October 25, 2021

Barry Discusses Biblical Rape Culture with The Daily Beast

Associate Professor of Religious Studies Jennifer Barry

Associate Professor of Religious Studies Jennifer Barry

Associate Professor of Religious Studies Jennifer Barry was interviewed for an article on The Daily Beast entitled, “Forget the Meteor. We Should Be Talking About Biblical Rape Culture in the Sodom Story.”

As Jennifer Barry, an associate professor at the University of Mary Washington and expert in the history of sexual violence told me, “in stories like Sodom and Gomorrah and Judges 19, the sexual violence preserved in the text focuses on the protection of men, while casually handing over women (some of whom are never heard from again).” Read more.

Davidson’s Costs of War Project Cited in Article

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 Jason Davidson’s Costs of War project was cited in an article on EUReporter.com entitled, “Afghanistan Insurgency: Cost of War on Terror.” Read more.

Holmes, Crow-Dolby to serve on Fredericksburg PR Society board

GMHS Education and Communications Manager Michelle Crow-Dolby

GMHS Education and Communications Manager Michelle Crow-Dolby

UMW Director of Marketing Malcolm Holmes

UMW Director of Marketing Malcolm Holmes

University of Mary Washington Director of Marketing Malcolm Holmes was recently announced as the president of the Fredericksburg Public Relations Society Board for the 2021-22 season. Gari Melchers Home and Studio Education and Communications Manager Michelle Crow-Dolby will serve as the board’s recording secretary. Read more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farnsworth Comments in the News

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW's Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently commented on the following news stories:

Virginia governor race is close, UMW survey says (The Free Lance-Star)

Virginia Governor’s Debate (WAMU Radio; WHRV 89.5)

Youngkin Takes the Lead over McAuliffe in New Virginia Gubernatorial Poll (yahoo.com; National Review)

UMW poll shows Youngkin with slight lead in Governor’s race (WINA)

University of Mary Washington Poll Finds Tight Race For Governor (WVTF)

Mary Washington poll shows tight contests for statewide races, with GOP boosts among likely voters (Richmond.com)

Virginia gubernatorial race pretty much a toss-up says new polling data (Los Angeles Blade)

University of Mary Washington Poll Finds Tight Race For Governor (Virginia Public Radio)

Republicans aim to reverse Virginia’s blue shift as gubernatorial polls tighten (WSET; abc6onyourside.com; abcnews4.com)

How Late-Night Comedy Evolved from Trump to Biden (Harvard Politics)

Cook Political Report puts Virginia Governor’s race at “toss up” (WINA; Newsmax)

The race for governor is a dead heat (VA Scope)

Youngkin leads McAuliffe for the first time in a Virginia governor’s race poll (The Washington Times; Breitbart)

Youngkin has 5-point lead in UMW governor’s race poll (Virginia Business Magazine)

Survey finds most Virginians approve of K–12 schools’ COVID-19 response (The Free Lance-Star)

Haitian Migrant Crisis (CTV News Channel)

Election in Virginia (The Vince Coglianese Show)

Democrats harness vaccinated Americans’ ire at holdouts as a political force (The Washington Times)

God, COVID and the Rage Against the Unvaccinated (Bacon’s Rebellion)

Youngkin’s calls for bagging Virginia’s grocery tax may hit home for economy-minded voters (The Washington Times; Washington Dailies)

Freedom Rides Historical Marker Highlighted in FLS

Posing with the historical marker, from left to right, James Farmer Multicultural Center Associate Director JoAnna Raucci and Director Marion Sanford, Freedom Rider Dion Diamond and Assistant Director Christopher Williams. Photo by Suzanne Carr Rossi.

Posing with the historical marker, from left to right, James Farmer Multicultural Center Associate Director JoAnna Raucci and Director Marion Sanford, Freedom Rider Dion Diamond and Assistant Director Christopher Williams. Photo by Suzanne Carr Rossi.

The James Farmer Multicultural Center was highlighted in The Free Lance-Star article and an editorial about the Freedom Rides Historical Marker that was placed on the corner of Princess Anne and Wolfe streets several weeks ago, commemorating the site of the former bus station where the Freedom Riders first stopped in their quest to desegregate interstate travel. JFMC Assistant Director Chris Williams spearheaded the effort, along with Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation Christine Henry and Associate Professor of History Erin Devlin.

Fredericksburg unveils marker recognizing 1961 Freedom Riders’ first stop (The Free Lance-Star)

This is where Freedom Rides began (The Free Lance-Star)

 

Antwi Interviewed by Washington Post on Spotted Lanternfly

Assistant Professor of Biological Science Josephine Antwi

Assistant Professor of Biological Science Josephine Antwi

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Josephine Antwi was interviewed by The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang about the invasive Spotted Lanternfly, which has been spotted across the East Coast and has the potential to wreak havoc upon trees, plants and agricultural crops like apples, grapes, stone fruits and hop plants.

Despite having wings, the adults don’t fly far. The bugs are often spread by vehicles. Residents in quarantined counties are urged to inspect vehicles and goods for transport to ensure that the insects and their egg masses are not hitching a ride.

“If females lay eggs on a substrate that eventually moves (e.g., automobiles or goods), then they quickly spread that way,” Josephine Antwi, a professor of biology at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, wrote in an email. Read more.

Chiang published article in CAOT and presented at ECM

 

Professor of Mathematics Y. Jen Chiang

Professor of Mathematics Y. Jen Chiang

Yuan-Jen Chiang, Professor of Mathematics, had a research article “Second Variation Formula and Stability of Exponentially Subelliptic Harmonic Maps” (62 pages) published in Complex Analysis and Operator Theory by Springer in Europe. It was the second joint work with Professor Dragomir and his Ph.D. student in Italy. This paper was presented by her at the 8th European Congress of Math recently.

Bylenok Announced as Winner of 2021 Backwaters Press Prize in Poetry

Assistant Professor of English Laura Bylenok

Assistant Professor of English Laura Bylenok

Laura Bylenok, assistant professor of English and current coordinator of the creative writing program, has just been announced by the University of Nebraska Press as the winner of the Backwaters Press Prize in Poetry for 2021. The book based on her manuscript Living Room will be published in the fall of 2022. For details, see: https://unpblog.com/…/announcing-the-backwaters-prize…/

Larus Comments on Vice President Harris’ Visit to SE Asia

Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science Elizabeth Freund Larus.

Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science Elizabeth Freund Larus.

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs, commented on U.S. Vice President Harris’ visit to Singapore and Vietnam. Professor Larus indicated that The visit demonstrates the good relationship between the U.S. and Vietnam, which has become more substantive, trusting, and effective.

View her commentary at https://vnews.gov.vn/video/quan-he-viet-nam-hoa-ky-tiep-tuc-phat-trien-tot-dp-10297.htm

 

Kim Speaks to Free Lance-Star About Census and Diversity

Professor of Sociology Nora Hui-Jung Kim

Professor of Sociology Nora Hui-Jung Kim

Professor of Sociology Nora Hui-Jung Kim spoke to The Free Lance-Star about how the recent census report showed that the Fredericksburg area has become more diverse.

Nora Kim, a professor of sociology and anthropology at the University of Mary Washington, said once the wealth of information contained in the latest Census report is completely boiled down, a more precise picture of the impact of population growth on the region can be thoroughly examined and analyzed. But Kim said the region is most likely seeing an influx of minorities as a result of cheaper housing costs, when compared with those available closer to the Beltway.

“They’re spreading down to where they can have access to ethnic communities and ethnic markets in Northern Virginia, but at the same time, have affordable housing,” Kim said.

She said the Fredericksburg region attracts large numbers of government contractors and military personnel who transition in and out of the region.

“Those two sectors tend to attract more minority populations,” said Kim. Read more.