UMW Student Recognized with Debate Award

Senior Mariah Young

University of Mary Washington senior Mariah Young was awarded the Julia Burke Award for Character and Excellence at the American Debate Association Nationals. She is the fourth UMW student to receive the award. … [Read more...]

UMW Student Wins Naval Academy Essay Award

Senior Christian Perkins

University of Mary Washington senior Christian Perkins won the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs essay competition, presented at the organization’s 55th annual conference that took place in Annapolis, Maryland in April. … [Read more...]

Gari Melchers Home and Studio to Host Illustrated Presentation


Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont will host a free illustrated presentation, The Painted Garden: A Favorite Motif in American Impressionism, on Sunday, May 3. … [Read more...]

James Monroe Museum Acquires Previously Unknown Portrait of Fifth President

JMM Portrait Feature

A previously unknown portrait of James Monroe—Revolutionary War hero, legislator, diplomat, Virginia governor and fifth president of the United States—will be exhibited for the first time on Saturday, April 25 at the James Monroe Museum. … [Read more...]

UMW Initiates Test-Optional Admissions Provision

Donald Rallis' geography class, Thursday Oct. 27, 2011. (Photo by Norm Shafer).

The University of Mary Washington will offer high-achieving prospective students the opportunity to opt out of providing standardized college admission tests with their application for enrollment. The University’s Board of Visitors approved the action during its April meeting. … [Read more...]

Students to Celebrate Research and Creativity, April 24

Art 15 (2)

Do polymers provide a cure for cancer? Should college be free? Is recycling plastic environmentally friendly? … [Read more...]

President Richard V. Hurley to Retire in 2016

President Richard V. Hurley

At a meeting of the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors today, President Richard V. Hurley announced his plan to retire, effective June 30, 2016. Hurley, who has served as UMW’s ninth president since July 1, 2010, has made clear his desire to spend more quality time with his family. Prior to being named president, he had already announced his retirement plans. At that point, he had served Mary Washington for a decade in various positions, including executive vice president and chief financial officer, and twice as acting president. … [Read more...]

Princeton Review Ranks UMW as a Green College

Photographed April 20, 2010. (Photo by Norm Shafer)

The University of Mary Washington has been ranked among the nation’s top “green colleges” in a report published Thursday, April 16, 2015. The ranking appears in the 2015 edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges. … [Read more...]

UMW Converges Time and Technology in 80’s Exhibit

UMW's Console Living Room Photo Credit: Julia Davis

The University of Mary Washington is converging time and technology with its interactive “Console Living Room” exhibit, a collection of 1980’s technology on display through May 2015. … [Read more...]

UMW Students Win Art Awards

Senior Marie Firth (left) and senior Taylor White Photo Credit: Julia Davis

The University of Mary Washington Department of Art and Art History announced its student awards at the opening reception of the Annual Student Art Exhibition at the duPont Gallery on Wednesday, April 8. … [Read more...]