Scholars in Studio
John Gibson presents a brief drawing lesson incorporating a new way of looking at objects and forms in the world—and how Picasso got it right.
2012 Commencement speaker
President Carol Christ announces the 2012 Commencement speaker, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Lynch.
Smith basketball
Watch Smith take on Wellesley with play-by-play comments by Professor of Education and Child Study Sam Intrator and athletics staff person Darrell Alexander.
The Board of Trustees has launched a search for Smith's 11th president, to succeed Carol Christ when she completes her term in June 2013. The search committee, chaired by trustee Louise Parent '72, is actively seeking input from all members of the Smith community about the qualities and qualifications essential in the next president. Read about the process and add your voice through the presidential search website or by writing to the committee at
Smith Women Leading Change: Asia 2012 will take place in Singapore, May 31-June 2, bringing together some of Smith's most accomplished scholars, alumnae, and students to recognize the contributions of Smith women to Asian society and celebrate the impact of education on the lives of young women. Click here for more information and to register.
Reunion 2012 registration is now open. Reunion and Commencement Weekend is May 17-20 and All Reunion Weekend is May 24-27. Register by April 20 to avoid late fees. Also check out Alumnae College, Reunion FAQs, bike rentals, and the American Studies Diploma 50th Reunion celebration. Make plans now to join your classmates on campus!
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02 became the first Pakistani director to win an Academy Award for her short-subject documentary Saving Face, about a British-Pakistani doctor who performs reconstructive surgery on Pakistani women disfigured in acid attacks. The film is currently being aired on HBO.
Carol Thompson Cole '73, president and CEO of Venture Philanthropy Partners, a Washington, DC-based philanthropic investment organization, was named one of Washington's most powerful women last year. Read how the 2004 Smith Medalist and former college trustee uses high finance to benefit at-risk children.
The Smith Fund is celebrating 100 years! Since 1912, alumnae have supported Smith through philanthropic contributions. To honor this milestone, there will be community-wide celebrations throughout the spring starting with an anniversary cake event in the Campus Center on April 3. Please click here to make your annual gift.
Smith's house system is often the catalyst for building lifelong friendships, understanding different cultures and ideas, and being part of a community. Watch a slide show with alumnae comments on some of their fondest memories of their Smith houses.
Learn about the Regional Professional Gatherings program, a partnership between the Alumnae Association and its volunteer leadership. Local alumnae leaders host networking events that center on a professional discipline, such as business, law, or energy. Read why alumnae of all ages and career levels can benefit.
Margaret Wurtele '67 talks about her new book, The Golden Hour, a novel about a young Italian woman's love for an older Jewish man at the end of World War II. She explains how she based the story on a real-life drama and the questions that came up throughout the writing process.
Develop your leadership skills and advance your career. Attend one of Smith's Executive Education programs this summer. Among the workshops are "From Specialist to Strategist" for emerging managers in science and technology; the "Smith-Tuck Global Leaders Program" for senior-level women executives, and the "Smith College Leadership Consortium." Alumnae receive a 25 percent discount.
The Center for Women and Financial Independence continues its 10th anniversary lecture series. Upcoming speakers include Susan Jansen '79, who will speak on April 12. A former managing director at Lehman Brothers, Jansen will give an insider's view on the company's collapse. Click here for details.
The Friends of Smith announce the new Friends Reunion Award, which will be presented on Ivy Day to the Reunion class with the greatest percentage of members in any Friends group this fiscal year. Rally with your classmates to support athletics, the Botanic Garden, the libraries, and the Museum of Art. Join now!
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