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10/23/2014 Digest


Economics Major , Wednesday, Oct. 29, 4:15 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

An MBA Information Session hosted by WFI & the Business Women of Smith College Club will immediately follow. Refreshments will be served.

SEC Films Presents 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' , Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.

SEC Films Presents 'Life After Beth' , October 31 and November 1, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Join the Smith College Student Events Committee for a special screening of the new release "Life After Beth." A young man's recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.

SEC Presents Break from the Norm: DIY Halloween Picture Frames , Thursday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m., Campus Center Garden Level

Learn to make festive Halloween picture frames.

SEC Presents...Family Weekend Live Band Karaoke , Friday, Oct. 24, 9 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Bring a friend, a family member and your voices for a night of music and laughter.

Portfolio Review - Required for Students Planning to Declare a Major in Studio Art , Wednesday, Oct. 29, 4-6 p.m., Hillyer 204

Required for all students planning to declare a major in studio art who have completed a 100 and 200 level Studio Art Course. Reserve a time for your portfolio review in the Art Department Office, Hillyer 101.

Stargazing , Friday, Oct. 24, 8:30-9:30 p.m., McConnell Hall Roof

Come see stars, clusters, and galaxies. All are welcome - please dress warmly. For further information or to check on weather conditions, contact Meg Thacher (mthacher@smith.edu, 585-3935).

Economics JYA Info Meeting , Monday, Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Study abroad info session for Economics majors.

Kennedy Lecture Series Continues 'Silver and Salvation: Flirting with Capital in Baroque Naples' , Tuesday, Oct. 28, 5 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

The Smith College Department of Art is pleased to host Helen Hills, Professor of History of Art at the University of York, UK, as the 2014-2015 Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Professor in Renaissance Studies. As an art historian Professor Hills is interested in form and materiality. Specifically, she is concerned with the complex forms and excessive materiality of the art usually labeled baroque in 17th-century Italy. She will continue the Kennedy Lecture Series, The Matter of Baroque, October 28, with "Silver and Salvation: Flirting with Capital in Baroque Naples."

Free Family Fun , Saturday, Nov. 1, 1-4 p.m., Museum of Art

Free admission all day Free snacks | Wheelchair accessible Once Upon a Painting Enjoy a day of art-making, art-looking and collaborative storytelling inspired by global tales and works of art on view at SCMA. Create your own fairy tale book with story elements drawn from works on view. Hang on to that Halloween costume and come dressed as your favorite storybook character. Listen to fairy tales--familiar and fractured--read aloud by students from the Smith College Campus School and pick up a little something bound for your library, at their Pop-Up Book Fair.

Weekly Grief Support Group Meets Fridays, Beginning , Oct. 24, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Schacht Center for Health and Wellness, 21 Belmont

Counseling Services offers a weekly support group for students who have lost a loved one. (Bring a lunch). For more info. and to register, call the Counseling Service at ext. 2840 or email counselingservices@smith.edu.

Major in History and the Annual History Fair , Monday, Oct. 27, Noon, Seelye 207

Pizza will be provided for the first 25 in attendance.

Ancient Studies Minor , Tuesday, Oct. 28, Noon, Philosophy Study, Dewey Hall

A pizza lunch will be provided.

'Women, the Bulwark of Democracy?' Presented by Molly Tambor '96 , Wednesday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

This talk by Tambor, professor of History, University of Long Island, is sponsored by the departments of History and Italian, the Program for the Study of Women and Gender and the Smith College Lecture Committee.

Open Office Hour with President McCartney , Thursday, Oct. 23, 4 p.m., President's Office

Field Station Friday , October 24, 1-3 p.m.

Celebrate Friday or Family Weekend with a trip to Smith's Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station in Whately. Go on a guided hike, relax outside, or explore the College's greenest building- the Bechtel Environmental Classroom. Space in the vans is limited. Email macleish@smith.edu or call 413-585-3352 to reserve your spot. Vans leave at 1 p.m. from the annex road between Chapin House and the Campus Center and will return by 3 p.m.

Third Annual Cider Pressing , Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m., Chapin Annex Road

Students and staff from the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability (CEEDS) and Dining Services will be facilitating a family friendly and tasty New England tradition: cider pressing. Help to press fresh, Ashfield-grown apples into cider and then have a cup together with a Hadley-made cider donut or some cheese and crackers from local farms.

Concentration in Community Engagement and Social Change , Friday, Oct. 31, 12:15 p.m., CCC, Wright 013

Combine any area of academic study with social justice and community work through the Community Engagement and Social Change concentration. Pizza will be provided.

Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain on Oral History, Contemporary Culture and the History of Punk , Thursday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain are the co-authors of "Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk," a classic contribution to the history of that movement in music and culture. They are also the co-authors of the newly released "Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose," and they are working on two new oral histories. McNeil was a key figure in the life of the influential 'Punk' magazine and is a nonfiction writer; McCain is also a poet.

Chaired Professor Lecture by Katherine Rowe , Monday, Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Katherine Rowe, provost and dean of the faculty and Sophia Smith Professor of English Language and Literature, will give her inaugural lecture, "A Walking Guide to Virtual Shakespeares." All are welcome. For more information on the 2014-15 Chaired Professor Lecture Series, visit http://www.smith.edu/deanoffaculty/chairedprofessorlectures.php For more information about Katherine Rowe, read the April 14, 2014, Gate announcement of her appointment at http://www.smith.edu/news/smith-college-appoints-katherine-rowe-as-provost-and-dean-of-faculty/

East Asian Languages and Literatures , Tuesday, Oct. 28, Noon, Campus Center 205

Meet the faculty and talk with current majors and minors studying Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Learn more about the literatures and cultures of East Asia. A pizza lunch will be provided.

Halloween Fun at the Alumnae (Haunted) House , Thursday, Oct. 30, 4 p.m., Alumnae House

The Office of Alumnae Relations invites Smith families to a frightfully fun time at the Alumnae (Haunted) House. Come in costume or come as you are - and be ready to play some tricky games, have some tasty treats, and hear spooky stories about some of the ghosts of Smith College.

The Haunting of Alumnae House... , Thursday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m., Alumnae House

Join the Office of Alumnae Relations for the spookiest tour of Alumnae House you'll ever experience. Come in costume or come as you are - but be ready to meet some of the ghosts of Smith College along the way...

Jewish Studies , Thursday, Oct. 23, Noon, Dewey Common Room

Schmooz it up with the faculty of the the Program in Jewish Studies. Learn about the program and the Study Abroad options in Israel and Europe. Meet the students and enjoy a nosh.

Afro-American Studies , Thursday, Oct. 23, 4 p.m., Campus Center 102

Refreshments served.

Landscape Studies Minor , Thursday, Oct. 23, 12:15 p.m., Green Box, Room 202

Refreshments served.

Global South Development Studies Minor , Tuesday, Oct. 28, Noon, Seelye 207

Pizza will be served.

Campus School Open House , Saturday, Oct. 25, 9:30-11 a.m., 33 Prospect Street

Prospective kindergarten through second-grade students and their parents are invited to tour the school, meet teachers, staff, and parents. For more information contact the Campus School admission office at 585-3270 or visit http://www.smith.edu/sccs.

Classics and Classical Studies Majors and Minors , Wednesday, Oct. 29, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 003

Come and meet the members of the department and hear from current Classics and Classical Studies majors. Lunch will be served.

Philosophy Major and Minor , Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2:15 p.m., Philosophy Study, Dewey House

Meet the faculty and hear from some of the current majors. Lunch will be provided.

Symposium: 'Edward Taylor: Discovering a Poet' , Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

This is a symposium celebrating the 75th anniversary of the publication of "The Poetical Works of Edward Taylor," edited by Thomas H. Johnson. Taylor, of Westfield, Mass., is the finest poet writing in the 17th and 18th centuries. Speakers at the symposium include Francis Murphy and Martin Antonetti of Smith College, Kevin Sweeney of Amherst College, and Joshua Lane from Winterthur Museum. The lectures will be presented from 10 a.m. to noon, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.historic-deerfield.org/event/seminars/smith-deerfield-symposium-poetical-works-edward-taylor/

Faculty Chamber Music Concert , Friday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

J.S. Bach's beautiful E Major Sonata for violin and keyboard, the brilliant Mephisto Waltz by Liszt, Duo for violin and cello by Gliere, and songs by Rachmaninoff. Karen Smith-Emerson, soprano; Joel Pitchon, violin; Volcy Pelletier, cello; and Liza Stepanova, piano. Free and open to the public.

SmiTHrift Clothing Sale Family Weekend , Saturday, Oct. 25, 1 p.m., Campus Center Garden Level

Great gently-used and super affordable clothing and accessories on sale for every taste & style. Donate a grocery bag full of good used clothes and receive 50% off of your total purchase. Bring your family shopping. All proceeds to benefit local charities. For more information about the SmiTHrift Club and the great work they do, visit http://www.smith.edu/wfi/involvement_smithrift.php

CSO Community Ed Lunch with MANNA and Northampton Survival Center , Thursday, Oct. 23, Noon, CCC, 013 Wright Hall

Diane Drohan from Northampton Survival Center and Bob Saalfrank from MANNA Soup Kitchen will discuss their organizations and volunteering opportunities for students. The Northampton Survival Center is a non-profit organization in Northampton, which provides food for low income individuals and is seeking pantry volunteers. MANNA Soup Kitchen is a soup kitchen in Northampton, which provides hot meals for hungry people. Pizza and salad will be served.

Environmental Science and Policy Major and Minor and Marine Science and Policy Minor , Thursday, Oct. 23, Noon, Bass 102

Meet ES&P and MS&P faculty and staff. Lunch provided.

MBA Information Session , Wednesday, Oct. 29, 5 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Are you thinking of getting an MBA after Smith? What is an MBA? What kind of careers do MBAs have? Which school is right for me? When should I apply? What are the qualities of a successful application? To find out attend this panel talk by admissions representatives from Harvard Business School, Wharton School of Business, Yale School of Management and Columbia Business School. A question and answer session will be held afterward. Pizza, salad, drinks & dessert provided. Brought to you by the Center for Women & Financial Independence and the Business Women of Smith College Club.

Happy Birthday, Jill Ker Conway , Monday, Oct. 20, Campus Center 103/4

Thursday we celebrated Jill Ker Conway’s 80th birthday. Conway began her tenure as Smith’s first woman president in 1975, at a time when women’s rights and ascension into the professions were reshaping society. Thursday we celebrated Jill Ker Conway’s 80th birthday. Conway began her tenure as Smith’s first woman president in 1975.

Staff Council Open Forum , Wednesday, Oct. 29, Noon, Campus Center Carroll Room

Come for lunch and share your ideas about how we can build a better community with Staff Council. We want to hear from you what is on your mind, both the good and the bad. Can't make it? Submit a question or raise an issue ahead of time that will be addressed at the Forum: http://www.smith.edu/staffcouncil/contact.php. Lunch provided for the first 100 attendees.

'Noncoding RNAs, Centromeres and the Conflict Underlying Genome Stability' , Monday, Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Presented by Rachel O'Neill, Director, Center for Genome Innovation, University of Connecticut. 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.

East Asian Studies Major , Thursday, Oct. 30, 4:15 p.m., Campus Center 102

Come meet the East Asian studies faculty and hear from our current majors. Sushi, brownies, and beverages will be served.

French Studies Major , Thursday, Oct. 30, 4:30 p.m., Poetry Center, Wright

Come hear faculty and current students discuss the major in French Studies. Light refreshments will be served.

Biological Sciences Major , Tuesday, Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m., Ford Hall Atrium

Come meet the biology faculty and majors. Here about all of the wonderful reasons to be a biological sciences major. Dinner will be served.

Neuroscience Major , Wednesday, Oct. 29, Noon, McConnell Foyer/103

Come meet the faculty and majors of the Neuroscience program. Lunch will be served.

Poetry Concentation , Tuesday, Oct. 28, 5 p.m., Poetry Center, Wright

Come hear faculty and current students discuss the Poetry Concentration. Light refreshments will be served.

Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2015

The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Contest, now in its 26th year, challenges college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action. For information about eligibility and submission please go to http://www.eliewieselfoundation.org or contact Elizabeth Spelman at espelman@smith.edu

'Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret' , Saturday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Animal Advocates of Smith College are hosting this groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. As eye-opening as "Blackfish" and as inspiring as "An Inconvenient Truth", this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet. This event is free, accessible, and open to the public. Contact aadvocates@smith.edu with any questions or concerns. 1 Elm Street,

Sign Up Now for CSO Fall Blood Drive

Campus blood drive sponsored by Smith's Community Service Organization and Red Cross on Monday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1-7 p.m. in the Campus Center Carroll Room. Sign up for an appointment at this Doodle poll: https://doodle.com/za3nhs48kzvs49fa or http://smith.edu/cso/ You can also sign up to volunteer at the drive. Sign up to volunteer at this Doodle poll: https://doodle.com/xkhdw4spkuc2ah79 For more information, email mkim21@smith.edu.

Translation Studies Concentration , Thursday, Oct. 23, 4:30 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

The Lewis Global Studies Center presents the concentration in Translation Studies. Concentration directors will discuss the requirements, application process, and opportunities associated with the concentration in Translation Studies. The concentration builds upon language study and study abroad, as well as Smith's network of international students and faculty. For more information on the concentration, visit http://www.smith.edu/translation.

'Financing Life' , Thursday, Oct. 23, Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

Only 2 more Financing Life workshops for this year. This weeks topic will be "Why you need insurance," and its for all ages. WFI will also be having a raffle for two attendees to win a gift card to Barnes & Noble at the end of the workshop, so make sure to attend! Free lunch is provided for the first 70 people. And they're great lunches! Presented by Professor Randy Bartlett & brought to you by the Center for Women & Financial Independence at Smith. http://www.smith.edu/wfi

Fall Chrysanthemum Show Opening Lecture , Friday, Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

"Wild Collected," presented by Rob Nicholson, conservatory manager, Botanic Garden of Smith College. We take for granted that the natural world is still a cornucopia of plants that can be collected and used for human needs. Every species grown in cultivation has a collection story as somebody, somewhere, pulled seeds or plants from the wild and brought them into cultivation. Experience a botanical travelogue with Conservatory Manager, Rob Nicholson, as he shares images and stories from 30 plant collecting expeditions around the world. More info at: http://www.smith.edu/garden/Home/events.html

Fall Chrysanthemum Show , November 1-16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lyman Conservatory

Every fall almost every shade of the rainbow can be seen inside the Lyman Conservatory at the Botanic Garden of Smith College. At the annual Chrysanthemum Show over-sized blooms reach eight inches across, and floral walls of color fill the greenhouses with brightly colored chrysanthemums.Dragons is the theme this year. The centerpiece for the show will be a dragon sculpture made by 2014 Smith College graduate Hyun-Jung Oh. The Fall Mum Show also showcases the hybridizing experiments of the horticulture class. The public is invited to view the results and vote for their favorites. Hours and information at: http://www.smith.edu/garden/Home/events.html

Geosciences Major , Thursday, Oct. 30, Noon-1 p.m., Sabin-Reed 103

Lunch will be provided.

Math and Statistics Majors and Minors , Wednesday, Oct. 29, Noon, Burton Math Forum, 3rd Floor, Burton

Lunch will be provided.

Al Iman's 25th Eid Celebration , Saturday, Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Al Iman hosts its annual community dinner in celebration of Eid Al Adha, a Muslim holiday, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice. The celebration, which marks Al Iman's 25 year on campus, promises to be a fun and festive night featuring a delicious halal meal of Middle Eastern cuisine, live performances of naat/nasheeds, henna art, Arabic calligraphy, and many other exciting activities. The event, open to both Muslims and non-Muslims, also features guest speaker Tahera Ahmed, associate chaplain of Northwestern University and a recent White House honoree. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at aliman@smith.edu.

Engineering Majors and Minor , Thursday, Oct. 23, Noon, Ford 240

Picker Engineering Program Director Susan Voss will be on hand with information and thoughts about Smith's engineering program and our majors and minor. Lunch will be served and students are invited to bring their own beverage.

Journal Entries To Be Paper-Free - Journal Entry Review Workshops , October 29 and 30, Campus Center 102

No need to mail paper copies of journal entries any more. The Controller's Office is implementing a paper-free journal entry submission process. Journal Entry Review Workshops will cover this new process, proper journal entry preparation, required supporting documentation, and general accounting questions. Choose from Wednesday, Oct. 29, 10-11 a.m. or Thursday, Oct. 30, 2-3 p.m.

CANCELLED: Health & STEM Lunchbag: Stanford University School of Medicine , Friday, Oct. 24, 12:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

The talk by William Houder, of Stanford U. Medical School has been cancelled.

All-Staff Forum with President McCartney , Friday, Nov. 7, 3-4:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Along with new members of the administration and cabinet, President McCartney will be joined by the president of Staff Council to offer updates on key initiatives throughout the college. All staff are encouraged to attend and take part in the conversation.

Next Field Station Saturday , November 1, 1-5 p.m.

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 returns to campus around 5 p.m. For more information and to sign up, visit http://goo.gl/xcYcWN.

'The Sophian' Seeks Assistant Editors

The Sophian, Smith's campus newspaper, is currently looking to fill the following vacancies: assistant photo editor, assistant web editor, assistant sports editor, copy staff, layout staff, and writers. Interested students should send an email to sophian@smith.edu for more information about specific positions and how to apply.

Asian Tea House , Saturday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

The Asian Students Association and the Korean American Students of Smith present the annual Asian Tea House event. Students from Smith and other colleges will come together to showcase their talents; be it dancing, singing, or a traditional fan dance show, these performances will present to you a taste of Asian culture. Refreshments will be served and a raffle will be held.

Mirta Yanez on 'Escritoras Cubanas Contemporaneas' , Thursday, Oct. 23, 4 p.m., Poetry Center, Wright

A talk in Spanish by Cuban writer and poet Mirta Yanez on contemporary Cuban writers. Yanez will be talking about several women Cuban writers and will also be reading poems from her published book.

SGA Sustainability Committee @ Fall Fest , Friday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Chapin Lawn

The SGA Sustainability Committee will be tabling at Fall Fest from 11-3. Take this opportunity to learn about the committee and the activities the committee hopes to bring to campus this year. There will be a business called HEROES & VILLAINS: Vintage Goods, based out in Amherst, who will be there to sell vintage clothing at affordable prices. This is to encourage reusing items of clothing as a way of decreasing one's environmental impact. There will also be a company called SRide to promote their ride sharing app, a network of ridesharing opportunities to accommodate daily commutes and unplanned trips.

'Leni Riefenstahl's Fantasy Gypsies and Sacrificial Others' , Thursday, Oct. 23, 5 p.m., Seelye 106

Anjeana Hans examines how the notorious filmmaker re-imagines the genre of the "Zigeunerdrama" (gypsy-drama) in her first and final feature films - The Blue Light (1932) and Lowlands (produced 1940-45; released 1954). In her staging of herself as the exotically erotic "gypsy," Riefenstahl positions herself at the nexus of transgressive sexuality, ethnic difference, and a "mystical" power coded as feminine. Yet despite her appeal to these works as evidence of her independence from the Nazi regime, such self-staging both before and after the Third Reich only further solidifies her association with national socialist ideology.

Smith Fulbright Program Class of 2015 Attains New Summit with Record 43 Applicants

Smith students have a tradition of winning Fulbrights. A staggering 43 Smithies, a new Smith record, have just applied http://www.smith.edu/fulbright/news.php to spend an amazing year after graduation working with others around the world. Whether through research or teaching English-- in 155 different countries-- this incomparable experience sets the stage for an inspiring future. Juniors and sophomores (U.S. citizens, 3.4+ GPA) seize the day. Prepare yourself to be among this acclaimed group, learn from them, and brush up on the opportunities to learn more: http://www.smith.edu/fulbright/news_success.php.

Fulbright New Season Launch , Monday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

U.S. citizens with 3.4+ GPA meet at the Weinstein Auditorium to discover a whole new world with a Fulbright Fellowship for an amazing year in one of 155 countries -- an unforgettable experience to inspire the rest of your life and open doors to a meaningful future. This year's Fulbright Candidates will be speaking and taking questions at the New Season Launch. Seize this chance to join http://www.smith.edu/fulbright/news_success.php. Juniors act quick. Sophomores position yourself. First-years (3.6+ high school GPA) plan now. Brush up on this incredible opportunity and become part of this winning Smith tradition.

Box File-Storage Service To Be Discontinued March 31, 2015

Since 2012, Smith has provided every Smith user with cloud-based file storage accounts on both Box and Google Drive. However, since recent changes to Google Drive (including enhanced file encryption, an improved user interface, and native editing of Microsoft Office documents) have made Box unnecessary, we are discontinuing our Box subscription next spring. Smith Box accounts will be inaccessible after March 31, 2015, so Box users are strongly advised to move files stored in their Box account to Google Drive before that date. For more information, see: http://www.smith.edu/tara/cloudstorage/leaving_box.html

'Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time,' Presented by Photographer and Filmmaker Michael Bens , Friday, Oct. 31, Noon, Campus Center Carroll Room

Artist, photographer and filmmaker Michael Benson, author of "Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time," will give a lecture of the same title in which he will discuss graphic representations of the universe through time, using images dating to the early 17th century, also depicted in his book and in a recent article in the New York Times. Benson will also discuss his work converting raw image data from interplanetary missions into large-format photographic prints. Free and open to the public, this lecture is part of the Kahn Institute short-term project "Contested Cosmologies: Our Place in Space," October 31-November 1. kahninstitute/shortterm_projects_contestedcosmologies.php.

An Extraordinary Multimedia Performance: 'Perpetual Motion: Galileo and His Revolutions' , Saturday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

"Perpetual Motion: Galileo and His Revolutions" is an innovative multimedia performance program featuring Galileo's Daughters--Dava Sobel, storyteller; Marc Wagnon, video artist; Mary Anne Ballard, viola da gamba; Sarah Pillow, soprano; Ronn McFarlane, lute--about the interconnections between music and astronomy in the context of Renaissance-era discovery, featuring music from Galileo's time, spectacular images from space, and cosmological readings and narration. This event, free and open to the public, is part of the Kahn Institute short-term project "Contested Cosmologies: Our Place in Space": http://www.kahninstitute/shortterm_projects_contestedcosmologies.php. Also sponsored by the departments of English and music.

Sociology Major and Minor , Tuesday, Oct. 28, Noon, Dewey Common Room

A pizza and salad lunch will be provided.

American Studies Major , Wednesday, Oct. 29, Noon, Dewey Common Room

Meet the faculty in the American Studies Program and learn more about the Major. A pizza lunch will be provided.

AMS Fall Social: Join the Conspiracy , Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m., Seelye 207

American studies students and faculty will gather for an AMS-hosted professorial recitation of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven," followed by cider and doughnuts and casual sharing of favorite villains of American history. Students are invited to stop by and chat; this is an opportunity to get together outside of academics.

Social Mapping Night and Dinner: Ebola First Responder Project , Thursday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Spatial Analysis Lab, Sabin-Reed 104

Join us for a follow-up workshop on Ebola First Responder Mapping with a brief presentation by Dr. Leslie Jaffee, Smith College physician and director of health services. Jaffe will talk about the current state of the Ebola virus, as well as an open lab time for students to work collaboratively on the OpenStreetMap humanitarian aid mapping project. No previous mapping experience is needed. Feel free to bring your laptop or use the lab computers. See attached flyer for additional details. Pizza and drinks provided http://www.science.smith.edu/wordpress/sal/?p(equals sign)4375

'Free Speech?...What Would the Buddha Say?' , Wednesday, Oct. 29, 12:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

In the Fourth Noble Truth, the Buddha taught the Eightfold Path to end suffering. Right Speech is one of the roads on the Path. When practicing Right Speech, careful consideration is given to how we engage in this body practice. The most important consideration is whether our words will bring forth wholesome or unwholesome consequences. This Buddhist lunch talk, led by Ryumon Hilda Baldoquin, Sensei, a Zen priest, teacher and Community Religious Adviser at Smith, will explore the practice of Right Speech in a world of differences.

Upcoming Religious and Spiritual Life Activities

Wednesday, Oct. 22: One Hour for Peace, a weekly vigil with guided contemplative respectful conversation, noon, Sanctuary: Smith Christian Fellowship Bible Study, focusing on the Book of John, 7 p.m., CC 103; Friday, Oct. 24: 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. Monday, Oct. 27: Buddhist Meditation Sitting Group for beginners and experienced practitioners, led by Ryumon Hilda Baldoquin, sensei, 5 p.m., Sanctuary.

'No More Paternity...No More Property': Legitimacy, Law and the Matronym in 19th-Century France , Thursday, Oct. 30, 5 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Presented by Carolyn J. Eichner, professor of history and women's and gender studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Sponsored by the Department of History, The Program for the Study of Women and Gender, and the Smith College Lecture Committee.

Arduino Learnathon , Friday, Oct. 24, 3-5 p.m., Ford 241

Come learn about the Arduino platform at this beginner-friendly workshop hosted by Smithies in CS. Arduinos are hardware and coding platforms that that can make interactive electronic projects. Microcontroller kits will be provided--get hands-on experience building circuits and coding in the C/C++-based programming language! This workshop is great preparation for Mount Holyoke's upcoming hackathon (HackHolyoke(makerJam)), or for anyone who just wants to get started with microcontrollers. No experience necessary.

Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Portuguese-Brazilian Studies and Spanish Major and Minors , Thursday, Oct. 30, Noon, Campus Center 103/4

Come meet our faculty and hear from our current majors. Pizza, salad, and beverages will be served.

Smith To Do: Mug Decorating , Saturday, Oct. 25, 9 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Fun for families, friends and students, Smith To Do offers mug decorating this Saturday night. Spruce up a free Smith To Do mug with color and creativity. Mugs can be personalized with stickers, mugs, ribbons and more. All supplies are provided free; this event is open to all.

Music Major and Minor , Thursday, Oct. 30, 5 p.m., Green Room, Sage

If you enjoy music - performing it, composing it, listening to it, learning about it - come meet Music faculty and students and discover what a Music major or minor has to offer you. Pizza included.

Learn to Pitch the 'Big Idea' , Monday, Nov. 3, 6 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Do you have a good business idea? Or just a good idea in general? How well can you articulate it? Putting together a convincing 90-second summary or "Elevator Pitch" for your idea is part art, part science. Come to this fun and informative lecture presented by seasoned entrepreneurs to learn how to put together the perfect pitch for your idea. No ideas or experience required to attend. Simply come, listen, be inspired and energized. Dinner is provided. Brought to you by the Center for Women & Financial Independence. For more information visit http://www.smith.edu/wfi/entrepreneur

'Food Security: A Journey Toward Sustainability' , Thursday, Oct. 30, Noon, Bass 102

Richard (Dick) White, Emeritus Professor of Astronomy, Smith College, will talk about his current work on food security, including describing his journey from astronomy to public policy and writing on food security. Presentation will be in Bass 102 and is sponsored by the Environmental Science and Policy Program. Lunch Provided.

'Taming of the Shrew' by William Shakespeare directed by Portia Krieger '03 , Oct. 24-25, 30-31, Nov. 1 , 7:30 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall

Adorable Bianca has her pick of suitors, but no man wants to go near her fierce and acid-tongued older sister Kate. Their wealthy father Baptista won't give his blessing for Bianca's marriage until "shrewish" Kate has a fiancé too and he's beginning to doubt that possibility. Enter swaggering Petruchio, with a unique plan to win Kate's guarded heart. This will be no ordinary Shrew. It promises to be a bold and bawdy evening of theatre and the perfect toast to the Bard's 450th birthday. Tickets free for Smith students - boxoffice@smith.edu or 413-585-ARTS(2787).

Montage: Takin' It to the Streets , Saturday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m., John M. Green Hall

The annual Family Weekend extravaganza with performances by the Smith College Glee Club and Chorus, Groove, the Wind and Jazz Ensembles, Handbell Choir, Orchestra and student a cappella groups. Features the title track by the Doobie Brothers and other "street"-related songs. Grant Moss, Joseph Baldwin, Ellen Redman, Genevieve Rose, and Jonathan Hirsh, conductors. Tickets: $5 general; $2 students. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in the Campus Center from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25., and 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Music in the Noon Hour: The Deerfield Quintet , Tuesday, Oct. 28, 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Ellen Redman, flute; Kirsten Lipkens, oboe; Lynn Sussman, clarinet; Rebecca Eldredge, bassoon; and Sheffra Spiridopoulos, horn. Free and open to the public.

Are You a Financial Aid Recipient?

Smith grants are made possible, in part, by alumnae and friends who have made gifts to support the college's scholarship funds. These donors give back to Smith to help educate and empower young women of promise and are eager to learn about the recipients. In some cases, their donations are contingent upon hearing from the recipients each year. It is very important for these generous donors to hear from you. Please take a few moments to complete the Scholarship Recipient Information Form at http://goo.gl/forms/yXgRPHFPri. This is a great way to thank our generous donors. For more information, email DonorRelations@smith.edu.

Deconstructing Civilian Drones: An Open DIY Workshop , Thursday, Oct. 30, 12:15 p.m., Spatial Analysis Lab, Sabin-Reed 104

What makes a civilian drone? How are they built? How are they used? And what possibilities do those technologies hold for the sciences, humanities, and arts? Spatial Analysis Lab director Jon Caris will lead an open workshop in how civilian drones work, what technologies go into them, and how they are used in academia. This workshop is sponsored by the AIRLab, a Five College Digital Humanities program, and is open to all Five College community members. Learn more at http://projects.5colldh.org/airlab.

Art Major and Minor: Art History, Studio Art and Architecture , Wednesday, Oct. 29, Noon-1 p.m., Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer

Information on the three Art plans will be offered along with pizza, beverages and a chance to meet the Art Department faculty!

SGA Sustainability Committee Dinner--All Invited , Tuesday, Oct. 28, 6-7 p.m., Chase/Duckett Dining Room C

Take this opportunity to chill, eat dinner, chat, and meet the chair and other members on the committee. They want to meet you and hear about how the committee can improve or become more apart of the lives of Smithies. There will be a raffle for cool and exciting items, so if you come you might have a good chance of winning something totally neat. The committee looks forward to seeing you there.

Theatre Major , Wednesday, Oct. 29, Noon, Green Room, Mendenhall

Come learn about all that the exciting Theatre Department has to offer while enjoying lunch.

Jacobson Center Workshop on How to Stay Focused , Wednesday, Oct. 29, 12:15-1 p.m., Jacobson Center, Seelye 307

An informal lunch-hour workshop about how to deal with issues that affect academics like procrastination and distraction. Feel free to bring a grab-and-go lunch. Led by Gail Thomas, this workshop is part of the Center's Academic Success series.

Meeting re ORC Changes , Monday or Wednesday, Oct. 27 or 29, Campus Center 205

All student organization presidents and treasurers are required to attend an information session regarding changes to ORC budgeting. Two sessions are offered: Monday, Oct. 27, at noon; and Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 4:30 p.m. in Campus Center 205.

Religion Major and Minor , Wednesday, Oct. 29, 12:15 p.m., Seelye 207

Meet the faculty and hear from some of the current majors. Sandwiches and salad provided.

'Nirvana in Everyday Life: The Shin Buddhist Path' , Tuesday, Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

A lecture by Reverend Patti Nakai, associate minister, Buddhist Temple of Chicago. Reception will follow the talk in Seelye 207. Support provided by the Department of Religion and the Ada Howe Kent Fund.

STEM Graduate School Application Workshop, Part 2: 'Crafting a C.V.' , Wednesday, Oct. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., McConnell 404

This 4-part workshop series will address issues pertinent to graduate school applications in STEM fields. Short presentations by faculty members will be paired with discussions and hands-on workshops (bring your laptop and relevant documents in progress!) where you can work on specific parts of your application and get immediate feedback and advice. It is designed especially for senior students currently applying for grad school, but any students interested in learning more about the process are welcome to attend.

EKTA Presents Mehndi Night , Friday, Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m., Davis Ballroom

EKTA, the Smith South Asian Student Association, presents a night of music, dance and culture from South Asia. There will be food, henna ( Mehndi) for those who want followed by performances which start at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are available for the function at the Campus Center, main level vending, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday and Friday (pre-sale), and at the door at the time of the function. Pre-sale tickets are $5 and at the door tickets are $7.

Looking for a Few Good Ghosts... , Alumnae House

Have you every wanted to be part of a haunted house? Now's your chance. We are seeking a volunteer cast members for the Alumnae Haunted House on the evening of October 30 (7-9 pm, with a 6 p.m. call to get ready). If you're interested, send a note to amoscaritolo@smith.edu..

Donations Sought for 'Shelter Sunday' , October 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Campus Center Main Level Table

Seeking donations for Northampton's 23rd Annual Shelter Sunday. Drop off your donations in the Campus Center 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct 26. Donations from Shelter Sunday help hundreds of individuals and families who use services provided by six different organizations in the area including Grace House, Interfaith Emergency Shelter, Grove Street Inn, Safe Passage, MANNA, and the Single Room Occupancy Project. Sponsored by the Smith Interfaith Alliance. Check out http://www.northamptonsheltersunday.org/ for more information.

Computer Science Lunch Talk on Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) , Thursday, Oct. 30, Noon, Ford 241

Beste Feliz Yuksel, a Ph.D. candidate at Tufts University will discuss her research on Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs), which use the cognitive state of the user as part of the interface's input. Her current project uses machine learning classification of functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to get real-time brain signals, based on which the BCI adds or removes harmonies as a pianist improvises. Pizza and gulten-free pizza will be served.

MacLeish Field Station Music Jam , Thursday, Nov. 6, 6:45-10:15 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to bring instruments and voices to share, or to just come and listen. We are delighted to feature Charlie Conant and Leslie King, along with a few of their musical friends. Light refreshments provided, and campfire, weather permitting. To get a taste of what's to come, watch this time lapse video of the construction of the field station http://youtu.be/2ZrwD1iKKEo Bus leaves from Chapin Loading Dock at 6:45 p.m. and returns at 10:15 p.m. To reserve spaces in a Smith van, email Emily at edixon@smith.edu.

Free Flu Shot Clinic , Monday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-noon, Schacht Center for Health and Wellness, 21 Belmont

Thanks to support from the Office of the President, Health Services will offer an additional, free flu shot clinic from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, and to sign up, visit http://www.timecenter.com/smithcollegehealth. Sign up begins Friday, Oct. 24.


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SEC and Spitfire Present Slam Poet Pages Matam, Workshop and Open Mic , Oct. 20 and 21

Pages Matam, a multidimensional creative writing and performance artist, will present a poetry workshop on Monday, Oct. 20, 4-5 p.m., and an open mic and feature on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 8-10 p.m., in the Campus Center TV Lounge. Now residing in the D.C. metropolitan area, Mattam is originally from Cameroon, Africa. He is a Write Bloody author, educator, playwright, host, event organizer, Award Winning slam poet (two-time D.C. Grand Slam Champion, 2013 Southern Fried Champion) along with his greatest accomplishment, being a father. A proud gummy bear elitist, bow-tie enthusiast, professional hugger and anime fanatic, be prepared to be taken on a journey of cultural and personal discovery unapologetic in its silly, yet visceral and beautifully honest in its storytelling.

Museum Members' Bus Trip to New York City , Saturday, Nov. 8, 8 a.m., Museum of Art

The Museum is pleased to offer a Fall bus trip to New York City. Participants can explore the city and art fairs on their own for the day. Drop-offs at the Park Avenue Armory, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met). Light snack, bus fare, and 1 IFPDA Print Fair ticket included per person. Bus departs promptly at 8 a.m. in front of SCMA. Return trip leaves from the Met at 7 p.m. $55 for Members; $40 for Student Members; $65 for Non-Members (space permitting). Reserve by October 31 by contacting SCMAmembers@smith.edu or 413/585-2777.

Tuesday Trips with the Outdoor Adventure Program Continues , October 21, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Boathouse

Weekday adventures are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-6:30 p.m. through October. On Tuesdays Hannah will lead a variety of activities including mountain biking, slacklining and disc golf. On Thursdays Elana will lead local hiking trips along the Holyoke Range. No pre-registration required. Meet at the Boathouse.

HR Fair , Tuesday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Human Resources will be sponsoring its annual HR Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Campus Center Carroll Room. Open Enrollment packets for benefit-eligible employees will be distributed at the fair. Employees will also have the opportunity to find out more about benefits, provider organizations, and services, and to win a prize by entering the drawing. Please mark your calendar!

Middle East Studies Minor , Tuesday, Oct. 21, Noon, Wright 002

Pizza will be served.

African Studies Minor , Wednesday, Oct. 22, Noon, Campus Center 103/4

Pizza will be served.

Study of Women and Gender , Thursday, Oct. 23, Noon, Campus Center 205

The faculty and students from the Program for the Study of Women and Gender will be on hand with information and thoughts about the program and the major and minor. Lunch will be served.

Medieval Studies , Wednesday, Oct. 22, Noon, Dewey Common Room

Pizza and beverages will be provided.

SCMA Miller Art Lecture: Anne Pasternak of Creative Time , Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

The Smith College Museum of Art presents the 12th Annual Miller Lecture in Art and Art History by Anne Pasternak, president and artistic director of Creative Time, a public art organization based in New York. They have produced such public art projects as Kara Walker's "A Subtlety" at the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg and Paul RamĂ­erz Jonas' "Key to the City."

Green Tara Meditation Sessions , October 15-31, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Khen Rinpoche, Abbot of Tashilhunpo Monastery, makes an annual visit to Smith College for Buddhist teaching in the Nine Steps of Mental Quiescence. He leads 12 sessions of Green Tara meditation: October 15 and 16, October 20-24 and October 27-31. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Religion, the East Asian Studies Program and the Ada Howe Kent Fund.

Government Major , Tuesday, Oct. 21, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Meet the faculty and student liaisons and learn about the courses offered in the government department and the opportunities available to government majors. Refreshments will be served.

Center for Media Production Workshops Continue , October 22, 7-8 p.m., Digital Video Lab, Level C, Alumnae Gym

iMovies basics and advanced editing.

Tips for Applying to Medical School , Wednesday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m., Cleveland L1, Mount Holyoke College

Peter Foley, MD, PhD, FAAP, associate professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics, will talk about his career, what medical schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process. Transportation will be provided if a driver is available. For more information, email klipp@smith.edu.

Alison Hawthorne Deming Poetry Reading , Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Poet, essayist, and environmentalist Alison Hawthorne Deming stands at the crossroads of art and science. Her work has won her comparisons with Gary Snyder and Terry Tempest Williams, as well as a slew of prizes. A 4:00 pm Q&A in the Poetry Center is open to the Smith community. Deming's 7:30 pm poetry reading in Stoddard Auditorium is free and open to the public. Also: Monday, October 20--Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit, 7 p.m., Poetry Center. Deming reads from her new book of essays. Free and open to the public.

Community Engagement and Social Change Concentration , Oct. 22 and Oct. 31, 12:15-1 p.m., CCC, Wright 013

The Community Engagement and Social Change concentration is a unique and exciting way to combine any area of academic study with social justice and community work. Pizza will be provided. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and explore all that the concentration offers.

'The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light' , Monday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Professor Paul Bogard of James Madison University author of "The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Ligh,t" will be speaking about the struggle of finding a starry sky, or finding the darkness of the night in an age of light pollution. He will delve into the consequences of living in a world without night, and how they can affect the environment and human experience. Sponsored by the Astronomy Department, CEEDS, and the city of Northampton.

Government Department Picker Semester-in-Washington Program; Applications Due , November 3

The Government Department offers a Picker Semester-in-Washington program designed to give students an opportunity to participate in political processes and study the operation of public institutions. Intended for first-semester juniors and seniors with appropriate backgrounds in social sciences, it runs from June through December. Open to all majors. Student interested in public policy, foreign policy, and international relations are encouraged to participate. Fourteen credits are awarded. Director: Brent Durbin, Assistant Professor of Government. Applications available in Wright 226 and on the department web site. Information meeting: Tuesday, October 21, 7:30 PM Seelye 109.

Sigma Xi Lunch: 'From Imaginary Experiments to Quantum Information' , Tuesday, Oct. 21, Noon, McConnell Foyer/103

Presented by Luis A. Orozco, Fellow, Joint Quantum Institute, professor of physics, University of Maryland, co-director, Physics Frontier Center, NSF Distinguished Lecturer. Lunch served at 11:45 a.m. in McConnell Foyer; talk starts at 12:10 p.m.

Information Meeting: Picker Semester-in-Washington Program , Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., Seelye 109

Juniors and seniors in all majors interested in public policy, foreign policy and international relations, are invited to learn more about the Picker Semester in Washington program offered by the government department. For more information, visit http://www.smith.edu/gov/picker.php. Program applications are due November 3.

Anthropology Major , Thursday, Oct. 30, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 207

Meet the faculty and learn about the courses offered at Smith, the Five-College Anthropology programs and opportunities for students who major in anthropology. Refreshments will be served.

Smith College Box Office Is Now Open , Upper Level, Mendenhall CPA

Box Office hours are Monday-Friday, noon-6 p.m., and Saturday 2-5 p.m. Smith Students can pick up their free tickets for "The Taming of the Shrew," which opens October 24, at any time. For more information, call 413-585-ARTS or email boxoffice@smith.edu.

Memorial Service for Ann Musser of Smith Museum of Art , Saturday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m., Chapel Sanctuary

A celebration of the life of Ann E. Musser will take place at Helen Hills Hills Chapel on Saturday, November 8, at 11 a.m. There will be a moment in the service for those wishing to do so to share a story or recollection. A member of the Smith staff since 2002, Musser died on September 29. Since earlier this year, Musser had served as interpretive strategist for the Smith College Museum of Art. Prior to that, she was associate director for academic programs and publications at the college. Donations in her name can be sent to Turning the Tide Ovarian Cancer retreat.

Open House: Schacht Center for Health and Wellness , Wednesday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 21 Belmont

Student Affairs is hosting this open house for the new Schacht Center for Health and Wellness. The building is located at 21 Belmont, between Josten Library and Scott Gym.) All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served (vegan & gluten-free options available).

Fall Fest: Celebrate Sustainability at Smith , Friday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Chapin Lawn

There is no better time to celebrate sustainable living at Smith than in the Fall! This annual event is put on by the Sustainability Representatives, Green Team, and Smith's green organizations. Paint your own pumpkin, take a hay bike ride with the Pedal People, and check out the campus-wide free box. There will be tabling by different organizations to highlight all the ways students can be involved in sustainable living. This event will be waste-free. Admission is free.

'God Box.' A One Woman Show About Identity and Ancestry , Thursday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.

A story about Intersectionality,Identity and faith: The God Box is an award winning one-woman-show written and performed by Antonia Lassar and directed by Nikki DiLoreto. When her daughter dies, Gloria Adelman discovers that her daughter was not a practicing Jew! Amid Buddhas and Bibles, Gloria searches for her daughters true faith in order to give her the right funeral. God Box is a hilarious and poignant tale of how faith is passed on, left behind, and merged with other identities. Helen Hills Hills Chapel, free for students.

German Studies Major and Study Abroad in Hamburg Program , Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6-7 p.m., Hatfield 204

Information on the German studies major 6-6:20 p.m. and the study abroad program in Hamburg, Germany, 6:20-7 p.m. Pizza, dessert. and beverages served

Take a Break with Campus Police , Tuesday, Oct. 21, 4-6:30 p.m., Campus Center 102

Campus Police will be hosting a department meet-and-greet to reach out to our community members and hear any concerns you may have. if you have suggestions or comments, stop by and see us. Light refreshments will be provided.

Smith Crew Rent-a-Rower Begins November 1

Rent a couple of rowers to help you this fall. Raking, stacking firewood, garden clean out, cleaning, moving, carrying, babysitting, dog sitting...Smith Crew is ready to lend a hand. Two Rowers, 2 hours, for $50. More rowers or hours on request. We are set to work on weekends in November, starting with the 1st and 2nd. We can do weekday work upon request. The team is fundraising for a training trip in the spring, so your support is appreciated. Contact Coach Karen Klinger at rentarower.smithcrew@gmail.com or call ext. 2717.

Biochemistry Major , Tuesday, Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m., Ford Hall Atrium

Come learn about all of the opportunities in biochemistry. Dinner will be provided.

'Speciesism: The Movie' followed by Q&A with Director Mark Devries , Sunday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Modern farms are struggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre "factory farms," hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. Speciesism: The Movie director Mark Devries set out to investigate. The documentary takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories and flying in airplanes above their toxic "manure lagoons." Free, accessible and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

Pet-A-Pet Day , Wednesday, Oct. 22, Noon-1:30 p.m., Schacht Center for Health and Wellness, 21 Belmont

The Wellness Education Office and Counseling Services invite you to come pet a furry animal at Pet-A-Pet Day. This year, it will be held on the lawn behind the new Schacht Center for Health and Wellness at 21 Belmont Ave from 12pm-1:30pm. (In case of rain, it will be at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel.) Free cider and donuts for refreshments! And doggie toys for the dogs.

2015 Lewis Leadership Program Applications Are Now Available

The Lewis Leadership Program's January Leadership Intensive will help you develop the skills you need for successful leadership in college and long afterward. Program participants spend two weeks attending all-day workshops led by Smith faculty members, professionals, and community leaders. You will learn about group dynamics, public speaking, techniques to manage conflict, and more, and work with community members to address real community issues. This year's program runs January 5-16. Applications are due by noon, Friday, Nov. 7. To learn more, visit: http://www.smith.edu/leadership/

Staff/Faculty: Cholesterol and Glucose Screening , Tuesday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Campus Center 205

Harvard Pilgrim will provide cholesterol and glucose screening. There is no cost for the screening but registration is required. Visit http://www.smith.edu/hr/hrdev_catalog.php to register and to view other course workshops.

$50 Challenge; Sign Up by , October 22, WFI, Neilson Archway

Looking for something to do over Family Weekend? Consider the $50 Challenge. How it works: we give you $50, you come up with a way to make it grow (bake something, make something, render a service), sell your product or service for no more than 5 hours. You get to keep 75% of the proceeds and donate 25% to a campus org of your choice! Winner (highest proceeds) wins a $100 prize at an Awards luncheon next week. Sign up no later than Wednesday, Oct 22, 3:45 p.m. at the WFI office (Neilson Archway). More info at http://www.smith.edu/wfi

Deborah Jewell-Sherman: Women in Leadership , Tuesday, Oct. 21, 4:30 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

The Science Center Committee of Diversity (SCCD) presents "Women in Leadership: Being the Change You Want to See In the World," a presentation by Deborah Jewell-Sherman, professor of practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In this presentation, Professor Jewell-Sherman will share perspectives about leadership and strategies for supporting a diverse student body.

Class of 2017 Pajama Tea , Sunday, Oct. 26, 9-10 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

The class cabinet will provide hot water, tea, and cups, as well as cookies, with gluten free options available. Stop by to chat about your semester, take a study break, and relax with friends from the sophomore class. **Pajamas optional, but highly recommended**

Teach For America Informations Session , Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., Campus Center 205

Want to learn more about Teach for America and meet other social justice-minded college-goers? Come grab some free food and learn how Teach for America seeks to create educational equity for all by placing highly qualified recent college graduates into high-needs schools around the country for two years after graduation. Please RSVP to Joselyn Quintanilla at jquintan@smith.edu

Next 'Bike Kitchen' Mechanics Workshop , Tuesday, Oct. 21, 4-6 p.m., Bike Kitchen, Talbot Basement

Bike Kitchen's Mechanics Workshops are every Tuesday. If you are interested in joining the org, or just want to learn more in depth about how to maintain your own bike, these workshops are for you. We will focus on braking and shifting systems for the remainder of the semester. No experience necessary. Email bikes@smith.edu with questions.

Sherry Poirrier, Ada Comstock Alumna and Imaging Center Curator, Set to Retire; Reception , Thursday, Nov. 6, 4-5 p.m., Hillyer 3rd Floor Lounge

We are at once delighted and disheartened to announce that Sherry Poirrier is retiring from her position in the Imaging Center, November 14th. Sherry has been a tremendous resource for the Art Department and Libraries for over forty years. We will honor Sherry for her contributions in a farewell reception. We invite everyone to extend their good wishes to Sherry in her new endeavors.


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SEC Films Presents 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' , Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of super villains against him, impacting his life.

"Nuts&Bolts of Social Justice Organizing": Final Workshop , Monday, Oct. 20, 4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

The final in the workshop series, "Nuts&Bolts of Social Justice Organizing," led by Sophia Smith Activist-in-Residence Sara K. Gould, will take place Monday, October 20, 4-6 p.m. in the Neilson Browsing Room. The session, "Feminist Agenda: Meeting Skills to Make Change." will give participants the opportunity to learn the critical art of crafting an agenda and facilitating an effective meeting. Please register by e-mail to eamanna@smith.edu. More information is available at http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/news/news.html

'What the IMF Really Does' , Friday, Oct. 17, 4:15 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Olivier Blanchard, director of the research department and chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, and Robert M. Solow, professor emeritus at MIT, will present "What the IMF Really Does." An extensive question-and-answer period and reception will follow. Free and open to the public.

Free Flu Shot Clinic Oct. 20

Health Services will offer free flu shot clinics at the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness on Friday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon and on Monday, Oct. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. Current students, faculty, and staff may sign up at http://www.timecenter.com/smithcollegehealth. The Office of the President will cover all fees for members of the Smith community. For more information, and to sign up, visit http://www.smith.edu/health.

Groundbreaking Performance Artist Tehching Hsieh to Present , Tuesday, Oct. 21, 5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Tehching Hsieh is renowned for his series of five One Year Performances in which he erases distinctions between art and life, inspiring examination of the definition of "art." For one year at a time, Hsieh has locked himself in solitary confinement; punched a time clock on the hour every hour; lived outside in New York City without shelter of any kind; and lived every day literally tied to a fellow artist with an 8-foot rope. Hsieh will speak about his works as part of the Kahn Institute long-term project "The Power of Disappearance." Free and open to the public.

Calling All Financial Aid Recipients

Smith grants are made possible, in part, by alumnae and friends who have made gifts to support the college's scholarship funds. These donors give back to Smith to help educate and empower young women of promise and are eager to learn about the recipients. In some cases, their donations are contingent upon hearing from the recipients each year. It is very important for these generous donors to hear from you. Please take a few moments to complete the Scholarship Recipient Information Form http://goo.gl/forms/yXgRPHFPri as a way to thank these generous donors. For more information, email DonorRelations@smith.edu.

Comparative Literature , Tuesday, Oct. 21, Noon, Hatfield 203

Current faculty teaching in Comparative Literature (CLT) as well as student liaisons will be present to discuss this great program and to answer your questions about declaring CLT as your major. Lunch will be provided.

Volunteers Sought for 'Gleaning' with Rachel's Table , Sunday, Oct. 19, 12:30 p.m., Chapin Annex Road

Volunteers are sought to join CEEDS and Rachel's Table, a local food distribution service for the hungry, to harvest produce from local farms to donate to Northampton Survival Center, Kale's Kitchen in Holyoke and several other local nonprofit organizations. The practice is called "gleaning" and dates back to Biblical times. Farmers are often unable to sell all of their produce, either because of imperfections or because they simply cannot harvest it all. Many farmers welcome the opportunity to donate excess produce that would otherwise have been thrown out; others donate salable produce simply out of kindness. We will be meeting at 12:30 pm on Chapin Annex Road, taking a van to a few farms to harvest the produce, and then we will be donating the food. To reserve a spot, email skirk@smith.edu.

Smith College Print Workshop 2014 , October 15, 16 and 17

Artists Robert Kushner and Peter Pettengill of Wingate Studio will collaborate on a series of prints in the Harnish Graphics Studio, Brown Fine Arts Center. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Wednesday Oct. 15, Robert Kushner will give a talk from 5 to 6 p.m. in Graham Hall. Both the print workshop and the talk are open to the public. For more information, contact Rebecca Davis bdavis@smith.edu, ext. 3102.

Falling into Poetry , Friday, Oct. 17, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center Main Level Table

Stop by our table in the Campus Center concourse for poetry games (prizes), poetry postcards, and info about the Poetry Center's upcoming readings.

'How to Do Well at the Investment Banking Interview' , Monday, Oct. 20, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Smith alumna Olga Naumovich '98, managing director of investment banking at Goldman Sachs, will offer suggestions about preparing for a job interview with an investment bank. Email Judy Fountain at jfountai@smith.edu to reserve your seat. Brought to you by the Center for Women & Financial Independence. http://www.smith.edu/wfi

Smithies in CS Ice Cream Social , Friday, Oct. 17, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Campus Center TV Lounge

Learn about Smithies in CS (Computer Science), talk to board members and find out more about the program. Ice cream and swag included.

Deadline for J-Term International Experience Grant (IEG) Proposals , Monday, Oct. 20

The application is completed entirely online. The IEG grant is intended to provide partial funding for a variety of study, research, volunteer, or internship experiences abroad. For more information about the grant and the online application, visit http://www.smith.edu/studyabroad/funding_ieg.php.

Information on Off-Campus Flu Shots for Employees

Smith employees: those who participate in Smith's Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan, and are 19 years of age or older, can obtain a flu vaccine from a Harvard Pilgrim-participating flu vaccine pharmacy, including CVS, Walgreens and Rite-Aid, with no co-pay, by presenting your Harvard Pilgrim member card. Under Harvard Pilgrim, if you obtain your flu shot at your primary care doctor, you will be charged a co-pay of $20 for an office visit. Information brought to you by Staff Council Personnel Policy Committee.

Concert Conversations: C.P.E Bach with Joel Pitchon and Kenneth Cooper, Berkshire Bach Society , Sunday, Oct. 19, 4 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage

In honor of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Smith Professor Joel Pitchon will be joined by special guest Kenneth Cooper, music director of the Berkshire Bach Society. Cooper will present an overview of the life and work of C.P.E. Bach, the son of Johann Sebastian Bach. Seldom heard works will illustrate the story of the life and times of C.P.E. Bach played by extraordinary keyboardist, Ken Cooper, with Joel Pitchon, violin, Volcy Pelletier, cello and flutist Judith Mendenhall. Free and open to the public.

Second First Aid and CPR Workshop Added to the Learning and Development Series

Due to popular demand, a second First Aid and CPR workshop was added to the Learning and Development series. For course details, and to register, visit http://www.smith.edu/hr/hrdev_catalog.php, and don't forget to view other course workshops at this site too.

Logic Minor , Monday, Oct. 20, 12:15 p.m., Philosophy Study, Dewey House

Meet the Logic faculty and hear from our current Logic minors. A light lunch will be provided.

Sign Up for CSO Fall Blood Drive , October 27 and 28, Campus Center Carroll Room

Campus blood drive sponsored by Smith's Community Service Organization and Red Cross on Monday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1-7 p.m. Sign up for an appointment at this Doodle poll: https://doodle.com/za3nhs48kzvs49fa For more information, email mkim21@smith.edu.

Upgrading to Office 2013

Staff and faculty, please note that Office 2013 is now the campus standard for Smith-owned Windows computers. If you are using an older version of Office and get an alert that your Office license is about to expire, or you would simply like to upgrade to Office 2013, see: http://www.smith.edu/its/tara/ms_office/install_2013.html

Eduroam Now Recommended Network for Secure Wireless Connections

The SmithSecure wireless network will be discontinued at the end of the fall 2014 semester, so all SmithSecure users are advised to switch to the Eduroam secure wireless network. After you connect to Eduroam once at Smith, you can also use it at Amherst, UMass, and many other institutions around the country and the world. For more information, see: http://www.smith.edu/its/tara/smith_network/eduroam.html

Book Studies Concentration , Monday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m., Mortimer Rare Book Room

Meet Martin Antonetti, director of the Book Studies Concentration, and other BKX faculty advisors and students. Based in the Mortimer Rare Book Room in Neilson Library, the Book Studies Concentration is for students interested in the social, cultural, and artistic aspects of written communication -- past, present, and future. Book Studies is an excellent way to cross disciplines and take courses at Smith (and the other Five Colleges) in departments as diverse as anthropology, education and child study, art, comparative literature, American studies, and others. Refreshments will be served. Learn more at the Book Studies Concentration website: http://www.smith.edu/bookstudies/index.php

Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies , Monday, Oct. 20, 12:15 p.m., Dewey Common Room

The Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies allows students to explore the history and contemporary developments of this exciting part of the globe. Learn more and meet REEES faculty at the presentation. Pizza served.

South Asia Concentration , Monday, Oct. 20, 4:15 p.m., Seelye 207

South Asia is the region that includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, and reaches out to Afghanistan, Burma and Tibet -- an area that's home to over one-fifth of the world's population. The concentration focuses not only on South Asia as a region, but also on the South Asian diaspora in the United States and Europe. Meet faculty and learn more about how your studies can engage with South Asia. Chai and snacks served.

Road Shutdown Behind Albright and Baldwin Houses Through , October 18

Facilities Management will be performing road work on the access road behind the Albright House and Baldwin House. The road will be shut down with no access beginning October 14 to the end of the day on Saturday, Oct. 18. The purpose of this work is to install two new pad mounted transformers and electrical conduit. During the road shutdown, there will be no access to the area for parking, deliveries, or trash removal. Please seek alternate routes.

Senior Campaign Kickoff , Oct. 15-17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Campus Center

Seniors: Come celebrate the official launch of the 2015 Senior Giving Campaign. Stop by the Campus Center to grab some candy, enter a raffle to win $25 to the CC Cafe, and take a photo with a life-sized Sophia Smith. Learn more about the Senior Campaign at the Smith Fund table in the Campus Center. On Wednesday, Oct. 15 and Friday, Oct. 17, the table will be located at the lower level by the mailboxes, and on Thursday, Oct. 16, the table will be located at the main level by the cafe. For more information, email kaverill@smith.edu or cbarfiel@smith.edu.

ES&P Study Abroad Information Session , Thursday, Oct. 16, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

All ES&P majors and intended majors are invited to attend a study abroad information session about programs for their major. Pizza will be served by the department.

2014 Traditions Party: Results and Photos

Thanks to all who attended the Traditions Party in the Alumnae House earlier this month. The votes have been tallied and Vice President of Alumnae Relations Jennifer Chrisler's generous $500 gift has been designated to General Financial Aid in the Smith Fund. Sarah D. '18 and Joanna O. '18 won the Campus Center Cafe raffle. Photos from this year's event can be found at: tiny.cc/TraditionsParty We look forward to seeing you next year.

Five College Tibetan Studies in India Application Due , Thursday, Oct. 16, 4 p.m.

Information and application instructions for the Tibetan Studies in India J-term trip can be found at http://www.smith.edu/philosophy/tibet.php. For questions, email tsip@smith.edu

Michael Howard Appointed New Vice President for Finance and Administration

President McCartney has appointed Michael Howard, the former vice president for finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as vice president for finance and administration at Smith, effective January 1, 2015. Howard succeeds Ruth Constantine, who is retiring from the college after serving in the position since 1991. Read more at http://www.smith.edu/news/michael-howard-appointed-new-vice-president-for-finance-and-administration/

Discussion/Film Screening with Pakistani Filmmaker Nameera Ahmed , Tuesday, Oct. 21, Mwangi Round Room and Seelye 201

This Global Salon, co-sponsored by the Lewis Global Studies Center and EKTA, features Nameera Ahmed, a Pakistani filmmaker, visual artist and rescue diver. At noon in Mwangi Round Room, she will discuss her recent documentary "The Mermaid of Churan Island." A pizza lunch will be served. A screening of the film will take place at 4 p.m. in Seelye 201. "The Mermaid of Churan Island," which was filmed both above- and underwater, tells the story of the first and only female scuba diving instructor in Pakistan. Ahmed's films have been screened all over the world, and cover topics from education to culture to the environment. For more information email ekta@smith.edu or visit smith.edu/world.

"What Does Muscle Fatigue Look Like at the Single Molecule Level?" , Monday, Oct. 20, 4 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Presented by Ned Debold, assistant professor, Muscle Biophysics Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst. 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.

International Archaeology Day at Museum of Art , Saturday, Oct. 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Museum of Art

Enjoy a one-hour guided tour of the new ancient art gallery, with commentary from field archaeologists. Presented by SCMA and the Archaeological Institute of America, Western Massachusetts Society. Free and open to the public.

Five College Film Studies Major and Smith College Film Studies Minor , Tuesday, Oct. 21, Noon, Seelye 207

Meet the faculty and talk with current majors and minors. Pizza will be served.

Global Salon with Manoj Mitta , Tuesday, Oct. 21, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

The Lewis Global Studies Center presents a conversation with Manoj Mitta, the Law Editor at the Times of India, about investigative political journalism in India, Mitta is a senior journalist who has been writing commentaries on the Indian judicial system for over 20 years. He is the author of "The Fiction of Fact Finding: Modi and Godhra", an expose of the Special Investigative Team that was commissioned following the Gujarat massacres, and "When a Tree Shook Dehli", about the anti-Sikh pogrom of 1984. For more information, including other internationally-focused events, visit smith.edu/world.

'Financing Life' , Thursday, Oct. 16, Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

This week's topic will be "What You Need to Know About Retirement," and it's geared to all ages. WFI will also be having a raffle for two attendees to win a gift card to Barnes & Noble at the end of the workshop, so make sure to attend. Free lunch is provided for the first 70 people. Presented by Professor Randy Bartlett and brought to you by the Center for Women & Financial Independence at Smith. Note, there are only three more "Financing Life" workshops left this year.

Archives Concentration Brown Bag Lunch--Meet the New Director of Smith Special Collections , Thursday, Oct. 16, Noon, Dewey Common Room

Join us for a conversation with Beth Myers, who will share her background, her vision for the future of Smith Special Collections, and her thoughts about the archival profession. Bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks, chips and desserts provided. Please RSVP to Rachel Siegel at rsiegel@smith.edu.

Applications for the Environmental Concentrations Due , Friday, Oct. 17, CEEDS, Wright

Applications for the Environmental Concentrations: Sustainable Food and Climate Change, are due this Friday. For more information and application forms, visit http://www.smith.edu/ceeds/concentrations.php

Upcoming Religious and Spiritual Life Activities

Friday, Oct. 17: 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. Monday, Oct. 20: Buddhist Meditation Sitting Group for beginners and experienced practitioners, led by Ryumon Hilda Baldoquin, sensei, 5 p.m., Sanctuary.

Design Submissions for Class of 2017 Water Bottles Due , Sunday, Oct. 19, 11:59 p.m.

The Class of 2017 Cabinet is accepting submissions for designs for the class water bottles that will be sold at the end of this semester. If hand-drawn, the designs should be done in sharpie on a blank white piece of paper and scanned into the computer. Your submission may also include graphic designs. Submissions can incorporate pictures or creative word-art, can say "Smith College" or "Smithies" and may or may not include the year. Submit designs to class2017@smith.edu by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 19.

Free Pizza on Thursday , Oct. 16, 4-6 p.m., Scales basement

Visit us in the basement of Scales for pizza from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday. Take a few minutes to fill out your financial aid information form to thank the generous alumnae and friends who help make Smith grants possible. These donors give back to Smith to help educate and empower young women of promise and are eager to learn about the recipients. It is very important for these generous donors to hear from you. Can't make it? You can also fill out the information form here: http://goo.gl/forms/yXgRPHFPri. For questions, email us at DonorRelations@smith.edu.

Deborah Jewell-Sherman: Women in Leadership , Tuesday, Oct. 21, 4:30 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

The Science Center Committee of Diversity (SCCD) presents "Women in Leadership: Being the Change You Want to See In the World," a presentation by Deborah Jewell-Sherman, professor of practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In this presentation, Professor Jewell-Sherman will share perspectives about leadership and strategies for supporting a diverse student body.

Important Message for Smith Cardholders Using the Online Card Reconciliation System, Smartdata

As part of ongoing system improvement efforts, MasterCard will be deploying enhancements to Smartdata from Friday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. EST through Sunday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. EST. Please note that the system will be unavailable during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information on the enhancements,refer to the 14.3 Release Notes available in the Resource Center.

'Mumbai Elegy? Matters of Design in an Arduous Landscape' , Monday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Professor Niall Kirkwood, Harvard School of Design, will discuss the role of the design and planning of infrastructure in a contemporary landscape environment that defies conventional approaches, tactics and means. The role itself of a landscape architect (or indeed any designer, engineer or planner) will be held up for critical review and commentary. Presented by the Smith College Landscape Studies Program.

New Playreading Series: 'El Camino Del Rey' , Thursday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio, Mendenhall

The first event in the 2014-2015 New Playreading Series, "El Camino Del Rey," written and directed by Darcy Parker Bruce MFA '16, is a play in one act. Free. Fue hace mucho tiempo, it was a long time ago when the trains used to run through the dessert. Now the night is silent but for the wind and the howling of distant wolves. Two young women, Lupe and Rabbit, must navigate their way through the stars as they struggle to find the train, make sense of their fear, and accept the realizations that come in the night with the wolves.

Health & STEM Professions Lunchbag Series: Yale School of Nursing , Friday, Oct. 17, 12:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Melissa Pucci, director of admissions, Yale School of Nursing, will share information about degrees and certificates in nursing as well as the university's joint degree programs. She will also discuss the admission process and requirements for applying to nursing programs. Pizza will be provided for the first 25 people.

'How Mindfulness Meditation Makes Social and Moral Worlds in Burma and the United States' , Thursday, Oct. 23, 5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Ingrid Jordt, associate professor of anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will explore how private practices of meditation shape (and are shaped by) collective and cultural ideas about truth, identity and the nature of suffering. The fall Buddhist Studies lecture series is hosted by the Smith College Buddhist Studies Concentration and Department of Religion. Support provided by the Smith College Lecture Committee and the Ada Howe Kent Fund.

Orthodox Vespers , Thursday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

The Five College Orthodox Fellowship, representing all Orthodox jurisdictions, will hold its Vespers service this Thursday, October 16 and invites members of the Smith community to join them in worship.

Orientation Session for Student Facilitators for Soup, Salad, and Soul , Friday, Oct. 17, 1:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

This workshop is for students who are interested in leading a Soup, Salad Soul discussion. Soup, Salad, Soul is a student-led weekly discussion group that meets in Bodman Lounge over a home-made vegetarian (vegan-friendly) meal. It serves as an opportunity to explore interesting and meaningful topics in a safe environment and helps students to improve their leadership and group facilitation skills. Anyone interested in learning how to facilitate or wanting to brush up on their skills is welcome. This session is required for all those who would like to lead but have not done so before. Contact mcantwel@smith.edu for information.


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The Bible as Fire: Power and Powerlessness in Interpreting the Hebrew Bible , Monday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

The Bible is like fire: it can be harnessed for enormous good, and it can be wielded as a weapon of destruction. What can we learn about how to read the Hebrew Bible from modern women, both powerful and powerless, who have wrought positive change in their communities? Jacqueline E. Lapsley, Smith College Class of 1987 and Associate Professor of Old Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary, returns to campus to deliver this lecture. Sponsored by the Smith College Department of Religion, Office of Alumnae Relations, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and the Smith College Lecture Committee.


10/14/2014 Digest


Miller Lecture by Ann Pasternak of Creative Time , Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Ann Pasternak of Creative Time will be giving the Smith College Museum of Art's 12th Annual Miller Lecture in Art and Art History. Based in New York City, Creative Time has collaborated with hundreds of artists to bring groundbreaking public art to millions of people around the world. Members' reserved seating is available if booked by Friday, Oct. 17. Contact SCMAmembers@smith.edu or 413/585-2777.

Juniors and Seniors: Apply to Participate in January-Term Writing Retreat: 'Eat, Write, Talk'

In this selective, three-and-a-half day January-term (non-credit) course (January 18-21), the Women's Narratives Project takes juniors and seniors on a retreat to talk and write about themes inherent in making life decisions, including perfectionism, risk-taking, tolerating failure and family narratives of success. The workshop is led by Dean of Religious Life Jennifer Walters and Director of the Wurtele Center for Work & Life, Jessica Bacal. For more information, watch this short video smithnarratives.org/about-the-project/ To apply, visit http://www.smith.edu/cwl and click the application link on the homepage.

Faculty and Staff Poetry Reading Series , Wednesday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m., Poetry Center, Wright

Karen Kukil, associate curator for special collections, and Marlene Znoy, library systems supervisor, will read their own work as well as some poems by their late colleague Susan Sanborn Barker, a longtime administrative coordinator at the Sophia Smith Collection and College Archives, who passed away March 11, 2014. Free and open to all. Faculty or staff members interested in participating in a future reading should be in touch with Jen Blackburn at jblackbu@smith.edu

Portuguese and Brazilian Film Series: 'Central do Brasil' ('Central Station') , Wednesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., McConnell B-15

Directed by Walter Salles in 1998, this classic Brazilian film is a profoundly moving tale of an uncommon bond between a retired school teacher and a young boy in search of his father. In Portuguese with English subtitles (running time, 115 minutes). Free and open to the public.

Global Salon: Author Lola Lafon , Wednesday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Meet Lola Lafon, a young politically engaged French author, whose novels, which tackle such ideologies as feminism, capitalism, and antifascism, have won critical acclaim and several awards. She will discuss her recently translated novel "We Are the Birds of the Coming Storm." As well as discussing this novel - which follows the story of two young women, soulmates, and both survivors of sexual assault, who are trying to survive under an oppressive regime - she will read in French from her latest novel, "La Petite Communiste qui ne souriait jamais." Cider, tea, and cookies will be served.

College Corporate Card Reconciliation Deadline , Wednesday, Oct. 15

College Corporate Card submissions of statements are due to the Controller's Office no later than the 15th of the following month. Cardholders who are using the MasterCard SmartData system also have until the 15th of the following month to complete their online expense reports for the previous month. For example, Wednesday, October 15, is the College Corporate Card Reconciliation Deadline for September 2014 transactions. For more details, please see the College Corporate Card tab under Card Management on the Purchasing website. http://www.smith.edu/purchasing/pcard_management.php

'What's the Big Idea?' Info Session and Kick-Off for 2014-15 Entrepreneurship Season , Wednesday, Oct. 15, 4:30-6 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Smith alumna Debby Farrington '72, founder and general partner of StarVest Partners, a New York City-based venture capital firm, will kick off the 2014-2015 entrepreneurship season with a lecture. In addition, staff from Smith's Center for Women and Financial Independence (WFI), will offer information about the $50 Challenge, the upcoming Annual Elevator Pitch Competition, WFI's Spring 2015 entrepreneurship classes, as well as the 3rd Annual Draper Business Plan Competition. Refreshments provided. For more information, visit http://www.smith.edu/wfi

Italian Language and Literature and Italian Studies , Wednesday, Oct. 15, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 205

Following this meeting at 5:30 p.m. will be information on Study Abroad in Florence, Italy.

Save the Date: Staff Council Open Forum , Wednesday, Oct. 29, Noon, Campus Center Carroll Room

Come for lunch and share with Staff Council your ideas about how we can build a better community. We want to hear from you what is on your mind, both the good and the bad. Feeling shy? To submit a question or raise an issue ahead of time that will be addressed at the Forum go to http://www.smith.edu/staffcouncil/contact.php. Lunch provided for the first 100 attendees.

'The Mummies Speak: Why We Dress the Way We Do' , Wednesday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m., Green Room, Mendenhall

Elizabeth Wayland Barber, who has spent over two decades researching the origin and development of textiles and clothing in Europe and the Near East, will discuss her fascinating archeological work that has resulted in five books to date. She is a professor emerita of archeology and linguistics at Occidental College. The lecture is free and open to the public. http://smith.edu/smitharts/themummiesspeak.php

Teach an Interterm Class; Proposals Due , October 17

Students, faculty and staff are invited to submit a proposal to teach a non-credit interterm class or workshop. We are seeking well-developed and creative ideas for teaching useful skills; cultivating creative expression and awareness; encouraging health and well-being; engaging in service projects; expanding cultural awareness; or deepening understanding of the sciences and technology. Classes will be offered in either the week of January 5 to 9 or January 12 to 16. Go to http://www.smith.edu/interterm for information and a proposal form.

Info Session: Smith Program Abroad in Florence, Italy , Wednesday, Oct. 15, 5:30 p.m., Campus Center 205

The Office of International Study and the Italian Department present the Smith Program Abroad in Florence, Italy. Smith faculty members will discuss program requirements and opportunities, including the courses offered, both through the Smith Center and the University of Florence, homestays, activities, and internships. The study abroad informational meeting will directly follow the presentation of the major in Italian. Pizza will be served. For more information on the program, visit http://www.smith.edu/studyabroad/spa_florence.php.


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SEC Films Presents 'Rio 2' , Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10 and 11, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel and meets his father-in-law. These special screenings are sponsored by the Student Events Committee.

Pizza Fundraiser for Smith Lacrosse Team Through , October 10

Smith lacrosse will be selling Hillside pizza, cookie dough and gift certificates through October 10. See any team member to place your order. For more information, call 413/585-4986 or email mwolford@smith.edu

Fall Break Backpacking Trip , October 11-13

Join the Fall Break Backpacking Trip with Smith's outdoor adventure program. Cost is $10. Backpack along the Long Trail in Vermont. Expect moderately difficult backpacking through beautiful mountains with a few great summit views. Email: outdoors@smith.edu to sign up or for details.

Smith Basketball Youth Clinic for Girls and Boys (ages 6-14) , Sunday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Ainsworth Gym

The cost is $50 per child, $35 per additional child in family. Registration includes free T-shirt if completed by October 15. Register at: http://www.smithpioneers.com/campsandclinics

Share Your Stories with Alumnae

Has Smith College changed your life? The Smith Fund is looking for current students to feature in our messaging to alumnae this year. We're looking for students who are receiving financial aid, who have taken advantage of the many opportunities Smith has to offer--including study abroad, Praxis internships, clubs and organizations on campus, house communities, athletics, etc., and who are interested in sharing their experiences with alumnae to help encourage their financial support of the college. If this is an opportunity that interests you, contact Katie Averill at kaverill@smith.edu for more information.

Music in Deerfield: Ariel Quartet , Saturday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

A superb and accomplished young quartet from Israel, with quartets by Haydn, Schumann and Schubert. Pre-concert talk in Earle Recital Hall at 7 p.m. Tickets available on the Music in Deerfield website http://www.musicindeerfield.org/

Apply for Funding to Attend the 2015 Insight Dubai Conference

The Wurtele Center for Work & Life (WCWL) invites students to apply for funding to attend the 2015 Insight Dubai Conference, which will take place at Dubai Women's College in the United Arab Emirates on March 22 - 26, 2015. Accepted students will receive FULL funding for the conference, which includes airfare, conference registration fee, meals and accommodations. Applications for funding are due by 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 17. For more information about the conference, watch this short video: http://youtu.be/f3f26q8af6o The online application form is at http://smith.edu/cwl/leadership_conferences.php For more information, contact Ally Einbinder '10, WCWL Program Specialist, at aeinbind@smith.edu

Staff Council Hosts Annual Cider and Doughnuts , Oct. 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Campus Center steps (Rain Location: CC 102)

Take a morning break and join Staff Council for cider and doughnuts (rain location: CC 102). See flyer at http://www.smith.edu/staffcouncil/bulletin.php.

Emails from President McCartney

A few users have reported that emails from President McCartney have appeared in their inbox as coming from "President Christ." This results from users saving the e-mail "president@smith.edu" to their contacts during Carol Christ's tenure. If you have been affected by this error, please delete "president@smith.edu" from your contacts in Smith Mail. For assistance, call ITS at ext. 4487.

Center for Media Production Workshops , Oct. 7, 8 and 9, 7-8 p.m., Level C, Alumnae Gymnasium

The Center for Media Production is offering the following workshops. On Tuesday, Oct 7, Video Production, which includes how to setup a Canon Vixia, tripod and wireless microphone as well as camera positions, angles, and movements. On Wednesday, Oct 8, Final Cut Pro basics and advanced editing, which includes how to set up a new project, import and organize clips, and export and share a project. And on Thursday, Oct 9, Canon Rebel Digital SLR Basics, which includes operating the camera and important elements of photography such as shutter speed, aperture and ISO speed.

Hebrew Table: Every Tuesday Beginning , Oct. 7, Noon-1 p.m., Duckett Room C

All are welcome, regardless of level. No need to be enrolled in a Hebrew class this semester.

Info Session: Duke University Marine Lab and Nicholas School of the Environment , Thursday, Oct. 9, Noon, CEEDS, Wright

For those interested in taking a semester away or who are considering graduate school, attend this session and learn about the semester program offered at Duke University's Marine Lab and the prestigious Nicholas School of the Environment. For more information, visit http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/

'Financing Life' , Thursday, Oct. 9, Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

The popular lunchtime series, "Financing Life," is open to all students, faculty and staff. It covers everything you need to know from basic budgets, savings, taxes and much more. Free lunch is provided for the first 70 attendees. Presented by Professor Randy Bartlett and brought to you by the Center for Women & Financial Independence at Smith. http://www.smith.edu/wfi

Bagels in the Hut , Thursday, Oct. 9, 11:45 a.m., Seelye Lawn

Smith Hillel kicks off the first day of Sukkot with a bagel brunch in the sukkah, a temporary hut on Seeyle lawn for the week of Oct 6-15. Bagels in the Hut features a fun, picnic-style lunch with bagels, salad, snacks, and drinks, as well as a lulav and etrog to shake. All are welcome to come, eat, socialize, and celebrate the season.

Susan Litchman: 'House Painting' Opening Reception , Thursday, Oct. 9, 4:30-6 p.m., Oresman Gallery, Hillyer

The exhibit is on view through October 31 in the Oresman Gallery.

Simchat Torah Dance Party , Friday, Oct. 17, 12:15 p.m., Chapin Lawn

Celebrate Simchat Torah with dancing and fun. Learn a quick and easy Jewish folk dance on Chapin Lawn at 12:20 p.m.. At 12:45 p.m., Hillel will dance their Torah around Smith Campus and back to the Chapel. Join for the dance lesson or jump in the procession, regardless of dancing skills.

Fall Fabric Lamp Making , Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Learn to make beautiful lamps with fabric, cups and special LED lights crafted for all students and Smith community members here for Fall Break on campus. Bring friends, housemates to relax and de-stress and craft beautiful lamps to decorate your room. All supplies provided at no cost.

Info Session: Duke University Marine Lab and Nicholas School of the Environment , Thursday, Oct. 9, Noon, CEEDS, Wright

Interested in doing a semester away? Thinking about grad school? Come learn about the semester program offered at Duke University's Marine Lab and the prestigious Nicholas School of the Environment graduate program. For more information, visit http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/

Cafe Hours- October Break , Oct. 10-13

The Cafe will have reduced hours over the October Break, Friday, 10/10-Monday, 10/13. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, October 14th. For a complete listing of hours, visit http://www.smith.edu/cafe.

Power Shutdown, Selected Campus Locations , Monday, Oct. 13, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Facilities Management will be coordinating necessary power shutdowns at various locations on campus due to the ongoing Medium Voltage Project. The power shutdown will begin at 8 a.m. and should be restored by 2 p.m. Facilities Management will be working with Collins Electric and Campus Police monitoring the affected buildings until operating systems are returned to normal. For a detailed listing of campus buildings that will be affected, visit http://www.smith.edu/facilities/


10/08/2014 Digest


Emergency Notification System Test , Tuesday, Oct. 7

Campus Police will test the college's emergency notification system. Any changes to your emergency contact information should be made by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6. To receive emergency messages via cell phone, text or voice, please update your information. Students and employees can log in to the Smith Portal at http://portal.smith.edu using their network username and password. When the portal page opens, click on BannerWeb, select Personal Info Menu, then Emergency Information Review and Update.


10/07/2014 Digest


Social Justice Organizing Workshop: 'Listen Up! The No. 1 Skill in Organizing' , Tuesday, Oct. 7, 4-6 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Register now for the next in the workshop series, "Nuts &Bolts of Social Justice Organizing," led by Sophia Smith Collection Activist-in-Residence Sara K. Gould. The workshop will allow students to learn and practice active listening skills that are essential in making social change. Register by email to eamanna@smith.edu. More information on the series is available at http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/news/news.html

Free Second Friday at Smith College Museum of Art , Friday, Oct. 10, 4-8 p.m., Museum of Art

Reinstalled galleries will be open. Tara Donavan's "Moire," a modern installation on view for the first time since a private donor gifted it to the Museum, will be on display in the first floor gallery. Hands-on! Art making for ages 4+ with adult (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.

Maintenance Work at Lyman Estate

In the coming weeks, Smith College will complete an exterior painting project at the Lyman Estate House on Fort Hill. The painting is part of the college’s regular maintenance, and will help prevent any deterioration to the property. Smith is still operating on a timeline that aims for a sale of the Lyman Estate no sooner than the Fall of 2015, and the project does not signal a change in that timeline. The college and its contractors will, as always, follow lead safe paint practices throughout the project - even though the main body of the Lyman Estate House has previously been made lead-free. All material will be collected and disposed of off-site in full compliance with best practices, and the college will ensure that the property is fully protected throughout the work. As part of these safety practices, a large amount of the scraping work will take place on weekends. The project will be completed by the end of October.

McGrath Lecture on Book Arts by Michael Kuch , Wednesday, Oct. 8, 4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Michael Kuch--writer, artist, printer, publisher--will delight us with an illustrated talk, "Twenty Years of the Double Elephant Press: Harnessing Influence & Ignorance." Kuch attended Hampshire College and studied with sculptor and graphic artist Leonard Baskin. This is the 2014 McGrath Lecture in Contemporary Book Arts sponsored by the Mortimer Rare Book Room. The lecture series is named in memory of local master printer Harold P. McGrath. A reception will follow in the Book Arts Gallery (Neilson, third floor). A selection of Kuch's books is on display outside the Mortimer Rare Book Room. For more information: mrbr @smith.edu or http://www.smith.edu/libraries/info/news/2014mcgrath-lecture

Environmental Concentration: Sustainable Food , Tuesday, Oct. 7, Noon, CEEDS, Wright

The Sustainable Food Concentration lets students engage in an interdisciplinary exploration of food and the many issues involved in sustainability. Learn more at http://www.smith.edu/food/

Arava Institute Info Session: Trans-boundary Environmental Cooperation in Israel , Wednesday, Oct. 8, 12:15 p.m., CEEDS, Wright

Study abroad and Internships available for the Arava Institute, founded on the belief that wherever you are, on any side of a border, the environment is the defining challenge of our time. The Arava Institute provides students with an exceptional interdisciplinary environmental education that combines natural and social science with conflict mitigation training, while living with diverse host-families.

Attention: Financial Aid Recipients

Smith grants are made possible, in part, by alumnae and friends who have made gifts to support the college's scholarship funds. These donors give back to Smith to help educate and empower young women of promise and are eager to learn about the recipients. In some cases, their donations are contingent upon hearing from the recipients each year. It is very important for these generous donors to hear from you! Please take a few moments to complete the Scholarship Recipient Information Form goo.gl/NKQqBA as a way to thank these generous donors. For more information, email DonorRelations@smith.edu.

Brown Bag Lunch to Discuss Themes in the Award-winning Film 'The Intouchables' , Wednesday, Oct. 8, Noon, Alumnae House

Staff Council Diversity Committee is hosting a brown bag lunch (beverages and snacks served) to discuss the themes in the award-winning film "The Intouchables." Synopsis: When an ex-con from the projects is hired to take care of an eccentric French aristocrat, the job quickly becomes an unpredictable adventure. As the unlikely duo overcome adversity of every flavor in this true story, they also shatter their preconceptions of love, life and each other. Please view the film prior to the discussion. It is available through Netflix and the C/W MARS library network. You may request it online with your library card: http://bark.cwmars.org

Accepting Applications for Advisory Board for 'Justice, Identity, and Social Change' Initiative

The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life (CRSL) is looking for students from a wide variety of religious, non-religious and spiritual inclinations to help advise staff on programming related to the "Justice, Identity and Social Change" theme for 2014-15. Responsibilities will include bimonthly meetings in which participants will advise staff on thematic focus and review program proposals. Those interested in making connections between spirituality and social justice and participating in interfaith dialogue encouraged to apply. Contact mcantwel@smith.edu for an application and expanded description.

Kahn Institute Long-Term Project Applications Due , Friday, Oct. 10

The application deadline for the Kahn Institute's 2015-2016 long-term projects, "Memory: Form, Function and Fallibility," (organized by Dawn Fulton, French and Adam Hall, Biological Sciences), and "Play," (organized by Michael Thurston, English Languages and Literature), is Friday, Oct. 10. For detailed descriptions on both projects, visit http://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute/future.php. To apply to "Memory," click on http://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute/MemoryAPP.php. To apply for "Play," click on http://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute/PlayAPP.php. For more information, call 413-585-3721.

Optional Practical Training Workshop for International Students , Thursday, Oct. 9, 4:30 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Are you interested in working in the U.S. after graduation? If so, you will need work authorization: Optional Practical Training (OPT). The Lewis Global Studies Center and the Office for International Students and Scholars will have the first OPT Information Session -- for J-grads and eager seniors -- in the Lewis Center. Come to learn about OPT and what's required for an application.

Music in the Noon Hour: Harbison and Mozart , Tuesday, Oct. 7, 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Judith Gordon, piano, performs works by Harbison and Mozart during a relaxing half-hour of music in the beautiful Sweeney Concert Hall. Free and open to the public.

Sigma Xi Talk: 'Paradise Lost? A New Plan for Sediment Removal from the Campus Pond' , Tuesday, Oct. 7, 12:10 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Presented by Bob Newton, Geosciences, and Gary Hartwell, Project Manager/Facilities, Open to all faculty, staff and students. A complimentary lunch is offered in McConnell Foyer.

'Storytelling for Activists': Nationally Known Trainer Offers Social Justice Workshop , Wednesday, Oct. 8, 4-6 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Joseph Phelan, a creative strategist with a long history working in and with racial justice and economic justice organizations, will join Smith's Activist in Residence Sara Gould, former head of the Ms Foundation, in this workshop for students. Phelan is the former communications coordinator at Miami Workers Center and a founding staff member at Florida New Majority where he built a communications shop that also served the Florida Immigrant Coalition. Email eamanna@smith.edu to register.

Spatial Analysis Lab Announces Fall Mystery Map Winner

The Spatial Analysis Lab is excited to announce that Sam Masinter is the winner of the Fall Mystery Map Challenge. To view the maps, read more about the challenge, and see a quote from the winner visit http://www.smith.edu/gis If you missed your chance to participate in this installment of the Mystery Map Challenge, do not fret, the next mystery map will be released soon.

Aquaponics lecture with Dr. Martin Schreibman , Monday, Oct. 20, Noon, Ford 240

Sponsored by Engineers for a Sustainable World and CEEDS, Dr. Martin Schreibman from Brooklyn College will be coming to Smith College to give a lecture on the workings of Aquaponics. Lunch will be provided.

Ada Class T-Shirt and Bake Sale , Thursday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Campus Center Main Level Table

Come enjoy some baked goods, while you stock up on Ada wear and gifts. The Ada Comstock Scholars appreciate your support.

Volunteers Wanted: Mapping for Ebola First Response - Help Organizations Managing the Ebola Crisis , Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7-8:30 p.m., Spatial Analysis Lab, Sabin-Reed 104

Looking for students, faculty and staff interested in helping the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) map regions fighting the Ebola outbreak. The data and maps are being used by the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, the World Health Organization and others. No experience required. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/SALOSMwksp

One Hour for Peace , Wednesday, Oct. 8, 11:30 a.m., Chapel Sanctuary

"Your War Drum Ain't Louder Than This Breath." This One Hour for Peace will be used as a time of vigil to encourage resistance through self-love and self-care. Led by and for students of color, it will provide breath, story, sharing and quiet. RSVP to mcantwel@smith.edu. Lunch will be served. Even if your time is short, drop in any time after 11:30 a.m.

Upcoming Religious and Spiritual Life Activities

Wednesday, Oct. 8: Weekly Vigil, a special gathering for guided contemplative exercises and sharing, led by and for students of color, Sanctuary; Smith Christian Fellowship (SCF) Bible Study, focused on the Book of John, 7 p.m., CC 102. Thursday, Oct. 9: SCF Catholic Ministry, 7 p.m., Reading Room (B13), lower level. Friday, Oct. 10: Soup, Salad and Soul, a student-led discussion with a home-made vegetarian meal prepared by student cooks, 12:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge; Friday prayers with Al-Iman, Muslim student organization, 12:30 p.m., Blue Room, Chapel lower level; 4:30 p.m., Reading Room (B13), SCF International Bible Study.

Tonight: 'Dining With Confidence' , October 7, 5-7 p.m., Alumnae House

Jean Papalia, director of the Tufts University Career Center and principal of A+ Etiquette, will help you learn how to successfully navigate a professional dinner with comfort and still be yourself. We have added 30 spaces for this event tonight. RSVP to Colleen DelVecchio.


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Jittery's Live! Presents Jim and Sam , Thursday, Oct. 2, 9 p.m., Campus Center TV Lounge

The Student Events Committee presents Jim and Sam, a Los Angeles-based indie folk band. Their songs feature "dark harmonies, melodic stories, and Scandinavian-pop vibes." The band has just returned from touring throughout the UK. To check out their music before the performance, go to https://www.youtube.com/user/wearejimandsam/videos. Drop by for coffee, treats, and live music.

SEC Films Presents 'Noah' , Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3 and 4, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Join the Smith College Student Events Committee for two special screenings of the new release "Noah." A man is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.

Teach an Interterm Class; Proposal Deadline , October 17

The Interterm Program is accepting proposals from faculty, students and staff to teach a non-credit class or workshop in January. We are seeking well-developed and creative ideas for teaching useful skills; cultivating creative expression and awareness; encouraging health and well-being; engaging in service projects; expanding cultural awareness; or deepening understanding of the sciences and technology. Classes will be offered in either the week of January 5 to 9 or January 12 to 16. Visit http://www.smith.edu/interterm for information and a proposal form. The deadline for proposals is October 17.

Write a Song in an Hour (and Learn What It Has to Do With Leadership) , Friday, Oct. 3, 4:15 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

The workshop, "Write a Song in an Hour (and Learn What It Has to Do with Leadership Development)," originally scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 2, will be led by Smith alumna Ally Einbinder. In 2010 Einbinder had just graduated from Smith and had never played an instrument before, but decided to pick up the bass. With two other Smith women, she formed a band called Potty Mouth, and they agreed to take risks and learn music by playing music. Today, Einbinder continues to build her musical career with Potty Mouth, as well as to work as a program specialist at Smith's Wurtele Center for Work and Life. Come and spend an hour with her in a low-pressure, songwriting environment. For more info, visit: http://www.smith.edu/cwl/passport

Gathering Sparks: A Workshop in the Art of the Interview , Saturday, Oct. 4, 1 p.m., Poetry Center, Wright

Presented by Christian McEwen. Particpants will learn interviewing skills and strategies, test them out with each other, and learn how interviews can become seeds for other creative projects. Free and open to members of the Five-College community.

Apply for Kahn Institute Short-Term Project: 'Contested Cosmologies' Deadline is , October 6

All faculty and staff are invited to apply for the Kahn Institute short-term project "Contested Cosmologies: Our Place in Space," organized by Suzan Edwards, Astronomy, and Cornelia Pearsall, English, that will take place October 31 to November 1. The project seeks faculty with diverse disciplinary perspectives to consider ways in which prevailing world views may be challenged in any field of inquiry. How is our understanding of humanity shaped by our conception of our literal or metaphorical "place in space?" How might the continuous unfolding of new scientific evidence be reflected in literature, art, philosophy, religion, history or other disciplines? For a detailed description, schedule and to apply, visit http://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute/shortterm_projects_contestedcosmologies.php.

Traditional Quebecois Music and Dance , Friday, Oct. 3, 3 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

A delightful sampling of Quebecois traditional fiddle tunes, simple songs (featuring la chanson a repondre) and some basic folk dances. Becky Tracy's fiddling is steeped in the French Canadian tradition and Keith Murphy's singing is highly respected in Quebec. The audience will be invited to participate, and non-French speakers are welcome.

'Cinema Year Zero: Landscape and Memory in Post-Fascist Italian Cinema (in English)' , Thursday, Oct. 2, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

Giuliana Minghelli from McGill University will give a lecture (in English) on Italian cinema and landscape.

Winter Clothes Closet: Donations Accepted Through Oct. 2

The Office of International Students and Scholars is organizing a winter clothes closet for our international student community on Friday, Oct. 3, from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Until Thursday, Oct. 2, we will be accepting any donations that Smith community members are kind enough to give. We are looking for winter clothes in good condition - sweaters, jackets, scarfs, gloves, hats. Donations can be dropped off in the Winter Clothes Closet donations bin in the main lounge at the Lewis Global Studies Center. Thank you in advance for helping to keep our students warm as temperatures drop.

C.P.E. Bach's 'Magnificat' , Sunday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

The second concert in honor of the 300th anniversary of C.P.E. Bach's birth, his thrilling "Magnificat" will be the centerpiece of a celebration program. Featuring a professional chorus and orchestra, and guest artists including Margot Rood, soprano; Kate Maroney, alto; Jason McStoots, tenor; Sumner Thompson, bass; Joel Pitchon, violin; Grant Moss, continuo; Joseph Baldwin, conductor. Co-sponsored by the Smith College Center for Religious & Spiritual Life, Department of Music, and Office of Student Engagement, Fine Arts Fund. Helen Hills Hills Chapel, free and open to the public.

Operation Wallacea Info Session , Friday, Oct. 3, Noon, CEEDS, Wright

Operation Wallacea is an organization that runs a series of biological and conservation management research programs around the world. Expeditions to remote locations identify areas needing protection and then implement appropriate conservation programs. Teams are lead by experts in biodiversity, social sciences and economics.

Environmental Concentration: Climate Change , Monday, Oct. 6, Noon, CEEDS, Wright

Learn how the Climate Change Concentration can compliment your major and add meaningful hands-on experience to your academic goals. For more information, visit http://www.smith.edu/climate/

'Hydropower, Climate Change and the Public Interest: What's the Deal?' , Monday, Oct. 6, 2:30 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Andrew Fisk, executive director of the Connecticut River Watershed Council, will be exploring the relationship between the future of hydropower, the growing threat of climate change and the importance of public interest.

'The Queen and the Monk: The Birth of the Global Insight Meditation Movement in Colonial Burma' , Thursday, Oct. 2, 5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

The Fall Buddhist Studies Lecture Series continues with Erik C. Braun, associate professor of religious studies, University of Oklahoma, who will examine the Burmese colonial context (where the queen and the monk met) and trace the rise of modern insight practice and the logic of its development up to the present day. The fall lecture series, titled "Mindfulness: Burmese Roots and Mass(achusetts)," is hosted by the Smith College Buddhist Studies Concentration and Department of Religion. Support provided by the Smith College Lecture Committee and the Ada Howe Kent Fund.

'Kinder Morgan Pipeline: Questioning the Need, Considering the Alternatives and Engaging the Public' , Friday, Oct. 3, 12:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Katy Eiseman, director of Massachusetts PipeLine Awareness Network, and Bruce Winn, president of Berkshire Environmental Action Team, will talk about the proposed natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts. They will give an overview of the proposal and offer a multi-scale assessment of the project from its impacts on the pipeline corridor to its implications for carbon emissions and climate change. Sponsored by the Environmental Science and Policy Program. Lunch provided.

Scott Gym Window Replacement Construction Notice

Starting Friday, Sept. 26, preparation work for the window replacement on the north side of Scott Gym will start with the mobilization of lift equipment and window deliveries. On Monday, Sept. 29, the north side entrance to Scott Gym will be closed for one week to allow windows to be installed. The installation should be complete in five days, weather permitting. Use of Scott Gym gymnasium itself will be limited during construction. Please check with the athletic department for availability of facilities. Thank you for your patience during this last phase of the window installation for Scott Gym.

PRESHCO Information Meeting for Study Abroad in Cordoba, Spain , Friday, Oct. 3, Noon, Hatfield 206

Students may choose to attend for the full academic year, or for either semester. Applications are being accepted now (until October 15) for spring semester 2015 (be there for the Feria in May). Students who were in Cordoba this past academic year will also be present to answer questions.

Indigenous Smith Students & Allies (ISSA): Reactivation Interest Reception , Sunday, Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 102

ISSA members will discuss the group's past work on campus to raise awareness of Native American and indigenous issues, options of indigenous studies within the Five College area, and how you can keep the group going for future Smithies. ISSA is committed to educating the Smith community about social, economic and cultural issues affecting Native American populations of the United States. If you are interested in being a leader or a member, join us. If you cannot attend but are interested in helping reactivate ISSA or joining the mailing list, email Liz Markee-Behrends at emarkeeb@smith.edu.

Life Sciences Lecture: 'The Circadian Clock and Chromatin Remodeling' , Monday, Oct. 6, 4 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Presented by William Belden, assistant professor, animal sciences, Rutgers 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.

AIT-Budapest Study Abroad Information Session , Thursday, Oct. 2, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

The Office for International Study presents the AIT-Budapest study abroad program, which is specifically designed for computer science and software engineering students. It offers a curriculum that combines foundational computing courses with innovative courses in entrepreneurship, design, and special topics that are not easy to find elsewhere. Prime examples of the rich curriculum include a design course with Erno Rubik (inventor of Rubik's Cube), an innovative computer vision course for digital film post-production, and courses in computational biology. For more information, visit http://www.smith.edu/studyabroad/approved_europe.php

On-Campus Orientation for Those Interested in Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity , October 6, 7 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Picker Engineering has arranged for Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity to offer an orientation to Smith students, faculty and staff who are interested in the program. Upon completing the orientation, participants can volunteer to work at one of two area Habitat homes being built, one of which is the Women Build home for which they are striving to have 70 percent of the construction volunteers be women. Building will be mostly on Saturdays and Sundays. Smith's Community Service Organization has transportation available for certified drivers. To learn more, visit https://pvhabitat.org/

2014 Clery Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with federal and state laws, the Campus Police department compiles an annual crime and fire report. This report, which provides crime and fire statistics for the three previous calendar years, as well as safety-related policies and procedures, is also available online at: http://www.smith.edu/campuspolice/documents/ClerySmith2014.pdf. If you wish to receive a paper copy of the report, contact the department at x2490 or stop by the Campus Police office.

Computer Science Research, Internship and Study Abroad Talk , Monday, Oct. 6, 12:15 p.m., Ford 241

The computer science department is giving a presentation in Ford Hall 241 of various internships, research opportunities and study abroad experiences recently completed by computer science students. This will be an excellent chance to ask about finding and applying for internship and research opportunities and discover more about balancing study abroad and the major requirements. A pizza lunch (including gluten-free pizza) will be served.

Health & STEM Lunchbag Series: 'The Journey to Graduate School--Using the Tools Smith Gave You' , Friday, Oct. 3, 12:15 p.m., McConnell B05

Theanne Griffith '08, graduate student in Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN) will describe her research and will discuss paths to graduate programs in science. Also, Sally McIver, assistant program director, will provide background on the NUIN program. Pizza will be provided for the first 40 people. Open conversation continues (with cookies) 1-2 p.m. in McConnell 104.

Weekly Vigil for Meditation and Peace , Wednesday, Oct. 1, 12:15 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Walk the labyrinth, write, pray or reflect in service of the belief in "being the change you wish to see in the world." Light a candle for the world, your community or a special concern or hope. All welcome.

'Financing Life' , Thursday, Oct. 2, Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

Life costs money. How will you pay for it all? Come to "Financing Life," the popular lunchtime workshop series offered by the Center for Women and Financial Independence that is open to everyone, not just students. It covers everything you need to know from how to budget to saving for a car, house or business. Finally understand how taxes work, the best way to pay off debt, how to choose a credit card and much more! Free lunch is provided for the first 70 attendees. Presented by Professor Randy Bartlett. For more information, visit http://www.smith.edu/wfi

Upcoming Religious and Spiritual Life Activities

Friday, Oct. 3: Soup, Salad and Soul, a student-led discussion with a home-made vegetarian meal prepared by student cooks, 12:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge; 4:30 p.m., Reading Room (Room B13), SCF International Bible Study. Monday, Oct. 6: Buddhist Meditation Sitting Group for beginners and experienced practitioners, led by Ryumon H.C. Baldoquin, sensei, 5 p.m., Sanctuary. Contact Ryumon for an introductory session at temples@twostreamszen.org.

Student Picks Exhibition: 'Visual Protest' by Lingxuan Li '14 , Friday, Oct. 3, Noon-4 p.m., Cunningham Center, Museum of Art

"Visual Protest" is a student-curated show of works on paper from the Museum's permanent collection. Works by Andy Warhol, the Guerrilla Girls and other artists explore the sarcastic side of political art. On view one day only.

Smith Lacrosse Hillside Pizza Fundraiser

Help support the Smith Lacrosse team! We are selling Hillside pizza, cookie dough & gift cards now through October 10th. Please see any Smith Lacrosse team member to place an order or contact mwolford@smith.edu for further information.

Archives Fair , Thursday, Oct. 2, Noon-1 p.m., Chapin Lawn

See postcards, photos and even heft an Oscar statuette. Meet archives concentrators and learn about one-week mini-courses offered for credit during J term.


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Open Office Hour with President McCartney , Tuesday, Sept. 30, 4:15 p.m., President's Office

Documentary Film 'Wisconsin Rising' and Discussion Led by Filmmaker Sam Mayfield , Tuesday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

In February 2011, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proposed to the legislature that collective bargaining rights for state employees be ended. This provoked one of the most intense and publicized labor conflicts of the last 30 years. Some state legislators fled the state to prevent a quorum needed to enact the bill. State employees rallied and sat in at the state capitol and began a recall petition for Walker. It became a national rallying cry for the labor movement and also catapulted Walker into being a contender for the Republican presidential nomination. Both sides came away feeling their cause had been strengthened.

Social Justice Organizing Workshop: The Audre Lorde Project , Tuesday, Sept. 30, 4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Register now for one or all of the remaining four workshops led by Sara K. Gould, the Sophia Smith Collection's Activist-in-Residence. The series, "Nuts&Bolts of Social Justice Organizing," continues Tuesday, September 30, 4-6 p.m. in Neilson Browsing Room, with, "Add Gender, Build Power," a look at The Audre Lorde Project, which organized lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender non-conforming immigrants of color to mobilize for comprehensive immigration reform. Community organizer Trishala Deb will join Sara to discuss her experience on the project. Register by email to eamanna@smith.edu. More info on the complete series at http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/news/news.html

CANCELLED: Social Justice Organizing Workshop: 'Storytelling for Activists-The Role of Strategic Com , Wednesday, Oct. 1, 4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

The Wednesday, October 1st Nuts and Bolts of Social Justice workshop with Activist-in-Residence Sara K. Gould and strategic communications trainer Joseph Phelan has been canceled due to a medical emergency. We are in the process of rescheduling the event for a later date. Please e-mail eamanna@smith.edu if you would like to receive information about the new date.

Members' Preview of Tara Donovan's 'Moire' , Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2-3 p.m., Museum of Art

Linda Muehlig, associate director for curatorial affairs/curator of paintings and sculpture, will offer a members-only gallery talk on Tara Donavan's installation, "Moire." Composed of adding tape paper spread in gentle plateaus across the gallery floor, "Moire" will be on view at the Museum for the first time since it was received as a gift from a private donor. Admission for members is $5; Student Members get in free. Members may bring up to 2 guests; space limited. Please RSVP by September 29 by contacting SCMAmembers@smith.edu or 413/585.2777.

Stargazing , Thursday, Oct. 2, 8:30-9:30 p.m., McConnell Hall Roof

Come see stars, clusters and the moon. All are welcome - please dress warmly. For further information or to check on weather conditions, contact Meg Thacher mthacher@smith.edu, ext. 3935.

Global Salon with Independent Filmmaker Pankaj Rishi Kumar , Wednesday, Oct. 1, 12:15 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Meet Pankaj Rishi Kumar, an independent filmmaker from India, whose documentaries have been featured in film festivals across the world. His filmography includes: "In God's Land," "Seeds of Dissent," and "Kumar Talkies". During this salon, Kumar will lead an informal discussion revolving around his experience filmmaking in India on various topics: elections and power struggles, religious injustice, land seizure, the cinema in rural communities, and more. Pizza will be provided. His documentary "Mat" (or, "the Vote") will be screened Tuesday, September 30. For more events from the Lewis Global Studies Center, see: http://www.smith.edu/world/calendar.php

A New School of Public Policy in Budapest: Recruitment Event with Dean Wolfgang Reinicke , Wednesday, Oct. 1, 4:15 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Dean Wolfgang Reinicke is the founding dean of the School of Public Policy at Central European University in Budapest, and president of the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin. During this info session, Dr. Reinicke will discuss his School of Public Policy, a, "global institution dealing with global problems," whose MPA program is known for giving its students practical knowledge of and engagement with: public policy, quantitative and qualitative skills, and analytical frameworks; all building towards giving students the tools to make the world a better place. For more events from the Lewis Global Studies Center, see: http://www.smith.edu/world/calendar.php

Sophian Collecting Questions for Alumna Author Piper Kerman

The Sophian invites Smith students to submit their questions for its upcoming interview with author, activist and Smith alumna Piper Kerman. Ask her anything about her memoir, her activism, her fame, or the hit Netflix show her work inspired. Each student can submit up to three questions and submissions will be accepted until October 1 at noon at the following link: https://docs.google.com/a/smith.edu/forms/d/178pQN-dLW2PfEKXk1i52KzeVJ5eSVNWiJJud_srHEfA/viewform

Sean Dorsey Dance: 'The Secret History of Love' , Tuesday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m., John M. Green Hall

"The Secret History Of Love" is a dance that reveals the underground ways LGBT people managed to survive and find love in decades past, despite tremendous obstacles. 1920s speakeasies, wartime love affairs, police raids, and steamy underground cabarets explode onstage in this powerful work by transgender trailblazer Sean Dorsey.

Sean Dorsey Lecture: 'Dancing Transgender and Queer Histories' , Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

After his "trailblazing" performance in John M. Greene Hall on September 30, choreographer Sean Dorsey will discuss transgender issues and perspectives in contemporary dance. The lecture is free and open the public.

Learning and Development Workshops Underway for Fall

Human Resources' Fall 2014 Learning and Development program workshop series is underway. Walk and box, Oct. 1, or learn about the best retirement plan for you, Oct. 2. Securing your computer or personal devices are always a must, so check out this workshop, Oct. 3. If you are interested in other professional development, life enhancement, financial and managerial topics, visit http://www.smith.edu/hr/hrdev.php, to view full course listings, and to register for these and upcoming workshops.

'Opening to the Now: Accepting All that Arises in the Midst of Stress' , Tuesday, Sept. 30, 12:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Our everyday life is filled with indiscriminate moments, each colored by our perceptions of how things are "supposed to be." It is this "supposing" that gets us in trouble. In this Buddhist conversation we will explore how to transform our idea of what is stressful into the reality of just what is. The lunch talk will be led by Ryumon H. G. Baldoquin Sensei, a Zen priest, teacher, and Smith Community Religious Adviser. All are welcome.

Piper Kerman, Up Close and Personal , Thursday, Oct. 2, 4:30 p.m., John M. Green Hall

"Orange is the New Black" author Piper Kerman '92 will talking with book critic Bethanne Patrick '85 about her life, the Netflix series and Kerman's work on behalf of women inmates. Free Smith student tickets and $5 tickets for faculty, staff and the public are available in Campus Center 106, from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. while supplies last. Proceeds will be donated to the Women's Prison Association. Co-Sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries and SEC.

'The Vote' Film Screening and Discussion with Pankaj Rishi Kumar , Tuesday, Sept. 30, 5:15 p.m., Seelye 201

Filmmaker Pankaj Kumar screens his 2003 documentary "The Vote", an examination of the democratic process and its challenges in India, one of the world's largest democracies. Indian democracy was again in the news when the country went to the polls earlier this year. Questions and answers with the director follow the screening. Reception preceding the screening begins at 4:30 pm in Seelye 207. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Film Studies Program, the South Asia Concentration and the Smith College Lecture Committee.

Bike Kitchen Mechanics Workshop: Brakes , Tuesday, Sept. 30, 4 p.m., Bike Kitchen, Talbot Basement

Bike Kitchen is offering mechanics workshops for students interested in joining the org. This week's topic is: Intro to Braking Systems. Bring your own bike, or use one of Bike Kitchen's. No experience necessary. Email bikes@smith.edu with any questions.

Auditions: 'Time Stands Still' by Donald Margulies, Directed by Hannah Sachs ’16 , Sunday and Monday, Sept. 28 and 29, 7-10 p.m.

Sarah, a photojournalist addicted to life in conflict zones, and her partner James, a journalist craving normalcy, are forced to revaluate their relationship when Sarah returns home after being injured in a roadside blast. "Time Stands Still" is a funny, poignant and thought-provoking play that, according to the NY Times, "crackles with bright wit and intelligence." Callbacks on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 7-10 p.m. Television Studio, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts. Performances will be December 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Television Studio.

Hands-On Banner Finance Training , October 1 and 2

The Controller's Office is offering in-person, Banner Finance training sessions in Seelye Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2:30-4 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Hands-on training is not required for Banner Finance access, but we attempt to offer it at least one time during the semester for new users or users with recent changes in responsibilities. There is limited seating for these sessions. If you would like to attend, email ebritt@smith.edu no later than Tuesday, Sept. 30, to confirm a seat. Banner Finance Training materials are available any time at http://www.smith.edu/controller/bannerfinance.php

Efficient Reading and Note-taking: Lunch-Hour Workshop , Wednesday, Oct. 1, 12:15-1 p.m., Jacobson Center, Seelye 307

Learn how to manage reading and note-taking more effectively at this workshop led by Gail Thomas. Feel free to bring a grab-and-go lunch.

Open Meeting Pepper Hamilton Law Staff Survey on Sexual Misconduct , Wednesday, Oct. 1, 3-4 p.m., Lilly 206

Members of the Smith community are invited to meet with Attorneys Leslie Gomez and Gina Smith, members of the Pepper Hamilton law firm, as part of the college's broad assessment of campus policies and practices related to sexual misconduct.


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SEC Films Presents 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' , Friday & Saturday, Sept. 26 & 27, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

A concierge teams up with one of his employees to prove his innocence after he is framed for murder. Sponsored by the Smith Student Events Committee.

Sociologist Madonna Harrington Meyer to Discuss 'Grandmothers at Work' , Thursday, Sept. 25, 4 p.m., Seelye 106

Madonna Harrington Meyer will talk about Grandmothers at Work and her research on grandmothers juggling families and jobs. She is the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence, Professor, and Chair of Sociology at the Maxwell School of Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She is also a Faculty Associate at the Aging Studies Institute, and Senior Research Affiliate at the Center for Policy Research. She is an author, editor, co-author, and also is co-editor of the Baywood Series on Aging.

Animal Advocates of Smith Meet Mondays , 12:15 p.m., Dewey Hall 104

Animal Advocates of Smith College is an inclusive student organization raising awareness about animal rights through advocacy, community building, and non-confrontational outreach. General weekly meetings are relatively informal and generally involve a few bits of agenda and copious amounts of tea. Animal Advocates organizes leafleting and other outreach projects, bonding events, speakers, film screenings, trips to conferences, lectures, sanctuaries, and vegan potlucks, and more. More info: tinyurl.com/join-aasc Every Monday, 12:15pm, Dewey Hall 104.

Robert Seydel Panel Discussion and Reception , Monday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Curators of the Neilson Library exhibition "Robert Seydel: The Eye in Matter" will discuss Seydel's life and art. Seydel (1960-2011), writer and artist, taught at Hampshire College; his artwork combines collage, drawing, photography, and text. Reception to follow in Neilson Book Arts Gallery (3rd floor). For more information: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/info/news/rseydel

Stuart Fuchs aka 'Stukulele' in Concert , Saturday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Ukulele master Stu Fuchs makes a return engagement to Smith College after a successful, standing-room-only performance in 2013. On Sunday, September 28, 2014, from 10:00 - noon, he will also be teaching Uke Foundations 101: An All Levels Workshop, at Josten Library. If you don't have a ukulele, email josinfo@smith.edu, and we'll see what we can do.

Register For Massachusetts Clean Air Challenge Week , September 22-26

Each year, Massachusetts travelers strive to improve air quality by choosing more sustainable transportation options during the Massachusetts Clean Air Challenge. This year, Massachusetts challenges you to explore your commuting options and Shift Your Mode from September 22 to 26. Walk, bike, carpool, vanpool or take the public transit to work. Register at http://www.commute.com/cleanair

Sage Chamber Music Society: Strauss Piano Quartet , Sunday, Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

The first of three concerts celebrating the anniversary of C.P.E. Bach (300 years) and Richard Strauss (150 years). Come hear a sonata written collaboratively by J.S. and his son C.P.E. Bach, a selection of songs by R. Strauss and R. Strauss's rarely heard Piano Quartet. Liza Stepanova, piano; Laura Strickling, soprano; Joel Pitchon, violin; Ronald Carbone, viola; and Volcy Pelletier, cello. Free and open to the public. http://www.smith.edu/smitharts

Odd Jobs: Lacrosse Fundraising

The Smith Lacrosse team is fundraising for their program. If you need work done around the house, hire a player to get it done for you. Painting, cleaning, yard work, window washing, and more. $35 for two workers. For more information or to reserve your workers, call 413/585-4986 or email mwolford@smith.edu.

Global Books: 'Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944' , Thursday, Sept. 25, 4 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

The Lewis Global Studies Center presents Global Books: Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944. After Germany defeated France in June 1940, Jean Guehenno wrote in his diary, "I think of all our young people. It was cruel to see them leave for the war. But is it less cruel to force them to live in a country that has lost its honor?" David Ball, professor emeritus of French and comparative literature at Smith, will discuss his acclaimed translation and annotation of Guehenno's diary. More information, including information on additional events with global themes can be found at http://www.smith.edu/world/calendar.php.

Health Services Open on Mountain Day

On Mountain Day, whenever it falls in 2014, Health Services will operate at normal hours.

'Penelope's Craft: Finding Home in the 21st Century' , Thursday, Sept. 25, 5 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Corinne Pache, associate professor of classical studies at Trinity University, will examine the motif of Penelope's weaving (and unweaving) in the "Odyssey" and in recent rewritings of the poem, including Carol Ann Duffy's "Penelope" and Gail Holst-Warhaft's collection, "Penelope's Confession." Open to the public.

Heating Season Start-Up Begins , Monday, Sept. 22

Facilities Management will be turning on the steam to the campus starting September 22. The process of getting steam and heat to all buildings on campus takes approximately two weeks to complete. Thank you for your understanding through this time of transition.

Information Session on Tibetan Studies in India , Thursday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Campus Center 205

Apply to the Five College Tibetan Studies Program and spend J-Term at the Central University of Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, India. An additional information session will be held at Hampshire College, Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m., Franklin Patterson Hall No previous experience or prerequisites required. You must have a valid passport to apply. First-year students are not eligible to apply. Deadline to apply is Thursday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.smith.edu/philosophy/tibet.html or contact Constance Kassor at ckassor@smith.edu or 413/585-3429.

Open House: Tea with the Cutter Francophone Residential Community , Friday, Sept. 26, 4 p.m., Cutter House

All are welcome to learn more about living in Francophone housing and enjoy some special French treats.

Fall Career Fair , Friday, Sept. 26, 3:30-6 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Meet with recruiters from more than 40 corporate and non-profit organizations to discuss a broad range of internships, full-time jobs and graduate/professional school opportunities. The fair is free for students; No registration is required. Bring copies of your resume. Attire is business casual. For a list of participating employers and graduate programs, visit http://www.smith.edu/lazaruscenter/fairs_fall_participants.php.

Smith Soccer to Offer Youth Soccer Clinics This Fall Beginning , October 5

Smith College head soccer coach Mark Platts will be offering youth soccer clinics to area children, ages 5-13. The dates for the clinics are October 5, 12, 19 and 26, with each session running from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The cost for each session is $15, or $50 for all four sessions. To register, visit http://www.smithpioneers.com/soccerclinicregistration or visit the sidebar link on the right side of the Smith Soccer page on smithpioneers.com.

NOAA Internship Presentations Summer 2014 , Friday, Sept. 26, 12:15 p.m., McConnell B05

A presentation on marine ecology, Great Lakes conservation, and estuary ecosystem research and policy projects. Jessica Lillquist '15 will speak about her internship at NOAA's Pacific Services Center, Honolulu, Hawaii; Catherine Aguilar '15 will talk about her internship at NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab at Lake Michigan Field Station, Muskegon, Michigan; Katie Moshofsky '17 will present on her internship at NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA; and Florence MacGregor '15 talk about her internship at NOAA/Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, Wells, Maine. Lunch provided.

'1940s Women in Labor: Then and Now' , Saturday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m., Neilson Browsing Room

The Academy of Music will present a panel discussion, 1940s Women in Labor: Then and Now, as a pre-production event to their newly commissioned work, "Nobody's Girl," which will premiere October 17 and 18 at the historic venue. Panelists include Daniel Horowitz, Ivette Hernandez, Debra J'Anthony, and Dale Melcher, and will be facilitated by women's historian Jacqueline Castledine. For further information, contact Academy of Music executive director, Debra J'Anthony at djanthony@academyofmusictheatre.com, or 413/584-9032 ext. 102.

'(Epi)genomics of Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Targets to Mechanisms' , Monday, Sept. 29, 4 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Presented by James Stafford, Junior Fellow, Simons Society of Fellows, Postdoctoral Fellow, Reinberg Lab NYU Langone Medical Center. 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.

Applications for Student Advisory Committee, Lewis Global Studies Center, Due , Monday, Sept. 29

The student advisory committee for the Lewis Global Studies Center is a liaison between the center and the student body. The committee advises and supports the center by providing student feedback on programming initiatives, outreach and engagement, and awareness on global issues as they pertain to the mission of the center. To learn more, visit http://www.smith.edu/world/documents/G-SAC.info.2014.pdf To apply, visit this link and click "apply now": http://www.smith.edu/world/announcements.php

'Meditation in Context: From Ancient Buddhist Monastery to Modern Psychologist's Office' , Thursday, Sept. 25, 5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

A lecture by David McMahan, Professor of Religious Studies, Franklin and Marshall College. Buddhist meditation has become extremely popular in recent years, not just in traditional settings, but studied by neuroscientists and practiced as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Few people realize, however, that the mass mindfulness movement is a recent Burmese development. This is the first in the fall lecture series "Mindfulness: Burmese Roots and Mass(achusetts) Branches" hosted by the Smith College Buddhist Studies Concentration and Department of Religion. Support provided by the Smith College Lecture Committee and the Ada Howe Kent Fund.

Become a Smith College Gold Key Tour Guide, Applications Due , Friday, Sept. 26, 4 p.m.

Are you passionate about Smith? Do you want to share that passion with prospective students? Be the reason somebody chooses Smith by becoming a Smith College Gold Key Tour Guide. Gold Key Central Board invites anyone who has been on Smith's campus for at least one semester to apply. As a guide you will lead a weekly tour, host overnights, and help out with special events. Applications due by Friday September 26th at 4pm in the Admissions Office. Applications are now available online via the following link: https://docs.google.com/a/smith.edu/document/d/1vmiQPo_nnZr8TwB9cXqnasOvEL4r2mJfGUeJsYGSzIM/edit

Financing Life , Thursday, Sept. 25, Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

Life costs money. How will you pay for it all? Come to "Financing Life," our popular lunchtime workshop series that is open to everyone, not just students. It covers everything you need to know from how to budget to saving for a car, house or business. Finally understand how taxes work, the best way to pay off debt, how to choose a credit card and much more! Free lunch is provided for the first 70 attendees. Presented by Professor Randy Bartlett and brought to you by the Center for Women and Financial Independence at Smith. http://www.smith.edu/wfi

Smith Students' Aid Society Deadline for Fine Arts Supplies , Friday, Sept. 26

Applications with instructors' signatures must be turned into the Art Department Office. Decisions will be made before Friday, Oct. 3, and students will be notified about the status of their application by Monday, Oct. 6. Application guidelines and answers to frequently asked questions are available on our webpage: http://www.smith.edu/ssas/. Students should contact Anne White at awhite@smith.edu if they need any further assistance.

Health & STEM Professions Lunchbag: College of Pharmacy, Western New England University , Friday, Sept. 26, 12:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Smith alumna Bonnie Mannix ’06, director of pharmacy admissions and recruitment at Western New England College of Pharmacy, will speak about the admission requirements and provide information about their pharmacy and four-year professional programs. Pizza will be available for the first 25 people.

Upcoming Religious and Spiritual Life Activities

Friday, Sept. 26: Soup, Salad and Soul, a student-led discussion with a home-made vegetarian meal prepared by student cooks, 12:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge. Sunday, Sept. 28: Smith Soka Buddhist Club, 2 p.m., Bodman Lounge. Monday, Sept. 29: Buddhist Meditation Sitting Group for beginners and experienced practitioners, led by Ryumon H.C. Baldoquin, sensei, a Zen Buddhist priest and teacher, 5 p.m., Sanctuary. Contact Ryumon for an introductory session at temples@twostreamszen.org.

Join the Discussion on Justice, Identity and Social Change , Friday, Sept. 26, 2 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life launches a year-long initiative to continue the conversation started by "Putting Ferguson in Context(s)" and invite other conversations around social injustices. Justice, Identity, and Social Change aims to promote reflective discussions, resource-sharing, inspiration and further action steps with respect to social injustice. All are welcome. Refreshments served.

Informational Meeting: Study Abroad in Japan with AKP (Associated Kyoto Program) , Monday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m., Seelye 207

Learn more about the Associated Kyoto Program (AKP) and other programs in Japan. Japanese refreshments will be served. Professor Maki Hubbard is the Smith campus representative. Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Language and Literatures and the Office of the Provost.

Smith To Do: Safety Pin Jewelry Making , Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Smith To Do invites you to come make fantastic jewelry out of bare safety pins and to de-stress and bond with friends every Saturday night from 9-11pm. Amazing new beads, threads and bands in exciting new colors will be provided. Over 60,000 beads to choose from. You can personalize your jewelry with different decorative items and create your own Smith to do necklaces, bracelets, friendship bands, ear rings and much more. Free and open to all.

Unity Organizations' Fall Festival , Friday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Davis Ballroom

All are welcome to join ten of the Unity Organizations for a night of free food, music, and lots of fun. Come to meet all of the Unity Organizations and learn what we are all about. Each org will be providing free food that represents their heritage, catered from a restaurant.

SmiTHrift General Interest Meeting , Friday, Sept. 26, 2 p.m., WFI, Neilson Archway

SmiTHrift will be holding its general interest meeting as well as electing members to board positions. Available positions include secretary and publicity chair. Refreshments will be served.

'Why Local Food Matters' , Monday, Sept. 29, 2:30 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Andy Pressman, agricultural specialist at the National Association for Appropriate Technology, will discuss local food and issues surrounding its importance. A great lecture to attend if you are interested in the Sustainable Food Concentration. Free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

Application Deadline for 2015 Interterm Science Teaching Opportunities , Friday, Sept. 26

In January 2015, the Center for Science Outreach and the Life Science Centers of Smith will each offer a hands-on experiential learning opportunity for Smith students interested in exploring science teaching and helping our local schools enhance their science offerings. These two opportunities offer a good way to find out what teaching's like. Preliminary planning meetings during the fall are followed by a week of preparation and teaching during the week of January 12-16. There are ten positions in each program; participants receive a stipend. The application can be found at http://smith.edu/ccc/news.php and the application deadline is Friday, Sept. 26.

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