June 9, 2023

MARY TALKS: President Troy Paino’s “Here’s Another Nice Mess”

MARY TALKS: President Troy Paino's "Here's Another Nice Mess"

Join us ONLINE for the next Mary Talk of the 2021-22 academic year!

For this season’s finale, we will will hear from Troy D. Paino, Ph.D., president of the University. Dr. Paino will present, “Here’s Another Nice Mess: How Do We Respond to this Moment?”

COVID has disrupted our lives and torn at the fabric of our communities, plunging some into an existential crisis. In addition to this global health crisis, we are facing social unrest, democracy in peril, climate change, growing inequality, a mental health epidemic, drug abuse, lost faith in institutions, internet-fueled misinformation campaigns, increased violence, racial strife, and more.

While these times might feel unprecedented, the University of Mary Washington was founded during a similarly fraught time. Indeed, the University owes its very existence to the Commonwealth’s investment of hope in our democracy’s future in 1908. One hundred and fourteen years later, how do we respond to this moment and foster a spirit of renewal?

Wednesday, April 20
7:00-8:00 p.m. (EDT)
Online (via Zoom)

If you haven’t already, register below to watch the Talk online. You will receive a link to the streaming video, which can be watched live or at a later time. You also will have the opportunity to submit questions to be asked of the speaker at the end of the Talk.

We look forward to seeing you online!

Register now.