Notes from Paradise
Jane Yolen '60 on the Writing of 366 Books
With two books just out-one a children's book and the other a novel-prolific author Jane Yolen '60 has reached a career milestone: her 366th book. Publishers Weekly took the opportunity to talk to Yolen about her latest works and the projects she has on the horizon.
Women of Color Conference Offers Array of Workshops Welcome to Northampton as a Field Classroom Shaharzad Akbar ’09 Appears on ‘PBS NewsHour’
Take a look at the variety of workshops being offered at the 2018 Smith College Women of Color Conference: Persistence, Possibilities & The Power of Our Voices. The conference, being held on campus April 13-15, includes the workshop "Same Family, Different Colors: Changing the Narrative for Society and Ourselves," with co-presenter Jenny Hammond '90.
Professor of Engineering Andrew Guswa took his Engineering for Everyone: Sustainable Water Resources class on a tour of some of the levees, dams and canals that have shaped Smith's campus and Northampton. "It's great to get students out into the field to experience some of the history of water power...and to experience it firsthand," Guswa said.
Shaharzad Akbar '09, a senior advisor to Ashraf Ghani, president of Afghanistan, recently appeared on PBS NewsHour to discuss the impact more women in government would have in Afghanistan. "I see a generation of women who are younger...and they are...more confident; they have a lot of dreams for Afghanistan," she said.
Sports Economist Andrew Zimbalist Receives Prestigious Award
Andrew Zimbalist, Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics, is among The Society for American Baseball Research's 2018 Henry Andrew Chadwick Award recipients. The award honors the sport's greatest researchers-historians, statisticians and archivists-for their invaluable contributions to the history and understanding of the game.
It’s Time to Register for Reunion 2018
Calling all classes ending in 3s and 8s; this is your year! Celebrate the power of Smith College in your life and attend Reunion 2018. Laugh, share, reconnect and remember. Go to the Office of Alumnae Relations website today for all the latest information and links to register. Don't miss the best Smith party of the year!
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Overlooked obituaries: Sylvia Plath ’55
BOSTON GLOBE: Six New England towns to visit in March
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