News Releases

July 14, 2014
University of Richmond named to Fiske Guide 2015; cited for 'unusual strength' in business, international 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.

June 19, 2014
Professor Peter Lurie awarded Fulbright Distinguished Chair to teach in Poland

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.

June 18, 2014
Hillel honored for work documenting lives of 800 former Soviet Union Jews who settled in Richmond

Jewish Family Services has presented University of Richmond Hillel with its inaugural Community Partner Award.

May 15, 2014
Elizabeth Baughan receives Fulbright and ARIT grants to support archaeological research in Turkey

Elizabeth Baughan, associate professor of classics and archaeology at the University of Richmond, has received a Fulbright Scholar grant and funding from the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) to support her archaeological research.

April 14, 2014
Senior wins $10,000 grant from Projects for Peace to assist library in Brazil with current projects and future funding

Projects for Peace has awarded a $10,000 grant to University of Richmond senior Jhewel Fernandez of Brooklyn, N.Y., to assist a library in Brazil print books, connect to the Internet and sponsor workshops for local citizens.

April 2, 2014
Visiting international scholar to compose and perform music created daily from wind measurements

Creating a new piece of music every day for a week is challenging; creating that music from unique daily wind measurements, composing the piece and then performing it live an hour later is another level of challenge.

March 21, 2014
Award-winning film stars, producers return for 22nd annual French Film Festival in Carytown March 27-30

Francophiles and movie fans, rejoice: Richmond’s French Film Festival returns to the historic Byrd Theatre March 27–30 with more than 30 feature and short films.

February 18, 2014
Harvard Law professor and former ambassador to the Holy See to discuss politics as a vocation Feb. 28
Mary Ann Glendon, the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, will speak about “Politics as a Vocation?” as part of the University of Richmond’s annual Marshall Center Lecture Series Feb. 28, 4:30 p.m. in Jepson Hall, Room 120.
December 18, 2013
Reynolds Foundation makes $250,000 gift to support MBA program's international business education focus

The Richard S. Reynolds Foundation will donate $250,000 over five years to the University of Richmond’s Richard S. Reynolds Graduate School of Business to support international business education for students in the MBA program.

December 16, 2013
Political science professor Sheila Carapico examines effects of political aid on Arab activism in new book
Sheila Carapico, professor of political science and coordinator of the University of Richmond’s International Studies program, has published a book examining the controversial and contradictory effects political aid has had in the Middle East.