2017 News Stories

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Charles honored as a NAKHE fellow

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.

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Bringing community engagement into the classroom

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.

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Moving pictures

Caitlin Lewis Smallwood ’88 directs a team of around 50 data scientists, engineers and mathematicians at Netflix in Los Gatos, California.

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Alumnus plays it forward with gift of cello

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.

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W&M law alumnae share advice at annual leadership conference

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.

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Study: long-term eelgrass loss due to joint effects of shade, heat

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.

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Clemons at Charter Day: ‘It’s what we all add’

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.

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Four awarded W&M Alumni Medallion

These recipients will be honored during Charter Day weekend, on Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. in the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium.

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Renaissance Woman Zuber wins Jefferson Award

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.

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W&M faculty in the media this month

This recurring feature highlights faculty members from William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.

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First batch of royal Georgian papers released

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.

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The college that's a university

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.

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Honoring King by sharing hope

Approximately 40 William & Mary students participated in service projects across the area as part of the university's Martin Luther King Jr. Community Day.

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W&M IT makes upgrades to cable, classroom tech

Not only were IT professionals performing the usual equipment maintenance and system updates, they were also implementing some highly-visible upgrades.

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W&M alumnus to serve in White House

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.

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From bees to LEDs, grants support sustainability projects across W&M

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.

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High-tech mooring will measure beneath Antarctic ice

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.