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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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Williams College Senior Elizabeth Jacobsen Awarded Jones ’66 Journalism Fellowship

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.

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Senator Chris Murphy to Talk about Politics, Policy, and Partisanship

Chris Murphy ’96, junior U.S. Senator for Connecticut, will visit Williams College on Monday, May 2.

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Eight Williams College Seniors Win Fellowships to Study at Cambridge and Oxford

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.

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Singer/Songwriters to Perform at Williams College

Singer-songwriters Dar Williams, Bernice Lewis, and Lucy Davis ’16 will perform at Williams College on Sunday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in Goodrich Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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Williams College Awarded Mellon Grant to Integrate the Museum Art Collection into the Curriculum

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Williams College $500,000 for the expansion of the museum’s online collection as a platform for experimentation, teaching, and research.

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Director Salim Abu Jabal to Give Screening of Film “Roshmia”

Williams College will present a screening of the film Roshmia, followed by a Q&A with director Salim Abu Jabal on Thursday, May 5. The screening will take place at 7 p.m. in the Paresky Auditorium.

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Two Williams College Seniors Awarded Chandler Fellowships

Williams College seniors Jillian Stallman and Sarah Vukelich have been named the recipients of this year’s Class of 1945 Florence Chandler Memorial Fellowship.

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Journalist Michael Blanding ’95 to Discuss New Book

Michael Blanding, author of “The Map Thief: the gripping story of an esteemed rare-map dealer who made millions stealing priceless maps,” will discuss his book as part of the Williams College “Tuesday Teas” series on Tuesday, May 3.

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