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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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February 7-13 February 14-20 February 21-27

Featured Event

Meritocracy, Technocracy, Democracy: Understandings of Racial and Gender Equity
February 11, 2013
in American Engineering Education," the first of two talks by Amy Slaton, Professor of History in the Department of History and Politics at Drexel University. Professor Slaton produces the blog STEMequity.com, which centers on equity in technical education and workforce issues. Pizza lunch provided. Sponsored by the Picker Engineering Program and the Five COllege Feminist Science and Technology Studies Initiative.
Ford Hall 240, Smith College
12:00 pm

The Civil Conflict in Algeria and Mali
February 13, 2013
The first in a series of Five-College faculty panels on understanding current conflict. A panel discussion with: Prof. Gregory White, Government Department, Smith College, and Abdelkader Berrahmoun, Lecturer in Arabic, Smith College. Sponsored by the Five-College Program in Peace and World Security Studies.
Neilson Library Browsing Room
7:30 pm

Events at Smith

Yestermorrow -info session
February 7, 2013
Learn about opportunities for Smith students to gain tangible skills designing and building a full scale piece of architecture. Program alumni Jenny Cavanaugh will talk about last year’s project with program director Jose Galarza. Free pizza provided!!! An RSVP is not required, but appreciated. Please reply to: jose@yestermorrow.org
Hillyer Hall 106
12:00 pm

Beyond the Bubble: Speaking Up in the World Workshop Panel
February 7, 2013
"Underrepresented Voices in the Media: Narratives of Speaking Up," will feature Judith Warner, Farai Chideya, and Rinku Sen.
Campus Center, Carroll Room
4:15 pm

Smith Community Garden meeting
February 7, 2013
Join us for the first meeting of the semester. We'll talk about garden planning for spring, summer plans (including an internship opportunity), and workshops that we want to put together this semester. There will be snacks. The meeting is open to anyone who is interested. Can't make it but want to participate next time? Email comgarden@smith.edu
Campus Center 003
7:00 pm

Medicinal Plants in the Landscape: Catalysts for Restoration
February 11, 2013
a lecture by Todd Lynch, Principal of Ecotropy (Landscape Design Studio) Haydenville, MA. 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

Argument and Political Action: Considering Environmental Ethics
February 7, 2013
with Chris Cuomo, University of Georgia. Part of the lecture series "Climate, Nature and the Frontiers of Ethics" organized by the Amherst College department of philosophy and funded by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science.
Paino Lecture Hall, Beneski Building, Amherst College
4:30 pm

Public Engagement in Biodiversity Governance: A Panel Discussion
February 8, 2013
This event has been cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather.

Impossible and Necessary: Crafting a Critical Scholarship of (Dis)ability
February 11, 2013
in Scientific Practice. The second of two talks by Amy Slaton, Professor of History in the Department of History and Politics at Drexel University. Her most recent book is "Race, Rigor, and Selectivity in U.S. Engineering: The History of an Occupational Color Line." Sponsored by the Picker Engineering Program and the Five COllege Feminist Science and Technology Studies Initiative.
Faculty Lounge, Franklin Patterson Hall, Hampshire College
5:30 pm

Featured Event

Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Indigenous Protest and Revitalization in the Northeast
February 18, 2013
Part of the Environmental Knowledge, Indigenous Knowledge, Local Knowledge Lecture Series. Come hear Lisa T. Brooks, Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Amherst College, and Author of “The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast” discuss how traditional ecological knowledge influenced and impacted the history of Native protests and revitalization in New England. How can a deeper understanding of indigenous histories help us understand the environmental and social justice issues we face today? Professor Brooks will explore historical examples of Native protest and revitalization from the tidal rivers of the Wabanaki coast to the inland trade route of Kwinitekw (the Connecticut River) in order to illustrate the deep roots that acts of environmental protest have in New England, while posing challenging questions for both Native and non-Native inhabitants today. Join us for a reception in CC 102 following the lecture.
Campus Center 103/104
4:30 pm

Events at Smith

Garden Festivals & Other Spaces: Art, Materials & Technology in Landscape Architecture
February 18, 2013
with Carolina Aragon, Artist; Visiting Lecturer Smith College Landscape Studies Program; Visiting Lecturer University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Landscape Architect and Regional Planner.
Wright Hall, Weinstein Auditorium
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Info session about jobs with U.S. PIRG and MassPIRG
February 19, 2013
February 20, 2013
More about MASSPIRG: We work in federation with U.S.PIRG, a nation-wide network of state-based public interest advocacy groups and this year we are hiring 100 graduating college students for our jobs here in Massachusetts and across the country. We work on a range of public interest issues, from protecting and improving public health to making college more affordable and working for more and better public transportation, including high-speed rail. Contact Lindsay Jakows, MASSPIRG Campus Organizer for more information. Lindsay@masspirgstudents.org or 602-989-3283
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Beyond the Bubble: Speaking Up in the World Follow-Up Writing Workshop
February 19, 2013
A follow-up writing workshop with local writer Heather Abel. She'll help participants keep going on the op-eds that they begin.
Campus Center, Room 103/104
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Bike Kitchen General Interest Meeting
February 20, 2013
The Smith College Bicycle Kitchen is holding a general interest meeting, for any interested future bike mechanics!! You do not need to have any prior experience with bikes, just an interest in learning! Bicycle Kitchen provides semester-long bike rentals to students on Smith campus, as well as Open Fix'n Hours twice a week for anyone who needs free mechanical assistance on their bike! The Bicycle Kitchen wants YOU to help us continue to provide cheap, sustainable transportation for Smith campus, as well as a maintain a safe space for Smithies to explore the wonderful world of bike mechanics!
Basement of Talbot House
2:30 pm

Meet Rally Day medalist and prominent zoologist and field biologist Kay Holecamp ('73)
February 20, 2013
Join us on February 20 for Kay's lecture "Effects of human disturbance on African carnivores" about her work studying spotted hyaenas in Africa for over 20 years. These animals have a complex social organization which allows for the study of gender roles in social systems. Stay after the talk for tea and conversation with Kay about conservation of carnivores, working in Africa, professional and career choices, and more. bring your questions! Tea and refreshments served.
McConnell Foyer / 103
4:00 pm

Events Off Campus

Hampshire CSA Winter Farmer's Market
February 14, 2013
Carrots, salad greens, cabbage, beets and much more for sale this Thursday! In front of the library, if you don't see it, check inside the library. Cash or check.
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Harold F. Johnson Library, Hampshire College
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

How a Grass Roots Organization Humbled the Army Corps of Engineers
February 14, 2013
with Sandy Rosenthal '79 (MHC), the founder of Levees.org, an environmental organization with a mission to educate on why the New Orleans region flooded so catastrophically after Hurricane Katrina.
Kendade Hall Room 305
4:30 pm

Beyond the Bubble: Speaking Up in the World Training
February 15, 2013
The OpEd Project will offer a training for students, staff and faculty from Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges. The OpEd Project is a group from NYC that aims to get the voices of women and underrepresented minorities into the mainstream media. The workshop will happen at Mount Holyoke, but we will provide free transportation, snacks and lunch. Students can apply at www.smith.edu/cwl/passport by February 8th.
Mount Holyoke
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Northampton Winter Farmer's Market
February 16, 2013
Local music, food, and your community.
Basement of Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main Street
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Featured Event

Field Station Friday!
February 22, 2013
Join us on one of our regular trips to Smith's Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station! Hike the trails, relax outside, or explore the newly opened environmental building. Space is limited. The van leaves from the annex road between Chapin House and the Campus Center at 12:30 p.m. Friday and returns from the MacLeish Field Station to Smith College at 4:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m.- depending on the day's participants. Sign up using the link below!
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MacLeish Field Station
12:30 pm

From the Poles to the Deep Ocean: Corals Living and Thriving in Cold Waters
February 25, 2013
As part of the Life Sciences Colloquium Series, Dr. Rhian Waller will come to speak on campus. Waller is an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center. The event is hosted by Paulette Peckol. Refreshments will be served.
McConnell 103
4:30 pm

Events at Smith

Bike Kitchen Spring Rentals
February 24, 2013
Bicycle Kitchen is starting spring bike rentals!! Rentals are $20 a semester, or 4 hours of work trade throughout the semester. Please come to the Bicycle Kitchen space on the designated days if you are interested!!
Basement of Talbot House
1:00 pm

Can Landscape Architecture Fuse Nature and Culture?
February 25, 2013
a talk by Jon Piasecki, Owner, Golden Bough Landscape Architecture, West Stockbridge, MA. This talk is part of the 2013 spring LSS 100 lecture series.
Wright Hall, Weinstein Auditorium
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Come Hear Rhian Waller Speak about the Darling Marine Center
February 26, 2013
The Darling Marine Center is the marine laboratory of the University of Maine in Walpole, Maine. Rhian Waller is the Assistant Research Professor at the University, and Education Coordinator for the Darling Marine Center. Learn about courses and research opportunities.
CEEDS, Wright Hall 005
12:00 pm

Leveraging Design
February 26, 2013
Bill Wilson, FAIA is a principal at Wilson Architects which designed the Life Science Laboratories 1&2 and is designing the Physical Sciences Building. His designs are guided by the understanding of human behavior and have a quality of remarkable openness with a sense of collaboration and collegiality."Designing for Occupants" is a 2-part lecture series brought to you by The Green Building Committee, a subcommittee of the Chancellor's Sustainability Committee (formerly EPAC).
Campus Reading Room
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Events Off Campus

Northampton Winter Farmer's Market
February 23, 2013
Local music, food, and your community.
Basement of Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main Street
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Swedish Polar Landscapes with Tyrone Martinsson,
February 25, 2013
Landscape photographer and researcher, guest artist scholar at Hampshire College. View his large-scale polar photographs.
Hampshire College, Main Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall
7:00 pm

The Conflict in Syria
February 27, 2013
Part of the Five-College faculty panels on understanding current conflict. A panel discussion with: Prof. Omar Dahi, School of Critical Social Inquiry, Hampshire College, and Prof. Mary Wilson, History Dept., UMass Amherst. Sponsored by the Five College Program in Peace & World Security Studies.
Franklin Patterson Hall, West Lecture Hall, Hampshire College
7:30 pm

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