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Students Learn Political Science On the Ground

Government Professor Sean Burns: “Tunisia is the birthplace of the Arab Spring, and the one Arab Spring country that has successfully transitioned to democracy."

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Sad news: The Newton Trees are gone

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.

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The end of an odyssey

A wide-ranging interview with outgoing Provost Michael R. Halleran.

Distinguished Paper award at FSE '19

W&M researchers and their collaborators receive an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper award at the Foundations of Software Engineering conference.

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Completing the puzzle of a 19th century anomaly

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.

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Decoding Lake Matoaka’s sedimental history of the anthropocene

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.

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How trauma impacted Whitman's prose, psyche

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.

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In 'Nature': The role of climate change in armed conflict

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."

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A seat at the table

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.

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Heir apparent: Jay Jones '10 lives up to legacy of leadership

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.

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Réunion Artists Leave Lasting Impression

Professor Magali Compan (French and Francophone Studies) invited Kid Kreol and Boogie to campus for a five-day visit. They left a lasting impression.

Universities Grapple With Historical Ties To Slavery

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.

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W&M senior pens winning essay about cybersecurity in the age of 'Internet of Things'

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.

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Governor taps two graduates for summer fellowships

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.

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W&M computing mentorship for girls wins global service award for second year in a row

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.

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Glenn Close addresses W&M's Class of 2019

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.

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Plumeri Awards honor excellence

On Friday, May 3, the university honored the 2019 recipients for their outstanding achievements in teaching, research and service to the William & Mary community.

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‘Face the Nation’ now a W&M Commencement tradition

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.

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A D.C. Affair

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.

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A Pilgrim's Reward

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.

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A Government Two-fer in APSR

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.

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Two W&M juniors awarded Goldwater Scholarship

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.

Dan Parker Receives Grant from National Science Foundation

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.

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Peggy Agouris selected as William & Mary provost

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.

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The Center for African Development is bringing Africa to W&M

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.

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Undergraduate Kat Baganski Wins Student Paper Contest

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."

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2019 John H. Willis, Jr. Scholarship Recipient

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.

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Beto O'Rourke Visits W&M

2020 Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke visited William & Mary Tuesday the 16th of April to speak about his vision for America

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Settle takes Wakefield

William & Mary’s own Government Associate Professor Jamie Settle was recently awarded the distinguished Wakefield professorship

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Best of the Best on Diplomacy

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

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W&M’s ‘… & Mary’ looks back, forward at women students

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.

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W&M professor wins prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

Ronald Schechter, professor of history at William & Mary, has been awarded the 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Intellectual and Cultural History.

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Paid to Vote

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."

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Salley the Senator

Our very own Salley Rowe, the Government Department’s Administrative and Fiscal Coordinator, has been elected as Senator to Staff Assembly

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W&M professors analyze Jefferson Lab economic, intellectual impact

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.

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Igniting diverse scholars' interest in William & Mary

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.

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‘Whitechapel Arias' is a new twist on infamous murders

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.

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Lemon Project symposium focuses on 'Celebrating Legacies'

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.

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A reel fight to eliminate the stigma of women's periods

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.

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Kay Coles James to visit W&M on March 25

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.

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Civil Discourse in a Polarized Society

William & Mary Government Department Sponsors Session on “Civil Discourse in a Polarized Society, Led by National Expert, Dr. Christopher Phillips

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What the devil? Raft goes empty in annual debate

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.

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Historical marker for Bray School unveiled

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.

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At the GRS Symposium: When in Boston, stop into Mr. Abbot’s

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.

Michael Fairbanks, ’21 Wins the Socionomics Institute Prize

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

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New student group seeks dialogue with the city

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.

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Representation of Student Voices in The Gallery

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.

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W&M Lemon Project symposium tied to 1619 anniversary

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.

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Aura CuriAtlas to debut tarot card-themed performance

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.

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Tack Faculty Lecture to explore Marie Antoinette’s secret library

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.

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W&M's annual Raft Debate set for March 14

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.

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Trio completes their friend's book, with love and respect

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.

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Trumpet instructor’s new album expands on soundscapes

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.

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Crossroads with Professor Sasser

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.

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W&M team aces EU foreign policy competition

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.

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W&M's Rowan Lockwood receives Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award

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.

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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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Lawrence Wilkerson, joins Walter Isaacson of CNN on the latest episode of Amanpour

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GMOs not main culprit in monarch butterfly decline

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.

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Queen Mary II: A short reign, a lasting legacy for us

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.

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Road to Richmond: Student lobbyists advocate for W&M

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.

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Innovative leader Tandeciarz receives Jefferson Award

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.

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Victoria Belopolskaya visit

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

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Signature threads

William & Mary alumna Kiya Winston Tomlin '96 knows fashion.

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Inside Tucker Hall

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.

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New director of engagement joins Muscarelle

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.

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2019 Alumni Medallion recipients announced

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.

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Food without borders

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.

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Grace Perkins '14 is electrifying sub-Saharan Africa

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.

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Smart home security devices may be vulnerable to smart hackers

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.

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Students orginize first Classical Studies Colloquium

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.

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Using a CAREER award to turn over a new energy leaf

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.

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New course looks at long history of slavery

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.

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Book defends the value of face-to-face diplomacy

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.

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New Civil War memorial installed in Wren Building replaces Confederate iconography

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

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Using Data to Understand & Predict Human Behavior

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.

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Lab studies the science of picky eating

As any parent will tell you, there is an art to getting kids to eat vegetables. For Catherine Forestell, it is also a science.

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Blockchain innovation, from Williamsburg to South Korea

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.

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Brett Levanto, MPP '09, Testifies Before Congress

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.

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Sexuality in the History of Empires

"Sexual regimes accompanied political regimes as a means of controlling people, manipulating differences, and cementing power."

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COLL 300 "Bodies that Matter"

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.

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Jodi Kantor talks private lives becoming public with GSWS students

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.

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Meet Professor Eric Arias

The William & Mary Government Department is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Eric Arias

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New curriculum, initiatives modernize GSWS at W&M

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.

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Coastal Policy Conference highlights collaboration

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.

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W&M professors, students climb aboard history

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.

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Unraveling another secret of spider silk — it’s a cable!

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.

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We remember our colleague Bob Noonan (1944-2018).

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Women in CS: Taking the 'brogrammer' out of the algorithm

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.

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Government professor's book examines social media, polarization

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.

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Undergraduate Women Physicists to Convene on Campus

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.

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Inspiring storytelling: scholarships luncheon 2018

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.

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Settle Discusses Fake News

Professor Jaime Settle talks about "fake news" on public radio's With Good Reason program.

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W&M iGEM team decodes the signals of cells

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.

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Growing peace through education in Bosnia

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.

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One more reason to love the striped bass: antimicrobials

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.

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Tyler Lecture Series Symposium

Tyler Lecture Series Symposium on “After Charlottesville: Memorials, Monuments and Memory” (Blair 229, 3-5 pm)

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VMFA fellowships support W&M professor, student

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.

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Donaldson offers fresh take on young Hemingway's life, love

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.

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A Gift to Remember Sara

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.

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The Tuttle Legacy

Remembering Gerald "Jerry" L. Tuttle '90 and his scholarship that grants W&M students a chance to pursue their passion.

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Beijing Normal dance students visit W&M for academic exchange

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.

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Professor Vinson on BBC Radio

Professor Vinson recently gave an interview to BBC Radio on his new book, Albert Luthuli (2018).

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Got questions about Congressional whips? Evans' book has answers

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.

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Mordijck to lead U.S. Department of Energy milestone initiative

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.

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W&M is studying the future, now

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.

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Crusades class a hot ticket at W&M

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.

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Diverse cast brings 'The Children’s Hour' into modern era

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.

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Pocket full of sunshine

Pocket Sun '13 is changing venture capital. And she's only 27.

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In Memoriam: Dudley Jensen

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.

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Fall Tack Lecture rescheduled for Oct. 9

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.

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Meyers-Stern scholarship

Two Myers-Stern Scholarship winners describe their time studying in Israel.

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AidData study looks at impact of Chinese infrastructure projects

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.

New Books By Economics Department Faculty

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.

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W&M Provost to step down at end of academic year

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.

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A Camp Launch first

NyJey Pope is the first Camp Launch participant to attend William & Mary since the program began in 2012.

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In ‘Nature’: A nanoscale discovery with big implications

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.

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New Falls Prevention Program

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.

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A new way of thinking

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.

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W&M English major wins international Jane Austen essay contest

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.”

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Prof. Coleman Receives Graves Award

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.

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Investigating Uber's claim as an accident deterrent

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.

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Department of Energy awards William & Mary $1M for fusion research

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.

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Kristin Wustholz named 2018 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar

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.

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Pressler Gives Back to Vets

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.

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Philosophy professor examines passion versus reason

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.

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Students moved by modern memorials of Holocaust sites

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.

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Service project enlightens Kenyan, W&M students

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.

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With a name like Smucker's ...

In May 2016, Mark T. Smucker ’92 took the helm of The J.M. Smucker Company, based in Orrville, Ohio.

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Meeting Connects Classics Scholars and Ideas

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."