News Releases

July 24, 2012
Sophomore wins competitive biotechnology internship as sequencing technician

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.

Office of Common Ground hires associate director to lead LGBTQ campus life programs

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.

July 17, 2012
Rob Blandford named president and chief investment officer of Spider Management Co. LLC
University of Richmond has appointed Rob Blandford as chief investment officer of its investment affiliate, Spider Management Co. LLC, effective immediately.
July 16, 2012
Private college affordability will be demonstrated during Private College Week July 30 - Aug. 4

Twenty-four Virginia independent colleges will welcome prospective students and their parents to their campuses July 30 – Aug. 4, to demonstrate how private colleges can be affordable choices.

July 12, 2012
Athletic Director Jim Miller to transition to new role of assistant to the president for athletic advancement

Athletic Director Jim Miller, who guided the University of Richmond’s unprecedented athletic and academic success throughout a 12-year tenure, will transition from his current role to the newly established role of assistant to the president for athletic advancement.

July 9, 2012
Heilman Dining Center wins national Bronze Award for Titanic commemoration dinner

The University of Richmond’s Heilman Dining Center won the Loyal E. Horton Bronze Award for Residential Dining Special Event from the National Association of College and University Food Services.

May 24, 2012
SPCS to offer institute on global sustainability challenges; certificate or course credit available

The University of Richmond will offer a course and workshop June 18-22 to examine the 25 most critical global sustainability challenges.

HHMI awards university $1.4 million to design interdisciplinary science, math education program

Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded a $1.4 million, four-year grant to the University of Richmond to build upon its successful Integrated Quantitative Science course and develop a new program to promote diversity in math and science.  It is the third HHMI grant awarded to Richmond in the past eight years.

May 18, 2012
Senior Shannon Mann wins $20,000 Boren Scholarship to continue study of Mandarin in China

Shannon Mann, a University of Richmond senior from Abingdon, Va., has won a $20,000 Boren Scholarship, given to undergraduate students for study abroad in areas critical to U.S. interests and traditionally underrepresented in study abroad.

May 17, 2012
Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Robins School No. 1 in international business education for second year

Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond No. 1 in international business education in its rankings of top undergraduate business schools by specialty for the second consecutive year.