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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.

Faculty Highlights

  • 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.

  • Downey Article

    Dr. Wade Downey and his undergraduate researchers recently published articles in the European Journal of Organic Chemistry and the Journal of Organic Chemistry.

  • Quintero Lab Articles Dr. Omar Quintero, along with colleague Christie Davis and several undergraduate researchers, has published two articles in the latest issue of Cytoskeleton. Their photo was also selected for the cover of the issue.
  • Sznajder Lee Book

    Aleksandra Sznadjer Lee recently published, Transnational Capitalism in East Central Europe's Heavy Industry, which examines the post-communism reform of state-run industries in Eastern Europe. 

  • Ferman Film

    Dr. Claudia Ferman recently screened her short film, "LASA, 50 Years of Continuous Dialogue and Action,” at the United Nations.

  • Davis Lecture

    Dr. Jim Davis recently gave a lecture, "Apple vs. Samsung: A Mathematical Battle," at the Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the National University of Singapore.

  • Seeley Fellowships

    Dr. Samantha Seeley has received two prestigious fellowships, from the Newberry Library in Chicago and the Gilder Lehrman Center for Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. Both awards will allow her to conduct further research on her book about forced migrations of free people across the Mid-Atlantic, Upper South, and Ohio Valley in the fifty years after the American Revolution.

  • Parish Receives National Mentorship Award

    Dr. Carol Parish has received the 2016 Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Award.

  • McGowen Professorship

    Dr. Ernest McGowen has been invited to be a visiting assistant professor in Race and Ethnicity at Georgetown University for the 2016-17 academic year.

  • 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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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

Contact Us

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