August 9, 2020

UMW’s Great Lives Lecture Series Announces 17th Season

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass, Hollywood actress-turned-inventor Hedy Lamarr and children’s author Theodor Geisel – better known as Dr. Seuss – are among the prominent individuals to be featured in this year’s William B. Crawley Great Lives lecture series. Now in its 17th year, the stellar season was revealed to a packed reception Wednesday evening at the […]

UMW Linked to Secret Lives of WWII Women

In 1942, the U.S. Army sent its most handsome officers to women’s colleges across the South. The soldiers came to Virginia, and to Mary Washington, to recruit graduates to break German and Japanese codes. Southern women, the Army believed, were more susceptible to the charms of a good-looking man. Sworn to secrecy, the women—more than […]

UMW’s Great Lives Lecture Series Begins 15th Season

The University of Mary Washington kicks off its annual Great Lives lecture series on Thursday, Jan. 18. Officially known as the William B. Crawley Lecture Series, the popular four-month program examines the lives of historical figures told through lectures by nationally prominent biographers and authors. The talks will be held at 7:30 p.m. on selected Tuesdays […]

Great Lives Series Renamed to Honor Director

The University of Mary Washington’s popular Great Lives lecture series will return in January 2017 with a new name. The popular program has been renamed The William B. Crawley Lecture Series to honor its director, the University’s Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History who created the series in 2004. The announcement was made at a 2017 […]