Out of context features faculty members from the College of William and Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
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.
Henderson ’92 has spent the last 14 years serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, as both an assistant commonwealth’s attorney and an assistant attorney general.
William & Mary played a significant role in the Historic Triangle Collaborative's Economic Diversity Task Force, which released a report of its recommendations in September 2010 after a year of research and discussion.
Rance Necaise (Ph.D. '98) is the author of the new book "Data Structures and Algorithms Using Python" (Wiley, 2010). Rance's new book gives programmers complete coverage of abstraction and basic data structures and algorithms in the Python language.
Lauren Campbell '12 is the latest student to be selected for an intern position in the still relatively new Welsh Assembly.
William & Mary has entered into a "sister university" arrangement with the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), a relationship that both sides hope will generate a wide range of mutually beneficial educational and research initiatives.
In the December 2010 magazine edition of The Health Journal is an article about what students in Kelly Charles' Fitness, leadership and Aging course are participating in at the Williamsburg Landing Retirement Community.
William & Mary lost a great friend and mentor, Lee Rawls.
Associate Professor of History Paul Mapp has published The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763.
Each year, William & Mary students are investing themselves in Nicaraguan communities under the tutelage of Jonathan Arries.
W&M Associate Professor Sophia Serghi and Artist in Residence the FLUX Quartet presented a concert featuring a new series of Serghi's original works on December 7, 2010.
William and Mary students win gold and bronze at "The University Physics Competition," an international contest for undergraduate students.
W&M Associate Professor of Music is teaming with the FLUX String Quartet for a performance of her original compositions Dec. 7 at Carnegie Hall.
Linguists will tell you that a language can begin to die in a single generation—if it is not passed down to children.
George Albert (Bert) Cortina has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Membership in Phi Beta Kappa, founded at William & Mary in 1776, is the highest academic honor awarded to liberal arts students in the United States.
William & Mary's Elizabeth Harbron is one of six U.S. chemists to be named Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars.
The Choirs of the College of William and Mary will present their annual winter concerts in Phi Beta Kappa Hall Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Each performance will offer something unique to its audience.
Two William & Mary scientists working in the laboratory of R. A. Lukaszew recently were recognized at the 57th International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society.
The Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy announced new board members in November.
As the winner of last year's orchestral commission competition through the music department, Laney was asked to create an original musical score between three and eight minutes.
The College's Committee on Sustainability (COS) has announced the projects funded for fall 2010 from the student green fee.
W&M's newest artists in residence will highlight the work of Associate Professor of Music Sophia Serghi, as well as David First, Annie Gosfield, Bumki Kim, and Bunita Marcus.
By invitation of the German Studies Section of Modern Languages and Literatures, Professor Sander Gilman, Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University, was a guest at the College of William & Mary Wednesday, November 17th.
Visiting Assistant Professor Melissa Kerin along with students from her Art of India course visited the Hindu Center in Richmond to observe Hindu rituals. They also visited the VMFA where they discussed the sensitive issue of the acquisition and display of Indian religious objects.
Senior Allison Mickel participated in a summer research project that led to publication in a new scholarly journal.
In high school, Shane Cooley '10 was "that guy" -- the quiet kid who kept to himself and was somewhat of an outcast.
This year's Homecoming had delightful weather, a win for the football team in overtime, and warm reunions with friends and faculty.
W&M Professor Greg Bowers will be teaching in the Cambridge summer program from July 8-August 11, 2011.
Robert Archibald and David Feldman to sign their new book at W&M Bookstore Nov. 20.
Hollywood director and documentarian Tom Shadyac came to Williamsburg last week to talk with students and screen his newest film "I Am."
William and Mary celebrates the laser with lectures, demonstrations, a treasure hunt and lots of liquid-nitrogen chilled ice cream.
Neal Cary, adjunct professor of cello and chamber music at the College of William and Mary performed the Cello Concerto No. 2 by Saint-Saens on November 13 and 14 with the Richmond Symphony.
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.
And if the College’s student body does grow – even modestly -- what are the impacts to academics, students life, admissions, finances and the local community?
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine spoke with students in the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy Nov. 15.
Trefoil--Medieval trio of singer-instrumentalists (soprano, counter-tenor, lute, harp). Co-sponsored by the Reves Center for International Studies. Free admission.
The 2010 winners of the annual Alumni Association awards were honored at a banquet at the William and Mary Alumni House on Sept. 16. Among this year’s winners of the Alumni Fellowship awards was Associate Professor of Art, Elizabeth Mead.
Trip will be lead by Professor Brian Hulse, W&M Music Department, May 20-June 18, 2011.
Hispanic Studies students Rob Marty, Danielle Dwyer, Scott Brewington, and Paula Billingsley are finalists in the Fair Trade Fits Video Contest. Watch the video and cast your vote for them.
Professor Melvin Patrick Ely will appear on Friday's "Fox and Friends" discussing the role of free and enslaved blacks during the Civil War.
William & Mary students performed well at the ACM Regional Programming Contest held at Christopher Newport University.
The Veterans Society of William & Mary is hosting a tree dedication ceremony in honor of Army 1st Lt. Todd Weaver at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Wren Building’s Great Hall and the Wren Yard.
In 2010 Jes Therkelsen begins a two-year residency on campus, teaching and experimenting with how scientists can use visual communication to better publicize their work.
Pianist Lilia Boyadjieva, who was in town to perform as part of the Ewell Concert Series, presented a Master Class in Ewell Recital Hall on Friday, October 29th.
In this era of Wii and HDTV, where new statistics are always proving that Americans are not exercising enough and are eating the wrong foods, it is easy to think that we are all destined to spend the better part of our day on the couch watching life flicker away. Until you meet Todd Durkin '93.
When Rogers and Hammerstein's classic cowboy opera "Oklahoma!" opens at Phi Beta Kappa Hall next weekend, it will represent more than just two months of hard work.
William R. Kenan Jr., Professor of Humanities Mel Ely appeared Nov. 7 on Fox's "American's News Headquarters."
When Elsie Arnold responded to an audition notice posted on a 3x5 index card in the 1940s, she had no idea that she'd soon be cast in what would become one of Broadway's most famous and longest-running musicals: "Oklahoma!"
November 10 program features readings, recitations and discussion of the late Poet Laureate of Maryland.
As the United States wrestles with the threat of another terrorist attack, Kristina Meko is working on a plan.
The Virginia Herpetological Society honored W&M biology major Aniko Toth for her presentation at their annual meeting held in October.
Faculty Assembly president and economics professor Hausman believes devising a new financial model is William & Mary's greatest challenge.
For Judy Zwelling, director of applied music and piano instructor, having a faculty with “real-world” performance experience is only natural for a department whose purpose is to train professional musicians who may end up playing for an audience themselves one day.
W&M's pioneering Bickers Professor of Arab Middle Eastern Studies will receive bound volume of essays written in his honor at upcoming conference in San Diego.
Our First Annual MLL Homecoming Reception, held in the Reves Room on Friday, October 22, was a huge success. Current faculty and students hosted the event for returning alums and emeritus faculty.
you might want to attend a Colloquium by William & Mary Psychology Professor Janice Zeman
The College of William and Mary is among the top producers of Fulbright students for 2010-2011, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported recently.
This weekend, all of her hard work will pay off when hundreds of people take to the streets of Williamsburg for one of the country's largest walks for eating disorder awareness.
Schrodinger's Cat, the Department of Physics' boat
Professor of Government Ron Rapoport discusses the successes of the Tea Party movement and its impact on the mid-term election.
Three W&M Department of Music members who specialize in performing on historic instruments took part in a period instrumental performance of a Bach Cantata this fall in Norfolk.
Bonagura put Dent and James together, and within weeks the video had been shot, posted on Vevo, and viewed more than a quarter of a million times.
Paul Manna has published a new book about the implementation of the "No Child Left Behind" education reform.
Students from the Kinesiology & Health Sciences department with Ray McCoy’s help (and his 1940 John Deere tractor) entered a float in the 2010 Homecoming parade. The theme was “Mythic Physiological Function of the Griffin.”
Sophia Serghi's "Chamber Punk" on With Good Reason.
Sophia Serghi, Associate Professor of Music at William & Mary, will present a new series of her original compositions at Carnegie Hall on December 7, 2010 at 8:00pm.
Professor Anne Rasmussen's new book takes the reader into the heart of religious musical praxis in Indonesia.
The Association of American Colleges and Universities announced October 22 that William & Mary is among 32 colleges and universities chosen in a competitive process to participate in General Education for a Global Century.
Roller donated the piano to the department this summer. It is currently being used in the Ewell Hall studio of Ryan Fletcher, Lecturer of Voice and Director of the Opera Workshop at the College.
When Carol Sheriff looked through her daughter's social studies textbook, the William & Mary history professor had no idea she would soon find herself a central player in a national story.
Henry Hart is honored during Virginia Book Awards ceremony for his lifetime of writing, studying and promoting great poetry.
As an eighth grader, Philip Forgit '89, M.A.Ed. '95 decided he would like to become a teacher — he figured having summers off would give him a "nice schedule." Reasons for his career choice aside, Forgit's experience in the world of education has proven to be extraordinarily "nice" in many ways.
Oh was one of at least nine William & Mary students and alumni who participated in a town hall meeting with President Barack Obama Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C.
William & Mary’s Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance will begin a new performance series this week designed to use theatre as a vehicle for discussion.
Oh is one of at least four William & Mary students who have been selected to participate in a televised town hall meeting with President Barack Obama on Oct. 14. The interactive, one-hour event titled "A Conversation with President Obama" will air live and commercial-free on MTV, MTVu, BET, Centric, TR3s and CMT at 4 p.m. (ET) and stream live on MTV.com, BET.com and CMT.com.
President, Richmond Tea Party
Founder, Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis
What happens when federal officials try to accomplish goals that depend on the resources and efforts of state and local governments?
W&M conference explores research culture on college campuses.
A paper by Lei Lu with Andrew Caniff, Ningfang Mi, Lucy Cherkasova, and Evgenia Smirni won the Best Student Paper Award at the 22nd International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 22) that was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, September 7-9.
The former winner of the John Boswell Prize for gay and lesbian history to appear at 201 Washington Hall on Oct. 22 at 5 p.m.
Susan Kern is the author of The Jeffersons at Shadwell, an examination of the third president's boyhood home.
A paper on which Prof. Gang Zhou collaborated has won the Best Paper Award at the 18th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP 2010).
Betsy Konefal has published her first book, For Every Indio Who Falls: A History of Maya Activism in Guatemala, 1960-1990
The College's Annual Raft Debate once again attempted to establish whose academic field reigns supreme
Two students at the College of William and Mary have been selected to receive Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships.
Freshmen work with W&M scientist, Mark Forsyth, Margaret Saha and Kurt Williamson to add data to a national database of bacterial phages.
The possibility of regime change in Iran and the balance of power in the Middle East were just two of the topics discussed in a debate on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East between journalist Christopher Hitchens and Government Professor Lawrence Wilkerson at William & Mary on Monday.
Starting October 6 and ending Nov. 12, the series focuses on global relationships past and present with four internationally acclaimed authors.
Shannon Lee Dawdy, who received her M.A. from William & Mary's Department of Anthropology in 1994, is one of a class of 23 new MacArthur Fellows announced Sept. 28 by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
W&M's Donaldson writer-in-residence has authored two widely acclaimed non-fiction books on the subject. The speech will be held at Ewell Recital Hall at 7 p.m.
Associate Professor Brian Hulse announces the publication of a book he co-edited.
W&M Graduate wins Karl Geiringer Scholarship in Brahms Studies.
History will be the judge on how the world and its leaders respond to evidence that human activity continues to pollute and change the world, Africa's Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondima told a group of faculty, staff and students Saturday afternoon.
Four members of the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra (WMSO) ventured behind the music making as interns of performing arts organizations.
Virologist Kurt Williamson bought a "new" transmission electron microscope on eBay, paying a small fraction of the price of a new TEM.
Students in Anne Charity Hudley's community studies/African American English class are expected to become cultural navigators as well as cultural creators.
In the return of what has been described as "a much beloved William & Mary tradition," the annual Raft Debate will take place this year in the Sadler Center's Commonwealth Auditorium on Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Associate Psychology Professor Joe Galano and Professor of Sociology Kate Slevin were named recipients of the 2010 Thomas Ashley Graves, Jr. Award during the William & Mary Commencement ceremony.
Anthropology PhD candidate Stephanie Hasselbacher has won a grant enabling her to participate in a project to document and help protect an endangered American Indian language.
The 2010 winners of the annual Alumni Association awards were honored at a banquet at the William and Mary Alumni House on Sept. 16.
A paper by Malcom Gethers and Denys Poshyvanyk won the Distinguished Paper Award at the 26th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM 2010).
A paper by Denys Poshyvanyk in collaboration with Béla Újházi, Rudolf Ferenc and Tibor Gyimóthy from the University of Szeged receives the Best Paper Award at the 10th IEEE International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM 2010).
When Paul Scott '88 first came to Williamsburg as a visiting high school student, he swore he'd never come back. Over 20 years later, Scott can call himself a graduate of the College of William and Mary, a Williamsburg resident, and a Williamsburg businessman.
Julie Nicol '12 excavates a Roman city in Spain
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the College of William and Mary $500,000 to study various aspects of using wild aquatic algae as both biofuel feedstock and as a medium for helping to clean contaminated waterways.
Harrison Roday '13 spent his summer interning with the vice president's scheduling office.
The William & Mary and Williamsburg communities are mourning the death of College alumnus and Army 1st Lt. Todd W. Weaver.
If you have ever listened to National Public Radio's Morning Edition in the Hampton Roads, Va. area, chances are you have listened to Sondra Woodward.
Carl Strikwerda, Dean of Arts & Sciences, sent the following beginning-of-year message to members of the faculty on September 7.
Our very own Bill Hutton was awarded the Class of 1955 Term Distinguished Associate Professorship.
Traveling to and from William & Mary is about to become a whole lot easier, and a lot more sustainable, through a new carpooling program established by the College over the summer.
William & Mary faculty and staff experts were called on by national media outlets with increasing regularity over the past academic year. Articles in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Washington Post and the L.A. Times, just to name a few, featured William & Mary experts.
The first philosophy club meeting involved a discussion of free will and moral responsibility. Philosophy club will meet weekly on Friday afternoons.
Laboratory analysis by the College of William and Mary’s Center for Archaeological Research (WMCAR) has revealed that the bone fragments found this summer in two unmarked graves on campus are the remains of dogs interred some two centuries ago.
W&M senior Olivia Walch '11, chosen America's Next Great Cartoonist in Washington Post contest, made her debut today.
Though more comfortable wielding words than a hammer or saw, Joe Boselovic '11 spent a month this spring in the city of New Orleans attaching siding and painting walls in an area still struggling to recover from Hurricane Katrina.
Rachel Taylor '11 describes her hands-on work as Props/Carpentry Swing for the 2010 Virginia Shakespeare Festival.
Assistant Professor Neal Tognazzini will be on leave during the 2010-2011 academic year thanks to a generous fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.
The historical profession honors Professor Abdul-Karim Rafeq with a massive Festschrift.
Visions of a safer, less-painful world seem to drive researchers in the College's applied science laboratory.
Professor Elizabeth Radcliffe recently delivered a keynote address at an international conference on the philosophy of David Hume.
The author of two books on women in modern combat comes to the College ready to teach the intricacies of creative non-fiction.
Ron St. Onge's examination of French in the United States extends understanding of recently established immigrant communities.
Irene Morrison Moncure and Sam McVane have been awarded fellowships to support summer research on their honors projects.
Buoyed by record applicant pools, the entering classes are among the most academically accomplished, diverse and engaged in the College's history.
Though the third installment of the "Twilight" series, based on the teen novels by Stephanie Meyer, spurred some young people to line up for tickets or for the chance to see one of the film's stars, one William & Mary student is spending her summer looking at the vampire pop culture phenomenon from a different angle.
Prof. Poshyvanyk was awarded an NSF grant on Software Maintenance, which is a collaborative project with Huzefa Kagdi at Winston-Salem State University.
Prof. Denys Poshyvanyk was awarded an NSF grant to support a 3-year project on software traceability.
Jane Gray Morris '13 uses a summer grant from the Committee on Sustainability to revitalize sustainably gardening behind the Caf.
'07 alum not only wins first marathon he enters, he smashes three-year-old course record.
Highlighting William and Mary Physics' Department
A team of students and faculty launch an experimental algae-cultivation flume in Lake Matoaka. It's an initiative of the Chesapeake Algae Project (ChAP), whose goal is to generate algae-based biofuel.
2-D artist Ryan Lewis '10 experiments with ceramic techniques and forms, starting with simple cylinders and moving on to more complex shapes.
From sketching the scene through the dress rehearsal, Connor Hogan '10 and Chelsea Reba '12 worked with Professor Owens to develop Act II, Scene 1 of this popular classic.
The annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society is July 26 - 29 on the W&M campus.
The saga of William & Mary's family of Cooper's hawks continues.
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.
E. Clorisa Phillips '77 leaves UVA to become the college's 17th president - and the first woman in its 126-year history to take the role.
"Magnetic Appeal: MRI and the Myth of Transparency" wins prestigious Freidson Award.
Two small, unmarked graves, dating to sometime prior to the mid-19th Century, have been discovered on the William & Mary campus.
College of William and Mary junior Sheila Wilson recently finished ahead of nearly 500 other Army ROTC cadets in the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) held as part of cadet training held at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash.
Her name is Olivia Walch '11, and she was officially crowned America’s Next Great Cartoonist on July 15.
Aram Vidal, a Cuban audio-visual artist and graduate student at the National Autonomous University in Mexico (UNAM), is serving as Swem Library’s first ever media artist-in-residence.
Talented W&M student Olivia Walch, '11, is among five finalists in cartoon contest sponsored by the Washington Post.
Francesca Fornasini '10, a former Murray Scholar at the College of William & Mary, has received a National Science Foundation award that she will use to help with her post-graduate studies this fall at the University of California-Berkeley.
A William & Mary professor and an alumnus will further the study of American art in Germany when they take on a much sought-after teaching position in Berlin this fall and next year.
The Virginia Shakespeare Festival will kick off its 32nd season July 7 in the College of William and Mary's Phi Beta Kappa Hall.
No job is too small or messy for VSF interns, who learn the intricacies of first-class theatre.
Much of their success is owed to the support and opportunities offered to them by the College's faculty members and staff members, who work tirelessly with students across the disciplines to prepare them for the scholarships.
L. Clifford Schroeder, Sr. HON '08, Edward L. Flippen M.B.A. '67, J.D. '74, and Laura L. Flippin '92 have been appointed to William & Mary's Board of Visitors, Gov. Robert F. McDonnell announced Thursday. Additionally, Charles A. Banks III HON '05 has been reappointed to a second term on the College's governing body.
Ryan Lintelman '09 will be interviewed on the PBS show "History Detectives" on Monday, July 5.
Recent William and Mary graduate Ragini Acharya was named the 2010 Colonial Athletic Association Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
William & Mary faculty member Robert Vinson will appear Friday night on WHRO's "Another View" TV talk show to discuss the College's Lemon Project Initiative.
Scott Foster '10, the first William & Mary student ever elected to Williamsburg City Council, officially took office during a swearing-in ceremony at the Courthouse of 1770 in Colonial Williamsburg. A short time later, the council elected W&M Economics Professor Clyde Haulman as the city's next mayor.
Frederick Lambert of Powhatan, Va., and Brittany Lewis of Andover, Mass., are receiving financial support for continuing their mentored research work over two summers plus their senior year at the College.
W&M English prof and Director of Creative Writing teams with husband to produce acclaimed Liz Taylor-Richard Burton tell-all.
The College of William & Mary announced a $1 million grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for AidData.
Recent graduate becomes the third Tribe tennis player in the last five years so honored.
Michelle Munyikwa '11 is one of only 15 students to be selected as a UNCF - Merck Undergraduate Fellow.
Associate Professor Hiroshi Kitamura has published Screening Enlightenment: Hollywood and the Cultural Reconstruction of Defeated Japan
Associate Professor Andy Fisher has published Shadow Tribe: The Making of Columbia River Indian Identity
The first issue of the the James Blair Historical Review, an undergraduate History journal, has been published
Mark Guerci ‘11, from Midlothian, Va., has been named a 2010 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar.
NASA is funding biology graduate student Jason Westerbeck and biology faculty member Matthias Leu through the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.
The following are the remarks that Dr. Virginia Bouvier - Senior Program Officer for Latin America, Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution (The United States Institute of Peace, USIP) gave during our IR/GS 2010 Commencement ceremony.
The following are the remarks that Dr. Virginia Bouvier - Senior Program Officer for Latin America, Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution (The United States Institute of Peace, USIP) gave during our IR/GS 2010 Commencement ceremony.
Daniel Byler '09, presents a paper with Prof. Sean Tarter
A William & Mary/JLab team takes a basic-science approach to a more secure homeland
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.
Thirteen students and alumni from the College of William and Mary have been selected to receive 2010-11 scholarships from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, setting a new record for the College.
Congratulations are due to our former student, Tes Slominski, who recently completed her Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at New York University.
The first Ethical Fashion Show at William & Mary highlights the commitment of the university and its students to sustainability.
Chris Livingston's '00 Virginia Beach hip-hop club, The Cave, is a finalist in VH1's 2010 Hip-Hop Honors contest.
50 Global Studies majors celebrated their graduation at PBK Hall on Saturday morning May 15. Congratulations class of 2010!
On May 15, 2010 over 60 IR majors celebrated their graduation at PBK Hall. Congratulations class of 2010!
Students produce first-ever historical review.
Religious Studies Professor David L. Holmes received an honorary degree from Hood College.
At the Kinesiology & Health Sciences department's graduation ceremony, two students, Kyle Horst and Sarah Todd, were awarded the "Outstanding Major of the Year Award."
Fashion journalist Victoria Lescano recently featured Hispanic Studies professor Regina Root's work in a note for Págína/12, Argentina's main newspaper.
On Sunday, Lamar Shambley will become one of the first people in his family to earn a degree.
Several awards are presented annually to graduates, staff and faculty members during the William & Mary Commencement ceremony. Below is a list of the awards that were presented during this year's ceremony on May 16. - Ed.
Kathleen F. Slevin, Chancellor Professor of Sociology, has been named vice provost for academic affairs at the College of William & Mary.
CrimD is a bacteriophage, possibly the only newly discovered form of life to be found at a college landmark. Its unusual properties have made it a kind of Oscar nominee in bacteriological circles.
a time when many students try to reserve their energy for the grueling finals period ahead. But this day, the classroom was buzzingwith voices as Economics students, faculty, and staff exchanged thoughts and ideas about research.
The College of William and Mary has been awarded $1.2 million in funding by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), part of a nationwide program to help universities strengthen undergraduate and precollege science education.
Kate Ainsworth, Laurel Daen, Jessica Gold, Kate Hibbs, Teresa Ingraham, Virginia Jenkins, and Casey Sears are among those honored in Women's Studies in 2010.
The award is given to a single Ph.D. student at the College of William and Mary for their exemplary achievement in graduate student research as demonstrated by the content of their dissertation.
The Department of Physics held their graduation ceremony outside on the Millington Lawn on Sunday, May 16, 2010
A study conducted by the Schroeder Center for Health Policy shows a direct correlation between childhood obesity and the proximity of a child's home to fast food restaurants.
Faculty, staff and students discuss the possibilities and opportunities with the recently announced St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme (SAWM). Beginning in fall 2011, students enrolled in the program will complete two years at each institution and earn a single diploma - a Bachelor of Arts, International Honours - with the insignias of both institutions. The joint degree will include four fields: economics, English, history and international relations.
The second oldest institution of higher education in the United States and the oldest university in Scotland are joining forces to offer an undergraduate joint-degree program.
After taking one last walk across campus as students -- through the historic Wren Building, down the brick pathways and across the Crim Dell Bridge -- William & Mary's Class of 2010 joyously entered Kaplan Arena on Sunday afternoon for its Commencement ceremony.
Army Maj. Gen. (retired) Robert E. Wagner provided the address during William & Mary's ROTC commissioning on Saturday in the Sadler Center's Commonwealth Auditorium. Among the dozen cadets who were commissioned was Amy Rarig '10, Wagner's granddaughter.
The following are the remarks that Christina Romer '81 gave during William & Mary's 2010 Commencement ceremony.
Carl Strikwerda, Dean of the Faculty in Arts and Sciences at William & Mary, recently sent the following end-of-year report to members of the faculty.
Christina Romer '81, one of the most influential economists in the nation as President Barack Obama's Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers will address graduates during the 2010 commencement exercises.
Professor Larry Leemis has received the 2010 Plumeri Award for Excellence.
Dr. Sarah Day received an NSF Earlier Career Award: (DMS CAREER 0955604, Computational Dynamics and Topology), which is one of most prestigious awards in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars.
Andrew Wilcox and Virginia Forstall won first prize in the Poster Session, 2010 Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Francisco, CA. Patrick Steele won an Honorable distinction award in poster presentation, Data Expo competition, 2009 Joint Statistical Meetings, Washington, D.C.
Professor Chi-Kwong Li has been awarded a Fulbright grant by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) to visit Hong Kong in the spring and fall of 2011.
Goldman, who will receive a B.A. in Government, plans to pursue a career in screenwriting, editing, and independent filmmaking in Washington D.C. after graduation.
David Holmes, Walter G. Mason Professor of Religious Studies, will serve as the speaker at William & Mary's baccalaureate service on May 15. The service will take place at 9:30 a.m. in William and Mary Hall.
Students in Professor Tandeciarz's creative writing class studied a variety of poetic traditions, analyzed classic texts, and reflected on the relationship between words, identity, and activism. Check out the text and audio of their class portfolio.
Sarah Todd ’10 won the David S. Bruce Award for Undergraduate Excellence from the American Physiological Society.
The first public display of artifacts recovered from the capital city of chief Powhatan will be featured at Jamestown Settlement through November.
Every year, the Economics Department gives out the Robert A. Barry award for the Outstanding Graduating Senior.
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.
Student-athletes Baako, Acharyo, Caldwell and Paolini embody the Tribe's tradition of excellence.
Alan Meese '86, Ball Professor of Law, and Sarah Stafford, the Paul Verkuil Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics, co-taught two courses during the fall 2009 semester.
Brittany Lewis '11 and Daniel Sinden '11 have been named Goldwater scholars, one of the most prestigious undergraduate honors in math and science.
Foster was elected to the Williamsburg City Council on Tuesday night, becoming the first William & Mary student ever to do so.
Committee on Sustainability announces College's top-10 DOTs.
Over the past 25 years, the William and Mary Alumni Association has awarded Student Academic Prizes in an effort to honor those students who serve as models of the academic integrity of the College.
Carolyn was recently named the national chapter officer of the year by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). She is the president of William & Mary chapter of NSCS and was inducted into the honor society her freshman year.
Africana Studies was launched this academic year as a new interdisciplinary program that offers majors and minors as part of an expanded curriculum of Black Studies and African Studies.
As the landscape of entertainment evolves, Jason Manns '02, is riding the wave, and playing on a screen - and an iPod - near you.
George Grayson's recent book chronicles the rise of Mexico's new drug cartels and their efforts to exercise control through violent intimidation.
Music Department Professor of Jazz Voice, Stephanie Nakasian will be featured on National Public Radio's "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross.
Sociology Professor Kathleen Slevin has been named the recipient of the 2010 Thomas Ashley Graves, Jr. Award.
Sociology Professor Kathleen Jenkins has received an Alumni Fellowship Award from the William & Mary Alumni Association.
In what the dean calls a "truly herculean effort," the admissions staff at the nation's oldest law school oversaw another record year for applications. It's a trend others are also seeing across the Williamsburg campus.
Francesca Fornasini, Class of 2010 received a National Science Foundation Fellowship in Astrophysics
William and Mary students participating in our semester study abroad program in La Plata were recently featured in the Argentine press when they visited clandestine detention centers in the city of Tandil.
"Merging Souls: Arts of Devotion in Latin America" is a student-curated exhibition that will open on Friday, April 23 at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. A student symposium, scheduled for Friday, April 30, will showcase their research on the objects and themes on display.
It's a multimedia, interdisciplinary look at one of the world's most toxic substances.
Hope, a whimbrel fitted with a transmitter last year, has returned to the Eastern Shore. She's the first whimbrel the Center for Conservation Biology has tracked on the migratory "full circle."
A team of William & Mary students placed second in the world and was named best United States college delegation at the 2010 Harvard Model United Nations Conference in Taipei, Taiwan.
Prof. Xipeng Shen offered appointment by IBM Canada.
Congratulations to our Russian House soccer team! We won 5:1 against the German House on Saturday, April 10th!
Twenty faculty members of the College of William & Mary have been selected to receive Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence in recognition of their exemplary achievements in regard to teaching, research and service.
Halleran wrapped up the yearlong discussion April 8 with a session about the draft "white paper" document that both describes the findings from the six previous conversation sessions and makes recommendations on how the College should move forward.
Associate Professor Kveta (Tuska) Benes has been awarded a 2010 Alumni Fellowship Award in recognition of her teaching excellence.
Professor Kris Lane has published Colour of Paradise: The Emerald in the Age of Gunpowder Empires with Yale University Press
Liberal arts education rests at the foundation of all American colleges and universities, one just has to dig a little deeper to highlight its importance, Carol Schneider said during last Friday's installment of the Campus Conversation speaker series.
Freelance journalist D. Dalton Bennett is in the center of a bloody Central Asian revolution.
William & Mary's Committee on Sustainability (COS) announced the funding of five awards for sustainability internships for the summer of 2010. This is the second year for these awards.
For the first time a William & Mary composition student will be given the chance to compose for the W&M Symphony Orchestra. Click for more details.
The worldwide conference was held in Taipei, Taiwan, March 14-18, 2010. Congratulations!
Video: Anna Wagner '10 makes a charcoal study of Jacob.
9th Annual Graduate Symposium- Nate Phillips and Jonathan Skuza win awards.
Her love for the art of printmaking and her particular specialty in etching and engraving is also what led her to become one of the student curators for the new "Mediated Image: Techniques in Printmaking" exhibit at the College's Muscarelle Museum of Art.
In 2010-2011, the biology department will be offering several new courses.
Two William & Mary faculty members will lead the multiyear effort to better understand the role of race in the College's history, including its connections to slavery, Provost Michael R. Halleran announced recently.
Innovation and intrigue abound as scholars lead more than 135 presentations at the 9th Annual Graduate Research Symposium.
The importance of service and the value of a close-knit college community were just some of the topics that arose out of last Tuesday's campus conversation on William & Mary's ability to provide its students the tools for success.
A reading presented by the College's Patrick Hayes Writer's Series.
Professors from VIMS, William & Mary and University of Maryland pursue clean water and sustainable fuel sources in Gloucester Point.
Lou Rossiter is a research professor at the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy at the College of William & Mary. He is former Secretary of Health and Human Resources for Virginia and has written a book on Medicare reform.
AidData, a new public website and search engine tracking development finance flows, was launched March 24 at a conference in Oxford, UK.
We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the invention of the laser. First event will be a photo contest.
Mary Eason Fletcher, lecturer in music and instructor of voice at the College of William & Mary, had an exceptional holiday surprise last December.
The College of William and Mary has been chosen as one of 10 institutions in the nation to participate in a federal pilot program geared toward developing and expanding educational partnerships in India.
Lisa L Heuvel, M.A. '05, successfully defended her Ed.D. dissertation "Teaching at the Interface: Curriculum and Pedagogy in a Teachers' Institute on Virginia Indian History and Culture" this February at the W&M School of Education.
A recent grant from the National Science Foundation could enable researchers at William & Mary to gain a better understanding of how to properly treat mental disorders.
Public Policy Research Professor Lou Rossiter named chair of the Coalition for Health Services Research.
Senior Kate Hibbs served pregnant members of the migrant community on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
Physics graduate students participate in the Fifth Annual Graduate Student Research Forum held in Richmond, Virgina.
Prof. Xipeng Shen was awarded an NSF Career grant to support his research on "Input-Centric Program Behavior Analysis and Adaption."
Former William & Mary President Paul Verkuil '61 has been appointed by President Barack Obama as chairman of a newly reconstituted Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS). The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination March 3.
Religious Studies Professor Marc Lee Raphael will be a featured guest on this week's "With Good Reason."
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.
Kinesiology & Health Sciences major, Sarah Todd, has been named a finalist for the David Bruce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, awarded by the American Physiological Society.
The 2010 Phi Beta Kappa Award for the Advancement of Scholarship was awarded to Sociology Professor Graham Ousey.
Sociology Professor Jennifer Bickham Mendez has been awarded a Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence.
Linda Lavin '59 worked with William & Mary students and the musical theatre repertoire.
Physics Majors participated in the 2010 Undergraduate Symposium on Friday, February 26th.
Cary will be the featured soloist in the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra's next concert.
Nearly 100 faculty-mentored undergraduate research projects in the sciences were presented at the 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Science Symposium.
It‘s a compendium of resources for geosciences faculty and our own Heather Macdonald is a big part of it.
Years of work by a William & Mary faculty member and his students will be on display this weekend when the National Park Service opens the New York African Burial Ground's interactive visitor center.
April 12, 2010 we received the visit of the immensely popular folk group, Zolotoi ples!
A large group of our own RPSS majors will be spending this summer studying for six weeks in St. Petersburg, Russia in the WM Summer Study Abroad Program.
This year's Braithwaite lecturer will be Kathy Davis, senior researcher at the Institute of History and Culture at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
Teams of student videographers create documentaries on area citizens.
Video produced as part of W&M contest will become part of international band's repertoire.
Spanning places and cultures from Bollywood to Alabama, the sights and sounds of the William & Mary Global Film Festival filled Williamsburg this weekend.
A group of William & Mary students and professors recently turned the blue depths of the Adair Pool into an ancient Greek myth's underworld.
Professor LuAnn Homza has been named a winner of a 2010 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence.
A W&M research team explored immigration issues by walking the immigrants' trail across the Sonora/Arizona border.
Based on mid-year giving data, the first half of fiscal 2010 has brought some encouraging signs for William & Mary's fundraising efforts.
Two Arts & Sciences faculty members were recently recognized for their service to their colleagues and the College.
Click here to see the program and pictures of our conference!
Mica Willis '12, is the third generation of her family to attend William & Mary. Her grandfather, Hulon Willis, Sr. M.Ed.'56, was the first African-American to attend the College.
The Dean's Office, with these awards, is pleased to recognize the contributions of two faculty members.
Zhichun Zhu (Ph.D. 2003) recently was awarded an NSF Career grant for a "Scalable and Universal Architecture for Next-Generation Memory Systems".
Results of a recent survey show faculty members concerned about lack of funding.
Professor Sophia Serghi recently gave an extensive interview in Opera Today.
The third annual Global Film Festival runs Feb. 18-21 and brings to W&M international filmmakers, musicians and scholars.
A sense of crisis and urgency hung over the crowd last Friday as Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, spoke at William & Mary of the possibility of a downfall in liberal arts education around the world.
Associate Professor Paul Mapp has won the 2010 Phi Beta Kappa Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Microbiologist Mark Forsyth was awarded the 2010 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award during the Charter Day ceremony.
Our small linguistics program benefits greatly from the expertise, teaching, and research of visiting faculty.
Higher education is one of the keys to our nation's economic recovery -- and William & Mary is a key to the future of the Commonwealth -- Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell told members of the College community in Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall Feb. 6.
The same might be said for Archibald's career and service to the College, which honored that devotion by presenting the economics professor with the Thomas Jefferson Award during Charter Day, 2010 ceremonies.
If one were to ask recent College of William and Mary graduate Nik Belanger what community service meant to him, he would probably respond "justice."
This weekend, Miller's extraordinary devotion to studying and solving some of those puzzles was recognized when she was presented the 2010 Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy.
Madelynn Watkinson, known as the beloved caretaker of the College's Adams Garden, will retire at the age of 86.
Professor J. Dirk Walecka, Emeritus, gave one of the keynote speeches at the 25th Anniversary of Jefferson Lab.
Assistant Professor Brett Rushforth has been awarded an ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship for 2011.
With just three semesters to go at the College Wagstaff took the plunge and became an art major, a decision which, less than a year later, is already paying off. Her watercolor painting of Barrett Hall was recently selected as the winner of William & Mary's annual Charter Day art contest.
W&M Jazz Combo members Seth Dalby and Michael Cammarata with faculty member Harris Simon performed for Governor McDonnell and the Virginia General Assembly.
From its base in the power center of Washington, D.C., the Global Environmental Governance Project engages the tough problems surrounding international environmental institutions and laws.
Panel discusses the often overlooked role law, business, education play in College's liberal-arts experience.
Literary activist will make three appearances Feb. 2-4.
"Being With Animals," the latest effort from anthropologist Barbara King, goes on sale Jan. 26. Her new book has generated a substantial amount of pre-press publicity.
Students and faculty members from William & Mary were featured during global event in China.
The College of William and Mary, partnering with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, will offer a new undergraduate minor in marine science.
On Feb. 5, the William and Mary Alumni Association will honor W. Samuel Sadler '64, M.Ed. '71, Nicholas St. George '60, J.D. '65 and Earl "Tuggy" Young '59 with the Alumni Medallion during a ceremony on campus.
Georgia Irby-Massie was invited to deliver a lecture on ancient geographers at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. While there she also visited the Antonine Wall
William & Mary's interdisciplinary environmental program is expanding, thanks to a new post-doctoral fellowship program.
The Middle East Studies Association of North America named Professor Abdul-Karim Rafeq, William and Annie Bickers Professor of Arab Middle Eastern Studies, an Honorary Fellow
Symphonies gingerly embrace digital performers.
Mission work, independent research, give way to survival and helping others after major earthquake.
A paper by Eddy Zhang, Yunlian Jiang, and Xipeng Shen, won the Best Paper Award at the 15th ACM SIGPLAN Annual Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP'10).
Mitchell Reiss, vice provost for international affairs at the College of William and Mary, talks about the challenges of international negotiations.
Reves fellow's work subtitling Cuban films gains for them world-wide exposure.
IBBSS (pronounced Ibis), the Institute for Integrative Bird Behavior Studies, is a new addition to our web site.
A private gift from Adrian G. "Casey" Duplantier Jr., matched by 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union of Newport News, will support another season of Antarctic field research for two W&M students¬graduate student Kate Ruck of W&M's School of Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and W&M undergraduate Sarah Giltz.
The Project on International Peace and Security engages undergraduates in knotty security issues—and teaches them how to write policy briefs.
Lily Panoussi's new book on the influence of Greek tragedy on Vergil has emerged from Cambridge University Press.
Associate professor of psychology Peter Vishton has created a DVD for parents on the development of children between 0 and 14 months of age. Vishton is the director of the College's Child Research Center.