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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.