2017

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Under Cover Down Under

Claire Murphy '19 is a Biology major and Marine Science minor. She's currently on SIT's semester program, Australia: Rainforest, Reef & Cultural Ecology. One of the research projects has involved tracking platypuses.

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Did the second plague pandemic reach Sub-Saharan Africa?

History professor Gérard Chouin and other scholars will soon publish a group of four papers with new evidence supporting his hypothesis that the medieval bubonic plague epidemic spread to Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Neotopia: How Technology is Fostering a Paradigm Shift in Art & Culture

William and Mary alumna Soh Yeong Roh ’84 will deliver the 2017 George Tayloe Ross Address on International Peace. Her talk, entitled Neotopia: Technology and Humanity, will be held Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 5pm in Brinkley Commons, at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, 101 Ukrop Way. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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W&M welcomes U.S.-Spain Council to campus

Some of the top business and government officials from the United States and Spain — including the defense leaders of both countries — gathered at William & Mary on Saturday as part of the 2017 U.S.-Spain Council Forum.

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Video feature: W&M geology in Norway

Geology professors Christopher Bailey and Nicolas Balascio melded a class field trip with an NSF-funded research project above the Arctic Circle in Norway.

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The Ancient Art of Scholars' Rocks

Scholars' Rocks Expert Kemin Hu delivered a lecture about Scholars' Rocks on July 13, 2017, at the Muscarelle Museum of Art.

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Mandela Washington Fellows Come to W&M

On July 15, 2017, William & Mary will welcome 25 of Africa’s brightest, emerging civic leaders for 15 days of leadership training, public policy seminars, mentorship and collaboration with local faculty and community members.

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Hosts’ warm embrace makes choirs’ trip to South Africa unique

William & Mary singers started off in their usual formal performance mode. But by the end of their summer trip to South Africa, the W&M Choir and Botetourt Chamber Singers had warmed up to a very different way of experiencing music.

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For the greater green and gold

Terra Alpha Investments advocates for companies to adopt environmentally smart practices.

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FaceTime vs. face time: Diplomacy in the age of technology

Twitter may be quicker, but when it comes to matters of utmost international importance, W&M Government Professor Marcus Holmes says nothing can beat good old-fashioned face-to-face interaction between world leaders.

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Isaacson to W&M grads: Make inclusivity your mission

Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, best-selling author and former chairman and CEO of CNN, served as the keynote speaker at William & Mary’s 2017 Commencement ceremony.

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Pettit experienced the world W&M offers

Lorraine Pettit graduates Saturday with degrees in government and French and Francophone Studies, research trips to South Africa and France on her resume, and campus memories to savor.

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Robert Gates’ papers open to public

The personal papers of William & Mary Chancellor and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 are now open to researchers and the public.

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12 W&M students receive Fulbright grants

W&M maintained its exceptional track record with the Fulbright program with 12 grads heading abroad for the 2017-18 academic year.

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WMCI Hosts Chinese Tea Ceremony

The William and Mary Confucius Institute sponsors a unique cross-cultural opportunity in Williamsburg.

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Faculty on topic: the historical cost and consequences of using force

According to Clayton J. Cleveland, governments of countries around the world are more likely to work together in joint military operations because the monetary costs of unilateral action are becoming too high and are being viewed as politically inappropriate.

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The Past Present and Future of the Middle East: The James A. Bill Memorial Conference

Professor Bill—the Reves Center’s Founding Director—died in 2015 after a long illness. This conference in his honor will provide an opportunity for those have been inspired by his scholarly, institutional, policy and pedagogical contributions to gather together to reflect on his life and career, and on the topic which he cared about most deeply.

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W&M a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers

William & Mary is one of the country’s top producers of Peace Corps volunteers, according to a report released by the organization today.

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'Sarajevo Roses' blossoms in U.S. debut at W&M

The documentary film on the Bosnian War, was shown first at the university on Feb. 21, in part in response to W&M's 20-year-old Bosnia Project. It will continue being shown at other American colleges and universities.

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First batch of royal Georgian papers released

The first phase of the Georgian Papers Programme – roughly 33,000 digitized documents, including some penned by King George III regarding the American Revolution – will be publicly released and accessible at no cost beginning Saturday, Jan. 28. William & Mary and the Omohundro Institute are the primary U.S. partners on the international project.