Campus Newshttps://www.wm.edu/news/rss/news.xmlCampus News RSSWed, 16 Jul 2008 10:47:53 -0400Cascade Servercreative@wm.eduA new oval bycatch reduction device might spell relief for diamondback terrapinshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/a-new-oval-bycatch-reduction-device-might-spell-relief-for-diamondback-terrapins.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/turtles_200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Student holding a turtle" /></div> Diamondback terrapins have always found it hard to catch a break.Wed, 22 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400VIMS partners with JASON Learning for Beyond the Plastic Bottle Challengehttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/vims-partners-with-jason-learning-for-beyond-the-plastic-bottle-challenge.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/plastics-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Plastic bottles float among reeds in a marsh" /></div> William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science has partnered with JASON Learning for the Beyond the Plastic Bottle Challenge, an educational activity in which teams of students create a sustainable plan that reduces the debris associated with one source of microplastic pollution in their community.Tue, 21 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -04004 years in a row: W&M receives Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Awardhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/4-years-in-a-row-wm-receives-higher-education-excellence-in-diversity-award.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/heed-logo-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="A logo that shows a mortarboard cap and says Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award Top Colleges for Diversity" /></div> INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has once again selected William & Mary to receive one of its Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) awards. Some of the initiatives that helped W&M receive this year’s award are included in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion’s annual report, which was published online today.Mon, 20 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400Dr. Anthony Fauci to deliver remarks for W&M’s Class of 2020 in-person Commencement ceremonyhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/dr.-anthony-fauci-to-deliver-remarks-for-wms-class-of-2020-in-person-commencement-ceremony.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/fauci_200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Portrait photograph of Anthony Fauci" /></div> Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci will receive an honorary degree from William & Mary and deliver virtual remarks to William & Mary’s Class of 2020 as part of the university’s in-person celebration for the graduates next month.Thu, 16 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400Variety of arts is on offer at W&M for fallhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/variety-of-arts-is-on-offer-at-wm-for-fall.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/fallarts-square.jpg" width="100px" alt="Musicians and dancer in costume" /></div> A full slate of performances, writing talks and exhibitions open to the university and local communities is planned for the fall at William & Mary.Thu, 16 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400Craspedacusta’s Last Stand? Not likely, but now’s the best time to see the Crim Jellieshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/craspedacustas-last-stand-not-likely,-but-nows-the-best-time-to-see-the-crim-jellies.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/jellies200.jpg" width="100px" alt="A student with a net reaching into water" /></div> The Crim Dell jellyfish are back — bigger and more numerous than ever.Thu, 16 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400VIMS launches new Professional Master of Arts program in marine sciencehttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/vims-launches-new-professional-master-of-arts-program-in-marine-science.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/microscope-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="A person wearing a mask with flowers on it looks into a microscope" /></div> William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science has launched its new Professional Master of Arts program, welcoming seven Master of Arts students along with 24 others seeking Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees.Wed, 15 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400W&M moves up in U.S. News, ranks in top 10 for public universitieshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/wm-moves-up-in-u.s.-news,-ranks-in-top-10-for-public-universities.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/cypher-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="A wrought-iron W&M cypher sits atop a brick archway with a building visible in the background" /></div> William & Mary moved up in the latest national and public university rankings by U.S. News & World Report and maintains a higher alumni giving rate than any other public national university, according to a report released today. Mon, 13 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400In season of change, new W&M students challenged to ‘be builders’https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/in-season-of-change,-new-wm-students-challenged-to-be-builders.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/home-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="People wearing masks stand next to a fence and one holds a sign that says welcome home" /></div> The William & Mary community returned to the Wren Yard Friday night to celebrate its traditional Opening Convocation ceremony in person again and in unique form.Mon, 13 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400W&M community remembers, reflects on 20-year anniversary of 9/11 attackshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/wm-community-remembers,-reflects-on-20-year-anniversary-of-911-attacks.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/9-11_thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Beams of light at 9/11 Memorial" /></div> Students, alumni and staff recount that fateful day and the significant impact it had on their lives. Fri, 10 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400At the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, a W&M alumna shares stories of courage and compassionhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/lives-remembered-at-the-911-memorial-museum,-a-wm-alumna-shares-stories-of-courage-and-compassion.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/alumna911-square.jpg" width="100px" alt="Jennifer Joyce" /></div> Trained as a public historian, Jennifer Joyce '11 works with a team of docents and tour guides who interact directly with visitors, relating the events of 9/11 and providing broader historical context.Fri, 10 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -04009/11 20th anniversary commemorations planned at W&Mhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/911-20th-anniversary-commemorations-planned-at-wm.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/muscarelle911-square.jpg" width="100px" alt="A large photo of the World Trade Center memorial on the wall behind a glass case containing flat white architectural models related to the site." /></div> William & Mary will mark Saturday’s 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. with commemorations to honor those whose lives were lost or affected.Thu, 09 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400Q&A: W&M’s Public Health Advisory Team on current COVID-19 caseshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/qa-wms-public-health-advisory-team-on-current-covid-19-cases.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/sign-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="A person wearing a mask puts a sign up in a window that says people in the building must wear masks and wash hands " /></div> W&M News spoke with the university’s Public Health Advisory Team about current COVID-19 cases on campus.Wed, 08 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400W&M’s business school gains momentum with new esports & marketing coursehttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/wms-business-school-gains-momentum-with-new-esports-marketing-course.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/esportsclass_200.jpg" width="100px" alt="A person wearing headphones sits at a computer" /></div> The popularity of the esports industry has garnered much attention over how esports functions from a business perspective. This summer, professors Sailesh Patel and Karen Conner brought this discussion to the Raymond A. Mason School of Business by spearheading the Esports & Marketing course.Wed, 08 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400Engineering for all: Inaugural Dean’s Innovation Fund grant brings middle-school students to W&M for Camp EAGERhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/engineering-for-all-inaugural-deans-innovation-fund-grant-brings-middle-school-students-to-wm-for-camp-eager.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/soe_camp_200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Miguel Jones, a sophomore at W&M, works with one of the EAGER campers to build a rocket made from a soda bottle. " /></div> On a blistering hot day in August, the courtyard of the School of Education became a busy testing pad, launching dozens of rockets engineered from plastic soda bottles.Tue, 07 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400W&M experts give students tips on making social connectionshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/wm-experts-give-students-tips-on-making-social-connections.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/socialtips-square.jpg" width="100px" alt="Students socializing outside Sadler Center" /></div> As William & Mary opens for fall, both new and returning students are looking for ways to form or strengthen their social networks.Fri, 03 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400CERF honors Orth with Lifetime Achievement Awardhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/cerf-honors-orth-with-lifetime-achievement-award.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/orth-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="A person in a scuba suit under water" /></div> The Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation has chosen emeritus professor Robert “JJ” Orth of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science as a joint recipient of its 2021 Odum Award for Lifetime Achievement, along with Ken Heck of the University of South Alabama’s Dauphin Island Sea Lab.Thu, 02 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400Tectonic shift in geosciences professions spikes interest in geology majorhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/tectonic-shift-in-geosciences-professions-spikes-interest-in-geology-major.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/geoboom200.jpg" width="100px" alt="A student inventories fossils on a rock outcrop" /></div> William & Mary is experiencing a bumper crop in geology majors, the result of a hot job market created by a tectonic shift in the geosciences industry.Wed, 01 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0400W&M’s Washington Center relocating to D.C. Bar association buildinghttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/wms-washington-center-relocating-to-dc-bar-association-building.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/thumbnails/centermove-square.jpg" width="100px" alt="D.C. Bar building exterior" /></div> William & Mary’s Washington Center is moving into the District of Columbia Bar (D.C. Bar) association building starting this fall.Tue, 31 Aug 2021 00:00:00 -0400Posse Scholars begin ‘momentous’ journey at William & Maryhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2021/posse-scholars-begin-momentous-journey-at-william-mary.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2021/content/posse-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Group shot of Posse Scholars" /></div> A budding partnership between W&M and The Posse Foundation provides full scholarships to 11 incoming freshmen. Mon, 30 Aug 2021 00:00:00 -0400