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Lectures/Symposia

Poetry reading Robert Ashmore, East Asian languages and cultures, University of California at Berkeley, will read in English and Chinese. 12:15 p.m., Wright Common Room

Lecture “Recapturing the Waterfront for Public Use.” Signe Nielson, landscape architect. Part of LSS 100: Issues in Landscape Studies. 2:40 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Biological sciences colloquium “Assessment, Prevention, and Control of Aquatic Invasive Species in the Pacific Northwest and Beyond.” David Secord, environmental science, University of Washington. Refreshments precede in foyer. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05

Performing Arts/Films

Film Luso-Brazilian club will show a movie as part of Carnival Week. 7 p.m., Seelye 106*

Meetings/Workshops

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

Study abroad information meeting Ewha summer school in Korea. (See Notices on reverse side). 4:15 p.m., Hatfield 104

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

Study abroad informational meeting A representative from the School for Field Studies will be available for questions. For more information, consult www.fieldstudies.org. 5 p.m., Bass 103

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

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

Lecture “Homer and Troy: The Results of Fifteen Years of Excavations.” Brian Rose, University of Cincinnati, head of the post-Bronze age excavations at Troy. Sponsors: Department of Classics; Five Colleges Inc.; classics departments at Amherst and Mount Holyoke colleges and UMass. Rose will also speak on “Monumental Tombs Near Troy: Recent Discoveries” at 4 p.m., UMass School of Management, Room 137. (See story at www.smith.edu/news.) 9 a.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Sigma Xi luncheon talk “Bashing Pseudoscience.” George Robinson, psychology, Salman Hameed, astronomy and Janice Moulton, philosophy . Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “Self-Expression and the Culture of Reading: Two Poems by Tao Qian.” Robert Ashmore, East Asian languages and cultures, University of California at Berkeley. 4:15 p.m., Wright Common Room*

Poetry reading Marilyn Chin, Chinese-American poet, will read poetry and translations. Booksigning follows. 7:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films

Music in the Noon Hour The Muze Jazz Ensemble, featuring Michele Feldheim, will perform original and classic jazz works. 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Film Monsoon Wedding. Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

Fellowships Workshop for juniors (Daad, Fulbright, Luce). Noon, Duckett Dining Room C

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

Question-and-answer session with Marilyn Chin, who will read in the evening. A packet of poems is available in the Poetry Center office, Wright Hall 101. 3:30 p.m., Seelye 207

CDO workshop “Acing Your Interview.”
7 p.m., CDO, Drew

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

Meeting to plan Day of Silence. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 110

Afro-Brazilian dance workshop Part of the Luso-Brazilian club’s celebration of Carnival. 7:30 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Religious Life

Lunch discussion Sensei Issho Fujita, Zen Buddhist priest, will discuss living fully and deeply. Lunch provided. All welcome. Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel*

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)

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

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

Lecture “Environmental Stewardship and Our Engineering Future.” Andy Acho, director, environmental outreach and strategy, Ford Motor Company. Sponsor: Environmental Science and Policy Program. 4 p.m., Seelye 106

Panel discussion on the Portuguese Diaspora. Part of the Luso-Brazilian club’s celebration of Carnival. 4:15 p.m., Wright Common Room

Lecture “Israel Between America and the Middle East.” Michael Doran, Near East studies, Princeton University. Sponsor: Middle East committee. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Performing Arts/Films

Jazz concert David Sánchez and ensemble perform on behalf of the Marsalis Jams program. For ticket information call 585-ARTS. (See story at www.smith.edu/news.) 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Meetings/Workshops

Faculty Meeting Preceded by tea at 3:45. 4:10 p.m., Alumnae House Conference Room

CDO workshop “Job Search for Seniors.”
5 p.m., CDO, Drew

Meeting Smith TV. Want to be famous? Or just share your creativity? We are producing a variety of new shows this semester and need your help! 7 p.m., Media Services

Religious Life

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

Talmud, Torah and Tea Stop by for tea and a nosh. Bring some work or join us as we learn various texts, starting with selections from the Mishnah. All welcome. 7 p.m., Kosher Kitchen, Dawes

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

Other Events/Activities

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

Classics lunch Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

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 “The Northampton Silk Project: Past Present, and Future.” Marjorie Senechal, Louise Wolff Kahn Professor in Mathematics and History of Science and Technology, and Catherine H. Smith, professor of theater. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Celebration of Robert Burns Jane Bryden, Ann Boutelle and Martin Antonetti celebrate the music and poetry of Scotland’s national poet. The event marks the opening of the McCurdy Collection of Burns manuscripts, letters and early print editions in the Mortimer Rare Book Room. Reception and viewing of manuscripts follow in the Book Arts Gallery, third floor, Neilson. (See story at www.smith.edu/news.) 4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture “The God of Old: When God Met People Face to Face.” James L. Kugel, Starr Professor of Hebrew Literature, Harvard University, will discuss the presentation of God by later theologians and how it differs markedly from that of the Hebrew Bible. Sponsor: the Lucius N. Littauer Fund in Jewish Studies. 5 p.m., Seelye 201*

Lecture “The Power and Pleasure of the Heterosexual Imaginary.” Chrys Ingraham, co-director, Helen M. Upton Center for Women’s Studies, Russell-Sage College. Open lecture of WST 100: Issues in Queer Studies. Sponsor: women’s studies. 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films

Play reading series Rosemary and I. Leslie Ayvazian’s play about a young woman striving, in head, heart and writing desk, to re-imagine and change the lives of her parents and the woman who was the love of her mother’s life. 7:30 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Film Monsoon Wedding. Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

Meeting Gaia. 4:30 p.m., Women’s Resource Center, Davis

CDO workshop “Student Internship Panel on Health and Science.” 5 p.m., Seelye 207

Capoeira dance workshop Part of the Luso-Brazilian club’s celebration of Carnival. 7:30 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Religious Life

Drop-in stress reduction and relaxation class with Hayat Nancy Abuza. Refresh body, mind and spirit. Open to all Five College students, staff and faculty. Sponsor: Office of the Chaplains. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Wright Common Room*

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

Meeting Newman Association. 7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

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

Other Events/Activities

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 2/28 Saturday 3/1 Sunday 3/2 Exhibitions
Lectures/Symposia

Lecture Vijay Prashad, Trinity College, will speak about the similarities and roots of South Asian and African cultures explored in his newest book, Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting: Afro-Asian Connections and the Myth of Cultural Purity. Kevin Quashie, Afro-American studies, will present a follow-up to the lecture. 1 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

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

Lecture “Alien Oracle.” Minnette Vári, South African visual artist, will speak on the relationship of her work to media representations of South Africa. Part of the Kahn Institute’s short-term project, “The Diaspora-as-Object in Contemporary Visual Culture.” An exhibition of Vári’s work will be on display through March 5 in the Janotta Gallery, Hillyer Hall. 4:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center*

Spring bulb show opening lecture “The Restoration of the Lyman Conservatory.” Michael Marcotrigiano, director, botanic garden. Reception in the Lyman Plant House and a preview of the bulb show in the illuminated conservatory follow. 7 p.m., Seelye 106*

Performing Arts/Films

Concert The Guarneri String Quartet will perform Haydn’s Opus 54, no. 2; Foss’ Quartet No. 5; and Beethoven’s Opus 132. Sponsors: Music in Deerfield; music department. Tickets: $30 ($27 in advance); $10, students; $5, Smith students. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Meetings/Workshops

Fellowships Workshop for sophomores (Beinecke, Killam, Truman, Udall fellowships). Noon, Duckett Dining Room C

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

Diversity awareness tea First-year students are invited to discuss diversity on campus and the events of last year. 4 p.m., Wilson House Living Room

Track and field Open New Englands. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., ITT*
Performing Arts/Films

Film Weekly showing of anime, Japanese animation. 3 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Theatre Jar the Floor by Cheryl West; Andrea Hairston, director. Four generations of black women come together to celebrate the great-grandmother’s 90th birthday. During the rich and humorous gathering, each woman must make peace with her wounded history. Tickets (585-ARTS): $7; $5, students. 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*

Seven Sisters Choral Festival Featuring vocal performances by women’s singing groups from Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar and Wellesley colleges. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Other Events/Activities

Track and Field Open New Englands.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., ITT
Lectures/Symposia

Gallery of Readers Elizabeth George and Matilda Cantwell will read from their work. 4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Performing Arts/Films

Concert Ioana Bentoiu, soprano, and Eugenie Malek, pianist. Program of songs by Brahms, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Ravel and Enescu. Sponsor: Ernst Wallfisch Memorial Concert Fund. 4 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Religious Life

Interdenominational Protestant community worship Guest preacher the Rev. Dr. Eileen Lindner, deputy general secretary of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. Brunch follows. All welcome. 10:30 a.m., Chapel

Roman Catholic Mass Fr. John O’Brien, CP, celebrant, and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. Dinner follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 4:30 p.m., Chapel

Smith Episcopal Fellowship Eucharist and pizza dinner provided. Students, faculty, staff and friends are welcome. 4:30 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church

Other Events/Activities

CDO open hours for library research and browsing. Peer advisers available. 1-4 p.m., CDO

Auditions for Getting Out by Marsha Norman; Jessica Franz ’03, director. The story takes place during the first 24 hours of freedom of a woman who has just been released from prison after serving eight years for kidnapping, robbery and manslaughter. Multiple roles for men and women of all ages. All community and student actors are encouraged to audition. Performances held during commencement weekend, May 15-17. 7-10 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*
On the Conduct of Water Multimedia installation by composer and electronic artist Daniel Warner. With digital text, images and sound, Warner considers the element of water sonically, metaphorically and philosophically. The images and sound are recompositions of the land and soundscapes of the famous water gardens at Villa D’Este, near Rome. The texts are drawn from the work of poets, writers and philosophers such as La-Tzu, Toni Morrison and Denise Levertov. Through March 7. (Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.) Oresman Gallery, Brown Fine Arts Center

Spring Bulb Show A longstanding tradition at Smith College, the annual spring bulb show is back after a two-year hiatus, during which renovations were made on the Lyman Conservatory. This popular event, which features more than 5,000 forced bulbs, will resume Saturday, March 1, and continue through Saturday, March 15. (Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) The show will be launched with a lecture on the restoration process by Michael Marcotrigiano, director of the Botanic Garden, on Friday, February 28, at 7 p.m. in Seelye 106. For more information, call ext. 2740, or visit www.smith.edu/garden/ Home/events.html. Lyman Conservatory

Alien Video installation by South African artist Minnette Vári, who refashions televised images of South Africa as “foreign” to her and attempts to reinsert herself into the repetitive form that media has made of everyday events surrounding South Africa’s transition to democracy. Vári uses innovative digital video techniques to map images of her own body into scenes from mainstream media. Through February 25. Vári will present a second installation, “Oracle,” from February 26-March 5, and will give a talk on Friday, February 28, in Graham Hall. Jannotta Gallery, 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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