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...]

UMW to Host Fredtech’s Fourth Annual STEM Summit, April 25

Chemistry

The University of Mary Washington will host Fredtech’s fourth annual STEM16 Summit, a showcase of regional initiatives in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, on Saturday, April 25. … [Read more...]

UMW Environmental Science Professor Receives Fulbright Scholarship

Melanie Szulczewski, associate professor of Earth and environmental Sciences

Melanie Szulczewski, associate professor of Earth and environmental Sciences at the University of Mary Washington, has been selected to receive a prestigious 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. Szulczewski will use the grant to conduct research at the University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland. … [Read more...]

UMW to Host Psi Chi Symposium, April 23-24

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

The University of Mary Washington’s chapter of Psi Chi, an international honor society for psychology, will hold the 30th annual Psi Chi Research Symposium on Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24. … [Read more...]

UMW Observes National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

UMW Clothesline Project

The University of Mary Washington observed National Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April with three public events: Fear 2 Freedom, The Clothesline Project and Take Back the Night. … [Read more...]

UMW to Host 25th Annual Multicultural Fair, April 11

Eagle Bhangra performs at a previous Multicultural Fair

Every April the University of Mary Washington comes alive with a celebration of culture, diversity and spring at the Annual Multicultural Fair. At the center of the outdoor fair is UMW’s own Eagle Bhangra, a student dance group that promotes diversity on campus by sharing folk Punjabi dances native to the Punjab region of Pakistan and India. They’ve become an iconic sight as they move barefoot down the bricks of Campus Walk in their brightly colored costumes, spreading energy and smiles as they go. “We hope to inspire our viewers to dance and to give them joy,” said Eagle Bhangra Captain Maria Joranko, a senior double studio art and art history major. Eagle Bhangra is one of more than 30 music and dance groups participating in 25th annual fair on Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event draws thousands to the Fredericksburg campus annually. The fair, organized by the James Farmer Multicultural Center, is dedicated to showcasing as many cultures and cultural … [Read more...]

UMW to Ring in 150th Anniversary of Appomattox Surrender

UMW's Carmen Culpeper Chappell Centennial Campanile Tower

The University of Mary Washington will join communities across the country in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox by ringing the campanile bells on the Fredericksburg campus, April 9. … [Read more...]