Dr. Humphrey Hosts FRED – A Social Good Summit

  UMW Hosts FRED – A Social Good Summit on March 22 MARCH 11, 2019 BY JILL LAIACONALEAVE A COMMENT University of Mary Washington’s Center for Community Engagement and IMAGINE Social Good join forces to host FRED – A Social Good Summit on Friday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Digital Auditorium of the Hurley Convergence Center on UMW’s Fredericksburg campus. The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. The UMW student-planned summit gives students and educators from the University of Mary Washington, Germanna Community College and area high schools the opportunity to meet community partners from local nonprofits and other organizations that serve the public. The goal of the event is to begin a dialogue about ways these groups can work together more effectively to promote social change in the Fredericksburg area. The event will also include a catered lunch. Associate Professor of Economics Shawn Humphrey and his students … [Read more...]


OVERALL GOAL: 50 Shares and 50 Gifts Look at what our professors and student aides will be doing for GIVE DAY 2019! Send in pictures of them in High School Plank Challenge Chubby Bunny Cook chili for lunch Egg Challenge Dress as Sammy D. Eagle Dye their hair pink Shave their head Wear a cray cat t-shirt Dress up as Chicken Cluck U Wear a Tutu … [Read more...]

Where Are They Now?

Click Here to see what a few of our Alumni are up to!     … [Read more...]

Spring 2019 Office Hours

Spring 2019 Office Hours: Dr. Greenlaw (Room 201): MWF 10:50am-11:50am Dr. Hansen (Room 203): MW 3pm-4pm & F 10am-12pm, 3pm-4pm Dr. Ray (Room 109): TTH Probably 10am-2pm Dr. Rycroft(Room 205):  MWF 3pm-4pm Dr. Lee (Room 204): MWF 2pm-4pm Dr. Dhar (Room 104): MW 1pm-3pm & TH 1pm-2pm Dr. Schilling (Room B04): TTH 11:30am-12:30pm, 2pm-3pm Dr. Humphrey (Room 202): TTH 4:45pm-6pm Dr. Dempe (B05): T Skype Appointment & W 4pm-5:45pm Dr. Mataloni (Room 108): M 3pm-4pm   … [Read more...]

Fall 2018 Office Hours

Welcome back to school UMW! Here are the office hours for the fall semester*: Steven Greenlaw (Room 201) - MWF: 9:50-10:50am Bradley Hansen (Room 203) - MW: 12-1pm  F: 10-11am, 12-1pm, and 3-4pm Margaret Ray (Room 109) - MW: 11:30-2pm Robert Rycroft (Room 205) - MTWF: 2-3pm TR: 11-11:45am Don Lee (Room 204) - MWF: 2-4pm Amrita Dhar (Room 104) - W: 11-2pm  TTR: 3:30-4:30pm Tim Schilling (Room B04) - TTR: 12:30-1:45pm Shawn Humphrey (Room 202) - TTR: 4:45-6pm *Other times are available by appointment … [Read more...]

Join Economic’s Dr. Dhar and Political Science’s Dr. Gupta Event Recognizing the Ten Year Anniversary of the Great Financial Crisis

Event's to Recognize the Ten Year Anniversary: Date, Time:                                       Event:                                                         Location: Oct. 10, 4pm                               Movie 1 (Big Short)                          HCC Digital Auditorium Oct. 23rd, 5:30pm                    Public Lecture by Dr. Schwartz      Trinkle 204 Nov. 7th, 4pm                           Movie 2 (Meltdown)                          Monroe 116 Click here for more information: Movies info Speaker … [Read more...]

Theo Zotos wins James Harvey Dodd Award

Congratulations to Senior Theodosious Zotos on winning the James Harvey Dodd Award. The award is given to rising senior economics major who shows academic promise, is interested in graduate study in economics, and is eligible for financial aid. The recipient is chosen by the economics faculty. The funding for the award comes from a generous gift from an anonymous donor.(Prior to 1992, the recipient was a graduating senior economics major planning on attending graduate school in economics.) … [Read more...]

Rycroft Wins Independent Publisher Book Award

Congratulations Dr. Rycroft! UMW Economics Professor Robert S. Rycroft has won a 2018 Independent Publisher Book Award for The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty. The two-set encyclopedia released last May was awarded a bronze medal in the reference category. “I wanted to address the wide range of issues that have influenced, currently influence and will influence the way the middle class see the world,” Rycroft said of his winning book. Those issues include economics, labor, education, housing, politics, public policy, health, crime, norms and culture. Robert S. Rycroft has won a 2018 Independent Publisher Book Award for The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty. (Norm Shafer).“It is not a textbook. Rather it is a reference book likely to be found in many libraries’ reference sections as an aid to students doing research in the general area of the American middle class,” Rycroft said. “Putting the book … [Read more...]

Seven Students Attend Economics Scholar Program at the Dallas Fed

Congrats to all our econ majors that just came back from Dallas, Texas! Seven students attended the Dallas Federal Undergraduate Research Conference. Three presented research, three attended the poster board session, and one attended as a discussant. There they were able to network with influential people at the Dallas FED in addition to meeting other students from all around the country.  They spent the entire day on Friday presenting and listening to presentations. Presenters Allison Jakubek: Title: Take me out to the Ball Game? The Effect of Crime on Major League Baseball Game Attendance Major League Baseball attendance has been examined since the league’s establishment in 1869. Winning percentage, opponent quality, and stadium quality have all been deemed significant determinants of increasing attendance, but deterring factors have yet to be closely examined. Since a majority of professional sports stadiums are constructed in economically poor, crime ridden areas, it … [Read more...]

Phi Beta Kappa Hosts Visiting Scholar Lydia Liu

UMW’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Kappa of Virginia, and the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication are pleased to announce this year’s annual Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lydia H. Liu. Professor Liu is a theorist of media and translation, a professor of comparative literature, and a bilingual writer in Chinese and English. She is Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities, director of Columbia’s Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, and founding director of the Tsinghua-Columbia Center for Translingual and Transcultural Studies at Tsinghua University, Beijing. Her publications include The Clash of Empires: The Invention of China in Modern World Making; Translingual Practice: Literature, National Culture, and Translated Modernity; and, more recently, The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory (co-editor/co-translator). As a creative writer in Chinese, she is the author of The Nesbit Code, a mock detective story. Professor … [Read more...]