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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.

Symposium Application AvailableStudents who have conducted research can now register online to participate in the 2017 Student Symposium on April 21.
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Faculty Highlights

  • Jobe-Shields Interview Dr. Lisa Jobe-Shields was interviewed by the Richmond Times-Dispatch about ways to cope with intense stress reactions.
  • Denny Presentation

    Dr. Jory Denny will present 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.

  • Milby Award

    Dr. Tammy Milby was recongized with the 2016 Jones-Day Faculty Involvement Award from the Virginia State Reading Association. This award recognizes college and university faculty who demonstrate involvement and leadership in PK-12 literacy in the state.

  • Bowie Article

    Dr. Jennifer Bowie (with John Szmer, University of North Carolina – Charlotte and Donald R. Songer, University of South Carolina) recenlty published "Party Capability and the U.S. Courts of Appeals: Understanding Why the ‘Haves’ Win” in the Journal of Law and Courts.

  • Bowie Article

    Dr. Jennifer Bowie (with Elisha Carol Savacak, Elon University) recently published “A Bottom-Up Account of State Supreme Court Opinion Writing” in Justice System Journal.

  • Bowie Named Editor

    Dr. Jennifer Bowie was recently named as the new editor of the Law and Politics Book Review, which is sponosred by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association.

  • Ashe Book Recognition

    Dr. Bert Ashe's book Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles, was named a finalist in the non-fiction category of the Library of Virginia's Literary Awards.

  • 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.

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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