November 11, 2019

Dynamic Decade: Women’s and Gender Studies Program Turns 10

Six years after graduating from the University of Mary Washington, Sam Carter ’14 still draws daily on some of the lessons she learned as an undergrad. “Everyone has a different cultural experience,” said Carter, a Women’s and Gender Studies major who’s now a digital director for the House Budget Committee majority staff. “It’s important that […]

Dynamic Decade: Women’s and Gender Studies Program Turns 10

UMW students listen as Women’s and Gender Studies faculty and alums gather together to celebrate the program’s 10th anniversary. Photo by Karen Pearlman.

UMW students listen as Women’s and Gender Studies faculty and alums gather together to celebrate the program’s 10th anniversary. Photo by Karen Pearlman.

Six years after graduating from the University of Mary Washington, Sam Carter ’14 still draws daily on some of the lessons she learned as an undergrad.

“Everyone has a different cultural experience,” said Carter, a Women’s and Gender Studies major who’s now a digital director for the House Budget Committee majority staff. “It’s important that we understand that.”

Carter was back on campus yesterday to celebrate the program’s 10th anniversary. Through this interdisciplinary major, students explore the intersections of gender, race, class, ethnicity and sexual orientation to gain an understanding of the breadth of human experience. Graduates use the perspectives they acquire in the classroom to inform careers in such fields as media, law, health, education and social work, and to influence and inspire future generations. Read more. 

Women’s and Gender Studies Celebrates 10th Anniversary Oct. 30

Mary Washington’s Women’s and Gender Studies program celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. On Wednesday, October 30, a celebration will be held in Lee Hall, Room 412 from 4 to 6 p.m.

The program has an ongoing schedule of events throughout the semester tied to the 10th anniversary celebration. Upcoming events include:

UMW Art History presents
Marginalized Histories of Korean Women
October 24-December 8, 2019
Opening Reception: October 24, 5-7pm
Ridderhof Martin Gallery

Art & Art History Symposium in conjunction with the exhibition
October 25, 9:30am-3pm, HCC Digital Auditorium

UMW Theatre presents
Fun Home
November 7-24
Ticket prices: Students ($8), General Admission ($20)
November 6 Pay-What-You-Can Preview
Box Office opens October 24, 2019

Refugee Resettlement in the Fredericksburg Area
Kristen Larcher, Migration and Refugee Services, Catholic Charities – Diocese of Arlington
Monday, November 11, 12:00-12:50pm, Monroe 212

UMW Senior Does Groundbreaking Autism and Gender Research

Ren Koloni wants to make academia a more welcoming place for people like them. And at the University of Mary Washington, Koloni found space where they could do just that. Koloni, who identifies as transgender and nonbinary – neither male nor female – and uses they/them pronouns, is autistic and has multiple disabilities. UMW appealed […]

Face of Feminism

Senior Paige McKinsey is passionate about empowering women.