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Juneteenth: A day to remember, reconnect, and celebrate freedom

Public historian and UR adjunct professor Lauranett Lee explains the continued significance of Juneteenth, a holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in the United States.


UR bug expert digs into the sounds and science of cicadas

Entomologist Art Evans explains the summer invasion of the Brood X cicada.

Students named to Poets&Quants Best and Brightest list
Student Experience
Best in the business: Two recent grads make Poets&Quants list

Two 2021 Spider grads were named among the top 100 business majors in the country.

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Student Experience
University of Richmond graduates by the numbers

Students conducted thousands of hours of service and research, among other accomplishments. 


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Student Experience
Students awarded prestigious State Department scholarship to study foreign languages
This summer, Six Spiders will study critical languages not often taught in schools.
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University News
Arts & Sciences adds new department, major, and concentration

The healthcare studies program will become the health studies department, and new program areas include Africana studies and data science/analytics.

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For Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021, the show goes on, online

The pandemic disrupted Richmond’s plans to host the international event for young violinists, which led to a virtual international competition.

Spiders Making an Impact

50 years later, Joe Hoyle's passion for teaching burns bright

The accounting professor is still amazed by students he pushes hard to think deeply, be great — and have fun.

Student Experience
Jepson School awards three students scholarships to study at Oxford

The Jepson Scholars Program covers all expenses as the students continue to prepare for leadership roles.

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
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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Where are the U.S.'s natural gas pipelines? Often in vulnerable communities.
Geography professor Mary Finley-Brook is quoted about pipeline routing.
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On Being a Black Leader
President Ronald A. Crutcher is interviewed about navigating race and leadership in higher education and the arts.
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Understanding The Pushback Against Critical Race Theory In Schools
Leadership studies professor and historian Julian Hayter is interviewed on this episode of Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon. The segment aired on more than 100 public radio stations across the country.
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Jack Singal column: UFOs -- a time for open-minded skepticism
Physics professor Jack Singal, an astrophysicist, authored this piece.
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Business travel starts to return, expected to increase in coming months
Richard Coughlan, associate professor of management, is quoted in this article, which also appeared in Yahoo! News and MSN.
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Opinion: The Senate should confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the D.C. Circuit
Law professor and judicial expert Carl Tobias authored this piece.



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.
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.

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


Spider Talks
How a warming climate is changing animals

Biology professor Kristine Grayson talks about her work, including how climate change is affecting amphibians and reptiles.

Spider Talks
Chemistry and the power of mentorship

Award-winning chemistry professor Carol Parish is nationally recognized as a teacher and scholar. See her interview with President Crutcher.

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.