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SSW Summer Lecture Series continues with William P. Nash, M.D. Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired). In this lecture, the evolution of conceptions of psychological trauma will be traced, from Janet and Freud to the current ascendency of the fear-conditioning model reflected in DSM-5. Data and arguments will be reviewed that challenge the long-held ideas that psychological trauma involves merely figurative rather than literal injuries, and that fear conditioning is the central mechanism in the etiology of post-traumatic stress disorder. Early results from the Marine Resiliency Study will be included.
All are welcome to a free Second Friday at the Museum of Art featuring "The Eye is a Door: Landscape Photographs by Anne Whiston Spirn." From 4-6 p.m., Hands On! Art making for ages 4+ (while supplies last). At 6 p.m., Open Eyes, an informal, guided conversation about an art object. The Museum Shop will be open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. SCMA Second Friday is in conjunction with Arts Night Out Northampton.
Take an opportunity to relax outdoors, practice a directed hands-on activity, gather with friends and give back to the community. All are invited on Fridays, June 6 to August 15, for any length of time between 1:30-4:30 p.m. to help with the Smith College Community Garden. Right side of Prospect St. (across from Cutter-Ziskind), between Northrup- Gillette and Lamont House. If you know you will be coming, please RSVP to Junzhou Liu: jliu81 at smith.edu. Snacks (including fresh-picked from the garden) and drinks will be provided.
The Office of Admission will hold Summer Preview, a day-long visit program that introduces high school students and their parents to academic and student life at Smith. Registration is held in Scott Gym; guests will park in the ITT and Stables lots. For more information about this program and other Preview events throughout the year go to http://www.smith.edu/admission/visitcampus/.
Window deliveries will start on July 22 and installation will begin on July 23. This process will take 4-5 weeks. The entire project is expected to be completed by October 3. Please see Facilities Management web page for more details.
Fresh produce will be for sale every Monday, noon-2 p.m., through August 16 in front of Chapin House. Get free produce if you join us on any Friday afternoon working party.