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Science Smith Awarded Grant to Spur STEM Interest
The Association of American Colleges and Universities has awarded Smith College a $300,000 grant for a pilot teaching program aimed at increasing the number of women and underrepresented minorities who succeed in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The grant comes under the organization’s new initiative Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM.
The Dark Side of Retail Virginia Woolf Collection in London
An exhibit celebrating the life of early-20th-century writer Virginia Woolf at the National Portrait Gallery in London features a number of original letters, hand-printed books and photographs from Smith’s Virginia Woolf Collection. Planning for the loan to the London gallery began two years ago, says Associate Curator of Special Collections Karen Kukil. The exhibit runs though October 26.
A Great Opportunity to Support Smith A Hidden Universe
In Insight: What happens when you get a group of testate amoebae together in a Smith professor’s lab and “interview” the microbial actors? It turns out that they are prepared to reveal quite a bit about themselves. Smith biological sciences professor Laura Katz and her team have been working to fill in the blanks of evolutionary history and theory by studying the biodiversity of eukaryotic microbes.
A Great Opportunity to Support Smith Celebrating the Music of Alice Parker ’47
The Smith College Alumnae Chorus (SCAC) will present "A Weekend of Song in Celebration of Alice Parker ’47" at Sweeney Concert Hall on the Smith campus on Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. The SCAC will perform choral works by Parker, a noted composer, arranger and conductor. She and Smith Director of Orchestral and Choral Activities Jonathan Hirsh will share conducting duties.
A Great Opportunity to Support Smith The Ultimate Long Weekend
What is your idea of a perfect long weekend? Louisa Loring ’13 has some ideas. She and her fiancé, Italian author Pietro Grossi, are the co-founders of Il Magazzino, a retreat offering weekend arts and literature workshops in the medieval village of Camporsevoli in the foothills of Mount Cetona in southern Tuscany. Says Loring, “Smith influenced my love for Italy from day one."
A Great Opportunity to Support Smith Smith Fund Success
Thank you to the 15,024 alumnae, parents and friends of Smith who donated to the Smith Fund this year, raising $12 million, which will be counted toward the Women for the World campaign’s $450 million goal. Gifts are put to immediate good use, funding internships, study-away opportunities and student scholarships. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
A Great Opportunity to Support Smith Alumnae Insurance Programs
The Office of Alumnae Relations sponsors a wide range of insurance programs for Smith alumnae and their families, including auto, health, homeowners, renters, travel and long-term care, all at discounted rates. There is also an affordable health insurance plan specifically for alumnae living in New York City, as well as a pet insurance program. Click here for more information.
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