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National Science Foundation Awards Williams $287,892 for Computer Sciences

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 8, 2001–The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently awarded a $287,892 grant to Williams College in support of the work of computer science professors Kim Bruce, Andrea Danyluk, and Thomas Murtagh. The two-year Course, Curriculum and… Continue reading »

Faculty Lecture Series to Close with Lecture by Professor Bell-Villada

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 7, 2001–Gene Bell-Villada, associate professor of romance languages at Williams College, will conclude the 2001 Faculty Lecture Series with his talk on “Nabokov, Ayn Rand, Mr. Bounderby, My Father, and Me.” The lecture will be held… Continue reading »

Public Invited to Win Wassenar Lecture

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 27, 2001 — Win Wassenar, director of physical plant, will speak on “The Williams College Architectural Arboretum: Before, During, and After,” on Thursday, March 1. The talk will be held at 4:15 p.m. in Room 123… Continue reading »

Ecological Relations Subject of Study at Williams College

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 27, 2001 — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $182,189 in research support to Kenneth Schmidt, a visiting assistant professor of biology at Williams College who studies the ecological relations between predators and their prey. Continue reading »

With New Book, Sheppard Reveals Influences, Roots, and Intents of Modernist Music Theater

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 27, 2001 — With his new book, “Revealing Masks: Exotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater” (University of California Press), W. Anthony Sheppard considers a wide range of important musical works in this fascinating… Continue reading »

Williams College Awarded $288,889 for Biology Research

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 27, 2001 — The National Science Foundation has awarded Williams College $288,889 in grant support for the research of Robert Savage, assistant professor of biology. Savage studies development in annelids using genetic knowledge from ‘model’ systems… Continue reading »

Deveaux Offers Plans for Just Pluralism in New Book

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 21, 2001 — How can a liberal democracy protect the rights of its minorities? In a new book, Williams assistant professor of political science Monique Deveaux might provide some answers. In “Cultural Pluralism and Dilemmas of… Continue reading »

Williams College’s Black Graduation Rate One of Highest in U.S.

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 21, 2001 — A recent study found that Williams College has one of the highest black graduation rates in the country. The research was conducted by The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education and will appear… Continue reading »

Poet Stephen Dunn to Read at Williams, Feb. 28

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 20, 2001 — Poet Stephen Dunn will read selections of his poetry on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3, on the campus of Williams College. He is the author of 11… Continue reading »

Public Invited to Faculty Lecture by Lee Park

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 16, 2001 — Lee Y. Park, associate professor of chemistry at Williams College, will present a lecture on “Liquid Crystal and Molecular Wires — Doing Chemistry in One Dimension” on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 4:15 p.m. Continue reading »

Sneak Preview of Broadway Song Fest at Williams College, Feb. 25

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 16, 2001 — Hot new songs from a rising generation of musical theatre composers and lyricists will be featured in a special Williamstown performance by Broadway tenor and Williams College alumnus Michael Winther ’85. The performance,… Continue reading »

Men for All Seasons: Williams College’s Bell and Shepard

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 14, 2001 — “Some of the essays are philosophical, some heart-wrenching, some humorous, some ruminative, some just plain quirky” says Sarah Ban Breathnach of the essays by men “on what it means to be a man… Continue reading »

WCMA Celebrates Art With Area Students

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 14, 2001 — Williams College Museum of Art is considered one of the finest college museums in the country and its teaching doesn’t stop with undergraduates. Through a series of active community outreach programs, the museum… Continue reading »