The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2020.
As a student, Moesha Parsons ’20 founded Minorities in Medicine, a student organization for pre-med students of color. Though she has graduated, the organization will continue to support future students like her.
David Brashear was named director of the Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary, university officials announced.
William & Mary’s decision in early March to move all classes to a remote format in response to COVID-19 gave the newly created Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation an urgent purpose: Help faculty and students complete the semester.
Things are going to be different this fall in the core labs of William & Mary’s Applied Research Center. What won’t change is the dedication of the ARC staff to the research mission of the university and the commonwealth.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, William & Mary will have an in-person fall semester that starts early and ends before Thanksgiving, President Katherine A. Rowe announced in an email today.
W&M’s Ariel BenYishay contributes expertise in geospatial impact evaluation to a land titling paper recently published in the journal Nature Sustainability.
The geoBoundaries database is the product of three years of work by a group that consisted substantially of William & Mary undergraduates and recent alumni.
William & Mary community members from near and far joined together in a virtual candlelight vigil Tuesday evening.
A team of W&M researchers is conducting an online survey on how families are coping during the COVID-19 pandemic, and offering resources on what parents can do to support their children’s mental health.
As an officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Megan L. Casey ’04 evaluated hospital and clinic infection control practices in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak in 2014. Now she's taking her expertise stateside.
Philosophy faculty member Philip Swenson and Dustin Crummett ’12 were never at William & Mary at the same time, but their connection has now been forged in print by the publication of their co-authored paper.
Former Va. chief deputy A.G. succeeds Warren Buck, who transitions to advisory role
Art from Sybil Shainwald '48, LL.D. '19 will expand the collection of the Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary.
William & Mary Associate Professor of Sociology Deenesh Sohoni and Yosselin Turcios ’20 researched the deportation of U.S. military veterans who are non-citizens throughout Turcios’ four years at William & Mary and have had their paper accepted for publication.
A team of three William & Mary undergrads hit the back of the net this spring, scoring top honors in an international mathematics competition with their analysis of soccer team strategies.
The upheaval and restrictions of COVID-19 won’t stop undergraduate research over the summer at William & Mary. But prudence and social-distancing measures will make the experiences quite a bit different from previous years.
2019 PhD recipient Kristen Beales, currently Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Case Western Reserve University, was selected as this year’s recipient of William & Mary's Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences for "Spirited Exchanges: The Religion of the Marketplace in Early America."
Caylin Carbonell, a Ph.D. candidate in history at William & Mary, is completing a dissertation on New England households that challenges longstanding historiographic trends and reconsiders how to document the past.
Watch our 2020 graduates as they parade across our virtual stage.
Rogers '20 graduated Saturday and was elected to the Williamsburg City Council on Tuesday, putting his public policy degree to immediate use.
A team at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility led by a William & Mary physicist has made a significant advancement in physics understanding that represents a key step toward practical fusion energy.
Jonna Reinhardt ’07, M.B.A. ’20 served 10 years as an Army Ranger before returning to W&M. He was recently commissioned as a second lieutenant.
The seven alumni are among more than 2,100 U.S. citizens who received the Fulbright U.S. Student Program award in 2020. The prestigious award provides students the funding they need to study, research and teach abroad.
Heather Kenny, a biology master’s student at William & Mary, has spent the past two years studying the parenting behavior of bluebirds. Specifically, she is working to understand how human-made noise influences nesting and productivity.
Gerard Chouin recently participated in a Webinar run by the Medieval Academy of America, entitled "The Mother of All Pandemics: The State of Black Death Research in the Era of Covid-19." Gerard shared the virtual stage with other experts in the fields of bioarchaeology, genetics, climate history, literary studies, and art history.
On Saturday, May 16th, the Classical Studies class of 2020 was sent off with a on-line ceremony.
Former W&M provost Michael Halleran will return to teaching this fall as NEH Professor of Classical Studies.
William & Mary’s Class of 2020 received words of encouragement and advice from not just one Commencement speaker this year, but many as the university hosted its first virtual degree-conferral ceremony.
William & Mary’s Board of Visitors voted Tuesday to re-elect John E. Littel P '22 as rector and William H. Payne II '01 as vice rector of the governing body of the university. Additionally, Barbara L. Johnson J.D. '84 was elected as secretary of the board.
Graduation looks different this spring semester. We may not be able to gather in person for commencement yet, but that doesn't diminish the great accomplishments of our graduates. The faculty and staff from the College of William & Mary are sending their congratulations and best wishes to the Class of 2020.
Several awards are presented annually to graduates, staff and faculty members during the William & Mary Commencement ceremony.
Patrick Abboud ’20 is looking at his world through new eyes this spring.
On May 16, William & Mary will mark the day that was previously reserved for this year’s Commencement exercises with its first-ever virtual conferral ceremony. The university plans to celebrate 2020 graduates in-person in the fall.
William & Mary will make standardized test scores optional for undergraduate applicants in the 2020-2021 admission cycle under a new three-year pilot program that responds immediately to difficulties high school students are facing in scheduling the standardized tests.
Most students hope for an A for their midterm projects. Thomas Vandiver ’13 got a whole business from his.
Students in W&M's intermediate and advanced Latin classes won 13 awards in the most recent National Latin Translation Exam.
W&M undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students found extraordinary success this year in winning admission to graduate school.
Bit by bit, byte by byte, artificial intelligence has been working its way into public consciousness and into everyday computer use.
The William & Mary Committee on Sustainability has announced the spring 2020 Green Fee awards, which will be awarded to seven campus projects.
Francis Tanglao Aguas had wanted to stage “Rolling the R’s” for years and never could have imagined the circumstances under which he would do so.
Persons within and outside the William & Mary community have donated an assortment of works to document what life has been like during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Having completed a month-long mission of helping New York City hospitals that were overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, the USNS Comfort has sailed back to Virginia with about 600 doctors, nurses and other crew members, including Dr. A. Scott Morris ’10, a lieutenant in the Navy’s Medical Corps and an alumnus of William & Mary.
Jessica Johnson, visiting assistant professor of religious studies at William & Mary, has covered quite a bit in her two courses this spring: new religious movements in America and a new one — gender, sexuality and religion in America.
At a time when more than 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, William & Mary’s career development leaders are collaborating to share information and leverage resources across different departments and schools.
CBS News White House Correspondent Weijia Jiang '05 recently joined David Culver ‘09, an international correspondent for CNN, for a special installment of President Katherine A. Rowe’s Community Conversation series.
Back in February, virologist Kurt Williamson answered questions about COVID-19 when the outbreak was beginning to spread. We asked him to take another look at the coronavirus pandemic.
Congratulations to our graduate student Caroline Watson, who recently co-authored an article in American Antiquity on socio-economic interactions of Piedmont Village Tradition communities in Southeastern North America.
Some William & Mary students elected to return to Williamsburg to serve at area hospitals as EMTs and scribes.
Angele Maricar on the rights of refugees
Two RPSS seniors, Catherine Green and Reid Nagurka, will be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa on May 2, 2020. Congratulations!
Technological advances are allowing archaeologists to take a wider, yet closer, look at ancient sites, opening up long-hidden evidence about the societies of the people who lived there.
In early February, while most Americans were still going about their usual daily routines, Dr. Jennifer Primeggia ’02 and her fellow physicians working in infectious diseases at Virginia Hospital Center near Washington, D.C., were preparing for an influx of patients with COVID-19.
The beam is off, but high energy physics research is very much on at one of the world’s premier particle physics labs —and William & Mary physicists are among those monitoring the still-active NOvA neutrino detectors.
The W&M Student Literary Awards are an annual contest recognizing achievement in student writing, sponsored by the Creative Writing program and the Department of English. The awards are open to all William & Mary students. Independent judges decide winners and runners-up in each of five categories: Group of Poems, Short Fiction, Single Poem, Creative Nonfiction and Drama/Screenwriting.
Four of our Russian students received honorary mentions for ACTR Essay Contest!!!
A new study by Zach Conrad, assistant professor in William & Mary’s Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences, finds that the average American consumer spends roughly $1,300 per year on food that ends up being wasted.
Two decades or so before the great California gold rush, there was a smaller, but still considerable, excitement surrounding the precious metal in Georgia.
Middle Eastern Music Ensemble Hosts Syrian-American Hip Hop Artist and Activist, OMAR OFFENDUM, November 22, 2019
AMES HOSTS OPEN HOUSE, MARCH 2, 2020 TO CELEBRATE THE NEW AMES/APIA LIBRARY
Grace Kier ’20 has received a scholarship from the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
The William & Mary alumnus will celebrate a century of life on Sept. 8.
Two Arts & Sciences faculty members were recently recognized for their service to their colleagues and W&M.
For her research into the underlying neurobiology of attentional processing in the context of schizophrenia drug discovery, Eden Maness is the recipient of the William & Mary Graduate Studies Advisory Board Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Natural and Computational Sciences.
One of many things that the COVID-19 pandemic will be remembered for is the introduction of the term “social distancing” to the global lexicon. For bird behaviorists, the term and its variants have been in use for over a century.
Let's congratulate RPSS winners of prestigious 2020 Fulbright Scholarships
Let's congratulate our wonderful students!!!
The research lab of Patty Zwollo, an immunologist and professor of biology at William & Mary, has discovered that just as whales swallow plastic thinking it’s food, some cellular components of the immune system in fish “swallow” bits of microplastic that they mistake for invading pathogens.
Audrey Horning has been recognized as an exemplary mentor to A&S graduate students.
Carrie Dolan, kinesiology and health sciences professor at William & Mary, has a unique perspective on being a student during a crisis and having to leave campus behind.
Professors examine best practices for online instruction and students consider new habits for learning, all the while considering the unique challenges that everybody is facing.
Highland appeared in the French newspaper Le Monde on March 27 and 28, 2020. This coverage features recent conversations with the descendants of men and women enslaved at Highland.
Adwait Jog, an assistant professor in William & Mary’s Department of Computer Science, is working to make computers more efficient by improving the architecture of the machines, necessary for computational handling of projects ranging from machine learning to genomics.
An entrepreneurial, engineering-based mindset allowed one William & Mary class to make a real contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic during its second week of online instruction.
Some good news: The eagle population of the James River alone has exceeded the repopulation goal for the entire Chesapeake Bay.
Michelle Lelièvre, associate professor of anthropology and American studies at William & Mary, was recently named a Frederick Burkhardt Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies.
Specializing in game play and how it helps us with communication, William & Mary Senior Lecturer of Speech Michele King makes playing board games part of her students' classroom experience.
Jeremy Pope, associate professor of history and faculty affiliate in classical studies, has created a unique opportunity for students to learn the Egyptian language at William & Mary.
William & Mary’s move to modified academic operations is prompting departments to look into alternative ways of conducting dissertation defenses of Ph.D. candidates.
As a research lab of the university’s Global Research Institute, AidData facilitates innovative research projects that bring students and faculty together to solve global problems.
If Leah Shaw gets any time to herself during this period of social distancing, she plans to run a simulation — on social distancing.
Through his dedication, Professor Palmer developed generations of informed, imaginative, and energetic theatre practitioners, sending dozens of students forward to pursue advanced study. His generosity as a mentor and an academic advisor are well documented, and his high standards inform the work of his students and professional colleagues today. His former students are now teaching, writing, performing and creating theatre all over the country.
With panic buying affecting grocery stores throughout the country, we spoke with Zach Conrad, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences, to discuss ways to food shop effectively.
The staff at William & Mary’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute found themselves in a bit of a quandary as guidelines for social isolation were announced during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Maria Donoghue Velleca, an accomplished scholar and award-winning educator who served as senior associate dean for faculty affairs and strategic planning at Georgetown University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been selected as William & Mary’s dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, President Katherine A. Rowe announced today.
Peter Atwater, founder of Financial Insyghts and an adjunct professor of economics at William & Mary, says things are likely to begin to trend upward again.
Hosted in D.C., the Winter Simulation Conference showcases leading-edge developments in simulation modeling and analysis methodology alongside application areas.
It was the first day of class, and Beverly Sher had a question for the William & Mary freshmen enrolled in her Emerging Diseases class. “I asked, ‘Have you guys been reading about this coronavirus?’”
Although he did not attend William & Mary himself, L. Clifford Schroeder, Sr. had a strong love of the College and took great pride in what W&M students can do to address pressing problems affecting society.
Investigating America at the International Criminal Court
Are nations with women leaders more or less likely to go to war with other nations?
Dr. Joseph Blankholm of UC-Riverside spoke at W&M Feb 26th. Being secular does not always mean being nonreligious. Deconverting from Judaism, for instance, does not simply unmark a person as Jewish, which remains a cultural or ethnic identity even after rejecting religion. Like secular Jews, ex-Muslims face unique challenges, and being betwixt and between is awkward. These secular misfits are creating new and important ways of being secular and religious that are not properly either. Bursting the seams of these categories, they help us see clearly their construction.
Through February, two W&M professors spoke to the Williamsburg community as a part of a local organization's Great Decisions Series.
Dr. Kahn was named a 2020 Reves Faculty Fellowship for her work on Polynesian Chiefdoms.
Dr. Horning received a Draper's Faculty Fellowship through the Reves Center for her work on the archaeology of the Draper's Company Plantation Village of Moneymore, Ireland.
Hermine Pinson, the Margaret Hamilton Professor of English and Africana Studies at W&M, will explore some of her favorite pieces of work in the spring 2020 Tack Faculty Lecture
In December 2019, William & Mary’s Office of Academic Advising received thrilling news.
William & Mary's 2020 Raft Debate will be held in the Sadler Center's Commonwealth Auditorium March 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Jon Kay, a visiting assistant professor of geology at William & Mary, is using the hypothetical situation Matt Damon’s character finds himself in — being stranded on Mars and forced to grow his own food — as a real research question for students in his new COLL 150 class Science and Science Fiction.
OI Executive Director Karin Wulf will moderate a panel of early American historians on Friday, March 6, at an event organized by the New York Times.
The 19th annual Graduate Research Symposium will be held in the Sadler Center at William & Mary March 20-21.
For many William & Mary students, the first weekend of the Spring 2020 semester meant easing back into the routine of campus life after the winter break. But for nearly two dozen William & Mary students, that first Friday afternoon was the start of a deep dive into one of the most serious challenges facing the U.S. and other aging societies: How do individual families and the country as a whole pay for the long-term care that so many aged and disabled persons need?
On Tuesday, February 27 Department of Anthropology M.A./Ph.D. graduate student Taylor Triplett received the S. Laurie Sanderson Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences.
When four W&M undergraduate students were invited to present their research at a national meeting, the A&S Annual Fund helped to make it happen.
A persistent mystery surrounding one of William & Mary’s most treasured possessions apparently has been solved, by a 19-year-old sophomore.
Over Thanksgiving break, Professor Arzuaga traveled to Mexico for the 2019 Adorno Conference, “Critical Theory: 50 Years After Adorno.” Arzuaga and his colleagues set out to discuss and reflect upon capitalist society through the lens of Theodor W. Adorno.
In the first direct probes of the core of the nuclear interaction, researchers find that leading theories on interactions between protons and neutrons describe them well, even in conditions where the protons and neutrons strongly overlap, such as in neutron stars.
Founded in 1693, William & Mary has been called "the Alma Mater of the Nation." However, just like the U.S., its track record on race is complicated — but these women are setting the record straight.
William & Mary students, scholars and community members gathered Jan. 31 to celebrate the launch of the International Justice Lab at the university with a roundtable discussion on “International Law and Justice: Challenges and Challengers in the 21st Century.”
William & Mary’s 10th annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium will center on the theme of “When and Where They Enter: Four Centuries of Black Women in America.”
Geographer explains industry and coming changes during W&M lecture
Kurt Williamson is a virologist, an associate professor in William & Mary’s Department of Biology who specializes in the study of viruses. He offers some scientific context for the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
Undergraduates working in a lab inside the Integrated Science Center are currently studying ways to foster constructive dialogue in an era of increased partisan divide.
No one would describe Alexis Coe’s unconventional biography of conventional biographical subject George Washington as boring. Starting with its cover illustration, a playful Washington grinning at the reader, You Never Forget Your First is a wink of sorts, at Washington biography and at the ways that Americans have very consistently misremembered the first president.
Leandra Parris, assistant professor of school psychology at William & Mary, has developed the first scale to measure social media rumination in adolescents.
William & Mary computer scientist Evgenia Smirni has been elected to the 2020 class of fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Sociology Professor Jennifer Bickham Mendez and Katherine Barko-Alva, assistant professor of English as a second language/bilingual education, continue to find ways to work together and help each other across disciplines.
William & Mary’s Global Film Festival included a documentary and accompanying conversation about gerrymandering in Virginia and the nation.
This past July, Professor Jaime Settle and four students from the Social Networking and Political Psychology (SNaPP Lab) traveled to Montreal to share their research at an international conference.
W&M senior lecturer Bella Ginzbursky-Blum was awarded the 2019 Excellence in Teaching (Post-Secondary) Award from the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages.
At the 53rd Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology in Boston from January 8-11, Dr. Ashley Atkins received the Kathleen Kirk Gilmore Dissertation Award.
That natural, bee-produced sweetener you stir into your tea and lavish on your toast may be laced with cesium-137.
Led by Professor Rani Mullen, students in the Statebuilding in Afghanistan seminar were given the opportunity to meet with leading regional specialists in Washington, D.C. this past Fall.
Foreign Policy conducted an essay contest that asked this question: how should US engagement with Russia change to improve global security? Grace Kier had the answer.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) LL.D. ’06 will join William & Mary Chancellor Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 for a discussion on “Crucibles of Leadership: U.S. Foreign Policy Past, Present and Future” at the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium Feb. 6.
The leaders of William & Mary’s Institute for Integrative Conservation envision their nascent enterprise as a smooth pathway to the empowerment of students with the knowledge and skills to engage in the knotty environmental issues of the 21st century.
Grace Solini, a member of William & Mary’s class of 2020, will receive the Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy.
"Priests of the Law: Roman Law and the Making of the Common Law’s First Professionals," reflects William & Mary Law Professor Thomas J. McSweeney’s background as both legal scholar and historian.
Leslie Cochrane, senior lecturer of English and linguistics at William & Mary, will be awarded the 2020 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award at a Jan. 29 ceremony.
Heather Macdonald, Chancellor Professor of Geology at William & Mary, will be awarded the 2020 Thomas Jefferson Award at a Jan. 29 ceremony.
Road to Richmond, sponsored by the W&M President’s Office and the Office of Government Relations, offers students a platform to represent their interests before members of the Virginia General Assembly.
Please read an update from AMES Director, Anne Rasmussen about the third iteration of the interdisciplinary Study Abroad trip to Oman
Tanner Braman '20, a senior from Seattle, has been picked as this year’s student speaker for Charter Day.
Attendees can experience a wide variety of topics, sights and sounds during the spring semester's arts happenings at William & Mary.
The second oldest institution of higher education in the United States and oldest university in Scotland broaden relationship with new summer study abroad program.
Tommy Orange, author of bestselling novel "There There," is scheduled to visit W&M's campus Thursday and Friday.
The bottle was recovered as part of an archaeological dig at the Civil War-era site of Redoubt 9, which today is more commonly known as exits 238 to 242 of I-64 in York County.
William & Mary will honor the new executive director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a former U.S. ambassador and a former rector of the university during its 2020 Charter Day ceremony.
William & Mary alumna Evin Dogu '02 envisions Sub Rosa as more than just a bakery, but also a community gathering place.
The Japanese swordsmiths didn’t discuss the secrets of their craft and neither does the brown recluse spider.
The 13th annual W&M Global Film Festival will feature films from around the world, including many influenced by William & Mary graduates.
Kristen Popham '20 and Government and American Studies Professor Simon Stow co-authored a chapter for an upcoming book titled "The Cold War and American Life."
Congratulations to Grace Kier! The winner of super prestigious Foreign Policy essay contest on U.S.-Russia relations.
Merging the grueling physical and competitive aspects of sports with their religious faith makes athletics the perfect arena in some respects for evangelical Christians, contends William & Mary Associate Professor of Religious Studies Annie Blazer.
Maloni Wright ’21 and William & Mary Associate Professor of Theatrical Design Matthew Allar have used their research collaboration in scenic design to bring stories to life.
A mystery man wearing a William & Mary sweatshirt was spotted recently during the screening of a video in one of Professor Frederick Corney's history classes. Was this a student? Corney would love to know.
Professor Anya Lunden was recognized by the The Global Community for Academic Advising for Excellence in Advising
Listen to an interview with Professor Alicia Andrzejewski on "With Good Reason," and learn all about Shakespeare's non-traditional families - just in time for the holidays.
The DOG Street Journal recently profiled Professor Brian Castleberry. Read all about his new novel, his teaching, and the time he met Beyoncé.
William & Mary students are collaborating with faculty and business leaders to not just develop start-ups, but to develop themselves into entrepreneurial thinkers at the university’s new entrepreneurship hub.
An extraordinary new volume reframes the history of the W&M Brafferton Indian School.
Suzanne Hagedorn, associate professor of English and affiliated faculty with the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program at William & Mary, has been researching St. William ever since a trip to Rochester Cathedral in England three years ago.
Molly Mitchell of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science has earned an Early Career Leadership Award from the US CLIVAR Program for her efforts to develop and share sea-level forecasts and other planning tools with coastal risk managers and emergency responders in Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region.
Lamar Shambley '10 founded Teens of Color Abroad, a nonprofit that offers language immersion study abroad programs to high school students of color, to provide the same opportunities to others.
Congratulations to Grace Kier for receiving the prestigious 2019 Ann Callahan Chappell Award
AidData, a research lab at William & Mary, today released new data and analysis capturing the results of China’s strategic public diplomacy efforts in 13 countries of South and Central Asia.
William & Mary physicists discovered a secret to superconductivity in twisted bilayer graphene — and it has to do with the way electrons "dance."
A team of William & Mary students was talking about project ideas. “We were asking, well what would you want a robot to do?" said Aidan Connor ’22. "Someone said, ‘Solve math problems.’ So...”
William & Mary geologist Nicholas Balascio will receive the Outstanding Faculty Award, the commonwealth’s highest honor for instructors at Virginia’s institutions of higher education, public and private.
It’s been a busy fall for Phaedra McNorton with W&M’s staging of “A Chorus Line” and preparation for winter holiday performances in her other roles in the local community.
Competing independently for only the second year, William & Mary finishes second at the All-American Brigade Ranger Challenge to qualify for the exclusive Sandhurst Military Skills Competition
Psychology Alumna Rachel Miller-Slough credits Professor Janice Zeman with influencing her career path choice as a Clinical Child Psychologist.
A William & Mary alumnus has earned an international graduate fellowship and will join rising leaders from around the world for a year of study in China.
William & Mary Associate Professor Robert S. Leventhal researched the emergence of the case history in his new book, "Making the Case: Narrative Psychological Case Histories and the Invention of Individuality in Germany, 1750-1800."
Timothy Boycott, a graduate student in the Department of Biology at William & Mary, was recently awarded the Christine Stevens Wildlife Award from the Animal Welfare Institute.
William & Mary has received a $19.3 million gift from an alumna who wishes to remain anonymous to establish a landmark Institute for Integrative Conservation.
William & Mary and the University of Virginia have committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030, the universities announced today.
Digital technology can pervade gatherings, and families may best manage the thorny issue during the holidays by discussing it beforehand and reaching a consensus, according to William & Mary Sociology Professor Kathleen Jenkins.
A team led by William & Mary physicist Shiwei Zhang has been allocated supercomputer time on a machine at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Professor Grewal set out to examine whether there exists causal link between economic strain and voting for Islamist parties in a recently published paper
With holiday meals on the horizon, we sat down with Zach Conrad, assistant professor of nutrition in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences, to discuss ways to reduce food waste.
Dan Cristol, a professor in the Department of Biology at William & Mary, will publish his 200th “Birding” column in the Virginia Gazette on November 23.
Oysters once dominated the ecosystem of the Chesapeake Bay, and it would be difficult, if not impossible, for the Bay to return to full ecological health without restoring Crassotrea virginica to its glory days of the Chesapeake’s apex filterer.
The Office of Community Engagement hosted a productive round-table looking at the logistics of Medicaid coverage and its expansion as a result of new political realities in the state
The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2019.
Steve Prince, director of engagement and distinguished artist in residence at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, completed his yearlong Links Steamroller Project Nov. 7 beside the Wren Building.
William & Mary physicist Irina Novikova has been elected to the 2020 class of Fellows of the Optical Society (OSA).
After a medical retirement from injuries sustained during his service, Charles “Chuck” Williamson ’21 found himself at a crossroads.
It’s a region that has a reputation of being the Wild West of Hawaii and it offers lessons for future generations about how to subsist in a changing climate.
Professor Jenkins spoke at the Religious Studies brown bag lecture series about her ethnographic research, exploring the experiences of parents and young adult children who walk the Camino de Santiago in northwest Spain. She shared stories of families who invest in the Camino as a practice for building intimacy.
William & Mary will receive more than $1.3 million annually in additional state support as part of a bipartisan initiative designed to generate 25,000 additional computer science degrees in Virginia by 2039.
Gayle Murchison, associate professor of music at William & Mary, continues a career-long arc of circling back to study American jazz musician Mary Lou Williams.
William & Mary assistant English professor Jon Pineda recently won a Library of Virginia Literary Award for his novel "Let's No One Get Hurt."
Jane Cooley Fruehwirth '00 featured on Morning Edition with Shankar Vedantam
William & Mary Associate Professor Omiyẹmi Artisia Green's "Dance of the Orcas," which she has termed a choreo-ritual that incorporates dance, music and prose, will be performed Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. at the Commonwealth Auditorium.
Willie Anne Wright ’45 discovered pinhole photography by chance. Or perhaps it was fate.
William & Mary Associate Professor of Philosophy Chris Tucker is looking at how people weigh reasons when making decisions, and how they might do it more effectively.
30 years after the Tiananmen Massacre, Wang Dan, a history student at the time, speaks about his own work in support of Chinese democracy.
Government hosts talk and discussion with Chinese democracy leader Wang Dan
Each year, the Alumni Association honors five professors in the early stages of their careers who exemplify teaching excellence at William & Mary.
New research labs launch
Rachel Oberman got a call one Thursday evening during her sophomore year. A presentation for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation needed corrected boundary maps for all countries in the world. By Monday.
David Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University, gave a lecture drawing from material in his recent book, Moral Leadership for a Divided Age.
The next big thing in materials science may already be here – and it’s clogging up your showerhead.
Government alumna Margaret Dene on Jordan's future
Professor of art history, Charles Palermo, helped craft a petition that played an important part in the fight to save a '30s fresco cycle from destruction in San Francisco.
At two public events, W&M faculty presented their research and engaged audiences in lively discussions of "otherness."
They are ubiquitous, nearly invisible and may determine the future of our planet. Known as aerosols, the small specks of matter can be found in nearly every ecosystem, but are tough to study in the wild. A team of students could change that.
"The Whips: Building Party Coalitions in Congress" was awarded the Richard F. Fenno Jr. Prize by the American Political Science Association.
An introduction to Visiting Assistant Professor Semiha Topal
Pi Sigma Alpha (PSA) received the Best Chapter Award for 2018-2019.
“Building on the Legacy: African Americans at William & Mary,” an illustrated history, was written by Jacquelyn McLendon, professor of English, emerita, and was released this month.
A new paper by faculty and students looks at the relationship among deer, a single species of tick and a single tick-borne disease.
Recently Troy Wiipongwii, MPP '18, and Ingo Keilitz, visiting Professor of Public Policy, travelled to Nur-Sultan Kazakhstan for the International Association of Court Administrators at the Supreme Court.
Twenty William & Mary students departed for internships in Asia this summer through the Freeman Intern Fellowship Program. They returned with souvenirs in their suitcase, professional work experience on their resume and a better understanding of the career path in their future. The Freeman Intern Fellowship program places undergraduates in structured summer internship opportunities throughout East Asia. Locations include Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore, Seoul, the Philippines, and many more. Each student receives around $5,000 to defray living and travel expenses.
Development and Chinese aid to Africa
A group of volunteers joined forces to clear out the Japanese stilt grass from William & Mary’s Crim Dell. It’s part of a continuing effort to rid Crim Dell of invasive plants and return native species of vegetation to the university landmark.
William & Mary alum Dr. Randi Moore joins the Linguistics Program for the 2019-2020 school year.
More than three dozen women and men donning bonnets and top hats visited Swem Library last week in search of new insights into their favorite author, Jane Austen.
William & Mary is taking a university-wide approach to diversity and inclusion following task force reports by each of its five schools: Arts & Sciences, the W&M School of Education, W&M Law School, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
William & Mary sociology students are starting the third year of developing and implementing lessons for an after-school club at nearby Matthew Whaley Elementary School.
Profile of Visiting Assistant Professor Jessica Johnson
With impeachment in the news, W&M News sat down with historian Karin Wulf to discuss the origin of the impeachment process outlined in the U.S. Constitution.
The key to developing secure technology for the future may hinge on making life a little easier for software engineers today.
The ABC project is a unique international research opportunity for students interested in making a difference in the world and getting to know another culture in depth and up close. Students focus on testing educational approaches to teach English and media skills to help bridge cultural differences in the region.
We can learn a lot from excavating archaeological sites. But that's just one of many ways our students and faculty reveal the past.
Madeline Gunter Bassett will use funding from a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant to spend three months surveying and mapping archaeological sites in southeastern Djibouti.
English faculty member Deborah Morse will give fall Tack Lecture, “Liberating Black Beauty: A narrative on animal rights, gender, race and nation,” on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium.
With help from the Charles Center, a William & Mary student researcher spent the summer studying a little-known population of turtles on the York River. She will soon present her study at a symposium of conservation experts.
Welcome to Government Department Prof. Fiona Shen-Bayh
R. Benedito Ferrão, an assistant professor of English and Asian & Pacific Islander American studies, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to India in the field of literature.
Welcome to Government Department Prof. Fiona Shen-Bayh
Xu Liu has received a 2019 IEEE Computer Society TCHPC Early Career Researchers Award for Excellence in High Performance Computing.
When Leah Glenn first considered designing a study abroad program to Cape Town, she knew dance would be more than a physical activity to complement coursework.
From molecules to cells to the environment to stories, students connect the parts to learn the whole.
Government grad Will Smith ('14) putting his knowledge, skills, and passion to work in Liberia
Professor Anya Lunden is the 2019 Monica Potkay Advisor of the Year.
Dr. Kate Harrigan and research assistants announce the completion and opening of new Child Language Lab at William & Mary.
This fall, the Muscarelle Museum of Art will serve as both an exhibit space and laboratory for a new interdisciplinary course that blends art and science.
As the fall semester gets underway, the university’s Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation is taking shape in Swem Library.
The Geological Society of America devoted a large portion of its 2019 annual meeting to recognizing the contributions of William & Mary’s Heather Macdonald.
William & Mary Classical Studies Lecturer Andrew Ward and Assistant Professor Jess Paga took three students to excavate the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on the Greek island of Samothrace from June 23 through Aug. 11.
On September 21 the department hosted the first W&M Archaeology Day, at which students and faculty of several departments shared news of their research and excavations.
William & Mary students went on a soul-searching trip through Rwanda this past summer to explore the country’s efforts at peace education and forgiveness since the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi that killed more than 1 million people.
Yes, they have stinging tentacles. No, they won’t sting you — unless you’re a tasty-looking zooplankton.
A new lab of select William & Mary freshmen takes on the study of bacteriophages each fall. It’s a program supported by the Science Education Alliance of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute called the Phage Hunters Advancing Genomic and Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES) project.
Four hundred years ago, in August of 1619, more than 20 African captives arrived by ship to the English colony of Virginia, predating the Mayflower journey that brought English Pilgrims to what is now Massachusetts by a year. As recently explored in the New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project, this anniversary reignites questions about American history, including: Which stories has it prioritized, and which has it left out?
Alumnus Dr. William H. Sterling leaves a gift that would benefit the university's Department of Art & Art History
W&M News recently talked with Robert Trent Vinson, Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Professor of History and Africana Studies, about 1619, its significance and its part in the upcoming ASWAD conference.
Jonathan Branfman, visiting assistant professor in FMST and GSWS, has published the LGBT children's book: "You Be You! The Kid's Guide to Gender, Sexuality & Family".
A sockeye salmon’s life ends right back where it began, culminating in an anadromous drama of sex, decay and sacrifice.
18 W&M students went to Greece for the 2019 Athens-Nafplio summer study-abroad program.
William & Mary psychological scientist Peter Vishton is taking a leave of absence to join the National Science Foundation as the Program Director for the Developmental Sciences.
As the new academic year begins, the Lemon Project is celebrating its ninth year of working towards discovery and reconciliation for African Americans enslaved by the College of William and Mary in the early days of its history. As it nears the completion of its first decade in operation, the Project continues to build scholarship and awareness of these untold stories through research, open dialogue and community engagement.
Seth Aubin, associate professor of physics at William & Mary, recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a new type of instrument capable of detecting hidden infrastructure for weapons of mass destruction.
In his William & Mary doctoral dissertation, Travis Harris Ph.D. '19 details how residents of the predominantly African American neighborhood of Magruder were displaced when the Navy took over their property to build Camp Peary in the early 1940s.
A William & Mary physicist has been awarded computing time on a U.S. Department of Energy machine that holds current bragging rights of world’s fastest supercomputer.
A full slate of performances, writing talks and exhibitions open to the university and local communities is planned for the fall at William & Mary.
Large-scale environmental change began when our ancestors started agriculture, according to a recent paper in the journal "Science."
To help start the fall semester on the most positive of notes, W&M News asked 10 faculty members for their best advice for new students.
Although William & Mary is centuries old, the university continues to evolve. These are just a few of the things that are new at the university this semester.
In late August of 1619, a ship landed in Point Comfort, Virginia with what was recorded as “20 and odd Negars” on board. In the language of the era, the word ‘negar’ meant black, and these men, women and children from West Central Africa had dark skin, burnished by the sun.
The new graduate students come to W&M from locations across the globe and with a wealth of experience.
Titled “Honestly Remembering Together,” the Study Away course encouraged students to draw connections between the legacy of extra-legal violence (like terror lynchings) in the United States and modern-day capital punishment.
The William & Mary greenhouse has started a new program to limit the use of chemicals by relying on predatory insects for pest control. It’s the biological equivalent of fighting fire with fire – and so far it’s working.
Organization has been the key to moving and resetting the massive scene and costume operations that William & Mary theatre uses to teach students and create the university’s productions.
Elizabeth Radcliffe, Professor of Philosophy at William & Mary, and Angela Coventry, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Portland State University, have received a grant of $185,975 from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Congratulations to Lou Rossiter, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, for winning best article award.
People in Kashmir are hoping that life starts returning to normal in the next few days. Ever since the Indian government revoked the territory's limited autonomy earlier this month, millions of Kashmiris have been cut off from the outside world, living without internet or phone services. But Kashmir is no stranger to unrest. And to give us some history on how we got to this moment, we're joined now by Chitralekha Zutshi. She's a professor of history at the William & Mary.
A paper from Prof. Xu Liu's group has been selected as an ACM SIGPLAN Research Highlights paper.
The Class of 2023 will include approximately 1,540 students, selected from more than 14,600 applicants. Additionally, 180 new transfer students are expected to enroll this fall.
The Han Zhang and Jinlan Liu Family Foundation recently established a $100,000 faculty research endowment for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies (APIA) program at William & Mary.
The Han Zhang and Jinlan Liu Family Foundation recently established a $100,000 faculty research endowment for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies (APIA) program at William & Mary.
Entering neurodivergent students and their parents visited campus for a friendly, low-key orientation weekend.
Professor Zhenming Liu is co-PI on a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the digital humanities and the Georgian Papers Programme.
Kate Conley will return to teaching as a professor of French and Francophone Studies in fall 2020.
Faculty in the English Department share their thoughts on the passing of one of America's greatest contemporary writers.
Merci Best '17 led a June workshop sponsored by WMSURE.
Carrie Dolan’s research requires her to work with one foot in the world of big data and the other foot, well, just about anywhere in the world.
Shelley Harris-Strimaitis, MPP '20, interns at the City of Williamsburg
Shantá Hinton’s group is one of the few laboratories in the United States studying pseudophosphatases, proteins whose very name makes many researchers shy away.
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will visit William & Mary to perform a free concert at The Martha Wren Briggs Amphitheatre at Lake Matoaka on Aug. 29.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is the most successful alliance in history. In its 70 years, NATO has brought a historically unprecedented period of great power stability to Europe. NATO’s “attack on one is an attack on all” guarantee, underscored by the presence of American military forces on the continent, assures the security of the democratic West’s territory and political institutions. A strong trans-Atlantic alliance was — and remains — absolutely essential to our defense of American national interests.
Beth Comstock ’82, former vice chair of General Electric, will speak at William & Mary’s 2019 Opening Convocation ceremony.
The resignation of Kim Darroch, British ambassador to the United States, was regrettable for all professional diplomats of any nation.
William McNamara has been named a 2019 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, joining an already impressive slate of Dreyfus honorees in William & Mary’s Department of Chemistry.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded William & Mary a $1 million grant to support inclusive research, teaching and community engagement around the legacies of slavery and racism.
Kurtis Bartlett was awarded the 2018 Jefferson Science Associates Thesis Prize, recognizing his Ph.D. dissertation in the William & Mary physics department.
The W&M Center for Geospatial Analysis supports the full range of projects that can benefit from using maps to analyze and present research results.
William & Mary will begin offering a Japanese Studies major this fall, becoming the only public university in the state to offer a bachelor’s degree in the discipline.
My work at EPA this summer mainly entails sustaining, improving, and translating the Agency's evidence-based performance management policy implementation.
Lizabeth Allison, Chancellor Professor of Biology at William & Mary, has been awarded the Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
W&M biologist Matthias Leu and a team of undergrads data-mined government records to assess threats to domestic species over time. Their findings are grim.
Professor Emeritus Ron Rapoport and Nicco Mele, Class of 1999, evaluate the legacy of the late Ross Perot, business entrepreneur and two-time Presidential candidate.
Gail is currently a full-time graduate student in anthropology and archaeology at William & Mary, returning to her alma mater after an almost 50-year career in biomedical research.
Justin Stevens, a William & Mary physicist, is among the young U.S. scientists recognized as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
Professor Myriam Cotten is a leading author on an article recently featured on the cover of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Voter information campaigns don’t shape voter behavior, according to a study co-authored by William & Mary Department of Government faculty members Eric Arias and Paula M. Pickering that was published in “Science Advances."
Starting this fall, William & Mary undergraduates will have the opportunity to pursue a standalone degree in elementary education, with optional concentrations in ESL/bilingual and special education.
Reema Patel Receives the 2019 Excellence in Neuroscience Award at the Neuroscience Commencement Ceremony
William & Mary's Human Anatomy Lab is a class that for over 50 years has allowed undergraduate students to gain an understanding of anatomy using actual human cadavers.
I am interning with Just One Africa and the Hope Beyond Foundation in Kajiado County, Kenya
Jefferson Sciences Associates (JSA) has announced the award of nine graduate fellowships to doctoral students for the 2019-2020 academic year. Three of the fellowships went to students at William & Mary.
Edwin Pease, senior lecturer in the Department of Art & Art History, has taught at William & Mary since 1990 while also working full-time as a partner in Stemann Pease Architecture. His students get the best of both worlds.
Former William & Mary women's soccer standout Jill Ellis '88, L.H.D. ’16 and the U.S. Women's National Team won the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands on Sunday afternoon in Lyon, France.
The Center for Conservation Biology has compiled 2019 survey results for bald eagles nesting along the James River. The breeding population has increased to 302 pairs, making the James the most significant tributary for eagles throughout the Commonwealth.
Three faculty members have been recognized with the Arts & Sciences award for teaching excellence.
Arts & Sciences faculty member Arthur Knight was recognized for his service to colleagues and William & Mary.