MU professor sponsored as a Wiki Scientist by National Science Policy Network

A photo of Wiki Scientist Dr. Donna Schaeffer, alongside logos for the National Science Policy Network and Marymount University

  Dr. Donna Schaeffer, professor in the College of Business, Innovation, Leadership and Technology at Marymount University, has been sponsored by the National Science Policy Network as a Wiki Scientist. “Each month, 500 million users access a Wikipedia page as a starting point for their research or to learn more about a variety of topics,” […]

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Marymount professors present social justice work at Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium conference

Headshot photos of Dr. Matt Shadle, Dr. Tonya-Marie Howe and Dr. Donna Schaeffer

  Two faculty members from Marymount University’s College of Sciences and Humanities and a faculty member from the College of Business, Innovation, Leadership and Technology are presenting at this year’s Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium (CDHC) conference, which is focused on the timely theme of Social Justice and Online Activism. Dr. Tonya-Marie Howe will be sharing […]

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MU joins other DC-area universities in new COVID-19 testing program

Mobile COVID-19 testing laboratory

  Photos courtesy of Jeff Watts/American University Marymount University has joined other institutions in the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area in the rollout of an innovative saliva-based COVID-19 testing system with a mobile laboratory at Gallaudet University in Northeast Washington. Expanded testing is a critical component of reducing the spread of COVID-19 […]

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MU creates Blue Shirt Program to support high school seniors affected by pandemic

Photo of two blue Marymount University tee shirts

  Student learning suffered a significant blow during the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March of 2020. That impact continues to reverberate across the country for students of all educational levels. According to an Education Week article, the pandemic has greatly impacted low-income high school seniors as they’ve become twice as likely than their […]

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MU students place first, third in national “Black History, Black Stories” contest

Student Contest Photo

  During the first week of Black History Month, two Marymount University students achieved national recognition for video stories they created to illustrate how the resurgent civil rights activism of 2020 and the ongoing movement for racial equality has personally impacted them. Charles Walker, a junior Digital Writing & Narrative Design major, won the top […]

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Marymount names commencement speakers for three ceremonies this May

Three Commencement Speakers 2021 Photo

  In mid-May, approximately 975 students will receive their degrees over the course of three days during Marymount University’s 70th annual commencement ceremonies. The newest graduates of the mission-based Catholic university will hear from three distinguished commencement speakers – influential Virginian James Dyke, Jr., entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila Johnson and business leader Donald Graham. Both […]

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MU professor, team of researchers continue campus ministry study during COVID-19 pandemic

Marymount University Chapel Photo

  When Dr. Kathleen Garces-Foley, Professor of Religious Studies at Marymount University, began work on a new campus ministry study alongside an impressive team of co-investigators in 2019, she never could have imagined conducting research during a pandemic. “We expected to meet as a team in May of 2020 to develop the research protocols, but […]

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MU hosts events in celebration of Black History Month

Black History Month Photo

  The origin story of National Black History Month dates back to 1915, and has strengthened from that time to the present day. Historian and author Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded what is now known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and in 1926, launched the first Negro History […]

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Marymount financial aid director appointed to national scholarship board

Marymount Financial Aid Director Photo

  Higher education and providing the needed funding to help cover the cost is a personal mission for Keia Brown, Director of Financial Aid at Marymount University.  “In my new role at the University, I have the privilege of working with parents and students who are navigating the financial aid process, many for the very first […]

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Marymount hosts MLK prayer service, “A Journey Towards Healing: Where Do We Go From Here?”

MLK Prayer Service Event Photo

  On Sunday, the Marymount University community gathered virtually to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a MLK prayer service, “A Journey Towards Healing: Where Do We Go From Here?” The event, sponsored by the Office of Ministry and Spiritual Life and the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, was streamed live on […]

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