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Williams College to Host Panel in Honor of James MacGregor Burns

A panel of distinguished scholars will discuss the current state of American political leadership in an event to honor the memory and scholarly contributions of James MacGregor Burns, who died in July 2014.

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Williams College to Host Author Adam Kirsch for Discussion of Jewish Literature

Author and critic Adam Kirsch will present “Is There Such a Thing as Jewish Literature?” at Williams College on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

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Partial Solar Eclipse Over the U.S. on Thursday, Oct. 23

People in most of the continental United States will be in the shadow of the Moon on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 23, as a partial solar eclipse sweeps across the Earth.

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Winfried Fuchshofen to Speak about Fair Trade and Sustainability

Winfried Fuchshofen will present “The Evolution of Fair Trade and the Role of the Fair Trade Sustainability Alliance” at Williams College on Thursday, Oct. 23.

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Williams College Presents “Growing Cities” as Part of Food Week

A screening of the documentary Growing Cites, directed by Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette, will take place at Williams College on Monday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Paresky auditorium.

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Matt Carter to Present Sigma Xi Lecture on the Neuroscience of Sleep

On Thursday, Oct. 30, Matt Carter will present “The Neuroscience Behind a Good Night’s Sleep” for the college’s semiannual Sigma Xi lecture.

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Jonathan Franzen and Andrew Sullivan to Participate in On-Stage Conversation

On Tuesday, Oct. 21, Williams College will host a conversation between Jonathan Franzen and Andrew Sullivan on issues such as the environment, income inequality and family.

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“Boys Don’t Cry” Director Kimberly Peirce to Speak on Gender and Sexuality in Hollywood

Filmmaker Kimberly Peirce will present “From Boys Don’t Cry to Carrie: Constructing Representations of Gender and Sexuality in Hollywood” at Williams College on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. in Paresky Auditorium.

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Harvard Scholar Karen King to Speak at Williams College

Williams College welcomes Karen King to present “Is God an Author? The Apocalypse of John and Apocryphon of John” on Friday, Oct. 17.

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Theodore M. Shaw to Deliver Davis Lecture at Williams College

Former director-counselor and president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Theodore M. Shaw will deliver the 2014 Davis Lecture at Williams College on Thursday, Oct. 16.

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Williams College to Host Conference on Historical Persistence in Comparative Development

The Center for Development Economics (CDE) at Williams College will host a conference October 17 and 18 titled “Historical Persistence in Comparative Development.”

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Bill Bradley to Speak at Williams College

Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley will examine the current state of American politics in a conversation with Williams College political science professor Sam Crane at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, on the MainStage in the ’62 Center.

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“School Choice and Social Justice” Author Harry Brighouse to Speak

Political philosopher and author Harry Brighouse will present “Justice, Privilege and Elite Higher Education” at Williams College at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

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South Asian Film Series: Highlights of Indian Cinema, 1955-2013

From Oct. 6 to April 13, the Williams College departments of English and history will screen a South Asian film series featuring popular and art house cinema from 1955 to 2013.

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Williams College to Dedicate Weston Athletic Complex

The Weston Athletic Complex at Williams College will be dedicated on Saturday, Oct. 11, during a day of sporting events and celebrations.

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Physics Professor Protik Majumder Awarded NSF Grant to Continue High-Precision Laser Spectroscopy of Atoms

The National Science Foundation has awarded Williams College physics professor Protik Majumder a 3-year, $347,000 grant to continue his precise spectroscopic studies of atoms.

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Author Laila Lalami to Speak at Williams College

Williams College welcomes author Laila Lalami to read from her latest book, The Moor’s Account.

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Dorothy Roberts to Discuss Biopolitics, Race, and Gender

Dorothy Roberts, a scholar of race, gender, and the law, will visit Williams College to participate in an on-stage discussion of “The Biopolitics of Black Women’s Bodies and Rights.”

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Williams to Host Panel of Young Adult Authors

Williams College will hold a discussion with a panel of alumni authors on their experiences as writers of young adult fiction.

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Artist Yuji Ueno to Demonstrate Japanese Floral Design at Williams College

Yuji Ueno will visit Williams College to present “Ikebana: Epiphany of Life,”a demonstration of Japanese floral art.

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