Students Live on $2 a Day to Raise Money and Awareness for Poverty Issues

The students spent the week in a homemade shelter on Ball Circle. Photo by Leigh Williams '14

For a week at the beginning of April, senior Andrew Walz and more than 35 fellow students moved out of their residence halls at the University of Mary Washington and tried to ignore the smell of food from campus dining halls. … [Read more...]

UMW Announces 2014 Historic Preservation Book Prize

The Center for Historic Preservation awarded the 2014 Historic Preservation Book Prize to "Old Buildings New Forms: New Directions in Architectural Transformations" by Françoise Astorg Bollack.

The University of Mary Washington Center for Historic Preservation has awarded the 2014 Historic Preservation Book Prize to “Old Buildings New Forms: New Directions in Architectural Transformations” by Françoise Astorg Bollack. … [Read more...]

UMW Theatre Closes 2013-14 Season with Production of “Lysistrata”

UMW's production of "Lysistrata" opens Thursday, April 10. Photo by Geoff Greene.

The University of Mary Washington Department of Theatre & Dance will debut “Lysistrata” as its final show of the 2013-2014 season. Performances will be April 10-12 and April 16-19 at 8 p.m., and April 13 and 19 at 2 p.m. in duPont Hall’s Klein Theatre. … [Read more...]

UMW to Host Psi Chi Symposium, April 17-18

James P. Morris, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Virginia

James P. Morris, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, will deliver the keynote address at the 29th annual Psi Chi Symposium for Undergraduate Research in Psychology at the University of Mary Washington. … [Read more...]

UMW Philharmonic Performs Sold-Out Show with Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman performed with the UMW Philharmonic on Saturday, March 29.

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman performed with the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra at a sold-out concert on Saturday, March 29. Nearly 1,300 people packed Dodd Auditorium for the concert, which was part of the Philharmonic’s annual William M. Anderson Celebrity Series. … [Read more...]

UMW Showcases STEM Activities

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Small drones buzzed overhead as more than 600 people viewed the latest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the Anderson Center at the University of Mary Washington on March 29 during the third annual  STEM Summit 16. … [Read more...]

UMW Observes National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Take Back the Night at UMW.
Photo courtesy of the Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault.

The University of Mary Washington will observe National Sexual Assault Awareness Month with two free public events in April, the “Where’s the Line?” campaign presentation and Take Back the Night. … [Read more...]

UMW to Hold 24th Annual Multicultural Fair, April 12

The annual Multicultural Fair is one of the most attended events at UMW.

The University of Mary Washington will hold its 24th annual Multicultural Fair on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The outdoor fair, organized by the James Farmer Multicultural Center, is one of the largest annual events at UMW, attracting more than 4,000 attendees each year. … [Read more...]

UMW Accepting Applications for Nursing Completion Program

UMW's bachelor of science in nursing completion program will begin in fall 2014. Image courtesy of Mary Washington Healthcare.

The University of Mary Washington will begin accepting applications on Tuesday, April 1, for its inaugural bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) completion program. The program, which will begin this fall, received final approval by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) on March 18. … [Read more...]

UMW Swimmer Brings Home Two National Championships

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On the heels of claiming a new NCAA record and two national championships, University of Mary Washington junior Alex Anderson claimed another prize on Saturday, March 22: Swimmer of the Meet at the NCAA Division III National Championships. … [Read more...]