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University News
$25 million gift from Weinstein family will amplify academic excellence
The second largest single gift in the University’s history will create a new center focused on student learning.


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Campus Life
UR crews help faculty and students innovate new ways of learning

Facilities staff lend their skills and experience through campus collaborations.

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A winding path led to alum’s starring role in Netflix hit

Jamie McShane, a 1988 grad, plays the crime-fighting sheriff in the show Wednesday. But he’s no overnight success.


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University News
Robins School lands in Poets&Quants Top 20
In second year at No. 18, the business school earns high marks for faculty engagement and real-world learning.
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Student Experience
Spider students mix up energy drink with a chill twist

An entrepreneurial course helped students create, market, and sell a drink that boosts energy, minus the jitters.


Student Experience
Senior receives competitive rising black scientist award
The award, recognizing academic talent and commitment to research, provides support for professional development opportunities.
Students show how diverse viewpoints can boost business

Four Robins School undergrads place second in the National Diversity Case Competition.

UR student tackles youth unemployment in Nigeria

Amara Ugochukwu spent her summer working with unemployed youth in Nigeria to help them learn new skills and practice business strategies.

Double Spider confirmed to U.S. District Court
U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Hanes served as a lawyer in Virginia for more than 10 years. Then, the White House called.

In the News

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Report: 6-year-old won’t be charged after shooting teacher

Law professor Julie McConnell, a juvenile law expert, is quoted in this article, which appeared in more than 400 media outlets, including The Washington Post.

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Slavery and war are tightly connected – but we had no idea just how much until we crunched the data

Political science professor Monti Datta, an expert on modern day slavery and human trafficking, coauthored this piece.

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Column: How the American dream distorts our views on poverty

Crystal Hoyt, professor of leadership studies and psychology, authored this piece.

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Muda, penuh amarah, dan anti-Israel: Mengenal milisi baru Palestina, 'Sarang Singa'

Political science professor Dana El Kurd, an expert on Palestine, is quoted. A translation of the article is available here.

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Senate confirms two judges to San Diego federal court

Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted.

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University of Richmond Names New Dean of Admissions

Stephanie Dupaul, vice president for enrollment management, is quoted in this article about Melissa Falk, UR’s new associate vice president and dean of admission.


Campus Views

Ahead of the curve
Classic curvature can be spotted all over campus, in architectural formations and natural settings.
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.
Cherry blossoms wrap Westhampton lake.
Come together
Nighttime activity reflected in the lake.


Taking notes: Alum hosts students in an opera master class
Matt Worth, a 2000 grad, found his voice at Richmond, and shared his talent with student musicians.
Spiders protecting the Amazon
See how faculty and students work with indigenous people in the Amazon to identify threats and help curb deforestation in the rainforest. 
The Science Of Sports
The perfect free throw shot
In the first in a video series on the Science of Sports, physics professor Christine Helms explains how to shoot a better free throw, featuring Spider basketball star Andre Gustavson.