Two Arts & Sciences faculty members were recently recognized for their service to their colleagues and the College.
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.
This recurring feature highlights faculty members from the College of William & Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
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.
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 and 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.
President Barack Obama nominated William & Mary alumnus James B. Comey ’82 Friday to become the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Deborah Morse is doing all she can to see that her passion for the works of Victorian author Anthony Trollope rubs off on educators.
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.
The site of Werowocomoco, Powhatan’s capital city during the early years of the Jamestown Colony, will be preserved from development or disturbance.
The 2011 loss of two whimbrels included in the Center for Conservation Biology’s tracking project to hunters near Port-Louis, Guadeloupe, was a watershed event for shorebird scientists, forcing them to consider the real possibility that hunting within the West Indies and the northern coast of South America may be playing a significant role in observed population declines.
The Virginia Shakespeare Festival, recently honored by the Virginia General Assembly as the Commonwealth's official Shakespeare festival, will begin its 35th anniversary season on June 20.
Professor Joshua Gert taught the philosophy of color for the first time last semester.
Mike Tierney joined co-author Chris Marcoux of DePauw University in presenting their paper "Environmental and Climate Finance in a New World" to scholars, aid practitioners and policymakers in Stockholm, Sweden.
J.C. Poutsma has been named English-Stonehouse Professor
William Ivey Long '69 won for the sixth time for his costume design on "Cinderella."
The "Beat the Record" challenge was initiated in 2011 to rally unprecedented philanthropic support among alumni for William & Mary by the end of each fiscal year on June 30.
Her work in the Cohen Career Center challenging and rewarding.
An innovative teaching space and a new, design-thinking module in the business school seeks to help students develop their creative flexibility.
The Teaching, Research and International Policy project [TRIP] of the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations welcomed a group of scholars from around the globe to explore the state of international relations.
Hans von Baeyer says that we all can stop worrying about Schrödinger's Cat. Science's most famous imaginary feline may indeed be dead—or perhaps it's alive. But it is certainly not both.
What could possibly be a follow-up to a group of freshmen discovering a new form of life and finding new genes in its genome? Having that same group continue their research in a new investigation of bacteriophage proteomics.
The five-day program held in Washington, D.C, offered students a chance to learn basic business principles from industry experts while also tackling case studies, networking with alumni and learning about career opportunities.
Ms. Elana Urbach, a rising William and Mary Senior, was a recipient of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) Top Leadership Scholarship for 2013
Justin Reid '09 works as associate director of museum operations at the Moton Museum in Farmville, Va. A National Historic Landmark since 1998, it remains one of the most important sites of the modern civil rights struggle.
The two professors are the eighth and ninth W&M faculty members chosen.
Meet the Class of 2013!
This year many Psychology faculty and students have been recognized by our department, the College, and the broader academic community by receiving several awards and fellowships. We congratulate them for their dedication and accomplishments!
Despite the foreboding weather forecast for the weekend, the sun shone for over 150 graduates of the Psychology Department who received degrees in Psychology and Interdisciplinary Neuroscience on May 12, 2013.
Commencement 2013 photos
Charlie Maloney's class on sustainability and agriculture gives students theoretical and practical knowledge.
Researchers are no longer in the dark about when criminals are most likely to attack.
Faculty and staff from William & Mary joined their counterparts from Eastern Virginia Medical School Tuesday to discuss what might be the most fruitful areas for collaborative research.
Rebecka Hoffman received the Kinesiology and Health Sciences "Major of the Year" award at the 2013 graduation in Adair Hall.
The scholarships and fellowships are designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with resources to acquire language skills and experience in countries critical to the future security and stability of the U.S.
On February 5, 2013, the faculty of Arts & Sciences voted unanimously in support of a change of name for the Women's Studies Program.
Faculty, family and friends celebrated William and Mary's Neuroscience Graduates at the Reception in May.
Several awards are presented annually to graduates, staff and faculty members during the William & Mary Commencement ceremony. Below is a list of the awards that were presented during this year's ceremony on May 12.
Congratulations to Lirsen Myrtaj who won an Honorable Mention at the Fourteenth Annual ACTR NATIONAL Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest. This year they had 946 contestants from 47 universities.
W&M's long-time professor of English and Medieval Studies is also author of the novel "The Heater."
Spring is in full bloom in William and Mary's biology labs, with more than 350 undergraduate students spawning marine invertebrates.
The selection committee has awarded the 2013 Dobro Slovo Scholarship to Taylor Lain. The Dobro Slovo Scholarship was established in 2005. The Scholarship is funded by the donations of Russian alumni and faculty and is intended for students studying on the W & M Summer Study Abroad Program in St. Petersburg.
Kristine Mosuela has been selected for a Fulbright U.S. Student award for 2013-2014 to Mongolia.
Physics Dept. Commencement ceremony is May 12 at 2:30 PM on the Small Hall Lawn
AidData's latest database made news around the globe.
Historian Lu Ann Homza took five students to Pamplona, Spain over spring break to study handwritten manuscripts of court cases from the 1600s.
General Robert W. Cone, commander of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, will speak at this weekend's commissioning ceremony for nine W&M students.
Jack Cooper, MPP '14, is the first recipient of the Brenna Jean Vorhis Summer Internship Award.
Joel Levine will present a set of 22 student-authored proposals for Martian landing site explorations on May 7 at the international Humans 2 Mars Summit at George Washington University.
Members of W&M's Student Partnership for International Medical Aid team (SPIMA) and AidData teams spent a weekend in St. Louis with the former President and experts in five global initiatives.
Elizabeth Scott '14 won the prize for student activism, and Nicole Chanduvi '15, Alexander Lott '14, Jordan Taffet '16, Suzy Ziaii '15, and Sarah Overton '14 all won Carol Woody Internship Awards.
Brett Evans has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study Classics at the University of Bristol, UK.
As a child, Sarah Glaser dreamed of working in Africa. In studying the fishing of Lake Victoria, Glaser made her dream come true.
Former ambassador to the United Nations spoke about negotiation strategy with Iran at the university’s inaugural intercollegiate Model United Nations conference.
Chuck Bailey spoke April 17 on "Finding Faults in Old Virginia," the most recent installment in William & Mary's Tack Faculty Lecture Series.
AidData released a database April 29 that tracks China's financial commitment to development in Africa.
William & Mary Professors John Swaddle and Stuart Hamilton have begun accepting applications for the College's new certificate program in Geographic Information Science for summer 2013.
Education Governance for the Twenty-First Century, co-edited by Manna and Patrick McGuinn, associate professor of political science at Drew University, brings together writings from a wide range of authors, including scholars, think tank analysts, and policymakers working on the ground to formulate and implement education policy.
Congratulations to Rianna Jansen who just learned that she has been awarded the prestigious Boren Scholarship to study in Vladimir, Russia next year!
On April 22nd, 5 students and the Russian House Tutor, Victoria, were inducted into Dobro Slovo, the National Slavic Honor Society. Congratulations to them on this honor!
Associate professor of English has served as assistant to former President Tim Sullivan, director of the Writing Resource Center, president of Faculty Assembly and faculty director of joint degree program with St Andrews.
Commons Dining Hall attendant finds joy in her work and passes that feeling on to everyone she meets.
Elizabeth Atkins ’13 was born in Saudi Arabia, and finally made it back to the Middle East through an Arabic language study abroad program in Jordan.
Anne Norrick is awarded the 2012 Rolf G. Winter Teaching Award
The Schroeder Center is pleased to announce the recipients of its inaugural Health Policy Awards for Student Scholarship program. Based on their exceptional memos, this year’s student Health Policy Award winners are Ryan Buckland, Irina Calos, Amber Will, and Jordan Bowman.
Meredith Dost, a Public Policy major and member of the class of 2013, has won Texas A&M University’s 2013 Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research in Latino Politics.
The thing that looks like someone tossed a dirty mattress into the upper reaches of the Crim Dell pond is actually a floating artificial wetland, designed to help clean excess nitrogen from the water of the campus landmark.
Archaeologist Ed Chappell has volunteered hundreds of hours helping to preserve the College's Ancient Campus.
College hosts Signature Conference of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, draws distinguished speakers and capacity crowds.
William "Bill" Starnes, Gottwald Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, at William & Mary, will deliver the commencement address at Union College's 2013 commencement ceremony.
Keynote address presented by a faculty member in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College.
Rick Gressard, president of the Faculty Assembly, presented preliminary results of the faculty survey to the William & Mary Board of Visitors on Thursday.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors today unanimously elected alumnus Todd A. Stottlemyer '85 as William & Mary’s next rector.
Associate professor of History is the third W&M professor in the last seven years to win the Organization of American Historians' prestigious prize.
The 2013 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Society for Developmental Biology is being held at William & Mary's Integrated Science Center April 19-21.
Despite being an outstanding student at William & Mary, student commencement speaker Devin Braun believes that standing out may not always be the best way to accomplish goals.
Francis Tanglaos-Aguas he has sought to make the W&M theatre production of "Sitayana" a collaborative effort between faculty and students.
Students and awards. Andrew Andell and Matthew Levey (RPSS Excellence Award) Alex McGrath (ACTR National Russian Scholar Laureate Award and Russian Program Book Award).
Two faculty members have been recognized with the Arts & Sciences award for teaching excellence.
The gift will benefit athletic scholarships, stadium renovations and other needs.
Scott Owen, owner and manager of The Daily Grind, devotes his day creating an environment that brings people to his coffeehouse.
Andreas Stathopoulos is one of 20 W&M faculty members to receive a 2013 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence.
This spring, the Schroeder Center awarded its first set of Small Grants Program awards to four faculty members for research in health policy. The new program will increase support for faculty-led health policy research projects at William & Mary, an important objective of the Schroeder Center for Health Policy.
Chuck Bailey, professor and chair of geology, will give William & Mary's Tack Faculty Lecture on April 17.
Steve Kistulentz ’91 and Rebecca Lindenberg ’00 will read from their new books of poetry on April 11. Student literary awards will be announced the next day.
More than 25,000 visitors have made the pilgrimage to Williamsburg to view the Michelangelo exhibition. A few days remain to view two groundbreaking exhibitions, on display this week through Sunday.
On April 19, Special Collections will launch the William & Mary Hip-Hop Collection, the most comprehensive collection of its kind devoted to chronicling Virginia’s hip-hop past.
A lawyer called to testify before U.S. House members, a political scientist whose research with a student led to the development of a prominent Web-accessible database on foreign aid and a chemist who garnered national attention for success in developing young women scientists are among this year’s recipients of the Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence at William & Mary.
Chris Monahan is the recipient of the 2013 JSA Postdoctoral Research Grant at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, which will provide $11,000 for his research.
Barbara J. King's new book, "How Animals Grieve," is a multi-species examination of loss, love and mourning that challenges prevailing notions that grief is an emotion experienced only by humans, and modern humans, at that.
Katherine Arcement '13 achieves a rare distinction for a student: inclusion in the world-famous London Review of Books.
Jennifer Putzi's edition of the letters of novelist, journalist and poet Elizabeth Stoddard has just been published.
Professor Stephanie McCurry will talk about organizing research, thinking through arguments, and crafting the big book.
"I’ve eagerly followed the direction that the science has taken me."
On Saturday, William & Mary students had the opportunity to listen to other members of their "historically innovative" university talk about ideas that are shaping the future.
As it prepares for its 35th season, the Virginia Shakespeare Festival has something new to celebrate: an official designation as the Shakespeare festival of the Commonwealth.
William & Mary’s Commonwealth Center for Energy and the Environment has launched its first round of projects, which have an emphasis on the effects of the rise of sea level.
On Monday, March 25, a group of students in Professor Michael Tierney’s GOV 325 International Relations course met at the United Nations headquarters in New York for a day of tours and briefings.
Timothy Costelloe, an associate professor of philosophy at William & Mary, has edited a volume of original essays written by a variety of scholars from different disciplines, each of which considers the nature of the sublime, that transcendent aesthetic experience that philosophers and other writers have discussed at least since the third century AD.
More than 60 William & Mary students attended "What You Do Matters Collegiate," a leadership summit on hate speech, which sought to answer the question: "How can we create environments where hate cannot flourish?"
While most of us like to think we have a good sense of humor and enjoy the occasional joke, few of us have thought about the functional significance of humor, and its role in our society; that is until they enroll in Professor Larry Ventis's Psychology of Humor class at William & Mary.
Psychology students presented their research at the College of William and Mary's Undergraduate Research Science Symposium and Graduate Research Symposium.
The interest in cross cultural research and service aligns with the College’s strategic goal of increasing emphasis on globalization and internationalization.
A socially-minded concept created by student Pat Austria hopes to improve disaster management and make a positive change for those living in the Philippines.
Alex McGrath has been selected to receive the Post Secondary Russian Scholar Laureate Award! Organized under the auspices of ACTR (the American Council of Teachers of Russian), this national award seeks to provide recognition for the best Russian Studies senior students nationwide--those students who best embody an enthusiasm for and love of things Russian.
Dr. Paul Kieffaber discusses his research interests and current research with his students at the College of William and Mary.
On Friday and Saturday, the Lemon Project hosted its third annual spring symposium, which was dedicated to Bob Engs' memory.
Three W&M professors have been helping the members of the Orchesis dance company prepare for their spring concert, "An Evening of Dance."
"Finding Faults in Old Virginia" is the third lecture in the Tack Faculty Lecture Series.
The Latin American Student Union announces its Awareness Week, a series of events organized around the theme, "Celebrating Identity." Please see below for a schedule of events. We hope you can join LASU in celebration of this week of activities featuring Latino/a identity.
His books have sold three million copies and been translated into more than 20 languages.
It turns out that the Higgs boson looks exactly like Marc Sher always said it would, and now he's a little bummed.
Connor Smith ’14, grew up in a family committed to foreign affairs. Now he is organizing W&M’s first intercollegiate Model United Nations (MUN) conference.
On Thursday, March 21st, Professor Irina Paperno (U. of California) will be giving a talk entitled, ”How We Used to Live: Survivors of the Soviet regime.” The talk will be held in Wash 201, from 5 – 6 pm. Here is a brief description: Since the collapse of communism, there has been an outpouring of personal documents about life under the Soviet regime. The talk discusses such stories of the Soviet experiences–memoirs, diaries, blogs, and recorded dreams–and suggests ways of seeing them as a cultural trend.
William & Mary's 12th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, a two-day, broadly themed academic conference designed to bring together graduate students in differing areas of study in the Arts & Sciences, will be held at the Sadler Center March 22-23.
Anthropology Chair Kathleen Bragdon works with New England Indians to renew tribal lands.
The Reves Center for International Studies has announced its 2013 faculty fellows.
U.S. News ranked William & Mary's graduate programs in education, law, business and U.S. colonial history among the best in the nation.
A recent study by William & Mary psychologists tests how people are strongly, unconsciously influenced by someone's appearance.
Five-year project by W&M's Chancellor Professor of English Terry Meyers results in a free digital volume of some of the work of Sidney A. Alexander.
For the second year, the Center for Conservation Biology is sounding the call to OspreyWatchers throughout the world to record and share their observations with a growing online community of global citizens that are linked by an interest in osprey biology and a concern for aquatic environments.
Alice Kassens '98 awarded the John S. Shannon Professorship in Economics
The Eastern Golden Eagle Working Group has received the Wings Across the Americas Award issued by the U.S. Forest Service.
Government Professor John Gilmour discusses the 2013 sequestration battle.
The William & Mary Lemon Project will host its third annual spring symposium March 15-16, focusing on the theme of "Campus & Communities: The African-American Experience along the Peninsula."
Scholars from around the world will discuss the geopolitics, science and technology, trade, culture and history of the Indian Ocean Basin.
Scholars from around the world will discuss the geopolitics, science and technology, trade, culture and history of the Indian Ocean Basin.
Eight students investigate topics from social media in elections to still-vivid perceptions of Che Guevarra.
The nexus of science and development has immense potential for solving international development's greatest challenges, and William & Mary students have the opportunity to be at the forefront of that movement, Alex Dehgan told students and faculty on Feb. 11.
Students and faculty who visited the Reves Center last Thursday had the opportunity to expand their musical horizons at a master class given by sarod master Irfan Khan.
Two William & Mary professors are featured on the radio program With Good Reason this week.
Researchers with the Reform Incentives Project at the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations have released an independent report investigating the U.S. government's Millennium Challenge Corporation's (MCC's) impact on reform efforts in developing countries.
Ambassador Elin Suleymanov spoke with faculty, staff and students about Azerbaijan's unique place on the world stage.
This time of year, there are signs of the Chinese New Year across the university, so much so that two major Chinese national TV outlets aired stories about W&M students.
John Charles Thomas will perform his original poetry at Carnegie Hall Feb. 23 8 pm. Joining him will be Music Department's Sophia Serghi, Harris Simon and Anna Kijanowska.
When Professor Richard Palmer became director of William & Mary Theatre’s upcoming performance of Shakespeare’s "The Merry Wives of Windsor," no one knew about his unique connection to one of the main characters.
Ornithologists and bird enthusiasts from around the globe will flock to Williamsburg for a chance to hear from esteemed researchers and mingle with avian royalty.
William & Mary Chancellor Robert M. Gates '65 L.H.D. '98 was among a small group that received a briefing of four current globally focused research projects at the university.
Saunders' Tenth of December has been called "the best book you'll read this year." He'll read and answer questions Feb. 21, 7 p.m., at Andrews Hall, room 101.
The new "Blind Dates" collection from the Swem Music Library in Ewell Hall offers students, faculty and staff a chance to get to know new music.
Junior Niall Garrahan's report, "Open Land Utility: A Study of Conservation, Ecosystem Services, and Recreation in Boise, Idaho," has become a valuable reference for both state and local officials in Idaho.
Theoretical physicist Joshua Erlich can't prove that dark matter exists. Dark chocolate is another matter.
William & Mary's first-ever TEDx event will take place on March 30 at 2 p.m. and will feature nine speakers from the university's community.
Under the theme "Film & Youth," William & Mary's sixth annual Global Film Festival (W&M GFF) will feature films and guest filmmakers from around the world.
The Muscarelle Museum of Art celebrates its 30th anniversary with 25 drawings preserved by Michelangelo’s descendants from the family home, the Casa Buonarroti in Florence. On display Feb. 9 – April 14.
Organizations and departments across the William & Mary campus are hosting events in February in recognition of Black History Month.
The I-Faith student group hosted a one-day conference celebrating United Nations' World Interfaith Harmony Week.
The Department is pleased to announce that it will host the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) in 2016.
Dr. Joanna Schug discusses how she became interested in Psychology and her research interests.
Four entries chosen that improve the quality of education at the university while reducing costs or generating revenue that can be reinvested.
We are very pleased to announce that our new Post-Bac Program, beginning in the academic year 2014-15.
The Department is pleased to announce a new Summer Study Abroad Program in Athens and Nafplion.
Nine W&M students, led by Professor Jennifer Mendez, spent part of their winter break on the U.S.–Mexico border immersed and enthralled in the human side of immigration.
Taylor Nelson '13 is the recipient of this year's Monroe Prize for Civic Leadership.
A W&M junior is spending the academic year in Russia and China to further her dream of becoming a professional interpreter.
What better way to end a semester studying the works of Leo Tolstoy than to go see the most recent Hollywood adaptation of his Anna Karenina?
Sara Schaefer '00, who was a theatre and English major at W&M, will co-host of MTV's "Nikki and Sara LIVE," which premieres Jan. 29 at 11 p.m. EST.
The series is designed to illuminate the interconnected world of people and ideas influenced by Islam, defined as a cultural rather than a merely religious construct.
Michael Tierney '87, co-director of the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations, will receive the Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award on Charter Day.
The W&M lecturer, sound artist and creator of the installation "Thrill: A Love Song," aims to help people listen.
William Tate will continue the Art & Art History Distinguished Lecture series with a featured lecture on Jan. 28.
Teresa Longo will receive the Thomas Jefferson Award at William & Mary's Charter Day ceremony on Feb. 8.
The Hunter Smith Family Foundation, located in Charlottesville, Va., has established the Hunter J. Smith Endowment for Freshman Seminars with a gift of $10 million to William & Mary.
Atoms as Soft Power, A lecture by Professor Yuka Tsuchiya
Alison Scott was the keynote speaker at the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County Branch of the NAACP 37th Freedom Fund Banquet.
Decentering the Nineteenth Century History of the Rio de la Plata
A group of faculty members gathered to hear Professor Vassiliki Panoussi (Classical Studies) and Professor Leisa Meyer (History) discuss their work and ideas at an October 2012 Face 2 Face conversation.
President Barack Obama nominated Mary Jo White ’70 to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, an agency that has an instrumental role in implementing Wall Street reform.
Professor John Charles, Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, the 2012 Distinguished Scholar of the National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education, recently delivered a keynote address at the annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Brian Rabe '13 is the 2013 winner of the Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy. Rabe, a double major in biology and chemistry, has set his sights on being a researcher and professor at a university.
In recognition of the United Nations' World Interfaith Harmony Week, William & Mary will host a one-day conference, “The Importance of Multi-Faith Understanding and the Dangers of Religious Intolerance,” on Feb. 3.
Matt Richardson, Associate Professor of English and African/African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, gave a lecture called "The Queer Limit of Black Memory" on Tuesday, March 26.
Although many people tuned in to the 12th season premiere of American Idol on Wednesday night to see its new celebrity judges, the William & Mary community was looking for someone else: Vangelis "Van" Dimopoulos.
Visiting Assistant Professor of English Chelsey Johnson's "Escape and Reverse" was selected for the prestigious digital literary magazine, Ploughshares Solo.
Scheduled over President’s Day weekend (Feb. 14-17) at the Kimball Theatre, the four-day main event will again feature films from around the world, live performances, receptions and presentations by invited filmmakers.
A report prepared by Isabelle Cohen, Thomas Freiling and Eric Robinson (MPPs class of 2012) is cited in Nate Silver's article entitled "What is Driving Growth in Government Spending?"
A William & Mary student will compete for the Miss America crown on Saturday, Jan. 12.
The National Geographic Society has become involved in an investigation of possible contaminants in the water that the original Jamestown colonists drank in the early 17th century.
Today, Rick Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, released his 2013 Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings, which attempts to recognize university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about K-12 and higher education.
The new dome and its 14-inch computer-controlled telescope will give William & Mary much improved astronomical functionality.
A cadre of William & Mary's physicists was involved in a project that made the Physics World list of the top 10 breakthroughs for 2012.
For the past five summers, while other students were hitting the beach, William & Mary math majors had been hitting the books and the labs to conduct computational mathematics research.
While playing quarterback for William & Mary College, Todd Durkin obtained a degree in health and physical education. In other words, he studied gym. Don't laugh. That much-maligned gym degree is one of the hottest sheepskins on campus today, and Durkin helps to illustrate why. Article from The Wall Street Journal.
The Department of kinesiology and health sciences has seen a recent surge in popularity, taking the final spot on the list of top ten declared primary majors in Fall 2012, with 144 students.
Out of context features faculty members from the College of William and Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
It was another exciting trip around the sun for the historic, 319-year-old institution.
Ahmad Ahmad, the Sultan Qaboos bin Said Chair of Middle East Students at William & Mary, takes a long view of current events in Egypt.
Emily Pehrsson '13, former research fellow of the Project on International Peace and Security (PIPS), has published an article in the global affairs magazine, Diplomatic Courier, entitled "Making the Grade: International Regulatory Framework for Cybersecurity."
PhD candidate Oliver Mueller-Heubach co-curates a new exhibit at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts.
William & Mary historian Lu Ann Homza runs a year-long, two-pronged program designed to develop and hone the skills necessary for students to read the handwritten documents in Spanish archives.
For the College of William and Mary, PhysCon began bright and early on Wednesday morning as the eight attendees met outside of Small Hall, the College’s physics building.
C-Span's American History TV roster filled with William & Mary professors Dec. 15-16.
Kinesiology and Health Sciences professors Scott Ickes and Alison Scott have taken the lead in coordinating the effort.
Nine proposals will receive a total of $47,600.
Dr. Greg Capelli, 64, of Lanexa, Virginia died on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Dr. Capelli recently retired as Professor Emeritus of Aquatic Biology at the College of William & Mary after 38 years of service.
Erica Lawler says that they look like little ice cream cones, but Lawler is in fact referencing the upside down northern saw-whet owl that she was able observe after an opportunity she took to spend a night out in the field with them.
The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Tech has recently honored William & Mary Emeritus Professor William Starnes with its inaugural Outstanding Alumnus Award.
Fletcher Smith, a biologist with the Center for Conservation Biology traveled 1,500 miles to St. Croix in November to catch up with a whimbrel named Hope.
George Gilchrist, Biology Department Emeritus Professor, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
John Nezlek describes his Research Interests in Cross Cultural Psychology
Ssgt Robert C. Singer of the "President's Own" US Marine Band led the William & Mary Wind Symphony in a special rehearsal
The Department welcomed alumni and friends in its 2nd annual Homecoming Reception.
Whether descending into the Grotto of the Sibyl at Lake Avernus or getting inside the Pyramid of Gaius Cestius near the Ostiense train station, W&M students gain an insider's view of Ancient Rome.
Department of Music Alum Elizabeth LaPrelle, '09, was recently interviewed on NPR. Another alum, Brian Wright, announced a new recording.
Professor Paul Heideman is the 2013 Advisor of the Year.
A summary of field-work courses offered by visiting professor Linda Lanz.
Current students presented their work and gathered with alumni to socialize at a W&M Neuroscience reception.