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Sonic Nets: a safe, humane way to shoo hungry birds

Hinders, professor of applied science, and John Swaddle, professor of biology, are the core members of the Sonic Nets collaboration at William & Mary. The idea is to produce an effective, non-lethal bird deterrent, a solution to an age-old problem that is affordable, polite and does not rely on a steady supply of irritable dachshunds.

Brock McGuire brings sound, feel of Irish music to W&M

The Brock McGuire Band met with classes, hosted a master class with the Appalachian Music Ensemble and performed in Williamsburg Regional Library as part of the W&M Department of Music's Ewell Concert Series.

A thousand years of environmental change in Polynesia

A William & Mary archaeologist has been studying 1,000 years of the islanders’ methods of coping with life amid some rapidly changing ecosystems atop geologically unstable islands.

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PIPS Military Fellows program kicks off

The program pairs student fellows with active duty military officers, who lend strategic expertise to the students’ annual white paper submissions.

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Forever embracing the memory of two fallen alumni

The names of Ryan McGlothlin '01 and Todd Weaver '08, killed in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan, respectively, are added to the newest memorial plaque in the central hall of the Wren Building.

Expert panel demystifies Ebola myths

An interdisciplinary team of William & Mary experts gathered Wednesday night hoping to dispel fears through understanding.

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W&M alumna wins on Jeopardy!

Class of 2005 alumna Hillary Huttenhower became the reigning Jeopardy! champion Nov. 5.

Baxter-Ward Fellow 'finds home' as video journalist

AP video journalist Dalton Bennett '09 recently received the Baxter-Ward Fellowship, which recognizes alumni of the government department who have distinguished themselves in their field of endeavor.

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Diplomacy Lab makes national policy research part of undergrad study

An active partnership between the U.S. State Department and William & Mary, the Diplomacy Lab continues this year with multiple projects sponsored by the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations, including the Project on International Peace & Security (PIPS), AidData, Reform Incentives and the Center for African Development (CAD).

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Homecoming 2014

This year’s Homecoming was again “under the tent” in front of Adair Hall and was held on the afternoon of October 17th. This was the second year we got together on a Friday.

VIMS to help protect key Native American site

A $199,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will allow researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science to help protect Werowocomoco—one of the most important Native American sites in the eastern U.S.—from shoreline erosion and sea-level rise

Devil’s advocate ensures no one escapes island in annual Raft Debate

Devil’s Advocate Andreas Stathopoulos narrowly out-argued representatives from the humanities, social sciences, and natural and computational sciences to win the annual Raft Debate, convincing a capacity crowd that none of the disciplines were worth saving.

Pride and prejudice: LGBTQ history at W&M

Writing a queer history of William & Mary is an exercise in reading between the lines. For years, many people deliberately hid their stories — and a large part of themselves — out of fear of exclusion or punishment.

W&M alumnus creates Tang Professorship in economics

William & Mary has received a $1 million commitment from alumnus and former Board of Visitors member Michael Tang ’76 to create a new professorship in the Department of Economics.

Breaking Ground Exhibition, Homecoming 2014

On this 175th anniversary of the invention of photography, excitement and anticipation are stirring in the Department of Art & Art History at the College of William & Mary as we prepare to break ground on a new photography program, the first in the College's long history.

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Prof. Harris gives talk at 3rd International Forum of Sport Industry in Taipei, Taiwan.

Prof. Harris was part of a panel of invited speakers at the 3rd International Forum of Sport Industry in Taipei, Taiwan. The forum was hosted by the University of Taipei and jointly sponsored by the New Taipei City Government and the Chinese Taipei Triathlon Association which coordinated the event with its national championship in Yi-Lan.

Roommates reunited with college careers

After being freshman roommates in 1999-2000, Wendy Livingston and Rebecca Hernandez have reunited through their professional careers with William & Mary.

Kay Floyd: 21st century diplomacy

Government Instructor Kay Floyd discusses the changing face of diplomacy that influence her curating of the Muscarelle Art Museum exhibition of "Ballet, Ballots, and Bullets."

Begala to students: 'Be active in self-government'

Democrat political strategist and CNN contributor Paul Begala visited William & Mary on Monday to share with students the importance of being engaged in government.

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Intern Profile - Ike Irby

As a joint degree student working towards an MPP at the Thomas Jefferson Program and a PhD at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, I am interested in science advisory and the process of science policy development at the national and international levels.

UK students at W&M await results of Scottish referendum

Many across the world are eagerly awaiting the results of that vote this week, including students from the United Kingdom at William & Mary this year as part of the St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme.

Phenomenal freshman: Mackenzie Neal

Neal is a member of the Quapaw Tribe, a division of the larger Dhegiha Sioux that today makes its home in Oklahoma. And she hopes to share that culture with her William & Mary classmates.

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The Philosophy Department Welcomes Tucker McKinney

The Philosophy Department is pleased to introduce Tucker McKinney, who works in 19th- and 20th-century European Philosophy. This is the third of three articles featuring interviews with our new visiting faculty.

Monarchs and milkweed: probing the plant, pollinator partnership

As dwindling populations of monarch butterflies prepared for their annual migration, two undergraduate students in the William & Mary Plant Ecology Lab spent their summer trying to more deeply understand the plants upon which they rely.

Search underway to find missing alumnus

William & Mary alumnus Cody Dial ’09 recently went missing in Costa Rica, and fellow Tribe alumni are helping with the effort to find him.

Michael O’Connor '18 receives Edwards Scholarship

Michael R. O’Connor, a 2014 graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, N.J., was recently named the third recipient of William & Mary’s Michael Hardy Edwards Scholarship.

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A uniquely rewarding pilgrimage

Ryan Goodman '14 completed the Camino de Santiago this summer then stayed and aided other pilgrims once they'd completed their journey. In part because of his good works, he even got to sit on the king of Spain's throne.

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New Philosophy Faculty Profile: Chad Vance

The Philosophy Department is delighted to welcome three new visiting assistant professors this Fall. This article, featuring Chad Vance, is the first in a series of interviews with our new faculty.

Gene Tracy: 'Ray Tracing and Beyond'

Gene Tracy is one of the authors of a collection of techniques, methods and equations that can be used in more complex ray-tracing applications.

Student, staff member recognized for service

The new members of the Class of 2018 will see first-hand the far-reaching effects the William & Mary community can have when Brianna Buch ’15 and Assistant Dean of Students Ben Boone ’07, M.Ed. ’09 receive the President’s Award for Service to the Community during Opening Convocation.

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Mount William and Mary

On August 8, 2014, Professor Ken Kambis and Senior Instructor Kim Whitley of the Kinesiology & Health Sciences Department, successfully summited a 14,134 ft. Colorado mountain, unofficially referred to as Mount William & Mary.

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An Odd Coincidence!

New faculty members’ offices on same hall at Duke, now at W&M.