News Releases

June 19, 2014
Professor Peter Lurie awarded Fulbright Distinguished Chair to teach in Poland

Peter Lurie, associate professor of English and film studies at the University of Richmond, has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies teaching fellowship at the University of Warsaw, Poland.

June 18, 2014
Hillel honored for work documenting lives of 800 former Soviet Union Jews who settled in Richmond

Jewish Family Services has presented University of Richmond Hillel with its inaugural Community Partner Award.

June 16, 2014
Alumni Association Board elects officers, new board members for 2014-15

The University of Richmond Alumni Association Board has elected 2014–15 officers and seven board members for renewed or new terms.

June 9, 2014
Archaeology professor Elizabeth Baughan publishes book analyzing ancient funeral couches

The first comprehensive look at early funeral couches in the ancient Mediterranean world is the subject of a book by Elizabeth P. Baughan, associate professor of classics and archaeology at the University of Richmond.

June 5, 2014
Alumni Association, Jepson School of Leadership Studies present awards to seven during Reunion Weekend

The University of Richmond Alumni Association and Jepson School of Leadership Studies presented distinguished service and other awards May 31 during the university’s annual Reunion Weekend.

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.