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Faculty Members Receive 2020 Awards for Books on Music and History

Assistant Professor of History Alex Bevilacqua’s book The Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam and the European Enlightenment (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018) won the American Historical Association’s 2020 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize for an author’s first book in European history from ancient times to 1815. The Republic of Arabic Letters reconstructs… Continue reading »

Eleven Williams Graduates Awarded Fulbright Grants

Sept. 3, 2020—Eleven Williams College graduates have been offered Fulbright grants for 2020-21. Five of the honorees will receive a one-year grant to study or conduct research in their academic fields, one will pursue an academic year-long binational internship in Mexico, and five will receive English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) for teaching abroad. English Teaching Assistants help local students increase their English language skills and their knowledge of the United States. Continue reading »

Williams College Promotes Eight Faculty Members to Full Professor

Aug. 4, 2020—Williams College has announced the promotion of eight faculty to full professorships, effective July 1, 2020. They include Jessica Chapman, history; Lisa Gilbert, geosciences; Christopher Goh, chemistry; Jacqueline M. Hidalgo, Latina/o/x studies; LeRhonda (Rhon) S. Manigault-Bryant, Africana studies; Ashok Rai, economics; Neil Roberts, Africana studies; and Fred Strauch, physics. Continue reading »

John Romans ’20 Wins Prestigious Watson Fellowship

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April 2, 2020—Williams College senior John “Jack” Romans has been named a Thomas J. Watson Fellow for 2020-2021. A theater major from West Saint Paul, Minn., Romans will use the fellowship to pursue a project titled “Never Growing Up: Learning from Children’s Theatre Practices.” Continue reading »

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