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 celebrated 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...]

Governor Announces Appointments to UMW Board of Visitors

UMW's Carmen Culpeper Chappell Centennial Campanile Tower

The Virginia Governor’s Office today announced the appointment of Heather Mullins Crislip, Davis C. Rennolds and Rhonda VanLowe to the Board of Visitors at the University of Mary Washington. They will serve four-year terms, which expire June 30, 2019. They succeed Joseph Grzeika, Dorcas Hardy and Jud Honaker, whose terms will end on June 30, 2015. … [Read more...]

UMW and Germanna Partner for Business Transfer Agreement

Presidents Richard V. Hurley (UMW) and David A. Sam (Germanna) sign the agreement.

The University of Mary Washington and Germanna Community College established a new direct transfer agreement for business administration on Tuesday, June 2. … [Read more...]

Gari Melchers Receives Travel Excellence Award

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont Ariel View

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont recently received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for its consistent achievement of great travel reviews on the website. … [Read more...]