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Concept 30

Casting a vision for our shared future.View the plan.
Themed year programming to bring our entire community of learners together in conversations centered around conflict resulting from ethnic, racial, and cultural differences—in Virginia, the United States, and across the globe.Learn more.

A&S NEXT

Register now for A&S NEXT, January 25-26, 2019Learn more and register

URISE Wins National Award

The URISE program has received INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine's 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award, which honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups entering STEM fields.Learn more.

Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts

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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

  • Lighting & Sound

    Maja White is an expert in performance lighting and sound. She is the resident lighting designer with the Chamber Dance Project in Washington, D.C. and has been lighting professionally since 1991. Maja works directly with choreographers and can speak to how lighting enhances the mood and the drama of the stage.

  • Costume Design

    An expert in costume design and construction, Johann Stegmeir has designed costumes for opera, theater, dance, feature films, and television all over the world. He collaborated with acclaimed director Bruce Beresford on costumes for the feature film, 'Peace, Love and Misunderstanding' and the television series ‘Mercy Street.’ Stegmeir can discuss the costume process from start to finish and how costume design differs by genre.

  • Pianist & Vegan Advocate

    A pianist and harpsichordist, Joanne Kong’s performances have been praised by The Washington Post for “great finesse and flexibility.” Additionally, she is one of today’s most sought after and compelling veganism advocates. She is the author of If You’ve Ever Loved an Animal, Go Vegan and travels internationally promoting vegan lifestyles.

  • Gupton Article

    Chemistry professor John Gupton and collaborators published, "Application of Vinylogous Carbamates and Vinylogous Aminonitriles to the Regiospecific Synthesis of Uniquely Functionalized Pyrroles and Quinolones," in Tetrahedron.

  • Crawford, Corbin Award

    Psychology professor Beth Crawford and post-doc Jonathan Corbin were recgonized with a $1,000 prize from Open Science Framework’s Preregistration Challenge for their paper, "Biased by the Group: Memory for an Emotional Expression Biases Towards the Ensemble."

  • de Sá Article

    Biology professor Rafael de Sá, with collaborators including Travis Cuddy, '14, published, "A molecular insight on the relationships of the poorly known genus Niceforonia Goin and Cochran, 1963 (Craugastoridae, Holoadeninae) in the journal Zootaxa.

  • Towns Article

    Rhetoric and communication studies professor Armond Towns published, "Black 'Matter' Lives," in Women's Studies in Communication.

  • Maurantonio Presentation

    Rhetoric and communication studies professor Nicole Maurantonio and colleagues presented "Confronting Pasts: Community Engagement and Empowerment," at the annual meeting of the National Humanities Alliance.

  • Mifsud Essay

    Rhetoric and communication studies professor Mari Lee Mifsud's essay "The Gift, The Market, and the Question of Living Well Together: Exploring Rhetorics of Allo-Liberalism as Antidote to NeoLiberalism," was publised in Society and Economy.

  • Vickery Article

    Rhetoric and communication studies professor Andrea Vickery published, "Everyday (imagined) talk: An exploration of everyday conversational topics and imagined interaction features," in Imagination, Cognition, and Personality.

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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.

Student Stories

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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

On deadline.In May, business journalist Mohammed Hadi, ’98, landed a plum assignment: news director of The New York Times’ Business Day section. Read his story.
A voice for othersMelissa Diamond, '15, has been devoted to helping children with autism in refugee camps and conflict zones since she was still a student. Read her story.
Warrior care.Committed to serving the country after 9/11, Maj. Max Sirkin, '08, has developed a life-saving invention for the military. Read his story.
A matter of priorities.Photographer Jensen Sutta, '99, turns down well-paying assignments to support nonprofit work in Haiti. Read his story.
NYPD pilots alum's technologyPatrick Traynor, '02, a professor at the University of Florida and a cybersecurity expert, has created the “Skim Reaper” alongside two graduate students to combat credit card fraud at ATMs. Learn more in Spider Pride
Extra encouragementTwo Spiders — a mother and a daughter — saw a need in their community, asked how they could help, and then did.
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, class of 2004.

Contact Us

Office of the Dean
School of Arts & Sciences
Boatwright Library Administration Wing
261 Richmond Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Office: (804) 289-8416
Fax: (804) 289-8818

Email: as@richmond.edu