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01/17/2017 Digest

Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility Releases Interim Report

The Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility (ACIR) consults with the college’s Investment Committee on social issues relevant to investing and helps ensure the endowment continues to be invested in a manner consistent with—and supportive of—the college's mission and values. The ACIR recently issued a report that recaps the group's work over the past year and outlines its goals for 2017. For more information on the committee and to read the report, visit

Register Now for Spring HR Workshops

The Office of Human Resources Learning and Development spring 2017 workshops are now open for registration. Please visit for a full listing of available learning and development opportunities, and to register to attend. Opportunities include training on the new annual performance review process, professional development, physical, emotional, and financial wellness, and technology training.

Campus Construction Updates

Looking for the latest information on the library renovation or other construction projects on campus? A "Project Update Map" on the Facilities Management website offers project descriptions, updates on road closings and other details about building renovations. To view, visit For details about library services during the library renovation, visit

Staff Council and Faculty Council: Soup and Spuds
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Kick off the spring semester with a baked potato and soup bar, co-sponsored by Staff Council and Faculty Council.

Farewell Reception for Kay Barbieri
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 3:30 p.m., Alumnae House Living Room

We invite friends and colleagues of Kay Barbieri to a reception in her honor as we say farewell and celebrate her 25 years at Smith. Kay began her career at Smith in 1992 working for the Alumnae Association for what was then, the Alumnae Fund. For the last 20 years she has worked in Development. Kay has made many friends and has worked closely with several departments across campus. We hope you will join us on Wednesday, January 18th at 3:30 in the Alumnae House Living Room, as we wish her well.

Donate Your Books

The Campus Center Book Nook, located in the Goldstein Lounge, is looking for donations. If you are doing a little cleaning or reorganization know that the Book Nook will take your books. The Book Nook is available to the entire community to donate, borrow or take a book. Donations can be brought to the Campus Center 106 OSE Office and we thank you in advance for your contribution.

Acupuncture Clinic, Reopened Monday, Jan. 9

Group acupuncture will be offered to students free of charge on Mondays/Tuesdays from 9 a.m to 1 p.m at the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness. Initial visits are one-hour long, please arrive ten minutes early; Biweekly, follow-up visits are 45 minutes. Please note there is a 24 hour cancellation policy. Current students may sign up at For more information, call 413-585-2250.

CANCELED: 'OCD in the Classroom'
Tuesday, Jan. 17

Because of expected inclement weather, this talk by Denise Egan Stack, LMHC, has been canceled.

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Will Offer Presidential Colloquium
Monday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m., John M. Greene Hall

Prominent MSNBC news anchor Rachel Maddow will speak as part of a Presidential Colloquium offering bipartisan Reflections on the 2016 Presidential Election; Republican strategist and CNN political commentator Ana Navarro will speak as part of the colloquium at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24.The event is open to the public at no charge; no tickets are required. Maddow hosts MSNBC’s Emmy Award-winning The Rachel Maddow Show and is the author of DRIFT: The Unmooring of American Military Power, which debuted at number one on the New York Times bestsellers list in March 2012. More information: Floor seats are reserved for Smith College faculty, students, staff and alumnae with Smith IDs. Members from the general public will will offered balcony seating. Doors will open at 9 a.m.

Presidential Colloquium: Republican Strategist and CNN Commentator Ana Navarro
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 5 p.m., John M. Greene Hall

Republican strategist and CNN political commentator Ana Navarro will speak as part of a bipartisan Reflections on the 2016 Presidential Election; MSNBC news anchor Rachel Maddow will speak as part of the colloquium at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23. Navarro -- who made headlines when she criticized then presidential candidate Donald Trump for making derogatory remarks about women in a leaked videotape from 2005 -- supported Jeb Bush’s candidacy in 2016. A commentator with CNN, she also is a contributor to news outlets including Telemundo and ABC News. For more information on Navarro, visit or

Alumna Artist Discusses the Inspiration Behind 'At the Gates of Memory'; Exhibit Ends
Wednesday, Jan. 18

To hear Smith alumna Elizabeth Pols discuss the inspiration behind the paintings and sculptures in her show "At the Gates of Memory," watch the video at The exhibit is on view in the Alumnae House Gallery through Wednesday, Jan. 18. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

'Lit: studies in ephemeral funk and electrical outlets,' An Art Installation by Kandy Littrell
Through January 28 , M-F, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oresman Gallery, Hillyer

Take a mind-trip back to a time when creative "housewives" crafted table lamps from wine bottles and pickle jars (long before the dawn of the Martha Stewart era). Bring along a dose of hallucinogens and a large helping of hoarding instincts, and you will arrive at "Lit: studies in ephemeral funk and electrical outlets, an art installation by Kandy Littrell. December 5 through Jan 28, 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday at the Oresman Gallery, Smith College.

Inauguration Day Lunch and Reflection
Friday, Jan. 20, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Jandon Center for Community Engagement, and the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity are hosting a lunch for the Smith community to come together in the spirit of support and solidarity on the day of the Presidential Inauguration. It will be a time of conversation, community building, and resource sharing. RSVP to For more information, contact

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