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About Williamstown
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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Kinetic Action Conference 2015

When: Jan 16, 2015 7 PM to Jan 18, 2015 12 PMin Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 16 Jan 2015 19 )
Berkshire Grown Holiday Farmers' Market

Over 35 farmers sell their seasonal products at this annual event produced by Berkshire Grown and the Sustainable Food & Agriculture Program.

When: Nov 23, 2014 10 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10 )
Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Camille A. Brown, in collaboration with dramaturg/director Kamilah Forbes, composer Scott Patterson, set designer Liz Nelson, and lighting designer Burke Wilmore, creates a multimedia work that depicts the complexities of carving out a positive identity as a Black female in urban American culture. Using Angela Davis bookBlues Legacies and Black Feminism, Toni MorrisonsThe Bluest Eye, and community-based participatory research as inspiration, this work seeks to examine the politics of pleasure, the concept of patriarchy, and contemporary notions of beauty for black women while addressing the ambiguity and overlap of these topics. Combining history and musicology with the fantastical approach ofAlice and Wonderland, Camille A. Brown asks the question: what are our rabbit holes?

Known for high theatricality, gutsy moves, and virtuosic musicality, Camille A. Brown & Dancers soar through history like a whirlwind. The companys work explores typical, real life situations ranging from literal relationships to more complex themes with an eye on the past and present.

This performance is made possible by the W. Ford Schumann 50 Endowment for the Arts and the Lipp Family Fund for Performing Artists.

When: Nov 4, 2014 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 / $3 Students (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20 )
Williams Percussion Ensemble

Led by Matthew Gold the Williams Percussion Ensemble features cutting edge new music and master- pieces of the twentieth century. The ensemble surveys a vast terrain of sound and rhythm by employing all manner of percussion instruments, found sounds, and electronics to create music that resonates across boundaries of genre and discipline.

When: Nov 15, 2014 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: f (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20 )
Men's Cross-Country

NCAA Div. III Regional

When: Nov 15, 2014 11 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11 )
Reflections on The New Era: Reassessing the 1920s

This conference explores the evolution of scholarly understanding of the dynamic, dramatic, and later deeply economically depressed epoch of three presidents, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover, 1921-1933. Situated in the deep valleys cast by the twin peaks of Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, these three men and their times have long been cast in shadow. For much of the twentieth century, historians caricatured or dismissed their lives and legacies as part of an unfortunate aberration between the Progressive Era and the New Deal. By the early 1960s, revisionist scholars began to take a fresh look at this era. Sponsored by the Stanley Kaplan Program in American Foreign Policy.

When: Nov 15, 2014 9 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 09 )
Songwriting Studio Recital

Renown musician and Artist Associate Bernice Lewis introduces a performance by talented Williams song composers. They present some of their newest work in this free concert.

When: Dec 2, 2014 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19 )
Fiction Reading by Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis is an American writer noted for her short stories. Davis is also a novelist, essayist, and translator from French and other languages, and has produced several new translations of French literary classics, including Proust's Swanns Way and Flaubert's Madame Bovary.

When: Feb 17, 2015 12 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00 )
Art Spiegelman's 'WORDLESS!' with music by Phillip Johnston

In his Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece, MAUSa moving father-son memoir about the Holocaust drawn with cats and miceArt Spiegelman changed the definition of comics forever. In WORDLESS! -- a new and stimulating hybrid of slides, talk and musical performance -- he probes further into the nature and possibilities of his medium.

Spiegelman, noted as a historian and theorist of comics as well as an artist, collaborates with Phillip Johnston, the critically acclaimed jazz composer who wrote all-new scores he will be performing live with his sextet. Johnston is best known for his work as a jazz composer (Microscopic Septet, The Coolerators), and as a creator of music for silent films, most recently Lotte Reineger's 1927 animated feature, The Adventures of Prince Achmed.

Named one of Time magazine's '100 Most Influential People', Art Spiegelman has been translated into over 25 languages. Sponsored by the Program in Jewish Studies. Part of a year-long series of events, titled "The Book Unbound," in celebration of the new Sawyer Library.

When: Mar 10, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: Tickets are free but required (Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19 )
Bill T. Jones and Anne Bogart: A Rite

Bill T. Jones and Anne Bogart, join forces for A Rite, a work that celebrates the 100th anniversary of The Rite of Spring. Igor Stravinskys groundbreaking masterpiece and celebrated collaboration with choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky was so revolutionary at the time of its Paris premiere that it incited a riot, and A Rite attempts to imagine the consequence of hearing the piece played for the very first time with a libretto that pulls from the diaries of World War I veterans, Stravinskys score, the writings of physicist Brian Greene, and many other sources.
A Rite is the alchemy of two communities a dance company and a theater companyencountering the legacy of Stravinskys Rite of Spring one hundred years after its birth. The reverberations felt in the works vast wake are woven through world wars, the formation and disintegration of nations, the birth of global culture and scientific changes that did nothing less than alter the way we live now.
An intriguing, intelligent, insightful dance theater piece.
-San Francisco Chronicle

When: Mar 16, 2015 12 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 / $3 Students (Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00 )
Reading by Nick Flynn

Nick Flynn is a writer, playwright, and poet. His most recent publication is The Reenactments,[1][2] which chronicles Flynn's experience during the making of Being Flynn, a film based on his acclaimed 2004 memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City.[3][4] Flynn is also the author of three collections of poetry, including Some Ether, which won the inaugural PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry in 1999, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

When: Nov 7, 2014 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19 )
Chemistry Colloquium

Professor Stephen W. Ragsdale, University of Michigan Medical School

"Regulation of Metabolism by Heme, Redox and Carbon Monoxide"

The lecture will describe results supporting a model for the regulation of various metabolic and systemic processes by linking heme homeostasis to the cellular redox poise and to gas signaling molecules. This model pertains to proteins that contain a heme-binding domain, which is regulated by a thiol/disulfide redox switch involving specific cysteine residues that undergo interconversion between dithiol and disulfide redox states. Because heme is the site of action of gaseous signaling molecules, these proteins are subject to another layer of regulation in which binding of CO and NO can reverse, or amplify the effect of heme. This model is described in relation to recent studies on heme oxygenase-2 (HO2) (1-3), the BK potassium ion channel (4) and the nuclear receptor, Rev-erb (5). Furthermore, because HO and nitric oxide synthase are the sources of endogenous CO and NO in higher organisms, these enzymes play a crucial role in this model. Several recent reviews of this work are available (6-8).

Financial support from NIH-NHLBI (HL 102662A) is gratefully acknowledged.

When: Nov 7, 2014 1:10:00 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:10:00 )
Folding Hyperbolic Polygons by Prof. Matt Harvey, University of Virginia, Wise

Mathematics and Statistics Department Faculty Seminar

Abstract: Given a simple hyperbolic polygon, fold the polygon along one of its diagonals. We investigate a cluster of questions involving whether the resulting folded polygon is still simple. In general, as the radius of the inscribed circle increases, the likelihood of obtaining a simple polygon decreases. Of particular interest are configurations where the folded polygon remains simple as the radius approaches infinity; the Farey diagram provides examples of this behavior. Finally, what happens when considering a sequence of folds across a hierarchy of diagonals?

When: Nov 7, 2014 1 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13 )
See a Site-Specific Wall Drawing Take Shape

Fathi Hassan will set to work making a floor-to-ceiling wall drawing. Well open up the gallery for a half hour each day and invite you behind the scenes to see the work take shape. Stop by to talk with the artist about his creative process. For more information on theFathi Hassan: Migration of Signsexhibitionclick here.

When: Nov 18, 2014 11 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: FREE (Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11 )
Material Friction: Americana and American Art
Material culture from the dawn of the United States shoulders in among work from WCMAs American art collection. Samplers and blanket chests take up residence next to luminous paintings from the Hudson River School and works of high Modernism by the likes of Georgia OKeeffe. Its Joseph Cornell in conversation with a Colonial cabinet maker and John Frederick Kensett talking with a limner from Connecticut.

When: Oct 31, 2014 12 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12 )
Economics Department Seminar

Peter Pedroni of Williams College will present an Economics department seminar. Topic TBA.

A link to the paper, if and when one is available, will be posted at .

When: Nov 12, 2014 4 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16 )
Program in Teaching Lunch

Tess Reed, an Outdoor Educator, will present "Teaching Children to Love Nature"

When: Nov 12, 2014 12 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12 )
Ski and Snowshoe Trek at Field Farm

When: Feb 22, 2015 12 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: Members: FREE; Nonmembers $5. Children FREE.

(Sun, 22 Feb 2015 00 )
Winter Wildlife at Field Farm: Guided Trek

When: Feb 1, 2015 12 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: Members: FREE. Nonmembers $5. Children FREE

(Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00 )
Social Enterprise as a Vehicle for Meaningful Change in the Coffeelands

Dean Cycon 75 is the founder and CEO of Deans Beans Organic Coffee Company, a certified 100%organic, fair trade and kosher coffee roasting operation in Orange, MA. He has almost 40 years of experience doing development work in indigenous communities, including many of the coffee villages in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Dean is a co-founder of Coffee Kids,a non-profitdevelopment group, and of Cooperative Coffees, the worlds first fair trade roasters cooperative.He has been a Woods Hole Research Fellow, a Senior Fulbright Scholar, and a Yale Law SchoolVisiting Fellow.

Dean created Deans Beansin 1993 to prove that businesses can promote positive economic,social and environmental change at the source, and be profitable at the same time. Since its beginnings, Deans Beans has stayed true to its mission.Thecompany takes a people-centered approach to the development projects it funds, designing and implementing projects in partnership with the growers, and working only on projects that meet real needs in the community they are designed to serve and that can be sustained by that community.

Dean and his company have been the recipient of numerous awards, including most recently:

Oslo Business for Peace Honoree, May 2013 Dean was the only American chosen among 80 nominees from 50 countries.This award, informally referred to as the Nobel prize of business, honors socially responsible business owners who bring about positive change

United Nations Womens Empowerment Principles Leadership Award for Community Engagement, March 2013 As the first-ever recipient of this award, Dean was recognized for his companys innovative work toward achieving gender equality in indigenous coffee bean-growing countries.

Thecompany has received a Best Practices Recognition from the Food and AgricultureOrganization of the United Nations; the 2004 Sustainability Award from the Specialty CoffeeAssociation of America; and numerous other awards and recognitions for the quality of its products and thesuccess of its social mission. Deans book about social justice, culture and coffee,Javatrekker:Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee, was awarded the Gold Medal as Best TravelEssay book of 2008 by the Independent Publishers Association.

Says Dean, Activism, community organizing, people-centered development, working with and for indigenous peoples. I have been involved in all of the above as a lawyer and coffee roaster for almost 40 years. I am actively engaged in raising the bar for Fair Trade and social justice in the U.S and in the coffee lands. I created Deans Beans in 1993 to prove that business could (must!) be a vehicle for positive social change by engaging in the lives of grower communities through progressive activism, development and economic relations. It works.

Join us on November 20 and learn about the details of Deans work around the world, and what he has learned through his experience. Refreshments and Deans Beans coffee will be served.

When: Nov 20, 2014 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19 )
Organizing While Undocumented: Intersectionality and Engagement with the Law as a Social Movement Strategy

International Studies Colloquium with Kevin A. Escudero, Gaius Charles Bolin Fellow in Latina/o Studies. Escudero's research interests focus on the activism of undocumented immigrant youth and the role of extra-legal subjects use of legal strategies/tactics to bring about positive social change.

When: Nov 4, 2014 2:45:00 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:45:00 )
Dr. Michael J. Balick: Ancient Wisdom and Modern Medicine: Plants, Peoples, and Cultures in the Tropical Rainforest

Of the 350,000 species of higher plants known to exist on earth, about half are found in the tropical regions of the world. Tropical forests are a rich reservoir of biological diversity, home to a vast range of flora and fauna. This lecture discusses the study of plants used in traditional healing by indigenous cultures, the science of ethnomedicine. Dr. Balick will discuss his work with Dr. Rosita Arvigo, a naprapathic physician and resident of Belize, Central America. Starting in 1987, they have worked together on an ethnobotany project to inventory the ancient and modern uses of the plants found in Belize. Over two dozen traditional healers and other local experts in forest utilization have participated in this effort to collect, identify, and evaluate thousands of plant specimens gathered from the tropical ecosystem. In another area of the world, The Pacific Islands known as Micronesia, Dr. Balick is working with an interdisciplinary team to inventory the vegetation of Pohnpei, Kosrae and Palau Islands and their surrounding atolls and document the traditional uses of plants. This project involves the participation of local ethnobotanists and elders knowledgeable in traditional ways. The team has shown how traditional plant knowledge in this region has devolved, or disappeared when its practitioners pass on without teaching the next generation, and how local initiatives are helping to resolve this crisis, as well as conserve important habitats for future generations. In seeking to show the utility of traditional medical knowledge and practices in the modern world, as well as preserve the biodiversity upon which it depends, scientists find themselves in a race against time, with both ecosystems being destroyed and the ancient wisdom about the plants and their environment rapidly being lost. He will introduce his new book, Rodales 21st Century Herbal: A Practical Guide for Healthy Living Using Natures Most Powerful Plants, a work that has been inspired by ancient texts known as herbals, a genre of books on the therapeutic use of plants published widely during the 15th-18th centuries.

For more than three decades, Dr. Michael Balick has studied the relationship between plants and people, the field known as ethnobotany, and floristics, the study of botanical diversity within a specific region. Most of his research is in remote regions of the tropics, where he works with indigenous cultures to document plant diversity, knowledge of its traditional utilization and evaluation of the potential of botanical resources for broader application and usewhile ensuring through legal mechanisms that benefits from such work are shared with local communities. His career has focused on traditional uses of plantsas food, medicines, fiber, in personal care and for many other purposesin areas that have included the Amazon, Central America, Asia and the Middle East and, most recently the tropical island nations of Micronesia in the Western Pacific Ocean. He is recognized internationally as an expert in the use of plants and plant compounds for promoting health and wellness.

When: Nov 4, 2014 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19 )
Kenney Irish, "Kevin and the Upside Down Halloween"
When: Nov 8, 2014 10 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10 )
Baroque Dance Class with Les Delices

Visiting Artists Les Dlices whose specialty is French music of the baroque, dont limit themselves to the merely sonic. This performance introduces the audience to the delights of period dance styles.

When: Nov 20, 2014 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19 )
Chinese Music Ensemble

The new Williams Chinese Music Ensemble offers and afternoon of classical Chinese music under the direction of Wang Guoweih.

When: Dec 3, 2014 4 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16 )
Telling Stories

Storytelling presentation by Joe and Jesse Bruchac, Abenaki storytellers, poets, and writers. Joe Bruchac holds a B.A. from Cornell University, an M.A. in Literature and Creative Writing from Syracuse and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Union Institute of Ohio. His work as a educator includes eight years of directing a college program for Skidmore College inside a maximum security prison. Living in the Adirondack mountain foothills town of Greenfield Center, New York, much of his writing draws on that land and his Abenaki ancestry. Although his American Indian heritage is only one part of an ethnic background that includes Slovak and English blood, those Native roots are the ones by which he has been most nourished. He, his younger sister Margaret, and his two grown sons, James and Jesse, continue to work extensively in projects involving the preservation of Abenaki culture, language and traditional Native skills, including performing traditional and contemporary Abenaki music with the Dawnland Singers.

Sponsored by the Gaudino Fund under its theme, "At What Cost" and part of the Book Unbound, a year-long initiative centered around the theme of books, libraries, and information, in conjunction with the opening of Sawyer Library. There will be a workshop on 'telling our stories' 2-4 PM and a performance at 7:30 PM.

When: Jan 9, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: Free and open to the public (Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19 )
Elaina Pullano '15, mezzo-soprano

Senior Elaina Pullano '15 presents her final recital in conjunction with her honors thesis. Along with pianist Robin Kibler, she performs great opera works and songs from the classical canon.

When: May 16, 2015 4 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Sat, 16 May 2015 16 )
Berkshire Grown Holiday Farmers' Market

Over 35 farmers sell their seasonal products at this annual event produced by Berkshire Grown and the Sustainable Food & Agriculture Program.

When: Dec 14, 2014 10 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10 )
Daniel Handler: Why Does Lemony Snicket Keep Following Me?

Daniel Handler (A.K.A. Lemony Snicket) is the author of the novels The Basic Eight,Watch Your Mouth, Adverbs and, most recently, the Michael J. Printz Honor-winning Why We Broke Up, a collaboration with noted illustrator Maira Kalman. He also worked with Kalman on the book Girls Standing on Lawns and Hurry Up and Wait (May 2015). Under the name Lemony Snicket he has written the best-selling books series All The Wrong Questions as well as A Series of Unfortunate Events, which has sold more than 60 million copies and was the basis of a feature film. His fifth novel, We are Pirates, is due for release in Feb 2015. The talk will be followed by audience Q&A and a book signing.

When: Feb 7, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: Free of Charge but Tickets Required (Sat, 07 Feb 2015 19 )
Platform for Poets: Reading by Craig Dworkin

WCMA and the English Department turn Publication Studio over to prominent poets who will direct writing projects, make original publications, and share their work.

An Attempt at Exhausting WCMA: A Sociological and Architectural Experiment

Project:In October 1974, Georges Perec sat in the window of a Paris cafe, and chronicled everything that crossed his field of vision over three days. In An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris, he captured the "infraordinary" -- "what happens," as he put it, "when nothing happens."

Publication:Under Craig Dworkin's direction, Williams students will attempt to exhaustively collect, catalogue, and analyze language found within WCMA's walls, opening our minds to the oft-unnoticed language around us.Dworkin will turn student documentation into an original work that's part poem, part sociological survey, part architectural analysis.

Reading:On November 13, Dworkin reads from his work and shares insights into the "infraordinary." Drinks and mingling at 6 pm. Reading starts at 7 pm. Space is limited to 80 people.

When: Nov 13, 2014 6 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: FREE (Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18 )
A Defensible Alternative to Weakness of Will in Platos Phaedo

The Philosophy Department invites you to attend the following lecture "A Defensible Alternative to Weakness of Will in Plato's Phaedo" by guest speaker Travis Butler, Iowa State University. All welcome to attend

When: Nov 13, 2014 4 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16 )
The Permanent Input Hypothesis: The Case of Textbooks and (No) Student Learning in Sierra Leone

David Evans of The World Bank will present a joint CDE / Economics department seminar.

A link to the paper, if and when one is available, will be posted at .

When: Nov 7, 2014 4 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16 )
Flux-charge duality and quantum phase fluctuations

Please join Dr. Andrew J. Kerman '93 of MIT during his joint physics and astronomy colloquium entitled, "Flux-charge duality and quantum phase fluctuations in one-dimensional superconductors." Light refreshments will immediately follow in Student Common Room. Hope to see you there!

When: Oct 31, 2014 2 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14 )
Who We Be: Jeff Chang & Greg Tate in Conversation

Jeff Chang is the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. A radical historian with both street cred and academic chops, Chang talks about multiculturalism, race relations, student activism, political engagement, the state of the arts, and the politics of abandonment. His first book, Cant Stop Wont Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, won the American Book Award, and is only ostensibly about hip-hop; it's really a cultural history. Who We Be: The Colorization of America, examines the cultural transformation of the U.S. over the last three decades.

Greg Tate is the Sterling Brown Fellow in Africana Studies at Williams College. He is a writer, musician, and producer. From 1987-2005 he was a Staff Writer at The Village Voice. Since 1999 Tate has led Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber, a 14-25 member Conducted-Improvisation ensemble based on Butch Morriss patented Conduction system.

Tate's writings on culture and politics have also been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Artforum, Rolling Stone,VIBE, Premiere, Essence, Suede, The Wire, One World, Downbeat, and Jazz Times. He was recently acknowledged by The Source magazine as one of the Godfathers of Hiphop Journalism. Tate has also written for the Museum of Modern Art, The Studio Museum of Harlem, and the Tate Museums in London and Liverpool. His writing about visual art includes monographs and essays about Chris Ofili, Wangechi Mutu, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ellen Gallagher, Kehinde Wiley, and Ramm El Zee.

When: Nov 20, 2014 4 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16 )
Fall Planetarium Show

Please join us each Friday evening at 8PM starting September 12th. The show runs for about an hour and is given by Williams students. Reservations are required for small and large groups. Fun for all ages. If it is a clear night, guests are taken back to the main Observatory on campus to look through the main telescope. Please call Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 for reservations or email at mcr4@williams.edu. Happy star gazing!

When: Oct 31, 2014 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20 )
Break-Out-Trip to Tuscaloosa, AL March 21-29, 2015

Information Session- What are you doing during Spring Break? Join us to learn more about the Chaplains' InterFaith BOT to Tuscaloosa, AL 2015.

When: Nov 5, 2014 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 20 )
Biology Department Seminar

Anne Farewell, STINT Fellow, Sweden

When: Nov 7, 2014 1:10:00 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:10:00 )
Homecoming Spirit!

Face painting, temporary tattoos, pictures with the Purple Cow, and spirited treats and goodies! Located next to the Hospitality Tent in the northern end-zone of Farley-Lamb Field. Family-friendly fun for everyone!

When: Nov 1, 2014 1 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 13 )
Ebola: What Have We Learned?

Panel Discussion sponsored by the Program in Public Health. Speakers include biologist Lois Banta (Williams), political scientist Kim Dionne (Smith College), economist Dave Evans (World Bank), and millenium development goals senior advisor Wendy McWeeny (United Nations).

When: Nov 6, 2014 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 20 )
Chebyshev's Inequality by Christopher Huffaker '15

Mathematics and Statistics Department Colloquium

Chebyshev's Inequality: Bounds for the Number of Primes Less Than a Number x

Abstract: In 1792, Guass conjectured that for the number of prime numbers less than a given number x would be equal to x over log x as x goes to infinity. It took over hundred years for mathematicians to find a proof, but in 1852, Pafnuty Chebyshev discovered bounds for the number of primes less than x, as x goes to infinity. This colloquium will prove the existence of those bounds.

When: Nov 5, 2014 1 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13 )
Williams Concert Choir & Chamber Choir

TheWilliams Concert Choir and the Williams Chamber Choir join forces to present their fall concert. The 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.
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: Nov 7, 2014 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 20 )
Xia Zhou and Andrew Campbell, Dartmouth College

The Computer Science Department presents 2 speakers from Dartmouth College, Xia Zhou and Andrew Campbell. They will each give a talk then hold an information session about graduate school in CS at Dartmouth.

12:00 pm Networking in the Light (Xia Zhou)
12:15 pm StudentLife App: A term in the life of a Dartmouth Class (Andrew Campbell)
12:35 pm Dartmouth CS Graduate School Information Session

When: Nov 5, 2014 12 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Nov 19, 2014 1 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13 )
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 )
Williams Opera Workshop

Williams Opera Workshopis a newly founded project involving student singers and young professionals working together to prepare operatic scenes. This offers singersthe opportunity to further develop skills in stage acting, character development, and foreign language while working as part of an ensemble. The workshop will culminate in a final semi-staged performance in late January.

When: Jan 27, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19 )
Williams Jazz Ensemble

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 focus on modern compositions. This concert features Music of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, with a special guest soloist.

When: May 1, 2015 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Fri, 01 May 2015 20 )
Small Jazz Ensembles

This concert of Small Jazz Ensembles promises many musical delights. Artist Associate in Trombone and jazz coach John Wheeler, whose recording credits include many of the biggest acts in the music business today, presents an ensemble of student performers and arrangers. Under the tutelage of Avery Sharpe, Williams Jazz Quartet is next on the bill with more of their original tunes.

When: Dec 3, 2014 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 19 )
Brass Bash

TheWilliams Brass Ensemblepresents selections of music representing various periods of music history.

When: Mar 19, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19 )
Berkshire Symphony

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Berkshire Symphony in concert on Friday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in Chapin Hall. There is a pre-concert talk with conductor Ronald Feldman and student soloists before the concert at 7:15 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, adjacent to the main venue. Both of these events are free and open to the public.

This gala concert in magnificent Chapin Hall is the final performance of season for the Berkshire Symphony and features some of Williams finest music students. These performers are selected in February by a panel of judges during an annual competition, which is open to Williams music students who have been recommended by their teachers to audition. The orchestra tops off this celebration of music and musicianship with a performance of Symphony No. 1 by Jean Sibelius.

When: Apr 24, 2015 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20 )
Williams Percussion Ensemble

Led by Matthew Gold the Williams Percussion Ensemble features cutting edge new music and master- pieces of the twentieth century. The ensemble surveys a vast terrain of sound and rhythm by employing all manner of percussion instruments, found sounds, and electronics to create music that resonates across boundaries of genre and discipline.

When: Apr 18, 2015 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20 )

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