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Lectures/Symposia

Lecture “Heretics or Daughters of Israel?: The Crypto-Jewish Women of the Middle Ages.” Renee Levine Melammed, assistant dean and director of women’s studies, the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. Bring a bag lunch; dessert and drinks provided. Noon, Wright Common Room

Lecture “The Art of Nature/The Nature of Art: Gardens in Roman Pompeii.” Barbara Kellum, art. Part of LSS 100: Issues in Landscape Studies. 2:40 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Biological sciences colloquium poster session Undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students will present research projects. Refreshments preceding. 4-5:30 p.m., McConnell Foyer

Poetry reading “Poetry Relays/Relevos Poeticos.” Mercedes Roffé of Argentina and New York and Márgara Russotto of Venezuela, Brazil and Amherst, will read from their work in Spanish and English. 4:15 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Smith Life and Learning faculty lecture “Public Speaking and Presenting in Front of an Audience.” Mary Koncel and Debra Carney. Open to first-year and transfer students. 7 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Meetings/Workshops

Study-abroad informational session Review opportunities and procedures. 4 p.m., Third Floor Resource Room, Clark Hall

Other Events/Activities

Language lunch tables French, Italian. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Basketball vs. WPI. 7 p.m., Ainsworth Gym*

Kickboxing class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., Ainsworth Gym
Lectures/Symposia

Sigma Xi luncheon talk “The Botanic Garden: A Peculiar Institution.” John Burk, biological sciences. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “Ending Racism; Celebrating Race.” bell hooks, feminist thinker, writer and Distinguished Professor of English, City College, New York. Booksigning follows. 4:30 p.m., John M. Greene Hall*

Lecture “Art, Social Crisis and Free Expression: A Meditation Inspired by the Events of September 11th.” Second of two slide lectures given by Robert Atkins, art critic and activist. 7 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center*

Poetry reading Marie Howe and Richard McCann will read from their work. Booksigning follows. 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Lecture Harriet Alonso discusses her book, Growing Up Abolitionist: The Story of the Garrison Children. Reception and booksigning follow. Sponsors: American studies; Sophia Smith Collection; Lecture Committee. 7:30 p.m., Sophia Smith Collection, Alumnae Gymnasium

Lecture “Jews in Europe Today.” Michael Daxner, Visiting Kahn Fellow, will pinpoint critical issues in relations between Jews and non-Jews and inside an inconsistent European Jewish community. Sponsors: Jewish Studies; Kahn Institute. 8 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Performing Arts/Films

Film Ca ira mieux. Part of the French film festival “Love and Comedy in Recent French Films.” 7 p.m., Seelye 106*

Film Rules of Attraction. Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

Weight Watchers at Work 12:15-1:45 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Question-and-answer session with Marie Howe and Richard McCann, who will read in the evening. A packet of their poems will be available in the Poetry Center office, Wright 101. 3:30 p.m., Seelye 207

Smithsonian Internship Program informational meeting for seniors and juniors interested in studying in Washington, D.C. Current sophomores and juniors interested in exploring aspects of American culture are eligible to apply. If unable to attend, obtain an application form from the American studies office in Wright 12. 5 p.m., Seelye 202

CDO workshop “How to Find an Internship or Summer Job.” 7 p.m., CDO, Drew

SGA Senate meeting Open forum. All students welcome. 7:15 p.m., Seelye 201

Religious Life

Episcopal Fellowship meets for worship, friendship and fun. Eucharist, fellowship and light lunch provided. Students, faculty, staff and friends are welcome. Noon, St. John’s Episcopal Church Living Room*

Sahaja yoga Practice meditation and learn techniques. Newcomers welcome. 7-8:30 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel*

Sacred harp Weekly singing of shape note music from the historical and ongoing tradition of sacred harp. Loaner books available. All welcome. 7-10 p.m., Chapel*

Other Events/Activities

Language lunch tables Korean, German. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B (alternate weekly)

Economics lunch table to discuss the state of the U.S. economy. All economics majors welcome. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Basketball vs. WPI. 7 p.m., Ainsworth Gym*

CDO open hours for library research and browsing. Peer advisers available. 7-9 p.m., CDO

Aerobics class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio
Lectures/Symposia

Chemistry/Biochemistry lunch chat An informal departmental seminar for students and faculty. 12:10-1:10 p.m., McConnell 403A

Women and Financial Independence lecture series “Entrepreneurship.” Topics: moving from concept to business plan, funding and venture capital, and women and entrepreneurship. Lunch served to first 70 attendees. 12:10 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room

Chinese calligraphy lecture and demonstration by Shen Zhongwei, UMass. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Performing Arts/Films

Film Tanguy. Part of the French film festival “Love and Comedy in Recent French Films.”
7 p.m., Seelye 106*

Open forum Discussion of issues raised by Robert Atkins’ lectures. 7 p.m., Wright Common Room*

Meetings/Workshops

Informational meeting A representative from Welsh Consulting, a Boston computer network consulting firm, will discuss internship opportunities. For more information, consult www.welsh.com or contact Jennifer Donovan ’00, at jen@welsh.com. 4:30 p.m., Engineering 104

CDO workshop “Student Internship Panel on Social Activism.” 5 p.m., Seelye 207

Religious Life

Catholic Adas gathering and informal discussion/reflection. Lunch served. All welcome. Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Buddhist meditation 7:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Other Events/Activities

Senior Q & A An opportunity to ask the CDO counselors questions over lunch. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Language lunch tables Spanish and Portuguese. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Social events coordinator dinner 5:45 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room C

Kickboxing class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio
Lectures/Symposia

Women and Financial Independence lecture series “Principles of Investing.” Roger Kaufman, economics. Topics: investing and the life cycle, stocks, bonds, and interpreting financial statements. Lunch served to first 70 attendees. Noon, Neilson Library Browsing Room

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture “How Do We See What We See?” Richard F. Olivo, biological sciences. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “Representations of Suffering in Theocritus, Eclogue 1, and the Aeneid.” Brian Breed, classics, UMass. Sponsor: classics. 4:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture “Religion and the Empty Sign: Reflections on Buddhist ‘Skillful Means’.” Luis O. Gomez, Charles O. Hucker Professor of Buddhist Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Sponsors: religion and biblical literature; Ada Howe Kent fund; East Asian studies; philosophy; Lecture Committee. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201*

Faculty panel “Count-down to War: A Status Report on the Situation in Iraq.” Mlada Bukovansky, govern-ment; Michael Klare, Five College Professor in Peace and World Securities Studies, Hampshire College; Donna Robinson Divine, government. Sponsors: Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies; government. 7 p.m., Seelye 201*

Performing Arts/Films

Film Venus Beauty Institute. Part of the French film festival “Love and Comedy in Recent French Films.” 7 p.m., Seelye 106*

New play reading series The Many Faces of Nia. Written by Lenelle Moise, MFA candidate. 7:30 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage*

MFA dance concert “This is About Dance.” Graduate dance candidates will present original choreography and performance. Works by Kiara Brown, Megan Frazier, Candice Salyers and Christina Tsoules. Tickets (585-ARTS): $8; $5, students, seniors and children. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Film Rules of Attraction. Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Religious Life

Drop-in stress reduction Guest instructor Joyce Snyder teaches a hands-on workshop, “Anatomy for Massage.” Open to all Five College students, staff and faculty. Sponsor: Office of the Chaplains. 4:30-6 p.m., Wright Common Room

Newman Association meeting. All welcome.
5 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Genesis gospel choir rehearsal Anyone with a love of music and singing is welcome. 6:30 p.m., Chapel*

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship All welcome. 8-9:30 p.m., Wright Common Room

Other Events/Activities

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 7:45-9 a.m., Davis Ballroom

Language lunch tables Japanese, Russian. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B (alternate weekly)

Glee Club lunch table Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

SGA president’s open hours Come share your concerns and ideas with Lindsey Watson, SGA president. 1-5 p.m., Clark 201

Step intervals class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio
Friday 2/14 Saturday 2/15 Sunday 2/16 Exhibitions
Lectures/Symposia

Biological sciences lunchbag A departmental seminar for students and faculty. 12:10-1:10 p.m., Burton 101

Lecture “Cyberart as Process: A Curatorial Perspective on the Staging of New Media Art.” George Fifield, Boston Cyberarts Festival founder, will discuss current, computer-based processes and practices of new media art and other curatorial initiatives. 4:10 p.m., Seelye 201

Performing Arts/Films

Film L’auberge espagnole. Part of the French film festival “Love and Comedy in Recent French Films.” 7 p.m., Seelye 106*

Inaugural year event MFA dance concert. See 2/13 listing. Part of the series honoring the inauguration of President Carol T. Christ. Reception follows. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA

Religious Life

Ecumenical Christian Community The Protestant students organization gathers for fun, food and fellowship. 5-7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Shabbat Services Dinner follows in the Kosher Kitchen, Dawes. 5:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room.

Other Events/Activities

Language lunch table Chinese. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room A

Lunch and Learn Series craft demonstration Visit with crafters and get some ideas for your own creative endeavors. Bring a bag lunch. RSVP by sending email to jcannon@smith.edu or cbutton@smith.edu. Sponsor: Staff Council communications committee. Noon-1:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room
Performing Arts/Films

MFA dance concert See 2/13 listing. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA

Concert “Eusebius.” A multimedia performance by pianist Danny Holt featuring works by Debussy, Schumann, Bartók, Chopin, Barber, Crumb and others, as well as the premiere of a music video of Erik Satie’s “Vexations” by Holt and Kate Brandt. 8 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage*

Other Events/Activities

Basketball vs. Babson. 2 p.m., Ainsworth Gym
Performing Arts/Films

Concert Ronald Gorevic, viola, and Deborah Gilwood, piano, will perform Viola Sonata by Donald Wheelock and Bloch’s Suite Hébraique. 3 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Discussion “A Multicultural Faith for a Multicultural World: Stories of African Christians in Ghana and Zimbabwe.” Informal discussion and screening of documentary films in progress with filmmaker James Ault. This program is in celebration of Black History Month. Sponsors: the Interdenominational Protestant Community and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. 4:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Concert “Eusebius.” See 2/15 listing. 5 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage*

Religious Life

Interdenominational Protestant community worship with the Rev. Dr. Leon Tilson Burrows preaching. Brunch follows. All welcome. 10:30 a.m., Chapel

Roman Catholic Mass Supper follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 4:30 p.m., Chapel

Other Events/Activities

CDO open hours for library research and browsing. Peer advisers available. 1-4 p.m., CDO, Drew
The Twenty-one Taras Paintings by Joan Bredin Price. Sponsors: Art department; East Asian Studies Program. Through February 11. Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center*

The Garden in Winter: Gardening Books and Drawings from the Mortimer Rare Book Room. Through March 31. Book Arts Gallery, Third Floor, Neilson Library*

Favorite Places Past and present paintings and oil pastels of favorite landscapes by Cambridge artist Ellen Stutman. Through March 28. Alumnae House Gallery*

Plant Spirals: Beauty You Can Count On Through March. Church Exhibition Gallery, Botanic Garden

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