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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

  • Lee named to Leadership Council

    Dr. Lauranett Lee, visiting lecturer of leadership studies, was named a charter member of the St. John's Church Foundation Leadership Council.

  • Hayter appointed to History and Culture Commission

    Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney appointed Julian Hayter, associate professor of leadership studies, to his new nine-member History and Culture Commission.

  • Bezio Article

    Kristin Bezio, associate professor of leadership studies, recently published the article “‘Munday I Sweare Shalbee a Hollidaye’: The Politics of Anthony Munday, from Anti-Catholic Spy to Civic Pageanteer (1579-1630)” in the journal Études Anglaises. 

  • Williamson keynotes conference

    Dr. Thad Williamson of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies gave the keynote address at the Political Philosophy Conference, "Equality and Democracy in Local and City Government," in York, England, on Jan. 7, 2019. An associate professor of leadership studies and philosophy, politics, economics and law, Williamson has both academic and practical expertise in local and city government. 

  • Health Ethics

    Jess Flanigan is a professor of leadership studies and philosophy, politics, economics, and law. Her research addresses public health ethics, and people’s rights in regards to healthcare decisions. She is the author of Pharmaceutical Freedom: Why Patients Have a Right to Self-Medicate and is currently exploring the ethics of healthcare decisions regarding pregnancy and birth.

  • Hidalgo authors book on immigration

    Javier Hidalgo, aasociate professor of leadership studies, authored Unjust Borders: Individuals and the Ethics of Immigration (Nov. 2018, Routledge).

  • Crystal Hoyt named APS Fellow

    Crystal Hoyt, professor of leadership studies and psychology, has been named a 2018 Association for Psychological Science Fellow for her outstanding contributions to the science of psychology.

  • Dean Sandra Peart named Robins Distinguished Professor in Leadership Studies Dr. Sandra Peart, Jepson School dean, was appointed to the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professorship in Leadership Studies.
  • Dr. Julian Hayter receives Distinguished Educator Award

    Dr. Julian Hayter, associate professor of leadership studies, was a 2018 recipient of the University of Richmond Distinguished Educator Award.

  • Dr. Lauranett Lee appointed to Capitol Square Preservation Council

    Dr. Lauranett Lee, visiting lecturer at the Jepson School, was appointed to the Capitol Square Preservation Council by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam.

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 "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.

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