Update: Celebrating academic successes and outstanding programs
As another year draws to a close we reflect on
our good fortune at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies.
Wonderful students continue to flock to the School. This fall 73 new
students joined Jepson at Prelude in November.
Jepson School Dean's Report
The 2008-09 academic
year was full of activity. Read about it and see it in photos in the
Dean's Report. The full-color booklet is now available online
in PDF form.
Gov. Timothy M. Kaine to resume teaching career in law and
leadership after end of his term in January 2010
Virginia Gov. Timothy
M. Kaine will return to the University of Richmond to resume his
teaching career in law and leadership studies after his term in
office ends in January. His first course will be offered at Jepson
leadership scholar James MacGregor Burns returns to Jepson School
for Prelude ceremony
James MacGregor Burns, the world's best known
scholar in leadership and a member of the Jepson School's founding
faculty, returned to campus Nov. 9 to take part in Prelude, the
ceremony by which new students are formally inducted into the
hosts the 2009 Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl
The Ethics Bowl,
a national team competition testing undergraduate reasoning in
practical and professional ethics, was held at the Jepson School in
November. In one of 10 regional bowls, 14 schools competed for a
spot at the 16th Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl National Championship
that will be held in March.
Jepson blog lets students, alumni and faculty share global
The new Jepson
in the World blog is a place for students, alumni and faculty to
share stories, opinions, photos and reflections. Read about an
alumnae's travels in Jerusalem, a student's visit to the Brandenburg
Gate to witness a historic moment, and (more).
Jepson programs and speakers on the University's YouTube Channel
fall included Pulitzer Prize winner
Malmgren, a policy and markets adviser to George W. Bush,
Khan, the head of Amnesty International, and
Moyo, an economist who was named one of Time magazine's most
influential people in 2009.
shares knowledge of ethics, leadership with universities in Africa,
professor Joanne B. Ciulla is currently serving as an adjunct
professor at the university Nelson Mandela attended and as a
visiting professor at a university in the Netherlands.
scholarship adds to Jepson book series and examines the practice of
New books by Jepson faculty members published this fall explore
topics ranging from Lincoln to leading change. Faculty also provided
commentary for publications such as The
Washington Post, Dollars and Sense, and Richmond
spend semester working with local school for children with special
needs and disabilities
Students in Gill
Robinson Hickman's class spent this semester
learning exactly what it takes to effect change, both theoretically
and practically. In the process, they helped raise public awareness
about educating and working with children with special needs.
students "attend" conference in Prague with professors, interact
with Holocaust survivor
In a first for the
Jepson School, students were able to "attend" a session at the
International Leadership Association's annual conference, held this
year in the Czech Republic, and watch their professors present new
research and answer questions as part of a panel.
invited for Tenth Year Reunion Recognition Awards
The Tenth Year Reunion
Recognition Awards are presented annually to one or more Jepson
graduates who have exhibited exemplary qualities of professional
and/or scholarly achievement or public service. Nominations are due
by January 30, 2010.
Alumni advise Jepson students and stress the
importance of reaching out
Learning how to network
and develop relationships with mentors and advisers are key actions
for students searching for internships, service placements and jobs.
Alumni returned to campus this fall to connect with students and
help them develop their skills.
alumnus Zur named to Richmond's "Top 40 Under 40" list
Jepson alumnus Jonathan
C. Zur, '03, has been named to Style Weekly's "Top 40 Under 40" list
of people who are changing Richmond.
releases award-winning documentary of travels in Central America
Jepson alumnus Chris
Gordon, '06, recently released on DVD the film of his travels
through Central America, which recently won Best International
Documentary at the 2009 Docufest Atlanta Awards.
for America educator prepares students for lives filled with real
Committed to a career
in teaching, with her first year in the Teach for America program
behind her, Allison DuVal, '08, returned to campus this fall to
take part in the Emerging Leaders program. (more)
experience gives Jepson alumnus advantage as ESPN college scout
football injury gave Jepson School alumnus Todd McShay, '99, an
unexpected opportunity, ultimately leading him to a career in
college football scouting and an on-air career with the nation's
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