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View highlights from the Smith Women in the Media Conference.
The life of a Smith College admission application.
Director Daniel Elihu Kramer's interpretation of Shakespeare's classic.
Alumnae worldwide will be able to hear Rachel Maddow, Smith’s 2010 Commencement speaker, via live Web stream on the Smith Website. The college will also simulcast the ceremony to John M. Greene Hall, rain or shine. The 132nd Commencement ceremony will take place at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 16. Maddow is scheduled to speak at 10:45 a.m.
Reunion weekends I and II are just days away (May 13–16 and May 20–23), but there’s still time to join your classmates on campus. To register or to get Reunion information ranging from who’s coming to bike rentals click here.
A reckless decision made just after graduating from Smith results in a federal prison sentence ten years later—and a best-selling book. Piper Kerman ’92’s new book, Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, has received massive media attention, including stories in Time, Marie Claire, and New York.
President Obama announced his intent to appoint Cynthia Telles ’74, director of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute Spanish-Speaking Psychosocial Clinic, to the Commission on Presidential Scholars.
Smith Camp, a sports and fitness camp for adults of all abilities, is celebrating its 30th anniversary! We offer a wide variety of exciting activities for adults interested in learning about and maintaining a fit, healthy, and positive lifestyle. Come join us June 6–12. Check our Website for more information and special discounts.
Double your gift! Thank you to alumnae who have joined together to match Sophia Smith leadership level gifts of $1,875 or more through June 30. You can give by clicking here.
Congratulations to Jacqueline Jones ’86, associate professor of English at Frances Marion University, who was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach American literature in Cameroon.
Check out Cubicle Chic, a blog dedicated to dressing for success with creativity and flair—and not a lot of money—co-written by Meredith Duncan ’08.
And the Smith College Alumnae Oral History Project wants to hear it! We are looking for alumnae to interview on Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Sophia Smith Collection. To reserve your 30-minute time slot please contact Smith oral historian Kelly Anderson at or 413-585-2979. 
Read Time magazine’s Q&A with Smith professor Randy Frost, co-author of the new book, “Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things.”
Congratulations to the winners of the 2010 Sherrerd Prizes for Distinguished Teaching: Nicholas Horton, associate professor of mathematics and statistics; Róisín O’Sullivan, associate professor of economics; and Michael Thurston, professor of English language and literature.
As part of the budget-reduction plan adopted last year, Smith is reducing its use of physical space by five percent. In an April forum, Vice President for Finance and Administration Ruth Constantine detailed which buildings were being considered for closing. This Q&A addresses questions received after that forum.

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