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Jim Shepard’s Two New Books Explore the Fragility of the Human Condition

A ride on the Hindenburg. A Martian invasion. Dutch football. Nazi assassination. A child’s self-denial. Terrifying school shootings. War. Sad, melancholy war. Perhaps no one is more adept at exploring and expressing the fragility of the human condition than author Jim Shepard, the J. Leland Miller Professor of American History, Literature and Eloquence at Williams College. His two latest books, the novel “Project X” and the short story anthology “Love and Hydrogen,” go past the typical preconceptions of human emotion and dig deep to expose the truth. Continue reading »

Fiction Reading by Jim Shepard

Jim Shepard, author and J. Leland Miller Professor of American History, Literature, and Eloquence at Williams College, will give a reading on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3. Copies of Shepard’s books will be made available for sale at the event, and a reception will follow. Continue reading »

Williams College’s Annual Faculty Lecture Series

Williams College will kick off its annual Faculty Lecture Series on Thursday, Feb. 5, with subsequent lectures following every Thursday at 4:15 pm until March 18. The seven lecturers this year are drawn from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. A reception will follow each hour-long talk. Continue reading »

Williams Faculty Lecture Series Continues with Talk on Early Christianity

Williams annual Faculty Lecture Series continues on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 4:15 p.m. with Denise Buell, associate professor of religion. She will discuss "Race, Ethnicity, and the 'People of God': Some Surprises about Early Christian Universalism." The lecture will be held in Wege Auditorium in The Science Center. The public is cordially invited to attend and a reception in the center's Atrium will follow the lecture. Continue reading »

Williams College Awards Tenure to Eight

Williams College has announced award of tenure to eight assistant professors. They are Monique Deveaux, political science; William Dudley, philosophy; Roger Kittleson, history; Marc Lynch, political science; Karen Merrill, history; Peter Pedroni, economics; Lara Shore-Sheppard, economics; and Thomas Smith, chemistry. Continue reading »