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Presidential commission draws from past to inspire future

During a Homecoming event honoring 50 years of African American student experiences, President Crutcher announced the creation of the Presidential Commission on Institutional History and Identity.

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Spider Talks: Changing Attitudes Through Scholarship

Jennifer Nourse is an anthropologist whose research focuses on Indonesia. She's explored a wide range of topics, including religion, healthcare, and politics. Students marvel over the unique treasures in her office, and she also is one of only a small group of people in the world who speaks the Indonesian dialect Lauje.

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Engaging Perspectives: Sharp Viewpoint Series

The University of Richmond celebrates fostering important dialogues through the 2018–19 Sharp Viewpoint Speakers Series. President Ronald A. Crutcher welcomes prominent thought leaders to campus to discuss and debate critical issues in higher education.

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University of Richmond Update

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

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An unfiltered view

One of the most important reasons I mentor is that it helps me better understand our students’ perspectives and needs.

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On the roadThoughts from a year of travel meeting and talking about Spiders Read More
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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Changing Attitudes Through Scholarship

Changing Attitudes Through Scholarship

Jennifer Nourse is an anthropologist whose research focuses on Indonesia. She's explored a wide range of topics, including religion, healthcare, and politics. Students marvel over the unique treasures in her office, and she is also one of only a small group of people in the world who speak the Indonesian dialect Lauje.

Global Perspectives and the Value of Language

Global Perspectives and the Value of Language

Yvonne Howell is a professor of Russian and international studies. She speaks five languages and is an expert on Russian and East European culture. She is dedicated to exposing University of Richmond students to global perspectives. *Photos in this piece were drawn from a collection of images that include sights in both St. Petersburg and Kyiv.

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University of Richmond's Princeton Rankings

The Princeton Review - College and Beyond has named UR as the No. 3 Best-Run College in the 2019 edition of "The Best 384 Colleges" college guide.

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University of Richmond 'Move In Day 2018'

We welcomed the Class of 2022, which is among UR's most academically talented.

Leadership and the Heroes Journey

Leadership and the Heroes Journey

Psychology professor Scott Allison researches heroes – how we construct them, why we need them, and why we are sometimes happy when they fall. He is an editor of the Heroism Science journal, and has written numerous books focusing on heroes and leadership.

Commencement 2018

Commencement 2018

The University of Richmond’s Class of 2018 is heading to coveted jobs and graduate schools all over the world. But as any alum will tell you, the Spider connection is for life.

Astrophysics and Big Data

Astrophysics and Big Data

Astrophysicist Jack Singal is a physics professor whose research focuses on our universe. A major theme of his research is light — both the kinds our eyes can and can’t see. His work helps us understand all the things that make up the universe.

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

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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