UR Downtown Spring Events 2013
Engaging and educating in the heart of our city
Thursday, January 17, 12:30-1 p.m.
What’s Left to Say About the Civil War?
Dr. Edward L. Ayers, President
Thursday, February 14, 12:30-1 p.m.
How Can the Italian Renaissance Shed Light on Our Ideas About Love?
Dr. Elena Calvillo, Associate Professor of Art History
Thursday, March 21, 12:30-1 p.m.
Is There a Biological Basis to Race?
Dr. April Hill, Associate Professor of Biology
Thursday, April 18, 12:30-1 p.m.
Is Our Childcare Market Failing?
Meredith Harbach, Assistant Professor of Law
Friday, February 1, 5-7 p.m.
Join us for an evening of song, dance, and improv with University performers! Works by Art 180 program participants will also be on view at UR Downtown for this special First Fridays opening.
Friday, March 1, 5-7 p.m.
Join us for a performance by the UR Jazz Combo and the opening of the special exhibition, Richmond Comes Together: Then and Now, featuring historic photographs of area non-profit organizations from the Valentine Richmond History Center and contemporary images of those same organizations who continue to impact our city today.
Friday, April 5, 5-8 p.m.
Join us for a fifth anniversary celebration of the Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service and the opening of Mapping RVA: Where You Live Makes All the Difference, an exhibition organized by Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia (HOME) in conjunction with Affordable Housing Awareness Week. Dr. John V. Moeser, senior fellow of the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, will give a special presentation at 6 p.m.
Led by Downtown Ambassadors, these Friday afternoon excursions enable participants to connect with cultural and historical highlights in downtown Richmond. The group will meet at Tyler Haynes Commons at 3 p.m. and travel by shuttle or GRTC 16 bus to each destination.
Friday, January 25, 3-5:30 p.m.
Richmond Symphony Open Rehearsal
Friday, February 8, 3-6 p.m.
Chihuly at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Friday, February 15, 3-5:30 p.m.
A History of Richmond in 50 Objects at the Valentine Richmond History Center
Tuesday, February 19, 5-8 p.m.
Join us for dinner and discussion at UR Downtown, followed by a short walk to the School Board Meeting. The UR Downtown Shuttle departs from Tyler Haynes Commons at 5 p.m. Return shuttles depart from City Hall after the School Board Meeting.
Monday, March 25, 5-8 p.m.
Join us for dinner and discussion at UR Downtown, followed by a short walk to the City Council Meeting. The UR Downtown Shuttle departs from Tyler Haynes Commons at 5 p.m. Return shuttles depart from City Hall after the City Council Meeting.
Faculty, staff, students, and members of the Richmond community who are interested in participating may contact Alexandra Byrum. Space is limited at each dinner, so please include all of the dates that you are available to join us. You will receive an invitation by e-mail for one of your preferred dates.
Megan Zanella-Litke, Sustainability Coordinator
February: The Arts as Social Commentary
Chuck Mike, Associate Professor of Theatre
March: Healthcare Access
Dr. Rick Mayes, Associate Professor of Political Science
April: Affordable Housing
Dr. Amy Howard, Executive Director, Bonner Center for Civic Engagement