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05/23/2017 Digest

eDigest Summer Schedule Begins
Tuesday, May 23

As of Tuesday, May 23, the Smith eDigest will begin the summer distribution schedule with one edition a week, every Tuesday. The deadline for submissions intended for each Tuesday edition will be every Monday at 4 p.m. The eDigest summer schedule will continue through August 17. The academic year eDigest schedule, with editions every Tuesday and Thursday, will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 22. Send any inquiries to

Neilson Library Closed
as of Sunday, May 21

Neilson Library will close on May 21 to make way for construction of the new Neilson (opening fall 2020). On June 1, Young Library will open as the central campus location. Hillyer and Josten Libraries will continue to provide services throughout. The book and journal print collections will be unavailable June 10-September 4 while they are moved into the Five College Library Annex. Requests resume on September 5. Special Collections in Alumnae Gym will close at 5 p.m. May 20 until September 4, 2017; remote research assistance will be available. For complete information see Libraries in Transition

Mail Services Closed
Tuesday, May 23, Noon-1:30 p.m.

Mail Services will be closed Monday, May 23, from noon-1:30 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Save the Date: Farewell Reception for Kim Bierwert and Karen Klinger
Thursday, June 22, 4 p.m., Paradise Room, Conference Center

Come celebrate Kim Bierwert's and Karen Klinger's retirement from Smith College Athletics. Together they have dedicated over 60 years to the college. Cash bar with light refreshments will be served.

Sophia Smith House Sale

The Sophia Smith home in Hatfield is being offered for sale. This offer of sale is limited to Smith College faculty and staff. To learn more about the details on the sale and to view the photo gallery, visit

Student Financial Services Will Close at Noon
Friday, May 26

Student Financial Services office will close at noon for a staff function. We will re-open Tuesday, May 30, at 8:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion on 'Place and Practice: History, Geography and the New Latin American Studies'
Wednesday, May 24, 4 p.m., Seelye 201

This panel, featuring four scholars in Latin American history and geography, is part of a Kahn Institute short-term symposium that will bring together voices from the Smith and Five College communities to explore from multiple perspectives the emerging intersections of Latin American history, geography and new digital and quantitative data technologies. Questions to be addressed include: How are new digital and quantitative data technologies transforming research in these fields? How can history and Latin American Studies contribute to STEM fields? Refreshments served. Panelists: Juanita Sundberg, University of British Columbia; Adam Bledsoe, Indiana University; Kris Lane, Tulane; and Daniel Franken, UCLA.

SSW Lydia Rapoport Lecture: 'The Courage to Remain'
Sunday, June 4, 4:15 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Songwriter, poet, and mental health advocate Meg Hutchinson shares her perspective on living and thriving with Bipolar disorder. Hutchinson will explore the symptoms, progression, and treatment of the illness over the course of 23 years of lived experience. The convocation address will offer insight into issues of suicide prevention, family dynamics, what it means to “heal” while managing an illness of the brain, and the power of remaining fearlessly present in treating and living with a mood disorder. For information about this and other events in the 2017 SSW Public Lecture Series, visit

Smith Class of 1967 Art Exhibition
April 26-August 4, Alumnae House Gallery

The Smith College Class of 1967 celebrates its 50th reunion with a juried exhibition of works created by 19 artist members of the class. Smith '67 features paintings, drawings, prints and photographs. The exhibition is on view and open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Summer hours begin May 30: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

'Conversations: Movement Over Time' by Lisa Smith '86 and K Staelin '87 on View Through May 31
, Oresman Gallery, Hillyer

First meeting as Smith College roommates, Lisa Smith '86 and K Staelin '87 have shared an aesthetic conversation for over 30 years. The artworks in this exhibition capture this extended dialogue and explore the dynamism of how they perceive and interact with objects. The exhibition is on view from Wednesday, May 17, to Wednesday, May 31.. Oresman Gallery is open M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed on Memorial Day.

Update: Register Now for Community Dialogue on Race
June 2 and 3, Jandon Center, Wright Hall

The Smith Community and Hampshire County residents are invited to attend a Dialogue on Race on Friday, June 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (lunch provided). The free event will address the issue of racism both locally and nationally; experienced facilitators Kent Alexander and Jeff Harness will lead the dialogue. Sponsors include Cooley Dickinson Health Care, United Way of Hampshire County and the Jandon Center for Community Engagement. Attendance is limited to 30 people, participants must attend both Friday evening and Saturday. Register by calling 888-554-4234 by Tuesday, May 30th.

Register Now for Empower Basketball Academy for Girls
June 26-29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ainsworth Gym

Empower Basketball Academy at Smith College will be held on June 26-29th for girls ages 7-16. For more information, download registration forms at under "Camps and Clinics," or sign up online at

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