News Releases

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.

January 28, 2014
Financial holding company Markel's vice president, CFO to participate in C-Suite Conversation Feb. 12
Anne Waleski, vice president and CFO at Markel Corporation, will participate in a C-Suite Conversation Feb. 12, 8 a.m., at the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business. The program will be held in Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium.
Guidebook publisher The Princeton Review selects University of Richmond for 2014 Best Value book

College guide publisher The Princeton Review has selected University of Richmond for its 2014 list of 75 best value private colleges, praising its combination of academic opportunities of a large research university and advantages of a small liberal arts college.

January 22, 2014
Richmond President Edward L. Ayers to receive Boyer Award for significant contributions to higher education

The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U) will present its Ernest L. Boyer Award to University of Richmond President Edward L. Ayers Jan. 23 during the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities in Washington. 

KidZania executive, Richmond graduate to talk about passion, purpose and play Feb. 6

Cammie Dunaway, U.S. president and global chief marketing officer of KidZania, will speak about “Passion, Purpose and Play,” Feb. 6, 6 p.m., at the University of Richmond’s Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium, as part of the Robins Executive Speaker Series.

Staffing is most significant issue facing CEOs at small and mid-sized companies in central Virginia

The fourth quarter 2013 CEO Economic Outlook survey by the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business and the Virginia Council of CEOs finds staffing (finding, hiring, retaining and training) to be the most significant business issue executives are currently facing.

January 21, 2014
Law professor Noah Sachs and student Ryan Murphy call for reforms to toxic chemical regulation in Virginia

In the wake of the toxic chemical spill that contaminated water supplies in West Virginia, a new report by an environmental law expert at the University of Richmond School of Law calls for major reforms in Virginia’s regulation of toxic chemicals.

January 15, 2014
Unigo college guide names Richmond the No. 10 most-wired campus in the nation

Unigo, a college guide website, recently ranked University of Richmond the No. 10 most-wired campus in the nation.

January 14, 2014
Richmond - VCU to share three-year DOJ grant for sexual assault prevention and response programs

The U.S. Department of Justice has made a three-year, $499,984 grant to the University of Richmond to develop programs in conjunction with Virginia Commonwealth University that will educate and train students, law enforcement officers and first responders about preventing and responding to sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking.