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University of Richmond

Motto Verbum Vitae et Lumen Scientiae
(Latin: Word of life and the light of knowledge)
Established 1830
Type Private university
Endowment $1.388 billion[1]
President William E. Cooper (until June 30, 2007);
Edward L. Ayers (from July 1, 2007)
Faculty 347 (full-time)[2]
Students 3,554
Undergraduates 2,857[3]
Postgraduates 697[4]
Location Richmond, Virginia, USA
Campus Suburban, 350 acres (1.4 km²)
Colors Richmond Red, Richmond Blue and Spider Blue
                 
Nickname Spiders
Mascot Spidey
Athletics NCAA Division I, Atlantic 10 Conference
Website www.richmond.edu

The University of Richmond is a private, nonsectarian, liberal arts university located on the border of the city of Richmond and Henrico County, Virginia. The University of Richmond ("UR" or "U of R") is a primarily undergraduate, residential university with approximately 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students in five schools: the School of Arts & Sciences, the Robins School of Business, the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, Richmond School of Law and the School of Continuing Studies. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... 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History

Founded by Virginia Baptists in 1830 as a seminary for men, the school was incorporated ten years later as Richmond College. During the American Civil War, Richmond College was used as a hospital for Confederate troops and later as a Union barracks. By the end of the war, the college was bankrupt and unable to continue functioning. In 1866, James Thomas donated $5,000 to re-open the college. The T.C. Williams School of Law opened in 1870. Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist is a term describing individuals belonging... A seminary or theological college is a specialized and often live-in higher education institution for the purpose of instructing students (seminarians) in philosophy, theology, spirituality and the religious life, usually in order to prepare them to become members of the clergy. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Religion... In this map:  Union states prohibiting slavery  Union territories  Border states on the Union side which allowed slavery  Kansas, which entered and fought with the Union as a free state after the Bleeding Kansas crisis  The Confederacy  Confederate claimed and sometimes held territories During the American Civil War, the Union... A barracks housing conscripts of Norrbottens regemente in Boden, Sweden. ... View of Richmond law The University of Richmond School of Law (T.C. Williams School of Law) is located in Richmond, Virginia. ...


In 1894, the college elected Dr. Frederic W. Boatwright president. President Boatwright would serve for 51 years. He is most remembered for his decision to move the college in 1914 from its original location in what is now the Fan district to its current location in the Westhampton area of Richmond. The university's main library, Boatwright Memorial Library, was named in honor of Dr. Boatwright's long and distinguished service. President of the University of Richmond from 1895 to 1946. ... The Fan is a district of Richmond, Virginia, so named because of the fan shape of the roads that extend west from N. Belvidere St. ... The West End is a suburban region of Richmond, Virginia. ...

Looking out over Westhampton Lake from Tyler Haynes Commons

In conjunction with the move, a new college for women, Westhampton College, opened on the new campus. In 1921, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences opened, followed by the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business in 1949, and the School of Continuing Studies in 1962. In 1969, E. Claiborne Robins, a trustee and alumnus, donated $50 million to the university, the largest gift made to an institution of higher education at the time. Today, the university's endowment totals approximately $1.4 billion and ranked 43rd among North American university endowments for fiscal year 2006.[5] Image File history File links Looking out over Westhampton Lake from Tyler Haynes Commons. ... Image File history File links Looking out over Westhampton Lake from Tyler Haynes Commons. ... Business school at the University of Richmond with 600 undergraduate students and a part-time MBA program with 150 students. ... The word trustee is a legal term that refers to a holder of property on behalf of a beneficiary. ... “Alumni” redirects here. ...


In 1987, a donation of $20 million by Robert S. Jepson, Jr. facilitated the opening of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, the first such school in the United States. The school, which opened in 1992, was the first of its kind in the U.S. Founded in 1992 at the University of Richmond, the Jepson School of Leadership Studies is dedicated to the academic study of leadership. ...


In 1990, the missions of Richmond and Westhampton Colleges were combined to form the School of Arts and Sciences.


On October 15, 1992, candidates George Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot came to campus for the first-ever "town hall" televised presidential debate broadcast before 200 million people worldwide.


In 2000, President William E. Cooper launched the University's signature Richmond Quest program. Every other year, the University community focuses its collective attention on exploring a single pervasive question confronting society through a series of courses, seminars and lectures.


On January 12, 2006, Cooper announced that he would step down as president of the University of Richmond, effective June 30, 2007. On November 10, 2006, the university named Edward L. Ayers, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia, the ninth president of the University of Richmond. He will take office on July 1, 2007.[6] The University of Virginia College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences is the largest of the University of Virginias ten schools. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ...


Academics

All students must complete general education requirements as part of the liberal arts curriculum. These requirements include the Core Course, a demanding two-semester course heavily focused on international writings and philosophy that first-year students must complete. Other general education requirements include expository writing, wellness, foreign language, and one class each in six fields of study.


Richmond offers more than 100 majors, minors, and concentrations in four undergraduate schools--the School of Arts and Sciences, the Robins School of Business, the School of Continuing Studies, and the Jepson School of Leadership Studies.


Student Research

The University of Richmond offers numerous research opportunities for students. In addition to research-based courses, independent studies, and practicums in most disciplines, many special opportunities exist for students to participate in close research collaborations with University of Richmond faculty. Student research occurs in all academic areas, including the arts, sciences, social sciences, and other fields. Notably, the University recently received a $1.5 million grant from the NSF for its mathematics program to sponsor student research starting May 2007. The 10:1 student/faculty ratio at the University of Richmond promotes close research collaboration. The University of Richmond is listed by the 2007 U.S. News and World Report as one of 35 (out of 2,500) “schools with outstanding examples of academic programs that are believed to lead to student success” in the area of “Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects.” The Richmond Research Institute at the University of Richmond provides information on undergraduate research opportunities as well as numerous examples of student research videos, publications, posters, and abstracts. The logo of the National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. ...


Admissions

The University of Richmond admitted 34% of applicants for the class of 2011. The class of 2010 has a middle 50 percent range SAT I scores of 1850–2030. In its "America's Best Colleges 2007" issue, U.S. News and World Report ranked Richmond 34th among national “Liberal Arts Colleges" for the second straight year. For the previous eleven years, UR had been ranked first in the "Master's Universities - South" category, but an official reclassification by the Carnegie Foundation resulted in UR's inclusion among national liberal arts colleges. Business Week ranked the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business as the 23rd best undergraduate program in the nation in 2007. U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an international centre for research in education based in the United States of America. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ...


Despite the fact that the University of Richmond's name incorrectly leads some to believe that it is a public institution of higher education drawing students primarily from within the state of Virginia, only about 15 percent of UR's undergraduate students are from Virginia. The University of Richmond primarily draws students from the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, but also draws students from across the country and abroad. Peer universities that Richmond typically competes with for students include Washington and Lee University, Wesleyan University, Davidson College, Wake Forest University, Bucknell University, Colgate University, and Furman University. This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... It has been suggested that Middle Atlantic States be merged into this article or section. ... Washington and Lee University is a private liberal arts college in Lexington, Virginia, located adjacent to (but not affiliated with) Virginia Military Institute. ... Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a private liberal arts college in Middletown, Connecticut. ... Davidson College is a private liberal arts college for 1,700 students in Davidson, North Carolina. ... Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Bucknell University is a private university located along the Susquehanna River in the rolling countryside of Central Pennsylvania in the town of Lewisburg, 60 miles (97 km) north of Harrisburg. ... Colgate in fall. ... The Bell Tower Furman University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian liberal arts university in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. ...


Financial Aid

Richmond administers a generous financial aid program, with 65% of all students receiving some form of financial assistance. Richmond is one only a few universities in the United States to offer a "need-blind" admissions policy and to meet 100% of admitted students' demonstrated need. Richmond offers 50 merit-based, full tuition scholarships to students in each entering class (approximately 1 out of every 15 students). Richmond also caps student loan debt at $4,000 per year. Recently, to encourage enrollment from Virginia residents, admitted students from Virginia with family incomes of $40,000 or less will receive full-tuition/room and board financial aid packages without loans. Financial aid refers to funding intended to help students pay tuition or other costs, such as room and board, for education at a college, university, or private school. ... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ...


Student Life

Richmond has over 250 student organizations. Student groups include those devoted to: academic interests (Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key National Honour Society, Women Involved in Learning and Living); student government (Richmond College Student Government Association and Westhampton College Student Government Association); media (The Collegian, student newspaper published since 1914; WDCE, campus radio station ); community service (Habitat for Humanity, Alpha Phi Omega, Volunteer Action Council (VAC)),; intramural athletics; club sports (Richmond Ice Hockey Club, Richmond Synchronized Swimming); religion (InterVarsity Christian Fellowship,Catholic Campus Ministry, Hillel); performing arts (including several a capella groups); and culture and diversity (Ngoma African Dance Company, Multicultural Student Union, New Directions for the GLBTQ community). The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an honor society which considers its mission to be fostering and recognizing excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. ... The Golden Key International Honour Society was founded in 1977 to recognise academic achievement among college and university students in all disciplines. ... Official Habitat for Humanity logo Habitat for Humanity is an international, Christian, non-governmental, non-profit organization devoted to building quality, low-cost, affordable housing. ... Alpha Phi Omega (commonly known as APO, but also ΑΦΩ, A-Phi-O, and A-Phi-Q) is a co-ed service fraternity organized to provide community service, leadership development, [1] and social opportunities to college students. ... InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, commonly referred to as InterVarsity or simply IV, is a nondenominational, evangelical Christian ministry for college students. ... Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life (Hillel International) is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. ... A cappella music is vocal music or singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. ...


Richmond also has an active Greek life with 13 national fraternities and sororities. The fraternities include Kappa Sigma, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, and the founding chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon. The sororities are Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Sigma Theta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Pi Beta Phi. nickname: Kappa Sig Founded December 10, 1869 International Headquarters Charlottesville, VA Official Colors Scarlet, White, and Emerald green Official Flower Lily of the valley Official Jewel Pearl Official Badge Official Crest ΚΣ (Kappa Sigma) is an international fraternity with at least 300 chapters and colonies in North America. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities. ... ΣΦΕ (Sigma Phi Epsilon), commonly nicknamed SigEp or SPE, is a social fraternity for male college students in the United States. ... Alpha Chi Omega (ΑΧΩ, also known as A-Chi-O) is a womens fraternity founded on October 15, 1885. ... Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ) Sorority, Incorporated, formed in January 15, 1908 at Howard University, became Americas first Greek-letter organization established by Black college women, and remains a predominately African-American sorority. ... Delta Delta Delta (ΔΔΔ), also known as Tri Delta, is a national collegiate sorority founded on November 27, 1888. ... Delta Gamma (ΔΓ) is one of the oldest and largest womens fraternities[1] in the United States and Canada, with its Executive Offices based in Columbus, Ohio. ... Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, (ΔΣΘ) Incorporated is a non-profit Greek letter organization of college educated women committed to constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community. ... Kappa Alpha Theta (ΚΑΘ) is an international womens fraternity founded on January 27, 1870 at DePauw University. ... Kappa Kappa Gamma (ΚΚΓ) is a college womens fraternity, founded on October 13, 1870 at Monmouth College, Illinois. ... Pi Beta Phi (ΠΒΦ) is an international fraternity for women that was founded on April 28, 1867 in Monmouth, Illinois at Monmouth College as I.C. Sorosis. ...


Traditions

Noted University of Richmond traditions include: an honor code administered by student honor councils; Investiture and Proclamation Night, ceremonies for first year men and women to reflect on their next four years; Ring Dance, a dance held at the Jefferson Hotel by the Junior class women; and Festivus, a Greek, day-long celebration held in the spring (until recent years called Pig Roast). An honor code or honor system is a set of rules or principles governing a community based on a set of rules or ideals that define what constitutes honorable behavior within that community. ... The Jefferson Hotel is a famous luxury hotel in Richmond, Virginia. ...


International Education

In the past decade, the university has sought to develop a stronger international focus. International students from about 70 countries represent about 6% of the student body. Approximately half of undergraduate students participate in one of 78 study abroad programs offered by the university. Other international programs include Global House, a residential program housed in Keller Hall, and an international film series. Studying abroad is the act of a student pursuing educational opportunities in a foreign country. ...


Campus

The University of Richmond's campus consists of 350 acres in a suburban setting on the western edge of the city. The university has, with few exceptions, remained true to the original architectural plans for the campus--stately red brick buildings in a collegiate gothic style set around shared open lawns. Many of the original buildings, including Jeter Hall and North Court, both residence halls, and Ryland Hall, the original administration building and library for Richmond College, were designed by Ralph Adams Cram in 1910. Cram, a noted institutional architect, also designed buildings for Princeton, Cornell, Rice, and Williams, among other universities. Warren H. Manning, a former apprentice to Frederick Law Olmstead, designed the original landscape plan. The overall effect of the gothic architecture set amid a landscape of pines, rolling hills, and Westhampton Lake, is intimate and tranquil. In 2000, the campus was recognized by the Princeton Review as the most beautiful in the in United States. Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin The Gothic revival was a European architectural movement with origins in mid-18th century England. ... Ralph Adams Cram, circa 1890 Ralph Adams Cram, (December 16, 1863 - September 22, 1942), was an important American architect of collegiate and ecclesiastical buildings, often in the gothic style. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. ... Cornell University is a private university located in Ithaca, New York, USA. Its two medical campuses are in New York City and Education City, Qatar. ... Lovett Hall William Marsh Rice University, commonly called Rice University and opened in 1912 as The William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Letters, Science and Art, is a private, comprehensive research university located in Houston, Texas, USA, near the Museum District and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. ... Williams College is a private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. ... Warren Henry Manning (November 7, 1860-1938) was a noted American landscape designer and a proponent of the American style of irregular groupings of mostly indigenous plants. ... Frederick Law Olmsted (April 27, 1822–August 28, 1903) was a United States landscape architect, famous for designing many well known urban parks, including Central Park in New York, New York, the oldest coordinated system of public parks and parkways in Buffalo, New York, Mount_Royal_Park in Montreal, the Metropolitan... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit U.S. company that offers private instruction and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in...


The University of Richmond also owns the former Reynolds Metals Executive Office Building, purchased from Alcoa in 2001. Located a few miles from campus, the 250,000 square-foot building was designed by architect Gordon Bunshaft and opened in 1958. The building, which incorporates nearly 1.4 million pounds of aluminum, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It currently serves as the headquarters of Philip Morris USA, which is leasing it from the university. In early 2001, the university also finalized the purchase of 118 acres of land in eastern Goochland County, a few miles from the main campus. The land is currently used for biology research, but future uses could include intramural athletic fields. Reynolds Metals Company (RMC) was the second largest aluminum company in the United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Gordon Bunshaft (May 9, 1909–August 6, 1990) was a 20th century architect educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ... Aluminum is a soft and lightweight metal with a dull silvery appearance, due to a thin layer of oxidation that forms quickly when it is exposed to air. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... Philip Morris USA is the United States tobacco division of Altria Group, Inc. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1727 Seat Goochland Area  - Total  - Water 751 km² (290 mi²) 14 km² (6 mi²) 1. ...


Gottwald Center for the Sciences

A major enhancement to the university’s scientific resources occurred with the dedication of the Gottwald Center for the Sciences in 2006. The $37 million Gottwald expansion provides state of the art facilities for departments and programs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Neuroscience, Physics, and Pre-Health. Image File history File links Gottwald. ...


Gottwald houses 22 teaching laboratories and 50 student-faculty research laboratories, including a quantitative science center and a nuclear magnetic resonance center. A central atrium, reading room, and meeting spaces on every floor extend classroom learning throughout the building. Student workbenches are grouped into islands that promote interactive learning and faculty/student interaction. New equipment at the Gottwald Center for the Sciences includes a liquid chromatograph mass spectrometer, a scanning electron microscope, a high-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, a confocal microscope and an atomic force microscope.


Athletics

Main article: Richmond Spiders
See also: University of Richmond Stadium
See also: Robins Center
See also: First Market Stadium

The University of Richmond is a member of the NCAAs Division I and is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference for all sports except football and womens golf, which participate as members of the Colonial Athletic Association. ... The University of Richmond stadium is used by the Richmond Kickers for soccer and the University of Richmond for American football. ... Robins Center is a 9,171-seat multi-purpose arena in Richmond, Virginia. ... First Market Stadium is a 3,000+-seat multi-purpose stadium at the University of Richmond. ...

Miscellaneous

  • The University of Richmond campus was used to film portions of the pilot of Commander in Chief, and lead character Mackenzie Allen, (played by Geena Davis) served as chancellor of a fictionalized University of Richmond prior to her election as Vice President of the United States.
  • Much of the movie Cry_Wolf was filmed on the Westhampton side of campus, with several dormitories, including South Court, North Court, and Keller Hall, serving as locations.
  • Several episodes of the television show Dawson's Creek were also filmed on campus, referring to Richmond only as a nameless "beautiful Ivy League campus." The filming itself took place in Stern Quad and inside the Jepson Alumni Center.
  • From 1990-2003, the Shanghai Quartet served as quartet-in-residence at UR, and their relationship with the university continues with their roles as Distinguished Visiting Artists. In 2004, contemporary music sextet eighth blackbird (spelled in all lowercase) was named ensemble-in-residence. Camp Concert Hall, located on campus, is a favorite recording venue for National Public Radio (NPR).
  • The University of Richmond is home to the Virginia Governor's School for Visual and Performing Arts and Humanities during the summer.

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Notable alumni

Sports

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Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Paris Michael Lenon (born November 26, 1977 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is an American football linebacker for the Detroit Lions of the NFL. He attended the University of Richmond. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Gregg Marshall is the head mens basketball coach at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC . ... Wichita State University (WSU) is an American state-supported university located in the middle-size city of Wichita, Kansas, in the south central part of the state. ... 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City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders (Green Bay Packers Foundation) Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933... Michael Anthony Smith is a pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1903-1960) a. ... Matthew Kale Matt Snider, born in Des Moines, Iowa on January 26th, 1976, was an un-drafted fullback from the University of Richmond. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... In American football, a fullback (FB) is a position in the offensive backfield. ... Tim Stauffer (born June 2, 1982 in Portland, Maine) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... The First-Year Player Draft is Major League Baseballs primary mechanism for assigning amateur baseball players, from high schools, colleges, and other amateur baseball clubs, to its teams. ... Margaret Stender is business woman and former college basketball player. ... The Chicago Sky are a current Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Chicago State University (CSU) is a state university in Chicago, Illinois. ... Stacy Tutt (born August 8, 1982 in Tappahannock, Virginia) is a running back with the New York Jets of the NFL. Categories: | | | | ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... Ben Zeskind (born January 19, 1983, in Miami, Florida) is a minor league switch-hitting second baseman in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. ... Craig Ziadie (born September 20, 1978 in Pembroke Pines, Florida) is a Jamaican-American soccer player, who last played right back for the MetroStars of Major League Soccer. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ...

Politics & Government

Watkins Moorman Abbitt (May 21, 1908 - July 13, 1998) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Virgil Hamlin Goode, Jr. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... James Steven Griles (born December 13, 1947) is the Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Interior. ... The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) is a Cabinet department of the United States government that manages and conserves most federally-owned land. ... Charles James Hughes, Jr. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... andrew montague is a skux ne hot chick hu wants him email ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Owen Bradford Pickett (born August 31, 1930) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Absalom Willis Robertson (May 27, 1887 - November 1, 1971) was a politician from the state of Virginia. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... Dave E. Satterfield, Jr. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... David E. Satterfield III (born December 2, 1920 in Richmond, Virginia, died September 30, 1988 in Richmond) was a U.S. Representative from Virginias 3rd congressional district. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Mary Sue Terry is a Democratic politician from Virginia. ... The Attorney General of Virginia is an executive office in the Government of Virginia. ... Robert E. Trono, Deputy Director of the United States Marshals Service Robert E. Trono is the current Deputy Director of the United States Marshals Service, assuming the position on January 8, 2006. ... United States Marshals star badge The United States Marshals Service (USMS) (sometimes incorrectly spelled “Marshals’ Service”) is an agency within the United States Department of Justice (see 28 U.S.C. Â§ 561) and is a federal police organization with special spheres of authority. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ...

Business

Leslie M. Bud Baker, Jr. ... Wachovia Corporation (NYSE: WB) is a large banking chain in the United States. ... Chris F. Daniel Corperate American - Retail Store Chain President - Torrid Based: City of Industry, CA Date of Birth: 1957 City of Birth: Richmond, VA, USA Graduate: University of Richmond, Richmond, VA Chris F. Daniel is the president of Torrid, a division of Hot Topic. ... Torrid is a chain store owned by Hot Topic. ... Hot Topic (NASDAQ: HOTT) is an American company that operates chain stores aimed at teenagers and young adults. ... Miller Brewing Company is the second largest American beermaker and is based in Milwaukee. ... Frank E. Resnik (October 14, 1928 - April 17, 1995) was CEO (1984-1989) and Chairman (1989-1991) of Phillip Morris USA. Resnik was born in Pleasant Unity, Pennsylvania. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... Philip Morris USA is the United States tobacco division of Altria Group, Inc. ... Wyeth, formerly known as American Home Products, is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. ... Ukrops is a grocery store chain located in central Virginia. ...

Humanities & Arts

Paul Duke (born 1926 in Richmond, VA) was a journalist and television host, most known for his 20-year stint as moderator of Washington Week on PBS. Upon graduation in 1947, Duke became a sports writer for Associated Press in Richmond. ... Washington Week in Review (also known as Washington Week) is a public affairs program on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... Douglas Southall Freeman (May 16, 1886 – June 13, 1953) was an American journalist and historian. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... Earl Hamner Jr. ... Spencers Mountain is a 1963 family film written, directed, and produced by Delmer Daves from a novel by Earl Hamner. ... Cover art for the DVD release of The Waltons first season. ... Falcon Crest was an American primetime television soap opera about the feud between the Channings and the Giobertis, two separate rich wine families in West Central California, around San Francisco in a fictional town, Tuscany Valley. ... Bruce Randall Hornsby (born November 23, 1954 in Williamsburg, Virginia) is an American singer, virtuoso pianist, accordion player, and songwriter. ... A singer is a musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco, California. ... Grant Shaud (born Edward Shaud III on February 27, 1961) is an American actor best known for playing the character of Miles Silverberg on the 1990s TV sitcom Murphy Brown. ... Murphy Brown was an Emmy Award-winning American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988 to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. ... The first season of The Apprentice aired on NBC in the winter and spring of 2004. ...

Science & Technology

  • Saul Krugman - scientist; conducted pioneering research on hepatitis B vaccine
  • Leland D. Melvin - NASA astronaut
  • Gregory Morrisett - Allen B. Cutting Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University
  • Alice T. Schafer - Past president, Association for Women in Mathematics, for whom the national prize for undergraduates given by the organization is named

Saul Krugman, was a medical researcher who discovered a vaccine against hepatitis B. Krugman was the first to distinguish hepatitis A from hepatitis B and made great strides in describing their different characteristics and behaviors. ... Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver and is caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV), a member of the Hepadnavirus family[1] and one of hundreds of unrelated viral species which cause viral hepatitis. ... Leland D. Melvin (February 15, 1964, Lynchburg, Virginia) is an American astronaut. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ...

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Colleges & Universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Private

Appalachian School of Law | Averett University | Bluefield College | Bridgewater College | Christendom College | Emory and Henry College | Ferrum College | George Washington University Virginia Campus | Hampden-Sydney College | Hampton University | Hollins University | Liberty University | Lynchburg College | Mary Baldwin College | Marymount University | Randolph-Macon College | Randolph-Macon Woman's College | Regent University | Roanoke College | Saint Paul's College | Shenandoah University | Southern Virginia University | Sweet Briar College | University of Appalachia College of Pharmacy | University of Mary Washington | University of Richmond | Virginia Intermont College | Virginia Union University | Virginia Wesleyan College | Washington and Lee University | Westwood College Of Technology See Virginia state entry. ... The Appalachian School of Law (ASL) is a fully-accredited private law school on a four building campus in Grundy, Virginia, a small town near the convergence of Virginia, Kentucky, and West Virginia. ... This article is in need of improvement. ... Bluefield College is a small religious college in Bluefield, Virginia. ... Bridgewater College, located in Bridgewater, Virginia, is the oldest co-educational four-year college in Virginia. ... // Campus Christendoms campus is located in the Shenandoah Valley in scenic Virginia. ... Emory and Henry College, which is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is a small, private, liberal arts college located in the Southwestern portion of Virginia near Abingdon. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... George Washington University Virginia Campus, better known to most as George Washington University Hampton Roads Center or GWU-HRC, is the Hampton Roads based campus of the George Washington University. ... Hampden-Sydney College is a liberal arts college for men located in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia. ... Hampton University (formerly Hampton Institute) is an American university located in Hampton, Virginia. ... Hollins University is a four-year institution of higher education, a private university located on a 475-acre campus on the border of Roanoke County, Virginia and Botetourt County, Virginia. ... Liberty University is a Christian liberal arts university in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA. It was founded as Lynchburg Baptist College in 1971 by Jerry Falwell, who was also the Senior Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church. ... Lynchburg College is a private college in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA, related by covenant to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. ... Mary Baldwin College is a private independent comprehensive four-year liberal arts womens college in Staunton, Virginia. ... Marymount University is a coeducational, four-year Catholic university whose main campus is located in Arlington, Virginia. ... Randolph-Macon College is a private, co-educational liberal arts college located in Ashland, Virginia, near the capital city of Richmond. ... Randolph-Macon Womans College is a private, liberal arts college situated in Lynchburg, Virginia. ... Regent University is an accredited institution of higher education with a curriculum based on Christian principles. ... Roanoke College is an independent, four-year, private, coeducational, liberal-arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. ... Several colleges around the world are called Saint Pauls College or St. ... Shenandoah University is a co-educational private university located in the city of Winchester, Virginia and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. ... Southern Virginia University is a liberal arts college located in Buena Vista, Virginia. ... Sweet Briar College is a liberal arts womens college in Sweet Briar, Virginia. ... The University of Appalachia College of Pharmacy, UACP, is a freestanding pharmacy school located in Oakwood, Virginia with additional facilities located in Grundy, Virginia. ... The University of Mary Washington (formerly Mary Washington College) is a coeducational, selective, state-funded, four-year liberal arts college and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges in Fredericksburg, Virginia about 55 miles (88 km) north of Richmond and 45 miles (80 km) south of Washington... Virginia Intermont College is a small private Baptist liberal arts college in Bristol, Virginia. ... Virginia Union University is an historically black university located in Richmond, Virginia, which was founded in 1865 by a former slave trader. ... Virginia Wesleyan College is a small Methodist liberal arts college on the border of Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Virginia offering a Bachelor of Arts in many disciplines. ... Washington and Lee University is a private liberal arts college in Lexington, Virginia, located adjacent to (but not affiliated with) Virginia Military Institute. ... Westwood College offers over 18 Associate and Bachelor Degree programs in business, criminal justice, gaming, fashion, computers & information technology, and design as well as degree, diploma, and certificate programs in health care, industrial services, and aviation maintenance. ...

Public

Christopher Newport University | George Mason University | James Madison University | Longwood University | University of Mary Washington | Marine Corps University | Norfolk State University | Old Dominion University | Radford University | University of Virginia | University of Virginia's College at Wise | Virginia Commonwealth University | Virginia Community College System | Virginia Military Institute | Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University | Virginia State University | College of William and Mary Christopher Newport University, locally abbreviated as CNU, is a small liberal arts university located in Newport News, Virginia. ... George Mason University, also known as GMU or simply Mason, is a public university in the United States. ... Wilson Hall, centerpiece of the JMU quad. ... Longwood University is a four-year public, liberal-arts university located in Farmville, Virginia. ... The University of Mary Washington (formerly Mary Washington College) is a coeducational, selective, state-funded, four-year liberal arts college and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges in Fredericksburg, Virginia about 55 miles (88 km) north of Richmond and 45 miles (80 km) south of Washington... The Marine Corps University was established on 1 August 1989 by Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Alfred M. Gray, reporting to the USMC Training And Education Command. ... Norfolk State University (NSU) is a four-year, state-supported, coed, liberal arts institution, founded in 1935 as the Norfolk State Unit of Virginia Union University (VUU). ... Old Dominion University (ODU) is a public research university located in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. It was established in 1930 as the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. ... Radford University is a public, state-funded, comprehensive university, located in the City of Radford, in Southwestern Virginia. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... The University of Virginias College at Wise, commonly called UVA-Wise, is a public college located in Wise, Virginia. ... Virginia Commonwealth University, or VCU, is a large public American research university with its main campuses located in downtown Richmond, Virginia. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and conform with our NPOV policy, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Virginia Military Institute (VMI), located in Lexington, Virginia, is the oldest state military college in the United States. ... Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, better known as Virginia Tech, is a public land grant polytechnic university in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. Although it is a comprehensive university with many departments, the agriculture, engineering, architecture, forestry, and veterinary medicine programs are considered to be among its strongest. ... Virginia State University, located in Ettrick, Virginia (near Petersburg, in the Richmond area), was founded on March 6, 1882. ... The College of William and Mary (also known as William & Mary, W&M or The College) is a small, selective, coeducational public university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. ...


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