Williams is here for you, steadfast in our commitment to connecting the Eph community — wherever you may be. We invite you to explore the content of this page as a source of enjoyment and inspiration, but perhaps most importantly, as a source of connection. As President Mandel reminded us, “Williams is more than a campus. Williams is all of us. And we will find ways to connect and thrive and celebrate our connections despite even these most unprecedented challenges.” We look forward to engaging, learning, and connecting with you.
Virtual Engagement Opportunities
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EPH CONNECT SERIES: THE FUTURE OF WORK IS NOW | Every third Wednesday starting June 24 @ 4:00 PM EDT
This summer-long virtual networking series allows alumni working across industries to talk about how events over the last three months have changed their day-to-day work, as well as what they signal for long-term trends. No video, just text-based chat as you share your experiences and offer one another advice.
June 24 – Ephs in Education
July 15 – Safeguarding Health & Wellness | REGISTER NOW!
August 5 – Creating in Isolation, Sharing With the World | REGISTER NOW!
August 26 – Reimagining Resources
September 16 – We the People
SUMMER FACULTY LECTURE SERIES | Every third Thursday starting June 11
Join us for a six-week summer faculty lecture series hosted by major Williams Regional Alumni Associations. REGISTER NOW!
June 11th @ 12:00 PM EDT – Darra Goldstein (Russian)
Hosted by the Williams Association of the Berkshires
July 2nd @ 1:00 PM EDT – Ben Thuronyi (Chemistry)
Hosted by Williams Regional Association of Chicago
July 23rd @ 12:00 PM EDT- Sam Crane (Political Science)
Hosted by the Williams DC Regional Association and the Williams College Association of Maryland
August 13th @ 12:00 PM EDT – Alice Bradley (Geosciences)
Hosted by Williams Boston Association
September 3rd @ 3:00 PM EDT – Zachary Wadsworth (Music)
Hosted by Williams Los Angeles Regional Association & Williams NorCal Regional Association
September 24th @ 12:00 PM EDT – Neil Roberts (Africana Studies)
Hosted by Williams Metro New York Regional Association
PURPLE PROSE: A BOOK CLUB FOR EPHS | May 21-July 30
Williams Alumni Relations kicks off Purple Prose: A Book Club for Ephs on May 21 – join us as we discuss A Gentleman in Moscow through July 30! In this virtual book club, Williams alumni and members of the Eph community will connect with each other through a private online forum. We will spend two months on each book, so you will have plenty of time to read and engage in the forum discussions at your own pace! Participation is free – you just need a copy of the book.
Amor Towles, author of A Gentleman in Moscow, will lead a special Purple Prose “Author Q&A” via Zoom – July 28 at 12 p.m. EDT / 9 a.m. PDT. We hope you will join us for this exclusive opportunity! REGISTER NOW!
Craig Smith ’70 | Daily update to colleagues at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Richard Levitan ’83 | The Infection That’s Silently Killing Coronavirus Patients
Kenneth Alleyne ’88 | How covid-19 is a perfect storm for black Americans
Tom Robertson ’89 | How Nepal eradicated the smallpox virus
Kathryn Stephenson ’96 | Can we share childcare or have play dates during an epidemic?
Katherine Conaway ’09 | How to work remotely, based on 6 years of experience
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