December 8, 2019

UMW ‘Keeps the Light On’ Banned Books Week

Born in Russia, UMW sophomore Katia Savelyeva has called America home for most of her life. But the English major sometimes wonders what it would be like had she stayed in St. Petersburg. “I hope I’d still do things that don’t require as much bravery here in the United States,” said Savelyeva, who read aloud […]

UMW ‘Read Out’ Event Shines Light on Banned Books

Kit Lewers ’19 was in third grade when her Georgia school district banned Harry Potter. Just like that, a series of blockbuster children’s books disappeared from the library shelves, leaving Lewers to wonder why something so beloved was off-limits. But it didn’t stop her from devouring stories. Or from growing up to become an English […]

Mikhalevsky named provost at UMW (fredericksburg.com)

Nina Mikhalvesky Discusses Women in STEM

Mikhalevsky, Nina06Nina Mikhalevsky, professor of philosophy, gave a presentation on the “Current Status of Women in STEM” at the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) in Quantico on Thursday, March 14. The presentation was part of the Women’s History Month program “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.”

Nina Mikhalevsky Gave Keynote Speech at Dahlgren

Nina Mikhalevsky, professor of philosophy, was the keynote speaker for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division’s Women’s History Month observance on Wednesday, March 28. Her presentation focused on the history of women’s education and the current status of women’s education today, particularly in math, science and engineering.