“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.
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.
Eric Anthony Grollman, University of Richmond assistant professor in the department of sociology and anthropology, recently was honored with the Best Dissertation Award in Mental Health by the American Sociological Association.
University of Richmond first-year law students will complete a number of community service projects as part of their orientation experience.
The 827 first-year students arriving to University of Richmond’s campus tomorrow (Aug. 20) comprise one of the most highly qualified classes in the university’s history, admitted from a pool of more than 9,900 applicants.
Eighteen incoming freshmen men will embark on a two-day, 40-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail as part of their pre-orientation to University of Richmond.
More than 330 University of Richmond students returning to campus this fall will be living in two new facilities. Construction that has been going on all summer is nearly complete for Gateway Village and Westhampton Hall.
University of Richmond is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2015 edition of its annual college guide.
Joan Neff, University of Richmond associate provost, recently was honored with the prestigious Outstanding Victim Services Award by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.
University of Richmond chefs Mike Larue and Andy Kerscher won the bronze medal in the team competition at the University of Massachusetts’ Taste of World Culinary Conference.