News Releases

April 14, 2014
Senior wins $10,000 grant from Projects for Peace to assist library in Brazil with current projects and future funding

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.

April 9, 2014
Partners in the Arts, Capital One work with Richmond charter school to bring arts into study of the environment

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.

Arts & Sciences annual symposium to feature research, creative projects from more than 200 students

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.   

Colombian students visiting the university; will perform two concerts with UR musicians

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.

April 4, 2014
Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Robins School No. 16 among American undergraduate business programs

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.

April 3, 2014
Biology and computer science double major Tyler Heist wins 2014-15 Goldwater Scholarship

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.

April 2, 2014
Visiting international scholar to compose and perform music created daily from wind measurements

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.

April 1, 2014
The Octaves receive three nominations for a cappella awards; presentation in Boston April 12

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. 

March 31, 2014
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa to read from, speak about his work April 10
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.
March 28, 2014
Yale professor will discuss distinguishing cultural, religious leaders from icons
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.