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.

The latest UR-authored pieces include:

View all UR faculty authored The Conversation pieces here.

As COVID-19 dominates headlines and people commit to healthier habits for 2022, UR experts are available to provide insights about health and healthcare-related topics.

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Cynthia Price

Cynthia Price

Associate Vice President of Media & PR
Sunni Brown

Sunni Brown

Director of Media & PR

Media Releases

January 12, 2022
University of Richmond Announces New Dean of Arts & Sciences

Jennifer Jones Cavenaugh, who currently serves as the dean of the faculty at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, will become dean of the University of Richmond’s School of Arts & Sciences July 1.

January 10, 2022
University of Richmond Celebrates MLK Day With Series of Events
The University of Richmond’s 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration started today and spans the first weeks of the spring semester.
December 13, 2021
Voting Up Among University of Richmond Students in 2020

Student voting at the University of Richmond increased nearly 15% in last year’s presidential election.

December 9, 2021
Education Programs in UR's School of Professional & Continuing Studies Receive More than $400K in Grant Support
The School of Professional & Continuing Studies has been awarded two grants from the R.E.B Foundation to support education programs.
December 7, 2021
University of Richmond Accounting Professor Ashley Austin Receives Grant for Research on Fraudulent Financial Reporting
Accounting professor Ashley Austin received grant support for her research on detecting fraud during the audit process.
December 6, 2021
Recent UR Graduate Griffin Trau Selected as Schwarzman Scholar
UR alum Griffin Trau has been selected as a Schwarzman Scholar, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships.

Media Placements

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January 20, 2022
Study Abroad Programs Resume After Pandemic Hiatus

Ellen Sayles, associate dean and director of education abroad, is quoted about UR’s study abroad programming.

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January 20, 2022
The science of sugar: why we're hardwired to love it and what eating too much does to your brain - podcast

Chemistry professor Kristine Nolin is featured in this podcast.

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January 20, 2022
Senate panel backs nomination of 2 to federal bench in Nevada
Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted.
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January 20, 2022
Meet Calif. Fed. Judge Nominee Ruth Bermudez Montenegro
Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted.
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January 20, 2022
Senate panel votes to forward Biden's nominees to Atlanta court
Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted.
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January 20, 2022
Homeownership and grassroots fighting made West Dallas; gentrification may break it

Historian Rob Nelson, director of the Digital Scholarship Lab, is quoted.