News Releases

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 »

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 »

Documentary Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman Talks about the State of the Art

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 2, 2003 — In “Film: Composing an Epic,” Phillip Lopate wrote in The New York Times, “Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, John Cassavetes, Woody Allen, Robert Altman, all have their partisans. But if the criteria… Continue reading »

Noted Art Historian Whitney S. Stoddard Dies

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] CREDITED WITH INSPIRING GENERATIONS OF ART FIGURES Whit Stoddard WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 2, 2003 — Internationally known art historian and educator Whitney Snow Stoddard, the Amos Lawrence Professor of Art Emeritus at Williams College, died today (Wednesday) at… Continue reading »

Idea that People Helplessly Become Opressors Doesn’t Hold Weight: Williams Lecture, April 7 and 9

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 31, 2003–There will be a public showing of “The BBC Prison Experiment” on Monday and Wednesday, April 7 and 9, at 7 p.m. in the Wege Auditorium of the Thompson Chemistry Laboratory. Dr. Steve Reicher of… Continue reading »

Distinguished Art Historian to Deliver Three Lectures on Byzantine Art

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 31, 2003 — Byzantine art historian Henry Maguire will deliver three Wednesday evening lectures during April: on April 9 “The Marvels of the Byzantine Court,” April 16 “Animals and Magic in Byzantine Art,” and April 23… Continue reading »

Williams College Accepting Applications for Summer Science Program for Berkshire County High School Students

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 21, 2003 — With the support of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Williams College is offering three to four fellowships this summer for current high school juniors interested in science. The fellowships carry a stipend of… Continue reading »

Markes Johnson Awarded Faculty World Fellowship

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 19, 2003–Williams College announced that Markes Johnson, the Charles L. MacMillan Professor of Geology at Williams College, has been awarded a Faculty World Fellowship. The fellowship will help support Johnson’s research on “Island Ecology through Geologic… Continue reading »

Media Contacts

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 18, 2003 — This list of Williams College faculty has been prepared as a service to members of the media who will be working on stories related to the war with Iraq. Links to short bios… Continue reading »

Univ. of Chicago Political Scientist to Discuss Multilateralism at Williams

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 17, 2003–Political scientist Daniel Drezner will discuss “The Uncertain Future of Multilateralism” on Wed., March 19, at 8 p.m. The talk will be held in Griffin Hall, room 3. It is one in a series of… Continue reading »

Mauer to Speak on Voting Rights, Enfranchisement of Former Felons

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 12, 2003–Marc Mauer, assistant director of The Sentencing Project, a Washington, D.C. non-profit organization, will deliver a lecture on Monday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in the Thompson Biology Laboratory, room 112. Mauer’s lecture will focus… Continue reading »

Blake Eskin to Discuss “The Making and Unmaking of Binjamin Wilkomirski”

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 11, 2003 — Blake Eskin will discuss “The Making and Unmaking of Binjamin Wilkomirski,” on Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3. Wilkomirski is the subject of his non-fiction book about a… Continue reading »

Shepard Receives the Doris Roberts-William Goyen Fellowship in Fiction

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 10, 2003–Karen Shepard, part-time lecturer in English at Williams College, has been awarded the Doris Roberts-William Goyen Fellowship in Fiction by the Christopher Isherwood Foundation. The main purpose of the Christopher Isherwood Foundation is to contribute… Continue reading »

Nancy Levene Receives Faculty World Fellowship

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 10, 2003–Williams College has announced that Nancy Levene, assistant professor of religion, has been awarded a Faculty World Fellowship. Her project, tentatively titled “Self, Psyche, and Solidarity,” will entail “a philosophical study of the critique of… Continue reading »

NYU Prof. to Discuss the Difference Between Professional and Lay Reading

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 10, 2003–John Guillory, professor of English at New York University, will present a talk, “Reading for a Living: Some Observations on the Difference between Professional and Lay Reading,” on Monday, March 17 at 4 p.m. in… Continue reading »

“Identities in Contemporary Asian American Art” Subject of Lecture at Williams College

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 7, 2003–Margo Machida – educator, curator, researcher, and writer specializing in Asian American art and visual culture – will lecture at Williams on Thursday, March 13 at 8 p.m. in Lawrence Hall, room 231. Her lecture… Continue reading »