Campus Newshttps://www.wm.edu/news/rss/news.xmlCampus News RSSWed, 16 Jul 2008 10:47:53 -0400Cascade Servercreative@wm.eduWilliam & Mary Athletics: The Path Forwardhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/william-mary-athletics-the-path-forward.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/ath-logo-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="A gree W&M logo outlined in yellow on a gray background" /></div> The university is reinstating Women’s Gymnastics, Women’s Swimming and Women’s Volleyball, which will continue as Division I varsity sports. By reinstating these sports, William & Mary will make significant progress toward achieving equity in participation in 2021-22.Mon, 19 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400Meet William & Mary’s new deanshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/meet-william-marys-new-deans.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/newdeans200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Portrait photographs of new deans " /></div> This fall, as new students began classes at William & Mary for the first time and returning students adjusted to a semester unlike any other, they were joined by three new faces — William & Mary’s new deans of the Arts & Sciences, Law School and School of Education.Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400PNAS paper: Climate-driving Atlantic sea-surface temps are the warmest they’ve been for 3 millenniahttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/pnas-paper-climate-driving-atlantic-sea-surface-temps-are-the-warmest-theyve-been-for-3-millennia.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/water200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Portrait photo of Nick Balascio" /></div> South Sawtooth Lake on Canada’s Ellsmere Island is deep, cold and filled with answers for climate-change scientists.Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400William & Mary launches innovative partnership with The Posse Foundationhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/william-mary-launches-innovative-partnership-with-the-posse-foundation.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/posse-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Students walking in front of admission office" /></div> Partnership with W&M will be the first of its kind for students in Virginia who will receive scholarships and work together in virtual cohorts prior to their enrollmentThu, 15 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400Support for mental health ramps up at W&M amid COVID-19https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/support-for-mental-health-ramps-up-at-wm-amid-covid-19.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/mentalhealthsupport-square.gif" width="100px" alt="Small purple flags on the lawn in front of wellness center with three signs with mental health information" /></div> In the face of the stress and uncertainty of living through a pandemic, William & Mary has adapted its programs and services to offer expanded mental health and wellness resources. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400Virtual potlucks support international students during distance learninghttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/virtual-potlucks-support-international-students-during-distance-learning.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/potlucks_200.jpg" width="100px" alt="students on a Zoom call" /></div> Potluck dinners are a staple of the true college experience, particularly for international students. When the repercussions of the pandemic hit full force, faculty had to get creative about sharing meals as a community. Tue, 13 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400VIMS dean and director to retire in 2021https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/vims-dean-and-director-to-retire-in-2021.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/content/wells-retirement/story selects/wells_onboard200.jpg" width="100px" alt="" /></div> John Wells to retire at the end of the academic year, a national search for the next dean and director will be conducted. Mon, 12 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400Ways W&M faculty take a break from stressful timeshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/world-mental-health-day-ways-wm-faculty-take-a-break-from-stressful-times.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/hobby-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Professor throwing football" /></div> From professional football to board game design, William & Mary faculty partake in a wide array of pastimes to get away from the daily grind.Mon, 12 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400Interim AD outlines financial issues, vows to listenhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/interim-ad-outlines-financial-issues,-vows-to-listen.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/martin-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Jeremy Martin" /></div> Publicly addressing the William & Mary community for the first time since being named interim athletics director, Jeremy Martin outlined how a financial crisis led to the decision announced Sept. 3 to discontinue seven varsity sports. He also vowed to meet with those affected and listen to any ideas they might have.Fri, 09 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400W&M professor adapts dance curriculum for remote learninghttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/wm-professor-adapts-dance-curriculum-for-remote-learning.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/gavaler-square.jpg" width="100px" alt="Joan Gavaler" /></div> All three of William & Mary Professor Joan Gavaler’s dance classes this semester have a mix of in-person and remote students. This has made for challenging, but refreshing, turns in adapting her teaching.Fri, 09 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400Martin brings a wide range of experiences in administration and athletics https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/interim-ad-duties-brings-a-wide-range-of-experiences-in-administration-and-athletics.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/jmartin-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Jeremy Martin at basketball game with his family" /></div> Jeremy Martin knows as well as anyone -- and more than most -- that the next few months will be critical for William & Mary Athletics.Thu, 08 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400BirdShades trials yield better methodology for testing bird-window collision deterrentshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/birdshades-trials-yield-better-methodology-for-testing-bird-window-collision-deterrents.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/birdfilm200.jpg" width="100px" alt="student holding a zebra finch" /></div> John Swaddle, faculty director at William & Mary’s Institute for Integrative Conservation, and a group of graduate students have published a paper evaluating a new window-film product designed to reduce bird-window collisions. Thu, 08 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400Seagrass restoration speeds recovery of ecosystem serviceshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/seagrass-restoration-speeds-recovery-of-ecosystem-services.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/seagrass-thumb1.jpg" width="100px" alt="Diver with seagrass in hand" /></div> Project offers blueprint for future efforts to maintain & restore coastal habitats.Thu, 08 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400Case managers help students and employees navigate their way during quarantine and isolationhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/case-managers-help-students-and-employees-navigate-their-way-during-quarantine-and-isolation.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/case-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Student being tested for COVID-19" /></div> Persons in the W&M community who have either tested positive or come into close contact with someone who has are assigned case managers to become the main point of contact for any issues or questions that arise.Wed, 07 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400Wet summer, biting midges spread deadly disease among deerhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/wet-summer,-biting-midges-spread-deadly-disease-among-deer.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/deer-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="A deer with matted fur and ribs visible through the skin" /></div> A rash of deer deaths in the College Woods is likely the result in an overabundance of biting midges, according to Randy Chambers, director of William & Mary’s Keck Environmental Laboratory.Tue, 06 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400W&M alumna helps lead COVID-19 vaccine studyhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/wm-alumna-helps-lead-covid-19-vaccine-study.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/jackson-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Dr. Lisa A. Jackson" /></div> Dr. Lisa A. Jackson ’84 has conducted numerous vaccine studies, but the task before her in March was different — the timing compressed, the stakes higher — when her team launched one of the first human clinical trials for a vaccine to block infection from the virus that causes COVID-19.Mon, 05 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400W&M works with alumnus’ company to combine voices, instrumentshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/wm-works-with-alumnus-company-to-combine-voices,-instruments.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/artslaureate-square.gif" width="100px" alt="Ensemble members playing instruments in various squares on Zoom video" /></div> Ever since COVID-19 forced their voices and instruments apart in March, William & Mary musicians have been finding ways to bring them back together for virtual audiences.Thu, 01 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400Special journal issue highlights W&M legacy of songbird-mercury researchhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/special-journal-issue-highlights-wm-legacy-of-songbird-mercury-research.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/cristol-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Allyson Jackson " /></div> Dan Cristol is the co-editor of a special issue of the journal Ecotoxicology, along with David Evers of the Biodiversity Research Institute.Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0400Mihyeon Kim wins the National Association for Gifted Children’s 2020 Community Service Awardhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/mihyeon-kim-wins-the-national-association-for-gifted-childrens-2020-community-service-award.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/kim200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Mihyeon Kim" /></div> As clinical associate professor and director of pre-collegiate learner programs at the Center for Gifted Education, Mihyeon Kim’s influence goes far beyond the instruction she gives in the School of Education’s classrooms.Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0400Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at W&M receives $1M granthttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/osher-lifelong-learning-institute-at-wm-receives-1m-grant.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/prince-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Steve Prince holds a piece of artwork with another behind him on a wall" /></div> The funds, along with a bridge grant of $50,000, will establish permanent support for the Osher Institute at William & Mary.Tue, 29 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0400