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University of Richmond faculty and staff in various disciplines are increasingly using the videoconferencing software Skype in the classroom to connect with colleagues and research partners abroad.
The university's reputation as a global institution has been improving during recent years.
A $25,000 National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) grant and the digital scholarship lab will help history students and others develop new pedagogic digital teaching tools.
"I have been involved in the Digital Humanities since 1991 - before the Web existed," said President Edward Ayers, who recently became a member of NITLE's advisory board.
Richmond students are fulfilling the Richmond Promise one step - or curb cut - at a time, thanks to the accessibility map that the Introduction to Geographic Information Systems class created last fall.
Accepting the task to increase inclusive diversity, one component of President Edward Ayers' Richmond Promise - the university's Strategic Plan for 2009-2014 - faculty initiated a response to the need for greater handicapped accessibility.
Faculty, staff members and a student discussed potential changes to the University of Richmond's general education requirements on Friday during an open meeting hosted by the General Education Revision Committee.
The committee, overseen by the Provost's office, is charged with redesigning the general education curriculum to incorporate the academic goals laid out in The Richmond Promise, the university's strategic plan for 2009-14.
Gene Anderson, the committee's chairman, said Friday's meeting was the third open meeting last week.
There is a growing trend that is threatening to take over the entire world. Actually ... there are a lot of them ... but this one is getting scarier every year.
As I'm sure you've guessed (because of the extreme detail I've already used), I'm talking about the cell phone usage trend that has been growing at mushrooming speed since the early '90s.
Once upon a time, cell phones were only for yuppies and fantastically ditsy, good-looking and inexplicably wealthy girls from Beverly Hills.
It goes without saying that the government's ability to perform essential functions depends on a talented, well-educated and engaged workforce.
After filling out applications, creating book proposals and writing a three-page essay in Russian, two University of Richmond professors received grants this year that will allow them to take their academic interests outside of Virginia.
After three years of teaching at Richmond, professors can take a semester paid leave in order to pursue their own research.
A cluster of six pristine blue lakes tucked into the mountains of Afghanistan's remote center has tentatively become the war-torn country's first national park, thanks largely to the work of Peter Smallwood, a University of Richmond biology professor.
Three decades of fighting had stalled previous efforts to protect the area from resource decimation.
A University of Richmond alumnus worked with Scotland Yard to learn more about the people who steal artwork by observing thieves, interviewing those in prison for art theft and spending time understanding their craft.
John Barelli, who graduated from Richmond in 1971, talked about his investigatory work during his lecture, "The Myths of Arts Thefts/Art Theft Investigation," on March 6.
One University of Richmond professor will give a lecture about what he or she would want to tell his or her students if it were his or her last lecture.
The professor will be chosen out of nominations from the Richmond student body, and will speak at the Jepson Alumni Center April 7.
Senior Erin Fields, biology major, said she created the program at Richmond with the help of Juliette Landphair, Dean of Westhampton College, and two other Westhampton students, Adrian Bitton and Sarah Latimer.
You never realize how life-shatteringly dependent we all are on our cell phones until you lose it for a few hours.
Several college campuses across the nation are dropping land-line phones in student residence halls.
In one room students were making double helix DNA models out of Twizzlers and Gummy Bears. In another room they were playing an intense game of DNA Jeopardy, where someone was always quick to raise a hand and answer the question.
It may not look very different, but the Blackboard Learning System was upgraded during winter break.
The new version, Blackboard 8, has new capabilities and provides a preview of a transition to Web 2.0 technology for both the University of Richmond and the Blackboard company.
"The recent upgrade was not so much glamorous," said Fred Hagemeister, coordinator of Academic Technology Services.
By Jenn Hoffman
Gary Radice's biology class was studying the anatomy of tadpoles when a student asked what the pumping organ was.
12:14 a.m. -- Obama, in his acceptance speech, cast himself as a uniting president-elect.
On November 4th, we will face a choice for our next president: two patriots running for the highest office in land because they believe that America's better days are yet to come.
On election night, Nov. 4, we will have the answers to several key questions that have emerged during the course of this campaign.
I don't have any inseparable allegiance to any political party, but I am a conservative. I believe in limited government, personal responsibility, and capitalism.
On Nov. 4, Americans from all walks of life will partake in a sacred civic tradition that began more than 200 years ago with the election of George Washington as the first democratically elected leader of the free world.