News for the Smith College Community // January 22, 1998

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Nobel Laureate to Speak Here

Jody Williams, who shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize with the organization she coordinates, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, will speak at the January 26 all-college meeting marking the opening of second semester. The meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall.
Williams, 47, grew up in Brattleboro, Vermont, and first became politically active in the 1960s when as a student at the University of Vermont she joined protests against the Vietnam War. Later she worked with a Salvadoran rescue group, with the Nicaragua-Honduras Education Project and with the Children's Project of Medical Aid for El Salvador.
In the early 1990s she widened her focus. "I wanted to do something with other issues, more global issues," she said. Specifically, she decided, "war in general, raising public awareness about war issues, was what was important to me." In 1991 she agreed to head the fledgling International Campaign to Ban Landmines. The ICBL has grown into a global movement backed by millions of people and more than 1,000 organizations -- although the U.S., China and Russia have yet to sign the ICBL-backed treaty banning landmines.
An estimated 100 million landmines are buried worldwide, killing or maiming an estimated 26,000 people a year. About 80 percent of the victim are civilians.
Although many individuals and groups work to ban landmines, Williams has been described as "the linchpin among linchpins, the nerve center."

Net-Site 'Hits' Keep Rising

Although gridlock is not likely any time soon, the highway to the Smith College Web server is becoming ever more heavily traveled. The figures below track the increase during the past three years. (They're a bit inflated because many computers on campus are set to bring up Smith's home page on every boot-up, but clearly there is lots of interest in what's going on at the virtual college.)
Actually, Internet gridlock is out there as a worry, says Dave Lutz of information systems. "Internet traffic volume doubles every year and shows no sign of slowing down," he reports. "Everyone is struggling to keep up, from the major carriers who provide the Internet backbone links on down to places like Smith, where we worry about whether our 'pipe' to the Internet is big enough to carry the ever-increasing traffic."
Lutz points out that in almost no field outside of computing and high-technology is the rate of change so astoundingly fast: "The entire World Wide Web didn't exist at all prior to 1992." But who remembers back that far?
Smith College Web Site Use, 1995-97
Month of ...........11/95...........11/96.........11/97
Total hits ................67,238............669,051.......1,412,568
Home-page hits...........6,409............43,243...........45,700
People lookups*..........1,241..............6,166...........10,575
*On- and off-campus use of the on-line directory.

Forum Will Assess Work Life at Smith

The texture of the everyday work lives of Smith staff and faculty will be the subject of a community forum on Friday, February 6, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Wright Hall auditorium. The program, jointly sponsored by Staff Council and the Campus Climate Working Group, will focus on "the pleasures and pressures" associated with working at Smith.
"Staff and faculty probably know little about what each other's days are like," says Vicky Spelman of the philosophy department and women's studies program, who is helping to organize the event. "Maybe we can at least start learning a bit about that, if only in a preliminary way."
Lianne Sullivan, new director of human resources, will serve as moderator for staff and faculty panelists, each of whom will speak briefly and then field questions and encourage open discussion. (The group is also willing to address questions submitted in advance: send them to The program will be followed by a reception in Wright Hall common room at 3 p.m.

Money Matters

Smith has recently received a number of grants in support of activities ranging from an environmental science research project to an adolescent health care curriculum.
The Charles E. Culpepper Foundation is providing $225,000 to support an interdisciplinary ecosystem management project that will involve students and faculty in field research in both a tropical marine system in the Bahamas and Belize and a New England watershed. The project builds on local investigations -- already under way and funded by a $115,000 grant from The Krusos Foundation -- involving the Mill River watershed. It will be conducted by teams of Smith geology and biological science students and faculty.
Its focus, in addition to research, will be on policy development, team problem-solving, governmental and interagency relations, and community-based and service learning. It will include the development of a laboratory for spatial analysis and the storage of data, and visits to the Smith campus by scientists and students from the field research site.
According to Tom Litwin, director of Smith's environmental science program, the research on these two ecosystems will allow participants to determine commonalities and differences between temperate and tropical systems and the policy implications of those results. "It's cutting-edge science and pedagogy," he says.
Work on the adolescent women's health curriculum -- which brings together Smith faculty members and undergraduates, participants in the Smith Summer Science Program and staff and young people at the YWCA of Western Massachusetts -- is continuing with the support of an additional $55,000 from the Metropolitan Life Foundation. (A $115,000 grant from the foundation got the project rolling a year ago.) The project examines issues of importance to the health and wellness of adolescent females, and is creating a resource manual on young women's health for use in both school and community settings. In 1997, Summer Science Program students helped develop a preliminary table of contents and materials for the resource manual, and "we're in the writing phase now," says Barbara Brehm-Curtis of exercise and sport studies. She is a Smith principal in the adolescent health care curriculum initiative, along with Les Jaffe, director of health services, and Gail Scodilis, director of the Summer Science Program.
The educational outreach program, built over the last two years at the botanic garden, will continue and expand with the help of $15,000 from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust. The grant will support such activities as a newsletter, teacher workshops, the recruitment and training of volunteers, and the creation of a master plan for the long-range development of what Kim Tripp, the garden's director, calls this "model pilot program." The workshops, designed by Madelaine Zadik, the garden's education coordinator, have already been a big hit with area teachers who have attended them.

Friends to Aid in Opera Debut

When Dana Maiben's chamber opera Look and Long premieres January 30, several of her Smith-alum friends will be on hand to help.
Look and Long, which Maiben describes as "part fractured fairy tale, part opera, part musical theater, part cabaret," is based on Gertrude Stein's play of the same name. "A glimpse of Stein's wry and unconventional take on life, language and love," the opera is Maiben's Smith Scholar project, and she has invited her friends to assist her.
The production has offered Maiben, an Ada Comstock Scholar who will graduate in May, the opportunity to collaborate with three members of the class of 1997: Liz Fenstermaker will serve as stage director, Megan Bathory as choreographer and Kira Simring as narrator. Diana Brewer '96 will return to Smith to create the role of the Apparition.
Four other singer-actors -- Sindhu Revuluri '00, Mount Holyoke sophomore Dolores Brown, UMass graduate Elizabeth Nogueira and UMass graduate student Martin Maurais -- complete the cast. They will be accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble from the Modern Times Orchestra, conducted by composer Maiben. (See the January 30 and 31 calendar listings for details.)

Meet the Prez

A presidential open hour for students will be held Tuesday, February 3, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Office of the President, College Hall 20. 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.

Ergo Argot

Are you using your wrist-rest properly? Contrary to popular opinion, a wrist-rest should only be used when you are not typing-for example, during pauses at the computer or while you are reading e-mail. Using the wrist-rest while you type stresses nerves and muscles in the forearms by forcing you to key with just the fingers. Instead, use the piano-playing position, with hands floating above the keyboard. When not keying, use the wrist-rest to take a load off the shoulders and spine.

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People News


The work of Smith geologists Brian White and Allen Curran, in collaboration with colleague Mark Wilson of the College of Wooster, was recently singled out in both the December 11 AcaMedia and the marginally more prestigious publication Science. The latter, in its November 7 issue, ran a story describing the highlights of research presented at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, held in Salt Lake City in October and attended by more than 5,600 geologists and paleontologists. The White-Curran-Wilson paper, one of only a handful of presentations profiled in Science's report on the meeting, documented a sea-level change resulting from a "little ice age" during an interglacial period in the Pleistocene period.


Philip Green, Sophia Smith Professor of Government, is the author of Cracks in the Pedestal: Ideology and Gender, published last month by the University of Massachusetts Press. In the book, Green analyzes the response of the American film and television industry to the feminist cultural revolution of the past 25 years. He focuses on the treatment of those ideals and institutions, especially the family, within which prevailing notions of gender and sexuality are embedded and take on active life.
Green recently took a look of a different kind at popular culture, participating in a panel discussion held at Mount Holyoke College in November. According to a newspaper report, the panel analyzed Diana, Princess of Wales, describing her "as beautiful, an icon of womanhood, a tragic heroine, a rule-breaker, a sex symbol and someone who publicly expressed that she cared about common people." During the discussion, which was sponsored by the Five College Women's Studies Research Center, Green contrasted Diana with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. "Diana stands for a repudiation of 20 years of noncaring, in favor of someone who expresses it and does so in public," he said. Green, who is currently on sabbatical leave, will retire at the end of this year.


Among her many recent activities, President Ruth Simmons chaired the Rhodes Scholar Selection Committee for Massachusetts and hosted Rhodes interviews in her office on December 3. The next evening, in New York, the International Institute of Education (IIE) presented the president with the Distinguished Fulbright Alumna Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to higher education. IIE is the largest nonprofit educational and cultural exchange organization in the U.S. It designs and implements international programs, including the Fulbright Student Program, for sponsors that include corporations, foundations, universities, the U.S. government, foreign governments and international organizations. Simmons was a Fulbright Scholar at the Université de Lyon, France, in 1967-68.
On January 18, Simmons was the guest speaker at the Eyes on the Prize Award ceremony, sponsored annually by WGBY, Channel 57, in Springfield. During the program, which was videotaped, four Springfield residents were recognized for their "visionary spirit and contributions to the cause of civil rights." WGBY will broadcast its tape of the ceremony Saturday, February 7, at 9:15 p.m.


Kerry Buckley, executive director of Historic Northampton and lecturer in education and child study at Smith, also had some on-camera time on WGBY recently. His comments on John Broadus Watson, considered by many to be the most influential American psychologist of his generation, were included in part three of a five-part Nova series, "A Science Odyssey." The series, which aired in mid-January, explored the unparalleled scientific and technological discovery that has characterized the 20th century. Buckley's book, Mechanical Man: John Broadus Watson and the Beginnings of Behaviorism, was published in 1989.


Julia Child '34, who is both a Smith and a culinary icon, apparently was no angel when she was an undergraduate here. "She was a member of the Gang of Five who hung out in speakeasies," says Noel Fitch, author of Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child. "When Prohibition was over, she partied in nightclubs and drank champagne."


Barbara Brehm-Curtis of the exercise and sport studies department is the author of a recently published textbook, Stress Management: Increasing Your Stress Resistance. Brehm-Curtis, who teaches stress management at Smith, dedicates the book to her students, "whose teachings have enriched my understanding and whose words and lives fill these pages."


According to a couple of writers for Newsweek magazine, the film Amistad "is a history lesson any high-school teacher could envy. It's in living color and bigger than life-full of conflict and human emotion, a vivid retelling of an almost-forgotten incident in which the slaves, for once, rebelled and won their freedom." The Newsweek writers described the film in the beginning of their discussion about how the history of American slavery is being taught in high schools today. In fact, they aver, it "has never been taught better"-and contributing to this state of affairs, they say, are new textbooks like The Americans (published by McDougal Littell), in which Louis Wilson of the Afro-American studies department was very much involved.
As late as the mid-1970s, according to the Newsweek article, such topics as segregation, race violence and the economic oppression of African-Americans generally got short shrift. "Not anymore," says Newsweek, citing The Americans as an example. The book's authors, who in addition to Wilson included Gerald Danzer of the University of Illinois/Chicago, Jorge Kloe de Alva of UC Berkeley and Nancy Woloch of Barnard College, collaborated to assure that the text "delved into subjects that had previously been treated superficially in textbooks," according to Chris Johnson of McDougal Littell.


Poems by Eduard Mörike set to music composed by Hugo Wolf are rendered by soprano Jane Bryden of the music department on a compact disk issued recently by Koch International Classics. Bryden is accompanied on the CD by pianist Craig Smith, director of music at Boston's Emmanuel Church. The recording was made at Emmanuel Church in 1994 and produced with the support of a grant from Smith's Jerene Appleby Harnish Fund. The essay "Eduard Mörike and Music" by Hans Vaget of German and comparative literature is included in the liner notes. Vaget also provided translations of several of the poems.


The Office of Human Resources has announced the following employment changes made during November and December of 1997:
New Hires: Anne Clark, coordinator of special events and publicity, Art Museum; Elizabeth Clark, book-repair technician, Libraries; Stuart Getzov, custodian, Physical Plant; Cathy Kolosewicz, double-unit dining room assistant, RADS; Marsha Leavitt, administrative computing analyst, Information Systems; Janet Morris, classroom/statistics assistant, registrar's office; Brenda Olinski, systems support specialist, Advancement; Randy Shannon, residence life coordinator, Student Affairs.
Transfers/Promotions: Lisa Abbey, systems assistant, RADS; Ruth Bishop, gift/securities assistant, Advancement; Charles Conant, project manager, Physical Plant; Mentha Hynes, outreach specialist, Office of Institutional Diversity (a half-time position, held in addition to another half-time position in the admission office).
Departures: Maura Brennan, print room assistant, Art Museum; Carol Callahan, telephone operator, telephone office; Cheryl Cardinal, teacher, extended day program; Karin Fischer, assistant editor, Alumnae Association; Caroline Goldey, administrative assistant, controller's office; William Hayden, store keeper, Physical Plant; Kathleen Kramer, residence life coordinator, Student Affairs Office; Elizabeth Marshall, administrative assistant, Science Center.

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Calendar Key

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.

Sunday, January 25

Religious service: Morning worship with the Rev. Richard Unsworth. All welcome.
10:30 a.m., Chapel*
Open house: Smith College Campus School. See the Smith-wide notice on page three for more information. (Ext. 3295;
2-3:30 p.m., Fort Hill campus, 28 Lyman Road*
Religious service: Roman Catholic Mass with Fr. Michael Sequeira, Celebrant, and Dr. Elizabeth Carr, Catholic Chaplain. A supper will follow. All welcome.
4:30 p.m., Chapel*

Monday, January 26

Meeting: Baha'i Club, for anyone interested in planning activities concerning race unity and the equality of men and women. Refreshments provided. (Kari, ext. 6389)
4 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
All-College Meeting: Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, will be the special guest speaker at the opening meeting of the college's second semester. (See story, page 1.)
4:30 p.m., John M. Greene Hall*

Tuesday, January 27

Episcopal-Lutheran Fellowship meets in the parish house parlor for worship, lunch and friendship. All welcome.
Noon, St. John's Church, Elm Street*
SGA senate meeting, including a student open forum at 7:15 p.m.
7 p.m., Seelye 201
Swimming and diving vs. Amherst
7 p.m., Ainsworth pool
Squash vs. Vassar
7 p.m., Ainsworth gym
Lecture: "Feminism and God," followed by a discussion. All welcome. Sponsored by the Smith Koinonia Fellowship, the Keystone Smith Christian Fellowship and InterVarsity.
7:30-10 p.m., Seelye 106

Wednesday, January 28

Special event: Old Uniform Sale. The athletic department is selling uniforms, sweats, and jackets no longer used by the athletic teams. Open to the entire Smith community, spouses and dependents.
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., first floor foyer, Ainsworth gym
CDO informational meeting: On-campus recruiter for Northfield Mount Hermon Summer School. Six-week summer teaching internships are open to juniors and seniors. Applications available in CDO. Those interested in interviewing must sign up in the CDO Internship Room for a time slot, and bring a completed application to the interview.
1 p.m., CDO
Registration for all students interested in taking riding classes during second semester. Please bring your academic schedule and fee for the semester. You must attend this meeting even if you have preregistered. (Sue Payne, ext. 2734)
7 p.m., Faculty lounge, Ainsworth gym
Religious activity: Buddhist service and discussion
7:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Workshop: "Environmental Challenges in the Middle East." Sponsored by Hillel.
7:30 p.m., Wright common room
Lecture: "Is God Only in Your Mind?" Followed by a discussion. All welcome. Sponsored by the Keystone Smith Christian Fellowship and the Smith Koinonea Fellowship.
7:30-10 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Thursday, January 29

Special event: Old Uniform Sale. (See Wednesday, 10 a.m.)
10 a.m.­-:30 p.m., first floor foyer, Ainsworth gym
Meeting: Newman Association for Catholic Students. Come for a home-cooked meal and good conversation.
6 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Religious activity: Beit Midrash. Study Jewish texts and ideas with Rabbi Edward Feld. Pizza served. Smith students welcome.
6 p.m., Appleton 106, Amherst College
CDO "Case Interview Workshop." Sponsored by Mitchell Madison Group.
7 p.m., Wright common room

Friday, January 30

CDO deadline to register for the Foreign Service Officer Exam to be held February 28 in various locations in the U.S. Applications available in CDO.
Special event: Old Uniform Sale. (See Wednesday, 10 a.m.)
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., first floor foyer, Ainsworth gym
Smith/Mt. Holyoke Squash Invitational
6 p.m., Ainsworth gym*
Religious service: Shabbat Eve service.
5:30 p.m., Dewey common room
Religious activity: Shabbat Eve dinner.
7 p.m., Dawes House Kosher Kitchen
Theater: Look and Long, a workshop production of a new chamber opera by Dana Maiben AC '98, based on Gertrude Stein's whimsical play about growing up. (See story, page 4.) Suggested donation between $1 (for Smith students) and $5; no reservations. (Dana Maiben, 584-2131)
8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Saturday, January 31

Smith/Mt. Holyoke Squash Invitational
1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Ainsworth gym*
Public master class for violinists, given by Serge Blanc, professor of violin at the Paris Ecole Normale and Conservatoire National de Musique. The event will include a critique of several performance students and a performance by Blanc and Lory Wallfisch of George Enescu's Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano (1924).
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sage Recital Hall*
Track and field: New England Challenge Cup
1 p.m., Ainsworth gym*
Theater: Look and Long. (See Friday, 8 p.m.)
8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*
Winter Wonderland Coffeehouse. Free food and open mike. All welcome. Sponsored by Smith Christian Fellowship, Smith Koinonia Fellowship and Keystone.
8:30-11 p.m., Gamut

Sunday, February 1

Smith/Mt. Holyoke Squash Invitational
10:30 a.m., Ainsworth gym*
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: Morning worship with the Rev. Richard Unsworth. All welcome.
10:30 a.m., Chapel*
General meeting: Association of Smith Pagans, for those who practice nature-based religions. All seekers welcome.
4-5:15 p.m., Women's Resource Center (Davis third floor)
Religious service: Roman Catholic Mass with Fr. James Skehan, S.J., Celebrant, and Dr. Elizabeth Carr, Catholic Chaplain. A supper will follow. All welcome.
4:30 p.m., Chapel*
Meeting: Feminists of Smith Unite.
7 p.m., Women's Resource Center (Davis third floor)
Religious activity: Smith Christian Fellowship, a chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA. All welcome.
7-8:30 p.m., Dewey common room

Ongoing Events

Art exhibition: "A Dozen Roses." Inspired by the Sophia Smith rose cultivated to honor the founder of Smith College, artist and staff member Patricia Czepiel Hayes '84 has created a series of 12 "Sophia Rose" paintings. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., through March 28. (A reception will be held Friday, February 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m.)
Alumnae House Gallery

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Getting Your Word Out in AcaMedia

AcaMedia is the official vehicle for making announcements within the Smith College community. We urge all of our readers to let us know of any Smith-related stories in need of telling, any members of the Smith community in need of recognition, or any college events or notices in need of publicity.
Where to Send Copy
-- Submit copy or ideas for news stories to Ann Shanahan at Garrison Hall (
-- Submit calendar items to Mary Stanton at Garrison Hall (, or fax to extension 2174).
-- Submit notices to John Sippel at Garrison Hall (, or fax to extension 2178). Text for notices should not exceed 125 words. If its intended audience is not obvious, please indicate whether your notice applies to the entire Smith community, to faculty and staff only, or to students only.
Copy is due by 4 p.m., Wednesday, January 28, for issue 17 (which will include February 9-15 calendar listings) and by 4 p.m., Wednesday, February 4, for issue 18 (February 16-22 calendar listings). Late information cannot be accepted.


Student Housing After May 9
The Alumnae Association is responsible for housing all students after their room and board contracts expire at 10 a.m. on May 9. Due to the many alumnae attending reunion/commencement weekend, space for students (other than graduating seniors) who wish to remain on campus is extremely limited. The Alumnae Association will pre-approve all students who request a room during this period. (Graduating seniors need not request approval to stay on campus.) Request forms for post-semester student housing were sent this week to all department heads and student-organization leaders who last year were granted approvals for students to stay on campus. Others who would like a form should call Alumnae Outreach at extension 2040. Forms are due back by Monday, March 2. Please note that these are requests, not reservations, for space, and will be considered on the basis of available space.
Reunion and Commencement
The final deadline for entries in the Reunion and Commencement Program and the Reunion Weekend Program is February 2. All entries should be sent to the Alumnae Association, Alumnae Outreach.
All campus space reservations for May 9-24, including those for the commencement reception, should be made through the Alumnae Association. Call extension 2040 for copies of the campus space reservation form. Requests for campus space during this period should be made in writing to the Alumnae Association, Alumnae Outreach, and will be accepted until May 8.
Honorary Degree Nominations
The Committee on Honorary Degrees would like to invite all members of the Smith community to bring to its attention the names of individuals who merit consideration as potential honorary degree candidates. The committee will consider women who are exemplars of excellence in a wide range of fields, both academic and nonacademic. The committee will also consider women and men who have made extraordinary contributions to Smith College, to the education of women, or to women's lives.
Letters of nomination should be sent to the Committee on Honorary Degrees, Office of the Board of Trustees, College Hall 25. They should briefly describe the candidates' qualifications, their fields and places of work, and why they are particularly deserving of an honorary degree. Supporting material (curricula vitae, newspaper articles, entries from biographical reference works, etc.) should be included.
The review process is lengthy, so it is not possible to guarantee that a nominee will receive an honorary degree or to say when such a degree might be awarded. All nominees will receive careful consideration.
Scholarship Nominations
Smith College has been invited to nominate a member of the junior class for a Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship, to be awarded to a junior who has demonstrated unusual ability in a field of study she is eager to pursue at the graduate level. The award consists of a grant of $2,000 upon completion of undergraduate studies and a stipend of $15,000 for each of two years in graduate school. Nominees should represent superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise. Preference will be given to students who would be significantly more likely to attend graduate school if awarded one of the scholarships. Nominees must have received some financial aid as undergraduates and be U.S. citizens at the time of nomination. Applications are available in the Office of the Class Deans, College Hall 23. The application deadline is Monday, February 23. (Mary Philpott or Cindy Bryon, ext. 4920)
Campus School Open Houses
In upcoming weeks the Smith College Campus School will hold two open houses to introduce the school's programs, provide information on admission and financial aid, and allow for facility tours and meetings with teachers. The Fort Hill campus at 28 Lyman Road, which houses the preschool program, will hold its open house Sunday, January 25, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. At Gill Hall on Prospect Street, where K-6 programs are offered, an open house focusing on grades K-3 will be held Sunday, February 8 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
The Campus School is currently accepting applications for preschool through sixth grade. Those received on or before March 15 will be considered in the first round of admissions decisions for 1998­99. (Campus School admission office, ext. 3295;
Child Care Openings
The Sunnyside Child Care Center has half- and full-day midyear openings for preschoolers. (Debra Horton, ext. 2293)
January Orientation
Approximately 30 new students will arrive on campus Thursday, January 22, for orientation. Please welcome them warmly. A schedule of orientation events will be available in College Hall 22 and in college houses through house council members.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty Meeting
The fifth regular meeting of the faculty for 1997-98 will be held Wednesday, January 28, at 4:10 p.m. in the Alumnae House.
Kyoto Fellowship Program
Applications for the Associated Kyoto Program (AKP) Faculty Fellowship Program for academic year 1999­2000 are available from Thomas Rohlich, AKP campus representative (312 Hatfield; extension 3441; The fellowships are for AKP consortium faculty members interested in teaching and conducting research at the AKP Center in Kyoto, Japan, and are for either the fall '99 or spring '00 semester. Fellows are expected to teach one AKP course in English and to implement a program of research or study in Kyoto to enhance their professional development. No knowledge of Japanese is required, but each course is expected to exclusively or comparatively focus on Japan. Fellows receive a stipend and housing subsidy for the duration of the fellowship. The deadline for completed applications is June 1, 1998.
JYA Directorships
Applications for directorships for the 1999-2000 Smith Junior Year Abroad Programs in Florence, Geneva, Hamburg and Paris are available from the Committee on Study Abroad in the Office for International Study, Clark hall third floor. Any faculty member with a knowledge of the given coun-try's culture and language may apply. Filing deadline: Friday, January 30.


Phonathon Job
Like to talk on the phone? Want more women to be able to come to Smith? Earn $6.50 an hour participating in the Alumnae Fund phonathon to help us raise money for scholarships. You must be able to work at least five shifts (primarily in the evenings) between April 5 and April 30. Stop by the Alumnae House for an application, or call Mary at extension 2044 and leave your name and box number. Application deadline: Friday, March 6
CDO News
Career fair. Crimson & Brown is offering a career fair February 20 at the Cambridge Center Marriott. To preregister, send your registration form and résumé to Crimson & Brown's attention by January 26 (registration forms are available at CDO). Résumés may either be mailed or e-mailed (; do not fax your résumé, as it will need to be scanned. For more information, see Summer internships. The following organizations will visit CDO during the upcoming weeks to interview students for summer internships. If you would like to be considered as a candidate for one of these companies, please submit your cover letter and résumé by the indicated deadline to the CDO internship director:
-- Northfield Mount Hermon School (teaching). On campus January 28. Applicants must bring a filled-out application to the interview. Sign up for a time slot at CDO.
-- J.P. Morgan Investment Banking. Application deadline: February 3. On campus March 3.
-- J.P. Morgan Investment Management (financial services). Application deadline: February 10. On campus February 26.
-- Smith College Internships in the Public Interest. Application deadline: February 16. On campus March 9­13.
-- Wediko Children's Services (human services). Application deadline: February 18. On campus February 26.
-- J.P. Morgan Marketing Division (financial services). Application deadline: February 20. Will not conduct on-campus interviews.
-- College Directory Publishing Inc. Application deadline: February 27. On campus March 10.
SIFP Stipends
Beginning in February, students may submit applications for Summer Internship Funding Program (SIFP) stipends. To submit an application, you must have applied for an internship but need not have yet been accepted. Stipends of up to $1,900 are meant to defray costs such as room, board and travel. Applications and information are available at the CDO, and information can also be found on CDO's home page ( To learn more, contact Lucy Greenburg (ext. 2570; or see her during SIFP open houses (Thursday, 12:30-2 p.m.; Friday, 9:30-11 a.m.)
GROW Weekend
Applications are now available for training for the February 13-15 Grass Roots Organizing Workshop (GROW). Applications are due January 30; notifications will be made February 2. GROW training is facilitated by the United States Students Association, a progressive student group. For information or to request an application, call or write Jane Palmer (ext. 7521; jpalmer@sophia.
Spring Riding Registration
Registration for students interested in taking riding classes will be held Wednesday, January 28, at 7 p.m. in Ainsworth faculty lounge. Please bring your academic schedule and fee for the semester. You must attend this meeting even if you have preregistered. (Sue Payne, ext. 2734)
Art Supplies Financial Aid
The Smith Students' Aid Society will offer some financial assistance for the purchase of art supplies for students with genuine need who will take advanced studio art cla