August 25, 2019

History Professor Talks Tourism on ‘With Good Reason’ Radio

University of Mary Washington Associate Professor of History and American Studies Will Mackintosh will be featured on the With Good Reason (WGR) public radio show. The episode, Selling the Sights, will air daily starting tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 24, and continuing through Aug. 30. Titled after Mackintosh’s book, Selling the Sights: The Invention of the Tourist in […]

President Paino: UMW Fosters Connections, Community

What makes Mary Washington shine in Virginia’s intensely competitive higher-education environment? According to President Troy Paino, it’s connections and a sense of community. He delivered that message at his All-UMW Assembly this morning, where he shared accomplishments, updates and reflections with a roomful of faculty and staff, as the campus prepares to welcome a new […]

UMW Grant to Help Students Recover From Substance Addiction

The University of Mary Washington has received a $50,000 grant for a unique program that helps students in various stages of recovery from alcohol and substance abuse and addiction. The “Expanding Collegiate Recovery in Virginia” grant, awarded this month by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), will fund growth for UMW’s Eagles […]

UMW Earns Spot Among Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges’

The University of Mary Washington has once again been named among the nation’s best byThe Princeton Review’s annual publication, The Best 384 Colleges. The 2020 edition of the leading college guide, which debuted today, profiles only about 13 percent of the nation’s 3,000 four-year colleges.   In it, students gave UMW high marks in both campus […]

UMW’s Eagle Village Welcomes AT&T Mobility, Patriot Subs

New Eagle Village businessesThe University of Mary Washington Foundation has announced that UMW’s Eagle Village will welcome two new businesses. Wireless communication services giant AT&T Mobility and made-to-order sandwich shop Patriot Subs will arrive soon on the ground floor of the Eagle Landing section of the residential and retail mixed-use Eagle Village development. Patriot Subs leased the 1,500 […]

Summer Science Symposium Brings Students’ Theories to Life

Summer Science SymposiumUMW senior Hannah Frederick boiled a summer’s worth of scientific research down to a single hypothetical question. Cool and collected, she asked a crowd yesterday: How can math be used to keep Eve from accessing online conversations between Alice and Bob? Despite the easy-to-digest synopsis, Frederick’s project – Applications of Circulant Matrices Over Finite Fields […]

Fiske Names UMW Among Best Colleges for 10th Consecutive Year

For the 10th consecutive year, The Fiske Guide to Colleges has named University of Mary Washington among the country’s best colleges for delivering outstanding academics and reasonable prices. Among top-selling publications that compare colleges, the prestigious Fiske Guide is often considered the gold standard resource of its type. The 2020 edition, the 36th annual issue, […]

Governor Appoints UMW’s Rucker to Transportation Board

University of Mary Washington Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Life Cedric Rucker will soon weigh in on some of Virginia’s most important transportation issues. Gov. Ralph Northam announced the appointment last week of Rucker, a 1981 Mary Washington graduate and longtime University employee, to the Commonwealth Transportation Board. “I am so honored by […]

Mary Washington Orientation Welcomes First-Year Students

Today and tomorrow, the University of Mary Washington begins welcoming its newest Eagles during First-Year Student Orientation for the 2019-20 school year. The two-day session is the first of six scheduled throughout the month for nearly 1,000 incoming students, both freshmen and transfers. Upcoming undergraduates will dine at the Top of the UC, tour residence […]

Mary Washington Athletics Sweeps CAC Awards

University of Mary Washington’s Division III athletes scored big in this season’s Capital Athletic Conference competition. Landing in a trio of top spots for the 2018-19 season, Eagles athletes raked in the most points in both men’s and women’s competition, as well as in the overall category. Interim Athletic Director Patrick Catullo, Vice President for […]