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Research & Innovation
The long, strange trip of pop music and politics

Music professor Joanna Love sheds light on how politicians use music to send a message.


Olivia Diaz
Campus Life
Campus return: UR student captures a fall semester like no other

Olivia Diaz documents an unusual return — to spaced-out classes, masked-up friends, and making it through the first week.

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Research & Innovation
Professor brings together scientists of color in speaker series
Biology professor Omar Quintero spurred Zoom talks to support Black scientists.
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University News
Then and now: A look at 150 years of Richmond Law

See how the school has changed, and what’s remained the same, over 15 decades of producing top-notch lawyers.


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Spider Pride
Student-driven equity summit takes on justice and inclusion

Student leaders worked with faculty and staff to spark difficult conversations in a virtual event. 

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Research & Innovation
Neighborhoods discriminated against 80 years ago see more COVID cases

Mapping from UR’s Digital Scholarship Lab shows areas redlined decades ago still struggle with health inequality.

Pandemic haunts Halloween retail

Candy makers and costumers are adjusting, says UR finance professor Tom Arnold, but Halloween amusements may suffer.

Spiders Making an Impact

University News
Find and destroy: Alum's fellowship aimed at weapons of war

Recent grad assists in effort to remove landmines and other explosives around the world.

Research & Innovation
UR awarded grant to study women in higher ed

The funding will allow the University to create courses that explore the history of women at liberal arts colleges in the South.

Campus Life
Sound solution helps law students in hybrid classes

A mix of old and new technology improves communication in Jepson Alumni Center. 

Campus Life
Just another Mindful Monday: Zoom class helps the UR community stay centered during pandemic

Virtual mindfulness sessions help faculty and staff focus and address their stress.

In the News

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Wendy Collins Perdue column: Reflecting on 150 years of Richmond Law

Wendy Perdue, dean of the Richmond School of Law, authored this piece.

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What is an algorithm? How Computers Know What To Do With Data
Computer science professor Jory Denny authored this piece, which initially appeared in The Conversation and was picked up by more than 30 additional outlets.
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Commentary: COVID Upended the Traditional College Search. But Higher Ed Can Partner With Community Groups to Open Doors for Low-Income Students of Color
Vice President for Enrollment Management Stephanie Dupaul co-authored this piece.
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Supreme Court's Rightward Shift Poses Concerns for Workers' Anti-Discrimination Rights

Ann Hodges, professor emerita in the law school and interim chair of Paralegal Studies in SPCS, is quoted related to her expertise on labor and employment law.

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No immediate ruling from judge after Lee statue trial
This piece, which appeared in hundreds of additional outlets, highlights Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities Ed Ayers’ participation in the court case regarding the removal of the Gen. Robert E. Lee Confederate statue.
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Pandemic Semester
This piece features the experiences of college students in the Richmond area and includes an essay by journalism major Olivia Diaz.


Responding to Coronavirus

Masks Up, 6 feet apart, and still making art

Hands-on arts experiences adapt to keep campus safe.

University News
Faculty transform their classes for a hybrid learning environment

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

Campus Life
Dining options added to meet student needs
Grubhub, kiosk ordering, and reservations are new additions to on-campus dining.
University News
University encourages use of COVIDWISE app

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

Campus Leaders Comment

Spider Pride
Student-driven equity summit takes on justice and inclusion

Student leaders worked with faculty and staff to spark difficult conversations in a virtual event. 

University News
Faculty experts share their insights on nationwide protests
UR professors provide perspective on an unprecedented response to racial injustice. 
University News
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. 


The perfect Spider holiday: Happy Halloween from UR
Check out our favorite Halloween videos and download a stencil for your own Spider jack-o’-lantern on Richmond's Halloween site.
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Shifting suburbs will change elections

Professor Ernest McGowen explains how race and expanding suburbs will affect voter behavior.

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Dedicated employees are working hard every day to provide a safe and clean environment for our campus community.