News Releases

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.
August 13, 2014
New living spaces at University of Richmond offer comfort, safety and sustainability as students return for academic year

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.

August 5, 2014
University of Richmond featured in The Princeton Review book, 'The Best 379 Colleges' 2015 edition

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.

July 31, 2014
Associate provost Joan Neff receives award from Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

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.

July 17, 2014
Two University of Richmond chefs win bronze medal at culinary competition

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.