The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2019.
Government Professor Sean Burns: “Tunisia is the birthplace of the Arab Spring, and the one Arab Spring country that has successfully transitioned to democracy."
William & Mary’s Isaac Newton apple trees no longer stand outside Small Hall. The trees likely succumbed to a bacterial disease known as fire blight.
A wide-ranging interview with outgoing Provost Michael R. Halleran.
W&M researchers and their collaborators receive an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper award at the Foundations of Software Engineering conference.
W&M History Professor Christopher Grasso's upcoming book Teacher, Preacher, Soldier, Spy: The Civil Wars of John R. Kelso uses autobiographical manuscripts thought long lost to tell the full story of a Union guerrilla fighter in Missouri.
Sometimes bird banding is a rather sedate activity. You set up your mist nets a few steps away from your truck, open up a chair and wait. This was not that kind of banding trip.
A team of William & Mary geologists led by Jim Kaste and Nick Balascio has mined the time-capsule sediment of Lake Matoaka to find evidence that traces the development of the Industrial Revolution and the Age of the Automobile.
W&M Professor of English and American Studies Robert Scholnick's insightful research and writing on Walt Whitman has revealed the seismic change the great American poet underwent caused by the ordeals he experienced.
Exactly what size role does climate change play in civil unrest? A new study aims to find out. Philip Roessler, associate professor of government at William & Mary , is a co-author on the study, which was published today in the journal "Nature."
Ruth Jones Nichols ’96 says she uses her strong sociology background, which began at W&M, to guide her work as a social change advocate.
Jay Jones ’10 holds the seat in the Virginia legislature once held by his father, Jerrauld Jones, who is currently a judge on the Norfolk Circuit Court. His mother, Lyn Simmons, is also a judge, in the Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
Professor Magali Compan (French and Francophone Studies) invited Kid Kreol and Boogie to campus for a five-day visit. They left a lasting impression.
A report from the road: Dr. Lizabeth Allison and Shantá Hinton combined forces to take six students to the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology meeting.
In the past month, both the University of Bristol and the University of Cambridge in England have announced plans to research their historical links to slavery. But other universities, particularly in the United States, have been doing similar work for years. Among those universities are the College of William & Mary in Virginia and Sewanee: The University of the South in Tennessee.
Fulbright is the flagship educational exchange program that is sponsored by the U.S. government, and once again William & Mary students are among the prestigious award's recipients.
Luke Schwenke ’19, a Data Science major from Warren, Virginia, earned first place in the Intermediaries & Reinsurance Underwriters Association’s 2018 Scholars Program Essay Contest. His winning essay earned him a $10,000 top prize from the IRUA and publication in the most recent edition of their quarterly journal for insurance industry professionals, the Journal of Reinsurance.
Georgia Allin ’19 and Rachel Becker ’19 are among 28 students from Virginia universities or Virginia residents attending college outside of the commonwealth to be chosen.
William & Mary is in the process of creating a BA in linguistics making it the first in the state to offer a linguistics degree for undergraduates.
William & Mary’s Society of Women in Computing has been on a winning streak. For the second year in a row, the student group has received the Outstanding Community Service Award from the Association for Computing Machinery for their efforts to encourage middle school girls to become involved in computing.
Honorees from various facets of campus were recognized at Commencement May 11 as annual awards were presented to graduates, staff and faculty members.
It’s important to be kind, empathetic and maintain a healthy dose of skepticism, Glenn Close ’74, D.A. ’89 told William & Mary graduates Saturday morning in Zable Stadium.
On Friday, May 3, the university honored the 2019 recipients for their outstanding achievements in teaching, research and service to the William & Mary community.
For the seventh year in a row, Face the Nation, the CBS News national broadcast show, came to campus to interview former U.S. Secretary of Defense and current W&M Chancellor Robert M. Gates ’65 L.H.D. ’98.
Mik Stousland ’41 created W&M's first two honorary fellowship medallions; his son, Chris, has crafted the third, which will be given to Glenn Close Saturday.
Classes in William & Mary’s new certificate program in geospatial sciences will begin in the fall. The program recently received final approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).
Shalin Shah '19 and his twin brother, Shivan, completed their college degrees in the last four years while managing major health crises suffered by both of their parents.
Professor Larry Evans and Professor Mike Tierney took students to visit the Irish Embassy, North Ireland Bureau, the State Department, and the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
George Greenia has garnered a prestigious international award. In June he will travel to Mexico to receive the 2019 International Prize Grupo Compostela–Xunta de Galicia.
Lemon Project Director Jody Allen discusses the history of the project, its accomplishments and its goals for the future.
Four William & Mary ROTC cadets will be commissioned as officers in the U.S. Army during a ceremony May 10 at 12:30 p.m. in the Commonwealth Auditorium.
During her four years at William & Mary, Rhea Sharma ’19 has learned to recognize and appreciate the power of her own voice.
Students, alumni, colleagues, and friends convened a scholarly event to celebrate the career of John Oakley.
Those who love political science and love William & Mary should dive into the most recent issue of the American Political Science Review journal, which features articles by not one, but two of Government’s finest.
William & Mary’s Committee on Sustainability recently awarded 15 Green Fee grants totaling $94,846 for sustainability-related projects at the university.
William & Mary’s legacy of success with the Goldwater Scholarship Program continues in 2019 as two students have been named to the exclusive list of undergraduate scholars. Hana Warner ’20 and Grace Solini ‘20 are among just 496 undergraduate students nationwide to be named Goldwater Scholars in 2019.
William & Mary’s Board of Visitors approved a resolution to join a state-wide incentive to increase the number of Virginians earning computer science and related degrees.
A concept has been selected for the Memorial to African Americans Enslaved by William & Mary, President Katherine A. Rowe told the university’s Board of Visitors today.
Assistant professor of linguistics at William & Mary, Dan Parker, receives grant from the National Science Foundation to expand current research and better understand linguistic illusions and why they occur.
William & Mary Classical Studies Professor Vassiliki Panoussi’s new book explores the traditional, and not so traditional, ways that women held power in the patriarchal society of ancient Rome.
Victor Haskins, instructor of trumpet and jazz, was featured in Downbeat Magazine.
The offices of the William & Mary Washington Center came alive with the sounds of an alumni vocal community on April 9, as the W&M D.C. Semester Program and Department of Music co-hosted a visit by Ysaÿe Barnwell, W&M 1939 Maurine Stuart Dulin Artist in Residence.
Peggy Agouris, an award-winning scholar and researcher and dean of the College of Science at George Mason University, has been selected as William & Mary’s sixth provost, President Katherine A. Rowe announced today.
Jim Murray J.D. '74, LL.D. '00 and Bruce Murray recently expanded the program through a $1 million gift.
With the addition of Professor Iyabo Obasanjo as co-director, the increase of program offerings and larger presence within the COLL curriculum, the Center for African Development is on track to greatly expand its impact.
Once a William & Mary student, Brent Colburn '98, MPP '00, returned to campus recently as a teacher.
The Office of Sustainability and Facilities Management are working together to bring the community garden to its newest location, behind Dupont Hall.
Sophomore Kat Baganski wins student paper contest at the 2019 Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference with her paper “Bayesian Modelling of Meadowcroft Rockshelter’s Radiocarbon Sequence."
Samantha Boateng has just received the 2019 John H. Willis, Jr. Scholarship, which was established by the Willis family to honor “Jack” Willis, a distinguished professor and scholar of modern literature who taught in the English Dept. from 1959 to 2002.
Aida Campos has just received the 2019 Concord Traveling Scholarship for Creative Writers.
On Thursday, April 4, six student researchers arrived in Chicago, Illinois to present ongoing projects at the 2019 Midwest Political Science Association conference.
2020 Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke visited William & Mary Tuesday the 16th of April to speak about his vision for America
Professor Chitralekha Zutshi talks about the crisis in Kashmir and why tensions are escalating in the region
Latest Muscarelle exhibition "Objects of Ceremony" showcases WM Art History student curation.
William & Mary’s own Government Associate Professor Jamie Settle was recently awarded the distinguished Wakefield professorship
Professor Marcus Holmes’ new book Face to Face Diplomacy: Social Neuroscience and International Relations was awarded “Best Book on Diplomacy” by the Diplomatic Studies Section of the International Studies Association
W&M faculty and students have been working throughout the year to prepare for the release of thousands of declassified U.S. intelligence documents related to Argentina’s last dictatorship between 1976 and 1983.
A mere four years after his graduation from the College of William & Mary, Sam Pressler, the Founder and Executive Director of the Armed Services Arts Partnership, will be honored by the Department of Government as the Spring 2019 Baxter/Ward Fellow.
As part of W&M’s commemoration of 100 years of coeducation, a group of faculty and students collaborated this semester to create the devised theatre piece "... & Mary," which will be performed at the Wren Building April 17-20.
Ronald Schechter, professor of history at William & Mary, has been awarded the 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Intellectual and Cultural History.
Nathaniel Throckmorton was ruminating on the zero lower bound and had reached a point at which he needed William & Mary’s giant abacus.
Visiting assistant professor Jerry Watkins examines queer history in the South in his book "Queering the Redneck Riviera: Sexuality and the Rise of Florida Tourism
Government alum, Nicco Mele '99 has a co-authored op-ed in the Washington Post titled, "How do we get people to vote? Let's try financial incentives."
Our very own Salley Rowe, the Government Department’s Administrative and Fiscal Coordinator, has been elected as Senator to Staff Assembly
The Center for Balance and Aging Studies is conducting a set of analysis and intervention sessions at Williamsburg Landing, a Life Plan Community for those 62 and older.
Just how much the presence of the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility influences Hampton Roads, Virginia and the world is evident in two William & Mary professors’ recent economic impact study on the facility.
Tom Shannon '80 touched on a variety of topics during a three-day visit to William & Mary, including how to impact the world in the 21st century.
Fanchon Glover, the university’s chief diversity officer, invited 10 scholars from across the country to visit the campus recently, all-expenses-paid, as part of W&M's recruitment effort for diversifying faculty.
Nancy Schoenberger, who directs the university’s Creative Writing program, has coordinated with Elizabeth Wiley of Theater, Speech and Dance, Ryan Fletcher of the Department of Music’s opera workshop, and Mary Eason Fletcher of the Applied Music program, to tell the story of the five women Jack the Ripper killed in 1888.
The Linguistics department is hosting the Virginia Area Linguistics Conference on April 13th to highlight exemplary research and foster discussion in the greater Virginia Area
Kasey Sease, a Ph.D. candidate in the Lyon G. Tyler Department of History at William & Mary, was awarded a five-month predoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution Archives and the National Museum of American History.
William & Mary art students studying scale got to see every aspect of tiny objects writ large as they learned to use the scanning electron microscope in the Small Hall Makerspace.
Nick Balascio, an assistant professor in William & Mary’s Department of Geology, is a member of a group of scientists that found evidence that changes in the strength of AMOC can serve as an precursor to massive future climate changes.
This fall, Dr. Mark Kostro will be joining the Longwood University faculty as a tenure track Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology
Amanda Gibson is compiling evidence that traces today’s predatory financial practices to economic victimization of free and enslaved African Americans in the pre-emancipation South.
Continuing its powerful work in chronicling William & Mary’s history, the Lemon Project hosted its ninth annual spring symposium, “Celebrating Legacies, Constructing Futures: Four Hundred Years of Black Community and Culture,” on campus March 14-16.
Isaac Davis ’20 has been making films for a long time, but this one has special meaning to him.
Lila Sugerman, 16-year-old daughter of Andrew Sugerman ’93 and Sarah Sugerman ’92, won an Oscar for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for the film “Period. End of Sentence.” The film was part of the university's recent Global Film Festival.
Assistant Professor Harish has a new book published by The MIT Press
Kay Coles James, president of the Heritage Foundation, will visit William & Mary on March 25 for an event that is free and open to the public. James’ appearance is a spotlight event in the university’s celebration of 100 years of coeducation.
Virginia holds the unenviable distinction of being the only state in which the national controversy over public memorials to the Confederacy cost someone her life. The senseless murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville highlights the battles over memory and memorialization now raging in Virginia, the nation and throughout the world
Award-winning actress and William & Mary alumna Glenn Close ’74, D.A. ’89 will speak at the university’s 2019 Commencement ceremony, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. May 11 in Zable Stadium.
William & Mary Government Department Sponsors Session on “Civil Discourse in a Polarized Society, Led by National Expert, Dr. Christopher Phillips
Students, faculty and staff, and members of the community flooded the Chesapeake rooms in the Sadler Center on March 14 to watch the annual Raft Debate in which three professors, deserted on an imaginary island, represented their disciplines in an battle for a single spot on an imaginary raft.
William & Mary officials Friday morning revealed Virginia historical marker W-109 commemorating the spot where the Bray School — an 18th-century school for enslaved and free black children — was once located.
Sofya Zaytseva, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Applied Science at William & Mary, is working to engineer a better oyster reef.
This year's Sutlive Book Prize winner is Naor Ben-Yehoyada for his book The Mediterranean Incarnate.
David Marquis, a Ph.D. candidate, received the William & Mary Interdisciplinary Award for Excellence in Research for his paper “Tick, Tick, Boom: Dynamite, Cattle Ticks, and the Closing of the Southern Range.”
As the William & Mary women's basketball team enters play in the CAA tournament Wednesday, Bianca Boggs '19 leads the way in scoring points and by example.
Alexandra Macdonald has been looking into the 18th-century “theatre of consumption” that was Samuel Abbot’s shop and the retail culture of colonial America, where even the residents of Puritan Boston were interested in consumption.
New exhibitions, events and programming are planned at William & Mary’s Muscarelle Museum of Art this spring, including a student-curated exhibition.
William & Mary’s student-run hackathon returns to Swem Library with a new name, but bearing the same commitment to providing a welcoming, inclusive and sleep-free creative session.
The Department of Economics is very pleased to announce that this year's winner of the Socionomics Institute $1000 Prize was Michael Fairbanks, a student from Professor Peter Atwater’s ECON 150 course - Economic Confidence and Social Mood
The Student Residents Group has 32 members whose goal is to make its opinions known to city leaders and to enhance students' life experiences in and around Williamsburg.
Kathryn “Kay” H. Floyd ’05 has been selected to lead W&M’s Whole of Government Center of Excellence, which provides interagency training, research and other collaborative opportunities to government and military leaders around national security and other public policy issues.
When he first came to campus, Maxwell Cloe wanted to find a way to express his interest in literature. In his first semester, he found himself drawn to The Gallery for its focus on student submissions. As a student-run and student-focused publication, this literary magazine has become an outlet and a spotlight for art and creativity on campus. Through his work with this publication, Cloe has found a home that fosters his love for writing, while also a connection to others who share that love.
The event, titled “Celebrating Legacies, Constructing Futures: Four Hundred Years of Black Community and Culture,” will include a meeting of the Universities Studying Slavery consortium and a keynote address by Christy Coleman, chief executive officer of the American Civil War Museum, along with multiple panel discussions.
William & Mary faculty members who created a new dance and music work themed around tarot cards will premiere the piece next week when Aura CuriAtlas performs "The Fool and the World" March 9-10 at the Kimball Theatre.
Political analyst Ana Navarro visited W&M Feb. 25-26 to give a public lecture and meet with students and faculty as the spring 2019 Hunter B. Andrews Fellow.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers based at William & Mary has been drilling down on the workings of the pre-Bötzinger complex for more than a decade.
Ronald Schechter, professor of history at William & Mary, will deliver the spring 2019 Tack Faculty Lecture, “The Secret Library of Marie Antoinette: Revealing the Inner Life of a Conflicted Queen,” on March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium.
The old-fashioned strawberry is having a renaissance, thanks to new genetic research.
The 2019 Raft Debate, a much beloved William & Mary tradition, will be held at the Sadler Center in Chesapeake ABC, on March 14 at 6:30 p.m.
The SSRMC welcomed guest speaker Kelebogile Zvobgo to campus and held a panel alongside Professors Pickering and Roessler
Liz Barnes, Erin Minear and Erin Webster of the W&M English department picked up the pieces of deceased colleague Paula Blank's manuscript and stitched together a unique book on how to read Shakespeare.
Victor Haskins, instructor of trumpet and director of the Jazz Ensemble at William & Mary, would like listeners to experience music as a story, picture or emotion that can’t be limited to being called jazz — or even music.
On Friday the 15th of February, the William & Mary community had the privilege of hosting a TEDx event. Seven thought-provoking speakers showed up all hoping to spark discussions that would extend beyond the auditorium, including the Government Department’s own, Professor Jackson Sasser.
Three William & Mary students outlast 16 other prestigious universities to win the Schuman Challenge, a foreign policy contest for undergraduates hosted by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.
College of William and Mary Professor Robert Trent Vinson traces the life of Albert Luthuli, Africa’s first Nobel Peace Prize winner, in his most recent book “Albert Luthuli: Mandela Before Mandela.”
As a capstone to their fall semester, William & Mary students from Professor Christine Nemacheck’s senior seminar visited the U.S. Supreme Court in December
Jennifer Kahn is part of a worldwide group of scientists who are using archaeological data and ecological modeling to examine how different cultures use animal and plant taxa in diverse ways.
Rowan Lockwood is one of two William & Mary faculty to be honored with Virginia Outstanding Faculty Awards in 2019, along with W&M Law School’s Jeffrey Bellin, University Professor for Teaching Excellence.
Sofya Zaytseva, Applied Science Ph.D. student, is recipient of A&S Graduate Research Symposium Excellence in Scholarship Award.
Patricia Vahle, Mansfield Professor of Physics at William & Mary, will talk on “The Quest to Understand Neutrino Masses” at the annual meeting of the American Association of the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C.
SOAS Centre of Yoga Studies in London has invited Professor Mark McLaughin to present his lecture, "Samadhi Burial and the Continued Presence of the Realized Yogin," on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019.
SOAS Centre of Yoga Studies in London has invited Professor Mark McLaughin to present his lecture, "Samadhi Burial and the Continued Presence of the Realized Yogin," on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019.
During the 2019 William & Mary D.C. Winter Seminar in January, 21 students got a different perspective on how government works -- because it was shut down.
Sometimes, a few quick questions and some brainstorming are just the thing to jump-start your communication project.
Trinkle Hall at William & Mary was bustling with music, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit Feb. 1 in an event that highlighted the celebration of Black History Month and the collaboration of William & Mary students.
There was much more to Henry Hart's Villanelle honoring Katherine A. Rowe than you might think.
Associate Professor Jaime Settle has been invited to join the National Advisory Board of the American National Election Studies (ANES) for the 2020 election
Lawrence Wilkerson, joins Walter Isaacson of CNN on the latest episode of Amanpour
Jack Boyle, a post-doctorate Mellon Fellow at W&M, is lead author on a paper that shows GMOs are not the main culprit for the decline of the monarch butterfly, a finding that goes against claims made by scientists and activists for decades.
Between the ages of 27 and her death at 32, Queen Mary II navigated the line between her traditional duties (for the times) as wife to King William and regent overseeing the business of England when William was away waging war.
The Road to Richmond, sponsored by the W&M President’s Office and the Office of Government Relations, allows students to employ their voice and represent the university at the Virginia General Assembly.
Silvia Tandeciarz, chair of modern languages and literatures and professor of Hispanic studies at William & Mary, will be awarded the 2019 Thomas Jefferson Award at a Jan. 31 ceremony.
Global Film Festival will take place between January 31 and February 3, 2019 - Victoria Belopolskaya is one of GFF guests brought by Russian and Post Soviet Program
Florence “Flo” Glynn '19 will receive the 2019 James Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership.
William & Mary alumna Kiya Winston Tomlin '96 knows fashion.
We are excited to announce the publication of the inaugural issue of Inside Tucker Hall, the English Department newsletter, created by a team of student journalists, under the editorial direction of Professor Jennifer Putzi.
For 400 years, the history of race and gender in America has been in the making, starting with the women of Jamestowne, Falicity Wheless ‘18 suggests.
Two William & Mary Glauber Student Fellows examined trends as part of their research into the digital humanities.
Jackie Keshner ’19, an English major with a double minor in global business and economics, will be the student speaker for this year’s Charter Day ceremony.
William & Mary Professor of Theatre Laurie Wolf is re-examining William Shakespeare's plays for a new book.
There's something for everyone in the spring semester's cultural offerings at William & Mary.
Steve Prince, well known as a visiting artist at William & Mary, has joined the Muscarelle Museum of Art as its first director of engagement and distinguished artist in residence.
The highest and most prestigious award given by the Alumni Association, the Alumni Medallion recognizes outstanding alumni for commitment, dedication and assistance to William & Mary.
Every fall and spring since 2014, William & Mary has welcomed chefs from around the world. They have represented the cuisines of China, Chile, Netherlands, Ireland, Colombia, Poland, Russia, Sweden and Malaysia.
Laurie Sanderson is introducing her BIOL 456 students to 21st century concepts, skills and techniques using the tools and expertise in William & Mary’s makerspace facilities in Swem Library and Small Hall.
A William & Mary student is expected to be featured on NBC’s TODAY show as part of its weeklong series “Faithful.”
Annie Blazer, associate professor of religious studies at William & Mary, spent her research leave embedding herself in religious communities in her own neighborhood of Richmond's East End.
Grace Perkins ’14 is part of a U.S. government–led initiative to enable electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa by adding 30,000 megawatts of power generation and connecting 60 million new households and businesses to power by 2030.
The William & Mary Symphony Orchestra received third place in the American Prize competition.
Internet-connected computing objects collectively known as smart home products have become increasingly popular with consumers. The systems provide a bridge between the digital and physical worlds, which is convenient for automation, but risky for security, a team of W&M researchers has found.
Noah Lemos, Leslie and Naomi Legum Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at William & Mary, talks about his years working on the pesky problem of the repugnant conclusion.
Since spring 2008, the Green Fee program has funded more than $1 million worth of sustainability projects led by W&M students, faculty and staff, representing different aspects of sustainability on campus.
Baxter-Ward fellow Janice Allen Jackson, Class of 1985, returned to her alma mater and shared her accomplishments and advice.
Students in the Department of Classical Studies will be organizing and presenting the first Classical Studies Colloquium designed to showcase student research in the department.
The energy generated by mimicking photosynthesis has the potential to one day power everything from our electric grid to rockets, says William McNamara, an associate professor of chemistry at William & Mary.
Jessica Stephens, visiting assistant professor of classical studies William & Mary, is teaching a new course on comparative slavery from ancient to modern times this semester.
Marcus Holmes, associate professor of Government at William & Mary, has authored a new book, “Face to Face Diplomacy: Social Neuroscience and International Relations,” in which he credits social neuroscience for restoring face-to-face interaction as an effective diplomatic measure.
The Sir Christopher Wren Building is both the past and present face of the College of William and Mary. Through Convocation, Commencement, college tours and classes, the Wren Building and the memorials within it inform students and visitors on what the college stands for and stood for in the past. Nov. 9, 2018, a new memorial to the individuals associated with the College who fought in the Civil War
Researchers and scholars around the globe can now freely access nearly 100 years of William & Mary scholarship online in the university’s institutional repository, W&M ScholarWorks.
Scott Wilkinson has never been one to live by the status quo. Having graduated from William & Mary in 1994 and returning for his MBA in ’99, he says one thing he’s learned is that life is unpredictable and it’s important to seek out your interests.
As any parent will tell you, there is an art to getting kids to eat vegetables. For Catherine Forestell, it is also a science.
Troy Wiipongwii MPP ’18 and Professor Mike Tierney ’87, co-director of W&M’s Global Research Institute. joined forces on a project that uses a new technology to make foreign aid programs more efficient and effective.
Brett got to live out a policy maker's when he was asked to provide testimony at Congressional hearing on a topic he cares about and in which he was able to highlight a bill that he helped to draft.
Inside Out Theatre is a group devoted to exploring and sharing diversity in the student body through performance.
“To me it’s the science that matters,” Professor Saha said. “It’s a chance for the students to see how stunningly beautiful this field is to work in."
"Sexual regimes accompanied political regimes as a means of controlling people, manipulating differences, and cementing power."
As part of the on-campus COLL 300, students in the Introduction to Global Health course taught by Dr. Obasanjo, visited the Elmwood Cemetery in Norfolk. The purpose of the visit was to study the effect of the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1855 on the city and county of Norfolk.
Jodi Kantor, Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent for The New York Times, spoke with a William & Mary gender, sexuality and women's studies class Tuesday as part of her visit as the university's 2018 Hunter B. Andrews Fellow in American Politics.
David Armstrong studies a phenomenon that is ubiquitous in nature, yet only a few non-scientists know what it is.
William & Mary students majoring in any subject will once again have the opportunity to live and work in East Asia this summer, thanks to a grant from the Freeman Foundation.
William & Mary earns the top spot for study abroad for the second consecutive year.
William & Mary President Katherine A. Rowe today announced the adoption of the university’s first long-range, comprehensive Sustainability Plan.
The annual Grace Hopper Celebration aims to "support and inspire women to futher their careers, break boundaries, and transform the world of technology."
The William & Mary Government Department is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Eric Arias
What traditionally was known as women’s studies has changed and evolved, leading William & Mary’s Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program to do the same.
If there was one underlying current to William & Mary Law School’s sixth annual Virginia Coastal Policy Center Conference on “Building a Resilient Virginia,” it was collaboration.
Visiting Professor of English Kevin Kritsch and Professor Suzanne Hagedorn of Medieval and Renaissance studies accompanied students to Norfolk to see the world’s largest Viking sailing ship built in modern times. The excursion lent rarely available texture to their studies.
On Nov. 3, the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture at William & Mary organized a Wikistorm, a massive Wikipedia editing effort, to increase the number of pages about women.
A strand of spider silk is five times stronger than a steel cable of the same weight, said Hannes Schniepp of the Department of Applied Science at William & Mary. His lab has been unraveling the secrets behind the strength of the brown recluse spider.
A professor at William & Mary was recently honored for his work by the International Institute of Latin American Literature.
We remember our colleague Bob Noonan (1944-2018).
Virginia Tech, Newtown, Orlando, Las Vegas, Parkland, Tree of Life. These are my memories.
Today, women earn just 22 percent of computer science degrees, a number that has remained stagnant for the past decade. At William & Mary, there has been a different story. Women are earning computer science degrees at rates well above the national average.
Frenemies: How Social Media Polarizes America, is the culmination of William & Mary Associate Professor of Government Jaime Settle's years-long research into the impact of social media and political discourse in this country.
In 1918, William & Mary welcomed its first female residential students. A century later, the university is preparing to host its first Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics.
President Katherine A. Rowe announced that she will be leading the charge in William & Mary’s Affording Opportunity scholarships effort, in which the university is seeking an additional $100 million to meet its $350 million scholarships goal.
History department hosts lecture on events of Charlottesville, Charleston
This year, Homecoming had a political spin to it in light of the upcoming midterm elections.
Steven Pruitt ’06 has made a total of more than 2.5 million Wikipedia edits as of July 2 — the most of any Wikipedia editor.
Professor Jaime Settle talks about "fake news" on public radio's With Good Reason program.
W&M undergraduates in the SOMOS program used data collection to help a Dominican Republic community's call for improvement.
The William & Mary iGEM team is preparing to compete in the world’s largest synthetic biology competition for the fifth year in a row. The students have spent the past six months finding a multidisciplinary approach to cracking the code for how cells interpret signals.
Participants in William & Mary’s American Bosnian Collaboration Project spent part of last summer working with teachers and students in Sarajevo, continuing a tradition that is now 20 years old.
Faculty joined students for a discussion of the Kavanaugh Supreme Court testimony.
Is coverage of Islam in the western media always negative? Professor van der Veen finds some surprising results.
Professor Marc Edwards, hero of the Flint water crisis, discusses ethics with students.
A team of scientists at William & Mary led by Myriam Cotten is investigating a virtue of the striped bass: The fish contain biomolecules that have shown promise for therapeutic use in human medicine.
Tyler Lecture Series Symposium on “After Charlottesville: Memorials, Monuments and Memory” (Blair 229, 3-5 pm)
Potter Mike Jabbur, associate professor of art and art history at William & Mary, and painter Norah Peterson '22 received Virginia Museum of Fine Arts fellowships this year.
Scott Donaldson, the Louise G.T. Cooley Professor of English, Emeritus, at William & Mary, chronicles the tumultuous six-year marriage of Ernest Hemingway to Hadley Richardson, the woman he loved the most, in his new book, The Paris Husband.
A marketing person might call it “rebranding,” but the name change to the graduate program in the university’s Department of Psychological Sciences is better understood as recognition of a change in emphasis that was complete years ago.
Sara Nance, who passed away July 4, 1998 from cystic fibrosis, never got the chance to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer — but her parents, Judy P. Nance ’69 and Peter Nance ’66, are making that dream possible for others by funding the Sara E. Nance Professorship of English in her memory.
Remembering Gerald "Jerry" L. Tuttle '90 and his scholarship that grants W&M students a chance to pursue their passion.
The latest Tack Faculty Lecture, on Oct. 9, was given by Anne K. Rasmussen, an enthnomusicologist and the William M. and Annie B. Bickers Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at William & Mary.
As part of William & Mary's ongoing partnership with sister university Beijing Normal, dance students and faculty from BNU participated in workshops and master classes with W&M students and faculty, and gave a performance last weekend.
Those toads hopping jauntily around Williamsburg in their snazzy little backpacks are a work of science, not sorcery.
Religious Studies major Florence Glynn '19 works to help design a new course on "spirituality."
Professor Vinson recently gave an interview to BBC Radio on his new book, Albert Luthuli (2018).
An algorithm used to solve shipping problems, manage kidney exchanges and karyotype chromosomes will now be pairing William & Mary students with pre-major advisors.
In the run-up to this year’s Homecoming, William & Mary’s Department of Geology will be hosting a homecoming of their own to celebrate the department’s students and alumnae who identify as female.
William & Mary Government Professor C. Lawrence Evans, assisted by 50 W&M students, reviewed 30,000 photocopied documents of roll call votes, personal interviews with lawmakers and staff, as well as the personal papers of dozens of former House and Senate leaders, especially former whips.
The stuff we call “dirt” or “soil” or “earth” on Earth is known as “regolith” on the moon and Mars, but dust is dust wherever you go.
In both teaching and research Xin Conan-Wu, associate professor of art and art history at William & Mary, emphasizes how landscapes span time and place.
Victor Haskins Radio Interview with NCCU
At a September workshop, several dozen faculty explored the area of "engaged inclusion" and how they can model and teach students these skills in the classroom.
Saskia Mordijck, assistant professor of applied science, will serve as the global leader of the Joint Research Target for the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences, working with labs throughout the world to solve the complicated problem of refueling fusion reactions.
RPSS Monroe Scholars, Catherine Green and Callaway Sprinkle, present their summer research at the Summer Research Showcase.
President Katherine Rowe presided over The Future of Knowledge Tuesday, part of an ongoing effort by the new president to gather feedback from the William & Mary community around three themes: the future of knowledge, the future of work and the future of service.
History Professor Philip Daileader may not think he’s a rock star, but admission to his Crusades class has been one of the hottest tickets on the William & Mary campus for years.
William & Mary theatre's "The Children's Hour" will provide a fresh take on Lillian Hellman's 1935 play, which centers around the repercussions of a lie, during its Oct. 4-7 run at the Kimball Theatre.
William & Mary Libraries welcomes Morgan Davis as our new music & arts librarian
William & Mary paleontologist Rowan Lockwood is a member of a team of scientists that examined fossil record of shellfish that lived during a global warming event that occurred more than 50 million years ago.
Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 will be reappointed to a second seven-year term as William & Mary’s Chancellor, President Katherine A. Rowe announced today.
Pocket Sun '13 is changing venture capital. And she's only 27.
With heavy hearts, we report the recent (9/14/18) passing of Dudley Jensen. Mr. Jensen was an integral member of the William & Mary community both as a long-time faculty member of the Kinesiology Department, and as coach of the College’s varsity swim team. His loss will be deeply felt, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.
Professor Bruce Campbell is the 2018 Advisor of the Year.
The Tack Faculty Lecture on Oct. 9 will be delivered by Anne Rasmussen, professor of music and ethnomusicology and the Bickers Professor of Middle Eastern studies at William & Mary. She'll strip away the many misconceptions Westerners hold about music, women and the Muslim world.
Dan Cristol is beginning the 2018-19 academic year in a newly created position at William & Mary’s Roy R. Charles Center for Academic Excellence: faculty director of undergraduate research.
The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE).
Two Myers-Stern Scholarship winners describe their time studying in Israel.
Professor Blazer presents her exciting new research at the International Society for Media, Religion, and Culture meeting in April 2019.
Kathryn R. Eckler '19 explored the role that religion plays in the considerations of refugees and of the people of host countries.
In a new AidData Working Paper released Sept. 11, a team of economists and political scientists from William & Mary, Leibniz University Hannover, Heidelberg University, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg and Harvard University leverage a new geolocated dataset of Chinese Government-financed projects worldwide to evaluate how these investments alter the geographic distribution of economic activity within provinces and districts in low- and middle-income countries.
William & Mary ornithologist Dan Cristol has his own predictions on what Hurricane Florence will mean for birds and birders.
Economics department faculty had several books published this year. Please click the link above for more information on the newest publications of Berhanu Abegaz, Professor of Economics and Economics Department Chair and Donald E. Campbell, CSX Professor of Economics.
Alpha Psi Omega, William & Mary’s theatre honor fraternity based out of the theatre, speech and dance department, hosted the annual 24 Hour Play Festival this past weekend.
Simply known on campus as “The Provost,” Michael R. Halleran has announced he will step down from that position at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year to return to the classroom.
NyJey Pope is the first Camp Launch participant to attend William & Mary since the program began in 2012.
Maureen Fitzgerald, associate professor of religious studies at William & Mary, expanded her research on American religious nationalisms in response to current events and her students' interest in religious liberty in U.S. politics.
A recent discovery by William & Mary and University of Michigan researchers transforms our understanding of one of the most important laws of modern physics. The discovery has broad implications for science, impacting everything from nanotechnology to our understanding of the solar system.
The Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences is pleased to announce the establishment of the Center for Balance and Aging Studies (CBAS) headquartered at William & Mary. A new falls prevention program titled “Keeping You on Your Feet” is the inaugural program sponsored by CBAS.
Alexander Angelov, Associate Professor of Religious Studies won the 2018 Alumni Fellowship Award.
Numerous events commemorating 100 Years of Women at William & Mary are part of a full schedule of arts and entertainment.
Artisia Green ’00 knew she wanted to be a lawyer since she was 10 years old. But that childhood dream shifted during an unforgettable Theatre Studies class her freshman year at William & Mary.
This school year marks the 100th anniversary of coeducation at William & Mary.
We are delighted to announce that Kate Avery 2019 has been awarded first place in this year’s Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) essay contest (College/University division) for her essay, “Faithfully, Yours: Womanhood, Faith, and ‘A Woman’s Portion’ in Persuasion.”
The university continues to evolve in ways that impact positively on students, faculty and alumni.
While undergraduate classes start Aug. 29, some of the graduate schools have already begun.
Enthusiastic, passionate and innovative is how students and faculty describe Coleman’s teaching and mentoring. He received the Graves Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching at Commencement 2018.
It’s a case of acting differently when outmanned — or rather out-neutroned. Protons appear to get extra pep in their step when they’re outnumbered by neutrons in the atom’s nucleus.
Made possible by a collaboration between William & Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, students in the 2018 Summer Archaeological Field School are turning trash into treasure.
W&M student Brittany Young '20 spent her seven weeks as a fellow with the Summer Research Program sponsored by the Schroeder Center for Health Policy, looking into the impact of Uber on motor vehicle accidents in Virginia.
It’s a question that has vexed fusion scientists for decades: What would it take to refuel the sun? Now, thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy and a team of William & Mary researchers, we will be closer than ever to figuring it out.
Professor Jamel K Donnor, School of Education and Affiliate of American Studies was quoted in a recent NYT article.
William & Mary adds yet another Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar to its ranks as Kristin Wustholz, associate professor of chemistry, was selected as one of eight professors in the nation to receive the coveted award.
It’s a common comedy trope: the industrial production line that speeds up beyond the limits of the humans who must work on it.
Sam recognized the steep challenges that veterans face as they attempt to transition from the battlefield back to civilian life. His solution was to envision and then create a program, known as the Armed Services Arts Partnership.
Josh Puzey, assistant professor of biology, is the co-author of a study that links natural selection and genetic variation using wildflowers.
The museum is moving in preparation for The Martha Wren Briggs Center for the Visual Arts and the New Muscarelle Museum of Art.
William & Mary Philosophy Professor Elizabeth Radcliffe’s new book says both passion and reason are necessary for action, supporting the theory of 18th-century philosopher David Hume and disagreeing with those who argue against him.
These days Travis Harris is a Ph.D. candidate in American studies at William & Mary, researching in Africana studies at the intersection of religion and hip-hop.
The core labs of the Applied Research Center are open for science and engineering after relocation to the science buildings at William & Mary.
To the uninitiated, the back corner of ISC 1233 might be mistaken for a moonshiner’s still.
Research sponsored by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture at William & Mary has uncovered the first documented purchase of Jane Austen’s debut novel, "Sense and Sensibility."
William & Mary Associate Professor of Government Paula Pickering was part of research project that involved texting Uganda voters.
Philip Waggoner, recently published an article on the potential for constituents to influence the priorities of the legislators who represent them.
William & Mary students toured Holocaust sites this summer to look at the Third Reich, national socialism and the Jewish people in Germany and Prague through a modern lens.
Eleven W&M students just completed a five-week project in which they worked with Kenyan children ages 11 to 13 on health, hygiene and the value of prolonging their education.
William & Mary students participating in a study-abroad program in Cuba the week after Commencement got an up-close look at the education system in that nation, as well as its history and culture.
Yeast don’t have much of a social life; they’re single-celled fungi, after all. But yeast are, indeed, social.
In May 2016, Mark T. Smucker ’92 took the helm of The J.M. Smucker Company, based in Orrville, Ohio.
When 100 rising and senior scholars from across North America and Europe convened at William & Mary, "the room was packed and bustling with feedback and ideas."