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Summer Research Students 2017

Applied Science hosts summer internship for top-performing students in the life sciences from Williamsburg high schools.

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New book features W&M librarian

William & Mary librarian Kathleen DeLaurenti has been featured in the book "This is What a Librarian Looks Like."

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Why is there anything? A big question requires a big experiment

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.

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Deschenes examines Americans' disconnect with health, exercise

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.

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Muscarelle Museum of Art chief curator identifies Cézanne painting

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.

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Hosts’ warm embrace makes choirs’ trip to South Africa unique

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.

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Jefferson Wise '21 named Beales Scholar

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.

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Learning African-American history through the arts

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.

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Interns double up on Shakespeare to gain valuable experience

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.

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For the greater green and gold

Terra Alpha Investments advocates for companies to adopt environmentally smart practices.

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Cargill, Rome CAA's top scholar-athletes, again

It's the second year in a row Christian Cargill and Regan Rome have been so honored, with Rome also winning the award after the fall cross-country season.

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FaceTime vs. face time: Diplomacy in the age of technology

Twitter may be quicker, but when it comes to matters of utmost international importance, W&M Government Professor Marcus Holmes says nothing can beat good old-fashioned face-to-face interaction between world leaders.

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Haskins joins Dickter to lead WMSURE

Natoya Haskins will become co-director of the William & Mary Undergraduate Research Experience program in July.

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Tatman and Roday earn degrees from UW

W&M Linguistics alumni Rachael Tatman and Ethan Roday recently earned a PhD and MS, respectively, from the University of Washington.

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Simon Stow's Latest Book

Professor Simon Stow's book, American Mourning, published by Cambridge University Press.

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English faculty win eight campus and national awards

2016-17 has been a stellar year for the William and Mary English Department, with multiple faculty members winning various awards and named professorships. Recipients of these honors range from the younger faculty members to the more seasoned professors, all rewarded for their dedication and innovation inside as well as outside the classroom.

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2017 Economics Diploma Ceremony

The Diploma Ceremony for the class of 2017 was held in the front Wren Yard on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 1:30 PM. A glorious day of sunshine and warmth greeted faculty, some 130 economics grads, and their proud families.

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Matthew Adan - Major of the Year

This year Matthew Adan was honored with the "Major of the Year" award at the Kinesiology & Health Sciences department's graduation ceremony.

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Two W&M students awarded Udall Scholarships

The scholarships are awarded to sophomores and juniors nationwide who are committed to careers in the environment, Native health care or Tribal public policy.

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Pettit experienced the world W&M offers

Lorraine Pettit graduates Saturday with degrees in government and French and Francophone Studies, research trips to South Africa and France on her resume, and campus memories to savor.

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GlueX experiment probes the properties of the strong force

A William & Mary physicist is the lead author on a paper describing the first experimental result from the newly upgraded Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.

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Student essay offers keen look at China

The top prize for the best article published in "The Monitor," the College of William and Mary's highly regarded journal of international relations was awarded to the same student, by two separate selection bodies in a double-blind procedure.

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Courter overcame far more than gymnastics competition

Neal Courter began suffering from depression as a sophomore at W&M, and left school. He returned to finish two degrees and earn acclaim as one of the nation's top eight senior gymnasts.

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Robert Gates’ papers open to public

The personal papers of William & Mary Chancellor and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 are now open to researchers and the public.

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W&M faculty in the media this month

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

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12 W&M students receive Fulbright grants

W&M maintained its exceptional track record with the Fulbright program with 12 grads heading abroad for the 2017-18 academic year.

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The inside scoop on ringing the Wren Bell

Their coursework finished, W&M pending graduates celebrate the Last Day of Classes by ringing the Wren Bell. There's more to it than you know.

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Dance, physics and music each have a role in ‘A Life With No Limits’ production

Science and art are colliding on the William & Mary campus as part of a performance that will be staged this spring. Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre is developing its production of “A Life With No Limits,” nspired by the work of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and will perform the Virginia premiere of the show at the Kimball Theatre May 6-7.

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American Studies Alum Reaches New Heights

Corey D.B. Walker, a scholar, author and college dean, will return to Virginia Union University to lead the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, where he once studied for the ministry, effective July 1, 2017.

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Dr. Lauron Kehrer joins W&M faculty

The Department of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lauron Kehrer to the faculty beginning in August 2017.

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Snowden streamed to campus in student-organized event

Edward Snowden spoke via webcast to a full house in the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium as part of a student-organized event co-hosted by the campus media council and the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.

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Faculty Spotlight: Irby

Follow us here for the next installment in our Faculty Spotlight series, shining a light on our tremendous faculty!

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Policy Dialogues in DC: Environmental Policy

On Friday, April 7th 2017, students from the William and Mary Public Policy Program took part in their second policy dialogue of the semester.

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Headed for the Netherlands

Chemistry graduate student Shelle Butler will participate in the NSF IRES program in the Netherlands this summer.

John H. Willis Jr. Scholarship Recipient 2017

Sarah Heins is the 2017 recipient of the John H. Willis Jr. scholarship, which was made possible by a generous donation to the William and Mary English Department by the Willis family.

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Faculty on topic: the historical cost and consequences of using force

According to Clayton J. Cleveland, governments of countries around the world are more likely to work together in joint military operations because the monetary costs of unilateral action are becoming too high and are being viewed as politically inappropriate.

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Professor John Nezlek retires

After a 40-year career with the Psychology Department at the College of William & Mary, Professor Nezlek begins his retirement journey.

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Robert B. Archibald Retires

Robert B. Archibald, Chancellor Professor of Economics, retires after 41 years of service!

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W&M faculty in the media this month

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

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‘Political chameleons’ conform to avoid discomfort

Around one group of people, he seems to be a Democrat. Around another, a Republican. In yet another, a Libertarian. He’s a political chameleon, someone who engages in a type of social shape-shifting in order to blend in with those he is surrounded with, and his behavior is not unusual, according to researchers at William & Mary.

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2 New Faculty Members

We are pleased to announce Dr. Carrie Dolan and Dr. Iyabo Obasanjo will be joining the faculty in the Fall semester and they will be working within the Public Health concentration.

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The worlds of psychology and science fiction collide

William McIntosh is living a dream as a science fiction author, spending his days writing, revising and brainstorming new ideas for his stories — some of which may soon be on television.

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Taking a drive to Venus? W&M physicist does the math

In the spirit of learning more about the complexities of space exploration, W&M News recently sat down with Eugeniy E. Mikhailov, an assistant professor of physics, to pose a question. Just how long it would take to travel to the planet of Venus, in a car?

Nikolas Vann GRS Award Recipient

Nikolas Vann, Applied Science Ph.D. student, is recipient of A&S Graduate Research Symposium Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring Award.

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Students prepare to take flight with aviation ground school

William & Mary students and faculty now have the opportunity to get one step closer to earning a private pilot certificate by attending the on-campus ground school taught by a Federal Aviation Administration-certified flight instructor.

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Chris Howard's New Book on Research Methods

The William & Mary Government Department is proud to announce that Professor Chris Howard recently published his new book, Thinking Like a Political Scientist: A Practical Guide to Research Methods.

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Mattie Clear

Please join the Special Collections’ staff in congratulating Mattie Clear for being accepted into the Library of Congress’ 2017 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, a very competitive program that only a select few get to enjoy.

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W&M faculty in the media this month

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

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W&M a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers

William & Mary is one of the country’s top producers of Peace Corps volunteers, according to a report released by the organization today.

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Policy Dialogues in DC: Foreign and Homeland Security Policy

On Friday, February 17th 2017, for their first policy dialogue of the spring semester, students from the William & Mary Public Policy Program traveled to D.C to hear from dc groupspeakers on the topic of defense and national security. As part of this trip they met with a member of the professional staff for the House Armed Services Committee as well as James Phillips, a Senior Research Fellow for Middle East Affairs at the Heritage Foundation and an expert on Middle Eastern terrorism.

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'Sarajevo Roses' blossoms in U.S. debut at W&M

The documentary film on the Bosnian War, was shown first at the university on Feb. 21, in part in response to W&M's 20-year-old Bosnia Project. It will continue being shown at other American colleges and universities.

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Charles honored as a NAKHE fellow

Professor of Kinesiology and Health Sciences John Charles came to W&M in 1979 and has made a major contribution to the university and his profession. The National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education recognized that in January.

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Bringing community engagement into the classroom

The Office of Community Engagement has begun offering courses for students who want to delve into community engagement concepts — and earn academic credit at the same time.

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Sofya Zaytseva GRS Award Recipient

Sofya Zaytseva, Applied Science Ph.D. student, is recipient of A&S Graduate Research Symposium Excellence in Scholarship Award.

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Moving pictures

Caitlin Lewis Smallwood ’88 directs a team of around 50 data scientists, engineers and mathematicians at Netflix in Los Gatos, California.

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Matthew Bondy ’17 Wins Best Paper Award

Matthew Bondy ’17, an International Relations major of William & Mary, received the Best Paper Presented as a Poster Award, among undergraduate presenters, from the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA).

Book Announcement

Life of Virginia Professor of Business and Affiliate of the Public Policy Program, Herrington Bryce has written a new book.

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Alumnus plays it forward with gift of cello

Jeffrey Doyon ‘85 donated a cello to the William & Mary Department of Music to repay its loan of one to him during his youth and while he was a student.

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Roessler Discusses Research

Roessler Discusses Research Experience in second Sudanese civil war in Government Lecture

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Faculty Spotlight: Donahue

Here's the next installment of "Faculty Spotlight" - showcasing our amazing faculty!

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Cowing's Award Winning Paper

Winner of the 2016 American Studies Association's Critical Disability Caucus Graduate Paper Competition!

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Renaissance Woman Zuber wins Jefferson Award

Since arriving at W&M in 1986, Zuber has quietly been pivotal to the teaching of writing, the pursuit of collaborative and interdisciplinary inquiry, internationalization and international students and to teaching of film and video production.

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W&M faculty in the media this month

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

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First batch of royal Georgian papers released

The first phase of the Georgian Papers Programme – roughly 33,000 digitized documents, including some penned by King George III regarding the American Revolution – will be publicly released and accessible at no cost beginning Saturday, Jan. 28. William & Mary and the Omohundro Institute are the primary U.S. partners on the international project.

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The college that's a university

Thomas Jefferson's honorary degree diploma, on loan from the Massachusetts Historical Society, will be on view at William & Mary’s Muscarelle Museum of Art at the beginning of February, providing a highlight for the 2017 Charter Day celebration on Feb. 10.

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W&M alumnus to serve in White House

William & Mary alumnus Vince Haley '88 will serve on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s White House policy team, according to announcement made Jan. 5.

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From bees to LEDs, grants support sustainability projects across W&M

The William & Mary Committee on Sustainability this fall awarded more than $50,000 in funding to faculty, students and staff for sustainability projects on campus and in the local community through Green Fee grants.

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Michael 'Pinball' Clemons to give Charter Day address on Feb. 10

Clemons '89, a former football star, is a member of the W&M Athletics and Canadian Football League halls of fame, and is in heavy demand as a motivational speaker. Longtime coach and administrator Millie West will receive an honorary degree that day.

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Shantá Hinton Receives William Small Award

The William Small Award for Faculty Excellence remembers the contributions of 18th-century professor and Thomas Jefferson teacher William Small