Watch the conversation between Gloria Steinem '56 and President Carol Christ in NYC

Meet the recipients of the 2009 Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching

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Ford Hall was officially dedicated on October 16. The 140,000-square-foot building is a stunning example of state-of-the-art sustainability. Click here to watch the video of the dedication.

Annie De Groot '78, founder, CEO, and CSO of immunology research company EpiVax, is pioneering advances in infectious and autoimmune diseases. Click here to learn more.

Nearly 200 students will be calling alumnae and parents of students October 17–November 12 for the annual Smith Fund Phone-a-thon. Read why you need to answer!

Look for showings in your area of Dori Berinstein '82's award-winning documentary, Gotta Dance, which chronicles the debut of the New Jersey Nets' first-ever senior hip-hop dance team. Watch the trailer!


The Mortimer Rare Book Room has just acquired a remarkable two-page letter of condolence typed and signed by Helen Keller to Mrs. William Allan Neilson, after her husband's death in 1946. The acquisition is particularly poignant as Neilson Library celebrates its centennial year. Click here for more information.

A memorial conference honoring the work of the late Michael Albertson, L. Clarke Seelye Professor of Mathematics, will take place March 26–28, '10, on the Smith campus. Click here for more information.

Join President Carol Christ; Robert Dorit, associate professor of biology; Barbara Nunemaker Ridpath '78, chief executive, International Centre for Financial Regulation; and Shaharzad Akbar '09 of the Free & Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan, in London on Thursday, November 19, for "Smith Worldwide: Voices in the Global Conversation."

Join in the 20th celebration of Otelia Cromwell Day, Tuesday, November 10, 1–4:30 p.m., in Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall, with panel discussions, a poetry recitation by Nikky Finney, and musical performances, in addition to a special evening performance by the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble at the Academy of Music. Click here for the complete schedule of events.

Jane Chace Carroll '53—trustee emerita, former chair of the board's Buildings and Grounds Committee, and longtime member of the Museum Visiting Committee—is this year's recipient of the John M. Greene Award, given to alumnae who have rendered extraordinary service to the college. Click here for more.
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Bette Midler calls Lynden Breed Miller '60, one of New York's foremost public garden designers, "the godmother of New York City's public green spaces." Check out Michael Henry Adams' article on Huffington Post about Miller's new book, Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape.

Permanent medical insurance as well as short-term coverage is now available through the Alumnae Insurance Program. Click here for more information.



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