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Events at Smith

Global FLEX: Summer in Morocco Info Session
October 17, 2019
Learn more about the Global FLEX program, directed by Camille Washington-Ottombre (ENV) and Greg White (GOV/ENV). It examines the multifaceted dimension of climate change in a middle-income country with a particular focus on issues of environmental justice. Themes include economic development, agriculture and hydrology, efforts to adapt, gender politics, and migration. The course/program has six pre-departure meetings during the spring semester, and then travels to Morocco from June 1 - June 18.
CEEDS, Wright Hall 005
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm

Health & STEM Professions Lunch Bag: Intro to Fellowships for Pre-Health & STEM Professions Students
October 18, 2019
Discussion of competitive fellowships available to undergraduates in STEM majors (including Goldwater, Hollings, and Udall) and for graduate study (including NSF GRF, at US universities, and Churchill, Gates-Cambridge, and Marshall, in the UK). Selection criteria will be discussed, as well as ways that students can make themselves stronger candidates for competitive opportunities. Open to ALL students who are looking for funding and want to understand the requirements of competitive fellowships.
McConnell 103
12:10 pm to 1:00 pm

GEO-Poetry Center lunchbag
October 21, 2019
Dr. Bosiljka Glumac, professor of geosciences, and Teresa Carson, poet, will discuss their cross-disciplinary collaboration that culminated in a new thread of research for Dr. Glumac, and in the poem "SARKO (FLESH) -PHAGOS (EATING)," which is a piece from Teresa's in-progress project "The Argument of Time." Lunch provided. Teresa Carson holds an MFA in poetry and an MFA in theater, both from Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of three collections of poetry, and is currently working on an epic poem, "The Argument of Time," about Ostia Antica, an extinct city near Rome.
Poetry Center, Wright Hall
12:15 pm

Lecture: Abolish Big Data
October 21, 2019
Yeshimabeit Milner is the Founder & Executive Director of Data for Black Lives, an organization that mobilizes scientists around racial justice issues, bringing together data scientists, computer programmers, and racial justice activists to discuss the role that data can and should play in Black communities. This talk serves as a call to action to reject the concentration of Big Data in the hands of a few, to challenge the structures that allow data to be wielded as a weapon of immense political influence. To abolish Big Data would mean to put data in the hands of people who need it the most.
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

BlockChain For Social Impact
October 22, 2019
Three panelists will help students understand what blockchain is, explore how the technology is being deployed in various industries to help solve social problems as well as help distinguish environmental impacts fact from fiction. Panelists: Evin McMullen and Johnna Powell (ConsenSys), Lexi Wangler (Wachsman). Moderated by Hassani Turner '06, American Express. Dinner provided. This is the final event of the semester in the Conway Center's Innovative Strategies series.
Campus Center 205
6:00 pm

Sustainable Foods Showcase
October 23, 2019
Dining Services is excited to host this opportunity for the Smith community to meet some of the people and learn more about the companies that provide us with the delicious food we eat on campus! Samples? You betcha! Real Food Challenge (RFC) students will be there, too, to tell you more about the RFCe and how Smith is helping support a more socially and environmentally just food system.
Campus Center Carroll Room
11:00 am to 1:30 pm

Cultivating Wisdom, Intimacy, and Response in a Warming World:
October 23, 2019
A Meditation Series in Eco-Buddhism Wednesday evenings throughout the semester with Karin Meyers, Visiting Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies. Meyers was associate professor at Kathmandu University’s Centre for Buddhist Studies from 2011–18, where she also served as director of the master’s program in Buddhist studies. Her work focuses on Buddhist psychology, ethics and contemplative systems; Buddhism and free will; and topics in Buddhist studies that occupy the borderlands of religion and philosophy.
Helen Hills Hills Chapel
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Events Off Campus

The Great Tree Bicycle Tour- register now!
October 20, 2019
This will be an 8 mile self-guided tour of some of the most interesting and awe-inspiring trees within Northampton. Online and paper maps with the route and tree information will be provided. There will be an audio file for each tree on the tour easily accessible via a smart phone with a QR code reader. The tour will conclude with festivities at Maines Field. Bring your friends, or make some new ones, and ride at your own pace. Pre-registration is required for this event. Use the link below for more detail and to register:
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Start in Pulaski Park, Northampton
10:00 am

Events at Smith

Ethics of Drones: Creating a Code of Conduct
October 24, 2019
Join the Spatial Analysis Lab in a conversation drones and ethics, and specifically about how we use drone technology here at Smith College. We are creating a code of conduct for our drone research and want your input and feedback. During this workshop we will go over the document we’ve drafted and collaboratively edit. We will also think about how this document should be implemented, and the implications of conduct and ethics in other lab spaces. Drones will be out for exploration and engagement, too. We welcome all students, staff, faculty, community members, and technophiles and technophobes alike. RSVP using the link below:
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Spatial Analysis Lab, Sabin-Reed 104
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

CEEDS' Annual Apple Cider Pressing
October 26, 2019
Join students and staff from the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability (CEEDS) to experience a family friendly and tasty New England tradition. We're all about sustainable food! Help us press fresh, Westhampton-grown apples into cider and then have a cup together with a Hadley-made cider donut; sample some heirloom apples and get a taste of history! Dining Services is partnering with us to provide local cheese sampling, too.
Chapin Annex Road, Chapin Loading Dock
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Exhibition: Journeys & Visual Poems
October 27, 2019
Journeys, an exhibit of paintings by Kate Whittaker (AC 1990), reflect impressions formed during her climate research travels to remote areas of the world. Patterns form landscapes, marks conjure ancestral presence, and ancient calligraphy evokes a shared heritage. The process can involve forty or more layers of paint, while accents of micaceous paint illuminate and grow quiet with the changing light. Visual Poems, in traditional scroll format, are a natural offshoot of these layered paintings and combine details of her paintings and photographs to form narratives of their own. On view Sept. 6-Dec. 17. Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.
Alumnae House Gallery, 33 Elm St.
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

How the Climate Crisis has Become the Single Largest Threat to Human Health in History:
October 30, 2019
A Conversation Between Journalists Dahr Jamail and Amy Ellis Nutt. An award-winning journalist known for his independent coverage of the 2003 war in Iraq, Dahr Jamail has published with Truthout, The Guardian, The Nation and Al Jazeera, among others. Most recently he was honored for his reporting on environmental hazards and militarism; his latest book is The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption. Amy Ellis Nutt ’77 has reported on neuroscience and mental health issues for The Washington Post and won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. Her most recent book is Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family. She is the spring 2020 Lakes Writer-in-Residence at Smith and a recent Smith College Medalist.
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
7:30 pm

Featured Event

Lunchbag: Presentation of the ES&P major and minors
October 31, 2019
Come for lunch and to learn about the major and minor in environmental science and policy and the minor in marine science and policy. Lunch served.
McConnell 103
12:10 pm to 1:00 pm

Events at Smith

Fragile Earth
November 1, 2019
The impact of human action on the earth has increased dramatically in the past 50 years. This installation, organized to coincide with Smith College’s Year on Climate Change, features a selection of works from the SCMA collection created between the early 1970s and mid-2000s that focus on the intersection of human life and our environment. On display July 19-November 10, 2019. Visit the website for hours:
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Nixon Gallery, Smith College Museum of Art

Health & STEM Professions Lunch Bag: Summer Jobs and Internships for STEM Students
November 1, 2019
Tips and resources for finding a summer position in the STEM fields. Pizza provided (first-come - first served).
McConnell 103
12:10 pm to 1:00 pm

Celebrating Art in a Time of Crisis
November 4, 2019
Are you tired of hearing about climate change? Species loss? Impending devastation? You're not the only one. This workshop will discover new ways to use language and art to raise awareness where it needs raising. Come to this workshop for some serious fun. Sponsored by the Poetry Center and CEEDS.
Alumnae House Conference Room
4:30 pm

Crowdsourcing Maps
November 5, 2019
Join Spatial Analysis Lab staff to learn and create crowdsourced maps! Crowdsourced maps are created by the user-- they supply that data that makes up the map and provide their own experience and geolocation. We will learn the basics of how to create surveys and apply them to the map. We will then test our surveys by going out and putting these maps to use! All are welcome-- students, staff, faculty, community members. RSVP using the link below:
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Spatial Analysis Lab, Sabin-Reed 104
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Poetry Reading: Camille Dungy
November 5, 2019
Acclaimed poet Camille Dungy has written and spoken extensively about climate change. The author of four collections of poetry and a book of essays, Dungy also edited the anthology Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (University of Georgia Press, 2009).
CC Carroll
7:30 pm

Exhibition: Journeys & Visual Poems
November 6, 2019
Journeys, an exhibit of paintings by Kate Whittaker (AC 1990), reflect impressions formed during her climate research travels to remote areas of the world. Patterns form landscapes, marks conjure ancestral presence, and ancient calligraphy evokes a shared heritage. The process can involve forty or more layers of paint, while accents of micaceous paint illuminate and grow quiet with the changing light. Visual Poems, in traditional scroll format, are a natural offshoot of these layered paintings and combine details of her paintings and photographs to form narratives of their own. On view Sept. 6-Dec. 17. Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.
Alumnae House Gallery, 33 Elm St.
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Making as Climate Justice Activism
November 6, 2019

Capen Annex: Design Thinking
6:00 pm