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 are authoring pieces for The Conversation, an independent news source for informed commentary and analysis, written by university scholars. The latest UR piece is by political science professor Jory Denny, who wrote, "No President Trump, suburbia is no longer all white — and Black suburbanites are more politically active than their neighbors."

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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

October 28, 2020
For More Than a Decade, University of Richmond Highlighted By The Princeton Review as a Top School for Environmental Stewardship
The Princeton Review names UR as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges for the 11th consecutive year.
October 27, 2020
University of Richmond Hosts Series of Creative, COVID-Safe, Halloween-Themed Events to Engage Students, Faculty, and Staff
From outdoor movie screenings to a virtual murder mystery, various groups at the University of Richmond are channeling creative ways to safely celebrate Halloween.
October 26, 2020
UR Jepson School of Leadership Studies Scholar Honored by United Nations for Making Reading Accessible to Refugees
Rana Dajani, a visiting scholar in the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies, is a winner of a global refugee award presented by the United Nation’s Refugee Agency for her work in making books and reading accessible in refugee camps.
October 23, 2020
New Digital Archive Provides Insight into One of Virginia's Historic African American Cemeteries
A new digital archive of East End Cemetery, a historic African American burial ground in Henrico County, Virginia, is now available online.
October 21, 2020
University of Richmond Anthropology Professors Receive National Award for Their Book on Border Walls and Citizenship
University of Richmond anthropology professors Margaret Dorsey and Miguel Díaz-Barriga have received the Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists’ 2020 Book Award.
October 16, 2020
Election 2020 Media Tip Sheet: University of Richmond Faculty Experts Available to Provide Insight

University of Richmond experts are available to discuss the upcoming 2020 Election from a variety of angles. 

Media Placements

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October 29, 2020
Amendment 1 and the "Representatives Picking Their Voters" Trope
Law professor Henry L. Chambers authored this piece.
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October 29, 2020
Retro Baltimore: Pandemic canceled 1918 Halloween celebrations here and across the country
English professor Elizabeth Outka is quoted.
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October 28, 2020
No, President Trump, suburbia is no longer all white - and Black suburbanites are more politically active than their neighbors
Political science professor Ernest McGowen authored this piece.
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October 28, 2020
Virginia Governor Can Remove Lee Statue, but Not Yet, Judge Rules
Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities Ed Ayers is mentioned for his testimony.
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October 28, 2020
Number of the Day Shows Record Food Assistance Spending
Political science professor Tracy Roof is quoted from a piece she authored for The Conversation.
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October 27, 2020
SNAP benefits cost a total of $85.6B in the 2020 fiscal year amid heightened US poverty and unemployment
Political science professor Tracy Roof authored this piece.