Campus News News RSSWed, 16 Jul 2008 10:47:53 -0400Cascade Servercreative@wm.eduWRL and W&M Libraries' One Book One Community returns with author Jason Reynolds <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="Jason Reynolds" /></div> Williamsburg Regional Library and W&M Libraries are once again partnering for One Book One Community, an initiative that encourages readers to come together for a shared reading experience. This year’s book selection is "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You" by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi.Mon, 18 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0500W&M Libraries offers resources chronicling life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="Martin Luther King Jr." /></div> W&M Libraries provides access to a host of resources chronicling the life and legacy of King.Fri, 15 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0500Dr. Anthony Fauci to join W&M Pres. Rowe for virtual community conversation <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="Dr. Fauci pictured in front of a microscope projection of virus" /></div> William & Mary President Katherine A. Rowe will host a virtual community conversation with Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci on Jan. 26. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0500The First Amendment: freedoms and limitations <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="Tear gas and rioters in front of the U.S. Capitol building" /></div> In the wake of last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, William & Mary News spoke with Timothy Zick, nationally recognized free speech expert and John Marshall Professor of Government and Citizenship at William & Mary Law School. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0500W&M grad named policy advisor to VP-elect Kamala Harris <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="Ike Irby pictured standing outside in D.C. " /></div> President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have named Ike Irby as Policy Advisor in the Office of the Vice President. Irby earned joint graduate degrees from William & Mary and its Virginia Institute of Marine Science in 2017.Mon, 11 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0500Creativity, adaptability help W&M faculty and staff pull off challenging yet rewarding fall semester,-adaptability-help-wm-faculty-and-staff-pull-off-challenging-yet-rewarding-fall-semester.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="COVID-19 sign in front of Wren" /></div> University employees identified ways to adapt during the pandemic by taking on new roles, shifting jobs and making new connections.Wed, 23 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0500W&M launches ‘Flourishing in Life Transitions’ certificate for veterans, intelligence members <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="People in different military uniforms pose for a photo together in front of a brick building" /></div> “Flourishing” will prepare veterans and members of the intelligence community to transition to high-level civilian management positions, while flourishing in their careers and personal lives.Tue, 22 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0500W&M Society of Physics Students wins Outstanding Chapter Award <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="physics student holding a fire extinguisher " /></div> William & Mary’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students put together an impressive slate of fun and educational activities for 2019-2020, and when a pandemic hit, they went virtual, barely breaking stride.Tue, 22 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0500W&M Charter Day to honor community builders <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="A graphic with a brick sidewalk with text saying 328 Charter Day" /></div> Four community builders will be honored by the university during its 2021 Charter Day ceremony. Fri, 18 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0500W&M students support local elementary students as Virtual Learning Partners <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="Illustration of laptop with graduation cap" /></div> With local schools closed for much of the fall semester due to the pandemic, Olwen Herron, superintendent of Williamsburg-James City County Schools, knew that partnering with William & Mary was one way the division could better support their K-5 students during virtual learning.Fri, 18 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0500Tips for staying healthy and managing stress over the holidays <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="Paper dove with words 'peace and love'" /></div> As we head into the holidays, W&M News spoke with Dr. Elizabeth De Falcon to learn about ways relieve stress and practice self-care over winter break, to strengthen our collective immune systems.Fri, 18 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0500W&M alumna leads groundbreaking research platform at Moderna <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="Melissa Moore portrait photograph" /></div> Melissa J. Moore ’84 is the chief scientific officer of platform research at Massachusetts-based Moderna Inc.. She is a key part of the biotech company’s effort to produce 200 million COVID-19 vaccines for the U.S. government to distribute to Americans across the country.Thu, 17 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0500The science of political polarization and social media <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="Jaime Settle sitting at a computer " /></div> To better understand how politics play out online, W&M News spoke with Jaime Settle, associate professor of government at William & Mary. She is the director of the Social Networks and Political Psychology Lab and her book, Frenemies: How Social Media Polarizes America, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018.Wed, 16 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0500W&M alumni coordinate vaccine distribution with Operation Warp Speed <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="Advisors to Operation Warp Speed view vaccine shipment facility " /></div> When the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for the first coronavirus vaccine, Operation Warp Speed’s distribution plans sprang into action — and so did two William & Mary alumni. Tue, 15 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0500Populations of the ‘threatened’ black rail may rebound…but don’t expect to see one. Ever. <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="Black rail " /></div> A bird that since John James Audubon’s time has scurried under the radar of all but the most attentive ornithologists, conservationists and naturalists has received protection from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Tue, 15 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0500AidData wins Hewlett Foundation grant to build research partnerships in Africa <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="Logo for AidData" /></div> A new two-year grant from the Hewlett Foundation will help AidData bolster engagement with policy makers and influencers in AfricaMon, 14 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0500W&M alums, both NFL head coaches, meet on Sunday Night Football,-nfl-head-coaches-meet-on-sunday-night-football.php <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="Sean McDermott, Jimmye Laycock and Mike Tomlin" /></div> For the second year in a row, William & Mary alumni Mike Tomlin '95 and Sean McDermott '98 will coach against each other as the Steelers visit Buffalo Sunday night.Fri, 11 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0500Muscarelle curator finds new evidence that Michelangelo carved well-known Italian stone <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="Adriano Marinazzo" /></div> Adriano Marinazzo, curator of digital initiatives at the Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary, published his hypothesis that Michelangelo may have carved the figure on a well-known outdoor stone façade in Italy, noting its similarity to a drawing attributed to the artist.Fri, 11 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0500W&M Education Professor Pamela Eddy receives 2021 Outstanding Faculty Award from SCHEV <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="Pamela Eddy" /></div> The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) has selected Pamela Eddy, professor of higher education at William & Mary, as one of 12 faculty members from across the Commonwealth of Virginia to win the 2021 Outstanding Faculty Award. Thu, 10 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0500Crawford and her video crew help keep W&M traditions flourishing, despite pandemic <div style="float:left; margin-right:8px;" ><img src="" width="100px" alt="Lisa Crawford wears a mask and gestures with her hands" /></div> Lisa Crawford and her video team have helped the university's traditions proceed during the COVID-19 pandemic by going virtual.Thu, 10 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0500