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Arts & Culture
11:33 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Warhol By The Book At WCMA

4. Andy Warhol, Shoe of the Evening, Beautiful Shoe, ca. 1955. Courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.
© 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

  The first US exhibition to concentrate on artist Andy Warhol’s book work, Warhol by the Book opened at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) March 7 and will be on view through August 16.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri March 20, 2015

The Academic Minute for 2015.3.16 - 3.20

Catch up with The Academic Minute from 3.16 - 3.20

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New England News
4:10 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Former Mass. Gov. Patrick To Speak At Williams College Commencement

Former Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick speaks at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams. He will speaking just down the road at Williams College's commencement weekend in June.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will be one of five speakers marking Williams College’s commencement in June.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Williams Professor Awarded $1.3 Million Grant To Study Girls' Education Program In India

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Affairs recently awarded Williams College professor Jessica Leight a $1.3 million grant to study a girls’ education program in India. Over the next few years, the assistant professor of economics will lead a team of academics from Dartmouth College, MIT, University of Minnesota and Harvard Graduate School in evaluating how the non-governmental group Room to Read impacts girls’ schooling and life skills and therefore their participation in the child labor market.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon March 16, 2015

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.03.16)

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.03.16 - 3.20)

Monday, March 16
Laura Rokosz of Monmouth University explains the vertical irrigation systems of aeroponic gardens.

Tuesday, March 17
Wayne Potts of The University of Utah details his toxicity testing on fructose and table sugar.

Wednesday, March 18
Chapman University's Ky Kugler explores frequency and severity of concussions.

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New England News
8:40 am
Sat February 28, 2015

Faculty, Staff Join In Urging Williams College To Divest From Fossil Fuel Companies

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Efforts urging Williams College to divest its $2.3 billion endowment from the top 200 fossil fuel companies are continuing. In a letter to college leadership, faculty and staff are joining the campaign which has largely been led by students and alumni.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Piece By Piece, Williams Students Embark On Light-Speed Voyage

Jim Levulis WAMC

Do or do not. There is no try. That’s what a group of Williams College students learned over winter break when they worked to set a world record with LEGOs. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis — not many Bothans — has more information.

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The Roundtable
10:50 am
Wed January 21, 2015

On Display And Upcoming At Williams College Museum Of Art

Frank Lloyd Wright, Wasmuth Portfolio, 1910. © Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, AZ

    Founded in 1926 the Williams College Museum of Art is one of the oldest museums in the county and features changing exhibitions of its permanent collection as well as travelling shows. Located in the heart of the Williams campus just a few steps off Spring Street in Williamston, the museum is open year round and admission is always free.

The museum has more than 14,000 objects in its collection including the largest collection in the world of work by brothers Charles and Maurice Prendergast. Their current exhibitions include – but are not limited to - Frank Lloyd Wright: Early Work; Looking At and Looking Through: Rethinking Portraiture; and Immortal Scripts.

Lisa Dorin, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Kevin Murphy, Eugenie Prendergast Curator of American Art are here today to let us know what's on view and what's coming up at the museum this spring.

New England News
12:14 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Students, Alumni Urge Williams College To Divest From Fossil Fuels

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A coalition of Williams College students and alumni are calling on the private college to divest its $2.3 billion endowment from top fossil fuel companies.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Panel Discussion Honors Pulitizer-Winning Williams College Professor

Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Williams College is celebrating the life and legacy of one its most distinguished faculty members. In part one of a two-part series, the school Tuesday night hosted a panel discussion in honor of the late historian and political scientist James MacGregor Burns.

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