The College of William and Mary (W&M) in Williamsburg, Virginia invites interested scholars to attend and participate in the Thirteenth Annual Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) to be held at the Sadler Center on March 21-22, 2014. A unique educational and networking event, the GRS encourages interdisciplinary exchange, bringing together students from the sciences and the humanities at William & Mary and other surrounding regional universities. The GRS promises to be an exciting opportunity to share experiences common to students in all graduate school communities.
The College of William & Mary is the nation’s second oldest university founded in 1693 by Royal Charter from King William III and Queen Mary II of Great Britain and is one of the top ten public universities. The Sir Christopher Wren Building, completed in 1699, is the oldest academic building in continuous use in the United States. Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest premier academic honor society, and the student honor code were founded at William & Mary. The College also maintains the historic post of Chancellor — currently held by former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Robert M. Gates, the only person in American history to serve under presidents from different political parties. Although traditions are strong on the historic campus, William & Mary is a center for innovation and research. As our President, W. Taylor Reveley III, has remarked, “The work done by our advanced scholars... contributes not just to the expansion of academic understanding, but in very real and powerful ways to our lives as citizens of this Commonwealth, nation, and world.”