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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The liberal arts media

While graduates of the College have always made headlines, these days, they're often writing them, too.

Bike Initiative pushes off to a strong start

The new Bike Initiative at William & Mary has pushed off to a strong start this semester, with four fix-it stations being installed on campus and wide ranging plans to promote greater bicycle use.

Ted Dintersmith '74 to welcome new students at Convocation

Alumnus Ted Dintersmith '74 will speak at William & Mary's 2014 Opening Convocation ceremony, scheduled for 5:15 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Wren Yard. The annual event welcomes new students to campus and marks the beginning of the academic year.

It’s not a drone: It’s a Creative Adaptation

Reed Beverstock '14 and Daniel Duane '15 make up a team that is preparing video modules to be used in an initiative titled Enhancing Problem-Solving Skills Using Online Tutorials.

The bone detective

Robert Mann '81 is a forensic anthropologist and director of the Forensic Science Academy at the Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii, the largest forensic skeletal lab in the world.

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New Concentration in Public Health

As of fall 2014, there is a new concentration available to Kinesiology and Health Sciences majors. The Bachelor of Sciences (B.S.) in Kinesiology and Health Sciences with a concentration in Public Health is designed for students interested in the study of population health, disease prevention and control, and domestic and global health equity issues.

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Mellon Foundation awards W&M grant for COLL curriculum

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded William & Mary a $900,000 grant to support implementation of the university’s new College (COLL) Curriculum, the set of general education courses required of all undergraduate students.

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Undergraduates embark on summer 'ZENternships'

Eight William & Mary undergraduates are engaged in a unique new research program led by VIMS that combines classroom experience with summer internships across the globe.

Graduation 2014

The Department celebrated the graduates of 2014!

John Charles joint program with AUA

John Charles heads up a joint Summer Study Abroad program with the American University of Antigua’s College of Medicine.

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AidData summer fellows ready to start work

Fellows will be working in Mexico, Senegal, Timor-Leste, Nepal and Uganda, with 12 host organizations. Eight are current students or recent graduates from W&M.

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Taylor Hodge, Major of the Year 2014

Taylor Hodge received the Kinesiology & Health Sciences' Major of the Year award at graduation for 2014.

2014 Commencement

Physics Dept. Commencement ceremony is May 11 at 1:30 PM on the Small Hall Lawn

Biology Department Graduation - 2014
Ring the Wren Bell!

2014 Graduates Celebrate the End of an Era…and the Start of Something New

From the smartphone to the Cloud and back again

Mike Panciera had already helped a blind man navigate the perilous fantasy worlds of video games. It made sense that the next step would be to design a mobile app to help the blind find their way through the interiors of real buildings.

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William & Mary's 2014 Commencement awards

Several awards were presented to graduates, staff and faculty members during the 2014 William & Mary Commencement ceremony.

A Donut Hotter Than The Sun

The Future of Fusion Energy: How Just a Few Grams of Seawater Could Supply Megawatts of Energy

Trash into treasure: DormMania seeks to curb end-of-year waste

When students say goodbye to the campus for the summer, they often bid farewell to a good number of their belongings, too. Although many of these items have ended up in dumpsters in the past, a new, student-led initiative is working to reduce that waste this year.

W&M Commencement a family tradition for the Bensons

On Sunday, Jess Benson '14 will complete the family tradition, graduating with the rest of the Class of 2014 while her family members – who all stood in her place once – cheer her on.

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Mack '15 awarded Gates Scholarship

A Hampton, Virginia, native, Terrence Mack will study in Germany this summer, continuing his goal of becoming a high school German teacher.

A SHOT IN THE DARK

Physicists are still searching for dark matter—the universe’s missing puzzle piece

Altshuler Awards 2014
Altshuler Awards 2014

This year's Altshuler Awards for summer research will help send two Anthropology students to Asia.

Chemistry Professor Receives Murphy Award

Professor Rob Hinkle receives the Jennifer and Devin Murphy award which recognizes outstanding integration of faculty research with the teaching of undergraduate or graduate students.