Gregory Capelli

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Gregory Capelli is a member of the College of William and Mary faculty in the Department of Biology.


Material in the Special Collections Research Center

  • Guide for doing research related to the College of William & Mary
  • Department of Biology Records, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William & Mary. References in Biology's newsletter The Niche:
    • March 12, 1990 – Volume 2, No. 2. Page 2, “General Ecology Will Be Offered in Summer School.” Advertises teaching summer Ecology course and facilitating student research on Lake Matoaka
    • April 20, 1990 – Volume 2, No. 3. Page 3, “Faculty Plan Wide Variety of Summer Activities." Mentions summer plans including research with students on Lake Matoaka, developing a new course on the evolutionary basis of ethics, and writing chapters for a zoology textbook
    • October 12, 1990 – Volume 3, No. 1. Pages 1-2, “Biology Students Involved in Lake Matoaka Study.” Article on students involved in Lake Matoaka Study with Professor Capelli. Page 5, “Faculty Have Busy Summer.” Includes mention of Lake Matoaka project, teaching courses, and working on developing a new course.
    • December 7, 1990 – Volume 3, No. 2. Page 5, “A New Reading List? Biology Professors Answer: “What Three Books Have Been Most Influential in Your Life?” Picked The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand: “The biggest influence in my life has been, simply, a career in biology. Biology not only gives me something to do, but also shapes my fundamental views of what life is, and what is important in life.”
    • March 22, 1991 – Volume 3, No. 3. Page 2, “Honors.” Mentions a student doing an honors thesis working with Professor Capelli. Page 5, “Biological Perspectives on Philosophy, New Course in Department.” Article on Professor Capelli’s new course. Describes the purpose of the course, the ideas the course would explore, and the importance of biology on philosophy.
    • May 3 1991 – Volume 3, No. 4. Page 7, “Faculty and Graduate Students Plan Busy Summer of Research and Travel.” Mentions summer plans including working on a biology text book, working on Lake Matoaka study, and teaching summer courses.
    • October 1991 – Volume 4, No. 1. Page 3, “This Lake is Still Closed.” Describes Professor Capelli’s study on Lake Matoaka (both past and future) and mentions his upcoming report on the findings of his study.
    • October 1992 – Volume 5, No. 1. Page 3, “The Baldwin and Speese Memorial Award Presented to Biology and Geology Majors.” Professor Capelli’s student, Kimberly Pieslak, won the biology award for research on Lake Matoaka under his direction.
    • March 1993 – Volume 5, No. 2. Page 4, “Professors’ Offices Receive First Annual Niche Awards.” Wins “The Most Interesting Filing System/Couch Full of Manila Folders” Award.
  • Alumni Gazette:
    • Assistant professor of biology, Alumni Gazette, September 1974, p. 5
    • The Biosphere is back, Alumni Gazette, Spring 1999, 10 (picture)
  • W&M News:
    • Recipient of Summer Research Grant, W&M News, 4/6/1976, p.2
    • Presents paper, W&M News, 10/3/1978
    • Lake Matoaka set to reopen, W&M News,11/18/1992, p. 1, 4 (pictures)
  • Flat Hat:
    • Matoaka studies continue, Flat Hat, 4/13/1990, p. 1.
    • Expounds on woods, Flat Hat, 11/11/1994, p. 12.
  • There was also an article about Prof. Capelli with photo in a 2007 issue of the Virginia Informer.

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