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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 10 interdisciplinary programs.

Feature Stories

The Tales We TellIn her research, Victoria Charles, '16, found some holes in the University's story. Now, she's working to fill them.
Preservation ExplorerLaly Lichtenfeld, '96, works with Tanzanian communities to show that lions and humans can peacefully coexist.
A&S NEXT 2017
On February 11, the School of Arts and Sciences hosted A&S NEXT, a career workshop specifically designed for A&S students
Dean Patrice Rankine kicked off the day offering students advice on how to choose a path for themselves.
The event also featured faculty and alumni who shared their experiences as students and in the working world.

Faculty Highlights

  • Loo Fellowship

    Dr. Tse Loo, Associate Professor of History and International Studies, has been awarded a year-long fellowship from the Japan Foundation to work on her book project, “Religion and Rule in Prewar Okinawa.”

  • Podcasts@Boatwright: Dr. Aleksandra Sznajder Lee

    Dr. Aleksandra Sznajder Lee discussed her new book, Transnational Capitalism in East Central Europe’s Heavy Industry, on Podcasts@Boatwright

  • Sweis Articles and Chapter

    Dr. Rania Sweis recently published the article "Security and the Traumatized Street Child: How Gender Shapes International Psychiatric Aid in Cairo" in the journal Medical Anthropology Quarterly; the article "Children as Biological Sufferers: The Paradox of International Medical Aid for Homeless Children in Cairo," in the journal Childhood; and the book chapter titled "Do Muslim Village Girls Need Saving? Critical Reflections on Gender and the Suffering Child in International Aid" in the forthcoming book, The Status of Women and Girls: A Global Perspective (Lexington Books).

  • de Sá research featured

    Dr. Rafael de Sá's discovery of three new species of frogs in Brazil's Atlantic Forest was featured in Mongabay.

  • Knouse Article

    Dr. Laura Knouse, along with Milan Brooks, '18, and Jonathan Teller, '17, had their article Meta-Analysis of Cognitive Behavioral Treatments for Adult ADHD accepted in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

  • Shaw Recongition

    Dr. Kelly Shaw was just named a senior member of the Association of Computing Machinery.

  • Brinkerhoff Featured on WCVE

    Dr. Jory Brinkerhoff shared his expertise on ticks and Lyme disease with WCVE.

  • Maurantonio Article

    Dr. Nicole Maurantonio's research on how journalism helps cover up systemic racism was featured in Journalism Research News.

  • Mayes Featured in RTD

    Dr. Rick Mayes described the intricacies of repealing the Affordable Care Act to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

  • Davis Fulbright

    Dr. Jim Davis recently received a Fulbright Global Scholar award, to allow him to travel to Germany, France, and Canada to work with colleagues on solving problems related to coding theory and combinatorics

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.

Dean Rankine's Colloquy Speech

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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
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