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.

Ronald A. Crutcher, University of Richmond’s 10th president, steps down this summer. Learn more about his legacy.

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

July 29, 2021
UR Biology Professor Jonathan Richardson Receives Grant for Research on Zoonotic Disease Risk in Richmond Rat Population
Jonathan Richardson, assistant professor of biology at the University of Richmond, has been awarded $100K from the Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust for his research on rodents and zoonotic disease risk in Richmond, Virginia.
July 28, 2021
UR Dining Receives National Award for International Dinner
The University of Richmond’s Dining Services Program has been recognized by the National Association of College & University Food Services with a Loyal E. Horton dining award, one of the highest recognitions for college and university culinary arts.
July 23, 2021
University of Richmond Donates Modular Units To Benefit the Homeless and Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
The University has arranged to donate five doublewide modular units to Family Crisis Support Services in Norton, Virginia.
July 22, 2021
University of Richmond Student India Henderson Receives National Leadership Award From ODK Honor Society
India Henderson, a May 2021 leadership studies graduate from West Chester, Pennsylvania, has been named the Omicron Delta Kappa honor society’s National Leader of the Year in Creative and Performing Arts.
July 16, 2021
University of Richmond Geography Faculty and Students Participate in Statewide Heat Watch Project
The University of Richmond was among more than a dozen colleges and universities to take to the streets across Virginia July 15 as part of the largest heat-mapping study of its kind ever conducted.
July 15, 2021
UR Digital Humanities Professor Lauren Tilton Selected as Researcher for Library of Congress Cultural Heritage Project
Lauren Tilton, assistant professor of digital humanities in University of Richmond’s Department of Rhetoric & Communication Studies, has been selected as a researcher for the Library of Congress’ “Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud” project.

Media Placements

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July 30, 2021
Debt Consolidation Loan Offers
Finance professor Tom Arnold is featured as an expert.
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July 30, 2021
Preparing for the worst
David Hale, executive vice president and chief operating officer, is quoted about the University’s COVID-19 response.
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July 29, 2021
U of Richmond Donates Quarantine Housing to Homeless, Assault Victims

This story highlights the University's donation of five of its modular units.

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July 28, 2021
University of Richmond donating 5 mobile homes once used to house students in isolation or quarantine during pandemic

Paul Lozo, director of environmental operations, is interviewed in this story.

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July 28, 2021
Virginia Judge Dismisses Challenge to Transgender Student Policies

Jack Preis, associate dean of academic affairs and professor of law, is interviewed.

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July 28, 2021
University of Richmond donating 5 mobile homes once used to house students in isolation or quarantine during pandemic

Paul Lozo, director of environmental operations, is quoted.