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Williams College Announces 25 Phi Beta Kappa Members

Twenty-five members of the Williams College Class of 2015 have been elected into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society. Membership signifies top academic success at institutions of higher learning across the country.

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Stephen Freund Awarded NSF Grant to Study Scalability-Oriented Optimization

The National Science Foundation has awarded Williams College computer science professor Stephen Freund a four-year, $252,000 grant to study scalability-oriented optimization.

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NSF Awards Grant for Science Education Collaboration Among MCLA, Williams, and North Adams Public Schools

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has announced it received an $810,876 grant from the National Science Foundation for a collaborative venture with North Adams Public Schools and Williams College.

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Hopkins Forest Celebrates Fall Sept. 28

Local residents are invited to the annual Fall Festival at the Hopkins Forest in Williamstown, Sunday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m.

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Ariel Schrag to Read from Her Novel ADAM

Novelist and graphic memoirist Ariel Schrag will read from her new novel ADAM during a visit Williams College on Thursday, Sept. 18.

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International Studies Colloquium Continues in the Fall Semester

This colloquium is a series of discussions hosted by the International Studies Program throughout the fall semester. All discussions will begin at 2:45 p.m.

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Jerry Caprio Joins Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets

The Milken Institute today announced that Gerard Caprio, Jr. has joined its Washington-based Center for Financial Markets (CFM) as a senior fellow focused on global banking and financial regulation.

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Williams College to Host Eduardo Bonilla-Silva for Discussion of Race in Higher Education

On September 11, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva will visit Williams College to present “The Diversity Puzzle at Historically White Colleges and Universities: How Race Matters in Colleges and Universities in America.”

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Williams College to Dedicate Sawyer Library During Convocation Weekend

Sawyer Library at Williams College will be dedicated on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 4 p.m. in the library’s Research Commons.

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Elizabeth Liang to Perform ALIEN CITIZEN at Williams College

Actress and writer Elizabeth Liang will visit Williams College on Thursday, Sept. 18, to give her solo performance, ALIEN CITIZEN: An Earth Odyssey.

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Carnegie Mellon’s Tom Mitchell to Present “Neural Representations of Language Meaning”

Tom Mitchell, head of the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University, will speak at Williams College on Thursday, September 18.

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“Moments Captured” Author Robert Seidman to Speak

Williams College will host a fiction reading of Moments Captured by author Robert Seidman at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11.

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Geosciences Department Shares $550,000 NSF Grant for Undergraduate Research

The Keck Geology Consortium, a national alliance of 18 liberal arts colleges of which Williams College was the founding institution, has received a 3-year grant of $550,000 from the NSF.

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Williams College Class of 2018 to Arrive; First Days Begin August 25

The 274 women and 272 men who make up the Williams College Class of 2018 will arrive on campus on August 25 for First Days, their official orientation to the college.

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Planetarium Schedule for the Fall Semester Announced

Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College.

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Colin Adams Shows How Calculus Can Save You from a Zombie Apocalypse

Math professor Colin Adams, who is also a humor columnist for the Mathematical Intelligencer, has penned a novel about a zombie apocalypse at a liberal arts college in western Massachusetts, with calculus as the ultimate survival tool.

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Ronadh Cox Awarded $75,000 from NSF to Study Coastal Erosion

The NSF has awarded geosciences professor Rónadh Cox $75,000 to study coastal erosion caused by severe storms that took place in western Europe between December 2013 and February 2014.

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Computer Scientist Stephen Freund Awarded NSF Grant to Study Multithreaded Software

The National Science Foundation has awarded Williams College computer science professor Stephen Freund a three-year, $198,993 grant to study techniques for automatically identifying defects in multithreaded software.

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Mathematics Professor Satyan Devadoss Receives Teaching Award

Satyan Devadoss has received the 2014 Northeastern Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.

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Williams College Physicist Daniel Aalberts Awarded NIH Grant to Study Protein Expression

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Williams College physics professor Daniel Aalberts a three-year grant to study how to obtain sufficient yields of proteins.

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