The Sisterhood of Success Leads UMW’s Leadership Colloquium

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Kathy Korman Frey, an award-winning entrepreneur and founder of the Hot Mommas Project –the world’s largest collection of women’s case studies, will give the keynote lecture “The Sisterhood of Success” at the annual Leadership Colloquium at the University of Mary Washington. The conference, centered on the theme, “real women, real issues, real solutions,” will take place at UMW’s Stafford campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 6. … [Read more...]

Mindfulness Week Returns to UMW

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Lilian Cheung, director of health promotion and communication in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard University, will be the featured speaker for the University of Mary Washington’s second annual Mindfulness Week that begins Monday, Sept. 15. Co-author of “Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life,” Cheung will discuss mindful eating on Wednesday, September 17, at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 411. The talk is free and open to the public. … [Read more...]

College Hunks Founder to Give Honor Celebration Lecture

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Nick Friedman, president of College Hunks Hauling Junk, will give the keynote address for the University of Mary Washington’s second annual Honor Celebration on Wednesday, September 10, in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. The 7 p.m. event is free and open to the public. … [Read more...]

Mindy Erchull Honored with Leadership Award

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Mindy Erchull, associate professor of psychology at the University of Mary Washington, has been recognized as an emerging leader by the American Psychological Association (APA). … [Read more...]

Psychopharmacologist Named UMW Psychology Graduate-In-Residence

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Annie Kleykamp, a scientist with Pinney Associates Inc., has been named Graduate-in-Residence for the University of Mary Washington’s Department of Psychology. An expert on the effects of nicotine, alcohol and opiates on cognitive function in healthy and drug dependent adults, she also is an accomplished scientific writer who has taught at the University of Maryland and the United States Naval Academy. … [Read more...]

Lou Martinette Receives Topher Bill Award

Louis Martinette received the Graduate Faculty Award.

Lou Martinette, associate professor in the College of Business Department of Management and Marketing, has been recognized with the J. Christopher Bill Outstanding Faculty Service Award for his contributions to the University as well as his involvement and leadership in the community. … [Read more...]

Science Symposium Highlights Student Research

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Ryan Barlow spent much of his free time this semester waiting for clear nights. When one finally arrived, he’d haul his equipment – including a telescope, camera, spectrograph, motorized mount and filters – outdoors and set up outside of the Jepson Science Center at the University of Mary Washington to take photos of nebulae and galaxies. … [Read more...]

Communication Journal Honors UMW Political Science Professor

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Chad Murphy, assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Mary Washington, was recently announced as the recipient of article of the year for 2014 by Communication Methods and Measures journal. Murphy, along with Associate Professor of Psychology Chris Westbury at the University of Alberta, published “Expanding the scope of selective exposure: An objective approach to measurement of media ideology” in August 2013. “The paper does an excellent job describing the methodological limitations of current approaches to selective exposure (i.e., blunt coding, assumption of neutrality, artificial unidimensionality),” said members of the committee who selected the winners. “Further, the cognitive psychology focus on word co-occurrence is interesting and innovative to selective exposure research.” The winning paper was selected in a two-step process. Editors of the Communication Methods and Measures journal narrowed down the list of articles before members of an … [Read more...]

Virginia Governor Appoints UMW Board Member

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe has appointed Carlos Del Toro of Stafford, Va., to the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors.  Del Toro, known for his leadership and innovation, is founder, CEO and president of SBG Technology Solutions Inc., a Washington-based engineering services and consulting firm. Four years ago, he was recognized by the Small Business Administration as the Small Business Person of the Year in Region III, encompassing Virginia, Maryland and D.C. A former naval officer and White House Fellow, Del Toro is a native of Havana, Cuba. He graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy and earned advanced degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School, George Washington University, and the Naval War College. He is a director on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Council on Small Business and past president of the board of the Capital Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Also, Del Toro serves as a director on the Rappahannock Goodwill Industries Board of … [Read more...]

Tickets Available July 9 for Dancing with Fredericksburg Stars

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Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, July 9, for the second annual Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars fundraiser at the University of Mary Washington. … [Read more...]