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Biological sciences colloquium “Using Host Environmental Cues to Regulate Virulence Gene Expression.” Christine White-Ziegler, biology. Refreshments preceding in foyer. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05


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., Third Floor Resource Room, Clark

CDO job search program On- and off-campus recruiting, teaching and not-for-profit fairs. 5 p.m., Wright Common Room

Other Events/Activities

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

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

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

Sigma Xi luncheon talk “Through the Looking Glass: The Diversity of Microbial Eukaryotes.” Laura Katz, biological sciences. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “Religious Identity, Racism, Children and the Media: All You Need Is Love?” Child rights activist Sr. Margaret Eletta Guider, Weston Jesuit School of Theology. 4:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Lecture “Collecting Body Parts in Leonardo’s Cave: Vasari’s Lives of the Artists and the Erotics of Obscene Connoisseurship.” Harry Berger, Jr., Kennedy Professor in Renaissance Studies. First in a series of four lectures. (See 7:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center*

Women and Financial Independence lecture series “Financing Life.” Randy Bartlett, economics. An introduction to the essential elements of life-time financial planning, including discussions on student debt, credit, tax planning, saving for retirement and managing risk. Refreshments served. 7:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium


Senior Q & A Come with questions for the CDO. To reserve a spot, call ext. 2582. Noon, Duckett Dining Room C

Weight Watchers at Work Learn a healthy approach to weight loss that combines good nutrition, exercise, behavior modification and support. Fee required. 12:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

GIS workshop Learn about geographic information systems and how faculty and students are using this multidisciplinary technology. See Web site. 4 p.m., Bass 103

Study abroad informational meeting about environmental programs in Africa, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Turks and Caicos Islands with the School for Field Studies. For more information, consult Sponsor: Environmental Science and Policy Program. 4:15 p.m., Engineering 102

Kahn Institute informational meeting for faculty interested in proposing a long or short-term project. If unable to attend, contact Marjorie Senechal, director, or a member of the Kahn advisory committee to discuss your plans. 5 p.m., Kahn Institute Lounge

Religious Life

Episcopal/Lutheran Fellowship Eucharist, fun, fellowship and light lunch provided. All welcome. Noon, St. John’s Episcopal Church Living Room*

Sacred harp Weekly singing of shape note music from the historical and ongoing tradition of the sacred harp. Loaner books available. All welcome. 7-10 p.m., Chapel*

Sahaja yoga meditation Seek a state of peace, where the mind is calm yet alert. 7 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel*

Intervarsity prayer meeting in the Christian tradition. 8 p.m., Seelye 310

Other Events/Activities

Study Abroad fair Thinking of studying abroad? Come speak to representatives from Smith JYA and Smith-approved study abroad programs all over the world. Deadline to apply for spring semester study abroad is October 15. Noon-3 p.m., Davis Ballroom

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

Field hockey vs. Becker. 7 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

Women and Financial Independence lecture series “Interpreting Financial News.” Jim Miller, economics, will discuss stock and bond values, corporate ethics and interest rates. Lunch served to first 70 attendees. Noon, Neilson Browsing Room

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

Performing Arts/Films

Film “A Change of Mind.” Episode from the television series The Prisoner. Part of HST 254. 8:30 p.m., Seelye 106


CDO résumé clinic 12-person limit. 5 p.m., Seelye B2

Religious Life

Catholic Adas Gathering and informal discussion/reflection. Lunch served. All welcome. Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Buddhist meditation 7:15 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Eskesta Ethiopian Dancers “Shoulder Dance” bridges Ethiopian Jewish heritage, prayer, customs, music and stories, with their adopted Israeli culture through traditional dance, song and costume. 8:15 p.m., Sweeney Auditorium, Sage*

Ecumenical Christian Fellowship Join the Ecumenical Christian community for informal Bible study and discussion. Bring thoughts, questions, ideas and an open mind. All welcome. 10 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Other Events/Activities

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

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

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture “Making Progress: Disaster Narratives and the Art of Optimism in Modern America.” Kevin Rosario, American studies. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Poetry reading Michael Sells, poet-scholar of Arabic literature and culture, will read his poetry and translations of 13th-century love elegies by Ibn Arabi. 4 p.m., Seelye 207*

Lecture “Intimate Marginalities or Cultural Fundamentalism Revisited.” Michael Herzfeld, anthropology, Harvard University, will address the marginalization of particular European countries, notably Greece. Part of the Kahn Institute’s 2002 project “Other Europes/Europe’s Others.” 4:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture Joseph Goldstein, Buddhist teacher, author and co-founder of Insight Meditation Center in Barre, Massachusetts, will discuss his book One Dharma, the Emerging Western Buddhism. Suggested donation: $7-25 (no one turned away for lack of funds). Sponsors: Chapel; Dhamma Dena Meditation Center; Beyond Words Bookstore. 7 p.m., Chapel*

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. Part of the Kahn Institute’s 2002-03 project “The Question of Reparations: The U.S. Context.” 7:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center*

Lecture “Islam Beyond the ‘Clash of the Civilizations.’” Michael Sells, Emily Judson Baugh and John Marshall Gest Professor of Comparative Religions, Haverford College. Sponsors: Ada Howe Kent Fund; religion; Lecture Committee. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 201*

Reading Marjorie Agosin, Wellesley College, and Emma Sepulveda, University of Nevada, will read from their book Amigas: Letters of Friendship and Exile. Book sale follows. Sponsor: Project on Women and Social Change. 8 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*


CDO job search program On- and off-campus recruiting, teaching and not-for-profit fairs.
5 p.m., Wright Common Room

GIS Spatial Data workshop Explore some of the many types of spatial data used in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) on a data tour of Northampton and Smith. See
Web site. 4-5 p.m., Bass 103

Performing Arts/Films

Theater Cornered in the Dark. Lenelle Moise, MFA candidate, writer/director. Part of the theatre department’s New Play Reading Series. 7:30 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage*

Jittery’s Live presents Adrianne and Kyler. Don’t miss your chance to see these two inspired performers. 9 p.m., First Floor, Davis Center

Religious Life

Drop-in stress reduction and relaxation class with Hayat Nancy Abuza. Deep relaxation is the goal. 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

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)

Soccer vs. Trinity. 4 p.m., Athletic Field*

Step intervals class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio
Friday 10/4 Saturday 10/5 Sunday 10/6 Exhibitions

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

Lecture “Figures of Speech: Writing About Writers.” A symposium honoring the retirement of R. Jackson Wilson, S.C. Parsons Professor of History. Guest lecturers Peter Buckley, Stephen Nissenbaum and Daniel Singal will discuss how scholars use literary works, especially those by early American writers, as historical sources. David Nasaw will provide commentary. 4 p.m., Seelye 201*


College Council on Community Policy meeting 3:30 p.m., Mary Maples Dunn Conference Room

Map workshop “Tips and Tricks.” Need to brush up on your cartography skills or do you have a map that needs revision? Learn how to make a better and more informative map. No map needed. See web site. 4-5 p.m., Bass 103

Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society meeting 4:30 p.m., Seelye 208

Religious Life

Muslim congregation prayer Lunch followed by salat. For lunch reservation, call ext. 2750. Noon, Chapel

Ecumenical Christian Community Protestant students organization gathers for fun, food and fellowship. All welcome. 5-7:30 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

Performing Arts/Films

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


LSAT workshop First session of The Princeton Review’s LSAT (A) and (B) courses in preparation for the December 8 LSAT. Courses run through December 1. Call 800-2REVIEW or visit Web site for registration information. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wright 201 (A) and Wright 230 (B)*

Other Events/Activities

questrian show 8:30 a.m., Stables*

Tennis vs. Wheaton. Noon, Tennis Courts*

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


“Sundays at 2” lecture Elliot Offner, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, will speak about his current exhibition in the Forbes Library gallery. Part of the “Sundays at 2” series. (See story.) Sponsor: Smith College; Friends of the Forbes Library. 2 p.m., Forbes Library*

Performing Arts/Films

Concert Lori Wallfisch, professor emeritus, will perform piano works by Mozart. Accompanied by Luz Leskowitz, violin. 4 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Religious Life

Interdenominational Protestant community worship in celebration of Affirmation Sunday. Guest preacher, the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Walters, dean of religious life. Brunch follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 10:30 a.m., Chapel

Roman Catholic Mass Fr. Kaz Chwalek, MIC, celebrant, and Dr. Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. Supper follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 4:30 p.m., Chapel

Other Events/Activities

Career Development Office Fall Festival A carnival to introduce students to the staff and services of the CDO. Fair foods, entertainment, raffles, free gifts and career information booths will be part of the festivities. (See story.) 2-4 p.m., Davis Ballroom
Carol’s Reading List An exhibition of favorite and/or recommended works of English and American literature from President Carol Christ. October through November. Morgan Gallery (first floor) and Book Arts Gallery (third floor), Neilson Library*

Rare Silk, Rare Books An exhibition of books and manuscripts about silk and other textiles from the Mortimer Rare Book Room. Shown in conjunction with the Textile Society of America conference “Silk Roads, Other Roads,” held at Smith through this Saturday, September 28. Through December 15. Book Arts Gallery, third floor, Neilson*

Fabrics & Quilts in the Mortimer Rare Book Room An exhibition of books and broadsides featuring fabrics, paper and quilt designs. Through December 15. Mortimer Rare Book Room Foyer, 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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