September 19, 2014

English Alum Nominated for Emmy

UMW Alumnus Alexander Cardia ’07 is among the nominees for the 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards announced by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Cardia is nominated in the category of Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction, he was nominated for his animation and design work on Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle, produced by PBS. For a full list of nominees, visit:




Scanlon’s With Good Reason Interview to be Rebroadcast, June 21

English Professor Mara N. Scanlon’s interview about Walt Whitman and the famed poet’s experiences as a Civil War nurse will be rebroadcast on the public radio program “With Good Reason” beginning Saturday, June 21.

In 1862, poet Walt Whitman went to Fredericksburg to search in field hospitals for his brother who had been wounded in a Civil War battle. Shocked by the bloodshed, Whitman worked as a nurse for years through the end of the war.

The interview, “Whitman at War,” originally aired in 2009. The segment can be heard online at

Finally, the Right Fit

Simpson Library boasted new CD-ROMS. The Battlefield Athletic Complex had just been completed. And acid wash jeans and shoulder pads ruled Campus Walk.

Finally, the Right Fit

Mollie Welty's UMW journey, which started in 1989, came full circle at Commencement.

Creative Critics

A small circle of University of Mary Washington students scrutinized the printed sheets of poetry resting on their laps. Lost in their lively deliberation the amateur literary critics seemed oblivious to the bitter cold outside the Combs Hall window.

Working for the Rappahannock Review

Students work to produce a literary journal with a lasting legacy.

Creative Critics

Students work to produce a literary journal with a lasting legacy.

Inside the Beltway

Internships in the nation’s capital provide real-world experience for students.

Speaking Intensive

Professor Anand Rao uses every opportunity to make his students better communicators.

Chris Foss Presents at Inaugural Conference in Italy

Chris Foss


Chris Foss, professor of English, presented a paper entitled “Erin Go Bharat: Political Affiliations with Ireland in Fin-de-Siècle Indian English-Language Poetry” at the historic first-ever supernumerary joint meeting of the North American Victorian Studies Association, the British Association of Victorian Studies, and the Australasian Victorian Studies Association.  The conference took place during the first week of June in Venice, Italy.