200+ students revealed their summer research results at the 2023 Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, Sept. 22.
Students in introductory biology (BIOL 203), along with Biology faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate student teaching assistants, enjoyed frozen treats on September 14, 2023, while getting to know each other.
The Public Policy Program is so proud of Marley Fishburn, an undergraduate Public Policy major and also a Master's in Public Policy candidate in our accelerated degree track, for her work on student voting.
The research of 200+ William & Mary undergraduates, representing the work of 45 different majors in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and STEM-related disciplines, will be on display this Friday, Sept. 22 at the 2023 Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium in Swem Library’s Read and Relax room.
As orientation week kicked off for the Master’s in Public Policy program in August, the program and its associated departments welcomed eighteen new MPP candidates.
Thanks to the vision and generosity of Dr. Carol Woody '71 and Robert Woody, William & Mary has been preparing undergraduates for careers in museums since the path-breaking Charles Center summer internship program launched in 2015.
Each year the Department of Historic Resources produces an archaeology month poster, often in collaboration with other organizations or museums. This year, they have partnered with Dr. Martin Gallivan from the College of William & Mary and Dr. Jessica Jenkins from Flagler College to highlight their joint research initiative on archaeological oyster deposits that will help understand past human-environmental relationships and guide current and future conservation efforts.
Ph.D. student Caroline Watson discusses her important summer work with the National Park Service relating to climate impacts on archaeological sites in the Caribbean, and how it ties into her doctoral research on the impacts of hurricanes and other natural disasters on the people and landscape of Puerto Rico.
We are excited to announce five new faculty members joining our department, including Matthew Chapman, Ye “Ashley” Gao, Sidi Lu, Yanfu Zhang, Yixuan “Janice” Zhang.
Welcome, class of 2027! We are so excited that you chose to spend the next few years with us at William & Mary.
Jordan Landrum '22 and Christina Sabochick '22, former W&M Center for Geospatial Analysis (CGA) Fellows, have been awarded the Dr. Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz Young Professional Scholarships among a national pool of candidates.
Physics researchers at William & Mary are part of an international team that is gaining worldwide attention for their work with a new superconductive material.
Shantá D. Hinton, McLeod Tyler Professor and Associate Chair of Biology, and member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Public Affairs Advisory Committee, participated in a Congressional Life Sciences Fair on Capitol Hill.
Congratulations to our National Endowment for the Humanities and American Historical Association Berkshire Conference Student Affiliate Fellows for their participation at the most recent Berkshire Conference (28 June to 2 July).
Meg Schwenzfeier, Class of 2014, was recently appointed as Chief Analytics Officer for Biden's presidential campaign. She previously served as the Data and Analytics Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Read about her new position in the attached Washington Post article.
Recent William & Mary Anthropology alumni Carol Oordt and Mary Lawrence Young sat down with Tomos Evans to discuss their current work in Cultural Resource Management in Hawai'i, how their One-Year MA degrees at William & Mary prepared them for this, and what advice they have for current or prospective students interesting in taking on careers in CRM.
Ph.D. student Maia Wilson sits down with Tomos Evans to discuss her recent work with the National Park Service, and an incredible discovery that she made that may link her family to the site where she’s been (coincidentally) working for her graduate externship under NPS.
The large hawks have become a familiar sight to waterfront homeowners who like to keep track of nests near their property, said Bryan Watts, director of William & Mary’s Center for Conservation Biology. But Watts and his colleagues have increasingly heard from residents worried about the birds’ fate after seeing fewer of them. The biology center’s new research confirms those concerns. They found that osprey in the lower Chesapeake Bay are failing to successfully reproduce. It’s the lowest number of osprey chicks that officials have seen since the information started being recorded in the 1970s.
Senior Lecturer Beverly Sher teaches 100th section of emerging diseases class
W&M Public Policy Director Shares Insights about the Program’s Past, Present, and Future
Dr. Buffington's STLI Research Tutorial for Anthropology Student Participation June 11-August 11, 2023.
The W&M Public Policy Program was a proud co-sponsor of this year’s NATO Youth Summit, jointly organized by William & Mary and NATO.
For the second year in a row, Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) students in the 1st year cohort distinguished themselves with an outstanding performance in their policy case competition.
Recent William & Mary Anthropology graduate Dr. Olanrewaju Lasisi discusses his background in archaeology, his research in Nigeria, and his future career at the University of Virginia and the Ohio State University with Tomos Evans.
William & Mary faculty, graduate student, and alumni participation and leadership in several organized sessions and talks at SAfA underscores the university's increasing global importance in the study of African archaeology.
Ph.D. Candidate Madeleine Gunter-Bassett wins the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Student Poster Award.
The Government Department recently learned of the death of our former colleague, David Dessler, in April 2023 in Bryan, Texas. He was an extremely kind, generous, and charming person who always went out of his way to welcome new faculty members to the department and college.
It was a beautiful day in May for the 2023 W&M Public Policy Program diploma ceremony. This was quite a switch from last year when record high temperatures forced the event indoors.
2023 Biology Graduation and Award Recipients
This semester the Department of Religious Studies was honored to have one of its faculty, Dr. Mark McLaughlin, featured on the Wellness Center's podcast "Ways to Flourish". Dr. McLaughlin discussed his research on sacred space in the Vedic traditions and his experience in yogic pratice, as well as the genesis of his course Meditation and Wellness.
Spanning the decades, five computer science alumni celebrate their time at W&M
Last semester, a senior seminar class had the unique opportunity to learn from Professor Stiefel, the Director for Biodefense on the National Security Council. The course was entitled "Politics of Global Health," and after accumulating knowledge over the semester, students traveled to DC for their final, which was a tabletop simulation modeled on the work of the NSC.
William & Mary's longstanding Graduate Research Symposium returned to Sadler Center this year with a new collaborative twist, showcasing undergraduate Honors projects alongside the work of graduate students.
Gayle Murchison, Associate Professor of Music, has been awarded a British Academy Visiting Professor fellowship for fall 2023.
Doctoral Candidate Chardé Reid, recently awarded a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship to complete her doctoral research, sits down with friend and colleague Tomos Evans to discuss her journey as an archaeologist, doctoral researcher, and transforming approaches to American history via community-based archaeology.
The Alpha of Virginia Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa held their annual John D. Rockefeller Jr. Faculty Awards on March 8, 2023. This year, the Government Department received two awards for excellence.
CRA’s Education Committee (CRA-E) has recently selected its 2023 CRA-E Graduate Fellow – Alejandro Velasco Dimate, from William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Virginia.
The W&M Public Policy Program is so proud to announce that Prof. Alan Kennedy has been selected by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) to receive the 2023 Public Integrity Award.
Anthropology Ph.D. candidate Olanrewaju Lasisi recently won the Graduate Studies Advisory Board Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Over winter break, 14 students and two Biology faculty explored human-wildlife conflicts in the Anthropocene on a six-day camping trip at 10 sites throughout Florida.
Award-winning author Colum McCann and story exchange organization, Narrative 4, brought the power of storytelling to William & Mary for two days in February
More than 300 undergraduate William & Mary students were awarded 2022 Summer Research Grants from the Charles Center for Academic Excellence. It's not too early to start planning for next summer!
How Can the Digital Economy Benefit Everyone?
Announcing the winners of the 2nd annual departmental Fall Festival/Halloween Door Decorating Contest!
Anthropology Graduate Student Graham Callaway Publishes an Article on 'The Archaeology of Living Things'.
Caroline Donovan '23 spent the summer unearthing Colonial Williamsburg's hidden history.
Christian Bale, a Public Policy alum (BA and MPP) and a new member of the program's Board of Advisors, recently co-authored an article in the NYU Law Review Forum that examines how media censorship by public officials prevents citizens from engaging with their government and exercising their First Amendment rights.
Former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor and William & Mary alumnus Russell E. Travers (’78) returned to campus on October 26-27 to meet with students and faculty.
Mark Greer writes in Minding the Campus.
With the mid-terms just around the corner, we asked Professor John McGlennon to evaluate the important races and issues that define the upcoming election cycle.
Through a summer research grant, Jack Boyd '23 identified 75 potential sites for inclusion in a new African American Heritage Trail in Williamsburg.
Each week W&M Public Policy profiles two new MPP students. This week we are pleased to welcome Rosemary Ketron and Malcolm Baytop to the program.
We are pleased to congratulate two of our colleagues for their recent promotions!
Threewalls in Chicago, Illinois, fosters contemporary art practices that respond to lived experiences, encouraging connections beyond art.
Welcome Dr. Valdes!
Are Ivy League and other “name-brand” schools worth the high sticker price?
What do President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush have in common with this year’s Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) students at William & Mary?
The English-language term emotions, as it is used today, is only about one hundred and fifty years old. Before it came into use, English speakers used words like passions, humors, affections, or sentiments, none of which exactly capture the meaning of emotions as we conceive of the word today.
Dr. Deborah Lee-Ferrand is now a Lecturer in French & Francophone Studies
New Charles Center Research Ambassadors are on a mission: to make research more accessible and to help more students get involved.
Each week W&M Public Policy profiles two new MPP students. This week we are pleased to welcome Aarushi Desai and Matthew Nwaneri to the program.
Our faculty are constantly engaging in new research, pushing the boundaries of knowledge on issues of pressing importance to the contemporary world.
Professor Howard spoke with “No Jargon: Scholar Strategies Network” about the safety net provided by the U. S. government and other organizations to help bring relief to the millions of Americans who are poor, food insecure, housing cost-burdened, or medically uninsured. How comprehensive is this social safety net? What strategies exist to improve its effectiveness?
After serving as an Associate Editor from 2014 to 2018, Professor Gang Zhou has just been promoted to Area Editor for "Area 1: Sensors and Devices for IoT" in the IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoT-J).
Join us on October 22, 2022 to learn about our graduate programs leading to exciting tech careers.
W&M Biology Alumnus Dr. Joseph J. Torres, Professor Emeritus at the College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, recently published a text/reference book.
Much research shows that climate change is an existential threat to the planet. So what do we do about it?
Professor Fiona Shen-Bayh’s new book "Undue Process: Persecution and Punishment in Autocratic Courts" examines political justice and judicial repression in Africa, specifically focusing on how autocrats weaponize the judiciary to stay in control.
As part of the Public Policy Program’s partnership with the US Army War College, the program is pleased to welcome COL William “Will” Martin this year.
Cody Taylor has been published in the Duke Equilibria
Hermine Pinson of Africana Studies remembers Sidney Poitier the Bahamian-American actor, film director, and diplomat.