Projects for Peace has awarded a $10,000 grant to University of Richmond senior Jhewel Fernandez of Brooklyn, N.Y., to assist a library in Brazil print books, connect to the Internet and sponsor workshops for local citizens.
Pin-hole cameras, trash, invasive plant species and elementary school children have come together in the city of Richmond in an environmental studies project that relies heavily on the arts.
The University of Richmond School of Arts & Sciences will host the 29th annual Student Symposium, April 11, 1–6 p.m., at the Modlin Center for the Arts and Gottwald Science Center.
Six student musicians from Cartagena, Colombia, are visiting the University of Richmond for two weeks of cultural and musical exchange, including performing in two concerts this week.
Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business No. 16 overall on its 2014 list of America’s best undergraduate business programs.
Tyler Heist, a University of Richmond junior from Independence, Ky., has won a 2014–15 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the country’s premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, science and engineering.
Creating a new piece of music every day for a week is challenging; creating that music from unique daily wind measurements, composing the piece and then performing it live an hour later is another level of challenge.
The University of Richmond’s all male a cappella group, the Octāves, has been nominated for three 2014 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards. Winners will be announced at a banquet and red carpet ceremony April 12 in Boston.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa will read from and speak about his work on April 10, at 7 p.m. in the University of Richmond’s Keller Hall Reception Room.
Kathryn Lofton, professor of religious studies, American studies, history and divinity at Yale University, will discuss what distinguishes a cultural or religious leader from an icon April 10, 4:30 p.m., in Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room, at University of Richmond.