Starting next fall, sophomore students will have the opportunity to participate in four new SSIR programs, ranging from the study of our global food system to the conservation of public lands. The four courses to launch next fall are Reading to Live, Social Justice and Social Movements, Eating Locally, Thinking Globally and Protected Lands of the American West.
Journalist and filmmaker Madiha Tahir presented her 20-minute documentary, "Wounds of Waziristan," Nov.
Throughout October, University of Richmond's Office of Common Ground has been busy hosting its annual UR Comes Out: a series of speakers, receptions and interactive workshops celebrating LGBTQ History Month on campus. October is recognized as LGBTQ History Month in the United States, said Ted Lewis, associate director of LGBTQ campus life.
The Center for Civic Engagement and the Office of the Chaplaincy will host an interactive poverty simulation Oct.
This weekend, Sept. 27-29, University of Richmond will host its annual Family Weekend: three days of community activities, department lectures and social receptions for undergraduate students and their families. The weekend is an opportunity for parents to share their children's college experiences and explore some of the activities they love as Richmond students, said Steve Bisese, vice president for student development. Bisese is part of a committee that works with various departments and faculty members to plan Family Weekend.
Since February, University of Richmond has been in the process of building two new housing facilities that will be open to undergraduates starting fall 2014. Next academic year, Richmond students will be able to live in Westhampton Residence Hall or the South Campus apartments, said Chuck Rogers, director of design and construction for Richmond Facilities. Westhampton Residence Hall, located behind South Court, will be a coed, suite-style resident hall with three to four students per unit, Rogers said.
Freshman Maddie Wittich, a member of Richmond's women's cross country team, was 15 feet away from the second bomb when it detonated at the Boston Marathon last April.