Campus Newshttps://www.wm.edu/news/rss/news.xmlCampus News RSSWed, 16 Jul 2008 10:47:53 -0400Cascade Servercreative@wm.eduDiscussion helps launch International Justice Lab at W&Mhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/roundtable-discussion-helps-launch-international-justice-lab-at-wm.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/ijl-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Kelebogile Zvobgo" /></div> William & Mary students, scholars and community members gathered Jan. 31 to celebrate the launch of the International Justice Lab at the university with a roundtable discussion on “International Law and Justice: Challenges and Challengers in the 21st Century.”Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500W&M men's swimming wins CAA championship for 6th consecutive yearhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/wm-mens-swimming-wins-the-caa-championship-for-6th-consecutive-year.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/caa-champs-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Swimmers hold up a blue CAA champs sign" /></div> The William & Mary men's swimming team won its sixth consecutive Colonial Athletic Association championship on Saturday night, doing so in record-setting fashion in a week filled with individual event records. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500'Grand Challenge' review stresses global impact of microplasticshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/grand-challenge-review-stresses-global-impact-of-microplastics.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/plastics-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Plastic debris on a remote Gulf of Alaska beach" /></div> Professor Rob Hale of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science is lead author of a new “Grand Challenges” paper commissioned to mark the 100th anniversary of the American Geophysical Union, the world’s largest association of Earth and space scientists with more than 60,000 members in 137 countries.Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500W&M student affairs hailed as a promising place to workhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/wm-student-affairs-hailed-as-a-promising-place-to-work.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/ambler-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Ginger Ambler stands in front of a brick wall" /></div> For the fifth time since 2014, William & Mary was recognized as one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs in 2020 by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500Chief Cheesebro to lead VACLEAhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/chief-cheesebro-to-lead-vaclea.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/vaclea-president/chief_cheesebro1x200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Closeup image of William & Mary Police Chief Deb Cheesebro" /></div> William & Mary Police Chief Deborah Cheesebro elected president of the Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500Lemon Project’s 10th annual symposium to focus on black women in Americahttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/lemon-projects-10th-annual-symposium-to-focus-on-black-women-in-america.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/legacy-3-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Lynn Briley, Janet Brown Strafer and Karen Ely" /></div> William & Mary’s 10th annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium will center on the theme of “When and Where They Enter: Four Centuries of Black Women in America.”Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500Remembering Millie Westhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/remembering-millie-west.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/west-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Millie West" /></div> Millie West had a significant impact on influence on W&M athletics.Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500W&M post player reveling in final basketball seasonhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/wm-center-reveling-in-final-basketball-season.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/vanvliet-square.jpg" width="100px" alt="Andy Van Vliet shoots the basketball over an opposing defender" /></div> After transferring to William & Mary, Andy Van Vliet ’20 is playing a key role on a team in title contention making a stretch run to post-season play for the first time in his college basketball career.Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500William & Mary to host area’s first Juneteenth celebrationhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/william-mary-to-host-areas-first-juneteenth-celebration.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2019/thumbnails/memorial-names-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="memorial-names-thumb.jpg" /></div> William & Mary is partnering with the York-James City-Williamsburg NAACP, the City of Williamsburg and others to host the area’s inaugural Juneteenth celebration, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500Series explores lived experiences around ability and disabilityhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/series-features-lived-experiences-of-those-with-ability-and-disability.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/dwoj-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="A person sitting at a table gestures as she speaks" /></div> Dozens of people shared their personal stories about ability and disability Feb. 13 during the first session of this year’s Daily Work of Justice series.Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500A coronavirus Q&A with a virologisthttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/a-coronavirus-qa-with-a-virologist.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/corona-square.png" width="100px" alt="A MERS coronavirus shows its namesake crown-like structure under the microscope." /></div> Kurt Williamson is a virologist, an associate professor in William & Mary’s Department of Biology who specializes in the study of viruses. He offers some scientific context for the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500Senior VP Sam Jones to retire after 34 years at W&Mhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/senior-vp-sam-jones-to-retire-after-34-years-at-wm.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/jones-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Sam Jones" /></div> Sam Jones ’75, M.B.A. ’80, senior vice president for finance and administration, will step down from his current role at the end of June on his way to retirement.Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500W&M and Williamsburg dependent on each other for successhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/wm-and-williamsburg-dependent-on-each-other-for-success.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/forum-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Williamsburg Mayor Paul Freiling speaks" /></div> University and city officials explore new and innovative areas of collaboration at Feb. 12 strategic planning forum. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500Research reveals unique reproductive trait for seagrasshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/research-reveals-unique-reproductive-trait-for-seagrass.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/seagrass-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="A diver writes on a notebook underwater above a field of seagrass" /></div> A joint Australian-U.S. team reveals that one group of seagrasses, Australian species of the genus Posidonia, has evolved yet another remarkable adaptation for ocean survival: a winged seed whose shape harnesses the force of underwater currents to hold it on the seafloor for rooting.Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500Making a HEART-felt impacthttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/heart-fund.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/heart-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="A great heart outlined in white on a yellow background" /></div> The newly established Health Emergency and Resources for the Tribe — or HEART — Fund provides vital funds that serve students in meaningful and transformative ways.Fri, 14 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500Lab investigates underpinnings of political polarization https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/lab-investigates-underpinnings-of-political-polarization.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/walker200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Garret Walker, class of 2019, sits in front of a computer in the lab that he manages" /></div> Undergraduates working in a lab inside the Integrated Science Center are currently studying ways to foster constructive dialogue in an era of increased partisan divide. Thu, 13 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500W&M professor develops measurement for the effect of social media on studentshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/wm-professor-develops-measurement-for-the-effect-of-social-media-on-students.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/parris-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Leandra Parris" /></div> Leandra Parris, assistant professor of school psychology at William & Mary, has developed the first scale to measure social media rumination in adolescents.Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500W&M computer scientist Evgenia Smirni named IEEE Fellowhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/wm-computer-scientist-evgenia-smirni-named-ieee-fellow.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/smirni200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Portrait photograph of Evgenia Smirni, the S. P. Chockley Professor of Computer Science at William & Mary" /></div> William & Mary computer scientist Evgenia Smirni has been elected to the 2020 class of fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Tue, 11 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500W&M education, sociology professors unite to study English language learnershttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/wm-education,-sociology-professors-unite-to-study-english-language-learners.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/ells-square.jpg" width="100px" alt="Jennifer Bickham Mendez and Katherine Barko-Alva" /></div> Sociology Professor Jennifer Bickham Mendez and Katherine Barko-Alva, assistant professor of English as a second language/bilingual education, continue to find ways to work together and help each other across disciplines.Tue, 11 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500Kaine, Gates cover impeachment, foreign policy and more in ‘Crucibles of Leadership’ discussionhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/kaine,-gates-cover-impeachment,-foreign-policy-and-more-in-crucibles-of-leadership-discussion.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/crucibles-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="'Crucibles of Leadership' discussion" /></div> U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) LL.D. ’06 Kaine and Chancellor Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 spoke about their personal journeys as public servants, learning from the past to shape present-day foreign policy and the future of U.S. leadership in a rapidly changing world.Tue, 11 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0500