Scholars in Studio
Using archival photographs, Professor Susan Van Dyne describes the evolution of the modern college woman.
Building sustainable schools
Erinn McGurn '94 talks about her organization, SCALEAfrica, also the cover story in the latest Quarterly.
The inaugural colloquium of The Women in Public Service Project held in December 2011 at the State Department in Washington, DC, was a great success. Watch a video of Smith students at the event, explore the photo gallery, and read about the historic day, which included Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Smith President Carol T. Christ, and Gloria Steinem ’56.
In the latest edition of Insight, read how Smith professors are using an innovative teaching method called knowledge building, and watch how Professor of Engineering Glenn Ellis uses the technique to help his students understand the effects of a devastating tornado that struck the greater Springfield, MA, area in June 2011.
Network with Smith alumnae in your profession at a Regional Professional Gathering co-hosted by local alumnae and the Alumnae Association. These events provide opportunities for alumnae to foster professional connections with each other and with Smith. Click here to view upcoming events in Los Angeles and Houston.
Read about Casablanca-based filmmaker Michelle Medina ’05’s latest documentary, All I Wanna Do, which follows Moroccan father and son Simohamed and Ayoub Rouguiyag as they chase their musical dreams of recording as a rap duo despite living in terrible poverty. The film has garnered awards at festivals around the world.
Save the date! Reunion and Commencement Weekend is May 17-20 and All Reunion Weekend is May 24-27. Registration will open soon. Make plans to join your classmates on campus, celebrate with old friends, walk in the parade, attend Alumnae College, visit your old haunts in Northampton, and relive your days as a student at Smith!
Smith celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Victorian novelist Charles Dickens with an exhibit of his works in the Book Arts Gallery in Neilson Library. The books on display in the exhibition “Charles Dickens at 200” are from the Mortimer Rare Book Room and include Dickens’ novels in paper-wrapped installments and bound volumes.
Read The Washington Post story about Rebecca Read Medrano ’70, who co-founded GALA (Grupo de Artistas Latino Americanos) with her husband in 1976. GALA is located in the historic Tivoli Theatre in Washington, DC, one of the premier homes of any Latino theater in the nation.
Children’s author Shana Corey ’96’s passion is writing about strong, innovative women in history. Read how she came to write her latest book, Here Come the Girl Scouts! The Amazing All-true Story of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure, about the woman who, despite all odds, founded the Girl Scouts in 1912, in Corey’s hometown of Savannah, GA.
Dorothy Wickenden will be on campus March 1 to discuss her book, Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West about two 1909 Smith alumnae (one of whom was Wickenden’s grandmother) who travel West in 1916 to teach in a remote Colorado settlement. Click here to read the AASC interview with Wickenden, who is also executive editor of The New Yorker.
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