June 7, 2023

UMW Awards Emeritus Status to Veteran Faculty, Administrator

Three longtime faculty members and one veteran administrator will be awarded emeritus status during the University’s graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12. Friday’s graduate ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. Saturday’s undergraduate ceremony begins at 9 a.m. on Ball Circle on the Fredericksburg […]

UMW’s One Note Stand Releases First Single

The University’s a cappella group The One Note Stand celebrated its 10-year anniversary with its best-ever competition showing and the release of its first single, Give Love. After hosting an educational event for Cut Off Studios, a recording company based in Webster, New York, the group was given the unique opportunity to record the three-and-a-half-minute piece, […]

Rappahannock Scholars Program Emboldens UMW Students to Soar

Samantha St. John never planned to go to college. She was smart—her teachers often told her—but she didn’t think higher education was an option. Her parents never attended college, and the sticker price of a four-year degree kept her from pondering the possibility. That changed her junior year at Essex County High School, when a […]

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar to Speak at UMW

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lydia Liu will present a public lecture at the University of Mary Washington on Thursday, March 22. The free talk, “Fables of Romantic Science: Robinson Crusoe’s Naval Career,” is at 5 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 411. During her two-day visit, Liu also will meet with UMW honors students, Chinese […]

UMW to Host Forum on Redistricting, March 29

The University of Mary Washington will host a public forum on the politically charged topic of legislative voting districts on Thursday, March 29, in Monroe Hall, Room 346, on the Fredericksburg campus. The event, which begins at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public. Brian Canon, executive director of the redistricting reform group […]

Food Justice Project Serves Lesson on Waste

The screen showed mounds and mounds of perfectly good bread from bakeries in Europe – tossed out because of the countries’ regulations. In fact, according to the Food and Agriculture Association of the United Nations, 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted each year. The video, part of a course called Food Justice, got UMW […]

UMW Computer Club Wins Hackathon Competition

The student-run UMW chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Club took first place at the sixth annual HackU competition held Feb. 22-23 in Norfolk, Virginia. The hackathon, hosted by the Norfolk-based media and information services company Dominion Enterprises, pitted seven teams of Virginia college students against each other in a quest to create […]

UMW Remains Firmly Planted as “Tree Campus USA”

The Arbor Day Foundation this month named the University of Mary Washington a 2017 Tree Campus USA. This marks the third consecutive year UMW has earned the recognition, awarded to colleges and universities that promote healthy trees and engage their communities in the spirit of conservation. Only six Virginia schools made the cut, meeting the five core […]