The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2019.
Steve Prince, director of engagement and distinguished artist in residence at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, completed his yearlong Links Steamroller Project Nov. 7 beside the Wren Building.
William & Mary physicist Irina Novikova has been elected to the 2020 class of Fellows of the Optical Society (OSA).
After a medical retirement from injuries sustained during his service, Charles “Chuck” Williamson ’21 found himself at a crossroads.
It’s a region that has a reputation of being the Wild West of Hawaii and it offers lessons for future generations about how to subsist in a changing climate.
William & Mary will receive more than $1.3 million annually in additional state support as part of a bipartisan initiative designed to generate 25,000 additional computer science degrees in Virginia by 2039.
Gayle Murchison, associate professor of music at William & Mary, continues a career-long arc of circling back to study American jazz musician Mary Lou Williams.
William & Mary assistant English professor Jon Pineda recently won a Library of Virginia Literary Award for his novel "Let's No One Get Hurt."
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.
Willie Anne Wright ’45 discovered pinhole photography by chance. Or perhaps it was fate.
William & Mary Associate Professor of Philosophy Chris Tucker is looking at how people weigh reasons when making decisions, and how they might do it more effectively.
30 years after the Tiananmen Massacre, Wang Dan, a history student at the time, speaks about his own work in support of Chinese democracy.
Government hosts talk and discussion with Chinese democracy leader Wang Dan
Each year, the Alumni Association honors five professors in the early stages of their careers who exemplify teaching excellence at William & Mary.
New research labs launch
Rachel Oberman got a call one Thursday evening during her sophomore year. A presentation for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation needed corrected boundary maps for all countries in the world. By Monday.
David Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University, gave a lecture drawing from material in his recent book, Moral Leadership for a Divided Age.
The next big thing in materials science may already be here – and it’s clogging up your showerhead.
Government alumna Margaret Dene on Jordan's future
Professor of art history, Charles Palermo, helped craft a petition that played an important part in the fight to save a '30s fresco cycle from destruction in San Francisco.
At two events this year, W&M faculty presented their research and engaged audiences in lively discussions of "otherness."
They are ubiquitous, nearly invisible and may determine the future of our planet. Known as aerosols, the small specks of matter can be found in nearly every ecosystem, but are tough to study in the wild. A team of students could change that.
"The Whips: Building Party Coalitions in Congress" was awarded the Richard F. Fenno Jr. Prize by the American Political Science Association.
An introduction to Visiting Assistant Professor Semiha Topal
Pi Sigma Alpha (PSA) received the Best Chapter Award for 2018-2019.
“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.
A new paper by faculty and students looks at the relationship among deer, a single species of tick and a single tick-borne disease.
Recently Troy Wiipongwii, MPP '18, and Ingo Keilitz, visiting Professor of Public Policy, travelled to Nur-Sultan Kazakhstan for the International Association of Court Administrators at the Supreme Court.
Twenty William & Mary students departed for internships in Asia this summer through the Freeman Intern Fellowship Program. They returned with souvenirs in their suitcase, professional work experience on their resume and a better understanding of the career path in their future. The Freeman Intern Fellowship program places undergraduates in structured summer internship opportunities throughout East Asia. Locations include Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore, Seoul, the Philippines, and many more. Each student receives around $5,000 to defray living and travel expenses.
Development and Chinese aid to Africa
A group of volunteers joined forces to clear out the Japanese stilt grass from William & Mary’s Crim Dell. It’s part of a continuing effort to rid Crim Dell of invasive plants and return native species of vegetation to the university landmark.
William & Mary alum Dr. Randi Moore joins the Linguistics Program for the 2019-2020 school year.
More than three dozen women and men donning bonnets and top hats visited Swem Library last week in search of new insights into their favorite author, Jane Austen.
William & Mary is taking a university-wide approach to diversity and inclusion following task force reports by each of its five schools: Arts & Sciences, the W&M School of Education, W&M Law School, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
William & Mary sociology students are starting the third year of developing and implementing lessons for an after-school club at nearby Matthew Whaley Elementary School.
Profile of Visiting Assistant Professor Jessica Johnson
With impeachment in the news, W&M News sat down with historian Karin Wulf to discuss the origin of the impeachment process outlined in the U.S. Constitution.
The key to developing secure technology for the future may hinge on making life a little easier for software engineers today.
The ABC project is a unique international research opportunity for students interested in making a difference in the world and getting to know another culture in depth and up close. Students focus on testing educational approaches to teach English and media skills to help bridge cultural differences in the region.
We can learn a lot from excavating archaeological sites. But that's just one of many ways our students and faculty reveal the past.
Madeline Gunter Bassett will use funding from a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant to spend three months surveying and mapping archaeological sites in southeastern Djibouti.
English faculty member Deborah Morse will give fall Tack Lecture, “Liberating Black Beauty: A narrative on animal rights, gender, race and nation,” on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium.
With help from the Charles Center, a William & Mary student researcher spent the summer studying a little-known population of turtles on the York River. She will soon present her study at a symposium of conservation experts.
Welcome to Government Department Prof. Fiona Shen-Bayh
R. Benedito Ferrão, an assistant professor of English and Asian & Pacific Islander American studies, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to India in the field of literature.
Welcome to Government Department Prof. Fiona Shen-Bayh
Xu Liu has received a 2019 IEEE Computer Society TCHPC Early Career Researchers Award for Excellence in High Performance Computing.
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.
From molecules to cells to the environment to stories, students connect the parts to learn the whole.
Government grad Will Smith ('14) putting his knowledge, skills, and passion to work in Liberia
Professor Anya Lunden is the 2019 Monica Potkay Advisor of the Year.
Dr. Kate Harrigan and research assistants announce the completion and opening of new Child Language Lab at William & Mary.
This fall, the Muscarelle Museum of Art will serve as both an exhibit space and laboratory for a new interdisciplinary course that blends art and science.
As the fall semester gets underway, the university’s Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation is taking shape in Swem Library.
The Geological Society of America devoted a large portion of its 2019 annual meeting to recognizing the contributions of William & Mary’s Heather Macdonald.
William & Mary Classical Studies Lecturer Andrew Ward and Assistant Professor Jess Paga took three students to excavate the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on the Greek island of Samothrace from June 23 through Aug. 11.
On September 21 the department hosted the first W&M Archaeology Day, at which students and faculty of several departments shared news of their research and excavations.
William & Mary students went on a soul-searching trip through Rwanda this past summer to explore the country’s efforts at peace education and forgiveness since the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi that killed more than 1 million people.
Yes, they have stinging tentacles. No, they won’t sting you — unless you’re a tasty-looking zooplankton.
A new lab of select William & Mary freshmen takes on the study of bacteriophages each fall. It’s a program supported by the Science Education Alliance of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute called the Phage Hunters Advancing Genomic and Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES) project.
Four hundred years ago, in August of 1619, more than 20 African captives arrived by ship to the English colony of Virginia, predating the Mayflower journey that brought English Pilgrims to what is now Massachusetts by a year. As recently explored in the New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project, this anniversary reignites questions about American history, including: Which stories has it prioritized, and which has it left out?
Alumnus Dr. William H. Sterling leaves a gift that would benefit the university's Department of Art & Art History
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.
Jonathan Branfman, visiting assistant professor in FMST and GSWS, has published the LGBT children's book: "You Be You! The Kid's Guide to Gender, Sexuality & Family".
A sockeye salmon’s life ends right back where it began, culminating in an anadromous drama of sex, decay and sacrifice.
18 W&M students went to Greece for the 2019 Athens-Nafplio summer study-abroad program.
William & Mary psychological scientist Peter Vishton is taking a leave of absence to join the National Science Foundation as the Program Director for the Developmental Sciences.
As the new academic year begins, the Lemon Project is celebrating its ninth year of working towards discovery and reconciliation for African Americans enslaved by the College of William and Mary in the early days of its history. As it nears the completion of its first decade in operation, the Project continues to build scholarship and awareness of these untold stories through research, open dialogue and community engagement.
Seth Aubin, associate professor of physics at William & Mary, recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a new type of instrument capable of detecting hidden infrastructure for weapons of mass destruction.
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.
A William & Mary physicist has been awarded computing time on a U.S. Department of Energy machine that holds current bragging rights of world’s fastest supercomputer.
A full slate of performances, writing talks and exhibitions open to the university and local communities is planned for the fall at William & Mary.
Large-scale environmental change began when our ancestors started agriculture, according to a recent paper in the journal "Science."
To help start the fall semester on the most positive of notes, W&M News asked 10 faculty members for their best advice for new students.
Although William & Mary is centuries old, the university continues to evolve. These are just a few of the things that are new at the university this semester.
The Han Zhang and Jinlan Liu Family Foundation recently established a $100,000 faculty research endowment for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies (APIA) program at William & Mary.
Three faculty members have been recognized with the Arts & Sciences award for teaching excellence.
Arts & Sciences faculty member Arthur Knight was recognized for his service to colleagues and William & Mary.