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Beyond their transformative work with, and primary dedication to, students, Williams professors are also highly accomplished thinkers, scientists, and artists who extend human understanding through their own research and creative expression. Learn more about our faculty and their amazing work in this video collection. (And visit tedx.williams.edu/videos/ for more!)

  • 58:06

    TIF Talks - What Difference Will We Make? A panel discussion

    TIF Talks - What Difference Will We Make? A panel discussion

    A panel discussion on Oct. 3, 2015 featuring: President Adam Falk; Denise Buell, dean of faculty and professor of religion; Edan Dekel, professor and chair of classics and jewish studies; and Protik Majumder, physics professor and director of the Science Center. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A panel discussion on Oct. 3, 2015 featuring: President Adam Falk; Denise Buell, dean of faculty and professor of religion; Edan Dekel, professor and chair of classics and jewish studies; and Protik Majumder, physics professor and director of the Science Center. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 19:53

    Exploding stars, colliding galaxies and you | Karen Kwitter | TEDxWilliamsCollege

    Exploding stars, colliding galaxies and you | Karen Kwitter | TEDxWilliamsCollege

    Karen Kwitter is the Ebenezer Fitch Professor of Astronomy at Williams College. She studies planetary nebulae, the glowing gas shells ejected by dying sun-like stars. Recently, Kwitter and colleagues have observed planetary nebulae in the Milky Way using the Hubble Space Telescope, and in the Andromeda Galaxy (2 million light years away) using the Gran Telescopio Canarias, one of the world's largest. Her courses include introductory astrophysics, a tutorial on the search for extraterrestrial life, and an advanced course on interstellar matter. She received her B.A. from Wellesley and her M.A. and Ph.D. from UCLA. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the International Astronomical Union's Working Group on Planetary Nebulae. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
    Karen Kwitter is the Ebenezer Fitch Professor of Astronomy at Williams College. She studies planetary nebulae, the glowing gas shells ejected by dying sun-like stars. Recently, Kwitter and colleagues have observed planetary nebulae in the Milky Way using the Hubble Space Telescope, and in the Andromeda Galaxy (2 million light years away) using the Gran Telescopio Canarias, one of the world's largest. Her courses include introductory astrophysics, a tutorial on the search for extraterrestrial life, and an advanced course on interstellar matter. She received her B.A. from Wellesley and her M.A. and Ph.D. from UCLA. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the International Astronomical Union's Working Group on Planetary Nebulae. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
  • 19:42

    Why there is no mind/body problem: Joe Cruz at TEDxWilliamsCollege

    Why there is no mind/body problem: Joe Cruz at TEDxWilliamsCollege

    Joe Cruz is a professor of philosophy at Williams College. He specializes in the philosophy of the mind and the theory of knowledge. His articles have appeared in Mind and Language, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and Knowledge and Skepticism. He teaches a range of Williams courses, including skepticism and relativism, perception and reality, philosophy of animal life, cognitive science, embodiment and consciousness, and contemporary epistemology. He received a B.A. in philosophy from Williams College and a Ph.D. in philosophy and cognitive science from the University of Arizona. An avid adventure cyclist, he has traveled extensively in India, Tibet, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and South America. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
    Joe Cruz is a professor of philosophy at Williams College. He specializes in the philosophy of the mind and the theory of knowledge. His articles have appeared in Mind and Language, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and Knowledge and Skepticism. He teaches a range of Williams courses, including skepticism and relativism, perception and reality, philosophy of animal life, cognitive science, embodiment and consciousness, and contemporary epistemology. He received a B.A. in philosophy from Williams College and a Ph.D. in philosophy and cognitive science from the University of Arizona. An avid adventure cyclist, he has traveled extensively in India, Tibet, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and South America. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
  • 18:46

    Visual Images in a Verbal Culture

    Visual Images in a Verbal Culture

    Michael Lewis, Williams College's Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History, discusses "Visual Images in a Verbal Culture." Delivered July 25, 2011, as part of the Williams Thinking lecture series.
    Michael Lewis, Williams College's Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History, discusses "Visual Images in a Verbal Culture." Delivered July 25, 2011, as part of the Williams Thinking lecture series.
  • 18:36

    #dangerousbodies #blackwomen #scifi: Rhon Manigault-Bryant at TEDxWilliamsCollege

    #dangerousbodies #blackwomen #scifi: Rhon Manigault-Bryant at TEDxWilliamsCollege

    Rhon Manigault-Bryant is an assistant professor of Africana studies at Williams College. She is a scholar-artist who merges her life as a musician and vocalist with her interdisciplinary specializations in religion, gender, race, music, popular culture, and ethnographic methods. Her book Talking to the Dead: Religion, Music, and Lived Memory among Gullah/Geechee Women will soon be published by Duke University Press, and she is now at work on a book about how film and contemporary media influence mass interpretations of the black female body. Her creative endeavors have earned grants from the Ford Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. At Williams she teaches courses on research methods and ethnographic approaches to Africana studies, race and gender, and womanist/black feminist thought. She received an A.B. from Duke University, and an M.Div. and Ph.D. from Emory University. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
    Rhon Manigault-Bryant is an assistant professor of Africana studies at Williams College. She is a scholar-artist who merges her life as a musician and vocalist with her interdisciplinary specializations in religion, gender, race, music, popular culture, and ethnographic methods. Her book Talking to the Dead: Religion, Music, and Lived Memory among Gullah/Geechee Women will soon be published by Duke University Press, and she is now at work on a book about how film and contemporary media influence mass interpretations of the black female body. Her creative endeavors have earned grants from the Ford Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. At Williams she teaches courses on research methods and ethnographic approaches to Africana studies, race and gender, and womanist/black feminist thought. She received an A.B. from Duke University, and an M.Div. and Ph.D. from Emory University. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
  • 18:52

    The curious case of transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils: Lois Banta at TEDxWilliamsCollege

    The curious case of transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils: Lois Banta at TEDxWilliamsCollege

    Lois Banta is an associate professor of biology at Williams College. Her research explores the ways in which plants protect themselves from diseases. Her work has been published in the Journal of Bacteriology and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and has received major grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Fulbright Commission, and the Teagle Foundation. She teaches courses in microbiology; bioinformatics, genomics, and proteomics; cellular regulatory mechanisms; genetics; and environment, immunity, and infectious disease. She received her B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and her Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
    Lois Banta is an associate professor of biology at Williams College. Her research explores the ways in which plants protect themselves from diseases. Her work has been published in the Journal of Bacteriology and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and has received major grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Fulbright Commission, and the Teagle Foundation. She teaches courses in microbiology; bioinformatics, genomics, and proteomics; cellular regulatory mechanisms; genetics; and environment, immunity, and infectious disease. She received her B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and her Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
  • 17:01

    Shakespeare, Marlowe, and their Jews: John Kleiner at TEDxWilliamsCollege

    Shakespeare, Marlowe, and their Jews: John Kleiner at TEDxWilliamsCollege

    John Kleiner is a professor of English at Williams College. He is a scholar of classical and medieval literature whose work has been supported by the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The author of Mismapping the Underworld: Error in Dante's "Comedy," he is at work on a new book, The Art of Losing: Versions of Failure from Virgil to Shakespeare. His articles and essays include "On Failing One's Teachers," "Criminal Invention," and "Diffusion of hydrogen in a' -VHx." He has taught courses on Shakespeare, expository writing, Chaucer, Dante, allegory, Hollywood film, journalism, and violence. He has a B.A. in religion and physics from Amherst College, an M.S. in physics from Cornell University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in comparative literature from Stanford University. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
    John Kleiner is a professor of English at Williams College. He is a scholar of classical and medieval literature whose work has been supported by the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The author of Mismapping the Underworld: Error in Dante's "Comedy," he is at work on a new book, The Art of Losing: Versions of Failure from Virgil to Shakespeare. His articles and essays include "On Failing One's Teachers," "Criminal Invention," and "Diffusion of hydrogen in a' -VHx." He has taught courses on Shakespeare, expository writing, Chaucer, Dante, allegory, Hollywood film, journalism, and violence. He has a B.A. in religion and physics from Amherst College, an M.S. in physics from Cornell University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in comparative literature from Stanford University. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
  • 54:31

    Prof. Susan Engel: "How We Should Educate Today's Children"

    Prof. Susan Engel: "How We Should Educate Today's Children"

    "An Immodest Proposal: How We Should Educate Today's Children" Susan Engel, Director of Program in Teaching and Senior Lecturer in Psychology Susan Engel's research has focused on the emergence of narratives, children's autobiographical memory, imaginative processes in childhood, and the development of curiosity. Drawing on discoveries about human development made in the past 50 years, she will discuss what's wrong with schools in this country, and how we can change them so that our children can become thoughtful, industrious, inventive, and civically minded adults. Her work has appeared in chapters and articles for scientific publications, and she has also written for teachers and parents. She has published three books, and her fourth, Red Flags or Red Herrings, which is about predicting a child's future, will be published by Simon and Schuster in 2011. In 2007/8 she published a series of columns in the New York Times describing how teachers solve problems, and in 2009/10 she published two op-ed pieces in the New York Times, one on teacher education, the other on curriculum. She is the co-founder of an experimental school in New York State, where, for 14 years, she oversaw all aspects of educational practice, including developing curriculum and supervising the teachers. Produced by Bill Matthiesen '70, Berkshire Film & Video, www.bfv.com
    "An Immodest Proposal: How We Should Educate Today's Children" Susan Engel, Director of Program in Teaching and Senior Lecturer in Psychology Susan Engel's research has focused on the emergence of narratives, children's autobiographical memory, imaginative processes in childhood, and the development of curiosity. Drawing on discoveries about human development made in the past 50 years, she will discuss what's wrong with schools in this country, and how we can change them so that our children can become thoughtful, industrious, inventive, and civically minded adults. Her work has appeared in chapters and articles for scientific publications, and she has also written for teachers and parents. She has published three books, and her fourth, Red Flags or Red Herrings, which is about predicting a child's future, will be published by Simon and Schuster in 2011. In 2007/8 she published a series of columns in the New York Times describing how teachers solve problems, and in 2009/10 she published two op-ed pieces in the New York Times, one on teacher education, the other on curriculum. She is the co-founder of an experimental school in New York State, where, for 14 years, she oversaw all aspects of educational practice, including developing curriculum and supervising the teachers. Produced by Bill Matthiesen '70, Berkshire Film & Video, www.bfv.com
  • 18:25

    Pop Orientalism -- Tin Pan Alley to Taiwan Today: W. Anthony Sheppard at TEDxWilliamsCollege

    Pop Orientalism -- Tin Pan Alley to Taiwan Today: W. Anthony Sheppard at TEDxWilliamsCollege

    Tony Sheppard is a professor of music at Williams College. His research encompasses 20th- and 21st-century opera and music theater, film music, vocal timbre, cross-cultural influence and exoticism, and American art and popular music history. He has written a book on ritualized performance in modernist music theater and a forthcoming book on Japan in the American musical imagination. His work has been featured in The New York Times and on PBS and has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. He has lectured for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, at major universities, and at the Library of Congress. He is editor-in-chief of The Journal of the American Musicological Society and has served as director-at-large of the American Musicological Society. At Williams he teaches courses in 20th-century music, opera, popular music, and Asian music. He earned his B.A. at Amherst College and his M.F.A. and Ph.D. at Princeton University. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
    Tony Sheppard is a professor of music at Williams College. His research encompasses 20th- and 21st-century opera and music theater, film music, vocal timbre, cross-cultural influence and exoticism, and American art and popular music history. He has written a book on ritualized performance in modernist music theater and a forthcoming book on Japan in the American musical imagination. His work has been featured in The New York Times and on PBS and has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. He has lectured for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, at major universities, and at the Library of Congress. He is editor-in-chief of The Journal of the American Musicological Society and has served as director-at-large of the American Musicological Society. At Williams he teaches courses in 20th-century music, opera, popular music, and Asian music. He earned his B.A. at Amherst College and his M.F.A. and Ph.D. at Princeton University. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
  • 58:37

    Physics of Musical Instruments

    Physics of Musical Instruments

    Physics of Musical Instruments, introduces the physics of sound waves. We discuss the connection between musical pitch and frequency, and consider the core elements of instrument design that determine pitch.
    Physics of Musical Instruments, introduces the physics of sound waves. We discuss the connection between musical pitch and frequency, and consider the core elements of instrument design that determine pitch.
  • 19:37

    TIF Talks - A Holocaust Diary, from Alsace to Washington

    TIF Talks - A Holocaust Diary, from Alsace to Washington

    A presentation by Alexandra Garbarini ’94, associate professor of history, at Williams College on Oct. 3, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
    A presentation by Alexandra Garbarini ’94, associate professor of history, at Williams College on Oct. 3, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams.
  • 14:57

    TIF Talks - Aaron Neville's Voice

    TIF Talks - Aaron Neville's Voice

    A presentation by D.L. Smith, John W. Chandler Professor of English, at Williams College on Oct. 3, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams. Photos provided by Getty Images
    A presentation by D.L. Smith, John W. Chandler Professor of English, at Williams College on Oct. 3, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams. Photos provided by Getty Images
  • 2:49

    A Deeper Understanding

    A Deeper Understanding

    Why is the structure of quantum theory what it is? William Wootters, the college's Barclay Jermain Professor of Natural Philosophy, has made it his life's work to find the answer.
    Why is the structure of quantum theory what it is? William Wootters, the college's Barclay Jermain Professor of Natural Philosophy, has made it his life's work to find the answer.
  • 24:23

    Immigration History and Citizenship

    Immigration History and Citizenship

    Immigration and Citizenship views the history of immigration to the United States as the history of American race relations through the concept of citizenship.
    Immigration and Citizenship views the history of immigration to the United States as the history of American race relations through the concept of citizenship.
  • 47:04

    On Tarantino, Nazis, and Movies That Can Kill You

    On Tarantino, Nazis, and Movies That Can Kill You

    Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" is one of most curious films of the last decade. It looks like a historical drama, but ends up rewriting history in ways no viewer could overlook: American Jews storm the Nazi high command and gun down Hitler and his cronies. Christian Thorne, professor of English at Williams College, examines some of the riddles that emerge from Tarantino's approach. Why would a filmmaker edit history so that the Americans get to win a war that they actually won anyway? Why, in 2009, make a 1970s-style B-movie about 1944? And what can we say about a movie which shows people watching a movie and then, as its final act, kills them all? Will we make it through such a movie alive? Christian Thorne writes regularly on topics ranging from zombie movies to eighteenth-century poetry to recent trends in Italian Marxism. His "Dialectic of Counter-Enlightenment" (2009) was awarded the Thomas Wilson Prize for best first book by Harvard University Press.
    Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" is one of most curious films of the last decade. It looks like a historical drama, but ends up rewriting history in ways no viewer could overlook: American Jews storm the Nazi high command and gun down Hitler and his cronies. Christian Thorne, professor of English at Williams College, examines some of the riddles that emerge from Tarantino's approach. Why would a filmmaker edit history so that the Americans get to win a war that they actually won anyway? Why, in 2009, make a 1970s-style B-movie about 1944? And what can we say about a movie which shows people watching a movie and then, as its final act, kills them all? Will we make it through such a movie alive? Christian Thorne writes regularly on topics ranging from zombie movies to eighteenth-century poetry to recent trends in Italian Marxism. His "Dialectic of Counter-Enlightenment" (2009) was awarded the Thomas Wilson Prize for best first book by Harvard University Press.
  • 17:41

    Embracing Conflict and Change

    Embracing Conflict and Change

    Leslie Brown, associate professor of history, recommends embracing conflict to affect change in the Daring Change session "What Will We Learn?" April 6, 2013
    Leslie Brown, associate professor of history, recommends embracing conflict to affect change in the Daring Change session "What Will We Learn?" April 6, 2013
  • 2:58

    The Williams College Department of Music

    The Williams College Department of Music

    At Williams, students experience a deeply communal and intensely personal relationship with music. Majors and non-majors alike can perform alongside and get instruction from leading composers, performers, and instructors.
    At Williams, students experience a deeply communal and intensely personal relationship with music. Majors and non-majors alike can perform alongside and get instruction from leading composers, performers, and instructors.
  • 19:03

    Molecular Fossils

    Molecular Fossils

    Williams College biology professor Wendy Raymond discusses "Molecular Fossils." Delivered July 25, 2011, as part of the Williams Thinking lecture series.
    Williams College biology professor Wendy Raymond discusses "Molecular Fossils." Delivered July 25, 2011, as part of the Williams Thinking lecture series.
  • 18:54

    TIF Talks - Shining Light on the Neuroscience of Hunger

    TIF Talks - Shining Light on the Neuroscience of Hunger

    A presentation by Matt Carter, assistant professor of biology, at Williams College on Oct. 3, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams. Animations: Dr. Ed Boyden, MIT Media Lab
    A presentation by Matt Carter, assistant professor of biology, at Williams College on Oct. 3, 2015. Teach It Forward - The Campaign for Williams. Animations: Dr. Ed Boyden, MIT Media Lab
  • 19:02

    This is Not a Ghost Story: Rethinking Resurrection

    This is Not a Ghost Story: Rethinking Resurrection

    Denise Buell, professor of religion, presents "This is Not a Ghost Story: Rethinking Resurrection." Delivered July 16, 2012, as part of the Williams Thinking lecture series.
    Denise Buell, professor of religion, presents "This is Not a Ghost Story: Rethinking Resurrection." Delivered July 16, 2012, as part of the Williams Thinking lecture series.
  • 3:28

    Summer Science Research at Williams

    Summer Science Research at Williams

    Nearly 200 Williams Students participate in what is arguably one of the largest summer science undergraduate research programs at a liberal arts college.
    Nearly 200 Williams Students participate in what is arguably one of the largest summer science undergraduate research programs at a liberal arts college.
  • 4:13

    On the Log

    On the Log

    With one professor and two students, Williams College tutorials are transformational learning experiences.
    With one professor and two students, Williams College tutorials are transformational learning experiences.
  • 52:04

    Jeannie Albrecht: Detecting and Predicting Occupancy in a Smart Home

    Jeannie Albrecht: Detecting and Predicting Occupancy in a Smart Home

    The first talk in 2014's Faculty Lecture Series at Williams. Associate Professor of Computer Science will be presented by Jeannie Albrecht summarizes a project called Smart, which aims to optimize energy consumption in homes. Albrecht and her research team designed and installed a system that continuously gathers environmental and operational data in three homes, including Albrecht's. The data collected includes many important aspects of the home environment, such as average household electricity usage per second; usage at every circuit and plug load; electricity generation data from on-site solar panels and wind turbines; outdoor weather data; temperature and humidity data from indoor rooms; and data for wall switches, doors, and motion sensors.
    The first talk in 2014's Faculty Lecture Series at Williams. Associate Professor of Computer Science will be presented by Jeannie Albrecht summarizes a project called Smart, which aims to optimize energy consumption in homes. Albrecht and her research team designed and installed a system that continuously gathers environmental and operational data in three homes, including Albrecht's. The data collected includes many important aspects of the home environment, such as average household electricity usage per second; usage at every circuit and plug load; electricity generation data from on-site solar panels and wind turbines; outdoor weather data; temperature and humidity data from indoor rooms; and data for wall switches, doors, and motion sensors.
  • 17:31

    Truth=Math=Beauty

    Truth=Math=Beauty

    Thomas Garrity, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, presents "Truth=Math=Beauty." Delivered November 1, 2011, as part of the Williams Thinking lecture series.
    Thomas Garrity, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, presents "Truth=Math=Beauty." Delivered November 1, 2011, as part of the Williams Thinking lecture series.
  • 22:01

    Designing Nanoarchitecture

    Designing Nanoarchitecture

    Lee Park, professor of chemistry at Williams College, presents "Designing Nanoarchitecture." Delivered March 12, 2012, as part of the Williams Thinking lecture series.
    Lee Park, professor of chemistry at Williams College, presents "Designing Nanoarchitecture." Delivered March 12, 2012, as part of the Williams Thinking lecture series.
  • 14:46

    The Porous Cube

    The Porous Cube

    Christina Olsen, Class of '56 Director of the Williams College Museum of Art, talks about museums in the 21st century in the Daring Change session "How Will We Learn?" April 6, 2013
    Christina Olsen, Class of '56 Director of the Williams College Museum of Art, talks about museums in the 21st century in the Daring Change session "How Will We Learn?" April 6, 2013
  • 21:10

    The Percheron in the Tunnel

    The Percheron in the Tunnel

    Jim Shepard, the J. Leland Miller Professor of American History, Literature, and Eloquence, presents "The Percheron in the Tunnel." Delivered July 16, 2012, as part of the Williams Thinking lecture series
    Jim Shepard, the J. Leland Miller Professor of American History, Literature, and Eloquence, presents "The Percheron in the Tunnel." Delivered July 16, 2012, as part of the Williams Thinking lecture series
  • 16:23

    The Decline of Disciplines and the Renaissance Revival

    The Decline of Disciplines and the Renaissance Revival

    Satyan Devadoss, associate professor of mathematics, discusses one possible future for the Williams course catalog in the Daring Change session "How Will We Learn?" April 6, 2013
    Satyan Devadoss, associate professor of mathematics, discusses one possible future for the Williams course catalog in the Daring Change session "How Will We Learn?" April 6, 2013
  • 19:57

    Home Field Advantage: What Sports Teach Us About Limiting Financial Crises

    Home Field Advantage: What Sports Teach Us About Limiting Financial Crises

    Gerard Caprio Jr. '72, Chair of the Executive Committee for the Center of Development Economics and William Brough Professor of Economics at Williams, presents "Home Field Advantage: What Sports Teach Us About Limiting Financial Crises." Delivered June 9, 2012 as part of the Williams Thinking lecture series.
    Gerard Caprio Jr. '72, Chair of the Executive Committee for the Center of Development Economics and William Brough Professor of Economics at Williams, presents "Home Field Advantage: What Sports Teach Us About Limiting Financial Crises." Delivered June 9, 2012 as part of the Williams Thinking lecture series.
  • 22:35

    Boulder Thoughts: Decoding the World through Geoscience

    Boulder Thoughts: Decoding the World through Geoscience

    Ronadh Cox, professor of geosciences and chair of the Maritime Studies Program, presents "Boulder Thoughts: Decoding the World through Geoscience." Delivered July 16, 2012, as part of the Williams Thinking lecture series.
    Ronadh Cox, professor of geosciences and chair of the Maritime Studies Program, presents "Boulder Thoughts: Decoding the World through Geoscience." Delivered July 16, 2012, as part of the Williams Thinking lecture series.
  • 49:14

    When Pretty Good is Good Enough

    When Pretty Good is Good Enough

    Brent Heeringa, associate professor of computer science, presented "When Pretty Good is Good Enough: A Tour of Approximation Algorithms" as part of the Williams College annual Faculty Lecture Series.
    Brent Heeringa, associate professor of computer science, presented "When Pretty Good is Good Enough: A Tour of Approximation Algorithms" as part of the Williams College annual Faculty Lecture Series.
  • 1:0:09

    James McAllister: "Why Obama Will Decisively Win"

    James McAllister: "Why Obama Will Decisively Win"

    "Why Obama will decisively win the presidential election," a talk by Professor of Political Science James McAllister. Given at the Faculty Club on the Williams College campus on Oct. 1, 2012
    "Why Obama will decisively win the presidential election," a talk by Professor of Political Science James McAllister. Given at the Faculty Club on the Williams College campus on Oct. 1, 2012
  • 55:55

    Regime Change in Iraq: What Did We Mean?

    Regime Change in Iraq: What Did We Mean?

    Reunion 2008 lecture by Michael MacDonald, Frederick L. Schuman Professor of International Relations, Williams College. http://alumni.williams.edu Produced by Bill Matthiesen '70, Berkshire Film & Video, www.bfv.com
    Reunion 2008 lecture by Michael MacDonald, Frederick L. Schuman Professor of International Relations, Williams College. http://alumni.williams.edu Produced by Bill Matthiesen '70, Berkshire Film & Video, www.bfv.com
  • 1:49

    Sarah Jacobson

    Sarah Jacobson

    Environment and Development? Sarah Jacobson, assistant professor of economics at Williams College Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    Environment and Development? Sarah Jacobson, assistant professor of economics at Williams College Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 45:56

    What is Iraq? Defining the Nation

    What is Iraq? Defining the Nation

    Williams College History Professor Magnus Bernhardsson considers the future of the Iraqi nation. 2008 Faculty Lecture Series.
    Williams College History Professor Magnus Bernhardsson considers the future of the Iraqi nation. 2008 Faculty Lecture Series.
  • 5:09

    Anand Swamy

    Anand Swamy

    Economics professor Anand Swamy introduces the keynote address Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    Economics professor Anand Swamy introduces the keynote address Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 3:44

    Peter Montiel

    Peter Montiel

    The Role of a Lender of Last Resort Peter Montiel, Chair and Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. '41 Professor of Economics at Williams College Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    The Role of a Lender of Last Resort Peter Montiel, Chair and Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. '41 Professor of Economics at Williams College Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 1:47

    Peter Pedroni

    Peter Pedroni

    The Role of Research in the Bank and the Fund Peter Pedroni, Williams College Professor of Economics Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
    The Role of Research in the Bank and the Fund Peter Pedroni, Williams College Professor of Economics Part of the Williams College Center for Development Economics conference "The Future of the World Bank and the IMF: Redesign for a New (and Old) World" held on campus at the '62 Center on Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • 21:02

    WCMA Gallery Talk: Narrative Messages Across Media Part II

    WCMA Gallery Talk: Narrative Messages Across Media Part II

    This gallery talk took place at the Williams College Museum of Art on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm. Peter Low, Chair and Associate Professor of Art
    This gallery talk took place at the Williams College Museum of Art on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm. Peter Low, Chair and Associate Professor of Art
  • 52:41

    Graphic Storytelling

    Graphic Storytelling

    "Everything I Know about Art and Culture I (Could Make a Case that) I Learned from the Comics": Graphic Storytelling in the Classroom. Peter T. Murphy, Dean of the Faculty, Professor of English. Williams College Reunion Weekend 2012
    "Everything I Know about Art and Culture I (Could Make a Case that) I Learned from the Comics": Graphic Storytelling in the Classroom. Peter T. Murphy, Dean of the Faculty, Professor of English. Williams College Reunion Weekend 2012
  • 4:24

    MIKE GLIER Thoughts About Directions for Williams Education

    MIKE GLIER Thoughts About Directions for Williams Education