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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*

Other Events/Activities

Soccer vs. WPI. 4 p.m., Athletic Field

Volleyball vs. MIT. 7 p.m., Ainsworth Gym*


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

Biological sciences colloquium “Hydrogenosomes: Unusual Organelles of Anaerobic ATP Synthesis and Their Possible Evolution Significance.” Bill Martin, University of Düsseldorf, Germany. Refreshments preceding in foyer. 4:30 p.m., McConnell B05

Panel discussion Architects Martha Pilgreen, Perry Dean Rogers and Partners; Susan Rodriguez, Polshek Partnership; and Marion Weiss, Weiss/Manfredi Architects, will discuss their work, which includes several projects designed for the Smith campus. Part of “Architecture at Smith: Buildings, Texts, Contexts” lecture series. 7 p.m., Wright Auditorium

Lecture “Is Peace Still Possible Between Israelis and Palestinians?” Lev Grinberg, Ben Gurion University, Israel, and Ghassan Abdullah, Bir Zeit University, West Bank, are among a group of Israeli and Palestinian academics touring U.S. campuses, setting a model for a peaceful and equitable solution to the Israeli/ Palestinian conflict. Organized by the Faculty for Israeli/Palestinian Peace (FFIPP). Reception follows. 8 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Performing Arts/Films

Film Celebrate Earth Science week with an evening of theme movies and popcorn. Sponsor: geology. 7 p.m., McConnell B15*

Reading Deborah Lubar will read from her acclaimed one-woman show, which portrays the lives of Palestinian and Israeli women and their struggle with the historic fate they share. 7:30 p.m., Chapel


Study Abroad meeting Mandatory for students interested in studying in Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking countries. 4:15 p.m., Seelye 201

Environmental scholarships informational meeting Udall Scholarships; up to $5,000 available to juniors or seniors who demonstrate a commitment to the environment. Sponsor: Environmental Science and Policy Program. 4:15 p.m., Engineering 102

CDO workshop “Create your résumé” clinic. Limit: 12. Registration required: ext. 2582. 5 p.m., Seelye B2

GRE preparation workshop First session of The Princeton Review’s course, which runs through December 11. To register, call 800-2REVIEW or visit 6:30 p.m., Wright 201

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 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

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

Liberal Arts Luncheon lecture “Let’s Pretend: The Role of Pretence in Children’s Acquisition of Mentalistic Concepts.” Jay Garfield, philosophy. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls.” Jodi Magness, Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Sponsors: religion; Jewish studies; Lecture Committee. 5 p.m., Seelye 106*

Performing Arts/Films

Film “Dance of the Dead.” Episode from the television series The Prisoner. Part of HST 254. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Film Montoneros, una historia (Argentina). Presented in Spanish with English subtitles. Andres Di Tella, director, will speak after screening. 7:30 p.m., McConnell B05

Jittery’s Live presents David Linhart with Melissa Amberman ’05. Touches of soul with a lot of heart. 9 p.m., First Floor, Davis


CDO infosession A representative from Naropa College, Boulder, Colorado, will discuss its graduate school programs. For more information, consult 4:30 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall

CDO infosession A representative from Lexecon will discuss entry-level analyst positions. 4:30 p.m., Wright Common Room

Sierra Club meeting Learn what you can do about the Clean Air Act, logging in the national forests and President Bush’s refusal to pay the $34 million congressionally approved funding for the United Nations Family Planning Program. Call 413-268-9212 for more information. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 202*

12-College Exchange meeting Dean Bruzelius will hold a meeting for students interested in participating in next year’s Pomona or Black Colleges programs. Last year’s participants will answer questions and give perspectives.
4:30-5:30 p.m., Seelye 201

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

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
Friday 10/18 Saturday 10/19 Sunday 10/20 Exhibitions
See Web page for events celebrating the inauguration of President Carol Christ


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

Lecture “Imitating Schoolboys: Sexuality and Gender in the Elizabethan Classroom.” Lynn Enterline, English, Vanderbilt University. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 102*


Eco lunch meeting Come discuss things environmental at Smith. Open to students, their families, faculty and staff. Pizza served. Sponsor: Environmental Science and Policy Program. 12:15 p.m., Engineering 201

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

Other Events/Activities

Language lunch table Chinese. Noon, Duckett Special Dining Room A
See Web page for events celebrating the inauguration of President Carol Christ

Performing Arts/Films

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

Religious Life

Roman Catholic mass for Family Weekend. The Rev. Hugh F. Crean, celebrant. Lynn Parkerson, artistic director of the Brooklyn Ballet, will dance The Rosary Sonata No. 4. All who wish to sing in the choir, conducted by Grace Cajiuat, should arrive at 4:30 p.m. Supper follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. Due to Family Weekend, there will be no mass on Sunday. 5:30 p.m., Chapel*

Other Events/Activities

Open House Women and Financial Independence. Students and their families are invited to hear about our programs. Refreshments served. 9-10:30 a.m., 52 Green Street

See Web page for events celebrating the inauguration of President Carol Christ


Reading Alicia Saxe and Jay Indik will read from their work. Part of American studies’ Gallery of Readers series. 4 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Religious Life

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

Other Events/Activities

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

Auditions for Smith theatre’s Fall Festival of One-Acts. Community members and actors of color are encouraged to audition. Callbacks on Tuesday, October 22. 7-10 p.m, TV Studio, T100, Mendenhall CPA

Portraits: The Women Who Have Led Smith College Through October 25. Alumnae House Living Room

Fabrics and Quilts in the Mortimer Rare Book Room An exhibition of books and broadsides featuring fabrics, paper and quilt designs. Through December 20. Mortimer Rare Book Room Foyer, 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. Through December 20. Book Arts Gallery, third floor, Neilson*

Carol’s Reading List An exhibition of favorite and/or recommended works of English and American literature from President Carol Christ. Through November 7. Morgan Gallery (first floor) and Book Arts Gallery (third floor), Neilson Library

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. Sophia Smith Collection and College Archives, Alumnae Gymnasium*

A Pantheon of Presidents October 14 through 25. Alumnae House Gallery

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. (Hours: Friday, October 18, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, October 19, 9 a.m.–noon and 2–5 p.m.; for the remainder of the run, the exhibition will be open Tuesday through Saturday, noon–4 p.m.) Oresman Gallery, Hillyer Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center*

The Future of Smith: Architectural Works in Progress An exhibition of architectural drawings and models for the Brown Fine Arts Center, Campus Center, Botanic Garden and landscape master plan. October 14 through November 15. Jannotta Gallery, Hillyer Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center*

Plant Spirals: Beauty You Can Count On October 18 through February 2003. Church Exhibition Gallery, Botanic Garden

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