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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Written history doesn’t always get it right. “What written history tends to tell us is the narrative about what was supposed to happen,” Audrey Horning says. And the gulf between what was supposed to happen and what actually happened can be particularly wide when the topic is the early days of colonial development.
After three years of work, Gérard Chouin is adamant that the medieval-era bubonic plague epidemic, the Black Death, spread to Sub-Saharan Africa and killed large numbers of people there as it did in Europe and the Mediterranean basin in the 14th century.
Madeline Gunter and Jessica Bittner were using tablespoons to work around some rocks that were just beginning to peek through the troweled-flat, muddy-looking surface of their working unit. They weren't just random stones.
Large swatches of North American maps might as well be labeled “Terra Incognita” or even “Here be Dragons,” as far as geologists are concerned.
Diving in the Florida Keys at the age of 15, Erin Spencer caught a glimpse of a beautiful fish.
Mark Kostro stood in the back yard of Brown Hall, looking down at a hole in the ground. Even at a glance, the hole was different from the other features investigated by the students and professional archaeologists.
It was the best of times. Wahunsenacawh, also known as Chief Powhatan, had settled into a new capital town on a bay off what is now the York River.
Researchers are no longer in the dark about when criminals are most likely to attack.
The numbers didn’t seem right. “I just didn’t expect the figure to be so big,” says Niall Garrahan ’14. Garrahan was looking at calculations related to the value of land purchased by the City of Boise, Idaho.
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.
Jennifer Anderson began to cry when she saw her daughter at play. Claire, who had been diagnosed with autism, had been taking therapeutic horseback riding lessons. And now Claire was sitting on the floor, placing stuffed animals on top of toy horses.
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.
Every brand of competition has their juggernauts that seem to dominate year after year. In the Deloitte Tax Challenge, it is the team from the College of William and Mary that dominates year after year.
The mist turns into a legitimate drizzle as Joe Jones stands over a hole in the ground on the Historic Campus of William & Mary. He has just removed a large plywood cover sheltering a pit approximately two feet in depth.
For the faithful of every creed, the beginning of marriage is a religious and spiritual event. But what about when the marriage ends?
On Jan. 18, 2010, a meteorite fell out of the sky and into the examining room of the Williamsburg Square Family Practice in Lorton, Va.
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.
William & Mary played a significant role in the Historic Triangle Collaborative’s Economic Diversity Task Force.
Christie S. Warren has returned to the William & Mary Law School after spending a year shuttling between Darfur, Kyrgyzstan, Somalia and other geopolitical hot spots.
The trading floors of Wall Street are the farthest things from the ivory towers of academia. But the Mason School’s commitment to “bring business into the business school” drove the establishment of the Marshall Acuff Financial Markets Center, as well as the activities that go on inside it.
First, the good news: Judging from IQ scores, America’s young minds seem to be improving every year.
James Dwyer, the Arthur B. Hanson Professor of Law at William & Mary, realized that the ideal environment may be one in which there is enthusiastic engagement with life.
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.
The James City County Business and Technology Incubator - a partnership between James City County (JCC) and the College of William & Mary - welcomed a new client this month, Breathe Healthy.
A study conducted by the Schroeder Center for Health Policy shows a direct correlation between childhood obesity and the proximity of a child's home to fast food restaurants.
Analysis of brain waves spurs some deep thinking about how we see others.
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 reveals underserved areas for college-bound support.
A national group of plastics engineers has recognized the work of a research group at William and Mary led by William Starnes, a national leader in the chemistry of vinyls.
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.
William & Mary's School of Education has received a federal grant to study high-risk drinking and behavior among college students.
William & Mary Law School Dean Davison Douglas presented the 2009-2010 St. George Tucker Adjunct Professorship to Neal J. Robinson during a luncheon at the Alumni House on August 28, 2009. The professorship, created in 1995, is given each year to a member of the Law School's adjunct faculty for outstanding teaching.
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.
As interns for the Committee on Sustainability (COS), Tyler Koontz '09 and Judi Sclafani '11 spent their summer months researching William & Mary’s recycling and waste services. Thanks to that work—and a recommendation by the students-the College will now save $40,000 annually.
Christopher Gareis, associate dean for teacher education & professional services at William & Mary's School of Education, received the Virginia Educational Research Association's Charles Clear Research Award recently.
Joyce VanTassel-Baska has spent a career making sure that tomorrow's Mozarts and Einsteins get what they need today.
William & Mary's Center for Archaeological Research celebrates 20 years of work, opens a new lab and produces an index of projects.
A survey of recreational boat owners who make Hampton their home port concludes that these boaters bring $55 million to the city and help create nearly 700 full-time jobs.
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.
Now a few select William & Mary students can spend the summer getting a head start on honors thesis research.
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.
Some people go into a lab, look at the work in progress, and ask "What is it good for?"
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.
Joseph J. Plumeri, a member of William and Mary Board of Visitors, has committed $2 million to establish the Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence.
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.
The Environmental Science and Policy program at William and Mary has received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
It sounds simple enough in theory, but in reality, the process is often neither simple nor straightforward.
From the most visible spot on campus to ultra-secret sites deep in the woods, summer 2007 was a busy one for our intrepid shovelers.
Two economists propose a better way to compare college graduation rates.
William and Mary's School of Education has received a grant for $152,500 from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to help fund middle school literacy efforts.
Work of a William and Mary anthropologist is instrumental in developing the site.