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Two University of Richmond students, Simrun Bal and Andrew Lyell, were awarded U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships and participated in abroad programs last summer.
Bal and Lyell were among 575 students to receive the scholarship out of nearly 5,200 applicants.
Dzzt. Dzzzt. Dzzzzt. The tip of the needle pokes 300 to 2,000 strokes per second. Droplets of blood come out.
InLight Richmond, a light-based art show, took place in historic Tredegar on Fri., Oct. 21. The exhibition spanned from Dominion Resources to the American Civil War Center.
Just about a 45-minute ride from campus, between the James and Chickahominy rivers, are several plantations that once were home to many notable Virginians, such as Declaration of Independence signer Benjamin Harrison and Presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler.
Berkeley, Edgewood, North Bend, Piney Grove at Southall, Sherwood Forest, Shirley, Westover, Belle Air and Kittiewan plantations are all in Charles City County.
Something magical was brewing in the heart of downtown Richmond on Tuesday. The musical "Wicked" has returned to the Landmark Theater and crews were on site unpacking and assembling the set for its first show last night.
Productions will run from Oct.
The lights went dark, the crowd quieted and the theme song from "Mission Impossible" started playing as a tall figure came down the aisle, flashlight in hand at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' Leslie Creek Theater.
Magnolia Jackson Pickett Burnside, named "best drag performer" of 2011 by Style Weekly and hostess for the evening, hoisted herself onto the stage where a tiara sat on a pedestal.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a nonprofit program that trains service dogs, has made University of Richmond one of its training sites.
Cathy Foldesi, regional coordinator for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, and her husband, Les, meet in the North Court courtyard the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month to host training sessions.
The program teaches puppies the behavioral skills they need to become service dogs.
At the dawn of freshman orientation week, a resident in Marsh Hall was watching football with his roommate.
When he learned to ice skate on Westhampton Lake as a child, Harold Wainwright Jr. said he had never dreamed he would become a father-figure to 170 Richmond College students every year.
Wearing his faded gray uniform, high socks and a smile, Wainwright, 53, comes to the University of Richmond five days a week to clean South Court.
Wainwright has been working at the university since 2004.
Hot, sticky weather did not keep University of Richmond students inside Friday night when White Panda came to campus.
The Campus Activity Board-sponsored concert was held in the Greek theatre where the students filled the green steps with glow stick necklaces, some sitting on others shoulders for a better view.
"It was fantastic," senior Chelsea O'Neil said.
Turn up your speakers to blare Mute Math's "Typical" and you'll get anything but that.
Drummer Darren King uncovers the band playing in Richmond on Sept.
There was something missing when Heide Trepanier was studying biology as an undergraduate. She later found her niche in the abstract world of art.
Trepanier, an adjunct professor of art at Richmond, originally studied biology at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Keith Boykin doesn't play it safe. One might even question if he knows how. After graduating from Harvard Law School, alongside President Barack Obama, Boykin decided against practicing law like many of his fellow classmates.
George Saunders was born in Amarillo, Texas, in 1958 and was raised in Chicago. He originally thought he would join a rock band after high school, but two teachers influenced him to attend college.
Student needs are important to the new chief of police.
When David McCoy was little, he never dreamed of being a police officer.
But McCoy said it was the timing and choices he made upon graduating that led him to an almost 26-year career with the City of Richmond Police Department and has now brought him to the University of Richmond as associate vice president for public safety.
A self-pronounced "people person," McCoy said his favorite part of his job was interacting with others.
"That's the beauty of the profession -- you get out and you talk to people," he said.
McCoy grew up in Buffalo, NY, and attended Canisius College in downtown Buffalo, where he majored in political science and minored in criminal justice.
Recycled poultry feathers contained within a floating structural barrier traveled down the James River as part of Richmond senior Sadie Runge's studio art thesis this winter.
Runge, a double major in environmental studies and studio art, created the environmental art performance to address nonpoint source nutrient pollution -- pollution that comes from an unidentifiable source.
Pablo Picasso is six artists rolled into one. He was the inventor of cubism, a master of classical painting, a leader of the French avant-garde, a surrealist, a sculptor and a printmaker.
Hawthorne Heights has fallen off the radar of many of its old fans for the last few years. However, they are not gone by any means.
The four-year roommate dinner, Westhampton College Dean Juliette Landphair said, was a Westhampton College tradition that celebrated the longevity of roommates staying together for four years and the friendship that came out of that roommate relationship.
When Landphair first started as dean in 2002, she overheard students talking about a steak-and-wine dinner.
The former dean told Landphair about it and said they still recognized roommates, but there wasn't a dinner and it didn't involve steak or wine.
Members of Students Stopping the Trafficking of People put live models in the UR bookstore windows last week to raise awareness about human trafficking.
The models, who were dressed as sex workers and domestic servants and wore signs that read "Human to go" and "Buy one, get one half-off," were meant to do more than serve as a shocking visual image, said sophomore Addie Rauschert, president of SSTOP.
"We wanted to move people beyond the level of awareness," she said.