News Releases

August 1, 2012
NIH awards chemistry professor John Gupton $348,572 grant to continue cancer research

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.

July 31, 2012
Robins School of Business appoints two as 2012-13 executives-in-residence

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.

Chemistry professor Kristine Nolin receives two-year, $35,000 grant to study bond-forming reactions

Kristine Nolin, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Richmond, has received a $35,000 grant from Research Corporation for Science Advancement.

July 27, 2012
Alumni Association honors three with distinguished service, Jepson School Recognition awards and remembers four lost on 9/11 during Reunion 2012

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.

URAA reelects Sam Kaufman as president; also elects new officers and board members

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).

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.