New technology allows researchers to track the altitude of migrating shorebirds, data that will be taken into account in planning sites for offshore wind farm turbines.
In recognition of World Water Week, which kicks off Aug. 23, W&M News recently talked with Hale about the state of water in the world and the effects of pollutants.
Nainoa Thompson will kick-off a Scholar in Ocean Residency at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science this fall with a weeklong visit to meet with local tribal communities, researchers and students.
Researchers looked at eelgrass communities and discovered their ancient genetic history can play a stronger role than present-day environments in determining growth form and community composition.
Tracy Cross will travel to Dublin, Ireland, in spring 2023 as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar.
Geologist Nick Balascio is one of William & Mary's two Fulbright Scholars for 2022-23. He will conduct research in Norway and engage with iEarth, the Norwegian initiative aimed at earth-science undergraduates.
Venture capitalist Bay McLaughlin ’06, M.Acc. ’07 teams up with W&M’s Institute for Integrative Conservation and the Alan B. Miller Center for Entrepreneurship to promote sustainable — and profitable — oyster aquaculture.
New research by W&M scientists has unraveled mysteries behind one of the world’s most elusive materials: spider silk.
Joshua Miner '24 is learning new skills while connecting science with the community this summer at the Schoodic Institute in Acadia National Park.
A research grant awarded by The Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust will empower Indigenous communities in Virginia to make independent decisions about food production on their lands.
The eight-day course was built around a circumnavigation of the Virginia and Maryland shorelines of the Chesapeake Bay, with working visits to seven commercial shellfish farms, four hatcheries, two raw bars and a shucking house.
William & Mary physics postdoctoral researcher Arkaitz Rodas characterizes lesser-known particles to help physicists understand what holds matter together. He's the recipient of the 2022 Jefferson Associates Postdoctoral Prize.
Kristin Wustholz's chemistry lab has "planted a flag in the ground" regarding a new technique for multicolor single-molecule imaging.
A new study provides the first evidence that tactile object interaction can provide information about relative size and spatial layout, akin to that garnered visually.
Constitutional law experts Allison Orr Larsen '99 and Neal Devins from the William & Mary Law School discuss the June 24, 2022, Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade.
A study in Nature Geoscience predicts a 50% acceleration in the rate of barrier-island retreat within a century, even in the unlikely case of no further increase in the present rate of sea-level rise.
Rachel O’Brien and a pair of undergraduate researchers get past the poetics and into the chemistry of dew.
Catherine Kelly recently became executive director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture and professor of history in the Harrison Ruffin Tyler Department of History at William & Mary.
Is the U.S. headed for a recession? When will we get relief at the gas pump? W&M adjunct professor Peter Atwater ’83, a decision-making expert, talks about these topics and more.
William & Mary doctoral candidate Emily Sneff M.A. ’19 tells the story of how news of American independence spread in the weeks after July 4, 1776.
A new analysis using highly detailed elevation maps of the Chesapeake Bay region shows that human barriers will do little to stop marshes from migrating inland with sea-level rise.
William & Mary’s Office of Strategic Cultural Partnerships has announced its inaugural group of faculty fellows, who will conduct projects to advance the office’s mission.
U.S. Marine Jacob Stechmann ’24 became interested in medicine by helping Army medics treat wounded Kurds in Syria. He now researches artery function at William & Mary.
Justin Cammarota has just received a grant toward continuing his research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.
Associate Professor Daniel Gutierrez and Stephanie Dorais Ph.D. ’21 are exploring the role of contemplative practices in promoting prosociality and resilience among mental health counselors.
Work by Associate Professor of Government A. Maurits van der Veen and researchers from Carnegie Mellon, University of Texas at Dallas and Middlebury College appears in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
W&M’s Embedded Spain and Gibraltar Program gives students, some of whom are first-generation children of Latin American immigrants raised in the U.S., an up-close view of immigration issues in Europe.
As many parents all over the U.S. look high and low for baby formula for their infants, the causes and possible solutions to the shortage are being dissected.
Anna Mehlhorn has combined her biology major and art/art history minor to follow in the steps of the great naturalist-illustrators of the past.
W&M physicists and students are working on a project funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Army Research Office to develop a device with the capacity to see what is invisible to the naked eye.