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A Conversation with Professor and Author Jim Shepard
Discussing his new collection of short stories "Like You'd Understand, Anyway".
At Table with Darra Goldstein
A conversation with Professor Darra Goldstein who teaches Russian poetry and culture. Darra is the founding editor of Gastronomica: the Journal of Food and Culture.
Audio Tour of the Paresky Center
Just a few weeks before it opened on February 16, News Assistant Nathan Friend, '07, had the opportunity to tour the new student center with project representative, Michael Briggs. He has this audio tour of the building, recorded during the last minute construction push.
Bells in Play: Thompson Chapel bells are rung by hand by a group of student bell-ringers.
The nine stationary bells, spanning an octave plus one note from E flat to F, are used by the bell-ringers to play a variety of musical selections, from "The Mountains" to "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." Sean Pegado '11 interviews Adam Bamasiak '08 while carillonneur William Slack '11 performs from the bell tower. Inspired by Rob White, Director of Alumni Communications, and his summer 2005 Williams Alumni Review article "Batty in the Belfry."
Bullies and Bystanders
Psychology Professor Marlene Sandstrom's recent research may empower bystanders to do more than stand by.
Chapin Library and the College Archives
Some of the most fascinating aspects of the college are its rare books collections. Sean Pegado '11 explores some of Chapin Library's most famous manuscripts, and takes a journey back in time through the history of the college with the aid of the College Archives.
Co-Authoring Rockefellers' Kykuit
Robert F. Dalzell and Lee Baldwin Dalzell discuss their writing process and latest book on the house and lives of an iconic American family.
Creativity and Learning
Pushing the frontiers of knowledge requires a willingness to take the unpaved path and to risk failure. According to Professor Ed Burger, the creative process may not be comfortable, but it is the key to actualizing personal and intellectual achievement.
Delusions and the Color-Line
Despite lingering myths to the contrary, Professor Charles Dew makes clear that the Confederacy's main motive for secession was to preserve the institution of slavery.
Difficult Pleasures: Lawrence Raab on Reading, Writing, and Teaching Poetry
According to Poet and Professor Lawrence Raab, good poetry rewards the attentive reader with pleasurable encounters.
Elizabeth Brainerd on Post-Soviet Russia's Demographic Crisis
Economics professor Elizabeth Brainerd spoke on February 22, 2007 about the causes and consequences of Russia's demographic crisis after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. The talk was part of the 2007 Spring Faculty Lecture Series.
Is Innocence a Risk Factor?
Professor Saul M. Kassin discusses his research on police interrogation and false confessions: not only do innocent people confess, but they often come to believe they did commit the crime.
Joe Cruz on Knowing One's Mind
Philosophy professor Joe Cruz spoke on February 8, 2007 about consciousness and knowing one's mind. The talk was part of the 2007 Spring Faculty Lecture Series.
Online Identity on "The Hour"
On October 16, 2006, Nathan Friend, '07, discussed the role of social networking sites and other forms of online communication on his weekly talk show, "The Hour." His guests were philosophy professor Mark C. Taylor, psychology professor Laurie Heatherington, and Mitch Brooks, '07. - "The Hour" is a radio talk show dedicated to issues important to the Williams College campus and community. The show broadcasts live on WCFM Williamstown every Wednesday from 4-5 pm. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Political Deliberation: Anxiety and Reason
Political Science Professor George Marcus discusses how emotion precedes reason in political deliberation, and why anxiety leads voters to make more thoughtful choices.
Prendergast in Italy
The exhibition's curator, Nancy Mowll Mathews, discusses the work that Maurice Prendergast made on two separate trips to Italy against the backdrop of the rise of Modernism and a fabled city leaving its past behind.
Scholars Discuss the Work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Andrea Gyorody, organizer of an exhibition of one of Felix Gonzalez-Torres's sculptures at the Williams College Museum of Art, speaks with independent scholar Jonathan Katz and museum director Lisa Corrin about the sociopolitical and art historical questions raised by the artist's work.
Speaking With 'Cooking With Steven'
A few years ago, two Williams students came together to share their passions, and the show 'Cooking With Steven' was born. Sean Pegado '11 speaks with Danny Huang '11 and Steven Cheng '10 about the show, the process behind the scenes, and the friendship that started it all.
Strange and Reminiscent: Paul Park on Writing and Teaching
Lecturer and author Paul Park discusses his innovative use of genre and creative approach to teaching writing.
The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy
Tour the Williams College Museum of Art's incomparable exhibition, Making it New: The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy with curator Deborah Rothschild.
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