September 24, 2022

Frankel Receives $50,000 FMC Research Award

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Tyler Frankel

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Tyler Frankel

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Tyler Frankel  is the winner of a 2022 FMC New Investigator Award of $50,000 for his research on sub-lethal effects on aquatic invertebrates. FMC praised Dr. Frankel’s work with undergrad students in his research.

Gupta Compares Post-Partition Economic Performance of India and Pakistan

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Surupa Gupta

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Surupa Gupta

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the birth of India and Pakistan, The Conversation invited Surupa Gupta, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, to write a column comparing the legacy of British colonialism and the economic performance of India and Pakistan in the post-1947 period. While Pakistan’s growth rates outstripped India’s till the 1980s, Gupta argues that the script was flipped after 1991 when India undertook liberal reforms. India’s democratic system put pressure on its politicians to deliver higher growth. Even though Pakistan adopted some of the same economic policies, frequent changes in its government and its political system, coupled with its military spending, contributed to a lower growth rate and frequent economic crises.

Read the article, titled “India’s economy has outpaced Pakistan’s handily since Partition in 1947 – politics explains why,'” in the Times Union, The Herald PressPeru Tribune, Chronicle Tribune, The Times, Asia Times, Yahoo News, SheThePeople and more.

Cooperman Comments on Local Midterm Elections

Professor and Chair of Political Science Rosalyn Cooperman

Professor and Chair of Political Science Rosalyn Cooperman

Professor of Political Science Rosalyn Cooperman shared her expertise in an article titled “Midterm elections: If this seat flips red, Republicans will have ‘probably won a relatively comfortable House majority.’ ” Vega is “a very compelling candidate, in many regards,” Cooperman said, who has “captivated the attention of national Republicans” in part because of her background as a Latina and law-enforcement officer. Read more in Morningstar, Barron’s, Marketwatch, Denver News Central and Honest Columnist.

Grace Anne Braxton Featured on Richmond TV Station

Grace Anne Braxton. Photo by Scott K Brown Photography Inc.

Grace Anne Braxton. Photo by Scott K Brown Photography Inc.

Longtime UMW employee, Grace Anne Braxton, who works at the University’s Panera Bread, was featured by WTVR on a segment titled How This Fredericksburg Golfer is Adding a Little ‘Grace’ to the Game. “As college semesters settle into their routines and habits across the Commonwealth, this Panera on the campus of the University of Mary Washington becomes a stop for regulars in between classes,” the segment begins. “Rain or shine, packed or peaceful, there is one constant in this kitchen. The voice, presence and aura of Grace Anne Braxton.” Read more and watch the segment.

Farnsworth Shares Political Expertise With ‘The Washington Post’

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth spoke with The Washington Post for an article titled, “Spanberger has centered a stock-trading ban. Pelosi says a vote is coming.” Spanberger’s vocal push to police lawmakers’ stock-trading abilities hits a sweet spot in politics, Farnsworth said, finding a unifying issue that taps into people’s frustration with elites in Washington that transcends party lines. Read more.

Farnsworth’s other recent media mentions include:
Augusta Free Press: No thanks, PAC man

Young Appointed to Community Foundation Board of Governors

Associate Provost for Career and Workforce Kimberly Young

Associate Provost for Career and Workforce Kimberly Young

Associate Provost for Career and Workforce Kimberly Young is one of five new local leaders chosen this summer to sit on the Community Foundation Board of Governors. Read more.

Harris Gives Updates on University Museums on ‘Town Talk’

University of Mary Washington Museums Executive Director Scott Harris

University of Mary Washington Museums Executive Director Scott Harris

Executive Director of University Museums Scott Harris shared updates on UMW’s Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont in Stafford and James Monroe Museum in Fredericksburg on WFVA Radio’s ‘Town Talk.’ Listen to the segment.

McClurken to Join Regional Panel Discussion

UMW's Chief of Staff and Professor of History and American Studies Dr. Jeffrey W. McClurken

UMW’s Chief of Staff and Professor of History and American Studies Dr. Jeffrey W. McClurken

UMW Chief of Staff Jeffrey McClurken will join an eight-member panel for a discussion titled “Distill It: Getting to the Bottom of the Barrel and the Issues Facing Our Region’s Businesses,” hosted by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. The event, meant to uncover issues facing the region’s largest and most successful organizations, will take place at A. Smith Bowman Distillery on Sept. 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets – including a drink, appetizers, music and more – cost $30 for Chamber members and $45 for future member. Registration is required.

Majid Explores Food Waste on ‘With Good Reason’ Radio

Associate Professor of Marketing Kashef Majid

Associate Professor of Marketing Kashef Majid

Associate Professor of Marketing Kashef Majid spoke to With Good Reason radio for its current episode, “How Hot is Your Honey?” which airs through Friday, Sept. 9. On the show, Majid says that food insecurity is a problem we can solve simply by reducing food waste. “We are wasting 30 or 40 percent of what we produce and we have got line-ups of people who need food,” Majid said. “None of this makes sense.” Hear more.

Davidson Shares Expertise on Russia’s War in Ukraine

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Davidson contributed to an article titled “U.S. Expert: Russia’s War In Ukraine Will Not Lead To World War III.” There is increasing concern that the policy of the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden in Ukraine will fall into an escalation spiral, Davidson said, eventually leading to a third world war. At first glance, Davidson said, the history of the United States’ entry into World War I and World War II appears to be the perfect cautionary tale to support those concerned about the dangers of escalation. But, he argues, there are two notable differences between the two world wars and the current situation that provide reason for optimism in this case. Read more in Global World News Echo and The National Interest.