The writing is cramped, and ink bleeds through the 400-year-old manuscript. There are letters missing or substituted, strange abbreviations and various words that seem to make no sense.
How do people act in front of the all-seeing eye of their friends’ Facebook newsfeed, especially as a big election approaches? Jaime Settle wants to find out.
The tribal name, Chickahominy, translates to “coarse-ground corn people,” and indeed their language contributed the word “hominy” to English.
The most comprehensive survey of international relations scholars ever made started at William & Mary with two elementary questions.
The College of William & Mary has received a gift from His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Sultan of Oman, to establish the Sultan Qaboos bin Said Professorship in Middle East Studies.
Geologists at William & Mary are analyzing a possible contributing cause of the deaths at Jamestown Island during the Starving Time of 1609 and 1610—bad drinking water.
For the faithful of every creed, the beginning of marriage is a religious and spiritual event. But what about when the marriage ends?
A piece of stone and a scant double-handful of broken glass. It doesn’t look like much to the uninitiated, but the team of archaeologists working this summer at the base of the Brafferton knows that these artifacts are the richest kind of pay dirt.
"We’ve determined as a faculty that our undergraduate students should comprehend the tools of research as an essential part of their future problem-solving and decision-making,” says Joel Schwartz, director of the Charles Center and dean of honors and interdisciplinary studies.
Scott Nelson’s forthcoming book looks at strangely familiar financial landscapes. Junk bonds and unbacked, ineptly bundled mortgages trigger financial crises that prompt competing economic stimulus proposals in Washington, D.C.
A grant will allow researchers from the Schroeder Center for Health Policy to study the impact of Medicare’s Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) on health services.
Amid what is considered by many economists to be one of the worst financial crises since the Great Depression, Assistant Professor of Economics Olivier Coibion is shedding some light on the next big questions: How will the Federal Reserve exit from its loose monetary policy decisions on interest rates—and what will be the effects on the economy?
For the majority of Americans, higher education is more affordable today than it was a decade ago.
Until the time machine is perfected, a NIAHD experience is the best we can do for those who take a serious approach to understanding life in Colonial Virginia.
Kelly Joyce’s book, Magnetic Appeal: MRI and the Myth of Transparency, comes with a prestigious award and compelling accounts from the field.
This past summer, two members of William & Mary’s class of 2011 worked on scientific research projects as Beckman Scholars.
Laboratory analysis by the College of William and Mary’s Center for Archaeological Research (WMCAR) revealed that bone fragments found this summer in two unmarked graves on campus are the remains of dogs interred some two centuries ago.
Shannon Lee Dawdy is among 2010 class of MacArthur Fellows
A $250,000 gift from Williamsburg residents Margaret Nelson Fowler and Roy Hock will endow a new graduate fellowship honoring renowned Jamestown archaeologist William Kelso.
A VIMS study of 400-year-old oyster shells from the Jamestown settlement confirms that a harsh drought plagued the early years of the colony and made the James River much saltier than today.
Students produce first-ever historical review.
Analysis of brain waves spurs some deep thinking about how we see others.
GIS reveals medieval land-transfer patterns.
Research informs New York African Burial Ground's visitor center.
Werowocomoco exhibit will feature first public showing of artifacts.
AidData takes the lid off the shadowy world of foreign aid.
GIS data-stitching opens new research horizons.
The Project on International Peace and Security engages undergraduates in knotty security issues—and teaches them how to write policy briefs.
From its base in the power center of Washington, D.C., the Global Environmental Governance Project engages the tough problems surrounding international environmental institutions and laws.
Salvatore Saporito is creating a gold mine of data that can be mined by researchers for studies on everything from obesity rates among children to the impact of school quality on housing prices.
William & Mary assistant professor of government Rani Mullen served as an international observer for Afghanistan's most recent election-a presidential contest held in late August.
Sharpe scholars walk into an old building, walk out with a cache of lost documents.
Richard Price's ethnographic account of a "trip down the rabbit hole" with a Samarka curer has won the Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Memorial Award for Caribbean Scholarship.
Project-Level Aid, the foreign-aid tracking program based at William and Mary, prepares for launching version 2.0.
Book by Richard Prize wins top honors for ethnographic writing.
Chronic bacterial disease now affects more than half the Bay's striped bass.
Mark Patterson gets some well-earned plaudits for his work with underwater instrumentation.
Some 33 students will be supported in math-science education initiative.
Hypoxic areas in the world's oceans have grown by a third between 1995 and 2007.
Bryan Watts and Mitchell Byrd are two reasons there are bald eagles in Virginia today.
Bill Starnes joins a class that includes George C. Scott and Daniel Boone.
SOMOS-the Student Organization for Medical Outreach and Sustainability-started as an annual trip, but has grown in size, scope and everything else.
The Environmental Science and Policy program at William and Mary has received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
J. Timmons Roberts, professor of sociology and director of William and Mary's environmental science and policy program, was recently awarded the Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award for his contribution to the field of environmental sociology.
Ah, fixed lifetime annuities. They're the sure thing: A check every month until you die. No matter what the market is doing - bull, bear or pig in a tutu - you're going to get paid.
It sounds simple enough in theory, but in reality, the process is often neither simple nor straightforward.
In a corner of the Keck Environmental Field Laboratory sit an old water heater, a plastic holding tank and a few pumps, set up in a purple-painted particleboard frame with the air of an eighth grade science project.
They're Global Inquiry Groups: Interdisciplinary, international...and they incorporate research.
Two economists propose a better way to compare college graduation rates.
Work of a William and Mary anthropologist is instrumental in developing the site.