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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

  • Hickman publishes book

    Gill Robinson Hickman, leadership studies professor emerita, and co-author Laura Knouse, associate professor of psychology, published their book, When Leaders Face Personal Crisis, with Routledge. 

  • Peart publishes book

    Sandra Peart, Jepson School dean, and co-author David M. Levy published their book, Towards an Economics of Natural Equals: A Documentary History of the Early Virginia School, with Cambridge University Press. 

  • Shields featured on Academic Minute

    Dr. Tom Shields, associate dean and associate professor of education and leadership studies, discusses the benefits of school rezoning on The Academic Minute, part of a weeklong Jepson Takeover featuring a different Jepson School of Leadership Studies professor each day.

  • Price publishes book

    Terry Price, professor of leadership studies, published his book Leadership and the Ethics of Influence with Routledge. 

  • von Rueden published

    Christopher von Rueden, associate professor of leadership studies, co-authored "From genes to minds to cultures: Evolutionary approaches to leadership" published in The Leadership Quarterly. 

  • von Rueden published

    Christopher von Rueden, associate professor of leadership studies, co-authored "Mother's social status is associated with child health in a horticulturalist population," published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.  

  • Flanigan and student receive grant

    Jessica Flanigan, associate professor of leadership studies and politics, philosophy, economics, and law, and UR student Alec Greven received a $3,500 grant from the Institute of Humane Studies to develop the "Open Inquiry Toolkit" to promote free speech on college campuses. 

  • Bezio publishes book

    Dr. Kristin Bezio, associate professor of leadership studies, co-edited with leadership studies professor George Goethals the book Leadership, Populism, and Resistance, published by Edward Elgar. 

  • Goethals publishes book

    Dr. George Goethals, professor of leadership studies, co-edited with leadership studies associate professor Kristin Bezio the book Leadership, Populism, and Resistance, published by Edward Elgar. 

  • Hoyt published

    Crystal Hoyt, professor of leadership studies and psychology, co-published "Public health messages and weight-related beliefs: Implications for well-being and stigma" in Frontiers in Psychology. 

Jepson Take 5

Take 5 with Virginia Eubanks

Take 5 with Virginia Eubanks

Jepson student Ben Weinstein, ’20, interviews 2019-20 Jepson Leadership Forum speaker Virginia Eubanks prior to her presentation, "Algorithms, Austerity, and Inequality." February 13, 2020

Take 5 with Yasha Levine

Take 5 with Yasha Levine

Jepson student Aaron Gano, ’20, interviews 2019-20 Jepson Leadership Forum speaker Yasha Levine prior to his presentation, "The Internet as a Weapon." November 19, 2019

Take 5 with Melody Barnes

Take 5 with Melody Barnes

Jepson School of Leadership Studies student India Henderson, ’21, interviews Jepson Leadership Forum speaker Melody Barnes, former Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and Principal and Co-Founder of MB² Solutions LLC, a domestic policy strategy and impact development firm, prior to her presentation, "Can We Make Our Democracy Work?" April 10, 2019 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 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 "Take 5 Ira Berlin"

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 "Take 5 with Annette Gordon-Reed"

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.

Take 5 with Katie Hafner

Take 5 with Katie Hafner

Jepson student Mehreen Usman, ’20, interviews Jepson Leadership Forum speaker Katie Hafner prior to her presentation, "The Origins of the Internet." September 17, 2019

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University of Richmond, VA 23173

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Fax: (804) 287-6062
Email: jepson@richmond.edu