The Collegian
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Taylor Cloonan


Jepson class leads students to Gettysburg for battlefield tour

From Nov. 3-4, a group of 15 students in Al Goethals and Brig. Gen. John Mountcastle's Civil War and Leadership class toured the battlefields of Gettysburg to better understand leadership and decision-making in battle. "That battlefield really is a metaphor for the struggle we all face in the profession and our daily lives," Mountcastle said, "especially the uncertainty of the unknown, the stress and fear of both enemies and letting other people down. "This is something that we really look forward to.

Political science professors lead discussion of coming election

Political science professors Ernest McGowen and Daniel Palazzolo led a forum to inform the campus community about the coming presidential election. The discussion is the third Brown Bag event presented by the political science department this semester and took place from 12 to 1:15 p.m.

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan speaks to students

Elena Kagan, associate of the U.S. Supreme Court, told an audience of law students, professors and invited guests that she approached opinion writing the same way she prepared to teach law classes: by breaking down an argument and using analogies and hypothetical situations to make ideas stick. "I try to drop the legalese and express things the way people would in normal conversation," Kagan said during her speech on Sept.

Richmond students ran The Color Run last weekend

About 8,000 runners dressed head to toe in white began the 5k Color Run, and arrived at the finish line in an explosion of color. The Color Run began and ended at the Richmond International Raceway, and participants covered the three-mile course, which included four "color zones." Volunteersand fans armed with squirt bottles showered the runners with a different colored powder at every kilometer. Participants ranged from young children to adults, including many University of Richmond students.

Spiderfest welcomes students to campus life

Students met members of student organizations, enjoyed performances and braved a mechanical bull and rock wall at SpiderFest last Thursday on the University Forum. The event, which was sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, was a combination of a Student Activities Fair and a football pep rally. More than 100 student organizations, including club and intramural sports, Greek life and student government, had tables to attract students.

Turf installed on intramural fields along with better lighting

The University of Richmond's new turf intramural fields are scheduled to open this weekend and will provide improved lighting, safer playing conditions and fewer game cancellations. In response to student feedback and the university's Campus Master Plan, members of the Recreation and Wellness and University Facilities staff worked to address the poor conditions of the intramural fields.

Chemistry professor John Gupton recieves NIH grant for cancer research

John Gupton, Ph.D., University of Richmond chemistry professor has been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to continue his cancer-related research. The three-year, $348,572 grant from the National Cancer Institute will go toward his chemistry project "The Synthesis and Bioassay of Novel Pyrroles." "We try to do three things: find new chemical reactions to make molecules, we try to understand how these reactions work, and finally apply these reactions to what we think may be biologically interesting molecules," Gupton said of his work as a synthetic organic chemist. As a part of this process, Gupton and several colleagues have discovered a class of compounds that are potent anti-tumor agents.

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