WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 13, 2012 – Throughout the spring semester, the Williams College Center for Environmental Studies, Biology department, Political Science department, Maritime Studies program, and lecture committee will sponsor a symposium on oceans. The goal of this interdisciplinary symposium is to raise awareness about current environmental issues associated with the oceans and its inhabitants and about the challenges associated with human stewardship of the oceans. The seven lectures in this series will occur on Feb. 17, Feb. 21, Feb. 27, March 6, April 10, April 17, and April 24. The first lecture will take place at 2:30 p.m. in Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry. The remaining lectures will all take place at 7 p.m. in Thompson Biology, room 112. All events are free and open to the public. For more information and details about each lecture, go here.