News Releases

Congressman Badillo to Speak During Latino Heritage Month

Former Congressman Herman Badillo will speak on “The Future of Education in the Latino Community,” in one of the events celebrating Latino Heritage Month at Williams College. The theme of this year’s sequence of events is “LUCHANDO! The Legacy of Latino Activism.” His talk is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3. Continue reading »

Williams Fall Semester Dance Concert

The Williams College Dance Concert scheduled for Friday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. will present choreography by guest artist H.T. Chen, Williams dance coordinator Holly Silva, and Liz Ellis '06. It will include "Warriors of Light," one of two works choreographed by H.T. Chen, one work by Silva, one by Ellis, and one work by Alvin Ailey (restaged by permission). General admission is $3. The performance will be held in Lasell Dance Studio, Continue reading »

Branford Marsalis in Residency at Williams College

Few families can boast the musical pedigree of the Marsalis family, New Orleans’ renowned band of jazz-loving brothers. Branford Marsalis, arguably the brother with the broadest musical scope and most relentless spirit of innovation, will be at Williams for a residency from Wednesday, Nov. 12 to Friday, Nov. 14. Continue reading »

W. Anthony Sheppard Wins Kurt Weill Music Award

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music has awarded W. Anthony Sheppard, associate professor of music, the 2003 Kurt Weill Prize for his book “Revealing Masks: Exotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater.” With this honor comes a $2,500 prize. Continue reading »

Third-Ranking U.S. House Democrat to Speak at Williams

U.S. Congressman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman of the House of Representative’s Democratic Caucus, will speak Friday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3 on the Williams College campus. The talk, titled “Presidential Election 2004: Challenges and Choices,” is free and open to the public. Continue reading »

What is Fiction Science?

What do roller coasters and film making have in common? Both will be discussed at “Fiction Science,” a symposium sponsored by the physics department on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6 and 7, and what they have in common is Kevin Parent and John Underkoffler, graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The two men will present a joint lecture on Thursday at 8 p.m. in Wege Auditorium of the Thompson Chemistry Laboratory, and a colloquium on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Thompson Physics, room 205, jointly sponsored by the physics and astronomy departments. Both, who are technology geeks, are often described with enthusiasm and affection as "wild, wonderful, and smart." Parent and Underkoffler furnished the following background. Continue reading »

Conference Celebrates Du Bois’s “The Souls of Black Folk”

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Oct. 31, 2003 - Williams College will host the conference, “The Souls of Black Folk: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Century of the Color Line,” on Thursday, Nov. 6 through Saturday, Nov. 8. The conference, which is open to the public, commemorates the publication of “The Souls of Black Folk,” a collection of essays considered to be one of Du Bois’s most important books. Continue reading »

Series on Anti-Semitism Scheduled at Williams

A year-long series at Williams College on topics related to anti-Semitism begins October 13. Three of the six lectures take place this fall, in a series sponsored by the Bronfman Advisory Committee-Wiener Lecture Fund, the Gaudino Fund, and the Jewish Studies program. Continue reading »

Center for Foreign Languages Addresses the Art of Translation at First Annual Conference

Capturing the nuances of language requires more than substituting vocabulary and conjugating verbs. Translation is an art, with variations and beauties all its own. To recognize and further the efforts of translators, the Williams College Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is sponsoring an international conference, “The Translator Speaks: Literature, Language and the Art of Translation,” Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The conference will focus on the relationship between translation and literature at key moments in world history. Continue reading »

Economic Historian to Look at the 20th Century

Joel Mokyr, the Robert H. Strotz Professor of Arts and Sciences and professor of economics and history at Northwestern University, will give a talk “The Wondrous Century: Europe in the World Economy 1900-2000” on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. in Thompson Physics, room 203, on the Williams College campus. Continue reading »