W&M prof blurs worlds of psychology and science fiction

William McIntosh, adjunct lecturer of psychology. He is a science fiction writer on the side. (Photo by Stephen Salpukas)

William McIntosh is living a dream as a science-fiction author, spending his days writing, revising and brainstorming new ideas for stories — some of which may soon be on television. The William & Mary adjunct lecturer of psychology’s transformation from full-time professor to full-time author, however, is a story in itself. After receiving his doctorate […]

Estuary partnership announces new chair, leadership team

Dr. Kirk Havens serves as Assistant Director of the CCRM program at VIMS. One of his research areas is development of biodegradable escape panels for crab pots. (Courtesy K. Lanpher/W&M)

The policy board for the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership has named Dr. Kirk Havens of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science as chair of its new leadership team for the next two years. Havens, vice-chair of the board since 2015, assumed the chair position at the board’s recent meeting. Holly White, the principal planner for […]

W&M researchers provide science leading to $50 mil DuPont settlement

Ornithologist Dan Cristol holds a zebra finch in the university aviary. He studies the effects of mercury on birds in the polluted areas of Virginia’s South River, checking his field studies against controlled observations with captive birds such as this zebra finch.  (Joseph McClain/W&M News)

A group of William & Mary researchers led by Dan Cristol provided scientific evidence supporting a $50 million settlement resulting from decades-old mercury pollution. A press release from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office announced the settlement with DuPont resolved claims related to the release of mercury from the former E.I. du Pont de Nemours and […]