News for the Smith College Community // September 25, 1997

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Ending the Silence: Pride Panelists to Speak Out

President Ruth Simmons established the Campus Climate Working Group in 1996 with the goal of building tolerance, understanding and civility in the increasingly diverse Smith community. At a CCWG meeting last year, a senior made a compelling presentation about her concern that the college does not teach enough about lesbian and gay issues. "Your silence," she said, "is oppressive."
Director of Institutional Diversity Carmen Santana-Melgoza immediately assigned an intern in her office to survey academic departments for a listing of relevant course offerings. She discovered that the college does indeed provide a number of opportunities for the study of lesbian and gay material. That information, however, needed to be organized and made more accessible.
At the same time, the Events Committee of CCWG went to work to organize a public celebration of the efforts of nationally known individuals who work for lesbian and gay civil rights and social justice.
On Tuesday, October 7, at 7 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall a program entitled "The Ins and Outs of Homophobia and Pride: Panel and Community Discussion" will present five leaders in the struggle for lesbian and gay rights. The event is open to the public.
Moderated by Marilyn Schuster, professor of French language and literature and of women's studies, the panel will include Kerry Lobel, director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; attorney Paula Ettelbrick, legislative counsel for the Empire State Pride Agenda; Jason Heffner, senior programmer at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation; Toni McNaron, professor of women's studies at the University of Minnesota and author of Poisoned Ivy: Lesbian and Gay Academics Confronting Homophobia; and Judith Nardacci, Northeast regional director of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).
A feature of the evening will be an "open mic" segment to encourage members of the Smith community to offer comments and ask questions. A reception will follow at the Alumnae House.
Photographer Dick Fish, a Staff Council member and one of the panel/discussion's organizers, points out that "there are students, staff and faculty here who have lost their lesbian and gay sisters and brothers, daughters and sons to suicide because society hasn't been able to say 'We care for you just the way you are.' This event is one way for the college to say 'we love you.'"

Ting Begins Lecture Series

Since 1927, the William Allan Neilson Professorship has commemorated Smith's former president's profound concern for scholarship and research by bringing a diverse range of distinguished scholars to campus. This year, Smith welcomes Irwin P. Ting, professor of biology emeritus, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, who is serving as William Allan Neilson Professor in the Biological Sciences during the fall semester.
Ting's first talk at Smith, "Physiological and Biochemical Responses to Severe Water Stress," will take place Friday, September 26, sponsored by the Colloquium in the Biological Sciences and Biochemistry. The event, to be held at 4:30 p.m. in McConnell B-5, will be preceded by a reception at 4 p.m. in McConnell foyer.
While at Smith, the Neilson professor traditionally presents a series of public lectures. Ting's lectures, to be held monthly, are listed below for those who wish to mark their calendars.
Ting earned a Ph.D. in plant physiology and biochemistry from Iowa State University in 1964. His research interests since that time have centered around the response of plants to drought and severe water-stress.In recent years he has studied how photosynthetic metabolism responds and changes when desert and arid-tropical plants are subjected to water deprivation. While at Smith, Ting will continue his research in collaboration with Phillip Reid, Louise C. Harrington Professor in Botany, and Mary Parent '98.
Ting is the author of more than 150 articles and books, including a plant physiology textbook and a monograph on crassulacean acid metabolism. He has has been on the University of California, Riverside, faculty for more than three decades. This semester marks his first opportunity to work in a liberal arts institution. "I've been very impressed by Smith," he notes, "and by the enthusiasm of the faculty and students."

Neilson Lectures, Fall Semester 1997

(All talks will be held in Wright auditorium at 8 p.m.)
September 30
"The Ecology of Tropical Epiphytes"
A lecture on tropical epiphytes, including a study of the plants of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.
October 21
"New Alternative Crops From the Arid Southwestern United States"
A lecture about domesticating native plants for nonfood purposes, including a comparison between the deserts of North America and the deserts of Northwest Argentina, where new crops for agriculture have been introduced.
November 20
"The Biology of Strangler Figs"
A lecture about hemiepiphytes or strangler figs, including their biology and ecology in their natural habitats of the arid and wet tropics. The lecture will include a description of studies conducted in the Caribbean and Venezuela.

Gem From the Emerald Isle

Acclaimed Irish Poet to Read
She has been called "a feminist Dante and an Irish Adrienne Rich," as well as "a central voice in the postwar anti-romantic generation of women poets" -- a group that includes our own alumna Sylvia Plath. But to many the name Eavan Boland is unfamiliar. On Friday, September 26, Smith will welcome the Irish writer, who will read from her 1994 collection In a Time of Violence and give members of the college community the opportunity to meet a writer hailed by some critics as "Ireland's premier woman poet."
Boland has termed her writing "the meeting place between womanhood and history." According to Boland, the poems collected in this -- her seventh -- volume "try to take the gap between rhetoric and reality and study the corruptions and griefs which happen in that space. These are poems about Ireland, about the body, about growing older in both and using each as a text for the other. The time of violence in the title happens in the present and in the past. It happens in the soul and the event. It is that demanding state of process where things are revealed about womanhood and identity which lead on to an investigation -- in the title sequence -- of the poignant and dangerous mischances between expression and experience."
Born in Dublin in 1944, the daughter of a diplomat and an artist, Boland spent her childhood in London, where her father served as Irish ambassador to England, and her early adolescence in New York, where he represented Ireland in the United Nations. She attended Trinity College in Dublin. Her books of poetry include New Territory, The War Horse, In Her Own Image, Night Feed, The Journey, Outside History: Selected Poems 1980­1990 and An Origin Like Water: Collected Poems 1957­87. A recent prose work, the autobiographical Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time, explores "the mystery of being a poet in the puzzle of time and sexuality and nationhood." Boland's poems and essays have also appeared in many magazines including The New Yorker, The Atlantic and the American Poetry Review.
An Irish Times reviewer once observed that "Eavan Boland is one of those rare figures who, like Adrienne Rich or W.B. Yeats, has influenced the course of poetry during her own lifetime."
Boland is currently serving as director of the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University. Her September 26 visit to Smith will include a reception/coffee hour in Wright common room from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and a reading followed by a book-signing and question and answer session from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in Wright auditorium.
The occasion marks the inauguration of the Poetry Center at Smith College, which was spearheaded by English department faculty member Ann Boutelle and will be directed this year by Elizabeth Alexander, Grace Hazard Conkling Writer-in-Residence. She is assisted by Savannah Cutter '99. More information about the Poetry Center will appear in an upcoming issue of AcaMedia.

New Imperial Piano Crowns Stage at Sage

The Smith music department will inaugurate its newly acquired Bösendorfer "Imperial" grand piano on Sunday, September 28, at 8 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall.
Pianists Kenneth Fearn, Monica Jakuc and John Van Buskirk will be joined by sopranos Jane Bryden and Karen Smith Emerson and violist Janet Lyman Hill in a program of music celebrating this instrument and the musical world of Vienna, its home. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Bösendorfer was selected by the Smith piano faculty to complement Sweeney Concert Hall, which was completely refurbished in 1991. James Stewart Polshek and Partners of New York City, architects who were also renovating Carnegie Hall in New York, oversaw the extensive project.
Bösendorfer has been making hand-crafted pianos in Vienna since 1828. The "Imperial" model purchased by Smith is seven inches longer than most full-size concert instruments and has nine extra keys in the bass. The "extra notes" were originally added as an experiment when composer-pianist Ferruccio Busoni asked Ludwig Bösendorfer to make a special piano with a low "C" to simulate a 32-foot organ pipe. Busoni used this instrument for his famous piano transcriptions of the Bach organ repertoire, and Bösendorfer permanently adopted the new design because of its added depth and richness of sound. This new design was made without sacrificing the intimacy and clarity that were part of the Viennese ideal.
The three pianists will each perform a solo and a chamber music piece. The program will open with Monica Jakuc playing the Bach-Busoni Chaconne, using some of the extra notes. The remainder of the program will feature music by composers who made Vienna their home. Karen Smith Emerson will sing songs by Hugo Wolf, accompanied by Kenneth Fearn. John Van Buskirk will play four Liszt transcriptions of Schubert songs. After intermission, violist Janet Lyman Hill will perform two movements of the Brahms Sonata in F Minor with John Van Buskirk, piano. Jane Bryden, soprano, and Monica Jakuc, piano, will follow with Anton Webern's Songs, Op. 12. The program will conclude with Beethoven's Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110, played by Kenneth Fearn.

When You're Hott, You're Hot

In recent years, the production of two major movies has briefly brought the bright lights of Tinseltown -- as well as a parade of celebrities-to the Pioneer Valley. But the Valley has its own bright light, documentary filmmaker and two-time Academy Award nominee Lawrence R. Hott, whose latest offering, Divided Highways: The Interstate Highway System and the Transformation of American Life, will make its world premiere on the Smith campus this month.
Coproduced by writer, filmmaker Tom Lewis (a member of the Skidmore College English faculty), Divided Highways is a compelling and humorous 90-minute look at the high ideals and great vision of those who planned the highways, the triumphant engineers who built them and the way these roads have changed the lives of all Americans.
But Divided Highways is not a typical documentary. "I didn't want to do talking heads in a softly-lit, book-lined office," Hott explains. "It just wouldn't convey the energy, motion and beauty of the roads." Since the highways were too noisy to use as a background, Hott used an innovative computer-matting technique to replace the backgrounds so that commentators appear before stunning moving images of highways and the American landscape behind them.
He also uses an eclectic array of narrators, including columnist Dave Barry, children's television personality Mister Rogers, "Car Talk" hosts Click and Clack, and Smith's own alumnae Julia Child and Molly Ivins.
In addition to the stunning contemporary landscape footage that shows interstates in a variety of lights and atmospheres, Divided Highways draws upon rare archival film. "Highways and automobiles have fascinated Americans from the beginning, and motion picture cameras have recorded that fascination," notes Lewis.
Archival footage enables Hott and Lewis to tell the stories of the battles that have taken place over the interstates, especially as they entered the cities. For example, engineers destroyed Overtown, a primarily African-American section of Miami, to build I-95. Film taken in 1954 shows a thriving community, while contemporary footage depicts deserted streets, rubble-strewn lots and abandoned buildings. As one Overtown resident notes, "It was the political equivalent of a drive-by shooting."
In Boston, citizens joined together to force the governor -- who himself had been a commissioner of highways -- to stop the construction. "We will not place concrete over people," he declared. Such are the contradictions that make up the Interstate Highway System.
About two decades ago, Larry Hott abandoned a law career to join Florentine Films, a six-member collective born in the shadow of the Miss Florence Diner, that included documentary luminary Ken Burns (The Civil War, Baseball). Although the original Florentine filmmakers have gone on to work on their own separate projects, they continue to share equipment and the acclaimed Florentine rubric.
Hott's many credits include The Garden of Eden and Wild By Law, both nominated for Academy Awards. He and his wife, Diane Garey, with whom he frequently collaborates and who served as editor on Divided Highways, have both held appointments as visiting lecturers in the Smith Department of American Studies.
The premiere of Divided Highways will be held on Saturday, September 27, in Wright Hall Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the American Studies Program, it is free and open to the public. Hott and Garey, along with Tom Lewis, will lead a discussion after the film.
In addition to a cordial invitation to all members of the Smith community, Hott has invited many other area residents to the opening, including historians, architects, engineers and all 80 members of the Northampton Department of Public Works. "This is a film," he points out, "that really cuts across a lot of disciplines."
If you miss the world premiere at Smith, watch for a national PBS broadcast of Divided Highways on October 22.

Hints from the Health Service: Plan Ahead for Travel

by Pamela Aselton, nurse practitioner
This is the first of a series of monthly columns that will be written by members of the Health Service staff on topics of particular interest to the Smith community.
Planning a trip to an exotic location for winter break? Make sure you consult your health care provider to see what -- if any -- travel vaccinations are necessary.
In addition, try accessing the Centers for Disease Control's Travel Information page on the World Wide Web (
html). Once you've reached the home page, click on "Geographical Health Recommendations" to select the area of the world you'll be visiting. You'll then receive an updated list of recommended vaccinations and safety tips. General advice on avoiding such hazards as malaria, rabies or the ever-dreaded travelers' diarrhea is also provided. (Tips for preventing diarrhea include drinking only bottled or boiled water and avoiding raw vegetables and fruits, as well as brushing your teeth with mouthwash rather than tap water.)
The most common travel destinations generally require no special precautions, although an updated tetanus shot is always prudent. Some countries, however, require several vaccinations, and there may be a waiting period of weeks between injections. Vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B, for example, may be either recommended or required. Protection against menigococcal infection, cholera and typhoid may also be suggested.
So try to plan ahead by doing some research and contacting your health care provider well before your trip.

C-Span Schedule Update

The C-Span broadcast of the Sophia Smith Award ceremony has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 27, between 7 and 8 p.m., on C-Span 1, and Sunday, September 28, between 8 and 9 a.m., on C-Span 2. The segment will include President Ruth Simmons' reading of the award citation, the presentation of the medal and Justice Ginsburg's speech.
There may be additional broadcasts at random times and dates.

In Case You Didn't Notice...

The "Notice" section of AcaMedia now has a new look. Submissions are arranged according to their intended audience: "Students," "Faculty/Staff," or "Smith-Wide." This revised format was designed to help direct readers to the information most pertinent to their needs.
In the future, when submitting a notice, please indicate under which of the above headings you would like it placed. If no such information is included, a designation will be made by the AcaMedia staff.

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Harvard Divinity School Finds Unsworth Worthy

Dean of the Chapel Richard Unsworth has been honored by his alma mater, Harvard Divinity School, with the Rabbi Martin Katzenstein Award. This award was established in 1979 to recognize a Harvard Divinity School graduate who exhibits "a passionate and helpful interest in the lives of other people, an informed and realistic faithfulness, an embodiment of the idea that love is not so much a way of feeling as a way of acting, and a reliable sense of humor."
Unsworth received a master's of theology degree from Harvard in 1963. Rabbi Katzenstein, who also held a Harvard Th.M., died in 1970, while serving as the school's acting dean of students.
Unsworth first came to Smith in 1954 as chaplain and assistant professor of religion. He then joined the religion department at Dartmouth College and served also as dean of the William Jewett Tucker Foundation, returning to Smith to resume his previous duties in 1967. In 1989 he was appointed headmaster and president of the Northfield Mount Hermon School and then headmaster of the Berkshire School before returning to Smith in 1996.
. "People who can add and subtract can figure out I shouldn't be here -- I should be dead," Unsworth notes, with the characteristic humor that helped earn him the Katzenstein kudos. "I retired from Northfield in 1991 and took on what was to be a one-year appointment at Berkshire School. It turned into five years, and I retired again. Then Ruth Simmons asked me to serve as interim dean of the chapel.
"So," Unsworth observes, "in addition to the qualities listed above, this honor undoubtedly recognizes my endurance." (Indeed, in 1997 Unsworth is celebrating 25 years at Smith and a half-century of continuous work in teaching, chaplaincy and administration.)
Unsworth also points out that, "The Katzenstein award was a particularly touching thing for me because other recipients of this award have included some of my most esteemed teachers at Harvard, such as James Luther Adams and Amos Niven Wilder."

Up Close and Personnel

New hires:
Darren Birchall, cash and grants manager, controller's office; Laurel Brocklesby, printing assistant, Central Services; Judith Culver, double - unit dining room assistant, Residence & Dining Services; Kathleen Curry, administrative assistant, financial aid; Mary Ann Dassatti, computer teacher, Campus School; Geraldine Dupre, relief cook, Residence & Dining Services; Karen Eberhart, archives specialist, libraries; Elisabeth England, assistant director alumnae outreach, Alumnae Association; Petra Farias, coach basketball/soccer, athletics; Lucy Greenburg, summer internship funding coordinator, career development; Susan Harrison, teacher's aide, Campus School; Elisabeth Grams Haxby, supervising teacher, Campus School; Eric Jensen, UNIX systems administrator, Science Center office; Heather Jones, area coordinator, student affairs; Jane Haddad, budget and accounting coordinator, Museum of Art; Kathleen Kilpatrick, benefits assistant, human resources; Karen Klinger, coach of crew, athletics; Ben Kong, custodian, Physical Plant; Donna Moffo, teacher, infant/toddler program; Jennifer O'Loughlin, assistant director, admission; Charlene Palmer, program assistant, advancement; Judith Roberge, assistant to the chief advancement officer, advancement; Cedric Rothkegel, payroll clerk, controller's office; Samuel Rush, production coordinator, theatre; Debra Scougall, benefits specialist, human resources; Linda Sharkey, program assistant, Alumnae Association; Linda Shaughnessy, secretary/receptionist, music department; John Sippel, publications specialist, college relations; Susan Smola, custodian, Physical Plant; Kory Stamper, alumni assistant, School for Social Work; Bruce Teed, custodian, Physical Plant; Amy Tibbetts, teacher's aide, infant/toddler program; Margrette Twardowski, assistant, financial aid; Patricia Van Order, teacher's aide, infant/toddler program; Ruth Van Erp, director of advancement systems & operations, advancement/operations
Yvette Contreras, teacher's aide, Campus School; Sidonia Dalby, associate director, Ada Comstock Program; Kathryn Messier, assistant for administration, admission; Ann Shanahan, director of administration and special events, college relations; Jeanne West, administrative assistant, Hatfield Hall
Helen Ahearn, administrative assistant, Smith Management Program; Mary Ann Amaru, teacher, infant/toddler program; James Babyak, instructor, athetics; Heather Bell, publicity/box office manager, theatre; Rochelle Benoit, nurse, Health Service; Moira Callahan, accessions assistant, libraries; Heather Calvin, assistant director/Alumnae Fund, Advancement; Diana Capuano, academic secretary, art department; Sarah Chadwick, assistant for administration, admission; Tracy Cree, area coordinator, student affairs; Elaine Czapienski, registration/systems coordinator, registrar's office; Dolores Elkas, benefits assistant, human resources; Marisa Giannetti, coordinator of publicity, Museum of Art; Laura Graveline, circulation supervisor, Libraries; Thomas Grise, custodian, Physical Plant; Robin Gunn, assistant director, advancement; Miriam Jenkins, teacher of instrumental music, Campus School; Laura Jordan, alumni assistant, School for Social Work; David Kiracofe, research associate, Center for Study of Social and Political Change; Shauneen Kroll, supervising teacher, Campus School; Bessie Langlois, senior cook, Residence and Dining Services; Susan Lewandowski, associate director, admission; Patricia Lewis, bookkeeper, Museum of Art; Christine Martin, print room assistant, Museum of Art; Anna Michel, teacher's aide, Campus School; Lisa Morrill, administrative computer analyst, Information Systems; Amy Morris, book repair technician, libraries; Mary Louise Mrozinski, teacher, infant/toddler program; Marta Ostapiuk-Staiti, administrative director, Self Study Team; Maryann Parent, secretary, School for Social Work; Martin Perrin, assistant to technical director, theatre; Cecily Peterson, assistant director, admission; Belinda Rosin, coordinator of disability services, Institutional Diversity; Cedric Rothkegel, payroll clerk, controller's office; Kathy Saltis, coach of crew, athletics; Richard Scott, printing assistant, Central Services; Wendy Shepherd, director of systems and technical services; Information Systems; Timothy Shortell, statistician/consultant, Information Systems; Elizabeth Stookey, intern, chapel; Robert Thomas, custodian, Physical Plant; Suzanne Sullivan, program assistant, Alumnae Association; Susan Thompson, clinical supervisor, School for Social Work; Allan Vogel, assistant director for animal resources, Science Center; Louise Walton, assistant director, Ada Comstock Program

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Calendar Key

Sources of further information 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.

Monday, September 29

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
Meeting: Amnesty International. AI is a nonpolitical organization promoting human rights worldwide. (Vicki, ext. 6613)
4-5 p.m., Seelye 102
Meeting and training session: Smith Debate Society. All welcome.
4-6 p.m., Seelye 110
Student open hour with President Simmons.
4:15-5:15 p.m., College Hall 20
Lecture: "African Thought and Engaging Ontic Politics: Staying True to the Belly Laugh." Helen Watson Verran, professor of history and philosophy of science, University of Melbourne. Sponsored by the Smith College Center for Mutual Learning and the philosophy department.
4:15 p.m., Dewey common room*
CDO workshop: Introduction to the Employer Recruiting Program.
4:15 p.m., Seelye 106
Reception for Japanese film directors Makoto Shinozaki (Okaeri) and Shinji Aoyama (Helpless). Sponsored by the departments of East Asian languages and literatures, film studies and East Asian studies.
4:30-5:30 p.m., Wright common room.
Informal sociology department meeting for majors and faculty to choose student liaisons and discuss graduate programs in sociology.
7-9 p.m., Wright common room
Film: Okaeri, a 1995 award-winning Japanese film (with English subtitles), followed by a Q&A panel discussion with director Makoto Shinozaki. Sponsored by the departments of East Asian languages and literatures, film studies and East Asian studies.
7-10 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall*
Organizational meeting for SSFFS participants in the April 1998 Five College Sci-Fi Conference.
7:30 p.m., Seelye 208
General interest meeting: QUEER.
8 p.m., Dewey common room

Tuesday, September 30

Sigma Xi luncheon meeting: "The Filarial Genome Project: A Tale of Two Genomes," by Steve Williams, professor of biological sciences.
Noon, Smith College Club downstairs lounge
Study Abroad Fair: Representatives from Smith-approved programs all over the world.
Noon-3 p.m., Davis Ballroom
Episcopal-Lutheran Fellowship meets in the parish house parlor for worship, lunch and friendship. All welcome.
Noon, St. John's Church, Elm Street*
Hebrew language lunch table. Pizza provided.
Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Deutscher Tisch language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Korean language lunch table
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
CDO workshop: Résumé critiques by peer advisers.
4-6 p.m., Drew Hall
Beginning-of-year gathering of Latin American studies and Latin American literature majors and minors and other interested people.
4-6 p.m., Seelye 204
Religious activity: "An Introduction to Mark." Bible study with Hallie Cowan, facilitator. Sponsored by Smith Christian Fellowship. All welcome, with or without faith or Bible knowledge. (; Chapel, ext. 2750; Mei, ext. 6269)
4:30 p.m., Bodman Lounge
Tennis vs. WPI
5 p.m., outdoor tennis courts*
Informal meeting of music students and liaisons. Dinner provided.
5:30-7:30 p.m., Green Room, Sage Hall
Meeting of SGA Senate standing committees. All welcome.
7 p.m., Seelye 201
CDO workshop: Résumé critiques by peer advisers.
7-9 p.m., Drew Hall
CDO workshop: How to Write an Effective Résumé.
7:15 p.m., Drew Hall
CDO workshop: How to Find a January Internship.
8:15 p.m., Drew Hall
CDO orientation: Seniors-only tour.
8:15 p.m., Drew Hall

Wednesday, October 1

Religious activity: Discussion and reflection for Catholic Adas. Lunch served. All welcome.
Noon-1 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Hillel at Noon, a weekly discussion and veggie luncheon. All welcome.
Noon, Dawes House Kosher Kitchen
Chinese 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
Soccer vs. Wesleyan
4 p.m., athletic fields*
Information session: Deb Orgera, program assistant for the Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program, will describe the program and show a marine science video. (Ext. 3799)
4:15 p.m., Burton 101*
Religious activity: Buddhist service and discussion.
7:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Religious activity: Rosh Hashanah evening service.
7:30 p.m., Chapel*
CDO/Five College information session. Bain & Company, participants in CDO's upcoming fall résumé referral program.
7:30 p.m., Alumni House, Amherst College
MassPIRG weekly meeting. All welcome.
7:30 p.m., Seelye 107
Informational meeting of the Smith College Film Collective. All interested in the cinematic arts are welcome. (Mami, ext. 7922; Sarah, ext. 7234)
7:30 p.m., Non-Print Resource Center

Thursday, October 2

Religious activity: Rosh Hashanah morning service.
9 a.m., Chapel*
Lecture: "Up Against the Ropes: Peter Jackson as 'Uncle Tom' in America." Susan Clark, assistant professor of theatre. One of the Liberal Arts Luncheon Series. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff.
Noon, College Club lower level
Japanese 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
CDO workshop: Job Search for Seniors.
1 p.m., Drew Hall
CDO workshop: Résumé critiques by peer advisers.
2:30-4 p.m., Drew Hall
Music department lecture: "The Invention of Innocence in the Music and Art of Early German Romanticism." Annette Kreutziger-Herr, visiting lecturer in music from Hamburg University.
5 p.m., Sage Recital Hall*
Meeting and training session: Smith Debate Society. All welcome.
5-6 p.m., Seelye 110
CDO workshop: Using the Internet to Find Internships and Jobs.
6:30 p.m., Seelye B-3
Film conference: "The Cinema of Eastern Germany: The View from North America." 7 p.m.: Welcome and introduction by Barton Byg, director of the DEFA Film Library, and Ben Singer, film studies, Smith College. 7:30 p.m.: Opening Plenary: "The Sense of An Ending," Katie Trumpener, University of Chicago, and "From UFA to DEFA," David Bathrick, Cornell University. 9 p.m.: Film screenings with scriptwriter Wolfgang Kohlhaase: Berlin um die Ecke (Gernhard Klein, 1965) and Der Fall Gleiwitz (Gerhard Klein, 1961). 12 a.m.: Apachen (Gottfried Kolditz, 1973). Registration prior to the program, 4­7 p.m. Free to Five College students; general public, $120. (545-6671)
7 p.m., Wright Hall Auditorium*
Meeting: S.O.S. house reps.
7-8 p.m., Bodman lounge, Chapel
Volleyball vs. Eastern Nazarene
7 p.m., Ainsworth gym*

Friday, October 3

Film conference: "The Cinema of Eastern Germany: The View from North America" continues throughout the day. See October 2.
8:30 a.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room*
Religious activity: Rosh Hashanah morning service.
9 a.m., Chapel*
CDO workshop: How to Write an Effective Résumé.
12:30 p.m., Drew Hall
CDO workshop: How to Prepare for a Successful Interview.
3:15 p.m., Drew Hall
Lecture: "Faunal Diversity of Sri Lanka." Sriyanie Miththapala, visiting lecturer, Universities of Colombo and Sri Jayawardenapura, and freelance consultant. Part of the Biological Sciences and Biochemistry 1997­98 Colloquium Series.
4 p.m., McConnell B05*
Meeting: Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society.
4:30 p.m., Seelye 208.
Film: Der Aufenthalt. Part of the "Cinema of Eastern Germany" conference.
4:30-6 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*
Opening reception of "Cigoli's Dream of Jacob and Drawing in Late 16th-Century Florence." To welcome Annamaria Petrioli Tofani, director of the Galleria degli Uffizi and the Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Professor in Renaissance Studies at Smith.
5-7 p.m., Museum of Art*
Religious service: Shabbat eve service.
5:30 p.m., Dewey common room
Community event: Shabbat eve dinner.
6:30 p.m., Dawes House, Kosher Kitchen
Film: Die Legende von Paul und Paula (Heiner Carow, 1973). Part of the "Cinema of Eastern Germany" conference.
6 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*
Religious service: Rosh Hashanah evening service.
7:30 p.m., Chapel*
Film: Königskinder (Beyer, 1962), with the director present. Part of the "Cinema of Eastern Germany" conference.
8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall*
Film: Die Beunruhigung (Lothar Warneke, 1981), with the director present. Part of the "Cinema of Eastern Germany" conference.
10 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall*

Saturday, October 4

Riding: Smith Show
8:30 a.m., Equestrian Center*
Film conference: "The Cinema of Eastern Germany: The View from North America" continues throughout the day. See October 2.
8:30 a.m., Wright Hall*
Athletic event: Smith-Harvard Badminton Tournament '97 and New England College Cup Challenge. Per-person entry fees after September 26: singles, $12, doubles, $10. Online registration available. (Ext. 6763)
9 a.m., Ainsworth/Scott Gymnasium*
Five College Student Symposium in Physics. Physics students from Smith, Amherst and Mt. Holyoke colleges and UMass will report on their research.
9 a.m.-1 p.m., McConnell Auditorium
Field Hockey vs. MIT
1 p.m., athletic fields*
Films: 4 p.m.: Professor Mamlock (Konrad Wolf, 1961); 6 p.m.: Die Flucht , with Armin Mueller-Stahl (Roland Graf, 1978); 8 p.m.: Das Luftschiff (Simon, 1983); 10 p.m.: Die Legende von Paul und Paula (Heiner Carow, 1973). With directors Lothar Warneke and Rainer Simon. Part of the "Cinema of Eastern Germany" conference.
4 p.m.-12 a.m., Sweeney Concert Hall*

Sunday, October 5

Film conference: "The Cinema of Eastern Germany: The View from North America" continues through the afternoon. See October 2.
8:30 a.m., Wright Hall*
Athletic event: Smith-Harvard Badminton Tournament '97 and New England College Cup Challenge. See October 4.
9 a.m., Ainsworth/Scott Gymnasium*
Religious activity: Quaker (Friends) discussion group. Child care available. Meeting for worship at 11 a.m.
9:30 a.m., Bass 210*
Religious service: Morning worship and Holy Communion led by members of the Ecumenical Christian Church Council and the Rev. Richard Unsworth. Special music by the Smith College choirs under the direction of Thomas Kim. All welcome.