Six Indian tribes of eastern Virginia are one signature away from full federal recognition, after the U.S. Senate approved H.R. 984.
Buddy, the worm, died in December, 2012, shortly after Jon Allen peered into his bathroom mirror and fished the nematode out of his cheek. The worm may be no more, but Buddy, the legend, lives on in social media.
Bryan Watts, the director of the Center for Conservation Biology, has dedicated much of his professional life to keeping birds safe. Now, he’s worried that a new federal interpretation of a century-old law will result in the deaths of millions of birds.
W&M Professor and Director of Creative Writing Nancy Schoenberger's latest book is titled “Wayne and Ford: The Films, the Friendships and the Forging of an American Hero.”
Brian Rabinovitz is a neuroscientist who focuses on how the brain processes music. His specialty is memory, what makes us remember songs and what makes some songs impossible to forget.
The W&M Equality Lab orchestrated an event that happened in real time October 26-28 and continues online across various digital forums.
Written history doesn’t always get it right. Audrey Horning is one of a group of scholar-scientists that use multiple sources — written history, remembered history and material culture — to work toward assembling a more accurate picture of the past.
Elizabeth Losh, associate professor of English and American studies at William & Mary, and husband Mel Horan focused on documents from the university's Georgian Papers Programme to create wreaths for their Duke of Gloucester Street home.
William & Mary’s Department of Psychology has officially changed its name to the Department of Psychological Sciences. The new name is just catching up with the volume of rigorous, scientific research that faculty and students are already doing.
The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2017.
William & Mary Assistant Professor R. Benedito Ferrão will spend a year in Goa, employing the power of art and remembrance to actualize a modified understanding of the region’s cultural identity.
"The greatest joy that keeps me going is that they develop into these amazing young scientists, the majority of whom enter doctoral programs." - from an interview with Associate Professor of Biology Shantá Hinton, featured by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Ryan Chaban is a first-year Ph.D. student in William & Mary’s Department of Applied Science, working on some of the many knotty scientific problems that must be solved before we can tap the virtually limitless supply of energy that nuclear fusion can yield. He's also an award-winning essayist.
A look back at the William & Mary students awarded national and international scholarships and fellowships in 2017.
Professor Qun Li has been named an IEEE Fellow.
Professor Philip Roessler discusses how the African Union got it wrong on Zimbabwe.
Designed to engage students in the outdoors and broaden the impact of William & Mary’s Park Rx initiative, the event featured a nature walk, Integrated Science Center Greenhouse tour, interactive lecture and platform for student ambassadors to “prescribe” parks to their peers.
Denys Poshyvanyk, an associate professor in William & Mary’s Department of Computer Science, has spent the past ten years trying to bridge the human-to-computer language gap. He and a team of students are working toward direct translation and the scientific community is taking note.
Nine philosophy scholars convened at William & Mary to "iron out" and improve the persuasiveness of their arguments.
A total of $48,366 will be dedicated to sustainability projects around campus as the William & Mary Committee on Sustainability announces its Green Fee awards for the fall.
Activist, professor and lawyer Sarah Deer’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of federal Indian law and victims’ rights.
Her visit to campus was part of the university’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the first African-American residential students, which is being observed with special events and programming throughout the 2017-18 academic year.
Faculty, staff, students and administrators have built a coalition to focus and further the university’s integrative wellness efforts as part of the national Healthy Campus 2020 initiative.
Professor Jenny Kahn recently spoke to students and faculty in the Asian-Pacific Islander American Studies program
William & Mary’s team was named First Runner-Up in the 2017 iGEM competition, beating out all but one team in a large field in the quest for what has been dubbed the World Cup of Science.
On Nov. 15, teams comprising undergraduate and law students from William & Mary will host a public presentation of maps of 11 Virginia House districts they created as their final projects for a new course.
Wilford Kale ’66 recently published his fifth book on the university, “From Student to Warrior: A Military History of the College of William and Mary.”
Biology professor Jon Allen's experience with a rare parasite was dramatized and televised on the Animal Planet's "Monsters Inside Me" program!
Faculty authors in William & Mary’s Department of Anthropology have notched a number of recent honors.
The Economics Club hosted an Alumni Panel on Homecoming weekend in the newly renovated Tucker Hall auditorium. The panel provided students with an opportunity to hear from our Alumni and learn how a degree in Economics from the College of William and Mary can help your career and help you debate ideas, take seriously different points of view, and explore boundaries.
Community Studies Professor of History and director of American Studies Leisa Meyer is guiding undergraduate students in their work using archives and oral histories to build a digital record of the queer experience in the Commonwealth.
W&M students will be among hundreds from the world’s major research institutions going to the iGEM Grand Jamboree.
Professor Jackson Sasser recaps a visit to the Fourth Circuit Court with his "Death is Different" seminar class.
Chloe Madvig, Class of 2018 reflects on her experience in Professor Jackson Sasser's "Death is Different" seminar as the class visits the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Deenesh Sohoni, associate professor of sociology at William & Mary, examined demographic arguments supporting the limitation of immigration into the U.S.
With registration for Spring classes just around the corner, the Economics Club hosted a graduate school information panel to discuss graduate study in economics and how best to plan ahead.
Prof. Javier Corrales presents the 2017 Boswell Lecture.
In recent months, clinicians have been scrambling to make sense of rising incidents of ehrlichiosis infections in the United States. Matthias Leu, associate professor of biology, has a thread on that one: Follow the deer, particularly the fawns.
With a parade, football, open houses and alumni events among the activities, there was something for everybody at Homecoming & Reunion Weekend.
Chris Howard and three former students co-author article on public attitudes toward poverty.
Professor Susan Verdi Webster combed through massive amounts of archival records in 16th-century Spanish script to detail the lives of artists in colonial Quito, Ecuador, for her new book.
Sophomore Samantha Boating spent one month in Ghana investigating the rags-to-rivches story of her grandfather. She'll share what she found on Oct. 23, 5:30 in Tucker Theater.
Chris Carone was recently elected a 2017 Fellow of the American Physical Society.
AidData, a 35-person research lab located within William & Mary’s Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations, has received a $1.5 million grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in space-time — in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars.
Every year, the W&M Alumni Association honors a select group of outstanding young faculty members who represent William & Mary at its very best.
In Professor Prado's COLL 100 course, several students asked if they could do "more work like this." The answer, it turns out, is yes.
Five years in the making, AidData’s data collection effort has captured more than $350 billion in foreign aid and other forms of state financing that China committed to five major regions of the world.
Check out what our adventurous students were up to this past summer!
Shantá D. Hinton gave William & Mary’s 12th Tack Faculty Lecture.
History professor Gérard Chouin and other scholars will soon publish a group of four papers with new evidence supporting his hypothesis that the medieval bubonic plague epidemic spread to Sub-Saharan Africa.
Trudier Harris was recently honored for her groundbreaking role as William & Mary’s first tenured African-American faculty member.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded William & Mary an $800,000 grant to strengthen its undergraduate program.
Themes of faith, race and gender were among those discussed as the cast, designers and other collaborators of William & Mary theatre’s “Our Lady of Kibeho” took audience questions following Saturday night’s performance at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall.
The 2017 Big Sit, on Oct. 6, was the club’s third annual event.
Assistant Professor of religious studies Oludamini Ogunnaike comparies Sufism and Ifa to one another, as well as to contemporary Western theories of knowledge.
A number of William & Mary scientists were participants in the LIGO experiment, but will not share in the honors.
Sasha Prokhorov had seen St. Petersburg many times through the eyes of the William & Mary students participating in his study-abroad classes to Russia. Never had he seen it through the lenses of the video cameras they carried.
The William & Mary Department of Government was excited to send eleven professors to this year’s American Political Science Association Annual Meeting.
Allison Anoll, a Class of 2009 Government graduate, has won not one, but two, awards for her Ph.D. dissertation.
The three-day event runs Oct. 26 to 28 and is free and open to the public. Nearly 30 scholars from as far away as London will participate. The deadline for mandatory registration is Oct. 6.
A graduate student is researching regional differences in milkweed and the implications of those differences on populations of monarch butterflies in eastern North America
Prof. Lisa Landino was named English-Stonehouse Fellow.
Commemorating 50 years of African-Americans in residence
A scientific collaboration that includes physicists from William & Mary announced that three detectors on two continents recorded gravitational wave signals from a pair of black holes colliding.
Professor Chuck Bailey created a fictitious terrain for the students in his Structural Geology class to use as a project for each of the last 20 years.
Katharine Scott's essay comparing the Bible's Book of Ruth to Trollope's "The Small House at Allington" will be published in "The Fortnightly Review" and she will win $1,000.
On Sept. 15, the William & Mary Alumni Association celebrated its annual Fall Awards Banquet by recognizing alumni, faculty and staff who represent excellence in service, coaching and teaching.
Together with Tufts University and the University of Pittsburgh, William & Mary’s Schroeder Center for Health Policy was recently awarded a nearly $1 million grant to study the interrelationships between the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
At the annual Economic History meeting, John Parman's article “The National Rise in Residential Segregation" was awarded the Cole prize for best article in the Journal of Economic History.
Some of the top business and government officials from the United States and Spain — including the defense leaders of both countries — gathered at William & Mary on Saturday as part of the 2017 U.S.-Spain Council Forum.
In Fall 2016, the Government Department hosted a book workshop to discuss and critique Professor Settle's manuscript in process. Students in the SNaPP Lab attended.
The “People behind the papers” interview was prompted the recently published paper and highlights her international collaboration in the field of cell structure and development.
Denys Poshyvanyk and his co-authors will receive a distinguished paper award at ASE '17.
The William & Mary Government Department is excited to welcome Assistant Professor S.P. Harish!
Margot Lee Shetterly’s "Hidden Figures" was assigned to incoming freshmen as part of the university’s common book program.
Katherine Webb ’18 has been selected to serve on the Virginia governor’s inaugural Millennial Civic Engagement Task Force.
William & Mary’s Design Review Board approved initial exterior design concepts for the renovation of Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall and the new music building planned to be built next to it.
While visiting to give last week's COLL 300 lecture, hijra/trans activist and performer Laxmi Narayan Tripathi taught William & Mary dance students choreography from her native India that they performed with her.
“Brain Dance” is the 12th Tack Faculty Lecture and one in a yearlong series of events at the university to commemorate the 50th anniversary of William & Mary’s first African-American residential students.
Brenda Marie Osbey, who won the 2014 Langston Hughes Award, was commissioned to create the poem recognizing Lynn Briley '71, Janet Brown Strafer '71 and Karen Ely '71. She will recite it at W&M's Tucker Theater at 5 p.m. Thursday.