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 »

Composer Ileana Perez Velázquez to Speak at Williams College

February 24, 2020—Ileana Perez Velázquez, professor of music, will deliver a talk titled “Creating Music as an Out of the Box Composer” as a part of the Faculty Lecture Series at Williams College. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in the Wege Auditorium. A reception will follow in Schow Atrium.  Continue reading »

Williams Announces Tenure for Seven Faculty Members

January 6, 2020—The Board of Trustees of Williams College voted to promote seven faculty to the position of associate professor with tenure. Promotions will take effect July 1, 2020, for Michelle Apotsos, art; Corinna Campbell, music; Charles Doret, physics; Susan Godlonton, economics; Leo Goldmakher, mathematics; Pamela Harris, mathematics; and Greg Phelan, economics. Continue reading »

Chemistry Professor Katie Hart Wins NIH Grant

Katie Hart

September 26, 2019—Katie Hart, assistant professor of chemistry, has won a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to research the relationship between the chemical composition of proteins known as beta-lactamases, a family of enzymes involved in antibiotic resistance, and their ability to degrade medicinal drugs. Continue reading »

Williams College Promotes Seven Faculty to Full Professor

June 27, 2019—Williams College has announced the promotion of seven faculty to full professorships, effective July 1, 2019. They include Quamrul Ashraf, economics; Amy Holzapfel, theatre; Sara LaLumia, economics; James Manigault-Bryant, Africana studies; Ngonidzashe Munemo, political science; Jason Josephson Storm, religion; and Amanda Wilcox, classics. Continue reading »