2010-11 Archive

Patrick Hayes Writers Series, 2011-12

Each year the English Department invites distinguished writers to campus to read from their work and meet with student writers. This yea's readings will be held in the Muscarelle Museum's gallery, and the public is cordially invited.

Professor receives NSF grant to study language patterns in STEM classrooms

William & Mary Associate Professor Anne Charity Hudley has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how cultural and social language patterns affect learning and student assessment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) classrooms.

Department Presents Five Student Literary Awards

In spring 2011 the English Department presented five student awards, in the categories of best collection of poems, best single poem, best play, best work of literary nonfiction, and best short story.

Ashley Edward Miller '94: Writing and living his dream

For Ashley Edward Miller '94, his dreams truly have become his reality. His experience is a shining example of how an education at the College of William and Mary can change a person, allowing them to point their career and life in any direction.

Lemon symposium 'a day of learning from each other'

Approximately 100 people gathered at the Bruton Heights School on March 19 to share knowledge, research findings and personal experiences during the Lemon Project’s Spring Symposium.

Alumni: Meredith Melcher, a life performing in camos

“I think that the academic side of being at William and Mary and getting my English degree helped me to communicate much better,” says the '02 graduate, who also notes that the diverse student population helped her prepare for the Army.

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Unlocking the diaries

For many people, diaries are the province of young girls, who pour out their secret sorrows and then lock them away. An exhibit at Swem Library, arising out of Jennifer Putzi's seminar on "Gender and the American Diary," unlocks the mystery of the form. The exhibit is on display through March.

Linguists work to save Koasati, a letter at a time.

Linguists will tell you that a language can begin to die in a single generation if it is not passed down to children. Associate Professor Jack Martin has worked three summers to prevent one language--Koasati, which is spoken by the Louisiana tribe the Coushatta-- from meeting that particular fate.

Professor Raitt Addresses Glasgow Conference

In November, Professor Suzanne Raitt traveled to Glasgow, Scotland, to be one of the keynote speakers at "Unlacing Orlando," an inspirational day of lectures and discussions celebrating Virginia Woolf’s masterpiece.

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W&M's Terry Meyers featured in Post, Chronicle

Research by English Professor Terry Meyers regarding the 18th Century Bray School and its possible connection to a College building located on the edge of campus.

W&M takes over 'Jeopardy!'

William & Mary professor Colleen Kennedy and grad student Patrick Tucker MPP '11 might be able to give you a few tips for the road. After all, the two recently took the stage to compete in a round of "Jeopardy!" themselves.

Waiting for the word

Henry Hart hopes that ”appetizer” booklets will spur publication of ambitious post-World War II literary anthology.