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W&M student wins local film award

Patrick Jenkins '14 recently won top prizes in the James River Film Society's Short Film Competition.

Taking Thoreau into the woods — deliberately

As a summer counselor at Camp Takodah in the woods of New Hampshire, Madeline Benjamin led a group of teenage girls in a non-traditional learning experience that she based off of the theory and thought of perhaps the ultimate camp counselor — Henry David Thoreau.

Learning to tell the stories of science at William & Mary

Dorothy Ibes, the newest Mellon environmental postdoctoral scholar, will teach a spring semester class in science communications, an experience that she hopes will bring some of those stories to light.

William & Mary leads nation in study abroad among public universities

The College of William & Mary has the highest percentage of undergraduates who participate in study abroad programs compared to any other public university in the United States, according to a report released by the Institute of International Education.

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Banks personifies student-athlete excellence

Senior tennis player John Banks is the recipient of the 2013 Usry Award, presented to the varsity letter-winner with the highest grade point average at the end of his or her junior year.

Audience pumped up during Tack Faculty Lecture

Steinberg's presentation was the fourth installment of William & Mary's Tack Faculty Lecture Series, and the first by a professor in W&M's Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

The art of improvisation

Members of the William & Mary community were treated to a lesson in improvisation and jazz last week courtesy of professional drummer and vibraphonist Chuck Redd.

A new record: 14 W&M graduates receive Fulbright grants

More recent graduates of William & Mary received Fulbright U.S. student grants this year than the graduates of any other college or university in Virginia, according to a list of top-producing Fulbright institutions published by the Chronicle for Higher Education today.

Lionfish: It’s what should be for dinner

When Erin Spencer, an ecology major and marine science minor, began to brainstorm ideas for a senior honors thesis, she knew immediately that she wanted to study lionfish.

Exposing Maggie Walker's life, one page at a time

Adjunct Associate Professor Heather Huyck, students and volunteers are near the end of their examination of 31 boxes of documents detailing the life of pioneering black activist and entrepreneur.

Emergency siren makes it a bad day for turtle trapping

A wetland ecosystems class caught turtles on Sept. 4 as part of part of a larger initiative. The Ecological Research as Education Network includes turtle censuses from 25 other schools in the United States.

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W&M students uncover clues to Barbadian history

Students in the 2013 William & Mary summer study abroad program in Barbados uncovered artifacts and architectural evidence at the St. Nicholas Abbey sugar plantation.

Freshman phage lab evolves into study of proteomics

What could possibly be a follow-up to a group of freshmen discovering a new form of life and finding new genes in its genome? Having that same group continue their research in a new investigation of bacteriophage proteomics.

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Record number of students win Boren Scholarships

The scholarships and fellowships are designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with resources to acquire language skills and experience in countries critical to the future security and stability of the U.S.

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William & Mary's 2013 Commencement awards

Several awards are presented annually to graduates, staff and faculty members during the William & Mary Commencement ceremony. Below is a list of the awards that were presented during this year's ceremony on May 12.

From the courts of 17th-century Spain

Historian Lu Ann Homza took five students to Pamplona, Spain over spring break to study handwritten manuscripts of court cases from the 1600s.

Brian Rabe '13 to be awarded Thomas Jefferson Prize

Brian Rabe '13 is the 2013 winner of the Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy. Rabe, a double major in biology and chemistry, has set his sights on being a researcher and professor at a university.

Rare interviews captured in Russia

Student research provides scholars with firsthand accounts of the film industry before, during and after the Soviet Union.

From student to scholar in just one tweet

Jacob Lassin '13 is getting international acclaim from scholars and the media for his thesis about the commemoration of World War II in Russian social media.

Music to his ears: Nelson wins Pickering Fellowship

One of only 20 graduate students nationwide chosen for the program, Nelson heads to Yale University to complete post-graduate work and prepare to serve as a Foreign Affairs officer.

Classical Studies adds new archaeology track

One of the College’s original departments and oldest disciplines is adding something new. Starting in the fall of 2012, the Department of Classical Studies will add a majors track in Classical Archaeology to its current tracks in Greek, Latin, and Classical Civilization.