News Releases

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Making Sense of How People Perceive Each Other

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 4, 2003 — C. Neil Macrae of the department of psychological and brain science at Dartmouth will deliver a Class of 1960 Scholars Lecture on the psychology of perception, “Minds, Brains, and Person Perception,” on Friday,… Continue reading »

Community Workshop: If You Want “To Kick Up Your Heels,” Try Irish Step Dancing

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 4, 2003 –There will be a free Irish Step Dancing workshop for college and community members on Friday, April 11, at 4 p.m. in Lasell Dance Studio on the Williams College campus. Taught by Orfhlaith Ni… Continue reading »

Frank Wu to Deliver Allison Davis Lecture

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 4, 2003 — Howard University Professor Frank Wu, an expert in civil procedure and immigration law, will deliver the annual Allison Davis Lecture on Thursday, April 10, at 8 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. His talk… Continue reading »

American Copyright Expansion to be Discussed in Terms of Creative Process

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 3, 2003–Laura Murray, assistant professor of English at Queen’s University, Canada, will give an informal talk on “Founders and Foreigners in the Rhetoric of American Copyright Expansion and Copyright Critique” on Tuesday, April 8, at 4… Continue reading »

Williams Physics Department Hosts New England Meetings of Physical Society and Physics Teachers

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 3, 2003 — The physics department will host the 2003 Joint Spring Meeting of the New England Sections of the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) on Friday and Saturday,… Continue reading »

National Review Editor to Discuss Iraq and American Foreign Policy

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 2, 2003 — Nationally syndicated columnist Jonah Goldberg will speak at Williams College on Wednesday, April 9, about the war in Iraq and America’s foreign policy in the post-Sept. 11 era. His talk, “War in Iraq:… Continue reading »