News for the Smith College Community //April 5, 2001
Outstanding Leaders to Join Seniors
In a little more than a month, at this year's Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 20, some 650 new Smith graduates will be joined by six people who have established themselves as leaders and visionaries in their respective fields. Five of them will receive honorary degrees from Smith. They are Wendy Kopp, Diana S. Natalicio, Vera Cooper Rubin, Donna Shalala and Cornel West. The other, novelist Toni Morrison, will deliver the commencement address.
The Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University, Morrison is the author of several bestselling novels, including Beloved, The Bluest Eye, Tar Baby, Jazz and Sula. She has also received numerous awards, including the National Book Critics Award in 1978 for her novel Song of Solomon and the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Beloved. In 1993 she was the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature and this year received the National Humanites Medal.
Morrison, who was a senior editor at
Random House for 20 years, earned degrees from Howard and Cornell
universities and has taught at Yale and Rutgers universities,
Bard College and the State University of New York. She has received
honorary degrees from Harvard, Yale, Georgetown, Columbia and
Brown universities; the universities of Pennsylvania and Michigan;
and Université Paris 7-Denis Diderot. A founding member
of the Académie Universalle des Culture, Morrison is also
a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters,
the American Philosophical Society, and the Africa Watch and
Helsinki Watch committees on Human Rights.
Since its founding in 1989, Teach for America has placed more than four thousand of some of the country's strongest college graduates in teaching positions in schools from south central Los Angeles to the South Bronx. Her program, sometimes referred to as a "domestic Peace Corps," has benefited an estimated 1 million children from 13 troubled school districts across the country.
Diana S. Natalicio, president of the University of Texas at El Paso, serves on President George W. Bush's Education Transition Advisory Team and the Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, and was appointed by former President Bill Clinton to the National Science Board and the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. She also serves on the NASA Advisory Council and the U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange, and holds numerous board memberships. A former chair of the board of the American Association for Higher Education, Natalicio was the recipient of the 1997 Harold W. McGraw, Jr., Prize in Education, and in 1999 was inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame. She completed her undergraduate studies in Spanish at St. Louis University and earned a master's in Portuguese and a doctorate in linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin.
Vera Cooper Rubin, senior astronomer at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution in Washington, is credited with contributing to an alteration of the way astronomers regard the universe. Through her research on the rotation of spiral galaxies, she proved the existence of "dark matter" or nonluminous mass, which accounts for the 90 percent of the universe that humans cannot see. During the past decade, research into the unknown makeup of dark matter has become one of astronomy's highest priorities.
A member of the National Academy of
Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Rubin
actively encourages women and minorities to enter science fields.
Donna Shalala is president of the University of Miami. In her former position as United States secretary for health and human services under President Clinton, she implemented sweeping welfare reform legislation that set strict time limits and work requirements for recipients. She also instituted a new program that provides health insurance for children in working poor families. While overseeing 61,000 employees in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and all welfare, child care and child welfare programs, Shalala worked to combat fraud in Medicare and extend the program's long-term solvency. She also helped build support for a patients' bill of rights and attempted to implement tobacco legislation that would have raised taxes and set new restrictions on marketing.
Shalala, who served as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin at Madison before joining Clinton's cabinet, received degrees from Western College for Women and Syracuse University. She was the longest-serving human services secretary.
Cornel West, the Alphonse Fletcher,
Jr., University Professor and professor of Afro-American studies
and of the philosophy of religion at Harvard University, is the
author of 13 books, with several groundbreaking volumes among
them, including Race Matters, Keeping Faith: Philosophy and Race
in America, the two-volume Beyond Eurocentrism and Multiculturalism,
and Restoring Hope: Conversations on the Future of Black America.
West, who has become a preeminent international voice on cultural
and social theory and philosophy, completed his undergraduate
studies at Harvard before earning his master's and doctoral degrees
from Princeton University. He served as professor of religion
and director of the Afro-American studies department at Princeton
before joining the Harvard faculty in 1994.
Gift Spurs Plans for New Building
Planning for a new, state-of-the-art teaching and research building for the Picker Program in Engineering and Technology will begin soon, thanks in part to a $10 million grant from the Ford Motor Company.
Ford CEO and president Jacques Nasser visited Smith on March 29 to formally present t -- to President Ruth Simmons, college trustees and faculty. The contribution continues a commitment by Ford Motor Company to advance opportunities for women in engineering.
The gift will underwrite a significant portion of the cost of the new building. A year-long planning process for the Ford building is expected to start immediately.
The gift brings Ford's financial commitment to Smith's engineering program to $12.5 million. A previous gift of $2.5 million, awarded last summer, continues to support academic program development, outreach, recruitment and scholarships for Smith engineering students.
"Ford's commitment to our new program has been decisive and pivotal," noted Simmons. "We are grateful for their interest and support which, from the outset, has enabled us to envision engineering education that will not only benefit our own stu-dents but could serve as a model for bringing women into engineering."
Nasser said, "Ford Motor Company has made this commitment to Smith as a model for bringing women and minorities into the engineering field and into the workforce. We know that diversity of genders, races, nationalities and beliefs is a great competitive advantage. We can't get to where we want to go without women as leaders."
Established in 1999, the Picker Program focuses on developing broadly educated, well-rounded engineers capable of assuming leadership roles in corporations, nonprofit organizations and technology-related fields. The program's unprecedented linkage of engineering education and the liberal arts is designed to attract women not only strong in scientific and technical aptitude but also capable of exceptional creativity and humanistic understanding. In keeping with the Picker Program's approach to engineering as a bridge linking different areas of knowledge, the new building will attempt to incorporate some space for the arts and humanities as well as engineering.
"One of the reasons our program is proving attractive to women students and, by extension, to leading corporations, is because we are committed to a deliberate integration of engineering and the liberal arts," explained Domenico Grasso, director of the Picker program.
The first class of engineering students entered Smith last fall and is expected to graduate in 2004. They will earn bachelor's degrees in engineering science, enabling them to specialize in a range of technical fields.
More information about Smith's engineering program is available at https://www.smith.edu/engin.
Could You Put That in a Sentence?
Have you ever wanted to hear
Your dream might come true on Wednesday, April 11, as master spellers gather for the first Northampton Spelling Bee for adults, at 6:30 p.m. at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Florence. Among the competitors will be at least four teams made up of Smith personnel. Three will be sponsored by the Smith College Staff Council.
The Northampton Spelling Bee is hosted by the Northampton Education Foundation (NEF), a nonprofit public charity that has contributed more than $100,000 to Northampton public schools. Through their sponsorships, each three-person team in the spelling bee will raise funds for NEF. Other teams include staff from the Daily Hampshire Gazette and from Forbes Library, as well as some family teams. All will compete for the vaunted title of Northampton Spelling Champion.
When the Northampton Spelling Bee was announced, Patty Kimura, human resources assistant and chair of Staff Council, formed an ad hoc committee to support the council's participation and solicit volunteer spellers at Smith. "We really weren't sure what sort of response we'd get, but it turned out to be overwhelming," Kimura says. "You wouldn't believe all the former fourth-grade spelling bee champions who now work at Smith."
Nine staff members have been assigned to the three Staff Council teams; and each team has two alternate members. According to Kimura, it wasn't outstanding spelling that determined the teams' membership, but rather an effort to reflect a mix of administrative, administrative support and service staff. The Staff Council teams, which sport the names "Smithesaurus Rex," "Spell Checkers" and "Daunting Dragons," include members from advancement, RADS, theatre, ITS, Jacobson Center, Physical Plant and the Campus School.
Meanwhile, a Smith libraries team was organized by Nanci Young, college archivist. And there may be other teams on campus, according to Kimura. "There's a fierce rumor that a faculty team also has been organized," she says. "But nobody's talking and we just can't confirm it."
In preparation for the event, the Staff Council teams have practiced with the libraries team ("some serious spellers," Kimura attests). Another practice session will simulate the actual event, in which teams will have 25 seconds to write out a designated word on a white board. Contest rules allow each team to miss one word without being disqualified. Upon a second misspelling, however, a team will be eliminated.
The Northampton Spelling Bee presents a good opportunity to bring diverse staff groups at Smith together in a community activity, says Kimura. "The spelling bee appeals to the Staff Council goals, in large part, because it is a group process. Our teams bring together individuals who wouldn't normally know each other despite all being Smith employees. Our teams are diverse by race, gender, area of campus, years of service, type of job, previous spelling ability and personality. We hope other members of the Smith community will come root for our teams, even if they don't yet know the staff members on them."
While Kimura admits she'd be delighted if one of the Staff Council teams won the spelling bee, she's happy just to see the teams form. "The Staff Council wants to open up the ways people see each other as human beings. Because when we see each other as human beings, our lives at work improve and our work improves." That said, Kimura is off to prepare for her official role at the Northampton Spelling Bee. Having helped coach the teams in spelling words like farinaceous, ("The hardest part is when they ask, 'Can you use that in a sentence?'" she says), she'll now root for them on April 11 as the official Staff Council team cheerleader.
Computers You Can Talk and Listen To
Smith's computer labs, also known as student resource centers, are hubs of student activity day and night. And because working quietly is the law of the lab, the dominant sound in these rooms is the steady clicking of keystrokes, as students compose e-mail messages, surf the Net and -- occasionally -p repare papers.
But in one campus lab, silence is not golden.
In the Adaptive Technology Lab (ATL), talk, in fact, is essential. There, a high-end PC reads aloud to visually impaired students. The PC also "listens" as students dictate, then it transcribes the words.
Opened in 1999, the ATL reflects Smith's commitment to ensuring equal access for all students, staff and faculty with disabilities. The lab, located in Neilson Library B51, is budgeted through the Office of Disability Services; Lisa DeCarolis, student services coordinator for ITS, oversees it. "I regard it as my baby, but its success is a testament to the superiority of the software," she says. "I find it incredibly gratifying to see technology doing such good for people. In very immediate ways, this technology enhances people's lives."
When designing the lab, Laura Rauscher, disability services director, worked with consultants from Springfield Technical Community College's Project Impact. After evaluating the needs of the Smith community and exploring the existing technology, Rauscher equipped the lab with state-of-the-art reading and voice-recognition programs, as well as a screen magnifier, nonvisual Web reader, speech synthesizer and a braille printer.
One of the lab's most frequently used software packages is the Kurzweil 3000, a program that reads scanned or electronic text aloud. The program serves the visually impaired as well as persons with attention deficit disorder who benefit from being engaged visually and aurally. The ATL also offers Kurzweil 1000, a program that reads text but does not offer accompanying visuals. This version of the reading program assists people who are blind or have severe visual impairments.
Another heavily used program is Dragon Naturally Speaking, a voice-recognition software that works with Microsoft Word to allow users to "type" with their voices. Each user completes a training period during which the program learns and stores the person's voice pattern.
Rauscher notes that the ATL augments some of the services that her office provides, such as books on tape and readers. "The goal of all our services is to help people with disabilities become more independent," she says. "Programs such as the Kurzweil 3000 help make print materials more accessible."
In addition to the ATL, a scan station is available in the Disability Services Office. And DeCarolis has set up two read-only stations in Seeyle, one in the Quad, and one in Washburn. She and Rauscher hope to encourage more students to use the software, as it can also benefit those with temporary disabilities, such as a broken wrist, or with chronic problems, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
According to Rauscher, use of the ATL and adaptive technology is increasing now that incoming students who are registered with disability services receive lab training as part of their orientation and as more returning students are being trained on the software. Rauscher welcomes members of the Smith community who think they might benefit from the resources of the ATL -- even on a temporary basis -- to contact her. "If someone has a question, it never hurts to have a conversation. This is an ongoing, open invitation," she says.
Rauscher points out that programs such as voice recognition software, originally developed for the disabled, are now making their way into corporate America as well. In the process, she says, people become aware of different ways of doing things. "Society needs to recognize different methods of learning, not to mention living. Disability Services is here at Smith to support those differences."
The Group That Prays, Sings, Jogs Together
By Eunnie Park '01
Every morning during a bitter cold week in February, members of Dayspring, a Christian a cappella group at Smith, jogged through campus together. While jogging, they meditated and prayed for the well-being of Smith students and the college.
The exercise was for their observance of Unity and Discipline week. But it also helped the singers prepare spiritually and physically for their performance at a gospel jam at Cornell University on March 30, where they sang for the first time before an audience of nearly a thousand people.
The February morning jog was a typical activity for members of Dayspring. They often hold organized Bible study meetings together, go on retreats, and plan other gatherings just to "hang out and pray" as part of a group, says Christine Kinker '03, a Dayspring member.
Dayspring was first formed by a small group of Christian Smith students 10 years ago, but has not been active on campus for the past four years. Dayspring was rechartered this year, thanks to the efforts of Shirley Ku '03 and a few other members. The group has grown from four members to nine and has been practicing and performing on campus. Last semester the group held an a cappella jam at Smith with groups from Vassar College and New York University. This semester, in addition to its performance at Cornell's gospel jam, Dayspring will sing at a senior banquet for Amherst Koinonia Church, says group member Hyo Jung Jung '03.
Because this is a relatively young group that had "died out" in the past, Grace Kim '02 says that Dayspring's focus for now is simply "to keep the group alive." In addition to regular practices, "We do a lot of character building, training and disciplining," says Jung, who is the pitch for Dayspring.
While working to keep their group strong and unified, the members pray for Smith's future and stability, says Jung. "We want to be affiliated with the school not by word but by our actions. We pray for Smith's future and stability."
Adds Kinker: "We're praying for
Smith. We sing out to show our love for God. We're not trying
to evangelize; we're trying to show our faith -- and make it
easier for us to sing in front of other people."
Sources of further information, if any, are indicated in parentheses. Notices should be submitted by mail, by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) or by fax (extension 2171).
"Paradise Gate" on Burton
Trees Coming Down
Squash Team Clinic
Faculty & Staff
Advertising Student Jobs
Adopt A Planter
SGA Elections Table
Cycles Survey Reminder
Leanna Brown '56 Fellowship
Registration for Fall 2001
Students' Aid Society
Sources of further information, if any, are shown in parentheses at the end of event descriptions. An asterisk following a listing indicates that the event is open to the public. Admission charges, if any, are listed when known. Items for this section must be submitted on Event Service Request Forms.
Monday, April 9
Lecture "International Dimensions of Civil Engineering." Henry Michel, president emeritus of Parsons-Brinckerhoff. Part of the Executive Access Series, hosted by the Picker Engineering Program. 4 p.m., Seelye 106*
Biological Sciences Colloquium "The Evolution of Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance in Diarrheal Diseases." Paul Ewald, biology department, Amherst College. Reception precedes lecture. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05
Chaired Professor Lecture "Shifting Paradigms: Jesus, Paul and Judaism." Karl P. Donfried, Elizabeth A. Woodson 1922 Professor of Religion. Reception follows. 4:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*
Panel "Women Theatre Artists as Citizens of the World," with Alice Tuan, playwright; Alva Rogers, playwright; Mary Pottenger, playwright/performer; Deborah Lubar, playwright/performer; and Sonoko Kawahara, director. Moderated by Andrea Hairston, theatre professor, playwright, and artistic director of Chrysalis Theatre. The artists will use theatre to explore social and political issues and to create vivid and diverse female characters while presenting short samples of their work and discussing their lives and visions. Sponsors: theatre and women's studies departments; Lecture committee; Office of Institutional Diversity; Threshold Foundation; LEF Foundation; and The Fund for Women Artists. For more information, call The Fund for Women Artists, 585-5968. 7:30 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*
Workshop Are you interested in summer internships related to the environment? Come learn how to find and apply for internships that match your interests, and get information on how to qualify for a $2,000 stipend from the Praxis Summer Internship Fund. Refreshments served. Sponsors: CDO; Environmental Science and Policy Program. 4:15 p.m., Seelye 207
Meeting Amnesty International 4:30 p.m., Chapin house
Keystone Meeting and Bible study. Come praise and pray. 7 p.m., Lamont
Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis Ballroom
Tuesday, April 10
Literature at Lunch Ellen Watson, English language and literature, will read poems by James Wright (1927-1980). Bring lunch; drinks provided. 12:15 p.m., Dewey common room
Lecture "Cartesian Flânerie and the Prospect of Modernity." Jean-Vincent Blanchard, Swarthmore College. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 207
Lecture "Compassion in Tibetan Buddhism." Geshe Lobsang Tsetan, Tibetan Buddhist Lama. Sponsors: East Asian Studies; Kent Program of the religion department. 7 p.m., Wright common room*
Lecture "Primitive Ways in an Accelerated World." Patrick Dougherty, visiting sculptor, will discuss the impact of his work and its role in contemporary society. Reception follows. 7:30 p.m., McConnell Auditorium*
Weight Watchers at Work All welcome. 1 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*
Praxis Information Meeting for sophomores and juniors. Applications, instructions, and guidelines will be presented on how you can get a Praxis stipend of $2,000 to help with expenses related to a summer internship. 4:45 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room
Information session Are you preparing a portfolio for graduate study in architecture or landscape design? Bring any and all questions to this session with Gretchen Schneider '92, M.Arch. All majors welcome. 7 p.m., CDO
SGA Senate meeting Open forum. All students welcome. 7:15 p.m., Seelye 201
Workshop L'Atelier, a theatre workshop conducted in French by Florent Masse. 7:30 p.m., Mendenhall CPA, T-209
Lenten Reconciliation Mass Service with Frs. Stephen Ross, OCD, and Leo Hoar. 5 p.m., chapel
Meeting Newman Association.
Language lunch table German. 12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room B
Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis Ballroom
CDO Open Hours for library research and browsing. Peer advisers available. 79 p.m., CDO
Wednesday, April 11
Round Table Discussion on migration and displacement, focusing on identity. Part of "Journeys of Discovery, Journeys of Rebirth: Migration and Displacement in Africa and the Diaspora," in celebration of African and Caribbean Awareness Week. Sponsor: SASA. 5:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*
Lecture Layli Miller-Bashir, author of Do They Hear You When You Cry?, will speak on female genital mutilation in Africa. Sponsor: Baha'i Club. 7:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*
Lecture Steve Lehman, photojournalist and author of The Tibetans: A Struggle to Survive, will present a multimedia lecture on the sociopolitical situation in Tibet. 7:30 p.m., McConnell Auditorium*
Meeting Baha'i Club. 2:30 p.m., Wright common room
Meeting MassPIRG. 7 p.m., Seelye 101
Green Tara Meditation with Geshe Lobsang Tsetan, Tibetan Buddhist Lama. Sponsor: East Asian Studies; Kent Program of the religion department. 4:15-5 p.m., Wright common room
Buddhist service and discussion. 7:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, chapel
ECC Bible study Bring questions, frustrations and curiosities. 10 p.m., Bodman Lounge, chapel
Classics lunch Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C
Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis Ballroom
Softball vs. Brandeis. 4:30 p.m., athletic fields*
Gaming night with the Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society, a time for gamers to gather and play rpgs, eegs and anything else of interest. Probable games include D&D, Magic, The Gathering and Lunch Money. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 208.
Thursday, April 12
Poetry Reading Distinguished poet and translator David Ferry will read his poems and translations of Horace, Virgil and the Gilgamesh epic. Booksigning follows. 4:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*
Lecture "Tibet and Human Rights." Lobsang Sangay, Tibetan scholar and lawyer, Harvard Law School. Reception precedes lecture at 4:15 p.m. in Seelye 207. 5 p.m., Seelye 201*
Lecture "The Wermacht, German Society, and the Knowledge of the Extermination of the Jews." Saul Friedlander, historian and 1939 Club Chair in Holocaust Studies, UCLA. Sponsors: Jewish Studies Program; history and German departments. 8 p.m., Seelye 106*
Senior Recital Christina Lee, viola. Works by Hummel, Bach, Bruch, Schumann, and an original composition for string quartet. With Grant Moss, piano; Hannah Freed-Thall '02J and Polina Dimova '01J, violins; Rebecca Green '01, cello; and Jennifer Kim '04, piano. 7:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*
Meeting Smith TV. 7 p.m., Media Services Center, Alumnae gym
Holy Thursday Mass and installation of Eucharistic ministers. Fr. Peter E. Fink, SJ, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, celebrant, and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. Dinner follows in Bodman Lounge. 5:15 p.m., chapel
Intervarsity prayer meeting 7-10 p.m., Bodman Lounge, chapel
Maundy Thursday Service Ecumenical Christian Church. Holy communion and foot washing. All welcome. 10 p.m., Bodman Lounge, chapel*
Language lunch tables Korean, Russian. 12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room (alternate weekly)
Acoustic coffeehouse with Jenifer Jackson, a performer whose music is as passionate as it is soulful. Presented by Jittery's Live. 8-10 p.m., Jittery's, Davis*
Junior class coffeehouse and stress reliever. 8:30-10:30 p.m., Gamut
Friday, April 13
Good Friday Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion. Fr. Peter E. Fink, SJ, and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. 5:15 p.m., chapel
Shabbat Services Visiting cantor Catherine Madsen of the Jewish community of Amherst will lead services with singing and commentary. Dinner follows in the Kosher kitchen, Dawes. After dinner, Madsen will speak about her "Journey to Judaism" and share some songs. 5:30 p.m., Dewey common room.
Stations of the Cross followed by Good Friday service in Bodman Lounge. 9 p.m., chapel sanctuary
Softball vs. WPI (2). 3 p.m., athletic fields*
Café Afrique African and Caribbean teas, coffees, and cakes. Part of "Journeys of Discovery, Journeys of Rebirth: Migration and Displacement in Africa and the Diaspora," in celebration of African and Caribbean Awareness Week. Sponsor: SASA. 4-6 p.m., Alumnae House
LBTA Dance Come as your favorite celebrity. Tickets: $3; $2 per couple. 9 p.m., Davis Ballroom
Saturday, April 14
Africa Day Cultural Show including poetry, dance, skits and a fashion show. Part of "Journeys of Discovery, Journeys of Rebirth: Migration and Displacement in Africa and the Diaspora," in celebration of African and Caribbean Awareness Week. Tickets: $3. Sponsor: SASA. 7:30-9:30 p.m., John M. Greene Hall*
Senior Recital Nina Moe, mezzo soprano, will perform works by Fauré, Vivaldi, Berg, and the premiere of a song set written for Moe by Clifton J. Noble, Jr. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*
Lacrosse vs. Wellesley. 1 p.m., athletic fields*
Tennis vs. Bowdoin. 2 p.m., outdoor tennis courts*
Africa Day Dinner Variety of delicious foods from Africa. Part of "Journeys of Discovery, Journeys of Rebirth: Migration and Displacement in Africa and the Diaspora," in celebration of African and Caribbean Awareness Week. Tickets, $4. Sponsor: SASA. 4:30-6:30 p.m., Davis Ballroom*
Africa Day party Come gyrate to the beats of Africa and the African diaspora, including soukous, calypso, zouk, R&B, reggae and hip-hop. Part of "Journeys of Discovery, Journeys of Rebirth: Migration and Displacement in Africa and the Diaspora," in celebration of African and Caribbean Awareness Week. Tickets, $3. Sponsor: SASA. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Mwangi Cultural Center*
Sunday, April 15
Meeting Gaia, for students interested in the environment. 5:45 p.m., Chapin
Meeting Feminists of
Easter Sunday Mass Fr. Peter E. Fink, SJ. Followed by an Easter brunch at the home of Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. 9 a.m., chapel
Easter Sunday Festival Service Celebration and Holy Communion with the Rev. Leon Tilson Burrows preaching. Music provided by a local brass choir and student soloists. Followed by Easter dinner in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 10:30 a.m., chapel*
Quaker (Friends) meeting for worship. Preceded by informal discussion at 9:30 a.m. All welcome, childcare available. 11 a.m., Bass 203, 204*
Discussion with Baha'i Club. Deepening of the Baha'i writings. 4 p.m., Dewey common room*
Christian Prayer Meeting Smith Christian Fellowship. 6 p.m., Wright common room
Intervarsity Prayer Meeting 9-10 p.m., chapel
"Paradise Gate," a work-in-progress. During three weeks beginning April 1, North Carolina sculptor Patrick Dougherty will construct a site-specific architectural sculpture that will remain on campus all year. Sponsors: Smith College Museum of Art; Botanic Garden. Burton Lawn (behind Neilson Library)*
"Reflections on Paradise Gate," a display of student art work and photos of installations by "Paradise Gate" artist Patrick Dougherty. April 9 through 22. McConnell foyer.
"The Strongest of Bonds: William Allan Neilson, Internationalism and Exiles at Smith College." Neilson Library, third floor
"Decorative Design: Publishers' Cloth Bindings in the Finison Collection at Smith College," a display of 19th- and early 20th-century American decorated bookbindings that illustrate the stylistic developments of book design for that period. Leading book design historian Sue Allen will give a related talk on April 18. For more information, call ext. 2906. Through Tuesday, May 29. Mortimer Rare Book Room, Neilson Library*
"Caribbean Crosscurrent: A Photo Exhibit of Latina Cultural and Religious Celebrations" by Puerto Rican artist Pablo Delano. Through May 30. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends, 1-4 p.m., chapel