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Joe Essid directs the university's writing center, and writing across the curriculum program. As a scholar, he studies changing patterns of literacy, and how technology alters notions of good writing. He's also the campus beekeeper.

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USA Today features Crutcher op-ed

Read President Crutcher's op-ed in USA Today about why colleges and universities should tout diversity as a driver of the bottom line more frequently and fervently.Read Story

University of Richmond Update

Read President Crutcher's latest update to the University of Richmond community.Read more

Sharp Viewpoint Speaker Series

In the 2017-18 Sharp Viewpoint Speakers Series, President Ronald Crutcher will engage prominent thought leaders with unique and different perspectives on hotly debated issues of our time, including free speech, immigration, and identity.Read more

The Strategic Plan: "Forging our Future, Building from Strength"

Under President Crutcher's leadership, the University is embarking on the implementation phase of the strategic plan. Richmond's future will be shaped by the plan's five pillars: academic excellence, access and affordability, thriving and inclusive community, alumni engagement, and stewardship in a changing world.Learn more
Students learn best not only when they’re challenged to tackle hard questions and engage viewpoints different from their own, but when they’re also taught to have these conversations in thoughtful ways. Institutions of higher education are uniquely positioned to model substantive and civil disagreement.
Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher

Recent essays

Academic excellence, in their own words
President Crutcher talks with faculty about the ideas that inspire them.
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On listeningThe importance of listening as a strategy for engaging meaningfully with one another. Read More
A better pathUniversities have an important role in how we talk to and differ from each other. Read More
The value propositionSome of my most consequential financial decisions have involved recognizing true value. Read More
On labelsHow others see us can have a profound effect on how we see ourselves. Read More
On selflessnessSelflessness is less about what we do as a society than about who we are. Read More

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Writing and Thinking Critically

Writing and Thinking Critically

Joe Essid directs the university's writing center, and writing across the curriculum program. As a scholar, he studies changing patterns of literacy, and how technology alters notions of good writing. He's also the campus beekeeper.

Chemical Biology and Cancer Research

Chemical Biology and Cancer Research

Chemistry professor Julie Pollock is a chemical biologist who focuses on developing programs that advance public health and medical research. Her primary focus is on cancer. Specifically, understanding how cancer develops and progresses. Pollock prides herself on her work with undergraduates, who she involves in every aspect of her research.

Modern U.S. History and Civil Rights

Modern U.S. History and Civil Rights

Professor Julian Hayter says today’s students often lack a deep knowledge of the history of the 20th century and the forces that came to define the American City during this time. He uses contemporary issues, such as civil rights and historical monuments, to help students better understand the forces that shape how politics truly operate.

Anti-Corruption Law and the Olympics

Anti-Corruption Law and the Olympics

The Olympic Games provide a fascinating case study to how various countries address the reality of corruption. Professor Andy Spalding uses the games to help his students better understand the impact and role of anticorruption at the international level.

Happy Holidays from the University of Richmond

Happy Holidays from the University of Richmond

University of Richmond Class of 2017 Graduation Day

University of Richmond Class of 2017 Graduation Day

Graduates from the Class of 2017 share their plans for the future and reflect on their time at the University of Richmond.

Behind the Scenes: Klemperer Trio Rehearsal

Behind the Scenes: Klemperer Trio Rehearsal

Sharp Series Lecture with Dr. Crutcher (Feb. 28, 2016)

Sharp Series Lecture with Dr. Crutcher (Feb. 28, 2016)

Spiral Up: Lessons in Music, Leadership, and Liberal Education

Sharp Viewpoint Series: Ed Gillespie (R) and Ralph Northam (D)

Sharp Viewpoint Series: Ed Gillespie (R) and Ralph Northam (D)

A conversation with the candidates for the Virginia Gubernatorial Race.

University of Richmond Holiday Greeting

University of Richmond Holiday Greeting

Warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday and a happy new year. (2016)

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