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How can animal trafficking be combated?

The illegal wildlife trade is a multi-billion-dollar a year business. See how biology professor Jennifer Sevin and her students are actively fighting the illegal collection and selling of wildlife.


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American made: Alum heads up iconic U.S. flag maker
Carter Beard leads a family business that has manufactured some of the most recognizable American flags in history.
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BBQ Science: The chemistry of cooking over an open flame

Chemistry professor Kristine Nolin explains what makes smoky, charred barbecue taste so good.


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A love of math opens doors

Rising junior Leah Ghazali’s skills with big data earned her full-tuition, as well as employment after graduation.

50 years of Title IX and women's sports

The federal law changed the game for collegiate women. Yet challenges remain and the work is ongoing.


Juneteenth: A day to remember, reconnect, and celebrate freedom
Historian Lauranett Lee explains the continued significance of Juneteenth, a holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in the United States.
Shining a light on marginalized communities

Two rising seniors are recognized as Truman finalists for their dedication to public service.

Student-faculty duos share benefits of mentored research at UR

University of Richmond student and faculty researchers talked about their experiences in a panel discussion with President Kevin Hallock that kicked off inauguration weekend.

2007 Richmond graduate re-ups to fight for Ukraine

Valua Chuk served in the Ukrainian military once before. Now he’s evacuated his family and rejoined Ukraine’s army.

In the News

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Killer Mike calls for protection of Black art amid Young Thug and Gunna indictment

Liberal arts professor Erik Nielson, an expert on the use of rap lyrics in court, is quoted.

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Wild animals are adapting to city life in surprisingly savvy ways

Behavioral neuroscience professor Kelly Lambert is quoted (subscription required).

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Biden to name 1st Native American US treasurer to head Mint

Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted. 

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Droning for Souls

Geography professor Stephanie Spera is quoted in this article.

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Researchers work to honor enslaved coal miners of Chesterfield

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

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Geographer Turns Academic Research on Social Inequalities into Art Exhibit

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


Campus Views

Campus Life
High style
The University of Richmond is well known for the beauty of its campus. See rarely viewed architectural details in this soaring video tour.
University News
Creating the sustainable campus of the future
The Princeton Review has recognized the University as one of the top green colleges for more than a decade — see why.
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.

Hidden Richmond
Take a tour of some of the lesser-known, under-the-radar sights on Richmond’s campus. 


Class of 2022: Join the celebration
See Spiders take the traditional walk across campus, celebrate their achievements, and step into the future.
Student Experience
Absurdly inventive: Students launch food business through a new course

Watch student entrepreneurs learn how to create and bring to market the product they developed: Absurd Snacks.

Dance as a tool of social justice
Students choreograph a performance to tell the story of the first Black bus drivers in Richmond.