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Saturday, April 5
Lehmann Lecture “Pioneering American Women in Classical Archaeology.” Susan Heuck Allen, lecturer in archaeology at Smith and a visiting scholar in classics at Brown University, has graciously agreed to replace scheduled speaker Ingrid D. Rowland, who is unable to travel from Rome. Thirteenth annual Phyllis Williams Lehmann Lecture. 11 a.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown FAC*

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Monday, April 7

Lectures/Symposia

Symposium “Russian Literature in the World Context.” In honor of Helen Muchnic. The morning session will include the following talks: “Russian Literary Utopia in the Epoch of the Enlightenment,” Tatiana Artemieve, Institute of Human Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences; “Dostoevsky, Rousseau and the Natural Goodness of Man,” Hilary Fink, Sarai Ribicoff Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Yale University; and “The Tragedy of Reason in The Brothers Karamazov,” Maria Nemcova Banerjee, professor of Russian, Smith. Sponsors: Russian; Lecture Committee.
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Lecture “Machiavelli: Inventore della scienza politica o scrittore ‘cannibale’?” Stefano Albertini, director, Casa Italiana, New York University. The lecture will be in Italian. 1 p.m., Dewey Common Room*

Symposium “Russian Literature in the World Context.” Afternoon session: “Half English Lord, Half Merchant: A.S. Pushkin and the Field-Marshal’s Monument,” Alexander Woronzoff-Dashkoff, professor of Russian, Smith; “Alexander Blok and the Modernist Family Romance,” Jenifer Presto, Slavic and comparative literature, University of Southern California; and “Maxim Gorky and the Millennium,” Donald Fanger, literature, Harvard University. Sponsors: Russian; Lecture Committee. 2-4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Lecture “Pacing the Landscape: Slowing the City Down.” Randy Hester, landscape architecture, University of California, Berkeley. Part of LSS 100: Issues in Landscape Studies. 2:40 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Biological sciences colloquium “Marine Bioinvasions: A Case Study of the Asian Shore Crab, Hemigrapus sanguineus.” Nancy O’Connor, biology and marine science, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Second in a seminar series sponsored by the Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program. Refreshments precede in foyer. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05

Lecture “From Monticello to Mulan: Communicating Values Through Culture.” Cynthia P. Schneider, Georgetown University, former U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands. (See story at www.smith.edu/ news.) Sponsors: religion; American studies; Lecture Committee; economics; history; sociology. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 106*

Lecture “Understanding a Covenant with Death: The Proslavery Constitution and What It Might Mean for Reparations.” Paul Finkelman, Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law, will discuss the proslavery aspects of the U.S. Constitution. Part of the Kahn Institute project for 2002-03 “The Question of Reparations: The U.S. Context.” 7:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Performing Arts/Films

Film Teresa de Jesus. First of a four-part series on the life and spirituality of Teresa of Avila. Sponsor: Contemplation and Action Program. 4 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel*

French Film Festival Etre et Avoir. Part of FRN 221. All films are in French with French closed captioning and have not yet been released in the United States. 7 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown FAC*

Meetings/Workshops

Luncheon gathering for students with loved ones involved in the war. Lunch served. Led by Smith Health Service. Sponsor: SGA. 12:20-1:20 p.m., Wright Common Room

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

Scotland study-abroad infosession Representatives from the University of Sterling will answer questions. 4:45 p.m., Third Floor Resource Room, Clark

Class of 2005 representatives meeting
5 p.m., Seelye 101

Workshop “Taking Care of Your Natural Hair.” Lydia Thompson ’03. This five-day workshop will discuss naturally curly/kinky hair and the politics of maintaining it in its natural form, as well as how to care for natural hair. 7-9 p.m., Seelye 107

Religious Life

Green Tara meditation with Geshe Lobsang Tsetan. Sponsor: East Asian Studies and the 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

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

Sigma Xi luncheon talk “Granular Flow: More Fun at the Beach.” Nalini Easwar, physics. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Investment panel To celebrate the kickoff of the Smith Student Investment Club, several experienced portfolio managers will discuss investment strategies. Question-and-answer session follows. Lunch for first 70 attendees. Sponsor: Women and Financial Independence. Noon, Stoddard Auditorium

Lecture “What Does it Mean to be a Thinker? Socrates, Arendt, You and Me.” Elizabeth Minnich, Union Institute. Sponsors: philosophy; Lecture Committee. 4:45 p.m., Dewey Common Room*

Lecture “The Tulsa Reparations Project.” Discussion with Paul Finkelman, Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law, about the reparations movement for the survivors of the 1921 Tulsa race riot. Part of the Kahn Institute project for 2002–03 “The Question of Reparations: The U.S. Context.” 7 p.m., Seelye 106

Lecture “The Biology and Politics of Restoring the Florida Everglades.” Paul Wetzel, research associate. Final 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*

Lecture “Compassion in Tibetan Buddhism.” Geshe Lobsang Tsetan. 7:30 p.m., Wright Common Room*

Performing Arts/Films

Music in the Noon Hour Joel Pitchon, violin; Volcy Pelletier, cello; and Deborah Gilwood, piano, will perform Schumann’s Piano Trio in D Minor, op. 63. 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

French Film Festival La Guerre à Paris. See 4/7 listing. 7 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown FAC*

Film Good Will Hunting. Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

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

S.O.S. Community Lunch “Teen Parents as Advocates.” Presentations by interns in the Parent Aid Program of Children’s Aid/Family Service, and by teen parents who have formed a political action group to lobby for reinstatement of funding. Pizza lunch provided. 12:45 p.m., Wright Common Room

Preregistration meeting for EDC 345, Elementary Curriculum and Methods. Students planning to practice teach at the elementary level need to attend this informational meeting. 5 p.m., Morgan Hall

Workshop “Taking Care of Your Natural Hair.” See 4/7 listing. 7-9 p.m., Seelye 107

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

Celebrate Buddha’s Birthday Zen Buddhist Issho Fujita will dine with students and tell stories from his life as a monk. All welcome. Sponsor: chaplains. 5:45 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room A

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)

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

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

Lecture “A Ghost Ship Comes to Life: Reconstructing an Ancient Athenian Warship.” Ford Weiskittel, director, Trireme Trust USA. Sponsors: classics; exercise and sport studies; ancient studies. 5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Performing Arts/Films

French Film Festival Sitcom. See 4/7 listing. 7 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown FAC*

Meetings/Workshops

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. 4:15 p.m., Seelye 106

CDO infosession “How to Find an Internship or Summer Job.” 5 p.m., CDO, Drew

Workshop “Taking Care of Your Natural Hair.” See 4/7 listing. 7-9 p.m., Seelye 107

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

Weekly prayers Send the Chapel names of anyone in “harm’s way” who you would like to have included in the prayers. The names are read from a book with a prayer and the Chapel bell is rung. All welcome. 1 p.m., Chapel steps*

Green Tara meditation with Geshe Lobsang Tsetan. Sponsor: East Asian Studies and the 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

AIDS Tribute Exhibition of the National AIDS Quilt. For more information, call (413) 584-8592 or (413) 585-2750. Donations appreciated. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Chapel

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

Senior Q and A An opportunity to ask the CDO counselors questions over 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

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture Curricular discussions. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “Jewish Writers from Argentina: One Hundred Years After the Arrival of the Wesser.” Stephen Shadow, Northeastern University. Sponsors: Lecture Committee; Spanish. 4:15 p.m., Dewey Common Room*

Presentation “Personal Leadership Journey.” For first-year and transfer students. Sponsor: Smith Life and Learning. 7 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Performing Arts/Films

Theatre Me and George, a one-woman show by Leslie Harrell Dillen, based on her experiences as an extra on the film, The Perfect Storm, with George Clooney. Sponsor: theatre. 1 p.m., Green Room, Mendenhall CPA*

Film Women in the Director’s Chair presents Family Practice: New Asian American Shorts. This collection of shorts views Asian families from nuclear to alternative, from Hong Kong to Canada, through the lens of women directors of five nationalities. Sponsor: film studies. 7 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown FAC

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*

Five-College Jazz Festival First of a two-night celebration, featuring combo and vocal performances. Special guest: Williams College Jazz Ensemble. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Theatre Flight, by David Lan; Ellen W. Kaplan, director. The story of four generations of a family in flight, and the complicated questions that face them as they run from Europe’s war and into Africa’s agony. Tickets (585-ARTS): $7, general; $5, students, children, seniors. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Coffeehouse fundraiser featuring David Lamotte, world-renowned folk singer. A suggested donation of $5 is requested; proceeds benefit the Teen Parenting Program of Children’s Aid and Family Services of Northampton. Free gourmet coffees and pastries available. 9 p.m., Davis Ballroom*

Film Good Will Hunting. Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

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

Workshop “Taking Care of Your Natural Hair.” See 4/7 listing. 7-9 p.m., Seelye 107

Religious Life

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

AIDS Tribute Exhibition of the National AIDS Quilt. For more information, call (413) 584-8592 or (413) 585-2750. Donations appreciated. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Chapel

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

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

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

Friday 4/11 Saturday 4/12 Sunday 4/13 Exhibitions

Lectures/Symposia

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

Lecture “Recontres essentielles: Texts and Contexts.” Thérèse Kuoh-Moukoury, Cameroonian author, journalist and women’s rights activist, will discuss her 1956 novel and other works. Lecture in English. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 207*

Lecture “Practice and Doctrine in Changing Notions of Buddhahood.” John Makransky, Buddhism and comparative theology, Boston College, will survey some of the ways that understandings of buddhahood (a Buddha’s complete enlightenment and its qualities) developed and changed historically in relation to developments in communal practices. Part of the Kahn Institute symposium “Who is Buddha? Understanding Buddhahood Past and Present.” 4:30 p.m. Seelye 106*

Student panel “Thinking Outside the Smith Bubble: Cross-College Perspectives on U.S. Hegemony.” Many speakers, different opinions. Dinner provided. Sponsor: Smith World Affairs Committee. 6 p.m., King House

Performing Arts/Films

South Asian Film Festival Film South Asia, the competitive biennial festival of documentary films on South Asian subjects, brings together the best the subcontinent has to offer in nonfiction film. Sponsor: EKTA, the South Asian students organization. 4-11 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown FAC*

Film Terror’s Children. Screening followed by discussion with the film’s writer/producer, Sharmeen Obaid ’02J, Kahn student fellow (“The Anatomy of Exile,” 2000–01). This documentary chronicles the lives of refugee children in Pakistan who have been forced to flee from their war-ravaged homes in Afghanistan, often alone, to face hunger, disease, illiteracy, servitude and forced militancy. Sponsored by the Kahn Institute. 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Five-College Jazz Festival Second of the two-night celebration, featuring big band music. Special guest: Williams College Jazz Ensemble. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Theatre Flight. See 4/10 listing. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Meetings/Workshops

Fellowships Lunch Prepare to apply for major fellowships. (Minimum GPAs required: Beinecke, 3.6; Boren, 3.2; Daad, 3.5; Fulbright, 3.1; Gates, 3.7; Killam, 3.5; Luce, 3.6; Marshall, 3.7; Mellon, 3.6; Mitchell, 3.6; Rhodes, 3.6; Truman, 3.6; Udall, 3.5; nearly all require U.S. citizenship.) Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Workshop “Taking Care of Your Natural Hair.” See 4/7 listing. 7-9 p.m., Seelye 107

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

AIDS Tribute Exhibition of the National AIDS Quilt. For more information, call (413) 584-8592 or (413) 585-2750. Donations appreciated. 9 a.m.–-noon, Chapel

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

Softball doubleheader vs. Springfield. 3 p.m., Athletic Field*

International dance party “POPS:” Rhythms from around the world. Snacks and drinks provided. All welcome. Sponsor: Smith World Affairs Committee. 10 p.m., Unity House

Lectures/Symposia

Student Research Day “Celebrating Collaborations” will feature presentations by more than 180 students of their independent study projects, senior theses and poster exhibits throughout the day. For specific times and locations, consult http://www.smith.edu/ collaborate. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Seelye Hall, Neilson Library, McConnell Foyer

Panel with Buddhist scholars Jan Chozen Bayes, Great Vow Zen Monastery; Bhikkhu Bodhi, Bodhi Monastery; Richard Hayes, McGill University; John Makransky, Boston College; Taitetsu Unno, Smith College. Part of the Kahn Institute symposium “Who Is Buddha? Understanding Buddhahood Past and Present.” 2-5:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown FAC*

Performing Arts/Films

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

Concert The Smith Glee Club and the Virginia Glee Club will each perform from its repertoire, then combine voices on Mozart’s Requiem. Jonathan Hirsh and Michael Slon, directors. 8 p.m., John M. Greene Hall*

Theatre Flight. See 4/10 listing. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Other Events/Activities

Tennis vs. Bowdoin. 10 a.m., Tennis Courts*

Track and Field Co-Ed Meet. 10:30 a.m., Athletic Field*

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

Tennis vs. Trinity. 2 p.m., Tennis Courts*

Performing Arts/Films

South Asian Film Festival See 4/11 listing. 1-8 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown FAC*

Graduate student recital Julie Ayotte, flute; with Volcy Pelletier, cello; Clifton J. Noble, Jr., harpsichord and piano; and Lisa Arbitrio Hudson, oboe. Works by Bach, Ginastera, Fauré, and Prokofiev. 4 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Meetings/Workshops

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

Religious Life

Interdenominational Protestant community worship for Palm/Passion Sunday with the Rev. Leon Tilson Burrows preaching. The Genesis Gospel Choir will perform. Brunch follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 10:30 a.m., Chapel

Palm Sunday mass Blessing of the palms followed by procession to the Chapel for mass. Fr. John O’Brien, C.P., celebrant, and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. Dinner follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 4:15 p.m., Lyman Plant House*

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*

Other Events/Activities

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. 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

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