2014-15 Stories

Neurodiversity speaker series established at W&M

Journalist and author Steve Silberman will speak at William & Mary Nov. 8, kicking off the university’s new Olitsky Family Foundation Neurodiversity Speaker Series for 2015-16.

Study finds Asian men, black women underrepresented in magazines

Researchers examined photos in six popular, American magazines and found that Asian men and black women were underrepresented, potentially due to stereotypes that associate femininity with Asian people and masculinity with black people.

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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.

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.

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.

Psychology Diploma Ceremony

The ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in Phi Beta Kappa Hall. For more details, please visit the link above.

Symposium showcases work of more than 150 graduate students

William & Mary’s 14th annual Graduate Research Symposium brought graduate students in Arts and Sciences together with their counterparts from 16 other colleges and universities to share progress on their research projects.

Healthy Beginnings receives March of Dimes grant

The William & Mary Healthy Beginnings Project has received a $12,000, one-year grant from the March of Dimes to offer Baby Basics Moms Clubs to pregnant, incarcerated women.

Four projects receive Creative Adaptation funding

Four projects designed to improve the quality, scope and/or efficiency of programs at William & Mary were made possible this semester with support from the provost's Creative Adaptation Fund.

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.

Dickter to receive Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award

Lauded for mentoring student research, under Dickter’s supervision W&M students are co-authors on 16 papers that have been published or are currently under review.