Jessica Leight, assistant professor of economics at Williams College, has been named a fellow on the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST).
Site work is slated to begin this week on the next phase of a multi-year project to expand the Unified Science Center at Williams College.
Williams College has announced the election of 39 members of the Williams College class of 2016 to Phi Beta Kappa, the national honors society.
Williams College President Adam F. Falk today conferred Bachelor of Arts degrees on 13 local graduates at the college’s 227th Commencement.
Excitement is gathering about the total solar eclipse that will sweep across the continental United States on August 21, 2017.
The new documentary film, Forgotten Farms, will premier at the Berkshire International Film Festival. Screenings are Saturday, June 4, at 1:45 p.m. at the Triplex in Great Barrington, Mass., and Sunday, June 5, at 11:30 a.m. at The Beacon Cinema in Pittsfield, Mass. Sarah Gardner, producer, teaches environmental planning and is the Associate Director of the Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College.
The Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, offered in collaboration with the Clark Art Institute, will host activities and events in conjunction with Commencement weekend. On Friday, June 3, the program’s 10 graduates will present papers at its Graduate Symposium. On Saturday, June 4, they will participate in the annual Hooding Ceremony to celebrate their achievements.
The Williams College Museum of Art Announces Recipients of the 2016 Fulkerson Leadership in the Arts Award
The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) is delighted to announce the two recipients of the 2016 Fulkerson Leadership in the Arts Award: Demie Kim, Class of 2016, and Max Boersma, Graduate Student in the History of Art, Class of 2016.
The Department of Astronomy will host free shows for the public on the following Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 p.m.: June 28, 30; July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28; and August 2 and 4. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in 2005. Shows will last approximately 50 minutes.
The Williams College Office of Fellowships has awarded Hubbard Hutchinson Fellowships to five graduating seniors pursuing careers in the arts: Gabrielle DiBenedetto (dance), Claire Leyden (music), Angelina Lin (art), Sarah Pier (theater), and Tony Wei Ling (creative writing).
The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) presents Seen Yr Show: Senior Studio Art Exhibition, on view from May 14 through June 5, 2016. The exhibition features the work of 14 Williams College studio art majors.
Williams College will award the annual George Olmsted Jr. Class of 1924 Prize for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching to four outstanding high school teachers on Saturday, June 4, at its annual Ivy Exercises.
Williams College has announced its 2016 Bicentennial Olmsted Awards for Faculty Development to Adams-Cheshire Regional School District, Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter School (BART), Brayton Elementary School in North Adams, Lanesborough Elementary School, McCann Technical School, Mount Greylock Regional School, and Williamstown Elementary School.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Williams College history professor Jessica Chapman a three-year, $240,000 New Directions Fellowship to pursue substantive and methodological training in the field of anthropology.
The planet Mercury will cross the face of the Sun on Monday, May 9, and Williams College professor Jay Pasachoff will be observing it from the Big Bear Solar Observatory in California.
Professor Jay Pasachoff has received a grant of $25,000 from the National Geographic Society for his expedition to view the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017.
On Tuesday, May 3, Williams College will host its annual Appreciation Day, which honors staff members who have reached milestones in their service to the college.
Williams College senior Elizabeth Jacobsen has been awarded the Jeffrey Owen Jones ’66 Fellowship in Journalism. The $10,000 grant is intended to assist a graduating senior in starting a career in journalism, whether in traditional or new media.
Chris Murphy ’96, junior U.S. Senator for Connecticut, will visit Williams College on Monday, May 2.
Williams College has announced the winners of the Dr. Herchel Smith Fellowship for graduate study at Cambridge University’s Emmanuel College and the Martin-Wilson Fellowship for graduate study at Worcester College at Oxford University.