News Releases

April 23, 2013
Bristow, Va., senior Sandra Zuniga Guzman awarded Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Sandra Zuniga Guzman, a University of Richmond senior from Bristow, Va., has been selected as a fellow of the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program.
Junior from Seattle wins Harry S. Truman Scholarship to study Middle East relations and security concerns, nuclear proliferation

Katelyn Lawrenz, a junior political science major from Seattle, has won a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, one of 62 awarded in 2013 to college juniors who want to dedicate their lives to public service.

Lactation support company wins Entrepreneurship Club's 2013 Business Pitch Compitition

Cookies, Then Milk!, a lactation support company that produces and sells cookies and cookie mixes for breastfeeding mothers, won the University of Richmond Entrepreneurship Club’s Business Pitch Competition for budding entrepreneurs. Owner Nicole Bredeson, a junior from Largo, Fla., won $3,500 and the opportunity to present her company to angel investors.

April 17, 2013
State Department official, first female African American justice on Va. Supreme Court and UR president will speak at 2013 commencement ceremonies

A State Department senior advisor fighting human trafficking, the first African American female justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, and a leading historian of the American South will give the addresses at the three ceremonies comprising the University of Richmond’s 183rd Commencement May 11-12.

April 16, 2013
Senior Andrew Thomas wins Congress-Bundestag fellowship to work, study in Germany for a year

Andrew Thomas, a University of Richmond senior from Lancaster, Pa., has received a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals fellowship for 2013-14.

David Hale named vice president for business and finance and treasurer; will assume duties July 29

David B. Hale, a senior financial executive with more than 25 years of professional experience in higher education and the private sector, will join the University of Richmond as vice president for business and finance and treasurer.

Virginia Native Plant Society names Redbud as 2013 Wildflower of the Year

The Redbud (Cercis canadensis), a shrub or small tree found throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, has been named Wildflower of the Year for 2013 by the Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS).

April 12, 2013
Manuella Meyer named Larson Fellow to conduct research at Library of Congress

Manuella Meyer, assistant professor of history at the University of Richmond, has been appointed a Larson Fellow in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.

Robins School - VACEO survey finds overall economic outlook index up from previous three quarters

The first quarter 2013 CEO Economic Outlook survey by University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business and the Virginia Council of CEOs finds the overall outlook index of top executives has increased, compared to the three previous quarters.

April 11, 2013
Six teams advance to finals of Entrepreneurship Club's Business Pitch Competition; winner receives $3,500
Six University of Richmond student teams have advanced to the April 15 finals in the Entrepreneurship Club’s Business Pitch Competition for budding entrepreneurs.