May 26, 2024

UMW Dedicates Mural Honoring First African-American Alumna

Dr. Venus Romance Jones. It’s no wonder University of Mary Washington senior Timbila Kabre said she had “fallen in love” while researching the late physician bearing that name, who in 1968, became the first African-American woman to graduate from Mary Washington. “Dr. Jones’ hard work, passion and love for others … is absolutely inspiring,” she […]

UMW Professors Find Creative Ways to Teach Through COVID-19

Teaching at Mary Washington looks a bit different lately. Andi Smith films YouTube videos with her children to demonstrate architectural principles. Zach Whalen uses cartoons to teach a digital studies lesson. Smita Jain Oxford holds Zoom office hours for business majors on her daily jog. When the University moved to virtual classes last month due […]

Grad Grows Student Volunteer Work Into Directorship

Crouched down in the dirt, tugging at crabgrass and dandelions, Sarah Perry ’07 felt free. More than a decade later, she still recalls that as a Mary Washington student volunteer at Downtown Greens, she found a sort of solace in weeding, and a passion began to take root. A bit of a dreamer in college, […]

UMW Galleries Highlights Faculty Artists

The works of 11 faculty members in the Department of Studio Art will be featured in one of two exhibitions hosted by the University of Mary Washington Galleries, beginning Thursday, Sept. 6. The exhibits, UMW Studio Art Faculty Exhibition in the duPont Gallery, and Museums as Viewing Machines: Work by Jeffrey Abt in the Ridderhof […]

Environmental Art Takes Root in Downtown Garden

While most UMW students completed final exams in classrooms this week, Art Professor Carole Garmon took her environmental art class outdoors. Surrounded by foliage, students went to work at Downtown Greens, a community greenspace on Charles Street in Fredericksburg. They installed beneath a sweltering sun a wild rose trellis and a “tiny library” – a […]