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 Orange 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 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

May 5, 2021
University of Richmond Jepson School of Leadership Studies Awards Three Students Oxford Scholarships
Three University of Richmond seniors will receive all-expenses-paid scholarships to pursue master’s degrees at the University of Oxford.
May 4, 2021
UR Chemistry Professor Kelling Donald Receives $375K NSF Grant to Support Research & Underrepresented Groups in Sciences
Chemistry professor Kelling Donald has received more than $375K in grant support from the National Science Foundation for his research on chemical bonding.
May 3, 2021
University of Richmond to Celebrate More Than 1,100 Graduates This Weekend During In-Person, School-Specific Ceremonies
The University of Richmond will award more than 1,100 degrees during a series of in-person, school-specific ceremonies May 7 through 9.
April 30, 2021
Four UR Students Honored By NSF

Two recent University of Richmond graduates have received competitive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships to support their graduate school pursuits.

April 29, 2021
University of Richmond Announces New Academic Opportunities

The University of Richmond has announced curriculum changes that will provide new academic opportunities for students and faculty. These changes include the healthcare studies program becoming an independent department and establishing two new program areas: Africana Studies and data science/analytics.

April 27, 2021
University of Richmond Chemistry Professor Mike Leopold Receives Nearly $275K from NSF for Explosive Detection Research

Chemistry professor Michael Leopold has been awarded a nearly $275,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for research exploring the development of a nanoparticle-based sensor to be used for detecting explosives and other forensic-related molecules, including drugs or diseases.

Media Placements

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May 3, 2021
Biden's Latest Judicial Nominees (Podcast)
Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted.
May 3, 2021
University of Richmond announces new academic programs

This article highlights the new health studies department as well as programming in Africana Studies and data science/analytics.

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April 30, 2021
Civilian Review Board Task Force Hosting Public Town Halls

Erik Nielson, professor and assistant chair of liberal arts, is quoted. Nielson is a member of the task force charged to design the makeup of a civilian review board.

April 30, 2021
University of Richmond president provides a sorely needed model of campus leadership

This article highlights President Ronald A. Crutcher and refers to the recent The Chronicle of Higher Education article “Ronald Crutcher’s Racial Reckoning.”

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April 29, 2021
Column: A hoverboard burst into flames. It could change the way Amazon does business
Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted.
April 29, 2021
Pucallpa-Cruzeiro do Sul: The highway that could trigger violence in Ucayali

Geography and the environment chair and professor David Salisbury, an Amazonia expert, is quoted.