News for the Smith College Community //April 18, 2002

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After Hard Life, Success at Smith

By Anne Noyes '02

Oeuy Lip-Ross, a custodian in the physical plant, smiles warmly and easily, but her deep, steady gaze suggests the harsh reality of her past.

As a 17-year-old refugee in the late 1970s, fleeing the Khmer Rouge and her native Cambodia, Lip-Ross had seen and experienced more suffering and hardship than her ready smile now reveals. Her village in Cambodia was burned to the ground by Khmer Rouge soldiers. Later, she and her family narrowly avoided a massacre at a refugee camp on the Thailand border.

Still, despite the danger she's escaped and the destruction she's seen, Lip-Ross considers herself among the fortunate. After escaping to a United Nations refugee camp in Thailand in 1980, Lip-Ross and her family eventually came to settle in Western Massachusetts.

Miraculously, and by a more circuitous path, so did Lip-Ross' cousin, Oul Chham, who also escaped Cambodia after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime. Chham, who is a dining room assistant in Talbot House, has worked with residence and dining services for 13 years.

Lip-Ross and Chham consider themselves lucky, knowing many others weren't as fortunate. Between 1975 and 1979, the Khmer Rouge reign of terror claimed the lives of an estimated two million Cambodians -- almost 20 percent of the country's population. Led by the infamous Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge attempted to mold Cambodia into an agrarian, communist utopia. As part of its plan, the oppressive regime evacuated the capital, Phnom Penh, and other major cities, and city dwellers were resettled as laborers in rural villages. Money and private property were abolished, and often people who were educated, wealthy or "too urban" were systematically killed.

Under the Khmer Rouge, Lip-Ross explains, "We worked in the rice fields. They get you up at three o'clock in the morning to go to work; work until the sun come down. No pay, and they only give you a little food to eat." Those who could not work had their clothes taken away and their food withheld, she says. "You cannot refuse to work. You have to work."

Chham explains that in the late 1970s and early '80s, she and her family spent nearly six years in refugee camps in Thailand and the Philippines. During that time, the family moved from camp to camp in search of better living conditions. Getting food and water was a daily struggle.

One of the camps had no water at all. "It was so hot, really dry and so crowded," Chham recounts. Thai soldiers routinely beat the refugees. At another camp, Chham says refugees were killed when fighting broke out between Vietnamese and Khmer Rouge soldiers. And at a third camp, the contaminated water made Chham so sick that her husband worried she would die -- until aid workers took her and her family to a better camp to be treated.

In 1985, Chham's family finally received approval to migrate to the United States. "Its not easy to come [to the U.S.] at all," Chham notes. Her family's first application was rejected because, she says, an Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) interviewer assumed they were lying about the atrocities they'd described. "[The INS officials] didn't believe it could happen," she says.

In Western Massachusetts, Chham and Lip-Ross have seized the chance to start over and succeed in their new country. At first, Lip-Ross worked seven days a week in a factory while Chham labored on a local farm and cared for her four children. "I worked all the time," Lip-Ross remembers of those years. "It was hard work."

"[Other farm workers] looked at us like we were crazy because we work so hard," adds Chham. But as she notes, after years of forced labor during the Khmer Rouge regime, the cousins had become accustomed to strenuous work.

These days, the cousins' schedules have lightened up only slightly from their early days in this country. At 42, Lip-Ross stays trim and energetic with daily sessions of swimming, weight training and scaling the climbing wall in Ainsworth gym before starting work at 3 p.m. "I work 40 hours [per week] plus any overtime I can take, and I go around and clean people's houses and yards," she declares, adding that she never calls in sick.

Education is a priority for both women and their families. Immediately after arriving in the area, Chham and Lip-Ross started ESL classes at Smith. Three times a week, Lip-Ross takes a writing and reading class here. Impressively, all of Lip-Ross' six brothers have graduated from UMass, and both of Chham's sons are enrolled there.

In another telling sign of the women's success, Chham's daughter, Ateth Siv '05, enrolled at Smith last fall from Easthampton High School after receiving early acceptance and recruitment to the basketball team. Ateth, who has always excelled in school and set high goals for herself, according to Chham, aspires to a career in medicine. Meanwhile, Lip-Ross has already started college funds for her two young children.

Looking back on the ordeal of her earlier life, Chham wonders how she managed to survive and eventually build a new life in America. "I don't know what I'm doing," she says of her years spent laboring for the Khmer Rouge and waiting in refugee camps. "I just do it. When you think back [you ask yourself], 'My God, how did I do it?'"

As for Lip-Ross, the answer is simple and pragmatic. "I just keep working," she says with a shrug. She's already saved nearly enough to fulfill her dream of retiring in Florida.

She grins at that thought and her eyes sparkle with excitement. Still, beneath the gleam in her eyes that modern comfort and a new, successful life have allowed, a hint of her unforgiving past remains.

Sept. 11 Fund Gets Winter Party Savings

Last October, the Winter Party planning committee was in the midst of deciding upon a theme for the 2001 gala, which takes place each December in the Indoor Track and Tennis Facility.

Only weeks removed from the jolting attacks of September 11 on the United States, and with daily news pouring in about the numbers of victims and the astronomical price of the cleanup, it occurred to the committee members that the money earmarked for a party theme might be better spent elsewhere

So the committee decided to cut back on spending for the party and to donate the money saved to the September 11 Fund, a joint endeavor established by the United Way of New York City and the New York Community Trust. The fund contributes money to victims of the attacks, their families and the communities affected, as well as to the recovery effort.

Shelly Lazarus, chair of Smith's Board of Trustees and chief executive officer of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, is a member of the board of the September 11 Fund.

The suggestion came from Louise Barden, secretary to the Smith Board of Trustees, who co-chaired the Winter Party planning committee. "It was a unanimous decision by the faculty and staff councils," says Meg Averill, secretary to the president, and the other committee cochair, of the vote to donate the party savings.

The Smith community still had its party, on December 15, with a simpler theme, and it was another successful event. But more importantly, as a result of the committee's savings, the college set aside $4,219.53 to be contributed to the September 11 Fund. The money was recently approved to be donated to the fund by acting president John Connolly.

"I think, for the committee, it's very satisfying," attests Averill. "We were able to save the money and mount a successful party for everyone. People were able to enjoy themselves -- no less than in other years."

To date, the September 11 Fund has granted more than $230 million to victims and communities affected by the attacks and to the recovery effort at Ground Zero. For more information on the fund or to donate, consult http://www.september11

Talks to Help Shape Smith's Roles

Smith College has several important roles to play in meeting the challenge of environmental sustainability, according to Richard White, professor of astronomy at Smith. "One is educational -- to embody principles of sustainability in the curriculum, an effort already under way in the environmental science and policy program and the Picker engineering program, as well as in other departments and programs," White says. "The second role," he adds, "is that of model -- to embody principles of sustainability in campus operations, and a third role is that of leadership with larger communities."

As part of an effort to explore and elaborate these roles, Smith will host two events in late April. The first, a workshop on campus sustainability for members of the Smith community, will be a series of presentations by representatives of the Rocky Mountain Institute, Second Nature and the Harvard Green Campus Initiative, on Friday, April 26. The second event, on Saturday, April 27, will be a presentation, "Sustainable Northampton: Strong Business, Strong Community, Quality Environment," by Alexis Karolides of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI); it will be aimed at a Northampton audience -- particularly city officials, business leaders and developers of the Northampton State Hospital project.

"These workshops are especially timely," says White, because Smith (which is in the planning stages for a new science center) and the city of Northampton (where there is already an effort to promote and document sustainable development practices) are embarking on projects that will offer significant opportunities to put environmental sustainability into practice.

Karolides, who will also speak at the April 26 program, is a senior research associate and team leader of Green Development Services at RMI, in Snowmass, Colorado. RMI is a pioneering, nonprofit institute dedicated to fostering environmental sustainability and human welfare. Karolides is an architect who has consulted on campus buildings and college energy planning.

The other speakers on April 26 will be John Glyphis, program director of Second Nature (SN) in Boston, whose topic will be "Sustainable Design on the Campus," and Leith Sharp, director of the Harvard Green Campus Initiative (HGCI), whose topic will be "The Learning Cycle of Sustainable Building Design: Case Studies from Harvard."

SN is an educational nonprofit organization that aims to advance human and ecological well-being, particularly in its work with colleges and universities that are attempting to increase the sustainability quotient of their teaching and practices. Glyphis' work involves programmatic and funding development and strategy.

HGCI, initiated in 2000, is an effort to make the university a living laboratory in the pursuit of environmental sustainability. Sharp is an Australian environmental engineer whose focus is on building a learning organization within the university.

Presentations at the April 26 event, to be held in McConnell 103, will begin at 2 p.m. and continue until 5:30 p.m., with a break at 3:30 p.m. White says he expects spirited discussion to continue after the final presentation.

On April 27, the Karolides presentation will begin at 10 a.m. in Stoddard Hall, following coffee at 9:30 a.m. Public discussion will follow the presentation at 11:30 a.m.

Plans for the programs, both of which are open to the general public, have been developed by White and Dawn Norchi, program coordinator for the environmental science and policy program.

'Grandmother of the Jails' to Speak

Frances Crowe, 83, has spent her share of time in jail. In fact, she's spent so much time there over the years for speaking out about the causes in which she believes that she's been good-naturedly referred to as the "Grandmother of the Jails."

Crowe is an untiring local political activist and longtime Quaker, who is committed to the Ghandian tradition of nonviolence in civil disobedience. She has been arrested for her demonstrating at missile silos, for example, submarine bases and draft boards. She can often be seen picketing in front of the Northampton courthouse (when she's not in jail).

Crowe will visit Smith on Tuesday, April 23, to speak about her life and experience as part of "What Is Education For?" an informal lecture series coordinated by the chapel. Crowe's talk will take place at noon in Dewey Common Room and will be hosted by Jennifer Walters, dean of religious life. Lunch will be served.

The series, which began six years ago, invites speakers to share the choices, experiences and factors in their lives that have helped form their values and principles; to "reflect on what gives life meaning," explains Hayat Nancy Abuza, the interfaith program coordinator in the Office of the Chaplains, who coordinates the series. "People who are willing to tell their personal story -- that's what we look for."

"I would say that Frances Crowe is a local treasure," says Abuza, "though maybe not so well known on campus. She lives only two blocks away from campus when she's not in jail for the causes she believes in."

These days, Crowe is officially retired from her work as director of the Western Massachusetts division of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a nationwide Quaker organization of people from various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service. However, "I don't think retirement has slowed her activism," says Abuza.

The AFSC was founded in 1917 to provide conscientious objectors with an opportunity to aid civilian victims during World War I. Today, the organization has programs throughout the world that focus on issues related to economic justice, peace-building, demilitarization, social justice and youth. The local AFSC office is in Florence.

Abuza says she invited Crowe "to show students that women can lead lives of conscience and continue to take risks at each stage of the life cycle."

Until this year, "What Is Education For?" hosted only Smith-affiliated speakers. Recent speakers have included Nalini Bhushan, associate professor of philosophy, and Nancy Marie Mithlo, assistant professor of anthropology. But this year, "we decided to open it up and bring in people from outside of Smith," says Abuza. "We're trying to show the students that there are incredible resources right here near the campus."

Seniors Already Missing Their College Home

On Sunday, May 19, members of Smith's class of 2002 will claim their diplomas and begin packing their bags, filling boxes and stuffing U-Hauls with their belongings, to set out for new adventures. As they prepare to leave the college community that for four years has supported, nurtured and often frustrated them, this year's seniors, while excited about their future, are already becoming nostalgic about their time spent here.

"I will miss the wonderful community within my house," says Linda Mindrutiu '02. "I will miss being around so many intelligent women." Mindrutiu has had some "amazing opportunities" at Smith, she explains, such as her participation in the Jean Picker Program when she spent one semester in Washington, D.C., working with Amnesty International. Mindrutiu, who also held a summer internship with MassPIRG, plans to continue her work for the public interest after graduation.

Senior class president Mo Pefole '02 cites her work as a campus leader as her "most influential experience at Smith" because it helped her realize "the power of working from the inside to effect positive change in the lives of people on the outside." She plans to apply that realization to her post-graduation life. An economics and biochemistry double major, Pefole plans to get a job in finance so she can better learn "how systems of economic inequality work," she says. Ultimately, she hopes to "get involved from the inside" to help bring about more "economic equity, healthcare access for poor people, education and tolerance," she explains. "I know that seems like a lot, but I always dream big."

Though Chloe Diamond '02 came to Smith dreaming of becoming a doctor, she changed her mind last summer during a molecular and plant biology internship at London's Kew Gardens. Her experience there helped her decide to "continue doing biological research," she says. Diamond will begin studying toward a doctorate in the fall in Yale University's biological and biomedical Ph.D. program.

A competitive equestrian with Smith's team, Diamond adds that she will miss the team and her friends. What she won't miss are "all the exams and the fact that there are no guys," she continues. (Look out, Yale?)

Ji Han '02, an East Asian studies major, is heading back to Beijing, where she lived and studied for six months in her junior year. "I had a really good experience there," she says. She will take a teaching job there in October. "Coming to college from a completely different part of the [United] States was a growing experience," explains Han, originally from California, "and going abroad was an extension of that." While she won't miss "the schoolwork and writing papers," Han says, "I think I'll miss a lot about Smith, and also Northampton," including "the close setting of the campus and living with your friends around you.

"I am sad to be leaving Smith," Han adds in a familiar senior lament, "but I'm also happy in the sense that I'm ready to move on to another part of my life."

New York Jazzer to Revisit Smith

Nearly three decades ago, Carol Sudhalter '64 left Smith with a degree in entomology and aspirations for a career in biology. But she had other interests, too.

When she returns to campus next week, having developed those other interests, her energy and attention will be focused not on McConnell's science labs, but on the college's music department.

Sudhalter, a jazz saxophonist and flutist with 25 years of experience in the thick of the New York jazz scene, will perform with the Smith Jazz Ensemble on Saturday, April 27, during a joint concert with the Smith Wind Ensemble. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall at Sage.

The Smith Jazz Ensemble will feature Sudhalter as a soloist on tunes by Benny Golson, George Gershwin and Arthur Hamilton, two of which are from her most recent CD Soon, recorded with her Astoria Big Band. In addition to performing with that band, which she formed in 1986, she plays with her own quartet in New York and runs a booking agency there.

Despite her other commitments, Sudhalter made her performance with the Smith Jazz Ensemble a priority, says Bruce Diehl, director of the Smith jazz and wind ensembles and director of jazz studies at Amherst College. Sudhalter will arrive two days before the concert to promote the event and take part in campus activities related to her weekend in residence.

Sudhalter's renewed interest in music at Smith is derived from her general support of women jazz musicians, Diehl explains. Sudhalter actively promotes women in jazz through her work as a board member of the International Women of Jazz. Her initial experiences as a female jazz musician in the late 1960s and through the '70s have qualified her for the job.

When Sudhalter broke into the New York jazz scene in 1978 as a member of the first all-female Latin band, Latin Fever, she had to overcome deeply ingrained gender barriers, Diehl explains. At the time, he says, all-female bands "would've been very rare, and females were mostly known only as vocalists."

The idea to invite Sudhalter to perform with the jazz ensemble emerged two years ago, Diehl says, when Sudhalter approached Jonathan Hirsh, a lecturer in the music department and director of the Smith Orchestra and Glee Club. She expressed a "desire to come back and see Smith and give back to the school," Diehl says. She and Hirsh then developed the idea with the newly formed Smith Jazz Ensemble in mind.

The emergence of the jazz and wind ensembles, both of which started in 2000, reflects an increasing interest and involvement among Smith students in music groups in recent years, notes Diehl. "Students coming into Smith are looking to have a broader musical experience and are interested in playing more than just the works of the great European composers," he says. "Both ensembles have done a lot of work and they only perform one or two concerts a semester, so they're really ready to perform. There's a lot of really good energy right now from the students."


April 10: Smith 11, Brandeis 0
April 13: Smith 1, Babson 2
Smith 10, Babson 7

April 9: Smith 6, Springfield 12
April 11: Smith 2, Williams 19
April 13: Smith 4, Wellesley 17

April 13: Zones: Chloe Diamond '02 qualifies for Nationals

Track and field
April 13: Smith Coed Invitational: non-scoring

April 13: Smith 0, Bowdoin/Trinity 9

April 13: Trinity/Mt. Holyoke/Holy Cross/Williams: Varsity 8:
2nd place

Robert Burger, Achilles Professor of Biology, recently won a Silver Award from the 2002 Summit Creative Awards competition for his CD-ROM textbook Introduction to Structural Methods, written with Tekla Harms of Amherst College. The competition invited entries from small creative companies around the world, including those in advertising, video production and multimedia. Burger's CD, which uses extensive color, animations, QuickTime movies and interactive quizzes, was a winner from among more than 3,000 submissions.

Earlier this month, the athletic department honored 65 athletes who have maintained a grade-point average of at least 3.5. Among them were 11 seniors, each of whom received senior scholar athlete honors for team membership of three or more years in addition to meeting the grade-point average requirement. They are: Lindsay Terry, volleyball; Chloe Diamond, Evelyn Kim, Clare Hey and Rachel Hackett, equestrian; Louisa Bradtmiller, soccer; Michelle Bonetti, field hockey; and Bryana Gibson, Lydia Peabody, Rachael Hanley and Mary Katherine Shows, crew.

Amanda Izzo '99 has been awarded a 2002 Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The award will provide financial support for the first year of study in a Ph.D. program. It is meant to help exceptionally promising students earn doctoral degrees in humanistic fields, to prepare them for careers in teaching and scholarship. Izzo, who works as an archives assitant in the Sophia Smith Collection, plans to study history.

On Monday, May 13, at 9 p.m., public television's "Masterpiece Theatre" will air "a dramatic retelling" of The Road from Coorain, the first volume of Jill Ker Conway's memoirs. The program will air locally on Channel 57, WGBY. It stars Juliet Stevenson (from Truly Madly Deeply) and Richard Roxburgh (from Moulin Rouge) as Conway's parents; Katherine Slattery plays the grown-up Conway. Conway, who was the first female president at Smith College, from 1975 to 1985, visited campus most recently on April 12 to give a lecture at the annual meeting of the Friends of Smith College Libraries for its 60th anniversary celebration. Her most recently published work is A Woman's Education, which tells the story of her Smith years.

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


Book, Video, CD Exchange
The Staff Council Activities Committee will host its second annual book exchange in the Neilson Library Browsing Room on Wednesday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. But this year, at the urging of the Smith community, the exchange will also include music (cassettes and CDs) and movie recordings (VHS tapes and DVDs). Items you would like to swap should be given to Judy Biardi or Cindy Rucci in Neilson Library technical services between April 17 and 23, or may be dropped off at Neilson Browsing Room between 8 and 10 a.m. on the morning of the event. You will be given a receipt for items you bring in. It will be used to procure other items and will be your admission ticket to the event. For more information, call ext. 2923.

Disability Services Van
The disability services van, operated by the Office of Disability Services, has a new number: (413) 695-0065. Please call this number when in need of the van.

Video and Study Rooms
A video-viewing room and two group-study rooms in Neilson Library are now open to Smith faculty, students and staff. Rooms may be reserved for one to three hours at a time at the Neilson circulation desk, or by calling ext. 2895. Priority will be given to faculty members for class viewings. The video-viewing room (number 3/55, near the Kahn Institute) has equipment for playing videotapes, laserdiscs or DVDs, a 27-inch monitor, a large table and 12 seats. The group-study rooms (numbers A/67 and 2/51, in the south wing) each have a large table and six chairs. The rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Chris Hannon, ext. 2911 or, with questions.

Open Campus and Discovery Weekend
Some 500 to 600 students and their parents will converge on the Smith campus for Open Campus (April 18-19), a program for admitted regular-decision students. Then, 65 to 75 students will remain on campus for Discovery Weekend (April 19-21), a program for admitted students of color. The guests will visit classes, attend special events and stay in Smith houses. Please welcome our visitors; they are the future students (and parents) of Smith.

Student Research Day
On Saturday, April 20, Smith will hold its first Student Research Day to celebrate the scholarly work that results from student/faculty collaboration. The day will feature student presentations in a series of poster sessions, papers, readings, panels and performances that will showcase senior theses, special studies, independent research projects and creative work in the fine and performing arts. The event may include introductory sessions in the late afternoon and evening of April 19 and a picnic luncheon on April 20. For further information, contact Debbie Cottrell, assistant dean of the faculty, at

Online Reference Service Begins
To get immediate research assistance online, click on HelpNow!, a new resource introduced on April 1 by the Smith College Libraries to help students, faculty and staff with their research questions. By clicking on the HelpNow! link from the libraries' Web pages, users can chat online, through a dialogue box, with librarians. HelpNow! will be monitored from Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sundays until midnight. Smith College Libraries join Wesleyan University and Connecticut College in this two-year pilot project funded by the Davis Educational Foundation.

Faculty and Staff

Employee Excellence Awards
The deadline for nominations for this year's Smith College Employee Excellence Awards is Friday, April 26, by 5 p.m. in the Office of Human Resources, 30 Belmont Avenue. Nomination forms can be hand-delivered, mailed, faxed (585-2294) or sent by email attachment to Nominations received after the deadline will not be accepted. The Employee Excellence Awards, which are peer-nominated and selected, are a unique opportunity for employees to honor the extraordinary work of their colleagues. Award recipients receive collegewide recognition and a $1,000 (after-tax) bonus. For more information, contact Patty Kimura, ext. 2286, or


Course Critiques
Course Critiques (formerly known as Faculty Teaching Evaluations), which are required of all students, must be completed between 8 a.m. on Monday, April 22, and 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3. Students should complete critiques online using BannerWeb. The BannerWeb system is accessible from any PC or Mac (including computers in all Smith Resource Centers and personal computers in student houses) connected to the Internet on a recent version of Netscape or Internet Explorer. For information on how to access the system, refer to the memorandum dated April 15, delivered to student mailboxes, from Jessica Petocz and Dean Mahoney. Note: Critiques are mandatory; students will be fined $25 for noncompliance.

Book Buyback
The Grécourt Bookshop will hold its spring buyback Monday-Friday, May 6-10. Textbooks ordered for the fall 2002 semester will be bought back for 50 percent of the current new price. Other books will be bought back at wholesalers' prices.

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.

Examination Workers
Students interested in being exam workers should sign up in the Financial Aid Office.

Health Workshops
Wellsprings Health Education Center (Smith health services) is offering several special spring workshops in addition to its regular Women's Wellness workshops. On Thursday, April 18, "Diet Rights and Wrongs" will be held at 7 p.m. And on Tuesday, April 23, "Exam Plan or Exam Cram" will be held at 7 p.m. For locations and other information, consult, or call Wellsprings at ext. 2824.

Senior Opinions Needed
All seniors should have received the senior survey, to be completed and returned to the Office of Student Affairs, College Hall 24. Please take the time to complete the survey-what you say will help shape Smith's future. Call the Office of Institutional Research at ext. 3021 with questions.

Senior Class T-shirts
Senior class T-shirts are still available in the SGA office, Clark Hall, for $15 (baby) and $12 (regular). Proceeds will subsidize Senior Week events. Please support your class!
Send email questions to

Fellowships Registration
Juniors, sophomores and first-year students: Get in the running now for next year's fellowship competitions by participating in the campus support program. Register at The sooner you begin working toward a fellowship, the better chance you have to secure one. Don't miss a great opportunity.

Study Skills Workshops
The remaining study-skills workshop in the Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning series is "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.

Sources of further information, if any, are shown in parentheses at the end of event descriptions. An asterisk following a listing indicates that the event is open to the public. Admission charges, if any, are listed when known. Items for this section must be submitted on Event Service Request Forms.

Monday, April 22

Lecture "Landscape and Architecture." Anne Filson '91, architect, and Kate Orff, landscape architect. Part of LSS 100: Issues in Landscape Studies. 2:40-4 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Psychology colloquium "Empirically Supported Treatments for Anxiety and Depression in Youth: Where We Are and Where We're Going." Anne Marie Albano, Child Study Center, New York University. 4:10 p.m., Seelye 201

Lecture "Deregulation Before and After the Stock Market Bubble." Robert Crandall, senior fellow, economics studies program, The Brookings Institution. Reception follows in Seelye 207. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 106*

Performing Arts/Films
Student voice recitals 7 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

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 "greening" the Smith campus. 4:15 p.m., Women's Resource Center, Davis

Meeting MassPIRG interns. 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 and provide support for students interested in class issues. 7:30 p.m., Hopkins House

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

Religious Life
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

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, April 23

Sigma Xi luncheon talk "Is Pi Random?" Yung-Pin Chen, mathematics. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

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

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

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

Workshop "Exam Plan or Exam Cram." Sponsor: Wellsprings Health Education Center (Smith health services). 7 p.m., location TBA

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 4/22 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

Conversation "What Is Education For?" Informal conversation with peace activist Frances Crowe. Hosted by Jennifer Walters, dean of religious life. Lunch provided. (See story, page 4.) Noon, Dewey Common Room

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 Living Room*

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

Green Tara meditation with Geshe Lobsang Tsetan from Tashilihunpo Monastery in Tibet. Sponsors: East Asian studies; the Luce Fund. 4:15-5:15 p.m., Dewey Common Room*

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

Religion lunch table Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Quit Smoking support group for students 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

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, April 24

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

Performing Arts/Films
Film Long Night's Journey Into Day. This film explores the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, established by the South African parliament to investigate apartheid-era human rights violations and promote ongoing healing. Shown in preparation for the lecture "Was Amnesty Justified? A Critical Analysis of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission," scheduled for April 25. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Meeting Brenda Allen and Maureen Mahoney will lead a follow-up luncheon to the Campus Climate Working Group discussions on race. Noon, Wright Common Room

Faculty meeting Preceded by tea at 3:45 p.m. 4:10 p.m., Alumnae House Conference Room

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

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 4/22 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

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

Green Tara meditation with Geshe Lobsang Tsetan from Tashilihunpo Monastery in Tibet. Sponsors: East Asian studies; the Luce Fund. 4:15-5:15 p.m., Dewey Common Room*

Buddhist meditation and discussion. 7:15 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

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, April 25

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture "The Baseball Monopoly and Public Policy." Andrew Zimbalist, economics. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture "Was Amnesty Justified? A Critical Analysis of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission." Dumisa Ntsebeza, head of the commission's investigative unit and its witness protection program, who also occasionally serves as its deputy and acting chair. (See April 24 listing about a film that will be shown in preparation for the lecture.) 4:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Lecture "The Glass Coffin: Framing Snow White." Elizabeth Harries, professor of English language and literature and of comparative literature, and author of Twice Upon a Time: Women Writers and the History of the Fairy Tale, who will discuss various 20th-century versions of the popular fairy tale. Booksigning follows. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

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

Student voice recitals 7 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Film Pack of Lies. A 35-minute film that counters the tobacco industry's claims that it does not seek to addict children to nicotine. Refreshments provided and a raffle with prizes. Sponsors: health services; American Cancer Society. 7:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Concert hosted by WOZQ radio (91.9). 8 p.m., Field House*

Jittery's Live presents Peter Mulvey. Don't miss this dynamic performer who blends brilliant guitar with poetic lyrics to create original, magical songs. 9 p.m., First Floor, Davis

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

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 4/22 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. Sponsor: Office of the Chaplains. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Wright Common Room*

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

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

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, April 26

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

Lectures "Natural Capitalism: The Road to a Greener Campus," by Alexis Karolides, Rocky Mountain Institute; "Sustainable Design on the Campus," by John Glyphis, Second Nature; "The Learning Cycle of Sustainable Building Design: Case Studies from Harvard," by Leith Sharp, Harvard Green Campus Initiative. Sponsors: offices of the president, provost and college relations; Lecture Committee; College Council on Community Policy; environmental science and policy and Picker engineering programs. 2 p.m., McConnell 103*

Lecture "Sexploration on College Campuses." Tristan Taormino, sex educator. 4 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Masters' presentations "Local Distribution, Algal Densities, Predation Rates and Hatching Time in Clear and Opaque Egg Masses of the Spotted Salamander, Ambystoma maculatum," by James Doyle; Steve Tilley, adviser. "Alternative Splicing of the Antigen Encoding Gene Onchocerca b20-1," by Sandra Laney; Steve Williams, adviser. Refreshments preceding in McConnell foyer. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05

Performing Arts/Films
Senior recital Hillary Hawkins, jazz voice and piano. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

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 4/22 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

Muslim services Congregational prayer preceded by lunch. Noon, Chapel

Green Tara meditation with Geshe Lobsang Tsetan from Tashilihunpo Monastery in Tibet. Sponsors: East Asian studies; the Luce Fund. 4:15-5:15 p.m., Dewey Common Room*

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 Capen and Parsons houses are cordially invited to attend. 4 p.m., Alumnae House Living Room

Saturday, April 27

Lecture "Greening Northampton: Stronger Businesses, Healthier Community, Cleaner Environment." Alexis Karolides, Rocky Mountain Institute. Refreshments precede lecture. Sponsors: offices of the president, provost, and college relations; Lecture Committee; College Council on Community Policy; environmental science and policy and Picker engineering programs. 10 a.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films
Film Festival "Critical Resistance." Sponsor: Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Alliance. 10 a.m., Wright Auditorium*

Concert Jazz and wind ensembles, featuring Carol Sudhalter '64, flute and saxophone. Works by Elliot Del Borgo, Henry Fillmore, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and others. Bruce Diehl, director. (See story, page 4.) 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Sunday, April 28

Panel discussion Math alumnae will discuss what the major has meant to their lives after graduation. 4 p.m., Burton, Third Floor

Performing Arts/Films
Tea and Trumpets Annual concert.
1 p.m., Chapel*

Concert Works by Smith student composers. 8 p.m., Earle Recital 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. 4 p.m., Dewey Common Room

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

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


Making a Difference: 60 Years of Support From the Friends of the Smith College Libraries featuring treasures from the libraries' collections made possible by the Friends of the Library. Through May. Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library

Telling Stories About Women's Lives A companion exhibit to the lecture given on April 12 by women's historian and Smith president emerita Jill Ker Conway on women's biography, memoir and archives. Through May. Morgan Gallery, Neilson Library

Ada Comstock Scholars Children's Art Exhibit The fourth annual exhibition of artwork by Adas' children. Through April 22. First-floor Corridor, Seelye

A Fence in Bloom: "Soaking Up" Spring An installation of small circles cut from colored sponges, created by local artist Sally Curcio, a 1995 UMass graduate. Displayed on the Elm Street side of the fence surrounding the Smith College Fine Arts Center through April 28. Part of "On the Fence, Public Art in Public Space." Fine Arts Center Construction Fence*

All the Little Voices A collage of magazine and newspaper cutouts created by Emily Kolod '04J. Through April 19 on the section of the fence surrounding the Smith College Fine Arts Center that faces St. John's Episcopal Church. Part of "On the Fence, Public Art in Public Space." Fine Arts Center Construction Fence*

Staff Picks: Favorite Photographs from the Sophia Smith Collection A display of 166 personal favorites picked from among thousands of historical photographs in the renowned collection. Through August. Sophia Smith Collection, Alumnae Gym*