Professor Tom Linneman's research on uptalk will be featured on the public radio program With Good Reason July 26-Aug. 1.
The William & Mary Boswell Initiative will host its first symposium on April 12 in Andrews Hall, Room 101.
Two faculty members have been recognized with the Arts & Sciences award for teaching excellence.
Sometimes people’s statements end like questions? It’s a habit called uptalk? You might find it annoying? If so, you’re not alone. Thomas Linneman, a sociologist at William & Mary, was so irritated by uptalk in his college classroom that he decided to study it. “More than we’d like to admit,” he says, “social science research projects are born out of pet peeves.” From his research, Linneman discovered uptalk is more than an irksome habit: It might serve to reinforce existing gender norms. Click the play button to read the remainder of this article and for 24 hours of uninterrupted access to Smithsonian magazine.
Are you still making fun of young women for talking like Valley Girls? Do you assume that because their statements end in a hesitant, rising quaver (“My name is Brittany?”) they are shallow, scattered or uncertain? Even that they sound — how to say this politely? is there any way? — intellectually your inferior? Seriously?
This fall, students sat down with some of the women in science at W&M to create intellectual biographies on the professors, exploring how their gender has impacted their career paths and their continuing work today.
First-ever W&M Sustainability Summit draws nearly 70 faculty, staff and students and generates ideas and partnerships.
On Saturday, October 12, dozens of people gathered at a simple church in El Alto, Bolivia. Families arranged flowers around the altar as the priest read the names of more than 60 people who were killed 10 years ago in Bolivia's gas war, an uprising by indigenous Bolivians that set in motion the most dramatic political and social changes in the country since it returned to democracy 31 years ago. Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/10/16/bolivia-marks-10-year-anniversary-historic-gas-war-rebellion-151755
Dressed as Charles Darwin and armed with an erupting bottle of "science juice," Dan Cristol scored a victory for the natural and computational sciences on Wednesday night.
The Raft Debate, a much beloved William and Mary tradition, will be held in the Sadler Center's Commonwealth Auditorium on Oct. 2.
Kathleen Jenkins worked on researching the relationship between adult children and parents who travel the Camino together. Along the way, she said the Camino allowed for deep discussions among pilgrims.
Brent Kaup recently published a book, "Market Justice: Political Economic Struggle in Bolivia," about the country's shift from neoliberal to counter-neoliberal policies and the groups that have influenced those changes.
Professors Jennifer Bickham Mendez and Robert Sanchez help students understand the nuances of immigration policies.
Elizabeth Atkins ’13 was born in Saudi Arabia, and finally made it back to the Middle East through an Arabic language study abroad program in Jordan.
On Saturday, William & Mary students had the opportunity to listen to other members of their "historically innovative" university talk about ideas that are shaping the future.
Max Lander, a senior sociology major and Environmental Science and Policy minor at William & Mary when he participated in the 2012-2013 Sharp seminar, is an avid traveler with a particular interest in Africa, where he has spent time researching and volunteering in Benin and South Africa.
Alumnus Matthew T. Lambert '99 has been named William & Mary's next vice president for development.
Taylor Nelson '13 is the recipient of this year's Monroe Prize for Civic Leadership.
Nine W&M students, led by Professor Jennifer Mendez, spent part of their winter break on the U.S.–Mexico border immersed and enthralled in the human side of immigration.