News for the Smith College Community //April 25, 2002

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Acting Pres Connolly to be Honored

What exactly are the liberal arts? Did Sophia Smith envision the liberal arts college she founded as a stepping stone to the world of work? Is a liberal arts education outdated?

Those questions and others will be addressed on Friday, May 3, at a symposium that will pose the question, "What's Liberal About the Liberal Arts Today?" The event, which will honor acting president John Connolly, will take place at 4 p.m. in Wright Hall Auditorium.

During the past decade, Connolly has served the college in all of its major leadership positions: dean for curriculum and faculty development, from 1992 to 1994; dean of the faculty, from 1994 to 2001; and provost and dean of the faculty, from 1998 until he became the acting president on July 1, 2001. He will begin a well-deserved break (before returning to the philosophy department as a member of the faculty) when Carol Christ assumes the presidency of Smith on June 1.

The history and future of the liberal arts have been central to Connolly's personal and intellectual concerns over the years, and he expects to continue his interest in the intersection between philosophy and education when he returns to teaching and writing at the end of his sabbatical. Thus, a provocative and thoughtful discussion on this subject seems an appropriate tribute to his years of leadership of the college.

Mary Maples Dunn, president emerita of Smith, will moderate the symposium. Participants will be Peter Berek, professor of English and former dean of the faculty at Mount Holyoke College; Bruce A. Kimball, professor in the education leadership program at the Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, University of Rochester; Jessica Petocz '02, chair of the student curriculum committee at Smith; and e. frances white, dean of the Gallatin School of Individualized Learning at New York University and former dean of the faculty at Hampshire College.

A number of other tributes to Connolly will take place in the coming weeks, some serious and some humorous, including an opportunity -- as part of the "Art on the Fence" project -- for members of the Smith community to use graffiti to express their reflections on their own liberal arts education, and to thank Connolly for his service to Smith, from April 29 through May 9.

Summer Picnic to Welcome New Pres

When new president Carol T. Christ comes to town in June to assume her post, one of her first stops will be this year's Faculty/Staff Picnic on the athletic field. This year's picnic will take place on Tuesday, June 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. As usual, the event will be held on the upper athletic field on the lawn inside the running track (if it rains, the picnic will be held at the Indoor Track and Tennis facility). Christ is scheduled to attend.

Besides offering an array of foods freshly grilled and concocted by residence and dining services, the picnic will once again feature a lineup of action equipment, including the ever-popular bounce houses and a Fenway fastball speed pitch radar gun. Also, a DJ will keep the music playing and face- and nail-painters will offer their artistic input.

The annual Faculty/Staff Picnic has become one of the largest Smith community events of the year with more than a thousand attendees. It offers not only an opportunity to socialize with fellow employees and their families while enjoying good food and fun, but also a chance to contribute to a worthy cause.

Each year, an aspect of the picnic is a fundraising drive to raise money for a charitable organization. The charity designated for the 2002 picnic is the Cooley Dickinson Cancer Care Fund at The Cooley Dickinson Hospital, which provides support and comfort for people suffering from cancer. Contributions collected before and during the picnic will be donated to the Cancer Care Fund in memory of Smith family members who have died during the past year, some of them from cancer-related illnesses.

As in the past, a donation table will be stationed on the field where passersby can contribute to a collection jar for the Cooley Dickinson Cancer Care Fund. Or, if preferred, donations can be made before the picnic by enclosing them in the ticket request to the Office of College Relations.

As an added incentive to stop by and make a donation, a door prize will be awarded. According to Cindy Rucci, MARC cataloguer for Neilson Library and a picnic organizer, last year's charitable donations at and before the picnic set a record of more than $700. Picnic organizers hope to build on that total this year.

Past recipients of Faculty/Staff Picnic fundraising have included the American Cancer Society, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Hospice and, last year, Cancer Connection.

This June 18, keep in mind, as you're winding up for your best fast pitch or munching grilled chicken, that the annual Faculty-Staff Picnic is not only an opportunity to have a good time; it's also a chance to do good for a local charitable organization.

"It would be great if people could bring some cash or a checkbook to the picnic," notes Rucci. "Large or small, every donation makes a difference."

Panel to Explore Lives and Careers of Honorary Degree Recipients

Five of the six Commencement honorees -- honorary degree recipients Anita F. Hill, Anne C. Martindell, Cynthia Moss '62, Katha Pollitt and Sima Wali -- will participate in a panel discussion on Saturday, May 18, from 3 to 4 p.m. in Wright Hall Auditorium. The remaining honorary degree recipient, Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Commencement speaker Lani Guinier, Harvard Law School professor, are unable to come to campus until later in the day.

Panel members are expected to speak about individual and common themes in their lives and careers. Hill is a professor of social policy, law and women's studies at Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University. Martindell, an Ada Comstock Scholar, member of the Smith class of 2002 and former United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Western Samoa, is the first person ever to receive an honorary degree simultaneously with an undergraduate degree from Smith. Moss is director of the Amboseli Elephant Research Project in Kenya, Africa. Pollitt is a columnist and commentator on popular culture and politics. Wali, a native of Afghanistan, is a champion of inclusion of women in her country's current cabinet, and president and CEO of Refugee Women in Development, Inc.

Smith College Scholars to Head Abroad

Several Smith students this year have garnered some of the most prestigious scholarly awards available. Smith has four winners of Fulbright student scholarships to study abroad in 2002­03. They are: Amy Liu '02, who will study the impact of E.U. membership on agriculture in Hungary; Elizabeth Mayer '02, who will head to Morocco to work with the women's AIDS project; Mara Taylor '02, who will teach in Germany; and Jennifer Weedon '02, who will travel to the Ukraine to work against the trafficking of women.

Two students are awaiting word on Fulbright scholarships. Nicole Wallace '02 is an alternate who will possibly study in Iceland. Meghan Andrew '02 is a finalist who may go to Spain.

Emily Evans '02 has received a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Fellowship and will study translation next year. Amanda Izzo '99 won a Mellon Fellowship. And Megan Jamieson '03 won a Truman Scholarship.

Among the finalists (no small feat) for Truman Scholarships were Damiana Astudillo-Eterna AC and Christina Gosack '03.

Katrina Gardner '00 was a finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship.

Congratulations, Smith scholars.

SSC 'Staff Picks' Favorite Photographs

In one image, activists Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug make a pointed political statement during a boating expedition on the lake in Central Park. Another image captures women from some past age sewing stockings in a factory. Other photographs depict Helen Gurley Brown striking a glamorous pose, civil rights protestors launching a demonstration, and a woman cuddling her beloved pet.

The photographs share no theme and are not all from the same era. They, and about 160 more, are part of "Staff Picks: Favorite Photographs from the Sophia Smith Collection," an exhibition of images singled out by SSC staff members as some of their favorites. The exhibition will be on display in the SSC (in the Alumnae Gymnasium) through August.

"This is the first time we've done this kind of all-photographic exhibit," says Sherrill Redmon, director of the Sophia Smith Collection. "The great mass of what we collect in the Sophia Smith Collection is manuscripts, letters, diaries and things, and many of those come with photographs, but very few [of our exhibitions] are mostly or exclusively photographs."

When SSC staff member Maida Goodwin suggested assembling an exhibition centered exclusively around photographs, her fellow staff members welcomed the idea. Each member of the SSC staff chose 10 or 12 favorite images from the collection "and then [Goodwin] made some choices within those selections and grouped them together and mounted it," Redmon explains. "I think it was a good idea. Our usual exhibitions are more thematic, like 'Agents of Social Change,' [which included] a few photographs and documents and things, all of which bore on the point of women acting for social change in society. This one is virtually all images, and that's a nice departure."

To stroll through the "Staff Picks" exhibition is to sample the extraordinary breadth and variety of offerings available in the Sophia Smith Collection. The 166 photographs, some of which date back as far as the 1840s, depict intimate family scenes and important political demonstrations; they include famous faces like Gloria Steinem and Helen Keller and the not-so-familiar faces of female factory workers, mothers, activists and performers.

According to an introductory statement displayed at the entrance to the exhibition, the images were "selected to be employed as objects in themselves; to be viewed not so much for what they are about, but for what they look like."

Though each individual photo offers an intriguing portrayal of the past -- be it of an event, an experience or a life, "Staff Picks" collectively gives spectators a sampling of the vast variety of materials preserved within the SSC. As the exhibition's introductory statement says, the exhibition is "no more than the tip of a large and dense 'iceberg' -- most of which is housed beneath your feet in our main stacks."

More information on the "Staff Picks" exhibition is available on the SSC Web site, at exhibits.html. The exhibition is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Until May 12, the SSC will also be open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

In Six Months, Christ to be Inaugurated

It may be only April, and the academic year may not yet be over, but it's not too early to reserve a weekend six months from now that will officially mark the beginning of the future for Smith College.

From October 18 through 20, the Smith community and trustees will partake in a weekend-long series of events that will celebrate the inauguration of the college's tenth president, Carol T. Christ.

The weekend will culminate at noon on Saturday, October 19, with the official installation of the new president in the Indoor Track and Tennis facility (ITT). But scheduled all around the installation will be concerts, readings, exhibitions, luncheons, teas, lectures, performances and other events, all to honor and welcome the new president.

Christ will arrive on campus and assume her post in June. She accepted the position last July after having served on the faculty and administration for more than 30 years at the University of California in Berkeley.

The weekend will kick off with a meeting of the Board of Trustees on Thursday, October 17. Events on Friday, October 18, will include a poetry reading by Adrienne Rich, a faculty lecture, a theater production and a pops concert in the evening.

On October 19, the college bells will ring at 8 a.m. A fun run/walk will follow, along with a foliage walk around campus (the perfect time for it). Faculty and student presentations will lead up to two 30-minute concerts and a carillon concert, all before the noon installation.

Afternoon and evening events will include an alumnae panel with Molly Ivins, among others, a faculty music concert and on-campus fireworks. Students will then hold a late-night party.

An interreligious celebration of worship will be held at the chapel on the morning of Sunday, October 20, followed by brunch for students and their parents in the houses.

Other events remain to be scheduled and further publicity is certain to follow. But though spring flowers are blooming and '02 graduates have yet to collect their diplomas, save the date now for the inauguration of President Carol T. Christ.

Lecture to Honor Prof's Retirement

It was the early 1970s when Kathryn Pyne Addelson first crossed paths with Nancy Cartwright. Addelson, the Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of Philosophy at Smith, was an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois, Chicago, at the time. Cartwright was a graduate student there.

Since then, both women have gone on to accomplished careers in philosophy.

On Thursday, May 2, Addelson and Cartwright will be reunited at Smith as Cartwright gives a lecture titled "Good Science: Partnerships Not Takeovers." The lecture, which will take place at 5 p.m. in Seelye 106, is in honor of Addelson's retirement and her 30 years of service at Smith.

Addelson joined the faculty of Smith's philosophy department and history of science program in 1972, and rose through the ranks to her present chaired professorship. She will retire at the end of the academic year.

As for Cartwright, she went on to faculty positions at the universities of Maryland, Pittsburgh and California at Los Angeles, as well as at Princeton University, California Institute of Technology and Oslo University before joining the faculty at the London School of Economics (LSE) in 1991, where she's remained. Cartwright is a professor of philosophy in the LSE Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and director of the LSE Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science.

Addelson, who has also held faculty positions at Bryn Mawr College and City University of New York, has published and presented extensively in sociology and philosophy, including her books Moral Passages: Notes Toward a Collectivist Moral Theory, published in 1994, and Impure Thoughts, in 1991.

Addelson has taken a particular interest in encouraging students to work with community groups in conjunction with her applied ethics course. "Connecting the academy with the community and the world outside has been very important to me," she says. As part of that endeavor, she founded the Center for Mutual Learning at Smith, with Frédérique Apffel Marglin, professor of anthropology, and worked with Wellspring House, a community advocacy group in Gloucester.

Cartwright, who has written several books on the philosophy of science, completed her doctoral studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago, after earning a degree in mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh. Her books include How the Laws of Physics Lie (1983), Nature's Capacities and Their Measurement (1989) and The Dappled World: A Study of the Boundaries of Science (1999), all published by Oxford University Press.

Cartwright's talk is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the offices of the president and the provost, and the Smith College Lecture Committee.

A Step Into the Great Abyss

By Anne Noyes '02

Four years ago, even before I first dragged 15 boxes and assorted suitcases of my belongings up the stairs of Jordan House, my new home, I knew Smith would be like nothing I had ever experienced. During my first month here, my intuition was confirmed when I walked into my room and interrupted my roommate's impromptu tongue-piercing session with somebody's visiting teenage brother.

It has certainly been an interesting four years here at Smith.

And to all of you Quad streakers, primal screamers, dancers-on-tables and the countless colorful women who stood out as you crossed my path: thank you. Without you, my years at Smith might have been just another college experience.

Now, as I prepare to claim my diploma on May 19, I have to be perfectly honest: I don't know how I will manage next year without my friends here, fellow Smithies and all you late-night knockers on my door (you know who you are).

Graduating is risky business. It's a time when a lot of unknowns converge upon seniors all at once. Despite my efforts to focus on the positives at play here, I cannot help but envision a gaping hole whenever I try to imagine what I will make of myself next year and beyond. For those of us without definite plans, I think it is difficult to know where to begin. What, exactly, does one do on the first day of post-graduation life anyway?

Earlier this academic year, after the flurry of completing applications, writing cover letters and doing interviews subsided, an uneasy calm settled over me and many of my senior friends. We had fought mightily against the great postgraduate unknown -- against the prospect of being without a plan for perhaps the first time in our lives. Even now, those of us still without jobs or graduate-school acceptances cannot help but wonder what we will do.

But I, for one, am no longer frantically set on solving this mystery as speedily as possible, because it has occurred to me that living without a plan could be okay. I thought at one point that I could not survive the humiliation of graduating without a job. Along with others, I panicked at first and got caught up in the scramble of finding employment. But in doing so, I neglected an important aspect of senior year: I forgot to enjoy my relative freedom and time with friends here.

Now it's time to move on. All year, after all, I have been grasping for independence. I want to eat when and what I want, and I'm tired of having to wear flip-flops to avoid strange hairballs in the shower. And really, what could be more exciting than the chance to start over in a new place, with new people and new challenges?

Although I am more than ready to move on to the world beyond the Smith bubble, I still find myself caught in that ambivalent territory where happy memories tug at me. But I'm beginning to understand that missing the life I have established here is a natural part of the process of leaving.

Gamelan Group Performs Javanese Art

Opportunities abound at Smith for the musically inclined to play and perform on their chosen instruments, whether it be as a member of the wind ensemble, the jazz ensemble, Glee Club, orchestra, chorus or Handbell Choir, or any of a number of a cappella singing groups.

Since 1995, students have also had the chance to learn instruments and perform music not widely known in this part of the world. The Smith Gamelan Ensemble, formed seven years ago, specializes in a type of Indonesian music (called gamelan). The group, which this year is headed by Sean Norton, an advancement officer at Hampshire College, consists mainly of Smith students, though other Five College students and community members participate as well.

The origins of gamelan music "are quite ancient, probably over a thousand years old," Norton explains. "There is gamelan music in several different parts of Indonesia, including Bali, but the Javanese variety is probably the oldest, and that's the kind we play."

On Saturday, May 4, the ensemble will present one of its two yearly performances at 4 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall at Sage.

The Javanese variety of gamelan music mainly uses bronze instruments, including tuned gongs and "tuned keys suspended over tubular resonators or over a cavity in the base of the instrument," according to the program notes for the upcoming Gamelan Ensemble performance. "Other instruments include a two-stringed fiddle, wooden xylophone, bamboo flute, and drums."

The Gamelan Ensemble receives instruction from the renowned gamelan music scholar Sumarsam, a member of the faculty at Wesleyan University. "He is one of the most prominent scholars of gamelan music," Norton explains. Sumarsam's wife, Urip Sri Maeny, instructs dancers from the Five College Dance Ensemble, who accompany the Gamelan Ensemble's musical performances with Javanese dance.

Among the musicians and the dancers, the entire ensemble consists of about 10 Smith students and "a handful of other Five College students and community members," Norton says.

Gamelan Ensemble's upcoming performance will feature two special guests: dancers B.R.M. Bambang Irawan and Noor Farida Rahmalina from the Royal Court in the city of Sukarta, Indonesia. "They are two of the most prominent Javanese dancers, and they'll be performing with us," says Norton. "We're a student ensemble and they normally perform for the court gamelan in that city, so it's a great honor for us. It's tremendous that we're going to get them here."


Will return next semester.

Correction: Robert Burger, Achilles Professor of Geology, was mistakenly identified in the April 18 AcaMedia as a professor of biology.

Donald Robinson, Charles N. Clark Professor of Government and a former chair of the selectboard in the Town of Ashfield, was recently given the 2002 Public Health Leadership Award from the Upper Valley Health Web (UVHW), a network of public health providers, residents and elected officials. Robinson was honored for his work in advocating for the establishment of a Hilltown Community Health Center, a much-needed facility in the rural Ashfield area, which lacks adequate medical care. "Your important contributions to the area of public health are appreciated and recognized by your colleagues in the field," says the award notification from Regina E. Curtis, cochair of the UVHW, "and deservedly so!" A reception was held in Robinson's honor on April 11 at the Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield.

On Sunday, May 19, after 14 years of continuously working toward her undergraduate degree, Barbara Kozlowski, assistant for administration in the Office of the President, will graduate with a bachelor's degree in religion and a minor in art history. Kozlowski is believed to hold the unofficial record for having persevered the longest in obtaining her Smith degree. "At times I thought I would never make it," comments Kozlowski on her effort. "It's been a long haul." Joining Kozlowski as graduates of the Ada Comstock Scholars Program will be Diane Garvey, a research analyst in advancement, and Kathleen Yarnell, an administrative assistant at the Campus School, both of whom also worked for several years toward their degrees. Next for Kozlowski? She plans to enter Smith's master's program in the department of religion-after taking a break and "getting some sleep," she says. Congratulations graduates.

Kathryn ("Kay") Burnett AM'52, associate librarian and music cataloguer at Werner Josten Library, was recently named the first recipient of the MOUG (Music OCLC Users Group) Distinguished Service Award, established to honor librarians who have made significant professional contributions for users of the international Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). "Her work has set a high standard in music cataloguing for completeness and timeliness," says the nomination letter for the award. "The thousands of catalogue records for sound recordings, and analytics for collected works and series that Kay has contributed to OCLC have benefited the music library community beyond measure." Burnett will celebrate her 50th year at Josten in the fall.

Ginetta Candelario, assistant professor of sociology, recently won the 2002 G. Wesley Johnson Best Article of the Year Award from the National Council of Public Historians for her article " 'Black Behind the Ears' and Up Front Too? Dominicans in the Black Mosaic," published in the Public Historian last fall. She received the award on April 12 at the council's presidential luncheon in Washington, D.C.

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


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

Smith Songwriters: Step Up
Don't miss a great opportunity to present your songwriting talent when Mad Mackerel Music Inc. presents "Showcase," a lineup of performing songwriters on acoustic or unplugged instruments, on Saturday, May 4, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Beyond Words Bookstore, third floor. Styles will range from classical, jazz, and rock to folk and country. For more information, call 585-9696, send email to, or consult

Tibetan Art
From Monday, April 29, through Friday, May 3, 17 Tibetan monks from the Gyuto Monastery, one of the oldest in Tibet, will be in residence at Smith to-among other activities-create a traditional "butter sculpture" used in ceremonies and ritual performances, in the Neilson Browsing Room, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The monks, who will give a performance of their renowned multitone chanting at the Calvin Theatre on Friday, May 3, will be hosted by the religion department.

An Essential Conversation
On Tuesday, May 28, Smith College and the Heartland Institute will sponsor "An Essential Conversation With Margaret Wheatley," who is an organizational visionary and social thinker. She is also the award-winning author of the best-selling A Simpler Way and Leadership and the New Science. The event will take place at 6 p.m. in the Indoor Track and Tennis facility (ITT) and will be preceded at 5:30 p.m. by a reception and refreshments. At the event, Wheatley will be the conversation starter for her new book Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future, inviting leaders in all organizations to hold conversations about the critical issues of our time. Wheatley proposes that conversation and dialogue are the means to develop solutions for the societal problems that plague communities, locally and globally. Registration (online at www.thought or by calling 888-925-5995) is required by Friday, May 17, to attend the event. Admission: $25.

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.

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 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

Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed
The Meals on Wheels program in Northampton desperately needs volunteer drivers to deliver hot lunches to elderly recipients on weekdays. With enough volunteers, a Smith team could share a delivery route, requiring each team member to give up just one lunch hour per week. Drivers will use their own cars and must undergo a criminal background check. Please contact Eileen Dunn at ext. 2182 or edunn@smith. edu for more information.


"Quit Kits" for Summer
Have you put off quitting smoking until the end of the semester? The time is here. As the stress of papers and exams subsides, it should be easier for smokers to put energy into quitting. Summer is a great time to quit smoking because nature is at its most verdant and it's easier to get out and exercise. To get your own "quit kit" and/or some help devising your quit plan, call Connie Peterson at Wellsprings (Health Education), ext. 2824, Smith health services.

Course Critiques
Course Critiques (formerly known as Faculty Teaching Evaluations), which are required of all students, must be completed by 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.

IES Achievement Scholarships
Are you looking for financial aid support for study abroad? The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) awards $1,200­$3,000 scholarships for study in its programs in Asia, Australia, Europe and South America. Scholarships are awarded in 14 categories, including international relations, high academic achievement and excellence in a foreign language. IES is an approved study-abroad provider for Smith students. To apply, students must have a grade-point average of at least 3.3. Write a personal statement about cross-cultural interests, as well as a comparative essay (some scholarships require the essay to be written in a foreign language; others require an artistic submission, such as slides of visual art work, poems or a video of a dramatic performance). The deadline for IES Achievement Scholarships applications for fall 2002 is May 1. For more information, consult

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!
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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 dandrew@ The sooner you begin working toward a fellowship, the better chance you have to secure one. Don't miss a great opportunity.

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 29

Lecture "The Landscape Architect as Best Supporting Actress: Collaboration, Stewardship, and Institutional Mission." Shavaun Towers '71, principal, Towers/Golde. Part of LSS 100: Issues in Landscape Studies. 2:40-4 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Master's presentation "Alternative Splicing of the Antigen Encoding Gene Onchocerca b20-1." Sandra Laney, research associate, biological sciences. Steve Williams, adviser. Refreshments preceding in foyer. 5:15 p.m., McConnell B05

Lecture "Emptiness and Dependent Arising: Wisdom in Tibetan Buddhism." Geshe Lobsang Tsetan, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Tibet. Sponsors: East Asian studies; the Luce Fund. 7:30 p.m., Wright Common Room*

Performing Arts/Films
Recital Voces Feminae presents a concert of English and Italian music from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, including works by Landini, Monteverdi, Cornysh and Morley. 8 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

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. 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*

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

Other Events/Activities
Language lunch tables French, Italian. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B

President's open hours Last of the semester. 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 30

Sigma Xi luncheon talk "Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives: A Path to Sustainability." Richard White, astronomy. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Performing Arts/Films
Music in the Noon Hour Nocturnes and melodies of Gabriel Fauré. Karen Smith Emerson, soprano; Deborah Gilwood, piano. 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

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

Weight Watchers at Work All welcome. 12:15-1:30 p.m., Wright Common Room*

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

CDO workshop Finding and applying for internships. 7 p.m., CDO, Drew

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

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

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 4/29 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 Living 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

Study break Herrell's "Magic Bus" will be in front of Seelye. Seniors are invited to join the Alumnae Fund for an ice cream treat. Sponsor: Senior Appreciation Program. 4-6 p.m., Seelye Lawn

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, May 1

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

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

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 4/29 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

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

Softball vs. Elms. 5 p.m., Athletic Fields*

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, May 2

Lecture "Good Science: Partnerships not Takeovers." Nancy Cartwright, director, Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London School of Economics, will speak in honor of Kathryn Pyne Addelson's retirement from the philosophy department. (See story, page 4.) Sponsors: philosophy department; offices of the president and provost; Lecture Committee. 5 p.m., Seelye 106*

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

Informal voice recital Smith students spring recital. 7 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Spring Festival of One-Acts featuring She Talks to Beethoven, by Adrienne Kennedy, Lauren Appel '02, director; Naomi in the Living Room, by Christopher Durang, Claire Avitabile '03, director; The Rape of Bunny Stuntz, by A. R. Gurnery, Alyssa Chase '02, director; The Valerie of Now, by Peter Hedges, Keely Flynn, director; Waterbabies , by Adam LeFevre, Portia Krieger '02, director; The Prowler, by Rachilde, translated by Kiki Gounardou and Frazier Lively, Paraskevi Liazou '02, director. 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*

CDO workshop Preparing for job interviews. 2 p.m., CDO, Drew

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

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 4/29 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, May 3

Last day of classes

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

Symposium "What's Liberal About the Liberal Arts Today?" A panel presentation honoring John M. Connolly, acting president, for 11 years of leadership at Smith. Participants will be Peter Berek, Mount Holyoke College; Bruce A. Kimball, University of Rochester; Jessica Petocz '02, student curriculum committee; e. frances white, New York University. Moderator: Mary Maples Dunn, president emerita. (See story, page 1.) 4 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films
Performance French Department Theater Workshop presents: "a parle drôlement!" Songs, poems, monologues and dialogues by Georges Aperghis, Peter Brook, Jean-Claude Grumberg, Rene de Obaldia, Noelle Renaude, Jean Michel Ribes, Jean Tardieu and Boris Vian. Party and refreshments follow to honor graduating French majors. 7 p.m., Wright Common Room

Film Screening of videos produced in FLS 282: Advanced Video Workshop. 7 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Spring Festival of One-Acts See 5/2 listing. 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*

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

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 4/29 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

Muslim services Congregational prayer preceded by lunch. Noon, Chapel

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

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

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

Swing dance and free lessons given by members of the Smith Hooked on Swing Society. Music provided by Smith Jazz Ensemble. Tickets: $5, general; $3, students. 7:30 p.m., Davis Center Ballroom*

Saturday, May 4

Pre-examination study period begins

Performing Arts/Films
Gamelan concert The Gamelan Ensemble and Javanese dancers will perform "Lawung," the Javanese lance dance. Sumarsam and Urip Sri Maeny, directors. Special guest I. Nyomen Catra and dancers B.R.M. Bambang Irawan and Noor Farida Rahmalina. (See story, page 4.) 4 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Senior voice recital Alannah Gustavson. Works by Franck, Fauré, Brahms, Debussy and others. Accompanied by Clifton Noble, Jr., piano. 7 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Sunday, May 5

Gallery of Readers Arlene Rodriguez and Beth Dirks will read. 4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Performing Arts/Films
Flute recital Jennifer Joray Oliver, UMass. 7:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Religious Life
ECC morning worship with the Rev. Dr. Leon Tilson Burrows, Protestant chaplain, preaching. This will be the last service of the semester. Refreshments follow worship. 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*

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

Monday, May 6

Pre-examination study period ends

Honors presentations Psychology.
9 a.m.­noon, Bass 210

Honors presentations Neuroscience. 1-4 p.m., Bass 210

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 4/29 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

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

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

Tuesday, May 7

Final examinations begin.

Weight Watchers at Work All welcome. 12:15­1:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 4/29 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

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

Aerobics class Noncredit, for students. 7:30­8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio

Wednesday, May 8

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 4/29 listing. Noon­1 p.m., Chapel*

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

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

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

Thursday, May 9

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 4/29 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

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

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

Friday, May 10

Examination period ends

Lecture "The Recommendations for the Next Step in Contemplative Education: Not the Monastery, Not the Ashram, or Commune." William Irwin Thompson, author, and founder of the Lindisfarne Association, a countercultural think tank. Sponsor: Five Colleges Faculty Seminar in New Epistemologies and Contemplation. 2 p.m., Lecture Room 3, Merrill Science Center, Amherst College*

Religious Life
Service "Invitation to Silence." See 4/29 listing. Noon-1 p.m., Chapel*

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

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

Saturday, May 11

Houses close for all students except '02 graduates, Commencement workers and those with Five College finals after May 10.


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

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*

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