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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

Mock Trial Team to National ChampionshipsCongrats to the UR Mock Trial team, who earned a bid to the National Championship Tournament for the first time since 2009. In addition, the American Mock Trial Association recognized Richmond with its award for outstanding professionalism and collegiality in competition. Read More
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Gravitational Waves? Ask an ExpertPhysics department chair Ted Bunn breaks down the discovery of gravitational waves and its significance. Read more

Faculty Highlights

  • Knouse in New York Times

    Psychology professor Laura Knouse's research, which looks at how the "testing effect" can help adults with ADHD learn, was featured in The New York Times.

  • Howell Book

    Dr. Yvonne Howell published Red Star Tales, a collection of over a century of science-fiction stories from Russia and the former Soviet Union.

  • Lefkowitz Fellowship

    Dr. David Lefkowitz will spend next academic year as an Ethics Fellow at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership.

  • Stegmeir works on PBS Drama

    Theatre department chair Johann Stegmeir served as associate costume designer on the PBS drama Mercy Street, which was just renewed for a second season.

  • Schlatter Named to Board

    Elizabeth Schlatter has been elected to serve a four-year term on the board of the College Art Association.

  • eighth blackbird awards

    Ensemble-in-residence eighth blackbird won their fourth Grammy, receiving the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance award for their album “Filament.” The group also received a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions from the MacArthur Foundation.

  • Lookingbill Grant

    Dr. Todd Lookingbill has received a grant from the National Park Service to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the natural resources at Fort Monroe National Monument and Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument.

  • McGowen Featured

    Ernest McGowen was interviewed by WalletHub as part of an article on African American voter engagement.

  • Barney Profile

    Style Weekly profiled rhetoric professor Tim Barney's new book on the geopolitics of maps.

  • Condon Opening

    Art professor Tom Condon opened a solo show "Haptic Fugitive" at Richmond's ADA Gallery last month. To view photos from the show, and other images of Condon's work, visit his gallery page.

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
Boatwright Library Administration Wing
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Office: (804) 289-8416
Fax: (804) 289-8818