The Collegian
Tuesday, November 30, 2021


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Faculty & Staff


Film Studies major introduced

This year, for the first time, students at the University of Richmond have the option to major in film studies. The major's requirements include six electives and three mandatory courses: Introduction to Film Studies, Film Theory and a research seminar. Although this is the major's first semester, it is something that has been in the works for a number of years, said Abigail Cheever, associate professor of English. Cheever, who began teaching at Richmond in 2001, said: "From the day I started at UR, students have always asked me if they could major in film studies.


Myers-Briggs: helping relationships

I think it's safe to say that you can't classify a person in just a few words. But I also think it's safe to say that there are definitely "types" of people. For my second and final Wellness class at the University of Richmond (thank God) I am taking a course on relationships.

Faculty & Staff

D-hall staff addresses waste

For first-year and transfer students, Sept. 10 marked the first run-in with Trayless Fridays at the Heilman Dining Center. Confusion set in as they approached the islands that normally hold trays.


Who, what, when, where & how are you? Racial identity issues at UR

I have a friend on this campus ... Who was told by an on-campus psychiatrist that she was an irresponsible [black] woman because she had gone to the hospital. Who was told she wouldn't be able to deal with UR's workload because she was Latina. Who was asked by a staff member why she didn't get to know more of the black men on campus, upon hearing that she was in a relationship with an Asian guy. Who was in a dining situation and a comment was made to the group about the lack of diversity on the sides of the tables.

Faculty & Staff

Senior studio art majors to present their work

Seven senior studio art majors will exhibit works across a variety of media at "Feed Me Art," the 2010 senior thesis exhibition, from April 16 to May 9. The exhibition, which will take place at the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art on campus and at Russell/Projects Annex at the Plant Zero complex in downtown Richmond, features photography, a graphic novel, painting, installation, printmaking and digital videos. "This capstone experience for the seniors shows the range of ways of making art," Richard Waller, executive director of University Museums, said.


Letter: Richmond, We Have a Problem: Victoria Cobb

At the recent forum to discuss the concern over Victoria Cobb receiving the award from Jepson, a fellow student said something to the effect of, "These comments come from the students' sadness; we don't feel safe here." This got me thinking that I really don't feel safe here.

Faculty & Staff

Jepson faculty host forum to discuss alumni award

Faculty members from the Jepson School of Leadership Studies convened a forum Monday night to discuss the controversy surrounding an award given to alumna Victoria Cobb, president of The Family Foundation of Virginia. The forum was moderated by Douglas Hicks, professor of leadership and religion, and Gill Hickman, professor of leadership studies.

Faculty & Staff

Daughter inspires father to be active in community

Although many University of Richmond students pass Jerry Clemmer, the general manager of dining services, several times a day, few are aware of an inspirational battle that changed his life. Five years ago, while sitting in a hospital room with his wife, Deleker, Clemmer received news he would never forget: his oldest daughter, Hannah, had a 5 percent chance of survival. On Hannah's eighth birthday, her disease was officially diagnosed as Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Interim Dean Robert M. Schmidt, taking a break after a meeting.
Faculty & Staff

BusinessWeek ranks Robins School 15th in nation

BusinessWeek ranked the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business at No. 15 among American undergraduate business programs. The school has maintained a position inside the Top-25 undergraduate rankings since BusinessWeek began publishing the list in 2006. The rankings came as school officials continue the search process for a new dean.

Faculty & Staff

Richmond gets 300K grant for biology and chemistry

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Richmond a $300,000 grant for the purchase of a computer cluster for biology, chemistry and materials science. Carol Parish, a chemistry professor, led the effort to write a proposal that explained the importance of increasing computational capacity and described the research into computational chemistry and biology that could be done with the grant. The proposal was researched and written with the help of faculty from Richmond and other universities, who will also benefit by using the computer cluster via the Internet.