News for the Smith College Community //March 23, 2000

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Smith to Kick Off World Celebration of Berlioz

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of history's greatest Fench composers, Hector Berlioz, Smith will host an international colloquium, "Berlioz: Past, Present, Future," from March 31 through April 2. The event, which will take place in Sage Hall and at the Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, will feature two public lectures by world-renowned scholars, a special public concert by the Borromeo String Quartet and an exhibit of rare original documents. Also at the conference, papers will be presented by Berlioz specialists, including M. Jean-Pierre Angremy, president of the French National Library, and Mme. Catherine Massip, director of the music division of the French National Library.

The conference, directed by Professor of Music Peter Bloom, is the first in a series of events around the world designed to honor the artist -- a composer, conductor, critic, theorist and writer. Smith's conference will be followed by a 2001 Berlioz celebration at Germany's Bayreuth Festival, a 2002 four-day conference in London, and a culminating 2003 event in France (both in Berlioz's home town of La Côte-Saint-André and in Paris).

Berlioz is often hailed as the greatest musical artist of his generation. Yet he never achieved the fame or renown of some of his musical contemporaries. "Berlioz is not my favorite composer," Bloom confesses, "but I would rather have him to dinner than, say, Beethoven, who might succeed in spilling his soup on the floor, or Wagner, who might succeed in stealing my wife." Bloom cites Berlioz's musical work as "supremely original.[sometimes] as sublime as music can be," and calls his books and articles "hilariously funny, even though his humor is often tinged with bitterness, because he sometimes resented that others had greater success." A romantic artist, Berlioz often struggled with the conflict between his outward rebelliousness and his strong sense of mission, says Bloom.

That struggle will be the subject of the conference's keynote address. The lecture, titled "Berlioz's Berlioz," will be given by Peter Gay, an authority on 18th- and 19th-century European history. Gay, the Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University and director of the Center for Scholars and Writers at New York Public Library, will present his talk on Friday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in Sage Hall.

Gay's lecture will be followed by one of the conference's highlights, a special Saturday, April 1, address by Jacques Barzun, titled "Fourteen Points About Berlioz and the Public or Why There Is Still a Berlioz Problem." Barzun, University Professor of History Emeritus at Columbia University, is a former literary adviser to Charles Scribner's Sons. One of the most celebrated scholars in America, Barzun is also renowned as the father of all modern Berlioz research. His lecture will take place in Sage Hall at 4:30 p.m.

In the evening on April 1, the Borromeo String Quartet will give a concert at 7 p.m. in Sage Hall. All graduates of the renowned Curtis Institute of Music, the quartet's members have been hailed by the Strad for their "music making of utter genius." They will play two late quartets by Beethoven, Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130, and Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131 -- works especially prized by Berlioz. Tickets for the concert are available at the Smith College Box Office (585-ARTS or 585-3164).

Throughout the conference, a special exhibit, called "Berlioz: Episodes in the Life of the Artist," will be on display at the Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts' Josten Library. The exhibit will include rare documents from the collection of Richard Macnutt, owner of the largest private Berlioz collection in the world.

Information about conference registration, participants, and paper presentations (in which participants from France and Canada will speak in French) can be found on the Internet at or requested by e-mail from bberg@

Films to Plumb History of Teaching in U.S.

Who becomes America's teachers? How do they succeed in their profession? How do they fail?

Those are some of the questions driving independent filmmaker Claudia Levin's three-part documentary series, Only A Teacher. Produced in association with the Smith College Project for Women and Social Change, for which Levin is a research associate, the project explores the role of the American teacher in our society from the 1830s to the present. The series, which has received funding from the Ford Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the state humanities councils of North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, California, and Massachusetts, also recently received a $250,000 grant from the Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Scheduled to be completed by August 2000, Only a Teacher will air nationally on PBS.

Fascinated by the educational field, Levin, the project's producer and director, began researching various issues in education several years ago. Her research fueled her interest, particularly the question of how we got where we are today, she explains. To better understand American education's progress and development over the past century and a half, Levin decided to develop a documentary that would serve as "a dialogue between past and present." Thus was born Only a Teacher, a program that has been described as bringing to life "the history that has shaped and informed the teaching profession, illuminating how the profession developed, where it stands today, and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead," according to a project description.

Each of the series' three hour-long episodes is built around the commentaries of contemporary teachers and scholars and is framed by a present-day story. "With every story we explore in a time period, we try to give it a contemporary perspective," Levin explains. The series begins with an episode titled "A Teacher Affects Eternity." Set in the Common School Era (1830s-1880s), as "free public schooling spread across the expanding nation and women began filling out the ranks of teachers," the first episode "explores the ongoing importance of teachers in the lives of their students, emphasizing their crucial influence as role models and upholders of social norms," Levin says. The series' second episode, "Those Who Can Teach," considers teachers in their professions and "traces the early development of school bureaucracies and the attendant rise of teachers' unions, and exposes America's ambivalence towards a profession practiced mostly by women," says Levin. The final episode, "Teaching in the School Community," "surveys issues in school reform and their relationship to social change from the end of the 19th century to the present," she says. "It asks what role we want teachers to play in this process and what role teachers want for themselves."

Following its PBS showing, Only a Teacher will enjoy extensive distribution in the educational market, Levin says. "We will make the series widely available to teachers, schools of education, policy groups, and parent-teacher organizations. We expect the films to be of particular use in teacher-training and professional development programs."

Faculty Promotions Announced

By vote of the board of trustees at its recent meeting the following tenure and promotion actions were taken:

Fletcher Blanchard, psychology; Nora Crow, English language and literature; Eglal Doss-Quinby, French language and literature; Virginia Hayssen, biological sciences; Thalia Pandiri, classical languages and literatures; Thomas Rohlich, East Asian languages and literatures; Charles Staelin, economics; and Janie Vanpée, French languages and literatures, were recommended for promotion to professor.

Stefan Bodnarenko, psychology; Maria Estela Harretche, Spanish and Portuguese; Alice Hearst, government; Reyes Lázaro, Spanish and Portuguese; Susan Levin, philosophy; Ileana Streinu, computer science; and Gregory White, government, were recommended for tenure and promotion to associate professor.

Lixin Gao, computer science, was recommended for promotion to associate professor.

Adas' Kids' Art Goes on Display

On March 28, the second annual Ada Comstock Children's Exhibition will open in the foyer of Seelye Hall. Featuring the artistic efforts of toddlers and teenagers alike, the exhibition is designed to celebrate Adas' children while raising their visibility within the Smith College community, says Esther Jno-Charles AC '00, the event's creator and coordinator. "There aren't many activities available on campus for Adas' children," explains Jno-Charles, the mother of a son, 15, and a daughter, 12. "It just came to mind that this could be a way to let Smith know that these children exist."

While organizing last year's exhibition, which also took place in March, Jno-Charles says she was afraid the event wouldn't be very well attended or received. "I didn't know how people would respond, because it's never been done before at Smith," she confesses. But the exhibition, which featured the original artwork and poetry of 20 children, was a great success. "Students and faculty and all those who viewed the exhibits were proud and touched," says Jno-Charles. "People really liked the simplicity, the originality, the depth of the poems and art. It was just very uplifting."

Stephanie Haynes-Lewis AC, whose 12-year-old daughter participated in last year's event, concurs. "It was a good experience for the children," she says. "I think that the parents whose children participated got a lot out of it too: 'These are our children, look what they did.'"

Particularly impressive to Haynes-Lewis was the certificate each participant received. "Each of the children got a certificate of appreciation, actually signed by Ruth Simmons," Haynes-Lewis explains. "She took the time to sign each and every one."

Though this year's exhibition, which opened March 20 and runs through March 31, will feature a smaller and younger group of participants, it promises to be another colorful and rewarding celebration of Adas' children's creative talents, assures Jno-Charles. Haynes-Lewis' daughter, who last year wrote a poem called If Plants Could Talk and drew a still-life picture of flowers in a vase, "is looking forward to participating again this year," her mother says. Like Jno-Charles, who says "it's very important for our children to do this," Haynes-Lewis enjoys having her daughter actively participating in campus life through the exhibition. "I figured when Smith accepted me, they accepted her too," Haynes-Lewis says.

For more information on the Ada Comstock Children's Exhibition, or if you are interested in receiving a booklet containing reproductions of all works included in this year's exhibit, contact Esther Jno-Charles at (413) 586-3621 or

Fee Approved by Trustees

At its meeting February 25 and 26 the Smith College Board of Trustees approved the comprehenisve fee for 2000­01 and took action on a number of other matters. The board voted to raise the comprehensive fee for next year by 4.3 percent to $31,744, which inlcudes $23,400 for tuition, $8,160 for room and board and $184 for the student activities fee.

In other actions, the board elected Judith Bronstein Milestone '66, executive producer of network booking and director of research at CNN/Turner Broadcasting System Inc. to a five-year term as alumna trustee, subject to her election in May by the Smith College Alumnae Association; and Katrina Gardner '00, retiring head of student government to a two-year term as trustee, beginning July 1. An invitation to become an ex officio member of the board beginning July 1, subject to her election by the alumnae association, was extended to Susan Porth '70, president-elect of the association.

The board approved emeritus status for five faculty members who will retire June 30: Lawrence Joseph, professor of French language and literature; Thomas Lowry, professor of chemistry; Philipp Naegele, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Music; Helen Searing, Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art; and Frances Volkmann, Harold Edward and Elsa Siipola Israel Professor of Psychology.

From Bangladesh to Smith

After graduating from Harvard Medical School in 1976, Nils Daulaire went to work in a rural clinic in Bangladesh. His original plan was to return to Vermont as a primary care physician, but the appalling health conditions and low status of women and girls he encountered in Bangladesh charted his life's work in another direction.

Today, Daulaire is president and CEO of the Global Health Council, and former senior health adviser of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Conversant in seven languages, Daulaire has conducted fieldwork in more than 20 countries, including Nepal, Mali, Haiti, Guatemala and Bolivia.

On Tuesday, March 28, at 8 p.m. in Neilson Library Browsing Room, Daulaire will discuss the connections among health, population and environment.

According to Daulaire, "Saving women's lives requires decent health services within reasonable range of people's households[Maintaining women's health] goes to the heart of what we consider to be sustainable development, which is a system that is always there and always working."

The lecture is sponsored by the Population Committee of the Pioneer Valley Sierra Club, the Smith College Project on Women and Social Change, the Office of the President and several Five College academic departments. For more information, call Anita King at 268-9212.

FAC Seeks the Artist in You

Two upcoming contests coordinated by the Fine Arts Council (FAC) at Smith College aim to inspire students to discover their creative side and come up with some works of art.

The ninth annual Art Search and Show will take place this year April 13 and 14 in Davis Ballroom, and will likely feature the artwork of more than 25 students in several mediums, from glasswork to drawings and large paintings. Contestants typically range in artistic experience from novices to experienced professionals.

The Art Search and Show is the FAC's main event of the year, says council member Libby Page AC. "This is our big event," she says. "We want to get Smith students out there to see other Smith students' art work. We really like this event."

The show's objective is to inspire Smith students, as many as possible, to display their artistic side to their associates and Smith community members. "It's fascinating to see other people's art work," says Page, who attended last year's show. "I was surprised at the level of talent."

All attendees of the show are asked to vote on their favorite pieces of art during the show, between 4 and 8 p.m. April 13, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14. The winners, artists who receive the most votes from spectators, will be announced at a reception at 7 p.m. April 14 in the ballroom. Winners will receive prizes of $300 for first place, $200 for second place, and $100 each for third and fourth place.

To qualify for the show, submit your artwork in Davis Ballroom April 13 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Artwork should be marked with the artist's name and telephone extension. No artists will be turned away, and all students are encouraged to vote at the show.

Also, the FAC needs a new logo to use on its Web site and in promotional fliers, and it's asking students to design the logo via a contest. The contest winner will receive $100 and will be announced at the Art Search and Show reception. Submitted designs must include the words "FAC of Smith College" and should be submitted on computer disk by 1 p.m. April 12 to the Student Affairs Office in College Hall. Entries must include the designer's name and telephone number.

For more information about the Art Search and Show or logo contest, call show chair Nellie Garcia, ext. 7569.

A Treasure Trove of Videos in NPRC

Located in the basement of the Alumnae Gymnasium, the Smith College Nonprint Resource Center (NPRC) houses a wealth of VHS videotapes, laserdiscs, 16mm films, and spoken audiotapes. Totaling more than 4,000 items, the collection contains everything from educational videos to popular feature films. As of last year, however, many Smith students still felt the selection lacked something: the collection simply did not reflect the diversity of the Smith campus.

Mentha Hynes, assistant dean for multicultural affairs, immediately took note. "I was aware that students were somewhat frustrated with the selection of videos [in terms of diversity]," explains Hynes. In their frustration, Hynes saw opportunity. "I saw this was a chance for my office to begin a partnership with NPRC," she says. With funding from the Office of Multicultural Affairs and assistance from her intern, Maxine McKinney '99, Hynes began looking for videos to donate to the resource center.

It was not easy selecting the videos, says Hynes, who firmly believed that the collection should contain variety ("some lighthearted, others provocative and hard-edged").
After polling Unity organizations and others on campus to collect lots of opinions and suggestions, McKinney and Hynes began to make their selections. They ultimately settled on 68 films, ranging from recent releases to old classics, from Waiting to Exhale to Michael Jackson's HIStory to Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven. Then they ordered the videos from

The films arrived at NPRC in August, and have been popular with students so far, says NPRC film booker and reserve clerk Marlene Znoy. "It's a pretty broad selection," she said. "Students are always checking out feature films, and a lot of [the donated videos] are recent releases. I've seen a lot of them go out."

Hynes, who views the donation as "one small gesture of collaboration between two offices with long-term gain for the entire campus," is pleased with the videos' popularity. And perhaps the donation will have other long-term benefits as well. As Hynes suggests, "Looking long term, I am hopeful that NPRC will make a commitment to add to the collection each year and that departments like American studies, Afro-American studies, theatre and dance, will submit requests for work that is diverse in theme," she says. "I believe the Office of Multicultural Affairs has a responsibility to make available diversity programming -- educational and social -- that complements the in-class experience of our students. However, my office does not shoulder this responsibility alone. It is a campus responsibility."

All videos in the Nonprint Resources Center collection are available to be checked out by students, faculty, staff and community members with proper Smith identification.


February 27: Mount Holyoke Show, 4th place
March 4: UMass Show, 3rd place

February 21-26: NEWMAC Championship, 10th place

Track and field
February 25-26: Open New Englands, 26th place

Katherine E. Pope, a first-year student from Winter Park, Florida, has been selected to go to Cuba on an international delegation. During their stay in Cuba, Pope and other members of her delegation will attend a conference, debating issues concerning the embargo and human rights, and touring the country. Originally planned for March, Pope's trip has been postponed as a result of political tensions. "We are now going during June, provided those tensions do not unexpectedly increase," Pope says. Pope is pursuing a double major in history and physics.

Lauren Brown '98 has recently been awarded a prestigious Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education. The fellowship, which is awarded to "eligible students of superior ability, selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise to undertake graduate study," consists of a tuition waiver and a stipend of up to $15,000 for study. It is renewable for up to four years. A double major in American studies and dance at Smith, Brown is working as an editorial assistant at the Charles Willson Peale Family Papers Project at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. She will use her Javits Fellowship to fund her doctoral studies in American history.

American studies professor Daniel Horowitz has been invited to read from and sign his book, Betty Friedan and the Making of "The Feminine Mystique": The American Left, the Cold War, and Modern Feminism, at the Five College Women's Studies Research Center at Mount Holyoke College. Horowitz's reading, which will take place on Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m., is cosponsored by the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley.

Tom Litwin, director of the Clark Science Center, has recently been elected to the Massachusetts Audubon Society's Board of Directors. On Litwin's appointment, Audubon board chair Lee Spelke said, "Tom's appointment is in recognition of his numerous contributions to the protection of Massachusetts' natural resources through research and policy development. We are delighted he has accepted and the board will have the benefit of his expertise." The Massachusetts Audubon Society is the largest environmental organization in New England with 65,000 household members. The society has 37 sanctuaries statewide that protect 28,000 acres of habitat. Its educational programs reach 150,000 children annually.

Professor Emeritus of French Dies
Anne Gasool, 93, died Monday, March 13, at her home in Northampton. Gasool, associate professor emeritus of French at Smith College, was born in New York City on August 26, 1906. She received the A.B. and A.M. degrees from Cornell University. She taught in the French department at the University of Wisconsin for a year before joining the Smith College French department in 1930, where she remained until her retirement in 1971. Early in her teaching career, Gasool held yearlong graduate fellowships at Ecole Normale Superieure de Sevres in France and at Radcliffe College. In 1945, she served as dean of women during the summer session at the National University of Mexico in Mexico City. She was director of Smith's Junior Year in France Program in 1956-57.

Up Close & Personnel

New Hires
Stacey Anasazi, budget and accounting coordinator, Museum of Art; Christiana Hewes, teacher's aide, Campus School; Clifton Kerr, systems support specialist, Advancement; Kristin Leutz, assistant director/Alumnae Fund, Advancement; Karen Niedzielski, relief double-unit dining Room A, RADS; Nancy Wagner, teacher's aide, Campus School; William Weakley, Jr., web manager, Information Technology Services

Jessica Bishop, Campus School; Elisabeth England, Alumnae Association; Sarah, Gilden Advancement; Mark, Horwitz School for Social Work; Edward Jacob, Art; Robin Jurs, Campus School; Kara Morin, Alumane Association; Dorothy Nagle, School for Social Work; Suzanne Olszewski, Health Services; Muriel Poulin, School for Social Work; Frederick, Richardson, Physical Plant; George Smith, Physical Plant

Sources of further information, if any, are indicated in parentheses. Notices should be submitted by mail, by e-mail ( or by fax (extension 2174).

Campus Wide

Sunnyside Openings
The Sunnyside Child Care Center has summer program openings for preschoolers. The summer program will run June 20 through August 15. Children may be enrolled for half or full days on 3, 4, or 5 days per week. This nationally accredited program offers creative, recreational and fun summer experiences. As always, enrollment priority is given to Smith-affiliated families. For application and information, call ext. 2293

Hillyer Art Library
The Hillyer Art Library will be closed from May 27 through June 20 while collections and services are moved to temporary facilities for the duration of the two-year renovation of the Fine Arts Center. The library will reopen in Alexander Graham Bell Hall at the Clarke School for the Deaf. The library's summer schedule will begin on June 21: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.

Disability Forum
The offices of disability services and campus operations and facilities will sponsor an open community forum Tuesday, March 28, from noon to 1 p.m. in Seelye 106, about the status of architectural accessibility of the Smith College campus to persons with disabilities. Presenters will briefly discuss findings from an access survey of the campus conducted in 1999 at the request of President Simmons. The forum will cover accomplishments to date, continuing problem areas and many solutions already under way, as well as plans for future improvements. Ample time will be allowed for comments and feedback about the survey findings, including specific areas of concern that should be addressed. All students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend and participate. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Laura Rauscher, disability services director, at ext. 2071 or TDD ext. 2072.

Registration for Fall 2000
The spring advising and registration period will take place from April 3 through April 14. Students will receive registration instructions in their mailboxes. Registration will be on-line and students should contact their advisers for appointments. All registrations must be completed by April 14. Students or advisers needing assistance with their PIN should contact the ITS User Support Center in Stoddard Hall.

Admission Activity
On Saturday, April 1, the Office of Admission will host Simply Smith, a day for high school sophomores and juniors and their parents from across the country to discover what's special about Smith College. The program will include workshops on the college application process and financing a Smith education, as well as information sessions and tours of the campus and special-interest facilities. Guests will lunch with members of the Smith community, and the day will conclude with a reception featuring entertainment by one of the college's a cappella singing groups. If your sophomore or junior daughter (or son!) would like to register for Simply Smith, call 585-2612 by March 24.

Museum News
The Smith College Museum of Art will host "Bon Voyage!," a community art-making festival Saturday, April 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. As a prelude to "setting sail" on a two-year renovation and expansion, "Bon Voyage" will offer a program of the "greatest hits" of the museum's 1990s family programs, from architectural model-building and kite-making to collage-making and porthole-painting. Participants will be invited to donate some of their creations to be used as decorations for the museum's final closing event, "Sail Away," scheduled for April 15. Art projects may also be taken home as souvenirs. Those who attend are encouraged to bring or make a small memento to include in the museum's new-millennium time capsule, which will be unsealed for contributions at noon and 2:45 on April 1. The program is open free to the Smith community and the public and seeks to bring together people of all ages and artistic experience.

Research Project
As part of the research for her dissertation, a Smith College School for Social Work doctoral candidate would like to talk to people who, as teenagers (11 through 18 years old), have experienced the death of a parent. All information will remain private and confidential. Call 413-268-7263.

Faculty & Staff

Excellence Awards
The Smith Employee Excellence Awards are a unique opportunity for employees to honor the extraordinary work of colleagues. This year's nominations are due at the Office of Human Resources, 30 Belmont Avenue, at 5 p.m., Monday, May 8. No late forms will be accepted. Please contact Gaynelle Weiss at ext. 2286,, or Mark Carmien, ext. 2288,, for more information about the Employee Excellence Awards.

New York Trip
The Staff Council Activities Committee will sponsor one of its popular low-cost bus trips to New York City on Saturday, April 29. The trip is open to all employees, faculty, retirees, and guests. The fee is $25 per person. The buses will leave Smith at 7 a.m. and remain in New York City until 7 p.m. Drop-off points are the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the theater district. The pickup point will be announced by the driver. Preregistration and prepayment are required. To sign up, e-mail Cindy Rucci ( or leave a message on the Staff Council voice mail (ext. 4424, and press 1 for the activities committee).


Final Examinations
Information concerning scheduled and unscheduled exams is posted on the Web at and on official bulletin boards in Clark Science Center, Seelye Hall and Wright Hall. Preliminary information concerning scheduled exams is posted in the registrar's office. Self-scheduled examinations will be distributed during three periods on May 2, 3, 4, and during two periods on May 5. Please note that there will be no examination period on the evening of May 5. Students should check exam schedules carefully and report any conflicts to the registrar's office immediately. Examinations cannot be repeated and will be failed by default if missed through carelessness.

Census Reminder
There all kinds of good and important reasons to fill out your U.S. Census form. Take the time to do it now.

New Web Sites
The Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching, and Learning has a new and comprehensive Web site describing its many services and programs. Please visit the site at Soon, you will also be able to access the site from the Academic Resources page, available on the Smith College home page. Also, the new Web site for the Picker Engineering Program can be found at

In preparation for April advising and registration, students are asked to check BannerWeb to ensure that their adviser is recorded accurately. Please notify the registrar's office of any changes as soon as possible.

LBGT Conference
The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is hosting a Lesbian/Bisexual/Gay/Transgender Safe Colleges Conference, "ACT: Action for Campus Transformation," sponsored by the Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Issues and the Stonewall Center at UMass. Your story will help others come forward and put an end to anti-LBGT discrimination and violence. If you are interested in giving a five-minute public testimony about your experiences at this conference, contact Idit Klein at the Stonewall Center, 545-4824 or at

Health Promotion Peers
Interviews for health promotion peers are taking place now and will continue until April 10. Health peers have an opportunity to design and work together on special health promotion projects for the campus, plus provide a wide variety of health information for their respective houses. This is a great opportunity for premed students and others interested in the health field, or for someone who would simply like to volunteer to promote the health of her fellow Smithies. For more information or to register for an interview, please call Elizabeth Krause, health peer intern, ext. 7805, or Connie Peterson, health educator, Health Service, ext. 2824. (Note: The health peer position will no longer be an elected position.)

Work-Study Job Listings
Work-study jobs available for the 2000-01 academic year will be advertised beginning April 1. These jobs are only for financial aid students with work-study in their financial aid awards. Students who currently have work-study and expect to have it in their financial aid award for 2000-01 should try to secure a job for next year before they leave campus for the summer. This is especially important for first-year students who will be moving out of their RADS jobs for their sophomore year. Students who are not on aid have no priority for any campus job and may not apply for positions until several weeks into the fall semester. The 2000-01 work-study job listing can be found at

Library Employment
The preparations section of the Smith College Libraries is seeking a student worker for summer 2000 who will work weekdays from May 15 through August 25. (See supervisor for more precise schedule.) Duties will include producing and applying call-number labels; pasting in bookplates and affixing date-due slips; typing inscriptions for gift books; checking in of incoming bindery shipments; preparing bindery shipments; entering data on binder's PC or Web-based system; and assisting in minor book repairs under the direction of the book repair technician. The successful candidate is expected to have the following qualifications: accurate typing ability on IBM Quietwriter and Wheelwriter; accurate entry of bindery data using PC; neat work habits; manual dexterity and interest in book repair. Must be able to do some lifting for occasional packing and unpacking operations. Compensation will be $6.25 per hour. Contact Joe Bialek, Neilson 1/53, ext. 2927.

Tryon Prize
Although the Smith College Museum of Art is now closed for renovations and expansion, the Tryon Prize ($500) is still being offered this year for the best piece of writing by a student about a work or works of art at the museum. The writing may take any form-poetry, short or long essay, etc.-and need not have been prepared for a course assignment. Competition is open to all Smith undergraduates and undergraduate students from the Five Colleges who have taken a Smith art course. Submission guidelines: Essays should be submitted to Nancy Rich at the Smith College Museum of Art by April 14. A student's name, telephone number and address should be on a separate sheet from the title and body of the composition. If the writing was prepared as a course assignment, please attach a description of the assignment. Submissions will be returned if a return envelope is provided. Questions? Call Nancy Rich, ext. 2773.

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

President's Open Hours
The final president's open hour for March will be Thursday, March 30, from 4 to 5 p.m. in College Hall 20. April open hours, all from 4 to 5 p.m., will be Monday, April 3; Tuesday, April 11; Monday, April 17; and Monday, April 24. No appointments are necessary. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sources of further information, if any, are shown in parentheses at the end of event descriptions. An asterisk following a listing indicates that the event is open to the public. Admission charges, if any, are listed when known. Items for this section must be submitted on Event Service Request Forms.

Monday, March 27

Lecture "Old Catalysts, New Tricks: Experiments in Molecular Evolution." Rob Dorit, Yale University. Reception precedes lecture at 4:15 p.m. in McConnell foyer. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05*

Lecture Ruth Trujillo '99. Part of Latina Week. Sponsor: Nosotras.
7 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Debate Society general meeting
4-6 p.m., Seelye 101

Class of 2003 meeting 4:15 p.m., Wright Auditorium

Religious Life
Silence for the Soul A quiet place for prayer, meditation or reflection.
All welcome. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Chapel

Newman Association meeting for all Catholic students. Home-cooked meal served. All welcome. 5:45 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Other events and activities
Language lunch tables
French, Italian
12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room

Presentation of the major Physics. Lunch provided. 12:15 p.m., McConnell foyer

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. Limited to 40. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis ballroom

Tuesday, March 28

Literature at Lunch Ambreen Hai, English language and literature, will read from Abeng, by Michelle Cliff. Bring lunch, beverages provided. 12:15 p.m., Seelye 207

Lecture "'The Ultimate Slave': Eunuchs and Politics in Medieval Islam." Michael Chamberlain, history department, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Sponsors: Medieval Studies Program, Lecture Committee. 5 p.m., Seelye 109*

Lecture Daniel Horowitz will discuss his book, Betty Friedan and the Making of the Feminine Mystique: The American Left, the Cold War, and Modern Feminism. 7:30 p.m., Dickinson House, Mount Holyoke College*

Lecture "Moral Interventions for Peace on the West Back." Kathy Kamphoefner, a leader of the Christian Peacemakers Team in Hebron, West Bank, Israel and professor of communication studies, Manchester College. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 110*

Lecture "Multiculturalism and the Politics of Medical Knowledge: The Alternative Cancer Therapy Movement in the U.S." David Hess, anthropology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 8 p.m., Seelye 106

Lecture "Health, Population and the Environment: What is the Connection?" Nils Daulaire, president and CEO, Global Health Council. Sponsors: Population Committee of the Pioneer Valley Sierra Club, Project on Women and Social Change. (See story, page 4.) 8 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Fine/performing arts/films
Film Primary Colors. A film adaptation of the best-selling novel by Anonymous (later disclosed to be Newsweek columnist Joe Klein) that rocked the Clinton White House. Open discussion follows. Sponsor: American Studies Program. 7 p.m., Seelye 109*

Smith Songwriting Society showcase A presentation of accomplished, professional singer-songwriters. 7 p.m., Gamut*

HR workshop "Sexual Harassment: The Supervisor's Role in Prevention and Response." Open to faculty and staff. 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Preregistration meeting for EDC 345/346. Students planning to practice teach at the elementary or secondary level, or who are interested in learning more about teacher certification, should attend. 5 p.m., Gill Hall library

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

CDO workshop How to find a summer internship. 7:15 p.m., CDO

CDO workshop Job search for seniors. 8 p.m., CDO

SLAC general meeting 8:30 p.m., Women's Resource Center

Religious Life
Episcopal-Lutheran Fellowship meets in the house parlor for worship, lunch and friendship. All welcome. Noon, St. John's Church, Elm Street

Other events and activities
Hillel at Noon "Feminism and Modesty: Reactions to Wendy Shalit." Noon, Dawes Kosher Kitchen

Language lunch tables Chinese, German 12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. Limited to 40. 4:30-5:45 p.m., Davis ballroom

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

Wednesday, March 29

Lecture "Alternatives to War." Michael Klare, Five College peace studies professor. Sponsors: Chapel, government department. Part of the Faith and Social Justice series, "The Ethics of American Intervention Abroad." 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Panel Alumnae will speak on their experiences and possible career opportunities in the sciences. Sponsor: Union of Underrepresented Science Students. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 207*

Lecture "The Toronto Music Garden." Julie Moir Messervy, garden designer, of Wellesley, Massachusetts, and author of The Magic Land, The Inward Garden, and Contemplative Garden. Reception follows in the illuminated Lyman Conservatory. 7 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Lectures "Art in Florence in Galileo's Time." Anna Maria Petrioli Tofani, director of the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy; followed by "Measures and Experiences in Galileo's Science." Gianni Tofani, director of the Center for Infrared Astronomy and the Study of Instellar Media, Florence. Sponsor: Kahn Institute.
7 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Panel "Efforts to Improve Global Labor Conditions." Robert Durkee, Fair Labor Association; Jeffrey Ballinger, Worker Rights Consortium; and Kimberly Broderick, of Verite, a monitoring firm. 7:30 p.m. McConnell auditorium

Panel for Latina Week. Sponsor: Nosotras. 7 p.m., Gamut

HR workshop "Long-Term Care Insurance." Open to faculty and staff. 2 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Faculty meeting Agenda items must be received by Howard Gold no later than March 22. Material to be included in the agenda mailing must be camera-ready and be received in College Hall 27 no later than March 22. Tea at 3:45 p.m. 4:10 p.m., Alumnae House

Workshop for Adas What you should know about how to prepare for and research internship jobs. 4:15 p.m., CDO group room

CDO workshop How to write an effective résumé. 4:15 p.m., CDO

Religious Life
Catholic Adas gathering and informal discussion/reflection. Lunch served. All welcome. Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Buddhist service and discussion. 7:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Bible study for the Ecumenical Christian Church. Snacks provided. All welcome. 10 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Other events and activities
Presentation of the major Chemistry and biochemistry. Pizza provided. 12:10 p.m., McConnell foyer

Language lunch tables Spanish, Portuguese. 12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room

Language lunch tables Classical languages. 12:15 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room C

Résumé critique by a peer adviser.
3 p.m., CDO

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. Limited to 40. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis ballroom

Thursday, March 30

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture "Of Minds and Molecules: The Making of an Anthology In the Philosophy of Chemistry." Nalini Bhushan, philosophy department. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, Smith College Club lower level

Lecture "Neglected Syndromes in Schizophrenia." Paul Bermanzohn, medical director, Queens Day Center, Hillside Hospital, Jamaica, New York. Sponsor: psychology department. 4:15 p.m., Bass 203

Lecture Maribel Garcia. Part of Latina Week. Sponsor: Nosotras.
7 p.m., Wright Common Room

Lecture "The Far Right's Attack on Sexual Minorities and Abortion Rights." Sally Avery Bermanzohn, department of political science, Brooklyn College, author of The Ku Klux Klan and Domestic Terrorism, and a survivor of the Greensboro Massacre. Sponsors: Lecture Committee, departments of anthropology and government. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Lecture "Sunlight and Ice Crystals in the Skies of Antarctica." Professor Robert Greenler, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Part of the "What's New in Physics" series. Sponsors: Five College Consortium Inc. and Five College departments of physics. 7:30 p.m., McConnell B15


Thursday continued

Fine/performing arts/films
Film Blade Runner-the Director's Cut (1982). Ridley Scott, director. Part of the Science Fiction of Space film series. Sponsor: Kahn Institute. Hosted by Professors Andrea Hairston and William Oram. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 106*

Film Sponsored by the Smith German Club. 7:30 p.m., McConnell Auditorium

Spring dance concert The annual student spring dance concert features choreography and performances by Smith College dance students, graduate students, and faculty. Tickets: $5, students; $7, general. 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio*

CDO workshop Job search for seniors. 3 p.m., CDO

Religious Life
Smith Christian Fellowship meeting Praise, worship, prayer and Bible-centered teaching. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 206*

Other events and activities
Yoga class Noncredit, for students. Limited to 40. 7:45-9 a.m., Davis ballroom

Language lunch tables Korean, Russian.12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room

President's open hours First come, first served. 4-5 p.m., College Hall 20

Presentation of the minor History of the Sciences Program. 5 p.m., McConnell B115

Friday, March 31

Lecture "Kosovo and Ongoing Issues of Intervention." Phyllis Oakley, former deputy State Department spokesperson, visiting professor of international relations, Mount Holyoke College. Sponsors: government department and International Relations Program. Noon, Duckett Dining Room C

Conference "Berlioz: Past Present, Future." The international colloquium begins with papers on "Berlioz and the Past." (See story, page 1). 1:30 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage Hall*

Lecture "Making Trial and Error Learning Work for Autonomous Systems." Andrew Barto, University of Massachusetts. Part of Neuroscience Colloquium. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05*

Lecture "Berlioz's Berlioz." Peter Gay, director, Center for Scholars and Writers, New York Public Library. Keynote address of the international colloquium, "Berlioz: Past, Present, Future." (See story, page 1.) 7 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall*

Fine/performing arts/films
Spring dance concert See 3/30 listing. Tickets: $5, students, $7, general. 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio*

Religious Life
Shabbat service Dinner follows at 7 p.m. in the Kosher Kitchen, Dawes
House, Chapel. 5:30 p.m., Dewey common room

Other events and activities
Language lunch tables Japanese. 12:15 p.m., Duckett House Special Dining Room

Beit Midrash (Jewish text study) "Is Holiness Dangerous?" Rabbi Ed Feld. Pizza provided. 12:15 p.m. Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Alumnae House tea Dawes, Tenney, Hampshire and Yale houses, Friedman Apartments, 150 Elm, and Bedford Terrace are cordially invited to attend. 4 p.m., Alumnae House Living Room

Special Event "Politically Incorrect," with guest Bill Maher. Mock panel consisting of Smith students.
8 p.m., John M. Greene Hall

Saturday, April 1

Conference "Berlioz: Past, Present, Future." The international colloquium continues, with papers on "Berlioz and the Present." 9 a.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage Hall*

Conference "Berlioz: Past, Present, Future." The international colloquium continues, with papers on "Berlioz and the Future." 2:30 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage Hall*

Lecture "Fourteen Points About Berlioz and the Public or Why There is Still a Berlioz Problem." Jacques Barzun, University Professor Emeritus, Columbia University. Given in conjunction with "Berlioz: Past, Present, Future" conference. 4:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall*

Fine/performing arts/films
Concert A cappella jam sponsored by Recreation Council. 1:30 p.m., Chapel

Concert The Borromeo String Quartet will perform Beethoven's Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Opus 131 and Quartet in B-flat Major, opus 130/133. In conjunction with "Berlioz: Past, Present, Future." Tickets: $3, Smith students; $6, Five College students; $14, general. 7 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall*

Spring dance concert See 3/30 listing. Tickets: $5, students; $7, general. 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio*

Workshop "Embodying the Goddess: A Sacred Dance and Arts Workshop," led by Jane Morrison '88. Lunch provided. For information, call 586-6298. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Chapel

Science Fiction and Fantasy Society meeting Discussion about Anime, Japanese animation. 3 p.m., Bass 211*

Other events and activities
Special event Bon Voyage! A community art-making festival designed to bring together people of all ages. Hosted by Smith College Museum of Art (see notice). 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Museum of Art*

Sunday, April 2

Conference "Berlioz: Past, Present, Future." The international colloquium continues, with new views of Berlioz and a roundtable discussion. 9:30 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage Hall*

Fine/performing arts/films
Performance World Beat Drum and Dance Ensemble, a group that illuminates percussion traditions from the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, Brazil, Native America, the Celtic world and the Klezmer genre. First of a three-part Drumming Collective series. 7 p.m., Davis Ballroom*

CDO workshop How to find a summer internship. 1:15 p.m., CDO

CDO workshop Interview strategies for success. 2:30 p.m., CDO

Religious Life
Quaker meeting for worship begins at 11 a.m. Preceded by informal discussion at 9:30 a.m. Bass 203*

Morning worship in the Protestant tradition in celebration of our diversity with members of the LBTA leading worship. Prayers and light breakfast in Bodman Lounge, 10 a.m. All welcome. 10:30 a.m., Chapel *

Morning prayers in the Hindu tradition. 11:45 a.m., Mandir on the second floor, Chapel

Association of Smith Pagans meeting. Organization for those who practice nature-based religions. Seekers welcome. 4 p.m., Lamont basement

Roman Catholic Eucharistic Liturgy Fr. Stephen Ross, OCD, celebrant, priest/scholar-in-residence. 4:30 p.m., Chapel*

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


"Abstract Impressions." Monotypes and monoprints by Molly Gayley '58. Through March 30. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Alumnae House, 33 Elm St.*

"Sistervision: Seeing Women's Lives" Documentary photos and artwork by photojournalist, activist and musician-performer Diana Davies. Through June 30. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays, 1-4 p.m. March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Alumnae Gym*

"Episodes in the Life of the Artist" Rare documents from the collection of Richard Macnutt. In conjunction with "Berlioz: Past, Present, Future." March 27 through April 1. Monday, March 27, 5-11 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday,
8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Josten Library.

"Imagining/Imaging the Heavens" Rare astronomy books and antique star charts depict the heavens with works drawn primarily from the holdings of the Mortimer Rare Book Room. This exhibition was developed by Margaret Ruth Eaton-Salners '01, Kahn Institute student fellow, as part of "Star Messenger: Galileo at the Millennium." Through April 10. During library hours, Morgan Gallery, Neilson Library.

Ada Comstock Children's Exhibition Creative work by the children of Ada Comstock Scholars. Through March 31. During building hours, Seelye lobby (See story, page 4.)