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The Blue & Gray Press | March 20, 2018

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Stephen Farnsworth

UMW hosts Podius debate on media bias, invite distinguished California professor

October 12, 2016 |


Talk of sugar daddies, junk food and Thomas Jefferson were just a few of the courses that Monday night’s debate took. The audience pondered and questioned these points among others, while staring at their phone screens and texting.Read More

Senator Mark Warner Visits UMW Campus

September 22, 2016 |


On Friday, Sept. 9, Senator Mark Warner visited the University of Mary Washington to speak to political science and sociology students about the economy, mostly regarding the nature of work and wealth. The event was held in Monroe Hall Room 116 at 1 p.m. and was hosted by Dr. Eric Bonds.Read More

Congressman Rob Wittman visits UMW, discusses global issues

April 7, 2016 |


Congressman Rob Wittman discusses global and national issues with students When most people think of what politicians do, they might imagine politicians in suits, giving signatures in a professional-looking office.Read More

Cruz takes home Iowa Caucus victory, Sanders gives Clinton run for her money

February 4, 2016 |


Some might have not expected Texas senator Ted Cruz to nab the majority of Iowa voters or for former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders to come neck and neck with a near half-split of votes.Read More

UMW students and faculty discuss John Boehner’s resignation

October 1, 2015 |


Students and faculty are discussing the future of the Republican’s influence in the House of Representatives following Speaker of the House John Boehner’s announcement, on Sept. 25, that he would be resigning his position in Congress at the end of October.Read More

School sponsored surveys make national news

October 22, 2014 |


A survey sponsored by the University of Mary Washington and conducted by the Center for Leadership and Media Studies detailing Virginia residents’ views on state and nationwide issues has made headlines in both local and national media publications.Read More

Professor Profile: Stephen Farnsworth

January 29, 2014 |


Stephen Farnsworth is a University of Mary Washington professor in the department of political science and international Affairs professor. He is also the director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies and has authored or co-authored … Read More

Honorable Mentions

September 25, 2013 |

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.

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Professor accomplishments

January 22, 2013 |


Classics, philosophy and religion professor publishes a book

James Goehring recently published his book “Politics, Monasticism, and Miracles in Sixth Century Upper Egypt: A Critical Edition and Translation of the Coptic Texts on Abraham of Farshut.” In … Read More

What You Missed Over the Summer

September 7, 2011 |

Lynne Richardson named as new Dean of the College of Business On May 18, 2011, the University of Mary Washington announced that Lynne Richardson will be the new Dean of the College of Business.

According to … Read More