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.
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.
A paper by University of Richmond professors Fiona Ross and William T. Ross has been selected for inclusion in “The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013,” published by Princeton University Press.
The National Park Service’s National Capital Region has named University of Richmond professor Todd Lookingbill Natural Resources Researcher of the Year.
Among the University of Richmond’s 945 bachelor’s, 76 master’s, 33 MBA and 145 juris doctor graduates May 11–12 will be a business student who is going to medical school, an entrepreneur who designs and sells clothing for women with scoliosis, a law student who helped a woman and her child escape domestic violence, and Fulbright and Pickering grant recipients.
University of Richmond senior Aleah Goldin of Allentown, Pa., has received a Fulbright Research Grant for 2013–14 to study indigenous healing practices in Mongolia.
Three University of Richmond students won a total of five awards for their work in design, writing and photography in the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2012 regional Mark of Excellence college journalism competition. Students in Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and North Carolina entered.
Elisabeth Gruner, associate professor of English at the University of Richmond, has been named an associate dean in the School of Arts & Sciences and director of the Academic Advising Resource Center.
University of Richmond music professor Benjamin Broening has been selected a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow, the prestigious award given annually to up to 200 men and women who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.
Elena Calvillo, associate professor of art history at University of Richmond, has received the Hanna Kiel Fellowship for research at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy.