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.

Just in time for Halloween, the latest UR-authored piece is by law professor Hayes Holderness, who explains why not all candy is candy — at least in terms of tax law. Check out his piece "Tax or treat! State laws on candy taxation vary wildly."

From retail trends to healthy holiday eating, University of Richmond experts are available to provide insights on the 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

December 2, 2021
New Exhibition Celebrates History of Transportation in Richmond
University of Richmond students and faculty collected oral histories from GRTC operators, mechanics, and relatives as part of an ongoing project highlighting the importance of public transportation.
December 1, 2021
University of Richmond Biology Professor Omar Quintero-Carmona Receives National Award for Excellence in Inclusivity
University of Richmond biology professor Omar Quintero-Carmona has been named the recipient of the 2021 Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity from The American Society for Cell Biology.
November 10, 2021
University of Richmond Receives $1 Million Gift to Benefit the Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Initiative
A recent $1 million gift will accelerate the development of the University of Richmond’s Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship initiative.
November 9, 2021
University of Richmond Highlighted As One of the Nation's Most Environmentally Responsible Colleges by The Princeton Review
For 12 consecutive years, The Princeton Review has selected the University of Richmond as a top school for environmental stewardship.
November 5, 2021
UR Geography and the Environment Professor Stephanie Spera Receives VFIC Excellence in Instructional Technology Award

Geography and the environment professor Stephanie Spera received the H. Hiter Harris III Award for Excellence in Instructional Technology from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.

October 26, 2021
Virginia Economic Outlook Index Back to Pre-COVID Level in Q3 2021; Employers Hesitant to Require Return to In-Person Work
The latest VACEO survey finds positive expectations over the next six months for sales, capital spending, and employment.

Media Placements

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December 1, 2021
Omar A. Quintero-Carmona Named Winner of 2021 Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity

Biology professor Omar Quintero-Carmona received the 2021 Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity from The American Society for Cell Biology.

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November 29, 2021
The 22nd edition of the Virginia Business Legal Elite

Law professor Tara Casey was named to this list in the Legal Services/Pro Bono category.

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November 28, 2021
Businesses still pondering mix of return-to-work versus hybrid or remote work models.

This article references and uses data from the latest Virginia CEO survey co-conducted by the Robins School of Business. This story was also covered by VPM.

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November 28, 2021
Norfolk federal prosecutor, Richmond magistrate judge vie for U.S. district court vacancy -- as another vacancy opens up
Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted.
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November 27, 2021
Ancient DNA is revealing the genetic landscape of people who first settled East Asia

Biology professor Melinda Yang authored this article, which first appeared in The Conversation in September 2020.  

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November 25, 2021
Is the honeymoon period over for liberal arts in Asia?
Research by education professor Bob Spires is cited.