News Stories 2013
Three William & Mary employees will be celebrated at this year's Employee Appreciation Day for reaching milestone anniversaries of 40 or more years of service at the College.
The following people will be recognized at William & Mary's Employee Appreciation Day for reaching milestones in their years of service to the College.
A new study co-authored by Professor Roger Mann of William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science highlights the ability of oyster reefs to buffer the increasing acidity of ocean waters.
All three students are well-rounded, with achievements in athletics, academics and activities.
Writing prize winners for 2013 announced at the Law School.
William & Mary's more than 90,000 alumni now have access to JSTOR thanks to the College library's participation in JSTOR's Alumni Access program.
Students from William & Mary Law School's Election Law Society recently completed a report on 2012 election delays.
Researchers are no longer in the dark about when criminals are most likely to attack.
Charlie Maloney's class on sustainability and agriculture gives students theoretical and practical knowledge.
Faculty and staff from William & Mary joined their counterparts from Eastern Virginia Medical School Tuesday to discuss what might be the most fruitful areas for collaborative research.
A study led by researcher Lisa Kellogg of William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that a restored oyster reef can remove up to 10 times more nitrogen from Chesapeake Bay waters than an unrestored area nearby, providing additional evidence that reef-restoration can contribute to efforts to improve water quality in the nation’s largest estuary.
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.
Recently, W&M's Women's Network expanded its membership to include all women employees of the College.
Virginia Senator Mark Warner's May 14 letter urges Senate colleagues to consult a guide created by the Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic to learn how to establish pro bono programs at law schools in their states.
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.
As they begin a new chapter in their lives, the members of William & Mary’s Class of 2013 should seek to live lives of integrity, service, patience and humility, said FBI Director Robert S. Mueller on Sunday.
The following are prepared remarks by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller for the 2013 William & Mary Commencement ceremony.
William & Mary Chancellor and former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates '65 appeared this weekend on "Face The Nation," CBS News' Sunday public affairs broadcast.
The following are the prepared closing remarks of President Taylor Reveley for the 2013 William & Mary Commencement ceremony.
W&M's long-time professor of English and Medieval Studies is also author of the novel "The Heater."
Spring is in full bloom in William and Mary's biology labs, with more than 350 undergraduate students spawning marine invertebrates.
William & Mary Chancellor and former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates '65 will appear this weekend from campus on "Face The Nation," CBS News' Sunday public affairs broadcast.
Robert Kelly Crace, director of counseling and psychological services at Duke University, has been selected as William & Mary's first associate vice president for health and wellness.
Afghan-American Homaira Noorestani will use her LL.M. degree to continue to build her legal career and the NGO she founded, Ariana Outreach.
Historian Lu Ann Homza took five students to Pamplona, Spain over spring break to study handwritten manuscripts of court cases from the 1600s.
Since the Williamsburg ReStore opened in April 2012, W&M students have consistently been among the regular volunteers who keep the ReStore running and providing housing for those in need.
AidData's latest database made news around the globe.
General Robert W. Cone, commander of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, will speak at this weekend's commissioning ceremony for nine W&M students.
Joel Levine will present a set of 22 student-authored proposals for Martian landing site explorations on May 7 at the international Humans 2 Mars Summit at George Washington University.
Members of W&M's Student Partnership for International Medical Aid team (SPIMA) and AidData teams spent a weekend in St. Louis with the former President and experts in five global initiatives.
W&M alumna Sue Brown, 52, and her husband, Air Force Maj. Gen. Joseph D. Brown IV, 54, died in a Cessna plane crash near the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport on April 19. The two had strong ties to the Williamsburg and William & Mary communities.
Senator Mark Warner says Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic could be a "national model" to create law school clinics across the country to help solve the Veterans Administration's backlog of cases.
This recurring feature highlights faculty members from the College of William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
William and Mary recently participated in the annual RecycleMania Tournament for the fifth consecutive year. The competition ended on March 30, and W&M finished first in Virginia, topping schools such as University of Virginia, James Madison University and Virginia Tech.
Former ambassador to the United Nations spoke about negotiation strategy with Iran at the university’s inaugural intercollegiate Model United Nations conference.
Swem Library has been named one of the 100 Most Social Media Friendly College & University Libraries for 2013.
Chuck Bailey spoke April 17 on "Finding Faults in Old Virginia," the most recent installment in William & Mary's Tack Faculty Lecture Series.
The volunteer attorneys and students of the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic were honored with the 2013 Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Pro Bono Award by the Virginia State Bar.
W&M law professors Paul Marcus, Adam Gershowitz and Jeffrey Bellin discuss the new frontier of digital evidence.
William & Mary Professors John Swaddle and Stuart Hamilton have begun accepting applications for the College's new certificate program in Geographic Information Science for summer 2013.
Varun Soni, dean of religious life at the University of Southern California, will serve as the speaker at this year’s Service of Celebration
AidData released a database April 29 that tracks China's financial commitment to development in Africa.
Former cornerback is the fourth Tribe player selected since 2009.
New Office of Student Leadership Development offers exciting opportunities to support students personal growth and development.
William & Mary Law School one of just eight nationally to see increase in applications this year.
Associate professor of English has served as assistant to former President Tim Sullivan, director of the Writing Resource Center, president of Faculty Assembly and faculty director of joint degree program with St Andrews.
Commons Dining Hall attendant finds joy in her work and passes that feeling on to everyone she meets.
Results from the VIMS-led seagrass monitoring program show that underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay and its tidal rivers declined 24% between 2011 and 2012, approaching lows last reported in 1986.
Since 2012, the Neurodiversity Working Group has been working to explore and celebrate the neurological differences in the College's population. Last year, a University Teaching Project grew out of the group, with the aim to focus on the classroom experience for students.
Education professor Sandra Ward discusses how therapeutic horse riding is helping children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in some life-changing ways.
The thing that looks like someone tossed a dirty mattress into the upper reaches of the Crim Dell pond is actually a floating artificial wetland, designed to help clean excess nitrogen from the water of the campus landmark.
Archaeologist Ed Chappell has volunteered hundreds of hours helping to preserve the College's Ancient Campus.
College hosts Signature Conference of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, draws distinguished speakers and capacity crowds.
Over 200 William & Mary students gathered in the Wren courtyard to participate in Pop the World Record, an attempt to break the official Guinness world record for most people blowing a chewing gum bubble simultaneously.
William "Bill" Starnes, Gottwald Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, at William & Mary, will deliver the commencement address at Union College's 2013 commencement ceremony.
Administrative Staff Specialist Ruth Hines is the recipient of the 2013 Duke Award.
William & Mary's Board of Visitors today approved "The William & Mary Promise," a new operating model that provides vitally needed resources to secure the future of Virginia's distinctive "public ivy" while markedly enhancing affordability and access for Virginia students.
BOV renames the old fraternity complex and the newly purchased Hospitality House.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors today unanimously elected alumnus Todd A. Stottlemyer '85 as William & Mary’s next rector.
Rick Gressard, president of the Faculty Assembly, presented preliminary results of the faculty survey to the William & Mary Board of Visitors on Thursday.
Grant will support two major initiatives that aim to improve interactions between international relations theorists and practitioners.
Michael Nickerson '11 finished his first Boston Marathon and was a safe distance away when the bombs exploded. He's struggling to balance personal satisfaction and personal anguish.
She was science coordinator on an expedition that included the first solo descent to the deepest place on earth.
Associate professor of History is the third W&M professor in the last seven years to win the Organization of American Historians' prestigious prize.
The 2013 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Society for Developmental Biology is being held at William & Mary's Integrated Science Center April 19-21.
Naomi Marrow's search for details on a man who died 170 years ago led her to Swem. Here, she found answers. Marrow entered her story in Swem’s archives contest, winning over voters, and now advances to the national competition.
Francis Tanglaos-Aguas he has sought to make the W&M theatre production of "Sitayana" a collaborative effort between faculty and students.
Despite being an outstanding student at William & Mary, student commencement speaker Devin Braun believes that standing out may not always be the best way to accomplish goals.
Professor J. Emmett Duffy is the lead author on an article in the new issue of BioScience, which calls for establishment of a national network to monitor the diversity of marine life.
The gift will benefit athletic scholarships, stadium renovations and other needs.
Deborah Hewitt, assistant dean for MBA programs and economics professor, shares her thoughts on how China's becoming a central player in the global economy.
William & Mary once again saw a record number of applications this year, and the Class of 2017 promises to be yet another bright and diverse addition to the campus community.
Scott Owen, owner and manager of The Daily Grind, devotes his day creating an environment that brings people to his coffeehouse.
Approximately 330 William & Mary students will participate in the College's 10th annual Relay for Life on Friday night through Saturday morning at Busch Field.
Robert D. Kaplan discussed “The Indian Ocean Basin in Global Context” as the keynote lecture of W&M’s 2013 Critchfield Conference.
A study that began as a class project among graduate students at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science is now a peer–reviewed research article in Ecology, the flagship journal of the Ecological Society of America.
Steve Kistulentz ’91 and Rebecca Lindenberg ’00 will read from their new books of poetry on April 11. Student literary awards will be announced the next day.
Chuck Bailey, professor and chair of geology, will give William & Mary's Tack Faculty Lecture on April 17.
More than 25,000 visitors have made the pilgrimage to Williamsburg to view the Michelangelo exhibition. A few days remain to view two groundbreaking exhibitions, on display this week through Sunday.
Participating in this summer's camp will be Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
The Higher Education Marketing Report recently named William & Mary a winner in three categories of the 28th annual Educational Advertising Awards.
Former British Prime Minister and William & Mary Chancellor Margaret Thatcher passed away on Monday at the age of 87.
William & Mary’s School of Education held its first student research symposium on Friday, featuring more than 40 presentations on counseling and education topics from both undergraduate and graduate students.
On April 19, Special Collections will launch the William & Mary Hip-Hop Collection, the most comprehensive collection of its kind devoted to chronicling Virginia’s hip-hop past.
The annual "I am W&M" week at William & Mary promotes diversity on campus.
Cathy Pacheco, the store manager of the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, was recently awarded the prestigious Next Gen Leadership Award at the Barnes & Noble College annual conference in Orlando.
Barbara J. King's new book, "How Animals Grieve," is a multi-species examination of loss, love and mourning that challenges prevailing notions that grief is an emotion experienced only by humans, and modern humans, at that.
A lawyer called to testify before U.S. House members, a political scientist whose research with a student led to the development of a prominent Web-accessible database on foreign aid and a chemist who garnered national attention for success in developing young women scientists are among this year’s recipients of the Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence at William & Mary.
Chris Monahan is the recipient of the 2013 JSA Postdoctoral Research Grant at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, which will provide $11,000 for his research.
Katherine Arcement '13 achieves a rare distinction for a student: inclusion in the world-famous London Review of Books.
Columbia Law School Professor Thomas W. Merrill will receive the 2013 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize at the 10th annual conference on Oct. 17-18.
WMMUN won the Best Small Delegation award at recent competition in Melbourne, Australia.
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.
The history of breakdancing is most often associated with New York hip-hop culture, not that of Guangzhou, China, but Qi Chen, an exchange student from the University of Adelaide, will be the first to trumpet the connection. Chen has been a member of William & Mary’s Bboy (breakdancing) Club since his arrival on campus for the Spring 2012 semester.
As it prepares for its 35th season, the Virginia Shakespeare Festival has something new to celebrate: an official designation as the Shakespeare festival of the Commonwealth.
Alumna Kristin France is now the senior conservation scientist for The Nature Conservancy in New York.
William & Mary’s Commonwealth Center for Energy and the Environment has launched its first round of projects, which have an emphasis on the effects of the rise of sea level.
Timothy Costelloe, an associate professor of philosophy at William & Mary, has edited a volume of original essays written by a variety of scholars from different disciplines, each of which considers the nature of the sublime, that transcendent aesthetic experience that philosophers and other writers have discussed at least since the third century AD.
More than 60 William & Mary students attended "What You Do Matters Collegiate," a leadership summit on hate speech, which sought to answer the question: "How can we create environments where hate cannot flourish?"
A socially-minded concept created by student Pat Austria hopes to improve disaster management and make a positive change for those living in the Philippines.
With the help of a VIMS program, seventh graders at Queens Lake Middle School in Williamsburg recently took learning to another level by using the popular social networking site Twitter.
Information Technology was able to send a little piece of itself to Cayambe, Ecuador, recently when a group of five freshmen from the Kappa Sigma Fraternity traveled there on an alternative spring break trip.
William & Mary has agreed to purchase the Williamsburg Hospitality House and plans to use the building to address critical space needs for student housing and on-campus parking, the administration announced today.
W&M's Athletics Department hosted its 10th annual Provost Award reception on March 14 to honor an exceptional group of 98 student-athletes.
On Friday and Saturday, the Lemon Project hosted its third annual spring symposium, which was dedicated to Bob Engs' memory.
Three W&M professors have been helping the members of the Orchesis dance company prepare for their spring concert, "An Evening of Dance."
"Finding Faults in Old Virginia" is the third lecture in the Tack Faculty Lecture Series.
Cindy Glavas has been named as William & Mary’s next Director of Auxiliary Services.
Eric Chason, associate professor of law at William & Mary, believes tax policy can guide financial institutions toward less risky behavior.
The efforts of a coalition of William & Mary faculty, staff and students to prevent hazing on campus have been recognized on a national scale.
His books have sold three million copies and been translated into more than 20 languages.
Robert S. Mueller III, the longest serving director of the FBI since J. Edgar Hoover, will address this year's William & Mary Commencement Exercises.
A new program offered by the Cohen Career Center provides current W&M students with the opportunity to borrow professional as part of their career preparation.
It turns out that the Higgs boson looks exactly like Marc Sher always said it would, and now he's a little bummed.
Connor Smith ’14, grew up in a family committed to foreign affairs. Now he is organizing W&M’s first intercollegiate Model United Nations (MUN) conference.
William & Mary's 12th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, a two-day, broadly themed academic conference designed to bring together graduate students in differing areas of study in the Arts & Sciences, will be held at the Sadler Center March 22-23.
W&M Greek Life has been involved with the Arc of Greater Williamsburg for more than a decade, and they recently received the organization's "Volunteer Group of the Year" award.
The Reves Center for International Studies has announced its 2013 faculty fellows.
Hailed as one of the world's foremost experts on disability law and rights, Professor Michael Stein is one of nine inaugural recipients of the Henry Viscardi Achievement Award.
U.S. News ranked William & Mary's graduate programs in education, law, business and U.S. colonial history among the best in the nation.
Sabato, the Director of UVa's Center for Politics, will be on the W&M campus April 4-5 to meet with students, faculty and staff.
The Center for Legal and Court Technology, a joint initiative of William & Mary Law School and the National Center for State Courts, will conduct a simulated bi-national marine commission hearing on March 22.
Marjorie S. Thomas, associate vice president for student affairs at the College of Charleston, has been selected as William & Mary's next dean of students.
A recent study by William & Mary psychologists tests how people are strongly, unconsciously influenced by someone's appearance.
Five-year project by W&M's Chancellor Professor of English Terry Meyers results in a free digital volume of some of the work of Sidney A. Alexander.
As CAA tournament begins Saturday, senior guard Matt Rum sees similarities between this year's team and the 2010 squad that advanced to the National Invitation Tournament.
For the second year, the Center for Conservation Biology is sounding the call to OspreyWatchers throughout the world to record and share their observations with a growing online community of global citizens that are linked by an interest in osprey biology and a concern for aquatic environments.
Three alumni serving as community partners for this year's Branch Out alternative break trips.
Professor Steve Kuehl is investigating whether river runoff from last year's Alaskan "Snowpocalypse" left a signature in nearby seafloor sediments, and if so, what the long-term record of such events might say about the area's fast-changing climate.
The Eastern Golden Eagle Working Group has received the Wings Across the Americas Award issued by the U.S. Forest Service.
Derek McMahan, a student at William & Mary Law School, put his knowledge to the test on the popular game show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire."
Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Big Boi will perform at William & Mary on April 25.
The William & Mary Lemon Project will host its third annual spring symposium March 15-16, focusing on the theme of "Campus & Communities: The African-American Experience along the Peninsula."
Government Professor John Gilmour discusses the 2013 sequestration battle.
For the second year, the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary will be the gathering place for leaders from the public and private sectors to engage and act to address social issues.
Bob Diaz has co-authored a new report, commissioned by the U.N., that provides recommendations for managing the use of nitrogen and phosphorous in a world where the coastal waters of most developed nations suffer from excessive inputs of these and other nutrients.
Eight students investigate topics from social media in elections to still-vivid perceptions of Che Guevarra.
Scholars from around the world will discuss the geopolitics, science and technology, trade, culture and history of the Indian Ocean Basin.
The nexus of science and development has immense potential for solving international development's greatest challenges, and William & Mary students have the opportunity to be at the forefront of that movement, Alex Dehgan told students and faculty on Feb. 11.
Spencer Niles, distinguished professor and department head for the nationally ranked programs of educational psychology, counseling and special education at Pennsylvania State University, will be the next dean of William & Mary's School of Education.
Students participating in Joanne Braxton's "Articulating Ancestry" course are given the tools and the self-confidence to become engaged scholars.
Students and faculty who visited the Reves Center last Thursday had the opportunity to expand their musical horizons at a master class given by sarod master Irfan Khan.
While Vice President for Student Affairs Ginger Ambler may be best known around campus for her emails to the student body, she has another talent up her sleeve: She can dance.
National media spotlights the recent opening of a landmark Michelangelo exhibition at William & Mary's Muscarelle Museum of Art.
John T. Spike, distinguished artist-in-residence, discusses his biography "Young Michelangelo: The Path to the Sistine."
Two William & Mary professors are featured on the radio program With Good Reason this week.
Next stop for the freshman is Poland, where she will represent Team USA in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships next month.
Researchers with the Reform Incentives Project at the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations have released an independent report investigating the U.S. government's Millennium Challenge Corporation's (MCC's) impact on reform efforts in developing countries.
The William & Mary Law School is exploring options to expand its facilities to better accommodate its student body.
Approximately 270 students, faculty, staff and non-profit organization members from 40 colleges and universities across the country gathered at the Mason School of Business last weekend for the 2013 Active Citizens Conference.
Ambassador Elin Suleymanov spoke with faculty, staff and students about Azerbaijan's unique place on the world stage.
This time of year, there are signs of the Chinese New Year across the university, so much so that two major Chinese national TV outlets aired stories about W&M students.
Gong, a new faculty member at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science, is a physical oceanographer who uses gliders and moorings to study the movement and properties of coastal waters.
Remote broadcast studio on-air and ready for interviews adjacent to William & Mary campus.
John Charles Thomas will perform his original poetry at Carnegie Hall Feb. 23 8 pm. Joining him will be Music Department's Sophia Serghi, Harris Simon and Anna Kijanowska.
Virginia McLaughlin will receive the Edward C. Pomeroy Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education during its annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 28.
When Professor Richard Palmer became director of William & Mary Theatre’s upcoming performance of Shakespeare’s "The Merry Wives of Windsor," no one knew about his unique connection to one of the main characters.
Richard Bland College Friends of the Library will host a colloquium later this month featuring President Debbie L. Sydow, Ph.D., to discuss her newly released book exploring the unique role of two-year colleges as the disruptive innovators of higher education.
Ornithologists and bird enthusiasts from around the globe will flock to Williamsburg for a chance to hear from esteemed researchers and mingle with avian royalty.
William & Mary Chancellor Robert M. Gates '65 L.H.D. '98 was among a small group that received a briefing of four current globally focused research projects at the university.
Saunders' Tenth of December has been called "the best book you'll read this year." He'll read and answer questions Feb. 21, 7 p.m., at Andrews Hall, room 101.
The new "Blind Dates" collection from the Swem Music Library in Ewell Hall offers students, faculty and staff a chance to get to know new music.
Junior Niall Garrahan's report, "Open Land Utility: A Study of Conservation, Ecosystem Services, and Recreation in Boise, Idaho," has become a valuable reference for both state and local officials in Idaho.
Theoretical physicist Joshua Erlich can't prove that dark matter exists. Dark chocolate is another matter.
The destructive Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962 captured the attention of teenager Asbury (Abby) Sallenger, Jr. Thirteen years later, he received his Ph.D. in marine science at VIMS, formalizing his life-long interest in beaches and the coastal hazards that threaten them.
William & Mary's first-ever TEDx event will take place on March 30 at 2 p.m. and will feature nine speakers from the university's community.
Under the theme "Film & Youth," William & Mary's sixth annual Global Film Festival (W&M GFF) will feature films and guest filmmakers from around the world.
The W&M community united to dance and cheer along with Gavin DeGraw and Good Old War at the third annual Charter Day concert, the finale of 2013’s Charter Day festivities Saturday night.
Muhammed Tabiu of the Department of Islamic Law at Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria will offer two public lectures and teach a short course at the W&M Law School.
Higher education is a public good that should be supported by the government for the benefit of society as a whole, said former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates at William & Mary's Charter Day ceremony on Feb. 8.
William & Mary's Mason School of Business will join other leading schools in the country who now charge a supplemental fee to undergraduate students who major and minor in business, according to the proposal approved Friday by the W&M Board of Visitors.
William & Mary alumnus and former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates '65 appeared this weekend on CNN's "State of the Union with Candy Crowley."
Alumnus Matthew T. Lambert '99 has been named William & Mary's next vice president for development.
Chancellor's Charter Day speech calls education the single most important driver of opportunity and prosperity at home, and for American influence and idealism abroad.
President Taylor Reveley's closing remarks from the 2013 Charter Day ceremony.
The Muscarelle Museum of Art celebrates its 30th anniversary with 25 drawings preserved by Michelangelo’s descendants from the family home, the Casa Buonarroti in Florence. On display Feb. 9 – April 14.
Organizations and departments across the William & Mary campus are hosting events in February in recognition of Black History Month.
A William & Mary professor has taken her research on creativity to an international audience over the last few months, first in France, most recently in South Africa, and next in Thailand.
The I-Faith student group hosted a one-day conference celebrating United Nations' World Interfaith Harmony Week.
W&M Law Professor Linda Malone was widely quoted by members of the news media on release of dissident Nguyen Quoc Quan from prison in Vietnam.
Students, staff and faculty from VIMS took part in Virginia Sea Grant's 4th Annual Project Participants’ Symposium.
Four entries chosen that improve the quality of education at the university while reducing costs or generating revenue that can be reinvested.
The university ranks fourth among public colleges and universities in the report, which looks at academic excellence, cost, financial aid and other factors at 150 universities and colleges across the country.
The College of William & Mary remains one of the top producers of Peace Corps volunteers, according to a ranking released by the organization Tuesday.
The ranking detailed how Alan B. Miller Hall is one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in the nation to house a business school.
William & Mary’s four LEED-certified buildings have contributed to Virginia being named the top state for LEED certification in 2012 by the U.S. Green Building Council.
This year, the Alumni Association honors three esteemed leaders — individuals who represent the ideals of William & Mary's founders and what the College has stood for during its revered history — D. Bruce Christian '73, Nancy W. Mathews '76 and Donald G. Owens '65, J.D. '71.
A team of researchers from W&M's Virginia Institute of Marine Science joined with officials from the Chesapeake Bay Program and other agencies to announce the release of the latest Bay Barometer, CBP's annual report on Bay health and the status of long-term Bay restoration efforts.
A Q&A with Lois Critchfield, who will receive an honorary degree from William & Mary at the 2013 Charter Day ceremony.
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.
Taylor Nelson '13 is the recipient of this year's Monroe Prize for Civic Leadership.
Faculty, staff and students from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science took a trip around the globe recently at the 2nd Annual International Potluck Dinner.
New York City real estate developer and philanthropist Sherman Cohen '42 L.H.D. '09, who -- along with his wife, Gloria -- made possible the construction of William & Mary's Sherman and Gloria H. Cohen Career Center, died on Jan. 22.
Students traveled to Richmond on Jan. 24 to lobby for the university.
A W&M junior is spending the academic year in Russia and China to further her dream of becoming a professional interpreter.
William & Mary Law School celebrates the completion of Charles Hobson's three-volume St. George Tucker's Law Reports and Selected Papers, 1782-1825.
Sara Schaefer '00, who was a theatre and English major at W&M, will co-host of MTV's "Nikki and Sara LIVE," which premieres Jan. 29 at 11 p.m. EST.
On Feb. 2, William & Mary's Phi Beta Kappa Hall will host Chicago’s famous sketch comedy theater The Second City: Laughing Matters, featuring some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from The Second City's 52-year history.
The W&M lecturer, sound artist and creator of the installation "Thrill: A Love Song," aims to help people listen.
Michael Tierney '87, co-director of the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations, will receive the Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award on Charter Day.
Teresa Longo will receive the Thomas Jefferson Award at William & Mary's Charter Day ceremony on Feb. 8.
The Hunter Smith Family Foundation, located in Charlottesville, Va., has established the Hunter J. Smith Endowment for Freshman Seminars with a gift of $10 million to William & Mary.
William Tate will continue the Art & Art History Distinguished Lecture series with a featured lecture on Jan. 28.
President Barack Obama nominated Mary Jo White ’70 to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, an agency that has an instrumental role in implementing Wall Street reform.
Approximately 30 sixth graders from Williamsburg/James City County Schools participated in the STEM Education Alliance's first RealScience Fest at W&M’s School of Education on Jan. 19.
Professor Emmett Duffy of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science has been selected as one of the Commonwealth's outstanding faculty members by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
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.
William & Mary Dining's Executive Chef Denis Callinan has earned the prestigious ProChef III Certification through the Culinary Institute of America.
Monday morning saw William & Mary students at all levels honoring King’s legacy by participating in a variety of community service and social justice projects across both the Williamsburg and Petersburg, Va., areas.
In recognition of the United Nations' World Interfaith Harmony Week, William & Mary will host a one-day conference, “The Importance of Multi-Faith Understanding and the Dangers of Religious Intolerance,” on Feb. 3.
William & Mary's School of Education will partner with the Virginia Science Technology Engineering and Applied Mathematics (STEAM) Academy to help improve STEM education in the Commonwealth.
Mallory Schaffer is the seventh player from the university drafted into pro soccer.
Although many people tuned in to the 12th season premiere of American Idol on Wednesday night to see its new celebrity judges, the William & Mary community was looking for someone else: Vangelis "Van" Dimopoulos.
Visiting Assistant Professor of English Chelsey Johnson's "Escape and Reverse" was selected for the prestigious digital literary magazine, Ploughshares Solo.
Christina Pondell recently led high-school students on a scavenger hunt that offered insight into her research and an opportunity to discover new things about their local environment.
A new relationship between William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School should begin slowly, through a pilot program that will allow the two institutions to combine their expertise to improve healthcare delivery in Hampton Roads -- and learn more about each other -- according to a recent report by W&M faculty and administrators.
Scheduled over President’s Day weekend (Feb. 14-17) at the Kimball Theatre, the four-day main event will again feature films from around the world, live performances, receptions and presentations by invited filmmakers.
The Reves Center is helping to establish a forum that will promote the development of effective political and economic systems in parts of the world where they are currently weak or lacking.
The William & Mary community is preparing to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. nearly 50 years after the celebrated civil rights pioneer told the nation, "I have a dream."
A $4.49 million grant to an international team that includes researchers Robert “JJ” Orth, Ken Moore, and Scott Marion of VIMS will support efforts to develop innovative techniques and tools for restoring eelgrass.
William & Mary faculty and staff to serve on governor's Task Force on School and Campus Safety.
A William & Mary student will compete for the Miss America crown on Saturday, Jan. 12.
Faculty and staff will soon notice a change in the look – and content – of the daily "W&M Digest."
The National Geographic Society has become involved in an investigation of possible contaminants in the water that the original Jamestown colonists drank in the early 17th century.
A new report from W&M's Virginia Institute of Marine Science lays out a detailed plan for how the Commonwealth can best respond to the ongoing challenges that high tides, storm surge, intense rain storms, sinking land, and rising sea level pose to residents and localities along Virginia's Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic shorelines.
Legal Practice Program helps students gain skills they'll need to become practice-ready graduates.
William & Mary was among 50 colleges and universities recognized for their commitment to civic democratic engagement by a national association of student affairs administrators.
W&M Chancellor and former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will speak at the 2013 Charter Day on Feb. 8.
Gavin DeGraw will play W&M's 2013 Charter Day concert.
The new dome and its 14-inch computer-controlled telescope will give William & Mary much improved astronomical functionality.
Sue Hanna Gerdelman '76 has been appointed to the William & Mary Board of Visitors.
Students surprised a local deserving family in Hampton, Va., for the Ellen DeGeneres "12 Days of Giveaways."
William & Mary law students are externing for academic credit in record numbers.
A cadre of William & Mary's physicists was involved in a project that made the Physics World list of the top 10 breakthroughs for 2012.
For the past five summers, while other students were hitting the beach, William & Mary math majors had been hitting the books and the labs to conduct computational mathematics research.
A 2003 alumna of the Ph.D. program at VIMS, Shelby Walker is now the Strategic Planning Team Lead for the Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation within NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.