As COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders upended life as we know it, W&M chemist Rachel O’Brien turned her kitchen into a makeshift laboratory. She and her lab students literally cooked up experiments in their homes by measuring aerosols released during cooking.
As the first woman to become president of the National Outdoor Leadership School, Terri Watson ’85 brings nearly three decades of experience in corporate and nonprofit roles to an organization that enrolls more than 25,000 students annually in programs around the world.
Chinua Thelwell discusses his new book "Exporting Jim Crow: Blackface Minstrelsy in South Africa and Beyond” and continuing efforts to remove blackface imagery from American culture.
This is a tale of two yeasts. Well, actually, three yeasts.
Jason Chen, Gerdelman Family Term Distinguished Associate Professor at the William & Mary School of Education, has secured a new grant from the National Science Foundation that aims to combat inequity by building a national alliance of researchers working together to effect large-scale change.
Faculty with William & Mary’s Center for Geospatial Analysis instill graduate and undergraduate students with the skills and understanding to use mapping and visualization techniques in projects ranging from art history to field biology.
Professor Petty discusses the recent Juneteenth Commemoration in the US.
William & Mary's geology department is going ahead with field work this summer, heading to their outcrops and fossil beds armed with more than their rock hammers. Faculty mentors have come up with an evolving set of creative ways to maintain social distance.
As a student, Moesha Parsons ’20 founded Minorities in Medicine, a student organization for pre-med students of color. Though she has graduated, the organization will continue to support future students like her.
David Brashear was named director of the Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary, university officials announced.
William & Mary’s decision in early March to move all classes to a remote format in response to COVID-19 gave the newly created Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation an urgent purpose: Help faculty and students complete the semester.
Things are going to be different this fall in the core labs of William & Mary’s Applied Research Center. What won’t change is the dedication of the ARC staff to the research mission of the university and the commonwealth.
Wilkerson on Use of the Military in Domestic Protests
Zvobgo on Racism and Truth Commissions
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, William & Mary will have an in-person fall semester that starts early and ends before Thanksgiving, President Katherine A. Rowe announced in an email today.
We tend to think of money as a familiar object that plays a role in our everyday lives. However, when we consider the changing nature of currency in colonial America, money appears differently
W&M’s Ariel BenYishay contributes expertise in geospatial impact evaluation to a land titling paper recently published in the journal Nature Sustainability.
The geoBoundaries database is the product of three years of work by a group that consisted substantially of William & Mary undergraduates and recent alumni.
William & Mary community members from near and far joined together in a virtual candlelight vigil Tuesday evening.
A team of W&M researchers is conducting an online survey on how families are coping during the COVID-19 pandemic, and offering resources on what parents can do to support their children’s mental health.
As an officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Megan L. Casey ’04 evaluated hospital and clinic infection control practices in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak in 2014. Now she's taking her expertise stateside.
Philosophy faculty member Philip Swenson and Dustin Crummett ’12 were never at William & Mary at the same time, but their connection has now been forged in print by the publication of their co-authored paper.
Former Va. chief deputy A.G. succeeds Warren Buck, who transitions to advisory role
"The role of The Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconciliation is to tell the full story, to administer the medicine, and to make it plain for all to see and learn from. Of course, some people will find the medicine difficult to take and it will make them uncomfortable, but that is the price we all must pay if real and lasting change has a hope of surviving."
Art from Sybil Shainwald '48, LL.D. '19 will expand the collection of the Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary.
William & Mary Associate Professor of Sociology Deenesh Sohoni and Yosselin Turcios ’20 researched the deportation of U.S. military veterans who are non-citizens throughout Turcios’ four years at William & Mary and have had their paper accepted for publication.
A team of three William & Mary undergrads hit the back of the net this spring, scoring top honors in an international mathematics competition with their analysis of soccer team strategies.
The upheaval and restrictions of COVID-19 won’t stop undergraduate research over the summer at William & Mary. But prudence and social-distancing measures will make the experiences quite a bit different from previous years.
2019 PhD recipient Kristen Beales, currently Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Case Western Reserve University, was selected as this year’s recipient of William & Mary's Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences for "Spirited Exchanges: The Religion of the Marketplace in Early America."
Caylin Carbonell, a Ph.D. candidate in history at William & Mary, is completing a dissertation on New England households that challenges longstanding historiographic trends and reconsiders how to document the past.
Watch our 2020 graduates as they parade across our virtual stage.
Rogers '20 graduated Saturday and was elected to the Williamsburg City Council on Tuesday, putting his public policy degree to immediate use.
A team at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility led by a William & Mary physicist has made a significant advancement in physics understanding that represents a key step toward practical fusion energy.
Jonna Reinhardt ’07, M.B.A. ’20 served 10 years as an Army Ranger before returning to W&M. He was recently commissioned as a second lieutenant.
The seven alumni are among more than 2,100 U.S. citizens who received the Fulbright U.S. Student Program award in 2020. The prestigious award provides students the funding they need to study, research and teach abroad.
Heather Kenny, a biology master’s student at William & Mary, has spent the past two years studying the parenting behavior of bluebirds. Specifically, she is working to understand how human-made noise influences nesting and productivity.
Gerard Chouin recently participated in a Webinar run by the Medieval Academy of America, entitled "The Mother of All Pandemics: The State of Black Death Research in the Era of Covid-19." Gerard shared the virtual stage with other experts in the fields of bioarchaeology, genetics, climate history, literary studies, and art history.
On Saturday, May 16th, the Classical Studies class of 2020 was sent off with a on-line ceremony.
Former W&M provost Michael Halleran will return to teaching this fall as NEH Professor of Classical Studies.
William & Mary’s Class of 2020 received words of encouragement and advice from not just one Commencement speaker this year, but many as the university hosted its first virtual degree-conferral ceremony.
William & Mary’s Board of Visitors voted Tuesday to re-elect John E. Littel P '22 as rector and William H. Payne II '01 as vice rector of the governing body of the university. Additionally, Barbara L. Johnson J.D. '84 was elected as secretary of the board.
Graduation looks different this spring semester. We may not be able to gather in person for commencement yet, but that doesn't diminish the great accomplishments of our graduates. The faculty and staff from the College of William & Mary are sending their congratulations and best wishes to the Class of 2020.
Several awards are presented annually to graduates, staff and faculty members during the William & Mary Commencement ceremony.
Patrick Abboud ’20 is looking at his world through new eyes this spring.
On May 16, William & Mary will mark the day that was previously reserved for this year’s Commencement exercises with its first-ever virtual conferral ceremony. The university plans to celebrate 2020 graduates in-person in the fall.
William & Mary will make standardized test scores optional for undergraduate applicants in the 2020-2021 admission cycle under a new three-year pilot program that responds immediately to difficulties high school students are facing in scheduling the standardized tests.
Most students hope for an A for their midterm projects. Thomas Vandiver ’13 got a whole business from his.
Students in W&M's intermediate and advanced Latin classes won 13 awards in the most recent National Latin Translation Exam.
W&M undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students found extraordinary success this year in winning admission to graduate school.
Bit by bit, byte by byte, artificial intelligence has been working its way into public consciousness and into everyday computer use.
The William & Mary Committee on Sustainability has announced the spring 2020 Green Fee awards, which will be awarded to seven campus projects.
Francis Tanglao Aguas had wanted to stage “Rolling the R’s” for years and never could have imagined the circumstances under which he would do so.
Persons within and outside the William & Mary community have donated an assortment of works to document what life has been like during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Having completed a month-long mission of helping New York City hospitals that were overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, the USNS Comfort has sailed back to Virginia with about 600 doctors, nurses and other crew members, including Dr. A. Scott Morris ’10, a lieutenant in the Navy’s Medical Corps and an alumnus of William & Mary.
The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2020.
Jessica Johnson, visiting assistant professor of religious studies at William & Mary, has covered quite a bit in her two courses this spring: new religious movements in America and a new one — gender, sexuality and religion in America.
At a time when more than 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, William & Mary’s career development leaders are collaborating to share information and leverage resources across different departments and schools.
CBS News White House Correspondent Weijia Jiang '05 recently joined David Culver ‘09, an international correspondent for CNN, for a special installment of President Katherine A. Rowe’s Community Conversation series.
Back in February, virologist Kurt Williamson answered questions about COVID-19 when the outbreak was beginning to spread. We asked him to take another look at the coronavirus pandemic.
Congratulations to our graduate student Caroline Watson, who recently co-authored an article in American Antiquity on socio-economic interactions of Piedmont Village Tradition communities in Southeastern North America.
Some William & Mary students elected to return to Williamsburg to serve at area hospitals as EMTs and scribes.
Angele Maricar on the rights of refugees
Two RPSS seniors, Catherine Green and Reid Nagurka, will be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa on May 2, 2020. Congratulations!
Four of our Russian students received honorary mentions for ACTR Essay Contest!!!
Middle Eastern Music Ensemble Hosts Syrian-American Hip Hop Artist and Activist, OMAR OFFENDUM, November 22, 2019
AMES HOSTS OPEN HOUSE, MARCH 2, 2020 TO CELEBRATE THE NEW AMES/APIA LIBRARY
Let's congratulate RPSS winners of prestigious 2020 Fulbright Scholarships
Let's congratulate our wonderful students!!!
Audrey Horning has been recognized as an exemplary mentor to A&S graduate students.