2006 Campus Announcements

College establishes award to recognize student leaders

The College of William and Mary established the Recognizing Achievement in Leadership (RAIL) Committee this fall through the Office of Student Activities to highlight the contributions of student leaders to the Williamsburg Community.

Law School professor plays role drafting UN human rights treaty

William & Mary Law School Professor Michael Stein has played an integral part in the international Ad Hoc Committee that has been meeting for five years to draft a United Nations disability human rights treaty.

College to offer free business seminar to community

The College of William and Mary's Technology and Business Center, in conjunction with the Mason School of Business, will present a seminar on the ways readily available and simple technologies may be used to improve businesses, Dec. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Williamsburg Community Building.

W&M Theater presents "As Bees in Honey Drown"

In no time at all, the second show of the William and Mary Theatre's season, As Bees in Honey Drown, will be lighting up William and Mary's Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall with a commentary on American culture's obsession with fame and celebrity.

W&M alum wins big on Jeopardy!

Being an alumnus of the College of William and Mary paid off recently for Jeffrey Spoeri - literally.

Rogers Hall update

Officials have determined the cause of the odor that led to the evacuation of Rogers Hall earlier Friday.

College renames Campus Drive as Ukrop Way

In honor of Bobbie and Jim Ukrop's many years of support and friendship, the College of William and Mary has renamed one of the university's principal thoroughfares Ukrop Way.

W&M names new law library in honor of alumnus Henry C. Wolf

The library under construction at William & Mary Law School has been named the Wolf Law Library to honor alumnus and Vice Rector of the College Henry C. Wolf, Law School Dean W. Taylor Reveley III announced recently.

W&M program releases report on contested elections

A study, released this week by the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy at the College of William and Mary, shows the number of contested state legislative seats are on the rise.

Lawrence Wilkerson to keynote Model U.N.

Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff under Secretary of State Colin Powell and the Harriman Visiting Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College, will address the opening ceremony of William and Mary's 20th Annual High School Model United Nations Conference Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center, Chesapeake Rooms A, B and C.

W&M cadets place third in Ranger Challenge Competition

ROTC cadets from the College of William and Mary placed third in a competition last weekend geared toward preparing them for what it takes to be part of one of the Army's most elite force.

W&M Dance Program presents Dancevent 2006

The College of William and Mary Dance Program will present DANCEVENT, a program of faculty choreography, at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 2, 3, and 4 in Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall on Jamestown Road.

College receives funding for early cancer detection research

The College of William and Mary has received a $472,409 grant from the National Cancer Institute to advance proteomics/bioinformatics technology that ultimately could result in improved sensitivity of cancer detection.

William and Mary to change athletic logo before Fall 2007

The College of William and Mary has notified the National Collegiate Athletic Association that during the next academic year the College will phase out the two feathers that are currently a part of its athletic logo.

“National Guantánamo Teach-In” to be simulcast at two sites on campus

The William & Mary Law School will be among more than 250 law schools and colleges across the nation that will link to the live webcast of the “National Guantánamo Teach-In” to be simulcast at two sites on campus which will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. EST on Thursday, Oct. 5, at Seton Hall University Law School.

Former UN prosecutor to lecture on prosecuting human rights

Brenda Sue Thornton, a former United Nations prosecutor, will deliver a lecture titled "Prosecuting Human Rights in East Timor and Rwanda - An Insider Account" at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2 in Room 124 of the Law School.

William and Mary hosts 8th Annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture

The Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the College of William and Mary, Carl Strikwerda, presents the 8th Annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture, "Environmentalists in the Boardroom: Using Public Policy to Encourage Corporate Responsibility" by Sarah Stafford, associate professor of economics, Sunday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m.

Forum to focus on new global threats

Nuclear Jihad: New Threats in a New Century is the topic for a thought provoking address to be given by David E. Sanger at the third annual Global Forum in Williamsburg.

Benjamin Israel named recipient of Edwards Scholarship

Benjamin A. Israel, a 2006 graduate of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School in Rumson, N.J., was recently named the first recipient of the College of William and Mary's Michael Hardy Edwards Scholarship.

Global warming drives genetic change

Global warming is driving genetic change on three continents, according to research by an international group of biologists, including a William and Mary professor.

Acclaimed physicist to welcome incoming students

William and Mary alumnus Warren W. Buck, former chancellor of the University of Washington-Bothell and prominent physicist, will welcome the freshman Class of 2010 and entering graduate and transfer students during opening convocation exercises Sept. 1, 2006.

Endowment Association takes new name, keeps mission

On July 1, the Endowment Association of The College of William and Mary in Virginia, Incorporated, officially changed its name to The College of William & Mary Foundation.

12 from College are Fulbright Scholars

The largest number of William and Mary students in nearly two decades will be studying abroad on Fulbright Scholarships this coming academic year.

College appeals NCAA logo decision

The College of William and Mary is appealing a May 16, 2006, decision by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regarding the use of the institution's athletic logo.

College history major named 2006 Gilder Lehrman scholar

David Williard ('07), a history major at the College, has been selected as one of 15 students out of an applicant pool of 300 undergraduates nationwide to be a 2006 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar.