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2018 Student Symposium: April 20

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The School of Arts and Sciences is the heart of the University of Richmond’s offerings. You can choose from or combine majors from 22 departments and 10 interdisciplinary programs. In the School of Arts & Sciences, you will learn to integrate your classroom experience with your true interests, your calling.

Faculty Expertise

Do you envision college as a place where your professor’s office hours are spent in deep conversation about topics beyond this week’s assignment? Where you can work side-by-side with a faculty member on cutting-edge research that is published in a professional journal?

In A&S, our faculty are experts on the cutting edge of their fields. While they could work in some of the top research institutions in the world, our faculty chose Richmond because they believe in educating tomorrow's leaders and are passionate about mentoring and sharing their knowledge with students.

Faculty Highlights

  • Bower Article

    German studies professor Kathrin Bower published "Slumming with Cindy: Class, Precarity, and Performance in Cindy aus Marzahn's Trash Comedy,"  in German Studies Review.

  • Grayson Article Nomination

    Biology professor Kristine Grayson's paper, "Novel insights on population and range edge dynamics using an unparalleled spatiotemporal record of species invasion," was nominated for the Journal of Animal Ecology's inaugural Sidnie Manton Award

  • Winiarski Book Wins Bancroft Prize

    Religious studies professor Doug Winiarski's book Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England  won the 2018 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy, presented by Columbia University.

  • Diaz Choreography Featured

    Dance professor Alicia Diaz's piece wise as serpents was performed by the University Dancers as part of the American College Dance Association Gala at VCU.


  • Bischof Article Award

    History professor Chris Bischof's article, "Chinese Laborers, Free Blacks, and Social Engineering in the Post-Emancipation British West Indies," published in Past & Present was warded the 2017 Walter D. Love Prize for the best article in British history by the North American Conference on British Studies.

  • Gupton Article

    Chemistry professor John Gupton, along with biology professors Omar Quintero and Krista Stenger and several student collaborators, published “Effects of a Novel Microtubule-depolymerizer on Pro-inflammatory Signaling in RAW264.7 Macrophages”, in Chemico-Biological Interactions.

  • Simon Chapter

    Political science professor Stephen Simon published the chapter “Why Do International Human Rights Matter in American Decision Making?” in Human Rights and Legal Judgments: The American Story.

  • Russell Paper

    Math professor Heather Russell published "Equivalence of edge bicolored graphs on surfaces" in The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics.

  • Winiarski Book Finalist for George Washington Prize

    Religious studies professor Doug Winiarski's book, Darkness Falls on the Land of Light Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England, was named one of seven finalists for the 2018 George Washington Prize.

  • Joireman Article Dr. Sandra Joireman published, “Intergenerational land conflict in northern Uganda: children, customary law and return migration,” in the journal Africa.

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The Heart of the University

At Richmond, the School of Arts and Sciences is at the heart of your education, with courses in the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. But choosing an A&S education offers you more than just variety.

It’s the chance to explore a topic you’ve always been curious about, whether that’s Russian, modern dance, or environmental ethics. It’s getting a different perspective on your favorite subject, thinking through concepts and problems in a way you never have before. It’s satisfying your curiosity and love for learning, and then working to translate that into a career path.

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Planning for the Future

Become an educational entrepreneur, taking your vision and passions and turning them into your livelihood. Study a subject you love, go all in on your academic experience. Take that depth of knowledge, add to it your broad exploration, experiential learning through internships and research, and guidance from faculty and career services, and you’ll be ready to chart a course for success with your passion at its core.

Alumni Stories

The doctor is inIn September, Kandace Peterson McGuire, ’98, returned to the Richmond area to become chief of breast surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University
On that morningIn his film, Ryan Frost, ’05, tells the story of five college freshmen as they watch 9/11 unfold.
Art for science's sakeThe persistent beauty of alumna Amanda Kwieraga's scientific vision.
A&S NEXT 2018
A&S NEXT took place on March 2-3, 2018 at the Richmond Marriott.
The day began with opening remarks from A&S Dean Patrice Rankine.
Rankine introduced the morning keynote speaker, VA Delegate Schuyler VanValkenburg, '04.

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