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Senator visits ITPIR and AidData

The U.S. senator met on Dec. 5 with faculty, staff and students to discuss their research initiatives.

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A Semester in Singapore

Akshay Deverakonda '15 sought new challenges in a semester at the National University of Singapore.

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Students Learn the Ropes Before Heading Abroad

Students heading out for spring semester abroad got a thorough briefing from staff and students about what they needed to know before departing.

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Protecting First Amendment liberties at and beyond our borders

In his latest book, "The Cosmopolitan First Amendment: Protecting Transborder Expressive and Religious Liberties," Professor Timothy Zick invites readers to examine the First Amendment not in domestic places like public parks and streets, but at and beyond America's territorial borders.

A thousand years of environmental change in Polynesia

A William & Mary archaeologist has been studying 1,000 years of the islanders’ methods of coping with life amid some rapidly changing ecosystems atop geologically unstable islands.

Baxter-Ward Fellow 'finds home' as video journalist

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.

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Stofan: Space exploration a global initiative

NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan '83 opened the Reves Center's final 25th anniversary celebration with an in-depth look at how the world contributes to -- and benefits from -- coordinated space exploration.

25 African fellows complete first leadership initiative

Young African Leaders Initiative fellows spent six weeks studying at Presidential Precinct members W&M, University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, James Madison's Montpelier, James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland and Morven.

Eddy: Veni, vidi, didici

Graduate students from William & Mary’s School of Education recently had a chance to learn about the Italian higher-education system in the best place possible for such a study: Italy.

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Undergraduates embark on summer 'ZENternships'

Eight William & Mary undergraduates are engaged in a unique new research program led by VIMS that combines classroom experience with summer internships across the globe.

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Kaine, Reveley welcome YALI Fellows to Virginia

Starting mid-July, 25 young African leaders will spend the last two weeks of a six-week leadership and mentoring program at William & Mary, then meet with President Obama.

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Swem Archives capture stories of earliest Asian students at W&M

In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Swem Library’s archivists recently explored the university archives to discover stories of the earliest known Asian and Asian American students and faculty at William & Mary.

Sgt. Petry to Class of 2014: Be an everyday hero

You don’t have to be nationally recognized or wear a uniform to be a hero to someone, Medal of Honor recipient Leroy Petry told William & Mary's Class of 2014 on Sunday.

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Mack '15 awarded Gates Scholarship

A Hampton, Virginia, native, Terrence Mack will study in Germany this summer, continuing his goal of becoming a high school German teacher.

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National experts gather to discuss international education

The first comprehensive assessment of education's role in America's global competence in 20 years was hosted by the Reves Center and the Coalition for International Education.

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Taking a stand against genocide

The W&M chapter of STAND, along with Africana Studies and IPAX, hosted a day to remember Rwanda and to work against genocide in the rest of the world.

W&M hosts Cuban filmmaker

Carlos Rodríguez, a filmmaker with Television Serrana, is serving this year as the Swem Library Media Artist in Residence.

PIPS to Hold Annual Policy Symposium

William & Mary’s Project for International Peace and Security (PIPS) will hold its annual symposium at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m.

'One Tribe One Day' encourages community to support William & Mary

Tribe4Tomorrow will play a prominent role on Thursday when William & Mary hosts One Tribe One Day, a 24-hour giving challenge, to celebrate the wide-ranging impact of private support and to encourage philanthropy among all members of the university community.

A South African Founder in Williamsburg

Former Justice Albie Sachs considers himself the most privileged man in the world, comparing his opportunities to shape his nation's direction with America's founders.

A composition across continents

Evan Cunningham ’16, a music and philosophy major, and Shannon Callahan ’16, a participant in the St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme, have collaborated on a music and dance composition that will be performed during the annual On The Rocks Scottish Student Arts Festival in St Andrews April 4-13.

Chinese officials visit VIMS

A group of 22 officials from the State Oceanic Administration of China visited the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

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W&M TRIP earns MacArthur grant

The foundation has awarded $240,000 for project to study the relationship between theory and practice of international relations.

Ensemble travels to Oman, performs for ambassador

The ensemble traveled to the Sultanate of Oman to learn more about Arab music, work with Omani music students and teachers, and perform three concerts, including one for the U.S. ambassador to Oman.

Could this be Michelangelo’s first sketch of Sistine Chapel?

Adriano Marinazzo, scholar-in-residence at the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary, believes he has found Michelangelo's first sketches showing the architectural structure of the vault of the Sistine Chapel.

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W&M joins Institute of International Education Coalition

The College of William & Mary has pledged to join the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade.

His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal to speak at William & Mary

A well-known diplomat and commentator on Middle Eastern affairs, Prince Turki's lecture will address Saudi views on developments in the Middle East, particularly on the civil war in Syria and U.S. relations with Iran. Free and open to the public.

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Reves Center announces 2014 Faculty Fellows

The Reves Center for International Studies has announced its 2014 faculty fellows: Paul Bhasin, Jennifer Kahn, Scott McCoy and Jeremy Stoddard.

Three labs, two majors, one Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Ashley Fidler was just named a recipient of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, one of 40 awarded in the United States. The Gates Scholarship will allow her to pursue an MPhil degree at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Kijanowska readies for China concert tour

William & Mary's renowned pianist and piano instructor Anna Kijanowska is gearing up for a concert tour across China that will take place Mar. 1-17.

Chancellor Gates to discuss new memoir at W&M

W&M Chancellor and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates '65, L.H.D. '98 will discuss his new memoir, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War," at Swem Library on Feb. 8.