News for the Smith College Community //October 28, 1999

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Conference Will Address Race and Ethnicity Issues
"Reframing the Affirmative Action Debate," an address by Harvard law professor Lani Guinier, will set the stage for a three-day national conference at Smith designed to consider critical issues, advance educational opportunities and develop policies that will move the United States forward in addressing areas of race and ethnicity.

"What's Next? American Pluralism and the Civic Culture," November 4-6, will bring together "some of the sharpest minds in the country," in the words of President Ruth Simmons, to suggest concrete responses to the pressing challenges of racial and ethnic integration and to find common ground within our diverse society.

In addition to Guinier, noted speakers and panelists include sociologist Nathan Glazer, anthropologist Johnnetta Cole, New York City Board of Education Chancellor Rudolph Crew, immigration specialist Rubén Rumbaut, Former NAACP Chairman Myrlie Evers-Williams, performance artist Anna Deavere Smith, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona President Bob H. Suzuki, Latino Studies Professor Gilberto Cárdenas and NOW Legal Defense Fund Director Kathryn Rodgers.

"Hosting a national conference on racial and ethnic diversity has been a priority of mine since coming to Smith," Simmons explained. "By joining forces with a number of our country's leading voices on these matters, I am convinced that Smith can help bring serious attention to the issues of pluralism that affect not only the core of our educational system but our ability to progress as a nation in a global community."

"Our aim is to go beyond debates about affirmative action," added Peter Rose, Sophia Smith Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and organizer of the conference. "In the next century, if we are to create a more perfect union, we must first address such matters as the relationship of old minorities to new immigrants and the problems of finding common ground within groups divided by generation, class and gender.

"The ultimate challenge, then, is to build coalitions across group barriers and create meaningful, national policies that support those coalitions."

Otelia Cromwell Day: Thursday's Events
The conference is timed to coincide with an event of special significance at Smith, Otelia Cromwell Day, an annual celebration of Smith's first African-American graduate. The Otelia Cromwell Day committee has organized several programs on the topic of "Hate Crimes: Is Intolerance on the Rise in America?" for the afternoon of November 4, which will lead up to the "What's Next?" opening session at 4:15 p.m.

There will be three programs in each of two time slots in the afternoon. From 1 to 2:15 p.m.: "A Psychology of Hate Incidents, Crimes and Organizations," chaired by Brenda Allen of the psychology department, will take place in Seelye 106 and include panelists from the Southern Poverty Law Center, The Prejudice Project and the Office of Human Relations at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; in Seelye 101 there will be a religious diversity discussion group, "Combating Hate Through Religion"; and in Seelye 201 Ginetta Candelario '90 of the sociology and Latin American studies departments will chair a panel on "Hating School: Hate Crimes in Educational Settings." Panelists will include the director of the Center on Hate and Extremism at California State at San Bernardino and the chief of safety services in the Boston public school system.

From 2:30 to 4 p.m.: in Seelye 201, author Sheng-mei Ma will speak about "The Deathly Embrace: Orientalism and Asian American Ethnicity"; in Seelye 106 Fred Lawrence, Boston University, will discuss "Hate Crimes and the Law," and Ellen Watson, coordinator of the Poetry Center, will emcee a poetry slam in Neilson Browsing Room featuring Ariana Waynes and other poets and performers.

"Making a Difference: Smith Activists on Campus and Beyond," the opening session of the "What's Next?" conference, will present Smith alumnae and current students discussing students' roles in increasing campus diversity and enhancing inte-gration. It will take place in Wright auditorium from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

Guinier will give the conference keynote address at 8:15 p.m. in Sage Hall.

Friday's Events
9-10:45 a.m.
"The Challenge of Pluralism: Old Minorities and New Immigrants" Wright Hall Auditorium

Chair: Ann Arnett Ferguson, assistant professor of Afro-American studies and of women's studies, Smith College
Presenting the Challenge:
Rubén G. Rumbaut, professor of sociology, Michigan State University
Panelists: Gilberto Cárdenas, director, Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame; Katharine Moon '86, assistant professor of political science, Wellesley College; Milton D. Morris, president, Creative Futures International, Washington, D.C.; Gary E. Rubin, assistant executive vice president for policy, New York Association for New Americans, Inc.

11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
"Inter-Action: The Arts and Social Activism"
Wright Hall Auditorium

Chair: Ellen W. Kaplan, associate professor of theatre, Smith College
Participants: Margaret Bruchac '99, historical consultant and interpreter; Yvonne Daniel, associate professor of dance and Afro-American studies, Smith College; Tom Reing, education director, InterAct Theatre, Philadelphia; Roberto Uno, A.M. '93, artistic director, New WORLD Theater; associate professor of theater, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

2:15-4 p.m.
"The Challenge of Mutual Respect: Recognizing and Reconciling Differences Within Groups"
Wright Hall Auditorium

Chair: Elizabeth V. Spelman, professor of philosophy and of women's studies, Smith College
Presenting the Challenge:
Johnnetta B. Cole, presidential distinguished professor of anthropology, women's studies and African American studies, Emory University; former president, Spelman College;
Panelists: Mary Catherine Bateson, Clarence J. Robinson professor of anthropology and English, George Mason University; Andrea D. Hairston '74, associate professor of theatre and Afro-American studies, Kathryn Rodgers '70, executive director, NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund

4:15-5:45 p.m.
"Race in America: Crossroads of Ambiguity"
John M. Greene Hall

Chair: Ellen W. Kaplan, associate professor of theatre, Smith College
Performer: Anna Deavere Smith, executive director, Institute for the Arts and Civic Dialogue, Harvard University

8 p.m.
Sweet Honey in the Rock
John M. Greene Hall (admission charge)

Saturday's Events
9-11 a.m.
"The Challenge of Unity: Crossing Lines, Forming Coalitions"
Sage Hall

Chair: Randall K. Bartlett, professor of economics, Smith College
Presenting the Challenge:
Charles V. Willie, Charles William Eliot professor of education emeritus, Harvard University
Panelists: Betty Burkes, president, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; Rudolph F. Crew, chancellor, Board of Education, City of New York; Evan S. Dobelle, president, Trinity College; Myrlie Evers-Williams, former president, NAACP; Larry Toy, president, Foundation for California Community Colleges

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
"What's Next?"
Sage Hall

Chair: Peter I. Rose, conference chair, Smith College
Speakers: Nathan Glazer, professor of education and sociology emeritus, Harvard University; Bob H. Suzuki, president, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Ruth J. Simmons, president, Smith College

Alums to Screen Their Own Creation

Chuck is a stressed-out New York paralegal who rents a car and escapes for a weekend in the country. While there, he stops at a bar and meets the woman of his dreams. Or does he? Nothing in the film Weekend Getaway is quite what it seems.

Weekend Getaway, which will be shown in Stoddard auditorium at 3:30 p.m. November 6, as part of the Northampton Film Festival, is a 13-minute film written, directed and produced by three Smith alums. Director Elizabeth Holder '92, describes the movie as "kind of a Twilight Zone romantic comedy exploring the idea of fantasy versus reality."

Holder began making the film last year enlisting her friend, playwright Sonya Sobieski '91, to develop a screenplay. Sobieski adapted the film from a play she had written previously and sold it to Holder. Along with the creative talents of producer Sandi Johnson '94, Sobieski and Holder created the film, which has enjoyed some success at film festivals here and abroad.

Shot during two days in June 1998, Weekend Getaway stars Jill Hennessy (Law & Order, I Shot Andy Warhol), Will Arnett (The Mike O'Malley Show), and John Seitz (G.I. Jane). It is currently being screened at film festivals around the world, including the Seattle International Film Festival's "Women in Cinema" series, the Maryland Film Festival, and the French/American Film Workshop in Avignon, France. The film was also featured in the New York/Avignon Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize for Best Short Screenplay.

Sobieski says the success of Weekend Getaway has been encouraging and exciting. "I needed the encouragement -- writing a screenplay is hard. I'm very excited that people respond to it, and it's nice to know that it's getting shown all over the country." Holder shares Sobieski's excitement about the success of the film. "I got so much pleasure from making this film and putting it together," she says. "All the Smithies came through and were very supportive."

The three alums have been touring with their film to the film festivals here and abroad. And they're already hard at work on other projects. Holder is in the post-production stage of her first feature-length film, The Acting Class, and Sobieski is working on her first feature-length screenplay. The filmmakers are quick to emphasize that they would not hesitate to collaborate on another project. "Sandy and Sonya are great, very creative and wonderful people," Holder says. "I will definitely work with them again, without question. I was lucky to have such a good team."

Music for the Young@Heart

Those who believe it's never too late in life to start something will find a living example of that wisdom in the Young@Heart Chorus, a musically ambitious group of 30 senior citizens who have been singing all over the world since 1982. Many of the group's members, who's average age is 77, never sang in an organized group before joining the chorus, says director Bob Cilman.

The Young@Heart Chorus will perform Road to Heaven, a program that focuses on the theme of eternal youth, during two concerts at Smith. On November 2, at 8 p.m., the group will present an open dress rehearsal of the program free to Smith community members. On November 3 at 8 p.m., the chorus will also perform but with a $10 admission price. Both performances will take place in Theater 14 in the Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts and are sponsored by the theatre department.

The performances of Road to Heaven are dedicated to Young@Heart Chorus members who have died since its inception. The program is directed by Roy Faudree MFA in theatre '74, chair of the speech, theater and communication department at Holyoke Community College.

For anyone with expectations of what a senior citizen chorus might perform, Cilman is quick to point out that this chorus defies stereotypes. The chorus uses as its motto, "Expect the unexpected" because, as Cilman explains, "I don't think they're the typical senior performance group in any way. They sing stuff that seniors don't normally sing -- from Led Zeppelin to Talking Heads to Devo." Many songs in the chorus' repertoire, like Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" and David Byrne's "Once in a Lifetime," take on an entirely different meaning when sung by 30 senior citizens, says Cilman.

Following the Smith concerts, the chorus will travel to Munich for its debut in Germany at the Spielarts Festival. The group's three previous tours to Europe, including visits to Holland and Belgium, have prompted numerous articles about it in Interview Magazine, the National Examiner and others. A film titled Happy End that profiles the chorus was made when it toured Belgium and was aired on Belgian national television. That film will have its American premiere at the Academy of Music November 4 at 1 p.m. as part of the Northampton Film Festival.

Two Awards for Smith

The Office of Advancement and the Alumnae Association of Smith College were recipients of two awards at the 25th annual Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Assembly, held in Boston at the Marriott/Copley Place last July. Since 1959, CASE and its predecessor organizations have recognized exceptional programs and initiatives at institutions of higher education.

Each year, the CASE Circle of Excellence Awards Program for Alumnae Relations and Communications identifies and rewards excellence in alumnae relations and communications. The program includes 44 categories in areas of alumnae programming, institutional relations, electronic and new media and periodicals and publications.

This year the Alumnae Association received a bronze medal in the Visual Design in Print category for its publication, Smith Alumnae Quarterly. Edited by John MacMillan, it distributes 42,000 copies to alumnae, graduate degree alumnae, faculty, staff and friends of the college.

Last year the Smith Alumnae Quarterly won three medals: a gold for most improved magazine, silver for best article, and bronze for best visual design.

The Office of Advancement received an award in the Overall Fundraising Performance category for private liberal arts institutions with more than 10,000 alumnae. The CASE Circle of Excellence Award "was our third consecutive award and reflected on our results for 1999," says Vice President for Development and Chief Advancement Officer Karin George. The award certificate states that "membership is bestowed on a highly select group of educational institutions whose overall fundraising results or creative programming demonstrate exemplary performance or significant improvement."

An expert panel of judges selected winners by giving consideration to a complex interplay of data and factors that support solid program growth, breadth of the base of support and institution type. Any CASE member institution is automatically eligible for either the fundraising performance or improvement awards provided it has participated in the Council for Aid to Education's (CAE's) "Voluntary Support of Education" survey.

Trustee Pamela Smith Henrikson '62 accepted the award on behalf of Smith. This year's circle award winners for fundraising by private liberal arts institutions also included Amherst and Wellesley colleges.

Staffer Deemed GoodSamaritan

When art department technician Jim Hume left home for a vacation trip this past August it was not his intention to become a hero. But he returned with a commendation from the Northwest (Canadian) Mounted Police for being a Good Samaritan.

Hume received this rare honor on a trip to the Northwest Territories' region of Inuvik, near the Beaufort Sea. Traveling together in their recreational vehicle, he and his wife, Joan, a nurse, drove thousands of miles to reach their destination. The drive was often treacherous, Hume says. There were long stretches of construction and 450 miles of dirt roads. Also, because the ground is always frozen in the Northwest Territories, roads must be built several feet above ground.

On one of those raised roads the Humes encountered an accident. A car had rolled down an embankment. Two of its three passengers were thrown out of the vehicle. The Humes pulled over and helped the victims by offering first aid and hailing a trucker, who then radioed for emergency assistance. To the rescue came a constable, some construction workers, and the Canadian Mounted Police. The accident victims were transported to a medical center, and Jim and Joan were commended for their assistance.

The Humes returned safely home from their journey, having traveled more than 11,000 miles in their RV. In addition to their Good Samaritan award from the mounted police, they also received a certificate from the Arctic Circle chapter of the Order of Arctic Adventurers, commending them for their long journey north.

"I Want My MTV" -- You Got It

By Adele Johnsen '02
Mount Holyoke has it. So do Amherst College and UMass. On campus, Duckett, Gillette, Lamont, Chase, and Northrop are also hooked up. And by the end of the week the rest of the campus should have it too: cable access, direct to students' rooms.

According to Herb Nickles, director of Information Technology Services (ITS), the cable is coming from a video signal on a "hybrid fiber coaxial network," which ITS and cable company MediaOne are making available to all student rooms and classrooms on campus. The project has a largely educational purpose: not only will classes be able to view news from basic cable channels like C-SPAN and CNN, but they will be equipped to receive three international channels as well. "News from dozens of foreign countries all over the world" will be available to Smith students, says Nickles. "It's exciting, especially if you can speak those languages or if you're from those countries."

Funding for the cable network was approved three years ago by what has become the Missions and Priorities Committee, prompted by a need to upgrade Smith's existing fiber network as well as a desire to make news and language channels available to campus classrooms. Student lobbying for cable access was also a factor, says Nickles. "We get requests every year from students who want to have a separate line in their rooms."

In addition to the educational channels, students will be able to receive about 50 standard cable channels, ranging from MTV and VH1 to E! and Lifetime. Many students on campus, like Allison Schultz '02, are excited about it. "I think it's great," says Schultz. "I brought a TV. I think everyone in my house will be happy because now I won't be in the TV room all the time." Not all students are so enamored of cable. Emily Kolod '03, for example, seems indifferent. "I don't really watch TV anyway," she says. "There's just not much time for cable at school."

The cable is being implemented in three phases as MediaOne activates individual areas of the network. The network, Nickles explains, is like a spiderweb. Activating only one strand at a time helps MediaOne to "get it correct and isolate where the problems are." While all phases of activation are expected to be completed this week (first the remaining houses in central campus, then the Quad, and finally the houses located on the north side of Elm Street), the system won't be perfected until mid-November. MediaOne, says Nickles, "will be balancing [the signal] for a couple weeks. The picture quality will improve as they fine-tune the network. During those two weeks, there may be occasional outages for a few minutes at a time as they fix splices and replace equipment to get it totally balanced. We'll have excellent picture quality when we're done."

While cable access costs about $30 a month for residents of Northampton, Smith students are getting their lineup for free. It will be accessible to anyone with a cable-ready television and a coaxial cable (available for sale at the Computer Store, Stoddard Hall 22). Daily television listings will be posted on a new Smith Web site:


October 19: Smith 2, Springfield 1
October 23: Smith 0, Westfield State 1

Field Hockey
October 19: Smith 0, Springfield 6
October 23: Smith 4, Elms 0

October 19: Smith 3, WPI 1
October 22­23: Hall of Fame Invitational: 2­2

October 23: UMass Show: 3rd place out of 11

October 24: Head of the Charles: 42nd out of 73

Cross Country
October 23: Seven Sisters at Wellesley: 5th place

PeopleNews will return next week.

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

College Wide

IS Day
The International Students Day (IS Day) will take place Friday, October 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Scott Gym. Lunch will be served from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., featuring various dishes from around the world prepared by international students. Most items are between $1 and $3. Entry is free. Enjoy the bazaar, sample some delicious food and mingle with friends.

Fall Preview Day
The Office of Admission will hold the second of two fall Preview Days for high school students Thursday, November 11.

Prospective students will have an opportunity to attend classes, learn about the Career Development Office and financial aid, visit a house and meet students and faculty. There will also be a panel discussion for students undecided about a major. The formal program ends at 1 p.m. with lunch in Davis, but guests may attend classes or observe athletic practice in the afternoon. About 180 visitors (students and parents) are expected. Thanks in advance for your support of this program.

Health Services
Students, faculty, staff and emeriti may obtain flu shots at a walk-in clinic Wednesday, November 10, 3-6 p.m., in Wright common room. Please dress appropriately to receive an injection in the upper arm. Flu vaccinations are also be available by appointment at Health Services for as long as the supply lasts. The charge for the flu shot, at the clinic or at Health Services, is $l0 for staff present and retired faculty, and $5 for students, payable at the time of the injection. Those who wish to receive the flu vaccination at Health Services should call Elaine Longley, RN, nursing coordinator, at extension 2823, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, to make an appointment. The vaccination is recommended for healthy people 65 years or older, people with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, chronic lung disease, renal dysfunction, hemoglobinopathies or immunosuppression, those receiving long-term aspirin therapy, and those living in close community settings such as dormitory housing.

Give the Gift of Life
Donate blood at the Fall Blood Drive sponsored by S.O.S. The drive will take place Tuesday-Wednesday, November 2-3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in Davis ballroom, and is open to the entire Smith community. Walk-ins welcome, but appointments recommended. Volunteers are also needed to assist the Red Cross staff during the drive. To make an appointment or volunteer, contact Mariel at extension 7332 or

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 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.

Denim Day Totals
The Staff Council Activities Committee would like to thank all donors and building volunteers who helped make the 4th Annual National Denim Day fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation a success. Through your generosity our volunteers collected $2,540 -- an 18 percent increase over 1998. Thank you for caring. We could not have been this successful without your support.


President's Open Hours
Please note: Open hours for Monday, November 1, have been canceled.
The president's open hours for students will be held 4-5 p.m., Monday, November 8; Thursday, November 18; and Monday, November 22, in the Office of the President, College Hall 20. No appointments are necessary and visitors will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

SGA Election Winners-Fall 1999
* Class of 2003: president, Lindsey Watson; vice-president, Briana Krompier; secretary, Anu Dhingra; treasurer, Jamey Borell; historian, Millie Gentry.

* Class of 2000: vice-president, Dianne Suh. Alumnae Class: president, Tracy Kim; vice-president, Hilary Maler; secretary, Leah Fleming. Ada Class: fundraising chair, Roslyn Smith; financial aid liaison, Adrienne McAlpine; senior class representative, Patty Hanley, athletic association representative, Helen Lee; Green Street senator, Anna M. Kunce; Bedford Terrace senator, Cypriane Williams; 150 Elm Street senator, Lise Easter, Tilly House senator, Heather Errico and Shawna Parker; South Street senator, Debbie Caldieri.

Thanksgiving Dinner
Students staying on campus during Thanksgiving break are invited to join a local Smith College alumna and her family for a holiday dinner on Thursday, November 25. Each family hosts two or three students and provides transportation to and from dinner. To participate, call Cynthia Allen '83 by November 19, (413) 665-3427.

Health Services
Students graduating in January should schedule their annual gynecological exams by December 17 because they will not be eligible to use Health Services after December. Call extension 2823 to schedule your appointment.

Class of 2003
There will be a mandatory class meeting for the class of 2003 Tuesday, November 2, 5-5:45 p.m. in Wright auditorium.

"Leapin' Lizards"
The Fine Arts Council is offering fifty $9 tickets to Smith students wishing to attend the performance of the musical Annie, on Wednesday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the UMass Fine Arts Center. Transportation is available for approximately 30 students. For reservations or ticket purchase, contact the SGA Office, Clark Hall.

STOMP Tickets
Please note: Sales date has changed.
Tickets will be available at the SGA Office as of November 7. STOMP will be presented November 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the UMass Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $9. Sign-up sheet for bus transportation is in the SGA Office. Contact Fine Arts Council chair Mary Jane Mullen, extension 4570.

Massage Therapy
Health Services is offering massage therapy appointments to students. Massage techniques can release muscle tension, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and relieve stress. J.C. Tibbo, licensed massage therapist, will give massages Mondays starting at 11 a.m. Fees are $35 per one-hour table massage, $20 per 30-minute chair massage. To schedule an appointment, call Health Services, ext. 2823.

Interterm Course 2000
ARH 295j, "Museum Studies," an intensive course that will meet four or five days a week, involves considerable travel to area museums. There will be one all-weekend trip. Those applying should be prepared to dedicate the entire interterm -- Monday, January 3-Friday, January 21 -- to this class. Enrollment is limited to 10. Students seeking admission should submit an essay. Instructions can be picked up at the museum reception desk. Applications are due Monday, November 1. No applications accepted after 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 3. Enrollment list, including alternates, will be posted at the museum at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, November 6.

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, 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 or faculty adviser and returned Smith students. Informational meetings are scheduled as follows: November 3, Hatfield 204, 6:45 p.m., for Hamburg; November 3, Seelye 107, 5 p.m., for South India Term Abroad.

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.

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, November 1

Lecture "The Research Adventure: An Ethical Odyssey in Three Acts." Myron Peretz Glazer, Barbara Richmond Professor in the Social Sciences. First in the 1999-2000 President's Chaired Professor Lecture Series. 4:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Lecture "How Can Research Save the Rainforest?" Renowned tropical ecologist Peter Ashton, Harvard University. Refreshments at 4 p.m. in McConnell Foyer. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05*

Lecture "Revolting Women: On the Road to Revolution." Margaret Lindley, history lecturer, University of Tasmania, Australia, whose research focuses on representation of women and sexuality during and after the French Revolution. Sponsor: Women's Studies Program, history department. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 207*

Workshop with Ellen Maddow, playwright, composer and Kahn Institute visiting fellow. 3 p.m., Gamut*

Debate Society general meeting.
4:15-6 p.m., Seelye 101

ALIS meeting (Lori, ext. 6231.)
7 p.m., Women's Resource Center, Davis third floor

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

Special event All Saints Day mass and celebration. 7 p.m., Bodman Lounge

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

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

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

Presentation of the major and minor Spanish and Portuguese department, and Latin American and Latino studies programs. 5 p.m., Hatfield 206

Presentation of the major Biochemistry. 5:15 p.m., Seelye 207

Tuesday, November 2

Open horticulture class lecture "History of Landscape Design." Susan Komroff Cohen, principal, Susan Cohen Landscape Architecture, and coordinator, Landscape Design Program, New York Botanical Garden. 9 a.m., McConnell B05*

Sigma Xi luncheon talk "Spinning Nucleon Under Electron Microscope." Piotr Decowski, physics. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club lower level

Lecture "Luke's Passage on the Annunciation to Mary in Conversation with Johann Baptist Metz, the Theologian of Dangerous Memory." Sister Claudette LaVerdiere, past president, Maryknoll Sisters. Refreshments follow. 7 p.m., Chapel*

Lecture "Jesuits on the Moon: Galileo's Starry Messenger and Early Modern Tabloid Culture." Eileen Reeves, Princeton University, author of Painting the Heavens: Art and Science in the Age of Galileo. Sponsors: History of the Sciences Program, Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute. Reception follows. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Fine/performing arts/films
Concert Music in the Noon Hour. Kenneth Fearn, piano, Nina Moe '02, soprano. Music by Frédéric Chopin. 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Hall*

Film African Film Series. 7 p.m., Seelye 106*

Concert Open dress rehearsal of Road to Heaven, performed by the Young@Heart Chorus. See story, page 1. Free to Smith community members. 8 p.m., Theater 14, Mendenhall CPA

Film South Park. Sponsor: Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright auditorium

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

Recycling representatives meeting 4:15 p.m., Seelye 109

Informational meeting Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC Consulting). 7 p.m., Wright common room

CDO workshop Job search strategies. 7 p.m., CDO

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

CDO workshop Orientation and CDO tour for first-years. 7:15 p.m., CDO

CDO workshop How to find an internship. 8 p.m., internship 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's Recent Elections: Change, or More of the Same?" Donna Robinson Divine, government. Noon, Dawes Kosher Kitchen

Other events and activities
S.O.S. Fall Blood Drive Walk-ins welcome. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Davis Ballroom

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

Presentation of the major and minor Geology. 4:15 p.m., Burton 110

Presentation of the major Sociology. Handbooks available. 4:30 p.m., Wright common room

Presentation of the major American studies. Handbooks available. Refreshments served. 4:45 p.m., Seelye 207

Presentation of the major Math.
5 p.m., Burton forum

Presentation of the minor Film studies. 5 p.m., Seelye 102

Presentation of the major Music. Pizza served. 5 p.m., Sage Hall Green Room

Presentation of the major Education. 5:15 p.m., Campus School library

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

Wednesday, November 3

Lecture "Voices in the Wilderness." Kathy Kelly and Rick McDowell, who head an organization working to end sanctions on Iraq. 7 p.m., Wright auditorium

Lecture "Beyond Boundaries: Feminists Worldwide Fighting the Backlash." Eleanor Smeal, president, Feminist Majority Foundation, and an activist for women's equality. Sponsor: Women's Studies Program. 7:45 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Fine/performing arts/films
Film The Prisoner: "Hammer into Anvil." Relevant to HST 254. Open to all. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Concert Road to Heaven, performed by the Young@Heart Chorus. See story, page 1. Tickets: $10. 8 p.m., Theater 14, Mendenhall CPA

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

Mandatory meeting for the class of 2003. 4:15 p.m., Wright auditorium

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). 4:15-5:30 p.m., Museum of Art

Informational meeting Study abroad for economists and potential economics majors. Led by departmental study abroad adviser and students who studied abroad in '98-99. Refreshments served. 4:45 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Informational meeting SITA (South India Term Abroad). Meet with the faculty adviser and returned Smith students. 5 p.m., Seelye 107

Informational meeting JYA Hamburg program. Meet with next year's director and seniors who participated in the program last year. 6:45 p.m., Hatfield 204

CDO informational meeting Towers Perrin, management consulting. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 207

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 "Is the Bible True?" and "What is the Purpose of this Life?" All welcome. 10 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Other events and activities
S.O.S. Fall Blood Drive Walk-ins welcome. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Presentation of the major Chemistry. 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

Presentation of the major and minor History. 4 p.m., Dewey common room

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

Presentation of the major Dance. 5 p.m., Berenson Studio 2, Mendenhall CPA

Presentation of the major and minor German studies. Pizza served. 6 p.m., Hatfield 20

Thursday, November 4

"What's Next? American Pluralism and the Civic Culture: Challenges and Proposals" conference and Otelia Cromwell Day (See story and schedules, page 1)

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture. Nicomedes Suárez-Araúz, Spanish and Portuguese. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, Smith College Club lower level

Lecture "The Ritual Destruction of Minoan Art." Paul Rehack, classical studies, Duke University, discusses images of bulls and bull-leaping in the art of Crete at Knossos. 4:30 p.m., Hillyer 117*

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

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

Workshop "Art from Art: Writing in Response to Visual Creation." Six-session workshop that explores creative writing through responses to works of art. Enrollment limited, preregistration required; $10, members; $20, nonmembers. 5:30-7:45 p.m., Museum of Art

Smith Christian Fellowship general meeting. 7:45 p.m., Seelye 206

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

Other events and activities
Dress rehearsal for Celebration of Sisterhood. 9:30 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Friday, November 5

"What's Next? American Pluralism and the Civic Culture: Challenges and Proposals" conference (See story and schedules, page 1)

Lecture "Plant Conservation in Botanical Gardens: A Case Study." Cheryl Lowe, horticulture director, New England Wild Flower Society. Reception follows in Lyman Conservatory. 6:30 p.m., Seelye 106*

Fine/performing arts/films
Concert Sweet Honey in the Rock. Tickets, 413-732-0202. 8 p.m., John M. Greene Hall*

CDO workshop How to find an internship. 2:15 p.m., internship room, CDO

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

Religious Life
Shabbat service. Dinner follows at 7 p.m. in Dawes Kosher Kitchen. 5:15 p.m., Dewey common room

Other events and activities
Presentation of the major and minor Astronomy. Lunch provided. 12:10 p.m., McConnell 406

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

Presentation of the major Russian language and literature. 4 p.m., Hatfield 107

Saturday, November 6

"What's Next? American Pluralism and the Civic Culture: Challenges and Proposals" conference (See story and schedules, page 1)

Fine/performing arts/films
Concert Hasidic folk rock sung by Neshama Carlebach. For tickets ($50, preferred seating and reception with Carlebach; $15, general; $10, seniors; $5, students) call 584-3593. Proceeds benefit the Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley. Sponsors: Smith Hillel, Congregation B'nai Israel, Jewish Community of Amherst, Solomon Schechter Day School. 7:30 p.m., Chapel*

Sunday, November 7

Fine/performing arts/films
Film: A Room With A View (1986).
7 p.m., Seelye 106

Concert Faculty recital. Karen Smith Emerson, soprano, and John Van Buskirk, piano. Songs by Purcell, Chausson, Debussy, Edmund Rubbra and Jean Berger. 8 p.m., Sweeney Hall*

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*

Meditation with Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, a well-known teacher of meditation in the United States, Europe and India. Reception follows in Wright common room. Sponsors: Chapel, Ada Howe Kent Fund, UMass Asian Music and Dance Program, Office of Jewish Affairs, Episcopal Chaplaincy, Interreligious Project, Newman Center. 10 a.m., Wright auditorium*

Morning worship in the Protestant tradition. Preceded by light breakfast at 9:30 a.m and prayer gathering in Bodman Lounge at 10 a.m. All welcome. 10:30 a.m., Bodman lounge

Diwali pooja (worship) All welcome. 2 p.m., Bodman Lounge

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

Holocaust memorial service Join together in prayer across different theologies. The film They Risked Their Lives: Rescuers of the Holocaust will be shown followed by a panel with religious leaders. All welcome. 7:30 p.m., Chapel*

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


Fall Chrysanthemum Show features a variety of flowers and training techniques including cascades, standards, and student hybrids. This display of ancient horticultural arts is rarely seen outside Japan where the chrysanthemum has been bred and cultivated for centuries. November 6-21. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lyman Conservatory*

"In the Shadow of Intolerance" features photographs from the collection of Samuel Zaitlin of Biddeford, Maine, in conjunction with "What's Next? American Pluralism and the Civic Culture: Challenges and Proposals," including those of an immigration border patrol in 1936, by E. O. Goldbeck; segregated drinking fountains in Albany, Georgia in 1962; and the Martin Luther King funeral procession in 1968, by Ernest C. Withers. Through November 7. Hillyer gallery

"The Book of Books: Pen & Ink to Polymer Plate" features manuscript and printed Bibles from the 13th through 20th centuries, including the 1999 Pennyroyal Caxton Bible, designed and illustrated by Barry Moser. Through December 22. Morgan Gallery, Neilson Library, first floor

"Barry Moser & Pennyroyal Press" features books illustrated with wood engravings by artist Barry Moser. Through December 22. Mortimer Rare Book Room foyer, Neilson Library, third floor

"Illuminating Words: The Artist's Books of Christopher Gausby" blends philosophical reflections and passages from early Christian mystic texts with Dadaist compositional techniques. Cocurated by Martin Antonetti, curator of rare books, and Veronique Plesch, assistant professor of art history, Colby College. Sponsors: Museum of Art, Salloch Rare Book Fund, Neilson Library. Through December 22. Museum of Art *

"American Spectrum" features 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*

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