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Omiyemi Artisia Green
W&M professor chronicles journey of grief, renewal in choreo-ritual

William & Mary Associate Professor Omiyẹmi Artisia Green's "Dance of the Orcas," which she has termed a choreo-ritual that incorporates dance, music and prose, will be performed Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. at the Commonwealth Auditorium.

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First history of African Americans at W&M published

“Building on the Legacy: African Americans at William & Mary,” an illustrated history, was written by Jacquelyn McLendon, professor of English, emerita, and was released this month.

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A passion for dance and justice

When Leah Glenn first considered designing a study abroad program to Cape Town, she knew dance would be more than a physical activity to complement coursework.

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Q&A: Robert Trent Vinson on the history, legacies of 1619

W&M News recently talked with Robert Trent Vinson, Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Professor of History and Africana Studies, about 1619, its significance and its part in the upcoming ASWAD conference.

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Doctoral research details Magruder neighborhood history

In his William & Mary doctoral dissertation, Travis Harris Ph.D. '19 details how residents of the predominantly African American neighborhood of Magruder were displaced when the Navy took over their property to build Camp Peary in the early 1940s.

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Supporting Zambia's campaign against HIV/AIDS

Zambia’s National HIV/AIDS Council needed a system that would provide information on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment broken down by age and gender. AidData, a research lab at William & Mary, gave it to them.

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Plumeri Awards honor excellence

On Friday, May 3, the university honored the 2019 recipients for their outstanding achievements in teaching, research and service to the William & Mary community.

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The Center for African Development is bringing Africa to W&M

With the addition of Professor Iyabo Obasanjo as co-director, the increase of program offerings and larger presence within the COLL curriculum, the Center for African Development is on track to greatly expand its impact.

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W&M Lemon Project symposium tied to 1619 anniversary

The event, titled “Celebrating Legacies, Constructing Futures: Four Hundred Years of Black Community and Culture,” will include a meeting of the Universities Studying Slavery consortium and a keynote address by Christy Coleman, chief executive officer of the American Civil War Museum, along with multiple panel discussions.

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W&M community gathers to commemorate King

Ten days after the federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., William & Mary students, faculty and staff joined with the greater Williamsburg community to commemorate his life and legacy.

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Grace Perkins '14 is electrifying sub-Saharan Africa

Grace Perkins ’14 is part of a U.S. government–led initiative to enable electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa by adding 30,000 megawatts of power generation and connecting 60 million new households and businesses to power by 2030.