Ron Gorevic, violin and viola, with Eugene Kim, cello, and Tae Kim, piano. J. S. Bach Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor(arr. for viola), Johannes Brahms Clarinet Trio, Op. 114(arr. for viola), and the Piano Trio in A Minor by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Jigs, reels, and the best craic on campus! Directed by Ellen Redman.
A Musical Tribute to Smith’s Trees. Mary Hubbell, soprano, Monica Jakuc Leverett, piano. Featuring the premiere of a new song by Gregory W. Brown, dedicated to the College Hall American elm, with text by Naila Moreira. Co-sponsored by the Smith College Tree Committee.
Nature's Temples: Understanding and honoring old-growth forests by Joan Maloof.
Joan Maloof is a writer, an ecologist and a conservationist with a unique voice in today’s times. She has studied and worked with plants her entire life; her formal education
includes a bachelor’s degree in Plant Science, a master’s degree in Environmental Science, and a Doctorate in Ecology. She is a professor emeritus at Salisbury University
where she taught Biological Sciences and Environmental Studies.
Maloof has published numerous research articles in publications such as Ecology; American Journal of Botany;
and the International Journal of Environmental Studies.
Her books include Teaching the Trees (2005), Among the Ancients (2011), Nature’s Temples: the Complex
World of Old-Growth Forests (2016), and The Living Forest: A Visual Journey into the Heart of the Woods (2017).
In addition to her research and writing, Maloof founded an organization with the goal of creating a network of protected forests across the US. That organization, the Old-
Growth Forest Network, now has thousands of supporters. Maloof travels widely to educate others regarding the extent and condition of our forests, and encourage their preservation.
Landscape architect Kenneth Helphand, author of Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime, will give a public presentation as part of a joint event between this year's Kahn Institute projects, War and Destroy then Restore: Transforming our Lands and Waters.
Groove A Cappella's Spring Jam! Groove will perform all of our repertoire from this semester at this fun, themed jam, featuring a guest group from another college. Songs range from slow oldies to upbeat pop songs.
Lina Benabdallah, an assistant professor of politics and international relations at Wake Forest University, will deliver a public lecture at Smith on April 26. An expert on Sino-African relations, Dr. Benabdallah will share research from her book project on China's multilateral foreign policy in continental Africa. The title of her talk is "Do knowledge and skills transfers from China to Africa diffuse Chinese norms, values, and models?"
Don Lorenzo Milani: Dialogues on Language and Literacy with Italian Educator Edoardo Martinelli
Raising Caring and Happy Children in Challenging Times
Richard Weissbourd is currently a senior lecturer in education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and at the Kennedy School of Government. He is also faculty director of the Human Development and Psychology master's program. His work focuses on vulnerability and resilience in childhood, the achievement gap, moral development, and effective schools and services for children. With Stephanie Jones, he directs the Making Caring Common Project, a national effort to make moral and social development priorities in child-raising and to provide strategies to schools and parents for promoting in children caring, a commitment to justice and other key moral and social capacities. He is currently conducting research on how older adults can better mentor young adults and teenagers in developing ethical, mature romantic relationships.
For several years he worked as a psychologist in community mental health centers as well as on the Annie Casey Foundation's New Futures Project, an effort to prevent children from dropping out of school. He is a founder of several interventions for at-risk children, including ReadBoston and WriteBoston, citywide literacy initiatives led by Mayor Menino. He is also a founder of a Boston pilot school, the Lee Academy that begins with children at 3 years old. He has advised on the city, state, and federal levels on family policy and school reform and has written for numerous scholarly and popular publications, including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, CNN, The New Republic, The American Prospect, NPR, and Psychology Today. He is the author of The Vulnerable Child: What Really Hurts America¿s Children and What We Can Do About It (Addison-Wesley, 1996), named by the American School Board Journal as one of the top 10 education books of all time. His most recent book, The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development (Houghton Mifflin 2009), was named by The New Yorker as one of the top 24 books of 2009.
We are grateful for the financial support of our colleagues for this lecture:
The Center for Early Childhood Education
The Smith College Campus School PTO
The Smith College Department of Education and Child Study
Spoken word and comedy performers present Tuesday evenings of entertaining art.