Month: September 2000

Misunderstanding, minority/majority self-segregation define racial issues

Last Thursday I went to a well-attended lecture by Dr. Beverly Tatum from Mt. Holyoke College on the issue of race. The lecture was on an issue so charged for the student body that the lecture had to move to Bronfman Auditorium.

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Miller speaks on language

George Miller, a professor of psychology emeritus at Princeton University, presented a lecture entitled “Ambiguous Words” at 2 p.m. Friday in the Wege Auditorium.

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Tufte details graphic depictions

Edward Tufte, a professor of political science, statistics and computer science at Yale University, delivered a lecture, “Visual Explanations,” Friday at 3 p.m. in Wege Auditorium.

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Nobel laureate Cech speaks

Dr. Thomas Cech, a chemist from the University of Colorado at Boulder and president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, spoke on “Tricks Performed by RNA – With or Without Proteins” Friday at 4 p.m. in Wege Auditorium.

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Kleppner theorizes physics

Physicist Daniel Kleppner ’53 spoke to a packed Wege Auditorium Saturday at 3 p.m. as part of the convocation lecture series. Judging by the audience’s reaction, Kleppner’s discussion of quantum mechanics was a success.

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Knuth discusses program

Donald J. Knuth, a professor of computer science at Stanford University, discussed his programming method in his lecture “Dancing Links” Friday at 1 p.m. in Wege Auditorium.

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Alumnus Ryan talks about the formation of Black Sea

The story of Noah’s Ark and the great flood has captured the attention of historians, scientists and theologians for centuries. New scientific developments in explaining this famous story were the main topics discussed in first lecture of the “Science Convocation Lecture Series.”

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Burnell lectures on her discovery of pulsars

Astronomer Jocelyn Burnell delivered a lecture on her 1967 discovery of pulsars Thursday night at 8:30 p.m. in Wege Auditorium. She was one of eight scientists to receive an honorary degree during this weekend’s convocation and science center dedication ceremonies.

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NSF director, Schapiro address seniors

Williams College held its Fall Convocation for the class of 2001 this Saturday at 10 a.m. in Chapin Hall. Convocation was held in conjunction with the weekend’s festivities marking the dedication of the new Unified Science Center, with distinguished guests from across the sciences invited to speak and receive honorary degrees.

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Schapiro presides over first faculty meeting

For 11 years Morton Owen Schapiro sat among his colleagues at Williams faculty meetings. After a nine-year hiatus, Wednesday, Sept. 19 marked his return as a faculty member: this time he presided as president of the College.

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