Notes from Paradise
2016 Smith Medalists Named
Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02 is among four alumnae to be honored with the 2016 Smith Medal at Rally Day in February. This year's medalists also include arts patron Joan White Harris '52, business leader Phebe Novakovic '79 and social justice activist Rea Carey '89. Photo credit Bina Khan
A Conversation with Maya Lin MacLeish: An Outdoor Laboratory
Outstanding Faculty Honored
In a conversation facilitated by President Kathleen McCartney, architectural designer Maya Lin and architect Carole Wedge, president of design firm Shepley Bulfinch, provide an early glimpse at what a reimagined Neilson Library might be. Watch excerpts from that discussion. Scientific inquiry at the Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station in Whately, Mass., is flourishing. A new online research guide follows the professors and students who spend time researching the beautiful and complex ecosystem of the land. Sara Pruss (geosciences), Justina Gregory '67 (classics), and Alan Rudnitsky (education) are recipients of the 2015 Kathleen Compton Sherrerd '54 and John F. Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching. Here they share their thoughts on what makes an excellent teacher.
JYA Paris 90th Anniversary
Celebrate this milestone where it all began. The Office of Alumnae Relations invites you to a two-day celebration in Paris, March 18-19, 2016. For information, email
President McCartney in Asia
In November, President Kathleen McCartney will embark on a tour of Asia, and alumnae are invited to attend events in four cities. Click here for more information and to register.
Smith College Business Network
The Smith College Business Network is a comprehensive online resource for women in the business world at all stages of their careers. Join today to connect, coach and celebrate.
The Art of Film
Jefferson Hunter, Smith professor emeritus of English, leads this online workshop, which goes behind the camera to delve into how some of our most iconic films were made.
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