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Williams College and Williamstown Partner to Build Solar Array on Capped Landfill

Williams College and the Town of Williamstown have signed an agreement that moves forward a previously stalled solar energy project that will provide low-cost, renewable energy to town facilities, the fire district, and the regional school district.

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Environmental Center at Williams College Offering Tours August 3

The Class of 1966 Environmental Center at Williams College is offering tours of the building for the community from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3. Light snacks will be offered. Children are welcome.

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Williams College Awards Three Faculty Members with Nelson Bushnell ’20 Prize

Three faculty members at Williams College have been recognized for excellence in teaching and writing. Andrea Barrett (English), Justin Crowe (political science), and Sarah Goh (chemistry) are the recipients of the Nelson Bushnell ’20 Prize, an award given annually to faculty since 1995.

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Williams College Professor Jessica Leight to Join White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team

Jessica Leight, assistant professor of economics at Williams College, has been named a fellow on the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST).

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Construction of Expanded Science Center, New Bookstore to Begin at Williams College

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.

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Williams College Elects 39 Seniors to Phi Beta Kappa

Williams College has announced the election of 39 members of the Williams College class of 2016 to Phi Beta Kappa, the national honors society.

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Local Students Earn Williams College Degrees

Williams College President Adam F. Falk today conferred Bachelor of Arts degrees on 13 local graduates at the college’s 227th Commencement.

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The Great American Total Solar Eclipse is Coming Soon

Excitement is gathering about the total solar eclipse that will sweep across the continental United States on August 21, 2017.

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Documentary Film “Forgotten Farms” to Premiere at Berkshire International Film Festival

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.

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Williams College Honors Art History Graduate Students

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.

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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.

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Hopkins Observatory Announces Summer Planetarium Schedule

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.

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Hubbard Hutchinson Fellowships Awarded to Five Williams College Seniors

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).

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The Williams College Museum of Art Presents “Seen Yr Show: Senior Studio Art Exhibition

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.

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Williams College Announces Four Recipients of Olmsted Awards for Secondary School Teachers

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.

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Local Schools Share in Williams College Olmsted Awards

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.

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Williams College History Professor Jessica Chapman Awarded Mellon Fellowship

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.

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Scientific Observations Planned for Monday’s Transit of Mercury

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.

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Prof. Pasachoff Receives $25,000 Grant for Expedition to View Total Solar Eclipse

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.

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Williams College Celebrates Staff Members on Annual Appreciation Day

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.

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