This recurring feature highlights faculty members from the College of William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
It's been another eventful and successful year for the alma mater of the nation.
At their Dec. 12 meeting, the Faculty of Arts & Sciences voted in favor of new general education requirements for the undergraduate program at the College of William & Mary.
Tyler Brent '15 won a State Department scholarship out of high school, postponed enrolling at W&M and has found numerous opportunities available to him as a result.
World statesman Nelson Mandela passed away Dec. 5, 2013. Associate Professor of History Robert T. Vinson discusses his legacy.
Actor Michael Cera, director Sebastian Silva, web series creator Cristobal Ross come to W&M to kick off 2014 theme of Journeys and Passages.
William & Mary is one of just two universities piloting a new program for the U.S. State Department that will help policy makers address pressing world issues.
As the Philippines continue to deal with the impact of the massive storm that struck in early November, William & Mary is also continuing its efforts to support that recovery process, working on the W&M campus, in the halls of D.C. and in the streets of Cebu.
Students from eight university labs, USAID staffers and international development leaders convened Nov. 16-18 to evaluate what they've done and where they're going.
The Tribe's senior soccer player helps team make NCAA tournament by being named Colonial Athletic Association defensive player of the year.
On Nov. 22 at the Kimball Theatre, the W&M Global Film Festival will launch its 2014 theme “Journeys & Passages” with an evening of Chilean-American programming featuring special guests Chilean director Sebastián Silva and American actor Michael Cera.
When it comes to restoring plants to areas disturbed by human activity, terrestrial researchers are far ahead of their marine counterparts. Professor Robert “JJ” Orth of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science is now collaborating with colleagues in Australia to narrow that gap.
Led by President Reveley, the delegation traveled to three cities, connected with alumni and discussed future ventures with prestigious Chinese universities.
The world is now mobilizing to help the hundreds of thousands who were impacted by Typhoon Haiyan, and William & Mary is joining that effort, asking College's family to become "heroes" for the Filipino family.
The College of William & Mary has the highest percentage of undergraduates who participate in study abroad programs compared to any other public university in the United States, according to a report released by the Institute of International Education.
Maryam Mortazavi, MBA ‘14, discusses her previous education in Iran and her life as an international student at William & Mary.
John Nezlek, professor of psychology at William & Mary, received a Fulbright Core Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year to study people’s daily experiences, and their correlates, to the Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej (Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities).
Austin Strange ’12, reflects on his study abroad experience at William & Mary and how it shaped his worldview.
More recent graduates of William & Mary received Fulbright U.S. student grants this year than the graduates of any other college or university in Virginia, according to a list of top-producing Fulbright institutions published by the Chronicle for Higher Education today.
William & Mary Chancellor and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates '65, L.H.D. '98 will donate his personal papers to his undergraduate alma mater, the university announced today.
Dr. Bijoy Nandan chooses VIMS as host institution for Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer Fellowship.
Professor Hassan Al-Sayed, visiting scholar in residence from Qatar University, came to W&M Law School to conduct comparative legal research.
The W&M Confucius Institute paired up with Peter Chang to bring authentic Chinese cuisine to campus.
Tyler Bembenek '15, an international relations and German studies major, was awarded the first Gates Scholarship for summer study abroad earlier this year.
VIMS Ph.D. students Katie May Laumann and Julia Moriarty were independently selected by the National Science Foundation for the prestigious East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI). The two-month-long residency provides students in science, engineering, and education first-hand research experience working with a host scientist in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan.
The traditional celebration, held on Sept. 18 at the Sadler Center, dazzled a large crowd with food, arts and crafts and other exhibits.
David Trichler is the operations director for AidData at the ITPIR. He was among 99 professionals under age 33 selected by Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.
Kinesiology and Health Sciences professor and six undergraduates spent the summer on a variety of child nutrition projects in Uganda, Malawi and Tanzania.
Hope has arrived again in the Virgin Islands. This is the fifth year that the whimbrel has returned to her wintering grounds on St. Croix, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Students in the 2013 William & Mary summer study abroad program in Barbados uncovered artifacts and architectural evidence at the St. Nicholas Abbey sugar plantation.
The university has already seen the arrival of its newest graduate students, and the undergraduates are not far behind with move-in day on Aug. 23 and classes starting Aug. 28.
Thirteen recent William & Mary graduates have been awarded Fulbright U.S. student grants, tying an institutional record set in 2010
Brent Kaup recently published a book, "Market Justice: Political Economic Struggle in Bolivia," about the country's shift from neoliberal to counter-neoliberal policies and the groups that have influenced those changes.
Allison Biggs '06 returned to campus last week to address AidData students and faculty about her position with ONE and to reflect on how W&M prepared her.
Marshall Zobel ’15, the upperclassman speaker for the 2013 William & Mary new student orientation program, reflects on his semester studying abroad at the University of St Andrews in spring 2013.
Mason School of Business Professor Deborah Hewitt discusses the impact of China in the global market.
On June 29, William & Mary held its first overseas New Student and Family Program for more than 100 incoming graduate and undergraduate students and families in Beijing, China.
The high heat and humidity of summer in Williamsburg has done little to slow the pace of the William & Mary Confucius Institute.
VIMS Professor Jim Perry been elected president of the Society of Wetland Scientists.
Two senior representatives of the National Police of the Democratic Republic of Congo visited the William & Mary campus on Thursday to meet with Psychology Professor Harvey Langholtz.
An entry to an AidData map-off competition becomes a conflict map of bank energy and mining projects in Central Africa.
Getting shot, stabbed, and blown up might not sound like much fun, but for Yuri Lowenthal ’93, it's just another day at the office.
Professors Jennifer Bickham Mendez and Robert Sanchez help students understand the nuances of immigration policies.
William & Mary will see humor scholars from around the world converge on its brick pathways next week as it hosts the 25th annual International Society for Humor Studies Conference July 2-6.
One point was made over and over again at the June 21 ceremonial signing of a conservation easement to protect Werowocomoco: American history did not begin with the 1607 landing of the Jamestown settlers.
VIMS Professor Emmett Duffy has been appointed director of the Smithsonian's Tennenbaum Marine Observatories.
Mike Tierney joined co-author Chris Marcoux of DePauw University in presenting their paper "Environmental and Climate Finance in a New World" to scholars, aid practitioners and policymakers in Stockholm, Sweden.
The "Beat the Record" challenge was initiated in 2011 to rally unprecedented philanthropic support among alumni for William & Mary by the end of each fiscal year on June 30.
The Teaching, Research and International Policy project [TRIP] of the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations welcomed a group of scholars from around the globe to explore the state of international relations.
Incoming EMBA students will now spend a week during the fall semester of their first year studying and learning Chinese business principles from leading scholars at Fudan University, located in Shanghai.
The New York Times reported Wednesday night that William & Mary alumnus James B. Comey '82 will be nominated by President Barack Obama as the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Fulbright Commission of Ireland recently launched William & Mary adjunct professor Shannon Chance's new photography collection at the O'Connell House in Dublin.
Persistence of “urban” organics downstream favors dead-zone formation.
Award recognizes great professional promise through scholarship, character, and leadership.
The two professors are the eighth and ninth W&M faculty members chosen.
William & Mary's more than 90,000 alumni now have access to JSTOR thanks to the College library's participation in JSTOR's Alumni Access program.
The scholarships and fellowships are designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with resources to acquire language skills and experience in countries critical to the future security and stability of the U.S.
The following are prepared remarks by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller for the 2013 William & Mary Commencement ceremony.
As they begin a new chapter in their lives, the members of William & Mary’s Class of 2013 should seek to live lives of integrity, service, patience and humility, said FBI Director Robert S. Mueller on Sunday.
The following are the prepared closing remarks of President Taylor Reveley for the 2013 William & Mary Commencement ceremony.
William & Mary Chancellor and former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates '65 appeared this weekend on "Face The Nation," CBS News' Sunday public affairs broadcast.
Will Shimer '14 and Heather McCormic '14 served as W&M's first interns for International Affairs at Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base.
AidData's latest database made news around the globe.
Historian Lu Ann Homza took five students to Pamplona, Spain over spring break to study handwritten manuscripts of court cases from the 1600s.
Reves Center for International Studies, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) host first major international conference of Williamsburg-CSIS forum.
Incoming W&M assistant professor of history, Fahad Ahmad Bishara, studies trans-regional Islamic connections across the Indian Ocean
Members of W&M's Student Partnership for International Medical Aid team (SPIMA) and AidData teams spent a weekend in St. Louis with the former President and experts in five global initiatives.
As a child, Sarah Glaser dreamed of working in Africa. In studying the fishing of Lake Victoria, Glaser made her dream come true.
Varun Soni, dean of religious life at the University of Southern California, will serve as the speaker at this year’s Service of Celebration
AidData released a database April 29 that tracks China's financial commitment to development in Africa.
Associate professor of English has served as assistant to former President Tim Sullivan, director of the Writing Resource Center, president of Faculty Assembly and faculty director of joint degree program with St Andrews.
Elizabeth Atkins ’13 was born in Saudi Arabia, and finally made it back to the Middle East through an Arabic language study abroad program in Jordan.
Afghan-American Homaira Noorestani will use her LL.M. degree to continue to build her legal career and the NGO she founded, Ariana Outreach.
Undergraduate research fellows will present their work to policy officials and scholars.
Former ambassador to the United Nations spoke about negotiation strategy with Iran at the university’s inaugural intercollegiate Model United Nations conference.
New grant will support two major initiatives that aim to improve interactions between international relations theorists and practitioners.
She was science coordinator on an expedition that included the first solo descent to the deepest place on earth.
International relations alumnus Mark Zimmer '99 is a Foreign Service Officer currently serving as the Spokesperson of the American Institute in Taiwan.
Professor J. Emmett Duffy is the lead author on an article in the new issue of BioScience, which calls for establishment of a national network to monitor the diversity of marine life.
Francis Tanglaos-Aguas he has sought to make the W&M theatre production of "Sitayana" a collaborative effort between faculty and students.
Deborah Hewitt, assistant dean for MBA programs and economics professor, shares her thoughts on how China's becoming a central player in the global economy.
Mark Harris of Global Education & HR Consultancy Services and Global Education Skills Alliance spoke to W&M on the development and implementation of a global education consortium.
Robert D. Kaplan discussed “The Indian Ocean Basin in Global Context” as the keynote lecture of W&M’s 2013 Critchfield Conference.
More than 25,000 visitors have made the pilgrimage to Williamsburg to view the Michelangelo exhibition. A few days remain to view two groundbreaking exhibitions, on display this week through Sunday.
Former British Prime Minister and William & Mary Chancellor Margaret Thatcher passed away on Monday at the age of 87.
The annual "I am W&M" week at William & Mary promotes diversity on campus.
Weekly AidData sponsored lunch meetings bring undergraduate researchers together with others who share their interest in international development.
Katherine Arcement '13 achieves a rare distinction for a student: inclusion in the world-famous London Review of Books.
Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and Ambassador to the United Nations to speak at William & Mary’s first intercollegiate Model United Nations conference.
WMMUN won the Best Small Delegation award at recent competition in Melbourne, Australia.
The history of breakdancing is most often associated with New York hip-hop culture, not that of Guangzhou, China, but Qi Chen, an exchange student from the University of Adelaide, will be the first to trumpet the connection. Chen has been a member of William & Mary’s Bboy (breakdancing) Club since his arrival on campus for the Spring 2012 semester.
On Saturday, William & Mary students had the opportunity to listen to other members of their "historically innovative" university talk about ideas that are shaping the future.
More than 60 William & Mary students attended "What You Do Matters Collegiate," a leadership summit on hate speech, which sought to answer the question: "How can we create environments where hate cannot flourish?"
A socially-minded concept created by student Pat Austria hopes to improve disaster management and make a positive change for those living in the Philippines.
The Office of International Students, Scholars, and Programs (ISSP) provide services to assist W&M’s international community file taxes.
Information Technology was able to send a little piece of itself to Cayambe, Ecuador, recently when a group of five freshmen from the Kappa Sigma Fraternity traveled there on an alternative spring break trip.
The Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), AidData's newest official partner, has developed a system for the World Bank that automates the geocoding of all Bank-financed projects and enables more efficient mapping of the projects for monitoring and evaluation.
Dr. Rudra Sil of the University of Pennsylvania discussed “When More is Less: Is the Global Diffusion of Social Media Clouding Our Vision of World Affairs?”
Connor Smith ’14, grew up in a family committed to foreign affairs. Now he is organizing W&M’s first intercollegiate Model United Nations (MUN) conference.
The Reves Center for International Studies has announced its 2013 faculty fellows.
Hailed as one of the world's foremost experts on disability law and rights, Professor Michael Stein is one of nine inaugural recipients of the Henry Viscardi Achievement Award.
U.S. News ranked William & Mary's graduate programs in education, law, business and U.S. colonial history among the best in the nation.
The Center for Legal and Court Technology, a joint initiative of William & Mary Law School and the National Center for State Courts, will conduct a simulated bi-national marine commission hearing on March 22.
Muscarelle Museum of Art Scholar in Residence will deliver a Reves Hall Coffee Hour lecture on Studying the Renaissance Architecture of Florence: Virtual Drawing and Contemporary Art.
Research by Brad Parks of the AidData Center for Development Policy was recently featured in The Economist.
Bob Diaz has co-authored a new report, commissioned by the U.N., that provides recommendations for managing the use of nitrogen and phosphorous in a world where the coastal waters of most developed nations suffer from excessive inputs of these and other nutrients.
For the second year, the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary will be the gathering place for leaders from the public and private sectors to engage and act to address social issues.
Scholars from around the world will discuss the geopolitics, science and technology, trade, culture and history of the Indian Ocean Basin.
Eight students investigate topics from social media in elections to still-vivid perceptions of Che Guevarra.
First major study of the Australian political system published by an American for more than 40 years.
Students and faculty who visited the Reves Center last Thursday had the opportunity to expand their musical horizons at a master class given by sarod master Irfan Khan.
The nexus of science and development has immense potential for solving international development's greatest challenges, and William & Mary students have the opportunity to be at the forefront of that movement. This was the appeal by Dr. Alex Dehgan, Science and Technology Adviser to the Administrator at USAID, as he addressed W&M students and faculty on Feb. 11.
Researchers with the Reform Incentives Project at the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations have released an independent report investigating the U.S. government's Millennium Challenge Corporation's (MCC's) impact on reform efforts in developing countries.
This time of year, there are signs of the Chinese New Year across the university, so much so that two major Chinese national TV outlets aired stories about W&M students.
Ambassador Elin Suleymanov spoke with faculty, staff and students about Azerbaijan's unique place on the world stage.
Approximately 270 students, faculty, staff and non-profit organization members from 40 colleges and universities across the country gathered at the Mason School of Business last weekend for the 2013 Active Citizens Conference.
William & Mary Chancellor Robert M. Gates '65 L.H.D. '98 was among a small group that received a briefing of four current globally focused research projects at the university.
Ornithologists and bird enthusiasts from around the globe will flock to Williamsburg for a chance to hear from esteemed researchers and mingle with avian royalty.
William & Mary's first-ever TEDx event will take place on March 30 at 2 p.m. and will feature nine speakers from the university's community.
Muhammed Tabiu of the Department of Islamic Law at Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria will offer two public lectures and teach a short course at the W&M Law School.
Under the theme "Film & Youth," William & Mary's sixth annual Global Film Festival (W&M GFF) will feature films and guest filmmakers from around the world.
Higher education is a public good that should be supported by the government for the benefit of society as a whole, said former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates at William & Mary's Charter Day ceremony on Feb. 8.
Chancellor's Charter Day speech calls education the single most important driver of opportunity and prosperity at home, and for American influence and idealism abroad.
President Taylor Reveley's closing remarks from the 2013 Charter Day ceremony.
International students invited to an array of activities designed to help them acclimate to American culture.
Global Education Office addresses unique social, professional needs of former study abroad students
The Muscarelle Museum of Art celebrates its 30th anniversary with 25 drawings preserved by Michelangelo’s descendants from the family home, the Casa Buonarroti in Florence. On display Feb. 9 – April 14.
A William & Mary professor has taken her research on creativity to an international audience over the last few months, first in France, most recently in South Africa, and next in Thailand.
The I-Faith student group hosted a one-day conference celebrating United Nations' World Interfaith Harmony Week.
The College of William & Mary remains one of the top producers of Peace Corps volunteers, according to a ranking released by the organization Tuesday.
Political advisor to the commander of United States Air Force Air Combat Command provides an unclassified overview of recent global and regional political-military trends.
A Q&A with Lois Critchfield, who will receive an honorary degree from William & Mary at the 2013 Charter Day ceremony.
Nine W&M students, led by Professor Jennifer Mendez, spent part of their winter break on the U.S.–Mexico border immersed and enthralled in the human side of immigration.
A W&M junior is spending the academic year in Russia and China to further her dream of becoming a professional interpreter.
Teresa Longo will receive the Thomas Jefferson Award at William & Mary's Charter Day ceremony on Feb. 8.
Michael Tierney '87, co-director of the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations, will receive the Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award on Charter Day.
President Barack Obama nominated Mary Jo White ’70 to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, an agency that has an instrumental role in implementing Wall Street reform.
Professor Emmett Duffy of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science has been selected as one of the Commonwealth's outstanding faculty members by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
In recognition of the United Nations' World Interfaith Harmony Week, William & Mary will host a one-day conference, “The Importance of Multi-Faith Understanding and the Dangers of Religious Intolerance,” on Feb. 3.
Faculty, staff, and students from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science took a trip around the globe last week at the Institute’s 2nd Annual International Potluck Dinner.
Scheduled over President’s Day weekend (Feb. 14-17) at the Kimball Theatre, the four-day main event will again feature films from around the world, live performances, receptions and presentations by invited filmmakers.
The Reves Center is helping to establish a forum that will promote the development of effective political and economic systems in parts of the world where they are currently weak or lacking.
The Office of International Students, Scholars, and Programs oriented 14 new international students to life at W&M and in the United States.
A $4.49 million grant to an international team that includes researchers Robert “JJ” Orth, Ken Moore, and Scott Marion of VIMS will support efforts to develop innovative techniques and tools for restoring eelgrass.
William & Mary was among 50 colleges and universities recognized for their commitment to civic democratic engagement by a national association of student affairs administrators.
W&M Chancellor and former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will speak at the 2013 Charter Day on Feb. 8.
A cadre of William & Mary's physicists was involved in a project that made the Physics World list of the top 10 breakthroughs for 2012.
A 2003 alumna of the Ph.D. program at VIMS, Shelby Walker is now the Strategic Planning Team Lead for the Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation within NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.
It was another exciting trip around the sun for the historic, 319-year-old institution.