July 1, 2022

Visualizing a Virus: Alum’s Art Captures Emotions of a Pandemic

Hadrian Mendoza isn’t glorifying the novel coronavirus at the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic. But in images of the tiny particle, he sees more than fear, suffering, loss and grief. To Mendoza, a 1996 Mary Washington graduate and internationally known fine-arts potter, viruses have long represented a fascinating intersection of danger and beauty. Starting in […]

Alumnus Cooks Up Initiative to Feed Families

Acclaimed chef and restaurant owner Erik Bruner-Yang and his wife welcomed their third child and bought their first home in January. Just eight weeks later, the same weekend they moved into their new house in Washington, D.C., the mayor ordered all city restaurants to close because of COVID-19. The 2007 UMW graduate felt fortunate that […]

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 […]

Cabot Creamery Executive Shares How to Dance Among Giants

Alumna Roberta MacDonald credits the University of Mary Washington with giving her the tools it took to help launch her extraordinary 40-year marketing career. She’s served as Vermont’s first marketing director and worked for such heavy-hitters as the San Francisco Opera, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, American Express and the Vietnam […]

Sports Marketer Urges Students to Make Passion a Goal

Kyle Ragsdale was on his honeymoon when – as if his life weren’t about to change enough already – he had an “a-ha” moment. Gazing out at the beautiful French Riviera with his new wife, he made another pledge to his future. “I decided I would never do a job again unless I loved it,” […]

Fontem Publishes in Annals of Operations Research

Belleh Fontem, assistant professor in the College of Business, recently had his article “An Optimal Stopping Policy for Car Rental Businesses with Purchasing Customers” accepted for publication in Annals of Operations Research. The paper is already online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10479-016-2240-2.

Business Faculty Article Accepted in AIS Educator Journal

Dave Henderson, Mike Lapke and Chris Garcia,  assistant professors in the College of Business, have had their article “SQL Injection: A Demonstration and Implications for Accounting Students” accepted for publication in the AIS Educator Journal.

Business Faculty Publish Article in Management Decision

Rachel Graefe-Anderson and John Marsh, both assistant professors in the College of Business, have published the article “Cashing-In: Understanding Post-Acquisition CEO Stock Option Exercise” in the journal Management Decision.


Dr. Graefe-Anderson


Dr. Marsh


Learning Lab Redefined

There is a new student in Professor Woodrow Richardson’s Tuesday afternoon principles of management class.

Spring Training

Kayla Crawford completes a summer internship with the Richmond Flying Squirrels.