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This calendar lists each week's notable events with a focus on sustainability and its economic, social and environmental components. To get your event added, contact Joanne Benkley, Assistant Director, CEEDS. To have information about your event or activity sent to all campus e-mail accounts, submit it to eDigest.

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Cider Pressing
January 26, 2013
Join us on a beautiful Fall day to experience the magic of turning apples into delicious fresh cider! Snack on cider donuts and enjoy a New England tradition. Bring your family! Sponsored by CEEDS.
side of Chapin House
9:30 am to 2:00 pm

Events at Smith

An Introduction to Landscape Studies
January 28, 2013
with Smith College LSS Professor Reid Bertone-Johnson. This talk is part of the 2013 spring LSS 100 lecture series.
Wright Hall, Weinstein Auditorium
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Events at Smith

Info session: Botanic Garden internships
January 29, 2013
Join us to find out about paid summer internships here on Smith campus and at Kew, in London; and the Smithsonian, in Washington DC. Pizza and drinks will be served.
Campus Center Room 102
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

The Chemist in the Garden: Origins of Natural Products
February 1, 2013
An exhibition of books from the Mortimer Rare Book Room in honor of Lale Burk upon her retirement from the Department of Chemistry. February 1- May 27. Curated by Signe Dahlberg-Wright, '14. More information: 585-2906
Ford Hall Strium

Part 1: Public Parks and Reassuring Landscape; Part 2: Oasis in the City
February 4, 2013
with Paula Deitz, editor of the Hudson Review and Susan Cohen, Landscape Architect, respectively. This talk is part of the 2013 spring LSS 100 lecture series.
Wright Hall, Weinstein Auditorium
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Events Off Campus

The Frontiers of Ethics-
January 30, 2013
a lecture by Dale Jamieson of New York University. This event is one in the series "Climate, Nature and the Frontiers of Ethics" funded by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science and sponsored by The Department of Philosophy at Amherst College.
Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115, Amherst College
4:30 pm

Exhibit: James Welling-Open Spave
January 31, 2013
This event starts on January 31 and ends May 3. The University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass Amherst is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artist James Welling. This exhibition will focus on the photographer’s work in New England from 1970 to 2010. Included are Welling’s earliest experiments in photography, video, and watercolor, all harking back to his formative years in Connecticut. The exhibition concludes with his remarkable Glass House series (2006 – 2010). This architectural landmark by Philip Johnson in New Canaan, CT, became a laboratory for Welling’s ideas about transparency, reflectivity, and color. His recent videos, taken at the Glass House at different seasons of the year, will also be premiered in this exhibition. January 31, 2013—May 3, 2013, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm. February 2, 2013—May 5, 2013, Sun/Mon/Sat 2:00 pm-5:00 pmThis event does not occur on: February 18, March 16 to March 24, and April 15. Admission is free.
University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMass Amherst Campus

CISA Farmer Panel: Looking Forward, Looking back
January 31, 2013
Changing Agriculture in the Pioneer Valley. What has the "local food movement" actually meant for farmers in the Pioneer Valley? As CISA enters its 20th anniversary year, we are looking back on how farming in the Valley has changed over the last generation, and how farmers have led and adapted to those changes. Local farmers Michael Docter of Winter Moon Farm, Nancy Hanson of the Hampshire College Farm Center, Nate L'Etoile of Four Star Farms, and Carolyn Wheeler of Wheel-View Farm will share their stories and talk about how their businesses have changed over the years, and what they see as the biggest opportunities and challenges facing them in the years to come. This panel discussion and the reception to follow are free and open to the public. CSA farmers will also be on hand during the reception to discuss their farms and share options.
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Northampton Center for the Arts
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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