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BNU students experience 'The American Way'

Forty students from Beijing Normal spent five weeks of summer school here taking a variety of courses. It was the first-ever collaboration of this type between the two universities.

Va. Supreme Court Justice Mims ’79 to speak at Convocation

William & Mary alumnus Bill Mims ’79, current Virginia Supreme Court Justice and former Virginia attorney general, senator and delegate, will speak at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the university’s annual opening convocation ceremony welcoming students for the academic school year.

Elisabeth Custalow '01 fights for animal rights

The W&M alumna works as counsel for an animal advocacy organization and serves as executive director for Four Feet Forward, an organization that strives to prevent animal abuse and neglect.

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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.

Scientists expect evolutionary changes from loud and bright world

In a review published in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution, an international group of ecologists and evolutionary biologists outlined the ways in which evolutionary responses to human-produced lights and noise might be measured and how researchers might separate evolutionary changes from changes in behavior that are not long-lasting.

William & Mary & Andrew

The first cohort of students in the St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme graduated in May and June ceremonies at both universities.

CCB expands eagle nest locator to add more functions, other birds

The Center for Conservation Biology has expanded its Virginia Bald Eagle Nest Locator, an online platform launched in 2009, adding geospatial data on additional bird species as well as added functionality.

National grants let Root explore ‘Tillett Tapestry’

With a National Endowment for the Humanities and Center for Craft, Creativity and Design grants in hand, Associate Professor of Hispanic studies Regina Root is continuing research on what is known as the “Tillett Tapestry,” an embroidery chronicling the conquest of the Aztecs.

Alumni bring natural food to Los Angeles

David '06 and Rose Hess Lawrence '06 own and operate Red Bread, an organic kitchen and grocer that serves the Los Angeles area.

2nd annual Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The fellows will spend four weeks in Charlottesville to learn about innovative leadership, good governance, and social entrepreneurism before coming to W&M and for the final two weeks of the program. In Williamsburg, the program will focus on approaches to development with a focus on community participation and transparency.

It’s not all in your head — it’s in your gut, too

William & Mary researchers found that young adults who eat more fermented foods have fewer social anxiety symptoms, with the effect being greatest among those at genetic risk for social anxiety disorder as measured by neuroticism.

W&M, VIMS projects receive CRCF support

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced 38 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) awards totaling more than $2.8 million to fund targeted areas of promising research and commercialization, including advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity and energy and life sciences.

Virginia Shakespeare Festival announces 2015 season

The Virginia Shakespeare Festival has announced its 37th season, featuring two of Shakespeare's most beloved plays, "All's Well That Ends Well" and "Antony and Cleopatra."

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Tribute to Ruth Beck

The birds have lost a great friend. Ruth Beck, Emeritus Professor of Biology at William & Mary, passed away suddenly last week at 72.

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Commencement awards

The following awards were presented during Commencement ceremonies on May 16, 2015.

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W&M celebrates more than 2,500 new graduates

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Chancellor Robert Gates and President Taylor Reveley extol them to devote at least part of their lives to service.

Class of 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 Physics Graduates

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McNeil Center fellowships awarded to Finley, Jones

Alexandra Finley and Christopher Jones, W&M Ph.D. candidates in history, will receive funding to live in Philadelphia and complete their dissertation at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies.

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Biology students awarded for presentations

Mary Seward won First Place in the graduate student competition and Melissa Hey '15 received Honorable Mention in the undergraduate competition.

In 'Science': 'Background extinction' for the world's oceans

William & Mary paleontologist Rowan Lockwood is a member of a group that has examined 23 million years of the fossil record of marine organisms and mapped out a set of extinction patterns in a pre-human world.

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Mapping recovery

William & Mary students participate in crowdsource mapping to provide data to the relief effort underway following a devastating earthquake in Nepal.

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Lecture Honors Vinson Sutlive

Lecture honors Dr. Sutlive at the same time as serving as a model for one way of approaching COLL 300.

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TJPPP Alum in the News

Medicaid Health Plans of America Flexes Its Policy Chops, Hires Medicaid Expert Ashley Gray (MPP'14)

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Awards and Nobel Laureate at Devo Conference

It’s not every day that William and Mary undergraduates get an opportunity to chat about their research with a Noble Laureate, but that is exactly what happened at Princeton last weekend during the Mid-Atlantic Developmental Biology meeting