UMW Celebrates Anniversary of Dahlgren Naval Base

UMW will celebrate the 95th anniversary of the Naval Support Facility at Dahlgren through a week of events at UMW’s Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research, shown in the photo. (copyright Patrick Ross Photography, 2012)

The University of Mary Washington celebrated the 95th anniversary of the Naval Support Facility at Dahlgren through a week of events at UMW’s Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research. … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts National Security Lectures

UMW will celebrate the 95th anniversary of the Naval Support Facility at Dahlgren through a week of events at UMW’s Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research, shown in the photo. (copyright Patrick Ross Photography, 2012)

The University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research will host its third series of lectures this spring on global events and their impact on U.S. national security. The lecture series is a joint effort of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council (MAC), the Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC) and UMW. The lectures provide the Department of Defense and industry representatives with current data on global events that challenge national security. The sessions also will be broadcast to the Stafford Technology and Research (STAR) Center at Quantico as well as the U.S. Strategic Command in Nebraska On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the lecture series began with a discussion on “The Global Economics of Water” by Jacqueline Gallagher, associate professor of geography. On Tuesday, March 19, John Kramer, distinguished professor of political science, will discuss “Superpower Competition in Post-Soviet Central Asia: The ‘Great Game’ … [Read more...]

Rep. Rob Wittman Presents at UMW’s National Security Lecture Series

UMW will celebrate the 95th anniversary of the Naval Support Facility at Dahlgren through a week of events at UMW’s Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research, shown in the photo. (copyright Patrick Ross Photography, 2012)

Rep. Rob Wittman of Virginia’s 1st Congressional District spoke at UMW’s Dahlgren campus as part of the National Security Lecture Series. Wittman presented his lecture, “Sequestration and the Federal Budget – Implications for the Department of Defense and National Security,” on Wednesday, Oct. 10. First elected in 2007, Wittman is running for reelection this November against Democrat Adam Cook. Wittman will return to UMW on Monday, Oct. 29 for a debate at George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. The National Security Lecture Series, first held in April 2012, is a collaborative effort that includes UMW’s Department of Political Science and International Affairs, the Joint Warfare Analysis Center and the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council. All lectures in the four-part series will begin at 8 a.m. with refreshments and networking and end at 10:30 a.m. at UMW’s Dahlgren campus in University Hall, Room 110. The lecture series began on … [Read more...]

History Exhibit Has a Home at UMW’s Dahlgren Campus

UMW will celebrate the 95th anniversary of the Naval Support Facility at Dahlgren through a week of events at UMW’s Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research, shown in the photo. (copyright Patrick Ross Photography, 2012)

The Dahlgren Heritage Foundation is presenting a permanent exhibit highlighting the King George County Navy base at the University of Mary Washington’s Dahlgren campus. The opening reception for the exhibit was on Wednesday, July 25, followed by a forum discussion and tours. The exhibition focuses on the role of women at Dahlgren. Several of the women featured in the exhibit participated in the forum discussion, along with leaders from UMW and the naval base. For more information about the exhibit or the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation, visit www.dahlgrenmuseum.org or call (540) 413-1031. … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts National Security Lectures at Dahlgren Campus

UMW's Dahlgren campus will be the home of a permanent exhibit about women in Dahlgren

The University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research is hosting a series of lectures this spring and summer on national security challenges facing the U.S. The lecture series is a joint effort of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council, the Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC) and UMW. The lectures provide Department of Defense and contractor employees overviews of international security in regions of interest and spark thought-provoking discussions. Strategic Command Headquarters, JWAC’s parent command in Omaha, Neb., and other regional Department of Defense installations, are able to participate in the lectures through video teleconferencing. On Wednesday, May 2, the lecture series will continue with “The Baltic States: Strategic Considerations & American Foreign Policy” by Kramer. Elizabeth Larus, professor of political science, will present “Strategic Challenges in Northeast Asia: Implications for U.S. … [Read more...]

UMW Dedicates Dahlgren Campus

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The University of Mary Washington will dedicate its Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research on Friday, Feb. 17. Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates and 28th District Delegate William J. Howell will be the featured speaker. The dedication ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. at the Dahlgren campus and is open to the public. The university’s third campus, which opened on Jan. 3, 2012, is designed to support the advanced educational needs of the professionals on and near the Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren. Located just outside the Navy base in King George County, the 27-acre campus was under construction since the summer of 2010. The Dahlgren campus serves as an anchor for the development of educational and research partnerships between the Navy base, higher education partner institutions and the region’s employers.  The Commonwealth of Virginia tapped the University of Mary Washington to lead this project due to the university’s geographic proximity to Dahlgren … [Read more...]

UMW’s Dahlgren Campus to Open in January

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The University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research will officially open on Tuesday, January 3. The university’s third campus is designed to support the advanced educational needs of the professionals on and near the Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren. Located just outside NSF Dahlgren in King George County, the 27-acre campus has been under construction since the summer of 2010. The Dahlgren Center will serve as an anchor for the development of educational and research partnerships between the Navy base, higher education institutions and the region’s employers. The Dahlgren campus will centralize the graduate science and engineering programs currently offered by state institutions on the Naval base and will provide the site for additional educational offerings and workforce training as well as research initiatives. In addition, the facilities will be available for lease for public and private educational and professional events. “This is a … [Read more...]