News for the Smith College Community // October 9, 1997

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Student Sessions Under Way

Last spring, President Ruth Simmons wrote to Smith students to invite them to nominate themselves -- or their peers -- to serve on a special new self-study committee. Unlike the dozen committees set up the previous fall, which included faculty and staff as well as students, this group was to be composed entirely of students. There was a concern, Simmons explains, that even though students were serving on the self-study committees, their voices were not being heard.
In mid-September, the 16-member student committee began weekly meetings. Its members are Lanisha Makle '98, Marie McCarthy '99, Rebecca Joyce Gililland '00J, Kathleen Crowe '99, Gina Ko '99, Michelle de Sam '99, Chan-I Min '00, Stephanie Renee Landrum '98, Rebecca Polan '99, Stephanie Terry '98, Heidi Ho '00, Erin Flood '00, Emily Lewis '00, Brooke Harrison '00, Ana Olga Vaquer de Samalot AC and Kim Croumie AC.
According to Lanisha Makle, who serves as chair, the committee is examining proposals that emerged from the self-study, discussing how they will affect students and suggesting improvements.
"We're still defining what our focus will be," says Makle. However, she notes that several major issues have already emerged. One of these generated heated response on campus last spring: a proposed reconfiguration of residence life that would have the work now done by student head residents passed along to area graduate students or to others outside the Smith community. Some students were critical of bringing in house leaders who were not familiar with the Smith experience.
"One thing our committee is looking at," says Makle, "is expanding the number of 'first-year-outs' [students who graduated from Smith the previous May] serving as head residents." Typically, only a few Smith houses are headed by new alumnae. The student self-study group is currently discussing the possibility of providing more incentives for first-year-outs to stay in Northampton and take on the head resident job. Another proposal that has prompted strong student response is the reduction of faculty teaching loads. Students, says Makle, are especially concerned that course offerings will diminish and that limited offerings by small departments, in particular, will make it difficult for students to complete their majors and minors.
Other issues that have turned up on the committee's agenda are internships and study abroad. Overall, says Makle, students favor the expansion of college-funded internships suggested by the self-study, and are eager to eliminate restrictions on financial aid for students studying overseas in English-speaking countries. The self-study report was also critical of these restrictions.
There are no faculty or staff members on her committee, notes Makle, but Dean of the College Maureen Mahoney attends meetings as an observer. "I love administrators, but this is something the students need to do," Makle maintains. And although the students are sometimes critical of self-study proposals and of other aspects of college life, Makle believes that most of them were drawn to the group because they "really care about Smith and want it to be better." She also points out that most of the proposed changes will not affect her directly because she is a senior, but adds that "there are a lot of sophomores [on the committee], and I hope that what they are working on can be put into effect for them, if not for me. We are all eager for stuff to happen now-not just in 2020."

In Memoriam

Last week, with great sadness, Dean Maureen Mahoney notified the Smith community of the death of Jordan House resident Andrea Reischerl '99 of Manchester, Connecticut. An obituary will appear in an upcoming issue of AcaMedia.

Employee Open Hour Changed

An employee open hour with President Ruth Simmons, originally scheduled for Thursday, October 16, and announced in last week's AcaMedia, has been rescheduled. The new date is Friday, October 17, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. As in the past, the session will take place in College Hall 20, and visitors will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Back to the Future, Via Web

Imagine a museum with no waiting lines or admission charge, with no crowds or stuffy coatrooms or stern guards who glower when you stand too close to the exhibits. The Smith College History of Science Virtual Museum of Ancient Inventions is just such a place -- a spot where technology and history intersect, where George Jetson meets Fred Flintstone and where, in the best tradition of liberal arts education, students, faculty and staff can learn about one another's endeavors. No need to leave home or don an overcoat, either. This museum can be visited on the World Wide Web, from the comfort of an armchair.
The "museum" was created by the 34 students in the history of the sciences class on ancient inventions, which was offered for the first time last year by mathematics professor Marjorie Senechal, the program's director. As the course catalogue entry for the class notes, "The dramatic pace of technological change in the 20th century obscures the surprising fact that most of the discoveries and inventions on which modern societies have been constructed were made in prehistoric times. Ancient instruments tell detailed stories of complex knowledge for which no written records exist."
As a final class project, Senechal's students -- assisted by science shop technician Greg Young, whose efforts Senechal calls "heroic" -- were required to recreate some of the apparatus they had studied. Their reconstructions are now indexed chronologically in the museum's directory. Starting with truly ancient offerings, such as cosmetics and perfumes from 10,000 B.C.E., recreated by Mindy Cohen '99, the collection continues with such items as a Sumerian bull lyre from 3200 B.C.E. (Stacey Rolland '00) and a 1000 B.C.E. tumbler lock (Mara Bishop '00 and Amanda Payne Burton '97). More "modern" exhibits include a 320 B.C.E. Chaldean sundial (Allison Crawford '98 and Lei Liu '98) and 79 C.E. Roman forceps (Elizabeth Schott '99).
Each exhibit features a color picture (by Senechal's husband, photographer Stan Sherer) and a description of how the invention was originated and employed. For example, Amanda Fox '00 explains that her 100 C.E. "thunder-making machine" was invented by Heron of Alexandria and "used in Greek theater to announce the entrance and exit of gods ..." Anyone whose spare change goes to Cokes and candy bars in Clark Corner will appreciate the "coin-operated holy water dispensing machine" built by Kristy Beauchesne '97, Niki Bennett '00 and Vanessa King '99: worshippers in Egyptian temples would place a coin into a slot and receive holy water in which to bathe themselves before entering the temple. And, just like a "real" museum, this one offers apologies for absent objects that are listed as being "on temporary loan."
Not only was the ancient instruments course taught at Smith for the first time last year, but it was probably the first time that it was offered anywhere, Senechal suggests. This month, in fact, she will speak about it at the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology, to be held in Pasadena, California.
Those who want to learn more about the course without venturing so far afield can visit its Web site -- and the virtual museum -- at

House Calls

Student Group Offers Emergency Aid to Peers
For some Smith students, the shock of a sudden illness or injury is coupled with another surprise as they discover that the medical personnel who first arrive on the scene are fellow students.
For just over a year, Smith College Emergency Medical Services (SCEMS) has responded to dozens of campus crises. Founded in September 1996 by Emily Singer '97 and Melisa Ruiz '98, SCEMS is made up of about 30 student volunteers. Five of them -- including Ruiz and Katy Tierney '99, who serve as the group's supervisors or "chiefs" -- hold Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification, having undergone a rigorous 120-hour training course. The remaining SCEMS members are "first responders." While playing a subordinate role to the EMTs, they, too, have had training and experience in first aid, CPR and other forms of medical assistance.
SCEMS is divided into two-member teams that take turns filling out a schedule running from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., Mondays through Thursdays, and around the clock on weekends. Each team is composed of an EMT and a first responder. One of the two SCEMS chiefs is always on call, as well. "We're out there all the time" says Ruiz.
As soon as anyone on campus dials 800 -- the Department of Public Safety emergency number -- the officer in charge determines whether the situation can be handled by SCEMS without ambulance support. "We work with Public Safety and with the Health Service and are sort of a link between them," Ruiz observes. "The student Emergency Medical Services does an excellent job," says Director of Public Safety Sharon Rust. "They've established a strong relationship with this department, which enables our staff and theirs to work cooperatively at emergency scenes."
Typically, says Tierney, SCEMS staff respond to injuries such as broken bones, sprains and dislocations. They have also handled asthma attacks and drug- or alcohol-related problems. In some circumstances, she notes, the Public Safety dispatcher is required to also call an ambulance, even if the situation does not seem life-threatening. Cardiac and respiratory ailments and drug reactions or overdoses fall under this mandate. In many cases, she points out, it is the prerogative of the dispatchers to decide whether to call an ambulance. If they do, SCEMS students are often also on the scene to lend any needed assistance.
Ambulances, Tierney explains, are staffed by paramedics, who have more training than the EMTs. Unlike paramedics, the SCEMS responders use private vehicles to reach an emergency scene and do not have access to the sophisticated equipment found on ambulances. One of the aims of the program, notes Ruiz, is to avoid unnecessary ambulance calls. Ambulance services can often be costly, but there is no charge for SCEMS assistance and it is available to everyone on the Smith campus. SCEMS volunteers receive no pay; the group is funded by SGA and the Health Service.
But the biggest plus of having this sort of emergency medical services organization, suggests Tierney, is that students are often most comfortable receiving help from their peers. "An important part of giving care is making the patient comfortable," she maintains.
Sometimes, concedes Ruiz, their student patients had not been aware of SCEMS and are briefly baffled to be getting help from other Smithies. "But," she reports, "when we tell them that we're EMTs, they say, 'that's cool.'" Both Tierney and Ruiz agree that their patients respect their training and don't resent not being handled by a professional.
In fact, Tierney, from Yellow Springs, Ohio, already has four years of EMT experience behind her and is a firefighter as well. Ruiz, who grew up in Costa Rica and Amherst, took EMT training in the summer of 1996. Returning to campus that fall, she realized that Smith was the only school in the Five College consortium that did not already offer a student emergency medical service. She joined forces with Singer, and soon SCEMS was launched.
The organization operated for 26 weeks last year, says Tierney, and in that time responded to 37 calls. This year, however, before the first two weeks of the semester were over, they had already answered six calls. In addition to having a team on duty to respond to campus medical emergencies, SCEMS provides teams to attend events such as rugby games and Rec Council concerts, just in case medical problems arise. They will also be conducting workshops in residence houses and as part of this year's student-led workshops program.
The two chiefs are interested in talking to anyone who would like to get involved with SCEMS. They expect a First Responder class to be offered on campus sometime after the October recess. It will be scheduled over two or three weekends and cost about $50 to $80, depending on class size. For more information, contact Tierney at extension 6974 or Ruiz at extension 6139.

Paper or Plastic?

There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but faculty and staff who dine at the Smith College Club are finding that there is a new way to pay for their meals. This fall, the club is promoting a "Cash and Card Program." Patrons can now present a specially encoded Smith ID card or to simply use cash instead of filling out a meal voucher or reciting a Social Security number.
During September, in order to encourage diners to use the new system, a 5 percent discount was offered to those who paid with cash or cards. This discount has been extended through October 17, says club manager Patty Hentz. However, notes Hentz, as of October 15 the club will only accept these means of payment.
Hentz maintains that the revised service will expedite customers through the meal lines and make billing more efficient and accurate. In the past, she points out, some patrons were uncomfortable saying their charge numbers aloud; others scribbled them so illegibly that the club accounting staff could barely decipher them. "No guesswork for us; no surprises for you," is one of the slogans Hentz and her colleagues are using to boost the new payment program.
Smith ID holders who do not yet have the new green cards with a magnetic strip on the back can get them at the Office of Human Resources, 30 Belmont Avenue, on Thursday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. (or by special appointment, by calling Serena Harris at extension 2289). The magnetic strip must then be encoded for use at the Smith Club -- a process that can quickly be done right at the club during lunch.
Also new at the club this year is an earlier opening time. Lunch now begins at 11:45 a.m. rather than noon -- a change Hentz hopes will cut down on crowds and waiting time. Complimentary gourmet coffees and teas, introduced last winter, are still being served.
Finally, watch your campus mailbox and AcaMedia for information about a variety of special club initiatives and events, including a "Grab and Go" program and an October 25 family Halloween buffet and party.

Check Out Library Panel

If your library carrel is your home away from home, if you find more solace in books than in Ben and Jerry's, and if you're reading this AcaMedia on the day it hits the streets, be sure to "check out" a panel discussion in Neilson Browsing Room. Four Smith alumnae who work in various areas of library science in institutions around the country will take part in "Career Conversations: New Directions in Library and Information Science," Thursday, October 9, at 4:15 p.m.
The program will explore the broad range of career opportunities in the field of library science as well as the status of women and minorities in the field, access to information, right to privacy, literacy and the impact of global technological resources.
Participants will include Naomi Caldwell, a librarian at Feinstein High School for Public Service in Providence, Rhode Island, who also chairs the American Library Association Status of Women Committee and is secretary of the American Indian Library Association; Susan Goodman, development officer at the National Academy of Sciences, who recently completed a master of library science degree; Maureen Madden, a technical information specialist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Library of Medicine, who works with database creation; and Sarah Thomas, director of the Cornell University Libraries.
The program is free and open to the public.

Down by the Old Mill River

Grant Received for Environmental Research
Smith has recently received $115,000 from the Krusos Foundation Inc. of Cold Spring Harbor, New York, to support its environmental science program and specifically to underwrite a collaborative research project involving the Mill River watershed in the towns of Conway, Deerfield, Whately, Hatfield and Williamsburg and the city of Northampton.
Through collaboration with the Silvio Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, interdisciplinary teams of Smith College and other Five College faculty and students will gain hands-on knowledge as well as contribute valuable expertise to an important conservation project, says Tom Litwin, director of the Clark Science Center and a member of the biological sciences department.
The project will include study of the endangered dwarf wedge mussel, an indicator of water quality; assessment of the impact of human activity within the Mill River system; and the compiling of data that will have a direct bearing on policy decision and the management of this watershed system.
The expansion of the environmental science program at Smith, which was established as a minor in 1996, has been "identified as a priority goal" by the steering committee of the college's recently completed self-study, according to Litwin. This grant from the Krusos Foundation, he adds, "provides momentum and a tangible outcome as we move ahead."

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People News

Psychologist Saluted

Faye Crosby, professor of psychology and no stranger to national attention, was in the news again during August. She was honored twice at the American Psychological Association's convention in Chicago. The association's Division 35, devoted to the psychology of women, presented her with the Carolyn Sherif Award in recognition of her part in carrying on the tradition of the award's namesake -- "striving," as Crosby explains, "for gender equality in the profession of psychology and the world at large." Crosby also received a Distinguished Leadership Award from APA's Committee on Women.
That same month, Crosby made a return trip to The Citadel, South Carolina's state-funded and traditionally all-male military college, which has been making a rocky transition to court-ordered coeducational status. Crosby has been serving as part of a panel established, as she says, "to put some muscle in the school's resolve to integrate women."
She reports that one of the most gratifying aspects of the experience has been the chance to work beside U.S. Army Brigadier General Evelyn Pat Foote, a member of the Army's Task Force on Sexual Harassment. Crosby describes Foote as "very inspirational and a long-time fighter for good causes."
While at The Citadel in August, Crosby did some worthy fighting herself, which included showing a group of cadets a "60 Minutes" clip from last spring in which a number of them, having been asked by Crosby, insisted that they sincerely wish to see women succeed at the school. After running the clip, Crosby suggested that it was time to make good on their claim. In the course of the session, Crosby reports, her audience, which started out "leery, even hostile," ended up being "almost warm."

A Taste of the Big Apple

by Kate Drake '99
This summer two Smithies helped boost the public relations efforts of many top companies while interning in the Big Apple. Working for Nichol & Co. Ltd., Heather Fontaine '98J and Emily Chamberlain '98 compiled media distribution lists, contacted publication editors, researched client data, placed clippings and organized mailings for companies such as Baskin Robbins/Dunkin' Donuts and Valvoline.
The project they're proudest of is a list of Fortune 500 companies they put together. It's complete with contact people, fax numbers and addresses, and is now being used by Nichol.
According to Fontaine, who found out about the company in the CDO files, the internship wasn't difficult to set up: "I sent in my résumé with a cover letter and was called in for an interview. I was offered the job on the spot."
Chamberlain and Fontaine say that their experience at Nichol was both valuable and fun. Chamberlain, who still works there on Mondays and Fridays, points out that there is always something exciting happening-she's even been able to get the autograph of "Fred" from Dunkin' Donuts. Fontaine, an English major, and Chamberlain, an American studies major, are both considering careers in public relations.

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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.

Monday, October 13

Autumn Recess
Language lunch tables
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Meeting: Amnesty International. (Vicki, ext. 6613)
4-5 p.m., Seelye 102
Meeting and training session: Smith Debate Society. All welcome.
4-6 p.m., Seelye 110
Informational meeting: Smith Leadership Program. Background on leadership workshops to be held in January. Applications available. (Randy Bartlett, ext. 3605)
7 p.m., Seelye 101
Organizational meeting for SSFFS participants in the April 1998 Five College Sci-Fi Conference.
7:30 p.m., Seelye 208

Tuesday, October 14

Autumn Recess ends
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
Language lunch tables
Deutscher Tisch
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Religious activity: Bible study with Hallie Cowan. 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
SGA Senate meeting, including a student open forum at 7:15 p.m. Come voice your opinions to your legislative body.
7 p.m., Seelye 201
Volleyball vs. Wheaton
7 p.m., Ainsworth gym*
Field hockey vs. Mt. Holyoke
7 p.m., athletic fields*
Crash course: "Beginning Hebrew: The Hebrew of the Prayerbook." To sign up, call Hillel, ext. 2754.
7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Wednesday, October 15

Religious activities: Sukkot services and events. Call Hillel, ext. 2754, for times and sites.
Religious activity: Discussion and reflection for Catholic Adas. Lunch served. All welcome.
Noon-1 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
Language lunch tables
Spanish & Portuguese
12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room
Information session: Marine science program. With Audrey Meyer of the Sea Education Association. (Ext. 3799)
4:15 p.m., Burton 101*
Religious activity: Buddhist service and discussion.
7:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel
CDO/Five College information session: Monitor Company, a consulting firm.
7:30 p.m., Porter Lounge, Converse Hall, Amherst College
MassPIRG weekly meeting. All welcome.
7:30 p.m., Seelye 107
Observance: "1492: Legacy of Oppression." For many people across the Americas, Columbus Day is a day not to celebrate but to mourn. Come find out why. Nosotras and the Native American Women of Smith sponsor an evening of events -- including a speaker, a candlelight vigil, performance art and a poetry reading -- to mark the passing of Columbus Day and the conclusion of Hispanic Heritage Month. All welcome. (Lila, ext. 6317; Fradyn, ext. 6895)
7 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room (concludes at Unity House)*

Thursday, October 16

Religious activities: Sukkot services and events. Call Hillel, ext. 2754, for times and sites.
Lecture: "The Spectacular Corpse: Victorian Mourning and the Funeral of the Duke of Wellington." Cornelia Pearsall, assistant professor of English language and literature. One of the Liberal Arts Luncheon Series. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff.
Noon, College Club lower level
Language lunch tables
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
Open Hours: Office of the Dean of the Faculty. Open to all members of the Smith community.
3-5 p.m., College Hall 27
Faculty Meeting. Preceded by tea at 3:45 p.m.
4:10 p.m., Alumnae House Conference Room
Lecture: "The Cognitive Neuroscience of Illusory Memories." Dan Schacter, department of psychology, Harvard University. Part of the 1997-98 Neuroscience Program Colloquium Series.
4:30 p.m., McConnell B15*
Lecture: "Cows, Copper, Salt and Sugar: Cypriot Archaeology in
Perspective." Stuart Swiny, director, Center for Cypriot Studies, State
University of New York at Albany. Sponsored by Smith College and the Western Massachusetts Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.
4:30 p.m., Hillyer 117*
Presentation of the major: Anthropology
5 p.m., Seelye 207
Informational meeting: Junior Year in Florence Program. Open to all interested students.
5 p.m., Seelye 106
Informational meeting: Luce Scholars Program for study abroad in Asia during the 1998-99 school year.
5 p.m., Seelye 109
Informational meeting for students interested in applying for the Picker Internship in Washington Program.
5 p.m., Seelye 101
Meeting and training session: Smith Debate Society. All welcome.
5-6 p.m., Seelye 110
Special event: Mehendi Night. Come have your hand decorated in traditional patterns with colorful "mehendi" (henna) while EKTA students perform dances and music from South Asia. Indian food will be served. General admission: $3. (Ext. 7510)
5:30-9 p.m., Davis Ballroom*
Lecture: "The Liberal Arts on Wall Street with Goldman Sachs." Smith alums from Goldman Sachs will talk about interning and working on Wall Street and at Goldman. A buffet din-ner will follow. Open to all students.
5:30 p.m., Alumnae House
CDO/Five College information session: Montgomery Securities, an investment bank.
6:30 p.m., Porter Lounge, Converse Hall, Amherst College
CDO workshop: "Using the Internet to Find Internships and Jobs."
6:30 p.m., Seelye B3
Meeting: S.O.S. house reps.
7-8 p.m. Bodman lounge, Chapel
Planning meeting: Arabic Circle. Students report on study abroad in Egypt and Syria. Light Middle Eastern fare will be served.
7-10 p.m., Seelye 207
Film: Danzon, a Mexican film by Novaro. Presented by Cineclub de Español; in Spanish, with subtitles.
7:30 p.m., Seelye 201
Lecture: "A Ghost Ship Comes to Life: The Design, Reconstruction and Sea Trials of an Ancient Greek Warship." Ford Weiskittel, director, Trireme Trust U.S.A. Sponsored by the Committee on Community Policy and the departments of classical languages and literatures, ancient studies, and exercise and sports studies.
8 p.m., Seelye 106*
Theater: Tier II Projects. Original and varied works of performance, expression and interpretation outside mainstream conventions of performance form and content. Free. Sponsored by the Student Theatre Committee of Smith.
8 p.m., TV Studio, Mendenhall CPA
Film: The Fifth Element. Sponsored by Rec Council.
9 p.m., Wright auditorium

Friday, October 17

Religious activities: Sukkot services and events. Call Hillel, ext. 2754, for times and sites.
Breakfast meeting: A Mercer Management presentation on consulting. Invitations and details available in Drew 20.
9:30 a.m., Willits-Hallowell Center, Mount Holyoke College
CDO workshop: "How to Write an Effective Résumé."
12:30 p.m., Drew Hall
Employee open hour with President Ruth Simmons. Visitors will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
1:30-2:30 p.m., College Hall 20
CDO informational meeting: "Applying to Business School." Admissions officers from M.B.A. programs around the country discuss when, where and how to apply, and what to expect from a degree.
3 p.m., Seelye 106
CDO workshop: "How to Prepare for a Successful Interview."
3:15 p.m., Drew Hall
Lecture: "To Dehalogenate or Not to Dehalogenate." Max Häggblom, Ag. Biotech Center, Rutgers University. Part of the 1997­98 Biological Sciences and Biochemistry Colloquium Series.
4 p.m., McConnell B5
Art alumnae lecture: "On the Way to The Dictionary of Art." Informal gathering with Jane Shoaf Turner '78, senior editor of The Dictionary of Art. Sponsored by the Department of Art and the Smith College Museum of Art. (Ext. 2773)
4:10-5:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*
General meeting: Nosotras, Smith's Latina organization. All welcome.
4:30 p.m., Unity House
Meeting: Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society.
4:30 p.m., Seelye 208
Religious service: Shabbat eve service.
5:30 p.m., Dewey common room
Community event: Shabbat eve dinner.
7 p.m., Dawes House Kosher Kitchen
Symposium: "Il Disegno: The Process of Drawing in 16th-Century Florence." The opening lecture, "'Il Disegno' as an Instrument to Study the Past and Understand the Present," will be presented by Annamaria Petrioli Tofani, director, Galleria degli Uffizi, and Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Professor in Renaissance Studies at Smith College.
7:30 p.m., Wright auditorium*
Theater: Tier II Projects. See October 16 listing.
8 p.m., TV Studio, Mendenhall CPA
Something on a Friday: Pizza War, with a disc jockey. Sponsored by Minority Affairs.
8:30 p.m., Unity House

Saturday, October 18

Symposium: "Il Disegno: The Process of Drawing in 16th-Century Florence." Moderator: Diane De Grazia, Cleveland Museum of Art. Five papers will be presented: "The Brief Life and Early Death of Naturalism in Roman Drawing," by Linda Wolk-Simon, Robert Lehman Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art; "The Influence of Michelangelo: Pontormo, Bronzino and Allori," by Elizabeth Pilliod, Oregon State and Rutgers universities; "The Emergence of a Naturalistic Style of Drawing in Florence at the End of the 16th Century," by Nicholas Turner, J. Paul Getty Museum; "A Figure Study by Cigoli for The Dream of Jacob in Nancy," by Ann Sievers, Smith College Museum of Art; and "Cigoli Drawings and the Rise of the Baroque in Florence," by Miles Chappell, College of William and Mary.
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wright auditorium*
Annual meeting: New England Council of Latin American Studies. Registration 8:30-9:30 a.m. For a conference program and preregistration materials, contact Kathleen Gauger, Seelye 210 (585-3591; fax 585-3593; kgauger@sophia.smith.
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Skinner 210, Mount Holyoke College
Field hockey vs. Babson
1 p.m., athletic fields*
The Second Northampton Great Treasure Hunt, to benefit the Emergency Cot Shelter Program. Challenging-but-fun clues will send participants looking for answers all over downtown in quest of prizes. To be held rain or shine. $10 per adult; no charge for children under 12. Sponsored by the Northampton Friends Meeting. (584-8547)
1 p.m., Unitarian Church*
Theater: Tier II Projects. See October 16 listing.
8 p.m., TV Studio, Mendenhall CPA
Concert: Indy rock all-stars Tsunami and Ida. Sponsored by WOZQ. Doors open 8:30 p.m. $5 at the door. (Ext. 7631)
9 p.m., Davis Ballroom*

Sunday, October 19

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 in celebration of National Children's Sabbath. Guest preacher: Eileen Lindner, associate general secretary for Christian Unity, National Council of the Churches of Christ, USA. (Also see 7:30 p.m. listing.)
10:30 a.m., Chapel*
CDO open hours
1-4 p.m., Drew Hall
CDO workshop: "Overcome Your CDO Phobia."
1:15 p.m., Drew Hall
CDO workshop: "How to Find a January Internship."
2:15 p.m., Drew Hall
CDO workshop: "Job Search for Seniors."
3 p.m., Drew Hall
CDO workshop: "CDO Orientation and Tour for Second-Years."
3 p.m., Drew Hall
Religious service: Roman Catholic Mass. Supper will follow. All welcome.
4:30 p.m., Chapel*
Religious activity: Smith Christian Fellowship, a chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA. Praise, worship, prayer and sharing, plus speakers, video presentations and discussions. All welcome.
7-8:30 p.m., Dewey common room*
Lecture: "Standing Up for Children in Church and Society." Eileen Lindner, associate general secretary for Christian Unity, National Council of the Churches of Christ, USA. Sponsored by the Chapel and the religion department.
7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*


Exhibition: "Prints by Abraham Bosse." Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Thursday, 1-5 p.m. (585-2770)
Museum of Art Print Room, through November 1
Exhibition: "Photographs of Tibet" by Frank Ward, Amherst College. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-8 p.m.
Hillyer Gallery, through October 14
Exhibition: "Cigoli's Dream of Jacob and Drawing in Late 16th-Century Florence." Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Thursday, 1-5 p.m. (585-2770)
Museum of Art Print Room, through December 14

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Copy is due by 4 p.m., Wednesday, October 15, for issue 8 (containing October 27-November 2 calendar listings) and by 4 p.m., Wednesday, October 22, for issue 9 (November 3-November 9 calendar listings). Late informat