September 25, 2022

Presidents Share Similar Philosophies

They were born two centuries apart, but a press conference held, appropriately, on Presidents Day proved that the nation’s fifth president and the University of Mary Washington’s 10th president have similar ideas about education, democracy and civil responsibility. James Monroe, portrayed by historical re-enactor Jay Harrison, and University President Troy Paino shared the stage in […]

Maggie Anderson Keynotes UMW Black History Month Celebration

Noted activist Maggie Anderson will provide the keynote lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 8, as part of the Black History Month celebration at the University of Mary Washington. Anderson and her family made history and dominated headlines as national media covered their year-long stand in honor of black professionals, entrepreneurs, businesses and neighborhoods. The Anderson family lived […]

Belmont Portrayed: Through a Lens Entries Open Jan. 23-Feb. 17

Gari Melchers Home and Studio will accept on-line entries beginning Jan. 23 for a juried exhibition of contemporary photographs depicting the buildings and grounds of Belmont. Belmont Portrayed: Through a Lens will be open to the public from March 18 through May 21. The exhibition follows last year’s successful Belmont Portrayed exhibition that featured traditional […]

James Monroe Inauguration Bicentennial

University of Mary Washington President Troy Paino and James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, will share the stage on Monday, Feb. 20, for a one-of-a-kind Presidents Day press conference focused on the themes of leadership and civic responsibility. The session, featuring historical re-enactor James “Jay” G. Harrison III as Monroe, will be […]

UMW Welcomes Back Students

This week UMW welcomes more than 4,000 undergraduates back to campus for the start of the spring 2017 semester. The coming weeks are packed with important dates and deadlines for students, as well as performances, athletics and other events to keep Fredericksburg residents – and the entire UMW community – entertained. The Great Lives lecture […]

Political Rising Star Honors King Legacy

UMW will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a keynote speech from attorney Bakari Sellers on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in Chandler Ballroom, University Center. Bakari Sellers made history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent state representative to become the youngest member of the South […]

UMW Presents 2017 Great Lives Lecture Series

The University of Mary Washington will present its Crawley Great Lives Lecture Series beginning Tuesday, Jan. 24. The program, formerly known as the Chappell Lecture Series, has been re-named the Crawley Lecture Series, in honor of its founder and continuing director, UMW History Professor Emeritus William Crawley. Now in its 14th year, the four-month series […]

UMW Debate Team Examines Electoral College

The University of Mary Washington Debate Team will host a public debate on the topic of abolishing the Electoral College on Thursday, Dec. 1. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 8 p.m. in Monroe Hall, Room 116, on the Fredericksburg campus. The topic for the debate will be […]

UMW Psychology Professor Featured on With Good Reason

  Assistant Professor of Psychological Science Mindy Erchull will be featured on the radio program With Good Reason Dec. 3-9. Titled “The Glass Ceiling and the Ivory Tower”, the show takes a look at tough issues facing women in the 21st century. A new study from Erchull proves that sexual self-empowerment may be harder […]

Drive Garners 6,000-Plus Pounds of Food

This year’s STOP Hunger Food Drive drummed up 6,576 pounds of food for the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank. The University of Mary Washington initiative was sponsored by Sodexo’s Campus Dining Services and the UMW Athletic Department.Cans of soup, packets of potatoes and oodles of packaged, nonperishable goods – as well as cash donations – were […]