May 23, 2024

Alumna, Author Uncovers Hidden Black History in Great Lives Lecture, Feb. 8

An archaeological dig revealed the remnants of a notorious slave jail in Richmond. The groundbreaking discovery led journalist and Mary Washington graduate Kristen Green ’95 to use different tools to unearth information about Mary Lumpkin, a formerly enslaved woman who began her family’s quest for freedom on that site. Green, an award-winning reporter and author, […]

Popular Great Lives Lecture Series Marks 20th Season

Anne Frank, Bruce Springsteen and Virginia-born technology pioneer Gladys West are among the intriguing figures featured in the 20th anniversary year of the William B. Crawley Great Lives Lecture Series at the University of Mary Washington. The popular biography series will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 19 through March 28, 2023, at Dodd Auditorium in George Washington Hall. All lectures are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. Learn more by visiting the Great Lives website.

Great Lives Series Returns in Person in 2022

Painter Vincent van Gogh, humanitarian Mother Teresa and country music icon Dolly Parton are among the prominent personalities featured in the upcoming William B. Crawley Great Lives Lecture Series. The 19th season of this treasured University of Mary Washington tradition will be held in person – for the first time in nearly two years – […]

Virtual ‘Great Lives’ Season Showcases UMW Faculty Expertise

In a year when many are sticking close to home, the upcoming William B. Crawley Great Lives lecture season, now in its 18th year, will be virtual this spring, returning to its roots by featuring the expertise of University of Mary Washington faculty. Authorities in their respective fields, they will chronicle the lives of Goethe […]