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Images from our bicentennial

Our 200th anniversary celebration was a success. Thank you to all of our alumni, faculty, staff and students who participated and made this a memorable event!  

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Geosciences Bicentennial Celebration, June 11 &12, 2017

On June 11th and 12th, the Geosciences Department will celebrate two hundred years of earth science at Williams. That’s right: our modern Geosciences Department traces its origins to Professor Amos Eaton’s tenure at the College, which began in 1817!  (Eaton was also an alum, Class of 1799. For more about the history of the department, check out the

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Geos Marches for Science in DC

On April 22, nine Williams Geoscience students, led by Prof. Ronadh Cox joined the March for Science in Washington D.C. The march was intended to bring awareness to the role that science plays in everyday life and to voice support for evidence-based public policy; it was timed to coincide with Earth Day. Prof. Cox’s husband, Smith

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Gallery Exhibit: Two Hundred Years of Geology at Williams

  In conjunction with its commemoration of the Bicentennial of the teaching of Geology at Williams, the Geosciences Department will present an exhibition of early works by and about its founding fathers in the Steven Schow Special Collections Gallery in Sawyer Library. Running February through August, “Celebrating 200 Years of Geology at Williams” recognizes four

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Science quad maple preservation enters its final phase!

A nearly two-year project to preserve slabs from Williams’ beloved science quad maple has entered its final phase. The slabs were salvaged and preserved after the tree had to be taken down in 2015. In early 2017, local woodworker Lou Zelazo took the slabs to his workshop for finishing. The larger of the two, pictured below, has

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A lecture with Dr. Kira Lawrence, Lafayette College, Monday, April 17

The Geosciences Department’s spring seminars conclude Monday, April 17 with a talk by Dr. Kira Lawrence of Lafayette College. The talk begins at 4:15 PM, with refreshments beginning at 4 PM. All are welcome!    

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A lecture with Dr. Jacquelyn Gill, University of Maine, Thursday, April 6

The Geoscience Department’s spring seminars continue Thursday, April 6 with a talk by University of Maine’s Dr. Jacquelyn Gill. The talk begins at 4:15 PM, with refreshments beginning at 4 PM. All are welcome!  

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A Lecture with Dr. Michèle LaVigne, Bowdoin College, Friday, March 10

The Geoscience Department’s spring seminars kick off Friday, March 10, with a talk by Dr. Michèle LaVigne titled “Investigating Coastal Acidification in Maine’s Intertidal Ecosystem: Connecting Undergraduate Research with Citizen Science.” The talk will begin at 1:30, but please joins us for refreshments beforehand. All are welcome!  

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Dr. James Hansen to speak at Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on March 8

Dr. James Hansen, who directs the Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions at Columbia University will speak at Williams College on Wednesday, March 8, in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. The presentation begins at 8 p.m. The title of his talk is “Global Climate Change: How Can Young People Take Charge of Their Future?”   The

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2017 Spring Seminars…Mark Your Calendars!

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