David Shimp
Profiles
Leading in the front lines of health care during the pandemic

Alum David Shimp found that adapting to rapid changes is key to leading during a crisis.

Spotlight

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Research & Innovation
Mars Ingenuity: A UR professor reveals how a helicopter will take flight

University of Richmond physics professor Jack Singal explains how to achieve flight on Mars — and what searching for signs of life there might tell us about other planets.

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Student Experience
Two University of Richmond students named Goldwater Scholars

The scholarship is the preeminent undergraduate award in science and math.

Illustration of UR campus and data points
Research & Innovation
Big data makes a big impact at UR

Data science is revealing insights in areas as varied as human migration, the Great Depression, and the Amazon rainforest.

Latest

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Campus Life
UR adopts wind chimes to help vision-impaired Spiders navigate campus

A landmark pilot project makes it easier for those who are blind or vision impaired to get to and from class.

Student at 2020 graduation
University News
UR gears up for return to in-person commencement
Richmond will host on-campus, physically distanced school ceremonies for grads and two guests.
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University News
Composting program diverts 23 tons of material from landfills

Students drove an effort to reduce waste from pandemic-driven meal packaging.

Spiders Making an Impact

University News
Composting program diverts 23 tons of material from landfills

Students drove an effort to reduce waste from pandemic-driven meal packaging.

Research & Innovation
First Luce scholar will study the health hazards of fires used for cooking

In many nations, biomass fires are used for home cooking, heating, and lighting with dangerous effects.

Student Experience
With a focus on mental health, new chat service lets students quickly get support

A non-emergency, peer-based chat service will help students with anxiety and stress.

Research & Innovation
UR propels student success through prestigious scholarships
The Office of Scholars and Fellowships connects students with national and international opportunities to study and serve.

In the News

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The EU wants a carbon tax on imports - but would it be the climate solution officials expect?

Economics professor Tim Hamilton authored this piece, which has appeared in more than 25 additional outlets, including Yahoo! and the Houston Chronicle

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How long will it take to overcome our pandemic travel anxiety?

Martha Merritt, dean of international education, is quoted.

Companies keep assessing SolarWinds hack as U.S. sanctions Russia

Management professor Shital Thekdi is interviewed for this NPR program. The segment aired on more than 60 public radio stations across the country.

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Burned in Tobacco Deal, Cities in Drug Fight Target McKinsey
Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted.
Ask the Experts: Best Personal Loans

Finance professor Tom Arnold is featured as an expert.

Delta CEO to Speak at University of Richmond Commencement

The University announced Commencement speakers this week.

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Responding to Coronavirus

University News
Pandemic Innovations: Some COVID-driven changes will remain
Faculty and staff found ways to protect students and enhance instruction. A number of the updates will outlast the pandemic.
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Protect our web

Six feet. Mask up. Protect our web. Ensuring the health of the campus community is a responsibility we all share.

Campus Life
Safe and virtual activities engage students during spring semester

From theater performances and yoga to an event with one of Time magazine’s most influential people, UR is offering online and physically distanced activities for its community.

STUDENT EXPERIENCE
Career kickstart: Virtual Spider internships lead to job offers
Remote summer opportunities turned into full-time employment for some students during a challenging year. 

Multimedia

University News
Alum donates rare flower engravings from the Napoleonic era to Boatwright Library

A French artist’s 19th century masterworks will be housed in Special Collections. 

Spider Talks
Hip Hop on Trial: Professor breaks down how the law and rap lyrics collide

Erik Nielson teaches the history of hip hop and how rap intersects with politics and the legal system.

Research & Innovation
Mars Ingenuity: A UR professor reveals how a helicopter will take flight

University of Richmond physics professor Jack Singal explains how to achieve flight on Mars — and what searching for signs of life there might tell us about other planets.