University of Richmond junior Manyang Kher remembers being 3 years old when the Sudanese civil war took his father’s life and separated him from his mother and sister. Kher spent the next 13 years in refugee camps, experiencing hunger, fear and abuse.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $290,000 grant to Carol Parish, professor of chemistry at the University of Richmond, for molecular research related to alternative fuels, anticancer antibiotics and graphene nanodevices.
University of Richmond’s Office of Alumni and Career Services has hired Frank Allen as associate director of career services and also filled two assistant director positions. Anna Todaro and Jesse Wingate will join the office to provide career advising.
The National Institutes of Health – National Cancer Institute has awarded John Gupton, professor of chemistry at the University of Richmond, a three-year, $348,572 grant for continuation of cancer-related research on pyrrole-containing substances.
Two local business leaders have been appointed as the 2012-13 Robins School of Business executives-in-residence at the University of Richmond. John Sherman Jr., retired vice chairman, CEO and president of the investment advisory firm Scott & Stringfellow, and Bob Piazza, former vice president of human resources and talent manager of science and technology company Danaher Corp., will help Robins School students with professional and career development.
Kristine Nolin, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Richmond, has received a $35,000 grant from Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
University of Richmond Alumni Association (URAA) honored two of its members with distinguished service awards, and another received the Jepson School of Leadership Studies 10th Year Reunion Recognition Award during reunion festivities on campus June 2.
Sam Kaufman of Midlothian, Va., partner of the law firm Owen & Owens PLC, has been elected to a second term as president of the University of Richmond Alumni Association (URAA).
The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has selected Carolina Temple of Huntsville, Ala., a sophomore at the University of Richmond, for a two-month biotechnology internship.
Ted Lewis, who has taught women’s and gender studies and managed LGBTQ programs in North and South Carolina, has joined the University of Richmond as associate director of Common Ground for LGBTQ campus life, a new position at the university.