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In the media: Faculty inform the press

This recurring feature highlights faculty members from the College of William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.

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Taking a stand against genocide

The W&M chapter of STAND, along with Africana Studies and IPAX, hosted a day to remember Rwanda and to work against genocide in the rest of the world.

W&M hosts Cuban filmmaker

Carlos Rodríguez, a filmmaker with Television Serrana, is serving this year as the Swem Library Media Artist in Residence.

Life of Gus Deeds celebrated with music

Austin "Gus" Deeds '14 was remembered as a brilliant young musician who was often seen with a banjo in his hand and a smile on his face as he played.

W&M announces 2014 recipients of Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence

An international leader in the field of neuroscience, one of the country's foremost legal thinkers on children's rights and family law, and an internationally renowned ethnomusicologist whose latest work focuses on the music of Oman are among this year's recipients of the Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence at William & Mary.

A composition across continents

Evan Cunningham ’16, a music and philosophy major, and Shannon Callahan ’16, a participant in the St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme, have collaborated on a music and dance composition that will be performed during the annual On The Rocks Scottish Student Arts Festival in St Andrews April 4-13.

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Ornithology Class Shares Extraordinary Photos

These images are just a tiny fraction of the photos the students have taken this semester. As Dr. Cristol notes, “It's truly amazing what these new cameras can do, even in cold, inexperienced hands!”

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Meagan Victor Wins Strikwerda Prize

Meagan Victor and fourteen other Anthropology graduate students present at the 2014 Graduate Student Research Symposium

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Plumeri Award Winner: Patty Zwollo

Dr. Zwollo’s recent discoveries about immune systems and homing behavior by salmon should improve sustainable aquaculture in Alaska.

Graduate students to present research at 13th annual symposium

The 13th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, a two-day, broadly themed academic conference designed to bring together graduate students in differing areas of study in the Arts & Sciences, will be held at the Sadler Center on the campus of William & Mary March 21-22.

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Biology Students at Grad Research Symposium

The 13th annual installment of the Graduate Research Symposium will be held this Friday and Saturday 21/22 March in the Sadler Center. For a third year in a row, the Strikwerda award was won by a Biology student.

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Deer Browsing Draws Herd of Biologists

Overgrazing in the College Woods is dramatic, as nearly every green thing lower than 6 feet off the ground has been eaten.

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W&M TRIP earns MacArthur grant

The foundation has awarded $240,000 for project to study the relationship between theory and practice of international relations.

Ensemble travels to Oman, performs for ambassador

The ensemble traveled to the Sultanate of Oman to learn more about Arab music, work with Omani music students and teachers, and perform three concerts, including one for the U.S. ambassador to Oman.

His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal to speak at William & Mary

A well-known diplomat and commentator on Middle Eastern affairs, Prince Turki's lecture will address Saudi views on developments in the Middle East, particularly on the civil war in Syria and U.S. relations with Iran. Free and open to the public.

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2013 Research in Review: Student-Faculty Publications

Research articles from 2013 are being published in 41 different journals ranging from A (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology) to Z (Zoology), and on subjects that span the diverse spectrum of research in biology at the College of William and Mary.

Inside the Africana House

William & Mary is a campus proud of its strong sense of community. While that community spirit can be seen all around the university, one place where it is most visible is the Africana House in the Randolph Complex.

Reves Center announces 2014 Faculty Fellows

The Reves Center for International Studies has announced its 2014 faculty fellows: Paul Bhasin, Jennifer Kahn, Scott McCoy and Jeremy Stoddard.

In the media: Faculty inform the press

This recurring feature highlights faculty members from the College of William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.

Three labs, two majors, one Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Ashley Fidler was just named a recipient of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, one of 40 awarded in the United States. The Gates Scholarship will allow her to pursue an MPhil degree at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Teach-in continues campus conversation spurred by email

The campus conversation about the Sigma Chi email and the work being done in response to it continued at William & Mary on Saturday with a "teach-in" attended by more than 120 faculty, staff, administrators and students.

Kijanowska readies for China concert tour

William & Mary's renowned pianist and piano instructor Anna Kijanowska is gearing up for a concert tour across China that will take place Mar. 1-17.

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Plumeri Award Winner: Mark Forsyth

The Plumeri Award acknowledges those faculty exhibiting passion, vision, and leadership in their teaching, research and service to the College. Mark is all that, and then some!

PRS Team Puts Out Another Impressive Product

Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) released a new infrastructure report prepared by W&M TJPPP students Sarah Beason, Irina Calos, and Meghan Stubblebine

Blue herons are nesting among the bald eagles, but why?

In February, the great blue herons of the Chesapeake Bay region will begin their nest building or repair chores and their mating rituals—perhaps in a tree they've been sharing with bald eagles.

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Recipient McLendon embodies the spirit of Jefferson Award

A central figure in the establishment of the black studies program and first associate chair of the English department, Jacquelyn McLendon has spent more than two decades positively influencing W&M, its students and faculty.

Artist-in-Residence Qunicy Troupe Gives Public Reading

The English Department is pleased to welcome our new Class of 1939 Artist in Residence, the distinguished poet and nonfiction writer Quincy Troupe. He will present a free public reading of his work on February 12, 2014, at 8 p.m. in the Tucker Theater

Newton Day

Ceremony to celebrate the planting of a direct descendent of the apple tree that inspired Isaac Newton's theory of gravitation. The tree is a gift of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, propagated and donated by Bill Mackintosh.

The Best Books I Read in 2013

Why Does College Cost So Much? by Robert B. Archiblad and David H. Feldman was chosen by Bill Gates as one the seven best books he read in 2013.

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Finessing the weak force

The weak force is, for laymen, the least known of the quartet of interactions that run the universe as we know it.

Geology major Kat Turk ’16 and William & Mary paleontologist Rowan Lockwood
Un-beached whale

Cornwallis sank as he died, making a couple of revolutions on his way down, finally ending belly up and flippers akimbo, making a sort of “whale angel” on the ocean bottom.

What Can Jeopardy Tell Us About Uptalk?

Sometimes people’s statements end like questions? It’s a habit called uptalk? You might find it annoying? If so, you’re not alone. Thomas Linneman, a sociologist at William & Mary, was so irritated by uptalk in his college classroom that he decided to study it. “More than we’d like to admit,” he says, “social science research projects are born out of pet peeves.” From his research, Linneman discovered uptalk is more than an irksome habit: It might serve to reinforce existing gender norms. Click the play button to read the remainder of this article and for 24 hours of uninterrupted access to Smithsonian magazine.

Overturning the Myth of Valley Girl Speak

Are you still making fun of young women for talking like Valley Girls? Do you assume that because their statements end in a hesitant, rising quaver (“My name is Brittany?”) they are shallow, scattered or uncertain? Even that they sound — how to say this politely? is there any way? — intellectually your inferior? Seriously?

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Pinson to be heard on With Good Reason

Associate Professor of English Hermine Pinson discusses favorite Christmas music and memories of the season on the radio program, With Good Reason.

Spaeth publishes new book

Our very own Barbette Spaeth is the editor of the new Companion to Ancient Mediterranean Religions, just published by Cambridge University Press.

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Looking past the MOOC

Hype surrounding massive online courses known as MOOCs has consumed much of the e-learning conversation in higher education over the past several years.