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UR Community Dives into Book about Flint Water Crisis This Summer

Students, faculty, and staff at the University of Richmond are adding the memoir of a pediatrician from Flint, Michigan to their summer reading lists.

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Dr. Lambert Awarded $437,061 from the National Institutes of Health

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A&S Student Symposium 2019

We celebrate our diverse community of learners at the Student Symposium.Learn More

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 happened on January 25-26, 2019Learn more
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

  • de Sa Published

    Dr. Rafael de Sa published "Presence and distribution of Leptodactylus guianensis Heyer and de Sá, 2011 in Colombia: comparisons with other species in the L. latrans group" in the Journal of Natural History.

  • Softic Published

    Tanja Softic published a paper in the Journal of Speculative Philosophy entitled "Circle Back: Immigrant Memories and Fungal Networks."

  • Rebello de Sousa Dias Published Dr. Mariama Rebello de Sousa Dias published the article "Alloying: A Platform for Metallic Materials with On-Demand Optical Response" in the Accounts of Chemical Research.
  • Johnson Awarded

    Dr. Miles Johnson has been awarded a $55,000 grant from The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for his project using nickel as a metal catalyst to develop new chemical compounds.

  • Bowie Awarded

    Dr. Jennifer Bowie Awarded $144,651 from the National Science Foundation to explore the judicial interactions and relationship between lower court judges and their Supreme Court counterparts in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. 

  • Bhakta Awarded $100K Grant

    Dr. Prateek Bhakta was awarded a $100,000 grant for research on making sure donated livers reach those who need them most.

  • Barney Honored Nationally

    Dr. Tim Barney has been awarded the Rhetoric Society of America’s Fellows’ Early Career Award.

  • Méndez gave two talks in Brazil

    Dr. Mariela Méndez, associate professor of Latin American, Latino, and Iberian studies and women, gender, and sexuality studies, presented a seminar on “Discursive Transvestism” at Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Minas Gerais in Brazil. She also gave a talk, “Clarice in Fantástico: Performance and Materialities” at Universidade Federal de São Paulo in Brazil.

  • Mifsud Article Features A&S Community

    Dr. Mari Lee Mifsud guest edited for the Review of Communication on the Humanities and our A & S community is woven throughout: Lauren Tilton, Jordana Cox, Armond Townes, Nicole Maurantonio, Nathan Snaza, and a shout out to our A & S Humanities initiative.

  • Drummond Film Screened

    A film by Jeremy Drummond, Associate Professor of Studio Art, and David Poolman recently screened at Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, 2-6 May, 2019.

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A&S Faculty in the News

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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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.

Upcoming Events

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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 2019

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University of Richmond, VA 23173

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