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.
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.
“It’s an opportunity to pass on this history to future generations,” says Elana Urbach '14 of the afterword she'll write to her great grandmother’s World War II memoir.
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.
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.
“The local food movement is the single greatest change in food production and consumption in America in decades,” says David St. John '11. That's why he decided to make it the focus of his summer Monroe Scholar Project
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.
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.
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.
Extraordinary cinema features movies from France, Japan, and the largest-budget and grossing film in Indian history, and includes discussions with the filmmakers.
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.