January 23, 2017

President Paino Shares Vision with Faculty and Staff

Continuing a new tradition of providing updates at the beginning of each semester, UMW President Troy Paino addressed the faculty and staff at an “All UMW Opening Assembly” on Thursday, Jan. 19, in Dodd Auditorium.  

UMW Galleries Host Two New Exhibitions

The University of Mary Washington Galleries will host two exhibitions, A Hot Smidge, on view in the duPont Gallery, from Jan. 26 through Feb. 5 and American Perspectives on Modernism, on view in the Ridderhof Martin Gallery from Jan. 26 through April 2. Opening receptions for both exhibits will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26, from […]

Fake News Researcher to Speak at UMW

Jonathan Albright, assistant professor of communications at Elon University, will present the 2017 DeAngelo Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hurley Convergence Center Digital Auditorium. Albright’s research into the fake news phenomenon and how it shaped the recent presidential election was featured in “Google, democracy, and the truth about internet search” […]

UMW Welcomes Back Students

This week UMW welcomes more than 4,000 undergraduates back to campus for the start of the spring 2017 semester. The coming weeks are packed with important dates and deadlines for students, as well as performances, athletics and other events to keep Fredericksburg residents – and the entire UMW community – entertained. The Great Lives lecture […]

UMW Launches New Accelerated MSGA Program

A new accelerated degree program continues to move  the University of Mary Washington’s Geographic Information Science program forward with the addition of the five-year option for the Masters of Science in Geospatial Analysis (MSGA). When it kicks off next fall, the new program, recently approved by UMW’s University Faculty Council, could save students time and […]

Noted Philosophy Professor to Present Talk at UMW Jefferson Lecture, Jan. 26

Philosophy Professor M. Andrew Holowchak will be the featured speaker at the University of Mary Washington’s annual Jefferson Lecture commemorating the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. The talk, titled “Jefferson and Jesus,” will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall. The event is open to the public […]

Political Rising Star Honors King Legacy

UMW will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a keynote speech from attorney Bakari Sellers on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in Chandler Ballroom, University Center. Bakari Sellers made history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent state representative to become the youngest member of the South […]

UMW Presents 2017 Great Lives Lecture Series

The University of Mary Washington will present its Crawley Great Lives Lecture Series beginning Tuesday, Jan. 24. The program, formerly known as the Chappell Lecture Series, has been re-named the Crawley Lecture Series, in honor of its founder and continuing director, UMW History Professor Emeritus William Crawley. Now in its 14th year, the four-month series […]

UMW Professor Receives Outstanding Faculty Award

Stephen J. Farnsworth, University of Mary Washington professor of political science and director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has received the prestigious 2017 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV). During the 17 years Farnsworth has taught at UMW, he has helped students develop a […]

Spirit Rock Gets a Blast to the Past

For a few days, at least, the giant hunk of granite just off Campus Walk looked less like a billboard and more like a big, colorful jewel. That’s thanks to adjunct professor of art and art history Christopher Mahonski, who sandblasted its surface to reveal its “rich color history.” “The rock, for me, signifies an […]