Apr 2 Event: Shirley Martey Hargis ’14 Speaks on China’s Foreign Affairs and Taiwan

On Tuesday, April 2nd at 5:00 PM in Lee 411, we will have an alumna giving a talk on "China's Bromances and What They Mean for Taiwan." … [Read more...]

Mar 27 Event: Careers and Graduate School Panel Discussion

On Wednesday, March 27th at 6:30 PM on Zoom, we are hosting a Careers and Graduate School Panel Discussion! It will be a panel discussing Life After Mary Washington where you can hear the experience and advice from five alumni: … [Read more...]

Feb 22 Event: Dr. Jacobs (’11) Discusses the Democrats’ Relationship with Rural America

On Thursday, Feb 22nd at 4 PM in Lee Hall 411, PSIA Alum Dr. Nicholas Jacobs ('11), an assistant professor of government at Colby College, will be leading a talk about "How Democrats Can Win Back Rural America (and why they try)" related to his co-authored book The Rural Voter. Everyone is welcome to join him to learn about the lack of political competition in American rural areas, the misconceptions of these rural areas, and the consequences this has for the Democratic Party and rural America. For any questions about the event, please contact Professor Lester (elester@umw.edu). … [Read more...]

Tess Darroch ’20 in Taiwan with Dr. Larus

UMW International Affairs Alum Tess Darroch ’20 is a Fulbright ETA in Penghu Islands of Taiwan. While in Taiwan, she met with Professor Emerita Dr. Larus in Taipei as pictured in March 2023 and spent the afternoon sightseeing together. It’s always wonderful to hear back from our former students! … [Read more...]

Alumni Panel Discussion on Life After Mary Washington

Join us for an alumni panel discussion, sponsored by the PSIA department and the College of Arts and Sciences, on “Life After Mary Washington: Public Service Careers in the Commonwealth.” This alumni panel is in honor of Bill Leighty ’78 and his decades of public service to the Commonwealth. Various alumni panelists will share their experiences and advice for public service. This panel features the following alumni: Amy Atkinson (’93), Virginia Commission on Youth Chris Winslow (’01), Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors Erik Johnson (’03), Virginia Community Action Partnership (VACAP) Tom Allison (’07), State Council on Higher Education in Virginia  (SCHEV)   Time: Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 4:00 PM in the Digital Auditorium, Hurley Convergence Center (HCC). For questions, contact Professor Farnsworth at: sfarnswo@umw.edu or ext. 1404. … [Read more...]

Talk with Alum Bill Leighty ’78

Join us for a talk, sponsored by the PSIA department and the College of Arts and Sciences, from UMW Alum Bill Leighty ’78. Bill Leighty is a former chief of staff to Virginia Governors Warner and Kaine. He will discuss his new book Capitol Secrets: Leadership Wisdom from a Lifetime of Public Service. Time: Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 12:30 PM in Monroe 116. For questions, contact Professor Farnsworth at: sfarnswo@umw.edu or ext. 1404. … [Read more...]

Professional Development Workshop with Anna Howell

Join the PSIA and WGST departments for an interactive workshop in learning about life after Mary Washington in the working world led by Anna Howell, a UMW graduate from 2012 and current Vice President of People & Recruiting at EvolutionIQ. She will provide advice to students on careers, graduate school and the process of looking for jobs including tips and insider knowledge to help you launch and thrive in your career. Time: Monday, April 10, 2023 at 4:00 PM in Lee 411. For questions, contact Professor Rosalyn Cooperman at: rcooperm@umw.edu … [Read more...]

Simran Kaur-Colbert ’11 Appointed at Earlham College

PSIA alum Simran Kaur-Colbert, PH.D, graduated from UMW in 2011 with a major in International Affairs and in Business Administration. She has recently been appointed as the new Director of Student Engagement and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Earlham College. Congrats Simran! … [Read more...]

Guest Lecture on Free Speech

Join guest speaker Gabe Walters, an attorney with FIRE (the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression) and 2003 UMW Alum, for a discussion of current cases where students’ free speech is under threat and cases where politicians attempt to curb faculty members’ academic freedom. Tuesday, October 18th, 3:00 Pm: Monroe 211 … [Read more...]

Lydia Grossman ’17 Receives Prestigious Fellowship

PSIA alum Lydia Grossman '17 (IA major) just received a prestigious and very competitive Boren Fellowship to study in Morocco. Boren Fellows study critical languages to work in the federal govt, especially security positions. Lydia also studied abroad in Morocco while attending UMW. Learn more about her experiences abroad in Morocco and elsewhere on this post: Lydia Grossman ’17 Benefited from Time Abroad. … [Read more...]