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.

A&S Next

January 27-28, 2023

A&S Next aims to give you the tools to understand your personal strengths and how you can translate your Richmond education into a career that you love. You’ll meet alums with unexpected and interesting career paths and you’ll gain hands-on experience exploring and solving real-world problems alongside alums and faculty who work to solve these problems in their own careers every day.

Registration closes December 2!

Math Professor Delivers MAA Distinguished Lecture

Della Dumbaugh, professor of mathematics, was invited to deliver a Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Distinguished Lecture. The MAA lecture features the foremost experts within the field of mathematics, known for their ability to make current mathematical ideas accessible to non-specialists.

Dumbaugh's lecture titled "Every Paper Tells a Story: Mathematics at the Monthly" showcased the riches of the American Mathematical Monthly and what they teach us about the profession. This talk also included tips for publishing in the journal today.

Humanities at UR

UR’s home for the humanities becomes a space for interactive experiences. Read more.

Events

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. Sandra F. Joireman
Joireman Delivered Presentation

Sandra Joireman, professor of political science and Weinstein Chair of International Studies of political science, was invited to present "Return: Going Home After Fleeing Violent Conflict," at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz and the Forthem European University Alliance.

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Mr. Brian Henry
Henry Published

Brian Henry, professor of English and creative writing, edited and translated Aleš Šteger's Burning Tongues: New & Selected Poems, which was published by Bloodaxe Books in the UK.

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Dr. Christopher Shugrue
Shugrue Awarded Grant

Christopher Shugrue, assistant professor of chemistry, was awarded an ACS Petroleum Research Fund Grant for research on the development of mild and rapid cycloadditions of electron-rich oxazoles.

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Dr. Mariela Méndez
Méndez Delivers Presentation

While on a Fulbright Scholar Award in Brazil, Mariela Méndez, associate professor of Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies and women, gender, and sexuality studies, delivered the presentation “Impertinências feministas no arquivo clariceano: Proposta para uma aproximação material sensorial e performática às intervenções feministas” [“Feminist Impertinences in the Claricean Archive: Proposal for a Material Sensorial and Performative Approach to Feminist Interventions”] at a roundtable on Impertinências Feministas na Literatura Latinoamericana [Feminist Impertinences in Latin American Literature] organized by the Feminist Lab at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.

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Dr. Mariela Méndez
Méndez Published

Mariela Méndez, associate professor of Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies and women, gender, and sexuality studies, published the chapter “Que(e)rying Femininities: Clarice Lispector’s Correio Feminino on TV Globo” in After Clarice: Reading Lispector’s Legacy in the Twenty-First Century.

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Dr. Wade Downey
Downey Published

Wade Downey, professor of chemistry, and students Grant Dixon, '20; Michael Rodriguez, '22; Tyler Chong; '23, Kevin Kim, '19; published "Synthesis of β,β-Disubstituted Styrenes via Trimethylsilyl Trifluoromethanesulfonate-Promoted Aldehyde-Aldehyde Aldol Coupling-Elimination" in The Journal of Organic Chemistry.

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Dr. Lauren Craig Tilton
Tilton Awarded

Photogrammar, a project led by Lauren Tilton, associate professor of digital humanities; and Taylor Arnold, associate professor of statistics; along with colleagues in the Digital Scholarship Lab at UR and American Studies at Yale University, was awarded the American Studies Association's 2022 Garfinkel Prize in Digital Humanities.

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Dr. Taylor Arnold
Arnold Awarded

Photogrammar, a project led by Taylor Arnold, associate professor of statistics; and Lauren Tilton, associate professor of digital humanities; along with colleagues in the Digital Scholarship Lab at UR and American Studies at Yale University, was awarded the American Studies Association's 2022 Garfinkel Prize in Digital Humanities.

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