News Releases

October 8, 2014
Department of History presents Freeman lecture series this fall

The University of Richmond's Department of History 2014-15 Douglas Southall Freeman Professor, Colin Jones, will present two lectures this fall.

September 22, 2014
Chemistry professor awarded grant by National Science Foundation

Michael C. Leopold, Floyd D. and Elisabeth S. Gottwald Professor of Chemistry at the University of Richmond, has been awarded a three-year grant by the National Science Foundation.

September 18, 2014
Authors Robert Olen Butler and Amy Bloom to take part in 2014-15 writers series at University of Richmond

Two accomplished novelists and short story writers will speak at the University of Richmond in the 2014-15 Writers Series, Oct. 22 and Nov. 11, 7 p.m., in Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room.

September 15, 2014
Students transform parking spaces into art; yearlong, community-engagement project offers unique learning experience

University of Richmond students are taking part in a unique learning experience called The Parking Lot Project. Through the department of art and art history class, 30 students will transform a UR parking lot into a yearlong, collaborative artwork.

August 29, 2014
University of Richmond graduates chosen for prestigious fellowships

Two recent University of Richmond alumni are receiving a prestigious and selective international student research fellowship through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. This program provides funding for pre-doctoral students who have demonstrated exceptional talent and innovation in research to complete their graduate studies.

August 25, 2014
Sociology professor honored for dissertation on mental health

Eric Anthony Grollman, University of Richmond assistant professor in the department of sociology and anthropology, recently was honored with the Best Dissertation Award in Mental Health by the American Sociological Association.

July 31, 2014
Associate provost Joan Neff receives award from Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

Joan Neff, University of Richmond associate provost, recently was honored with the prestigious Outstanding Victim Services Award by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.

July 16, 2014
Department of Defense awards full-tuition SMART scholarship to Christina Annas

Christina Annas, a University of Richmond junior from Chapel Hill, N.C., has received a full-tuition Department of Defense SMART Scholarship.

April 9, 2014
Arts & Sciences annual symposium to feature research, creative projects from more than 200 students

The University of Richmond School of Arts & Sciences will host the 29th annual Student Symposium, April 11, 1–6 p.m., at the Modlin Center for the Arts and Gottwald Science Center.   

April 3, 2014
Biology and computer science double major Tyler Heist wins 2014-15 Goldwater Scholarship

Tyler Heist, a University of Richmond junior from Independence, Ky., has won a 2014–15 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the country’s premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, science and engineering.