FALL 2009  

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From the Dean

Dean's 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.  (more)     

2008-09 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.  (more)


Jepson School News                 

Virginia 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 this spring.  (more)

Preeminent 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 program.  (more) 

Jepson 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.  (more)

New Jepson blog lets students, alumni and faculty share global perspectives, travels

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).   

Catch Jepson programs and speakers on the University's YouTube Channel

Speakers this fall included Pulitzer Prize winner Gordon Wood, Philippa Malmgren, a policy and markets adviser to George W. Bush, Irene Khan, the head of Amnesty International, and Dambisa Moyo, an economist who was named one of Time magazine's most influential people in 2009.  (more)

Faculty Spotlight

Professor shares knowledge of ethics, leadership with universities in Africa, Europe

Leadership studies 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.  (more)

New scholarship adds to Jepson book series and examines the practice of leading

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 Magazine(more)  

Student Spotlight

Students 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.  (more)

Jepson 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.  (more)

Alumni News

Nominations 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.  (more)

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.  (more)

Jepson 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.  (more)

Alumnus 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.  (more)

Alumni Spotlight

Teach for America educator prepares students for lives filled with real choices

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)

Gridiron experience gives Jepson alumnus advantage as ESPN college scout

A 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 leading network.  (more)


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