Hark upon a Kale: Alumnus pens military history of W&M

Wilford Kale ’66 recently published his fifth book on the university, “From Student to Warrior: A Military History of the College of William and Mary.”

Economics Club Alumni Panel Highlights the Importance of a Liberal Arts Education

The Economics Club hosted an Alumni Panel on Homecoming weekend in the newly renovated Tucker Hall auditorium. The panel provided students with an opportunity to hear from our Alumni and learn how a degree in Economics from the College of William and Mary can help your career and help you debate ideas, take seriously different points of view, and explore boundaries.

W&M project helping to unearth queer history in Virginia

Community Studies Professor of History and director of American Studies Leisa Meyer is guiding undergraduate students in their work using archives and oral histories to build a digital record of the queer experience in the Commonwealth.

Economics Club Hosts Grad School Information Panel

With registration for Spring classes just around the corner, the Economics Club hosted a graduate school information panel to discuss graduate study in economics and how best to plan ahead.

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Ticks, landscapes and thresholds of disturbance

In recent months, clinicians have been scrambling to make sense of rising incidents of ehrlichiosis infections in the United States. Matthias Leu, associate professor of biology, has a thread on that one: Follow the deer, particularly the fawns.

Hewlett Foundation gives $1.5 million grant to support AidData

AidData, a 35-person research lab located within William & Mary’s Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations, has received a $1.5 million grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Five faculty receive Alumni Fellowships Awards

Every year, the W&M Alumni Association honors a select group of outstanding young faculty members who represent William & Mary at its very best.

Did the second plague pandemic reach Sub-Saharan Africa?

History professor Gérard Chouin and other scholars will soon publish a group of four papers with new evidence supporting his hypothesis that the medieval bubonic plague epidemic spread to Sub-Saharan Africa.

Audience discusses 'Our Lady of Kibeho' with cast, collaborators

Themes of faith, race and gender were among those discussed as the cast, designers and other collaborators of William & Mary theatre’s “Our Lady of Kibeho” took audience questions following Saturday night’s performance at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall.

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From St. Petersburg to Swem

Sasha Prokhorov had seen St. Petersburg many times through the eyes of the William & Mary students participating in his study-abroad classes to Russia. Never had he seen it through the lenses of the video cameras they carried.

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W&M Government Faculty Attend APSA Conference

The William & Mary Department of Government was excited to send eleven professors to this year’s American Political Science Association Annual Meeting.

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Commemorating 50 years of African-Americans in residence

W&M student's essay captures Trollope Prize

Katharine Scott's essay comparing the Bible's Book of Ruth to Trollope's "The Small House at Allington" will be published in "The Fortnightly Review" and she will win $1,000.

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Schroeder Center Receives AHRQ Grant

Together with Tufts University and the University of Pittsburgh, William & Mary’s Schroeder Center for Health Policy was recently awarded a nearly $1 million grant to study the interrelationships between the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Professor Parman Wins Best Article Award

At the annual Economic History meeting, John Parman's article “The National Rise in Residential Segregation" was awarded the Cole prize for best article in the Journal of Economic History.

W&M welcomes U.S.-Spain Council to campus

Some of the top business and government officials from the United States and Spain — including the defense leaders of both countries — gathered at William & Mary on Saturday as part of the 2017 U.S.-Spain Council Forum.

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Book Workshop Brings All Ideas to the Table

In Fall 2016, the Government Department hosted a book workshop to discuss and critique Professor Settle's manuscript in process. Students in the SNaPP Lab attended.

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Professor Shakes interviewed by The Node

The “People behind the papers” interview was prompted the recently published paper and highlights her international collaboration in the field of cell structure and development.

Meet Professor S.P. Harish

The William & Mary Government Department is excited to welcome Assistant Professor S.P. Harish!

Exterior designs approved for W&M arts buildings

William & Mary’s Design Review Board approved initial exterior design concepts for the renovation of Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall and the new music building planned to be built next to it.

COLL 300 visitor teaches students Indian dance

While visiting to give last week's COLL 300 lecture, hijra/trans activist and performer Laxmi Narayan Tripathi taught William & Mary dance students choreography from her native India that they performed with her.

Save Oct. 4 for the Tack Lecture

“Brain Dance” is the 12th Tack Faculty Lecture and one in a yearlong series of events at the university to commemorate the 50th anniversary of William & Mary’s first African-American residential students.

W&M kicks off 50th commemoration with mural unveiling

More than 200 people attended the opening reception, held at Swem Library, to honor the three women, Lynn Briley ‘71, Janet Brown Strafer ‘71 and Karen Ely ’71, who moved into Jefferson Hall in 1967.

Searching for blue, red, purple

Josh Gert, Leslie and Naomi Legum Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at William & Mary, explores an original account of color properties and our perception of them in his new book “Primitive Colors.”

W&M commemorates 50 years of black students with events, performances

The 2017-2018 school year marks the 50th anniversary of the first African-American residential students admitted to William & Mary. The university honors them and William & Mary’s entire African-American community this year through “Building on the Legacy,” a series of special events, guest speakers and performances.

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What's new at W&M this year

While new students, faculty and staff familiarize themselves with the university, those returning to campus may notice some new aspects of W&M, from the material to the academic.

Patrick Christian '17 Presents Research at Europhosphatase 2017

This summer, with their travel supported by the Arts & Sciences Annual Fund, Patrick accompanied Professor Hinton to the high-level conference Europhosphatase 2017, in Paris. There he was the only undergraduate student presenting at one of the two poster sessions.

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Video feature: W&M geology in Norway

Geology professors Christopher Bailey and Nicolas Balascio melded a class field trip with an NSF-funded research project above the Arctic Circle in Norway.

Summer Research Students 2017

Applied Science hosts summer internship for top-performing students in the life sciences from Williamsburg high schools.

New book features W&M librarian

William & Mary librarian Kathleen DeLaurenti has been featured in the book "This is What a Librarian Looks Like."

Why is there anything? A big question requires a big experiment

Fermilab scheduled a July 21 groundbreaking ceremony a mile underground near Lead, South Dakota, the site of Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF), which will house the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). William & Mary is a member of the LBNF-DUNE collaboration.

Deschenes examines Americans' disconnect with health, exercise

In his summer course, Scientific Principles of Exercise Prescription, Mike Deschenes, professor of kinesiology and health sciences, explores why something as beneficial to Americans as exercise and health is so widely ignored.

Muscarelle Museum of Art chief curator identifies Cézanne painting

Muscarelle Museum of Art Chief Curator John Spike knew he was looking at a Cézanne. Analysis and testing of the painting “The Miracle of the Slave” have backed up his now certainty that it was painted by French artist Paul Cézanne as a copy of an original work from 300 years earlier.

Hosts’ warm embrace makes choirs’ trip to South Africa unique

William & Mary singers started off in their usual formal performance mode. But by the end of their summer trip to South Africa, the W&M Choir and Botetourt Chamber Singers had warmed up to a very different way of experiencing music.

Jefferson Wise '21 named Beales Scholar

Jefferson Wise, a recent graduate of Buckingham County High School in Buckingham, Virginia, is the recipient of the Harriett Pittard Beales Scholarship at William & Mary for the academic year 2017-2018.

Learning African-American history through the arts

From June 19-23, the Greater Williamsburg Women's Association and W&M's Muscarelle Museum of Art collaborated on the Cultural Arts Experience. Thirty middle school students attended.

Interns double up on Shakespeare to gain valuable experience

Joey Ernest ’17 and Cosmo Cothran-Bray ’20 are serving as interns with the Young Shakespeare Camps while playing roles in "Hamlet" this summer in a co-production by the Theatre for Humanity of New York and the Virginia Shakespeare Festival.

For the greater green and gold

Terra Alpha Investments advocates for companies to adopt environmentally smart practices.

Cargill, Rome CAA's top scholar-athletes, again

It's the second year in a row Christian Cargill and Regan Rome have been so honored, with Rome also winning the award after the fall cross-country season.

FaceTime vs. face time: Diplomacy in the age of technology

Twitter may be quicker, but when it comes to matters of utmost international importance, W&M Government Professor Marcus Holmes says nothing can beat good old-fashioned face-to-face interaction between world leaders.

Haskins joins Dickter to lead WMSURE

Natoya Haskins will become co-director of the William & Mary Undergraduate Research Experience program in July.

Tatman and Roday earn degrees from UW

W&M Linguistics alumni Rachael Tatman and Ethan Roday recently earned a PhD and MS, respectively, from the University of Washington.

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Simon Stow's Latest Book

Professor Simon Stow's book, American Mourning, published by Cambridge University Press.

English faculty win eight campus and national awards

2016-17 has been a stellar year for the William and Mary English Department, with multiple faculty members winning various awards and named professorships. Recipients of these honors range from the younger faculty members to the more seasoned professors, all rewarded for their dedication and innovation inside as well as outside the classroom.

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2017 Economics Diploma Ceremony

The Diploma Ceremony for the class of 2017 was held in the front Wren Yard on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 1:30 PM. A glorious day of sunshine and warmth greeted faculty, some 130 economics grads, and their proud families.

Matthew Adan - Major of the Year

This year Matthew Adan was honored with the "Major of the Year" award at the Kinesiology & Health Sciences department's graduation ceremony.

Two W&M students awarded Udall Scholarships

The scholarships are awarded to sophomores and juniors nationwide who are committed to careers in the environment, Native health care or Tribal public policy.

Pettit experienced the world W&M offers

Lorraine Pettit graduates Saturday with degrees in government and French and Francophone Studies, research trips to South Africa and France on her resume, and campus memories to savor.

GlueX experiment probes the properties of the strong force

A William & Mary physicist is the lead author on a paper describing the first experimental result from the newly upgraded Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.

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Student essay offers keen look at China

The top prize for the best article published in "The Monitor," the College of William and Mary's highly regarded journal of international relations was awarded to the same student, by two separate selection bodies in a double-blind procedure.

Courter overcame far more than gymnastics competition

Neal Courter began suffering from depression as a sophomore at W&M, and left school. He returned to finish two degrees and earn acclaim as one of the nation's top eight senior gymnasts.

Robert Gates’ papers open to public

The personal papers of William & Mary Chancellor and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 are now open to researchers and the public.

W&M faculty in the media this month

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

12 W&M students receive Fulbright grants

W&M maintained its exceptional track record with the Fulbright program with 12 grads heading abroad for the 2017-18 academic year.

The inside scoop on ringing the Wren Bell

Their coursework finished, W&M pending graduates celebrate the Last Day of Classes by ringing the Wren Bell. There's more to it than you know.

Dance, physics and music each have a role in ‘A Life With No Limits’ production

Science and art are colliding on the William & Mary campus as part of a performance that will be staged this spring. Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre is developing its production of “A Life With No Limits,” nspired by the work of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and will perform the Virginia premiere of the show at the Kimball Theatre May 6-7.

American Studies Alum Reaches New Heights

Corey D.B. Walker, a scholar, author and college dean, will return to Virginia Union University to lead the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, where he once studied for the ministry, effective July 1, 2017.

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Dr. Lauron Kehrer joins W&M faculty

The Department of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lauron Kehrer to the faculty beginning in August 2017.

Snowden streamed to campus in student-organized event

Edward Snowden spoke via webcast to a full house in the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium as part of a student-organized event co-hosted by the campus media council and the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.

Faculty Spotlight: Irby

Follow us here for the next installment in our Faculty Spotlight series, shining a light on our tremendous faculty!

Policy Dialogues in DC: Environmental Policy

On Friday, April 7th 2017, students from the William and Mary Public Policy Program took part in their second policy dialogue of the semester.

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Headed for the Netherlands

Chemistry graduate student Shelle Butler will participate in the NSF IRES program in the Netherlands this summer.

John H. Willis Jr. Scholarship Recipient 2017

Sarah Heins is the 2017 recipient of the John H. Willis Jr. scholarship, which was made possible by a generous donation to the William and Mary English Department by the Willis family.

Faculty on topic: the historical cost and consequences of using force

According to Clayton J. Cleveland, governments of countries around the world are more likely to work together in joint military operations because the monetary costs of unilateral action are becoming too high and are being viewed as politically inappropriate.

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Professor John Nezlek retires

After a 40-year career with the Psychology Department at the College of William & Mary, Professor Nezlek begins his retirement journey.

Robert B. Archibald Retires

Robert B. Archibald, Chancellor Professor of Economics, retires after 41 years of service!

W&M faculty in the media this month

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

‘Political chameleons’ conform to avoid discomfort

Around one group of people, he seems to be a Democrat. Around another, a Republican. In yet another, a Libertarian. He’s a political chameleon, someone who engages in a type of social shape-shifting in order to blend in with those he is surrounded with, and his behavior is not unusual, according to researchers at William & Mary.

2 New Faculty Members

We are pleased to announce Dr. Carrie Dolan and Dr. Iyabo Obasanjo will be joining the faculty in the Fall semester and they will be working within the Public Health concentration.

The worlds of psychology and science fiction collide

William McIntosh is living a dream as a science fiction author, spending his days writing, revising and brainstorming new ideas for his stories — some of which may soon be on television.

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Taking a drive to Venus? W&M physicist does the math

In the spirit of learning more about the complexities of space exploration, W&M News recently sat down with Eugeniy E. Mikhailov, an assistant professor of physics, to pose a question. Just how long it would take to travel to the planet of Venus, in a car?

Nikolas Vann GRS Award Recipient

Nikolas Vann, Applied Science Ph.D. student, is recipient of A&S Graduate Research Symposium Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring Award.

Students prepare to take flight with aviation ground school

William & Mary students and faculty now have the opportunity to get one step closer to earning a private pilot certificate by attending the on-campus ground school taught by a Federal Aviation Administration-certified flight instructor.

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Chris Howard's New Book on Research Methods

The William & Mary Government Department is proud to announce that Professor Chris Howard recently published his new book, Thinking Like a Political Scientist: A Practical Guide to Research Methods.

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Mattie Clear

Please join the Special Collections’ staff in congratulating Mattie Clear for being accepted into the Library of Congress’ 2017 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, a very competitive program that only a select few get to enjoy.

W&M faculty in the media this month

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

W&M a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers

William & Mary is one of the country’s top producers of Peace Corps volunteers, according to a report released by the organization today.

Policy Dialogues in DC: Foreign and Homeland Security Policy

On Friday, February 17th 2017, for their first policy dialogue of the spring semester, students from the William & Mary Public Policy Program traveled to D.C to hear from dc groupspeakers on the topic of defense and national security. As part of this trip they met with a member of the professional staff for the House Armed Services Committee as well as James Phillips, a Senior Research Fellow for Middle East Affairs at the Heritage Foundation and an expert on Middle Eastern terrorism.

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'Sarajevo Roses' blossoms in U.S. debut at W&M

The documentary film on the Bosnian War, was shown first at the university on Feb. 21, in part in response to W&M's 20-year-old Bosnia Project. It will continue being shown at other American colleges and universities.

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Charles honored as a NAKHE fellow

Professor of Kinesiology and Health Sciences John Charles came to W&M in 1979 and has made a major contribution to the university and his profession. The National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education recognized that in January.

Bringing community engagement into the classroom

The Office of Community Engagement has begun offering courses for students who want to delve into community engagement concepts — and earn academic credit at the same time.

Sofya Zaytseva GRS Award Recipient

Sofya Zaytseva, Applied Science Ph.D. student, is recipient of A&S Graduate Research Symposium Excellence in Scholarship Award.

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Caitlin Lewis Smallwood ’88 directs a team of around 50 data scientists, engineers and mathematicians at Netflix in Los Gatos, California.

Matthew Bondy ’17 Wins Best Paper Award

Matthew Bondy ’17, an International Relations major of William & Mary, received the Best Paper Presented as a Poster Award, among undergraduate presenters, from the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA).

Book Announcement

Life of Virginia Professor of Business and Affiliate of the Public Policy Program, Herrington Bryce has written a new book.

Alumnus plays it forward with gift of cello

Jeffrey Doyon ‘85 donated a cello to the William & Mary Department of Music to repay its loan of one to him during his youth and while he was a student.

Roessler Discusses Research

Roessler Discusses Research Experience in second Sudanese civil war in Government Lecture

Faculty Spotlight: Donahue

Here's the next installment of "Faculty Spotlight" - showcasing our amazing faculty!

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Cowing's Award Winning Paper

Winner of the 2016 American Studies Association's Critical Disability Caucus Graduate Paper Competition!

Renaissance Woman Zuber wins Jefferson Award

Since arriving at W&M in 1986, Zuber has quietly been pivotal to the teaching of writing, the pursuit of collaborative and interdisciplinary inquiry, internationalization and international students and to teaching of film and video production.

W&M faculty in the media this month

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

First batch of royal Georgian papers released

The first phase of the Georgian Papers Programme – roughly 33,000 digitized documents, including some penned by King George III regarding the American Revolution – will be publicly released and accessible at no cost beginning Saturday, Jan. 28. William & Mary and the Omohundro Institute are the primary U.S. partners on the international project.

The college that's a university

Thomas Jefferson's honorary degree diploma, on loan from the Massachusetts Historical Society, will be on view at William & Mary’s Muscarelle Museum of Art at the beginning of February, providing a highlight for the 2017 Charter Day celebration on Feb. 10.

W&M alumnus to serve in White House

William & Mary alumnus Vince Haley '88 will serve on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s White House policy team, according to announcement made Jan. 5.

From bees to LEDs, grants support sustainability projects across W&M

The William & Mary Committee on Sustainability this fall awarded more than $50,000 in funding to faculty, students and staff for sustainability projects on campus and in the local community through Green Fee grants.

Michael 'Pinball' Clemons to give Charter Day address on Feb. 10

Clemons '89, a former football star, is a member of the W&M Athletics and Canadian Football League halls of fame, and is in heavy demand as a motivational speaker. Longtime coach and administrator Millie West will receive an honorary degree that day.

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Shantá Hinton Receives William Small Award

The William Small Award for Faculty Excellence remembers the contributions of 18th-century professor and Thomas Jefferson teacher William Small