News Releases

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.
December 12, 2013
Jeffrey Hass receives NEH fellowship to continue research on historic blockade of Leningrad

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a one-year fellowship to Jeffrey Hass, associate professor of sociology at the University of Richmond. The grant will enable Hass to spend the 2014-15 academic year on his project “A Siege Mentality: Practices and Politics of Surviving War in the Blockade of Leningrad.”

December 11, 2013
Shahan Mufti pens book tracing family history through the development of democracy in Pakistan

Shahan Mufti, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Richmond, offers an enlightened perspective on the history of Pakistan in his new book “The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family and War.”

November 22, 2013
Manyang Kher to receive Humanitarian Award for work on behalf of Sudanese refugees

University of Richmond student Manyang Kher  will travel to New York City Nov. 30 to pick up another award for his nonprofit organization, Humanity Helping Sudan.

November 20, 2013
IIE ranks University of Richmond first and second in Open Doors surveys of students studying abroad

The Institute of International Education ranks the University of Richmond first and second among leading baccalaureate institutions in two Open Doors surveys measuring the number of students studying abroad.