School of Arts & Sciences

The Heart of the University

The School of Arts & Sciences is the heart of the University of Richmond’s offerings. You can choose from or combine majors from 24 departments and 12 interdisciplinary programs. In the School of Arts & Sciences, you will learn to integrate your classroom experience with your true interests, your calling.

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.

Tucker Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts

Nuestra América | Our America

2022-2023 Tucker Boatwright Festival of Literature & the Arts

Hosted by the Department of Latin American, Latino, & Iberian Studies

"The United States in Nuestra América: Spanish, An American Language."

Rosina Lozano 
Associate Professor of History, Princeton University

November 15, 6 p.m. | Humanities Commons

Humanities Fellows

Humanities Fellows Program Applications Due October 7

The Humanities Fellows Program is a selective, close-knit, and interdisciplinary community of students and scholars investigating critical and contemporary questions about human experience from diverse perspectives. Sophomores excited about humanities fields have the opportunity to explore their interests while developing skills that matter in and out of the classroom and preparing to live productive and purposeful lives. In 2023-2024 our focus will be on Power and Enchantment.

The program combines an interdisciplinary humanities seminar and field experience with the opportunity to apply for mentored summer research and continued professional mentorship, career development and community.

Melissa Gregg

Humanities: Repair & Recovery Event

The Productivity Imperative in a Global Pandemic.

Melissa Gregg

Senior Principal Engineer for Sustainability and User Experience at Intel

Thursday, October 20, 2022, 5 p.m. | Humanities Commons (220)

This talk draws on multiple studies of technology users in lockdown and previous research on productivity to understand the condition of professional intimacy during and after COVID-19. In doing so, it reflects on the psychological, physical, and environmental burdens embedded in the idea of "work from anywhere." What lessons have been learned about the workplace from this once in a century experience?


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.

A&S Faculty Highlights

Dr. Mariama Rebello de Sousa Dias
Dias Published

Mariama Rebello de Sousa Dias, assistant professor of physics, published an article entitled, "Leveraging Machine Learning to Harness Non-Parabolic Effects in Semiconductor Heterostructures," in Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures. This work was created in collaboration with the University Of Alfenas in Brazil.

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Dr. Brandon Ng
Ng Published

Brandon Ng, visiting assistant professor of psychology, published the article, "Over-Rating Pain is Overrated: A Fundamental Self-Other Bias in Pain Reporting Behavior" in The Journal of Pain.

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Dr. Karen Puccia Kochel
Kochel Published

Karen Puccia Kochel, associate professor of psychology, published the article, "Empirically Derived Psychological Profiles of College Students: Differential associations with COVID-19 Impact and Social Adjustment" in Emerging Adulthood.

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Dr. Jack Singal
Singal Gives Profs & Pints Talk

Jack Singal, associate professor of physics, delivered a public talk "All the Light in the Universe” covering the James Webb Space Telescope and modern astrophysics as part of the Profs & Pints lecture series.

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Dr. Karen Puccia Kochel
Kochel Published

Karen Puccia Kochel, associate professor of psychology, published the chapter, "Can Friends also be Foes?" in the book, Peer Relationships in Classroom Management.

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Dr. Thomas Manganaro
Manganaro Published

Thomas Manganaro, assistant professor of English, published the book, Against Better Judgment: Irrational Action and Literary Invention in the Long Eighteenth Century with the University of Virginia Press.

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Dr. Thomas Manganaro
Manganaro Awarded

Thomas Manganaro, assistant professor of English, was awarded the Walker Cowen Prize for outstanding work of scholarship in eighteenth-century studies for his book, Against Better Judgment: Irrational Action and Literary Invention in the Long Eighteenth Century.

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Maruti Mishra
Mishra Selected

Maruti Mishra, Trawick Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology, was selected as a board member for the Vision Science Student Postdoc Advisory Committee, part of the Annual Vision Science Society meeting. 

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