New venue, old friends as Biology Department alumni return for a wonderful reunion.
A grant from the National Science Foundation to a multi-institutional team headed by researchers at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science will fund an effort to identify how policymakers and coastal residents can best respond to rising seas.
Homecoming Events planned for Oct 13-16. Good-bye Millington, Hello ISC!
ISC 3 came on line for the beginning of the semester and was dedicated at a Sept. 22 ceremony held in conjunction with the fall meeting of the university’s Board of Visitors.
Work is still going on, but the third phase of William & Mary’s Integrated Science Center will be open when classes start. (With one exception.)
Last year’s William & Mary iGEM team won several prizes, including the Grand Prize. This year’s project is going to be bigger. And better. And more useful.
Mark Swingle ’76 was the first employee hired when the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center was nothing more than a tiny office. The aquarium is now celebrating its 30th anniversary.
It was a banner year for Virginia’s bald eagles as well as for Virginia’s bald-eagle researchers.
The new 113,000-square-foot ISC 3 is scheduled to be fully on line in fall.
A recent announcement from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe included notice that two William & Mary scientists received matching funds to help bring their discoveries into the market.
The W&M Herbarium is part of a global effort digitizing natural history collections. More than half of its roughly 81,000 specimen records are available for free online.
A team from William & Mary is a finalist in the 2016 American Society for Microbiology Agar Art contest, and your vote can help win the People’s Choice Award.
Students will be able to check-out the solar-powered bike-car hybrid, which is one of the projects approved this spring for green fee project funding.
W&M Professor Dan Cristol is one of the authors of a new paper that confirms an additional challenge for migratory birds, beyond the vicissitudes of weather, predators and the bad luck of running into a wind turbine or a window.
The William Small Award for Faculty Excellence remembers the contributions of 18th-century professor and Thomas Jefferson teacher William Small
Work by the university's researchers has been prominent in the national — and even the international — media recently.
It takes a research university to bring together the resources required to address big questions, but the term “research university” takes a bit of unpacking in the context of an institution that, as the charter mandates, "shall be called and denominated, for ever, the College of William and Mary."
The scholarships are reserved for students studying math, science or engineering who intend to pursue a Ph.D.
Photo booth technology has advanced tremendously from the old days!
William & Mary ichthyologist Laurie Sanderson has a patent pending on a new type of filter that is designed to be clogless, or at least clog-resistant.
It’s nesting season for bald eagles, and the birds are nesting closer and closer to campus — but William & Mary's naturalists have found no eagle nest on the campus itself. Yet.
More than 150 grad students from the arts and sciences presented their research March 18-19 at the Sadler Center
It didn’t take long for W&M students to start charging their laptops and phones with the new solar-powered charging station built into a picnic table Tuesday outside Sadler Center.
Anna Klompen W&M '17, recently was awarded a Grant-in-Aid of Research from Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Jon Allen, her undergraduate research advisor, reflects on how this award became a springboard for his own career.
Halleran is the co-recipient of the 2016 Jefferson Prize, sharing the award with Isaac Alty, a chemistry and ancient Greek major.
"It was amazing to experience others engaging with my research and offering ideas on the directions I can take my project"
Two William & Mary professors have been recognized as 2016 recipients of Outstanding Faculty Awards by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
Joanne Watters Elena is program director of NIH's National Cancer Institute. Conclusive evidence, she said, remains elusive.
Drs. Matthias Leu and Oliver Kerscher are in video describing methods and purpose of this collaborative project.
Lizabeth Allison's lab studies nuclear transport — the biochemical processes that allow proteins to travel between the cell’s cytoplasm and the nucleus.
If you were able to make it or not, see if you recognize anyone from our Biology Homecoming Open House
Researchers work to establish a breeding population of red-cockaded woodpeckers within the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.
An interdisciplinary team of William & Mary students have brought home one of the biggest prizes in synthetic biology, an honor that has been called the World Cup of Science.
William & Mary alumna Beth Comstock '82 has been named one of this year’s "Most Powerful Women in Business" by Fortune.
The Center for Conservation Biology recently recognized the work made by research associate Dana Bradshaw '81, M.S. '90, toward the recovery of an endangered bird population in Virginia.
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Collaborative program between W&M and Eastern Virginia Medical School is teaching that the stories behind the illness are important for good healthcare, too.
American Studies graduate student Matt Anthony is interning at the North American Breeding Bird Survey at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, and using the work to launch his studies of citizen-science.
They've been assigned to departments within USAID bureaus in Washington, D.C.
In a review published in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution, an international group of ecologists and evolutionary biologists outlined the ways in which evolutionary responses to human-produced lights and noise might be measured and how researchers might separate evolutionary changes from changes in behavior that are not long-lasting.
A graduate student, assisted by an undergrad, are examining how vegetation affects diamondback terrapin nesting on Fisherman Island.
The Center for Conservation Biology has expanded its Virginia Bald Eagle Nest Locator, an online platform launched in 2009, adding geospatial data on additional bird species as well as added functionality.
Research conducted in efforts to protect Monarch Butterflies, by Biology Dept. Assistant Professors Harmony Dalgleish and Joshua Puzey
Undergraduate holds first author title on recent paper describing the thriving viral community in Lake Matoaka.
The James River continues to be one of the best barometers of bald eagle recovery within the Chesapeake Bay and likely the nation.
These mega-author collaborations are becoming more common in science.
Several apples have begun growing on the university's Newton trees.
The birds have lost a great friend. Ruth Beck, Emeritus Professor of Biology at William & Mary, passed away suddenly last week at 72.
On Sunday May 17, the Class of 2015 graduation ceremony enjoyed great weather and another year with increased numbers of participants
Eric Bradley is this year’s recipient of William & Mary’s Shirley Aceto Award.
Mary Seward won First Place in the graduate student competition and Melissa Hey '15 received Honorable Mention in the undergraduate competition.
Peyton Smith '16 recently took top honors for her essay 'Heron's Hymn' in the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association competition.
Art and biology student Zoë Powell '16 is one of 10 undergraduates to be awarded a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship.
William & Mary has logged an unusual "clean sweep" in a prestigious national scholarship program, with all four of the university's nominees winning Goldwater Scholarships.
It’s not every day that William and Mary undergraduates get an opportunity to chat about their research with a Noble Laureate, but that is exactly what happened at Princeton last weekend during the Mid-Atlantic Developmental Biology meeting
Vitek Jirinec's work on wood thrushes and their microhabitat was recognized at the College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Research Symposium.
The Graduate Research Symposium will be held at the Sadler Center March 20-21, 2015.
Allen and Leu promoted with tenure!
The Biology Department awarded three graduate students for outstanding work teaching this past Fall 2014 semester.
A team of biologists at William & Mary has begun a long-term experiment to determine what is behind the degradation of the College Woods ecosystem.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated the rufa subspecies of the red knot as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Undergraduate students share their summer research experiences
Check out these videos submitted to Jon Allen's Bio 302 class.
Hinders, professor of applied science, and John Swaddle, professor of biology, are the core members of the Sonic Nets collaboration at William & Mary. The idea is to produce an effective, non-lethal bird deterrent, a solution to an age-old problem that is affordable, polite and does not rely on a steady supply of irritable dachshunds.
“It’s all very fascinating to see what people are working on and see how that fits into my work.” - Harry Haverkos, father of Katie (neé Haverkos) Clark ’03.
Dr. Paul Heideman recently installed a treadmill in his office.
Freshman Anna Booman and her family -- including mom, Ellen '79 -- have rescued 42 golden retrievers in their Oregon hometown.
Drew LaMar is the principal investigator on a $935,551 NSF grant to form a virtual “hub,” where mathematicians and biologists can share information and ideas of best practices.
William & Mary alumnus Cody Dial ’09 recently went missing in Costa Rica, and fellow Tribe alumni are helping with the effort to find him.
IIBBS lab results featured in popular science magazines
New venue and intriguing topics in store for the upcoming semester.
New faculty members’ offices on same hall at Duke, now at W&M.
Mitchell Byrd began studying bald eagles in the dark, DDT-haunted days, a time in which fieldwork included picking up poisoned birds lying on the ground under their nests.
Biology Chair Liz Allison Set to Step Down After Five Years of Service
Eight William & Mary undergraduates are engaged in a unique new research program led by VIMS that combines classroom experience with summer internships across the globe.
Site preparation is under way for the construction of the third phase of William & Mary's Integrated Science Center, a new building that will fill the space between the first two phases of the ISC.
The five-year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will promote evidence-based strategies to promote STEM education at the undergraduate level.
W&M assistant professor of biology Harmony Dalgleish considers ways to restore the American chestnut to its pre-blight glory.
2014 Graduates Celebrate the End of an Era…and the Start of Something New
On Sunday, Jess Benson '14 will complete the family tradition, graduating with the rest of the Class of 2014 while her family members – who all stood in her place once – cheer her on.
Mercury takes a toll on the population of songbirds, even at sublethal doses.
Biology students cop top honors in Cell/Molecular and Ecology/Organismal Biology
The Center for Conservation Biology has become part of an initiative to develop wind farms off Virginia’s coast.
A graduate student and two undergraduates are funded for summer research
These images are just a tiny fraction of the photos the students have taken this semester. As Dr. Cristol notes, “It's truly amazing what these new cameras can do, even in cold, inexperienced hands!”
Dr. Zwollo’s recent discoveries about immune systems and homing behavior by salmon should improve sustainable aquaculture in Alaska.
The 13th annual installment of the Graduate Research Symposium will be held this Friday and Saturday 21/22 March in the Sadler Center. For a third year in a row, the Strikwerda award was won by a Biology student.
Overgrazing in the College Woods is dramatic, as nearly every green thing lower than 6 feet off the ground has been eaten.
"The biodiversity is massive in comparison to the East Coast, and finding/observing/learning about cool and interesting critters is what I love.”
“We got a couple remarks to the effect ‘UFOs do not exist’...I think more than a few folks were fearful the tracking equipment was some kind of a weapon…”"
Research articles from 2013 are being published in 41 different journals ranging from A (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology) to Z (Zoology), and on subjects that span the diverse spectrum of research in biology at the College of William and Mary.
Some 200 people gathered outside of Small Hall for a ceremonial planting of William & Mary’s Newton tree on Feb. 22.
Ashley Fidler was just named a recipient of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, one of 40 awarded in the United States. The Gates Scholarship will allow her to pursue an MPhil degree at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
The Plumeri Award acknowledges those faculty exhibiting passion, vision, and leadership in their teaching, research and service to the College. Mark is all that, and then some!
The Biology Department is proud to celebrate Dr. Williamson's tenure and promotion to Associate Professor
William & Mary will soon be home to a living piece of one of the most well-known scientific legends: a descendant of Isaac Newton's apple tree.
In February, the great blue herons of the Chesapeake Bay region will begin their nest building or repair chores and their mating rituals—perhaps in a tree they've been sharing with bald eagles.
The university’s Noyce Scholars Program received National Science Foundation funding for its second phase.
Cornwallis sank as he died, making a couple of revolutions on his way down, finally ending belly up and flippers akimbo, making a sort of “whale angel” on the ocean bottom.