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04/18/2019 Digest


CORRECTION: President McCartney's Monthly Open Office Hour , Tuesday, April 30, 4 p.m., President's Office, College Hall

The President's door is open to all students and staff to drop in anytime between 4 and 5 p.m.

SEC Films: Sorry to Bother You , Friday, April 19, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

This screening is free and open to the entire community. Synopsis: In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green's career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.

SEC Films: Blindspotting , Saturday, April 20, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

This screening is free and open to the entire community. Synopsis: While on probation, a man begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend.

art babes @ scma: Plastic Play , Thursday & Saturday, April 25 & 27, 11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m., Museum of Art

Join museum educator Gina Hall for an artful adventure fit for toddlers and their caregivers. In April, mark Earth Month with an exploration of the special exhibition Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials. Participate in a plastic toy swap and an activity inspired by Aurora Robson's sculptures Ona and Isla. | Register by emailing scmamembers@smith.edu

Star Gazing , Friday, April 26, 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., McConnell Hall roof

Come see stars, planets, galaxies, and star clusters at the Astronomy Department open house. All are welcome - please dress very warmly. For further information or to check on weather conditions, contact Meg Thacher (mthacher@smith.edu, 585-3935).

'The Mill River Runs Through Us' Landscape Studies Lecture Series , Monday, April 29, 2:40 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Reid Bertone-Johnson will present "The Mill River Runs Through Us," the final lecture in the Spring 2019 Landscape Studies Lecture Series which is free and open to the public. For the full schedule, visit https://www.smith.edu/landscapestudies/speakers.php

Reducing Our Plastic Footprint: Experiences from the European Union , Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Did you know that the EU parliament recently approved a sweeping ban on single-use plastics and unveiled a plan to make all plastic packaging recyclable by 2030? Join Connecticut River Conservancy and the Smith College Museum of Art for a conversation with Guiliana Torta, Counsellor for Environment, Fisheries and Ocean policies at the EU Delegation to the U.S. in Washington DC. Giuliana will discuss the political context in Europe that led to this widespread plastic legislation, compare similarities and differences in the U.S. political environment, and share strategies we can implement.

Enid Silver Winslow ’54 Prize in Art History, Apply by , Tuesday, May 7, 9 a.m.

The Enid Silver Winslow '54 Prize in Art History is awarded annually for the best student paper completed for an art history course taught at Smith. Papers are judged anonymously by a committee of art history faculty. Students may submit a paper written at any point during their studies. Apply online at: https://www.smith.edu/academics/art/prizes-opportunities. Announced on Ivy Day, winners of the Winslow prize receive a substantial cash award.

John Sinton, ‘The World As Seen From Paradise Pond’ , Thursday, April 18, 7:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Paradise Pond is one of Smith College’s iconic images and perhaps its most seductive. Students of science, nature and beauty are drawn to its banks, and pairs of lovers see their reflections in its waters. Searching its depths, however, we will discover that Paradise Pond is far more than it seems, for there is a machine in this Arcadian pool. From the crest of the hill above the pond search the playing fields for ghostly images of the corn-hills of the Nonotuck. Come share this privileged perch with John Sinton, co-moderator of the Mill River Greenway Initiative. A Landscape Studies Lecture Series Presentation

SENIORS: Print Out Your Immunization Record Before May , Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

SENIORS: Congratulations! Before you leave campus in May, be sure to print out your immunization records from the patient portal. You will need them if you apply for internships, graduate school, and other opportunities in the future. Access the portal here: https://www.smith.edu/student-life/health-wellness/appointments/patient-portal

Campus Police Advisory Committee

The Campus Police Department will be currently looking for students to form a Community Advisory Committee to ensure that the department is both aware of and actively engaged in working on issues of importance to the college community. The main goal is to serve as a liaison group between students and campus police. The committee will meet once a month to discuss overlapping issues and concerns and work together toward solutions. If you would like to submit interest in joining the committee or want more information please contact Earl Brown at ebrown3@smith.edu or 413-585-2496

OPT Information Session , Thursday, April 18, 5 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

International students interested in applying for post-graduation work authorization using Optional Practical Training (OPT) are required to attend at least one OPT info session prior to scheduling an OPT application appointment with the ISSO.

Rock Climbing Trips , Sunday April 21, 9 a.m - 5 p.m., Boathouse

Rock Climbing Trip open to all level of climbers. Want to enjoy the warmer weather? Want to rock climb? Sign up for this super fun trip. No experience or gear is required! Email outdoors@smith.edu to register of if you have any questions. Rock Climbing Trip to Farley, Saturday April 27 from 9am-5pm: This trip is geared towards more advanced climbers. We'll be leading a few climbs but also setting up some top ropes too. Must be belay-certified in order to attend. Email outdoors@smith.edu to register

‘Taking the Archives Public: Opening Reception for ARX 340’ Exhibits, Performances and Refreshments , Monday, April 29, 4 p.m., Green Room, Mendenhall

Dr. Kami Fletcher, ‘Baltimore's Mount Auburn Cemetery and the African American Funeral Directresses’ , Thursday, April 18, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Dr. Kami Fletcher, Associate Professor of History, Delaware State University, will speak on "Baltimore's Mount Auburn Cemetery and the African American Funeral Directresses of Baltimore". Dr. Fletcher will trace the burial ground from its early origins through to the mid-20th century using death and burial as a dual lens to also discuss the emergence of the 19th century Black undertaker. Nineteenth century gendered norms shaped early Black undertaking often omitting Black women from this history. This talk inserts Black women back into the very narrative of undertaking that they helped to create and sustain. Sponsored by the Anthropology department.

2019 Facilities Management Summer Employment Program, Apply by , Friday, April 26, 4:30 p.m.

We are accepting applications for summer positions in Facilities Management. We have a limited number of opening available. If there are any vacancies available once returning workers are hired, new applicants will be contacted according to the priority list. On-line applications for new hires must be submitted by Friday, April 26, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. As a reminder, priority for filling positions goes first to eligible returning workers from the previous summer, Smith College undergraduate students, then to undergraduate college age dependents and then to high school age dependents. Apply on-line at https://smithcollege.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/smithcollege/job/Smith-College/XMLNAME-2019-Summer-Employment-Program_R-201900172

MEASLES outbreaks spreads to Massachusetts. Are you protected?

In light of this week's Measles outbreak in Massachusetts, The Schacht Center for Health and Wellness again strongly urges students, staff and faculty to check their vaccination status and that of their families. As we approach commencement and high-travel season of summer internships, vacation, summer camps, and adventure, risk of contagion is heightened. Students may receive vaccine at the Schacht Center. Learn more about the April, 2019 Massachusetts case at bit.ly/measles-mass Learn more about Measles at bit.ly/are-you-protected.

CPT Q&A Sesssion , Wednesday, April 24, 4:15 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

International students interested in applying for work authorization in order to accept summer internships and other employment opportunities can attend to learn more about getting work authorization through Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

‘Family Matters: Intersections of Family & Gender in Criminal Court’ , Thursday, April 18, 4:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

In her Sociology Honors Thesis, Katharina Geppert explores how judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys utilize the family ties of criminal defendants to make detention and sentencing decisions in court. It examines how gendered roles, norms and expectations for the family, parenthood and childhood in American society shape perceptions of criminality, culpability, dangerousness and sociability.

A Beethoven Cycle: The Complete Piano Sonatas with Jiayan Sun Final Recital , Thursday, April 18, 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Sage Chamber Music Society presents: A Beethoven Cycle: The complete Piano Sonatas Recital VIII: Sonatas 30-32. Jiayan Sun concludes his traversal of Ludwig van Beethoven’s masterworks with the last three sonatas. Join us after the event in the Conference Center to celebrate the conclusion of this remarkable year-long series. Free and open to the public.

Upper College Lane Closure , Monday April 22, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Please note that we will be closing College Lane to traffic from Elm Street to Greene St starting at 7AM and lasting until 4PM on Monday April 22 to allow for a crane to hoist equipment onto the roof of Sabin Reed roof as part of the on-going HVAC project.

AFR Special Film presentation of ‘The Fits’ , Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m., Seelye 101

THE FITS is a psychological portrait of 11 year-old Toni--a tomboy assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati's West End. Enamored by the power and confidence of this strong community of girls, Toni eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills, and even pierces her own ears to fit in. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni's desire for acceptance is twisted. THE FITS is a fascinating film, and open to all free of charge.

The Daffodil Run with Big Brothers, Big Sisters , Sunday, April 28, 9:30 a.m.

Come volunteer at Big Brothers Big Sisters' annual 5K run/walk & 10K run on Sunday, April 28th from 9:30 am-12 pm! This is one of their biggest fundraising events, over 1,000 participants are expected on race day, and they need help making this day great! All volunteers receive a free lunch that day and transportation will also be provided. Sign up at https://forms.gle/hx9cGLVi9Fjo9Mw18. Email erhyu@smith.edu for any questions.

2019 Mary Maples Dunn Prize, Apply by , Friday, April 26

Mary Maples Dunn Prize awarded for an essay written within the current or the three preceding semesters in a regular course cross-listed in East Asian Studies regardless of course prefix. Essays originally submitted in seminars, for special studies or as honors theses are not eligible. All essays should indicate for which course and in which semester they were originally written. Send submissions via email as a clearly marked pdf document to Kathleen Gauger, kgauger@smith.edu. Students may submit only one essay for the competition per year.

EALL Film Series: Bandhobi (Korea, 2009) , Friday, April 19, 7 p.m., Seelye 106

EALL Film Series on Hometown and Identity. Friday, April 19: Bandhobi (Korea, 2009), 7:00 p.m., Seelye 106. Snacks provided! Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.

Opening Reception for ‘Other Worlds’: An Exhibition of Senior Art Majors , Friday, April 19, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Jannotta & Oresman Galleries, Hillyer

‘Other Worlds’ features the work of ten Smith College senior art majors. Rosalie Biffis, Caitlin Blanding, Alana Kepler, Cassidy Lewis, Lauren Mitchell, Abbey Pechman, Nina Sajankila, Dana Smith, Mia Taj, and Raegan Thomas will be exhibiting in the Jannotta & Oresman Galleries located in Hillyer from April 17-22nd, 2019. Their featured artwork includes installation, painting, photography, sculpture, and sound. It broadly explores the theme of world building in both personal and political realms. Please come share refreshments and celebrate with the artists at the opening reception.

Developmental Science Initiative Special Lecture , Friday, April 26, 3:30 p.m.

Special Lecture by Harvard Medical School Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience, Dr. Charles Nelson: “Sensitive Periods in Human Development: The Effects of Early Profound Deprivation on Brain-Behavioral Development.” Experience is the engine that drives much of postnatal brain development. When children are deprived of key experiences, particularly during critical periods of development, brain and behavioral development can be derailed. Location: Commonwealth Honors College, 160 East Events Hall (Next to Roots Cafe), UMass Amherst campus. This event is co-sponsored by Smith College & UMass Developmental Science Initiative

Presents Stephanie Hicks, Addressing Open Challenges in Genomics and Data Education , Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m., Seelye 106

Statistical and Data - Presents Stephanie Hicks, Addressing Open Challenges in Genomics and Data Education

Mary Allen Wilkes, Women and the LINC to Modern Computer , Thursday, April 18, 4:30 p.m., Ford 240

Computer Science Presents - Mary Allen Wilkes, Women and the LINC to Modern Computer Technology.

4/20 Outdoor Sober Hangout , Saturday, April 20, 1 - 4 p.m., Boathouse

This event is meant to provide a space for anyone and everyone to come and enjoy Smith's beautiful boathouse in the spring. There will be snacks, games, and water activities, as well as the opportunity to enter to win a raffle. Students can stop by anytime between 1 and 4 PM on 4/20.

Mirror, Mirror: Building Community through Self-Love, Expression, and DIY , Friday, April 19, Noon, Jandon Center, Wright

Learn about mirrors in goddess lore, participate in a mirror meditation, and take the 30-day mirror challenge with a DIY project. Come craft with us! Session led by Pittsburgh writer and artist Hannah Eko. You can find Hannah's work in B*tch and Bust magazines and on Buzzfeed.

Double Dutch PlayFest , Thursday, April 18, 7:30 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Learn how to Double Dutch with sister tag team duo Jade and Lay (former competitive Double Dutchers). Enjoy this study break featuring playground games, a photo booth, and fun "throwback" snacks. This event is free and designed for Smith students of color and their guests. For additional accommodations, please call (413) 585-2071 or email ods@smith.edu at least 10 days in advance.

JostenLive! presents ‘I Sing the Earth and the Earth Sings Me!’ , Friday, April 19, 5 p.m., Josten Library, Mendenhall

What if we are all voices of the universe? What if the world listens, watches, thinks, sings and dances through us? What if our bodies are the musical instruments of life itself? Andrea Hairston, Pan Morigan, and Sheree Renée Thomas, also known as Dangerous Women Inc, mix new, original poetry and song with vocals, guitar, banjo, hunters harp, and percussion. JostenLive! is a performing arts library makerspace, inviting its community of performers and scholars to experiment with music, dance, theatre, sound, space, and audience. Josten Library Mezzanine. Free of charge and open to all.

Body Positivi-TEA , Friday, April 19, 4:30 p.m., Mwangi Center, Davis

Meet Hannah Eko for a body positive workshop inspired by the work of Toni Morrison, exploring the Divine Feminine, intersectional feminism, and the pleasure principle. Hosted by the Jandon Center for Community Engagement and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

World Cafe , Friday, April 19, Noon, Campus Center Carroll Room

The World Cafe is designed to serve as an engaging venue for authentic small group discussions about inclusion in the classroom between students of color with faculty and staff. Lunch is provided for 40 students that RSVP to MwangiCC@smith.edu

Spaces for Prayer on Campus

The Blue Room, located at Room B5 in the lower level of the Helen Hills Hills Chapel and the Wright Hall Prayer Space, located in the lower level of Wright Hall offer quiet contemplative spaces for prayer, reflection, contemplation and meditation. These sacred spaces are available on a first come, first-served basis and are open to the Smith community. The Blue Room is accessible whenever the Chapel doors are open. Contact kalston@smith.edu or mraucher@smith.edu to gain access to the Wright Hall Prayer Space.

Muslim Conversation Group , Thursday, April 18, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Discuss real-life experiences, opportunities and disappointments. The floor is open to examine successes, frustration and one's vision for the future. A light lunch will be served or bring a grab-n-go lunch to the meeting. Led by Kim Alston, Muslim Student Adviser.

Come Back Early and Work for Dining Services

Returning Students: Come Back Early In August and Work for Dining Services. Smith Dining Services is looking for students who are interested in working for us any time during orientation (August 19th-September 7th). Room and Board included. For more information contact Rick Rubin.

Re: Senior Studio Art Exhibition , Friday, April 26, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Jannotta & Oresman Galleries, Hillyer

Final Studio Art major exhibition centers on Re: imagining, discovering, casting, presenting, creating, membering, construct, defining, and examining. Through the lens of nine student works, exploration relates towards [un]doing, working with memory, the body, and space. Refreshments provided!

CORRECTION: Clean Out Your Medication Cabinets for Drug Take Back Day , Friday, April 26

The Schacht Center is proud to participate in this year’s “Drug Take Back Day.” Do you know unused medications are a leading factor in accidental poisoning, overdose, addiction, and death by suicide? Bring us your unused medications in an opaque sealed bag or envelope and remove labels to protect your privacy. We will dispose of them for you, no questions asked. Drop off your unused medications any time during our office hours before Friday, April 26. Students: you can continue to bring us your unused medications during our normal office hours until Friday, May 17. Learn more HERE https://www.smith.edu/student-life/health/news/drug-take-back-day

CORRECTION: Drop off Unused Medication at Schacht Center by , Friday, April 26, Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

The Schacht Center is proud to participate in this year’s “Drug Take Back Day.” Do you know unused medications are a leading factor in accidental poisoning, overdose, addiction, and death by suicide? Bring us your unused medications in an opaque sealed bag or envelope and remove labels to protect your privacy. We will dispose of them for you, no questions asked. Drop off your unused medications any time during our office hours before Friday, April 26. Learn more HERE https://www.smith.edu/student-life/health/news/drug-take-back-day

Dining Services Job Fair for Fall Shifts , Wednesday, April 24, 3 - 5 p.m., Campus Center 204

Smith Dining Services is Hiring for the Fall. Join us for a Dining Job Fair with food and prizes. Sign up for fall shifts before April 26 and receive a $25 gift card to the Campus Center Cafe. You do not need to be on work study to sign up. For more information contact Rick Rubin, RRubin@smith.edu

Syrian Asylees Speak Out , Wednesday, April 24, 5 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Join Ph.D. candidates Katty Alhayek and Basileus Zeno as they discuss their experience coming to America from Syria seeking asylum and their research on Syrian refugees. Catered dinner will be served.

Conversations About Misuse , Wednesday, April 24, 4:15 p.m., Campus Center 102

This event allows an opportunity for students to join Community Health Organizers from the Schacht Center and folks from Res Life to talk about navigating difficult conversations with friends about misuse of cannabis and alcohol, as well as other substances, and resources regarding misuse that are available for students on campus.

Pet-a-Pet Day , Wednesday, April 24, 11:30 a.m., Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

Students can come pet many pets!

Jane Hirshfield Poetry Reading , Tuesday, April 23, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Jane Hirshfield’s poetry reveals her total exuberance for life in this world. Interesting and interested, the scope of Hirshfield’s poetry is stunning in both breadth and depth; Hirshfield’s thoroughly impressive career as an essayist, translator, and editor has given us ten books of poetry-- most recently The Beauty: Poems-- as well as two books of essays and four anthologies. She has received numerous awards for her poetry, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA. Q&A open to the Smith community at 4 pm in the Poetry Center. Evening reading free & open to the public.

Don't Blink Media: Final Screening , Friday, April 26, 5 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Come to Weinstein Auditorium on April 26th from 5pm-6pm where we will be having our end of the year screening for short films made by fellow Smithies! Snacks will be provided.

Don't Blink Media Presents: Bri Castellini , Wednesday, April 24, Noon, Campus Center TV Lounge

Don't Blink Media will be hosting guest speaker Bri Castellini. Come see the award-winning filmmaker and web series producer speak about topics such as "Defining and marketing to your audience" and "Faking high production quality on a budget."

Jane Hirshfield student seminar , Thursday, April 25, 3 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Part of this year's Buddhist Studies series on writing and Buddhism, a two hour seminar for students to meet with Jane Hirshfield. Hirshfield is the author of 14 books -- eight of them award-winning collections of poetry -- and a practitioner of Soto Zen since 1974. She served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 2012-2017. Participants will be sent two short essays written by Hirshfield to read in advance of the meeting. Tea will be available. To attend, please RSVP at https://forms.gle/ZhRuriAv3GJ95EjG7

‘A Branch of Yellow Leaves: Buddhism, Poetry and the World’ , Wednesday, April 24, 6 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Jane Hirshfield will speak of her own “teahouse practice,” both in her poems and as a lay-ordained Soto Zen practitioner, and offer a window into the point where the practice of Zen, of poetry, and of being an attentive human being intersect. Hirshfield has written 14 books, including eight award-winning collections of poetry. Part of this year's “Putting Pen to Palm Leaf: Buddhism and Contemporary Literature” series sponsored by the Buddhist Studies program, Kent fund, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, English department, Kahn Institute, Poetry Center, Religion department and Five College Consortium.

Abdellah Taïa: Homosexuality Between Morocco and France: A Writer's Perspective , Thursday, April 18, 5 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Taïa is a Moroccan writer and filmmaker who has been based in Paris since 1998. In 2007, he became the first Moroccan writer to publicly come out as gay in a country where homosexuality is still considered a crime. Lecture in English. Presented by the Department of French Studies. Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Five College Faculty Seminar in French.

Engineering Design Celebration , Friday, April 26, 12:30 - 5 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

The 16th annual Engineering Design Celebration showcases design project work from Design Clinic, plus EGR 270 and one section of EGR 100 (Sustainable Water Resources). The Design Clinic sponsors for 2018-2019 include Collins Aerospace, Facebook, FloDesign Sonics, Honda, Instrumentation Laboratory, the Mill River Greenway Committee, the Northampton Department of Public Works, Pelican, and Sanderson MacLeod. Design Clinic presentations will run from 1:00-5:00 PM with refreshments at the intermissions. EGR 100 posters and EGR 270 prototypes will be on display in the Wilson Atrium from 12:30-1:00 PM and again during the first intermission. See http://www.science.smith.edu/designclinic/dc1819-designcelebration/ for more details.

‘Chewing the Fat: An Oral History of Italian Foodways,‘ a Kahn Lecture by Karima Moyer-Nocchi , Tuesday, April 23, 3:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Karima Moyer-Nocchi, Professor of Food Studies at the University of Rome, will present her book “Chewing the Fat: An Oral History of Italian Foodways from Fascism to Dolce Vita,” as part of the Kahn Institute yearlong project Food. Moyer-Nocchi's book is based on oral history interviews carried out with Italian women in their 90s. This visually driven presentation will examine the socio-political influence that the fascist era exerted on the formation of the Italian culinary identity, and the role it played in the conceptual development of Italian cuisine as we know it today. All welcome. http://www.smith.edu/academics/kahn-institute/news-announcements

Summer Field Archery , Monday, May 13, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Field House

Faculty and Staff Field Archery will be offered May 13, 20, June 3, 10 and 17th from 12:30-1:30 for $25. All equipment is provided. Meet outside the hill by the field house. Email Rachel Cook for registration.

As You Like It by William Shakespeare , April 19, 20, 25, 26, & 27, 7:30 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall

A girl named Rosalind is in love with a boy named Orlando, which is convenient because they’ve been banished to the same forest. Orlando is in love with Rosalind. Orlando is also very attracted to a boy named Ganymede. And what does it mean to be a girl or a boy anyway? Or to play one? Come to the Forest of Arden, and find answers for all your questions. Or questions for all your answers. Seating is general admission on risers on the stage. Fully accessible. No late seating. Free for Smith Students. Tickets: http://www.smith.edu/smitharts

Voya Letter Confirming Address Change

Many employees recently received a letter from Voya confirming an address change. This letter was sent erroneously by Voya in response to Smith’s first integration with Voya from Workday. You may disregard this letter, and we apologize for any confusion it created. If you have any questions, you can contact Voya customer service at 1-800-584-6001 or login to smithcollege.beready2retire.com. You may also contact Human Resources at x2270.

Music in the Noon Hour: Beethoven's Sonata in A Major, Op. 47 , Wednesday, April 24, 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Ronald Gorevic, violin, and Tae Kim, piano, perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata in A Major, Op. 47, Kreutzer. Free and open to the public.

Smith College Orchestra Spring Concert , Saturday, April 27, 4 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Jiayan Sun performs Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23, paired with an exploration of Romeo and Juliet themes in Prokofiev’s Suite No.2 and in Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Jonathan Hirsh conducts. Free and open to the public.

Smith Gamelan Ensemble Spring Concert with Shadow Puppet Performance , Wednesday, April 24, 8 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage

Smith Central Javanese Gamelan Ensemble is proud to present a wayang kulit (shadow puppetry) performance, in collaboration with dalang (puppeteer) Darsono Hadiraharjo from Klaten, Central Java, Indonesia. Combining shadows, music, storytelling, and song, Darsono and the Smith College Gamelan will bring to life a local Javanese version of the ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharata. Directed by Maho A. Ishiguro. Free and open to the public.

Special Noon Hour Concert: Chamber Music Class Performs Piano for Four-hands , Monday, April 22, 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Johannes Brahms: 16 Waltzes, Op. 39 for Piano Four-Hands performed by pianists from MUS 901: Chamber Music: Allison Ahern, Jenny Huo. Chenhui Jia, Kristiana Labuga and Yena Li, Emma Ning, Georgia Pharris, Jessie Wang. Free and open to the public

Interfaith Lunch , Tuesday, April 30, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Join others in interfaith dialogue, faith in action, and social justice works on this campus and beyond. Lunch will focus on building community and unity in the wake of the New Zealand mosque attacks. Lunch will be provided (gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options available with advance notice).  All are welcome!

Tie Dye a T-Shirt to Wear in the NoHo Pride Parade , Friday, April 26, Noon, Chapin Lawn

The annual Northampton Pride Parade is just around the corner! In preparation, Smith College Staff Council Diversity Committee and Smith’s Resource Center for Sexuality and Gender will be sponsoring a t-shirt tie dying event. We will be passing out free t-shirts to be dyed on Chapin lawn on 4/26, in time to be worn in the parade. We will also have popcorn and popsicles! While supplies last, come get a t-shirt and tie dye with us! If you would like to receive more information about the march on May 4th please use the following link: https://forms.gle/AVgw14nwBe5yGr8W9

Museums Concentration Capstone Presentations and Alumnae Panel , Friday, April 26, 1:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Museums concentration seniors will present their capstone presentations on various topics relating to museums, collections, and education. Prior to presentations, a panel, Museums Today: Post-Grad Pathways with MUX alumnae, will be mediated by students. Reception to be held in Museum Atrium at 5:00 pm following presentations.

Five College REEES Undergraduate Research Symposium , Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mary Maples Dunn Conference Room, Pierce

This third annual symposium showcases student research in Russian, East European and Eurasian studies. Andrew Roth, Moscow correspondent for The Guardian newspaper, lectures at 10:15 am on “Life After Russiagate: What the Kremlin and Russian Learned from 2016.” Student panels based on student papers submitted in advance follow, with an awards presentation and closing remarks beginning at 3:15 pm. Lunch and refreshments available. Sponsored by Five Colleges, Inc. and the Smith College Lecture Committee. Free and open to the public.

Usher and see AS YOU LIKE IT for free! , April 19, 20, 25, 26, & 27, 6:30 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall

Volunteer to usher for a performance of AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare and see the show for free! Performances are April 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 PM - ushers will come an hour early to set up and help out with the box office for each performance. For more information or to sign up, send an email to boxoffice@smith.edu.

Good Friday Candle Labyrinth , Friday, April 19, 8 a.m., Chapel Sanctuary

A self guided space for reflection and contemplation. The labyrinth is used in religions around the world to act as a mirror by which we ground ourselves. All are welcome to visit and contemplate the high holy days of the Christian calendar.

Asian International Students Speaking up , Thursday, April 18, 4 p.m., Unity House

A tea inviting Asian international students to discuss our difficulties that may come arise on campus, especially in classroom settings. With Dean Yoshioka as our guest. Pizza and snacks will be provided.

Interested in participating in a research study and earn more CC cafe cash?

Interested in participating in a research study and earn more CC cafe cash? Earn a $7 campus center café gift card (or course credit for eligible classes) when you complete a study about postures, located in Bass Hall. You may be eligible if you: Are a female college student; Are between the ages of 18 – 27 years old; Have no injuries to your extremities; Have not previously participated in a SPAH lab postured experiment. Email spahlab@smith.edu to confirm your eligibility and schedule an appointment!

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

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend weekly mindful meditation in the tradition initiated by Zen priest Ruth Ozeki (led by Naomi Miller and Mary Beth Brooker during Ruth's absence on sabbatical in the spring semester.) 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.

LGBT Bible Study , Sunday, 4 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

A group of LGBTQ identifying/affirming people interested in studying the Bible through the lenses of queer theology. Meet once a week and discuss relevant Biblical texts over snacks and tea!

SCJC Shabbat , Friday, 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. 

Soup Salad Soul , Friday, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Engage in a soulful conversation over delicious homemade vegetarian soup and salad prepared by student cooks. All are invited for discussion on various topics introduced by student leaders. Come for the food; stay for the conversation!

Muslim Prayer Lunch , Friday, April 19, Noon, Chapel Sanctuary

This week, the Muslim Prayer Lunch will be held in the Chapel Sanctuary and will include a spiritual discussion and delicious food followed by Zhur Prayer. All are welcome!

Deadline Extended! Institutional Change Partner Application , Friday, April 26, Noon, Capen Annex

The Institutional Change Partners Program is an opportunity for teams of Staff and/or Faculty to bring a project, animating question, challenge, or change initiative to an immersive one-week Human-Centered Design deep-dive in June. The experience will culminate with an evening of presentations in March 2020 where each team will showcase its work. Partners must be able to commit to attending all Cohort sessions (TBD) in addition to the June deep-dive (June 3-7, 9-11 a.m. AND 1-4 p.m.), and the final presentations next year. Email Emily Norton with questions and completed applications by April 26.

Staff Council Elections , Monday - Friday, April 29 - May 3

All staff are invited to cast their votes in the Staff Council elections. Elections will be held online https://forms.gle/Msym5HvfHRCMKef7A Monday, April 29 — Friday May 3. Votes may be cast in person at the Campus Center 103/104 on Tuesday, April 30. Refreshments provided.

Spitfire Open Mic , Saturday, April 27, 7:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Join Spitfire, Smith College's Spoken Word Org, as they close out the semester with a night of electrifying poetry. Bring your first drafts and master pieces. Share the stage and listen to some fresh verse. Guaranteed to be a lit(erary) night. Free and open to the public.

Clothing Swap , Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Kick off earth week, with this FREE clothing exchange hosted by the Eco-Reps! Stop by and pick up some new clothes without feeding the exploitative fashion giants and/or drop of some unwanted clothes (seniors, we are looking at you). Open to the Smith Community.

DIY Body Scrub Night , Wednesday, April 24, 6:30 p.m., Campus Center 102

As a part of the earth week program the Eco Reps are hosting a DIY Body Scrub night. BYO jar if possible. Hope you can stop in!

Announcing the 2019 Sherrerd Teaching Prizes

The three Smith faculty members chosen for this year’s Sherrerd Awards share what one nominator called a “contagious passion” for teaching and learning. The 2019 teaching prize recipients are 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.

Re: -- Senior Studio Art Exhibition , Friday, April 26, 6:30 p.m., Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer

Final Studio Art major exhibition centers on Re: imagining, discovering, casting, presenting, creating, membering, construct, defining, and examining. Through the lens of nine student works, exploration relates towards [un]doing, working with memory, the body, and space. Opening reception is Friday, April 26th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Brown Fine Arts Center’s Jannotta & Oresman Galleries. Refreshments provided!

IT Transformation Community Meeting , Friday, April 26, 2 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Workday launched! So now what? The Workday team and Samantha Earp, VP for Information Technology and CIO, will share an update on the next phases of Smith's Workday project, gather your feedback, and discuss other IT projects across campus.

Mary Allen Wilkes - Women and the LINC to Modern Computer Technology , Thursday, April 18, 4:30 p.m., Ford 240

The Laboratory Instrument Computer (LINC), created in the early 1960s at MIT, constituted a sea change from computing using large, off-line, remote, centrally-controlled computers to computers that were small, interactive and operated under the direct control of their individual users.  The LINC revolutionized biomedical research, and was the gateway to personal computing. 

Smith Athletics Giving Day Set For April 24, 2019 , Wednesday, April 24, 10 a.m., Ainsworth Gym

Smith is ready for the 2019 Athletics Giving Challenge and we hope you are too! On Wednesday, April 24, the Department of Athletics and Recreation will launch a 24-hour period of giving with a goal of $100,000. You can donate to the team of your choice or to the Friends of Athletics general fund. DONATE HERE: https://bit.ly/2KLqSnW

I Sing Earth Pt 1: Elephants’ Tears , Wednesday & Thursday, May 1 - 2, 7:30 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio, Mendenhall

The Choreopoem Acting Class presents I Sing Earth Pt 1: Elephants’ Tears, a play with music about the environment and our place in it, written by Pan Morigan, and directed by Andrea Hairston & Pan Morigan. Using choreopoem acting and ensemble techniques, students in this course have explored the local/global/historical impact of human communities on the environments they inhabit, focusing on the MacLeish Field Station and local Western Massachusetts ecosystems. This performance is free and open to the public.

How Well Do You Know Smith Words? , Monday, June 17

Test your savvy (and your eyes) at the All-Employee Picnic by playing the word search puzzle to find hidden Smith words. Maybe the building you work in is in it. Or a past College president. Or perhaps neither of those is! You'll work from a set of clues for fifteen terms that you probably know--but whether or not you can find them is something else. Play alone or in a team. Prizes will be awarded to the top five scorers. Just don't spill any hand-scooped Maple Valley Creamery ice cream on your answer sheet!

Apple Faculty & Staff Appreciation One Day Only Sale! , Friday April 19, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Stoddard Hall 202

The Apple ONE DAY Employee Appreciation Event is this Friday. Quick reminder that in addition to the Apple Academic Discount, we are offering an additional 8% off all current Apple Laptops, iMacs, & iPad Pros. Discounts don't stop there! Get 10% off all new Apple accessories, when you buy a computer PLUS a free carrying case with any Dell laptop purchase. If you would like to pre order any current model please contact us via email at cstore@smith.edu or phone at 413.585.3027

Study Abroad Information Session , Monday, April 22, 4 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Attention first-years. In the Lewis Global Studies Center, there are Study Abroad Information Sessions for students who want to begin navigating their study abroad process. During the session, peer advisers will overview the study abroad planning process including: how to select a program(s), how to apply, important deadlines, how to make finances work and more. There is also time for students to share why they are excited to study abroad and to brainstorm about potential locations and programs. This is the LAST session available this semester. Come through and start planning about your abroad dream.

Teaching Arts Luncheon - Connecting Students of Color with Faculty and Teaching Staff Through Conversation , Friday, April 19, Noon, Campus Center Carroll Room

Led by Valerie A. Joseph (AEMES Mentoring Program Coordinator) and Kevin Shea (Director of the Science Center). The goal of this presentation is to bring together students of color, faculty, and teaching staff for conversation about teaching and learning at Smith. We hope to provide a venue for serious, informal, small group discussions around questions like: What don't faculty and staff know about being a student of color at Smith? How does racism work to impede students' progress? and How can faculty and staff help students of color thrive? No RSVP needed. Lunch provided. https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/sherrerd-center/lunches

Self-Paced Online Mini-Course: Design Thinking Concepts For Success

A design-thinking/human-centered approach to problem-solving can vastly improve your ability to identify the right problems, frame them effectively, and come up with successful long-lasting solutions. In this self-paced online mini-course, you will work through a real-life challenge of your choosing using a design-thinking approach. When: April 24–May 24 (roughly 5 hours of work, at your own pace + one live session with faculty on May 7, 2 – 3 p.m.) Smith Executive Education is pleased to offer this program at a significant discount to staff, faculty and students. Learn more: https://execed.smith.edu/events/design-thinking-concepts-business

Earth Week: Green Team Tabling , Monday, April 22, 11 a.m., Campus Center Main Level Table

Visit the Green Team to learn more about the org and kick off Earth Week!

Earth Week: Film Screening , Tuesday, April 23, 8 p.m., CEEDS, Wright

Come join Green Team in watching a movie to celebrate Earth Week!

Earth Week: Call Your Senator , Wednesday, April 24, 11 a.m., Campus Center 102

In this workshop with Green Team, call your senator to urge them to support environment-related measures.

Earth Week: Pop-Up Smith2Do , Thursday, April 25, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center TV Lounge

Join the Green Team in making reusable bags in this event to celebrate Earth Week!


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Re:Fuse—An Artist Talk by Aurora Robson , Tuesday, April 16, 5 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Artist Aurora Robson, featured in the Plastic Entanglements exhibition, will discuss her own creative stewardship initiatives as well as the related work of other artists, designers and architects—opening up the potential for artists to serve as active agents of positive change in society.

'A Reading List for the End of the World' Landscape Studies Lecture Series , Monday, April 22, 2:40 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

"A Reading List for the End of the World: How I Sought to Stay Hopeful as a Student of the Built Environment," a lecture by Maggie Kraus '12, American Planning Association, Chicago, IL. Her talk is part of the Spring 2019 Landscape Studies Lecture Series which is free and open to the public. For the full schedule, visit https://goo.gl/hkrJAL

Tryon Prize for Writing, Apply by Thursday, May 2

A jury awards prizes for outstanding writing related to art seen at the Smith College Museum of Art. Writing may take any form including a thesis, essay or poetry. Jurors seek insight and scholarship. If the work was written for a class, include the description of the assignment. You must also include a cover sheet with your name, class year, email address, campus address and phone number. Send your submission online in a Word document format (.docx) to Tryon Prize for Writing at museduc@smith.edu. You may also send any questions to museduc@smith.edu.

Tryon Prize for Art, Apply by , Thursday, May 2

A jury, seeking a high level of artistic expression and presentation, awards prizes for installation, performance, video, sound, digital, internet and interactive art. Only one submission is allowed, documented in up to 5 jpg images or 5 minutes of video. Include a cover sheet with your name, class year, campus address, email, phone, title of work and a statement describing the work's concept and development and if it was influenced by art seen at SCMA. Include an assignment description if the work was created for a class. Send your submission and any questions to museduc@smith.edu.

Johanna Drucker Presents ‘Alphabet Histories: From Ancient Sources to Global Infrastructure’ , Thursday, April 18, 6:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Johanna Drucker, internationally known book artist, poet, and designer, is scheduled to speak on campus in April. A reception will follow in the Wright lobby and Poetry Center at 8 p.m. Her talk is titled "Alphabet Histories: From Ancient Sources to Global Infrastructure". One of the longest-lasting technologies of knowledge production, the alphabet continues to play a major role in global information infrastructure. The very concept of “the alphabet” and its origins shift as sources broaden from texts of 5th-century BCE Greek historian Herodotus, to medieval compendia, antiquarian studies, archaeological methods, paleographic techniques, and digital analysis.

Global Experience Video Contest, Apply by , Sunday, April 21, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

Call for submissions for our Global Video Contest. Have you had an international experience during your time at Smith that you want to share in a digital format? Use this opportunity to reflect and share your story. Please see out website for submission guidelines. https://www.smith.edu/academics/lewis-gsc/global-encounters

Five College Digital Humanities Undergraduate Fellows Symposium , Wednesday, April 24, 5 p.m., UMass Herter Hall 601

We're excited to announce our 2019 Digital Humanities Undergraduate Fellows Symposium. This event will showcase research of this year's fellows, who worked on projects ranging from mapping to augmented reality.

SCID: The Voices and Faces Project

Smith College's SCID (Sports Committee for Inclusion and Diversity), presents it's 4th edition of the Voices and Faces Project. Sophomore Kaitlin Chiu of the lacrosse team, speaks about her experience within athletics at Smith. Check out her interview here: https://www.smithcollegescid.com/kaitlin-chiu/2019/3/27/the-voices-and-faces-project-kaitlin-chiu

Global Salon with Adrian Ogallar Gomez , Tuesday, April 16, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Interpreters of Horror: Nuremberg and the Origins of Simultaneous Interpretation presented by Adrian Ogallar Gomez. Until the end of WWII, the figure of the simultaneous interpreter was rarely considered as a player in how we understood political or historical events. However, as a result of the Nuremberg trial, the public newly understood the role of the interpreter and the burden he or she carries in presenting events to a world audience. What did the Nuremberg interpreters think and feel as they engaged in their work? What do/should we make, today, of this particular mechanism for communicating information?

Philosophy Department Lecture by Rahul Govind , Thursday, April 18, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

”Between the Jewish Question and the Global Question: Inheriting, Differentiating and Characterizing the Moral and the Legal in Kant, Hume and the 18th Century.” Political argument in 17th century Europe was preoccupied with the relationship between 'Judaic Law' and Christianity, all in the attempt to understand "natural law.” Prof. Govind, Department of History, Delhi University, will explore how this debate conditions modern theories of human history and human nature, and how it informs thinking about universality in epistemology and politics.

CORRECTION: Smith Jazz Ensemble: Blues, Brews, and Beautiful Ladies , Wednesday, April 17, 8 p.m., Campus Center 208

Celebrate the ensemble’s 20th anniversary with an evening of jazz favorites, including, Count Basie’s Every Day I Have the Blues, Julie London’s Black Coffee, and Sarah Vaughan’s When Sunny Gets Blue. Coffee and ice cream treats provided; free and open to the public.

Young Scholar School Supply Drive , Tuesday, April 16, 4:30 p.m., Jandon Center, Wright 013

The CSO is collecting school supplies (backpacks, notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, notecards, etc.) for Homework House, an organization that promotes “educational success through free, individualized tutoring and mentoring for children at-risk.” These supplies will be organized into Young Scholar packets for each student. Bring your supplies to the CSO (Wright Hall 013) by Tuesday, April 16th. Email cmford@smith.edu with questions.

MEASLES outbreak spreads to Massachusetts. Are you protected?

In light of this week's Measles outbreak in Massachusetts, The Schacht Center for Health and Wellness again strongly urges staff and faculty, particularly those with young children and elders, to check their personal and family vaccination status. As we approach commencement and high-travel season of summer internships, vacation, summer camps, and adventure, risk of contagion is heightened. Underimmunized Staff, Faculty and their families should seek vaccine at a pharmacy or their primary care provider’s office. Learn more about the April, 2019 Massachusetts case at http://bit.ly/measles-mass. Learn more about Measles at http://bit.ly/are-you-protected. Thank you for helping us keep Smith healthy.

‘The Tattooed Man Tells All’ by Peter Wortsman, Directed by Ellen W. Kaplan , Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m., Acting Studio 1, Mendenhall

A solo performance by Keith Langsdale, directed by Ellen W. Kaplan. Woven from interviews the author conducted with Holocaust survivors in Vienna in the 1970s. This program is co-sponsored by Smith Department of Theatre, the Jewish Studies Program and the Smith College Lecture Committee. Free and open to the public.

Next Semester First-Year Arabic

Next Semester, the Arabic Program is offering two first-year Arabic classes . The students will learn written formal and colloquial spoken Arabic, they will be exposed to a variety of Middle Eastern traditions and culture. Arabic is the fifth most widely spoken language on the plant. Smith College offers many grants and scholarships to study Arabic abroad. The Arabic program at Smith College involves students studying Arabic in many activities; a trip to NY, Boston, and Springfield, Arabic music concert and dance, projects with IT outside class, and projects with Smith Museum and Botanical garden.

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

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend weekly mindful meditation in the tradition initiated by Zen priest Ruth Ozeki (led by Naomi Miller and Mary Beth Brooker during Ruth's absence on sabbatical in the spring semester.) 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.

Soup, Salad and Soul , Friday, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Enjoy a vegetarian/vegan-friendly lunch and take part in reflective, student-led discussion on spirituality and life in a welcoming environment. All faiths, non-faiths, and questioning or searching individuals are welcome. Come for the food; stay for the discussion.

Spring Grad Dance Event , Thursday, May 2, 8 p.m., Scott Gym Dance Studio

This year’s Spring Grad Event, titled "more or less," features new dance works by Smith College MFA candidates Xan Burley, Toni Craige and Alex Springer. Craige, whose work sources specialties in contact improvisation and Body Mind Centering, and Burley and Springer, formerly Brooklyn-based choreographers and members of Doug Varone and Dancers, invite you to attend their culminating event of the Spring semester. See you there! Tickets are $1/person. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested. Scott Dance Studio, Smith College. Email fcddance.reservations@gmail.com to reserve your seats.

Exploring Chinese History: Kendra Bonde ’19

As part of a series of profiles of members of the class of 2019, meet Kendra Bonde, a world traveler and explorer in more ways than one.

 

 

 


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Traveling this Summer? Stay Safe! , Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

If you are travelling this summer, learn how to avoid accident, injury, and sickness due to bug bites and food and water borne organisms. Check out the Centers for Disease Control Travel website for great tips for great trips here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/avoid-bug-bites


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SEC Films: Venom , Friday & Saturday, April 12 & 13, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

SEC will be showing Marvel's Venom in Weinstein auditorium on Friday and Saturday night. The screening is free and open to the entire community.

Star Gazing , Thursday, April 11, 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., McConnell Hall roof

Come see the Moon, stars, planets, and star clusters at the Astronomy Department open house. All are welcome - please dress very warmly. For further information or to check on weather conditions, contact Meg Thacher (mthacher@smith.edu, 585-3935).

'Interpreters of Horror: Nuremberg and Origins of Simultaneous Interpretation' , Tuesday, April 16, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Global Salon with Adrián Ogallar Gómez. Until the end of WWII, the figure of the simultaneous interpreter was rarely considered as a player in how we understood political or historical events. However, as a result of the Nuremberg trial, the public newly understood the role of the interpreter and the burden he or she carries in presenting events to a world audience. What did the Nuremberg interpreters think and feel as they engaged in their work? What do/should we make, today, of this particular mechanism for communicating information?

'Landscapes of Empire: An Anthropological Perspective on the Mountain Rangelands of Post-industrial Lesotho' , Monday, April 15, 2:40 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Professor Colin Hoag, Anthropology Department Smith College, will present a lecture titled "Landscapes of Empire: An Anthropological Perspective on the Mountain Rangelands of Post-industrial Lesotho." His talk is part of the Spring 2019 Landscape Studies Lecture Series, which is free and open to the public. For the full schedule, visit https://goo.gl/hkrJAL

Smithies in the Environment: Alumna Panel , Thursday, April 11, 4:30 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

ES&P alumna guests have experience in diverse fields, including design and the built environment, urban agriculture and sustainable food systems, sustainability, energy, climate dynamics and resiliency planning, and drinking water and wastewater management. This year's panelists include Siiri Bigalke ’15, Emily Barbour ’14, Meagan Rossi ’06, Fahmida Bangert ’98, and Veronica Blette '85. This event is sponsored by the Environmental Science and Policy Program together with CEEDS, the departments of Economics and Geosciences, and the Picker Engineering Program.

Coloring Bars: Deconstructing Colorism in Rap Music, a lecture by VaNatta Ford , Monday, April 15, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201

VaNatta Ford, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Williams College, will be giving a lecture examining the colorism of rap music. She is the co-editor of Black Women and Popular Culture: The Conversation Continues, and is currently working on a book manuscript "Tone DEF: Exploring Colorism in the Rhetoric of Rap Lyrics." Professor Ford's lecture is free and open to the entire Smith College community.

Personal Information Protection Awareness , Tuesday, April 16, Noon, Campus Center Main Level Table

Campus Police and the Smith College Store will be available to talk about protecting your personal information and signing up for DUO. Safety awareness to help prevent identity theft and not becoming a victim of SCAMS.

ERA Day Panel Discussion , Monday, April 15, 6 p.m., Seelye B8

Gather for a livestream viewing party to celebrate Campus ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) Day. The goal of this event is to spread awareness of and to gain support for the revitalized push to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. In 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in Congress to ensure that women were equal under the law and prevent sex-based discrimination. Almost one hundred years later, the United States Constitution still does not guarantee equal rights for women! The livestream will include actor/activist Patricia Arquette, Nevada State Senator Dr. Patricia Spearman, activist Gloria Steinem, and Virginia House Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, and moderated by Carol Jenkins, Co-President and CEO of the ERA Coalition.

‘Ragtime Romanticisms: Countee Cullen, John Keats, and the Black Atlantic’ , Friday, April 12, Noon, Dewey Common Room

“Ragtime Romanticsms: Countee Cullen, John Keats, and the Black Atlantic” Professor Joel Pace from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire will be the guest speaker for this event. This talk is part of the Five College Global Cultures of the Nineteenth Century Group, and is open to all Smith students and faculty, as well as to the general public. Lunch is available for the first 20 attendees.

Mushroom Log Inoculation , Friday, April 12, 1 - 4 p.m., MacLeish Field Station

The MacLeish Field Station interns are inoculating logs with shiitake mushroom spores - growing these mushrooms is part of a larger plan to develop an agro-forest at the Field Station. Vans will leave from Chapin loading dock at 1 pm and return to campus by 4 pm. Sign up to reserve a seat in the MacLeish vans at tinyurl.com/macleishvans

Senior Dance Concert: Four Dances , Thurs, Fri & Sat, Apr 11, 12, & 13, 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio, Mendenhall

Works by graduating seniors Hanna Bredvik, Sofia Engelman, and Noli Rosen, as well as new choreography by Xan Burley and Alex Springer in collaboration with the cast, featuring Smith undergraduate dancers. Tickets General Admission $10/$5 Students and Seniors

Iva Dee Hiatt Memorial Spring Oratorio: Haydn's Mass No. 11 , Saturday, April 13, 4 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

The Smith College Glee Club presents the Iva Dee Hiatt Memorial Spring Oratorio. Alongside the Virginia Glee Club, Frank Albinder, Director, the oratorio features the Missa in Angustiis, Haydn’s Mass No. 11, also known as the “Lord Nelson” Mass. Katie Lipow, soprano; Sarah Paquet, alto; Noah Horn, tenor; and David McFerrin, baritone will perform as soloists under the baton of Jonathan Hirsh. For ticket information: HiattMemorialOratorio@gmail.com

33 Maker Exhibits, 10 Workshops, All Free at MakerFaire! , Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Davis Ballroom

MakerFaire is an opportunity to discover the world of making through hands-on activities, workshops, and presentations. Engage with makers creating everything from soap to 3D prints. Enjoy tasty treats from local vendors. Family friendly and free! Check out the makers at pioneervalley.makerfaire.com!

Register now for TRANSlation, Part 2 -- New Two-Hour Workshop Added for Spring , Wednesday, May 1, 1 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Did you attend the workshop TRANSlation, Part 1? If so, then join us for TRANSlation, Part 2, where we go beyond basic concepts and etiquette to explore next steps in making ourselves and our areas on campus trans inclusive. Still interactive, fun and informative, this 2 hour, second session will be an opportunity to ask more complicated questions and dig deeper together.

Institutional Change Partners Program, Apply by , Monday, April 15

The Institutional Change Partners Program is an opportunity for small teams of 2-4 Staff and/or Faculty to bring a project, animating question, challenge, or change initiative to an immersive one-week Human-Centered Design deep-dive in June. The experience will culminate with an evening of presentations in March 2020 where each team will showcase its work. Applications are due to Emily Norton by April 15. Applications can be found at https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development

April 12 Free Second Friday , Friday, April 12, 4 p.m., Museum of Art

4–7 PM Hands on! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view. Plastic Plaits: In the exhibition Plastic Entanglements, explore how artists have woven together materials and ideas to encourage self-reflection on the looming issue of single use plastic. Then, make your own weaving from found materials. 6 PM Open Eyes: Guided conversation exploring a different art object each month.

Children's Book Author/Illustrator Katie Yamasaki - Keynote Address , Monday, April 15, 7 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Join children's book author/illustrator and muralist, Katie Yamasaki for her presentation, Building a Creative Life Through Storytelling. This evening is part of an Innovation Challenge Grant awarded to the Campus School for a project called "New Narratives: Bringing Children's Book Creators of Color to Smith." This event is free and open to the public.

Children's Book Author/Illustrator Katie Yamasaki - Lunch & Conversation , Monday, April 15, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 204

Join Katie Yamasaki, children's book author/illustrator and muralist, for pizza and conversation around building a creative life through storytelling. This event is part of an Innovation Challenge Grant awarded to the Campus School titled "New Narratives: Bringing Children's Book Authors of Color to Smith." The event is free and open to the first 30 people - open to the entire Smith community.

Children's Book Author/Illustrator Katie Yamasaki - Conversation & Hands-on Art , Monday, April 15, 4:30 p.m., Mwangi Center, Davis

Join children's book author/illustrator and muralist Katie Yamasaki for a conversation around building a creative life through storytelling. This session will also include hands-on art making and is for Smith College students only. RSVP is required through the Corq App.

Fort Hill's Annual Exhibition of Children's Work , April 10 - 18, Nolen Arts Lounge, Campus Center

Visit the Smith College Center for Early Childhood Education's annual exhibition of children's work, in conjunction with the national Week of the Young Child. Celebrating children's competencies and creativity, the exhibit showcases the meaningful, ongoing work of children in infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms. For more information about the CECE, please call 413-585-3290 or explore the website.

Volunteer with Safe Passage , Saturday, April 13, 12 - 3 p.m.

Safe Passage is a domestic violence advocacy organization in Northampton which provides a wide range of services to survivors seeking support. First Tier Volunteers at Safe Passage do things like support survivors by contacting legislators about important policy initiatives, being present at community events, and sharing information and resources with their online communities through social media advocacy. Join us at the First Tier Volunteer Orientation on April 13th from 12-3. Visit http://safepass.org/volunteer to learn more and to fill out a volunteer application. For more information about transportation from Smith contact mlloyd@smith.edu.

CPT Q&A Sesssion , Thursday, April 11, 5 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

International students interested in applying for work authorization in order to accept summer internships and other employment opportunities can attend to learn more about getting work authorization through Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

"Louis Kahn's Tiger City" screening and Q & A , Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m., McConnell B15

In the early 1960's, Estonian-born American architect Louis I. Kahn was commissioned by the West Pakistani government to design the buildings that would serve as their eastern capital. After the East Pakistani freedom struggle, this monumental complex became the national parliament of Bangladesh, known as the Tiger City. In this feature-length documentary, filmmaker Sundaram Tagore goes on a 14 country odyssey to discover how Kahn built such a 20th century architectural marvel in a culturally rich but economically shattered war-torn country. A question and answer session with the filmmaker follows the screening.

8th Annual Ada Monologues , Friday & Saturday, April 12 & 13, 7 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

“Adas are Smithies with a past... and a future!” Tickets are $4 in advance or $5 at the door. Advance tickets for The Ada Monologues will be sold at the Campus Center from 11 to 1pm on April 6th, 9th and 11th on the main level and online at: https://smithcollegetickets.universitytickets.com/

Retirement gathering for Bill Krieger of ITS , Friday, April 12, 2:45 p.m., Alumnae House

Join us as we celebrate Bill's years of service to Smith College. We hope to share fun memories, stories, and pictures of Bill during his time here at the college. Please be sure to bring your own pictures and stories to share. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Haute Couture in Ancient Greece: The Costumes of Ariadne and Helen of Troy , Friday, April 12, 2:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Bernice Jones will offer students a workshop where they can take a closer look at (and maybe even try on) the costumes and fabrics that may have been used during the Aegean Bronze Age. There will be time to discuss Dr. Jones‘s work and the challenges of recreating clothing from archaeological evidence in an informal Q&A session. This follows Dr. Jones‘ talk on Haute Couture in Ancient Greece on Thursday, April 11 in Seelye 201 at 5pm.

Taking Care of Aging Parents , Tuesday, April 23, 2 -3 p.m., Campus Center 205

For individuals facing the difficult situation of caring for their parents, the decisions seem endless. This seminar will help establish goals for their elderly loved ones, and will discuss the realities of reaching these goals. Topics to be discussed include: Elder Services, Understanding and Coping with Dementia, Who Should Be Involved with Elder Care and Elder Medical Information. Presented by Harvard Pilgrim. See the full description and register by visiting https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development.

Don’t Worry/Be Happy Workshop , Friday, April 26, 10 a.m., Campus Center 205

This two-hour workshop will make use of all of the latest research in the field of positive psychology that helps us understand what contributes to our level of happiness. Discussion topics will include myths regarding what makes us happy; the factors that contribute to our happiness levels; and research-based strategies and practices that will increase our overall level of life happiness. Presented by THRIVE. See the full description and register by visiting https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development

Maternal Effects of Stress in a Plural-breeding Rodent , Monday, April 15, 4:30 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Carolyn Bauer, Adelphi University, will present this talk which is part of the Spring 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 p.m.

Parking Appeals committee volunteers needed

The Parking office and Campus Police are looking for Students, Faculty or Staff interested in hearing appeals and voting to approve or deny appeals filed by a community member for a parking violation. Once we have interest, we will email directly about meeting location and try and find a date and time that works for everyone. Please email mmcbrown@smith.edu if interested in joining us. Thank you

Mary Maples Dunn Fund Grants for Summer Language Study and Research, Apply by Friday, April 12

A limited number of small grants are available to students planning to study an East Asian language (Chinese, Korean or Japanese) in the summer 2019 term or conduct advanced research on East Asia through travel to the region. Priority will be given to EAS and EAL majors and minors and to students who have not received previous funding. Grant may not be used for the Ewha Exchange Program. Send personal statement, itemized budget including other funding and an unofficial transcript as a single PDF file to kgauger@smith.edu. Students will be notified of results in late April.

Camping Trip , Friday & Saturday, April 12 & 13, Boathouse

Join us for a fun short camping trip to Macleish Field Station. This is a great opportunity to head outdoors with friends, sit around a campfire and eat some 'smores. Email outdoors@smith.edu to register.

‘The Jew and the Podcast: How We Took Religion into a New Medium’ , Thursday, April 11, 5 p.m., Seelye 106

A lecture by Mark Oppenheimer, author, journalist, and co-host of iTunes’s #1 Jewish-themed podcast “Unorthodox.” From the beginning, some of the most popular podcasts have been spiritual or religious. Until recently, there was no popular podcast about Jewish news and culture. In 2015, three editors at Tablet magazine decided to change all that, and the "Jewcast" they created, "Unorthodox", has been downloaded nearly 3 million times since. Oppenheimer explains its success as well as religion and popular media more generally. Sponsored by the Religion department, Jewish Studies program, and Lecture Committee.

Indian Classical Music Concert , Monday, April 15, 7 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio, Mendenhall

An opportunity to hear traditional North Indian classical music performed by some of its most accomplished exponents: Ustad Waseem Ahmed Kahn performs vocals, Pandit Ashis Sengupta is a master artist of the percussion instrument the tabla and Dr. Vinay Kumar Mishna brings unusual subtlety as accompanist on harmonium. Sponsored by Smith College’s Ada Howe Kent Fund, Music Department, and South Asian Studies Program; and Mount Holyoke College’s Art History and Architectural Studies Department. Free and open to the public.

Apple Faculty & Staff Appreciation One Day Only Sale! , Friday, April 19

There is still time to special order for the Smith College Computer Store's Apple ONE DAY Employee Appreciation Event on Friday, April 19th from 8:30- 4:00. In addition to the Apple Academic Discount, we are offering an additional 8% off all current Apple MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro laptops, iMacs, & iPad Pros. Our staff will be on hand to answer questions & demonstrate all the new Apple products. Get an additional 10% off all non-Apple Accessories in the store when you purchase a new laptop, desktop, or tablet.

‘Art as a Means for Political Change’ , Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

In “Art as a Means for Political Change,” a comedy-writing workshop in queer times, D’Lo explores topics relating to South Asia and transgender social justice from the perspective of being a child of immigrant parents, raised in hip-hop culture while trying to negotiate how identifying as “queer” intersected with a passion to create political art.

Queer Comedy Night , Saturday, April 13, 7 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Minor D’Tales is a collection of stories from D’Lo’s life experiences sewn together to share how QTPOC community can survive shame and thrive into queer adulthood as beautiful warriors. A Lesbian’s Guide to Self Care is a comedic feminist, crystal-laden, bathhouse-soaked, astrologically drunken hero-journey in which Kat Marie Yoas ventures to find her place and connection in a world that is increasingly plugged in and disconnected.

Spotlight Awards Reception , Thursday, April 11, 3 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

At the 13th annual Spotlight Awards Reception, President McCartney will personally congratulate each of this year's Spotlight Award recipients. Smith College Catering will be providing desserts and fresh fruit. The Spotlight Award recipients will be eligible for a grand-prize drawing to be held during the reception. The entire Smith College community is invited. Please don't miss this opportunity to honor some of your colleagues! For more information about the Spotlight Awards Program, please visit http://www.smith.edu/hr/recognition_spotlight.php or to see the list of 2018/2019 recipients.

Canceled SFS Drop-In Hours on April 12

Student Financial Services will not be having any drop-in hours on Friday, April 12 due to the Open Campus event for admitted students. Please plan accordingly. If you have any questions, you may still call or email us with your inquiry.

‘Joining Jihadist Groups: Patterns and Pathways into Islamist Extremist Groups in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Beyond’ , Thursday, April 11, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 202

Dr. Julie Chernov, Associate Professor, Goucher College will speak on “Joining Jihadist Groups: Patterns and Pathways into Islamist Extremist Groups in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Beyond.” Drawing on interviews with over 100 militants from Islamist extremist groups in Indonesia and the Philippines, Dr. Chernov talks about how social bonds and positive and negative loyalities can compel joining, commitment and even participation in acts of terrorism. Dr. Chernov's third book, "Why Terrorists Quit," recently came out with Cornell University Press. The lecture will take place at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, Seelye 202. Sponsored by the Department of Government.

Bahai Prayers for the Earth , Sunday, April 14, 9:30 a.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Smith's Bahai Community Religious Adviser Jeannie Hunt, invites you to join her for a monthly Bahai Devotional Gathering, Prayers for the Earth. The focus will be an environmental theme, followed by a group discussion and light refreshments. Open to everyone!

Donuts for Donors , Thursday, April 11, 11:30 a.m., Campus Center Main Level Table

What’s sweeter than FREE DONUTS? Beating Mount Holyoke. Come learn about The Smith Fund’s Senior Class Participation Challenge against Mount Holyoke’s Seniors, enjoy a yummy donut (while supplies last), and make your gift to the Senior Appreciation Program!

International Poetry Day , Friday, April 12, 2 p.m., Poetry Center, Wright

April is Poetry Month and the Language Departments are happy to announce that we will celebrate International Poetry Day again this year. Smith students will recite poems by international authors in the original language and in the English translation. Refreshments will be available.

CORRECTION: Smith College Wind Ensemble: In Living Color , Monday, April 15, 7:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

The Smith Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Ellen Redman, celebrates the colors of the rainbow in works by Mancini, Griffes, Strauss, Noble, Vaughan Williams, and others.

Smith Students' Aid Society Deadline for Summer Study Grants, Apply by , Monday, April 15

Applications for Smith Students' Aid Society Summer Study grants should be completed and turned into the Class Deans office. Students can direct questions to Anne White at awhite@smith.edu. An added note, the Smith Students' Aid Society is out of funds in our other grant categories and is unable to process applications for emergency or medical needs or senior requests for Beyond Smith funding.

Smith Athletics and SCID Host ‘EmPOWER Conference’ , Sunday, April 14, Noon, Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

The Smith College Athletic Department and the Smith College Sports Committee for Inclusion and Diversity (SCID) have partnered to host the ”“EmPOWER: Understanding Our Identities” Conference. The conference focuses on inclusion and diversity within athletics and is open to all NEWMAC and Seven Sisters Institutions. Highlighting the event will be US Olympic Gold Medalist and Indiana Fever VP of Basketball Operations Tamika Catchings. The idea for this conference developed over a year ago as a student-led initiative to bring discussions of athletes' intersecting identities to the forefront of the athletic department.

A Winning Weekend at DataFest

Smith teams performed well at the Five College ASA DataFest this past weekend, earning six of the eight prizes, including Best in Show.

 

 


04/09/2019 Digest


“Brazilian Nemesis: Music and Narratives of Eco-friendly Environmental Destruction” , Tuesday, April 9, Noon, CEEDS, Wright

Luca Bacchini, visiting assistant professor, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, Stanford University, will consider the ways in which a paradoxical idea of eco-friendly destruction has become the pacifying solution to justify the most reckless and irresponsible environmental policies, and the expression of that idea in popular music and culture.

Limited hours for athletic facilities , Wednesday, April 10, Ainsworth Gym

Wednesday, April 10th the Athletic Facilities will have limited hours due to all campus event. Building Hours: 6am to 9am and 7pm to 9pm. Pool Hours: 6:15am to 8:30am

The Barbara Jordan Award for Study of Law and Public Policy, Apply by April 12

The Barbara Jordan Award for Study of Law and Public Policy, established to encourage African-American women to undertake careers in these fields, after the example of the late Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. The prize is a cash award, not a scholarship, and may be used toward tuition, cost of books, travel, preparation, etc. Go to http://www.smith.edu/prizes to view details for submitting an application.

The David Burres Memorial Law Prize, Apply by Friday, April 12

The David Burres Memorial Law Prize is awarded to a senior or an alumna who has been accepted to law school with the intention of practicing law in the public interest, in memory of Attorney Burres’s work for the disenfranchised and in the area of civil liberties. Need is a factor. The prize is a cash award, not a scholarship, and is to be used toward first year tuition in law school. Go to http://www.smith.edu/prizes to view details for submitting an application.

Ruth Dietrich Tuttle Prize for International Relations, Peace Studies or Race Relations, Apply by Friday, April 12

An award for achievement and for plans for further supervised study, work or research in the areas of international relations, peace studies or race relations. Smith undergraduates who have relevant studies or other experience in these fields may apply. Preference is given to seniors as long as they have not enrolled in graduate school. Go to http://www.smith.edu/prizes for information on this and other prizes.

Orientation Leaders Wanted for Fall 2019

Applications are being accepted for Fall 2019 Orientation Leaders. If interested please email dghezzi@smith.edu to receive and application. Applications will be accepted until all spots are filled. Orientation will have a new look and format this year so we need more orientation leaders than normal.

Poetry Reading: Jenny George & HS Prizewinners , Tuesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m., Alumnae House

Jenny George’s poems demonstrate a vivid understanding of human beings and their surrounding worlds. She is the author of 2018's "The Dream of Reason." (Copper Canyon Press) Living in Santa Fe, NM, George helps run the Hidden Leaf Foundation, a Buddhist-based social justice organization. The winner and finalists of the Poetry Prize for High School Girls will open the reading with their winning work, selected by George. 4 pm Q&A in Poetry Center open to the Smith Community. Evening reading free and open to the public.

Campus Day of Learning, “Inclusion in Action: Listening and Organizing Across Difference” , Wednesday, April 10

The schedule is full of dynamic sessions that focus on helping our community face challenges together, recognize strengths, build connections, work in accountable solidarity, repair harm, dream big and take action. The majority of programs are offered by Smith's own students, staff, faculty and alums. We will also have workshops and presentations from local community members and special guests, including Anthony Jack, author of “The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students,” and David Karp of the Project on Restorative Justice at Skidmore College. The day begins at 9 in John M. Green Hall, followed by sessions and workshops held throughout the campus. Please see our website for more information: https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/diversity/inclusion-conference

Haute Couture in Ancient Greece: The Costumes of Ariadne and Helen of Troy , Thursday, April 11, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

The lecture will explore the dress and costuming of two prominent cultures of the European Bronze Age, the Minoans of Crete and the Mycenaeans of Greece. Dr. Jones’ work moves in a welcome new direction in archaeology, attempting to consider the embodied realities of day-to-day life in the Bronze Age, and especially the lived experiences of women. A workshop will be held on Friday, April 12 in Dewey Common Room, 2:30-4:30pm, offering students the chance to take a closer look at (and maybe even try on) the costumes and fabrics that may have been used during the Aegean Bronze Age.

Admitted Students are coming...Open Campus 2019 , April 11-13, 2019

Get ready to welcome admitted students to campus: starting April 11th Admission will host 400 to 500 students and their family members for Open Campus, Discovery Weekend, and Ada Comstock Open Campus. The main registration table is in the ITT; events and workshops take place across campus. You'll definitely see visiting students in classes and houses; and you might see some parents wandering around our parking areas and sidewalks. Thank you for helping to provide a warm welcome to our class of 2023 Smithies. Questions? Contact admission@smith.edu.

Accessible Olin, Gymtimidation No More! , Wednesday, April 10, 1 p.m., Scott Gym

This workshop will have student-athletes showing other students how to properly use the gym equipment and build their own personalized and accessible workout; from warming up to a variety of exercises, to cooling down and stretching. There will also be a discussion on movement and a breaking down of the stigma that exists about the gym space. Bodies of various abilities will be encouraged to find different ways to enjoy incorporating movement into their daily lives. Participants should enter the Olin Fitness Center through the Scott Gym entrance. Students can sign up to attend here: https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/diversity/inclusion-conference/schedule

Campus Day of Learning, ‘Inclusion in Action: Listening and Organizing Across Difference’ , Wednesday, April 10, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., John M. Greene Hall

April 10 is full of dynamic sessions that focus on helping our community face challenges together, recognize strengths, build connections, work in accountable solidarity, repair harm, dream big and take action. The majority of programs are offered by Smith's own students, staff, faculty and alums. There will be additional workshops and presentations from local community members and special guests, including Anthony Jack, author of “The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students,” and David Karp of the Project on Restorative Justice at Skidmore College.

Women Build Event , Friday & Saturday, April 12-13

Want to learn how to use power tools and help build an affordable home? Come volunteer with the CSO for our short-term project with Habitat for Humanity for the Women Build event. Women Build events provide women with the opportunity to take a proactive step in serving their communities and improving their living conditions. This two-day event involves power tool training on Friday the 12th from 5-7pm and then the construction day on Saturday 13 from 9-4pm. Please plan to attend both. You do not have to identify as a woman to join us. Sign up at https://forms.gle/ihRdtpoRrMBdRmkM6. Email dwood@smith.edu for more information.

Earn a $7 Campus Center Café Gift Card (or Course Credit for Eligible Classes)

Earn a $7 campus center café gift card (or course credit for eligible classes). Complete a study about postures, located in Bass Hall. You may be eligible if you are a female college student; are between the ages of 18 – 27 years old; Have no injuries to your extremities; have not previously participated in a SPAH lab postured experiment. Email spahlab@smith.edu to confirm your eligibility and schedule an appointment.

Preparing for Medicare and Smith Medicare Supplement Options , Thursday, April 18, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., HR Conference Room, 30 Belmont

All employees thinking about retiring in the next year or two are invited to attend an informational session on Preparing for Medicare. This workshop will review Medicare basics—what is Medicare, when and how do I enroll, etc. and will also explain supplemental plans eligible for Smith retirees and their spouses who will have a one-time eligibility to elect coverage for Medicare supplement plans offered by MountainOne Insurance through the Benistar Employee Services Trust Program. See the full description and register by visiting https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development.

REEES lecture: Lidia Chakovskaya , Tuesday, April 9, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

“The Sacred and the Search for a New Artistic Self: Soviet Art and the Legacy of Icon Painting in the Post-Stalin Thaw.” Lidia Chakovskaya, Senior Fellow at Moscow's State Institute of the History of Art, will discuss the period in Soviet Russia in the 1960's when a quest for new artistic identities emerged and Soviet artists sought to rediscover the roots of Russian culture and to understand the ancient art of icon painting, which Soviet atheism had eclipsed. Sponsored by the Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Program, Department of Religion, Lecture Committee and 5C REEES Certificate Program.

CANCELLED: Wholeness Calligraphy , Wednesday, April 10, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Students can attend this event to learn how to write in beautiful manuscript.

Brazilian Nemesis: Music and Narratives of Eco-friendly Environmental Destruction , Tuesday, April 9, Noon, CEEDS, Wright

Brazil is frequently depicted as a paradise, as a land of extraordinary natural beauty and abundance, yet a series of its governments have demanded sacrifice of this “heaven on earth” in the name of progress and modernity. Dr. Bacchini will consider how a paradoxical idea of eco-friendly destruction has become justification for reckless environmental policies, analyzing its expression in popular music and culture. Dr. Bacchini is visiting professor at Stanford, Research Fellow at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", an author, as well as, editor of Maestro Soberano. Lunch is provided.

April 10: Day of Learning

Students, faculty and staff will gather April 10 for a day of learning, designed to help create transformative change in the community.


04/08/2019 Digest


‘PAINTING WITH LIGHT’: Seascapes of Martha's Vineyard & Cape Cod, Opening Reception , Friday, May 10, 5 - 7 p.m., Alumnae House Gallery, 33 Elm St.

Alison Shaw ’75 has called Martha’s Vineyard home since moving there for “just one summer” following graduation. Throughout her nearly 45 years photographing the island, she has always been drawn to the shoreline. Increasingly, her goal has not been to capture the literal fact of that shoreline, but rather its essence. Sometimes she uses her camera more like a paintbrush, moving it while pushing the shutter to create “brushstrokes” of vivid color. In other cases, she works with her camera on a tripod, using very long exposures to create a soft ethereal effect almost like a watercolor. http://www.alisonshaw.com Exhibition - April 26 through August 2nd.


04/04/2019 Digest


'Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials' Exhibition , February 8-July 28, Museum of Art

The story of plastic is as complex as the polymer chains that make up its unique material properties. The exhibition "Plastic Entanglements" brings together sixty works by thirty contemporary artists to explore the environmental, aesthetic, and technological entanglements of our ongoing love affair with this paradoxical, infinitely malleable substance. Both miraculous and malignant, ephemeral yet relentlessly present, plastic infiltrates our global networks, our planet, and even our bodies.

SEC Films: Mamma Mia! Double Feature , Friday & Saturday, April 5 & 6, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Catch Mamma Mia 1 on Friday night and Mamma Mia II on Saturday night. Bring your friends and come ready to sing along! Both films are free and open to the entire community.

Global Salon with Justin Cammy: Will Bibi Win? Understanding Israel's Elections , Friday, April 5, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Justin Cammy is a member of the programs in Jewish Studies and Middle East Studies at Smith College, and Senior Fellow at the Goldreich Institute at Tel Aviv University.

Free Community Day @ SCMA , Saturday, April 6, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Museum of Art

Join us for a free Community Day with performances, drop-in art making, and “STEAM in the Atrium” activities, inspired by the exhibition Plastic Entanglements. Program partners include Enchanted Circle Theater, Holyoke STEM Academy, Smith College Campus School, Connecticut River Conservancy, The Bagshare Project, Smith College CEEDS, and The Center for EcoTechnology. Free light refreshments, plus a food truck! All ages welcome.

Elizabeth Killian Roberts ‘45 Prize for Best Drawing, Apply by Friday, April 12

Established in 1990 by family and friends in memory of Elizabeth Killian Roberts ’45. this prize is awarded annually for the best drawing. Entries are judged by faculty in the Department of Art. To be considered for the prize, students should display their drawing on the boards in the second-floor hallway of Hillyer Hall by Friday, April 12th. Limited to one entry per student. Additional eligibility and entry information is available at: https://www.smith.edu/academics/art/prizes-opportunities. Announced on Ivy Day, winners receive a substantial cash prize.

“The Designer's Field Guide to Collaboration” Landscape Studies Lecture Series , Monday, April 8, 2:40 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Caryn Brause, Architecture, UMass-Amherst, will be presenting a lecture titled "The Designer's Field Guide to Collaboration." Her talk is part of the Spring 2019 Landscape Studies Lecture Series, which is free and open to the public. For the full schedule, visit https://goo.gl/hkrJAL

Office of Admission hosts Spring Preview , Saturday, April 6, 8 a.m., Scott Gym

On Saturday, April 6th, the Office of Admission will hold Spring Preview, a half-day visit program that introduces high school students and their parents to Smith. Registration is at Scott Gym; panels and presentations take place in Ford Hall and Sage Hall. For more information about this program and other Preview events throughout the year go to http://www.smith.edu/admission/visitcampus.

Catholic Club On-Campus Mass , Sunday, April 7, 7 p.m., Campus Center 003

The Smith College Catholic Club hosts biweekly on-campus. Email catholicclub@smith.edu for more information about the club, Masses, and other events.

Engaging Imagination in Higher Education: The Power of Cognitive Tools , Thursday, April 18, 4 p.m., Conference Center Oak Room

Workshop led by Gillian Judson, Executive Director of the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture and Education http://www.circesfu.ca) at Simon Fraser University. This session introduces Imaginative Education (IE), an approach to teaching that centralizes emotional engagement with the teaching of all subject matter. Participants will be introduced to easy-to-use “cognitive tools” that can maximize emotional engagement and learning for the adult learners in their classes. Find out more and RSVP - https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/sherrerd-center/news

29th Annual Lehmann Lecture: Rediscovering the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum , Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Kenneth Lapatin is Curator of Antiquities with the J. Paul Getty Museum. He holds his degrees from the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D.), and Oxford University (M. Stud.), and his areas of specialization are ancient Mediterranean Art and archaeology (particularly the Aegean Bronze Age, Greek and Roman), historiography, forgery, reception, and luxury arts. He has conducted fieldwork in Caesaria Martima (Israel), Roma and Corinth.

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

The Smith College Jewish Community (SCJC) welcomes Shabbat every Friday. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with Kabbalat Shabbat, where students gather together, light Shabbat candles, and sing songs and psalms to welcome the Sabbath. This is followed at 6:15 p.m. by a gourmet vegetarian dinner. All students are welcome.

Weekly Meditation , Monday, April 8, 5 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend weekly mindful meditation in the tradition initiated by Zen priest Ruth Ozeki (led by Naomi Miller and Mary Beth Brooker during Ruth's absence on sabbatical in the spring semester.) 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.

Global Salon with Ebru Öztürk: I Left Islam But the Inner “Halal Voice” Remained , Friday, April 5, 4 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

This work explores what kind of experiences Iranian refugees in Sweden make during the process of conversion from Islam to Christianity. Öztürk will discuss the response given by a secular state to a religious behavior, the autobiographical narrations about the process of conversion and the biographical transition into a new social condition of the refugees.

Global Salon with Felwine Sarr: Islam, Senegal and Music , Monday, April 8, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

This lecture by distinguished Senegalese scholar, writer and musician Felwine Sarr (Gaston Berger University, Saint-Louis, Senegal) explores the relationship between music and Islam in Senegal, and how music is used as a medium to express a complex web of issues around identity, politics and religious beliefs.

Opening Reception for ‘Honey, I'm Home’: An Exhibition of Senior Art Majors , Friday, April 5, 6 p.m., Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer

Honey I’m Home is first of three exhibitions that features the work of nine Smith College senior art majors. Ashley Aviles, Asia Littell, Bailey Whitney, Echo Zhang, Ella Perkins, Julia Xu, Haley Peterson, Rose Bernhard, and Tori Greco Hiranaka will be exhibiting in the Oresman and Jannotta Galleries from April 3-11th, 2019. This group of nine, out of the twenty-eight-person class, work with installation, photography, and sound to explore the boundaries of intimacy, healing, inheritance, haunting, and the home.

Arabic Program Offering Two First-year Classes Next Semester

The Arabic Program is offering two first year Arabic classes next semester. In addition to learning written formal and colloquial spoken Arabic, students will be exposed to a variety of Middle Eastern traditions and culture. Arabic is the fifth most widely spoken language on the planet. Smith College offers many grants and scholarships to study Arabic abroad. The Arabic program at Smith College involves students studying Arabic in many activities; a trip to NY, Boston, and Springfield, Arabic music concert and dance, projects with IT outside of class, and investigations in the Smith Museum and Botanical garden.

Tera Hunter Lecture, “Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century” , Monday, April 8, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Professor Tera Hunter will be giving the annual history department Frank and Lois Green Schwoerer '49 lecture. Dr. Hunter is professor of history and African American studies at Princeton University. Her first book, “To ’Joy My Freedom,” looked at African American women and work after the Civil War. Her new book, “Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century” is a profound and sober study of slavery through the lens of marriage and gender. Sponsored by the Department of History.

Economics Senior Theses Presentations , Tuesday, April 9, 4 - 5:10 p.m., Campus Center 205

Senior Economic students will present their year-long thesis research and experience. Tea and cookies will be available. Presenters include Anuska Jain, who will address “How Might Higher Temperatures Under Climate Change Affect India’s Economy?"; Zhouran (Gray) Li, who will talk about “Refining the Application of Proxy Carbon Price for Smith College”; Oumayma Koulouh, who will present “When Do People Lie More?”; Sarah Albert, who will discuss “How Do State Minimum Wages Affect Poverty Rates?”; and Hannah Mathews, who will explain “Immigration in Italy."

Future of Dining Discussion , Saturday, April 6, 1 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

All students are invited to attend a discussion on the future of dining, facilitated by Director of Wellness Kris Mereigh. There will be snacks. Questions that will be explored include the following: 1. How does the dining experience affect your personal health & wellness/wholeness today? What improvements would you make to the system to improve wellness/wholeness in dining spaces in the future? 2. How can inclusion and equity be thought about and integrated into dining spaces to improve issues of belonging and connection on Smith Campus?

Ecological and Evolutionary Drivers of Disease in Freshwater Zooplankton , Monday, April 8, 4:30 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Carla Cáceres, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, will present this talk which is part of the Spring 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 p.m.

Consent and Consensuality in Ancient Greek and Roman Marriage , Tuesday, April 9, Noon, Seelye Hall 304

Judith P. Hallett, Professor Emerita of Classics at the University of Maryland, whose work focuses on the roles of women in the Greco-Roman world, will talk about Consent and Consensuality in Ancient Greek and Roman Marriage. She will be available for a wide-ranging Q & A after her talk, for those who can linger.

New Play Reading Series: Them What Brung You by Tanya Ritchie , Thursday, April 4, 7:30 p.m., Acting Studio 1, Mendenhall

Them What Brung You, a new play by Tanya Ritchie, directed by Mary Beth Brooker. Women have babies every day. But wild, wonderful West Virginia can be very dark at night. No cell service. You wouldn't want to lose your way. Free and open to the public.

Presidential Colloquium — G. Gabrielle Starr , Monday, April 8, 5 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Pomona College President G. Gabrielle Starr will offer a Presidential Colloquium titled “On Value: Arts, Education, Aesthetics and Policy.” Drawing from research into aesthetics from behavioral and neural perspectives, continued engagement as a critic and scholar of the arts, and experience as a teacher and a leader in colleges, Starr will invite the audience to explore, with her, possibilities about how the arts can—and fundamentally do—help us think about not just what we prefer, but what we value.

Free Speech at Smith College since 2000 , Monday, April 8, 4:15 p.m., Seelye 107

Government Professor Marc Lendler will be presenting the findings of two Smith thesis projects that surveyed the student body's support for free speech. The two surveys were conducted fifteen years apart, and found a decline in support for free speech at Smith. Come to learn more about free speech at Smith and what the results mean for political dialogue on campus.

WOZQ 70th Birthday Concert , Saturday, April 6, 8 - 11 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Smith College's student-run radio station, WOZQ 91.9FM, is turning 70 this year. In celebration, the station is hosting a birthday concert on April 6th in Davis Ballroom. Performing artists are Shower Thoughts, Poetic Thrust, and Mandala. Doors open at 7:30pm. It is free and open to all five college students as well as the public. Any questions can be sent to wozq@smith.edu.

Annual Draper Competition , Friday, April 5, 1 p.m., ITT

The annual Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs is designed specifically for undergraduate women to craft a venture from an idea. This opportunity will be a chance to showcase and pitch ideas to a panel of judges with over $100,000 in cash and scholarships being awarded on the competition day. This event is not just for competing students and their teams but is also an event that is open to the community. Come support these entrepreneurs and learn about how you, too, could be an innovator. Free food and gifts.

Battle of the Bands , Friday, April 5, 8 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Five local bands will battle it out for the title of Best Band in the Valley and professional recording studio time at Ghost Hit Recording in Holyoke, MA. After the main show, Springfield's own Malado Music Group will perform. Malado's music style stems from the roots of gospel, R&B, Hip-hop, Neo-soul, Jazz, and more. They have played alongside the likes of Lupe Fiasco, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, All Time Low, and more. This event is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.

Poorwill Lane Duo: Works for Violin and Cello , Sunday, April 7, 4 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

The Sage Chamber Music Society presents Poorwill Lane Duo, a married team consisting of former Chiara String Quartet violinist Hyeyung Yoon and cellist Gregory Beaver. They will perform varied solo and duo works including a piece written by Beaver as a clue in a treasure hunt leading to his wife's birthday, a piece by Gabriela Lena Frank that probes into her identity as a multi-racial woman, and Maurice Ravel’s Duo. Fee and open to the public.

Showing up Whole in Racial Justice Work , Saturday & Sunday, April 6 -7, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sojourner Truth School

In partnership with the Sojourner Truth School for Social Justice, The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life will host a Weekend long Antiracism Workshop: "Showing up Whole in Racial Justice Work." This interactive workshop will challenge us to develop a vision for and actions towards racial justice rooted in a deep love for ourselves and others. Space is limited, registration required, and student attendance can be subsidized by the CRSL. Staff and faculty as well as members of the community are invited to participate. Contact mraucher@smith.edu to register.

Computer Science Faculty-Student Mix-N-Mingle , Monday, April 8, Noon, Campus Center Carroll Room

Computer Science Faculty-Student - Mix-N-Mingle - Get to know your faculty over lunch and meet some robots! There will also be a photo booth!

Kate Lila Wheeler reading , Thursday, April 4, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

Kate Lila Wheeler, appearing at Smith College as one of four writers in residence this year in the Buddhist Studies Program's "Putting Pen to Palm Leaf" series on Buddhism and literature, reads from her current work in progress, a novel titled "Red Lotus". Wheeler is an editor and author and has been practicing and teaching meditation for almost three decades.

Walk for Wata , Saturday, April 6, 2:30 p.m., Chapin Lawn

Smith Walk for Water is hosting it's third walk in honor of world water day! On this event, participants are encouraged to carry a bucket of water on a hike around campus simulating long walks people have to make in areas with water scarcity. No donation is need to walk but anyone is free to donate as much as they would like. The safe water project we are fundraising for this year is a social venture, Tongo Wata, founded by our very own Smithies to provide safe water to a community of 500 families in Tongo, Sierra Leone.

Drop-in Help with Workday Time Entry , Thursday & Friday , April 4 & 5, Human Resources Conference Room

Need assistance entering your time in Workday? The payroll team and Workday Ambassadors will be available to help. Bring your device if you like. Laptops will also be available. And remember to bring your Duo authentication device! Thursday, April 4, 10-11 am; Friday, April 5, 1:15-2:45 pm

Draper Competition Boosts Entrepreneurship

This year‘s Draper Competition, hosted by the Jill Ker Conway Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, will be held Friday, April 5, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. in the Indoor Track and Tennis Facility. Some 75 teams are expected to participate.

Black Spirituality Conference , Sunday, April 7, 4 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Join us at the first Black Spirituality Conference held at Smith. The aim of this conference is to brings visibility to black students, as well as build community in and across the Abrahamic faiths. There will be networking opportunities, a talent show, and delicious food. All are welcome! Please fill out this link in order to register. See Shanelle W. (swhyte@smith.edu) for more information.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2AEQNvl8VFUOGQivQp7KBPs0tBVbdVHl5C-X36Vlao2VFYw/viewform?usp(equals sign)pp_url


04/02/2019 Digest


“God's Monsters” , Tuesday, April 2, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

Esther Hamori, Associate Professor, Union Theological Seminary, will present "God's Monsters." Sponsored by the Ancient Studies Program. Free and open to the public.

Poetry Reading: Zeina Hashem Beck , Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

A Lebanese poet based in Dubai, Beck is the author of two full-length collections: To Live in Autumn and Louder than Hearts. Beck will read pieces in a form she created, duets: poems that interweave lines written in English and Arabic. Free and open to the public.

Music in the Noon Hour: Works for Two Pianos with Jiayan Sun and Judith Gordon , Wednesday, April 3, 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Music in the Noon Hour presents "Masters Arranging Masters," works for two pianos by Grieg-Mozart and Debussy-Schumann, performed by pianists Jiayan Sun and Judith Gordon.

Kate Lila Wheeler on Writing and Buddhism , Tuesday, April 2, 7 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Part of this year's Buddhist Studies series on writing and Buddhism, a two hour evening seminar for students with Kate Lila Wheeler. Wheeler is an editor and author and has been practicing meditation for more than 35 years. Indian supper will be available. To attend, RSVP at https://forms.gle/xyYMGZrKEfpiGhRA9

Student Activity Fair - Open Campus/Discovery Weekend , Friday, April 12, 2:30 p.m., ITT

Open Campus is coming up just around the corner, and each year an org fair is hosted for all admitted students to attend. This is a great opportunity for new students to learn about the different organizations on campus and a great way for all of our orgs to do some recruiting for the fall semester. We would love it for you to join us. Herrell's ice cream truck will be parked out front during the event.

Gardening the Community , Saturday, April 6, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Volunteer with the CSO and Gardening the Community (GTC), an intersectional food justice organization in Springfield, MA, with a focus on youth development, community building and growing good food. Transportation provided! Outdoor tasks include weeding, planting and gardening, so dress appropriately. Bring water and a snack! Sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/WYdedklx3SOmzE4m2.

“Do Clothes Matter?” A Symposium from the Smith College Historic Clothing Collection , Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

The Smith College Historic Clothing Collection (SCHCC) presents “Do Clothes Matter?” a symposium celebrating the 40th anniversary of the collection. Guest speakers at the symposium include Vanessa Freidman, Chief Fashion Critic for the New York Times, Kiki Smith, Professor of Theatre at Smith College and Curator of the SCHCC, Sonnet Stanfill, Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Jan Glier Reeder, Costume Curator and Historian. The symposium will also include student presentations of selected cotton garments from the collection. Registration is required and lunch will be served to registered guests. For more information and to register, visit http://www.smith.edu/academics/theatre/do-clothes-matter

Interfaith Lunch , Tuesday, April 2, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Join others in interfaith dialogue, faith in action, and social justice works on this campus and beyond. Lunch will focus on building community and unity in the wake of the New Zealand mosque attacks. Lunch will be provided (gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options available with advance notice).  All are welcome!

Seats still available for “Investing for Retirement in a Challenging Environment” , Thursday, April 11, Noon - 1:30, Campus Center 205

Join Mary Ellen Gordon (Voya) to learn the most common mistakes made when investing for your future and get strategies for investing during turbulent market periods. Feel free to bring your lunch to this 1-1/2 hour workshop. Register by visiting https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development.

Participate in a Study about Postures and Earn a $7 Campus Center Café Gift Card

Earn a campus center café gift card (or course credit for eligible classes) when you complete a study about postures. You may be eligible if you: - Are a female college student; - Are between the ages of 18 – 27 years old; - Have no injuries to your extremities; - Have not previously participated in a SPAH lab postured experiment. Email spahlab@smith.edu to confirm your eligibility and schedule an appointment.

JostenLive! Read 6 Plays Challenge Awards Ceremony , Friday, April 5, 5 p.m., Josten Library, Mendenhall

Dedicated to the proposition that reading 6 plays forms the basis for snacks, discussion, and a goofy ceremony, JostenLive! reprises its ultra-niche 6 Plays Challenge Awards Ceremony. Do you ever read plays for pleasure, or without the pressure of a syllabus? This ceremony is for you! JostenLive! celebrates the creative lives of library users and the inspiration of its spaces and collections, especially those modest, pastel, packable playscripts. Co-sponsored by the STC: Student Theatre Committee. Entry forms are available at Josten Library through April 5 at 5!

Time Management: Stay Motivated by Prioritizing Yourself , Wednesday, April 3, 4:15 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

This workshop will help students learn how to manage their time by making time for things that matter to them AND still getting their work done.

G. Gabrielle Starr: “On Value, Arts, Education, Aesthetics and Policy”

Pomona College President G. Gabrielle Starr will offer a Presidential Colloquium titled “On Value: Arts, Education, Aesthetics and Policy” at 5 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the Campus Center Carroll Room. The event is open to the public at no charge.


04/01/2019 Digest


American Studies 302 Final Presentations , Tuesday, April 30, 1:30 p.m., Wright Hall 238

Students of the Material Culture of Early New England Seminar invite you to attend their end-of-semester presentations. Utilizing the disciplines of history, art and architectural history, anthropology we have explored this semester, the relationships between objects and ideas and the ways in which items of material culture both individually and collectively convey patterns of everyday life. Students will summarize in brief oral presentations their own findings as they investigate and consider the broader historical and cultural significance of a group of objects selected from the collections of Historic Deerfield.


03/28/2019 Digest


Star Gazing , Thursday, March 28, 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., McConnell Hall Roof

Come see stars, planets, galaxies, and a region of active star formation at the Astronomy Department open house. All are welcome - please dress very warmly. For further information or to check on weather conditions, contact Meg Thacher, mthacher@smith.edu, 585-3935.

‘Global Perspectives on the Making of a Fourteenth-Century French Almspurse’ , Thursday, March 28, 5:15 p.m., Seelye 106

Professor Sharon Farmer, '74, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara, will present "Global Perspectives on the Making of a Fourteenth-Century French Almspurse." Sponsored by the Department of History.

Presidential Colloquium -- Martha C. Nussbaum , Friday, March 29, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Martha C. Nussbaum -- a leading philosopher who writes and comments regularly on topics of national and global significance -- will deliver a Presidential Colloquium on “Anger, Fear and the Politics of Blame.” Developed in conjunction with her new book, “The Monarchy of Fear,” Nussbaum’s talk will investigate “the climate of simmering anger that disfigures most modern democracies, expressing itself in blaming and targeting of unpopular groups.” Nussbaum argues that a philosophical analysis of anger and its roots in experiences of powerlessness can help people move forward.

Elizabeth Schroeder Hoxie ’60 Memorial Internship, Apply by Monday, April 1.

The Elizabeth Schroeder Hoxie ’60 Memorial Internship provides financial support for Department of Art majors and minors (sophomores and juniors only) who undertake a summer internship of approximately 35 hours of work per week. The award cannot be combined with the Praxis fund. To be considered for the prize, students must submit: the names of two faculty member references; a letter of application; a current CV or resume; a copy of their transcript; and an itemized budget. Apply online at: https://www.smith.edu/academics/art/prizes-opportunities.

Phyllis Williams Lehmann Travel Award, Apply by Monday, April 1

The Phyllis Williams Lehmann Travel Award was established in 1978 by friends and former students of Professor Lehmann. The prize is awarded annually to seniors majoring in the history of art to support educational travel opportunities. Preference is given to students interested in pursuing the study of art history, especially classical antiquity, at the graduate level. Classical studies majors and archaeology minors are also encouraged to apply. Students must submit a written proposal describing their travel plans, a copy of their transcript, and an itemized budget. Apply online at: https://www.smith.edu/academics/art/prizes-opportunities.

Megan Hart Jones ’88 Studio Art Prize, Apply by Friday, April 5

Established in 1987 by family and friends in memory of Megan Hart Jones ’88, this prize is awarded annually to one undergraduate for outstanding work in drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, architecture, printmaking or the graphic arts. Each student may submit only one piece of artwork; multipart projects will not be accepted. Students must drop off their artwork in Room 321, Hillyer Hall, on Friday, April 5 by 4:30 p.m. Additional eligibility and entry information is available at: https://www.smith.edu/academics/art/prizes-opportunities. Announced on Ivy Day, winners receive a substantial cash prize.

American Studies Presents Tom Weiner, ‘Photographed Letters on Wings’ , Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Tom Weiner retired almost 3 years ago from teaching after 40 years at the Smith College Campus School. He has written 3 non-fiction books, “Called to Serve: Stories of Men and Women Confronted by the Vietnam War Draft” (adapted into the play entitled “The Draft”), “Photographed Letters on Wings: How Microfilmed V-Mail Helped Win World War II” and the soon to be published, “Intimate Stories: Two Older and Two Younger Men's and Women's Groups Share Their Reflections.”

‘China: Environmental Villain or Savior’ Landscape Studies Lecture Series Event , Monday, April 1, 2:40 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Professor Dan Gardner, Smith College History Department, will present a lecture titled “China: Environmental Villian or Savior.” His talk is part of the Spring 2019 Landscape Studies Lecture Series, which is free and open to the public. For the full schedule, visit https://goo.gl/hkrJAL

Community Engagement and Social Change Concentration , Thursday, March 28, 5 - 6:30 p.m., Jandon Center, Wright 013

JCCE invites all interested students to learn about the concentration in Community Engagement and Social Change. Come hear about how to link what you are learning in the classroom to the needs and interests of communities locally and around the globe.

Seniors: Museum Listening Session , Monday, April 1, 6 - 8 p.m., Dewey Common Room

The Museum of Art invites graduating seniors to share their experiences of the museum in one of two listening sessions. We'd like to hear from all seniors, whether you visit the museum often or never. Our goal is to better understand the range of student experiences with and perceptions of the museum so we can make sure that all students feel welcome and supported in the museum space. Your feedback will be anonymous. The lessons we learn from your comments will be shared internally at the museum, but any specifics will be confidential. We'll have pizza for the first 20 students and a raffle prize.

Film Futures: A Conversation between Producer Christine Vachon and Director Rose Troche , Thursday, March 28, 5 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Christine Vachon is the founder of Killer Films, since 1995, it has been one of the most important independent film companies in the world, and a transformational voice in New Queer Cinema. Rose Troche, who first received acclaim for the film Go Fish (1994), has been a pioneering force in the LGBTQ moving image work ever since, working in film, television (The L Word) and most recently Virtual Reality.

EALL Film Series continues with Go (Japan, 2001) , Friday, March 29, 7 p.m., Seelye 106

Go (Japan, 2001) is a coming-of-age movie which tells the story of a Japanese-born North Korean teenager and a prejudiced Japanese girl whom he falls for. Snacks provided! Part of the East Asian Languages and Literatures Film Series on Hometown and Identity.

Senior Wine & Cheese , Thursday, March 28, 8:00 - 9:30 p.m., Alumnae House

The Class of 2019 is invited to the annual Wine & Cheese gathering. This event celebrates the Class of 2019 and gives Seniors the opportunity to spend time with friends, enjoy some refreshments, and make a gift to the Senior Appreciation Program. The Smith Fund will also be raffling off two pairs of Senior Ball tickets! Please bring a photo ID with date of birth: if you're drinking, we'll be carding! This event is free, but please bring a few dollars to make your gift!

New Play Reading , Thursday, March 28, 7:30 p.m., Acting Studio 1, Mendenhall Performing Arts Center

"Grains of Wheat": A play about the paper brigade written and directed by Abigail Weaver ‘19. In the 1940s, in the city of Vilna, a group of Yiddish writers and partisans smuggled hundreds of thousands of books and cultural artifacts to safety. Twice. Based on a true story. Free and open to the public.

Concert Conversation with the Adaskin String Trio , Thursday, March 28, 7:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

The Smith Music Department presents a discussion of the trio's interpretive motivation in works by Cras, Beethoven, Schnittke, Martinu, and Kodaly. The Adaskin Trio will perform with Sally Pinkas, piano at 3:00PM on Sunday, March 31 as part of the Valley Classical Concerts at Smith College.

Geosciences , Thursday, March 28, 12 - 1 p.m., Sabin-Reed 103

Meet the faculty and learn about the courses and research opportunities.

‘Disaster Refuge: U.S. Refugee Policy in an Era of Accelerated Climate Change’ , Monday, April 1, 5 p.m., Seelye 106

Maria Cristina Garcia, Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies at Cornell University, will speak as part of the Kahn Institute yearlong project on Refugees. Migration experts forecast that during the next 50 years, hundreds of millions of people will be forced from their homes because of eroding coastlines, drought, more powerful storms, and other so-called "natural" disasters. In this talk, Garcia will discuss the legal, political, and humanitarian implications of this migration and the possibilities for creating a climate refugee policy in the United States. http://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute

Dance , Friday, March 29, 5:30 p.m., Dance House

Dance Presentation of the Major, 5:30 p.m. and Open House, 4:30 - 6 p.m.. Meet the dance faculty, MFAs and dancing Smithies, find out about fall classes and projects, upcoming auditions, and the Five College Dance department. Dance Curious are welcome! Please bring a friend. Snacks. At the Dance House, 47 Belmont, next to the Health Center and Scott Gym.

Smith2Do with Wellness: DIY Scented Pillow Making , Friday, March 29, 7 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Students can come make a pillow with the guidance of Wellness Community Health Organizers. This program is part of Wellness' focus on Sleep Health this month.

Kahn Institute: Buddhism and Contemporary Literature, Apply by March 28 for , Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m., Kahn Institute, 21 Henshaw Ave

The application is still open for this Kahn Institute short-term project, Putting Pen to Palm Leaf: Buddhism and Contemporary Literature, organized by Jay Garfield. The third colloquium will host Kate Lila Wheeler, author of Nixon Under the Bodhi Tree and Other Works of Fiction, Not Where I Started From, and When Mountains Walked. See the full project description here: https://www.smith.edu/academics/kahn-institute/pen-palm-leaf-project. For the Saturday, March 30 colloquium, please apply here https://goo.gl/forms/wwXLI1nnciBeD7Lq1 by Thursday, March 28.

Spinal Motor Circuits and Plasticity , Monday, April 1, 4:30 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Ariel Levine, NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, will present this talk which is part of the Spring 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 p.m.

‘Some Remarks on Buddhist Fiction’ , Monday, April 1, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

In this lecture, Kate Lila Wheeler will put notions of gender, sexual orientation and the imagination in early Buddhist times into conversation with present-day notions of power and oppression. Wheeler is an editor and author and has been practicing meditation for more than 35 years. Part of "Putting Pen to Palm Leaf: Buddhism and Contemporary Literature"; series sponsored by the Buddhist Studies program, Kent fund, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, English Department, Kahn Institute, Poetry Center, Religion Department and Five College Consortium.

BSA Presents Lavender Pride: Dating, Relationships, and Our LGBTQ+ Identities , Saturday, March 30, 4 p.m., Mwangi Center, Davis

Lavender Pride is a series of workshops for black Smithies who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community. The first workshop focuses on topics such as the lack of dating prospects in western Massachusetts, to how fetishism, being closeted, and identities like asexuality and aromanticism play a role in finding love and companionship. Free Stuff: Journals and Stationary. Free food: Nacho Bar and drinks.

Call for Music Reviews, etc. for WOZQ's Zine, DIRT, Submit by March 31

Smith College's student-run radio station, WOZQ, is in need of submissions for its annual music and culture zine titled "DIRT." Any student, even those not affiliated with the station, are welcome to send in music reviews, playlists, photographs, collages, poems, drawings, or just about anything else that could be printed for the zine. Send submissions and any inquiries to dirtmagazinewozq@gmail.com. The zine is expected to be available for WOZQ's 70th birthday concert on April 6th if enough people submit.

Apple Faculty & Staff Appreciation One Day Only Sale , Friday, April 19

The Smith College Computer Store is having a ONE DAY Employee Appreciation Event on Friday, April 19th from 8:30- 4:00. In addition to the Apple Academic Discount, we are offering an additional 8% off all current Apple MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro laptops, iMacs, & iPad Pros. Our staff will be on hand to answer questions & demonstrate all the new Apple products. Get an additional 10% off all non Apple Accessories in the store when you purchase a new laptop, desktop, or tablet.

Kid's Night Out , Friday, March 29, 7 p.m., ITT

Athletics will be hosting Kid's Night Out, March 29 7-10 p.m. Drop your child(ren) off for a night of fun with their friends. Questions, contact Katie Moore- kmoore@smith.edu

IT Transformation Community Meeting , Friday, March 29, 2 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Workday is almost here! Samantha Earp, VP for Information Technology/CIO, and the Workday team will share an update on the project and talk about what's next.

Early deadlines for time sheets, leave reports, and approvals this week, noon, Thursday, March 28

All employees: NOON ON THURSDAY, MARCH 28, is the deadline to submit your time sheet/leave report in Banner for this payroll period. You may need to estimate hours worked for March 28 to March 30. Any adjustments to those hours will be completed in Workday during the following payroll. Supervisors/Time approvers: 4PM THURSDAY, MARCH 28, is the deadline for you to approve all time sheet and leave reports in Banner.

Early deadline for time sheets this week, noon, Thursday March 28

All student employees: NOON ON THURSDAY, MARCH 28, is the deadline to submit your time sheet in Banner for this payroll period. You may need to estimate hours worked for March 28 to March 30. Any adjustments to those hours will be completed in Workday during the following payroll.

Jummah at Hampshire Mosque , Friday, March 29, 12:15 p.m.

Students are invited to attend Jummah at the Hampshire Mosque this Friday with Muslim Student Adviser Kim Alston. Van leaves at 12:15 pm in front of the Chapel. Rsvp to Shanelle Whyte @swhyte@smith.edu.

Weekly Meditation , Monday, April 1, 5 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend weekly mindful meditation in the tradition initiated by Zen priest Ruth Ozeki (led by Naomi Miller and Mary Beth Brooker during Ruth's absence on sabbatical in the spring semester.) 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.

LGBT Bible Study , Sunday, March 31, 4 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

A group of LGBTQ identifying/affirming people interested in studying the Bible through the lenses of queer theology. Meet once a week and discuss relevant Biblical texts over snacks and tea!

SCJC Shabbat , Friday, March 29, 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. 

Soup Salad Soul , Friday, March 29, 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.

Smith Shakes Presents: Romeo and Juliet , Friday & Saturday, March 29-30, Helen Hills Chapel Sanctuary

Student-run Smith Shakes is excited to present their second production: Romeo and Juliet. Two star-crossed teenage lovers, feuding families...everyone knows the story. Come see this take on the timeless romance; it's just as you remember, but gayer. Two showtimes: Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 30 at 3 p.m. in Helen Hills Hills Chapel. Suggested donation $5, no one turned away for lack of funds. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Out Now, an organization for queer youth in Springfield. Open to the public. Wheelchair accessible. No food or drink.

‘SUSY May Be Necessary To Prevent Cosmic Apoptosis’ , Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Five College Physics Colloquium with Sylvester James Gates, Ford Foundation Professor of Physics, Brown University. In biology, apoptosis describes programmed cell death in organisms. In the 1970's, the "decay of the false vacuum" related to the Higgs Boson was discovered. The decay implies a possibility of "cosmic apoptosis." Learn how supersymmetry may protect our universe from this dire fate. Reception to follow in the foyer.

Red Table Talk: Sex and Pleasure , Thursday, March 28, 5 p.m., Mwangi Center, Davis

The Multicultural Experience (ME!) in collaboration with the Black Students' Alliance (BSA) and PRISM present "Red Table Talk: Sex and Pleasure." This event is inspired by the hit web-series by Jada Pinkett-Smith, and will engage participants in round table conversations about sex positive culture and pleasure for people of color. This event will have a central focus on Black people's experiences. Free dinner provided. Wheelchair accessible space. Designed for the Smith community of color and open to allies.

Softball: Smith vs. Wheaton College , Friday, March 29, 3 p.m., Softball Field

Come support the Pioneers on the home field as they take on the Wheaton College Lyons!

Apple Watch® Demo and Information Session , Friday, March 29, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Computer Store, 202 Stoddard Hall

The Smith College Computer Store is offering an Apple Watch® Demo and Information Session. Join the Computer Store staff to learn more about the Apple Watch Series 4 and take part in an interactive demonstration. The event is open to all Smith College students, faculty and staff.

Blood Mobile, Sign Up by Friday, March 29

Once again, the Office of Student Engagement is partnering with Baystate Medical Center to bring the Blood Mobile to campus. They will be here April 3rd and 12th at 11 a.m. on Chapin Lawn. Stop by the Office of Student Engagement to in CC106 to sign up by THIS FRIDAY, March 29th, and to read about whether or not you qualify.

Video: Revisiting Their First-Year Selves

Four years ago, three members of the Class of 2019 agreed to document their first year at Smith. Here's what happened last week, when they revisited those early days.

 

 


03/26/2019 Digest


Installation: ‘The Bagshare Project—Creative Reuse in Action’ , March 8-April 8, Nolen Art Lounge, Campus Center

BagShare Project volunteers transform locally sourced surplus materials into reusable bags. Leni Fried, local artist and printmaker, founded The Bagshare Project in 2007 in Cummington, MA. Since then over 30,000 reusable bags have been made by volunteers and shared in stores and food pantries. This installation tells the story of the project and its environmental impact---and invites you to take action. Presented in conjunction with the SCMA exhibit “Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials.”

OPT Information Session for International Students , Wednesday, March 27, 5 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

International students interested in applying for post-graduation work authorization using Optional Practical Training (OPT) are required to attend at least one OPT info session prior to scheduling an OPT application appointment with the ISSO.

Vegan Ice Cream Social , Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Animal Advocates of Smith College is hosting a vegan ice cream social. This is part of the Meatless March campaign, which encourages the reduction of meat/animal product consumption for the month. Stop by anytime. See the Meatless March pledge here: https://goo.gl/forms/foQoUIIVofpyxHLz1

‘How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat’ , Thursday, Mar. 28, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Farah Pandith, '90, is a diplomatic entrepreneur, foreign policy strategist and former diplomat. A world-leading expert and pioneer in countering violent extremism, she is the author of the forthcoming book, "How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat."

Apply Now for Jandon Center Faculty Support Grants

Did you know faculty can apply for up to $1000 in funds to support a Community-Based Learning (CBL) course or a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) project? Past funding has supported field trips, guest speaker honoraria, meeting costs, and materials for learning, research activities, and reports. Apply here: https://www.smith.edu/academics/jandon-center/cbl-support.

‘The Fourth String,’ A Reading and Performance , Tuesday, March 26, 5 p.m., Sage Earle Recital Hall

Janet Pocorobba, '89, is Associate Director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at Lesley University. Her memoir, “The Fourth String,” focuses on her relationship with her mentor, who taught her to play the shamisen, a traditional Japanese 3-stringed lute. Janet will play the instrument as well as read from her book. All are welcome. Free and open to the public.

Neo-traditionalism and the Eco-ethics of the African Feminist: Artist + Scholar in Dialogue , Tuesday, March 26, 5 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Artist Ifeoma U. Anyaeji is featured in the exhibition "Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials." She will discuss her neo-traditional "Plasto-yarning" technique in dialogue with Chelsea Mikael Frazier, a cultural studies scholar working at the intersection of Black feminist theory and environmental thought. Moderated by Emma Chubb, Charlotte Feng Ford '83 Curator of Contemporary Art.

Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity

Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers to work with home construction skills like framing, drywalling, roofing, landscaping, painting, door & window installation, and siding. Their goal is to make homeownership possible for low-income families in the Pioneer Valley and through the donation of money, land, expertise, and labor, they commit themselves to construct affordable and sturdy houses. Volunteers attend a 1-hour orientation and then can build with Habitat for Humanity or volunteer at their events. No long-term commitment is required, sign up for 1 construction shift at a time and you are only committed to that shift. Builds take place on Saturdays 9-4 and Sundays 12-4. Contact Lindsay Berry lindsay@pvhabitat.org if you are interested and visit http://www.pvhabitat.org for more information. Smith CSO vans can be used to access the build sites.

Study of Women and Gender , Thursday, March 28, Noon, Campus Center 205

Seats Still Available for the Two-Hour ‘Change Management’ Workshop , Monday, April 1, 10 a.m., Campus Center 204

Ombudsperson Michael Stephens builds on data from meetings with college faculty and staff to present concepts and approaches that can help improve how changes are introduced and managed, including: Examples of the types of concerns employees have about changes in the workplace; the cycle of reactions that people typically have to changes in their work situation; basic concepts in managing change effectively—with helpful tips for both supervisors and staff; and the costs to you and the department that are incurred when change is not managed well. Read the full description and register by visiting https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development

Register Now for Two-Hour Workshop ‘Grit & Resiliency for Well-Being and Success’ , Tuesday, April 2, 10 a.m. - noon, Campus Center 205

Grit helps us persist in the face of obstacles and is a significant predictor of personal and professional success. Resilience helps us recover from difficulties and is vital to positive mental health. This training will provide you with a toolbox of specific practices to help navigate life’s challenges, reconnect with what matters most to you. Read the full description and register by visiting https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development

Sleep Soundly Smith , Wednesday, March 27, 4:15 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

This event is a discussion and art-making session surrounding students' sleep health and sleep routine on campus. Attendees will learn methods to get better sleep with a Wellness Community Health Organizer (which can also improve one's GPA).

All Staff Forum , Thursday, March 28, 3 - 4:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

The fall All-Staff forum will be held Thursday, March 28 from 3:00 to 4:30 in Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall. All staff are invited and encouraged to attend to receive information and updates from President McCartney and members of the administration, as well as to participate in discussion with the presenters.

Psychology , Tuesday, March 26, 5 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Legal Frameworks for Environmental Protection in Brazil , Tuesday, March 26, 4:30 p.m., CEEDS, Wright

Professor Stella Emery Santana, visiting professor of environmental law at the U. of Indiana Law School, will discuss the development of environmental policy in Brazil, from the 1988 post-dictatorship constitution up to the current administration of President Jair Bolsonaro. In addition to her experience teaching environmental law and policy, Dr. Santana worked with the Espirito Santo state environmental agency in Brazil as environmental law consultant in response to the 2015 Samarco mining dam breach.

Community Education Lunch , Thursday, March 28, 12 - 1 p.m., Jandon Center, Wright

Come join us in learning about creating healthy environments, harnessing collective energy, youth development, and urban agriculture! Hear from representatives of Nuestras Raices and Gardening the Community as they discuss their role in developing sustainable futures in order to build healthy and equitable communities. Pizza lunch will be provided! (Gluten-free option available). If you have any questions call the Community Service Office (CSO) at ext. 3060 or email cso@smith.edu.

Statistical and Data Sciences , Tuesday, March 26, 12:15 - 1:05 p.m., Ford Hall Atrium

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

Computer Science , Wednesday, March 27, 12 - 1 p.m., Ford Hall Atrium

Lunch will be served! - **A group photo of CS students will be taken at the end of the presentation**

Tennis: Smith vs. Springfield , Tuesday, March 26, 4 p.m., Tennis Courts

Support the Pioneers as they take on Springfield College at home!

Earn a $7 campus center café gift card (or course credit for eligible classes)

Complete a study about postures, located in Bass Hall. Slots are limited. Contact us ASAP! You may be eligible if you:- Are a female college student. - Are between the ages of 18 – 27 years old. - Have no injuries to your extremities. - Have not previously participated in a SPAH lab postured experiment. Email spahlab@smith.edu to confirm your eligibility and schedule an appointment

Presidential Colloquium: Martha C. Nussbaum

Martha C. Nussbaum—a leading philosopher who writes and comments regularly on topics of national and global significance—will deliver a Presidential Colloquium on “Anger, Fear and the Politics of Blame” at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, in the Campus Center Carroll Room at Smith College. The event is open to the public at no charge.

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