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...]

UMW Launches $50 Million Fundraising Campaign

The Mary Washington First campaign aims to secure private funds for various initiatives, including for student scholarships.

The University of Mary Washington has publicly launched its $50 million Mary Washington First fundraising campaign. The announcement was made at a news conference on Friday, April 25, in the Jepson Alumni Executive Center. … [Read more...]

National Geographic Photographer Visits UMW, May 8

National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths will present a lecture on Thursday, May 8. ©National Geographic Live. Photo by Annie Griffiths.

Noted National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths will present “A Camera, Two Kids and a Camel” at the University of Mary Washington on Thursday, May 8. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Jepson Alumni Executive Center and will be followed by a book signing and Q&A session. … [Read more...]

Psychology Professor to Appear on Radio Program

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Mindy Erchull, associate professor of psychology at the University of Mary Washington, will appear on the public radio show “With Good Reason” to discuss her research on the connections between female jealousy and abusive relationships. … [Read more...]

UMW Women’s Rugby Team Headed to Nationals

The UMW women's rugby team is headed to the national championships.

The University of Mary Washington women’s rugby team will soon cap off a highly successful 2013-2014 season by competing in the USA Rugby National Championship at Penn State University on April 26 and 27. … [Read more...]

UMW Students Present Research at Annual Symposium, April 25

Every year, students showcase their work at the Research and Creativity Symposium.

Hundreds of University of Mary Washington students will present their research as part of the annual Undergraduate Student Research and Creativity Symposium on Friday, April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. … [Read more...]

UMW Biology Professor Receives Fulbright Grant

Professor Dianne Baker

Dianne Baker, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Mary Washington, has been selected to receive a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. Baker will conduct research at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Oslo, Norway beginning in January 2015. … [Read more...]