Life of the Mind

Community Psychology

“It is one thing to read about … schizophrenia. But it is a very different thing to learn about the profound and diverse experiences of schizophrenia from people who actually have to live with it.” —Annie Liang ’09 by Rob White A small group of fourth-grade girls was caught up in a cycle of fighting

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Body of Knowledge

“My work is about reconnecting with the bodily selves we have learned to ignore and finding wisdom where we have least come to expect it. by Denise DiFulco Dance isn’t often noted for its contributions to academia, but for Kimerer L. LaMothe ’85, her practice of classical, modern and native dance has been as essential

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In the News

Williams professors and others weigh in on the issues of the day. For a complete listing of media appearances, visit www.williams.edu/admin/news/inthenews “We saw it! … The diamond rings were spectacular,” astronomy professor Jay Pasachoff wrote on July 21 for “TierneyLab” (a blog hosted by The New York Times) while he was viewing the longest total

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From the Bookshelf

Inventing Autopia. By Jeremiah B.C. Axelrod ’92. University of California Press, 2009. A visually oriented cultural and intellectual history of how utopian dreams 30 years ago resulted in the sprawling urbanism that characterizes Los Angeles today. First Come the Zebra. By Lynne Barasch (wife of Ken Barasch ’56). Lee & Low Books, 2009. Inspired by

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D-List

Those who make a habit of reading Williams’ course catalog (and many folks do) may notice a growing number of listings designated with a (D), courtesy of the Exploring Diversity Initiative. Now in its second year, the initiative requires students to take at least one course that promotes “a self-conscious and critical engagement with diversity”

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