A new study by psychology professor Todd Thrash finds that inspiration spreads from writer to reader.
The site of Werowocomoco, Powhatan’s capital city during the early years of the Jamestown Colony, has been acquired by the National Park Service.
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.
From a globally recognized leader in international criminal law and a leading linguistic scholar to a widely published neuroscientist, the 2016 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence will be bestowed to 20 talented and visionary professors across William & Mary's campus.
This recurring feature highlights faculty members from William & Mary who are quoted in the media.
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."
Lydia Whitaker, business manager for the applied science department, is the recipient of the 2016 Charles and Virginia Duke Award.
Student researchers with the W&M Mattachine Research Project: Documenting the LGBTIQ Past in Virginia will present the fruits of long Saturdays spent in archives Monday afternoon in an event that is free and open to the public.
More than 150 grad students from the arts and sciences presented their research March 18-19 at the Sadler Center
A Ph.D. student’s physics research on trapping and manipulating ultra-cold atoms will be honored at the Graduate Research Symposium on March 19.
Ph.D. student Andrew Kottick has determined exactly which cells in the brain are responsible for respiration. His work will be honored at the Graduate Research Symposium March 19.
Ph.D. student Summer Moore will be honored at the Graduate Research Symposium on March 19 for her work studying European cloth fragments recovered from Hawaii.
Irina Novikova, an associate professor in William & Mary’s Department of Physics, was recently honored for her contributions to the peer-review process.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), mental illnesses account for a larger proportion of disability in developed countries than any other group of illnesses, including cancer and heart disease.
William & Mary's 15th Annual Graduate Research Symposium will be held at the Sadler Center March 18-19.
William & Mary’s History Writing Resources Center is staffed by Ph.D. students who offer assistance to graduate and undergraduate students.
Mikhailov, an assistant professor in William & Mary’s Department of Physics, is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), the group at the center of the announcement.
Xu Liu, an assistant professor of computer science, and Bo Wu, a 2014 alumnus of William & Mary’s Ph.D. program in computer science, have developed a tool to find elusive software bottlenecks and which will allow computers to run faster and more efficiently.
Shana Haines, who is pursuing her Ph.D. in American studies, integrates the work of Martin Luther King Jr., and others, into her interdisciplinary course at Tidewater Community College. She recently won the college's 2016 MLK Award.
Ellie Radue was recently awarded the 2016 Cheryl Griffith Tropf Fellowship in Physics.
History Professor Jeremy Pope will be honored with the top teaching award at Charter Day.
During more than two decades at W&M, Meyer has dazzled colleagues with her teaching and involvement in countless campus committees and causes.
Harvey Langholtz, a professor of psychology at William & Mary who teaches a class on decision theory, talks about what people should consider when deciding whether or not to play the Powerball lottery.
Two William & Mary professors have been recognized as 2016 recipients of Outstanding Faculty Awards by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
W&M professor Xu Liu and W&M PhD Bo Wu share the Best Paper Award at Supercomputing '15.
Mario Linares-Vasquez and Carlos Bernal-Cardenas, and Denys Poshyvanyk share in an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at ESEC/FSE'15.
Michele Tufano and Denys Poshyvanyk share in an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at ICSE '15.
The NOvA remote control facility was funded from Patricia Vahle’s CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation.
William & Mary is the recipient of a nearly $50,000 grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation to support the Healthy Beginnings project.
Every year, the Alumni Association honors a select group of outstanding young faculty members.
William & Mary physicist Konstantinos Orginos has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Lizabeth Allison's lab studies nuclear transport — the biochemical processes that allow proteins to travel between the cell’s cytoplasm and the nucleus.
HGSA combines professional development with social interaction.
Fasil Alemente conjectured and proved a theorem that is included in “Characterizing the Resolute Part of Monotonic Social Choice Correspondences”, forthcoming in Economic Theory. Mr. Alemante made his contribution as an economics major at William and Mary. Drs. Don Campbell and Jerry Kelly are the paper’s co-authors.
W&M professors are part of a collaboration that has begun to unravel the secret of the silkworm, an important first step in learning how to produce silks that are more alive than dead.
Dressed in a giant onesie complete with bib and oversize bottle, Peter Vishton goo-gooed and gaa-gaaed his way to victory during William & Mary's annual Raft Debate.
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.
Applied Science's Graduate Student Sean Koebley is working with Professor Hannes Schniepp on the study of the strength of the silkworms' silk.
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Birds "shout" to be heard over the noise produced by man-made activity, new research has shown.
August Butler, who is working on her doctoral dissertation in History, has taken an unpaid internship with a comedy club in Richmond.
Fermilab presented an analysis of the first results from its NOvA neutrino experiment on Aug. 7 and physicists from William & Mary were heavily involved.
The newest members of the William & Mary student body are getting ready to make their mark on the alma mater of a nation.
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.
A summer archaeological field school conducted by Professor of Anthropology Martin Gallivan explored Kiskiack, the site of an Indian town that was once part of the chiefdom of Powhatan, the father of Pocahontas.
Program adds international development and policy curriculum.
A graduate student, assisted by an undergrad, are examining how vegetation affects diamondback terrapin nesting on Fisherman Island.
Jenna Kay Carlson created a poster that was awarded the top student poster at the 2015 conference of the Society of American Archaeology.
Alexandra Finley and Christopher Jones, W&M Ph.D. candidates in history, will receive funding to live in Philadelphia and complete their dissertation at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies.
Mary Seward won First Place in the graduate student competition and Melissa Hey '15 received Honorable Mention in the undergraduate competition.
Two of our PhD alumni (Collin McMillan and Ningfang Mi) received NSF CAREER awards in 2015.
Jenna Carlson wins best Student Poster Presentation at 2015 SAA!
Matthew Burton, a graduate student in the William & Mary Department of Physics, is part of the effort to make a better accelerator.
William & Mary’s 14th annual Graduate Research Symposium brought graduate students in Arts and Sciences together with their counterparts from 16 other colleges and universities to share progress on their research projects.
Eve Bourbeau-Allard captures the Market Access International Corporate Award as part of the College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Research Symposium.
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.
William & Mary chemist William McNamara and his students are working on creating cleaner, more efficient and more cost-effective ways to harvest energy by mimicking the way plants use sunlight to create their own energy.
"Television, History and Revolution" will be a discussion with the producers and cast from AMC's "TURN: Washington's Spies" and William & Mary professors.
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.
Midstream officials have been working in conjunction with Mark Hinders, professor of applied science at William & Mary, to develop technology to track oil spills under ice.
Ph.D. candidate Alex Finley got to break the news of how they are related to Henry Louis Gates, Jr., on the Nov. 25 episode of 'Finding Your Roots.'
Ph.D. candidate Alex Finley's work drew the attention of producers for a PBS show on genealogy. That's where the story begins.
A William & Mary archaeologist has been studying 1,000 years of the islanders’ methods of coping with life amid some rapidly changing ecosystems atop geologically unstable islands.
W&M faculty members discussed the College's history, from slavery to Jim Crow, during the "Created Equal: Slavery by Another Name" event Nov. 6.
A $199,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will allow researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science to help protect Werowocomoco—one of the most important Native American sites in the eastern U.S.—from shoreline erosion and sea-level rise
A piece by William & Mary anthropologist Barbara King is included in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014, a recently released anthology that currently holds the number one spot in the nature writing and essays category on Amazon.
Devil’s Advocate Andreas Stathopoulos narrowly out-argued representatives from the humanities, social sciences, and natural and computational sciences to win the annual Raft Debate, convincing a capacity crowd that none of the disciplines were worth saving.
Eric Han's new book chronicles how Chinese immigrants in Yokohama, Japan, found an enduring place in a mono-ethnic state
It’s called NOvA, and after nearly five years of construction, scientists are now using the two massive detectors—placed 500 miles apart—to study one of nature’s most elusive subatomic particles.
The Raft Debate will be held at Phi Beta Kappa Hall Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Scientists are working to manipulate and harness these atomic-level surface interactions, paving the way for the development of a whole new range of high-tech devices and applications.
William & Mary graduate student Valerie Gray was chosen this year by American Physical Society members as chair-elect for the APS Forum on Graduate Student Affairs.
The 2014-15 academic year will soon get underway, and William & Mary is preparing to welcome its newest students to campus.
For the past three summers, archaeologists have dug up the grounds of a William & Mary dorm in search of the "smoking lunchbox"—the archaeologists' term for a material-culture connection between the 18th-century Bray School and a building still in use on the William & Mary campus.
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.
Research conducted on captive birds at William & Mary showed that reproductive success went down as the dosage of mercury increased.
A graduate student and two undergraduates are funded for summer research
The weak force is, for laymen, the least known of the quartet of interactions that run the universe as we know it.
A number of experimental course initiatives and departmental projects using technology and tools instructionally are underway across the university.
Nalini Ambady graduated from William & Mary in 1985 with her master's degree and wnt on to become a well-known and successful social psychologist.
One of the first Ph.D.s from William & Mary's applied science program will be on ABC's show "Shark Tank" on Friday.
Dressed as Charles Darwin and armed with an erupting bottle of "science juice," Dan Cristol scored a victory for the natural and computational sciences on Wednesday night.
National Public Radio's Elizabeth Shogren came to the right place to do a story on the resurgence of bald eagles.
The university has already seen the arrival of its newest graduate students, and the undergraduates are not far behind with move-in day on Aug. 23 and classes starting Aug. 28.
Hao Han and Nan Zheng recently received the Stephen K. Park Graduate Research Award to recognize their contributions to electronic efficiency and network security.
One point was made over and over again at the June 21 ceremonial signing of a conservation easement to protect Werowocomoco: American history did not begin with the 1607 landing of the Jamestown settlers.
The National Geographic Society has become involved in an investigation of possible contaminants in the water that the original Jamestown colonists drank in the early 17th century.
The new dome and its 14-inch computer-controlled telescope will give William & Mary much improved astronomical functionality.
A cadre of William & Mary's physicists was involved in a project that made the Physics World list of the top 10 breakthroughs for 2012.
The College of William & Mary made a strong showing at the Seventh Annual Graduate Student Research Forum on Feb. 16 in Charlottesville.
They are leaders in their fields with busy lives and careers. Yet each of them—and there are more than a dozen in total—has made a passionate commitment to William and Mary’s Graduate Studies Advisory Board (GSAB) in Arts & Sciences.
Six graduate students from the College of William & Mary presented cutting-edge research at the Graduate Student Research Forum on Feb. 3.
This video, produced by the Virginia Council of Graduate Schools, highlights the value of graduate research at William and Mary and across the Commonwealth.
Although a formula for academic excellence cannot be pinpointed, the recipients of the 2009-10 Distinguished Thesis and Dissertation Awards share at least one characteristic in common: the desire to take their scholarship outside the classroom.
The Graduate Studies Advisory Board in Arts & Sciences has supported recruitment fellowships during the past five years for prospective students of exceptional ability and promise.
A $250,000 gift from Williamsburg residents Margaret Nelson Fowler and Roy Hock will endow a new graduate fellowship honoring renowned Jamestown archaeologist William Kelso.
Innovation and intrigue abound as scholars lead more than 135 presentations at the 9th Annual Graduate Research Symposium.
Six graduate students from the College of William & Mary joined the prestigious Fifth Annual Graduate Student Research Forum in Richmond on March 4, hosted by the Virginia Council of Graduate Schools.
To ensure that William & Mary retains its ability to attract and train exceptional scholars and leaders, the Arts & Sciences Graduate Studies Advisory Board (GSAB) established special Recruitment Fellowships in 2006.
A key indicator of a university's strength is the quality of its graduate research, and the recent thesis/dissertation awardees demonstrate that the College is thriving.
Graduate students from different disciplines in Arts & Sciences come together once each year to unite in a display of intellectual firepower.
On Feb. 10, six graduate students from the College of William and Mary participated in the fourth annual Graduate Student Research Forum, held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.
On September 25, 1957, nine African-American students began attending classes at Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas.
Jonathan Holley M.S. '08 has been examining the relationships among retention ponds, stormwater runoff, and downstream effects on aquatic invertebrate communities.
Andriy's research project is titled, "Near-Real-Time Nonrigid Registration for Image Guided Neurosurgery Using Commodity and Grid Computing." At the College's sixth annual Graduate Research Symposium, held in March 2007, his project won the Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Natural and Computational Sciences.
In her studies of the zebra finch, Amanda Houck is examining females' mate-selection to determine whether their selection criteria are influenced by other females.
Amy Howard (Ph.D., '05), now associate director of the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Richmond, was honored by the Graduate Studies Advisory Board for her dissertation in American Studies, titled "'More than Shelter': Community, Identity, and Spatial Politics in San Francisco Public Housing, 1938-2000."