2011

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W&M nurtures global friendships

Community members learn about another country; students get first-hand look at American life. Everybody wins.

Students spend a day as CIA analysts

Katie Mitchell '13, Emily Pehrsson '13, Dallen McNerney '14, and Connor Smith '14 represented William & Mary at a CIA Crisis Simulation Competition in November.

President Obama signs act named for Kate Puzey '06

President Barack Obama recently signed the Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act, named for a William & Mary alumna who was killed while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa.

Computer science team advances to World Finals

A team of student computer scientists will represent William & Mary at an international competition in Poland this May after racking up a College-best showing at a preliminary event in November.

Robert M. Gates '65 to speak at William & Mary's Charter Day

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and William & Mary alumnus Robert M. Gates '65 will serve as the keynote speaker at the College’s 2012 Charter Day ceremony. Professor Emeritus of Government James A. Bill, founding director of the Reves Center, will also be honored at the event.

W&M alum interns at White House

William & Mary alumnus Frank “Beau” Wright ’10 was selected to intern at the White House this fall. He was one of ten Virginians and over 140 people nationwide to be selected.

CFGE work influences philosophy, practice in Japan

In relationship to the Center for Gifted Education's work with Japan, friendship building may eventually lead to a philosophical shift in the way gifted education is viewed in the country.

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Libya's message to the world: Freedom triumphs over evil

Ali Suleiman Aujali, Libyan Ambassador to the United States, and Aly R. Abuzaakouk, executive director of the Libya Forum for Human and Political Development, address students about their nation's transition to democracy.

Theatre professor receives Dakila Award in education

Associate Professor of Theatre Francis Tanglao-Aguas recently received the 2011 Dakila Achievement Award in Education from the Philippine American Foundation for Charities, Inc. in Washington, D.C.

J-Lab scientist wins award for graphene invention developed at W&M

Like most inventors, Jefferson Lab scientist Xin Zhao's moment of inspiration was prompted by a need, and the result was an invention that could someday see batteries in electric vehicles and similar devices boosted or replaced by high-power, high-capacity, fast-charge/discharge energy storage systems using graphene.

Report: How colleges should provide aid to Haiti

The Haiti Compact recently released a report, which outlines the group's findings and gives other interested colleges guidance for planning their own alternative break trips to Haiti.

China conference puts W&M Law School on the map

The first international conference hosted by William & Mary Law School's Property Rights Project came to its successful conclusion Oct. 15 at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

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W&M a staunch supporter of International Education Week

Joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State is designed to help "promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States."

Global Film Festival to shoot community lip dub Saturday

This Saturday, Nov. 5, at noon in front of the Kimball Theater, the William and Mary Global Film Festival will be filming Southeast Side Story, a community-wide lip dub musical adaptation of the film West Side Story.

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Conference on Korea, Northeast Asia coming to W&M

Topics to be discussed from 1-5 p.m. on Nov. 4 are “Nuclear Energy in post-Fukushima Asia” (1 p.m.-2:45) and “Korea, the United States, and the World” (3 p.m.-4:45).

W&M a top producer of Fulbright students

The College of William and Mary is one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright Students in the country, according to data released by the Chronicle of Higher Education Oct. 23.

Diaz assists in U.N. report on marine low-oxygen 'dead zones'

Professor Bob Diaz of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science has played a major role in a new U.N. report on low-oxygen "dead zones," a growing threat to ocean life and marine economies in coastal waters throughout the world.

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O'Connor urges international understanding

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor appeared via video at the Eighth Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference to accept the 2011 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize.

Beyond Hello Kitty!

Japanese culture of 'cute' scores an international victory over samurai and ninja.

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Caitlin Roberts ’13 wins Freeman-ASIA award

Scholarship awarded to students interested in studying abroad in Asia or Southeast Asia, and carries requirement to perform service project upon return.

W&M students travel around the world for summer break

When William & Mary Student Assembly President Kaveh Sadeghian '12 e-mailed the student body, asking them where they were over the summer and what they were doing, more than 500 students from across the globe responded.

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AidData research assistants attend select Global Innovation Forum

Alex Atkins ’13 and Kedar Pavgi ’11 invited to attend Athgo International’s 4th Global Innovation Forum on Climate Change and Constructive Entrepreneurship based on AidData involvement.

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International Student Success Series begins

Extended orientation designed to give international students the tools to succeed at the College of William & Mary.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) workshop series begins

Sponsored by the Reves Center for International Studies, the Writing Resource Center, and the Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences for faculty and staff working with international students.

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National rankings highlight William & Mary

The start of the fall semester means it's time for college rankings and William & Mary has once again been highlighted by several national publications.

College to mark 10th anniversary of 9/11

The College of William and Mary will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with several events on Sunday, including a remembrance ceremony.

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VIMS research team returns to Amazon plume

VIMS researchers join an international team to study how the Amazon River's huge freshwater plume affects the biology and chemistry of the Atlantic Ocean.

Tribe pulls together to face Hurricane Irene

Though the hurricane threatened to do its worst, its approach didn’t stop the William & Mary community from pulling together and offering assistance to one another in advance of the storm.

New Confucius Institute Expands W&M’s Global Reach

In partnership with Beijing Normal University and the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), the College will offer Chinese language and culture courses, provide teacher training, and support study abroad, officials announced Tuesday.

VIMS professor helps assess global status of tuna and billfish stocks

A global study by an international team including professor John Graves of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, has found that several species of tunas and billfishes are threatened and in need of further protection.

William & Mary physics team has role in neutrino experiment

A team of William & Mary physicists has an important role in the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment, a multinational collaboration to advance science's understanding of ubiquitous, yet mysterious, particles known as neutrinos.

W&M receives a visit from its 'sister'

Students and faculty members from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) - William & Mary's new "sister university" - visited Williamsburg in July and August to take classes, make friends and share information about their lives, culture and education with the College's faculty and students.

Sport Fishing magazine honors VIMS professor

Sport Fishing magazine has chosen professor John Graves of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science as one of five winners of its inaugural Making a Difference awards.

W&M selected for President’s interfaith, service challenge

The College of William and Mary has been selected as one of 200 colleges and universities nationwide to participate in the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, which seeks to motivate institutions of higher learning to foster interfaith cooperation through service.

Destination: India

Executive MBA students complete their International Residency in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai.

Program promotes friendships between international students, community members

That part of her education is being facilitated by two local residents who signed up to participate in the William & Mary Global Friends Program, a Reves Center for International Studies initiative that aims to connect international students with community members to encourage cross-cultural understanding.