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Reynolds to host student art show


The Conference Center Gallery in the Workforce Development and Conference Center on J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College’s Parham Road Campus will open its doors to the public April 14 for the annual Student Art Show.

From 6:30 until 9 p.m., Reynolds will host the free event to showcase winners of the art show, the unveiling of a collaborative painting created and donated by Steven Smith (Richmond Symphony maestro) and Michael Bishop (GWAR lead singer), the opening of a donated 50-work retrospective exhibition by JC Gilmore-Bryan, and the release of local art advocate John Bryan’s new book “ART MATTERS to Reynolds Community College.”

UR president’s radio show to be aired on C-SPAN 3 June 18

An episode of “Backstory with the American History Guys,” a radio program co-hosted by University of Richmond President Ed Ayers, will be televised June 18, at 6 p.m. on C-SPAN 3.

C-SPAN videotaped the program on the Richmond campus in April. In addition to Ayers, co-hosts are Peter Onuf and Brian Balogh, history professors at the University of Virginia.

UR professor wins $278K grant from NIH

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Linda Boland, associate professor of biology at University of Richmond, a three-year, $278,682 grant to research lipid modulation of potassium channels — important to the rhythm of heart muscle and the electrical activity of brain cells.

UR names new dean of Arts and Sciences

Kathleen Roberts Skerrett
Kathleen Roberts Skerrett, associate dean and professor of religious studies at Grinnell College, has been appointed dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at University of Richmond, effective July 1.

Skerrett has been a member of Grinnell’s faculty since 1998 and became associate dean in 2007. She previously taught at McGill University in Montreal, after earning her Ph.D. in theology and the modern West from Harvard University in 1993.

Perdue named new UR Law School dean

Wendy Collins Perdue, an associate dean and professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, has been named the next dean of University of Richmond’s School of Law, effective July 1.

A prolific scholar of civil procedure and conflict of laws, as well as land use and public health, Perdue has served at Georgetown since 1982. Upon graduation from Duke Law School, she clerked for Anthony M. Kennedy, then a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge and now associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. She went on to practice law in Washington, D.C., before joining Georgetown’s law faculty.

UR, 4 others named to Princeton Review’s ‘Best Value’ lists

The University of Richmond and four public universities in Virginia were named "Best Values" by the Princeton Review in its newest issue. UR was ranked in the top 50 in the Best Value Colleges private universities category, while the University of Virginia (No. 1) and The College of William & Mary (No. 7) were ranked in the Best Value Colleges public universities category. James Madison University and Virginia Tech each earned inclusion in the same category; the magazine only ranked the top 10 colleges.

UR names McCoy police chief

The University of Richmond has appointed David M. McCoy as associate vice president for public safety and chief of police. He will join the university staff March 1, and will oversee the departments of police, safety, risk management, parking and emergency management.

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