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.

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.

Homecoming 2012

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

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).

W&M Primatology Network

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

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Archaeologists seek evidence of 18th-century Bray School

An archaeological collaboration between William & Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation hopes to find conclusive evidence of the Bray School, an 18th-century institution dedicated to the education of free and enslaved black children.

Math department furthers partnership with ‘sister university’

The University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) and William & Mary's math department are partnering to collaborate in research and promote exchanges between undergraduates and faculty of both universities.

Students home from college take summer courses at W&M

Each year, dozens of university students who are home for the summer take advantage of William and Mary's summer courses, which are offered in two five-week sessions.

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KNHS "Major of the Year" Taylor Hurst

One of the special events that occurred during the Kinesiology & Health Sciences department’s graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 13, was the presenting of the “Major of the Year” award to Taylor Hurst.

Trio of exhibitions on display at Muscarelle

Each exhibition is unique, yet collectively they represent the extraordinary commitment to the creative arts by William & Mary faculty and students. On display now through June 24.

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Professor Cristol pens op-ed for New York Times

Dan Cristol wrote an article the New York Times headlined “Why Bambi Must Go”, published in the Op-Ed section on 18 May, 2012. The article reflects Cristol’s passion for bird conservation, and highlights the effects that burgeoning deer populations have on decimating plant communities that support bird populations.

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Alumni Donates Document

On April 30, 2012, Barry Martin, William and Mary class of 1959 presented the Lyon G. Tyler Department of History with a portrait of Carter Braxton (William and Mary alum, and signer of the Declaration of Independence), and a document signed by Braxton in honor of his classmate, Gabriel M. Wilner

Lisa Maund Interned at H.E.R.

My two-month internship at the H.E.R. shelter offered an opportunity to observe and participate in shelter work.

Emilie Rafal Interned at FOCUS

As an intern at FOCUS Women’s Resource Agency, I was exposed to the inner workings of a small non-profit organization.

Avina Ross Interned at RAINN

As a research intern at RAINN, my job was to research important information to assist RAINN in providing the latest news to visitors to RAINN’s website and to their online hotline.

Ann Rainey Interned at Avalon

I interned at Avalon Center for Women and Children. Avalon is a domestic violence, sexual assault, and homelessness shelter located in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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First Years Present Final Projects

To culminate their first year in the program, the 2011-2012 cohort presented their final projects from their American Studies Seminar to the faculty and their fellow graduate students.

William & Mary's 2012 Commencement awards

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

William & Mary has 3 Goldwater Scholars

David Hill '13, Brian Rabe '13 and Natalie Wong '14, the 2012 Goldwater Scholars from the College of William & Mary. In addition to the three scholars, James Janopaul-Naylor '14 was awarded a Goldwater honorable mention.

Klicker '12 exemplifies global engagement

Multiple international experiences and internships lead to a career with the federal government.

2012 English Literary Awards

A palpable tension filled the room one Wednesday evening in mid-April. Amidst low chatter, nervous glances, and light refreshments, dozens of student writers gathered to hear the winners announced for the 2012 Literary Awards.

John Swaddle kicks off Faculty Lecture Series

John Swaddle gave an upbeat, and occasionally hilarious, presentation on a potentially somber topic to kick off William & Mary’s Faculty Lecture Series.

William & Mary receives $1 million gift from Goldman Sachs

A $1 million gift from Goldman Sachs Gives, the firm’s donor-advised fund, will provide scholarship assistance for students, support faculty research, and fund a term professorship at the College.

Public policy program names new director

Sarah Stafford, professor of economics, public policy and law, will take the reins as director of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy this summer.

In search of Lady's Slippers

Biology professor Martha Case has spent her career researching this delicate, quirky orchid.

W&M's original Griffin set to graduate

Two years after President Taylor Reveley demanded, "Get me the Griffin," the student inside the mascot costume is being revealed -- and just in time for him to graduate.

TaskTracker wins at W&M's First Ever Hackathon

2 Guys 1 CPU (Pozulp and Schaff) won with what was voted the best overall app while SilverLight (Wang, Qi, and Xu) won with what was voted the most technologically interesting feature.

William & Mary unveils design of new Integrated Science Center

Members of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds of William & Mary's Board of Visitors were treated to an advance look at the Machine for Science and other features of Phase 3 of the College's Integrated Science Center.

Professor's retirement from VSO garners mayoral proclamation

William & Mary music faculty member John Lindberg received a surprise during his final performance with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra recently: a proclamation from the mayor of Norfolk thanking him for his near-half-century of service to the Hampton Roads music community.

Eric Jensen named Provost at Hamline University

Hamline University is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Eric R. Jensen as its provost. In this role, Jensen will serve as chief academic officer of the university, providing leadership through the establishment of academic priorities, the support of existing and the development of new innovative academic programs, and the supervision of our academic deans. He will be responsible for the undergraduate and graduate student experience. Jensen will begin his new duties as provost on July 1, 2012.

W&M Physics at Y.E.S. Science Night

At the Yorktown Elementary School Science Night W&M students and faculty impressed and amazed visitors with a variety of interactive demos organized by Prof. Irina Novikova and Prof. Wouter Deconinck, with the help of the Society of Physics Students.

STEM Outreach: Summer updates

Every summer since 1999, a number of high school biology teachers gather in the labs and classrooms of William & Mary’s Integrated Science Center to work with and discuss the latest advances in research with the College's biologists.

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Lindberg Honored

W&M Music Department Applied Faculty member, John Lindberg, was recently honored by the VA Symphony Orchestra and the City of Norfolk

Summer School 2012: Ethics and Intro to Philosophy

The philosophy department is offering two GER7 courses in each summer session this year: introduction to philosophy (201) and ethics (303). Sign up while you still can!

Rich Media in the Classroom (Podcast)

April Lawrence, William and Mary's Academic Technologist for the School of Education, met with Arthur Knight, Anne Charity-Hudley, and Sharon Zuber to discuss how they integrate sound and images into English, Film Studies, and Linguistic courses.

William & Mary opens Confucius Institute

The day-long celebration of events included a private tour of Rowe House, the home of the Confucius Institute at William & Mary, as well as a trip to the College Child Care Center to observe Mandarin language classes in action.

W&M-BNU Faculty Forum to focus on Confucian Classics

Faculty presenters include T.J. Cheng, Eric Han, Yanfang Tang, Emily Wilcox, Tomoko Connolly and Xin Wu, as well as eminent scholars from Beijing Normal University. Tuesday, April 17, beginning at 2 p.m.

Residency of Indian Musicians

On Monday April 23, at 8pm, the William and Mary Music of India Ensemble will perform its final concert of the year, with special guests Paul Livingstone (sitar) and Homnath Upadhyaya (tabla).

Dr. Katherine Preston Honored

Dr. Katherine Preston, David N. & Margaret C. Bottoms Professor of Music, was recently honored with a Plumeri Award

Recipients of Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence announced

First awarded in 2009, Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence have touched faculty and students in almost every corner of the campus, and now the College is announcing the 2012 honorees.

W&M Choir and Botetourt Chamber Singers International Tour 2011

The Choir of the College of William and Mary under the direction of Professor James Armstrong and the William and Mary Botetourt Chamber Singers conducted by Professor Jamie Bartlett went on their triennial International Tour in May of 2011, this time to Italy, Greece and Turkey.

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Latin American Studies congratulates to Professor Regina Root

Latin American Studies congratulates our own Professor Regina Root whose book Couture and Consensus: Fashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina (2010, University of Minnesota Press) was recently awarded the Whitaker's Prize by the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies. The honor was announced at a luncheon at its regional conference. Felicidades, Profesora Root!!!"

Creative Adaptation selections announced

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

Program Graduate to Receive Humanitarian Award

Susan Glisson (PhD 2000) is receiving the Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy Humanitarian Award at Jackson State University on April 20, 2012.

Reves Faculty Fellows announced

Funding supports faculty-student research and collaboration on internationally-focused, engaged scholarship.

Innovation Grant Awarded to Redesign Two Intro Courses

With support from the Creative Adaptation Fund, four Economics professors set their sights on improving two Economics icons, the Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics classes.

The Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy at the College of William & Mary Celebrates 25 Years!

The Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy has achieved much in the 25 years since its inception. Programs are really about people, however, and this occasion is a chance to celebrate the contributions of committed faculty, nurturing advisors and other friends of the Program, and talented students. Please join us in celebrating our first quarter-century of public policy education at the College of William and Mary.

1783: A day in the life of the College

This Saturday, the Sir Christopher Wren building is going back to the year 1783. Visitors will be able to see classes, activities and merriment in a living history event portraying the College of William & Mary right after the American Revolution.

Faces from the Past

Two long ago Americans bring us face to face with the past.

Dartmouth’s Katharine Conley named W&M Dean of Arts & Sciences

Katharine Conley, former Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Arts & Humanities at Dartmouth College and the school’s current Edward Tuck Professor of French and Comparative Literature, has been named the next Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at the College of William & Mary.

Ringing the neutrinophone

ON A normal day physicists from the MINERvA collaboration based at Fermilab, America’s main particle-physics facilty, near Chicago, study neutrinos in the hope of unlocking the mysteries of the universe. In their spare time, though, they decided to test an idea that is (slightly) more down to Earth.

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Society of Physics Students Tour of Jefferson Lab

On the Friday March 2, the last day before spring break, a group of thirteen William & Mary physics students visited the Jefferson Lab accelerator facility in a tour organized by the Society of Physics Students.

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2012 JSA Postdoctoral Research Grant Winner Takes Aim at Never-Before-Seen State of Matter

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 15 - Very few people can claim being the first to see a new state of matter. Sarah Phillips wants to join those select few. Today, Phillips got one step closer to that goal when she was named the recipient of the 2012 JSA Postdoctoral Research Grant at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.

Student, professors receive PBK awards

On Feb. 28, the Alpha of Virginia Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa presented awards recognizing the accomplishments of Allison Oldham '13 and Professors Robert Leventhal and Barbara Watkinson.

Key neutrino behavior observed at Daya Bay

An international team of physicists has reported the first set of observations detailing important behavior of neutrino oscillation, an accomplishment that is a necessary step to additional experiments intended to answer fundamental questions about the makeup of the universe.

Students head to DC to network with theatre alumni

This week, thanks to a new opportunity offered through the department, a group of William & Mary students will take steps to build their respective networks by meeting with alumni who are now working successfully in the world of theatre in Washington D.C.

Protein behavior might hold the key to synthetic silk

A trans-Atlantic collaboration of scientists has revealed the structure of a key protein of silk and discovered a previously unknown behavior of this protein: to self-organize into tiny fibrils a single molecule in diameter.

Kambis leads W&M into research agreement with USARIEM

Professor of Kinesiology and the Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine will work in conjunction to measure the performances of subjects 18-35 at the equivalent of 3,500 meters altitude.

WMCI's Chinese Culture Semester Kicks Off

On February 18, the William & Mary Confucius Institute (WMCI) formally unveiled the College’s Chinese Culture Semester with a parade, cultural dances and street performances in Merchant’s Square. The event was co-sponsored by the William & Mary 2012 Global Film Festival.

Ambitious Project Links Health Outcomes, Socioeconomic Data

Economics Professor John Parman has launched an ambitious project to trace socioeconomic and racial disparities in health outcomes over time. He hopes this new data source will ultimately help guide policy decisions.

2010 Graduate Offered Prestigious Position

Ella Diaz, who received her PhD in American Studies from William and Mary in 2010, has been offered a tenure-track position in English and Latino Studies from Cornell University.

CCB wants to hear from osprey watchers

Do you have an osprey nest in your neighborhood? If so, the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) wants to hear from you -- on a regular basis.

Pianist returns to W&M after world tour

After performing in places ranging from the Amazon Basin to New Zealand, celebrated pianist Anna Kijanowska will once again grace the College's stage Tuesday night to perform with the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra.

Father, son duo light 'Night of the Iguana'

Christopher and Jeremy Owens are putting their knowledge together to light William & Mary Theatre's upcoming production of Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana."

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SEMERU group has three research papers accepted for ICSE'12

It is rare for a research group to have more than two papers accepted for the research track in the same year for the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), but this year the SEMERU group at William & Mary had three research papers accepted for ICSE 2012.

Global Film Festival focuses on 'Film and the City'

The College of William and Mary's fifth annual Global Film Festival will feature films, musical performances, and guest filmmakers from around the world from Feb. 16-19.

Faculty Member's Album Reviewed

Brian Hulse, Associate Professor (Theory and Composition)recently had his album reviewed.

Two W&M Students Awarded Gilman Scholarships

Nicole McCauley ’13 and Johanna Hribal ’13 receive Gilman awards to study abroad in spring 2012.

A View from the Top

G. Paul Nardo '88 keeps Virginia's capitol together.

Classical Studies adds new archaeology track

One of the College’s original departments and oldest disciplines is adding something new. Starting in the fall of 2012, the Department of Classical Studies will add a majors track in Classical Archaeology to its current tracks in Greek, Latin, and Classical Civilization.