News Releases

April in Paris: Festival will Feature Recent Films

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 3, 2001 — The April film festival, April 10 to 13, will bring five recent French films to campus. The festival is titled “Le Cinéma français aujourd’hui.” Films will be shown in Bronfman Auditorium. Opening the… Continue reading »

Spring Planetarium Shows to be Held at Williams

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 2, 2001 — The Milham Planetarium at Williams College announces its spring planetarium show, “Oh Hubble, My Hubble: A Journey through the Universe with the Hubble Space Telescope,” which will be offered throughout the spring semester… Continue reading »

Cap & Bells Presents “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 30, 2001 — Williams College’s student theater organization, Cap & Bells, will present Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7. The play will be staged… Continue reading »

Summer Fellowships for Berkshire County High School Students

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] Fellowships in the biological sciences for high school juniors WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 28, 2001 — For the eleventh summer the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will support three to four fellowships for current high school juniors in the biological… Continue reading »

Environmental Justice Topic of Lecture at Williams, April 10

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Mar. 27, 2001 — Dr. Robert Bullard, director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University, will discuss “Environmental Justice for All,” on Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Hall. Bullard is the… Continue reading »

The Scopes Trial and Beyond: A Look at Anti-evolutionism in America

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 23, 2001–Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Larson will speak on “Scopes and Beyond: Anti-evolutionism in America” on Monday, April 9, at 8 p.m. in the Wege Auditorium of Thompson Chemistry (room 123) on the Williams campus. Larson… Continue reading »

Princeton Professor to Speak on Internet Architecture

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 23, 2001 — Larry Peterson, professor of computer science at Princeton University, will present a general talk, “Limits of the Internet Architecture,” on Thursday, April 5, at 8 p.m. in the Thompson Chemistry Lab, room 202. Continue reading »

Discussion on Vietnam, Cancelled by March Snowstorm, Re-Scheduled to April 5

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Mar. 23, 2001 — A discussion by Robert McNamara, who was secretary of defense from 1961 to 1968, on Vietnam originally scheduled at Williams College for March will be held April 5. Secretary McNamara created a stir… Continue reading »

Art Spiegelman Brings “Comix 101” to Williams College

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 23, 2001 — Pulitzer-Prize winning artist Art Spiegelman will deliver a lecture titled “Comix 101” on Thursday, April 5, at 8 p.m. in Chapin Hall. Spiegelman’s comics are best known for their scratch-board, illustrative style and… Continue reading »

Lecture on the Sayings of Jesus and the Worship of Christ

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 23, 2001 — Harvard Professor Helmut Koester will give a lecture on “The Sayings of Jesus and the Worship of Christ” at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 in Griffin Hall, room 3, on the Williams… Continue reading »

Williams Announces New Administrative Appointments

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 19, 2001 — Williams College has announced the following administrative appointments: Amy Costa as sports medicine intern. She comes to Williams from Bridgewater State College. Lisa Dorin as curatorial assistant at the Williams College Museum of… Continue reading »

Williams Welcomes Two Visiting Professors In Spring Term

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 19, 2001–Williams College has announced the appointment of Maryann E. Martone as visiting associate professor of psychology and Karen Newman as a Margaret Bundy Scott Visiting Professor of English for spring 2001. Martone is associate adjunct… Continue reading »

Burns and Dunn Shed Light on “The Three Roosevelts”

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 19, 2001–Atlantic Monthly Press announces the publication of a new book, “The Three Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders Who Transformed America,” by Williams faculty James MacGregor Burns and Susan Dunn. In a “starred review,” Publisher’s Weekly calls their… Continue reading »

“Leonard and Virginia Woolf as Printers: Handprinted Books from the Hogarth Press”

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 15, 2001–Books printed by hand at the press of Leonard and Virginia Woolf are on display through April 27, 2001 in the Chapin Library of Rare Books, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts. British authors Leonard and Virginia… Continue reading »

Former Secretary of the Treasury Robert E. Rubin to Speak at Williams College Commencement William H. Gray III, President of the United Negro College Fund, will speak at Baccalaureate

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 14, 2001–Williams College has announced that Robert E. Rubin, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury will be the principal speaker at the college’s 212th Commencement on Sunday, June 3. Mr. William H. Gray, III, president of… Continue reading »

Novelist Charles Baxter to Give Reading at Williams

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 8, 2001–Noted novelist and short story writer Charles Baxter will read from his fiction on Monday, March 12, at 4 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3. Baxter is the author of three novels; the most recent… Continue reading »

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

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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 »

Ecological Relations Subject of Study at Williams College

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] 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 »

S. Bolton, A. Podmore, W. Raymond, and C. Wilder at Williams Receive Tenure

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 27, 2001 — Williams College has announced the promotion of four assistant professors to the rank of associate professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2002. The professors are Sarah R. Bolton, in the physics department; Amy… Continue reading »