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America through the lens

A UR digital mapping project created a searchable guide to iconic photos taken during the Great Depression and World War II.


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Faculty create innovative archive of American music with NEH grant

Two UR faculty receive an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study music making in the digital era. 

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UR professors on the meaning and evolution of Latinx

Latinx Heritage Month celebrates the culture and contributions of a diverse community.

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Sophomore receives Congressional Medal of Honor Society award for service

A Spider sophomore won the Youth Service Award for his work to promote autism awareness.


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Spider Pride
Alumnus raising money to improve the treatment and recovery of children who need MRIs

Doug Veliky, a 2004 grad, teamed up with Lurie Children’s Hospital after his young son needed treatment.

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The goats are back (Photos)
UR’s third class of goats is on campus to clear invasive species and will earn top marks based on how much they clear and how quickly.
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Who will get a third COVID-19 shot?
A UR bio professor explains how a third vaccine dose works and some of the complex issues around recommendations for who should get one.

Spiders Making an Impact

Recent alum receives national leadership award from ODK honor society

Singer and actress India Henderson is recognized for excellence in multiple areas of the arts.

Student Experience
Richmond students make a global impact as Fulbright recipients

See how students used their time abroad to promote international connections and cultural exchanges.

Accounting professor Nancy Bagranoff receives top teaching award

Bagranoff is nationally recognized for excellence in accounting education by the American Institute of CPAs.

Grant awarded to reduce barriers for organ transplants

Psychology professor Camilla Nonterah receives $50,000 for research to assist patients with kidney failure.

In the News

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'Bridgerton' Writer Azia Squire To Adapt 'The Richest Black Girl In America' For Amblin

Amblin has acquired the rights to “The Richest Black Girl in America,” an article by leadership studies professor Lauren Henley, who writes about Black life in the early 20th century.  

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Section 8 housing program reinforces Jim Crow pattern across the South, data shows

Digital Scholarship Lab Director Rob Nelson is quoted in this article, which uses data from the DSL’s “Mapping Inequality” project. The story first appeared in the News Leader, a USA Today network paper, and was picked up by about a dozen other outlets.

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Executive Briefing Focuses On Impact Of Child Care Costs

Jamelle Wilson, dean of the School of Professional & Continuing Studies, will moderate this event.

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Attorney who helped fight Trump travel ban appointed to federal bench in Washington state
Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted.
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Poet Claudia Rankine talks about CRT and microaggressions at UR forum

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US Senate Confirms Christine O'Hearn for Federal Bench in Vote Split Along Party Lines
Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted.


Campus Views

Fluorescent minerals in UR museum light up the room

Inside the Lora Robins Gallery of Design, ultraviolet light offers seemingly ordinary rocks a time to shine.

Campus Life
Day 1: Back to Boatwright
Students gathered as the fall semester kicked off, taking in Westhampton Lake from some of the Adirondack chairs that are spread throughout campus.
Hidden Richmond
Take a tour of some of the lesser-known, under-the-radar sights on Richmond’s campus. 
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.


Students conduct research that could advance cancer treatments

Richmond undergraduates get real-world experience as they learn in the lab.

D-hall gets a makeover
The iconic Heilman Dining Center unveils important new upgrades to improve the dining experience sustainably.
Campus columbarium and memorial garden provide a quiet space for reflection
The serene area next to the Cannon Memorial Chapel provides an eternal resting place for campus community members.