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Historian Jonathan Schneer to Speak at Williams College

Jonathan Schneer will present “Ministers at War: Winston Churchill and his War Cabinet” at Williams College on Thursday, May 7.

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Otis Brawley to Give Weiss Lecture at Williams College

On Monday, May 4, Williams College will host its annual Weiss Lecture. This year’s lecture, titled “How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America,” will be delivered by Dr. Otis Brawley.

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Bioethicist Ruth Faden to Address Health Care Ethics

On Thursday, April 23, bioethics professor Ruth Faden will present a talk at Williams College titled “Henrietta Lacks: Ethics at the Intersection of Health Care and Biomedical Science.”

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Williams College Professor Eiko Maruko Siniawer Named ACLS Fellow

Eiko Maruko Siniawer has received a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). She will receive support from the ACLS for her book project “Affluence of the Heart: Waste in Postwar Japan.”

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Williams Student Named 2015 Goldwater Scholar

Williams College junior Reid Pryzant has been named a 2015 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

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Williams College to Host Eve Ensler for Discussion on Violence Against Women

On Thursday, April 23, playwright, performer, feminist, and activist Eve Ensler will present a talk titled “Ending Violence Against Women: The Next Rising Years.”

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Williams Libraries to Resume Tuesday Teas Program

Williams College will resume its Tuesday Teas series beginning in April. The program aims to celebrate Williams authors and honor their scholarly and creative works.

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Williams College’s New Environmental Center Pursues Rigorous Living Building Certification

Williams College will celebrate its recently completed Class of 1966 Environmental Center.

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Williams College to Host Lyn Hejinian for Poetry Reading

Poet, essayist, translator, and publisher Lyn Hejinian will read from her works of poetry at Williams College on Thursday, April 16.

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Marek Demianski to Deliver Sigma Xi Lecture at Williams College

Marek Demianski, visiting professor of astronomy at Williams College, will present “The New View of the Universe” for the college’s spring Sigma Xi lecture.

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Williams College Admits 1,159 Students for Class of 2019

Williams College has extended offers of admission to 1,159 applicants for the Class of 2019.

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Williams College Museum of Art Receives Donation from Peter Norton

The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) has received a donation of 68 works of contemporary art from the collection of computer programmer and philanthropist Peter Norton.

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Williams College Team Observes Solar Eclipse in Svalbard

Astronomer Jay Pasachoff, who observed today’s total solar eclipse at the top of the world at 78° north latitude in Svalbard, reports success of his expedition.

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Two Williams College Seniors Receive Watson Fellowships

Williams College seniors Aseel Abulhab and Nathan Miller have been named Thomas J. Watson Fellows for 2015-16.

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F. Jamil Ragep to Present Annual Richmond Lecture at Williams College

On Tuesday, April 14, the annual Richmond Lecture on the history and philosophy of science will be delivered by F. Jamil Ragep, director of the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University.

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Williams College Announces its 2015 Honorary Degree Recipients

Xerox Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ursula Burns will be the principal speaker at Williams College’s 226th Commencement Exercise on Sunday, June 7.

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Williams College to Celebrate 150th Phi Beta Kappa Anniversary

On Wednesday, March 18, Williams College will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) honor society with a day of talks and discussions related to the role of liberal arts in learning and the directions education is moving.

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Gage McWeeny to Present Final Talk in Faculty Lecture Series

Gage McWeeny, associate professor of English, will present the final lecture in Williams College’s annual Faculty Lecture Series on Thursday, March 19. The talk, titled “Maximalism and the Novel” will take place at 4:15 p.m. in Wege Auditorium.

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Professor Awarded $1.3 Million from the Department of Labor to Study Child Labor in India

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Affairs has awarded Jessica Leight, assistant professor of economics at Williams College, a $1.3 million grant to evaluate a girls’ education program in Rajasthan, India.

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Professor Heather Williams to Discuss Neuroscience as Part of Brain Awareness Week

In recognition of international Brain Awareness Week, Heather Williams will discuss recent findings in neuroscience.

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