News for the Smith College Community | February 27, 1997

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Rah Rah Stuff

It didn't take much to make people cheer at Rally Day 1997. The seniors cheered for themselves at every turn; the audience cheered for the resplendent faculty and for the tall, black velvet cone of a hat worn by President Ruth Simmons and the garden party straw sported by the speaker, Mary Maples Dunn, president emerita. They cheered after the president read each of the eloquent citations about the accomplished women who were awarded Smith medals and after the choirs and glee club completed their renditions of the charming and appropriate "Harriet Tubman" and "I Am a Suffragette"; and they cheered wildly when, after citing some heroines of the past -- Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks, Betty Friedan, Margaret Sanger -- Dunn pointed at the seniors and said "YOU will be the heroines" of the future.
But, almost as much as anything else, they relished -- and cheered -- the president's litany of some of the great news items of this year:
(Sorry to keep you waiting but...Rally Day coverage will continue next week with a story about the teaching, banner and skit awards as well as the announcement of AcaMedia Rally Day Contest winners.)

Getting Together

Smith has recently entered a partnership with the Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem (YWLS) in New York City. The school, which opened in the fall of 1996 with 55 seventh graders, will expand over the next several years to accommodate, ultimately, between 300 and 350 students in grades seven through 12.
The partnership is one of many established through the Consortium for Educational Excellence Through Partnership (CEEP), an organization that is headquartered in Middlebury, Vermont. YWLS has had a very high profile since its founding because, as a recent story in The New York Times noted, "in a sense they are trailblazers: there are only two other all-girls public schools in the country, in Philadelphia and Baltimore, and research on the subject is extremely limited."
Founded with the philosophy that some young girls can benefit from learning, particularly in mathematics and science, without boys in the classroom, the school's first group of students -- some of them hesitant about this concept at first -- seem to be coming around. Albeliza Perez, 13, quoted in the Times, said "Last year, I would have thought 'I'll take whatever life brings me.' Now I say to myself, 'I can be absolutely anything I want to be.'" (Right now she wants to be a marine biologist.)
The Young Women's Leadership School was selected by Smith as an educational partner because of the shared missions of the two institutions. The collaboration, which is being overseen by Ann Wright, dean of enrollment management, is, at this stage, still very much in its infancy. A group of Smith faculty members and administrators interested in the program met recently to talk about some activities that might become part of the partnership. In similar, but already well-established, collaborations the college partner sometimes sends student interns to the school, brings some of the school's students to the college's campus for summer programs or develops forums for faculty interaction or other mentoring systems for both faculty and students.
The program will be formally announced this week with a CEEP press conference in New York City unveiling several new partnerships and a February 25 visit by President Simmons to the school to meet with the students.

Is the Tent Big Enough?

Philip Green, Sophia Smith Professor of Government, will deliver the 39th annual Katharine Asher Engel Lecture on "a topic I have been reflecting on and teaching about for years," he says, on Tuesday, March 4, at 5 p.m. in Wright Hall Auditorium. His lecture will be entitled "No Community Without Me: Reflections on Identity."
Green notes that, although his subject will be diversity and tolerance, he will not be using those words the way we most commonly use them today; he will discuss tolerance and diversity among groups rather than among individuals.
He has concluded that, "to paraphrase Groucho Marx, I would not belong to and don't think that, even in the name of the communal good, any of us can rightly be asked to belong to any community that demands to be treated like a club, admitting some and excluding others." Communities that don't have room for "anyone who does not reflect their dogmas about the good life don't deserve anyone's loyalty," Green adds.
The Engel lectureship was established in 1958 by the National Council of Jewish Women to honor Katharine Asher Engel, its onetime president, who graduated from Smith in 1920. A faculty member who has made a significant contribution in his or her field is chosen to deliver the lecture each year.
Green has taught at Smith since 1964. His recent published work has included an essay, "The Political Institutions of the Good Society" in the book The Constitution of Good Societies. He is an editor of Democracy, a collection of essays, and of "The Routledge Dictionary of 20th-Century Political Thinkers."
The lecture, which is sponsored by the Smith College Committee on Community Policy, will be followed by a reception in Neilson browsing room.

Working Women

March 8 is International Women's Day, and the Sophia Smith Collection is going to help us celebrate. "No Privileges. Just Our Rights," a panel discussion featuring women who are active in organized labor, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on March 7 in Alumnae Gymnasium, where the collection is housed.
The event is funded by the Florence Simms Fund, which honors one of the pioneers in the movement to teach leadership skills to working women in the YWCA's industrial program and in summer schools for union members. Some of Simms's followers, including Smith alumnae, honored her by giving money to fund speakers who could raise awareness among Smith students of the issues with which working class women struggle.
Participants in the upcoming panel will be Kathleen Casavant, executive vice president of the Massachusetts AFL/CIO; Donna Ginga, a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service and a union activist; Kathleen Nutter, '90, adjunct faculty, Westfield State College; and Becky Belcore '94, organizer for the Service Workers Union in Minneapolis.
Those attending will not only get an historical perspective on International Women's Day (which had its origins in the labor movement) and some insight into the current state of organized labor; they will also have the opportunity to view an exhibition, drawn from the Sophia Smith Collection's holdings, on the history of International Women's Day, from 1910 to the present.
Crystal Daugherty '98, Sophia Smith Collection intern, has done much of the planning for the program.
Alumnae Gymnasium is entered through Level A of the Neilson Library. Both the gymnasium and the library are wheelchair accessible.

Résumé Help Resumes

For some students, the dread of writing a first résumé is enough to make a lifetime at the helm of a fry-o-lator seem like an attractive option. But the Career Development Office offers several solutions for résumé neophytes or phobics, as well as for those who simply want to polish up previous efforts.
Last fall, several student peer advisers completed a rigorous training program and are now available to help others with all aspects of the résumé-writing process. This service was inaugurated about five years ago, notes CDO Assistant Director Renee Hill, who supervises the peer counselors, and it has been very successful. Although it does not supplant daily résumé critiques offered by the CDO's professional staff, the student advisers are available at different hours-including evenings and weekends. In addition, suggests Hill, some students are simply more comfortable consulting a classmate or peer.
The CDO boasts a total of eight peer advisers. They handle myriad tasks, from providing library assistance to conducting workshops and tours. Three of these advisers include résumé assistance among their areas of expertise. They are Shabana Shiliwala '97, Anita Woo '97 and Amy Whitehead '98J.
Peer adviser résumé critique sessions are typically held at the CDO on Tuesdays (7-9 p.m.), Sundays (1-4 p.m.), Wednesday mornings and at varying other hours (see weekly AcaMedia calendars for details). No appointments are necessary. "These drop-in critiques are for anyone -- first-years through seniors -- who already have something down on paper," explains Hill. "But it doesn't have to be anything fancy or typed. It may just be scribbled in pencil." For those who have not gotten even that far, she adds, peer adviser Anita Woo offers weekly résumé-writing workshops for beginners of all ages.
During their training program -- which lasts nearly a whole semester-the peer advisers learn about a range of résumé formats. They discuss how résumés are used by prospective employers and how different companies or organizations will view résumés in varying ways. The advisers also learn how to share their knowledge with their "clients" in a supportive, respectful manner.
English major Anita Woo became a peer adviser in 1995. She sees student drop-ins on a first come, first-served basis and estimates that each visit lasts about 15 minutes. It's not unusual, she observes, for students to arrive lamenting "I don't have anything to put on my résumé." However, "after I talk with them," says Woo, "we generate ideas and sometimes they end up having trouble keeping their résumé to just one page." Another common student fear, claims Woo, is that "a lot of people think that everyone else's résumé is better than theirs."
Woo, who landed "a really great internship at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago," also notes that being a peer adviser has helped her with her own personal self-assessment and job-search skills.
The CDO peer advisers are paid for their efforts, and -- for those who may be interested-the next recruiting process will begin in February. Candidates should have strong interpersonal and public speaking skills and be attentive to details.
"Not all peer advisers do résumé critiques," Hill points out, "and those who do must expect to handle other duties as well. Some peer advisers stay with us for two or three years," she maintains. "We're very grateful to have them. They are our eyes and ears to the campus. They give us feedback about what we're doing well -- and what we're not."
For more information about becoming a peer adviser or for résumé critique schedules, contact the CDO at extension 2570.

New Entries for Your Address Book

Three new electronic journals and reference sources are now available on the Smith College libraries home page. (From a Smith server, go to the libraries home or go directly to these new additions, using the addresses listed below.) ARTFL, available to Smith users only, is a database of more than 115 million words in French, with texts ranging in date from 1100 through the 20th century and covering a vast number of subjects: literature, travel pamphlets, correspondence, memoirs, collections, and much more. This database is fully searchable on line, so the occurrence of a word or phrase may be traced through the history of the language. Also available at this site are major dictionaries of the language and a project to digitize the full text of Diderot's Encyclopédie with reproductions of its plates. Sound interesting? Find it at
Britannica Online, also available only to Smith users, includes the complete text of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Book of the Year for 1994-96 and the Merriam-Webster 10th Collegiate Dictionary and Propaedia, as well as graphics, pictures and hundreds of articles not found in the print version. Links are available to navigate Britannica Online; the index is browsable and search terms and Boolean operators may be entered. Find this at
Project Muse is an ongoing project launched by Johns Hopkins University Press that provides networked access to the full text of more than 40 scholarly journals, including graphics. Any Five College network user with access to a browser may search, view and print articles from any of the online journals. Recent issues of 33 journals are now available and 11 more will be online by April. Among those currently available are: American Journal of Mathematics, American Quarterly, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Human Rights Quarterly, Review of Higher Education and Theatre Journal. The address for this one is:

Meet the Prez

Presidential open hours for students will be held on Wednesday, March 5; Wednesday, March 12; and Friday, March 28. All sessions will take place from 4-5 p.m. in the Office of the President, College Hall 20.
President Simmons will meet with employees on Thursday, March 6, from 1:30-2:30 p.m., also in College Hall 20.
These open hours offer an opportunity to chat informally and individually with the president. No appointments are necessary, and visitors will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Job Openings

Assistant to the chief advancement officer, Advancement. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Director of campaign leadership gifts, Advancement. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Director of advancement systems and operations, Advancement. Review of applications will begin immediately.


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People News

Birthday Book

Cynthia Taft Morris, Charles N. Clark Professor of Economics at Smith, is going to a birthday party. It's not for her, and it's not for a friend; it's for her book. On Friday, March 14, the Harvard Institute for International Development will host a symposium marking the 30th anniversary of the publication by the Johns Hopkins University Press of Society, Politics and Economic Development. During the symposium, Morris and the book's co-author, Irma Adelman, will address the topic "Development Economics of the 1960s on the Attack!" -- an appropriate title for the symposium since the work is a well-known classic of development economics of the '60s.
The book grew out of the authors' belief that, the less developed the country, the more necessary it is to use non-economic characteristics in explaining and evaluating its performance. Morris explains that it was partly because she and Adelman used "data that was unconventional for economists and techniques not commonly used in economics" that the book attracted attention when it was published. During the symposium, Adelman will update the analysis in the original book, and Morris says she will "go on the attack against the deficiencies of the current cross-country quantitative development literature."
Although they have not worked together in the last 10 years, Adelman and Morris started collaborating (they have written two other books and more than 20 articles together) when they were both consulting for the office of program and policy coordination at the Agency for International Development in the mid-1960s. Adelman is now on the faculty at the University of California at Berkeley.
The symposium will take place in the Perkins Room on the fourth floor at the Harvard Institute for International Development, 1 Eliot Street, Cambridge -- just in case you're in the neighborhood and want to say happy birthday.

Good Fellowships

Five Smith College faculty members have been awarded prestigious fellowships. John Davis of the art department, Alice Hearst of the government department, Vera Shevzov of the religion department and Nancy Sternbach of the Spanish department, all have received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Michael Dettelbach of the history department has won a research fellowship granted by the Alexander Humboldt Foundation.
Davis will spend the next six months completing a study of the Sherwood Studio Building constructed in New York in 1880, the first American building designed to provide both studio and living space for artists. His study will result in a publication on the Sherwood, a roster of more than 300 artists who were residents of the building before 1900. This study is part of a larger project examining urban culture in the late 19th century. The NEA project, according to Davis, will treat the Sherwood Studio Building as "an architectural construction, an urban landmark, a social environment, and a structure that, in many ways, made it psychologically possible for an entire generation of American artists to come of age."
Hearst will be working on an interdisciplinary project entitled "Creating the Natural Family: Law & Anxiety in the Domestic Sphere." She argues that restrictive legal conceptions about what constitutes a good family emerge from the need to mediate tensions between liberal and communitarian ideologies in American political culture, which often flatly contradict one another. Traditionally the chasm between the two ideologies has been bridged through the use of "nativist" ideologies - ideologies that attach moral, cultural and intellectual superiority to a narrowly defined view of Americanism and that often rest upon stereotypes of racial, gender and ethnic difference. Her project explores the effect of nativist ideologies in shaping family law rules and looks at how those rules must change as those ideologies are revealed.
Shevzov is writing a book, Tensions in Tradition: Russian Orthodoxy Identity on the Eve of Revolution, about "popular" Orthodoxy and its cultural narratives during the critical decades preceding Russia's 1917 revolution. Based on research in previously unexplored archives, the book explores popular religious practices and beliefs of the laity regarding icons and liturgy, grace and hierarchy and the church and its structure. In counterpoint to voices of the laity, the book will also present the voices of ecclesiastical officials and will set forth those tensions that arose within the Orthodox tradition during this critical historical period.
Sternbach, along with a colleague at Mount Holyoke College, Albert Sandoval, is preparing two complementary volumes on Latina theatre. The first is a critical anthology of plays, performance pieces and narrative stories by and about Latinas working in the theatre. The second is a volume of six interpretive essays that locates the plays within historical, theoretical and bibliographic contexts. Sternbach and Sandoval are the first critics to organize, collect, anthologize and theorize Latina Theatre as a homogeneous entity with its own properties, patterns and characteristics.
During his fellowship, Dettelbach will be in Berlin researching the political-economic views of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), the Prussian explorer, naturalist, and courtier. Humboldt has long been identified with the rise to cultural ascendancy of quantitative, measuring natural science in the first half of the 19th century but as a patron, organizer, and popularizer rather than as a scientist himself.
Two historiographical developments have made it imperative to re-examine the significance of Humboldt and his science, according to Dettelbach. The first is a growing interest among historians of science in characterizing the emergence of modern natural science out of Enlightenment natural philosophy in the early 19th century as a political event or a response to revolutionary crises in notions of authority and order. The second is the gradual recovery of Humboldt as a complex political-economic thinker. Together, these two developments provide Dettelbach with a framework for analyzing Humboldt's work in the sciences as a central part of the reconfiguration of authority in the revolutionary era and have pushed him to develop a more precise and subtle description of Humboldt's role in Prussian economic and political reforms, using materials in the Berlin archives.

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Monday, March 3

Spring Bulb Show
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Lyman Plant House*
Résumé deadline for Chase Manhattan Bank, Private Banking Credit Analyst Program. No extensions given.
noon, Room 20, CDO
Meeting: Campus Climate Working Group.
noon, Neilson Browsing Room
Religious activity: Christian spirituality study/discussion group. Topic: Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle. Lunch served.
noon, Bodman lounge, Chapel
French language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Italian language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
CDO workshop: Résumé critiques by peer advisors.
1 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
CDO workshop: How to Prepare For a Successful Interview.
2:45 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
Meeting: Amnesty International.
4-5 p.m., Seelye 105
Meeting: Smith Debate Society.
4-5 p.m., Seelye 107
Meeting: Sasaki Associates, the planning firm for a proposed campus center, will present images of spaces for feedback from the community. Come express your opinion.
4:15-5:30 p.m., Seelye 101
CDO informational meeting: Considering law school? This program presented by Alice Hearst, government department, and Paula Zimmer, CDO, is for students applying to or considering law school for the fall of 1998.
4:30 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
Lecture: "Legal Melancholy: Eugenie Grandet and the Napoleonic Code," by Michael Lucey, associate professor of French and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by the French department.
4:30 pm., Wright Hall common room*
Special event: Project Square, Sponsored by SOS. Learn to knit or crochet for a worthwhile cause. Make a square to be used to make blankets for local homeless shelters and the elderly. All are welcome. No knowledge of knitting or crocheting needed. Movie and refreshments provided. Questions? Call Tyreen at ext. 6853
7-9 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Special event: SGA candidates debate for the SGA all college-election.
7 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room
Meeting: Weekly PIRG Meeting.
7-9 p.m., Dewey common room
CDO informational meeting: Careers and internships in international health.
8 p.m., Seelye 207
Special event: "We Are Actively Women." Join the Smith Activist Coalition in our second annual celebration for all campus and community activists. Come meet other student activists to find out what they have planned for this semester and how we can work together in the future. Refreshments will be served.
9-10:30 pm, Women's Resource Center, 3rd floor Davis

Tuesday, March 4

Open meeting: Mathematics 105, Mathematics and Politics. Alan Taylor, Union College, "Taking Turns."
10:30 a.m., Burton 101
Spring Bulb Show
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Lyman Plant House*
Luncheon meeting Sigma Xi. "How to Turn a Sphere Outside-in." by Alberto Castro, Mathematics.
noon, Smith College Club downstairs lounge
Luncheon meeting: "Feminism at Smith." Come enjoy free pizza and an open dialogue about experiences and thoughts on feminism at Smith. All welcome. Vegan pizza will be available. Sponsored by Feminists of Smith Unite. Part of Women's Week. Questions? Call Missy at ext. 7850.
noon-1 p.m., Wright Hall Common Room
Religious activity: Episcopal-Lutheran Fellowship meets in parish house parlor for worship, lunch and friendship. All welcome.
noon, St. John's Church, Elm Street*
CDO informational meeting: National Basketball Association will discuss their entry-level training program. Also, part-time summer internships for sophomores and juniors. More information is available in the CDO, Room 20.
noon, Wright Hall common room
Hebrew language lunch table: Guest Danny Rubinstein. Pizza provided.
Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Deutscher Tisch language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Japanese language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Concert: Music in the Noon Hour. Philipp Naegele, Barbara Wright, Alice Robbins, Salvatore Macchia, Rochelle Johnston '00, Sara Hubbell '98 and Grant Moss. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #6.
12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall *
CDO informational meeting: Internships in Francophone Europe. Tim Carlson will be at the CDO to answer your questions about Internships in Francophone Europe, a program that places students and graduates in six- month internships, primarily in Paris. (There is a file on this program, 2nd floor, CDO).
4:30 p.m., CDO library
Lecture: The 39th Annual Katharine Asher Engel Lecture: "No Community Without Me: Reflections on Identity," by Philip Green, Sophia Smith Professor of Government. This lectureship is granted annually to a Smith College faculty member who has made a significant contribution in her/his field. Sponsored by the Committee on Community Policy. (See story page 1.)
5 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium*
Meeting: Grécourt Review.
5-6 p.m., Seelye 202
Meeting: Study group to discuss and experience the spiritual insights of "The Celestine Prophecy." All welcome.
7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Meeting: Senate. All are welcome.
7 p.m., Seelye 201
Film: Not Without My Daughter (1990, Sallie Fields). Weekly film showing for GOV347: Seminar in International Relations. Open to all.
7 p.m., Stoddard auditorium
CDO workshop: Writing Your First Résumé.
7 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
CDO open hours
7-9 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
Workshop: Female figure drawing session. Free. Sponsored by the Art Resources Committee. All Smith students w/ID and Five College students w/ID and sticker are welcome. Question? Jen at ext. 7698 or Naomi at ext. 4054.
7-10 p.m. Hillyer 18
Lecture: "Is Israel Coming Apart? Religion, Nationalism and Fanaticism," by Danny Rubinstein, one of Israel's most astute political commentators and this year's Hillel Scholar-in-Residence at the Five Colleges.
7:30 p.m., Seelye 106*
Performance: Over the Edge. The Smith College AIDS Education Committee is bringing to campus the nationally recognized STAR Theatre Company. The troupe has been acclaimed for presenting an honest, multicultural perspective on HIV/AIDS and other issues confronting young people in our society. STAR was the subject of a recent documentary film, Sex and Other Matters of Life and Death, aired on public television.
7:30 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium*
Meeting: LBTA community meeting. Please come to find out what's going on. We want your input.
7:30 p.m., Gamut, Mendenhall CPA
CDO workshop: Résumé critiques by peer advisors.
8:15 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
CDO workshop: How to Find a Summer Job or Internship.
8:15 p.m., CDO. Drew Hall
Film: In celebration of Women's Week, the Smith College chapter of Amnesty International will be showing two films: Las Madres: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, and The Sky A Silent Witness, both dealing with women and the struggle for human rights.
9 p.m., McConnell auditorium*

Wednesday, March 5

All College SGA election
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Seelye foyer and student mail center lobby;
(9 a.m.-3 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room)
Spring Bulb Show
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Lyman Plant House*
Special event: SOS-sponsored Red Cross annual blood drive. Please donate blood. To make an appointment or for information, call the SOS office at extension 2756 or Shaneela at Walk-ins also welcome.
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Davis ballroom
Religious activity: A gathering and informative discussion/reflection for Catholic Adas. Lunch is served.
noon-1 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Korean language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Spanish & Portuguese language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
CDO workshop: Résumé critiques by peer advisors
1 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
Lecture: Marine science information session. Elisabeth Duffy AC '97 will give a presentation on aquaculture in Caicos and sea turtle tagging in Costa Rica. Sponsored by Five College Marine Science.
4:15 p.m., Burton Hall 101*
Special event: Kaffeestunde fur alle, die sich ein bisschen auf deutsch unterhalten mochten. A German studies social.
4:15 p.m., Wright Hall common room
CDO informational workshop: Job search tips and strategies for Adas. This workshop will cover job search tips and strategies for today's changing market. Bring your questions and concerns.
4:45 p.m., CDO group room
Religious activity: Buddhist service and discussion.
7:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Workshop: Male figure drawing session. Free. Sponsored by the Art Resources Committee. All Smith students w/ID and Five College students w/ID and sticker are welcome. Question? Jen at ext. 7698 or Naomi at ext. 4054.
7-10 p.m. Hillyer 18
Meeting: The Smith College Collective is hosting a talk given by Five College professor Norman Cowie. Cowie will discuss internships in video and film that students can pursue both in this area and nationally. If you are interested in working/interning in film or video this will be an invaluable resource.
7:30 p.m., Nonprint Resources Center C103
CDO informational meeting: Raytheon Electronic Systems. Raytheon has open sign-ups on their interview schedule for March 6.
7:30 p.m., Seelye 206
Film: Dance of the Dead. "The Prisoner" on trial before a French revolutionary tribunal, prosecuted by Bo-Peep, defended by Peter Pan. Bonus showing: Living in Harmony, the episode censored in the United States. Optional for students in HST254b and open to all fans of Kafka or Fourier.
7:30 p.m., Seelye 201*
Performance: The Bus Stop, by Gao Xingjian and translated and directed by Carla Kirkwood. As eight people of diverse backgrounds wait for a decade at a rural bus stop, the author subtly picks apart contemporary Chinese thinking and the idea of personal responsibility. Reservations can be made through the theatre department box office: 2­5 p.m., Tuesday­Friday, and one hour prior to performance or by calling 585-ARTS/3374 TTY. Tickets are $5 general; $3 students and seniors.
8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*+

Thursday, March 6

All College SGA election
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Seelye foyer and student mail center lobby;
(9 a.m.-3 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room)
Spring Bulb Show
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Lyman Plant House*
Special event: SOS-sponsored Red Cross annual blood drive. To make an appointment or for information, call the SOS office at ext. 2756 or Shaneela at Walk-ins also welcome.
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Davis ballroom
Luncheon meeting: "Machina Carnis: A Tale of Two Proteins," by Stylianos Scordilis, biological sciences. Part of the Liberal Arts Luncheon Series, open to faculty, emeriti and staff.
noon, Smith College Club lower level
Luncheon Meeting: Hillel at Noon, a discussion and luncheon gathering, veggie food catered by Fire and Water Café. Danny Rubinstein will lead a discussion of Israeli politics. All welcome. Questions or RSVP to the Kosher Kitchen at ext. 5074.
noon, Dawes House, Kosher Kitchen
Chinese language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Russian language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Meeting: Smith College theatre department presentation. Max Mayer, artistic director and co-founder, and Peter Manning, producer of New York Stage and Film Company, will discuss the upcoming summer season and apprenticeship opportunities for students accepted in the New York Stage and Film Company/Powerhouse Theatre Program on the Vassar College campus this summer. Five College apprentices from past summers will also be available to talk about their experiences. Questions? Call Len Berkman at ext. 3206
3-4 p.m., Green Room, Mendenhall CPA
Lecture: "Effect of Early Damage on Development of the Visual Cortex," by Margaret MacNeil Lesniewski '89, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
4:10 p.m., Bass 210
Lecture: "Transmitting the Self: The Question of Genre in Pliny's Epistle 5.8," by Holly Haynes of the classics department at NYU. Sponsored by the Smith College department of classical languages and literatures.
4:15 p.m., Dewey common room
CDO workshop: Job Searching and Surfing on the Internet.
4:30-6 p.m., Seelye B-3
Meeting: Sierra Club. Questions? Call Liz at ext. 4748 or Kate at ext. 4255.
5 p.m., Wilder House
Meeting: Smith Debate Society.
5-6 p.m., Seelye 107
Discussion: Round table. "What is Tenure?" Dean John Connelly and two Smith faculty members will lead the discussion of tenure at Smith and in general. Sign up in the student mail center in order to participate.
6 p.m., Dewey common room
Gallery Talk: Print Room Exhibition, Still Life Photographs, by Nancy Rich, Curator of Education, Smith College Museum of Art.
7 p.m., Museum of Art*
Lecture: "Threats and Opportunities on the Korean Peninsula," by Hon. Donald P. Gregg, former ambassador to Korea and chairman of the Korea Society. Sponsored by East Asian studies and the Smith College Lecture Committee.
7:30 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room*
CDO informational meeting: Peace Corps.
7:30 p.m., Seelye 110
Performance: The Bus Stop, by Gao Xingjian and directed by Carla Kirkwood. See 3/5 for listing.
8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*+
Performance: Clagett, Clark & Co. Jennifer Clagett and Heather Clark will present an evening of choreography in support of their MFA theses in dance. Reservations, call 585-2787 beginning March 3. Box office is open Monday­Friday from 2­4 pm. $5/general admission and $3/students, seniors, and children.
8 p.m., Scott Dance Studio*+
Lecture: "Lesbian and Gay Rights in Progressive Jewish Perspective," by Judith Plaskow, Quigley visiting professor and William Allan Neilson Professor in Women's Studies. This is the second lecture in the Neilson lecture series entitled "Toward a Theology of Sexuality." Reception to follow in Seelye 207.
8 p.m., Seelye 201*
Film: Smoke. Sponsored by Rec Council.
9 p.m., Seelye 106

Friday, March 7

Conference: The Smith Black Students Alliance sponsors its annual New England Black Students' Conference on March 7-9. General admission is $25. Questions? Call Lannisha Makle at ext. 7500
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Seelye 201*+
Spring Bulb Show
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Lyman Plant House*
ASL language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Gallery Talk: Joos de Momper's "Alpine Landscape," by Peter Griffith, lecturer, department of art history, University of Hartford.
12:15 p.m., Museum of Art*
CDO informational interviews: Open sign-ups for interviews with the Radcliffe Publishing Course which provides an intensive introduction to all facets of book and magazine publishing. Application and résumé required.
1 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
Lecture: Biology Sciences and Biochemistry Colloquium: "Microbes: Cleaners of the Environment Through Their Role in Bioreme-diation," by Lily Young, environmental science department, Rutgers University.
4 p.m., McConnell B05*
Special event: Building Unity: Understanding personal and cultural history to build a world free of racism. Special guest: Joy Degruy-Leary MSW, MA, anti-racism educator/trainer. Sponsored by the Smith Baha'i Club and the Office of Institutional Diversity.
4 p.m., Alumnae House living room*
Lecture: Celebrating the President's Garden: "The Kneeland Garden: Neighbors & Allies," by John Burk, biological sciences. Historical landscape designs presented to President Simmons. Reception to follow at the Lyman Conservatory.
4:30 pm., Sophia Smith Archives, Alumnae Gymnasium (enter through Level A of Neilson Library)*
Meeting: Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society.
4:30-5:30 p.m., Seelye 208
Religious service: Shabbat Eve Service.
5:30 p.m., Dawes House, Kosher Kitchen
Party: BSA conference semi-formal. Part of the New England Black Students' Conference. Questions? Call Lannisha Makle at ext. 7500.
6 p.m.­10 p.m., Davis ballroom*+
Community event: Shabbat Eve Dinner.
6:30 p.m., Dawes House, Kosher Kitchen
Special Event: Battle of the Wits, an event similar to "TV's Family Feud."
7 p.m. Seelye 106
Special event: "No Privileges. Just Our Rights: A Panel Of Women Labor Activists." Reception to follow.
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7:30 p.m., Sophia Smith Collection, Alumnae Gymnasium* (enter through Level A of Neilson Library
Film: Paris is Burning. A compact, fresh, uncondescending and award-winning documentary on the drag balls of Harlem. Black and Latino men don elaborate voguing costumes that parody society's mainstream ways. Truly dynamic perspective of a repressed culture and the society that excludes them. (Director: Jennie Livingston, 1990, 78 min.) Part of a film series entitled "Sub-Cultures and Counter-Cultures," sponsored by the Committee on Motion Pictures.
7 and 9 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium
Meeting: Smith Christian Fellowship. Come sing, pray and chat. Topics for this semester include faithfulness, love, self-control, patience, goodness, joy, gentleness, kindness and peace.
7-9 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Performance: The Bus Stop, by Gao Xingjian and directed by Carla Kirkwood. See 3/5 for listing.
8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*+
Performance: Clagett, Clark & Co. See 3/6 for details.
8 p.m., Scott Dance Studio*+
Party: Six-college LBA blind date dance. Get set for romance, dancing and fun. Includes Springfield College. Admission $7 or $5 if you come to help set up.
9 p.m., Davis Ballroom*+
Performance: "Feminists of Smith Unite" presented by the Student Theatre Committee and the Smith Feminist Group. A variety show.
11 p.m., Stage Right, Mendenhall CPA*

Saturday, March 8

Spring Bulb Show
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Lyman Plant House*
Lecture: Keynote Address for the New England Black Students' Conference. Derrick Bell, of New York University, will be giving a talk about the retention of black students in higher education. Sponsored by the Black Students' Alliance at Smith. Admission $4-5. Questions? Call 585-7500.
2 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium*
Performance: Clagett, Clark & Co. See 3/6 for details.
8 p.m., Scott Dance Studio*+
Performance: The Bus Stop, by Gao Xingjian and directed by Carla Kirkwood. See 3/5 for listing.
8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*+
Performance: A night of original short plays, including Tenth Anniversary, by Gwen Maynard, and the musical, Breaking and Entering, by Dana Maiben. The works are from the theatre department playwright-ing class. Open to all.
11 p.m., Stage Right, Mendenhall CPA*

Sunday, March 9

Spring Bulb Show
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Lyman Plant House*
Religious activity: Quaker (Friends) discussion group. Meeting for worship begins at 11 a.m. Child care available.
9:30 a.m., Bass 210*
Religious service: The Ecumenical Christian Church welcomes the Black Student Alliance Conference for a special worship service. All are welcome. Please note time and location change.
noon, Alumnae House*
Discussion: "The Problem With the Word: Christianity and Sexuality." Questions? Call Abby Rupp, ext. 4828 or Betty Stookey (627) 576-6590.
12:30-2:30 p.m., Bodman lounge, Helen Hills Hills Chapel
CDO workshop: Résumé critiques by peer advisors.
1 p.m.-3:15 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
CDO open hours
1-4 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
CDO workshop: Job Search for Seniors.
1:15 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
Special event: Campus School Open House. Applications are currently being accepted for preschool through sixth grade at the campus school, and those received on or before March 15 will be considered in the first round of admissions decisions for the 1997-98 year. For more information, call the Smith College Campus School admission office, ext. 3295.
2-3:30 p.m., Gill Hall*
Film: Paris is Burning. See 3/7 listing for description.
2 and 4 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium
CDO workshop: How to Find a Summer Job or Internship.
2:30 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
Special event: A Gallery of Readers. Robin Barber and Edite Cunha read from their work.
4-6 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room*
CDO workshop: Concerned about exams, jobs, internships or life? Come to a stress management workshop and learn how to manage your worries.
3 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall
Religious service: Roman Catholic Mass. Informal dinner follows. All welcome.
4:30 p.m., Alumnae House*
Meeting: Feminists at Smith Unite. All are welcome. Elections will be held. Please join us for an educational meeting focusing on various aspects of international feminism. Questions? Call Missy at ext. 7850.
7 p.m., Women's Resource Center, 3rd floor of Davis
Performance: "Object Lessons." An evening of dance. Amie Dowling, Smith College MFA candidate will present an evening of dance with performers between the ages of 5 and 75. Reservations? Call 585-2787 between 2 and 4 pm. $5/general admission and $3/students, seniors, and children.
8 p.m., Scott Dance Studio*+
Concert: Faculty recital: Monica Jakuc, piano. Works by J.S. Bach, Clara Schumann, Frédéric Chopin; and new works by Karen Tarlow and Scott Wheeler.
8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall*

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Museum of Art, 585-2770. Hours: Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday and Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m.; Thursday, Noon to 8 p.m. Print Room hours: Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m., during exhibitions. Other hours by appointment.
Mojo Hand: Recent Work by Richard Yarde (1/16 through 3/16).
Still Life Photographs (1/21 through 3/22). Print Room.

Chapel Sanctuary Renovations

The sanctuary of the Helen Hills Hills Chapel is under renovation until April 11. Sunday morning services and Sunday afternoon masses will be held in the Alumnae House at the corner of Elm Street and Bedford Terrace. All activities scheduled for the Bodman Religious Center downstairs in the chapel will proceed without interruption.

Student Activities Fair

The Office of Admission invites all campus organizations to participate in a student activities fair to be held during Open Campus on Friday, April 18, from 12-1 p.m. in Ainsworth Gymnasium. Open Campus is a two-day program designed to help admitted students make an informed decision about attending Smith. Participants will have the opportunity to attend classes, speak with current Smith students, eat and sleep in campus houses, meet with faculty and staff, and explore the college on their own.
The activities fair will provide potential members of the Class of 2001 with a chance to learn about co-curricular life at Smith. Student organizations will be able to recruit new members, sell fundraising merchandise and serve as goodwill ambassadors for the College.
If your organization is interested in participating, please contact Joyce Rauch or Jennifer Christian in the Office of Admission at ext. 2523.

House Community Adviser Applications

Applications will be available for the house community adviser positions on Monday, February 26, in the Office of Student Affairs, College Hall 24, and the Career Development Office, Drew Hall. The house community advisers provide support for the head residents in the larger houses and annexes at the college. Questions? Please contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Spring '97 Smith College Group Programs

The following groups are offered through the Smith College Student Counseling Service. Interested students should call ext. 2840 for more information and a pre-group interview. Except for the group for first year Ada's, all the other groups are open to women enrolled in the Five College system. All groups are free and confidential.
1. Self-exploration group for women, a general therapy group, Mondays, 4:30-6 p.m.
2. Self-exploration group for women, a general therapy group, Tuesdays, 4:45-6:15 p.m.
3. Drop-in Five College ALANA women's discussion series (ALANA refers to people of African, Latina, Asian and/or Native American heritage, including biculturals and multiculturals.)
a. The Stressors in Our Lives: Common, Unique, or Both? Wednesday, February 26, 12:15-1:30 p.m. in the Unity House, Bedford Terrace, Smith College
b. Coming To Know Who We Are, Wednesday, March 12, 12:15-1:30 p.m. Unity House
c. Negotiating Bi/Multicultural Values and Expectations In Various Contexts, Wednesday, April 16, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Unity House
4. Living, loving, laughing ALANA women's group, a discussion and support group, focusing on dimensions of ALANA women's experience such as relationships, academic work, identity and community. Thursdays, 4:30-5:45 p.m., Lilly Hall. This group will meet as soon as we have eight students signed up. Call for pre-group screening.

Dawes House Lottery

If you are interested in living in Dawes House and speaking French with your housemates, please contact Katherine Evans (e-mail kevans or call ext. 6558) to sign-up for the Dawes House lottery and interview. The Dawes House lottery is separate from the general housing lottery; you should still participate in the housing lottery to secure a room in case space in Dawes House is not confirmed. Sign-up deadline: Friday, March 7.

Mount Snow Ski Trip Deadline

The deadline for the Mount Snow Vermont Ski Trip, scheduled for Saturday, March 8, has been extended to Wednesday, March 5. Please sign up and pay in full at the student affairs office, College Hall 24. Questions? Call Merry Farnum at ext. 4904.

Danny Rubinstein

Danny Rubinstein, one of Israel's most astute political commentators, will be this year's Hillel Scholar-in-Residence at the Five Colleges from March 3 to March 8. Rubinstein is a columnist for Haaretz, The New York Times of Israel. He has covered the West Bank since the Six Day War and has been the Jerusalem bureau chief for the Israeli Labor newspaper Davar. Among other honors, Rubinstein was awarded the prestigious Sokolov Prize, Israel's highest award for journalism.
During his visit to the Pioneer Valley, Rubinstein will be speaking to classes and meeting with faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst College, Smith College and Mount Holyoke College. He will be delivering three public lectures; the first, at UMass on Monday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m., will be entitled, "Reporting from the Eye of the Storm: Tales of an Israeli Journalist."
See calendar listings for details on Rubinstein's appearances at Smith. At Mount Holyoke on Wednesday, March 5, at 6:15 p.m., Rubinstein will be lecturing on "The Peace Process after Hebron" at the Kosher Hallal Kitchen in Elliot House.
On Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m., Rubinstein will appear at Amherst College, speaking on "The Peace Process: What Can we Expect Next?" The setting for the lecture will be the Mead Art Museum. All lectures are free and open to the public. In addition, Rubinstein will be speaking at a dinner at Temple Beth-El in Longmeadow. For reservations call the synagogue at (413) 733-4149.

Summer Employment At Smith

Are you interested in employment on campus this summer? From March 3 through April 1, the Office of Human Resources will be accepting applications for summer employment. To be eligible you must either be a Smith student who is returning to school this fall, or a dependent of a current Smith employee. Employee dependents must be students in high school or college who are continuing their education in the fall. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age by June 1.
People in these positions perform custodial, grounds, maintenance and kitchen duties (in general) in RADS, physical plant, rentals and the botanic garden. All positions are full-time, Monday through Friday, and various shifts are available. Applicants must be available to work from June through late August. Workers are also needed just prior to and during commencement and alumnae reunion weekends. The hourly rate for these positions will be $5.90 for new employees of the program and $6.25 for returning employees from previous summers.
Applications are available beginning March 3 at the Office of Human Resources, Neilson library circulation desk, physical plant reception desk, the Smith College Club and the RADS main office. Completed applications must be submitted to the Office of Human Resources by 4:30 p.m. on April 1. Applications received after this date will be held on a waiting list and reviewed on an as-needed basis.


Although Valentine's Day has passed, give a gift from the heart by sharing your entertainment skills with local community programs. SOS is seeking musicians, dancers and poets for short, informal performances at programs such as the Northampton Nursing Home, Girls, Inc. and El Arco Iris during an afternoon or weekend day. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. Please call the SOS short-term service projects co-chairs, Christina Jimenez at ext. 7647 or Tyreen Torner at ext. 6853.

Spring Break Housing Information

All students who wish to remain in on-campus housing during spring break, Saturday, March 15, through Sunday, March 23, must complete a vacation request form in the Office of Student Affairs, College Hall 24, no later than Thursday, March 6, at 4 p.m. Forms are now available in the Office of Student Affairs.
Please note change from notice distributed to students: Tyler House will not be open; Albright will.
For further details or questions, please see the notice sent to campus mailboxes or contact Student Affairs at ext. 4940.

Houses Close May 10

College houses will officially close for the academic year on Saturday, May 10. All on-campus students should make travel plans with this in mind.
Your housing contract ends at 10 a.m. on May 11, and you are required to be completely moved out of your room by this time. Students who have not vacated by then run the risk of receiving a letter in their student file and a fine.
Only seniors and students taking late Five College exams will be allowed to remain in their rooms after May 10. Other students who have permission to be on campus through commencement must move to consolidated housing that afternoon. Keys to the front door and individual rooms will not be provided for these houses; however, door watch will be scheduled for the week. The last night that any guestroom can be reserved or used is Friday, May 9. After this date, the Alumnae Association takes control of the guestrooms to begin cleaning them for the commencement/reunion weekend.
All students taking a Five College course will be mailed a housing request form the second week of March. All Five College students will be required to submit this form to the Alumnae Association by March 31.
If you have questions, call ext. 2041 at the Alumnae Association.

Open House

An open house/information night is scheduled at the Smith Child Care Center at Sunnyside, 70 Paradise Road, Northampton, Monday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. All interested parents and members of the community are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Questions? Call the director, Debra Horton, at 585-2293.

Directorship for 1998-99 Smith Junior Year Abroad Programs

Applications for directorships of the Smith Junior Year Abroad Programs in Florence, Geneva, Hamburg and Paris are available from the Committee on Study Abroad in the Office of International Study, College Hall 23. The position is appropriate for any faculty member with a knowledge of the culture and language of the country. The deadline for filing for 1998­99 directorships is Monday, March 24.

Cycles Survey Notice

Reminder to all students asked to participate in the cycles survey: Please complete your survey. It's one of your best chances to make your opinions heard. Instructions were included on your survey form, but if you have any questions or need another form, please call the Office of Institutional Research at ext. 3021.

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