UMW Establishes Center for Economic Research

From left: Curry Roberts, President of the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance; Susan Spears, President and CEO of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce; and Richard Hurley, President of the University of Mary Washington

The University of Mary Washington has established the Center for Economic Research in partnership with the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance and the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. … [Read more...]

UMW, GWU Sign Medical School Agreement

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The University of Mary Washington and The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences have joined forces to streamline the process for UMW students to pursue medical school. A memorandum of understanding signed by both institutions guarantees UMW Honors program students early consideration into the GWU School of Medicine and Health sciences. Students will work with academic advisors to ensure they meet the qualifications for consideration and acceptance. … [Read more...]

UMW Announces Recipient of Citizenship and Diversity Award

Zaire Sprowal

Zaire Sprowal of Richmond, Virginia, has been named the 2015-2016 recipient of the University of Mary Washington’s Citizenship Award for Diversity Leadership. … [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...]

UMW Psychologists Discuss Balance on Public Radio Show

Miriam Liss and Holly Schiffrin

University of Mary Washington psychologists Miriam Liss and Holly Schiffrin say that finding happiness in life doesn’t come from having more material possessions. … [Read more...]

UMW Geography Professor Awarded National Grant

Hanna and his research partners will conduct fieldwork at plantations, like the Oak Alley Plantation in Louisiana. Photo by Arnold Modlin (Norfolk State).

University of Mary Washington professor Stephen Hanna is the recipient of a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct fieldwork at plantation museums in the American South. … [Read more...]

UMW Department of Theatre & Dance Brings Back “Always…Patsy Cline”

Photo by Geoff Greene.

In response to overwhelming and unprecedented demand, the University of Mary Washington Department of Theatre & Dance is bringing “Always…Patsy Cline” by Ted Swindley back to Klein Theatre. Performances will be July 9-12, July 16-19, and July 23-26 at 7:30 p.m., and July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 2 p.m. … [Read more...]

UMW Students Receive Awards of Excellence

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University of Mary Washington students were honored for outstanding achievements at recent awards programs. … [Read more...]

UMW Student Wins Virginia Psychological Association Award

Leanna Papp '14 (right) worked with Professor Mindy Erchull (left) on her award-winning paper.

University of Mary Washington senior Leanna Papp has been named the winner of the Frederick B. Rowe Award for an outstanding paper at the Virginia Psychological Association conference. … [Read more...]

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

Professor Brian Rizzo (right) works with students in UMW's GIS lab.

The University of Mary Washington’s new Master of Science in geospatial analysis program begins fall semester 2014. … [Read more...]