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...]

Virginia Living Magazine Names UMW Among Most Innovative Schools

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The University of Mary Washington has been selected as one of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s top schools of 2013 by Virginia Living, the most widely read lifestyle magazine in the state. UMW is listed among 150 of Virginia’s most innovative educational programs in the magazine’s State of Education supplement in the October issue. … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts National Security Lectures

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The University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research will host its third series of lectures this spring on global events and their impact on U.S. national security. The lecture series is a joint effort of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council (MAC), the Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC) and UMW. The lectures provide the Department of Defense and industry representatives with current data on global events that challenge national security. The sessions also will be broadcast to the Stafford Technology and Research (STAR) Center at Quantico as well as the U.S. Strategic Command in Nebraska On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the lecture series began with a discussion on “The Global Economics of Water” by Jacqueline Gallagher, associate professor of geography. On Tuesday, March 19, John Kramer, distinguished professor of political science, will discuss “Superpower Competition in Post-Soviet Central Asia: The ‘Great Game’ … [Read more...]

Rep. Rob Wittman Presents at UMW’s National Security Lecture Series

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Rep. Rob Wittman of Virginia’s 1st Congressional District spoke at UMW’s Dahlgren campus as part of the National Security Lecture Series. Wittman presented his lecture, “Sequestration and the Federal Budget – Implications for the Department of Defense and National Security,” on Wednesday, Oct. 10. First elected in 2007, Wittman is running for reelection this November against Democrat Adam Cook. Wittman will return to UMW on Monday, Oct. 29 for a debate at George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. The National Security Lecture Series, first held in April 2012, is a collaborative effort that includes UMW’s Department of Political Science and International Affairs, the Joint Warfare Analysis Center and the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council. All lectures in the four-part series will begin at 8 a.m. with refreshments and networking and end at 10:30 a.m. at UMW’s Dahlgren campus in University Hall, Room 110. The lecture series began on … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts National Security Lectures at Dahlgren Campus

UMW's Dahlgren campus will be the home of a permanent exhibit about women in Dahlgren

The University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research is hosting a series of lectures this spring and summer on national security challenges facing the U.S. The lecture series is a joint effort of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council, the Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC) and UMW. The lectures provide Department of Defense and contractor employees overviews of international security in regions of interest and spark thought-provoking discussions. Strategic Command Headquarters, JWAC’s parent command in Omaha, Neb., and other regional Department of Defense installations, are able to participate in the lectures through video teleconferencing. On Wednesday, May 2, the lecture series will continue with “The Baltic States: Strategic Considerations & American Foreign Policy” by Kramer. Elizabeth Larus, professor of political science, will present “Strategic Challenges in Northeast Asia: Implications for U.S. … [Read more...]

UMW Dedicates Dahlgren Campus

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The University of Mary Washington dedicated its Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research, the university’s third campus, during a ceremony on Friday, Feb. 17. The campus, designed to support the advanced educational needs of the professionals on and near the Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren, includes classroom space, an executive conference room and a multipurpose room that seats more than 200 people. The two-story, 42,000-square-foot facility opened in January. Construction began during the summer of 2010. Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates and 28th District Delegate William J. Howell noted that UMW’s Dahlgren campus dovetails with Virginia’s commitment to the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. “The campus will contribute much to the future vitality of the region,” Howell said. Congressman Rob Wittman echoed that the Dahlgren Center represents a vision of state and community collaboration. “Today that vision is coming to light,” … [Read more...]