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2016 Student Symposium

Feature Stories

Behind the ScenesPhotographer Jordan Matter, R’91, believes in serendipity when capturing tiny, fleeting moments of joy in the everyday things around us. Matter talked more about his process when he photographed the cover of the latest University of Richmond Magazine.
Behind the ScenesPhotographer Jordan Matter, R’91, believes in serendipity when capturing tiny, fleeting moments of joy in the everyday things around us. Matter talked more about his process when he photographed the cover of the latest University of Richmond Magazine.

Faculty Highlights

  • Bukach Named Distinguished Educator

    Dr. Cindy Bukach was recognized with the Distinguished Educator Award at this year's Colloquy ceremony.

  • Yellin Named Distinguished Educator

    Dr. Eric Yellin was named a Distinguished Educator at this year's Colloquy ceremony.

  • Sjovold Named Distinguished Educator

    Professor Erling Sjovold received the Distinguished Educator Award at this year's Colloquy ceremony.

  • Helms Grant

    Dr. Christine Helms received a grant from The Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust which will assist her in broadening understanding of electrospun nanofibers.

  • Grayson Grant

    Dr. Kristine Grayson received a grant from the The Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust to continue her research on the ecological impacts of the invasive European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar).

  • Quintero Grant

    Dr. Omar Quintero has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health – National Institute for General Medical Services to study Myosin XIX, a motor protein involved in mitochondrial transport.

  • Donald Grant

    Dr. Kelling Donald was named one of seven 2016 Teacher-Scholars by the Dreyfus Foundation; the award recognizes outstanding teaching and scholarship in the chemical sciences and provides research support.

  • Ross Book

    Dr. Bill Ross recently published Introduction to Model Spaces and their Operators.

  • Kordzaia Concerts

    Alexander Kordzaia performed for the second time at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, conducting the American Youth Harp Ensemble and Virginia Choristers.

  • Henry in New York Times Magazine

    English professor Brian Henry's poem "Elegy Elegy" from Static & Snow was selected by the New York Times poetry editor to be published in the New York Times Magazine.

Scholarship Repository Readership

The University of Richmond's Scholarship Repository shares faculty publications with a world-wide audience. The map below shows where articles from arts and sciences faculty are being read around the globe.

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2016 Student Symposium

The 2015 Student Symposium featured nearly 230 student research presentations.

247 research projects were presented by 364 students at the 2016 Student Symposium
Countries Represented by International Faculty
Students Conducting Research in Summer 2014
Student-Faculty Ratio (undergraduate)
First-Year Seminars created since 2009
195 faculty and staff have received 485 grants totaling nearly $50 million in research funding since 2007

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Office of the Dean
School of Arts & Sciences
Boatwright Library Administration Wing
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University of Richmond, VA 23173

Office: (804) 289-8416
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