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.

Support A&S

Examining mental health, medicine, and the history of childhood

In this episode of Spider Talks, President Kevin F. Hallock talks with Manuella Meyer, associate professor of history, who specializes in the social and political history of medicine and mental illness in Latin America.

Hallock and Meyer, who is also an associate dean in the School of Arts & Sciences, discuss her research, her latest book project, and campus culture. Read more.


A Call to Eradicate Racial and Gender Violence

March 2, 6 p.m. | Academic & Administrative Quadrangle by Fountain Hall*

A feminist intervention in the UR Campus by classes in LALIS and Theatre & Dance in collaboration with Chilean collective LasTesis and Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center.

*Rain Location: Alice Haynes Room, Tyler Haynes Commons (THC)

Tucker Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts

Nuestra América | Our America

2022-2023 Tucker Boatwright Festival of Literature & the Arts

Jay Lynn Gomez: Domestic Scenes Reconsidered

University Museums Exhibition

January 23 – April 21 |  Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art

Digital America

Digital America 20th Anniversary Issue

Welcome to the 20th anniversary issue of Digital America. Digital America is both a class and an arts journal in the Department Art and Art History. For each semester for the past ten years, students have come together to curate, edit, and publish compelling and innovative works of art in the digital space.


Humanities at UR

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


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 Published

Sandra Joireman, professor of political science and Weinstein Chair of International Studies, published the article "The Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus in practice: Building Climate and Conflict Sensitivity into Humanitarian Projects," in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability.

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Dr. Dana El Kurd
El Kurd Published

Dana El Kurd, assistant professor of political science, published the article "Is Graduate School Worth It? Harassment and Graduate-Student Satisfaction in Political Science" in PS Political Science & Politics.

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Dr. Dana El Kurd
El Kurd Selected

Dana El Kurd, assistant professor of political science, was selected as one of three early career researchers to serve as a teaching fellow for the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research's New Voices Initiative.

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Dr. Heather M. Russell
Russell Selected

Heather Russell, associate professor of mathematics, has been selected as the summer 2023 mathematicians in residence for the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics' Director's Mathematician in Residence Program.

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Dr. Omar Quintero-Carmona
Quintero-Carmona & Undergraduate Published

Omar A. Quintero-Carmona, associate professor of biology, published the article "Myo19 Tethers Mitochondria to Endoplasmic Reticulum-Associated Actin to Promote Mitochondrial Fission" in the Journal of Cell Science with Joseph Rhodenhiser, '22. Rhodenhiser's work was completed at UR and at UPenn and funded by an Arts & Sciences summer research fellowship.

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Dr. Elizabeth Baughan
Baughan Published

Elizabeth Baughan, associate professor of classics and archaeology and art history, published the article "Forms and Functions of Beds and Couches in Etruscan and Anatolian Tombs" in a book she co-edited, Etruria and Anatolia: Material Connections and Artistic Exchange.

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Dr. Julie Baker
Baker Featured in Podcast

Julie Baker, director of the French Intensive Language Program, was featured in the podcast World Language Classroom in episode "Simple Ways to Make Activities More Communicative with Julie Baker."

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Dr. Caroline Weist
Weist Awarded

Caroline Weist, associate professor of German studies, received a Faculty Research Award from the Coalition of Women in German to support travel and archival work for the book manuscript Bodies of a People: Disability, Community, and Volkskörper on the German Stage.

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