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Saturday, March 29
Family Day at the Smith College Museum of Art. “Got Silk?” A day of performances, demonstrations and hands-on projects for kids 4-12, in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition “Silk in New England Society, 1730-1930,” which will mark a partial reopening of the museum. 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m., First Floor, Museum of Art*

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Monday, March 31

Lectures/Symposia

Lecture “Four Views, Three of Them through Glass, or How Much Is That Vista in the Window?” Sandy Isenstadt, art history, Yale University. Part of LSS 100: Issues in Landscape Studies. 2:40 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Biological sciences colloquium “Neural Control of Swimming: Insights from Computational Modeling.” Stephanie R. Jones, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Refreshments precede in foyer. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05

Lecture “From Paradise to Palestine: On Being a Zionist in Israel.” Howard Adelman, history, University of Maryland, and former director of Jewish studies at Smith College.
4:30 p.m., Seelye 106*

Lecture “Have You Eaten? Have You Divorced? Debating the Meaning of Freedom of Marriage in China.” William P. Alford, Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law; director, graduate and international legal studies; director, East Asian legal studies at Harvard Law School; and author of To Steal a Book Is an Elegant Offense: Intellectual Property Law in Chinese Civilization. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Meetings/Workshops

Presentation of the major Computer science. Lunch served. Noon, McConnell Foyer

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

SGA candidates meeting to discuss election guidelines and campaign ideas. Mandatory for all candidates. 5 p.m., Dewey Common Room

CDO infosession “Finding housing after you graduate.” 5 p.m., CDO, Drew

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

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

Softball doubleheader vs. Amherst. 3:30 p.m., Athletic Field*

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 4:456 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Kickboxing class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:308:20 p.m., Ainsworth Gym

Lectures/Symposia

Sigma Xi luncheon talk “From the 776 B.C. Palaestra to the 2003 A.D. Fitness Center.” Jim Johnson, exercise and sports studies. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Performing Arts/Films

Film Best in Show. Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

Presentation of the major and minor Geology. Noon-1 p.m., Sabin-Reed 101A

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

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)

Lacrosse vs. Springfield. 4:30 p.m., Athletic Field*

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 Library Browsing Room

Panel discussion “Hot Seat.” Voice your ethical questions to Maureen Mahoney, dean of the college, Jennifer Walters, dean of religious life, Kevin Quashie, assistant professor of Afro-American studies, and Monique Spyke ’03. Lunch provided to first 50 attendees. Sponsor: Office of the Chaplains. 12:15 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Lecture “F.B. Eyes: The Bureau Reads Claude McKay.” William Maxwell, English and African-American studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Part of ENG 100: Banned in the U.S.A. Reception follows. 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Panel “Conflict in Iraq: Imperialism or Altruism?” Local activists, professors and students will debate the morals and motivations surrounding U.S. military action in Iraq. Hear what others have to say and voice your own opinions. 7:30 p.m., McConnell Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films

Reading by Andrew Zimbalist, economics, from his latest book May the Best Team Win: Baseball, Economics and Public Policy, published by the Brookings Institution Press. 7:30 p.m., Broadside Bookstore, downtown Northampton*

New Play Reading Series Pulling Apart. Written as the conflict in Israel escalated during the second Intifada, this play by Ellen W. Kaplan, associate professor of theater, explores family, the Jewish diaspora, and reclaiming one’s home. 8 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Meetings/Workshops

Presentation of the major Neuroscience. 12:10 p.m., McConnell 404

Presentation of the minor History of science and technology. Refreshments served. 12:15-1:15 p.m., Kahn Institute Lounge

CDO infosession Teacher Job Fair (MERC) Orientation. 5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

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

Green Tara meditation with Geshe Lobsang Tsetan. Sponsors: East Asian studies; Ada Howe Kent Fund. 4:15-5:15 p.m., Wright Common Room*

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

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 “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 “Smith’s South Africa Program.” Alan Bloomgarden, associate director, faculty grants and community development; with faculty colleagues. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Poetry master class Olga Broumas and Melanie Braverman will critique 10 poems previously submitted by students, and engage in conversation about the poems. Open to all students. 3:30 p.m., Seelye 207

Lecture “Recovering from Violent Conflicts: Women and Peace Building in Uganda.” Jessica Nkuuhe, associate director of Isis-Women’s International Cross-Cultural Exchange. An advocate for women’s human rights at the national and regional level, she regularly conducts training programs in human rights and gender-based violence in situations of armed conflict. Sponsors: Lecture Committee; government. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Lecture “When Empire Comes Home: Repatriation in Japan after World War II.” Lori Watt, Harvard University, postdoctoral fellow, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.
5 p.m., Dewey Common Room*

Lecture “A ‘Theatre of Artifices’ and a ‘Palace of Science’: The Mathematico-Physical Salon in Dresden.” Michael B. Korey, curator, Dresden State Art Collections, Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon. Sponsor: History of Science and Technology Program. 5 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown FAC*

Performing Arts/Films

Film A series of documentaries on such topics as Iraq, NATO expansion, Muslim culture, and indigenous peoples. Discussion follows. Sponsor: Smith World Affairs Committee. 7 p.m., Seelye 106

Spring dance concert A packed evening of new choreography and performance by students and faculty. Styles include African, Brazilian, jazz, tap, modern and ballet. Tickets (585-ARTS): $8, general; $5, students/children/ seniors. There will be a $1 open dress rehearsal on Wednesday, April 2. 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*

Film Best in Show. Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

Prehealth lunch meeting “On Becoming a Nurse-Midwife.” Courtney Walsh Marsh ’98, MSN, CNM. Sponsor: Board of Prehealth Advisers. Noon, Burton 101

CDO infosession “Global Routes’ Teaching Internships in the Developing World.” Global Routes offers internships in Kenya, Ghana, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Thailand during the summer and academic year. Program fee: $4,200-$4,600. 4 p.m., CDO, Drew

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

CDO Infosession Praxis. 5 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

Friday 4/4 Saturday 4/5 Sunday 4/6 Exhibitions

Lectures/Symposia

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

Panel discussion “A Celebration of Valley Feminists.” Valley feminists and activists of the late 1960s and early 1970s articulate how their understanding of Virginia Woolf influenced their emerging feminism and activism. Moderated by Lee Edwards, dean, College of Arts and Sciences, UMass. 4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture “Economics and Identity.” George Akerlof, economics, University of California at Berkeley, Nobel laureate, and senior adviser, Brookings Panel of Economic Activity. 4:15 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown FAC*

Lecture “Reconstructing Afghanistan: The Asian Development Bank and the United States.” Paul W. Speltz, executive director for the United States, The Asian Development Bank. Open session of Government 233: Problems of Political Development. 7:30 p.m., McConnell B05*

Performing Arts/Films

Concert Music students will perform in an informal recital. 4:30 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage*

Rhythm Nation Members of the International Students Organization will display talents and perform traditions from cultures around the world. 7 p.m., John M. Greene Hall

Spring dance concert See 4/3 listing. 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*

Meetings/Workshops

Fellowships lunch for seniors. Prepare now to apply after graduation for the prestigious and lucrative major fellowships open to alumnae. (Minimum GPAs required: Daad 3.5; Fulbright, 3.1; Gates, 3.7; Luce, 3.6; Marshall, 3.7; Mellon, 3.6; Mitchell, 3.6; Rhodes, 3.6; nearly all require U.S. citizenship.) Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Religious Life

Green Tara meditation with Geshe Lobsang Tsetan. Sponsors: East Asian Studies; Ada Howe Kent Fund. 4:15-5:15 p.m., Wright Common Room*

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

Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society Gaming from Vampire LARP to Munshkin. 5 p.m. -midnight, Various Campus Classrooms

Lectures/Symposia

Lecture “Vitruvius in Papal Rome: The Renaissance Origins of Classical Architecture.” Ingrid D. Rowland, Andrew W. Mellon professor of the humanities, American Academy in Rome. Part of the Western Massachusetts Society of the Archaeological Institute of America’s Thirteenth Annual Phyllis Williams Lehmann Lecture. 11 a.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown FAC*

Performing Arts/Films

Concert Spring weekend a cappella jam. Noon-4 p.m., Unity House*

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

Concert “My Favorite Things.” Angelo Plato, trumpet, will present a senior recital of jazz and classical works. 7:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Spring Dance concert See 4/3 listing. 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*

Other Events/Activities

Equestrian Regionals 9 a.m., Equestrian Center*

Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society Gaming from Vampire LARP to Munshkin. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Various Campus Classrooms.

Softball doubleheader vs. Brandeis. Noon, Athletic Field*

Lacrosse vs. MIT. 1 p.m., Athletic Field*

Benefit for Danielle Ann Drumke ’95. (See Notice on reverse side.) 7-9 p.m., Scott Gymnasium*

Spring Ball $10. Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Davis Ballroom

Performing Arts/Films

Film Trials of Henry Kissinger. Discussion follows each screening. Sponsors: Northampton Committee to Lift the Sanctions and Stop the Bombing of Iraq; Office of the Chaplains. 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

CDO Infosession Internship Orientation.
3 p.m., Seelye 106

Meeting MassPIRG hunger and homelessness campaign. 4:30 p.m., Wright 200

Religious Life

Interdenominational Protestant Community worship with Cordelia Strandskov ’05, Protestant intern, preaching. Brunch follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 10:30 a.m., Chapel*

Roman Catholic Mass Fr. Dan 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

Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society Gaming from Vampire LARP to Munshkin. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Various Campus Classrooms

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

Silk in New England Society, 1730-1930 One of three culminating events in a six-year community project exploring silk’s role in Northampton’s history, this exhibition celebrates a partial reopening of the Museum of Art. Presentation of stunning works of woven, printed and embroidered silk, as well as paintings and photographs. Through June 15. For more information and museum hours, visit www.smith.edu/artmuseum. First Floor, Smith College Museum of Art*

Rare Silk, Rare Books An exhibition of books and objects relating to silk from the Mortimer Rare Book Room, shown in conjunction with the symposium “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

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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