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The series kicks off July 14 with 'The Princess Bride.'

Family Flicks Under the Stars Returns to Williamstown

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Images Cinema once again will present Family Flicks Under the Stars, its annual free outdoor film series.

On three consecutive Sundays, starting with July 14, all-ages movies will be presented in the Science Quad on Williams College campus. The Science Quad is adjacent to Spring Street. Films will start at sundown, at approximately 8:15 p.m. The movies are free to attend.

Concessions items will be available for sale onsite. People are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and bug spray.


The series kicks off July 14 with "The Princess Bride," (1987, rated PG; 1 hour 38 minutes). Buttercup loves Wesley, but Wesley is taken prisoner by the Dread Pirate Roberts. On the eve of her wedding to Prince Humperdink, she is kidnapped by Vizzini, Fezzik the Giant, and Inigo Montoya, but is then counter-kidnapped by a mysterious man in black. Hijinks, mostly death, and true love ensue.
 
On July 21, the series will feature "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" (2018, rated PG; 1 hour 56 minutes). Miles Morales, a teenager in Brooklyn, finds himself the Spider-Man of his reality, and joins forces with five other Spider-Men and Women from other dimensions when a dangerous technology threatens all realities.

The series ends July 28 with WALL-E (2008, rated G; 1 hour 48 minutes). A lonely robot labors away on an abandoned Earth, fulfilling his protocol to compact all the trash into little cubes. His life is upended when a sleek new robot named Eve comes to town.

 

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Williams Geosciences Professor Awarded NSF Grant to Study Boulder Beach Response to Storms

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Rónadh Cox, the Edward Brust professor of geology and mineralogy at Williams College, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation.

The three-year, $340,000 grant will support her research on how boulder beaches respond to storms and how they change over time.

Boulder beaches record wave action on stormy coastlines, but surprisingly little is known about them. Cox's NSF-funded project, titled "Boulder Beaches: The Understudied Archive on High-Energy Coasts," aims to increase understanding of their dynamic evolution. The study focuses on 22 sites in Ireland, which has a wide range of boulder-beach settings, so that the results will be applicable to other locations world-wide. 

Using a combination of state-of-the-art aerial photogrammetry and hands-on field measurements, she will determine how factors such as wave energy, coastal geometry, topography, geology and boulder sizes control beach morphologies. As the first multi-parametric study of boulder beaches and how it responds to storms, Cox's project, which will engage students in every phase of the work, will be the most comprehensive examination yet undertaken of this dynamic and long-ignored environment.

"The moment is ripe, because as sea level rises and high-energy wave attack on coastal infrastructure becomes more frequent, there is a growing need for studies of high-energy coasts, both to understand coastal response to storms and coastal hazards, and also as a resource for engineers as they work to improve coastal protection approaches," Cox said. "As the main depositional record of wave action on rocky coasts, boulder beaches should be playing a central part in this conversation, but the lack of data and understanding have prevented their integration into coastal geomorphologic thinking. I’m particularly excited to involve Williams students in this work, and I have an excellent rising senior, Aria Mason, who has already begun research on the project."

Cox's research interests include sedimentology, sedimentary petrology, geochronology and planetary geomorphology. At Williams since 1996, she has taught courses on oceanography, geochemistry, planetary geology, and earth resources, among other subjects. Her work has been widely published and cited. She received her B.Sc. from University College Dublin, Ireland, and her Ph.D. from Stanford University.

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