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Lectures/Symposia

Lecture “Interpreting Cultural History in Forested Landscapes.” Tom Wessels, ecology and environmental studies, Antioch/New England Graduate School. Part of LSS 100: Issues in Landscape Studies. 2:40 p.m., Wright Auditorium

Lecture “Mapping Latin American Jewish Literature and Culture: Jewish Expression from Brazil.” Nelson Vieira, Brown University. Sponsor: Spanish department; Five College Afro-Luso-Brazilian faculty seminar. 4:15 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Biological sciences colloquium “How Our Cells Build Protein-Manufacturing Machines: A Tour of the Ribosome Assembly Line.” Maurille J. Fournier, biochemistry and molecular biology, UMass. Refreshments precede in foyer. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05

Panel “Reparations, Sport, and Health-Related Physical Activity.” Todd Crosset, sports studies, UMass, and Beverly Pittman, kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University. Part of the Kahn Institute project for 2002-03, “The Question of Reparations: The U.S. Context.” 4:30 p.m., Seelye 106*

Meetings/Workshops

Presentation Todd Crosset, sports studies, UMass, and Beverly Pittman, kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University. Part of the Kahn Institute project for 200203, “The Question of Reparations: The U.S. Context.” Pizza and beverages provided. Noon, Mary Maples Dunn Conference Room

Prehealth informational meeting “From Religion Major to Physician Assistant: One Alumna’s Journey.” Elizabeth Salzer ’82, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Lunch provided. For reservations, send email to manderso@smith.edu by noon on March 1.
12:10-1 p.m., Burton 101

Fellowships session for juniors (Gates, Marshall, Mellon, Mitchell, Rhodes). Bring lunch. 12:15 p.m., Dewey Common Room

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

President’s open hours First come, first served. 4-5 p.m., College Hall 20

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

CDO Infosession “Just For Juniors: Planning for Senior Year.” 5 p.m., CDO, Drew

Auditions for Getting Out by Marsha Norman. Jessica Franz ’03, director. The story takes place during a woman’s first 24 hours of freedom after serving eight years in prison for kidnapping, robbery and manslaughter. Multiple roles for men and women of all ages. Community and student actors are encouraged to audition. 7-10 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*

Auditions for the Spring Festival of One-Acts. Multiple roles available for student and community actors. It is not necessary to prepare a piece to audition. Callbacks on March 5. Performances will take place on May 1 and 2. For more information contact Sam Rush, production coordinator, ext. 3249. 7-10 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

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

Lectures/Symposia

Sigma Xi luncheon talk “Listening for Echoes of September 11 in Children’s Thoughts about Heroes and Heroism.” Peter Pufall, psychology. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “Environmental Impacts of War in the Gulf.” Tina Clarke, campaign director, Massachusetts Clean Water Action. Third lecture in the series “Environmental Conflict or Sustainable Peace?” Sponsors: Environmental Science and Policy; Botanic Garden; Landscape Studies. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Performing Arts/Films

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

Meetings/Workshops

Prehealth informational meeting for juniors and seniors intending to apply to health professions schools for entrance in 2004. Seniors who intend to apply later are also urged to attend. Lunch provided. For reservations, send email to manderso@smith.edu by noon on Monday, March 3. Noon, McConnell 404

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

CDO infosession “Praxis Information Sessions.” 5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

CDO infosession “Assessing Your Skills, Values, and Interests: Finding Work that Works for You.” 7 p.m., CDO, Drew

CDO infosession “Making Summer Plans for First-Year Students.” 7 p.m., CDO, Drew

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

Religious Life

Buddhist discussion “Living Fully, Living Deeply.” Sensei Issho Fujita, Zen Buddhist Priest. Open to staff, faculty and students. Lunch provided. Registration required; call ext. 2752. Noon-1 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Mardi Gras party A celebration before the beginning of Lent. New Orleans jazz music and traditional foods, including pancakes, sausages (vegetarian also), fruit, coffee and tea. Free and open to all. Sponsors: Ecumenical Christian Community; Newman Association.
5:30-7 p.m., 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)

Authors and Illustrators Two dozen renowned children’s authors and illustrators, including Eric Carle and Jane Yolen, will gather to read, sign and sell their books to benefit the Smith College Campus School, the event sponsor, and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. All ages welcome. For more information, call 585-3270. 2:30-5:30 p.m., Davis Ballroom*

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

Auditions for Getting Out. See 3/3 listing. 7-10 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*

Auditions for Spring Festival of One-Acts. See 3/3 listing. 7-10 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Sunnyside Child Care Center open house Interested parents and other community members are invited to join the director, teaching staff and parents for a tour of toddler and preschool classrooms. 7 p.m., 70 Paradise Road

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 “Love Your Panzer Corps: The Vexed Story of the Poem Card.” Cary Nelson, Jubilee Professor of Humanities, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Part of ENG 100: Banned in the USA. Reception follows. 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

Fellowships workshop for first-year students, including information about Boren and Udall fellowships as well as general preparation. Noon, Duckett Dining Room C

CDO infosession“Acing Your Interview.”
5 p.m., CDO, Drew

Meeting Smith TV. Come share your creativity. We are producing new shows this semester and need your help. 7 p.m., Media Services, Alumnae Gym

Religious Life

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

Ecumenical Ash Wednesday service for the Catholic and Protestant communities with distribution of ashes. A light lunch to eat at the chapel or carry off will be provided. 12:15-12:45 p.m., 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

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 “Coral Ed-Ventures in Belize and Northampton: A Cross-Cultural Curricular Project.” Susan M. Etheredge, education and child study, and H. Allen Curran, geology. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Performing Arts/Films

New Playreading series presents Pulling Apart by Ellen Kaplan. 7:30 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage*

German cabaret “Wie is it??” Who says German isn’t funny? Faculty and students participate. Hosted by the German studies department. Refreshments served. 7:30 p.m., Green Room, Mendenhall CPA

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

Jittery’s Live presents Chris and Meredith Thompson. Experience music that is original and touching. 9 p.m., Davis, First Floor*

Meetings/Workshops

Fellowships session for juniors (Daad, Fulbright, Luce). Bring lunch. 12:15 p.m., Dewey Common Room

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

CDO infosession “Student Internship Panel on Finding Housing.” 5 p.m., Seelye 207

Religious Life

Hillel at Noon Noon, Kosher Kitchen, Dawes House

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*

Meeting Newman Association. 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 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 3/7 Saturday 3/8 Sunday 3/9 Exhibitions

Lectures/Symposia

Environmental science and policy lunchbag “Restoring Louisiana’s Wetlands Through Mississippi River Diversions.” Paul Gremillion, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Restoration Division. 12:10 p.m., Engineering 201

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

Lecture “Weapons of Mass Destruction: U.S. War and Sanctions on Iraqi Women and Families.” Vivian Stromberg, executive director, MADRE, and Fathieh Saudi, Jordanian pediatrician. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Performing Arts/Films

Theatre The Naked I: Monologues from Beyond the Binary. Tobias K. Davis ’03, writer and director. Tender and heart wrenching, deeply funny and erotic, this play boldly explains and explores the land beyond male and female. (Warning: this play contains nudity and the subject matter deals with sexuality; not recommended for young audiences.) 8 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

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

Informational meeting “Making a Life in the Big Apple.” Karen Marcovici ’99 and Kate Bussard ’98 will discuss moving to and settling in New York City. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Workshop “Scoring the Action: Composing Music For Theatre.” Pan Morigan, musician, and Beth Cohen, will discuss the process of working with directors, playwrights, designers, actors and musicians to create scores for music/theatre productions. 4:30 p.m., Green Room, Mendenhall CPA*

Religious Life

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

Eastern Orthodox Vesper Service Fr. Harry Vulopas presiding. A light supper follows. 5 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

LBTA Annual Drag Ball Dance and performance art with a playful take on gender. Admission: $3. 9 p.m., Davis Ballroom*

Performing Arts/Films

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

Jhalak 2003 South Asian dances, skits, songs and melodies. Dinner served after the show at 8 p.m. in Davis Ballroom. Tickets: $3 for show; $3 for food; $5 for both. Sponsor: EKTA-South Asian students organization. 6 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Concert “Fire Moon and Other Mysteries.” Musician Pan Morigan and writers Janet Aalfs, Andrea Hairston and Lenelle Moise will reflect on the seeds of war, the seeds of peace. Morigan’s band will include guitar virtuosos Ben Butler and John Putnam as well as Richard Hammond on bass and Rachelle Garnier on accordion. 8 p.m., Chapel

Theatre The Naked I: Monologues from Beyond the Binary. See 3/7 listing. 8 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Other Events/Activities

Tennis vs. Skidmore and Union. 9 a.m., Tennis Courts*

Meetings/Workshops

CDO infosession “How to Find an Internship or Summer Job.” 2 p.m., CDO, Drew

Performing Arts/Films

Concert Joel Pitchon, violin, and Clifton J. Noble, Jr., piano, will perform works by Noble, Wheelock and Prokofiev. 7 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Theatre The Naked I: Monologues from Beyond the Binary. See 3/7 listing. 8 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

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 Fr. Daniel Liston, celebrant, and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. Dinner follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 4:30 p.m., Chapel*

Episcopal Fellowship meets for worship, friendship and fun. Eucharist, fellowship and pizza supper 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

Rare Silk, Rare Books An exhibition of books and objects relating to silk, from the Mortimer Rare Book Room, shown in conjunction with the exhibition “Silk Unraveled” (March 28-30) in the Smith College Museum of Art. Through April. Book Arts Gallery, Third Floor, Neilson Library

The McCurdy Collection of Manuscripts by Robert Burns Original manuscripts and first editions of Robert Burns, one of Scotland’s most honored word-masters. This valuable collection of Burns’ papers was given to the college last year by Faith McCurdy and Sheila McCurdy, Smith class of 1975, in honor of Idella Gribbel McCurdy, a 1909 Smith graduate. Foyer, Mortimer Rare Book Room, Third Floor, Neilson Library

The Image of Language: Lexicographica from the Mortimer Rare Book Room. An exhibition curated by Laurel Damashek ’04. Book Arts Gallery, Third Floor, Neilson Library

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 Sunday, March 16. (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 Web site. Lyman Conservatory

Oracle Installation by South African artist Minnette Vári. Through March 5. Vári 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. Mortimer Rare Book Room entrance, 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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