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 Red 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 are authoring pieces for The Conversation, an independent news source for informed commentary and analysis, written by university scholars. In the spirit of the holiday season, check out this piece by Professor of Behaviorial Neuroscience Kelly Lambert,  "A neuroscientist's tips for a new year tune up for your brain."

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Cynthia Price

Cynthia Price

Associate Vice President of Media & PR
Sunni Brown

Sunni Brown

Director of Media & PR
Lindsey Campbell

Lindsey Grow

Media Relations Specialist

Media Releases

January 14, 2021
University of Richmond Opens Integrated Well-Being Center
This month, UR opened its Well-Being Center, which is designed to be a collaborative, high-impact environment to support student learning and well-being.
January 12, 2021
Robins School of Business Earns High Marks on "Poets&Quants for Undergrads" Undergraduate Business Schools Rankings

University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business ranked 23 in the fifth annual Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2021 rankings by “Poets&Quants for Undergrads,” the leading online publication for undergraduate business education news.


January 7, 2021
University of Richmond to Celebrate MLK Day Through Physically-Distanced Service Opportunities and Virtual Events Catered to a Theme of Healing
The University of Richmond will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, to allow the campus community to engage in physically-distanced service activities celebrating MLK Day.
December 15, 2020
Four UR Students Awarded Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad in England, Jamaica, China, France, and Switzerland in 2021
Four University of Richmond students have been offered Gilman scholarships to support their study abroad experiences in 2021. 
December 11, 2020
University of Richmond Professor Todd Lookingbill Receives State Council of Higher Education Outstanding Faculty Award
Todd Lookingbill, University of Richmond associate professor of geography, environmental studies, and biology, has been named an Outstanding Faculty Award recipient by the State Council of Higher Education.
December 10, 2020
University of Richmond President Elected ACE Board Chair

University of Richmond President Ronald A. Crutcher has been elected chair of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education (ACE), the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities.

Media Placements

January 12, 2021
U of R announces socially distant service opportunities and virtual events in honor of MLK Day
The University’s 2021 MLK Day celebration is highlighted in this piece, which quotes Morgan Russell, associate director of multicultural affairs.
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January 11, 2021
2021 P&Q Rankings: The Data Dump
The Robins School of Business is highlighted on Poets & Quants’ ‘2020 Rankings of Best Undergraduate Business Schools’
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January 8, 2021
Williams: The mob insurrection at the Capitol was a symptom of America's inequity. Let's use it as a turning point.
Leadership studies professor and social psychologist Al Goethals is quoted.
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January 8, 2021
Boeing To Pay $2.5 Billion Settlement Over Deadly 737 Max Crashes
Law professor Carl Tobias is interviewed.
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January 8, 2021
President Trump permanently banned from Twitter over risk he could incite violence
Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted.
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January 8, 2021
College dining teams pivot into spring
Executive Director of Dining Services Terry Baker is quoted.