Science Symposium Highlights Student Research

Ruth Catlett, right, explains her research in parallel computing education.

Ryan Barlow spent much of his free time this semester waiting for clear nights. When one finally arrived, he’d haul his equipment – including a telescope, camera, spectrograph, motorized mount and filters – outdoors and set up outside of the Jepson Science Center at the University of Mary Washington to take photos of nebulae and galaxies. … [Read more...]

Communication Journal Honors UMW Political Science Professor

Second from left is Chad Murphy, assistant professor of Political Science.

Chad Murphy, assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Mary Washington, was recently announced as the recipient of article of the year for 2014 by Communication Methods and Measures journal. Murphy, along with Associate Professor of Psychology Chris Westbury at the University of Alberta, published “Expanding the scope of selective exposure: An objective approach to measurement of media ideology” in August 2013. “The paper does an excellent job describing the methodological limitations of current approaches to selective exposure (i.e., blunt coding, assumption of neutrality, artificial unidimensionality),” said members of the committee who selected the winners. “Further, the cognitive psychology focus on word co-occurrence is interesting and innovative to selective exposure research.” The winning paper was selected in a two-step process. Editors of the Communication Methods and Measures journal narrowed down the list of articles before members of an … [Read more...]

Virginia Governor Appoints UMW Board Member

Carlos Del Toro

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has appointed Carlos Del Toro of Stafford, Va., to the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors.  Del Toro, known for his leadership and innovation, is founder, CEO and president of SBG Technology Solutions Inc., a Washington-based engineering services and consulting firm. Four years ago, he was recognized by the Small Business Administration as the Small Business Person of the Year in Region III, encompassing Virginia, Maryland and D.C. A former naval officer and White House Fellow, Del Toro is a native of Havana, Cuba. He graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy and earned advanced degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School, George Washington University, and the Naval War College. He is a director on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Council on Small Business and past president of the board of the Capital Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Also, Del Toro serves as a director on the Rappahannock Goodwill Industries Board of … [Read more...]

“Always…Patsy Cline” Returns to Klein Theatre

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Two Fredericksburg area students will give encore performances when the University of Mary Washington Department of Theatre & Dance brings back the production of “Always. . . Patsy Cline” beginning Wednesday, July 9 at Klein Theatre. … [Read more...]

Fiske College Guide Names UMW Among Nation’s Best

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

Tickets Available July 9 for Dancing with Fredericksburg Stars

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Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, July 9, for the second annual Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars fundraiser at the University of Mary Washington. … [Read more...]

UMW Geography Professor Awarded National Grant

Hanna and his research partners will conduct fieldwork at plantations, like the Oak Alley Plantation in Louisiana. Photo by Arnold Modlin (Norfolk State).

University of Mary Washington professor Stephen Hanna is the recipient of a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct fieldwork at plantation museums in the American South. … [Read more...]

Governor Announces Appointments to UMW Board of Visitors

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The Virginia Governor’s Office today announced the appointment of former Virginia Senator Edd Houck and Fred Rankin, president and chief executive officer of Mary Washington Healthcare, to the Board of Visitors at the University of Mary Washington. … [Read more...]

UMW Department of Theatre & Dance Brings Back “Always…Patsy Cline”

Photo by Geoff Greene.

In response to overwhelming and unprecedented demand, the University of Mary Washington Department of Theatre & Dance is bringing “Always…Patsy Cline” by Ted Swindley back to Klein Theatre. Performances will be July 9-12, July 16-19, and July 23-26 at 7:30 p.m., and July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 2 p.m. … [Read more...]

James Monroe Museum to Join National Sing-Along, June 14

The James Monroe Museum will hold a "Raise it Up!" party on Flag Day.
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On Saturday, June 14, the James Monroe Museum will join the largest group sing-along of the national anthem in history, as part of the National Museum of American History’s “Raise It Up! Anthem for America” celebration. … [Read more...]