August 16, 2022

Farnsworth and Hanna Co-author Review Essay

Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, and Stephen P. Hanna, professor and chair of geography, are co-authors of a review essay, “How the Democrats Won Virginia in 2013,” which was published in the Spring 2014 issue of Virginia Capitol Connections Quarterly Magazine.

UMW’s M.S. in Geospatial Analysis Program Begins This Fall

Students interested in the University of Mary Washington’s new Master of Science in geospatial analysis program will have an opportunity to meet with faculty and tour the facilities at an open house on Wednesday, May 14. The open house will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Monroe Hall, Room 346. Professor Brian Rizzo (right) works with students in UMW's GIS lab. Geospatial analysis encompasses geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and global positioning systems (GPS) to organize, analyze and display spatial information. UMW will be one of only two institutions in Virginia to offer an advanced degree focused solely on geospatial analysis. The M.S. in geospatial analysis will be an intensive 12-month program designed for both recent graduates and working professionals. The graduate degree was approved by the Board of Visitors and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia in 2013. A complete course outline is available at http://cas.umw.edu/gis/masters/. UMW’s program will require 30-course credits, which will be available through evening classes and can be taken by both full-time and part-time students. Applications for the program have a recommended filing date of June 1. For more information, contact Brian Rizzo, director of GIS programs, at rizzo@umw.edu or Steve Hanna, chair of the Department of Geography, at shanna@umw.edu.

Professors and Student Publish Collaborative Column

map Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and international affairs and director for the Center for Leadership and Media Studies, and Steve Hanna, professor and chair of the department of geography, published a collaborative column with UMW senior political science major Benjamin Harris in the Richmond Times Dispatch. The article is about the Medicaid expansion debate in Virginia.

Farnsworth, Hanna & Harris: Medicaid Recipients in House of Delegates Districts (The Richmond Times Dispatch)

Mapping the Vote: GOP should Focus on Population Centers (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Farnsworth and Hanna Co-Author Publication

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, and Stephen Hanna, professor and chair of geography, are co-authors of a column, “Why Republicans lost in Virginia — in three great maps,” published on “The Fix” blog of the Washington Post on Nov. 12.

Their collaborations on Virginia politics also appeared this week on the Daily Kos blog and that of the New Republic.

Why Republicans Lost in Virginia — in Three Great Maps (The Washington Post)

UMW Graduate Program in Geospatial Analysis to Begin Fall 2014

The University of Mary Washington’s Master of Science in geospatial analysis has been approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, paving the way for students to enter the program for the fall 2014 semester. The M.S. in geospatial analysis will be an intensive 12-month program designed for both recent graduates and working professionals. Geospatial analysis encompasses geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and global positioning systems (GPS) to organize, analyze and display spatial information. UMW will be one of only two institutions in Virginia to offer an advanced degree focused solely on geospatial analysis. The M.S. in geospatial analysis will be an intensive 12-month program designed for both recent graduates and working professionals. The graduate degree was approved by the Board of Visitors in February. A complete course outline is available at www.umw.edu/gis. “UMW is an ideal place to study geospatial analysis because of its location mid-way between Washington, D.C., and Richmond and because of its commitment to the liberal arts and sciences,” said Steve Hanna, chair of the Department of Geography. Professor Brian Rizzo (right) works with students in UMW's GIS lab. He said that, in addition to needing employees with advanced technical skills, employers look for a flexible workforce, with expertise in world cultures and languages, mathematics, statistics, computer science and the natural sciences, and spatial thinking. “Employment announcements stress the need for written and oral communication skills,” said Hanna. “All these are emphasized in the UMW curriculum.” UMW’s program will require 30-course credits, which will be available through evening classes and can be taken by both full-time and part-time students. Applications for the program will have a recommended filing date of June 1, 2014. For more information, contact Brian Rizzo, director of GIS programs, at rizzo@umw.edu or Steve Hanna, chair of the Department of Geography, at shanna@umw.edu.

Professor Hits Mark with New Database (The Free Lance-Star)

Navigating the Past

UMW senior gives a modern twist to local history.