News in Brief: October 2

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October 2, 2009

12:36 AM

*College finds partners in new biofuel research*

The College of William and Mary and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science are working together to produce biofuel using algae that grows naturally in rivers and in the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Algae Project includes a number of corporate partners including the Norwegian energy company StatoiHydro, who started the enterprise with a $3 million investment.

“This is the kind of collaboration at which William and Mary excels,” College President Taylor Reveley said in a press release. “It is a powerful extension of our own drive toward a more sustainable campus community.”

*Author gives filmed talk on Thomas Jefferson*

Author William G. Hyland, Jr. will give a talk about his new book, “In Defense of Thomas Jefferson,” at Williamsburg Booksellers Saturday, Oct. 10 at 4:30 p.m. C-Span will film the discussion and use it in national broadcasts of its “Book TV” series. It is an open event. A book signing will also take place from 3-6 p.m. on the same day.

Hyland will lecture on the controversy surrounding Thomas Jefferson’s relationship with Sally Hemings, one of his slaves. Hyland is a former prosecutor and trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience.

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