News Releases

September 15, 2014
Students transform parking spaces into art; yearlong, community-engagement project offers unique learning experience

University of Richmond students are taking part in a unique learning experience called The Parking Lot Project. Through the department of art and art history class, 30 students will transform a UR parking lot into a yearlong, collaborative artwork.

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.

U.S. News & World Report ranks UR in top 25 for 'Best Value' among national liberal arts colleges
U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2015” guide has ranked University of Richmond as the 23rd “Best Value” among national liberal arts colleges.
September 8, 2014
University of Richmond's Clemmer awarded Auxiliary Foodservices Excellence Award from NACAS

Jerry Clemmer, director of Residential Dining Services for the University of Richmond, has received the 2014 College Auxiliary Foodservice Excellence Award from the National Association of College and Auxiliary Services (NACAS). 

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.

August 25, 2014
Sociology professor honored for dissertation on mental health

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.

August 21, 2014
First-year law students to volunteer for service projects

University of Richmond first-year law students will complete a number of community service projects as part of their orientation experience.

August 19, 2014
First-year Spiders arrive at University of Richmond; new students are diverse and highly accomplished

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.

August 15, 2014
18 freshmen, 40 miles on the Appalachian Trail, 1 amazing orientation experience at University of Richmond
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.