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Lecture “Triple Junctions, Subduction and Landslides: Seismic Stratigraphy in the Eel River Forearc Basin, Northern California Shelf and Upper Slope.” Robert L. Burger, assistant director, Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Washington, D.C. Noon, Sabin-Reed 101A

Discussion Joel Lee Kulp, director, The Loneliest Time of My Life. 2:40 p.m., T 114, Mendenhall CPA*

Lecture “El Arte Medieval en Córdoba: Crisol de Tres Culturas. Lo Islámico, Lo Judío y Lo Cristiano.” Maria Angeles Jordano, University of Córdoba, Spain. Lecture presented in Spanish. 4:15 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Lecture “Reconstructing Concepts of Families in 19th-Century African America.” Frances Foster Smith, Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Emory College. Part of the Kahn Institute’s “Reparations” project. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*


Prehealth informational meeting with Brenda Armstrong, associate dean and director of admissions, Duke University School of Medicine. Lunch provided; for reservations, send email to by Saturday, October 19. 12:10-1 p.m., Burton 101

Study abroad infosession Anders Uhrskov, director, Denmark’s international study program, will speak with students about the program. For more information, consult or stop by the international study resource room in Clark Hall. 3-4 p.m., Hillyer 106

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

Presentation of the major Economics. 4:15 p.m., Seelye 207

Presentation of the major Biological sciences. 4:15 p.m., Lyman Plant House, Church Exhibition Gallery

ACC infosession Faculty adviser Paula Varsano and returned students will discuss the Associated College in China. 5-6 p.m., Hatfield 205

Gaia meeting Smith students for the environment. 8-9 p.m., Chapin Living Room

Religious Life

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

Lecture “Commitment and Openness: Christian Discipleship in a Multi-Religious World.” M. Thomas Thangaraj, world Christianity, Chandler School of Theology, Emory University. Reception follows. 7:30 p.m., Chapel*

Other Events/Activities

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

Auditions for Smith’s Fall Festival of One-Act Plays. Roles for men and women. Community actors are encouraged to audition. 7-10 p.m., T 100, Mendenhall CPA

Kickboxing class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., Ainsworth Gym

Sigma Xi luncheon talk “Two Steps Forward, One Step Backup.” Eric Brewer, Eric Jensen and Julie Thomson, Clark Science Center. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “The Shooters’ Gallery: On Dutch Militia Portraits and Rembrandt’s Night Watch.” Harry Berger, Jr., Kennedy Professor in Renaissance Studies. Third 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., Seelye 110

Performing Arts/Films

Music in the Noon Hour Judith Gray, soprano; Clifton J. Noble, Jr., piano; with Karen Smith Emerson, soprano. Songs and duets by Mozart, Floyd, Quilter and Bridge. 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Film The Bourne Identity. Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*


Presentation of the minor Film studies. Noon-1 p.m., Seelye 207

CDO workshop Senior question-and-answer session. For reservations, call ext. 2582. Noon, Duckett Dining Room C

Financial Aid Open Forum Linda Dagradi, director of Student Financial Services, will explain Smith’s financial aid policy and practices and answer questions. President Carol Christ, Maureen Mahoney, dean of the college, and Brenda Allen, director of institutional diversity, will also attend. Pizza will be served. Open to all students, faculty and staff. Noon-1:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium

Presentation of the major Education and child study. Pizza served. Noon, Campus School Library

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*
Presentation of the major Religion. Refreshments served. 5 p.m., Wright Common Room

Presentation of the major Philosophy. Pizza served. 5 p.m., Dewey Philosophy Study

Presentation of the major East Asian languages and cultures. 5 p.m., Hatfield 205

Presentation of the major Art, art history, studio art and architecture. 5 p.m., Atrium, Brown Fine Arts Center

Presentation of the Minors Environmental science and policy; marine sciences. 5 p.m., Engineering Building 102

CDO workshop “Making the Most of Your Smith Connections.” 7 p.m., CDO Group Room, Drew

Study-abroad meeting JYA Paris. Learn about the program from next year’s director and returning students. 7 p.m., Seelye 106

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

Celebration of Sisterhood planning meeting 9 p.m., Seelye 102

Religious Life

Lunch discussion “Reading Buddha’s Life, Examining Our Life.” Led by Issho Fujita, Zen Buddhist priest. Open to staff, faculty and students. Lunch provided. Registration required; call ext. 2753. Noon, Bodman Lounge, Chapel

Hillel at Noon Noon, Kosher Kitchen, Dawes

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 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)

S.O.S. community education luncheon Representatives from the Big Brother/Big Sister program will discuss ways to get involved. Pizza served. Noon, Wright Common Room

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

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

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

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

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, Stoddard Auditorium

Performing Arts/Films

Theatre An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen; translated by Rick Davis and Brian Johnston, directed by Portia Krieger ’03. This 1882 masterpiece about morality, the media and “the voice of the majority” is perhaps Ibsen’s most frightening play. Tickets (call 585-ARTS): $7, general; $5, students, children and seniors. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*


Presentation of the major Computer science. Noon, McConnell Foyer

CDO information session A representative from Harvard Divinity School will discuss programs there. 3:30 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall

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

CDO workshop “Acing Your Interview.”
5 p.m., CDO Group Room, Drew

Picker informational meeting Learn about the government department’s Semester-in-Washington program. 7 p.m., Seelye 211

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

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 “Robert Maillart’s Bridges: The Art of Engineering.” Andrew Guswa, engineering. Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Panel on the art of collecting books and other materials, with Lisa Baskin, Enid Mark ’54, Alyson Shaw AC, and Cecily Dyer ’03. Sponsor: Friends of the Smith College Libraries. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 207*

Performing Arts/Films

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

Theater An Enemy of the People. See 10/23 listing. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Lunafest Film Festival Come celebrate the female life, body and spirit through film. Admission: $7, general; free to Smith students. 7 p.m., Wright Auditorium


Presentation of the major Neuroscience. Noon, McConnell 404

Presentation of the major Government. 4:45 p.m., Seelye 201

Study abroad meeting for economics majors and prospective majors. 5 p.m., Seelye 109

CDO workshop “Job Search for Techies.”
5 p.m., CDO Group Room, Drew

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 10/25 Saturday 10/26 Sunday 10/27 Exhibitions

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

Lecture “Greening the Campus: An Ecological Design That Works.” David Orr, chair, environmental studies, Oberlin. Sponsors: Environmental Science and Policy Program; landscape studies; Picker Engineering Program. 4:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Lecture “Croesus in Herodotus.” Christopher Pelling, McConnell Laing Fellow in Classics, University College, Oxford University. Sponsors: classics; Ancient Studies Program; Lecture Committee. 5 p.m., Seelye 106*

Lecture “The Polyphony of Everyday Speech: Voicing Genders, Ethnicities and Class in Barcelona.” Joan Pujolar, humanities and philology, the Open University of Catalonia, will examine the intersections of language, gender, class and ethnicity in Catalan speech through a Bakthinian approach. 4:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture Ann Coulter, New York Times bestselling author. 7 p.m., John M. Greene Hall*

Performing Arts/Films

Theater An Enemy of the People. See 10/ 23 listing. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Concert Julius Robinson, piano. Works by Schubert, Dello Joio, Chopin, Debussy and Schumann. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*


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

Religious Life

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

Volleyball Hall of Fame. Time TBA, Ainsworth Gym*

Lecture “The Story of Partition, 54 Years Later.” Bapsi Sidhwa, novelist and native of Pakistan. 2 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Performing Arts/Films

Concert Music graduate students Julie Ayotte, flute; Kristin Carmichael, soprano; Ellen Exner, oboe; and Danny Holt, piano, will perform chamber works by Bach, Saint-Saëns, Grieg, Beethoven, Crumb and others, with Clifton J. Noble, Jr., guitar. 4 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Film Weekly showing of anime, Japanese animation. 3 p.m., Seelye 201*

Theater An Enemy of the People. See 10/23 listing. 8 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall CPA*

Other Events/Activities

Soccer vs. Wheaton. 1 p.m., Athletic Field*

Volleyball Hall of Fame. Time TBA, Ainsworth Gym*

Coming out dance Annual LBTA event. 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Davis Ballroom
Performing Arts/Films

Film Carol Christ and Paul Alpers will introduce Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), the first in the series of films leading to the January conference “Homeland Insecurity: Civil Liberties, Repression and Citizenship in the 1950s.” 2 p.m., Academy of Music*

Film Aimee und Jaguar. The true story of two women’s passionate love for each other. In German with subtitles. 4 p.m., Seelye 201

Religious Life

Morning worship Interdenominational Protestant community. The Rev. Dr. Leon Tilson Burrows, Protestant chaplain, preaching. Music by the Genesis Gospel choir. Brunch follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 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 Fr. Paul Crowley, S.J., celebrant, and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. Dinner follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 4:30 p.m., Chapel

Other Events/Activities

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

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, correspon-dence 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 Through October 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. 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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