UMW Psychology Faculty Receive IndieFab Book of the Year Award

Miriam Liss and Holly Schiffrin

University of Mary Washington faculty members Miriam Liss and Holly Schriffrin’s book Balancing the Big Stuff has recently been named the 2014 Silver Winner for Psychology in Foreword Reviews’ IndieFab Book of the Year Awards. … [Read more...]

Fiske College Guide Names UMW Among Nation’s Best

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For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Mary Washington has been named as a “best buy” in the prestigious Fiske Guide to Colleges.  UMW is the only institution in Virginia and the District of Columbia to be awarded this distinction. … [Read more...]

University of Mary Washington Hosts Title IX Training


The University of Mary Washington will host a Civil Rights Investigator Training and Certification Level One Course July 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stafford campus. … [Read more...]

UMW Student Wins Young Composer Award

Austin O'Rourke (left) is pictured with 2015 Pulitzer in Music Winner Julia Wolfe after receiving the Martin Gould Award in New York.

University of Mary Washington sophomore Austin O’Rourke won the 2015 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gold Young Composer Award for his composition Hazel Colored Nebula. … [Read more...]

Professors to be Featured on Radio Program

UMW's Carmen Culpeper Chappell Centennial Campanile Tower

University of Mary Washington Professors Mara Scanlon and Mindy Erchull will be featured in upcoming episodes of the With Good Reason public radio program. … [Read more...]

UMW Celebrates Harper Lee’s New Book


The University of Mary Washington Bookstore will celebrate the national release date for Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee’s much-anticipated new novel, with a book talk and reception on Tuesday, July 14. … [Read more...]

UMW Partners with Local Elementary Schools to Tackle Oil Spills

More than 300 students were able to test their machines during the last week of school.

The timer winds down outside Anne E. Moncure Elementary School in Stafford County. Precious seconds tick away while fifth-graders watch with anticipation to see if their creation will clean up oil dumped in a makeshift waterway. … [Read more...]

UMW Announces Search Firm for 2015-16 Presidential Search

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

The University of Mary Washington announced the selection of Baker and Associates as its partner in the search for the 10th president of the university on Friday, June 12. … [Read more...]

UMW Geography Professor Featured on With Good Reason

Students Ian Spangler, Xavier Griffin, Meredith Stone, and Professor Stephen Hanna at Oak Alley.

University of Mary Washington Professor of Geography Stephen Hanna will be featured on the With Good Reason public radio program that airs beginning Saturday, June 13. … [Read more...]

UMW Names Vice President for Student Affairs

Juliette Landphair

Juliette Landphair, dean of Westhampton College and associate dean in the School of Arts and Sciences for the University of Richmond, has been named vice president for student affairs at the University of Mary Washington. … [Read more...]