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Lectures/Symposia

Biological sciences colloquium “Proteomic Drug Discovery in Cystic Fibrosis.” Sharon Milgram, cell and developmental biology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Refreshments precede in foyer.
4:30 p.m., McConnell B05

Lecture “Counting in the Dark: The Census and the Concept of Race.” Michael Omi, ethnic studies professor and acting director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of Racial Formation in the United States and numerous articles on racial theory and politics. One in a series of events celebrating Otelia Cromwell Day. 7:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Lecture “The Religious Discourse of Conquest.” Steven Newcomb, director, Indigenous Law Institute. Part of the Kahn Institute project for 2002–03, “The Question of Reparations: The U.S. Context.” 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Student research symposium in marine and environmental sciences. Sponsors: Five-College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program;
Environmental Science and Policy Program. 7:30 p.m., McConnell Auditorium

Meetings/Workshops

Prehealth informational meeting “The Journey to Becoming an MD, the Realities of Being One, and Possible Alternative Careers.” Diane Blake ’86, pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Lunch provided; for reservations send email to manderso@smith.edu by Sunday, November 3. 12:10 p.m., McConnell 404

Study-abroad informational session 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 in engineering. Refreshments served. 4 p.m., Engineering 102

Presentation of the major in sociology. 4:15 p.m., Wright Common Room

Class of 2005 house representatives meeting 5 p.m., Seelye 110

Model Arab League meeting 5:45 p.m., Duckett Special Dining Room A

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

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

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
Lectures/Symposia

Sigma Xi luncheon talk “Wild Islands of Two Hemispheres.” Bruce Hawkins, physics. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “Racism and Health: History, Theory, and Empirical Evidence.” Camara Jules P. Harrell, professor of psychology, Howard University, and author of Manichean Psychology: Racism and the Minds of People of African Descent. One in a series of events celebrating Otelia Cromwell Day. 4:15 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Lecture “Representa-tions, Creativity and Knowledge.” Terry Dartnall, School of Computing and Information Technology, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. Sponsor: philosophy department. 4:30 p.m., Wright Common Room*

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., Stoddard Auditorium

Performing Arts/Films

Music in the Noon Hour Works by George Gershwin, for two pianos. Kenneth Fearn and Clifton J. Noble, Jr., pianos. 12:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Film Men in Black II. Sponsored by the Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

Presentation of the major and minor in geology. Noon, Sabin-Reed 101A

Presentation of the minor in Jewish Studies. Noon, Seelye 207

S.O.S. luncheon meeting for long-term volunteers. Come talk to other volunteers. Pizza served. Noon, Dewey Common Room

CDO workshop Senior Q & A. “Ask the CDO.” Come with questions. 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. 12:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Presentation of the minor in archaeology.
4:30 p.m., Seelye 207

Presentation of the major in dance. See a rehearsal of Augusto Soledade’s newest work, to be presented at the fall faculty dance concert. 5 p.m., Berenson 3, Mendenhall CPA

Psychology internship infosession 7 p.m., Wright Common Room

Study abroad informational meeting Florence. Learn about the program from next year’s director and returning students. 7 p.m., Seelye 206

CDO workshop “Acing Your Interview.” 7 p.m., CDO Group Room, Drew Hall

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

Religious Life

Episcopal/Lutheran Fellowship meets for food and fellowship. All are welcome. Noon, St. John’s Episcopal Church Living Room*

Hillel at noon Noon, Kosher Kitchen, Dawes

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. 2752. 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

Human Resources fair 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Alumnae House

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

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
Lectures/Symposia

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. 12:10 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium

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

Teach-in Merrill Baker ’03 and Lisa Beard ’03 will discuss their experiences at the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, in August. Sponsors: Environmental Science and Policy Program; Fellowships and Grants Program. 4:15 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture “The Austrian Conundrum.” Jochen Fried, director, Universities Project at Salzburg seminar, and a visiting scholar.
5 p.m., Seelye 207

Lecture Jennifer Sartori, director, Women of Valor Program, Jewish Women’s Archive, Brookline, Massachusetts, will speak on Gertrude Weil, class of 1901, and her work on women’s suffrage, labor reform and segregation. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 106*

Meetings/Workshops

CDO workshop “Confused About Your Next Steps? Finding Work that Works for You.” Noon, CDO Group Room, Drew

Presentation of the major in women’s studies. Noon, Seelye 207

Presentation of the major and minor in psychology. 4 p.m., McConnell Foyer

Presentation of the major in comparative literature. 4:15 p.m., Seelye 105

Informational meeting Heidi VanWormer ’00J discusses the University of Connecticut Law School. 4:30 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall

Poverty Awareness Campaign meeting.
8 p.m., Capen Living Room

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
Lectures/Symposia

Panel discussion “Race Matters.” Smith faculty, students and staff will engage in conversation about race and racism, to be followed by small-group discussions and a question-and-answer session with the panel. Part of a series of events in observation of Otelia Cromwell Day. 1 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage

Performing Arts/Films

Theater “Waking the American Dream.” Sarah Jones, performance artist. Part of a series of events in observation of Otelia Cromwell Day. 7:30 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Film “It’s Your Funeral.” Episode from the television series The Prisoner. Part of HST 254. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 201

Staff meeting for The Syndicate to review writing and art submissions for publication. For more information, email syndicate@smith.edu. 7:30 p.m., Seelye 302

Film Men in Black II. Sponsored by the Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

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*

Meeting Newman Association. 7 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, Duckett Special Dining Room C

Otelia Cromwell Day tea and dedication of Richard Yarde’s recently commissioned portrait of Otelia Cromwell. Part of a series of events in observation of Otelia Cromwell Day. 4:15 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Step intervals class Noncredit, for students. Show up any time. 7:30-8:20 p.m., ESS Fitness Studio
Friday 11/8 Saturday 11/9 Sunday 11/10 Exhibitions
Lectures/Symposia

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

Performing Arts/Films

Northampton Film Festival Short film program Of Madness, Mayhem and Decay. Tickets available at screening venue. 5:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Film Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Doug Miller, director. A spirited satire on the U.S. government’s nonstance on homosexuality in the military. Part of the Northampton Film Festival (tickets available at screening venues). 8:45 p.m., Wright Auditorium*

Film New England premiere of Temptation, an original comedy about what happens when an idealistic husband-and-wife filmmaking team finally realizes that their quixotic 20-year crusade to produce politically-correct porn for couples has failed to locate an audience. Part of the Northampton Film Festival (tickets available at screening venues). 9:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Meetings/Workshops

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 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

Northampton Film Festival New England premiere of Glissando, a coming-of-age tale about a 15-year-old who drifts through the Southwest with his tenderhearted, troubled father. Tickets available at screening ve 3 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

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

Short film program Experimental and Animation. Part of the Northampton Film Festival. Tickets available at screening venue. 5 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Concert The Skeptics. 8 p.m., Davis Ballroom

Autumn Serenade Annual fall concert featuring the chorus, glee club, chamber singers and the jazz vocal group Groove. Works by Noble, Verdi, Boulanger, Bach, Monteverdi and others. Pamela Getnick and Jonathan Hirsh, directors. 8 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*
Performing Arts/Films

Northampton Film Festival Short film program Thrill, Chill and Shrill. Tickets available at screening venue. 11 a.m., Stoddard Auditorium*

Concert Deborah Gilwood, piano, and Arthur Cook, cello. Works by Fauré, Martinu, Brahms and Hindemith. 3 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Religious Life

Interfaith service with guest speaker Imam Qasim Sharief, resident Imam of Muhammad Islamic Center of Hartford, Connecticut, who will discuss “Abraham/Ibrahim: The Connection.” 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, celebrant, and Elizabeth Carr, Catholic chaplain. Dinner follows in Bodman Lounge. All welcome. 4:30 p.m., Chapel

Taraweeh service Taraweeh is a special nightly prayer said during Ramadan. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room

Other Events/Activities

CDO open hours for library research and browsing. Peer advisers available. 1-4 p.m., CDO
Ada Comstock Scholars Art Featuring artwork by graduates of the Ada Comstock Scholars Program, including two- and three-dimensional works in oil and watercolors, as well as sculpture. November 1-December 11 (hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays). Alumnae House Gallery*

Plant Spirals: Beauty You Can Count On Through March 2003. (See story at www.smith.edu/news.) Church Exhibition Gallery, Botanic Garden

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*

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*

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