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November 2018

The Lost Forests of New England

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
7:00 pm

The film tells the story of what central New England's original forests looked like before European settlers arrived, what happened when and since they did arrive, and what old growth remnants we have today. Film screening and discussion with filmmaker Robert Leverett.  Robert T. Leverett is the co-founder of the Native Tree Society, co-founder and President of Friends of Mohawk Trail … Continue reading "The Lost Forests of New England"

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The American Immigrant in Short Film

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
8:30 pm
- 10:30 pm
Free

The Coalition for Immigrant Student Advancement present four short films addressing Dreamers, family separation, and the undocumented immigrant as a part of our Immigrant Week. 11/14, Paresky Auditorium, 8:30 PM. We will have snacks!

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“A simple proof of quantum contextuality”

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
4:00 pm
- 5:30 pm

Please join Marcelo Terra Cunha of the University of Campinas, Brazil on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 4:15PM in TPL 205 during his physics and astronomy public talk.

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Nazism Has Conquered Our Entire World

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
4:15 pm
- 5:30 pm

A lecture by Dr. Amos Goldberg, Senior Lecturer and Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Jewry - Hebrew University. Thursday, November 15 at 4:15 pm in Griffin 7. Sponsored by the Departments of History, German & Russian and the Jewish Studies Program.

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Mark Litzsinger – Out of the Shadows

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
6:30 pm
- 7:30 pm

Author Mark Litzsinger will present his book Out of the Shadows and discuss his experiences and recovery from chronic depression.

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Immigrant and Workers’ Rights in Western Mass: A Presentation by the Pioneer Valley Workers Center

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Free

Learn about the work of the Pioneer Valley Workers Center, an organization that builds power with low wage and immigrant communities in Western MA. They are based in Northampton and advocate for and protect the rights of low-wage and immigrant workers throughout western MA.

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The Feminist Awakening in China – Talk by Leta Hong Fincher

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
7:30 pm
- 9:00 pm
Free

Journalist and scholar, Leta Hong Fincher will discuss her new book, Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China. Based on first hand reporting and research in China, Betraying Big Brother is a landmark study of rising feminist consciousness and politics in the People's Republic of China

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Log Lunch: Power markets & Innovation: What’s Driving the Energy Transformation

Friday, November 16th, 2018
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm

Peter Kelly-Detwiler '83, NorthBridge Energy Partners.  Local food vegetarian homemade lunch.  Reservations $4 thru url:   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeRwjNs4ZdYtq_od_yQR159ynmEQr6RDc4ULbNyIYZwURyJvw/viewform or dlewis@williams.edu.  If cost is a financial hardship, financial aid students may get a reduced-price lunch at CES office before Friday.  Sponsored by Center for Environmental Studies.

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“Angelo Cecchi and his contemporaries: the dawn of stellar spectroscopy and spectral classification”

Friday, November 16th, 2018
2:30 pm
- 3:30 pm

Please join John Hearnshaw of Canterbury U, New Zealand during his joint physics and astronomy colloquium on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 2:30PM in TPL 205. Light refreshments will immediately follow in public common room.

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Climate Change and Ecosystem Transformation:; Plant Wax Evidence from Indian Ocean Drilling

Friday, November 16th, 2018
3:00 pm
- 4:30 pm

Dr. Sarah Feakins, Univ. of Southern California, will give a presentation on "Climate Change and Ecosystem Transformation: Plant Was Evidence from Indian Ocean Drilling." Lecture is sponsored by the Geosciences Dept.

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