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With about 49 million Americans lacking full access to food and water according to the USDA, Lisa Davis from Feeding America came to University of Richmond on Tuesday to discuss solutions to what she called “food insecurity” in a lecture supplementing the One Book, One Richmond campaign.
Six contributors from University of Richmond have launched the website RVAGOV to inform students about the City of Richmond’s government. Peter CampoBasso, Richmond College ‘14, and Andrew Talbot, RC ‘15, founded the project this past summer.
University of Richmond already has one rock star alumnus, Lumineers singer Wesley Schultz, but She's a Legend's Alex McDilda, Richmond College '14, and Camden Cantwell, RC '13, may not be far behind. The band's first album, "Flight Patterns and Fistfights," came out last month, and is available on iTunes, Spotify and the band's website.
Students seeking an alternative Spring Break this year can choose from joining the fight for food justice, learning the importance of education in the Richmond area or engaging in service projects in marginalized communities.
Katy Norfleet currently serves as president of the Panhellenic Council. She is a senior from Wilton, Connecticut, with a major in healthcare and society and minor in biology. Norfleet wanted to serve as the Panhellenic president to start initiatives on campus that embody sisters helping sisters and women helping women. Last fall, Norfleet studied abroad in Khon Kaen, Thailand, where she organized a community beautification project to clean up villages. Over the summer, she went to Peru with the Richmond Global Health Alliance, which travels to regions with no access to healthcare or modern resources. Norfleet has been honored to work for the Greek community, and has felt fortunate to be a part of bringing an additional sorority to campus. Something you don’t know about her? Every time she goes to CVS, she has to buy the latest celebrity gossip magazine. Here’s a glimpse into a day in her life.
While most students know there is a mummy on campus, fewer know about what else can be found in the Ancient World Gallery in North Court. The gallery includes collections of ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman artifacts, as well as modern reproductions.
You hear the phrase everywhere you go, “parking might be a problem."
Murderous clowns, Disney princesses and vampiric freshmen all convened in the Heilman Dining Center on Halloween Eve, unable to resist a frightening feast of bat wings and zombie ribs, costume contests and the chance to mingle with the undead.
On a common walking path between Ryland Hall and Boatwright Memorial Library is a building that attracts researchers from all over the world, and houses a large collection of artifacts, artwork and archives. The Virginia Baptist Historical Society is an important part of the university tradition, and a place worthy of a further look.
Senior Brad Groves is currently the president of the Richmond College Student Government Association. He is a business administration and finance major with a minor in leadership studies, and studied abroad at the Copenhagen Business School in fall 2013. Under Groves’ leadership, RCSGA has worked more closely with the Westhampton College Government Association and has listened to the student body through monthly town hall forums, each of which are themed with a relevant and timely topic. Something you didn’t know about Groves? His high school job was pumping gas in Princeton, New Jersey. Here’s a glimpse into a day in his life.
“Very few things are rocket science,” Shiza Shahid, co-founder and former CEO of the international non-profit Malala Fund, said to a Richmond Scholar at her lecture Sunday. “Although they seem so from a distance, if you ask the right questions and listen, you get pretty close to an answer.” Shahid’s message to Richmond students was simple: Young people can create the change they want to see in the world if they are willing to work hard for it.
Maj. Gen. Michael Lehnert, former commanding general of the joint task force in charge of al-Qaida and Taliban detainees in Guantanamo Bay, detailed to campus Tuesday why the American government should shut down the military camp he helped create.
Each year, as tinges of red and orange creep into the campus foliage and the slightest chill enters the breeze across Westhampton Lake, alumni return to University of Richmond for the annual homecoming celebration – a week filled with fun and nostalgia for many.
Richmond tradition calls for the election of a homecoming king and queen every fall. All the nominees compete in a gameshow and help serve treats during a dinner at the dining hall. Facebook “likes” also aid in the homecoming court battle.
In a society that is becoming increasingly more digitalized by the day, news organizations flood the email inboxes of their readers. Notifications of different story headlines are distributed via several media sources, making an effort to grab someone’s attention.
You go to Heilman Dining Center at least once a day. You go there to have breakfast, lunch, dinner or even all of them. You take your tray with you once you’re done. But inevitably, you leave some trace of your meal behind. As you approach the exit, you remember the drops of guacamole all over the table and you decide to turn around and go back to your table — and there they are.
The market for cosmetic procedures is no longer limited to the rich and famous, and rising social media trends, such as “selfies,” are transforming an increasingly younger age group into patients.
In the Modlin Center this weekend, time will fast-forward by half a century in the theatre department's newest play, "Clybourne Park"
Two simple words define commitment. The question is knowing when it is the right or wrong time to say them. At least four University of Richmond students have already said, “I do,” or are still in the planning stages — with engagement rings to prove it.
Michael C. Leopold, a University of Richmond chemistry professor, has been awarded a three-year grant by the National Science Foundation to continue his research for using nanomaterials to create sensors that are able to detect different targets, like uric and lactic acid, in the bloodstream.