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Monday 10/7 Tuesday 10/8 Wednesday 10/9 Thursday 10/10

Lecture “Interdisciplinary Nation: History and American Studies.” Stephen D. Rachman, English professor and director of American studies, Michigan State University. 4 p.m., Seelye 207*

Lecture “Israel and Her Arab Neighbors.” Yossi Olmert, security studies, Bar Ilan University. Sponsor: Leila Wilson Near East Fund; government department. 4:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture German multimedia artist Christian Jankowski discusses and shows his work, including pieces shown at the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 201*

Lecture “Greening the Valley’s Ivory Towers.” A representative from each of the Five Colleges will speak about their efforts to create a more sustainable institution, including their most interesting lessons learned, challenges and victories, from greening the curriculum to high performance buildings. Dick White, astronomy, will represent Smith. 7 p.m., Red Barn, Hampshire College

Performing Arts/Films

Film The Loneliest Time of My Life. Joel Lee Kulp, director. 4 p.m., Green Room, Mendenhall CPA*


Prehealth informational meeting with Sharon Sanderson, director of student recruitment and placement, Yale School of Nursing. Lunch provided; for reservations, send email to by Saturday, October 5. 12:10 p.m., Burton 101

Study-abroad informational 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 Hall

Study in Australia information session An environmental biology professor from the University of Adelaide in Australia will answer questions. 4:45 p.m., Third Floor Resource Room, Clark Hall

Class of 2005 house representatives meeting 5 p.m., Seelye 101

Religious Life

Keystone meeting Bible study. 7 p.m., Dewey 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 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

Opening reception for The Shower of Stoles Project, an exhibition of liturgical stoles from gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of faith. (See exhibition listing.) Project director Martha G. Juillerat will speak. 4:30-6 p.m., Bodman Lounge, Chapel*

Sigma Xi luncheon talk “How to Make a Man Think Like a Girl: Stereotype and Spatial Cognition.” Maryjane Wraga, psychology. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Poetry reading Smith Poet Emeritus Richard Wilbur will read his poetry and translations. Booksigning follows. 7:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Lecture “Shooting the Renaissance Elbow: Performance Anxiety in 17th-Century Dutch Portraits.” Harry Berger, Jr., Kennedy Professor in Renaissance Studies. Second in a four-lecture series. 7:30 p.m., Graham Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center*

Women and Financial Independence lecture series “Financing Life.” Randy Bartlett, economics, will discuss lifetime financial planning, student debt, credit, tax planning, saving for retirement and managing risk. Refreshments served. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Performing Arts/Films

Music in the Noon Hour Jazz waltzes. Jerry Noble, piano; Bob Sparkman, clarinet. 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Film The Lion in Winter (1968). Anthony Harvey, director. At Christmas 1183, Eleanor of Aquitaine, her husband Henry II, and their three sons plot wars against one another. Katherine Hepburn, Peter O’Toole star. Part of HST 100; open to all. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 106*


Senior Q & A Come with questions to ask the CDO. Call ext. 2582 to reserve a spot. Noon, Duckett Special 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. 12:15-1:45 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*
Q & A with Richard Wilbur, who will read in the evening. A packet of Wilbur’s poems will be available in the Poetry Center office, Wright 101. 3:30 p.m., Wright Common Room

CDO information session for first-years Making January or summer plans. 5 p.m., CDO Group Room, Drew

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

Religious Life

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

Hillel at Noon Speaker to be announced. Noon, Kosher Kitchen, Dawes

Lunch-time discussion group “Reading Buddha’s Life, Examining Our Life,” with the Rev. Issho Fujita, Zen Buddhist priest. Open to staff, faculty and students. Registration required; call ext. 2753. Lunch provided. 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*

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

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

Soccer vs. Mount Holyoke. 4 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 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 “The Schizoid Man.” Episode from the television series The Prisoner. Part of HST 254. 8:30 p.m., Seelye 106*


Study abroad informational meeting about Zanzibar, the Galápagos Islands, Madagascar, Mongolia and more. Explore the world’s important ecological, cultural and historical sites through the Smith-approved School for International Training (, in programs emphasizing experiential and field-based study. Sponsor: Environmental Science and Policy Program. 4:15 p.m., Engineering 102

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) information session The SEO Career Program provides undergraduate students of color with opportunities to explore careers in competitive areas of the economy. Internship highlights include intensive training and orientation, competitive salaries, international opportunities, a mentor and much more. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 106

CDO infosession Job Search for Teachers.
5 p.m., CDO Group Room, Drew

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

Ecumenical Christian Fellowship Informal Bible study and discussion. Bring thoughts, questions, ideas and an open mind. All welcome. 10 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

Employee Recognition Ceremony An annual event that honors Employee Excellence Award winners and, this year, staff members who have served Smith for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40 and 50 years. A reception will follow at 3 p.m. in Scott Gym. 2 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

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

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture “A Kaddish for Exile: Vital Statistics and Statistics Vital for Jewish Sovereignty in Palestine.” Donna Robinson Divine, government. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “An Athletic Approach to Leadership.” Mariah Burton Nelson, author and former professional basketball player, will speak about her new book We Are All Athletes: Bringing Courage, Confidence and Peak Performance Into Our Everyday Lives. Sponsors: exercise and sport studies; Project on Women and Social Change; Athletic
Association. Noon, Seelye 207*

Lecture “Tragedy and the Tragic in France, or How French Tragedy Is Not Tragic.” Christian Biet, theatre, Université Paris X-Nanterre.
5 p.m., Seelye 207

Annual Medieval Studies lecture “Orientalism, Ethnicity and the Beginning of Medieval Book Illumination: The Implications of Gregory the Great’s Homeliae in Ezechiel Manuscript in St. Petersburg.” Lawrence Nees, professor of art history, University of Delaware. 5 p.m., Seelye 201*


Heads of organizations meeting. 5 p.m., Seelye 106

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*

Religious Life Liaisons meeting. 6:30 p.m., Bodman Lounge, 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)

Glee Club lunch table Noon, Special Duckett Dining Room C

Field hockey vs. Trinity. 7 p.m., Athletic Field*

Step intervals class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio
Friday 10/11 Saturday 10/12 Sunday 10/13 Exhibitions

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

Performing Arts/Films

Concert Griot Alhaji Papa Susso, traditional storyteller, singer and gourd player from the Republic of Gambia, West Africa. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage *


Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society meeting Anime, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy and people who like sci-fi people. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 208

Religious Life

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

Autumn Break

Other Events/Activities

Cross Country Seven Sisters Championship. 11 a.m., Athletic Field*

Religious Life

No ECC morning worship due to Autumn Break

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

No Roman Catholic mass due to Autumn Break

Other Events/Activities

No CDO open hours due to Autumn Break
The Shower of Stoles Project An exhibit of dozens of liturgical stoles from gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of faith from North America (Alaska to Hawaii, Canada to Cuba). The stole is a traditional clerical vestment that signals religious authority. People represented in the exhibition are active leaders in their faith communities, some of whom have been barred from serving because of their sexual orientation. The collection was created to give a voice to these people. Sponsors: Office of the Chaplains; Interdenominational Protestant Community at Smith; Ecumenical Christian Community student organization; LBTA. Monday and Tuesday, October 7-8, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Helen Hills Hills Chapel*

An Experiment in Feminist Education: The Women’s School of Planning and Architecture, 1975–81 Photographs, course materials, correspondence and memorabilia from a groundbreaking alternative school for women in environmental design. Through December. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Wednesdays till 9 p.m.). Sponsor: Sophia Smith Collection. Alumnae Gymnasium*

Carol’s Reading List An exhibition of favorite and/or recommended works of English and American literature from President Carol Christ. Through November. Morgan Gallery (first floor) and Book Arts Gallery (third floor), Neilson Library

Selections from the Smith College Print Workshop The inaugural exhibition in the Oresman Gallery celebrates 19 years of the annual print workshop, which brings prominent artists and master printers to the studio classroom to collaborate on the development and productions of a limited edition print. Through October 29. Oresman Gallery, Hillyer Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center*

Rare Silk, Rare Books An exhibition of books and manuscripts about silk and other textiles from the Mortimer Rare Book Room. Through December 15. Book Arts Gallery, third floor, Neilson*

Fabrics and 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*

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