News for the Smith College Community //October 14, 1999

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194 Staffers Receive Their Due

In 1964, Thomas Mendenhall presided as Smith College's president, Lyndon B. Johnson occupied the White House, and the campus was entrenched in the torrid activism of "The Sixties."

That was the year Andy Anderson and George Smith became new employees at the college.

Anderson joined the physical plant department in November 1964, as a laborer. In 1967, he became an apprentice painter until 1970, when he was promoted to journeyman painter, the position he holds today.

In September 1964, Smith was hired as a laborer in the physical plant and later served as laborer and truck driver for the Botanic Gardens and Central Stores. Currently he is a laborer in the grounds division of physical plant.

Smith and Anderson headed a list of employees honored during the annual Employee Recognition Program on September 30 in Sage Hall for multiple years of service, perfect attendance records or outstanding service to the college. In all, 112 employees were recognized for their multiple years of employment here, an amazing 67 were honored for having a perfect attendance record during the past year, and 15 were the recipients of the college's first Employee Excellence Awards given for outstanding service.

As for Smith and Anderson, they were recognized for having contributed 35 years of service to Smith College, a lifetime of work for many of us. The recognition ceremony is held once a year at a Community Forum to celebrate employees' service to the college. President Simmons presented awards.

The ceremony also honored for 30 years of service Patricia C. Messier, libraries; Paul R. Scagel, physical plant; Diane M. Vermette, Residence and Dining Services; and Frank P. Zabawa, Central Services. Thirteen members of the college received a 25-year pin. Other categories of recognition included college employment for 10, 15, and 20 years.

This Weekend Is About Smith

This is about Smith. That phrase has been front and center lately and associated particularly with the gala convocation on October 22 that will launch Smith's 125th year and honor 30* remarkable Smith women. But in fact, Smith is not really about gala convocations, it's about teaching and learning, it's about preparing students to live and work in the most humane, responsible and productive ways in the world they will enter when they graduate. So it's important to remind the Smith community that on Saturday, October 23, there will be an extraordinary range of activities and programs during which faculty and students will demonstrate what Smith is really about. The complete printed program for the October 22-24 weekend will be delivered to faculty, staff and student mailboxes October 21. But in the meantime, here's a sampling of what the college community and its visitors -- parents and alumnae -- can see and do during the weekend.

On Saturday, October 23, at 9:15 a.m. in the CPA's Theatre 14, Provost John Connolly will introduce "Quantum Leaps: Experiencing the Liberal Arts Today," a series of workshops, demonstrations and talks that will continue throughout the morning. Twenty-minute sessions on each of the topics will be repeated at 9:30, 10:10 and 10:50 a.m. They will highlight engineering and computer science; environmental science and policy; first-year seminars; the Kahn Institute; the Smith College Museum of Art; the Lyman Conservatory; the Poetry Center; the Praxis internship program; the Sophia Smith Collection; "Smith as a World College"; and conservation and information techniques at Smith's libraries.

From 11:30 a.m. to noon, again in Theatre 14, Connolly and faculty members will wrap up the program and respond to questions about the morning's activities and the teaching of the liberal arts today.

All through the day, to balance the intellectual perspective, visitors may sample Smith athletics. On deck are the New England women's intercollegiate tennis tournament, an equestrian show, the Norwottuck novice regatta crew race, the Volleyball Hall of Fame induction tournament, Smith vs. Westfield State soccer and Smith vs. Our Lady of the Elms field hockey.

As if all that is not enough, there are tours of the museum and the plant house, drop-in hours at the Career Development Office, an open rehearsal of Celebrations, a UNITY reception, a Mill River walk, an Asian tea house and food emporium, an LBTA panel, a performance of How I Learned to Drive, an "At the Movies" POPS! concert, a jazz coffeehouse, worship services and special exhibitions in the alumnae house and Neilson Library foyer.

Watch for your copy of the printed program so you won't miss a thing. You think this is about Smith? This is about Smith extravaganza!

*A late arrival: at the last minute Yolanda King '76, actress, author and president of Higher Ground Production Co., found that a schedule change would allow her to be present for the October 22 convocation.

Nobel Chemist to Speak

Richard Ernst, who received the 1991 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his contributions to the development of high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, will give two lectures on Tuesday, October 19. At 4:30 p.m., in McConnell Hall 404, Ernst will discuss "Exploring the Dynamics of Biomolecules by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance." At 8 p.m., in McConnell Auditorium, he will give a more general talk titled "NMR Adventures in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Medicine, or How to Win a Nobel Prize." A reception in McConnell Foyer will follow.

In the 1960s, while working as a research scientist in California, Ernst, a native of Switzerland, pioneered the development of Fourier Transform NMR, a critical advance in the sensitivity and applicability of nuclear magnetic resonance technology. Since then, working in Switzerland, Ernst and his research group have continued to develop innovative applications of NMR spectroscopy. These methodologies have had profound effects not only in chemistry, in which they have changed the way molecular structures are determined, but in the fields of physics and biology as well.

In medicine, a significant application of Ernst's work is the technique of magnetic resonance imaging or MRI, a highly sensitive, noninvasive method used to produce images of abnormal tissues inside the body. MRI is among the most widely used imaging techniques in medical science today.

Ernst is currently a professor of chemistry and research council pre-sident at Eidgenössiche Technische Hochschule, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich.

Busy Day for Smith Leaders

When the Student Leadership Conference convenes on Saturday morning, October 16, participants will have a great day in store for them. Back by popular demand to lead workshops will be Jeanette Jackson, a consultant who also leads seniors of the Interterm Leadership Program, with her "Leadership Tool Kit," and Vicki Suggs from Howard University, who will talk about "Stereotypes and Myths in Women's Leadership." There will also be workshops on public speaking, entrepreneurial skills, problem-solving and guided design and how to write effective résumés and cover letters.

The conference will open with registration in Seelye Hall at 9:30 a.m. followed by a panel discussion during which several alumnae will talk about their lives and work. Members of the panel, which will be moderated by Leah Palmer '00, will be Judith Stevens '68, first woman priest at the St. John's Episcopal Church, Northampton; Cheryl Lewy '71, mayor of Larchmont, N.Y.; and Maria-Cristina Cuerda '90, assistant director of the Massachusetts Justice Project, where she works with migrant workers and other disadvantaged people as a legal advocate.

Workshop sessions will be at 11 a.m., 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., with lunch for the participants in the Browsing Room, Neilson Library, at 12:30 p.m. The conference's keynote speaker, Elaine Brown, Black Panther Party chair in the 1970s, political activist and author, who will also present a workshop, will wrap up the conference at 5 p.m. in Wright auditorium with a talk about race, gender, class, politics, poverty and power in America on the edge of the millennium. She will discuss what she has lived, witnessed and understood and analyze the nature of oppression in America.

Series Opens with SSC Tour

Sherrill Redmon, head of the Sophia Smith Collection, will host a tour of the collection on Sunday, October 17, at 2 p.m. The tour is part of this year's "Sundays at Two" series, sponsored by the Friends of Forbes Library and Smith College. The collection is located in Alumnae Gymnasium, which is reached through Neilson Library.

The Sophia Smith Collection is an internationally recognized repository of manuscripts, photographs, periodicals and other primary sources in women's history. The holdings document the historical experience of women in the United States and abroad from the Colonial era to the present. Subject strengths include birth control; women's rights and suffrage; the contemporary women's movement; U.S. women working abroad; the arts, especially theater; the professions, especially journalism and social work; and middle-class family life in 19th- and 20th-century New England.

Along with a behind-the-scenes tour of the collection, Redmon will talk about the pioneers and more recent developments in the field of collecting women's history and introduce two current exhibitions: one on women's athletics and another on Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton that is timed to coincide with a PBS special scheduled for early November.

The event is open to the public as well as to members of the Smith community.

The "Sundays at Two" series will continue with a lecture on November 14 at Forbes Library by local author Barry Werth, who is writing a book about literary critic and English professor Newton Arvin, a resident of Northampton and longtime member of the English department at Smith.

Duke Engineer to Launch Picker Program

Henry Petroski, Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering at Duke University, will visit Smith to present "Engineers of Dreams: Great Bridge Builders and the Spanning of America" October 18, at 7:30 p.m. in McConnell Hall.

Chair of Duke's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Petroski is a distinguished engineering and history professor. He is the author of more than 70 technical articles, magazine columns, and articles for trade journals and has written nine critically acclaimed books while earning a reputation for his innovative approach to engineering. With titles like The Evolution of Useful Things and The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance, Petroski's books have made technology and engineering accessible to everyone-not only the technically inclined. They have given readers a history of technology that, in Petroski's own words, "not only teaches us about the way things used to be done, they also give us perspective on how things are done today -- and how they most likely will be done in the future."

Petroski's most recent book, The Book on the Bookshelf, which explores the history and technology of bookshelves, has already won enthusiastic praise. In a review in the The New York Times, Alberto Manguel writes, "Petroski's most recent exploration is a compulsive necessity," and calls him a man with "an eye for common things that surround us and that we hardly notice."

Petroski's lecture is sponsored by the Lecture Committee, the offices of the Provost/Dean of the Faculty and Dean of the College, the History of Science Program and Picker Program in Engineering and Technology. The event marks the launch of the Picker Program, the first engineering program ever offered at a women's college.

Best Recycling in the State

The Five College Recycling Program was named Best College and University Recycling Program in Massachusetts by MassRecycle, the Commonwealth's recycling trade association. Roger Guzowski, program director, accepted the award at the MassRecycle annual event last May at the World Trade Center in Boston. Guzowski said, "The award is the result of all our students, staff and faculty who took the time and effort to separate their recyclables; all our custodians, grounds crews and student workers who collected recyclables and helped get them to market; all our budget managers who helped develop our recycling infrastructure to make the program possible." The program has been in existence since August 1993.

Photos Show U.S. History

"In the Shadow of Intolerance," photographs taken during the Depression, World War II, and the civil rights struggle will be on display in Hillyer Hall Gallery from October 20 to November 7. The exhibition has been timed to coincide with "What's Next? American Pluralism and the Civic Culture," the national conference on race and ethnicity being held at Smith November 4-6.

The photographs are from the collection of Samuel Zaitlin, who with Alice Hearst of the government department and Peter Rose, Sophia Smith Professor of Sociology and conference chair, will host a gallery discussion on Wednesday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m.

"I've found that the two most powerful mediums for conveying the sweep, the scope and the intensity of history are photographs and documentary films," says Zaitlin, explaining why he assembled the photographs in this collection. "I never saw the collection as something to fill a house with. Rather, it only made sense to me if these memories of the 20th century could be shared with others, and their intensity felt."

Among the photographs on display will be images of an immigration border patrol in 1936, by E.O. Goldbeck; segregated drinking fountains in Albany, Georgia, in 1962, by Danny Lyon; the Martin Luther King funeral procession in 1968, by Ernest C. Withers; and raising the flag on the Reichstag in Berlin in 1945, by Yevgeny Khaldei.

Brochures containing information about the "What's Next?" conference are being distributed to Smith students, faculty and staff.

A Little Musical Refuge

By Adele Johnsen '02
At noon on a bleak, chilly Tuesday afternoon in September, some 35 music-lovers sought refuge inside Sweeney Concert Hall from the cold, windy rain.

"I hope this music cheers up your day a bit and takes the rain away," announced pianist Jerry Noble before swinging into a lively set of '20s and '30s jazz tunes along with clarinetist Bob Sparkman.

Presented as a part of Smith's "Music in the Noon Hour" series, the concert, titled "The Music of Fats Waller," offered its listeners a chance to spend their lunch hour relaxing and enjoying songs by Waller and a few of his contemporaries. From "Ain't Misbehavin'" to "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," the tunes Noble and Sparkman performed were rich, jazzy, and a wonderful way to cheer up a rainy day.

"Music in the Noon Hour" started in April 1992 with the Smith College Chamber Singers' presentation of "The Music of Mendelssohn." Over the years, the series has offered a wide variety of music and performance ranging from 1997's flamenco dancer to last year's readings from French literature. According to David Cline, publicist for the music department, the performances have enjoyed great popularity, drawing "not only students, faculty, and staff, but a number of people from the community as well."

Concerts this semester include Kenneth Fearn's piano performance, "The Music of Chopin"; sophomore mezzo-soprano Nina Moe's "Songs by Fréderic Chopin"; and soprano Jane Bryden with pianist Noble, performing "Songs of Gershwin, Porter, Duke, and Hugh Williams." "Music in the Noon Hour" is free. For a schedule, contact Cline at extension 3222 or call 585-ARTS.


September 28: Smith 0, Mount Holyoke 9
October 5: Smith 8, WPI 1
October 9: Smith 1, MIT 8

Field Hockey
September 28: Smith 0, Mount Holyoke 2
September 30: Smith 0, Wesleyan 5
October 2: Smith 0, Babson 2
October 5: Smith 0, WPI 2
October 7: Smith 0, Amherst 5
October 9: Smith 1, MIT 3

September 28: Smith 3, Babson 1
October 1-2: Wesleyan Invitational, 1-2
October 5: Smith 3, Wheaton 1
October 9-10: Seven Sisters at Swarthmore, 2nd place

September 28: Smith 1, Mount Holyoke 0
September 30: Smith 3, Wesleyan 0
October 2: Smith 2, Babson 3
October 5: Smith 1, WPI 0
October 7: Smith 0, Trinity 0
October 9: Smith 2, MIT 0

October 2: mith Show, 1st place

October 2: Mount Holyoke Regatta:
Varsity 8, 1st out of 8
Junior Varsity 8, 1st and 3rd out of 3
Novice 8, 6th and 8th out of 10

Memorial Service Scheduled for Leo Weinstein
A memorial service for Leo Weinstein, who was Esther Cloudman Dunn Professor Emeritus of Government at the time of his death on August 16, 1999, will be held Sunday, October 24, at 2 p.m. at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel. A reception will follow at the Smith College Club. Weinstein taught at Smith from 1952 until 1991. He was an authority on constitutional law and political theory.

Quentin Quesnell's book The Strange Disappearance of Sophia Smith, published last spring, received an admiring mention in the "Short Subjects" section of the September 10 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education. Quesnell, Roe/Straut Professor Emeritus in the Humanities, describes how, after the death of Sophia Smith, whose $400,000 bequest established Smith College, the credit for the college's founding shifted from Smith to her pastor, the Rev. John M. Greene.

It was in Rome, New York, that Megan Rodriguez '01 met First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton last summer during one of Clinton's "listening tours" on her campaign for the U.S. Senate. Rodriguez, a government major from Ava, New York, was quoted in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Clinton's hometown paper, as saying she supports the first lady's candidacy. Although she thinks Clinton's visits to agricultural upstate communities is a good idea, she believes the close-knit, rural communities will be a major liability for the first lady because the distrust of outsiders runs deep there. "In New York City, it's more accepted to be an outsider. There are people from everywhere. Here, these people were born and raised here and lived here all their lives. They are old families with old opinions, and they don't like change." Still, Rodriguez agrees that Clinton's strategy of visiting and listening to people could turn some votes toward her.

Valerie Lavender '97 has been selected to receive the Best of the Nest Peregrine Prize for Fiction and Poetry, a new annual award given by Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA). Lavender's winning poem, Jazz Villanelle, was chosen from among more than 1,500 stories and poems submitted for the award by Western Massachusetts writers. Lavender, who in 1996 won the Smith College Elizabeth Babcock Poetry Prize, will read Jazz Villanelle on Saturday, October 16, at an AWA event that runs from 2 to 4 p.m. at Jones Library in Amherst.

Melvin Steinberg, professor emeritus of physics, presided at an afternoon-long session on the CASTLE project at the summer meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers held in San Antonio. CASTLE, which stands for Capacitor-Aided System for Teaching and Learning Electricity, is a 10-year-old curriculum taught mainly in high schools. Steinberg has directed the project from its earliest stages as curriculum materials were developed and field-tested between 1990 and 1993 supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Subsequently the field data, interpreted by a program-effectiveness panel as exemplary, qualified the project for a National Diffusion Network grant, only the third such program to be so designated since 1964. The CASTLE electricity curriculum is currently taught in 2,000 high schools.

President Ruth Simmons has joined the board of trustees of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Simmons was elected to the Carnegie board in June along with Admiral William A. Owens, co-chief executive officer and vice chairman of Teledesic, the satellite communications company. Carnegie Corporation of New York is a grant-making foundation established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911. Its grant budget for fiscal year 1999 is $60 million.

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

Official Statement
The following resolution was passed unanimously by the Smith College Student Government Association Senate on September 28, 1999: We the Senate of the Smith College Student Government Association, express our deepest sympathies to the family of Tina Haafke and our wishes for a prompt recovery of Johanna Wolter. It is our goal that the Students, College, and City of Northampton will work together to improve the safety of all pedestrians in the Smith College Community, in order to prevent future accidents. The Senate has formed a committee to help provide accurate information to the students, and to ensure a timely solution for the community.

ASA Asian Tea House
On Saturday, October 23, the Asian Students' Association (ASA) will hold its annual food and cultural performance event celebrating Asian culture and diversity. The event begins at 5 p.m. with a performance in Sweeney Auditorium. This year's performance represents a variety of cultures and includes a violin recital and martial arts presentation. The performance is followed by dinner at the Gamut at 6:30-8 p.m. Tickets are $3 for students, $5 for general admission.

Calling All Artists
The Smith College Christmas Vespers planning committee is soliciting submissions for a poster and program cover design for its Christmas event, which will be held Sunday, December 5, at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Design entries must be submitted to Charlene Moran in the Chapel office by 10 a.m. November 1. Entries should be printed in black and white (but will be printed in color with artists' suggestions) on 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper. The winner will be chosen by the committee November 1 and the winner's name will be printed in the program. Open to staff, faculty and students. Call extension 2753 for information or to view past programs.

Faculty & Staff

American Red Cross Volunteers Needed to manage shelters opened in Northampton in the event of a human-made or natural disaster. Eight hours of training will be provided at no cost to volunteers. Date and time of training to be announced. Join the disaster response team for Northampton. For more information, contact Mary Catherine Jones, Red Cross Disaster Services, ext. 7824 or e-mail (


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.

Porgy and Bess
Want to see an awesome show? George Gershwin's operetta Porgy and Bess will be presented Sunday, October 24, at 7 p.m., at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton. Tickets, subsidized by the Fine Arts Council, are $9, and will go on sale Sunday, October 17, at the SGA office, Clark Hall.

JYA Information Meetings
Meet with the faculty adviser and returned Smith students to learn more about the following programs: Associated Kyoto Program, October 25, 7 p.m., Hatfield 205; ICCS in Rome, October 25, 7 p.m., Seelye 107; Duke in China, October 26, 5 p.m., Hatfield 205; Study Abroad in Russia, October 29, 4 p.m., Hatfield 107 (tea will be served).

Smith Leadership Program
The Smith Leadership Program is a series of skills-based workshops offered each year during Interterm. Topics covered include leadership styles and group dynamics, public speaking, problem-solving, negotiations and conflict resolution, financial management and more. The entire program consists of two on-campus January sessions with an off-campus internship in between. Students interested in applying or finding out more about the program should attend either of two information sessions: Monday, October 18, 4:30 p.m., or Tuesday, October 19, 7 p.m. Both sessions will be held in Seelye 208. Students unable to attend should contact Randy Bartlett, Pierce 102, ext. 3605, rbartlet@sophia.

Preliminary information concerning scheduled exams is posted in the registrar's office. Students should check this schedule carefully and report any conflicts to the registrar immediately. Examinations cannot be repeated and will be failed by default if missed through carelessness.

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.

Student Schedules
Updated student schedules will be sent to students at their campus mailboxes. Students are responsible for all courses in which they are registered. Inaccuracies must be reported to the registrar immediately.

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
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, 7­9 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.

JYA Informational 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.

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 18

Lecture Aleksander Xhoxhi, Albania's leading silk scientist, will talk about his work in sericulture in Uzbekistan and China. Northampton Silk Project Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series. Bring lunch. Noon, Seelye 207*

Lecture "Charting Her Own Course: Susan Hathorn's Year at Sea." Catherine Petroski. Sponsors: Dean's Curriculum Fund, Women's Studies Program, English department. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 207

Lecture "Is Luteal Phase Deficiency the Most Common Menstrual Disorder in Exercising Women? An Exploration in Menstrual Cycle Disorders and Mechanisms." Brian Miller, associate director of research, Center for Fertility and Women's Health, New Britain General Hospital. Refreshments in foyer at 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B-05*

Lecture "Gender and Music in Zimbabwe." Beauler Dyoko, the first female mbira recording artist; Paul Berliner, ethnomusicologist, Northwestern University. 5 p.m., Earle Recital Hall*

Lecture "Engineers of Dreams: Great Bridge Builders and the Spanning of America." Henry Petroski, Duke University (see story, page 4). 7:30 p.m., McConnell auditorium*

Lecture "Building a Moral Society." Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate. (call ext. 2754 to reserve a bus seat). 8 p.m., LeFrak Gymnasium, Amherst College

Fine/performing arts/films
Auditions for Fall Festival of One-Act Plays, directed by students. (Call 585-ARTS for information.) 7-10 p.m., TV Studio, Mendenhall CPA*

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

Smith Leadership Program informational meeting (See notice for information.) 4:30 p.m., Seelye 208

Informational meeting Mandatory for students planning to study in Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking countries next year. All welcome. 7 p.m., Seelye 106

Student Labor Action Coalition meeting 8:30 p.m., Women's Resource Center

ALIS meeting Learn how to survive economically at Smith. (Lori, ext. 6231.) 7 p.m., Women's Resource Center

Religious Life
Hebrew Table with Rabbi Ed Feld. Chat b'Ivrit over pizza, even if you know only a little Hebrew. 12:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

RLL (Religious Life Liaisons) meeting 5-6 p.m., Bodman Lounge

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

Presentation of major Neuroscience. Lunch served. 12:15 p.m., Bass 210

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

Presentation of major Theatre. Refreshments served. 4:15 p.m., Green Room, Mendenhall CPA

Presentation of minors Environmental Science and Policy, Marine Science, with Allen Curran, Paulette Peckol, and Dawn Norchi. 4:15 p.m., Burton 101

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

Presentation of major Classical languages and literatures. Pizza served. 6:15 p.m., Dewey common room

Tuesday, October 19

Sigma Xi luncheon talk Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club lower level

Lecture "What Makes an Engineer Trustworthy?" Caroline Whitbeck, director, Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science, Case Western Reserve. Sponsors: philosophy department, Lecture Committee, engineering program. 4:15 p.m., Dewey common room*

Lecture "Exploring the Dynamics of Biomolecules by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance." Richard R. Ernst, Nobel laureate in chemistry (see story, page 1). 4:30 p.m., McConnell 404*

Lecture "From the Salem Witch Trials to Black Elk: American Religion in the Liberal Arts Curriculum." Ann Braude, director, Women's Studies in Religion Program, Harvard Divinity School. Part of "Religion in America" symposium. 5 p.m., Seelye 106*

Lecture "Tanakh and Testament: A Reprobate Tinkers with Holy Writ." Artist Barry Moser, the first to illustrate the entire Bible since 1865. Sponsor: Mellon Fund of the Smith College Museum of Art. 7:30 p.m., Wright auditorium*

Lecture "NMR Adventures in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Medicine, or How to Win a Nobel Prize." Richard R. Ernst, Nobel laureate in chemistry. 8 p.m., McConnell auditorium*

Fine/performing arts/films
Concert "Island Call Dance," directed by Jolyn Arisman, is performed on the island of Paradise Pond. Seating on the hillside of the pond. Bring a blanket and snacks. 5:10 p.m., Paradise Pond*

Film A Door to the Sky (Morocco). Farida Ben Lyzaid. In Arabic and French with English subtitles. The first North African film to address social and economic changes proposed by a spiritual Muslim woman on a quest to preserve her cultural and religious identity. 7 p.m., Seelye 106*

Auditions for Fall Festival of One-Act Plays. See 10/18 listing. 7-10 p.m., TV Studio, Mendenhall CPA*

Film The War of the Worlds (1953). Byron Haskin, director. Sci-fi classic about invasion of Earth by Martians. With introductory comments by William Oram, Helen Means Professor of English Language and Literature. Part of "Star Messenger: Galileo at the Millennium," sponsored by the Louise Wolff and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute. 7:30 p.m., Stoddard auditorium*

Film Big Daddy. Sponsor: Rec Council. 9 p.m., Seelye 106

CDO workshop on interviewing with finance and consulting fall recruiters. The CDO offers a series of four workshops during October to help prepare seniors for November/December interviews. 9:15 a.m., CDO

CDO workshop How to find an internship. 4 p.m., Internship Room, CDO

Amnesty International meeting 4:15 p.m., Seelye 105

CDO informational meeting Goldman Sachs financial services. 4:15 p.m., Wright common room

Smith Leadership Program informational meeting See notice for information. 7 p.m., Seelye 208

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

CDO Workshop Orientation and tour for juniors. 7:15 p.m., CDO

CDO informational meeting ACORN, a grassroots community organization. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 107

CDO workshop Job-search strategies. 7 p.m., Group room, CDO

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

Hillel at Noon "Israel and American Jewish Identity." Noon, Dawes House Kosher Kitchen

Newman Association dinner meeting All welcome. 6 p.m., Bodman lounge, Chapel

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

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

Presentation of major Government. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 207

Presentation of major Psychology. 4:30 p.m., McConnell foyer

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

Wednesday, October 20

Reading Poet Philip Levine, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, will read from his most recent collection, The Mercy. 7:30 p.m., Stoddard auditorium*

Fine/performing arts/films
Film The Prisoner: "Dance of the Dead." The Prisoner on trial before a French revolutionary tribunal. Relevant to HST 254. Open to all. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Call back auditions for Fall Festival of One-Act Plays directed by students (call 585-ARTS for information). 7-10 p.m., TV Studio, Mendenhall CPA*

Hillel movie night The Dybbuk. 7:30 p.m., Wright common room

Film Central Station (Brazil, 1998). Academy Award nominee. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Sponsor: Department of Spanish and Portuguese. 7:30 p.m., Wright auditorium*

CDO informational meeting with Jim Thompson, Divinity School, University of Chicago. 10 a.m., CDO

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

Meeting with GRIP (Graduate Recruitment and International Placement), which serves German companies interested in college graduates worldwide. 12:15 p.m., CDO

Workshop Informal Q & A with poet Philip Levine. Students interested in attending must see Cindy Furtek in the Poetry Center office. 3:30 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

JYA informational meeting Florence. Learn about the program from next year's director and returned Smith students. 4:45 p.m., Hatfield 105

JYA informational meeting Geneva. Learn about the program from next year's director and returned Smith students. 5 p.m., Seelye 110

CDO workshop Interviewing for finance and consulting fall recruiters. 5 p.m., CDO

CDO informational meeting Lexecon Inc. (formerly the Economics Resource Group), an economic and business consulting firm with offices in Cambridge and Chicago. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 312

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

Ecumenical Christian Church Bible study "Rethinking Paul: Women in the Pauline Epistles." All welcome (Joy Caires, ext. 6351). 10 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

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

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

Presentation of major Anthropology. 4 p.m., Seelye 207

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

Presentation of major Religion. 4:30 p.m., Dewey common room

Presentation of major Philosophy. 5 p.m., Dewey philosophy lounge

Presentation of major Women's Studies. 5:15 p.m., Wright Common Room

Presentation of minor Third World Studies. 5:30 p.m., Seelye 204

Thursday, October 21

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture Ileana Streinu, computer science. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, Smith College Club lower level

Lecture "What is Education For?" Myron Peretz Glazer, sociology department. The series gives students an opportunity to hear from faculty and others how their values factor into their professional lives. Lunch provided. Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Lecture "Nuclear Families: American Women's Accounts of the Making of the First Atomic Bombs." Carol Wolkowitz '69, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, England. 4:15 p.m., Seelye 106

Lecture "50 Years of Fine Printing: Fine Printing and Graphic Art at the Rampant Lions Press of Cambridge, England." Sebastian Carter. 4:15 p.m., Hillyer 117*

Lecture Latina performance artists Lillian Manzor and Ligia Aldana, both from the University of Miami, will talk on "Exotic Memories: Tropicana's Milk of Amnesia," and "Beyond Metaphor: Laura Esparza's Performance In and Of the Flesh," respectively. Sponsors: comparative literature, Latin American studies and women's studies programs and departments of theater and Spanish and Portuguese, Lecture Committee. 5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture "Memory, Reminiscence, and the Threshold of Beethoven's Late Style." Elaine Sisman, Columbia University. 5 p.m., Earle Recital Hall*

Fine/performing arts/films
Theater How I Learned to Drive, by Paula Vogel. John Hellweg, director. A Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a young woman's coming of age and her relationship with her uncle. Tickets: $3, students, children and seniors; $5, faculty and staff. 8 p.m., Theater 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Film Big Daddy. Sponsor: Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright auditorium

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

Luncheon meeting Five College graduate students interested in Latin American studies, Spanish/Latin American language and literatures or comparative literature are invited to meet Lillian Manzor, director of graduate studies, University of Miami, and Ligia Aldana AC '96, doctoral candidate, to learn about opportunities at the University of Miami. Noon, Dewey Common Room

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

CDO workshop Orientation and tour of the CDO for juniors. 4:15 p.m., CDO

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

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

Celebration of Sisterhood all-campus meeting 10 p.m., Wright common room

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

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

Friday, October 22

See all-college celebration program for schedule of events

Fine/performing arts/films
Theater How I Learned to Drive. See 10/21 listing. 9 p.m., Theater 14, Mendenhall CPA*

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
Family Weekend Shabbat Service. Dinner follows at 8 p.m. in the field house. 7 p.m., Dewey common room

Other events and activities
Volleyball Hall of Fame Invitational. Time to be announced, Ainsworth Gym*

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

Special Event Stargazing at McConnell Observatory. View the moon, planets and other celestial objects with replicas of Galileo's telescopes. Organized by the Louise B. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute and the Five College Astronomy Department. 9:30 p.m., McConnell Observatory*

Saturday, October 23

All-college celebration

Fine/performing arts/films
Theater How I Learned to Drive. See 10/21 listing. 8 p.m., Theater 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Concert "A Night at the Movies." This year's POPS! concert featuring Smith's Glee Club, choir, chorale, Chamber Singers, orchestra, Handbell Choir, and a cappella groups. Tickets (available in the mailroom): $3, students; $5, adults; at the door: $4, students; $6, adults. 8:30 p.m., John M. Greene Hall*

Religious Life
Roman Catholic Eucharistic Liturgy Fr. Thomas O'Meara, O.P., Warren Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame; and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic Chaplain. Sunday supper follows. All welcome. 5:15 p.m., Chapel*

Other events and activities
Volleyball Hall of Fame Invitational Time to be announced, Ainsworth Gym*

Crew Norwottuck Novice Regatta. 9 a.m., Crew House

Field Hockey vs. Elms. 1 p.m., athletic fields*

Soccer vs. Westfield State. 1 p.m., athletic fields*

Sunday, October 24


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 Orientation and tour for sophomores. 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*

Family choir rehearsal in preparation for the interfaith worship service at 10:30 a.m. Students, family members and friends invited. Coffee, juice and doughnuts served. 9:15 a.m., Chapel

All-college interfaith worship service with students of religions represented at Smith and college chaplains. Music by the Smith choirs, family members and friends under the direction of choral director Thomas Kim. 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. 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


"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