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University News
UR earns highest ranking ever from U.S. News & World Report

The University is No. 22 among national liberal arts colleges and No. 25 for best value.


Patricia Herrera
Spider Talks Rewind: How performance can affect social change
Professor Patricia Herrera employs theater to inspire action and promote understanding.
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University encourages use of COVIDWISE app

The smartphone app helps contain COVID-19 while protecting personal privacy.

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The Princeton Review names UR the nation's most beautiful campus

Richmond also lands in the top 10 for career services, internships, athletic facilities, and quality of life.


Professor Julie Pollock teaches a class to in-person and remote students
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Faculty transform their classes for a hybrid learning environment

UR instructors find new ways to educate and engage students, in person, online — or both.

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Research & Innovation
How a poli sci professor views a presidential election in chaotic times

Associate professor Ernest McGowen explains what to look for in the 2020 general election.

Chemistry professor Mike Norris
3 Questions: Turning CO2 into fuel

UR Chemistry professor Mike Norris talks about CO2 capture technology that generates power with a reduced carbon footprint.

Students Making an Impact

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Junior's mask business gives back

Ordering masks from a UR student can also help the Latinx community in Richmond.

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Alum nominated for prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year award
Former women’s basketball forward Jaide Hinds-Clarke is honored for her academic, athletic, and community service achievements.
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Former swim-and-dive standout nominated for NCAA award

Hannah Gouger was one of two UR nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year honor.

Student Experience
Hallmark program forges on despite pandemic

Students across the globe engage in virtual and hometown internship and research opportunities thanks to The Richmond Guarantee.

In the News

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Watch the Replay: "Race in Richmond: The Conversation - Part 2"
President Ronald A. Crutcher is a featured panelist in this discussion about race and education.
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Revitalizing Classes Through Oral Exams
Mathematics professor Della Dumbaugh authored this piece.
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How Trump's Payroll Tax Holiday Will Work
Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted.
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The 1918 flu caused Halloween cancellations across the US. It could happen again.
English professor Elizabeth Outka is quoted in this piece, which was picked up by nearly 40 additional outlets.
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Study: More chronic disease, shorter lifespans and greater risk factors for COVID-19 in neighborhoods that were redlined 80 years ago
This piece highlights new research by the Digital Scholarship Lab, which has been highlighted in nearly 70 additional outlets.
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University of Richmond uses modular homes for isolation, quarantine spaces
This piece highlights the University’s COVID-19 quarantine and isolation procedures. Patrick Benner, director of residence life and housing, is highlighted in a video created by University Communications.


Spiders Respond to Coronavirus

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Professor creates cartoon character to encourage kids' safety during pandemic

Psychology professor Kelly Lambert developed Kalo the racoon to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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University encourages use of COVIDWISE app

The smartphone app helps contain COVID-19 while protecting personal privacy.

Campus Life
Scenes from the first day of the fall semester

Masks on, and Zoom’s on the fritz. Accounting class in a football stadium. Optimism and uncertainty. Here’s how students, faculty, and staff got through day one together. 

Campus Leaders Comment

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Faculty experts share their insights on nationwide protests
UR professors provide perspective on an unprecedented response to racial injustice. 
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Campus leaders offer commentaries on racial justice
Deans Patrice Rankine and Jamelle Wilson and Professor Corinna Barrett Lain shared insights on injustice, gaining new perspectives, and what actions can be taken. 


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Virtual Sharp Viewpoint Speakers Series tackles bipartisanship

Speakers from across the aisle will discuss political polarization and opportunities for compromise.

Isolation and Quarantine Units: Meeting Students' Health and Academic Needs
The University of Richmond has installed modular units that will serve as isolation and quarantine spaces for students, if needed.
Spider Talks Rewind: The art of public speaking

President Crutcher interviews Linda Hobgood, director of the Speech Center.