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.
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.
- 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.
Arts & Sciences Events
- Fall Spider Career ExpoSep0812:00 PM - 4:00 PMThe Fall Spider Career Expo allows students and alumni to connect with full-time and internship opportunities! Over 70... Continue reading
- Body Politics, with author Roxane GaySep217:00 PM - 8:30 PMRoxane Gay, author and cultural critic, garners international acclaim for her social critique and exploration of... Continue reading
- Film Screening: Out in the NightOct187:00 PM - 8:30 PMOut in the Night documents the story of four black lesbians charged and convicted for assaulting a man who attacked them... Continue reading
- The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream, with author Courtney MartinFeb067:00 PM - 8:30 PMFor the first time in history, the majority of American parents do not believe that their kids will be better off than... Continue reading
2015 Student Symposium
The 2015 Student Symposium featured nearly 230 student research presentations.
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