View this email in your browser


In This Issue

And more...

Website Refresh

We've refreshed our public website! Did you notice? Check out our new look at

Keep Up With Us


Upcoming Events

Life After Richmond: Repaying Federal Student Loans

March 14, 2017

General event description:
Location for registration:
THC - 321 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sponsored by University of Richmond 

There are a variety of different payment plans and options to be aware of as you begin paying back federal student loans. David Curtis, Assistant Director in the Office of Financial Aid, will walk through these different payment options, provide details on public service loan forgiveness, and other frequently ask questions. This session will arm you with the knowledge to make informed decisions about repaying your student loans. Note that the content of this session is specific to federal loans, not private loans.

Registration is needed here

Confident Pluralism: Surviving & Thriving through Deep Difference

March 16, 2017

General event description:
Richmond Law School - Moot Court 
It is not limited to law students 
2:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sponsored by University of Richmond 

The UR Federalist Society is thrilled to host a conversation with John Inazu, the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law & Religion and Professor of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Inazu will discuss his recent book, Confident Pluralism, and how our society's legal systems and public discourse can thrive in a time of profound division. We hope you'll join us for this important conversation. Lunch will be provided.

The Status and Future of Healthcare Reform [Brown Bag Discussion]

March 17, 2017

General event description:
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Sponsored by University of Richmond 

Please join the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement for this week's Brown Bag discussion on healthcare. Panelists Dr. Tracy Roof, Associate Professor of Political Science, and Dr. Rick Mayes, Professor of Political Science, will be speaking about the current status of healthcare policy in the U.S.A., and what policy changes may mean for our country. Pizza will be provided. Co-Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha.

Demystifying the Richmond Guarantee: Obtaining Funding for Summer Internships

March 20, 2017

General event description:
Jepson Hall - Auditorium 118
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sponsored by University of Richmond 

What is the Richmond Guarantee? How do I access up to $4000 to support my internship experience? What do I need to do to apply? How do I find an internship opportunity? 

Answer these important questions now - the deadlines are approaching! This session will provide an overview of what the Richmond Guarantee is and how to apply for support via the UR Summer Fellowships program. Internship applications are due on April 3, 2017.

Summer in la Havanna - Cuba

March, 2017

General event description:
Jepson Hall - Auditorium 118
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sponsored by University of Richmond 

CIEE, a UR affiliate study abroad partner, has a new program in Havana; they have agreed to cover full housing costs for three qualified UR students, who if they receive financial aid will of course also remain eligible for additional support.  The housing will be with host families, a wonderful way to come to know a place, and walking distance from the University of Havana.
This arrangement has been secured AFTER the regular study abroad deadline, so we need your help in recruiting!

UR Deadline:
March 5th  2017 Apply here
Program Dates:
9/3/17 – 12/15/17 (Goes along well with UR semester, students don’t have a shortened summer like other programs in Latin America)
3.0 GPA
Eligibility and more information is listed on the CIEE web page here.   
For advising, please see Mr. Patrick Schweiger no later than March 1st as UR students must apply for approval to study on this program through the International Education office by Sunday, March 5th. Note that students must have successfully completed at least one 300-level Spanish course or be fluent in Spanish to participate in the program. Heritage Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply. Program Website here:

Academic  Requirements:
Required Spanish course and Contemporary Cuba course; range of courses offered in Literature, Sociology, Philosophy and History

General Advising Sessions:
Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m. and on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m.
 Peer Advisor Drop-in Hours:
• Mondays: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
• Wednesdays: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
• Thursdays: 3:00–6:00 p.m.
• Fridays: 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
More Information contact Patrick Schweiger

Freeman Lecture: Washington and the Constitution

March 23, 2017

General event description:
Carole Weinstein International Center, International Center Commons
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm 
Sponsored by University of Richmond 

The History Department welcomes Dr. Edward Larson of Pepperdine University as this spring's Douglas Southall Freeman Professor. Dr. Larson works at the intersection of the history of law and science. Before becoming an academic, he worked in state and federal government and as an attorney. His books include Pulitzer Prize-winning, Summer for the God: The Scopes Trial andAmerica’s Continuing Debate over Science and Religion as well as Sex, Race, and Science: Eugenics in the Deep South; and An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackelton and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science. Larson has also recently completed a book about George Washington’s crucial role in shaping the direction of the Constitutional Convention.

Larson will lecture on George Washington and the Constitution.

This event is free and open to the public.

Café con Leche 2017 
March 24, 2017

General event description:
 Reception for all UR - students

Westhampton Room at Westhampton College
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm 
Sponsored by Westhampton College and UROMA

Café con Leche is a social opportunity for self-identified Latin@/x students to connect with one another and meet Latin@/x faculty and staff (including non-Latin@/x allies) and engage in discussions regarding varying issues of interests in Latin@/x people. Community building and educational activities such as panel discussions, alumni visits, community building exercises, informal mentoring opportunities, and campus resource announcements will take place at select Café con Leche gatherings.

Leadership Development

If you are interested in any of these conferences, let us know! The Office of Multicultural Affairs may be able to sponsor partially the expenses related to your attendance. If you would like to attend and have any questions, please contact Chantelle Bernard
March, 2017

General event description:
- Topic: 
provide and share different leadership concepts.
- Date: March 24 & 25, 2017
- Location: Harrisonburg, VA

- Sponsored by George Madison University

For international students currently studying at institutions in the Virginia/Maryland/DC area are targeted for participation, globally-minded students from around the country are welcome.

Click or tap on the  link for more information.

APPAM 2017 - Regional Student Conference 
April, 2017

General event description:
- Topic:
public policy analysis & management
- Date: April 7 & 8, 2017
- Location: Washington D.C. 

- Sponsored by Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management 

Participating students will gain valuable research presentation experience, as well as receive important feedback from academics, practitioners, and other students. Students will have several opportunities to network and make connections with a diverse group of policy professionals, as well as other policy students.

Click or tap on the link to more information.

If you are interested in any of these conferences, let us know! The Office of Multicultural Affairs may be able to sponsor partially the expenses related to your attendance. If you would like to attend and have any questions, please contact Chantelle Bernard


Deconstructing Wall Street

March 18, 2017
General event description:
Robins Business School 
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sponsored by University of Richmond

Thinking about a career on or off Wall Street? Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to learn about the major areas and career paths in finance from alumni representing prominent firms. Sessions will include an overview of the major areas of finance, including:
-Asset Management and Alternatives
-Capital Markets and Banking
-Equity and Fixed Income Research
-Sales and Trading

Please rank your preference of sessions you would like to attend here. This event will also include panels involving finance faculty and seniors who participated in relevant summer internships, as well as a networking lunch.

Dress is business casual. This program is sponsored in part by the University of Richmond Alumni Association.

Registration by March 15 here

KPMG Office Hours

March 28, 2017
General event description:
Robins Business School - Q292
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sponsored by University of Richmond

Heather Rice, ’02, a Federal Tax Managing Director at KPMG will be on the University of Richmond campus hosting individual student meetings (Office Hours).  She is most interested in helping current Spiders learn more about the career path of Accounting, KPMG, as well as providing broad career advice as an alumna of the University.  Come to your Office Hours meeting prepared to ask Ms. Rice questions.  Dress code is at a minimum Business Casual. 
The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was founded in May 2000 as the first statewide organization to empower Hispanics in the Virginia business community by building economic, social, and cultural bridges between Virginia and its growing Hispanic community. Since its inception, the Chamber has worked to foster an environment that is conducive to business growth and benefits people with business acumen, both Hispanic and non-Hispanic, through cultural, social, and business activities.

The Chamber works with Hispanics and all interested in Hispanic business: the Virginia Hispanic business community; Virginia businesses and corporations; local, state, federal, and international entities; and non-profit organizations, as well as individuals.

Check out the application

Immerse URself 

Recommended Readings 



Pre-O, Oliver Hills - University of Richmond

Support Groups

OMA offers a series of support groups on campus on a monthly or bi-weekly basis.

Bi-weekly Group Meetings
  • Asian-American women
  • African-American women
  • Latina Women
Monthly Group Meetings
  • Girl Talk
  • Men's Group

Other Resources

From blogs to internship opportunities, here you'll find a few helpful resources!
If you are interested in attending one of these identity-based support groups, or need more information about any of these resources, please contact Chantelle Bernard.

In Your Own Backyard

Check out these diverse student organizations on campus and get involved!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please
 do not hesitate to contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Office of Multicultural Affairs
Room 330, Tyler Haynes Commons
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173
Office: (804) 289-8032
Fax: (804) 484-1421
Copyright © 2017 Office of Multicultural Affairs, All rights reserved.

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp