Maggie Fraser Kirsh, a W&M religious studies professor, researches how child survivors of the Holocaust were promoted to raise funds for their care following the war, and what those working with child refugees can learn today.
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Katherine Barko-Alva is working with iCivics to make its resources English Language Learner-friendly.
Natoya Haskins will become co-director of the William & Mary Undergraduate Research Experience program in July.
The following people were recognized on June 15, 2017, for reaching milestones in their years of service to the university
Barbara J. King is the author of "Personalities on the Plate: The Lives & Minds of Animals We Eat," a sampling of the characteristics of the animals eaten by humans and an exploration of some of the reasons why vegans, vegetarians and reducetarians resist the temptations of eating flesh.
Elizabeth Harbron and Kristin Wustholz both are color specialists in William & Mary’s Department of Chemistry, so it’s natural that they would collaborate to produce a new course they’ve titled Color, Light, & Chemistry.
Anne Charity Hudley is one of the authors of "The Indispensable Guide," along with Cheryl Dickter and Hannah Franz.
Renee Peace, business manager for the biology department, has been awarded the 2017 Charles and Virginia Duke Award.
Susan Grover has served the university in several capacities: – law professor, director of equal opportunity and vice provost for academic and faculty affairs. She will retire in June.
Physicist Rosa Alejandra "Ale" Lukaszew is serving a two-year term with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Defense Department’s premier technology development agency.
Around one group of people, he seems to be a Democrat. Around another, a Republican. In yet another, a Libertarian. He’s a political chameleon, someone who engages in a type of social shape-shifting in order to blend in with those he is surrounded with, and his behavior is not unusual, according to researchers at William & Mary.
In 38 years working in residence life at William & Mary, staying current has been the challenge and the fun for Deb Boykin ’76, M.Ed. ’82.
Ann Marie Stock, a longtime campus leader known for her work around internationalization, will be William & Mary’s next vice provost for academic and faculty affairs.
Senior Lecturer of Africana Studies and Linguistics Iyabo F. Osiapem teaches a class on Rastafari.
Dania Matos may be William & Mary’s first deputy chief diversity officer, but her mission is something she wants the entire campus community to share.
It's as if new Athletics Director Samantha Huge has spent her professional career preparing to lead W&M sports.
Nicole Santiago encourages the viewer to look deeper into her paintings, past the initial impression and into the larger possible messages.
Plans are well underway for a celebration, commemoration and exploration honoring the 100th anniversary of women students at W&M
Anne Charity Hudley has created a series of videos, podcasts and even an app to help teachers better understand and respond to cultural and language variations in STEM classrooms.
After years-long research on the lives, struggles and performance culture of Pakistani “female spirited” transgender communities, known as hijras, Professor Claire Pamment is exploring spaces beyond the gender binary through theatre.
Rowan Lockwood, a professor in William & Mary’s Department of Geology, has strung those data pearls together to craft a set of suggestions for the re-oystering of today’s Chesapeake Bay.
Since arriving at W&M in 1986, Zuber has quietly been pivotal to the teaching of writing, the pursuit of collaborative and interdisciplinary inquiry, internationalization and international students and to teaching of film and video production.
Thompson, assistant professor of English and American studies, will be recognized at W&M Charter Day on Friday, Feb. 10.
William & Mary Assistant Professor of Government Claire McKinney discusses women in U.S. politics.
On Nov. 17, faculty from the William & Mary Department of Government participated in a panel discussion about the election.
Fifteen students in Professor of Hispanic studies Francie Cate-Arries translation course just subtitled a documentary on the murderous first three days of Gen. Francisco Franco's 40-year dictatorship.
The research, conducted by W&M Professor Jennifer Mellor and Molly Smith ’16, was born from W&M’s collaborative summer research program with EVMS.
Every year, the William & Mary Alumni Association honors a select group of outstanding young faculty members.
W&M professor KH Kim’s latest book The Creativity Challenge: How We Can Recapture American Innovation may provide the antidote for the nationwide epidemic of declining creativity.
Professor Ann Marie Stock has been named the inaugural William & Mary Libraries Faculty Scholar.
William & Mary professors working with data firm to produce election surveys in key battleground states.
W&M Law Professor Christie Warren will serve as the 2016-17 Fulbright-Schuman Chair at the European University Institute.
A research team from William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science has embarked on a month-long expedition to the coastal seas of northern Alaska, sailing aboard the nation’s newest icebreaker to study the role of nitrogen in Arctic food webs.
A new high school curriculum co-designed by W&M education professors kicks off this week at Warhill High School
The third-year program, aimed at all first-year students, seeks to give them a year-long launch pad to a successful college experience.
Jiajia Chen '18 and Debbie Ramer, an instructor in special education at the William & Mary School of Education, will receive the 2016 President’s Awards for Service to the Community.
Associate Theatre Professor Elizabeth Wiley has netted some prestigious accolades over the past year for her unique side job narrating audiobooks.
The following books by William & Mary faculty members were published in 2016.
Professor Elizabeth Canuel of William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science was awarded the honorary title of Geochemical Fellow at the annual Goldschmidt Conference.
Local serial drama podcast features more than 30 performers with ties to W&M.
A new law, which took effect on July 1, has raised the minimum age at which young people in Virginia may marry. Prior to this month, 16- and 17-year-olds were free to marry in the Commonwealth with parental consent; those even younger could marry with parental consent if there was a pregnancy.
The provost's Creative Adaptation Fund is awarded annually to faculty members pursuing innovative projects that improve the quality of educational programs by reducing costs or generating new revenues.
Guy Brown has worked 60 years in Dining Services, while Betsy Croswell has spent 50 years in a variety of departments. They top a long list of devoted employees.
The Election Law Program has launched a web-based tool aimed at helping judges resolve election litigation fairly and efficiently.
The W&M Herbarium is part of a global effort digitizing natural history collections. More than half of its roughly 81,000 specimen records are available for free online.
The inaugural McGlothlin Faculty Teaching Award was recently bestowed on two outstanding faculty members from the Raymond A. Mason School of Business and William & Mary Law School.
Panelists and attendees explore complex issues around incarcerated expectant mothers in Virginia jails.
W&M Assistant Professor of Education Meredith Kier created E-Communities as a way to build partnerships between engineering professionals and teachers.
According to statistics provided by the Department of Education, the number of homeless students in public schools across the nation has doubled since before the last recession. In Virginia alone, there are over 18,000 enrolled students identified as homeless.
From a globally recognized leader in international criminal law and a leading linguistic scholar to a widely published neuroscientist, the 2016 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence will be bestowed to 20 talented and visionary professors across William & Mary's campus.
Not only has Maria Elena Pada (Mane) excelled at a variety of positions and departments, she has spent more than 20 years going the extra mile.
Lydia Whitaker, business manager for the applied science department, is the recipient of the 2016 Charles and Virginia Duke Award.
Ann Marie Stock presented the ninth Tack Faculty Lecture on her three decades of experience with Cuban film and filmmakers.
William & Mary ichthyologist Laurie Sanderson has a patent pending on a new type of filter that is designed to be clogless, or at least clog-resistant.
Assistant Professor of Government Jaime Settle is studying physiological responses to understand why some abstain from voting in a polarized political world.
Ann Marie Stock, professor of Hispanic studies and film and media studies, goes behind the scenes of Cuba’s vibrant film tradition in the Tack Faculty Lecture.
Reporter David Culver ’09 and Ann Marie Stock, professor of Hispanic studies and film and media studies, teamed up to report the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana this summer in an example of a uniquely W&M collaboration.
Irina Novikova, an associate professor in William & Mary’s Department of Physics, was recently honored for her contributions to the peer-review process.
Law Professor Tara Leigh Grove received the Federalist Society’s 2016 Paul M. Bator Award on Feb. 27.
"The Oresteia" marks the final production for retiring theatre professor and director Richard Palmer. But the choreographer for the show, Denise Damon Wade, was a student actor in Palmer’s first production at W&M, 36 years ago. And that, too, was a Greek tragedy.
Dr. Patricia Roy, medical director of the Virginia Hospital Center's behavioral health department, will begin her work at William & Mary near the end of February.
Sociology and GSWS Professor Gul Ozyegin published two books in 2015 dealing with love and sex in Muslim-majority countries.
During more than two decades at W&M, Meyer has dazzled colleagues with her teaching and involvement in countless campus committees and causes.
During the academic year, Lisa Landino has had up to 10 undergraduates working in her lab, from freshmen to seniors, each focusing on a crucial piece of research.
Adjunct Lecturer of Sociology Deborah Basket joined William & Mary News to discuss the traits of both male and female serial killers.
Two William & Mary professors have been recognized as 2016 recipients of Outstanding Faculty Awards by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
William & Mary is the recipient of a nearly $50,000 grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation to support the Healthy Beginnings project.
Every year, the Alumni Association honors a select group of outstanding young faculty members.
Ann Marie Stock, a professor of Hispanic studies and film and media studies at William & Mary, has been selected to receive funding totaling $14,000 to create a course that will bring student researchers to Cuba over spring break in 2016.
Marc Sher, Matt Allar and Barbette Spaeth are embracing significant changes to their physics, theatre and classical studies classes.
The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors has honored Ginger Ambler with the 2015 Dr. Kent L. Gardner Award.
Lizabeth Allison's lab studies nuclear transport — the biochemical processes that allow proteins to travel between the cell’s cytoplasm and the nucleus.
The Greater Williamsburg Area Park Prescriptions Program provides local healthcare providers with the tools and training to prescribe their patients time in local parks to promote physical and mental health.
Law Professor Christie Warren was recently in the Ukraine consulting on draft amendments to its constitution.
Tatia Granger has been the university ombudsperson at William & Mary since 2008.
Amy Sebring will begin her work at William & Mary in January 2016.
Chancellor Professor of Anthropology Barbara J. King captivates an overflow audience in delivering the recent Tack Faculty Lecture on “Wild Grief/Untamed Love."
Bettina Judd, visiting professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, has published a new book of poems giving voice to the forgotten women of medicine.
Scientist and author Barbara J. King will discuss the science of animal emotions at William & Mary’s Tack Faculty Lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 28.
Professor Mary Fabrizio and Emeritus Professor Jack Musick of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science were named fellows of the America Fisheries Society (AFS) at the society’s 145th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon in August.
Professor Elizabeth Canuel and colleagues in the U.S. and Iran show links between drought and the fall of Fertile Crescent empires as far back as 4,200 years ago.
The American Psychology Association recently announced that Kathleen Slevin is the 2015 recipient of the Florence L. Denmark Award for Contributions to Women and Aging.
W&M Assistant Italian Studies Professor Monica Seger has published her first book, 'Landscapes in Between: Environmental Change in Modern Italian Literature and Film.'
Two members of the William & Mary community were recognized for their commitment to service during yesterday's Opening Convocation ceremony in the Wren Yard.
Collaborative program between W&M and Eastern Virginia Medical School is teaching that the stories behind the illness are important for good healthcare, too.
Researchers examined photos in six popular, American magazines and found that Asian men and black women were underrepresented, potentially due to stereotypes that associate femininity with Asian people and masculinity with black people.
Melody Porter recently helped write a book about how to create and sustain alternative break programs, which allow students the chance to work with community partners on social justice issues.
Alumni, current students and local dance professionals are part of the Leah Glenn Dance Theatre.
With a National Endowment for the Humanities and Center for Craft, Creativity and Design grants in hand, Associate Professor of Hispanic studies Regina Root is continuing research on what is known as the “Tillett Tapestry,” an embroidery chronicling the conquest of the Aztecs.
Patricia A. Popp was a recipient of the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators (NAFEPA) State Leadership Award, representing the State of Virginia.
Three William & Mary employees will be honored June 16 for 40 years of service to William & Mary.
William & Mary researchers found that young adults who eat more fermented foods have fewer social anxiety symptoms, with the effect being greatest among those at genetic risk for social anxiety disorder as measured by neuroticism.
Art History Professor Cristina Stancioiu will study portraiture in remote areas of Crete and Rhodes, thanks to a Franklin Research Grant.
Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre will have its Williamsburg premiere May 9.
William & Mary paleontologist Rowan Lockwood is a member of a group that has examined 23 million years of the fossil record of marine organisms and mapped out a set of extinction patterns in a pre-human world.
Music Professor Katherine K. Preston presented the Tack Faculty Lecture this week, reminding of a time when opera was as American as apple pie – and Americans ate it up.
Diane Dudley, Music Library assistant, earns plaudits throughout campus for her devotion to meeting the needs and wants of her patrons.
Kathleen Powell, executive director of career development, has recently been named president-elect of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Braxton, Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Professor of English and Africana Studies and director of the Middle Passage Project, served as the lone consultant on the Postal Service's commemorative stamp.
Barbara J. King spoke at a recent Capitol Hill briefing, part of a panel seeking an ethics-based review of ongoing psychological research at a National Institutes of Health laboratory that uses monkeys in experiments.
Michele Jackson will join W&M in February as the first associate provost for e-learning initiatives.
Associate Registrar Cory Springer is the recipient of the 2014 Shirley Aceto Award.
Professor Deborah Steinberg of William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science has been selected as one of the Commonwealth's outstanding faculty members by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
A William & Mary archaeologist has been studying 1,000 years of the islanders’ methods of coping with life amid some rapidly changing ecosystems atop geologically unstable islands.
An interdisciplinary team of William & Mary experts gathered Wednesday night hoping to dispel fears through understanding.
Director of Student Leadership Anne Arseneau recognized by Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors for work both on and off campus.
Associate Professor of German Studies Jenny Taylor is an expert on films that haunt us.
A piece by William & Mary anthropologist Barbara King is included in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014, a recently released anthology that currently holds the number one spot in the nature writing and essays category on Amazon.
Anna B. Martin, longtime vice president for administration at William & Mary, will be retiring later this academic year.
Allison Orr Larsen appeared Monday, Oct. 6 on Comedy Central's late-night talk show "The Colbert Report" starring Stephen Colbert.
English and Linguistics Professor Anne Charity Hudley will be featured on the public radio program With Good Reason the week of Oct. 4, 2014.
The Raft Debate will be held at Phi Beta Kappa Hall Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Fran Bradford, associate vice president for government relations at William & Mary, was named Monday to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s new Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence.
New police chief to take command Sept. 15.
History Professor Susan Kern has been named the executive director of William & Mary’s Historic Campus, a position charged with the preservation and interpretation of the university's most historic buildings.
Heather Macdonald, Chancellor Professor of Geology at William & Mary, has been recognized by her fellow scientists and educators for her contributions to the advancement of education in the earth sciences.
During the Service Awards Ceremony on June 17, four William & Mary staff members will be honored for 40 years of service to William & Mary.
William and Mary's Swem Library will welcome Kim Sims as its new university archivist on July 25.
Sustainability at William & Mary takes another step forward this year, with Calandra Waters Lake's appointment as the university's first director of sustainability.
Karen Cottrell is retiring as Executive Vice President of the William & Mary Alumni Association and assuming a new, part-time role providing programming and assistance to alumni families with children going through the admission process.
The Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Professor of English and Africana Studies is one of 25 educators selected.
The W&M professor and the renowned poet had a relationship lasting almost 40 years.
W&M assistant professor of biology Harmony Dalgleish considers ways to restore the American chestnut to its pre-blight glory.
On May 22, 2014, members of the Women's Network gathered to acknowledge Kate Slevin's contributions to W&M as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Sociology.
Kathleen Powell has been selected as William & Mary's next assistant vice president for student affairs and executive director of career development.
An international leader in the field of neuroscience, one of the country's foremost legal thinkers on children's rights and family law, and an internationally renowned ethnomusicologist whose latest work focuses on the music of Oman are among this year's recipients of the Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence at William & Mary.
Susan Grover, a longtime professor at the William & Mary Law School, has been named the university's vice provost for academic and faculty affairs.
Six members of William & Mary’s Department of Music are set to welcome the new season with a faculty concert.
William & Mary's renowned pianist and piano instructor Anna Kijanowska is gearing up for a concert tour across China that will take place Mar. 1-17.
Lauded for mentoring student research, under Dickter’s supervision W&M students are co-authors on 16 papers that have been published or are currently under review.
Associate Professor of Law Allison Orr Larsen received an Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education.
A central figure in the establishment of the black studies program and first associate chair of the English department, Jacquelyn McLendon has spent more than two decades positively influencing W&M, its students and faculty.
When the remains of Cornwallis, a fossilized baleen whale, were discovered on the bank of the York River, Paleontologist and Associate Professor in William & Mary’s Department of Geology Rowan Lockwood led excavation efforts to unearth the whale's evolutionary secrets.
William & Mary's Office of Economic Development has a new director. She will be on-campus January 2014.
Steinberg's presentation was the fourth installment of William & Mary's Tack Faculty Lecture Series, and the first by a professor in W&M's Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
Modern Languages and Literatures professor received the Order of the Discoverers from Sigma Delta Pi, a national Hispanic honor society, on Sept. 12.
Executive assistant to the dean of Arts & Sciences Trina Garrison, with help from Lydia Whitaker and Rosie Fox of Applied Science, has collected 6,750 pairs of shoes -- nearly 1,000 from W&M. They'll be sent to developing countries for rehab and re-sale.
Two William & Mary faculty members were singled out for excellence by the website Affordable Colleges Online.
Swem Library recently welcomed Lisa Nickel as the associate dean of research & public services, a new position developed to integrate the library more fully into the research and instructional programs of the university.
The Virginia Association of College and University Housing Officers (VACUHO) recently renamed its highest award the Deb Boykin Outstanding Professional Award, honoring her service to the housing profession across the state.
VIMS Professor Linda Schaffner has been selected to participate in an intensive two-week professional-development program dedicated to advancing women leaders in higher education administration.
The two professors are the eighth and ninth W&M faculty members chosen.
Recently, W&M's Women's Network expanded its membership to include all women employees of the College.
Cathy Pacheco, the store manager of the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, was recently awarded the prestigious Next Gen Leadership Award at the Barnes & Noble College annual conference in Orlando.
Cindy Glavas has been named as William & Mary’s next Director of Auxiliary Services.
Marjorie S. Thomas, associate vice president for student affairs at the College of Charleston, has been selected as William & Mary's next dean of students.
While Vice President for Student Affairs Ginger Ambler may be best known around campus for her emails to the student body, she has another talent up her sleeve: She can dance.
Virginia McLaughlin will receive the Edward C. Pomeroy Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education during its annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 28.
The new "Blind Dates" collection from the Swem Music Library in Ewell Hall offers students, faculty and staff a chance to get to know new music.
William & Mary faculty and staff to serve on governor's Task Force on School and Campus Safety.
A new women's mentoring program pairs female undergraduate students with faculty and staff members in an effort to inspire and empower women on campus and beyond.
Karin Wulf, associate professor of history and American studies, and book review editor of The William & Mary Quarterly, one of the oldest scholarly journals in the U.S., has been named the next director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.
William & Mary University Registrar Sara “Sallie” Marchello has been recognized for distinguished service by the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (SACRAO).
Nearly 200 women who work at William & Mary came together on Oct. 17 for a women's forum, which gave them a chance to discuss their common experiences, interests and concerns.
Gill Cell, W&M's third provost and first female provost, died on Sept. 7 of ALS at her home in North Carolina.
Paula Blank was one of 33 candidates chosen from a pool of 436.
Eleven years after taking over as associate vice president of Human Resources, Earleen O'Roark leaves behind a dramatically different department than the one she inherited.
This "quiet spirit" has no plans of retiring anytime soon. She and dozens of other dedicated workers will be honored at Employee Appreciation Day on May 30.
Regina Root has been awarded the prestigious Arthur P. Whitaker Prize for her book titled "Couture & Consensus: Fashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina."
Virginia McLaughlin '71, the longtime dean of William & Mary's School of Education, will leave the position in the summer of 2013, she announced today.
William and Mary's Neurodiversity Working Group is working toward a better understanding and acceptance of brain differences -- such as autism spectrum disorders -- on campus.
Katharine Conley, former Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Arts & Humanities at Dartmouth College and the school’s current Edward Tuck Professor of French and Comparative Literature, has been named the next Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at the College of William & Mary.
The two W&M professors to perform original music, poems interpreting the Major Arcana tarot cards.
William & Mary molecular biologist Lizabeth Allison has received a grant of more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation.
A group of five William & Mary Psychology and Neuroscience professors recently received a $580,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to benefit women faculty in science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM) disciplines.
The editors of the blog 13.7: Cosmos and Culture, a web-based feature of National Public Radio, have asked King to become a permanent contributor to the blog.
“This is not your typical library,” said Brown, who is the first and only director of the library.
Many of the students who have had the chance to participate in research at William & Mary describe it as an important or even life-changing part of their college careers. Now, a new program at William & Mary is seeking to make sure that everyone in the College's diverse population has the opportunity to have that experience.
NYT's columnist Adam Liptak references a law review article by William & Mary Law Professor Allison Orr Larsen in his column this week.
Marlene Jack: Retrospective on view at the Muscarelle Museum of Art April 16 – June 19.
Carrie Cooper has been named the next dean of university libraries.
Jennifer Leung, assistant director of student activities, has been selected as 2011 Annual Meeting Chair for the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors.
When Carol Sheriff looked through her daughter's social studies textbook, the William & Mary history professor had no idea she would soon find herself a central player in a national story.
Kathleen F. Slevin, Chancellor Professor of Sociology, has been named vice provost for academic affairs at the College of William & Mary.
Connie McCarthy, William & Mary's dean of university libraries, is retiring this summer after nearly 13 years at the College.
Hundreds of Shirley Aceto's admirers who came out to celebrate her decades of service to William & Mary during a reception for her in the Wren courtyard on April 29.
William & Mary's Schroeder Center for Health Policy starts the 2009-2010 academic year with a new name and a new director - Jennifer Mellor.
Sylvia Stout, business manager for the Physics Department, is to be honored for 40 years of service at William & Mary's annual Employee Appreciation Day luncheon.
Virginia M. Ambler ('88, Ph.D. '06), who brings a deep connection to William & Mary as both an alumna and administrator, has been named vice president for student affairs, President Taylor Reveley announced today.
Thomasine Lewis was honored for her 45 years at the College during Employee Appreciation Day 2008.