Peer Mentoring Elevates Domain of One’s Own

Jim Groom teaches a class

More than 1,000 University of Mary Washington students have created their digital identities, thanks to a pioneering program the university launched less than two years ago. … [Read more...]

Virginia Living Magazine Names UMW Among Most Innovative Schools


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 Freshmen Build Digital Identities Through Innovative Project

The Domain of One's Own initiative allows students and faculty to experiment with domains and web hosting.

This fall, incoming freshmen at the University of Mary Washington will have the opportunity to create their digital identities through the Domain of One’s Own initiative. … [Read more...]

‘Great Lives’ Makes its iTunes Debut

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Since 2004, the Chappell Great Lives lecture series has brought noted biographers and professors to lecture in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. Now, the same lectures are available anywhere, through the iTunes U app for iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, as well as on a Mac or PC using iTunes. The free app is home to courses and classroom materials from colleges and universities around the world, as well as lectures and presentations like Great Lives. Tim Owens, instructional technology specialist at UMW, said the move to iTunes U will help expand the reach of the lecture series beyond Mary Washington. On Friday, Feb. 24, Charles J. Shields' lecture on Kurt Vonnegut became the first Great Lives lecture available for download. Each Friday, another of the 2012 lectures will be released. Lectures from previous years also will be released. Users can subscribe directly in iTunes to receive the video downloads each week, as well as watch them on UMW's website at … [Read more...]