The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2018.
To explain the complexities of nearly every society in human history, Joanna Schug points to an unlikely place: the American middle school.
Maicoll Gomez '18 was appointed to the Williamsburg Social Services Board on June 27. He is the first W&M student in that capacity and believed to be the first Latino.
AidData's new report focuses on whether the money China spends throughout the East Asia and Pacific region to secure national interests and win friends is having the desired effect.
At semester's end, students in the W&M Wind Ensemble toured and performed across Great Britain.
His appointment represents the first time in 70 years the poet laureate of Virginia will reside at William & Mary.
Professor Josh Gert is featured in Hi-Phi Nation's, "A Night of Philosophy." Listen to the audio broadcast and hear his contribution, on revenge, from about 18' to 25'.
Martha Case is updating — and modernizing — the Campus Tour of Woody Species, a walking loop that takes in some of the most interesting trees of William & Mary.
As part of a May trip emphasizing cultural exchange, William & Mary's Wind Ensemble toured sites and learned about educational opportunities while performing in England and Scotland.
Victor K. Branch ’84, Bank of America senior vice president and corporate affairs market manager, has been appointed to the William & Mary Board of Visitors, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced today.
William & Mary biologist John Swaddle will receive nearly $100,000 in matching funds from the state of Virginia to develop technology to reduce the toll that wind turbines take on birds.
Erin Biesecker '19 and Abby Williams '18 pulled off remarkable victory in the recent American Collegiate Rowing Association’s club nationals in Georgia.
Government faculty members, Rani Mullen and Marcus Holmes publishes articles in The Indian Express and the Washington Post
Serving from 1944 until 1946, Virginia “Ginny” Claudon Allen ’40 did it all: She worked with off-duty G.I.s, served as a G.I. Jill radio personality for troops in the China, Burma and India theatre and performed in plays all over India for the benefit of homesick G.I.s.
The Department of Anthropology extends its congratulations to five new PhDs.
Tricia Vahle, professor of physics at William & Mary and longtime NOvA participant, became a NOvA co-spokesperson on March 21.
AidData, a research lab at William & Mary, surveyed nearly 3,500 leaders in the world’s developing countries.
Less than a year after it started, the university's Exercise is Medicine program has already achieved Bronze-level status with the American College of Sports Medicine.
Hannes Schniepp estimates the new technique is 10 times less expensive and at least 100 times quicker than graphene-inspection techniques now in use.
Laura Anderson was honored with the "Major of the Year" award at the Kinesiology & Health Sciences department's graduation ceremony.
Nick Balascio hopes the key to understanding the rise and fall of the Rapa Nui people rests in sediment he recently collected from Easter Island’s biggest lakes.
Sharon Zuber, senior lecturer of English and film and media studies and director of the Writing Resources Center at William & Mary, will receive the 2018 Shirley Aceto Award for exceptional commitment to excellence in service to the campus community.
A pair of English majors, sophomores Jessie Urgo ’20 and Bianca Bowman ’20, will soon be taking the world by storm after receiving the Concord Traveling Scholarship and John Willis Scholarship, respectively, providing them with financial assistance for their travels abroad.
The annual Park Graduate Research Award was given in 20017/08 to Yongsen Ma. Yongsen was nominated by his advisor, Gang Zhou, for his paper SignFi: Sign Language Recognition Using WiFi, which is published in Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT).
Under the grant, William & Mary faculty and students will create and disseminate a public opinion poll and a survey of foreign affairs journalists.
Before computers develop intelligence, they need to learn to process information via neural networks. A small group of computer science students are mastering the complex art of neural networks — one problem set at a time.
W&M researchers Dorothy Ibes and Tanya Stadelmann believe video ecotherapy offers a new modality for the fast-expanding field of research.
On Sunday, May 13th at 11 o’clock, graduating Government majors received their diploma at the Wren building.
What does it mean to "practice" Asian American Studies? Four W&M students attended the annual conference of the Association of Asian American Studies to help address that question.
An interdisciplinary team of William & Mary faculty received more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation to place 33 STEM teachers in high-need school districts.
Denzel Dykes played defensive back at William & Mary for four years but soon developed his passion for writing, acting and directing. He graduates on Saturday, and acknowledges he had a lot of help along the way.
Molly Atwater earned two degrees in five years at William & Mary. Now she's completed an award-winning analysis of the operations of a free clinic based in Yorktown.
The world's largest computing society honored a W&M group with a community service award for their efforts to encourage middle school girls to become involved in computing.
Assistant professor of kinesiology and health sciences Iyabo Obasanjo’s book, African President's Daughter, details her experiences and offers her expert opinion on how to improve women's health in poor countries, international development, corruption in government and the perils of being in a political family.
A new result from the Q-weak experiment at the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility provides a precision test of the weak force, one of four fundamental forces in nature.
While William & Mary will soon be saying goodbye to Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall in its current condition, the history and legacy of the building will not go unremembered.
As Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall at William & Mary closes for renovations, relocating the theatre department's costume shop to the Dillard Complex is one of the biggest tasks.
Three William & Mary seniors will soon be taking their study skills abroad to learn foreign languages with support from the National Security Education Program.
The William & Mary Committee on Sustainability announced which groups will receive a total of $74,466 to be dedicated to sustainability projects around campus.
Seven William & Mary ROTC cadets will be commissioned as officers in the U.S. Army during a May 11 ceremony on campus.
The funding comes from the U.S. Agency for International Development and will go to support an open geospatial data center in Côte d’Ivoire.
Matthias Leu has been recognized as an exemplary mentor to A&S graduate students.
The funding comes from the U.S. Agency for International Development and will go to support an open geospatial data center in Côte d’Ivoire.
Government Department’s undergraduate research was at the epicenter of this year’s Midwest Political Science Association’s Annual Conference
Brian Anyakoha '18 will serve as the student speaker at this year's Commencement ceremony.
W&M alumnus Dalton Bennett '10 was among the Washington Post staff members who received a Pulitzer for their investigative reporting.
Senior Classical Studies major Nicholas Rudman tells us all about his exciting senior thesis research!
As William & Mary celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence, these are just a few of the distinguished professors to receive that honor.
W&M has chosen the first six professors to be involved in the program. Iyabo Osiapem, senior lecturer of Africana studies and linguistics, and Bev Sher, senior lecturer of chemistry and the university’s chief health professions advisor, will lead off.
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall and the Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary will close in May in preparation for renovation work that also includes a new music building in the Arts Quarter.
The day started off with pipetting basics and ended with a hunt for new bacteriophages.
Phebe Meyers has won the Peter Wallenstein Undergraduate Student Paper Award
The inaugural William & Mary Whole of Government Center of Excellence National Security Conference focused on ways that diverse agencies can work together to address important national security challenges.
The Office of University eLearning Initiatives in conjunction with William & Mary Libraries, the Center for Liberal Arts and Charles Center, is hosting William & Mary’s first Teaching & Learning Symposium on May 2.
He is one of only 60 grad students to be selected in 2018 for the DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program.
As the long-term Lemon Project effort prepares for the next chapter, a Board of Visitors resolution apologizes for W&M’s history of owning slaves and racial discrimination.
Two Russian and Post Soviet Studies got awarded for theirs great achievements!
As part of her campus visit, environmental activist Vandana Shiva gave a COLL 300 presentation, visited classes, and participated in Earth Week activities.
Baxter-Ward fellow Catherine Carroll met with William & Mary undergraduate students interested in pursuing a law degree.
Members of the Leah Glenn Dance Theatre perform in Williamsburg.
Two William & Mary undergraduates will soon enter into research careers, each backed by a strong vote of confidence from the National Science Foundation.
The late Richard “Dick” Perles ’62 will impact generations of faculty at William & Mary through a $1 million gift made in his memory to fund a government professorship at the university.
Join Ignition and the William and Mary Computer Science department for the presentation of eight student startup projects. Each team will give a 7-minute presentation, followed by an 8-minute Q&A by the judges. Pizza will be provided. This event is free to attend. https://www.facebook.com/events/1251816621629902/
In conjunction with the annual Sutlive Lecture, the first annual Sutlive Book Prize in Historical Anthropology was awarded on April 10.
Fermilab’s forefront neutrino experiment gains a new and experienced leader as it prepares for its future. Tricia Vahle, professor of physics at William & Mary, was elected as NOvA’s new co-spokesperson.
Commissioned by Sea Grant Virginia and Wetlands Watch, Taylor Goelz, Lauren Pudvah and Peter Quinn-Jacobs prepared reports on 16 communities, from Barnstable, Massachusetts, to Miles City, Montana. They wanted to know how those communities worked at producing their Community Rating System, thus saving money for residents with government issued flood insurance.
The W&M Washington Center is offering courses in its DC Summer Session that allow students to earn three W&M credits through five-week hybrid courses of mostly online coursework.
In a recent study, two William & Mary scientists depict how overemphasis on masculine endowment began a path that led to extinction of entire species.
Continuing to try to make students more aware of refugees in the local community, W&M music Professor Anne Rasmussen and her Middle Eastern Music Ensemble will host a benefit concert April 21 at the Kimball Theatre.
Scientists at the Center for Conservation Biology are surveying the James River for signs of natural population decline, markers that the tributary has reached peak eagle.
In a recent study, Michael Deschenes and a team of four W&M undergraduate co-authors examined the neuromuscular system with the goal of learning how its response varies with age.
An Omohundro Institute book edited by a William & Mary professor is one of three 2018 Bancroft Prize winners, Columbia University recently announced.
W&M alumna Ellen Stofan ’83 has been named director of the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
The fifth annual One Tribe One Day is taking place on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. This is William & Mary’s single largest giving day of the year.
A look inside Mark Lerman's Puppetry in Performance theater class.
William & Mary’s law and business schools recently partnered to host “Another Day at the Breach: Cyber Intrusion — A Conference of Experts.”
Our next spotlight shines a light on Prof. Stephens!
Students in Prof. Jessica Paga's Archaeology and Ritual Class get hands-on practice with artifacts
On March 15, the Boswell Initiative experimented with a new "workshop" recipe to support groundbreaking research and teaching.
Doug Bunch, a W&M ’02 graduate has been serving on the Board of Visitors since 2016, and he credits the department for compelling him to think broadly about the world.
The Goldwater Foundation has announced that William & Mary student Christopher Travis ‘19 has been named a Goldwater Scholar. Ruth Ann Beaver ‘20 was also named an Honorable Mention.
The Wren Building will soon bear two new plaques honoring William & Mary’s first women and African-American residential students.
In her Tack Faculty Lecture on March 22, Associate Professor of English and American Studies Elizabeth Losh described the history of fake news (it's been around longer than many think) and delved into its many nuances.
Jonathan Frey is William & Mary’s new makerspace director.
Katherine Johnson will be honored at William & Mary’s 2018 Commencement ceremony, scheduled for May 12 at 9 a.m. in Zable Stadium.
Giovanni, a distinguished university professor at Virginia Tech who has authored more than 27 poetry collections, urged her audience to acknowledge that the first slaves played a crucial, often ignored, part in the formation of America.
Students in Professor Jessica Paga's classical studies class The Archaeology of Ritual are learning to do scale drawings and use photogrammetry to make 3-D computer models of artifacts.
Armed with his tousled wig, bountiful box of donuts and distinctly fervent enthusiasm, Associate Professor of Chemistry Doug Young bore the attire of Buddy the Elf as he claimed his hard-fought victory for the natural and computational sciences at William & Mary’s annual Raft Debate.
Christopher Weld, Applied Science Ph.D. student, is recipient of A&S Graduate Research Symposium Excellence in Scholarship Award.
The center of our solar system is not located in Room 1243 at William & Mary’s Integrated Science Center, but if you’re a molecule of brown carbon, it may as well be.
Celebrated architect Zena Howard visited campus as part of the COLL 300 series, explaining how "designers have a social responsibility to improve the lives of community members."
Monarch butterflies are, along with honeybees, among the most charismatic insects of North America. David De La Mater has been researching the Eastern population of the butterflies, and most specifically Asclepias syriaca — the common milkweed.
If Holly Gruntner had her way, the annals of American botany would look very different.
"Featherlight On-the-Fly False-sharing Detection" by Shasha Wen, Xu Liu, and Milind Chabbi (Baidu Research) receives the Best Paper Award at the 23rd ACM SIGPLAN Annual Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP'18).
As senior project manager for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, architect Zena Howard educated W&M students on an arduous, but highly rewarding, eight-year assignment.
Seth Opoku-Yeboah, William and Mary ’17, takes on the West Wing role of Charlie Young while working for Governor Ralph Northam
Laura Cooley ’15 and Tanner Russo ’15 argued a case before a federal circuit court during their third year of law school
AMES Faculty, Chitralekha Zutshi has been nominated to be on the Board of Trustees for the American Institute of Indian Studies!
The threat started making headlines around New Years. Publications around the globe warned of the biggest computer chip vulnerability ever discovered. Dmitry Evtyushkin had been studying the root of it for years.
William & Mary continues to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first African-American students in residence with special events, performances, exhibitions and guest speakers.
William & Mary will host the 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora Nov. 5-10, 2019, in the Williamsburg Lodge.
For Mike Jabbur, associate professor of ceramics in art and art history at William & Mary, teaching and creating his own utilitarian pottery inform one another.
W&M professor of economics David Feldman co-wrote "The Road Ahead for Higher Education" to counter the narrative of crisis that has infiltrated public discussion.
Adwait Jog is an assistant professor in the William & Mary Department of Computer Science. He leads the Insight Computer Architecture Lab, dedicated to advancing the performance of GPUs.
William & Mary Associate Professor of English and American Studies Liz Losh will delve into one of the hottest issues in media today during her Tack Faculty Lecture on March 22.
Chosen to be a crew member aboard the Picton Castle, Andrew McLaughlin '20 will cover 30,000 sea-miles on a voyage that achieves a five-year goal, part of which is to distribute medicine and books to island people in dire need of both.
Rowley graduated in three years from William & Mary with a double major in computer science and finance, and is currently in his first year at William & Mary Law School.
The State Council for Higher Education in Virginia will honor her as such on March 1 as part of its annual Outstanding Faculty Awards presentation.
Philip Swenson, assistant professor of philosophy at William & Mary, is researching and discussing the topic with students in a new class this semester.
The New York Times cited work from William and Mary’s Teaching, Research, and International Policy project (TRIP).
Carina Bilger presents at the 2018 Pi Sigma Alpha National Student Research Conference
The most destructive wildfire in Colorado’s history began on Sept. 6, 2010. James Kaste, associate professor of geology at William & Mary, teamed up with an undergraduate geology major to study the floods that followed it.
The Board of Visitors approved tenure for Assistant Professors Marcus Holmes and Jaime Settle. They both will assume the title of Associate Professors this coming fall.
Ariel BenYishay received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor, Peter McHenry received the Tang Associate Professorship, and John Parman received the Paul R. Verkuil Associate Professorship
William & Mary first-year Assistant Professor of music Lauron Kehrer is using her research on American hip-hop music to teach a new class in it.
Professor Brian Blouet has published a new edition of his book.
The Raft Debate, a much beloved William & Mary tradition, will be held at the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium on March 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Bird-human actions can end in tragedy — for bird as well as human. John Swaddle believes technology and a solid understanding of bird behavior can make those tragedies less frequent.
This spring, Professor Ronald Rapoport will be retiring after 43 years of teaching at the College.
Professor Jaime Settle is among the winners of the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia’s 2018 “Outstanding Faculty Awards.”
The Department of Economics gratefully acknowledges the establishment of the Mark O. Shriver IV Economics Scholarship Endowment to provide need-based support for majors.
William & Mary is launching a new engineering-oriented curriculum track, a variation on the university’s undergraduate physics major.
Students and faculty researched and worked together to manage various unique concerns involved with water on stage.
William & Mary's new data science program was designed to give students in any discipline the computational chops to create and analyze giant data sets. So far, it has exceeded expectations.
Danielle Moretti-Langholtz recently discussed what federal recognition might mean for members of Virginia tribes and for William & Mary’s American Indian Resource Center (AIRC).
Joanne Braxton, the Francis L. and Edwin L. Cummings Professor of the Humanities and director of the W&M Middle Passage Project, will be honored at Charter Day for her 37 years of service to the university.
Thomas Jefferson Award 2018 honoree Joanne Braxton, the Kluge Center’s David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality, will be joined by W&M Associate Professor Robert Trent Vinson and Cassandra Newby-Alexander Ph.D. ’92, director of the Roberts Center for African Diaspora Studies at Norfolk State University, to discuss “1619 and The Making of America.” This free, public event is Feb. 23 at the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C.
Jordan Gilliard will receive this year’s Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership at the Charter Day ceremony in Kaplan Arena Feb. 9.
Distinguished Professor Lawrence Wilkerson writes an op-ed for the New York Times about selling the false choice of war.
Associate professor of religious studies Oludamini Ogunnaike discusses his efforts to bring West African Sufi poetry to a wider audience.
Likhitha Kolla is this year’s recipient of William & Mary’s Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy. The award is endowed by the trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation to recognize excellence in the sciences and mathematics in an undergraduate student.
The 11th annual event features four days of films, special guests, workshops and receptions. Nearly 20 alumni working in the arts will be present to facilitate workshops on their area of expertise.
A major book on opera in the United States by Prof. Katherine Preston, the David N. & Margaret C. Bottoms Professor of Music, was released by Oxford University Press in October 2017.
William & Mary Chancellor and former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 will discuss the state of political affairs at a public event Feb. 8.
In her final months at the university, Meher Babbar ’18 is taking time to reflect on what William & Mary means to its students and what students mean to William & Mary.
U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced on Jan. 29 that President Donald Trump has signed into law H.R. 984, the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017.
Chitralekha Zutshi, James Pinckney Harrison Professor of History, was interviewed by India Today on the occasion of the launch of her latest book.
Associate Professor of Chemistry Douglas D. Young discusses the significance of the raw research students are conducting in his chemistry laboratory.
Visiting Assistant Professor of government Caitlin Brown studies social movements. By strictest definition, #MeToo didn't qualify as one at its inception. But times have changed.
We're back with a brand new faculty spotlight on Professor John Oakley!
Former FBI Director James B. Comey ’82 will teach a three-credit course on ethical leadership for William & Mary starting this fall.
The Muscarelle Museum of Art will present "In the Light of Caravaggio: Dutch and Flemish Paintings from Southeastern Museums" as the new semester brings with it a vast array of opportunities for people to enjoy the arts at William & Mary.
William & Mary is partnering with Omprakash to offer its EdGE program to members of the campus community.
Diane Shakes is a professor in William & Mary’s Department of Biology. She and her collaborators have been examining Auanema rhodensis, a species of nematode that brings a completely different take to hermaphroditism.
Jack Boyle has been using the web to mine millions of century-old botany records to track abundance patterns of milkweed in America. His hope is to solve the puzzle of how innovations in agriculture have affected the natural habitat for monarch butterflies.
Buddy, the worm, died in December, 2012, shortly after Jon Allen peered into his bathroom mirror and fished the nematode out of his cheek. The worm may be no more, but Buddy, the legend, lives on in social media.
Bryan Watts, the director of the Center for Conservation Biology, has dedicated much of his professional life to keeping birds safe. Now, he’s worried that a new federal interpretation of a century-old law will result in the deaths of millions of birds.
W&M Professor and Director of Creative Writing Nancy Schoenberger's latest book is titled “Wayne and Ford: The Films, the Friendships and the Forging of an American Hero.”
The William & Mary Healthy Beginnings Program received a $10,000 grant from the March of Dimes as part of an effort to help incarcerated women receive vital prenatal care. Since the start of the program in 2012, more than 380 pregnant women in Virginia correctional facilities have been helped.
Brian Rabinovitz is a neuroscientist who focuses on how the brain processes music. His specialty is memory, what makes us remember songs and what makes some songs impossible to forget.
The W&M Equality Lab orchestrated an event that happened in real time October 26-28 and continues online across various digital forums.
Written history doesn’t always get it right. Audrey Horning is one of a group of scholar-scientists that use multiple sources — written history, remembered history and material culture — to work toward assembling a more accurate picture of the past.
Elizabeth Losh, associate professor of English and American studies at William & Mary, and husband Mel Horan focused on documents from the university's Georgian Papers Programme to create wreaths for their Duke of Gloucester Street home.
William & Mary’s Department of Psychology has officially changed its name to the Department of Psychological Sciences. The new name is just catching up with the volume of rigorous, scientific research that faculty and students are already doing.
The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2017.
William & Mary Assistant Professor R. Benedito Ferrão will spend a year in Goa, employing the power of art and remembrance to actualize a modified understanding of the region’s cultural identity.
"The greatest joy that keeps me going is that they develop into these amazing young scientists, the majority of whom enter doctoral programs." - from an interview with Associate Professor of Biology Shantá Hinton, featured by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Ryan Chaban is a first-year Ph.D. student in William & Mary’s Department of Applied Science, working on some of the many knotty scientific problems that must be solved before we can tap the virtually limitless supply of energy that nuclear fusion can yield. He's also an award-winning essayist.
A look back at the William & Mary students awarded national and international scholarships and fellowships in 2017.
Professor Qun Li has been named an IEEE Fellow.
Designed to engage students in the outdoors and broaden the impact of William & Mary’s Park Rx initiative, the event featured a nature walk, Integrated Science Center Greenhouse tour, interactive lecture and platform for student ambassadors to “prescribe” parks to their peers.
Professor Philip Roessler discusses how the African Union got it wrong on Zimbabwe.
Denys Poshyvanyk, an associate professor in William & Mary’s Department of Computer Science, has spent the past ten years trying to bridge the human-to-computer language gap. He and a team of students are working toward direct translation and the scientific community is taking note.
Nine philosophy scholars convened at William & Mary to "iron out" and improve the persuasiveness of their arguments.
A total of $48,366 will be dedicated to sustainability projects around campus as the William & Mary Committee on Sustainability announces its Green Fee awards for the fall.
Activist, professor and lawyer Sarah Deer’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of federal Indian law and victims’ rights.
Her visit to campus was part of the university’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the first African-American residential students, which is being observed with special events and programming throughout the 2017-18 academic year.
Faculty, staff, students and administrators have built a coalition to focus and further the university’s integrative wellness efforts as part of the national Healthy Campus 2020 initiative.
Professor Jenny Kahn recently spoke to students and faculty in the Asian-Pacific Islander American Studies program
William & Mary’s team was named First Runner-Up in the 2017 iGEM competition, beating out all but one team in a large field in the quest for what has been dubbed the World Cup of Science.
On Nov. 15, teams comprising undergraduate and law students from William & Mary will host a public presentation of maps of 11 Virginia House districts they created as their final projects for a new course.
Wilford Kale ’66 recently published his fifth book on the university, “From Student to Warrior: A Military History of the College of William and Mary.”
Biology professor Jon Allen's experience with a rare parasite was dramatized and televised on the Animal Planet's "Monsters Inside Me" program!
Faculty authors in William & Mary’s Department of Anthropology have notched a number of recent honors.
The Economics Club hosted an Alumni Panel on Homecoming weekend in the newly renovated Tucker Hall auditorium. The panel provided students with an opportunity to hear from our Alumni and learn how a degree in Economics from the College of William and Mary can help your career and help you debate ideas, take seriously different points of view, and explore boundaries.
Community Studies Professor of History and director of American Studies Leisa Meyer is guiding undergraduate students in their work using archives and oral histories to build a digital record of the queer experience in the Commonwealth.
W&M students will be among hundreds from the world’s major research institutions going to the iGEM Grand Jamboree.
Professor Jackson Sasser recaps a visit to the Fourth Circuit Court with his "Death is Different" seminar class.
Chloe Madvig, Class of 2018 reflects on her experience in Professor Jackson Sasser's "Death is Different" seminar as the class visits the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Deenesh Sohoni, associate professor of sociology at William & Mary, examined demographic arguments supporting the limitation of immigration into the U.S.
With registration for Spring classes just around the corner, the Economics Club hosted a graduate school information panel to discuss graduate study in economics and how best to plan ahead.
Prof. Javier Corrales presents the 2017 Boswell Lecture.
In recent months, clinicians have been scrambling to make sense of rising incidents of ehrlichiosis infections in the United States. Matthias Leu, associate professor of biology, has a thread on that one: Follow the deer, particularly the fawns.
With a parade, football, open houses and alumni events among the activities, there was something for everybody at Homecoming & Reunion Weekend.
Chris Howard and three former students co-author article on public attitudes toward poverty.
Professor Susan Verdi Webster combed through massive amounts of archival records in 16th-century Spanish script to detail the lives of artists in colonial Quito, Ecuador, for her new book.
Sophomore Samantha Boating spent one month in Ghana investigating the rags-to-rivches story of her grandfather. She'll share what she found on Oct. 23, 5:30 in Tucker Theater.
Chris Carone was recently elected a 2017 Fellow of the American Physical Society.
AidData, a 35-person research lab located within William & Mary’s Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations, has received a $1.5 million grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in space-time — in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars.
Every year, the W&M Alumni Association honors a select group of outstanding young faculty members who represent William & Mary at its very best.
In Professor Prado's COLL 100 course, several students asked if they could do "more work like this." The answer, it turns out, is yes.
Five years in the making, AidData’s data collection effort has captured more than $350 billion in foreign aid and other forms of state financing that China committed to five major regions of the world.
Check out what our adventurous students were up to this past summer!
Shantá D. Hinton gave William & Mary’s 12th Tack Faculty Lecture.
History professor Gérard Chouin and other scholars will soon publish a group of four papers with new evidence supporting his hypothesis that the medieval bubonic plague epidemic spread to Sub-Saharan Africa.
Trudier Harris was recently honored for her groundbreaking role as William & Mary’s first tenured African-American faculty member.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded William & Mary an $800,000 grant to strengthen its undergraduate program.
Themes of faith, race and gender were among those discussed as the cast, designers and other collaborators of William & Mary theatre’s “Our Lady of Kibeho” took audience questions following Saturday night’s performance at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall.
The 2017 Big Sit, on Oct. 6, was the club’s third annual event.
Assistant Professor of religious studies Oludamini Ogunnaike comparies Sufism and Ifa to one another, as well as to contemporary Western theories of knowledge.
A number of William & Mary scientists were participants in the LIGO experiment, but will not share in the honors.
Sasha Prokhorov had seen St. Petersburg many times through the eyes of the William & Mary students participating in his study-abroad classes to Russia. Never had he seen it through the lenses of the video cameras they carried.
The William & Mary Department of Government was excited to send eleven professors to this year’s American Political Science Association Annual Meeting.
Allison Anoll, a Class of 2009 Government graduate, has won not one, but two, awards for her Ph.D. dissertation.
The three-day event runs Oct. 26 to 28 and is free and open to the public. Nearly 30 scholars from as far away as London will participate. The deadline for mandatory registration is Oct. 6.
A graduate student is researching regional differences in milkweed and the implications of those differences on populations of monarch butterflies in eastern North America
Prof. Lisa Landino was named English-Stonehouse Fellow.
Commemorating 50 years of African-Americans in residence
A scientific collaboration that includes physicists from William & Mary announced that three detectors on two continents recorded gravitational wave signals from a pair of black holes colliding.
Professor Chuck Bailey created a fictitious terrain for the students in his Structural Geology class to use as a project for each of the last 20 years.
Katharine Scott's essay comparing the Bible's Book of Ruth to Trollope's "The Small House at Allington" will be published in "The Fortnightly Review" and she will win $1,000.
On Sept. 15, the William & Mary Alumni Association celebrated its annual Fall Awards Banquet by recognizing alumni, faculty and staff who represent excellence in service, coaching and teaching.
Together with Tufts University and the University of Pittsburgh, William & Mary’s Schroeder Center for Health Policy was recently awarded a nearly $1 million grant to study the interrelationships between the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
At the annual Economic History meeting, John Parman's article “The National Rise in Residential Segregation" was awarded the Cole prize for best article in the Journal of Economic History.
Some of the top business and government officials from the United States and Spain — including the defense leaders of both countries — gathered at William & Mary on Saturday as part of the 2017 U.S.-Spain Council Forum.
In Fall 2016, the Government Department hosted a book workshop to discuss and critique Professor Settle's manuscript in process. Students in the SNaPP Lab attended.
The “People behind the papers” interview was prompted the recently published paper and highlights her international collaboration in the field of cell structure and development.
Denys Poshyvanyk and his co-authors will receive a distinguished paper award at ASE '17.
The William & Mary Government Department is excited to welcome Assistant Professor S.P. Harish!
Margot Lee Shetterly’s "Hidden Figures" was assigned to incoming freshmen as part of the university’s common book program.
Katherine Webb ’18 has been selected to serve on the Virginia governor’s inaugural Millennial Civic Engagement Task Force.
William & Mary’s Design Review Board approved initial exterior design concepts for the renovation of Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall and the new music building planned to be built next to it.
While visiting to give last week's COLL 300 lecture, hijra/trans activist and performer Laxmi Narayan Tripathi taught William & Mary dance students choreography from her native India that they performed with her.
“Brain Dance” is the 12th Tack Faculty Lecture and one in a yearlong series of events at the university to commemorate the 50th anniversary of William & Mary’s first African-American residential students.
Laxmi Tripathi discusses her activist work in India and Pakistan related to the Hijra, or third-gender community. The conversation addresses trans rights, the caste system in India, and Laxmi's experiences as she encountered growing fame and recognition.
Brenda Marie Osbey, who won the 2014 Langston Hughes Award, was commissioned to create the poem recognizing Lynn Briley '71, Janet Brown Strafer '71 and Karen Ely '71. She will recite it at W&M's Tucker Theater at 5 p.m. Thursday.
"It's not enough to sing it right," says Sarah Gallo, director of the William & Mary Women's Chorus. "We want to use our music to do big things."
Justin Stevens, an assistant professor in William & Mary’s Department of Physics, received an Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
More than 200 people attended the opening reception, held at Swem Library, to honor the three women, Lynn Briley ‘71, Janet Brown Strafer ‘71 and Karen Ely ’71, who moved into Jefferson Hall in 1967.
Josh Gert, Leslie and Naomi Legum Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at William & Mary, explores an original account of color properties and our perception of them in his new book “Primitive Colors.”
The 2017-2018 school year marks the 50th anniversary of the first African-American residential students admitted to William & Mary. The university honors them and William & Mary’s entire African-American community this year through “Building on the Legacy,” a series of special events, guest speakers and performances.
The new semester brings with it a vast array of opportunities for people to enjoy the arts at William & Mary.
While new students, faculty and staff familiarize themselves with the university, those returning to campus may notice some new aspects of W&M, from the material to the academic.
This summer, with their travel supported by the Arts & Sciences Annual Fund, Patrick accompanied Professor Hinton to the high-level conference Europhosphatase 2017, in Paris. There he was the only undergraduate student presenting at one of the two poster sessions.
W&M professors Heather Macdonald and Pamela Eddy discuss SAGE 2YC, an ongoing NSF-funded project designed to support STEM educators working in community colleges.
Anne Rasmussen, William & Mary professor of music and ethnomusicology, spent the first six months of this year as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar researching Islamic music in Indonesia.
Get to know W&M's newest undergraduate and graduate students.
The name sounds like they’re going to crawl out of the lab and ooze over to Wawa, but “unnatural amino acids” are really a good thing.
A vendor's cancellation of solar eclipse viewing glasses spurs a creative solution a Swem Library.
Geology professors Christopher Bailey and Nicolas Balascio melded a class field trip with an NSF-funded research project above the Arctic Circle in Norway.
With this interview, the Philosophy Department introduces the W&M community to its newest faculty member, Philip Swenson.
ITPIR's third Shark Tank competition proved the power of research, collaboration, mentoring and creative approaches to using data in solving real world problems.
A developing technology will project an audible alarm to alert birds that they need to switch off cruise control and look ahead.
A contingent of William & Mary students worked and studied this summer at CERN, the European high-energy physics facility renowned as the site of the discovery of the Higgs boson.
Applied Science hosts summer internship for top-performing students in the life sciences from Williamsburg high schools.
William & Mary has hosted the gathering before, in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2014.
William & Mary librarian Kathleen DeLaurenti has been featured in the book "This is What a Librarian Looks Like."
Fermilab scheduled a July 21 groundbreaking ceremony a mile underground near Lead, South Dakota, the site of Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF), which will house the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). William & Mary is a member of the LBNF-DUNE collaboration.
In his summer course, Scientific Principles of Exercise Prescription, Mike Deschenes, professor of kinesiology and health sciences, explores why something as beneficial to Americans as exercise and health is so widely ignored.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has signed a three-and-a-half-year lease agreement with William & Mary to operate the Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square.
Muscarelle Museum of Art Chief Curator John Spike knew he was looking at a Cézanne. Analysis and testing of the painting “The Miracle of the Slave” have backed up his now certainty that it was painted by French artist Paul Cézanne as a copy of an original work from 300 years earlier.
W&M doctoral candidate James Padilioni's dissertation has taken a startling, and fascinating, detour from where it began.
William & Mary has joined six other Virginia research institutions in a formal agreement that will encourage shared use of scientific instrumentation.
William & Mary singers started off in their usual formal performance mode. But by the end of their summer trip to South Africa, the W&M Choir and Botetourt Chamber Singers had warmed up to a very different way of experiencing music.
Close to 200 members of the Hulon Willis Association gathered in Washington, D.C., June 23-25 to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
The Virginia Food Access Network's story maps and interactive maps were developed on the Esri ArcGIS online platform at William & Mary’s Center for Geospatial Analysis.
Maggie Fraser Kirsh, a W&M religious studies professor, researches how child survivors of the Holocaust were promoted to raise funds for their care following the war, and what those working with child refugees can learn today.
Jefferson Wise, a recent graduate of Buckingham County High School in Buckingham, Virginia, is the recipient of the Harriett Pittard Beales Scholarship at William & Mary for the academic year 2017-2018.
From June 19-23, the Greater Williamsburg Women's Association and W&M's Muscarelle Museum of Art collaborated on the Cultural Arts Experience. Thirty middle school students attended.
Joey Ernest ’17 and Cosmo Cothran-Bray ’20 are serving as interns with the Young Shakespeare Camps while playing roles in "Hamlet" this summer in a co-production by the Theatre for Humanity of New York and the Virginia Shakespeare Festival.
PhD student Lauren Bridges gives a shout out to W&M on local TV
Jean Shuler ’63 has hiked to the top of Mt. Whitney, run marathons in London and Barcelona and explored Machu Picchu and Cuzco.
Terra Alpha Investments advocates for companies to adopt environmentally smart practices.
W&M Linguistics alumni Rachael Tatman and Ethan Roday recently earned a PhD and MS, respectively, from the University of Washington.
Ten undergraduate student composers ended their Spring 2017 semester with a three-day Composers Laboratory, joining with faculty and the guest ensemble Mind on Fire to workshop and then present their original compositions in concert.
Professor Simon Stow's book, American Mourning, published by Cambridge University Press.