Faculty Notes

Biology

Wendy Raymond: Named to Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering

Posted March 4, 2010: Raymond, professor of biology and associate dean for institutional diversity, has been appointed to a three-year term to the 15-member National Science Foundation Committee on Equal Opportunity in Science and Engineering.  Established by Congress in 1980 and reporting to directly to the NSF director, this committee recommends policy to increase the more »

Robert Savage: Summer Fellowship at the Marine Biological Laboratory

Aug. 4, 2009  Robert Savage, associate professor of biology, was recently awarded an MBL Associates Endowed Fellowship from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). The MBL Associates Endowed Fellowship provides summer research funding for scientists and non-scientists, who have an interest in the research, educational and cultural activities of the Laboratory. At the MBL, Savage is more »

2008-09 Named Chair Appointments

In 2008-09, Williams College appointed of the following professors to named chairs: Henry W. Art as the Rosenburg Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology; Ilona D. Bell as the Samuel Fessenden Clarke Professor of English; George T. Crane as the Fred Greene Third Century Professor of Political Science; Susan Dunn as the Preston S. Parish more »

Research on Birdsong Could Lead to a Refinement of Darwinian Theory

For biology professor Heather Williams, the songs that birds sing are more than a pleasant part of a spring day. They are a window into how communication works in the natural world. A birdsong is more than just an encapsulated package of information, it is “a behavior frozen in time.” One of her projects is more »