Events

September 14 - 20, 2017

Thursday, September 14

Study Away General Information Session

Study Away General Information Session 7pm

Come learn more about study away at Williams! Where can you go? When should you go? Why should you study away? Attending an information session is required...

Griffin Hall, 3  
American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference

American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making... 8pm

Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative and one of the most acclaimed and respected lawyers in the nation. His...

Chapin Hall  
Math/Stat Snacks

Math/Stat Snacks 9pm

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

Bascom House  

Friday, September 15

Log Lunch:  Confronting Climate Change,"

Log Lunch: Confronting Climate Change," 12pm

CES Documentary Film featuring Van Jones, James Hansen, Bill McKibben and Elizabeth Kolbert. Reservations ($4) thru url: ...

The Log  
Chain Conditions on Noetherian Integral Domains and Noetherian Unique Factorization Domains by Prof. Susan Loepp

Chain Conditions on Noetherian Integral Domains... 1pm

Mathematics Faculty Seminar Abstract: Noetherian rings are known to satisfy some nice chain conditions. Indeed, they are defined to satisfy the famous...

Stetson Court classroom, 101  
Chemistry Colloquium

Chemistry Colloquium 1:10pm

Professor Maren Buck, Smith College "Poly(2-alkenyl azlactone)s: Versatile Polymers for the Synthesis of Multifunctional Gels and Drug Delivery Platforms"

Thompson Chemistry, 202  
Rep Richard Neal: Why Real Tax Reform Is So Hard

Rep Richard Neal: Why Real Tax Reform Is So Hard 1:30pm

Congressman Richard Neal (D- Springfield, MA 1st District) will discuss the politics and policy around changing the US tax structure in the age of Trump. ...

Griffin Hall  
All About Grad School

All About Grad School 2:30pm

Come join the Physics and Astronomy faculty to discuss grad school, how to apply and what to know. Light refreshments will be served in Student Common Room.

Science quad (weather permitting)  
Computer Science Colloquium - "What I Did Last Summer"

Computer Science Colloquium - "What I Did... 2:35pm

Short presentations by your fellow CS students on summer research, jobs, and internships, including places like Facebook and Google.

Thompson Chemistry, TCL 202  
Ritmo Latino Fall Auditions

Ritmo Latino Fall Auditions 7pm

Ritmo Latino is a student-led organization devoted to embracing and increasing awareness of Latin/Afro-Latin cultures through dance. Stop by the '62 Center...

’62 Center for Theatre & Dance, Shared Studio  
"Sarah Bernhardt's Handkerchief" by Carol Ockman, Professor of Art

"Sarah Bernhardt's Handkerchief" by... 7:30pm

Close Encounters with Stardom. My Father’s Suicide. The Power of Objects. “Sarah Bernhardt’s Handkerchief,” a drama in one act written and performed by...

CenterStage, ’62 Center  
Fall Planetarium Shows

Fall Planetarium Shows 8pm

Shows will resume this fall. Please contact Michele Rech at 597-2188 for reservations or email mcr4@williams.edu

Milham Planetarium  

Saturday, September 16

Convocation 2017

Convocation 2017 11am

Fall Convocation marks the beginning of the academic year. This ceremony celebrates the Senior Class and its many accomplishments, and introduces the year's...

Chapin Hall  
"Sarah Bernhardt's Handkerchief" by Carol Ockman, Professor of Art

"Sarah Bernhardt's Handkerchief" by... 7:30pm

Close Encounters with Stardom. My Father’s Suicide. The Power of Objects. “Sarah Bernhardt’s Handkerchief,” a drama in one act written and performed by...

CenterStage, ’62 Center  

Sunday, September 17

WALLS Pick Up Day

WALLS Pick Up Day 9am

Calling all Williams students! Be outside WCMA, rain or shine, by 9am to borrow a WALLS artwork for the semester.

Williams College Museum of Art  
Storytime: Jamie Kasulis '20!

Storytime: Jamie Kasulis '20! 9pm

Join us for the first storytime of the year this Sunday 9/17 at 9 pm in Upstairs Paresky! Come here Jamie Kasulis share her storytime! There will be cookies.

Paresky Center, Henze Lounge  

Monday, September 18

Faculty-Staff Meditation Group

Faculty-Staff Meditation Group 12pm

Faculty-Staff Meditation Group When: Mondays at noon, beginning Sept. 18. Please arrive as close to noon as possible to set up your own meditation seat...

Thompson Memorial Chapel, Zen Meditation Room  
Digit Bias in Data Sets by Jay Habib '18

Digit Bias in Data Sets by Jay Habib '18 1pm

Mathematics Colloquium Abstract: When we look at the leading digits of entries of many natural data sets, we may not immediately notice any pattern in...

Bronfman Science Center, 106  
A Conversation on the Constitution

A Conversation on the Constitution 4pm

In honor of Constitution Day, Wayne Hammond, Chapin Librarian at Williams College, will lead “A Conversation on the Constitution” on Monday, Sept. 18, at 4...

Sawyer Library, Chapin Gallery (Sawyer 406)  
DACA: What Now?

DACA: What Now? 4:15pm

Immigration attorney Mary Walsh of Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C. will present on DACA: What Now? In this session participants will gain a better understanding...

Griffin Hall, 7  
Math Puzzle Night

Math Puzzle Night 6pm

Join us for dinner at Math Puzzle Night, 6-7pm in the Dennett Private Dining Room, in Mission! Professors Steven Miller and Mihai Stoiciu will bring some...

Mission Park Dining Hall, Dennett Private Dining Room  
Neuland / New Territories: German and Austrian Film Festival

Neuland / New Territories: German and Austrian... 7pm

This year's German and Austrian Film Festival explores "Neuland/New Territories" with two feature films and one documentary. In tonight's film, Vor der...

Images Cinema  

Tuesday, September 19

Out of the Darkness and Into the Light? Development Effects of Rural Electrification

Out of the Darkness and Into the Light?... 4pm

Fiona Burlig ('12), Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago, will present an Economics department seminar: Out of the Darkness and Into the Light?...

Schapiro Hall, 241  
Davis Center Block Party

Davis Center Block Party 6pm

The Davis Center is shutting down Walden Street and hosting our first annual block party in lieu of the DC Open House. This will be a time for community...

Walden Street  

Wednesday, September 20

Hilbert's Basis Theorem by Timothy Kostolansky '18

Hilbert's Basis Theorem by Timothy Kostolansky '18 1pm

Mathematics Colloquium Abstract: In 1890, David Hilbert proved an extremely powerful result: If a ring R is Noetherian then the polynomial ring R[X] is...

Bronfman Science Center, 106  
SIAM Meeting

SIAM Meeting 2pm

Interested in Applied Math? Not sure? Join us for info/cookies! Come to Bronfman 107 after the senior math colloquium on Wednesday, September 20th at 2:00...

Bronfman Science Center, 107  
Study Away Fair

Study Away Fair 4pm

Come to the annual Williams Study Away Fair! Learn more about the various programs offered, meet program providers, and talk with Study Away staff! Don't...

Paresky Center, Baxter Hall  
AWM Weekly Dinner Meeting

AWM Weekly Dinner Meeting 6pm

Join the Association for Women in Math for dinner and good conversation in Upper Driscoll! All are welcome.

Driscoll Dining Hall, Upper Driscoll  
Fiction Reading by Jo Ann Beard

Fiction Reading by Jo Ann Beard 7pm

Public Reading Jo Ann Beard achieved cult status among a whole generation of young writers with her essay collection The Boys of My Youth, which came out in...

The Williams Bookstore  

September 14 - 20, 2017