Elizabeth Harbron has an automatic advantage over her colleagues in the chemistry department when it comes to recruiting students into their research labs: she works with chemicals that change color, light up and glow.
When the Spanish archivist Peio Monteano produced a 13th-century ceremonial on the coronation of English kings, Kimberly Bassett knew that this was an opportunity few other researchers let alone undergraduates ever get.
Real scientists wouldn't be caught dead with cookbook-style lab instructions ('Two tablespoons of baking soda plus two cups of vinegar equals foamy fun!').
Why William and Mary? That's a question Celine Carayon, a French graduate student studying U.S. history, gets asked all the time. "They say, 'you're from Europe--that's where the history is,'" says Carayon.
William & Mary students have never met a stage they didn't like. The very first theater in America was built in Williamsburg in 1716, and in 1736, a group of William & Mary students put on the first student play in the colonies.
There's more to Williamsburg's history than fifes and three-cornered hats. The William & Mary community celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Kimball Theatre (formerly the Williamsburg Theatre), an old-fashioned single-screen beauty right in the heart of Duke of Gloucester (DoG) Street.
If you like to fish, you may or may not know that there are hundreds - no, thousands - of lakes and rivers in the U.S. holding fish that are too contaminated to eat safely.
What do the Han River in China, gold mines in Ecuador, and swallows in the Shenandoah Valley have in common? All three are research projects focusing on mercury contamination.