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University News
Princeton Review gives UR high honors for focus on internships

The University is named the No. 2 private school for internships and is also selected among the Best Value Colleges for 2021.


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Campus Life
Campus shines in a blaze of colors

The University of Richmond’s landscape team designs with a bigger picture in mind.

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University News
UR gears up for return to in-person commencement
Richmond will host on-campus, physically distanced school ceremonies for grads and two guests.
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Research & Innovation
Big data makes a big impact at UR

Data science is revealing insights in areas as varied as human migration, the Great Depression, and the Amazon rainforest.


The Conversation
Why your mom may be the mother of all heroes
Just in time for Mother's Day, psychology professor Scott Allison, a leading expert on heroes, explains how mothers are masters at helping their children meet the full range of human needs.
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Campus Life
UR adopts wind chimes to help vision-impaired Spiders navigate campus

A landmark pilot project makes it easier for those who are blind or vision impaired to get to and from class.

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Student Experience
Two University of Richmond students named Goldwater Scholars

The scholarship is the preeminent undergraduate award in science and math.

Spiders Making an Impact

University News
Composting program diverts 23 tons of material from landfills

Students drove an effort to reduce waste from pandemic-driven meal packaging.

Research & Innovation
First Luce scholar will study the health hazards of fires used for cooking

In many nations, biomass fires are used for home cooking, heating, and lighting with dangerous effects.

Student Experience
With a focus on mental health, new chat service lets students quickly get support

A non-emergency, peer-based chat service will help students with anxiety and stress.

Research & Innovation
UR propels student success through prestigious scholarships
The Office of Scholars and Fellowships connects students with national and international opportunities to study and serve.

In the News

Pucallpa-Cruzeiro do Sul: The highway that could trigger violence in Ucayali

Geography and the environment chair and professor David Salisbury, an Amazonia expert, is quoted.

PPP Lending Was Supposed to Help Small Businesses in Kansas City. That's Not What Happened.
This article focuses on data from the Digital Scholarship Lab’s “Mapping Inequality” project. The article originally appeared on The Center for Public Integrity website.
EE News
In shift to renewables, BP seeks FERC approval to sell power
Law professor Joel Eisen is quoted.
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Business CEOs in central Virginia feeling more confident about sales and hiring; majority say they won't require vaccinations
This article highlights information from the VACEO Survey, which is administered quarterly by the Robins School of Business.
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Column: A hoverboard burst into flames. It could change the way Amazon does business
Law professor Carl Tobias is quoted.
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UR to establish standing committee on diversity, equity and inclusion

This article included information shared in a community update from April 23 related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Responding to Coronavirus

University News
Pandemic Innovations: Some COVID-driven changes will remain
Faculty and staff found ways to protect students and enhance instruction. A number of the updates will outlast the pandemic.
Protect our web

Six feet. Mask up. Protect our web. Ensuring the health of the campus community is a responsibility we all share.

Campus Life
Safe and virtual activities engage students during spring semester

From theater performances and yoga to an event with one of Time magazine’s most influential people, UR is offering online and physically distanced activities for its community.

Career kickstart: Virtual Spider internships lead to job offers
Remote summer opportunities turned into full-time employment for some students during a challenging year. 


Spider Talks
Chemistry and the power of mentorship

Award-winning chemistry professor Carol Parish is nationally recognized as a teacher and scholar. See her interview with President Crutcher.

University News
UR hosts on-campus vaccine clinic

The University offered appointments at the Robins Center for the campus community.

University News
Alum donates rare flower engravings from the Napoleonic era to Boatwright Library

A French artist’s 19th century masterworks will be housed in Special Collections.