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Anne Willan to Discuss the History of Cookbooks

Culinary expert Anne Willan will present “The Cookbook Tree of Life: An Overview of the History of Cookbooks Through Four Centuries and Half a Dozen Languages,” on Tuesday, April 14.

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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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Columbia University Artist and Activist Emma Sulkowicz to Speak at Williams College

On Friday, March 13, Williams College will host a panel discussion featuring Emma Sulkowicz, a Columbia University senior and the creator of Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight).

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Mihai Stoiciu to Present Fourth Talk in Faculty Lecture Series

Mihai Stoiciu, associate professor of mathematics, will present the fourth lecture in Williams College’s annual Faculty Lecture Series on Thursday, March 12.

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Hopkins Forest to Host Annual Maplefest

Maple sugaring season has arrived just in time for Hopkins Memorial Forest’s annual Maplefest celebration on Saturday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Williams College to Host Panel Discussion on Environmental Justice

A panel discussion titled “The Nature of Environmental Justice” will be held at Williams College on Thursday, March 12, in Griffin Hall, room 3, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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TEDxManhattan Screening Party Coming to Williams College

On Saturday, March 7, Williams College will host a viewing party of TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat.

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Art Spiegelman to Present”WORDLESS!”at Williams College

Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer-prize winning author of the graphic novel, Maus, will present WORDLESS!, created in collaboration with Phillip Johnston, at Williams College on Tuesday, March 10.

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Sam Lewis’15 Receives Luce Scholars Fellowship

Williams College senior Sam Lewis has been named a Luce Scholar by the Henry Luce Foundation for the 2015–2016 year.

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Fiction Reading by Author Stephen Graham Jones

Stephen Graham Jones will read from his works of fiction at an event at Williams College on Tuesday, March 3.

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