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The U.S. President and Immigration Law
Yale professor Cristina Rodríguez will open Smith College’s 2019-20 Presidential Colloquium series with a talk on “The President, Immigration Law and the Politics of Constitutional Structure.” The event, which takes place at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Campus Center Carroll Room, is open to the public at no charge.

Technology News


Faculty/Staff Notices

Year on Climate Change


Performing Arts/Films/Fine Arts

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Presentation of Majors/Minors


Religious Life



Other Events and Activities

IT Transformation Community Meeting Friday, Sept. 20, 2 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

25Live ‘Classic’ becomes 25Live ‘Pro’ on Tuesday, Nov. 5

Libraries Offer Online Access to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal

Kahn Chronicle Fall 2019 Edition Now Online—Featuring 2020-21 Project Invitations, Short-terms this year, and more

Rescheduled faculty info. session for 20-21 long-term Kahn project Technophilia Technoskepticism Monday, Sept. 23, 5 p.m., Kahn Institute, 21 Henshaw Ave

Register now for: Smith Retirement Investment Options - Tips for Smith Employees Thursday, Sept. 26, Noon, Campus Center Carroll Room

FLU SHOT CLINIC Friday, Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m. - noon, Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

Supervisors are invited to Register Now for an Informative and Interactive ‘Lunch & Learn’ Tuesday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Online Course: Environmental Sustainability for Your Organization Oct 2- Nov 1, self-directed

Register now for CPR & First Aid Training Thursday, Oct. 3, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m., Campus Center 102

9/20 Northampton Global Climate Strike Rally Friday, Sept. 20, Noon, Pulaski Park

CSO Gardening the Community Saturday, Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m.

Sustainable Development: Four Years Linking the Smith Campus and the Global Challenge Monday, Sept. 23, 2:40 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

Cultivating Wisdom, Intimacy and Response In a Warming World: A Meditation Series in Eco-Buddhism Wednesday, Sept. 25, 8:30 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Coral EdVentures 20th Anniversary Exhibition Monday, Sept. 30, all day, Campus Center Arts Lounge

Reduce your Risk of EEE: Avoid Mosquito bites. Learn more here..., Schacht Center for Health, Schacht

Students: Don't Wait! Avoid a bill. Pre-Register your medical insurance for lab services now.

Registration Deadlines

CSO Community Education Info Session Thursday, Sept. 19, Noon, Jandon Center, Wright

Global Salon with Professor Justin Cammy ‘What Next?: Deciphering This Week's Israeli Elections’ Friday, Sept. 20, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

The Leaders for Equity-Centered Design, Applications due Friday, Sept. 20

Lewis Leadership Program, Applications due Friday, Sept. 20

Unity Fall Festival Friday, Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Outdoor Adventure Program trips this week!, Boathouse

Spend January in India with the Five College Tibetan Studies in India Program Monday, Sept. 23, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 003

Tabling with President McCartney Monday, Sept. 23, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center Cafe

IEG Student Panel and Info Session Tuesday, Sept. 24, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE CARDS now available at the post office

Reproductive Rights Activist Loretta Ross’ ‘Calling Out/Calling in’ Workshop Wednesday, Sept. 25, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., McConnell B15

OPT Information Session Wednesday, Sept. 25, 4:15 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Smith Students' Aid Society Deadline for Fine Arts Supplies Grants Wednesday, Sept. 25

Western Mass Innovation Jam Registration Deadline Extended Wednesday, Sept. 25, Midnight

Global FLEX Morocco Info Session Thursday, Sept. 26, 12:15 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

University of Edinburgh Study Abroad Info Session Thursday, Sept. 26, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Why Study Abroad - Perspectives from Faculty Tea Friday, Sept. 27, 4 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Global Salon with Jerome A. Cohen Friday, Sept. 27, Noon, Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Natural Dye Workshop Saturday, Sept. 28, 1 p.m., Lyman Plant House

Summer 2020 Design Immersion Applications Open Sunday, Sept. 29, Midnight, Capen Annex

Global Encounters Photo Contest due Friday October 4, 2019

Presentation of the Environmental Concentration Wednesday, Oct. 2, 12:10 p.m., CEEDS, Wright

‘Buddhism and Extinction: Buddhist Perspectives on the Climate Emergency’ Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Seelye 201

Interracial Contact Is Not Enough Thursday, Sept. 19, 4:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Somatics Festival Lectures with Bainbridge Cohen, Stark Smith & Adler Saturday, Sept. 21, 1:30 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall

How Chlamydia causes disease in the uterus and ovaries Monday, Sept. 23, 4:30 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

2019 Kennedy Lecture Series Tuesday, Sept. 24, 4:30 p.m., Alumnae House

Memory and loss: A visual essay, by Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Nkiru Nzegwu: A Lecture in Honor of Albert Mosley, Professor of Philosophy Thursday, Sept. 26, 5 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

‘Technology, Representation, and Social Justice’ Lecture by Cat Dawson ‘08 Thursday, Sept. 26, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201

‘Critical Masses: Mass Action and the Origins of Russian Constructivism’ Thursday, Sept. 26, 4:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

Trevor Getz on Unexpected Learning: African Lessons for American Students Friday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Spencer Smith ‘Chaotic Advection, Topology, and Active Nematics’ Friday, Sept. 27, 4:15 p.m., McConnell B15

Terrance Hayes Poetry Reading Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Film: "Boy in the World" Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Seelye 101

New Play Reading Series: Two Short Radio Plays by Alex Page Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., Acting Studio 1, Mendenhall Center

Schubertiade II with Jiayan Sun, pianist Thursday, Sept. 26, 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Experiencing the World of Japanese Noh Theater: Featuring Hisa and Hikaru Uzawa Sunday, Sept. 29, 4 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio, Mendenhall

Homework House Orientation Monday, Sept. 23, Noon, Jandon Center, Wright

Conway’s Innovative Strategies Workshop Series Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6 p.m., Campus Center 003

Identity Theft & SCAM Information Session Wednesday, Sept. 25, 12:30 p.m., Campus Center 003

The I in Team: Owning and Telling Your Leadership Story in Three Ways Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m., Alumnae House

Conway’s Innovative Strategies—Second Workshop in Series Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

SCJC Shabbat  Friday, Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m., Kosher Kitchen

Soup Salad Soul Friday, Sept. 20, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Al-Iman's Annual Eid Celebration Saturday, Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Weekly Meditation Monday, Sept. 23, 5 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Learning to Meditate - Practices from Tibetan Buddhist Traditions Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Erev Rosh Hashanah Sunday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Rosh Hashanah First Day Monday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Resource Center for Sexuality and Gender Open House Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Wesley basement

Star gazing Thursday, Sept. 19, 8:30 p.m., McConnell Hall roof

Smith Field Hockey vs Wheaton College (Mass.) Saturday, Sept. 21, 1 p.m.

Holyoke Bound Saturday, Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Grief Support Group Thursday, Sept. 26, 1 p.m.

Springfield Bound Saturday, Sept. 28, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Save the Date for ‘Navigating the News: Safeguarding Journalism in an Age of Misinformation’ Thursday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium

Smith Tennis vs UMass Boston Saturday, Oct. 19, 4 p.m.

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