Research News

Research News

The University of Richmond is home to faculty who are world-class teachers, mentors, and scholars, dedicated to educating the next generation of Spiders as they pursue groundbreaking new research in their fields of study. The stories below highlight these UR faculty and their undergraduate students.

Pictured left: Beckman scholar Auden Wilson, a junior from Brooklyn, New York, is conducting research on possible treatments for lung and breast cancer under the guidance of chemistry professor Julie Pollock. Wilson is a double major in biochemistry & molecular biology and health studies.

Recent Research News

Katie Marchione
June 14, 2024
Student Experience
Studying Earth's vitality
Senior contributes to international research to help define ‘planetary health’ and lead to new course creation.
February 1, 2024
Rap is Art Not Evidence

Liberal arts professor Erik Nielson, coauthor of Rap on Trial, is interviewed on this podcast.


February 1, 2024
Research News
Raise the Ceiling

Research from law professor Kevin Woodson’s book The Black Ceiling: How Race Still Matters in the Elite Workplace is highlighted.

Lillian Tzanev
January 29, 2024
Making connections
Senior Lillian Tzanev paired Russian and religious studies while researching and studying in Europe and Asia.
January 4, 2024
Research News
The plight of Black professionals in a white collar world

Law professor Kevin Woodson is interviewed related to his new book The Black Ceiling: How Race Still Matters in the Elite Workplace. This episode of the “Think” podcast first aired in Dallas and was shared on NPR stations around the country.

Delaney Demaret
September 15, 2023
Student Experience
Peak experience
Using drones and computing power, senior Delaney Demaret researches and maps the impact of melting glaciers on ecosystems in the Andes and Amazon.
Green Bank Telescope
August 29, 2023
Research & Innovation
Mapping the skies
University of Richmond physics professor Jack Singal has been awarded nearly $600,000 in NSF funds for a groundbreaking radio telescope project.
Camryn Carter
July 28, 2023
Finding chemistry on the way to MIT
Camryn Carter’s time at the University of Richmond kindled a passion for chemistry. Her hard work led her to awards, a prestigious speaking appearance, and a coveted doctoral program.
Dr. Andy McGraw
July 7, 2023
Research & Innovation
Keeping Time

Music professor Andy McGraw received a Fulbright Teaching Grant to help explore Javanese music.