October 21, 2016

Great Lives Series Renamed to Honor Director

The University of Mary Washington’s popular Great Lives lecture series will return in January 2017 with a new name. The popular program has been renamed The William B. Crawley Lecture Series to honor its director, the University’s Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History who created the series in 2004. The announcement was made at a 2017 […]

UMW To Host 1st Congressional District Debate, Oct. 24

The University of Mary Washington will host a 1st Congressional District Debate on Monday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. Independent candidate Gail Parker will join Democratic challenger Matt Rowe and incumbent Republican Rep. Rob Wittman. The 1st District includes more than 15 counties and includes parts of Stafford, Spotsylvania and the city […]

UMW Professor, Alumna Receive Library of Virginia Literary Award

Assistant Professor of English Jon Pineda and University of Mary Washington alumna Kristen Green were among the 2016 Library of Virginia Literary Award recipients announced Saturday, Oct. 15. Recognizing authors who have enriched the lives of those in Virginia, the awards are presented to outstanding Virginia authors in the categories of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. The nonfiction […]

UMW Ghost Walk Returns to Fredericksburg

When the sun goes down in historic downtown Fredericksburg, the night comes alive. As the University of Mary Washington celebrates its 32nd Annual Ghost Walk on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday Oct. 22, the Fredericksburg nightlife will even get spooky. Hosted by UMW’s Historic Preservation Club, the 45-minute haunted tours will run from 6 to […]

UMW to Host Digital Identity Summit, Oct. 21

The University of Mary Washington will explore the relationship between digital presence and professional development with a career-focused digital identity summit on Friday, Oct. 21. Featuring a keynote address by Jake Ridgway, director of North American Recruiting for comScore, Inc., the program will include panels of students, alumni and employers discussing what it means to […]

UMW Philharmonic to Host Masterworks Concert

The University of Mary Washington Philharmonic will host its annual masterworks concert on Saturday, Oct. 22. Featuring 19th century classics, the concert will include performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica,” Jean Sibelius’ Finlandia and Bedrich Smetana’s The Moldau. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. Tickets are $25 […]

UMW Receives $300,000 Grant to Help Sexual Violence Victims

The University of Mary Washington will receive nearly $300,000 to help victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. The University is among 45 institutions of higher education—one of only two in Virginia– to receive a total of $25 million from the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women. “This grant will go a long […]

Princeton Review Ranks UMW as a Green College

For the second year straight, the University of Mary Washington has been ranked among the nation’s top “green colleges.” The ranking appears in the 2016 edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 361 Green Colleges. The Princeton Review profiles colleges with the most exceptional commitments to sustainability based on their academic offerings and career preparation […]

Melchers Studio to Host Photo Exhibition

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont will host a juried exhibition of contemporary photographs depicting the buildings and grounds of Belmont from March 18 to May 21, 2017. The museum will begin accepting submissions Monday, January 23. “Dozens of professional and amateur photographers have used Belmont’s unique architecture and beautiful gardens and woodlands as […]

UMW Alumni Named “Leaders in the Law”

Two University of Mary Washington alumni, Declan Leonard ’91 and Cullen Seltzer ’90, have been named “Leaders in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Now in its 11th year, the award recognizes lawyers who are setting the standard for law in the commonwealth. Leonard and Seltzer were among 26 […]