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.

Faculty-Authored Pieces with The Conversation

University of Richmond faculty members are writing articles for The Conversation, an independent news source that specializes in articles written by academics for a general audience. The latest University of Richmond authored piece is by Timothy Hamilton, who explains carbon border taxes and whether they are an effective tool for slowing climate change in "The EU wants a carbon tax on imports - but would it be the climate solution officials expect?"

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Cynthia Price

Cynthia Price

Associate Vice President of Media & PR
Sunni Brown

Sunni Brown

Director of Media & PR

Media Releases

September 24, 2021
University of Richmond Awarded Grant Funding for Project Focusing on Importance of Public Transportation
The importance of public transportation is the central focus of a new grant-funded project led by American Studies professor Laura Browder and theatre professor Patricia Herrera.
September 20, 2021
Media Tip Sheet: University of Richmond Faculty Experts Available for Stories on National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The University of Richmond has expert resources to discuss National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
September 15, 2021
Recent UR Grad Receives Projects for Peace Award For Podcast Project Focused on Afghan Refugees and Immigrants
Lina Tori Jan, a 2020 University of Richmond graduate from Kabul, Afghanistan, received a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant to support a series of podcasts showcasing the stories of refugees and immigrants from Afghanistan.
September 14, 2021
University of Richmond Physics Professor Jerry Gilfoyle Awarded $275K+ Department of Energy Grant for Nuclear Physics Research
Jerry Gilfoyle, professor of physics at the University of Richmond, has been awarded $278,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy to support his ongoing nuclear physics research.
September 13, 2021
UR Ranks in Top 25 for Liberal Arts and Best Value by U.S. News & World Report; Undergraduate Business Jumps More Than 10 spots
U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2022 guide has ranked the University of Richmond #22 overall among national liberal arts colleges for the second year in a row.
September 10, 2021
University of Richmond Earns Highest Honor for Emergency Management
The University of Richmond has earned accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program.

Media Placements

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September 24, 2021
Handmade Tales

Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience Kelly Lambert is interviewed. Lambert’s interview starts around the 40-minute mark.

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September 24, 2021
Can Moderna or J&J vaccine recipients get a Pfizer booster shot or should they wait?

Biology professor Angie Hilliker is quoted.

September 24, 2021
In attack on abortion rights, new Texas law could turn state courts into litigation Thunderdomes

Law professor Jud Campbell is quoted.

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September 23, 2021
'It feels morally corrupt': Redistricting commission continues to spar over minority protections

Law professor Hank Chambers, who studies voting issues, is quoted.

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September 23, 2021
Senate Judiciary Committee approves Erek Barron to be Maryland's next U.S. attorney
Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted.
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September 22, 2021
'A capital of hope': Emancipation & Freedom Monument unveiled Wednesday at Brown's Island

Lauranett Lee, a public historian and visiting lecturer, is quoted in this article. Lee served as the keynote speaker for the unveiling of the Emancipation and Freedom Monument.