The Institute of International Education ranks the University of Richmond second and fifth among leading baccalaureate institutions in two Open Doors surveys measuring the number of students studying abroad.
The university also ranked No. 7 among the top 40 baccalaureate institutions for the total number of international students in 2013-14.
Jewish Family Services and University of Richmond Hillel released “Draw Back the Curtain,” a feature-length documentary film detailing the Richmond community’s role in resettling 800 refugees from the former Soviet Union in the late 1980s. The film premiered at the Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond on Nov. 10 to an audience of more than 500 people.
Nick Creegan won the top prize in the University of Richmond’s Business Pitch Competition with an app that crowdsources recommendations to facilitate the exploration of craft beer. The win comes with $3,500 and an opportunity to pitch the product to local angel investors who might help his team, which includes Dillon Kerr, a senior at Connecticut College, take the app to the marketplace.
University of Richmond’s Office of the Chaplaincy, in partnership with the Department of Music, will hold the 41st annual “Candlelight Services of Lessons and Carols” Dec. 7 in Cannon Memorial Chapel. Two identical community services will be offered, one at 5 p.m., and again at 8 p.m.
Tom McInerney, president and CEO of Genworth Financial, will participate in a C-Suite Conversation Nov. 19, at 8 a.m., at the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business. The program will be held in Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
The John Marshall International Center for the Study of Statesmanship will host several experts in the coming months who will share their views on preserving individual freedoms, self-interest and leading from behind.
Rock music was something raw and rebellious 50 years ago, and now it is the subject of an in-depth course at the University of Richmond's School of Professional and Continuing Studies.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the same guidelines provided to University of Richmond students also benefit the community.
Bullying does not just happen in the classroom.
That is the message that activist and educator Dena Simmons is hoping to convey during an upcoming program at the University of Richmond. Simmons will present “Bullying: Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That” on Oct. 28, 6 p.m., Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room (third floor) on the campus.
Carol A. Smith, vice president, publisher and chief revenue officer of Harper’s BAZAAR, will share her thoughts on surviving and succeeding in the magazine world, including her path to Harper’s BAZAAR.
During her time with the magazine she has made sweeping changes to the brand, including establishing the magazine’s niche position as the arbiter of modern luxury.
She will speak at the University of Richmond as a Robins School of Business Executive Speaker Series guest. The event will be held on Oct. 30, 6-7 p.m., in the Robins School’s Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium.