Jepson School News

Library Dedication Celebrates Fredric Jablin's Legacy

Approximately 50 friends, family members, colleagues and alumni gathered to honor an outstanding scholar and beloved friend, father and teacher at the dedication ceremony of the Fredric Jablin Library in the Jepson Faculty Lounge on February 26.
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Monograph of Taylor Branch Lecture on Nonviolent Leadership Now Available

Taylor Branch, the featured speaker for Jepson’s second annual Burns Lectureship in Leadership Studies and Biography, lauded the nonviolent leadership of Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights activists during his November 14, 2005, lecture at the Alumni Center.
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Claude Moore Grant Will Fund Project on Responsible Leadership in Health Care

The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation made a grant of $80,000 for a two-year project entitled “Preparing for Responsible Leadership in Health Care,” directed jointly by Kenneth Ruscio, dean of the Jepson School, and biology professor John Vaughan, director of pre-health education. 
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Richmond Memorial Health Foundation Awards $75,000 Grant to ConnectRichmond

Richmond Memorial Health Foundation has awarded a three-year, $75,000 grant to the University of Richmond’s ConnectRichmond project to improve and expand the health section of its Web site with new research and a redesign and to develop new community collaborations.
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Faculty Spotlight

Prolific Faculty Publish Books, Articles

Jepson’s prolific faculty has been hard at work again, writing and editing books and journal articles on topics ranging from leadership ethics to the economics of social justice to urban sprawl.
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Getting Book to Press a Collaborative Effort, Terry Price Says

Terry Price credited the collaborative effort of staff members, students and faculty colleagues with the successful publication of his first book, "Understanding Ethical Failures in Leadership," by Cambridge University Press in August 2005.
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Student Spotlight

Cofounders of UR-AID Hope to Raise Global Awareness

Elleni Ghebremicael and Ashley Weathersbee, both leadership studies minors, and fellow University of Richmond student Alicia Surdyk co-founded a campus chapter of Americans for Informed Democracy (AID) last spring after attending one of the organization’s conferences in Berlin. AID, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a mission to raise global awareness, engages college and university students in education and advocacy in support of a collaborative U.S. role in the world.
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Jackie Knupp ('06) Reflects on Her Jepson Experience and Her Definition of Leadership in Her Prelude Speech

Truman scholar and senior Jackie Knupp shared her reflections on her Jepson experience and her definition of leadership with Jepson initiates during the Prelude ceremony on November 16, 2005.
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Alumni News

Alumni Share Their Real-World Experiences with Students

This year seven Jepson alumni have discussed their respective careers and post-graduation experiences with undergraduates anxious to learn about what opportunities lie ahead after they leave “the bubble.”
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Joshua Walker ('03) Writes Articles for Journals and Newspapers

Several articles written by Joshua Walker ('03), a Javits fellow in his second year of graduate study at Yale, on topics ranging from Turkey's bid to join the European Union to reflections on his undergraduate years, which have appeared recently in journals and newspappers.
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Mark Your Calendars for Reunion Weekend 2006


Alumni Spotlight: Grassroots Organizing and Advocacy  

Maurice Henderson ('97) and Timothy Sullivan ('02) Fight for Workers' Rights

Maurice Henderson (’97) and Timothy Sullivan (’02) have relied heavily on grassroots organizing to reach their core constituents in the United Steelworkers of America (USW) and the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, respectively. 
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Victoria Marple Cobb ('00) Lobbies Legislators to Uphold Traditional Family Values

Despite her relative youth, twenty-seven-year-old Victoria Marple Cobb ('00), executive director of The Family Foundation of Virginia, often finds herself at the center of public policy debates on family-related issues such as abortion, the marriage amendment and school choice.
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Emily Griffey ('01) Promotes Grassroots Initiatives for Child Well-Being

Emily Griffey (’01) does a lot of grassroots organizing in her current role as the family support coordinator for the Safe and Sound Campaign, a nonprofit campaign focused on improving the well-being of children in Baltimore, Md., by increasing investment in and accountability of programs serving Baltimore’s children and youth.
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Matt Grimes ('01) Reflects on School Board Service

Volunteering on your local school board provides one of the best ways to effect change and make a real difference in your community, according to Matt Grimes.
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Joshua Kagan ('02) Advocates Tirelessly on Behalf of the Disadvantaged

Joshua Kagan has logged more hours in volunteer service and advocacy work since graduating from Jepson in 2002 than most people do in a lifetime. He started by taking a year off between college and law school to work for AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC).
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