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Sunday, April 13
Canceled A graduate student recital by Julie Ayotte, flute, scheduled for 4 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall, has been canceled.

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Monday, April 14

Lectures/Symposia

Lecture “The Meditation Garden at Graceland: Rediscovering Lost Meaning in Landscape Design.” Alice Friedman, art, director of the architecture program, Wellesley College. Part of LSS 100, “Issues in Landscape Studies.” 2:40 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films

Film Teresa de Jesus. Second 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*

Lecture “Feminism 101: The New York Women’s Video Festival in the 1970s.” Melinda Barlow, film studies, University of Colorado at Boulder. This talk explores the legacy of this video festival and its relationship to American feminism in the 1970s. 4:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown FAC*

Lecture “Mojo Rising: Confessions of a 21st-Century Conjureman.” Performance artist Arthur Flowers, author of two novels, De Mojo Blues and Another Good Loving Blues, and a children’s book, Cleveland Lee’s Beale Street Band, teaches fiction in the Syracuse University MFA Program and is executive director of New Renaissance Writers Guild, New York City. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Meetings/Workshops

Luncheon gathering for students with loved ones involved in the war. Lunch served. Led by health services. 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 Hall

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

Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society meeting To learn about and work on medieval arts and sciences. 7-9 p.m., Wright Hall Common Room

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 warmly 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

SGA Election Extravaganza Presidential candidates debates, entertainment, food and prizes. 7 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 “Green Genes and Plant Self-Expression.” Carolyn Wetzel, biology. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “Globalizing Tuberculosis Cultures: Making Sense of WHO Protocols in Formerly Soviet Georgia.” Erin Koch, anthropology, The New School for Social Research, New York City, will discuss her ethnographic research in post-Soviet Georgia hospitals and public health NGOs. Her work brings together cutting-edge medical anthropology, post-socialist studies, and the anthropology of development. 4:30 p.m., Wright Common Room

Poetry reading Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott will read with poet Melissa Green. Booksigning follows. 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Lecture “Wisdom in Tibetan Buddhism.” Geshe Lobsang Tsetan. Sponsors: East Asian studies and Ada Howe Kent fund. 7:30 p.m., Wright Common Room*

Performing Arts/Films

Music in the Noon Hour Justina Golden and Friends will perform folk, contemporary and jazz especially for tax day. 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Film Sponsored by Luso-Brazilian Club. For more information visit www.smith.edu/lbc. 7:30 p.m., McConnell B15

Film O’ Brother, Where Art Thou? Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

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

Question-and-answer with poets Derek Walcott and Melissa Green, who will read from their work in the evening. A packet of their poems is available from the Poetry Center office, Wright 101. 3:30 p.m., Seelye 207

CDO infosession “Job Search for Seniors.” 7 p.m., CDO, Drew

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

Religious Life

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

Catholic Adas gathering and informal discussion/reflection. Lunch served. All welcome. Noon, 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*

Lenten Service of Reconciliation Fr. John O’Brien, C.P., and Fr. Ronald Sadowski, celebrants. Service includes scriptural readings, reflections, prayer, quiet, contemplative music and the opportunity for individual confession. 7:30 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Other Events/Activities

Language lunch tables Korean, German. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Rooms A, B (alternate weekly)

Economics lunch table Monthly lunch discussion for economics majors. Topic: President Bush’s tax cuts. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Softball vs. Mount Holyoke. 3:30 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 student. 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 “Asset Allocation: The Key to Investing Success.” A senior representative from Fidelity Investments will discuss how different asset mixes may be appropriate for investors in different circumstances. Lunch served to first 70 attendees. 12:10 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room

Discussion “Self-Injury: Towards an Understanding.” Sponsor: Healthy Heads. 4:15 p.m., Bass 203

Lecture “Gypsy Culture: A Closer Look.” Krista Harper. Discussion follows. Sponsor: Smith World Affairs Committee. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 110

Performing Arts/Films

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 wars into Africa’s agony. Tickets (585-ARTS): $7, general; $5, students, children, seniors. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Meetings/Workshops

Cuba J-term meeting Afro-Cuban Culture: dance and theatre program offered in Santiago de Cuba, January 3-24, 2004. For more information, consult: www.smith.edu/spp/ and select “January term.” 7 p.m., Hatfield 206

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 Submit names to the Chapel of people you would like to have included in the prayers. Names are read from a book with a prayer and the Chapel bell is rung. 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 warmly 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

First Seder at Amherst College. Reservations required (ext. 2754, bcotnoir@smith.edu). 6:45 p.m., Lewis Sebring Dining Hall

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

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture “Why Commencement is at the End: The Physics of Time Flow into the Past and Future.” Nathanael Fortune, physics. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Performing Arts/Films

Concert Informal student recital. 4:30 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage

Film Gadjo Dilo. A rare glimpse of gypsy culture. Introduced by Krista Harper, anthropology. Discussion follows. Refreshments provided. Sponsor: Smith World Affairs Committee. 7 p.m., Seelye 106

Theatre Midnight at 7:30. An evening of short plays by Five-College students. Sponsors: New Play Reading series; Student Theatre Committee, which sponsors Midnight Theatre. 7:30 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage*

Theatre Flight, by David Lan; Ellen W. Kaplan, director. See 4/16 listing. Tickets (585-ARTS): $7, general; $5, students, children, seniors. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Film O’ Brother, Where Art Thou? Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

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

Acne infosession What causes acne? What new treatments are available? Sponsor: health services. 5 p.m., Seelye 106

Religious Life

Interdenominational Protestant Community Maundy Thursday service led by the Rev. Dr. Leon Tilson Burrows with students reading the day’s lessons. A light lunch will be provided to eat at the Chapel or carry away. 12:15 p.m., Chapel

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*

Newman Association meeting 5 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper with the rite of feet washing and the Installation of Eucharistic Ministers. Fr. Peter E. Fink, S. J., theology, the Weston Jesuit School of Theology. 5:15 p.m., Chapel

Second Seder Reservations required (ext. 2754, bcotnoir@smith.edu). 6:30 p.m., Davis Ballroom

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

Taize Brief service of contemporary evening prayer and meditation led by Jennifer Walters, dean of religious life, using chants from the international ecumenical community in Taize, France. All welcome. 10:10 p.m. Wright Hall 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 4/18 Saturday 4/19 Sunday 4/20 Exhibitions

Lectures/Symposia

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

Lecture “Affirmative Action and the New White Nationalism in America.” Carol M. Swain, law and political science, Vanderbilt University Law School, will discuss her latest work, “The New White Nationalism in America: Its Challenge to Integration.” Part of the Kahn Institute project for 2002-03, “The Question of Reparations: The U.S. Context.” Booksigning follows. Refreshments served.
4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Performing Arts/Films

Theatre Trading Voices: A Cabaret. Sponsors: Leading Ladies, Smith College’s student musical theatre ensemble; Northampton Center for the Arts. Tickets: $3, general; $2, students and seniors. 8 p.m., Northampton Center for the Arts*

Theatre Flight, by David Lan; Ellen W. Kaplan, director. See 4/16 listing. Tickets (585-ARTS): $7, general; $5, students, children, seniors. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Contra dance with a band. Tickets: $7, general; $5, Smith students. Sponsor: Outing Club. 9 p.m.-midnight, Davis Ballroom

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

Religious Life

Muslim congregational prayer Lunch provided; RSVP by Thursday, ext. 2753. Noon-1 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Interdenominational Protestant Community Good Friday service led by the Rev. Dr. Leon Tilson Burrows. Light lunch provided to eat at the Chapel or carry away. 12:15 p.m., Chapel

Green Tara meditation with Geshe Lobsang Tsetan. Sponsor: 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

Good Friday Service Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion. Fr. Peter E. Fink, S.J., celebrant. 5:15 p.m., 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

Spring fashion show displaying the design projects of club members. Sponsor: Plaid. 7 p.m., Wright Auditorium

Performing Arts/Films

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

Student Recital Emily Spura, mezzo-soprano, will perform works by Fauré, Copland, Strauss and Vaughn Williams, as well as the premier of On Miracles by Clifton J. Noble, Jr. with text by Smith student Jessica Bumpous. 7 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall

A cappella jam featuring The Noteables and a guest group in a multi-genre performance. 7 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Theatre Flight, by David Lan; Ellen W. Kaplan, director. See 4/16 listing. Tickets (585-ARTS): $7, general; $5, students, children, seniors. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Religious Life

Easter Vigil Fr. Peter E. Fink, S.J., celebrant. Service of Light and the Blessing of the Fire, Liturgy of the Word, Litany of the Saints, Blessing of Water and Renewal of Baptismal Promises, and Liturgy of the Eucharist. All welcome. Reception follows in Bodman Lounge. 8 p.m., Chapel*

Other Events/Activities

Softball vs. WPI. Noon, Athletic Field*

SASA Pan Africa Day dinner Admission: $3. Sponsor: Smith African Students Association. 5 p.m., Scott Gym

SASA Pan Africa Day cultural show Admission: $3. Sponsor: Smith African Students Association. 8 p.m., John M. Greene Hall

Palante Cultural show followed by party. Palante is a Latino pride night of celebration and fun with the Five Colleges. Sponsor: Nosotras. Show, 8-10 p.m.; party, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Davis Ballroom

SASA Pan Africa Day party Admission: $2. Sponsor: Smith African Students Association. 10 p.m., Unity House

Performing Arts/Films

Concert Jeux á Deux. Featuring Mozart’s Sonata in D Major, performed on fortepiano; Fauré’s Dolly suite, movements 1–4; Mozart’s Rondo in D Major and first movement of the Sonata in A Major, both on fortepiano; and Debussy’s first Arabesque and Minstrels. 3 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Meetings/Workshops

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

Religious Life

Easter Mass Fr. Peter E. Fink, S.J., and Elizabeth Carr, chaplain. Brunch follows. 9 a.m., Chapel*

Interdenominational Protestant Community Service of Celebration for Easter Sunday with festive Easter music and sermon by the Rev. Dr. Leon Tilson Burrows. An Easter Brunch at Davis Ballroom follows. All welcome. 11 a.m. Chapel*

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

No CDO open hours on Easter Sunday

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, given to the college 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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