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The University of Richmond Quidditch team will compete in the seventh annual International Quidditch Association World Cup this weekend in Myrtle Beach, S.C. "We are expected to advance further than we have in the last two years," Casey Schmidt, Quidditch team captain, said.
Recently, a number of University of Richmond students found out where they would be studying abroad in the fall.
It's that time of year: Friends and acquaintances have returned from other nations with stories to tell and souvenirs to share. Nearly 70 percent of UR students study abroad, so reasonably, I am often asked if/when/where I've studied abroad, and, after I reveal my disinterest in doing it, why I chose not to.
From studying British history over tea in London, to chasing lions in Kenya, approximately 60 percent of University of Richmond students have one thing in common: their decision to study abroad.
In July 2009, Adnan Hajizada, an '05 graduate of University of Richmond, was arrested, detained and beaten in Azerbaijan after he and another blogger posted a satirical YouTube video criticizing the nation's government.
After a trip to Cartagena, Colombia, in October with eight other fellow orchestra members, Emily Marsch, a senior LAIS major and upright bassist, said she was confident she wanted to be a Spanish interpreter after college.
The seventh annual conference of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum will emphasize ways to grow and sustain CLAC programs in present times of economic uncertainty.
For the past 25 years, Paul Porterfield, director of the Media Resource Center, has worked closely with Uliana Gabara, former dean of international education, in planning the University of Richmond's annual International Film Series. Since Gabara retired this spring, this fall's series will probably be the last in which she is heavily involved.
Dean and Chairwoman of International Education, Uliana Gabara hopes to spend time with her grandchildren and travel for pleasure during her retirement after working for 26 years at the University of Richmond.
The Office of International Education staff received 312 applications for more than 75 study abroad programs for the fall 2013 semester.
Q: I'm dating an international student who was studying abroad here last semester. We met when I was an OA and have been together ever since. The problem is that he's back in Europe now, and I'm only a sophomore, so we're not going to see each other for a long time.
The Carole Weinstein International Center received an award recognizing outstanding architecture from the Virginia American Institute of Architects.
Senior Hadya Abdul Satar was recently approached by a Spanish international student to talk about the relationship between international and American students at Richmond, she said.
It was 120 degrees in a little town in central India. Sweat poured down their faces and splashed into their eyes. Clothes clung to their bodies like an extra layer of sticky skin. The air smelled of cow manure and rotting garbage. Still, Uliana Gabara pressed on, tugging the other members of the University of Richmond faculty seminar forward. She had four more meetings organized for the group that day, and she wasn't about to miss one of them because it was hot.
Samuel Ryder celebrated his 21st birthday on Tuesday by legally drinking alcohol in the United States for the first time -- a tradition many American college students take part in.
The Office of International Education's annual International Celebration and Awards Ceremony on April 3 stressed the importance of creating a global environment and community at the University of Richmond.
Before coming to the University of Richmond, Heather Thornton had never been abroad, but once at the university, she pursued four trips abroad and was awarded the opportunity to participate in the Rangel Fellowship, a program that grooms undergraduate students into foreign officers, Thornton said.
A documentary film presented the 2009 battle for same-sex marriage in Maine on Monday night. The screening is part of "Documentaries in the Greek," a film festival sponsored by the University of Richmond chapter of the Roosevelt Institute.
Diana Trinh, a recent Richmond graduate, worked for two and a half years as an international student assistant at the Office of International Education and is now employed as a full-time international student adviser.
Study abroad decision letters were delayed for some students applying to popular and competitive programs, primarily in Spain, Michele Cox, study abroad director, said.