News Releases

November 17, 2014
Institute of International Education ranks Richmond No. 2 and No. 5 for study abroad; No. 7 for international enrollment

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.

September 16, 2014
African Film Weekend Oct. 3-4 will screen new and original films

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.

September 10, 2014
Global perspectives on conflict is theme of 2014-15 Jepson Leadership Forum; programs free but registration required

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.

September 4, 2014
Save the Date: 'Draw Back the Curtain' film to premiere Nov. 10

“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.

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.

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.