SPCS Feature Stories

Long drive: For Spider sisters golf is a way of life

Alums Sara and Elsa Diaz grew up playing golf, earned scholarships to Richmond, and have remained inseparable on and off the course.

July 27, 2022
SPCS Academic Update
Educational leadership program implements curriculum changes

The M.Ed. in educational leadership and policy studies has been reduced to 31 semester. The curriculum has an increased focus on human resource management and fiscal leadership as well as change through an equity lens.

July 18, 2022
5 books by UR authors to round out your summer reads

UR faculty have published on a wide range of topics, from page turners to weightier tomes.

May 10, 2022
SPCS Commencement
Kelly Lawler, Class of 2022 Student Commencement Speaker

Kelly Lawler, graduating with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies  from the University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies, was selected by faculty to present remarks on behalf of graduating SPCS students at 2022 Commencement Exercises on May 7, 2022.

May 10, 2022
SPCS Commencement
Linda Fisher Thornton, Faculty Commencement Speaker

Linda Fisher Thornton, adjunct associate professor of human resource management and CEO of Leading in Context, was nominated by students to receive the Itzkowitz Family Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Award at the School of Professional & Continuing Studies 2022 Commencement Exercises on May 7, 2022. 

May 10, 2022
SPCS Commencement
Duan Hobbs, C'13, Alumni Commencement Speaker

Duan Hobbs, C’13, a 2013 graduate of the University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies, was nominated by members of the SPCS Alumni Association board of directors to receive the Gibb Family Distinguished Alumni Award at SPCS 2022 Commencement Exercises on May 7, 2022. 

April 29, 2022
Explore designs for the planned burying ground memorial
See three concepts developed after discussions with the University of Richmond and descendant communities.
March 1, 2022
Connecting national identities to policy
Griffin Trau, ’18, points to the role of national identities in shaping pandemic responses and other domestic and foreign policies
February 23, 2022
The Ethics of Choice Conference
Scholars and experts gather at University of Richmond to debate ethical issues
January 12, 2022
Jay-Z's Hall of Fame intro gets a remix from UR hip-hop scholar

Richmond rap legend Mad Skillz talks about adapting Jay-Z’s lyrics for his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame introduction.

December 6, 2021
1L Student Named Unsung Legal Hero
Mandy Truman, C’21 & L’24, and her husband, Bryn Swartz, L’11, launched their law firm in August 2019 – on the same day their son was born. Now, two-and-a-half years later, they have a successful workers’ compensation practice and are parents to an active toddler – all while Truman starts out on her new path as a law student.
November 15, 2021
Game changer: Spider athletes opt for grad degrees

The NCAA granted student-athletes an extra year of eligibility due to COVID. Some Spiders are using the time to boost their career prospects as well.

September 10, 2021
Books from UR authors top reading lists around the world

Faculty authors are awarded for their contributions in a wide range of areas, including leadership, history, and gender.