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UNIVERSITY NEWS
Fans in packed Robins Center celebrate returning A-10 basketball champs

Jacob Gilyard and Nick Sherod were among the Spiders to return this month to get their personalized championship rings.

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Alumni
Former NFL Spider's comeback story inspires

Alum Tim Hightower, a former NFL running back, spoke about his new book, which details his return to pro football after a devastating injury.

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STUDENT EXPERIENCE
The play's the thing: Leadership lessons through Shakespeare

Jepson School undergrads develop leadership skills, as they teach Richmond special needs students about the bard.

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The Conversation
Why do frozen turkeys explode when deep-fried?
Just in time for Thanksgiving, chemistry professor Kristine Nolin explains the science behind the dangers of putting even a partially frozen turkey in a deep-fryer.
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SPIDER TALKS
Improving health care around the world

Health studies professor Kathryn H. Jacobsen talks about how she and her students are working to bring about positive changes in global health policy.

SPIDERS MAKING AN IMPACT

ALUMNI
An artist and an advocate

Alum Lindsay Adams uses her art to explore the complexities of living with a disability in her recent exhibition “Two Things Can Be True.”

Student Experience
Digging deep into the charged world of renewable energy

Students take a hands-on approach to providing solar technology training where it’s most needed.

UNIVERSITY NEWS
CIO is nationally recognized for his efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion

Keith “Mac” McIntosh, vice president for information services, received the 2022 EDUCAUSE DEI Leadership Award.

Alumni
2007 Richmond graduate re-ups to fight for Ukraine

Valua Chuk served in the Ukrainian military once before. Now he’s evacuated his family and rejoined Ukraine’s army.

In the News

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This course teaches how to judge a book by its cover - and its pages, print and other elements of its design

Head of Book Arts, Rare Books, and Special Collections Lynda Kachurek authored this piece.

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In ‘American Caliph,’ A Riveting Retelling Of The 1977 Hanafi Muslim Siege Of Three D.C. Buildings
Journalism professor Shahan Mufti is quoted.
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Column: We need capable, ethical leaders - now more than ever

Sandra Peart, dean of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, authored this piece.

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Writing Into Joy With Leah Johnson

Ravynn K. Stringfield, visiting assistant professor of media studies, authored this piece.

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Alex Spiro, Elon Musk's personal attorney, is a free speech advocate for hip-hop

Liberal arts professor Erik Nielson is quoted.

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Elon Musk Braces for $56 Billion Battle With Heavy Metal Drummer

Law professor Jessica Erickson is quoted.

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See a nighttime light show.
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Cherry blossoms wrap Westhampton lake.
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Come together
Nighttime activity reflected in the lake.

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CAMPUS LIFE
Spooky season: A Spider love story

Halloween is a Spider’s favorite holiday, but not for the reason one might think.

SPIDER TALKS
Democracy, duty, and serving through the law

Law professor Hank Chambers talks about democracy studies, the evolving workplace, and dramatic changes in criminal law.

UNIVERSITY NEWS
Spiders on the Rise

Richmond received numerous top rankings in the most recent U.S. News and Princeton Review college guides. See how UR performed.