Two faculty members have been recognized with the Arts & Sciences award for teaching excellence.
Two Arts & Sciences faculty members were recently recognized for their service to their colleagues and the College.
Out of context features faculty members from the College of William and Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
Out of context features faculty members from the College of William and Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
Out of context features faculty members from the College of William and Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
Cummings Professor of English spent 12 years as guest curator of legendary folk artist and evangelist Elder Anderson Johnson.
William & Mary has launched its new Commonwealth Center for Energy and the Environment, a combination of think tank and incubator to expand interdisciplinary research opportunities and address complex issues at the intersection of energy, public policy and the environment.
In his new book, Philosophy professor Neal Tognazzini explores the natures and norms of the human blame game.
The Department welcomed alumni and friends in its 2nd annual Homecoming Reception.
This past summer, W&M Physics rising senior Patrick King was the inaugural recipient of the first Dorothy Pruitt Babcock Memorial Research Scholarship. This scholarship enabled Patrick to conduct research in theoretical particle physics along with Associate Professor Joshua Erlich.
If the ice cream cones are anything to go by, approximately 200 people attended this year’s PhysicsFest (give or take a few people that couldn’t resist going back for seconds of our fantastic liquid nitrogen ice cream, anyway).
Former W&M undergrads report from around the world on their continuing primate research.
He didn’t provide an answer in question format, but William & Mary’s Thomas Linneman nonetheless addressed gender and speech patterns in a recent study titled “Gender in Jeopardy! Intonation Variation on a Television Game Show,” currently forthcoming in the journal Gender & Society.
For each of the William and Mary students who attended this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference, the experience offered valuable insight into their current interests and future goals.
Despite the threat of Hurricane Sandy, alumni reunited for 2012 Homecoming Weekend.
Like his character in the play "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," Jamar Jones '13 is trying to find his song of life.
The Psychology Department held a talk and a reception for homecoming on October 26.
Researchers from the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) are studying the interesting lives of eagles.
"Health Affairs," a national health policy journal, features study by William & Mary economists in Nov. issue.
Senior economics major Ruoyan Sun scored an academic home run recently. The journal Economic Modelling has just published an article of hers titled Kinetics of Jobs in Multi-Link Cities with Migration-Driven Aggregation Process.
The t-shirt design by Nicholas Andre and Mengrui Ni was the top vote-getter in the third annual election to chose a design for the limited-edition 2012-13 Computer Science T-shirt.
Karin Wulf, associate professor of history and American studies, and book review editor of The William & Mary Quarterly, one of the oldest scholarly journals in the U.S., has been named the next director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.
The lecture, “Musical Ramifications of the Civil War”, will be held on December 3rd in the Williamsburg Library Theatre at 7:30pm. The program discusses changes in America’s musical heritage as a result of our nation’s most divisive conflict.
The Music from China ensemble recently visited W&M, teaching students and faculty alike about Chinese music through a performance and series of lecture opportunities.
“One of the great things about being at William and Mary was how many different things I was able to do.”
Registration now open for April 20 event featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author Eric Foner and six other notable historians.
As a hair and makeup designer for the upcoming William & Mary production of "Pippin," Ruth Hedberg is making sure that each character not only plays his or her part, but looks it as well.
Largest single, financial award in William & Mary's history will create center to advance foreign aid transparency.
Ph.D. Candidate Edward Hunt '03 produces award-winnng paper on the history of computer penetration.
Following a literal song and dance routine, Anne Charity Hudley boarded a dinghy to safety as the humanities proved the superior academic discipline in the College’s annual Raft Debate.
Student research provides scholars with firsthand accounts of the film industry before, during and after the Soviet Union.
The Special Collections Research Center in William & Mary’s Swem Library has a first edition, 1687 copy of Newton’s masterwork. It was the star attraction among a one-day exhibit of venerable scientific texts in the physics library of Small Hall.
Sam Fansler '13, a European Studies major, gave a tour of the William & Mary campus in French to a group of middle schoolers from Sainte Jeanna d’Arc Catholic School in Southern France on Wednesday.
The College of William & Mary announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Mr. Adam Otstot, a 2004 Kinesiology and Health Sciences graduate and local teacher, recently competed in the Ironman World Triathlon Championships where he placed 38th overall.
Jaime Settle, an assistant professor of government at William & Mary, and her team are studying the emotional tone of people communicating through social networks during the run-up to the Romney vs Obama 2012 general election.
It runs Nov. 8-9 and is free for students, faculty and staff. Sara Schaefer '00 and Bob Wachs '61 among those appearing.
Now's the time for birders who want to add to their life lists, says Dan Cristol, an ornithologist at William & Mary.
Professor Tim Mauthe was recently awarded the First Prize in Category C of the 2012 Musica Domani International Composition Competition for his piece "Within Memory" for cello and piano.
The two '83 alums and former football players have helped tend to Tribe student-athletes for more than 25 years.
William & Mary Symphony Orchestra promises a scary good time as it presents “The Haunted Melody” for its annual Halloween concert, this Sunday afternoon in the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium.
Fourteen faculty exhibit recent works at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, Oct. 27 through Jan. 6.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is entitled How to spot a Lesbian in Early Modern Spain.
The 2012 Raft Debate, a much beloved William & Mary tradition, will be held at the Commonwealth Auditorium in the Sadler Center on Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Naama Zahavi-Ely, professor of Biblical Hebrew at William & Mary, is bringing her passion for opera to Williamsburg by producing a one-night performance of Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love" at the Kimball Theatre on Oct. 26.
Scott Nelson's new book suggests that the current financial crisis is an example of history repeating itself.
William & Mary study finds competition in state races down, putting uncontested seats at a 10-year high.
Peter Maer, of CBS News, spoke with Professor John McGlennon prior to the second presidential debate.
The William & Mary chapter of the Marine Science Society is only a year old, but has already been honored with the Outstanding Student Section Award from the Marine Technology Society for 2012.
Dr. Thomas Linneman, Associate Professor of Sociology, is the 2012 Outstanding Faculty Advisor of the year.
Associate Professor Rani Mullen has received a $40,000 grant from The Asia Foundation.
His lecture was the second installment of William & Mary’s Faculty Lecture Series, an event launched last semester to showcase the creative work and research of the faculty.
Hao Han and Nan Zheng, both doctoral students in the Department of Computer Science, have been selected for the 2012 Stephen K. Park Graduate Research Award.
A summary of field-work courses offered by visiting professor Linda Lanz.
Saskia Mordijck has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue her investigation of fusion energy.
A team of W&M researchers help Ugandan scientists prepare for a promising but uncertain future.
Professor finds intergenerational impacts of long-term lease agreements can be significant.
Assistant Professor Molly Swetnam-Burland received this summer a prestigious NEH Summer Fellowship to pursue research on Roman mosaics.
EcoVillage receives Dominion grant for integrated landscape design and land use impacts study.
The current issue of The Flat Hat features an article about the newly released album by faculty members Stephanie Nakasian and the Harris Simon Trio, "Show Me the Way to Get Out of This World"
The Pulitzer Prize finalist's appearance is part of the Patrick Hayes Writers Series and is free, open to the public.
Catching whimbrels on their breeding grounds in the Arctic Circle is quite different from trapping those same birds in their mid-migration staging areas on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
William & Mary's annual Summer Research Symposium featured undergraduate research conducted in the summer of 2012.
"William and Mary set the foundation for me to move forward in my career."
Finalists and a winner in the Arts & Sciences 2012 Student Art Contest have been announced by the Dean's Office.
Robert Reid-Pharr joins us this semester as the English Department’s second Sara and Jess Cloud Visiting Professor.
The Board of Visitors at its meeting on September 21, 2012, designated Xipeng Shen the Adina Allen Term Distinguished Associate Professor.
The 2012 recipients of the annual William & Mary Alumni Association awards were honored at a banquet at the William & Mary Alumni House on Sept. 27.
Biology graduate Daniel Schwab (WM '12) enters graduate school with $100,000 scholarship from highly competitive NSF program.
Many come to the College of William & Mary to pursue degrees that they think will lead them to careers. Julian Oreska '09 didn't think his education would someday lead him to designing toys on the other side of the globe.
Lynch examines the context of the Arab Spring, and the possibilities for the Arab world in the future.
"My time at William and Mary was very influential in my career."
Doctoral student Katie Moore received a Virginia Space Grant Consortium 2012-13 Graduate STEM Research Fellowship.
Upgrades to facilities will be completed in multiple stages over several years, said Vice President of Administration Anna Martin. Theatre and music departments to be addressed first.
English Professor Nancy Schoenberger is featured this week on the radio program, With Good Reason.
Our department celebrates the 2012 graduates!
William & Mary has once again been designated a military-friendly university by G.I. Jobs magazine.
Professor Gang Zhou was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to support a 2-year research project entitled "Network Traffic Aware Smartphone Energy Savings."
This one-credit guided research course will enable selected students to expand their scholarship on Immigration, Border Studies, and Human Rights through field research on the U.S.-Mexico border over Winter Break.
A small collection of rubidium-87 atoms in Seth Aubin's Small Hall lab has reached Bose-Einstein condensation after being chilled to a level near absolute zero.
Students depict living conditions in the solares of Havana.
Brian Wimberly '86 credits W&M chemistry professors for creating his "appetite for this sort of science." His work has taken him all over the continent and beyond.
Assistant Professor of Government Jaime Settle's researched is featured in the cover story of the Sept. 2012 issue of Nature.
The Alumni Magazine recently sat down with acclaimed actress and W&M alumna Glenn Close.
More than 1,000 consultations take place each year, helping students hone their oral and written skills.
Writer-in-residence is back for a second stint; will read from her works tonight at 7, 201 Blow Hall.
A William & Mary physicist is featured in a video explaining the latest chapter in the investigation of mysterious, flavor-shifting particles called neutrinos.
Dean Kate Conley's Fall 2012 letter to all faculty: looking ahead and welcoming new faculty members.
Why is it important to remain involved with the College?
Brett Rushforth's new book "Bonds of Alliance" details a "hybrid" form of slavery that developed in New France between 1670 and 1770.
Biology professor John Swaddle will be featured this week on NPR's With Good Reason radio program.
Professor Sanchez, in his fourth year as a Visiting Assistant Professor, pursues a genuinely multidisciplinary research and teaching agenda, proving himself an asset to the department of philosophy and the college as a whole.
Professor Gosin received a M.A. in Sociology from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego.
After a summer of excavation, archaeologists feel confident in saying that the 18th century Bray School once stood on the grounds of Brown Hall, a William & Mary dormitory.
They are spending the year at the College as part of a rare international joint degree program involving a U.S. university.
New data reconfirms that philosophy majors receive the best scores on the Verbal and Analytical sections of the Graduate Records Examination.
Professors Costelloe, Gert, Goldman, and Tognazzini have new books published (or to be published) by Cambridge and Oxford.
Miss Virginia 2012, herself a William & Mary student, was on campus Aug. 30 to help promote importance of maintaining both physical and emotional health.
Jennifer Poon won the "Outstanding Research Presentation" award the 120th Annual American Psychological Association Convention.
Recent high-tech examination of Chickahominy artifacts extracted decades ago by the late William & Mary archaeologist Norm Barka suggests that corn may have been a major reason for the tribe’s curious autonomy.
Editor Rusty Carter of the Virginia Gazette interviewed Alastair Connell on the pros and cons of the Eastern Virginia Medical School merging with the College of William & Mary.
Professor Prado received his MA from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil).
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, John Morreall continues the William & Mary Faculty Lecture Series with "What's So Funny? The Nature and Value of Humor."
The conference Sept. 21-22 offers a unique one-credit course opportunity for students.
(Video Interview)Dr. Matthew Hilimire discusses his research interests and his plans as a new faculty member at The College of William and Mary.
A special exhibition of 37 Greek vases will be on display at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, August 18 through September 30.
The collection showcases the development of Athenian pottery, and is on display August 18 through September 30.
Students as young as four years old extract DNA in Shanta Hinton's outreach project.
Holly Blackburn has rapidly earned national recognition for her research with Dr. Jon Allen.
U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith '71, J.D. '79, will speak at William & Mary’s Opening Convocation Ceremony on Aug. 29 at 5:15 p.m.
WVEC, channel 13 News, ran a news story on Ken Kambis and his study of oxygen deprivation on the human body. The study is in cooperation with the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.
Eleven members of the Tribe, including three Junior Fellows, intern at the Library of Congress during summer 2012.
The project is the only nongovernmental effort in the United States to comprehensively assess the nation’s activities.
John H. Willis, who retired from William and Mary's English department in 2002 after a distinguished 43-year career, passed away June 29. Provost Michael Halleran sent the following message to the campus community.
Lauren Bayse '13 will serve as this year's upperclassman speaker for William & Mary's orientation program, which begins Aug. 24.
In a series of videos, Professor Debra Shushan breaks down the complexity of the violence in Syria. Will the U.S. intervene? Shushan weighs in.
It took eight years, but the people affected most by the Spanish Civil War can finally read about the cultural and literary legacy produced in concentration camps in their own language.
Art professor Elizabeth Mead and chemistry professor Carey Bagdassarian explore a new language-bridge between disciplines.
Jacob Lassin '13 is getting international acclaim from scholars and the media for his thesis about the commemoration of World War II in Russian social media.
David Feldman, professor and chair of the department of economics, received the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators' 2012 Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award.
Brafferton Yard dig yields new Civil War-era finds.
History Professor Scott Nelson discusses his new book this week on With Good Reason.
One of only 20 graduate students nationwide chosen for the program, Nelson heads to Yale University to complete post-graduate work and prepare to serve as a Foreign Affairs officer.
By the time you’re reading this, neutrino physicists from around the world will have descended upon Williamsburg for NuFact 2012. This workshop is unique in that it brings theorists, experimentalists and accelerator physicists together with a focus on future experiments, particularly the development of an accelerator called a neutrino factory from which the workshop derives its name.
The 2011 version, authored by Sue Peterson, Mike Tierney '87 and Daniel Maliniak '06, received responses from 3,466 IR scholars from 20 countries.
Some of the best players from the country's top orchestras will perform a piece arranged by William & Mary's director of bands next month.
See which members of the Psychology Department ran the Color Me Rad 5K in Richmond this past weekend.
AidData gets two mentions in Britain's Guardian newspaper within a month.
An international workshop on neutrinos is bringing particle physicists from all over the globe to William & Mary.
Emeritus Professor George Grayson to host lecture and book signing July 19.
The Project on International Peace and Security enters its fifth year with a sterling reputation for undergraduate contributions to the policy-making community.
Archaeological work around William & Mary’s Brown Hall is bringing to light artifacts dating back to the early 18th century, including a few items that just might be relics from the Bray School, an 18th century institution dedicated to the education of free and enslaved black children.
Several linguistics students take their research findings beyong the borders of William and Mary
The chair of William & Mary’s Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance is in Italy this week at a festival that is bringing together creative artists and social activists.
Marc Sher, professor of physics at William & Mary, is a "go-to guy" on the Higgs boson.
A student and professor have been collaborating on a survey of the most important trees on the verdant campus of William & Mary.
Philip Roessler, assistant professor of government, is this year's recipient of the Gregory Luebbert Article Award for the best article in the field of comparative politics.
On the verge of what could be the largest announcement in particle physics in decades, professors focusing on the Higgs boson and beyond the Standard Model weigh in on the Higgs hunt itself and the future of the field.
Rosemary Willis '13 was crowned Miss Virginia on Saturday.
Zable '37 was a business visionary whose love for the College -- especially Tribe athletics -- never waned. He died of natural causes on Saturday, June 23.
A team of William & Mary neuroscientists has developed a "search and destroy" method of identifying -- then zapping -- brain cells individually.
Geology professor Christopher Bailey and John Hollis '12 continue to explore Virginia's faults.
William & Mary alumna Sara Schaefer '00 is going to co-host a late-night talk and comedy show on MTV.
William & Mary's Patricia Vahle addressed the scientific world on June 8, giving an overview of the latest news on the study of neutrinos.
Paula Blank was one of 33 candidates chosen from a pool of 436.
Dean Tracy sent this end-of-year message to members of the faculty on June 18, 2012.
One of Shakespeare’s earliest and funniest plays "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" will open the 34th season of the Virginia Shakespeare Festival June 13.
Professors in the arts and humanities inhabit more than one world, and one of the most profound examples can be found in the act of translation.
Three summer institutes are being offered by the College of William & Mary and run by the W&M Washington Office.
Assistant Professor of Economics and Schroeder Center faculty affiliate, Melissa McInerney, Ph.D., is one of five recipients of a 2012 Steven H. Sandell Grant.
An archaeological collaboration between William & Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation hopes to find conclusive evidence of the Bray School, an 18th-century institution dedicated to the education of free and enslaved black children.
Heather Macdonald has always been eager to get her new geosciences students out of the classroom and into the field—especially if there is a handy outcrop.
The University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) and William & Mary's math department are partnering to collaborate in research and promote exchanges between undergraduates and faculty of both universities.
The College of William & Mary was ready for the transit of Venus, if only the clouds would play nice.
The Marine Corps recently dedicated a building in honor of William & Mary alumnus and 1st Lt. Donald "Ryan" McGlothlin.
Nine recent graduates from the College of William & Mary have received Fulbright U.S. Student Grants, and four have been selected as alternates.
It's been out with the old and in with the new for the physicists in Small Hall.
James Rountree and Gregory Smith were awarded 3rd place – and $900 – at the annual Collegiate Programming Contest held by Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT).
8 mathematics major students presented their research work in Undergraduate Mathematics Conference in Washington, April 21-22, 2012. Their work were supported by National Science Foundation grant on Computational Science Training for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences (CSUMS).
Record high number of mathematics majors graduate from William and Mary in May 2012
Each year, dozens of university students who are home for the summer take advantage of William and Mary's summer courses, which are offered in two five-week sessions.
Regina Root has been awarded the prestigious Arthur P. Whitaker Prize for her book titled "Couture & Consensus: Fashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina."
Through the William and Mary National Security Archive Project, undergraduate students learn about and help to document cases of kidnapping and torture under Argentine dictatorships in the 1970s and early 1980s.
The neutrinophone has the potential to be used for communication across immense distances— including into outer space.
Physicists love to share their love of science (and sometimes even their chocolate).
One of the special events that occurred during the Kinesiology & Health Sciences department’s graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 13, was the presenting of the “Major of the Year” award to Taylor Hurst.
Each exhibition is unique, yet collectively they represent the extraordinary commitment to the creative arts by William & Mary faculty and students. On display now through June 24.
Dan Cristol wrote an article the New York Times headlined “Why Bambi Must Go”, published in the Op-Ed section on 18 May, 2012. The article reflects Cristol’s passion for bird conservation, and highlights the effects that burgeoning deer populations have on decimating plant communities that support bird populations.
On April 30, 2012, Barry Martin, William and Mary class of 1959 presented the Lyon G. Tyler Department of History with a portrait of Carter Braxton (William and Mary alum, and signer of the Declaration of Independence), and a document signed by Braxton in honor of his classmate, Gabriel M. Wilner
The Robert Noyce Scholars Program aims to produce professionals who not only understand science and math, but also know how to teach it.
Government Professor George Grayson interview aired on NBC Nightly News and The Today Show.
My two-month internship at the H.E.R. shelter offered an opportunity to observe and participate in shelter work.
As an intern at FOCUS Women’s Resource Agency, I was exposed to the inner workings of a small non-profit organization.
As a research intern at RAINN, my job was to research important information to assist RAINN in providing the latest news to visitors to RAINN’s website and to their online hotline.
I interned at Avalon Center for Women and Children. Avalon is a domestic violence, sexual assault, and homelessness shelter located in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Adam Wu wins the Arts & Sciences Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Natural and Computational Sciences.
Aaron Dufour, a double major in Computer Science and Physics, is this year's recipient of the Park Undergraduate Award.
To culminate their first year in the program, the 2011-2012 cohort presented their final projects from their American Studies Seminar to the faculty and their fellow graduate students.
Several awards are presented annually to graduates, staff and faculty members during the William & Mary Commencement ceremony.
Andrew Bouland '12 will enter medical school in a few weeks with a published scientific paper under his belt.
Rev. Carla Pratt Keyes '92 will address graduates on "Anxiety: Its Gifts and Antidotes."
Women's Studies professors Nancy Gray and Suzanne Raitt both won prestigious teaching awards this year, and students Maggie Russolello, Laura Andrew, Katelyn Durkin and Kathryn Snyder won prizes for their activism and their scholarship.
David Hill '13, Brian Rabe '13 and Natalie Wong '14, the 2012 Goldwater Scholars from the College of William & Mary. In addition to the three scholars, James Janopaul-Naylor '14 was awarded a Goldwater honorable mention.
Senior and sophomore will study in Morocco and South Korea, respectively.
The Thomas Jefferson Public Policy Program recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary.
Multiple international experiences and internships lead to a career with the federal government.
A palpable tension filled the room one Wednesday evening in mid-April. Amidst low chatter, nervous glances, and light refreshments, dozens of student writers gathered to hear the winners announced for the 2012 Literary Awards.
English and Women's Studies Professor Suzanne Raitt is the 2012 Winner of the Jennifer and Devin Murphy Faculty Award.
John Swaddle gave an upbeat, and occasionally hilarious, presentation on a potentially somber topic to kick off William & Mary’s Faculty Lecture Series.
A $1 million gift from Goldman Sachs Gives, the firm’s donor-advised fund, will provide scholarship assistance for students, support faculty research, and fund a term professorship at the College.
Sarah Stafford, professor of economics, public policy and law, will take the reins as director of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy this summer.
William & Mary theatre instructor and Virginia Shakespeare Festival actress Tamara Johnson will appear in a supporting role in the Hallmark Channel's "Lake Effects" on May 6 at 8 p.m.
Evan Callaway, a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics, is a Spring 2012 PBK initiate.
Biology professor Martha Case has spent her career researching this delicate, quirky orchid.
During the spring semester, a comparative sociology class at William & Mary paired American students with international students to discuss the shared cultural experiences of their generation.
Dr. Greg Capelli honored in naming of "Capelli Cove" -- an arm of Lake Matoaka -- by the Board of Visitors
Michael Newman and Sharon Zuber edit book chronicling the College's Global Inquiry Group.
Thirteen W&M students demonstrate their knowledge and experience in art during the Senior Art Exhibition, May 2 - May 13 in Andrews Hall.
Two years after President Taylor Reveley demanded, "Get me the Griffin," the student inside the mascot costume is being revealed -- and just in time for him to graduate.
Traditional music icon, Doc Watson, was recently honored by the Society for American Music.
2 Guys 1 CPU (Pozulp and Schaff) won with what was voted the best overall app while SilverLight (Wang, Qi, and Xu) won with what was voted the most technologically interesting feature.
Members of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds of William & Mary's Board of Visitors were treated to an advance look at the Machine for Science and other features of Phase 3 of the College's Integrated Science Center.
William & Mary music faculty member John Lindberg received a surprise during his final performance with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra recently: a proclamation from the mayor of Norfolk thanking him for his near-half-century of service to the Hampton Roads music community.
Dustin Crummett (Philosophy '12), Devin Curry (Philosophy '11), Adam Lerner (Philosophy & Psychology '12), and Laura Matthews (Philosophy & Psychology '12) are headed to graduate school in philosophy this fall at Notre Dame, Penn, Princeton, and Georgia.
Hamline University is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Eric R. Jensen as its provost. In this role, Jensen will serve as chief academic officer of the university, providing leadership through the establishment of academic priorities, the support of existing and the development of new innovative academic programs, and the supervision of our academic deans. He will be responsible for the undergraduate and graduate student experience. Jensen will begin his new duties as provost on July 1, 2012.
William & Mary's choirs will present their spring concerts this week, and each will include original compositions by members of the College community.
David Dudley '75 has been either assistant technical director or technical director in the Theatre, Speech and Dance department since 1977.
WTTG FOX 5 crew spent four hours on campus in late April filming for Virginia Garden Week promo segment.
At the Yorktown Elementary School Science Night W&M students and faculty impressed and amazed visitors with a variety of interactive demos organized by Prof. Irina Novikova and Prof. Wouter Deconinck, with the help of the Society of Physics Students.
History professor captures the Philip Taft Labor History Award, the Merle Curti Award and the James Rawley Prize from national organizations.
Lina Yeh's '12 video invitation to Knick Guard Jeremy Lin became a YouTube and media sensation.
His essay on Islamic finance was judged to be the finest to appear in Monitor.
A group of William & Mary professors have received a grant that will provide testing and support for pregnant women who are in jail.
Meet the Dilligs. The successful husband-and-wife team arrived on campus with impressive teaching experience, robust enthusiasm, and a sizable research grant.
Two visiting musicians from Morocco enliven Anthropology 470
Computer Science was recognized with the Academic Department Award for the 2012 Image Awards.
Every summer since 1999, a number of high school biology teachers gather in the labs and classrooms of William & Mary’s Integrated Science Center to work with and discuss the latest advances in research with the College's biologists.
W&M Symphony Orchestra conductor Grant Gilman was recently featured in an article by the Virginia Gazette
W&M Music Department Applied Faculty member, John Lindberg, was recently honored by the VA Symphony Orchestra and the City of Norfolk
The philosophy department is offering two GER7 courses in each summer session this year: introduction to philosophy (201) and ethics (303). Sign up while you still can!
April Lawrence, William and Mary's Academic Technologist for the School of Education, met with Arthur Knight, Anne Charity-Hudley, and Sharon Zuber to discuss how they integrate sound and images into English, Film Studies, and Linguistic courses.
The day-long celebration of events included a private tour of Rowe House, the home of the Confucius Institute at William & Mary, as well as a trip to the College Child Care Center to observe Mandarin language classes in action.
Artisia Green '00 is preparing to make her main stage directorial debut with a production of the Pulitzer-Prize winning play "Ruined."
Faculty presenters include T.J. Cheng, Eric Han, Yanfang Tang, Emily Wilcox, Tomoko Connolly and Xin Wu, as well as eminent scholars from Beijing Normal University. Tuesday, April 17, beginning at 2 p.m.
Professor Raitt (English and Women's Studies) and Professor Prokhorov (Russian Studies and Film Studies) teed up for the first noon-time "occasional" discussion dubbed Face 2 Face.
Weizhen Mao is one of three recipients of the Arts & Sciences Faculty Awards for Teaching Excellence for 2012-13.
On Monday April 23, at 8pm, the William and Mary Music of India Ensemble will perform its final concert of the year, with special guests Paul Livingstone (sitar) and Homnath Upadhyaya (tabla).
Dr. Katherine Preston, David N. & Margaret C. Bottoms Professor of Music, was recently honored with a Plumeri Award
Assistant professor in Kinesiology and Health Sciences department will file report with Williamsburg Community Health Foundation next month.
Evgenia Smirni is one of 20 W&M faculty members to receive a 2012 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence.
American pianist and conductor Stephen Drury will perform a concert on April 13 and hold a piano master class on April 14.
First awarded in 2009, Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence have touched faculty and students in almost every corner of the campus, and now the College is announcing the 2012 honorees.
Provost says new lecture series is designed to "celebrate the intellectual life of the College by showcasing the excellence of William & Mary faculty."
Three biology students win awards at the 2012 W&M Graduate Research Symposium.
A new guidebook released today recognizes the College of William & Mary for having 10 of the country’s best undergraduate teachers.
When Geology on Wheels rolls into an elementary school, the star is usually obsidian—at least as far as the kids are concerned.
English professor Joanne Braxton interviews internationally known jazz poet Jayne Cortez.
William & Mary students are travelling to internships in Mississippi, New York City and Washington, DC this summer, thanks to the generosity of alum Carol Woody '71.
The Choir of the College of William and Mary under the direction of Professor James Armstrong and the William and Mary Botetourt Chamber Singers conducted by Professor Jamie Bartlett went on their triennial International Tour in May of 2011, this time to Italy, Greece and Turkey.
Latin American Studies congratulates our own Professor Regina Root whose book Couture and Consensus: Fashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina (2010, University of Minnesota Press) was recently awarded the Whitaker's Prize by the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies. The honor was announced at a luncheon at its regional conference. Felicidades, Profesora Root!!!"
The selection committee has awarded the 2012 Dobro Slovo Scholarship to Rachel Faith.
“I was spending more time in the studio than I was in my room,” says Barbara Pearsall. “That was a big indication to me that art was my life.”
Two Moroccan artists serve as musicians-in-residence with the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble.
Seven entries chosen that improve the quality of education at the College while reducing costs or generating revenue that can be reinvested.
Susan Glisson (PhD 2000) is receiving the Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy Humanitarian Award at Jackson State University on April 20, 2012.
Spring symposium at Bruton Heights School draws 140 from the W&M, Williamsburg communities.
Funding supports faculty-student research and collaboration on internationally-focused, engaged scholarship.
Admission is free, but tickets required, to see former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner.
With support from the Creative Adaptation Fund, four Economics professors set their sights on improving two Economics icons, the Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics classes.
The Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy has achieved much in the 25 years since its inception. Programs are really about people, however, and this occasion is a chance to celebrate the contributions of committed faculty, nurturing advisors and other friends of the Program, and talented students. Please join us in celebrating our first quarter-century of public policy education at the College of William and Mary.
Assistant professor of physics Enrico Rossi to lecture on creativity and constraint in art and science.
This Saturday, the Sir Christopher Wren building is going back to the year 1783. Visitors will be able to see classes, activities and merriment in a living history event portraying the College of William & Mary right after the American Revolution.
Michael Blakey of the Anthropology Department recently attended the groundbreaking for the new Museum of African American Culture and History, followed by a White House reception.
A team from William & Mary will compete in the World Finals of the Association for Computing Machinery's International Collegiate Programming Contest.
Two long ago Americans bring us face to face with the past.
On March 17th Jacob Lassin, Maggie Burke, Sophie Kosar, and Alex McGrath took part in a conference for graduate students hosted by the University of Virginia
Katharine Conley, former Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Arts & Humanities at Dartmouth College and the school’s current Edward Tuck Professor of French and Comparative Literature, has been named the next Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at the College of William & Mary.
The 11th Annual Graduate Research Symposium will be held at the Sadler Center at William & Mary March 23-24.
This Spring the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble will welcome musicians traveling from abroad for the first time.
ON A normal day physicists from the MINERvA collaboration based at Fermilab, America’s main particle-physics facilty, near Chicago, study neutrinos in the hope of unlocking the mysteries of the universe. In their spare time, though, they decided to test an idea that is (slightly) more down to Earth.
A William & Mary professor known for his work on peacekeeping recently brought his expertise to Nigeria.
Tunisia-born student, wife and mother of three, is exhibiting a painting at the Charles Taylor Art Center in Hampton until April 8.
One of the main objectives of the Psychology major is to expose students to research experiences. We are pleased to highlight here our 2011-12 Honors thesis students.
When I went to visit over Spring Break, I caught up with Professor Nichols to ask him about his success as an author.
On the Friday March 2, the last day before spring break, a group of thirteen William & Mary physics students visited the Jefferson Lab accelerator facility in a tour organized by the Society of Physics Students.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 15 - Very few people can claim being the first to see a new state of matter. Sarah Phillips wants to join those select few. Today, Phillips got one step closer to that goal when she was named the recipient of the 2012 JSA Postdoctoral Research Grant at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.
Associate Professor Thomas Payne's new edition, "Philip the Chancellor: Motets and Prosulas" was recently featured in "Embellishments", a newsletter about recent researches.
On Feb. 28, the Alpha of Virginia Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa presented awards recognizing the accomplishments of Allison Oldham '13 and Professors Robert Leventhal and Barbara Watkinson.
Dozens of William and Mary psychology students have interned at Wediko Summer over the years. The opportunity has proven to be a turning point for many.
39 Chemistry undergraduates took part in the Symposium! See their photos.
Some of our psychology students presented their research on February 24 at the 18th Annual Undergraduate Science Research Symposium.
The College of William & Mary's second annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium is slated for March 17 at the Bruton Heights School in Williamsburg, Va.
An international team of physicists has reported the first set of observations detailing important behavior of neutrino oscillation, an accomplishment that is a necessary step to additional experiments intended to answer fundamental questions about the makeup of the universe.
The AidData/CCAPS mapping tool aims to provide the most comprehensive view yet of climate change and security in Africa.
This week, thanks to a new opportunity offered through the department, a group of William & Mary students will take steps to build their respective networks by meeting with alumni who are now working successfully in the world of theatre in Washington D.C.
A trans-Atlantic collaboration of scientists has revealed the structure of a key protein of silk and discovered a previously unknown behavior of this protein: to self-organize into tiny fibrils a single molecule in diameter.
Hundreds of W&M students put their research on display at the College's 18th Annual Undergraduate Science Research Symposium, held Feb. 24.
Appraised at $514,000, the collection of 115 minerals contains more than 500 specimens.
Professor of Kinesiology and the Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine will work in conjunction to measure the performances of subjects 18-35 at the equivalent of 3,500 meters altitude.
William and Mary Linguistics in full force at the LSA conference.
On February 18, the William & Mary Confucius Institute (WMCI) formally unveiled the College’s Chinese Culture Semester with a parade, cultural dances and street performances in Merchant’s Square. The event was co-sponsored by the William & Mary 2012 Global Film Festival.
Economics Professor John Parman has launched an ambitious project to trace socioeconomic and racial disparities in health outcomes over time. He hopes this new data source will ultimately help guide policy decisions.
Ella Diaz, who received her PhD in American Studies from William and Mary in 2010, has been offered a tenure-track position in English and Latino Studies from Cornell University.
Do you have an osprey nest in your neighborhood? If so, the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) wants to hear from you -- on a regular basis.
After performing in places ranging from the Amazon Basin to New Zealand, celebrated pianist Anna Kijanowska will once again grace the College's stage Tuesday night to perform with the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra.
An exhibition of psychedelic prints hung by W&M students is currently open at the Muscarelle Museum of Art through March 15.
Christopher and Jeremy Owens are putting their knowledge together to light William & Mary Theatre's upcoming production of Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana."
The College of William & Mary made a strong showing at the Seventh Annual Graduate Student Research Forum on Feb. 16 in Charlottesville.
It is rare for a research group to have more than two papers accepted for the research track in the same year for the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), but this year the SEMERU group at William & Mary had three research papers accepted for ICSE 2012.
Repast Baroque Ensemble will perform on Friday, February 24th at 8pm in Bruton Parish Church
Williamsburg City Symphony kicks off 2012 Global Film Festival, Feb. 16-19.
When Molly McDonough presented her research at William and Mary’s annual Neuroscience Symposium in November, the opportunity was both an honor and a celebration of why she came to the College.
The College of William and Mary's fifth annual Global Film Festival will feature films, musical performances, and guest filmmakers from around the world from Feb. 16-19.
The schedule of events for William & Mary's 2012 Global Film Festival.
Brian Hulse, Associate Professor (Theory and Composition)recently had his album reviewed.
Lassin is giving a talk about the commemoration of World War II in Russian cyberspace. Come learn about Russia, the Internet, Myth-making and more!
Nicole McCauley ’13 and Johanna Hribal ’13 receive Gilman awards to study abroad in spring 2012.
G. Paul Nardo '88 keeps Virginia's capitol together.
Meghan Moore '13 will reflect on College's royal charter during this year's Charter Day ceremony.
Cullen Hendrix and Sarah Glaser (W&M and VIMS) are the 2011 winners of the Nils Petter Gleditsch Journal of Peace Research Article of the Year Award for their article, "Civil Conflict and World Fisheries, 1952-2004."
Members of William & Mary's music faculty will present performances -- both on stage and on TV -- in honor of Black History Month in the next few weeks.
William & Mary molecular biologist Lizabeth Allison has received a grant of more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation.
The two W&M professors to perform original music, poems interpreting the Major Arcana tarot cards.
Ralph Skiano, Instructor of Clarinet, will present a master class at Louisiana State University
Two students, an alumnus and the director of the William & Mary Opera Workshop will perform at the IKEA home furnishings store in Woodbridge, Va., on Jan. 28 at 2 and 4 p.m.
Molly Bulman '12 will receive the Monroe Prize for Civic Engagement during William & Mary's Charter Day ceremony.
Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, Paul Manna, has been named one of the nation's top 100 education policy scholars by the American Enterprise Institute's Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings.
Ari Cukierman is the 2012 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy.
English Professor Sharon Marcus of Columbia University will talk about “The Double Life of Female Celebrity" on Tuesday, March 13th, at 6 pm in Andrews Hall 101. A reception will follow. All are welcome!
Director of Linguistics Ann Reed is just the fourth English professor in 49 years to receive the Jefferson Award. She will be honored on Charter Day.
Physics Graduate students Gardner Marshall and Christopher Triola have been awarded the 2011 Rolf G. Winter Memorial Physics Graduate Student Award in recognition of excellence in teaching.
IR scholars from throughout the U.S. and 19 foreign countries surveyed; some of the results appear in Foreign Policy magazine.
One of the College’s original departments and oldest disciplines is adding something new. Starting in the fall of 2012, the Department of Classical Studies will add a majors track in Classical Archaeology to its current tracks in Greek, Latin, and Classical Civilization.
The next event in the Ewell Concert Series will be a performance from the Countertop Ensemble on Wednesday, February 8th in the Wren Chapel.
W&M study abroad option in Pilgrimage Studies to debut in May, 2012. Application deadline February 1, 2012.
New venues and intriguing topics in store for the upcoming semester. UPDATED 1/16/12
Paul Manna, Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, was recently named one of the nation's top 100 education policy scholars.
Current students presented their work and gathered with alumni to socialize at a W&M Neuroscience reception.
W&M professors of religious studies John Morreall and Tamara Sonn discuss their new book "The Religion Toolkit: A Complete Guide to Religious Studies."
Collin McMillan and Eddy Zhang, doctoral students in the Department of Computer Science, have been selected for the 2011 Stephen K. Park Graduate Research Award.