Prof. Tomoyuki Sasaki has written an op-ed for the Nihon Keizai Shimbun and a longer article for Nippon.com commenting on COVID-19 border controls.
Graduating Japanese studies majors present their final research projects.
Congratulations to the Class of 2022!!
On March 25, Dr. Aoki of Ehime University gave a lecture on the meanings of cherry blossoms in Japanese poetry, manga, and anime.
Denis M. Provencher of the University of Arizona delivered a lecture with the title "Abdellah Taïa's Transfilial Myth Making and Unfaithful Realms of Memory"
The Public Policy Program is proud to announce that three Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) students, Maddy Humphries, BA/MPP ’23, Jennifer Hundley, BA/MPP ’23, and Lilly Potter, JD/MPP ’23, won honorable mention as 2022 finalists in the New York University Policy Case Competition.
Professor Rob Leventhal retires after a long career at W&M's German Studies Program.
International Justice Lab (IJL) Fellows published articles in Foreign Policy and Washington Post.
On April 22, 2022 The Kinesiology Majors Club and the Department of Kinesiology sponsored an ice cream social in the shaded area in front of Adair Hall.
On Wednesday, April 13th, Professor Ben Williams of Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, delivered a speech on Naropa's unique history and the role of contemplative practice in the future of higher education.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest!!!
The Public Policy Program is so proud to announce that one of our majors, Alton Coston, III has been named the winner of the prestigious Truman Scholarship.
ABC News Live and CTV News interviewed Government Professor Kelebogile Zvobgo, founder and director of the International Justice Lab, on alleged violations of international law by Russia in Ukraine.
Anthropology Alumna Gail Williams Wertz Published an Article on Collaborative Archaeological Research
Prof. Alan Kennedy, lecturer of Public Policy, recently had his article, “Voters in a Foreign Land: Alien Suffrage in the United States, 1704-1926,” published in the Journal of Policy History.
Government Department Diversity Fellow, Martha Tyler '23, was accepted to the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute.
The Department of Economics is very pleased to announce that this year's winner of the Socionomics Institute $1000 Prize was Connor McLaren-Finelli, a student from Professor Peter Atwater’s ECON 150 course.
On Friday, April 1st at 4pm in Blow Memorial Hall, Professor Geoffrey Goble delivered a lecture about his book on Chinese Esoteric Buddhism.
The Río de la Plata and the Independence of Brazil April 21 – 22, 2022
On March 23, 2022, the William & Mary Program in Public Policy hosted a breakfast with Virginia General Assembly Delegate David Reid (D-Loudoun) as part of Dr. Alan Kennedy's Master’s in Public Policy course, PUBP 590: Policy in Practice.
The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program announces a Spring Symposium for undergraduate research (April 8, 2022).
On March 16, 2022, foreignpolicy.com published an article written by three Government Department faculty, an alum, and a current student.
Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett Packard, visited campus on February 16, 2022, to discuss the 2022 Beijing Olympics and its connection to the state of US-China business.
Matt Borden won the Gloria S. King Research Fellowship
Professor Mitchell Brown has won a prestigious grant from the Loeb Classical Library foundation to support his research on the stagecraft of Menander.
A new book by Professor Jessica Paga examines how the story of the birth of democracy in Athens is expressed in the architecture of the period.
Lucky Plush Productions and Contemporary West Dance Theatre join W&M Dance for a series of performances!
William & Mary’s Public Policy Program and the School of Education recently partnered in welcoming to campus Professor Deven Carlson, the Associate Director for Education at the National Institute for Risk and Resilience and Presidential Research Professor at the University of Oklahoma.
Disinformation, while difficult to define, is the information strategy of deliberately using falsehood, decontextualization, and distortion to sew disorder, chaos, and debilitating skepticism. While it is a matter of contemporary urgency, the Tyler Speaker Series this year investigates its long history.
Prof. Alan Kennedy, lecturer of Public Policy, recently was profiled by the Flat Hat, the student newspaper of William & Mary.
Anthropology senior Ellie Henry competed with the Women's Swim Team to win the Colonial Athletics Association Championship. The team was also named SwimSwam's team of the month.
Government student Salaar Khan '24 testified in front of the Supreme Court of Virginia over winter break.
We stand with Ukraine! Нет войне!
The work of Anthropology Adjunct Professor Hayden Basset was featured in the New York Times article "Ukraine War Bares U.S. Army Delay in Creating New ‘Monuments Officers.'"
Seth C. Bruggerman is an associate professor of history at Temple University. He received his PhD in American studies from W&M.
On February 23, 2022 the Frist Art Museum Board of Trustees has announced Nashville native Seth Feman, PhD, as its new Executive Director and CEO.
Lila Newberry, an undergraduate Public Policy major, recently had an article about state education policy published in the Virginia Mercury.
Events happening throughout the Spring '22 semester in the Art & Art History department
"A Tempest" premieres at the Kimball Theatre March 3-6, 2022.
Anthropology undergraduate student Ellie Renshaw will be an Archaeological Collections Fellow at Fort Ticonderoga through their Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowship program this summer.
Anthropology Alumni Gail Williams Wertz was awarded Alumni Medallion by the Alumni Association
Please join me in congratulating Lu Ann Homza on the publication of her book: Village Infernos and Witches’ Advocates: Witch-Hunting in Navarre, 1608-1614, published January 19, 2022 by Pennsylvania State University Press.
Please join me in celebrating the publication of a new book by Richard Turits and Lauren Derby: Terreurs de frontière: Le massacre des Haïtiens en République dominicaine en 1937
The Public Policy Program is pleased to announce that Cody Taylor, a current BA+MPP student, recently had a paper accepted for publication in an upcoming edition of Equilibria: Duke Undergraduate Economics Review.
Please see below all of the Spring 2022 Hayes Writers Series authors. All are welcome.
Professor Dennis Smith was recently quoted in a Newsweek article.
Professor Rashkover joined the Religious Studies faculty in the fall of 2020. She is the Director of Judaic Studies and the Sophia and Nathan S. Gumenick Associate Professor of Judaic Studies. She specializes in Jewish philosophy, Jewish-Christian comparative theology, and Jewish political thought.
Divya Mathew, a William & Mary MPP alumna, is one of nine co-authors of a recent policy report, Corridors of Power: How Beijing uses economic, social, and network ties to exert influence along the Silk Road.
In an op-ed for The Hill (January 26, 2022), Chris Howard, the Harriman Professor of Government & Public Policy, highlighted the hybrid design of Build Back Better. It is financed like public assistance but distributes benefits widely like social insurance. If advocates want Build Back Better to have a fighting chance in the Senate, they need to explain why the country should adopt this new approach to social policy. You can read the piece on The Hill website.
Professor McLaughlin teaches an exciting course this spring that centers on the agency of female goddesses, poets, and gurus from the Early Vedic period, all the way to the post-colonial era.
Rebekah Planto's article on new findings at Bacon's Castle is published in Post-Medieval Archaeology
In Memoriam, Africana Studies faculty remember Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Satoshi Ito by Omiyemi (Artisia) Green
In a January 20, 2022 letter to the editor of The New York Times, Associate Professor of Government Rani Mullen argues that the choice between collaborating with the Taliban and facilitating Afghanistan’s collapse is a false one; the United States should pursue a more nuanced foreign policy that includes targeting Taliban leaders who are terrorists while providing humanitarian assistance. You can read her letter on The New York Times website.
William & Mary is in the top 5 in The Register of Professional Archaeologists’ 2021 registration rank list.
Hermine Pinson of Africana Studies remembers Sidney Poitier the Bahamian-American actor, film director, and diplomat.
Professor Peter Atwater discusses the increasing trend towards extreme abstraction in today's markets.
The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2021.
Nearly ten percent of early inductees to the Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa were Classical Studies majors!
After graduating with a degree in film and media studies, Harper Birdsong '20 was uncertain where the next path would lead.
APIA majors Sumie Yotsukura and Gabby DeBelen were inducted to PBK on December 16.
The computers and sensors of the future are being engineered one atom at a time. A team of theoretical quantum physicists at William & Mary have partnered with materials scientists to develop a new tool for harnessing the power of subatomic conductivity.
The Faroe Islands, an archipelago between Norway and Iceland, were once believed to have been settled by Viking explorers in the mid-9th century CE. Thanks to new analysis of ancient sheep DNA, the remote, North Atlantic islands are now shown to have been inhabited by British Isle shepherds centuries before the Vikings arrived.
Faculty and staff of the Public Policy Program are so proud to announce that Gabrielle "Gabby" DeBelen, a current Public Policy major, has been named to Phi Beta Kappa.
Professor Iyanaga is constructing his narrative and perspective together with Anna’s descendants, rather than about them, as he documents the family's reza traditions.
In November, a group of William & Mary undergraduates attended the annual Commonwealth of Virginia Cancer Research Conference, and two of members of the Class of 2023 came back to Williamsburg bearing “best presentation” honors.
Launched in 2020, GRI created the fellowship to help respond to real-world policy changes and develop the next generation of leaders through a multidisciplinary approach — engaging researchers from different academic fields, perspectives and backgrounds in collaborative projects across 10 research labs.
William & Mary is partnering with European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania, and National Central University in Taoyuan, Taiwan, for an eight-week summer study abroad program starting in 2022.
Chris Howard, the Harriman Professor of Government & Public Policy, wrote an opinion piece for the Richmond Times-Dispatch on how the Build Back Better Act addresses the lack of affordable housing.
Several times a month, the Government Department invites guests to talk about their latest research and publications. Professor Kelebogile Zvobgo has brought numerous guests to speak at the colloquium.
Neutrinos may be the key to finally solving a mystery of the origins of our matter-dominated universe, and preparations for two major, billion-dollar experiments are underway to reveal the particles’ secrets.
Large segments of the world’s research community refocused in early 2020 in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic.
In a recent report, W&M Director of Public Policy Paul Manna examines how state governments can help school districts produce a larger selection of effective principals.
On Friday, Nov. 12, for six exciting hours, the Reves Room was transformed into Command Central for the William & Mary’s Global Innovation Challenge (WMGIC) x North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Allied Command Transformation (ACT) Cybersecurity Challenge.
William & Mary’s undergraduate iGEM team won a Gold Medal and was nominated for a major award at the iGEM Giant Jamboree, the annual conference and award ceremony of the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation.
William & Mary’s Commonwealth Center for Energy and the Environment had its genesis about a decade ago after members of the university’s Board of Visitors expressed interest in encouraging new research, especially interdisciplinary initiatives.
Top Forty Under 40 recognizes outstanding young business people in the Hampton Roads community.
Dr. Daniel Borrus, of Applied Science successfully defends his Ph.D. Dissertation.
William & Mary plans to hire up to five new faculty members to meet demand.
In departments and initiatives throughout William & Mary, efforts have been underway for nearly two decades to build up relationships with descendant communities and include their members as a vital part of the university’s research efforts.
Amanda Watson is a 2021 MIT EECS Rising Star
Jason Chen, associate professor of education at William & Mary, is working with Professor of Theatre and Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies Francis Tanglao Aguas are using a grant from the National Science Foundation to create a professional development curriculum.
Student Fellows yield a new kind of rich and productive dialogue to the Government Department's diversity and inclusion.
Dr. Margaret Rooney, of Applied Science successfully defends her Ph.D. Dissertation.
Renowned scholar and musician Johnny Farraj was the distinguished guest performer of the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, directed by Professor Anne Rasmussen on November 12, 2021 in their concert for the Asian Centennial.
Recent afternoons found Professor of Theatre Steve Holliday standing in various spots on the Kimball Theatre stage directing students either in the wings, on the catwalk or up on pneumatic lifts where to aim the lights.
Andrea Wright, Jinlan Liu Asian and Pacific Islander American Studies (APIA) Faculty Research Award recipient, plans to use the funds to support a research project focused on the impact of green energy projects on people’s lives in India, Kuwait and Virginia.
The Imaginary Invalid, Nov. 18-21, 2021
Narrated and performed by Javaad Alipoor and co-star Peyvand Sadeghian, RICH KIDS loosely follows the ill-fated story of lovers Parivash and Hossein (the first, a middle-class girl, the second, one of the show’s eponymous #richkids) backwards in time, from its end in a car crash back to its beginning as seen on Instagram, the audience’s window into the couple’s narrative.
Dr. Spencer Kirn, of Applied Science successfully defends his Ph.D. Dissertation.
The Government Department's Diversity Committee recently hired five students to serve as Student Diversity Fellows for the department. They spoke to us regarding their experiences as Diversity Fellows.
Sumié Yotsukura ‘22 and Brian Zhao ’23 recently celebrated the installation of the exhibit, “Pu Kao Chen: Thoughts of 1923 U.S. & W&M,” at Swem Library. The exhibit was the culmination of their research project to unearth the stories of the first Asian students to attend W&M.
Wendy Gonaver recently won the Simkins Prize for the best first book in US Southern History over the last two years from the Southern Historical Association.
While recognizing the accomplishments of Asian and Asian American students at the university over the past 100 years, the commemoration also seeks to probe the social and historical context of their experiences.
The nine-year roadmap sets out specific suggestions in key areas of the university’s multi-pronged approach to a more sustainable future.
Anthropology students share their research projects on IAD 2021
Yijie Zou is a Ph.D. student in William & Mary’s Department of Anthropology. He is planning a return to the west African country to continue observing the interaction of the Chinese community and native Ghanaians.
On Monday night in the Tucker Theater, Dr. Nicole C. Kirk gave a talk about American religion and the circus in the early twentieth century. While Protestant churches opposed the “questionable moral activities” associated with the circus, performers and workers cultivated a rich spiritual life all their own.
W&M students Cody Armstrong ’22 and Max Berckmueller ’23 immersed themselves in every department during nine-week internship with City of Williamsburg.
Daniel Kovner, a doctoral student in the Department of Physics at William & Mary, will continue his investigation of quantum chromodynamics as one of 65 graduate students supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program.
Professor Jennifer Mellor wears many hats at William & Mary. She's a Public Policy faculty affiliate, Director of Graduate Studies for Public Policy, Director of the Schroeder Center for Health Policy, and member of the Economics Department. Recently, she was profiled in the W&M campus newspaper, The Flat Hat, for her wide ranging contributions to health policy research and teaching.
The vision for William & Mary’s new Democracy Initiative is succinct: “W&M aspires to be a place where respectful dialogue takes place on challenging topics.”
The fellowships, announced recently by Jefferson Science Associates (JSA) will support students’ advanced studies and research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.
The story of Indian migrant workers does not end with the individual lives of these men. It is also a product of greater systemic inequalities and power structures. “I began to see how race and nationality began to inform how workers were treated and the policies that emerged.” In a book she is currently working on, “Producing Labor Hierarchies,” Wright writes about her works analyzing labor laws and understanding the various intersections of race, class, caste, and other systems of oppression and their effects on the lives of workers in the Middle East.
William & Mary researchers say compound in fish could be key to defeating cancer.
The two educational institutions have announced the creation of a joint research initiative to document the history of the school and its students, which will lead to new interpretive programming that explores the complicated history of this 18th-century institution dedicated to the education of Black children.
Barbette Spaeth, professor of classical studies at William & Mary, teaches and researches in the areas of ancient religion and magic. Her classes are quite popular and draw a cross-section of students across all disciplines and systems of values and beliefs.
William & Mary biology graduate student nominated for a prestigious award for his research on osprey nesting success using citizen science and nest-web cameras.
Dr. Michael Blakey will be honored with the President's Award from the American Anthropological Association at the upcoming Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD.
How has the United States used truth commissions to address racial injustice?
William & Mary Government Professor John McGlennon talks about recent polling numbers and the potential impact of Virginia’s statewide election.
Christopher Freiman, associate professor of philosophy at William & Mary, outlines his reasoning in his new book “Why It’s OK to Ignore Politics.” Just in time for the Nov. 2 elections, he makes an interesting yet controversial case.
Robert West ’23 helped design a Get Out the Vote program that has gotten more than 1.7 million people registered to vote since last fall.
As the world anxiously awaited the first COVID-19 vaccine, Colleen Gorman ’95 played a crucial role at Pfizer in ensuring that correct practices were being followed during clinical trials and preventing any issues that arose from being repeated.
Elizabeth Losh, Duane A. & Virginia S. Dittman Professor of English & American Studies at William & Mary, was selected as a Fulbright Scholar for 2021-22.
Jozef Dudek: Then and now / 2011 Early Career Award winner
Last year, five William & Mary alums were selected to participate in the 2021 Governor’s Fellows Program. The Department of Government at W&M had the pleasure of speaking with three of the five alums to discuss their experiences in the Fellowship program this past summer.
Hermine Pinson, the Frances L. & Edwin L. Cummings Professor of English and Africana Studies at W&M, will explore some of her favorite pieces of work in the fall 2021 Tack Faculty Lecture.
Rinabeth Apostol, award-winning West Coast-based actor, educator, director and activist, opens the workshop premiere of her solo show “little brown gIRL” this Tuesday October 12 in a special two-night engagement at the Kimball Theatre.
In science there is a term called “ground truth,” the baseline from which data is judged for accuracy. For William & Mary student Ken Koltermann, the term may better be described as “boots-on-the-ground truth.”
Professor Philip Roessler, Associate Chair of the Government Department and co-director of the Digital Inclusion and Governance Lab, spoke to ABC News about Facebook’s recent six-hour outage and its immense significance for our society.
Jeff Lunardi, a W&M graduate (BA, ’05; MBA, ’07) and Executive Director of the Virginia Joint Commission on Health Care (JCHC), gave a talk entitled “Addressing Behavioral Health in Virginia: State Policy Role.”
Media outlets worldwide have jumped to cover AidData’s latest findings on China’s spending patterns, debt levels and project implementation problems.
Many of the most effective human medicines and therapies have had their origin in nature. Myriam Cotten says there’s a good reason for researchers to look to flora and fauna when seeking new therapies.
Kathryn “Kate” Donati ’20 reached the conclusion that community exists even when we cannot see it shortly after William & Mary switched to remote learning amid COVID-19 in the spring of 2020.
For New Yorkers, Upper Manhattan is known as the site of Grant's Tomb, the Apollo Theater, The Cloisters, Sylvia's Restaurant and Sugar Hill. For W&M chemist Rachel O’Brien, the slice of city is the ideal marine-urban interface to study changes in the Earth’s atmosphere and its potential impacts on air quality and climate.
AidData, an international development research lab based at William & Mary’s Global Research Institute, today released a trove of new findings about China’s secretive overseas development finance program.
On September 1st, abortion politics in America entered a new chapter as a blatantly unconstitutional law banned abortions in Texas after 6 weeks of pregnancy. S.B. 8, “The Texas Heartbeat Act,” asserts Texas’s interest in the life of an “unborn child” and prohibits abortion after detection of a “fetal heartbeat.” Importantly, the law also pioneers an enforcement mechanism never before seen statewide: private civil action.
Jens Boos recently was awarded the 2021 P R Wallace Thesis Prize of the Canadian Association of Physicists (Division of Theoretical Physics) and the Winnipeg Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Senator Monty Mason recently spoke about Virginia’s mental health policies and improving the mix of community-based and hospital-based mental health services.
Patch-Seq is shorthand for “patch-clamp, followed by next-generation sequencing.” It’s a collaborative procedure that’s only been performed in a few labs.
Diamondback terrapins have always found it hard to catch a break.
Public Policy alum Christian Bale (BA '14, MPP '15) published a recent article in the Monkey Cage Blog at the Washington Post analyzing the challenges the U.S. military confronts in keeping track of its numerous assets scattered across all 50 states and dozens of countries around the world.
Prof. Alan Kennedy, Lecturer of Public Policy, recently published a co-authored piece with his colleague Kevin J. O'Neil, in the U.S. Army peer-reviewed publication The Army Lawyer.
Last year, five William & Mary alums were selected to participate in the 2021 Governor’s Fellows Program. The Department of Government at William & Mary is delighted to announce that all of them have accepted positions in the Office of the Governor, the administration, and within the Virginia State government.
Prof. Andrea Wright has won the Jinlan Liu APIA Faculty Research Award.
A full slate of performances, writing talks and exhibitions open to the university and local communities is planned for the fall at William & Mary.
The Crim Dell jellyfish are back — bigger and more numerous than ever.
Despite the raging fires consuming the western United States and the resurgence of COVID, the US is more polarized than ever, and it seems like the polarization will continue to worsen.
Professor Georgia Irby has been named editor of the Classical Jounal, one of the premier scholarly jounals in our profession.
Dr. Stephen E. Hanson of the Government Department recently co-authored an opinion piece titled “Why can’t we mandate anything” with Dr. Jeffrey S. Kopstein for The Hill. In this article, Dr. Hanson and Dr. Kopstein describe the drive behind the resistance against the COVID vaccines and other COVID mandates as “[t]he resistance to standard health measures is part of a broad global decline in how people see the legitimacy of apolitical, rational state bureaucracies.”
Trained as a public historian, Jennifer Joyce '11 works with a team of docents and tour guides who interact directly with visitors, relating the events of 9/11 and providing broader historical context.
R. Benedito Ferrão and Deborah Al-Najjar have co-edited a special issue of the João Roque Literary Journal titled "1991: Dispossessions – A 30th Anniversary Remembrance of the Gulf War."
Each year, approximately 25 people with Virginia ties are selected for the Governor’s Fellows Program. I was one of the lucky 25 this past summer.
William & Mary is experiencing a bumper crop in geology majors, the result of a hot job market created by a tectonic shift in the geosciences industry.
An exhibition of works by Native American artists curated by Dr. Danielle Moretti-Langholtz will be on display in Muscarelle Museum of Art
Chancellor Professor Emeritus J. Ward Jones died on Saturday, August 28, at the age of 91
A budding partnership between W&M and The Posse Foundation provides full scholarships to 11 incoming freshmen.
Chitralekha Zutshi is Class of 1962 Professor of History at William & Mary. She has written widely on nationalism, religious identities, and historical traditions in South Asia, primarily in the context of Kashmir. Her books include, Languages of Belonging: Islam, Regional Identity, and the Making of Kashmir; Kashmir’s Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination; Kashmir: Oxford India Short Introductions, and the edited volume, Kashmir: History, Politics, Representation.
Its first study, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, demonstrated the profound impact — but also the challenges — of reducing the smartphone gender gap in emerging economies.
Roberto Jamora will be researching and then seeking to capture in imagery the history and experiences of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans at William & Mary.
William & Mary is welcoming its newest undergraduate students to campus this week as the university begins a semester that will be convened primarily in person.
For years, Professor Deborah Denenholz Morse’s classes on Victorian fiction and the Brontës have been popular with W&M students from a variety of majors. Now, anyone can experience Morse’s fascinating lectures through her new course on Audible.
Q&A with Professor Paul Manna, appointed July 2021 to be director of Public Policy Program.
A tech startup co-founded by a William & Mary computer scientist has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
Faced with a lot of time on his hands during the COVID-19 shutdown, Owen Peck ’22 got to work on a project he’d been mulling for a while.
As elementary and high school students head back into classrooms, W&M News spoke with Carrie Dolan, an epidemiologist, an assistant professor in health sciences, member of William & Mary’s Public Health Advisory Board and director of the interdisciplinary Ignite global health research lab. She is currently advising the local school district and preparing her own family for going back to school.
David H. Feldman, Professor, Department of Economics and Author of “The Road Ahead for America’s Colleges and Universities” and “Why Does College Cost so Much?” discusses whether making community college tuition-free is likely to increase enrollment and graduation rates.
John Cho ’23 and Kelly Crace, associate vice president for health and wellness, will receive the 2021 President’s Award for Service to the Community at this year’s Opening Convocation ceremony Sept. 10 in the Wren Yard.
Michael Deschenes is professor and chair of Kinesiology & Health Sciences at William & Mary. He specializes in the neuromuscular system, the network of nerves that connects our brains to our muscles.
Amy Zhao’s knowledge of blockchain technology goes back to a course she took through William & Mary’s Global Research Institute. Now she wants to use her expertise to help others, including artists who face intellectual property threats.
Holly Gruntner, a Ph.D. candidate in William & Mary’s Harrison Ruffin Tyler Department of History, recently completed a short-term fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society, delving into the society’s vast collection of original documents for material to complete her dissertation on kitchen gardens in early America.
A team of geology faculty from William & Mary have co-authored study that is a deep dive into 20 years of statistics, logging efforts to achieve racial and ethnic diversity in what stubbornly remains the whitest corner of the STEM world.
Rani D. Mullen is an associate professor of government at William & Mary. Her research and teaching focus is on democratization and development in South Asia, and democracy and state building in India and Afghanistan in particular.
If Blackstone is a small pond, then Billy Coleburn ’90 is a big fish as both mayor of the 3,600-person Southside Virginia town and editor of the independently owned Courier-Record newspaper.
Dr. Paula Pickering, the Richard S. Perles Professor of Government, recently co-authored an article titled “Individualized Text Messages about Public Services Fail to Sway Voters: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Ugandan Elections” in the Journal of Experimental Political Science.
White House Press Secretary and William & Mary alumna Jen Psaki ’00 will speak at the university’s 2021 Opening Convocation ceremony, scheduled for Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. in the Wren Yard.
The Department of Government welcomes Dr. Kelebogile Zvobgo as its newest Assistant Professor and thanks Dr. Zvobgo for taking the time to speak with us.
Undergrads Daniel Costantino and Natalie Warren Awarded Dreyfus funding for Summer Chemistry Research.
When Ming Chang ’55 arrived on campus in 1952, he likely had no idea of the legacy that would follow.
Martin Gallivan, professor and chair of William & Mary’s Department of Anthropology, was a consultant in the design of Machicomoco State Park.
Reine Digital & Consulting is a social and digital agency rooted in strategic communications that focuses on supporting companies, athletes and personalities with their online branding and presence.
Dr. Jaime Settle, Associate Professor of the Department of Government, spoke with NPR's All Things Considered on outrage politics as a business model. More specifically, the story focused on Ben Shapiro, a conservative podcast host, and the success and popularity his website, The Daily Wire, has found on Facebook.
Brianna Nofil won the Allan Nevins Prize for her dissertation, “Detention Power: Jails, Camps, and the Origins of Immigrant Incarceration, 1900-2002.”
Dr. Prajkta Kallurkar, of Applied Science successfully defends her Ph.D. Dissertation.
Whimbrels are marathon migrators, flying great distances twice a year between their South American wintering grounds and their summer breeding areas in far northern Canada.
Rachel Bardon, a 2021 graduate of Buckingham County High School, is the 2021-2022 recipient of the Harriett Pittard Beales Scholarship at William & Mary.
The Elizabeth River Project (ERP) has teamed with researchers from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and William & Mary to build an online mapping tool that can help the non-profit and other community partners better incorporate environmental justice issues into planning and restoration efforts.
Quan Chau '21 writes, performs and films his own play dealing with his experiences as a child of immigrants from Vietnam.
Anthropology Ph.D. Student Tomos Evans was awarded an Exploration and Field Research Grant by The Explorer Club Washington Group (ECWG), the largest local chapter of the International Explorer Club.
Now there is an award for students who combine Classical Studies with work in STEM fields!
Adrienne Petty is one of seven recipients of a fellowship designed to foster classroom innovation and diversify curricula.
Tyler Hutchison is a rising junior and physics major at William & Mary who has set his sights (and camera) on the stars.
If you walked inside the Chi Omega sorority house on a typical afternoon in the early 2000s, you probably would have seen sorority sisters gathered in pajamas on the couch with hot drinks and snacks, watching C-SPAN or White House press conferences.
Alan Kennedy has been selected by the American Bar Association as one of the nation's Top 40 Young Lawyers.
Alison Larkin wins George Grayson Scholarship for Best Seminar Paper
Professor Peter Atwater recently participated in a forum with Nobel Prize winning economist Robert Shiller, who was discussing his work on how the stories we share can affect markets and the overall economy.
Applied Science Ph.D. candidate, Benjamin Skopic is set to swim the 200 IM at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.
Chemistry congratulates Jeff Molloy on earning his MBA from the Mason School of Business.