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Science Meet President-Elect Kathleen McCartney
The Smith community will welcome President-Elect Kathleen McCartney and her husband, Bill Hagen, at a gathering on January 25, at 3 p.m., at John M. Greene Hall. McCartney is dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a leading scholar on child development and education. A reception at the Campus Center will follow. Click here to watch a live webcast.
Women in Public Service Smith Grad to Head Alumnae Relations
Jennifer Chrisler '92 has been named vice president for alumnae relations and executive director of the Alumnae Association of Smith College. She is currently executive director of the Family Equality Council, a national nonprofit located in Boston that advocates for modern families, including those with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents.
The Dark Side of Retail "The Old Corner Bookstore is a Chipotle"
Rhian Sasseen '12, an intern for online magazine The Millions, laments the loss of Boston's literary scene and comments on the writing of her peers: "There is a glibness to so much of the writing of my generation... No matter how many confessional blog posts or top 10 lists concerning what it's like to be a Millennial I read, I still feel no closer to the writer. Between us, there is always a screen."
A Great Opportunity to Support Smith Smith Biologist Helps Grow Tree of Life
Now in Insight: Smith biology professor Laura Katz is part of a national team of university and college researchers charting the existence of every species of life on earth—2.5 million in all—as part of the Open Tree of Life, funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal of the project is to lay out a complete evolutionary tree and, more important, show how all living things are related.
From China to Art to Women's Rights Saving Cities
Urban planner Monique King-Viehland '99 talks about a project to revitalize college neighborhoods in Newark, New Jersey, why American cities need to be creative to survive and what it takes to work in the field. King-Viehland is president of Campus Gateway Development, Inc., a nonprofit organization affiliated with the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Elizabeth Eveillard '79 Elected Chair Tammy Baldwin '84: Person of the Year
The Advocate has selected Tammy Baldwin '84 as its 2012 Person of the Year. Baldwin made political history when she was elected Wisconsin's first female senator and the first openly gay U.S. senator. "The campaign wasn't about me," she says in the magazine's cover story. "It was about the epic challenges facing this nation." Baldwin joined the Senate as the freshman member with the most seniority.
The Dark Side of Retail Remake Your Career in 2013
Does your career need a little touch-up or a complete makeover? Either way Alumnae Association Career Services can help. Choose from on- and off-campus events and webinars that cover wide-ranging career issues for all ages and professional levels. Topics coming up include revising your resume, the job search for individuals with disabilities, writing a business plan and "Ask the Career Coach."
Women in Public Service The Jill Ker Conway Challenge
Celebrate the legacy of Jill Ker Conway, Smith's first female president and a pioneer in the field of higher education. Joan Fletcher Lane '49 has generously pledged $2 million if alumnae in the classes of 1976 through 1988 and the Ada Comstock Scholars class collectively raise $1 million by January 31, 2013. Click here for more information and to make your gift.
The Dark Side of Retail Elliot Offner Website Debuts
The children of artist and Smith professor Elliot Offner launched a website to showcase the life and work of their late father. Offner, Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and Printer Emeritus to the College, taught at Smith from 1960 until his retirement in 2004. In his tribute to Offner, Smith art professor John Davis writes, "Elliot captured the abstract beauty of movement in the natural world."
The Dark Side of Retail Looking for Future Smithies
Add the name of your daughter, granddaughter or girl of any age to the Office of Admission mailing list and information about Smith will be sent to her during her high school career, and, if she applies to Smith, her application fee will be waived. Also check out Smith's admission website for campus events, financial aid information and FAQs about applying to Smith.
The Dark Side of Retail February Florida Events
"Women for the World: Smith's Vision for the 21st Century" will be coming to Florida in February. Smith government professor Donna Robinson Divine will talk about Smith's Global Engagement Seminar in Jerusalem, and President Carol Christ will discuss how Smith is preparing leaders of tomorrow. Programs will be offered in Sarasota (Feb. 6), Naples (Feb. 7) and Miami (Feb. 8). Click here to register.
Video Spotlight
Smith President-Elect Kathleen McCartney talks about joining the Smith community and working with faculty, students and staff.
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Academy Award-winning director Cynthia Wade '89 received her second Oscar nod for Mondays at Racine. Watch the trailer.
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Marilyn Carlson Nelson '61, chair of hospitality giant Carlson, talks about corporate responsibility and fighting human trafficking.
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