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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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August 28- Sep 3 September 4-10 September 11-17

Events Off Campus

Exhibition: Post-oil City - The History Of The Urban Future
September 1, 2013
An Exhibition presented by UMass Amherst Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning. Curated by the Institute for Cultural Relations with support from Goethe Institut Boston
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Gateway City Arts, 92-114 Race Street, Holyoke, MA

Seminar: Solutions to the Demise of the North American Prairie
September 1, 2013
with W. Carter Johnson, distinguished professor of ecology at South Dakota State University-Brookings. Renowned writer William Least Heat Moon described the American prairie as “the center of our national identity.” Shockingly, what little that remains of the tall grass prairie now is being plowed up to plant more corn and soybeans in response to record grain prices. This seminar documents the highs and lows of ecological farming by examining the challenges of grassland restoration and the search for new income streams to make prairie farming sustainable and attractive to producers.
Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather, Amherst College
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Exhibition: Women and Food Project
September 3, 2013
September 3rd -30th. The photographic exhibit, by Sarah Plantanitis, features a dozen women, the majority from Western Massachusetts. Participants range from distinguished chefs, urban gardeners and cookbook publicists to comfort food makers and chocolatiers. Opening reception Saturday, September 14, 5-8 p.m.
Easthampton City Arts + Gallery, 43 Main Street Easthampton
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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Field Station Fridays!
September 6, 2013
Join us for an introductory guided tour of 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 with the link below.
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Annex Road by Chapin House
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Events at Smith

Lecture: Restoring the Everglades: Is it possible?
September 9, 2013
Join us for the first speaker in the ENV100 Notes from the Field Lecture Series. Paul Wetzel will introduce the series and give a lecture titled Restoring the Everglades: Is it possible? This is free and open to the public.
McConnell 103
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Events Off Campus

Film screening and discussion: Genetic Roulette
September 6, 2013
Learn about GMOs and labeling legislation efforts. Film followed by discussion with Representative Ellen Story and Q&A session. Co-sponsored by NOFA, MA Right to Know GMOs, and Hampshire College. Free and open to the public.
Hampshire College Franklin Patterson Hall
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Featured Event

Field Station Fridays!
September 13, 2013
Join us for an introductory guided tour of 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 with the link below.
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Annex Road by Chapin House
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Celebrate Mountain Day with CEEDS!
September 17, 2013
No, we don't know when Mountain Day will be, but when it is called we want you to celebrate with us! There are 2 ways to do so. You can: Explore the MacLeish Field Station (Come to the MFS and take a hike, explore the new building, pick apples, relax in our swing and much more. Cider and donuts willn be available from 10 a.m. until we run out) or join our farm and field bike ride (Leaves Chapin Lawn at 9 a.m., the group will ride to the MFS, break for cider and donuts then ride on to Quonquont Farm and back to campus through the farms of Hatfield. The ride is a hilly 35 miles, and it not for beginners, though there are turn off points for those who don't want to go the whole way.) Contact Sara Kirk with questions at x3352.
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MacLeish Field Station or on your bike!

Events at Smith

Pizza+ice cream= Lunch
September 12, 2013
An introduction to the Spinelli center for Quantitative Learning with Catherine McCune, director. Come find out what the center can do for you! Register online www.smith.edu/passport
Neilson Library, second floor
12:00 pm

Student Involvement Fair
September 13, 2013
Learn about Smith's wide array of clubs and organizations, and think how you might want to get involved!
Chapin Lawn
11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Lecture: Land Use Planning, Smart Growth, and Vibrant Downtowns
September 16, 2013
Join us for the second speaker in the ENV100: Notes from the Field Lecture Series with speaker Danielle McKann from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. Free and open to the public.
McConnell 103
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Events Off Campus

UMass Amherst: Daniel Brook speaks about his book, A History of Future Cities
September 12, 2013
Daniel Brook is a journalist whose work has appeared in publications including Harper's, The Nation, and Slate, and the author of The Trap: Selling Out to Stay Afloat in Winner-Take-All America. To research A History of Future Cities, Brook lived for a month each in St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai and conducted archival research on a semester-long fellowship at the Library of Congress.
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UMASS Amherst, Procopio Room, 105 Hills North.
5:30 pm

Exhibition: Women and Food Project
September 14, 2013
September 3rd -30th. The photographic exhibit, by Sarah Plantanitis, features a dozen women, the majority from Western Massachusetts. Participants range from distinguished chefs, urban gardeners and cookbook publicists to comfort food makers and chocolatiers. Opening reception Saturday, September 14, 5-8 p.m.
Easthampton City Arts + Gallery, 43 Main Street Easthampton
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Exhibition: Post-oil City - The History Of The Urban Future
September 15, 2013
An Exhibition presented by UMass Amherst Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning. Curated by the Institute for Cultural Relations with support from Goethe Institut Boston
More...
Gateway City Arts, 92-114 Race Street, Holyoke, MA

Seminar: Solutions to the Demise of the North American Prairie
September 17, 2013
with W. Carter Johnson, distinguished Professor of ecology, South Dakota State University-Brookings. Renowned writer William Least Heat Moon described the American prairie as “the center of our national identity.” Shockingly, what little that remains of the tall grass prairie now is being plowed up to plant more corn and soybeans in response to record grain prices. This seminar documents the highs and lows of ecological farming by examining the challenges of grassland restoration and the search for new income streams to make prairie farming sustainable and attractive to producers.
Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather, Amherst College
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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