UMW to Award Emeritus Status at Commencement

Six professors will be given emeritus status at the UMW Commencement ceremony on May 10.

Six longtime professors will be awarded emeritus status at the University of Mary Washington’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 10. … [Read more...]

UMW Places Fourth in International “RecycleMania”

Students and faculty  used 2-liter plastic bottles to create a community garden greenhouse. Photo courtesy of the UMW Ecology Club.

The University of Mary Washington finished fourth nationally and, for the second consecutive year, placed first in Virginia in the annual RecyleMania competition. The top-10 finish came among 330 schools in the “per capita” category that measures the percentage of recyclables per person. … [Read more...]

UMW Students Receive Fulbright, International Scholarships

Charlotte Johnson '13 has received a Fulbright grant to spend a year in Germany.

University of Mary Washington students and alumni will travel, teach, and explore new cultures thanks to prestigious grants and scholarships. … [Read more...]

UMW Student Wins Virginia Psychological Association Award

Leanna Papp '14 (right) worked with Professor Mindy Erchull (left) on her award-winning paper.

University of Mary Washington senior Leanna Papp has been named the winner of the Frederick B. Rowe Award for an outstanding paper at the Virginia Psychological Association conference. … [Read more...]

UMW Students and Faculty Collaborate with Dahlgren Researchers

(copyright Patrick Ross Photography, 2012)

Eight University of Mary Washington students have received hands-on guidance this semester from mentors at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren. The students shared the results of their undergraduate research projects during poster presentations on Wednesday, April 30 at UMW’s Dahlgren campus. … [Read more...]

UMW’s M.S. in Geospatial Analysis Program Begins This Fall

Professor Brian Rizzo (right) works with students in UMW's GIS lab.

The University of Mary Washington’s new Master of Science in geospatial analysis program begins fall semester 2014. … [Read more...]

UMW Supports Campus Sustainability Through Donation Drive

UMW will collect clothes and household items from residence halls in its "Drop N' Go!" donation drive.

The University of Mary Washington is co-sponsoring a campus sustainability event to encourage faculty, staff and students to donate old or unwanted clothing and household items. “Drop N’ Go!” a collaboration with the Rappahannock Goodwill Industries (RGI), began last week and will continue through Saturday, May 11. … [Read more...]

Educator-in-Residence Talks Leadership with Graduates

Martha Abbott '72, the 2014 Educator-in-Residence, shows attendees the beanie she wore as a student at UMW.

Martha Abbott ’72 believes that teachers are leaders who make an impact in the world. “[Leaders] take people to a place where they couldn’t have gone without them…and that’s exactly what teachers do,” said Abbott, executive director for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. She spoke at the fourth annual Educator-in-Residence event at the University of Mary Washington on Saturday, April 26. … [Read more...]

Students Presented Work at Research and Creativity Symposium

Students discuss their research in Jepson Hall as part of the ninth Research and Creativity Symposium.

Hundreds of University of Mary Washington students presented their research as part of the annual Undergraduate Student Research and Creativity Symposium on Friday, April 25. The event, in its eighth year at UMW, celebrates excellence in undergraduate student research by giving students the opportunity to share their work with faculty, their peers and the public. … [Read more...]

Coach Pens Lyrics to New UMW Fight Song

Cedric Rucker, associate vice president and dean of student life, presents awards to Corey Hewson (right) and Ronald May (left).

The University of Mary Washington now has a fight song to call its own, thanks to the lyrics of Corey Hewson, coach of the women’s soccer team. Hewson beat out 10 other submissions to a recent contest sponsored by the Department of Athletics and the Office of Student Activities. … [Read more...]