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Monday, September 9 Tuesday, September 10 Wednesday, September 11 Thursday, September 12
Lectures/Symposia
Lecture “India-Pakistan Relations at the Crossroads.” P. A. Nazareth, the former Indian ambassador to Ghana, Egypt and Mexico, who served in the consulate general of India in New York, has been guest lecturer at the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalor, and in 2000 traveled on a goodwill visit to Pakistan with five fellow former Indian ambassadors. Refreshments served. Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

Biological sciences colloquium Martha Robbart will give her thesis presentation, hosted by Stylianos Scordilis. Refreshments preceding in foyer. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05

Meetings/Workshops

Study Abroad Information session Weekly meeting for interested students, including a review of opportunities and procedures, and a question-and-answer period. 4 p.m., Dewey Common Room

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

Other Events/Activities

SGA president’s open hours 10 a.m.-noon, Clark 201

Language lunch tables French, Italian. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room 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
The college will sponsor activities commemorating the events of September 11, 2001.

Lectures/Symposia

Sigma Xi luncheon talk “Proving the Guilt of a 2-Billion-Year-Old Terrane Suspect: Geochemical Adventures in Montana.” John Brady, geology. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Performing Arts/Films

Music in the Noon Hour Monica Jakuc, piano; Joel Pitchon, violin; Ronald Gorevic, viola; and Volcy Pelletier, cello, will perform Robert Schumann’s Piano Quartet, op. 47. 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Film Trobriand Cricket (1975). Documentary about the Trobriand Islanders’ (off New Guinea) transformation of cricket, the languid game of their former imperial rulers, into a fast-paced spectacle. Part of History 100. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 106*

Meetings/Workshops

Women and Financial Independence information session. Financial literacy is the key to taking control of your financial future. Come learn about the program’s lineup of fall seminars and events. Lunch provided to first 70 attendees. Noon, Stoddard Auditorium

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

Meeting about Columbia University’s Biosphere 2. Find out why this Smith-approved environmental study-away program is “out of this world.” Sponsor: Environmental Science and Policy Program. 4:15 p.m., Engineering 102

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

Religious Life

Episcopal Fellowship meets for worship, friendship and fun. Eucharist, fellowship and light lunch provided. Students, faculty, staff and friends are welcome. Noon, St. John’s Episcopal Church Living Room*

Other Events/Activities

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

Tennis vs. Tufts. 4:30 p.m., Tennis Courts*

Welcome Back reception for students returning from studying abroad. Meet the new senior class dean, pick up a yearbook and compare notes. Refreshments provided. 4:45 p.m., Seelye 207

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
The college will sponsor activities commemorating the events of September 11, 2001.

Lectures/Symposia

Chemistry/Biochemistry lunch chat An informal departmental seminar for students and faculty. 12:10-1:10 p.m., McConnell 403A

Meetings/Workshops

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

Religious Life

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

Field hockey vs. Connecticut College. 7 p.m., Athletic Field*

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

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture “History, Historians, and the Holocaust.” Klemens von Klemperer, L. Clark Seelye Professor Emeritus of History. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Performing Arts/Films

Film Arrival. The opening episode of the classic television series The Prisoner, created by Patrick McGoohan. A spy resigns from the British service, but is kidnapped to the Village. First of the semester-long screenings of selected episodes from the series. Part of History 254. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 201*

Benefit concert Plena Libre, Puerto Rico’s top plena band, has become a main force in the revival of plena, a traditional Puerto Rican rhythm. Tickets (available in advance at Cooper’s Corner in Florence, and State St. Fruit Store): $10, adults; $5, students/children; $12/$7 at the door. Sponsors: Northampton Arts Council; Nosotras. 8 p.m., Scott Gym

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*

Meeting Newman Association. 7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Hillel New year, new rabbi, new faces. Meet the new rabbi and students, and discuss the new direction of the Hillel board. 7 p.m., Seelye 101

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 Korean, 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
Friday, September 13 Saturday, September 14 Sunday, September 15 Exhibitions
Lectures/Symposia

Biology/Biochemistry/ Neuroscience lunchbag A departmental seminar for students and faculty. 12:10-1:10 p.m., Burton 101

Lecture “A Half Century of Fine Printing in New England, 1900-1950.” David R. Godine, publisher. In conjunction with the current Book Arts Gallery exhibition Charles Skaggs: A Life with Letters. 4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Religious Life

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

Other Events/Activities

Language lunch table Japanese. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room A
Meetings/Workshops

MCAT session Applying to medical school? Come to this free practice session. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Seelye 107

Workshop with Venerable Robina Courtin, Tibetan Buddhist nun, who will discuss how to keep a loving, caring attitude in the face of great suffering and negativity in the world, and share how Tibetan Buddhism provides techniques for cultivating awareness and dealing with our emotions. Sponsors: American Friends Service Committee; Buddha Maitreya Study Group. Suggested donation: $10. 7 p.m., Seelye 106

Other Events/Activities

Student Organizations Fair Sign up for an organization. Noon-5 p.m., Davis Lawn

S.O.S. Project Join the first S.O.S. short-term project of the year at the Food Bank, which provides food for people in need. Meet in the chapel parking lot at 8:15 a.m. Wear old clothes and shoes. To sign up or ask questions, call S.O.S., ext. 4595. 8:15 a.m., Chapel parking lot

Tennis vs. MIT. 1 p.m., Tennis Courts*

Soccer vs. Vassar. 1 p.m., Athletic Field*
Religious Life

ECC Morning worship in the Protestant tradition. 10:30 a.m., Chapel

Quaker (Friends) meeting for worship. Preceded by informal discussion at 9:30 a.m. All welcome, childcare available. 11 a.m., Bass 203, 204*

Roman Catholic Mass Rev. John O’Brien, CP, celebrant, and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. “Sunday supper” follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 4:30 p.m., Chapel*

Yom Kippur services A bus will leave from the chapel at 5:30 p.m. To reserve a space, contact Hillel offices, at ext. 2754 or hillel@smith.edu, by September 10. 6:15 p.m., Johnson Chapel,, Amherst College

Other Events/Activities

CDO open hours for library research and browsing. Peer advisers available. 1-4 p.m., CDO
Charles Skaggs: A Life With Letters An exhibition of books, artwork and book jackets, primarily designed by calligrapher and designer Charles E. Skaggs. Through September 15. Morgan Gallery (first floor) and Book Arts Gallery (third floor), Neilson Library*

Capturing the Essence: Paintings by Varick K. Niles Using watercolor, oil and acrylic media, Niles paints the “essence” of her subjects, which include flora and landscapes from Massachusetts and Florida. Niles’ brushstrokes are fluid and her colors expressive--sometimes high-keyed, sometimes softly muted. Through September 27. Exhibit hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Alumnae House Gallery*


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