Faculty Notes

Morgan McGuire: Best Paper Presentation Award

Posted March 18, 2014: Associate Professor of Computer Science Morgan McGuire and his coauthor Louis Bavoil of NVIDIA were awarded the best paper presentation award at the 2014 ACM Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games for their work on Weighted, Blended Order-Independent Transparency http://jcgt.org/published/0002/02/09/, published in the Journal of Computer Graphics Techniques. Their work more »

Roger Bolton: Ends Over 25-plus Years as Book Review Editor of Journal of Regional Science

Posted Sept. 13, 2013:  Roger Bolton, William Brough Professor of Economics, Emeritus, recently ended 25-plus years as book review editor of the Journal of Regional Science, a multidisciplinary professional journal in regional and urban analysis drawing on economics, geography, planning, transportation, demography, and history. Bolton arranged and edited reviews of more than 1,200 books, and more »

Morgan McGuire: Delivers Banquet Keynote Talk

Posted April 10, 2013: Morgan McGuire delivered the invited banquet keynote talk at the 2013 ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games. His talk, “The Augmented Artist: Computation & Content Creation” (http://graphics.cs.williams.edu/papers/ArtistI3D13/) described a crisis of exponentially rising costs in the entertainment industry. He gave case studies of techniques used in recent productions more »

Brian Martin: Awarded the Laurence Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies

Posted Feb. 4, 2013: Brian Joseph Martin, associate professor of French and comparative literature, has been awarded the Laurence Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies for his book “Napoleonic Friendship: Military Fraternity, Intimacy, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century France” (Durham: University of New Hampshire Press, 2011). Recognized as one of the most prestigious prizes in the more »

Anne Skinner: Named a Senior Scientist Mentor by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Posted Nov. 15, 2012: Anne R. Skinner, Senior Lecturer emerita, has been named a Senior Scientist Mentor by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The award includes $20,000 over two years to support undergraduate research through summer stipends and other expenses. Dr. Skinner’s research applies electron spin resonance to the dating of archaeological and paleontological more »

Amanda Wilcox: New book, The Gift of Correspondence in Classical Rome

Posted Nov. 13, 2012: The Gift of Correspondence in Classical Rome: Friendship in Cicero’s Ad Familiares and Seneca’s Moral Epistles, a book by Amanda Wilcox, assistant professor of classics, came out August 6, 2012 from the University of Wisconsin Press. This study offers an innovative approach to two major collections of Roman letters that have more »