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02/15/2019 Digest


President McCartney's Monthly Open Office Hour , Monday, March 18, 4 p.m., President's Office, College Hall

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

On Campus Events with Smith Medalists

Campus community members are invited to attend events this week with some of the alumnae who will be celebrated on Rally Day (LINK: https://www.smith.edu/news/). Those events are Talk/Meet & Greet with Congresswoman Nicola ‘Niki’ Sauvage Tsongas ’68, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m. in 201 Seelye; “A Global History of Television” with television and film producer Lydia Tenaglia-Collins ’88, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 10:30 a.m. in Mendenhall Green Room; Lunch with conductor Carolyn Kuan ’99 available to the first 30 participants, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at noon in Sage Hall Green Room.


02/14/2019 Digest


Polina Barskova Poetry Reading , Friday, Feb. 15, 5 p.m., Poetry Center, Wright

The Smith College Poetry Center will host a reading by acclaimed Russian poet Polina Barskova. Barshova will be presenting alongside her English translator, Cathy Ciepiela, in this bi-lingual event. This is part of the conference "Understanding Russia: Perspectives on Politics and Culture Conference." For more information, visit https://www.smithcollegeunderstandingrussia.com/

Russian Rock Music and Afternoon Tea, DJ-ed by Joe Crescente , Friday, Feb. 15, 4 p.m., Museum of Art

After viewing Russian propaganda posters in the Museum’s Cunningham Center, enjoy afternoon tea in the Museum Atrium with a soundtrack of contemporary Russian rock, pop, and rap, DJ-ed by Joe Crescente. Part of the conference "Understanding Russia." https://www.smithcollegeunderstandingrussia.com/

Photographs of Chechnya by Cynthia Elbaum ‘89 , February 7-20, Nolen Art Lounge, Campus Center

The Nolen Gallery will host an exhibition of the work of photojournalist and alumna Cynthia Elbaum '89. Elbaum documented the war in Chechnya and was killed there in 1994 at the age of 28. This exhibition is part of the College’s three day symposium "Understanding Russia: Perspectives on Politics and Culture." For more information about the symposium, visit https://www.smithcollegeunderstandingrussia.com/

President McCartney's Monthly Open Office Hour , Monday, Feb. 18, 4 p.m., College Hall

The President's door is open to all students and staff on Monday, Feb. 18, to drop in anytime between 4 and 5 p.m.

South Asian Studies Lecture on 'World Literature' , Thursday, Feb. 14, 5 p.m., Seelye 106

"Whose World? Reflections on World Literature from the Other Side of the World", a lecture by Rosinka Chaudhuri, Professor of English Literature at the Research Center for Social Sciences in Kolkata, India. Professor Chaudhuri's topic will be confronting the widely validated, post-colonially inflected model of Anglophone world literature. Sponsored by the South Asian Studies program and the Lecture Committee.

Rally Day Dinner , Wednesday, Feb. 20, 5:15-7 p.m., Student Houses

A special celebratory dinner will be held in student houses in honor of Rally Day. For more menu information, visit http://www.smith.edu/dining.

Draper Competition Application Deadline , Friday, Feb. 15, Midnight

The annual Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs is designed specifically for undergraduate women to craft a venture from an idea. This opportunity will be a chance to showcase and pitch ideas to a panel of judges with over $100,000 in cash and scholarships being awarded on the competition day. The application deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019. Apply at http://www.smith.edu/draper.

Rally Day is Not Just for Seniors! , Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1:30 p.m., John M. Greene Hall

All students are invited to help celebrate four extraordinary alumnae who will receive the Smith College Medal at a Rally Day ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 1:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall. The 2019 medalists are: Congresswoman Nicola “Niki” Sauvage Tsongas ’68; University chancellor Phoebe A. Haddon ’72; Television and film producer Lydia Tenaglia-Collins ’88; and Conductor Carolyn Kuan ’99. Afternoon classes are cancelled for the occasion. Come and join the festivities!

Register Now for Ada Comstock Scholars Support Group , Tuesdays, Beginning Feb. 26, Noon, Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

Meeting weekly on Tuesdays, this group will provide a supportive space for Ada Comstock Scholars to build a supportive network and to discuss issues particular to them. Special attention will be devoted to balancing academic expectations with other life demands. Space is limisted. To register, call 413-585-2840.

'The Time Being: Exhibition by Emily Orzech '07'; Closing Reception , Friday, March 1, 5-7 p.m., Oresman Gallery, Hillyer

"The Time Being" is made up of selected work from Emily Orzech's series "Family History," which was catalyzed by her late partner’s illness and her experience navigating the healthcare system. Orzech is interested in the liminal spaces we inhabit in the process of illness and caregiving. This liminal space combines at once the urgency of time passing and an intense focus on the present, on the daily processes of living. Orzech's work will be on display 2/4/19-3/1/19 in the Oresman Gallery Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30pm

'The Time Being': Exhibition by Emily Orzech '07 , Through March 1, M-F, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oresman Gallery, Hillyer

"The Time Being" is made up of selected work from Emily Orzech '07's [LINK https://emilyorzech.com/home.html] series Family History, which was catalyzed by her late partner’s illness and her experience navigating the healthcare system. Orzech is interested in the liminal spaces people inhabit in the process of illness and caregiving. This liminal space combines at once the urgency of time passing and an intense focus on the present, on the daily processes of living. Closing reception is Friday, March 1, 5-7 p.m.

ADHD Motivational Group , Wednesday, Feb. 27, 4 p.m.

ADHD Motivational group will run for 6 weeks. This is a practical hands-on group for people with ADHD and/or people who want some help with time management, organization, remembering to remember, out-of-the-box solutions and motivation,

Chen Chen Poetry Reading , Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Chen Chen’s visionary poems address youth, family and love playfully and tenderly, navigating the intersections of queer, Asian-American and immigrant identities. Poets & Writers named Chen in their Inspiration Issue as one of “Ten Poets Who Will Change the World” and The Atlantic featured him in the article “How Poetry Came to Matter Again.” A Q&A in the Poetry Center at 4:00 pm is open to the Smith community. Evening reading free & open to the public.

Korean Lunar New Year Celebration , Saturday, Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Mwangi Center

The Korean Lunar New Year Celebration is an annual activity for students taking Korean classes, who gather to celebrate Lunar New Year over traditional Korean new-year food. The purpose of this event is to help students understand some aspects of Korean holiday culture while experiencing a major Korean celebration. At the event, students wear traditional Korean dress, Hanbok; play traditional new-year games; learn how to bow; and eat traditional new-year foods.

Melissa McCormick to Speak at Smith on 'The Tale of Genji in Word and Image' , Monday, Feb. 18, 5 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Melissa McCormick, professor of Japanese art and culture at Harvard University, will discuss her recent book and upcoming Met exhibition: "The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated." The exhibition will feature artwork from the eleventh century to the present, including contemporary manga. The title of her talk is "The Tale of Genji in Word and Image". The Tale of Genji is often cited as "the world's first novel". Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, the Program in East Asian Studies and the Department of Art.

'A Love Letter: An Encounter with White Backlash' Presented by George Yancy , Thursday, Feb. 21, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

There isn't much talk of love within our public sphere, especially a form of love that involves removing masks, calling into question our "innocence," and encouraging us to face difficult truths about ourselves, about America's racist history, and its racist contemporary moment. In this lecture, Prof. George Yancy of Emory University, will discuss what it means to do public intellectual work as a philosopher who believes in fearless speech when it comes to discussing race, especially whiteness. He will also discuss how fearless speech linked with love can lead to tremendous forms of white hatred and white backlash.

Landscape Studies Talk 'Undercurrents: Excerpts from an Atlas of the Sea' by Elisa Kim , Monday, Feb. 18, 2:40 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Elisa Kim, architecture, Smith College, will present this talk as part of the Spring 2019 Landscape Studies Lecture Series, which is free and open to the public. For the full schedule, visit https://goo.gl/hkrJAL

Landscape Studies Lecture: 'Planting for Beauty and Ecology' , Monday, Feb. 25, 2:40 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Natalie DeNormandie, Sego Design, Lincoln, Mass., will present "Planting for Beauty and Ecology." Her talk is part of the Spring 2019 Landscape Studies Lecture Series, which is free and open to the public. For the full schedule, visit https://goo.gl/hkrJAL

'Landscapes that Heal Body, Mind and Soul: Lessons for a Sustainable Planet' , Monday, March 4, 2:40 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Robert Ryan, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts Amherst, will present "Landscapes That Heal Body, Mind, and Soul: Lessons for a Sustainable Planet". His talk is part of the Spring 2019 Landscape Studies Lecture Series, which is free and open to the public. For the full schedule, visit https://goo.gl/hkrJAL

Key Pick-Up Location Change Beginning , Monday, Feb. 11

All key requests that are ready for pick-up will no longer be handled by Campus Police. Keys will be available to be picked up from Facilities Services at 126 West St (Facilities Management) Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 413/585-2400.

Book Signing & Talk: 'Vision and Meaning in My Art' by Artist Nell Painter , Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Nell Painter (the painter formerly known as the historian Nell Irvin Painter, Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, Princeton University, author of The History of White People and Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over, and holder of a 2011 MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design) lives and works in Newark, New Jersey. She works between the hand and the computer in a process that is manual + digital and that often recalls her former vocation in meaning and text. She has received awards from the American Historical Association and American Book Critics Circle.

Catholic Club On-Campus Mass , Sunday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m., Campus Center 205

The Smith College Catholic Club hosts biweekly on-campus Masses at 7pm in CC205. Email catholicclub@smith.edu for more information about the club, Masses, and other events.

SmithScape Maker's Map

If you have ever wondered what spaces exist on campus to help you make your ideas a reality, look no further. Brought to you by SmithScape, the Maker’s Map allows you to view all the fabrication and design resources here on campus with the click of a button. To view the new additions, visit https://smithscape.smith.edu/smith/study/

Swim Lessons with Smith Swim and Dive , Fridays, March 29-April 26, 3:30-4:15 p.m., Dalton Swimming Pool

Smith College's Swimming and Diving team will be holding swim and diving lessons for children of all ages. For more information, email Jack J Ferriter at jjferriter@smith.edu or Zack Kundel at zkundel@smith.edu

Health & STEM Professions Lunch Bag with Nancy Black, MD '76, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry , Friday, Feb. 15, Noon, McConnell Foyer/103

Nancy Black, M.D. '76 completed medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine in 1991 on the Army Health Professions Scholarship (HPSP) and went to Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu for her General Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship training. The majority of her 22 1/2 continuous years of active duty service career were spent at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as Fellowship Director for the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. For more info, visit the Lazarus Center website or see event in Handshake.

Rapid Prototyping 'Mini-Studio' , Thursday, Feb. 21, Noon, Campus Center 103/4

Learn about Smith's Prototyping Studio, part of the Design Thinking Initiative, by attending this "mini-studio" event. The Prototyping Studio, located in Capen Annex, is a makerspace on Smith campus that is open to all students. The studio is a mixture of emerging technologies, like laser cutting and 3D printing, and classic tools, like drills, rulers, sewing machines, etc. It’s the perfect place to prototype your product or create assets for your tradeshow, like jewelry hangers, custom product packaging, and professional signage. Leo Selvaggio, the coordinator of the Prototyping Studio, is happy to work with Smithies one-on-one on their projects and introduce them to the resources the studio has to offer. Lunch will be provided.

Volunteer for Wellness

Volunteering for Wellness is a fun, non-committal opportunity that allows students to meet many Smithies from the community while promoting wholeness throughout the campus. Sign up for upcoming events newsletter by visiting https://tinyurl.com/y9jha532

'Antisemitism Then and Now,' a Smith Faculty Panel Discussion, Hosted by the Kahn Institute , Monday, Feb. 18, 4:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

A discussion among Darcy Buerkle, associate professor of history; Justin Cammy, associate professor of Jewish studies and comparative literature; and Lois Dubin, professor of relgion, on historical and contemporary dimensions of antisemitism, in conjunction with the Kahn Institute short-term project Antisemitism. The phenomenon of distrust and prejudice against Jews and Judaism dates from ancient times to the present, and contains both religious and secular elements. Antisemitism is present in majority-Christian, majority-Muslim, and supposedly secular societies, and co-exists with ideologies of the right and left. This event will discuss antisemitism from multiple disciplinary perspectives. All welcome. http://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute

REMINDER: 2019-2020 Kahn Longterm Project Student Applications Due , Friday, Feb. 15, Kahn Institute, 21 Henshaw Ave

Sophomores and juniors: Apply now for paid research fellowships in one of the two yearlong Kahn Institute projects in 2019-2020: Fear, organized by James Lowenthal (Astronomy) and Kevin Rozario (America Studies); and TranslationS, organized by Nalini Bhushan (Philosophy) and Janie Vanpee (French Studies). There is one more Information Session on Monday, February 11, 5-6pm., Kahn Institute, 21 Henshaw Avenue. To apply, visit https://goo.gl/zu4SBo For more information, email the Kahn Institute at kahninstitute@smith.edu

Excursion: Mass MOCA and Lee Outlets , Saturday, Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m., John M. Greene Hall

Spend your Saturday at the Mass Moca for half the day and Lee Outlets for the other half! Sign up in the Office of Student Engagement. There are a limited number of seats available. For more information, email aschoen@smith.edu

Lip Sync Battle , Saturday, Feb. 16, 9 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Nothing like a Friday night with friends and a lip sync battle. There will be free snacks and there will also be prizes going to the best performance, the funniest performance, and the best costume (audience or performer). Sign up ahead of time to perform. Contact the Office of Student Engagement for more information.

Valentine's Day Card-Making , Thursday, Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Campus Center 001

Celebrat love by making a free card for a loved one.

Course Registration Deadlines

Wednesday, February 13 is the last day to add a Smith course and Wednesday, February 27 is the last day to drop a full semester course without penalty or use of a free drop. Be sure to check the registration status of your courses on BannerWeb. Course changes at this time require the signatures of the instructor and your adviser on the add/drop form before being submitted to the class deans’ office. All deadlines and forms are on the registrar's website: https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/registrar

Global Salon with Michael Kunichika 'Grief in Focus: On the War Photography of Cynthia Elbaum' , Thursday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Michael Kunichika, professor of Russian and media studies at Amherst College, will speak about the work of photojournalist Cynthia Elbaum, whose powerful images of the Chechen War are on view in the Nolen Gallery, in the Smith College Campus Center. Elbaum was a 1989 Smith graduate who was killed in 1994 while on assignment for Time magazine.

Sign Up for Spring Archery, , Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 5-April, Noon, Ainsworth Gym

Using re-curve target bows and equipment, Lynn Oberbillig will introduce the basic technique of target archery emphasizing the care and use of equipment, range, stance, shooting, scoring and competition. Offered Tuesday for beginners or Thursdays for those who have shot before TIME/ LOCATION: 12:10 in ITT. COST: $30 DATES: March 5 - April 11th. Please email rcook@smith.edu if interested and send check payable to Smith College to Rachel Cook Ainsworth 105. Enrollment limited.

Youth Soccer Clinics with Smith College Soccer , Mon & Wed Feb. 25 - March 27, 3-4 p.m., ITT

Smith College Soccer will host soccer clinics open to male and female players in 6th through 12th grade. Contact Coach Jeannette for more information or to sign up: jboudway@smith.edu

Seeking Assistant Stage Manager for AS YOU LIKE IT

The theatre department is looking for an assistant stage manager for our upcoming production of AS YOU LIKE IT. Rehearsals begin February 24 and performances are April 19-27. You can earn one credit for your work on this production. Email ncbeck@smith.edu for more information.

Management Training Workshop: 'Tools and Tips for Writing Performance Reviews' , Thursday, Feb. 28, 10-11:30 a.m., HR Conference Room, 30 Belmont

Annual performance reviews are just around the corner. All managers are invited to attend this practical, interactive workshop. The review process, SMART goals and Smith competencies and their role in preparing reviews will be discussed. This workshop is open to new managers, managers new to Smith and managers looking for the ABCs or refresher on the review process, tips and tools. Presented by Jenny Silver, Human Resources Assistant Director. Register by visiting https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development

Register Now for New Workshop: 'Preparing for Medicare and Smith Medicare Supplement Options' , Thursday, April 18, Human Resources Conference Rm, 30 Belmont

All employees 55 years old and older thinking about retiring in the next year or two are invited to attend an informational session on preparing for Medicare. Offered twice, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., this workshop will review Medicare basics – what is Medicare, when and how do I enroll, etc. Presenters will also explain supplemental plans eligible for Smith retirees and their spouses who will have a one-time eligibility to elect coverage for Medicare supplement plans offered by MountainOne Insurance through the Benistar Employee Services Trust Program. Presented by MountainOne Insurance. Register by visiting https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development

Cooking 'Feeding the Whole You' Recipes On One's Own

Though only few students could participate in Wellness' Feeding the Whole You Cooking Program, other students can still cook the recipes outside of the program. Interested students should keep an eye out on Facebook and Instagram (@wellnessatsmith) for what recipes will be cooked each week. If a recipe peaks their interest, they can get a group of students together to cook the recipe. Wellness will reimburse students for ingredients. Once students see a recipe they would like to make, they should email wellness@smith.edu to hash out details.

Stretching Sessions , Friday, Feb. 15, 1:30 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Wellness is offering stretching sessions every other week. All levels of experience are welcome to drop in and leave as needed. Though usually held in Ainsworth Studio 151, sessions have been moved indefinitely to Davis Ballroom due to the flooding.

Meridians Journal Annual Book Give-Away , Friday, Feb. 15, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Campus Center Main Level Table

Meridians offers this great opportunity to find interesting books and learn more about the journal. To learn more about Meridians, visit https://sophia.smith.edu/meridians/

Duo Two-Factor Authentication - Information and Enrollment Sessions

ITS is hosting a series of information and enrollment sessions to assist community members in setting up Duo two-factor authentication. For a complete list of dates, times and locations, visit http://www.smith.edu/its/tara/security/duo_session.html. Duo two-factor authentication will be activated as a standard login component for faculty, staff, and emeriti on March 13.

Making Valentine's Cards in Arabic and in English , Thursday, Feb. 14, 4 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

For the third year in a row, students studying Arabic language at Smith will design Valentine's Cards in Arabic and in English with a few chocolates attached to each card. The cards will be given to the Senior Housing in Northampton and Homeless Shelter. All students who are interested to study first year Arabic next semester are welcomed to join us.

IT Transformation Community Meeting , Friday, Feb. 15, 2 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Samantha Earp, VP for Information Technology and CIO, will share updates on the college's Workday implementation, the data ecosystem project, and more.

Museum Volunteer Orientation: Last Orientation for Spring Semester , Friday, Feb. 15, 4 p.m., Museum of Art

If you would like to volunteer at the Smith College Museum of Art, this week is the final orientation for the spring semester. Engage family audiences in making art and exploring the galleries, and help support family and student programs throughout the year by staffing events and assisting behind the scenes at Smith College Museum of Art. Before coming, please fill out an application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MVPatSCMA

Star Gazing , Thursday, Feb. 14, 8:30-9:30 p.m., McConnell Hall Rooftop

The astronomy department will hold an open house on the roof of McConnell Hall. Come see the Moon, 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).

Self-Compassion with Rachel Simmons , Thursday, Feb. 21, Noon, Campus Center Carroll Room

Failing Well is back with a free lunch workshop to help increase courage, confidence & resilience. Self-compassion reduces stress and anxiety, and increases motivation and performance. Learn three practical steps with Rachel Simmons that will change the way you take risks and recover from setbacks. No registration required!

Apply Now for First Ever Pioneer Valley Maker Faire; Deadline , Monday, March 4, 5 p.m.

The Smith College Design Thinking Initiative invites you to showcase your invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Apply by March 4, 2019, at https://pioneervalley.makerfaire.com/

IEG Information Session , Thursday, Feb. 21, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

The Lewis Global Studies Center offers the International Experience Grant (IEG) for students pursuing opportunities abroad during the summer and j-term. Come learn about grant opportunities that are available for summer 2019 and how to apply.

'Attempted Adults' Finance Episode , Monday, Feb. 25

Attempted Adults' fourth episode is coming out Monday, February 25. In this episode, Ana Devlin Gauthier and Kris Mereigh will discuss finance. People can listen to previous episodes from the podcast on Spotify, iTunes, and Podomatic. They should be sure to subscribe and to follow @attemptedadults on Instagram and Twitter.

'Immunoengineering in Regenerative Medicine' , Monday, Feb. 18, 4:30 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Dr. Kaitlyn Sadtler, Ph.D., will present this talk which is part of the Spring 2019 Mary Elizabeth Dickason King M.D. Annual Lecture Series in the Life Sciences in Memory of Professor Howard Parshley. Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be served at 4:15 pm. Visit https://www.smith.edu/biology/events.php for the full schedule.

Measles Outbreak in the U.S.: Are You Protected?

Students who have not yet been vaccinated for measles are welcome to make an appointment at the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness for vaccination. More information about Measles can be found at https://www.smith.edu/student-life/health-wellness/news.

Measles Outbreak in the U.S.: What You Should Know

Faculty and Staff with concerns about Measles and vaccination should contact their physician. Vaccine is available at retail pharmacies without an appointment. More information about Measles can be found here. (Link to https://www.smith.edu/student-life/health-wellness/news)

Don't Blink Media: Smith College Film Production Club , Tuesday, Feb. 19, 5-6 p.m., Seelye 109

Don't Blink Media is an organization which serves to provide resources and collaborators for Smith students who wish to create films during their time at Smith College. At this meeting, we will be taking photos for the yearbook!

Bike Kitchen Open Hours , Bike Kitchen, Talbot Basement

This spring the bike kitchen open hours are Thursdays 7-9 p.m., Fridays 1-3 p.m. and Sundays 2-5 p.m. The Bike Kitchen is located in the basement of Talbot House, and the door opens onto the Smith Campus School parking circle.

Smith Named Top Fulbright Student Producer for 2018-19

Smith College is—yet again—a Fulbright Top Producing institution in 2018-19. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced this year’s list of top producing institutions for publication in The Chronicle of Higher Education on February 10, 2019. Congratulations to the 17 Smith Fulbrighters who won their awards in 2017-18 and who are currently working in different 15 countries around the globe as part of the 2018-19 Fulbright Program. For information on how you can become a Smith Fulbrighter, visit our website at https://www.smith.edu/fulbright

Workday Preview for Non-Exempt Employees , Friday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m., Mary Maples Dunn Conference Room, Pierce

Workday is Coming! Get a sneak peek of the college's new system for HR and payroll functions. You'll see how to navigate in the system, enter your time, see your payslip, and more. You can find dates for additional preview sessions and learn more about Workday at smith.edu/workday (Smith log-in required).

Volunteer Opportunities Community Ed Lunch , Thursday, Feb. 21, Noon-1 p.m., Jandon Center, Wright

Come learn about Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity’s initiative for National Women Build week, Women Build! Hear from representatives of Habitat for Humanity discuss their role in empowering women to build home and enabling them to positively impact the lives of children and family, including women in building processes. Join the Community Service Office (CSO) in the Jandon Center for Community Engagement (JCCE), Wright Hall 013, for lunch on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 12-1 p.m. Pizza lunch will be provided.(Gluten-free option available.) If you have any questions, call the CSO at ext. 3060 or email cso@smith.edu.

CANCELLED: Jerry Noble and Friends: Swing that Music , Sunday, Feb. 17, 3 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Due to illness, Swing That Music! with Jerry Noble and Friends has been cancelled. The event will be rescheduled if possible.

Meet the 2019 Smith College Medalists

Four extraordinary alumnae will receive the Smith College Medal at Rally Day, in recognition of their contributions to their communities and the world. This year’s medalists, who will be celebrated on Wednesday, Feb. 20, are Congresswoman Nicola “Niki” Sauvage Tsongas ’68; university chancellor Phoebe A. Haddon ’72; television and film producer Lydia Tenaglia-Collins ’88; and conductor Carolyn Kuan ’99.

New Neilson Library Takes Shape

By the end of March, the structure of a new Neilson Library will become more visible, as steel beams and brick masonry are installed on the site. “We will be working one floor at a time, north to south,” says Charlie Conant, senior project manager in Facilities Management. “By the time students are here next fall, we’ll be installing the roofing on the new building.” The construction of a new Neilson—Smith’s largest capital project in more than a decade—remains on schedule for the fall of 2020.


02/12/2019 Digest


Seeking Participants for Social Justice Conversations Research Project - Information Sessions Offered , Feb. 13 & 14, 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., Lilly Hall 206

Social Justice Conversations Training Course - Earn up to $80 for participating in this research study. To learn more, find out if you are eligible, and/or sign up for an information session, visit http://sjconversations.wordpress.com. Training Course sessions begin February 20 and 21. (Note: Feb. 6 has only a 7 p.m. info session.) Participants will have the opportunity to have meaningful conversations about social justice issues; take care while engaging in social activism; get better at expressing opinions while respecting others; find ways to build relationships and understand people with different or opposing views; deepen knowledge about how oppression works; and develop ability to hear and respond to dissenting views. [Note on February 6, there is only a 7 p.m. information session offered; all other days, sessions are offered at 12:30 and 7 p.m.]

'Mimesis, History and Art: The Encounter with Reality and Realism' , Tuesday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m., Seelye 106

Amit Chaudhuri, author of seven acclaimed novels, is an essayist, poet, musician and composer and Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia, England. His talk stems from his fascination with the real but his mixed feelings about representation, and in it he will look at the desire to perfectly reproduce worlds through movies, technology, and books, and the equally powerful artistic need for imperfection and incompleteness. Sponsored by the South Asian Studies program and the Lecture Committee.

ACHOO! It's Cold and Flu Season; Learn How to Stay Healthy , Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

ACHOO! It's cold and flu season. Learn how to stay healthy by visiting https://www.smith.edu/student-life/health/news/cold-flu-season

Ewha Summer Exchange Program Info Session , Thursday, Feb. 14, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Learn about an opportunity to study abroad tuition-free in Korea this summer through Smith's exchange partnership with Ewha Womans University.

Toddler Participants Needed for Psychology Study

The Smith College Language Lab is seeking 2-year-old children to participate in a research study to create a touchscreen language comprehension assessment on an iPad. We would meet with you and your child in a comfortable lab setting at Smith College for 30-40 minutes and the child would play an iPad game that asks a variety of questions targeting language comprehension in areas such as vocabulary, syntax and word learning. If you or someone you know would like your child to participate during the Spring 2019 semester, please contact languagelab@smith.edu or (413) 585-3956 for more information.

Smith Has 20 Smith Fulbright Finalists: Could You Be Next?

The first-round results are in: 20 of Smith's 24 candidates have been short-listed for Fulbright Fellowships (an 83% success rate)! Congratulations to all 20 Finalists and to all 24 of Smith's excellent Fulbright candidates! For more details about our Finalists & Candidates, visit http://www.smith.edu/fulbright/news.php. First-Years, Sophomores, & Juniors: Could you be a Smith Fulbright Fellow of the future? If you are a U.S. citizen with a GPA of 3.5+, you could be a candidate! Complete/submit the Fulbright Enquiry Form to begin exploring your Fulbright options: http://www.smith.edu/fulbright/questions.php.

Is It the Flu or a Cold? What's the Difference?

Both colds and the flu (influenza) are respiratory viruses, causing sneezes and coughs and congestion. However, the flu can be quite serious. Learn the difference between the flu and a cold here by visiting https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/coldflu.htm See the Schacht Center website for more information at https://www.smith.edu/student-life/health/news/cold-flu-season Remember, It's not too late to get a flu shot, call us to schedule one at 413-585-2250.

Principles of Investing Session #2 , Tuesday, Feb. 12, Noon, Campus Center 103/4

More accurately called “stocks and bonds,” Professor Roger Kaufman introduces students, faculty and staff to the fundamental concepts of investing, including differentiation between stocks and bonds; mutual funds, ETFs and index funds; the importance of portfolio diversification; and approaches to asset allocation. Lunch is provided for the first 30 attendees.

'Developing Healthy Racial Identity' , Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Campus School Gym, 33 Prospect St.

Campus School invites the Smith community to participate in an evening of conversation with Imani Chapman, a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant with Romney Associates. While some worry that discussing race with children might contribute to prejudice, others may worry that silence around race perpetuates internalized inferiority and superiority. We will have time to reflect on our earliest memories and lessons about race and to introduce age appropriate ways to discuss racial identity with children.

Grief Support Group , Tuesdays, Feb. 26-April 23, 2 p.m., Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

Did someone close to you die? Come share stories and support for a weekly Grief Group facilitated by Meg Laird, LICSW. This group meets on Tuesdays from February 26 through April 23. For more information, email mlaird@smith.edu

The 2019 All-Employee Picnic Will be Held on Monday, June 17

The cold weather last week and the milder weather this week inevitably makes one think about things to look forward to doing when the weather is warm. Raise your hand if the annual All-Employee Picnic is one of those things for you! Just thinking about sitting out on Chapin Lawn and enjoying great food and fun music with your colleagues is sure to help anyone get through the winter doldrums. Be sure to mark your calendars for Monday, June 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. More details will be forthcoming.

Take a Break and Have Fun at 'Take Me to Your Library: Valentine Edition' , February 11-13

Students looking for a fun break are invited to the Libraries’ valentines programs, where they can enjoy crafts, tea, and music. VALENTINE MAKING: Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 11-13, during open hours at the Young Library, and Wednesday, Feb. 13, during open hours at the Hillyer Art Library & Josten Performing Arts Library. AFTERNOON TEA WITH BUTTON-MAKING: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 3-5 p.m. at the Young Library. TEA & LIVE JAZZ: Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Josten Performing Arts Library. Afternoon tea will be served 3-5 p.m. and live jazz piano will be performed on the Mezzanine.

Coming Soon: Online Key Requests for Staff and Faculty

Facilities Management is excited to announce that beginning in the spring of 2019, faculty and staff key requests will be done electronically in Teamworks. Department heads, be on the lookout for an email from Facilities Management with the forms for authorizing access for you or your designee to request keys for your department. Stay tuned for more details on the new and improved key request process as we get closer to implementation.

'The Art of Spiritual Warfare: Anti-Religious Images in Early Soviet Russia' , Friday, Feb. 15, 3 p.m., Cunningham Center, Museum of Art

This gallery talk by Vera Shevzov examines early Soviet-era posters as “active participants” or “weapons” in Bolshevik efforts to realize a utopian vision for a new religionless Soviet person. Smith College Professor of Religion Vera Shevzov will discuss Soviet graphic artists’ contribution to this cultural project and the long-term impact such imagery may have had on post-Soviet society, extending to the present day.

Outdoor Adventure Program Upcoming Trips

Weekly Thursday ski trip to Berkshire East. Meet at Boathouse at 4 p.m., we return at 10 p.m. Lift tickets are $19, rentals are $19 and lessons are $15. No registration required. Cross-country ski trip Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. We provide you with all the gear. Email outdoors@smith.edu to sign up. Ice Skating Sunday, Feb. 17, 1-5 p.m. We will lend you skates, just bring $6 for the entrance fee. Email outdoors@smith.edu to register.

All You Need is Love? Chocolate, Singlism and the Destruction of Valentine's Day , Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5:15 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

The day before Valentine's Day, Wellness will be hosting a conversation with sociology professor Cory Albertson about media and relationships.

'Feeding the Whole You' Livestream , Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5:30 p.m.

Wellness Services' Feeding the Whole You program is a popular event, but only so many students can participate each year. For that reason, Wellness has livestreams of the event on its Instagram and Facebook (@wellnessatsmith). The next livestream will be this Wednesday, starting at 5:30 PM. Students can view livestreams on Instagram 24 hours after they are recorded and on Facebook at any time. Expect fried dumplings, matzo ball chicken soup, and more.

Seeking Proposals for Inclusion and Equity Day of Learning; Submit by February 13

Now accepting proposals from staff, faculty and students for interactive workshops, panel presentations, film screenings, poster sessions, multimedia or visual art installations, sessions engaging both body and mind, theater or music performances, writing workshops, open mics, affinity group dialogues, intergroup dialogues, spaces for quiet contemplation, and spaces for invigorating collaboration. For this day to be successful, we need you. Please submit your ideas by visiting https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/diversity/inclusion-conference

Info Table: SEA Semester , Wednesday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m., Campus Center Main Level Table

There will be an info table about SEA Semester, a field-based study abroad program focused on the ocean environment. SEA Semester 6 different semester programs ranging in focus from global climate change to cultural and environmental sustainability to conservation and marine biodiversity. SEA Semester programs include an on-shore component followed by a sailing research voyage in the Atlantic, Pacific, or Caribbean. Motivated students of all majors who are passionate about learning, inspired to take on real-world issues, and eager to become part of an unparalleled living and learning community are welcome to apply.

Info Session: SEA Semester , Wednesday, Feb. 27, Noon, CEEDS, Wright

This event will provide information about SEA Semester, a field-based study abroad program focused on the ocean environment. SEA offers 6 different semester programs ranging in focus from global climate change to cultural and environmental sustainability to conservation and marine biodiversity. SEA semester programs include an on-shore component followed by a sailing research voyage in the Atlantic, Pacific, or Caribbean. Motivated students of all majors who are passionate about learning, inspired to take on real-world issues, and eager to become part of an unparalleled living and learning community are welcome to apply. Pizza lunch provided.

Mindful Mondays: Sit, Eat, and Talk with Us , Monday, Feb. 25, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Join Jess Bacal and Matilda Cantwell for a delicious vegetarian lunch, community-building, and nourishing habits of reflection and self-love and free lunch. Today's topic: "There's no such thing as Bad Art!" Come have fun making your own bad art with Jan Morris of Student Affairs, and Janelle Olsen of the Narratives Project.

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

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

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Info Session , Tuesday, Feb. 12, Noon, CEEDS, Wright

Students who are studying biology, chemistry, geology, oceanography, mathematics, physics, or engineering, and who will be juniors or seniors next year, are invited to an info session to learn more about the "study-away" program at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, MA on Cape Cod. Students in this program will immerse themselves in a semester-long independent research project directly advised by a WHOI scientist or engineer, take on new challenges in upper-level undergraduate/graduate ocean science courses, and utilize WHOI's cutting-edge laboratories and research groups. More info: http://www.whoi.edu/semester-at-whoi.

'undercover': Exhibition by Donnabelle Casis , Tuesday, March 5, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oresman Gallery, Hillyer

Patterns and Identity Intersect in Paintings at the Oresman Gallery. Local Filipina-American artist Donnabelle Casis will exhibit new works at the Oresman Gallery, Brown Fine Arts Center at Smith College, 20 Elms Street, Northampton from March 5-26, 2019. Her paintings explore the relationship of personal identity and ritual to visual systems of signification in both ancient and modern cultures. Inspired by Filipino tribal tattoos, bullfighting costumes and facial recognition software, Casis filters these subjects and creates her own configurations rich in a variety of interpretations.

'undercover': Opening Reception for Donnabelle Casis' Exhibition , Friday, March 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Oresman Gallery, Hillyer

Patterns and identity intersect in local Filipina-American artist Donnabelle Casis' new paintings, on view March 5-26. The paintings explore the relationship of personal identity and ritual to visual systems of signification in both ancient and modern cultures. Inspired by Filipino tribal tattoos, bullfighting costumes and facial recognition software, Casis filters these subjects and creates her own configurations rich in a variety of interpretations. Refreshments will be served.

POC Open Mic , Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., Lyman Plant House

An evening of affirmation and community building while exploring the Botanic Garden. Enjoy a dried flower activity, build-your-own tea station, floral themed treats, and featured spoken word artist R. Lynn.

Snacks and Jakaroo with CET Jordan , Tuesday, Feb. 12, 3 p.m., Campus Center Main Level Table

Learn how to play the Jordanian game Jakaroo and chat about study abroad in Jordan with CET staff. Open to all students studying Arabic Language, including those who don’t currently study Arabic. For more information, contact Cameron Ruscitti cruscitti@cetacademicprograms.com

WOZQ General Interest Meeting , Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., Campus Center 205

WOZQ, Smith College's student-run radio station, is hosting a general interest meeting for all those interested in having a radio show or learning more about WOZQ. For more information, email wozq@smith.edu.

Galentine's Day , Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., Seelye 107

The Smith College Democrats are hosting Galentine's Day, where we'll be engaging in valentine-writing (and strongly-worded letter-writing) to our congresspeople, delicious food, and Parks and Rec.

Smith Students' Aid Society Deadline for Fine Arts Supplies Grants , Wednesday, Feb. 13

Applications for Smith Students Aid Society grants for fine arts supplies are due February 13. These grants support the purchase of fine arts supplies for art courses above the 100 level. Applications should be filled out, signed by an instructor, and passed into the art department office. These grant decisions are made by art department faculty and notifications will go out to students from the SSAS administrator. Questions about this process can be emailed to awhite@smith.edu.

Daniel Hect Appointed Chief of Police for Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges

Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges have announced the appointment of Daniel Hect as the new chief of the campuses’ shared police department. Hect’s appointment is effective February 18, 2019.


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

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

Art Historian Joy Lidu Yi: 'The Yungang Cave Complex' , Thursday, March 7, 5 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Where did Buddhist monks live, meditate and perform rituals? This lecture asks why, when, and under what circumstances the Yungang cave sanctuary, one of the world's greatest Buddhist monuments, was made. Recent archaeological excavations now make clear that freestanding monasteries above the caves are an important component of the enormous complex. Speaker Joy Lidu Yi is a historian of Chinese art and architecture specializing in Chinese visual art and material culture, she is professor at Florida International University. Sponsored by the Buddhist Studies Program, the Art Department and the Lecture Committee.


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Opening Reception for TOWARDS ABSTRACTION - Created by Esther Pullman '64 , Friday, Feb. 8, Alumnae House Gallery, 33 Elm St.

This exhibit by Smith alumna Esther Pullman builds on her earlier show "Greenhouse Panoramas," describing a continuum towards abstraction. These include documentation of colorful Caribbean Houses with overlapping layers of rectangles; then a gradual shift in the Greenhouse Panoramas project to the geometry of the structures. Streetscape Compositions from Italy, Spain and Portugal were taken as individual abstract studies and recomposed as triptychs. A group of abstract studies have been grouped in a series called Domestic Geometry. Exhibition open to the public, January 14 - April 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Opening Reception Friday, Feb. 8, 5-7 p.m.

Upper College Lane One Way Fridays Thru Feb. 8

Upper College Lane will be one way from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays through Feb. 8 because of upcoming PVIAC track meets. (Note that on Feb. 8, the time of closure will change to 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.) 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.

Register Your Teen Now for Smith Softball Skills Clinic , Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m., Indoor Track & Tennis Facility

The Smith College softball team will be holding a skills clinic on Saturday, February 23 at the Indoor Track & Tennis Facility. Participants will receive instruction from current Smith College Softball coaches and student-athletes. This clinic is designed for players entering 9th grade or higher who are looking to improve their softball skills. The goal is to provide opportunities for person growth and development. For registration and more information: https://bit.ly/2SWwfk6

Support Group for Students of Color , Thursdays, Feb. 21-May 2, 2-3:15 p.m., Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

Being a person of color in a predominantly white environment can be a complex and stressful experience. This group will provide a supportive space for rest for renewal, led by practitioner of color Jamie Daniels. Students will have the opportunity to openly engage in dialogues about what it is like to be a student of color at Smith and in the world. This group will meet weekly through the last week of classes. 10 sessions in total. No meeting spring break week. Students must pre-register by calling 413-585-2840.

Summer Study Abroad Opportunities Fair , Tuesday, Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Interested in studying abroad this summer but unsure of where to start? At the Summer International Opportunities Fair you will be able to talk with representatives from over 20 different program providers about their various programs located around the world.

MFA in Dance Thesis Concert , Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 7-9, 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall

Experience an evening of dance that explores emergent understandings of "We." This concert is the culmination of the creative research projects of Michelle Erard, Lucille Jun, Nikki Lee, and Anna M. Maynard, Smith College MFA candidates '19.

Faculty/Staff Poetry Series: Rosetta Marantz Cohen , Thursday, Feb. 7, 5 p.m., Poetry Center, Wright

Rosetta Marantz Cohen, faculty director of the Lewis Global Studies Center, will read from her new book “The Town of Insomniacs.” We’ll have copies for sale and light refreshments.

Grief Support Group , Fridays, February 8-April 26, 2-3:15 p.m., Schacht Center for Health & Wellness

Did someone close to you die? Come share stories and support for a weekly Grief Group that is co-facilitated by Meg Laird, LICSW, and Ingrid Avison, MSW Intern. This group runs every Friday from February 8 through April 26. For more information, email iavison@smith.edu.

Volunteer Lunch Orientation for Kensington International School Young Scholars Program , Monday, Feb. 11, Noon-1 p.m., Wright 013 (lower level)

Volunteers provide 1:1 support for ELL students who are recently resettled refugees, or experiencing trauma due to relocation. Volunteers encourage their academic success and social adjustment to the school community by working with them in the classroom in Springfield. Times to tutor will be established based on driver availability. Possible shifts are Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m.-noon or Noon-3 p.m. CSO carpools will be arranged. Come learn more at our orientation (lunch provided), Monday, Feb. 11, noon, Wright Hall 013 (lower level). For more details contact Lily Lee, llee18@smith.edu. America Reads and volunteer placements available.

Volunteers Needed for Massachusetts Fair Housing

The Massachusetts Fair Housing Center is an organization in Holyoke that is committed to ending systemic housing discrimination through education, outreach, legal advocacy, housing counseling, and enforcement. They provide critical intervention to decrease housing discrimination in WMA. Volunteers will conduct client intake, conduct research and assist with with outreach and case preparation materials. Excellent opportunity for pre-law or government majors. MFHC has internships available for next semester. Interns are needed 8 hours a week during the daytime. Contact cso@smith.edu or mbregquist@massfairhousing.org for more information.

Annual House Music Treble A Cappella Fundraiser , Saturday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Treble a cappella groups from Smith College, the Five Colleges and community come together to help homeless youth of the Pioneer Valley. Featuring Smith Blackappella, Smith Groove, the Smith Noteables, the Smiffenpoofs, the Smith Smithereens, the Smith College Vibes, the Amherst College Bluestockings, the Mount Holyoke M&Cs, The Chill Harmonics, and Tonal Eclipse. Sponsored by the Center for Religious & Spiritual Life. All proceeds benefit a Friends of the Homeless - DIAL/SELF program to provide supportive affordable housing for unaccompanied youth, ages 18-24. For details, visit http://www.hamphomeless.org/

Panel Discussion on Climate Justice & Migration , Friday, Feb. 8, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Divest Smith College is hosting a panel discussion on climate justice and migration. Climate change disproportionately affects marginalized communities, especially immigrants. This panel will bring in Gabriella Della Croce and Andrea Schmid ('17), both from the Pioneer Valley Workers Center, and Professor Rick Lopez, from Amherst College, to present on their work and its relation to climate justice. There will be a Q&A following the panel. This event is open to all!

Spring Community of Color Mixer , Thursday, Feb. 7, 4-5:30 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for sweet treats, games, give-aways, dancing, and community connections. Tours of the Mwangi Cultural Center (1st level of Davis) will also be offered during this time. This free, ADA-accessible event is designed for Smith students, staff, and faculty of color and their guests. For more information, email Mwangicc@smith.edu

Global Salon with Víctor Pavón Vázquez: 'The Benefits of Bilingual Education: A European Perspective' , Monday, Feb. 11, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

During the last decade bilingual education programs have flourished all over Spain as an attempt to enhance the learning of foreign languages (mainly English) in all levels of education. This presentation will present the general characteristics of these programs and will address some controversial issues that have been raised in the Spanish context. Pizza will be served to the first 25 attendees.

OPT Information Session , Tuesday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

For International seniors looking into post-graduate options, learn more about OPT. All students interested in applying for OPT are REQUIRED to attend a session.

Is It the Flu or a Cold? What's the Difference? , Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

Both colds and the flu (Influenza) are respiratory viruses, causing sneezes and coughs and congestion. However, the flu can be quite serious. To learn the difference between the flu and a cold, visit https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/coldflu.htm For more information about cold/flu season visit, https://www.smith.edu/student-life/health/news/cold-flu-season Remember, It's not too late to get a flu shot. Call us for yours at 413-585-2250.

Sage Chamber Concert Society: Daniel Stepner, violin, and Judith Gordon, piano , Friday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Daniel Stepner, violin, and Judith Gordon, piano, performing the two violin sonatas by Gabriel Fauré along with shorter works by Fauré, Lili Boulanger, and Louise Talma. Free and open to all.

Register Now for 'Principles of Community Engagement' , Monday, Feb. 11, 7-9 p.m., Jandon Center, Wright 013

As a student, a volunteer, and/or an activist, you will encounter people of all backgrounds in your important work. Learn how to be a better collaborator by practicing three of the Jandon Center’s core principles in this essential training: developing strong relationships, cultural humility, and asset-based approaches to community engagement. Light refreshments will be served, all welcome. Register here: http://goo.gl/forms/3uVlpNXjX4rbt42u1.

Lunchtime Meditation Series , Tuesday, Feb. 12, Noon-1 p.m., Jandon Center, Wright 013

Seeking students, faculty, and staff members who need respite from a busy schedule and semester, who want to meet new friends, or even just want a place to bring their lunch and eat quietly with us. There are no attendance requirements and no previous experience is necessary. All are welcome.

Draper Application Assistance Part 2 , Thursday, Feb. 7, Noon, Campus Center 103/4

Are you preparing for Draper? Are you looking for fresh eyes to review your application? Come to the Draper Workshops to gain an edge to your Draper Application! Students will learn how to turn the content of their Business Model Canvas into a compelling narrative for investors. Lunch provided.

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

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

'Re-Imagining Border Technologies, Designing New Political Forms," a Kahn Lecture by Miriam Ticktin, New School , Monday, Feb. 11, 5 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Miriam Ticktin, Chair of Anthropology, New School for Social Research, will speak as part of the Kahn Institute yearlong project on Refugees. Ticktin will explore the nature of an alter-politics emerging around borders and border walls. Much of the debate on borders—both academically and politically—has revolved around a dichotomy: whether they should be open or closed. Ticktin will argue for an emerging speculative politics that imagines borders beyond this dichotomy, using different terms, such as welcome lounges, or flyways, while tracing various political movements that are re-articulating the meaning of borders in theory and in practice. All welcome. http://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute

Don't Blink Media: Smith College Film Production Club , Friday, Feb. 8, 7-8 p.m., Seelye 212

Join Don't Blink Media's first official meeting for the spring, 2019 semester. Don't Blink Media is an organization which serves to provide resources and collaborators for Smith students who wish to create films during their time at Smith College. The organization will use resources available at the Center for Media Production as well as resources we gather as a club to put together two to three film productions each semester.

Mindful Mondays: Sit, Eat, and Talk with Us! , Monday, Feb. 11, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Join Jess Bacal and Matilda Cantwell for a delicious vegetarian lunch, community-building, and nourishing habits of reflection and self-love.  This week's topic: Real talk with two First Gens - in celebration of First Gen Visibility Week! Our hosts will be First Gen Out Loud Student Leader, Shayla Bezjak '20 and Assistant Dean of Students & Director of First Year Programs, Marge Litchford. Drop in for free lunch & great company! Everyone welcome!

Smith College Life Sciences, Technology & Engineering Fair , Thursday, Feb. 7, 3:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

The Lazarus Center is hosting our annual Life Sciences, Technology & Engineering Fair for students from life sciences, engineering, psychology, math and computer science. The fair features employers offering internships and full-time positions. Select graduate programs will also be in attendance. See our participating organizations web page for a full list, including hiring areas and anticipated positions. Dress is Business Casual. Bring copies of your resume. https://bit.ly/2VItyEn

Smith Students' Aid Society Annual Pizza Lunch , Monday, Feb. 11, Noon, Campus Center 205

This lunch is open to all students who have received grants from the Smith Students' Aid Society and their friends. This event is a wonderful opportunity to meet the members of the SSAS Board. The members are always excited to hear from students and eager for their ideas.The food will be a delicious spread of pizza, salad and desserts. Board members cordially invite all grantees and hope that they will bring along friends to learn about the society's work on campus.

Bahai Devotional Gathering , Sunday, Feb. 10, 9:30 a.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

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

Smith Jewish Community Shabbat , Friday, Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m., Kosher Kitchen, Jordan House

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

Muslim Prayer Lunch , Friday, Feb. 8, Noon, Chapel Sanctuary

Join the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life for dialogue, student-led communal prayer, a group activity or discussion and a delicious lunch this Friday in the Chapel sanctuary. All are welcome.

Soup, Salad and Soul , Friday, Feb. 8, 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.

Weekly Monday Meditation , Feb. 11, 5 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend weekly mindful meditation in the tradition initiated by Zen priest Ruth Ozeki (led by Naomi Miller and Mary Beth Brooker during Ruth's absence on sabbatical in the spring semester.) A simple relaxed silent practice of sitting and walking meditation, using chairs or floor cushions. Initial meditation instruction will be offered. All levels are welcome, with time for questions.

Landscape Studies Lecture: 'Urban Greening and Landscape Design' , Monday, Feb. 11, 2:40 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Deborah Martin, Urban Development and Social Change Program, Clark University, will present the next talk in the Spring 2019 Landscape Studies Lecture Series, which is free and open to the public. For the full schedule, visit https://goo.gl/hkrJAL

'Radical Recovery: Making Urban Political Subjects and Drug Policy in the Era of Criminalization' , Monday, Feb. 11, 4 p.m., Seelye 201

Samuel Kelton Roberts, PhD, is a former director of Columbia University’s Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS) and currently is a Columbia University associate professor of history (School of the Arts and Sciences), associate professor of sociomedical sciences (Mailman School of Public Health), and associate professor of African-American studies (School of the Arts and Sciences). At Columbia he leads the Research Cluster in Race, Inequality, and Health. Free and open to the Smith College community.

CORRECTION: 'Plastic Pollution: Art to Action' , Thursday, March 7, 5 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

[The correct date for this event is March 7, not February 7.] Dianna Cohen is a visual artist and the co-founder and CEO of Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global coalition to address the pervasive problem of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals, waterways and oceans, and the environment. She was inspired to co-found PPC by her work as an artist – her chosen material is the ubiquitous plastic bag combined with thread. Dianna will speak on the connection between her medium which she uses to make 2D and 3D artwork, sculptures, and installations – and inspiring conversation and action around the issue of plastic pollution, alternatives, and solutions.

Thursday Ski Trips to Berkshire East , 4 p.m., Boathouse

Weekly Thursday ski trip to Berkshire East. Meet at the Boathouse at 4pm. Lift tickets are $19, rentals are $19 and lessons are $15. We have some winter gear to lend out. Email outdoors@smith.edu if you have any questions.

Sign Up for S'mores and Spooky Stories , Saturday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., MacLeish Field Station

A fun marshmallow roasting and spooky story telling time at the MacLeish Field Station. S'mores supplies and stories will be provided. Vans will leave from the Chapin loading dock at 7pm. Reserve a spot at: tinyurl.com/macleishvans

Smith 2 Do: Terrariums , Friday, Feb. 8, 9 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Make a cool terrarium to put up in your dorm room. Early birds get a variety of choices, so come while supplies last.

Learning to Lead Through Outdoor Adventures

The timer went off, and the eight students gathered at Smith's MacLeish Field Station took up the challenge posed by a classmate: “Tie a knot that your neighbor will not be able to untie.” The next two minutes were marked by laughter, and the frantic sound of hands in motion, as a series of creative knots were tied—and retied. The exercise, led by Lynn Albright ’19, was among the final projects presented by students in the interterm Outdoor Adventure Leadership course.


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Community Service Fair , Wednesday, Feb. 6, 4 p.m., Campus Center 102

Come by the Community Service Office (CSO) on Wednesday, February 6, from 4:00-5:15p.m. for a meet-and-greet with local non-profit organizations looking for dedicated and enthusiastic student volunteers! Volunteer positions cover a range of interests and time commitments – the CSO can help you find the perfect fit. The fair will be held in the Campus Center, rooms 102, 103, and 104. Pizza and other tasty treats will be provided, including gluten-free options! If you have any questions call the CSO at ext. 3060 or email cso@smith.edu.

National Girls & Women in Sports Day; Smith to Offer Clinic for Girls , Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m.-noon, ITT

National Girls and Women in Sports Day is a day to recognize, celebrate and encourage girls and women in sport. Smith wants to do its part to promote girls in sport so we are offering this day of sports clinics to local 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade girls.Registration and sports clinics will take place in the ITT as well as Ainsworth, Scott Gym, Climbing Wall, and studio. The clinics provide an opportunity for girls to experience several different sporting activities. Registration is free. Pre-register online by visiting https://goo.gl/sm2zBU

Register Now for 'Exercise at Your Desk' and 'Add More Movement to Your Day' , Wednesday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m., Campus Center 205

We have all heard about the dangers of being sedentary. However, many of us are challenged by our commutes, job requirements and travel schedules. How can we build more movement into our daily routines while still doing everything we need to do? In this interactive session, we will examine potential roadblocks and pitfalls we may all experience when it comes to exercising. We will also review exercises we can do anytime, even when we can’t get away from our desks, and develop a realistic outlook and action plan. Presented by e4Health EAP. Register by visiting https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development

'Again and Again: The History and Politics of Antisemitism,' Kahn Lecture by Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth , Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, will speak in conjunction with the Kahn Institute short-term project "Antisemitism." The rise of antisemitism throughout the world has sparked renewed debates among historians about the history and nature of antisemitism. How should we, as scholars, evaluate antisemitic attacks, both physical and verbal? Does antisemitism constitute a two thousand year history or should each episode be analyzed as an independent expression of contemporary politics or social unrest? This lecture will focus on how scholars might undertake an analysis of antisemitism. Open to all. http://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute

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.

ACHOO! It's Cold and Flu Season; Book Your Flu Shot Now , Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

It's cold and flu season. It's not too late to get a flu shot. Call us to book an appointment for your FREE flu shot 413-585-2250. Learn more tips on how to stay healthy by visiting https://www.smith.edu/student-life/health/news/cold-flu-season

Volunteer Lunch Orientation for Homework House After-School Program , Thursday, Feb. 7, Noon-1 p.m., Wright 013 (lower level)

Dynamic after-school program providing free after-school academic support to kids at-risk needs tutors Monday to Friday 3:00-5:45 PM. Focus on homework support and enhancing reading and math skills. Help build positive relationship to support the kids efforts towards academic success. Volunteer and America Reads work-study positions available. For more details contact Loida Pan at lpan@smith.edu.

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

4–7 PM Hands on! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view. Bubble Wrap my Heart: Reuse packing materials to print a message of love for a friend, family member or our Earth after visiting the exhibition Plastic Entanglements! 6 PM Open Eyes: Guided conversation exploring a different art object each month. Museum shop open + complimentary light refreshments.

Lecture/Performance: 'Stories from the Book of Life' , Wednesday, Feb. 6, 5 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Melanie Scholtz, multi-award-winning jazz singer and composer, will present a unique lecture and performance, "Stories From the Book of Life, sharing the lessons she learned from the "incredible musical giants who offer their shoulders so graciously to stand upon." She will speak about South Africa, its past and the music that fought for its emancipation and inspired generations. She has performed all over the world including South Africa, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany France, Italy Norway, Sweden and the United States.

Support Group for Survivors of Dating/Sexual Violence , Tuesdays, Beginning Feb. 5, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

A space to give and receive support from others who understand. The group will meet Tuesdays from 4:15 to 5:30 throughout Spring Semester. Facilitated by Michelle Marchese, LICSW and Beth Lowry, MSW intern.

Wholeness Calligraphy , Wednesday, Feb. 6, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 205

Students will discover their inner artist as they write in beautiful manuscript while also learning words and phrases in another language. All levels are welcome.

Alcohol Awareness Workshops With Drunk Goggles, Beginning , Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1-2:30 p.m., Campus Center 003

Campus Police will be available for an alcohol awareness workshop to help educate in safe alcohol consumption, and talk about how it affects balance and coordination in completing simple task. The dates for the workshop will be; February 5th, 12th, 20th from 1-2:30 in CC 003. February 15th 1-2:30 CC 102 Meeting Rm.

Buy Tickets Now for Softball 'Home Run Lunch' , Friday, March 1, Noon, Campus Center Carroll Room

The Smith softball team will be hosting a Home Run Lunch for faculty and staff on Friday, March 1 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Carroll Room of the Campus Center. Lunch includes a chili and baked potato buffet, and there will be gift baskets for sale. Tickets are available for $20 or a table of eight can be purchased for $150. All proceeds will directly support the softball program and their spring competition trip to Florida. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact a student-athlete on the team or head coach Emily Lopez at elopez@smith.edu.

Livestream: Meet the New Nutritionist , Wednesday, Feb. 6, 9:30 a.m.

Wellness Services will be going live on Facebook and Instagramo introduce their new nutritionist to Smithies. Tune in as Cara answers nutrition questions from students in real time.

'Feeding the Whole You' Livestream , Wednesday, Feb. 6, 5:30 p.m.

Wellness Services' Feeding the Whole You program is a popular event, but only so many students can participate each year. For that reason, Wellness has livestreams of the event on its Instagram and Facebook (@wellnessatsmith). The next livestream will be this Wednesday, starting at 5:30 PM. Students can view livestreams on Instagram 24 hours after they are recorded and on Facebook at any time. Happy cooking!

‘The Desert Makers’ and Proto-Environmental Discourse in Brazil , Tuesday, Feb. 26, 4:30 p.m., CEEDS, Wright

Dr. Rex Neilson, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Brigham Young University, will discuss the development of Brazilian environmental discourse in relation to national anxieties about water resources. As heated discussions over water rights, dams, and desertification remain at the forefront of public environmental discourse in Brazil, Euclides da Cunha’s 1901 essay, “The Desert Makers,” explores the causes of drought while simultaneously critiquing Brazil’s neocolonial aspirations at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Interfaith Lunch , Tuesday, Feb. 5, 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 with a vegetarian option (gluten-free and vegan options also available with advance requests.) All are welcome.

'Together for Smith' Giving Challenge

Beginning this month, in honor of Rally Day on Feb. 20, Smith is launching a community-wide participation initiative to increase engagement in college activities, events and philanthropy. The initiative, Together for Smith, kicked off on Feb. 1 with a monthlong challenge to secure 2,019 gifts to The Smith Fund in honor of the class of 2019. The Board of Trustees has pledged a collective gift of $325,000 for student scholarship support if the participation goal is met by Feb. 28.


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'Akim Volynsky’s Journey to Ballet’s Magic Kingdom' Lecture by Stanley Rabinowitz , Friday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage

Russian literature professor Stanley Rabinowitz will discuss ballet from 1911 to 1925 through the writings of Petersburg’s pre-eminent dance critic, Akim Volynsky (1861-1926). Rabinowitz’s first book, Akim Volynsky: Ballet’s Magic Kingdom (Yale University Press, 2008) and a second volume, And Then Came Dance: Akim Volynsky and the Women Who Opened the Door to Ballet’s Magic Kingdom (to be published in July by Oxford University Press) will provide the basis for discussion.

Register Now for 'Understanding Russia: Perspectives on Politics and Culture Conference' , Friday-Sunday, Feb. 15-17

With US-Russia relations having reached a post-Cold War low, and with sustained attention to Russia in the Western media, it is more critical than ever to advance knowledge about this country’s complex past and its present challenges. “Understanding Russia” explores Russia’s politics and culture, in both contemporary and historical contexts, and seeks to foster balanced discussion of its place in the global community. Bringing together a wide range of scholars and public intellectuals, the conference will facilitate an ongoing dialogue on Russia in the college community and celebrate the vitality of Russia’s culture. For the full schedule and to register (deadline February 1), visit https://www.smithcollegeunderstandingrussia.com/

Film Screening: 'Smile Upon Us, Lord' , Sunday, Feb. 17, Noon, Graham Hall, Hillyer

Rimas Tuminas' adaptation of two novels by fellow Lithuanian, Grigory Kanovich, is a dreamy, ruminative, comedic road trip, centering around the parlous fortunes of Eastern European Jews at the start of the 20th century. A period piece that carries a modern conscious, Smile Upon Us, is a Becket-like "Waiting for Jehovah" that has garnered rave reviews during its recent runs in both London and New York, and promises to be just as memorable on the big screen. Featuring three towering figures from the Russian stage, Viktor Sukhorukov, Aleksei Guskov and Vladimir Simonov. Please see conference website for details https://www.smithcollegeunderstandingrussia.com/

Sign Up for Museum Volunteer Program; Orientations , February 3 and 15

Have an interest in community engagement, museums, and/or art? Sign up to support public and student programs throughout the year by staffing the events and assisting behind the scenes at Smith College Museum of Art. Engage family audiences in making art and having fun in the Museum. Help connect fellow students to SCMA. Help out at programs like Free Community Day, Second Fridays, Night at Your Museum, and more! Mandatory volunteer orientations will be offered Sunday, Feb. 3, 1-2:30 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 15, 4-5:30 p.m. Sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MVPatSCMA *Bilingual speakers are encouraged to apply*

Museum Grants for Student Programs: Apply by February 4 for Up to $1,500

The Smith College Museum of Art is now accepting applications for Museum Grants for Student Programs. All individuals, student orgs, or houses may apply for up to $1,500 in funding to support student-initiated programs with the museum. For more information, visit http://smith.edu/artmuseum/Education/Just-for-Students/Museum-Grants-for-Student-Programs

New Prescription Benefit Manager - OptumRx

Now that we're in the new year, all Harvard Pilgrim members must present their new Harvard Pilgrim Membership Cards to their pharmacists prior to filling their prescriptions. Harvard Pilgrim cards showing OptumRx on the front were mailed to members' homes in mid-December. If you have not received your cards, please call Harvard Pilgrim at (888) 333-4742. If you present your new Harvard Pilgrim card to the pharmacist, and OptumRx denies your prescription, please follow up with OptumRx at 888-374-8127.

About 'Health Holds'

Do you have a Health Hold on your account? This means we seem to be missing your updated immunization record or tuberculosis screening. We adjust holds throughout the academic year until your file is complete to minimize inconvenience. Check your file in the confidential patient portal to see what may be missing. Call us with questions: 413-585-2250. We're happy to clear up any confusion and eager to tie up loose ends.

Patient Portal: Your Gateway to Required Immunizations and Greater Health and Wellness

Did you know our confidential patient portal is your gateway to help? Access your immunization records and resources like medical records request forms, and helpful handouts. You can even book some types of appointments and correspond with us. We typically respond to portal messages within 3 business days. If you have an URGENT need--CALL US at 413-585-2250. For anything pressing, such as an urgent appointment or advice when you are sick, call us. Our nurses and staff are happy to help.

About Obtaining Health Records: Medical Release and Request Forms , Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

Do you need to send proof of immunizations to another institution or facility as part of an application to study, or for an internship, employment, or volunteer opportunity? SIMPLE! Just visit our website at https://www.smith.edu/student-life/health-wellness and either login to the Patient Portal to access the information at your leisure, or complete a medical release form (see Medical Forms) and send it back to us. We typically complete release requests within 7 business days. If you want health information sent to us: complete a Medical Records Request Form (see Sharing Medical Information).

Sign Up for Innovation Challenge Project 'What I Thought I Saw - Smith College' , January 21-May 3, 2019

WITIS, a national project http://whatithoughtisaw.org, fights implicit bias as participants view an exhibit of intriguing portraits, hear a brief implicit bias talk, then return to the portraits where each person's story is revealed. Reading each story is a private journey, seeing one’s own biases in what they thought they saw in the portrait alone. Our Smith version needs volunteers of every age and identity from the Smith community to be photographed and interviewed this spring for a chance to be in the final exhibit, opening fall 2019. Interested? Contact Louie Bierwert lbierwer@smith.edu to sign up.

Study Abroad Student Welcome Back , Friday, Feb. 1, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

The study abroad welcome back is a time for informal discussions about your time abroad, reunions with friends and peers that you haven't seen in a while, and conversations with the Office for International Study. You will be able to share your experiences, hear from others, and learn about opportunities to reconnect, engage and apply what you learned abroad to your life back on campus! Lunch will be provided.

Campus School Admission Parent Visit Day , Tuesday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Campus School of Smith College invites prospective K-6 parents to see the school in action on Thursday, January 24 or Tuesday, February 5 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Register online at https://campus-school.smith.edu/visit-us or call 413-585-3270. Priority deadline for admission is March 1.

'Empowered Voices' Open House , Thursday, Jan. 31, 4:30-6 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Empowered Voices Program Open House (dinner provided).  Come learn about Empowered Voices - for writers and thinkers who identify as having disabilities and who are interested in a shared space for telling personal stories, inclusive of intersectional perspectives.  Regular group meetings throughout the semester will be held Thursday 4:30 - 6 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Narratives Project and ODS. Questions? email Janelle Olsen at jolsen@smith.edu

Register Now for 'Getting to Yes: Using Negotiation Skills to Resolve Conflict' , Monday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-noon, Campus Center 204

Learnings from the world of negotiation can be used to develop skills that help us work through differences with colleagues, family and friends. Successful negotiations are ones in which all parties feel they have gained something valuable. It is possible to communicate in a way that maximizes the possibilities of mutual agreement. Learn and practice several different negotiation skills that are applicable to any situation, both professional and personal. Presented by Ombudsperson Michael Stephens. Register by visiting https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development

Sophomores and Juniors: Apply Now for Kahn Institute Paid Fellowships; Info Sessions , Mondays, Feb. 4 and 11, 5-6 p.m., Kahn Institute, 21 Henshaw Ave

Sophomore and juniors: Apply now for paid research fellowships in one of the two year-long Kahn Institute projects in 2019-2020: "Fear," organized by James Lowenthal (Astronomy) and Kevin Rozario (American Studies); and "TranslationS," organized by Nalini Bhushan (Philosophy) and Janie Vanpee (French Studies). Apply by February 15 online https://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute/fellowships_students_apply.php. All are invited to attend Information Sessions for these projects Monday, Feb. 4, for "TranslationS"; and Monday, Feb. 11, for "Fear." Please email the Kahn Institute at kahninstitute@smith.edu with any questions.

Walk and Talk Group for Social Anxiety , February 15-April 12, 3 p.m., Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

Smith Counseling Services invite students to join a facilitator and walk for one hour each week to converse with one another with the goal of overcoming social anxiety in a supportive group environment.

Outdoor Adventure Program Upcoming Events , January 31 and February 2

Weekly Ski Trip to Berkshire East: Thursday, Jan. 31. No registration necessary just meet at Boathouse at 4 p.m., we will return at 10 p.m. Lift tickets are $19 and rentals are $19, lessons are available too. Snowshoe Trip: Saturday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Gear is available at boathouse free of charge. Email outdoors@smith.edu to register.

Basketball: Smith College vs. Mt. Holyoke College , Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m., Ainsworth Gym

Come support the Pioneers as they take on Mt. Holyoke at home.

Motivation Station , Daily Through February 2, Nolen Art Lounge, Campus Center

Come relax and get ready for the spring semester with a bullet journal, calendar, card- making and more. Open all day every day through February 2.

Free Skate at Interskate 91 , Thursday, Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m., Bus Pick-Up in Front of Campus Center

Grab your friends and throw it back to younger years with a night of roller skating. First 45 students will get free transportation. The bus meets outside Campus Center at 6:30 pm first come first-serve. Students may also use the PVTA. Students must present One Card.

Free Popcorn , Friday, Feb. 1, Noon, Campus Center 106

Grab some free popcorn.

Register Now for Snowshoe Trip , Saturday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m., Boathouse

Register by emailing outdoors@smith.edu

Ongoing Emotion Management Skills Training Group , Tuesdays, Beginning Feb. 5, 4:30 p.m., Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

Join a rousing discussion and skills training group every Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., upstairs in the Schacht Center Lounge. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy teaches us how to manage our most troublesome emotional impulses. These skills help to focus on goals, build communication strategies, and improve confidence.

Get a Credit to Crew a Theatre Production

Register for Theatre 200, and you can get a credit for working backstage on a play this semester - or several other positions including box office, lighting electrician, costume shop crew, set painting, props, light and sound board operator, dresser, stage crew, etc. This semester we'll present two mainstage productions (The Moors and As You Like It) and a studio production (The Universal Language). If you are interested by email Nikki Beck (ncbeck@smith.edu).

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

Join Jess Bacal and Matilda Cantwell to build community and nourish habits of reflection and self-love over a delicious vegetarian lunch! This week's host: Rachel Simmons, Director of Lewis Leadership Program at Smith College. Rachel's topic: What is Self-Compassion and how can you use it to become braver, happier, and more effective? Drop-in, no registration required.

Landscape Studies Lecture: 'Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City' , Monday, Feb. 4, 2:40 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Eric Sanderson, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, N.Y., will present "Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City." His talk is part of the Spring 2019 Landscape Studies Lecture Series, which is free and open to the public. For the full schedule, visit https://goo.gl/hkrJAL

BSA and SEC Present Bree Newsome , Saturday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

As part of the upcoming conference "Art and Tech Through the Black Eye," BSA and SEC are hosting Bree Newsome. an artist who drew national attention in 2015 when she climbed the flagpole in front of the South Carolina Capitol building and lowered the confederate battle flag. Bree’s act of defiance against a symbol of hate has been memorialized in photographs and artwork and is now a symbol of courage, resistance, and the empowerment of women. Bree will be speaking for 40 minutes, and a Q&A will follow.

Overview Training for America Reads Tutors , Sunday, Feb. 3, 2 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Students interested in becoming America Reads Tutors and those tutors who have not yet attended an Overview Training may register for this session offered at Smith College in Campus Center 103/104 on Sunday, February 3 from 2-3 PM. Tutors employed at a local school or agency will be paid for their attendance. To register, visit https://www.fivecolleges.edu/americareads/training/overview_training

Online Add and Special Studies Deadlines

The deadline to add a course online through BannerWeb was Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 11:59 p.m. Special studies forms were also due on January 30 by end of the day, 4:30 p.m. in the Registrar's Office. Courses can continue to be added with a waiver form through Wednesday, Feb. 6. Courses can be dropped through BannerWeb until 11:59 p.m. on February 6. For all dates and deadlines please see our website: https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/registrar/dates-deadlines

Weekly Monday Meditation , Feb. 4, 5 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend weekly mindful meditation in the tradition initiated by Zen priest Ruth Ozeki (led by Naomi Miller and Mary Beth Brooker during Ruth's absence on sabbatical in the spring semester.) A simple relaxed silent practice of sitting and walking meditation, using chairs or floor cushions. Initial meditation instruction will be offered. All levels are welcome, with time for questions.

Soup, Salad and Soul , Friday, Feb. 1, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

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

Smith Jewish Community Shabbat , Friday, Feb. 1, 5:30 p.m., Kosher Kitchen, Jordan House

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

A Beethoven Cycle: The Complete Piano Sonatas with Jiayan Sun , Thursday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Jiayan Sun, Iva Dee Hiatt Visiting Artist in Piano & Lecturer in Music, continues his yearlong exploration of Beethoven's masterworks with Recital V: Sonatas 16–18 & 21, the "Waldstein." Free and open to all.

Catholic Club Sunday Mass , Sunday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m., Campus Center 205

The Smith College Catholic Club hosts biweekly on-campus Masses at 7 p.m. in CC205. Email catholicclub@smith.edu for more information about the club, Masses, and other events.

Draper Application Assistance , Thursday, Jan. 31, Noon, Campus Center 103/4

Are you preparing for Draper? Are you looking for fresh eyes to review your application? Come to the Draper Workshops to gain an edge to your Draper Application! Students will learn how to turn the content of their Business Model Canvas into a compelling narrative for investors. Lunch provided.

UPDATE: Seeking Participants for Exec Ed Finance Simulation , Monday, Feb. 4, 1:50-4 p.m., Oak Room, Conference Center

Want to learn more about finance and/or help Exec Ed test a Finance Simulation on Monday? Participants will be placed in teams to play a fun corporate finance game (all levels of finance knowledge are appreciated). The simulation will run for 90 minutes and we will debrief for about 30 minutes afterward. Contact Susan (sbauhan@smith.edu) to register. NOTE LOCATION CHANGE TO OAK ROOM, CONFERENCE CENTER

College Announces New Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Initiatives

As part of ongoing initiatives to strengthen its commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity, the college has announced a number of steps it is taking to reduce the likelihood of bias-related incidents. The initiatives, particularly those relating to campus policing, were informed by recommendations of the ACLU, which now hopes to share Smith’s new policies with other campuses.


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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.

'How to Quit Overthinking' Free Lunch Workshop , Thursday, Jan. 31, Noon, Campus Center 205

Do you find yourself dwelling excessively on negative thoughts about your relationships, mistakes, or future? You might be overthinking, a behavior strongly linked to depression and anxiety, and which is known to plague young women in particular. Join Rachel Simmons from the Wurtele Center for Leadership for a free lunch workshop as we relaunch the internationally recognized Failing Well program. Learn a range of skills to manage rumination and cear your mind! Faculty and staff are welcome.

Staff Council Annual Soup & Spuds Luncheon , Wednesday, Jan. 30, 11:30 a.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Back by popular demand, brought to you by the Staff & Faculty Councils. Come enjoy lunch with co-workers from across campus as we kick off the spring semester. The two winning cookies from the Staff Council Cookie Contest will the featured dessert.

Recent Graduate Trustee Applications Due Feb 1

Applications for the Recent Graduate Trustee position on the Board of Trustees are due Friday, February 1 at midnight. 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. https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/trustees/recent-graduate-trustees

Screening/Discussion 'Adios Amor' with Director/Producer Laurie Coyle; Light Reception to Follow , Tuesday, Jan. 29, Graham Auditorium, Hillyer

In ADIOS AMOR, the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot—Maria Moreno, a migrant mother driven to speak out by her twelve children’s hunger. Years before Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta launched the United Farm Workers, Maria picked up the only weapon she had—her voice—and became an outspoken leader in an era when women were relegated to the background. The first farm worker woman in the U.S. to be hired as a union organizer, Maria’s story was silenced and her legacy buried—until now. Free and open to the public. Screening and discussion at 5 p.m. Light dinner reception follows in Museum Atrium at 6:30 p.m.

Join Weight Watchers Any , Tuesday Through March 12, Noon, Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Weight Watchers is a leading, global provider of weight management services committed to providing a comprehensive approach to weight loss based on the latest scientific thinking. They can help with: learning to eat more healthfully; increasing physical activity; learning to create and live in a supportive environment conducive to achieving a healthy weight and managing the challenges involved in changing behaviors. Participants may join at any time. Register by visiting https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development

Auditions for AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare , Sunday-Monday, Jan. 27-28, 7-10 p.m., Acting Studio 1

Directed by Daniel Elihu Kramer A girl named Rosalind is in love with a boy named Orlando, which is convenient because they’ve been banished to the same forest. Sunday, January 27, 7:00-10:00 PM, Acting Studio 1 Monday, January 28, 7:00-10:00 PM, Acting Studio 1 Call backs on Tuesday, January 29, 7-10 Sides will be provided from the script. Musicians and singers welcome! No preparation or appointment necessary. more info https://www.facebook.com/events/237917663631536/ Email ncbeck@smith.edu with questions.

America Reads Tutoring Positions

Students with Federal Work-Study are eligible for America Reads Tutoring positions in local schools and agencies. These jobs pay $12.50 per hour and allow students to improve the literacy of children throughout the Pioneer Valley. Please consult JobX for currently listed tutoring positions and contact the site supervisor directly to apply.

Scheduling Space for Events on Commencement/Reunion Weekends.

As has been done in past years, during commencement and reunion weekends, priority consideration is given to commencement/reunion events. All requests are subject to approval by the Events Management Office and the Office of Alumnae Relations. Due to the volume of events taking place on these weekends, very few unrelated events will be scheduled. Space requests for academic department/program commencement receptions must be submitted on the form that was emailed to all departments and programs last week. If you did not receive the form, please contact Kathy San Antonio (ksananto@smith.edu).

Sports Committee for Inclusion and Diversity: The Voices and Faces Project - Kimani Freeman '20

An interview with Kimani Freeman '20 of Smith Volleyball on her experience as an athlete at Smith College. https://spark.adobe.com/page/LzcbWctPh2VKB/

Bridge-ing Abroad Info Session , Tuesday, Jan. 29, 5:30 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Students of color (particularly first years and sophomores) are invited to attend this study abroad information session. The Bridge-ing Abroad Ambassadors (students who have studied abroad) will be talking about their experiences, sharing advice, and answering questions from the audience. Dinner will be provided for the first 30 students

Interfaith Lunch , Tuesday, Jan. 29, 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 with a vegetarian option (gluten-free and vegan options also available with advance requests.) All are welcome.

Muslim Prayer Workshop , Friday-Saturday, Feb. 1-2, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

A two-day Beginner's Muslim Prayer Workshop will be held with prayer teacher Hebatuallah Saleh this semester. The workshop will be held on Friday, Feb. 1, 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 2 4-6 p.m. This is an accelerated workshop which will cover the essence of prayer in Islam, Wudu, and the steps of prayer. It is designed to assist you to successfully complete the Muslim daily prayers. Please email kalston@smith.edu if you would like to register. All are welcome.

Cocoa and Time Management , Wednesday, Jan. 30, 4:15 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Get organized for the semester and reduce stress ahead of time. Students will learn how to manage their time early with assistance from Wellness CHOs while sipping cocoa.

'Toasted' Food Truck , Tuesday, Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m., Chapin Lawn

Come grab a sweet sandwich.

Zumba , Tuesday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Shake it up with some Zumba.

Botanic Garden Tour , Wednesday, Jan. 30, 5 p.m.

Get a tour of the Botanic Garden. No sign-up required.

Game Night , Wednesday, Jan. 30, 9 p.m., Campus Center TV Lounge

Come with your friends and enjoy all sorts of games.

'Feeding the Whole You' Livestream , Wednesday, Jan. 30, 6 p.m.

Wellness Services' Feeding the Whole You program is a popular event, but only so many students can participate each year. For that reason, Wellness has livestreams of the event on its Instagram and Facebook (@wellnessatsmith). The first livestream is this Wednesday, starting at 6:00 PM. Students can view livestreams on Instagram 24 hours after they are recorded and on Facebook at any time. Happy cooking!

Lynda.com to Upgrade to LinkedIn Learning , Tuesday, Jan. 29

The Lynda.com website may be unavailable for some portion of Tuesday, January 29, while they perform system upgrades. All Smith students, faculty and staff have access to the 9,000+ courses on the Lynda.com learning platform, the Lynda.com link on the Smith Portal (portal.smith.edu) will redirect you to LinkedIn Learning. Check out the new interface and features at https://www.smith.edu/tara/training.html.

Duo Enrollment Support , Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan. 29 & 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Campus Center 102

ITS staff will be available to assist community members in setting up Duo Two-factor authentication. As of Thursday, Jan. 31, students must have completed their Duo enrollment in order to access Smith on-line systems.

'Art and Tech Through the Black Eye'

Bree Newsome—the artist and activist who drew national attention in 2015 when she climbed a flagpole in front of the South Carolina Capitol building to remove a Confederate flag—will keynote this weekend's Black Students' Alliance conference. Focusing on "Art and Tech Through the Black Eye," the event features networking sessions and an innovation symposium, where amateurs and professionals can present artworks and projects. Registration information and other details are available online.


01/24/2019 Digest


ATTENTION: Beginning Jan. 31, Duo Required for Student Access to Moodle, Portal, Smith Mail

Students will be required to have Duo Two-factor Authentication (2FA) for access to Smith Mail, Moodle and Portal as of January 31, 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 https://www.smith.edu/tara/security/duo_new.html.

Register Now for Free 'Walk & Box' Classes - Begins , Monday, Jan. 28, Noon, ITT

Walking and boxing are both wonderful ways to connect with your breathing, alleviate stress, and gain strength. In this class you'll combine self–paced speed walks with individually structured, challenging but safe upper–body training. You'll also involve your core and the lower body to balance and stabilize your stance. Equipment needed: sneaker and fabric speed–bag boxing glove wraps or traditional fabric boxing wraps. You can attend one session, or all; attend when you can. Presented by Certified Exercise Coach Judy Messer. Mondays, starting January 28 through April 29, noon–1 p.m.

Open House and Family Concert , Sunday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m.-noon, Fort Hill Center for Early Childhood Education

Come for our Open House from 10-11 and stay for a family concert from 11-12 with our music teacher, Nick Deysher, and his band, In the Nick of Time. Learn more about the infant, toddler and preschool programs offered by Center for Early Childhood Education, Fort Hill. Families can tour the center, visit classrooms, and meet teachers, staff and current parents. Benefited Smith employees are eligible for a tuition grant. Located at 28 Lyman Road in Northampton. For more information visit http://www.smith.edu/forthill

JostenLive! 'Imagining Beethoven in Music and Words' , Friday, Jan. 25, 5 p.m., Josten Library, Mendenhall

Jiayan Sun, Iva Dee Hyatt Visiting Artist, plays selected movements from Beethoven’s piano sonatas, and Smith student pianists read passages from Beethoven and his contemporaries. Accompanying Mr. Sun's performances of Beethoven's complete piano sonatas in chronological order this year, this intimate salon performance will give listeners a chance to interact with the performers. JostenLive! is a patron-driven performance series celebrating the creative lives of library users and the brilliance of its Mezzanine. Brief, free, and open to all.

'Sex-Specific Changes in Human Skeletal Muscle Function with Age and Exercise' , Monday, Jan. 28, 4:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Mark Miller, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst will present this talk which is part of the Spring 2019 Mary Elizabeth Dickason King M.D. Annual Lecture Series in the Life Sciences in Memory of Professor Howard Parshley. Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be served at 4:15 pm.; talk to begin at 4:30 p.m. Visit http://www.smith.edu/biology/events.php for the full schedule.

IT Transformation Community Meeting , Friday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Workday is coming! Samantha Earp, VP for Information Technology/CIO, will share a sneak peek of the college's new ERP system scheduled to go live later in 2019. She'll also share an update on other IT strategic priorities, including the Smith Data Ecosystem Project.

Ms. Magazine Editor Presents 'Rise Up! Resisting Patriarchy in the Age of Trump' , Friday, Jan. 25, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

We’ve marched. We’ve rallied. We’ve voted. And we must keep on fighting to protect and advance our rights at this critical political moment. Katherine Spillar, executive editor of Ms. magazine and executive director of the Feminist Majority Foundation, will share lessons and strategies from the field to inform and inspire us as we move forward.

Mindful Mondays: Sit, Eat, and Talk with Us! , Monday, Jan. 28, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Join Matilda Cantwell and Jess Bacal for a delicious vegetarian lunch, community-building, and nourishing habits of reflection and self-love. This week's topic: "How do we live mindfully in college?" Workshop runs from 12:15 - 1:15 (All those with 1:00 classes will be welcome to leave at 12:50). No registration required, just show up! Co-sponsored by The Narratives Project and Center for Religious & Spiritual Life.

Updated: Muslim Prayer Lunch , Friday, Jan. 25, Noon, Chapel Sanctuary

Join the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life for dialogue, student-led communal prayer, a group activity or discussion and lunch on rotating Fridays in the Chapel sanctuary. All are welcome.

Soup, Salad and Soul , Friday, Jan. 25, 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.

Weekly Monday Meditation , Monday, Jan. 28, 5 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend weekly mindful meditation in the tradition initiated by Zen priest Ruth Ozeki (led by Naomi Miller and Mary Beth Brooker during Ruth's absence on sabbatical in the spring semester.) A simple relaxed silent practice of sitting and walking meditation, using chairs or floor cushions. Initial meditation instruction will be offered. All levels are welcome, with time for questions.

Expanding Possibilities: A Conversation with Smith's Dean of Admission

When Deanna Dixon ’88, Smith’s dean of admission, talks to prospective students and families about the college, she likes to describe Smith as “the institution of ‘Yes!’ because no matter what a student is interested in, there is support for that endeavor here.” A longtime member of the admission office, Dixon was named dean of admission following a national search last spring. Here’s what she had to say about the college’s admission initiatives.


01/22/2019 Digest


Parking Office Time Changes Beginning , Monday, Jan. 14

The parking office is changing hours temporarily to Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and closed noon-12:30 p.m. for lunch. The office will be closed on Tuesday and Thursdays. For any parking-related questions, email parking@smith.edu or call 413-538-2514. During office hours, call 413-585-2495.

Register Now for 'Interpersonal Communication' , Monday, Jan. 28, 1-3 p.m., Campus Center 205

Meet with Smith’s Ombudsperson, Michael Stephens, to explore some of the challenges he has found that employees face when communicating with their colleagues or supervisors. Learn skills and develop strategies for discovering what another person may want or need, and build stronger relationships by listening effectively and finding solutions that may meet both your needs and theirs. Practice these skills in workplace scenarios and improve your ability to engage staff in constructive conversations. No actual employee situations shared, but the two-hour workshop will review a variety of situations Stephens from his ombuds work at the college. To register, visit https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development

Join the Themed Year on Climate Change Planning Committee - Apply by , Monday, Jan. 28

A committee of motivated, action-oriented faculty, staff, and students will guide and execute central programming components of the ‘19/20 academic themed year on climate change, including the opening conference. We actively seek committee members from all disciplines and interests. To apply for committee membership and learn more about the role, please visit https://goo.gl/forms/6EHEJE0QQTEqujKl1 For more information on the Themed Year or for specific questions contact Rachael Wein, rwein@smith.edu.

Acupuncture Clinic Resumes , Friday, Jan. 25

Group acupuncture will be offered to students free of charge on Mondays and Fridays from 1-5 p.m at the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness on the second floor. Please allow approximately 45 minutes per visit and arrive 10 minutes early for your Initial Visit. We ask that students sign up for no more than 4 treatments total for the semester. Please note there is a 24 hour cancellation policy. Current students may sign up at https://www.timecenter.com/smithcollege-acupuncture. There is a Waitlist Feature available if you are unable to find an appointment slot. For more information, call 413-585-2250.

A Beethoven Cycle: Jiayan Sun Will Perform 35 Sonatas

“Beethoven wrote 35 piano sonatas," notes Jiayan Sun, Iva Dee Hiatt Visiting Artist in Piano,"and there are 35 residential houses at Smith College. What better place to offer the cycle than here?" Sun will perform the next in the series, Sonatas 16-18, on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 8 p.m. in Sage Hall.

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