In the News

In the News

The University of Richmond Media and Public Relations team works with national and local reporters to advance the recognition and academic reputation of the University of Richmond. By connecting UR experts with reporters we aim to add perspective to the news of the day. Within the UR newsroom you will find the university’s releases, media placements, featured experts, and our latest tweets.

The University of Richmond is in the Red Stage of its COVID-19 Physical Distancing Framework. No external visitors, including media, are allowed to campus. 

Faculty-Authored Pieces with The Conversation

University of Richmond faculty are authoring pieces for The Conversation, an independent news source for informed commentary and analysis, written by university scholars. The latest UR piece is by biology professor Melinda Yang, who wrote, "Ancient DNA is revealing the genetic landscape of people who first settled in East Asia."

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Cynthia Price

Cynthia Price

Associate Vice President of Media & PR
Sunni Brown

Sunni Brown

Director of Media & PR
Lindsey Campbell

Lindsey Campbell

Media Relations Specialist

Media Releases

September 25, 2020
Media Tip Sheet: University of Richmond Faculty Experts Available to Discuss 2020 Candidates' Policy Stances

University of Richmond experts are available to discuss policy implications of the 2020 Election.

September 23, 2020
UR President Ronald A. Crutcher Announces Intention to Step Down in 2022
Ronald A. Crutcher has announced his intention to step down as president of the University of Richmond with the goal of the next president taking office no later than July 1, 2022.
September 22, 2020
UR Chemistry Professor and Associate Provost Carol Parish Named to International Advisory Board for Science Journal
Carol Parish, professor of chemistry and associate provost for academic integration, has accepted a position on the international advisory board for WIREs: Computational Molecular Sciences, a journal focusing on cross-disciplinary research on the applications of theoretical chemistry and computer programming relevant to chemistry and biology.
September 21, 2020
Associated Colleges of the South Awards University of Richmond Funding for Teaching Courses on Women in Higher Education
The University of Richmond has been awarded grant funding to develop courses that emphasize women¿s role in higher education throughout history.
September 18, 2020
Media Tip Sheet: University of Richmond Faculty Experts Available to Provide Insight on Tactics Employed on the Campaign Trail

University of Richmond experts are available to discuss the upcoming 2020 Election and the tactics employed by candidates on the campaign trail. 

September 17, 2020
Latest Project Out of UR Digital Scholarship Lab Shows Higher Risk of COVID-19 in Neighborhoods Redlined 80 Years Ago
A new mapping project just released from the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab shows a link between redlining and COVID-19.

Media Placements

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September 23, 2020
Leadership Metro Richmond, Robins Foundation to present 3-part equity series

Jamelle Wilson, dean of the School of Professional & Continuing Studies, will participate in a keynote conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones, lead writer on the New York Times’ The 1619 Project, as part of the series.

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September 23, 2020
University of Richmond president to step down
President Ronald A. Crutcher announced his intention to step down as the University’s president in 2022. The announcement was covered by nearly 30 outlets nationwide.
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September 21, 2020
Ann Hodges: September 21, 2020

Ann Hodges, SPCS interim chair of paralegal studies, shares her reactions to the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in this interview with John Reid.

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September 21, 2020
Corinna Barrett Lain column: What would RBG do?
Law professor Corinna Lain authored this piece.
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September 21, 2020
Justice Ginsburg left 'huge impact' on Virginians, professors say
Political science professor Jennifer Bowie is interviewed.
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September 21, 2020
A historian takes on Trump's view of American history
Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities Ed Ayers authored the piece highlighted in this story.