For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in space-time — in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars.
Bacteria remove nitrogen that leads to over-fertilization of coastal waters.
Every year, the W&M Alumni Association honors a select group of outstanding young faculty members who represent William & Mary at its very best.
Five years in the making, AidData’s data collection effort has captured more than $350 billion in foreign aid and other forms of state financing that China committed to five major regions of the world.
Next week, alumni from around the globe will come home to William & Mary to celebrate and reconnect with classmates and their alma mater.
Comedian Todd Barry will perform at William & Mary Oct. 21 as part of the university’s Homecoming & Reunion Weekend.
Shantá D. Hinton gave William & Mary’s 12th Tack Faculty Lecture.
History professor Gérard Chouin and other scholars will soon publish a group of four papers with new evidence supporting his hypothesis that the medieval bubonic plague epidemic spread to Sub-Saharan Africa.
Trudier Harris was recently honored for her groundbreaking role as William & Mary’s first tenured African-American faculty member.
William Stauffer, clinical associate professor at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business, has been recognized by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded William & Mary an $800,000 grant to strengthen its undergraduate program.
Themes of faith, race and gender were among those discussed as the cast, designers and other collaborators of William & Mary theatre’s “Our Lady of Kibeho” took audience questions following Saturday night’s performance at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall.
The 2017 Big Sit, on Oct. 6, was the club’s third annual event.
William & Mary celebrated its For the Bold campaign in Atlanta last night as the university’s colors lit the sky in honor of more than 23,630 alumni, parents and friends in the Southeast region.
Assistant Professor of religious studies Oludamini Ogunnaike comparies Sufism and Ifa to one another, as well as to contemporary Western theories of knowledge.
These zombies aren’t flesh-eating humanoids of the Walking Dead variety, but tiny shrimp infected by a microscopic parasite.
The university's online team within APeL was recognized for helping propel the program into the top 100 nationally for 2017 and on par with Google, Facebook, Stanford University, the University of Southern California and the U.S. Air Force, to name just a few.
A number of William & Mary scientists were participants in the LIGO experiment, but will not share in the honors.
Sasha Prokhorov had seen St. Petersburg many times through the eyes of the William & Mary students participating in his study-abroad classes to Russia. Never had he seen it through the lenses of the video cameras they carried.
President Taylor Reveley recently signed Campus Compact’s 30th anniversary statement of presidents and chancellors, which reaffirms each institution’s dedication to the public good through community partnerships and engaged citizenship.
A master’s degree in English as a second language/bilingual education will be added to the curriculum at the William & Mary School of Education.
The three-day event runs Oct. 26 to 28 and is free and open to the public. Nearly 30 scholars from as far away as London will participate. The deadline for mandatory registration is Oct. 6.
A graduate student is researching regional differences in milkweed and the implications of those differences on populations of monarch butterflies in eastern North America
The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2017.
Commemorating 50 years of African-Americans in residence
A scientific collaboration that includes physicists from William & Mary announced that three detectors on two continents recorded gravitational wave signals from a pair of black holes colliding.
Professor Chuck Bailey created a fictitious terrain for the students in his Structural Geology class to use as a project for each of the last 20 years.
Kimberly Weatherly started as the assistant dean and director of the center on Aug. 14.
Katharine Scott's essay comparing the Bible's Book of Ruth to Trollope's "The Small House at Allington" will be published in "The Fortnightly Review" and she will win $1,000.
Students, faculty and staff at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business have started a student-run marketing and advertising agency that is quickly growing.
On Sept. 15, the William & Mary Alumni Association celebrated its annual Fall Awards Banquet by recognizing alumni, faculty and staff who represent excellence in service, coaching and teaching.
Some of the top business and government officials from the United States and Spain — including the defense leaders of both countries — gathered at William & Mary on Saturday as part of the 2017 U.S.-Spain Council Forum.
W&M joins public universities across the state in supporting partnership of higher education and business leaders.
Led by Jeremy Martin, associate provost and assistant to President Taylor Reveley, the university recently emailed its first-ever "Guide to Successful Off-Campus Living" to almost 4,800 students.
This fall, William & Mary saw a 20 percent increase over last year in new students, both freshmen and transfers, eligible for the federal grants, and a 30 percent increase compared to three years ago.
Margot Lee Shetterly’s "Hidden Figures" was assigned to incoming freshmen as part of the university’s common book program.
Katherine Webb ’18 has been selected to serve on the Virginia governor’s inaugural Millennial Civic Engagement Task Force.
William & Mary’s Design Review Board approved initial exterior design concepts for the renovation of Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall and the new music building planned to be built next to it.
As the search for William & Mary’s 28th president enters its “quiet phase,” university officials and search committee members continue to develop ways to keep the W&M community informed and engaged in the process.
While visiting to give last week's COLL 300 lecture, hijra/trans activist and performer Laxmi Narayan Tripathi taught William & Mary dance students choreography from her native India that they performed with her.
The W&M Board of Visitors took the latest step on Friday, unanimously passing a resolution that joins President Taylor Reveley in calling for an end to the government's plan to phase out the program within six months.
“Brain Dance” is the 12th Tack Faculty Lecture and one in a yearlong series of events at the university to commemorate the 50th anniversary of William & Mary’s first African-American residential students.
Researchers are joining forces to demonstrate how new coastal-mapping technologies can help better understand and sustain NASA’s Flight Facility and Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island.
Brenda Marie Osbey, who won the 2014 Langston Hughes Award, was commissioned to create the poem recognizing Lynn Briley '71, Janet Brown Strafer '71 and Karen Ely '71. She will recite it at W&M's Tucker Theater at 5 p.m. Thursday.
The latest college rankings are out, and William & Mary has once again been counted among the best universities in the country.
Justin Stevens, an assistant professor in William & Mary’s Department of Physics, received an Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
Khalil Russell '21 is a 1693 Scholar who has a passion for breeding fish. It's one reason he chose to study at William & Mary.
More than 200 people attended the opening reception, held at Swem Library, to honor the three women, Lynn Briley ‘71, Janet Brown Strafer ‘71 and Karen Ely ’71, who moved into Jefferson Hall in 1967.
Researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science are using aerial drones to guide their seafaring colleagues to harmful algal blooms, allowing them to collect water samples with much greater efficiency and lower cost.
Josh Gert, Leslie and Naomi Legum Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at William & Mary, explores an original account of color properties and our perception of them in his new book “Primitive Colors.”
The 2017-2018 school year marks the 50th anniversary of the first African-American residential students admitted to William & Mary. The university honors them and William & Mary’s entire African-American community this year through “Building on the Legacy,” a series of special events, guest speakers and performances.
Lynn Briley '71, Karen Ely '71 and Janet Brown Strafer '71 discuss their experiences as the first African-American residential students at W&M 50 years ago.
Judge John Charles Thomas, a longtime member of the Board of Visitors, delivered a rousing speech as part of the university’s Opening Convocation ceremony in the Wren Yard.
When the Fukushima power plant released large quantities of radioactive materials into nearby coastal waters following Japan’s massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami, it raised concerns as to whether eating contaminated seafood might impair human health.
The new semester brings with it a vast array of opportunities for people to enjoy the arts at William & Mary.
Work continues to implement changes recommended by the William & Mary Task Force on Race and Race Relations.
While new students, faculty and staff familiarize themselves with the university, those returning to campus may notice some new aspects of W&M, from the material to the academic.
William & Mary faculty and staff packed the Campus Center’s Little Theatre on Thursday morning to engage in a conversation about Charlottesville.
W&M's Pathways program offers incoming freshmen an opportunity to bond and make new friends before classes start through a variety of outdoor activities.
The William & Mary community welcomed the class of 2021 to campus Friday as freshmen and transfer students moved into dorms and reported for orientation in preparation for classes starting Aug. 30.
William & Mary’s doctoral program in counselor education received one of the highest honors for a program of its kind, The Robert Frank Outstanding Counselor Education Program Award.
Interning with the Virginia chapter of the Nature Conservancy in its ongoing partnership with William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science was more than a way for Kate Dean-McKinney to fulfill her high school graduation requirements.
William & Mary is among the select few – 20, in fact – to earn an Excellence Award from the National Panhellenic Conference.
W&M professors Heather Macdonald and Pamela Eddy discuss SAGE 2YC, an ongoing NSF-funded project designed to support STEM educators working in community colleges.
Anne Rasmussen, William & Mary professor of music and ethnomusicology, spent the first six months of this year as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar researching Islamic music in Indonesia.
Get to know W&M's newest undergraduate and graduate students.
The name sounds like they’re going to crawl out of the lab and ooze over to Wawa, but “unnatural amino acids” are really a good thing.
A vendor's cancellation of solar eclipse viewing glasses spurs a creative solution a Swem Library.
Geology professors Christopher Bailey and Nicolas Balascio melded a class field trip with an NSF-funded research project above the Arctic Circle in Norway.
William & Mary’s Swem Library and 2017 Solar Eclipse Working Group will be hosting an informal eclipse-viewing event on Monday, Aug. 21.
ITPIR's third Shark Tank competition proved the power of research, collaboration, mentoring and creative approaches to using data in solving real world problems.
Big data, you say? Alexandra Cramer ’18 will help to analyze more than a petabyte. (That’s a million gigabytes.)
Maggie Burkhart Evans, who previously served as executive assistant to the president of James Madison University, started as W&M’s associate vice president for campus living and director of residence life Aug. 14.
A group of congressional staffers recently visited William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science to learn how its faculty, staff and students are working to address the issues facing Chesapeake Bay and the coastal ocean.
The Confucius Institute at William & Mary recently completed its annual Chinese Culture Summer Camp for eight lucky youngsters.
Al Albert '69, M.Ed. '71, associate director of athletic development, and Isabella Bartels ’18 are the recipients of the 2017 President’s Awards for Service to the Community.
On Aug. 1, a student proctoring the Wren Chapel found a wrinkled photocopy of a couple with the note "Married here in 1947." And that's where the mystery begins.
A developing technology will project an audible alarm to alert birds that they need to switch off cruise control and look ahead.
As part of the kickoff to William & Mary’s yearlong 50th anniversary commemoration of its first African-American residential students, class members including students, faculty, alumni and community members created a mural this summer that will be permanently installed in Swem Library.
A contingent of William & Mary students worked and studied this summer at CERN, the European high-energy physics facility renowned as the site of the discovery of the Higgs boson.
Camp Launch is a two-week residential camp for academically gifted students.
In the two weeks since the signing of the lease, William & Mary has made the successful transfer of the theatre a priority.
William & Mary Law School recently received a $5.2 million gift in honor of the late Judge R. William Arthur ’38, LL.D. ’40.
William & Mary Law School will offer an online certificate program beginning in August that is designed for anyone who wants to become a knowledgeable and effective advocate for veterans and service members seeking disability compensation benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Elizabeth Redford Howley M.Ed. ’10 is co-founder and director of the Next Move Program, which partners with businesses in Richmond, Virginia, to create guided internship experiences for young adults with disabilities.
William & Mary has hosted the gathering before, in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2014.
William & Mary librarian Kathleen DeLaurenti has been featured in the book "This is What a Librarian Looks Like."
Fermilab scheduled a July 21 groundbreaking ceremony a mile underground near Lead, South Dakota, the site of Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF), which will house the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). William & Mary is a member of the LBNF-DUNE collaboration.
William & Mary continues its impressive streak in alumni giving as the No. 1 nationally ranked public university in the U.S. for undergraduate alumni participation.
Eight W&M graduate students in the School of Education were selected to be the university’s inaugural Social Justice and Diversity Fellows.
In his summer course, Scientific Principles of Exercise Prescription, Mike Deschenes, professor of kinesiology and health sciences, explores why something as beneficial to Americans as exercise and health is so widely ignored.
The Mensa Foundation — the philanthropic arm of Mensa, the high-IQ society — recently announced its annual Awards for Excellence in Research for outstanding research on intelligence, intellectual giftedness and related fields.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has signed a three-and-a-half-year lease agreement with William & Mary to operate the Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square.
William & Mary’s next leader will need to embrace change while at the same time understand the university’s history, traditions and core values.
Muscarelle Museum of Art Chief Curator John Spike knew he was looking at a Cézanne. Analysis and testing of the painting “The Miracle of the Slave” have backed up his now certainty that it was painted by French artist Paul Cézanne as a copy of an original work from 300 years earlier.
W&M doctoral candidate James Padilioni's dissertation has taken a startling, and fascinating, detour from where it began.
On July 15, 2017, William & Mary will welcome 25 of Africa’s brightest, emerging civic leaders for 15 days of leadership training, public policy seminars, mentorship and collaboration with local faculty and community members.
William & Mary has joined six other Virginia research institutions in a formal agreement that will encourage shared use of scientific instrumentation.
William & Mary singers started off in their usual formal performance mode. But by the end of their summer trip to South Africa, the W&M Choir and Botetourt Chamber Singers had warmed up to a very different way of experiencing music.
Diego Vaz is studying the creatures for his doctoral research at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
Close to 200 members of the Hulon Willis Association gathered in Washington, D.C., June 23-25 to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
As beach season heats up around Chesapeake Bay and the nation, graduate students at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science are leading a local effort to help clean the Gloucester Point shoreline.
The Virginia Food Access Network's story maps and interactive maps were developed on the Esri ArcGIS online platform at William & Mary’s Center for Geospatial Analysis.
Maggie Fraser Kirsh, a W&M religious studies professor, researches how child survivors of the Holocaust were promoted to raise funds for their care following the war, and what those working with child refugees can learn today.
The facility will serve as a gathering place for Jewish students to participate in a variety of cultural, spiritual, social and educational activities and programming.
Jefferson Wise, a recent graduate of Buckingham County High School in Buckingham, Virginia, is the recipient of the Harriett Pittard Beales Scholarship at William & Mary for the academic year 2017-2018.
From June 19-23, the Greater Williamsburg Women's Association and W&M's Muscarelle Museum of Art collaborated on the Cultural Arts Experience. Thirty middle school students attended.
Joey Ernest ’17 and Cosmo Cothran-Bray ’20 are serving as interns with the Young Shakespeare Camps while playing roles in "Hamlet" this summer in a co-production by the Theatre for Humanity of New York and the Virginia Shakespeare Festival.
Jean Shuler ’63 has hiked to the top of Mt. Whitney, run marathons in London and Barcelona and explored Machu Picchu and Cuzco.
Terra Alpha Investments advocates for companies to adopt environmentally smart practices.
Conservation partners are celebrating the first successful breeding of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker within the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.
Students experimented with various synthesizers available in the Music Library as part of Christopher DeLaurenti’s summer Introduction to Computer Music and Electroacoustics class.
It's the second year in a row Christian Cargill and Regan Rome have been so honored, with Rome also winning the award after the fall cross-country season.
Katherine Barko-Alva is working with iCivics to make its resources English Language Learner-friendly.
The new W&M Institute for Research on the Suicide of Gifted Students aims to answer that question.
Twitter may be quicker, but when it comes to matters of utmost international importance, W&M Government Professor Marcus Holmes says nothing can beat good old-fashioned face-to-face interaction between world leaders.
Natoya Haskins will become co-director of the William & Mary Undergraduate Research Experience program in July.
Derek Loftis of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science was recognized by a pair of national organizations this week in Washington, D.C., for his part in collaborative efforts to make Hampton Roads more resilient to flooding from storm surge, tides and rain.
John Lindsey has worked in Facilities Management for 40 years. Today, W&M salutes all staffers who have made long-term commitments to the university.
W&M Chancellor Robert M. Gates ’65 spoke with the Presidential Search Committee June 13.
The following people were recognized on June 15, 2017, for reaching milestones in their years of service to the university
Donors Bee McLeod and Goody Tyler joined a host of William & Mary community members to break ground on the McLeod Tyler Wellness Center June 12.
Attendees from eight countries and 40 states came together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of William & Mary’s Master of Business Administration program.
A recent report from William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science offers mixed news concerning the persistent issue of Kepone contamination in the James River.
A recent William & Mary physics Ph.D.is honored with Best Thesis award.
David Pratt, a Ph.D. candidate in American studies at W&M, argues gender bias and hard-drinking fictional detectives like Mike Hammer influenced the behavior of American men for 50 years.
Judge John Charles Thomas, the first black justice appointed to the Supreme Court of Virginia and a longtime member of the William & Mary Board of Visitors, will welcome the university’s newest students to campus at the 2017 Opening Convocation ceremony, to be held Aug. 30 at 5:15 p.m. in the Wren Yard.
With computing capacity expected to increase by 100 times in less than a decade, W&M Professor Gene Roche is contemplating a drastically changed job landscape and how education can better prepare the future workforce.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe today announced three new appointments and one reappointment to the William & Mary Board of Visitors.
William & Mary is among the nation’s leading colleges and universities when it comes to a commitment to access and affordability for low and middle-income students, according to a recent report from the New York Times.
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, announced today that William & Mary physicist Charles Perdrisat is a co-recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Nuclear Physicist Prize.
Andreas Stathopoulos is part of a collaboration that aspires to simulate the building blocks of matter on some of the biggest computers ever made.
Joel Levine, research professor in William & Mary’s Department of Applied Science, is being honored for a NASA career that spans four decades.
Virginia shellfish farmers sold $56.6 million in clams and oysters in 2016, with hard clam sales of $38.1 million and $18.5 million in oyster sales.
Barbara J. King is the author of "Personalities on the Plate: The Lives & Minds of Animals We Eat," a sampling of the characteristics of the animals eaten by humans and an exploration of some of the reasons why vegans, vegetarians and reducetarians resist the temptations of eating flesh.
The Global Education Office has been trying to increase the number and diversity of students studying abroad.
With four awards earned in 2017, Eddie R. Cole, assistant professor of higher education at W&M, has received national attention for his research on the ways leaders responded to racial unrest during the Civil Rights era.
The $400,000 grant, awarded through a program within the U.S. Department of Defense, is designed to help veterans and soon-to-be veterans become K-12 educators.
Elizabeth Harbron and Kristin Wustholz both are color specialists in William & Mary’s Department of Chemistry, so it’s natural that they would collaborate to produce a new course they’ve titled Color, Light, & Chemistry.
William & Mary is offering a new, summer bridge program for neurodiverse freshmen and transfer students.
The scholarships are awarded to sophomores and juniors nationwide who are committed to careers in the environment, Native health care or Tribal public policy.
Next steps are taking shape for the new Arts Quarter at William & Mary.
Work by graduate students at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science is gaining attention far outside the classroom, as the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea has begun to use methods developed by the students to assess the status of fish stocks worldwide.
Shelle Butler is going to Amsterdam this summer to work with some of the world’s most highly valued works of art.
The following awards were presented during Commencement ceremonies on May 13, 2017.
Last Friday, the William & Mary Alumni Association celebrated its annual Honorary Alumni Ceremony by recognizing six exceptional individuals who have a distinguished record of service, support, advocacy and commitment on behalf of William & Mary and its schools, departments, organizations and boards.
Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, best-selling author and former chairman and CEO of CNN, served as the keynote speaker at William & Mary’s 2017 Commencement ceremony.
Bill Patton attended W&M from 1950–53 on a fast-track program for pre-med students but was never awarded his bachelor’s degree. On Saturday, that will change.
A William & Mary physicist is the lead author on a paper describing the first experimental result from the newly upgraded Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.
Lorraine Pettit graduates Saturday with degrees in government and French and Francophone Studies, research trips to South Africa and France on her resume, and campus memories to savor.
Kevin Kay ’17 couldn’t decide which part of his double major of music and physics he would pursue after graduating from William & Mary, until the answer was made perfectly clear.
Eight William & Mary ROTC cadets will be commissioned as officers in the U.S. Army during a May 12 ceremony on campus.
Neal Courter began suffering from depression as a sophomore at W&M, and left school. He returned to finish two degrees and earn acclaim as one of the nation's top eight senior gymnasts.
A total of $97,776 has been dedicated to sustainability projects around campus.
W&M alumnus Thomas Dexter ’91 remembers Kyle Milliken, who was killed in action May 5.
People have been using these portage routes since the stone age. Mallory Moran is using a Canadian Fulbright Fellowship to pick up their story.
A group of faculty, administrators and students began work this semester to identify and address issues affecting people with disabilities on the William & Mary campus.
The personal papers of William & Mary Chancellor and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 are now open to researchers and the public.
The pursuit of education has taken QuynhNhu Phan '17 around the world.
Colleen Truskey '17 has been selected as the student speaker for Commencement on May 13, in Kaplan Arena.
Military, government and academic experts regarding the United States’ Armed Forces spoke to a crowd of about 100 at the second annual All-Volunteer Force Symposium April 27 at William & Mary’s Sadler Center.
The funding she'll receive is aimed at helping her, and 64 other grad students from across the country, finish their dissertations. About 1,000 people apply.
Anne Charity Hudley is one of the authors of "The Indispensable Guide," along with Cheryl Dickter and Hannah Franz.
The gift will fund endowments and need-based fellowships/internships, among other priorities, in William & Mary's Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations and Public Policy Program.
Mary Ellen and Tom Power, owners of The Cheese Shop and Fat Canary restaurant, have had a long, mutually beneficial relationship with the university and its students.
The Food Truck for the Physics Mind paid a welcome visit to William & Mary yesterday.
The post-baccalaureate program will provide specialized training and resources to better prepare educators for assisting students with autism in the classroom.
Christopher Freiman, associate professor of philosophy at William & Mary, recently was compelled to write about his opinion on Americans’ obligation to allow immigrants the advantages of living in the United States.
The first Military Monday was June 29, 2015, at the McLaws Circle Starbucks in Williamsburg.
This recurring feature highlights faculty members from William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
William & Mary celebrated its $1 billion For the Bold campaign last night against the backdrop of the nation’s capital as the university’s colors illuminated the skyline in honor of more than 20,000 alumni in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
W&M students at Swem Library are helping transcribe the thousands of royal documents being released to the public online.
W&M maintained its exceptional track record with the Fulbright program with 12 grads heading abroad for the 2017-18 academic year.
Their coursework finished, W&M pending graduates celebrate the Last Day of Classes by ringing the Wren Bell. There's more to it than you know.
An annual survey led by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows the abundance of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay increased 8 percent between 2015 and 2016, continuing an upward trend initiated in 2012.
Science and art are colliding on the William & Mary campus as part of a performance that will be staged this spring. Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre is developing its production of “A Life With No Limits,” nspired by the work of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and will perform the Virginia premiere of the show at the Kimball Theatre May 6-7.
The Board has extended its leadership for an additional year, retaining the current rector, vice-rector and secretary through the search for a new university president.
W&M hosted a conference April 21-22 addressing the role higher education can play in increasing social mobility in America.
On Saturday, 239 students and community members gathered at the William & Mary Recreation Center for the second annual Out of the Darkness Walk for suicide awareness.
Faculty, staff and students offered their thoughts to the presidential search committee during forums held on campus last week.
A William & Mary scientist has a role in an upcoming episode of the PBS program Frontline.
W&M Tennis Center first in the state of Virginia to offer specially designed tennis clinic.
The Board unanimously approved the university’s fiscal 2018 budget, reflecting additional financial aid for students, funds for faculty diversity, and support for the COLL curriculum, a new engineering and design program, and undergraduate enrollment growth.
Twenty talented and trailblazing professors from William & Mary have been selected to receive the 2017 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence.
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission this week released the results of the 2017 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, which shows a 31 percent increase in adult female crabs and forecasts another year of improved harvests.
William & Mary announced today a $15 million gift from alumna Hunter J. Smith ’51 for the expansion and renovation of the nearly 170-year-old Alumni House.
Representing New Zealand, the team ended with a top-five small delegation finish. Eight students won individual commendation or diplomacy awards.
Edward Snowden spoke via webcast to a full house in the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium as part of a student-organized event co-hosted by the campus media council and the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.
Renee Peace, business manager for the biology department, has been awarded the 2017 Charles and Virginia Duke Award.
Jerusalem Demsas '17 finished the recent debate season as the top-ranked debater in the American Parliamentary Debate Association.
Joseph Karpie, a Ph.D. student in William & Mary’s Department of Physics, has been named a recipient of an award from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.
Participation in the Virginia Neuroscience Initiative will open new opportunities for William & Mary’s neuroscientists.
Martha Mountain '86 brings her professional expertise to serving as guest lighting designer for the theatre department's production of 'Baskerville.'
Kyle Lopez '17 submitted 10 poems that dazzled the selection committee, which offered him a full-tuition deal and the chance for a Master of Fine Arts.
Judge Lucy Haeran Koh, a federal district court judge for the Northern District of California, will deliver the address at William & Mary Law School’s diploma ceremony on May 14.
For these alumni at Disney, bringing magic to life is all in a day’s work.
Assistant Professor David Dominique is bringing his innovative views on playing and composing music to students.
Taylor Reveley announced his plans to retire on June 30, 2018, after a decade leading the university.
According to Clayton J. Cleveland, governments of countries around the world are more likely to work together in joint military operations because the monetary costs of unilateral action are becoming too high and are being viewed as politically inappropriate.
Susan Grover has served the university in several capacities: – law professor, director of equal opportunity and vice provost for academic and faculty affairs. She will retire in June.
Letters of admission were recently sent to just over 5,000 hopeful members of the W&M Class of 2021.
It's another pop-culture reference for William & Mary. This time, ABC's "Designated Survivor."
The $5 million commitment will support aquaculture research and the planned expansion of the Alumni House.
Jozef Dudek and his colleagues recently carried out the first complex calculations of a particle called the sigma.
William & Mary's dedicated day for giving to the university sets a participation record.
Zachary Nimmo, a junior and Monroe Scholar at W&M, is one of 240 recipients nationwide from a pool of more than 1,200 applicants.
A new educational studies minor will offer students with various majors a taste of educational research, theory and policy.
Physicist Rosa Alejandra "Ale" Lukaszew is serving a two-year term with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Defense Department’s premier technology development agency.
This recurring feature highlights faculty members from William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
Combining her interest in anatomy with her talent for drawing, Molly Bryant '18 has found medical illustration to be a perfect mix of medicine and art.
Around one group of people, he seems to be a Democrat. Around another, a Republican. In yet another, a Libertarian. He’s a political chameleon, someone who engages in a type of social shape-shifting in order to blend in with those he is surrounded with, and his behavior is not unusual, according to researchers at William & Mary.
The William & Mary Program in Public Policy will host a daylong symposium April 27 focused on examining the all-volunteer structure of America’s military.
Professor Darryl Cunningham helps W&M law students put their newly acquired legal knowledge and skills into practice.
William McIntosh is living a dream as a science fiction author, spending his days writing, revising and brainstorming new ideas for his stories — some of which may soon be on television.
In the spirit of learning more about the complexities of space exploration, W&M News recently sat down with Eugeniy E. Mikhailov, an assistant professor of physics, to pose a question. Just how long it would take to travel to the planet of Venus, in a car?
Psychology Professor Peter Vishton delivered the lecture, titled “The Illusion of Control: Understanding and Getting More out of Your Unconscious Mind,” on March 22 to a large crowd in ISC 3.
In 38 years working in residence life at William & Mary, staying current has been the challenge and the fun for Deb Boykin ’76, M.Ed. ’82.
Ph.D. candidate David Ward's work won the Market Access International, Inc., award for “Excellence in Scholarship in the humanities and social sciences.”
Degrees of Separation, a special six-part series on public radio’s With Good Reason, will kick off March 25 with an episode exploring the origins of education in America.
William & Mary alumna Mary Maples Dunn ’54, L.H.D. ’89, passed away March 19 in Winston Salem, N.C.
Norman J. Ornstein, a national columnist and best-selling author, is the university’s 2017 Hunter B. Andrews Fellow in American Politics.
Ann Marie Stock, a longtime campus leader known for her work around internationalization, will be William & Mary’s next vice provost for academic and faculty affairs.
Summer Moore, a Ph.D. student, is a recipient of one of two William & Mary Interdisciplinary Awards for Excellence in Research.
For the second year in a row, a team from William & Mary took the top prize in a hackathon sponsored by Dominion Enterprises.
Senior Lecturer of Africana Studies and Linguistics Iyabo F. Osiapem teaches a class on Rastafari.
Ananda Menon, who is pursuing a master’s degree in W&M’s Department of Biology, is examining the effects of mercury on the sperm of birds.
Dania Matos may be William & Mary’s first deputy chief diversity officer, but her mission is something she wants the entire campus community to share.
Alumni, parents and friends gear up for a blockbuster day of giving back.
Last week, William & Mary celebrated its $1 billion For the Bold campaign in California against the backdrop of the iconic Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel shining brightly in green and gold.
Researchers at W&M worked on a project that presents what is perhaps the best way yet to model the swirl and snarl of political interactions on Twitter.
Education professor Jamel K. Donnor co-edited Scandals in College Sports, an academic text that looks at 21 notable sports scandals and how they could have been handled differently
William & Mary is in the midst of the eight-week recycling competition RecycleMania, as spring Earth Week activities highlight its year-round sustainability efforts.
W&M English Professor Henry Hart new biography of Frost investigates him from a psychological point of view, breaking new ground.
William & Mary’s 16th Annual Graduate Research Symposium will be held at the Sadler Center on the William & Mary campus March 24-25.
It's as if new Athletics Director Samantha Huge has spent her professional career preparing to lead W&M sports.
Judy A. Smith, whose career inspired the TV show “Scandal,” will present the 2017 Atwater Lecture at William & Mary’s Phi Beta Kappa Hall on March 29.
William & Mary’s programs in business, education and history made strides in this year’s U.S. News and World Report magazine’s annual rankings of graduate and professional schools.
William & Mary announced today that Samantha K. Huge has been appointed as the new director of athletics effective May 1.
The two-day event, planned for March 17-18, will feature a keynote address by Lester Spence, associate professor of political science and Africana studies at Johns Hopkins University.
William & Mary students and faculty now have the opportunity to get one step closer to earning a private pilot certificate by attending the on-campus ground school taught by a Federal Aviation Administration-certified flight instructor.
Although America’s social welfare system may be lacking in relative size, it more than makes up for it with its complexities, according to Christopher D. Howard, William & Mary’s Pamela C. Harriman Professor of Government and Public Policy.
Nicole Santiago encourages the viewer to look deeper into her paintings, past the initial impression and into the larger possible messages.
Plans are well underway for a celebration, commemoration and exploration honoring the 100th anniversary of women students at W&M
TribeHacks, William & Mary’s annual student-run coding marathon, will move back to Swem Library, the venue of the very first event.
New class by Eliot Dudik, visiting assistant professor of photography, teaches students the art of bookmaking
Joseph Daragan '71 and his wife, Pam, recently donated their collection of 18th and 19th century almanacs to William & Mary Libraries.
The fellowship was created in 1998 by friends of the former state senator and William & Mary alumnus.
William & Mary’s fourth annual Fear 2 Freedom Celebration Event in Trinkle Hall aimed to bring awareness of sexual assault, domestic violence, sex trafficking and child abuse to college students.
William & Mary Sociology Professor Graham Ousey recently co-authored a meta-analysis of studies examining the impacts of immigration on crime rates.
W&M beat every team in the league at least once during the regular season. Can the Tribe seniors, who've compiled the most wins in school history, go out with a conference title?
Kinesiology and Health Sciences major Erin Heald '18 and a team of researchers are investigating the impact cambering could have on injuries to runners.
A new analysis of population trends among coastal sharks of the southeast U.S. shows that all but one of the seven species studied are increasing in abundance.
This recurring feature highlights faculty members from William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute and former chairman and CEO of CNN, will give William & Mary’s 2017 Commencement address.
William & Mary is one of the country’s top producers of Peace Corps volunteers, according to a report released by the organization today.
Eddy Harris, William & Mary’s 1939 Artist in Residence, shows a different perspective of a seemingly familiar world.
William & Mary's swim teams dominated the Colonial Athletic Association championships last weekend, again.
Kayla Weldon ’18 will showcase her choreography of "Trinity" when fellow dance students perform it at a dance conference in March.
The lecture, sponsored each semester by Carl and Martha Tack, will be held March 22 at 7 p.m. in the Integrated Science Center (ISC).
The documentary film on the Bosnian War, was shown first at the university on Feb. 21, in part in response to W&M's 20-year-old Bosnia Project. It will continue being shown at other American colleges and universities.
Photos and illustrations illuminating the lives of Buffalo Soldiers during the Philippine-American War are currently on display in Swem Library’s Botetourt Gallery as part of an exhibit organized by the William & Mary Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies program.
Jolene Mafnas '17 takes on the lead role in Jesse Eisenberg's thought-provoking "Asuncion," opening Feb. 28.
Professor of Kinesiology and Health Sciences John Charles came to W&M in 1979 and has made a major contribution to the university and his profession. The National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education recognized that in January.
The Office of Community Engagement has begun offering courses for students who want to delve into community engagement concepts — and earn academic credit at the same time.
Students are exploring business ideas, collaborating and benefiting from the help of faculty and professionals as the new semester started with the Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center up and running.
Caitlin Lewis Smallwood ’88 directs a team of around 50 data scientists, engineers and mathematicians at Netflix in Los Gatos, California.
Anne Charity Hudley has created a series of videos, podcasts and even an app to help teachers better understand and respond to cultural and language variations in STEM classrooms.
With Jeffrey Breit as its coach, the W&M Trial Team has excelled in 29 competitions over the past decade.
Rowan Lockwood, a professor in William & Mary’s Department of Geology, has strung those data pearls together to craft a set of suggestions for the re-oystering of today’s Chesapeake Bay.
An international collaboration between William & Mary scientists and colleagues at the University of Oxford has discovered that the brown recluse makes extra-strong silk by spinning loops into each strand.
After years-long research on the lives, struggles and performance culture of Pakistani “female spirited” transgender communities, known as hijras, Professor Claire Pamment is exploring spaces beyond the gender binary through theatre.
Jeffrey Doyon ‘85 donated a cello to the William & Mary Department of Music to repay its loan of one to him during his youth and while he was a student.
Students from the Walsingham Academy recently visited the new greenhouse atop William & Mary’s Integrated Science Center and taking on the role of citizen-scientists.
The latest addition to the W&M Law School campus, the James A. and Robin L. Hixon Center for Experiential Learning and Leadership, was dedicated Feb. 8.
Alan Braddock, Ralph H. Wark Associate Professor of Art History & American Studies at William & Mary, co-edited, co-wrote the introduction and wrote an essay for the recently-published "A Greene Country Towne: Philadelphia’s Ecology in the Cultural Imagination."
Robert M. Gates, former Secretary of Defense, discussed current world issues during a 90-minute question-and-answer event at Phi Beta Kappa Hall on Feb. 9. W&M President Taylor Reveley moderated.
Over Charter Day weekend, William & Mary's For the Bold Campaign Chair Sue Hanna Gerdelman ’76 unveiled Affording Opportunity as the official brand for the university’s fundraising effort around scholarships
The day-long event — titled “Intentionality & Serendipity: Creating a Career and a Life” — saw 15 alumnae return to campus to share advice, strategies and career wisdom with students and guests alike.
A new study led by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science links a long-term decline in Chesapeake Bay’s eelgrass beds to both deteriorating water quality and rising summertime temperatures.
It is a community’s collective greatness that makes it special, Michael “Pinball” Clemons ’89 told students, faculty, staff and students gathered in Kaplan Arena Friday afternoon.
A new minor in native studies officially began with the opening of the spring semester.
These recipients will be honored during Charter Day weekend, on Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. in the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium.
Michael "Pinball" Clemons '89, former All-American and a member of the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame, will deliver Friday's Charter Day address at Kaplan Arena.
Since arriving at W&M in 1986, Zuber has quietly been pivotal to the teaching of writing, the pursuit of collaborative and interdisciplinary inquiry, internationalization and international students and to teaching of film and video production.
The Daily Work of Justice series aims to explore social justice issues by having people share their lived experiences
Thompson, assistant professor of English and American studies, will be recognized at W&M Charter Day on Friday, Feb. 10.
Students in the Musical Theatre Workshop pilot class are working on the 1940s-era musical “Swing Wings.” The class is an experiment this semester at William & Mary, as students develop a new musical.
Hundreds of members of the campus and local communities gathered in the Sunken Garden Thursday for the "No Ban in My Name" rally.
William & Mary Assistant Professor of Government Claire McKinney discusses women in U.S. politics.
Anna Klompen ’17 and Karina Brocco French ’16 made significant discoveries in Jonathan Allen’s lab in William & Mary’s Department of Biology.
The university received approximately 14,900 applications from prospective freshmen, about 3.7 percent more than last year.
Doug Bunch's Global Playground aims to raise awareness and share resources with people of the developing world to create educational opportunities where they do not exist.
Like many college and university seniors around, Caroline Golino ’17 is anticipating her graduation with both excitement and contemplation.
The first phase of the Georgian Papers Programme – roughly 33,000 digitized documents, including some penned by King George III regarding the American Revolution – will be publicly released and accessible at no cost beginning Saturday, Jan. 28. William & Mary and the Omohundro Institute are the primary U.S. partners on the international project.
William & Mary’s Division of Sports Medicine received commitments totaling more than $2 million from the family of a beloved former Tribe Athletics physician, Dr. Edward M. Jewusiak.
National Jurist has named Professor Paul Marcus to its annual list of the “Most Influential People in Legal Education.”
William & Mary will present an educational screening of Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” and two related discussions at the university on Feb. 3.
Thomas Jefferson's honorary degree diploma, on loan from the Massachusetts Historical Society, will be on view at William & Mary’s Muscarelle Museum of Art at the beginning of February, providing a highlight for the 2017 Charter Day celebration on Feb. 10.
William & Mary was announced earlier this month as one of the “2017 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs” by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
The new semester brings with it a vast array of opportunities for people to enjoy the arts at William & Mary.
Three members of the Class of 2017 receive $3,000 apiece for their work in creative non-fiction, poetry and fiction.
He’s a Latinist, a chemist, a translator of art history texts and a leading light of Humans of William & Mary. Meet Ben Zhang ’17, this year’s winner of the Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy.
Holistic study of coastal ecosystem reveals rapid response to climate change.
The Whole of Government Center of Excellence, a new track within the W&M Master of Public Policy Program, will train civilian and military leaders to think holistically when dealing with issues of national security.
The White House announced Thursday that Thomas Shannon Jr. ’80 will be acting Secretary of State until the Senate confirms President Trump nominee Rex Tillerson for the office.
W&M students traveled to Richmond on Tuesday to talk with legislators about the university.
Actor and comedian Damon Wayans Jr. will perform at William & Mary’s Phi Beta Kappa Hall on Feb. 11 as part of the university’s Charter Day weekend festivities. Comedian Thomas Dale will open the show.
When you can’t make sense of quantum mechanics, try thinking like a Bayesian.
Approximately 40 William & Mary students participated in service projects across the area as part of the university's Martin Luther King Jr. Community Day.
Daniel Delmonaco, who graduated in December, has been selected to receive William & Mary's 2017 James Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership.
Not only were IT professionals performing the usual equipment maintenance and system updates, they were also implementing some highly-visible upgrades.
William & Mary archaeologist Neil Norman found some almost unbelievably ancient stone tools at a site on the horn of Africa.
The finding may offer farmers a way to reduce harmful emissions from fertilized soil.
The grant, awarded to Jason Chen, will fund the development of virtual reality training systems for geosciences faculty in higher education across the country.
Angela Rye, CEO of IMPACT Strategies and political commentator and analyst for CNN and NPR, will be the keynote speaker at William & Mary’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration program.
Former William & Mary football standout and team captain Sean McDermott '98 has been named the Buffalo Bills head coach.
The edition is the only one in the U.S. and one of three in the world belonging to a library, according to WorldCat’s global library catalog.
William & Mary alumnus Vince Haley '88 will serve on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s White House policy team, according to announcement made Jan. 5.
The William & Mary Committee on Sustainability this fall awarded more than $50,000 in funding to faculty, students and staff for sustainability projects on campus and in the local community through Green Fee grants.
William & Mary has posted the 2016 President's Report, recapping the university's 324th year.
Elizabeth Shadwick, an assistant professor at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science, has deployed a high-tech mooring beneath the seasonally ice-covered waters around Antarctica to better understand ocean acidification in polar regions.
Sam Pressler ’15, the founder of Armed Services Arts Partnership, was named among the top 30 social entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by Forbes.