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Research & Innovation
6 ways to have a great new year using brain science

A little neuroscience goes a long way when you’re planning during a pandemic.

Spotlight

Well-Being Center
Campus Life
Integrated Well-Being Center opens

UR solidifies its commitment to modern approaches that promote student well-being.

Cole Sydnor, '17, and his wife Charisma
Spider Pride
Spider's tragic accident paves the way for disability awareness

Cole Sydnor, a 2017 grad, and his wife Charisma Jamison offer a positive message in challenging times through their video series.

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Spaces
First Look: Spider hoops get a new home

UR takes the wraps off Queally Athletics Center and shows off the new center of Spider basketball.

Latest

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Remembrance
President Crutcher reflects on experiences with Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King
In an excerpt from his forthcoming memoir, Crutcher recalls inspiring words from the civil rights leaders.
Alum Jarmal Bevels' startup, SEQL
Spider Pride
Alum's startup takes new approach to athletic recruiting

Jarmal Bevels’ new digital service connects high school athletes and college programs.

Carole Weinstein International Center
University News
UR again ranked as a leader in international education

For more than a decade, the University has been named a top spot for study abroad and international enrollment.

Spiders Making an Impact

University News
Professor Todd Lookingbill wins SCHEV outstanding faculty award
The State Council of Higher Education award recognizes teaching, research, and public service.
University News
Two UR students named Rhodes finalists

Seniors catch the eye of the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship in the world.

STUDENT EXPERIENCE
Change agents: Students named global innovation leaders

Nine undergrads are chosen to participate in Stanford’s University Innovation Leaders program.

University News
UR focuses on remote tech to help Spiders job hunt
Career services gets creative to assist students and alumni in a challenging job market.

In the News

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Clyde Hill Publishing Announces New Memoir by Dr. Ronald Crutcher
President Ronald A. Crutcher’s forthcoming memoir, I Had No Idea You Were Black: Navigating Race on the Road to Leadership is highlighted.
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Time for Anti-Racism: A Way Forward for America and Higher Education
Patrice Rankine, dean of the School of Arts & Sciences and professor of classics, authored this piece.
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Making remote learning work for foreign-language instruction
Education professor Kate Cassada co-authored this piece with two of her students in the Educational Leadership program.
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History As It Happens: Trumpism After Trump
Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities Ed Ayers is quoted.
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Kenneth P. Ruscio column: Coming of political age in the Trump era
Kenneth Ruscio, senior distinguished lecturer in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, authored this piece.
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Trump Didn't Pardon Himself, Now His Legal Nightmare Begins
Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted.

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Responding to Coronavirus

Q&A
How to find gratitude in turbulent times

University Chaplain Craig Kocher explains the founding principles of Thanksgiving and the path toward gratefulness during times of crisis. 

Arts
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.

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. 

Multimedia

Campus Life
Take a Bow
The UR Symphony Orchestra — a smaller group than usual to allow for physical distancing during the fall semester — wraps up a performance.
Spider Talks
What is a math historian -- and why does calculus still matter?

Mathematics professor Della Dumbaugh helps students see beauty in calculus, the language of change.

Video
When will we have a COVID-19 vaccine?
What will it take to get a Coronavirus vaccine that’s safe and widely available?