The Collegian
Saturday, September 24, 2022

Taylor Engelson

Students conducting research in the Gottwald Center for the Sciences.

Research shows 'elegant' connection to mathematics

Whether cells really work like mathematical machines is the philosophical question a physics professor has been investigating. "Is math a necessity?" asked physics professor Ovidiu Lipan, who said he had loved mathematics all his life.

Students design program to end world hunger

A University of Richmond senior has recently embarked on an ambitious endeavor: ending world hunger. Vladimir "Vlado" Hruda designed an online search engine to help end world hunger, which is his way of making the world a better place, he said. The Web site,, was launched Sept.

Students visit Peru to benefit public health

For the second consecutive year, Rick Mayes, associate professor of public policy, is taking students to Peru during Spring Break. This year, about 18 people are planning to go on the trip to Lima and Pampas Grande, including two University of Richmond students from Peru.

Traveling scholar brings stories of India to sociology courses

This semester, Meenakshi Thapan, a sociology professor at the Delhi School of Economics, is teaching two sociology classes at the University of Richmond: Women in Indian Society; and Gender, Migration and Identity. Uliana Gabara, dean of International Education, met Thapan in India and invited her to teach at Richmond about a year ago. "It's through personal and professional connections that they get invited to be a scholar here," said Krittika Onsanit, director of International Student, Scholar and Internship Services. Thapan said she hadn't heard of Richmond before, so she looked it up on the Internet.

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