UMW Biology Professor Receives Fulbright Grant

Professor Dianne Baker

Dianne Baker, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Mary Washington, has been selected to receive a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. Baker will conduct research at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Oslo, Norway beginning in January 2015. … [Read more...]

McClurken Receives Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award

Jeffrey McClurken, professor and chair of history and American studies

University of Mary Washington Professor of History Jeffrey McClurken is the recipient of a prestigious 2014 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV). … [Read more...]

UMW Coach and Psychologist Appear on Radio Program

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University of Mary Washington faculty members Corey Hewson, coach of the women’s soccer team and athletics instructor, and Holly Schiffrin, associate professor of psychology, will appear on the public radio program “With Good Reason” beginning Saturday, Jan. 11. … [Read more...]

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 Faculty Featured on C-SPAN This Weekend

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University of Mary Washington faculty members were featured on C-SPAN from Friday, Sept. 20 to Sunday, Sept. 22 as part of the cable network’s Fredericksburg Weekend. … [Read more...]

UMW Philosophy Professor Wins Service Award

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Craig Vasey, professor of philosophy at the University of Mary Washington, has been recognized with the J. Christopher Bill Outstanding Faculty Service Award for his contributions to the university as well as involvement and leadership in the community. … [Read more...]

UMW Math Professor Honored by Alma Mater

Keith Mellinger received the 2013 Young Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater, Millersville University.

University of Mary Washington Associate Professor and Chair of Mathematics Keith Mellinger was honored with the 2013 Young Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater, Millersville University. … [Read more...]

UMW Faculty Awarded Emeritus Status at Commencement

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Four longtime professors and a veteran administrator were awarded emeritus status at the University of Mary Washington’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11. … [Read more...]

UMW English Professor Awarded National Fellowship

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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...]

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...]