Highlighting William and Mary Physics' Department
W&M English prof and Director of Creative Writing teams with husband to produce acclaimed Liz Taylor-Richard Burton tell-all.
The College of William & Mary announced a $1 million grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for AidData.
Recent graduate becomes the third Tribe tennis player in the last five years so honored.
Michelle Munyikwa '11 is one of only 15 students to be selected as a UNCF - Merck Undergraduate Fellow.
Associate Professor Hiroshi Kitamura has published Screening Enlightenment: Hollywood and the Cultural Reconstruction of Defeated Japan
Associate Professor Andy Fisher has published Shadow Tribe: The Making of Columbia River Indian Identity
The first issue of the the James Blair Historical Review, an undergraduate History journal, has been published
Mark Guerci ‘11, from Midlothian, Va., has been named a 2010 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar.
NASA is funding biology graduate student Jason Westerbeck and biology faculty member Matthias Leu through the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.
The following are the remarks that Dr. Virginia Bouvier - Senior Program Officer for Latin America, Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution (The United States Institute of Peace, USIP) gave during our IR/GS 2010 Commencement ceremony.
The following are the remarks that Dr. Virginia Bouvier - Senior Program Officer for Latin America, Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution (The United States Institute of Peace, USIP) gave during our IR/GS 2010 Commencement ceremony.
Daniel Byler '09, presents a paper with Prof. Sean Tarter
A William & Mary/JLab team takes a basic-science approach to a more secure homeland
A $250,000 gift from Williamsburg residents Margaret Nelson Fowler and Roy Hock will endow a new graduate fellowship honoring renowned Jamestown archaeologist William Kelso.
Thirteen students and alumni from the College of William and Mary have been selected to receive 2010-11 scholarships from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, setting a new record for the College.
Congratulations are due to our former student, Tes Slominski, who recently completed her Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at New York University.
The first Ethical Fashion Show at William & Mary highlights the commitment of the university and its students to sustainability.
Chris Livingston's '00 Virginia Beach hip-hop club, The Cave, is a finalist in VH1's 2010 Hip-Hop Honors contest.
50 Global Studies majors celebrated their graduation at PBK Hall on Saturday morning May 15. Congratulations class of 2010!
On May 15, 2010 over 60 IR majors celebrated their graduation at PBK Hall. Congratulations class of 2010!
Students produce first-ever historical review.
Religious Studies Professor David L. Holmes received an honorary degree from Hood College.
At the Kinesiology & Health Sciences department's graduation ceremony, two students, Kyle Horst and Sarah Todd, were awarded the "Outstanding Major of the Year Award."
Fashion journalist Victoria Lescano recently featured Hispanic Studies professor Regina Root's work in a note for Págína/12, Argentina's main newspaper.
On Sunday, Lamar Shambley will become one of the first people in his family to earn a degree.
Several awards are presented annually to graduates, staff and faculty members during the William & Mary Commencement ceremony. Below is a list of the awards that were presented during this year's ceremony on May 16. - Ed.
Kathleen F. Slevin, Chancellor Professor of Sociology, has been named vice provost for academic affairs at the College of William & Mary.
CrimD is a bacteriophage, possibly the only newly discovered form of life to be found at a college landmark. Its unusual properties have made it a kind of Oscar nominee in bacteriological circles.
a time when many students try to reserve their energy for the grueling finals period ahead. But this day, the classroom was buzzingwith voices as Economics students, faculty, and staff exchanged thoughts and ideas about research.
The College of William and Mary has been awarded $1.2 million in funding by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), part of a nationwide program to help universities strengthen undergraduate and precollege science education.
Kate Ainsworth, Laurel Daen, Jessica Gold, Kate Hibbs, Teresa Ingraham, Virginia Jenkins, and Casey Sears are among those honored in Women's Studies in 2010.
The award is given to a single Ph.D. student at the College of William and Mary for their exemplary achievement in graduate student research as demonstrated by the content of their dissertation.
The Department of Physics held their graduation ceremony outside on the Millington Lawn on Sunday, May 16, 2010
A study conducted by the Schroeder Center for Health Policy shows a direct correlation between childhood obesity and the proximity of a child's home to fast food restaurants.
Faculty, staff and students discuss the possibilities and opportunities with the recently announced St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme (SAWM). Beginning in fall 2011, students enrolled in the program will complete two years at each institution and earn a single diploma - a Bachelor of Arts, International Honours - with the insignias of both institutions. The joint degree will include four fields: economics, English, history and international relations.
The second oldest institution of higher education in the United States and the oldest university in Scotland are joining forces to offer an undergraduate joint-degree program.
After taking one last walk across campus as students -- through the historic Wren Building, down the brick pathways and across the Crim Dell Bridge -- William & Mary's Class of 2010 joyously entered Kaplan Arena on Sunday afternoon for its Commencement ceremony.
Army Maj. Gen. (retired) Robert E. Wagner provided the address during William & Mary's ROTC commissioning on Saturday in the Sadler Center's Commonwealth Auditorium. Among the dozen cadets who were commissioned was Amy Rarig '10, Wagner's granddaughter.
The following are the remarks that Christina Romer '81 gave during William & Mary's 2010 Commencement ceremony.
Carl Strikwerda, Dean of the Faculty in Arts and Sciences at William & Mary, recently sent the following end-of-year report to members of the faculty.
Christina Romer '81, one of the most influential economists in the nation as President Barack Obama's Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers will address graduates during the 2010 commencement exercises.
Professor Larry Leemis has received the 2010 Plumeri Award for Excellence.
Dr. Sarah Day received an NSF Earlier Career Award: (DMS CAREER 0955604, Computational Dynamics and Topology), which is one of most prestigious awards in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars.
Andrew Wilcox and Virginia Forstall won first prize in the Poster Session, 2010 Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Francisco, CA. Patrick Steele won an Honorable distinction award in poster presentation, Data Expo competition, 2009 Joint Statistical Meetings, Washington, D.C.
Professor Chi-Kwong Li has been awarded a Fulbright grant by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) to visit Hong Kong in the spring and fall of 2011.
Goldman, who will receive a B.A. in Government, plans to pursue a career in screenwriting, editing, and independent filmmaking in Washington D.C. after graduation.
David Holmes, Walter G. Mason Professor of Religious Studies, will serve as the speaker at William & Mary's baccalaureate service on May 15. The service will take place at 9:30 a.m. in William and Mary Hall.
Students in Professor Tandeciarz's creative writing class studied a variety of poetic traditions, analyzed classic texts, and reflected on the relationship between words, identity, and activism. Check out the text and audio of their class portfolio.
Sarah Todd ’10 won the David S. Bruce Award for Undergraduate Excellence from the American Physiological Society.
The first public display of artifacts recovered from the capital city of chief Powhatan will be featured at Jamestown Settlement through November.
Every year, the Economics Department gives out the Robert A. Barry award for the Outstanding Graduating Senior.
William & Mary professor Colleen Kennedy and grad student Patrick Tucker MPP '11 might be able to give you a few tips for the road. After all, the two recently took the stage to compete in a round of "Jeopardy!" themselves.
Student-athletes Baako, Acharyo, Caldwell and Paolini embody the Tribe's tradition of excellence.
Alan Meese '86, Ball Professor of Law, and Sarah Stafford, the Paul Verkuil Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics, co-taught two courses during the fall 2009 semester.
Brittany Lewis '11 and Daniel Sinden '11 have been named Goldwater scholars, one of the most prestigious undergraduate honors in math and science.
Foster was elected to the Williamsburg City Council on Tuesday night, becoming the first William & Mary student ever to do so.
Committee on Sustainability announces College's top-10 DOTs.
Over the past 25 years, the William and Mary Alumni Association has awarded Student Academic Prizes in an effort to honor those students who serve as models of the academic integrity of the College.
Carolyn was recently named the national chapter officer of the year by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). She is the president of William & Mary chapter of NSCS and was inducted into the honor society her freshman year.
Africana Studies was launched this academic year as a new interdisciplinary program that offers majors and minors as part of an expanded curriculum of Black Studies and African Studies.
As the landscape of entertainment evolves, Jason Manns '02, is riding the wave, and playing on a screen - and an iPod - near you.
George Grayson's recent book chronicles the rise of Mexico's new drug cartels and their efforts to exercise control through violent intimidation.
Music Department Professor of Jazz Voice, Stephanie Nakasian will be featured on National Public Radio's "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross.
Sociology Professor Kathleen Slevin has been named the recipient of the 2010 Thomas Ashley Graves, Jr. Award.
Sociology Professor Kathleen Jenkins has received an Alumni Fellowship Award from the William & Mary Alumni Association.
In what the dean calls a "truly herculean effort," the admissions staff at the nation's oldest law school oversaw another record year for applications. It's a trend others are also seeing across the Williamsburg campus.
Francesca Fornasini, Class of 2010 received a National Science Foundation Fellowship in Astrophysics
William and Mary students participating in our semester study abroad program in La Plata were recently featured in the Argentine press when they visited clandestine detention centers in the city of Tandil.
"Merging Souls: Arts of Devotion in Latin America" is a student-curated exhibition that will open on Friday, April 23 at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. A student symposium, scheduled for Friday, April 30, will showcase their research on the objects and themes on display.
It's a multimedia, interdisciplinary look at one of the world's most toxic substances.
Hope, a whimbrel fitted with a transmitter last year, has returned to the Eastern Shore. She's the first whimbrel the Center for Conservation Biology has tracked on the migratory "full circle."
A team of William & Mary students placed second in the world and was named best United States college delegation at the 2010 Harvard Model United Nations Conference in Taipei, Taiwan.
Prof. Xipeng Shen offered appointment by IBM Canada.
Congratulations to our Russian House soccer team! We won 5:1 against the German House on Saturday, April 10th!
Twenty faculty members of the College of William & Mary have been selected to receive Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence in recognition of their exemplary achievements in regard to teaching, research and service.
Halleran wrapped up the yearlong discussion April 8 with a session about the draft "white paper" document that both describes the findings from the six previous conversation sessions and makes recommendations on how the College should move forward.
Associate Professor Kveta (Tuska) Benes has been awarded a 2010 Alumni Fellowship Award in recognition of her teaching excellence.
Professor Kris Lane has published Colour of Paradise: The Emerald in the Age of Gunpowder Empires with Yale University Press
Liberal arts education rests at the foundation of all American colleges and universities, one just has to dig a little deeper to highlight its importance, Carol Schneider said during last Friday's installment of the Campus Conversation speaker series.
Freelance journalist D. Dalton Bennett is in the center of a bloody Central Asian revolution.
William & Mary's Committee on Sustainability (COS) announced the funding of five awards for sustainability internships for the summer of 2010. This is the second year for these awards.
For the first time a William & Mary composition student will be given the chance to compose for the W&M Symphony Orchestra. Click for more details.
The worldwide conference was held in Taipei, Taiwan, March 14-18, 2010. Congratulations!
Video: Anna Wagner '10 makes a charcoal study of Jacob.
9th Annual Graduate Symposium- Nate Phillips and Jonathan Skuza win awards.
Her love for the art of printmaking and her particular specialty in etching and engraving is also what led her to become one of the student curators for the new "Mediated Image: Techniques in Printmaking" exhibit at the College's Muscarelle Museum of Art.
In 2010-2011, the biology department will be offering several new courses.
Two William & Mary faculty members will lead the multiyear effort to better understand the role of race in the College's history, including its connections to slavery, Provost Michael R. Halleran announced recently.
Innovation and intrigue abound as scholars lead more than 135 presentations at the 9th Annual Graduate Research Symposium.
The importance of service and the value of a close-knit college community were just some of the topics that arose out of last Tuesday's campus conversation on William & Mary's ability to provide its students the tools for success.
A reading presented by the College's Patrick Hayes Writer's Series.
Professors from VIMS, William & Mary and University of Maryland pursue clean water and sustainable fuel sources in Gloucester Point.
Lou Rossiter is a research professor at the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy at the College of William & Mary. He is former Secretary of Health and Human Resources for Virginia and has written a book on Medicare reform.
AidData, a new public website and search engine tracking development finance flows, was launched March 24 at a conference in Oxford, UK.
We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the invention of the laser. First event will be a photo contest.
Mary Eason Fletcher, lecturer in music and instructor of voice at the College of William & Mary, had an exceptional holiday surprise last December.
The College of William and Mary has been chosen as one of 10 institutions in the nation to participate in a federal pilot program geared toward developing and expanding educational partnerships in India.
Lisa L Heuvel, M.A. '05, successfully defended her Ed.D. dissertation "Teaching at the Interface: Curriculum and Pedagogy in a Teachers' Institute on Virginia Indian History and Culture" this February at the W&M School of Education.
A recent grant from the National Science Foundation could enable researchers at William & Mary to gain a better understanding of how to properly treat mental disorders.
Public Policy Research Professor Lou Rossiter named chair of the Coalition for Health Services Research.
Senior Kate Hibbs served pregnant members of the migrant community on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
Physics graduate students participate in the Fifth Annual Graduate Student Research Forum held in Richmond, Virgina.
Prof. Xipeng Shen was awarded an NSF Career grant to support his research on "Input-Centric Program Behavior Analysis and Adaption."
Former William & Mary President Paul Verkuil '61 has been appointed by President Barack Obama as chairman of a newly reconstituted Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS). The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination March 3.
Religious Studies Professor Marc Lee Raphael will be a featured guest on this week's "With Good Reason."
Six graduate students from the College of William & Mary joined the prestigious Fifth Annual Graduate Student Research Forum in Richmond on March 4, hosted by the Virginia Council of Graduate Schools.
Kinesiology & Health Sciences major, Sarah Todd, has been named a finalist for the David Bruce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, awarded by the American Physiological Society.
The 2010 Phi Beta Kappa Award for the Advancement of Scholarship was awarded to Sociology Professor Graham Ousey.
Sociology Professor Jennifer Bickham Mendez has been awarded a Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence.
Linda Lavin '59 worked with William & Mary students and the musical theatre repertoire.
Physics Majors participated in the 2010 Undergraduate Symposium on Friday, February 26th.
Cary will be the featured soloist in the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra's next concert.
Nearly 100 faculty-mentored undergraduate research projects in the sciences were presented at the 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Science Symposium.
It‘s a compendium of resources for geosciences faculty and our own Heather Macdonald is a big part of it.
Years of work by a William & Mary faculty member and his students will be on display this weekend when the National Park Service opens the New York African Burial Ground's interactive visitor center.
April 12, 2010 we received the visit of the immensely popular folk group, Zolotoi ples!
A large group of our own RPSS majors will be spending this summer studying for six weeks in St. Petersburg, Russia in the WM Summer Study Abroad Program.
This year's Braithwaite lecturer will be Kathy Davis, senior researcher at the Institute of History and Culture at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
Teams of student videographers create documentaries on area citizens.
Video produced as part of W&M contest will become part of international band's repertoire.
Spanning places and cultures from Bollywood to Alabama, the sights and sounds of the William & Mary Global Film Festival filled Williamsburg this weekend.
A group of William & Mary students and professors recently turned the blue depths of the Adair Pool into an ancient Greek myth's underworld.
Professor LuAnn Homza has been named a winner of a 2010 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence.
A W&M research team explored immigration issues by walking the immigrants' trail across the Sonora/Arizona border.
Based on mid-year giving data, the first half of fiscal 2010 has brought some encouraging signs for William & Mary's fundraising efforts.
Two Arts & Sciences faculty members were recently recognized for their service to their colleagues and the College.
Click here to see the program and pictures of our conference!
Mica Willis '12, is the third generation of her family to attend William & Mary. Her grandfather, Hulon Willis, Sr. M.Ed.'56, was the first African-American to attend the College.
Zhichun Zhu (Ph.D. 2003) recently was awarded an NSF Career grant for a "Scalable and Universal Architecture for Next-Generation Memory Systems".
Results of a recent survey show faculty members concerned about lack of funding.
Professor Sophia Serghi recently gave an extensive interview in Opera Today.
The third annual Global Film Festival runs Feb. 18-21 and brings to W&M international filmmakers, musicians and scholars.
A sense of crisis and urgency hung over the crowd last Friday as Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, spoke at William & Mary of the possibility of a downfall in liberal arts education around the world.
Associate Professor Paul Mapp has won the 2010 Phi Beta Kappa Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Microbiologist Mark Forsyth was awarded the 2010 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award during the Charter Day ceremony.
Our small linguistics program benefits greatly from the expertise, teaching, and research of visiting faculty.
Higher education is one of the keys to our nation's economic recovery -- and William & Mary is a key to the future of the Commonwealth -- Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell told members of the College community in Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall Feb. 6.
The same might be said for Archibald's career and service to the College, which honored that devotion by presenting the economics professor with the Thomas Jefferson Award during Charter Day, 2010 ceremonies.
If one were to ask recent College of William and Mary graduate Nik Belanger what community service meant to him, he would probably respond "justice."
This weekend, Miller's extraordinary devotion to studying and solving some of those puzzles was recognized when she was presented the 2010 Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy.
Madelynn Watkinson, known as the beloved caretaker of the College's Adams Garden, will retire at the age of 86.
Professor J. Dirk Walecka, Emeritus, gave one of the keynote speeches at the 25th Anniversary of Jefferson Lab.
Assistant Professor Brett Rushforth has been awarded an ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship for 2011.
With just three semesters to go at the College Wagstaff took the plunge and became an art major, a decision which, less than a year later, is already paying off. Her watercolor painting of Barrett Hall was recently selected as the winner of William & Mary's annual Charter Day art contest.
W&M Jazz Combo members Seth Dalby and Michael Cammarata with faculty member Harris Simon performed for Governor McDonnell and the Virginia General Assembly.
From its base in the power center of Washington, D.C., the Global Environmental Governance Project engages the tough problems surrounding international environmental institutions and laws.
Panel discusses the often overlooked role law, business, education play in College's liberal-arts experience.
Literary activist will make three appearances Feb. 2-4.
"Being With Animals," the latest effort from anthropologist Barbara King, goes on sale Jan. 26. Her new book has generated a substantial amount of pre-press publicity.
Students and faculty members from William & Mary were featured during global event in China.
The College of William and Mary, partnering with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, will offer a new undergraduate minor in marine science.
On Feb. 5, the William and Mary Alumni Association will honor W. Samuel Sadler '64, M.Ed. '71, Nicholas St. George '60, J.D. '65 and Earl "Tuggy" Young '59 with the Alumni Medallion during a ceremony on campus.
Georgia Irby-Massie was invited to deliver a lecture on ancient geographers at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. While there she also visited the Antonine Wall
William & Mary's interdisciplinary environmental program is expanding, thanks to a new post-doctoral fellowship program.
The Middle East Studies Association of North America named Professor Abdul-Karim Rafeq, William and Annie Bickers Professor of Arab Middle Eastern Studies, an Honorary Fellow
Symphonies gingerly embrace digital performers.
Mission work, independent research, give way to survival and helping others after major earthquake.
A paper by Eddy Zhang, Yunlian Jiang, and Xipeng Shen, won the Best Paper Award at the 15th ACM SIGPLAN Annual Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP'10).
Mitchell Reiss, vice provost for international affairs at the College of William and Mary, talks about the challenges of international negotiations.
Reves fellow's work subtitling Cuban films gains for them world-wide exposure.
IBBSS (pronounced Ibis), the Institute for Integrative Bird Behavior Studies, is a new addition to our web site.
A private gift from Adrian G. "Casey" Duplantier Jr., matched by 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union of Newport News, will support another season of Antarctic field research for two W&M students¬graduate student Kate Ruck of W&M's School of Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and W&M undergraduate Sarah Giltz.
The Project on International Peace and Security engages undergraduates in knotty security issues—and teaches them how to write policy briefs.
Lily Panoussi's new book on the influence of Greek tragedy on Vergil has emerged from Cambridge University Press.
Associate professor of psychology Peter Vishton has created a DVD for parents on the development of children between 0 and 14 months of age. Vishton is the director of the College's Child Research Center.
Thank you all for a good semester of service, teaching, advising, and creative activity. The College of W&M succeeds due to the combined efforts of all members of our community. On occasion, we have the opportunity to recognize some of those community members, and so I want to announce several awards and note two transitions, as well as share some good development news.
In the year and a half since she graduated from the College of William and Mary, Ashley Pinney '08 has not spent more than a few months at home at one time.
Geologists at William & Mary bring state-of-the-art research techniques to examination of riparian buffers.
The College of William and Mary's School of Education has received a $1.31 million grant from the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Program to fund a project that will bring new U.S. history curriculum to middle schools around the nation.
Three W&M students have been offered, and have accepted, internships with the U.S. Mission to NATO for the coming summer. Congratulations Samuel!
Three W&M students have been offered, and have accepted, internships with the U.S. Mission to NATO for the coming summer. Congratulations Andrea!
Psychology professor Harvey Langholtz awarded the 2009 Peacekeeping Education and Training Award.
Three W&M students have been offered, and have accepted, internships with the U.S. Mission to NATO for the coming summer.
A letter from several participants in the Chesapeake Algae Program is printed in the leading journal "Science." The writers point out several environmental benefits of using algae as biofuel feedstock.
A group of more than 100 faculty, staff and students pondered the recipe of the College's "special sauce" -- a combination of ingredients that, properly blended, allow for the smooth incorporation of research activity into the education of many William & Mary students.
Adam Otstot '04, M.Ed. '07 traveled from his home in Williamsburg, to compete in this extraordinary competition that was held in Hawaii this past October. Otstot finished 94th overall, with an impressive 9 hours, 27 minutes and 49 seconds.
Mitchell Reiss, faculty member and senior administrator, named president of Washington College in Chester, MD. He will assume the post July 1, 2010.
J.C. Poutsma received an ovation for his thermite explosion on Barksdale Field.
Irene Morrison-Moncure ('11) spent the summer of 2009 working on her Monroe project, a guide to grammar for students of Latin.
William & Mary's first two participants in the College's partnership with the Internships in Francophone Europe are back on campus.
The Society for Ethno- musicology awards several prizes each year for the best scholarship in the field. The College of William and Mary was extremely well represented this year in the roster of prize-winners. Congratulations are due to Max Katz and Ethan Lechner!
Last month, more than 20 students from various organizations - including the College's Committee on Sustainability, the Sharpe Community Scholars Program, the EcoHouse, and the Student Environmental Action Coalition - completed the College's first green roof test plots.
Professor of Biology Dan Cristol is studying the impact the element mercury, found in rivers, lakes and streams, has on the birds that dwell around the polluted water.
Senior Kira Allmann is one of 32 American Rhodes Scholars for 2010, the Rhodes Trust announced Nov. 22. The Rhodes Scholarships are one of the world's highest academic honors.
The College of William and Mary has a greater percentage of undergraduates who participate in study abroad programs than any other public institution offering doctoral degrees in the United States, according to a recent study by the Institute of International Education.
One of the most fascinating aspects of public policy is that its effects can be felt in most areas of daily life. On November 6, Jefferson Program students were given the opportunity to learn about the various aspects of emergency management during the second fall semester policy dialogue.
The music departments of historic Bruton Parish Church and the College of William and Mary joined with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for "A Handel Festival: Music in the World of George Frideric Handel". Click for photos from some of the events.
Language tutors share culture, Knowledge
In the recent ACM Mid-Atlantic Regional Programming contest, a team consisting of Sarah Cameron, Kevin Cox and Joel Gillespie placed 14th out of 161 teams.
New faculty member Molly Swetnam-Burland is in high demand as a speaker on her specialty of Egyptian and Egyptianizing artifacts in Roman art.
John Oakley has been chosen as the Martha Sharp Joukowsky lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America, and will be sharing his knowledge of Greek vase painting with audiences in twelve cities across the US.
Senior honors student Megan Shuler was the recipient of a Dintersmith fellowship from the college for honors research. With the support of the fellowship she spent the summer of 2009 researching her honors thesis on Roman domestic architecture, which she is completing under the direction of Molly Swetnam-Burland.
What can you do with a classics degree? Apparently become the chief academic officer for one of the best universities in the country.
Inglis was one of a handful of William & Mary students who approached the theatre department last year and asked if they could serve as the designers for one of the College's main stage productions.
Medical clinics and ethnographic research in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic are aimed at helping people help themselves.
John Eisele and Driss Cherkaoui have been awarded a Dept. of Education grant for their textbook series on Arabic
Callaway spent most of his summer building a contrabass recorder, with the finished product being only slightly shorter than he is.
More than 150 members of the College community attended the first of a year-long examination into the question.
Students in Bill Hutton's second-semester Greek class won high honors in the first annual National Greek Exam for first-year Greek students
Heather Macdonald, Chancellor Professor of Geology at William & Mary, has been proclaimed the winner of the Neil Miner Award by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT).
Read about Biology Topics courses offered in the upcoming 2010 Spring Semester (Bio 404 - Topics in Biology course catalog listing).
John Riofrio, "Rio," recently published an editorial response to CNN's documentary Latino in America in the Huffington Post
Halloween brings out the phage in some of us.
Susan Donaldson discusses lynching, Abu Ghraib prison, Barack Obama and the illusion of a post-racial America.
Five cadets from William & Mary competed in the 4th Brigade, Eastern Region Ranger Challenge Competition at Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 23-25.
The Russian and Post Soviet Program welcomes the renowned filmmaker Evgeny Tsymbal
The Russian and Post Soviet Program welcomes the renowned filmmaker Evgeny Tsymbal
Thank you to all those who attended our homecoming reception!
The Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy, the William & Mary Law School and the National Center for State Courts have collaborated to create the Bolin Fellowship which provides tuition and a paid internship for minority students enrolled in the college's joint master of public policy and juris doctorate program.
TJPPP International Interns
The William & Mary community is invited to attend a "Campus Conversation" Thursday on what it means to be a liberal arts university in the 21st century.
Six seniors and their faculty mentors immerse themselves in yesterday, today and tomorrow
George Greenia, professor of modern languages and literatures at the College of William and Mary, has been elected to the senate of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
Several of William & Mary's ROTC cadets received accolades this summer for their participation in ROTC events and programs.
Professor Kevin A. Vose`s new book, Resurrecting Candrakirti: Disputes in the Tibetan Creation of Prasangika, was published from Wisdom Publications in 2009. Congratulations! Read more about its content here.
Project-Level Aid (PLAID)has come together wit the non-profit organization Development Gateway to make detailed information on development finance more accessible and to create a comprehensive database on development activities.
Brian Kreydatus and Brad McLemore gave insights into their works featured as part of the 11th faculty art show at the Muscarelle Museum.
Jeremy Weeden is awarded the 2009 Rolf G. Winter Teaching Award
Biology Professor Dan Cristol will discuss the impact of mercury pollution in waterways on public radio's With Good Reason the week of Oct. 17.
Remember those hot, sticky summers when your parents made you and your siblings pile into the back of the station wagon, heading out for a long trek to see the great West? Well, for nearly four decades, geology students at William and Mary have made a similar kind of road trip - with their professors instead of parents - by signing up for the Regional Field Geology course, aka Geology 310.
David L. Holmes, Walter G. Mason Professor of Religious Studies, will present to the William & Mary community a talk entitled, "College in the 1950s Compared with College Today."
The Schroeder Center for Health Policy and the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy will host a forum on healthcare reform and how it may impact Medicare and Medicaid programs.
A key indicator of a university's strength is the quality of its graduate research, and the recent thesis/dissertation awardees demonstrate that the College is thriving.
Hundreds of curious families poured into Trinkle Hall on Family Weekend to meet excited student representatives and alumni of William & Mary's many study abroad and exchange programs.
Comedian Jon Stewart '84, one of William & Mary's most famous alumni, has been lauded again by the entertainment industry.
English Professor Hermine Pinson will be featured next week on the public radio program, With Good Reason.
The Department of Music professor will perform original compositions Oct. 11 at the Kennedy Center.
Creator of Writer-in-Residence Program comes home for Hayes Writers Series tonight at 7 p.m.
Salvatore Saporito, an associate professor of sociology at William & Mary, has received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a new database of school attendance boundaries for the country's largest school districts.
Assistant Government Professor Rani Mullen served as an observer for Afghanistan's Aug. 20 presidential election.
Sebastian Brock '11 prepares to compete at the national yo-yo contest.
In the battle for the paddle, Physics Professor David Armstrong outlasts the competition.
Bailey Thomson was one of millions around the world who recently observed the Islamic tradition of Ramadan. But unlike the majority of those who observe the holy month, Thomson is not a Muslim.
The College of William & Mary and its Virginia Institute of Marine Science formed a collaborative research initiative to investigate producing biofuel from algae growing naturally in the Chesapeake Bay.
Mary Myers' summer was a whirlwind of rehearsals and performances in two of the biggest cities on the East Coast. Now, she is bringing what she learned from that experience to her next role on the William & Mary main stage.
Eleven William & Mary alumni were selected this year to receive scholarships from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which will send them everywhere from The Dominican Republic to Korea.
It is no secret that the hot topic in Washington DC right now is health care reform.
Assistant professor of government Rani Mullen served as a U.S. observer of the August 20 presidential election in Afghanistan.
Sometimes the best opportunities come from the worst rejections, as Nate Shaw discovered first-hand.
Harriman Professor of Government and Public Policy Lawrence Wilkerson talked with NPR's "On Point" about increasing troops in Afghanistan and about U.S. there.
John Morreall's new book 'Comic Relief' fights back against those who have stigmatized humor.
The Raft Debate, a much beloved William & Mary tradition, will be held at the Sadler Center's Commonwealth Auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 pm.
William & Mary's Schroeder Center for Health Policy starts the 2009-2010 academic year with a new name and a new director - Jennifer Mellor.
Andy Allen ('11) is preparing to relish everything the old world has to offer. As the first recipient of the Timothy J. Sullivan Scholarship, he will spend fall semester of his junior year at the University of Nottingham in England.
New Provost Michael Halleran addresses faculty and discusses the upcoming campus conversation on what it means to be a liberal arts university.
The Roy R. Charles Center and Writing Resources Center, two-well known resources for William & Mary students, will have new homes this fall. Both spaces, which used to be housed in Tucker Hall, will continue to inspire discovery and research.
The following message was sent to the Arts and Sciences faculty from Dean Carl Strikwerda on Sept. 13, 2009. - Ed.
Anne K. Rasmussen's chapter "Indonesian Reciters of the Qur'an and the Juncture between Creation and Recreation" was just published in a new book from The University of Illinois.
Prof. Poshyvanyk has been awarded a three year NSF grant.
Professor Debra Shulman spent much of the summer conducting research throughout the Middle East.
As interns for the Committee on Sustainability (COS), Tyler Koontz '09 and Judi Sclafani '11 spent their summer months evaluating William & Mary's recycling and waste services. Thanks to that work - and a recommendation by the students - the College will now save $40,000 annually.
In the first meeting of the 2009-2010 University Teaching Project, W&M faculty discussed what they would like their students to be able to "do" 10 years after leaving W&M.
NiCad, a multi-national experimental rock band from the Hague, will visit the William and Mary Campus for concerts and student workshops featuring their eclectic style and unique approach to digital music.
The following are the prepared remarks of Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey ('82) for Opening Convocation 2009. - Ed.
William & Mary reduced its carbon emissions 16 percent per square foot of building space since 2002, according to the College's first official greenhouse gas inventory released this week.
The College of William & Mary's Class of 2013 and its entering graduate and transfer students will be welcomed to campus by former U.S. Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey ('82) at the annual Opening Convocation Ceremony on Aug. 28.
Serghi, an associate professor of music at William & Mary, met Cynthia and dozens of other children with similar stories during a week-long service trip to their school this summer.
Alex Gunderson (W&M '07) published a paper with Dr. Mark Forsyth and Dr. John Swaddle that is featured in a story by the BBC. Alex's work points to effects that feather-degrading bacteria have on bluebird plummage coloration and health.
Morgan Faulkner, a rising sophomore at the College, is a member of the Upper Mattaponi Tribe in King William, Va. She came to the College last year as William & Mary's first Trevarthen Scholarship recipient.
Seniors in the geology department do a whirlwind tour from the bottom of a slate quarry to the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Jonathan Jarvis '75 has been recommended by President Barack Obama for nomination as the next director of the National Park Service.
Craig Canning, an associate professor of history at the College of William and Mary, is leading 16 educators from across the nation in the 2009 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad: History and Culture in China Program.
Satellite tracking reveals that these far-flying wading birds have a tendency to show up where they're least expected.
Robin Looft-Wilson is one of five recipients of the 2009 Alumni Fellowship Award for Excellence in Teaching and will be recognized at the Fall Awards Banquet in September with a $1,000 honorarium.
Just two years after debuting his "Tragedy! A Musical Comedy" in New York's Fringe Festival, Michael Johnson ('09) is back again with a new musical, and a cast and crew of William & Mary students and alumni are helping to bring it to life.
The Center for Conservation Biology has mapped out on a website all known bald eagle nests in Virginia. Know of one not listed? Tell them about it.
NSF has awarded an ECCS-IHCS grant on Multi-Scale QoS for Body Sensor Networks to Professor Gang Zhou. This 3-year project is in collaboration with both the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Computer Science Department at the University of Virginia.
In the days and weeks that followed Iran's election, the world watched as protests and violence filled the country's streets. For one William & Mary student, the conflict hit especially close to home.
Wednesday's press conference by South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is a good case study, says Susan Wise Bauer, assistant professor of English at William & Mary.
The Virginia Shakespeare Festival, with William & Mary Theatre Professor Christopher Owens serving as its producing artistic director, kicked off its 31st season at Phi Beta Kappa Hall last night. This year's season includes three smash hits and a professional company recruited from all over the country.
The Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary – Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia chapter of The Nature Conservancy have successfully used state of the art, 9.5 gram, satellite transmitters to track five whimbrels (Numenius phaeopus) from a migratory staging area in Virginia to their breeding grounds near Hudson Bay.
The Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary - Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia chapter of The Nature Conservancy have successfully used state of the art, 9.5 gram, satellite transmitters to track five whimbrels (Numenius phaeopus) from a migratory staging area in Virginia to their breeding grounds near Hudson Bay.
Carl Strikwerda, Dean of the Faculty in Arts and Sciences at William & Mary, sent the following e-mail to A&S faculty and staff regarding the appointment of Teresa Long, Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, to Dean for Educational Policy.
We're also who made what we wear and what it's made from. (And other fashion truisms that will keep green the new black.)
I remember the original plan: work for a couple of years after college, then go to graduate school full-time.
I am an environmental policy and international relations double-major.