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Former PIPS Fellow Publishes in Diplomatic Courier Magazine

Emily Pehrsson '13, former research fellow of the Project on International Peace and Security (PIPS), has published an article in the global affairs magazine, Diplomatic Courier, entitled "Making the Grade: International Regulatory Framework for Cybersecurity".

VIMS study reveals unexpected pollutant levels in S. African port

During last week's 33rd annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Mark La Guardia of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science presented results of research into the consequences of this "e-waste" stream.

Lu Ann Homza (center) discusses with her students intricate script handwriting of copies of 15th century Spanish manuscripts.
Into the archives...

The writing is cramped, and ink bleeds through the 400-year-old manuscript. There are letters missing or substituted, strange abbreviations and various words that seem to make no sense.

W&M remains a study-abroad leader

William & Mary has one of the highest percentages of undergraduates who participate in study-abroad programs, according to a study released by the Institute of International Education today.

Rare interviews captured in Russia

Student research provides scholars with firsthand accounts of the film industry before, during and after the Soviet Union.

'Et a votre gauche, le Sunken Garden'

Sam Fansler '13, a European Studies major, gave a tour of the William & Mary campus in French to a group of middle schoolers from Sainte Jeanna d’Arc Catholic School in Southern France on Wednesday.

Study confirms sea-level rise is accelerating along northeast U.S. coast

A new study by emeritus professor John Boon of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that the rate of sea-level rise is increasing at tidal stations along the Atlantic coast of North America, including those in Norfolk, Baltimore, New York, and Boston.

Students find inspiration in Dalai Lama's remarks

Students made up a large part of the 8,200-person crowd that packed Kaplan Arena in William & Mary Hall yesterday to hear the Dalai Lama present his talk on compassion.

CCB tracks another surprising whimbrel migration

Catching whimbrels on their breeding grounds in the Arctic Circle is quite different from trapping those same birds in their mid-migration staging areas on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

NGO started at W&M receives $500,000 from Clinton initiative

William & Mary alumnus George Srour '05 recently received $500,000 from the Clinton Global Initiative for his international social-profit organization Building Tomorrow, which builds educational academies for children in sub-Saharan Africa.

Julian Oreska '09 speaks Bandai's language

Many come to the College of William & Mary to pursue degrees that they think will lead them to careers. Julian Oreska '09 didn't think his education would someday lead him to designing toys on the other side of the globe.

New freshmen bring unique experiences to campus

The Class of 2016 will soon be on campus, and -- along with furniture, clothes and photos -- the new students are bringing an array of personal experiences with them.

W&M a best value, top college in Princeton Review guide

W&M is included in The Princeton Review's "The Best 377 Colleges: 2013 Edition," which was released today. William & Mary is also included in the book's ranking of best-value public colleges.

Inaugural UESTC summer program a success

University of Electronic Sciences and Technology of China (UESTC)/W&M summer program looks set to become annual event.

From student to scholar in just one tweet

Jacob Lassin '13 is getting international acclaim from scholars and the media for his thesis about the commemoration of World War II in Russian social media.

Music to his ears: Nelson wins Pickering Fellowship

One of only 20 graduate students nationwide chosen for the program, Nelson heads to Yale University to complete post-graduate work and prepare to serve as a Foreign Affairs officer.

Arne Duncan, college leaders discuss affordability in higher ed

U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter participated in a roundtable discussion about affordability and accountability along with William & Mary President Taylor Reveley and leaders from several other colleges.

Harriman fellowship program honored at State Department

More than 150 diplomats, scholars, fellowship alumni and friends of Ambassador Pamela Harriman gathered at a reception at the State Department on June 27 to honor the late ambassador and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the foreign service fellowship program that bears her name.

VIMS professor leads mission to underwater research station

Professor Mark Patterson of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science will next week team with National Geographic's Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle on what might be the last expedition to NOAA's Aquarius Undersea Laboratory.

Education professor receives Fulbright to Ireland

Shannon Chance will work in the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) during the 2012-13 academic year, researching innovative ways to teach engineering and architecture and co-teaching architecture courses.

PIPS hits its stride

The Project on International Peace and Security enters its fifth year with a sterling reputation for undergraduate contributions to the policy-making community.

Roessler paper wins APSA award

Philip Roessler, assistant professor of government, is this year's recipient of the Gregory Luebbert Article Award for the best article in the field of comparative politics.

Face 2 Face, Art in Translation

Professors in the arts and humanities inhabit more than one world, and one of the most profound examples can be found in the act of translation.

Ecologists call for preservation of remaining biological diversity

Professor Emmett Duffy of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, is one of 17 prominent ecologists calling for renewed international efforts to curb the loss of biological diversity, which is compromising nature's ability to provide goods and services essential for human well-being.

W&M Chancellor makes the case for international education

In a speech earlier this week at the world’s largest gathering of international educators, William & Mary Chancellor Robert M. Gates '65 said the United States' top diplomatic tool is global education.

W&M and its Chancellor featured on ‘CBS This Morning’

The interview covered everything from Gates’ assessment of the country’s current national security to an insider’s take on the killing of Osama bin Laden to the differences between President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.

Going to Ghana

W&M laptops will help students in rural Ghana go to college.

William & Mary opens Confucius Institute

The day-long celebration of events included a private tour of Rowe House, the home of the Confucius Institute at William & Mary, as well as a trip to the College Child Care Center to observe Mandarin language classes in action.

W&M-BNU Faculty Forum to focus on Confucian Classics

Faculty presenters include T.J. Cheng, Eric Han, Yanfang Tang, Emily Wilcox, Tomoko Connolly and Xin Wu, as well as eminent scholars from Beijing Normal University. Tuesday, April 17, beginning at 2 p.m.

2012 Reves Faculty Fellows announced

Funding supports faculty-student research and collaboration on internationally-focused, engaged scholarship.

VIMS professor helps lead international study of ocean value

Professor Robert Diaz of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, is a co-editor of "Valuing the Ocean" a major new study by an international team of scientists and economists that attempts to measure the ocean's monetary value and to tally the costs and savings associated with human decisions affecting ocean health.

Key neutrino behavior observed at Daya Bay

An international team of physicists has reported the first set of observations detailing important behavior of neutrino oscillation, an accomplishment that is a necessary step to additional experiments intended to answer fundamental questions about the makeup of the universe.

All about the algorithms

Sometimes the guys on Team Gold say “worlds.” Other times, they say “finals.” Both terms refer to the World Finals of the Association for Computing Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) to be held in May in Warsaw, Poland.

Learning from Islam's history

Kraemer Scholar-In-Residence, Asma Afsaruddin, speaks to students about the importance of learning from the past of the Islamic political system.

Pianist returns to W&M after world tour

After performing in places ranging from the Amazon Basin to New Zealand, celebrated pianist Anna Kijanowska will once again grace the College's stage Tuesday night to perform with the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra.

Global Film Festival focuses on 'Film and the City'

The College of William and Mary's fifth annual Global Film Festival will feature films, musical performances, and guest filmmakers from around the world from Feb. 16-19.

W&M celebrates Charter Day, Robert Gates '65 invested as chancellor

Although America faces many obstacles including increased partisanship, the country has "the power and the means to overcome them," former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates '65 told William & Mary's Charter Day audience Friday after being invested as the College's new chancellor.

A Few Minutes With Jim Bill

Founding director of the Reves Center for International Studies reflects on his tenure.

School of Education Associate Dean Chris Gareis visits China

In November Christopher Gareis, Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Professional Services, visited China in support of two different partnerships between the School of Education and universities in Kunming and in Beijing.