In the media: Faculty inform the press

Out of context features faculty members from the College of William and Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.

In the media: Faculty inform the press

Out of context features faculty members from the College of William and Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.

In the media: Faculty inform the press

Out of context features faculty members from the College of William and Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.

Students spend a day as CIA analysts

Katie Mitchell '13, Emily Pehrsson '13, Dallen McNerney '14, and Connor Smith '14 represented William & Mary at a CIA Crisis Simulation Competition in November.

Computer science team advances to World Finals

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 Obama signs act named for Kate Puzey '06

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.

Called from the Beginning

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.

Kristen White '86, David Baldacci and Her Journey to the "Book World"

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.

Intelligent Design

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.

W&M alum interns at White House

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.

Cherry Award Lecture: Geoscience education matters

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.

Theatre professor receives Dakila Award in education

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.

W&M Gamelan Ensemble

The W&M Gamelan Ensemble was featured in a recent article in The Flat Hat

J-Lab scientist wins award for graphene invention developed at W&M

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.

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Paul Bhasin at Midwest Band Clinic

Dr. Paul Bhasin, W&M Director of Bands, will be making a presentation at the largest band clinic in North America this December.

2011 Homecoming Reception

Our first Homecoming Reception was a great success. Alumni, current students, and faculty had a lot of fun meeting again in the Department Library.

Poetry: A Tool for Literacy & National Identity in Nicaragua

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.

Snyder '94 rings bell to open NYSE

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.

Amy A. Quark

"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

Macdonald to give Robert Foster Cherry Lecture Nov. 14

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.

Initiative to support, empower women STEM faculty

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.

Geology celebrates half a century

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.

Homecoming Reception

Blow Hall came alive Saturday morning before the game, as alumni gathered at our Homecoming reception.

"No Man's Land": Hahamovitch on U.S. guestworkers

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."

Dig sheds light on College's early history

Archeologists spent 10 weeks digging around the foundation of the College's second oldest building, with some interesting discoveries.

Conference on Korea, Northeast Asia coming to W&M

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).

W&M Hosts Virginia Philosophical Association Conference

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.

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Homecoming Weekend 2011

For the 2011 Homecoming Weekend, alumni reunited at a reception in the greenhouse, and attended a seminar given by Alissa Armstrong '04.

AP story on chemistry mentor makes a big splash

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.

W&M a top producer of Fulbright students

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.

Teaching palette refreshed with cultural insights

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.

Did bad water contribute to the Starving Time?

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.

Caitlin Roberts ’13 wins Freeman-ASIA award

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.

Dr. Michael R. Deschenes Appointed Chair

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.

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Dr. Scott Ickes joins faculty

The Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Ickes as a new member of our faculty.

W&M experts weigh in on the economy

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.

AidData research assistants attend select Global Innovation Forum

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.

Evan Rutherford '13 uncovers new passion at field school

“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.

Uncovering the many levels of field school

“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.”

Making Headlines: W&M experts called upon by national media outlets

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.

WMSURE to encourage research among underrepresented groups

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.

Four professors prepare for annual Raft Debate

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.

Ancient faults still prove to be powerful

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.

New Confucius Institute Expands W&M’s Global Reach

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.

Students win award at Joint Statistical Meetings

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.

Patrick Hayes Writers Series, 2011-12

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.

William & Mary physics team has role in neutrino experiment

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.

Cultivating Life

Traveling a varied path, historian, culinary expert and farmer Leni Ashmore Sorensen M.A. '97, Ph.D. '05 has remained grounded in the land.

A Creative Ecosystem

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: Energizing the Electorate

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.

Nature Educator Remembers His Roots

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.

W&M receives a visit from its 'sister'

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.

Professor Cindy Hahamovitch Publishes New Book

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).

Professor receives NSF grant to study language patterns in STEM classrooms

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.

Ecce Homo

Scholars of the historic Jesus engage multiple disciplines to 'behold the man.'

Far-flying Hope the whimbrel arrives at her breeding grounds

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.

Mead: The art is in the fire

Students learn the centuries-old tradition of casting bronze as a form of artistic expression.

Sharpe Project Goes to the Dogs

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.

Monroe Scholars Get Jumpstart on Research Experience

“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

Olivier Coibion becomes Faculty Research Fellow for NBER

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

Good news, bad news for rare woodpeckers

Virginia's breeding population of red-cockaded woodpeckers reached a new high this year, with nine breeding pairs documented in late May.

Professor takes on SAM presidency while finishing three books

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!

W&M joins Virginia Nanoelectronics Center

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.

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Greek Class aces National Greek Exam

In this year's National Greek Exam, William & Mary's first-year Greek students scored 31% higher than the national average.

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Graduation 2011

Our 2011 graduates receive their diplomas and awards.

2011 Commencement awards

Several awards are presented annually to graduates, staff and faculty members during the William & Mary Commencement ceremony.

End-of-the-Year Report from the Dean

Carl Strikwerda, Dean of Arts & Sciences, sent the following end-of-the-year message to members of the faculty and staff on May 14.

W&M a leader in alternative breaks

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.

Professors share thoughts on '12 election with D.C. alumni

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.

Senior selected for fellowship in Germany

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.

Muscarelle: Where science meets art

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 Zhang is the Recipient of a 2011 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

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.

The Bay Game: A simulation of the Chesapeake's health

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.

Undergrad researchers win APS fellowships

Two William & Mary undergraduates, Julia Crowley '13 and Stephanie Mutchler '12, were recently awarded summer research fellowships from the American Physiological Society (APS).

Oakley awarded prestigious Plumeri Award

John Oakley was awarded the prestigious Plumeri Award for his exemplary achievements in teaching, research, and service to the College.

Junior awarded Beinecke Scholarship

Adam Lerner '12 recently became the seventh student from William & Mary to be awarded the prestigious Beinecke Scholarship

Alumni art exhibition honors retiring professor

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.

Computer Science Students Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

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.

Rachel Smith '10: Driving into the future

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.

Isil and Thomas Dillig are to Join the Department of Computer Science

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.

Hope has returned (and scientists are amazed)

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.

Candlelight vigil held for Japan

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.

Ashley Edward Miller '94: Writing and living his dream

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.

W&M theatre professor learns ancient art

William & Mary Theatre Professor Francis Tanglao-Aguas recently spent time in Japan learning the ancient traditional art of Noh Theatre

Anthropologist talks about animal friendships on 'Sunday Morning'

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.

SXSW Calling Adam Stackhouse '04

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.

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WMSURE Award for WM Scholars

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.

Global peace workshop inspires W&M students

UN Goodwill Ambassador and Junoon lead singer, Salman Ahmad, educates students about the world of international service and global wellness projects.

W&M a powerhouse at World Model U.N. Conference

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.

For John Gerner '80, Life is a Rollercoaster

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.

Senior's music project benefits local schoolchildren

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.

10th Graduate Research Symposium opens March 25

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."

W&M chapter of PBK announces award winners

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.

Devastated, but determined: W&M effort to aid Japan

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.

Lemon Project symposium set for March 19

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.

Symposium to showcase graduate students' research

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.

Talks, exhibits explore women's history

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.

Let's Move!

“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.

Ronald Reagan and the prickly art of compromise

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.

A record year for eagles on the James

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.

'Collision Course': Manna on No Child Left Behind

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.

W&M Professor to appear on WHRO’s ‘Another View’

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.

Psychology Welcomes New Faculty Member

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.

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Saying Goodbye

Ralph H. Wark Professor of Art and Art History, Alan Wallach, Retires

Relache Excels, Duo Delights

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.

Whipping the SciClone

Rachel Taylor '11 has developed a suite of software to monitor the performance of SciClone.

Dance, art professors collaborate on 'Symbol'

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.

A Varied Career that Grows and Changes

“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.

PIPS and CIA present crisis simulation competition

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."

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2011 Undergradute Symposium

Physics Students represent the department at recent Undergraduate Symposium.

Professor Haulman to Retire in 2011

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.

Spaeth wins Faculty Governance Award

Professor Spaeth recently received the College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Governance Award for her outstanding service to our Department and the College.

Zero to co-authorship in under three years

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.

W&M celebrates Black History Month

From gospel choirs to quilts, the William & Mary community is celebrating Black History Month with a variety of on-campus events.

John Gilmour to appear on WHRV’s HearSay

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.

Global Film Festival runs Feb. 17-20

Extraordinary cinema features movies from France, Japan, and the largest-budget and grossing film in Indian history, and includes discussions with the filmmakers.

W&M hosts national colloquium on minority studies

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.

One man’s video game is another's exercise regime

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.

Unlocking the diaries

A collection of diaries on display in Swem Library through March.

Linda Lavin '59 joins Theater Hall of Fame

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.

W&M jazz vocalist to present tribute to Billie Holiday

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.

Spring 2011 Message from the Dean

Carl Strikwerda, Dean of Arts & Sciences, sent the following beginning-of-semester message to members of the faculty on January 26.

Alumnus Receives an NSF CAREER Award

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.

Zia-ur Rahman Killed in a Car Crash

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.

Chord Sourcing by Tradition

The Appalachian Music Ensemble preserves and teaches the art of Appalachian music.

Harbron to receive Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award

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.

Will Morris to receive 2011 Monroe Prize

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.

Researchers document the biology behind a sex oddity

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.

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Borgenicht Grant

The Borgenicht Program for Aging Studies and Exercise Science awards grant to Prof. Shean.

Five to be honored with William & Mary Alumni Medallion

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.

January 2011 Message from the Dean

Carl Strikwerda, Dean of Arts & Sciences, sent the following message to members of the faculty on January 11.

Grant Award for Professor Gang Zhou

Gang Zhou has been awarded a Faculty Interdisciplinary Initiatives Grant funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Humanities.

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Grant Award for Professor Kieffaber

Paul Kieffaber, Assistant Professor of Psychology, has been awarded a Faculty Interdisciplinary Initiatives Grant.