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2010-11 Archive

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Homecoming Weekend 2011

For the 2011 Homecoming Weekend, alumni reunited at a reception in the greenhouse, and attended a seminar given by Alissa Armstrong '04.

Almost like magic

All actions in nature can be expressed numerically. That’s biomathematics in a very, very small nutshell. Kiah Hardcastle has her own way to describe the concept.

Nature Educator Remembers His Roots

When you ask biology major Marc Magnus-Sharpe '85 where his heart lies, chances are you will find the answer in the middle of the frothing rapids of a river or the steep, snowy slopes of a mountain. When you ask him what he does, you will get an entirely different story.

Sharpe Project Goes to the Dogs

For Kelly O’Toole '14, the opportunity to combine her interest in biology and anthropology with her passion for animals provided the perfect starting point to develop her Sharpe Community Scholars Program summer project.

Good news, bad news for rare woodpeckers

Virginia's breeding population of red-cockaded woodpeckers reached a new high this year, with nine breeding pairs documented in late May.

The Bay Game: A simulation of the Chesapeake's health

Students in William & Mary’s Watershed Dynamics class convened in the basement of Tyler and assumed the virtual roles of stakeholders —land developers, farmers, watermen, and local regulators—to simulate the challenges inherent in Chesapeake Bay management.

W&M chapter of PBK announces award winners

The College of William and Mary's Alpha of Virginia chapter of Phi Beta Kappa gathers annually to celebrate the academic and professional achievement of its membership.

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Researchers document the biology behind a sex oddity

A paper published in the prestigious online journal Nature Communications reveals the molecular biology behind a certain worm’s ability to break—or at least ignore—the laws of Mendelian genetics.

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2010 Homecoming Weekend

This year's Homecoming had delightful weather, a win for the football team in overtime, and warm reunions with friends and faculty.

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Aniko Toth's frog presentation wins award

The Virginia Herpetological Society honored W&M biology major Aniko Toth for her presentation at their annual meeting held in October.

Got it on eBay…

…and our transmission electron microscope is running just fine, thanks

Hawk in the house!

The saga of William & Mary's family of Cooper's hawks continues.

Beckman Scholars are focused on research

Frederick Lambert of Powhatan, Va., and Brittany Lewis of Andover, Mass., are receiving financial support for continuing their mentored research work over two summers plus their senior year at the College.

Back to the farm

Diners in Williamsburg-area eateries late this summer may be tasting the results of a William & Mary sustainable agriculture internship.

A double mystery

Rusty blackbirds are threatened across their range--except on the William & Mary campus.

W&M receives $1.2M from HHMI for science education

The College of William and Mary has been awarded $1.2 million in funding by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), part of a nationwide program to help universities strengthen undergraduate and precollege science education.

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Eric Bradley receives Faculty Governance Award

The Biology Department is proud that Professor Eric Bradley was honored for his service to the College of William and Mary and given the Faculty Governance Award.

W&M offers new minor in marine science

The College of William and Mary, partnering with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, will offer a new undergraduate minor in marine science.

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New IIBBS Web Site

IBBSS (pronounced Ibis), the Institute for Integrative Bird Behavior Studies, is a new addition to our web site.