Smith E-News May 2010
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Reunion and Commencement Weekend
All Reunion Weekend
Alumnae Volunteer Awards presentation
Class signs—a part of the Alumnae Parade tradition
Smith Alumnae Quarterly
For every 100 Smith Fund donations received by 9 pm, June 30, several Smith alumnae will give $10,000 to the college. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to support Smith!
Sue Frost '77, one of the lead producers of the Broadway hit Memphis, won a Tony Award for Best Musical. Memphis also took top honors for best score, best orchestration, and best book.
The Holberg Prize, Norway's equivalent of the Nobel Prize in humanities and social science research, was awarded to historian Natalie Zemon Davis '49. The citation praised Davis as "one of the most creative historians writing today."
In the blog Living with the Spill, Rachel Rock-Blake '09, a teaching assistant with the Williams-Mystic maritime studies program, is helping to provide a firsthand account of the catastrophic BP oil spill. Rock-Blake is in Louisiana in conjunction with her work at the Mystic Seaport Research Facility.
In May, Ada Comstock Scholars celebrated their first reunion as a class. Watch as Ada alumnae returning to campus share their thoughts about this historic occasion and how the Ada program changed their lives.
Helen Krich Chinoy, a theater historian who collected the views of actors and directors about their crafts and documented the contributions of women to the American theater, died May 24. She taught at Smith for nearly three decades, but her influence in the world of theater preceded her arrival in 1953.
Lauren Armstrong '05, senior consultant at social media marketing company SM Cubed Consulting in Albuquerque, NM, says, "Smithies are taking social media by storm, so let's connect with each other." Check out the Facebook page she created for Smith alumnae in the social media industry to network and brainstorm.
Smith College recently joined a select group of institutions around the world when Ford Hall earned LEED Gold Certification. Watch why Smith's state-of-the-art science and engineering building has been getting rave reviews.
In her talk at the 2010 TED conference, documentary filmmaker and TED fellow Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02 examines how the Taliban convince children to become suicide bombers.
Read an excerpt from Elvina Scott '99's essay, "Epilepsy: A Family Love Story," about raising her epileptic daughter. Scott’s essay is featured in One Big Happy Family: 18 Writers Talk About Open Adoption, Mixed Marriage, Polyamory, Househusbandry, Single Motherhood, and Other Realities of Truly Modern Love.
The American Democracy Institute is accepting applications from women in a wide variety of fields for its Pathways to Power: Women's Leadership Fellowship Program. Fellows are paired with a mentor and attend a series of innovative programs, including an executive weekend retreat.

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