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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

A&S NEXT happened on January 25-26, 2019Learn more

URISE Wins National Award

The URISE program has received INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine's 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award, which honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups entering STEM fields.Learn more.

Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts

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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

  • Richards Published Dr. Bedelia Richards published a chapter entitled 'Faculty Assessments as Tools of Oppression: A Black Woman's Reflections on (Colorblind) Racism in the Academy'.
  • Allison Published Scott Allison published a new book 'Heroic Humility' about heroes who show great humility & dignity.
  • Pollock Published Julie Pollock and two undergraduate researchers published "Synthesis and characterization of hydrogen peroxide activated estrogen receptor beta ligands" in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry and the graphical abstract is featured on the cover.
  • Donald and Parish Labs Highlighted University's research included in The Journal of Physical Chemistry special issue.
  • Hayes Awarded Phil Hayes has been awarded a 2019 Medallion by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
  • SPIDER Talks: The Implications of Diversity President Ronald A. Crutcher interviews Associate Professor of Sociology Bedelia Richards.
  • Barney Awarded

    Dr. Timothy Barney awarded the Ecroyd Teaching Excellence Award presented by the Eastern Communication Association.

  • Hanaoka Awarded Dr. Mimi Hanaoka has been awarded a Social Science Research Council Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections New Paradigms Grant.
  • Lead & Alchemy

    Elisabeth Gruner, associate professor English, can discuss how elements like Lead, Element 82, play a role in stories of alchemy in literature. Check out her piece with The Conversation, "Why the ancient promise of alchemy is fulfilled in reading." 

  • Kissling Published Article Dr. Elizabeth Kissling published a study showing that teaching Spanish pronunciation can help students improve their listening skill in Spanish as a second language. The article appeared in the Modern Language Journal.

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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.

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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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Office of the Dean
School of Arts & Sciences
Boatwright Library Administration Wing
261 Richmond Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Office: (804) 289-8416
Fax: (804) 289-8818

Email: as@richmond.edu