The William & Mary community came together for a variety of activities throughout Homecoming weekend.
Preliminary results from an ongoing long-term survey conducted by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science suggest an average year class of young-of-year striped bass was produced in Virginia tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay in 2019.
"The Whips: Building Party Coalitions in Congress" was awarded the Richard F. Fenno Jr. Prize by the American Political Science Association.
They are ubiquitous, nearly invisible and may determine the future of our planet. Known as aerosols, the small specks of matter can be found in nearly every ecosystem, but are tough to study in the wild. A team of students could change that.
“Building on the Legacy: African Americans at William & Mary,” an illustrated history, was written by Jacquelyn McLendon, professor of English, emerita, and was released this month.
A new paper by faculty and students looks at the relationship among deer, a single species of tick and a single tick-borne disease.
In its new strategic plan “Tribe 2025,” the department outlines a clear path forward that will enable all of its sports programs to achieve a new level of excellence while helping to raise the university’s national prominence.
Twenty William & Mary students departed for internships in Asia this summer through the Freeman Intern Fellowship Program. They returned with souvenirs in their suitcase, professional work experience on their resume and a better understanding of the career path in their future. The Freeman Intern Fellowship program places undergraduates in structured summer internship opportunities throughout East Asia. Locations include Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore, Seoul, the Philippines, and many more. Each student receives around $5,000 to defray living and travel expenses.
The app will empower students and engage citizens in pollution reduction.
A team co-led by Associate Professor Christopher Hein of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science has won a three-year, $687,850 federal grant to study how natural and constructed dunes respond when impacted by coastal storms and rising seas.
A group of volunteers joined forces to clear out the Japanese stilt grass from William & Mary’s Crim Dell. It’s part of a continuing effort to rid Crim Dell of invasive plants and return native species of vegetation to the university landmark.
William & Mary’s Procurement Services department recently received the 2019 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Procurement Institute.
More than three dozen women and men donning bonnets and top hats visited Swem Library last week in search of new insights into their favorite author, Jane Austen.
The entire William & Mary and local community are invited to participate in a wide variety of events, including the annual Homecoming Parade, which will take place Friday, Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m.
William & Mary is taking a university-wide approach to diversity and inclusion following task force reports by each of its five schools: Arts & Sciences, the W&M School of Education, W&M Law School, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
William & Mary sociology students are starting the third year of developing and implementing lessons for an after-school club at nearby Matthew Whaley Elementary School.
From Oct. 4-6, William & Mary held its annual Family Weekend, in which students’ parents, siblings and other relatives were invited to witness and participate in student life at the university.
With impeachment in the news, W&M News sat down with historian Karin Wulf to discuss the origin of the impeachment process outlined in the U.S. Constitution.
Committee members presented drafts of statements that will help shape William & Mary’s future, and attendees provided feedback on what they had heard, at an Oct. 1 strategic planning forum at the Sadler Center.
The W&M Board of Visitors heard preliminary results from a wide-ranging survey designed to gauge perceptions of the university.
The key to developing secure technology for the future may hinge on making life a little easier for software engineers today.
Madeline Gunter Bassett will use funding from a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant to spend three months surveying and mapping archaeological sites in southeastern Djibouti.
Davison M. Douglas, dean of W&M Law School for more than 10 years, will step down from the position in July 2020 to return to the faculty.
English faculty member Deborah Morse will give fall Tack Lecture, “Liberating Black Beauty: A narrative on animal rights, gender, race and nation,” on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium.
With help from the Charles Center, a William & Mary student researcher spent the summer studying a little-known population of turtles on the York River. She will soon present her study at a symposium of conservation experts.
R. Benedito Ferrão, an assistant professor of English and Asian & Pacific Islander American studies, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to India in the field of literature.
Political commentator and former Chief of Staff to Vice President Dan Quayle will be on campus Oct. 24-25 to meet with faculty, staff and students and to give a public lecture.
When Leah Glenn first considered designing a study abroad program to Cape Town, she knew dance would be more than a physical activity to complement coursework.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors on Friday unanimously endorsed the university’s six-year plan, which includes a modified tuition model beginning in fall 2020 that is designed to reduce the rate of growth in tuition, maintain predictability and simplify the planning process for Virginia families.
This fall, the Muscarelle Museum of Art will serve as both an exhibit space and laboratory for a new interdisciplinary course that blends art and science.
As the fall semester gets underway, the university’s Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation is taking shape in Swem Library.
The Geological Society of America devoted a large portion of its 2019 annual meeting to recognizing the contributions of William & Mary’s Heather Macdonald.
Over the past year, William & Mary Athletics has launched a new training model that rockets student-athletes to an elite level of performance while improving their experience and promoting wellness and increased safety.
William & Mary Classical Studies Lecturer Andrew Ward and Assistant Professor Jess Paga took three students to excavate the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on the Greek island of Samothrace from June 23 through Aug. 11.
Organized by the Office of Community Engagement, Service Saturdays are monthly opportunities for individual students and organizations to volunteer and support local projects in the Williamsburg community.
The drill — part of the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program, or PREP — was based on a scenario in which a container ship moving north 20 miles off Virginia’s seaside Eastern Shore strikes an unknown object and discharges 2,500 barrels of heavy fuel oil.
William & Mary students went on a soul-searching trip through Rwanda this past summer to explore the country’s efforts at peace education and forgiveness since the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi that killed more than 1 million people.
Rosalyn Hargraves, associate vice president for assessment and transformation in the Division for Inclusive Excellence at Virginia Commonwealth University, will spend the 2019-20 academic year at William & Mary as an American Council on Education Fellow.
Yes, they have stinging tentacles. No, they won’t sting you — unless you’re a tasty-looking zooplankton.
For the second consecutive year, William & Mary has been selected to receive a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
A consortium of 14 shellfish geneticists from 12 East Coast universities and government agencies has won a five-year, $4.4 million grant funded by NOAA Fisheries through the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to develop new tools to accelerate and localize selective breeding in support of oyster aquaculture.
A new lab of select William & Mary freshmen takes on the study of bacteriophages each fall. It’s a program supported by the Science Education Alliance of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute called the Phage Hunters Advancing Genomic and Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES) project.
Charlie Foster, a Marine Corps veteran who earned his Master of Education at W&M, was appointed director of the new Office of Student Veteran Engagement set to open Sept. 25.
This summer, William & Mary’s School of Education established its first official partnership with a university in Colombia.
W&M News recently talked with Robert Trent Vinson, Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Professor of History and Africana Studies, about 1619, its significance and its part in the upcoming ASWAD conference.
A sockeye salmon’s life ends right back where it began, culminating in an anadromous drama of sex, decay and sacrifice.
William & Mary psychological scientist Peter Vishton is taking a leave of absence to join the National Science Foundation as the Program Director for the Developmental Sciences.
As William & Mary begins its strategic planning process, administrators are looking to the campus community to play an active role in shaping the future of the university.
U.S. News & World Report highlights several areas of William & Mary, including undergraduate teaching and research, in its latest rankings of colleges and universities.
Peggy Agouris became William & Mary’s sixth provost on July 1. W&M News checked in with the Athens, Greece, native to get her thoughts on everything from first impressions to goals for the year.
Seth Aubin, associate professor of physics at William & Mary, recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a new type of instrument capable of detecting hidden infrastructure for weapons of mass destruction.
Two research teams from William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science received 2019 Governor’s Technology Awards for developing online tools that allow users to track water levels in real time throughout Hampton Roads and to assess the health of the Commonwealth’s coastal wetlands.
In his William & Mary doctoral dissertation, Travis Harris Ph.D. '19 details how residents of the predominantly African American neighborhood of Magruder were displaced when the Navy took over their property to build Camp Peary in the early 1940s.
A William & Mary physicist has been awarded computing time on a U.S. Department of Energy machine that holds current bragging rights of world’s fastest supercomputer.
After seven years of service at the School of Education, Spencer Niles will step down from the deanship in May 2020.
A full slate of performances, writing talks and exhibitions open to the university and local communities is planned for the fall at William & Mary.
Large-scale environmental change began when our ancestors started agriculture, according to a recent paper in the journal "Science."
Beth Comstock '82, former vice chair of General Electric, offered the advice as the keynote speaker for the university’s 2019 Opening Convocation ceremony.
To help start the fall semester on the most positive of notes, W&M News asked 10 faculty members for their best advice for new students.
Dozens of new students in the 7 Generations pre-orientation program turned donated T-shirts into reusable bags.
Although William & Mary is centuries old, the university continues to evolve. These are just a few of the things that are new at the university this semester.
Lindsay Kidd ’11, M.A.Ed. ’12 is returning to the School of Education this fall to pursue her third degree from William & Mary. This time, though, one of her fellow students is her own mother, Trish Caroccia.
Titled “Honestly Remembering Together,” the Study Away course encouraged students to draw connections between the legacy of extra-legal violence (like terror lynchings) in the United States and modern-day capital punishment.
The W&M community embraced the members of the Class of 2023 as they and transfer students moved into dorms and reported for orientation in preparation for classes starting Aug. 28.
The new graduate students come to W&M from locations across the globe and with a wealth of experience.
The William & Mary Real Estate Foundation is in the process of purchasing property located at 332 N. Henry St. in Williamsburg and has submitted a special use permit application to the city, according to W&M officials.
One year after opening, students say the center has left a lasting impact on campus life through services, education, programming and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.
The William & Mary greenhouse has started a new program to limit the use of chemicals by relying on predatory insects for pest control. It’s the biological equivalent of fighting fire with fire – and so far it’s working.
Sonia Kinkhabwala ’21 and Ginia Anderson, assistant director of student financial aid, will receive the 2019 President’s Awards for Service to the Community during the Aug. 28 ceremony in the Wren Yard.
Organization has been the key to moving and resetting the massive scene and costume operations that William & Mary theatre uses to teach students and create the university’s productions.
Undergraduates from across the nation spent 10 weeks in the field and laboratory this summer during the 30th annual “Research Experiences for Undergraduates” program at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
The Class of 2023 will include approximately 1,540 students, selected from more than 14,600 applicants. Additionally, 180 new transfer students are expected to enroll this fall.
William & Mary students already eat lots of vegetables grown nearby as part of the university’s partnership with KelRae Farm, but this fall, menus will be abuzz with the addition of honey.
William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business will provide automation software to 400 incoming students this fall, thanks to a generous commitment of more than $4 million in Robotic Process Automation technology from UiPath.
Kate Conley will return to teaching as a professor of French and Francophone Studies in fall 2020.
A team cores James River in search of newly discovered breakdown products.
Meredith Kier, has secured a grant worth $300,000 from the National Science Foundation for an exploratory research study.
Carrie Dolan’s research requires her to work with one foot in the world of big data and the other foot, well, just about anywhere in the world.
Shantá Hinton’s group is one of the few laboratories in the United States studying pseudophosphatases, proteins whose very name makes many researchers shy away.
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will visit William & Mary to perform a free concert at The Martha Wren Briggs Amphitheatre at Lake Matoaka on Aug. 29.
Beth Comstock ’82, former vice chair of General Electric, will speak at William & Mary’s 2019 Opening Convocation ceremony.
William McNamara has been named a 2019 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, joining an already impressive slate of Dreyfus honorees in William & Mary’s Department of Chemistry.
Kathleen I. Powell, William & Mary associate vice president for career development, was inducted into the National Association of Colleges and Employers Academy of Fellows in June.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded William & Mary a $1 million grant to support inclusive research, teaching and community engagement around the legacies of slavery and racism.
W&M Chancellor Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 spoke Wednesday morning to a crowd of approximately 300 gathered in Kaplan Arena for American Evolution’s Forum on the Future of Representative Democracy.
Kurtis Bartlett was awarded the 2018 Jefferson Science Associates Thesis Prize, recognizing his Ph.D. dissertation in the William & Mary physics department.
William & Mary will begin offering a Japanese Studies major this fall, becoming the only public university in the state to offer a bachelor’s degree in the discipline.
A study led by Emily Rivest of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science provides a conceptual framework to help guide future research in this emerging field.
Lizabeth Allison, Chancellor Professor of Biology at William & Mary, has been awarded the Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Aromas Daily Grind will open Aug. 23 under the management of Big T RSL, Inc., owned by Michelle and Steve Sieling.
An annual survey led by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science mapped an estimated 91,559 acres of underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries in 2018.
W&M biologist Matthias Leu and a team of undergrads data-mined government records to assess threats to domestic species over time. Their findings are grim.
The reporting lines of several key areas at William & Mary shifted recently as part of a restructuring effort to create new collaborations and synergies across the university.
Gail is currently a full-time graduate student in anthropology and archaeology at William & Mary, returning to her alma mater after an almost 50-year career in biomedical research.
Justin Stevens, a William & Mary physicist, is among the young U.S. scientists recognized as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
Associate Professor Matt Kirwan of William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science has been honored with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
William & Mary President Katherine A. Rowe has been appointed to the board of the Northern Virginia Technology Council.
William & Mary’s $1 billion For the Bold campaign is roaring forward, with nearly $900 million raised to date.
Voter information campaigns don’t shape voter behavior, according to a study co-authored by William & Mary Department of Government faculty members Eric Arias and Paula M. Pickering that was published in “Science Advances."
Starting this fall, William & Mary undergraduates will have the opportunity to pursue a standalone degree in elementary education, with optional concentrations in ESL/bilingual and special education.
Professor Iris Anderson of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science has been honored by the world’s leading coastal research society for her sustained accomplishments and important contributions to human understanding of estuaries and coastal ecosystems.
Following a national search, William & Mary has selected Pamela Mason J.D. '00, M.B.A. '00 as the university’s chief compliance officer.
William & Mary's Human Anatomy Lab is a class that for over 50 years has allowed undergraduate students to gain an understanding of anatomy using actual human cadavers.
Jefferson Sciences Associates (JSA) has announced the award of nine graduate fellowships to doctoral students for the 2019-2020 academic year. Three of the fellowships went to students at William & Mary.
Edwin Pease, senior lecturer in the Department of Art & Art History, has taught at William & Mary since 1990 while also working full-time as a partner in Stemann Pease Architecture. His students get the best of both worlds.
Former William & Mary women's soccer standout Jill Ellis '88, L.H.D. ’16 and the U.S. Women's National Team won the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands on Sunday afternoon in Lyon, France.
The Center for Conservation Biology has compiled 2019 survey results for bald eagles nesting along the James River. The breeding population has increased to 302 pairs, making the James the most significant tributary for eagles throughout the Commonwealth.
Work to expand one of William & Mary’s iconic brick pathways came to a sudden stop recently when a previously unknown access point to an early 18th-century drain was uncovered.
Christopher D. Lee, associate vice chancellor for human resource services for the Virginia Community College System and a leading authority on search committee processes, will be William & Mary’s next chief human resources officer.
William & Mary’s Isaac Newton apple trees no longer stand outside Small Hall. The trees likely succumbed to a bacterial disease known as fire blight.
Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has appointed Carrie Nee, senior assistant attorney general and chief of the education section, as William & Mary’s next university counsel.
The Center for Student Diversity is establishing a “trans locker” with donated clothing and accessories so that transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming students may be able to dress in accordance with their gender identity.
A wide-ranging interview with outgoing Provost Michael R. Halleran.
The Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program sets new record as angler recaptures tagged cobia after nearly 10 years at large in the Chesapeake Bay and coastal ocean.
W&M History Professor Christopher Grasso's upcoming book Teacher, Preacher, Soldier, Spy: The Civil Wars of John R. Kelso uses autobiographical manuscripts thought long lost to tell the full story of a Union guerrilla fighter in Missouri.
Sometimes bird banding is a rather sedate activity. You set up your mist nets a few steps away from your truck, open up a chair and wait. This was not that kind of banding trip.
Every Friday this past spring, four William & Mary master’s degree students in counseling traveled to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail to spend the morning with a group of women inmates who were working to overcome substance use disorders.
A team of William & Mary geologists led by Jim Kaste and Nick Balascio has mined the time-capsule sediment of Lake Matoaka to find evidence that traces the development of the Industrial Revolution and the Age of the Automobile.
W&M Professor of English and American Studies Robert Scholnick's insightful research and writing on Walt Whitman has revealed the seismic change the great American poet underwent caused by the ordeals he experienced.
W&M News caught up with Director of Athletics Samantha K. Huge at her two-year mark, in advance of a town hall forum on June 18 in Zable Stadium.
Exactly what size role does climate change play in civil unrest? A new study aims to find out. Philip Roessler, associate professor of government at William & Mary , is a co-author on the study, which was published today in the journal "Nature."
Michael Davis, 34, is on track to earn his Masters of Business Administration from the Raymond A. Mason School of Business despite being legally blind. He's also a marathoner who runs while pushing someone with disabilities seated in a special wheelchair.
The following people will be recognized June 13, 2019, for reaching milestones in their years of service to the university.
Kathryn Blue will be honored for a half-century of service to William & Mary and Swem Library on June 13.
Ruth Jones Nichols ’96 says she uses her strong sociology background, which began at W&M, to guide her work as a social change advocate.
Former U.S. Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte and retired Norfolk Circuit Judge Charles Poston J.D. ’74 have been appointed to William & Mary’s Board of Visitors, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced today.
Ali Gaidies Joy '96 is determined to keep beach safety in the forefront of people’s minds through her Float Don’t Fight campaign, which urges people to take a floating device when heading into the ocean for leisure or if trying to rescue someone.
Jay Jones ’10 holds the seat in the Virginia legislature once held by his father, Jerrauld Jones, who is currently a judge on the Norfolk Circuit Court. His mother, Lyn Simmons, is also a judge, in the Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
William & Mary returned to its royal roots during the May 28 For the Bold campaign celebration in London in honor of the nearly 9,000 alumni, parents and friends that comprise the university’s international community.
William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science has selected researchers Derek Loftis and Lisa Kellogg as winners of its inaugural Dean & Director’s Innovation Fund competition.
The Association of 1775 (Ao75), William & Mary’s military, veterans and government alumni group, is now back in action and moving forward.
Jen Chaney, who is now a television critic for the media outlet Vulture, doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t obsessed with the small screen.
William & Mary ties strengthen the team behind a new sports and entertainment empire.
William & Mary celebrated its For the Bold campaign in South Hampton Roads last week. The region is home to more than 16,000 alumni, parents, family and friends of the university.
Ghost forests and abandoned farmland highlight the vulnerability of rural coasts to sea-level rise.
Gene Roche, executive professor of higher education at William & Mary, will receive the 2019 Shirley Aceto Award for exceptional commitment to excellence in service to the campus community.
The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2019.
The program, the only one of its kind in Virginia, will train counselors to work with veterans and their families on issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, the emotional impacts of physical injury, long-term family separation and the transition from military to civilian life.
Shivani Gupta, Megan Pierce and Kyra Solomon each were awarded Boren Scholarships this spring and will receive funding to study abroad in the coming year.
William & Mary Athletics once again ranked among the very best in the nation in the NCAA Academic Progress Rate, as announced by the national office recently.
Fulbright is the flagship educational exchange program that is sponsored by the U.S. government, and once again William & Mary students are among the prestigious award's recipients.
Luke Schwenke ’19, a Data Science major from Warren, Virginia, earned first place in the Intermediaries & Reinsurance Underwriters Association’s 2018 Scholars Program Essay Contest. His winning essay earned him a $10,000 top prize from the IRUA and publication in the most recent edition of their quarterly journal for insurance industry professionals, the Journal of Reinsurance.
Georgia Allin ’19 and Rachel Becker ’19 are among 28 students from Virginia universities or Virginia residents attending college outside of the commonwealth to be chosen.
Through the Center for Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, more than 200 students have interned in 51 countries since the International Internship Program was founded in 2002.
William & Mary’s Society of Women in Computing has been on a winning streak. For the second year in a row, the student group has received the Outstanding Community Service Award from the Association for Computing Machinery for their efforts to encourage middle school girls to become involved in computing.
Alexander Kurland was inducted on May 10 at this year’s Honorary Alumni Ceremony, an annual event that honors non-graduates of William & Mary who have gone above and beyond in their support of the Alma Mater of the Nation.
Zambia’s National HIV/AIDS Council needed a system that would provide information on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment broken down by age and gender. AidData, a research lab at William & Mary, gave it to them.
Honorees from various facets of campus were recognized at Commencement May 11 as annual awards were presented to graduates, staff and faculty members.
It’s important to be kind, empathetic and maintain a healthy dose of skepticism, Glenn Close ’74, D.A. ’89 told William & Mary graduates Saturday morning in Zable Stadium.
Glenn Close '74, D.A. ’89, a seven-time Academy Award nominee and winner of three Tony Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and three Primetime Emmy Awards, addressed the graduates of the Class of 2019 on May 11, 2019.
On Friday, May 3, the university honored the 2019 recipients for their outstanding achievements in teaching, research and service to the William & Mary community.
For the seventh year in a row, Face the Nation, the CBS News national broadcast show, came to campus to interview former U.S. Secretary of Defense and current W&M Chancellor Robert M. Gates ’65 L.H.D. ’98.
Mik Stousland ’41 created W&M's first two honorary fellowship medallions; his son, Chris, has crafted the third, which will be given to Glenn Close Saturday.
Shalin Shah '19 and his twin brother, Shivan, completed their college degrees in the last four years while managing major health crises suffered by both of their parents.
Classes in William & Mary’s new certificate program in geospatial sciences will begin in the fall. The program recently received final approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).
William & Mary will open a second entrepreneurship hub for students in Tribe Square next fall. Launchpad, the region’s business incubator for the City of Williamsburg, James City County and York County, also will relocate to the mixed-use property.
George Greenia has garnered a prestigious international award. In June he will travel to Mexico to receive the 2019 International Prize Grupo Compostela–Xunta de Galicia.
The university presents the award each year to individuals in the Williamsburg community based on their civic involvement and support of W&M.
William & Mary's Neurodiversity Bridge Program gets incoming students off to a good start, but there are many tools and methods of guidance available for students who are neurodiverse.
Lemon Project Director Jody Allen discusses the history of the project, its accomplishments and its goals for the future.
Four William & Mary ROTC cadets will be commissioned as officers in the U.S. Army during a ceremony May 10 at 12:30 p.m. in the Commonwealth Auditorium.
A W&M student has an idea for a drug designed to alleviate the misery of hyperglycemic episodes that Type 1 diabetics experience many times a week.
The university’s inaugural Commencement event specifically for Latinx students — Ceremonia Raíces, meaning “Ceremony of Roots” — will take place May 10 in ISC 1221 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has bestowed a 2018 Cozzarelli Prize on a paper authored by a multi-disciplinary research team led by Jonathan Lefcheck of William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
During her four years at William & Mary, Rhea Sharma ’19 has learned to recognize and appreciate the power of her own voice.
William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science christened its new flagship research vessel, the 93-foot RV Virginia, in a ceremony at the Yorktown waterfront on Friday afternoon.
William & Mary’s Committee on Sustainability recently awarded 15 Green Fee grants totaling $94,846 for sustainability-related projects at the university.
The project's chief science liaison is Derek Loftis, an assistant research scientist at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently announced the appointment of William & Mary Director of Athletics Samantha K. Huge to its Division I Council beginning on July 1, 2019.
William & Mary’s legacy of success with the Goldwater Scholarship Program continues in 2019 as two students have been named to the exclusive list of undergraduate scholars. Hana Warner ’20 and Grace Solini ‘20 are among just 496 undergraduate students nationwide to be named Goldwater Scholars in 2019.
A concept has been selected for the Memorial to African Americans Enslaved by William & Mary, President Katherine A. Rowe told the university’s Board of Visitors today.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors voted unanimously to hold tuition at 2019 levels for incoming in-state undergraduates. The decision, made in recognition of increased higher education funding in the state budget, means all W&M in-state undergraduates will see zero increase in tuition for the 2019-20 academic year.
William & Mary’s Board of Visitors approved a resolution to join a state-wide incentive to increase the number of Virginians earning computer science and related degrees.
Sherrene Moore of procurement services has been negotiating with vendors to get the best deals for William & Mary since 1988. She is the kind of employee Charles and Virginia Duke had in mind when they instituted the award in 1997.
William & Mary Classical Studies Professor Vassiliki Panoussi’s new book explores the traditional, and not so traditional, ways that women held power in the patriarchal society of ancient Rome.
W&M recently received the results of the 2018 employee climate survey, and human resources representatives will be meeting with units across campus within the next few months to discuss the findings.
The offices of the William & Mary Washington Center came alive with the sounds of an alumni vocal community on April 9, as the W&M D.C. Semester Program and Department of Music co-hosted a visit by Ysaÿe Barnwell, W&M 1939 Maurine Stuart Dulin Artist in Residence.
Peggy Agouris, an award-winning scholar and researcher and dean of the College of Science at George Mason University, has been selected as William & Mary’s sixth provost, President Katherine A. Rowe announced today.
Jim Murray J.D. '74, LL.D. '00 and Bruce Murray recently expanded the program through a $1 million gift.
With the addition of Professor Iyabo Obasanjo as co-director, the increase of program offerings and larger presence within the COLL curriculum, the Center for African Development is on track to greatly expand its impact.
Once a William & Mary student, Brent Colburn '98, MPP '00, returned to campus recently as a teacher.
The Office of Sustainability and Facilities Management are working together to bring the community garden to its newest location, behind Dupont Hall.
One Tribe One Day 2019 was bigger, better and bolder than ever before, with 13,144 donors giving on a single day.
A long-term study suggests the oil from the Deepwater Horizon is still affecting the salt marshes of the Gulf Coast and reveals the key role that marsh grasses play in the overall recovery of these important coastal wetlands.
The dean of the School of Education at William & Mary, Spencer “Skip” Niles, received the inaugural Thomas Hohenshil National Publication Award at the American Counseling Association 2019 Conference & Expo on Saturday, March 30.
"Love, Mary" is a student-based evening of performance highlighting the experience of women at William & Mary in a contemporary context.
One Tribe One Day (OTOD) — William & Mary’s day for giving back and paying it forward— is April 16, and everyone can make an impact by being a part of this monumental effort.
W&M faculty and students have been working throughout the year to prepare for the release of thousands of declassified U.S. intelligence documents related to Argentina’s last dictatorship between 1976 and 1983.
William & Mary's newly admitted students will visit campus Saturday to learn more about the university.
A recent article in the Review of Educational Research has named William & Mary Education Professor Megan Tschannen-Moran among the top 20 most highly-cited authors in the field of educational administration.
Ronald Schechter, professor of history at William & Mary, has been awarded the 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Intellectual and Cultural History.
As part of W&M’s commemoration of 100 years of coeducation, a group of faculty and students collaborated this semester to create the devised theatre piece "... & Mary," which will be performed at the Wren Building April 17-20.
Nathaniel Throckmorton was ruminating on the zero lower bound and had reached a point at which he needed William & Mary’s giant abacus.
Dozens of faculty members, staff and students turned out for the inaugural “Planning to Plan” forum hosted by W&M President Katherine A. Rowe to design the upcoming strategic planning process.
For Toni Gay, doctoral student at William & Mary in the Higher Education Program, it’s always been about the story.
The Center for Balance and Aging Studies is conducting a set of analysis and intervention sessions at Williamsburg Landing, a Life Plan Community for those 62 and older.
Just how much the presence of the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility influences Hampton Roads, Virginia and the world is evident in two William & Mary professors’ recent economic impact study on the facility.
Tom Shannon '80 touched on a variety of topics during a three-day visit to William & Mary, including how to impact the world in the 21st century.
William & Mary will establish a Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation at the start of the 2019-20 academic year.
William & Mary Law School Dean Davison M. Douglas accepted an award on Wednesday in recognition of the school’s designation as the number one “Military Friendly” graduate school in the country.
Fanchon Glover, the university’s chief diversity officer, invited 10 scholars from across the country to visit the campus recently, all-expenses-paid, as part of W&M's recruitment effort for diversifying faculty.
Nancy Schoenberger, who directs the university’s Creative Writing program, has coordinated with Elizabeth Wiley of Theater, Speech and Dance, Ryan Fletcher of the Department of Music’s opera workshop, and Mary Eason Fletcher of the Applied Music program, to tell the story of the five women Jack the Ripper killed in 1888.
William & Mary Director of Athletics Samantha K. Huge announced on Tuesday that Dane Fischer will serve as the 31st head men’s basketball coach in Tribe history.
A visual story of William & Mary Law School dating back to its founding in 1779 greets visitors of the Wolf Law Library even before they reach the thousands of books and digital materials available in the three-story building.
Kasey Sease, a Ph.D. candidate in the Lyon G. Tyler Department of History at William & Mary, was awarded a five-month predoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution Archives and the National Museum of American History.
A comprehensive analysis of more than 11,000 previous coastal-habitat measurements suggests that mangroves and seagrasses provide the greatest value as “nurseries” for young fishes and invertebrates, providing key guidance for managers of threatened marine resources.
William & Mary art students studying scale got to see every aspect of tiny objects writ large as they learned to use the scanning electron microscope in the Small Hall Makerspace.
Nick Balascio, an assistant professor in William & Mary’s Department of Geology, is a member of a group of scientists that found evidence that changes in the strength of AMOC can serve as an precursor to massive future climate changes.
Jim Dwyer, the Arthur B. Hanson Professor of Law at William & Mary, has been more than busy engaging in the usual research, thinking and writing of a law professor, and he has newly authored books to show for it.
On Monday night, more than 1,500 people from the university community gathered in Kaplan Arena to remember Nate Evans and comfort one another.
William & Mary Libraries recently unveiled its newest addition to Swem Library: a short-story dispenser that prints out pieces of flash fiction on demand.
Amanda Gibson is compiling evidence that traces today’s predatory financial practices to economic victimization of free and enslaved African Americans in the pre-emancipation South.
Continuing its powerful work in chronicling William & Mary’s history, the Lemon Project hosted its ninth annual spring symposium, “Celebrating Legacies, Constructing Futures: Four Hundred Years of Black Community and Culture,” on campus March 14-16.
Isaac Davis ’20 has been making films for a long time, but this one has special meaning to him.
Lila Sugerman, 16-year-old daughter of Andrew Sugerman ’93 and Sarah Sugerman ’92, won an Oscar for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for the film “Period. End of Sentence.” The film was part of the university's recent Global Film Festival.
Kay Coles James, president of the Heritage Foundation, will visit William & Mary on March 25 for an event that is free and open to the public. James’ appearance is a spotlight event in the university’s celebration of 100 years of coeducation.
William & Mary has once again been named one of the top collegiate producers of Peace Corps volunteers, according to a report released by the organization today.
Award-winning actress and William & Mary alumna Glenn Close ’74, D.A. ’89 will speak at the university’s 2019 Commencement ceremony, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. May 11 in Zable Stadium.
Researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science have just finished the latest iteration of a suite of online maps that can display the condition of the Chesapeake Bay shoreline along its entire length.
William & Mary officials Friday morning revealed Virginia historical marker W-109 commemorating the spot where the Bray School — an 18th-century school for enslaved and free black children — was once located.
Students, faculty and staff, and members of the community flooded the Chesapeake rooms in the Sadler Center on March 14 to watch the annual Raft Debate in which three professors, deserted on an imaginary island, represented their disciplines in an battle for a single spot on an imaginary raft.
Sofya Zaytseva, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Applied Science at William & Mary, is working to engineer a better oyster reef.
WMPD in conjunction with other campus and community partners announced Traffic Safety Awareness Week, March 18-22.
David Marquis, a Ph.D. candidate, received the William & Mary Interdisciplinary Award for Excellence in Research for his paper “Tick, Tick, Boom: Dynamite, Cattle Ticks, and the Closing of the Southern Range.”
As the William & Mary women's basketball team enters play in the CAA tournament Wednesday, Bianca Boggs '19 leads the way in scoring points and by example.
Project HOPE-VA is partnering with the Virginia Community College System and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to identify best practices that can help homeless students succeed in higher education after graduation.
Alexandra Macdonald has been looking into the 18th-century “theatre of consumption” that was Samuel Abbot’s shop and the retail culture of colonial America, where even the residents of Puritan Boston were interested in consumption.
A trio of doctoral counseling students in the William & Mary School of Education published the results of their interviews with fathers in a 2018 issue of The Family Journal.
A small change is making a big difference in the visibility of the identities of women who have contributed to the history of William & Mary.
New exhibitions, events and programming are planned at William & Mary’s Muscarelle Museum of Art this spring, including a student-curated exhibition.
Nathan Knight, William & Mary's 6-10, 245-pound center, has increased his scoring, and the Tribe's chances of winning the CAA basketball tournament.
William & Mary’s student-run hackathon returns to Swem Library with a new name, but bearing the same commitment to providing a welcoming, inclusive and sleep-free creative session.
The Student Residents Group has 32 members whose goal is to make its opinions known to city leaders and to enhance students' life experiences in and around Williamsburg.
Kathryn “Kay” H. Floyd ’05 has been selected to lead W&M’s Whole of Government Center of Excellence, which provides interagency training, research and other collaborative opportunities to government and military leaders around national security and other public policy issues.
All 19 of the Tribe's programs had at least two honorees.
The event, titled “Celebrating Legacies, Constructing Futures: Four Hundred Years of Black Community and Culture,” will include a meeting of the Universities Studying Slavery consortium and a keynote address by Christy Coleman, chief executive officer of the American Civil War Museum, along with multiple panel discussions.
William & Mary faculty members who created a new dance and music work themed around tarot cards will premiere the piece next week when Aura CuriAtlas performs "The Fool and the World" March 9-10 at the Kimball Theatre.
This year's theme, “Crossroads,” focused on stories about life’s moments of uncertainty and change.
Political analyst Ana Navarro visited W&M Feb. 25-26 to give a public lecture and meet with students and faculty as the spring 2019 Hunter B. Andrews Fellow.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers based at William & Mary has been drilling down on the workings of the pre-Bötzinger complex for more than a decade.
Leila Drury '19 and Samantha Phillips '21 have combined to orchestrate events designed to give the university community a better understanding of eating disorders.
Ronald Schechter, professor of history at William & Mary, will deliver the spring 2019 Tack Faculty Lecture, “The Secret Library of Marie Antoinette: Revealing the Inner Life of a Conflicted Queen,” on March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium.
The old-fashioned strawberry is having a renaissance, thanks to new genetic research.
Researchers at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science have issued the first annual update of their sea level “report cards,” marking 50 years of water-level observations from 1969 through 2018.
Henry Broaddus, vice president for strategic initiatives and public affairs at William & Mary, is competing in the 10th annual Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars gala on March 2. Proceeds from the fund-raiser go to Big Brothers Big Sisters and Literacy for Life.
The 2019 Raft Debate, a much beloved William & Mary tradition, will be held at the Sadler Center in Chesapeake ABC, on March 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Liz Barnes, Erin Minear and Erin Webster of the W&M English department picked up the pieces of deceased colleague Paula Blank's manuscript and stitched together a unique book on how to read Shakespeare.
Victor Haskins, instructor of trumpet and director of the Jazz Ensemble at William & Mary, would like listeners to experience music as a story, picture or emotion that can’t be limited to being called jazz — or even music.
The William & Mary Law School Property Rights Project has named Professor Steven J. Eagle of the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University as the recipient of the 2019 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize.
Tatia Granger, clinical associate professor of organizational behavior at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business and former university ombuds, counts leadership coach and mentor among her many roles.
Three William & Mary students outlast 16 other prestigious universities to win the Schuman Challenge, a foreign policy contest for undergraduates hosted by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.
Rowan Lockwood is one of two William & Mary faculty to be honored with Virginia Outstanding Faculty Awards in 2019, along with W&M Law School’s Jeffrey Bellin, University Professor for Teaching Excellence.
Jeffrey Bellin of William & Mary Law School, and Rowan Lockwood of William & Mary’s Department of Geology will receive the Commonwealth's Outstanding Faculty Awards.
Jennifer Kahn is part of a worldwide group of scientists who are using archaeological data and ecological modeling to examine how different cultures use animal and plant taxa in diverse ways.
Patricia Vahle, Mansfield Professor of Physics at William & Mary, will talk on “The Quest to Understand Neutrino Masses” at the annual meeting of the American Association of the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C.
CNN political analyst and Republican strategist Ana Navarro will visit William & Mary Feb. 25-26 as the university’s spring 2019 Hunter B. Andrews Fellow in American Politics.
Her ability to inspire young people to pursue a career in ESL and bilingual education, along with her research and service related to bilingual education, was recognized recently with the Latinx Leadership Award from the Virginia Latino Advisory Board.
During the 2019 William & Mary D.C. Winter Seminar in January, 21 students got a different perspective on how government works -- because it was shut down.
Trinkle Hall at William & Mary was bustling with music, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit Feb. 1 in an event that highlighted the celebration of Black History Month and the collaboration of William & Mary students.
That people can disagree in a constructive way, and in fact sometimes they must, was an overarching theme of a Charter Day weekend public talk between William & Mary’s president and chancellor.
William & Mary President Katherine A. Rowe today released her first President’s Report at the university, “Moving Forward,” reflecting a fresh design arranged to reflect Rowe’s strategic listening initiative.
There was much more to Henry Hart's Villanelle honoring Katherine A. Rowe than you might think.
The following are the prepared inauguration remarks of W&M President Katherine A. Rowe.
The following are the prepared remarks of Chancellor Robert M. Gates '65, L.H.D. '98 for his re-investiture at the 2019 Charter Day ceremony. - Ed.
The following are the prepared remarks of Virginia Supreme Court Justice William C. Mims ’79 for William & Mary's 2019 Inauguration and Charter Day ceremony. - Ed.
Katherine A. Rowe was inaugurated as W&M’s 28th president – and first woman president – during the university’s annual Charter Day ceremony Feb. 8 in Kaplan Arena.
William & Mary Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete High Performance, Erik Korem, Ph.D., is one of just 60 scholars chosen for the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) Program.
Ten days after the federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., William & Mary students, faculty and staff joined with the greater Williamsburg community to commemorate his life and legacy.
Between the ages of 27 and her death at 32, Queen Mary II navigated the line between her traditional duties (for the times) as wife to King William and regent overseeing the business of England when William was away waging war.
When his spouse, Katherine A. Rowe, is inaugurated as William & Mary’s 28th president on Feb. 8, Bruce Jacobson will take another step in his new role as a member of the community.
Jack Boyle, a post-doctorate Mellon Fellow at W&M, is lead author on a paper that shows GMOs are not the main culprit for the decline of the monarch butterfly, a finding that goes against claims made by scientists and activists for decades.
Jonathan Allen, an associate professor of biology at W&M, is part of a team that discovered that the crown-of-thorns seastar can reproduce by larval cloning.
While William & Mary will soon formally inaugurate Katherine A. Rowe, it’s already been a busy seven months for William & Mary’s 28th president.
William & Mary was recently awarded the ‘Best Venue for Unique or Locally Sourced Catering’ by Unique Venues.
The Road to Richmond, sponsored by the W&M President’s Office and the Office of Government Relations, allows students to employ their voice and represent the university at the Virginia General Assembly.
Silvia Tandeciarz, chair of modern languages and literatures and professor of Hispanic studies at William & Mary, will be awarded the 2019 Thomas Jefferson Award at a Jan. 31 ceremony.
Jacopo Gliozzi is the 2019 recipient of William & Mary’s Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy. The honor is endowed by the trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation to recognize excellence in the sciences and mathematics in an undergraduate student.
A look at some of the ways the W&M community can get involved in the 2019 Charter Day weekend.
A new study based on careful analysis of 90 years of scientific catch data from the South Atlantic Ocean shows that the geographic distribution of Antarctic krill has contracted nearly 300 miles southward in concert with ocean warming, raising concerns for international fisheries managers.
Jennifer Gully, a senior lecturer in German studies, will be honored with the 2019 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award on Jan. 31,
Florence “Flo” Glynn '19 will receive the 2019 James Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership.
William & Mary alumna Kiya Winston Tomlin '96 knows fashion.
Actress, comedian and writer Nicole Byer will perform at William & Mary Feb. 8 as part of the university’s Charter Day weekend festivities.
The survey will gauge opinions and preferences on “ghost” pots in Virginia waters.
For 400 years, the history of race and gender in America has been in the making, starting with the women of Jamestowne, Falicity Wheless ‘18 suggests.
William & Mary today released the 2018 Financial Report, “Boldly Forward,” part of an annual reporting process that details the university’s fiscal health.
The Daily Grind to remain open, under new management.
Robert “Bob” Green, a longtime senior administrator at Virginia Military Institute, has been named interim chief human resources officer at William & Mary.
Two William & Mary Glauber Student Fellows examined trends as part of their research into the digital humanities.
Jackie Keshner ’19, an English major with a double minor in global business and economics, will be the student speaker for this year’s Charter Day ceremony.
William & Mary Professor of Theatre Laurie Wolf is re-examining William Shakespeare's plays for a new book.
There's something for everyone in the spring semester's cultural offerings at William & Mary.
Steve Prince, well known as a visiting artist at William & Mary, has joined the Muscarelle Museum of Art as its first director of engagement and distinguished artist in residence.
The highest and most prestigious award given by the Alumni Association, the Alumni Medallion recognizes outstanding alumni for commitment, dedication and assistance to William & Mary.
Journalist Roland S. Martin will speak at William & Mary Jan. 31, 2019, as part of the university’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration.
William & Mary President Katherine A. Rowe announces expanded roles for staff within her leadership team.
The Feb. 8 ceremony in Kaplan Arena will serve as the official inauguration for William & Mary President Katherine A. Rowe. Rowe, who was sworn in as W&M’s 28th president on July 2, will speak at the event along with Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98.