Integrating cultures
International consultant Kerianne Panos '98 discusses her love of language and why global empathy is critical in today's world.
Senior finds ancient coins
Maggie Kurkoski '12 came across ancient Roman coins in Neilson Library, leading to her own exhibition.

Smith Alumnae Quarterly
The Board of Trustees has launched a search for Smith's 11th president, to succeed Carol Christ when she completes her term in June 2013. The search committee, chaired by trustee Louise Parent '72, is actively seeking input from all members of the Smith community about the qualities and qualifications essential in the next president. Read about the process and add your voice through the presidential search website or by writing to the committee at
Register today to join your classmates on campus for Reunion and Commencement Weekend, May 17-20, or All Reunion Weekend, May 24-27. Won't be on campus? Enjoy live streaming of the Ivy Day Parade; Commencement, with this year's speaker actress Jane Lynch; and the Alumnae Parade on All Reunion Weekend.
Floyd Cheung, associate professor of English language and literature; Michael Barresi, assistant professor of biological sciences; and Jennifer Guglielmo, associate professor of history, are this year's recipients of the Kathleen Compton Sherrerd '54 and John J. F. Sherrerd Prizes for Distinguished Teaching. For more about the award and this year's winners click here.
Smith Women Leading Change: Asia 2012 will take place in Singapore, May 31-June 2, bringing together some of Smith's most accomplished scholars, alumnae, and students to recognize the contributions of Smith women to Asian society and celebrate the impact of a liberal arts education on the lives of young women. Click here for more information and to register.
New York Times writer Sarah Heploa looks back on the legacy of Gloria Steinem '56 and wonders, in light of recent instances that have challenged women's rights, "Where is the next Gloria?" Is there a comparable leader for the women's movement in 2012? Or is there only one Gloria?
In the latest edition of Insight: Why aren't more women serving in Congress? Alana Eichner '12 has spent the past year analyzing the successes and failures of women who ran for the House of Representatives in 2008 and 2010. Her results contribute to the corpus of research on women in politics that most researchers have yet to tackle.
Marilyn Carlson Nelson '61, chair of the board of the Carlson company, one of the world's largest hospitality and travel corporations, says business leaders have a responsibility to push for positive social change. Read about her and her corporation's stand against human trafficking.
If you would like to know what really goes on in the minds of middle school girls, check out The Drama Years: Real Girls Talk About Surviving Middle School—Bullies, Brands, Body Image, and More. Co-author Whitney Joiner '00 talks about how she came to write the book and why she is so passionate that girls' stories be told.
On May 20, 2012, more than 650 students will join the ranks of Smith College alumnae. One of the best and mutually beneficial ways to support the Smith network is to hire a Smith student or alumna for an internship or full-time position. Click here to see how the Lazarus Center for Career Development can help make that happen.
Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery will again offer commemorative 2012 Smith College Commencement wines, both white and red. Contact Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery directly at 607-869-5158 or for more information and to place an order. It's a wonderful way for graduates, families, and alumnae to celebrate Reunion and Commencement 2012.

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