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A MERS coronavirus shows its namesake crown-like structure under the microscope.
A coronavirus Q&A with a virologist

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.

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Students lobby for W&M at 24th annual Road to Richmond

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.

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2020 Study Abroad trip to Oman

Please read an update from AMES Director, Anne Rasmussen about the third iteration of the interdisciplinary Study Abroad trip to Oman

Brian Castleberry
DOG Street Journal profiles Brian Castleberry

The DOG Street Journal recently profiled Professor Brian Castleberry. Read all about his new novel, his teaching, and the time he met Beyoncé.

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W&M cuts ribbon on new entrepreneurship hub

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.

Suzanne Hagedorn
Forgotten saint sparks W&M professor’s curiosity

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
VIMS scientist wins national Early Career Leadership Award

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.

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Lamar Shambley '10 helps Brooklyn teens study abroad

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.

Nicholas Balascio
W&M's Balascio named among Virginia's outstanding faculty

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.

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W&M makes history at Ranger Challenge

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

Zhaoning Johnson Liu
W&M alumnus wins Schwarzman Scholarship

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.

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Medicaid Expansion in Virginia: A Community Discussion

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