Three faculty members have been recognized with the Arts & Sciences award for teaching excellence.
Two Arts & Sciences faculty members were recently recognized for their service to their colleagues and the College.
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.
Three summer institutes are being offered by the College of William & Mary and run by the W&M Washington Office.
An archaeological collaboration between William & Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation hopes to find conclusive evidence of the Bray School, an 18th-century institution dedicated to the education of free and enslaved black children.
Heather Macdonald has always been eager to get her new geosciences students out of the classroom and into the field—especially if there is a handy outcrop.
The University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) and William & Mary's math department are partnering to collaborate in research and promote exchanges between undergraduates and faculty of both universities.
The College of William & Mary was ready for the transit of Venus, if only the clouds would play nice.
The Marine Corps recently dedicated a building in honor of William & Mary alumnus and 1st Lt. Donald "Ryan" McGlothlin.
Nine recent graduates from the College of William & Mary have received Fulbright U.S. Student Grants, and four have been selected as alternates.
It's been out with the old and in with the new for the physicists in Small Hall.
James Rountree and Gregory Smith were awarded 3rd place – and $900 – at the annual Collegiate Programming Contest held by Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT).
8 mathematics major students presented their research work in Undergraduate Mathematics Conference in Washington, April 21-22, 2012. Their work were supported by National Science Foundation grant on Computational Science Training for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences (CSUMS).
Record high number of mathematics majors graduate from William and Mary in May 2012
Each year, dozens of university students who are home for the summer take advantage of William and Mary's summer courses, which are offered in two five-week sessions.
Regina Root has been awarded the prestigious Arthur P. Whitaker Prize for her book titled "Couture & Consensus: Fashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina."
Through the William and Mary National Security Archive Project, undergraduate students learn about and help to document cases of kidnapping and torture under Argentine dictatorships in the 1970s and early 1980s.
The neutrinophone has the potential to be used for communication across immense distances— including into outer space.
Physicists love to share their love of science (and sometimes even their chocolate).
One of the special events that occurred during the Kinesiology & Health Sciences department’s graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 13, was the presenting of the “Major of the Year” award to Taylor Hurst.
Each exhibition is unique, yet collectively they represent the extraordinary commitment to the creative arts by William & Mary faculty and students. On display now through June 24.
Dan Cristol wrote an article the New York Times headlined “Why Bambi Must Go”, published in the Op-Ed section on 18 May, 2012. The article reflects Cristol’s passion for bird conservation, and highlights the effects that burgeoning deer populations have on decimating plant communities that support bird populations.
On April 30, 2012, Barry Martin, William and Mary class of 1959 presented the Lyon G. Tyler Department of History with a portrait of Carter Braxton (William and Mary alum, and signer of the Declaration of Independence), and a document signed by Braxton in honor of his classmate, Gabriel M. Wilner
The Robert Noyce Scholars Program aims to produce professionals who not only understand science and math, but also know how to teach it.
Government Professor George Grayson interview aired on NBC Nightly News and The Today Show.
My two-month internship at the H.E.R. shelter offered an opportunity to observe and participate in shelter work.
As an intern at FOCUS Women’s Resource Agency, I was exposed to the inner workings of a small non-profit organization.
As a research intern at RAINN, my job was to research important information to assist RAINN in providing the latest news to visitors to RAINN’s website and to their online hotline.
I interned at Avalon Center for Women and Children. Avalon is a domestic violence, sexual assault, and homelessness shelter located in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Adam Wu wins the Arts & Sciences Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Natural and Computational Sciences.
Aaron Dufour, a double major in Computer Science and Physics, is this year's recipient of the Park Undergraduate Award.
To culminate their first year in the program, the 2011-2012 cohort presented their final projects from their American Studies Seminar to the faculty and their fellow graduate students.
Several awards are presented annually to graduates, staff and faculty members during the William & Mary Commencement ceremony.
Andrew Bouland '12 will enter medical school in a few weeks with a published scientific paper under his belt.
Rev. Carla Pratt Keyes '92 will address graduates on "Anxiety: Its Gifts and Antidotes."
Women's Studies professors Nancy Gray and Suzanne Raitt both won prestigious teaching awards this year, and students Maggie Russolello, Laura Andrew, Katelyn Durkin and Kathryn Snyder won prizes for their activism and their scholarship.
David Hill '13, Brian Rabe '13 and Natalie Wong '14, the 2012 Goldwater Scholars from the College of William & Mary. In addition to the three scholars, James Janopaul-Naylor '14 was awarded a Goldwater honorable mention.
Senior and sophomore will study in Morocco and South Korea, respectively.
The Thomas Jefferson Public Policy Program recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary.
Multiple international experiences and internships lead to a career with the federal government.
A palpable tension filled the room one Wednesday evening in mid-April. Amidst low chatter, nervous glances, and light refreshments, dozens of student writers gathered to hear the winners announced for the 2012 Literary Awards.
English and Women's Studies Professor Suzanne Raitt is the 2012 Winner of the Jennifer and Devin Murphy Faculty Award.
John Swaddle gave an upbeat, and occasionally hilarious, presentation on a potentially somber topic to kick off William & Mary’s Faculty Lecture Series.
A $1 million gift from Goldman Sachs Gives, the firm’s donor-advised fund, will provide scholarship assistance for students, support faculty research, and fund a term professorship at the College.
Sarah Stafford, professor of economics, public policy and law, will take the reins as director of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy this summer.
William & Mary theatre instructor and Virginia Shakespeare Festival actress Tamara Johnson will appear in a supporting role in the Hallmark Channel's "Lake Effects" on May 6 at 8 p.m.
Evan Callaway, a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics, is a Spring 2012 PBK initiate.
Biology professor Martha Case has spent her career researching this delicate, quirky orchid.
During the spring semester, a comparative sociology class at William & Mary paired American students with international students to discuss the shared cultural experiences of their generation.
Dr. Greg Capelli honored in naming of "Capelli Cove" -- an arm of Lake Matoaka -- by the Board of Visitors
Michael Newman and Sharon Zuber edit book chronicling the College's Global Inquiry Group.
Thirteen W&M students demonstrate their knowledge and experience in art during the Senior Art Exhibition, May 2 - May 13 in Andrews Hall.
Two years after President Taylor Reveley demanded, "Get me the Griffin," the student inside the mascot costume is being revealed -- and just in time for him to graduate.
Traditional music icon, Doc Watson, was recently honored by the Society for American Music.
2 Guys 1 CPU (Pozulp and Schaff) won with what was voted the best overall app while SilverLight (Wang, Qi, and Xu) won with what was voted the most technologically interesting feature.
Members of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds of William & Mary's Board of Visitors were treated to an advance look at the Machine for Science and other features of Phase 3 of the College's Integrated Science Center.
William & Mary music faculty member John Lindberg received a surprise during his final performance with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra recently: a proclamation from the mayor of Norfolk thanking him for his near-half-century of service to the Hampton Roads music community.
Dustin Crummett (Philosophy '12), Devin Curry (Philosophy '11), Adam Lerner (Philosophy & Psychology '12), and Laura Matthews (Philosophy & Psychology '12) are headed to graduate school in philosophy this fall at Notre Dame, Penn, Princeton, and Georgia.
Hamline University is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Eric R. Jensen as its provost. In this role, Jensen will serve as chief academic officer of the university, providing leadership through the establishment of academic priorities, the support of existing and the development of new innovative academic programs, and the supervision of our academic deans. He will be responsible for the undergraduate and graduate student experience. Jensen will begin his new duties as provost on July 1, 2012.
William & Mary's choirs will present their spring concerts this week, and each will include original compositions by members of the College community.
David Dudley '75 has been either assistant technical director or technical director in the Theatre, Speech and Dance department since 1977.
WTTG FOX 5 crew spent four hours on campus in late April filming for Virginia Garden Week promo segment.
At the Yorktown Elementary School Science Night W&M students and faculty impressed and amazed visitors with a variety of interactive demos organized by Prof. Irina Novikova and Prof. Wouter Deconinck, with the help of the Society of Physics Students.
History professor captures the Philip Taft Labor History Award, the Merle Curti Award and the James Rawley Prize from national organizations.
Lina Yeh's '12 video invitation to Knick Guard Jeremy Lin became a YouTube and media sensation.
His essay on Islamic finance was judged to be the finest to appear in Monitor.
A group of William & Mary professors have received a grant that will provide testing and support for pregnant women who are in jail.
Meet the Dilligs. The successful husband-and-wife team arrived on campus with impressive teaching experience, robust enthusiasm, and a sizable research grant.
Two visiting musicians from Morocco enliven Anthropology 470
Computer Science was recognized with the Academic Department Award for the 2012 Image Awards.
Every summer since 1999, a number of high school biology teachers gather in the labs and classrooms of William & Mary’s Integrated Science Center to work with and discuss the latest advances in research with the College's biologists.
W&M Symphony Orchestra conductor Grant Gilman was recently featured in an article by the Virginia Gazette
W&M Music Department Applied Faculty member, John Lindberg, was recently honored by the VA Symphony Orchestra and the City of Norfolk
The philosophy department is offering two GER7 courses in each summer session this year: introduction to philosophy (201) and ethics (303). Sign up while you still can!
April Lawrence, William & Mary's Academic Technologist for the School of Education, met with Arthur Knight, Anne Charity-Hudley, and Sharon Zuber to discuss how they integrate sound and images into English, Film Studies, and Linguistic courses.
The day-long celebration of events included a private tour of Rowe House, the home of the Confucius Institute at William & Mary, as well as a trip to the College Child Care Center to observe Mandarin language classes in action.
Artisia Green '00 is preparing to make her main stage directorial debut with a production of the Pulitzer-Prize winning play "Ruined."
Faculty presenters include T.J. Cheng, Eric Han, Yanfang Tang, Emily Wilcox, Tomoko Connolly and Xin Wu, as well as eminent scholars from Beijing Normal University. Tuesday, April 17, beginning at 2 p.m.
Professor Raitt (English and Women's Studies) and Professor Prokhorov (Russian Studies and Film Studies) teed up for the first noon-time "occasional" discussion dubbed Face 2 Face.
Weizhen Mao is one of three recipients of the Arts & Sciences Faculty Awards for Teaching Excellence for 2012-13.
On Monday April 23, at 8pm, the William and Mary Music of India Ensemble will perform its final concert of the year, with special guests Paul Livingstone (sitar) and Homnath Upadhyaya (tabla).
Dr. Katherine Preston, David N. & Margaret C. Bottoms Professor of Music, was recently honored with a Plumeri Award
Assistant professor in Kinesiology and Health Sciences department will file report with Williamsburg Community Health Foundation next month.
Evgenia Smirni is one of 20 W&M faculty members to receive a 2012 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence.
American pianist and conductor Stephen Drury will perform a concert on April 13 and hold a piano master class on April 14.
First awarded in 2009, Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence have touched faculty and students in almost every corner of the campus, and now the College is announcing the 2012 honorees.
Provost says new lecture series is designed to "celebrate the intellectual life of the College by showcasing the excellence of William & Mary faculty."
Three biology students win awards at the 2012 W&M Graduate Research Symposium.
A new guidebook released today recognizes the College of William & Mary for having 10 of the country's best undergraduate teachers.
When Geology on Wheels rolls into an elementary school, the star is usually obsidian—at least as far as the kids are concerned.
English professor Joanne Braxton interviews internationally known jazz poet Jayne Cortez.
William & Mary students are travelling to internships in Mississippi, New York City and Washington, DC this summer, thanks to the generosity of alum Carol Woody '71.
The Choir of the College of William and Mary under the direction of Professor James Armstrong and the William and Mary Botetourt Chamber Singers conducted by Professor Jamie Bartlett went on their triennial International Tour in May of 2011, this time to Italy, Greece and Turkey.
Latin American Studies congratulates our own Professor Regina Root whose book Couture and Consensus: Fashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina (2010, University of Minnesota Press) was recently awarded the Whitaker's Prize by the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies. The honor was announced at a luncheon at its regional conference. Felicidades, Profesora Root!!!"
The selection committee has awarded the 2012 Dobro Slovo Scholarship to Rachel Faith.
“I was spending more time in the studio than I was in my room,” says Barbara Pearsall. “That was a big indication to me that art was my life.”
Two Moroccan artists serve as musicians-in-residence with the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble.
Seven entries chosen that improve the quality of education at the College while reducing costs or generating revenue that can be reinvested.
Susan Glisson (PhD 2000) is receiving the Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy Humanitarian Award at Jackson State University on April 20, 2012.
Spring symposium at Bruton Heights School draws 140 from the W&M, Williamsburg communities.
Funding supports faculty-student research and collaboration on internationally-focused, engaged scholarship.
Admission is free, but tickets required, to see former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner.
With support from the Creative Adaptation Fund, four Economics professors set their sights on improving two Economics icons, the Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics classes.
The Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy has achieved much in the 25 years since its inception. Programs are really about people, however, and this occasion is a chance to celebrate the contributions of committed faculty, nurturing advisors and other friends of the Program, and talented students. Please join us in celebrating our first quarter-century of public policy education at the College of William and Mary.
Assistant professor of physics Enrico Rossi to lecture on creativity and constraint in art and science.
This Saturday, the Sir Christopher Wren building is going back to the year 1783. Visitors will be able to see classes, activities and merriment in a living history event portraying the College of William & Mary right after the American Revolution.
Michael Blakey of the Anthropology Department recently attended the groundbreaking for the new Museum of African American Culture and History, followed by a White House reception.
A team from William & Mary will compete in the World Finals of the Association for Computing Machinery's International Collegiate Programming Contest.
Two long ago Americans bring us face to face with the past.
On March 17th Jacob Lassin, Maggie Burke, Sophie Kosar, and Alex McGrath took part in a conference for graduate students hosted by the University of Virginia
Katharine Conley, former Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Arts & Humanities at Dartmouth College and the school’s current Edward Tuck Professor of French and Comparative Literature, has been named the next Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at the College of William & Mary.
The 11th Annual Graduate Research Symposium will be held at the Sadler Center at William & Mary March 23-24.
This Spring the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble will welcome musicians traveling from abroad for the first time.
ON A normal day physicists from the MINERvA collaboration based at Fermilab, America’s main particle-physics facilty, near Chicago, study neutrinos in the hope of unlocking the mysteries of the universe. In their spare time, though, they decided to test an idea that is (slightly) more down to Earth.
A William & Mary professor known for his work on peacekeeping recently brought his expertise to Nigeria.
Tunisia-born student, wife and mother of three, is exhibiting a painting at the Charles Taylor Art Center in Hampton until April 8.
One of the main objectives of the Psychology major is to expose students to research experiences. We are pleased to highlight here our 2011-12 Honors thesis students.
When I went to visit over Spring Break, I caught up with Professor Nichols to ask him about his success as an author.
On the Friday March 2, the last day before spring break, a group of thirteen William & Mary physics students visited the Jefferson Lab accelerator facility in a tour organized by the Society of Physics Students.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 15 - Very few people can claim being the first to see a new state of matter. Sarah Phillips wants to join those select few. Today, Phillips got one step closer to that goal when she was named the recipient of the 2012 JSA Postdoctoral Research Grant at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.
Associate Professor Thomas Payne's new edition, "Philip the Chancellor: Motets and Prosulas" was recently featured in "Embellishments", a newsletter about recent researches.
On Feb. 28, the Alpha of Virginia Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa presented awards recognizing the accomplishments of Allison Oldham '13 and Professors Robert Leventhal and Barbara Watkinson.
Dozens of William and Mary psychology students have interned at Wediko Summer over the years. The opportunity has proven to be a turning point for many.
39 Chemistry undergraduates took part in the Symposium! See their photos.
Some of our psychology students presented their research on February 24 at the 18th Annual Undergraduate Science Research Symposium.
The College of William & Mary's second annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium is slated for March 17 at the Bruton Heights School in Williamsburg, Va.
An international team of physicists has reported the first set of observations detailing important behavior of neutrino oscillation, an accomplishment that is a necessary step to additional experiments intended to answer fundamental questions about the makeup of the universe.
The AidData/CCAPS mapping tool aims to provide the most comprehensive view yet of climate change and security in Africa.
This week, thanks to a new opportunity offered through the department, a group of William & Mary students will take steps to build their respective networks by meeting with alumni who are now working successfully in the world of theatre in Washington D.C.
A trans-Atlantic collaboration of scientists has revealed the structure of a key protein of silk and discovered a previously unknown behavior of this protein: to self-organize into tiny fibrils a single molecule in diameter.
Hundreds of W&M students put their research on display at the College's 18th Annual Undergraduate Science Research Symposium, held Feb. 24.
Appraised at $514,000, the collection of 115 minerals contains more than 500 specimens.
Professor of Kinesiology and the Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine will work in conjunction to measure the performances of subjects 18-35 at the equivalent of 3,500 meters altitude.
William and Mary Linguistics in full force at the LSA conference.
On February 18, the William & Mary Confucius Institute (WMCI) formally unveiled the College’s Chinese Culture Semester with a parade, cultural dances and street performances in Merchant’s Square. The event was co-sponsored by the William & Mary 2012 Global Film Festival.
Economics Professor John Parman has launched an ambitious project to trace socioeconomic and racial disparities in health outcomes over time. He hopes this new data source will ultimately help guide policy decisions.
Ella Diaz, who received her PhD in American Studies from William & Mary in 2010, has been offered a tenure-track position in English and Latino Studies from Cornell University.
Do you have an osprey nest in your neighborhood? If so, the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) wants to hear from you -- on a regular basis.
After performing in places ranging from the Amazon Basin to New Zealand, celebrated pianist Anna Kijanowska will once again grace the College's stage Tuesday night to perform with the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra.
An exhibition of psychedelic prints hung by W&M students is currently open at the Muscarelle Museum of Art through March 15.
Christopher and Jeremy Owens are putting their knowledge together to light William & Mary Theatre's upcoming production of Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana."
The College of William & Mary made a strong showing at the Seventh Annual Graduate Student Research Forum on Feb. 16 in Charlottesville.
It is rare for a research group to have more than two papers accepted for the research track in the same year for the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), but this year the SEMERU group at William & Mary had three research papers accepted for ICSE 2012.
Repast Baroque Ensemble will perform on Friday, February 24th at 8pm in Bruton Parish Church
Williamsburg City Symphony kicks off 2012 Global Film Festival, Feb. 16-19.
When Molly McDonough presented her research at William and Mary’s annual Neuroscience Symposium in November, the opportunity was both an honor and a celebration of why she came to the College.
The College of William and Mary's fifth annual Global Film Festival will feature films, musical performances, and guest filmmakers from around the world from Feb. 16-19.
The schedule of events for William & Mary's 2012 Global Film Festival.
Brian Hulse, Associate Professor (Theory and Composition)recently had his album reviewed.
Lassin is giving a talk about the commemoration of World War II in Russian cyberspace. Come learn about Russia, the Internet, Myth-making and more!
Nicole McCauley ’13 and Johanna Hribal ’13 receive Gilman awards to study abroad in spring 2012.
G. Paul Nardo '88 keeps Virginia's capitol together.
Meghan Moore '13 will reflect on College's royal charter during this year's Charter Day ceremony.
Cullen Hendrix and Sarah Glaser (W&M and VIMS) are the 2011 winners of the Nils Petter Gleditsch Journal of Peace Research Article of the Year Award for their article, "Civil Conflict and World Fisheries, 1952-2004."
Members of William & Mary's music faculty will present performances -- both on stage and on TV -- in honor of Black History Month in the next few weeks.
William & Mary molecular biologist Lizabeth Allison has received a grant of more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation.
The two W&M professors to perform original music, poems interpreting the Major Arcana tarot cards.
Ralph Skiano, Instructor of Clarinet, will present a master class at Louisiana State University
Two students, an alumnus and the director of the William & Mary Opera Workshop will perform at the IKEA home furnishings store in Woodbridge, Va., on Jan. 28 at 2 and 4 p.m.
Molly Bulman '12 will receive the Monroe Prize for Civic Engagement during William & Mary's Charter Day ceremony.
Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, Paul Manna, has been named one of the nation's top 100 education policy scholars by the American Enterprise Institute's Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings.
Ari Cukierman is the 2012 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy.
English Professor Sharon Marcus of Columbia University will talk about “The Double Life of Female Celebrity" on Tuesday, March 13th, at 6 pm in Andrews Hall 101. A reception will follow. All are welcome!
Director of Linguistics Ann Reed is just the fourth English professor in 49 years to receive the Jefferson Award. She will be honored on Charter Day.
Physics Graduate students Gardner Marshall and Christopher Triola have been awarded the 2011 Rolf G. Winter Memorial Physics Graduate Student Award in recognition of excellence in teaching.
IR scholars from throughout the U.S. and 19 foreign countries surveyed; some of the results appear in Foreign Policy magazine.
One of the College’s original departments and oldest disciplines is adding something new. Starting in the fall of 2012, the Department of Classical Studies will add a majors track in Classical Archaeology to its current tracks in Greek, Latin, and Classical Civilization.
The next event in the Ewell Concert Series will be a performance from the Countertop Ensemble on Wednesday, February 8th in the Wren Chapel.
W&M study abroad option in Pilgrimage Studies to debut in May, 2012. Application deadline February 1, 2012.
New venues and intriguing topics in store for the upcoming semester. UPDATED 1/16/12
Paul Manna, Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, was recently named one of the nation's top 100 education policy scholars.
Current students presented their work and gathered with alumni to socialize at a W&M Neuroscience reception.
W&M professors of religious studies John Morreall and Tamara Sonn discuss their new book "The Religion Toolkit: A Complete Guide to Religious Studies."
Collin McMillan and Eddy Zhang, doctoral students in the Department of Computer Science, have been selected for the 2011 Stephen K. Park Graduate Research Award.
Katie Mitchell '13, Emily Pehrsson '13, Dallen McNerney '14, and Connor Smith '14 represented William & Mary at a CIA Crisis Simulation Competition in November.
A team of student computer scientists will represent William & Mary at an international competition in Poland this May after racking up a College-best showing at a preliminary event in November.
President Barack Obama recently signed the Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act, named for a William & Mary alumna who was killed while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa.
Scholars consider what’s next for Sudan and South Sudan.
English Professor Joanne Braxton will serve as writer-in-residence at this year's Rumi pilgrimage.
International Relations major to study in Amman, Jordan in Spring 2012.
Susan Bowman '69 never let being a woman get in the way of what she wanted to do - whether it was in the secular or spiritual realm. That's one of the reasons why she didn't think twice about becoming an ordained Episcopal priest at a time when women were not welcome in the profession.
Bestselling author David Baldacci is a busy guy. He gets hundreds of requests each month for charitable donations, book signings and speaking engagements -- all of which he has to fit in around writing blockbuster novels. Kristen White '86, executive director for David Baldacci Enterprises, helps him keep it all straight.
World-renowned tenor William Joyner '84 returned to his alma mater last week to host the class and perform with the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra.
Professor Anne Rasmussen was awarded the Alan Merriam Prize Honorable Mention for her book Women, the Recited Qur’an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia, published by the University of California Press in 2010.
Are you looking for a new wardrobe? An eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing terrarium? Or a new way to spice up your dorm room? All of these questions can be answered at DesignSponge.com by resident blogger Grace Bonney '03.
William & Mary alumnus Frank “Beau” Wright ’10 was selected to intern at the White House this fall. He was one of ten Virginians and over 140 people nationwide to be selected.
Ensembles bring the sounds of Java to Williamsburg.
Scott Nelson's forthcoming book looks at strangely familiar financial landscapes.
Prof. Joanne Braxton has been invited to join the annual pilgrimage in December of this year as writer in residence on a multi-faith immersion study organized by the Starr King School for the Ministry and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.
Macdonald is Chancellor Professor of Geology at William & Mary. She is one of three finalists for the Robert Foster Cherry Award, given every two years by Baylor University.
Associate Professor of Theatre Francis Tanglao-Aguas recently received the 2011 Dakila Achievement Award in Education from the Philippine American Foundation for Charities, Inc. in Washington, D.C.
The W&M Gamelan Ensemble was featured in a recent article in The Flat Hat
English professors Adam and Monica Potkay have one word to describe their trip to Poland last spring: "intense."
Recently seven W&M Computer Science students attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference in Portland, Oregon, and returned fully inspired about the field and their future careers.
This year, two teams from William & Mary participated in the ACM Regional Programming Contest. One team may have performed well enough to qualify for the International competition.
Like most inventors, Jefferson Lab scientist Xin Zhao's moment of inspiration was prompted by a need, and the result was an invention that could someday see batteries in electric vehicles and similar devices boosted or replaced by high-power, high-capacity, fast-charge/discharge energy storage systems using graphene.
Awarded to international students who have distinguished themselves in academics and service to the William & Mary community
Dr. Paul Bhasin, W&M Director of Bands, will be making a presentation at the largest band clinic in North America this December.
Our first Homecoming Reception was a great success. Alumni, current students, and faculty had a lot of fun meeting again in the Department Library.
Christine Westberg '77, adjunct instructor of theatre at William & Mary, won round seven of NPR's Three-Minute Fiction contest over the weekend.
Athenian Potters and Painters III is the first International Conference hosted by our Department in Fall 2012.
McGarrell continues the Art & Art History Distinguished Lecture Series at 5 p.m. in Andrews Hall.
With support from the Philpott-Perez Endowment, Hispanic Studies major John Pence '12 was able to join Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies Jonathan Arries on a research trip to Nicaragua to explore the educational role of poetry and to provide English-language instruction in an under-resourced elementary school in Managua.
Meghan explains her research into the relationship between common colloquialisms and health-harmful behaviors.
The exercise is part of Gavaler's movement advising and choreography work for the upcoming William & Mary Theatre production of "Cabaret."
For the faithful of every creed, the beginning of marriage is a religious and spiritual event. But what about when the marriage ends?
William & Mary Alumnus Pete Snyder '94, also a member of the Board of Visitors, had the honor of ringing in the opening bell last week on the New York Stock Exchange.
"I'm trying to give [students] the tools to understand how they can be effective in making change in the world around them."--Amy A. Quark
A team of 4 students competed in the CIA-sponsored event held in Washington, D.C.
Heather Macdonald, Chancellor Professor of Geology and one of three finalists for the Robert Foster Cherry Award given by Baylor University, will give the Robert Foster Cherry Lecture at the College of William and Mary on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 at 7 p.m.
A new world of sound has arrived at William & Mary, thanks to the College's new Music of India Ensemble.
The first Todd Weaver Study Abroad Scholarship was awarded to David Newbrander ('13).
A group of five William & Mary Psychology and Neuroscience professors recently received a $580,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to benefit women faculty in science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM) disciplines.
William & Mary's Department of Geology is celebrating its 50th birthday -- not even a tick of the clock in terms of the age of the earth.
Young's presentation is part of the 2011-12 Patrick Hayes Writers Series.
Blow Hall came alive Saturday morning before the game, as alumni gathered at our Homecoming reception.
Theatre and dance faculty recently sat down with William & Mary News to discuss their interdisciplinary work with Africana studies.
Malcom Gethers has become the Department of Computer Science's first-ever Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral Scholar.
Both the W&M Chamber Winds and the W&M Jazz Ensemble will be presenting concerts in November.
W&M professor of history Cindy Hahamovitch discusses her new book "No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor."
Sarah Kunkler's t-shirt design was the top vote-getter in the second annual election to chose a design for the limited-edition 2011-2012 Computer Science T-shirt.
Archeologists spent 10 weeks digging around the foundation of the College's second oldest building, with some interesting discoveries.
Topics to be discussed from 1-5 p.m. on Nov. 4 are “Nuclear Energy in post-Fukushima Asia” (1 p.m.-2:45) and “Korea, the United States, and the World” (3 p.m.-4:45).
The editors of the blog 13.7: Cosmos and Culture, a web-based feature of National Public Radio, have asked King to become a permanent contributor to the blog.
On October 21-22, philosophers from across the state gathered in James Blair Hall for the annual meeting of the Virginia Philosophical Association. Eight talks were given over the course of two days.
With fanfare and grateful appreciation, the College celebrates the establishment of a fully funded, endowed professorship in Middle East studies.
For the 2011 Homecoming Weekend, alumni reunited at a reception in the greenhouse, and attended a seminar given by Alissa Armstrong '04.
National Associated Press story headlined “Women Making Slow, Sure Strides In Science, Math” by AP writer Martha Irvine, spotlights Professor Elizabeth Harbron’s success in the development of young women scientists at William & Mary.
The College of William and Mary is one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright Students in the country, according to data released by the Chronicle of Higher Education Oct. 23.
William & Mary Psychology Professor Harvey Langholtz will participate in a United Nations panel discussion Monday about the role of women in war and peace building.
Collin McMillan, Judith Providence, and Jennifer Thorne are the recipients of NASA Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate STEM Research Fellowships by Computer Science Department.
Take a look at the progression of technology over the past 36 years, and you'll see Computer Science professor Robert Noonan there every step of the way.
Thanks to the newly established Kranbuehl Travel Award, Professor Patricia Toney spent two weeks traveling through Peru’s coastal region investigating the country's new fusion cuisine and brought the experience back into the classroom.
Geologists at William & Mary are analyzing a possible contributing cause of the deaths at Jamestown Island during the Starving Time of 1609 and 1610 -- bad drinking water.
The College of William and Mary's Ewell Concert Series kicks off this weekend with a performance of Hispanic ballads by singer, musician and scholar Tomas Lozano.
The scholarship is awarded to students interested in studying abroad in Asia or Southeast Asia, and carries a requirement to perform a service project upon your return.
An open-house at Millington Greenhouse was a big success for Parents Weekend
Ed Pompeian explores South America on a Fulbright Fellowship.
A state-funded expansion and renovation project has solved the space problem at Small Hall, adding 21,000 square feet to the home of William & Mary's Department of Physics.
The votes are in and Kevin Byrne ’00 has been chosen as the winner of Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry "Month at the Museum 2" contest.
The U.S. Marine Band will premiere a new work by William & Mary's director of bands in Washington D.C. this week.
George Greenia, a professor of Hispanic studies, details the discovery and historic contents of a medieval document signed by King Fernando IV.
The Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael R. Deschenes has recently taken over as chair of the department on July 1, 2011.
The Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Ickes as a new member of our faculty.
Oldest student-run international service project serves Bosnian children and student teachers in new, innovative ways.
W&M Law School announces 2011 Anderson Scholars.
The event runs from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Muscarelle Museum of Art.
The College of William and Mary's Global Film Festival has announced its 2012 theme: "Film and the City."
Virginia Symphony Orchestra will kick off a series of classical performances at Phi Beta Kappa Hall on Oct. 6.
Alena Stern '12 works with AidData, World Bank, UNICEF, Ushahidi on international development and foreign aid.
Kevin Byrne ’00 is one of six finalists for the Month at the Museum 2 contest. The winner will be decided by a public, online vote.
Finalists and a winner in the Arts & Sciences 2011 Student Art Contest have been announced by the Dean's Office.
Business, law and government faculty shared their views on the state of the economy for the fourth annual Economy Forum. All five professors agreed the recovery will take more time.
Alex Atkins ’13 and Kedar Pavgi ’11 invited to attend Athgo International’s 4th Global Innovation Forum on Climate Change and Constructive Entrepreneurship based on AidData involvement.
Associate Professor of History Andrew Fisher wins the 2011 Raft Debate in convincing fashion.
Jefferson Program announces new board members.
“It’s not every day you get to dig up an Indian school from the 1800s,” says Evan Rutherford '13. That’s one reason he jumped at the opportunity to join the College’s Archaeological Field School this summer—a decision that’s changed his future academic plans.
“Nothing we do out here is routine,” says Ph.D. Anthropology student Mark Kostro. “Archeology can open your eyes to experience a way of knowing things that you didn’t know before.”
Field school teaching assistant and Ph.D. candidate Ashley Atkins uncovers her past at the historic 1723 Brafferton, a building originally designed to house the College’s Indian School.
How a lump of meat got him started!
Dedicated and decorated writers from all genres have guided W&M's best young talent for nearly 40 years.
William & Mary anthropologist Barbara King has begun a guest-blogging stint on 13.7: Cosmos and Culture, a web-based feature of National Public Radio.
Government and International Relations Associate Professor Michael Tierney interviewed on With Good Reason about AidData and aid transparency.
During the past year, faculty experts throughout the academic disciplines were called upon by the national media for their expertise on political and economic issues, cutting-edge research and news making national and international headlines.
Many of the students who have had the chance to participate in research at William & Mary describe it as an important or even life-changing part of their college careers. Now, a new program at William & Mary is seeking to make sure that everyone in the College's diverse population has the opportunity to have that experience.
The Raft Debate, a much beloved William & Mary tradition, will be held at the Commonwealth Auditorium in the Sadler Center, on Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Series of three lectures opens Thursday at Small Hall, room 110.
The College of William and Mary has been designated a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, according to an announcement made by the magazine today.
Gene Tracy, Interim Dean of Arts & Sciences, sent the following beginning-of-year message to members of the faculty on September 5.
W&M alumnus Dr. Hans Ackerman to share research and experience with current Biology students
Poet Joshua Poteat possesses a unique combination of teaching experience and a highly decorated body of work.
Assistant field hockey coach Wesley Drew '10 spent 25 days in Borneo this summer working to improve the habitat for orphaned orangutans.
As Amanda Chan '13 puts it: "The only way to understand how huge these buildings were, and what an accomplishment it was to construct them, is to be standing in front of them, head tilted backward, looking skyward."
Archaeologist Jessica Paga joins W&M Classical Studies
Starting in Fall 2011, Victoria Costa joins the W&M philosophy department as an Assistant Professor.
The Music Department is excited to welcome Swem's first Arts Librarian.
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook central Virginia in 2011 was felt up and down the East Coast. Geology Professor Chuck Bailey was called on to explain the event.
In partnership with Beijing Normal University and the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), the College will offer Chinese language and culture courses, provide teacher training, and support study abroad, officials announced Tuesday.
Lisa Landino studies the chemistry behind what she calls "the big three" neurodegenerative diseases: Parkinson's, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Alzheimer's.
William & Mary alumnus G. Paul Nardo '88 was recently elected by the Virginia House of Delegates as Clerk of the House of Delegates and Keeper of the Rolls of the Commonwealth.
Walter Hickey ('12) and Bimal Parakkal (M.S. (COR) '11) placed second at the American Statistical Association's Section on Statistical Graphics 2011 Data Expo Competition. The students competed against a field of ten other teams in a poster competition held at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Miami Beach, Florida.
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.
The stage in Phi Beta Kappa Hall usually serves as the canvas on which Matthew Allar creates an array of theatrical worlds for William & Mary's students and patrons to enjoy throughout the year.
William & Mary mathematician Chi-Kwong Li has been awarded a Fulbright grant by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.
A team of William & Mary physicists has an important role in the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment, a multinational collaboration to advance science's understanding of ubiquitous, yet mysterious, particles known as neutrinos.
Traveling a varied path, historian, culinary expert and farmer Leni Ashmore Sorensen M.A. '97, Ph.D. '05 has remained grounded in the land.
Yancey Strickler '00 kickstarts the work of thousands with a way to help other creative people succeed in turning their ideas into realities.
Hans Goff '05 has worked with some big names in the entertainment industry, including Questlove from The Roots and Michael K. Williams from The Wire. But he's not just some Hollywood bigwig; if anything, a better title for him might be political junkie.
When you ask biology major Marc Magnus-Sharpe '85 where his heart lies, chances are you will find the answer in the middle of the frothing rapids of a river or the steep, snowy slopes of a mountain. When you ask him what he does, you will get an entirely different story.
Students and faculty members from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) - William & Mary's new "sister university" - visited Williamsburg in July and August to take classes, make friends and share information about their lives, culture and education with the College's faculty and students.
Hiroshi Kitamura discusses his new book "Screening Enlightenment."
College archaeologists partially unearth foundation they say looks to be the remains of “a fairly massive outbuilding” dating to the 18th century near the College's historic Wren Building.
The History Department offers congratulations to Professor Cindy Hahamovitch for the publication of her new book, No Man’s Land: Jamaican Guestworkers and the Global History of Deportable Labor (Princeton University Press, 2011).
Famed scholar, founder of religious studies, and first dean of undergraduate studies at the College, died Sunday at age 81.
Last Friday, the General Assembly elected Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Elizabeth A. McClanahan ’81 to the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Reinard Primulando, a Ph.D. student in the William & Mary Department of Physics, is a recipient of a Fermilab Fellowship in Theoretical Physics.
William and Mary Linguistics welcomes new member, Erin Ament, to the staff.
Participation in second annual event helps students not only learn more about Russian culture and films, it exposed them to 10 superb films from around the world.
A collection of atoms in the basement of Small Hall is a million times colder than outer space. It’s one of the coldest spots in the universe, but it’s not cold enough. Yet.
Sometimes you want to prevent extinction. In other cases, you want to hurry extinction along.
William & Mary Associate Professor Anne Charity Hudley has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how cultural and social language patterns affect learning and student assessment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) classrooms.
Among the eight gymnasts honored is Matt Holmes '11, a four-time first-team academic All-American.
Rising senior will attend a pair of three-day seminars in the nation's capital to discuss national issues with experts.
William & Mary’s international development research program, AidData helped design and populate an interactive map for the African Development Bank (AfDB) that depicts the precise locations of the bank’s ongoing projects in Cameroon, Morocco and Tanzania.
Two groups of students and alumni from William & Mary will premiere their artistic talents on stage at the nation’s second largest Fringe Festival.
The Virginia Shakespeare Festival opens its 33rd season on July 6 with "Comedy of Errors."
She will teach at the University of Sousse in Tunisia for the 2011-2012 academic year.
W&M professor and three students have just returned from 12 days in Italy studying the Slow Food phenomenon.
The Weaver family will attend an upcoming Peninsula Pilots game and a Baltimore Orioles game against the Toronto Blue Jays in memory of their son. Both offer opportunities for you to join them.
Scholars of the historic Jesus engage multiple disciplines to 'behold the man.'
Hope the whimbrel has arrived safe at her Arctic breeding grounds. The Center for Conservation Biology has tracked the spring and fall migrations of Hope for three years after she was captured on May 19, 2009 on the Eastern Shore and fitted with a solar-powered satellite transmitter.
Students learn the centuries-old tradition of casting bronze as a form of artistic expression.
Matthew Wawersik spends a lot of time looking at fruit flies. His lab uses these little bugs as a model to study germ line stem cell development.
Assistant Professor of Economics Olivier (Oli) Coibion has recently been recognized by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) for his outstanding research and expertise in the field of economics
W&M bird scientists Mitchell Byrd and Dan Cristol were each honored for their contributions to ornithology by the Virginia Society of Ornithology (VSO).
William & Mary alumna Carolyn "Biddy" Martin '73 has been named the next president of Amherst College.
Omohundro Institute's Daniel Livesay told a conference at the University of Texas how mixed races were viewed and their degrees of acceptance by British society in the 18th century.
Chemistry Professor William Starnes received the Elliott Weinberg Vinyl Communications Award at May conference.
Extraordinary cinema features movies from France, Japan, and the largest-budget and grossing film in Indian history, and includes discussions with the filmmakers.