Nabila Rahman, a University of Richmond senior, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to teach English and study in Malaysia for the 2012–13 academic year.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has named University of Richmond to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fourth time in recognition of commitment to, and achievement in, community service.
University of Richmond is listed in a free downloadable book, “Guide to 322 Green Colleges,” published this week by The Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.
Aarti Reddy, a University of Richmond freshman from Bangalore, India, has received a Davis Projects for Peace grant to launch a sanitation facility pilot program in Pune City, India. The project will focus on neighborhoods with significant health concerns caused by little or no access to toilet facilities.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a native of Fairfax County who went on to careers in the U.S. Army and the legal profession before entering politics, will give the main commencement address at the University of Richmond on May 6.
Kevin Butterfield, director of bibliographic and digital services and interim librarian at the University of Richmond’s Boatwright Memorial Library, has been named university librarian after a national search.
University of Richmond has appointed Andrew McBride of Midlothian, Va., as associate vice president for facilities. A member of the facilities leadership team since 1994, McBride most recently was university architect and has served since last summer as interim associate vice president.
University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab has launched “Visualizing Emancipation” (http://dsl.richmond.edu/emancipation), an interactive online map that shows where and when slavery fell apart during the American Civil War.
Heather Thornton, a University of Richmond senior from Alexandria, Va., has been awarded a Rangel Graduate Fellowship for preparation to enter the Foreign Service.
The University of Richmond has promoted Joslyn Bedell to associate director for employer relationship management in its Office of Alumni and Career Services.