News Releases

January 14, 2013
Campus neighbors, parents now can receive URAlert messages through Twitter texts to cell phones

Neighbors of University of Richmond now have access to emergency alert messages sent by the university’s emergency notification system.

January 8, 2013
Shakespeare Behind Bars creator Curt Tofteland will speak at Jepson Forum Jan. 23

Curt Tofteland, creator and director of the internationally acclaimed Shakespeare Behind Bars program, will speak Jan. 23, 7 p.m., at University of Richmond’s Jepson Alumni Center as part of the 2012–13 Jepson Leadership Forum.

Humorist, author and expert on the Internet and society will give 2013 Peple Lecture Feb. 17

David Weinberger, an authority on the Internet and society, will give the 2013 Peple Lecture Feb. 17, 2 p.m., at the University of Richmond’s Jepson Alumni Center. He talk will focus on his latest book, “Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That Facts Aren’t Facts, Experts are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room is the Room.”

January 7, 2013
Beckman Foundation awards third consecutive student research grant to University of Richmond

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has awarded University of Richmond a three-year, $77,200 Beckman Scholars grant for faculty-mentored student research. It is the third consecutive Beckman Scholars award to the university since 2006.

November 20, 2012
IIE ranks University of Richmond No. 7 among baccalaureate institutions for total number of international students

The Institute of International Education (IIE) ranks University of Richmond No. 7 for total number of international students on its 2011-12 list of the top 40 baccalaureate institutions.

November 15, 2012
39th annual Candlelight Services of Lessons and Carols to be held Dec. 9; two choirs will perform

University of Richmond’s Office of the Chaplaincy and Department of Music will hold the 39th annual Candlelight Services of Lessons and Carols, Dec. 9 at 5 and 8 p.m. in Cannon Memorial Chapel.

November 9, 2012
Digital text mining helps scholars analyze themes in nearly 1,400 Civil War-era newspapers

News reports from the Civil War contain an abundance of themes and text. Due to the enormity of the coverage during the four years of the war, it is nearly impossible for individual historians to analyze – until now.

November 7, 2012
Veterans services commissioner and former POW Paul Galanti to speak at Veterans Day program Nov. 9

Paul Galanti, commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, will speak at a Veterans Day program Nov. 9 at 12:30 p.m. at University of Richmond’s Cannon Memorial Chapel. The program is free and open to the public.

Wall Street executives to participate in Robins School of Business panel discussion Nov. 29

Paul Queally, co-president of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, will moderate a panel of Wall Street executives at “The Word from Wall Street,” Nov. 29, 6 p.m., at University of Richmond’s Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium.

November 5, 2012
American Institute of CPAs names Nancy Bagranoff, Robins School of Business dean, to its board of directors
Nancy Bagranoff, dean of University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business, has been named to the American Institute of CPAs board of directors. Her formal election took place Oct. 23 during the AICPA fall council meeting.