News Releases

March 10, 2014
Author Mary Miley Theobald will discuss historical myths at annual Peple Lecture March 30

Mary Miley Theobald, mystery writer, researcher and author of fiction and nonfiction books, will deliver the 2014 Peple Lecture March 30, 3 p.m., at the University of Richmond’s Jepson Alumni Center, Robins Pavilion.

Civil rights and public policy leader is spring leader-in-residence at Jepson School

Gary L. Flowers, a leader in civil rights issues and public policy formation, will serve as leader-in-residence at University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies during spring 2014.

March 6, 2014
Author to discuss her novel in verse, "October Mourning," about the murder of Matthew Shepard

Award-winning author Lesléa Newman will discuss “He Continues to Make a Difference: The Story of Matthew Shepard,” on March 20, 4:30 p.m., at the University of Richmond’s Keller Hall Reception Room.

February 28, 2014
President Ayers to step down in July 2015; will remain on faculty to teach and continue scholarly work

Edward L. Ayers has announced his intention to step down as president of the University of Richmond on June 30, 2015.

February 20, 2014
Scholar of mysticism and spirituality in Western Christian tradition will speak March 3
Bernard McGinn, a leading scholar of mysticism and spirituality in the Western Christian tradition and best-selling author, will discuss “How Many Uses Does Water Have? Medieval Mystics and the Bible” at University of Richmond March 3, 4:30 p.m., in Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room.
February 19, 2014
KPMG chair, CEO John Veihmeyer to speak March 4 about global economy, ethics and leadership
John Veihmeyer, chairman and CEO of KPMG LLP, will discuss the global economy, ethics and leadership at the University of Richmond March 4.
February 18, 2014
Harvard Law professor and former ambassador to the Holy See to discuss politics as a vocation Feb. 28
Mary Ann Glendon, the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, will speak about “Politics as a Vocation?” as part of the University of Richmond’s annual Marshall Center Lecture Series Feb. 28, 4:30 p.m. in Jepson Hall, Room 120.
Panel discussion and symposium will look at Jewish immigration to the United States

A panel discussion and symposium about Jewish immigration to the United States, including many who came to Richmond, will be held at the University of Richmond Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m. The program will be held in Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium. 

January 31, 2014
"Laramie Project" writer, director to discuss intersection of theater and current events Feb. 24
Tony and Emmy award-nominated playwright and director Moisés Kaufman will discuss the power of theater to foster dialogue about current events and social and political issues at the University of Richmond Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.
January 29, 2014
SPCS launches new graduate program in nonprofit studies; classes to begin in August

The University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS) is launching a new graduate program in nonprofit studies. The program is designed for current and prospective nonprofit leaders and others seeking a theoretical foundation in this vital, rapidly growing sector of the local and global economy.