Student News

Study Abroad

My name is Nina Burges and I am an International Affairs major minoring in Economics and Data Science. I studied abroad at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy for the spring 2020 semester through a thirdparty program, SAI Rome. Click to read more.


Check out an article on Emily Rothstein in Nepal by clicking here!

Check out an article on Stephen Lamm in France by clicking here!

Lydia Grossman ’17 recalling her time in Morocco. Click here to read more.



April 2020 – Jason Ford on his internship this past spring semester with McGuireWoods Consulting. Click to read more.


November 2019 – Tyler Michels is a senior graduating this Fall semester and is currently interning with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. The CCAI is a nonprofit that closely works with the largest bipartisan caucus in Congress.  Click to read more.


Student Research

February 2020 – Six UMW Political Science and International Affairs major students (Jeremy Engel, Zachary Handlin, Rebecca Jacobi, Kyle Lehmann, Tom Lengel, and Lauren Perez) presented their research at the Feb. 15 Pi Sigma Alpha National Student Research Conference in Washington, D.C. Read more about it here.

Spring 2020 – Student Sarah Pietrowski (PSCI 2020) will present research she conducted for Dr. Singh’s recent “Politics of the Middle East and North Africa” course at this year’s annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association. Her paper, which examines Syrian refugees’  influence on German policy, was accepted earlier this year for presentation at the conference of the Virginia Social Sciences Association.

Spring 2019 – PSIA Students Present at Research and Creativity Day. Click here to read more.

February 2019 – Julia Gibbons presents at Pi Sigma Alpha Conference. Click here to read more.



February 2016 – Girard Bucello presents at Pi Sigma Alpha Conference. Click here to read more.


February 2015 – Three University of Mary Washington senior political science and international affairs majors will be presenting scholarly research reports at a national research conference in Washington on Feb. 14. To learn more about the students and their research, click here.

Student Life


Political Science majors (from left) Khaila Nelson and Lauren Talbert wore matching sweatshirts which say “a women’s place is in the house and senate”… Click to read more.


Photographer2015, A Palate for Poverty – University of Mary Washington senior Jeffrey Paddock participates in the two dollar challenge to raise awareness for poverty. Click to read more.



Dillon Schweers ’21 wins the 2021 Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society‘s Best Undergraduate Paper Award. This is the 11th time a Mary Washington student has won the best paper or best thesis award!

2021 Students awarded departmental honors. To see these and past honors, click here.

2018 Graduation, Kendall M. Parker of Fredericksburg received the Colgate W. Darden Jr. Award, which is presented to the student with the highest grade-point average (GPA) in the four-year undergraduate program. Click here to read more.

2017-18 Writing awards. Click here to read more.