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  • Scientific talks, a tour of Jefferson Lab, and breakout sessions on topics like applying to graduate schools, undergraduate research experience, LGBT/inclusiveness, and communication/negotiation skills. {{https://www.wm.edu/as/news/as-news-archive/2018-19/cuwip-coming-here.php, FULL STORY}}
    Women in Physics Conference

  • Delicious dishes:

    Students in Arab Studies courses compete for who can make the best, culturally significant dish, judged by celebrity chefs. {{https://www.wm.edu/as/support/stories/two-wm-classes-face-off-in-cooking-competition.php, FULL STORY}}
    Great Asia Cook Off

  • This 1563 idealization of the family has proven remarkably resilient. Walmart offers poster versions with "all the vivid colors and details of the original."

    Boswell Lecture explores how imperial power and sexuality were closely intertwined. {{https://www.wm.edu/as/news/as-news-archive/2018-19/sexuality-in-the-history-of-empires.php, FULL STORY}}
    Sexuality in the History of Empires

  • At a Write-in, students brainstorm ideas with consultants, then often stay to work on their projects.

    Sometimes a few quick questions and some brainstorming are just the thing for student writing projects. {{https://www.wm.edu/as/news/as-news-archive/2018-19/jump-start-write-in.php, FULL STORY}}
    New “Write-in” sessions at the Writing Resources Center

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    Students tackle a project in synthetic biology, bring home a gold medal. {{https://www.wm.edu/as/news/as-news-archive/2018-19/igem-2018.php, FULL STORY}}
    Project Decode

  • Public presentations offer students a rare inside look at the kinds of thinking and discussion that inform scholarly research. {{https://www.wm.edu/as/news/as-news-archive/2017-18/scholars-talk-exchange-connect.php, FULL STORY}}

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    Several dozen faculty explore the area of "engaged inclusion" and how they can model and teach students these skills in the classroom. {{https://www.wm.edu/as/news/as-news-archive/2018-19/breaking-new-ground.php, FULL STORY}}
    Workshop: Breaking New Ground

  • Student musicians perform concerts and hold a working clinic with British composer Adam Gorb. {{https://www.wm.edu/as/news/as-news-archive/2017-18/wind-ensemble-tours.php, FULL STORY}}
    W&M Wind Ensemble tours Great Britain

  • Jessica Lamont '08: "The room was packed and bustling with feedback and ideas." {{https://www.wm.edu/as/news/as-news-archive/2018-19/classics-scholars-and-ideas.php, FULL STORY}}
    Meeting connects Classics scholars and ideas

  • At conference, students present their panel discussion "Back to the Future" and explore what it means to "practice" Asian American Studies. {{https://www.wm.edu/as/news/as-news-archive/2017-18/asian-american-studies-conference.php, FULL STORY}}
    Students attend Asian American Studies conference

  • Prof. Leah Glenn: "The exchange that occurs between generations and levels of ability provides a rich atmosphere." {{https://www.wm.edu/as/news/as-news-archive/2017-18/dancers-celebrate.php, FULL STORY}}
    Student and alumni dancers gather to celebrate, complement campus events

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    Vandana Shiva gives a COLL 300 presentation, visits classes, and participates in Earth Week activities. {{https://www.wm.edu/as/news/as-news-archive/2017-18/vandana-shiva-coll-300.php, FULL STORY}}
    Visitor talks sustainability with students

  • Visiting architect Zena Howard describes to students how culture can (and should) influence the design of buildings. {{https://www.wm.edu/as/news/as-news-archive/2017-18/building-to-improve-communities.php, FULL STORY}}
    Building to improve communities

  • The W&M Equality Lab orchestrates an event in real time that continues online across digital forums. {{https://www.wm.edu/as/news/as-news-archive/2017-18/digital-humanities-conference.php, FULL STORY}}
    Welcome to the World of #RMDHatWM

  • Students attend workshop sessions on fine-tuning the scholarship of theistic ethics. {{https://www.wm.edu/as/news/as-news-archive/2017-18/theistic-ethics.php, FULL STORY}}
    Theistic Ethics Workshop

  • Professor Javier Corrales delivers lecture on Liberal Democracy and LGBT Rights in the Americas. {{https://www.wm.edu/as/news/as-news-archive/2017-18/boswell-lecture-corrales.php, FULL STORY}}
    Annual Homecoming Boswell Lecture

  • Students In COLL 100 course conduct research using digital databases, then produce web pages for their final projects. {{https://www.wm.edu/as/news/as-news-archive/2017-18/out-of-archive.php, FULL STORY}}
    Out of the archive, into an online database

  • Professor Settle: "Students in our SNaPP Lab have been involved for several years, and their contributions have been invaluable." {{https://www.wm.edu/as/news/as-news-archive/2017-18/settle-book.php, FULL STORY}}
    "Workshopping" a book manuscript in process

  • Carley Toney '18: "I learned firsthand what power music, and I believe choral music in particular, has to make us feel deeply and connect with others." {{https://www.wm.edu/as/news/as-news-archive/2017-18/deep-think.php, FULL STORY}}
    Deep Think on Women's Chorus

  • Patrick Christian '17 is the only undergraduate student presenting biology research at poster sessions. {{https://www.wm.edu/as/news/as-news-archive/2017-18/christian-17.php, FULL STORY}}
    Europhosphatase conference

  • Ten undergraduate student composers end their Spring semester with a three-day Composers Laboratory. {{https://www.wm.edu/as/news/as-news-archive/2017-18/student-composers.php, FULL STORY}}
    With guest ensemble Mind on Fire

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    Salve et Ave: Scholars gather at symposium to honor the forty-year career of Professor Oakley {{https://www.wm.edu/as/support/stories/salve-et-ave.php, FULL STORY}}
    Day-long Scholarly Symposium