UMW Students Win Art Awards

Rachael Juhan (left) and Sidney Mullis received the Melchers Gray Purchase Award for their work, "Dale."

The University of Mary Washington Department of Art and Art History announced its student award recipients at the Wednesday, April 10 opening of the Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition at the duPont Gallery. … [Read more...]

UMW Concert Band Presents Season Finale

The UMW Concert Band

The University of Mary Washington Concert Band presented its season finale performance on Friday, April 12. … [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...]

UMW’s Production of “The Tempest” Runs Through April 21

UMW's production of "The Tempest" runs through April 21. Photo courtesy of Geoff Greene.

The University of Mary Washington’s Department of Theatre & Dance is continuing its 2012-2013 season with a production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Performances will be held April 11-13 and April18-20 at 8 p.m., and April 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. in duPont Hall’s Klein Theatre. … [Read more...]

UMW Students Lead Global Microfinance Movement

The Two Dollar Challenge, part of the Month of Microfinance, raises awareness and funds for poverty-related causes.

More than 85 global microfinance partners have joined the University of Mary Washington in the Month of Microfinance. Throughout the month of April, students at UMW and other participating colleges, universities and high schools will host and participate in campus events related to providing financial services to low-income people who would otherwise be unable to get assistance. A grassroots movement founded at UMW, the Month of Microfinance (MoMF) is in its second year. This year, dozens of international partners are supporting MoMF, including Kiva, Whole Foods Market’s Whole Planet Foundation and Accion. The program highlights local and global events with the goal of providing a value-driven and positive impact for clients. MoMF facilitates connections between students and the microfinance community through conversation and learning. Muhammad Yunus, recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, advocated for microfinance principles in a … [Read more...]

UMW English Professor Awarded National Fellowship


Ben LaBreche, assistant professor of English at the University of Mary Washington, has been awarded a Solmsen Fellowship for 2013-2014. The fellowship will support a year of research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Research in the Humanities. … [Read more...]

Political Science Student Awarded Summer Scholarship

Shirley Martey

University of Mary Washington junior Shirley Martey is the recipient of the 2013 Ambassador Summer Scholarship from the Taiwan-U.S. Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA). Martey, chosen to represent the Commonwealth of Virginia, is the first UMW student to be awarded the scholarship. … [Read more...]

Radio Show Features UMW Psychology Professor

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University of Mary Washington Associate Professor of Psychology Miriam Liss will discuss the link between attachment parenting techniques and feminism in an interview scheduled to air on the “With Good Reason” public radio program. The show, “Humor Works,” will air beginning Saturday, Feb. 23. The interview will focus on the 2012 study “Feminism and Attachment Parenting: Attitudes, Stereotypes, and Misperceptions” by Liss and her colleague Mindy Erchull. The study, based on a survey of hundreds of self-described feminists and non-feminists, shows that attachment parenting techniques, like co-sleeping, breastfeeding and carrying a child in a body sling, are more popular with feminists than non-feminists. The study also reveals that people hold stereotypes about the ‘typical feminist,’ when in fact those stereotypes aren’t true. Liss, a licensed clinical psychologist, is an expert on gender issues and autism and developmental disorders. She received the UMW Outstanding Young … [Read more...]

UMW Concert Band Performs Winter Concert

UMW front gate, Friday Nov. 30, 2012. (Photo by Norm Shafer).

The University of Mary Washington Concert Band performed its winter concert, featuring some of the great works of the wind band repertoire, on Friday, Feb. 22. UMW’s Concert Band, under the direction of Kevin P. Bartram, is comprised of both UMW students and community musicians. The band performs several times throughout the year and is the premiere concert band at the university. The concert featured Vincent Persichetti’s “Pageant,” Clifton Williams’ “Caccia and Chorale” and David Holsinger’s “Abram’s Pursuit.” The program also included Goldmans’ “Chimes of Liberty March,” “Flights of Passage” and “March of the Irish Dragoons.” “Clifton Williams knew that he was dying when he wrote this moving work, which turned out to be his final piece,” Bartram said of “Caccia and Chorale.” “It is one of the most exciting and moving works ever written for band.” “March of the Irish Dragoons” previews Sir James Galway’s upcoming performance with the UMW Philharmonic Orchestra on … [Read more...]

Radio Show Features UMW English Professor

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University of Mary Washington Associate Professor of English Gary Richards will discuss images of the U. S. South in Broadway musicals during an interview scheduled to air on the “With Good Reason” public radio program. The show, “The Gospel Roots of Rock and Roll,” will air beginning Saturday, Feb. 16. During the program, Richards will argue that despite the popularity of musicals like Porgy and Bess and Showboat, musicals with southern themes tend to have a negative view of the region and don’t reflect its diversity today. As part of the program, Longwood University professor Chris Kjorness will discuss the legacy of gospel musician and singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Richards, who serves as chair of the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, is an expert on southern literature and culture, American fiction, contemporary drama and sexuality studies. His book Lovers and Beloveds: Sexual Otherness in Southern Fiction, 1936-1961 was named Choice Outstanding … [Read more...]