May 3, 2016

UMW Philharmonic Orchestra Presents “Citizen Salute Award” to Howard Owen

  The University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra presented its prestigious “Citizen Salute Award” to area businessman Howard Owen during its spring season finale concert. The award is given annually by the Philharmonic’s Board of Directors to recognize outstanding community service and dedication to the arts. “As a local business man and a Virginian, Howard […]

UMW Dean of Student Life Named ‘Living Legacy’

University of Mary Washington Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life Cedric Rucker was awarded the Richmond Public Schools (RPS) Living Legacy distinction Friday, April 29. He was recognized as an inspirational leader who exemplifies an extraordinary life. Rucker was honored along with a handful of other alumni of Richmond Public […]

UMW Students Receive Fulbright Grants

Five University of Mary Washington students and alumni will travel, teach and explore new cultures thanks to prestigious Fulbright grants. The awards highlight the best results in the University’s history of student Fulbright awards, bringing the total to 18 scholarships since 2006.  In 2013, the Chronicle of Higher Education recognized UMW as one of the […]

UMW Geography Professor Receives Waple Achievement Award

University of Mary Washington Professor of Geography Steve Hanna was named the recipient of the 2016 Waple Faculty Professional Achievement Award at a general faculty meeting on Wednesday, April 20. Established in honor of Shirley Van Epps Waple, a 1952 graduate of the University, the nomination-based award recognizes faculty members who have made outstanding contributions […]

Annual Research and Creativity Day Set for April 22

All semester, students from a variety of disciplines have been working toward showing off their finished products at the end of the year. On April 22, they will get their chance at this year’s Research and Creativity Day. UMW’s Research and Creativity Day is an annual event that serves as a day of celebration for […]

UMW Awards Historic Preservation Book Prize

The University of Mary Washington’s Center for Historic Preservation has awarded the 2016 Historic Preservation Book Prize to Barbara Miller Lane for Houses for a New World: Builders and Buyers in American Suburbs, 1945-1965. The Center annually awards a prize to an author whose book has the most potential for having a positive impact on […]

Belmont Portrayed Award Winners Announced

Gari Melchers Home and Studio has announced the People’s Choice cash award winners for the current “Belmont Portrayed” exhibition, which features art depicting the Belmont grounds and buildings, in celebration of the museum’s 40th anniversary. Elena Broach of Fredericksburg earned the first-place award of $1,000 for her piece, “Eleven Steps.” In second place was Jenna […]

UMW Dedicates Hurley Convergence Center

The University of Mary Washington dedicated the Hurley Convergence Center in honor of President Richard V. Hurley on Friday, April 15. The ceremony also featured the unveiling of President Hurley’s official presidential portrait. Previously known as the Information and Technology Convergence Center, the Hurley Convergence Center features a rich array of digital technology resources, flexible […]

UMW Board Establishes Fossil Fuel Investment Guideline

The University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors has requested that the Board of the UMW Foundation revise its investment policy to limit discretionary fossil fuel investments to a range of two to four percent. This move comes on the heels of a comprehensive study conducted by a special subcommittee of The President’s Council on […]

Monroe Papers’ Editor Receives National History Award

Cassandra Good, associate editor of the Papers of James Monroe at the University of Mary Washington, received the 2016 Mary Jurich Nickliss Prize in U.S. Women’s and/or Gender History from the Organization of American Historians. The award, which OAH gives annually for the most original book in U.S. women’s and/or gender history, was presented earlier this […]