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Chaired Professor lecture “ALGALrithms.” Paulette Peckol, Louise C. Harrington Professor of Biological Sciences. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 106*

Panel “Feminism and Transgender Identities.”Mitch Boucher, UMass graduate student; La Wanza Lett-Brewington, community education director of the Everywoman’s Center at UMass; Stacey Montgomery, area transactivist; Jennifer Walters, dean of religious life; and a Smith College student will discuss issues of transgender identity and feminism. All welcome. 7:30 p.m, Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture Global Justice Project. Frédrique Apffel-Marglin, anthropology, and Cristobal Bonifaz, lawyer, will report on new oil exploration by Burlington, a Houston-based oil company, in the Peruvian high Amazon, home to the Quechua-Lamistas. 7:30 p.m., McConnell B05*


Study abroad information session Weekly meeting for interested students, including a review of opportunities and procedures, and a question-and-answer period. 4 p.m., Third Floor Resource Room, Clark Hall

Informational meeting A representative from the School of Oriental and African Studies in England will answer questions about the program. For more information, consult 4:30 p.m., Clark Hall 303

Meeting Smith World Affairs Committee.
5 p.m., Campus Center 204

Meeting Student Alumnae Association of Smith College. 5:15 p.m., Campus Center 102

Smith Democrats meeting 7 p.m., Campus Center 103-104

Other Events/Activities

Language lunch tables French, Italian. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B

Aerobics class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., Ainsworth Gym


Women and Financial Independence lecture series “Principles of Investing.” Roger Kaufman, economics, will discuss the fundamentals of investing, including stocks and bonds, portfolio diversification and asset allocation, and more. Lunch provided. Noon, Neilson Browsing Room*

Sigma Xi luncheon talk “Mountains in the Mist: The Water of Monteverde, Costa Rica.” Andrew Guswa, engineering, and Amy Rhodes, geology. Open to faculty, emeriti, and staff. 12:15 p.m., College Club, Lower Level

Katherine Asher Engel Lecture “Richard III and History: A Cautionary Tale.” Howard Nenner, Roe/Straut Professor in the Humanities. 5 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Poetry reading Marie Howe and Marie Ponsot will read from their work. Book signing follows. Sponsors: Poetry Center; Lecture Committee. 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films

Music in the Noon Hour Arthur Cook, cello. Featuring Zoltán Kodály’s Sonata for Cello Alone. 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*


Question-and-answer session with poets Marie Howe and Marie Ponsot, who will read in the evening. A packet of their poems is available from the Poetry Center Office, Wright Hall 101. 3:30 p.m., Seelye 207

CDO infosession “Creating Résumés and Cover Letters.” 5 p.m., CDO

SGA Senate meeting Open forum. All students welcome. 7:15 p.m., Campus Center 103-104

Religious Life

Discussion “Exploring the Inner Landscape.” Share thoughts about life’s challenges with Sensei Issho Fujita, Zen Buddhist Priest and adjunct chaplain. A soup and bread lunch is provided. For more information or to sign up, send email to or call ext. 2754. Noon-1 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Other Events/Activities

Daffodil distribution American Cancer Society volunteers will distribute daffodil bouquets to those who receive notices that daffodils have been ordered for them. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Campus Center 103-104

Language lunch tables Korean, German. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B (alternate weekly)

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

Kickboxing class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio, Ainsworth


Chemistry/Biochemistry lunch chat An informal departmental seminar for students and faculty. 12:10-1:10 p.m., Burton 101

Performing Arts/Films

International film festival The Spanish Apartment (France). One in a series of films from different areas of the world chosen by several first-year international students to accurately portray their own countries, cultures and traditions. Snacks from the featured country will be sold. 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium


Presentation of the major Computer science. Noon, McConnell Foyer

Faculty meeting Preceded by tea at 3:45. 4:10 p.m., Alumnae House Conference Room

Praxis infosession Attendance at one session is mandatory for students planning to apply for summer 2004 Praxis funding. Topics covered will include succeeding at your internship and avoiding common pitfalls. 5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Religious Life

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

Meeting “Introduction to Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation.” Learn the value and practice of mindfulness in Buddhist meditation. For more information, send email to Sensei Issho Fujita, Zen Buddhist priest and adjunct chaplain, isshofujita 7:15-8:45 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Other Events/Activities

Daffodil distribution See 3/23 listing. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Campus Center 103-104

Language lunch tables Spanish and Portuguese. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B

Language lunch table Chinese. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Softball vs. Westfield State. 4 p.m., Athletic Field*

CDO open hours for browsing, Web site, and library assistance. 4:30-6 p.m., CDO

Social events coordinator dinner 5:45 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room C

Step intervals class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., Ainsworth Gym


Women and Financial Independence lecture series “Entrepreneurship.” Jim Theroux, Isenberg School of Business, UMass, will discuss the fundamentals of starting your own business, including writing a business plan and raising capital. Local entrepreneurs will share their experiences. Lunch provided. Noon, Neilson Browsing Room*

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture “Ethnomathematics, the Oulipo, and You.” Marjorie Senechal, L. Wolff Kahn Professor in Mathematics and History of Science. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “Careers in Advertising.” New York City advertising executive Debbie Broda ’83 will discuss opportunities in advertising and her path from Smith. Refreshments served. 2 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Faculty panel “Faith on Film? Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ.” Featuring Joel Kaminsky, religion; Alexandra Keller, film; Barry Moser, art; and Jennifer Walters, dean of religious life. All welcome. 4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture “Adventures in Lanthanide Chemistry.” 4 p.m., Engineering 202

Lecture “The Lot of Gifted Ladies Is Hard: Harriet Taylor Mill and the History of Philosophy.” Jo Ellen Jacobs, Milliken University. Sponsors: philosophy; Lecture Committee. 5 p.m., Dewey Common Room*

Lecture “The Necessity and Now the Possibility of Bringing Wild Ecosystem Processes to Agriculture.” Wes Jackson, co-founder and president of The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, and former Pew Fellow in Conservation and the Environment, will speak about a new paradigm for agriculture that makes conservation possible as a consequence of production. 7 p.m., Seelye 106*

Lecture “Health Surveillance and Bioterrorism: Use of Statistics to Detect an Outbreak.” The Syndromic Surveillance System is an early response by the public health infrastructure to the threat of bioterrorism. This talk focuses on the use of statistics to increase the power of a surveillance system designed to detect an outbreak. 7 p.m., McConnell B15*

Slide lecture Jim Harney, photographer and activist, speaks about grassroots nonviolent resistance to the Free Trade Area of the Americas. There will also be a discussion about the battle Bolivians won against a U.S.-based multinational corporation over access to local water. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 110*

Lecture “Empowerment of Women Through Soap Operas.” William Ryerson, president of Population Media Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization with a mission of working worldwide to enlist the broadcast and print media to educate people about the personal benefits of family planning. Sponsors: the population program of the Massachusetts chapter of the Sierra Club; Project on Women and Social Change. 8 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Performing Arts/Films

Film Bwana. Part of a Spanish and Portuguese department film series. 7 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Dance concert The Cloud Dance Troupe from Taiwan will perform a program of Chinese folk dance. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Religious Life

Wellness Zone Meditation and stress reduction open to the entire campus community on a drop-in basis. 5-5:30 p.m., Campus Center 205

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Friendship and fun organized by students. All welcome. 8-9:30 p.m., Campus Center 103-104

Taize prayer circle in the Christian tradition. An informal service of sung prayer and meditation. All welcome. 10 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Other Events/Activities

Language lunch tables Japanese, Russian. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B (alternate weekly)

Glee Club lunch table Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Softball vs. WNEC. 4 p.m., Athletic Field*

Friday 3/26 Sat 3/27 Sun 3/28 Exhibitions



Neuroscience lunchbag A departmental seminar for students and faculty. 12:10-1:10 p.m., McConnell 102

Smith Democrats Conference Congressman Bernie Sanders of Vermont will deliver the keynote address. Reception follows. Sponsor: Smith Democrats. 4 p.m., Carroll Room, Campus Center*

Lecture Celinda Lake ’75, Smith medalist, one of the Democratic Party’s leading political strategists and one of the nation’s foremost experts on electing women candidates, is the president of Lake, Snell, and Perry, Inc., a national political strategy research firm. Part of the Smith Democrats conference. 6:30 p.m., Carroll Room, Campus Center*

Performing Arts/Films

Concert Music in Deerfield presents the Miró Quartet with cellist Matt Haimovitz. Program includes Schubert’s Two Cello Quintet in C Major. For more information and tickets, call (413) 625-9511. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*


Information session Brian Hopewell, dean of enrollment, SEA Education Association, will discuss the program. Pictures from an October sail with Esteban Monserrate, biology, will be shown. Lunch provided, bring your own drink. 12:10 p.m., Bass 103

Moral-i-Tea Guest faculty will discuss real life ethical issues. All students welcome. 4–5 p.m., Ziskind Living Room


Symposium “Women at the Top: Leading Business, Leading Change.” A business outreach program for undergraduate women presented by C200. Talks and panels will feature eminent businesswomen. Open to all Smith and Five College women. For more information, consult: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Various Locations*

Lecture Jack Cole, retired undercover narcotics officer with the New Jersey State Police, will speak about the recent history of the War on Drugs and the potential future for U.S. drug policy. Cole is the executive director of LEAP: Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. Part of the Smith Democrats Conference. Sponsor: Students for a Sensible Drug Policy. 11:15 a.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center*

Panel “Gods, Guns, and Gays: How the Democrats Will Handle Controversial Issues in the 2004 Election.” Part of the Smith Democrats conference. 1:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center*

Lecture “Can You Control Your Mind?” Kalyani Bose. The lecture will include readings from Hindu scriptures and other spirituality texts. Refreshments will be served. 3 p.m., Chapel

Performing Arts/Films

Comedy performance A comedy troupe from, a hilarious political satire Web site, will perform. Come meet the people who wrote The White House Inc. Employee Handbook: A Staffer’s Guide to Success, Profit, and Eternal Salvation inside George W. Bush’s Executive Branch. Free snacks provided. Part of the Smith Democrats conference. 4 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center*

Concert Smith College Glee Club and the U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club will perform works from their own repertoires and then join voices on Ralph Vaughn Williams’ Sea Symphony, with the Smith College Maritime Orchestra. Jonathan Hirsh and J. Barry Tailey, directors. 8 p.m., John M. Greene Hall*


Informational meeting Boston 2004: Come learn about how you can be a part of this summer’s most exciting political event. Part of the Smith Democrats conference. 2:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center

Other Events/Activities

Track and field Smith invitational. 11 a.m., ITT*

Softball vs. Coast Guard. Noon, Athletic Field*

Lacrosse vs. Wheaton. 1 p.m., Athletic Field*


Lecture “Self Portraits: Painting Noses or Demons.” Philip Pearlstein, renowned American contemporary realist painter, will be the inaugural lecturer and visiting artist in the Dulcy B. Miller (Dulcy Blume ’46) Lectureship in Art and Art History. Reception in the Museum of Art atrium follows. 4 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films

Concert Three by Three for Three. Three new works for piano trio and string trio by composers Ronald Perera, Donald Wheelock, and Clifton J. Noble, Jr. Performed by Smith chamber ensemble members Joel Pitchon, violin, and Ronald Gorevic, viola, with Volcy Pelletier, cello, and Clifton J. Noble Jr., piano. 4 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Concert Three traveling punk rock bands and local bands perform. Tickets: $5. Sponsor: WOZQ. 8 p.m., Field House*


Meeting Students for Social Justice and Institutional Change. 7:30 p.m., Campus Center 104

Religious Life

Interdenominational Protestant Community morning worship in the Protestant tradition. Coffee hour follows in the vestibule. 10:30 a.m., Chapel

Roman Catholic Eucharistic liturgy Choir rehearsal at 3:30 p.m. Dinner follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 4:30 p.m., Chapel

Other Events/Activities

CDO open hours Internship jumpstart with peer advisers. Also open for browsing, Web site and library assistance. 2-4 p.m., CDO

On Inhabiting Identity features recent work of the award-winning New York architectural firm Lubrano Ciavarra Design, founded by Anne Marie Lubrano ’91. Through March 28. Oresman Gallery, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center*

Annual Spring Bulb Show A spectacular array of blossoming crocus, hyacinths, narcissi, irises, lilies and tulips will provide an early glimpse of spring. Through March 21. Lyman Conservatory*

The Face: An Obsession (Three Decades) An exhibit of portraits of well-known feminists, including Margaret Sanger, Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug, as well as other works on paper by New York artist and feminist Linda Stein. In commemoration of Women’s History Month. For more information on Stein, consult Through March 30. Morgan Gallery, Neilson Library*

The Botanic Garden: A Neighboring View Northampton resident and photographer Judy Messer, whose home neighbors Smith, will present 15 years of photographic exploration of the Botanic Garden. Through May 31. Church Exhibition Gallery, Lyman Conservatory*

Exposures: Photographic Displays of Personal Projects Away from Smith A collaboration of students sharing their summer and JYA experiences from different perspectives, interests, majors and locations. Through March 26. Campus Center, Arts Lounge*

The Way I Remember Them: Paintings by Nusra Latif Qureshi A showcase of works by this contemporary Pakistani miniaturist, who combines historical techniques and subjects in her paintings. Qureshi’s work will be shown with some of her sources, including traditional Islamic objects (such as daggers), Mughal period miniatures, and colonial era photographs. Curated by Anna Sloan, lecturer, art. Through April 25. Museum of Art*

Visual Poetry: Paintings and Drawings from Iran This traveling exhibition, drawn from the collection of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C., focuses on the tradition of miniature painting in Iran in the16th and early 17th centuries. Through April 25. Museum of Art*

Girl Printers: An Invitational Show Featuring Printing, Books and Ephemera Curated by Carol J. Blinn, proprietor of Warwick Press. Sponsor: Mortimer Rare Book Room. Through March 28. Morgan Gallery and Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library*

In Focus: A Brief History of Photography To complement a spring course titled The History of Photography, this exhibition highlights the resources of the museum’s photography collection in a survey of photographic prints from various artists, cultures and techniques dating from the early 1840s to the present. Through April 4. Museum of Art*

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