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Kelly Shaw to Explain Why Smart Home Devices Do Not Always Work Correctly

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 26, 2021—On Thursday, April 1, Kelly Shaw, associate professor of computer science at Williams College, will present the final installment in the 2021 Faculty Lecture Series with her talk titled “Smart Home Devices: Why They Don’t Always Work Correctly.” Shaw’s online lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 4:15 p.m. Continue reading »

Williams College Announces Tenure for Eight Faculty Members

January 14, 2021—The Board of Trustees of Williams College voted to promote eight faculty to the position of associate professor with tenure. Promotions will take effect July 1, 2021, for Jeremy Cone, psychology; Christine DeLucia, history; Matthew Gibson, economics; Lama Nassif, comparative literature; Christina Simko, sociology; Owen Thompson, economics; Emily Vasiliauskas, English; and Zachary Wadsworth, music. Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

Physics Professor Catherine Kealhofer is Named a 2020 Cottrell Scholar

Portrait of Catherine Kealhofer

February 26, 2020—Catherine Kealhofer, assistant professor of physics at Williams College, has been selected by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement as one of 25 new Cottrell Scholars for 2020. This three-year, $100,000 award will enable Kealhofer to further her lab’s research on phonon dynamics in two-dimensional materials and to integrate primary literature into the first-year physics curriculum. Continue reading »

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