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The Jepson Update

A newsletter for alumni and friends of the Jepson School • Spring 2017

The Jepson Update

A newsletter for alumni and friends of the Jepson School • Spring 2017

The Jepson Update

A newsletter for alumni and friends of the Jepson School • Spring 2017

The Jepson Update

A newsletter for alumni and friends of the Jepson School • Spring 2017

The Jepson Update

A newsletter for alumni and friends of the Jepson School • Spring 2017

The Jepson Update

A newsletter for alumni and friends of the Jepson School • Spring 2017

From the Dean

Sandra J. Peart

This spring’s highlights reflect the Jepson School’s enormous momentum as we head into the 25th anniversary year. The Jepson EDGE Institute was one of the most successful yet; sixteen students presented at this year’s Jepson Research Symposium; we hosted an impressive line-up of guests for popular programs; and we celebrated numerous faculty, staff, and student accomplishments.

I hope you enjoy this Spring 2017 edition of the Jepson Update, and I look forward to seeing many of you on campus for Reunion Weekend.

Sincerely,

Sandra J. Peart
Dean, Jepson School of Leadership Studies
University of Richmond

Show Your #JepsonLove!We’re asking alumni and friends to show us some #JepsonLove by supporting the School through an online gift at givenow.richmond.edu/Jepson. If you would like to make a gift in honor of a professor or classmate who shaped your Jepson experience, include that information in the Tribute Information section when making your gift online.

Reunion Weekend 2017

Jepson School of Leadership Studies ReceptionReunion Weekend 2016
Friday, June 2 • 7 p.m.–9 p.m. • Jepson Hall

Catch up with fellow Jepson School alumni, as well as faculty, staff, and current students, as we celebrate Reunion Weekend 2017 and look forward to the School's 25th anniversary. 

Learn more about Reunion Weekend 2017 and register.

Jepson senior receives Projects for Peace grant

Fabiana Ayala and Yasmine Karam

Yasmine Karam, '17, was one of two University of Richmond seniors awarded a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant for their proposal to support the economic empowerment of women in Bolivia. Read the press release.

Leader-in-Residence presents panel

Organized Anarchy panel

2016–17 Leader-in-Residence Dr. Ken Ruscio, Washington & Lee president emeritus and president of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, presented "Organized Anarchy," a panel discussion of the leadership challenges facing today's university presidents. A panel of past and current presidents discussed their roles and leadership styles, as well as contemporary issues facing higher education and the society it serves. Watch the panel discussion online.

The Jepson Research Symposium

The Jepson Research Symposium

At the 2017 Jepson Research Symposium, 16 students presented research on a diverse range of topics, including William Shakespeare's Macbeth, charitable giving and marine mammal parks, university honors codes, and the gender wage gap. Eight students were recognized for honors. Read the feature story.

Faculty & Staff News

  • Dr. Julian Hayter appointed to mayor's Monuments Commission Work Group

    Dr. Julian Hayter, assistant professor of leadership studies, was appointed to the Monuments Commission Work Group by Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney.

  • Journal edited by Dr. Peter Kaufman surges in rankings

    Dr. Peter Kaufman, George Matthews & Virginia Brinkley Modlin Chair in Leadership Studies, is editor-in-chief of Religions, which Scopus ranked 20 among the 371 religion journals indexed in its 2016 citescore.

  • Dr. Jessica Flanigan receives 2017 ODK Faculty Member of the Year Award

    Dr. Jessican Flanigan, assistant professor of leadership studies and philosophy, politics, economics and law, was given the award for excellence as a motivator, mentor, and teacher.

  • Dr. Julian Hayter authors new book

    Dr. Julian Maxwell Hayter, assistant professor of leadership studies, authored The Dream is Lost: Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia, published by University of Kentucky Press.

  • Dr. Peter Kaufman authors new book

    Dr. Peter Iver Kaufman, who holds the George Matthews & Virginia Brinkley Modlin Chair in Leadership Studies, authored Augustine's Leaders, published by Wipf & Stock Publishers.

  • Dr. Tamura Lomax honored at 2017 Words of Fire Conference

    Dr. Tamura A. Lomax, who is teaching Racing Scandal: Sports, Religion, Race & Gender this semester at the Jepson School, is one of 26 honorees at the 2017 Words of Fire Conference at Spelman College.

  • Dr. Thad Williamson appointed senior policy advisor to Richmond mayor

    Dr. Thad Williamson, Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law, will lend support to Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney as senior policy advisor. 

  • Shannon Best elected to VHBG Board of Governors

    Shannon Best, Manager, Community Programs, was elected to the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls Board of Governors.

  • Dean Sandra Peart co-authors new book

    Escape from Democracy: The Role of Experts and the Public in Economic Policy, co-authored by Dean Sandra J. Peart and David M. Levy, was published in December by Cambridge University Press.

Jepson Take 5

The Jepson Leadership Forum presents “Take 5 with Thomas F. Jackson”

The Jepson Leadership Forum presents “Take 5 with Thomas F. Jackson”

Sarah Abel, ’17, asks Dr. Thomas F. Jackson about what inspired him to research Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Take 5 is a series of informal interviews with the scholars and experts who present as part of the Jepson Leadership Forum.

The Jepson Leadership Forum presents “Take 5 with Jamelle Bouie”

The Jepson Leadership Forum presents “Take 5 with Jamelle Bouie”

“TJ Benedict, ’17, asks Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate and CBS News political analyst, about journalism, his career, and his advice for college seniors. Take 5 is a series of informal interviews with the scholars and experts who present as part of the Jepson Leadership Forum. “

The Jepson Leadership Forum presents “Take 5 with Isabel Wilkerson

The Jepson Leadership Forum presents “Take 5 with Isabel Wilkerson"

Natalie Dowzicky, ’18, interviews Isabel Wilkerson about her bestselling book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. Take 5 is a series of informal interviews with the scholars and experts who present as part of the Jepson Leadership Forum.

The Jepson Leadership Forum presents “Take 5 with Eric Foner”

The Jepson Leadership Forum presents “Take 5 with Eric Foner”

Ali Grogan, ’17, interviews Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History about research, historical films, and political parties.

The Jepson Leadership Forum presents

The Jepson Leadership Forum presents "Take 5 Ira Berlin"

Carney Judge, ’17, interviews Ira Berlin, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland about research and teaching.

The Jepson Leadership Forum presents

The Jepson Leadership Forum presents "Take 5 with Annette Gordon-Reed"

Ken Anderson, ’17, interviews Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard historian and law professor, about Thomas Jefferson, her career path, and her upcoming projects.

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