News Releases

May 22, 2014
Dreyfus Foundation awards $60,000 to Wade Downey for student fellowships in organic chemistry

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation has presented C. Wade Downey, associate professor of chemistry at University of Richmond, a Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.

May 15, 2014
Elizabeth Baughan receives Fulbright and ARIT grants to support archaeological research in Turkey

Elizabeth Baughan, associate professor of classics and archaeology at the University of Richmond, has received a Fulbright Scholar grant and funding from the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) to support her archaeological research.

May 12, 2014
Shepherd Conference to examine false confessions, wrongful convictions and youth representation

False confessions and the representation of youth who have confessed are among topics to be discussed by judges, professors, public defenders and attorneys at the University of Richmond School of Law’s 19th annual Robert E. Shepherd Jr. Juvenile Law and Education Conference May 16.

Virginia Lawyers Media selects Law School Dean Wendy Perdue as one of its 2014 "Influential Women"

Virginia Lawyers Media has selected Wendy Perdue, dean of the University of Richmond School of Law, as one of its 2014 “Influential Women of Virginia.”

May 10, 2014
University of Richmond Staff Aboard Balloon That Crashed
The University of Richmond community extends its prayers and thoughts to the families of two members of the women's basketball staff who were aboard a balloon that crashed May 9 in Caroline County, Va.
May 9, 2014
Pulitzer and National Book Award finalist Christine Schutt will be Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in 2015
Novelist Christine Schutt will be the University of Richmond’s Distinguished Writer-in-Residence during the spring 2015 semester.
May 5, 2014
Campus entrance at River Road and UR Drive to close May 13 through summer
The River Road entrance to the University of Richmond at UR Drive will be closed May 13 through summer 2014 to all vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic.
April 25, 2014
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute names Peggy Watson as director

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Richmond has named Henrico County resident Margaret (Peggy) Watson as director. 

April 24, 2014
Religious studies professor receives competitive NEH grant to research early Christian martyr texts
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded University of Richmond professor Stephanie Cobb a $6,000 summer stipend grant to support her work for a book about early Christian martyr texts.
April 23, 2014
University adds eight members to Career Services Advisory Council; they will consult on career best practices

The University of Richmond’s Office of Alumni and Career Services has named eight new members to serve on its 16-member Career Services Advisory Council.