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.
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.
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."
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
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.
These recipients will be honored during Charter Day weekend, on Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. in the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium.
Thompson, assistant professor of English and American studies, will be recognized at W&M Charter Day on Friday, Feb. 10.
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.
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.
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.
Journal Club, a now-thriving weekly gathering, was founded by two Ph.D. students in the spring as a venue for grad students to share and discuss research.
An exhibition at the Muscarelle Museum of Art explores the founding, funding and legacy of the Brafferton, W&M’s second-oldest building.
As the holiday season approaches, there are a number of events and activities on and around campus to enjoy.
Retired Air Force Col. Kurt Klingenberger, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, ir pursuing a doctorate in the W&M School of Education.
Work is underway to restore the Crim Dell area with native plants.
William & Mary alumna Stephanie Murphy ’00 has become the first Vietnamese-American woman elected to Congress, according to an NBC News article.
W&M junior Bezi Yohannes began writing “Secrets of Meynch,” a coming-of-age fantasy adventure story for young adults, at only 11 years old.
Associate Professor of German Studies Bruce Campbell enlightened his audience on why, years after World War II, authors of detective pulp fiction remain stranded at the intersection of Nazi memory and literature.
W&M alumna and Virginia Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth A. McClanahan '80 recently spoke with W&M Law School students about managing stress in their careers and lives.
William & Mary alumni came from near and far to participate in W&M's 2016 Homecoming weekend.
Ruth Weimer Tillar '45 has been to every Homecoming since she entered William & Mary as a freshman in 1941.
Representing the humanities, Prokhorova, a Russian studies and film and media studies associate professor, defeated Marcus Holmes (government), Rowan Lockwood (geology) and Ryan Vinroot (mathematics).
An implementation team is developing a plan to put more of the Task Force on Race and Race Relations' recommendations into action.
William & Mary launched its $1 billion For the Bold campaign in New York City last night against the backdrop of the iconic Empire State Building.
One year after William & Mary's Task Force on Preventing Sexual Assault concluded its work, the university continues to make strides in implementing its recommendations.
William & Mary junior and Quapaw tribal member Mackenzie Neal is in Washington, D.C., this week as one of about 100 youth delegates chosen to participate in the Eighth Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference and White House Tribal Youth Gathering.
W&M Law Professor Christie Warren will serve as the 2016-17 Fulbright-Schuman Chair at the European University Institute.
William & Mary freshman Samantha Boateng has been named as one of the “22 Under 22 Most Inspiring College Women” by online publication Her Campus.
Philosophy Professor Paul Davies and Associate Professor Matthew Haug both call on neuroscience and social science in their arguments. Now they are hoping to team up.
Camp Kesem is a place where magic happens every summer thanks to students at William & Mary.
Nicco Mele is presently director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.
They're not unique to William & Mary, but research labs structured along the multi-level model are surprisingly rare outside of William & Mary. You see, we operate in that sweet spot between the small college and the enormous research institute.
Education professor Jeremy Stoddard recently developed a program designed to teach high school kids about political issues and campaigns.
New higher education procurement cooperative signs first contracts.
Tribe student-athletes collected 936.5 pounds of food, more than 25 percent of the 3,711 total pounds Colonial Athletic Association schools brought in.
Two William & Mary students were recently recognized as the inaugural recipients of the university’s Newton-Blanchard Prize, which encourages creative writing by undergraduates across the disciplines.
From a globally recognized leader in international criminal law and a leading linguistic scholar to a widely published neuroscientist, the 2016 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence will be bestowed to 20 talented and visionary professors across William & Mary's campus.
Not only has Maria Elena Pada (Mane) excelled at a variety of positions and departments, she has spent more than 20 years going the extra mile.
Work by the university's researchers has been prominent in the national — and even the international — media recently.
It takes a research university to bring together the resources required to address big questions, but the term “research university” takes a bit of unpacking in the context of an institution that, as the charter mandates, "shall be called and denominated, for ever, the College of William and Mary."
On Tuesday, William & Mary will hold its third annual One Tribe One Day – the university’s official day of giving back and paying it forward.
More than 1,000 people are expected on campus Saturday for the annual Day for Admitted Students, but the celebration has been ongoing since the offers of admission were made.
When Peninsula families with school-age children are struggling with academic, behavioral and other issues, they often find support and guidance from the New Horizons Family Counseling Center.
When Peninsula families with school-age children are struggling with academic, behavioral and other issues, they often find support and guidance from the New Horizons Family Counseling Center.
William & Mary ichthyologist Laurie Sanderson has a patent pending on a new type of filter that is designed to be clogless, or at least clog-resistant.
Filmmaker Spike Lee will present the 2016 Atwater Lecture at William & Mary April 20.
More than 150 grad students from the arts and sciences presented their research March 18-19 at the Sadler Center
W&M has been recognized as one of the top U.S. institutions for internationalization.
Reporter David Culver ’09 and Ann Marie Stock, professor of Hispanic studies and film and media studies, teamed up to report the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana this summer in an example of a uniquely W&M collaboration.
The W&M Student Assembly (SA) has partnered with W&M Libraries to promote the use of open educational resources (OER) through campus-wide awareness efforts and grant funding.
Both genders lap their competition. Matt Crispino and staff named coaches of the year for both teams.
The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance presented William & Mary its Partner of the Year award at a Feb. 27 gala at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg.
This recurring feature highlights faculty members from William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
Ellen Stofan '83 served as the keynote speaker at William & Mary’s 2016 Charter Day ceremony.
Chancellor Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 gave a talk at William & Mary Thursday about his new book, "A Passion for Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service."
VIMS partners in Coastal Resilience Laboratory and Accelerator Center to increase resilience to coastal flooding.
Mark your calendars for these arts-related events at William & Mary this spring.
For her work in addressing poverty, educational and health disparities, and human rights abuses, Hallie Westlund is the recipient of William & Mary's 2016 James Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership.
A number of elected officials addressed important coastal policy issues at the third annual Virginia Coastal Policy Center Conference.
Trailing Duquesne, 14-0, W&M roars back to secure the victory and a rematch with CAA rival Richmond.
The Raymond A. Mason School of Business recently jumped more than 20 spots to make Bloomberg Businessweek's Top 40 schools, while faculty were ranked 4th in the nation by Princeton Review.
An NCAA audit shows that the athletic department's 92-percent graduation rate dwarfs the national average.
Ntozake Shange participated in a number of discussions with students and faculty, visited classes and attended a staged reading of her work in Andrews Hall Friday night.
Tim Brooks, who retired in 2007 as executive vice president of research for Lifetime Television, met this week with several groups of students and faculty at William & Mary.
Chancellor Professor of Anthropology Barbara J. King captivates an overflow audience in delivering the recent Tack Faculty Lecture on “Wild Grief/Untamed Love."
Hispanic Studies Professor George Greenia has been awarded the Judith Krug Medal for service to PBK as a national organization.
W&M Chancellor and former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98, talked national security with New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker in a packed Phi Beta Kappa Hall.
A set of recommendations on ways to advance nuclear physics research in the United States includes the significant development of programs at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, a facility where scores of William & Mary scientists conduct research.
Katie Lang '18 recently won two national championships in a U.S. dressage competition in North Carolina.
The program, which provides undergraduate students at William & Mary with mentoring and research opportunities, is marking its fifth anniversary this year.
Dressed in a giant onesie complete with bib and oversize bottle, Peter Vishton goo-gooed and gaa-gaaed his way to victory during William & Mary's annual Raft Debate.
Muscarelle's add to family legacy of giving with gift to the art museum that bears the family's name.
Several of the world's most knowledgeable experts on Iraq will gather on Oct. 8-9 at William & Mary Law School for a symposium on that country's future.
Contributing undergraduate student writer Emily Nye writes about how the Cohen Career Center expands to support the advancement of the students of William & Mary.
Jacob Gunnarson '17 and another student, Alexandra Cramer '18, have been using the observatory to make photographs of the moon, planets and nebulae.
William & Mary alumna Beth Comstock '82 has been named one of this year’s "Most Powerful Women in Business" by Fortune.
Mariana Navarrete Morales, MBA/MPP '16, is a digital marketing intern with Chatabl, a start-up company founded in 2014 by a team of French and American entrepreneurs and based in Paris, France.
A group of graduate students with the William & Mary School of Education recently traveled to South Africa to learn about higher education and counseling in the country as it continues to evolve 21 years following the end of apartheid.
2015 Mandela Washington Fellows are being hosted through William & Mary's partnership with the Presidential Precinct.
They've been assigned to departments within USAID bureaus in Washington, D.C.
Alumni, current students and local dance professionals are part of the Leah Glenn Dance Theatre.
Carli Lloyd's three goals help give coach Jill Ellis' team its first title since 1999.
That's the way it was at William & Mary for much of the 19th century.
David '06 and Rose Hess Lawrence '06 own and operate Red Bread, an organic kitchen and grocer that serves the Los Angeles area.
Center for the Liberal Arts paves the way for new general education curriculum rolling out in August.
W&M English professors chime in with some of the books they think will make your summer more enjoyable.
William & Mary Law School has produced a new video on appellate advocacy featuring Virginia Supreme Court Justices.
Who is the mysterious author or authors of the copious annotations, edits and sometimes very strange markings that appear throughout the text of Swem Library's first-edition copy of Isaac Newton’s "Principia"?
William & Mary researchers found that young adults who eat more fermented foods have fewer social anxiety symptoms, with the effect being greatest among those at genetic risk for social anxiety disorder as measured by neuroticism.
The team's idea to teach children to read and write in Haitian Creole using laptops finished second in a contest at UC-Berkeley. They're in Haiti now, implementing the approach.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's ENLIGHT online learning initiative and the William & Mary School of Education are collaborating to offer the blended course titled Teaching with Exhibits in the History/Social Studies Classroom for the first time this summer.
Several apples have begun growing on the university's Newton trees.
Two professors and nine undergraduate students immersed themselves in field research at the United States-Mexico border, bringing global lessons back to campus and the Williamsburg community.
William & Mary's Committee on Sustainability has announced its Spring 2015 Green Fee Awards.
More people gave during the Tuesday, April 21 event than on any other single day in William & Mary's history.
The Board of Visitors approved the university’s 2015-16 budget Friday, moving forward the third year of the William & Mary Promise and continuing a four-year guaranteed tuition plan for in-state freshmen.
A likeness of the fifth president of the United States joins other statuary artwork on the William & Mary campus.
William & Mary student Aaron Murphy '15 recently became the highest ranked parliamentary debater in the United States and has earned the American Parliamentary Debate Association title of Speaker of the Year.
William & Mary has once again been counted among the top "green colleges" in the country, according to a report released today by The Princeton Review.
In an eight-week Comedy Bootcamp held on the William & Mary campus, seven veterans have discovered their comic identities under the tutelage of professional stand-up comedians.
Kathleen Powell, executive director of career development, has recently been named president-elect of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
William & Mary has logged an unusual "clean sweep" in a prestigious national scholarship program, with all four of the university's nominees winning Goldwater Scholarships.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded William & Mary a $2.6-million grant to establish the W. Taylor Reveley, III Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellows.
As William & Mary prepares to say goodbye to one class, the university is welcoming another: the Class of 2019.
William & Mary's fifth annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium will feature panel discussions, speakers, a solo theatrical performance and a spoken-word event.
Larry Leemis has been preparing a record number of students for success in the actuarial science field.
Organizers of William & Mary’s third annual TEDx event are preparing to take audience members “beyond” this year.
The Presidential Precinct offered two William & Mary in Washington students the chance to promote and handle social media for "Magna Carta 2015," which featured a visit from Prince Charles.
Four members of the W&M community will have key roles in a day-long global issues forum highlighted by a discussion with Britain's Prince Charles.
Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jeffrey Tambor will speak at William & Mary March 31.
What you need to know to enjoy the games -- and more.
It's a first for both programs.
"Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty" offers Muscarelle Museum of Art visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see more than 20 of the master's original drawings in the United States.
William & Mary is one of the top producers of Peace Corps volunteers in the country, according to a ranking released today by the organization.
Five local premieres, sneak preview from Sundance, special guests, film competitions and more highlight 2015 event.
William & Mary's Swem Library is celebrating Black History Month with a number of special events.
For the first time since 2006 when the rankings began, William and Mary has made the list of Top 25 U.S. Undergraduate Institutions to Study International Relations, coming in at 18th. This ranking makes William and Mary the top choice in Virginia for the study of international relations and the number two institution without an international relations Ph.D. program.
Actor Jamie Bell, star of AMC's TURN: Washington's Spies, will join a discussion on television, history and revolution in a public event Feb. 3.
For the 11th consecutive year, William & Mary has received a record number of undergraduate applications, totaling about 14,950 – a 2.7 percent increase from last year.
Public forum on campus features former president of Public Citizen Joan Claybrook, whose talk highlights the upcoming W&M in Washington program.
Kinesiology and Health Sciences Professor Ken Kambis and Colorado resident Marilyn Brown are leading the charge to have a mountain named for the university.
"Television, History and Revolution" will be a discussion with the producers and cast from AMC's "TURN: Washington's Spies" and William & Mary professors.
William & Mary operates more efficiently than any other national university in Virginia, according to an analysis released by U.S. News & World Report Thursday.
The William & Mary Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity recently awarded funding to six projects proposed by faculty, staff and students to help advance campus diversity efforts.
William & Mary is one of the best values among U.S. colleges and universities, according to a report released by Kiplinger's Personal Finance today.
VP will serve as the university's chief financial officer and oversee all of the university’s finance and administrative departments.
William & Mary’s scholar-athletes had another successful year on and off the playing field.
A new course offered this semester through the William & Mary School of Education and Arts & Sciences enabled undergraduates to learn how faculty members study complex educational issues.
Quatro, who received her master’s degree in English from W&M in 1999, is the author of a decorated 2013 collection of short stories. She visited campus in late November courtesy of the Patrick Hayes Writers Series.
The Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary will host an exhibition devoted to Leonardo da Vinci’s fascination with the beautiful and the ugly Feb. 21 to April 5, 2015.
Abid Rizvi '18 had a hand in building the mission while he was still in high school.
Ph.D. candidate Alex Finley's work drew the attention of producers for a PBS show on genealogy. That's where the story begins.
Renewal project completed in 2013 awarded with an outstanding preservation designation.
Largest one-time gift in Law School's history announced at ceremony.
W&M has the highest percentage of undergraduates participating in study abroad programs of any public university in the United States.
Over 200 attendees gathered for William & Mary’s fourth annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference (SECon) Nov. 14 held at Miller Hall where an illustrious crowd of alumni returned to share their experiences with students.
The names of Ryan McGlothlin '01 and Todd Weaver '08, killed in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan, respectively, are added to the newest memorial plaque in the central hall of the Wren Building.
TeachLivE system is a mixed-reality simulation lab that allows pre- and in-service teachers to get experience in front of a classroom without the pressures and consequences that come with being in front of a live group of students.
Two psychology students involved with the William & Mary Healthy Beginnings Project have authored a paper exploring the need for a diaper bank in Williamsburg.
Uncontested races at highest point in 21st century according to a recent W&M report.
The McGlothlin Leadership Forum Fellows tackled some of the thorniest issues facing the nation in a wide-ranging panel discussion at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business Oct. 22.
AP video journalist Dalton Bennett '09 recently received the Baxter-Ward Fellowship, which recognizes alumni of the government department who have distinguished themselves in their field of endeavor.
Aaron Murphy ’15 and Jerusalem Demsas ’17 took first place at the Harvard debate tournament, Oct. 10-11, beating varsity teams from 43 universities across the country.
Hundreds of William & Mary alumni who returned to their alma mater Oct. 16-19 for Homecoming 2014, a weekend filled with the rekindling of old bonds and the forming of new ones.
Students helped plan and install the new woodblock print exhibition as guest curators at the Muscarelle Museum of Art.
Senior kicker John Carpenter has 29 career field goals -- and counting.
William & Mary campus played host to cast and crew from AMC's "TURN: Washington's Spies" Oct. 1, 2014.
William & Mary is sending students out into the world, and welcoming foreign students into ours, in ever-increasing numbers.
Freshman Tommy Griffiths '18 is one of about 10,000 people who have scaled all 48 of New Hampshire's White Mountain peaks measuring over 4,000 feet.
Family Weekend 2014 saw hundreds of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and other relatives of William & Mary students convene for a weekend of fun and entertainment.
Renovation work on the media center at the Earl Gregg Swem Library will begin September 2014.
William & Mary is one of the top universities for undergraduate teaching in the country, according to a ranking released by U.S. News and World Report today.
More than 15,000 undergraduate alumni contributed to the university during the fiscal year that ended June 30.
Sustainability at William & Mary takes another step forward this year, with Calandra Waters Lake's appointment as the university's first director of sustainability.
Four projects designed to improve the quality, scope and/or efficiency of programs at William & Mary were made possible this semester with support from the provost's Creative Adaptation Fund.
Charles "Chip" Esten Puskar '87, one of the stars of "Nashville," has been in show business for more than 25 years and has worked hard for his success.
Ernest Russell will receive the 2014 Charles and Virginia Duke Award.
The institute will help college students and staff members develop on-campus discussion programs about diversity in order to build more inclusive communities.
William & Mary's Mason School of Business is partnering with the Peace Corps to launch the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program at the university.
More students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends made gifts to William & Mary during Thursday’s event than on any other single day in the university's history.
William & Mary has some of the smartest professors in the nation, according to a report published by USA Today this weekend.
The Branch Out program, run by OCE, sponsors 28 trips a year in regional, national and international locations, ranging from Richmond, Va., to Tanzania.
Medal of Honor recipient Leroy Petry, who has become a symbol of inspiration for wounded soldiers, will speak at the 2014 William & Mary Commencement Ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m. May 11 in Kaplan Arena.
Smithsonian Magazine ranking puts Williamsburg among top towns in U.S. for history and culture.
William & Mary has the smartest students of any public university in the country, according to a new ranking by Business Insider.
A survey of more than 900 International Relations (IR) scholars at U.S. universities finds a near consensus on a variety of foreign policy issues.
TribeHacks, the first-ever hackathon held at William & Mary, is set for March 29-30 in Swem Library.
March is the month for bracket madness, and, thanks to a full-court press by the Tribe’s devoted fans, William & Mary made a fast break through one such bracket yesterday to score the title of "Best College in America."
William & Mary is one the nation's top 10 best values for public colleges, according to a report out today by The Princeton Review.
Three William & Mary alumni will receive the Alumni Association's highest honor during Charter Day weekend.
More than 200 students participated in service projects across the Williamsburg area in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The 2013 President's Report is now available on the William & Mary website.
Four William & Mary alumni have been named to positions in the Virginia Governor's Cabinet by Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe.
W&M's Yule Log ceremony is Dec. 14 in the Wren Courtyard.
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.
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.
It was probably the worst day of the summer to trap turtles. The weather was good and the season was right. But Randy Chambers’ Wetland Ecosystems class just happened to pick Sept. 4 for their turtle trapping.