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Safe passage: Army general, a UR alum, oversees relocation for Afghan refugees

Maj. Gen. Mark T. Simerly commands a Virginia base that’s assisting 3,800 evacuees who aided the United States.


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Health care alums tie the knot, donate flowers to hospitals

The surgical resident and med student duo partnered with a local organization to deliver their wedding flowers to patients’ rooms.

9/11: 20 Years After
Student follows in the footsteps of her father, a Richmond alum lost on 9/11

Whitney Clark, a junior, finds a spiritual connection with her dad on campus.

In Memoriam
Remembering Richmond alumni who lost their lives on 9/11

Four graduates, from 1982 to 1986, died in the World Trade Center attacks.


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Books from UR authors top reading lists around the world

Faculty authors are awarded for their contributions in a wide range of areas, including leadership, history, and gender.

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The invasive emerald ash borer has destroyed millions of trees - scientists aim to control it with tiny parasitic wasps
Biology professor Kristine Grayson explains how scientists are attempting to control an invasive pest that has destroyed millions of trees.
9/11: 20 Years After
Two decades later, UR faculty weigh in on lasting effects of 9/11
The tragedies of Sept. 11 affected Americans in powerful and surprising ways.

Spiders Making an Impact

Student Experience
Richmond students make a global impact as Fulbright recipients

See how students used their time abroad to promote international connections and cultural exchanges.

Accounting professor Nancy Bagranoff receives top teaching award

Bagranoff is nationally recognized for excellence in accounting education by the American Institute of CPAs.

Grant awarded to reduce barriers for organ transplants

Psychology professor Camilla Nonterah receives $50,000 for research to assist patients with kidney failure.

Advocacy in Baltimore
Danielle Torain, ’06, heads up a field office of one of the world's largest philanthropic organizations.

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The mu COVID variant has been detected in New Jersey. Here's what we know about it
Professor of Health Studies Kathryn Jacobsen, an epidemiologist and infectious disease expert, is quoted.
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Podcast: Seeking innovation in educating the next generation of lawyers
Law professor Josh Kubicki is interviewed.
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VPM Daily Newscast: September 9, 2021
Leadership studies professor Thad Williamson, who took his students to see the removal of the Lee statue, is interviewed in this segment, which aired on dozens of NPR stations around the country. Williamson was also featured in this VPM story: Final Confederate Statue Removed from Monument Avenue.
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About Face
Psychology professor Kristjen Lundberg, an expert on implicit bias, is featured in this Q&A.
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Protecting the Timber Industry From the Emerald Ash Borer
Biology professor Kristine Grayson authored this piece, which first appeared in The Conversation.
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This firm is partnering with law students for new business ideas
Law professor Josh Kubicki, director of legal innovation and entrepreneurship, is quoted about the law school’s Legal Business Design Challenge program.


Campus Views

Campus Life
Day 1: Back to Boatwright
Students gathered as the fall semester kicked off, taking in Westhampton Lake from some of the Adirondack chairs that are spread throughout campus.
Hidden Richmond
Take a tour of some of the lesser-known, under-the-radar sights on Richmond’s campus. 
Bottomley House: The heart of the Jepson Alumni Center boasts an interesting history

The historic home is UR’s official bed-and-breakfast, offering overnight accommodations to alums and University guests.

Integrated Well-Being Center opens

UR solidifies its commitment to modern approaches that promote student well-being.


D-hall gets a makeover
The iconic Heilman Dining Center unveils important new upgrades to improve the dining experience sustainably.
Campus Life
Moving experience: Spiders ready for fall semester
The newest Spiders shared how they're feeling about kicking off their college journey.
Campus columbarium and memorial garden provide a quiet space for reflection
The serene area next to the Cannon Memorial Chapel provides an eternal resting place for campus community members.