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.
Eight William & Mary undergraduates are engaged in a unique new research program led by VIMS that combines classroom experience with summer internships across the globe.
The William & Mary Choir and Botetourt Chamber Singers traveled through Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland May 13-27, performing American music as well as a piece commissioned just for them.
Site preparation is under way for the construction of the third phase of William & Mary's Integrated Science Center, a new building that will fill the space between the first two phases of the ISC.
The Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Professor of English and Africana Studies is one of 25 educators selected.
Four projects designed to improve the quality, scope and/or efficiency of programs at William & Mary were made possible this semester with support from the provost's Creative Adaptation Fund.
Two environmental initiatives at William & Mary received funding in the latest round of grants from the Virginia Environmental Endowment.
Charles "Chip" Esten Puskar '87, one of the stars of "Nashville," has been in show business for more than 25 years and has worked hard for his success.
A survey of 950 international relations (IR) scholars at U.S. universities finds that IR scholars oppose sending military assistance to Ukraine.
Fellows will be working in Mexico, Senegal, Timor-Leste, Nepal and Uganda, with 12 host organizations. Eight are current students or recent graduates from W&M.
Professor Gang Zhou was awarded a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Richard Palmer's online, interactive book presents a visual history of theatre.
The five-year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will promote evidence-based strategies to promote STEM education at the undergraduate level.
The W&M professor and the renowned poet had a relationship lasting almost 40 years.
Several Psychology students and faculty received awards this spring, and we couldn’t be prouder!
Ph.D. student Bo Wu and undergraduate student Aslyn Blohm receive the Park Award.
Computer Science is proud to announce that Professor Li has been selected as one of the 2014 Plumeri recipients.
W&M assistant professor of biology Harmony Dalgleish considers ways to restore the American chestnut to its pre-blight glory.
Taylor Hodge received the Kinesiology & Health Sciences' Major of the Year award at graduation for 2014.
The Virginia Shakespeare Festival's 2014 season will include productions of "Illyria" and "Julius Caesar."
Incorporating Werowocomoco into the National Park System would be a double boon, benefiting both Virginia tourism as well as scholarship, according to Martin Gallivan, the William & Mary archaeologist who led the excavation of the ancient site.
Physics Dept. Commencement ceremony is May 11 at 1:30 PM on the Small Hall Lawn
Dr. Fengyuan Xu received the 2013-14 Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Natural and Computational Sciences for his dissertation.
2014 Graduates Celebrate the End of an Era…and the Start of Something New
Mike Panciera had already helped a blind man navigate the perilous fantasy worlds of video games. It made sense that the next step would be to design a mobile app to help the blind find their way through the interiors of real buildings.
Ph.D. alumna Ningfang Mi (Assistant Professor at Northeastern University, Boston) received prestigious Air Force Young Investigator Award.
City officials have known for years that the state's monthly unemployment figures overstated unemployment in Williamsburg. Now, thanks to a study by students at the College of William and Mary, they know why.
On May 10th 2014 over 84 IR and 30 GS majors celebrated their graduation at PBK Hall. Congratulations Class of 2014!!!
The Future of Fusion Energy: How Just a Few Grams of Seawater Could Supply Megawatts of Energy
Several awards were presented to graduates, staff and faculty members during the 2014 William & Mary Commencement ceremony.
Ethan Roday and Aslyn Blohm are 2014 Phi Beta Kappa Initiates.
When students say goodbye to the campus for the summer, they often bid farewell to a good number of their belongings, too. Although many of these items have ended up in dumpsters in the past, a new, student-led initiative is working to reduce that waste this year.
On Sunday, Jess Benson '14 will complete the family tradition, graduating with the rest of the Class of 2014 while her family members – who all stood in her place once – cheer her on.
Research conducted on captive birds at William & Mary showed that reproductive success went down as the dosage of mercury increased.
Two William & Mary undergraduates will study in the United Kingdom this summer as part of the Fulbright Summer Institute, one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs in the world.
The research fellows identified emerging international security challenges and developed original policy suggestions.
A Hampton, Virginia, native, Terrence Mack will study in Germany this summer, continuing his goal of becoming a high school German teacher.
Hannah-Lee Grothaus '14 has been selected as the student speaker for the 2014 W&M Commencement ceremony.
William & Mary alumna and chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Jo White '70 made Time magazines list of the "100 Most Influential People."
Two William & Mary undergraduates will spend the summer conducting research at the laboratories of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva, Switzerland.
One of two clones of Isaac Newton’s original apple tree is already bearing a blossom.
The W&M chapter of STAND, along with Africana Studies and IPAX, hosted a day to remember Rwanda and to work against genocide in the rest of the world.
Particle Physicists Utilize Innovations in Neutrino Detection
Scott Nelson, W&M's Legum Professor of History, delivered the fifth installment of the Tack Faculty Lecture Series on April 17.
Biology students cop top honors in Cell/Molecular and Ecology/Organismal Biology
Public radio program features research of a William & Mary graduate student.
Physicists are still searching for dark matter—the universe’s missing puzzle piece
Neurodiversity Class Students Attend Conference at NIH
Carlos Rodríguez, a filmmaker with Television Serrana, is serving this year as the Swem Library Media Artist in Residence.
The Center for Conservation Biology has become part of an initiative to develop wind farms off Virginia’s coast.
This year's Altshuler Awards for summer research will help send two Anthropology students to Asia.
Programmers, coders, and techies of all kinds filled every nook and cranny of Swem Library March 29-30 as William & Mary hosted TribeHacks, the College's inaugural 24-hour hackathon.
The celebration was designed to not only bring attention to W&M's Hip-Hop Collection, but to highlight issues surrounding hip-hop culture and history.
Professor Rob Hinkle receives the Jennifer and Devin Murphy award which recognizes outstanding integration of faculty research with the teaching of undergraduate or graduate students.
The William & Mary Boswell Initiative will host its first symposium on April 12 in Andrews Hall, Room 101.
Austin "Gus" Deeds '14 was remembered as a brilliant young musician who was often seen with a banjo in his hand and a smile on his face as he played.
W&M AidData is one of 32 cornerstone partners on science- and technology-based approach to development.
A graduate student and two undergraduates are funded for summer research
An international leader in the field of neuroscience, one of the country's foremost legal thinkers on children's rights and family law, and an internationally renowned ethnomusicologist whose latest work focuses on the music of Oman are among this year's recipients of the Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence at William & Mary.
The Legum Professor of History will discuss America's history of financial disasters and why the facts conflict with the media version we've heard the last few years.
A new light harvesting “stained glass” could solve the world’s energy crisis while decreasing carbon emissions.
Many W&M Neuroscience majors attended the Central Virginia Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience conference at Virginia Commonwealth University on Friday, March 21, 2014.
Because these subatomic particles are so important on so many levels, there are many neutrino experiments going on and William & Mary physicists are involved in a number of them.
Evan Cunningham ’16, a music and philosophy major, and Shannon Callahan ’16, a participant in the St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme, have collaborated on a music and dance composition that will be performed during the annual On The Rocks Scottish Student Arts Festival in St Andrews April 4-13.
These images are just a tiny fraction of the photos the students have taken this semester. As Dr. Cristol notes, “It's truly amazing what these new cameras can do, even in cold, inexperienced hands!”
Meagan Victor and fourteen other Anthropology graduate students present at the 2014 Graduate Student Research Symposium
William & Mary's Reves Center for International Studies co-hosted an international conference held jointly in Williamsburg and Washington, D.C.
Dr. Zwollo’s recent discoveries about immune systems and homing behavior by salmon should improve sustainable aquaculture in Alaska.
The 13th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, a two-day, broadly themed academic conference designed to bring together graduate students in differing areas of study in the Arts & Sciences, will be held at the Sadler Center on the campus of William & Mary March 21-22.
State Department representative tells students they are essential participants in solving the world's many challenges.
The 13th annual installment of the Graduate Research Symposium will be held this Friday and Saturday 21/22 March in the Sadler Center. For a third year in a row, the Strikwerda award was won by a Biology student.
Six members of William & Mary’s Department of Music are set to welcome the new season with a faculty concert.
The Center for Conservation Biology has begun its 2014 flights to survey nesting bald eagles and Mitchell Byrd is once again in the co-pilot seat.
Overgrazing in the College Woods is dramatic, as nearly every green thing lower than 6 feet off the ground has been eaten.
"The biodiversity is massive in comparison to the East Coast, and finding/observing/learning about cool and interesting critters is what I love.”
The research of several William & Mary students who took the course "Out of the Shadows: Women of the Civil Rights Movement" is featured in a new exhibit at Swem Library titled “Peninsular Women: Making a Difference.”
Eleven-game "Jeopardy!" champion falls to Tribe alumna.
Undergraduate students who had conducted research in the past year presented posters and gave talks at the 20th Annual Science Research Symposium.
The foundation has awarded $240,000 for project to study the relationship between theory and practice of international relations.
“We got a couple remarks to the effect ‘UFOs do not exist’...I think more than a few folks were fearful the tracking equipment was some kind of a weapon…”"
W&M team first to measure and analyze the incredible properties of brown-recluse spider silk.
A survey of more than 900 International Relations (IR) scholars at U.S. universities finds a near consensus on a variety of foreign policy issues.
TribeHacks, the first-ever hackathon held at William & Mary, is set for March 29-30 in Swem Library.
The ensemble traveled to the Sultanate of Oman to learn more about Arab music, work with Omani music students and teachers, and perform three concerts, including one for the U.S. ambassador to Oman.
A well-known diplomat and commentator on Middle Eastern affairs, Prince Turki's lecture will address Saudi views on developments in the Middle East, particularly on the civil war in Syria and U.S. relations with Iran. Free and open to the public.
The William & Mary Lemon Project is preparing to host its fourth annual spring symposium, an event that continues to grow each year.
Research articles from 2013 are being published in 41 different journals ranging from A (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology) to Z (Zoology), and on subjects that span the diverse spectrum of research in biology at the College of William and Mary.
William & Mary is a campus proud of its strong sense of community. While that community spirit can be seen all around the university, one place where it is most visible is the Africana House in the Randolph Complex.
The Reves Center for International Studies has announced its 2014 faculty fellows: Paul Bhasin, Jennifer Kahn, Scott McCoy and Jeremy Stoddard.
Some 200 people gathered outside of Small Hall for a ceremonial planting of William & Mary’s Newton tree on Feb. 22.
Manna examines the relationship between governance choices and student outcomes.
Our congratulations to Rachel Faith '14 who has been awarded the 2014 National ACTR Post-Secondary Russian Scholar Laureate Award. Way to go, Rachel!
Anthro alum Robert Mann discusses his wide ranging career in forensic investigation.
Modern technology brings 19th-century Russia to light on the W&M stage.
This recurring feature highlights faculty members from the College of William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
Ashley Fidler was just named a recipient of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, one of 40 awarded in the United States. The Gates Scholarship will allow her to pursue an MPhil degree at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
Twenty-five students participated in the new W&M Washington Winter Seminar.
The campus conversation about the Sigma Chi email and the work being done in response to it continued at William & Mary on Saturday with a "teach-in" attended by more than 120 faculty, staff, administrators and students.
William & Mary's renowned pianist and piano instructor Anna Kijanowska is gearing up for a concert tour across China that will take place Mar. 1-17.
The Plumeri Award acknowledges those faculty exhibiting passion, vision, and leadership in their teaching, research and service to the College. Mark is all that, and then some!
The Board of Visitors discussed the new general education curriculum at a Feb. 6 meeting.
The Biology Department is proud to celebrate Dr. Williamson's tenure and promotion to Associate Professor
The Board of Visitors discussed the new general education curriculum at a Feb. 6 meeting.
Texas-Arlington student wins first prize for app that would provide citizens with government and private services. W&M student Michael Payne finished second.
Ellen Stofan '83, NASA's chief scientist, was on campus during the week before Charter Day.
Motion pictures from around the world showcase the dynamics of local, national and global film. This year's festival also honors W&M's Reves Center for International Studies.
Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) released a new infrastructure report prepared by W&M TJPPP students Sarah Beason, Irina Calos, and Meghan Stubblebine
The two organizations are partnering to explore an online course, a MOOC, on the American Revolution.
The result of the Parity-Violating Deep Inelastic Scattering (PVDIS) experiment was published in the Feb. 6 edition of Nature.
George Clooney's new movie "The Monuments Men" may only be based on a true story, but William & Mary was once home to real-life Monument Man Everett Parker Lesley, Jr.
William & Mary will soon be home to a living piece of one of the most well-known scientific legends: a descendant of Isaac Newton's apple tree.
The exhibit will run Feb. 8 - April 6, 2014 and will feature three well-known paintings by Caravaggio.
William & Mary will host the 2014 Weingartner Digital Citizenship Forum on Feb. 11, gathering experts from across the technology industry to explore how the Internet can affect government and political culture.
Renowned poets and biographers highlight exciting offerings, each open to the public.
Mendoza The Jew combines graphic depiction and historic research to chronicle the impact of an 18th century boxing champion on British pride, prejudices.
Representatives from more than 40 community agencies gathered at William & Mary on Monday to discuss the best practices for supporting pregnant, incarcerated women.
More than 200 students participated in service projects across the Williamsburg area in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lauded for mentoring student research, under Dickter’s supervision W&M students are co-authors on 16 papers that have been published or are currently under review.
In February, the great blue herons of the Chesapeake Bay region will begin their nest building or repair chores and their mating rituals—perhaps in a tree they've been sharing with bald eagles.
A central figure in the establishment of the black studies program and first associate chair of the English department, Jacquelyn McLendon has spent more than two decades positively influencing W&M, its students and faculty.
The Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy is one of the highest undergraduate prizes awarded at William & Mary.
The university’s Noyce Scholars Program received National Science Foundation funding for its second phase.
Laura Godwin '14 will receive the 2014 Monroe Prize at W&M's Charter Day ceremony.
The English Department is pleased to welcome our new Class of 1939 Artist in Residence, the distinguished poet and nonfiction writer Quincy Troupe. He will present a free public reading of his work on February 12, 2014, at 8 p.m. in the Tucker Theater
Senior wins prize in undergraduate competition with research on intracellular calcium channels in developing frogs.
Ceremony to celebrate the planting of a direct descendent of the apple tree that inspired Isaac Newton's theory of gravitation. The tree is a gift of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, propagated and donated by Bill Mackintosh.
Sixty professionals from seven interest groups spent a weekend developing research agendas for the coming year.
William & Mary alumna Suzette Kimball '73 has been nominated to lead the U.S. Geological Survey.
The College of William & Mary and the U.S. Army Training Doctrine Command continue internship and research collaborations.
Why Does College Cost So Much? by Robert B. Archiblad and David H. Feldman was chosen by Bill Gates as one the seven best books he read in 2013.
The weak force is, for laymen, the least known of the quartet of interactions that run the universe as we know it.
Each year, the Alumni Association recognizes five exceptional faculty members with the Alumni Fellowship Award.
Cornwallis sank as he died, making a couple of revolutions on his way down, finally ending belly up and flippers akimbo, making a sort of “whale angel” on the ocean bottom.
Sometimes people’s statements end like questions? It’s a habit called uptalk? You might find it annoying? If so, you’re not alone. Thomas Linneman, a sociologist at William & Mary, was so irritated by uptalk in his college classroom that he decided to study it. “More than we’d like to admit,” he says, “social science research projects are born out of pet peeves.” From his research, Linneman discovered uptalk is more than an irksome habit: It might serve to reinforce existing gender norms. Click the play button to read the remainder of this article and for 24 hours of uninterrupted access to Smithsonian magazine.
Assistant Professor Philip Roessler writes a guest post on the violence in South Sudan for The Monkey Cage
The Cartels: The Story of Mexico's Most Dangerous Criminal Organizations and Their Impact on U.S. Security
Are you still making fun of young women for talking like Valley Girls? Do you assume that because their statements end in a hesitant, rising quaver (“My name is Brittany?”) they are shallow, scattered or uncertain? Even that they sound — how to say this politely? is there any way? — intellectually your inferior? Seriously?
It's been another eventful and successful year for the alma mater of the nation.
Associate Professor of English Hermine Pinson discusses favorite Christmas music and memories of the season on the radio program, With Good Reason.
Professor Evgenia Smirni has been named a Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery, the premier professional organization for computer science.
Our very own Barbette Spaeth is the editor of the new Companion to Ancient Mediterranean Religions, just published by Cambridge University Press.
Thanks to a generous gift from the Christopher Wren Association, the Anthropology Department is the proud owner of a new binocular microscope.
At their Dec. 12 meeting, the Faculty of Arts & Sciences voted in favor of new general education requirements for the undergraduate program at the College of William & Mary.
This fall, students sat down with some of the women in science at W&M to create intellectual biographies on the professors, exploring how their gender has impacted their career paths and their continuing work today.
Tyler Brent '15 won a State Department scholarship out of high school, postponed enrolling at W&M and has found numerous opportunities available to him as a result.
The second round of Collaborative Grants have been awarded to three teams from William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School.
World statesman Nelson Mandela passed away Dec. 5, 2013. Associate Professor of History Robert T. Vinson discusses his legacy.
Patrick Jenkins '14 recently won top prizes in the James River Film Society's Short Film Competition.
Co-authored by Christine Mallinson, an associate professor at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, the book examines how educators and students communicate, as well as how students understand what is being communicated by authors who are commonly read in secondary English classrooms.
As a summer counselor at Camp Takodah in the woods of New Hampshire, Madeline Benjamin led a group of teenage girls in a non-traditional learning experience that she based off of the theory and thought of perhaps the ultimate camp counselor — Henry David Thoreau.
A Dec. 6 & 7 workshop at W&M, coordinated by undergraduate students in conjunction with the Veterans Writing Project, will help service members and their families share their stories.
Hype surrounding massive online courses known as MOOCs has consumed much of the e-learning conversation in higher education over the past several years.
Kristopher J. Preacher, a W&M Psychology Graduate (MA '98)Received Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contribution to Psychology
2 William & Mary Graduate Students won the AVS award during the 60th International AVS symposium
Dorothy Ibes, the newest Mellon environmental postdoctoral scholar, will teach a spring semester class in science communications, an experience that she hopes will bring some of those stories to light.
Graduate student awarded for work with bird and deer ecology.
Actor Michael Cera, director Sebastian Silva, web series creator Cristobal Ross come to W&M to kick off 2014 theme of Journeys and Passages.
William & Mary is one of just two universities piloting a new program for the U.S. State Department that will help policy makers address pressing world issues.
As the Philippines continue to deal with the impact of the massive storm that struck in early November, William & Mary is also continuing its efforts to support that recovery process, working on the W&M campus, in the halls of D.C. and in the streets of Cebu.
This weekend, 1,345 students representing nearly 60 high schools from across America will descend upon William & Mary’s campus for the 27th annual William & Mary High School Model United Nations Conference.
Congratulations to Professor Pamela Hunt who has has been named the 2013-2014 President, International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP).
Students from eight university labs, USAID staffers and international development leaders convened Nov. 16-18 to evaluate what they've done and where they're going.
On Nov. 22 at the Kimball Theatre, the W&M Global Film Festival will launch its 2014 theme “Journeys & Passages” with an evening of Chilean-American programming featuring special guests Chilean director Sebastián Silva and American actor Michael Cera.
Patrick Dillon '04 and Catherine Bloedorn appear in the 2013 Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education recently published a report on selective colleges and universities with the smallest gap between white and black students’ graduation rates, and William & Mary was shown to have the smallest gap of all public institutions on the list.
The William & Mary Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Paul Bhasin, has been busy rehearsing and recording sessions for the release of a new album through Centaur Records.
William & Mary Emeritus Professor William Starnes was recently honored with induction into the inaugural class of the Virginia Tech College of Science's Hall of Distinction.
Led by President Reveley, the delegation traveled to three cities, connected with alumni and discussed future ventures with prestigious Chinese universities.
A number of experimental course initiatives and departmental projects using technology and tools instructionally are underway across the university.
The world is now mobilizing to help the hundreds of thousands who were impacted by Typhoon Haiyan, and William & Mary is joining that effort, asking College's family to become "heroes" for the Filipino family.
Elizabeth Dabbs to win the Computer Science Department T-Shirt design contest 2013.
Traditional and Neo-Realism examples by acclaimed artist can be viewed near the second-floor lounge until Nov. 18.
The College of William & Mary has the highest percentage of undergraduates who participate in study abroad programs compared to any other public university in the United States, according to a report released by the Institute of International Education.
RPSS student Rachel Faith'14 was elected to become a member of Phi Beta Kappa. The induction ceremony will be held on December 5th, 2013 in the Wren Chapel.
Author Wilford Kale '66 believes he has found the first former William & Mary student killed in battle. His name: John Fenton Mercer.
William & Mary's Office of Economic Development has a new director. She will be on-campus January 2014.
First-ever W&M Sustainability Summit draws nearly 70 faculty, staff and students and generates ideas and partnerships.
Nalini Ambady graduated from William & Mary in 1985 with her master's degree and wnt on to become a well-known and successful social psychologist.
Local students are cropping up in William & Mary labs, performing research even before they've finished high school.
For more than 30 years, William & Mary students have mastered their skills on the piano, harpsichord and organ under the careful tutelage of Applied Music Professor Thomas Marshall. But when Marshall received an invitation to perform at a concert honoring the retirement of the organist who helped form him into the musician he is today, it was his turn to show his mentor what he had learned.
The William and Mary Wren Masters receive a Virginia Commission for the Arts grant in 2013.
Senior tennis player John Banks is the recipient of the 2013 Usry Award, presented to the varsity letter-winner with the highest grade point average at the end of his or her junior year.
Steinberg's presentation was the fourth installment of William & Mary's Tack Faculty Lecture Series, and the first by a professor in W&M's Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
AidData 3.0, unveiled in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 29, features an expanded set of development finance flows.
The modern dance piece will be performed as part of W&M's annual DANCEVENT concert, opening Oct. 31. This is the first time that "The Word" has been reconstructed outside of the Paul Taylor Dance Company since it premiered in 1998.
Members of the William & Mary community were treated to a lesson in improvisation and jazz last week courtesy of professional drummer and vibraphonist Chuck Redd.
More recent graduates of William & Mary received Fulbright U.S. student grants this year than the graduates of any other college or university in Virginia, according to a list of top-producing Fulbright institutions published by the Chronicle for Higher Education today.
Finalists and a winner in the Arts & Sciences 2013 Student Art Contest have been announced by the Dean's Office.
William & Mary math student Robert Torrence is shedding some light on a decades-old game that continues to puzzle thousands each year.
William & Mary Chancellor and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates '65, L.H.D. '98 will donate his personal papers to his undergraduate alma mater, the university announced today.
William & Mary had more graduates enter service careers over the first decade of the new millennium than any other national university, according to a recent report by the Aspen Institute and Washington Monthly.
Richmond-based gospel group The Ingramettes visited William & Mary on Friday to speak to a "Worlds of Music" class and perform as part of the Ewell Concert Series.
William & Mary's mathematicians are taking data analysis to a new extreme — and they're looking for students to join them.
A dozen high-level Latin American military officers are on trial in Argentina for their role in Operation Condor, and William & Mary students have been assisting with the prosecution.
World-renowned figurative painter Jerome Witkin critiqued undergraduate art during a master class at William & Mary.
On the eve of a possible debt ceiling crisis, William & Mary Economist Till Schreiber discusses the possible impacts.
William & Mary's physics department will host its the annual PhysicsFest event on Oct. 26.
John Parman wins the Larry Neal Prize 2013 for best article in Explorations in Economic History
Each semester, a lucky few students go below and beyond the rest by diving into the William & Mary's scuba course.
PIPS student interns excel at training and Doctrine Command’s Unified Quest:Deep Futures War Game.
Show featuring King's research on how animals grieve will air for a week beginning Oct. 12.
One of the first Ph.D.s from William & Mary's applied science program will be on ABC's show "Shark Tank" on Friday.
Ashley Varner's video won the Council of Public Relations Firms' "Take Flight with PR" video contest.
The Fall 2013 winners of the Annual Alumni Association awards were honored at a banquet at the William & Mary Alumni House on Thursday September 19. Patricia Vahle, Associate Professor of Physics was one of the recipients of the 2013 Alumni Fellowship Award.
Professor John Oakley has recently published "The Greek Vase: Art of the Storyteller."
When Erin Spencer, an ecology major and marine science minor, began to brainstorm ideas for a senior honors thesis, she knew immediately that she wanted to study lionfish.
Harvard Professor presents: "Follies and #@!%-Ups: Why US Foreign Policy Keeps Failing." When the Cold War ended, the United States was in a remarkable position of primacy and on good terms with most of the world's major powers. Yet its foreign policy record since then is mostly one of disappointments and sometimes costly failures. These difficulties are partly due to America's structural position in the international system, but they also reflect a number of deeper problems in America's entire foreign policy establishment.
Dressed as Charles Darwin and armed with an erupting bottle of "science juice," Dan Cristol scored a victory for the natural and computational sciences on Wednesday night.
Round two of the EVMS/W&M Collaborative Grant program is now open to all full-time faculty at William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School.
A reading in memory of Seamus Heaney, a friend of many at the university, was held one month after the poet's death.
One of the nation’s most well-known and influential neurodiversity advocates is bringing his expertise and counsel to William & Mary this academic year.
ITPIR and AidData host an open house at their new headquarters on Scotland Street. Guests are wowed with the volume, caliber of work being done.
Glenn Close '74 participated in this year's Arts & Entertainment Festival at William & Mary, engaging fellow alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members in a Q&A session.
W&M alumna Glenn Close '74 returned to W&M last weekend with her husband, David Shaw, to receive the Cheek Award and participate in a series of other events.
Law students and faculty might recognize a familiar face on-stage this weekend in William & Mary’s production of "Dancing at Lughnasa."
The William & Mary department of art & art history presents Distinguished Lecture Series speaker Jerome Witkin on Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. in Andrews Hall Room 101. The event is free and open.
William & Mary Alumni Corey D.B. Walker will speak on October 18th on “The Challenge of Blackness”: Africana Studies and the Imagination of Matter.
Our first Athens-Nafplio trip was a huge success! This past summer, Professor Hutton and ten W&M students traveled all over Greece and uncovered the secrets of its ancient and modern past.
Jon Allen had been experiencing "intermittent rough areas" that he could feel with his tongue. Allen, whose specialty is invertebrate biology, suspected that he might have been harboring an unwanted invertebrate guest.
Murray House on Chandler Court, donated to the College by Jim J.D. '74, LL.D. '00 and Bruce Murray, will enable the 1693 Scholars Program to continue to reach its full potential.
"The Early Modern Atlantic World in a Global Context"
This morning, award-winning actress and W&M alumna Glenn Close '74 got an unexpected look back at her time at the university when she was presented with three costumes that she wore as a theatre student here.
Anna Martin, vice president of administration, unveiled the revamped site plan for W&M’s Arts Quarter during the Board of Visitors meeting Thursday morning.
Mellon Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor Leslie Waters has just been awarded the "Radomir Luza Prize for Best Dissertation"
Modern Languages and Literatures professor received the Order of the Discoverers from Sigma Delta Pi, a national Hispanic honor society, on Sept. 12.
The Raft Debate, a much beloved William and Mary tradition, will be held in the Sadler Center's Commonwealth Auditorium on Oct. 2.
The Department of English and Patrick Hayes Writers' Series are sponsoring an event in which the audience is invited to participate in reading Heaney's work.
Kathryn Babayan, Associate Professor of Iranian History and Culture, University of Michigan, presents the 2013 Boswell Lecture. Reception to follow in the Tyler Garden.
Tyehimba Jess will offer readings and sign books on Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m. at Tucker Hall.
The William and Mary Psychology Department would like to welcome back Professor Peter Vishton after 3 years working as program director at the National Science Federation in Washington, DC.
William and Mary Alumnus Martie G. Haselton, Ph.D., professor in the departments of Psychology, Communication Studies, and Institute for Society and Genetics at UCLA, will give a talk at 3:00 PM on Friday, October 25 in Andrews Hall, Room 101.
The traditional celebration, held on Sept. 18 at the Sadler Center, dazzled a large crowd with food, arts and crafts and other exhibits.
The concert will be given in memory of William DeFotis, a William & Mary composer and conductor who passed away in 2003 at the age of 49 from multiple sclerosis.
Dr. Jaws—better known as Zach Nicholls ’14—combined his scientific know-how and artistic bent to write a book on sharks unlike anything you've read before.
The director of Pittsburgh's Hiawatha Project is folding pieces of History Professor Scott Nelson's 2006 book into its 2014 production.
Chemistry Professor Kristin Wustholz has been appointed as the Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer and Coco Faculty Fellow.
Adjunct Associate Professor Heather Huyck, students and volunteers are near the end of their examination of 31 boxes of documents detailing the life of pioneering black activist and entrepreneur.
The deaths of two whimbrels led to the recent adoption of legislative and voluntary measures to protect the migratory shorebird population.
W&M took part in a nationwide effort Sunday night to remember four young girls who died 50 years ago in the Birmingham church bombing.
Historic building restoration and preservation specialist Peter Post contributed his 18th century brick working expertise to the Brafferton renovation project.
John Delos has been working on ways to use algorithms to improve NICU monitoring with a team that includes researchers from the University of Virginia and the UVA Health system.
Kathleen Jenkins worked on researching the relationship between adult children and parents who travel the Camino together. Along the way, she said the Camino allowed for deep discussions among pilgrims.
Renovation work on Tucker Hall has been completed. Many improvements are already apparent to faculty and students settling into the new space.
Approximately 70 women have received help from the William & Mary Healthy Beginnings Project over the last year. The project aims to provide nutritional support and counseling to incarcerated, pregnant women, and its founders are already seeing positive results.
A wetland ecosystems class caught turtles on Sept. 4 as part of part of a larger initiative. The Ecological Research as Education Network includes turtle censuses from 25 other schools in the United States.
The Department is pleased to announce that three new members have joined our ranks. Robin McCall, Ryan McConnell, and Rob Nichols have all begun to teach at W&M this fall.
Yancey Strickler '00, a W&M alumnus and one of the founders of the popular "crowdfunding" website Kickstarter, spoke with students and faculty on Friday afternoon.
DJ Red Alert and DJ Bee shared their stories recently with American Studies students.
Kinesiology and Health Sciences professor and six undergraduates spent the summer on a variety of child nutrition projects in Uganda, Malawi and Tanzania.
National Public Radio's Elizabeth Shogren came to the right place to do a story on the resurgence of bald eagles.
Working as a group, Eileen Ablondi, Catherine Acio, Emma McGregor, Caitlin Paisley and Cheyenne Williams not only finished the sequencing of the complete genome of a human bacterial pathogen, but they also attempted RNA-Seq—a technique that sequences expressed genes—on samples from the developing nervous system of a species of frog commonly used in lab experiments.
Relying on data collected in the Teaching, Research, and International Policy project, government alums and current PhD students Maliniak and Powers (along with their co-author Barbara Walter) examine gender differences in citation and publication patterns.
William & Mary physicist Marc Sher will take a year's leave of absence to join the National Science Foundation as a temporary program director — also known as a "rotator."
The beginning of the academic year is just days away, and William & Mary's calendar is already filling with events. Among those are multiple concerts, exhibitions and performances. Here is a look at some of the arts-related events at William & Mary coming up in the fall semester.
Exhibition opens in conjunction with campus visit by Glenn Close and husband, David Shaw, to receive William & Mary's 2013 Cheek Award.
Students in the 2013 William & Mary summer study abroad program in Barbados uncovered artifacts and architectural evidence at the St. Nicholas Abbey sugar plantation.
Selected from more than 100 applicants, three W&M students participated in the prestigious Governor's Fellows Program in Richmond, Va., this summer.
Music professor Harris Simon and English professor Hermine Pinson have collaborated for 15 years to create a distinctive sound.
The university has already seen the arrival of its newest graduate students, and the undergraduates are not far behind with move-in day on Aug. 23 and classes starting Aug. 28.
Ten research projects involving faculty at William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School will each receive $10,000 in funding as part of a program to foster collaboration between researchers at the two institutions.
Executive assistant to the dean of Arts & Sciences Trina Garrison, with help from Lydia Whitaker and Rosie Fox of Applied Science, has collected 6,750 pairs of shoes -- nearly 1,000 from W&M. They'll be sent to developing countries for rehab and re-sale.
Thirteen recent William & Mary graduates have been awarded Fulbright U.S. student grants, tying an institutional record set in 2010
Brent Kaup recently published a book, "Market Justice: Political Economic Struggle in Bolivia," about the country's shift from neoliberal to counter-neoliberal policies and the groups that have influenced those changes.
Allison Biggs '06 returned to campus last week to address AidData students and faculty about her position with ONE and to reflect on how W&M prepared her.
The archaeological field school returned to Brown Hall this summer and found a pit that predates the founding of Williamsburg.
A team of William & Mary researchers have recently published a study exploring the relationship between situational factors and how people perceive homosexual couples.
The U.S. Senate confirmed William & Mary alumnus James B. Comey '82 today as the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
William & Mary alumna Ellen Stofan '83 will be NASA's chief scientist.
There are more bald eagles than ever nesting along the James River—and it's likely that the population is getting close to the saturation point.
Gunn, who has spent the last decade and a half producing documentaries and unscripted television, will speak at the university’s Opening Convocation Ceremony on Aug. 28 at 5:15 p.m.
Philosophy professor Alan Goldman considers the interpretation of literature.
Hao Han and Nan Zheng recently received the Stephen K. Park Graduate Research Award to recognize their contributions to electronic efficiency and network security.
Dozens of geoscience instructors across the nation gathered at William & Mary recently to discuss ways to enhance student success in earth-science programs at America’s two-year colleges.
Cindy Hahamovitch, professor of history, will be featured on the radio program "With Good Reason" the week of July 20-26.
The high heat and humidity of summer in Williamsburg has done little to slow the pace of the William & Mary Confucius Institute.
Two William & Mary faculty members were singled out for excellence by the website Affordable Colleges Online.
Two senior representatives of the National Police of the Democratic Republic of Congo visited the William & Mary campus on Thursday to meet with Psychology Professor Harvey Langholtz.
The film rights to adjunct professor of psychology Will McIntosh's not-yet published science fiction novel Defenders have been purchased by Warner Brothers, which hopes to turn it into a movie.
Collecting tick specimens is nasty work, but Joanna Weeks '13 nonetheless based her William & Mary senior honors project on Amblyomma americanum, known as the lone star tick.
Zohra Beben, previously a visiting Asst. Professor in the Anthropology Dept, has been named Mellon Faculty Fellow in the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program here at the College.
Professor Emeritus Peter Derks tells the International Society for Humor Studies Conference at W&M that there is no difference between the subjects of colonial-era humor and what we poke fun at today.
The Park Undergraduate Scholarship Award is presented annually at the Department of Computer Science Diploma Ceremony & Reception to at least one student earning a B.S. in Computer Science at William & Mary.
The award goes to the best book published in the preceding year dealing with the French colonial experience from the 16th century to 1848.
Malcom Gethers wins the Arts & Sciences Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Natural and Computational Sciences.
Jesse Laeuchli is a recipient of a National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowship, which supports graduate students in science, mathematics, and engineering.
Matthew Blum and Michael Wagner are Fall 2012 Phi Beta Kappa Initiates; Jonathan Lehman and Taylor Nelms joined them as Spring 2013 Initiates.
William & Mary's position as a national leader in the field of service was reaffirmed this week as the university participated in the 21st Century National Service Summit in Aspen, Colo.
Mingzhou Zhou is the recipient of a Research Fellowship from the IBM Center for Advanced Studies (CAS).
Award-winning actress and William & Mary alumna Glenn Close ’74 and her biotech entrepreneur husband, David Shaw, will receive the university’s 2013 Cheek Medal Award for their monumental contributions to the arts.
Getting shot, stabbed, and blown up might not sound like much fun, but for Yuri Lowenthal ’93, it's just another day at the office.
Denys Poshyvanyk has been selected to receive a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation.
Professors Jennifer Bickham Mendez and Robert Sanchez help students understand the nuances of immigration policies.
One point was made over and over again at the June 21 ceremonial signing of a conservation easement to protect Werowocomoco: American history did not begin with the 1607 landing of the Jamestown settlers.
William & Mary will see humor scholars from around the world converge on its brick pathways next week as it hosts the 25th annual International Society for Humor Studies Conference July 2-6.
Prof. Harris continued his research on the physiological demands of walking the Camino de Santiago after completing the Camino Ingles with other William & Mary faculty and students.
J.C. Poutsma has been named English-Stonehouse Professor
Two Arts & Sciences faculty members were recently recognized for their service to their colleagues and the College.
Two faculty members have been recognized with the Arts & Sciences award for teaching excellence.
Professor Paul Heideman is the 2013 Advisor of the Year.
A summary of field-work courses offered by visiting professor Linda Lanz.