This recurring feature highlights faculty members from the College of William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
This recurring feature highlights faculty members from the College of William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
President Barack Obama nominated William & Mary alumnus James B. Comey ’82 Friday to become the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Deborah Morse is doing all she can to see that her passion for the works of Victorian author Anthony Trollope rubs off on educators.
The site of Werowocomoco, Powhatan’s capital city during the early years of the Jamestown Colony, will be preserved from development or disturbance.
The 2011 loss of two whimbrels included in the Center for Conservation Biology’s tracking project to hunters near Port-Louis, Guadeloupe, was a watershed event for shorebird scientists, forcing them to consider the real possibility that hunting within the West Indies and the northern coast of South America may be playing a significant role in observed population declines.
The Virginia Shakespeare Festival, recently honored by the Virginia General Assembly as the Commonwealth's official Shakespeare festival, will begin its 35th anniversary season on June 20.
Professor Joshua Gert taught the philosophy of color for the first time last semester.
Mike Tierney joined co-author Chris Marcoux of DePauw University in presenting their paper "Environmental and Climate Finance in a New World" to scholars, aid practitioners and policymakers in Stockholm, Sweden.
William Ivey Long '69 won for the sixth time for his costume design on "Cinderella."
The "Beat the Record" challenge was initiated in 2011 to rally unprecedented philanthropic support among alumni for William & Mary by the end of each fiscal year on June 30.
Her work in the Cohen Career Center challenging and rewarding.
An innovative teaching space and a new, design-thinking module in the business school seeks to help students develop their creative flexibility.
The Teaching, Research and International Policy project [TRIP] of the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations welcomed a group of scholars from around the globe to explore the state of international relations.
Hans von Baeyer says that we all can stop worrying about Schrödinger's Cat. Science's most famous imaginary feline may indeed be dead—or perhaps it's alive. But it is certainly not both.
What could possibly be a follow-up to a group of freshmen discovering a new form of life and finding new genes in its genome? Having that same group continue their research in a new investigation of bacteriophage proteomics.
The five-day program held in Washington, D.C, offered students a chance to learn basic business principles from industry experts while also tackling case studies, networking with alumni and learning about career opportunities.
Ms. Elana Urbach, a rising William and Mary Senior, was a recipient of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) Top Leadership Scholarship for 2013
Justin Reid '09 works as associate director of museum operations at the Moton Museum in Farmville, Va. A National Historic Landmark since 1998, it remains one of the most important sites of the modern civil rights struggle.
The two professors are the eighth and ninth W&M faculty members chosen.
Meet the Class of 2013!
This year many Psychology faculty and students have been recognized by our department, the College, and the broader academic community by receiving several awards and fellowships. We congratulate them for their dedication and accomplishments!
Despite the foreboding weather forecast for the weekend, the sun shone for over 150 graduates of the Psychology Department who received degrees in Psychology and Interdisciplinary Neuroscience on May 12, 2013.
Commencement 2013 photos
Charlie Maloney's class on sustainability and agriculture gives students theoretical and practical knowledge.
Researchers are no longer in the dark about when criminals are most likely to attack.
Faculty and staff from William & Mary joined their counterparts from Eastern Virginia Medical School Tuesday to discuss what might be the most fruitful areas for collaborative research.
Rebecka Hoffman received the Kinesiology and Health Sciences "Major of the Year" award at the 2013 graduation in Adair Hall.
The scholarships and fellowships are designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with resources to acquire language skills and experience in countries critical to the future security and stability of the U.S.
On February 5, 2013, the faculty of Arts & Sciences voted unanimously in support of a change of name for the Women's Studies Program.
Faculty, family and friends celebrated William and Mary's Neuroscience Graduates at the Reception in May.
Several awards are presented annually to graduates, staff and faculty members during the William & Mary Commencement ceremony. Below is a list of the awards that were presented during this year's ceremony on May 12.
Congratulations to Lirsen Myrtaj who won an Honorable Mention at the Fourteenth Annual ACTR NATIONAL Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest. This year they had 946 contestants from 47 universities.
W&M's long-time professor of English and Medieval Studies is also author of the novel "The Heater."
Spring is in full bloom in William and Mary's biology labs, with more than 350 undergraduate students spawning marine invertebrates.
The selection committee has awarded the 2013 Dobro Slovo Scholarship to Taylor Lain. The Dobro Slovo Scholarship was established in 2005. The Scholarship is funded by the donations of Russian alumni and faculty and is intended for students studying on the W & M Summer Study Abroad Program in St. Petersburg.
Kristine Mosuela has been selected for a Fulbright U.S. Student award for 2013-2014 to Mongolia.
Physics Dept. Commencement ceremony is May 12 at 2:30 PM on the Small Hall Lawn
AidData's latest database made news around the globe.
Historian Lu Ann Homza took five students to Pamplona, Spain over spring break to study handwritten manuscripts of court cases from the 1600s.
General Robert W. Cone, commander of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, will speak at this weekend's commissioning ceremony for nine W&M students.
Jack Cooper, MPP '14, is the first recipient of the Brenna Jean Vorhis Summer Internship Award.
Joel Levine will present a set of 22 student-authored proposals for Martian landing site explorations on May 7 at the international Humans 2 Mars Summit at George Washington University.
Members of W&M's Student Partnership for International Medical Aid team (SPIMA) and AidData teams spent a weekend in St. Louis with the former President and experts in five global initiatives.
Elizabeth Scott '14 won the prize for student activism, and Nicole Chanduvi '15, Alexander Lott '14, Jordan Taffet '16, Suzy Ziaii '15, and Sarah Overton '14 all won Carol Woody Internship Awards.
Brett Evans has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study Classics at the University of Bristol, UK.
As a child, Sarah Glaser dreamed of working in Africa. In studying the fishing of Lake Victoria, Glaser made her dream come true.
Former ambassador to the United Nations spoke about negotiation strategy with Iran at the university’s inaugural intercollegiate Model United Nations conference.
Chuck Bailey spoke April 17 on "Finding Faults in Old Virginia," the most recent installment in William & Mary's Tack Faculty Lecture Series.
AidData released a database April 29 that tracks China's financial commitment to development in Africa.
William & Mary Professors John Swaddle and Stuart Hamilton have begun accepting applications for the College's new certificate program in Geographic Information Science for summer 2013.
Education Governance for the Twenty-First Century, co-edited by Manna and Patrick McGuinn, associate professor of political science at Drew University, brings together writings from a wide range of authors, including scholars, think tank analysts, and policymakers working on the ground to formulate and implement education policy.
Congratulations to Rianna Jansen who just learned that she has been awarded the prestigious Boren Scholarship to study in Vladimir, Russia next year!
On April 22nd, 5 students and the Russian House Tutor, Victoria, were inducted into Dobro Slovo, the National Slavic Honor Society. Congratulations to them on this honor!
Associate professor of English has served as assistant to former President Tim Sullivan, director of the Writing Resource Center, president of Faculty Assembly and faculty director of joint degree program with St Andrews.
Commons Dining Hall attendant finds joy in her work and passes that feeling on to everyone she meets.
Elizabeth Atkins ’13 was born in Saudi Arabia, and finally made it back to the Middle East through an Arabic language study abroad program in Jordan.
Anne Norrick is awarded the 2012 Rolf G. Winter Teaching Award
The Schroeder Center is pleased to announce the recipients of its inaugural Health Policy Awards for Student Scholarship program. Based on their exceptional memos, this year’s student Health Policy Award winners are Ryan Buckland, Irina Calos, Amber Will, and Jordan Bowman.
Meredith Dost, a Public Policy major and member of the class of 2013, has won Texas A&M University’s 2013 Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research in Latino Politics.
The thing that looks like someone tossed a dirty mattress into the upper reaches of the Crim Dell pond is actually a floating artificial wetland, designed to help clean excess nitrogen from the water of the campus landmark.
Archaeologist Ed Chappell has volunteered hundreds of hours helping to preserve the College's Ancient Campus.
College hosts Signature Conference of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, draws distinguished speakers and capacity crowds.
William "Bill" Starnes, Gottwald Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, at William & Mary, will deliver the commencement address at Union College's 2013 commencement ceremony.
Keynote address presented by a faculty member in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College.
Rick Gressard, president of the Faculty Assembly, presented preliminary results of the faculty survey to the William & Mary Board of Visitors on Thursday.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors today unanimously elected alumnus Todd A. Stottlemyer '85 as William & Mary’s next rector.
Associate professor of History is the third W&M professor in the last seven years to win the Organization of American Historians' prestigious prize.
The 2013 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Society for Developmental Biology is being held at William & Mary's Integrated Science Center April 19-21.
Despite being an outstanding student at William & Mary, student commencement speaker Devin Braun believes that standing out may not always be the best way to accomplish goals.
Francis Tanglaos-Aguas he has sought to make the W&M theatre production of "Sitayana" a collaborative effort between faculty and students.
Students and awards. Andrew Andell and Matthew Levey (RPSS Excellence Award) Alex McGrath (ACTR National Russian Scholar Laureate Award and Russian Program Book Award).
The gift will benefit athletic scholarships, stadium renovations and other needs.
Scott Owen, owner and manager of The Daily Grind, devotes his day creating an environment that brings people to his coffeehouse.
Andreas Stathopoulos is one of 20 W&M faculty members to receive a 2013 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence.
This spring, the Schroeder Center awarded its first set of Small Grants Program awards to four faculty members for research in health policy. The new program will increase support for faculty-led health policy research projects at William & Mary, an important objective of the Schroeder Center for Health Policy.
Chuck Bailey, professor and chair of geology, will give William & Mary's Tack Faculty Lecture on April 17.
Steve Kistulentz ’91 and Rebecca Lindenberg ’00 will read from their new books of poetry on April 11. Student literary awards will be announced the next day.
More than 25,000 visitors have made the pilgrimage to Williamsburg to view the Michelangelo exhibition. A few days remain to view two groundbreaking exhibitions, on display this week through Sunday.
On April 19, Special Collections will launch the William & Mary Hip-Hop Collection, the most comprehensive collection of its kind devoted to chronicling Virginia’s hip-hop past.
A lawyer called to testify before U.S. House members, a political scientist whose research with a student led to the development of a prominent Web-accessible database on foreign aid and a chemist who garnered national attention for success in developing young women scientists are among this year’s recipients of the Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence at William & Mary.
Chris Monahan is the recipient of the 2013 JSA Postdoctoral Research Grant at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, which will provide $11,000 for his research.
Barbara J. King's new book, "How Animals Grieve," is a multi-species examination of loss, love and mourning that challenges prevailing notions that grief is an emotion experienced only by humans, and modern humans, at that.
Katherine Arcement '13 achieves a rare distinction for a student: inclusion in the world-famous London Review of Books.
Jennifer Putzi's edition of the letters of novelist, journalist and poet Elizabeth Stoddard has just been published.
Professor Stephanie McCurry will talk about organizing research, thinking through arguments, and crafting the big book.
"I’ve eagerly followed the direction that the science has taken me."
On Saturday, William & Mary students had the opportunity to listen to other members of their "historically innovative" university talk about ideas that are shaping the future.
As it prepares for its 35th season, the Virginia Shakespeare Festival has something new to celebrate: an official designation as the Shakespeare festival of the Commonwealth.
William & Mary’s Commonwealth Center for Energy and the Environment has launched its first round of projects, which have an emphasis on the effects of the rise of sea level.
On Monday, March 25, a group of students in Professor Michael Tierney’s GOV 325 International Relations course met at the United Nations headquarters in New York for a day of tours and briefings.
Timothy Costelloe, an associate professor of philosophy at William & Mary, has edited a volume of original essays written by a variety of scholars from different disciplines, each of which considers the nature of the sublime, that transcendent aesthetic experience that philosophers and other writers have discussed at least since the third century AD.
More than 60 William & Mary students attended "What You Do Matters Collegiate," a leadership summit on hate speech, which sought to answer the question: "How can we create environments where hate cannot flourish?"
While most of us like to think we have a good sense of humor and enjoy the occasional joke, few of us have thought about the functional significance of humor, and its role in our society; that is until they enroll in Professor Larry Ventis's Psychology of Humor class at William & Mary.
Psychology students presented their research at the College of William and Mary's Undergraduate Research Science Symposium and Graduate Research Symposium.
The interest in cross cultural research and service aligns with the College’s strategic goal of increasing emphasis on globalization and internationalization.
A socially-minded concept created by student Pat Austria hopes to improve disaster management and make a positive change for those living in the Philippines.
Alex McGrath has been selected to receive the Post Secondary Russian Scholar Laureate Award! Organized under the auspices of ACTR (the American Council of Teachers of Russian), this national award seeks to provide recognition for the best Russian Studies senior students nationwide--those students who best embody an enthusiasm for and love of things Russian.
Dr. Paul Kieffaber discusses his research interests and current research with his students at the College of William and Mary.
On Friday and Saturday, the Lemon Project hosted its third annual spring symposium, which was dedicated to Bob Engs' memory.
Three W&M professors have been helping the members of the Orchesis dance company prepare for their spring concert, "An Evening of Dance."
"Finding Faults in Old Virginia" is the third lecture in the Tack Faculty Lecture Series.
The Latin American Student Union announces its Awareness Week, a series of events organized around the theme, "Celebrating Identity." Please see below for a schedule of events. We hope you can join LASU in celebration of this week of activities featuring Latino/a identity.
His books have sold three million copies and been translated into more than 20 languages.
It turns out that the Higgs boson looks exactly like Marc Sher always said it would, and now he's a little bummed.
Connor Smith ’14, grew up in a family committed to foreign affairs. Now he is organizing W&M’s first intercollegiate Model United Nations (MUN) conference.
On Thursday, March 21st, Professor Irina Paperno (U. of California) will be giving a talk entitled, ”How We Used to Live: Survivors of the Soviet regime.” The talk will be held in Wash 201, from 5 – 6 pm. Here is a brief description: Since the collapse of communism, there has been an outpouring of personal documents about life under the Soviet regime. The talk discusses such stories of the Soviet experiences–memoirs, diaries, blogs, and recorded dreams–and suggests ways of seeing them as a cultural trend.
William & Mary's 12th 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 March 22-23.
Anthropology Chair Kathleen Bragdon works with New England Indians to renew tribal lands.
The Reves Center for International Studies has announced its 2013 faculty fellows.
U.S. News ranked William & Mary's graduate programs in education, law, business and U.S. colonial history among the best in the nation.
A recent study by William & Mary psychologists tests how people are strongly, unconsciously influenced by someone's appearance.
Five-year project by W&M's Chancellor Professor of English Terry Meyers results in a free digital volume of some of the work of Sidney A. Alexander.
For the second year, the Center for Conservation Biology is sounding the call to OspreyWatchers throughout the world to record and share their observations with a growing online community of global citizens that are linked by an interest in osprey biology and a concern for aquatic environments.
Alice Kassens '98 awarded the John S. Shannon Professorship in Economics
The Eastern Golden Eagle Working Group has received the Wings Across the Americas Award issued by the U.S. Forest Service.
Government Professor John Gilmour discusses the 2013 sequestration battle.
The William & Mary Lemon Project will host its third annual spring symposium March 15-16, focusing on the theme of "Campus & Communities: The African-American Experience along the Peninsula."
Scholars from around the world will discuss the geopolitics, science and technology, trade, culture and history of the Indian Ocean Basin.
Scholars from around the world will discuss the geopolitics, science and technology, trade, culture and history of the Indian Ocean Basin.
Eight students investigate topics from social media in elections to still-vivid perceptions of Che Guevarra.
The nexus of science and development has immense potential for solving international development's greatest challenges, and William & Mary students have the opportunity to be at the forefront of that movement, Alex Dehgan told students and faculty on Feb. 11.
Students and faculty who visited the Reves Center last Thursday had the opportunity to expand their musical horizons at a master class given by sarod master Irfan Khan.
Two William & Mary professors are featured on the radio program With Good Reason this week.
Researchers with the Reform Incentives Project at the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations have released an independent report investigating the U.S. government's Millennium Challenge Corporation's (MCC's) impact on reform efforts in developing countries.
Ambassador Elin Suleymanov spoke with faculty, staff and students about Azerbaijan's unique place on the world stage.
This time of year, there are signs of the Chinese New Year across the university, so much so that two major Chinese national TV outlets aired stories about W&M students.
John Charles Thomas will perform his original poetry at Carnegie Hall Feb. 23 8 pm. Joining him will be Music Department's Sophia Serghi, Harris Simon and Anna Kijanowska.
When Professor Richard Palmer became director of William & Mary Theatre’s upcoming performance of Shakespeare’s "The Merry Wives of Windsor," no one knew about his unique connection to one of the main characters.
Ornithologists and bird enthusiasts from around the globe will flock to Williamsburg for a chance to hear from esteemed researchers and mingle with avian royalty.
William & Mary Chancellor Robert M. Gates '65 L.H.D. '98 was among a small group that received a briefing of four current globally focused research projects at the university.
Saunders' Tenth of December has been called "the best book you'll read this year." He'll read and answer questions Feb. 21, 7 p.m., at Andrews Hall, room 101.
The new "Blind Dates" collection from the Swem Music Library in Ewell Hall offers students, faculty and staff a chance to get to know new music.
Junior Niall Garrahan's report, "Open Land Utility: A Study of Conservation, Ecosystem Services, and Recreation in Boise, Idaho," has become a valuable reference for both state and local officials in Idaho.
Theoretical physicist Joshua Erlich can't prove that dark matter exists. Dark chocolate is another matter.
William & Mary's first-ever TEDx event will take place on March 30 at 2 p.m. and will feature nine speakers from the university's community.
Under the theme "Film & Youth," William & Mary's sixth annual Global Film Festival (W&M GFF) will feature films and guest filmmakers from around the world.
The Muscarelle Museum of Art celebrates its 30th anniversary with 25 drawings preserved by Michelangelo’s descendants from the family home, the Casa Buonarroti in Florence. On display Feb. 9 – April 14.
Organizations and departments across the William & Mary campus are hosting events in February in recognition of Black History Month.
The I-Faith student group hosted a one-day conference celebrating United Nations' World Interfaith Harmony Week.
The Department is pleased to announce that it will host the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) in 2016.
Dr. Joanna Schug discusses how she became interested in Psychology and her research interests.
Four entries chosen that improve the quality of education at the university while reducing costs or generating revenue that can be reinvested.
We are very pleased to announce that our new Post-Bac Program, beginning in the academic year 2014-15.
The Department is pleased to announce a new Summer Study Abroad Program in Athens and Nafplion.
Nine W&M students, led by Professor Jennifer Mendez, spent part of their winter break on the U.S.–Mexico border immersed and enthralled in the human side of immigration.
Taylor Nelson '13 is the recipient of this year's Monroe Prize for Civic Leadership.
A W&M junior is spending the academic year in Russia and China to further her dream of becoming a professional interpreter.
What better way to end a semester studying the works of Leo Tolstoy than to go see the most recent Hollywood adaptation of his Anna Karenina?
Sara Schaefer '00, who was a theatre and English major at W&M, will co-host of MTV's "Nikki and Sara LIVE," which premieres Jan. 29 at 11 p.m. EST.
The series is designed to illuminate the interconnected world of people and ideas influenced by Islam, defined as a cultural rather than a merely religious construct.
Michael Tierney '87, co-director of the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations, will receive the Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award on Charter Day.
The W&M lecturer, sound artist and creator of the installation "Thrill: A Love Song," aims to help people listen.
William Tate will continue the Art & Art History Distinguished Lecture series with a featured lecture on Jan. 28.
Teresa Longo will receive the Thomas Jefferson Award at William & Mary's Charter Day ceremony on Feb. 8.
The Hunter Smith Family Foundation, located in Charlottesville, Va., has established the Hunter J. Smith Endowment for Freshman Seminars with a gift of $10 million to William & Mary.
Atoms as Soft Power, A lecture by Professor Yuka Tsuchiya
Alison Scott was the keynote speaker at the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County Branch of the NAACP 37th Freedom Fund Banquet.
Decentering the Nineteenth Century History of the Rio de la Plata
A group of faculty members gathered to hear Professor Vassiliki Panoussi (Classical Studies) and Professor Leisa Meyer (History) discuss their work and ideas at an October 2012 Face 2 Face conversation.
President Barack Obama nominated Mary Jo White ’70 to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, an agency that has an instrumental role in implementing Wall Street reform.
Professor John Charles, Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, the 2012 Distinguished Scholar of the National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education, recently delivered a keynote address at the annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Brian Rabe '13 is the 2013 winner of the Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy. Rabe, a double major in biology and chemistry, has set his sights on being a researcher and professor at a university.
In recognition of the United Nations' World Interfaith Harmony Week, William & Mary will host a one-day conference, “The Importance of Multi-Faith Understanding and the Dangers of Religious Intolerance,” on Feb. 3.
Matt Richardson, Associate Professor of English and African/African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, gave a lecture called "The Queer Limit of Black Memory" on Tuesday, March 26.
Although many people tuned in to the 12th season premiere of American Idol on Wednesday night to see its new celebrity judges, the William & Mary community was looking for someone else: Vangelis "Van" Dimopoulos.
Visiting Assistant Professor of English Chelsey Johnson's "Escape and Reverse" was selected for the prestigious digital literary magazine, Ploughshares Solo.
Scheduled over President’s Day weekend (Feb. 14-17) at the Kimball Theatre, the four-day main event will again feature films from around the world, live performances, receptions and presentations by invited filmmakers.
A report prepared by Isabelle Cohen, Thomas Freiling and Eric Robinson (MPPs class of 2012) is cited in Nate Silver's article entitled "What is Driving Growth in Government Spending?"
A William & Mary student will compete for the Miss America crown on Saturday, Jan. 12.
The National Geographic Society has become involved in an investigation of possible contaminants in the water that the original Jamestown colonists drank in the early 17th century.
Today, Rick Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, released his 2013 Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings, which attempts to recognize university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about K-12 and higher education.
The new dome and its 14-inch computer-controlled telescope will give William & Mary much improved astronomical functionality.
A cadre of William & Mary's physicists was involved in a project that made the Physics World list of the top 10 breakthroughs for 2012.
For the past five summers, while other students were hitting the beach, William & Mary math majors had been hitting the books and the labs to conduct computational mathematics research.
While playing quarterback for William & Mary College, Todd Durkin obtained a degree in health and physical education. In other words, he studied gym. Don't laugh. That much-maligned gym degree is one of the hottest sheepskins on campus today, and Durkin helps to illustrate why. Article from The Wall Street Journal.
The Department of kinesiology and health sciences has seen a recent surge in popularity, taking the final spot on the list of top ten declared primary majors in Fall 2012, with 144 students.
Out of context features faculty members from the College of William and Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
It was another exciting trip around the sun for the historic, 319-year-old institution.
Out of context features faculty members from the College of William and Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
Ahmad Ahmad, the Sultan Qaboos bin Said Chair of Middle East Students at William & Mary, takes a long view of current events in Egypt.
Emily Pehrsson '13, former research fellow of the Project on International Peace and Security (PIPS), has published an article in the global affairs magazine, Diplomatic Courier, entitled "Making the Grade: International Regulatory Framework for Cybersecurity."
PhD candidate Oliver Mueller-Heubach co-curates a new exhibit at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts.
William & Mary historian Lu Ann Homza runs a year-long, two-pronged program designed to develop and hone the skills necessary for students to read the handwritten documents in Spanish archives.
For the College of William and Mary, PhysCon began bright and early on Wednesday morning as the eight attendees met outside of Small Hall, the College’s physics building.
C-Span's American History TV roster filled with William & Mary professors Dec. 15-16.
Kinesiology and Health Sciences professors Scott Ickes and Alison Scott have taken the lead in coordinating the effort.
Nine proposals will receive a total of $47,600.
Dr. Greg Capelli, 64, of Lanexa, Virginia died on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Dr. Capelli recently retired as Professor Emeritus of Aquatic Biology at the College of William & Mary after 38 years of service.
Erica Lawler says that they look like little ice cream cones, but Lawler is in fact referencing the upside down northern saw-whet owl that she was able observe after an opportunity she took to spend a night out in the field with them.
The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Tech has recently honored William & Mary Emeritus Professor William Starnes with its inaugural Outstanding Alumnus Award.
Fletcher Smith, a biologist with the Center for Conservation Biology traveled 1,500 miles to St. Croix in November to catch up with a whimbrel named Hope.
Cummings Professor of English spent 12 years as guest curator of legendary folk artist and evangelist Elder Anderson Johnson.
George Gilchrist, Biology Department Emeritus Professor, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
William & Mary has launched its new Commonwealth Center for Energy and the Environment, a combination of think tank and incubator to expand interdisciplinary research opportunities and address complex issues at the intersection of energy, public policy and the environment.
In his new book, Philosophy professor Neal Tognazzini explores the natures and norms of the human blame game.
John Nezlek describes his Research Interests in Cross Cultural Psychology
The Department welcomed alumni and friends in its 2nd annual Homecoming Reception.
Ssgt Robert C. Singer of the "President's Own" US Marine Band led the William & Mary Wind Symphony in a special rehearsal
The Department welcomed alumni and friends in its 2nd annual Homecoming Reception.
Whether descending into the Grotto of the Sibyl at Lake Avernus or getting inside the Pyramid of Gaius Cestius near the Ostiense train station, W&M students gain an insider's view of Ancient Rome.
Department of Music Alum Elizabeth LaPrelle, '09, was recently interviewed on NPR. Another alum, Brian Wright, announced a new recording.
This past summer, W&M Physics rising senior Patrick King was the inaugural recipient of the first Dorothy Pruitt Babcock Memorial Research Scholarship. This scholarship enabled Patrick to conduct research in theoretical particle physics along with Associate Professor Joshua Erlich.
If the ice cream cones are anything to go by, approximately 200 people attended this year’s PhysicsFest (give or take a few people that couldn’t resist going back for seconds of our fantastic liquid nitrogen ice cream, anyway).
Former W&M undergrads report from around the world on their continuing primate research.
He didn’t provide an answer in question format, but William & Mary’s Thomas Linneman nonetheless addressed gender and speech patterns in a recent study titled “Gender in Jeopardy! Intonation Variation on a Television Game Show,” currently forthcoming in the journal Gender & Society.
For each of the William and Mary students who attended this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference, the experience offered valuable insight into their current interests and future goals.
Despite the threat of Hurricane Sandy, alumni reunited for 2012 Homecoming Weekend.
Like his character in the play "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," Jamar Jones '13 is trying to find his song of life.
The Psychology Department held a talk and a reception for homecoming on October 26.
Researchers from the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) are studying the interesting lives of eagles.
"Health Affairs," a national health policy journal, features study by William & Mary economists in Nov. issue.
Senior economics major Ruoyan Sun scored an academic home run recently. The journal Economic Modelling has just published an article of hers titled Kinetics of Jobs in Multi-Link Cities with Migration-Driven Aggregation Process.
The t-shirt design by Nicholas Andre and Mengrui Ni was the top vote-getter in the third annual election to chose a design for the limited-edition 2012-13 Computer Science T-shirt.
Karin Wulf, associate professor of history and American studies, and book review editor of The William & Mary Quarterly, one of the oldest scholarly journals in the U.S., has been named the next director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.
The lecture, “Musical Ramifications of the Civil War”, will be held on December 3rd in the Williamsburg Library Theatre at 7:30pm. The program discusses changes in America’s musical heritage as a result of our nation’s most divisive conflict.
The Music from China ensemble recently visited W&M, teaching students and faculty alike about Chinese music through a performance and series of lecture opportunities.
“One of the great things about being at William and Mary was how many different things I was able to do.”
Registration now open for April 20 event featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author Eric Foner and six other notable historians.
As a hair and makeup designer for the upcoming William & Mary production of "Pippin," Ruth Hedberg is making sure that each character not only plays his or her part, but looks it as well.
Largest single, financial award in William & Mary's history will create center to advance foreign aid transparency.
Ph.D. Candidate Edward Hunt '03 produces award-winnng paper on the history of computer penetration.
Following a literal song and dance routine, Anne Charity Hudley boarded a dinghy to safety as the humanities proved the superior academic discipline in the College’s annual Raft Debate.
Student research provides scholars with firsthand accounts of the film industry before, during and after the Soviet Union.
The Special Collections Research Center in William & Mary’s Swem Library has a first edition, 1687 copy of Newton’s masterwork. It was the star attraction among a one-day exhibit of venerable scientific texts in the physics library of Small Hall.
Sam Fansler '13, a European Studies major, gave a tour of the William & Mary campus in French to a group of middle schoolers from Sainte Jeanna d’Arc Catholic School in Southern France on Wednesday.
The College of William & Mary announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Mr. Adam Otstot, a 2004 Kinesiology and Health Sciences graduate and local teacher, recently competed in the Ironman World Triathlon Championships where he placed 38th overall.
Jaime Settle, an assistant professor of government at William & Mary, and her team are studying the emotional tone of people communicating through social networks during the run-up to the Romney vs Obama 2012 general election.
It runs Nov. 8-9 and is free for students, faculty and staff. Sara Schaefer '00 and Bob Wachs '61 among those appearing.
Now's the time for birders who want to add to their life lists, says Dan Cristol, an ornithologist at William & Mary.
Professor Tim Mauthe was recently awarded the First Prize in Category C of the 2012 Musica Domani International Composition Competition for his piece "Within Memory" for cello and piano.
The two '83 alums and former football players have helped tend to Tribe student-athletes for more than 25 years.
William & Mary Symphony Orchestra promises a scary good time as it presents “The Haunted Melody” for its annual Halloween concert, this Sunday afternoon in the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium.
Fourteen faculty exhibit recent works at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, Oct. 27 through Jan. 6.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is entitled How to spot a Lesbian in Early Modern Spain.
The 2012 Raft Debate, a much beloved William & Mary tradition, will be held at the Commonwealth Auditorium in the Sadler Center on Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Naama Zahavi-Ely, professor of Biblical Hebrew at William & Mary, is bringing her passion for opera to Williamsburg by producing a one-night performance of Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love" at the Kimball Theatre on Oct. 26.
Scott Nelson's new book suggests that the current financial crisis is an example of history repeating itself.
William & Mary study finds competition in state races down, putting uncontested seats at a 10-year high.
Peter Maer, of CBS News, spoke with Professor John McGlennon prior to the second presidential debate.
The William & Mary chapter of the Marine Science Society is only a year old, but has already been honored with the Outstanding Student Section Award from the Marine Technology Society for 2012.
Professor Thomas Linneman is the 2012 Advisor of the Year.
Associate Professor Rani Mullen has received a $40,000 grant from The Asia Foundation.
His lecture was the second installment of William & Mary’s Faculty Lecture Series, an event launched last semester to showcase the creative work and research of the faculty.
Hao Han and Nan Zheng, both doctoral students in the Department of Computer Science, have been selected for the 2012 Stephen K. Park Graduate Research Award.
A summary of field-work courses offered by visiting professor Linda Lanz.
Saskia Mordijck has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue her investigation of fusion energy.
A team of W&M researchers help Ugandan scientists prepare for a promising but uncertain future.
Professor finds intergenerational impacts of long-term lease agreements can be significant.
Assistant Professor Molly Swetnam-Burland received this summer a prestigious NEH Summer Fellowship to pursue research on Roman mosaics.
EcoVillage receives Dominion grant for integrated landscape design and land use impacts study.
The current issue of The Flat Hat features an article about the newly released album by faculty members Stephanie Nakasian and the Harris Simon Trio, "Show Me the Way to Get Out of This World"
The Pulitzer Prize finalist's appearance is part of the Patrick Hayes Writers Series and is free, open to the public.
Catching whimbrels on their breeding grounds in the Arctic Circle is quite different from trapping those same birds in their mid-migration staging areas on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
William & Mary's annual Summer Research Symposium featured undergraduate research conducted in the summer of 2012.
"William and Mary set the foundation for me to move forward in my career."
Finalists and a winner in the Arts & Sciences 2012 Student Art Contest have been announced by the Dean's Office.
Robert Reid-Pharr joins us this semester as the English Department’s second Sara and Jess Cloud Visiting Professor.
The Board of Visitors at its meeting on September 21, 2012, designated Xipeng Shen the Adina Allen Term Distinguished Associate Professor.
The 2012 recipients of the annual William & Mary Alumni Association awards were honored at a banquet at the William & Mary Alumni House on Sept. 27.
Biology graduate Daniel Schwab (WM '12) enters graduate school with $100,000 scholarship from highly competitive NSF program.
Many come to the College of William & Mary to pursue degrees that they think will lead them to careers. Julian Oreska '09 didn't think his education would someday lead him to designing toys on the other side of the globe.
Lynch examines the context of the Arab Spring, and the possibilities for the Arab world in the future.
"My time at William and Mary was very influential in my career."
Doctoral student Katie Moore received a Virginia Space Grant Consortium 2012-13 Graduate STEM Research Fellowship.
Upgrades to facilities will be completed in multiple stages over several years, said Vice President of Administration Anna Martin. Theatre and music departments to be addressed first.
English Professor Nancy Schoenberger is featured this week on the radio program, With Good Reason.
Our department celebrates the 2012 graduates!
William & Mary has once again been designated a military-friendly university by G.I. Jobs magazine.
Professor Gang Zhou was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to support a 2-year research project entitled "Network Traffic Aware Smartphone Energy Savings."
This one-credit guided research course will enable selected students to expand their scholarship on Immigration, Border Studies, and Human Rights through field research on the U.S.-Mexico border over Winter Break.
A small collection of rubidium-87 atoms in Seth Aubin's Small Hall lab has reached Bose-Einstein condensation after being chilled to a level near absolute zero.
Students depict living conditions in the solares of Havana.
Brian Wimberly '86 credits W&M chemistry professors for creating his "appetite for this sort of science." His work has taken him all over the continent and beyond.
Assistant Professor of Government Jaime Settle's researched is featured in the cover story of the Sept. 2012 issue of Nature.
The Alumni Magazine recently sat down with acclaimed actress and W&M alumna Glenn Close.
More than 1,000 consultations take place each year, helping students hone their oral and written skills.
Writer-in-residence is back for a second stint; will read from her works tonight at 7, 201 Blow Hall.
A William & Mary physicist is featured in a video explaining the latest chapter in the investigation of mysterious, flavor-shifting particles called neutrinos.
Dean Kate Conley's Fall 2012 letter to all faculty: looking ahead and welcoming new faculty members.
Why is it important to remain involved with the College?
Brett Rushforth's new book "Bonds of Alliance" details a "hybrid" form of slavery that developed in New France between 1670 and 1770.
Biology professor John Swaddle will be featured this week on NPR's With Good Reason radio program.
Professor Sanchez, in his fourth year as a Visiting Assistant Professor, pursues a genuinely multidisciplinary research and teaching agenda, proving himself an asset to the department of philosophy and the college as a whole.
Professor Gosin received a M.A. in Sociology from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego.
After a summer of excavation, archaeologists feel confident in saying that the 18th century Bray School once stood on the grounds of Brown Hall, a William & Mary dormitory.
They are spending the year at the College as part of a rare international joint degree program involving a U.S. university.
New data reconfirms that philosophy majors receive the best scores on the Verbal and Analytical sections of the Graduate Records Examination.
Professors Costelloe, Gert, Goldman, and Tognazzini have new books published (or to be published) by Cambridge and Oxford.
Miss Virginia 2012, herself a William & Mary student, was on campus Aug. 30 to help promote importance of maintaining both physical and emotional health.
Jennifer Poon won the "Outstanding Research Presentation" award the 120th Annual American Psychological Association Convention.
Recent high-tech examination of Chickahominy artifacts extracted decades ago by the late William & Mary archaeologist Norm Barka suggests that corn may have been a major reason for the tribe’s curious autonomy.
Editor Rusty Carter of the Virginia Gazette interviewed Alastair Connell on the pros and cons of the Eastern Virginia Medical School merging with the College of William & Mary.
Professor Prado received his MA from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil).
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, John Morreall continues the William & Mary Faculty Lecture Series with "What's So Funny? The Nature and Value of Humor."
The conference Sept. 21-22 offers a unique one-credit course opportunity for students.
A special exhibition of 37 Greek vases will be on display at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, August 18 through September 30.
The collection showcases the development of Athenian pottery, and is on display August 18 through September 30.
Students as young as four years old extract DNA in Shanta Hinton's outreach project.
Holly Blackburn has rapidly earned national recognition for her research with Dr. Jon Allen.
U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith '71, J.D. '79, will speak at William & Mary’s Opening Convocation Ceremony on Aug. 29 at 5:15 p.m.
WVEC, channel 13 News, ran a news story on Ken Kambis and his study of oxygen deprivation on the human body. The study is in cooperation with the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.
Eleven members of the Tribe, including three Junior Fellows, intern at the Library of Congress during summer 2012.
The project is the only nongovernmental effort in the United States to comprehensively assess the nation’s activities.
John H. Willis, who retired from William and Mary's English department in 2002 after a distinguished 43-year career, passed away June 29. Provost Michael Halleran sent the following message to the campus community.
Lauren Bayse '13 will serve as this year's upperclassman speaker for William & Mary's orientation program, which begins Aug. 24.
In a series of videos, Professor Debra Shushan breaks down the complexity of the violence in Syria. Will the U.S. intervene? Shushan weighs in.
It took eight years, but the people affected most by the Spanish Civil War can finally read about the cultural and literary legacy produced in concentration camps in their own language.
Art professor Elizabeth Mead and chemistry professor Carey Bagdassarian explore a new language-bridge between disciplines.
Jacob Lassin '13 is getting international acclaim from scholars and the media for his thesis about the commemoration of World War II in Russian social media.
David Feldman, professor and chair of the department of economics, received the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators' 2012 Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award.
Brafferton Yard dig yields new Civil War-era finds.
History Professor Scott Nelson discusses his new book this week on With Good Reason.
One of only 20 graduate students nationwide chosen for the program, Nelson heads to Yale University to complete post-graduate work and prepare to serve as a Foreign Affairs officer.
By the time you’re reading this, neutrino physicists from around the world will have descended upon Williamsburg for NuFact 2012. This workshop is unique in that it brings theorists, experimentalists and accelerator physicists together with a focus on future experiments, particularly the development of an accelerator called a neutrino factory from which the workshop derives its name.
The 2011 version, authored by Sue Peterson, Mike Tierney '87 and Daniel Maliniak '06, received responses from 3,466 IR scholars from 20 countries.
Some of the best players from the country's top orchestras will perform a piece arranged by William & Mary's director of bands next month.
See which members of the Psychology Department ran the Color Me Rad 5K in Richmond this past weekend.
AidData gets two mentions in Britain's Guardian newspaper within a month.
An international workshop on neutrinos is bringing particle physicists from all over the globe to William & Mary.
Emeritus Professor George Grayson to host lecture and book signing July 19.
The Project on International Peace and Security enters its fifth year with a sterling reputation for undergraduate contributions to the policy-making community.
Archaeological work around William & Mary’s Brown Hall is bringing to light artifacts dating back to the early 18th century, including a few items that just might be relics from the Bray School, an 18th century institution dedicated to the education of free and enslaved black children.
Several linguistics students take their research findings beyong the borders of William and Mary
The chair of William & Mary’s Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance is in Italy this week at a festival that is bringing together creative artists and social activists.
Marc Sher, professor of physics at William & Mary, is a "go-to guy" on the Higgs boson.
A student and professor have been collaborating on a survey of the most important trees on the verdant campus of William & Mary.
Philip Roessler, assistant professor of government, is this year's recipient of the Gregory Luebbert Article Award for the best article in the field of comparative politics.
On the verge of what could be the largest announcement in particle physics in decades, professors focusing on the Higgs boson and beyond the Standard Model weigh in on the Higgs hunt itself and the future of the field.
Rosemary Willis '13 was crowned Miss Virginia on Saturday.
Zable '37 was a business visionary whose love for the College -- especially Tribe athletics -- never waned. He died of natural causes on Saturday, June 23.
A team of William & Mary neuroscientists has developed a "search and destroy" method of identifying -- then zapping -- brain cells individually.
Geology professor Christopher Bailey and John Hollis '12 continue to explore Virginia's faults.
William & Mary alumna Sara Schaefer '00 is going to co-host a late-night talk and comedy show on MTV.
William & Mary's Patricia Vahle addressed the scientific world on June 8, giving an overview of the latest news on the study of neutrinos.
Paula Blank was one of 33 candidates chosen from a pool of 436.
Dean Tracy sent this end-of-year message to members of the faculty on June 18, 2012.
One of Shakespeare’s earliest and funniest plays "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" will open the 34th season of the Virginia Shakespeare Festival June 13.
Professors in the arts and humanities inhabit more than one world, and one of the most profound examples can be found in the act of translation.
Assistant Professor of Economics and Schroeder Center faculty affiliate, Melissa McInerney, Ph.D., is one of five recipients of a 2012 Steven H. Sandell Grant.
Two Arts & Sciences faculty members were recently recognized for their service to their colleagues and the College.
Current students presented their work and gathered with alumni to socialize at a W&M Neuroscience reception.
“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 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