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The Town of Williamstown Massachusetts was founded in 1765 and is located in Berkshire County in the northwestern corner of the state.

Williamstown is home of the Sterling and Clark Art Institute which houses one of the worlds largest collections of Renoir as well as other impressionists. The Williams College Museum of Art has fine collections as well. Williamstown Theatre Festival which operates during the summer months brings marvelous Broadway and Hollywood performers to the town.

The town is acknowledged by Norman Crampton in his book The 100 Best Small Town in America which ranked Williamstown as the 18th best American Small Town, the only community in Massachusetts included in the top 100!!

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Softball vs Middlebury (away)
Williams vs Middlebury

When: Apr 4, 2015 12 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 12 )
Baseball vs Wesleyan (Conn.) (away)
Williams vs Wesleyan (Conn.)

When: Apr 4, 2015 3 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 15 )
Softball vs Middlebury (away)
Williams vs Middlebury

When: Apr 4, 2015 2 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 14 )
Baseball vs Wesleyan (Conn.) (away)
Williams vs Wesleyan (Conn.)

When: Apr 4, 2015 1 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 13 )
Men's Lacrosse vs Amherst (home)
Amherst vs Williams

When: Apr 4, 2015 1 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 13 )
Men's Tennis vs Washington (Mo.) (home)
Washington (Mo.) vs Williams

When: Apr 4, 2015 1 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 13 )
Keynote Speech: Class of 1966 Environmental Center Dedication

"Environmental Studies: The Essential Liberal Art for the 21st Century". Bill Moomaw '59, Chief Scientist for EarthWatch Institute will explore the role of education in solving the key environmental challenges of this century.

A global leader in the field of international environmental policy, Bill Moomaw partners with scientists and policy makers to translate science into policy-relevant terms. He founded the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at Tufts University and Clean Air Cool Planet, a non-profit that worked with college campuses to reduce carbon emissions. Bill also served as lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategies; IPCCs work on global climate change was recognized with the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Join us for a look forward at the key environmental issues of this century and an exploration of how education will help us to address global challenges.



When: Apr 17, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19 )
Biology Seminar

Dean Li, University of Utah



When: Apr 17, 2015 1:10:00 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:10:00 )
Wallace Roney Quintet

Wallace Roney earned the admiration and respect of his colleagues and his elders since age 16. He has been an integral part of the band with Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Walter Davis Jr., Herbie Hancock, Jay McShann, David Murray, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Curtis Fuller, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. He was one of the few musicians in his generation who learned and perfected his craft directly from alliances with Jazz Masters. But his most important and meaningful relationship was with Miles Davis.

Wallace was mentored by Miles Davis after Miles heard him in 1983 at his birthday gala performance in Carnegie Hall. Their association peaked when Miles chose Wallace to share the stage at his historic performance in Montreux in 1991. After Davis died, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams and Roney banded together and toured the world in tribute.



When: Apr 17, 2015 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20 )
Men's Tennis vs Claremont-M-S (away)
Williams vs Claremont-M-S

When: Apr 1, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19 )
Women's Lacrosse vs Tufts (home)
Tufts vs Williams

When: Apr 1, 2015 6 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18 )
Lyn Hejinian Poetry Reading

Poet, essayist, translator, and publisher, Lyn Hejinian was a founding figure of the Language movement and co-editor of the influential Poetics Journal. Her numerous books include My Life, The Book of a Thousand Eyes and Saga/Circus, as well as the critical collection The Language of Inquiry. A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Hejinian is currently co-editor of Atelos, which publishes cross-genre works by poets.



When: Apr 16, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19 )
Economics Department Seminar

Professor Susan Godlonton will present an Economics department seminar, Title TBA.

A link to the paper, if and when one is available, will be posted at <http://econ.williams.edu/seminars-events-2>.



When: Apr 15, 2015 4 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16 )
Men's Lacrosse vs Vassar (away)
Williams vs Vassar

When: Apr 15, 2015 4 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16 )
Baseball vs RPI (away)
Williams vs RPI

When: Apr 15, 2015 4 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16 )
Softball vs RPI (away)
Williams vs RPI

When: Apr 14, 2015 6 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18 )
Softball vs RPI (away)
Williams vs RPI

When: Apr 14, 2015 4 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16 )
Baseball vs Grace University (home) @ Tucson, AZ
Grace University vs Williams

When: Mar 29, 2015 11 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11 )
Softball vs Wesleyan (Conn.) (away)
Williams vs Wesleyan (Conn.)

When: Apr 17, 2015 5 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17 )
Men's Lacrosse vs Tufts (away)
Williams vs Tufts

When: Mar 31, 2015 3 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15 )
Softball vs Chapman (away)
Williams vs Chapman

When: Mar 31, 2015 5 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17 )
Softball vs Chapman (away)
Williams vs Chapman

When: Mar 31, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19 )
Film Screening "1913: Seeds of Conflict"

A documentary directed by Ben Loeterman, "Seeds of Conflict" explores the divergent social forces growing in Ottoman Palestine before World War I, when Arabs and Jews existed in harmony as Ottomans. This advance film screening with feature a Q&A session with director Ben Loeterman.

Sponsored by the Departments of History, Religion, Arabic Studies, and Jewish Studies.



When: Apr 16, 2015 4 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16 )
Frank Deford Award

The 26th presentation of the Frank Deford Award and the 6th presentation of the Aaron Pinksy 06 Student Broadcasting Award at Williams College will be in the Paresky Auditorium.

A reception will follow in the Paresky Auditorium Lobby.

The Deford Award honors the top student Sports Information assistant(s) at Williams and is the only award of its kind in college sports. The Aaron Pinsky 06 Student Broadcasting Award, which is believed to be the only award of its kind on a college campus, honors the top student contributor(s) to our webcasting efforts.

The featured speaker and presenter at this years event will be Amherst grad Jamie Horowitz, who got his start in TV sports under the tutelage of Eph Sam Flood 83 at NBC Sports. Horowitz later left NBC Sports and joined ESPN where he was in charge of creating programming. Among the programs he helped launch are First Take and Sports Nation (co-producer) and Numbers Never Lie (co-producer). Horowitz was also a prime mover in returning Keith Olbermann to ESPN.



When: Apr 30, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19 )
Math/Stat Department Gelato Social

All are welcome.



When: Apr 28, 2015 6 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18 )
"How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America"

The annual Weiss Lecture on Medicine and Medical Ethics, delivered by Dr. Otis Brawley (Chief medical and scientific officer of The American Cancer Society)



When: May 4, 2015 6 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: Free and open to the public. (Mon, 04 May 2015 18 )
Flute Studio Recital

Students of Jacqueline DeVoe offer a concert of music for classical flute.



When: Apr 27, 2015 5 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17 )
Phi Beta Kappa Induction

Phi Beta Kappa is the national honor society. Membership signifies top academic success at institutions of higher learning across the country. Election to Phi Beta Kappa is granted to the top five percent of the Williams Class of 2015 at the end of their junior year. At the end of the senior year, students in the top 12.5 percent of the class, excluding those already elected, are eligible for election. Reception to follow.



When: Jun 6, 2015 8 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 06 Jun 2015 08 )
Senior Recital Jonathan Dely '15, trumpet

Senior Jonathan Dely '15 offers an evening of small group jazz.



When: May 3, 2015 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sun, 03 May 2015 20 )
The Hour of Feeling
When: May 7, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Thu, 07 May 2015 19 )
MIDWEEKMUSIC in the Chapel

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 fare, with exciting accents of the unexpected. Williams student musicians value the informal atmosphere ofMIDWEEKMUSICand they use it to workshop their pieces, try out something new, show off something that doesnt fit in other concert formats, or just to have some fun. Instructors are encouraged to have their students present themes together, and the impromptu mini-lecture can also be part of the enjoyment.

This week our concert is in beautiful Thompson Memorial Chapel. We hope to feature, alongside our regular program, Williams music students playing the chapel organ.



When: Apr 15, 2015 12:15:00 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:15:00 )
Williams Student Symphony

TheWilliams Student Symphonyis conducted and administered by students with sponsorship by the music department. The orchestra encourages original programing and inspired performance.



When: May 16, 2015 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Sat, 16 May 2015 20 )
Small Jazz Ensembles

This concert ofSmall Jazz Ensemblespromises many musical delights.

If solo jazz aspires to the highest form of individualism, and if big band jazz embodies the soul of unbridled but organized expression, the small jazz ensemble is a rich gumbo that can taste like either big band or solo jazz. A genre in and of itself, the small band configuration is ideal for bringing together musicians of many levels in a happy coexistence. The accomplished improviser can polish skills and push on into uncharted territory, while the neophyte gets the hang of things, waiting for the right moment to step out in front to experience an exhilarating brief foray into the fast rushing stream of musical creation. Sink or swim, the small jazz group challenges and thrills thoroughly.

TheSmall Jazz Ensemblesconcert offers a whos who in the Williams jazz scene. Artist Associate in Trombone and Co-DirectorJohn Wheeler, whose recording credits include many of the biggest acts in the music business today, trains an ensemble that explores the classic standards. The second group is mentored byAvery Sharpe, Artist Associate in Jazz Bass, and Co-Director. Mr. Sharpe is a renowned bass player who has performed with such jazz legends as McCoy Tyner, Archie Shepp, and Art Blakey, just to name a few.



When: May 13, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Wed, 13 May 2015 19 )
Senior Class Day

The Williams College Department of Music presents graduating seniors from theClass of 2015in a concert performed on their last full undergraduate day. This free event is open to the public. Doors will open at 10:00 a.m. for this very popular event. This hour long morning of music represents all ranges of music including classical and jazz and is the final concert of the season.



When: Jun 6, 2015 11 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Sat, 06 Jun 2015 11 )
Williams College Wind Ensemble

TheWilliams College Wind Ensembleled byMatthew Marsitpresents a concert titledWinds of Change. The group melds contemporary and traditional art music for winds and percussion. Programs frequently include world premiere performances, traditional works for wind band, and soloists.



When: May 15, 2015 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Fri, 15 May 2015 20 )
Larchmere String Quartet

Since its inception in 2011, the Larchmere String Quartet has garnered international attention for its musical dynamism and innovative programming. The Quartet currently holds the position of Artists-in-Residence at the University of Evansville and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra in Indiana, where they work with students at the University of Evansville, perform as the principal players of the Evansville Philharmonic, and serve as the Universitys ambassadors of chamber music performance abroad.

Dedicated to bringing the accessibility of chamber music to all audiences, the members of the LSQ have performed regularly on the international stage in venues such as the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Royal Festival Hall in London and Suntory Hall in Tokyo, as well as the most intimate settings such as community centers, bars, coffee shops and schools. Recent festival appearances include a fully funded Banff Centre Residency in Canada and the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy.



When: May 2, 2015 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Sat, 02 May 2015 20 )
MIDWEEKMUSIC Tuesday

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 fare, with exciting accents of the unexpected. Williams student musicians value the informal atmosphere ofMIDWEEKMUSICand they use it to workshop their pieces, try out something new, show off something that doesnt fit in other concert formats, or just to have some fun. Instructors are encouraged to have their students present themes together, and the impromptu mini-lecture can also be part of the enjoyment.

Relaxed and informal,MIDWEEKMUSICis a chance for everyone to share the music while seated on the Chapin Hall stage. Enjoy the sound of our Bsendorfer Imperial grand piano in a setting that is at once both regal and intimate.



When: May 19, 2015 12:15:00 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Tue, 19 May 2015 12:15:00 )
Williams Concert Choir and Chamber Choir

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Concert Choir and the Williams Chamber Choir.The concert is held in Chapin Hall on the Williams campus on Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m. This free event is open to the public.

About Williams Concert Choir and Chamber Choir
Williams College has long had a fine tradition of music performance in its choral ensembles. Director Brad Wells has helped that tradition flourish. The choral program has much to offer students interested in singing with performances throughout the year and a wide range of repertoire, as well as recordings and tours.

About Brad Wells
Conductor, singer, and composer Brad Wells directs the choral program, oversees and teaches studio voice, and leads courses in conducting, arranging and voice science and style. Mr. Wells is also founder and director of Roomful of Teeth, a professional vocal ensemble dedicated to creating new music and 2014 winner of a Grammy for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.



When: May 8, 2015 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Fri, 08 May 2015 20 )
The Nile Project

The Nile Project was founded in 2011 by Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian- American singer Meklit Hadero to address the Nile Basins cultural and environmental challenges. Using music, education, and innovation programs, the Nile Project inspires, informs, and empowers university students to work together to foster the sustainability of their ecosystem.



When: Apr 10, 2015 12 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00 )
Piano Studio Recital

The studio of Artist in ResidenceDoris Stevensongives a final performance in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the nine-foot Steinway grand piano. A classic performance by Williams student musicians.



When: May 16, 2015 2 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Sat, 16 May 2015 14 )
Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble

TheWilliams Jazz Repertory Ensemblefeatures Monks Music. Kris Allen leads this newly conceived group, which devotes itself to the study and presentation of significant composers and movements in jazz history.



When: May 14, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Thu, 14 May 2015 19 )
Studio Jazz Guitar Recital

Students from the studio of Robert Phelps give a concert of jazz and blues including classic tunes and original improvisation.



When: May 19, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Tue, 19 May 2015 19 )
Spring Wonders Vacation Camp


When: Apr 20, 2015 12 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: Trustees Members: $125/both days; $65/one day. Non-members $150/both days; $80/one day

(Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00 )
Envisioning Curatorial Practice

Cesar Garcia, Founding Director and Chief Curator of The Mistake Room in Los Angeles

Co-presented by WCMA and the Graduate Program

Located in a converted garment factory, The Mistake Room serves as a platform for under-represented and emerging artists, hosting a program of international and interdisciplinary exhibitions and projects that spark global dialogue. Garcias talk will survey of experimental models of artistic and cultural productionartist-run spaces, publishing houses, and alternative academiesstemming from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia over the last decade and consider how they might inform institution-making in the United States.



When: Apr 20, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: FREE (Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19 )
Women's Tennis vs Johns Hopkins (away)
Williams vs Johns Hopkins

When: Apr 3, 2015 12 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 12 )
Baseball vs Wesleyan (Conn.) (home)
Wesleyan (Conn.) vs Williams

When: Apr 3, 2015 4 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16 )
Softball vs Middlebury (away)
Williams vs Middlebury

When: Apr 3, 2015 5 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17 )
Women's Lacrosse vs Amherst (away)
Williams vs Amherst

When: Apr 3, 2015 6 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18 )
Panel Discussion: Class of 1966 Environment Center Dedication

Bridging the Academic and the Applied:The Class of 1966 Environmental Center as a Living Laboratory

David Dethier, Edward Brust Professor of Geology & Mineralogy

Amy Johns 98, Director, Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives

Hank Art, Rosenburg Professor of Environmental Studies & Biology

Ben Benedict, Lecturer in Art

Eirann Cohen 15

Learn how the Environmental Center is being integrated into the Williams curriculum through class projects and independent research.



When: Apr 18, 2015 2 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14 )
Softball vs Redlands (away)
Williams vs Redlands

When: Mar 29, 2015 3 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15 )

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