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Science course offers integrated curriculum

The University of Richmond is paving the way for a new way to study science, one that breaks down the barriers between biology, chemistry, physics, math and computer science and fuses them into a single science "supercourse" for first-year students. The yearlong class, which will begin in the fall semester of 2009, will tackle pertinent science questions, including modeling HIV proteins and how they bind to drugs -- from an interdisciplinary perspective. "We have thrown out the rule book and are looking at a new, different way to teach science," said Carol Parish, a chemistry professor who will co-teach the course. The integrated class is being developed and taught by ten faculty members from the contributing disciplines, who met weekly last spring and summer and twice a week this year to generate ideas.


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Meal plan confusions clarified

No Tray Fridays and concerns about meal plan changes were discussed at the Richmond College Student Government Association meeting Wednesday night. The men also heard about meal plan changes from guest speaker Dee Hardy, director of Dining and Auxiliary Services.


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Permit problems delay CDC construction in Commons

The renovation of the third floor of the Tyler Haynes Student Commons was delayed this summer because of permit problems, which pushed back the Career Development Center's planned move before the beginning of fall semester. University of Richmond architect Andrew McBride said changes in electrical regulations and a backup in the city's electrical permit office had caused the city to be slow in issuing the permit to the university.


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University enforces safe driving with checkpoints

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine announced a statewide crackdown on drunken driving last week, and University of Richmond police officers have made two DUI arrests already this semester. The announcement came after national statistics showed that Virginia was one of 16 states to have an increase in DUI-related fatalities in 2007.


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Renovation, scheduling issues hinder CAB concert lineup

The Campus Activities Board will not bring a concert to the Robins Center this semester because of recent renovations to the venue and continuing issues with the university administration. CAB's schedule this fall, which includes musician Ben Lee as well as annual campus mainstays hypnotist Tom DeLuca and mentalist Craig Karges, does not include a high-profile concert at the Robins Center.


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Croushore to lead Philadelphia data research center

E. Claiborne Robins School of Business economics professor and Rigsby Fellow Dean Croushore has been named interim director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's new Real-Time Data Research Center. Economists at the Real-Time Data Research Center, part of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Research Department, act as experts on real-time macroeconomic data, macroeconomic forecasts and macroeconomic modeling, according to the center's Web site. "Our ultimate goal," Croushore said, "is to become the kind of place that policymakers and Fed economists will go whenever there is an issue related to forecasting, or real-time data or data revisions." The real-time data set shows information about the economy, such as inflation rates and interest rates and how those were originally released.


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Tropical storm Hanna could hit Richmond Saturday

Tropical Storm Hanna is projected to hit the eastern part of Virginia Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. In an e-mail sent Wednesday afternoon, the University of Richmond's Emergency Management Team urged students, faculty and staff to monitor weather forecasts. Information from the weather service at 2 a.m.


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Students gather to watch Obama's historic acceptance speech

Cheers and applause broke out in Tyler Haynes Commons Thursday night as Illinois Sen. Barack Obama became the first African-American to receive and accept the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. Students, faculty, alumnae and staff watched Obama lay out his policies and campaign on a large projection screen in the Game Room at the Democratic National Convention Viewing Party held by Richmond College and the Center for Civic Engagement.


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Summer 2008 News Briefs

B-school professor to be interim director of research center at Philadelphia Fed bank The Philadelphia Federal Reserve bank has selected business professor Dean Croushore to serve as interim director of the bank's data research center, a resource for real-time macroeconomic data, surveys, models and forecasts. The information presents forecasters, researchers and lawmakers with economic conditions when policymakers make key decisions about interest rates. "The Federal Reserve's ability to make better monetary policy decisions depends on studying past data and how they have been revised," Croushore said in a news release.


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Downtown campus to serve city's disadvantaged

Third-year University of Richmond law student Mike Braggs is interested in family law. He's pursued his passion working with children and has been involved in both delinquency and educational law clinics in his time as a student. But recently, Braggs began searching for an opportunity to get away from the theoretical aspect of law and get into the real-life applications of the profession. He's one of the four Richmond Law students involved in a first-time partnership between Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University to establish a downtown campus beginning this fall that will function as a center for community-based service. University of Richmond Downtown, a satellite campus of more than 4,500 square feet, is located at 626 E.


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Global Music teaches drumming and diversity

Students enrolled in this semester's Global Music Ensemble course will learn about the culture and history of West African drum music from a University of Ghana professor who will bring along some of his own handmade instruments. The Global Music Ensemble class has been part of the University of Richmond's curriculum since 2002 and is now led by professor Andy McGraw, an ethnomusicologist who studies both anthropology and music.


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Police Report: 8/28/08

Liquor Law Violation April 26, 2:59 a.m. A Westhampton College student was referred to the dean for underage drinking after being found in an elevator in Lora Robins Court. April 26, 3:49 a.m.


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Strategic plan implementation is 'moving pretty fast'

As he enters his second year as Richmond's president, Edward Ayers is ready to begin planning for the university's future. Accordingly, after "thousands" of meetings with members of the university community, Ayers intends to finalize his strategic plan during the first months of the school year, and to have a concrete plan on file by January.