Events

February 27 - March 5, 2017

Monday, February 27

Endgame Afghanistan

Endgame Afghanistan

In conjunction with the Theater of War, the Gaudino Fund presents a photography exhibit by soldier-turned-photographer Ben Brody. Working primarily for the...

’62 Center for Theatre & Dance  
Julia Sets and the Mandelbrot Set by Bridget Bousa '17

Julia Sets and the Mandelbrot Set by Bridget... 1pm

Mathematics Colloquium Abstract: I will explain two famous types of fractals, the Mandelbrot set and Julia sets. I'll also describe the work of Kathryn...

Bronfman Science Center, 106  
School Stories: Diversity and Adversity in New French Film

School Stories: Diversity and Adversity in New... 7pm

The last film in this year's Williams French Film Festival 2017 is Abd Al Malik's Qu'Allah benisse la France! (2015). May Allah Bless France! is the...

Images Cinema  

Tuesday, February 28

Endgame Afghanistan

Endgame Afghanistan

In conjunction with the Theater of War, the Gaudino Fund presents a photography exhibit by soldier-turned-photographer Ben Brody. Working primarily for the...

’62 Center for Theatre & Dance  
"Mom, Felix went nuts again!" – About my life as a comic artist” Talk by German Comic Author FLIX

"Mom, Felix went nuts again!" – About... 4:30am

Felix Görmann aka FLIX, is one of the leading German Comic artists and the author of several bestselling comic books and graphic novels. He was awarded...

Hollander Hall, 241  
The Queer Academy in Russia

The Queer Academy in Russia 2:45pm

Alexander Kondakov is Assistant Professor (European University at St. Petersburg, Russia), Researcher (Centre for Independent Social Research, St....

Schapiro Hall, Room 129  
AWM Dinner Meeting

AWM Dinner Meeting 6pm

Join the Association for Women in Mathematics chapter for dinner in Upper Driscoll! All are welcome.

Driscoll Dining Hall, Upper Driscoll  
Real World Econ Discussion - "From Archival Dust to STAT Gold: Adventures in (Russian) Economic History"

Real World Econ Discussion - "From... 6:15pm

Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6:15pm in Paresky 114, grab dinner and come join faculty and students for an informal discussion of economics in the real world!...

Paresky Center, 114  
More perfect than we imagined

More perfect than we imagined 7pm

Please join William Bialek of Princeton University during his general science talk entitled, "More perfect than we imagined: A physicist's view of...

Thompson Chemistry, Wege Auditorium  
The Peculiar Ethics of Geoengineering

The Peculiar Ethics of Geoengineering 7:30pm

Stephen M. Gardiner is Professor of Philosophy and Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of Human Dimensions of the Environment at the University of Washington,...

Griffin Hall, Room 3  

Wednesday, March 1

Endgame Afghanistan

Endgame Afghanistan

In conjunction with the Theater of War, the Gaudino Fund presents a photography exhibit by soldier-turned-photographer Ben Brody. Working primarily for the...

’62 Center for Theatre & Dance  
The Basketball Problem  by Samuel Manzi '17

The Basketball Problem by Samuel Manzi '17 1pm

Mathematics Colloquium Abstract: The rules of the game are tractable: a certain number of players will each take one shot and attempt to make a basket from...

Bronfman Science Center, 106  
Clustering Methods by Olivia Lima '17

Clustering Methods by Olivia Lima '17 1:10pm

Statistics Colloquium Abstract: Clustering is the process of partitioning a data set into subsets of similar observations. K-means clustering and...

Bronfman Science Center, 105  
Designing Price Insurance for Commodity Farmers

Designing Price Insurance for Commodity Farmers 4pm

Associate Professor Ashok Rai will present an Economics department seminar, Designing Price Insurance for Commodity Farmers. A link to the paper, if and...

Griffin Hall, 6  
Up the Creek: Water, Land, and Development in Dubai

Up the Creek: Water, Land, and Development in... 4pm

A talk by Professor Steven Caton, Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulrahman Al Saud Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies at Harvard University WEDNESDAY, MARCH...

Griffin Hall, 4  
Math Puzzle Night

Math Puzzle Night 5:30pm

Join us for dinner at Math Puzzle Night, starting at 5:30 pm in the West Lounge Cafe, in Mission! Prof. Ralph Morrison will bring some math puzzles from...

Mission Park Dining Hall, West Lounge Cafe  
Tackling Climate Change through Human Engineering

Tackling Climate Change through Human Engineering 7pm

The annual Weiss Lecture will be delivered by S. Matthew Liao, Arthur Zitrin Professor of Bioethics; Director for The Center for Bioethics; Affiliated...

Griffin Hall, 3  

Thursday, March 2

Endgame Afghanistan

Endgame Afghanistan

In conjunction with the Theater of War, the Gaudino Fund presents a photography exhibit by soldier-turned-photographer Ben Brody. Working primarily for the...

’62 Center for Theatre & Dance  
Center for Learning in Action Open Office Hours

Center for Learning in Action Open Office Hours 11:30am

Every Thursday from 11:30am-1:30pm, the staff from the Center for Learning in Action will be in Paresky to answer your questions, promote a wide variety of...

Paresky Center, Baxter Hall  
Close Look: Accession Number

Close Look: Accession Number 4pm

Walk through the exhibition with WCMA Director Christina Olsen and Art History Graduate Student Kerry Bickford MA ’17.

Williams College Museum of Art  
Mahmoud Al-Batal presents "Arabic in a Changing World: Cultural and Pedagogical Implications"

Mahmoud Al-Batal presents "Arabic in a... 4pm

Mahmoud Al-Batal, foremost authority on the teaching of Arabic language, will discuss the changes and challenges within the Arabic teaching profession in the...

Schapiro Hall, 129  
Prof. Tania León - Class of 1960 Lecture

Prof. Tania León - Class of 1960 Lecture 4:15pm

Tania León is a vital personality on today’s music scene, in demand as composer and conductor, has been recognized for her significant accomplishments as an...

Bernhard Music Center, 30  
The Photographic Heritage of Jews and Armenians in Framing Genocide

The Photographic Heritage of Jews and Armenians... 4:15pm

The fact that Armenians were overwhelmingly the professional photographers of the Ottoman Empire, and Jews were disproportionately engaged in photography in...

Griffin Hall, Room 6  
Panel : Breaking the Glass Grid: Gender Bias Across Today’s Performing Arts Industries

Panel : Breaking the Glass Grid: Gender Bias... 5pm

with Liza Johnson, Alexis Soloski, Basil Kreimendahl, and others This panel will assemble leading contemporary artists and critics to discuss how and why...

’62 Center for Theatre & Dance, Directing Studio  
Math/Stat Snacks

Math/Stat Snacks 9pm

Take a break from your Thursday night work and come join the Math/Stat Department in the Bronfman Math/Stat Library. Snacks will be served from 9 - 10:00 pm

Bronfman Science Center, Math/Stats Library  

Friday, March 3

Endgame Afghanistan

Endgame Afghanistan

In conjunction with the Theater of War, the Gaudino Fund presents a photography exhibit by soldier-turned-photographer Ben Brody. Working primarily for the...

’62 Center for Theatre & Dance  
Log Lunch:  Cutting our Carbon:  A Participatory Exercise Where You Choose How to Fight Climate Change at Williams!"

Log Lunch: Cutting our Carbon: A... 12pm

Elizabeth Kolbert, Sarah Jacobson, Sarah Gardner. Reservations ($4) thur url: https://goo.gl/forms/cGVvKxacyOT40FJm1 or dlewis@williams.edu

The Log  
Results Concerning the Spectrum of Noetherian Rings by Prof. Cory Colbert, Williams College

Results Concerning the Spectrum of Noetherian... 1pm

Mathematics Faculty Seminar Abstract: A famous question of I. Kaplansky is "What partially ordered sets are order-isomorphic to the spectrum of some...

Bronfman Science Center, 106  
Computer Science Colloquium - feat. Kevin Webb, Swarthmore College

Computer Science Colloquium - feat. Kevin Webb,... 2:35pm

Kevin Webb of Swarthmore College will give a talk titled, "Outsourcing Complexity to the Cloud."

Thompson Chemistry, TCL 202  
Berkshire Symphony

Berkshire Symphony 8pm

Berkshire Symphony offers concert titled “Stars and Planets” featuring star pianists Peter Serkin and Anna Polonsky playing the Bach Double Concerto in C...

Chapin Hall  
Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely featuring Derick K. Grant and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely... 8pm

The Blues Project is a collaboration between Dorrance Dance, led by the extraordinary choreographer Michelle Dorrance, and award-winning musician and...

MainStage, ’62 Center  
Spring Planetarium Shows

Spring Planetarium Shows 8pm

Please join us for our free planetarium shows. Reservations are required. Call Michele Rech at 597-2188 or email mcr4@williams.edu.

829 Main Street, Milham Planetarium  

Saturday, March 4

Endgame Afghanistan

Endgame Afghanistan

In conjunction with the Theater of War, the Gaudino Fund presents a photography exhibit by soldier-turned-photographer Ben Brody. Working primarily for the...

’62 Center for Theatre & Dance  
Student Choice

Student Choice 11am

Take a roving tour of the museum with student gallery guides. Hear them highlight their favorite works, bringing new perspectives from their diverse areas of...

Williams College Museum of Art  
Berkshire Symphony Family Concert with Ephs Out Loud

Berkshire Symphony Family Concert with Ephs Out... 2pm

The Berkshire Symphony Family Concert with conductor Ronald Feldman takes place on Saturday March 4, at 2:00 p.m. in Chapin Hall. The orchestra performs...

Chapin Hall  

Sunday, March 5

Endgame Afghanistan

Endgame Afghanistan

In conjunction with the Theater of War, the Gaudino Fund presents a photography exhibit by soldier-turned-photographer Ben Brody. Working primarily for the...

’62 Center for Theatre & Dance  
Tax/FAFSA/PROFILE Workshop

Tax/FAFSA/PROFILE Workshop 1pm

One-on-one help with trained volunteers on filing taxes, and financial aid officers will assist with applications. Tax filing help is only available for...

Sawyer Library, 269  
Body and Soul

Body and Soul 7pm

A Film Screening with Q&A afterwords with John Sbardellati, Associate Professor of History - University of Waterloo. Sponsored by the Department of History,...

Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center  

February 27 - March 5, 2017