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2016 Student Symposium

Feature Stories

Faculty Highlights

  • Bukach Grant

    Dr. Cindy Bukach is the lead investigator in a collaborative project recently funded by the National Science Foundation, “Preparing Undergraduates for Research in STEM-Related Fields Using Electrophysiology.”

  • Hanaoka Book

    Dr. Mimi Hanaoka recently published her first book, Authority and Identity in Medieval Islamic Historiography: Persian Histories from the Peripheries, which explains themes and literary strategies that “centered” texts from “peripheral” regions in medieval Persia.

  • Hilliker Article

    Dr. Angie Hilliker, Audrey Kindsfather, '15, and colleagues from Case Western University published "Coupling between the DEAD-box RNA helicases Ded1p and eIF4A" in eLife.

  • Howell Podcast

    Yvonne Howell discussed her latest book, Red Star Tales : A Century of Russian and Soviet Science Fiction as part of the Podcasts@Boatwright Series.

  • Bischof Talk

    Dr. Chris Bischof recently presented a lecture on why Britain voted for Brexit as part of the Richmond World Affairs Council event series.

  • 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.

  • Yellin Named Distinguished Educator

    Dr. Eric Yellin was named a Distinguished Educator at this year's Colloquy ceremony.

  • Sjovold Named Distinguished Educator

    Professor Erling Sjovold received the Distinguished Educator Award at this year's Colloquy ceremony.

  • Bukach Named Distinguished Educator

    Dr. Cindy Bukach was recognized with the Distinguished Educator Award at this year's Colloquy ceremony.

  • Helms Grant

    Dr. Christine Helms received a grant from The Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust which will assist her in broadening understanding of electrospun nanofibers.

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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