April 25, 2019

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UMW Announces 2019 Commencement Speakers

Two accomplished alumnae will be the featured speakers at the University of Mary Washington’s 2019 commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11. Terrie L. Suit, chief executive officer for the Virginia Realtors, will speak at the graduate ceremony Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall.  Ann Elizabeth Guthrie, chief […]

UMW Celebrates Special Olympian ‘Amazing Grace’

“Positive.” That’s how UMW sophomore Maddie Shifflett summed up her on-campus hero yesterday at the University Center. Her response to NBC 4 reporter Dave Culver’s request to describe longtime Mary Washington dining associate Grace Anne Braxton in one word made it to the 6 p.m. news. “Just like a ray of sunshine and happiness,” Shifflett, […]

Rettinger Comments on Student Cheating

David Rettinger, associate professor of Psychological Science

David Rettinger, associate professor of Psychological Science

Associate Professor of Psychological Science David Rettinger was quoted about why student cheat in a column in the Indiana Evening News and Tribune.  “Cheating is contagious,” said Rettinger who told columnist Terry Stawar that seeing other students cheat disinhibits and increases the tendency to cheat. Rettinger also is president of the International Center for Academic Integrity, which aims to combat cheating, plagiarism and academic dishonesty.  View the article “A cheatin’ heart” at Cheating is contagious.

 

 

Fallon Featured about Regional Spelling Bee

Associate Professor of Liguistics Paul D. Fallon

Associate Professor of Linguistics Paul Fallon was mentioned in The Free Lance-Star in an article about the regional spelling bee. To view the article, visit “‘Meritocracy’ for the win: Fauquier’s Evan Hunter is champ of Fredericksburg Regional Spelling Bee.”

 

Parking Restrictions During Job & Internship Fair, March 21

On Thursday, March 21, approximately 100 employers will attend UMW’s Job and Internship Fair, which will be held in the Chandler Ballroom of the University Center. This is an important event for our students as they seek to make the transition from college to career.

 As a result, a large portion of the George Washington parking lot as well as the Annex lot next to the UC will be closed from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Additional parking is available in the Battleground parking lot and the Alvey parking deck.

 For more information, contact Rose Maddox, operations and employer relations manager, at rwagner@umw.edu.

 Thank you for your support of this event.

 

Bylenok Featured on With Good Reason Public Radio Show

Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Laura Bylenok

Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Laura Bylenok

Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Laura Bylenok will be featured in an upcoming segment of With Good Reason on public radio stations across the country.  An award-winning poet who stitches together her love of science with her passion for the written word, Bylenok will read from her recent collection on WGR’s Poetry That Heals, airing March 16 to 22.

“In college, [Bylenok] was fascinated with genetic engineering. Now, she manipulates language, not DNA,” says the show’s description. “Her recent book turns familiar forms into poetic laboratory experiments.”

Sharing selections from her book Warp, winner of the 2015 T.S. Eliot Prize, Bylenok describes her fascination with molecular biology and genetics, explaining her use of the words and concepts they conjure to put the human condition into prose. An inspiration for her poem Genome, she tells WGR host Sarah McConnell, before reading the piece on air, is a haunting image left by a past professor, an endocrinologist who sewed together pairs of living rats.

With Good Reason airs Sundays at 2 p.m. in Fredericksburg on Radio IQ 88.3 Digital. A complete list of broadcast times and audio files of the full programs (posted the week of the show) can be found online at www.withgoodreasonradio.org. Produced by Virginia Humanities for the Virginia Higher Education Broadcasting Consortium, With Good Reason airs on 100 stations in 33 states.  Read more.

Hansen-Glucklich Shares Expertise on With Good Reason

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich will share her expertise on separate with listeners across the country on the  With Good Reason radio program. Hansen-Glucklich, who studies how museums in the U.S., Berlin and Jerusalem portray the Holocaust, will be featured on Finding Marginalized Jewish Voices in Selma, Alabama, March 23 to 29.

Hansen-Glucklich relates to WGR listeners the results of her extensive reviews of three Holocaust museums – Israel’s Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Germany’s Jewish Museum in Berlin and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, D.C. Her book, Holocaust Memory Reframed: Museums and the Challenges of Representation, chronicles her observations of the architecture and exhibits of each, and how they communicate the Holocaust narrative within specific cultural contexts.

“How does a nation deal with its own crimes? How does it represent itself as a perpetrator?” Hansen-Glucklich asks on the show. Often, she explains, museums across Germany and Austria do so by telling the story of the Holocaust from the victims’ point of view. “This is very important to give them back their voice,” she said.

Hansen-Glucklich holds a Ph.D. in Germanic languages and literatures from the University of Virginia. She has been a visiting professor at the Universität Wien and the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, and held fellowships at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the USHMM and with the German Academic Exchange Service. She is currently working on a book about German Jewish immigrants to Israel in the 1930s.

With Good Reason airs Sundays at 2 p.m. in Fredericksburg on Radio IQ 88.3 Digital. A complete list of broadcast times and audio files of the full programs (posted the week of the show) can be found online at www.withgoodreasonradio.org. Produced by Virginia Humanities for the Virginia Higher Education Broadcasting Consortium, With Good Reason airs on 100 stations in 33 states.  Read more.

Seacobeck Renovation to Begin in March

The renovation of Seacobeck Hall into the new home for the College of Education will commence in March 2019, starting with material abatement and demolition of the existing loading dock.  The construction manager for this project, Whiting-Turner, will install barrier fencing around the perimeter of Seacobeck Hall March 6-8.  The loading dock and all parking between Seacobeck Hall and Ridderhof Martin Art Gallery will be CLOSED starting at 7 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2019, and will remain closed for the duration of the renovation.  The project is targeted for completion in August 2020.

Please contact Rob Johnston at 540-654-1299 or at rjohnst2@umw.edu with questions.

Parsons Presents at Mary Talks, March 13

Carolyn Parsons, Special Collections Librarian

Carolyn Parsons, Special Collections Librarian

The latest installment of Mary Talks features Carolyn Parsons ’83, Simpson Library’s Head of Special Collections and University Archives, who will present “Exploring the Treasures of UMW’s Special Collections and University Archives” on Wednesday, March 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Hurley Convergence Center Digital Auditorium.

This event is free, but registration is requested. To register to attend in person, go to https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1588/rd17/interior.aspx?sid=1588&gid=1&pgid=2265&cid=5078. To register to view online, visit https://www.alumni.umw.edu/redirect.aspx?linkID=320341&sendId=149988&eid=74981&gid=1&authkey=[AUTH_KEY_HERE_5082].

Chiang Publishes, Presents Research Articles

Professor of Mathematics Yuan Jen Chiang

Professor of Mathematics Yuan Jen Chiang

Yuan-Jen Chiang, Professor of Mathematics, had a research article “Remarks of Exponentially Harmonic Maps” published in Revue Roumaine de Mathematiques Pures et Appliquees by Romanian Academy. She also presented  her publication “Exponentially Harmonic Maps between Finsler Manifolds” in Manuscripita Mathematica at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.