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10/16/2017 Digest


Theatre Major , Thursday, Oct. 26, Noon, Green Room, Mendenhall

Pizza lunch provided.

'Graffiti Against Gender Inequality: Rio de Janeiro's Women Arts Collective, Graffiti and the Production of Social Space' , Monday, Oct. 30, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

"Graffiti Against Gender Inequality: Rio de Janeiro's Women Arts Collective, Graffiti and the Production of Social Space" hosted by Professor Jamie Worms (Latin American and Latino/a Studies) and Marguerite Itamar Harrison (Portuguese and Brazilian Studies). Part of the series "Making Place: Conversations on Class, Gender, Race and Social Space in Latin/x America." Sponsored by the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program.

Classics and Classical Studies Major and Minor , Wednesday, Oct. 25, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 102

Meet the members of the Department of Classical Languages and Literatures and hear from current Classics and Classical Studies majors. Lunch will be served.

Robert Gottlieb: 'Reversing Roles? China and the U.S. on the Environment' , Thursday, Oct. 26, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

Robert Gottlieb, Emeritus Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Founder and Former Director of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College, CA will speak on "Reversing Roles?: China and the U.S. on the Environment." The talk will compare environmental approaches on such issues as food, transportation and air quality in China and the U.S., and the role of governments, social movements, and popular protests to help us understand what has changed and why, particularly since the election of Donald Trump and the consolidation of power of China's President Xi Jingping.

Mathematics and Statistics Major and Minors , Thursday, Oct. 26, Noon, Math Forum, 3rd Fl, Burton

Learn about the options for majoring or minoring in mathematics and statistics. Lunch will be served.

Geosciences Major , Tuesday, Oct. 31, Noon-1 p.m., Sabin-Reed 103

Meet the faculty and learn about the courses and research opportunities. Lunch will be provided.

SEC Films Presents 'Spider-Man Homecoming' , Friday & Saturday, Oct. 20 & 21, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

What happens when Peter Parker returns home after working with the Avengers to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine -- distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.

Nyokabi Kamau: 'Violence and Women's Participation in Electoral Politics' , Thursday, Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Visiting Scholar Professor Nyokabi Kamau, the executive director, Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training (CPST) in Kenya, will present a lecture on the ways that gender-based violence complicates women's participation in electoral politics in Kenya. Hosted by the Department of Education and Child Study and the African Studies Program. Event is co-sponsored by the Lecture Committee, Visiting Scholars Program, Jandon Center for Community Engagement, Study of Women and Gender, Lewis Global Studies Center and the Design Thinking Initiative.

Understanding Your After-Hours Health Care Options

Harvard Pilgrim members have several options for seeking care when their primary care doctor is not available. Find out when to consider each option, how the cost of each type of care compares, and where these services are available locally. For details, visit HR's News & Policy Updates https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr

'Proximity Proteomics Reveals the Human Cytoplasmic Dynein Interactome' , Monday, Oct. 23, 4:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

William Bret Redwine, Postdoctoral Fellow, Reck-Peterson Lab, University of California-San Diego, will present this talk which is part of the Fall 2017 Mary Elizabeth Dickason King M.D. Annual Lecture Series in the Life Sciences in Memory of Professor Howard Parshley. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served at 4:15 p.m.; talk to begin at 4:30 p.m. For full lecture schedule, visit http://www.smith.edu/biology/events.php

IDP136: Applied Learning Strategies , Starts Thursday, Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m., Jacobson Center, Seelye 307

This six-week course teaches students to extend and refine their academic capacities to become autonomous learners. Course content includes research on motivation, learning styles, memory and retrieval, as well as application of goal setting, time management and study skills. Students who take this course will be better prepared to handle coursework, commit to a major, and take responsibility for their own learning. Course is limited to 15 students. Offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:50 a.m. Instructor: Kelly Vogel (kvogel@smith.edu) Course sponsored by The Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning.

Next Academic Success Workshop: 'Effective Notetaking' , Tuesday, Oct. 17, Noon, Jacobson Center, Seelye 307

These informal workshops are held on Tuesdays during lunch in Seelye 313, just across from the Jacobson Center. No pre-registration required -- just bring a grab-and-go lunch. Put these dates in your calendar for future workshops: Nov. 7, Focus and Distraction; Nov. 28, Test preparation and Test-taking; and Dec. 5, Maintaining Motivation. To work individually on any of these issues, you may make an appointment with our Learning Specialist, Kelly Vogel, at kvogel@smith.edu

Study Abroad in Florence, Italy , Thursday, Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m., Hatfield 105

This is a full-language immersion program with one-year and one-semester options available. Students live with Italian families, take classes at the Smith Center in many different areas of study: language and culture, art history, sustainable food, immigration, history of fashion. Students choose one or two classes at the University of Florence in many departments, including science/math/social sciences. There are volunteer opportunities. A credit-bearing internship in the Pistoia pre-school system is one of the many highlights. Pizza and beverages will be served.

Italian Studies Major and Minor , Thursday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m., Hatfield 105

Meet the Italian Studies faculty and learn about the major and minor in Italian Studies. Pizza and beverages will be available at the beginning of the session.

Buddhist Studies: Khen Rinpoche on 'Emptiness' , Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Khen Rinpoche is the Abbot of Tashilhunpo Monastery and also leads Green Tara meditation sessions at Smith on October 17-19, 23-25. Sponsored by the Smith College Religion Department and the Ada Howe Kent fund.

Smith Grant Recipients: Your Story Wanted

Your scholarship is made possible in part by gifts from alumnae and friends of the college. If you've received a Smith grant, share your story through the Scholarship Information Form, found at: https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/giving/donor-relations Please feel free to contact us at DonorRelations@smith.edu for any additional information.

Textbook Adoption Request for Interterm and Spring Term 2018

With the deadline fast approaching, we are still in need of quite a few textbook adoptions for Interterm and Spring term 2018. Having adoptions in early allows us to source the most affordable books for your students. In a previous e-mail, I had mentioned an online adoption tool and a form that can be filled out. Both of these options work, as well as being able to email me your orders directly at semcdonald@smith.edu. Any questions contact Shari at the Grecourt Bookshop at 413-585-4140.

'From Massacre to Civil Death: 80 Years of Anti-Haitianism & Human Rights Activism in DR' , Tuesday, Oct. 24, 4:30-6 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

This event commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Perejíl Massacre in the DR. This panel, moderated by Ginetta E.B. Candelario, features Edward Paulino, Prof. of History at John Jay Community College in NYC and author of "Dividing Hispaniola: The Dominican Republic's Border Campaign Against Haiti, 1930-1961"; Attorney and activist Altagracia Jean Joseph, Executive Director of Jacques Viaux Human Rights Network, Santo Domingo, DR; and Smith College Digital Scholarship Librarian Miriam Neptune's documentary film short "Birthright Crisis." Prof. Paulino's book will be available for sale/signing.

Spanish and Portuguese Majors and Minors , Monday, Oct. 23, Noon, Hatfield 106

Meet faculty from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and learn about our majors and minors. Pizza and beverages will be served.

Conway Center Sponsors the House Sustainability Challenge: Submit Proposals by , Monday, Dec. 4, Midnight

The House Sustainability Challenge invites Smith College houses to develop programs that promote scalable, sustainable practices that can be adopted or implemented by houses campus-wide. Proposals to be developed by teams of two to five students. A house can have multiple teams or work with another house to create a team. If two house join forces, the team member limit still remains. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 4. Please refer to to Conway's webpage for more info :https://www.smith.edu/academics/conway-center/opportunities

Smith in Paris Information Session , Tuesday, Oct. 24, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Learn about what the Smith in Paris Study Abroad Program has to offer, including the Sciences à Paris program and studies at Parisian universities such as the Sorbonne, the Université Paris Diderot, the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture, the Institut d’Études Politiques, and meet with former and incoming directors Mehammed Mack, Ibtissam Bouachrine, Martine Gantrel, and Christophe Golé.

Women & Gender Studies Study Abroad Information Session , Thursday, Oct. 26, 4 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Learn about study abroad opportunities for students majoring in Women & Gender Studies.

Apply to be a Food Recovery Network Board Member

The Food Recovery Network is seeking students to be a part of the FRN leadership. Students who are passionate about food waste diversion efforts, food (in)security and/or simply wanting to learn more about these topics and local initiatives related to food and the environment are encouraged to apply. Please email foodrecovery@smith.edu to indicate interest and learn the available positions.

Volunteer With the Food Recovery Network This Weekend , Oct. 20, 21, or 22

The Food Recovery Network is in need of volunteers for the three recovery events happening this weekend. The times are Friday Oct. 20, at 7 p.m.; Saturday Oct. 21, at 1:30 p.m.; and Sunday Oct. 22, at 3:50 p.m. RSVP to foodrecovery@smith.edu and receive more information about the recovery locations. All are welcome to volunteer and first time volunteers are encouraged to attend.


10/12/2017 Digest


'Where Did Trump Come From? Reproductive Politics, Whiteness and Neoliberalism' , Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Laura Briggs, professor of women, gender, sexuality studies, UMass/Amherst. For many inside and outside the United States, the election of Donald J. Trump seemed to come out of nowhere—what happened to the nice folks that elected Barack Obama? This talk argues the opposite: Trump is not exceptional, but the normal face of the Republican Party over the past 40 years (albeit slightly more blunt). It explores the ways that both white supremacy and neoliberalism have been enacted through attacks on the reproduction and family forms particularly of women of color —from welfare “reform” that eliminated support for single mothers (by portraying those receiving government benefits as Black and Latinx) to crackdowns on immigrants that have particularly targeted household workers to a home-loan debacle that crashed the global economy while blaming (surprise!) Black and Latinx single mothers, not banks or lenders. Meanwhile, the pain of the neoliberal austerity policies that these events authorized was centered on households, by turning an ever-widening series of former government functions into the “private” labor of households.

Free Flu Shot Clinics , October 17 and 30, Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

Free flu shot clinics will be offered Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to noon and Monday, Oct. 30, from 1-3 p.m. Current students, faculty, and staff may sign up at http://www.timecenter.com/smithcollegehealth For more information about the flu and flu vaccine, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu

Loretta Ross on 'White Supremacy in the U.S. Today'; Next Meeting , Monday, Oct. 16, 7-8:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Civil rights and reproductive justice activist Loretta Ross will lead a series of conversations on white supremacy in the U.S. today. Meetings will be on Monday nights from 7-8:30 in Seelye 106 and are open to the entire Smith community. The topic for October 16 is "White Privilege and Appropriate Whiteness: What Does It Mean?"

Annual Global Encounters Photo Contest; Submit Entries by , Thursday, Oct. 12

Share your global experiences with the Smith community. Students are encouraged to submit up to two photos depicting a global encounter anywhere in the world. Winning photographs will be displayed in a photo exhibition in the Nolen Art Lounge in the Campus Center. For more information visit the Lewis Global Center website at https://smith.edu/academics/lewis-gsc/encounters.

Neilson Library Groundbreaking , Thursday, Oct. 19, 4:30 p.m., Seelye Lawn

All members of the community are invited to the groundbreaking for the new Neilson Library at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, on Seelye Lawn. Hear from architectural designer Maya Lin, President Kathleen McCartney, Board of Trustees Chair Deborah L. Duncan ’77 and Provost Katherine Rowe. Refreshments will be served! More information: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/about/new-neilson

Free Second Friday , October 13, 4 p.m., Museum of Art

From 4–7 p.m., art making for all ages, inspired by works on view: "Masked with Mystery." Get ready for Halloween with beautiful paper masks inspired by the animals that appear in Honore Sharrer’s art. At 6 p.m., join a guided conversation exploring a different art object each month. Museum Shop open and complimentary light refreshments provided.

'Learning Strategies' Course (1 credit) Begins , October 26

IDP 136: Applied Learning Strategies teaches students to extend and refine their academic capacities to become autonomous learners. Course content includes research on motivation, learning styles, memory and retrieval, as well as application of goal setting, time management and study skills. Students who take this course will be better prepared to handle coursework, commit to a major and take responsibility for their own learning. Priority will be given to students referred by their dean or adviser. Course begins October 26; T/Th 10:30-11:50 a.m., Wright 238. Credit: 1. Instructor Kelly Vogel.

Museum Volunteer Program---Be an MVP in the Education Department at SCMA

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 or 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 Days, Second Fridays, Thursday Late Nights for Students, and other public programs for college and community audiences. Mandatory volunteer orientations will be offered in fall and spring semesters. To sign up, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MVPatSCMA

Managing Stress as an ADA , Wednesday, Oct. 18, 4:30 p.m., 2nd Fl, Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

Being an ADA can be stressful especially when it comes to balancing our home, work and school lives. Do you want to learn some strategies on establishing work-life balance and how to put yourself first despite the odds? If yes, this is the workshop for you. We will learn the art of proactive, preventive self-care and techniques to increase the productivity and quality of your work without increasing your stress load.

Comparative Literature Major , Wednesday, Oct. 18, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 102

All students are invited to attend and hear about the program and meet the great faculty. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Statistical & Data Sciences , Monday, Oct. 16, 12:10 p.m., Ford 240

Lunch will be served.

Information Session: Associated Colleges in China (ACC) , Thursday, Oct. 12, 5 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Are you considering study abroad in China? Are you interested in learning more about Smith's consortium program, ACC (Associated Colleges in China)? Explore your options with good conversation and learn useful information from past students from ACC in China. Light refreshments will be served.

Peter D. Shapinsky: 'The Greatest Pirate in Japan' , Monday, Oct. 16, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 205

Peter D. Shapinsky (History, University of Illinois, Springfield) will lecture on "The Greatest Pirate in Japan: Representing Sea Power in 16th-Century East Asia." This presentation traces the career of Noshima Murakami Takeyoshi (1533-1604), a seafarer dubbed by Jesuit visitors as the "Greatest Pirate in Japan." Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Smith College Program in East Asian Studies, the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, the Department of History, the Five College Center for East Asian Studies, and the Smith College Lecture Fund.

Jewish Studies Major and Minor , Tuesday, Oct. 17, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 102

Join us for tea, meet our faculty and learn about our courses and study abroad opportunities.

Archives Concentration , Wednesday, Oct. 18, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 109

Join faculty and current students for tea and find out all about the archives concentration.

Book Studies Concentration , Wednesday, Oct. 18, 5 p.m., Special Collections Classroom Green Box 201

The Concentration in Book Studies connects students with the exceptional resources of the Mortimer Rare Book Collection and the wealth of book artists and craftspeople in the Pioneer Valley. Through classroom study, field projects, and independent research they learn about the history, art, and technology of the "book," broadly defined to extend from oral memory to papyrus scrolls to manuscripts, printed books, and digital media. Join faculty advisers and current Book Studies Concentration students to learn all about this program, and how to apply to the concentration.

History Major , Monday, Oct. 16, Noon, Davis Ballroom

Meet faculty and students in the History department to learn more about the major. A pizza lunch will be provided for the first 25 in attendance.

Medieval Studies Major , Tuesday, Oct. 17, Noon

A pizza lunch will be provided.

Family Weekend Asian Culture Show, Presented by KSA and ASA , Saturday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Asian Culture Show (formerly known as Asian Teahouse) is the annual event during Family Weekend in which participants and attendees celebrate various Asian cultures through different performances and music. Presented by the Korean Students Association (KSA) and the Asian Students Association (ASA).

Information Session: Picker Semester in Washington , Thursday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Information Meeting for the Department of Government's Picker Semester in Washington Program.

Information Session: Smith in Geneva , Tuesday, Oct. 17, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Come learn about the Smith in Geneva study abroad program.

JostenLive! Fridays@Five: 'Will Do Magic for Small Change' , Friday, Oct. 13, 5 p.m., Josten Library, Mendenhall

Drama queens, griots, and poets offer up spells, music, spooky/alien fun, and maybe a mystery or two on the Josten Library Mezzanine, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts. With novelist and playwright Andrea Hairston, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Pan Morigan, and writer, publisher, and editor Sheree Renée Thomas performing original works. Josten Library’s Fridays@Five is celebrates the creative power of its patron community, and the acoustic magic of its Mezzanine. Brief, free of charge, and open to all.

Weekly Meditation , Monday, Oct. 16, 5 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend weekly Monday meditation with Ruth Ozeki. This will be a simple, relaxed, silent practice of sitting meditation, using chairs or floor cushions. Meditation instruction is offered at the beginning of the meeting, so beginners are always welcome, and there is time for questions and dialogue. Ruth Ozeki is a novice Zen priest in the Soto Zen lineage. The meditation, draws on Zen forms; is secular, inclusive and non-denominational. Ozeki is the author of several novels, including A "Tale for the Time Being" and is a professor of creative writing at Smith.

'Here's My Library Day' Open House , Thursday, Oct. 12, 1-5 p.m.

Meet library staff, explore innovative services and resources, enjoy fall refreshments, and make buttons. For more information, visit the libraries' news and events page at https://goo.gl/TKb6gj

Eid Celebration with Smith College Al-Iman , Friday, Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Eid Al-Adha, also known as the "Feast of Sacrifice" is a sacred Muslim holiday which commemorates the trials and triumphs of Prophet Abraham. This year's on campus Eid Celebration is organized by Smith College Al-Iman and will feature honorary speaker, Wadea Sakhta. Sakhta, regional director of Muslim Interscholastic Tournament (MIST) Boston, helps organize spaces for both Muslim and Non Muslim youth to share ideas and discuss important issues impacting our society. All are welcome!

Information Session: Study Abroad in East Asia , Friday, Oct. 13, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Come learn more about the different study abroad programs in China, Japan, and Korea. Students who have returned from studying abroad will talk about their experiences and answer questions. Lunch will be provided. Cosponsored by the Office of International Study, the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, and the Korean Student Association.

East Asian Studies Program Major and Minor , Thursday, Oct. 26, Noon, Campus Center 102

Thinking of a Major in East Asian Studies? Please join us for the Presentation of the Major and Minor in East Asian Studies. Sushi, brownies and beverages will be served.

East Asian Languages and Literatures Major and Minor , Tuesday, Oct. 24, Noon, Dewey Common Room

Come explore the languages, literatures, and cultures of China, Japan, and Korea. Meet the faculty and talk with our majors, minors, and liaisons. Lunch will be provided.

Information Session: Economics Study Abroad , Thursday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

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

Economics Major , Monday, Oct. 23, 4:15 p.m., Seelye 106

Meet the faculty in the Department of Economics and learn more about the Economics Major and Minor. Refreshments will be served.

Middle East Studies Major and Minors , Wednesday, Oct. 25, 12:10 p.m., Wright 002

Meet the faculty in Middle East Studies and learn more about the Major and Minors in Middle East Studies. Pizza will be served.

Next Grief Support Group Meeting , Friday, Oct. 13, 2-3:15 p.m., Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

Weekly support group for students who have lost a loved one are Fridays 2-3:15 p.m. co-facilitated by Meg Laird and Amber Zinni. To register or for more information, contact the Counseling Service at 413-585-2840 or counselingservices@smith.edu.

An Afternoon with Christine Vachon, Independent Film Producer and Founder of Killer Films , Thursday, Oct. 12, 5 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Christine Vachon is the founder of Killer Films and a pioneer in independent filmmaking. She has produced all of Todd Haynes’ films, and, recently, produced "Carol" and "Still Alice." Her vision has transformed the independent filmmaking landscape, enlarging it especially for women and LGBTQ stories and artists. She will be talking about her career and current and future projects.

Open Mic Event Hosted by Center for Media Production (CMP) , Friday, Oct. 20, Noon-1 p.m., Chapin Deck, Campus Center

The Center for Media Production is hosting an Open Mic event for Smith student musical performances, stand-up comedy, and spoken word. Rain location will be inside the Campus Center on the first floor underneath the stairwell. All participants will receive a link to the event's video recording and a digital photograph of their performance. Please limit your performance to 3 minutes or less. You may pre-register at this link: tinyurl.com/CMPopenmic

President McCartney's Open Office Hour , Monday, Oct. 16, 4 p.m., President's Office, College Hall

President McCartney invites all students and staff to join her for a brief meeting to say hello and/or discuss any issues or concerns you may have.

New Play Reading Series: 'The Song of the Maw' by Mary Beth Brooker, MFA '20 , Friday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio, Mendenhall

THE SONG OF THE MAW by Mary Beth Brooker, MFA '20, directed by Alison Smith, tells the story of Brooklyn hipsters Bette and Axel, who have retreated to a cabin in the Berkshires for a quiet weekend, only to discover the cabin has been promised to a group of eccentric seniors who are conducting an end-of-life ritual. Haphazard and sincere, this ceremony in the woods results in a conjuring of worlds unconscious and mythic. Free and open to the public.

Family Weekend Concert: Montage , Saturday, Oct. 14, 4 p.m., John M. Greene Hall

The Smith College Choirs, Orchestra, Wind and Jazz Ensembles, Handbell Choir, and student music groups will be performing songs by Led Zeppelin, Chicago, John Denver, Curtis Mayfield, Toto, and more. Online advance tickets, available at montage2017.brownpapertickets.com, are $8 for general admission and $3 for Smith College students. Tickets will be sold for $10 general admission and $5 for Smith students in the Campus Center and at the door.

Sage Chamber Music Society: Family Weekend Chamber Music , Sunday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Bohuslav Martinu Duo for violin & cello No. 2 in D major, H. 371, and works by Antonin Dvorák, Leo Janacek, Bedrich Smetana, highlighting faculty artists Joel Pitchon, violin, Volcy Pelletier, cello, Mary Hubbell, soprano, and pianists Judith Gordon and Jiayan Sun. Free and open to the public.

Banner Finance Training , Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 13

The Controller’s office will be offering Banner Finance training. Topics will cover the basics of Banner, journal entry process/prep/documentation, FOAPAL element review and any general accounting questions. October 18, 1-2:30 p.m.; November 15, 10-11:30 a.m.; and December 13, 10-11:30 a.m. Training will be held in Seelye Hall B2 (basement level). Each class can hold up to 12 people. To sign up for the training, email Amanda Zajac at azajac@smith.edu or call ext. 2211.

Theatre Studio Auditions , Sunday & Monday, Oct. 15 & 16, 7-10 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio, Mendenhall

Auditions for POOF! by Lynn Nottage directed by Nykole Darby '19 and A KIND OF ALASKA by Harold Pinter directed by Micaela Brinsley '20. Callbacks for A KIND OF ALASKA are Tuesday, Oct. 17, and call backs on for POOF! are Wednesday, Oct. 18. Performances are December 7 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. No preparation necessary. Sides will be provided from the script. No appointment necessary. Email artsinfo@smith.edu with any questions.

Next Mindful Monday: Sit, Eat, and Talk to Us! , Monday, Oct. 23, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Mindful Mondays includes free food, short contemplative exercises, and conversations about navigating the demands of this rigorous institution while sustaining a rich inner life. This week's topic: "I Still Don't Know What I Want to Be When I Grow Up!" hosted by Sarah Harebo, Title IX Coordinator and Equity Officer. Co-sponsored by Jess Bacal and Matilda Cantwell. Free lunch - no registration required. For more info visit: http://www.smith.edu/cwl

Information Session: Smith in Florence Study Abroad , Thursday, Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m., Hatfield 105

Learn more about the exciting opportunities available on the Smith in Florence program. Get to know students who studied in Florence last year and have your questions answered.

Information Session: Hertford College, University of Oxford , Tuesday, Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Information for students who want to study in Oxford, England.

Spatial Analysis Lab Fall 2017 Workshops

The Spatial Analysis Lab is hosting a series of workshops for the fall. For more details of the events, visit http://bit.ly/2kq9lov

Global Salon: Nyokabi Kamau , Monday, Oct. 23, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Professor Nyokabi Kamau is currently executive director, Center for Parliamentary Studies and Training (CPST) in Kenya as well as a social worker and sociologist specializing in gender studies. She holds a Ph.D. and a Masters in gender studies both from the University of London, Institute of Education, an M.A. in sociology and a B.A. in social work from the University of Nairobi. Professor Kamau will read excerpts from her new book "Conversations About Gender: The Reflections of a Kenya Feminist," which will be followed by a Q&A session.

EALL Gender Film Series: 'Ghost in the Shell' , Friday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Public-security agency Section 9 hunts for a mysterious hacker known as the Puppet Master. Known as one of the greatest anime films of all time. Screenings will be followed by discussion. Snacks provided. Next screenings: November 10, 7 p.m., Seelye 201: PLEASE TAKE CARE OF MY CAT; and December 1, 6 p.m., Seelye 201: I'M FINE. Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures

M-W-F Noontime Pickup Basketball Begins , Friday, Oct. 6, Scott Gym

Informal noontime pickup basketball on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at noon. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate. Everyone plays.

Education and Child Study Major , Monday, Oct. 23, Noon, Campus Center 003

Are you interested in youth development programs? Urban education? Educational policy? Educational research? International education? Connecting education to other fields? Getting licensed to teach? Come learn more about majoring in Education and Child Study.

Seeking Proposals for Non-Credit Interterm Courses

The Interterm Program is accepting proposals from students, faculty and staff to teach a non-credit class/workshop in January. We are seeking well-developed and creative ideas for teaching useful skills; cultivating creative expression and awareness; encouraging health, well-being and fun; engaging in service projects; expanding cultural awareness; or expanding knowledge of science and technology. Classes/workshops (max. 10 hrs.) will be offered during the Interterm period (January 3 -23). Hours and dates are flexible. For information and a proposal form go to https://www.smith.edu/interterm/submit.php. The deadline to submit a proposal is October 20.

ISSO Seeking Winter Clothing Donations for International Smithies , Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) is collecting winter clothing donations to help out students in need of winter clothes. For a number of them it will be the first time experiencing harsh winter weather. ISSO encourages students, staff and faculty to donate any unwanted, gently used warm clothes. Donations can be dropped off at the Lewis Global Studies Center. All clothes will be made available for students on Friday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. in the Lewis Global Studies Center free of charge.

Neurosciences Major , Friday, Oct. 20, 12:15 p.m., Ford Hall Atrium

Meet faculty and current students in the program. Lunch will be served.

Religion Major and Minor , Wednesday, Oct. 18, 12:10 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Meet faculty and students in the Religion department to learn about the major and minor. Lunch available.

Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Program , Monday, Oct. 16, 12:10 p.m., Campus Center 204

Join faculty and students in the Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Program (REEES) for conversation about classes, extracurricular events and study abroad opportunities. Pizza lunch served.

Buddhist Studies Lecture: Khen Rinpoche , Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Khen Rinpoche, Abbot of Tashilhunpo Monastery, lectures on "Equalizing and Switching Self and Other". Rinpoche also leads nine Green Tara meditation sessions at Smith October 11 - 25. Sponsored by the Religion Department and the Ada Howe Kent fund.

Michael Hood: 'Ecology and Evolution of Disease Transmission' , Monday, Oct. 16, 4:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Michael Hood, Professor, Biology Department, Amherst College, will present this talk which is part of the Fall 2017 Mary Elizabeth Dickason King M.D. Annual Lecture Series in the Life Sciences in Memory of Professor Howard Parshley. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served at 4:15 p.m.; talk to begin at 4:30 p.m. Visit http://www.smith.edu/biology/events.php for the full schedule.

Stargazing , Friday, Oct. 13, 8:30-9:30 p.m., McConnell Hall Roof

Come see stars, planets, and galaxies through the astronomy department's telescopes. All are welcome - please dress warmly. For further information or to check on weather conditions, contact Meg Thacher (mthacher@smith.edu, 585-3935).

Japanese Garden Re-dedication , Friday, Oct. 13, 4 p.m.

Please join us for the re-dedication ceremony at the Japanese Garden for Reflection and Contemplation. Since its installation in 1986, the garden has gone through many changes. It has now been restored and redesigned, while still honoring its original intent. Features include a stepping stone path, stone sculpture, a rustic stone bench overlooking the pond with views towards Mt. Tom, rock formations portraying Buddha's life, and plantings to complement the stonework. As Japanese gardens are planned for growth and change within their compositional structure, this garden will develop and continue to provide a place of respite for years to come.

Financing Taxes , Tuesday, Oct. 24, Noon, Campus Center 103/4

Taxes are complicated! Gain insight to key tax-related terms such as, gross income, tax deductions and tax exemptions. This workshop provides fundamentals for a better grasp of income tax forms and tax taken from personal checks. Free lunch provided by the Conway Center.

Information Meeting: 12-College Exchange , Wednesday, Oct. 18, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 101

Are you interested in studying elsewhere in the United States? The Sophomore and Ada Class Dean, Andrea Rossi-Reder, will present information about the 12-College Exchange Program for those who wish to apply for the 2018-2019 academic year. A current Smith student who participated in the program last year will be on hand to share her experience and answer questions.

Women Entrepreneur Film Screening: 'She Started It' , Wednesday, Oct. 25, 5 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Have you ever thought about starting and running your own business? Want some inspiration? Come to the free film screening of "She Started It"! - a feature length documentary film about women tech entrepreneurs across the world. The film aims to highlight successful role models for young women. It is the first film to show the behind the scenes of running a tech start-up as young women. Cosponsored by the Conway Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, Computer Science, and Engineering. Dinner provided.

Family Weekend Tea for Legacy Students & Families , Friday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m., Alumnae House Living Room

The Office of Alumnae Relations and Development are hosting a Family Weekend tea in celebration of Smith College legacies. Legacy families are students and alumnae whose family, including parents, grandparents and/or siblings, attended or currently attend Smith. These multi-generational family connections are one of Smith's core strengths and we celebrate that the traditions of Smith lives on with your family. Special 'Smith College Legacy' t-shirts will be give out to attendees. If you would like to attend, email hhudson@smith.edu.

'Playing Big: Quieting Your Inner Critic So You Can Step Up and Lead' , Thursday, Oct. 12, 3 p.m., Seelye 107

Tara Mohr, creator of the Playing Big leadership program, is passionate about people everywhere getting an Inner Critic 101 training so that self-doubt is no longer such a strong force in our lives. In this workshop, you’ll come to understand the root cause of your inner critic (it’s not what you think!), gain awareness of the sneaky ways it’s present, and learn why the answer to it is not having more confidence. You’ll also get an overview of 4 practical tools to use every day to quiet your inner critic so you can step up, lead and create significant change.

A Conversation with Tara Mohr and Benita Jackson About Speaking Up to Create Positive Change , Friday, Oct. 13, 1:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Tara Sophia Mohr, women’s leadership expert, speaker, author and educator, offers wise, simple, and proven strategies to make big changes in our lives, our leadership, and the world at large. She’s the creator of the acclaimed Playing Big leadership program and the author of Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create and Lead. She will be speaking with Benita Jackson, Professor of Psychology and creator of the BLISS Program about confidence, self doubt, navigating feedback and failure, and moving towards goals. First ten attendees will receive a copy of Tara Mohr's book, "Playing Big!"

'Navigating Critical Feedback in Academia: Practical Tools to Help You and Your Students' , Friday, Oct. 13, 5 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

Tara Mohr, creator of the Playing Big Leadership Program will lead this engaging workshop for faculty and staff on navigating feedback, both positive and negative, in acadmia. Academic careers are replete with challenging feedback experiences, and when we are crushed by criticism or dependent on praise, it’s almost impossible to innovate, share controversial ideas, and effect change. The Playing Big approach to changing our relationship to praise and criticism has been recognized widely by publications ranging from Harvard Business Review to The New York Times.

Cider Pressing on Family Weekend , Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Chapin Loading Dock

Join students and staff from the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability (CEEDS) for our 7th Annual Cider-making event to experience a family friendly and tasty New England tradition. We're all about sustainable food! Help us press fresh, Ashfield-grown apples into cider and then have a cup together with a locally-made cider donut. Sample a selection of heirloom apples and more.

Staff Council Cider and Donuts , Tuesday, Oct. 17, 9-11 a.m., Lilly Hall Front Lawn

Socialize over a hot or cold cup of cider and an Award-Winning Atkins cider donut. Rain location is Dewey Common Room.

Teaching Arts Luncheon: 'A Few Things Cognitive Science Teaches Us About Effective Teaching' , Friday, Oct. 13, Noon, Campus Center Carroll Room

Rebecca Brent (President, Education Designs, Inc. Cary, NC) and Richard M. Felder (Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University) will review some of the principal findings of cognitive scientists in the past few decades, suggest teaching practices consistent with those findings, and point to research-based evidence that those practices are indeed more effective than the traditional ones. Lunch will be provided to the first 60 attendees. For the full schedule of the Sherrerd Center's Teaching Arts Luncheon series, visit https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/sherrerd-center/lunches

Neilson Professor Lecture: 'The Fifth Industrial Revolution' by Harvard Landscape Architect Niall Kirkwood , Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Fall 2017 Neilson Professor Niall Kirkwood, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Technology, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, will speak on “The Fifth Industrial Revolution: An Index of Current Landscape and Engineering Teaching and Research,” in which he will present an introduction of the City of Ulsan in the Republic of Korea, a laboratory of industrial ecology and a locale of shifting economies and inventive environments addressing energy, waste and metabolism, in the second of three Neilson Professor Lectures this fall. On November 13, Kirkwood will speak on “Poetics of Construction: Seeing, Judging and Thinking in the Contemporary Landscape."

Latin American Studies Major and Latino/a Studies Minor , Tuesday, Oct. 24, Noon-1 p.m., Campus Center 102

Join students and faculty in the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program for lunch, learn about the new Minor in Latino/a Studies and the redesigned Major, hear about study abroad, and learning and research opportunities in local communities. Pizza and beverages will be served.

Party on the Porch II at the Kahn Institute , Thursday, Oct. 19, 4:30 p.m., 21 Henshaw Ave.

Help celebrate Autumn on the wraparound porch at the Kahn Institute’s monthly happy hour, open to faculty, staff and Friends of the Kahn, featuring tasteful music, full bar and the now-famous “Kahn-tail.” Stop by or stay, tour the new Kahn, enjoy a unique libation, and relax with fellow Smith friends. Upcoming Kahn Happy Hours also on Thursdays, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7, 4:30-6 p.m. See you on the porch at 21 Henshaw!

Apply for a Student Seat on the Committee on Sustainability

The Committee on Sustainability, made up of students, faculty, and staff, is looking to fill four student openings. Students will work to implement the recommendations of the Study Group on Climate Change and other sustainability initiatives on campus. Students must attend monthly meetings and sometimes work outside meeting times with other committee members. Positions are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. To apply, or for questions, email ekerr@smith.edu. Please include your class year, course of study, experience in sustainability, leadership experience, and one paragraph on why you're interested in joining the committee. Deadline to submit is October 18.

Robert Hass Q&A and Poetry Reading , Friday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass returns to Smith to celebrate the Poetry Center's 20th Anniversary. In addition to serving as Poet Laureate from 1995-1997, Hass has earned top accolades such as the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the MacArthur Genius Grant, and two National Book Critics Circle Awards. His work blends his profound interest in the Earth with memoir, dialogue, Buddhist thought, and an unconventional approach to form. A 4:00 pm Q&A in the Poetry Center is open to the Smith community. Evening reading free and open to the public.

'The Lady in the Book': Film and Q&A with Filmmaker Gesa Matthies , Saturday, Oct. 21, 2:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

"The Lady in the Book" explores Sylvia Plath’s early years and the profound impact she has had on young women who see themselves in her journals and early work, as she comes of age caught between conventional expectations of womanhood and a desire to break free of traditional female roles. Much of this hour-long documentary was filmed at Smith in April 2016 and features a half dozen students reading from Plath’s works and reflecting on their own struggles to define themselves and their futures. Part of the Poetry Center's 20th Anniversary celebrations. Free and open to the public.

Concert Conversations: Apple Hill String Quartet , Thursday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

The Apple Hill String Quartet will discuss and play a work by one of Peru’s leading composers, Celso Garrido-Lecca, who undertook the challenge of creating authentic Peruvian and Chilean music in the classical tradition. This intriguing work will be part of the APSQ program for Valley Classical Concerts on Sunday, October 22 in Sweeney Concert Hall. Free and open to the public.

'Creature' by Heidi Schreck, Directed by Isabelle Brown '19 , Friday-Saturday, Oct. 20-21, 7:30 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall

After being pestered by devils for more than half a year, Margery Kempe – new mother, mayor's daughter, and proprietress of a highly profitable beer business – is liberated from her torment by a vision of Jesus Christ in purple robes. Visions are hard to come by, even in 1401. Should we trust the new Margery, with her fasting and her weeping and her chastity fixation, or burn her with the other heretics? Continues October 26-28. $10 General, $5 Students/Seniors, Free for Smith Students. http://www.smith.edu/smitharts 413-585-3220 boxoffice@smith.edu

Jerry Noble and Friends , Sunday, Oct. 22, 3 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Featuring Bob Sparkman on clarinet, Kara Noble on acoustic and electric basses, Ellen Redman on flute, Jerry Noble on piano and guitar, and Charles Coe's poetry and vocals. Music from the American Songbook and the tune-rich archive of Traditional Jazz, and the world premiere performances of The Things I Kept, music by Clifton J. Noble, Jr. and text by Charles Coe from his book All Sins Forgiven, and Aeval for piccolo and piano, based on the legend of the banshee. Free and open to the public.

'Making Place: Conversations on Class, Gender, Race & Social Space in Latin/x America'; Series Begins , Monday, Oct. 30, Noon-1 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center

The Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program Lunch Hour Series. Join us for lunch hour conversations with Visiting Professor of Cultural Geography and Latin American Studies Jamie Worms and Smith faculty and staff in Portuguese and Brazilian studies and the Spatial Analysis Lab. Learn about contemporary urban art and gender movements in Rio de Janeiro, struggles for social space and mapping debates across disciplines. (Next conversation in the series will be Monday, Nov. 13, CEEDS.) Pizza and beverages will be served.

Engineering Major , Thursday, Oct. 19, Noon, Ford 240

Engineering Presentation of the Major: Engineering Registration Logistics and Book of Evidence Information Session, presented by Assistant Director Martin J. Green and Professor Kristen Dorsey.

Portuguese and Brazilian Film Series: 'Mãe Só Há Uma (Don’t Call Me Son)' , Thursday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Hatfield 204

Directed by Anna Muylaert ("The Second Mother"), this 2016 Brazilian film is about a young man who is stunned to discover that he was kidnapped as a child by the woman he's called mother all his life. Now he's left to deal with the consequences of her actions and finally meet his biological family. In Portuguese with English subtitles (running time, 82 minutes), free and open to the public.

Sick Leave Bank Balance

As of October 9, the Sick Leave Bank balance is 2032.02 hours, and no additional donation is required at this time. The balance will be updated in January 2018.

Logic Minor , Monday, Oct. 23, 12:15 p.m., Philosophy Study, Dewey House

pizza lunch will be provided.

Philosophy Major and Minor , Tuesday, Oct. 24, Noon, Philosophy Study, Dewey House

Meet the faculty and hear from some of the current majors. A pizza lunch will be provided.

A Milestone Moment

All members of the community are invited to attend the groundbreaking for the new Neilson Library at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, on Seelye Lawn. The event will feature remarks from architectural designer Maya Lin, President Kathleen McCartney, Board of Trustees Chair Deborah L. Duncan ’77 and Provost Katherine Rowe. A reception will follow.

'Innovative Pedagogies in Language and Culture Teaching ' , Friday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Language labs, textbooks, grammar exercises, endless repetition? Is this what you remember of your high school classes in French, Spanish, Chinese? Happily, the teaching of foreign languages and cultures has evolved in exciting ways. Come hear four professors share how their innovative approaches to teaching is changing the way languages,literature and culture are taught at Smith today.

SEC Films Presents 'Beauty and the Beast' , Friday & Saturday, Oct. 13 & 14, 7:30 p.m.

"Beauty and the Beast" is about an arrogant young prince and his castle's servants who fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle enters the Beast's castle after he imprisons her father Maurice. With the help of his enchanted servants, including the matronly Mrs. Potts, Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation. On Friday, Oct. 13, the location will be Chapin Lawn, and Saturday, Oct. 14, the location will be Weinstein Auditorium.

'Compared to What? World Literature in the Future-A Change Maker's Symposium' , Friday-Saturday, Oct. 20-21, Seelye Hall 106 and 201

This two-day symposium will look at the future of comparative literature. Where is the discipline going? How is it distinct from other disciplines? The keynote address, by Princeton University Professor Simon Gikandi, will be on Friday, Oct. 20, 4-6 p.m. in Seelye Hall 201. On Saturday, Oct. 21, the symposium will take place in Seelye Hall 106 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-5 p.m.. Guest speakers will include Kent State University Professor Brian James Baer , New York University; Professor Hannah Freed-Thall, a Smith College alumna; Harvard Professor Karen Thornber; and Dartmouth College Professor Michelle R. Warren. All are welcome to attend.

Voya Live Facebook Q&A Session for National Retirement Security Week , Tuesday, Oct. 17, 3 p.m.

For National Retirement Security Week October 15-21, Voya is offering a live Facebook Q&A about steps you can take today on your road to financial wellness. For more information, visit https://www.voya.com/

Be Wise About Your Prescription Costs

Prescription costs continue to rise. Find out some questions you should be asking your doctor, how to look up what tier your drug is included in, how much your prescription will cost, and whether there is a lower-cost alternative. Visit the Human Resources News & Policy Updates for details https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr

A New Care Option for Behavioral Health

Doctor On Demand has now expanded their services to include behavioral health care. Visit HR's News & Policy Updates for more information at https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr

Kids Night Out, Hosted by Smith College Athletics , Friday, Oct. 20, 7-10 p.m., ITT

The Smith College Department of Athletics is ready to take care of your children for the evening.To pre-register, download the form: http://www.smithpioneers.com/documents/2017/9/18//Kids_Night_Out.pdf and drop it off at the main Athletics office. Registration is always welcome at the door.

'OCD in the Classroom' , Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

"OCD in the Classroom," presented by Denise Egan Stack, LMHC, Atlantic Center for Behavioral Health. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Affiliate of the International OCD Foundation and Smith College.

South Asia Concentration , Thursday, Oct. 19, Noon, Dewey Common Room

Join faculty and other interested students, share an Indian buffet lunch, and learn about the South Asia Concentration.

Author Adrian LeBlanc '86 Presents 'Writing About the Other' , Thursday, Oct. 19, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Adrian LeBlanc '86, the award-winning author of "Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx" (2003) and recipient of a MacArthur "genius" award, will be speaking about her craft. LeBlanc will be the Lakes Writer-In Residence at Smith College in the spring semester (2018), sponsored by the department of sociology, and will be teaching a seminar, "Writing About the Other" (English 291). Students interested in the seminar are strongly urged to attend her presentation on October 19.

Save the Date: Farewell Reception for Merrilyn Lewis, Assoc. Director, Events Management , Monday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m., Alumnae House

Join us for coffee and refreshments to wish a fond farewell to retiring Merrilyn Lewis, who has touched so many students, staff and faculty during her 18 years here at Smith.

Soul of Banaras Indian Music , Sunday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio, Mendenhall

Two of North India’s best-known classical musicians perform a free concert. Sitarist Rabindra Goswami has been a professional musician for nearly 50 years and is recognized as a senior artist in his musically rich city of Banaras, India. Tablaist Ramu Pandit is a long-time professional performer of classical, semi-classical, folk, and popular music. Sponsored by Smith College’s South Asia Concentration, Religion Department, Music Department, Lecture Committee, Ada Howe Kent Fund, and EKTA. A rare opportunity to hear traditional North Indian classical music by two of its finest exponents.

Soup, Salad and Soul , Friday, Oct. 13, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Join this soulful conversation every Friday at noon over delicious homemade vegetarian soup and salad prepared by student cooks. 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.

Spirituali-Tea Meditation and Spiritual Exploration , Friday, Oct. 13, 2:30 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Join College Chaplain Matilda Cantwell and staff for a session about integrating spirituality into our lives and living in a religiously diverse community while at Smith. Mix your own tea bar and enjoy apple cider and donuts while conversing about spiritual matters that you care about or want to explore. A brief meditation and some reflective writing are included. Everyone including families are welcome! Hosted by the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.

Jummah Prayer and Lunch , Friday, Oct. 13, 12:10 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Join the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life for a vegetarian lunch, communal prayer, a group activity or discussion on this Friday in the Chapel sanctuary. All are welcome.

Smith Jewish Community Shabbat , Friday, Oct. 13, 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 6:00 p.m. by a gourmet home-cooked vegetarian dinner. All students are welcome. Fun, friends and challah!

Next ADHD Motivational Group , Tuesday, Oct. 17, 3 p.m., Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

ADHD Motivational Group, a practical hands on group for individuals with ADHD. For more information, contact Jeannette Landrie, jlandrie@smith.edu or Elena Volpe, evolpe@smith.edu

Apply Now for Smith Urban Education Initiative Interterm Teaching Fellowship; Deadline is , Wednesday, Oct. 18

The Urban Education Initiative Interterm Teaching Fellowship application is out! Urban Education Fellows engage deeply in urban educational and policy issues under the mentorship of teachers working on the leading edge of educational reform. To apply, go to http://teachwesternmass.com/TWM-UEP. For more info, contact jdilorenzo@smith.edu


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Information Session: Environmental Science & Policy Study Abroad , Thursday, Oct. 12, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Learn about studying abroad as an environmental science and policy major. This session will cover how to best use your academic experience in an international setting.

Walter C. Rucker: 'Gold Coast Diasporas--Identity, Culture and Power' , Wednesday, Oct. 11, 5 p.m., Seelye 106

Walter C. Rucker is professor of history, Rutgers University. This talk is sponsored by the Department of History. For more information, contact Jeff Ahlman, jahlman@smith.edu.

Register Now for Family Weekend , October 13-15

There are many great activities and events as well as the opportunity to spend quality family time. For more information, visit https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/college-events/family-weekend . To register, visit https://goo.gl/o6QcKS

Propose a Project for the KnowledgeLab; Grants Up to $1,000 Available

The KnowledgeLab is actively seeking proposals from students, faculty and staff for mini-grant projects for the 2017-18 academic year on the themes of knowledge creation, knowledge sharing and the future of libraries and campus learning spaces, including pop-up installations, events and more. All current students, faculty, classes and student orgs are eligible to apply for mini-grants of up to $1000 to develop creative projects in the KnowledgeLab. Past projects have included "Undesign the Redline," workshops on videoactivism and meme-making, experimental study furniture, and an interactive multimedia student-produced exhibit, "Visualizing Russian Feminism." Learn more and apply by visiting https://sophia.smith.edu/knowledgelab/

Seeking Non-Credit Interterm Class Proposals, Due October 20

The Interterm Program is accepting proposals from students, faculty and staff to teach a non-credit class/workshop in January. We are seeking well-developed and creative ideas for teaching useful skills; cultivating creative expression and awareness; encouraging health, well-being and fun; engaging in service projects; expanding cultural awareness; or expanding knowledge of science and technology. Classes/workshops (max. 10 hrs.) will be offered during the Interterm period (January 3 -23). Hours and dates are flexible. For information and a proposal form go to https://www.smith.edu/interterm/submit.php. The deadline to submit a proposal is October 20.

Art Major and Minor , Monday, Oct. 23, 12:15 p.m., Atrium, Museum of Art

Visual literacy is crucial to negotiating the contemporary world. The three paths (Art History, Studio Art, and Architecture & Urbanism) foster an understanding of visual culture and human expression through images and the built environment. A major and minor are offered in all of the three disciplines. Join faculty and fellow students to learn more about this invigorating area of study. Lunch will be served.

Seeking Students for 'The Transnational Adoptee Oral History Project'

Leigh Johnston ‘18 and Rebecca York ‘18, are looking for students who self-identify as transnational and transracial adoptees to participate in interviews for our Archives special studies. “The Transnational Adoptee Oral History Project” documents the experiences of transnationally and transracially adopted students at Smith. These interviews are a chance to push back on traditional narratives of adoption. Interviews will take approximately one to two hours and will be added to the College Archives. Any interest or questions can be directed to Leigh Johnston (ljohnston@smith.edu) and Rebecca York (ryork@smith.edu)

Sign Up for Social Justice Mediation Training During Interterm

As a part of the innovation grant initiative from recent graduate, Raven Fowlkes-Witten, the Social Justice Mediation Institute will be conducting Social Justice Mediation Training during interterm in January. Training participants will explore the relationship between social justice and the development and resolution of conflicts in mediation through lecturettes, interactive activities, analyses of (actual) videotaped mediation sessions, and a series of role-plays and simulations. For more information about the Social Justice Mediation Institute visit http://www.sjmediation.org. For the application and general questions email Raven at rfowlkeswitten@gmail.com Students, faculty, and staff of all identities are encouraged to apply.

German Studies Major and Minor and Hamburg Program , Wednesday, Oct. 11, 6-7 p.m., Hatfield 204

From 6 to 6:30 p.m. information will be presented on the German studies major and minor. From 6:30 to 7 p.m. information will be presented on the department's study abroad program in Hamburg, Germany. Pizza, dessert and drinks will be provided.

Information Session: Smith in Hamburg , Wednesday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m., Hatfield 204

Come learn about the Smith in Hamburg study abroad program. Located in Hatfield 204

Green Tara Meditation Sessions in October Begin , Wednesday, Oct. 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Khen Rinpoche (Geshe Tsetan), Abbot of Tashilhunpo Monastery, leads Green Tara meditation sessions (Nine Steps of Mental Quiessence) beginning Wednesday, Oct. 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Sessions continue Thursday, Oct. 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:15-7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 18, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6:15-7:15 p.m.; and Wednesday, Oct. 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m. All sessions take place in Dewey Common Room. Sponsored by the Religion Department and Ada Howe Kent fund.

Farewell Reception for Jerine Blissett, Mail Services Manager , Tuesday, Oct. 10, 3-4:30 p.m., Campus Center TV Lounge

Please join us for a farewell to Jerine Blissett, Mail Services Manager, on Tuesday, October 10, from 3-4:30, in the Campus Center TV lounge in the lower level of the Campus Center across from the Bookstore.

Free Personal Health Coaching for Harvard Pilgrim Members

Support is available to help you improve your health! Find out how to connect with your Personal Health Coach through Harvard Pilgrim. Learn more on HR's News & Policy Updates web page at http://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr.

Women and Innovation—at Smith and Beyond

A major new study shows an increase in women’s entrepreneurial activity worldwide—and for the first time Smith is helping to sponsor the research. Smith has joined Babson College and other sponsoring organizations from Korea, Mexico, Chile and Malaysia in gathering, analyzing and presenting data for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2016-17 Women’s Report.


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Playing Big: Wisdom for Students and Leaders Who Want to Speak Up and Create Change , Saturday, Oct. 14, 3 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Tara Sophia Mohr, women’s leadership expert, speaker, author and educator, offers wise, simple, and proven strategies to make big changes in our lives, our careers and the world at large. In this event, Tara will share many of the key ideas from her acclaimed Playing Big leadership program and her book, Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create and Lead. Tara will speak to students about developing a vision for life and career, overcoming self-doubt, navigating feedback, and more. Parents will gain insights for their own lives and ways to help empower and support their children.


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Reception: 'What Lies Between' Recent Works by Olivia Bernard , Friday, Oct. 13, 5-8 p.m., Oresman Gallery, Hillyer

Olivia Bernard is an artist whose work has developed from single sculptures and works on paper to large, evocative installations. "What Lies Between" will present recent works of handmade paper embedded with thread, and pieces constructed from paper, glass, and wax. This ephemeral series explores the terrain that lies between drawing and sculpture and reflects the artist’s investigation of materials ranging from sheer skin to solid glass and steel. Bernard has exhibited at numerous galleries and museums throughout New England. For more information, visit http://www.oliviabernard.com "What Lies Between" is on view M-F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Tuesday, Oct. 31.

'What Lies Between' Recent Works by Olivia Bernard , Oct. 5-31, M-F, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oresman Gallery, Hillyer

Olivia Bernard is an artist whose work has developed from single sculptures and works on paper to large, evocative installations. "What Lies Between" will present recent works of handmade paper embedded with thread, and pieces constructed from paper, glass, and wax. This ephemeral series explores the terrain that lies between drawing and sculpture and reflects the artist’s investigation of materials ranging from sheer skin to solid glass and steel. The exhibition runs October 5 to the 31st, Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Bernard has exhibited at numerous galleries and museums throughout New England. For more information visit http://www.oliviabernard.com

Information Lunch: SSW Five College Circle of Scholars Program , October 4, 5 and 10

Smith College SSW has provided nationally recognized excellence in clinical social work education since 1918. The 27-month graduate program in clinical social work has a unique commitment to anti-racism and provides access to exceptional internship sites across the country. Our students become extraordinary clinical social workers, dedicated to social justice and to creating change in the world. Join us at an informational lunch at UMass Wednesday, Oct. 4; Smith Thursday, Oct. 5; or Mount Holyoke Tuesday, Oct. 10. All luncheons open to any Five College student or graduate, regardless of campus affiliation. For more details about benefits and scholarships, visit https://goo.gl/MyxxKT

Save the Date: Human Resources Benefits Fair , Wednesday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Human Resources will be sponsoring it’s annual Benefits Fair on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 From 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Carroll Room, 2nd Floor, Campus Center. Open Enrollment information for benefit eligible employees will be distributed at the Fair. Employees will also have the opportunity to find out more about Smith benefits, provider organizations and services and win a prize by entering in the drawing.

Information Session: Associated Kyoto Program , Wednesday, Oct. 11, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Associated Kyoto Program Information session, Wednesday, October 11, 12-1pm, Lewis Global Studies Center Lounge. Interested in studying abroad in Kyoto, Japan? This meeting will explain the process of applying to study abroad in Japan with the Associated Kyoto Program and discuss the different aspects of this program based at Doshisha University in Kyoto. Pizza will be served. Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the Office of the Provost.

Seeking Hosts for Women of Distinction Weekend (10/20-10/22); Register by October 13

Women of Distinction is a fly-in program for high school seniors, designed to highlight opportunities at Smith for African American, Latina, Asian American, and Native American students. The Office of Admission is looking for students who want to share their love for Smith with prospies. To register to host, visit https://www.smith.edu/admission/forms/host/login.php. Direct questions or concerns to Cami & Cara at mcrintern@smith.edu Deadline to register is October 13.

Sign Up Now for Gardening the Community with CSO , Sunday, Oct. 15, 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Gardening the Community (GTC) is an intersectional food justice organization based in Springfield, MA. GTC focuses on youth development, community building, and growing good food. We will be volunteering 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (on site 9 a.m.-noon). Transportation is provided but is limited. The event will take place outdoors and tasks will include weeding, planting, harvesting, and other gardening activities. Sunscreen and bug spray are provided. Bring water and a snack. To sign up, visit https://goo.gl/forms/YOFsI3hDGL45SNug1 Email dwood@smith.edu for more information.

Apply for Innovation Challenge Grant--Advancing Inclusion, Diversity and Equity; Due October 13

Have an idea for advancing inclusion, diversity and equity at Smith? Apply for an Innovation Challenge grant. Grants, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, will be offered to fund projects that promote inclusion and strengthen our community. Proposals can come from students, staff and faculty, individually or in groups. President McCartney is especially interested in funding ideas to advance inclusion and belonging in student houses. Application deadline is October 13. For more information, visit: https://www.smith.edu/president-kathleen-mccartney/innovation-challenge

Information Session: International Experience Grant (IEG) , Thursday, Oct. 5, Noon-1 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Do you need funding for an international project during J-Term or the summer? You may be eligible to apply for an International Experience Grant (IEG) through the Office for International Study. Come to the IEG Information Session to learn more about the application process. The application for J-Term 2018 grants is now open and due October 16. For more information about IEGs, visit https://www.smith.edu/studyabroad/funding_ieg.php

Lunch and Conversation with Peter Kareiva, Director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA , Thursday, Oct. 5, Noon, CEEDS, Wright

Bring your curiosity and questions, and take part in an engaging conversation that can range from the connection between humans and nature, to the varied ways people of different cultures value nature, to inequities in access to nature and decent environments, to how to most successfully conserve our environment, and back again to science communication. Before coming to UCLA Peter was the Chief Scientist and VP of The Nature Conservancy. Lunch from La Veracruzana provided.

Next Soup, Salad and Soul , Friday, Oct. 6, Noon-1 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Join this soulful conversation every Friday at noon over delicious homemade vegetarian soup and salad prepared by student cooks. 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, Oct. 6, 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 p.m. by a gourmet vegetarian dinner. All students are welcome.

Jummah Prayer and Lunch , Friday, Oct. 6, 12:10 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

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

Change Ringing Area Meeting , October 7-9, Mendenhall CPA Bell Tower

Did you know that Smith College has a ring of Change Ringing Bells (traditional English bells) located in Mendenhall? Over fall break, October 7-9, there will be an area meeting of change ringers on campus. All are welcome to stop by and see what it is about throughout the weekend. If you want to learn how to ring, stop by on Saturday, Oct. 7, between 10 a.m. and noon and Monday, Oct. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. For the full schedule, visit https://goo.gl/GzsFz6 For more information, contact Hannah Durrant at hdurrant@smith.edu and Anne Wilbiralske at awibiralske@smith.edu.

The Benefits of Taking Risks

Entrepreneur and author Diane Hessan—the former CEO of Boston’s Startup Institute—will address the rewards and benefits of risk-taking in a talk highlighting the dedication of Smith’s Jill Ker Conway Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. The event will take place in the Carroll Room of the Campus Center.


10/03/2017 Digest


Seeking Spirits for the Annual Haunting on Elm Street , Thursday, Oct. 26, 5-10:30 p.m., Alumnae House

Ever wanted to become a ghoul for a night? Jump out of the shadows to scare the wits out of someone?? Here's your chance to help haunt the Alumnae House. The Office Alumnae Relations and friends will 'haunt' the house on Thursday, Oct. 26, and we're seeking cast members. No acting experience necessary. Just a willingness to get into costume and makeup, and spend a few hours jumping from the shadows. Cast members needed from 5 to 10:30 p.m. (dinner, makeup/dressing, haunting). Contact Amy Moscaritolo at amoscaritolo@smith.edu to learn more about available spirits... er, roles! To see just how much fun you'll have, visit https://youtu.be/5wMAvyizLsQ

$1 Million Fund Announced to Help Dreamers: Applications Due Oct. 5

In the wake of the rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Mission Asset Fund (MAF), a 501c3 aimed at building a fair financial marketplace for all, is stepping in with a solution available nationwide: scholarships to help Dreamers renew their DACA status. Dreamers whose DACA expires before March 5th can apply before October 5th to have their work authorization renewed. For those who are eligible for renewal but can’t afford the $495 application fee, MAF will provide 2,000 Dreamers scholarships of $495 to renew their DACA status. For more information, visit http://www.LC4DACA.org or talk to the ISSO.

Registration Deadlines , September 27 and October 13

Wednesday, Sept. 27, is the last day to add a full-semester Smith course. Friday, Oct. 13, is the last day to drop a Five College course or full semester Smith course without using a free drop. To add or drop by these deadlines signatures of the instructor, adviser, and class dean are required on the add and drop form. Please see the registrar's office website for all registration dates and deadlines https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/registrar/dates-deadlines

Global Salon: Screening/Discussion of 'Pantalones a la Luna' , Tuesday, Oct. 3, 4:30 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

The Lewis Global Studies Center will be screening Pantalones a la Luna (2013), a documentary by Paula García-Pozuelo Ahijón, created to reveal the hidden atrocities of the Spanish Civil War. Professor Reyes Lázaro and Haley Barravecchia '18, Translation Studies Concentrator, will discuss their project of co-translating and co-subtitling the film into English.

Translation Studies Concentration , Wednesday, Oct. 4, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

A successful translation is more than a mechanical transfer of meaning from one language to another, no matter how advanced the technology. Context, history, culture, ethical considerations, logic, rhetoric and politics all need to be considered and taken into account. Translation is that space where language, culture, history, politics and incommensurable difference all collide and sometimes cohere to make sense. At a time of intensive globalization, when cultures and languages seek common understanding, one could argue that it is an indispensable discipline. Pizza will be served to the first 25 students to come to this informational meeting.

Gallery Talks: 'Plants of Pompeii' With Artist Victoria I , Tuesday, Oct. 3, Noon and 7 p.m., Lyman Plant House

In this gallery talk, Victoria I discusses her experiences working with Wilhelmina Jashemski as well as the process of creating the illustrations, working with botanist Frederick Meyer at the U. S. National Arboretum and botanist Massimo Riccardi in Naples. Victoria I entered the world of ancient Rome by collaborating with Bettina Bergmann, professor at Mount Holyoke College, on reconstructing Roman domestic architecture. For more information, visit https://www.smith.edu/garden/event/gallery-talk-plants-of-pompeii-with-artist-victoria-i

CSO Community Ed Lunch: Ways to Support Those in Need , Wednesday, Oct. 4, Noon-1 p.m., Jandon Center, Wright

Interested in volunteering in the surrounding community? Join us for lunch (gluten-free option available!) and learn about the Friends of Hampshire County Homeless and the MANNA Soup Kitchen. If you have any questions call the Community Service Office (CSO) at ext. 3060 or email cso@smith.edu.

'Activism in Contested Societies: Lessons from Northern Ireland' , Tuesday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

This talk is presented by Avila Kilmurray, an activist and peacemaker. She is a co-founder and active member of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition, a party to Northern Ireland's 1998 power-sharing agreement. From 1994-2014, she was director of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, an independent charitable grant-making organization whose mission is "to drive social change.” She is a consultant to the Social Change Initiative (Belfast). She will address how local activists can build positive social change despite divisions. This public lecture is free. Sponsored by Jandon Center for Community Engagement with the Community Foundation of Western MA.

Music in the Noon Hour , Wednesday, Oct. 4, 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Joel Pitchon, violin and Clifton J. Noble perform Fiddle in the City, a ‘noir’ jazz violin and piano sonata by Clifton J. Noble. Free and open to the public.

'Circadian Timing in Adolescents in the Context of 21st-Century Lifestyle' , Thursday, Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Mary A. Carskadon, PhD, professor, psychiatry and human behavior, The Alpert Medical School of Brown University, director, Chronobiology and Sleep Research, EP Bradley Hospital, will offer a public lecture on her research into the sleep cycles of teens. Dr. Carskadon is an expert in sleep and circadian rhythms of children, adolescents, and young adults. She is currently investigating how sleep influences food choices in teens and how to create "smart lighting" that can improve academic outcomes in our schools.

Information Session: National Theatre Institute and Academie Dell'Arte , Wednesday, Oct. 4, 4:15 p.m., Green Room, Mendenhall

Learn about the semester-long credit-earning theater intensives at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, recipient of two Tony Awards and the National Medal of Arts. Come meet NTI program rep Brittany Ayers to learn about NTI's six programs. The Academie Dell'Arte will also be present at this event to share information about their programs.

Participate in the Sustainable Office Certification Program

Campus Sustainability is launching the Sustainable Office Certification program. The purpose of this program is to recognize and support offices that are engaging in environmentally sustainable practices, and to engage staff in the college’s sustainability goals. The certification is made up of three levels of sustainable behaviors and practices. At the completion of each level the office receives a certificate of achievement. Members of participating offices can also attend monthly networking lunches and an end-of-year celebration. To learn more, email Emma Kerr (ekerr@smith.edu).

American Studies , Monday, Oct. 30, Noon, Wright Hall 238

Meet the faculty in the American Studies Program and learn more about the major. A pizza lunch will be provided.

Webinar: 'Drawdown- 60 Minutes' with Paul Hawken , Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1:15 p.m., CEEDS, Wright

Want to hear about climate change solutions? Join Drawdown Editor and Project Drawdown Executive Director Paul Hawken in a conversation with Security and Sustainability Forum Managing Director Edward Saltzberg and American Renewable Energy Institute Chairman and CEO Chip Comins. Produced by the Security and Sustainability Forum which convenes global experts to address the impacts to society from climate and other disruptions to natural systems.

October 4 Is Next Emergency Notification System Test; Make Updates No Later than Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 5 p.m.

Campus Police will test the college’s emergency notification system at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Any changes to your emergency contact information should be made by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3. To receive emergency messages via cell phone, text or voice, please update your information. Students and employees can log in to the Smith Portal at http://www.smith.edu/tara/. When the portal page opens, click on BannerWeb and update your emergency contact information.

Webinar: 'Cities Taken by Storm--Hurricanes and Urban Sustainability' , Wednesday, Oct. 4, 12:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Presented by Dr. Michael Neuman, University of Westminster. Part of the National Climate Seminar series hosted by Bard College's Center for Environmental Policy. Lunch provided. Hosted by CEEDS and the Environmental Science and Policy Program.

Program for the Study of Women and Gender Major and Minor , Thursday, Oct. 26, Noon, Campus Center 103/4

Meet our faculty and find out about study abroad opportunities and the great courses offered. SWG majors will be there to answer questions.

Information Session: MBA , Wednesday, Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Interested in pursuing an MBA, but unsure about semantics (i.e. when to apply, qualities of a successful application, etc.)? Join admissions representatives from Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Columbia Business School and MIT Sloan to learn about what an MBA can do for you. Each will speak about their respective programs and then take your questions. Students of all majors are encouraged to attend. Buffet dinner will be offered. Cosponsored by Smithies in Business and the Conway Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center. For more information, visit https://www.smith.edu/academics/conway-center

'Free the Facts' Presentation , Tuesday, Oct. 3, 5-6:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

The Smith College Bipartisan Coalition will be hosting a nonpartisan organization called Free the Facts. Free the Facts comes to college campuses to educate students on policies that directly affect them. The policy being presented on Tuesday is Social Security and the presentation and discussion will be led by policy experts Tom Church and Dr. Lindsay Hayes. Free Chipotle dinner will be served at the event, and there will also be a $100 Amazon gift card raffle.

Ancient Studies Minor , Tuesday, Oct. 31, Noon, Dewey Philosophy Lounge

A pizza lunch will be provided.

Wellness Focus Group: 'Increasing Globality and Intersectionality' , Thursday, Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m., Classroom, Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

Wellness Services is interested in making our services more accessible to all international students and also students of color both domestic and international. We are interested in hearing your ideas about how to make this dream a reality. Chinese and Indian food will be served. Vegetarian options will be provided. First 25 persons to RSVP will get a seat. Please only RSVP if you are sure you can attend. To RSVP, visit https://goo.gl/forms/GQp0cgjcABtd3thm1 no later than Wednesday, Oct. 4, at noon. An email will be sent to you to confirm your place.

Honoring Smith Athletes

This year's inductees in the Smith Pioneers Hall of Fame will be honored at a ceremony Saturday, Oct. 14. The honorees include alumnae from five different decades, from as early as 1949 and as recently as 2005.


10/02/2017 Digest


Picker Semester in Washington Program

The government department offers a Picker Semester-in-Washington program designed to give students an opportunity to participate in political processes and study the operation of public institutions. Intended for first-semester juniors and seniors with appropriate backgrounds in social sciences, it runs from June through December. Open to sophomores and juniors in all majors. Students interested in public policy, foreign policy, and international relations, are encouraged to apply. Fourteen credits are awarded. Directors are Professors Brent Durbin and Donald Baumer. Applications available in Wright 226 and on the department website. Deadline: Friday, November 3.


09/28/2017 Digest


'Leadership for Rebels' Workshop with Rachel Simmons Continues , Monday, Oct. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Leadership for Rebels Workshop with Rachel Simmons: What’s the Worst that Could Happen? Can you live with that? This is about trying new things, being curious, going where you haven’t gone before, facing down something unpredictable. Learn about conflict resolution and communication; standing up for yourself; owning your voice; speaking your truth; working on relationships that matter to you. No registration required. Free dinner included.

Six-Week Motivational Group Facilitated by Office of Disabilities and Counseling Services , Thursday, Sept. 28, 3 p.m.

Get support, develop skills and strategies to help you cope and manage ADHD.

Register Now for Kids Night Out , Friday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m., ITT

Support the Smith College Athletics Department by dropping your child(ren) off for the evening in the ITT and going out for the evening. Athletes will entertain your child with games, swimming (Dependent on lifeguard availability), crafts, etc. Cost is $18 for the first child, $8 for the second child if registered by Thursday, September 28th. $20 for the first child and $9 for the second child for drop-ins the day of the event. Please contact Katie Moore, kmoore@smith.edu, 413-585-4986 with questions or for a registration form.

Projects for Peace Information Session , Friday, Sept. 29, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Inspired by the late Kathryn W. Davis, the Projects for Peace program is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2018. The projects judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000 each. Come learn more about this great opportunity! Visit out website to learn more at https://www.smith.edu/academics/lewis-gsc/davis-projects.

'Translation Everywhere: Why Translation Matters' , Thursday, Sept. 28, 4:30 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Celebrate International Translation Day with a conversation with Cristiano Mazzei, director of translator and interpreter training in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at UMassAmherst and with our own Smith College Translation concentrators.

Environmental Concentrations , Wednesday, Oct. 4, 12:15 p.m., CEEDS, Wright

The environmental concentrations let students engage in an interdisciplinary exploration of the many issues involved in the topics of sustainable food and climate change. Find out more, get your questions answered, and meet some of the other people in the concentrations! A tasty lunch will be provided.

'Culturally Responsive Teaching in STEM' - Teaching Arts Luncheon Led by Dr. Kelly Mack , Friday, Sept. 29, Noon, Carroll Room, Campus Center

Kelly Mack is the vice president for undergraduate STEM education at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and executive director of its Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), which now serves as the center for STEM higher education reform. Prior to joining AAC&U, Mack was senior program director for National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE Program while on loan from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), where, as a professor of biology, she taught courses in physiology and endocrinology for 17 years. Lunch will be provided for first 100 attendees. For more info. about this and other Sherrerd Teaching Arts Luncheons, visit https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/sherrerd-center/lunches

First Mystery Map of Fall 2017 from the Spatial Analysis Lab; Submissions Due , September 30

The highly anticipated spatial puzzle is here! Have a guess at the new Mystery Map from the Spatial Analysis Lab. http://www.science.smith.edu/sal/2017/09/13/first-mystery-map-of-the-2017-2018-academic-year/ Submissions accepted through September 30.

Next DBT Skills Group , Tuesday, Oct. 3, 4:30-6 p.m., Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

Develop skills to improve emotional and interpersonal health. Learn mindfulness, regulation of emotions, distress tolerance, and emotional effectiveness. Weekly group, Tuesdays 4:30 - 6 p.m. at the Schacht Center. Facilitated by Valri Bromfield. Call 413-585-2840 or email counselingservices@smith.edu for more info or to register.

Karl Donfried: '500th Anniversary of the Reformation and Christian Unity in a Global Society' , Thursday, Sept. 28, 5 p.m., Seelye 106

The 500th anniversary of the Martin Luther's Reformation in 2017 has taken a strikingly different tone from previous celebrations. The opportunities and challenges facing Christianity in today's global society have caused both the Lutheran and Roman Catholic Churches to view this anniversary as a call to unity. Smith Professor Emeritus of Religion, Karl Donfried, a member of the International Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity will speak about how this year's anniversary of the Reformation has affected the current discourse on Christian unity in a global society.

Sage Chamber Music Society: Kathleen Tagg/Andrew Petersen Piano Duo, 'Where Worlds Collide' , Sunday, Oct. 1, 3 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Drawing from the rich sonic tapestries of classical music, and the nuances of South African jazz and indigenous musics from southern Africa, this duo explores diverse realms of possibilities within the sound world of the piano, with performances of original compositions and works by iconic South African jazz composers. Free and open to the public.

Party on the Porch! Welcome to the New Kahn , Thursday, Sept. 28, 4:30-6 p.m., 21 Henshaw Ave.

All are invited to a party on the wrap-around porch to help celebrate the Kahn Institute's new location at 21 Henshaw Ave. (across from Henshaw Complex), featuring music, great Smith friends, full bar, and our new "Kahntail," including an apple garnish from our blossoming tree in the yard. Drop in for a sip or stay the whole way. The Welcome to the New Kahn party kicks off a monthly series of Happy Hours on the Kahn porch (as weather indulges), on Thursdays, Oct. 19, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7, always 4:30-6 p.m. https://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute/news.php

Spanish & Portuguese Study Abroad Information Meeting , Thursday, Sept. 28, 5 p.m., Dewey Common Room

For those students interested in studying in a Spanish or Portuguese speaking country for one semester or a full year. Refreshments will be served.

Win a Signed Copy of 'Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries'; Tell Us Your Favorite Word by , Monday, Oct. 2

Are you fascinated by words? Dictionary writer and self-professed "word nerd" Kory Behny Stamper '96 became hooked on language at Smith. Submit your favorite word to https://goo.gl/WsJKVE and explain why you like it by noon on Oct. 2 for a chance to win a signed copy of "Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries." Sponsored by the Friends of the Smith College Libraries and the Mortimer Rare Book Collection. Stamper presents this year's McGrath Lecture, "In Humility, Knowledge: One Smithie's Journey into our Wild, Lascivious Language" on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumnae House Conference Hall.

'The New Bestiary: Systematic Genetic and Genomic Analysis Revealing Mechanisms of Skeletogenesis and Variation' , Monday, Oct. 2, 4:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Matthew Harris, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, Children's Hospital Boston, will present this talk which is part of the Fall 2017 Mary Elizabeth Dickason King M.D. Annual Lecture Series in the Life Sciences in Memory of Professor Howard Parshley. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served at 4:15 p.m.; talk to begin at 4:30 p.m. Visit http://www.smith.edu/biology/events.php for the full schedule.

President's All Staff Forum , Monday, Oct. 2, 3 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

All staff are invited and encouraged to attend to receive information and updates from President McCartney and members of the administration, as well as to participate in discussion with the presenters.

Volunteer with the Food Recovery Network , Sunday, Oct. 1

The Food Recovery team meets in the Cutter-Ziskind dining hall on Sundays at 3:50 p.m. and begins the recovery route at 4 p.m. FRN diverts campus food waste by collecting and donating leftovers to MANNA Soup Kitchen. Email foodrecovery@smith.edu if you would like to volunteer this Sunday, if you have any questions, or if would like to join the mailing list.

Next Weekly Outdoor Adventure Excursions , Sept. 26 and 28, 4 p.m., Boathouse

Savor autumn in New England by attending biweekly Outdoor Adventure recreation trips. Explore the Pioneer Valley with skilled trip leaders Noa Randall and Lauren Stanley. Tuesday cycling trip routes are usually 10-40 miles dependent on the skill level of the group. Road bikes are provided to attendees that can't bring their own. Transportation is also provided to the trailheads for Thursday local hiking trips. Trips leave at 4 p.m. from the boathouse and return by 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://goo.gl/e2A1by

Yom Kippur at Smith College , Saturday, Sept. 30, 10-11 a.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Smith' Jewish student adviser, Rabbi Rhonda Shapiro-Rieser will hold a contemplative space from 10 to 11 a.m. Anyone is welcome join and take time out of the day for reflective silence.

Next Soup, Salad and Soul , Friday, Sept. 29, Noon-1 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Join this soulful conversation every Friday at noon over delicious homemade vegetarian soup and salad prepared by student cooks. 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, Sept. 29, 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 p.m. by a gourmet vegetarian dinner. All students are welcome.

Jummah Prayer and Lunch , Friday, Sept. 29, 12:10 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

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

Weekly Meditation , Monday, Oct. 2, 5 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend weekly Monday meditation with Ruth Ozeki. This will be a simple, relaxed, silent practice of sitting meditation, using chairs or floor cushions. Meditation instruction is offered at the beginning of the meeting, so beginners are always welcome, and there is time for questions and dialogue. Ruth Ozeki is a novice Zen priest in the Soto Zen lineage. The meditation, draws on Zen forms; is secular, inclusive and non-denominational. Ozeki is the author of several novels, including A "Tale for the Time Being" and is a professor of creative writing at Smith.

Academic Success Workshop: 'Handling the Reading Load' , Tuesday, Oct. 3, Noon, Jacobson Center, Seelye 307

This one-hour workshop will focus on skills and strategies to enhance reading comprehension and speed. Workshop will emphasize active reading and recall, applicable to all subjects.

Mindful Mondays: Sit, Eat and Talk to Us , Monday, Oct. 2, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Mindful Mondays includes free food, short contemplative exercises, and conversations about navigating the demands of this rigorous institution while sustaining a rich inner life. This week's topic: "Navigating Smith as a First Gen Student," is hosted by students Destiny Wiley-Yancy '20, Haven Sandoval '20, Dionna Jenkins '20. Note that ALL students - not just First-Geners - are encouraged to attend. Co-sponsored by Jess Bacal and Matilda Cantwell. For more info visit http://www.smith.edu/cwl

Exhibition on the Art of Honoré Sharrer; Opening , Friday, Sept. 29, Museum of Art

"A Dangerous Woman: Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer." Honoré Sharrer's rise in the art world was meteoric. Starting at the tender age of nineteen and throughout her twenties, she was included in major exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, which already included one of her paintings in its collection. This is the first exhibition to fully reveal the formidable voice of this female artist. With equal part wit, seduction, and bite, her work presents a potent and often unsettling critique of the conventions

Student Picks Exhibition: 'Psychic Playgrounds' by Chloe Hou '20 , Thursday, Sept. 28, 4-8 p.m., Cunningham Center, Museum of Art

Stop by the Cunningham Center at the museum of art this Thursday for the first Student Picks exhibition of the semester! Curated by Chloe Hou '20, "Psychic Playgrounds: Reshaping Reality" explores themes of distortion, perception, dislocation, and fantasy. Student Picks is now part of SCMA's new Thursday Late Nights programming. September's show will be accompanied by a mocktail party/student preview of the special exhibition "A Dangerous Woman: The Art of Honoré Sharrer." Although the Sharrer program is for Smithies only, Student Picks will be open to all from 4-8 p.m.

Exhibition Opening for Students + Mocktail Party , Thursday, Sept. 28, 6-7:30 p.m., Museum of Art

Smith students are invited to the Smith College Museum of Art for mocktails with a surreal twist at the exclusive student preview for the special exhibition "A Dangerous Woman: The Art of Honoré Sharrer." Bring your friends and enjoy open galleries, music, giveaways, and more. Free for Smith students. For more information, visit https://www.smith.edu/artmuseum/Events/Student-Events

People News

A literary knighthood, scientific research grants and career promotions are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.


09/26/2017 Digest


New Paintings by Gwen Strahle , M-F, Through September 29, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oresman Gallery, Hillyer

Gwen Strahle paints objects and still-lifes from observation and from memory. Her new body of work explores color and light through the eye of the water glass, and through her memory of gemstones. The artist utilizes these to conjure two different ways of experiencing the luminosity of objects. The gems remain singular, while the water glasses radiate into the larger still-lifes. Both approaches seek out treasure in their context. Strahle has exhibited in galleries and museums across the country. She shows her paintings with Zeuxis, an association of still-life painters.

Book Talk with Marilyn Schuster: 'A Queer Love Story--The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Robout' , Wednesday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m., Seelye 106

Marilyn Schuster, professor emerita in the study of women and gender, will present a reading of her new book, "A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout" (U of British Columbia Press). The Times Literary Supplement called "A Queer Love Story" “a superb collection of letters richly descriptive of the lives and rights of gay people before and during the AIDS crisis in North America.” The Toronto Star reviewer wrote “It’s one of history’s all-time great love stories.” Gayle Pemberton and Susan Van Dyne will read letters with commentary by Schuster. Books will be available for purchase.

Susan Van Dyne: 'Excavating Queerness in Alison Bechdel's Fun Home' , Tuesday, Sept. 26, 5 p.m., Seelye 106

Alison Bechdel's award-winning graphic memoir Fun Home tells the double story of her own and her father's queer sexuality. Writing and drawing the book took Bechdel 7 years. Susan Van Dyne excavates the drafts of Fun Home, now held by the Sophia Smith Collection, to reveal Bechdel's creative process for narrating queerness.

Fall Career Fair , Thursday, Sept. 28, 3:30-6 p.m., ITT

Meet with recruiters from over 65 corporate and non-profit organizations to discuss a broad range of internships, full-time jobs and graduate/professional school opportunities. For a full list of participating organizations, visit https://goo.gl/i8crLy Bring copies of your resume; Attire is business casual. Hosted by the Lazarus Center for Career Development. Need help preparing? Attend our Prepping for Career Fairs workshop on Thursday, Sept. 21, noon-1 p.m. in Campus Center 205.

Sociology Major and Minor , Wednesday, Sept. 27, Noon, Dewey Common Room

Meet the faculty in the Department of Sociology and learn more about the Sociology Major and Minor. Lunch will be provided.

Weekly Wellness Open Hours Beginning , Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1-4 p.m., 2nd Floor, Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

De-stress or just take a break from work for fun passive programming with a friend or by yourself: play a few board games, do some adult coloring, make a stress-ball, etc. No appointment necessary for these weekly Wednesday open hours. Alternatively, you can make an open-hours appointment with Kris Mereigh, director of wellness, if you need help integrating wellness into your campus life or have questions about sex, sleep, sex, relationships, alcohol or other drugs, etc. For a private 30-minute appointment between 1-4 p.m., email kmereigh@smith.edu

Register Now for Professional Video Editing w/ Adobe Premiere Pro; Final Session , Friday, Sept. 29, 1:15-3:15 p.m., Media Production Center, Henshaw D, behind Chapel

Students: Develop core editing skills by attending hands-on training with Adobe Premiere Pro software, the high-performance video production product that accelerates workflow from editing, to encoding and final delivery. Instructor: Kate Lee, Senior Media Producer and certified Adobe and Apple Master Trainer. The final session will focus on color correction, multi-cam editing and export options. To register, visit https://goo.gl/forms/uxvrxBaqhOpsG4D62

Register Now for America Reads Tutoring Overview Training , September 27, Campus Center 003

All students with federal work-study are eligible to become America Reads Tutors helping children up to Grade 6 learn to read and write in local schools and agencies. If interested in this program, register for Overview Training Session via https://goo.gl/w5oH6H. More information regarding the tutoring program can be found on the Student Employment website under Work-Study by choosing the link to America Reads Tutoring. Jobs are listed there and on JobX.

Global Books: Translating 'Croatian War Nocturnal' , Tuesday, Sept. 26, 4 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

"Croatian War Nocturnal" is a fictionalized memoir of the wars in the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, told from the perspective of a Croatian Esperanto activist and teacher. Sebastian Schulman’s translation of the work was published this summer. The director of the translation fellowship program at the Yiddish Book Center and a frequent instructor of courses at Smith, he is a literary translator from Yiddish, Esperanto, and other languages.

'How to Do Well at the Investment Banking Interview' , Wednesday, Sept. 27, 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Olga Naumovich '98, managing director of investment banking at Goldman Sachs, will share insights and tips for acing the first-round and case interviews at the leading investment banking institutions recruiting at Smith College. Snacks provided. RSVP on the Smith Social Network. Sponsored by the Conway Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center. http://www.smith.edu/ciec

Sign Up for 'Bitcoin: A Lesson in Strategy and Business Models' , Wednesday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m., Amherst Works, 11 Amity St., Amherst

Gavin Andresen, chief scientist at Bitcoin, will speak about the challenges faced and opportunities realized by Bitcoin over the last decade. Offered in connection with the Rise@ Venture Consultant training program. Through a series of workshops and meetings, students will learn how to guide entrepreneurs through the process of (in)validating their business assumptions and strengthening their business foundation in order to progress towards investor readiness. Transportation provided by the Conway Center for first 11 students to sign up via the Smith Social Network.

Poetry Reading: Jessica Jacobs '02 and Nickole Brown , Tuesday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., Alumnae House

Jessica Jacobs' "Pelvis with Distance" (2015) “discovers a vibrant music rooted in portraiture.” Jacobs majored in English at Smith ('02) and currently serves as associate editor of the Beloit Poetry Journal. Nickole Brown aims to “knock poetry off its pedestal” and open readers to its multitude of possibilities. Brown's Fanny Says (2015) was named to Library Journal's list of Best Poetry Books of 2015. Jacobs & Brown live in Asheville, NC. 4 p.m. Q&A in the Poetry Center open to Smith community. 7:30 p.m. reading at Alumnae House Conference Hall. Free and open to the public.

Information Session for the Tibetan Studies in India and SITA Programs , Tuesday, Sept. 26, Noon, Campus Center 205

Come and learn about the Tibetan Studies in India Program at the Central University of Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, India (December 27, 2017-January 23, 2018) and the South India Term Abroad (SITA) Smith consortium program. You will meet Professors Jay Garfield and Nalini Bhushan who lead the trips. Learn about the course of studies in India, the application process and more. Bring your lunch, we will provide drinks.

ADHD Motivational Group Begins , Tuesday, Sept. 26, 3 p.m., Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

A practical hands-on group for individuals with ADHD. The group meets on Tuesdays for 6 weeks starting on 9/26/17 in the Counseling Center upstairs in Schacht Wellness. If interested please contact Jeannette Landrie, jlandrie@smith.edu and Elena Volpe, evolpe@smith.edu

Livestream: Introduction to Quantitative Careers in Finance , Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m.

The Smith College Investment Club, Conway Center, and 100Women in Finance will offer a live-streaming presentation focused on opportunities and careers in this sector of the finance industry. The title of the session is "High Frequency Traders and Proprietary Trading Firms." Link to meeting available on the Smith Social Network (only on day of event 15 minutes before start). For more information email ciec@smith.edu

Survivors' of Sexual Trauma Support Groups Wednesdays and Fridays Beginning , September 27 and 29

Survivors' of Sexual Trauma Support Group meets Wednesdays at 4:15-5:30 p.m. and Fridays 2:30-3:45 p.m. Facilitated by Michelle Marchese, LICSW. To pre-register with Counseling Services, call 413-585-2840. Open to new members through October 4 for Wednesday sessions and October 6 for Friday sessions.

Financing Life: Credit and Debt , Tuesday, Sept. 26, Noon, Campus Center 103/4

Managing credit and debt is tricky. Learn fundamental skills of credit and debt management with Professor Randy Bartlett during lunch! Topics from personal debt to student loans will be tackled. Free Lunch provided.

Meet and Greet Health Services , Wednesday, Sept. 27, 4 p.m., Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

Are you Pre-health? Are you a transfer or new student? Healthcare off-campus? Have questions about how insurance works or the wellness resources that are available to you as students? Yes, Then...come tour the Schacht Center and meet the Health Services counseling, medical and wellness staff. Learn about the services that we offer and how to access them and get connected. Prizes offered to attendees.

Growing Seeds: What's New at 'Meridians'

"Meridians," Smith’s pioneering journal of scholarship by and about women of color, begins the academic year with a new campus location, new editorial leadership and a new publisher.


09/21/2017 Digest


Weekly Grief Support Group Begins , Friday, Sept. 22, 2-3:15 p.m., Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

For students who have lost a friend or family member, consider participating in weekly grief support meetings. To register, call the Counseling Service at 413-585-2840 or email counselingservices@smith.edu

Try Out SmithScape, a New Campus Study Spaces App

Now that Neilson Library is closed, where am I going to study? Have you already asked yourself this question? The Libraries have a solution: SmithScape, a new app for Smithies! SmithScape helps students find places to study across campus that meet specific criteria, such as lighting and ambient noise, as well as the availability of amenities such as printers, whiteboards, outlets, and vending machines.The app is free and is available this fall at http://smithscape.smith.edu, as well as via the App Store for iOS https://goo.gl/qVSQtS An Android app is coming soon.

Open House for 'Meridians' , Friday, Sept. 22, 3 p.m., 18 Henshaw Ave., B2

"Meridians: feminism, race, and transnationalism" invites you to an informal open house. This is an opportunity to meet the editor, Ginetta Candelario, and editorial assistant, Leslie Marie Aguilar, in their new campus location. Tea, coffee, and refreshments will be provided.

Five College Opera Presents 'The Scarlet Professor' , September 23 and 24, Theatre 14, Mendenhall

Tickets are available for "The Scarlet Professor," a Five College Opera production that dramatizes the story of Newton Arvin, a Smith College literature professor arrested in 1960 for possessing male erotic photographs. The Saturday, Sept. 23, performance will be at 8 p.m., and the Sunday, Sept. 24, performance will be at 3 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.smith.edu/news/singing-the-story/

'Japanese Lacquer Art from the 16th to the 19th Century: Notable Collections in the U.S.' , Thursday, Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Free and open to the public; space limited. Monica Bincsik, assistant curator, Department of Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Followed by a post-lecture reception in the Brown Fine Arts Center Atrium, with book signing by the catalogue author and art collector. Explore the exhibition following the lecture—galleries are open until 7:45 p.m.

Artist Demonstration: 'The Art and Practice of Japanese Lacquer' , Friday, Sept. 22, 9-11 a.m., Hillyer L18

Free and open to the public; space limited. Gen Saratani, a Japanese lacquer artist and restorer, will demonstrate key components of the complex lacquer process that has been passed down through generations. Drop in at any time to meet the artist and see him at work.

Museum Volunteer Program---Be an MVP in the Education Department at SCMA , Museum of Art

Have an interest in community engagement, museums, and/or art? Sign up to support public and student programs throughout the year by staffing events or 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 Days, Second Fridays, Thursday Late Nights for Students, and other public programs for college and community audiences. Mandatory volunteer orientations will be offered in fall and spring semesters. To sign up, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MVPatSCMA

Register Now for Fall 2017 Staff and Faculty Workshops, Brought to You by HR

Human Resources Learning & Development is committed to continuous learning that goes beyond training. We offer professional development programs that give you the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills so you can make the most of your career at Smith. Visit http://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development for more information and workshop registration.

Register Now for 'Gentle and Restorative Yoga' or 'Walk and Box'

Enjoy a restorative break for your body and mind by attending Walk and Box on Tuesdays and Gentle and Restorative Yoga on Thursdays. It is not necessary to come to every session. You can go to one session, or all; come and go as you please. To register, visit http://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development.

Register Now for Guided Tour of the Athletics Center , Friday, Sept. 22, Noon, Ainsworth Gym

Have you ever wanted to take advantage of the athletic facilities on campus, but you didn’t know how? Join this tour to learn about the locker rooms, available classes, the pool, exercise machines, and more as you learn more about our athletic facilities. To register, visit http://www.smith.edu/about-smith/hr/learning-development

Info. Sessions: 2018-2019 Kahn Institute Long-Term Projects , September 25 and October 5, 5-6 p.m., 21 Henshaw Ave.

Next year's Kahn Institute long-term projects are "Food," organized by Nancy Sternbach, Spanish and Portuguese, and Paul Wetzel, CEEDS, and "Refugees," organized by Darcy Buerkle, History, and Gregory White, Government. Faculty and staff information sessions will both be held 5-6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, for "Refugees," and Thursday, Oct. 5, for "Food." The deadline to apply for both of these projects is Thursday, Oct. 19, at 11:45 p.m.. [Read Grecourt Gate story about the New Kahn at https://goo.gl/EmDmK4] . For an extended description of each project and to apply, visit https://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute/future.php

Apply Now for Gold Key! Due , Sunday, Sept. 24, midnight

Gold Key is an organization for tour guides at Smith College. Guides are volunteers, and give honest tours that reflect their own personal experiences; there is no script. Guides make all the difference in whether a student can picture themselves here, so their role cannot be overemphasized. Ultimately, Gold Keys choose to give tours because they love Smith, and want to tell other people why. The Fall Application is now open, and can be found by visiting https://goo.gl/forms/Mq8PNPkI4Y5PUwh33

Contact Improvisation Performance: "Causing it only a little..." , Friday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m., Crew House

A performance of contact omprovisation, titled "Causing it only a little...," with Chris Aiken, Angie Hauser, Nancy Stark Smith and others. Free and open to all.

Information Mtg: Tibetan Studies in India and SITA Programs , Tuesday, Sept. 26, Noon, Campus Center 205

Come and learn about the Tibetan Studies in India Program at the Central University of Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, India (December 27-January 23) and the South India Term Abroad (SITA) Smith consortium program. You will meet Professors Jay Garfield and Nalini Bhushan who lead the trips. Learn about the course of studies in India, the application process and more. Bring your lunch, we will provide drinks. An information session will also be held at Amherst College on Thursday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Pemberton Lounge, 108A Chapin Hall.

Seeking Student Artists for New Kahn Exhibit, Deadline Sept. 22

The Kahn Liberal Arts Institute, at 21 Henshaw Ave., seeks proposals for student creative work for a new project called the "Kahn Upstairs/Downstairs Project: a Changing Exhibition of Contemporary Student Work," using a second floor book nook, a small conference center, a landing hallway and other spaces, with flexibility. Interested students should first come to the Kahn to view the spaces. Proposals should be 500 words or fewer; images are welcome. There is a $100 budget for materials. Exhibitions will be publicized and each will include a gallery opening reception. Deadline for proposals is Friday, Sept. 22, to eweld@smith.edu.

Michelle Mondoux '98: 'Sex-Specific Responses to a High-Sugar Diet in C. elegans' , Monday, Sept. 25, 4:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Michelle A. Mondoux '98, assistant professor, College of the Holy Cross, will present this talk which is part of the Fall 2017 Mary Elizabeth Dickason King M.D. Annual Lecture Series in the Life Sciences in Memory of Professor Howard Parshley. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served at 4:15 p.m.; talk to begin at 4:30 p.m. Visit http://www.smith.edu/biology/events.php for the full schedule.

Stargazing , Thursday, Sept. 21, 8:30-9:30 p.m., McConnell Hall Roof

Come see stars, planets, and galaxies through the astronomy department's telescopes. All are welcome - please dress warmly. For further information or to check on weather conditions, contact Meg Thacher (mthacher@smith.edu, 585-3935).

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

Mindful Mondays includes free food, short contemplative exercises, and conversations about navigating the demands of this rigorous institution while sustaining a rich inner life. This week's topic: "Thriving at Smith with Strength, Resilience (and a Sense of Humor)." Hosted by Mariana Estrella Rivera, AC '16, Department Coordinator, Office of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity. Co-sponsored by Jessica Bacal, Director of Wurtele Center for Work & Life, and Matilda Cantwell, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life. Free lunch - no registration required. For more info visit, http://www.smith.edu/cwl

Apply Now for Grant for Fine Arts Supplies; Deadline Is , Friday, Sept. 22

All completed applications should be turned in to the Art Department office. Students can direct questions to Anne White at awhite@smith.edu. There is additional information on fine arts and other Smith Students' Aid Soceity grants at http://www.smith.edu//ssas.

Info. Session: Museum Grants of Up to $1,500 for Student Programs , Monday, Sept. 25, 12:15-1 p.m., Campus Center 204

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. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend this information session. Applications are due October 2. For more information, visit http://smith.edu/artmuseum/Education/Just-for-Students/Museum-Grants-for-Student-Programs

Info. Session: Panama J-Term Course , Friday, Sept. 22, Noon, Sabin-Reed 220

Come learn more at an information session on a J-term course: Brains, Behavior, and Evolution: An Integrative Field Course in Panama. Deadline to apply is October 2nd.

Admission Fall Preview Is , Saturday, Sept. 23

The Office of Admission will hold Fall Preview, a half-day visit program that introduces high school students and their parents to Smith. Registration is at Scott Gym starting at 8 a.m.; panels and presentations take place in Sage Hall and Wright Hall. For more information about this program and other Preview events throughout the year, visit https://www.smith.edu/admission-aid/visit-programs

Debunking Myths and Stigma Around Accessing Mental Health Services on Smith Campus , Thursday, Sept. 21, 4 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Want to learn more about accessing mental health services on smith campus? Want to debunk some mental health accessibility myths, meet some of our mental health providers and learn about the college's vision for mental health services on Smith campus moving forward? Then... Come, listen and ask your questions to our distinguished panelists: Kris Evans, associate director of counseling services; Jamie Daniels, diversity and inclusion doctoral fellow; Amber Zinni, ounseling Intern; and Suki Hartsell Dupont '20. Incentives: First-years get credit towards the First Year Experience. All other students entered into wellness raffle for a big prize.

Upper College Lane Closed , Friday, Sept. 22, 7 a.m.-noon

A large concrete pump truck will be staged on Upper College Lane in the vicinity of the SR loading dock to pump concrete into the new boardwalk footings for access from the Dance Studio to the lawn along Paradise Pond. Access to the SR dock will be maintained from either direction.

Soup, Salad and Soul , Friday, Sept. 22, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Join this soulful conversation every Friday at noon over delicious homemade vegetarian soup and salad prepared by student cooks. 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 , September 25, 5 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend weekly Monday meditation with Ruth Ozeki. This will be a simple, relaxed, silent practice of sitting meditation, using chairs or floor cushions. Meditation instruction is offered at the beginning of the meeting, so beginners are always welcome, and there is time for questions and dialogue. Ruth Ozeki is a novice Zen priest in the Soto Zen lineage. The meditation, draws on Zen forms; is secular, inclusive and non-denominational. Ozeki is the author of several novels, including A "Tale for the Time Being" and is a professor of creative writing at Smith.

Jummah Prayer and Lunch , Friday, Sept. 22, 12:10 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

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

Smith Jewish Community Shabbat , Friday, Sept. 22, 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 6:00 p.m. by a gourmet vegetarian dinner. All students are welcome.

Carillon Open Tower , Saturday, Sept. 23, 1-2 p.m., College Hall

The Smith College Carillon Guild invites the Smith community to visit the third floor of College Hall to the carillon room (at the top of the main staircase) to see Smith's 47-bell carillon, ask questions, and get an opportunity to ring the bells.

A More Sustainable Smith

Reusable dining ware, an experiment with eco-friendly pavement and a new action plan for addressing climate change—these are just some of the ways Smith is working to be more sustainable this year.


09/19/2017 Digest


CSO Community Service Fair , Tuesday, Sept. 19, 4-5:15 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Are you looking for a chance to volunteer your time and improve your community? The Community Service Office (CSO) is hosting a meet-and-greet with local non-profit organizations looking for student volunteers. Come to the Campus Center Carroll Room and learn about community service opportunities through the CSO, mingle with agency representatives, and enjoy pizza and tasty treats. If you have any questions call the CSO at ext. 2793 or email cso@smith.edu.

Learn About Tutor Placements at the Community Service Office Lunch , Wednesday, Sept. 20, Noon-1 p.m., Jandon Center, Wright 013

The Community Service Office (CSO) is hosting its first Community Education lunch of the year. Representatives from Springfield Schools Volunteers and Kensington International School in Springfield and Homework House After-School Program in Holyoke will be providing information about their programs to prospective volunteers. Pizza, salad and gluten-free options will be provided. Positions are America Reads/Federal Work Study eligible and transportation is provided to Homework House and Kensington placements. For more information, contact the CSO at cso@smith.edu or ext. 2793.

Volunteer with the CSO's First Short-Term Project at Gardening the Community , Saturday, Sept. 23, 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Gardening the Community (GTC) is an intersectional food justice organization based in Springfield, MA. GTC focuses on youth development, community building, and growing good food. We will be volunteering on Saturday, Sept. 23, 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (on site 9-noon). Transportation is provided but is limited. The event will take place outdoors and tasks will include weeding, planting, harvesting, and other gardening activities. Sunscreen and bug spray are provided. Please bring water and a snack if you need either. To sign up, go to https://goo.gl/forms/hfN805YYnpRj5ATE2. Email ewhittier@smith.edu for more information. This short-term project is sponsored by the Community Service Office (CSO).

Wendy Pearlman: 'We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled--Voices from Syria' , Tuesday, Sept. 19, 5 p.m., Seelye 106

Professor Wendy Pearlman of Northwestern University will give a public lecture based on her widely acclaimed new book, "We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria." Described by the New York Times as “essential reading in the emerging body of literary reportage from Syria in English,” Pearlman’s oral histories give us important new insight into the human costs of Syria’s violent conflict. Books will be available at her lecture for purchase and for author signing. The event is free and open to the public.

Textbook Assistance for Students on Financial Aid

If you are on financial aid and your textbooks cost more than $400, you may apply for textbook assistance. To request an application, email the Student Financial Services Office.

Ushers Needed: 'The Scarlet Professor' , September 23-24, Theatre 14, Mendenhall

Usher for the world premiere of "The Scarlet Professor" opera and receive free tickets in exchange for volunteering. Email the box office (boxoffice@smith.edu) to sign up and plan to arrive 45 minutes before the show. Performances are September 15, 16 and 23 at 8 p.m., Sept 17 and 24 at 3 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.smith.edu/smitharts

'Empowered Voices' Dinner Launch , Tuesday, Sept. 19, 4-6 p.m., Dewey Common Room

The Office of Disability Services & Jess Bacal invite you to 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 will continue to be held in Dewey several Tuesdays throughout the year from 4 - 6 p.m. For more info, visit http://www.smith.edu/cwl or email jolsen@smith.edu. Free dinner - no registration required.

Poetry Reading by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra , Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Poetry Center, Wright

Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, one of the most influential English-language poets currently alive in India and author of seven volumes of poetry, reads from his work. Mehrotra's poems have appeared in anthologies in India and abroad. He has received a Homi Bhabha Fellowship and a PEN translation fellowship; been a visiting writer at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop; and enjoyed residencies at Yaddo and at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center. His poetry and essays have been published in many of the leading literary magazines around the world. Sponsored by the South Asia Concentration, the Poetry Center and the Lecture Committee.

IT Service Center Support Extended Until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays

The IT Service Center (ITSC) will be extending telephone and email support until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. You can contact the ITSC by calling 413-585-4487 or emailing 4ITS@smith.edu The ITSC provides walk-in support during the college's regular business hours, in Stoddard Hall, room 203. General information on IT services can also be found by going to the ITS Home page http://www.smith.edu/its.

Arvind Mehrotra: 'The Secret Lives of Archives' , Wednesday, Sept. 20, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

Archives may appear to be dead things, but once they begin to talk there’s no stopping them: an unknown professor at an Indian university writes a review in 1937, but he does not publish anything else and is completely forgotten; an Indian poet, who is very well known, leaves behind a notebook and a handful of letters, revealing a hitherto unsuspected side to him. What do these documents tell us about the people connected to them? A lecture by Arvind Mehrotra. Sponsored by the South Asia and Archives Concentrations and the Lecture Committee.

Rosh Hashanah at Smith College , Wednesday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

The Erev Rosh Hashanah service will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20th at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel, followed by a special kosher dinner at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumnae House Conference Room. On Thursday, September 21st, Rosh Hashanah services begin at 10:00 a.m. Lunch will be available in the Bodman Lounge (Chapel lower level) immediately following services. Tashlich will take place at Paradise Pond during lunch. Services will be led by Smith’s Jewish Student Adviser, Rabbi Rhonda Shapiro-Rieser. All are welcome!

Meet the 2018 Medalists

Four extraordinary alumnae will receive the Smith College Medal next spring, in recognition of their contributions to their communities and the world. The 2018 medalists, announced at a Wednesday, Sept. 13, faculty meeting, are advertising executive Rochelle “Shelly” Braff Lazarus ’68, psychologist Ann Stringfellow Masten ’73, art museum leader Rebecca Rabinow ’88 and computer science advocate Kimberly Scott ’91.

Financing Life Series Begins , Tuesday, Sept. 19, Noon, Campus Center Carroll Room

Join economics professor Randy Bartlett for this introduction to the basics of mastering the management of your money, so that your money doesn't control you. Learn to finance the life you want to lead. First in seven-week series: Introduction and Basics. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Conway Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center. http://www.smith.edu/ciec

Information Session: House Sustainability Challenge , Wednesday, Sept. 20, Noon, Campus Center 003

The House Sustainability Challenge is part of Smith College’s efforts to integrate environmentally sustainable practices into institutional operations. Teams from houses across the campus are invited to develop programs that promote scalable, sustainable practices that can be adopted or implemented by houses campus-wide. Learn more about the challenge and key dates from Challenge sponsors while enjoying lunch (provided). Sponsors: the Conway Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center http://www.smith.edu/ciec), the Office of Campus Sustainability and the Design Thinking Initiative.

Sign Up for 9/23 World Maker Faire Sponsored Trip by , Wednesday, Sept. 20, 4 p.m.

The Conway Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center http://www.smith.edu/ciec) and the Design Thinking Initiative are sponsoring a trip to the World Maker Faire held at the New York Hall of Science (Queens) on Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sign up by RSVPing to the event listing on the Smith Social Network. Transportation and event ticket provided. $20 refundable deposit due by Wednesday Sept. 20. Space is limited and filling fast; reserve your spot today.

Innovation Challenge Information Session , Tuesday, Sept. 19, 4 p.m., Campus Center 204

The Innovation Challenge Program on “Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity” is currently accepting applications. This competitive funding opportunity will support innovative projects that promote inclusion and strengthen our community, especially ideas to advance inclusion and belonging in student houses. Proposals can come from students, staff and faculty, individually or in groups. At this information session, committe members will review proposal guidelines and answer questions about the application process. Snacks provided.

SCMA Student Member Welcome Gathering and Info Session , Wednesday, Sept. 20, Noon, Museum of Art

All students are welcome to stop by to learn more about SCMA student membership We’ll have freebies, program registration, membership perks, candy, giveaways, and more! Student Membership is important; it is a wonderful way to support the Museum and have fun! Interested? SCMAmembers@smith.edu or http://www.smith.edu/artmuseum.

Staff and Faculty of Color Reception , Tuesday, Sept. 19, 5-7 p.m., Amherst Room, Campus Center, UMassAmherst

Join other faculty and staff of color from the Five Colleges for food, drink, and socialize. For more details, contact Carole Aleman at caleman@fivecolleges.edu or visit http://www.umass.edu/events/five-college-faculty-and-staff.

Study Abroad Fair , Tuesday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Chapin Lawn

The College's annual study abroad fair will give students the opportunity to get information about study abroad opportunities from representatives from dozens of study abroad programs and host institutions on the College's list of approved programs. Providers will be present from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Rain location is Davis Ballroom.

Stock Up Sale--Smith College Bookstore , September 19 and 20, Campus Center, Lower Level

Take 25% off Champion, League, headwear, drink-ware, notebooks, binders and portfolios. Stop by the store for the entire event products and details. Located Lower level at the Campus Center.

President's Open Hour , Tuesday, Sept. 19, 4-5 p.m., President's Office, College Hall

President McCartney welcomes Smith students, faculty and staff members, to stop by her office to discuss college issues and projects during open hour.


09/18/2017 Digest


Dorit Rabinyan: 'Forbidden Love--Why Literature (Still) Matters' , Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Dorit Rabinyan is a leading voice in contemporary Hebrew fiction. She was at the center of a political uproar in Israel when the Ministry of Education banned her 2014 novel "All the Rivers" from the national high school curriculum. She will speak at Smith about the controversy, and how literature matters even more in an ideological age.

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