News Releases

February 21, 2013
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.

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
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.

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.

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.”

February 6, 2013
Author Courtney Martin will discuss women in the media and body image activism

Award-winning author Courtney E. Martin will speak about “Taking Back Our Bodies, Our Media, Our Lives” Feb. 20, 7 p.m., at the University of Richmond. She will speak in Tyler Haynes Commons, Alice Haynes Room. The program is part of the WILL and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies lecture series and is free and open to the public.

February 5, 2013
Princeton Review cites 'academic opportunities of larger universities' with advantages of small liberal arts college naming UR a 'best value'
College guide publisher The Princeton Review has selected University of Richmond for its 2013 list of 75 best value private colleges, praising the combination of academic opportunities of a large research university and advantages of a small liberal arts college.
January 28, 2013
Constitutional law expert whose arguments became the basis of legal challenges to Affordable Care Act to speak in UR's Marshall Series Feb. 8

Randy Barnett, professor of constitutional law at Georgetown University Law Center, will deliver a talk, “Who Won the Health Care Case (And Why Did So Many Law Professors Miss the Boat?)” Feb. 8, 4:30 p.m., in Jepson Hall 118 as part of the 2012-13 Marshall Center Lecture Series.