News Releases

Williams College Awards Nine Full Professorships

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., June 22, 2001 — Williams College has announced the promotion of nine associate professors to full professorships. The promotions are effective July 1. They are Marsha I. Altschuler, associate professor of biology; Duane A. Bailey, associate professor… Continue reading »

Solar Eclipse Thrills Viewers, Scientists in Africa; Williams College Research Expedition Conducts Experiments

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] LUSAKA, Zambia, June 21, 2001 — The moon’s shadow raced across southern Africa today delighting residents, tourists, and scientists, including an expedition from Williams College. At 9:09 a.m. the moon totally blocked the sun over Lusaka for three minutes… Continue reading »

Geoscientist Paul Karabinos to Study Vermont’s Chester Dome

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., June 19, 2001 — The Petroleum Research Fund has announced the award of $30,000 to Williams geosciences professor Paul Karabinos for a research project titled “Acadian Extension in the New England Appalachians.” Fieldwork for this two-year project… Continue reading »

Summer Conferences at Williams a Big Draw for Williamstown

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., June 18, 2001 — Summer conferences held on the Williams College campus this year will draw nearly 8,000 people to Williamstown. The events range from the Taubman Piano Institute to the International Conference on Machine Learning to… Continue reading »

Free Tutoring in Writing Available to Local Middle-School Students

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., June 12, 2001 — Free tutoring in writing will be available this summer to local middle-school students. Enrollment is open to students now finishing sixth, seventh, or eighth grades. Berkshire County students are eligible, along with students… Continue reading »

Williams Junior Kristina Fisher Named Truman Scholar

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., June 12, 2001 — Kristina G. Fisher ’02, a political science major at Williams College from Santa Fe, New Mexico, has been named a 2001 Truman Scholar. Eighty students nationwide are selected for this honor on the… Continue reading »

Local Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., June 12, 2001 — Three Williams College juniors, Emily P. Balskus, S. Charles Doret, and Susan E. Levin have won Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships for their outstanding performance in science and mathematics. The Goldwater Scholarship is the… Continue reading »

National Security Official Honored at Annual Meeting of Society of Alumni

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., June 9, 2001 — For his long and distinguished service in the field of national security, Donald P. Gregg ’51 of Armonk, N.Y., received The Kellogg Award for extraordinary career achievement at this morning’s 178th annual meeting… Continue reading »

NSF Grant Establishes Workshops in Novel Topics and Innovative Ways to Teach Chemistry

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., June 7, 2001 — Professors Lawrence Kaplan of Williams College, Emelita Breyer and Jerry Smith of Georgia State University, and David Collard of Georgia Institute of Technology were recently awarded $1,853,807 by the National Science Foundation for… Continue reading »

Williams College Honors Its Long-Term Employees

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., June 7, 2001–Williams College honored non-faculty employees’ service to the college and those who are retiring this year at events on May 1. A luncheon at the Williams Inn commemorated the service of employees who have been… Continue reading »

Williams College Expedition to Study Solar Eclipse in Africa

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., June 6, 2001–Jay Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Hopkins Observatory at Williams College, is leading an expedition of students, faculty, and staff to Lusaka, Zambia, to study the first total solar eclipse… Continue reading »

Students in the Graduate Program in the History of Art Awarded Master’s Degrees

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., June 3, 2001–Williams College awarded eight students who completed the Graduate Program in the History of Art master’s degrees during Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 3. Williams, in collaboration with the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute,… Continue reading »

Center for Development Economics Graduates Students from Around the Globe

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., June 3, 2001 — From Colombia to the Federated States of Micronesia, 26 students came to study this year at the Center for Development Economics (CDE) in Williamstown, Mass. On Sunday, those students were awarded master’s of… Continue reading »

Five Williams College Faculty Retire

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., June 3, 2001 — Historian Peter K. Frost, linguist Antonio Gimenez, economist Earl L. McFarland, athletic director Robert R. Peck, and composer Robert C. Suderburg are retiring this year from the Williams College faculty. Citations in their… Continue reading »

Four High School Teachers from California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Maine Will Be Honored at Williams College’s 212th Commencement

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., May 31, 2001–Four high school teachers will be honored with Williams College’s George Olmsted, Jr. Class of 1924 National Prize for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching. The awards, which consist of a $2,000 prize to each teacher… Continue reading »

Williams College Announces Local Olmsted Grant Recipients

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., May 25, 2001–Williams College has announced this year’s winners of its local Bicentennial Olmsted Awards. The awards for professional or curricular development are given to teachers or groups of teachers at the three schools supported by the… Continue reading »

At Williams Rare Book Library: Herman Melville: A Retrospective of His Works on the 150th Anniversary of “Moby-Dick”

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., May 25, 2001 — The summer exhibition in the Chapin Library of Rare Books, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, features the writings of Herman Melville, on the 150th anniversary of his masterpiece of American fiction, “Moby-Dick.” Melville wrote… Continue reading »

Robert E. Rubin, Principal Speaker at Commencement Exercises William H. Gray III, Baccalaureate Speaker

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., May 24, 2001–Robert E. Rubin, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, will be principal speaker at the college’s 212th Commencement on Sunday, June 3. President of the College Morton Owen Schapiro will confer five honorary degrees at… Continue reading »

Williams Students Accepted for Study at Oxford University

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., May 4, 2001–Williams College has announced the acceptance of a new group of sophomores to the Williams-Oxford Program. The students will spend the next year studying abroad at Oxford University in England. The students are Naila A. Continue reading »

Students Chosen as Junior Advisors for Class of 2005

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., May 4, 2001–Fifty students have been selected by Williams College to serve as Junior Advisors to the incoming Class of 2005. Junior Advisors serve as informal advisors to first-years students and live with them throughout the year. Continue reading »