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Press Releases

Two Seniors Receive Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color

posted February 7, 2011.

Gabriela Hernandez '11 and Oscar Moreno '11 are among the 25 students selected nationally to receive Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color (WW-RBF).

Gretchen Long to Lead Off Annual Faculty Lecture Series

posted February 1, 2011.

The annual Faculty Lecture Series will begin on Thursday, Feb. 10, with a talk by Gretchen Long, associate professor of history at Williams College, titled "'He's Got No License, Nor No Deplomer': A Black Doctor and His Story After the Civil War." The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in Wege Auditorium, with a reception to follow in Schow atrium. The event is free and open to the public.

Feb. 8 Talk: Reflections on 50 Years of Independence in Africa

posted February 1, 2011.

On Tuesday, Feb. 8, Ngonidzashe Munemo, assistant professor of political science, will give a talk at Williams College titled, “From Neo-Colonialism to Neo-Patrimonialism: Reflections on 50 Years of Independence in Africa.”  The lecture will be at 4 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3, and is free and open to the public.

Free Film Series Exploring Secrecy and Passion in New French Film

posted January 28, 2011.

Over five consecutive Mondays, from Feb. 7 to March 7, the Williams College Department of Romance Languages will screen five recent films from France as part of the series "Secrecy and Scandal: Clandestine Lives and Passions in New French Film." Each screening will take place at 7 p.m. at Images Cinema on Spring Street. The screenings are free and open to the public.

Lisa Corrin to Leave Directorship of the Williams College Museum of Art at End of Academic Year

posted January 26, 2011.

Williams President Adam Falk announced today that Lisa Corrin, Class of 1956 Director of the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), has decided to leave her position on June 30 to teach at the college and serve both as a Clark Fellow at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and as a Visiting Scholar in Museum Studies at New York University.

Claiming Williams Day 2011: Our Stories, Our Responsibilities, Our Community

posted January 25, 2011.

The Williams community will gather on Feb. 3 to express and affirm campus narratives and values in a series of events comprising the third annual Claiming Williams Day. The day’s events include several discussions, films, a performance, and a bonfire.

Williams College Announces Schedule for 2011 Faculty Lecture Series

posted January 19, 2011.

During February and March, Williams College will sponsor the annual Faculty Lecture Series. The special aim of this series is to present big ideas that cross disciplinary boundaries. The six lectures in the series will take place on Feb. 10, 17, and 24 and March 3, 10, and 17. All lectures will take place at 4 p.m. in Wege Auditorium, with receptions to follow in Schow atrium. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Tenure Awarded to Seven Faculty Members

posted January 14, 2011.

On the recommendation of the Committee on Appointments and Promotions, the Williams College Board of Trustees has promoted seven faculty to the position of associate professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2011. They are Edan Dekel, classics; Sarah Goh, chemistry; Sarah Hammerschlag, religion; Gage McWeeny, English; Bernard Rhie, English; Mihai Stoiciu, mathematics; and Tara Watson, economics.

Williams to Host Second Biomass Discussion Featuring Bill Moomaw and Mary Booth

posted January 5, 2011.

Williams College will host a presentation titled “Getting Biomass Right: Should We Be Generating Electricity from Trees?” on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium on the lower level of Paresky Student Center. The event, free and open to the public, is the second in a series of forums addressing issues of biomass.

Members of the Class of 2011 Receive Fellowships for Graduate Study in England

posted December 21, 2010.

Williams College has announced that six members of the Class of 2011 have been awarded prestigious fellowships for graduate study in England. This year's recipients of the Dr. Herchel Smith Fellowship for graduate study at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, are Antoniya Aleksandrova, Marissa Kimsey, Zebulon Levine, Charles Rousseau, and Jehanne Wyllie. Yue-Yi Hwa was awarded the Donovan-Moody Fellowship for graduate study at Oxford University. The applicants were selected from a pool of 28 students.

Olga Shevchenko's Study of Postsocialist Moscow Wins Davis Center Book Prize

posted November 17, 2010.

Olga Shevchenko, associate professor of sociology at Williams College, has been awarded the Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies for her 2009 book, "Crisis and the Everyday in Postsocialist Moscow" (Indiana University). The prize, administered by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, is given annually to an outstanding monograph on Russia, Eurasia, or Eastern Europe in anthropology, political science, sociology, or geography.

Chris Chudzicki '10 Awarded Leroy Apker Award for Undergraduate Work in Physics

posted November 2, 2010.

Chris Chudzicki '10 has become the fourth Williams College student in recent years to win the Leroy Apker Award from the American Physical Society for outstanding achievement in physics by an undergraduate. He joins Nathan Hodas '04, S. Charles Doret '02, and Brian Gerke '99.

Cesar Silva Awarded NSF Grant to Hold Oxtoby Centennial Conference

posted October 29, 2010.

Cesar Silva, Hagey Family Professor of Mathematics and department chair at Williams College, was recently awarded a $36,525 grant from the National Science Foundation in support of the Oxtoby Centennial Conference. The project is under the direction of Silva, along with Leslie Chang and Paul Melvin of Bryn Mawr College.

Nikki Floyd and Kiara Maria Vigil Named Bolin Fellows

posted October 29, 2010.

Williams College has selected two Gaius Charles Bolin Fellows to teach at the college for the next two years while they finish advanced degrees. The fellows Nikki Floyd and Kiara Maria Vigil began teaching at the college this fall.

Laurie Heatherington Honored for Distinguished Contribution to Family Systems Research

posted October 20, 2010.

Laurie Heatherington, the Edward Dorr Griffin Professor of Psychology at Williams College, was awarded the Distinguished Contribution to Family Systems Research Award along with collaborator Myrna Friedlander of the State University of New York at Albany.

Professor of Economics Lara Shore-Sheppard Receives Research Grant

posted October 8, 2010.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a $173,844 grant to Williams College Professor of Economics Lara Shore-Sheppard.

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