News & Announcements

Land Trusts 101

Donald Campbell, the Southwest Regional Director for the Vermont Land Trust, pickle-maker enthusiast, and Williams College alum, provided his log lunch audience with his version of “Land Trusts 101” on April 5th. Land Trusts are meant to preserve land for society’s future needs, in terms of community and economy, thereby… Continue reading »

A Sea Change

On February 27th, as part of the interdepartmental Oceans Symposium, students, faculty and Williamstown residents gathered to view a “A Sea Change: Imagine a World Without Fish,” followed by a question and answer session with Elizabeth Kolbert. Kolbert is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a visiting professor… Continue reading »

Facing Uncertainty with Art and Design

On March 2, Aron Chang discussed the fusion and confusion between art and design, one that he believes needs to be “picked at more.” Chang graduated from Williams in 2005, majoring in studio art and German, before going to design school to study architecture. Whereas Chang felt an almost frustrating… Continue reading »

Tod Holland Not Using Energy at Williams

“This will be the worst presentation you’ve ever seen,” began Tod Holland, the Energy Conservation Project Manager from the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives. He was wrong. Holland presented a funny, realistic, and optimistic story of Williams carbon, conservation, and cogeneration past, present, and future. Since he signed on at… Continue reading »

Ronadh Cox’s Boulder Ideas

How did a 78-ton boulder travel 17 miles above high water, 130 meters inland? Ronadh Cox, a beloved and energetic professor from the Williams Geosciences department, hit off the second lecture of the Williams Oceans Symposium with a discussion of her “Boulder Ideas.” Since 2008, Cox and her students have… Continue reading »

What is up with marine policy?

On the Friday of Winter Carnival, Katherine Robinson Hall filled Wege auditorium with an attentive audience and a passionate performance. Hall, a policy professor for the Williams Mystic Program and an environmental lawyer with a private practice in Rhode Island, opened up the first of a series of lectures for… Continue reading »

Gabe Selig’s “Energy Parks”

At the Log Lunch talk on March 10th, the phrase Gabe Selig wanted his audience to come away with was “energy parks.” Selig founded Southport Power, LLC. in 2005 and has been working to develop energy parks all over the country ever since. The goal of the company is to… Continue reading »

Log Lunch with David Dethier

At Log Lunch on January 6th, Edward Brust Professor of Geology, David Dethier, spoke on the Kellogg House/future CES building project.  Professor Dethier is the chair of the Kellogg House Building Committee.  Kellogg House was originally built in 1794 and served as the home of the first four presidents of… Continue reading »