May 28, 2017

Navy Leader Encourages Graduates to Embrace Change

Navy Deputy Assistant Secretary John D. Burrow challenged graduates to step up as leaders during his address at the University of Mary Washington’s graduate commencement Friday, May 12. “Too many times we see our leaders’ decisions become self-centered and, yes, at times ethically flawed,” said Burrow, who addressed graduates, family members, friends and faculty gathered […]

UMW Board of Visitors Adopts 2017-18 Budget, Tuition and Fees

The University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors approved a $125.2 million operating budget for 2017-18 at its meeting on Saturday, May 12. The budget includes a modest tuition and fee increase of 3.9 percent for full-time Virginia undergraduate students residing on-campus. Full-time Virginia residents living on campus will pay $22,344 per academic year, including […]

UMW Faculty Members to Receive Emeritus Status

Five longtime professors and faculty members will be awarded emeritus status during the University of Mary Washington’s graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13. Manning Collier will be named Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics during the University of Mary Washington’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Friday’s […]

UMW Awards Historic Preservation Book Prize

The University of Mary Washington’s Center for Historic Preservation has awarded the 2017 Historic Preservation Book Prize to Catherine Fleming Bruce for The Sustainers. The Center annually awards a prize to an author whose book has the most potential for having a positive impact on historic preservation in the United States. This year’s book prize jury focused […]

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, […]

Bales’ Cubs Article Scores Big

UMW Reference and Humanities Librarian Jack Bales has hit a home run in the sports writing world, scoring the 2017 McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award. The award, from the Society for American Baseball Research, celebrates authors who publish outstanding articles that “significantly expanded our knowledge or understanding of baseball.” Bales’ winning text, The Show Girl and […]

UMW Alumna Donates $1 Million for Comprehensive Scholarship

A member of the 1908 Society at the University of Mary Washington has donated $1 million to create a new Alvey Scholarship for exceptional students from states other than Virginia. The donor, who asked that her name and class year remain anonymous, wishes to enhance opportunities for out-of-state students to pursue their educational goals while […]

UMW Awarded $1 Million Grant for STEM Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Mary Washington a nearly million dollar grant to recruit, financially support and train 20 academically talented and diverse, low-income students who major in the sciences. The five-year grant, totaling $996,216, will fund a new Jepson Scholars Program that provides four-year scholarships averaging $7,500 annually to […]

“Devil’s Goat” Brew Taps Into UMW Tradition

One of the University of Mary Washington’s most time-tested traditions just got a little more spirit. Students chose “Devil’s Goat” as the official name of a custom-crafted UMW microbrew introduced at a recent release celebration. The beer, created by Fredericksburg-based Adventure Brewing Company, takes its name from the nearly century-old Devil-Goat Day rivalry. The friendly […]

Farnsworth Sends Novel Gift to Kazakhstan University

A recent gift to a university in Almaty, Kazakhstan, speaks volumes about UMW’s take on philanthropy and fostering international knowledge. One U.S. State Department email to Mary Washington Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Stephen J. Farnsworth brought this response: a donation of more than 100 books to al-Farabi Kazakh National University. “I offer […]