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Lectures/Symposia

Lecture “Between the Building and the Street: The Landscape Architect and Security Design.” Leonard Hopper, landscape architect, New York City Housing Authority. Part of LSS 100: Issues in Landscape Studies. 2:40 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Lecture “From Tehran to Tokyo: Trends in Women’s Filmmaking Around the World.” Debra Zimmerman, executive director, Women Make Movies, Inc. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Lecture “The Politics of Environmental Decision-Making: A Conversation with Congressman Richard E. Neal.” Congressman Neal represents the second congressional district, which includes Northampton. This will be a kick-off to a week of Earth Day events. 4:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Lecture “Do We Think With Our Brains?” Mikael Karlsson, philosophy, University at Iceland. Sponsors: philosophy; Visiting Scholars Program. 4:45 p.m., Dewey Common Room*

Panel Discussion on the Patriot Act. 7:30 p.m., McConnell Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films

Film Teresa de Jesus. Third 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*

Film Cane Toads: An Unnatural History by filmmaker Mark Lewis (who also made A Natural History of the Chicken) looks at what happened when the cane toad was imported to Australia to rid the country of the greyback beetle, which was devouring the sugarcane crop. Part of a weeklong series of events noting Earth Day. 7 p.m., Seelye 110*

Meetings/Workshops

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

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

Religious Life

Green Tara meditation with Geshe Lobsang Tsetan. Sponsor: 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 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

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

Lectures/Symposia

Sigma Xi luncheon talk “Antarctica: Past, Present and Future.” Robert Burger, geology. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “The Barnes Aquifer: A Water Problem of Local Proportions.” Bob Newton, geology. Part of a weeklong series of events noting Earth Day. Noon, Dewey Common Room*

Lecture “Darwin and the Duodecimo: Natural Selection and Books.” Roderick Cave, British printing historian. 4 p.m., Mortimer Rare Book Room, Neilson Library*

Forum to discuss commencement speaker Madeleine Albright’s career and contributions to U.S. foreign policy. Speakers: Carol Christ, president; Steven Goldstein, government; Mlada Bukovansky, government; and Jon Western, Five College professor of international relations. Sponsors: government; International Relations Program. 5 p.m., Seelye 201

Lecture “Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse.” Sut Jhally, UMass. 7:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films

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

Meetings/Workshops

Fellowships lunch Learn how to apply for major fellowships (see notice for required GPAs). Noon, Duckett Dining Room C

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

Praxis information session 7 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)

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

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

Panel discussion regarding environmental action outside of Smith and how we can all become responsible citizens in a time of uncertainty. Part of a weeklong series of events noting Earth Day. 4:15 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture “Culture of Light.” Seth Riskin, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The presentation will consider light as a tool, an artistic medium, an intellectual vehicle, and an instrument so essential to the growth of human understanding that it’s played a key role in almost every field of human inquiry. Sponsors: theatre; physics; dance; Lecture Fund. 7 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown FAC*

Lecture “Rebuilding Afghanistan: Women and Civil Society.” Sima Wali, president and CEO, Refugee Women in Development, has devoted her life to addressing the needs of women and refugees. She received an honorary degree from Smith in 2002 for her work and activities in support of human rights. Part of GOV 233. Sponsors: Lecture Committee; Leanna Brown Lecture Fund. 7:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films

Film Affluenza explores the both comical and sobering aspects of consumerism and its enormous impact on families, communities and the environment. Part of a weeklong series of events noting Earth Day. 7 p.m., Seelye 110*

Theater B4T (Before Testosterone). A one-act play dealing with issues of being black, trans and queer. Sponsor: PRISM. 7 p.m., McConnell Auditorium*

Film Promises. This Emmy award-winning documentary examines the Middle East conflict through the eyes of Palestinian and Israeli children. Followed by discussion with one of the film’s protagonists, Faraj Faraj, and members of Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace who recently visited Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 312*

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

Meetings/Workshops

Fellowships lunch Learn how to apply for major fellowships (see notice for required GPAs). Noon, Duckett Dining Room C

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

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

CDO infosession Internship Orientation. 7 p.m., Seelye 106

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; 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

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

Yoga class Noncredit, for students. All levels. 4:45-6 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Faculty/staff preview of the new Smith College Museum of Art. Light refreshments served; casual attire. Respond to bfac@email.smith.edu or ext. 3438. 5-7 p.m., Atrium

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

Lunch and Learn series “Enchanted Circles and Beyond.” Sherry Poirrier and Mimi Lempart, staff artists, discuss how the remarkable landscape of northern New Mexico has inspired their pastel paintings and mandala drawings. Sponsor: Staff Council. Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture “The World Summit on Sustainable Development and the Politics of Multilateralism: Johannesburg in Perspective.” Tandeka Nkiwane, government. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “Community Gardens.” Gabby Immerman. Part of a weeklong series of events noting Earth Day. Noon, Dewey Common Room

Lecture “The Realities of Environmental Racism.” Na’Taki Osborne, National Wildlife Federation. Part of a weeklong series of events noting Earth Day. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Performing Arts/Films

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

Jittery’s Live presents Rose Polenzani, an artist with as much potential as passion. Come see what the buzz is all about. 9 p.m., Davis, First Floor*

Meetings/Workshops

Human Resources roundtable “The Hiring Process.” Bring your questions, comments and a brown bag lunch. A $5 gift certificate to Bart’s will be raffled at the end of the discussion. Noon, 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

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*

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 4/25 Saturday 4/26 Sunday 4/27 Exhibitions

Lectures/Symposia

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

Performing Arts/Films

Quadstock presents “Hip Hop Elements,” a spoken word poetry competition. 7 p.m., Unity House *

Film Ferngully An animated film about a magical rainforest and what happened when humans came to it. Part of a weeklong series of events noting Earth Day. 7 p.m., Seelye 201

Gospel concert The Genesis Gospel Choir. Kevin Sharpe, director. 7:30 p.m. Chapel*

Concert The Krasnaya Trio. Alexander Miller ’05, violin; Rachel Santamaria-Schwartz ’03, cello; and Juliana Han ’03 piano, will perform solo and ensemble works by Kassado, Brahms, Barber and Arensky. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Meetings/Workshops

Fellowships lunch Learn how to apply for major fellowships (see notice for required GPAs). Noon, Duckett Dining Room C

Religious Life

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

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

Hillyer Art Library rededication Presentations include “A Visual Tour of Academic Library Buildings in the Information Age,” by Sarah Thomas ’70, Carl A. Kroch University Librarian, Cornell; “Information Space,” by Susan T. Rodriguez, Polshek Partnership Architects, design principal of the Brown Fine Arts Center. A ribbon-cutting, reception and tour of the art library will follow. The event coincides with the annual meeting of the Friends of the Smith College Libraries. 2 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center*

Lectures/Symposia

Lecture “The Great Hip-Hop Swindle.” Pop Master Fabel, hip-hop artist. Part of Quadstock. 7 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown FAC*

Lecture Jin the MC, an Asian-American rapper, will speak about his life and why he got involved in the rap industry. Question-and-answer session follows. 8:30 p.m., McConnell Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films

Concert “Hip Hop Elements,” featuring Pop Master Fabel and local and regional artists, breaking battles and graffiti art. Part of Quadstock. Noon-5 p.m., Davis Lawn

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

Concert Smith Orchestra. Symphony No. 4 by Tchaikovsky, and other works. Jonathan Hirsh, Joel Pitchon, directors. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Other Events/Activities

Tennis v. Springfield. 10 a.m., Tennis Courts*

Track and Field NEWMAC Tournament. 11 a.m., ITT*

Earth Day celebration to promote sustainability and responsible living at Smith and greater Northampton. Part of a weeklong series of events noting Earth Day. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Burton Lawn*

Lectures/Symposia

Gallery of Readers Patricia Stacey and Joan Cenedella read from their work. 4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Performing Arts/Films

Concert Smith College Chorus, joined by the University of Pennsylvania Men’s Glee Club in a performance of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Pamela Getnick and Erik Nordgren, directors. Special guest: Genesis Gospel Choir. 1:30 p.m., Chapel*

Concert featuring Dub Narcotic Sound System. Tickets: $8, general; $6, Smith students. 7 p.m., Field House*

Meetings/Workshops

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

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

Religious Life

Interdenominational Protestant Community worship in celebration of our graduating seniors, led by The Rev. Dr. Leon Tilson Burrows. Elizabeth Scriven ’03 and Julia Himes ’03 will preach. Brunch follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 10:30 a.m., Chapel*

Roman Catholic Mass Fr. Simon Harak, S.J., celebrant, and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. Supper 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

Reopening of the Smith College Museum of Art and ribbon-cutting for the Brown Fine Arts Center. (See box on other side for information.)

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

Paintings by Xiaodong Zhang. Sponsors: art; East Asian Studies. A reception will take place on Monday, April 21, 4:30-6 p.m. in the gallery. Through May 25. Oresman Gallery, BFAC*

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