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."

From retail trends to healthy holiday eating, University of Richmond experts are available to provide insights on the stories you are working on this holiday season.

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Cynthia Price

Cynthia Price

Associate Vice President of Media & PR
Sunni Brown

Sunni Brown

Director of Media & PR

Media Releases

November 10, 2021
University of Richmond Receives $1 Million Gift to Benefit the Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Initiative
A recent $1 million gift will accelerate the development of the University of Richmond’s Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship initiative.
November 9, 2021
University of Richmond Highlighted As One of the Nation's Most Environmentally Responsible Colleges by The Princeton Review
For 12 consecutive years, The Princeton Review has selected the University of Richmond as a top school for environmental stewardship.
November 5, 2021
UR Geography and the Environment Professor Stephanie Spera Receives VFIC Excellence in Instructional Technology Award

Geography and the environment professor Stephanie Spera received the H. Hiter Harris III Award for Excellence in Instructional Technology from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.

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.

Media Placements

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November 22, 2021
Getting Personal With College Admission: Requesting The Right Recommendations

Gil Villanueva, associate vice president and dean of Admission, is quoted.

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November 21, 2021
José Antonio Kast, Far-Right Candidate, Leads After First Round of Chile's Presidential Election

Political science and global studies professor Jenny Pribble, a Latin American politics expert, is quoted.

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November 21, 2021
Weekend: Doubts remain after videos show missing Chinese tennis star
Political science and global studies professor Jenny Pribble, a Latin American politics expert, is quoted
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November 21, 2021
Chile Heads for Polarized Presidency Runoff as Volatility Looms
Political science and global studies professor Jenny Pribble, a Latin American politics expert, is quoted. This story was picked up by more than 25 outlets, including Yahoo!.
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November 19, 2021
Not Having Representation In Your Market Research Process Can Skew Results By 60%

Joel Mier, lecturer of marketing, is quoted.

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November 19, 2021
This is why your deep-fried Thanksgiving turkey could explode and send you to the emergency room

Chemistry professor Kristine Nolin authored this piece, which first appeared in The Conversation and had been republished by more than 35 additional outlets.