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The Blue & Gray Press | August 22, 2019

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Honorable Mentions

Stephen Farnsworth,

professor of political science and director of the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, gave a lecture at the Norwegian Washington Seminar in Washington D.C. entitled, “The State of American Politics: Obama Faces Syria, the Federal Budgets and Congress.” Farnsworth was also interviewed by a variety of news outlets about the ongoing race for governor. Farnsworth, co-authored two opinion columns, “Arabic Media’s View of Obama,” published in Politico, and “Fox News: Tougher on Obama than Hezbollah’s TV news,” published in the Daily Kos.

Andy Leonard,

UMW alumnus, received the Geek of the Year Award by FredTech for his mobile app, Campus IDeas. Leonard also took first place at UMW inaugural Eagle Start-Up Challenge and Start-up Weekend Fredericksburg

Surupa Gupta,

associate professor of political science and international affairs, presented her co-authored work on India’s foreign policy at a seminar on “Foreign Policies of BRICS Countries” in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Rosalyn Cooperman,

associate professor of political science, travelled to Bordeaux, France to a present her paper, “The Elephant in the Room: Conservative Women’s Groups and Republican Women Candidates in U.S. Congressional Elections, 2008-2012,” at the 2013 European Consortium for Political Research General Conference.

Jason Sellers,

assistant professor of history and American studies, travelled to New Orleans, La. to present his paper, “Wee Drink One Water: River and Intercultural  Relations in the Eighteenth-Century Mid-Atlantic,” at the Ethnohistory Annual Meeting.

Janine S. Davis,

assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, co-presented at the Virginia Educational Research Association conference in Charlottesville, Va. on Sept. 20th with two recent graduates. The research studies are entitled, “Navigating Learning with Digital Natives.”