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Thursday, February 29, 2024

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Senior uses alumni's business to help Hurricane Sandy victims

During the holidays, it is important for people to be with their families and not have to worry about where they will live, senior Greg Lauritano said. Lauritano hopes inLieu Giving will help make that a reality for victims of Hurricane Sandy, he said. inLieu is a crowd-funding site where people ask for donations, rather than gifts, for their birthdays, weddings, graduations or holidays.

Richmond adopts sport club classification system

Members of the Sport Club Council for the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness adopted a classification system last year to provide financial resources more equitably to clubs at various levels of competition, participation and financial need. The number of sport clubs at the university has increased from 15 to about 34 during the last four years, said Seth Thomas, assistant director for sports.

Modlin Center and University Museums hosts annual Family Arts Day

The staff of University Museums and Modlin Center for the Arts hosted the fifth annual Family Arts Day on Sunday, featuring face painting, stick puppets and an instrument petting zoo, in the Modlin Center lobby. This year's theme centered on "Carnival of the Animals," a piece ensemble-in-residence eighth blackbird performed for the event.

Research grant will further the study of nuclear stewardship

TThe staff of the U.S. Department of Energy (USDE) awarded Cornelius "Con" Beausang, University of Richmond physics department chairman, a $513,000 grant to fund his research on nuclear stewardship. "Nuclear stewardship science is trying to understand the details in the science behind nuclear weapons," Beausang said.

Student Activities' OrgSync to centralize campus organizations

This year, the Student Activities staff surprised students with a new web platform, called OrgSync, for organization members to share their various clubs' information and events with the student body in one location. In August, student organization officers at the University of Richmond received an email from Anthony Crenshaw, assistant director for student organizations and leadership development, which informed them they needed to register their organization on the new Student Activities website, OrgSync.

Library renovations aim to satisfy student needs

Summer renovations of Boatwright Memorial Library include eight individual study rooms, a designated floor for silent study space, three remodeled bathrooms, additional power outlets, access to library offices and a new bell tower entrance as part of the university's master plan to expand the library in the next five years, said Lucretia McCulley, director of outreach services. The renovations cost $2.5 million and took four months to complete, architect intern Robert Shepard said.

Luaupalooza back, promoting campus unity

Members of Westhampton College Residence Life, Diversity Round Table and Student Activities sponsored the second annual Luaupalooza on the Forum as a campus community-building initiative and study-break alternative to drinking. The luau, held Thursday, featured a DJ, inflatables, tricycles, snow cones and a mechanical bull.

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