May 28, 2017

UMW Celebrates 2017 Graduates, May 12-13

More than 5,000 family and friends will converge on the Fredericksburg campus this weekend to celebrate the University of Mary Washington’s 106th commencement. On Friday, May 12, John D. Burrow, a deputy assistant secretary of the Navy, will give the graduate address at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall. On Saturday, Edward Ayers, […]

UMW Presidential Inauguration, A Friends and Family Affair

Rural Kirksville, Missouri, may not have a Target within its city limits, but it has two universities. And the presidents of A.T. Still University and Truman State University have become close colleagues and friends. When one president left to become president of a Virginia university, the departure left a void for the other president and […]

UMW Theatre to Close 2016-17 Season with Macbeth

UMW Theatre will close its 2016-17 season with Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Performances will be April 13-15 and April 19-22 at 7:30 p.m., and April 22 and 23 at 2 p.m. in Klein Theatre, duPont Hall. There will be a sign-interpreted performance on Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. On April 14, the “Friday Night […]

Festivities Highlight UMW Presidential Inauguration Week

A week of activities will pave the way for the inauguration of the University of Mary Washington’s 10th president, Troy D. Paino, on Friday, April 21. President Paino will be installed at 4:15 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium of George Washington Hall on the Fredericksburg campus. Paino assumed the presidency in July 2016, succeeding Richard V. […]

#MaryWashDay Makes History

The UMW community came together in a big way on March 14, 2017. Mary Wash Giving Day marked the largest single-day fundraising effort in Mary Washington history. In just 24 hours, 1,112 donors made gifts to areas across the University totaling $194,870.* Held on the 109th anniversary of UMW’s founding, #MaryWashDay was promoted across social media […]

UMW Named Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

The University of Mary Washington has been named one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright scholars, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Last spring, four UMW students and alumni were selected to travel, teach and explore new cultures thanks to prestigious Fulbright grants. The awards highlight the best results in the University’s history […]

UMW Psychology Professor Named Rising Star

  Laura C. Wilson, assistant professor of psychology, has been named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), a professional organization of more than 33,000 members from more than 80 countries. The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research careers post-Ph.D. “We […]

UMW Launches Pilot Program for Student Entrepreneurs

You developed an app that might have a place in the market and are conducting beta testing – but what comes next? Do you form an LLC? Do you need a trademark? These were just a few of the questions that junior Timothy Caish had when he walked into StartUpUMW, hosted by the UMW Center […]

UMW Geology Major, Brother, Claim World Gold

Laced up in skates – ice, inline and regular roller skates – UMW senior Natalie Motley has claimed one athletic title after another. But the recent gold-medal moment she shared with a sibling was something new. “To have both of us on top of the podium in our respective events, hearing the national anthem play twice, […]

Eagles Advance to NCAA Elite Eight

The UMW women’s volleyball team earned a spot in the NCAA’s Division III Elite Eight after defeating Juniata College 3-1 on Sunday at the Ron Rosner Area. The Eagles will face Washington University on Thursday in UMW’s first appearance in national quarterfinals in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. With the victory the Eagles improve to 30-3 on the […]