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The School of Arts and Sciences is the first school of every undergraduate at UR. We welcome students to courses of discovery and creation, through 22 departments and 11 interdisciplinary programs.

New A&S Dean

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Patrice Rankine as the new Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Learn more.

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.
Tiny Desk, Big Deal

Fresh off winning a fourth Grammy in February, eighth blackbird, UR’s ensemble-in-residence, received a MacArthur grant. In early May, they stopped by NPR for a Tiny Desk Concert.

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Faculty Highlights

  • Singh to Attend Summer Seminar

    Dr. Julietta Singh has been accepted to the 2016 Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (ICSI) 2016 Summer Seminar which will focus on the topic, "Freud to Klein: Death Drive, Pleasure, Ethics."

  • Henry in New York Times Magazine

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

  • Verse in Poets & Writers

    Verse, produced each year by the English Department and co-edited by Professor Brian Henry, was one of four magazines included in the Literary MagNet section of the January/February issue of Poets & Writers. The article focused on the various forms that anthologies can take.

  • Hill Grant

    Biology professor Malcolm Hill has been awarded a one-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to produce a detailed report on his observations of abnormal levels of bleaching in the Cliona varians sponge, which is typically resilient to environmental stressors.

  • Yellin's Work with Princeton

    Dr. Eric Yellin was one of nine scholars invited to submit a letter on Wilson’s legacy to Princeton’s Board of Trustees’ Wilson Legacy Review Committee, which was formed in response to student protests in the fall regarding the veneration of Wilson at Princeton and the broader racial culture there.

  • Wu Grant

    Dr. Carrie Wu (biology) has been awarded a grant from the Virginia Native Plant Society to study the ecology and population dynamics of wavyleaf basketgrass, which has the potential to become a widespread invasive species in North America.

  • Winiarski Fellowship

    Dr. Doug Winiarski has been awarded a semester-long Residential Fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities to support his project,  “Shakers, Jerkers & the Shawnee Prophet: Religious Encounters on the Early American Frontier.” 

  • McCormick Fellowship

    Dr. Miriam McCormick received a Philosophy of Hope and Optimism Fellowship from the Templeton Foundation in support of her proposed project, “The Ethics of Hope.”

  • Love Fellowship

    Joanna Love received the ‪American Association of University Women's American Postdoctoral Fellowship, supporting work on her book, Soda Goes Pop: Pepsi-Cola Advertising and Popular Music, 1939–2012. 

  • Hanaoka Fellowship

    Dr. Mimi Hanaoka received the Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship in InterAsian Contexts and Connections from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) for 2015-2016.

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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2015 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
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University of Richmond, VA 23173

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