In late August of 1619, a ship landed in Point Comfort, Virginia with what was recorded as “20 and odd Negars” on board. In the language of the era, the word ‘negar’ meant black, and these men, women and children from West Central Africa had dark skin, burnished by the sun.
The new graduate students come to W&M from locations across the globe and with a wealth of experience.
Titled “Honestly Remembering Together,” the Study Away course encouraged students to draw connections between the legacy of extra-legal violence (like terror lynchings) in the United States and modern-day capital punishment.
The William & Mary greenhouse has started a new program to limit the use of chemicals by relying on predatory insects for pest control. It’s the biological equivalent of fighting fire with fire – and so far it’s working.
Organization has been the key to moving and resetting the massive scene and costume operations that William & Mary theatre uses to teach students and create the university’s productions.
Elizabeth Radcliffe, Professor of Philosophy at William & Mary, and Angela Coventry, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Portland State University, have received a grant of $185,975 from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Congratulations to Lou Rossiter, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, for winning best article award.
People in Kashmir are hoping that life starts returning to normal in the next few days. Ever since the Indian government revoked the territory's limited autonomy earlier this month, millions of Kashmiris have been cut off from the outside world, living without internet or phone services. But Kashmir is no stranger to unrest. And to give us some history on how we got to this moment, we're joined now by Chitralekha Zutshi. She's a professor of history at the William & Mary.
A paper from Prof. Xu Liu's group has been selected as an ACM SIGPLAN Research Highlights paper.
The Class of 2023 will include approximately 1,540 students, selected from more than 14,600 applicants. Additionally, 180 new transfer students are expected to enroll this fall.
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.
Entering neurodivergent students and their parents visited campus for a friendly, low-key orientation weekend.
Professor Zhenming Liu is co-PI on a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the digital humanities and the Georgian Papers Programme.
Kate Conley will return to teaching as a professor of French and Francophone Studies in fall 2020.
Faculty in the English Department share their thoughts on the passing of one of America's greatest contemporary writers.
Merci Best '17 led a June workshop sponsored by WMSURE.
Carrie Dolan’s research requires her to work with one foot in the world of big data and the other foot, well, just about anywhere in the world.
Shelley Harris-Strimaitis, MPP '20, interns at the City of Williamsburg
Shantá Hinton’s group is one of the few laboratories in the United States studying pseudophosphatases, proteins whose very name makes many researchers shy away.
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will visit William & Mary to perform a free concert at The Martha Wren Briggs Amphitheatre at Lake Matoaka on Aug. 29.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is the most successful alliance in history. In its 70 years, NATO has brought a historically unprecedented period of great power stability to Europe. NATO’s “attack on one is an attack on all” guarantee, underscored by the presence of American military forces on the continent, assures the security of the democratic West’s territory and political institutions. A strong trans-Atlantic alliance was — and remains — absolutely essential to our defense of American national interests.
Beth Comstock ’82, former vice chair of General Electric, will speak at William & Mary’s 2019 Opening Convocation ceremony.
The resignation of Kim Darroch, British ambassador to the United States, was regrettable for all professional diplomats of any nation.
William McNamara has been named a 2019 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, joining an already impressive slate of Dreyfus honorees in William & Mary’s Department of Chemistry.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded William & Mary a $1 million grant to support inclusive research, teaching and community engagement around the legacies of slavery and racism.
Kurtis Bartlett was awarded the 2018 Jefferson Science Associates Thesis Prize, recognizing his Ph.D. dissertation in the William & Mary physics department.
The W&M Center for Geospatial Analysis supports the full range of projects that can benefit from using maps to analyze and present research results.
William & Mary will begin offering a Japanese Studies major this fall, becoming the only public university in the state to offer a bachelor’s degree in the discipline.
My work at EPA this summer mainly entails sustaining, improving, and translating the Agency's evidence-based performance management policy implementation.
Lizabeth Allison, Chancellor Professor of Biology at William & Mary, has been awarded the Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
W&M biologist Matthias Leu and a team of undergrads data-mined government records to assess threats to domestic species over time. Their findings are grim.
Professor Emeritus Ron Rapoport and Nicco Mele, Class of 1999, evaluate the legacy of the late Ross Perot, business entrepreneur and two-time Presidential candidate.
Gail is currently a full-time graduate student in anthropology and archaeology at William & Mary, returning to her alma mater after an almost 50-year career in biomedical research.
Justin Stevens, a William & Mary physicist, is among the young U.S. scientists recognized as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
Professor Myriam Cotten is a leading author on an article recently featured on the cover of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Voter information campaigns don’t shape voter behavior, according to a study co-authored by William & Mary Department of Government faculty members Eric Arias and Paula M. Pickering that was published in “Science Advances."
Starting this fall, William & Mary undergraduates will have the opportunity to pursue a standalone degree in elementary education, with optional concentrations in ESL/bilingual and special education.
Reema Patel Receives the 2019 Excellence in Neuroscience Award at the Neuroscience Commencement Ceremony
William & Mary's Human Anatomy Lab is a class that for over 50 years has allowed undergraduate students to gain an understanding of anatomy using actual human cadavers.
I am interning with Just One Africa and the Hope Beyond Foundation in Kajiado County, Kenya
Jefferson Sciences Associates (JSA) has announced the award of nine graduate fellowships to doctoral students for the 2019-2020 academic year. Three of the fellowships went to students at William & Mary.
Edwin Pease, senior lecturer in the Department of Art & Art History, has taught at William & Mary since 1990 while also working full-time as a partner in Stemann Pease Architecture. His students get the best of both worlds.
Former William & Mary women's soccer standout Jill Ellis '88, L.H.D. ’16 and the U.S. Women's National Team won the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands on Sunday afternoon in Lyon, France.
The Center for Conservation Biology has compiled 2019 survey results for bald eagles nesting along the James River. The breeding population has increased to 302 pairs, making the James the most significant tributary for eagles throughout the Commonwealth.
Government Professor Sean Burns: “Tunisia is the birthplace of the Arab Spring, and the one Arab Spring country that has successfully transitioned to democracy."
William & Mary’s Isaac Newton apple trees no longer stand outside Small Hall. The trees likely succumbed to a bacterial disease known as fire blight.
A wide-ranging interview with outgoing Provost Michael R. Halleran.
W&M researchers and their collaborators receive an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper award at the Foundations of Software Engineering conference.
W&M History Professor Christopher Grasso's upcoming book Teacher, Preacher, Soldier, Spy: The Civil Wars of John R. Kelso uses autobiographical manuscripts thought long lost to tell the full story of a Union guerrilla fighter in Missouri.
Sometimes bird banding is a rather sedate activity. You set up your mist nets a few steps away from your truck, open up a chair and wait. This was not that kind of banding trip.
A team of William & Mary geologists led by Jim Kaste and Nick Balascio has mined the time-capsule sediment of Lake Matoaka to find evidence that traces the development of the Industrial Revolution and the Age of the Automobile.
W&M Professor of English and American Studies Robert Scholnick's insightful research and writing on Walt Whitman has revealed the seismic change the great American poet underwent caused by the ordeals he experienced.
Exactly what size role does climate change play in civil unrest? A new study aims to find out. Philip Roessler, associate professor of government at William & Mary , is a co-author on the study, which was published today in the journal "Nature."
Ruth Jones Nichols ’96 says she uses her strong sociology background, which began at W&M, to guide her work as a social change advocate.
Jay Jones ’10 holds the seat in the Virginia legislature once held by his father, Jerrauld Jones, who is currently a judge on the Norfolk Circuit Court. His mother, Lyn Simmons, is also a judge, in the Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
Professor Magali Compan (French and Francophone Studies) invited Kid Kreol and Boogie to campus for a five-day visit. They left a lasting impression.
A report from the road: Dr. Lizabeth Allison and Shantá Hinton combined forces to take six students to the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology meeting.
The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2019.
In the past month, both the University of Bristol and the University of Cambridge in England have announced plans to research their historical links to slavery. But other universities, particularly in the United States, have been doing similar work for years. Among those universities are the College of William & Mary in Virginia and Sewanee: The University of the South in Tennessee.
Fulbright is the flagship educational exchange program that is sponsored by the U.S. government, and once again William & Mary students are among the prestigious award's recipients.
Luke Schwenke ’19, a Data Science major from Warren, Virginia, earned first place in the Intermediaries & Reinsurance Underwriters Association’s 2018 Scholars Program Essay Contest. His winning essay earned him a $10,000 top prize from the IRUA and publication in the most recent edition of their quarterly journal for insurance industry professionals, the Journal of Reinsurance.
Georgia Allin ’19 and Rachel Becker ’19 are among 28 students from Virginia universities or Virginia residents attending college outside of the commonwealth to be chosen.
William & Mary is in the process of creating a BA in linguistics making it the first in the state to offer a linguistics degree for undergraduates.
William & Mary’s Society of Women in Computing has been on a winning streak. For the second year in a row, the student group has received the Outstanding Community Service Award from the Association for Computing Machinery for their efforts to encourage middle school girls to become involved in computing.
Honorees from various facets of campus were recognized at Commencement May 11 as annual awards were presented to graduates, staff and faculty members.
It’s important to be kind, empathetic and maintain a healthy dose of skepticism, Glenn Close ’74, D.A. ’89 told William & Mary graduates Saturday morning in Zable Stadium.
On Friday, May 3, the university honored the 2019 recipients for their outstanding achievements in teaching, research and service to the William & Mary community.
For the seventh year in a row, Face the Nation, the CBS News national broadcast show, came to campus to interview former U.S. Secretary of Defense and current W&M Chancellor Robert M. Gates ’65 L.H.D. ’98.
Mik Stousland ’41 created W&M's first two honorary fellowship medallions; his son, Chris, has crafted the third, which will be given to Glenn Close Saturday.
Classes in William & Mary’s new certificate program in geospatial sciences will begin in the fall. The program recently received final approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).
Shalin Shah '19 and his twin brother, Shivan, completed their college degrees in the last four years while managing major health crises suffered by both of their parents.
Professor Larry Evans and Professor Mike Tierney took students to visit the Irish Embassy, North Ireland Bureau, the State Department, and the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
George Greenia has garnered a prestigious international award. In June he will travel to Mexico to receive the 2019 International Prize Grupo Compostela–Xunta de Galicia.
Lemon Project Director Jody Allen discusses the history of the project, its accomplishments and its goals for the future.
Four William & Mary ROTC cadets will be commissioned as officers in the U.S. Army during a ceremony May 10 at 12:30 p.m. in the Commonwealth Auditorium.
During her four years at William & Mary, Rhea Sharma ’19 has learned to recognize and appreciate the power of her own voice.
Students, alumni, colleagues, and friends convened a scholarly event to celebrate the career of John Oakley.
Those who love political science and love William & Mary should dive into the most recent issue of the American Political Science Review journal, which features articles by not one, but two of Government’s finest.
William & Mary’s Committee on Sustainability recently awarded 15 Green Fee grants totaling $94,846 for sustainability-related projects at the university.