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 contributing articles for The Conversation, an independent news source that specializes in articles written by academics for a general audience.

View all UR faculty authored The Conversation pieces here.

From retail trends to healthy holiday eating, University of Richmond faculty and staff are available to share their expertise for 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 30, 2022
University of Richmond Awarded $625K HHMI Grant to Study Barriers to Student Inclusivity

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded the University of Richmond a $625K grant that will support efforts to create an inclusive experience for students and enhance student belonging.

November 29, 2022
University of Richmond Receives Grant Support to Enhance Student Recovery Program

The University of Richmond has received funding to enhance the existing Spiders Support Recovery program, which provides peer-led supports and activities for students in recovery from substance use disorder.

November 22, 2022
University of Richmond Chemistry Professor Julie Pollock Receives NIH Support for Research on Antibiotic Resistance

Julie Pollock, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Richmond, has received support from the National Institute of Health for research focusing on antibiotic resistance.

November 21, 2022
Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols Returns to University of Richmond Dec. 4; Annual Holiday Tradition Open to Community
The University of Richmond Chaplaincy will hold the 49th annual Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 4, in Cannon Memorial Chapel. Two identical services will be held, one at 5 p.m. and one at 8 p.m.
November 7, 2022
University of Richmond Celebrates New Zealand with Gumboot Throwing, Sheep Cuddling, and Ambassador Visit

Sample New Zealand cuisine, visit with some sustainably raised sheep, and enjoy International Education Week at the University of Richmond along with Bede Corry, New Zealand Ambassador to the U.S.

November 3, 2022
URPD Receives Grant for VR Technology, De-escalation Training
The funding from DOJ will be used for the purchase virtual reality training technology.

Media Placements

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November 28, 2022
How the 1977 Siege of Washington Marks the Beginning of Our Preoccupation With “Terrorist” Violence and Real-Time News

Journalism professor Shahan Mufti is interviewed.

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November 26, 2022
What to know about the pause on student debt relief

Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted.

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November 24, 2022
Why Do Frozen Turkeys Explode When Deep-Fried?

Chemistry professor Kristine Nolin authored this piece.

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November 23, 2022
Joe Biden Can Confirm Even More Judges If Democrats Win Georgia’s Senate Race

Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted.

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November 23, 2022
Why Raccoons Are Re-Emerging From the Trash Bin of Brain Science

Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience Kelly Lambert is interviewed.

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November 23, 2022
Firefighters reveal how deep-frying frozen Thanksgiving turkeys poses explosive risks

Chemistry professor Kristine Nolin is quoted.