This year marks the 10th anniversary of ChinaFest, an annual Richmond festival that promotes better understanding and goodwill between the United States and China. ChinaFest includes a wide variety of celebrated films and lectures by noted scholars, which are free and open to the public.
Martin Bonadeo, a guest artist from Argentina, will unveil a new installation, “Reflection,” at the University of Richmond on Feb. 5, 6 p.m. at the Tyler Haynes Commons overlooking Westhampton Lake. During the event, which is free and open to the campus and general community, the artist will deliver a few brief remarks.
The Institute of International Education ranks the University of Richmond second and fifth among leading baccalaureate institutions in two Open Doors surveys measuring the number of students studying abroad.
The university also ranked No. 7 among the top 40 baccalaureate institutions for the total number of international students in 2013-14.
The 10th Annual African Film Weekend will be held Oct. 3-4 at the University of Richmond, Robins School of Business in the Ukrop Auditorium.
The commanding general who opened and operated Guantánamo Bay after Sept. 11 and a Buddhist scholar who is the first American to be ordained a Tibetan monk by the Dalai Lama are among the speakers for the 2014-15 Jepson Leadership Forum lecture series at University of Richmond.
“Draw Back the Curtain,” a feature length documentary film, is the culmination of three years of student driven research and interviewing of immigrants and resettlement volunteers. The larger project, which includes a digital archive and multiple museum exhibitions, has tallied more than 8,000 volunteer hours and generous funding from the Richmond Jewish Foundation and the local community.
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.
The “Fiske Guide to Colleges,” a leading college guidebook, has selected the University of Richmond for its 2015 edition of more than 300 “best and most interesting schools” in the United States, Canada and Great Britain.
Peter Lurie, associate professor of English and film studies at the University of Richmond, has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies teaching fellowship at the University of Warsaw, Poland.
Jewish Family Services has presented University of Richmond Hillel with its inaugural Community Partner Award.