Through her work at the Kennedy Center and with the Popular Culture Association, Tiffany Bryant ’07 makes art of all kinds accessible to diverse audiences.
Mohamed Noor ’92 brings the science to science fiction as a consultant for “Star Trek: Discovery”
Erin Schwartz, a Ph.D. candidate in William & Mary’s Department of Anthropology, is studying enslaved women of the community of Buffalo Forge, a 19th century ironworks in Glasgow, Virginia.
The Omohundro Institute at William & Mary has joined a multi-institutional partnership to document the lives of individuals who either were enslaved, owned slaves, were connected to the slave trade, and/or worked to emancipate individuals and families held in bondage.
Flanked by traffic and street art on the north end of Lafayette Square in Washington, Weijia Jiang ’05 makes her morning trek through the labyrinth required to enter the White House.
Four W&M students were recently awarded fellowships from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), a program aimed at increasing diversity among college and university faculty.
This year, two extraordinary individuals have been nominated by their peers and selected by the W&M Association Board of Directors to be inducted as honorary alumni.
Titled “Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved,” the brick structure will resemble a fireplace and will feature the names of people who are known to have been enslaved by the university.
Applied Science Ph.D. candidate, Benjamin Skopic is set to swim the 200 IM at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.
Associate professor Emily Wilcox and W&M alumni Emily Matson ’12 and Austin Strange ’12 receive prestigious fellowships supporting the next generation of American scholarship on China.
The royal palace at Ijebu-Ode was the center of economic, political and ritual life in the great Ijebu kingdom for a millennium, maybe more.
It took a pandemic for the world to understand the importance of something Rachel O’Brien has been researching for the better part of two decades.
William & Mary will mark the end of the 2020-21 academic year with a celebration unlike any in its 328-year history.
With the promotion of sustainable practices at the forefront of these grants, the Committee on Sustainability members approved a total of $35,712 to be spent across a broad spectrum or projects, from academia and research, to operations that advance sustainability on campus.
William & Mary senior Caroline Duckworth ’21 is among a group of 12 students from across the country to be selected for a 2021-2022 fellowship with the James C. Gaither Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), a foreign policy think tank in Washington, D.C.
75-year old W&M student will graduate Saturday, completing a degree she started in 1963.
Eight William & Mary alumni and students have been selected to receive U.S. Student Program awards, which will fund their teaching and research in countries around the world during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Ann Marie Stock left the classroom to add her time and talents to the administration at William & Mary. As vice provost for academic & faculty affairs the past four years, she has had an opportunity to broadly impact teaching and learning.
It’s not uncommon for William & Mary’s Student Assembly to be staffed and led by women and men studying government. But few SA administrations have drawn more government students—or had an effect as welcome—as that led by government major Anthony “A.J.” Joseph ’21. His leadership, and that of his team, encouraged the university to rename several buildings on campus this academic year—including the Government Department’s home.
Students from Prof. Paga's course on "Classical Athens" invite you to check out their website: A Tour of Attika
The Delmarva Peninsula, which includes Virginia’s Eastern Shore, is the avian version of a southbound interstate during the fall migration of raptors and songbirds.
Newly published research, led by William & Mary undergraduate Morgan Pincombe ‘21, analyzes public health disparities among 113 countries in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two Ph.D. students in William & Mary’s Department of Applied Science are recipients of Doctoral Scholars Program Fellowships of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), a program aimed at increasing diversity among college and university STEM faculty.
Molly Swetnam-Burland, Adina Allen Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Classics at William & Mary, received the 2020 Award for Excellence in Teaching of the Classics at the College Level by the Society for Classical Studies.
As most of us weigh the conveniences and challenges of Internet-connected “smart houses,” Adwait Nadkarni is thinking on a higher level altogether.
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.
It’s a new era for bald eagles in the Chesapeake Bay drainage — and the end of an era for a veteran team of eagle researchers.
The Cotten Lab published an article in the Journal of Physical Chemistry (JPC) Letters, titled “ Coordination of Redox Ions within a Membrane-Binding Peptide: A Tale of Aromatic Rings.”
A 2021 Rhodes Scholarship finalist, Matt Crittenden ’21 seeks to build systems in data and policy that contribute to a better world and to serve as a role model for future Asian American students in the global governance and development community.
This week’s podcast is a recording of a live interview I did with Maria Cristina Galmarini for the Keynote session at the Aging, Disability and Health in Socialist Europe and Beyond Workshop held in late March at the University of Pittsburgh.
With the 2020-21 academic year concluding next month, William & Mary President Katherine Rowe will be holding a special Community Conversation with student Commencement award recipients at 3 p.m. on Friday.
The American singer, songwriter, producer, visual artist and two-time Grammy winner Frank Ocean can now say that mathematics proves he’s the most influential artist of the 21st century.
Dr. Peiwen Liu, of Applied Science successfully defends his Ph.D. Dissertation.
AidData researchers uncovered 100 loan contracts during a three-year study that details China’s lending practices to developing countries.
We are proud of W&M Anthropology community members Rebekah Planto, Chardé Reid, and Dr. Michelle Lelièvre who will be participating in the TAG 2021 Virtual Conference, which will take place April 30 - May 2.
It’s OK to find your way as you go, and most importantly to decide what’s right for you in your own time, according to Evan Kikla ’21.
Strands of pride, collaboration and trust ran through numerous reflections as William & Mary employees looked back on powering the university through an extraordinary year.
Everybody knows that squirrels love nuts, but every squirrel knows that some nuts are better than others.
The piece uses elements from the Afro-Cuban folkloric tradition and blends them with more contemporary approaches to choreography.
Following a consultative and thorough process established earlier this year, William & Mary’s Board of Visitors voted Friday to rename two campus buildings and name one campus structure to honor trailblazing alumni who helped open the door for marginalized people at both the university and beyond.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors approved tuition and fees for the 2021-22 academic year during their April 23, 2021 meeting.
The names of those who were enslaved by William & Mary slowly have been emerging during the past decade. This academic year, artists at the university have added faces, hands and other textured marks of belonging and humanity.
Chemistry congratulates Professor Rachel O’Brien for her recent NSF CAREER award.
Omiyẹmi (Artisia) Green, W&M associate professor of theatre and Africana studies, discusses her choreo-ritual "Dance of the Ocras" as it is being filmed at Hampton's Buckroe Beach.
Emma Freiling Wins George Grayson Scholarship for Best Seminar Paper
William & Mary is the best public university in the nation for internships and making an impact, according to a new set of rankings out today from Princeton Review.
Since early days of what would become the COVID-19 pandemic, the William & Mary community has engaged in the herculean work of managing and adapting to operations during a global public health crisis.
Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott spoke about efforts to redress longstanding racial and economic inequality and systemic racism in the United States during a virtual conversation on April 8 with students, faculty, staff and other members of the local community.
A new minor program in integrative conservation will be offered to William & Mary undergraduates as early as the fall, 2021 semester.
Applied Science Ph.D. candidate, Prajkta Kallurkar is the recipient of a GSA Remote Conference Award.
April 18 to 24 marks this year’s Earth Week celebration hosted by William & Mary Sustainability, giving the campus the opportunity to come together, listen and learn about the planet and each other.
For the better part of the past year, Brooke Ford’s return home from work has been an exercise in mitigating the spread of a potentially deadly pathogen.
Abram Clear ’21, a linguistics and anthropology major, discovered a lot about himself during his college years, and he’s quick to credit the inclusive and welcoming home W&M provided throughout that time.
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The U.S. Mission in Nigeria has awarded a grant of $400,000 for the conservation of the late 14th century Sungbo Eredo Earthworks of the Yoruba Ijebu Kingdom in Nigeria. This is the largest Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) grant in Nigeria and the second-largest in sub-Saharan Africa.
Jody Allen, assistant professor of history at William & Mary and director of the Lemon Project, was recently appointed by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to the Commission to Study Slavery and Subsequent De Jure and De Facto Racial and Economic Discrimination.
We are thrilled to announce the results of 2021 National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest.
Adwait Jog's work on GPUs recognized by Google.
We are excited to announce the approval of our new AMES CONCENTRATION TRACK: Comparative Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES).
Next Tuesday, April 13, is One Tribe One Day — William & Mary’s eighth annual celebration of giving back and paying it forward.
The S. Laurie Sanderson Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring recognizes the graduate students in Arts & Sciences who mentor undergraduate students.
Cypher VI, the 2021 version of William & Mary’s student-run hackathon is set for April 9-11 – and it’s entirely online.
Sharan Grewal is an assistant professor of government at William & Mary and a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution. His research examines democratization, religion, and civil-military relations in the Arab world, especially Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria.
To grow, the juvenile sea stars must eat, and W&M researchers discovered that what the young sea stars eat often turns out to be each other.
Victor Li, APSC undergraduate research student, wins International Student Achievement Award.
Victor Li, APSC undergraduate research student, wins International Student Achievement Award.
Applied Science Ph.D. candidate, Eden Maness has secured a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University beginning August 2021.
W&M News recently spoke with R. Benedito Ferrão, assistant professor of English and Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies, to discuss the history and roots of anti-Asian sentiment and violence in the U.S. and abroad.
A digital showcase of undergraduate accomplishment will roll out throughout the month of April.
William & Mary’s graduate program in U.S. colonial history is the best in the country, according to rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.
Many want Confederate tributes gone, but college not so sure about others
Work that began in 2017 as a spring break assignment for members of a William & Mary freshman seminar unexpectedly blossomed into a serious investigation into the presence of a radioactive isotope in honey in the eastern U.S.
Three William & Mary students have been named Goldwater Scholars, joining a select group of undergraduates studying the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.
W&M alum Travis Parno ('06) locates 1634 settlement at Historic Saint Mary’s City
Returning to a strategic planning process that was paused a year ago for COVID-19, William & Mary leadership outlined updates to the final phase of planning during a virtual community conversation Monday.
We, the AMES (Asian and Middle Eastern Studies) community of students, staff, and faculty, are shocked, outraged and saddened by the March 16th shootings in Atlanta, GA in which eight people died, including six women of Asian descent.
A Statement from the Faculty of Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies on the safety of AAPI communities, in light of the rising onslaught of anti-Asian acts of hatred and racism, peaking at the March 16, 2021 murders of six Asian women in the state of Georgia.
The reimagined Global Film Festival enables the William & Mary community to enjoy the arts while remaining physically distanced. The event will run from March 25-28.
William & Mary’s 11th annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium will feature panel discussions, keynote speeches and performances — all focused on the history and future of Black women in America.
Dr. Kelebogile Zvobgo is the founder and director of the International Justice Lab (IJL) at William & Mary's Global Research Institute, which brings together faculty and students to conduct research on human rights, transitional justice, and international law and courts.
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New data collected by student researchers show that 97% of William & Mary’s campus community is wearing masks in public spaces. The university is one of roughly 60 institutions partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct an eight-week mask observation study as part of the CDC’s Mask Adherence Surveillance at Colleges and Universities Project (MASCUP).
Ornithology students at William & Mary traditionally travel the commonwealth, piling into vans at 3 a.m. to head out to where the birds are. But because of the pandemic, they can't get in a van together. Instead, they are doing it all on foot.
One year ago today, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Over the past 12 months, the university and its community members faced unprecedented challenges, all while finding ways to support one another and the larger community.
PhD candidate Chardé Reid shares her thoughts on community, reparations, and steps towards reconciliation.
Faculty from the School of Education Higher Education Program have launched a research project to help advance understanding of the engagement of William & Mary faculty in internationalization efforts both on campus and abroad.
Prince George House is perhaps the most inconspicuous building on a picturesque campus, but for a week or so the structure tucked away near William & Mary’s Sorority Court basked in the glow of national media.
William & Mary’s Esports Training and Research Center will include a research lab and training facility designed to foster interdisciplinary collaborations around gaming.
A William & Mary chemist is a member of an international team that found a way to easily synthesize 2-methyl-1,4-benzoquinone and a series of derivatives in the lab, and subsequently conducted a series of biological tests on the molecules.
Relying on medical research, scientific data, guidance from federal and state agencies, and consultation with professional peers, the six-member group weighs health concerns and practical effects of the university’s pandemic response on the lives of the approximately 9,000 students and 700 faculty and staff members.
Isabelle Cohen received her Master’s in Public Policy from the College of William & Mary in 2012, and her B.A. in International Relations from the same university in 2011.
The ICC says it can investigate Israel’s alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories. Netanyahu and Biden object.
Foreign Policy Begins at Home
Graduate student Chardé Reid's paper "“It’s Not About Us”: Exploring White-Public Heritage Space, Community, and Commemoration on Jamestown Island, Virginia" was published in the International Journal of Historical Archaeology.
Associate Professor Jamel Donnor has been recognized in the Ohio State University's College of Education and Human Ecology's Legacies project celebrating the lives of those who "have helped shaped the college."
The Bray School, which taught Christianity and reading to free and enslaved Black children, was found tucked inside a campus building at William & Mary in Virginia.
Olanrewaju Lasisi, 5th-year M.A./Ph.D. student, was recently awarded a Dumbarton Oaks Junior Research Fellowship.
William & Mary’s Working Group on the Principles of Naming and Renaming (PNR) this week presented its final report to President Katherine A. Rowe, who accepted it during the Board of Visitors meeting Thursday in the Alumni House.
Drew Stephenson ’92 and Laura Papp ’18 combined forces to get Pleasure House Brewing through the pandemic.
A small white building that sits tucked away on the William & Mary campus once held an 18th-century school dedicated to the religious education of enslaved and free Black children, researchers have determined.
William & Mary alumni have a long history of service at the highest levels of government — a legacy stretching from George Washington (who received his surveyor’s license at William & Mary in 1749) to our current Chancellor, Bob Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98, former Secretary of Defense.
Adapting to pandemic conditions, William & Mary’s Office of Community Engagement has transformed its ongoing programs to continue reaching out and the Presidential Call to Service Council is spending this academic year exploring what service expansion could look like in the future.
Events happening in the Art & Art History department, some virtually and some for the WM Campus community.
Human remains have been discovered in an archaeological dig at the site of a historic African American church in Colonial Williamsburg, experts announced Monday.
The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce Mark D. Anderson as the winner of the 2021 Vinson Sutlive Prize for his book From Boas to Black Power: Racism, Liberalism, and American Anthropology.
Dr. Michael Blakey was interviewed by CBS Sunday Morning about his work on the Columbian Harmony Ceremony in Washington, D.C.
The Russian and Post - Soviet Studies Program invites you to the Tepper Speaker Series: Global Russia
W&M Associate Professor of Government Marcus Holmes has run more than 8,000 miles since joining online physical training program Zwift in 2018, an accomplishment that opened an opportunity for him to chat with British comedian/actor Eddie Izzard during a recent virtual marathon.
Bin Ren has received a prestigious NSF CAREER award for his proposal "Achieving Real-Time Machine Learning with Sparsification-Compilation Co-design".
Please join W&M’s Dr. Michael Blakey as he presents “African Diasporic Activist Scholarship: Beyond the Enlightenment, Toward the Democratization of Science," as the featured speaker at the NY Academy of Sciences’ annual anthropology lecture, conducted via Zoom on Monday, Feb. 22nd at 6:30 pm.
The Asian Centennial will celebrate all those at W&M, past and present, who identify as Asian or of Asian ancestry, including those from Southwest Asia – often referred to as the Middle East.
George P. Shultz, who died on Feb. 6 at the age of 100, was a great man, a great patriot and a great U.S. secretary of state. He quite possibly was the most underrated secretary in our history.
As fellows at W&M’s Center for Geospatial Analysis, Kira Holmes ’17 and Colleen Truskey ’17 showed the power of maps.
As has become custom with birthdays in the pandemic, William & Mary celebrated its 328th on Thursday with a virtual version of its annual Charter Day ceremony. The tradition marks the day on which the university received its royal charter in 1693.
William & Mary biologist Shantá D. Hinton has become a member of the Public Affairs Advisory Committee of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).
Jamelah Jacob '21 has been awarded the 2021 James Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership, which goes to “a student who has demonstrated sustained leadership of an unusual quality, leadership combined with initiative, character and an unfailing commitment to leveraging the assets of the William & Mary community to address the needs of our society.”
The Alumni Medallion is the highest award the Alumni Association can bestow on a graduate of William & Mary.
Olivia Ding is the 2021 recipient of William & Mary’s Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy. The honor is endowed by the trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation to recognize excellence in the sciences and mathematics in an undergraduate student.
Alexa Doiron, a writer at WYDaily, discusses in her article celebrating Black History Month the shift in the business landscape of the Williamsburg community during the 20th century when many Black-owned businesses were driven to close. She highlights the importance of preserving the historical documentation surrounding the events leading to their closure, through speaking with descendants of those who were there and on projects such as the Williamsburg Documentary Project and an American Studies undergraduate honors thesis.
Stephen E. Hanson helps put into broader context the recent headlines about Alexey Navalny and Russian protests.
Engaging in memorable social activities is a key component of student life at William & Mary, but one that the pandemic has made far more complicated. Thanks to the perseverance and creativity of university staff and student organizations, there are numerous ways to answer that question.
Current M.A./P.h.D. student Malachi Tripaldi recognized in the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program newsletter.
W&M Assistant Professor of Economics Peter Savelyev led study showing that education increases health and longevity through healthier lifestyles, superior earnings and better work conditions.
Government Professor Kelebogile Zvobgo wrote an op-ed for Foreign Policy in response to the January 6, 2021 siege on the U.S. Capitol.
In this article, the Schniepp Lab collaborated with Deakin University in Australia to characterize silver nanoparticles synthesized in situ on silkworm silk nanofibrils.
Brandie Burris, 2L, was recently elected editor-in-chief of Minnesota Law Review. She is the first Black student to hold that position in the publication’s 104-year history.
Christian Bale's essay was selected to be published by the Yale Journal on Regulation.
We are thrilled to announce that our short documentary film, “Nurture with Nature, A Story of Ecotherapy,” (19 mins) was selected as a Gold Winner at the Spotlight Documentary Film Awards in Atlanta, Georgia
William & Mary’s Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance will host a diverse array of performers for its virtual season in the spring 2021 semester.
Faraz Sheikh, assistant professor of religious studies at William & Mary, has published a new book, “Forging Ideal Muslim Subjects: Discursive Practices, Subject Formation, & Muslim Ethic,” which discusses the forms a religiously-informed, ethical Muslim life can take.
Earlier this month, Dalton Bennett '10, published a video about how exhalation patterns can carry virus particles and transmit COVID-19.
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have named Ike Irby as Policy Advisor in the Office of the Vice President. Irby earned joint graduate degrees from William & Mary and its Virginia Institute of Marine Science in 2017.
Professor Swetnam-Burland has been awarded a 2020 Collegiate Teaching Award from the Society for Classical Studies, the most prestigious teaching award for college teachers of Classical Studies in the US.
Professor Jaime Settle appears as guest on WHRV public media discussing conspiracy theories and misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.
William & Mary’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students put together an impressive slate of fun and educational activities for 2019-2020, and when a pandemic hit, they went virtual, barely breaking stride.
The W&M Middle Eastern Music Ensemble presents a small offering from Fall 2020
Four community builders will be honored by the university during its 2021 Charter Day ceremony.
With local schools closed for much of the fall semester due to the pandemic, Olwen Herron, superintendent of Williamsburg-James City County Schools, knew that partnering with William & Mary was one way the division could better support their K-5 students during virtual learning.
Melissa J. Moore ’84 is the chief scientific officer of platform research at Massachusetts-based Moderna Inc.. She is a key part of the biotech company’s effort to produce 200 million COVID-19 vaccines for the U.S. government to distribute to Americans across the country.
To better understand how politics play out online, W&M News spoke with Jaime Settle, associate professor of government at William & Mary. She is the director of the Social Networks and Political Psychology Lab and her book, Frenemies: How Social Media Polarizes America, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018.
When the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for the first coronavirus vaccine, Operation Warp Speed’s distribution plans sprang into action — and so did two William & Mary alumni.
A bird that since John James Audubon’s time has scurried under the radar of all but the most attentive ornithologists, conservationists and naturalists has received protection from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Growing up, George Monroe Jr. avoided the historical site that was just a few miles from his family’s property in Virginia, James Monroe’s Highland. “To be honest with you, the old folks, the family back in the day, they frowned on it,” he said. “Who really wants to go visit a plantation, knowing your family members were enslaved there?”
A new two-year grant from the Hewlett Foundation will help AidData bolster engagement with policy makers and influencers in Africa
Read about our 2020 virtual homecoming event "Untangling the Train Wreck Government Faculty Discuss the Presidential Election."
The William & Mary Green Fee, established in 2008 by student request, has provided over $1.6 million in funding for sustainability-related projects. This fall, the W&M Committee on Sustainability (COS) awarded Green Fee proposals for seven sustainability-related projects, totaling $24,038.
The idea seems to be gaining momentum among alumni for such reasons as: the opportunity to return to a familiar setting filled with treasured memories from the dawning of adulthood; to enjoy the cultural, recreational and intellectual benefits of living close to a university; and to strengthen bonds with others in the W&M community.
In its first public instruction opportunity, the university’s history writing center will guide middle school and high school teachers and students on the elements of effective historical writing.
When he started at W&M as a freshman with an interest in government, Aidan Gosset ’22 had no idea he’d end up creating his own major focused on education. It soon became his goal as he began taking classes within the interdisciplinary Minor in Educational Studies offered by the W&M School of Education.
William & Mary alumna Jen Psaki '00 has been named the next White House press secretary by U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, who will take office in January.
Versatile and interactive, the GIS-driven storymap may become the quintessential communication medium of the 21st century.
Along with peers across the country, Anna Laws ’18 helped launch The FarmLink Project, a nonprofit that transports surplus produce from farms to food banks in need while restoring the jobs of farmers and truckers.
As we head into the holidays, W&M News spoke with Carrie Dolan, an epidemiologist, an assistant professor in health sciences and a member of William & Mary’s Public Health Advisory Board, about ways to enjoy the season safely.
A team of undergraduates at William & Mary has earned high honors in the world’s largest synthetic biology competition for engineering a potential COVID-19 therapeutic.
At a time when social interactions are limited because of the COVID-19 pandemic, one-on-one sessions between students and peer consultants through the Writing Resources Center provide a valuable human connection.
As part of the sociology department’s Social Justice Policy Initiative at William & Mary, six students are doing internships this semester with three local organizations working in the areas of voter registration, legal redress, educational equity and African-American history.
Shantá D. Hinton was a pioneer in the study of a group of enzymes known as pseudophosphatases, particularly one known as MK-STYX. Pseudophosphatases were long considered a research dead-end, but Hinton and a handful of other labs discovered that there was nothing pseudo about these proteins.
Mullen was recently quoted in Sputnik International, in an article discussing the Indian-American community and its impact on elections in the United States.
Matthew Allar, associate professor of theatre at William & Mary, completely reworked his Fundamentals of Theatrical Design course for this fall using digital elements
The human brain is hardwired for resilience, to adapt and make sense of the incomprehensible. For members of the military who have served in combat zones, that cognitive plasticity is tested to the limit – and sometimes beyond.
The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2020.
Tanu Kumar joins Government as a Faculty Affiliate this fall, read on to learn about her research and experience.
Bryan Watts, the director of William & Mary’s Center for Conservation Biology, and Fletcher Smith, a research associate at the CCB, are part of an effort to share animal-tracking data to get a handle on what is ahead for the diverse animal populations of the changing Arctic and near-Arctic habitats.
The Piney Grove Preserve has shifted from receiving red-cockaded woodpeckers from other populations to donating woodpeckers. The movement marks a milestone in the recovery of the species and is a testament to the valuable work of W&M’s Center for Conservation Biology.
On Wednesday, October 28, the Schroeder Center for Health Policy concluded its multidisciplinary speaker series on the COVID-19 pandemic with a virtual talk from Dr. Eric Pedersen, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and adjunct behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. Dr. Pedersen’s research focuses on the areas of young adult/adolescent substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.
W&M’s Teaching, Research and International Policy Project works overtime to inform public about critical international relations topics in lead up to election.
When people think of the Colonial National Historical Park, they think of, well…history. But it has a feature that goes back even farther than the landing at Jamestown: fossils.
The American Physical Society has named William & Mary physicist Patricia Vahle as a 2020 APS Fellow. Vahle, a professor in the university’s Department of Physics, was nominated by the APS Division of Particles and Fields.
Amid the chaos of the pandemic, Mark Richard finds stability as William & Mary’s Class of 1939 Artist in Residence
A healthy diet means a healthier you, which also means a healthier planet, right? Well, it’s complicated.
As the race for a COVID-19 vaccine presses on throughout the globe, a team of budding synthetic biologists at William & Mary are researching another equally critical tool in the fight against the novel coronavirus – therapeutics.
Norfolk Delegate Jay Jones, the Fall 2020 Baxter/Ward Fellow in Government at William & Mary, will present a virtual public lecture on “Inside Virginia’s Voter Rights Revolution: How the General Assembly Increased Access to the Ballot.”
The Virginia Department of Health has five contact tracers working out of an office just off campus.
The Department of Anthropology honors the passing of Mary Beaudry '73.
William & Mary Libraries is adding a new space with people who love the outdoors in mind. The Libraries announced it will begin constructing a patio outside of Swem in December.
This fall’s pandemic conditions have brought new challenges as well as discoveries for students participating in the COLL 100 photography class, which Lecturer of Art Eliot Dudik teaches.
Minnesota Nice is about Lucy and Cumar—two teenagers who represent radically different corners of the same small town outside Minneapolis.
On Wednesday, October 14, William & Mary’s Schroeder Center for Health Policy continued its multidisciplinary speaker series on the COVID-19 pandemic with a virtual talk by Rashida Dorsey, Ph.D., M.P.H., the founder and principal of WisdomBuilds, LLC
Virtual Homecoming event, Untangling the Train Wreck: Govt. Faculty Discuss the Presidential Election.
William & Mary President Katherine A. Rowe discussed leadership during a pandemic during her latest virtual community conversation Oct. 20 as she hosted Education Dean Rob Knoeppel, Law School Dean A. Benjamin Spencer and Arts & Sciences Dean Maria Donoghue Velleca.
Dr. Chinua Akimaro Thelwell has always found college classrooms to be one of the “few spaces in American society where people could have honest and informed conversations around race and racism.” When entering the higher education space as a professor, Thelwell wanted to incorporate those ideas and conversations into his teaching.
South Sawtooth Lake on Canada’s Ellsmere Island is deep, cold and filled with answers for climate-change scientists.
This fall, as new students began classes at William & Mary for the first time and returning students adjusted to a semester unlike any other, they were joined by three new faces — William & Mary’s new deans of the Arts & Sciences, Law School and School of Education.
Newly hired Assistant Professor James Skelton's research subjects often involve the quirky organisms people usually don’t notice or even realize exist. Read on to find out what a Quantitative Symbiologist does.
Every October, Virginia celebrates archaeology at libraries, museums, historical societies, clubs, and at active archaeological sites.
From professional football to board game design, William & Mary faculty partake in a wide array of pastimes to get away from the daily grind.
All three of William & Mary Professor Joan Gavaler’s dance classes this semester have a mix of in-person and remote students. This has made for challenging, but refreshing, turns in adapting her teaching.
John Swaddle, faculty director at William & Mary’s Institute for Integrative Conservation, and a group of graduate students have published a paper evaluating a new window-film product designed to reduce bird-window collisions.
A rash of deer deaths in the College Woods is likely the result in an overabundance of biting midges, according to Randy Chambers, director of William & Mary’s Keck Environmental Laboratory.
Dr. Lisa A. Jackson ’84 has conducted numerous vaccine studies, but the task before her in March was different — the timing compressed, the stakes higher — when her team launched one of the first human clinical trials for a vaccine to block infection from the virus that causes COVID-19.
On Monday, September 28, the Schroeder Center for Health Policy hosted a virtual panel for 30 students interested in pursuing a health policy career.
Ever since COVID-19 forced their voices and instruments apart in March, William & Mary musicians have been finding ways to bring them back together for virtual audiences.
Dan Cristol is the co-editor of a special issue of the journal Ecotoxicology, along with David Evers of the Biodiversity Research Institute.
The 2020 Art History majors' student-curated the exhibition, SCALES OF CHAOS - The Dance of Art and Contemporary Science now online!
Construction on William & Mary’s new performing arts facilities is continuing this fall after being delayed early in the calendar year due to unforeseen increases in construction costs.
On Wednesday, September 23, the Schroeder Center for Health Policy continued its multidisciplinary speaker series on the COVID-19 pandemic with a virtual talk from Virginia’s Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Marvin Figueroa.
In her article, “A Brief Guide to 21st-Century Blackface,” published on September 25th, New York Times writer Aisha Harris explores numerous cases in which Hollywood has utilized blackface, quoting Professor Arthur Knight's book, "Disintegrating the Musical: Black Performance and American Musical Film."
As the pandemic continues, teachers across the country — at all levels — are conducting their classrooms online. For those who work in special education, it’s been particularly challenging.
This past summer, four students from Professor Melanie Dawson’s Twentieth Century Women Authors class were given the opportunity to work with her on a Definitive Edition Lab focused on Edith Wharton’s 1925 novel The Mother’s Recompense. The authors of this piece were lucky enough to be two of those students. While Professor Dawson has been working on this edition for the Oxford University Press for four years, we only joined for five weeks. Though the pandemic created more challenges than expected, we were determined to make the most of our short time together. So, what is a Definitive Edition Lab and how does one work in one? And how does a pandemic complicate that work?
What’s it like to see William & Mary from both sides of the classroom — as a student and then as a faculty member? We spoke with alumni faculty members to see what it's like to come full circle.
Morgan, W&M's associate director for faculty personnel services in Arts & Sciences, received the Charles and Virginia Duke Award, which honors exemplary service to the university by someone who is not a student or instructional faculty member.
Government Professors Peterson, Tierney & Maliniak publish a new book called Bridging the Theory-Practice Divide in International Relations. Book published by Georgetown University Press.
W&M Assistant Professor Mackenzie Israel-Trummel, who teaches a course on survey and polling analysis, says predicting the election outcome could be difficult under current circumstances.
William & Mary offers some of the most exceptional undergraduate teaching in the country and boasts a higher alumni giving rate than any other public university, according to a report released today by U.S. News and World Report.
As we sheltered in place and at home, we kept our ensemble humming and our instruments in tune
William & Mary’s STEM faculty across several departments have some up with a variety of creative — and even ingenuous — solutions to conducting lab sections in a pandemic.
In her award-winning paper, W&M student Megan Hogan ’21 examines the use of deepfake technology as a form of national defense. Now she plans to combat disinformation during the 2020 Presidential election.
Early in her career as a William & Mary student, Beulah Elizabeth Cox turned in a physics exam that contained what became one of the most famous incorrect answers in science.
This summer, as educators around the world prepared for teaching a fall semester remotely amid pandemic, faculty from William & Mary’s Data Science program already had a head start – or rather, a jump start.
Professor Mackenzie Israel-Trummel joins the Government Department faculty in time for the Fall 2020 semester.
Ryan Chaban was one of six graduate students and postdoc fellows selected for the inaugural Commonwealth of Virginia Engineering and Science (COVES) Fellowship.
Ciara Curtin ’24 and Dolly Lebow ’24 met through a unique connection before starting their first semester at William & Mary
Dena Bashri ’20 and Shivani Gupta ’20 graduated from William & Mary to become two of the six inaugural fellows working remotely for Transforming Primary Care on projects such as ensuring telehealth access to those experiencing homelessness and tracking the supply chain of COVID-19 testing kits.
On September second Dr. Blakey Michael Blakey will be a panelist for "Reclaiming the Ancestors: Indigenous and Black Perspectives on Repatriation, Human Rights, and Justice," sponsored by the the Society of Black Archaeologists, in partnership with the Indigenous Archaeology Collective and the Peabody Museum.
Legislators in Washington state observed this principle when they passed a law in 2014 enabling Native American defendants tried before 1975 to have their convictions overturned if they were exercising treaty-reserved rights to fish at “usual and accustomed places” off reservation. If those people are now deceased, family members may appeal on their behalf, allowing restorative justice even in cases that date back 100 years.
Using a new online platform, performers from the William & Mary community will unite with various artists from across the country to honor giants of social justice.
Only once in United States history have presidential and vice presidential candidates come originally from the same state, much less the same county. Such was the case in 1840, when William Henry Harrison and John Tyler, both born in small Charles City County, ran on the Whig Party ticket and won.
The Board of Visitors heard updates on the opening of the fall 2020 academic year and approved measures to help W&M weather the COVID-19 pandemic.
The site of one of America’s oldest churches founded entirely by free and enslaved Black people may soon be unearthed. A community-supported excavation aims to find the church’s first permanent structure.
Linguistics was administered previously as an interdisciplinary program at William & Mary, but now it stands alone as a field of study.
For the past seven years, Dorothy Ibes has been using William & Mary’s outdoor space as a laboratory to understand the relationship between human health and human access to nature.
William & Mary students and faculty have formalized and expanded several programs focusing on equity issues in the local community, and added new ones, with the establishment of the Social Justice Policy Initiative in the sociology department.
Daniel Borrus began his Ph.D. research at William & Mary with what he thought was going to be an easy experiment, just to get his feet wet in neurophysiology research.
Philosophy professor Josh Gert recently contributed to an on-line series of commentaries on the nature of truth. The series was sparked by a 1973 film of a dialogue between renowned philosophers, P. F. Strawson and Gareth Evans.
Read the current article by Professors Kelebogile Zvobgo (W&M) and Meredith Loken (UMass- Amherst) analyzing "Why Race Matters in International Relations," published this summer in Foreign Policy magazine.
The freshman class will include 1,559 students selected from a pool of 14,202 applicants. Additionally, W&M will welcome 202 new transfer students this fall.
The College of William & Mary is coming to terms with its ties to slavery and racism.
Professor Osiapem: “This type of study away is a great immersive way to enhance academic learning."
A postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physics at William & Mary, Wenliang “Bill” Li is studying proton structure — just like many people who conduct their nuclear physics research at Jefferson Lab. But he’s studying a new aspect of it: the backward perspective.
Professor Phil Roessler + former students publish "Cash Crop Revolution, Colonialism and Legacies of Spatial Inequality: Evidence from Africa" via Centre for the Study of African Economies.
Epidemiologist Erica E. Smith ’08 helps coordinate Delaware’s response to COVID-19
Gérard Chouin, associate professor of history at William & Mary, discusses COVID-19 in the context of past pandemics.
This year's Sutlive Book Prize winner is Alireza Doostdar for his book The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny
Find your next “must read” in the quarterly book roundup of titles written by W&M alumni and faculty.
Government Department alumna, Maggie Dean, writes "Rising Tides of Terrorism" for the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
W&M Professor Jack Martin used time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to finish a revised Choctaw dictionary that was four years in the making.
NYT author quotes Professor Settle's research in article discussing the affects of polarization and individual's views on current public health recommendations concerning the corona virus.
Ariel BenYishay talks about the important work produced by AidData.
A William & Mary mathematician and an undergraduate student are part of a team that has developed an interactive, user-friendly dashboard tracking COVID-19 infections and deaths across the U.S.
Congratulations to our graduate student Bob Chartrand who is the 2020 recipient of the Alice Massey Nesbitt Fellowship award from the Jamestowne Society.
W&M economics Professor Nathaniel Throckmorton recently contributed to a study that examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country’s labor force.
AidData, a research lab based at William & Mary’s Global Research Institute (GRI), has been building a new dataset that sheds light on China’s vast portfolio of grant- and loan-financed projects around the globe.
Hundreds of William & Mary alumni, all over the world, work in the wine industry, from growing grapes to making wines to managing wineries to marketing, sales and distribution.
William & Mary recently released a series of updates about its plans for the fall semester. The updates contain new details about remote learning and work, physical distancing and safety measures, fall course offerings and planned use of space on campus.
As COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders upended life as we know it, W&M chemist Rachel O’Brien turned her kitchen into a makeshift laboratory. She and her lab students literally cooked up experiments in their homes by measuring aerosols released during cooking.
As the first woman to become president of the National Outdoor Leadership School, Terri Watson ’85 brings nearly three decades of experience in corporate and nonprofit roles to an organization that enrolls more than 25,000 students annually in programs around the world.
Chinua Thelwell discusses his new book "Exporting Jim Crow: Blackface Minstrelsy in South Africa and Beyond” and continuing efforts to remove blackface imagery from American culture.
This is a tale of two yeasts. Well, actually, three yeasts.
Jason Chen, Gerdelman Family Term Distinguished Associate Professor at the William & Mary School of Education, has secured a new grant from the National Science Foundation that aims to combat inequity by building a national alliance of researchers working together to effect large-scale change.
Faculty with William & Mary’s Center for Geospatial Analysis instill graduate and undergraduate students with the skills and understanding to use mapping and visualization techniques in projects ranging from art history to field biology.
Professor Petty discusses the recent Juneteenth Commemoration in the US.
William & Mary's geology department is going ahead with field work this summer, heading to their outcrops and fossil beds armed with more than their rock hammers. Faculty mentors have come up with an evolving set of creative ways to maintain social distance.
Zvobgo on Racism and Truth Commissions
Wilkerson on Use of the Military in Domestic Protests
Wilkerson on Use of the Military in Domestic Protests
Zvobgo on Racism and Truth Commissions
We tend to think of money as a familiar object that plays a role in our everyday lives. However, when we consider the changing nature of currency in colonial America, money appears differently
"The role of The Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconciliation is to tell the full story, to administer the medicine, and to make it plain for all to see and learn from. Of course, some people will find the medicine difficult to take and it will make them uncomfortable, but that is the price we all must pay if real and lasting change has a hope of surviving."
Consultants at the Writing Resources Center present their work at a professional conference: How can writing centers support New Media? How can work groups improve operations?