News Releases

April 30, 2013
Clinton Global Initiative University makes $9,000 grant to UR sophomore to start autism project in West Bank

A project to help mothers of autistic children in the West Bank, developed by University of Richmond sophomore Melissa Diamond of Plymouth, Minn., has received a $9,000 grant from the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) and The Resolution Project.

April 29, 2013
University of Richmond students win five Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards in 2012 regional journalism competition

Three University of Richmond students won a total of five awards for their work in design, writing and photography in the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2012 regional Mark of Excellence college journalism competition. Students in Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and North Carolina entered.

Elisabeth Gruner named an associate dean in A&S and director of Academic Advising Resource Center

Elisabeth Gruner, associate professor of English at the University of Richmond, has been named an associate dean in the School of Arts & Sciences and director of the Academic Advising Resource Center.   

April 25, 2013
University of Richmond music professor Benjamin Broening awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

University of Richmond music professor Benjamin Broening has been selected a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow, the prestigious award given annually to up to 200 men and women who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.


Art history professor receives fellowship to conduct research at Harvard Center near Florence, Italy

Elena Calvillo, associate professor of art history at University of Richmond, has received the Hanna Kiel Fellowship for research at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy.

The Princeton Review selects Richmond as 'green college' for sustainability initiatives

The Princeton Review has named the University of Richmond a “green” college for 2013. The college guidebook publisher annually recognizes colleges for environmental initiatives in construction, energy conservation and recycling.

Law professor Noah Sachs receives Fulbright-Nehru grant to study market-based environmental law in India

Noah Sachs, professor of law and director of the Robert R. Merhige Jr. Center for Environmental Studies at the University of Richmond School of Law, has received one of five Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership grants to conduct research in India in 2013–14. 

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.