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Celebrating Our Community of Learners

The semester begins this year with a rousing gathering presented by the School of Arts & Sciences titled State of the School: A Conversation. As the heart of the University of Richmond’s offerings, The School of Arts and Sciences celebrates 22 departments and 10 interdisciplinary programs. Individual achievement is celebrated every day by our faculty, students and staff. Celebrate the latest here!

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Concept 30

Casting a vision for our shared future.View the plan.

2019-2020 Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts

This year’s events will focus on the theme “Dancing Histories: This Ground.” All performances and events are free and the first event is September 27th.Learn more

Professor Kelly Lambert Joins President Crutcher on Spider Talks

Dr. Kelly Lambert, professor of behavioral neuroscience, sits down with President Crutcher to discuss her research on decision-making and the best strategies for protecting and enhancing the brain's ability to navigate life's uncertainties.

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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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A&S Student Symposium 2019

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

Contested Spaces

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
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

  • Quintero Published

    Omar Quintero and four UR students published “The MyMOMA domain of MYO19 encodes for distinct Miro‐dependent and Miro‐independent mechanisms of interaction with mitochondrial membranes” in Cytoskeleton.

  • Damer Published

    Erika Zimmermann Damner recently published In the Flesh: Embodied Identities in Roman Elegy in the Wisconsin Studies in Classics by the University of Wisconsin Press.

  • Maurantonio Awarded

    Nicole Maurantonio was awarded (along with Irina Rogova) the 2019 Engage for Change! Award for Contribution to the Institution for the Race & Racism at the University of Richmond Project.

  • Quintero Receives Grant

    Omar Quintero was awarded the Bridging to STEM Excellence: Leveraging a Consortium of National STEM Education Initiatives to Improve Undergraduate STEM Teaching and Learning" grant through the National Science Foundation. Learn more here.

  • Damer Publishes Chapter

    Erika Zimmermann Damer co-wrote a chapter for Document to History: Epigraphic Insights into the Greco-Roman World (Brill, 2019) This chapter, “Wall Inscriptions in the Ancient City: the Ancient Graffiti Project,” was co-written with Rebecca Benefiel, Holly Sypniewski.


  • Hobgood on Nixon and Press

    Linda Hobgood discusses First Lady Pat Nixon’s relationship with the media on the Nixon Now Podcast.

  • Carol Parish Awarded NSF Grant

    Carol Parish is partnering with colleagues at VCU and the University of Florida for a nearly $1m National Science Foundation-funded project to develop a central portal for the molecular sciences. Learn more here.

  • Smith at ICA

    Professor Sable Elyse Smith’s work will be on display at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University. The exhibition Great Force will be on view starting October 5. 

  • Nelson Book Launch

    Professor Brittany Nelson’s book Out of the Everywhere launched at Casa Caníbal on August 19 and published by Mousse Publishing. Highlights topics such as feminist science fiction, space travel, and isolation.

  • Achter Receives Advanced Contract

    Paul Achter received an advanced contract for his book, Fit to Kill: Militarism and the Rhetoric of Style, which will be published by Rutgers University Press.

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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.

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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

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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School of Arts & Sciences
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University of Richmond, VA 23173

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