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Lectures/Symposia

Lecture “From Ivory Tower to Family Kitchen: Contradictions and Opportunities—Lessons from Springfield.” Henry Lu, landscape architecture and regional planning, UMass. Part of LSS 100: Issues in Landscape Studies. 2:40 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Biology/biochemistry honors presentation “A Single Bout of Eccentrically Biased Exercise Alters the Expression of HSP60, HSP90, and Actin in Female Mouse Biceps Brachii.” Prianka Patel, biochemistry. 4 p.m., McConnell B05

Biology/biochemistry honors presentation “Oxidative Cleavage of Phenylpropanoids to Aldehydes.” Soledad Tarka Ayres, biochemistry. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05

Biology/biochemistry honors presentation “Does History Repeat Itself? An in vivo Experimental Exploration of RNase P RNA Evolution.” Anne Black, biology. 5 p.m., McConnell B05

Lecture “Imagination and Improvisation Against Formulaic Methods: Anthropologists in the Field.” Judith Okely, anthropology, University of Hull, United Kingdom, will discuss the changing terrain of anthropology and ethnography as a methodological strategy, based on dialogues with anthropologists about their experience and practice of fieldwork in Europe, Africa, India and South America. 5 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Performing Arts/Films

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

Spoken word Performance artist Lydia Lunch gives an anti-war presentation. 4:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Film Sponsor: Luso-Brazilian Club. For more information, visit www.smith.edu/lbc. 7:30 p.m., McConnell B05

Meetings/Workshops

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

2005 class rep meeting Open to all first-years. 5 p.m., Seelye 101

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

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 “A Science and Engineering Construction Update and Discussion.” Charles Staelin, dean for academic development. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Biology/biochemistry honors presentation “Phosphoglucose Isomerase Variation and Genetic Structure in Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia) Populations.”Amy Toulson, biology. 4 p.m., McConnell B15

Biology/biochemistry honors presentation “Development of a Novel Method for Determining the Accessibility of Potential Vaccine Targets in Live Brugia Malayi.”Alanna Morris, biology. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B15

Biology/biochemistry honors presentation “The Development of Novel Antimicrobials: Altering the Binding Specificity of Colicin E9.” Alex Stone, biology. 5 p.m., McConnell B15

Poetry reading Distinguished poet and translator W.S. Merwin will read from his poetry. Book signing follows. 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films

Film Sponsor: Luso-Brazilian Club. For more information, visit www.smith.edu/lbc. 7:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center

Meetings/Workshops

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

Question-and-answer session with poet W.S. Merwin, who will read from his work in the evening. 3:30-5 p.m., Seelye 207

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

Religious Life

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

Student engineers NASA presentation Smith engineering students who participated in a microgravity experiment with NASA during spring break will describe their experience and discuss the results of their research project. 4 p.m., Seelye 106

Biology and biochemistry honors presentation “Resistance is Futile: Reducing the Frequency of Antibiotic Resistance Using Colicin Cocktails.” Adrienne Kicza, biology. 4 p.m., McConnell B05

Biology/biochemistry honors presentation “Indirect Consequences of Overfishing: Abundance Patterns and Bioerosion Rates of the Rock Urchin Echinometra Viridis on the Belize Barrier Reef.” Jocelyn Brown-Saracino, biology. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05

Biology/biochemistry honors presentation “Genome evolution in ciliates: insights from both mitochondria and nuclei.” Nora Wilkins, biology. 5 p.m., McConnell B05

Performing Arts/Films

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

Gamelan concert The Gamelan Ensemble will perform a program of traditional Javanese music and dance. 8 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage*

Dance concert Performance by Candace Salyers, MFA candidate. Featuring modern solo and group works. 8 p.m., Scott Dance Studio*

Meetings/Workshops

Campus Climate Working Group “Beyond Language: Sex, Gender and the Women’s College.” Panel moderated by Jennifer Walters, dean of religious life, including Brenda Allen, director of institutional diversity; Julie Mencher, counseling services transgender specialist; and others. Lunch provided to first 80 attendees. Noon, 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

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*

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

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

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture “ ‘I Enjoyed Myself’ or Did I? Reading Early Modern Women Writers.” Sharon C. Seelig, English. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “Herbal Fitness and the Magic Belly-Roller.” Kristin L. Bright, postdoctoral fellow and research associate, Prevention Research Center, and University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health. Bright’s research includes cultural studies of traditional and complementary medicine in South Asia and the anthropology of drugs and alcohol in the United States and India. Reception precedes. Sponsors: Lecture Committee; anthropology.
4:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room

Performing Arts/Films

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

Festival of One-Act Plays Teeth, by Tina Howe, directed by Max MacMillan; The Most Massive Woman Wins, by Madeleine George, directed by Katherine Vecchio ’04; Jiley Nance and Lednerg, by Jacquelyn Reingold, directed by Zoë Block ’03; The Fifteen Minute Hamlet, by Tom Stoppard, directed by Grace Dingledine ’03; Out at Sea, by S. Mrozek, directed by Aleksandra Sycz ’03; and We Exist in This Life, directed and written by Flip Filippi ’03. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Dance concert See 4/30 listing. 8 p.m., Scott Dance Studio*

Concert Smith College Jazz and Wind Ensembles will perform traditional and nontraditional music. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Jittery’s Live presents Beth Amsel with Mya Amberman ’05. Come celebrate spring with these two dynamic performers. 9 p.m., Davis First Floor*

Meetings/Workshops

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

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

Religious Life

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

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

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

BFAC student bash Dance party for Smith students and friends celebrating the grand reopening of the Museum of Art. Breakfast buffet, incredible art, cool space, hot music. Suggested attire: your best black or white or both. RSVP as soon as possible to bfac@email.smith.edu or ext. 3438. Tickets: free with Smith student ID; $10 per guest after 4/25. Sponsor: Student Liaison Committee of the Smith Museum of Art. 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Museum Atrium, Brown Fine Arts Center

Friday 5/2-Saturday 5/3 Sunday 5/4-Tuesday 5/6 Wednesday 5/7-Saturday, May 10 Exhibitions

Friday, May 2

Last day of classes

Lectures/Symposia

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

Performing Arts/Films

Informal student recital 7 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Theatre Ça parle drôlement. French 240: French Theatre Workshop performs a series of scenes from contemporary French plays. Followed by year-end celebration for French students, majors and faculty; announcement of the Voltaire and Césare prize winners. Refreshments served. 7 p.m., Wright Common Room

Film A screening of final works by students in FLS 282: Advanced Video Seminar, an intensive, semester-long video seminar. 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium

Festival of One-Act Plays See 5/1 listing. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Religious Life

Muslim congregational prayer Lunch provided; RSVP by Thursday to ext. 2753. Noon, Chapel

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

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Saturday, May 3

Pre-examination study period begins

Performing Arts/Films

Concert “Listen Up!” Graduate student Danny Holt will perform a concert of contemporary piano music by Henryk Górecki, James Welch, Nurit Tilles, Avi Berman, and a new concerto by Amherst College student John R. Downey, Jr. With Clifton J. Noble, Jr., piano, and Amanda Burr, violin. 3 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Sunday, May 4

Lectures/Symposia

Gallery of Readers Karen Randall and Mary Beth Brooker will read from their work. 4 p.m., Neilson Library*

Performing Arts/Films

Senior recital Anna Sergel, soprano; and Emily Lee, percussion, will perform works by Donaudy, Britten, Mozart, Wolfe, and Righini. 4 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Religious Life

Interdenominational Protestant community worship All welcome. 10:30 a.m., Chapel

Roman Catholic mass Fr. Ronald Sadlowski, 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 dinner provided. Students, faculty, staff and friends are welcome. 4:30 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church*
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Monday, May 5

Pre-examination study period ends

Religious Life

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

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

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Tuesday, May 6

Final examinations begin

Performing Arts/Films

Concert in memory of Dorothy Stahl (1918-2003), professor emeritus of music. 4 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Meetings/Workshops

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

Religious Life

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 7

Religious Life

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*

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

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., ESS Fitness Studio
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Thursday, May 8

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*

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

Step intervals class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio
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Friday, May 9

Examination period ends

Religious Life

Muslim congregational prayer Lunch provided; RSVP by Thursday to ext. 2753. Noon, Chapel

Shabbat services Dinner follows in the Kosher Kitchen, Dawes. 5:30 p.m., Dewey Common Room.

Other Events/Activities

Grand reopening celebration for the Lyman Plant House and Conservatory. Join us as we celebrate the completion of the renovation and restoration, after six years of planning and two years of construction. Come and reacquaint yourself with our plant collections under glass. 4-8 p.m., Lyman Plant House and Conservatory*
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Saturday, May 10

Houses close for all students, except ’03 graduates, Commencement workers, and those with Five College finals after May 9.

Eye-witness to History: Artifacts of Perception A collection of recent acquisitions by the history of science and technology department, consisting of objects relating to vision and perception, assembled by students of History of Science 112. Opening reception: 11 a.m., Friday, May 2. Through June 15. Lower Level, McConnell Hall*

Paintings by Xiaodong Zhang . Sponsors: art; East Asian Studies. Through May 25. Oresman Gallery, BFAC*

Silk in New England Society, 1730-1930 One of three culminating events in a six-year community project exploring silk’s role in Northampton history, this exhibition presents 78 stunning works of woven, printed and embroidered silk, as well as paintings and photographs. Through June 15. Museum of Art*

Inside Nantucket: Eastman Johnson Studies of Island Home Life A small installation of the 19th-century American painter’s work celebrates the museum’s recent acquisition of a highly finished oil study for The New Bonnet, an important genre picture from the artist’s Nantucket subjects. Through July 20. Museum of Art*

The Floating World Organized by curatorial consultant Samuel C. Morse of Amherst College, this exhibition features painted scrolls--of the “Floating World”--of Japan in the Edo period. The works reveal, in Morse’s words, “that there is a melancholy quality to the intensity of living for the moment.” April 27-July 20 and July 25-October 26. Museum of Art*

Master Drawings from the Smith College Museum of Art (Part I) features European drawings spanning the late 15th to the mid-19th centuries. Works range from the only Matthias Grünewald drawing in America to studies by Edgar Degas for the museum’s monumental painting The Daughter of Jephthah. April 27-June 22. Museum of Art*

The Monro Academy: The Golden Age of the British Watercolor A small exhibition of English prints, drawings and watercolors organized by intern Autumn Kidd ’03. April 27-June 22. Museum of Art

African Artistry: Insight and Imagination features objects from central and western Africa, including a striking beaded crown by an artist of the Yoruba people of Nigeria and 34 recent gifts from the collection of the late Herman Copen. April 27-February 8, 2004. Museum of Art

The Smith College Museum of Art, which reopens to the public on Sunday, April 27, will be open every day of the week except Monday and major holidays. Museum hours through May 25 are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

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