Pre-Defense Deadline for Students Submitting a Thesis or Dissertation for May 2020 graduation
Friday, April 3
All day
Stetson House

Four steps are required at least two weeks before you defend. April 3 is the last day by which you may meet this requirement if you intend to graduate in May 2020.


    [VIRTUAL] Geospatial Research Symposium 2020 
    Friday, April 3
    12:30pm - 3:30pm
    Virtual

    Come join the Center for Geospatial Analysis in our virtual celebration of GIS research by showcasing both student research and experienced professionals that apply GIS and other geospatial technologies. 

    [Canceled] Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
    Saturday, April 4 - Sunday, April 5
    TBD

    The annual W&M Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will feature papers by undergraduates anonymously selected by W&M philosophy majors.

      Fall schedule adjustment period 1 begins (Undergraduates)
      Monday, April 6
      All day
      Location not specified

      Fall schedule adjustment period 1 begins

        W&M Online Networking Hour
        Tuesday, April 7
        12pm - 1pm
        Online

        Are you looking for ways you can help or seek help from members of the W&M community? We invite you to join us for our next online networking hour to virtually connect and text chat one-on-one with one another. 

          Take Back the Net: A Virtual Rally for Healing and Support Across the Commonwealth
          Tuesday, April 7
          7pm - 9pm
          Webinar: www.tinyurl.com/TakeBackTheNetVA or https://cwm.zoom.us/j/652981691

          The Virginia Campus Taskforce, which includes this university, invites you to bear witness to these transformative stories of hope and healing presented by collegiate survivors of sexual violence from across the Commonwealth.

          #TakeBackTheNet

          POSTPONED Emerging Challenges and Tools: Navigating National Security
          Wednesday, April 8
          8am - 5pm
          Alan B. Miller Hall (Business School)

          Today’s national security challenges transcend borders and domains. Join us at the 3rd Annual National Security Conference to discuss challenges, policy dilemmas, tools, and sustained outcomes  in a multi-level, all domain environment. 


          [CANCELLED] Department of Geology Seminar: From Grains to Landscapes
          Wednesday, April 8
          4pm - 5pm
          McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 219

          [CANCELLED] Dr. Frances Rivera-Hernandez, a planetary geologist from Dartmouth College, will be presenting a seminar on "From Grains to Landscapes: Reconstructing Martian Environments at Multiple Scales". 

          [CANCELLED] Department of Geology Brown Bag: Barrier island dynamics on the Eastern Shore 
          Friday, April 10
          12:05pm - 12:50pm
          McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 230

          [CANCELLED] Chloe Obara & Mahina Robbins (W&M 2020) will be presenting on "Barrier island dynamics on the Eastern Shore "

          [via Zoom] Shuangquan Wang, Computer Science - Ph.D. Defense
          Friday, April 10
          2pm - 4pm
          Zoom

          Shuangquan Wang, Computer Science - PhD Defense
          Title: Dietary Monitoring through Sensing Mastication Dynamics
          Advisor: Dr. Gang Zhou


            CANCELED: Biology Spring Seminar: David Dunigan- University of Nebraska
            Friday, April 10
            4pm - 5pm
            1221

            Talk Title: "Why do chloroviruses stink? And why do we love them so much?"

              Defense Seminar - Marco Antonio Merchand Medina (Ph.D.)
              Wednesday, April 15
              12:30pm - 3:30pm
              Remote via Zoom

              Marco Antonio Merchand Medina, Physics - Final Oral Exam for the Ph.D., Title: Study of Scalar Extensions for Physics Beyond the Standard Model

              Honors thesis defense
              Thursday, April 16 - Thursday, May 7
              Location not specified

              Honors thesis defense

              Thesis/Dissertation Defense Completion Deadline for May 2020 Graduation
              Friday, April 17
              All day
              Stetson House, Room 201

              Your defense must be scheduled and completed by this deadline.

                [via Zoom] Amanda Watson, Computer Science - Ph.D. Defense
                Friday, April 17
                9am - 11am
                McGlothlin-Street Hall, ZOOM

                [Via Zoom] Amanda Watson, Computer Science - Ph.D. Defense
                Title: Wearable Technology for Healthcare and Athletic Performance
                Advisor: Dr. Gang Zhou

                  [Via Zoom] Xiaodan Zhu, Computer Science -  oral exam
                  Friday, April 17
                  11am - 1pm
                  McGlothlin-Street Hall, ZOOM
                  Xiaodan Zhu, Computer Science - oral exam Title: On Cross-Series Machine Learning Models Advisor: Dr. Zhenming Liu
                    Webinar: Apoyando a Nuestros Estudiantes en Casa
                    Friday, April 17
                    12pm - 1pm
                    School of Education, Online Webinar

                    In this online Spanish-language webinar, educators and health providers from different parts of the world will share ideas for Spanish-speaking families looking to find ways to support their children's learning experience in the midst of the pandemic.

                    POSTPONED: A&S Graduate Student Research Grant Application
                    Friday, April 17
                    5pm
                    Stetson House

                    Due to current restrictions and policy updates, we must suspend the current round of OGSR research and conference travel grants. Until further notice, we will not be reviewing applications already received and will not accept further applications. 




                      POSTPONED: OGSR/GSA Supplemental Conference Travel Funding Application
                      Friday, April 17
                      5pm
                      Stetson House

                      Due to current restrictions and policy updates, we must suspend the current round of OGSR research and conference travel grants. Until further notice, we will not be reviewing applications already received and will not accept further applications. 

                        W&M Geology Senior Research Saturday
                        Saturday, April 18
                        All day
                        Zoom

                        Senior Geology majors present the results of their year-long research projects to friends, families, and alums. 

                        Department Chats
                        Saturday, April 18
                        11am - 5pm
                        Zoom Links
                          Italian Studies Zoom Chat - DFAS
                          Saturday, April 18
                          1pm - 2pm
                          via Zoom

                          Join us for a Zoom chat about the Italian Studies at W&M!  1:00-2:00 PM - https://cwm.zoom.us/j/721182919 

                          Meet Your Tribe! 
                          Saturday, April 18
                          1pm - 5pm
                          #wmDigitalDFAS


                            Award deadline: Nominate a distinguished thesis or dissertation
                            Monday, April 20
                            4pm
                            Stetson House

                            Nominate the thesis or dissertation of an A&S graduate student for the Distinguished Thesis or Distinguished Dissertation Award.

                              Drawing In The Gallery
                              Tuesday, April 21
                              5pm - 8pm
                              Muscarelle Museum of Art

                              Join us at the Museum for sketching and conversation in the galleries during The Curatorial Project exhibition. Draw inspiration from student curators’ selections and receive guidance from Steve Prince.

                              Russian Information Warfare and Asymmetric Strategies
                              Thursday, April 23
                              4pm - 5pm
                              ZOOM

                              A lecture by Dr. Alina Polyakova hosted by The Alexander Hamilton Society at William & Mary.

                              [CANCELED] She Kills Monsters    
                              Thursday, April 23 - Sunday, April 26
                              7:30pm - 9:30pm
                              Kimball Theatre

                              A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. 

                                Final Thesis or Dissertation Submission Deadline
                                Friday, April 24
                                All day
                                Stetson House, Room 201

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

                                  Last Day of Classes (Law)
                                  Friday, April 24
                                  All day
                                  Location not specified
                                    Reading Period (Law)
                                    Friday, April 24 - Monday, April 27
                                    Location not specified
                                      Mallory Moran, Anthropology - Dissertation Defense: "Mehtaqtek, Where the Path Comes to an End”
                                      Friday, April 24
                                      10am - 11am
                                      Washington Hall, (via Blackboard/Zoom)

                                      Mallory Moran, Anthropology, will present her Ph.D. Defense, "Mehtaqtek, Where the Path Comes to an End”: Documenting Cultural Landscapes of Movement in Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) First Nation Territory in New Brunswick, Canada, and Maine, United States

                                        CANCELED: Biology Spring Seminar: Paul Turner- Yale University
                                        Friday, April 24
                                        4pm - 5pm
                                        1221

                                        Talk Title: "Phage therapy to combat infections by antibiotic-resistant bacteria"

                                          [Canceled] Philosophy Colloquium: Myisha Cherry (University of California, Riverside)
                                          Friday, April 24
                                          4pm - 5:30pm
                                          James Blair Hall, Room 223

                                          Myisha Cherry, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of California/Riverside, will give a colloquium paper. Her research interest lies at the intersection of moral psychology and social and political philosophy.


                                            Classical Studies Colloquium
                                            Saturday, April 25
                                            1pm - 5pm
                                            Online

                                            The 2020 Classical Studies Colloquium, an annual showcase of student research, will be held on-line.  This year the theme is "Treks and Tales: Mobility in Antiquity."

                                            [CANCELED] Akira Mizuta Lippit, AMES-APIA Keynote Speaker: "Instead of Disaster"
                                            Monday, April 27
                                            5:30pm - 7pm
                                            Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201

                                            Akira Mizuta Lippit, (Vice Dean, USC's School of Cinematic Arts) explores the ways in which Japanese cinema has responded to a second nuclear crisis, and how the echoes of 1945 have returned to the contemporary moment, or perhaps had never left at all.

                                            Yijie Zou, Anthropology - Dissertation Proposal Defense
                                            Wednesday, April 29
                                            1pm
                                            (via Blackboard/Zoom)

                                            Yijie Zou, Anthropology PhD student, presents his Dissertation Proposal Defense: "Freedom on a New Global Frontier: A Study of Time, Labor, and Value among Chinese Fortune Seekers in Ghana" on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 1:00pm via Blackboard and Zoom.

                                              Going the Distance: Healthy Relationships During - and long after - the Pandemic
                                              Wednesday, April 29
                                              5:15pm - 6:15pm
                                              Online

                                              Learn tips and techniques to manage your relationships and increase nourishing connections with family, friends, and intimate partners.

                                              Physics Seminar
                                              Thursday, April 30
                                              3:30pm - 4:30pm
                                              Remote via Zoom

                                              Speaker: Jordy De Vries, University of Massachusetts 
                                              Title: “Neutrinoless double beta decay in effective field theory" 

                                              [via Zoom] Japanese Studies Senior Research Colloquium
                                              Thursday, April 30
                                              5pm - 6:30pm
                                              ZOOM

                                              Join us (via Zoom!) as the very first cohort of the Japanese Studies Major present their final research projects.  These students have faced unique challenges this semester; come and help us celebrate their achievements! 

                                                Brandon Mullins - The Creation of Appalachian Music in the Virginia and North Carolina Piedmont
                                                Thursday, April 30
                                                7pm
                                                Zoom Meeting

                                                Senior Project Zoom Presentation by Brandon Mullins - Shaping Sound Through Migration:  The Creation of Appalachian Music in the Virginia and North Carolina Piedmont.

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