News Releases

February 25, 2013
Award-winning Native American writer Sherman Alexie to perform from his work March 5

Award-winning author, poet and screenwriter Sherman Alexie will give a performance from his work at the University of Richmond’s Jepson Alumni Center, March 5, 7 p.m.

February 21, 2013
2013 Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Film kicks off March 1 with 16 Latin American films

The University of Richmond’s 2013 Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Film will begin with a three-day festival, “Latin America in the Movies,” March 1–3. All films will be shown at Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and nuclear historian Richard Rhodes to speak Feb. 27

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and noted nuclear historian Richard Rhodes will speak about his new book, “Hedy’s Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamar, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World,” Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., in Camp Concert Hall at the University of Richmond. A dessert reception and book signing will follow.

Performance artist, writer Holly Hughes to give performance of her work, respond to questions Feb. 26

Performance artist and writer Holly Hughes will give a performance of her works Feb. 26, 7 p.m., in the Modlin Center’s Cousins Studio Theater at the University of Richmond. A book signing will follow.

February 18, 2013
Sports Backers gives University of Richmond Active RVA Certification for health, wellness programs

Sports Backers, a Richmond nonprofit organization that promotes physical activity and wellness, presented University of Richmond with an Active RVA Certification for implementing innovative programs to promote employee health, wellness and physical activity.

February 14, 2013
Law School conference to examine U.S. Supreme Court's "Rodriguez" decision regarding educational opportunity

University of Richmond School of Law will host a conference March 8 to examine a 40-year-old ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court that says an education is not a constitutional right.

Winter Visit Week to focus on academics; prospective students can talk with faculty and current students

University of Richmond will host academic department-oriented campus visits during “Winter Visit Week,” Feb. 18 – 22, a time when many prospective families visit college campuses for the first time.

Chancellor Heilman to relate John Wu, R'85, story; Chinese businessman will answer questions about his life journey

John Wu, grandson of the first Chinese student at the University of Richmond, will visit the university Feb. 18. At a 5 p.m. program, E. Bruce Heilman, university chancellor, will discuss Wu’s journey from imprisonment to factory worker, to University of Richmond graduate and executive of a $50 billion Chinese conglomerate.

February 11, 2013
CNN to broadcast live from Richmond campus following President Obama's State of the Union Address Feb. 12

CNN’s coverage of President Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union Address Feb. 12 will include live coverage from the University of Richmond campus.

February 7, 2013
NEH presents 'Muslim Journeys Bookshelf' to Boatwright Memorial Library

University of Richmond’s Boatwright Memorial Library has received a collection of 25 books and three films titled the “Muslim Journeys Bookshelf.”