News in Brief: September 4

    *City of Williamsburg hosts business workshop*

    The City of Williamsburg Economic Development Office, the James City County Economic Development Office, the York County Economic Development Office, the Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center and the Williamsburg Chapter of SCORE are hosting a small business financing workshop on Thursday, Sept. 10.

    The workshop will take place on the third floor conference room of the Municipal Building and will last from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event is free of charge.

    Director of the Business Center at New Visions New Ventures Caroline Nowery will offer information about what lenders are looking for and what financing sources are available in today’s economic climate.

    *Law school professor receives Fulbright Award*

    Linda Malone, the Marshall-Wythe Foundation professor of law at the College of William and Mary Law School, received the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in International Environmental Law award for 2009-2010. She is one of 40 individuals worldwide to receive the award this year. As the Fulbright distinguished chair, she will research and lecture at the Polytechnic Institute of Turin in Italy in the spring of 2010.

    “Professor Malone’s contributions as a scholar and teacher have enriched our law school community and the international academic community for many years,” law school dean Davison M. Douglas said.

    Awards from the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are considered the most prestigious appointment in the Fulbright Scholar Program.

    *William and Mary launches flu prevention website*

    The College has launched a website with flu prevention tips and information on swine flu. The website is operated by the College’s Emergency Management Team and includes links to all flu-related campus-wide messages. It will also feature background information and news updates from the Center for Disease Control and the College’s EMT.

    “This year the flu season is likely to begin earlier and be of a much stronger intensity than in previous years,” Chair of the EMT and Vice President for Administration Anna Martin said. “The College has been making preparations to manage through the season in a way that helps you stay healthy and the school year stay on track.”


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