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02/10/2016 Digest


Final Two Workshops on Business Model Canvas , Feb. 16 and 23, Noon-12:50 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Interested in competing in the Draper Competition on April 18th? The Center for Women and Financial Independence wants to help to prepare you and your application! Learn the iterative process of completing a Business Model Canvas through the final two workshops February 16, "Cost Structures and Revenue Streams"; and February 23, "Putting it all Together." Lunch will be provided for the first 20 attendees.


02/09/2016 Digest


Jittery's Live Presents Calico Blue , Thursday, Feb. 11, 9 p.m., Campus Center TV Lounge

Calico Blue, an Amherst "blues dream astro rock" band will be playing at Jittery's Live. Come out for free coffee, cookies, and some incredible jamming. Bandmates Eli Ayres, Sarah Addi, John Bergin, and Billy Hickey make a soulful beach-pop that has a dreamy yet raw sound. The band is influenced by Grizzly Bear, the Cults, Fleet Foxes, The Velvet Underground, Real Estate, and The Growlers among others. Their first self-titled LP was released in July 2015. To hear Calico Blue's sound: http://calicoblue.bandcamp.com/releases

BFTN: Cookie Decorating , Thursday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m., Campus Center Main Level Table

Decorate heart-shaped cookies and make Valentines Day cards for your special valentine in honor of the month of love.

Survivors of Sexual Trauma Support Group Begins , Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

The group meets weekly on Wednesdays. New members may join February 10 and 17. Please register with the Counseling Service by calling 413/585-2840. Facilitated by Michelle Marchese, L.I.C.S.W., and Margot Reilly, M.S.W. intern.

Free Second Friday , Friday, Feb. 12, 4-8 p.m., Museum of Art

Enjoy additional programs related to the exhibition: "Mother's Arms Kathe Kollwitz's Women and War. 4-6 p.m. "Printed with Love" - Try out printmaking and create Valentines for loved ones. 6-6:30 p.m. Open Eyes - Join a guided conversation about one work of art in the exhibition. 6-7 p.m. Book signing for the exhibition catalogue. 7 p.m. Film screening "Kathe Kollwitz: Images of a Life." Museum Shop open 11 a.m.-8 p.m and light refreshments.

SEC Films Presents 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' , Friday & Saturday, Feb. 12 & 13, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

SEC invites students to a screening of Breakfast at Tiffany's. Based on Truman Capote's novel, Breakfast at Tiffany's follows a young woman in New York City who meets a young man when he moves into her apartment building. He is with an older woman who is very wealthy, but he wants to be a writer. She is working as an expensive escort and searching for a rich, older man to marry.

Panel Discussion and Exhibition Inauguration: Accounting for Torture in Syria - The "Caesar" Photographs , Thursday, Feb. 11, 5 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Panel Discussion and Inauguration of an exhibition of photographs of victims of torture by the government of Syria collected secretly from May 2011 to August 2013 by an official photographer for Syria's military police. Known as "Caesar," he defected from the military and was smuggled out of Syria with his digital archive of photographs which have been authenticated by the U.S. government and Human Rights Watch, and are among the most compelling evidence of the Assad regime's systematic and widespread use of torture and complicity in war crimes. Panelists: Robert Ford, former U.S. Ambassador to Syria; Mouaz Moustfa, Executive Director, Syria Emergency Task Force; Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch. Moderator: Steven Heydemann, Janet W. Ketcham 1953 Professor of Middle East Studies, Smith College. The panel discussion and exhibition include graphic content.

Save the Date: SEC Hosts Dream Junkies for Spoken Word , Monday, Feb. 15, 9 p.m., Campus Center TV Lounge

Hip hop group Dream Junkies will perform at spoken word hosted by Student Event Committee and SpitFire. Dream Junkies is a hip hop group from Southern California featuring critically acclaimed artists Beleaf, John Givez and Ruslan. They have respectively opened for Snoop Dogg, Yelawolf, Wu-Tang Clan, Lecrae and more.

Stargazing and Astronomy Open House , Friday, Feb. 12, 8:30-9:30 p.m., McConnell Hall Roof

Come see stars, planets, galaxies, and a region of active star formation. All are welcome - please dress very warmly. For further information or to check on weather conditions, contact Meg Thacher (mthacher@smith.edu, 585-3935).

Fencing Team Fundraiser: Fudge Sale--Explore Over Ten Flavors , February 9, 11, 12, 13 & 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Campus Center Garden Level

With nationals and scrimmages coming near, Hell's Belles, Smith College's fencing team is doing a fund-raising for the team. Flavors include chocolate, heath, mocha, mint chocolate, peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter, chocolate orange, chocolate raspberry, cookies and cream, vegan chocolate, and vegan peanut butter. The price for 1 bag(about 1/4 lb.) is $4; the price for 2 bags is $7. Come to support the college's team and enjoy delicious fudges.

Learn How to Complete a Business Model Canvas: Next Workshop is , Tuesday, Feb. 9, Noon-12:50 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Interested in competing in the Draper Competition on April 18th? The Center for Women and Financial Independence wants to help to prepare you and your application. Learn the iterative process of completing a Business Model Canvas through the three remaining workshops: February 9 - Key Activities, Resources and Partners; February 16 - Cost Structures and Revenue Streams; February 23 - Putting it all Together. Lunch will be provided for the first 20 attendees.

Pitch your Big Idea: Join the WFI and Valley Venture Mentors , Wednesday, Feb. 10, 5-8 p.m., VVM World HQ, 1500 Main St., Springfield

Get connected to the largest and fastest growing entrepreneurial network in the Pioneer Valley. Pitch your startup (2 minutes) to the community of other local college students, industry leaders, budding entrepreneurs and business mentors at Valley Venture Mentors - if enough mentors commit to help you, you're in. Register to audition at https://goo.gl/WJ9Lyn. The WFI will be providing transportation to and from VVM. To sign up for transportation, visit https://goo.gl/JySfBf

WHAW: 'Spain in Crisis' , Wednesday, Feb. 10, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

The Lewis Center presents a What's Happening Around the World (WHAW) event on the changes in Spain's political climate. Reyes Lazaro, Professor of Spanish, Pau Atela, Professor of Math, and Abel Castano Bravo, AMS Diploma student from Cordoba, will participate in the panel discussing the recent elections and ensuing political upheaval. Pizza lunch will be served.

What's Happening Around the World: 'Spain in Crisis' , Wednesday, Feb. 10, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

The Lewis Global Studies Center presents a What's Happening Around the World event on the changes in Spain's political climate. Reyes Lazaro, Professor of Spanish, Pau Atela, Professor of Math, and Abel Castano Bravo, AMS Diploma student from Cordoba will participate in the panel discussing the recent elections and ensuing political upheaval. Pizza lunch will be served.

Gold Key Accepting Applications For New Guides

Gold Key, the org of amazing students who give prospective students their first tours of campus, host them overnight, and show them what it's really like to be a Smithie, is welcoming applications for new guides this Spring. Being a guide is one of the most fun and rewarding things you can do on campus and we encourage anyone to apply! The Gold Key Google Form Application link is here: http://goo.gl/forms/JIZeEEzg7o. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Emily Bae, Head of Selections and Training (ebae@smith.edu) or Sakshee Chawla, Chair (schawla@smith.edu).

Liz Cheney: A Powerful America , Wednesday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage

Former State Department leader on Middle East foreign policy discusses her experience as a woman in politics, her new book with former Vice President Dick Cheney, the war on terror and the future of American leadership.

MFA Thesis Dance Concert , Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 11-13, 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall

Featuring the distinct choreographic perspectives of Barbie Diewald, Emily Lukasewski, Bronwen MacArthur and Kate Seethaler, Hue: a continuum is the culminating performance aspect of each artist's thesis research. The performance calls on a diverse spectrum of classical, contemporary, post-modern and experimental forms that represent the breadth of the graduate program at Smith. Performers include Smith graduate students and undergraduate dancers from the Five College Dance Department, as well as several excellent local professional dancers. Tickets available at http://www.smith.edu/smitharts or 413-585-3220.

Jerry Noble and Friends , Sunday, Feb. 14, 3 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Jerry and his musical friends Bob Sparkman, clarinet, and Joel Pitchon, violin, present love songs of various kinds in honor of St. Valentine's Day. Old tunes will be heard in new ways, featuring student friends, Jerry's new film-noir adventure for violin and piano, Fiddle in the City, will be premiered, and Bob and Jerry will deliver a jazzy bouquet from the American Songbook. Free and open to the public.

Smith Succeeds at Highest Levels

Twenty-eight remarkable Smithies have been named Finalists for the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship (). Of these 28 hoping to impact 21 countries, 13 seek Research/Study Fellowships while another 15 aim for English Teaching Assistantships. The Fulbright Fellowship represents a significant contribution that Smith makes to societies around the world and is a keystone in Smith's global leadership drive. To learn more about these Finalists and their numerous faculty/staff supporters, please visit http://www.smith.edu/fulbright/news.php. To learn how you can help the Fellowships Program identify and cultivate potential fellowships candidates, please contact Don Andrew (dandrew@smith.edu) or Ryan Lewis (rlewis@smith.edu).

Smithies Plan to Make a Difference Around the World

You too can plan to join the 28 super Smithies recently named Finalists for the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship. Of these finalists hoping to broaden themselves in 21 countries, 13 aim to earn Research/Study Fellowships while another 15 seek English Teaching Assistantships. The Fulbright Fellowship can be key to unlocking a world of wide possibilities and is a real boon to an impressive resume after college. Read here what the Finalists propose. To learn more about Smith's record-setting Fulbright track record, or to become a candidate yourself, visit the Fellowships Program at http://www.smith.edu/fulbright/news.php http://www.smith.edu/fulbright.

Israel and the Middle East Conflict: Themes and Variations , Tuesday, Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Smith Israel Alliance welcomes Professor of Government Emertia Donna Divine and Dr. Asaf Romirowsky Executive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East as panelists. Their talk will give a historical context for past and current Middle East conflicts as they pertain to Israel and the challenges it faces. The event is open to the public.

Sign Up Now to Donate Blood at the Spring Blood Drive , February 23 and 24, Campus Center Carroll Room

The CSO spring 2016 Blood Drive is just around the corner on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1-7 p.m. One pint of blood can save up to three lives, so share the love this Valentines. Sign up today to be a donor on this doodle poll: https://doodle.com/poll/pcpi5hmz92bxdftu For more information contact the Community Service Office: cso@smith.edu

Reception for 'Correlations, New Works by Julie Shapiro' , Friday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m., Oresman Gallery, Hillyer

Julie Shapiro received her BA in art from UC Santa Cruz and her MFA in painting/printmaking from Yale School of Art. She also attended the Yale Summer School of Art, Norfolk, CT. She received tenure from SMU in Dallas, TX. Shapiro has had numerous exhibitions including solo exhibitions at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, NYC, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle and Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA and various group shows. Show runs February 2-28. The gallery is open M-F, 8:30am - 4:30pm.

Staff Forum, Lunch Provided for First 50 Guests , Wednesday, Feb. 10, Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

Staff Council is hosting a Staff Forum, open to all Smith staff. Lunch will be provided for the first 50 attendees. Bring questions and ideas for Staff Council, meet others from around campus, and hear updates pertinent to staff.

Chaired Professor Lecture: Patricia DiBartolo , Tuesday, Feb. 9, 5 p.m., Seelye 106

Patricia DiBartolo, Caroline L. Wall '27 Professor of Psychology, will give her inaugural lecture, "When Brilliance Backfires: Perfectionism's Cutting Edge." All are welcome. For more information, visit http://www.smith.edu/deanoffaculty/chairedprofessorlectures.php

Open Discussion with Sarah Leah Whitson, Director of HRW's Middle East Program , Friday, Feb. 12, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa Division, oversees the work of the division in 19 countries, with staff located in 10 countries. She has led dozens of advocacy and missions throughout the region, focusing on issues of armed conflict, accountability, legal reform, migrant workers, and political rights. Lunch will be provided to the first 25 attendees.

Kristie Dotson: 'Thinking Black Feminist Decolonial Thought' , Thursday, Feb. 11, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

The Departments of Philosophy and Africana Studies sponsor this talk by Kristie Dotson, associate professor of philosophy, Michigan State University. Dotson will offer a way to understand the much-contested notion of "identity politics," specifically black feminist identity politics, and discuss its important relationship to decolonization projects in U.S. settler colonial society.

Apply to Become a Bridge Leader

Want to make a difference at Smith? Apply to become a Bridge Leader. Applications for the 2016 Bridge Leader Staff are now online. Get all the important dates and details by visiting http://www.smith.edu/oma/bridge_leader.php. Completed application materials are due February 22, 2016. For more information, contact L'Tanya Richmond at lrichmon@smith.edu or stop by Clark Hall.

'Climate Change, Conflict, and Migration: The Intersection' , Friday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

What exactly is the role of climate change in the current refugee crisis? How do our investments in fossil fuels exacerbate global violence and civil war? Christian Parenti, journalist and professor at New York University, will discuss these and other questions drawing from his current research and book "Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change in the New Geography of Violence." Event presented by Divest Smith College, CEEDs, and Green Team. Snacks provided.

Staff Council Wine and Cheese , Thursday, Feb. 11, 3:30 p.m., Alumnae House Living Room

A great opportunity to meet members of Staff Council and other colleagues from across campus.

Learn About Ewha Woman's University, Smith College Summer Exchange Program Informational Session , Thursday, Feb. 18, 4:30 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Each year, Smith College selects up to ten students to attend Ewha Womans University's International Summer College in Seoul, South Korea. Students who are interested should attend the info session for more information about the program and the application process.

Summer International Opportunities Fair , Tuesday, Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m., Campus Center 103/4

Interested in studying abroad this summer but unsure of where to start? The Lewis Global Studies Center is hosting a summer abroad fair! You will be able to talk with representatives from nearly 20 different program providers about their various programs located around the world.

Domesticating Social Tensions , Thursday, Feb. 11, 4:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

"Soviet Animation Movies of the 1960s-80s", a lecture by Maria Maiofis, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. Looking at ways West European notions of family and domesticity served to shape beloved Soviet animation classics, this talk raises questions emerging from the cultural history of the Cold War and demonstrates the methods a literary scholar might use to work with the cultural products of the age of television and electronic media. The first in the "Russia in the World" spring lecture series organized by the Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Program.

Library Sign Lab Open House , Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1-4 p.m., Neilson Library, Second Floor

The Neilson Library Sign Lab will hold an Open House for students, faculty, and staff. The Sign Lab, located on the second floor of Neilson Library, is an experiment in transforming library spaces through community-driven signage, naming and icons. Participants will be able to learn about getting involved with the Sign Lab, see a vinyl cutter in action, and make an adhesive vinyl decal or sign. Learn more at http://sophia.smith.edu/blog/librarysignlab/

Make a Difference by Volunteering: Learn How at Community Ed Lunch , Thursday, Feb. 11, Noon-1 p.m., CCC, Wright 013

Interested in bettering the lives of others via education and wellness? Then attend Community Service Organization's Community Ed Luncheon which highlights volunteer opportunities with Connections After School Program and Fit Together. Agency representatives will be there to talk about the work that their agencies do and how Smith students can get involved. Connections After School Program Tutors mentor underprivileged young students. Fit Together offers personalized wellness advice and services to people in Western Massachusetts. Pizza and salad will be served. Questions, contact CSO cso@smith.edu ext. 2793.

Valentine's Day with The Smith Fund , Tuesday & Thursday, Feb 9 & 11, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Campus Center Main Level Table

Show your love for Smith in honor of Valentine's Day. Stop by The Smith Fund table in the Campus Center and make a valentine for someone special, pick up a sweet treat, and make your gift to The Senior Appreciation Program. Visit our table in the CC.

I Love My Library Day , Thursday, Feb. 11

Make time for some Valentine fun in the Libraries. http://smith.edu/libraries/info/news/love-my-library Enjoy rolling afternoon teas in all four campus libraries, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Get distracted with valentine making, photo booths, button making, and coloring books - display your work in Neilson. Check out the love-themed exhibitions in Hillyer and Josten libraries.

Sign Up for Smith Lacrosse Winter Clinic , Saturday, Feb. 27

Open to all high school players graduating in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Join the Smith Lacrosse Team for a fun-filled day of lacrosse. The day is designed to help players improve their individual skills and lacrosse knowledge all while experiencing a highly competitive Division III environment. The event takes place 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Turf Field, Cost is $50 (bring check or cash). Please bring goggles, stick, mouthguard, and sneakers - Goalies bring own equipment. For more information and to reserve your spot please email mwolford@smith.edu before Tuesday, February 23.

Ticket Information for Viola Davis Talk , Wednesday, March 2, 7 p.m., John M. Green Hall

Viola Davis -- the Oscar-nominated, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor perhaps best known for her current work starring in ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder" -- will speak at Smith at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, in John M. Greene Hall. The evening will be moderated by Andrea Hairston, the Louise Wolff Kahn 1931 Professor of Theatre and Africana Studies at Smith. Tickets are required and are available now. For information, go to: http://bit.ly/1SHaCzp

Time Management and Study Strategies , Tuesday, Feb. 9, Noon, Jacobson Center, Seelye 307

Start the semester with a better sense of how to use effective study and time management strategies in this informal workshop. Feel free to bring a grab-and-go lunch.

Dr. Cornel West at Smith College , Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m., John M. Green Hall

This event will be a lecture on Black History Month delivered by Dr. Cornel West. He will broadly touch upon themes/topics of racism, African-American history, Black spirituality, democracy, and intersectional feminism. More specifically, he will address the events of Ferguson, Baltimore, New York and police brutality in the public eye as well as institutional racism, the prison-industrial complex and his experience as an activist on the front lines. Hosted by Smith Association for Class Activists. Seating cannot be reserved. Doors at 6 p.m. In case of a full house, the talk will be live-streamed to Weinstein Auditorium in Wright Hall

ITS Service Interruption Notices

ITS posts information on known service outages on the ITS homepage at http://www.smith.edu/its . During regular business hours we post status updates on known issues, as well as other useful information.

EAL Film Series: 'Miss Chinatown USA' + 'Seeking Asian Female' , Friday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m., Seelye 106

The East Asian Languages Department will be hosting the documentaries "Miss Chinatown USA" and "Seeking Asian Female", both of which explore the identity of Asian women today. The latter film was also produced by the aunt of a current Smithie, so come show some support. These films will be followed by a discussion of their commentary on the female identity. There will be popcorn.

Seniors/Alumnae: Apply for an Alumnae Scholarship ,

If you are a senior or an alumna beginning your first year of graduate studies, you are eligible to apply for an Alumnae Scholarship. Awards are competitive and are based on merit as determined by your record, letters from faculty and a recommendation from your department. Students who receive awards are expected to pursue full-time graduate study. The application deadline is March 25, 2016 and is available for download at http://www.smith.edu/classdeans/funding.php

PRESHCO Spain Information Session , Thursday, Feb. 11, 5 p.m., Campus Center 204

Learn more about the Smith-Wellesley College semester study abroad program in Cordoba, Spain, which combines academic courses with a rich cultural program. The Program Administrator will give highlights from the program, talk about the application and visa process and answer questions. There will also be former Smith participants present to talk about their own experiences.

'Iskra!' Folk Opera Previewed for Josten Live! Fridays@Five , Friday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m., Josten Library, Mendenhall

Jessica L. Marlor '16 and a Smith cast preview her newly composed folk opera Iskra!, based on the little-known 1897 Lattimer massacre of immigrant mine workers in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania. Lush Polish folk melodies underscore the workers' Eastern European origins. This is a work in progress, with an outdoor premiere performance slated for the Mendenhall Courtyard on May 13. Comments and suggestions welcome during the talkback. Free and open to all.

'MOTHERS' ARMS Kathe Kollwitz's Women and War' Exhibit , On View Through May 29

The works of Kathe Kollwitz offer testimony concerning the ravages of both World Wars on her life and the socio-political realities of Germany's role in this history. Kollwitz's diary, used in the exhibition, offers insights into her internal struggles as a German female artist and social activist during both World Wars. The personal circumstances of her life and work offer an incisive perspective on the complexities of wartime experience. Drawn from the Museum's collections of prints with loans from private and public collections, the exhibition locates Kollwitz's works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Ada Valentine's Day Bake Sale , Thursday, Feb. 11, Noon-1 p.m., Campus Center Main Level Table

Heart-shaped cookies, chocolate lollipops, cupcakes baked with Ada LOVE, and Ada Merchandise will be available.

Auditions for 'Under Paradise Valley,' a Play by Lakes Writer Pamela Petro , February 10 and 11, 7-9 p.m., Poetry Center, Wright

Auditions for the experimental play/art installation "Under Paradise Valley," Directed by Maria Bell '16. No acting experience is necessary. Scripts will be provided for you to read, and perusal scripts are available in the Josten Library. For more information, contact mbell@smith.edu and/or ppetro@smith.edu. The performance will take place March 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Poetry Center in Wright Hall.

'Eyes on the Prize: The Pursuit of a Life Less Cluttered' , Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7-8 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Presented by Lee Shuer of ServiceNet and sponsored by the psychology department and School for Social Work.

Register Now for 'Slow Looking' Workshop , Friday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-noon, Museum of Art

For most of us, such clarity of focus has become increasingly rare. Simply looking has become a luxury. This two hour workshop will give us the time to do just that~ exploring the glories of the SCMA at our own slow pace, writing and making notes~ and then gathering to share what we've discovered. Lead by Christian McEwan, author of World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down, now in its sixth edition. Register at: http://www.smith.edu/hr/hrdev_registration.php

Sign Up Now for Staff Council Bus Trip to Bronx Zoo/Botanic Gardens , April 16

The trip is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, leaving at 7 a.m. and returning to Smith around 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $68 and include transportation AND a ticket to either the Zoo or New York Botanical Gardens. Discounts available for seniors and children. Bring the whole family. RSVP by March 28. Questions or reservations: email aletizia@smith.edu

Can You Drink This Cup?

The season of Lent begins on February 10. During Lent we are invited to reflect on Jesus' ministry and his suffering in a way that slowly, year after year, molds us more and more into imitators of Christ. Henri Nouwen, a Catholic theologian and priest, saw Christ's challenge to imitate and follow summed up in the question, "Can you drink this cup?" Join with other students on Sunday evenings during Lent to read Nouwen's short book, "Can You Drink This Cup?" Email Abigail Kromminga at akromminga@smith.edu if you're interested in joining! Participants will receive a free copy of the book.

Smith To Do: Manicure Night and DIY Hair Scrunchies , Saturday, Feb. 13, 9 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Bring your friends to do nail art and make hair scrunchies.

Menstrual Product Drive to Benefit Safe Passage Through March 10

Sponsored by the Class of 2018 Cabinet and Class Reps. Collection boxes will be in every house and SGA Office in the Campus Center. Safe Passage is committed to creating a safe environment for women when they leave their abusive homes. As a part of this commitment, they provide menstrual products for them in their shelters. Our cabinet believes that it makes sense to run this drive at a women's college, as many people on campus already have spare boxes of pads and tampons that they could easily donate.

'Principles of Investing' with Prof. Kaufman , Thursday, Feb. 11, Noon-1 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Do you understand the basics of investing? Would you like to learn? This lunch series taught by Professor Roger Kaufman is designed for Smithies from all majors, staff and faculty with no prior knowledge about investing. Learn the tools you need to start saving for tomorrow, whether it's vocabulary about stocks or tips on evaluating the market. As an extra bonus at this week's class, there will be a raffle to win a copy of 'A Random Walk Down Wall Street,' a must-read before starting your own portfolio. Brought to you by the Center for Women and Financial Independence.

Night at Your Museum , Friday, Feb. 19, 7-10 p.m., Museum of Art

Come to SCMA's party-of-the-year for a night to remember. Celebrate yourself in the museum by connecting with great friends, captivating art, and your own unique identity. Featuring: South Asian-inspired appetizers, desserts, and mocktails; the Smiffenpoofs; WOZQ; SC Masti; hands-on art-making; a photobooth; and more. Your recently redesigned museum includes the new Carol T. Christ Asian Art Gallery, featuring "Dislocation/Negotiating Identity: Contemporary Photographs from South and Southeast Asia." Smithies are encouraged to dress to express (and impress). Free and open to all Smith students. Enter through the Brown Fine Arts Center atrium.

Soup, Salad, Soul , Friday, Feb. 12, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Soup, Salad, and Soul is a student-led, soul-ful conversation over delicious homemade, vegetarian-friendly soup and salad (often with homemade bread), prepared by student cooks. Students, faculty and staff are invited for dialogue on current events, contemplative issues, and interesting topics presented by student leaders in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Shabbat Dinner , Friday, Feb. 12, 5:30 p.m., Kosher Kitchen

Smith College Jewish Community (SCJC) holds its Shabbat Dinner every Friday at 5:30 p.m at the Kosher Kitchen adjacent to Jordan House. Enjoy a nice home-cooked meal and you don't have to be Jewish to attend. Everyone is welcome.

Hats and House Banners: More Ways to Celebrate Rally Day 2016

Smith senior Cherilyn McGlynn says she has never been much of a “hat person.” But at this year’s Rally Day celebrations on Wednesday, Feb. 17, McGlynn will not only be sporting a hat, she’ll be helping coordinate a contest for the most creative headgear. The hat contest for seniors is a new way to celebrate Rally Day, a Smith tradition for students from all classes since 1876, when it was founded to commemorate George Washington’s birthday.

Zazen Practice , Thursday, Feb. 11, 5 p.m., Campus Center 102

Zazen (seated Zen) is deeply rooted in Buddhist spiritual tradition and is foundational to the path of awakening. This weekly meditation is led by Catherine Anraku Hondorp, a Zen teacher, Network Chiropractor, Somatic Experiencing/trauma healing practitioner, and a Soto Zen Buddhist Priest, who serves as a Buddhist Community Religious Adviser in Smith's Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. All are welcome. No experience is needed.

House Banner and Hat Competitions for Rally Day

Two prizes each will be awarded for hats and house banners: Most Creative and Best Use of Theme. Each winning house will receive $100 for its treasury. Winners of the hat contest will receive a $50 Dining Dollars credit. As for the judging, volunteers from the Smith Fund will identify 10 hat contest finalists from among seniors gathered at the Campus Center to march to John M. Greene Hall. At the start of the ceremony, faculty will vote for their favorites. President Kathleen McCartney will announce the winners at the end of the celebration. House banners will be judged by a group of faculty and staff. All banners must be hung by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, in order to qualify. (Banner kits are available in the Office of Student Engagement, Campus Center 106.) Read more about Rally Day events at http://goo.gl/Uy4HYw For more information, contact Office of Student Engagement or SGA.

Religious Life Staff Can Help Plan Vigils Important to You

We live in a diverse community where major world events can affect some of us deeply. The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life strives to honor the impact of a wide variety of important events that occur, and supports students in creating a contemplative space where urgent human rights are honored and calls for justice are voiced. If you would like to hold a vigil to help raise awareness of any issue on campus or beyond that matters to you, we can help. We encourage students to meet with CRSL staff to plan the vigil. Contact Matilda Cantwell at mcantwel@smith.edu.

Pa'lante Afro-Latinidad: Regresando a Nuestras Raices , Saturday, Feb. 13, 5:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Join Nosotr@s for its annual spring showcase with performances and food.


02/08/2016 Digest


SEC Presents 2nd Annual Oscar Screening Party , Sunday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Dress your best and come watch the Oscars with SEC. We will have a red carpet to strut your stuff, a Photo Booth for recording mess, mocktails and snacks.


02/04/2016 Digest


Jittery's Live Presents And the Kids , Thursday, Feb. 4, 9 p.m., Davis Ballroom

For the first concert of the semester, Jittery's Live presents And the Kids. Hailing from Northampton, And the Kids cooks up a "apocplyptic pop" sound featuring "a dizzying start-stop ride with lush, intricate soundscapes." And the Kids was featured on NPR's Tiny Desk concert-series in June of 2015, and has played up and down the eastern seaboard. Pitchfork calls the band one of "the Western Mass. indie scene's brightest creative lights." Free coffee and cookies will be served. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.

'Principles of Investing' , Thursday, Feb. 4, Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

Do you understand the basics of investing? Would you like to learn? This lunch series taught by Professor Roger Kaufman is designed for Smithies from all majors, staff and faculty with no prior knowledge about investing. Learn the tools you need to start saving for tomorrow, whether it's vocabulary about stocks or tips on evaluating the market. The 6 classes are sequential, so everyone is encouraged to attend the first session. Enjoy Professor Kaufman's fun, easy-to-follow advice over a delicious lunch. Brought to you by the Center for Women & Financial Independence.

Working With English Language Learners (ELL) , Monday, Feb. 15, Noon-1 p.m., CCC, Wright 013

Join the Community Service Office (CSO) in a brief but in-depth overview of how to work with English Language Learners (ELL). Lunch will be served while Renata S. Pienkawa, an ELL expert, will share, in a profoundly engaging way, some of her insights of how to work with students who are learning English as their new language. Both practical strategies and theoretical principles will be included. Come and expand your repertoire of how to work with English Language Learners. For more information, contact CSO at ext. 2793 or cso@smith.edu

SEC Films Presents 'Freeheld' , Friday & Saturday, Feb. 5 & 6, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Based on the documentary film by Smith alumna Cynthia Wade '89, this is the story of decorated New Jersey detective Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore), who diagnosed with terminal cancer, wishes to leave her pension benefits to domestic partner Stacie Andree (Ellen Page). Denied by local county officials, Laurel receives help from hard-nosed colleague Dane Wells (Michael Shannon) and activist Steven Goldstein (Steve Carell), who unite to rally fellow police officers and ordinary citizens to support the couple's fight for equality.

Register Now for 'Supervision Certificate Series' Spring Semester

Registration has opened for the Supervision Certificate Series offered by Human Resources spring 2016. Any member of faculty or staff looking to improve their supervision skills is welcome to register for the series. This program is comprised of five workshops focused on the basic elements of leadership and supervision. Space is limited to 12 participants per semester. This program requires supervisor approval and ends with a culmination lunch to celebrate achievement. Please register by visiting http://www.smith.edu/hr/hrdev_catalog.php

Climate Cafe: COP21 Debrief , Friday, Feb. 5, 4:15 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Climate change is with no doubt the most pressing and complex issue of our time. The entire world was hoping that the COP21 that took place at the end of the year in Paris would provide robust and ambitious international political answers to climate change. To some, the Paris Climate Agreement that came out of the COP21 is the world greatest diplomatic success. To others, the text reflects the power of the fossil fuel industry on our governments. Come hear about all sides of the argument regarding the Paris Climate Agreement and following climate action, and make your own decision.

Save the Date: CSO Spring Blood Drive , Tuesday & Wednesday, Feb. 23 & 24, Campus Center Carroll Room

Sign up today to be a donor by visiting https://goo.gl/NcU4pU Remember one pint of blood can save up to three lives, so share the love this Valentines. Unable to donate blood but still want to help out? You can help the nurses at the blood drive by being a volunteer. To sign up as a volunteer, visit https://goo.gl/a5Geft For more information contact the Community Service Office at cso@smith.edu

Nominate Your Professors for Faculty Teaching Awards; Deadline , February 5

The Curriculum Committee is now accepting nominations for Faculty Teaching Awards. Winners will be announced on Rally Day. To nominate a faculty member, visit https://socialnetwork.smith.edu/form/start/91361

Zazen Practice , Thursday, Feb. 4, 5 p.m., Campus Center 102

Zazen (seated Zen) is deeply rooted in Buddhist spiritual tradition and is foundational to the path of awakening. This weekly meditation is led by Catherine Anraku Hondorp, a Zen teacher, Network Chiropractor, Somatic Experiencing/trauma healing practitioner, and a Soto Zen Buddhist Priest, who serves as a Buddhist Community Religious Adviser in Smith's Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. All are welcome. No experience is needed.

Auditions for 'Our Lady of Kibeho' by Katori Hall , Sunday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m.

Directed by Nicole Watson, the play will be performed April 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Theatre 14. Auditions will be held Sunday, Feb. 7, 7-10 p.m. in Acting Studio 1 (T100) and by appointment during the afternoon on Monday, Feb. 8. Callbacks will be on Monday, Feb. 8, 7-10 p.m. To schedule an audition during the Monday afternoon slot, please email artsinfo@smith.edu. No appointment necessary on Sunday. Perusal scripts are available in Josten Library. More information and casting breakdown available online: http://www.smith.edu/theatre/auditions.php

Register Now for 'Introduction to Social Media' , Friday, Feb. 5, Noon

Do you feel left out when friends, family, or coworkers talk about their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn? This session is a basic introduction to social media for those who wish to learn more about the ways social media has affected our lives. Come learn new terms, navigate through sites to get a better understanding, and explore the world of social networking. Located in the HR Conference Room, 30 Belmont. Visit http://www.smith.edu/hr/hrdev_catalog.php to register.

'Reading Law Through a Feminist Lens,' a Lecture by 2016 Neilson Professor Martha Fineman , Thursday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

2016 Neilson Professor Martha Albertson Fineman, the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law, will present an examination of the evolution in law that occurred when large numbers of women entered the profession and brought their life experiences into discussion, while addressing the development of feminist legal theory and the changed nature of legal and political subjectivity that have occurred during the past half-century. This is the first in a three-part spring lecture series hosted by the Department of Government with support from the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute. All invited; refreshments served.

Student Picks Exhibition: 'Time in Space' by Anna Saunders '17J , Friday, Feb. 5, Noon-4 p.m., Museum of Art

This one-day student-curated show of works on paper from the museum's permanent collection captures the idea of time and its boundaries, however elusive or finite they may be. Photographs by artists such as Lauren Greenfield, Martin Parr, and Moyra Davey will be represented.

Nominate a Service or Administrative Staff Member for the Rally Day Gavel Awards; Deadline , Friday, Feb. 5, 4 p.m.

SGA Senate is now accepting nominations for the Gavel Award with a 4 p.m. deadline on Friday, Feb. 5. The winners will be announced at the Rally Day presentation on February 17. To nominate your favorite service or administrative staff member, visit https://socialnetwork.smith.edu/form/start/86789 .

Ski and Snowboard Trips Every Thursday

The Outdoor Adventure program will be heading up to Berkshire East Ski Area (aka The Beast) every Thursday for a 5-9 p.m. night ski session. Tickets are $17, rentals $17 and lessons start at $10/person. Meet at Sage Hall at 4:15 p.m. Arrive early to get a seat in van. No pre-registration.

The 'Feel Good Monday' Lunch: What is the Relationship Between Social Justice and Righteous Anger? , Monday, Feb. 8, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 204

Join Matilda Cantwell, Smith College Interfaith Fellow, for a conversation about the relationship between social justice work and righteous anger, and about the possibility of letting go and hanging on at the same time. This workshop is part of the series, "The Feel Good Monday Lunch." We'll begin and end each session with a very short exercise in contemplative practice. This series is co-sponsored by the Wurtele Center for Work & Life, Wellness Education, and Religious & Spiritual Life. Lunch and grab & go materials are provided.

Orientation Session for Student Facilitators for 'Soup Salad and Soul' Friday Lunch Discussions , Friday, Feb. 5, 1:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

A training session for student facilitators of Friday for Soup Salad and Soul.Soup Salad and Soul is delicious homemade vegetarian food and soulful discussion in a welcoming space, Fridays at noon.This is one of two sessions being offered this semester and is required for all those who would like to be a discussion leader and have not attended a training or led in the past. Alternate training time/date is Friday Feb. 19, at 11 a.m.

On the Move: A Workshop on the Practical Applications of Mindfulness , Monday, Feb. 8, 4 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

As school gets busy, do you ever feel like you're on autopilot moving from class to class? Join fellow Smithie Ali Cook '10, MA, RYT, to learn techniques to check-in and get back in the driver's seat. In this workshop, we'll delve into some of the factors that contribute to "autopilot" and explore how they can be redirected by the practice of mindfulness, a non-judgemental awareness of the present moment. In 90 just minutes, you'll assemble a personalized action plan for your own practical application of mindfulness. Sponsored by the Wurtele Center for Work & Life: http://www.smith.edu/wcwl/events.php

Save the Date: The 2016 All-Employee Picnic, Wednesday, May 25

Mark your calendar for the 2016 All-Employee Picnic, which will be on Wednesday, May 25 on Chapin Lawn (rain location: Campus Center). This annual lunchtime event will have all the delicious food, fun activities and entertainment, and excellent company of your colleagues as in past years! Hours will be 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Consider volunteering at the picnic this year; it's a great way to be a part of this popular event. More details will be available in the upcoming weeks.

2015 Electronic W-2 Forms Now Available on BannerWeb

The Controller's Office has posted 2015 W-2 Year End Earnings Statements on BannerWeb. Access this electronic version from the Employee Services menu, Tax Information page. To sign up for electronic receipt of the W-2 statement, follow the link for instructions http://www.smith.edu/controller/index.php if you previously consented you do not need to repeat this process. Employees who have not consented to electronic receipt will receive paper copies which will be mailed to home addresses and postmarked by February 1. Current student W-2 Statements are mailed to the home address not campus box. For more information, contact Payroll at payroll@smith.edu

1099-HC Form Distribution for Tax Year 2015

Harvard Pilgrim will mail a 1099-HC form to all 2015 Massachusetts resident subscribers by January 31, 2016. The 1099-HC indicates the coverage subscribers had in 2015, and allows you and your adult dependents (spouses and children over 18) to complete MA Schedule HC when filing a Massachusetts income tax return. As of February 1, 2016, Harvard Pilgrim will make their 1099-HC Info Center available at http://www.harvardpilgrim.org/1099. The Info Center will explain the coverage reporting requirement, include a Q&A on the 1099-HC form, and provide a link to a self-service print tool, which will enable you to securely print your 1099-HC.

Zika Virus: Travel Alert

The CDC has issued a Level 2 alert for persons traveling to areas or countries with ongoing Zika virus transmission. For more information visit http://www.smith.edu/health

'Housing is a Human Right! The Dignified Fight for Homes in Mexico City and Beyond' , Monday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Mexico Solidarity Network and Autonomous University of Social Movements (AUSM) present: Housing is a Human Right! The Dignified Fight for Homes in Mexico City and Beyond with Luis Saracho of the Union de Vecinos y Damnificados 19 de Septiembre. UVyD 19 continues to organize to defend their right to housing amidst forces of gentrification. Discover how Mexico City tenants organize people power to fight eviction and displacement. Sponsored by the Smith College Program in Latin American and Latino/a Studies. Free and open to the public.

Center for Community Collaboration (CCC): Meet the New Director , Thursday, Feb. 4, 5:30 p.m., CCC, Wright 013

Any interested students are invited to an informal dinner at the CCC to meet with new director, Denys Candy, tell him a bit about Smith, and have a conversation about the direction of the center. Find out more about the CCC in the latest newsletter: http://conta.cc/1RVuEHU

'Collective Behavior of Molecular Motors in the Active Materials that Drive Cell Division' , Monday, Feb. 8, 4 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Maria Kilfoil, assistant professor of physics, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Part of the Spring 2016 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.

Kathe Kollwitz Gallery Talk by Artist Barry Moser , Friday, Feb. 5, 12:15-12:45 p.m., Museum of Art

Barry Moser, Professor-in-Residence in Art & Printer to the College, as well as noted printmaker and illustrator, will share his insights into Kathe Kollwitz's work on view in the current exhibition "Mothers' Arms: Kathe Kollwitz's Women and War." Gallery talk free with museum admission | meet in the museum lobby (Please note: Admission is free for college students and 5-College employees and their families). http://www.smith.edu/artmuseum/On-View/Kaethe-Kollwitz-s-Women-and-War.

Soup, Salad and Soul , Friday, Feb. 5, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Soup, Salad, and Soul is a student-led, soul-ful conversation over delicious homemade, vegetarian-friendly soup and salad (often with homemade bread), prepared by student cooks. Students, faculty and staff are invited for dialogue on current events, contemplative issues, and interesting topics presented by student leaders in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Shabbat Dinner , Friday, Feb. 5, 5:30 p.m., Kosher Kitchen

Smith College Jewish Community (SCJC) holds its Shabbat Dinner every Friday at 5:30 p.m at the Kosher Kitchen adjacent to Jordan House. Enjoy a nice home-cooked meal and you don't have to be Jewish to attend. Everyone is welcome.

Health & STEM Lunchbag Series: Nurse Midwifery , Friday, Feb. 5, 12:15 p.m., Sabin Reed 220

Annie Heath, CNM, and Catherine Boshe, CNM of the Cooley Dickinson Center for Midwifery Care. Annie received her Master's degree in Nursing from Yale University and earned a certificate in Midwifery. Catherine graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Science degree in Midwifery and Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Annie has a special interest in understanding and evaluating maternal and infant health care issues in the Dominican Republic. Pizza will be provided for the first 20 people.

Buddhism, Happiness and Ethics , Thursday, Feb. 11, 5 p.m., Seelye 106

"Why the Bodhisattva Isn't Satisfied" by William Edelglass, Professor of Philosophy at Marlboro College. Many dharma teachers and scientists claim that Buddhist meditation is an effective practice for cultivating happiness. This talk explores the meaning and justification of this claim, how it functions in the broader context of the contemporary discourse of happiness, and the ways in which it can both illumine and obscure Buddhist practices. It is the second in a lecture series collaboration between the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and the Smith College Buddhist Studies Concentration, sponsored by the Ada Howe Kent fund.

Auditions for 'The Wedding Singer,' Presented by Leading Ladies , February 4 and 6

Come prepared with a verse and a chorus of a song to be performed a cappella. We will provide monologues for you to read. All levels of experience are welcome and encouraged. Auditions are Thursday, Feb. 4, 7-10 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 6, 1-5 p.m. Callbacks will be held Sunday, Feb. 7, 1-5 p.m. All events take place in Sage 15. Tech and crew positions are also available. If you have additional questions, please contact the director, Deidre Lightman ('17J) at dlightman@smith.edu. Performance dates will be Thursday, April 14, Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, in the evenings.

Final Call for Faculty Teaching Award Nominations , Friday, Feb. 5, 4 p.m.

Remember to nominate outstanding professors for a Faculty Teaching Award. Winners will be announced on Rally Day. Submit your nominations at https://socialnetwork.smith.edu/form/start/91361

Smith To Do: No-Sew Throw Pillows , Saturday, Feb. 6, 9-11 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Stop by to make your own pillow.

Come Watch: Hack@Smith , Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 6-7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Smith's computer science club, Smithies in CS, invites the community to observe its second annual creative computer programming marathon, titled Hack@Smith. The event is designed to encourage more programming enthusiasts—and women in particular—to experience the virtues of computer hacking. In addition to attracting first-time programmers, Smithies in CS hope that hosting this kind of event at a women’s college will draw attention to the existing gender gap in computer science.

Cornel West Will Speak at Smith

Cornel West—a prominent civil rights activist and scholar perhaps best known for writing Race Matters and Democracy Matters—will speak in John M. Greene Hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11. The event is open to the public at no charge, and no tickets are required. Doors will open at 6 p.m. (In case of a full house, the talk will be live-streamed to Weinstein Auditorium in Wright Hall.)


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Community Service Fair , Wednesday, Feb. 3, 4-5:15 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Meet agency representatives from around the Pioneer Valley and dedicated students to learn about how you can give back to the community. For more information about Smith's Community Service Organization, visit http://www.smith.edu/cso/ email cso@smith.edu or stop by our office in the Center for Community Collaboration in Wright Hall.

Child Psychology Study Seeking Participants Aged 8 to 12 Years

Children (aged 8-12 years) and their parents are being recruited for a study about children's thoughts and emotions. The study involves interactive tasks such as solving puzzles and memory games, and answering some questionnaires. This paid study ($40 per parent-child pair) takes place in Bass Hall and appointments can be scheduled at any time (including weekends). Contact childperfectionism@gmail.com or 413 585 3386 to learn more and/or set up a time to come in!

Sort Food--Volunteer and Make a Difference at the Food Bank , Friday, Feb. 5, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Are you interested in helping the local community? Come learn about how the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts supports the community by sorting donated food in the warehouse, which is distributed to local emergency food pantries and programs. Transportation will be provided to Food Bank site in Hatfield, MA. Sign up by February 3. For more information and to sign up, contact Brianna Halasa at bhalasa@smith.edu. For information about this and other volunteer opportunities contact CSO at ext. 2793 or cso@smith.edu.

Music in the Noon Hour: Haydn, Glass, Prokofiev , Wednesday, Feb. 3, 12:30-1 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

The popular midday recital series welcomes 2016 with the Apple Hill String Quartet - Elise Kuder and Colleen Jennings, violins, Mike Kelley, viola, and Rupert Thompson, cello - playing works of Haydn, Prokofiev and Philip Glass. Free and open to the public.

Apply for a Kahn Project Today, Get Paid to Do Research Next Year; Information Sessions , February 2 and 3, Kahn Institute, 3rd Floor, Neilson

Students are invited to apply for one of two yearlong Kahn Institute projects for 2016-17: Shaping Perception, organized by Daphne Lamothe (Africana Studies) and Chris Aiken (Dance); and Modes and Models of Making, organized by Alex Keller (Film Studies) and Dana Leibsohn (Art). All are invited to attend Information Sessions for these projects: on Tuesday, February 2, 5-6 p.m. (for Shaping Perception), and on Wednesday, February 3, 5-6 p.m. (for Modes and Models of Making), taking place at the Kahn Institute, 3rd floor, Neilson Library (refreshments served). Submit a brief application by Friday, February 19; see application details at http://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute/fellowships_students_apply.php.

Strategic Planning 'Playback' Sessions , Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 3 & 4, Seelye 207

Join members of the Committee on Mission and Priorities for a "playback" of the planning process. These sessions, which are open to staff, faculty and students, will provide opportunities for members of the Smith community to review and to comment on the strategic directions that have emerged from the proposals submitted by members of the Smith community last spring. On Wednesday, Feb. 3, the session will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and on Thursday, Feb. 4, the session will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both sessions take place in Seelye 207.

Chaired Professor Lecture: Marc Steinberg , Tuesday, Feb. 2, 5 p.m., Seelye 106

Marc Steinberg, Sydenham Clark Parsons Professor of Sociology, will give his inaugural lecture, "State of Exploitation: Law and Labor Control in Victorian England." All are welcome. For more information about the series, visit http://www.smith.edu/deanoffaculty/chairedprofessorlectures.php

Sign Up for Test Anxiety Group Beginning , Wednesday, Feb. 3, 3-4:15 p.m., Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

Is test-taking a struggle and anxiety provoking? If so, come and learn some test taking strategies. There is a group starting on Wed, Feb 3 and running for four weeks. For more information or to join contact Elena Volpe at evolpe@smith.edu or Jeannette Landrie at jlandrie@smith.edu

Global Books: 'Engaging Buddhism--Why it Matters to Philosophy' , Wednesday, Feb. 3, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Author and Smith Professor of Philosophy Jay Garfield and Smith Professors of Religious Studies Jamie Hubbard and Andy Rotman will lead a discussion on the relationship between Buddhism and Philosophy based on Garfield's recently published book. Pizza will be provided for the first 25 participants. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Register Now for 'Retirement Basics' , Thursday, Feb. 4, Noon, Campus Center Carroll Room

Join David Carboni, DKC Retirement Associates, LLC, CFP for this 90-minute workshop that will provide you with the resources you need to answer basic retirement questions, and provide you with a starting point for thinking about your own retirement savings plan.

South Asia Alumnae Lecture Series: Constance Kassor '05 , Thursday, Feb. 4, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

Constance Kassor, visiting lecturer in the Religion Department and director of the Five College Tibetan Studies in India Program and Smith's Buddhist Studies Concentration, will give a lecture titled "How To Win Debates and Influence History: A Case-Study from 15th-century Tibet". Constance received her PhD in Religious Studies from Emory University in 2014, and graduated from Smith College in 2005 with a BA in Philosophy. Sponsored by the South Asia Concentration, the Department of Religion and the Lecture Committee.

Learn How to Complete a Business Model Canvas: Four February Workshops Beginning , Tuesday, Feb. 2, Noon-12:50 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Interested in competing in the Draper Competition on April 18? The Center for Women and Financial Independence wants to help to prepare you and your application. Learn the iterative process of completing a Business Model Canvas through the following four workshops: February 2, Value Propositions and Consumer Segments; February 9, Key Activities, Resources and Partners; February 16, Cost Structures and Revenue Streams; February 23, Putting It All Together. Workshops will be held from noon to 12:50 p.m. in the Neilson Browsing Room. Lunch will be provided for the first 20 attendees.

Campus Tree Removals Winter 2016

The Botanic Garden, working with Facilities Management will be removing trees from campus in the coming weeks. The trees being removed include Norway maples, an invasive species, and other trees around campus that are diseased. There are also a number of trees that were damaged in the October 29, 2011, snowstorm that have not recovered and will be removed. Trees in key campus locations will be replaced in the spring.

Between the Lines: Redefining Realness , Wednesday, Feb. 3, Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

Staff Council invites all faculty and staff to participate in its next Between the Lines event, featuring the New York Times Bestseller "Redefining Realness" by Janet Mock. Janet Mock spoke at Smith College last spring to a packed audience at John M. Greene Hall and engaged the audience with stories from her memoir. We encourage you to read Redefining Realness prior to the event. This is a brown bag lunch event, but refreshments will be served.

How to Quit Overthinking: A Workshop with Rachel Simmons , Wednesday, Feb. 3, 4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Do you replay your missteps in your head at night, thinking endlessly about what you could have done differently? Do you perseverate about your problems, focusing more on the "what if" and "why" instead of how to solve them? "Overthinking" can be exhausting. Research shows it disproportionately affects women and girls, and can lead to anxiety, depression, and loss of motivation. At this workshop, learn why we overthink and how to stop, so you can move on, free your mind and focus on more productive activities. This workshop is led by best-selling author and educator Rachel Simmons. http://www.smith.edu/wcwl/events.php

New Email Newsletter for On- and Off-Campus Audiences

In order to more effectively communicate with audiences both on and off campus, the Office of College Relations is launching a new email newsletter, "Notes from Paradise," that will be mailed every Wednesday, beginning February 3, to all Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. The new "Notes from Paradise" will incorporate news mentions currently found in NewsTracker (which will cease to exist as a freestanding publication), as well as key campus news, alumnae stories and videos. Questions? Contact Sam Masinter, smasinte@smith.edu.

A New Approach to News

The way you hear about Smith news is changing. A new email newsletter, "Notes from Paradise," is designed to bring Smith’s most important stories to people on and off campus. The new Notes will arrive in email inboxes weekly beginning Wednesday, Feb. 3.


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Apply for Kahn Institute's 'Futurisms, Part II - Intersections: Digital Humanities, Interactive Media & Cultural Heritage' Deadline Is , Monday, Feb. 1

What role could technology serve in memorializing the dead? Why is it important to not only memorialize, but also archive tragedy? What is gained (and lost) if we shift from creating memorials that are material - but also often fragile - to creating memorials that are digital and archival? These are questions that emerge in considering how digital technologies might secure the future of an object like the AIDS Memorial Quilt. This part-time, three-day Kahn project starts February 25 and is organized by Jessica Nicoll, Museum of Art, and Alex Keller, Film Studies. See http://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute/current.php for more information. Application deadline is Monday, Feb. 1.

Chip Card to Replace College Corporate Card - Spring 2016

Smith's purchasing department is working with JPMC to introduce chip cards in April. (A more exact date will be provided as we get closer.) The new chip card will contain a small, embedded microchip which will help improve security and acceptance of your college card in the U.S. and around the world. For more information, visit the purchasing website at http://www.smith.edu/purchasing/index.php

Mass. Minimum Wage Increase Effective January 1, 2016

Due to an increase in the Massachusetts minimum wage effective January 1, 2016, the base hourly wage for on-campus student workers will increase by $1.00, to $10.00. To maintain the current difference between on-campus and off-campus rates, the College has elected to raise off-campus and special position rates currently paying $15.00 or less by $1.00 as well (even though these rates are currently at or above the new effective rate). The new off-campus rate will be $10.50 and the selected special position rates will increase $1.00 from their current levels. For more information visit http://www.smith.edu/controller/

Smith Life Sciences and Technology Fair , Thursday, Jan. 28, 3:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

The Lazarus Center for Career Development is hosting our annual Life Sciences and Technology Fair for students from life sciences, engineering, psychology, math and computer science. The fair features employers offering internships and full-time positions. To view the list of participating employers, visit http://www.smith.edu/lazaruscenter/fairs_scitech_participants.php Dress is business casual; Bring copies of your resume.

Open House: Fort Hill Center for Early Childhood Education , Sunday, Jan. 31, 2-3:30 p.m., Fort Hill, Lyman Road

Learn more about the infant, toddler and preschool programs offered by Center for Early Childhood Education, Fort Hill. Families who are interested in the programs can tour the center, visit classrooms, and meet teachers, staff and current parents. Benefited Smith employees are eligible for a tuition grant. For more information visit http://www.smith.edu/forthill

Parking Garage Elevator Closed for Maintenance , Tuesday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Parking Garage, West St.

Facilities Management will be performing routine maintenance on the West Street Parking Garage. This maintenance requires that we take the elevator offline. Thank you in advance for your patience during this necessary maintenance project.

SEC Films Presents 'American Ultra' , Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29 and 30, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

SEC invites students to a screening of American Ultra. American Ultra is an action comedy about Mike (Jesse Eisenberg), an unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his girlfriend, Phoebe (Kristen Stewart), is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the blink of an eye, as his past comes back to haunt him, Mike is thrust into a deadly government operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive. We will also screen the film Friday and Saturday, 1/29 and 1/30 at 7:30pm in Weinstein Auditorium.

'Chaperoning Protein Misfolding Diseases: Identifying Small Heat Shock Protein Assemblies' , Monday, Feb. 1, 4 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Kathryn McMenimen, Claire Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Mount Holyoke College. Part of the Spring 2016 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.

'Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey' , Saturday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio, Mendenhall

Who are you when you're from everywhere and nowhere? "Alien Citizen" is a poignant one-woman show written and performed by Elizabeth Liang about growing up as a dual citizen of mixed heritage in Central America, North Africa, the Middle East, and New England. Free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.

January 25Live Tip of the Month: Difference Between Start, Pre-event, and Post-event Times

How do people know what time to arrive for your event? Do you want to make sure the space you're using is ready for the time your event begins? These are two completely different designations on your request. See http://www.smith.edu/emo/tips/january2016.pdf to be sure you understand how to correctly and clearly indicate these important distinctions in the places on your request where you set a time.

Welcome Back: Win a Pair of BostonSoundworx Basix Earbuds from the Computer Store (Limited Time) , January 25-29, All day, Computer Store, Stoddard Hall 202

Are you looking for an incredible music experience that combines the best in sound and style? Spend $10 or more on a personal purchase at the Smith College Computer Store to be entered into a raffle for BostonSoundworx Basix Earbuds. The winner will be announced Monday, Feb. 1. Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Register for 'Maximize Your Orange Money' , Friday, Jan. 29, Noon, Campus Center 103/4

Learn about the power of your "Orange Money" in the Smith Retirement plan. Those who attend will learn ways to take stock and work toward financial goals, all while preparing for future retirement. Please register by visiting http:www.smith.edu/hr/hrdev_catalog.php

'Lighting Up Introverted Students, Inside and Out of the Classroom' , Monday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Join Amma Marfo, author of "The I's Have It: Reflections on Introversion in Student Affairs" for a workshop exploring how colleges and universities work for introverts. By the end of the session, you'll have a clearer idea of what introversion is (and what it isn't), what it looks like when working with students, and how to ensure that your common practices are engaging all students--introverts, extroverts, and ambiverts alike.

Sidewalk Construction on Paradise Road; Sidewalk Closed Through , April

During the week of January 25, contractors will be removing the existing sidewalk on the north side of Paradise Road, from 61 Paradise Road to Mandelle Road to install new conduits related to the apartments construction project. The sidewalk will remain closed until the completion of the project in April. The sidewalk on the opposite side of the street will remain open. On street parking on the north side of Paradise Road will be temporally unavailable only while construction activities are taking place.

Arava Institute for Environmental Studies Study Abroad; Info Session , Friday, Jan. 29, 12:15 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

A representative from the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel will visit the Smith College campus to provide information to students interested in studying abroad in Israel on their program. The Arava Institute is located in Kibbutz Ketura, Arava Desert, Israel. The Institute encourages environmental cooperation between peoples. Students from Israel (both Jewish and Arab), Palestine, Jordan and abroad study regional environmental issues in a way that works towards peace and sustainable development. The program of study includes frequent field trips to environmental sites throughout Israel; visits by leading environmental activists and policy makers; leadership training; and independent research.

Health & STEM Professions Lunchbag Series , Friday, Jan. 29, 12:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Are you looking for a gap or a glide year? IHN Communications Officer, Sara Sternglass, will be providing a virtual information session to learn more about the one-year MS Program in Nutrition at Columbia University's Institute of Human Nutrition. Pizza will be provided for the first 25 people.

Soup, Salad, Soul , Friday, Jan. 29, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Soup, Salad, and Soul is a student-led, soul-ful conversation over delicious homemade, vegetarian-friendly soup and salad (often with homemade bread), prepared by student cooks. Students, faculty and staff are invited for dialogue on current events, contemplative issues, and interesting topics presented by student leaders in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Register Now for 'Winter Wellness' Seminar , Tuesday, Feb. 2, Noon, Campus Center 205

Winter is the time of the year where we are more prone to catching a cold or the flu. This seminar will teach participants about the immune system, ways to combat winter illnesses and strategies for staying healthy all year long. Join our Employee Assistance Program E4 Health to discuss strategies for a healthy winter. Register by visiting http://www.smith.edu/hr/hrdev_catalog.php

Strategic Planning 'Playback' Sessions Feb. 3 and 4

Join members of the Committee on Mission and Priorities for a "playback" of the planning process. These sessions, which are open to staff, faculty and students, will provide opportunities for members of the Smith community to review and to comment on the strategic directions that have emerged from the proposals submitted by members of the Smith community last spring. On Wednesday, Feb. 3, the session will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and on Thursday, Feb. 4, the session will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both sessions take place in Seelye 207.

OPT Info Sessions for International Students; Series Begins , Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

The International Students and Scholars Office are hosting info sessions for all international students interested in pursuing Optional Practical Training (OPT) upon graduation. Due to the nature of the application process, we recommend that students get informed early. Note that in order to apply for OPT, students are required to attend one of four info sessions offered during February. The next info session will take place Thursday, Feb. 11, 5-6 p.m.

Join the Wurtele Center for Work & Life Student Advisory Board , Friday, Jan. 29, 12:15 p.m., Wurtele Center, Clark

Are you interested in getting involved with the Wurtele Center for Work & Life (WCWL)? Please join us for our first student advisory board meeting of the semester from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on the third floor of Clark Hall. Anyone is welcome. Learn more about what the WCWL does and how you can join other students in developing original programming for the center. Pizza will be provided. For more information about the Wurtele Center for Work & Life, visit: http://www.smith.edu/wcwl

Smith College Student Action for Refugees Workshop , Thursday, Feb. 4, 5 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

This workshop, part of the year-long lecture and film series on Forced Displacement, Refugees and Immigration organized by the Lewis Global Studies Center, will gather students to brainstorm about how best to advocate for refugees. What possible actions can Smith College students organize for refugees on their campus, in their community, and in the local area? A final goal is to set up a club of Smith College student actions for refugees. Dinner is provided. RSVP by February 2nd to Sara Kirk (skirk@smith.edu) for reservations.


01/26/2016 Digest


Celebrating Collaborations Now Accepting Proposals for Presentations, Performances, Posters

Students in all classes and majors are invited to submit proposals to participate in "Celebrating Collaborations: Students and Faculty Working Together," which will take place on Saturday, April 16. Proposals to display posters, give presentations or exhibition, or do performances will be accepted. Proposals may derive from special studies projects, honors theses, concentration work, research projects, classwork, or any other student-faculty joint work. For more information and to submit a proposal online, visit http://www.smith.edu/collaborations/. All proposals are due by Friday, Feb. 26. Contact Danielle Ramdath, associate dean of the faculty, with questions.

Register Now for Hack@Smith 2016 , February 6-7

Registration for Hack@Smith 2016 is open at hackatsmith.org. Hack@Smith is currently one of the only college hackathons designed to promote gender equality in computer science. Create programs during this exciting 24-hour programming event. First-time hackers are especially welcome. Brought to you by Smithies in CS.

Registration for Spring Semester Riding Classes , Wednesday, Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m., Ainsworth Classroom

Bring a print-out of your Bannerweb academic schedule and fee for the semester. You must attend this meeting even if you have pre-registered. For more information, please email spayne@.smith.edu.

Events Management Office Closed for Staff Retreat , Tuesday, Jan. 26, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Events Management Office will be closed all day for a staff retreat.

GES Kenya Information Session , Wednesday, Jan. 27, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

The 2016 GES program in Kenya (The Gender Politics of Participatory Democracy and Development) is now accepting applications. Come to the info session to learn more. Lunch will be provided to the first 25 people. The seminar provides a critical assessment of how gender politics have emerged and developed in Kenya. Students will examine how issues of nationalism and nation-building and the second and third waves of democratization and governance have impacted gender equity. Application deadline: February 15, 2016.

Register for 'Resume and Cover Letter' Workshop , Thursday, Jan. 28, Noon

Producing a solid resume and a well written cover letter is a basic requirement for a successful job search. Join HR in a workshop that covers the basics of what Hiring Managers look for in a resume and cover letter. If you are interested in applying for any internal Smith College position, this is a great way to get your materials ready for application. The workshop will be held in the conference room in 30 Belmont. Please register by visiting http:www.smith.edu/hr/hrdev_catalog.php

Hebron: 47 Years of Documentation , Thursday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Israeli Documentary Filmmaker, Ra'anan Alexandrowicz analyzes the audio-visual documentation of the occupation from the West Bank city of Hebron. Scrutinizing the audio-visual records of Hebron's history sheds light on the varied levels of information given to the public over the years, the different voices and points of view represented in the public sphere and the evolving techniques used by documentarians. In identifying the relationship between technology, documentation, history and politics, the filmmaker comments on the complex relationship between documentation practices and the reality they claim to depict.

Smith To Do: Succulent Terrariums , Saturday, Jan. 30, 9-11 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Make your own succulent terrarium. This is the first Smith To Do of the semester and we will be kicking it off we free food. While supplies last.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day , Sunday, Feb. 14, 12:30 p.m., ITT

National Girls and Women in Sports Day is a day to recognize, celebrate and encourage girls and women in sport. Girls and women in sport refers to girls in all levels of athletics, from the nationally ranked collegiate athlete to the recreational exerciser. Smith College wants to do its part to promote girls in sport so the college is offering this day of sports clinics to local 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls.

Eat Local: Dining Services Offers More Locally-Produced Food

Smith Dining Services is keeping it "real" this semester by using more food products grown locally by sustainable providers. From ice cream to root vegetables, the percentage of real food on the menu is rising, says Andrew Cox, director of Dining Services. Here are five new reasons to enjoy meals on campus this semester.


01/21/2016 Digest


'Designing for the Campus: Work from the Architecture Studio Course ARS 386' , Through January 25, Campus Center Arts Lounge

This exhibition celebrates student design proposals developed within the architecture studio course ARS 386 at Smith during the fall 2015 semester. Displayed work includes proposals for study spaces within the the re-designed Neilson Library.

Georgia Pugh '63: 'The Seawall Series' , January 19-April 15, Alumnae House Gallery, 33 Elm St.

Georgia Pugh's paintings in the "Seawall Series" portray ruined structures, built to keep the water from the land. This imagery of powerful, yet precarious, forms in ocean settings provokes a sense of the perpetual interaction between human will and the forces of nature. The beauty and intensity of color, compositional force and movement draw viewers into this drama of inevitability and pathos. Come meet the artist at her opening reception on Fri., Mar. 4, 5-7 p.m. Gallery hours, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Campus School Open House , Saturday, Jan. 23, 9:30-11 a.m., 33 Prospect St.

Prospective kindergarten through sixth grade students and their parents are invited to explore classrooms and try a variety of activities. Meet teachers, staff and parents. For more information, contact the admission office at ext. 3270 or visit http://www.smith.edu/sccs

Art Department/Hillyer Open House , Thursday, Jan. 21, 2-4 p.m., Hillyer Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center

Join the Smith College Art Department for tours of the studios, digital classrooms and galleries, led by faculty and students.

Register Now for Spring Learning and Development Workshops

The Office of Human Resources will be offering a wide variety of learning and development workshops throughout the spring semester. New offerings include technology training, featured speaker and author Amma Marfo, and a variety of personal and professional development options to attend during your lunch hour. To see a full list of offerings, and register to attend a workshop, visit http://smith.edu/hr/hrdev_catalog.php

Film Screening: 'The Pass System' by Alex Williams , Saturday, Jan. 23, 3 p.m., Green Room, Mendenhall

The film is a 51-minute investigative documentary about the Canadian "pass system," a form of segregation (indigenous peoples from whites) that existed for over 60 years following a resistance in 1885. First Nations (Native Canadians) were required to request a pass in order to leave their reservation for any reason. The film reveals new information regarding the lengths to which the Canadian Government went to enforce the illegal program and keep the truth of its illegality from First Nations in order to better enforce it. Free and open to the public.

President McCartney's Open Office Hour , Monday, Jan. 25, 4-5 p.m., President's Office, College Hall

Spend a brief one-on-one with President McCartney.

Register for 'Extraordinary Customer Service' Workshop , Tuesday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m., Campus Center 205

The customer service landscape has changed with the onset of new technology and changing demographics. Come learn the skills necessary to provide extraordinary customer service, along with how to de-escalate tough situations. Please register by visiting http://www.smith.edu/hr/hrdev_catalog.php

Her Unconventional Lens: Winter SAQ Profiles Cass Bird '99

Images by photographer Cass Bird '99 challenge ideas of identity, gender and what makes a person beautiful. A profile story in the Winter 2015-16 Smith Alumnae Quarterly explores how Bird's experience at Smith shaped her trajectory as an artist.


01/19/2016 Digest


Staff Council Soup and Spuds , Wednesday, Jan. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Beat the winter blues with your Staff Council: Join colleagues for a warm soup (gluten-free option available upon request) and a baked potato bar lunch. For fun there will be caricaturists on hand. Take a few minutes out of your day to grab lunch, take a photo, and meet your Staff Council representatives.

'Tidal Patterns and River Currents: A Conversation About Queer Theory' , Wednesday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m., Seelye 106

The Program in The Study of Women and Gender presents a panel discussion with renowned scholars Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley and Elizabeth A. Povinelli.

'Coping Skills for Anxiety' , Tuesday, Jan. 19, 7-8 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Denise Egan Stack, LMHC International OCD Foundation, will present this talk sponsored by the psychology department and School for Social Work.

People News

Fellowships, publications and academic honor society posts are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.

Symposium--'Libraries for the Future: Networking Beyond Boundaries' , Friday, Jan. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Campus Center

Libraries Without Borders, founded in 2007 by French historian and political scientist Patrick Weil, is helping to bring library resources to refugee communities and other vulnerable populations to more than 20 countries around the world. Weil will share the work of his organization at this daylong symposium. To find out if there are still spaces available for registration, email skirk@smith.edu. Read more at http://www.smith.edu/news/symposium-on-future-of-libraries/


01/14/2016 Digest


Davis Projects for Peace Deadline , Friday, Jan. 15

Smith College undergraduate students are invited to participate in the Davis United World College Scholars Program's Projects for Peace. The program is intended to be worldwide in scope and impact, but specific projects may be undertaken anywhere, including in the United States. The most promising project will be awarded $10,000 for implementation. Final Proposal Deadline for the 2016 Summer Application is Friday, Jan. 15.

Josten Fridays @ Five Features 'La Boheme' Preview , Friday, Jan. 15, 5 p.m., Josten Library, Mendenhall

Come weep with us! Panopera previews duets and arias from "La Boheme" ahead of their January 22 and 24 performances of the opera at Northampton's Academy of Music. This is a chance to get up close and personal as Mimi and Rodolfo fill Josten's soaring Mezzanine with love and loss. Panopera guest conductor Maestro Hugh Keelan will provide accompaniment. Free of charge and open to all.

Register for Gentle and Restorative Yoga, Mondays , Through April 18, 12:05-12:55 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Enjoy a restorative break for your body and mind: soothe your neck, shoulders, and eyes; unlock your hips and back; and release stress. No special exercise wear is required, but don't wear tight clothing or jeans that day. It is not necessary to come to every session. You can go to one session, or all; come and go as you please. Please bring a yoga mat to each session. Mondays, January 11-April 18, 12:05 p.m. to 12:55 p.m., except January 18, March 7, and March 14. Register by emailing hrdev@smith.edu.

Register for Walk and Box, Tuesdays Through , April 15, Noon-1 p.m., ITT

Walking and boxing are both wonderful ways to connect with your breathing, alleviate stress, and gain strength. In this class you'll combine self-paced speed walks with individually structured, challenging but safe upper-body training. You'll progress with the basic boxing upper-body strikes to achieve physical and emotional strength. Equipment needed: sneaker and fabric speed-bag boxing glove wraps or traditional fabric boxing wraps. It is not necessary to come to every session. You can go to one session, or all. Tuesdays, January 12-April 5, noon to 1 p.m., except March 15. Register by emailing hrdev@smith.edu.

25Live 'Tips of the Month' Archived Online

All the 25Live Tips of the Month are stored in an archive that is always accessible whenever you have a question about what you read last month (or earlier). Go to http://www.smith.edu/emo/tip-archive.php to see the list of previous months' tips and click on the topic you wish to learn more about. Get answers to your questions before you even have to ask them. Watch e-Digest for a new tip each month to learn more about tools and features in 25Live.

Capturing Campus Memories: Student Scrapbooks Offer a Window on Decades of Life at Smith

Collecting student scrapbooks is part of the College Archives' mission to be a record of life on campus. The scrapbooks—the earliest of which dates from 1881—also track larger social trends and changes in how women document their lives. Explore some of the surprises the books contain in this latest in a series of Gate stories about special collections at Smith.


01/12/2016 Digest


Zebra Fish: The Rising Superstars of Research

In Smith’s Zebrafish Research Center, Michael Barresi, associate professor of biological sciences, depends on a dedicated team of undergraduates and graduate students to transform research into novel discoveries. Read more in Insight, Smith's online journal chronicling the ideas, intellectual life and creative thinking at Smith.

Register Now for Gentle and Restorative Yoga, Mondays , Through April 18

Enjoy a restorative break for your body and mind: soothe your neck, shoulders, and eyes; unlock your hips and back; and release stress. No special exercise wear is required, but don't wear tight clothing or jeans that day. It is not necessary to come to every session. You can go to one session, or all; come and go as you please. Please bring a yoga mat to each session. Mondays, January 11-April 18, 12:05 p.m. to 12:55 p.m., except January 18, March 7, and March 14. Register by emailing hrdev@smith.edu.

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