November 20, 2017

Eagle Madness Returns to UMW, Nov. 7

UMW Athletics will kick off its 2017-18 basketball season with Eagle Madness on Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Rosner Arena at the Anderson Center. The event, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., precedes the University’s basketball season opener on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Eagle Madness is a pep rally-style event with dance performances, fan contests, and prizes. Also, on […]

Talk to Focus on Immigration in America

Three UMW professors will lead a “Coffee & Conversation” presentation on immigration in America tonight – Wednesday, Oct. 25 – at 5 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 411. Co-sponsored by the James Farmer Multicultural Center and the Diversity and Unity Coordinating Committee (DUCC), the talk will touch on the politics and opinions surrounding immigration in […]

UMW History Professor Wins Book Prize

Allyson M. Poska, University of Mary Washington professor of history, has won the 2016 best book prize from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women for Gendered Crossings: Women and Migration in the Spanish Empire. Gendered Crossings explores the diverse settings of the Iberian Atlantic and the transformations in peasants’ gendered experiences as they […]

UMW Welcomes Alumni for Homecoming 2017

Hundreds of University of Mary Washington alumni, family and friends will converge onto the Fredericksburg campus this weekend, Oct. 20-21, to celebrate Homecoming weekend. Festivities will include UMW’s annual tailgating event beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Battleground Athletic Complex for an afternoon of sports competition. Key matchups include women’s rugby against alumni, […]

UMW Professor Reimagines Role in Poverty’s End with Sidekick Manifesto

What’s your role in the story of poverty’s end? Are you the hero, or are you the sidekick? That’s the question UMW Associate Professor of Economics Shawn Humphrey asked two years ago before crafting the “Sidekick Manifesto,” a statement that calls for a supportive role – as opposed to a leading role – in  the […]

Faculty Panel Ties Social Media to Classroom

A six-person panel of UMW faculty from across campus gave its take on digital learning in the classroom last night during “Web Culture in the Disciplines.” The presentation at the Hurley Convergence Center was the latest installment in the second annual Digital Liberal Arts series, hosted by the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies. Instructional […]

Ghostwalk Floats Through Fredericksburg

The spirits of Fredericksburg’s past will once again roam the city streets next weekend during the 33rd annual Ghostwalk, sponsored by UMW’s Historic Preservation Club. The 45-minute educational experience begins every 10 minutes at the James Monroe Museum on Charles Street. Tickets are required. UMW student volunteers claim the roles of once-predominant Fredericksburg figures, including […]

UMW Galleries Hosts Two New Exhibits

The University of Mary Washington Galleries will host two exhibitions: Light Works: A Century of Photography, on view in the Ridderhof Martin Gallery, and All But Ordinary, on view in the duPont Gallery. Both exhibits run from Oct. 26 through Dec. 3. Opening receptions for both exhibits will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 […]

Former NFL Executive to Give Talk at UMW

Tola Murphy-Baran, the first female senior executive of the National Football League, will give a talk at the University of Mary Washington on Thursday, Oct. 19. Murphy-Baran’s discussion, “If I Hear ‘Pardon My French’ One More Time…Perspectives from the NFL’s First Female Senior Executive,” will focus on the topic of women in sports and the […]

Digital Liberal Arts Series Continues Oct. 12

The Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies will present “Web Culture in the Disciplines” on Thursday, Oct. 12. The faculty panel discussion is the second of three sessions planned for the annual Digital Liberal Arts series, which showcases UMW’s goal of maintaining its stance as a leader in weaving digital practices throughout the college curriculum. […]