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 contributing articles for The Conversation, an independent news source that specializes in articles written by academics for a general audience.

View all UR faculty authored The Conversation pieces here.

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Cynthia Price

Cynthia Price

Associate Vice President of Media & PR
Sunni Brown

Sunni Brown

Director of Media & PR

Media Releases

June 24, 2022
New Netflix Show Features University of Richmond's Driving Rats
The latest showcase of their skills is being featured in a new Netflix series — “The Hidden Lives of Pets” — which was released this week on the streaming platform.
June 23, 2022
University of Richmond Professor Laura Browder Awarded Fulbright Grant to Study Civil Rights Activism in Demark

American Studies professor Laura Browder has been named a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, which is located in Scandinavia.

June 21, 2022
UR Law Professor Chiara Giorgetti Appointed to Team of Scholars Advising Ukraine on International Claims and Reparations
Law professor Chiara Giorgetti has been named one of five senior fellows who will advise Ukraine on international claims and reparations.
June 7, 2022
16 University of Richmond Students Offered Competitive Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad in Countries Around the World
Sixteen University of Richmond students, the most at one time in UR’s history, were offered Gilman scholarships to support their study abroad experiences during the 2022–23 academic year.
June 6, 2022
University of Richmond French and Film Studies Professor Awarded International Honor for Contributions to the Arts
Françoise Ravaux-Kirkpatrick, professor of French and film studies, was awarded the rank of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters, one of the main distinctions among the four ministerial orders of France.
June 1, 2022
University of Richmond's Civic Engagement Leader Receives Fulbright Award to Study Civic Engagement Model in Finland
Sylvia Gale, executive director of the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, has been awarded a highly competitive award to study an innovative civic engagement model in Finland.

Media Placements

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June 23, 2022
Droning for Souls

Geography professor Stephanie Spera is quoted in this article.

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June 22, 2022
Senate confirms first Latina judge, daughter of farmworkers, to Eastern District of California bench

Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted (subscription required).

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June 22, 2022
Ana de Alba, daughter of farmworkers, will be Eastern District Court's first Latina judge

Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted.

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June 21, 2022
Biden to name 1st Native American US treasurer to head Mint

Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted. 

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June 20, 2022
Researchers work to honor enslaved coal miners of Chesterfield

Geography and the environment professor Mary Finley-Brook is interviewed.

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June 20, 2022
Geographer Turns Academic Research on Social Inequalities into Art Exhibit

This article highlights the Digital Scholarship Lab’s “Mapping Inequality” project.