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...]

James Monroe Museum to Join National Sing-Along, June 14

The James Monroe Museum will hold a "Raise it Up!" party on Flag Day.
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On Saturday, June 14, the James Monroe Museum will join the largest group sing-along of the national anthem in history, as part of the National Museum of American History’s “Raise It Up! Anthem for America” celebration. … [Read more...]

UMW Philharmonic Launches New Children’s Concert Series

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The University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra is launching a new major concert series for children, the “Fiddlestix Summer Concert Series.” The series will bring world-class children’s entertainment to Fredericksburg each summer as a part of Fiddlestix, the Philharmonic’s outreach program dedicated to enriching the musical lives and education of children. … [Read more...]

UMW Announces Community ‘Stars’ for UMW Arts Fundraiser, Oct. 11

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A new slate of Fredericksburg-area community leaders has been named to perform in the second annual Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars on Saturday, October 11, to raise money for a performing arts scholarship at the University of Mary Washington. … [Read more...]

Women’s Rugby Team Wins National Championship

The UMW women's rugby team is the 2014 Division II National Champions.

The University of Mary Washington women’s rugby team won the 2014 USA Rugby Division II National Championship in California. The UMW team defeated Cal State Northridge in the championship match 36-22 on Sunday, May 11. … [Read more...]

UMW Awards Top Honors and Honorary Degree at Commencement Ceremonies

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The University of Mary Washington presented its top honors during commencement ceremonies Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10. … [Read more...]

UMW Graduates Class of 2014 in 103rd Commencement

Graduate finds a creative way to fend off the rain.

The University of Mary Washington graduated a total of 1,249 students during its 103rd commencement in a graduate ceremony on Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the William M. Anderson Center and in an undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 10 at 9 a.m. in Ball Circle on the university’s Fredericksburg campus. … [Read more...]

Entrepreneur Kenneth J. Lopez Addresses Master’s Candidates

Ken Lopez encourages master's degree graduates to consider entrepreneurships.

CEO Kenneth J. Lopez ’92 urged graduates to consider entrepreneurial careers during his address at the University of Mary Washington graduate commencement Friday, May 9. … [Read more...]

UMW Board of Visitors Announces Tuition Fees for 2014-15

The UMW Board of Visitors recently announced the tuition rates for 2014-15.

The University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors has approved new rates for the 2014-2015 academic year. … [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...]