Events

April 23 - 29, 2014

Wednesday, April 23

German Language Table

German Language Table 12:00pm

Join German faculty, Teaching Associates, and students for lively conversation over lunch on Wednesdays. All are welcome, beginners to advanced.

Paresky Center  
Japanese Language Table

Japanese Language Table 12:00pm

Join Japanese faculty and students in lively conversation over lunch on Wednesdays. All are welcome, from beginners to advanced.

Mission Park  
Russian Language Table

Russian Language Table 12:00pm

Join Russian faculty, the Russian Teaching Associate and students for some lively conversation over lunch on Wednesdays. All are welcome, beginners to advanced.

Mission Park  
An Intuitive Approach to the Fourier Transform by Jared Hallett '14

An Intuitive Approach to the Fourier Transform... 1:00pm

Mathematics and Statistics Department Colloquium Abstract: The Fourier Transform is one of the world's most important mathematical tools. It has...

Bronfman Science Center  
"The Sixth Extinction"

"The Sixth Extinction" 5:30pm

Elizabeth Kolbert, author, will read from her new book about mass extinctions past and present. Discussion to follow. Sponsored by the Center for...

Williams College Museum of Art  
Anything But Straight in Athletics (ABS)

Anything But Straight in Athletics (ABS) 9:00pm

Anything But Straight is a group for LGBT and questioning athletes. Open to varsity and club athletes.

 

Thursday, April 24

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  
Modern Greek Language Table

Modern Greek Language Table 12:00pm

Native speakers, language students, and Greek language and culture enthusiasts are all welcome to join us for conversation over lunch on Thursdays at this...

Paresky Center  
Africana Studies 2014 Senior Thesis Presentations

Africana Studies 2014 Senior Thesis Presentations 4:00pm

This Thursday April 24, please join us as we proudly present academic work completed by members of the Africana Studies 2014 graduating class. Kenny E....

Hollander Hall  
Foreign Bank Subsidiaries' Default Risk: What Factors Help Insulate Affiliates from their Parents?

Foreign Bank Subsidiaries' Default Risk: What... 4:00pm

Maria Soledad Martinez-Peria from the World Bank will present on "Foreign Bank Subsidiaries' Default Risk: What Factors Help Insulate Affiliates from their...

Center for Development Economics  
Sigma Xi at Williams - 2014 Lecture

Sigma Xi at Williams - 2014 Lecture 4:15pm

The Alphabet of Revelations: (Meta)Genomics as a Means to Understand Microbes and their Complex Ecosystems Claire Ting Department of...

Thompson Chemistry  
The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the war of Ideas

The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in... 5:00pm

Political pundit and AEI scholar Jonah Goldberg is coming to Williams to speak about the subject of his latest book "The Tyranny of Cliches" The book has...

Griffin Hall  
Swahili Language Table

Swahili Language Table 5:30pm

Join us for conversation in Swahili over lunch on Thursdays. Native and non-native speakers and enthusiasts of Swahili language and culture are invited to...

Mission Park  
How (Not) To Be Alone

How (Not) To Be Alone 10:00pm

How do we escape loneliness, and should we want to? How (Not) To be Alone is an exciting new musical about young people profoundly defined by the...

Currier Ballrom  

Friday, April 25

Italian Language Table

Italian Language Table 12:00pm

Join students, native speakers and other enthusiasts of Italian language and culture over lunch on Fridays. All are welcome to attend this student-initiated...

Paresky Center  
Log lunch talk by Paul de Konkoly Thege '14:

Log lunch talk by Paul de Konkoly Thege '14: 12:00pm

Using Carbon -14 to Reconstruct Past Ocean Circulation in the Bering Sea. Lunch reservations should be made by Thursday noon at: ...

The Log  
CANCELED IN FAVOR OF 4 pm SEMINAR: Some Functional Analysis Behind Multidimensional Continued Fractions by Prof. Thomas Garrity

CANCELED IN FAVOR OF 4 pm SEMINAR: Some... 1:00pm

Mathematics and Statistics Department Colloquium Abstract: We will first discuss why people should care about multidimensional continued fractions and then...

Bronfman Science Center  
Chemistry Class of 1960 Scholars Colloquium

Chemistry Class of 1960 Scholars Colloquium 1:10pm

Dr. Susan MarquseeUniversity of California, Berkeley "Beyond the Native State: Uncovering the Sequence Determinants of a Protein’s Energy...

Thompson Chemistry  
Atmospheric Models

Atmospheric Models 2:30pm

Please join Evan Couzo '05 of MIT for his joint physics and astronomy colloquium entitled, " Atmospheric Models: Why you should never ever ever trust them,...

Thompson Physics  
Computer Science Colloquium

Computer Science Colloquium 2:35pm

Stephen Majercik (Bowdoin) will be giving a talk titled "Nature Inspired Optimization Techniques". Please join us for refreshments in the CS Common Room...

Thompson Chemistry  
Chamber Choir in the Rotunda

Chamber Choir in the Rotunda 4:00pm

The Williams Chamber Choir is a mixed, sixteen-voice group. Williams College has a long tradition of choral music performance and the Chamber Choir’s...

Williams College Museum of Art  
Diophantine Equations With Generalized Fibonacci Numbers by Prof. Florian Luca, Instituto de Matematicas de la UNAM, Visiting Dartmouth College

Diophantine Equations With Generalized... 4:00pm

Mathematics and Statistics Department Faculty Seminar Abstract: Let k > 1. The k-generalized Fibonacci numbers F_n^{(k)}, n -(k-1) start with (k-1) zeros...

Bronfman Science Center  
Goats in the Woods

Goats in the Woods 4:00pm

This community celebration of goats features a goat meal prepared by Wild Oats Market and a presentation by Dr. Peter Smallidge, NYS Extension Forester and...

Pine Cobble School  
Towards a Grand Unified Theory of Growth: Understanding Growth Transitions

Towards a Grand Unified Theory of Growth:... 4:00pm

Lant Pritchett, Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, will lead a seminar on his...

Griffin Hall  
2nd Annual Crossing Borders Conference Kick-Off Event

2nd Annual Crossing Borders Conference Kick-Off... 6:00pm

Join us for our second annual Crossing Borders Conference. Through this conference we strive to encourage faculty or staff educators to share their research...

Williams College Museum of Art  
The Davis Center’s Second Annual Crossing Borders Conference

The Davis Center’s Second Annual Crossing... 6:00pm

This year’s conference focuses on the theme of space, place, and environment; it is an exciting opportunity for faculty and students to collaborate on...

Griffin Hall  
Berkshire Symphony Soloists Gala

Berkshire Symphony Soloists Gala 8:00pm

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Berkshire Symphony in concert. There is a pre-concert talk with guest conductor Andrew Massey and...

Chapin Hall  
Kusika and the Zambezi Marimba Band

Kusika and the Zambezi Marimba Band 8:00pm

Kusika and the Zambezi Marimba Band represent a continuing dedication to study and creativity rooted in rich traditions and innovation from Africa and the...

MainStage, ’62 Center  
Winter/Spring Planetarium Show

Winter/Spring Planetarium Show 8:00pm

Please join us each Friday evening at 8PM starting February 7th. The show runs for about an hour and is given by Williams students. Reservations are...

Milham Planetarium  
Trashion Show

Trashion Show 8:30pm

Student volunteers will model outfits made of everyday trash items as in a fashion show; meanwhile, an announcer will discuss the environmental impact of the...

Paresky Auditorium  

Saturday, April 26

Men's Golf at NESCAC NCAA Qualifier (away)

Men's Golf at NESCAC NCAA Qualifier (away) 12:00am

Williams at NESCAC NCAA Qualifier

Away Game  
Second Annual Crossing Borders Faculty-Student Research Conference

Second Annual Crossing Borders Faculty-Student... 9:00am

The Second Annual Crossing Borders Faculty-Student Research Conference will take place on April 26 & 27, 2014. Co-sponsored by the Davis Center and the...

Griffin Hall  
Adam O'Farrill's Stranger Days Quartet

Adam O'Farrill's Stranger Days Quartet 3:00pm

Adam O'Farrill, a sophomore at Manhattan School of Music, brings his jazz quartet to Williams for what promises to be a spectacular performance. Sponsored...

Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center  
Yoga in Currier Ballroom

Yoga in Currier Ballroom 3:00pm

Open Vinyasa Yoga Classes in Currier Ballroom by Williams Yoga

 
Fiction Reading by Aaron Thier

Fiction Reading by Aaron Thier 5:00pm

Aaron Thier is the author of the novel The Ghost Apple (Bloomsbury 2014), and his writing has appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, and The Buenos Aires...

Water Street Books  
Annual Spring Dinner Hosted by Koreans of Williams

Annual Spring Dinner Hosted by Koreans of Williams 5:30pm

Koreans of Williams is having their annual spring dinner for Asian Heritage Month! Get ready to fill your tummy with Korean food catered by Spice Dragon and...

First Congregational Church  
Williams Gospel Choir

Williams Gospel Choir 7:00pm

The Williams College Gospel Choir is a Christian-based, student-led group that worships God through song and prayer. The goal of Gospel Choir is to foster...

Chapin Hall  
Kusika and the Zambezi Marimba Band

Kusika and the Zambezi Marimba Band 8:00pm

Kusika and the Zambezi Marimba Band represent a continuing dedication to study and creativity rooted in rich traditions and innovation from Africa and the...

MainStage, ’62 Center  

Sunday, April 27

Men's Golf at NESCAC NCAA Qualifier (away)

Men's Golf at NESCAC NCAA Qualifier (away) 12:00am

Williams at NESCAC NCAA Qualifier

Away Game  
Second Annual Crossing Borders Faculty-Student Research Conference

Second Annual Crossing Borders Faculty-Student... 9:00am

The Second Annual Crossing Borders Faculty-Student Research Conference will take place on April 26 & 27, 2014. Co-sponsored by the Davis Center and the...

Griffin Hall  
18th Annual Run For A Cure

18th Annual Run For A Cure 2:00pm

Come out for the 18th Annual Williams College Run For A Cure, Sunday, April 27th at 2PM, Chapin Beach! The 4K run is in honor of Matt Stauffer '96 and all...

Chapin Beach  
Sunday Spin!

Sunday Spin! 2:00pm

After A Long Week, Get Your Heart Rate Up On The Bike While Listening To Some Great Tunes. Due to limited space (only 15 bikes), sign ups will be done...

Lasell Gymnasium  
Chamber Choir in the Rotunda

Chamber Choir in the Rotunda 4:00pm

The Williams Chamber Choir is a mixed, sixteen-voice group.Williams College has a long tradition of choral music performance andthe Chamber Choir’s...

Williams College Museum of Art  
One Night Only: Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises"

One Night Only: Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises" 8:00pm

Missed it during Spring Break? For one night only, Images Cinema will be bringing back legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki farewell masterpiece "The Wind...

Images Cinema  
Storytime: Chelli Riddiough '14

Storytime: Chelli Riddiough '14 9:00pm

Come join us this Sunday night at 9PM to hear Chelli tell her story! There will be delicious cookies and wonderful company!

 

Monday, April 28

Chinese Language Table

Chinese Language Table 12:00pm

Join Chinese faculty, Language Fellows, and students for lively conversation over lunch on Mondays and Thursdays. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to...

Mission Park Dining Hall  
Spanish Language Table

Spanish Language Table 12:00pm

Join Spanish faculty, Teaching Associates, and students in lively conversation over lunch on Mondays. All are welcome, from beginners to advanced.

Driscoll Dining Hall  
Adjusted Pythagorean Formula by Victor Luo '14

Adjusted Pythagorean Formula by Victor Luo '14 1:00pm

Relieving and Readjusting Pythagoras: Improving the Pythagorean Formula Mathematics and Statistics Department Thesis Defense Abstract: The Pythagorean...

Bronfman Science Center  
Latina/o Studies Pre-Registration Open House

Latina/o Studies Pre-Registration Open House 4:00pm

All are warmly invited to an Open House with coffee, tea and sweets hosted by the Latina/o Studies Program--not just for concentrators and potential...

Hollander Hall  
Yoga Class

Yoga Class 8:00pm

Open vinyasa yoga class in Currier Ballroom by Williams Yoga!

 

Tuesday, April 29

Arabic Language Table

Arabic Language Table 12:00pm

Join Arabic faculty, Teaching Associates and students for some lively conversation over lunch on Tuesdays. All are welcome, beginners to advanced.

Mission Park  
French Language Table

French Language Table 12:00pm

Join French faculty, Teaching Associates, and students for lively conversation over lunch on Tuesdays. All are welcome, beginners to advanced.

Mission Park  
Primes in Arithmetic Progressions in Function Fields by Samuel Tripp '14

Primes in Arithmetic Progressions in Function... 1:00pm

Mathematics and Statistics Department Thesis Defense Abstract: Dirichlet's Theorem on Primes in Arithmetic Progressions states that if $\ell$ and $k$ are...

Bronfman Science Center  
Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendency, Western Decline and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work

Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendency, Western... 2:45pm

International Studies Colloquium with Kimberly Hoang, Assistant Professor of Sociology and International Studies, Boston College.

Schapiro Hall  
Library Tuesday Teas with Antonia Foias

Library Tuesday Teas with Antonia Foias 4:00pm

Antonia Foias, Professor of Anthropology discusses the writing of her book Ancient Maya Political Dynamics. The Tuesday Teas series is organized by Williams...

Sawyer Library  
Class of 1960 Lecture: "Harmontology: diverse conceptions of the nature of harmony, with implications for its presence or absence in several musical styles."

Class of 1960 Lecture: "Harmontology: diverse... 4:15pm

Professor William Benjamin of the University of British Columbia offers a lecture titled "Harmontology: diverse conceptions of the nature of harmony, with...

Bernhard Music Center  
AASiA and BSU General Discussion (with Hot Tomatoes!)

AASiA and BSU General Discussion (with Hot... 5:30pm

Come to discuss how Asian American and African American identities interact and overlap. How do Asians fit into the white-black dichotomy of race? How do you...

Dodd House  
Michael Needham Talk: "Washington isn't broken, it just works for the wrong people."

Michael Needham Talk: "Washington isn't broken,... 7:30pm

Heritage Action CEO and Williams College Alum, Michael Needham '04 is coming to Williams to give a talk on what he thinks is wrong with the Washington...

Paresky Center  
"My First" Super Storytime!!

"My First" Super Storytime!! 8:00pm

Williams College Storytime presents an evening of laughter, tears and stories of people doing things for the first time. Join us for delicious cookies and...

Goodrich Hall  

April 23 - 29, 2014

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