This recurring feature highlights faculty members from the College of William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
It's been another eventful and successful year for the alma mater of the nation.
Associate Professor of English Hermine Pinson discusses favorite Christmas music and memories of the season on the radio program, With Good Reason.
Goal of the multi-year effort is to achieve gains in operational excellence that are sustainable.
Roommates and later Rectors Michael Powell '85 and Todd Stottlemyer '85 developed a close friendship with each other and a deep bond with William & Mary that remains strong today.
Despite nasty weather, the logs were lit, the holly was tossed onto the fire and thousands of paper doves carried messages of hope and good cheer.
Grammy-nominated artist Wiz Khalifa will perform William & Mary's 2014 Charter Day concert, officials announced at the university's Yule Log ceremony tonight.
Roslyn M. Brock, chairman of the National Board of Directors for the NAACP, will speak at William & Mary's 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr., commemoration.
At their Dec. 12 meeting, the Faculty of Arts & Sciences voted in favor of new general education requirements for the undergraduate program at the College of William & Mary.
A newly created multi-channel social media campaign has given high school students the chance to capture their experience – the very moment they learn they’ve been accepted to William & Mary – and to share their reactions.
The university is ranked fourth on the magazine's list of the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges."
The second round of Collaborative Grants have been awarded to three teams from William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Tyler Brent '15 won a State Department scholarship out of high school, postponed enrolling at W&M and has found numerous opportunities available to him as a result.
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.
Louis Daniel, director of the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries and a VIMS graduate, has been chosen as the new chairman of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
World statesman Nelson Mandela passed away Dec. 5, 2013. Associate Professor of History Robert T. Vinson discusses his legacy.
A Marine CH-46E touched down at the Williamsburg Airport on Thursday afternoon to pick up Toys-for-Tots donations collected by students in William & Mary’s Flex MBA program.
Patrick Jenkins '14 recently won top prizes in the James River Film Society's Short Film Competition.
W&M's Yule Log ceremony is Dec. 14 in the Wren Courtyard.
There are a variety of holiday events and activities this season for W&M faculty, students, staff and alumni.
Co-authored by Christine Mallinson, an associate professor at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, the book examines how educators and students communicate, as well as how students understand what is being communicated by authors who are commonly read in secondary English classrooms.
Left to themselves, coastal wetlands can resist rapid levels of sea-level rise. But humans could be sabotaging some of their best defenses, according to a Nature review paper to be published Thursday from William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.
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.
A Dec. 6 & 7 workshop at W&M, coordinated by undergraduate students in conjunction with the Veterans Writing Project, will help service members and their families share their stories.
William & Mary Conference Services has achieved One-Stop Shop certification through the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors – International.
New media, trans-media, convergence-culture: By whatever term, the emerging communications landscape represents a dangerous platform from which to teach.
Merchants Square, in conjunction with the William & Mary Bookstore and the W&M MBA Association, will host the fourth annual W&M Night on Dec. 5.
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.
The W&M Campus Kitchen's "Turkeypalooza" event provided 31 families with Thanksgiving meals, complete with turkeys.
VIMS Professor Stan Allen joined exalted company in late October when he received an Inventor of the Year Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame.
Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked the Business School's Flex MBA program No. 40 in the nation, up eight spots from two years ago
Actor Michael Cera, director Sebastian Silva, web series creator Cristobal Ross come to W&M to kick off 2014 theme of Journeys and Passages.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors unanimously approved a resolution Friday extending the contract of university President Taylor Reveley through June 2017.
William & Mary is one of just two universities piloting a new program for the U.S. State Department that will help policy makers address pressing world issues.
As the Philippines continue to deal with the impact of the massive storm that struck in early November, William & Mary is also continuing its efforts to support that recovery process, working on the W&M campus, in the halls of D.C. and in the streets of Cebu.
This weekend, 1,345 students representing nearly 60 high schools from across America will descend upon William & Mary’s campus for the 27th annual William & Mary High School Model United Nations Conference.
On the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, Special Collections has collected College and community reactions to the tragedy.
Va. Governor Bob McDonnell announced his appointment of Chancellor Professor of Law Ronald H. Rosenberg to the authority on Nov. 15.
Students from eight university labs, USAID staffers and international development leaders convened Nov. 16-18 to evaluate what they've done and where they're going.
On Nov. 22 at the Kimball Theatre, the W&M Global Film Festival will launch its 2014 theme “Journeys & Passages” with an evening of Chilean-American programming featuring special guests Chilean director Sebastián Silva and American actor Michael Cera.
The Tribe's senior soccer player helps team make NCAA tournament by being named Colonial Athletic Association defensive player of the year.
Ten projects cover everything from bike racks to reusable bookstraps.
Patrick Dillon '04 and Catherine Bloedorn appear in the 2013 Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education recently published a report on selective colleges and universities with the smallest gap between white and black students’ graduation rates, and William & Mary was shown to have the smallest gap of all public institutions on the list.
When it comes to restoring plants to areas disturbed by human activity, terrestrial researchers are far ahead of their marine counterparts. Professor Robert “JJ” Orth of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science is now collaborating with colleagues in Australia to narrow that gap.
Spike has been appointed to the Order of St John by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
‘Tis the season for giving, and William & Mary faculty and staff are doing just that through the annual Combined Virginia Campaign.
William & Mary Emeritus Professor William Starnes was recently honored with induction into the inaugural class of the Virginia Tech College of Science's Hall of Distinction.
The William & Mary Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Paul Bhasin, has been busy rehearsing and recording sessions for the release of a new album through Centaur Records.
W&M President Taylor Reveley's son, W. Taylor Reveley IV, was inaugurated as Longwood University's 26th president on Friday.
The following remarks were given by William & Mary President Taylor Reveley III at the inauguration of his son, Taylor Reveley IV, at Longwood University on Nov. 15, 2013 - Ed.
Led by President Reveley, the delegation traveled to three cities, connected with alumni and discussed future ventures with prestigious Chinese universities.
A number of experimental course initiatives and departmental projects using technology and tools instructionally are underway across the university.
The world is now mobilizing to help the hundreds of thousands who were impacted by Typhoon Haiyan, and William & Mary is joining that effort, asking College's family to become "heroes" for the Filipino family.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has presented Jim Gartland of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science with one of two Annual Awards of Excellence for his outstanding contributions to the field of fisheries science.
Traditional and Neo-Realism examples by acclaimed artist can be viewed near the second-floor lounge until Nov. 18.
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.
Author Wilford Kale '66 believes he has found the first former William & Mary student killed in battle. His name: John Fenton Mercer.
He won 406 games in 23 seasons at Sacred Heart in Connecticut, but was lured to William & Mary by family and an unexpected familiar feeling.
First-ever W&M Sustainability Summit draws nearly 70 faculty, staff and students and generates ideas and partnerships.
William & Mary's Office of Economic Development has a new director. She will be on-campus January 2014.
Nalini Ambady graduated from William & Mary in 1985 with her master's degree and wnt on to become a well-known and successful social psychologist.
During a dinner in his honor, W&M Property Rights Project Director Lynda Butler lauded Merrill as "one of the preeminent property scholars of our time."
Local students are cropping up in William & Mary labs, performing research even before they've finished high school.
For more than 30 years, William & Mary students have mastered their skills on the piano, harpsichord and organ under the careful tutelage of Applied Music Professor Thomas Marshall. But when Marshall received an invitation to perform at a concert honoring the retirement of the organist who helped form him into the musician he is today, it was his turn to show his mentor what he had learned.
William & Mary dominates Colonial Athletic Association Cross Country Championship
Alma Mater Production’s third annual Zombie Apocalypse event saw teams of brave students line up to face the undead in a challenging combination of obstacle course and scavenger hunt throughout the night of Nov. 1.
Research by Chris Hein reveals how shorelines shift in response to natural and human-driven changes in sea level, sediment supply, and coastal storms.
The William & Mary football team remained unbeaten at home with an impressive 17-0 victory against No. 16/17 New Hampshire at Zable Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
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.
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.
Blanco, who recited his poem at the 2013 presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, spoke at the College's Commonwealth Auditorium on Oct. 29.
Bijoy Nandan chose VIMS as host institution for Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer Fellowship.
AidData 3.0, unveiled in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 29, features an expanded set of development finance flows.
The modern dance piece will be performed as part of W&M's annual DANCEVENT concert, opening Oct. 31. This is the first time that "The Word" has been reconstructed outside of the Paul Taylor Dance Company since it premiered in 1998.
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.
There were William & Mary connections at a wedding at the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Former William & Mary Rector Jeffrey B. Trammell ’73 and his longtime partner were married by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice -- and former W&M Chancellor -- Sandra Day O’Connor.
On Election Day, students at William & Mary Law School will operate a voter assistance hotline.
William & Mary's Chancellor made the most of his visit to the campus over Homecoming weekend, meeting with students, faculty, staff and alumni and even participating in the parade and festivities at Saturday's football game.
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.
William & Mary alumni from all over the country gathered on campus Oct. 24-27 for Homecoming 2013, a weekend highlighted by the traditional parties and parade, and non-traditional events like talks by local authors, a "PhysicsFest" and several appearances by Chancellor Robert M. Gates '65.
The William and Mary football team defeated No. 19/16 James Madison, 17-7, in front of a sold-out crowd for homecoming at Zable Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
William & Mary math student Robert Torrence is shedding some light on a decades-old game that continues to puzzle thousands each year.
William & Mary Chancellor and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates '65, L.H.D. '98 will donate his personal papers to his undergraduate alma mater, the university announced today.
Senior center Matt Crisafi has enjoyed the entire William & Mary experience, on the field and in the classroom. He's making sure others are doing so, too.
Former senior vice president and strategic advisor at J.D. Power and Associates, Power will give a presentation on the company’s approach to customer satisfaction. Free and open to the public.
William & Mary had more graduates enter service careers over the first decade of the new millennium than any other national university, according to a recent report by the Aspen Institute and Washington Monthly.
Richmond-based gospel group The Ingramettes visited William & Mary on Friday to speak to a "Worlds of Music" class and perform as part of the Ewell Concert Series.
From Oct. 24-27, alumni from around the globe will make their annual pilgrimage back to William & Mary to celebrate and reconnect with classmates and their alma mater.
Though he is 7,000 miles from home, this distinguished jurist relishes being in the company of students and fellow legal scholars.
William & Mary's mathematicians are taking data analysis to a new extreme — and they're looking for students to join them.
The university recently conducted a review of the strategic plan to not only identify its successes but make sure that it continues to meet the evolving needs of William & Mary.
A dozen high-level Latin American military officers are on trial in Argentina for their role in Operation Condor, and William & Mary students have been assisting with the prosecution.
World-renowned figurative painter Jerome Witkin critiqued undergraduate art during a master class at William & Mary.
Addressing and managing the nation's debt is top priority, said the fellows.
The William & Mary Property Rights Project announced today the publication of the second volume of the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal.
On the eve of a possible debt ceiling crisis, William & Mary Economist Till Schreiber discusses the possible impacts.
Millie West will serve as grand marshal for William & Mary's Homecoming weekend.
The PERFECT/GK12 program at VIMS pairs graduate students with K-12 teachers, allowing them to mentor and learn from each other.
William & Mary's physics department will host its the annual PhysicsFest event on Oct. 26.
More than 80 faculty and staff attended a joint retreat for EVMS, William & Mary and Sentara Healthcare held Oct. 11 at EVMS.
At the start of the coming spring term, certain students of Professor Adam Gershowitz will prepare for their first day of class with some unusual homework: watching the first two seasons of HBO's "The Wire."
Each semester, a lucky few students go below and beyond the rest by diving into the William & Mary's scuba course.
The William & Mary School of Education will hold its annual "Day for Prospective Graduate Students" on Oct. 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the school's professional development center.
PIPS student interns excel at training and Doctrine Command’s Unified Quest:Deep Futures War Game.
Show featuring King's research on how animals grieve will air for a week beginning Oct. 12.
Tracy Cross' new book provides a model for understanding suicidal behavior among the gifted and aims to help school administrators, teachers, parents and peers intervene.
On Oct. 19, 28 remarkable artifacts illustrating an important chapter in the long history of Gloucester Point will be put on public display for the first time.
Ashley Varner's video won the Council of Public Relations Firms' "Take Flight with PR" video contest.
One of the first Ph.D.s from William & Mary's applied science program will be on ABC's show "Shark Tank" on Friday.
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.
The case pending before the Supreme Court involves a Massachusetts law that restricts all expressive activity within 35 feet of entrances, exits, and driveways of all reproductive health care facilities, including abortion clinics.
VIMS Professor Deborah Steinberg has been studying the mysteries of zooplankton for more than 25 years and will share her most recent discoveries with audience members during the Fall 2013 Tack Faculty Lecture Series.
Round two of the EVMS/W&M Collaborative Grant program is now open to all full-time faculty at William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School.
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.
W&M students, faculty, and staff now have access to lynda.com, an online subscription library that teaches the latest software tools and skills through high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized industry experts.
A reading in memory of Seamus Heaney, a friend of many at the university, was held one month after the poet's death.
William & Mary's Do One Thing campaign encourages people to take small steps toward sustainability.
W&M alumna Glenn Close '74 returned to W&M last weekend with her husband, David Shaw, to receive the Cheek Award and participate in a series of other events.
Glenn Close '74 participated in this year's Arts & Entertainment Festival at William & Mary, engaging fellow alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members in a Q&A session.
One of the nation’s most well-known and influential neurodiversity advocates is bringing his expertise and counsel to William & Mary this academic year.
ITPIR and AidData host an open house at their new headquarters on Scotland Street. Guests are wowed with the volume, caliber of work being done.
The William & Mary department of art & art history presents Distinguished Lecture Series speaker Jerome Witkin on Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. in Andrews Hall Room 101. The event is free and open.
William & Mary students and faculty can now borrow books from a number of university libraries in Virginia.
Our understanding of what constitutes a pilgrimage is evolving rapidly, and the 2013 Symposium on Pilgrimage Studies being held Oct. 4-6 at William & Mary is reflective of that evolution.
Law students and faculty might recognize a familiar face on-stage this weekend in William & Mary’s production of "Dancing at Lughnasa."
Jon Allen had been experiencing "intermittent rough areas" that he could feel with his tongue. Allen, whose specialty is invertebrate biology, suspected that he might have been harboring an unwanted invertebrate guest.
Murray House on Chandler Court, donated to the College by Jim J.D. '74, LL.D. '00 and Bruce Murray, will enable the 1693 Scholars Program to continue to reach its full potential.
This morning, award-winning actress and W&M alumna Glenn Close '74 got an unexpected look back at her time at the university when she was presented with three costumes that she wore as a theatre student here.
Anna Martin, vice president of administration, unveiled the revamped site plan for W&M’s Arts Quarter during the Board of Visitors meeting Thursday morning.
The William & Mary Alumni Association is raising private funds to support a planned expansion of the Alumni House located at the corner of Richmond Road and College Terrace.
The Tribe has defeated No. 1 teams Creighton and North Carolina, plus nationally ranked Elon, in the last two weeks, in memorable start to the season.
The William & Mary Alumni Association has launched a native iOS Newsstand iPad version of its quarterly William & Mary Alumni Magazine.
Modern Languages and Literatures professor received the Order of the Discoverers from Sigma Delta Pi, a national Hispanic honor society, on Sept. 12.
A new global study of reef fishes reveals a surprise: when measured by factors other than the traditional species count—instead using features such as a species' role in an ecosystem or the number of individuals within a species—new hotspots of biodiversity emerge, including some nutrient-rich, temperate waters.
William & Mary law students gathered with members of the local community in the Williamsburg Regional Library's theater on Sept. 12 for the first event of the fourth annual series of Constitutional Conversations.
William & Mary has once again been named to Victory Media’s "Military Friendly Schools" list.
Two W&M students - one from the Law School and one from the Mason School - were honored on Sept. 12 as Alvin P. Anderson Scholars.
The Raft Debate, a much beloved William and Mary tradition, will be held in the Sadler Center's Commonwealth Auditorium on Oct. 2.
The winners of the University & College Designers Association 2013 design competition were announced at the end of August, and William & Mary's Office of Creative Services was twice given the nod for excellence in communications design.
Under a beautifully clear sky, William & Mary students and their families explored the campus during Family Weekend 2013.
The Department of English and Patrick Hayes Writers' Series are sponsoring an event in which the audience is invited to participate in reading Heaney's work.
Linda Malone, Marshall-Wythe Professor of Law, discusses the Syrian crisis.
Tyehimba Jess will offer readings and sign books on Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m. at Tucker Hall.
The traditional celebration, held on Sept. 18 at the Sadler Center, dazzled a large crowd with food, arts and crafts and other exhibits.
Forum brings together leaders from business, law and government with students at the Mason School of Business, William & Mary Law School.
The concert will be given in memory of William DeFotis, a William & Mary composer and conductor who passed away in 2003 at the age of 49 from multiple sclerosis.
Dr. Jaws—better known as Zach Nicholls ’14—combined his scientific know-how and artistic bent to write a book on sharks unlike anything you've read before.
The director of Pittsburgh's Hiawatha Project is folding pieces of History Professor Scott Nelson's 2006 book into its 2014 production.
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.
The deaths of two whimbrels led to the recent adoption of legislative and voluntary measures to protect the migratory shorebird population.
Sea-level rise is an incremental process with major long-term impacts. Heavy turnout at a Sept. 13 conference on coastal flooding suggests that Virginia's outlook on the issue is taking a similar trajectory.
W&M took part in a nationwide effort Sunday night to remember four young girls who died 50 years ago in the Birmingham church bombing.
It took 107 minutes, but Jeff Bombelles' goal lifts Tribe to victory.
The Brafferton, part of William & Mary's Historic Campus, has undergone a complete renewal.
Historic building restoration and preservation specialist Peter Post contributed his 18th century brick working expertise to the Brafferton renovation project.
John Delos has been working on ways to use algorithms to improve NICU monitoring with a team that includes researchers from the University of Virginia and the UVA Health system.
David Trichler is the operations director for AidData at the ITPIR. He was among 99 professionals under age 33 selected by Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.
Renovation work on Tucker Hall has been completed. Many improvements are already apparent to faculty and students settling into the new space.
Approximately 70 women have received help from the William & Mary Healthy Beginnings Project over the last year. The project aims to provide nutritional support and counseling to incarcerated, pregnant women, and its founders are already seeing positive results.
William & Mary is more committed to undergraduate teaching than any other public university or college in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
In Case of Crisis provides clear and important information for emergency situations.
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.
Yancey Strickler '00, a W&M alumnus and one of the founders of the popular "crowdfunding" website Kickstarter, spoke with students and faculty on Friday afternoon.
The William & Mary Arts & Entertainment Alumni Council will hold its second annual Arts & Entertainment Festival at the College Sept. 26-29.
DJ Red Alert and DJ Bee shared their stories recently with American Studies students.
Kinesiology and Health Sciences professor and six undergraduates spent the summer on a variety of child nutrition projects in Uganda, Malawi and Tanzania.
National Public Radio's Elizabeth Shogren came to the right place to do a story on the resurgence of bald eagles.
Professor Roger Mann and alumnus A.J. Erskine were reappointed to the Commonwealth's Aquaculture Advisory Board.
Working as a group, Eileen Ablondi, Catherine Acio, Emma McGregor, Caitlin Paisley and Cheyenne Williams not only finished the sequencing of the complete genome of a human bacterial pathogen, but they also attempted RNA-Seq—a technique that sequences expressed genes—on samples from the developing nervous system of a species of frog commonly used in lab experiments.
William & Mary physicist Marc Sher will take a year's leave of absence to join the National Science Foundation as a temporary program director — also known as a "rotator."
Hope has arrived again in the Virgin Islands. This is the fifth year that the whimbrel has returned to her wintering grounds on St. Croix, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Nancy Gunn's message about overcoming obstacles with the help of community seemed particularly appropriate Wednesday afternoon as she addressed a crowd of new students who gathered by the Wren Building and shared umbrellas during a rainy Opening Convocation ceremony.
Approximately 50 members of the campus community gathered in the Wren Courtyard on Aug. 28 to honor the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Matt Ridjaneck ’05 and Wes Kempton join long-time play-by-play man Jay Colley.
Despite the loss of 10 offensive stalwarts from a year ago, Mountaineers present enormous challenge for Jimmye Laycock's team.
Henry, a former sports information director who worked at both schools, offers details on some of the players from both sides of the field.
Approximately 200 new freshmen and transfer students tackled community service projects across the Williamsburg area on Aug. 27.
A new exhibit at Swem Library explores Glenn Close's time at the College.
Beginning Aug. 31, the Williamsburg Farmers Market will accept W&M Express as a valid form of payment.
The Sadler Center expansion and new fraternity housing projects were both recently completed, just in time for the start of the school year.
Conference to address adaptive planning for flooding and coastal change in Virginia.
Thirteen college and university students from around the nation completed their 10-week-long summer internships at VIMS in August.
Exhibition opens in conjunction with campus visit by Glenn Close and husband, David Shaw, to receive William & Mary's 2013 Cheek Award.
The beginning of the academic year is just days away, and William & Mary's calendar is already filling with events. Among those are multiple concerts, exhibitions and performances. Here is a look at some of the arts-related events at William & Mary coming up in the fall semester.
The Class of 2017 finds plenty of new colleagues waiting to help them on move-in day, their first as members of the Tribe.
Rachel Azafrani, a registered junior handler with the American Kennel Club, says goodbye to her show ring partner to begin college at William & Mary.
Move-in day was made easy (kind of) with student volunteers stationed at every freshman dorm.
Selected from more than 100 applicants, three W&M students participated in the prestigious Governor's Fellows Program in Richmond, Va., this summer.
The Virginia Symphony will perform a free concert at the university’s Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre on Aug. 29.
Students in the 2013 William & Mary summer study abroad program in Barbados uncovered artifacts and architectural evidence at the St. Nicholas Abbey sugar plantation.
Puller Clinic the first law school clinic in the country asked to join VA's Fully Developed Claims Community of Practice.
Music professor Harris Simon and English professor Hermine Pinson have collaborated for 15 years to create a distinctive sound.
Following extensive review by a committee of faculty, administrators and students, William & Mary is implementing a series of revisions to its honor system.
William & Mary faculty and staff will soon see an updated version of the W&M Digest, designed with their thoughts and preferences in mind.
The university has already seen the arrival of its newest graduate students, and the undergraduates are not far behind with move-in day on Aug. 23 and classes starting Aug. 28.
Spencer Niles became the dean of William & Mary's School of Education this summer, following the departure of longtime dean Virginia McLaughlin.
Ten research projects involving faculty at William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School will each receive $10,000 in funding as part of a program to foster collaboration between researchers at the two institutions.
"Guide to Graduate Programs” highlights the top institutions for social and environmental curriculum, student activities and career services.
Two winners of the 1693 Scholarship, William & Mary's most selective merit-based academic award, will make the short trip from their Hampton Roads communities to campus for freshman orientation.
William & Mary Law School recently hosted the third annual Institute of Special Education Advocacy.
Executive assistant to the dean of Arts & Sciences Trina Garrison, with help from Lydia Whitaker and Rosie Fox of Applied Science, has collected 6,750 pairs of shoes -- nearly 1,000 from W&M. They'll be sent to developing countries for rehab and re-sale.
Thirteen recent William & Mary graduates have been awarded Fulbright U.S. student grants, tying an institutional record set in 2010
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.
Allison Biggs '06 returned to campus last week to address AidData students and faculty about her position with ONE and to reflect on how W&M prepared her.
The archaeological field school returned to Brown Hall this summer and found a pit that predates the founding of Williamsburg.
Adam Pawlikiewicz has just embarked on a 37-day bike ride across the country to raise funds for The Ponheary Ly Foundation (PLF).
Fiscal year 2013 was the most successful year for private giving in the university's 320-year history.
William & Mary Law School's alumni and friends supported the School in record-breaking numbers during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013.
A team of William & Mary researchers have recently published a study exploring the relationship between situational factors and how people perceive homosexual couples.
For a team of psychology researchers, their collaboration is as fascinating as their research.
Marshall Zobel ’15 is this year’s upperclassman speaker for the William & Mary new student orientation program, which runs August 23-27.
The U.S. Senate confirmed William & Mary alumnus James B. Comey '82 today as the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
William & Mary alumna Ellen Stofan '83 will be NASA's chief scientist.
There are more bald eagles than ever nesting along the James River—and it's likely that the population is getting close to the saturation point.
Gunn, who has spent the last decade and a half producing documentaries and unscripted television, will speak at the university’s Opening Convocation Ceremony on Aug. 28 at 5:15 p.m.
Mason School of Business Professor Deborah Hewitt discusses the impact of China in the global market.
Philosophy professor Alan Goldman considers the interpretation of literature.
Hao Han and Nan Zheng recently received the Stephen K. Park Graduate Research Award to recognize their contributions to electronic efficiency and network security.
The Center for Gifted Education's Summer Enrichment Program presents academic challenges to gifted learners.
The university’s Creative Services department launched the new and improved “responsive design” version of the William & Mary website today, making it easier to view on mobile devices.
Dozens of geoscience instructors across the nation gathered at William & Mary recently to discuss ways to enhance student success in earth-science programs at America’s two-year colleges.
Sean Heuvel and his mother, Lisa, not only share a love of history, they share an interest in how history has shaped two of the places they hold most dear: their hometown of Williamsburg and their alma mater, the College of William & Mary.
A four-week VISTA institute took place at William & Mary this month, bringing teachers and students from across the area to campus.
NCAA cites six sports, most among fulltime Colonial Athletic Association members, for the academic eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes.
On June 29, William & Mary held its first overseas New Student and Family Program for more than 100 incoming graduate and undergraduate students and families in Beijing, China.
Cindy Hahamovitch, professor of history, will be featured on the radio program "With Good Reason" the week of July 20-26.
The high heat and humidity of summer in Williamsburg has done little to slow the pace of the William & Mary Confucius Institute.
VIMS Professor Jim Perry been elected president of the Society of Wetland Scientists.
Two William & Mary faculty members were singled out for excellence by the website Affordable Colleges Online.
The former Tribe baseball player was a four-time American League All-Star, starting twice. He is the only Tribe baseball player ever named the the mid-season classic.
Swem Library recently welcomed Lisa Nickel as the associate dean of research & public services, a new position developed to integrate the library more fully into the research and instructional programs of the university.
Two senior representatives of the National Police of the Democratic Republic of Congo visited the William & Mary campus on Thursday to meet with Psychology Professor Harvey Langholtz.
Lynn M. Dillon '75, DeRonda M. Short, J.D.'78 and H. Thomas Watkins III '74 will join The Honorable John Charles Thomas as appointees to the William & Mary Board of Visitors, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Friday.
The film rights to adjunct professor of psychology Will McIntosh's not-yet published science fiction novel Defenders have been purchased by Warner Brothers, which hopes to turn it into a movie.
Collecting tick specimens is nasty work, but Joanna Weeks '13 nonetheless based her William & Mary senior honors project on Amblyomma americanum, known as the lone star tick.
William & Mary will host the Virginia Association of State College and University Purchasing Professionals' first-ever Supplier Diversity Advocate Institute.
The Virginia Association of College and University Housing Officers (VACUHO) recently renamed its highest award the Deb Boykin Outstanding Professional Award, honoring her service to the housing profession across the state.
A 10-year study of Chesapeake Bay fishes by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science provides the first quantitative evidence on a bay-wide scale that low-oxygen "dead zones" are impacting the distribution and abundance of "demersal" fishes—those that live and feed near the Bay bottom.
Professor Emeritus Peter Derks tells the International Society for Humor Studies Conference at W&M that there is no difference between the subjects of colonial-era humor and what we poke fun at today.
The award goes to the best book published in the preceding year dealing with the French colonial experience from the 16th century to 1848.
Cindy Corbett has a piece of advice for faculty seeking federal funding: Get to know your program officer.
William & Mary welcomes Gerald “Jay” Gaidmore as the Marian & Alan McLeod director of the Special Collections Research Center at Swem Library.
VIMS Professor Linda Schaffner has been selected to participate in an intensive two-week professional-development program dedicated to advancing women leaders in higher education administration.
This month, more than 40 area teachers will gather on the William & Mary campus to participate in a four-week institute designed to shift science instruction from the traditional teacher-led classroom to a hands-on, problem-based learning lab.
Many of William & Mary’s strongest supporters did not receive their educations at the university, but have nonetheless devoted much time and energy to their adopted alma mater.
William & Mary's position as a national leader in the field of service was reaffirmed this week as the university participated in the 21st Century National Service Summit in Aspen, Colo.
Whether their focus is counseling, curriculum or college leadership, students in the William & Mary School of Education have a new way to share their work and learn about the efforts of fellow students thanks to a new peer-reviewed journal.
Award-winning actress and William & Mary alumna Glenn Close ’74 and her biotech entrepreneur husband, David Shaw, will receive the university’s 2013 Cheek Medal Award for their monumental contributions to the arts.
Getting shot, stabbed, and blown up might not sound like much fun, but for Yuri Lowenthal ’93, it's just another day at the office.
Professors Jennifer Bickham Mendez and Robert Sanchez help students understand the nuances of immigration policies.
A team of European entrepreneurs and scientists aim to bring lessons learned from seagrass restoration in Virginia's seaside bays to the coastal waters of Scandinavia.
Taylor Reveley, president of William & Mary, was recently honored with the William R. Rakes Leadership in Education Award from the Virginia State Bar Section on the Education of Lawyers in Virginia.
One point was made over and over again at the June 21 ceremonial signing of a conservation easement to protect Werowocomoco: American history did not begin with the 1607 landing of the Jamestown settlers.
William & Mary will see humor scholars from around the world converge on its brick pathways next week as it hosts the 25th annual International Society for Humor Studies Conference July 2-6.
President Barack Obama nominated William & Mary alumnus James B. Comey ’82 Friday to become the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Tribe swimmers share their tips for swimming success during summer conditioning.
Deborah Morse is doing all she can to see that her passion for the works of Victorian author Anthony Trollope rubs off on educators.
VIMS Professor Emmett Duffy has been appointed director of the Smithsonian's Tennenbaum Marine Observatories.
Access to new collections grows Swem Libraries offering of e-books to over one million.
The 2011 loss of two whimbrels included in the Center for Conservation Biology’s tracking project to hunters near Port-Louis, Guadeloupe, was a watershed event for shorebird scientists, forcing them to consider the real possibility that hunting within the West Indies and the northern coast of South America may be playing a significant role in observed population declines.
The site of Werowocomoco, Powhatan’s capital city during the early years of the Jamestown Colony, will be preserved from development or disturbance.
William & Mary's alcohol training efforts have earned the university national recognition.
The Virginia Shakespeare Festival, recently honored by the Virginia General Assembly as the Commonwealth's official Shakespeare festival, will begin its 35th anniversary season on June 20.
Professor Joshua Gert taught the philosophy of color for the first time last semester.
Mike Tierney joined co-author Chris Marcoux of DePauw University in presenting their paper "Environmental and Climate Finance in a New World" to scholars, aid practitioners and policymakers in Stockholm, Sweden.
VIMS-led research reveals that organic carbon in runoff from urbanized landscapes is more likely to persist as it is carried downstream, thus contributing to low-oxygen “dead zones” in coastal waters.
William Ivey Long '69 won for the sixth time for his costume design on "Cinderella."
William & Mary junior second baseman Ryan Lindemuth and senior RHP John Farrell were drafted in the 2013 First-Year Major League Baseball Draft on Saturday afternoon.
The "Beat the Record" challenge was initiated in 2011 to rally unprecedented philanthropic support among alumni for William & Mary by the end of each fiscal year on June 30.
Her work in the Cohen Career Center challenging and rewarding.
An innovative teaching space and a new, design-thinking module in the business school seeks to help students develop their creative flexibility.
The Teaching, Research and International Policy project [TRIP] of the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations welcomed a group of scholars from around the globe to explore the state of international relations.
Nicole Lewis '03 entered William & Mary as an intimidated teen mother. A decade later, she is using that experience to help other teen mothers as CEO of Generation Hope, a non-profit organization she founded in 2010 to help other young single parents pursuing higher education.
A report issued by the National Collegiate Athletic Association on Wednesday honored six William and Mary athletic squads as recipients of its Public Recognition Award.
Hans von Baeyer says that we all can stop worrying about Schrödinger's Cat. Science's most famous imaginary feline may indeed be dead—or perhaps it's alive. But it is certainly not both.
A grant to a VIMS research team will help them develop and test a biodegradable replacement for one of the two main sources of microplastic—the “microbeads” found in scores of household products.
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.
W&M campus provides ideal backdrop for fun and fund-raising running events.
W&M's Undergraduate Business Program is the best in the nation for marketing, according to the 2013 Bloomberg Businessweek Best Undergraduate B-Schools ranking.
The five-day program held in Washington, D.C, offered students a chance to learn basic business principles from industry experts while also tackling case studies, networking with alumni and learning about career opportunities.
After winning a school-record 39 games, which included the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament wins, the William and Mary baseball team fell to seventh-ranked N.C. State, 9-2, on Sunday night in the Raleigh Regional final at Doak Field.
Jodi Fisler, Holly Alexander-Agati and Jasmine Curry are focused on Sunday's half-marathon.
Useful information for runners and spectators alike.
Tribe pitcher morphs from record-setting reliever to record-setting starter to lead W&M to NCAA tournament.
The New York Times reported Wednesday night that William & Mary alumnus James B. Comey '82 will be nominated by President Barack Obama as the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Incoming EMBA students will now spend a week during the fall semester of their first year studying and learning Chinese business principles from leading scholars at Fudan University, located in Shanghai.
Justin Reid '09 works as associate director of museum operations at the Moton Museum in Farmville, Va. A National Historic Landmark since 1998, it remains one of the most important sites of the modern civil rights struggle.
The Fulbright Commission of Ireland recently launched William & Mary adjunct professor Shannon Chance's new photography collection at the O'Connell House in Dublin.
Hundreds of W&M employees made their way under raincoats and umbrellas to the Commons Dining Hall on Friday for the annual Employee Appreciation Day luncheon.
W&M's 37 victories tied the program record for most in a season and gave it its first at-large bid ever.
The two professors are the eighth and ninth W&M faculty members chosen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Research by Brad Parks of the AidData Center for Development Policy was recently featured in The Economist.
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.