Pre-Defense Deadline for Students Submitting a Thesis or Dissertation for January 2020 graduation
Friday, November 1
All day
Stetson House

Four steps are required at least two weeks before you defend. November 1 is the last day by which you may meet this requirement if you intend to graduate in January 2020.


    Spring Advising Period  Ends (Undergraduates)
    Friday, November 1
    All day
    Location not specified

    Spring Advising Period Ends (Undergraduates)

      Department of Geology Brown Bag: Submarine groundwater discharge to the global coast
      Friday, November 1
      12:05pm - 12:55pm
      McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 230

      Yaoquan Zhou (Ohio State) will be presenting on "Submarine groundwater discharge to the global coast."

      Distinguished Speaker Colloquium: Secure and Private Access Control for Systems of Smart Devices
      Friday, November 1
      3pm - 4pm
      McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 020

      Matt Mutka , Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University, and Program Director of Division of Computer and Network Systems, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation 


      Physics Colloquium - Dr. Jorge Piekarewicz 
      Friday, November 1
      4pm - 5pm
      Small Hall, Room 111

      Dr. Jorge Piekarewicz, Florida State University, Title of Talk: “Nuclear Astrophysics in the New Era of Multimessenger Astronomy”

      Spring priority registration for continuing students
      Monday, November 4 - Thursday, November 7
      Location not specified

      Spring priority registration for continuing students

        Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora’s 10th Biennial Conference
        Tuesday, November 5 - Saturday, November 9
        11am - 5pm
        Williamsburg Lodge

        William & Mary will host the 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) Nov. 5-9, 2019, in the Williamsburg Lodge.

          The First Amendment in the Trump Era
          Tuesday, November 5
          12:45pm - 2pm
          Law School, Room 124

          Join this lunch panel for a discussion on the variety of challenges to free speech, free press, and dissent in the current era with Professor Tim Zick, Professor Nadine Strossen, and Robert Corn-Revere.

          The Crisis of Global Liberalism in Open Societies
          Tuesday, November 5
          2pm - 3:30pm
          Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

          Reset DOC and Reset Dialogues in partnership with William & Mary present a roundtable discussion about the uncertain future of liberal democracy.

          Film: Il Capitale Umano (Human Capital)
          Tuesday, November 5
          4pm
          Swem Library, Botetourt Screening Room

          In Milan, a waiter cycling home from working at a prestigious private school's gala is hit by a car. The driver flees, leaving the waiter lying in the street badly injured. The next day, two well-known families' lives are connected by the incident.

          GRI Shark Tank Information Sessions
          Tuesday, November 5
          5pm - 6pm
          Tyler Hall, Room 132

          Interested in the Shark Tank? Join us for an Info Session!


          Study Abroad Open House for W&M Faculty-Led Summer Programs
          Wednesday, November 6
          11am - 1pm
          Sadler Center, Chesapeake BC

          Learn more about your summer study abroad options.

          Emerging Scholars Series: Tomos Evans, “Exploring Earth’s Largest Monuments”
          Wednesday, November 6
          2pm - 3pm
          Stryker Center, Boundary Street

          Tomos Llywelyn Evans, a doctoral student in Anthropology, will present an Emerging Scholars Series talk for the public. Presented through partnership between the A&S Graduate Center and the Williamsburg Regional Library.

          COLL 300 - Michael Gomez
          Wednesday, November 6
          5pm - 6:30pm
          Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium
          University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Visit
          Wednesday, November 6
          7pm - 8pm
          Tyler Hall, Room 219

          Associate Director of Admissions at University of Maryland Carey School of Law  will meet wit interested students to discuss applications, personal statements, and the Carey School of Law.

            Lecture: Dr. Dylan Rogers on "Water and Sensory Experience  ... at the Eleusinian Mysteries"
            Thursday, November 7
            5pm - 6pm
            Small Hall, Room 110

            Dr. Dylan Rogers of the University of Virginia will present a lecture on "Water and Sensory Experience: Reconstructing the Procession of the Eleusinian Mysteries."

            Gender Controversies in Global Yoruba Religion: Can Women Practice Ifa Divination?
            Thursday, November 7
            5pm - 6:30pm
            James Blair Hall, Room 223

            Lecture by Ayodeji Ogunnaike, co-sponsored by Africana Studies Department & the Reves Center for International Studies

            Science Career Expo
            Thursday, November 7
            5:30pm - 7:30pm
            Cohen Career Center
              DC Metro - Discussion with Professor Monica Seger
              Thursday, November 7
              6pm - 8pm
              Carnegie Endowment for International Peace | 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW | Washington, DC 20036

              The night before the annual Evening at the Embassy, join alumni, family and friends for a deeper dive into the W&M Italian Studies department.

              A Secret Labor in the Aesthetic Diaspora: Queer/Asian/American Archival Practice by Dr. Kita Douglas
              Friday, November 8
              12pm - 1pm
              Morton Hall, Room 314

              APIA-W&M is proud to present  a talk by Dr. Kita Douglas that explores the fulcrum of the fine arts, queerness, and the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience.

              Workshop with Professor Jeffrey Herf, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland
              Friday, November 8
              12pm - 1pm
              Blow Memorial Hall, Room 332

              Professor Jeffrey Herf, Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Maryland, will do a workshop on his books Divided Memory and Undeclared Wars with Israel on Friday

              Department of Geology Brown Bag: The Future of Radioisotope Sediment Dating
              Friday, November 8
              12:05pm - 12:50pm
              McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 230

              Paul Volante (W&M Geology 2020) will be presenting on "Americium-241: The Future of Radioisotope Sediment Dating."

              Professor Merritt B. Fox, "The New Stock Market: Law, Economics, and Policy"
              Friday, November 8
              12:45pm - 1:45pm
              Law School, Room 124

              Professor Merritt B. Fox will present a lecture titled "The New Stock Market: Law, Economics, and Policy" based on his latest book. The lecture is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Law and Markets. Admission is free and all are welcome.

              Biology Fall Seminar: Anna Allen: Howard University
              Friday, November 8
              4pm - 5pm
              ISC3 (Integrated Science Center), Room 1221
              Talk Title: "Novel roles for the 26S proteasome during C. elegans gametogenesis and fertilization"
                Physics Colloquium - Tom Gallagher
                Friday, November 8
                4pm - 5pm
                Small Hall, Room 111

                Dr. Tom Gallagher, University of Virginia, Title of Talk: Exploring Strong fields with Rydberg Atoms and Microwaves

                  Chinese Architecture Book Talk w/ Carole Louie
                  Friday, November 8
                  4pm - 5:15pm
                  Reves Center for International Studies, Reves Room
                  Lecture by Professor Jeffrey Herf, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland
                  Friday, November 8
                  4pm - 5:30pm
                  Washington Hall, Room 201

                  Professor Jeffrey Herf, Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Maryland, will give a public lecture on "Germany and Jewish Questions in the Revolution and Unification of 1989-1990--and Since"

                  DC Metro - Evening at the Embassy
                  Friday, November 8
                  6pm - 8pm
                  The Embassy of Italy | 3000 Whitehaven St. NW | Washington, DC 20008

                  Join us for a D.C. Metro Alumni Chapter tradition!

                  30 Jahre Mauerfall - Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
                  Saturday, November 9
                  2pm - 8pm
                  Pleasants Hall (Randolph Complex), German House, 3rd Floor

                  30 Jahre Mauerfall - Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

                  Spring schedule adjustment period 1 begins (Undergraduates)
                  Monday, November 11
                  All day
                  Location not specified

                  Spring schedule adjustment period 1 begins

                    Trump Administration's Ethics Crisis - Noah Bookbinder
                    Monday, November 11
                    12:45pm - 2pm
                    Law School, Room 124

                    Please join the IBRL in discussing  President Trump and his Administration's ethics crisis with Noah Bookbinder.

                    Chemistry Career Chats
                    Tuesday, November 12
                    10am - 3pm
                    Cohen Career Center
                      Indonesia & the Hajj Pilgrimage & Politics in Historical & Contemporary Perspective
                      Tuesday, November 12
                      5pm - 6pm
                      James Blair Hall, Room 223

                      AMES ~ The Program in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies presents: "Indonesia & the Hajj Pilgrimage & Politics in Historical & Contemporary Perspective" with  Professor Dadi Darmadi , Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN) Jakarta, Indonesia

                      People Not Problems: Poverty in Williamsburg
                      Tuesday, November 12
                      7pm - 8pm
                      Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

                      Join Greater City for a panel discussion and Q&A on poverty and homelessness in Williamsburg. Panelists include Fred Liggin from 3e Restoration, Charvalla West from United Way, and Becki Wildenberger from Williamsburg House of Mercy. Come care with us!

                      The Annual Chemistry Club Magic Show
                      Tuesday, November 12
                      8:30pm - 10pm
                      ISC2 (Integrated Science Center), Room 1127

                      Come out to the annual Chemistry Club Magic Show! Experience the wonders of science all under the magical theme of Cinderella. Watch them all live scientifically ever after!

                      GIS Day 2019
                      Wednesday, November 13
                      10am - 8pm
                      Swem Library, Room 213

                      Come join the Center for Geospatial Analysis in celebrating the world of GIS!

                      Department of Geology Seminar: Windows in Time
                      Wednesday, November 13
                      4pm - 5pm
                      McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 219

                      Dr. Joel Hudley, an assistant teaching professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be presenting a seminar on "Windows in Time: Using Bivalve Increments and Isotopes to Investigate Past Climate on Human Timescales. "

                      Philosophy Majors Information Session: Pursuing Honors and Funded Summer Research (all types)
                      Wednesday, November 13
                      4:30pm - 5:30pm
                      James Blair Hall, Philosophy Library/Lounge

                      Philosophy majors are invited to this information session where we will discuss the steps and deadlines for doing an Honors thesis and for applying for summer research funding at the Charles Center--both Honors funding and general research funding.

                        COLL 300 - Nancy Frey
                        Wednesday, November 13
                        5pm - 6:30pm
                        Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium
                        AI for Artists
                        Thursday, November 14
                        4pm - 5pm
                        Swem Library, Ford Classroom

                        Jesse Spencer-Smith of Vanderbilt University will discuss the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and art.

                          Botetourt Book Talk with Crystal Morrison-Joseph '09
                          Thursday, November 14
                          4pm - 5:30pm
                          Swem Library, Botetourt Gallery

                          Join us for Botetourt Book Talks at Swem Library! On November 14, we welcome Crystal Morrison-Joseph '09, clinical professional counselor and author of PoundCake & Private Practice: 5 Things I Learned During My First Year. 

                          Public Lecture: "Transnational Networks of (Anti-) LGBTI+ Activism in Taiwan"
                          Thursday, November 14
                          5pm - 6:20pm
                          Washington Hall, Room 301

                          In 2019, Taiwan became the first nation in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. This talk explores the development of both pro-gay and anti-gay activism in contemporary Taiwan behind the celebratory note.

                          Computer Science Night
                          Thursday, November 14
                          6:30pm - 8pm
                          Cohen Career Center
                            An Opera Scene Recital
                            Thursday, November 14
                            7:30pm
                            Ewell Hall, Recital Hall
                            A Chorus Line    
                            Thursday, November 14 - Sunday, November 24
                            7:30pm - 9:30pm
                            Kimball Theatre

                            A CHORUS LINE is a stunning musical capturing the spirit of a Broadway chorus audition.  A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, A CHORUS LINE was instantly recognized as a classic.

                            Thursdays-Sundays November 14-17

                              Thesis/Dissertation Defense Completion Deadline for January 2020 Graduation
                              Friday, November 15
                              All day
                              Stetson House, Room 201

                              Your defense must be scheduled and completed by this deadline.

                                The Three Ps of Resilience: Planning, Partnerships and Paying for It All
                                Friday, November 15
                                8am - 4pm
                                School of Education

                                The Virginia Coastal Policy Center at William & Mary Law School will host its 7th annual conference. Info on program & registration details can be found at the link below. Please note conference will be held at W&M School of Education.

                                Yongsen Ma, Computer Science - Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
                                Friday, November 15
                                8:30am - 10:30am
                                McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 002

                                Yongsen Ma, Computer Science - Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
                                Title: Improving WiFi Sensing and Networking with Channel State Information
                                Advisor: Dr. Gang Zhou


                                  Chemistry Fall Seminar
                                  Friday, November 15
                                  3pm - 4pm
                                  ISC2 (Integrated Science Center), Room 1127

                                  Professor Ken Knappenberger, Jr. of Pennsylvania State University presents

                                  "Observing Energy Transfer in Light-harvesting Metals Using Laser Spectroscopy"

                                    Data Science and the Dawn of Artificial Intelligence
                                    Friday, November 15
                                    3pm - 4pm
                                    McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 020

                                    Data Science and the Dawn of Artificial Intelligence: How Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science are Reshaping Our Lives.

                                      Biology Fall Seminar: Karl Didier: Rainforest Trust Fund
                                      Friday, November 15
                                      4pm - 5pm
                                      ISC3 (Integrated Science Center), Room 1221

                                      Talk Title: "Creating protected areas for endangered species in the tropics: An introduction to Rainforest Trust's trusted model for biodiversity conservation"

                                        Physics Colloquium - Dr. Z. Aziza Baccouche
                                        Friday, November 15
                                        4pm - 5pm
                                        Small Hall, Room 111

                                        DR. AZIZA BACCOUCHE, Title of talk: Having Vision

                                        Philosophy Colloquium: Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke), Too Much Morality? Lessons from Scrupulosity
                                        Friday, November 15
                                        4pm - 5:30pm
                                        James Blair Hall, Room 205

                                        Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics at Duke University, will give a colloquium talk. All interested are invited.

                                        ART FILM FRIDAY: Bauhaus Spirit
                                        Friday, November 15
                                        5:30pm - 7:30pm
                                        Tucker Hall, Tucker Hall Theatre

                                         

                                        2019 Catron Scholars Exhibition
                                        Monday, November 18 - Friday, November 22
                                        Andrews Hall, Andrews Gallery
                                        Take a Gastronomic Tour of the World for International Education Week
                                        Monday, November 18 - Friday, November 22
                                        Commons Dining Hall

                                        The Reves Center and W&M Dining Services join forces to bring you a week of global culinary experiences!

                                        MEET-UP: Intelligence Community with Featured Guest, Ms. Patricia Larsen
                                        Monday, November 18
                                        12pm - 1pm
                                        Cohen Career Center, Presentation Room

                                        Join us as Ms. Patricia Larsen, a 30-year veteran of the Intelligence Community, who now works for the Director of National Intelligence, shares her career path and knowledge of the 16+ agencies that comprise the Intelligence Community in the U.S.

                                          Film: Pranzo di Ferragosto (Mid-August Lunch)
                                          Monday, November 18 - Friday, November 22
                                          4pm - 6pm
                                          Swem Library, Botetourt Theatre

                                          An utterly charming tale of good food, feisty ladies and unlikely friendships during a very Roman holiday.

                                          A Scientist Walks Into A Bar: Graduate Student Edition
                                          Monday, November 18
                                          7pm - 8pm
                                          Alewerks Brewing Company L.A.B. Taproom, 5711-36 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188
                                          Documentary screening about the poet Emily Dickinson
                                          Tuesday, November 19
                                          5pm - 7pm
                                          Blow Memorial Hall, Room 334

                                          James Wolpaw, an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker will be coming to W&M on Tuesday November 19th. 

                                          Meet-up: Medical Scientist
                                          Wednesday, November 20
                                          12pm - 1pm
                                          Cohen Career Center
                                            Realizing the Potential of Nanotechnology: Current Status and Future Directions
                                            Thursday, November 21
                                            9:30am - 10:50am
                                            Small Hall, Room 224

                                            Join the Whole of Government Center of Excellence and Applied Science for a guest lecture by Dr. Lisa Friedersdorf, Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO). Students welcome - no RSVP required. 

                                              Christine Marran Lecture, "Biotropes: Interpreting the Nonhuman World in Japanese Literature"
                                              Thursday, November 21
                                              5pm - 6:30pm
                                              James Blair Hall, Room 223

                                              Christine Marran, University of Minnesota, discusses how reading for "biotropes" highlights the role of nonhuman entities in texts. She will discuss how particular approaches to storytelling highlight the material world to perform a critique of culture. 

                                              The Gallery Players Fall Concert
                                              Thursday, November 21
                                              8pm
                                              Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, VA
                                              Final Thesis or Dissertation Submission Deadline for graduation in January 2020
                                              Friday, November 22
                                              All day
                                              Stetson House, Room 201

                                              Final submission deadline for A&S graduate students to satisfy degree requirements for graduation in January 2020

                                                Department of Geology Brown Bag: Marshes and Maine
                                                Friday, November 22
                                                12:05pm - 12:25pm
                                                McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 230

                                                Megan Gillen (W&M Geology 2020) will be presenting on "Marshes and Maine: My NOAA Hollings Scholarship Experience."

                                                Department of Geology Brown Bag: NASA's Student Airborne Summer Research Program
                                                Friday, November 22
                                                12:25pm - 12:50pm
                                                McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 230

                                                Colleen Scott (W&M Geology 2020) will be presenting on " NASA's Student Airborne Summer Research Program."

                                                Chemistry Fall Seminar
                                                Friday, November 22
                                                3pm - 4pm
                                                ISC2 (Integrated Science Center), Room 1127

                                                Dr. Joerg Schlatterer of the American Chemical Society presents

                                                "Taking the Lead in Your Career Planning"

                                                  The Ph.D. in Computer Science: Getting There and Being Successful
                                                  Friday, November 22
                                                  3pm - 4pm
                                                  McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 020

                                                  Prof. Denys Poshyvanyk from CS@W&M

                                                    Biology Fall Seminar: Victor Torres: New York University
                                                    Friday, November 22
                                                    4pm - 5pm
                                                    ISC3 (Integrated Science Center), Room 1221

                                                    Talk Title: "Exploiting species specificity to understand the human tropism of a Staphylococcus aureus toxin"

                                                      Physics Colloquium - Amy Nicholson
                                                      Friday, November 22
                                                      4pm - 5pm
                                                      Small Hall, Room 111

                                                      Amy Nicholson, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Title of talk: Exploring beyond the Standard Model with Lattice QCD

                                                      Evening of Music & Poetry in Celebration of the Arab-American Experience
                                                      Friday, November 22
                                                      7:30pm - 9pm
                                                      Ewell Hall, Ewell Recital Hall

                                                      The William & Mary Middle Eastern Music Ensemble presents: Omar Offendum in An Evening of Music & Poetry in Celebration of the Arab-American Experience

                                                      Thanksgiving Break (All Levels)
                                                      Wednesday, November 27 - Sunday, December 1
                                                      Location not specified

                                                      Offices are closed and classes are not in session.

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