Campus Newshttps://www.wm.edu/news/rss/news.xmlCampus News RSSWed, 16 Jul 2008 10:47:53 -0400Cascade Servercreative@wm.eduSocial Justice & Diversity Research Fellows at W&M tackle issues of equityhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/social-justice-diversity-research-fellows-at-wm-tackle-issues-of-equity.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/fellows200.jpg" width="100px" alt="A group photo of the first cohort of fellows" /></div> The Social Justice & Diversity Research Fellowship Program, now in its third year at William & Mary, aims to equip students to address issues of inequity in academia, in their professions and in their everyday lives.Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400W&M professor, undergrad co-author paper on deportation of immigrant military veteranshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/wm-professor,-undergrad-co-author-paper-on-deportation-of-immigrant-military-veterans.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/yosselin-square.jpg" width="100px" alt="Yosselin Turcios" /></div> William & Mary Associate Professor of Sociology Deenesh Sohoni and Yosselin Turcios ’20 researched the deportation of U.S. military veterans who are non-citizens throughout Turcios’ four years at William & Mary and have had their paper accepted for publication.Fri, 29 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400Analyze … submit … goal! Undergrad team’s soccer solution wins big in international math competitionhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/analyzesubmitgoal-undergrad-teams-soccer-solution-wins-big-in-international-math-competition.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/comap200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Jack Morris discusses his team’s high placement in the COMAP international math competition in a Zoom session " /></div> A team of three William & Mary undergrads hit the back of the net this spring, scoring top honors in an international mathematics competition with their analysis of soccer team strategies.Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400Charles Center & Swem Library forge Plan B for summer undergraduate researchhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/charles-center-swem-library-forge-plan-b-for-summer-undergraduate-research-during-covid-19.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/pivot-square.jpg" width="100px" alt="Sundial with Swem Library in background" /></div> The upheaval and restrictions of COVID-19 won’t stop undergraduate research over the summer at William & Mary. But prudence and social-distancing measures will make the experiences quite a bit different from previous years.Wed, 27 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400Coach of the Year: CAA, ECAC honor seven leaders in W&M Athleticshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/inspiring-wms-seven-coaches-of-the-year-from-2019-20.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/ellis-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Tess Ellis talks to a field hockey player on the field" /></div> For the 2019-20 athletic season, which ended prematurely on March 12 due to the coronavirus outbreak, W&M had five of its mentors named Coach of the Year in the Colonial Athletic Association. Two more were honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference.Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400Blue crab stock remains within healthy rangehttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/blue-crab-stock-remains-within-healthy-range.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/bluecrab-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Fishing boat on the water" /></div> Species shows resilience despite general decline in abundanceTue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400W&M grad student’s dissertation breaks historical convention, offers new possibilities for telling storieshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/wm-grad-students-dissertation-breaks-historical-convention,-offers-new-possibilities-for-telling-stories.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/caylinheadshotsquare.png" width="100px" alt="caylinheadshotsquare.png" /></div> Caylin Carbonell, a Ph.D. candidate in history at William & Mary, is completing a dissertation on New England households that challenges longstanding historiographic trends and reconsiders how to document the past. Thu, 21 May 2020 10:00:00 -0400Caleb Rogers makes quick transition from W&M undergrad to elected officialhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/caleb-rogers-makes-quick-transition-from-wm-undergrad-to-elected-official.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/caleb-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Caleb Rogers smiling portrait " /></div> Rogers '20 graduated Saturday and was elected to the Williamsburg City Council on Tuesday, putting his public policy degree to immediate use. Thu, 21 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400The Mighty: Alumnus creates network of support for those facing health issueshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/the-mighty-alumnus-creates-network-of-support-for-those-facing-health-issues.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/mighty200.png" width="100px" alt="Phone screen shows The Mighty app" /></div> Inspired by the help and support he received from complete strangers, Michael Porath ’97 founded The Mighty, a digital health community aimed at empowering and connecting people who face health challenges and disabilities.Thu, 21 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400DIII-D scientists unravel challenge in improving fusion performance https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/diii-d-scientists-unravel-challenge-in-improving-fusion-performance.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2018/thumbnails/saskiadoe_200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Saskia square " /></div> A team at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility led by a William & Mary physicist has made a significant advancement in physics understanding that represents a key step toward practical fusion energy.Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400Reinhardt takes unconventional route to commissioned Army officerhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/reinhardt-takes-unconventional-route-to-commissioned-army-officer.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/jonna-thumb02.jpg" width="100px" alt="Jonna Reinhardt smiling head shot" /></div> Jonna Reinhardt ’07, M.B.A. ’20 served 10 years as an Army Ranger before returning to W&M. He was recently commissioned as a second lieutenant.Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400Boël gift expands Mason School international business initiativeshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/boel-gift-expands-mason-school-international-business-initiatives.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/_generics/campus-buildings/mason-school-of-business/miller-business-mason-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="W&M's Raymond A. Mason School of Business on a sunny day" /></div> The Nicolas and Valentine Boël Endowment for International Business will enable Dean Larry Pulley to invest strategically in programs that cultivate a global mindset among undergraduate and graduate students.Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400In a quiet world, research on noise and nesting bluebirds https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/in-a-quiet-world,-research-on-noise-and-nesting-bluebirds.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/bluebird200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Heather Kenny places a band on a bluebird " /></div> Heather Kenny, a biology master’s student at William & Mary, has spent the past two years studying the parenting behavior of bluebirds. Specifically, she is working to understand how human-made noise influences nesting and productivity. Tue, 19 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400Seven W&M alumni selected to receive Fulbright Scholarshipshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/seven-wm-alumni-selected-to-receive-fulbright-scholarships.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/fulbright-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Arianna Afsari head shot" /></div> The seven alumni are among more than 2,100 U.S. citizens who received the Fulbright U.S. Student Program award in 2020. The prestigious award provides students the funding they need to study, research and teach abroad.Tue, 19 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400A. Benjamin Spencer selected to lead W&M Law Schoolhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/a.-benjamin-spencer-selected-to-lead-wm-law-school.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/spencer-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Ben Spencer" /></div> A. Benjamin Spencer, a nationally renowned civil procedure and federal courts expert and current professor of law at the University of Virginia will begin at William & Mary Law School July 1.Mon, 18 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400Honorary alumna: Patti Dwyer joins the W&M alumni familyhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/honorary-alumna-patti-dwyer-joins-the-wm-alumni-family.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/pattidwyer200.jpg" width="100px" alt="Patricia “Patti” Jarboe Dwyer " /></div> Patricia “Patti” Jarboe Dwyer has been nominated by her peers and selected by the W&M Alumni Association Board of Directors to be inducted as an honorary alumna. Mon, 18 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400Virtual ceremony, real celebration: Class of 2020 honored for achievement, community, tenacityhttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/virtual-ceremony,-real-celebration-class-of-2020-honored-for-achievement,-community,-tenacity.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/rowe-conferral-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="Katherine Rowe in academic regalia standing at a podium" /></div> William & Mary’s Class of 2020 received words of encouragement and advice from not just one Commencement speaker this year, but many as the university hosted its first virtual degree-conferral ceremony.Sat, 16 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400William & Mary board re-elects top two executive officershttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/william-mary-board-re-elects-top-two-executive-officers.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/littel-thumb.jpg" width="100px" alt="John Littel" /></div> William & Mary’s Board of Visitors voted Tuesday to re-elect John E. Littel P '22 as rector and William H. Payne II '01 as vice rector of the governing body of the university. Additionally, Barbara L. Johnson J.D. '84 was elected as secretary of the board. Fri, 15 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400Help and hope for Virginia’s small businesseshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/help-and-hope-for-virginias-small-businesses.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/yorktown_va200.jpg" width="100px" alt="A file photo of shops in Yorktown, Virginia " /></div> To help Virginia’s small businesses during the pandemic, Pete Snyder ’94 and his wife Burson Snyder created the nonprofit Virginia 30 Day Fund. Fri, 15 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400W&M senior graduating with a world of experience, reflectionshttps://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/wm-senior-graduating-with-a-world-of-experience,-reflections.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="https://www.wm.edu/news/images/2020/thumbnails/abboud-square.jpg" width="100px" alt="Patrick Abboud" /></div> Patrick Abboud ’20 is looking at his world through new eyes this spring.Thu, 14 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400