Williams College http://wamc.org en Longtime Williams Prof. And Political Scientist James MacGregor Burns Dies At 95 http://wamc.org/post/longtime-williams-prof-and-political-scientist-james-macgregor-burns-dies-95 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Historian and political scientist James MacGregor Burns has died at the age of 95. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:29:05 +0000 Jim Levulis 94905 at http://wamc.org Longtime Williams Prof. And Political Scientist James MacGregor Burns Dies At 95 Berkshire Food Program Allows Customers To Shelve Items For Others http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-food-program-allows-customers-shelve-items-others <p>A food assistance program in Berkshire County is making fresh food available for people in need.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 22:24:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 91575 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Food Program Allows Customers To Shelve Items For Others From The Museum To The Dorm Room: Williams Art Loan Program http://wamc.org/post/museum-dorm-room-williams-art-loan-program <p>A new program at <a href="http://www.williams.edu/" target="_blank">Williams College</a> allows students to strip the walls of the campus art museum.&nbsp;</p><p>Carolina Jaramillo is a sophomore studying biology, philosophy and chemistry at Williams College.</p><p>“I can’t say that I came into Williams expecting some opportunity like this,” Jaramillo said. “When I did hear about it, it was very exciting and I jumped at the opportunity to do it.”</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:56:02 +0000 Jim Levulis 85493 at http://wamc.org From The Museum To The Dorm Room: Williams Art Loan Program Dr. Elaine Handley, Empire State College - Ekphrastic Writing http://wamc.org/post/dr-elaine-handley-empire-state-college-ekphrastic-writing <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Elaine Handley of Empire State College explores the long literary tradition of writing about inanimate objects.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>About Dr. Handley</p><p><strong>Dr. Elaine Handley - Ekphrastic Writing</strong></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 75871 at http://wamc.org Dr. Elaine Handley, Empire State College - Ekphrastic Writing Dr. Jennifer Crosby, Williams College – Prejudice and Conversational Dynamics http://wamc.org/post/dr-jennifer-crosby-williams-college-prejudice-and-conversational-dynamics <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jennifer Crosby of Williams College examines how we react to perceived prejudice in a social setting.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><br />Jennifer Crosby is an assistant professor of psychology at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Her <a href="http://sites.williams.edu/jrc1/">Groups Process and Social Interactions Lab</a> examines individual and situational factors affecting attention, decision-making, and behavior in intergroup interactions. She earned her Ph.D. at Stanford University.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 75766 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jennifer Crosby, Williams College – Prejudice and Conversational Dynamics Dick De Veaux, Williams College - Troubleshooting The NSA's Data Collection Programs http://wamc.org/post/dick-de-veaux-williams-college-troubleshooting-nsas-data-collection-programs <p>The whereabouts of alleged NSA leaker Edward Snowden is only the latest mystery surrounding the agency’s phone and internet surveillance programs that were largely clandestine up until about three weeks ago.</p><p>For Dick De Veaux, professor of statistics in the department of mathematics and statistics at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, news of the programs wasn’t surprising. Since 2004 De Veux has been taking part in a summer program organized by the NSA to bring some of the best technical minds together and troubleshoot their data collection and analysis programs.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:35:00 +0000 67734 at http://wamc.org Dick De Veaux, Williams College - Troubleshooting The NSA's Data Collection Programs Hooman Majd - The paradoxes and conflicts of modern Iran http://wamc.org/post/hooman-majd-paradoxes-and-conflicts-modern-iran <p>In 2002, President George W. Bush coined the phrase ‘Axis of Evil’ in reference to nations he believed were actively building nuclear weapons for use against the United States and its allies.<br><br>More than 10 years later, the nuclear capabilities of one of those countries, the Islamic Republic of Iran, remains a top issue in the U.S. and beyond.</p> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 62122 at http://wamc.org Hooman Majd - The paradoxes and conflicts of modern Iran Williams College Holds Two-Day Celebration for Martin Luther King, Jr. http://wamc.org/post/williams-college-holds-two-day-celebration-martin-luther-king-jr <p></p><p>A two-day series of events commemorating the life and message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held at Williams College.</p><p>On the Williams College campus, programs were held throughout Sunday and Monday paying tribute to Dr. King. Ranging from a documentary film screening, lectures, a gallery exhibition, and a presentation with local school children, students, faculty and the public took the time to remember and reflect the actions of those in the civil rights era.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:07:40 +0000 Lucas Willard 55726 at http://wamc.org Williams College Holds Two-Day Celebration for Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Jay Pasachoff, Williams College – Transit of Venus http://wamc.org/post/dr-jay-pasachoff-williams-college-transit-venus <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Jay Pasachoff of Williams College explains the rare transit of Venus taking place on June 5th.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 40076 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jay Pasachoff, Williams College – Transit of Venus