Melchers Museum Staff Receive Preservation Award

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Three members of the staff at the Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont have been honored by the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation for their work in preserving the Fannie Roots House. … [Read more...]

UMW Exceeds Founder’s Day Challenge

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The University of Mary Washington raised nearly $130,000, exceeding a six-week Founder's Day Challenge in celebration of the 107th anniversary on Saturday, March 14. … [Read more...]

State Superintendent, Ambassador to Speak at UMW Commencement Ceremonies

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Virginia’s chief education officer and a distinguished U.S. diplomat will speak at the 2015 commencement ceremonies for the University of Mary Washington Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. … [Read more...]

UMW Professor Assesses Afghan Political Party Initiative

Ranjit Singh, associate professor of political science.

Young Afghan political party activists who received training through a pro-democracy initiative offer hope for effective democratic elections in the war-torn country, according to University of Mary Washington Professor Ranjit Singh, who recently returned from a 10-day research and reporting trip to Afghanistan. … [Read more...]

UMW Offers Seamless Transition to Sweet Briar Students

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Announcement from Richard V. Hurley, President of UMW The entire University of Mary Washington community has been saddened to learn of the decision to close Sweet Briar College.  Our two great institutions are very similar and share both a common history and a deep and abiding commitment to the liberal arts and sciences.  Because UMW has been contacted by a number of SBC students about completing their degree at UMW, I have directed staff from across our university to identify ways that we can support and accommodate them. … [Read more...]

UMW Team Examines Slavery Narratives

Ian Spangler, Xavier Griffin, Meredith Stone, and Stephen Hanna at Oak Alley.

Ask tourists in the South what terms come to mind when they hear the word “plantation,” and you’ll get these replies: agriculture, mansions and wealth. … [Read more...]

UMW Students Spend Spring Break with Habitat for Humanity

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Turning a concrete slab into a full-fledged structure with trusses might not illustrate the typical college spring break – unless you were one of 45 University of Mary Washington students and staff advisers who donated their time to rebuilding and rehabilitating houses last week. … [Read more...]

UMW Mathematics Professor Receives Fulbright Grant

Assistant Professor Julius Esunge

Julius Esunge, assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Mary Washington, has been selected to receive a prestigious 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. Esunge will teach and conduct research at the University of Buea in the Republic of Cameroon beginning in the spring of 2016. … [Read more...]

Gari Melchers Home and Studio Hosts Fourth Annual Beeping Egg Hunt

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Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont will host its fourth annual Beeping Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 29. … [Read more...]

UMW Organizes Fifth Annual EdTech Conference

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The University of Mary Washington’s College of Education will merge cutting-edge technology, teaching, engaging speakers and hands-on activities during its fifth annual EdTech Conference, taking place Friday, March 20 at the Stafford campus. … [Read more...]