What traditionally was known as women’s studies has changed and evolved, leading William & Mary’s Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program to do the same.
If there was one underlying current to William & Mary Law School’s sixth annual Virginia Coastal Policy Center Conference on “Building a Resilient Virginia,” it was collaboration.
Visiting Professor of English Kevin Kritsch and Professor Suzanne Hagedorn of Medieval and Renaissance studies accompanied students to Norfolk to see the world’s largest Viking sailing ship built in modern times. The excursion lent rarely available texture to their studies.
On Nov. 3, the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture at William & Mary organized a Wikistorm, a massive Wikipedia editing effort, to increase the number of pages about women.
A strand of spider silk is five times stronger than a steel cable of the same weight, said Hannes Schniepp of the Department of Applied Science at William & Mary. His lab has been unraveling the secrets behind the strength of the brown recluse spider.
A professor at William & Mary was recently honored for his work by the International Institute of Latin American Literature.
Today, women earn just 22 percent of computer science degrees, a number that has remained stagnant for the past decade. At William & Mary, there has been a different story. Women are earning computer science degrees at rates well above the national average.
Frenemies: How Social Media Polarizes America, is the culmination of William & Mary Associate Professor of Government Jaime Settle's years-long research into the impact of social media and political discourse in this country.
In 1918, William & Mary welcomed its first female residential students. A century later, the university is preparing to host its first Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics.
President Katherine A. Rowe announced that she will be leading the charge in William & Mary’s Affording Opportunity scholarships effort, in which the university is seeking an additional $100 million to meet its $350 million scholarships goal.
History department hosts lecture on events of Charlottesville, Charleston
This year, Homecoming had a political spin to it in light of the upcoming midterm elections.
Steven Pruitt ’06 has made a total of more than 2.5 million Wikipedia edits as of July 2 — the most of any Wikipedia editor.
Professor Jaime Settle talks about "fake news" on public radio's With Good Reason program.
W&M undergraduates in the SOMOS program used data collection to help a Dominican Republic community's call for improvement.
The William & Mary iGEM team is preparing to compete in the world’s largest synthetic biology competition for the fifth year in a row. The students have spent the past six months finding a multidisciplinary approach to cracking the code for how cells interpret signals.
Participants in William & Mary’s American Bosnian Collaboration Project spent part of last summer working with teachers and students in Sarajevo, continuing a tradition that is now 20 years old.
Faculty joined students for a discussion of the Kavanaugh Supreme Court testimony.
Is coverage of Islam in the western media always negative? Professor van der Veen finds some surprising results.
Professor Marc Edwards, hero of the Flint water crisis, discusses ethics with students.
A team of scientists at William & Mary led by Myriam Cotten is investigating a virtue of the striped bass: The fish contain biomolecules that have shown promise for therapeutic use in human medicine.
Tyler Lecture Series Symposium on “After Charlottesville: Memorials, Monuments and Memory” (Blair 229, 3-5 pm)
Potter Mike Jabbur, associate professor of art and art history at William & Mary, and painter Norah Peterson '22 received Virginia Museum of Fine Arts fellowships this year.
Scott Donaldson, the Louise G.T. Cooley Professor of English, Emeritus, at William & Mary, chronicles the tumultuous six-year marriage of Ernest Hemingway to Hadley Richardson, the woman he loved the most, in his new book, The Paris Husband.
A marketing person might call it “rebranding,” but the name change to the graduate program in the university’s Department of Psychological Sciences is better understood as recognition of a change in emphasis that was complete years ago.
Sara Nance, who passed away July 4, 1998 from cystic fibrosis, never got the chance to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer — but her parents, Judy P. Nance ’69 and Peter Nance ’66, are making that dream possible for others by funding the Sara E. Nance Professorship of English in her memory.
Remembering Gerald "Jerry" L. Tuttle '90 and his scholarship that grants W&M students a chance to pursue their passion.
The latest Tack Faculty Lecture, on Oct. 9, was given by Anne K. Rasmussen, an enthnomusicologist and the William M. and Annie B. Bickers Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at William & Mary.
As part of William & Mary's ongoing partnership with sister university Beijing Normal, dance students and faculty from BNU participated in workshops and master classes with W&M students and faculty, and gave a performance last weekend.
Those toads hopping jauntily around Williamsburg in their snazzy little backpacks are a work of science, not sorcery.
Professor Vinson recently gave an interview to BBC Radio on his new book, Albert Luthuli (2018).
An algorithm used to solve shipping problems, manage kidney exchanges and karyotype chromosomes will now be pairing William & Mary students with pre-major advisors.
In the run-up to this year’s Homecoming, William & Mary’s Department of Geology will be hosting a homecoming of their own to celebrate the department’s students and alumnae who identify as female.
William & Mary Government Professor C. Lawrence Evans, assisted by 50 W&M students, reviewed 30,000 photocopied documents of roll call votes, personal interviews with lawmakers and staff, as well as the personal papers of dozens of former House and Senate leaders, especially former whips.
The stuff we call “dirt” or “soil” or “earth” on Earth is known as “regolith” on the moon and Mars, but dust is dust wherever you go.
In both teaching and research Xin Conan-Wu, associate professor of art and art history at William & Mary, emphasizes how landscapes span time and place.
Victor Haskins Radio Interview with NCCU
Saskia Mordijck, assistant professor of applied science, will serve as the global leader of the Joint Research Target for the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences, working with labs throughout the world to solve the complicated problem of refueling fusion reactions.
RPSS Monroe Scholars, Catherine Green and Callaway Sprinkle, present their summer research at the Summer Research Showcase.
President Katherine Rowe presided over The Future of Knowledge Tuesday, part of an ongoing effort by the new president to gather feedback from the William & Mary community around three themes: the future of knowledge, the future of work and the future of service.
History Professor Philip Daileader may not think he’s a rock star, but admission to his Crusades class has been one of the hottest tickets on the William & Mary campus for years.
William & Mary theatre's "The Children's Hour" will provide a fresh take on Lillian Hellman's 1935 play, which centers around the repercussions of a lie, during its Oct. 4-7 run at the Kimball Theatre.
William & Mary Libraries welcomes Morgan Davis as our new music & arts librarian
William & Mary paleontologist Rowan Lockwood is a member of a team of scientists that examined fossil record of shellfish that lived during a global warming event that occurred more than 50 million years ago.
Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 will be reappointed to a second seven-year term as William & Mary’s Chancellor, President Katherine A. Rowe announced today.
Pocket Sun '13 is changing venture capital. And she's only 27.
With heavy hearts, we report the recent (9/14/18) passing of Dudley Jensen. Mr. Jensen was an integral member of the William & Mary community both as a long-time faculty member of the Kinesiology Department, and as coach of the College’s varsity swim team. His loss will be deeply felt, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.
Professor Bruce Campbell is the 2018 Advisor of the Year.
Dan Cristol is beginning the 2018-19 academic year in a newly created position at William & Mary’s Roy R. Charles Center for Academic Excellence: faculty director of undergraduate research.
The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE).
In a new AidData Working Paper released Sept. 11, a team of economists and political scientists from William & Mary, Leibniz University Hannover, Heidelberg University, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg and Harvard University leverage a new geolocated dataset of Chinese Government-financed projects worldwide to evaluate how these investments alter the geographic distribution of economic activity within provinces and districts in low- and middle-income countries.
William & Mary ornithologist Dan Cristol has his own predictions on what Hurricane Florence will mean for birds and birders.
Economics department faculty had several books published this year. Please click the link above for more information on the newest publications of Berhanu Abegaz, Professor of Economics and Economics Department Chair and Donald E. Campbell, CSX Professor of Economics.
Alpha Psi Omega, William & Mary’s theatre honor fraternity based out of the theatre, speech and dance department, hosted the annual 24 Hour Play Festival this past weekend.
Simply known on campus as “The Provost,” Michael R. Halleran has announced he will step down from that position at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year to return to the classroom.
NyJey Pope is the first Camp Launch participant to attend William & Mary since the program began in 2012.
Maureen Fitzgerald, associate professor of religious studies at William & Mary, expanded her research on American religious nationalisms in response to current events and her students' interest in religious liberty in U.S. politics.
A recent discovery by William & Mary and University of Michigan researchers transforms our understanding of one of the most important laws of modern physics. The discovery has broad implications for science, impacting everything from nanotechnology to our understanding of the solar system.
The Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences is pleased to announce the establishment of the Center for Balance and Aging Studies (CBAS) headquartered at William & Mary. A new falls prevention program titled “Keeping You on Your Feet” is the inaugural program sponsored by CBAS.
Numerous events commemorating 100 Years of Women at William & Mary are part of a full schedule of arts and entertainment.
Artisia Green ’00 knew she wanted to be a lawyer since she was 10 years old. But that childhood dream shifted during an unforgettable Theatre Studies class her freshman year at William & Mary.
This school year marks the 100th anniversary of William & Mary becoming the first public coeducational university in the commonwealth. The university is celebrating with a series of special events.
We are delighted to announce that Kate Avery 2019 has been awarded first place in this year’s Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) essay contest (College/University division) for her essay, “Faithfully, Yours: Womanhood, Faith, and ‘A Woman’s Portion’ in Persuasion.”
The university continues to evolve in ways that impact positively on students, faculty and alumni.
While undergraduate classes start Aug. 29, some of the graduate schools have already begun.
Enthusiastic, passionate and innovative is how students and faculty describe Coleman’s teaching and mentoring. He received the Graves Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching at Commencement 2018.
Professor Jamel K Donnor, School of Education and Affiliate of American Studies was quoted in a recent NYT article.
Sam recognized the steep challenges that veterans face as they attempt to transition from the battlefield back to civilian life. His solution was to envision and then create a program, known as the Armed Services Arts Partnership.
When 100 rising and senior scholars from across North America and Europe convened at William & Mary, "the room was packed and bustling with feedback and ideas."