Notes from Paradise
Erin O'Shea '88 to Head HHMI
Erin O'Shea '88 has been named president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, one of the largest private funding organizations for biological and medical research in the United States. O'Shea is a leader in the fields of gene regulation, signal transduction and systems biology.  
Changing Lives Through Sports Better Than a Three-Ring Circus Redesigned Website Coming Soon
As a graduate student in education at Smith, Marquis Taylor, MAT 2011, was a Project Coach Fellow. Now he has founded his own nonprofit working with at-risk children.   Engineering major Anna Partridge '16's love of circus performing inspired her to found one of Smith's most unusual clubs, and having fun is the only requirement. The new will begin rolling out this spring and feature simplified global navigation, a layout optimized for mobile devices and a focus on student recruitment.
The Psychology of Women’s Activism
More than 3,000 people from 126 countries have signed up for "The Psychology of Political Activism: Women Changing the World," Smith's first massive online open course through edX. The seven-week course, which begins March 14, will be taught by Lauren Duncan, professor of psychology at Smith.
Cornel West To Speak At Smith
Civil rights activist, teacher and scholar Cornel West--the author of more than 20 books, including Race Matters and Democracy Matters-will speak at Smith on Thursday, February 11.
The Horror in Syria
An exhibition of photographs documenting the human toll of the conflict in Syria, taken by a photographer known as "Caesar," is on campus until later this month. The exhibit opens Thursday with a panel discussion.
Botanic Garden Unveils New Mural
A 60-foot mural titled "Plant Life Through the Ages" was recently installed at Smith's Botanic Garden. It is believed to be the first mural in the world devoted exclusively to the history of plants on Earth.
JYA Paris 90th Anniversary Celebration
The Office of Alumnae Relations and the Office for International Study invite alumnae to celebrate this JYA-in-Paris milestone with a two-day event in Paris, March 18-19.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
President McCartney: A necessary conversation about college admission reform
Prof. Frost: Was Andy Warhol a hoarder?
Smith archives interview of astronaut Sally Ride by Gloria Steinem is now a “Blank on Blank” video.
Prof. Zimbalist: Your city will never get rich hosting the Super Bowl
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