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O’Brien meets with students as W&M's Hunter Andrews Fellow

Her visit to campus was part of the university’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the first African-American residential students, which is being observed with special events and programming throughout the 2017-18 academic year.

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Hark upon a Kale: Alumnus pens military history of W&M

Wilford Kale ’66 recently published his fifth book on the university, “From Student to Warrior: A Military History of the College of William and Mary.”

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Economics Club Alumni Panel Highlights the Importance of a Liberal Arts Education

The Economics Club hosted an Alumni Panel on Homecoming weekend in the newly renovated Tucker Hall auditorium. The panel provided students with an opportunity to hear from our Alumni and learn how a degree in Economics from the College of William and Mary can help your career and help you debate ideas, take seriously different points of view, and explore boundaries.

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W&M project helping to unearth queer history in Virginia

Community Studies Professor of History and director of American Studies Leisa Meyer is guiding undergraduate students in their work using archives and oral histories to build a digital record of the queer experience in the Commonwealth.

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Economics Club Hosts Grad School Information Panel

With registration for Spring classes just around the corner, the Economics Club hosted a graduate school information panel to discuss graduate study in economics and how best to plan ahead.

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Ticks, landscapes and thresholds of disturbance

In recent months, clinicians have been scrambling to make sense of rising incidents of ehrlichiosis infections in the United States. Matthias Leu, associate professor of biology, has a thread on that one: Follow the deer, particularly the fawns.

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Hewlett Foundation gives $1.5 million grant to support AidData

AidData, a 35-person research lab located within William & Mary’s Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations, has received a $1.5 million grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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Five faculty receive Alumni Fellowships Awards

Every year, the W&M Alumni Association honors a select group of outstanding young faculty members who represent William & Mary at its very best.

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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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Audience discusses 'Our Lady of Kibeho' with cast, collaborators

Themes of faith, race and gender were among those discussed as the cast, designers and other collaborators of William & Mary theatre’s “Our Lady of Kibeho” took audience questions following Saturday night’s performance at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall.

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From St. Petersburg to Swem

Sasha Prokhorov had seen St. Petersburg many times through the eyes of the William & Mary students participating in his study-abroad classes to Russia. Never had he seen it through the lenses of the video cameras they carried.

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W&M Government Faculty Attend APSA Conference

The William & Mary Department of Government was excited to send eleven professors to this year’s American Political Science Association Annual Meeting.

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Commemorating 50 years of African-Americans in residence

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W&M student's essay captures Trollope Prize

Katharine Scott's essay comparing the Bible's Book of Ruth to Trollope's "The Small House at Allington" will be published in "The Fortnightly Review" and she will win $1,000.

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Schroeder Center Receives AHRQ Grant

Together with Tufts University and the University of Pittsburgh, William & Mary’s Schroeder Center for Health Policy was recently awarded a nearly $1 million grant to study the interrelationships between the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Professor Parman Wins Best Article Award

At the annual Economic History meeting, John Parman's article “The National Rise in Residential Segregation" was awarded the Cole prize for best article in the Journal of Economic History.

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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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Book Workshop Brings All Ideas to the Table

In Fall 2016, the Government Department hosted a book workshop to discuss and critique Professor Settle's manuscript in process. Students in the SNaPP Lab attended.

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Professor Shakes interviewed by The Node

The “People behind the papers” interview was prompted the recently published paper and highlights her international collaboration in the field of cell structure and development.

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Meet Professor S.P. Harish

The William & Mary Government Department is excited to welcome Assistant Professor S.P. Harish!

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Exterior designs approved for W&M arts buildings

William & Mary’s Design Review Board approved initial exterior design concepts for the renovation of Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall and the new music building planned to be built next to it.

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COLL 300 visitor teaches students Indian dance

While visiting to give last week's COLL 300 lecture, hijra/trans activist and performer Laxmi Narayan Tripathi taught William & Mary dance students choreography from her native India that they performed with her.

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Save Oct. 4 for the Tack Lecture

“Brain Dance” is the 12th Tack Faculty Lecture and one in a yearlong series of events at the university to commemorate the 50th anniversary of William & Mary’s first African-American residential students.

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W&M kicks off 50th commemoration with mural unveiling

More than 200 people attended the opening reception, held at Swem Library, to honor the three women, Lynn Briley ‘71, Janet Brown Strafer ‘71 and Karen Ely ’71, who moved into Jefferson Hall in 1967.

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Searching for blue, red, purple

Josh Gert, Leslie and Naomi Legum Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at William & Mary, explores an original account of color properties and our perception of them in his new book “Primitive Colors.”

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W&M commemorates 50 years of black students with events, performances

The 2017-2018 school year marks the 50th anniversary of the first African-American residential students admitted to William & Mary. The university honors them and William & Mary’s entire African-American community this year through “Building on the Legacy,” a series of special events, guest speakers and performances.

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What's new at W&M this year

While new students, faculty and staff familiarize themselves with the university, those returning to campus may notice some new aspects of W&M, from the material to the academic.

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Patrick Christian '17 Presents Research at Europhosphatase 2017

This summer, with their travel supported by the Arts & Sciences Annual Fund, Patrick accompanied Professor Hinton to the high-level conference Europhosphatase 2017, in Paris. There he was the only undergraduate student presenting at one of the two poster sessions.

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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.