As the long-term Lemon Project effort prepares for the next chapter, a Board of Visitors resolution apologizes for W&M’s history of owning slaves and racial discrimination.
Environmental activist Vandana Shiva, as part of her visit to give the COLL 300 lecture and participate in Earth Week activities, visited a class to discuss sustainability and decolonization.
Members of the Leah Glenn Dance Theatre perform in Williamsburg.
Two William & Mary undergraduates will soon enter into research careers, each backed by a strong vote of confidence from the National Science Foundation.
The late Richard “Dick” Perles ’62 will impact generations of faculty at William & Mary through a $1 million gift made in his memory to fund a government professorship at the university.
Fermilab’s forefront neutrino experiment gains a new and experienced leader as it prepares for its future. Tricia Vahle, professor of physics at William & Mary, was elected as NOvA’s new co-spokesperson.
Commissioned by Sea Grant Virginia and Wetlands Watch, Taylor Goelz, Lauren Pudvah and Peter Quinn-Jacobs prepared reports on 16 communities, from Barnstable, Massachusetts, to Miles City, Montana. They wanted to know how those communities worked at producing their Community Rating System, thus saving money for residents with government issued flood insurance.
The W&M Washington Center is offering courses in its DC Summer Session that allow students to earn three W&M credits through five-week hybrid courses of mostly online coursework.
In a recent study, two William & Mary scientists depict how overemphasis on masculine endowment began a path that led to extinction of entire species.
Continuing to try to make students more aware of refugees in the local community, W&M music Professor Anne Rasmussen and her Middle Eastern Music Ensemble will host a benefit concert April 21 at the Kimball Theatre.
Scientists at the Center for Conservation Biology are surveying the James River for signs of natural population decline, markers that the tributary has reached peak eagle.
In a recent study, Michael Deschenes and a team of four W&M undergraduate co-authors examined the neuromuscular system with the goal of learning how its response varies with age.
An Omohundro Institute book edited by a William & Mary professor is one of three 2018 Bancroft Prize winners, Columbia University recently announced.
W&M alumna Ellen Stofan ’83 has been named director of the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
The fifth annual One Tribe One Day is taking place on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. This is William & Mary’s single largest giving day of the year.
A look inside Mark Lerman's Puppetry in Performance theater class.
William & Mary’s law and business schools recently partnered to host “Another Day at the Breach: Cyber Intrusion — A Conference of Experts.”
Our next spotlight shines a light on Prof. Stephens!
On March 15, the Boswell Initiative experimented with a new "workshop" recipe to support groundbreaking research and teaching.
Doug Bunch, a W&M ’02 graduate has been serving on the Board of Visitors since 2016, and he credits the department for compelling him to think broadly about the world.
The Goldwater Foundation has announced that William & Mary student Christopher Travis ‘19 has been named a Goldwater Scholar. Ruth Ann Beaver ‘20 was also named an Honorable Mention.
The Wren Building will soon bear two new plaques honoring William & Mary’s first women and African-American residential students.
In her Tack Faculty Lecture on March 22, Associate Professor of English and American Studies Elizabeth Losh described the history of fake news (it's been around longer than many think) and delved into its many nuances.
Jonathan Frey is William & Mary’s new makerspace director.
Katherine Johnson will be honored at William & Mary’s 2018 Commencement ceremony, scheduled for May 12 at 9 a.m. in Zable Stadium.
Giovanni, a distinguished university professor at Virginia Tech who has authored more than 27 poetry collections, urged her audience to acknowledge that the first slaves played a crucial, often ignored, part in the formation of America.
Students in Professor Jessica Paga's classical studies class The Archaeology of Ritual are learning to do scale drawings and use photogrammetry to make 3-D computer models of artifacts.
Armed with his tousled wig, bountiful box of donuts and distinctly fervent enthusiasm, Associate Professor of Chemistry Doug Young bore the attire of Buddy the Elf as he claimed his hard-fought victory for the natural and computational sciences at William & Mary’s annual Raft Debate.
Christopher Weld, Applied Science Ph.D. student, is recipient of A&S Graduate Research Symposium Excellence in Scholarship Award.
The center of our solar system is not located in Room 1243 at William & Mary’s Integrated Science Center, but if you’re a molecule of brown carbon, it may as well be.
Celebrated architect Zena Howard visited campus as part of the COLL 300 series, explaining how "designers have a social responsibility to improve the lives of community members."
Monarch butterflies are, along with honeybees, among the most charismatic insects of North America. David De La Mater has been researching the Eastern population of the butterflies, and most specifically Asclepias syriaca — the common milkweed.
If Holly Gruntner had her way, the annals of American botany would look very different.
"Featherlight On-the-Fly False-sharing Detection" by Shasha Wen, Xu Liu, and Milind Chabbi (Baidu Research) receives the Best Paper Award at the 23rd ACM SIGPLAN Annual Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP'18).
Seth Opoku-Yeboah, William and Mary ’17, takes on the West Wing role of Charlie Young while working for Governor Ralph Northam
Laura Cooley ’15 and Tanner Russo ’15 argued a case before a federal circuit court during their third year of law school
As senior project manager for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, architect Zena Howard educated W&M students on an arduous, but highly rewarding, eight-year assignment.
AMES Faculty, Chitralekha Zutshi has been nominated to be on the Board of Trustees for the American Institute of Indian Studies!
The threat started making headlines around New Years. Publications around the globe warned of the biggest computer chip vulnerability ever discovered. Dmitry Evtyushkin had been studying the root of it for years.
William & Mary continues to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first African-American students in residence with special events, performances, exhibitions and guest speakers.
William & Mary will host the 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora Nov. 5-10, 2019, in the Williamsburg Lodge.
For Mike Jabbur, associate professor of ceramics in art and art history at William & Mary, teaching and creating his own utilitarian pottery inform one another.
W&M professor of economics David Feldman co-wrote "The Road Ahead for Higher Education" to counter the narrative of crisis that has infiltrated public discussion.
Adwait Jog is an assistant professor in the William & Mary Department of Computer Science. He leads the Insight Computer Architecture Lab, dedicated to advancing the performance of GPUs.
William & Mary Associate Professor of English and American Studies Liz Losh will delve into one of the hottest issues in media today during her Tack Faculty Lecture on March 22.
Chosen to be a crew member aboard the Picton Castle, Andrew McLaughlin '20 will cover 30,000 sea-miles on a voyage that achieves a five-year goal, part of which is to distribute medicine and books to island people in dire need of both.
Rowley graduated in three years from William & Mary with a double major in computer science and finance, and is currently in his first year at William & Mary Law School.
The State Council for Higher Education in Virginia will honor her as such on March 1 as part of its annual Outstanding Faculty Awards presentation.
Philip Swenson, assistant professor of philosophy at William & Mary, is researching and discussing the topic with students in a new class this semester.
The New York Times cited work from William and Mary’s Teaching, Research, and International Policy project (TRIP).
Carina Bilger presents at the 2018 Pi Sigma Alpha National Student Research Conference
The funding comes from the U.S. Agency for International Development and will go to support an open geospatial data center in Côte d’Ivoire.
The most destructive wildfire in Colorado’s history began on Sept. 6, 2010. James Kaste, associate professor of geology at William & Mary, teamed up with an undergraduate geology major to study the floods that followed it.
The Board of Visitors approved tenure for Assistant Professors Marcus Holmes and Jaime Settle. They both will assume the title of Associate Professors this coming fall.
Ariel BenYishay received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor, Peter McHenry received the Tang Associate Professorship, and John Parman received the Paul R. Verkuil Associate Professorship
William & Mary first-year Assistant Professor of music Lauron Kehrer is using her research on American hip-hop music to teach a new class in it.
Professor Brian Blouet has published a new edition of his book.
The Raft Debate, a much beloved William & Mary tradition, will be held at the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium on March 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Bird-human actions can end in tragedy — for bird as well as human. John Swaddle believes technology and a solid understanding of bird behavior can make those tragedies less frequent.
This spring, Professor Ronald Rapoport will be retiring after 43 years of teaching at the College.
Professor Jaime Settle is among the winners of the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia’s 2018 “Outstanding Faculty Awards.”
The Department of Economics gratefully acknowledges the establishment of the Mark O. Shriver IV Economics Scholarship Endowment to provide need-based support for majors.
William & Mary is launching a new engineering-oriented curriculum track, a variation on the university’s undergraduate physics major.
Students and faculty researched and worked together to manage various unique concerns involved with water on stage.
William & Mary's new data science program was designed to give students in any discipline the computational chops to create and analyze giant data sets. So far, it has exceeded expectations.
Danielle Moretti-Langholtz recently discussed what federal recognition might mean for members of Virginia tribes and for William & Mary’s American Indian Resource Center (AIRC).
Joanne Braxton, the Francis L. and Edwin L. Cummings Professor of the Humanities and director of the W&M Middle Passage Project, will be honored at Charter Day for her 37 years of service to the university.
Thomas Jefferson Award 2018 honoree Joanne Braxton, the Kluge Center’s David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality, will be joined by W&M Associate Professor Robert Trent Vinson and Cassandra Newby-Alexander Ph.D. ’92, director of the Roberts Center for African Diaspora Studies at Norfolk State University, to discuss “1619 and The Making of America.” This free, public event is Feb. 23 at the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C.
Jordan Gilliard will receive this year’s Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership at the Charter Day ceremony in Kaplan Arena Feb. 9.
Distinguished Professor Lawrence Wilkerson writes an op-ed for the New York Times about selling the false choice of war.
Associate professor of religious studies Oludamini Ogunnaike discusses his efforts to bring West African Sufi poetry to a wider audience.
Likhitha Kolla is this year’s recipient of William & Mary’s Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy. The award is endowed by the trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation to recognize excellence in the sciences and mathematics in an undergraduate student.
The 11th annual event features four days of films, special guests, workshops and receptions. Nearly 20 alumni working in the arts will be present to facilitate workshops on their area of expertise.
A major book on opera in the United States by Prof. Katherine Preston, the David N. & Margaret C. Bottoms Professor of Music, was released by Oxford University Press in October 2017.
William & Mary Chancellor and former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 will discuss the state of political affairs at a public event Feb. 8.
In her final months at the university, Meher Babbar ’18 is taking time to reflect on what William & Mary means to its students and what students mean to William & Mary.
U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced on Jan. 29 that President Donald Trump has signed into law H.R. 984, the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017.
Chitralekha Zutshi, James Pinckney Harrison Professor of History, was interviewed by India Today on the occasion of the launch of her latest book.
Associate Professor of Chemistry Douglas D. Young discusses the significance of the raw research students are conducting in his chemistry laboratory.
Visiting Assistant Professor of government Caitlin Brown studies social movements. By strictest definition, #MeToo didn't qualify as one at its inception. But times have changed.
We're back with a brand new faculty spotlight on Professor John Oakley!
Former FBI Director James B. Comey ’82 will teach a three-credit course on ethical leadership for William & Mary starting this fall.
The Muscarelle Museum of Art will present "In the Light of Caravaggio: Dutch and Flemish Paintings from Southeastern Museums" as the new semester brings with it a vast array of opportunities for people to enjoy the arts at William & Mary.
William & Mary is partnering with Omprakash to offer its EdGE program to members of the campus community.
Diane Shakes is a professor in William & Mary’s Department of Biology. She and her collaborators have been examining Auanema rhodensis, a species of nematode that brings a completely different take to hermaphroditism.
Jack Boyle has been using the web to mine millions of century-old botany records to track abundance patterns of milkweed in America. His hope is to solve the puzzle of how innovations in agriculture have affected the natural habitat for monarch butterflies.
Buddy, the worm, died in December, 2012, shortly after Jon Allen peered into his bathroom mirror and fished the nematode out of his cheek. The worm may be no more, but Buddy, the legend, lives on in social media.
Bryan Watts, the director of the Center for Conservation Biology, has dedicated much of his professional life to keeping birds safe. Now, he’s worried that a new federal interpretation of a century-old law will result in the deaths of millions of birds.
The William & Mary Healthy Beginnings Program received a $10,000 grant from the March of Dimes as part of an effort to help incarcerated women receive vital prenatal care. Since the start of the program in 2012, more than 380 pregnant women in Virginia correctional facilities have been helped.
William & Mary Assistant Professor R. Benedito Ferrão will spend a year in Goa, employing the power of art and remembrance to actualize a modified understanding of the region’s cultural identity.
"The greatest joy that keeps me going is that they develop into these amazing young scientists, the majority of whom enter doctoral programs." - from an interview with Associate Professor of Biology Shantá Hinton, featured by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Professor Qun Li has been named an IEEE Fellow.
Professor Philip Roessler discusses how the African Union got it wrong on Zimbabwe.