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Monday 3/10 Tuesday 3/11 Wednesday 3/12 Thursday 3/13

Lectures/Symposia

Panel “Hot Seat.” Voice your ethical questions to Lale Burk, chemistry, Rabbi Bruce Bromberg-Seltzer, Jewish chaplain, and Lindsey Watson ’03, SGA president. Lunch provided to first 50 attendees. Sponsor: Office of the Chaplains. 12:15 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Executive Access lecture series Judith Nitsch, Judith Nitsch Engineering, Inc., and Jean McCluskey, Parson-Brinckerhoff, will discuss their views of successful women in the private and corporate worlds. 4 p.m., Seelye 106

Lecture Carolee Schneeman, a pioneer of feminist art and film, will present and discuss her work. 4:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Biological sciences colloquium “From Quaking Aspens to Sugar Maples: Models of Forest Succession in a Northern Hardwoods Forest.” William T. Fox, professor emeritus of geology, Williams College. Refreshments preceding in foyer. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05

Lecture “The Campaign for Reparations: National, International, in the Courts, in the Streets.” Roger S. Wareham, lawyer and international activist. Part of the Kahn Institute project “The Question of Reparations: The U.S. Context.” 7:30 p.m., Seelye 201*

The Frank and Lois Green Schwoerer ’49 Annual History Lecture “Medieval Women: Givers and Gifts.” Janet L. Nelson, FBA, and King’s College, London. Sponsor: history. 8 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Meetings/Workshops

Prehealth lunch “Careers in Public Health: Epidemiology and Biostatistics.” UMass School of Public Health and Health Sciences faculty. Lunch provided; for reservations, send email to manderso@smith.edu by noon on Sunday, March 9. 12:10 p.m., Burton 101

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

Other Events/Activities

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

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

Tax Clinic for students VITA tax volunteers will file taxes on the spot; no charge. Bring W-2 statements (and 1099-MISC and 1099-INT if you have them). Refreshments for first 30 attendees. Sponsor: Women and Financial Independence. 5 p.m., Wright Common Room

Fellowships roundtable for juniors (Fulbright, Daad, Gates, Luce, Marshall, Mellon, Mitchell, Rhodes; at least 3.1 GPA required). 6 p.m., Duckett Dining Room C

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

Lectures/Symposia

Sigma Xi luncheon talk “Cosmochemistry and the Origin of Life.” Cliff Matthews, professor emeritus of chemistry, University of Chicago. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “Living with Uncertainty.” Jennifer Walters, dean of religious life, will discuss spiritual practices and life skills that can provide “rest in the grace of the world” in unsettling times. Sponsor: Staff Council “Lunch and Learn” series. Noon, Kahn Institute Fellows Lounge, Neilson Library, Third Floor

Lecture “Native Eyes: Indigenous Women’s Film.” Shelly Niro and Nora Naranjo-Morse, award-winning filmmakers. 4:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture “The Symptom of ‘American-style Feminism’: America in the French Parity Debate.” Jean-Philippe Mathy, University of Illinois, Urbana. 5 p.m., Seelye 207*

Poetry reading Reetika Vazirani will read from her work. 7:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Lecture “Social and Economic Stabilization in Russia: Myth or Reality?” Alexander Buzgalin, economics, Moscow State University. 8 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Performing Arts/Films

Music in the Noon Hour Traditional jazz works performed by Jerry Noble, piano, and Bob Sparkman, clarinet. 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

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

Meetings/Workshops

Economics discussion Monthly lunch table for economics majors. Topics: the roles of the IMF and the World Bank in developing countries, and to what extent these multilateral organizations are helpful. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

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

Fellowships session for first-year students (Boren, Udall and preparation for all fellowships). 12:15 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Question-and-answer session with Reetika Vazirani, poet, who will read in the evening. Packet of poems available in Wright 101. 3:30 p.m., Wright Common Room

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

CDO workshop “Effective Résumés and Cover Letters.” 7 p.m., CDO, Drew

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

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)

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 include 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 “Contradictions of Economic Growth in Modern Russia.” Alexander Buzgalin, economics, Moscow State University. Part of ECO 209: Comparative Economic Systems. 2:40-4 p.m., Seelye 206*

Lecture in memory of the late Ronald Macdonald (1943–2002), professor of English. “Melancholy Cats, Lugged Bears, and Other Passionate Animals: Reading Shakespeare’s Psychological Materialism Across the Species Barrier.” Gail Kern Paster ’66, director, the Folger Library, and Department of English, George Washington University. Reception follows. Sponsor: English; Office of the President. 8 p.m., Seelye 106

Meetings/Workshops

Fellowships session for sophomores (Beinecke, Killam, Truman, Udall). Bring lunch. 12:15 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Smith TV meeting 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

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

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, will discuss investing and the life cycle. Lunch served to first 70 attendees. Noon, Neilson Library Browsing Room

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture “Plant Spirals: Botany Meets Math Meets Art at an Exhibit.” Chris Gole, mathematics. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture Barbara Brannon, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, will speak on Northampton’s Hampshire Bookshop. Second lecture in the series, “Woolf in the Valley,” which precedes the 13th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, to be held at Smith June 5–8. 4 p.m., Mortimer Rare Book Room, Neilson Library*

Performing Arts/Films

Jittery’s Live presents Alix Olson, slam poet. Don’t miss this brilliant performer. 9 p.m., Davis First Floor

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

Meetings/Workshops

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

Fellowships roundtable for sophomores (Beinecke, Killam, Truman, Udall) and first-year students (Boren, Udall and preparation for all fellowships). 6 p.m., Duckett Dining Room C

Workshop Smith Life and Learning Personal Leadership Journey presentation. 7 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

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*

Newman Association meeting 7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, 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 3/14 Sat 3/5-Mon 3/17 Tues 3/18- Sun 3/23 Exhibitions

Lectures/Symposia

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

Religious Life

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

Shabbat Services 5:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Other Events/Activities

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

Saturday, March 15

Spring Break
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Sunday, March 16

Spring Break

Religious Life

Episcopal Fellowship meets for worship, friendship and fun. Eucharist, fellowship and pizza dinner provided. Students, faculty, staff and friends are welcome. 4:30 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church*

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Monday, March 17

Spring Break

Tuesday, March 18

Spring Break

Meetings/Workshops

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

Religious Life

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*

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Wednesday, March 19–Saturday, March 22

Spring Break-- no events scheduled

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Sunday, March 23

Religious Life

Episcopal Fellowship meets for worship, friendship and fun. Eucharist, fellowship and pizza dinner provided. Students, faculty, staff and friends are welcome. 4:30 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church*

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

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 run through Sunday, March 16. (Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) For more information, call ext. 2740, or visit Web site. Lyman Conservatory

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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