Out of context features faculty members from the College of William and Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
Out of context features faculty members from the College of William and Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
Out of context features faculty members from the College of William and Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
Each year the English Department invites distinguished writers to campus to read from their work and meet with student writers. This yea's readings will be held in the Muscarelle Museum's gallery, and the public is cordially invited.
For Kelly O’Toole '14, the opportunity to combine her interest in biology and anthropology with her passion for animals provided the perfect starting point to develop her Sharpe Community Scholars Program summer project.
Kulick recognized for her service and governance contributions to William & Mary.
William & Mary's Schroeder Center for Health Policy receives grant to study medicare payment systems.
Virginia's breeding population of red-cockaded woodpeckers reached a new high this year, with nine breeding pairs documented in late May.
Katherine Preston recently took the helm of the Society for American Music. But overseeing a national scholarly organization with close to 1,000 members isn’t the only thing keeping the musicology professor busy this year.
Awards won by our distinguished RPSS students this year!
The College of William & Mary hosted the 2011 Digital Mapping Techniques Conference in May.
The William & Mary group is part of a new industry-academia-government collaboration, the Virginia Nanoelectronics Center (ViNC). ViNC is based at the University of Virginia; the partnership also includes Old Dominion University.
Kristin Wustholz is featured in Chemical and Engineering News
Program announcement on new departmental board members.
The Physics Department celebrate our Undergraduates.
In this year's National Greek Exam, William & Mary's first-year Greek students scored 31% higher than the national average.
Our 2011 graduates receive their diplomas and awards.
The group includes the first graduate or professional student to receive a COS Summer Research Grant.
In the words of John Kelly '11, "Experiencing and immersing myself in the world of ancient Rome has allowed me to learn more than I ever could from pictures in textbooks or online."
What our faculty do when they're not in the classroom.
Bo Wu is the recipient of a Research Fellowship from the IBM Center for Advanced Studies (CAS).
Several awards are presented annually to graduates, staff and faculty members during the William & Mary Commencement ceremony.
Carl Strikwerda, Dean of Arts & Sciences, sent the following end-of-the-year message to members of the faculty and staff on May 14.
The College of William & Mary is raising funds to renew and preserve the historic Brafferton.
The William & Mary community honored students of the Brafferton Indian School, housed at the College from 1723 until the Indian School was discontinued at the time of the Revolutionary War, with a special ceremony April 30.
Dr. Peter Vishton recently hosted a live chat on Washington Post Conversations about the Hidden Power of Mothers.
Xipeng Shen has been selected to receive the prestigious Department of Energy Office of Science Fiscal Year 2011 Early Career Research Award.
William & Mary was once again a leader in the area of service during the 2010-11 academic year, according to data collected by Break Away, a nonprofit organization that helps colleges promote alternative break programs.
On May 5, Professor and Government Department Chair John McGlennon and John Marshall Professor Ron Rapoport spoke to 70 alumni, students, professors and Board of Visitors members at the Washington D.C. offices of DLA Piper about their research concerning what's in store for the 2012 elections.
Six William & Mary students will be commissioned as U.S. Army officers this weekend, the day before they graduate from the College.
The renovations to Tucker Hall could begin in early 2012 thanks to some last-minute funding allocated in the Commonwealth of Virginia's capital budget.
Ariana Berger '11 has been selected to participate in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a year-long, federally-funded fellowship for study and work in Germany.
Kalyani Hemant Phansalkar has been selected as the 2011 student Commencement speaker for the College of William and Mary.
On April 28, the Thomas Jefferson Public Policy Program welcomed E.J. Dionne to speak at its seventh annual alumni event in the W&M Washington Office.
Twenty exceptional William & Mary faculty members have received prestigious Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence this year.
Gary Miller received both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the College.
In his new book, Paul Mapp details imperial ambitions regarding North America during the pivotal period from 1713-1763.
More than 800 students from Williamsburg-James City County, Newport News, York and Hampton County, participated in the second annual “Science Behind Art” event.
Eddy Zheng Zhang has been selected as a recipient of the 2011 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. While the department has been the home of two prior finalists (Anne Huang, B.S. '05, and Meghan Revelle, Ph.D. '10), Eddy is the first William & Mary student to be a recipient of this prestigious scholarship.
Professor Phil Kearns is to receive a 2011 Thomas A. Graves, Jr. Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching.
Susan Verdi Webster selected for fellowships by the Guggenheim Foundation and National Humanities Center.
Students in William & Mary’s Watershed Dynamics class convened in the basement of Tyler and assumed the virtual roles of stakeholders —land developers, farmers, watermen, and local regulators—to simulate the challenges inherent in Chesapeake Bay management.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors recently appointed several faculty members to distinguished and designated professorships during the board's April meeting in Williamsburg.
Two William & Mary undergraduates, Julia Crowley '13 and Stephanie Mutchler '12, were recently awarded summer research fellowships from the American Physiological Society (APS).
John Oakley was awarded the prestigious Plumeri Award for his exemplary achievements in teaching, research, and service to the College.
When Philosophy Club president Adam Lerner '12 noted a need for a regional undergraduate philosophy conference, he decided to create one.
Adam Lerner '12 recently became the seventh student from William & Mary to be awarded the prestigious Beinecke Scholarship
W&M's artists-in-residence cap the academic year by performing Martin Feldman's six-hour, non-stop marathon, the String Quartet #2.
Emeritus ? Retirement for Professor Joseph Galano. His latest achievements include an award and a new appointment.
On April 24, the William & Mary chapter of the NAACP will present to the Department of History its 2011 Academic Department Award
At next September's meeting of the Board of Visitors, Provost Michael Halleran will recommend that Kveta (Tuska) Benes be designated the Clark G. and Elizabeth H. Diamond Associate Professor of History
The Board of Visitors at its meeting on April 15, 2011, approved the recommendation of Provost Michael Halleran that Haining Wang be designated the Wilson P. and Martha Claiborne Stephens Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Computer Science for a three-year term, effective with the beginning of the 2011-12 academic year.
The William & Mary Alumni Association has chosen Betsy Konefal as a recipient of a 2011 Alumni Fellowship Award.
William & Mary Psychology Alum gives credit to his professors.
Senior Academic Technologist Mike Blum is the recipient of the 2011 Duke Award.
The Old Power Plant: 35 Years of Ceramics at William & Mary features work by ceramic artists who studied under Marlene Jack. Closing exhibition Thursday, April 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Andrews Gallery.
Sociology alum Pamela Sertzen ('07) has received a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
Students take up their swords to bring the 'Rover' to the William & Mary stage.
George Albert (Bert) Cortina and Harry Gao have been selected for the 2010/11 Stephen K. Park Undergraduate Scholarship Award. The award is presented annually at the Department of Computer Science diploma ceremony to at least one student earning a B.S. in Computer Science at William & Mary.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors today unanimously elected alumnus Jeffrey B. Trammell '73 as the College’s next rector.
Heather Macdonald is passionate about the earth sciences and equally passionate about the teaching of earth sciences.
The Virginia Historical Society has awarded the Richard Slatten Award for Excellence in Virginia Biography to Susan Kern.
Mark Nauta and Jennifer Thorne have been selected as Phi Beta Kappa Spring 2011 Initiates, the highest academic honor awarded to liberal arts students in the United States.
Elizabeth Harbron prepares undergraduates for a life in research.
Marlene Jack: Retrospective on view at the Muscarelle Museum of Art April 16 – June 19.
W&M's artists-in-residence won't take a break during rarely performed String Quartet #2.
Three faculty members have been recognized with the Arts & Sciences inaugural award for teaching excellence.
After graduating with a double-major in linguistics and sociology, Rachel Smith finds her job at U.S. News to be the perfect way to blend her passion for service and her love for communications.
Gul Ozyegin, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Sociology, is among the 2011 winners of the prestigious Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence.
Isil and Tom Dillig are currently doctoral students in the Stanford Computer Science Department. They have accepted offers to join the Department of Computer Science at William & Mary as Assistant Professors, starting with the Spring 2012 semester.
Economics Professor and Williamsburg Mayor Clyde A. Haulman is the 2011 winner of the Prentis Award.
Hope is a whimbrel, a species of shorebird known for its long migrations. She was captured on May 19, 2009 on the Eastern Shore and fitted with a solar transmitter by scientists from the Center for Conservation Biology.
The dancing yellow glow of candlelight illuminated the faces of about 70 William & Mary and local community members who gathered in the Wren Yard Monday night to remember the victims of the earthquake that devastated Japan just one month ago.
Elizabeth Miller (Women's Studies, '11) is exploring the history of marriage preparation courses on American college campuses by organizing her own.
The book, "Philip the Chancellor: Motets and Prosulas" is a new edition of works by Philip the Chancellor edited by Music Department Chair Thomas Payne.
Susan Verdi Webster is among a group of 180 scholars, artists and scientists to receive the fellowship this year, and one of two in the field of fine arts research.
For Ashley Edward Miller '94, his dreams truly have become his reality. His experience is a shining example of how an education at the College of William and Mary can change a person, allowing them to point their career and life in any direction.
Assistant Professor of Government Maurits van der Veen discusses the foreign aid response to the Japanese earthquake.
William & Mary Theatre Professor Francis Tanglao-Aguas recently spent time in Japan learning the ancient traditional art of Noh Theatre
Every year, the Economics Department gives out the Robert A. Barry award for the Outstanding Graduating Senior.
Stories and videos featuring unlikely animal friendships have been going viral on the internet lately, prompting a major network television news magazine to seek out William & Mary anthropologist Barbara King to add some context to the phenomenon.
The lecture will be held at the School of Education at 4 p.m.
Geology Professor Chuck Bailey talks about earthquakes in Japan and Mexico April 7.
William & Mary students gather April 7-9 to present research at the international symposium, “Post-Soviet Television: Global Formats and Russian Power.”
Although May is officially Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the celebration is starting early at William & Mary with a variety of events being offered in April.
On a quiet Friday evening last fall, more than 800 people around the William and Mary campus pushed play on their mobile device at the same moment—and began what could be the next big social technology phenomenon of our time.
The William and Mary Scholar Award is presented each year to a small, select group of students who have overcome unusual adversity and/or would add to the diversity of the campus community.
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies integrates two existing majors – East Asian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies – to engage a changing, globally connected world.
UN Goodwill Ambassador and Junoon lead singer, Salman Ahmad, educates students about the world of international service and global wellness projects.
The award recognizes W&M faculty who have proven themselves to be exceptional teachers and scholars over a sustained period of time.
At the Harvard University-sponsored World Model U.N. (WorldMUN) Conference held March 14-18 in Singapore, 11 out of 14 William & Mary delegates took home diplomacy awards -- a number only surpassed by only one other delegation.
If you are a fan of log flumes or simulators, theme parks or snow domes, chances are you have encountered some of the work of John Gerner '80, who graduated with a double major in Philosophy and Secondary Education.
As part of her senior music project, Tidaback is spending her final semester as an undergraduate working at the school in a new partnership between it and the William & Mary music department.
A new student organization at the College of William and Mary is seeking to help promote moderation and curb human rights violations in the world through the power of information.
School won several first and second place finishes in the first Virginia Redistricting Competition.
William & Mary artist-in-residence and award-winning writer, composer, performer and director Rinde Eckert will perform "An Idiot Divine" at the College on March 30.
Aisa Martinez jokes that she “gets paid to people-watch all day!” And it’s not too far from the truth.
Vivian Brown Henderson never had any doubt about where she wanted her education and career to take her. She majored in Psychology at William and Mary, which she saw as a stepping stone into a legal career.
"I have learned to do what makes you happy, what you’re passionate about."
Some forty friends, colleagues, and former students from all over Virginia and beyond gathered in the Wren Great Hall to honor David Clay Jenkins.
Pamela Hunt, professor of psychology and associate director of interdisciplinary neuroscience, is one of three recipients of the 2011-2012 James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships.
Flutist Eugenia Zuckerman, along with pianist Milana Strezeva, will present "Music of the Romantic Era" on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 8:00pm in the Williamsburg Library Theatre.
Hundreds of graduate students from 16 institutions will gather at the College of William & Mary on March 25 & 26 for the tenth annual Graduate Research Symposium. The theme of the event is "Preparing Scholars/Presenting Excellence."
The College of William and Mary's Alpha of Virginia chapter of Phi Beta Kappa gathers annually to celebrate the academic and professional achievement of its membership.
Launched today, the W&M Japan Recovery Initiative, is an easy, user friendly website to serve as an informational tool for those wishing to assist relief and recovery efforts in Japan.
Known as the "U2 of the Middle East," the concert is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for admission.
The Lemon Project at the College of William and Mary will host its 2011 spring symposium on March 19 at The Bruton Heights School in Williamsburg, Va.
The Tenth Annual Graduate Research Symposium, a two-day, broadly themed academic conference designed to bring together graduate students in differing areas of study in the Arts & Sciences, will be held at the Sadler Center on the campus of the College of William & Mary on March 25-26, 2011.
Computer Science doctoral student Fengyuan Xu is one of two recipients of the 2010-2011 Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring in the Natural and Computational Sciences. Fengyuan will be the first Computer Science graduate student to receive this award.
Two teams from the college are participating in the redistricting competition sponsored by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University and the Public Mapping Project.
Several upcoming events at William & Mary provide the campus and local communities an opportunity to celebrate Women's History Month through educational events and exhibits.
Research by Professor Webster and three undergraduate students is helping to fill gaps in the historical record – and set it straight.
“Our students come here looking for opportunities to discover new things and to work closely with faculty and share ideas. The SHIP project helps give them that,” says Professor Mellor.
A compromise between Democrats and Republicans would help avert the confrontation looming over the budget. In the current atmosphere, however, compromise is seen as a sell-out, not a crucial element of governing. Tea Party adherents admire Ronald Reagan and scorn compromise, but Reagan understood the need for compromise.
Professor Vishton recently began a two-year term as Program Director for Developmental and Learning Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Spring projects include athletics, electronics, library science, transportation, and marine science.
"William & Mary taught me to be strategic – that’s a foundation for how I live my life."
"The College opened my eyes to the realities of the world. It gave me the skills to combat injustice, to focus on service and to give back."
“I worked in the very beginning of drug discovery efforts. I designed and synthesized new molecules so biologists could test them."
Early each weekday morning, Craig Windham arrives at the National Public Radio studio in Washington, D.C.
The bald eagle breeding population along the James River has set a new record, with 165 breeding pairs of the birds documented in early March.
Two W&M teams participate in state redistricting competition.
In his new book "Collision Course: Federal Education Policy Meets State and Local Realities," Paul Manna details the successes and failures of No Child Left Behind.
Professor of English Terry Meyers believes a building now used to house a portion of the College’s ROTC Program may be home to the 18th-Century Bray School and would be the oldest existing building in the United States for the education of enslaved and free blacks. Tune in Friday, March 4, at 9 p.m. to hear more about his research.
For more than 35 years, the State Department has teamed with the College Board to facilitate the Overseas Schools Project.
We are excited to welcome Dr. Joanna Schug to the Psychology Department this fall. Dr. Schug graduated from Hokkaido University in Japan and is a cross-cultural psychologist.
Ralph H. Wark Professor of Art and Art History, Alan Wallach, Retires
The Virginia Gazette recently printed a review of two events related to the Music Department: The Ewell Concert Series Relâche concert and the Williamsburg Music Club's fund raiser featuring W&M adjunct faculty Christine Neihaus and Harris Simon.
Rachel Taylor '11 has developed a suite of software to monitor the performance of SciClone.
Eymen Gürtan and Ensemble present Sufi and Classical Music of Istanbul. Co-sponsored by the Reves Center for International Studies. Workshops to be announced. Free admission.
Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen helped kick off the Workshop on Pilgrimage Studies, co-hosted by the William & Mary and Georgetown's department of Spanish and Portuguese.
For some William & Mary professors, research consists of sitting at a desk poring over academic papers or sitting in a lab conducting science experiments. But as Professor of Dance Joan Gavaler shows through her latest piece, entitled "Symbol," research at the College doesn’t always come with hypotheses and conclusions.
For today’s psychology students, a variety of new hands-on courses enrich the academic experience.
“There are a lot of different things you can do with this degree that never would have crossed my mind when I graduated,” says Kara Snyder Smith '05.
Associate Professor Charles Palermo has just launched a new website.
Graduating Seniors Jillian Gibson, Lindsey Grunow, Cyrano Moore, & Natalie Rogers put on a fabulous senior exhibition.
The Central Intelligence Agency joined forces with William & Mary’s Project on International Peace and Security (PIPS) to conduct the first-ever Crisis Simulation Competition, described as " a Model U.N. for the intelligence community."
Physics Students represent the department at recent Undergraduate Symposium.
As a much-appreciated economics professor, successful advocate of curriculum reform, notable author, and community leader, there’s no question that Haulman has created an indelible legacy at the College.
Anne Morin '12, Hogan Fellowship recipient, excavated at the Poggio Civitate Field School.
In 1974, a young MFA graduate embarked on an incredible academic and professional career that’s spanned more than 37 years . . .
Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen will screen their new movie about the historic pilgrimage, The Camino, at a W&M workshop developing a consortium on pilgrimage studies.
Rinde Eckert, an international pioneer in multimedia performance, will visit the College of William and Mary as Helene Stein Vogt Artist-in-Residence in the Music Department.
Professor Spaeth recently received the College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Governance Award for her outstanding service to our Department and the College.
William & Mary's first freshman phage lab has demonstrated what possibly is the straightest learning curve known to science: zero to co-authorship in a peer-reviewed journal in under three years.
From gospel choirs to quilts, the William & Mary community is celebrating Black History Month with a variety of on-campus events.
When it comes to grading presidents, do they get a pass or fail? Professor of Government and Public Policy John Gilmour gives his expertise with HearSay's Cathy Lewis on Thursday, Feb. 17.
Two Arts & Sciences faculty members were recently recognized for their service to their colleagues and the College.
Nationally recognized scholars and activists discuss topics such as human rights, critical pedagogies, native issues and race and immigration Feb. 24-26 on the College campus. Free and open to the public.
John Oakley publishes a new book on Roman Sarcophagi
John Pence was one of hundreds of Americans who were evacuated after protests erupted across Egypt.
Six graduate students from the College of William & Mary presented cutting-edge research at the Graduate Student Research Forum on Feb. 3.
AidData goes mobile and launches app.
The Ewell Concert Series presents Relâche-Contemporary classical ensemble. They will perform on 2/18/11 at 8pm at the Williamsburg Library Theatre.
Assistant Professor of Economics Olivier Coibion reports why interest rates will change in a much more gradual manner than one might expect.
Gene Tracy, the Chancellor Professor of Physics, will serve as the interim Dean of Arts & Sciences at the College of William & Mary, effective July 1, 2011.
Sarah South Parks’ fortuitous discovery during a field research trip led to an incredible new opportunity for the College and future students.
Standing on a balance board created by Nintendo for its Wii Fit series, Dr. Ergin -- a retired octogenarian internist who good-naturedly prefers to call himself "mid-mature" -- is participating in a variety of exercises displayed on a nearby television. All the while he is under the watchful eye of Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Health Sciences Ray McCoy and student assistant Laura Halley '11.
Computer Science and Mathematics double major is admired for his tenacity in researching difficult problems.
A collection of diaries on display in Swem Library through March.
Moey Fox ’13 was selected as this year’s winner of the annual art contest for her charcoal drawing of the Crim Dell.
W&M alumna and renowned actress Linda Lavin '59 was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame during a ceremony in New York City's Gershwin Theatre on Jan. 24.
William & Mary voice teacher and jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian will present a tribute to jazz great Billie Holiday in the next event of the Department of Music's Ewell Concert Series.
Sociology professor uses technology to teach "the large class" in the William & Mary way.
Clyde Haulman, professor of economics, will appear on NPR's 'With Good Reason' radio program the week of Jan. 29
Carl Strikwerda, Dean of Arts & Sciences, sent the following beginning-of-semester message to members of the faculty on January 26.
Heng Yin (Ph.D., 2009) has been awarded an NSF CAREER grant for "Binary and Virtualization Centric Malware Defense." Heng is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University.
Jes Therkelsen has a B.A. in geology and an M.F.A. in documentary filmmaking, a combination that makes him ideal for an unusual position.
Zia-ur (Zia) Rahman, a former member of the Department of Computer Science, was killed December 16 in a single-car accident when his car ran off an icy road and struck a guardrail on Interstate 81.
The Appalachian Music Ensemble preserves and teaches the art of Appalachian music.
This video, produced by the Virginia Council of Graduate Schools, highlights the value of graduate research at William and Mary and across the Commonwealth.
Elizabeth Harbron, associate professor of chemistry, is the 2011 winner of William & Mary's Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award, an honor bestowed each Charter Day to a younger faculty member at the College.
Morris, a New Kent, Va., native majoring in psychology and minoring in community studies, will receive this year's Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership at the College's annual Charter Day ceremony, to be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 4 in William & Mary Hall.
A paper published in the prestigious online journal Nature Communications reveals the molecular biology behind a certain worm’s ability to break—or at least ignore—the laws of Mendelian genetics.
The Borgenicht Program for Aging Studies and Exercise Science awards grant to Prof. Shean.
Terry Meyers finds what may be the oldest existing school for blacks, and W&M's role in why it's in Williamsburg.
On Saturday morning, Feb. 5, 2011 the William and Mary Alumni Association will honor Sue Hanna Gerdelman '76, Marilyn Ward Midyette '75, J. Robert "Bob" Mooney '66, Michael K. Powell '85 and Rene Henry '54 with the Alumni Medallion during a ceremony on campus.
Carl Strikwerda, Dean of Arts & Sciences, sent the following message to members of the faculty on January 11.
Carl Strikwerda, William & Mary’s Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, has been named the 14th president of Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania.
Gang Zhou has been awarded a Faculty Interdisciplinary Initiatives Grant funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Humanities.
Paul Kieffaber, Assistant Professor of Psychology, has been awarded a Faculty Interdisciplinary Initiatives Grant.
William & Mary has seen significant enrollment increases in the study of foreign languages, specifically Arabic and Chinese.
Henderson ’92 has spent the last 14 years serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, as both an assistant commonwealth’s attorney and an assistant attorney general.
William & Mary played a significant role in the Historic Triangle Collaborative's Economic Diversity Task Force, which released a report of its recommendations in September 2010 after a year of research and discussion.
Rance Necaise (Ph.D. '98) is the author of the new book "Data Structures and Algorithms Using Python" (Wiley, 2010). Rance's new book gives programmers complete coverage of abstraction and basic data structures and algorithms in the Python language.
Lauren Campbell '12 is the latest student to be selected for an intern position in the still relatively new Welsh Assembly.
William & Mary has entered into a "sister university" arrangement with the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), a relationship that both sides hope will generate a wide range of mutually beneficial educational and research initiatives.
In the December 2010 magazine edition of The Health Journal is an article about what students in Kelly Charles' Fitness, leadership and Aging course are participating in at the Williamsburg Landing Retirement Community.
William & Mary lost a great friend and mentor, Lee Rawls.
Associate Professor of History Paul Mapp has published The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763.
Each year, William & Mary students are investing themselves in Nicaraguan communities under the tutelage of Jonathan Arries.
W&M Associate Professor Sophia Serghi and Artist in Residence the FLUX Quartet presented a concert featuring a new series of Serghi's original works on December 7, 2010.
William and Mary students win gold and bronze at "The University Physics Competition," an international contest for undergraduate students.
W&M Associate Professor of Music is teaming with the FLUX String Quartet for a performance of her original compositions Dec. 7 at Carnegie Hall.
Linguists will tell you that a language can begin to die in a single generation—if it is not passed down to children.
George Albert (Bert) Cortina has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Membership in Phi Beta Kappa, founded at William & Mary in 1776, is the highest academic honor awarded to liberal arts students in the United States.
William & Mary's Elizabeth Harbron is one of six U.S. chemists to be named Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars.
The Choirs of the College of William and Mary will present their annual winter concerts in Phi Beta Kappa Hall Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Each performance will offer something unique to its audience.
Two William & Mary scientists working in the laboratory of R. A. Lukaszew recently were recognized at the 57th International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society.
The Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy announced new board members in November.
As the winner of last year's orchestral commission competition through the music department, Laney was asked to create an original musical score between three and eight minutes.
The College's Committee on Sustainability (COS) has announced the projects funded for fall 2010 from the student green fee.
W&M's newest artists in residence will highlight the work of Associate Professor of Music Sophia Serghi, as well as David First, Annie Gosfield, Bumki Kim, and Bunita Marcus.
By invitation of the German Studies Section of Modern Languages and Literatures, Professor Sander Gilman, Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University, was a guest at the College of William & Mary Wednesday, November 17th.
Visiting Assistant Professor Melissa Kerin along with students from her Art of India course visited the Hindu Center in Richmond to observe Hindu rituals. They also visited the VMFA where they discussed the sensitive issue of the acquisition and display of Indian religious objects.
Senior Allison Mickel participated in a summer research project that led to publication in a new scholarly journal.
In high school, Shane Cooley '10 was "that guy" -- the quiet kid who kept to himself and was somewhat of an outcast.
This year's Homecoming had delightful weather, a win for the football team in overtime, and warm reunions with friends and faculty.
W&M Professor Greg Bowers will be teaching in the Cambridge summer program from July 8-August 11, 2011.
Robert Archibald and David Feldman to sign their new book at W&M Bookstore Nov. 20.
Hollywood director and documentarian Tom Shadyac came to Williamsburg last week to talk with students and screen his newest film "I Am."
William and Mary celebrates the laser with lectures, demonstrations, a treasure hunt and lots of liquid-nitrogen chilled ice cream.
Neal Cary, adjunct professor of cello and chamber music at the College of William and Mary performed the Cello Concerto No. 2 by Saint-Saens on November 13 and 14 with the Richmond Symphony.
In November, Professor Suzanne Raitt traveled to Glasgow, Scotland, to be one of the keynote speakers at "Unlacing Orlando," an inspirational day of lectures and discussions celebrating Virginia Woolf’s masterpiece.
And if the College’s student body does grow – even modestly -- what are the impacts to academics, students life, admissions, finances and the local community?
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine spoke with students in the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy Nov. 15.
Trefoil--Medieval trio of singer-instrumentalists (soprano, counter-tenor, lute, harp). Co-sponsored by the Reves Center for International Studies. Free admission.
The 2010 winners of the annual Alumni Association awards were honored at a banquet at the William and Mary Alumni House on Sept. 16. Among this year’s winners of the Alumni Fellowship awards was Associate Professor of Art, Elizabeth Mead.
Trip will be lead by Professor Brian Hulse, W&M Music Department, May 20-June 18, 2011.
Hispanic Studies students Rob Marty, Danielle Dwyer, Scott Brewington, and Paula Billingsley are finalists in the Fair Trade Fits Video Contest. Watch the video and cast your vote for them.
Professor Melvin Patrick Ely will appear on Friday's "Fox and Friends" discussing the role of free and enslaved blacks during the Civil War.
William & Mary students performed well at the ACM Regional Programming Contest held at Christopher Newport University.
The Veterans Society of William & Mary is hosting a tree dedication ceremony in honor of Army 1st Lt. Todd Weaver at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Wren Building’s Great Hall and the Wren Yard.
In 2010 Jes Therkelsen begins a two-year residency on campus, teaching and experimenting with how scientists can use visual communication to better publicize their work.
Pianist Lilia Boyadjieva, who was in town to perform as part of the Ewell Concert Series, presented a Master Class in Ewell Recital Hall on Friday, October 29th.
In this era of Wii and HDTV, where new statistics are always proving that Americans are not exercising enough and are eating the wrong foods, it is easy to think that we are all destined to spend the better part of our day on the couch watching life flicker away. Until you meet Todd Durkin '93.
When Rogers and Hammerstein's classic cowboy opera "Oklahoma!" opens at Phi Beta Kappa Hall next weekend, it will represent more than just two months of hard work.
William R. Kenan Jr., Professor of Humanities Mel Ely appeared Nov. 7 on Fox's "American's News Headquarters."
When Elsie Arnold responded to an audition notice posted on a 3x5 index card in the 1940s, she had no idea that she'd soon be cast in what would become one of Broadway's most famous and longest-running musicals: "Oklahoma!"
November 10 program features readings, recitations and discussion of the late Poet Laureate of Maryland.
As the United States wrestles with the threat of another terrorist attack, Kristina Meko is working on a plan.
The Virginia Herpetological Society honored W&M biology major Aniko Toth for her presentation at their annual meeting held in October.
Faculty Assembly president and economics professor Hausman believes devising a new financial model is William & Mary's greatest challenge.
For Judy Zwelling, director of applied music and piano instructor, having a faculty with “real-world” performance experience is only natural for a department whose purpose is to train professional musicians who may end up playing for an audience themselves one day.
W&M's pioneering Bickers Professor of Arab Middle Eastern Studies will receive bound volume of essays written in his honor at upcoming conference in San Diego.
Our First Annual MLL Homecoming Reception, held in the Reves Room on Friday, October 22, was a huge success. Current faculty and students hosted the event for returning alums and emeritus faculty.
you might want to attend a Colloquium by William & Mary Psychology Professor Janice Zeman
The College of William and Mary is among the top producers of Fulbright students for 2010-2011, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported recently.
This weekend, all of her hard work will pay off when hundreds of people take to the streets of Williamsburg for one of the country's largest walks for eating disorder awareness.
Schrodinger's Cat, the Department of Physics' boat
Professor of Government Ron Rapoport discusses the successes of the Tea Party movement and its impact on the mid-term election.
Three W&M Department of Music members who specialize in performing on historic instruments took part in a period instrumental performance of a Bach Cantata this fall in Norfolk.
Bonagura put Dent and James together, and within weeks the video had been shot, posted on Vevo, and viewed more than a quarter of a million times.
Paul Manna has published a new book about the implementation of the "No Child Left Behind" education reform.
Students from the Kinesiology & Health Sciences department with Ray McCoy’s help (and his 1940 John Deere tractor) entered a float in the 2010 Homecoming parade. The theme was “Mythic Physiological Function of the Griffin.”
Sophia Serghi's "Chamber Punk" on With Good Reason.
Sophia Serghi, Associate Professor of Music at William & Mary, will present a new series of her original compositions at Carnegie Hall on December 7, 2010 at 8:00pm.
Professor Anne Rasmussen's new book takes the reader into the heart of religious musical praxis in Indonesia.
The Association of American Colleges and Universities announced October 22 that William & Mary is among 32 colleges and universities chosen in a competitive process to participate in General Education for a Global Century.
Roller donated the piano to the department this summer. It is currently being used in the Ewell Hall studio of Ryan Fletcher, Lecturer of Voice and Director of the Opera Workshop at the College.
When Carol Sheriff looked through her daughter's social studies textbook, the William & Mary history professor had no idea she would soon find herself a central player in a national story.
Henry Hart is honored during Virginia Book Awards ceremony for his lifetime of writing, studying and promoting great poetry.
As an eighth grader, Philip Forgit '89, M.A.Ed. '95 decided he would like to become a teacher — he figured having summers off would give him a "nice schedule." Reasons for his career choice aside, Forgit's experience in the world of education has proven to be extraordinarily "nice" in many ways.
Oh was one of at least nine William & Mary students and alumni who participated in a town hall meeting with President Barack Obama Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C.
William & Mary’s Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance will begin a new performance series this week designed to use theatre as a vehicle for discussion.
Oh is one of at least four William & Mary students who have been selected to participate in a televised town hall meeting with President Barack Obama on Oct. 14. The interactive, one-hour event titled "A Conversation with President Obama" will air live and commercial-free on MTV, MTVu, BET, Centric, TR3s and CMT at 4 p.m. (ET) and stream live on MTV.com, BET.com and CMT.com.
President, Richmond Tea Party
Founder, Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis
What happens when federal officials try to accomplish goals that depend on the resources and efforts of state and local governments?
W&M conference explores research culture on college campuses.
A paper by Lei Lu with Andrew Caniff, Ningfang Mi, Lucy Cherkasova, and Evgenia Smirni won the Best Student Paper Award at the 22nd International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 22) that was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, September 7-9.
The former winner of the John Boswell Prize for gay and lesbian history to appear at 201 Washington Hall on Oct. 22 at 5 p.m.
Susan Kern is the author of The Jeffersons at Shadwell, an examination of the third president's boyhood home.
A paper on which Prof. Gang Zhou collaborated has won the Best Paper Award at the 18th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP 2010).
Betsy Konefal has published her first book, For Every Indio Who Falls: A History of Maya Activism in Guatemala, 1960-1990
The College's Annual Raft Debate once again attempted to establish whose academic field reigns supreme
Two students at the College of William and Mary have been selected to receive Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships.
Freshmen work with W&M scientist, Mark Forsyth, Margaret Saha and Kurt Williamson to add data to a national database of bacterial phages.
The possibility of regime change in Iran and the balance of power in the Middle East were just two of the topics discussed in a debate on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East between journalist Christopher Hitchens and Government Professor Lawrence Wilkerson at William & Mary on Monday.
Starting October 6 and ending Nov. 12, the series focuses on global relationships past and present with four internationally acclaimed authors.
Shannon Lee Dawdy, who received her M.A. from William & Mary's Department of Anthropology in 1994, is one of a class of 23 new MacArthur Fellows announced Sept. 28 by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
W&M's Donaldson writer-in-residence has authored two widely acclaimed non-fiction books on the subject. The speech will be held at Ewell Recital Hall at 7 p.m.
Associate Professor Brian Hulse announces the publication of a book he co-edited.
W&M Graduate wins Karl Geiringer Scholarship in Brahms Studies.
History will be the judge on how the world and its leaders respond to evidence that human activity continues to pollute and change the world, Africa's Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondima told a group of faculty, staff and students Saturday afternoon.
Four members of the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra (WMSO) ventured behind the music making as interns of performing arts organizations.
Virologist Kurt Williamson bought a "new" transmission electron microscope on eBay, paying a small fraction of the price of a new TEM.
Students in Anne Charity Hudley's community studies/African American English class are expected to become cultural navigators as well as cultural creators.
In the return of what has been described as "a much beloved William & Mary tradition," the annual Raft Debate will take place this year in the Sadler Center's Commonwealth Auditorium on Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Associate Psychology Professor Joe Galano and Professor of Sociology Kate Slevin were named recipients of the 2010 Thomas Ashley Graves, Jr. Award during the William & Mary Commencement ceremony.
Anthropology PhD candidate Stephanie Hasselbacher has won a grant enabling her to participate in a project to document and help protect an endangered American Indian language.
The 2010 winners of the annual Alumni Association awards were honored at a banquet at the William and Mary Alumni House on Sept. 16.
A paper by Malcom Gethers and Denys Poshyvanyk won the Distinguished Paper Award at the 26th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM 2010).
A paper by Denys Poshyvanyk in collaboration with Béla Újházi, Rudolf Ferenc and Tibor Gyimóthy from the University of Szeged receives the Best Paper Award at the 10th IEEE International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM 2010).
When Paul Scott '88 first came to Williamsburg as a visiting high school student, he swore he'd never come back. Over 20 years later, Scott can call himself a graduate of the College of William and Mary, a Williamsburg resident, and a Williamsburg businessman.
Julie Nicol '12 excavates a Roman city in Spain
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the College of William and Mary $500,000 to study various aspects of using wild aquatic algae as both biofuel feedstock and as a medium for helping to clean contaminated waterways.
Harrison Roday '13 spent his summer interning with the vice president's scheduling office.
The William & Mary and Williamsburg communities are mourning the death of College alumnus and Army 1st Lt. Todd W. Weaver.
If you have ever listened to National Public Radio's Morning Edition in the Hampton Roads, Va. area, chances are you have listened to Sondra Woodward.
Carl Strikwerda, Dean of Arts & Sciences, sent the following beginning-of-year message to members of the faculty on September 7.
Our very own Bill Hutton was awarded the Class of 1955 Term Distinguished Associate Professorship.
Traveling to and from William & Mary is about to become a whole lot easier, and a lot more sustainable, through a new carpooling program established by the College over the summer.
William & Mary faculty and staff experts were called on by national media outlets with increasing regularity over the past academic year. Articles in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Washington Post and the L.A. Times, just to name a few, featured William & Mary experts.
The first philosophy club meeting involved a discussion of free will and moral responsibility. Philosophy club will meet weekly on Friday afternoons.
Laboratory analysis by the College of William and Mary’s Center for Archaeological Research (WMCAR) has revealed that the bone fragments found this summer in two unmarked graves on campus are the remains of dogs interred some two centuries ago.
W&M senior Olivia Walch '11, chosen America's Next Great Cartoonist in Washington Post contest, made her debut today.
Though more comfortable wielding words than a hammer or saw, Joe Boselovic '11 spent a month this spring in the city of New Orleans attaching siding and painting walls in an area still struggling to recover from Hurricane Katrina.
Rachel Taylor '11 describes her hands-on work as Props/Carpentry Swing for the 2010 Virginia Shakespeare Festival.
Assistant Professor Neal Tognazzini will be on leave during the 2010-2011 academic year thanks to a generous fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.
The historical profession honors Professor Abdul-Karim Rafeq with a massive Festschrift.
Visions of a safer, less-painful world seem to drive researchers in the College's applied science laboratory.
Professor Elizabeth Radcliffe recently delivered a keynote address at an international conference on the philosophy of David Hume.
The author of two books on women in modern combat comes to the College ready to teach the intricacies of creative non-fiction.
Ron St. Onge's examination of French in the United States extends understanding of recently established immigrant communities.
Irene Morrison Moncure and Sam McVane have been awarded fellowships to support summer research on their honors projects.
Buoyed by record applicant pools, the entering classes are among the most academically accomplished, diverse and engaged in the College's history.
Though the third installment of the "Twilight" series, based on the teen novels by Stephanie Meyer, spurred some young people to line up for tickets or for the chance to see one of the film's stars, one William & Mary student is spending her summer looking at the vampire pop culture phenomenon from a different angle.
Prof. Poshyvanyk was awarded an NSF grant on Software Maintenance, which is a collaborative project with Huzefa Kagdi at Winston-Salem State University.
Prof. Denys Poshyvanyk was awarded an NSF grant to support a 3-year project on software traceability.
Jane Gray Morris '13 uses a summer grant from the Committee on Sustainability to revitalize sustainably gardening behind the Caf.
'07 alum not only wins first marathon he enters, he smashes three-year-old course record.
A team of students and faculty launch an experimental algae-cultivation flume in Lake Matoaka. It's an initiative of the Chesapeake Algae Project (ChAP), whose goal is to generate algae-based biofuel.
2-D artist Ryan Lewis '10 experiments with ceramic techniques and forms, starting with simple cylinders and moving on to more complex shapes.
From sketching the scene through the dress rehearsal, Connor Hogan '10 and Chelsea Reba '12 worked with Professor Owens to develop Act II, Scene 1 of this popular classic.
The annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society is July 26 - 29 on the W&M campus.
The saga of William & Mary's family of Cooper's hawks continues.
Research by English Professor Terry Meyers regarding the 18th Century Bray School and its possible connection to a College building located on the edge of campus.
E. Clorisa Phillips '77 leaves UVA to become the college's 17th president - and the first woman in its 126-year history to take the role.
"Magnetic Appeal: MRI and the Myth of Transparency" wins prestigious Freidson Award.
Two small, unmarked graves, dating to sometime prior to the mid-19th Century, have been discovered on the William & Mary campus.
College of William and Mary junior Sheila Wilson recently finished ahead of nearly 500 other Army ROTC cadets in the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) held as part of cadet training held at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash.
Her name is Olivia Walch '11, and she was officially crowned America’s Next Great Cartoonist on July 15.
Aram Vidal, a Cuban audio-visual artist and graduate student at the National Autonomous University in Mexico (UNAM), is serving as Swem Library’s first ever media artist-in-residence.
Talented W&M student Olivia Walch, '11, is among five finalists in cartoon contest sponsored by the Washington Post.
Francesca Fornasini '10, a former Murray Scholar at the College of William & Mary, has received a National Science Foundation award that she will use to help with her post-graduate studies this fall at the University of California-Berkeley.
A William & Mary professor and an alumnus will further the study of American art in Germany when they take on a much sought-after teaching position in Berlin this fall and next year.
The Virginia Shakespeare Festival will kick off its 32nd season July 7 in the College of William and Mary's Phi Beta Kappa Hall.
No job is too small or messy for VSF interns, who learn the intricacies of first-class theatre.
Much of their success is owed to the support and opportunities offered to them by the College's faculty members and staff members, who work tirelessly with students across the disciplines to prepare them for the scholarships.
L. Clifford Schroeder, Sr. HON '08, Edward L. Flippen M.B.A. '67, J.D. '74, and Laura L. Flippin '92 have been appointed to William & Mary's Board of Visitors, Gov. Robert F. McDonnell announced Thursday. Additionally, Charles A. Banks III HON '05 has been reappointed to a second term on the College's governing body.
Ryan Lintelman '09 will be interviewed on the PBS show "History Detectives" on Monday, July 5.
Recent William and Mary graduate Ragini Acharya was named the 2010 Colonial Athletic Association Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
William & Mary faculty member Robert Vinson will appear Friday night on WHRO's "Another View" TV talk show to discuss the College's Lemon Project Initiative.
Scott Foster '10, the first William & Mary student ever elected to Williamsburg City Council, officially took office during a swearing-in ceremony at the Courthouse of 1770 in Colonial Williamsburg. A short time later, the council elected W&M Economics Professor Clyde Haulman as the city's next mayor.
Frederick Lambert of Powhatan, Va., and Brittany Lewis of Andover, Mass., are receiving financial support for continuing their mentored research work over two summers plus their senior year at the College.
The Dean's Office, with these awards, is pleased to recognize the contributions of two faculty members.
The College marked the retirement of Betty Sandy with a reception held December 18, 2009, in the Great Hall of the Wren Building.
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.
Lizabeth Allison studies nuclear transport, but her work has nothing to do with nuclear energy.
The Project on International Peace and Security engages undergraduates in knotty security issues—and teaches them how to write policy briefs.
Eminent musicologist Kitty Preston will use her National Humanities fellowship to finish her book on women managers in 19th Century opera.
These shifty, stilt-legged shorebirds continue to surprise even seasoned scientists.
William & Mary's interdisciplinary environmental program is expanding, thanks to a new post-doctoral fellowship program.
William & Mary's Susan Donaldson spearheads important scholarship on the dark days of lynching...and their present-day echoes.
William & Mary's landmark lake is full of history, even below the waterline.
A group of students journey to Spain to trace the twisted threads of the legacy of that country's tragic civil war.
A number of researchers converge on a way to take algae and make it into fuel on an industrial scale.
Our Murray Scholars, under the leadership of Dan Cristol, each year take a trip to the farm of the program's benefactors.
Songbirds feeding near the contaminated South River are showing high levels of mercury, even though they aren't eating food from the river itself.