April 25, 2019

13 Things You’ll Learn at UMW’s 13th Research and Creativity Day

They hunker down at the Hurley Convergence Center, set up shop at Simpson Library, dig in their heels at duPont. All across campus, at any minute of any day – whether they’re crunching numbers, adjusting microscopes, mixing acrylics or measuring for costumes – University of Mary Washington students are toiling away on something special. They […]

UMW Multicultural Fair Brightened a Cloudy Day

A little overcast and a few sprinkles couldn’t dampen the colorful spirit of the University of Mary Washington’s Multicultural Fair this past Saturday. Thousands turned out to the 29th annual event, designed to promote awareness of cultures across the globe. The weather forced entertainment, crafts, vendors and children’s entertainment inside various buildings, including George Washington […]

Multicultural Fair Brings Culture to Campus

Once a year the whole world comes to the University of Mary Washington. The 29th annual Multicultural Fair will bring a crisscross of cultures from around the globe to campus this Saturday. Think bellydancers and breakers, gospel and blues, tacos and funnel cakes, tapestries and tie-dyes. The event is one of the largest Mary Washington […]

‘The Country Wife’ Woos Audiences With Elaborate Costumes

The lilac-purple and daffodil-yellow hues spied on campus this weekend aren’t necessarily spring flowers. They also could be spectacular pastel wigs donned by talented students in University of Mary Washington Theatre’s production of the saucy 1675 satire The Country Wife. “The costumes are, indeed, stunning – brightly colored and 17th century in design,” said Professor of […]

Historic Preservation Students Dig Into Native American Tale

It could have been just any old rock. There were thousands of them under John Lightner’s feet at the edge of Aquia Creek. But this one was different. For Lightner, chief emeritus of Stafford County’s Patawomeck Indian tribe, it was a piece of the past. And, on a cold day last month, he smiled as […]

Peace Corps Top Producer: UMW Alums Serve Globally

Pasha was cutting a heart from a piece of paper when his scissors slipped and his finger started to bleed. The wound didn’t hurt the middle-school boy as badly as the words of his classmates, who worried that because Pasha has HIV, his blood might infect them. He started to cry. Peace Corps volunteer Carrie […]

Cybersecurity Program to Boost Regional Workforce

The University of Mary Washington will launch a new cybersecurity certification program – the only one of its kind in the Fredericksburg region – thanks to a $110,000 grant recently announced by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. The 12-week, 40-hour noncredit program will prepare Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP) for successful exam completion. The initiative […]

Professors to be Featured on ‘With Good Reason’ Radio

Two University of Mary Washington faculty members will be featured on the With Good Reason (WGR) public radio show throughout the next two weeks. Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Laura Bylenok and Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich will share their expertise on separate episodes with listeners across the country. […]

Black History Month: Rucker Recognized as Influential

He’s been a big name on campus for nearly four decades. Now UMW’s Cedric Rucker joins other big names – tennis legend Arthur Ashe, former Virginia Sen. Henry Marsh III and opera singer Lisa Edwards Burrs – on Richmond Public Schools’ (RPS) Black History Month Influential list. The honorees – all of whom attended Richmond […]

UMW Gets Big Date on ‘The Bachelor’

The Bachelor filmed its 23rd season in exotic locales like Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam. But directors of the hit ABC reality series deemed UMW’s Brompton, where part of next week’s show was shot, one of the season’s most beautiful sites. Captured last October in a cloud of secrecy, the annual “hometowns” episode brought Fredericksburg native Cayelynn […]