Campus Newshttps://www.wm.edu/news/rss/news.xmlCampus News RSSWed, 16 Jul 2008 10:47:53 -0400Cascade Servercreative@wm.eduCounseling students empower inmates to overcome addictionhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/counseling-students-empower-inmates-to-overcome-addiction.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/vprj-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="vprj-thumb.jpg" /></div> Every Friday this past spring, four William & Mary master’s degree students in counseling traveled to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail to spend the morning with a group of women inmates who were working to overcome substance use disorders.Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400Decoding Lake Matoaka’s sedimental history of the anthropocenehttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/decoding-lake-matoakas-sedimental-history-of-the-anthropocene.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/matoaka-200.png" width="100px" alt="geologist Jim Kaste works with a couple of William & Mary undergraduates from a coring platform assembled from a couple of lashed-together canoes on Lake Matoaka." /></div> A team of William & Mary geologists led by Jim Kaste and Nick Balascio has mined the time-capsule sediment of Lake Matoaka to find evidence that traces the development of the Industrial Revolution and the Age of the Automobile.Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400How trauma impacted Whitman's prose, psychehttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/how-trauma-impacted-whitmans-prose,-psyche.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/scholnick-sqthumb1.jpg" width="100px" alt="W&M Professor Bob Scholnick" /></div> W&M Professor of English and American Studies Robert Scholnick's insightful research and writing on Walt Whitman has revealed the seismic change the great American poet underwent caused by the ordeals he experienced.Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400Boldly Pursuing Excellence: Q&A with Athletics Director Samantha K. Hugehttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/boldly-pursuing-excellence-qa-with-athletics-director-samantha-k.-huge.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/samantha-huge-thumbnails/huge-square.jpg" width="100px" alt="Samantha Huge headshot" /></div> W&M News caught up with Director of Athletics Samantha K. Huge at her two-year mark, in advance of a town hall forum on June 18 in Zable Stadium. Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400In 'Nature': The role of climate change in armed conflicthttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/in-nature-the-role-of-climate-change-in-armed-conflict.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/kenya1200.jpg" width="100px" alt="A William & Mary student speaking with smallholder farmers in rural Kenya." /></div> Exactly what size role does climate change play in civil unrest? A new study aims to find out. Philip Roessler, associate professor of government at William & Mary , is a co-author on the study, which was published today in the journal "Nature."Wed, 12 Jun 2019 13:00:00 -0400Grad student has a clear vision of inclusionhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/grad-student-has-a-clear-vision-of-inclusion.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/davis-steve-sqthumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Michael Davis, legally blind, runs the track at Langley AFB" /></div> Michael Davis, 34, is on track to earn his Masters of Business Administration from the Raymond A. Mason School of Business despite being legally blind. He's also a marathoner who runs while pushing someone with disabilities seated in a special wheelchair.Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400Employees to be honored for servicehttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/employees-to-be-honored-for-service.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/employee-awards-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Hands sort through a collection of nametags" /></div> The following people will be recognized June 13, 2019, for reaching milestones in their years of service to the university.Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400Senior cataloger has put 50 years in the bookshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/senior-cataloger-has-put-50-years-in-the-books.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/blue-sqthumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Kathryn Blue" /></div> Kathryn Blue will be honored for a half-century of service to William & Mary and Swem Library on June 13.Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400A seat at the tablehttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/a-seat-at-the-table.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/nichols_intro_thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Ruth Jones Nichols wearing a red suit and smiling at the camera" /></div> Ruth Jones Nichols ’96 says she uses her strong sociology background, which began at W&M, to guide her work as a social change advocate.Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400Governor appoints ambassador, judge to W&M Board of Visitorshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/governor-appoints-ambassador,-judge-to-william-mary-board-of-visitors.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/bov2019-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Headshots side by side of Mari Carmen Aponte and Charles Poston" /></div> Former U.S. Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte and retired Norfolk Circuit Judge Charles Poston J.D. ’74 have been appointed to William & Mary’s Board of Visitors, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced today. Fri, 07 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400W&M alumna spreads water safety awareness a year after husband's deathhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/wm-alumna-spreads-water-safety-awareness-a-year-after-husbands-death.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/joys-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Ali Gaidies Joy and Austin Joy sit on a deck in front of a beach" /></div> Ali Gaidies Joy '96 is determined to keep beach safety in the forefront of people’s minds through her Float Don’t Fight campaign, which urges people to take a floating device when heading into the ocean for leisure or if trying to rescue someone.Thu, 06 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400Heir apparent: Jay Jones '10 lives up to legacy of leadershiphttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/heir-apparent-jay-jones-10-lives-up-to-legacy-of-leadership.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/jones-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Jay Jones wearing a suit and smiling at the camera" /></div> Jay Jones ’10 holds the seat in the Virginia legislature once held by his father, Jerrauld Jones, who is currently a judge on the Norfolk Circuit Court. His mother, Lyn Simmons, is also a judge, in the Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400William & Mary celebrates For the Bold in Londonhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/william-mary-celebrates-for-the-bold-in-london.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/palace-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Gold and green lights shine on Kensington Palace at nightpalace-thumb.jpg" /></div> William & Mary returned to its royal roots during the May 28 For the Bold campaign celebration in London in honor of the nearly 9,000 alumni, parents and friends that comprise the university’s international community.Tue, 04 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400VIMS selects winners of inaugural innovation fund competitionhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/vims-selects-winners-of-inaugural-innovation-fund-competition.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/truck-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="A pickup truck drives through a flooded intersection, splashing water" /></div> William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science has selected researchers Derek Loftis and Lisa Kellogg as winners of its inaugural Dean & Director’s Innovation Fund competition.Mon, 03 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0400Silent storieshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/silent-stories-association-of-1775-back-in-action.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/mil-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="A soldier in uniform smiles at the camera while marching with others" /></div> The Association of 1775 (Ao75), William & Mary’s military, veterans and government alumni group, is now back in action and moving forward.Fri, 31 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400Culture vulture: Jen Chaney '94 talks TVhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/culture-vulture-jen-chaney-94-talks-tv.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/chaney-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Jen Chaney looks at the camera while standing in front of a red background" /></div> Jen Chaney, who is now a television critic for the media outlet Vulture, doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t obsessed with the small screen.Thu, 30 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400Strong bonds: W&M alumni create a sports and entertainment empirehttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/strong-bonds-wm-alumni-create-a-sports-and-entertainment-empire.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/stj-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Two men smiling and wearing suits stand in front of a blue background" /></div> William & Mary ties strengthen the team behind a new sports and entertainment empire.Wed, 29 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400W&M celebrates For the Bold in South Hampton Roadshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/wm-celebrates-for-the-bold-in-south-hampton-roads.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/chrysler-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Green uplighting illuminates the entrance of the Chrysler Museum at night" /></div> William & Mary celebrated its For the Bold campaign in South Hampton Roads last week. The region is home to more than 16,000 alumni, parents, family and friends of the university.Wed, 29 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400Study highlights vulnerability of rural coast to sea-level risehttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/study-highlights-vulnerability-of-rural-coast-to-sea-level-rise.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/ghost-forest-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Thin tree stumps protrude from a marsh" /></div> Ghost forests and abandoned farmland highlight the vulnerability of rural coasts to sea-level rise.Tue, 28 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400Aceto Award honors Roche’s efforts for the greater goodhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/aceto-award-honors-roches-efforts-for-the-greater-good.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/roche-square.jpg" width="100px" alt="Gene Roche" /></div> Gene Roche, executive professor of higher education at William & Mary, will receive the 2019 Shirley Aceto Award for exceptional commitment to excellence in service to the campus community.Fri, 24 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400