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Poet Rita Dove Will Deliver Commencement Address
Rita Dove—recipient of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in poetry and two-time U.S. Poet Laureate—will deliver the Commencement Address at Smith’s graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 20, and will receive an honorary degree. Honorary degrees also will be awarded to Carol T. Christ, chancellor of the University of California Berkeley, and president emerita of Smith College; Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, a leading authority on civil rights and Black feminist legal theory; Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02, an Academy and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, and Robert L. Pura, who is retiring this year after nearly two decades as president at Greenfield Community College.

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Change to Campus Network Gateway

Xerox MFD Software Updates February 20-23

Smith Responds to New Round of Proposed PVTA Cuts

2018 Facilities Management Summer Employment Program

Smith Basketball Hosts NEWMAC Basketball Championship Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 24 & 25, 1 p.m., Ainsworth Gym

Register Now for Annual Staff Performance Review Workshop Thursday, March 1, 10:30 a.m., Campus Center 103/4

Register Now for Parent Support Group, Beginning Thursday, March 1, Noon

Juniors Wishing to Student-Teach Next Year; Apply by March 2

Campus Police Outreach Programs Offered at (Teas)

Apply for Summer 2018 Funding for Languages of the Middle East and North Africa; Deadline Friday, March 9

Last Week to Guess the February Mystery Map from the SAL

Course Drop Deadline Wednesday, Feb. 28

Applying for Financial Aid for 2018-19

Exploring a Career in Economics with Gillian Brunet Thursday, Feb. 22, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 110

Outdoors Program Trips This Week February 22, 24 and 25

Night at Your Museum 2018 Friday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Museum of Art

Campfire at the Field Station Friday, Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m.

Worship Service in the African-American Tradition Sunday, Feb. 25, 3 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Apply Now for Mary Maples Dunn Fund Grants for Summer Language Study and Research; Due February 26

Celebrating Collaborations Now Accepting Proposals for Presentations, Performances & Posters

Sign Up to Sort Food at the Food Bank of Western MA Friday, March 2, 1-4 p.m.

Hot Chocolate with Campus Police Monday, March 5, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Cafe Entrance, Campus Center

Apply to Become Orientation Leader; Deadline is March 6

Student Leadership Awards - Nominations Due March 13

'To Live Deliberately': A Symposium on Henry David Thoreau in Honor of Dean Flower Thursday, Feb. 22, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

Economics Faculty Seminar Speaker: Gillian Brunet, '08, Macroeconomic Historian Friday, Feb. 23, 12:15 p.m., Seelye 106

Boris Dralyuk: Translating Isaac Babel Monday, Feb. 26, 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Poetry Readings by Bill Porter/Red Pine Monday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Poetry Center, Wright

'Spiny Mice and Complex Tissue Regeneration in Mammals' Monday, Feb. 26, 4:15 p.m., McConnell Foyer/103

David Daley: 'Gerrymandering--How Politicians Elect Their Voters' Tuesday, Feb. 27, 5 p.m., Seelye 106

'Stretching Space, Keeping Time: The Explorative Abundance of Rahul Sankrityayan' Tuesday, Feb. 27, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

'Bodies in Earth: Postwar Japanese Ceramics, Photography and Installation Art' Tuesday, Feb. 27, 5 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

'Forests: Critical Components for Addressing Long-Term Climate Change' Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Ngugi wa Thong'o: 'Birth of a Dream Weaver, The Pleasures and Perils of Writing' Thursday, March 1, 4:15 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Classics Lecture: Egbert Bakker on THE ODYSSEY Thursday, March 1, 5 p.m., Seelye 201

'Poe Was Wrong, Aristotle Was Right? On Writing 'Epic' in the Age of Twitter' Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m., Poetry Center, Wright

'From Bearded Lady to Breathing on Land,' a Kahn Institute Artist Talk with Hope Ginsburg Thursday, March 1, 5 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer

'The Diaries of an Aristocratic Woman in Imperial Russia' Thursday, March 1, 5 p.m., Seelye 106

Global Salon: A Conversation With Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Peter Kimani Thursday, March 1, Noon, Campus Center 103/4

Bulb Show Opening Lecture: 'Stories About Seeds' Friday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Jung Association Lecture: 'The Archetypal Initiations of Childbirth and Death--Symbolic and Embodied' Friday, March 2, 7 p.m., Seelye 106

15th Annual Miller Lecture with Artist Mina Cheon Saturday, March 3, 4 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Exhibition: 体 Modern Images of the Body from East Asia February 2-August 26, Museum of Art

Weaving Voices Open Mic: POC 365 Friday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

SEC Films Presents 'Marshall' Friday & Saturday, Feb. 23 & 24, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe Friday & Saturday, Feb. 23 & 24, 7:30 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio, Mendenhall

Rhythm Nations 2018 Saturday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m., John M. Greene Hall

Sage Chamber Music Society: Jiayan Sun Sunday, Feb. 25, 3 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Screening/Discussion: 'Only When I Dance' Monday, Feb. 26, 4:15 p.m., Seelye 106

'The Washing Society': Screening Followed by Discussion with Filmmakers Lizzie Olesker and Lynne Sachs Monday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Ainsworth S150

Music in the Noon Hour Wednesday, Feb. 28, 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Artist Mina Cheon to Perform 'Cleaning Lesson II' Friday, March 2, 4:30 p.m., Museum of Art

JostenLive! Friday@Five: From Dingle to Donegal Friday, March 2, 5 p.m., Josten Library, Mendenhall

EALL Spring 2018 Film Series: 'Your Name' Friday, March 2, 7 p.m., Seelye 201

Iva Dee Hiatt Memorial Spring Oratorio: Johannes Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem Saturday, March 3, 4 p.m., John M. Greene Hall

Auditions: MOTHERING HER MEMORIES Monday, March 5, 7 p.m., Acting Studio 2, Mendenhall CPA

Performance: 'Fat Skirt Big Nozzle' Monday, March 5, 7:30 p.m., Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer

Translation Workshop With Bill Porter/Red Pine Friday, Feb. 23, 1:30 p.m., Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright

Soup, Salad and Soul Friday, Feb. 23, Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Pruning Workshop at the MacLeish Apple Orchard Saturday, Feb. 24, 1-4 p.m.

Info Session: SEA Field-Based Study Abroad Program Monday, Feb. 26, Noon, CEEDS, Wright

Mindful Mondays: Sit, Eat & Talk with Us! Monday, Feb. 26, 12:15 p.m., Campus Center 103/4

Grief Support Group Friday, March 2, 2-3:15 p.m., Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

Worship Service in the African-American Tradition Sunday, Feb. 25, 3 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Jummah Prayer and Lunch Friday, Feb. 23, 12:10 p.m., Wright Hall 004

Smith Jewish Community Shabbat Friday, Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m., Kosher Kitchen, Jordan House

Weekly Meditation Monday, Feb. 26, 5 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Cooking Up Compassion Monday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m., Campus Center 204

Learning to Meditate. Practices from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Soul Food Day 2 Wednesday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Campus Center Café

Exhibition 'Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat' March 2-December 21, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Church Exhibition, Lyman Plant House

Spring Bulb Show Saturday-Sunday, March 3-18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, Conservatory, Lyman Plant House

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