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10/17/2019 Digest

Sherrerd Center Teaching Fellows Program

The Sherrerd Center offers teachers an opportunity to talk with a colleague about anything related to your teaching or some aspect of the teaching-learning process. Sherrerd fellows/mentors are Al Rudnitsky and Liz Pryor and they are available to all people who teach for a confidential and not evaluative consultation. If you are interested in reaching out to a mentor, please fill out this form: Topics to discuss may include sequencing a course or lesson, getting students to be more aware of their own learning, assessment, grading, designing group activities, establishing norms, and making sense of student feedback.

Sherred Center Pedagogical Partners Program Information Session
Thursday, Oct. 17, 4:15 p.m., SR 103

The Sherrerd Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce a reimagining of our pedagogical partnerships program for the Spring 2020 semester with a more flexible, sustainable model that we think fits our institution. We seek to support faculty members working in partnership with students as pedagogical partners in their classes, and we imagine that there are various models that fall under this umbrella. We will hold an informational meeting on Thursday October 17th at 4:15 pm in SR 103 to discuss this revised program – all are welcome.

President's Open Office Hour
Monday, Oct 21, 4 - 5 p.m., President's Office, College Hall

The President's door is open to all students and staff to drop in between 4 - 5 p.m. and share with her what is on your mind. No scheduling is needed.

What is OPT?!: An Information Session for Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 4:15 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

For those faculty and staff who work with international students and feel under-equipped to advise them about their plans for work in the US. Come to the LGSC to learn about Optional Practical Training (OPT), which international students use in order to work in the US after graduation. The ISSO will dedicate this info session specifically to faculty and staff, to help you understand some of the basics - and the limitations - of OPT, and to help you better advise and relate to international students as they navigate US immigration systems. Come with all your questions and confusions!

Seats Still Available for ‘Getting Organized with Google Apps’
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1 p.m., Campus Center 205

Leverage the features of Google apps to organize your email communications, schedule, task lists, files, notes and more. Are you looking for ways to better organize your Inbox and manage your email? Learn how to keep track of information across the various Google apps. Are you unsure how to achieve the kind of organization you once had when work was more paper-based? Learn simple, effective strategies for improving the organization of work and information. Tools: Gmail, Calendar, Drive and other Google apps. Presented by Peggy Pryor, Training & Outreach Manager, ITS. Register by visiting

Deadline extended for the 2020-2021 Kahn longterm project faculty and staff applications
Thursday, Oct. 24, Kahn Institute, 21 Henshaw Ave

The application deadline has been extended to October 24 for both 20-21 Kahn long-term projects, Climate Change: From Slow Violence to Fast Hope, organized by Michele Wick, Psychology, and Lily Gurton-Wachter, English Language and Literature, and Technophilia Technoskepticism, organized by Dana Leiboshn, Art, and Jon Caris, Environmental Science & Policy. For a full description of each project and to apply, please go to

Sherrerd Teaching Awards Ceremony
Monday, Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Smith students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate this year's recipients of the Sherrerd Prizes for Distinguished Teaching: Randi Garcia, assistant professor of psychology and statistical and data sciences; Judith Keyler-Mayer, senior lecturer in German studies; and Kiki Smith ’71, professor of theatre ( An awards ceremony featuring the honorees' current and former students and faculty colleagues, will be held in the Campus Center Carroll Room, followed by a reception open to all in Wilson Atrium.

Register Now for the ‘Demonstration of 25Live Pro’ Demonstration
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1:30 - 3 p.m., Campus Center 205

25Live as we now know it will be a thing of the past on November 5, when the new program, called 25Live Pro, will be installed. Most of the features you now use will remain intact. This demonstration of Pro will show you some of the ways that it differs from 25Live in its functionality and navigation, highlighting some tips to use and steps you can take now to make this transition easier. Come hear about and see it before you have to start using it. Presented by Kathy San Antonio. Register by visiting .

‘Actualize Your Goals’ Workshop - Seats Still Available
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2 - 3:30 p.m., Campus Center 205

This workshop will help participants clarify and prioritize what is most important to them, identify specific goals, and provide the structure to help achieve them. The exercises are helpful to anyone who would like a toolbox of effective practices to support their personal and professional growth. Each participant will receive a guided journal with a collection of evidence-based writing exercises that help people clarify and follow through on their goals. Presented by Jessica Gifford (THRIVE). Register by visiting .

Emulate wants your submissions

Emulate, Smith's first art and culture magazine, wants your poetry, essays, art work, photography, fiction, or ruminations related to the theme of adolescence. We aim to bridge the creative communities at Smith, Northampton, and the other Five Colleges. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit to before Oct. 25th.

Campus Police Awareness Programs and Workshops

The Campus Police Department offers awareness programs free of charge to the Smith College community. Programs help provide education, safety strategies and awareness, in difficult situations. Workshops and programs are open to all members of the Smith College community. Students can schedule a ride-along with an officer to have a more one-on-one conversation about their role in serving our community. Self defense workshops is another program we offer. The program trains in basic self-defense and offers viable options when confronted with various threats of violence. Hall Talk is also available for Teas, to discuss concerns. Follow the link

#DiggingTheCollections Contest Now Accepting Entries!

All Smith students are invited to compete in the campus-wide #DiggingTheCollections contest. Submit your most thrilling/interesting/strange/cool finds from the Libraries’ Special Collections for a chance to win cash prizes! Submissions are due November 4th. For all contest details, visit

Meet the Finalists for OEI's Inclusion Education Trainer/Facilitator Position

The Office for Equity and Inclusion thanks all of you who gave us feedback on our finalists for the Program/Outreach Coordinator position. We hired Raven Fowlkes-Witten, who will serve also as the point person and advocate for undocumented, trans, and gender non-conforming students. Next we welcome your feedback on finalists for the Facilitator/Trainer position. This staff member will offer equity and inclusion related facilitation and training for the entire campus and serve as a point person for low-income, first-generation, and/or other students. We anticipate candidates visiting the week of October 21 & 28. Express your interest via

Global Salon with Prof. Neriko Doerr
Thursday, Oct. 17, 12:15 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

“Risks and Hopes of Community Engagement and Service Learning at the Global Level” Neriko Doerr, Assistant Professor, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies, will explore ways to enhance positive results and avoid negative consequences in community engagement.

Morocco Global Flex Info Session
Thursday, Oct. 17, 12:15 p.m., CEEDS, Wright

Learn more about the Global FLEX program, which examines the multifaceted dimension of climate change in a middle-income country with a particular focus on issues of environmental justice. Lunch will be provided.

Submit to Labrys Art & Literature

Submit your art, poetry, and short prose (up to 4000 words) to Labrys Art & Literature to be considered for the 2020 edition. Please send all submissions to

Study Abroad in Florence, Italy
Thursday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m., Hatfield Hall 105

Imagine yourself in Florence, Italy! Come to Hatfield Hall 105 to learn about our Study Abroad Program. This is an intensive cultural experience. Semester and year-long options available. Take classes in all disciplines at the Smith Center and at the University of Florence. Pursue internships! Examples are museums, libraries, scientific laboratories... Volunteer with service organizations. Become a global citizen!

Walk for Health
Thursday, Oct. 17, 4 p.m., MacLeish Field Station

Head off campus to enjoy the meditative and rejuvenating effects of being in nature. The MacLeish Field Station interns are offering a Thursday afternoon walk for health. Surround yourself in the beauty of New England autumn, reduce stress, and enjoy being physical during this short off campus outing from 4pm to 6pm. Sign up to reserve a seat in our van at and meet at the Chapin loading dock.

Connecting the Global Dots: Co-curricular opportunities to enhance the Smith global experience
Friday, Oct. 18, 4 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

This session will provide students with the opportunity to learn how other areas of campus can help students enhance their global experience. Representatives from various centers and offices will speak about how career opportunities, service and community engagement, summer/j-term study abroad, funding for international experiences can enhance and strengthen a student’s preparation for study abroad.

Global Salon with Emiko Soltis
Friday, Oct. 18, 5 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

"Sanctuary in the New ICE Age: Freedom University and the Undocumented Student Movement in the Deep South" Freedom University Executive Director, Dr. Laura Emiko Soltis, and students will share their personal stories of what it is like to teach and learn in the one true sanctuary campus in the world where every student is undocumented, and lead a conversation about what the idea of sanctuary requires of all of us in an age of ICE, immigrant detention, and mass deportation.

Global Encounters International Photography Exhibit
Friday, Oct. 18 - Thursday, Oct 31, Nolen Art Lounge, Campus Center

The Lewis Global Studies Center Global Encounters Photo contest provides a venue for Smith students to share their global experiences with the Smith community. All Smith students are encouraged to submit entries depicting a global encounter they experienced abroad or within the United States. All submissions will be displayed in the Nolen Art Lounge from October 18–October 31, 2019.

Wholeness Acupuncture
Friday & Monday, Oct. 18 & 21, 10 a.m., Schacht Center Classroom

Join wellness Services for Wholeness in the Upstairs Schacht Center Classroom. Make your appointment here:

Boathouse open last weekend!
Friday, Oct. 18, 3 p.m., Boathouse

This is the last weekend the Paradise Pond Boathosue will be open this Fall. Closed for winter. Come down one last time to canoe or kayak on the pond and Mill river! Open Friday 3-6, Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm

Yes, Athletes Can Study Abroad, Too!
Saturday, Oct. 19, 8:30 a.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Join in a conversation with Shanti Freitas, Hall of Fame Inductee 2019, on how to make study abroad one of your options at Smith.

This Ish is For Us Too!
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m., Mwangi Center, Davis

Join BSA and ODS (Office of Disability Services) for an afternoon of an in depth discussion on disability and the cultural stigmas surrounding it. Learn about the resources that ODS has readily available to you and how to customize them to fit your identity. Tea and desserts from Haymarket provided.

Museum Volunteer Program Orientation III - Be Our MVP!
Sunday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m., Museum of Art

The final Museum Volunteer Orientation of the semester is coming up! Sign up to support public and student programs throughout the year by staffing the events and assisting behind the scenes at Smith College Museum of Art. Engage family audiences in making art and having fun in the Museum. Help connect fellow students to SCMA. Help out at programs like Free Community Day, Second Fridays, Night at Your Museum, and more! Sign up here:

Skidmore in Madrid Information Session
Monday, Oct. 21, 12:15 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Come and learn more about the Skidmore in Madrid study abroad program. The director of the Skidmore program will be on campus to talk about the program's highlights including direct enrollment opportunities in Spanish university classes that offer a broad range of curricular choices, exposure to Spain's capital city and cultural immersion as well as superior onsite support at the program center. Pizza will be provided for the first 25 students.

Award-Winning Author/Illustrator Bryan Collier - Lunch and Conversation
Monday, Oct. 21, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 102

Bryan Collier, award winning author and illustrator, will be visiting Smith College as part of the Campus School's Innovation Challenge Grant “New Narratives: Bringing Children's Book Creators of Color to Smith.” This casual afternoon event will include a free pizza lunch and conversation with the artist.

Junior Community Health Organizer Open House
Monday, Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m., Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

Join a group of students who are passionate about educating others about health-related topics from stress management to alcohol to healthy relationships. Current CHOs will answer your questions about the program and you will experience what one of our meetings is like.

AKP Study Abroad in Japan Info session
Thursday, Oct. 22, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Are you interested in spending a semester or a year in Kyoto, Japan? Come to the AKP Study Abroad Information session to learn more about the Associated Kyoto Program. All Five College students welcome.

Smith in Geneva Information Session
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 12:15 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Come learn about the exciting opportunities offered by the Smith in Geneva program. Home to the United Nations, Geneva is a cosmopolitan city located on the beautiful Lac Léman. Study at the University of Geneva and its affiliated institutes. International internship opportunities are available with human rights, security, global health and development organizations.

Sophomores! Meet your Class Dean
Wednesday, Oct. 23, Noon, Campus Center Main Level Table

Sophomores! On your way through the Campus Center stop by and say hello to Sophomore Class Dean, Tina Wildhagen.  Dean Wildhagen is Associate Professor in the Sociology department. We'll have a table of seasonal treats, handouts, music, and answer any general questions you may have about the Class Dean office!

Sophomores! 12-College Exchange Information Session
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 102

Sophomores, are you interested in studying elsewhere in the United States? The Junior and Ada Comstock Class Dean, Andrea Rossi-Reder, will present information about the 12-College Exchange Program for those who wish to apply for the 2020 / 2021 academic year, including Williams Mystic and the National Theater Institute programs. The session will be held in Seelye 102.

what i thought i saw: Photos & Stories that Challenge, Exhibit Opening and Talk
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

By posting photos of Smith community members next to their one-page personal story, this project challenges the way we look at things, battling implicit bias, and bringing everyone to a common place of humanity. It is not a didactic appeal but rather a personal experience that engages us and tempts us to move beyond that first mental paragraph of who we think someone is. Helping people from all backgrounds flourish at Smith. Refreshments will be served. at the exhibit opening and talk, Wednesday, Oct 23. Portraits and stories will remain up through Wednesday, Nov 6.

Smith in Hamburg
Thursday, Oct. 24, 12:15 p.m., Hatfield 204

Come learn about the Smith in Hamburg Study Abroad Program.

Fellowships and Study Abroad
Thursday, Oct. 24, 12:15 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

This information session will provide a brief overview of study abroad options—semester, academic year, J term, summer—and sources of Smith funding—as well as information about fellowships available before graduation that help fund study abroad (esp. for summer).

Jean Picker Semester-in-Washington Program Info Session
Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Seelye Hall 110

Jean Picker Semester-in-Washington Program, Information Session, Thursday, October 24, 7:00 p.m., Seelye Hall 110

Study Abroad Info Session for Engineering Majors
Thursday, Oct. 24, 12:15 p.m., Ford 240

Engineering majors interested in studying abroad should come to this information session. The session will include important information about the steps students need to take in order to obtain study abroad approval from the Engineering department as well as the study abroad office.

Global FLEX Japan Info Session
Friday, Oct. 25, 12:15 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Come and learn more about the the Global FLEX Japan program. The program will bring students to Kyoto University for a three week intensive study focused on Buddhist Studies: doctrine, history, art and architecture, performing arts (tea, Noh), martial arts, contemporary philosophy, Buddhist psychology, ritual and contemplative practice, and visits to temples and other sites.

Lewis Global Studies Center Open House during Family Weekend
Friday, Oct. 25, 2:30 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Visit the Lewis Global Studies Center and learn more about study abroad and other global learning opportunities at Smith College. A brief presentation will be offered at 2:45 and staff will be available afterward for questions and conversation .

Family Weekend
Friday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m., Campus Center 103/4

Family Weekend is almost upon us. Please invite your friends and family to spend the weekend at Smith experiencing all the special events that will be offered. There will be a hospitality suite open for all on Friday the 25th and Saturday the 26th. The complete schedule is on line and on the CORQ app.

CEEDS' Annual Apple Cider Pressing
Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m., Chapin Loading Dock

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 fresh, local, and sustainable food! Help us press apples into cider and then have a cup together with a cider donut and/or try out some of the many heirloom apple varieties available locally. [This event will be canceled in the event of bad weather.]

Volunteer with Pioneer Valley Worker's Center: Co-op Farm Clean Up Day
Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. - noon

Connect with the Community Service Office at Smith to help in a local farm clean up day via the Pioneer Valley Workers Center. If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to Teniel Rhiney ( to sign up for this event on Saturday, October 26th, from 9 a.m. - noon. We will provide a ride, coffee, and cider.

Economics Study Abroad Information Session
Monday, Oct. 28, 4 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Learn about studying Economics abroad during your Junior year at Smith. Info session will be led by Professor Mahnaz Mahdavi, the Economics Study Abroad Adviser, along with students who have just studied abroad on hand to share their experiences. Tea and desserts will be served.

Study Abroad Isn't So Scary!
Monday, Oct. 28, 4 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Join the Study Abroad Peer Advisers for a pre-Halloween edition of our general study abroad information session. If you are a sophomore thinking about going abroad next year, or a first year trying to get ahead, this is the best way to learn about what you'll need to do to make study abroad a reality!

Study Abroad Info Session for Economics Majors
Monday, Oct. 28, 4 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Economics majors interested in studying abroad should come to this information session. The session will include information different popular programs for ECO majors as well as the steps students need to take in order to apply for study abroad approval.

Black Women Needed for Stress and Vascular Function Study, Ainsworth Gym

The Vascular Function Research Laboratory at Smith College is evaluating the relationship between experiences of stress, discrimination and blood vessel function in young, Black women, ages 18-24. If you are healthy and do not have cardiovascular disease or certain risk factors, you may qualify to participate. This study will provide you with information about your blood pressure and blood sugar and cholesterol via fingerstick blood draw. You will be asked to complete one approximately two hour study visit. You will be compensated $30 if you complete the study. If you are interested, please contact: or 413-585-7034.

CORRECTED DATE Department of Sociology Presentation of the Major
Thursday, Oct. 17, 12:10 - 1:10 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Come join the Faculty and current Majors and see how exciting Sociology is and learn how you can become a Major in Sociology. Lunch will be served.

Presentation of the Major in Medieval Studies
Thursday, Oct. 17, 12:15 p.m., Wright 002

The Presentation of the Major in Medieval Studies will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12:15 p.m. in Wright 002. A pizza lunch will be provided.

Presentation of the Italian Studies Major and Minor
Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:15 p.m., Hatfield Hall 105

Come to Hatfield Hall 105 to meet the Italian Studies faculty and learn about the Major and Minor in Italian Studies. Prior to this presentation at 5:00 pm there will be an information session on the Smith in Florence study abroad program. Pizza and beverages will be available at 5:45 pm.

Middle East Studies: Presentation of the Major
Monday, Oct. 21, 12:10 -1 p.m., Wright Hall 002

Meet the faculty in Middle East Studies in Wright Hall 002 during the Presentation, 12:10-1:00pm and learn more about the Major and Minors in Middle East Studies. Pizza lunch.

Presentation of the Major in World Literatures
Monday, Oct. 21, 4:15 p.m., Campus Center 102

The Program in World Literatures (previous called Comparative Literature) invite all interested students to the Presentation of the Major on Monday, October 21st in Campus Center room 102 beginning at 4:10. Many of the program's faculty members will be there, representing language departments and Classics, just to name a few. If you have taken a World Literatures course and are considering it as your major, or just want to know more about the Program, you are welcome to attend. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Presentation of the Logic Minor
Monday, Oct. 21, 2:15 p.m., Dewey Philosophy Lounge

Come to the Presentation of the Logic Minor on Monday, October 21 at 12:15 p.m. in Dewey 102. Lunch will be provided.

Archives Concentration
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 4:15 p.m., Campus Center 204

Presentation of the Minor in Ancient Studies
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 12:10 p.m., Dewey Philosophy Lounge

The Presentation of the Minor in Ancient Studies will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. in the Dewey Hall Philosophy Lounge. A pizza lunch will be provided.

Music Presentation of the Major
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 4 p.m., Green Room, Sage

Meet program faculty and student liaisons, learn about course offerings, the major and minor requirements, events, and news! Snacks will be served.

Presentation of the Art Major and Minor
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 12:15 p.m., Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer

Come and meet the Art Department Faculty and learn more about the major and minor in the Jannotta Gallery at Hillyer Hall. The Department of Art believes that there is equal weight given to studio practice and historical analysis. Courses focus on images and the built environment and seek to foster an understanding of visual culture and human expression in a given time and place. There is one art major, which may be taken in one of three variations: History of Art, Studio Art, and Architecture. LUNCH WILL BE SERVED

Biochemistry Presentation of the Major
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m., Ford Hall Atrium

Learn about the latest research in the department and meet the faculty. Dinner will be served.

Economics: Presentation of the Major
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 12:10 p.m., Seelye 201

Meet the Economics faculty in Seelye 201 and learn more about the Major and Minors in Economics. Pizza lunch!

Presentation of the Major in History
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 12:10 p.m., Dewey Common Room

The Presentation of the Major in History will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 12:10 p.m. in the Dewey Common Room. Pizza will be provided.

Classics and Classical Studies Presentation of the Majors
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 003

The department of classical languages and literatures will host the Classics and Classical Presentation of the Majors on Wednesday, October 23 at 12:15 p.m. in Campus Center 003. Meet the members of the department and hear from current Classics and Classical Studies majors. Lunch will be served.

Philosophy Department Presentation of the Major and Minor
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 12:15 p.m., Dewey Philosophy Lounge

The Philosophy Department will host a presentation of the Philosophy major and minor on Wednesday, October 23 at 12:15 p.m. Meet the faculty and hear from some of the current majors. Lunch will be provided.

Computer Science Presentation of the Major, Free lunch provided
Wednesday, October 23, 12:10 p.m., Ford Hall Atrium

Computer Science Presentation of the Major, Free lunch will be provided

Religion department
Thursday, Oct. 24, 12:15 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Meet faculty and students and learn about the study of Religion at Smith. Buffet lunch.

East Asian Languages & Literatures and East Asian Studies Presentation of the Major and Minor
Thursday, Oct. 24, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 205

Presentation of the Major and Minor in East Asian Languages & Literatures and East Asian Studies. Come explore the languages, literatures and cultures of China, Japan and Korea. Meet the faculty and talk with our majors, minors and liaisons. Lunch will be provided!

Statistical and Data Sciences Presentation of the Major
Thursday, October 24, 12:15 p.m., Ford Hall Atrium

Undeclared? Come hear about the SDS major! All current majors and minors are welcome! Free lunch served from Teapot!

Presentation of the major and minors in Mathematics and Statistics
Thursday, Oct. 24, 12:15 p.m., 3rd floor Burton

The presentation of the major and minors in Mathematics and Statistics will take place Thursday, October 24 at 12:15 in the Math Forum, 3rd floor Burton. Come learn about the options for majoring or minoring in Mathematics and Statistics. Lunch will be served.

Presentation of the Minor and the Non-Major in Linguistics
Thursday, Oct. 24, Noon, Bass Hall 4th floor lounge

Learn more about Linguistics at Smith and meet linguists on Thursday, Oct 24 at noon in Bass Hall fourth floor lounge. Food and drink will be provided.

Presentation of the German Studies Major/Minor and Hamburg Program
Thursday, Oct. 24, 12:15 p.m., Hatfield Hall 204

Come to Hatfield Hall 204 for information on the Study Abroad program in Hamburg, Germany and the German Studies Major and Minor. Smith in Hamburg presentation will begin at 12:15 pm and the presentation of the German Studies Major and Minor will be from 12:45 to 1:10 pm. Pizza and drinks available beginning at 12:15.

American Studies Presentation of the Major
Monday, Oct. 28, 12:10 - 1:10 p.m., Kahn Institute, 21 Henshaw Ave

Interested in learning more about the American Studies major? Join current majors & faculty to discuss what it's all about. The Presentation of the Major in American Studies will take place on Monday, October 28, 2019, 12:00, at the Kauhn Institute. A pizza lunch will be served. All students are welcome!

Theatre Major and Minor
Monday, Oct. 28, 12:15 p.m., Green Room, Mendenhall

Learn about the theatre major and minor and opportunities in the theatre minor - meet faculty, staff, and students in the department. Lunch provided.

Buddhist Studies
Monday, Oct. 28, 4:15 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Meet the Buddhist Studies faculty and learn about the minor. Chai served.

Presentation of the Archaeology Minor
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 12:15 - 1:15, Hillyer 109

If you're fascinated by the past and interested in a collaborative, interdisciplinary course of study, come learn more about the Archaeology Minor! This program encompasses courses from Anthropology, History, Classical Languages, and more, while also emphasizing experiential learning, including work on an excavation or similar project. Held in Hillyer 109. Lunch is provided.

The Ethics Program Presentation of the Minor
Tuesday, October 29, 12:15 p.m., Dewey Philosophy Lounge

Come to the Presentation of the Ethics minor on Tuesday, October 29 at 12:15 p.m. in the Dewey House Philosophy Study, 201. Lunch will be provided.

Presentation of the Environmental Science & Policy major and minors
Thursday, Oct. 31, 12:15 p.m., McConnell 103

The Environmental Science and Policy Program offers a major and minor in environmental science and policy and a minor in marine science and policy. Faculty, student liaisons, and program staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have during this lunchtime event. Lunch provided.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02 Will Offer Presidential Colloquium
Thursday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ‘02—a filmmaker widely honored for her groundbreaking films on topics including gender equality and human rights —will deliver a Presidential Colloquium, “On Arts and Activism: Women’s Rights in a Volatile World,” Thursday, Oct. 17, at 5 p.m. in the Campus Center Carroll Room. The event will feature excerpts from Obaid-Chinoy’s latest film project, “Fundamental,” a series of five 15-minute episodes that profile women activists in a variety of countries (Brazil, Georgia, Pakistan, Kenya and the United States) working on a range of issues, including child marriage, sex education, and racial justice. More information is available online:

Abolish Big Data, Yeshimabeit Milner Founder of Data for Black Lives
Monday, Oct. 21, 5 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Yeshimabeit Milner is the Founder 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.

Floral traits mediating Pathogen Dynamics in Pollinators
Monday, Oct. 21, 4:30 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Lynn Adler, Professor, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Department of Biology, will present this talk which is part of the Fall 2019 Mary Elizabeth Dickason King M.D. Annual Lecture Series in the Life Sciences in Memory of Professor Howard Parshley. Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be served at 4:15 pm, talk to begin at 4:30 pm

Lawrence Kritzman: ‘Patrick Modiano's Dora Bruder: The Rhetoric of Mourning and the Shoah’
Monday, Oct. 21, 5 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Kritzman is the Pat and John Rosenwald Research Professor in the Arts and Sciences and professor of French and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College. Presented by the Department of French Studies and supported by the Smith College Lecture Committee, the Program in Jewish Studies and the Program in World Literatures. Free and open to the public.

Dr. Darren Byler, Terror Capitalism, Uyghur ‘Reeducation’ and the Chinese Security Industrial Complex
Monday, Oct. 21, 12:10 p.m., Seelye 201

Professor Darren Byler, Ph.D. , Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington will present his lecture at 12:10 p.m., Monday, October 21 in Seelye Hall 201. A new system of control, made up of computer-vision technologies, militarized policing, and the mass mobilization of Chinese civil servants and Han industrialists, is attempting to transform Turkic minority societies in Northwest China. This talk describes the history which produced these forms of surveillance and demonstrates the quotidian experience of their effects in Uyghur society. Sponsored by the Department of Government.

Kennedy Professor Lecture Series
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 4:30 p.m., Alumnae House Conference Hall.

The English Department is hosting this year's Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Professor in Renaissance Studies, Mary Baine Campbell, Professor Emerita at Brandeis University. She will give three lectures this semester. All will take place on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:00 in the Alumnae House Conference Hall. The second lecture of the series on October 22nd is titled, "Dreaming and Knowing: The Case of Descarte's Dreams" and the third lecture on November 18th will be "Atlantic Dreaming: Vision and Prophecy in the New World." All are welcome.

Geshe Ngawang Singey gives Buddhism talks
Wednesdays, Oct. 23 & 30, 7:30 p.m., Seelye 110

Smith College Community Religious Adviser Geshe Ngawang Singey gives two lectures. On October 23, "Equalizing and Switching Self and Other". On October 30, "Emptiness". Both in Seelye 110 at 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Department of Religion and the Ada Howe Kent fund.

Muralist and Activist Jessica Sabogal
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m., Davis Ballroom

For muralist, Jessica Sabogal, art serves as a haven, a tribute, a creative outlet of adoration and exaltation for women with stories often untold. Sabogal is an artist who continues to grow with resilience, prosper with purpose, and paint without fear. Jessica will be speaking around the October theme for the Wurtele Center for Leadership, where we will explore the arts as a medium and method for leadership and activism. 6:00 - 7:00 - Artist Lecture 7:00 - 9:00 - Makers workshop with Jessica and dinner - Make your own activist art under Jessica's expert guidance (RSVP on the Smith Social Network)

Gary Hardegree Lecture: Categorial Grammar and Categorial Logic
Thursday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

A Lecture in Honor of Albert Mosley, Professor of Philosophy: "A Celebration of a Half Century of Philosophy." Gary Hardegree, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will discuss how logical formalism is designed to model propositional reasoning and how it can be re-purposed to model grammatical reasoning - the construction of larger phrases from smaller phrases. He will also discuss what logical formalism best models grammar. Open to the public.

2019 Elizabeth Miller ’81 Lecture
Thursday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m., Paradise Room, Conference Center

The annual Elizabeth Miller ’81 lecture features Smith alumna Anne Lewis ’82 speaking on her journey From the Graveyard Shift at Alamo Rent-a-Car to the White House. Anne served as a special assistant to President Clinton on the National Economic Council staff and was twice confirmed as an assistant secretary of labor. In 2007, she founded Anne Lewis Strategies LLC which is a premier digital marketing agency for progressive nonprofits and Democractic presidential candidates. The company was acquired by Infogroup LLC in 2017; Anne continues to serves as its president. *Reception to follow.

Andrew Ford: Looking for Lyric Poetry in Homer's Iliad
Thursday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

Andrew Ford is Ewing Professor of Greek Language and Literature and Professor of Classics at Princeton University. In this talk he will focus on a handful of passages in the Iliad in which Homer portrays non-epic poetry: songs for feasts, weddings, harvests and funerals. Professor Ford will argue that in such scenes Homer was not merely providing information about archaic singing practices but was claiming a unique power for epic in contrast with other kinds of song, and that the ways he did so proved fundamental for subsequent theories of lyric poetry.

‘Moku'an's Four Sleepers: The Ultimate Zen Painting’
Monday, Oct. 28, 5 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

“The Four Sleepers” by the 14th century Japanese monk-painter Moku'an (d. 1345) has been considered one of the most profound and appealing examples of Zen art. But how, in more precise terms, is it related to the ideas and practices of Zen Buddhism? Yukio Lippit, professor of art history at Harvard University and specialist in Japanese painting of the medieval and early modern periods, explores this remarkable painting in a lecture sponsored by the Buddhist Studies program, departments of Art and East Asian Studies, and the Lecture Committee.

Love & Death in Samurai Lore, by Anne Walthall (Emerita, History, UC Irvine)
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 5 p.m., Campus Center 205

Sponsored by the Smith College Program in East Asian Studies. Free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.

Journeys & Visual Poems Exhibition, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. , Alumnae House Gallery, 33 Elm St.

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. Opening Reception: Sept. 13, 5-7 p.m.

In Concert—MFA Kera & Black Heritage featuring Mike Russell
Friday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage

The music offers an exciting mix of African rooted original compositions, in genres from throughout the African Diaspora --Afro Beats to Blues, Reggae, Brazilian, Afro Cuban, Arabic, Souland Jazz, and Rap to Gospel. The arrangements, the lyrics and the compositions are solid, highly dynamic, and speak directly to the soul, inviting one to dance and travel. The originality,versatility and flexibility of the music lets BLACK HERITAGE fit well into Jazz, R&B, and World music venues and festivals

Auditions: Fall Studio Productions
Sunday and Monday, Oct 20 & 21 , 7 - 9 p.m., Acting Studio 1, Mendenhall CPA

Helter Skelter by Neil LaBute, directed by Icarus Tyree '21 and Finding the Sun by Edward Albee, directed by G Goldberg '20 Helter Skelter: 2 actors (1 woman, one man - can be played by any gender). Finding the Sun: 8 actors (4 women, 4 men - will consider anyone of any age or gender for all roles) No appointment or preparation necessary - actors will be given sides to read from. Performances are December 6 and 7. More information available at

‘Two Flags’ film screening and director Q & A
Monday, Oct. 21, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201

"Two Flags" chronicles the life and politics of a quaint French town: Pondicherry (India). As the 4,600 Tamil French people gear up for the 2017 French presidential elections, the film explores the ideas of identity, citizenship and home in the post colonial era. Q and A with the director, Pankaj Rishi Kumar, following the screening. Sponsored by the South Asian Studies Program, Departments of Government, Sociology and French Studies, and EKTA.

Portuguese & Brazilian Studies Film Series presents ‘Underage’
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Seelye 101

Helena's career as a young public defender is put to the test when her brother Caio falls in with the wrong crowd. This drama/family film is directed by Caru Alves, 2013. and is in Portuguese with English subtitles. 90 minutes. Free and open to the public.

Schubertiade III with Jiayan Sun, piano
Thursday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Pianist Jiayan Sun presents three sonatas that span a decade of Schubert’s short career: E Minor, D. 566; A Minor, D. 845; A Major, D. 959. Schubertiade is an eight concert series celebrating the music of Franz Schubert: Sep 12, Sep 26, Oct 24, Dec 5, Feb 6, Feb 27, Apr 2, Apr 16. Presented by Sage Chamber Music Society, free and open to the public.

ASA & KSA Asian Culture Show, a Night of Performances Celebrating Various Asian Cultures
Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Asian Culture Show is an annual free event hosted by the Smith College Asian Students Association and Korean Students Association during Family Weekend. With performances from the Five-College and Boston Area, Asian Culture Show is a night of celebrating various Asian cultures. There will be refreshments and raffles.

Department of Music Family Weekend Concert, MONTAGE: Dance Party!
Saturday, Oct. 26, 4 p.m., John M. Greene Hall

Put on your dancing shoes for performances by the Smith College Orchestra, Glee Club, Chamber Singers, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Wailing Banshees, and student a cappella groups.

Chamber Music Family Weekend Concert
Sunday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Works by J. S. Bach, Leoš Janá?ek, Zoltán Kodály, W. A. Mozart and more! Katherine Saik, soprano; Marie-Volcy Pelletier, cello, Clifton J. Noble, Judith Gordon & Jiayan Sun, piano. with Tish Rosabelle '22, soprano; Bri Jefferson '20, Flute and Pianists of MUS 901: Chamber Music Allison Ahern '21, Angela Yan '23, Brianna Ray '23, Chenhui Jia '22, Isabel Panciera '23, Jenny Huo '20, Rose Evard '23, Tiffany Zhang '23, and Yena Li '21

Soup Salad Soul
Friday, Oct. 18, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Join this soulful conversation every Friday at noon over delicious homemade vegetarian soup and salad prepared by our student cook. Students, faculty and staff are invited for discussion on philosophical musings, current events, Smith issues of interest, matters of spirituality, and various other topics posed by student leaders in a welcoming environment. All faiths, non-faiths, and questioning or searching individuals are welcome. Come for the food; stay for the discussion.

Green Tara Meditation
Monday, Oct. 21 - Thursday, Oct 31, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Seelye 101

Geshe Ngawang Singey (Smith College Religious Adviser and Director of Jampel Nyingpo Ling Center for Buddhist Studies, Amherst) leads Nine Steps of Mental Quiescence ~ Green Tara Meditation Sessions with meetings October 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30 and 31 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm in Seelye 101. Attendance is not mandatory at all the sessions—select which you can go to.

Mindful Mondays
Monday, Oct. 21, Noon, Campus Center 103/4

Join us in a warm, supportive atmosphere to engage in contemplative practices, build community, and share a delicious vegetarian lunch. All are welcome!.

Kizomba: The Dance of Connection
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., Ainsworth 151

Come join Wellness Services and McCoy Jamison for a wonderful night of connection as you dance the night away with other people. The class is open to all levels and beginner-friendly. RSVP here:

Conway’s BlockChain For Social Impact
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m., Campus Center 205

Blockchain for Social Impact will be the final event of the semester in our Innovative Strategies series. 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.

Pet a Pet Day
Wednesday, Oct. 23, Noon, Tyler Lawn

Come join many fuzzy friends and give them a good pet and destress on Tyler Lawn.

Financing Life Series - Third Workshop
Thursday, Oct. 24, Noon, Campus Center 103/4

The Financing Life series is almost over, but one of the most important topics is on the horizon: taxes. Let Professor Randy Bartlett (economics) demystify the mysterious yearly phenomenon that impacts us all. In this session, you will learn the difference between deductions, adjustments and exclusions; marginal tax rates, and how to maximize your pre- and post-tax dollars. For more information, visit Lunch provided for the first 30 attendees.

Muslim Prayer Workshop
Thursday, Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Thursday - Friday, October 17-18, 2019, join Islamic teacher Heba Saleh for a two-day Prayer Workshop with dinner. The most beloved deed to Allah is prayer. Learn the salat and delve deeper into its meaning. Wuddu, ghusl, purification, acts of prayer covered in the sessions.

Learning to Meditate: Practices from Tibetan Buddhist Traditions
Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Hosted by Smith College Community Religious Adviser Geshe Ngawang Singey. These bi-weekly interactive sessions will include instruction on and practice of breathing meditation, concentration meditation, blessing meditation, and ton-len (exchange of self and other), concluding with Q &A with light refreshments.

SCJC Shabbat
Friday, Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m., Kosher Kitchen

Join the Smith College Jewish Community (SCJC) for lighting Shabbat candles and singing songs and psalms to welcome the Sabbath. Following this at 6:15 pm there will be a gourmet vegetarian dinner. All students are welcome.

Weekly Meditation
Monday, Oct. 21, 5 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend weekly mindful meditation in the tradition initiated by Zen priest and Smith Professor Ruth Ozeki. A simple relaxed silent practice of sitting and walking meditation, using chairs or floor cushions. Initial meditation instruction will be offered. All levels are welcome, with time for questions.

Smith Volleyball vs Gordon College
Friday, Oct. 18, 5 p.m., Ainsworth Gym

Smith Volleyball hosts Gordon College at 5pm in Ainsworth Gym.

Smith Field Hockey vs Babson College
Saturday, Oct. 19, Noon

Smith Filed Hockey hosts Babson College at 12pm on the turf.

Smith Soccer vs Babson College
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m.

Smith Soccer hosts Babson College at 2pm on the athletic fields.

Smith Volleyball doubleheader vs Dean College and Colby College
Saturday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m., Ainsworth Gym

Smith volleyball will host a doubleheader. They will first host Dean College at 11am, and then Colby College at 3pm in Ainsworth Gym.

Mental Health Visibility Campaign
October 20 - November 4, Campus Center Main Level Table

Join our campaign to destigmatize help seeking for mental health. Consider where you get support for your mental health. From 10/20 to 11/04, participants can tie ribbons to the CC staircase to represent the different sources of mental health support such as talking to friends, therapy, or wellness activities. Active Minds, Wellness, and Counseling are seeking community engagement in this interactive display. Together, we can encourage help seeking, represent some of the facets of mental health support that our community utilizes, and create a more accepting campus. Anonymous submissions accepted here: sign)sf_link

Nikole Hannah-Jones Lecture
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m.

This year, the Jandon Center's Jane Grossman Cecil's '50 Memorial Education Lecture and Smith's Urban Education Initiative are proud to partner with Springfield Public Forum to welcome award-winning, racial injustice investigative reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones. The event is free and open to the public, transportation will be provided to Springfield Symphony Hall to a limited number of Smith students, faculty, and staff, sign up HERE to reserve your seat. Learn more at Contact with any questions.

Star gazing
Friday, Oct. 25, 8:30 p.m., McConnell Hall roof

The Astronomy Department will hold an open house Friday, October 25, 8:30-9:30 p.m., on the roof of McConnell Hall. Come see stars, galaxies, and the remnant of a dying star through the college's telescopes. All are welcome - please dress warmly. In case of cloudy weather, we will reschedule to Saturday, October 26, 8:30-9:30 p.m. For further information or to check on weather conditions, contact Meg Thacher (, 585-3935).

Track or Treat
Friday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m., ITT

Calling all kids! Are you excited for Halloween? Us too! On Friday, October 25, join us in your scariest, goofiest, and/or funniest costumes for Track or Treat! For more information and to register, visit:

Paradise Pond Sediment Redistribution - 2 week partial drawdown of the Pond
Nov. 1 through Nov. 15

On Friday, November 1, Facilities will drawdown Paradise Pond - weather permitting. The drawdown will allow heavy equipment to enter the Pond to re-distribute sediment within the Pond, an alternative to dredging. When the work is complete the Pond will be refilled. The current shallow areas (or grassy areas) will be a minimum of 2' deep. The duration of the project will be about 2 weeks.

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