August 11, 2020

Blues Artist to Address Civil Rights

Blues artist Gaye Adegbalola – singer, songwriter, storyteller and international performer – will present “Civil Rights, Voting Rights, Gay Rights and the Blues” inside the Hurley Convergence Center Digital Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21. The performance is free and open to the public. The show, a concert-and-talk combination, will feature Adegbalola’s music […]

Melchers Museum Hosts Award-Winning Film Screening

Gari Melchers Home and Studio will host a screening of an award-winning Sundance documentary from executive producers Robert Redford and Terrence Malick. Look & See, a powerful cinematic portrait of Wendell Berry—farmer, conservation activist and undoubtedly one of America’s most significant living writers–will be screened on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. in the Pavilion […]

Forty-four Years of Family Weekend Draws Near

With the arrival of nearly 1,000 friends and relatives on the Fredericksburg campus Friday, Sept. 15, UMW will celebrate the 44th year of the event known as Family Weekend. From the classroom to the historic sites of downtown Fredericksburg, this annual event showcases the daily life of the UMW student, while also providing a brief […]

DTLT to Host Digital Liberal Arts Series

The Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies (DTLT) will host its second annual Digital Liberal Arts series. The three-part event showcases UMW’s goal of maintaining its stance as a leader in weaving digital practices into the entire curriculum, as well as into students’ college and post-college experiences. Monthly sessions will be held in the Digital […]

UMW to Host Two Delegate Debates

The University of Mary Washington will host an 88th District Debate on Wednesday, Sept. 13, and a 28th District Debate on Thursday, Sept. 21. Both debates will take place at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 411. They are open to the public. On Sept. 13, incumbent Del. Mark Cole, a Republican, will debate Democrat […]

Social Psychologist Named UMW Psychology Graduate-In-Residence

Natalie Kerr, professor of psychology at James Madison University, has been named the 2017 Graduate-in-Residence by the University of Mary Washington’s Department of Psychological Science. As part of her role, Kerr will give a lecture titled “From the Bedroom to the Highway: The Science of Smartphone Addiction and Distraction” on Thursday, Sept. 28. The free, […]

UMW Philharmonic Season Opener Tickets on Sale

Tickets will go on sale Monday, Aug. 21, for the 2017-18 season opener of the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic’s Celebrity Series featuring world-renowned opera star Renee Fleming. Called “An Evening with Renée Fleming,” the performance will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26 in George Washington’s Hall, Dodd Auditorium. Known as “The People’s Diva,” Fleming […]

UMW Professor featured on With Good Reason

UMW Professor Laura Mentore will be featured on the With Good Reason public radio program in an encore presentation that airs Aug. 19-25. In the show, “It’s a Jungle Out There,” Mentore discusses her research with the Waiwai, an indigenous people of Guyana, and how she discovered the path of a special songbird from the rainforest to […]

Princeton Review Ranks UMW Among Nation’s Best

The University of Mary Washington has been rated among the top in the nation by The Princeton Review, which featured UMW in its 2018 issue of “The Best 382 Colleges.” The book, now in its 26th edition, profiles only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges, as well as two colleges outside the U.S. […]

Ready, Set, Research

Summer session takes in-the-lab learning to new heights