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Julia Child Day is today, Nov. 20. A reception will be held on Chapin Lawn, 3 to 4 p.m., where tables of fruit, cider and an assortment of cheeses, almost all locally produced, will be set up (rain location is upstairs in the Campus Center). Read more about the special day at http://www.smith.edu/news/cest-francais-menus-for-julia-child-day-feature-chefs-famous-french-dishes/
The January 2015 Interterm Program of non-credit classes and workshops is now posted at http://www.smith.edu/interterm. Smith students, staff and faculty may register for the classes beginning December 5. Some workshops are already taking registrations. Most classes and workshops are also open to students at the other four colleges and to the Northampton community. To register for the non-credit classes go to http://www.smith.edu/interterm/register.php. (Note: Registration is not done on Banner.) To register for workshops, see the contact information for each workshop on the interterm page of Special Offerings.
No Boundaries Northampton offers the opportunity to train for a 5k under the guidance of Smith College Graduate Assistant Coaches Joanna Johnson (cross country/track & field) and Kristina Williams (Basketball) alongside others like you, while also learning new ways to incorporate fitness and wellness practices into your daily life. Weekly 5k training sessions from January 26 to April 12 consist of group track workouts tailored to varied abilities and goals, one-on-one advice from coaches, and a weekly training plan designed to help you work toward your personal running goals. Weekly workshop sessions will include fitness activities, presentations by local fitness and wellness specialists, films, and more. Visit http://goo.gl/NqNM3r for more details and to register.
Mail Services has been informed by the Northampton Post Office that they cannot guarantee any Express Overnight Mail received after 2 p.m. The Northampton Post Office picks up mail from the College Monday thru Friday around 3:30 p.m. Any Express Mail processed by the Northampton Post Office before 2 p.m. will receive the Express Mail money-back guarantee. However, Mail Services offers UPS Next Day Air for all your overnight mailing needs, which is guaranteed. For more information please contact Jerine Blissett at email@example.com.
Treat yourself to a little creativity this holiday season with Adobe Creative Cloud, now 20% off at only $192 for a limited time. For more information, visit our online store at computerstore.smith.edu, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Political Psychology students invite faculty and staff members to participate in a survey about the 2014 Commencement events: the appointment of Christine Lagarde as commencement speaker, forms of protest for and against her appointment, and her later withdrawal as speaker. Participating in this study involves taking a survey about involvement in and opinions on the events surrounding the 2014 Commencement. It will take approximately 5-15 minutes. There will be an opportunity to express interest in an interview, which would take approximately 20 minutes. The survey can be found at: https://smithcollege.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID(equals sign)SV_5yWzCI5Rq4MUObj. Any questions about the study can be emailed to email@example.com.
Staff, faculty, students and friends are invited to purchase seats on the Staff Council-sponsored NYC bus trip on December 6. The coach bus will depart from Ainsworth Gym at 7 a.m. and leave NYC at 7 p.m., returning approximately 10:30 p.m.; purchase no later than Saturday, Nov. 22, at 5 p.m. by sending checks ($45 per person, payable to Smith College) to Nikki Beck, Mendenhall T113. Reservations will be confirmed once payment is received. If you have questions, call ext. 7974 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All benefit-eligible staff and faculty must complete an Open Enrollment Election Form for 2015 benefits. The open enrollment packets that were not picked up at the recent HR Fair and Health Care Expense Subsidy Applications for those who may be eligible have been mailed to campus addresses. If your packet has not arrived, all of the forms are available at http://www.smith.edu/hr/forms.php.
The deadline for applying to Tuition Exchange for the 2015-16 academic year is December 1. If you have a high school senior thinking about college, the application is on the Human Resources website, http://www.smith.edu/hr/docs/tuition_exchange_policy.pdf You'll also find information on the Tuition Exchange website, http://tuitionexchange.org. For more information, contact Lynn Cocco at ext. 2273 or email email@example.com.
Two students at Smith are trying to create a Five College mentorship program for students of color. If you are a student of color in the Five Colleges, fill out this survey so that the organizers can gauge what people want and how to structure the program so that it will be most beneficial to the community.
Chief Diversity Officer finalists will make a brief presentation to the Smith Community on how their experience and vision will help Smith's efforts to build a diverse and inclusive community. The forums are in the Alumnae House conference room and will have ample time for questions from students, staff or faculty. Lunch will be served for the first 30 participants. Dates/times are Friday, Nov. 21, noon-1 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 24, noon-1 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 2, noon-1 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1-2 p.m.
Smith's Health Services will close on Wednesday, Nov. 26, at noon. After that, students should seek emergency care at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital until Health Services reopens on Monday, Dec. 1, at 8:30 a.m.
SGA is sponsoring commercial bus rides to and from Bradley Airport for Thanksgiving Break. The cost of a one-way ticket is $15 and $25 for round-trip. We accept OneCards and checks, no cash. To purchase your ticket(s) come to the SGA Office, 206 Campus Center, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please note these are the new hours that tickets will be available for sale. Tickets cannot be purchased on the bus. Go to http://goo.gl/m2ofht for the shuttle schedule. Contact the SGA Office at (413) 585-4950 or ext. 4950 for any questions. Staff and faculty are welcome to purchase the tickets as well.
The recently founded Global Impressions online journal http://sophia.smith.edu/blog/impressions/ has just released its second issue titled, "Adapting." Through Smith student and alumna written essays, the issue explores the idea of adapting in numerous international situations. The journal is also currently accepting submissions for its third issue, "Up Close/From Afar," featuring photographs from the Lewis Global Studies Center International Photo Contest. Photographs not in the contest are also welcome. The editors of Global Impressions are interested in reflections about how the image influenced the photographer's understanding of another culture. See our submissions page for details. http://sophia.smith.edu/blog/impressions/submission-fall-2014/
If so, you should complete the Scholarship Recipient Information Form at http://goo.gl/forms/yXgRPHFPri or from a link on your student portal page. Your response is a critical part of engaging alumnae and friends who have made gifts to support the Smith's scholarship funds. For more information, email DonorRelations@smith.edu.
The Environmental Science and Policy capstone class needs your help. Please fill out this quick survey regarding cardio equipment use in Olin Fitness Center. Thank you for your time.
Vladimir Putin has confounded world leaders and defied their assumptions as they tried to figure him out, only to misjudge him time and again. To discuss Forbes magazine's "most powerful man in the world", the Global Studies Center presents a Global Salon with Anna Arutunyan. Arutunyan is an editor and senior correspondent at The Moscow News. She will discuss her book, The Putin Mystique, a vivid and revealing exploration of the way in which myth, power, and even religion interact to produce the love-hate relationship between the Russian people and Vladimir Putin. For more events, see http://www.smith.edu/world/calendar.php
Nick Wilding will recount the fascinating story of his recent discovery of a forged copy of Galileo's "Sidereus nuncius" (Starry Messenger). His lecture will reveal how he uncovered the deception by brilliantly detecting and interpreting scientific, art historical, and bibliographical evidence. For more information: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/info/news/nick-wilding. Co-sponsored by the Book Studies Concentration, Kahn Institute, Department of Astronomy, and the Smith College Lecture Committee.
Martin Kaste, a national NPR correspondent since 2000, has primarily covered news around privacy and law enforcement in the United States. In his years writing about privacy, he has witnessed mass shifts in the public's understanding of the word, and countless uses and conceptions of "privacy" in 21st-century America. Kaste will refer to his NPR storiesâ??and public reactions to themâ??in attempting to sort out what "privacy" means to Americans today, and whether the public's contradictory feelings about privacy can be synthesized into a new, workable, ethical standard. Part of the Kahn Institute long-term project "The Question of Privacy." http://smith.edu/kahninstitute/privacy.php
As academics Lisa Lowe and Jack Halberstam are well known for their scholarship on policing the borders of nation-states and gender regimes. From Lowe's Immigrant Acts to Halberstam's Female Masculinity, their work challenges how we think about race, about sexuality and gender identity. Together they have edited the Duke University series called Perverse Modernities for over 10 years, publishing books that explore the economies of race, colonialism and sexuality They will join us in a conversation about their own work as it meets the news seen fit to print. Lunch served in Seelye 207 for first 20 people.
The Five College Digital Humanities Speaker Series presents Edmond Chang, assistant professor at Drew University. Chang explores the problematic (im)possibility of queer games beyond queerness as window dressing, as simply LGBT-skinned plot, character, or subtext. Through a close reading and close playing of Zs FrontierVille and Blizzard's World of Warcraft, the lecture will interrogate the ways that gender and sexuality in games is both narratively and algorithmically normative and subversive. Campus Center Carroll Room, Nov. 21st at 12 PM. All are welcome.
China is now the largest greenhouse gas emitter on the planet. Do other members of the global community have a voice in changing this behavior? What can the global community do practically speaking? Within the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Finamore promotes policy development in China that focuses on climate change reduction and clean energy solutions and currently leads NRDC's green ports project which aims to reduce air pollution in southern China caused by marine port-related activities. Join us in an informal setting for a conversation about her work with the NRDC. Wright 005.
Alex Lubin, professor of American Studies, University of New Mexico, will discuss "A History of Afro-Arab Political Imaginaries: Militarized Policing and the Carceral State in the U.S. and Palestine." Sponsored by the Department of History, Afro-American Studies, Lewis Global Studies Center, Middle East Studies and the Smith College Lecture Committee.
Presented by Jennifer Evans, assistant professor, Marquette University. Part of the Fall 2014 Mary Elizabeth Dickason King M.D. Annual Lecture Series in the Life Sciences in Memory of Professor Howard Parshley. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served at 4 p.m.; talk to begin at 4:30 p.m. Visit http://www.smith.edu/biology/events.php for the full schedule.
James M. Joyce, Cooper Harold Langford Collegiate Professor of Philosophy and Statistics at the University of Michigan will discuss "Predictive Accuracy and the Bayesian Approach to Inductive Inference." This is the 16th Annual Alice Lazerowitz-Thomas Tymoczko Memorial Logic Lecture and it is free and open to the public.
The Student Events Committee presents Elizabeth and the Catapult, a Brooklyn-based indie rock and pop artist. Elizabeth Ziman, the band's sole member, has toured with Sara Bareilles, Greg Laswell, Lenka, and Kishi Bashi. In the last year, she played drums in Kishi Bashi's band, and sang backgrounds for The Waterboys and The Shins. To listen to her music, go to http://elizabethandthecatapult.com/ Drop by for coffee, treats, and live music.
Brazil's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 87th Academy Awards, "Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho" is a 2014 coming-of-age drama by acclaimed writer and director, Daniel Ribeiro. Leonardo is a blind teenager feeling overprotected by all of those around him. Struggling towards a more independent life, he has to overcome the vulnerability orbiting his condition. Leonardo considers an exchange program hoping for a fresh start. Things take an unexpected turn when Gabriel, a new student in town, arrives at school. In Portuguese with English subtitles.
VOX, Smith College's reproductive justice org, and the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life will be hosting a documentary screening of '12th & Delaware,' which is about crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs). Anti-choice groups created CPCs to look like comprehensive health clinics, but many are generally unregulated and unlicensed. The documentary provides a truly unbiased look at the experiences of clients at both an anti-abortion crisis pregnancy center (CPC) and a women's health clinic that provides abortion. Pizza and drinks are provided for the first thirty people.
Always a compelling highlight of the Valley dance season, the Faculty Concert features original choreography and performances by Chris Aiken, Candice Salyers, Katie Martin, and Rodger Blum. This year's concert also features work of internationally known contemporary choreographers Claudia Lavista and Omar Carrum of Delfos Danza (Mexico) with dancers from the Five College Dance Department. November 20, 21, 22 at 8pm. Tickets available at smith.edu/smitharts. $10 general, $5 students/seniors. 413-585-ARTS.
Meet artist David Andrews and talk to him about 'The New View,' his exhibit on view at Nolen Art Lounge through November 22. Refreshments provided.
Enjoy an evening of intrigue and a cappella music at Helen Hills Hills Chapel, featuring the Smith College Vibes and guest group the Bowdoin College Meddiebempsters.
On Saturday, November 22, prepare to "Fall for Beethoven" at Smith College Chamber Ensemble's fall concert, a beloved annual tradition. The concert will feature works by Grieg, Gonoud, and of course the titular Beethoven. One of this year's most anticipated performances will be Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto featuring soloist Liza Stepanova, celebrated pianist and a recent addition to the Smith Arts community. Jonathan Hirsh, conductor. Free and open to the public.
Music by Alberto Ginastera, Silvestre Revueltas, and Reinaldo Moya. Liza Stepanova, piano and Francesca Anderegg, violin. Free and open to the public.
Sasha Rudensky - 10 Years in the East: Photographs from Russia and Ukraine
Oresman Gallery-Brown Fine Arts Center-Smith College
December 1 -January 31 2014
The artist will be giving a lecture on her work on Monday December 1, 2014 at 5pm in Graham Hall. This lecture will focus on a series of photographic projects completed in Russia and Ukraine between 2004 and 2014 that focus on the slow dissolution of Soviet consciousness, the ideological vacuum left in its wake, and reconstitution of new post-Soviet Ukraine and Russian Identities.
Raised in a California beach town to a Japanese mother and Jewish-American father, Phil first fell in love with spoken word poetry at age 17. Since then he has had the privilege of touring around the globe as a celebrated performer, writer, and teacher. He has appeared on NPR, performed at Lincoln Center, and coached and performed on the 2011 Providence National Poetry Team, ranked third in the nation. His first book, A Light Bulb Symphony, was published in 2011, and his work can be found regularly in CHAOS Magazine.
Honors Thesis Artist Talk: What We Keep, Taylor A. Barrett
In this collaboration between the music department and the Poetry Center, John Farrell, of Figures of Speech Theatre, recites from memory T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets. Farrell's recitation affords audiences an opportunity to immerse themselves in poems that explore humankind's relationship with time and with experience itself. Performed alternately, Eliot's words and Beethoven's A-Minor String Quartet (Opus 132) amplify one another in an infinitely stimulating artistic dynamic. Opus 132 will be played by distinguished musicians Joel Pitchon (violin), Katherine Winterstein (violin), Ronald Carbone (viola) and Volcy Pelletier (cello). A 4:30 Q&A with Farrell is open to the Smith community. Performance free and open to the public.
On the night before a class assignment is due, Caroline and Anthony plumb the mysteries of a Whitman poem... unaware that a deeper mystery has brought them together. A new play reading by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Yoshi Makishima '15 and Suzu Sakai '16. Free and open to the public.
A concert of traditional music from Central Java. Sumarsam, director. Free and open to the public.
When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
The Smith Libraries are holding this clinic for students, faculty and staff to learn how to use Zotero or RefWorks to organize and edit research references, save resources in one place and access them from (almost) anywhere, and sync on many devices. Librarians will get you started, or you can come with questions and they will show you how. Bring your laptop; (it is helpful, but okay if you do not). For more information and other clinic dates, visit http://www.smith.edu/libraries/info/news/zotero-refworks.
A moderated panel sponsored by the Wurtele Center for Work & Life.
Learn about Safe Passage, a nonprofit organization focusing on issues of domestic violence. This group provides shelter, peer-support, counseling, education, and advocacy to many women and children. It is located here in Northampton, and there are many ways to get involved.
Pizza & Salad will be provided.
In a world where "50 Shades of Gray" has made discussion of BDSM and power exchange relationships deceptively easy, we now are faced with the conundrum of folks exploring the far reaches of sexual exploration in ways that can be titillating...and terrifying. Even more risky: the question of consent. This discussion will focus on what kink, BDSM and Power Exchange relationships are, and are not, how you can up your chases of having hot and safer sexy encounters and why the ability to give and obtain (enthusiastic! And! Ongoing!) consent can change your life and the world around you.
Required for anyone intending to request a committee letter for their application to medical, dental, podiatry or optometry school for fall 2016 entrance. Seniors who will apply in a future year are also strongly encouraged to attend, since in future years you will likely not be able to come to this presentation in person. Pizza will be provided for the first 30 people.
Student panelists will share their personal experiences with mental health treatment and address related issues and topics, including the effects of stigma, obstacles to access, building social support, and maintaining progress after a course of treatment. Hosted by Active Minds and moderated by a member of Counseling Services.
Learn about sustainable practices for hiking, camping, and living outside in this interactive workshop with a Leave No Trace trainer. Discuss and practice basic principles and learn about future events. Wear warm clothes and bring water as some games and discussions will be outdoors. Sponsored by the Smith Outing Club.
Interested in studying abroad in Geneva for a semester or academic year? Come meet the new associate director, Elsie Chantre, and learn more about the program. Past participants will also be on hand to answer questions about their experiences in the city that headquarters many of the agencies of the United Nations. Pizza will be served.
Friday, Nov. 21: Soup, Salad and Soul, a student-led discussion with a home-made vegetarian meal, 12:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge; 12:30 p.m., Al-Iman Friday Prayers, Blue Room; 4:30 p.m., Reading Room (B13), SCF International Bible Study; 5:30 p.m. Hillel Shabbat followed by Shabbat dinner, Dawes House. Sunday, Nov. 23: Soka Buddhist Club, 2:00 p.m., Bodman Lounge. Monday, Nov. 24: Buddhist Meditation Sitting Group for beginners and experienced practitioners, led by Ryumon Hilda Baldoquin, sensei, 5 p.m., Sanctuary.
What dishes bring the holidays to mind? Grécourt Gate is issuing a call for answers to that question. Send us a description of a festive dish and the holiday it celebrates in 250 words or less (along with the recipe) by December 5. Online submission form can be found at http://www.smith.edu/news/food-for-thought-for-the-holidays/ We'll publish the most delectable items on the Gate over the winter holiday break. A select one or two dishes will be chosen by experts in Dining Services to serve over Interterm in January.
This season let the Smith Lacrosse team do the work for you.-yard clean up-window washing-house cleaning-painting-snow shoveling...and much more. $35/ hour for 2 workers. For further information or to reserve your workers, call (413) 585-4986 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark out your travels near or far with the Spatial Analysis Lab's first (and probably last) Tofurkey Day Adventures Map at http://bit.ly/SmithTday14
The jurors for the Global Encounters Photo Exhibit, hosted by the Lewis Global Studies Center, will present the winners of the Center's annual photo contest. Categories include: Learning Moments, Cultural Opposition, Close Up, and more. Photos come from Asia to Europe to Africa, wherever Smithies have studied. Jurors will briefly discuss the winning photos, displayed through November 21, and then present them to the winners. Refreshments will be served. For more events from the Center, visit smith.edu/world.
Visit the MacLeish Field Station in Whately. Explore the 5 miles of hiking trails, relax outside, or study in the Bechtel Environmental Classroom (one of the greenest buildings in the world). The van leaves at 1 p.m. from the loading dock between Chapin and the Campus Center and return to campus around 5 p.m. For more information and to sign up, visit http://goo.gl/xcYcWN.
The Smith Quidditch team is delighted to invite you to their annual fundraising carnival. There will be a variety of activities such as tarot readings, trivia, quaffel tossing, paint throwing, butter beer pong, raffles, and more. There will also be plenty of treats ranging from chocolate frogs to cauldron cakes and, of course, butter beer. The team would love to see you there, so come out and support them while having a cavalcade of fun.