Mindy Erchull Honored with Leadership Award

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Mindy Erchull, associate professor of psychology at the University of Mary Washington, has been recognized as an emerging leader by the American Psychological Association (APA). … [Read more...]

Lou Martinette Receives Topher Bill Award

Louis Martinette received the Graduate Faculty Award.

Lou Martinette, associate professor in the College of Business Department of Management and Marketing, has been recognized with the J. Christopher Bill Outstanding Faculty Service Award for his contributions to the University as well as his involvement and leadership in the community. … [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...]

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...]

UMW Student Wins Virginia Psychological Association Award

Leanna Papp '14 (right) worked with Professor Mindy Erchull (left) on her award-winning paper.

University of Mary Washington senior Leanna Papp has been named the winner of the Frederick B. Rowe Award for an outstanding paper at the Virginia Psychological Association conference. … [Read more...]

UMW Students and Faculty Collaborate with Dahlgren Researchers

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Eight University of Mary Washington students have received hands-on guidance this semester from mentors at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren. The students shared the results of their undergraduate research projects during poster presentations on Wednesday, April 30 at UMW’s Dahlgren campus. … [Read more...]

Psychology Professor to Appear on Radio Program

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Mindy Erchull, associate professor of psychology at the University of Mary Washington, will appear on the public radio show “With Good Reason” to discuss her research on the connections between female jealousy and abusive relationships. … [Read more...]

UMW Biology Professor Receives Fulbright Grant

Professor Dianne Baker

Dianne Baker, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Mary Washington, has been selected to receive a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. Baker will conduct research at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Oslo, Norway beginning in January 2015. … [Read more...]

UMW’s Speaking Center Achieves National Certification

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The University of Mary Washington’s Speaking Center recently received certification from the National Association of Communication Centers, making UMW one of only eight certified communication centers in the country. … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts Fourth Annual EdTech Conference, March 14

The fourth annual EdTech conference, held at UMW's Stafford campus, will gather teachers and technology specialists from across the region.

The University of Mary Washington will host the fourth annual EdTech Conference, supported by the College of Education, on Friday, March 14 at UMW’s Stafford campus. … [Read more...]