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Commencement to Feature Present, Future Stars

On Sunday, May 19, when more than 650 Smith students line up to receive their diplomas, they will be joined by seven people -- six of whom will receive honorary degrees -- who have distinguished themselves in their lives and through their outstanding professional service.

The speaker at the 2002 Commencement will be Lani Guinier. The six honorary degree candidates are Anita Hill, Shirley Ann Jackson, Anne C. Martindell, Cynthia Moss '62, Katha Pollitt and Sima Wali.

Lani Guinier, a renowned advocate for social justice and civil rights, is the author of Lift Every Voice, a personal and political memoir. Guinier is the first African-American woman to receive a tenured professorship at Harvard Law School. During the 1980s, she was the head of the Voting Rights program at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, for which she litigated cases throughout the South. She later joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she coauthored a book on women and legal education. Guinier is a graduate of Radcliffe College and Yale University Law School. She received an honorary degree from Smith in 1999.

Anita F. Hill is a professor of social policy, law and women's studies at Heller Graduate School of Brandeis University. Hill's biographical work, Speaking Truth to Power, published in 1997, chronicles her experience as a high-profile witness in the congressional confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a nominee to the court at the time. A graduate of Oklahoma State University and Yale Law School, Hill is the author of articles on international commercial law, bankruptcy and civil rights. She has given numerous presentations on race and gender equality, appearing on television programs such as "Face the Nation," "Meet the Press" and "Good Morning America." Hill has also served as adviser to the chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and was special counsel to the assistant secretary of the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Shirley Ann Jackson, a theoretical physicist, became the 18th president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1999. Before assuming that role, she was appointed by President William Clinton in 1995 to chair the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Jackson has also served as a theoretical physicist at AT&T Bell Laboratories, and professor of theoretical physics at Rutgers University. Jackson is the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate from M.I.T. -- in any subject. She is one of the first two African-American women in the United States to receive a doctorate in physics and last year became the first African-American woman elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Jackson is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Physical Society.

Anne C. Martindell, in a long and varied career in politics, has served as a New Jersey state senator, the director of the federal Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, and from 1979 to 1981 as United States ambassador to New Zealand and Western Samoa. While in the state senate, she chaired the Higher Education Committee and in 1977 was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the Commission to Review Ambassadorial Appointments. At one time a member of Smith's class of 1936, Martindell re-enrolled at Smith in 1999 as an Ada Comstock Scholar. As a graduate in American studies, Martindell, will be the first Smith graduate to simultaneously receive undergraduate and honorary degrees.

Cynthia Moss, a former journalist with Newsweek, is director of the Amboseli Elephant Research Project in Kenya, Africa. She has spent more than three decades studying the ecology and social behavior of a population of approximately 1,000 African elephants in Amboseli National Park. Her work is the longest study of individually known elephants and one of the longest studies of individually known mammals in the world. She has increased scientific understanding of the elephant through her own research, while increasing public awareness through her writing, speaking and documentaries. Moss has received grants for her research from the African Wildlife Leadership Foundation, the Merlin Foundation and the New York Zoological Society, and in 2001, she received a MacArthur Fellowship. Moss' book Portraits in the Wild: Behaviour Studies of East African Mammals was nominated for the American Book Award for best science paperback in 1982.

Katha Pollitt, a columnist, is well known for her sharp and provocative analyses of popular culture and politics. She has written for The Nation since 1980; her 1992 essay on the culture wars, "Why We Read: Canon to the Right of Me" won the National Magazine Award for essays and criticism. She is also considered among the most promising American poets of recent decades, with work appearing in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Antaeus, and other publications. For her poetry, she has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her 1982 book Antarctic Traveler won the National Book Critics Award. She has also won the Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets, in 1984; and the Arvon Foundation Prize from Observer, in 1986.

Sima Wali is president and CEO of Refugee Women in Development, Inc., an international institution focusing on women in conflict and post-conflict reintegration issues. She is a native of Afghanistan and played a key role in the negotiations establishing the current interim government of that country, and championed the inclusion of women in the cabinet. She advocates nationally and internationally for uprooted women and girls whose rights have been violated as refugees and internally displaced people. Wali is the recipient of Amnesty International's third annual Ginetta Sagan Fund Award in 1999 in recognition of her work.

What Could Possibly Be Next?

When she was an 18-year-old Smith sophomore, Anne C. Martindell was ordered by her father to quit college to avoid becoming too educated and reducing her chances of finding a suitable husband.

That was in 1934.

"I told my father, who was a judge, that I wanted to major in government and go to law school," said Martindell in an interview with the Princeton Packet. "He told me no man in his right mind would want to marry me."

So she left college and found a husband, raised four children and served in New Jersey state, then national and international politics (see story above). But through all the years and all her roles, both professional and familial, Martindell always intended to return to college. "I always wanted to finish my degree," she said. "I don't like unfinished business."

In 1999, Martindell returned to Smith to complete the degree she'd started nearly seven decades ago. When she walks across the stage and receives her undergraduate degree in American studies at this year's Commencement ceremony on May 19, Martindell will become the first Smith graduate to simultaneously receive an honorary degree.

Her plans don't stop there. After a life of motherhood, community service, teaching, politics and international diplomacy, and now higher education, she's considering graduate school. As she told the Princeton Packet: "That would be a good ticket to a job, I suppose."

Students Work, Live, Learn About Life

While a large percentage of Smith students opt to spend their junior years studying at other institutions in the United States and abroad, Jen Vuona '02 decided her junior year would be better spent as an intern.

But not just any intern. As a participant in Smith's Picker Program in Washington, D.C., Vuona spent the fall semester of her junior year working on the logistics, guest lists, planning and greeting of celebrities at White House social events. As an intern in the White House Social Office, Vuona helped "prepare for official and nonofficial White House events, any party or major event the Clintons were having," she says. Sometimes she coordinated with the U.S. Secret Service. Other times she informed celebrity guests of White House protocol. The job "taught me how to work closely with people all day long, seven days a week, in a high-stress environment where there were a lot of deadlines," she says.

For some students, an internship is one of the most important experiences of their Smith careers, offering opportunities to experience real life outside the classroom. And with the help of Praxis, the college's vast alumnae network and individual curiosity, creativity and drive, students here are increasingly landing exciting internships across the country and around the world.

Vuona, a government major who also studies Italian, went on to combine another internship with living abroad. She spent the spring semester (and part of the following summer) as an intern in the public affairs department at the American embassy in Rome. "I got to travel with the diplomats and see all the interesting things America does abroad," she explains.

Katie Shows '02 also turned her internship into a chance to live and study abroad. After studying in Cuba during her junior year, she wanted to remain in a Spanish-speaking environment. So for the following summer she took a job with El Sol de Toluca, a Mexican newspaper, writing articles, translating headlines and selecting articles from an international database. "I enjoyed the responsibility and the access to information I received being in a different country," she says. "I wasn't just making copies and getting coffee. I learned a lot not only about the way a newspaper is operated, but also about international politics, which is my field of study."

After spending a semester doing museum research with Smith's Smithsonian Program, Toni Hartley '02 decided that while she loved research, she wanted to try it in a different arena. Hartley applied to "The Charlie Rose Show," a late-night PBS program which she watches avidly. She was hired and got the opportunity to do some interesting -- if not essential -- research:

"The researchers would say, 'Give me everything you can find about Robert de Niro and the film,'" she explains, "and I would go to the library and research him. Working for Charlie Rose definitely showed me all the research and teamwork that goes into a one-hour segment of Charlie talking to Katie Couric. That one hour might have taken two weeks of preparation."

An American studies major and a film studies minor, Hartley supplemented her work on "The Charlie Rose Show" with a job at a documentary company in SoHo, New York's art district. "It was a whirlwind, exciting summer," she adds.

Malona Voigt '02 is also interested in filmmaking and documentary work. But she spent her internship pursuing her passions in a more roundabout way. During her month of work with a German doctor in Nepal, Voigt spent most of her time at a hospital, translating documents and shooting photographs and video footage of plastic and reconstructive surgery on impoverished burn victims for the public relations department there. "Documenting all this with my camera greatly inspired me and reinforced earlier decisions to become a filmmaker, and to speak for people who are not able to speak for themselves," Voigt says.

Like many Smith students who have served in internships around the world, Voigt learned more than she'd thought possible. "My time in Nepal absolutely broke the boundary of my expectations in a fascinating and positive way," she concludes.

For sophomores and juniors interested in obtaining a $2,000 Praxis stipend for a summer internship, a CDO-Praxis informational meeting will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 25, in Neilson Browsing Room.

More Prize Competitions

Below are the descriptions of three prizes not associated with specific academic departments at Smith. All materials for the applications for the following prizes must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, to Sue Briggs, College Hall 21. Prize recipients will be announced at the Last Chapel Awards convocation, on Saturday, May 18, and all prize winners will be published in the Last Chapel program.

Complete descriptions of all competition prizes for this year, including deadlines for submitting material, are available on the Web at

For more information on the following prizes, contact Sue Briggs at ext. 4903.

The David Burres Memorial Law Prize was established in 1985 by family and friends of Burres, an attorney who encouraged the entry of women into the legal profession. The prize, to be used toward first-year tuition, is awarded annually to a graduating senior or alumna who has been accepted to law school. (Entrance may be deferred; the prize will be held until needed.) Preference is given to students aspiring to practice law in the public interest rather than for private gain, in memory of Burres's work for the disfranchised and in the area of civil liberties. Need is a factor but the prize is not restricted to students on financial aid. Applicants should submit a statement of professional intentions along with a statement of where they have been accepted for law school and whether they will be receiving financial aid, and two letters of reference. The statement of professional intentions should explain what area of public law the student is interested in, why it interests her, what she might bring to it and some background about events, large or small, that influenced her decision to pursue law, and in particular, public interest law. If the personal statement written for law school applications addresses what is asked for, it may be submitted as this component of the application for the Burres Prize. A committee will review applications and notification will be made by the end of April.

The Barbara Jordan Prize for Study of Law or Public Policy was established in 1989 to encourage African-American women to pursue careers in law and public policy, after the example of Texas Congresswoman Barbara Jordan (1936­1996). The prize is available to students and alumnae who have at least applied for admission to law school or a graduate program in public policy. Prize funds may be used to help prepare for admission (e.g., for LSAT coaching, for application costs, internships, travel to interviews) or may be applied toward academic loan forgiveness. Funds may also be held for later use to help meet the costs of tuition and books. Applicants should submit evidence that they have been or are likely to be accepted to a school of law or a graduate program of public policy, along with a statement of professional intentions that explains why they are interested in pursuing a career in law or public policy, some of the events in their lives that led to the decisions and career plans, and also describes how the prize funds will be used. Also, submit two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a Smith faculty member.

The Ruth Dietrich Tuttle '09 Prize for International Relations, Peace Studies or Race Relations was established in 1985 as an award for achievement and to support plans for further study, work or research in international relations, peace studies or race relations. Tuttle and her family had a lifelong interest and involvement in these areas following their years of residence in China and the establishment of an international import business. Trained as a psychiatric social worker, Tuttle added to that career a lifelong commitment and involvement in the field of international relations. The prize, in the amount of $1,500, is for use in 2001­02 or 2002­03. Smith undergraduate students of any nationality who have done substantial academic work or have had relevant experience in any of these areas are eligible. Preference is given to seniors, who are eligible as long as they have not enrolled in graduate school. To apply, students must complete an application, which includes the name of the project supervisor and a description of the project. In addition, two letters of recommendation must be submitted.


Will return.

Longtime Faculty Member Passes Away

Ronald R. Macdonald, professor of English language and literature, died at his home on March 8. Macdonald, 58, was a member of the Smith faculty for 31 years and had been named the Katherine Engel lecturer for 2002­03. In a tribute to Macdonald's deep appreciation of the beauty of the Smith campus, his colleagues will donate a memorial bench in his honor to be placed overlooking Paradise Pond. Anyone who wishes to contribute to this effort may send donations to Cindy Furtek, Wright Hall 130. A memorial service for Macdonald was held on March 13.

Mahnaz Mahdavi, associate professor of economics and director of the Women and Financial Independence Program, was invited to Washington, D.C., as one of 200 public delegates to the National Summit on Retirement Savings, which took place from February 27 to March 1. The public delegates joined 100 congressional delegates at the summit. United States Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, the event organizer, challenged the delegates to "draw from their diverse expertise in developing strategies that encourage people to save for retirement through retirement plans and personal savings." Topics of discussion included ways to educate and motivate Americans to plan and save for retirement. Delegates were appointed either by President Bush and Republican leaders in Congress, or by Democrat leaders in Congress.

John Risley, assistant coach of the Smith Ski Team, joined more than a thousand skiing enthusiasts at the recent Winter Olympic Games, where he helped to hand-groom the slopes used by the men's and women's Olympic ski teams. Risley and other volunteers spent much of their two weeks in Utah shoveling and raking new snow as part of an effort to maintain an even two inches of snow across the 1.75-mile downhill ski course. An avid skier since his introduction to the sport at age 4, Risley has skied competitively with the U.S. Ski and Snowboarding Association since 1977.

Ann Arnett Ferguson, associate professor of Afro-American studies and women's studies, recently received a Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award for her book Bad Boys: Public Schools in the Making of Black Masculinity, published in 2000. The award, given annually by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights, commends works that increase understanding of the causes of bigotry and present alternative options for creating greater social equality. Founded in 1984 in conjunction with the Boston University School of Social Work, the Gustavus Myers Center works to promote living out diversity equitably. Ferguson's book uses a study of daily interactions between school personnel and elementary students to investigate why African-American males are disproportionately the targets of school discipline and suspension.

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


MCAS Tutors Needed
Hampshire Community Action Commission and Smith Vocational School in Northampton are partnering in an effort to find Smith students, faculty members and emeriti to volunteer as tutors in math and science for a group of students facing their last chance to pass the MCAS test, which is required for high school graduation. If interested, contact Beth Caton at 582-4245, ext. 163.

Quit Smoking Support Group
Do you need some help in setting a quit date or support in staying quit? Come to a drop-in meeting every Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. in the Women's Resource Center on the third floor of Davis. If that time is not convenient but you'd still like some help quitting, consult for online assistance. For one-on-one help, call health services at ext. 2824 or 2823 to schedule an appointment.

Route 66 Reconstruction
The long-planned reconstruction of Route 66 (also known as West Street from the traffic signal on Elm Street going west past Forbes Library, Garrison Hall, the Smith College Parking Facility, ITT, Physical Plant and the riding stables) will begin soon and continue through the fall. One lane will be open at all times; access to the parking garage and Green Street will be maintained throughout the project. Construction hours will be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. with no work anticipated on weekends. Construction will include extensive water and sewer repairs as well as repaving.

Adopt-a-Planter Program
To apply for a chance to receive a planter through the Botanic Garden's Adopt-a-Planter program, consult For the chosen applicants, the Botanic Garden will purchase, design and plant the planters; building occupants will water and care for their sponsored planters. Because care of the planters is required from mid-May until the first hard frost, chosen buildings are limited to those staffed year-round. The "winners" are chosen from among applicants based on the location of the building in relation to other plantings, the potential numbers of viewers and the commitment of employees in the building.

Smith Summer Employment
The Office of Human Resources is accepting applications for summer employment, including custodial, grounds, general maintenance and kitchen jobs, in the Physical Plant, Residence and Dining Services and the Botanic Garden. All positions are for 40 hours a week (Monday through Friday) in various shifts. Applicants must be: Smith students or dependents of Smith employees (faculty and staff); at least 16 years old by June 10; returning to school full time in the fall; and available to work through the end of August (some work is available after August). Applications are available at the Office of Human Resources, 30 Belmont Avenue, the circulation desk at Neilson Library, the College Club and the front desk of the physical plant. Completed applications must be submitted to the Office of Human Resources by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 1. Priority will be given first to returning workers from last summer, then to Smith students and college-age dependents, and finally to high-school-aged dependents. A wait list will be started for applicants who are not placed initially. All summer employees will be considered "returning workers" next year and receive priority in filling future positions. For more information, contact Serena Harris, ext. 2289,

Faculty and Staff

Summer Coed Softball
Smith will again enter a team in the Northampton Recreation Department's coed summer softball league. The team will play in the C division, so great ability and years of experience are not required. Women are especially needed. Practice will begin in late April, and the 16-game season will run from early May to early August. Games will be played weekday evenings and Sundays; team members should be committed to attending as many games as possible. Rosters are limited to 20 players (10 women and 10 men). If interested, contact Jim Montgomery, ext. 2921,


Final Examinations
Information concerning scheduled and unscheduled exams is posted online at and on official bulletin boards in Clark Science Center, and in Seelye and Wright halls. Self-scheduled examinations will be distributed during three periods, on May 7, 8 and 9, and during two periods on May 10. Note: There will be no examination period on the evening of Friday, May 10. Students should check the schedule of exams carefully and report any conflicts to the registrar's office immediately. Examinations cannot be repeated and will be failed by default if missed through carelessness.

Be a Junior Usher
Juniors, do you want to stay for Commencement? Be a Junior Usher. Responsibilities include helping with the Senior Ball, ceremoniously carrying the ivy chain in the Ivy Day parade and participating in Commencement and other events during Senior Week. The job includes free housing. If interested, contact Rye Zemelsky, ext. 6938,

Master Tutors Needed
Are you looking for a job that's good for you, your résumé and Smith College? Tutorial services at the Jacobson Center is seeking master tutors for 2002-03 to provide individual and group tutoring in chemistry, biology, economics, engineering, French and Spanish. Master tutors will work between six and 10 hours a week (depending on the subject). Candidates should be prepared to tutor introductory-level courses in their subject. The ability to tutor upper-level courses is a plus. The job pays $7.45 an hour. For more information or a job description and application, contact Leslie Hoffman, coordinator of tutorial services, ext. 3056 or 3057, or The deadline for first consideration is Friday, April 12.

Fall 2002 Registration
The spring advising and registration period will take place from Monday, April 1, through Friday, April 12. Students will receive registration instructions in their mailboxes. Registration will take place online and students should contact their advisers for appointments. All registrations must be completed by April 12.

Rotary Scholarship
Applications are now being accepted for the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, which covers all costs to study abroad in 2003-04. The scholarship is open to sophomores, juniors and se-niors. For information, consult and contact Don Andrew at The application deadline is Monday, April 15.

Fox-Boorstein Fellowship
The Fox-Boorstein International Internship Fellowship of between $300 and $1,000, made possible by a bequest to Smith, is intended to support Smith students working at summer internships in international organizations (governmental or nongovernmental, profit or nonprofit). Open to all students, the fellowship is administered by the government department. Applications are available in Wright Hall 15 and should be submitted there by Friday, April 12.

Get Out and Vote
On Tuesday, April 9, there will be a special election for state representative, First Hampshire District, which has been unrepresented for nine months. We need to have our community represented; get out and vote. For more information, contact Becca at ext. 6312 or

IES Summer Scholarships
See the world with IES. The Institution for the International Education of Students, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing outstanding study-abroad programs for American college students, is accepting applications for scholarships that will pay between $500 and $1,000 toward one of nine IES summer study-abroad programs. Scholarship recipients can take coursework in a variety of disciplines in programs in Beijing, Dublin, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Paris, Salamanca and Tokyo. To be eligible, students must: meet the requirements for, and be enrolled in, one of the IES summer programs; demonstrate financial need; and complete a financial aid form on the IES Web site, For more information, consult

Leanna Brown '56 Fellowship
This fellowship of up to $1,000, made possible by the generosity of Leanna Brown's father, Harold Young, is intended to support Smith students working at summer internships in state or local government or in organizations (governmental or nongovernmental) focused on issues of concern to women. Open to all students, the fellowship is administered by the government department. Applications are available in Wright Hall 15 and should be submitted there by Friday, April 12.

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,

Poetry Center Jobs
The Poetry Center at Smith College is accepting applications for student internships for 2002-03, as well as for a part-time summer research position. Duties include writing publicity, ordering flowers, choosing poems, designing and distributing posters and stuffing boxes. Candidates must have an exuberant interest in poetry, strong writing and design skills, creativity, initiative and an ability to meet deadlines; computer design experience is a plus. Note: these are paid internships and students need not be work-study eligible. Send a cover letter and résumé, by Friday, March 29, to Ellen Watson, 108 Pierce Hall.

SSAS Grant Deadline
The deadline for Smith Students' Aid Society (SSAS) summer study applications is Monday, April 15. Applications are available at the CDO, and the offices of the Class Deans, Ada Comstock Scholars Program and Student Affairs. Return completed applications to the class deans' office. Call Anne White, ext. 2577 or, with questions. The SSAS also provides grants for emergency medical needs and has a special grant for seniors called Beyond Smith. Descriptions of SSAS grants and their requirements are listed on the back of the application.

Fellowships Info Session
A fellowships informational session will take place on Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in Wright Auditorium. Fellowship advisers will be available for breakout consultations. Fellowships offer amazing benefits, paying recipients to learn while opening doors to fascinating opportunities. The sooner you begin working toward a fellowship, the better chance you have. Don't miss this session.

Summer Grants Deadline
The deadline for submitting grant funding requests for summer study or projects abroad is April 15. Grant request forms are available in the Office for International Study, Clark Hall, third floor.

Cycles Survey Reminder
To all students asked to participate in the Cycles Survey: please complete the survey; it's your best chance to make your opinions heard. Instructions are on the survey form, but contact the Office of Institutional Research, ext. 3021, with questions.

Study Skills Workshops
The remaining study-skills workshops in the Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning series are "Where Does the Time Go? Time Management Techniques," on Wednesday, March 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; and "Preparing for Exams," on Wednesday, April 24, 3-4 p.m. To register (required), sign up in the Study Skills Workshops notebook at the center, in Seelye 307, or call ext. 3056. Individual counseling is also available; to schedule an appointment, contact Leslie Hoffman, coordinator of tutorial services, at ext. 3056 or 3037.

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 once a certain number of students has registered. Call ext. 2840 with questions or to register. Sponsored by health services.

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, March 25

Lecture "Aural Oases: Musical Representation of Nature." Christopher Krueger, music and dance, UMass, and concert flutist. Part of LSS 100: Issues in Landscape Studies. 2:40 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Lecture Melissa Marshall, a disabilities civil rights lawyer, will speak about employment rights under the Disabilities Services Act. 3 p.m., Wright Common Room

Chaired Professor Lecture "Marriage, Divorce, the Aeneid: Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon, and a Manuscript of Motets." Richard Sherr, Caroline L. Wall '27 Professor of Music. Reception follows in Seelye 207. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Lecture "Rwanda: Memory and Reconciliation After Genocide." Charles Ntampaka, Université de Namur, Belgium, former secretary general of the Association Rwandaise pour la Defense des Droits de l'Homme. Ntampaka is a specialist on law and society in the Great Lakes Region of central Africa, who has focused his research on international criminal law and the legal response of the international community to the Rwandan genocide. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Informational session 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 Hall

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

Meeting GAIA. Environmental activism for the Smith campus. 4:15 p.m., Women's Resource Center, Third Floor, Davis

Informational session for sophomores and juniors. Learn how to get a Praxis stipend of $2,000 to help with expenses related to a summer internship. Guidelines, application instructions and information on finding internships will be presented. 4:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Meeting MassPIRG intern class. 4:45 p.m., Seelye 310

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

Meeting Smith Alliance for Low-Income Students. Discuss plans for the semester and provide support for students interested in class issues. 7:30 p.m., Hopkins House

Meeting Student Labor Action Coalition. 9 p.m., Women's Resource Center, Davis

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

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, March 26

Sigma Xi luncheon talk "Examining Fears of Public Speaking Through Teaching and Research." Patty DiBartolo, psychology. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture "Sober Landscapes: Nature and the City in 1920s Germany." William Rollins, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. 1:30 p.m., Wright Common Room

Lecture "Women in Buddhism and the Problem of Reinstating the Order of Nuns." Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Buddhist nun, founding member of Sakyadhita: International Association of Buddhist Women, winner of the Jacob Peace Award, and assistant professor of theology, University of San Diego. Sponsors: Ada Howe Kent Fund; East Asian and Women's Studies programs; religion department; Lecture Committee. 5 p.m., Seelye 201*

The 44th Annual Katharine Asher Engel Lecture "A Botanical Triptych." Philip D. Reid, Louise C. Harrington Professor of Botany. Reception follows at the Smith College Club. 5 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Lecture "The Woman in the Shaman's Body: Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine." Barbara Tedlock, anthropology, State University of New York at Buffalo, and research associate, School of American Research. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Performing Arts/Films
Music in the Noon Hour "The Legend of Orpheus III: Orpheus With His Lute." Different settings of Orpheus with his lute from Shakespeare's Henry VIII, including the premiere of a work by Rebecca Raymond '02. Part of the music department's series exploring the Orpheus legend in music. 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

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

Job search workshop for seniors. Strategize your job search by learning to uncover and target the hidden job market, research employers, network with alumnae and use the CDO's online resources. 4 p.m., CDO Group Room, Drew

Meeting Keystone. 4 p.m., Wright Common Room

Quit smoking support group Drop in for inspiration to quit. For other "quit-smoking" resources, call health services, ext. 2824, or consult 4:15 p.m., Women's Resource Center, Davis Center

Presentation of the major and minor Psychology. Refreshments served. 4:30 p.m., McConnell Foyer

Presentation of the major Mathematics. 5 p.m., Math Forum, Burton Third Floor

Meeting Amnesty International.
5 p.m., Lamont House

CDO workshop Finding Internships. Learn how to find an internship in your choice of field and location. 7 p.m., CDO, Drew

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

Meeting MassPIRG Arctic/Energy campaign. New members welcome. 7:30 p.m., Wright 232

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 3/25 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

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

Meeting Keystone. 4­5:30 p.m., Wright Common Room

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
Daffodil Day Pick-up day for students, faculty and staff who are receiving daffodil bouquets as part of the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Day program. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gamut

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

Religion lunch table Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

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. 7-9 p.m., CDO

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

Wednesday, March 27

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

Literature at Lunch Floyd Cheung, English, will read Seventeen Syllables by Hisaye Yamamoto. Beverages provided; bring a bag lunch. 12:15 p.m., Wright Common Room

CDO résumé workshop Tips, strategies and some assistance. 4 p.m., CDO, Drew

Presentation of the major Physics. 4 p.m., McConnell 301

Presentation of the major French. 4:15 p.m., Wright Common Room

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

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 3/25 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

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

Passover First Seder 6 p.m., Amherst College

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

Lecture "The Eucharist." Fr. Peter E. Fink, S.J., theology, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 7:30 p.m., 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

Softball vs. Westfield State. 4 p.m., Athletic Field*

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

Social events coordinator dinner 5:45 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room C

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

Thursday, March 28

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture "What Do Literary Critics Do? Reflections From a Classicist's Perspective." Andrew Ford, classics, Princeton University. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture "The Importance of Art and the Learning Disabled." Martha Bushey, reading specialist and researcher, and Patricia Keyes, former educational director, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College. 3:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Lecture "Wrath, Order, Paradise: Poet Writes Back to Dante." Mary Baine Campbell, English, Brandeis University. Sponsor: medieval studies. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201*

Lecture "Reasoning and Mental Content." Paul Boghossian, philosophy, New York University. Sponsor: philosophy department. 5 p.m., Dewey Common Room*

Lecture "Recovering the Old Ways: A Personal Journey Through Cree History and Spiritual Tradition." Cree Tom Ladoceur will speak about the origins of the Cree people and their spiritual traditions, the attempted destruction of those traditions by colonial institutions and the modern resurgence of Native spiritual practices. Part of the Kahn Institute project "Religious Tolerance and Intolerance in Ancient and Modern Worlds." 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture "Brendan Behan and the Beats: On James Bond, Atomic Bombs and Cold War Sexualities." Stephen Watt, Irish and cultural studies, Indiana University. 7:30 p.m., Alumnae House Living Room

Performing Arts/Films
Film Weekly showing of animé, Japanese animation. 7 p.m., McConnell B05*

Meeting MassPIRG. All welcome. 4:45 p.m., Seelye 301

Presentation of the major East Asian studies. A new major in East Asian studies will be inaugurated in the 2002­03 academic year. Students are no longer required to propose a self-designed major and may submit a declaration of major form with the approval of a designated adviser. Join us for information and refreshments. 5 p.m., Seelye 207

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 3/25 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

Drop-in stress reduction and relaxation class with guest teacher Margi Gregory '67. Recover your smile, enhance well-being. Open to all Five College students, staff and faculty. Sponsor: Office of the Chaplains. 4:30­5:30 p.m., Wright Common Room*

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper and installation of Eucharistic ministers. Fr. Peter E. Fink, S.J., celebrant. 5:15 p.m., Chapel

Passover Seder 6 p.m., Field House

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

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

Ecumenical Christian Church Maundy Thursday service with Holy Communion and foot washing, led by the Rev. Dr. Leon Tilson Burrows, Protestant chaplain. 10 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

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

Friday, March 29

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

Performing Arts/Films
Concert Students will present informal voice recitals. 7 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage*

Concert Erin Keefe, violin, the 2001­02 Smith Music Series Emerging Artist. A fourth-year violin student at Philadelphia's prestigious Curtis Institute of Music who made her Kennedy Center debut in 1994 as a member of the National Guild Youth Orchestra, Keefe is a founding member of the Delancey Quartet. Tickets (585-ARTS): $7, general; $3, children/students/seniors. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Jittery's Live presents Traveling Matt with Dr. Awkward. Grab your friend and come on over for an evening of original music and fun. Sponsor: Smith Life and Learning.
8 p.m., Davis First Floor

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 3/25 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

Muslim services Congregational pra-yer preceded by lunch. Noon, Chapel

Good Friday Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion. Fr. Peter E. Fink, S.J., celebrant. 5:15 p.m., Chapel

Passover 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

Saturday, March 30

Workshop "Your Career: The Future by Design or the Past by Default." Tony Smith, internationally known presenter and father of Geneva Smith '04. Smith students, alums and community members are invited to this workshop about how to create the future they want. Refreshments served. 9 a.m.-Noon, CDO, Drew*

Religious Life
The Easter Vigil Includes the service of light and the blessing of the fire, The Liturgy of the Word, The Litany of Saints, the blessing of water and renewal of baptismal promises, and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Easter reception follows in Bodman Lounge. 8 p.m., Chapel

Other Events/Activities
Tennis vs. Mount Holyoke. 10 a.m., Tennis Courts

Softball vs. Wheaton; doubleheader. Noon, Athletic Field*

Lacrosse vs. Wheaton. 1 p.m., Athletic Field*

Tennis vs. Brandeis. 2 p.m., Tennis Courts

Sunday, March 31

Performing Arts/Films
Piano recital Romanian pianist Toma Popovici, a master's candidate at Boston University and winner of many prizes and awards, will perform music by Brahms, Enescu and Ravel. 4 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

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

Religious Life
Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service This service will join Helen Hills Hills Chapel with First Churches, Edwards Congregational Church and Christ United Methodist Church of Northampton. Coffee and pastries served in the Field House following the service. 6 a.m., Athletic Field (adjacent to the Field House)*

Easter Sunday Mass of the Resurrection Fr. Peter E. Fink, S.J., celebrant. 9 a.m., Chapel

Easter Service of Celebration and Holy Communion Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Leon Tilson Burrows and special music by a local brass choir and student soloists. Easter brunch will be served in Bodman Lounge following the service. 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. 4 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Other Events/Activities
CDO open hours for library research and browsing. Peer advisers available. 1-4 p.m., CDO


Bug Box Opus, a three-by-eight-foot multi-image, high-color banner created by Sherid Adams, on exhibit on the Elm Street side of the fence surrounding the Smith College Fine Arts Center. An experimenter and theorist, Adams is the inventor of the Environmental Palette, a device that creates spontaneous compositions through random events. Part of "On the Fence, Public Art in Public Space." Through March 30. Fine Arts Center Construction Fence*

The Coaster Project: Destination, The World, an installation composed of 99 hand-made coasters designed by artists from around the globe for the TransCultural Exchange, an international artists collaborative, on exhibit on the Elm Street side of the fence surrounding the Fine Arts Center. Arranged by Roger Boyce, assistant professor of art and a contributor to The Coaster Project, the installation will be on view for one day only, on Monday, April 1. Coasters will then be given to La Veracruzana Mexican Restaurant for distribution to the public, on Thursday, April 4. Part of "On the Fence, Public Art in Public Space." Similar installations of The Coaster Project occur around the world through May 19. View coasters online at
project/artistpages/index.htm. Fine Arts Center Construction Fence*

Staff Picks: Favorite Photographs from the Sophia Smith Collection A display of 166 personal favorites picked from among the tens of thousands of historical photographs in the renowned collection. Some taken as early as the 1840s, the photos, by professional photographers and talented amateurs, depict important events, life in distant places, spectacular costumes, appalling working and living conditions and everyday activities. Through August. Sophia Smith Collection, Alumnae Gym*

Staff Visions The annual exhibition, featuring artwork by 33 staff members working in media including photography, oil, watercolor, pastel, pencil, porcelain, paper, jewelry and mixed. Through March 29. Book Arts Gallery, Third Floor, Neilson Library*

Women's Health Time Capsule exhibit. This table-top display portrays a women's health timeline and reflects the message of the Women's Health Time Capsule, which was created by the Office on Women's Health of the federal Department of Health and Human Services to celebrate the office's tenth anniversary and the progress of women's health during the 20th century. For more information about the Women's Health Time Capsule, consult On display March 25-31. McConnell Foyer*

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*

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*