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.

Just in time for Halloween, the latest UR-authored piece is by law professor Hayes Holderness, who explains why not all candy is candy — at least in terms of tax law. Check out his piece "Tax or treat! State laws on candy taxation vary wildly."

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Cynthia Price

Cynthia Price

Associate Vice President of Media & PR
Sunni Brown

Sunni Brown

Director of Media & PR

Media Releases

October 26, 2021
Virginia Economic Outlook Index Back to Pre-COVID Level in Q3 2021; Employers Hesitant to Require Return to In-Person Work
The latest VACEO survey finds positive expectations over the next six months for sales, capital spending, and employment.
October 19, 2021
University of Richmond Professor Receives Fellowship with UN to Research Intersection of Climate Change and Violent Conflict
Sandra Joireman, Weinstein Chair of International Studies and professor of political science at the University of Richmond, has been selected as a research fellow for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
October 6, 2021
University of Richmond's Modlin Center for the Arts Receives Grant Support for 2021-22 Performance Season
The University of Richmond’s Modlin Center for the Arts has received a $60K grant to support the 2021­–22 performance season.
October 5, 2021
Goats Head Back to Campus
RVA Goats and Honey is sending 40 to 60 goats to the University of Richmond.
October 5, 2021
Richmond Fed President to Appear on Full Disclosure with Roben Farzad, Journalist-in-residence at the University of Richmond
The University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business is offering a special live taping of Full Disclosure, a weekly radio show that is about the business of culture and the culture of business.
September 28, 2021
University of Richmond Archaeologist Receives Grant Funding for Project on Inclusivity and Diversity in Archaeology Courses
Derek Miller, an archaeologist at the University of Richmond, is part of a collaborative team awarded nearly $40K in funding from the Associated Colleges of the South for a project focusing on designing more inclusive and equitable archaeology courses.

Media Placements

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October 26, 2021
River City Roundup

This article features the Modlin Center for the Arts Oct. 28 event with opera singer Will Liverman.

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October 26, 2021
Milestones - Oct. 26, 2021

Sandra Joireman, Weinstein Chair of International Studies and professor of political science, has been selected as a research fellow for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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October 25, 2021
US to begin UK appeal against Assange extradition block
Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted. This article apeared in more than 50 additional publications.
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October 23, 2021
The race for governor of Virginia is neck-and-neck

Political science professor Ernest McGowen is interviewed in this segment for Weekend Edition Saturday. The story aired on more than 50 NPR stations across the country.

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October 22, 2021
'Bridgerton' Writer Azia Squire To Adapt 'The Richest Black Girl In America' For Amblin

Amblin has acquired the rights to “The Richest Black Girl in America,” an article by leadership studies professor Lauren Henley, who writes about Black life in the early 20th century.  

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October 22, 2021
Section 8 housing program reinforces Jim Crow pattern across the South, data shows

Digital Scholarship Lab Director Rob Nelson is quoted in this article (subscription required), which uses data from the DSL’s “Mapping Inequality” project. The story was picked up by a dozen other outlets, including Bluffton Today.