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2012-13 A&S News Archive

In the media: Faculty inform the press

This recurring feature highlights faculty members from the College of William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.

In the media: Faculty inform the press

This recurring feature highlights faculty members from the College of William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.

Fair game? CCB will examine hunting pressure on shorebirds

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.

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AidData researchers join summit on aid, changing environment

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.

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International conference explores IR discipline

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.

Wanted, dead or alive (not dead and alive)

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.

Freshman phage lab evolves into study of proteomics

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.

Healing history: Justin Reid’s homeward journey

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.

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Over 150 graduates received degrees in Psychology

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.

Proposals sought for EVMS/W&M collaborative research

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.

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Rebecka Hoffman "Major of the Year" for 2013

Rebecka Hoffman received the Kinesiology and Health Sciences "Major of the Year" award at the 2013 graduation in Adair Hall.

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Record number of students win Boren Scholarships

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.

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William & Mary's 2013 Commencement awards

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.

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Lirsen Myrtaj Wins Essay Writing Award

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.

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Taylor Lain Wins Dobro Slovo Scholarship

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.

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2013 Commencement

Physics Dept. Commencement ceremony is May 12 at 2:30 PM on the Small Hall Lawn

From the courts of 17th-century Spain

Historian Lu Ann Homza took five students to Pamplona, Spain over spring break to study handwritten manuscripts of court cases from the 1600s.

TRADOC commander to speak at W&M commissioning

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.

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TJPPP Students in the News

Jack Cooper, MPP '14, is the first recipient of the Brenna Jean Vorhis Summer Internship Award.

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GSWS names student winners of 2012-13 annual awards

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.

The politics of fishing in East Africa

As a child, Sarah Glaser dreamed of working in Africa. In studying the fishing of Lake Victoria, Glaser made her dream come true.

W&M hosts Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering

Former ambassador to the United Nations spoke about negotiation strategy with Iran at the university’s inaugural intercollegiate Model United Nations conference.

William & Mary launches GIS certificate program in DC

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.

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Manna Co-Edits New Book on Education Governance

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.

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Rianna Jansen wins the Boren Scholarship

Congratulations to Rianna Jansen who just learned that she has been awarded the prestigious Boren Scholarship to study in Vladimir, Russia next year!

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Colleen Kennedy wins Shirley Aceto Award

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.

Physics Teaching Award

Anne Norrick is awarded the 2012 Rolf G. Winter Teaching Award

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Schroeder Center Recognizes Students for Studies in Health Policy

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.

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Meredith Dost wins National Paper Award

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.

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Rushforth captures 2013 Merle Curti Award

Associate professor of History is the third W&M professor in the last seven years to win the Organization of American Historians' prestigious prize.

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Russian Students Win Awards

Students and awards. Andrew Andell and Matthew Levey (RPSS Excellence Award) Alex McGrath (ACTR National Russian Scholar Laureate Award and Russian Program Book Award).

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Schroeder Center Awards Grants to Faculty

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.

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Poetry and prizes: a Patrick Hayes doubleheader

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.

New collection documents Virginia’s hip-hop history

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.

2013 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence recipients announced

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.

Physics postdoc wins research grant at Jefferson Lab

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.

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King's new book explores how animals grieve

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.

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Lyon G. Tyler Lecture

Professor Stephanie McCurry will talk about organizing research, thinking through arguments, and crafting the big book.

TEDx event highlights W&M 'ideas worth spreading'

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.

Book of essays explores the sublime over the ages

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.

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Leadership summit equips students to combat hate

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?"

Larry Ventis and the Study of Humor at William and Mary

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.

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Alex McGrath Wins National Award

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.

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Video Interview with Dr. Paul Kieffaber

Dr. Paul Kieffaber discusses his research interests and current research with his students at the College of William and Mary.

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The Latin American Student Union announces its Awareness Week

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.

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International relations: The Smith family business

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.

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Professor Irina Paperno Lecture: “How We Used to Live: Survivors of the Soviet regime”

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.

Graduate students to present research at annual symposium

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.

OspreyWatch begins second season

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.

The Running Economist

Alice Kassens '98 awarded the John S. Shannon Professorship in Economics

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USAID adviser challenges students to change world

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.

East meets West in class with sarod master

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.

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Reform Incentives team judges impact of Millennium Challenge Corp.

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.

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Azerbaijan ambassador visits Reves Center

Ambassador Elin Suleymanov spoke with faculty, staff and students about Azerbaijan's unique place on the world stage.

W&M students ring in Chinese New Year

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.

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BOV member Thomas falls for allure of the muse

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.

Michelangelo drawings cast light on famed artist's dual life

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.

W&M celebrates Black History Month

Organizations and departments across the William & Mary campus are hosting events in February in recognition of Black History Month.

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Interview with Dr. Joanna Schug

Dr. Joanna Schug discusses how she became interested in Psychology and her research interests.

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2013 Creative Adaptation awards announced

Four entries chosen that improve the quality of education at the university while reducing costs or generating revenue that can be reinvested.

Alumna's MTV talk show to premiere Tuesday

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.

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Michael Tierney to receive Jefferson Teaching Award

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.

Face 2 Face: Women and Gender and Sexuality

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.

W&M alumna nominated to lead SEC

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.

Faculty News

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 to be awarded Thomas Jefferson Prize

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.

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W&M to host one-day interfaith conference

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.

W&M senior advances in ‘American Idol’ competition

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.

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Global Film Festival offerings set

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.

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Manna ranks in top 100 in 2013 Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings

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.

CSUMS: NSF-funded math research program ends epic run

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.

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Stop Mocking the Gym Majors

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.

Government tops the list of the most popular majors
Kinesiology & Health Sciences the 10th most popular major

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.

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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.

2012 at W&M: A look back

It was another exciting trip around the sun for the historic, 319-year-old institution.

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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.

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Former PIPS Fellow publishes in Diplomatic Courier magazine

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."

Archive prep: Learn to read 400-year-old Spanish documents

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.

W&M at PhysCon 2012

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.

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C-Span double hitter

C-Span's American History TV roster filled with William & Mary professors Dec. 15-16.

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Dr. Gregory M. Capelli (1948-2012)

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.

A grants administrator gets a night out in the field

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.

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George Gilchrist named as AAAS 2012 Fellow

George Gilchrist, Biology Department Emeritus Professor, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

W&M launches Commonwealth Center for Energy & Environment

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.

The Polish Connection

John Nezlek describes his Research Interests in Cross Cultural Psychology

Homecoming 2012

The Department welcomed alumni and friends in its 2nd annual Homecoming Reception.

Homecoming 2012

The Department welcomed alumni and friends in its 2nd annual Homecoming Reception.

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W&M Music Department Alumni on NPR

Department of Music Alum Elizabeth LaPrelle, '09, was recently interviewed on NPR. Another alum, Brian Wright, announced a new recording.

First recipient of Babcock Scholarship

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.

PhysicsFest 2012!

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).

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W&M Primatology Network

Former W&M undergrads report from around the world on their continuing primate research.

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‘Jeopardy!’ offers professor insight into gender and speech

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.

Computer Science Conference Supports Women in the Field

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.

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Homecoming Reception - 2012

Despite the threat of Hurricane Sandy, alumni reunited for 2012 Homecoming Weekend.

Homecoming 2012 Pictures

The Psychology Department held a talk and a reception for homecoming on October 26.

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Economics Major Ruoyan Sun

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.

Karin Wulf named director of Omohundro Institute

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.

Student designs hair and makeup for 'Pippin'

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.

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Humanities the dominant discipline in annual Raft Debate

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.

Rare interviews captured in Russia

Student research provides scholars with firsthand accounts of the film industry before, during and after the Soviet Union.

Up close and personal with Isaac Newton’s masterwork

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.

'Et a votre gauche, le Sunken Garden'

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.

Is Facebook becoming the new arena of political discourse?

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.

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Professor Mauthe Awarded First Prize

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.

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William & Mary professor brings opera to Williamsburg

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.

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Nelson: 'A Nation of Deadbeats'

Scott Nelson's new book suggests that the current financial crisis is an example of history repeating itself.

Faculty Lecture Series: Morreall examines humor

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.

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Stephanie Nakasian and the Harris Simon Trio

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"

CCB tracks another surprising whimbrel migration

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.

Julian Oreska '09 speaks Bandai's language

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.

W&M revamps approach to updating arts facilities

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.

Graduation 2012

Our department celebrates the 2012 graduates!

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Field Research on the US-Mexico Border, January 6-13, 2013

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.

Chemistry Alum Goes to Stockholm

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.

Settle's research featured in Nature

Assistant Professor of Government Jaime Settle's researched is featured in the cover story of the Sept. 2012 issue of Nature.

Faculty Profile: Professor Robert Sanchez

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.

Recent and Forthcoming Faculty Books

Professors Costelloe, Gert, Goldman, and Tognazzini have new books published (or to be published) by Cambridge and Oxford.

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The Best Talk Goes To...

Jennifer Poon won the "Outstanding Research Presentation" award the 120th Annual American Psychological Association Convention.

The Chickahominy look back

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.

Pros and cons of med school merger

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.

W&M professor helping Army study effects of hypoxia

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.

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Passing of Jack Willis

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.

From student to scholar in just one tweet

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.

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Feldman receives NASFAA award

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.

Music to his ears: Nelson wins Pickering Fellowship

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.

W&M faculty organize workshop on neutrino 'factories'

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.

Color Me Rad: Tracy Coates, Sydney Tafuri, Jenny Poon, Dr. Janice Zeman
Look who we found this weekend!

See which members of the Psychology Department ran the Color Me Rad 5K in Richmond this past weekend.

PIPS hits its stride

The Project on International Peace and Security enters its fifth year with a sterling reputation for undergraduate contributions to the policy-making community.

Archaeological search for Bray School continues

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.

Putting the trees onto the map

A student and professor have been collaborating on a survey of the most important trees on the verdant campus of William & Mary.

Roessler paper wins APSA award

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.

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The Higgs boson and beyond: Particle Physics at the College

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.

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Remembering Walter J. Zable (1915-2012)

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.

Two gentlemen (and a dog) open VSF’s 34th season

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.

Face 2 Face, Art in Translation

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.

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Faculty spotlight: Melissa McInerney, Ph.D.

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.

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