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.
Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts
“I was trying to study the economics of the region. Even though the pieces stylistically looked like something you’d find in Greece, they were made from local, red mud… essentially bootlegging,” says Levy, a business major and archeology minor, who spent a summer in Turkey working on the Hacimusalar Hoyuk excavation site.
“I wanted to show a narrative without words and let people project their own thoughts and stories onto my work,” says Moffly, a studio art major.
Dougherty, a geography major, researched in the Peruvian Amazon speaking with residents about the impact of a proposed project to build a road that would allow better access to Puerto Esperanza. She conducted her research through participatory mapping, a relationship-based research method which allowed her to connect with people one on one, gain their trust and then learn the information she needed for her research.
“The connection between trafficking and terrorism is often overlooked. I strongly believe that [human trafficking] has a purpose greater than violence alone — it is a tactic,” says Pomaranski, who researched the use of human trafficking by terror groups Boko Haram and ISIS.
- Pelletier on Podcast
Kevin Pelletier discussed his book, Apocalyptic Sentimentalism: Love and Fear in US Antebellum Literature, as part of the library's Podcasts@Boatwright Series
- Grollman Article
Dr. Eric Grollman coauthored an article in the Sociological Forum journal, “The Social Costs of Gender Nonconformity for Transgender Adults: Implications for Discrimination and Health.” His research was profiled on GAYRVA.COM.
- Diaz and Thornton perform in New York
Dance professors Alicia Diaz and Matthew Thornton performed at the Pregones Theater in New York City with their dance company Agua Dulce Dance Theater. Diaz was interviewed by Culturebot about Deep Listenings, a piece that explores her Puerto Rican heritage.
- Heather Russell Award
Professor Heather Russell has been given a 2015 service award by the Association for Women in Mathematics.
- de Sa Edits New Book
Dr. Rafael de Sa is a co-editor on a newly released book, Annual Fishes: Life History Strategy, Diversity, and Evolution.
- Nash Book Wins Award
Professor Stephen Nash's book, Virginia Climate Fever, received the 2015 Science Writing Award for Books from the American Institute of Physics.
- Wares and Hoke Research Profiled in Style Weekly
Style Weekly profiled research conducted by Joanna Wares and Kathy Hoke and their VCU collaborators, which uses bio-math to help diagnose and measure brain injuries in soldiers.
- Cobb Award
Dr. Stephanie Cobb's article Polycarp’s Cup: Imitatio in the Martyrdom of Polycarp was awarded the annual Bruce Mansfield prize for the best article published in the Journal of Religious History for the previous year.
- Outka Book Grant
Dr. Elizabeth Outka received a prestigious NEH grant to complete her book, "Raising the Dead: War, Plague, Magic, Modernism."
- Hill Award
Dr. April Hill received the 2016 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
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
- Richard Becker, pianoFeb073:00 PMIn his annual Super Bowl concert, associate professor of Music and head of Piano Study at the University of Richmond... Continue reading
- Philosophy Speaker Series: Gerard VongFeb084:30 PM - 6:00 PMThe philosophy department welcomes Gerard Vong, Fellow in Residence at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard... Continue reading
- Artist's TalkFeb086:00 PM - 8:00 PM"Oak Leaves, Potatoes, and Kodachrome: Eighty Years of Color at National Geographic" presented by Nathan Benn, artist.... Continue reading
- Quaker Voluntary Service Information TableFeb1011:00 AM - 3:00 PMQuaker Voluntary Services, a non-profit service organization will be hosting an information table to talk with students... Continue reading
- Latinos in Richmond: The Peril and the PromiseFeb116:30 PM - 8:30 PMHosted by University of Richmond professors Lázaro Lima, Patricia Herrera, and Laura Browder, this event will... Continue reading
- Production Studies III, "STOP KISS"Feb117:30 PMHighlighting provocative contemporary theatre, The PS III Showcase is the culmination of two years of intense theatre... Continue reading
- Spiders in RVA: Careers in MuseumsFeb121:30 PM - 5:30 PMInterested in learning more about how you can incorporate your love of the arts into a career path? Take a trip with us... Continue reading
- Altria Headquarters TourFeb121:30 PM - 5:00 PMVisit the Altria Headquarters to meet recruiters and alumni, learn more about opportunities in the marketing division,... Continue reading
- Production Studies III, "STOP KISS"Feb127:30 PMHighlighting provocative contemporary theatre, The PS III Showcase is the culmination of two years of intense theatre... Continue reading
- Production Studies III, "STOP KISS"Feb137:30 PMHighlighting provocative contemporary theatre, The PS III Showcase is the culmination of two years of intense theatre... Continue reading
2015 Student Symposium
The 2015 Student Symposium featured nearly 230 student research presentations.
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