Faculty

The Country of Football

World Cup Football

History professor Roger Kittleson’s new book looks at Brazil through the lens of that country’s most popular sport.

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Spring in the Air

Joan Edwards’ Field Botany class took a trip to south Williamstown recently to see the area’s first spring wildflower in bloom, the impressive–and impressively smelly–skunk cabbage.

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Gigapan: Big Tech Meets Tiny View

Gigapans are panoramic photos containing billions of pixels. Developed by scientists at Carnegie Mellon and NASA’s Ames Research Center for use in Mars Rover expeditions, Gigapan technology captures images with a robotic camera mounted on a tripod. As the mount slowly and automatically swivels, hundreds or even thousands of individual images are captured. Gigapan software

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Model Behavior

The little brown bat native to this region could be extinct by 2030. That’s a possibility mathematician Julie Blackwood and her thesis student, David Stevens ’14, hope to help prevent. Blackwood, an assistant professor in her first year at Williams, is an applied mathematician whose models help biologists study the spread of infectious diseases. With

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Dao

A new book by political science professor Sam Crane examines modern applications of ancient Chinese principles.

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Laylah Ali’s “John Brown Song!”

The web-based project by art professor Laylah Ali ’91focuses on the legacy of white abolitionist John Brown.

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Summer Science Research

Nearly 200 Williams students participate in what is arguably one of the largest summer science undergraduate research programs at a liberal arts college.

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The Gritty Side of Historical Research

Frank Pagliaro ’14 and history professor Alexandra Garbarini are developing a digital archive of images to illustrate history.

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Inside the Roberts Court

Poolitical science professor Justin Crowe ’03 and Judge Jeff Sutton ’83 explore the Supreme Court’s role

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Troubleshooting NSA Data Collection

Prof. Dick De Veaux puts Snowden in perspective

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