News Releases

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 »

Public Invited to Win Wassenar Lecture

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

Robert Pinsky, Former Poet Laureate, to Speak at Williams, March 6

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 27, 2001 — Robert Pinsky, former Poet Laureate of the United States, will give a public reading on Tuesday, March 6, at 8 p.m. at the Adams Memorial Theatre. The reading will precede a commentary and… 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 »

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

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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 Louise Glück at Williams College Awarded Coveted Bollingen Prize

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., February 21, 2001 — One of America’s most renowned poets, Louise Glück is the winner of the coveted Bollingen Prize in Poetry. She is the Preston S. Parish ’41 Third Century Senior Lecturer in English at Williams… Continue reading »

Poet Stephen Dunn to Read at Williams, Feb. 28

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

Community Coffee for Madeleine Kunin Planned for Feb. 27 in Williamstown

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 16, 2001–Williams College will host a community coffee with The Honorable Madeleine Kunin on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Faculty House (968 Main Street). Ambassador Kunin will discuss “An Insiders View… Continue reading »

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

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

Adviser to Korean President to Discuss Korean Summit at Williams, Feb. 19

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 8, 2001 — Dr. Chung-in Moon, a member of the South Korean Delegation to last year’s Pyungyang Summit, will give a public lecture titled “Two days on the other side: an insider’s account of the historic… Continue reading »

Former Director of Alumni Relations Dies; Was Active in Local Land Preservation

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 6, 2001 — R. Cragin Lewis of 800 Oblong Road died yesterday at Sweet Brook Care Centers in Williamstown following a brief illness. The former director of alumni relations at Williams College was 81. “Craig Lewis… Continue reading »