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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

  • Brown and Honsinger Published

    Mavis Brown, associate professor of education and interim chair of the Department of Education, has published "Preparing trauma-sensitive teachers: Strategies for teacher educators" in The Teacher Educators' Journal with Adjunct Assistant Education Professor Connie Honsinger. 

  • Feldman receives two grants

    Sharon G. Feldman, Professor of Spanish and Catalan Studies, received a grant from the Fundación SGAE to translate and adapt into English Un conte de Nadal (A Christmas Carol) and another from the Sala Beckett to translate Fairfly, an award-winning contemporary Catalan play by Joan Yago.

  • Feldman invited to conference

    Professor of Spanish and Catalan Studies, Sharon G. Feldman, was one of only six theatre translators from several countries invited to attend the Segona Missió de Traductors de Teatre Català Contemporani, hosted by the Sala Beckett and the Institut Ramon Llull in Barcelona.

  • Maurantonio Releases New Book

    Nicole Maurantonio, Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric & Communication Studies, published Confederate Exceptionalism: Civil War Myth and Memory in the Twenty-First Century through the University Press of Kansas.

  • Bowie Published

    Jennifer Bowie has published “Understanding the Determinants of Opinion Language Borrowing in State Courts in the United States,” In Research Handbook on Law and Courts, edited by Lee Walker and Susan Sterett. (co-authored with Elisha Carol Savchak).

  • Cobb Published

    Stephanie Cobb, Program Coordinator, Jewish Studies, recently published Suicide by Gladiator? The Acts of Perpetua and Felicitas in its North African Context by Cambridge University Press.

  • Geaney Published

    Jane Geaney, Professor of Religious Studies, published Language as Bodily Practice in Early China. Geaney offers new insights into three key themes: the notion of speakers’ intentions, the physical process of emulating exemplary people, and Confucius’s proposal to rectify names.

  • Winiarski Awarded

    Dr. Douglas L. Winiarski, Chair and Professor of Religious Studies and Professor of American Studies, recently won an essay award from the Communal Studies Association for his article, "Seized by the Jerks."

  • Chen Published

    Dan Chen has published “Bread and Circuses: Sports and Public Opinion in China” in Journal of Experimental Political Science (with Andrew MacDonald).

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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.

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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Office of the Dean
School of Arts & Sciences
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University of Richmond, VA 23173

Office: (804) 289-8416
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Email: as@richmond.edu