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W&L After Class Podcast Begins its Fifth Season “W&L After Class,” now entering its fifth season, invites listeners to join conversations with W&L’s expert faculty about their teaching, research and passion projects.

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“W&L After Class” enters its fifth season on Feb. 13 and is a collaborative effort of Lifelong Learning, Alumni Engagement and the Office of Communications and Public Affairs.

The first episode of the season features Rob Straughan, the Crawford Family Dean of the Williams School and professor of business administration. This episode delves into Straughan’s journey at W&L, the evolution of the William School’s distinctive approach within a liberal arts curriculum and the exciting initiatives on the horizon, including the plans for the new Williams School building.

The “After Class” podcast series began in the spring of 2020. Each episode invites listeners to experience conversations with W&L’s expert faculty, giving listeners worldwide a chance to stroll the Colonnade in the comfort of their homes. W&L faculty members discuss their teaching, research and special interests. Previous topics include poetry, witches, cybersecurity, theater and free speech. The podcast is hosted by Ruth Candler, assistant director of Lifelong Learning.

Recent episodes from the fourth season include a conversation with Kish Parella, Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and Law, about her academic research in business and human rights, how her students influence her scholarship and why working outside the classroom strengthens her role as a professor, and an overview of the latest developments in artificial intelligence and their impact on higher education from Associate Professor of Business Administration Jeff Schatten.

Listeners in the W&L community and beyond are invited to listen to past episodes and seasons here or wherever they listen to podcasts.