NEW YORK EPHS (Williams Metro NY Regional Association)
invites Williams alumni, parents, and friends to attend
a TEACH IT FORWARD and Purple with Purpose event
and honoring Purple with Purpose recipient Guillermo Fernandez '92
Sunday, September 24th
3:00 p.m. Arrival/Check in
The Williams Club
15 W 43 Street, New York, NY
$10 for Williams Alumni ('07 and older), Parents, and guests
No charge for Young Alumni (classes '08 and younger)
Hors d'oeuvres and beverages included
3:15 pm Prof. Wootters - Does the Past Exist?
3:45 pm Prof. Siniawer - Traveling to a Past that Never Was: Waste Consciousness in Japan
4:15 pm Both professors will discuss interdisciplinary teaching in the liberal arts
and will answer your questions about Williams today
5:00 pm Purple with Purpose Award immediately followed by Reception
Eiko Maruko Siniawer '97, Professor of History, specializes in the history of modern Japan. She holds a Ph.D. in history and an M.A. in East Asian studies from Harvard University. Her first book, Ruffians, Yakuza, Nationalists: The Violent Politics of Modern Japan, 1860–1960, examines issues of political violence and democracy through a focus on violence specialists, or the professionally violent. Her current book, due out next year, is on the concepts of waste and wastefulness in post-World War II Japan. Professor Siniawer teaches a variety of courses on Japanese history, U.S.-Japan relations, and tutorials on Korean history and war memory.
Bill Wootters, Barclay Jermain Professor of Natural Philosophy, Emeritus, retired from the physics faculty this spring after thirty-five years of teaching at Williams. He continues to do research in the foundations of quantum theory and in quantum information theory, the latter being the theory that underlies the prospect of a quantum computer. One idea that has emerged from his work is the possibility of “quantum teleportation,” a process in which a quantum state is transported from one object to another without traveling through the intervening space.
Guillermo Fernandez '92 is founder and Executive Director of the Honeybee Conservancy, a nonprofit that engages in education and outreach, and supports research and the building of bee habitats, in response to the bee crisis. A Master Beekeeper candidate and an urban beekeeper for a decade, Fernandez believes bees are the key to transforming our food system and ensuring that everyone has access to healthy, local foods.
Please register by September 18th