News for the Smith College Community //February 7, 2002

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Five Smith Medalists to Revisit Campus

Despite the collective 197 years since they attended Smith and resided in campus houses, this year's five Smith College medalists have vivid, and positive, memories of the days they spent here as undergraduates.

The five medalists are Jennifer L. Kelsey '64, Celinda Lake '75, Ann Matthews Martin '77, Eleanor W. Wertimer '44, and Lois Quick Whitman '48. The 2002 medalists were chosen because they have demonstrated, "in their lives and work the true purpose of a liberal arts education." This month, they will each revisit their alma mater to collect a Smith College Medal, which is presented each year on Rally Day.

Rally Day 2002 will take place on Wednesday, February 20, at 1:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall. Smith College medalist Celinda Lake will deliver the keynote address. The annual event, at which seniors can don their graduation caps and gowns for the first time, honors distinguished alumnae, students and faculty. If past Rally Days are any indication, an assortment of flamboyant headware (to call them hats would be an understatement) will punctuate the students' wardrobes.

Since their days as Smith students, each of the five medalists has gone on to lead an exemplary life of professional achievement. And for some of them, their early experiences at Smith helped to shape their later lives.

Jennifer Kelsey, a professor of health research and policy and former chief of the Division of Epidemiology at Stanford University, lived in Laura Scales house. She was perhaps best known, she says, "for my propensity to have yellow, purple and blue hands resulting from spills from the stains used in the bacteriology lab. If there is one thing I learned at Smith, it is that I was much more suited for a statistical science than for a laboratory science!"

Political pollster Celinda Lake, who lived in Hopkins B (which has since been razed), was "very active in S.O.S. In 1972, I was a leader in Students for Nixon at Smith. That was a small group and before my conversion to the Democratic Party. Smith really anchored my commitment to the women's movement and women leaders -- a career and life-long avocation."

Some of the medalists' comments on their Smith days show just how much the college has changed.

Lois Whitman, executive director of the Children's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, says she remembers that "married students were not permitted to live on campus, for fear of their contaminating virginal students." She also recalls that "before the war [WWII], each house had maids who cleaned up after the students."

Here, in more formal detail, is a snapshot of the medalists' professional accomplishments:

Jennifer Kelsey is a renowned leader and researcher in the fields of epidemiology of diseases of the musculoskeletal system and women's health. A decade ago, she ran the World Health Organization's special research program on osteoporosis. She has served on numerous advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, academic institutions and nonprofit organizations. The former president of the Society for Epidemiological Research, Kelsey has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Alumni Award 2000 from Yale's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, the John Snow Award in Epidemiology from the American Public Health Association, and the Wilbur Cross Medal from Yale.

Celinda Lake has become, in a traditionally male-dominated field, one of the most influential political pollsters. She accepts as clients only those whose positions on the issues meet her standards. Described in the media as the "Godmother of Politics," Lake has worked to frame issues to appeal to women voters, concentrating on health care, education, the environment and human rights. Her work has shaped and moved public opinion, resulting in the passage or defeat of important legislation. The Democratic pollster for U.S. News and World Report and an advisor to the Wall Street Journal, Lake has regularly appeared on national news programs. She has served as chief pollster for three presidential campaigns; many senators, representatives and governors; and a long list of high-profile national organizations.

Ann Martin has touched the lives of young readers all over the world through her children's books, including several series. Most notable of these are the Baby-sitters Club books, of which more than 150 million copies are in print in 20 languages. Her books address serious issues that are relevant to the psychological development and education of their readers, mostly young girls. Through the success of her books, Martin established the Ann M. Martin Foundation, which uses the proceeds from the sale of Baby-sitters Club merchandise to benefit children, education and literacy projects, homeless people and animals. She also cofounded and devotes time to the Lisa Libraries, a nonprofit organization that accepts donations of new children's books from publishers and authors for distribution to schools, prisons and daycare centers.

Eleanor Wertimer has had an enormous effect, through her professional and volunteer work, on the welfare of families and children in her community. A practicing attorney in upstate New York, particularly for the Oneida County Department of Social Services, Wertimer has also served as a law clerk to the Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Claims, acting Utica City Court Judge, and town justice. In all her roles, she has acted as a catalyst, moving the community forward. She has devoted her volunteer leadership to her local United Way, school board and children's hospital, and to the Oneida County Jail advisory board and its managed care advisory, alternatives to incarceration and ethics boards.

Lois Quick Whitman is a pioneer in protecting and promoting the rights and welfare of children in the United States and around the world. She has investigated and brought attention to the plight of children and has followed through to achieve real change in curtailing child labor, as well as in improving conditions for children in orphanages, foster care, and correctional facilities, and for homeless children and child soldiers in several countries, including the United States. As a social worker, Whitman began law school (at age 46) and subsequently founded and built the Children's Rights Watch Division of Human Rights Watch, which she continues to direct.

Rally Day began in 1876 as a celebration of George Washington's birthday. Since then, it has evolved from a social occasion into a two-day college celebration, with a students' Rally Day Show, which raises money for charity; the Rally Day party, an after-hours gala for students; individual presentations on campus by each of the medalists; and the convocation.

The Rally Day Medal, which was first awarded in 1964, has been presented at Rally Day since 1973.

Spring Series Notes Legend of Orpheus

In Greek mythology, the supreme musician Orpheus emitted a song so powerful that it could overpower the death-songs of the legendary sirens and charm the animals and natural world. The classic story of his love for the condemned nymph Eurydice, his travels to the Underworld to rescue her, and his ultimate failure has inspired artists, writers and composers for centuries.

Some of those inspirations will be presented during a concert on Saturday, February 9, when soprano Jane Bryden, the Iva Dee Hiatt Professor of Music, performs with the Aulos Ensemble, a baroque chamber group.

The concert will kick off a spring series titled "The Legend of Orpheus" that celebrates the stories and myths of the classic Greek god of music. Throughout the semester, the series will feature other concerts, films, a play reading and lecture. The project, initiated by Bryden, is sponsored by the music department and the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute.

The February 9 concert, which will take place at 8 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall, will feature music from Claudio Monteverdi's opera l'Orfeo (which, notably, had its American premiere at Smith College in 1929), as well as Come Woeful Orpheus, an English consort song by William Byrd; Orfeo, a cantata by Giovanni Pergolesi; the "Dance of the Blessed Spirits" from Orfée et Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck; and Orphée, a cantata for soprano, flute, violin and continuo, by Louis Nicolas Clérambault.

The Aulos Ensemble, with musicians Christopher Krueger on flauto traverso, Marc Schachmann, baroque oboe, Linda Quan, baroque violin, Myron Lutzke, baroque violoncello, and Arthur Hass, harpsichord and organ, was formed in 1973 by five graduates from Juilliard School of Music. Since then, the ensemble has become one of the country's foremost baroque performance groups with an extensive touring schedule and numerous recordings.

"The Legend of Orpheus" will continue on Thursday, February 21, with a lecture, "Beethoven's Orpheus in Hades" by Owen Jander, professor emeritus at Wellesley College, and a performance of the Andante con moto of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 by Monica Jakuc, fortepiano, and the Smith College Orchestra, with Jonathan Hirsh conducting, at 4 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall.

On Friday, March 1, the film Black Orpheus will be shown at 4 p.m. in Earle Recital Hall, with an introduction by Marguerite Itamar Harrison, assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese.

The series continues on March 8 with a reading by students of Cocteau's Orfée, at 4 p.m. in Earle Recital Hall at Sage. On March 14, the film Orfeu will be shown, with free admission, at the Pleasant Street Theater at 5 p.m. as part of the series. On March 26, Music in the Noon Hour will feature student performances of "Orpheus with his Lute" from Shakespeare's Henry VIII, and a premiere of a work by Rebecca Raymond '02, at 12:30 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall.

The series will conclude on Friday, April 12, at 8 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall with a concert of contemporary music based on the Orpheus legend, including the premiere of Orpheus on Sappho's Shore. This new composition by Luna Pearl Woolf MA'02 with libretto by Eleanor Wilner, will feature Bryden and tenor Jon Humphrey with members of the Five College music departments.

All series events are free and open to the public.

After 30 Years, Composer Takes Leave

After an illustrious career that has spanned three decades, composer Ronald Perera will take his leave from Smith at the end of the year.

Perera, the Elsie Irwin Sweeney Professor of Music, first arrived at Smith in 1971. Since then, he has become a renowned and respected composer. His library of works is expansive and includes operas, song cycles, and numerous chamber, choral and orchestral works. His cantata The Golden Door, based on Ellis Island archives, was premiered by the New Amsterdam Singers in New York in 1999. His two-act chamber opera The Yellow Wallpaper premiered in Northampton.

Perera, who came to Smith by way of Syracuse University and Dartmouth College, studied composition with Leon Kirchner at Harvard, and electronic music with Gottfried Michael Koenig at the University of Utrecht.

In addition to his operas and chamber works, Perera has also set to music the literary texts of a variety of writers, including Dickinson, Joyce, Grass, Sappho, Cummings, Shakespeare, Francis of Assisi, Melville, Ferlinghetti, Updike and Henry Beston.

While balancing careers as a professor and composer has kept Perera busy over the years, he says Smith has helped him thrive in both pursuits. "Smith has been a wonderful place to have a career, and the college has been very supportive of my work," he says. "I've had some fellowships from Smith that have supported my work. The college has always been very sensitive to the needs of the creative people on the faculty, the performers and composers on the faculty, and I've had great support from the administration all along."

And while Perera looks forward to his retirement, when he will be able to "put on the composing hat as a full-time job," he will miss his employer. "It's been a bittersweet experience to retire," he says. "I've really enjoyed my 30 years here." Thankfully, he notes, "I'm still young enough to have an expanded second career, and that feels right at this point."

Though Perera's colleagues in the music department are excited for the opportunities his retirement will bring him, they will miss his presence. "I'm happy for him," says Donald Wheelock, a fellow composer and the Irwin and Pauline Alper Glass Professor of Music. "But the composer he leaves behind in this department is very sad to see him leave. It's been wonderful to work with him. He is as generous a colleague as I've ever known, and he's been a very active member of this department."

His colleagues in the music department and musical guests will pre-sent a concert in honor of Perera and his Smith career on Sunday, February 17, at 8 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall, featuring his compositions.

"He's one of the nicest people and one of the best colleagues in the department, to say nothing of his composing," says John Sessions, professor of music, of his colleague Perera. Sessions has worked with Perera for the duration of Perera's 30-year tenure at Smith. "It'll be bad for the department when he leaves," he said.


January 22: Smith 59, Mount Holyoke 45
January 26: Smith 39, MIT 45
January 29: Smith 40, Williams 54
February 2: Smith 48, Babson 71

January 25-27: Seven Sisters Championship: 3rd place out of 5
January 29: Smith 0, Amherst 9
February 1-3: Smith/Mount Holyoke Invitational: 0­4

January 26-27: Plymouth State Carnival

Swimming and diving
January 26: Smith 157, Regis 107

Track and field
January 26: University of Southern Maine Invitational: 4th place out of 6: Smith Women's Invitational

Will return.

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


Have-A-Heart Food Drive
Wondering what to do with all of those extra canned goods you stocked up on at the latest "buy-one-get-two-free" sale? Put them to good use by feeding someone in need. From Monday, February 11, through Friday, March 1, the Staff Council Activities Committee will conduct its annual nonperishable food drive to benefit the Western Mass Food Bank. Stop by one of the conveniently located campus collection sites and leave donations in the bin. For more information on the Food Bank, consult

Talent For a Cause
A lineup of talented Smith groups and individuals will give a benefit concert on Saturday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall to raise money for the S.O.S. fund drive, "Language, Culture and Healthcare: Communicating Across the Barriers." On stage will be acts such as the Noteables, Vibes, SIKOS, Crappapella, Illmatics, Handbell Choir, and Anna Paskausky. Admission will be suggested donations from $3 to $10. Everyone is welcome. Money from this year's fund drive will suppport more translation services in the Pioneer Valley. For more information, contact the S.O.S. office, ext. 4595 or

Tribute to Yusef Lateef
On Saturday, February 16, the Department of Afro-American Studies and the Office of Institutional Diversity will host a tribute to renowned jazz performer and composer Yusef Lateef, a faculty member at UMass who has taught at Smith. Two panel discussions will take place, at noon and 2 p.m., and a performance by the Wil Lettman quintet will take place at 4 p.m., all in Stoddard Auditorium. The events are free and open to the public.

Valentine's Day Buffet
The Smith College Club will offer a special Valentine's Day buffet dinner on Thursday, February 14, from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the club, featuring a social hour with baked brie en croute, fresh fruit and a cash bar, and entrees including pecan crusted halibut, beef tenderloin with sundried tomato and roasted garlic, and Parisienne potatoes with fresh herbs. Desserts will include chocolate waffles with cherry sauce, lemon meringue cake and strawberry tortes. The Mark Ricker jazz trio will entertain. The cost is $20.95 per person. For reservations, contact the club at ext. 2341 or

Campus Center Project
The Campus Center construction project will move forward a little earlier than expected due to the mild winter weather. The project fence is being installed this week. Along the west and south sides (by Haven House and along Chapin Drive) there will be a screened, eight-foot fence. Along the north and east sides, the fence will be six feet high and without screening so that spectators can watch the project's progress. If the mild weather continues, Drew lot will be closed at some point before March 4 so that the excavation may begin. A formal groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Saturday, February 23, at 11:15 a.m. A Web cam has been installed at the site and will be linked to the college's Web site in the near future.

Trivia Challenge Night
The Smith College Campus School PTO will present Trivia Challenge Night on Saturday, February 9, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in Davis Center Ballroom. The evening's main event, Team Trivia Challenge, will pit teams of SCCS and Smith community members in battles of wit and wisdom. To register a team, call Jane Lerner at 585-8499. The event will also include dancing, a silent auction, and food and beverages donated by local restaurants. The free event is open to Campus School families and the Smith community.

Biosciences Research Symposium
Posters from the third Smith College Biosciences Student Research Symposium will remain on display in the McConnell foyer through Thursday, February 21. They feature presentations by undergraduates, master's and doctoral degree candidates in a variety of departments and programs, including biological sciences, biochemistry, neuroscience, environmental science and policy, marine science, chemistry and engineering.

Pitching-Catching Clinic
The softball team will sponsor a three-part softball pitching and catching clinic for girls in seventh through twelfth grades during three consecutive Sunday sessions on February 10, 17 and 24. All sessions will be held in the Indoor Track and Tennis facility. Admission for all three sessions is $45 per player. Catchers should bring their own equipment if they have it. Each Sunday will offer two time slots: 1-2:30 p.m. for seventh- and eighth-graders; and 2:30-4 p.m. for girls in grades nine through 12. Clinics will be run by Johanna Van Der Hulst, a pitcher with international experience. For information or to register, call Bonnie May, ext., 2713.

Open Batting Cage
The softball team will sponsor an open batting cage during four Sundays for faculty, staff, dependents and students. The cage, located in the Indoor Track and Tennis facility, will be open from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on February 10, 17, 24, and March 10. The cage will cost $1 for each bucket of balls (fastpitch softball only). People are encouraged to bring their own bats (softball team bats, which are available at the cage, are relatively light). For more information, contact Bonnie May, ext. 2713.


Join Sophomore PUSH
Every year since 1909, a group of sophomores has helped with Commencement activities. The group is known as Sophomore PUSH. Being involved in PUSH means more than just volunteer work during Commencement. PUSH members walk in the Ivy Day Parade, sing to alumnae at their reunions and literally "push" seniors off the Neilson Library steps during Illumination Night. They also assist in the Commencement parade and stay on campus through the end of Commencement, spending time with and getting to know graduating and rising seniors. In addition to the 40 to 50 sophomores involved, one exceptional first-year student is needed to serve as assistant head of PUSH, and then to lead the show in 2003. To become a part of this fun and exciting Smith tradition, look for the application in your mailbox. For more information or an application, contact Alison, ext. 6846, or

Summer Interns Needed
The Smith College Consortium, a two-week residential management development program directed by the CDO, seeks interns to work as program assistants from June 3 through August 16. Each internship will pay $4,000. Applicants should have the ability to pay extreme attention to detail and to work long, flexible hours, as well as possess superb organization skills in demonstrated teamwork and leadership; a high energy level; optimism and flexibility; a working knowledge of the business world; strong skills in Windows, Word and Access; and must have a Smith large van license. Please submit a résumé and cover letter to the CDO by 4 p.m. on Monday, February 18. For more information, consult, or use E-Access to search for employers for "Consortium" or "CDO."

Marine Internship Support
The Five College Coastal and Marine Science Program offers supplementary support for internships during the summer months at a number of sites: the James Howard Marine Laboratory, the Marine Biological Laboratory, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Estuarine Research Reserve System and at various NOAA sites. For more information and internship job descriptions, contact Mona Koenig-Kroner, ext. 3799 or The application deadline is Friday, February 15.

Sciences Po Applications
Are you interested in studying in Paris, at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po)? Applications are available from the Office for International Study, 305 Clark Hall. The application deadline is Monday, March 25. The program is also open to students applying to JYA in Paris or Geneva. If interested, contact Peter Bloom at

Pap Test Appointments
Because of the turnaround time, no Pap tests will be taken at health services after May 3. Please schedule tests before that date. Pap tests will resume in September.

Study Abroad Info
Are you thinking of studying in Australia, Ireland or the U.K.? A representative from Arcadia University (an approved U.S. intermediary) will be on campus on Tuesday, February 12, at 5 p.m. in the third-floor conference room of Clark Hall, to talk about study-abroad programs. Interested students should stop by. Meanwhile, check out the study-abraod office Web site, at, to find out which colleges and universities represented by Arcadia are approved by Smith. Call ext. 4905 with questions.

Peer Writing Assistance
The Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching, and Learning is offering peer writing assistance Sundays through Thursdays, from 7 to 10 p.m., in Seelye 307 and Cushing dining room. Peer writing assistants will discuss papers on any subject. Students are encouraged to bring drafts at any stage of the writing process. Appointments are not necessary. All services are free.

Student Affairs Staff
The Office of Student Affairs is now accepting applications for student staff/leader positions for the fall. If you are interested in becoming an Orientation, Pre-Orientation, Bridge, SUCCESS or residence life student staff member, applications are available on the student affairs Web site at, or in College Hall 24. The application deadline is Friday, February 15. Contact the student affairs office, ext. 4940, with questions.

Free Counseling Sessions
The counseling service professional staff will facilitate the following free sessions for interested Smith students: "Food and Body Image Group," on five Mondays, 4:30-5:45 p.m.; "Self-Exploration Group," Tuesdays, 4:30-6 p.m.; "Women of Many Colors Workshop," on four Wednesdays, 4:30-6 p.m.; and "Bereavement Group," Thursdays, 4:30-6 p.m. Each group will start after a certain number of students has registered. Call ext. 2840 with questions or to register. Sponsored by health services.

Course Registration and Changes
BannerWeb online registration is available through Friday, February 8. After that, forms for making course changes will be available in the registrar's office. Signatures of the instructor, adviser and class dean will be required. Courses may be added through February 15 and dropped through March 1.

Smithsonian Internship Program
A fall semester program in Washington, D.C., administered by the American Studies Program, for Smith seniors and juniors, this program is not limited to American Studies majors; students majoring in art, history, sociology, anthropology, religion and economics are especially encouraged to apply. Current sophomores and juniors who are interested in exploring any aspect of American culture are eligible to apply. The program provides a full semester of credit. Interested students should attend an informational meeting on Thursday, February 14, at 4:30 p.m. in Dewey Common Room. After February 14, obtain application forms from the American studies office, Wright 12.

SSEP Summer Jobs
Applications are available for undergraduate research/teaching internships and residence coordinator positions for the 2002 Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP), a residential program for high school women designed to enrich and support their achievements in science and engineering. SSEP interns will serve as research and teaching assistants to faculty in astronomy, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, writing and women's health, and as residential counselors for high school students. The SSEP Residence Coordinators (RCs) will work with the program director to train and prepare interns; plan for participant housing; and schedule recreational, social and educational events. Along with SSEP interns, RCs live in college housing and supervise program students. Qualified applicants for the position of RC will have demonstrated experience in community living and supervision of students. Dates of employment are June 10 through July 27. SSEP interns and RCs will receive stipends plus room and board. If you have interests and expertise in these fields and would like to experience the rewards of mentoring high school students, please contact the Office of Educational Outreach (Clark 208, ext. 3060, for an application. The application deadline is Monday, February 18.

2002-03 Alumnae Scholarships
Scholarships are available to seniors and alumnae beginning their first year of full-time graduate study in the United States or abroad. Awards are based on merit within the department of the major. Applications are available in the Office of the Class Deans, College Hall 23. Application deadline: Friday, March 15.

Make-up Examinations
Students who were granted an extension for final examinations in the fall semester must complete their examinations during the first two weeks of the semester. Please call Jan Morris (ext. 2554) in the registrar's office to make arrangements. All examinations must be picked up by 2 p.m. on Friday, February 8.

Community Service Fair
The S.O.S. Community Service Fair will take place on Tuesday, February 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Davis Ballroom. Representatives from local nonprofit community-based agencies will provide information on ways to help the community: help in the courts as a bar advocate, teach adults basic literacy, inform people about fair housing policies and options, tutor inner-city children, play music or just visit with elderly people. You can make a difference. Call S.O.S., ext. 2756, with questions.

Study Abroad Deadlines
The deadline for seeking individual approval to attend a nonapproved study-abroad program for spring 2003 is Friday, March 1. The deadline for the Plan of Study for Smith-approved study-abroad programs for fall 2002 or 2002­03 is Friday, February 15, by 4 p.m.

Study Skills Workshops
The Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning offers free workshops to assist students in managing their studies and schedules. To register (required), sign up in the Study Skills Workshops notebook at the center, in Seelye 307, or call ext. 3056. The workshops are: "Reading to Remember," Monday, February 11, 3-4 p.m. and Friday, February 15, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; "Where Does the Time Go? Time Management Techniques," Tuesday, March 5, 4:155:15 p.m. and Wednesday, March 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; and "Preparing for Exams," Wednesday, April 24, 3-4 p.m. Individual counseling is also available to students who need assistance with time management and study skills. To schedule an appointment, contact Leslie Hoffman, coordinator of tutorial services, at ext. 3056 or 3037.

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, February 11

Lecture "Family Medicine Chest." Kathleen Duffy, licensed herbologist and owner of the Herbarium in Chicopee. Sponsor: human resources. 2 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Lecture "Thoreau, Mary Oliver, and the Poetics of Landscape." Dean Flower, English. Part of LSS 100, Issues in Landscape Studies. 2:40-4 p.m., Seelye 106*

Biological Sciences Colloquium "Evolution of Genome Duality in Ciliates." Laura Katz, biological sciences. Refreshments preceding in McConnell foyer. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05

Lecture "Lucky Charms: Eliminating Change in Japanese Religions." George J. Tanabe, Jr., professor of religion, University of Hawaii. Sponsors: Ada Howe Kent Fund; East Asian studies and religion departments; East Asian languages and literatures; Lecture Committee. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201*

CDO Infosession MMG Group Partners, a small consulting company in New York City, will discuss job opportunities. For more information, consult Noon, Wright Common Room

Pre-Health informational meeting Brenda Armstrong, Duke University School of Medicine, will discuss medical school. Lunch provided to those who respond via email to or by February 10. Noon, Burton 101

Informational meeting Weekly meeting for students interested in studying abroad, including a review of opportunities and procedures, and a question-and-answer period. 4 p.m., Third Floor Resource Room, Clark

Informational meeting Smith TV. 4 p.m., Media Services, Alumnae Gym

Informational meeting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Internship Program 2001 fellows will discuss their internships with this government agency in environmental and marine sciences and policy. Pizza served. Sponsor: Environmental Science and Policy Program. 5:30 p.m., Engineering 102

Meeting Smith Democrats. 6:30 p.m., Davis Downstairs Lounge

CDO Infosession A representative from This Week on Martha's Vineyard, a weekly publication of entertainment events on the island, will discuss summer internships. 7:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Religious Life
Prayer and Possibilities Share faith journeys and a sense of God's presence. Light lunch provided. Sponsor: Lutheran Fellowship. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Service "Invitation to Silence." Take time for reflection, renewal and respite in the quiet of the chapel. Candles available. All welcome. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

Other Events/Activities
Fundraiser "Bag 02 Love," a fundraiser for the Smith College Emergency Medical Services, which will sell Valentine's Day items and deliver them to students' mailboxes on Valentine's Day, February 14. 10:30-2 p.m., Mail Room

Language lunch tables French, Italian. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B

President's open hours First come, first served. 4-5 p.m., College Hall 20

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Kickboxing class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., Ainsworth Gym

Tuesday, February 12


Sigma Xi luncheon talk "Of Mice, Men, and Women: Healing the Weekend and Naïve Warrior." Stylianos Scordilis, biological sciences. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Global issues forum "The Changing Boundaries of Nation and the Masculine in Jewish Israel." Tamar Mayer, geography professor, Middlebury College. Sponsors: International Relations Program; government department; Lecture Committee. Refreshments served. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201*

Panel "The Japanese American Buddhist Experience." Presentations on "Buddhism in Hawaii," by George Tanabe, University of Hawaii; "Buddhism in the Internment Camps," by Duncan Williams, professor of Japanese religions and cultures, Trinity College; and "The Prospects of Pure Land Buddhism," by Taitetsu Unno, professor emeritus of religion. Sponsors: Ada Howe Kent Fund; East Asian studies and religion departments; Asian American studies; Lecture Committee. 7 p.m., College Club, Lower Level*

Five College Geology Lecture "Digging up Dirt on Ancient Climates and Atmospheres: Soils, Paleosols and the Stories They Tell." Claudia I. Mora, geological sciences, University of Tennessee. 7:30 p.m., McConnell Auditorium*

Lecture "Trickster Travels: A 16th-century Muslim Between Worlds." Natalie Zemon Davis, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emerita, Princeton University. The Frank and Lois Green Schwoerer '49 Annual History Lecture. 8 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Performing Arts/Films
Music in the Noon Hour The Muze Jazz Ensemble performs classic jazz, improvisation and modern originals. Daniel Klimoski, reeds; Michele Feldheim, keys; Jimmy Bergoff, bass; and Jeff Nissenbaum, percussion. 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Workshop "The Language and Tools of Entrepreneurship." Lunch provided. Sponsor: Women and Financial Independence. See for more details. Noon, Dewey Common Room

Meeting Campus Climate Working Group. Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

Weight Watchers at Work All welcome. 12:15-1:45 p.m., Wright Common Room*

Meeting Amnesty International.
4:45 p.m., Chapin House

Informational meeting Current sophomores and juniors interested in applying for a student fellowship in the Kahn Institute project for the 2002-03 academic year, "The Question of Reparations: The U.S. Context," should attend. 5 p.m., Kahn Institute Lounge, Neilson

Informational meeting An Arcadia University representative will meet with students interested in studying in Australia, Ireland or the United Kingdom. (See notice, page 3.)
5 p.m., Third Floor Conference Room, Clark

Workshop "PowerPoint for Students." This workshop will cover the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint, as well as more advanced features, such as animation and working with images. Enrollment is limited. To register, send email to ldecarol@email. 7 p.m., Seelye B4

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

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 2/11 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

Meeting Hillel. Noon, Kosher Kitchen, Dawes

Episcopal Fellowship meets for worship, friendship and fun. Eucharist, fellowship and light lunch provided. Students, faculty, staff and friends welcome. Noon, St. John's Episcopal Church Living Room*

Meeting Newman Association.
7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

ECC Bible study Student-led discussion of topics raised by the Sunday morning worship community. Snacks provided. All welcome. 10 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Other Events/Activities
Fundraiser "Bag 02 Love," a fundraiser for the Smith College Emergency Medical Services, which will sell Valentine's Day items and deliver them to students' mailboxes on Valentine's Day, February 14. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Mail Room

Language lunch tables Chinese, German. Noon, Duckett Special Din-ing Rooms A, B (alternate weekly)

Religion lunch Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Pancake supper for Shrove Tuesday (also known as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday), a traditional day of festivities when foods are consumed in preparation for Lent, which begins on February 13. Free; all invited. Sponsors: Ecumenical Christian Community; Newman Association. 5:30-7 p.m., Gamut

S.O.S. community service fair Meet with agency representatives and get information on local volunteer and outreach opportunities. 7 p.m., Davis Ballroom

CDO open hours for library research and browsing. Peer advisers available. 7­9 p.m., CDO, Drew

Basketball v. Springfield. 7 p.m., Ainsworth Gym*

Aerobics class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio

Wednesday, February 13

Literature at Lunch Jefferson Hunter, English, will read love poems. Bring a bag lunch, beverages provided. 12:15 p.m., Wright Hall Common Room

CDO internship panel Students who had health- or science-related internships last summer will discuss how they found their internships and housing, how they handled expenses and combined their internships with summer jobs. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 207

Meeting Smith TV, to discuss new programming. 7 p.m., Media Services, Alumnae Gym

Meeting MassPIRG. 7 p.m., Seelye 310

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 2/11 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

Ecumenical Service Ash Wednesday. Lunch provided. 12:10 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Buddhist meditation and discussion. 7:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

ECC Bible study Student-led discussion of topics raised by the Sunday morning worship community. Snacks provided. All welcome. 10 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Other Events/Activities
Language lunch tables Spanish and Portuguese. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B

Classics lunch Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Kickboxing class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio

Thursday, February 14

Lecture "Entrepreneurship: The Language and Tools of Entrepreneurship." Presentation by a small-business owner with a liberal arts degree and no formal business education, and a business writer. Lunch provided. Sponsor: Women and Financial Independence. Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

Lecture "New Family Narratives: The Transformation of American Families and Assisted Reproductive Technologies." Topics will include issues facing families and clinicians in new approaches to conception and pregnancy. Part of the Smith College School for Social Work's Fall/Winter Speaker Series. 4 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films
Concert Amherst Regional High School Symphonic Orchestra winter concert. Patrick Smith, director. Featuring senior soloists in works by Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Vanhal, Waltz of the Furies, by Nick Juravich, and Danzas de Panama by William Grant. 7:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Theater The Vagina Monologues. A benefit for local agencies working to end violence against women and girls. Tickets: $5, available at the door. 8 p.m., John M. Greene Hall*

Praxis informational meeting Sophomores and juniors are invited to come hear about how to get a $2,000 Praxis stipend to help with expenses related to a summer internship, as well as guidelines, application instructions and information on finding internships. 4:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

CDO infosession The Peace Corps will present information about volunteer opportunities. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 207

S.O.S. meeting Fund drive training dinner for house representatives.
5 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

CDO infosession A representative from Jackson Laboratory, a genetics laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, will discuss research assistant positions. 7:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 2/11 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

Drop-in stress reduction and relaxation class with Hayat Nancy Abuza. Refresh body, mind and spirit. Open to all Five College students, staff and faculty. Sponsor: Office of the Chaplains. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Wright Common Room*

Sahaja Yoga Meditation Open to all religious backgrounds. 7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel*

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship All welcome. 8-9:30 p.m., Wright Common Room

Unitarian Universalists meeting Open to all Five College students and faculty who want to talk, play games and have fun together. 8:30 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Other Events/Activities
Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 7:45-9 a.m., Davis Ballroom

Language lunch tables Korean, Russian. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B (alternate weekly)

Glee Club lunch table Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Valentine's Day Dinner Live music by the Mark Ricker Trio. For reservations, contact the Smith College Club, ext. 2341, (See Notice, page 1.) 5:45 p.m., College Club

Step intervals class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio

Friday, February 15

Chemistry/Biochemistry/Neuroscience lunch chat A departmental seminar for students and faculty. 12:10-1:10 p.m., Burton 101

Performing Arts/Films
Louise Rood Memorial Concert The Johannes Quartet: Robert Chen, violin; Soovin Kim, violin; Choong-Jin Chang, viola; and Peter Stumpf, cello. Tickets (call 585-ARTS): $7, general; $3, students; free to enrolled Smith music students. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Theater Naming the Days. Deborah Lubar, writer, performer; Marianne Lust, director. Lubar performs this one-woman show about three women thrown into close quarters by war, each trying to piece together the broken bits of what their lives have become. Tickets (call 585-ARTS): $12, general; $7, Smith faculty and staff; $5, students. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Meeting Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society. Animé, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy and people who like sci-fi people. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 208

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 2/11 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

Shabbat Services Dinner follows in the Kosher kitchen, Dawes. 5:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room.

Other Events/Activities
Language lunch table Japanese. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room A

Language lunch table Hebrew. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Alumnae Association tea Emerson and Wilson houses are cordially invited to attend. 4 p.m., Alumnae House Living Room

Saturday, February 16

A Tribute to Yusef Lateef A daylong celebration of the renowned saxophonist and pioneering jazz composer who has taught at UMass and Smith, including panel discussions at noon and 2 p.m. and a performance by the Wil Lettman Quintet at 4 p.m. Sponsors: Afro-American studies department; Office of Institutional Diversity. Stoddard Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films
Concert Philadelphia's award-winning gospel singer/songwriter Gabriel Hardeman will return to rock the chapel with his group the Gabriel Hardeman Delegation. 7:30 p.m. Chapel*

Theater Naming the Days. See 2/15 listing. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Other Events/Activities
Skiing Smith Carnival. 10 a.m., Berkshire East*

Sunday, February 17

Performing Arts/Films
Concert A selection of works by Smith composer Ronald Perera, in celebration of his final year of teaching in the music department (see story, page 4). Music faculty and special guests will perform. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Meeting Gaia. 4 p.m., Bass 106

Meeting Smith African Students Association. All welcome. 4 p.m., Mwangi Basement, Lilly

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

Religious Life
ECC Morning worship in the Protestant tradition. 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*

Meeting Smith Baha'i Club. 2 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Roman Catholic Mass Fr. Dan Liston, and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. Dinner follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 4:30 p.m., Chapel*

Other Events/Activities
Skiing Smith Carnival. 10 a.m., Berkshire East*

CDO Open Hours for library research and browsing. Peer advisers available. 1-4 p.m., CDO, Drew


Charles E. Skaggs Collection An exhibition of books and book covers designed by book designer and calligrapher Charles E. Skaggs. Through March 31. Mortimer Rare Book Room Entrance, Neilson Library*

Literated and Write On Multimedia collages of poetry and prose composed by Janice Beetle Scaife's writing classes for elementary and high school students. Composed of paint, decorative paper, fabric, beads and tiles, the compositions are on two four-by-four-foot panels coated with liquid glass. Part of the Museum of Art's exhibition "On the Fence: Public Art in Public Space," which exhibits art on the construction fence surrounding the fine arts center. Friday, February 15, through Thursday, February 28. Fine Arts Center Construction Fence*

The McGrath Collection: Contemporary Book Arts from the Connecticut River Valley A selection of fine press books and ephemera printed by Harold P. McGrath for local artists and publishers. Through March 28. Morgan Gallery (first floor) and Book Arts Gallery (third floor), Neilson Library*

A Space Odyssey 2001 An exhibition of photographic art by Anne Ross '55, featuring her newest digital images that explore the inner work of dream landscapes and surreal places. Exhibit hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Extended through April 5. Alumnae House Gallery*