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‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’ parallels COLL curriculum

The theatre department reached to the physics department for insight as it prepared to perform 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile,' a comedy by Steve Martin that examines the intersection of art and science.

It takes a research university

It takes a research university to bring together the resources required to address big questions, but the term “research university” takes a bit of unpacking in the context of an institution that, as the charter mandates, "shall be called and denominated, for ever, the College of William and Mary."

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Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare

April 23 is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. To commemorate, several W&M departments have teamed to host a sonnetathon at the Wren Building -- and you're invited.

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W&M senior named Carnegie Junior Fellow

Becca Brown ’16 is one of just 14 students nationwide selected for the program by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

LGBTIQ research project helps unearth W&M's lost history

Student researchers with the W&M Mattachine Research Project: Documenting the LGBTIQ Past in Virginia will present the fruits of long Saturdays spent in archives Monday afternoon in an event that is free and open to the public.

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Ultra-cold atoms deliver cool research

A Ph.D. student’s physics research on trapping and manipulating ultra-cold atoms will be honored at the Graduate Research Symposium on March 19.

W&M community electrified by new solar station

It didn’t take long for W&M students to start charging their laptops and phones with the new solar-powered charging station built into a picnic table Tuesday outside Sadler Center.

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Emotional States from Affective Dynamics

William A. Cunningham, University of Toronto, will be presenting a Psychology Alumni Talk on "Emotional States from Affective Dynamics" at 12pm on April 22, 2016 at the Sadler Center in Tidewater B.

The science of breathing

Ph.D. student Andrew Kottick has determined exactly which cells in the brain are responsible for respiration. His work will be honored at the Graduate Research Symposium March 19.

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On location in Cuba: Fostering creativity and forging connections

Reporter David Culver ’09 and Ann Marie Stock, professor of Hispanic studies and film and media studies, teamed up to report the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana this summer in an example of a uniquely W&M collaboration.

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The fabric of a forgotten Hawaiian community

Ph.D. student Summer Moore will be honored at the Graduate Research Symposium on March 19 for her work studying European cloth fragments recovered from Hawaii.

Geology rocks: Chuck Bailey '89 answers Earth's big questions

Bailey is a structural geologist, interested in understanding the architecture of the earth: how it's put together, what the structure actually looks like, and what happened to make it that way.

The significant digits of Walter Hickey

Walter Hickey '12 is the lead lifestyle writer for FiveThirtyEight, a website that uses statistical analysis to tell compelling stories about elections, politics, sports, science, economics and entertainment.

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W&M senior named Luce Scholar

International relations major Rebecca Schectman ’16 will spend a year working in Asia as a Luce Scholar, a nationally competitive fellowship program

W&M to host 112th CAMWS meeting

William & Mary’s Department of Classical Studies will be hosting the 112th annual Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) conference on March 16-19.

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Knight: Academy, Oscars not necessarily what people think

American studies and English Associate Professor Arthur Knight, who has researched African Americans and the entertainment business, says people overestimate the influence movies have on societal change.

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W&M to celebrate St. David’s Day with tribute to Tom Jones

On March 1, English Professor Nancy Schoenberger will offer a free video tour of the Welshman's 50-plus-year career in show business. Joining her will be Bob Jeffrey, president of the Friends of Wales-Williamsburg chapter.

In with the Greeks, out with the Greeks

"The Oresteia" marks the final production for retiring theatre professor and director Richard Palmer. But the choreographer for the show, Denise Damon Wade, was a student actor in Palmer’s first production at W&M, 36 years ago. And that, too, was a Greek tragedy.

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Sigma Xi Funds Foster Research Legacy

Anna Klompen W&M '17, recently was awarded a Grant-in-Aid of Research from Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Jon Allen, her undergraduate research advisor, reflects on how this award became a springboard for his own career.

Civil rights pioneer Diane Nash to speak at Lemon Project symposium

William & Mary's sixth annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium, organized around the theme of "Jim Crow and Civil Rights in the Age of President Obama," will include a keynote address by civil rights pioneer Diane Nash and a performance by the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble.

Six projects receive IDEA grants

The Office of Diversity & Equal Opportunity recently granted Innovative Diversity Efforts Awards (IDEA) to six projects that aim to further diversity and inclusion at William & Mary.

With 13 scholars, William & Mary remains a top Fulbright producer

William & Mary has once again been named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. student grant recipients, the Chronicle of Higher Education announced today in its annual list of leading Fulbright-producing institutions.

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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.

High performance computing key to campus research

W&M IT's High Performance Computing (HPC) team provides the computing power, technical skill and intellectual acumen to support research computing at W&M.

ScaAnalyzer: An award-winning tool to find computing bottlenecks

Xu Liu, an assistant professor of computer science, and Bo Wu, a 2014 alumnus of William & Mary’s Ph.D. program in computer science, have developed a tool to find elusive software bottlenecks and which will allow computers to run faster and more efficiently.

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Haines practices what King preached

Shana Haines, who is pursuing her Ph.D. in American studies, integrates the work of Martin Luther King Jr., and others, into her interdisciplinary course at Tidewater Community College. She recently won the college's 2016 MLK Award.

What to expect from the 2016 New Hampshire primary

Professor of government John J. McGlennon recently joined William & Mary News to discuss the upcoming 2016 New Hampshire primary, which is scheduled to take place February 9.

Creative Writing Program Announces Hayes Writers Series for Spring 2016

All events to be held in the Tucker Theater on the William & Mary Campus. All events are free and open to the public. The Writers Series is made possible by a generous bequest from the late Patrick Hayes, longtime friend of the College. For further information, contact Prof. Nancy Schoenberger at njscho@wm.edu or Brian Castleberry at b.castleberry@wm.edu.

Creative Writing Program Announces Hayes Writers Series for Spring 2016

All events to be held in the Tucker Theater on the William & Mary Campus. All events are free and open to the public. The Writers Series is made possible by a generous bequest from the late Patrick Hayes, longtime friend of the College. For further information, contact Prof. Nancy Schoenberger at njscho@wm.edu or Brian Castleberry at b.castleberry@wm.edu.

All that jazz

Ginny Carr ’75 is the founder, musical director, alto vocalist, principal songwriter and arranger for the internationally acclaimed Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet.