University of Mary Washington Hosts Title IX Training

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The University of Mary Washington will host a Civil Rights Investigator Training and Certification Level One Course July 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stafford campus. … [Read more...]

UMW Student Wins Young Composer Award

Austin O'Rourke (left) is pictured with 2015 Pulitzer in Music Winner Julia Wolfe after receiving the Martin Gould Award in New York.

University of Mary Washington sophomore Austin O’Rourke won the 2015 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gold Young Composer Award for his composition Hazel Colored Nebula. … [Read more...]

Professors to be Featured on Radio Program

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University of Mary Washington Professors Mara Scanlon and Mindy Erchull will be featured in upcoming episodes of the With Good Reason public radio program. … [Read more...]

UMW Partners with Local Elementary Schools to Tackle Oil Spills

More than 300 students were able to test their machines during the last week of school.

The timer winds down outside Anne E. Moncure Elementary School in Stafford County. Precious seconds tick away while fifth-graders watch with anticipation to see if their creation will clean up oil dumped in a makeshift waterway. … [Read more...]

UMW Geography Professor Featured on With Good Reason

Students Ian Spangler, Xavier Griffin, Meredith Stone, and Professor Stephen Hanna at Oak Alley.

University of Mary Washington Professor of Geography Stephen Hanna will be featured on the With Good Reason public radio program that airs beginning Saturday, June 13. … [Read more...]

UMW to Host Pianist Michael Feinstein

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Legendary crooner and pianist Michael Feinstein will perform for the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic’s annual Celebrity Concert Series on Saturday, March 14 in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. Tickets are still on sale. … [Read more...]

UMW Named One of America’s Best Public Colleges and Universities

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The University of Mary Washington has been recognized among the nation’s best public colleges, according to a national study published in The Business Journals on Thursday, Feb. 12. Placing in the top 75 best public colleges, Mary Washington ranks 67 out of a total of 484 four-year public institutions that provide academic excellence, affordability and diversity. “[The Business Journals’] 19-part formula pinpointed the public universities and colleges that offer the best educational experiences to their students,” according to a statistical analysis by The Business Journals. “It gave the highest marks to schools with highly selective admissions processes, strong retention and graduation rates, prestigious reputations, affordable tuitions and housing costs, diverse faculties and student bodies, and economically robust communities.” The study was based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The Business … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts Judge Hatchett for Black History Month

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Glenda Hatchett, best-known for her nationally syndicated show Judge Hatchett, will provide the keynote lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 11 as part of Black History Month at the University of Mary Washington. Judge Hatchett will speak on her experiences throughout her career, spanning from serving as the senior attorney and manager of public relations for Delta Air Lines to being the first African-American chief presiding judge of Atlanta’s Fulton County Juvenile Court and presiding over the two-time Emmy nominated national show. … [Read more...]

Hurley Receives Prince B. Woodard Leadership Award

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University of Mary Washington President Richard V. Hurley received the Prince B. Woodard Leadership Award at the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Gala, Friday, Jan. 30. … [Read more...]

Gari Melchers’ Paintings are Taking a Road Trip

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Paintings of renowned impressionist artist Gari Melchers will be on display nationally in new museum exhibitions this spring: Monet and American Impressionism opens Tuesday, Feb. 3 at the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and Gari Melchers: American Impressionist At Home and Abroad opens Thursday, March 5 at the Bellarmine Museum, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut. The paintings are on loan from Gari Melchers Home and Studio. … [Read more...]