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Art and Climate Change

The international artist collective Ghana ThinkTank is working with students this year to identify problems related to climate change and implement the solutions on campus. Invited by the Williams College Museum of Art as part of the campus-wide initiative Confronting Climate Change, the collective upends what its organizers call a “simplistic dichotomy: first world/ third

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Reading List

What do Americans want from their political leaders, and of whom should they be wary? Students are answering this question throughout the fall in political science professor Nicole Mellow’s tutorial, Dangerous Leadership in American Politics. In addition to reading the writings of Lincoln, Tocqueville, and Max Weber, they’re delving into books including The Terror Presidency:

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Memory and Silence

Sociology professor Olga Shevchenko has been visiting with Russian families and studying their old photo albums, searching for clues about the Soviet past and knitting together a narrative about memory and silence. Shevchenko became interested in photographs and memory while working on her book Crisis and the Everyday in Postsocialist Moscow (Indiana University Press, 2008).

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An Artist’s Life and Afterlife

The Deaths of Henri Regnault. By Marc Gotlieb. University of Chicago, 2016. A new book by Marc Gotlieb, Williams’ Class of 1955 Memorial Professor of Art and director of the Graduate Program in Art History, considers the life of Henri Regnault. It’s the first English-language book about the 19th-century French artist, whose meteoric rise was

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Modeling Coral Reef Health

Julie Blackwood is using math to solve ecological problems. Assistant professor of mathematics Julie Blackwood is using mathematical modeling to uncover the mechanisms that will limit algae overgrowth and promote reef health in the Cayman Islands. Coral reefs host thousands of species of fish and other animals and contribute to the biodiversity and health of

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Exploring the Curriculum

In the Fall, Jeffrey Rubel ’17, a geosciences major and student chair of the Committee on Educational Affairs, and Allegra Simon ’18, an economics and history major and College Council co-vice president for academic affairs, launched an initiative to encourage students to explore the liberal arts and the college’s curriculum. “ Your 32: Your Chance

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