News for the Smith College Community //October 7, 1999

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Remarkable Women: A Smith Continuum

Twenty-nine remarkable women whose achievements represent the accomplishments of generations of Smith alumnae will be honored at a gala convocation Friday, October 22, at 5 p.m. in the Indoor Track and Tennis Facility. The event, which will mark the beginning of Smith's 125th year and initiate a weekend-long celebration of the liberal arts as they are taught today at Smith, will feature greetings by Rochelle Braff Lazarus '68, chair of the board of trustees, and talks by President Simmons and Katrina Gardner '00, SGA president. To repeat the slogan that appears on campus banners, "This is about Smith," and thus all members of the Smith community are invited to attend the convocation, which will include a colorful academic procession and music by the Smith College Orchestra and Glee Club. Families of current students, present for Parents Weekend, and throngs of alumnae volunteers and visitors from the greater Northampton area will help us celebrate all Smith women who have made a difference. The honorees who will be present are:

Elizabeth Stoffregen May '28, financial analyst, board member of the Import-Export Bank and long-time dean of Wheaton College.

Laura Philips Cole '34, retired math professor, active member of the American Association of University Women, role model for generations of young African Americans.

Julia McWilliams Child '34, star of TV's French Chef and author of many cookbooks.

Anne Clarke Martindell '36, former ambassador to New Zealand and former member of the New Jersey Legislature; presently enrolled at Smith as an Ada Comstock Scholar.

Ann Baumgartner Carl '39, member of the World War II Women's Airforce Service Pilots program and author.

Betty Goldstein Friedan '42, feminist leader and author of The Feminine Mystique and The Second Stage.

Evelyn Boyd Granville '45, one of the first African American women to earn a doctorate in mathematics; honored by the National Academy of Science as a "pioneer in science."

Hari Brissimi '48, first woman to become director at the United Nations High Commission on Refugees; active in many refugee resettlement activities.

Julia Chang Lin '51, retired professor, Ohio University, who acted as the school's unofficial Asian studies de-partment, teaching Chinese, Japanese and Indian literature in translation.

Therese Thau Heyman '51, senior curator at the Oakland Museum in California, guest curator at the National Museum of Art (Smithsonian).

Edith LaCroix Dabney '52, tireless fundraiser and volunteer for such arts and educational organizations as the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Museum of Science; one of four sisters and eight family members who are Smith alumnae.

Ann Hartman M.S.S. '54, dean emeritus and Elizabeth Marting Treuhaft Professor Emeritus of the Smith College School for Social Work

Marion Moore Gilbert '55, long-time volunteer in the Marriage Encounter movement.

Margaret Heaney Greene '58, coordinator of the Washington, D.C., Smith Club's volunteer outreach effort to public elementary schools in economically distressed neighborhoods.

Lynden Breed Miller '60, director and designer of public gardens in New York, including those at the New York Public Library, the conservatory and the zoo in Central Park, Bryant Park and the New York Botanical Garden.

Anne Angen Gershon '60, played critical role in the testing and licensing of the chicken pox vaccine in this country; director of pediatric infectious diseases at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dorcas Bowles M.S.S. '60, social work clinician and teacher and Dean of Clark Atlanta University School for Social Work.

Jane Yolen Stemple '60, award-winning author of more than 200 books, mostly for children, that have been translated into some 17 languages.

Sumiko Fujiwara Enbutsu '60, author, translator and lecturer who has played a pivotal role in interpreting the history of old Japan; well-known in Tokyo as an environmentalist.

Eve Parker Hoffman '64, founder of the Georgia Alliance for Public Education; long-time volunteer for such organizations as the League of Women Voters, Georgia Conservancy and Leadership Atlanta; one of a multi-generational Smith family.

Amy Kaiser '65, director of the Saint Louis Symphony Chorus, guest conductor for the Berkshire Choral Festival and Metropolitan Opera Guild.

Victoria Chan-Palay '65, neurobiologist, author, White House Fellow, Olympic swimmer, first woman to receive medical degree summa cum laude from Harvard University.

Pearl Tak-Chu Toy '69, associate professor of laboratory medicine at the University of California, San Francisco; widely published.

Marjorie Holland M.A. '74, former director of public affairs at the Ecological Society of America, currently director of the biological field station and center for wetland resources at the University of Mississippi.

Jane Shoaf Turner '78, editor of the monumental Grove Dictionary of Art.

Carolyn Scerbo Kaelin '83, director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.

Thelma Golden '87, one of the art world's youngest and most outspoken curators, formerly at the Whitney Museum where she curated the Biennial and other notable exhibitions; currently an independent curator.

Anjana Shakya AC '91, director for women's rights and development at the International Institute for Human Rights, Environment and Development in Katmandu, Nepal.

Angela Lwiindi Leila Hassan '94, Smith's first Rhodes Scholar, international student from Zambia, currently a student at Oxford University, doing research in Zimbabwe.

Celebrating American Art and Life

For 40 years, professor of art history Oliver Larkin was a highly respected scholar and popular teacher and lecturer at Smith. He introduced one of the first college courses here in American art and helped establish the college's American Studies Program.

On Saturday, October 16, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Wright Hall auditorium, Larkin will be honored during a full-day symposium as historians, scholars and students of American art and culture gather for "Art and Life in America: A Celebration of the Legacy of Oliver Larkin and American Art at Smith College." The symposium will also celebrate the publication of a new catalog featuring American masterworks from the Smith College Museum of Art.

Provost John Connolly will welcome participants and guests at 10 a.m. The symposium will feature a series of presentations throughout the day ranging from explorations of the impact of Larkin's teaching and writing on the study of American art to papers examining key artists or works represented in the museum collections. Presenters will include Michele Bogart '74, State University of New York at Stony Brook; John Davis, art department; Patricia Junker, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, Wadsworth Atheneum; Amy Kurtz '96, doctoral candidate, Yale University; Linda Muehlig, Smith College Museum of Art; and Alan Wallach, College of William and Mary.

Wallach is one of the foremost social historians of art working in the American field. He will address Larkin's pioneering contributions to social art history, paying particular attention to Larkin's 1949 book Art and Life in America for which he won a Pulitzer Prize.

As a celebratory ending to the day's events, tea and light refreshments will be served at The Manse, one of Northampton's most distinguished residences, where in 1942 Larkin created a series of murals on Northampton's history.

Larkin came by his love of art history honestly, says art history professor John Davis. "Oliver Larkin, like so many of the early pioneers in the field of American art history initially came to the subject not as a scholar but as an artist interested in the achievements of his predecessors," Davis says. "Thanks to the opportunity provided by Smith's fledgling American Studies Program and the willingness of his art department colleagues to allow him to push the curriculum in a new direction, he became one of the leading experts in the field, establishing at Smith an unbroken tradition of 60 years of teaching American art history."

Larkin joined the art faculty in 1924 after receiving undergraduate and master's degrees from Harvard University. In 1940 he began teaching History of American Art and encouraged students to visit museums and historic houses during vacations and breaks. His interest in American art as it relates to American history meshed well with the college's collection of contemporary American art that once belonged to President L. Clark Seelye. The college's commitment to collecting and teaching American art surpassed that of other educational institutions and positioned Smith as a leader in the field of American art history.

Although the symposium's registration deadline has passed, reservations for the presentations at Wright Hall will still be accepted as space permits. The symposium is free. However, it is no longer possible to register for the lunch or the tea. For further information contact symposium organizer Maureen McKenna, ext. 2770, or see

Support for the symposium has been provided by The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc., as part of its American Collections Enhancement initiative, Smith's Lecture Committee, the Museum of Art and the American Studies Program.

Black Panther to Keynote

Elaine Brown, chairman of the Black Panther Party in the 1970s and more recently author and activist in organizations aimed at improving the lives of poor children, will be the keynote speaker at the student-organized leadership conference that will be held at Smith on October 16. Brown's talk will be at 5 p.m. in Wright Hall auditorium.

The first woman to head a paramilitary organization in this country, Brown ran for public office and traveled to North Korea, Vietnam, China, Russia and Cuba, experiences she wrote about in her autobiographical memoir, A Taste of Power, published by Pantheon in 1993.

Brown will talk about race, gender, class, politics, poverty and power in America on the edge of the millennium. She will offer her analysis of the nature of oppression in this country and offer possible solutions.

Currently Brown lives in Atlanta where she is working on her next book, New Age Racism and the Condemnation of 'Little B.' "Little B," whose real name is Michael Lewis, is serving a life sentence after being convicted at the age of 14 of a murder he vows he did not commit.

As an officer of Mothers Advocating Juvenile Justice, Brown is an advocate for Michael and other children like him. She has also formed a non-profit corporation, Fields of Flowers, Inc., to create a massive education center in Atlanta that she hopes will serve as a model for other communities.

Brown was raised by her mother, who was a factory worker. She was educated at prestigious and mostly white public schools. A student of classical music for many years, she studied at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music, has recorded two albums of original songs for Motown Records and continues to write songs.

SMP Closes Its Doors

For the past 20 years, the Smith Management Program (SMP) has designed, marketed and delivered outstanding executive education programs for women. During that time, nearly 800 women from 139 organizations, including 23 Smith employees, attended programs. At the end of October, however, SMP will close its doors. After careful consideration by the Committee on Mission and Priorities and the president and her staff, the decision was made to focus the resources and administrative oversight absorbed by SMP in the new directions outlined in the self-study.

The Smith Management Program was established in 1980 with start-up funding from a number of prominent corporations, including Citibank, Exxon and Xerox. For many years the core program was six weeks in length, offered over the course of two summers. SMP was known for developing women managers and professionals into strategic and decisive leaders. In an executive education market that traditionally served men, Smith's was one of only a few programs exclusively for women. Since throughout the 1980s and 1990s fewer than 10 percent of executive education participants were women, SMP was an option chosen by many organizations committed to women's advancement in the workplace.

During the 1990s, the demand for executive education changed dramatically. Faced with a slower economy and increased competition from abroad, many large corporations slashed their professional development budgets. In some cases, companies started their own programs. As a result, a number of high-quality executive education programs closed down.

The Smith Management Program encountered enrollment and financial difficulties during this period due to the highly competitive environment. The six-week core program was reduced to three weeks in length, and subsequently to two weeks, in response to participants' preference for a shorter program. In addition, a successful consortium program was developed with AT&T as the primary partner. Other corporations readily joined the consortium for the opportunity to design the curriculum to meet their needs. Over the next few years, 251 women from eight Fortune 500 corporations attended the new program.

SMP was able to turn the corner after a challenging financial period by adapting to the changing market. However, it is evident that intense competition in executive education will continue, which will require programs to exert continual effort and oversight to maintain a strong position in the field. Though Smith's attention is turning to other priorities, it is clear that over the past 20 years, the Smith Management Program made a dramatic difference in the lives and advancement of many women managers.

Grant to Help Area Teachers

With a $15,000 grant from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the Five College Public School Partnership will join a nationwide effort to afford teachers opportunities for intellectual inquiry by offering a spring series of seminars locally on the arts and sciences. "The partnership is honored to become part of this vital national effort being led by the foundation," says partnership coordinator M. Sue Thrasher.

Five Colleges, in offering the seminars, will join the foundation's nationwide network of Teachers as Scholars (TAS) programs, all of which aspire to offer K-12 teachers a chance to gather in an academic environment to talk and think about a variety of topics. Three key elements characterize TAS programs:

  • a focus on ideas in which teachers become learners and immerse themselves in material presented at content-based seminars taught by college and university faculty.
  • time spent in a university setting in which, removed from the daily demands of classrooms, teachers can focus on ideas and issues.
  • new links between colleges and schools through which college faculty can impart knowledge of their field to teachers while learning firsthand what's being taught in schools.

Teachers from four Massachusetts counties served by the Five College Public School Partnership will be in-vited to enroll in six seminars led by Five College faculty. For information contact M. Sue Thrasher, 256-8316.

There She Rows Again

By Adele Johnsen '02
In June of 1998, Tori Murden '85 boarded her 23-foot boat, the American Pearl, and pushed off the coast of North Carolina. She'd hoped to reach France and claim victory as the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

She never made it.

Just 600 miles from the coast of France, Murden encountered Tropical Storm Danielle, and she and her boat were repeatedly tossed end over end. Murden was injured and had no choice but to call for help. Rescued by a cargo ship, she abandoned the American Pearl and her journey in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Now, 15 months after her ill-fated attempt, Murden is trying it again. She's again rowing the American Pearl, which was recovered and restored, and has found a host of supporters and sponsors to fund the adventure. But this time, Murden is trying a different route. At 8 a.m. on September 13, she departed from the harbor at Los Gigantes in the Canary Islands, destined for Barbados in the West Indies.

Murden, who grew up in Pennsylvania and Kentucky, has been described by friends as "a sculler and a scholar." After her graduation from Smith, she went on to earn a master of divinity degree from Harvard and a law degree from the University of Louisville. Currently employed as the development director for the Muhammed Ali Center, Murden has also worked as a supervisor for a homeless women's shelter and for the Louisville Development Authority. In addition to being an avid adventurer, Murden is an experienced rower. She rowed in college and dreamed of being in the Olympics.

Murden has faced more than her share of obstacles in her quest to row across the Atlantic. So why is she trying it again? Her answer, according to an article in Louisville's Courier-Journal, quotes Susan B. Anthony: "Failure is impossible."

If she is successful, Murden will arrive in Barbados sometime in mid-December, about three months from the date of her departure. Her family plans to meet her there to celebrate both Christmas and her victory.

To follow Murden's journey on the Internet, check out and

And wish her luck.


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

Museum Visiting Committee
The Visiting Committee -- the Board of Counselors advisory group for the Smith College Museum of Art -- will hold its autumn business meeting Friday, October 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Mellon classroom at the museum.

Friends of the Libraries
The executive committee of the Friends of the Smith College Libraries will meet Friday, October 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Neilson Library Conference Room.

Computer Viruses
The Y2K coordinating committee wishes to alert the campus community to a variety of viruses circulating as e-mail attachments that purport to offer Y2K solutions and updates. Such messages should be deleted, not opened. ITS staff will visit campus departments before December break to make sure all campus computers are Y2K compliant.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty Meeting
Agenda items for the October 27 faculty meeting must be received by faculty secretary Howard Gold no later than October 20. Material to be included in the agenda mailing must be camera-ready and received in College Hall 27 by Monday, October 18.

October 22 RSVPs
Although the official deadline for faculty and staff RSVP to the October 22 "Remarkable Women" convocation, reception and dinner has passed, responses are being accepted through this week and should be sent through campus mail to Kathleen Kennelly at the Alumnae House.

The deadline for the return of forms by faculty planning to march in the academic procession at the October 22 convocation is October 15. Marching forms should be sent through campus mail to Chris Forgey, College Relations Office.

HR Announcement
The Office of Human Resources will be closed Friday, October 15, for the physical reorganization of the department. Benefits will now be located on the first floor; Employee Services/Recruitment joins Training and Development on the second floor. HR apologizes for the temporary interruption in service. For emergency assistance on that day, call ext. 2262.

Rowing/Planting Volunteers
On Sunday, October 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., shifts of volunteers will be rowed to Paradise Pond Island to plant daffodil bulbs in memory of longtime staffer Marie L'Heureux, who died last spring. All volunteers are welcome (bulb-planting and/or rowing experience a plus). Contact Cindy Rucci, ext. 2923 or for sign-up. Rain or shine. Bring bulb-planters or crowbars if you have them.


President's Open Hours
The president's open hours for students will be held 4-5 p.m. Monday, October 18, in the Office of the President, College Hall 20. No appointments necessary; visitors will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Picker Internship Program
The Department of Government offers the Picker Washington Internship Program in Washington, D.C., to allow students to participate in political processes and study firsthand the operation of public institutions and the behavior of those in the political arena. The program runs from June through December and is intended for first-semester juniors and seniors with appropriate backgrounds in social sciences or other relevant areas. Participants receive 14 hours of academic credit for successful completion of the program, which provides summer stipends and arranges housing for interns. Gregory White, assistant professor of government, is the program director. Interested students should submit applications to Lea Ahlen, Wright Hall 15, no later than Friday, October 29. An information meeting to describe and explain the program will be held Wednesday, October 20, at 5 p.m. in Seelye 101.

Invitation to Tea
Residents of Wilder and Chase houses are cordially invited to attend tea in the Alumnae House Living Room, at 4 p.m. Friday, October 15. Hubbard and Ziskind houses are cordially invited to attend tea in the Alumnae House Living Room at 4 p.m. Friday, October 29.

Postcard Writing Sundae Parties
The Office of Admission needs help with the new postcard campaign for prospective students. We are looking for enthusiastic Smithies to send a personal greeting about the college to prospective applicants. All postcard writing sundae parties will be held at Davis Ballroom, 7-9 p.m., as follows: Monday, October 18, international students; Tuesday, October 19, STRIDE students; Wednesday, October 20, women of color; Monday, October 25, transfer students; Tuesday, October 26, students living in Tyler, Lawrence, Morris, Hubbard, Washburn; Wednesday, October 27, students living in Sessions, Cutter/Ziskind, Parsons, Haven/Wesley, Chapin, Park, Dawes; Monday, November 1, students living in King, Scales, Gardiner, Morrow, Emerson; Tuesday, November 2, students living in Comstock, Wilder, Jordan, Cushing, Wilson; Wednesday, November 3, students living in Lamont, Capen, Talbot, Chase, Duckett, Northrop, Gillett, Baldwin, Albright.

Textbook Returns
The Grécourt Bookshop will begin returning unsold textbooks to publishers during the week of October 11. Please purchase any needed texts as soon as possible.

Drop Course Deadline
The last day to drop a course is Thursday, October 14. Forms may be obtained in the registrar's office. Signatures of the instructor, adviser and class dean are required to make course changes at this time.

In preparation for November 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.

Teaching in Japan
Doshisha Girls' Junior and Senior High School in Kyoto, Japan, has two positions open for the next school year, April 2000-March 2001, and would like to continue its tradition of hiring Smith women to teach English. Alumnae or 2000J graduates who have a strong interest in teaching and could stay for two years are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of Japanese is not required. English-related coursework (major, minor) is ideal. For further information, read the Doshisha employer file in the CDO and contact Jane Sommer at ext. 4909 or Applications will be reviewed until both positions are filled. Deadline is Monday, October 25.

Junior Year Abroad Meetings
Learn about programs from next year's director and returned Smith students. Informational meetings are scheduled as follows: Wednesday, October 20, Hatfield 105, 4:45 p.m., for Florence; Seelye 110, 5 p.m., for Geneva; Thursday, October 28, Seelye 110, 5 p.m., for Paris; Wednesday, November 3, Hatfield 204, 6:45 p.m., for Hamburg.

Counseling Service
The Counseling Service offers a number of groups and workshops for Smith students:

  • A food and body image group: every Monday, 4:30-6 p.m.
  • A support group for students with bipolar disorder: every other Tuesday in October and November starting October 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Two self-exploration groups: every Monday and Tuesday, 4:30-6 p.m.

All workshops and groups are free. For location and registration call ext. 2840.

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, October 11

Autumn Recess

Religious Life
Keystone small-group bible study (Erika, ext. 6574.) 4:45-6:15 p.m., Dawes House

Other events and activities
Yoga class Noncredit, for students. Limited to 40. 7:45-8:45 a.m., Davis ballroom

Tuesday, October 12

Autumn Recess ends

Fine/performing arts/films
Film Wend Kuuni (Gift from God ) (Burkina Faso, 1982.). Gaston Kabore. In More with English subtitles. Fable about a mute orphan driven from his homeland and adopted by a village. Africa Film Series. 7 p.m., Seelye 106*

SGA Senate meeting Open forum. All students welcome to address the senate regarding any aspect of Smith life. 7:15 p.m., Seelye 201

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
Soccer vs. Clark. 4 p.m., athletic fields*

Tennis vs. Wellesley. 4 p.m., outdoor tennis courts*

Volleyball vs. Mount Holyoke. 7 p.m., Ainsworth Gym*

Wednesday, October 13

Fine/performing arts/films
Film The Prisoner: "The Schizoid Man." The Village turns paranormal. Relevant to HST 254. Open to all. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Peer adviser résumé critique 10 a.m.-noon, CDO

Ada Comstock general informational meeting followed by a campus tour with current students, 2-3 p.m. 1-2 p.m., Wright common room

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

Museum workshop Students may explore the collection and learn how the museum operates. Free, but preregistration necessary due to limited enrollment (ext. 2760). 4:15-5:45 p.m., Museum of Art

Twelve-College Exchange informational meeting for students, primarily sophomores, interested in the program for 2000-01. 5-6 p.m., Seelye 106

CDO information session Morgan Stanley Dean Witter financial investment banking service. 7 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

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

Keystone small-group bible study (Mo, ext. 7226.) 4:30-6 p.m., Mwangi Cultural Center

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

Ecumenical Christian Church bible study "Rethinking Paul: Women in the Pauline Epistles." All welcome. 10 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Other events and activities
Information table on population issues. Sponsor: Project on Women and Social Change (ext. 6812).
9 a.m.-5 p.m., mailroom

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

Fine Arts Council (FAC) new members meeting FAC promotes performing arts and cultural events in the Five College Community. All welcome (Mary Jane Mullen, ext. 4570). 5:45 p.m., Tyler House dining room

Thursday, October 14

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture "Big-Time College Sports: Profit or Nonprofit?" Andrew Zimbalist, economics. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, Smith College Club lower level

Panel discussion: "Homelessness in Our Backyard: A Kickoff for the Cash for Cots Campaign." Individuals will share experiences of being homeless in Northampton and how they benefited from the Cot Shelter. Pizza lunch provided. Noon, Wright common room

Panel discussion "'So, You're an Archivist'? Computers, Carpentry, Crustaceans...We're Not Just About Dust Anymore!" Robert Cox, American Philosophical Society; Sherrill Redmon, Sophia Smith Collection; Cheryl Stadel-Bevans '90, Electronic & Media Records, National Archives; Susan van Salis '79, Schlesinger Library for Women's History; moderator, Nanci Young, Smith College archivist. Sponsor: Friends of the Smith College Libraries. 4:15 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture "The Experience of Exile by Siegfried Landshut and other Hamburg University Scholars: 1933-1945." Rainer Nicolaysen, University of Hamburg. 5-6 p.m., Wright common room

Lecture Meredith W. Michaels, philosophy department, and Lynn M. Morgan, Mount Holyoke College anthropology department, will discuss their new book, Fetal Subjects, Feminist Positions (534-7307). 7:30 p.m., Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley*

CDO workshop Introduction to employment recruiting programs. 12:15 p.m., CDO

CDO workshop How to prepare for a successful interview. 4:15 p.m., Group room, CDO

CDO workshop on interviewing for finance and consulting fall recruiters. One of four October workshops to help prepare seniors for November/December interviews. 5 p.m., CDO

Williams-Mystic informational meeting for students interested in the program for spring 2000. 5-6 p.m., Seelye 110

Debate Society general meeting.
5-6 p.m., Seelye 101

Sailing Club general meeting No experience necessary (ext. 6959). 7 p.m., Ainsworth lounge

Workshop Drop-in drawing. Free; no registration required. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Museum of Art*

CDO informational meeting MIT Lincoln Labs (research and development). 7:30 p.m., Seelye 102

CDO informational meeting Merrill Lynch Asset Management (financial services). 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

United in Anti-Racist Action meeting 9 p.m., Seelye 101

Religious Life
IMPACT small-group Bible study (Lori, ext. 5670.) 4:30-6 p.m., Lamont

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

Volleyball vs. Williams. 7 p.m., Ainsworth Gym*

Presentation of the major Medieval studies. 4 p.m., Dewey common room

Friday, October 15

Lecture "The Seeds of Alienation Between East and West." Sir Henry Chadwick, Regius Professor of Church History (emeritus), University of Cambridge. Part of an international conference, "The World of Late Antiquity: The Challenge of New Historiographies," October 15-17 ( 8-9 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall*

Informal meeting for MSAccess users group. Share tips, ask questions, discover new resources and gripe about Access. The group will meet the third Friday of every month in Seelye B2 or B4 (ext. 3072 or 10 a.m., Seelye B2

CDO workshop How to find an internship. 4:15 p.m., internship room, CDO

Smith Science-Fiction and Fantasy Society meeting. 4:30-6:15 p.m., Seelye 208*

Religious Life
Orthodox Vesper Service with Fr. Harry Vulopas presiding. Students of all Orthodox backgrounds welcome. A light supper follows. 5:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Shabbat service Dinner follows in Dawes House Kosher Kitchen. 5:15 p.m., Dewey common room

Keystone general meeting Food, games, singing, fellowship, learning about God (Christine, ext. 7363).
7-8:30 p.m., Wright common room

Other events and activities
Sale Catalogs and posters. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Museum of Art

Presentation of the major and minor Computer science. Lunch provided. 12:10-1:10 p.m., McConnell 404

Presentation of the major and minor Physics. Lunch provided. 12:10-1:10 p.m., McConnell foyer

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

Saturday, October 16

Student Leadership Conference 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Seelye Hall

Museum symposium "Art and Life in America: A Celebration of the Legacy of Oliver Larkin and American Art at Smith College." See story, page 1. 9:30 a.m., Wright Hall auditorium*

History symposium "The World of Late Antiquity: the Challenge of New Historiographies." See 10/15 listing. ( Stoddard auditorium

Student Leadership conference keynote lecture Elaine Brown, chairman of the Black Panther Party in the 1970s and political activist. See story, page 4. 5 p.m., Wright Hall auditorium*

Fine/performing arts/films
Film The Preacher's Wife. Enjoy good food and good fun. All welcome. Sponsor: Ecumenical Christian Church 8 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Class of 2002 party. 8 p.m., Davis ballroom

Coffeehouse with live band The Remnant. Food, music, prizes and other Smithies. Free. Sponsors: Keystone, Newman, SCF/IV, and SKF (Christine, ext. 7363). 8-11 p.m., Gamut

Other events and activities
Sale Catalogs and posters. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Museum of Art

Field hockey vs. Wheaton. 1 p.m., athletic fields*

Game show Singled Out. Male and female contestants needed. Audience members wanted. Free admission, door prizes. Sponsor: Rec Council (ext. 6476). 8 p.m., John M. Greene Hall

Sunday, October 17

History symposium "The World of Late Antiquity: the Challenge of New Historiographies" See 10/15 listing. ( Stoddard auditorium

Lecture "A Visit to the Sophia Smith Collection." Hosted by Sherrill Redmon, head of the collection. Part of the "Sundays at Two" series sponsored by the Friends of Forbes Library and Smith College. 2 p.m., Sophia Smith Collection, Alumnae Gym*

Gallery of Readers James McGuire and Matilda Cantwell read from their works. 4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Fine/performing arts/films
Concert "The Soul of Mbira," featuring the Mbira Masters ensemble. The mbira is an ancient instrument with deep roots in the Shona people of Zimbabwe. The ensemble will perform on several styles of mbira, and on drums, rattles, musical bows and antelope trumpet. Tickets: $3, Smith students; $6, other students; $14, children/seniors, faculty, staff. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall*

CDO workshop Job-search strategies. 1:15 p.m., group room, CDO

CDO workshop Orientation and tour of the CDO for first-years. 2 p.m., CDO

CDO workshop How to find an internship. 3 p.m., internship room, CDO

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

Morning worship in the Protestant tradition. Coffee hour follows. Prayer meeting precedes morning worship at 10 a.m. in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 10:30 a.m., 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. Bill McConville, OFM, celebrant; Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. Sunday supper follows. All welcome. 4:30 p.m., Chapel*

Roman Catholic Eucharistic Liturgy Fr. Bill McConville, OFM, celebrant; Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. A peaceful liturgy to end the weekend. All welcome. 10 p.m., Chapel*

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

Museum program "Stories and Art: Playful Puppets!" Listen to stories, look at and make art. Ages 4-7, with an adult. Free, but space is limited. Call 585-2760 to register. 2-3:30 p.m., Museum of Art*

"American Spectrum" featuring American masterworks from the early 18th century to the present with an installation of paintings and sculptures on two floors of the Museum. Through December 22. Museum of Art

"Oliver Larkin" features a selection of watercolors, drawings and marionettes by the former Smith professor. Organized by Luce curatorial assistant Maureen McKenna. Through October 24. Main Gallery, Museum of Art

"Prints by Paul Gauguin" features the French impressionist's works from his first lithographs on zinc to the woodcuts for Sourire, a journal he published in Tahiti. Organized by Ann Sievers, associate curator of prints, drawings and photographs, in honor of Elizabeth Mongan. Through October 30. Print Room, Museum of Art

"To Express the Texture of Memory" Works by noted sculptor and fiber artist Sarah Hollis Perry '56. Through November 2. Alumnae Gallery, Alumnae House