The Tack Faculty Lecture on Oct. 9 will be delivered by Anne Rasmussen, professor of music and ethnomusicology and the Bickers Professor of Middle Eastern studies at William & Mary. She'll strip away the many misconceptions Westerners hold about music, women and the Muslim world.
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.
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.
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.
It’s a case of acting differently when outmanned — or rather out-neutroned. Protons appear to get extra pep in their step when they’re outnumbered by neutrons in the atom’s nucleus.
Made possible by a collaboration between William & Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, students in the 2018 Summer Archaeological Field School are turning trash into treasure.
W&M student Brittany Young '20 spent her seven weeks as a fellow with the Summer Research Program sponsored by the Schroeder Center for Health Policy, looking into the impact of Uber on motor vehicle accidents in Virginia.
It’s a question that has vexed fusion scientists for decades: What would it take to refuel the sun? Now, thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy and a team of William & Mary researchers, we will be closer than ever to figuring it out.
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.
William & Mary adds yet another Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar to its ranks as Kristin Wustholz, associate professor of chemistry, was selected as one of eight professors in the nation to receive the coveted award.
It’s a common comedy trope: the industrial production line that speeds up beyond the limits of the humans who must work on it.
Josh Puzey, assistant professor of biology, is the co-author of a study that links natural selection and genetic variation using wildflowers.
The museum is moving in preparation for The Martha Wren Briggs Center for the Visual Arts and the New Muscarelle Museum of Art.
William & Mary Philosophy Professor Elizabeth Radcliffe’s new book says both passion and reason are necessary for action, supporting the theory of 18th-century philosopher David Hume and disagreeing with those who argue against him.
These days Travis Harris is a Ph.D. candidate in American studies at William & Mary, researching in Africana studies at the intersection of religion and hip-hop.
The core labs of the Applied Research Center are open for science and engineering after relocation to the science buildings at William & Mary.
To the uninitiated, the back corner of ISC 1233 might be mistaken for a moonshiner’s still.
Research sponsored by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture at William & Mary has uncovered the first documented purchase of Jane Austen’s debut novel, "Sense and Sensibility."
William & Mary Associate Professor of Government Paula Pickering was part of research project that involved texting Uganda voters.
Philip Waggoner, recently published an article on the potential for constituents to influence the priorities of the legislators who represent them.
William & Mary students toured Holocaust sites this summer to look at the Third Reich, national socialism and the Jewish people in Germany and Prague through a modern lens.
Eleven W&M students just completed a five-week project in which they worked with Kenyan children ages 11 to 13 on health, hygiene and the value of prolonging their education.
William & Mary students participating in a study-abroad program in Cuba the week after Commencement got an up-close look at the education system in that nation, as well as its history and culture.
Yeast don’t have much of a social life; they’re single-celled fungi, after all. But yeast are, indeed, social.
In May 2016, Mark T. Smucker ’92 took the helm of The J.M. Smucker Company, based in Orrville, Ohio.
To explain the complexities of nearly every society in human history, Joanna Schug points to an unlikely place: the American middle school.
Maicoll Gomez '18 was appointed to the Williamsburg Social Services Board on June 27. He is the first W&M student in that capacity and believed to be the first Latino.
AidData's new report focuses on whether the money China spends throughout the East Asia and Pacific region to secure national interests and win friends is having the desired effect.
At semester's end, students in the W&M Wind Ensemble toured and performed across Great Britain.
His appointment represents the first time in 70 years the poet laureate of Virginia will reside at William & Mary.
The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2018.
Professor Josh Gert is featured in Hi-Phi Nation's, "A Night of Philosophy." Listen to the audio broadcast and hear his contribution, on revenge, from about 18' to 25'.
Martha Case is updating — and modernizing — the Campus Tour of Woody Species, a walking loop that takes in some of the most interesting trees of William & Mary.
As part of a May trip emphasizing cultural exchange, William & Mary's Wind Ensemble toured sites and learned about educational opportunities while performing in England and Scotland.
Victor K. Branch ’84, Bank of America senior vice president and corporate affairs market manager, has been appointed to the William & Mary Board of Visitors, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced today.
William & Mary biologist John Swaddle will receive nearly $100,000 in matching funds from the state of Virginia to develop technology to reduce the toll that wind turbines take on birds.
Erin Biesecker '19 and Abby Williams '18 pulled off remarkable victory in the recent American Collegiate Rowing Association’s club nationals in Georgia.
Government faculty members, Rani Mullen and Marcus Holmes publishes articles in The Indian Express and the Washington Post
Serving from 1944 until 1946, Virginia “Ginny” Claudon Allen ’40 did it all: She worked with off-duty G.I.s, served as a G.I. Jill radio personality for troops in the China, Burma and India theatre and performed in plays all over India for the benefit of homesick G.I.s.
The Department of Anthropology extends its congratulations to five new PhDs.
Tricia Vahle, professor of physics at William & Mary and longtime NOvA participant, became a NOvA co-spokesperson on March 21.
AidData, a research lab at William & Mary, surveyed nearly 3,500 leaders in the world’s developing countries.
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."
Less than a year after it started, the university's Exercise is Medicine program has already achieved Bronze-level status with the American College of Sports Medicine.
Hannes Schniepp estimates the new technique is 10 times less expensive and at least 100 times quicker than graphene-inspection techniques now in use.
Laura Anderson was honored with the "Major of the Year" award at the Kinesiology & Health Sciences department's graduation ceremony.
Nick Balascio hopes the key to understanding the rise and fall of the Rapa Nui people rests in sediment he recently collected from Easter Island’s biggest lakes.
Sharon Zuber, senior lecturer of English and film and media studies and director of the Writing Resources Center at William & Mary, will receive the 2018 Shirley Aceto Award for exceptional commitment to excellence in service to the campus community.
A pair of English majors, sophomores Jessie Urgo ’20 and Bianca Bowman ’20, will soon be taking the world by storm after receiving the Concord Traveling Scholarship and John Willis Scholarship, respectively, providing them with financial assistance for their travels abroad.
The annual Park Graduate Research Award was given in 20017/08 to Yongsen Ma. Yongsen was nominated by his advisor, Gang Zhou, for his paper SignFi: Sign Language Recognition Using WiFi, which is published in Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT).
Under the grant, William & Mary faculty and students will create and disseminate a public opinion poll and a survey of foreign affairs journalists.
Before computers develop intelligence, they need to learn to process information via neural networks. A small group of computer science students are mastering the complex art of neural networks — one problem set at a time.
W&M researchers Dorothy Ibes and Tanya Stadelmann believe video ecotherapy offers a new modality for the fast-expanding field of research.
On Sunday, May 13th at 11 o’clock, graduating Government majors received their diploma at the Wren building.
What does it mean to "practice" Asian American Studies? Four W&M students attended the annual conference of the Association of Asian American Studies to help address that question.
An interdisciplinary team of William & Mary faculty received more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation to place 33 STEM teachers in high-need school districts.
Denzel Dykes played defensive back at William & Mary for four years but soon developed his passion for writing, acting and directing. He graduates on Saturday, and acknowledges he had a lot of help along the way.
Molly Atwater earned two degrees in five years at William & Mary. Now she's completed an award-winning analysis of the operations of a free clinic based in Yorktown.
The world's largest computing society honored a W&M group with a community service award for their efforts to encourage middle school girls to become involved in computing.
Assistant professor of kinesiology and health sciences Iyabo Obasanjo’s book, African President's Daughter, details her experiences and offers her expert opinion on how to improve women's health in poor countries, international development, corruption in government and the perils of being in a political family.
A new result from the Q-weak experiment at the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility provides a precision test of the weak force, one of four fundamental forces in nature.
While William & Mary will soon be saying goodbye to Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall in its current condition, the history and legacy of the building will not go unremembered.
As Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall at William & Mary closes for renovations, relocating the theatre department's costume shop to the Dillard Complex is one of the biggest tasks.
Three William & Mary seniors will soon be taking their study skills abroad to learn foreign languages with support from the National Security Education Program.
The William & Mary Committee on Sustainability announced which groups will receive a total of $74,466 to be dedicated to sustainability projects around campus.
Seven William & Mary ROTC cadets will be commissioned as officers in the U.S. Army during a May 11 ceremony on campus.
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.
This award recognizes faculty who serve as exemplary mentors to A&S graduate students.
Government Department’s undergraduate research was at the epicenter of this year’s Midwest Political Science Association’s Annual Conference
Brian Anyakoha '18 will serve as the student speaker at this year's Commencement ceremony.
W&M alumnus Dalton Bennett '10 was among the Washington Post staff members who received a Pulitzer for their investigative reporting.
Senior Classical Studies major Nicholas Rudman tells us all about his exciting senior thesis research!
As William & Mary celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence, these are just a few of the distinguished professors to receive that honor.
Phebe Meyers has won the Peter Wallenstein Undergraduate Student Paper Award
Two Russian and Post Soviet Studies got awarded for theirs great achievements!
As part of her campus visit, environmental activist Vandana Shiva gave a COLL 300 presentation, visited classes, and participated in Earth Week activities.
Baxter-Ward fellow Catherine Carroll met with William & Mary undergraduate students interested in pursuing a law degree.
Join Ignition and the William and Mary Computer Science department for the presentation of eight student startup projects. Each team will give a 7-minute presentation, followed by an 8-minute Q&A by the judges. Pizza will be provided. This event is free to attend. https://www.facebook.com/events/1251816621629902/
The first annual Sutlive Book Prize in Historical Anthropology was awarded on April 10th.
Students in Prof. Jessica Paga's Archaeology and Ritual Class get hands-on practice with artifacts