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University News
Spiders enter job market with strong demand for college talent
UR career advisers are preparing students for new opportunities and have advice for alumni considering a career change.


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University News
A new stage: Theater scholar joins Arts & Sciences as dean
Jennifer Jones Cavenaugh, an accomplished teacher, researcher, and administrator, will join the University in July.
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Spider Pride
Daunting struggles inspired student to help others
Hiniye Madelain survived a refugee camp in Tanzania and a hit-and-run accident in Richmond. Now she hopes to help others seek justice.


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University News
What is ... 'delightfully bewildering?'
An English professor’s book makes a surprise appearance on ‘Jeopardy!’
MLK Celebration
Campus Life
'We cannot walk alone'
A celebration of the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. runs through early spring.

Spiders Making an Impact

Science-driven Spiders

The three Cevallos siblings all found a way to satisfy their curious minds at Richmond.

Charting a new course for ocean conservation

Alumnus Angelo Villagomez played a key role in protecting a marine national monument that includes the Mariana Trench — the deepest place on Earth.

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.

In the News

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Goldfish Are Darn Good Drivers, But Won't Be Coming to a Road Near You

Psychology professor Kelly Lambert is quoted in this article related to her research teaching rats to drive. This story was also picked up by Biz News Post.

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Outdoor Spaces Help Promote Mental Health and Wellness on Campus

This article highlights the Well-Being Center.

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First in a Series: Leveraging Digital Pedagogies to Energize Learning

Michael Marsh-Soloway, Director of the Global Studio, authored the piece featured in this article.

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How colleges are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, hosting Day of Racial Healing
This article highlights the University's MLK Celebration.
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States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Increasing the Most

Ann Hodges, professor of law emerita and program chair of paralegal studies in the School of Professional & Continuing Studies is featured as an expert.

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Inside the Trial of Elizabeth Holmes
Law professor Carl Tobias discusses the challenges ahead for judicial nominations in President Biden's second year in this podcast episode.


Campus Views

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Download Spider snow swag
Bring a touch of the Richmond campus home, and say hello to your new background.
University News
Looking back, moving forward: Memorable moments of 2021
Despite facing another year of challenges, the Spider community grew and thrived, including welcoming a new president and a highly accomplished class of 2025.
Student Experience
Pause for paws

Students took a study break to greet some furry friends before heading out for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Campus Life
Fall back
Sunset lights up an autumn sky, blending with the lights inside Boatwright Tower on campus.


Ready, set, Go

First-year student Silvia Chen arrived here as a world-class Go player. Now she wants to share lessons from the ancient strategy game.

Happy Holidays, Spiders!

Watch a special holiday greeting from Kevin and Tina Hallock.

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Tower power

For more than three decades, the raising of lighted wreaths on Boatwright marks the winding down of fall semester.