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Lecture “Hugolian Endings: Back to the Future in the Novels and Their Adaptations.” Kathryn M. Grossman, French, Pennsylvania State University. 4:30 p.m., Hatfield 106*

Lecture Alexandra Zapruder ’91 will speak about her new book Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust, which won the 2001–02 National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category. Sponsors: the Lucius N. Littauer Fund in Jewish Studies; Jewish Studies Program. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 106*

Lecture “The Power of Ramadan: A Mercy to All Humankind.” Guest speaker Imam Warith Deen Mohammed, son of the founder of the Nation of Islam and leader of the American Muslim Society, the largest group of American Muslims. A bazaar with Islamic literature and garments will precede and follow the lecture in Neilson Browsing Room. Part of the activities noting Islamic Awareness Month (see story at www.smith. edu/news). 4:30 p.m., Wright Auditorium*


Ada Program open house The Ada Comstock Scholars Program will hold an informational open house for prospective students. Staff members, students and faculty members will give presentations and students will lead campus tours. Staff members are encouraged to attend. 8:30 a.m.-noon, Neilson Browsing Room

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

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

Religious Life

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

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

Taraweeh prayer Nightly prayer said during Ramadan. 8 p.m., Neilson Browsing 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

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 “Hydrogen in the Galaxy: Where It Is and Where It Isn’t.” John Gaustad, professor emeritus of astronomy, Swarthmore College. Open to faculty, emeriti and staff. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Lecture “Religious Identities and Contested Spaces in America.” Tracy N. Leavelle, Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities, will explore the significance of place in American religious identities and the conflicts over the possession of sacred places. Sponsor: Kahn Institute. 4:30 p.m., Kahn Fellows’ Lounge*

Lecture “Watching Poets on Their Way to English.” John Felstiner will discuss Neruda’s and Celan’s translations of American poets. Packet of poems available from the Poetry Center office, Wright 101. 4:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Lecture Helen Caldicott will speak about her most recent book The New Nuclear Danger: George W. Bush’s Military-Industrial Complex. Renowned as an articulate and passionate nuclear activist, Caldicott, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, cofounded the Nobel Prize–winning Physicians for Social Responsibility. Booksigning follows. (See story at 7 p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage*

Lecture “On the Front Lines: Women Fight the Cold War.” Kate Weigand, history, manuscript processor in the Sophia Smith Collection. The lecture marks the opening of the exhibit “Homeland Insecurities: Civil Liberties, Repression, and Citizenship in the 1950s.” 7 p.m., Sophia Smith Collection, Alumnae Gymnasium*

Lecture “ ‘Speak Through My Words’: Translating Neruda and Celan.” John Felstiner. The talk will include rare recordings of Neruda’s and Celan’s voices. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing 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

Film Sisters. In memory of Sergei Bodrov, Jr. In his directorial debut, Bodrov tells the story of two young sisters surviving in the criminal underworld. 7:30 p.m., McConnell B05

Film Lilo and Stitch. Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*


Informational meeting Karen Kennerly will discuss Albany Law School. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., CDO, Drew Hall

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

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

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

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

ISIC information Startravel will be on campus to distribute information on the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) to students planning to study abroad. For more information, call ext. 4905. 11 a.m. -2 p.m., Post Office Lobby, Green Street

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

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

Lecture “Heroic Conflicts: Anger, Love and Duty in the Aeneid.” Mark Morford, professor emeritus of classics, University of Virginia.
2:40 p.m., Kahn Institute Fellows Lounge

Department of Anthropology annual lecture “Translating Power: Women, Labor and Organizing on an Indian Tea Plantation.” Piya Chatterjee, women’s studies, University of California, Riverside. 7:30 p.m., Neilson Browsing Room*

Performing Arts/Films

Play reading series 36 Views, by Naomo Iizuka. 7:30 p.m., Earle Recital Hall, Sage*

Films Playing Unfair, about the media’s depiction of female athletes; and Toxic Sludge Is Good for You, a critical examination of the public relations industry, new films produced by the Media Education Foundation. 7:30 p.m., Stoddard Auditorium*


First-years cabinet meet and greet Get to know your class officers and voice concerns or comments. Light refreshments provided. 11 a.m.-1 p.m, Neilson Lawn

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

Celebration of Sisterhood dress rehearsal.
8 p.m., Scott Gym

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 “Composing Knowledge, Unsettling Values: Art History and the Americas.” Sponsor: Committee on Academic Priorities. Noon, College Club, Lower Level

Two lectures The Third Annual Alice Ambrose Lazerowitz and Thomas Tymoczko Memorial Logic lecture will include two talks by Raymond Smullyan, Indiana University, who will speak on “Logical Legerdemain” at 4:30 p.m. in Seelye 201, and on “Logic, Magic and Infinity” at 8 p.m. in Seelye 106. (See story at Sponsors: Logic Program; philosophy and mathematics departments; Lecture Committee. 4:30 and 8 p.m., Seelye*

Performing Arts/Films

Theatre I Love You, Spacedad. Portia Kreiger ’03, director. A staged reading of the story of a young girl who is coming to terms with herself, her hometown and her increasingly absent father. 3 p.m., Green Room, Mendenhall CPA*

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

Theatre When I Was a Girl, I Used to Scream and Shout, by Sharman MacDonald; Claire Avitabile ’03, director. The stories of sexual misadventures and mother-daughter struggles in the life of a 1950s Scottish teen. Tickets: $7, general; $5, students. 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*

Film Lilo and Stitch. Sponsored by Rec Council. 9 p.m., Wright Auditorium*


Prehealth informational meeting Carmen Fortin, assistant dean and director of admission, Simmons College School for Health Studies. Lunch provided; for reservations, send email to by November 13. Noon, Burton 101

Informational meeting on Duke University Nicholas School for the Environment graduate school, and Duke’s marine lab summer programs. Sponsor: Environmental Science and Policy Program. 4:15 p.m., Engineering 102

Informational meeting on Trinity College’s study-away semester in San Francisco. 4:30 p.m., Seelye 207

Sierra club meeting Come join us to learn what we can do to protect the environment.
4:30 p.m., Seelye 202*

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

Staff meeting for The Syndicate, to review writing and art submissions . 7:30 p.m., Seelye 302

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

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

Celebration of Sisterhood party 8:15 p.m., Scott Gym

Friday 11/15 Saturday 11/16 Sunday 11/17 Exhibitions

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

Lecture “Technology and the Transformation of Touch, Sight and Sound.” Don Ihde, philosophy, State University of New York at Stony Brook. Sponsor: philosophy. 4:15 p.m., Seelye 201*

Performing Arts/Films

Arch sing Smithereens’ fall a cappella concert. 8 p.m., Wright Auditorium

Theatre When I Was a Girl, I Used to Scream and Shout. See 11/14 listing. 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*

Jittery’s Live presents Anne Heaton with Jodi Shaw. Original and touching music from two dynamic performers. 9 p.m., First Floor, Davis


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

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

AIDS workshop “Living With AIDS,” a workshop/presentation on AIDS awareness and HIV testing. Part of SASA Jam. Sponsors: Smith African and Caribbean Students Association (SASA); Pilota chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. 6:30 p.m., Wright Common Room

Religious Life

Muslim services Congregational prayer preceded by lunch. Noon, Chapel

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

Theatre When I Was a Girl, I Used to Scream and Shout. See 11/14 listing. 8 p.m., Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Mendenhall CPA*

Other Events/Activities

SASA Jam African/ Caribbean cultural show Presented by the Smith African and Caribbean Students Association with food, music and dance. Admission: $5 (dinner and show). Party follows at 9 p.m. ($2 admission). For more information, contact Nyoko Muvangua at ext. 7256 or gmuvangu@ 5:30 p.m., Davis Ballroom
Performing Arts/Films

Film Die Apothekerin (The Pharmacist), by Rainer Kaufmann, with Katja Riemann (in German). A 30-year-old pharmacist’s dreary love life gets an unexpected kick start when three men come into her life. 4 p.m., Seelye 201

Religious Life

ECC Morning worship in the Protestant tradition. 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. Daniel Liston, 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
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. Through December 11. Hours: weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Alumnae House Gallery*

Plant Spirals: Beauty You Can Count On Through March 2003. (See story at 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*

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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