News Releases

George Dreyfus Discusses Tibetan Education and His Experience

The University of California Press has announced publication of "The Sound of Two Hands Clapping: The Education of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk" by Williams College Professor of Religion Georges B.J. Dreyfus. Dreyfus has the honor of being the first Westerner to receive the title of "Geshe," traditionally the highest degree awarded by Tibetan Buddhist monastic universities and presented by the Dalai Lama himself. Continue reading »

Hubble Astronomer to Discuss “An Astronomical CAT Scan”

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 21, 2003 — Space Telescope Science Institute astronomer Howard Bond will deliver a talk, “Hubble Space Telescope Observations of the Light Echo Around V838 Monocerotis: An Astronomical CAT Scan.” The lecture is scheduled for Friday, April… Continue reading »

Harvard Medical School Professor to Discuss Impact of History and Culture on Medicine

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 21, 2003 — Dr. Arthur Kleinman, the Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology and professor of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School and professor of social anthropology at Harvard University, will speak at Williams… Continue reading »

“The English Tradition in Nature Printing” subject of Chapin Library Lecture

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 21, 2003–Noted authority on the history of printing Roderick Cave will speak on “The English Tradition in Nature Printing” at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, April 25 in the Stetson Hall Faculty Lounge. Making prints direct from… Continue reading »

Fair Trade Lecture and Coffee Tasting

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 18, 2003 –Tadesse Meskela, manager of the Oronia coffee Farmer’s Cooperative Union in Ethiopia, will talk about the plight of the coffee farmers and Fair Trade as part of Earth Week events at Williams. The discussion… Continue reading »

Documentary Film Master to Speak at Williams, April 21

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 18, 2003 — Documentary film master Ross McElwee will give a lecture on “One Filmmaker’s Approach to Autobiography,” on Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m., in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. The Washington Post has called Ross McElwee… Continue reading »

An Evening with Susie Bright

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 18, 2003 — Susie Bright, author and sex activist, will present “An Evening with Susie Bright” on Thursday, April 24, at 8 p.m. at the Adams Memorial Theatre, MainStage. She has performed at colleges and universities… Continue reading »

Williams Dance Company to Perform Original Work by Silva and Bhriain

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 18, 2003 — The Williams College Dance Company will perform original work choreographed by Williams dance coordinator Holly Silva and guest artist Orfhlaith Ni Bhriain on Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, at 7 p.m. Continue reading »

Films and Panel Look at Contemporary Media and Sexuality

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 17, 2003 –“Looking Queer,” a film series and panel discussion about contemporary media and sexuality will take center stage in Williamstown the week of April 21. Williams College and Images Cinema are co-hosts of the event. Continue reading »

“The Sentimental Citizen” by George Marcus, a Timely New Book

In "The Sentimental Citizen: Emotion in Democratic Politics" (Penn State University Press) George E. Marcus, professor of political of science at Williams College, challenges the conventional wisdom that improving democratic politics requires keeping emotion out of it. He argues that treating emotion and reason as hostile opposites is misguided. Continue reading »

Williams College Awards Annual Bicentennial Medals

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. April 14, 2003 — Williams College President Morton Owen Schapiro presented seven of the college’s Bicentennial Medals at a private ceremony this weekend. Established in 1993 on the occasion of the college’s 200th anniversary, Bicentennial Medals honor… Continue reading »

Philosopher of the Pro-Choice Movement to Speak at Williams, April 16

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 14, 2003 — Columnist Ellen Goodman has called Frances Kissling, president of Catholics for Free Choice, the “philosopher of the pro-choice movement.” On Wednesday, April 16, Kissling will discuss “Bush’s War on Women: Fundamentalism and Reproductive… Continue reading »

Chapin Library to Exhibit “Reading Material: The Incarnation of Ideas”

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 10, 2003–The material features of books have inspired the spring exhibition at the Chapin Library of Rare Books at Williams College, “Reading Material: The Incarnation of Ideas.” The exhibit will remain on view through May 2. Continue reading »

Pope John Paul II’s Biographer to Speak at Williams College

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 10, 2003 — George Weigel, papal biographer and a senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C., will present, “Man of the Century? The Life and Impact of Pope John Paul II.” The… Continue reading »

Williams Offers a Look at What’s Cutting Edge in Biochemistry Research and Advice on Graduate Study

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 8, 2003–On Friday, April 11, a panel of Williams College alumni will discuss “Graduate School Decisions – Deciding to Go, Choosing a School.” The discussion will take place in Thompson Biology Laboratory, room 112, at 2… Continue reading »

Lecture and Slideshow by Mountaineer and Photographer David Anderson

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 8, 2003–Mountaineer and photographer David Anderson will deliver a lecture and slideshow titled, “The Changing Face of Nepal” on Wednesday, April 16 in Thompson Chemistry, room 123, at 8 p.m. For most of his life, David… Continue reading »

Kathryn Kent Writes About Women’s Homoerotic Relationships

Duke University Press has announced publication of "Making Girls Into Women: American Women's Writing and the Rise of Lesbian Identity" by Kathryn R. Kent, assistant professor of English at Williams College. The book adds to the study of female-female sexualities prior to the twentieth century, a subject often overshadowed by discourse on male-male sexualities. Continue reading »

Talk on the Present Situation in Tibet

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 4, 2003 — Robbie Barnett, a Columbia University research scholar, will discuss “The Present Situation in Tibet” on Monday, April 14, at 4 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3. His talk is part of the Tibet… Continue reading »

Williams Students and Images Theatre Present South Asian Film Festival

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 4, 2003 — The South Asian Students Association of Williams College in association with Images Cinema in Williamstown will present “Traveling Film South Asia,” a film festival of award-winning documentaries from South Asia. Sixteen documentaries will… Continue reading »