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Race and Education Specialist Claude Steele to Speak at Williams

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 22, 2001 — Claude Steele, a preeminent psychologist in the field of race and education will present a lecture titled, “How Stereotypes Shape Intellectual Identity and Academic Performance” on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in… Continue reading »

Influential Activist Angela Davis To Speak on Prison Reform

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 19, 2001 — Political activist Angela Davis will lecture on “The Penal System and the ‘Disappearance’ of Problems” on Thursday, April 26, at 8 p.m. in the Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall in the Berhard Music Center. The… Continue reading »

Annual Sigma Xi Lectures at Williams to be Presented by Jerome Reiter

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 13, 2001–Jerome Reiter, assistant professor of statistics, will present the annual Sigma Xi lectures on Thursday and Friday, April 19-20. Both talks will be held in the Wege Auditorium (room 123) of Thompson Chemistry at 4:15… Continue reading »

Urban Critic Mike Davis to Speak at Williams, April 16

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 12, 2001–The once-upon-a-time demi-paradise Los Angeles is all but extinct, says Mike Davis, a renowned contemporary urban critic. He will speak at Williams on “Dead Cities: A Scientific History of Urban Dereliction” on Monday, April 16. Continue reading »

African American Literature Scholar to Give Lecture at Williams College

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 12, 2001 — Kim Benston, William R. Kenan Professor of English at Haverford College and one of the country’s foremost scholars and critics of African-American literature will speak on “Black Dada Nihilismus: Phillis Wheatley, Malcolm X,… Continue reading »

April in Paris: Festival will Feature Recent Films

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu 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: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu 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: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu 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: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu 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: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu 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 »

Princeton Professor to Speak on Internet Architecture

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu 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 »

Art Spiegelman Brings “Comix 101” to Williams College

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu 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: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu 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 »

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

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu 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 »

Williams Welcomes Two Visiting Professors In Spring Term

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu 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 »