Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Williamstown chamber sets member meeting with new Williams College president Adam Falk

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Williamstown Chamber of Commerce is inviting its members and employees to meet new Williams College President Adam F. Falk at a "meet-and-greet" event on Monday, Sept. 13, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Williams College Museum of Art.

The cost is $10 per person for hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Reservations are required, by contatcing the chamber at 413-458-9077 or emailing

The event, available to Chamber members and their employees, will provide the opportunity to connect with fellow members of the Northern Berkshire business community. Plenty of parking for this event at Williamstown Savings Bank, The College Rink, Town Municipal Lot, or behind Thompson Memorial Chapel.

Adam F. Falk became the 17th President of Williams in April 2010.

Falk is a high-energy physicist whose research focuses on elementary particle physics and quantum field theory, particularly the interactions and decay of heavy quarks. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a winner of the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award.

Early in his career, he won prestigious national young investigator awards from the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, the Research Corporation, and the Sloan Foundation.

He graduated with highest distinction as a Morehead-Cain Scholar from the University of North Carolina in 1987, and earned his Ph.D. in 1991 from Harvard, where he won numerous awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching. He held post-doctoral appointments at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and the University of California, San Diego before moving to Johns Hopkins.


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