A portrait of Nelson Mandela hung on the wall of Donald Rallis’s office for most of his 23 years at Mary Washington. In and of itself, this fact does not distinguish Donald from academics across the world. Mandela’s name and face were symbols the anti-apartheid movement that galvanized college campuses in the late 1970s and 1980s and many faculty and students have embraced his face and name as a symbols of freedom and justice. Yet, Donald’s choice of office decoration … Read the rest
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As educators, we can live for months off a few words of thanks from an appreciative student. In the long, dry spells in between, it’s all grit, caffeine, and red wine (depending on the circumstances). When UMW asked me to write a few words in honor of Donald at his retirement, I realized that I may have been remiss in formally thanking him, until now, for his profound influence on me – first as a former student at Mary Washington … Read the rest
The Geography Department is pleased to invite geography majors to apply for research and travel grants funded by the Rountree Endowment for Geography.* This Endowment was created specifically to support geography majors engaged in independent research projects and/or study abroad programs.
During the 2013-2014 Academic Year, the department may fund as many as 3 grants totaling $1800. The maximum grant award will be $1000. Funds will not be available before February 2014 and will only be granted as reimbursements for … Read the rest
Maps and cartograms visualizing the 2013 Gubernatorial election in Virginia will be posted soon.
Please see this announcement, which was sent to us by an alumna Sales Associate – Federal Public Safety and Law Enforcement_DC final docx… Read the rest
For many years now, the Geography Department has hosted a research symposium and banquet. This year, they will occur on Wednesday April 17.
The symposium provides an opportunity for students to showcase their research over the past year; anyone interested may sit in on any or all of the presentations. Presentations take place in Monroe 240 throughout the day, while posters are in Monroe 319. We will have several sessions and encourage you to attend!!
Student presenters are selected based … Read the rest
A little belated – but it is ONLY Day 2 in Week 2! I do already feel behind…
Add to that information about the 50th Anniversary Endowment Fund Email announcement sp 13 plus 50thAnniversaryEndowmentApp and Recommendation Form The deadline for Spring 2013 is Friday January 25 – but if you are thinking of a future project, read this information to see how … Read the rest