News Releases

April 12, 2012
University of Richmond Launches "Visualizing Emancipation," the first map showing the fall of slavery during the Civil War
University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab has launched “Visualizing Emancipation” (http://dsl.richmond.edu/emancipation), an interactive online map that shows where and when slavery fell apart during the American Civil War.
April 11, 2012
Heather Thornton, Alexandria, Va., senior, wins Rangel Graduate Fellowship for two-year Foreign Service officer preparation

Heather Thornton, a University of Richmond senior from Alexandria, Va., has been awarded a Rangel Graduate Fellowship for preparation to enter the Foreign Service.

Joslyn Bedell promoted to associate director for employer relationship management

The University of Richmond has promoted Joslyn Bedell to associate director for employer relationship management in its Office of Alumni and Career Services.

Five teams advance to undergraduate Business Pitch Competition finals April 16

Five University of Richmond student teams have advanced to the April 16 finals in the Entrepreneurship Club’s Business Pitch Competition for budding entrepreneurs. Twenty-seven teams pitched ideas for new businesses to a panel of faculty and local business leaders in round one of the competition April 9.

April 10, 2012
Two University of Richmond juniors receive Goldwater scholarships for continued research in mathematics and chemistry
Natalie Clark and Alex Hahn, both juniors at the University of Richmond, have received 2012 Goldwater scholarships, the premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, science and engineering.
Sophomore Carlos Cotman of Richmond receives $10,000 VFIC/Altria leadership scholarship

The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) has awarded Carlos Cotman, a University of Richmond sophomore, a $10,000 VFIC/Altria Leadership Scholarship.

Art professor Jeremy Drummond awarded Mednick Memorial Fellowship for sensory deprivation project

Jeremy Drummond, professor of studio art at the University of Richmond, has been awarded the Mednick Memorial Fellowship by the Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges (VFIC).

April 6, 2012
Bonner Center for Civic Engagement receives $250,000 grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations for community-based learning

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations have awarded University of Richmond’s Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) a $250,000 grant to further community-based learning and increase overall campus engagement in the community.

Bonner Center for Civic Engagement receives $250,000 grant
Bonner Center for Civic Engagement receives $250,000 grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations for community-based learning.
April 5, 2012
Robins School of Business names Snagajob founder, CEO Shawn Boyer as Executive of the Year

Shawn Boyer, founder and chief executive officer of Snagajob, will be honored as the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business Executive of the Year at the school's annual Honors Convocation April 10.