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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

Preservation ExplorerLaly Lichtenfeld, '96, works with Tanzanian communities to show that lions and humans can peacefully coexist.
What We Think We KnowOur brains use shortcuts to process others' faces in milliseconds. Dr. Cindy Bukach's research shows there's a downside to that efficiency.
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

  • Sweis Article and Chapter

    Dr. Rania Sweis recently published the article "Children as Biological Sufferers," in the journal Childhood and a chapter titled "Do Muslim Village Girls Need Saving?" in the book The Status of Women and Girls: A Global Perspective.

  • 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

  • Dumbaugh Book Award

    Dr. Della Dumbuagh co-edited A Century of Advancing Mathematics, which was recently named an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

  • Richards-Dowden Article

    Dr. Bedelia Richards-Dowden recently published "Tracking and Racialization in Schools" in the journal Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.

  • Kapanga Book

    Kasongo Kapanga recently published the book The Writing of the Nation: Expressing Identity through Congolese Literary Texts and Films. He was also recently featured on Podcasts@Boatwright, discussing the book.

  • Denny Presentation

    Dr. Jory Denny presented his paper, "Dynamic Region-biased Rapidly-exploring Random Trees," at the Twelfth International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR) in December. This is one of the top conferences in the robotics field.

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
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Students Conducting Research in Summer 2014
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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