Historic Preservation Professor to Appear on Radio Program

Michael Spencer

Michael Spencer, assistant professor of historic preservation, will appear on the public radio show “With Good Reason” to discuss his class’s efforts to preserve a small church in Falmouth. The show, “Dreams of the Civil War,” will air beginning on Saturday, Nov. 2. … [Read more...]

UMW Galleries Host Exhibit of Abstract Painting

Steven Cushner, ECHO #3, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 70″x75″, © Steven Cushner, Courtesy of Hemphill Fine Arts

The University of Mary Washington Galleries is hosting the exhibit “Anarchistic Abstraction” through Monday, Dec. 2 in both the Ridderhof Martin and duPont galleries. … [Read more...]

UMW to Host James Monroe Life and Legacy Symposium

Leigh Tams (right) is one of the UMW students who will present at the James Monroe symposium. She is pictured with Jarod Kearney, curator of the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library.

The University of Mary Washington will host “James Monroe: Life and Legacy,” a two-day symposium presented by The Papers of James Monroe and the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library. … [Read more...]

“The Miss Firecracker Contest” Kicks Off UMW Theatre Season

"The Miss Firecracker Contest" runs from September 19 through September 29.

The University of Mary Washington Department of Theatre & Dance kicked off its 2013-14 season with “The Miss Firecracker Contest.” Performances were Sept. 19-21 and Sept. 26-28 at 8 p.m., and Sept. 22, 28 and 29 at 2 p.m. in Klein Theatre. … [Read more...]

UMW Student Veterans Lead Service to Honor 9/11 Victims

911 commemoration_flag

The University of Mary Washington marked the 12th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11 and honored those who died with a commemorative flag raising ceremony and moment of silence. … [Read more...]

UMW Student Coordinates Historic Community Event

Emily Taggart Frickner coordinated the Vintage Route 1 Tour on Saturday, September 7

A University of Mary Washington student has taken her historic preservation studies far beyond the classroom with a historic Route 1 tour that kicked off Saturday, Sept. 7 at Riverfront Park in Fredericksburg. … [Read more...]

UMW Galleries to Feature Latino and UMW Faculty Artists


The University of Mary Washington Galleries will host two exhibitions: “Converging Cultures: Works by Latino Artists” from Thursday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery and “UMW Faculty Exhibition” from Thursday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 6 at the duPont Gallery. The opening receptions will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the respective galleries. Admission is free and open to the public for both receptions and exhibitions. “Converging Cultures: Works by Latino Artists” will showcase the works of more than 15 Latino artists. They are from all over the United States from New York to Texas, Florida to California, but all come from Latino backgrounds. While the artists’ backgrounds have influenced the artwork, Exhibition Curator F. Lennox Campello, insists that, “…art, regardless of the label, should and must always stand as art, first and foremost.”   In conjunction with the exhibition, Campello, an artist and art … [Read more...]

Students Presented Work at Research and Creativity Day

Every year, students showcase their work at the Research and Creativity Symposium.

Students at the University of Mary Washington gave more than 100 research presentations during the annual Undergraduate Student Research and Creativity Day on Friday, April 26. … [Read more...]

UMW Receives Gift for Historic Preservation Scholarship

(from left to right): Becky Starling, Trustee, Preservation Virginia, Mary Washington Branch; Michael Spencer, Assistant Professor, Historic Preservation, University of Mary Washington; Rob Orrison, Site Manager, Prince William County Department of Public Works Historic Preservation Division; Torre Meringolo, Vice President for Advancement and University Relations, University of Mary Washington

The University of Mary Washington will offer a new merit-based scholarship for historic preservation students starting in the fall of 2014. … [Read more...]

UMW Hosted Psi Chi Research Symposium


Bruce Rybarczyk, associate professor and director of clinical psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, delivered the keynote address at the 28th annual Psi Chi Symposium for Undergraduate Research in Psychology at the University of Mary Washington. … [Read more...]