2008 News Archive
William & Mary's Center for Archaeological Research celebrates 20 years of work, opens a new lab and produces an index of projects.
Tom De Haven, the artist-in-residence at the College of William & Mary, teaches the principles of narrative and storytelling to undergraduates.
It's an impressive list - one that includes 20 individuals who are among the best and brightest faculty at the College of William and Mary. Now, they are also the inaugural recipients of the Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence.
Theater professor Steven Mitchell brings his experience with Nickelodeon and the Disney Corporation to the William and Mary Theater Department.
The College of William and Mary has established an endowed professorship in honor of a legendary bird conservationist who remains active even in retirement.
Susan Wise Bauer's "The Art of the Public Grovel" details the rise in the demand for public confession in America.
A music professor at the College of William and Mary has been named the Walt Whitman Distinguished Chair of American Culture by the Fulbright Center of the Netherlands. Katherine K. Preston, the David N. and Margaret C. Bottoms Professor of Music, will spend the spring 2009 semester at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.
Christina Romer ('81), who received her undergraduate degree in economics from the College of William and Mary, was named Nov. 24, 2008 as President-elect Obama's new director of the Council of Economic Advisers.
Students and faculty members in William and Mary's Department of Music have recently been treated to the time and talents of world-renowned violinist Charles Castleman.
With a few snips, a small group of scientists and leaders at William and Mary cut through a gold ribbon at the Integrated Science Center Thursday night, beginning a new era of research at the College.
Biologists complete a new aerial bird census of the Panama coastline. They logged more than 490,000 waterbirdsmany of them familiar migrants.
The Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations issued an independent task force report on the Ministry of Interior in Iraq Nov. 14.
The Committee on Sustainability at the College of William and Mary has awarded the first round of projects for a greener campus.
Legum Professor of History Scott Nelsons childrens book, Aint Nothin but a Man was recognized in October by the American Folklore Societys (AFS) 2008 Aesop Award.
George Srour ('05), who visited his alma mater recently, is just one of several recent William and Mary alumni who have gone on to create their own nonprofit and service organizations.
The vice provost for research at the College discusses his vision for research, the academic progression of students and the fact that "there are no excuses in the big leagues."
FBI Director Robert S. Mueller spoke on campus Oct. 31 about the FBI in the age after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
PLAID researchers spend the summer--along with the rest of the year--updating development data.
The College of William and Mary recently received nearly $2 million in grants to help prepare students to become science and math teachers in high-needs schools.
U.S. Senator Bob Bennett spoke Oct. 28 at the William & Mary Law School about the creation, negotiation and passage of the Financial Rescue Package.
Ten cadets from the William and Mary's ROTC program recently competed in the 2008 4th Brigade, Eastern Region Ranger Challenge Competition at Fort Pickett, Va., between Oct. 24 and 26.
William & Mary professors not only developed and choreographed the pieces in the upcoming Dancevent program, but they also perform in them alongside members of Orchesis and guest performers.
John Marshall Professor of Government Ron Rapoport talks about the 2008 Presidential Race in days leading up to election.
Paul Davies, associate professor of philosophy, suggests that advances in neuroscience and psychology call into question the existence of free will.
The current financial crisis gripping the United States and other nations will be severe but not reach proportions of the Great Depression, according to faculty experts at the College.
History professor Scott R. Nelson was one of several W&M faculty members sought by the media for comment on the ongoing U.S. economic crisis.
A panel discussion by W&M faculty on the fiscal crisis will be broadcast live via web stream at http://www.wm.edu/forum on Oct. 15 at 6 p.m.
Four William and Mary faculty members will address issues surrounding the current financial crisis in a forum on Oct. 15.
William and Mary Theatre worked to bring the musical comedy "Damn Yankees" to life.
The College of William and Mary will host a forum, "Understanding the Current Financial: A Panel Discussion by William and Mary Faculty," Oct. 15, 2008 at 6 p.m. at the auditorium in the William and Mary Office of Admission.
Biosensors and other nanotech applications may hinge on gold-carbon films only a few atoms thick created by César Clavero and Ale Lukaszew.
The Devil's Advocate was named the winner of this year's Raft Debate, which challenged respresentatives from humanities, social sciences, and natural and computational sciences to defend their respective disciplines.
Three William and Mary professors are getting ready to duke it out in a battle of words, wits and cheap tricks during the annual Raft Debate, scheduled for Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Sadler Center.
William and Mary faculty are contributing to the Encyclopedia of Earth, which is described as "like Wikipedia with quality control."
Policy makers discussed how implementation of electronic health records could impact healthcare reform in Virginia.
PLAID, an interdisciplinary program at the College of William and Mary, will receive nearly $2 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
William and Mary students participated in the College's first combination service-learning, study-abroad trip to South Africa this summer.
Ravi Gupta, professor of religious studies at the College, thought it was a prank when he was first asked to meet the Pope.
William and Mary's theoretical physicists are anticipating the arrival of data that just may prove them wrong.
Meghan Dunne ('09) received a 2008 President's Award for Service to the Community.
William and Mary chemist William Starnes is a member of the inaugural class of the Southwest Virginia Walk of Fame.
Professor Dennis Taylor was recently awarded with one of the 2008 President's Awards for Service to the Community.
Winnie, the record-setting shorebird that surprised researchers with her long-distance flights, is down.
Mercury pollution is the subject of one of the first sustained Global Inquiry Groups at the College of William and Mary.
When associate professor of history Scott Nelson met rock star Bruce Springsteen backstage prior to a concert, their conversation reflected a chat between history buffs.
Now a few select students can spend the summer getting a head start on honors thesis research
The William and Mary internship at U.S. headquarters in Brussels for NATO is a unique opportunity for undergraduates at a unique time in history, according to Mitchell Reiss.
Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine visited the Integrated Science Center at the College of William and Mary as part of his Cabinet Community Day.
Eleven recent graduates of the College of William and Mary have been selected to receive Fulbright U.S. student or Austrian government scholarships.
William and Mary anthropologist Barbara King has refuted what she calls the mischaracterization of apes in The Washington Post.
A story featuring a William and Mary chemist's work with highly colored molecules has been featured on the LiveScience web site, in cooperation with the National Science Foundation.
Randy Coleman, associate professor of chemistry, has been recognized by Campus Technology Magazine.
The Early Music Ensemble, which performs medieval, renaissance and baroque music, released its first CD.
Roshan Patel may not be the king of beasts, but he seems to have found his place in the circle of life.
William and Mary professor Martin Fusi and one of his students produce a feature film on the campus.
Professors who are retiring from the College this summer plan to remain as busy as ever.
Audio feature: Barbara King talks about the scholarship behind her book 'Evolving God.'
Students in professor Larry Evans government class created their own campaign commercials.
So how do you put your best face forward when the audience is constantly changing?
Ah, fixed lifetime annuities. They're the sure thing: A check every month until you die. No matter what the market is doing - bull, bear or pig in a tutu - you're going to get paid.