February 25, 2017

Hidden Figures Chosen as 2017-18 Common Read

  Incoming first-year students at the University of Mary Washington will learn in-depth about the crucial role a team of female African-American mathematicians played in the early days of America’s space program. The University has selected Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space […]

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 […]

Presidents Share Similar Philosophies

They were born two centuries apart, but a press conference held, appropriately, on Presidents Day proved that the nation’s fifth president and the University of Mary Washington’s 10th president have similar ideas about education, democracy and civil responsibility. James Monroe, portrayed by historical re-enactor Jay Harrison, and University President Troy Paino shared the stage in […]

James Monroe Museum Collection Available Online

More than 70 artifacts from the James Monroe Museum now can be viewed online, thanks to a new partnership between the Google Cultural Institute and the Fredericksburg museum. This new virtual collection displays historically significant artifacts illustrating the life and times of James Monroe in just a few clicks at https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/partner/the-james-monroe-museum. The display is part […]

UMW Announces 2017 Commencement Speakers

A civilian leader for the Department of the Navy and a former president of the University of Richmond will be the guest speakers at the University of Mary Washington’s 2017 commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13. John D. Burrow, a deputy assistant secretary of the Navy, will give the graduate address […]

UMW Announces 2017 Commencement Speakers

A civilian leader for the Department of the Navy and a former president of the University of Richmond will be the guest speakers at the University of Mary Washington’s 2017 commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13. John D. Burrow, a deputy assistant secretary of the Navy, will give the graduate address […]

Arbor Day Foundation Honors UMW

The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the University of Mary Washington as a 2016 Tree Campus USA for its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the second consecutive year the University has received the Tree Campus USA designation. Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors […]

Arbor Day Foundation Honors UMW

The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the University of Mary Washington as a 2016 Tree Campus USA for its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the second consecutive year the University has received the Tree Campus USA designation. Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors […]

Virginia Education Coalition Honors UMW Professor

University of Mary Washington Professor of Education George Meadows will be recognized for an innovative 3D-printing program that he developed and implemented in regional public schools. The Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition has selected Meadows’ program, “Makerspaces in Schools,” among the 2017 Programs That Work. The nonprofit education coalition will honor Meadows at a Feb. […]

James Monroe Inauguration Bicentennial

  The James Monroe Museum will mark the beginning of a year of celebrations honoring the bicentennial of James Monroe’s presidency with an Inauguration Reenactment on Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the steps of Monroe Hall on the Fredericksburg campus of the University of Mary Washington. James Monroe was […]