UMW Initiates Test-Optional Admissions Provision

Donald Rallis' geography class, Thursday Oct. 27, 2011. (Photo by Norm Shafer).

The University of Mary Washington will offer high-achieving prospective students the opportunity to opt out of providing standardized college admission tests with their application for enrollment. The University’s Board of Visitors approved the action during its April meeting. … [Read more...]

Students to Celebrate Research and Creativity, April 24

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Do polymers provide a cure for cancer? Should college be free? Is recycling plastic environmentally friendly? … [Read more...]

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

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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...]