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Lectures/Symposia

Lecture “Three Ways to Love a Wall: The Lyric Gardens of China.” Paula Varsano, East Asian languages and literature. Part of LSS 100: Issues in Landscape Studies. 2:40 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Smith Life and Learning faculty lecture “Choosing a Major and an Advisor.” Tom Riddell, first-year class dean and Margaret Bruzelius, sophomore and junior class dean. Sponsor: Smith Life and Learning. 7 p.m., Wright Common Room

Lecture “The Case for Reparations.” The Rev. Eric Smith, Community Baptist Church and New Haven Reparations Coalition, will examine the history of Africans in America with a focus on the historical precedents that validate the contemporary quest for reparations. Part of the 2002-03 Kahn Institute project “The Question of Reparations: The U.S. Context.” 7:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown FAC*

Lecture Caryn Aviv and contributors Jyl Lynn Felman, Eve Sicular and others will read and discuss the anthology Queer Jews, a mix of memoir, popular culture analysis and stories. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Meetings/Workshops

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

Religious Life

Tea The chaplains and the dean of religious life welcome you for tea and conversation. Have a cup of tea. Make a friend. Wage peace. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Other Events/Activities

Book/movie/music exchange Trade in your discards for something new. (See Notices on reverse). Sponsored by Staff Council. For more information, contact Mary Pat Schmalz, mschmalz@ smith.edu. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

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

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

Lectures/Symposia

Sigma Xi luncheon talk “When Superconductivity Is Lost in a Field, Does It Ask for Directions?” Nat Fortune, physics. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

The Katherine Asher Engel Lecture “Anxieties of Affluence in the United States at the End of the 20th Century.” Daniel Horowitz, American studies and history. 5 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Lecture “The Relationship Between Preserving Natural Resources and the Issue of Environmental Justice.” Barry Hill, director, Office of Environmental Justice, EPA. Fourth in lecture series “Environmental Conflict or Sustainable Peace?” Sponsors: Environmental Science and Policy; Botanic Garden; Landscape Studies. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture “Iraq, the UN, and the New American Empire.” Phyllis Bennis, U.S. foreign policy specialist and frequent commentator/ analyst on U.S. and international television and radio programs. 7:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Lecture “Musicology and the Jazz Voice: A Personal Inquiry.” Richard Crawford, music, University of Michigan, and this year’s Five College resident in musicology. 8 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage*

Performing Arts/Films

Music in the Noon Hour Kenneth Fearn, piano. 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Film Italian for Beginners. Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

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

CDO infosession “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

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

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 “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 Browsing Room

Lecture “Writing About Youth and Poverty in America.” Adrian Nicole LeBlanc ’86, author, Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx.” 4:15 p.m., Seelye 201

Lecture “Saving Women’s Lives.” Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and executive director, U.N. Population Fund. Sponsors: Project on Women and Social Change; Sierra Club. 8 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Meetings/Workshops

Stride Scholars fellowships lunch Learn how to prepare for prestigious major fellowships. (Nearly all require U.S. citizenship.) Noon, Duckett Dining Room C

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

CDO infosession “Internship Orientation.”
5 p.m., Seelye 106

Smith TV meeting Share your creativity in producing new shows this semester. 7 p.m., Media Services, Alumnae Gym

Religious Life

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

Tea The chaplains and the dean of religious life welcome you for tea and conversation. Have a cup of tea. Make a friend. Wage peace. 4:30-5:30 p.m., 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

Lacrosse v. Elms. 4 p.m., Athletic Field*

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 “Speaking to the Dead in Renaissance Elegies: Holding On and Letting Go.” William Allan Oram, Helen Means Professor of English. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “Nothing Can Stop Those Long Waves: Culture and Social Movements in American Studies.” George Lipsitz, ethnic studies, University of California at San Diego. 4:50 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown FAC

Lecture “Brimstone and Bleeding Earth.” Artist, author and printmaker Barry Moser, illustrator of The Pennyroyal Caxton Bible. Sponsors: religion; Chapel. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture “Making Your Creative Dreams Reality!” Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy (SARK), author and artist, whose books, products and services inspire creative living. (See story at www.smith.edu/ news.) 7:30 p.m., Chapel*

Performing Arts/Films

Film By Hook or Crook, a film that investigates gender identity and puts a unique spin on the traditional Hollywood buddy movie. Question-and-answer session with writers/directors Harry Dodge and Silas Howard follows. Part of WST 100: Issues in Queer Studies. 6:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Film A series of documentaries on topics such as Iraq, NATO expansion, Muslim culture and indigenous peoples. Discussion follows. Sponsor: Smith World Affairs Committee. 7 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown FAC

Film Italian for Beginners Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

Human Resources roundtable on tuition benefits available to employees, their spouses/partners and children. Bring a bag lunch. 1-2 p.m., Wright Common Room

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

Heads of Orgs meeting 5 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown FAC

Class of 2006 representatives 5 p.m., Seelye 206

Open forum on Residential Life Task Force proposals. Members of the task force (chaired by Maureen Mahoney, Dean of the College) will give a progress report on the work of the committee and answer questions. 7:15 p.m., Seelye 106

Religious Life

Hillel at Noon. Noon, Kosher Kitchen, Dawes

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

Softball v. Trinity. 4 p.m., Athletic Field*

Lacrosse v. Wesleyan. 4:30 p.m., Athletic Field*

Step intervals class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio

Friday 3/28 Saturday 3/29 Sunday 3/30 Exhibitions

Lectures/Symposia

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

Lecture “Palestinian and Lebanese Women Filmmakers.” A talk on the representation of women in war by filmmaker Alia Arasoughly, visiting scholar-in-residence in women’s studies. Her films and others she discusses will be shown on Sunday, March 30 (see 3/30 listing). 4 p.m., Seelye 106*

Lecture “Theory and Literary Representation of Pleasure in the Renaissance: Montaigne, Tasso, Lucretius.” Ullrich Langer, French and Italian literature, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 207*

Silk Unraveled! Northampton Silk Project’s symposium keynote address “Reweaving Threads of History.” Madelyn Shaw, associate curator, costumes and textiles, Rhode Island School of Design, and guest curator of the exhibit “Silk in New England Society, 1730-1930.” 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films

Concert Jason LaVasseur blends humorous stories and heartfelt songs and has gained a reputation as one of today’s best solo performers. Sponsor: Smith Life and Learning. 7 p.m., Davis First Floor*

Concert Ronald Gorevic, viola, and Clifton J. Noble, Jr., piano, will perform works from a newly published version of Berlioz’s Harold in Italy and the premier of Jazz Fantasy on Themes from Harold in Italy, by Noble. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Meetings/Workshops

First Group Scholars fellowships lunch Discover how to prepare for the prestigious major fellowships. (Nearly all require U.S. citizenship.) 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

Presentation “Moth to Cloth.” Local artisans and students will demonstrate the various processes of silk textile production. Part one of the Northampton Silk Project’s symposium Silk Unraveled! 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Atrium, Museum of Art, Brown FAC*

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

Tennis v. Brandeis. Time TBA, Tennis Courts

Lectures/Symposia

Silk Unraveled! “Case Studies: Why Does Silk Production Succeed or Fail?” Day two of the Northampton Silk Project’s symposium. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Conference Union of Underrepresented Science Students. Speaker and panel. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., McConnell Auditorium*

Lecture Orion String Quartet members will discuss the experience of playing the Beethoven quartets, which they will perform in the evening. 3 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage*

Performing Arts/Films

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

Concert Orion String Quartet will perform Beethoven. Tickets: $20 ($18.50 in advance); $10 ($8 in advance) for Five College students; $5 for Smith students. Sponsors: music department; Music in Deerfield. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Meetings/Workshops

Presentation on the direction and state of the college, focusing on diversity issues. Part of Black Alumnae weekend. 10-11 a.m., Seelye 106

Workshop given by the Peer Sexuality Educators. All attendees will receive free raffle tickets for a prize drawing. Part of the Wellness Festival. 1 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Yoga class Door prizes and four free raffle tickets to attendees. Part of the Wellness Festival. 2:30 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Workshop “Body Wise and Wonderful,” given by the Bodywise Student Educators. Door Prizes and five free raffle tickets. Part of the Wellness Festival. 2:30 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Presentation by the Smith College Archives on the history of women of color at Smith. Part of Black Alumnae weekend. 3-4 p.m., Seelye 106

Other Events/Activities

Quilting Drop in and spend time being crafty for a worthwhile cause. All products will be donated to the ABC Quilts Program, a national organization providing quilts to local sick or abandoned children. All skill levels can contribute. Sponsor: Class of 2005 Cabinet. 1-5 p.m., Scott Gym

Wellness Festival Celebration featuring a performance by the Vibes, free mini-massages, refreshments and a drawing for grand prizes. 4 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Tennis v. Brandeis. Time TBA, Tennis Courts*

Lecture/Symposia

Lecture “What Is Silk Worth Today?” Part of the Northampton Silk Project’s symposium Silk Unraveled! 1-4 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Gallery of Readers Robin Barber and Bonnie Atkins will read from their work. 4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Performing Arts/Films

Film This is Not Living Hay mish Eishi. Filmmaker Alia Arasoughly, visiting scholar-in-residence in women’s studies, will screen her film and others discussed in her March 28 talk on the representation of women in war (see 3/28 listing). 2 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Films Run Lola Run and Koyaanisqatsi, presented by the Smith Rhythm Ensemble. 7 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage

Concert Arcadia Players Baroque Orchestra will perform Water Music by Handel and The Sea by Telemann. Margaret Irwin-Brandon, director. For ticket information, call 584-8882. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Meetings/Workshops

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

MassPIRG meeting Hunger and homelessness campaign. 4:30 p.m., Wright 200

Religious Life

Interdenominational Protestant Community morning worship in celebration of the Black Student Alliance conference. The Rev. Robin R. Woods ’83, guest preacher. Brunch follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 10:30 a.m., Chapel*

Roman Catholic Mass Fr. John O’Brien, C.P., 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 by 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

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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