News for the Smith College Community //October 18, 2001

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First Ask: Can It Be Recycled?

Each year, Smith College produces some 1,200 tons of disposable products -- discarded paper and cardboard, food waste, bottles, cans and a constant heap of miscellaneous rubbish, roughly 650 pounds of it per person on average.

Of that disposable tonnage, about 22.5 percent, or 272 tons, was recycled last year. That means all of the college's used paper (181 tons), cardboard (50 tons) and bottles and cans (40 tons) collected for recycling were reused, either carted off to a recycling facility in Springfield or sold to manufacturers that use them as raw material in new products.

If Angela Fowler, the Five College recycling coordinator, has her way, Smith's recycling percentage will soon be on the rise. "This is not a bad figure," says Fowler of Smith's recycling rate, "but I am reaching for a goal of 30 percent."

For good reason: it's expensive not to recycle. Last year, 940 tons of Smith's garbage was hauled to the Northampton landfill, costing the college a total of $61,100 -- and the cost of burying trash is likely to go up.

Of course, economy isn't the only good reason for recycling, emphasizes Fowler, who divides her time among the programs at Smith, Amherst, Hampshire and Mount Holyoke colleges (UMass has its own program). First and foremost, recycling is a responsible way to conserve the earth's resources, she says. "If we kept going without recycling, we would keep filling landfills," and in the process contaminating the planet's air and ground with an endless array of unhealthy gases and chemicals while depleting its finite natural resources.

To increase the recycling percentages, an ongoing effort is required by Fowler and college personnel to educate community members on proper recycling practices, to make recycling as simple as possible and, equally important, to stress a reduction of trash.

"We want to make it possible to recycle without leaving your desks," she explains. A list is distributed to students at the beginning of each year of materials that should be recycled. This year's list includes paper, newspapers and magazines, catalogs and envelopes, and bottles and cans, including shampoo and laundry and detergent bottles (after thorough rinsing).

To help the college's effort, Smith's Physical Plant "has put a lot of energy into improving the recycling program," Fowler says. "They do all the physical work." Also, Residence and Dining Services has been heavily involved in implementing programs in student houses.

A major improvement has been the installation of cardboard baling equipment in several areas on campus -- outside dining halls at Tyler, Ziskind-Cutter and Comstock-Wilder houses and at Grécourt Bookshop -- which has enhanced the collection and marketability of cardboard. The college then sells the cardboard, creating revenue that can offset hauling expenses. Because of that simple change, Fowler expects the amount of recycled cardboard to increase dramatically next year.

"The other area of great improvement has been in paper recycling," Fowler says. By marketing and selling mixed paper collected from campus residences and buildings, Smith has earned enough to pay the cost of hauling the paper and purchasing the cardboard baling equipment.

Fowler's ongoing contact with students has also helped build recycling awareness. Fowler, who is in her second year as the Five College recycling coordinator, works with recycling representatives, called Earth Reps, from almost every house on campus, who monitor their respective residences' adherence. She also employs student helpers.

As for Fowler herself, recycling has been part of her life for a long time. She served as the Town of Amherst recycling coordinator before taking her current position. "I'm one of those people who wash out plastic bags," she says. "I drive my children crazy. I buy a box of Ziploc sandwich bags like once every two years. But that's how extended recycling takes place -- people become imaginative about ways to reuse."

Fowler believes that Smith is on the right track, even if its recycling numbers aren't as high as she'd like. "I know we have an attitude for recycling," she says of Smith. "And we have an expression of that attitude" in the form of Physical Plant's and RADS' efforts to improve recycling numbers here.

But she urges Smith community members to think even more vigilantly before tossing something in the garbage. Can it be reused or recycled? If it's a newspaper or magazine, cardboard, an envelope, a bottle or can, even a Post-It note, the answer is yes.

How You Can Help Recycle:

Every item recycled is one less that goes to the landfill. Help Smith's recycling effort by using proper bins when discarding items, and by following these simple tips:

  • Recycle most office paper products, including Post-It notes (all colors), all white envelopes (including those with windows), newspapers and inserts, all magazines and catalogues, NCR (no carbon required) paper and all colored or white copier and computer paper, including "green-bar" (staples and paper clips are okay)
  • Flatten all cardboard and place next to the mixed paper bin
  • All bottles and cans must be completely empty
  • All food must be rinsed out of cans and yogurt containers

What not to recycle:

  • Tyvex or any non-white envelopes
  • Paperboard (such as cereal, cracker or shoe boxes)
  • Tissues and paper towels
  • Coffee cups
  • Any non-paper items (i.e. plastic bags or any other plastic, candy wrappers)

And don't forget: buy products made from recycled materials.
Call the Smith recycling hotline, ext. 2447, with questions or comments.

Panel to Explore Masculinity

For the past several years, feminist studies has broadened its scope to consider masculinity an essential element in the analysis of gender relations.

n other words, "You can't look at females without looking at men, too," says Ann Ferguson, associate professor of Afro-American studies and women's studies. "You can't understand the condition of women in society without paying attention to how masculinity is produced and encouraged through everyday practices as well as through institutions and the media. There's a growing field that looks at gender as a relational construct. The field of feminist studies has more and more turned its focus away from women exclusively."

As part of that trend, the Women's Studies Program will hold a panel discussion on "Making Men: Masculinity, Media, and Violence," featuring the perspectives of two authorities on the sociology of masculinity: Sut Jhally, a professor of communication at UMass and founder and executive director of the Northampton-based Media Education Foundation (MEF); and Michael Kimmel, professor of sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the author of several books that have received international recognition for their study of men and masculinity.

The panel will take place on Monday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Wright Auditorium.

As part of the panel, Jhally will present a talk, "Wrestling With Manhood in the 21st Century," which will look at media portrayals of professional wrestling and its tremendous popular appeal for some men and boys.

Jhally has gained recognition from a videotape he produced in 1990 titled Dreamworlds: Desire/Sex/Power in Music Video, which presents his critique of representations of women in popular culture and commercial images. That video, which received national press after MTV threatened a lawsuit, sparked the creation 10 years ago of MEF, which produces educational videos that foster critical thinking about mass media. Jhally is regarded as one of the world's leading scholars of advertising, media and consumption.

Jhally's most recent video, Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity, will be shown on Sunday, October 21, at 4 and 7 p.m. in Seelye 106. The video argues that vio-lence in America is actually a crisis in the societal construction of masculinity and offers suggestions of how American society can create an environment for producing "better men."

Kimmel will also present a talk, titled "Masculinity, Homophobia, and School Violence," that will explore school shootings and violence in the construction of adolescent masculinity.

Kimmel's books include Changing Men: New Directions in Research on Men and Masculinity; Tide: Pro-Feminist Men in the United States; and Manhood in America: A Cultural History. His most recent book is The Gendered Society. His course "Sociology of Masculinity" examines men's lives from a pro-feminist perspective and has been the subject of articles in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and other publications, as well as several television shows. Kimmel is the spokesperson for the National Organization for Men Against Sexism.

Ferguson points out that initially feminist studies focused on women exclusively, and that masculinity was largely ignored. "It was almost as if feminists fed into the argument that male behavior was natural and ahistorical, and that men acted out of an overdose of testosterone," she says.

However, in the last two decades, an important body of work has built on feminist and race theories to critically describe and analyze the social production of masculinity. "I feel we're in a real transitional time," she says. "The field is looking at gendered ways of living in the world and asking, 'What about how men have been socialized?'"

Ferguson, who will moderate the "Making Men" panel, is the author of Bad Boys: Public Schools in the Making of Black Masculinity, which this year won the distinguished book of the year award from the Sex and Gender Section of the American Sociological Association. The book investigates why African-American males are disproportionately the targets of school discipline and suspension.

A reception will follow the panel in Wright common room.

The Organ Is Back, Better Than Before

For the first time in nearly four years, since a burst water heater caused devastating damage, the 91-year old college organ in John M. Greene Hall will be played again.

The organ, once hailed as one of the grandest instruments in America, sustained extensive and expensive water and moisture damage to its mechanics -- including the blower, leather pouches that control the pipes and to some of its reed-stop pipes -- in December 1997, when a broken water heater flooded the hall's basement and blasted steam into the instrument's workings.

The building, which was built in 1910, was not damaged.

Now, fours years and more than $400,000 later, thanks to an ongoing renovation effort headed by Grant Moss, college organist, the historic instrument has not only been restored to its 1997 condition, but has improved in some areas, such as in its tone and projection.

"It's saving the best of the old pipework," says Moss of the renovation, "while replacing the damaged pipes, giving it more volume than it used to have, more clarity, more brightness, but still retaining that old rich sound."

The rebuilt organ will make its debut on Saturday, October 27, when Moss performs with the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra (PVSO). The concert will take place in John M. Greene Hall at 8 p.m. Moss will perform as soloist in the Organ Concerto by Francis Poulenc, and in a new work written for the occasion by Paul Phillips, music director of the PVSO and of the Brown University Orchestra. The concert will also include the Organ Symphony by Camille Saint-Saëns and the Fountains of Rome by Ottorino Respighi.

Moss has spent several late nights in the hall recently, helping to prepare the organ and making minor adjustments. When it's all finished, the organ will be a "much more ver-satile" instrument than it was at the time of the flood, he says. "Now the college will have an organ that'll play almost any organ music," including the diverse program with the PVSO.

The Austin Organ Company of Hartford, the original builders of the organ, has carried out the repairs, renovating the instrument to a quality more befitting its original stature. "It absolutely exceeds everyone's expectations," Moss says.

Created and installed in 1910 when John M.Greene Hall was built, the organ was purchased with a $20,000 gift from the class of 1900 in honor of its president, Cornelia Brownell Gould. For many years, it was a stellar instrument, kept busy with daily chapel in the hall six days a week, evening vespers, and a crowded teaching and recital schedule. By 1997, the organ was in need of some updating, some of which the renovations addressed, says Moss.

These days, it is rare in to find a concert venue with a real pipe organ, says Moss. For that reason, outside groups, such as the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, are considering John M. Greene Hall for concerts in the near future. And the Smith College Orchestra, conducted by Jonathan Hirsh, is planning a spring performance with the refurbished organ.

"The fact that we have a concert hall with a pipe organ is enviable," Moss says. "The Pioneer Valley Symphony couldn't do this anywhere else."

Tale of Two Engineers in the Making

By Andria Darby '02

A decade ago, when Ada Comstock Scholar Emerson Taylor '04 was working an assortment of office jobs, she didn't imagine that she would one day become a student -- let alone an engineering major at Smith College. "I never once even gave college a thought," she says, though she'd "always been fascinated with architectural and structural design."

No one in her immediate family had attended college, after all. "That was for someone else," she recalls thinking. "That's what so-and-so does."

But after 10 years in the work-force, Taylor's perspective had changed. She realized she was "not too happy" in her career. "Something was missing," she says. "I wanted to do something more fulfilling." Perhaps college was the answer.

She took a few classes at the University of Rhode Island, and "discovered I like to learn and be challenged," she explains. Then she decided she "might as well study what I really liked," and set her sights on an engineering degree, becoming one of the first enrollees in Smith's Picker Program in Engineering last year.

Now in her second year of the program, Taylor has good things to say about being an engineering student at Smith. "It far surpasses any expectations I had. There
is a real dedication on the part of the faculty to make sure we get the best education we can. They want to make this program better than anything they went through."

Rhonda Stratton '05 followed a much different path, but with the same destination. Straight out of high school, she entered Smith this year as a member of the college's second class of Picker Program enrollees. She chose to attend Smith because it combines an engineering education with the liberal arts. "I really like math and science," says Stratton, "but I'd go insane if I only studied those subjects." Stratton looks forward to taking classes in history and government to bolster her engineering education, she says.

Like many Picker Program engineering students, Taylor and Stratton believe that the college's balanced approach offers the best of both worlds. "I wanted to be immersed in academia but be able to study what I wanted, too," adds Taylor.

Taylor considers the Picker Program to be rigorous but thorough, producing well-rounded students who know how to communicate. She believes that the program's graduates will be able to contribute more to the field of engineering than if they had studied a more traditional engineering curriculum.

Stratton agrees that studying engineering in a traditionally liberal arts setting will translate to an advantage in the workplace. "In the real world, people will look at the fact that you have a rounded education," she predicts. And she believes that a women's college is the perfect place to study engineering, as "There's definitely a shortage of women in engineering."

One aspect of the Picker Program Stratton says she has found to be particularly helpful is its effort to pair its first-year students with sophomores who can provide support and friendship. "You have someone you can talk to who's been through the first year," she says.

Despite their different backgrounds and paths to Smith, Stratton and Taylor share a satisfaction with where they've ended up -- two of the Picker Program's earliest engineering scholars, blazing the path for generations of Smith engineers to come.

"It's one of the exciting things," adds Stratton, "being one of the first ones to go through."

Boat Races, Float Night -- It Must Be Fall

The leaves are changing color, the air is cooling and the end of October is fast approaching. Fall is here.

And at Smith, there's a traditional (and very serious) way to celebrate the passage of autumn: with Oktoberfest, a wild weekend of Jello-slinging, canoe-painting, root beer float-swilling and the annual Head of the Paradise boat race, all taking place from Friday through Sunday, October 26-28.

Float Night kicks off the festivities. Just before sundown, students from more than a dozen houses will gather by Paradise Pond, where they will have an hour and 15 minutes to decorate canoes for their houses. Then, after dark, they'll paddle their canoes as part of an illuminated parade around the pond, as a panel of staff and student judges evaluates their creations. Spectators, while sipping root beer floats from commemorative plastic mugs, can enjoy the parade from the pond's banks.

Following the parade, another competition will commence nearby as members and employees of various campus organizations duke it out in a wrestling ring filled with Jello. "It's kind of a pep rally for Smith," remarks Theresa Collins, sports and facilities coordinator in the Department of Athletics, about the event.

On Sunday, from 1 to 3 p.m., Oktoberfest will culminate with the annual Head of the Paradise crew race, yet another opportunity for students, faculty and staff members to compete, this time in boats -- old boats.

Like Float Night, the Head of the Paradise has been around for a long time. The races will follow the same route that boaters rowed in the 1960s, from the Mill River waterfall to the Paradise Pond island. Even more incredibly, racers will row the same wooden shells that were used by Smith students as early as 1916.

Crew team member Siobhan Doherty '02, who rowed in the Head of the Paradise race for Baldwin House in 1999, plans to race again this year. "Rowing those old wooden boats is like rowing a bathtub," she says. Nevertheless, she adds, it's "a great way to connect with the generations of rowing alumnae."

The Head of the Paradise "evolved from the days when P.E. was a requirement for all students," says Karen Klinger, head crew coach. "Toward the end of the '60s, when the college was getting rid of the P.E. requirement, women decided to start racing from the waterfall to the island in class and house competitions, just for kicks." Eventually, those races became a tradition and the Head of the Paradise was born.

Several students, faculty and staff members have assembled their own teams for the race, each of which comprises four rowers and one coxswain. One of those teams is Connolly's Crew, which consists of a number of campus "heavyweights," including two provosts and the college treasurer. "I don't know," warns Collins, "someone might want to challenge them."

Rowing experience is not necessary for those who compete in the Head of the Paradise. The competition is mostly for fun. "It's a wonderful opportunity for people from all over campus to take a much-deserved break," says Doherty, "and gather on a beautiful Sunday afternoon to have fun and laugh and cheer."


October 2: Smith 0, Mount Holyoke 9
October 6: Smith 0, Wheaton 9
October 9: Smith 0, Tufts 9
October 11: Smith 8, WPI 1
October 13: Smith 1, Wellesley 8

Field hockey
October 2: Smith 5, WPI 0
October 6: Smith 3, MIT 2 (OT)
October 9: Smith 0, Clark 4
October 11: Smith 0, Amherst 2
October 13: Smith 1, Wheaton 3

October 2: Smith 3, Mount Holyoke 2
October 3: Smith 0, Williams 3
October 5-6: Colorado Classic: 4th place out of 4
October 9: Smith 0, MIT 3
October 13: Seven Sisters Championship: 5th place

Cross country
October 13: Westfield State Invitational: 6th place out of 26

October 2: Smith 0, WPI 0
October 4: Smith 1, Trinity 2
October 6: Smith 0, MIT 3
October 9: Smith 3, Clark 2
October 13: Smith 0, Wheaton 3

September 29: Smith Show: 3rd place out of 12
October 7: Williams Show: 1st place out of 12

Stacie Eliades '02 has been named a recipient of an American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Undergraduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship is given to "highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers in microbiology," according to an ASM press release. Out of 91 applicants, 32 were awarded fellowships. Only six of the fellowships were awarded to students from liberal arts or master's institutions. As a fellow, Eliades will have an opportunity to conduct summer research at Smith alongside her ASM mentor, Christine White-Ziegler, assistant professor of biological sciences. They will present their research, "Temperature Regulation of RimJ Expression and SS acetylation," at the 2002 ASM General Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Eliades will receive a $2,500 stipend, a one-year ASM student membership and reimbursements for travel and supplies. The American Society for Microbiology is the world's oldest and largest biological membership organization, with 40,000 members.

Kiki Gounaridou, assistant professor of theater, recently published an article titled "Sitting on the Fence: Pina Bausch, the Berliner Schaubühne, and the Aesthetics of Eclectic Performance" in Maske und Kothurn, an international journal of theater studies, published in Vienna, Austria. She was also the associate editor for Text and Presentation, the journal of the Comparative Drama Conference. In April, Gounaridou moderated a panel on "Drama and Philosophy" at the Comparative Drama Conference in Columbus, Ohio, and in July she presented a paper, "Against the Rules of Unity: Cultural Identity and Contemporary Greek Tragedy," at the International Federation for Theatre Research Conference in Sydney, Australia.

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, and/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.

Cut From the Same Cloth
The Smith community and campus guests are 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, the parking garage, 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."

Technology Advisory Group
A new group, the Committee on Administrative Technology Services (CATS) has been established to advise Information Technology and the vice president for finance and administration on policies, priorities, standards and services related to administrative technology. The committee will review long-term plans for administrative technology and services as well as progress toward established goals and objectives; recommend hardware and software standards for administrative users; consider centralization and decentralization of activities related to administrative support and the scope of user services; and offer advice about appropriate staff expertise, training and outcomes assessment as well as policies pertaining to access, use and maintenance of data in the college's integrated database. Smith community members may contact CATS members to voice their thoughts or concerns. CATS members are Linda Chirgwin, RADS; Ruth Constantine, committee chair, vice president for finance and administration; Debbie Cottrell, dean of the faculty office; Janet Hukowicz, ITS; Karin George, advancement; Herb Nickles, ITS; Ann Shanahan, college relations; Audrey Smith, admission; Susan Stano, student financial services; and Basil Stewart, controller's office.

Save the Date
On Saturday, April 20, 2002, Smith will hold its first Student Research Day. Designed to celebrate the scholarly work that results from student/faculty collaboration, the day will feature student presentations in a series of poster sessions, papers, readings, panels and performances that will showcase senior theses, special studies, independent research projects and creative work in the fine and performing arts. The event may include introductory sessions in the late afternoon and evening of April 19 and a picnic luncheon on April 20. Details will be forthcoming. For further information, contact Debbie Cottrell, assistant dean of the faculty, at

Faculty and Staff

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.

Halloween at Smith Club
The annual Smith College Club's Halloween Party, "Hallo-Buffet," will take place on Saturday, October 27, from 5:15 to 8 p.m. Featured will be Worms and Eyeballs (spaghetti and meatballs), Harvest Chicken, Gargoyle-gonzola Bread (gorgonzola bread), Ch-Ch-Chicken Fingers, Creepy Veggies, Graveyard Guck and Halloween treats and crafts. There will be dancing with D.J. Dan from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission: $11.50, adult members; $5.95, children 3 and over; free, children under 3. Nonmembers are also welcome for an additional surcharge. To make a reservation, contact the club office at ext. 2341 or


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.

Mellon Fellowships
Applications are available for Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies, which help promising students prepare for careers in teaching and scholarship in humanistic disciplines. The Mellon Fellowship is available to first-year doctoral students. The application request deadline is Tuesday, December 4. Call Justina Gregory at ext. 3486 for more information.

College Initiative for Diversity Awareness
CIDA is a committee that acts as the student wing to the Office of Institutional Diversity. It funds innovative diversity programming for the Smith Community. If you would like to join the committee, submit a one-page letter of interest to the Office of Institutional Diversity, College Hall 31.

Picker Semester-in-Washington Program
The Department of Government 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. For more information, consult

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.

Urban Education Initiative
The Urban Education Initiative is an innovative service learning program that provides support for Smith students to garner firsthand experience in New York City middle and high schools. An informational meeting for those interested in applying for a January 2002 Urban Ed Initiative Internship will be held on Monday, October 22, from 6:15 to 7 p.m. in the Clark Hall conference room, on the first floor. Now in its second year, the Urban Ed Initiative will sponsor 10 Smith students for three-week internships in January. Interns will be assigned in pairs to selected schools throughout the city. Each intern will be mentored by a teacher and will spend weekdays working in the school. No teaching experience is required. Interns will attend a series of orientation sessions at Smith. In New York City, Smith interns will join interns from Williams, Middlebury and Amherst colleges for weekly dinner meetings. Applications are available in the Office of Educational Outreach, Clark 208. The application deadline is Thursday, November 1. For more information, call ext. 3060 or send email to or

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. The scholarship 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.

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 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.

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, October 22

Lecture "German Youth in the Third Reich: A Reappraisal." Michael Kater, Distinguished Professor of History and Social and Political Thought, York University, Toronto, Canada. Sponsors: German, history and music departments; Jewish Studies Program. 2:40 p.m., Seelye 106

Biological sciences colloquium "Diet and Hibernation of Yellow-bellied Marmots: Why Are Marmots so Fat?" Brett C. Woods, Northwestern University. Reception precedes lecture. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05

Chaired professor lecture "Globalization in Historical Perspective: Three Books to Change Our Vision of the World." David Newbury, Gwendolen Carter Professor of African Studies. Reception follows in Seelye 207. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Panel discussion "Making Men: Masculinity, Media, and Violence." As part of the discussion, panel members Sut Jhally, professor of communications at UMass and director of the Media Education Foundation, will speak on "Wrestling With Manhood in the 21st Century;" and Michael Kimmel, author and professor of sociology at the State University of New York, Stonybrook, will speak on "Masculinity, Homophobia, and School Violence." (See story, page 1.) Ann Ferguson, Afro-American studies and women's studies, will moderate. A reception will follow in Wright common room. 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

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

Lecture "O God, Pay Attention! The Book of Lamentations and the Cry to Be Heard." Kathleen M. O'Connor, professor, Old Testament language, literature and exegesis, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. All welcome. Sponsors: Massachusetts Bible Society; Chapel. 7:30 p.m., Chapel*

Lecture "Jewish Musicians in Nazi Germany: Persecution, Suffering and Exile." Michael Kater, Distinguished Professor of History and Social and Political Thought, York University, Toronto, Canada. Sponsors: German, history and music departments; Jewish Studies Program. 8 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

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

Presentation of the major and minor Geology. Refreshments served. 4:15 p.m., Sabin Reed 101A

Meeting Smith Democrats. 6:30 p.m., Davis Downstairs 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 service of readings, silent meditation and a message of hope. All welcome. Sponsor: Office of the Chaplains. 12:30-12:50 p.m., Chapel*

Bible study For more information, contact Jessica Jones, ext. 7237. 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 Special Dining Room C

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

Tuesday, October 23

Sigma Xi luncheon talk "A Ray of Hope: Screening the Genome Using DNA Microarray Technology." Adam Hall, biology. Open to faculty, emeriti, and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Poetry reading Heather McHugh, poet, translator and "postmodern metaphysician." Booksigning follows. 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Lecture "Targeting the West: Religious Fundamentalism from a Psychoanalytic Point of View." Using the September 11th events as a case study, Vamik Volkan, Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction, University of Virginia, will discuss the various elements that create a large group identity. Reception follows. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

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

Question-and-answer session with poet Heather McHugh, who will read in the evening. 3:30 p.m., Wright Common Room

Study Abroad informational meeting on China. Meet with the faculty adviser and returned study-abroad students. 4:30 p.m., Hatfield 205

Presentation of the major Archeology. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 207

Presentation of the major and minor Spanish and Portuguese, and Latin American and Latino/a studies programs. 4:30 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

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

Presentation of the major Medieval Studies. Refreshments served. 5 p.m., Hatfield 201

Presentation of the major Education. 5 p.m., Campus School

JYA information meeting on Paris. Learn about the program from next year's director and returned JYA students. 7 p.m., Seelye 311

Meeting Outing Club weekly meeting, to plan events and backpacking, kayaking, caving and skiing trips.
7 p.m., Ainsworth Faculty Lounge*

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

Religious Life
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 10/22 listing. 12:30-12:50 p.m., Chapel*

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

Bible study For more information, contact Andy Weiss, ext. 7348.
9 p.m., Lamont 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)

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

Volleyball vs. Clark. 7 p.m., Ainsworth Gym*

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

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

Wednesday, October 24

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

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

Lecture "The Atrocities of September 11th in Islamic and Global Perspectives." Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, scholar of Islam and human rights, and Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, Emory University Law School, while categorically condemning the atrocities, will argue for a contextual understanding and constructive response in accordance with the rule of law of international relations, and examine the implications of American foreign policy for democratization and human rights in Islam. Part of the "Religious Tolerance and Intolerance in Ancient and Modern Worlds" project of the Kahn Institute. 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films
Theater Landscapes by Magdalena Gomez. John Hellweg, director. A wild comic odyssey into a media-blitzed society that explores 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*

Presentation of the major English. Pizza served. Noon, Wright Common Room

CDO informational meeting A representative from the CIA will present information about career opportunities. For more information, consult 12:15 p.m., Wright Auditorium

Informational meeting A representative from the Williams-Mystic Seaport Program will discuss maritime studies and answer questions. 3:30 p.m., Seelye 110

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

Presentation of the major East Asian languages and literatures.
7 p.m., Seelye 211

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 10/22 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 10/23 listing. 7 p.m., Davis Downstairs Lounge

Thursday, October 25

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture "Thinking about the 'Residential' in a Residential Liberal Arts Education." Maureen Mahoney, dean of the college, and Tom Riddell, dean of the first-year class. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture "Commodus in the Arena: Myth, Power, and Spectacle in Late Second Century Rome." Jonathan Edmondson, professor of history, Programme in Classical Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada. Sponsors: history and classics departments; Ancient Studies Program. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Performing Arts/Films
Film Missing, starring Sissy Spacek and Jack Lemmon. The story of Charles Horman, who was killed by Chile's Pinochet dictatorship in 1973. His widow, Joyce, will speak at Smith on Tuesday, October 30. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 302*

Theater Landscapes. See 10/24 listing. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Presentation of the major Philosophy. Pizza served. Noon, Dewey Philosophy Study

Presentation of the major Neuroscience. Lunch provided. Noon-1 p.m., McConnell 404

Presentation of the major Anthropology. 4 p.m., Seelye 207

Presentation of the major Government. 4:45 p.m., Seelye 201

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

Informational meeting for chairs of student organizations. 5 p.m., Seelye 106

JYA information meeting on Geneva. Learn about the program from next year's director and returned JYA students. 6:45 p.m., Seelye 313

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

Meeting MassPIRG. 7 p.m., Seelye 310

CDO informational meeting John Brady, deputy superintendent, will discuss teaching careers in the Westport, Connecticut, public schools. 7:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Religious Life
Service "Repairing the World: Reflections on Hope in Troubled Times." See 10/22 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*

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

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, Duckett Dining Room C

Volleyball vs. Amherst. 7 p.m., Ainsworth Gym*

Friday, October 26

Panel discussion "The Importance of Financial Education for Women," with Smith trustees Ann Kaplan '67, Phoebe Haddon '72, Judy Milestone '66 and Gloria Steinem '56. 4 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films
Theater Landscapes. See 10/24 listing. 10 a.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

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

Religious Life
Service "Repairing the World: Reflections on Hope in Troubled Times." See 10/22 listing 12:30-12:50 p.m., Chapel*

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

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

Language lunch table Hebrew. Noon, Duckett Dining Room C

Saturday, October 27

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

Concert The Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra with Grant Moss, college organist, who will perform on the rebuilt college organ for the first time in nearly four years. (See story, page 4.) 8 p.m., John M. Greene Hall*

Theater Landscapes. See 10/24 listing. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Other Events/Activities
College Club buffet "Hallo-Buffet," the College Club's Halloween party, featuring Worms and Eyeballs (spaghetti and meatballs), Harvest Chicken, Gargoyle-gonzola Bread (gorgonzola bread), Ch-Ch-Chicken Fingers, Creepy Veggies, Graveyard Guck and Halloween treats and crafts, and dancing. (See notice.) To make a reservation, call ext. 2341 or send email to 5:15-8 p.m., College Club

Sunday, October 28

Performing Arts/Films
Concert "I Believe." A sacred jazz concert featuring pianist, composer and recording artists Trudi Pitts and Friends. The event opens the weeklong celebration honoring Otelia Cromwell, Smith's first African-American graduate. All welcome. 2 p.m., Chapel*

Film Bamboozled. Spike Lee, director. A powerful satire and social commentary on the history and continued presence of minstrels in film and television. Sponsor: Otelia Cromwell Day planning committee.
7 p.m., Wright Auditorium

Film Missing. See 10/25 listing. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 106

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

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

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

Religious Life
ECC morning worship in the Protestant tradition. 10:30 a.m., Chapel

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

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

Christian prayer meeting Smith Christian Fellowship. 6 p.m., Wright Common Room

Other Events/Activities
Head of the Paradise Annual boat race on Paradise Pond, featuring student, faculty and staff teams. (See story, page 4.) 1-3 p.m., Paradise Pond*

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


The Politics of Culture: Appropriation, Appreciation, Interrogation An interactive art project that gives members of the community an opportunity to respond to the lectures, discussions, workshops and performances presented in celebration of Otelia Cromwell Day, an annual six-day symposium devoted to issues of racial and cultural diversity. Part of the Museum of Art project On the Fence: Public Art in Public Space. October 28 through November 4. Fine Arts Center Construction Fence*

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, 1906­2001 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*