News for the Smith College Community //October 11, 2001

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Alaska By Boat, 100 Years Later

Last July, 24 scientists, artists and naturalists boarded the 340-foot oceangoing vessel M/V Clipper Odyssey and embarked on an expedition, sponsored by Smith College, that took them across Alaska's waterways, past its glaciers and wildlife, and-perhaps most importantly-100 years into its past.

Dubbed the Harriman Expedition Retraced, the journey followed the 9,000-mile route of the fabled 1899 Harriman Expedition, its members documenting and researching the ecological and cultural changes the region has undergone since Edward Henry Harriman first blazed the path.

Like passengers on the original Harriman Expedition, members of the updated version were not along "simply for a vacation or a tourist trip," says Tom Litwin, director of the Clark Science Center and leader of the Harriman Expedition Retraced. "We had a definite mission, and each of the scholars had information to assess."

When the Harriman Expedition set sail from Seattle over a century ago, the ship was loaded with 126 passengers and crew members. Harriman, a railroad tycoon who had organized and funded the voyage, was among them, along with his family.

For the Harrimans, the expedition presented an opportunity to hunt bears and a chance to explore an exciting new frontier. Edward Harriman ensured that the voyage would be comfortable, housing his family and guests in luxurious cabins and providing a chef to prepare the ship's meals. But comfort wasn't Harriman's only concern. Determined to develop the socially and scientifically significant aspects of the trip, he invited aboard scientists, naturalists and artists, many among the most accomplished in their fields. They were provided with laboratories and space for specimen preservation and given the opportunity to examine the Alaskan environment for possible unique discoveries.

For two months, the ship sailed about the Pacific, through the Prince William Sound, into the Bering Sea and across the Bering Strait to Siberia, making some 50 stops along the way. Passengers disembarked and spent days exploring Alaska's communities and wilderness. A few discoveries were uncovered on the trip, including a previously unknown fjord and a glacier. But the voyage's lasting value was the passengers' smaller discoveries and observations, including more than 100 trunks of specimens, 5,000 photographs and drawings, and enough data to fill 13 books.

Last summer's researchers, armed with the knowledge of all the discoveries and data from the 1899 Harriman Expedition, were well-prepared to observe and record the changes Alaska has since undergone.

The 2001 expedition team noted that in the past hundred years Alaska has seen a number of economic, ecological and social changes, some "very positive," Litwin says. For example, in 1899, "the native communities had been terribly disrupted due to impacts from Russian fur trading and other businesses. They were drawn into those businesses and their own cultures became scattered as a result." Now, native Alaskans are reclaiming their heritage and traditions, researchers noted.

The Harriman Expedition Retraced assisted in repatriating several items that had been removed from a deserted native village in 1899. Six totem poles were returned to the people of Ketchikan, Alaska, that were taken from the Cape Fox village of Gaash during the original Harriman Expedition. For a century, the items had been displayed in a number of university museums, including Harvard and Cornell, as well as the Smithsonian. The Cape Fox community celebrated the return of the totem poles with a ceremony titled "100 Years of Healing," which marked not only the recovery of those important artifacts, but also a renewed interest in native songs, dances, and arts.

In general, the last century has not been entirely kind to Alaska, according to the researchers. Forests there are disappearing. Heavy reliance on oil revenues has led to a lopsided economy, creating an increased need for Alaskan tourism, which subverts natives' efforts to reclaim their heritage. "It's a very complicated story, a whole mosaic of issues," Litwin says.

To more fully explain the story, PBS and Florentine Films are creating a feature-length production about both the original Harriman Expedition and the Harriman Expedition Retraced. The film, which will air nationally next year on PBS, will be released with a number of accompanying educational materials, including a CD-ROM, a teachers' guide emphasizing the environmental studies aspect of the expedition and a book compiled and edited by Litwin. Articles, maps, chronologies and educational materials are also online at the Harriman Expedition Retraced Web site, at

We Are All 'Cut From the Same Cloth'

In Japan, thousands of people flock to the country's Shinto shrines each year to inscribe their prayers and thoughts on placards in honor of those they have lost. The thoughts are then displayed for the public to view.

Loosely based on that tradition, the Staff Council will coordinate "Cut From the Same Cloth," an exhibition that will feature the feelings, quotes and sketches written and drawn on pieces of cloth by Smith community members and campus visitors in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11 and their aftermath.

The cloths will then be displayed as part of On the Fence: Public Art in Public Space, an initiative organized by the Smith College Museum of Art to adorn with artwork the construction fence surrounding the Fine Arts Center renovation project.

Colorful strips of cloth, indelible markers and instructions will be available on campus at Neilson and all other libraries, the Gamut, at the parking garage, near student mailboxes, at Ainsworth Gym, at the Physical Plant and Human Resources offices, in College and Seelye halls, at the Alumnae House, in the Quad, and at the Fine Arts Center project fence. To participate, students, staff, faculty and campus guests are invited to write or draw their thoughts on the cloth using the markers, then take it to the fence -- in front of Neilson Library -- and tie it on in the designated exhibition space. In their expressions, participants are encouraged to focus on the themes "Anger and Fears," "Things We Share/Have in Common," "Hopes" and "Actions."

"Cut From the Same Cloth" is the result of a compulsion by members of Staff Council to "do something" in response to the September 11 events, explains Ann Mayo, museum assistant and guard supervisor in the Museum of Art, who joined an ad hoc committee to form a Staff Council response. "As human beings are 'cut from the same cloth,' so will be the strips of cloth for the project," she says.

After consulting with Joshua Miller, an associate professor in the School for Social Work and an authority on community response to collective trauma and disaster from a mental health perspective, the ad hoc committee decided to submit a proposal to On the Fence.

The "Cut From the Same Cloth" collage, which will be on display through Monday, October 22, will be the second exhibit of On the Fence, which will run until the completion of the Fine Arts Center in early 2003, when the fence will be dismantled.

The Future of Education Is Here

Inviting a guest lecturer to be beamed into a room on campus from hundreds of miles away to address a class may sound like the stuff of "Star Trek" -- a scene from science fiction in which people can traverse multiple time zones at the push of a button.

But thanks to Smith's new interactive networked classroom technology, that scenario is here and now, and a lecturer need no longer be physically present to deliver a talk.

Last year, each of the five area colleges purchased equipment that enables them to develop interactive networked classrooms that can connect their students to professors, lecturers and other students in remote locations. By late April, each college "had installed one classroom equipped for the interactive exchange of text, video and sound with one another and with sites around the world," says a Five College press release.

Smith's interactive networked classroom, located in Media Services room C114 in the Alumnae Gymnasium, is equipped with several cameras, three monitors, microphones, a document camera, VCR, computer and a video screen control panel that allows for remote control of the cameras and peripheral equipment.

The video conferencing equipment, collectively called the Tandberg Educator2, can simultaneously project "the remote class, the teacher, your own class or even a document or a computer," says Linda Ahern, senior programmer and analyst in Information Technology Services (ITS). Multiple remote sites can connect to that projected presentation, all at the same time, Ahern adds. "Here in the Five Colleges, we've connected four sites together at one time," she notes.

The five colleges hope to use the technology to offer opportunities for collaborative teaching and to share courses that are not available at every college. "There is a strong interest in the Five College language department being able to reach out to Five College students [to enable them] to take some of the languages that are not supported on each campus," Ahern says.

At Smith, several creative uses for the equipment are in the works. The School for Social Work hopes to use the interactive networked classrooms to communicate with students participating in off-campus internships, for example.

"This will be a way of checking in to the home campus during the internship," Ahern explains. And faculty members involved in the college's study-abroad program in Florence plan to connect prospective JYA students with those already studying in Italy, who can provide a uniquely informed perspective on the program.

For now, however, faculty and staff are still learning how to operate and use the equipment effectively, Ahern says. This past summer, Five Colleges, Inc. received a $50,000 grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation to launch a faculty training program. It held a three-day workshop in July that gave participants hands-on experience in using the interactive networked classrooms and in designing sample teaching projects to use there. Faculty members who attended the workshop are excited about the options made available by the equipment, Ahern says.

And while the day has not yet arrived when virtual communication will supplant real human interaction, the networked classrooms undeniably provide a glimpse of the future of education.

Leadership Program Seeks Students

This January, for the tenth straight year, some 25 students will take over the second floor of Seelye Hall and learn to become leaders and effect positive change in their communities after college. The students are women who are committed to honing their leadership skills by participating in the Smith Leadership Program.

For the last two weeks of two Interterms, they work together in groups led by faculty members and professionals in a variety of workshops, developing an understanding of group dynamics, improving their oral presentation skills, learning negotiation tactics, practicing techniques to manage conflict and sharpening their ability to manage resources while addressing real community problems. During its two Interterm sessions the Smith Leadership Program, directed by Randy Bartlett, professor of economics, provides nearly 160 hours of leadership training.

During the summer between the January sessions, each participant has an opportunity to put her learning to work in an internship (in addition to Praxis) with an organization that meets her particular interests. Past participants have held internships at the National Institutes of Health, at the White House, and in homeless shelters, art museums, newspapers, law offices and advertising agencies throughout the country. They have worked in businesses of all types, in governments at all levels, and for a variety of nonprofit organizations.

In each, says Bartlett, they have found opportunities to learn about effective leadership. "Every Smith graduate will, at some point in her life, reach a juncture where she can make a difference in her community by moving a group of people to act on some important issue," he says. "The regular curriculum develops some of the talents she will need to succeed at that, but not all. The Leadership Program adds the practical skills of leadership to the intellectual development of the regular liberal arts curriculum."

Two informational meetings about the program and application process are scheduled for Monday, October 15, at 4:30 p.m., and Thursday, October 18, at 7 p.m., both in Seelye 308.

Bartlett emphasizes that the Smith Leadership Program is available to any student who will be at Smith for at least two more Interterms. But it applies most directly to "people who want to make a big impact in their communities," he says, such as through work with a nonprofit agency, a social organization or a community-oriented corporation. "Student leaders often participate."

Students interested in participating in the Smith Leadership Program should attend one of the scheduled information meetings. For more infor-mation, contact Bartlett at ext. 3605.

Chapel Service to Remember Smith Student

A memorial service for Katherine Pope '03, who died on July 5 in Palo Alto, California, will be held on Thursday, October 18, at 5 p.m. in the Helen Hills Hills Chapel. Pope had been riding a bicycle to her summer internship at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Menlo Park when she was struck by a car. Pope, whose home was Winter Park, Florida, had been a STRIDE student and a dual major in physics and history. She was a resident of Morrow House.


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


Honorary Degree Nominations
The Committee on Honorary Degrees is seeking names of individuals for consideration as honorary degree candidates. Smith will consider women who are exemplars of excellence in academic and nonacademic fields, and women and men who have had a special and favorable impact on the college or upon the lives and education of women. Considering the criteria upon which decisions on honorary degrees will be made, the Committee on Honorary Degrees requests that nominations be accompanied by the nominee's curriculum vitae, articles concerning the nominee or as much information as possible regarding the nominee's professional accomplishments. Because nominations are abundant and time is limited, the committee must receive information at the earliest possible date. Typically, the committee also seeks information from other sources. Send nomination letters to the Committee on Honorary Degrees, Office of the Board of Trustees, College Hall 30.

New Chapel Services
The Office of the Chaplains will offer daily services titled "Repairing the World: Reflections on Hope in Troubled Times," from 12:30 to 12:50 p.m., Monday through Friday in Helen Hills Hills Chapel. Following ringing of the chapel bells each day at 12:25 p.m., the services will consist of readings from various religious and spiritual texts, silent meditation and a message of hope from college personnel. Everyone is welcome.

Cut From the Same Cloth
The Smith community is invited to participate in "Cut From the Same Cloth," an exhibition of feelings, quotes and sketches on cloth, in response to the tragic events of September 11 and their aftermath. The cloths, with their individual expressions, will be tied to the construction fence around the Fine Arts Center renovation project as part of On the Fence: Public Art in Public Space. To participate, go to one of several campus locations-libraries, Ainsworth Gym, near student mailboxes, Physical Plant, the Quad and near the construction fence-where indelible markers, cloth strips and instructions will be available, and express your thoughts. Then take the cloth to the fence and tie it on in the designated exhibition area. Faculty, staff, students and campus visitors are invited to participate, and are encouraged to focus on the themes "Anger and Fears," "Things We Share/Have in Common," "Hopes" and "Actions." (See story, page 1.)

Museum Trip Rescheduled
Because of recent events, the trip to New York City sponsored by the Smith College Museum of Art, originally scheduled on October 27, has been changed. "A Breather in the Berkshires" will replace the New York trip on Saturday, November 3, with scheduled visits to the Clark Art Institute, the Williams College Museum of Art and MASS MoCA. Call ext. 3587 to register.

Print Workshop and Lecture
A three-day print workshop with artist Walton Ford and Master Printer Maurice Sanchez, of Derriere L'étoile Studio, will take place October 17-19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, in Skinner Hall, room B07. Ford will give a slide lecture on Thursday, October 18, at 4:15 p.m., in Stoddard Auditorium. The workshop is made possible by the Harnish Visiting Artist Fund and is hosted by the art department in collaboration with the Smith College Museum of Art.

Head of the Paradise
The annual Head of the Paradise boat race will take place on Sunday, October 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Paradise Pond. The event is open to students, faculty and staff. Prizes will be awarded. For information, call ext. 2710 or 2717.

UMass FAC Discount
The financial group TIAA-CREF, through a partnership with the UMass Fine Arts Center, is offering a 25 percent discount (30 percent for tickets reserved before October 15) off regular ticket prices to all Center Series events for Five College employees. Tickets are limited in availability and will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The discount does not apply to special events, subscriptions or fund-raising events. For more information, call the Fine Arts Center box office at 545-2511.

Literacy Project Volunteers Needed
The Literacy Project, an adult basic education program, is seeking classroom assistants for literacy, math, computer and GED classes. A mandatory 15-hour training for new volunteers will take place on two Saturdays, October 13 and 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Amherst. Registration is required. To register, call Margaret Anderson at 774-3934, ext. 15.

EPIC Theatre Residency
Members of the EPIC Theatre Center, a new professional New York theater and educational outreach ensemble, will be in residence at Smith for three weeks in January. The ensemble will team with students to write and present new works created during an Interterm course. EPIC members will be on campus on Thursday, October 11, at 4 p.m. in the Theatre Building green room, to outline their residency. For more information, contact Len Berkman at ext. 3206 or lberkman@

Faculty and Staff

Taste of Microbrew
The Smith College Club will host a "Microbrew Tasting/Social," featuring the concoctions of Berkshire Brewing Company, on Tuesday, October 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the club's lower lounge. Learn about the process of brewing by one of the area's finest microbreweries. Enjoy appetizers prepared by the club and accompanied by nine of Berkshire Brewing Company's brews. For dessert: Porter and Chocolate Molten Cake. Admission: $18.95 for members (nonmembers welcome for an additional surcharge). Call ext. 2341 or send email to to make reservations.

Physical Plant Committee
The Physical Plant Safety Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Physical Plant offices, to monitor safety concerns reported by staff members to committee representatives. Concerns are then addressed to improve the working environment on campus. Due to similar concerns with RADS and the Botanical Garden, those departments are invited to join the meetings.


Study Abroad Plan Deadline
The deadline for submitting the study-abroad Plan of Study for approved programs during spring 2002 is Monday, October 15, by 4 p.m. Drop off forms at Clark Hall 305. Call ext. 4905 with questions.

Preliminary information concerning scheduled exams is posted in the registrar's office. Students should check the schedule carefully and report any conflicts to the registrar immediately. Examinations cannot be repeated and will be failed by default if missed through carelessness.

JYA Information Meetings
Learn about Junior Year Abroad programs from next year's director and returned JYA students. For the program in Paris, meet Tuesday, October 23, at 7 p.m. in Seelye 311; for Geneva, Thursday, October 25, 6:45 p.m., Seelye 313; Hamburg, Monday, October 29, 6:45 p.m., Hatfield 204; and Florence, Wednesday, October 31, 4:30 p.m., Hatfield 105.

In preparation for November advising and registration, students should check BannerWeb to ensure that advisers are accurately recorded. Notify the registrar's office of any changes as soon as possible.

Study Abroad Programs
Learn about the following approved, special study-abroad programs from the faculty adviser and returned students: Study in China, Tuesday, October 23, 4:30 p.m., Hatfield 205; Study in India, Tuesday, October 30, 5 p.m., Clark Hall, third floor resource room; Study at AKP, Tuesday, October 30, 7 p.m., Seelye 102.

Student Schedules
Students are encouraged to check their course registration on BannerWeb. They are responsible for all courses in which they are registered, and must report inaccuracies to the registrar immediately. The last day to drop a course is Friday, October 12. Forms may be obtained in the registrar's office, and must be signed by the instructor, adviser and class dean in order to make course changes at this time.

Orientation Survey Winners
The winners of the Student Affairs Orientation Survey drawing are: Rosalyn Epstein, who won two tickets to the Alvin Ailey Dance Company performance at the Calvin Theatre; Meg Albee, two tickets to the Counting Crows concert; and Meghan Rourke and Michelle Montepara, $20 gift certificates for downtown Northampton.

Escape to Nature
The Office of the Chaplains is sponsoring a renewing weekend of music on Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13, featuring nature walks and peaceful vistas at a local flower farm. The event is open to all students; registration is required. To register, call ext. 2750 or 584-4433.

Museum Studies Course
ARH 295J, Museum Studies, is a three-credit course offered every two years during January Interterm. It is an intensive course that will meet four or five days a week and will involve considerable travel to other museums in New England and New York. There will be an overnight trip and one weekend trip. Please do not apply unless you are prepared to dedicate the entire Interterm (Monday, January 7-Saturday, January 26) to the class. Enrollment is limited to 10. To enroll, submit an essay to the museum office (Leonard House, 32 Round Hill Road; offices open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday) by 5 p.m. on Monday, October 29. Instructions are available at the museum office. A list of of those admitted (and alternates) will be posted at the museum office on November 1.

Smith Women for Wall Street
Are you interested in pursuing a career in the financial services industry? In conjunction with the CDO, the Smith Women for Wall Street, a student group, will provide workshops to help students interested in investment banking prepare for interviews and networking. Depending on interest, the group may also plan a tour of top Wall Street firms. The first workshop, "Interviewing for Investment Banking: What You Need to Know," will take place on Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m., in the CDO group room.

Picker Semester-in-Washington Program
The Department of Government's Picker Semester-in- Washington Program gives students an opportunity to participate in political processes and study the operation of public institutions. The Picker Program, named in honor of Jean Sovatkin Picker '42, runs for seven months, from June through December. It is intended for first-semester juniors and seniors with appropriate backgrounds in the social sciences. The program, which is open to all majors, allows students to study the processes by which public policy is made and implemented at various levels of government. Students interested in U.S. foreign policy, international relations and politics in other countries are encouraged to participate; there are ample internship opportunities with organizations devoted to international politics. Fourteen hours of academic credit are awarded for successful completion of the program. The program provides summer stipends and assists students in finding housing. The director is Donald Baumer, professor of government. Submit applications to Lea Ahlen in Wright Hall 15 no later than Monday, October 29. An informational meeting, which will describe and explain the program, will take place on Wednesday, October 17, at 5 p.m. in Seelye 101. For more information, consult

Harry S. Truman Scholarships
Smith may nominate as many as four students (current juniors), who are interested in careers of public service, to be candidates for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which includes a stipend of up to $30,000 for the senior year of college and the first two years of graduate or professional school. To submit your candidacy, send a letter explaining career goals, a résumé and transcript to Donald Robinson, Department of Government, Wright 15, by Friday, October 19. Résumés should list public service activities and experience in leadership positions.

Study Skills Workshops
The Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning's Tutorial Services Program has planned a series of hour-long study skills workshops to help students achieve greater success in their classes. Workshops are free, but require registration. To register, sign up at the Jacobson Center, Seelye 307, in the Study Skills Workshops notebook. The workshops are: "Where Does the Time Go: Time Management Techniques," Tuesday, October 16, 3 p.m. and Wednesday, November 7, 4:15 p.m.; "Preparing for Exams," Tuesday, December 4, 3 p.m. and Wednesday, December 5, 4:15 p.m. Individual counseling is also available. To schedule an appointment, contact Leslie Hoffman, coordinator of tutorial services, at ext. 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.

Family Weekend

Family Weekend provides an opportunity for students to invite their families and friends to campus to participate in the Smith community and get a firsthand experience of campus life. Classes are open to all visitors. All students and their guests are welcome to participate. Below is a listing of events.

Friday, October 19
Registration for families and friends
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gamut

Making a Difference: Student Community Links
S.O.S. (Service Organizations of Smith) display highlighting Smith students' community service endeavors. Seelye Hall, first floor foyer

Career Development Office
Staff members will be available to families. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Drew

Class Deans' Open Office Hours
Individual family meeting sign-up sheets will be posted in deans' offices: Tom Riddell, dean of the first-year class; Margaret Bruzelius, dean of the sophomore and junior classes; Donald Reutener, dean of the senior class. 1-3 p.m., College Hall 23

Presidential Tea
Acting President John Connolly invites students, families and friends to an informal tea. 3-4 p.m., Alumnae House

Afternoon Tea
Family and friends are invited to participate in Smith's weekly tradition. Afternoon tea for Ada Comstock Scholars and their families will be held in Hopkins House. 4 p.m., college houses

Shabbat Services
Join Smith's Jewish community. 5:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Shabbat Dinner
Following services celebrating the Sabbath. 7 p.m., Field House

Saturday, October 20
Registration for families and friends 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gamut

Panel on National Crisis 10 a.m., location TBA

Academic Spotlights 11 a.m.-noon

Picker Engineering Program, Neilson Browsing Room

Study Abroad Programs, Seelye 201
Women and Financial Independence, Seelye 106

Black Students Alliance BBQ
Join the BSA for food and fun! Admission: $2, guests; free, Smith students/seniors/ children. 1 p.m., Unity House lawn

Family Welcome Panel With John Connolly, acting president; Susan Bourque, provost and dean of the faculty; Maureen Mahoney, dean of the college; Anna Franker '02, Student Government Association president. 1 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA

Fundraising Fair
Student clubs and organizations will sell Smith memorabilia. 2-4 p.m., Mendenhall CPA courtyard

Botanic Garden Tour 3 p.m., Lyman Conservatory

Mill River Foliage Walk Enjoy a scenic walk down Smith's own Mill River trails. Sponsor: Smith Outdoors. 3 p.m., Botanic Garden greenhouse

Hospitality Suite Hosted by Smith College Parent's Committee. 4­6 p.m., Alumnae House

Asian Teahouse Annual Family Weekend performance. Join us with your family and friends for a wonderful evening of dances, martial arts and songs from all over Asia. Dinner follows in the Gamut. Tickets: $5, general; $3, students/children/ seniors. 5:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Asian Food Night
Sample a taste of Asia with a delicious blend of far-Eastern cuisine. A nominal fee will be charged at the door. Sponsor: Asian Students Association; Korean American Students of Smith; Ekta. 7-8 p.m., Gamut

Sunday, October 21
Interfaith worship service with music performed by the college choirs and family members. 10:30 a.m., Chapel

Each Smith student is allowed two family members as guests of the college. Additional family members will be charged $9. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., college houses

Monday, October 15

Lecture "Discovery of Earth's Earliest Fossils: Solution to Darwin's Dilemma." J. William Schopf, professor of paleobiology, UCLA. Refreshments precede the lecture in McConnell foyer. Sponsors: Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program; departments of Biological Sciences and Geology; Environmental Science and Policy Program. 4:30 p.m., McConnell Auditorium*

Lecture "Of Heroines Peripatetic and Unsympathetic in Maryse Condé's Desirada." Ronnie Scharfman, French language and literature, SUNY-Purchase, will speak on the Francophone Caribbean novelist. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 207*

Lecture "Terrorism: Does Vengeance Assist Recovery?" Marty Nathan, director of the Greensboro Justice Fund, and widow of Michael Nathan, who was killed by KKK members and Nazis in the 1979 Greensboro Massacre. Nathan will discuss the conflicting strivings for justice, vengeance, truth and recovery for terror victims, as well as the September 11 events. 7 p.m., Wright Common Room*

Lecture "Financing Life." Randy Bartlett, economics. Open to the Five College community. Sponsor: Women and Financial Independence: The Smith College Program in Financial Education. 7:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Information 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 for students interested in studying abroad in Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking countries. Attendance is mandatory for students planning to study abroad in such countries next year. 4:15 p.m., Seelye 201

Informational meeting about the Smith Leadership Program, a series of workshops on leadership skills ranging from public speaking to organizational budgeting. The Program meets during the last two weeks of interterm. A similar meeting will be held on Thursday, October 18. (See story, page 4.) 4:30 p.m., Seelye 308

Weekly meeting Smith Democrats. 6:30 p.m., Davis Lounge

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 "Repairing the World: Reflections on Hope in Troubled Times." A short service of readings, silent meditation and a brief message of hope offered by a member of the college community. Readings will be drawn from various religious and spiritual texts. All welcome. Sponsor: Office of the Chaplains. 12:30-12:50 p.m., Chapel*

Bible Study 7:45 p.m., Lawrence House

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

Computer science TA lunch table Noon, Duckett Spec. Dining Room C

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

Postcard and sundae party Write postcards to prospective students from your hometown or anywhere. Tell them about Smith and enjoy a sundae. The house that writes the most postcards per resident will win $100. 7 p.m., Davis Downstairs Lounge

Tuesday, October 16

Sigma Xi luncheon talk "DNA Damage: It's Not All Bad." Betsy Jamieson, chemistry. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club Lower Level

Lecture "Elyeh: A Kabalah for Tomorrow." Arthur Green, noted scholar and teacher of Jewish mysticism. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture "Lucretius and the Evolution of the Renaissance Man." Alison Brown, Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Professor in Renaissance Studies, emeritus professor, Royal Holloway, University of London. Second lecture of three in the Kennedy Lecture Series 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium

Performing Arts/Films
Music in the Noon Hour Mozart's Viola Quintet in C Major, K. 515, performed by Smith music faculty and friends. For more information, call 585-ARTS. 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall*

Meeting Brenda Armstrong, Duke University School of Medicine, will discuss getting into medical school and what it is like to be a medical student. Lunch will be provided to those who register by Friday, October 12; contact Brenda Jameson at bjameson@ or ext. 2597. Noon, Burton 101

CDO law school panel featuring representatives from Harvard, Yale, New York University and Cornell law schools. Noon-2 p.m., Seelye 207

CDO Drop-in session A Yale Divinity School admissions representative will be available to speak with interested students. No appointment necessary; first come, first served. For more information, consult Noon-2 p.m., CDO, Drew

Weight Watchers at Work 1 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

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

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

CDO Informational meeting Representatives from Microsoft Corporation will discuss entry-level careers and summer internships. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 207

Religious Life
Hillel at Noon Great food, good conversation. All welcome. Noon, Kosher Kitchen, Dawes

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*

Service "Repairing the World: Reflections on Hope in Troubled Times." See 10/15 listing. 12:30-12:50 p.m., Chapel*

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

Bible Study 9 p.m., Lawrence House

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 Chinese, German Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B (alternate weekly)

Soccer vs. Springfield. 4 p.m., Athletic Field

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

Postcard and Sundae Party See
10/15 listing. 7 p.m., Davis Lounge

Stargazing Join the astronomy department in viewing stars, planets and other astronomical entities through the college's telescopes. 8 p.m., McConnell Roof Observatory*

Wednesday, October 17

Lecture "Interpreting Financial News." Jim Miller, economics. Open to the Five College community. Sponsor: Women and Financial Independence: The Smith College Program in Financial Education. 11:50 a.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Lecture "From Academia to Entrepreneurship: Turning Research into Practice." Corinna Lathan, president and CEO of Anthro Tronix Incorporated, an expert in human performance engineering and a consultant in the areas of biomedical engineering, human factors and education. Part of the Executive Access Lecture Series. Noon, Alumnae House*

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

Print workshop with artist Walton Ford and Master Printer Maurice Sanchez. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Skinner, room B07

CDO Informational meeting World Learning, a private, nonprofit educational services organization, will discuss career opportunities. Noon, Wright Common Room

Informational meeting The Salt Center for Documentary Field Studies. Learn how to spend a semester in Maine documenting a region through words or photographs.
4 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Presentation of the Major Economics. 4:15 p.m., Seelye 207

CDO Informational meeting Representatives from Lexecon Inc., an economics and business-consulting firm in Cambridge, will present information about entry-level jobs. For more information, consult 4:30 p.m., Wright Common Room

Informational meeting Smith College Exchange Program. For students interested in participating in the Pomona, 12-College, and Black Colleges Exchange programs. 4:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

CDO Informational meeting "Interviewing for Investment Banking: What You Need to Know." A panel discussion including Katrina Cokeng '02, Niirupa Umapathy and Kristina Johnson '02. Sponsors: Career Development Office; Smith Women for Wall Street. 7 p.m., CDO Group Room, Drew

Meeting MassPIRG. 7 p.m., Seelye 101

CDO Informational meeting MIT/Lincoln Library representatives will discuss career opportunities in science and technology. 7:30 p.m., Wright Common Room

Teach for America infosession Teach for America, the corps of outstanding college graduates who commit two years to teaching in public schools in low-income communities, is looking for Smith applicants. For more information, consult www.teachforamerica. org. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Meeting Celebration of Sisterhood.
9 p.m., Seelye 101

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

Service "Repairing the World: Reflections on Hope in Troubled Times." See 10/15 listing. 12:30-12:50 p.m., Chapel*

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

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

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

Classics lunch Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

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

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

Postcard and Sundae Party See 10/15 listing. 7 p.m., Davis Lounge

Thursday, October 18

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture "The Tangled Web: Changing Perspectives on the Tree of Life." Laura Katz, assistant professor, biology. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture "Bringing Women into Classical Japanese History." Joan Piggott '67, Japanese history, Cornell University. Sponsors: history department; Lecture Committee; East Asian studies; East Asian languages and literatures; Alumnae Association. 4 p.m., Seelye 207*

Slide lecture Walton Ford, guest artist for the 17th Annual Smith College Print Workshop. 4:15 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Print workshop with artist Walton Ford and Master Printer Maurice Sanchez. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Skinner, room B07

Performing Arts/Films
Theater Landscapes by Magdalena Gomez. John Hellweg, director. A wild comic odyssey into a media-blitzed society, exploring the impact of the media on the lives and consciousness of young people. Co-produced by the theatre department and the Enchanted Circle Theater. Tickets: $7, general; $4, students/children/seniors. For tickets, call 585-ARTS. 10 a.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Film A Man for All Seasons (winner, 1966 Best Picture Oscar), starring Paul Scofield. Fred Zinnemann, director; Robert Bolt, screenplay. About the rise and fall of St. Thomas More. Part of History 100. All welcome. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Jittery's Live Open Mic Night hosted by Tiny Glover. Do you sing, play an instrument, write poetry, have some hidden talent? Sign up in Davis to perform. 9 p.m., Jittery's, Davis *

Informational meeting about environmental field research in Costa Rica with Duke University's Organization for Tropical Studies' semester and summer sessions in tropical biology and environmental science. Sponsor: Environmental Science and Policy Program. 4:15 p.m., Engineering 102

Informational meeting Smith Leadership Program. See 10/15 listing .
7 p.m., Seelye 308

Meeting Smith TV. 7 p.m., Media Resources Center

Meeting MASSPirg. 7 p.m., Seelye 310

CDO Infosession Representatives from Louis Dreyfus, worldwide traders and agriculture and energy merchandisers, will present information about entry-level jobs. 7:30 p.m., Wright Common Room

Religious Life
Service "Repairing the World: Reflections on Hope in Troubled Times." See 10/15 listing. 12:30-12:50 p.m., Chapel*

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

Memorial service for Katherine Pope '03, who died on July 5, in Palo Alto, California. (See box, page 1.) 5 p.m., Chapel*

Intervarsity prayer meeting 7-10 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Other Events/Activities
Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 8-9:15 a.m., Davis Ballroom

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

Glee Club lunch table Noon, Special Duckett Dining Room C

Friday, October 19

Family weekend (See schedule above.)

Lecture "Medea and the Ethics of Revenge at Athens." Michael Lloyd, University College, Dublin. Sponsors: classics department; Ancient Studies Program. 5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Performing Arts/Films
Theater Landscapes. See l0/18 listing. 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Naegele Family Concert Philip Naegele, professor emeritus of music, violin and viola, will be joined by his wife Barbara E. Wright, viola; son Matthias Naegele, cello; and daughter-in-law Emi Ohi Resnick, violin. Tickets: $7, general; $3, students; free to Smith music students. For tickets, call 585-ARTS. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall*

CDO drop-in session A University of Michigan Law School representative will be available to answer questions. No appointment necessary. Noon-2 p.m., CDO, Drew

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 "Repairing the World: Reflections on Hope in Troubled Times." See 10/15 listing. 12:30-12:50 p.m., Chapel*

Shabbat Service 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. All levels welcome. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Volleyball Hall of Fame Invitational. 6 p.m., Ainsworth Gym*

Saturday, October 20

Family Weekend (See schedule above.)

Performing Arts/Films
Film Weekly showing of animé, Japanese animation. 3 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Theater Landscapes. See l0/18 listing. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Concert POPS!: Beatlemania. College Orchestra, student ensembles and a cappella groups. Bruce Diehl, Pamela Getnick, Jonathan Hirsh and Grant Moss, directors. Tickets (available October 20 in post office lobby, Gamut, and at the door): $7, general; $4, students. 8:30 p.m., JMG*

Religious Life
Roman Catholic Mass for Family Weekend. All who would like to sing in the choir, please arrive at 4:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m., Chapel

Other Events/Activities
Crew Pumpkin Novice Regatta.
9 a.m., Connecticut River*

Field hockey vs. Elms. 10 a.m., Athletic Field*

Soccer vs. U.S. Coast Guard. Noon, Athletic Field*

Rugby vs. Wesleyan. Noon, Upper Athletic Field*

Volleyball Hall of Fame Invitational. 10 a.m., Ainsworth Gym*

Open House Women in Technology International (WITI) will launch the WITI Invent Center at Smith/Five Colleges with a ribbon cutting and refreshments as well as displays and information about career information and resources offered at the center. All students and families are welcome. 3 p.m., Tilly Hall

Sunday, October 21

Meeting Gaia. 1:30 p.m., Bass 106

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

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
No Roman Catholic Mass today

Interfaith worship service Students of the religions represented at Smith and the college chaplains will participate. Music performed by the college choirs and family members. Those wishing to sing in the choirs should attend a 9:15 a.m. rehearsal. Coffee, donuts and juice served. 10:30 a.m., Chapel

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

Christian Prayer Meeting Smith Christian Fellowship. 6 p.m., Wright Common Room

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


The Henry L. Seaver Collections: A Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Henry L. Seaver's Stunning Bequest Through December. Mortimer Rare Book Room vestibule, Neilson Library, third floor*

Paradise Gate A site-specific architectural sculpture made of natural materials, by North Carolina sculptor Patrick Dougherty, which will remain on campus all year. Sponsors: Smith College Museum of Art; Botanic Garden. Burton Lawn*

The Journey Not the Arrival: Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1906-2001 An exhibition of rare materials from special collections, chronicling the life of the aviator, author and 1928 Smith graduate. Through October 31. Neilson Library, Morgan Gallery (entrance corridor) and third floor*

Linear Dimensions Recent figurative works, including paintings, drawings and sculptures, by Eileen Kane '67. Through Oct. 31. Alumnae House Gallery*