Events

April 26 - May 2, 2017

Wednesday, April 26

MIDWEEKMUSIC

MIDWEEKMUSIC 12:15pm

Bring a friend, bring your lunch, and enjoy our popular midday and midweek concert series. A musical sampler, every week offers up a mixture of traditional...

Chapin Hall  
Using PDE to Model Tumor Growth by Schuyler Melore '17

Using PDE to Model Tumor Growth by Schuyler... 1pm

Mathematics Colloquium Abstract: PDE are used to model many physical phenomena. In this talk we examine a transport diffusion model for tumor growth with...

Bronfman Science Center, 106  
Meta-Analysis of Risk Differences by Hae-Min Jung '17

Meta-Analysis of Risk Differences by Hae-Min... 1:10pm

Statistics Senior Thesis Defense Abstract: Meta-analysis combines the results of multiple studies to infer an overall treatment effect. Random Effects...

Bronfman Science Center, 105  
Dimensionality and Disagreement: Asymptotic belief divergence in response to common information

Dimensionality and Disagreement: Asymptotic... 4pm

Assistant Professor Greg Phelan will present an Economics department seminar based on joint work with Isaac Loh ('15): Dimensionality and Disagreement:...

Griffin Hall, 6  
Prof. Alex Rehding - Class of 1960 Lecture

Prof. Alex Rehding - Class of 1960 Lecture 4:15pm

Professor Alexander Rehding of Harvard University gives a lecture titled, A Ninth for the New Millennium: Marking Time in '9 Beet Stretch' about a radical...

Bernhard Music Center, 30  
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  

Thursday, April 27

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: Artist Meleko Mokgosi in Conversation

Close Look: Artist Meleko Mokgosi in Conversation 4pm

Curator of Contemporary Art, Lisa Dorin and Artist Meleko Mokgosi discuss process and his exploration of history and allegory.

Williams College Museum of Art  
Spring Semester Coffeehouse!

Spring Semester Coffeehouse! 6pm

Why not come on down to Paresky for the full music and eatery experience for this Thursday dinner! Live student music, many of them originals, for your...

Paresky Steps  
Environmental Martyrdom and Defenders of the Forest

Environmental Martyrdom and Defenders of the... 7pm

Martyrdom is direct action in extremis. Martyrs put their bodies on the line, risking, for the sake of principle, not just a weekend in jail, but burial in...

Griffin Hall, Room 3  
The 2017 French Presidential Elections: What are the National and International Stakes?

The 2017 French Presidential Elections: What... 7pm

The importance of the French presidential election has rarely been this high. Since the loss of one of Europe’s main pillars – the UK, coupled with the shift...

Schapiro Hall, 129  
Williams Brass Ensemble

Williams Brass Ensemble 7pm

The Williams Brass Ensemble explores the wide breadth of music and expression available to brass instruments. Spanning the centuries in groupings large and...

Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center  
August: Osage County

August: Osage County 7:30pm

Must the Promised Land necessarily become cursed and haunted? It is possible to stop moral downfall and pursue happiness instead? In his eye-opening play,...

Adams Memorial Theatre, ’62 Center  
Refugees, Resettlement, and Contemporary American Politics

Refugees, Resettlement, and Contemporary... 7:30pm

Join us for a short presentation by filmmaker Renée Silverman, followed by a screening of her documentary film, Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes On the...

Paresky Center, Auditorium  
SoCA Presents: Fanshen Cox - One Drop of Love

SoCA Presents: Fanshen Cox - One Drop of Love 8pm

SoCA invites Jamaican-American Fanshen Cox, an award-winning playwright, actor, and educator to perform her one-woman show, One Drop of Love, live. According...

MainStage, ’62 Center  
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, April 28

Log Lunch:  "Whales and Other Fish,"

Log Lunch: "Whales and Other Fish," 12pm

Les Beldo, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Studies. Reservations ($4) thru url: https://goo.gl/forms/LCCtB9aMsQwWAUFE3 or dlewis@williams.edu.

The Log  
Random Matrices With Poisson Eigenvalue Statistics by Prof. Mihai Stoiciu

Random Matrices With Poisson Eigenvalue... 1pm

Mathematics Faculty Seminar Abstract: We give an overview of several recent results on random matrices exhibiting local (microscopic) Poisson eigenvalue...

Bronfman Science Center, 106  
Perspective on Quantum Information Science and Quantum Noise Control

Perspective on Quantum Information Science and... 2:30pm

Please join Lorenza Viola of Darmouth University during her joint physics and astronomy colloquium. Light refreshments will follow in Public Common room

Thompson Physics, 205  
Williams Chamber Choir

Williams Chamber Choir 4pm

This concert by the Williams Chamber Choir will feature, among other works, Heinrich Schütz’s exquisite Musikalische Exequien – an intimate yet elaborate...

The Clark  
 Single Payer Reform: The Best Way to Move Forward from the ACA

Single Payer Reform: The Best Way to Move... 7:30pm

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) substantially expanded coverage, but has left 26 million uninsured and tens of millions who have coverage but still face...

Paresky Center, Auditorium  
August: Osage County

August: Osage County 7:30pm

Must the Promised Land necessarily become cursed and haunted? It is possible to stop moral downfall and pursue happiness instead? In his eye-opening play,...

Adams Memorial Theatre, ’62 Center  
Cap and Bells presents Into the Woods the Musical

Cap and Bells presents Into the Woods the Musical 7:30pm

Cap & Bells, Williams College’s student theatre group, is delighted to partner with the Clark to present the musical Into the Woods directed by Madeline...

The Clark, Manton Center Auditorium  
ADT Spring Show - Hope

ADT Spring Show - Hope 8pm

Come out and see what the Asian Dance Troupe has been working on this year! Note that there has been a change in start time and that the show, though...

Goodrich Hall  
SoCA Presents: Elizabeth Acevedo

SoCA Presents: Elizabeth Acevedo 8pm

Join SoCA this Friday for Elizabeth Acevedo's spoken word performance. You may have seen Acevedo in one of her viral poetry videos which have been picked up...

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  
Williams Jazz Ensemble

Williams Jazz Ensemble 8pm

The Williams Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Kris Allen is our premier jazz group, performing works from throughout the big band canon, with a special...

Chapin Hall  

Saturday, April 29

Men's Golf

Men's Golf

NESCAC Spring Championship

Taconic Golf Club  
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  
Holi Celebration

Holi Celebration 1pm

Playing Holi involves throwing powdered colors and spraying your friends with water guns on Paresky lawn! Everyone is welcome!

paresky lawn  
Voice Studio Recital

Voice Studio Recital 4pm

Students of Erin Nafziger present vocal works from the classical from the classical repertoire.

Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center  
August: Osage County

August: Osage County 7:30pm

Must the Promised Land necessarily become cursed and haunted? It is possible to stop moral downfall and pursue happiness instead? In his eye-opening play,...

Adams Memorial Theatre, ’62 Center  
Cap and Bells presents Into the Woods the Musical

Cap and Bells presents Into the Woods the Musical 7:30pm

Cap & Bells, Williams College’s student theatre group, is delighted to partner with the Clark to present the musical Into the Woods directed by Madeline...

The Clark, Manton Center Auditorium  
ADT Spring Show - Hope

ADT Spring Show - Hope 8pm

Come out and see what the Asian Dance Troupe has been working on this year! Note that there has been a change in start time and that the show, though...

Goodrich Hall  
Williams Percussion Ensemble

Williams Percussion Ensemble 8pm

In programs featuring cutting-edge new music and master- pieces of the twentieth century, WiPE surveys a vast terrain of sound and rhythm. The ensemble...

Chapin Hall  
SoCA Presents: BYOB (Bring Your Own Bikini) Beach-Themed Party

SoCA Presents: BYOB (Bring Your Own Bikini)... 10pm

Come through to Currier ballroom this Saturday night for your weekly dose of litness! Featuring chunes from DJ Syxx Figgaz (Dancehall, Afropop, Zouk, Konpa,...

Currier Ballroom  

Sunday, April 30

Men's Golf

Men's Golf

NESCAC Spring Championship

Taconic Golf Club  
Stacey Tamura ’17, piano - Senior Recital

Stacey Tamura ’17, piano - Senior Recital 1pm

Senior Stacey Tamura offers an afternoon concert of classical works for piano.

Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center  
Williams Chamber Choir

Williams Chamber Choir 4pm

This concert by the Williams Chamber Choir will feature, among other works, Heinrich Schütz’s exquisite Musikalische Exequien – an intimate yet elaborate...

The Clark  
Sitar and Tabla Studio Recital

Sitar and Tabla Studio Recital 7pm

Students of the Indian instruments sitar and tabla present a concert with their teachers Veena Chandra and Devesh Chandra.

Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center  

Monday, May 1

Mathematics Senior Thesis Defense by Andy Yu Zhu Yao '17

Mathematics Senior Thesis Defense by Andy Yu... 1pm

New Classes of Orthogonal Polynomials on the Unit Circle and Random Bernoulli Verblunsky Coefficients Abstract: We present the general theory for...

Bronfman Science Center, 106  
Student Fiction and Poetry Reading

Student Fiction and Poetry Reading 4pm

Winners of the Annual Fiction and Poetry contests will read from their work. Sponsored by the English Department

Griffin Hall, Room 3  
Monthly Math/Stat Department Dinner

Monthly Math/Stat Department Dinner 5:30pm

Monthly Math/Stat Department Dinner. All are welcome. Free for students without meal plans.

Mission Park Dining Hall, Dennett Private Dining Room  

Tuesday, May 2

Mathematics Senior Thesis Defense by Rebecca Durst '17

Mathematics Senior Thesis Defense by Rebecca... 1pm

Benford's Law Beyond Independence: Copulas and Detecting Fraud Abstract: Benford’s law describes a common phenomenon among many naturally occurring data...

Bronfman Science Center, 106  
"Congressional Redistricting: An Examination of Processes and Outcomes"

"Congressional Redistricting: An... 4pm

Political Economy students Caitlin Buckley, Jonathan Linen, Frances Pietrantonio and Connor Reedy will present their POEC 402 project, "Congressional...

Griffin Hall, 3  
Library Tuesday Tea with Jason Josephson-Storm

Library Tuesday Tea with Jason Josephson-Storm 4pm

Professor Josephson-Storm discusses writing his book The Myth of Disanchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences (University of Chicago...

Sawyer Library, Stetson Reading Room  
Violin Studio Recital

Violin Studio Recital 4pm

Violinists from the Studio of Joana Genova get together for a grand program of solo works for piano.

Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center  
Surviving Summer: Budgeting for Internships

Surviving Summer: Budgeting for Internships 7pm

Get a jump on saving for your internship. Budgeting for a summer internship is a major key to having a great summer!

Schapiro Hall, 129  
Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Sympathizer 

Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Sympathizer  7pm

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times best seller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Other honors include the Dayton Literary...

Griffin Hall, Room 3  
Jazz Voice Studio Recital

Jazz Voice Studio Recital 7:30pm

Students from the studio of Samirah Evans present an evening of great standard tunes.

Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center  

April 26 - May 2, 2017