Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. beginning on February 7 and running through May 2 with the exception of Spring Break March 28 and April 4.
Jason Ananda Josephson, chair and associate professor of the Religion Department at Williams College, has received the 2013 Distinguished Book of the Year Award by the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion for his book The Invention of Religion in Japan.
Hopkins Forest will be closed during the Massachusetts deer hunting (shotgun) season December 2 through December 14.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., November 24, 2013—Williams College senior Brian McGrail is among the 32 American men and women named as Rhodes Scholars for 2014. The Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and arguably most famous academic award for American college graduates, provides for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England. McGrail was
The annual Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols at Williams College will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8 in Thompson Memorial Chapel.
Berkshire Grown will host its 5th annual Holiday Farmers’ Markets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, November 23 and December 14 at Monument Valley Middle School, 313 Monument Valley Road in Great Barrington and Sundays, November 24 and December 15 at Williams College Towne Field House, 82 Latham Street in Williamstown.
Harold James, professor of history and international affairs at Princeton University, will present a lecture titled “The Euro and its Flaws” on Thursday, Nov. 21.
Dava Sobel, author and writer in residence at Smith College, will present a talk on her book A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos.
Aminatta Forna, Sterling Brown Distinguished Visiting Professor at Williams College, will give a reading from her new book The Hired Man.
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, professor of history and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Ohio State University, will present a lecture on Thursday, Nov. 14.
Writer and naturalist, Michael Wojtech will lead a program, “Bark-Get to know your Trees,” on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hopkins Forest. This event is free and open to the public.
Williams College alumnus Dean Cycon will present “Outside the Box – Business as a Vehicle for Social Change” on Tuesday, November 12, at 4 p.m.
Throughout the coming months, the Davis Center at Williams College will sponsor a Social Change Film Series at Images Cinema.
The Williams Reads program at Williams College will host a film festival on this year’s book, Crescent, by Diana Abu-Jaber.
James Carlton, Williams College professor of marine sciences and director of the Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program at Mystic Seaport, has been awarded the California Academy of Sciences’ highest honor, the Fellows’ Medal.
Joe Peek, a vice president in the research department and head of the finance section of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank, will give a lecture at Williams College titled “Monetary Policy and the Financial Crisis: What Were They Thinking?”
Tessa Rajak, the 2013 Visiting Croghan Bicentennial Professor of Classics at Williams College, will present two lectures in November on Jewish and Christian history.
George “Sam” Crane has published a book with Wiley-Blackwell Press titled Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Dao: Ancient Chinese Thought in Modern American Life.
For people in the eastern United States, the sun will rise half covered by the moon on Sunday morning, November 3, and the partial eclipse will last about 3/4 of an hour.
Williams College will host TEDxWilliamsCollege on Saturday, January 25, 2014.