News for the Smith College Community //September 21, 2000

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Hello GroupWise, Goodbye Sophia

The countdown is on. September 30 is GW-Day (GroupWise Day, that is), and it's coming up fast. That's the day the entire campus will have been converted to GroupWise, the electronic mail system that will unite all Smith College computer users on the same software. Information Technology Services (ITS) started implementing GroupWise in August 1999. Student computers were converted to the system last September. Since then, faculty and staff have been brought on to the system department by department throughout the year.

Now, with GW-Day just around the corner, there's a big push to finish the transition. During the summer, the final third of the faculty was trained on GroupWise. With faculty training complete, Residence and Dining Services recently held two training sessions for its senior cooks and housekeepers.

"It was a bit of a shocker to some of them that Sophia was going away forever," says Sandy Bycenski, ITS technology support consultant, referring to a popular former server used at the college. "The concept of GroupWise is different, but they're adjusting."

All GroupWise training sessions have been conducted by an outside vendor, but ITS staff have opened each session by explaining the Smith aspects of the transition.

The ultimate advantage of GroupWise is that it will allow the entire campus to be listed in one address book that may be accessed on the Web. There are two ways to address Smith GroupWise users. The first is; the second is Bycenski points out that the simpler "" works because the college has preferred e-mail set up in Banner.

ycenski says there have been a few problems with the installation of GroupWise on campus computers and some concerns with distribution lists. Overall, however, the campus has adjusted well to GroupWise's integrated environment, she says. Bycenski credits the team at the User Support Center for the successful changeover. Along with Bycenski, those involved have been Pat Billingsley, Liane Hartman, Marsha Leavitt, Karen LeHouiller and Joe Roberts.

Even after the September 30 deadline, Bycenski predicts that people on campus will still need some time to get to know GroupWise. Toward that end, she notes that GroupWise manuals are available at the Computer Store in Stoddard 22. User information also is available from the college's Technology and Resource Advisor (TARA) at TARA is an on-line collection of software installation instructions, tip sheets, and user guides created by the ITS staff for the Smith community. It also contains links to vendor-supplied manuals for the Banner system.

Trustees, Prez Eye Campus Expansion

Although construction projects at Smith -- recently completed and in the offing -- seem to indicate that the college is in the midst of a building boom, further opportunities for expansion are severely limited by a lack of space for new or enlarged facilities.

In the recent years, as the planning process progressed for projects like the campus center and the temporary engineering building, it has become increasingly clear that there is virtually no space left on the campus for future growth of Smith's physical plant. Recognizing the difficulties that would present for the college down the road, last fall the trustees asked their consulting architect, Frances Halsband, of the New York architectural firm of Kliment and Halsband to explore the evolution of the Smith campus from its founding to the present and to develop various options the college might consider for meeting its space needs over the next half-century and beyond.

"It is the trustees' responsibility to ensure the future of the college -- to see that Smith has the resources necessary to continue to grow and maintain the excellence for which it has always been known," said President Ruth Simmons.

Halsband proceeded with the project, sharing her thinking with the Campus Planning Committee along the way. At a July 27 meeting of the board of trustees, the board reviewed her report. Halsband suggested that the college explore the possibility of acquiring additional property.

"The central campus, a treasured collection of buildings and landscaped spaces, appears to be almost completely built up with no sites for major new buildings available," Halsband said.

(It is worth noting that Smith, with 135 acres, has far less flexibility than comparable institutions: The Williams College campus is 450 acres; Wellesley, more than 500; Mount Holyoke, 800, and Amherst, 1,000.)

"While Frances Halsband's work has relevance for some of the space issues we confront right now, its real value will be for those who must plan for the college's long-term needs and for generations of students who will study here in this new century," Simmons said.

Recognizing that Smith's acquisition of new land, even over an extended period, would have consequences for Northampton, the college has already initiated conversations with Mayor Clare Higgins and others in her administration to talk about ways Smith can partner with the city to mitigate the effect of any expansion.

New Events Coordinator on Campus

Kathy San Antonio has joined the Office of College Relations as college events coordinator. San Antonio comes to Smith from the University of Massachusetts, where she was administrative assistant in the Office of Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Properties. She has also worked at the Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and as surgery scheduler/credentialing coordinator at the East Bay Surgery Center in Oakland, California. San Antonio is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Those who schedule events on campus will be contacting San Antonio when they dial extension 2162 or send Event Service Request Forms or other messages to "The college events office has undergone some upheaval over the past year and is looking forward to new stability," says Ann Shanahan, chief public affairs officer. "We are delighted to have Kathy here. She has just the right skills and experience for this job. Her background will also be invaluable as we work with ITS and others to launch the new Web-based Resource 25 later this year."

San Antonio, who began at Smith this week, occupies the position vacated by Chris Forgey.

More Smith in the News

Despite the absence of students and many faculty members from the Smith campus during the summer, allusions to the college in national and international media continued. Here are some of the highlights from summer mentions of Smith in the news

  • Smith's study-abroad program in Hamburg was profiled in the August 18 issue of Die Welt, a leading German daily with one of the world's largest circulations. The article highlights the individual support students receive from faculty, both at home and abroad. Joseph McVeigh, program director and Smith German professor, described as the "well-known German scholar and editor of the standard work America and the Germans," is praised for maintaining close contact with students' study-abroad professors and for easing the students' transition to the Universität Hamburg, which has an enrollment of 40,000. In the Die Welt article, Kristen Kniss '01, a German studies major, credits Smith's low student/faculty ratio and the Hamburg program as decisive factors in her choice to attend Smith.
  • Professor of government Howard Gold predicted a strategic taming of tempers amid promises of above-board campaigning during the 2000 presidential race in an August 9 article on headlined "Will the Gloves Come Off?" The Web site subsidiary of ABC News surveyed several political observers about whether the American public could expect things to get "downright dirty" during this fall's campaigns. Gold cited the Democratic selection of vice-presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman, a senator known for his aversion to "dirty politicking," as evidence that the campaigns might remain civil.
  • On August 23, the Wall Street Journal quoted Andrew Zimbalist, Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics, in an article on the "athletic arms race," which examines the decision by Louisiana State University to spend $50 million to expand its football stadium as well as dozens of similar decisions at other universities across the country. The article chronicles how universities are attempting to raise funds and lure recruits by pumping up sports attendance. "It's the quest for the holy grail," says Zimbalist, whose latest book Unpaid Professionals: Commercialism and Conflict in Big-Time College Sports, illustrates the pitfalls of amateur sports programs aspiring to the pros.
  • Eric Reeves, professor of English language and literature, in an op-ed piece published August 18 by the Washington Post, writes of the vicious air war on civilians being waged by the Khartoum regime, the nominal government of the African nation of Sudan. It is a moral outrage, Reeves asserts, that an envoy from Sudan is set to take a seat this fall on the United Nations Security Council, "the same body that should even now be issuing the harshest condemnation of Khartoum's actions."
  • The two-year renovation and expansion of the Smith College Museum of Art was noted in an August 4 New York Times article. The article focused on the American collection, parts of which are currently touring museums and galleries across the country, including the National Academy of Design. In an extended and laudatory review of the New York show, which "cuts a swath of some 250 years of American art," the article praises the "rhapsodic" collection and credits Smith alumnae for nurturing "a concise history of American art since 1880 that has been built up generation by generation."
  • In the September 1 edition of U.S. News & World Report, the magazine's annual "best colleges" issue ranked Smith number 12, up from number 13 last year, among the "Best National Liberal Arts Colleges." Smith was also named among the "Great Schools at Great Prices."

For a more extensive, ongoing compilation of Smith in the news, consult

Smith Softball Team Vies for League Title

This past summer, as usual, staff, faculty, students, and other Smith-affiliated folks donned their gloves and brandished bats as part of a team in the Northampton Recreation Department's Co-ed Softball League.

This year, the Smith team not only made it to the league playoffs but also went on to the championship final, triumphing over their regular season second- and third-place rivals along the way. On August 17 came the Co-ed Softball League showdown: Smith against division leader La Veracruzana, a team from the popular downtown Mexican restaurant.

Smith's team played valiantly. But ultimately the title went to the La Veracruzana team, which prevailed by a score of 12 to 10. For coming in second in the league tournament, the Smith team received a trophy now on display in the office of Jim Montgomery, head of technical services in Neilson Library.

Members of the Smith team, in addition to Montgomery, were Stacey Anasazi, Museum of Art; Louis Bach, Physical Plant; Eric Loehr, libraries; Dave Perez, RADS; Rick Millington, English; Nanci Young, libraries; Al Evans-Perez, ITS; Elizabeth Kates, Museum of Art; Imelda Ramirez and Jenny Tien, School for Social Work students; and Jennifer Johnston, a recent graduate student.

Other players affiliated with Smith included Juan Romero, husband of Ginetta Candelario, sociology; Deb Owen Doucette, whose mother graduated three years ago as an Ada, and her husband Glenn Doucette; Robert Shycon and Linda Dell, who live on Henshaw and have played with the Smith team for almost 10 years. Rounding out the roster were local players Ian Fraser, Margo Hennessy, and Lester Humphreys.

The team members wish to thank their loyal fans who cheered them on throughout the successful season, and the college for its continued support.

SSW Program Fulfills A National Need

Since its founding in 1918, the Smith College School for Social Work (SSW) has been a leader in the field of clinical practice. With a mandate to provide social work education that is relevant and responsive, the SSW is known for pioneering new models of social work practice. Last fall, partly in an endeavor to continue its leadership role, the SSW launched the Center for Innovative Practice and Social Work Education. Among the center's goals are helping faculty develop research and demonstration projects and providing leadership for practice that responds to the needs of vulnerable and marginalized populations.

One of the center's inaugural projects, launched last summer, the Advanced Training Certificate in End-of-Life Care, has made social work history. Developed by Professor Joan Berzoff, the certificate program is the first of its kind in the nation. Despite a critical need nationally for end-of-life care, no program has ever offered a specialized certificate for social workers. Berzoff, codirector of the SSW's doctoral program, was inspired to create the program, she said, after witnessing the lack of social work intervention when her sister was dying at a major cancer center.

"It's all too common for dying patients and their families to be suffering needlessly. It happens in hospitals, whether they're world-renowned or county-funded. It happens in nursing homes, prisons and hospices," says Berzoff.

Though end-of-life care was not her specialty, Berzoff immersed herself in the field and in the process discovered the lack of training available. Whereas members of a dying person's medical care team may be trained in cultural perceptions about suffering and death -- as well as ways to help family members -- social workers in general have not received this education. Encouraged by the center's commitment to innovative practice and equipped with a grant from philanthropist George Soros, whose Open Society Institute funds "The Project On Death in America," Berzoff created the certificate program for the post-master's social worker. The two-year Soros grant will also fund the development of a textbook on clinical practice in end-of-life care to be used in graduate schools of social work across the country and by other disciplines working in end-of-life care. The grant will also be used to develop a practice course in end-of-life care, which will be offered in the summer of 2002 to SSW students.

Launched in August, the Advanced Training Certificate in End-of-Life Care brings participants to campus for two summer sessions. The coursework for the first summer session, taught by international experts, included a theory course on death and bereavement over the life cycle, a practice course on communication with dying patients and their families, and an examination of ethical and spiritual issues in end-of-life care. From September to May, participants will complete a clinical internship supervised by Cancer Care, Inc., an organization whose members are nationally recognized for their expertise in end-of-life care. The clinical supervision, which will be handled by telephone, is being provided at no charge to participants. Next summer, participants will specialize in areas pertinent to their employment or advanced practice interests.

Berzoff describes the participants as leaders in the field from institutions such as Johns Hopkins and Sloan Kettering, along with faculty from other schools of social work. Fifteen of them spent a week at Smith in August to attend classes and evening programs on topics ranging from bereavement to Internet support groups.

"It was rigorous and incredibly dynamic," notes Berzoff. "The week was not only about learning theory, but also about building it. As the group became coherent, they began sharing professional and personal issues related to death and dying. This met a great need for dialogue that has been missing in the lives of these talented clinicians."

According to Berzoff, the week-long exploration of clinical skills, knowledge and values both instructed and inspired the fellows. "They left here fired up to advocate for administrative changes and improved end-of-life care at their settings," she says. "It was a first step in spreading the tools so desperately needed by patients and their families."


Field Hockey
September 11: Smith 2, Becker 2
September 13: Smith 0, Connecticut College 3
September 16-17: Seven Sisters Championship: Seventh place out of 8

September 12: Smith 1, Babson 3
September 14: Smith 0, Brandeis 3
September 16: Smith 3, Wheaton 0

September 13: Smith 0, Amherst 4
September 16: Smith 0, Westfield 2

September 15: Smith 0, Tufts 9
September 16: Smith 1, MIT 8

Cross Country
September 16: UMass at Dartmouth Invitational: 13th out of 26

The U.S. Committee for Refugees is honoring Eric Reeves, professor of English language and literature, for his advocacy of human rights in Sudan. According to Roger Winter, executive director of the committee, no one in humanitarian advocacy has singlehandedly made as much of an impact in such a short time. Winter will travel to Northampton this fall to present Reeves with a certificate of appreciation. In his efforts to place Sudan at the center of U.S. foreign policy, Reeves has published more than 30 op-ed pieces about Sudan's civil war and humanitarian crisis in leading newspapers throughout Canada, the Netherlands and the United States.

In his spare time, Burt Prokop, a carpentry supervisor in the Physical Plant, runs-and runs. Not just two, three or five miles at a time-often he runs 26.2 miles. An experienced marathoner, Prokop completed the Boston Marathon in just 2 hours and 44 minutes last spring. "That's quite an accomplishment," notes fellow runner, marathoner and friend Valerie Schumacher, Smith's student employment coordinator.

A memorial service for former Smith employee Katherine (also known as Kit) Sheehan Jennison Muller will be held on Saturday, September 30, at 4:30 p.m., in Helen Hills Hills Chapel. Muller, who died on August 17, was assistant to the director of development at Smith from 1976 to 1986. Her late husband, Donald Sheehan, was a member of Smith's history faculty and assistant to presidents Benjamin Wright and Thomas Mendenhall. The Smith community is welcome to attend the memorial service. A reception will follow in Bodman Lounge.

Eleven Smith students were among 1,175 students enrolled in the Middlebury College Language Schools this past summer. The immersion programs, which last from six to nine weeks, require students to communicate only in their target languages. As a result, they gain a year's worth of college-level language learning during a single summer term. Smith students who attended were Genevieve Borders '03 (French), Erin Burt '00 (Russian), Shruti Garg '03 (Spanish), Corrine Gray '99 (Spanish), Christina Jedziniak '02 (Italian), Hyongsun Jun '02 (Spanish), Amanda Norman '01 (German), Abigail Schor '03 (Russian), Laura Simpson '03 (Japanese), Christine Wraga '00 (Arabic) and Marianne Zawacki '02 (German). Another Smith presence was Gertraud Gutzman, professor of German at Smith. An alumna of Middlebury College, Gutzman is a member of the German School faculty at the College Language Schools during the summer.

Longtime Smith employee Betty Baum, student counselor emeritus and a graduate of the Smith College School for Social Work, died on Thursday, September 14. Baum, 85, who was a member of the Smith staff from 1956 until her retirement in 1981, was a resident of Holyoke. Baum's appointment in 1956 marked the establishment of the student counseling service at Smith. A graduate of Ohio State University, Baum received a master of social science degree from the School for Social Work. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 22, at 2 p.m., in First Church, 129 Main Street.

Sources of further information, if any, are indicated in parentheses. Notices should be submitted by mail, by e-mail or by fax (extension 2171).

College Wide

GroupWise Reminder
ITS reminds all college e-mail account users that the AIS and Sophia e-mail systems will no longer be operable on campus after September 30, the date when all e-mail addressed to AIS (VMS Mail) or Sophia (Pine) will be rerouted to GroupWise (see related story above). ITS began moving faculty and staff to GroupWise last spring and the migration to that system is nearly complete. Most campus e-mail users have attended workshops and are now using GroupWise. If you have not switched to GroupWise, you must do so within the next 10 days. AIS and Sophia accounts will not receive any new e-mail after September 30. GroupWise workshops will be held on the following dates: September 26, 1:15-3:15 p.m.; September 27, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.; September 28, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Contact the ITS User Support Center, ext. 4487, to register for a session.

January 2001 Interterm
The Interterm Committee will again be organizing a variety of noncredit Interterm courses for the month of January. Students, staff and faculty interested in teaching a noncredit course should check the Web page of the Office of the Dean of the College, at, for instructions on how to submit a proposal. The deadline for proposals is October 4. The course bulletin will be distributed campuswide the week before Thanksgiving and will include information on how to register for courses. Though this interterm program is designed for students, all members of the community are invited to teach or take a class. Call the Office of the Dean of the College, extension 3403, with questions.

Lunch With CCWG
The first lunch meeting of Campus Climate Working Group (CCWG) will take place on Wednesday, September 27, at noon in Neilson Browsing Room. Students, faculty and staff will discuss ways to better understand each other and build community. CCWG was established in 1996 by President Ruth Simmons to "facilitate the work to improve the quality of life in the Smith community." Simmons says that the informal group's "legitimacy derives from the will of the people who dedicate themselves to the work of achieving a more positive campus climate."

Shuttle Service
Evening shuttle service is available on campus to and from any location seven days a week, from 8:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. To request the service, call the Department of Public Safety, ext. 2490, and a shuttle will be dispatched.

Fine Arts Center Addresses
As part of the Fine Arts Center complex, the Smith College Museum of Art is closed for renovation and expansion until early 2003. Temporary administrative offices are located at Leonard Hall, Clarke School for the Deaf, 32 Round Hill Road. Office hours are Monday­Friday, 9 a.m.­5 p.m. The museum's mailing address remains Smith College Museum of Art, Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Northampton, MA 01063. To contact the museum, call ext. 2770 or send e-mail to; you can visit the museum's Web site at museum. The art department and art library are in Bell Hall, 45 Round Hill Road.

Mountain Day
Remember that, on Mountain Day, although daytime classes are cancelled, evening events and appointments occur as scheduled. Mountain Day information will be available on the Smith College Info Line (585-4636 from off campus; ext. 4636 from campus telephones) beginning at 7 a.m. on the appointed day.

Faculty & Staff

Bosch Fellowship Deadline
The deadline to apply for the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program for the 2001-02 year is Sunday, October 15. The fellowship is a nine-month work-and-study program in Germany, open to people with a graduate degree (in most cases) and professional experience in business administration, economics, journalism/mass communication, law, political science and public affairs/public policy. Candidates without a graduate degree, but with extensive professional experience, are also encouraged to apply. For more information, check the foundation Web site at, and click on "About CDS."


Add/Drop Deadlines
The last day to add a Smith course is Wednesday, September 27. The last day to drop a Smith or Five College course is Friday, October 13. Since on-line registration is now closed, forms may be obtained in the registrar's office. Signatures of the instructor, adviser and class dean are required to make course changes at this time.

Rotary Scholarships
Rotary ambassadorial scholarships, open to people who have completed at least two years of college and are citizens of countries in which there are Rotary clubs, are designed to promote international understanding. The three types of Rotary scholarships are academic year, multiyear and cultural. If interested, contact your local Rotary Club or visit their Web site at; information is also available at the CDO. Deadlines for applications are set by individual clubs.

Health Service
The Health Service will not be closed during this fall's Mountain Day. The service will be open as usual from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Study Abroad Fair
Thinking of studying abroad? Come to the study abroad fair on Tuesday, October 3, from noon to 3 p.m. in Davis Ballroom, and speak with representatives from Smith-approved study-abroad programs all over the world.

Meridians Internship
Meridians, a new interdisciplinary journal based at Smith that focuses on the interconnections and contradictions of feminisms, race, and transnationalism, is seeking two interns for 2000­01, to work 10 hours a week. Qualifications include intimate knowledge of the issues addressed by the journal as well as strong organizational abilities. Computer skills are essential. Please contact the Meridians office, ext. 3388 or 4222, or, for more information. The application deadline is September 25. View the Meridians Web site at

Students' Aid Society Grants
The Students' Aid Society offers grants for a variety of student needs. Fine arts grants help students in theater, art, dance and music classes pay for course supplies. The deadline for these grants is the last day a student may enroll in these classes. The society also has grants for emergency medical and eye care, as well as credit-bearing programs and interterm study. Seniors can apply for a Beyond Smith Grant, which can be used for interview travel and suits, application fees to graduate schools and entrance exams. Call Anne White, ext. 2577, with questions. Applications can be found at the Class Deans Office, the CDO and the S.S.A.S. Office at Helen Hills Hills Chapel.

Sports Event Workers Needed
The athletics department is looking for student workers to help with home and away sports contests, such as cross-country, field hockey, soccer and volleyball. The department needs statisticians, scorekeepers, timers/announcers, ball runners (soccer) and linespeople (volleyball) immediately. For more information, please contact Kelly Hart, ext. 2788, or

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, September 25

Biological Sciences Colloquium "Physiological and Ecological Aspects of Iron Acquisition in Marine Diatoms." Maria Maldonado, research associate, University of Maine. Cosponsored by the Five College marine biology program. Reception at 4 p.m. in McConnell Foyer. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05*

Employer recruiting workshop will explain job search programs offered by the CDO and introduce E-Access, the CDO online recruiting system. This workshop, which is required for students who wish to take part in fall recruiting, will be offered three more times. 4:30 p.m., CDO group room

Informational meeting about studying abroad. 4 p.m., Clark Hall third floor

Other Events/Activities
Language lunch tables French, Italian. 12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room

Drop-in session with Naropa Institute, a private, nonsectarian, liberal arts college inspired by a unique Buddhist heritage, which offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in the arts, humanities and social sciences. An admission counselor will be available. 4-5 p.m., CDO

Traditions Program for first-year and transfer students. Discover the origins of Smith's traditions and taste the latest-the S'mint Sundae. 4:30 p.m., Alumnae House

Tuesday, September 26

Sigma Xi luncheon talk "Does Your Body Have a Snooze Button? The Effect of Neuropeptide Y on the Circadian Clock." Mary Harrington, psychology. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club lower level

Lecture "Race: Science or Fiction?" Joseph Graves, professor of evolutionary biology, Arizona State University, and author of The Emperor's New Clothes: Biological Theories of Race at the Millennium. Opening lecture for the Afro-American Studies yearlong series "Race, Science, Fiction." 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Informational meeting for faculty members interested in participating in the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute's spring­fall 2002 project "Other Europes/Europe's Others," organized by professors Anna Botta, Italian, and Reyes Lazaro, Spanish and Portuguese. 5 p.m., Kahn Institute Lounge, Neilson third floor

SGA Senate meeting Open forum. All students welcome. 7:15 p.m., Seelye 201

French theater workshop L'Atelier, a weekly acting workshop conducted in French by Florent Masse. 7:30 p.m., Mendenhall CPA T-209

Religious Life
Newman Association weekly meeting. All welcome. 7-8 p.m., Bodman Lounge, chapel

Other Events/Activities
Conversation series "What is Education For?" The popular chapel series continues with Ellen Kaplan, chair, theatre department. Lunch provided. All welcome. Noon, Bodman Lounge, chapel

Language lunch tables Chinese, German. 12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room

Informational meeting on job opportunities with J. P. Morgan. An interviewing-skills and mock-interview workshop follows. 7:30 p.m., Wright auditorium

Wednesday, September 27

Chemistry/Biochemistry lunch chat An informal departmental seminar for students and faculty. 12:10-1:10 p.m., McConnell 403a

Performing Arts/Films
Film Olympia-Festival of Beauty (1939). Leni Riefenstahl, director. Part two of the documentary of the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany. For students in HST 255; open to all. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 106*

Lunch meeting for all new transfers. Come for lively conversation and an opportunity to connect with the dean of the sophomore and junior classes and with other transfers. Noon-1 p.m., Duckett dining room

Campus Climate Working Group first lunch meeting, open to students, staff and faculty. Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

Informational meeting about spending a semester at Columbia University's Biosphere 2 Center in Arizona. Kendra Crook will discuss the interdisciplinary programs in earth and environmental studies at this unique research facility encompassing a rainforest, savanna, ocean, desert, estuary and agricultural center. Refreshments served. 4:15 p.m., Engineering building, room 102

Religious Life
Ecumenical Christian Church Bible Study A student-run look at the Christian Bible. Topic for this semester: "What It Is to Be a Human." Bring questions. 10 p.m., Bodman Lounge, chapel

Catholic Adas gathering and informal discussion/reflection. Lunch served. All welcome. Noon, Bodman Lounge, chapel

Buddhist service and discussion 7:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, chapel

Other Events/Activities
Language lunch tables Spanish, Portuguese. 12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room

Language lunch tables Classical languages. 12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room C

Reception for students who have returned from studying in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries and students interested in doing so next year. 5 p.m., Seelye 207

Thursday, September 28

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture "The Role of Music in The Black Atlantic." Albert Mosley, philosophy. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. 12:10 p.m., Smith College Club, lower level

Lecture "Public Service in the Clinton Administration." Sally Katzen '64, senior advisor to President Clinton; and deputy director for management, White House Office of Management and Budget. 8 p.m., Seelye 201*

Lecture "Redemption Day: The History of an African Massacre." David M. Anderson, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. First lecture in the series "Famine, Death and Historical Knowledge-A Lecture Series on Modern Africa." 8 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Employer recruiting workshop will explain job search programs offered by the CDO and introduce E-Access, the CDO on-line recruiting system. This workshop, which is required for students who wish to take part in fall recruiting, will be offered twice more. 12:30 p.m., CDO group room

CDO workshop "Entrepreneur Panel." Peg Wyant '64, founder and managing director of Isabella Capital, a venture capital fund for women, will share her experiences as an entrepreneur and discuss entrepreneurship as a career option. Also, Jerry Schaufeld, president and CEO of Mass Ventures and Humera Fasihuddin, High Growth Business, will provide information on how to join the Five College Entrepreneur Club. 7 p.m., Wright common room*

Religious Life
Drop-in meditation and stress-reduction class with Hayat Nancy Abuza. Open to all students, staff and Five College faculty. Sponsor: Office of the Chaplains. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Seelye 211

Other Events/Activities
Language lunch tables Korean, Russian. 12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room

Traditions Program for first-year and transfer students. Discover the origins of Smith's traditions and taste the latest-the S'mint Sundae. 4:30 p.m., Alumnae House

Friday, September 29

Informational session with Sally Katzen '64, who has served in two presidential administrations. She will talk informally about opportunities in government and law. Noon, CDO

Meeting Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 208

Religious Life
ECC Fellowship Music, games and the fun of Christianity. Dinner provided. All welcome. 5-7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, chapel

Keystone B.I.G. meeting Weekly fellowship meeting of Campus Crusade for Christ. 7 p.m., Wright common room

Other Events/Activities
Language lunch tables Japanese. 12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room

Mehndi Night Food, performances and henna from South Asia. Tickets: $3­$5. 5­9 p.m., Scott gym*

Saturday, September 30

No events scheduled

Sunday, October 1

Performing Arts/Films
Concert Pianist Gilbert Kalish and friends will perform a benefit concert of works by Grieg, Brahms, Berg, Schubert and Dvorák. Kalish and Christina Dahl will play a Streicher piano built in Vienna in 1871. Other performers include Maria Ferrante, soprano, and Rick Faria, clarinet. Proceeds will benefit a new Historical Piano Study Center in Ashburnham. Presented by Historical Piano Concerts. Tickets: $7. 4 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall

Meeting Smith African Students Association. 4 p.m., Mwangi basement, Lilly Hall

Meeting Feminists of Smith Unite.
7 p.m., Women's Resource Center, Davis

Religious Life
Morning Worship in the Protestant tradition. The Ecumenical Christian Church invites you for outdoor worship with special music, inspirational readings and a message by the Rev. Dr. Leon Tilson Burrows and student liturgists. 10:30 a.m., botanic garden by the fountain

Quaker (Friends) meeting for worship. Preceded by informal discussion at 9:30 a.m. All welcome, childcare available. 11:30 a.m., Bass 203, 204*


"Agents of Social Change:
New Resources on 20th-Century Women's Activism." An exhibition of papers from the collections of eight activist women, recently opened by the Sophia Smith Collection. In conjunction with the conference "Agents of Social Change." Runs through December 31. Morgan Gallery, Neilson Library foyer and the Sophia Smith Collection, Alumnae Gym*

"Bronze, Steel, and Stone: Selections from the Nasher Collection," a special temporary exhibition hosted by the Smith College Museum of Art, and installed on Burton lawn, features five sculptures lent by Raymond D. Nasher in memory of his late wife, Patsy Rabinowitz Nasher '49. The exhibition includes works created from 1968 to 1991 by artists Magdalena Abakanowicz, Richard Long, Beverly Pepper, Mark Di Suvero and William Tucker. The Nashers began collecting contemporary American and European sculpture in the early 1960s, and eventually assembled one of the most important private collections of contemporary sculpture. After the Smith exhibition, the sculptures will be moved to Dallas and installed in a new sculpture center with other works from the Nasher collection. Runs through October 29. Burton lawn*