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12/13/2018 Digest


Smith Grant Recipients: Your Story Wanted

Your scholarship aid is made possible in part by gifts from alumnae and friends of the college. If you've received a Smith grant, we would be grateful if you would share your story through the Scholarship Information Form found at: https://tinyurl.com/yaf6aott Please feel free to contact us at DonorRelations@smith.edu for any additional information.

Free Second Friday , Dec. 14, 4 p.m., Museum of Art

4–7 PM Hands-on! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view. Picture Perfect: Your face is a gift to the world! We'll snap a photo to be printed on the spot and added to a festive frame that you decorate. 6 PM Open Eyes: Guided conversation exploring a different art object each month. Museum Shop open + complimentary light refreshments.

Campus Police Outreach Office Walk-in Hours , Thursdays and Fridays, 2-4 p.m.

Police-community relationships are one of the most significant barriers facing police officers. This is why positive police-community relations are critical for active crime prevention, officer safety, and successful police-citizen relationships. Goals of community outreach? Increase student motivation to report crimes; build trust and familiarity with our community; and create opportunities in which to engage community members. The Outreach Coordinator, Officer Earl Brown, will be available for walk-ins at the campus -police office on Thursdays & Fridays from 2PM - 4PM or by request at 585-2496.

Wailing Banshees Fall Concert , Thursday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage Hall

Ellen Redman, director. A rousing farewell to the end of term with an emphasis on the music of Scotland. As always, jigs, reels, and the best craic on campus.

Dance Grad Event , Thursday, Dec. 13, 8-9:30 p.m., Crew House

This year’s Grad Event features new works by MFA candidates Xan Burley and Alex Springer, former principal dancers from the acclaimed Doug Varone Dance Company and Toni Craige, whose work sources specialties in contact improvisation, social work, and Body Mind Centering. Fall Grad Dance Event. $1 Tickets at the door -- CASH ONLY!

Celebrations Dance Company Presents 'Re-encounter' , Friday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m., Scott Gym Dance Studio

Celebrations Dance Company presents "Re-encounter." The fall showing includes works from Elizabeth Brison, Serena Anne Cattau, Georgianna Duke, Emma Humphries, and Kiara Mickens. Free Admission.

'28 Faces 29 Spaces': Senior Art Major Exhibition , Through January 31, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer

"28 Faces, 23 Spaces" brings together a variety of artworks: from oil painting, printmaking and digital collage to video art, sculptural installations and multimedia pieces. The senior studio class framed their fall 2018 semester around the broad theme of “work.” Students were asked to not only create but also examine, orient, and possibly re-conceptualize their artistic practice, continuously asking the question “what is work?” 28 Faces, 23 Spaces is the culmination of a semester of figuring out “what works.” The show will be on view in Jannotta and Oresman Galleries from December 5, 2018 through January 31, 2019.

Nominations for 2019 Sherrerd Teaching Awards

Do you know a Smith faculty member whose teaching has had a significant impact? Students, faculty and alumnae are invited to nominate outstanding Smith educators for the 2019 Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching. Please submit your nomination using the online nomination form by January 7, 2019: http://www.smith.edu/events/sherrerd_nominations.php

Facilities Management to Close , Friday, Dec. 14, 11:15 a.m.

Facilities Management, which includes Central Stores and Mail Services (including pick-ups and deliveries) will close for a department function. If you have a Facilities-related emergency, contact Campus Police at ext. 2490.

Campus Center Café Hours of Service Change , Friday, Dec. 14, Noon-3 p.m.

Dining Services and Facilities Staff holiday party will be held on Friday, Dec. 14, from noon to 3 p.m. In order to accommodate the staff attending the event, the Café will be open with limited stations during this time. Stations open: Pizza, Soup, Ellipse- Coffee & Specialty drink bar, Grab and Go Case- multiple assorted sandwiches and salads. We appreciate your understanding and support.

Denise Egan Stack, LMHC: 'OCD and Anxiety in the Classroom' , Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Related Disorders Lecture Series 2018-2019 continues with Denise Egan Stack, LMHC, presenting "OCD and Anxiety in the Classroom." Sponsored by the Massachusetts Affiliate of the International OCD Foundation.

New and Improved Health and Wellness Website , Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

Visit https://www.smith.edu/student-life/health-wellness to see how Smith's new health and wellness website can help you get the information you need to stay healthy, whole, and well on your own time and on your own terms. Medical, counseling, and wellness services each have vibrant new web pages with helpful resources and tips to help you be at your best, how to reach help if we are closed, and much more. Check out our Resource pages for quality sources of information about a variety of topics. We're here for you IRL at 413-585-2250.

Special Study Spaces for Reading and Exam Week , December 3-20

During reading and exam week, there are special study spaces open to students. To find information on quiet study areas, study areas available to students 24/7, and other study spaces, visit https://bit.ly/2rjJ8bu

Participate in the Encouragement Wall , December 10-18, Campus Center, First Floor

Smith College Wellness Services invites students to participate in an encouragement wall on the first floor of the Campus Center. Students can express their creativity by adding to the colorful bulletin board of post-its, and they can take a post-it with the affirmation they need. This board aims to make visible how connected people all are during stressful times, as well as to provide space for students to cultivate perseverance, gratitude, and self-care with support from their community. @wellnessatsmith on all social media platforms will show the board's progression over time with #EncourageASmithie

'Attempted Adults' Podcast, Episode 2 , Monday, Dec. 17, Noon, Campus Center, Main Level Table

Check out "Attempted Adults," the official podcast of adulting, which launched on November 19. Hosted by Ana Devlin Gauthier (Senior Leadership Coordinator in the Wurtele Center for Leadership) and Kris Mereigh (Director of Wellness), this podcast examines the concept of adulting and all the challenges that come with it. Episode two will come out on December 17. There will be tabling for the podcast in the CC at noon that day. To view Episode 1, "Happy Adulting! Friendship," visit Spotify and iTunes at https://goo.gl/xpjk7F

Dining Services Special Announcement , Friday, Dec. 14

Meal hours will be slightly altered to accommodate staff attending a holiday party. A hearty brunch will be served from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Appetizers including cheese, crackers, fruit, crudités & dip will be served from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Tyler will have late night dining through 8:30 p.m., and Emerson will have late-night dining through 9:30 p.m. On Monday, Dec. 17, trays of desserts and hot chocolate will be prepared for every house. We send our best wishes to all students as they complete their final projects and exams.

Meditations for Houses Last Week of Classes and Reading Week

The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life offers meditations for student houses during the last days of classes as well as during Reading Week. Meditations are conducted by CRSL staff and community religious liaisons experienced in leading groups, which may be practicing meditation for the first time. Contact Kim Alston at kalston@smith.edu to find a time that works for your group.

American Studies Honors Thesis Presentations , Thursday, Dec. 13, 4 p.m., Dewey Common Room

American Studies Honors Thesis presentations will be given by Illaria Dana AC 19J, who will present "White Womanhood, the YWCA, and U.S. Imperialism in the Philippines" and Celeste Clerk AC 19J, who will present "An Analysis of Citizenship Status As a Tool to Regulate Migrant Labor Flows."

Upper College Lane One Way , Friday, Dec. 14, 3-7 p.m.

Because of upcoming PVIAC track meets, Upper College Lane will be one way from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on several days this winter beginning on Friday, Dec. 7 . You will not be able to enter College Lane via Elm Street. Vehicles will only be allowed to enter College Lane via Green Street and West Street. The dates this will continue 12/7, 12/14, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25 and 2/1. On 2/8 the times will change to 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sams Fund Accepting Applications from Faculty and Students Until , Monday, Feb. 11

The Sams Fund supports the study of Arab history, culture, politics, religion, and art at Smith College. The intent of the fund is to foster greater understanding among Americans and people of Arab countries. Apply for funding by submitting a project proposal describing the purpose of the project, the specific activities for which support is sought, the contribution of the project to the development of Middle East Studies at Smith College and their intended impact, estimated duration of the project, and the proposed budget. See: https://www.smith.edu/academics/middle-east-studies (then scroll to Sams Fund) for more details.

Payroll Schedule Adjustments for BW26 - Winter Break 2018 , Dec. 9-22

Payroll schedule adjustments for BW26, Pay Period 12/09/2018-12/22/2018, are as follows: For Employees, Time Sheets/Leave Reports must be submitted by Monday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. For Supervisors, approval of time/leave must be done (same day) by Monday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. This early submission and approval may require employees to estimate their hours not yet worked for the remaining days in the pay period. Any correction needed for the estimated hours will be made in the next payroll (after break). Reminder emails will be sent with the adjusted schedule.

Payroll Schedule Adjustments for BW26 - Winter Break 2018 , Dec. 9-22

Payroll schedule adjustments for BW26, Pay Period 12/09/2018-12/22/2018, are as follows: For Employees, Time Sheets/Leave Reports must be submitted by Monday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. For Supervisors, approval of time/leave must be done (same day) by Monday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. This early submission and approval may require employees to estimate their hours not yet worked for the remaining days in the pay period. Any correction needed for the estimated hours will be made in the next payroll (after break). Reminder emails will be sent with the adjusted schedule.

Last Chance: 'A Gathering of Leaves' by Artist Annie Zeybekoglu '67, Exhibit Ends , Thursday, Dec. 13

The exhibit "A Gathering of Leaves" by Artist Annie Zeybekoglu '67, on view at the Alumnae House Gallery, will end Thursday, Dec. 13. Tea is everywhere--its ubiquitous presence rivals the most common object. Once used, each stained teabag holds a personal experience, records a private sharing, serves as a visual reminder of conversations, reunions, and journeys. Tea is a common denominator in much of the artwork of Smith alumna Annie Zeybekoglu '67. Tea serves as a vehicle for preserving memories offering subtle tonalities that have evolved into her artist’s palette, finding expression in her handcrafted jewelry, books and image making.

Meditation with Ruth Ozeki , Monday, Dec. 17, 5 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Come join us for some relaxing, grounding mindfulness meditation to help calm the mind and improve focus. Instruction is offered at the beginning of the session followed by a simple silent practice and some walking meditation. Ruth Ozeki is a Zen priest and teaches creative writing at Smith.

SCJC Shabbat  , Friday, Dec. 14, 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. Contact: SCJC 

Jummah Prayer and Lunch , Friday, Dec. 14, Noon, Chapel Sanctuary

Join us for a spiritual dialogue, camaraderie, communal prayer, and a delicious lunch. Note: Jummah will happen every other Friday in the Helen Hills Hills Chapel Sanctuary

Junior CHO Applications; Deadline Is , Friday, Jan. 11, Midnight

Smith College Wellness Services Department is looking for FIRST YEAR and SOPHOMORE students interested in joining the Community Health Organizer (CHO) family. CHOs aim to promote healthy minds, bodies, souls, and spirits at Smith. Apply to be a Junior CHO here: https://tinyurl.com/yar8xbpa Applications are due January 11.

'Feeding the Whole You' Cooking Program , Friday, Jan. 11, Midnight

This weekly cooking program allows Smith students to join forces with faculty to cook recipes that students cherish and then eat these meals as a group. There is a limit of 20 students, and one must be able to attend all six dates to participate. Students can apply to to take part in these cooking classes at https://tinyurl.com/ycmnblgz Applications are due January 11.

Upper College Lane Closed , Wednesday, Dec. 19, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Please note that College Lane will be closed to traffic from Elm Street to Green Street to allow for a crane to remove demo'd equipment from the Sabin Reed roof as part of an HVAC renovation project .

BFTN: Gingerbread Decorating , Thursday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m., Campus Center Main Level Table

Get into the festive season of dessert making by decorating a gingerbread person with assorted frosting and toppings. Vegan friendly.

Explore the Spatial Analysis Lab's 'Holiday Cheer' Map

Share your holiday adventures and live vicariously through the rest of the Smith community by visiting http://bit.ly/sal_holiday2018

Going-Away Gathering for Kevin Kerwood , Thursday, Dec. 20, 3-4:30 p.m., Conference Center Meeting Room

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us to celebrate Kevin Kerwood's new venture and thank him for his many years of service to Smith. Refreshments will be served.

Spud Your Way , Thursday, Dec. 13, 1 p.m., Chapin Lawn

Visit the Spud food truck for a spud your way--brain food for studying!

Indoor Playground (BALL PIT!) , Thursday, Dec. 13, 9 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Blow off some steam and release your inner child with an indoor ball pit, hula hoops, and more!

Smith 2 Do: Stress Toy Night , Friday, Dec. 14, 9 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Prepare for finals by making a stress or fidget toy!

Zumba , Monday, Dec. 17, 8 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Sweat your stress away with some good ole' Zumba!

Massage Night , Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Let your stress melt away with a free massage!

Acupuncture , Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2-6 p.m., Campus Center 205

Receive free acupuncture at this acupuncture clinic! Please sign up day of event at OSE Campus Center 205.

The Dog-father: Food Truck , Tuesday, Dec. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Chapin Lawn

Grab a free extreme hot dog to enjoy!

Seeking Community-Building Book Group Members

The Faculty and Staff Councils are looking for students, faculty and staff who want to join a pilot book club discussing Ijeoma Oluo's "So You Want to Talk About Race." Four lunchtime book discussions will be held on campus between January and late April of 2019, led by facilitators and focused on building community at Smith. Participation is capped at 25 for the pilot, which is supported by an Innovation Challenge grant from President Kathleen McCartney. Book club members will receive a copy of Oluo's book. If interested, fill out this form by January 15 (LINk:https://goo.gl/forms/iySNAzvpuW0sUsBK2)

Duo Two-Factor Authentication Presentations , Monday, Dec. 17, 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

ITS will be in hosting two short presentations about Duo Two-Factor Authentication in Stoddard Hall Auditorium. Following both presentations, ITS staff will be on hand to assist attendees with Duo enrollment. For more information and to enroll in Duo now, go to http://www.smith.edu/its/duo. Assistance is also available at the IT Service Center in Stoddard Hall 203 or x4487 (4ITS).

Sign Up Now for 'How to Remember Names and Network' Session , Thursday, Dec. 20, 2:30-4 p.m., Alumnae House

Want to improve your networking and cocktail party skills for the holidays? Executive coach Susan Callander will be giving a special session on networking and other holiday skills including Introductions, Using Titles & Honorifics; Conversation Starters & Killers; Joining and Exiting Conversations; Name Tags and How to Remember Names. We are hoping to include a broad audience. Please forward this invitation to friends and colleagues. To sign up, visit https://goo.gl/Pym6iM

Historian Natalie Zemon Davis '49 Reflects on a Long Career

Natalie Zemon Davis ’49 combed archives and rare books to reclaim the voices of women and other overlooked groups. In the latest Smith Alumnae Quarterly, the acclaimed 90-year-old historian looks back on her scholarship, her momentous life and the price she paid for her progressive ideals.


12/11/2018 Digest


Nominations for 2019 Sherrerd Teaching Awards

Do you know a Smith faculty member whose teaching has had a significant impact? Students, faculty and alumnae are invited to nominate outstanding Smith educators for the 2019 Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching. Please submit your nomination using the online nomination form by January 7, 2019: http://www.smith.edu/events/sherrerd_nominations.php

Lunchtime Flu Shot Appointments , Thursdays and Fridays, Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

If you missed our recent flu vaccine clinics, it's not too late. Did you know that flu is the number one reason for absence from work or class? We offer flu vaccine at lunch time on Thursdays and Fridays (not Wednesdays) for all members of our community. As a reminder, we do NOT carry the high dose formula, which is available for persons over the age of 65. Please call to schedule your appointment now at 413-585-2250. Thank you for helping our community stay healthy. We look forward to seeing you.

About 'Health Holds'

Health Holds are placed on student accounts when the Center for Health and Wellness is missing required documentation of vaccination or tuberculosis testing, or other aspect of first-year or transfer-required health forms. Holds are removed and/or adjusted by our office until all documentation is received. With the exception of fall matriculation, we do not send reminder notices. If your account is on hold, contact our nurses at 413-585-2813. We are happy to review your file with you and make adjustments as we are able so that you may register for classes! Have a great week!

Medal Committee Invites Nominations

The Smith College Medal Committee, comprised of alumnae volunteers and staff advisers, invites nominations of alumnae to receive this award, who exemplify in their lives and work the true purpose of a liberal arts education. To learn more about the Smith Medal, view a list of past Medalists, or nominate an outstanding alumna, visit https://goo.gl/BkAm0G

Donate Now to Annual Stuff-a-Cruiser Food Drive

The Campus Police Department is holding it's 3rd annual Stuff-a-Cruiser food drive supporting the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Officers will be collecting canned and non-perishable food items during the month to raise awareness and assist in the fight against hunger in our local communities during the holiday season. Donation boxes are located at the Campus Police station (126 West Street). Donations accepted until December 20.

ES&P Lunchbag: ENV 312 Capstone Presentations (Part 1) , Tuesday, Dec. 11, Noon, Campus Center 103/4

This is the first set of capstone presentations by ENV 312 students. “When in Doubt, Throw it Out: A Solution-Based Study of Waste Practices at Smith's Friedman Apartments” by Ruth Neils, Meg Johnson, and Carla Yacoub. “Estimation of Smith College's Scope 3 Emissions" by Cara Dietz, Eliana Gevelber, and Gray Li. “Experiential Learning at Smith College: Exploring a Proposal for Agricultural Integration” by Elsa Weintraub and Lark Wicinas.

ES&P Lunchbag: ENV 312 Capstone Presentations (Part 2) , Thursday, Dec. 13, Noon, Campus Center 103/4

This is the second and final set of capstone presentations by ENV 312 students. “Effective Student Research on Smith Landscape: What Worked, What Didn’t, and Where We Go From Here” by Sydney Noa Bobrow and Paula Ariel Martinez. “Don't Feed the Storm Drain: Stormwater Management on Smith College Campus” by Jasmine Pacheco-Ramos and Haruka Yoshida. “Rethinking the Landscape: Shadow Curriculum at Smith College” by Emerson Barry, Sarah Chin, Sarina Vega.

Register Now for 'Maximizing Performance in an On-Demand World' Webinar , Thursday, Dec. 13, Noon

Smith Executive Education invites you to a webinar on habits to increase efficiency in your work and life. You will leave the session with: An understanding of how an over-stressed, under-fueled brain influences your decisions, responses, and your leadership impact - and what to do about it. Proven, science-backed strategies to combat stress and strengthen personal resilience. Key insights to help you lead others through distraction, disruption, and relentless demands. If you know of others who might benefit from our programs, please pass on this invitation. To register, visit https://goo.gl/UbJ9Jf

December Mail Services Closings

Mail Services, including the retail/pick-up window and mail delivery, will be closing from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, and at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, to attend college functions. The student window will reopen at 4 p.m. on December 11. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for planning for your mail needs in advance.

IT Service Center Closed , Tuesday, Dec. 11, 3-4 p.m.

The IT Service Center will be closed to allow staff to attend the Winter Solstice Celebration.

'Wholeness Wednesday' Rock Climbing , December 12, 7:15 p.m., Ainsworth 304

Wellness Services and the Outdoor Adventure Program are collobarting to create an hour of Wholeness Wednesday Rock Climbing. There is a cap of 20 students so please sign up to attend through this link https://smith.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2937900 or by selecting "going" in the event on Wellness Services' Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/wellnessatsmith/

POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY: JostenLive! Read Six Plays Challenge

Originally scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7, the popular Read Six Plays Challenge Awards Ceremony has been POSTPONED until February, date to be announced soon.

'Sign Out' Button is Back in 25Live

After switching to single sign-on for 25Live, we temporarily lost use of the Sign Out 'button'. Please note that the button has now been restored to 25Live and it should be used when you are finished using it. Note further that if you are only logged into 25Live when you sign out, this will also sign you out of the portal. If you're logged into other portal-launched sites, signing out of 25Live will not affect these.

Parking Office Closed Beginning at 11:15 a.m. , Friday, Dec. 14

The parking office will close due to a department function. If you have any questions or need any assistance, call Campus Police at 413-585-2495.

Alumnae Scholarship

If you are a senior or an alumna beginning your first year of graduate studies, you are eligible to apply for an Alumnae Scholarship. Awards are competitive and are based on merit as determined by your record, letters from faculty and a recommendation from your department. Students who receive awards are expected to pursue full-time graduate study. The application deadline is March 20, 2019. Information about Alumnae Scholarship and the application is available at: https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/class-deans/funding

Bus Service to Mount Holyoke During Finals

Bus service for the 39 express has been adjusted to accomodate students taking exams at Mount Holyoke. Please see the updated schedule by visiting https://www.fivecolleges.edu/bus/fall-2018-finals

Free Second Friday , January 11, 4-8 p.m., Museum of Art

4–7 PM Hands on! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view. Mirror Image: Make your own quadri specchianti like Michelangelo Pistoletto's Mrs. Lichtenstein, combining together collage, photography and drawing on a shiny surface. 6 PM Open Eyes: Guided conversation exploring a different art object each month. Museum shop open + complimentary light refreshments.

Interfaith Lunch , Tuesday, Dec. 11, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Join others in interfaith dialogue, faith in action, and social justice works on this campus and beyond. Lunch will be provided (vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options available upon advance request). Please provide any dietary restrictions to the emails below. All are welcome!

Deadline Approaching for 2019 Smith Athletics Hall of Fame , Tuesday, Jan. 1, 5 p.m., Ainsworth Gym

The deadline to nominate former Pioneer student-athlete for the 2019 Hall of Fame is quickly approaching. Nominations for the 4th Class of the Smith College Athletics Hall of Fame can be submitted through January 1. To nominate online, fill out the submission form http://bit.ly/2bYDjIj

Smith Awards Funding for 14 Innovation Challenge Proposals

This year’s Innovation Challenge grants will fund a range of programs, including student/alumnae networking, outdoor programs for Smith’s student unity groups, and a conference on diversity in athletics. Established in 2016 by President Kathleen McCartney, the Innovation Challenge grants support research, teaching and learning programs built around themes of inclusion, diversity and equity. This year, the college will fund and implement 14 projects chosen from 39 applications by a working group representing the president’s cabinet, students, faculty and staff.


12/06/2018 Digest


Star Gazing , Friday, Dec. 7, 8:30 p.m., McConnell Hall Roof

Come see Mars, stars, galaxies, and a region of active star formation. All are welcome - please dress very warmly. For further information or to check on weather conditions, contact Meg Thacher (mthacher@smith.edu, 585-3935).

SEC Presents 'A Wrinkle in Time' , Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.

President McCartney's Open Office Hour , Monday, Dec. 10, 4-5 p.m., President's Office, College Hall

President McCartney welcomes anyone in the Smith Community to drop-in and share what's on your mind. No scheduling is needed.

Inclusion Council Open Office Hours , Monday, Dec. 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Campus Center 204

The Inclusion Council invites staff, students and faculty to stop by one of these sessions to share your ideas and reflections. No appointment is necessary. Pizza will be served. For more information about Smith's Inclusion Council, visit https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/diversity/inclusion-council

Opening Reception of the Student-Curated Virtual Exhibition 'Transitions: From the Old Order to the New' , Thursday, Dec. 6, 4:30-6 p.m., Atrium, Brown Fine Arts Center

The students of GER 297, in cooperation with the Digital Imaging Center and the Smith College Museum of Art, have curated a virtual exhibition of German print artifacts and ephemera from the period 1890-1930 that are part of a private collection. The students have also curated a works-on-paper cabinet in the Museum (3rd floor), which is part of the exhibition. For more information, contact Joe McVeigh of the German Studies Department.

Five College Project Management Collaborative - Kick-Off Meeting , Friday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m., FPH East Lecture Hall, Hampshire College

The Five College Project Management Collaborative is a newly forming group for community practice for interdisciplinary project management professionals of all titles, in all departments, across the Five Colleges.This community of practice will offer trainings and a network of colleagues that can offer support and advice. Our kick off meeting will be Friday, Dec. 7, at Hampshire College in the FPH East Lecture Hall. Please RSVP by visiting https://goo.gl/cwtyLr For more information, email fcpmc-u@smith.edu

DATE CHANGE: Health Professions Scholarship Program Information Session , Thursday, Dec. 6, 12:10 p.m., Lazarus Center, Drew Hall, 2nd Fl

[Originally scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7, this event will take place Thursday, Dec. 6.] The Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) covers civilian health profession school tuition, fees, and provides a monthly living stipend. The HPSP is offered by the Army, Navy and Air Force. Qualifying students can pursue medical (MD or DO), dental, veterinary, psychiatric nurse practitioner, psychology or optometry programs. An Army HPSP recruiter will present program details and take questions.

Volunteer with the Food Bank of W. Mass , Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Volunteer with the CSO for our short-term project with the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has been feeding the community since 1982, distributing food to member agencies in surrounding counties. Volunteer work is a crucial component to the elimination of hunger and is a rewarding experience. We will be volunteering on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and will be sorting donated food. Sign up at: https://goo.gl/forms/gbjVtylTWTQzDA5j2. Email erhyu@smith.edu for questions.

Global Salon: 'Taiwan and the U.S.--Essential Partners in Challenging Times' , Friday, Dec. 7, 4-5 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center

Director-General Douglas Y. T. Hsu of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston (TECO-Boston) will speak on the ever important topic of Taiwan-U.S. relations. The talk will address the brief history of the Taiwan-U.S. and Cross-Taiwan Strait relations, and why it is relevant in view of the challenges presented by the international environment nowadays. With the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979 about to mark its 40th Anniversary in 2019, Mr. Hsu is uniquely qualified to speak on Taiwan-U.S. relations with over 22 years of career experience in Taiwan’s foreign service.

Senior Collaboration Capstone Presentation , Friday & Sunday, Dec. 7 & 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre

The final presentation of the Senior Collaboration Capstone will be presented for two nights. Visit http://www.smith.edu/smitharts for more details about this performance.

Fall Studio Production: 'Far Away' by Caryl Churchill , Thursday & Saturday, Dec. 6 & 8, 7:30 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre

Confronting our deepest fears, Caryl Churchill’s extraordinary play depicts a chilling world where everyone is at war, and not even the birds in the trees or the river below can be trusted.

Bare Bones Dance Concert , Thursday & Friday, Dec. 6 & 7, 8 p.m., Scott Gym Dance Studio

The annual Bare Bones Dance Concert offers an exciting showcase of dances choreographed, danced, and produced entirely by undergraduate students from across campus. Directed by Department of Dance Faculty Angie Hauser. Open to the public, admission $1.

Stephen R. Platt: 'Imperial Twilight--The Opium War and the End of China's Last Golden Age' , Thursday, Dec. 6, 5 p.m., Seelye 106

Stephen R. Platt, professor of history, University of Massachusetts Amherst, will discuss his new book, Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China's Last Golden Age (Knopf, 2018). Copies of his book will be available for purchase at the lecture. Sponsored by the Smith College Program in East Asian Studies. This event is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.

Reception for '28 Faces, 23 Spaces': Senior Art Major Exhibition , Friday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m., Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer

"28 Spaces, 23 Faces" brings together a variety of artworks: from oil painting, printmaking and digital collage to video art, sculptural installations and multimedia pieces. The senior studio class framed their fall 2018 semester around the broad theme of “work.” Students were asked to not only create but also examine, orient, and possibly re-conceptualize their artistic practice, continuously asking the question “what is work?” 28 Faces, 23 Spaces is the culmination of a semester of figuring out “what works.” The show will be on view from December 5 through January 31.

'Artificial Epistemology: Knowledge, Truth and Value in Machine Learning,' Kahn Lecture, Heather Roff, Johns Hopkins , Friday, Dec. 7, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

Heather Roff, Senior Research Analyst in the National Security Analysis Department, Johns Hopkins University, will discuss Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) and the lack of understanding about what AI and ML actually are and what they do. This talk will aim to provide a first step in answering questions about the adoption of AI by examining it from the perspective of epistemology, beginning with difficult questions about the nature of knowledge, justified belief, truth and value. Part of the Kahn Institute short-term project Data, Knowledge, Pedagogy: The Age of Machine Learning, December 7-8. http://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute

'Understanding the Tug o'War Between a Fungal Pathogen and Its Hosts' , Monday, Dec. 10, 4:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Li-Jun Ma, associate professor, biochemistry and molecular biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, will present this talk which is part of the Fall 2018 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.; talk to begin at 4:30 p.m. Visit http://www.smith.edu/biology/events.php for the full schedule.

Engineering Design Clinic Mid-Year Presentations , Friday, Dec. 7, 1:10-4:10 p.m., Ford 240

In Design Clinic, senior engineering students collaborate in teams on projects sponsored by industry and government. Project 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. These work-in-progress presentations are open to the public, and include refreshments. See http://www.science.smith.edu/designclinic/dc1819-mypres/ for more details.

Soup, Salad and Soul , Friday, Dec. 7, 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.

SCJC Shabbat  , Friday, Dec. 7, 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. Contact: SCJC

Weekly Meditation , Monday, Dec. 10, 5 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Students, faculty and staff are all invited to attend a weekly meditation with Ruth Ozeki, a Zen priest and faculty member. A simple, relaxed, and silent practice of sitting meditation, using chairs or floor cushions. Initial meditation instruction offered. All levels welcome with time for questions.

Please Note: No Jummah Prayer and Lunch , Friday, Dec. 7

There will be no Jummah Prayer and Lunch this week. Instead join us at the Hampshire Mosque. Contact swhyte@smith.edu for more information.

Seats Still Available: 'Combat Busyness and Create the Life You Want' , Monday, Dec. 10, 2-4 p.m., Campus Center 205

We're all going so fast, sometimes we forget where we're going or what is most important to us. Our values and our "to do" lists don't align and we feel too busy to think about it. This pace can negatively affect your relationships, your mood, your work, your health. Take some time out of your harried schedule to slow down, learn concrete ways to get your life back in balance and create more time and space for well-being and increased productivity. Learning objectives include making a concrete plan for strategies to bring your life back into balance.

Screening of 'Clinical Revolution: The Smith College School for Social Work at 100' , Friday, Dec. 7, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Smith College SSW will screen "Clinical Revolution: The Smith College School for Social Work at 100," produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Julie Akeret in conjunction with Springfield PBS affiliate WGBY. The original documentary short features rarely-seen archival photos and correspondence, the legacies of Mary Jarrett, E.E. Southard, William A. Neilson, Bertha Capen Reynolds, Katherine Gabel and interviews with Howard Parad, Ann Hartman, Joyce Everett, Marianne Yoshioka, alumni and students. Lunch will be provided.

Staff Council Cookie Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone who baked for the cookie contest. There were 11 delicious entries. The winners are: Double Peanut Butter Dippers by Laura Hinton and Canadian Oatmeal Shortbread by Ellen Abrams. These two cookies will be featured at the Soup & Spuds event in January. The People's Choice winner was S'mores by Jessica Flynn.

Pop-Up Exhibit: '28 Vintage Cotton Garments from the Smith Historic Clothing Collection' , Monday, Dec. 10, 7-9 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre

For one night only! From 7 to 9 p.m., THE 154 The Archival Studies of Clothing class presents an exhibit of the garments they have studied this semester. These range from 1870s bustle dresses to a 1905 bathing suit to a Depression-era house dress to 1968 painted Levi cut-offs. Also on exhibit are sample "section" texts related to cotton production, which introduce topics studied over the semester.

Bahai Devotional Gathering , Sunday, Dec. 9, 9:30 a.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Join Bahai Community Religious Adviser Jeannie Hunt, for a monthly Bahai Devotional Gathering whose topic is "Prayers for the Earth." The focus will be an environmental theme, followed by discussion and light refreshments. Open to all.

People News

Sustainability awards, published research and prestigious civic and cultural honors are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.

'Metramorphosis,' 2nd-Year MFA Dance Performance , Friday, Dec. 7, Noon-1 p.m., Crew House

"Metramorphosis," a Noontime Choreography Showing at the Crew House will feature 2nd-year MFA candidates' works in progress from DAN 553, Choreography & Design. Works by Anna Maynard, Lucille Jun, Michelle Erard, and Nikki Lee. Free and open to the public.

Labrys Art & Literature Zine Workshop , Saturday, Dec. 8, 1 p.m., Campus Center 102

Come make zines at Labrys' last meeting of the semester! Supplies and chocolate will be provided. Submit art & writing to labrys@smith.edu by December 21.

Apple One-Day Employee Appreciation Event , Friday, Dec. 7, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Computer Store, Stoddard

Quick reminder that in addition to the Apple Academic Discount, we are offering an additional 8% off all current Apple laptops, iMacs, and 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


12/04/2018 Digest


Black or African American Women Needed for Exercise Study , Ainsworth Gym

The Vascular Function Research Laboratory at Smith College is looking at whether blood vessel function changes with exercise in healthy, non-smoking black or African American women. If you are premenopausal, healthy, and do not have cardiovascular disease or carotid artery disease or certain risk factors, you may qualify. This study will provide you with information about your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol with a fingerstick blood draw, and aerobic fitness with a treadmill test. You will be compensated $30 if you complete the study. If you are interested, please contact: molecularcardiolab@gmail.com or 413-585-4555.

Exhibition: 'Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment' , On view through January 6, Museum of Art

This exhibition explores “The Woman Question” (La Querelle des Femmes) that was at the heart of some of the most pressing cultural, philosophical, political, and social debates of the 18th-century French Enlightenment. What did it mean—legally, socially, scientifically—to be a woman in France in this time? "Becoming a Woman" includes more than 100 works of art from The Horvitz Collection, mostly drawings but also pastels, paintings, and sculpture created by many of the most prominent French artists of the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Lunchtime Travel Vaccine Appointments Mondays and Tuesdays in November and December , 11:30 a.m., Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

Students traveling on college-sponsored trips during J-Term may book travel vaccine appointments Mondays and Tuesdays 1130-1pm. Call now to book your appointment at 413-585-2250. Students traveling to India MUST have a travel physical exam FIRST.

Sign Up Now for Wilderness First Aid Course , January 19-20

Sign up now for this Interterm course, hosted by the Smith College Outdoor Program. Open to the entire Smith community--faculty, staff and students. Cost is $175.00 (plus $40 for CPR), or FREE if you’re a 2019 Outdoor Program Leader. This is a two-year medical certification through SOLO, teaching practical skills for dealing with medical emergencies in the backcountry. This course may also be used to re-certify qualifying WFR candidates. To register or learn more, contact Sfrazee@smith.edu

BeHealthSmartSmith

The Schacht Center for Health and Wellness encourages all students to BeHealthSmart. Stay healthy this cold, cough and flu season by practicing HealthSmart behaviors: get a flu shot, get plenty of rest, drink lots of warm fluids, and eat a balanced diet. Cover coughs and sneezes, disinfect commonly-touched items and avoid close contact with others if you (or they) are ill. Call us, we can help. For additional helpful information and resources, visit https://goo.gl/BYx6ot and/or https://goo.gl/MRTnkW

Register Now for Interterm Animal-Tracking Course , Tuesday-Wednesday, Jan. 15-16, 1-5 p.m., Boathouse

Join the Outdoor Adventure Program for a 2-day animal tracking course during Interterm 2019! January 15-16 from 1-4/5pm. Have you ever seen a track in the mud, sand or snow and wondered what it was? Want to learn how to read and interpret animal tracks and other clues to the natural world? This course will start on campus with the basics, and then head out into various local wildlife refuges and state forests in search of all kinds of critters varying from porcupines and weasels. Email sjohnson@smith.edu to register.

Register Now for Lead Climbing Workshop , January 15-17, 9 a.m.-noon, Ainsworth 304

The Outdoor Adventure Program is offering a lead rock climbing course Interterm 2019. Email sjohnson@smith.edu for questions or to register. Lead climbing better allows you to access many outdoor climbing areas that you otherwise couldn’t climb. This fun indoor gymnastic course will review belaying basics, equipment, lead belaying, anchoring and rappelling on sport rock climbs. This is not a course for beginner climbers. Previous experience belaying and climbing is required.

Poetry Reading: Tiana Clark , Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Carroll Room, Campus Center

Subverting old forms and fashioning new ones with electric confidence, Tiana Clark's mind draws poetic inspiration from idiosyncratic sources: from crossbites to volcanic eruptions to images of pop-star Rihanna. She bravely traces the firsts of southern Black girlhood with a vulnerability that Ross Gay describes as “a reaching toward.” Her most recent collection, I Can’t Talk About the Trees Without the Blood, is the winner of the 2017 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press. 4 p.m. Q&A open to Smith community. Evening reading free and open to the public.

20th Annual Lazerowitz-Tymoczko Memorial Logic Lecture by Stewart Shapiro , Thursday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., Campus Center 103/104

Prof. Shapiro, Professor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, will present on "Plurals, Paradox and Modality." He will argue, first, that certain natural language examples - so-called superplurals - prove empirically problematic for extant analyses that reject the existence of plural entities. What these examples reveal, ultimately, is the need for groups, or collections viewed as entities in their own right. However, since these iterate like sets, they lead to Russell's Paradox. He will sketch a potentialist theory of groups according to which group-formation is merely potential, as opposed to actual or complete.

Retirement Reception for Pat Wheeler , Wednesday, Dec. 5, 4 p.m., Oak Room, Conference Center

Mark your calendars and plan to join us to celebrate Pat Wheeler's retirement as we thank her for her many years of service at Smith. Refreshments will be served.

Annual Smith College Community Celebration of Advent , Tuesday, Dec. 4, 5:30-8 p.m., Alumnae House Conference Room

Enjoy a festive catered dinner with candlelight, hand-bells, and carol singing. Students, staff, faculty, friends and family are welcome! Please rsvp to mraucher@smith.edu

Music in the Noon Hour , Wednesday, Dec. 5, 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Katherine Saik, soprano, Volcy Pelletier, cello and Judith Gordon piano. French music past and present.

Central Javanese Gamelan Fall Concert , Wednesday, Dec. 5, 8 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage Hall

Maho Ishiguro, director. Darsono Hadiraharjo, guest musician. An evening of Central Javanese Gamelan music and dance performance by Five College students and community members of the ensemble.

'Screening Reality: Documentary Film Production in Putin's Russia' , Wednesday, Dec. 5, 5-6:30 p.m., Seelye 201

A lecture by Darya Khrenova, documentary film maker and professor at the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts. Khrenova will explore the reality of Putin’s Russia and consider what elements of Soviet society have returned, with a focus on documentary film production. As state-controlled television avoids screening documentary films, the talk will address how the current media and political landscape impacts documentary film production and directors, as well as how independent documentary films portray contemporary Russian reality. Sponsored by the Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Program, Lecture Committee and Five Colleges, Inc.

Student Late Nights at Lyman: Smith Ukuleles and Herbal Tea Blending Workshop! , Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m., Lyman Plant House

Stop by the Lyman Plant House to create your own original blend of herbal tea using botanical elements, and enjoy the music of the Smith Ukuleles while you wander through the greenhouses. Please bring your Onecard and your own mug to reduce waste.

Smith Implementing Two-Factor Authentication in Early 2019

Smith College will be activating Duo two-factor authentication (2FA) as a standard login component for all student, faculty and staff accounts in early 2019. Two-factor authentication ensures that only you can login to your account by adding a second form of identification. For more information and to enroll in Duo now, go to http://www.smith.edu/its/duo

Environmental Concentration Capstone Presentations , Wednesday, Dec. 5, 12:15 p.m., CEEDS, Wright

The presentation by the Sustainable Food Concentration group will examine regional food access and assess the impact of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. The Climate Change Concentration group will discuss a green house gas (GHG) mitigation plan for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

Basketball: Smith College vs. Clark University , Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Ainsworth Gym

Support the Pioneers as they take on Clark University at home.

'Global Impressions' Launch Party , Wednesday, Dec. 5, 4:30 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Celebrate the launch of "Global Impressions," a journal by Smith students in and for the world. Refreshments will be served.

Student Org 'ACLU: Smith College' Presents, 'Know Your Rights Workshop' , Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

The student organizaation ACLU: Smith College will be hosting a "Know Your Rights Workshop" with the field director of ACLU Massachusetts, Matt Allen. Allen will be teaching attendees about their constitutional rights and how to exercise them in encounters with law enforcement in an interactive lecture. Snacks will be provided.

Stretching Workshops , Wednesday, Dec. 5, 12:30-1 p.m. and/or 4:30-, Mwangi Center, Davis

As the semester comes to a close, it is important to continue taking time to release tension in the body. These stretching sessions will be hosted by one of the Wellness Center's Community Health Organizers to help students find the best ways to relax their bodies in time for finals. Attend either or both sessions.

Apple One-Day Employee Appreciation Event (Still Time to Pre-Order) , Friday, Dec. 7, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Computer Store, Stoddard

There is still time to pre order for the employee one-day Apple sale. 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

The Power of Design

Emily Norton, the new co-director of Smith's Design Thinking Initiative, grew up in Warren, Vt., in a “design build” community founded by architects interested in environmentally sound development. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she says she's excited about being part of Smith’s Design Thinking Initiative as it moves from a multi-year pilot phase into a long-term partnership with the college’s Conway Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center and Wurtele Center for Leadership.

Interfaith Lunch , Tuesday, Dec. 4, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Join others in interfaith dialogue, faith in action, and social justice works on this campus and beyond. Lunch will be provided (vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options available upon advance request). Please provide any dietary restrictions to the emails below. All are welcome!


12/03/2018 Digest


SAVE THE DATE: 'Rice Around the World 2019' , Tuesday, Jan. 8, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

The Staff Council Diversity Committee invites you to enjoy various rice dishes prepared by members of the Smith community. Come share in our cultural diversity.

Opt Out of Buying a Decal by Joining the Opt-Out Program by February 1 , December 15-February 1

How are you commuting to campus for spring semester? Read about the financial incentives to go green with the opt-out program, and find out the details for obtaining an opt-out parking permit here: https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/campus-police/parking Only new members have to sign-up. The sign-up period runs from December 15 – February 1.


11/29/2018 Digest


'Queer and Trans Jews in the Contemporary U.S.: Innovation, Resistance, and Radical Inclusion' , Monday, Dec. 3, 4:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

S.J. Crasnow will speak on the religious lives of queer and trans Jews, and especially their innovations to Judaism. Crasnow is a scholar of gender, sexuality, and Judaism in the contemporary U.S. and has previously published an article on transgender Jewish ritual titled, “On Transition: Trans Innovation and Normative Judaism” in the Journal of Contemporary Religion. Their current research theorizes broader social implications of trans-affirming Jewish spaces and logics; the concept of "passing" as gentile or as straight/cisgender and its limitations; and the links between racism, anti-semitism, and white supremacy. A current resident scholar at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, they are assistant professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Rockhurst University.

SEC Presents 'Disobedience' , Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

New York photographer Ronit Krushka flies to London after learning about the death of her estranged father. Ronit is returning to the same Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her decades earlier for her childhood attraction to Esti, a female friend. Their fortuitous and happy reunion soon reignites their burning passion as the two women explore boundaries of faith and sexuality.

Volunteer with CSO for Northampton Winter Craft Fair , Saturday, Dec. 1, 5:40 a.m.-9 a.m.

Come volunteer with the CSO at the Northampton Winter Craft Fair! The two-day fair runs December 1 and 2. It benefits Big Brothers, Big Sisters and features one-of-a-kind handmade crafts from 90 juried artisans, delicious food, and a silent auction. Transportation is provided and free entry to the fair is provided for Saturday morning volunteers. Come volunteer on Saturday morning to help the artisans unload and set up from 6:00am-9am (meet at Helen Hills at 5:40am). Email eeprice@smith.edu with questions. Sign up and more info at: https://goo.gl/forms/rAnCl3uQ3slFTBrm1

Marine Denis: 'Environmental Justice and Environmental Inequalities--Towards a Legal Vision of the Climate Justice Concept' , Thursday, Nov. 29, 4 p.m., Seelye 106

Marine Denis, Ph.D. candidate in public international law at Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, will address how the issues of inequality and fairness in the environmental domain are growing challenges in Europe. Denis will also discuss the importance of the climate justice concept discuss questions about its implementation.

Study Abroad Pre-departure Orientation , Monday, Dec. 3, 5 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

This Study Abroad Pre-departure Orientation is for students who will be studying abroad starting in Spring 2019. Campus Center Carroll Room, Wilson Atrium, and 207

Doris Gray: 'Touching - a Cross-cultural Exploration of Truth, Forgiveness and Healing' , Friday, Nov. 30, 3 p.m., Seelye 201

Doris Gray, associate professor of gender Studies, Al-Akhwayn University, Ifrane, Morocco, will talk about her work-in-progress, a personal memoir and a reflection about processes of truth telling and reconciliation in the North African country of Tunisia. Gray begins the conversation with questions: Is truth important? To whom? Can forgiveness and reconciliation lead to healing?

Student Performance: 'Twelfth Night' , Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 p.m., Davis Ballroom

A timeless Shakespearean comedy full of shipwrecks, sword fights, confused sexuality, and mistaken identity. Free and open to the public. Suggested donation amount of $5 with proceeds supporting the Smith Debate Society. For one afternoon only - don't miss out!

Recent Graduate Trustee Application Now Open

The application for the Recent Graduate Trustee position on the Board of Trustees is now open. In February 2018, the Board of Trustees voted to create two Recent Graduate Trustee positions open to all graduating seniors. The Recent Graduate Trustees serve as full voting members of the board for a single two-year term. All seniors graduating by May 2019 are eligible to apply. See the link below for more information and to access the online application. The application deadline is midnight on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/trustees/recent-graduate-trustees

Sophomores and Juniors: Open House for Paid Kahn Institute Research Positions (and Free Pizza!) , Tuesday, Dec. 4, 5 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Members of the Classes of 2020 and 2021: You are invited to stop by an Open House (with free pizza and refreshments!) on Tuesday, December 4, 5-6 p.m. in Campus Center 103-104, to learn about becoming a paid research fellow in the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute at Smith in 2019-2020. Hear from past and present Kahn Student Fellows about their experience and what you will gain as a participant in a Kahn yearlong project. Meet the Kahn staff and find out about next year's research projects ("Fear" and "Translations") and how to apply. http://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute

REEES Film Series Presents 'Pavlensky: Life Naked' , Thursday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

"Pavlensky: Life Naked" is a 2016 documentary by Darya Khrenova. Petr Pavlensky, artist and activist, through an array of courageous performances, acts as society's conscience in the face of an increasingly totalitarian state. From lying naked in a coil of barbed wire, to nailing his scrotum to the floor of Red Square, his acts of defiance aim to spark debate and catalyze reform. Khrenova's documentary follows his mission to challenge the state. Snacks and introduction start at 6:45 p.m; film screening begins at 7 p.m.

New Play Reading Series: IN SESSION , Thursday, Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., TV Studio, Mendenhall CPA

Written and directed by Marty Bongfeldt ‘19J. Tali has finally resorted to therapy to figure out how to change her life; but is changing her life at this point really an option? Sometimes figuring out where you are means discovering where you’ve been … all along.

'A Beethoven Cycle: The Complete Piano Sonatas IV' , Thursday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Explore Ludwig van Beethoven’s masterworks presented chronologically by pianist Jiayan Sun. Recital IV: Sonatas Nos. 12-15 presented by Sage Chamber Music Society

New Play Reading Series: I’MA BE MY OWN SUN and DUMB HOUSE , Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Acting Studio 1, Mendenhall CPA

Two one-acts written and directed by Andrea Hairston. Two episodes in the life of Cinnamon Jones, an old tech geek who used to love the theatre. It’s after the Water Wars. She lives in a dumb house on her grandparents’ heirloom farm with her dog, Bruja, and three Circus-Bots. Cinnamon’s a pedal-person making deliveries at the Ghost Mall for flood refugees, but she’s losing heart. Bruja thinks she should do Carnival. The Circus-Bots agree. But Desperados are ambushing the mall

Christmas Vespers , Sunday, Dec. 2, 4 and 7:30 p.m., John M. Greene Hall

An annual tradition at Smith, the Christmas Vespers tells the story of Advent through hymns and other anthems, prayers, and scripture readings, and is a time when Smith College and the surrounding community come together in the spirit of the holiday season. A free-will donation will be collected for the Hampshire County Interfaith Cot Shelter Program. Note: The 4 p.m. vespers will be live-streamed on the Smith College Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/smithcollege/ Free and open to the public.

‘Power Systems Data Collection and Economic Modeling for a High Renewables Future’ , Friday, Nov. 30, 4:15 p.m., McConnell 103

This presentation will showcase two different research areas of the power industry. The first topic focuses on front-end data collection and usability, while the second topic is a system-wide economic valuation study which illustrates the benefits of advances in power system communications. Talk begins at 4:15 p.m.; refreshments at 4 p.m.

IT Transformation Community Meeting , Friday, Nov. 30, 2-3 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Wondering about the latest developments in IT projects across campus? Want to know when training for Workday, Smith's new ERP, will start? Join Samantha Earp, VP for Information Technology, and the IT Transformation team to learn more.

Sign Up Now to Prepare a Dish for 'Rice Around the World' January 8.

The Staff Council Diversity Committee invites you to contribute a dish for our Rice Around the World event on January 8, 2019 in CC103/104 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. By preparing rice, a global food staple for half of the people on Earth, we can gather with coworkers to share in our cultural diversity at Smith. We welcome rice dishes that are part of your family traditions, your culture, or something you love to eat. If you are interested in providing a dish, fill out the following form by November 30. https://goo.gl/forms/HkN0LHoKImcguLq43

Staff Council Cookie Contest , Monday, Dec. 3, Noon-1 p.m., Campus Center 103/104

Join us for the Staff Council cookie contest. Our judges will select two cookie recipes to be featured at the Soup & Spuds event in January, but we need your help to select the People's Choice cookie. Stop by, cast your vote and enjoy some coffee and tea with friends.

Samantha Torquato '11: 'Genetic Alterations as Predictors of Therapeutic Response in Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (mCRPC)' , Monday, Dec. 3, 4:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Samantha Torquato, '11, Teaching Fellow, Biological Sciences, Smith College will present this talk which is part of the Fall 2018 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.; talk to begin at 4:30 p.m. Visit http://www.smith.edu/biology/events.php for the full schedule.

Deborah Davis, MD (Smith '76): Afternoon Tea Welcome Reception , Thursday, Nov. 29, 4:30 p.m., Ford Hall Atrium

The Prehealth Program and the Department of Biological Sciences are hosting an Afternoon Tea to welcome Deborah Davis, MD (Smith '76) back to campus. Dr. Davis has enjoyed a long, productive career as a physician, researcher, professor and mentor in the realms of pediatric cardiac anesthesiology and pediatric critical care medicine. She is Board certified in Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Davis will be meeting with classes and professors in several venues during her visit to campus. Students and faculty from all departments are invited to attend the event.

Soup, Salad and Soul , Friday, Nov. 30, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Come enjoy a vegetarian lunch and engage in student-led discussions on spirituality and life.

SCJC Shabbat  , Friday, Nov. 30, 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. Contact: SCJC 

Weekly Mediation , Monday, Dec. 3, 5 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Students, faculty and staff are all invited to attend a weekly meditation with Ruth Ozeki, a Zen priest and faculty member. A simple, relaxed, and silent practice of sitting meditation, using chairs or floor cushions. Initial meditation instruction offered. All levels welcome with time for questions.

Jummah Prayer and Lunch , Friday, Nov. 30, Noon, Chapel Sanctuary

Join us for a spiritual dialogue, camaraderie, communal prayer, and a delicious lunch

Seats Still Available for the 'Moving Forward with Organizational Change' Workshop. , Wednesday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m., Campus Center 205

We all need to feel in control of what we do. Sometimes, however, we are only in a position to react to changes that surround us at work. Developing coping mechanisms may be our best response for dealing with organizational transformation beyond our control. In this seminar, you will learn to assess your own reactions to change, improve your ability to cope with new systems and discover different ways to feel secure within the changing work environment. Presented by e4Health Employee Assistance Program. Register by visiting https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development

Register Now for Lunch & Learn: 'How to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits' , Tuesday, Dec. 4, Noon-1:30 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Though Social Security is a major income source for most retirees, most employees don’t know how to use its feature to maximize their benefits. That could be a costly oversight, costing retirees tens of thousands of dollars over their lifetimes. This 1.5 hour session (repeat of the 9/19 workshop) will help employees employ strategies to maximize their benefits by understanding Social Security rules and exploiting them effectively. Presented by David Carboni, DKC Retirement Associates, LLC, CFP. Register by visiting, https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development

Register Now for the 'Balancing Work and Family'Workshop , Thursday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m., Campus Center 205

Juggling the demands of children, home, a partner, work, and community can be overwhelming. This workshop focuses on how to manage these many important responsibilities. By reducing our stress level, learning how to set priorities, delegating and managing time more efficiently, we are able to achieve a better balance. Topics covered in this workshop include examining our expectations, personality dynamics that interfere with reducing our stress and managing our time. Presented by Harvard Pilgrim. Register by visiting, https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development

Public Lecture: Christina Greer, Associate Professor of Political Science, Fordham University , Monday, Dec. 3, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Christina Greer (Fordham University) will speak on "To be Young, Gifted, Black, and a Woman: the presidential candidacies of Charlene Mitchell and Shirley Chisholm and their long-standing effects on political development.” Christina Greer is a frequent contributor to MSNBC and New York news media -- including work as a guest host on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show. She is the author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream (Oxford, 2013). In addition to the politics of race and immigration, she has also written on the presidency, Congress, and New York state/local politics.

Screening of 'Spirited Away' (2001) , Friday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Seelye 106

Fall 2018 East Asian Languages and Literatures Department Film Series on Spirits of the Living and the Dead. Final film in the series: Spirited Away (2001), with a brief introduction by Professor Joannah Peterson. Discussion to follow film screening. Snacks will be provided.

Research Presentation for Assistant Professor in ESS , Monday, Dec. 3, 12:10-1 p.m., Ainsworth Gym S150

Candidate Brian Selgrade will discuss his research: 'Adaptation and Balance Control in Populations with Sensory Deficits.' Lunch will be provided.

Social Sin Collective Presents 'Forum Theatre in Times of Mass Deportation' , Thursday, Nov. 29, 4:30 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 43 Center St., #202, Northa

What does it mean to be complicit in state violence? How can a person hold onto their ideals and also survive in a world that rewards self-interest? Join Social Sin Collective for a one-time Forum Theatre event to try out different ways of answering these questions through a participatory theatre model. All who attend are invited to act their way through these difficult decisions and work out solutions in this afternoon of radical empathy, fun, and play. This event is at the Northampton Friends Meeting House, 43 Center Street #202. Part of the Smith Department of Theatre Senior Collaboration Capstone.

Smith Track and Field Winter Invitational , Saturday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m., ITT

Come support the Pioneers as they host the Smith Winter Invitational.

Closing Event for 'Be-Longing' Exhibit , Sunday, Dec. 2, 3 p.m., Nolen Art Lounge, Campus Center

This one-week event invites reflection and shared conversation on loneliness. Despite constant connectivity through social media, loneliness is an epidemic. Those of college age are particularly vulnerable to feelings of loneliness. What are the cultural, spiritual, and health consequences of this? The exhibit is on view daily through December 2.

No-Sew Pillow Night , Friday, Nov. 30, 9 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Come make fun and colorful pillows to decorate your dorms or other spaces.

Students Groups Collaborate to Explore Museums and Indigenous Sovereignty

Two student unity organizations are co-hosting a November 29 event at the Smith College Museum of Art to explore indigenous people’s resilience in the context of museum and archival work. “illumiNATIVE: exposing colonialism and embodying sovereignty”—to be held in Graham Hall—will feature a 6 p.m. keynote address by Jaime Arsenault, a tribal historical preservation officer for the White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa.


11/27/2018 Digest


Global Salon with Marine Denis , Wednesday, Nov. 28, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Climate change is predicted to lead to an increased intensity and frequency of natural disasters. This increase in extreme weather events may lead to displacement and forced migrations, involving UNHCR and IOM responsibility on the international scene. Focusing on the UNHCR and IOM international organizations, how these existing international development, migration and humanitarian organizations are dealing with climate change ? Marine Denis, PhD candidate in public international law at Université Sorbonne Paris Cité will challenge and discuss these issues at the Lewis Global Studies Center on 28th November".

Pecans for Sale , Nov. 27, 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Campus Center Main Level Table

The Franklin County Smith College Club will be selling pecans at the Campus Center right outside the cafe' entrance from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on the following Tuesdays and Fridays: November 16, 20, 27 and 30; December 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, and 21. Stop by say hello, and get your pecans. Proceeds to benefit the scholarship fund .

Economics Annual Lecture: Lisa Cook on 'Violence and Economic Growth--How the Past Informs the Present' , Tuesday, Nov. 27, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Lisa D. Cook is an associate professor of economics and international relations at Michigan State University and the director of the American Economic Association Summer Program. She is a guest columnist for the Detroit Free Press and a regular contributor on MSNBC. She was on President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, on the faculty of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and had visiting appointments at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the University of Michigan, and the Federal Reserve Banks of New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia. She speaks English, French, Russian, Spanish and Wolof.

American Economics Association Summer Program Information Session with Lisa Cook , Tuesday, Nov. 27, Noon, Campus Center 204

Since 1974, the AEA Summer and Scholarship Programs have increased diversity in the field of economics by preparing talented undergraduates for doctoral programs in economics and related disciplines. AEASP is a prestigious program that enables students to develop and solidify technical skills in preparation for the rigors of graduate studies. As many as 20% of PhDs awarded to minorities in economics over the past 20 years are graduates of the program. Students receive 2 months of intensive training in microeconomics, math, econometrics and research methods with leading faculty. Lunch provided. Email swingfie@smith.edu to RSVP and with dietary needs/restrictions.

Travel Vaccines for Honduras and India , Wednesday, Nov. 28, 4:30-6 p.m., Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

Travel vaccine appointments are available Wednesday evenings in November (except for November 21) for students traveling to India or Honduras. Students traveling to Honduras can begin booking vaccine appointments now by calling 413-585-2250. Students traveling to India MUST have a travel physical exam FIRST. If you are traveling to India, you cannot receive vaccines until after the physical --call to book your physical 413-585-2250.

'Pasts, Presents, and Futures of Semi-Arid Woodlands in Rural Central Chile' , Wednesday, Nov. 28, 3 p.m., Dewey Common Room

A lecture by Meredith Root-Bernstein, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institut National de Recherche Agronomique in Grignon, France. Root-Bernstein holds a bachelor's in biolinguistics from Princeton University, a master's by research from the Oxford University Department of Zoology, an MSc in biodiversity, conservation and management from Oxford University Department of Geography and the Environment, and a Ph.D. in ecology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

Inclusion Council Open Office Hours , Wednesdays, Nov. 28, Noon-1 p.m.

The Inclusion Council invites staff, students and faculty to stop by one of these sessions to share your ideas and reflections. No appointment is necessary. Pizza will be served. Wednesday, Nov. 14, Noon-1 p.m., Campus Center 103/104, and Wednesday, Nov. 28, Noon-1 p.m., Campus Center 205. For more information about Smith's Inclusion Council, visit https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/diversity/inclusion-council

'The Future of Immortality: Remaking Life and Death Contemporary Russia' , Tuesday, Nov. 27, 5 p.m., Seelye 106

A lecture by Anya Bernstein, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University. The Russian transhumanist movement has sparked competing practices of immortality and ontological debates over the immortal body and person. Bernstein's lecture will explore controversies around religion and secularism within the movement as well as the growing disagreements between transhumanists and the Russian Orthodox Church. Sponsored by the Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Program, Lecture Committee and Five College REEES Certificate Program.

Submit to Labrys Art & Literature

Submit your poetry, prose, and visual artwork to Labrys Art & Literature, Smith's art and literary magazine. Send submissions for the magazine and the new website to labrys@smith.edu.

A Night of Poetry and Conversation with Rhina P. Espaillat , Thursday, Nov. 29

Meridians and the Poetry Center at Smith College invite the local community to a night of poetry and conversation celebrating the life and work of Dominican-American poet and translator Rhina P. Espaillat. At 4:30 p.m., Espaillat will give a poetry reading and brief Q&A at the Poetry Center, Wright Hall. A book talk with scholars Nancy Kang and Silvio A. Torres-Saillant entitled “Poet of the Future: Rhina P. Espaillat’s Enduring Americanness,” will take place later that evening in Dewey Common Room from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. These events are free and open to the public. For disability access or accommodation requests, people should please call 413-585-2407. To request a sign language interpreter, call 413-585-2071 (voice or TTY) or send an email to ods@smith.edu at least 10 days before the event. Listen to Ginetta Candelario discuss the significance of Espaillat's work on NEPR at http://www.nepr.net/post/poetry-rhina-espaillat#stream/0

Self Defense Workshops Available; Schedule Now

Campus Police offers self defense workshops where you can learn techniques to help you escape an assault. Schedule a workshop in your area to learn practical techniques of defense and hands on training. Workshops are available by request on Fridays from 4PM to 5PM. Email the Campus police Outreach at ebrown3@smith.edu or call 413-585-2490.

Check Out Smith's New Podcast: 'Attempted Adults'

Check out Attempted Adults, the official podcast of adulting, which launched on November 19. Hosted by Ana Devlin Gauthier (Senior Leadership Coordinator in the Wurtele Center for Leadership) and Kris Mereigh (Director of Wellness), this podcast will examine the concept of adulting and all the challenges that come with it. Episode one will examine friendship through a discussion of how to make, maintain, and sometimes even break up with friends, and will be available on iTunes or visit https://attemptedadults.podomatic.com/ Then, stay tuned for future episodes on stress, side hustles, financial management, and more. Happy adulting!

SAVE THE DATE: Apple Faculty & Staff Appreciation Sale , Friday, Dec. 7, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Computer Store, Stoddard

In addition to the Apple Academic Discount, we are offering employees an additional 8% off all current Apple Laptops, iMacs, & iPad Pros. Discounts don't stop there. Get 10% off all non 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

Research Presentation for Assistant Professor in ESS , Wednesday, Nov. 28, 12:10-1 p.m., Ainsworth S150

Suzanne Cox, postdoctoral scholar, kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University, will present 'Moving Beyond Muscles: Exploring How Springs Expand the Limits of Performance.'

Peter Gray: 'What Exactly is Play and Why Is It Such a Powerful Vehicle for Learning?' , Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

'What Exactly is Play and Why is it Such a Powerful Vehicle for Learning?' Peter Gray, Research Professor, Department of Psychology, Boston College Author of 'Free to LEARN'

Smith College Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert: 'Music of the Movies' , Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage Hall

Enjoy selections ranging from the obscure to the iconic. Genevieve Rose, director. Family-friendly, free, open to all.

Student Parking Baldwin/Lamont Houses Unavailable , November 21-28

On Tuesday, Nov. 27, a tree company will be performing aerial tree work north of Baldwin House and northeast of Lamont House. To allow access to the arborists, all student parking spaces north of Baldwin House and two spaces northeast of Lamont house will be unavailable starting as early as Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Day With(out) Art: 'Alternate Endings, Activist Risings' , Saturday, Dec. 1, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Poetry Center, Wright Hall

SCMA is pleased to collaborate with Visual AIDS and the Smith College Poetry Center for Day With(out) Art. Highlighting the impact of art in contemporary AIDS activism and advocacy, the program features new short videos from six inspiring community organizations and collectives - ACT UP NY, Positive Women's Network, Sero Project, The SPOT, Tacoma Action Collective, and VOCAL NY. "Alternate Endings, Activist Risings" seeks to reflect the persisting urgencies of today’s HIV/AIDS epidemic by pointing to pressing and intersecting political concerns, including HIV criminalization, Big Pharma, homelessness, and the disproportionate effects of HIV on marginalized communities.

Embracing Change: Students Participate in Designing Your Life

In an increasingly complex world with an increasingly uncertain future, students need all the tools their toolboxes can fit. Designing Your Life, a new program from the Lazarus Center for Career Development, aims to help students create a veritable Swiss Army knife for developing their futures.

Don't Blink Media: Smith College Film Production Club , Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m., Seelye 102

Want to be your generation's next greatest filmmaker? Want to meet fellow cinephiles? Then come join Don't Blink Media: Smith College Film Production Club. Started by Smith Film and Media majors who who are passionate about creating films our goal is to provide resources and collaborators for Smith students who wish to create films during their time at Smith College. Our meetings are every Wednesday at 7:30pm in Seeyle, 102.

Wholeness Calligraphy , Wednesday, Nov. 28, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

The Wellness Center is teaming up with the East Asian Language and Culture Department to bring Wholeness Calligraphy to Smith. No experience is needed. Anyone is welcome to come and learn how to craft letters in beautiful manuscript.

Interfaith Lunch , Tuesday, Nov. 27, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Join others in interfaith dialogue, faith in action, and social justice works on this campus and beyond. Lunch will be provided (vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options available upon advance request). Please provide any dietary restrictions to the emails below. All are welcome!

Soup, Salad and Soul , Friday, Nov. 30, 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.

Screening of 'Clinical Revolution: The Smith College School for Social Work at 100' , Friday, Dec. 7, 12:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Smith SSW presents Clinical Revolution: The Smith College School for Social Work at 100, produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Julie Akeret in conjunction with Springfield PBS affiliate WGBY. The documentary short tells the story of Smith SSW and features rarely-seen archival photos and correspondence, the legacies of Mary Jarrett, E.E. Southard, William A. Neilson, Bertha Capen Reynolds, Katherine Gabel and interviews with Howard Parad, Ann Hartman, Joyce Everett, Marianne Yoshioka, alumni and students. Lunch will be provided.


11/20/2018 Digest


'Redress' an Exhibition by Amanda Russhell Wallace , Nov. 5-28, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oresman Gallery, Hillyer

In Redress, Amanda Russhell Wallace continues her exploration of the relationship between image and language that sustain formed identities. For this exhibition, she employs a photographic-based installation to question the broad parameter of the modes and definitions of ad/re/dress. Opening reception is Friday, Nov. 9, 5-8 p.m.

Global Salon: Documenting the Syrian Human Rights Crisis: A Conversation with Photographer Bassam Khabieh' , Monday, Nov. 26, 4 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Syrian freelance photographer Bassam Khabieh, winner of the Robert Capa Gold Medal for “photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise,” will present his photographs and talk about documenting the war and the human rights crisis in Syria.

Sams Fund Now Accepting Applications from Faculty and Students; Deadline Is , Monday, Feb. 11

The Sams Fund supports the study of Arab history, culture, politics, religion, and art at Smith College. The intent of the fund is to foster greater understanding among Americans and people of Arab countries. Apply for funding by submitting a project proposal describing the purpose of the project, the specific activities for which support is sought, the contribution of the project to the development of Middle East Studies at Smith College and their intended impact, estimated duration of the project, and the proposed budget. See: https://www.smith.edu/academics/middle-east-studies (then scroll to Sams Fund) for more details.

Annual Elevator Pitch Contest , Monday, Nov. 26, 5 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

90 SECONDS—this is all the time each contestant has to present a business, product or service idea to their peers, local entrepreneurs and a panel of judges. No props, just one 3x5 index card, 90 seconds, a great pitch and an even better idea! Up to $1,000 in cash & prizes will be given away. The best back-of-the-napkin idea pitch receives $100 and the right to represent Smith College at a regional pitch competition in the spring where first place is $1,000. Dinner provided.

Open Enrollment Information Available Online; Forms for Changes Due , November 21, Noon

Open Enrollment information for benefits in 2019, including forms and instructions, are now available on HR's Open Enrollment web page. https://goo.gl/cq44U8 If you are making changes to, or newly electing, health, dental or vision coverage, you may submit your form(s) to Human Resources by fax to 413-585-2284, by email to HRBenefits@smith.edu, by dropping them off in HR, or by mailing them via campus mail or USPS to Human Resources at 30 Belmont Avenue, Northampton, MA 01063. All forms must be received by noon on November 21, 2018.

It's Available! Watch the Otelia Cromwell Day Plenary and Take a Brief Survey

"Healing and Resistance through Community" was the 2018 Otelia Cromwell Day theme. The Otelia Cromwell Day Planning Committee is evaluating this year's events and would appreciate your feedback, perspective and opinion on ways we can improve programming and carryout the mission of Otelia Cromwell Day, which is to provide a dedicated time and space for reflection and education about diversity, racism and inclusion. Please take the time to fill out a survey at https://goo.gl/R2wLnZ

Associated Kyoto Program Seeking Faculty Applicants for the 2021 Doshisha Visiting Fellowship

The Associated Kyoto Program (AKP) is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Doshisha Visiting Fellowship, which provides faculty at AKP member institutions the opportunity to teach a course in the humanities at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. All teaching and related duties are conducted in English. AKP will provide compensation of $30,000 for fellows who teach a full course over an entire Doshisha semester. Doshisha University will provide each fellow with free housing. The deadline for applications for the 2021 academic year is November 30, 2018. For more details and/or to apply, visit http://www.associatedkyotoprogram.org/doshisha-visiting-fellows/

Mail Services Closing for Thanksgiving Break

Mail Services will be closing at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 21, for the duration of the Thanksgiving break. If you are expecting something important and would like to pick up your mail/package, Mail Services will be open on the 21st from 8:30 a.m. until noon for your convenience. Mail Services will reopen for regular business hours at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 26.

Medical and Counseling Services Closed for Thanksgiving Break; Reopens , Monday, Nov. 26, 8:30 a.m.

The Medical and Counseling Services will close on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at noon. After that, students can seek immediate health care at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Urgent Care until we reopen on Monday, Nov. 26, at 8:30 a.m.

'Using the Zebrafish Tail as an In Vivo Model of Stem Cell Development and Cancer Metastasis' , Monday, Nov. 26, 4:30 p.m., McConnell 103

Using the zebrafish tail as an in vivo model of stem cell development and cancer metastasis. Benjamin Martin, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Stony Brook University will present this talk which is part of the Fall 2018 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.; talk to begin at 4:30 p.m. Visit http://www.smith.edu/biology/events.php for the full schedule.

Smith College Names Michael Thurston Provost and Dean of the Faculty , Thursday, Nov. 29, 11:30 a.m., Ainsworth Gym

Michael Thurston—the Helen Means Professor of English Language and Literature at Smith College—has been named the college’s next provost and dean of the faculty. His appointment is effective July 1, 2019. A member of the Smith faculty since 2000, Thurston is an authority on American literature and American studies, with a primary research interest in modern and contemporary poetry. He received the Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching in 2010.


11/15/2018 Digest


Star Gazing , Thursday, Nov. 15, 8:30-9:30 p.m., McConnell Hall Roof

The astronomy department will be holding an open house Thursday, November 15, 8:30-9:30pm on the roof of McConnell Hall. Come see the Moon, Mars, stars, and galaxies. All are welcome - please dress warmly. For further information or to check on weather conditions, contact Meg Thacher (mthacher@smith.edu, 585-3935).

SEC Presents 'Shape of Water' , Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret -- a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.

Coffee with Lori Tharps '94 , Monday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m., Poetry Center, Wright

Smith alumna Tharps is a non-fiction writer, novelist, associate professor of Journalism at Temple University, and freelance journalist who writes about race, identity politics, parenting and pop culture. As a result of her JYA in Spain she produced a family and a memoir book entitled Kinky Gazpacho in which she explores racial relations in Spain from her perspective as an African American woman. Coffee and scones will be served.

Global Salon with Lori Tharps '94 , Monday, Nov. 19, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

"Kinky Gazpacho: Life, Love & Spain." Professor Lori L. Tharps '94 will share her experience as a Smith student spending her junior year in Spain in search of her authentic self. Tharps will discuss what she found in Spain – from romance to racism – and how that adventure literally changed her life.

Global Encounters Photo Contest Reception , Monday, Nov. 19, 4 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

The photo contest jurors will announce the selected winners and discuss why they chose the photos they deemed notable. Prior to the reception, you will be able to vote on Facebook for your favorites to help select the People's Choice photograph! The photograph with the most number of 'Likes' gets the honor. Tea and cookies will be served.

Bag Day at the Museum Shop , Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m., Museum of Art

Enjoy 20% Off your purchases. The SCMA Museum Shop has many unique and wonderful items for all those on your Holiday Shopping lists (or treat yourself!) The Museum of Art Shop represents dozens of talented designer/makers from around the United States and the world.

Associated Colleges in China (ACC) Information Session , Friday, Nov. 16, 12:10 p.m., Hatfield 205

Are you considering study abroad in China? Are you interested in learning more about Smith’s consortium program, ACC (Associated Colleges in China)? Explore your options with good conversation and learn useful information from past students from ACC in China. Session includes a conversation with our special guest Yin Zhang, Administrative Director, ACC Beijing, Hamilton College. Lunch will be served.

Sign Up for Dec. 7 & 8 Kahn Short Term Project 'Data, Knowledge, Pedagogy: The Age of Machine Learning'; Deadline Is , Monday, Nov. 26

The advent of the Digital Age (or the “Information Age”) has thrown scholars across a variety of academic disciplines—especially those relying on textual and experiential evidence—into an existential crisis. Not only has this new era seemingly embraced everything quantitative and rooted in scientific materialism; it has also resulted in a rapid change in how societies define, gather, spread, and ultimately interpret information. Organized by Jeff Ahlman, History, and Bozena Welbourne, Government. For an extended description and to apply, visit https://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute/current.php. (See Short-Term Projects, bottom of page). Application deadline is November 26.

Weekly Meditation , Monday, Nov. 19, 5 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Students, faculty and staff are all invited to attend a weekly meditation with Ruth Ozeki, a Zen priest and faculty member. A simple, relaxed, and silent practice of sitting meditation, using chairs or floor cushions. Initial meditation instruction offered. All levels welcome with time for questions.

Fall Faculty Dance Concert , Thursday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall

This year’s Faculty Concert features choreography by guest artist Camille A. Brown, a four-time Princess Grace Award winner, a Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner, and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. The evening will also feature new works by dance faculty members Rodger Blum, Angie Hauser, and Marilyn Sylla, as well as guest artist Shaina Cantino, a recent graduate of the Smith MFA program. Purchase tickets online at http://www.smith.edu/smitharts.

Orchestra Fall Concert , Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

The Wesleyan University Orchestra, Nadya Potemkina, conductor, joins the Smith College Orchestra, Jonathan Hirsh, conductor, in performances of Joan Tower’s Made in America (2004) and the Symphony #1 in A-flat “Afro-American” (1930) by William Grant Still. Featuring the winner of the 2018 Concerto Competition, Elizabeth Davidson-Blythe ‘21, in The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Free and open to the public.

Monica Jakuc Leverett: 75th Birthday Recital , Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

The pianist, an Elsie Irwin Sweeney Professor Emerita of Music, celebrates with a program featuring one of her signature pieces, J.S. Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations. The concert will also include works by Amy Beach, Kaeza Fearn, Leoš Janácek, and Scott Wheeler. Free and open to the public.

Smith Wind Ensemble , Monday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Ellen Redman, music director. Classics Old & New: The Wind Ensemble explores music that defines the genre. Works by composers such as Holst, Vaughan Williams and William Schuman alongside the contemporary voices of John Mackey, Frank Ticheli and Brian Balmages. Free and open to the public.

Grécourt Bookshop Sale , November 13-15, Campus Center Garden Level

There will be a 25% discount on the following items: fleece sweatshirts and sweatpants, outerwear, long-sleeve tees and 1/4 zips, cold weather accessories, and emblematic drinkware. Come stock up on cold-weather gear or get a jump on your holiday shopping.

'Rise of the Actin Machines' , Monday, Nov. 19, 4:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Bruce Goode, Professor, Brandeis University will present this talk which is part of the Fall 2018 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.; talk to begin at 4:30 p.m. Visit http://www.smith.edu/biology/events.php for the full schedule.

Spitfire CUPSI Team Selection Slam , Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Campus Center TV Lounge

Spitfire will be hosting a poetry slam to select the five poets to represent Smith at the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) in April. Poets will perform up to 3 poems they wrote themselves and scores will be awarded by five judges randomly selected from the audience.

Julia Child Day , Thursday, Nov. 15

Students, start your day with chocolate hazelnut croissants, move on to lunch and enjoy croque monsieur, nicoise salad, double chocolate sable cookies, and other luncheon treats. For dinner, baked brie en croute, coq au vin, beef bourguignon, creamy French lentils with mushroom & kale. The finale: orange creme brulee, chocolate almond cake, Alsacian apple pudding. To view the entire offerings, please visit http://www.smith.edu/about-smith/dining-services/menus. The Cafe will be offering lunch specials for the community including French onion soup, beef bourguignon, ratatouille, pear & gorgonzola pizza, plum galette. For the Cafe offerings, visit https://www.facebook.com/SmithDining/ and scroll to the second post.

Charity Gala to Support Project Kesho in Improving Quality Education and Access in East Africa , Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

The Smith African and Caribbean Students Association is having a charity dinner whose aim is to raise funds to support project Kesho. Project Kesho is a non-profit organization that works with local schools and orphanages in Tanzania and Uganda in enhancing children's access to quality education. Project Kesho works with these institutions to improve their education facilities, provide health and sanitary products, and food.

Soup, Salad and Soul , Friday, Nov. 16, 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.

SCJC Shabbat  , Friday, Nov. 16, 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. Contact: SCJC 

Steve Rolston: 'The Coming Quantum Revolution' , Friday, Nov. 16, 4:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Steve Rolston, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, will present "The Coming Quantum Revolution"

Basketball: Smith College vs. Norwich University , Saturday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m., Ainsworth Gym

Support the Pioneers as they take on Norwich University at home.

Basketball: Smith College vs. Hartwick College , Sunday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m., Ainsworth Gym

Come support the Pioneers at home as they take on Hartwick College.

Basketball: Smith College vs. Salve Regina University , Sunday, Nov. 18, 4 p.m., Ainsworth Gym

Support the Pioneers as they take on Salve Regina University at home.

VoiceMail Maintenance , Friday, Nov. 16, 6-7 a.m.

The voicemail system will be unavailable while ITS performs system maintenance. Campus telephones will function normally for placing and receiving calls throughout this maintenance period.

Mindful Mondays: Sit, Eat, and Talk with Us , November 19, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Enjoy free food, short contemplative exercises and conversations about navigating the demands of this rigorous institution while sustaining a rich inner life. Matilda Cantwell, Director of the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, leads a discussion on: Home (or somewhere) for the holidays: Gratitude and confusion on Thanksgiving Break.

REEES Film Series: 'Cranes Are Flying' , Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:45 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

"Cranes Are Flying," directed by Mikhail Kalatozov (1957), is a film which depicts the cruelty of war and the damage suffered to the Soviet psyche as a result of World War II. All are welcome at this screening in the REEES program fall semester series. Snacks and introduction start at 6:45 pm and the screening at 7 pm.

A Space for Digital Storytelling

The electric blue bean bag chairs and “Legend of Zelda” posters tell the story: The Gaming Lab at Smith College is unlike any other learning space on campus. The lab in the Imaging Center on the third floor of Hillyer features a video arcade cabinet with more than 100 games and five stations for playing everything from classic Nintendo titles to the latest indie and virtual reality games.


11/13/2018 Digest


Sign Up for Neilson Library Construction Updates

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Smithsonian Program Information Session for Fall 2019 Semester , Wednesday, Nov. 14, Noon, Wright 126

Information will be presented for sophomores and juniors about spending the fall semester in Washington D.C. earning 16 Smith credits and interning in one of the 19 Smithsonian museums where students assist in creating exhibititions and programming, conduct research with archival and museum materials, and work side by side with preeminent curators and scholars of American culture. The Director of the Program, Christen Mucher, along with some past interns will share the program and answer questions. The application process for the Smithsonian Program takes place in February. Lunch will be provided at the meeting.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Q&A Sesssion , Wednesday, Nov. 14, 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).

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Information Session , Thursday, Nov. 15, 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.

Smith Grant Recipients: Your Story Wanted

Your scholarship aid is made possible in part by gifts from alumnae and friends of the college. If you've received a Smith grant, we would be grateful if you would share your story through the Scholarship Information Form found at: https://tinyurl.com/yaf6aott Please feel free to contact us at DonorRelations@smith.edu for any additional information.

Thanksgiving Match Program 2018--Sign Up Now to Host

The Student Affairs Office invites you to participate in our 9th annual program that matches students (who are remaining on campus) with faculty/staff who agree to host them at their family gathering on Thanksgiving Day. To sign up as a Host for one or more students, please copy/paste into the address field: https://bit.ly/2QTTWbc For more info, email Jan Morris (jmorris@smith.edu) Deadline to sign up is Friday, November 16, 2018.

Pitch Camp Workshop , Thursday, Nov. 15, Noon, Campus Center 102

Do you have big ideas to share with not a lot of time to share it? Do you want to present your statements in a concise but effective way? The Pitch Camp workshop is for you. Pitch Camp is a hands-on workshop designed to help students craft a concise 90-second impactful presentation of their ideas. Lunch will be provided to all students.

Sign Up for Ruth Ozeki's Student Seminar , Wednesday, Nov. 14, 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 Ruth Ozeki, Smith College professor and award-winning author, filmmaker and Zen priest. In Japanese, the word "zazen" means "sitting zen", and it refers to the practice of Zen meditation. Zazen is also referred to as "shikantaza" or "just sitting." Ozeki will explore what this simple practice is, how it works, and what it hopes to accomplish. A light supper will be available. To attend, RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/FS8Tsq6WiFH9LPAg1

Seats Still Available for 'Change Management' , Thursday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-noon, Campus Center 205

Smith 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; The costs to you and the department that are incurred when change is not managed well; Additional resources and training opportunities. Register by visiting, https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development

Five College Undergraduate Fellowship in the Digital Humanities; Apply by , November 15, 9 p.m.

5CollDH welcomes applications for its 2018 – 2019 Undergraduate Fellowship program. Undergraduate students are invited to submit proposals for creative and/or scholarly projects that draw together the humanities or arts and substantial work with digital technologies. The Fellowship includes a $1,000 educational stipend, additional funds for research expenses, and active support from our program. Applications are due on November 15 by 9 p.m.

Improv Night , Thursday, Nov. 15, 5:30 p.m., Acting Studio 1, Mendenhall CPA

Never done improv but always wanted to try? Used to improv but haven't in a while? Improv every day? Come to Improv Night on November 15. Refreshments served.

ES&P Lunchbag: NOAA Presentations Continue , Wednesday, Nov. 14, 12:15 p.m., CEEDS, Wright

Students will be sharing their experiences as interns through the Smith-NOAA internship program at offices and labs around the country. Information on how to get involved will be provided. Lunch will also be provided. Ariel Martinez ’19 will discuss Improving Data Infrastructure & Developing Outreach Materials for NOAA’s OCE; Larissa Holland ’20 will discuss Coastal Climate Research with Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve; and Rosie Li ’20 will discuss 'Climate and Anthropogenic Impacts on Critical Reserve Habitats-- The Chesapeake Bay NERR Sentinel Site Program.'

Clean Water Activist Lecture , Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m., McConnell 103

Christopher Swain, a clean water activist, will be giving a lecture at Smith. Mr. Swain swims in polluted water to raise awareness of the need for water protection and restoration. The event is free and open to the public.

Matt Donovan Poetry Reading , Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Matt Donovan is poetry’s time traveler: his vast reservoir of artistic, literary and historical knowledge is matched by a profound sensitivity to his own surroundings, allowing him to artfully crisscross centuries of human existence. Author of 2 collections of poetry, a book of essays, and the new opera Inheritance—an exploration of the life of Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester Arms company as well as the ongoing trauma of gun violence in America— Donovan serves as the director of the Poetry Center. Q&A for Smith community at 4:00 in Poetry Center. Evening reading free and open to the public.

Music in the Noon Hour: The Smith College Chamber Singers , Wednesday, Nov. 14, 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Selections from the fall repertoire of the Smith College Chamber Singers. Sarah Paquet, Hannah Grasso, and Jonathan Hirsh conduct. Free and open to the public.

Ijeoma Oluo: 'Solidarity and Accountability' , Tuesday, Nov. 13, 5 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Ijeoma Oluo—self-described “Internet Yeller” and the author of So You Want to Talk About Race—will deliver a Presidential Colloquium titled “The Only Way Out Is Through: Solidarity and Accountability” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall. This event is open to the public at no charge. Smith students, faculty and staff are invited to attend optional group discussions that will follow the talk; pizza will be provided. Registration for the group discussions is available online by visiting https://goo.gl/cJmFb5 . More information about Ijeoma Oluo: http://www.ijeomaoluo.com

Wholeness Wednesday with Dining Services , Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4:15 p.m., Campus Center 204

Executive Chef Dino Giordano will lead students in learning knife skills to make salsa and guacamole. Tacos will be assembled and eaten at the end of the session.

Mail Services , Monday & Tuesday, Nov. 12 & 13

Local 263 will be observing the Veteran's Day holiday Monday, Nov. 12; therefore, there will be no mail delivery. If you are expecting something important and would like to pick up your mail/package, Mail Services will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. for your convenience. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, metering equipment in Mail Services will be upgraded. All USPS mail collected on Tuesday, Nov. 13, will not be processed. However, any items requiring special delivery services using FedEx or UPS will be processed. Please plan accordingly. If you have any questions, contact Mail Services at ext. 4156.

25Live Will Be Single Sign-On Beginning , Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m.

Starting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 6p.m., 25Live login will be a single sign-on Shibboleth service like the Smith portal or Moodle. The steps for signing in are simple: go to https://25live.collegenet.com/smith. You'll see the 25live logo and "Loading"; then, if you're already logged into single sign-on, you'll see the 25live interface you’re familiar with. If you're not already logged into single sign-on, you'll see the Shibboleth login box. Log in as usual, and 25Live will open. If you have any questions, please contact user support in ITS, ext. 4487.

Don't Blink Media: Smith College Film Production Club Meeting , Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Seelye 102

Want to be your generation's next greatest filmmaker? Want to meet fellow cinephiles? Then come join Don't Blink Media: Smith College Film Production Club. Started by Smith Film and Media majors who who are passionate about creating films our goal is to provide resources and collaborators for Smith students who wish to create films during their time at Smith College. Our meetings are every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Seeyle 102.

Financing Life: Preparing for a Brighter Future , Tuesday, Nov. 13, Noon, Campus Center 003

The earlier you start, the better the outcome you get. This Financing Life workshop is the last of a four-part learn & lunch series about Personal Finance and will give you an insight on compounding interest and retirement plans. For more information, contact http://www.smith.edu/CIEC. Lunch will be provided.

Museum Today: Conversations with Museum Professionals About Current Issues and Their Work , Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 205

Sponsored by the Museums Concentration, Museums Today features a museum professional that engages with students in an informal setting about issues and topics concerning museums. The Fall semester's Museums Today conversation will feature Frank Mitchell, Executive Director of the Amistad Center of Art and Culture. Mitchell specializes in African American historical and visual culture. He has worked in museums, such as the Studio Museum in Harlem, and has held positions in universities, such as Yale University. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

BFTN: DIY Bracelets , Thursday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m., Campus Center Main Level Table

Glam up your wrists this fall with your very own slap bracelet creation filled with gems, sparks, and everything chic to stand out from the crowd. Supplies are limited.

Interfaith Lunch , Tuesday, Nov. 13, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Join others in interfaith dialogue, faith in action, and social justice works on this campus and beyond. Lunch will be provided (vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options available upon advance request). Please provide any dietary restrictions to the emails below. All are welcome!

Making Art Accessible: SCMA Curator Danielle Carrabino

There is no artwork yet posted on the walls of Danielle Carrabino’s office in the Smith College Museum of Art. That’s because Carrabino, the museum’s new curator of painting and sculpture, has been too busy getting to know works in the SCMA’s collection to decorate her office. An Italian Renaissance and Baroque art scholar and educator, Carrabino began work at Smith in June overseeing installation and interpretation of painting and sculpture at SCMA.

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