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2020 Celebration Spring!

156 Individual Awardees | 100 Awards | 28 Departments and Programs - The 2020 Celebration Spring! Accomplishments from our Community of Learners includes students’ art and research, as well as a listing of departmental and School awards for student accomplishments and for outstanding faculty mentors.

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COVID-19 Update

The University will move to remote learning for the remainder of the spring semester, shift to remote work for employees to the greatest extent possible, and celebrate the Class of 2020 Commencement at a later date this year. Visit the University COVID-19 website for the latest information.

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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

  • Gunkel Awarded

    Dieter Gunkel, assistant professor of historical linguistics, has received an $18,000 fellowship from the Center for Hellenic Studies. Gunkel plans to explore modern studies of languages similar to Greek, ancient descriptions of the Greek language, and fragments of ancient Greek music.

  • Kvam Awarded

    Paul Kvam, a professor of statistics, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award for travel to Hong Kong to further his research in nonparametric statistics. Kvam plans to visit City University of Hong Kong from Jan. to early May 2021.

  • de Sá Awarded

    Rafael de Sá, professor of biology, has been awarded more than $400,000 from the National Science Foundation for his research on the diversity and evolution of a frog species found in South America.

  • Sackley Awarded

    Nicole Sackley, associate professor of history and american studies, was awarded a $2,000 VFIC Mednick Memorial Fellowship for her project, Co-op Capitalism: Cooperatives, International Development, and American Visions of Capitalism in the Twentieth Century.

  • O'Neal Published

    Will O'Neal, director of organic chemistry laboratories, published his book Exercises for the General, Organic, & Biochemistry Laboratory, 2nd Edition, with Morton Publishing.

  • Sackley Awarded

    Nicole Sackley, associate professor of history and american studies, has been awarded a $50,000 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship for her project, Co-op Capitalism: Cooperatives, International Development, and American Visions of Capitalism in the Twentieth Century.

  • Knouse and Hickman Published

    Laura Knouse, associate professor of psychology, and Gill Robinson Hickman, leadership studies professor emerita, published When Leaders Face Personal Crisis (Leadership: Research and Practice) through Routledge.

  • Bowie Published

    Jennifer Bowie, associate professor of political science published “Flowers v. Mississippi on Race in Jury Selection” in SCOTUS 2019 Major Decisions and Developments of the US Supreme Court. 2020. (edited by David Klein and Morgan Marietta).

  • Sweis Published

    Rania Kassab Sweis, associate professor of anthropology and global studies, published “Hospital Warzones: What Syrian and US Health Workers Now Share” in The Global Post.

  • Barney Named Distinguished Research Fellow

    Tim Barney, Associate Professor of Rhetoric & Communication Studies, was named a Distinguished Research Fellow by the Eastern Communication Association.

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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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New AS Symposium Film

Student Symposium 2019
Each April, we celebrate our diverse community of learners at the Student Symposium, a showcase of student-led research projects from nearly 30 disciplines in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The 2019 Student Symposium was held on Friday, April 12.

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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

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.
A&S NEXT 2020

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