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Science New Smith App
Smith recently launched Smith Mobile, an iTunes app for mobile devices, providing instant access to alumnae news, events, and the alumnae directory. You can also keep up with the latest news from the college and access the campus directory, dining room menus, and the course catalogue.
Women in Public Service Welcome New Students
Smith welcomed 727 new students--first-years, transfers, and students of nontraditional age--during Opening Convocation on September 5, at John M. Greene Hall. The 645 first-years in the class of 2016 were selected from 4,341 applicants, the most in the history of the college. Meet just a few of Smith's newest students.
The Dark Side of Retail Advice for Young Alumnae
Terri Tierney Clark '81, creator of the website Advice for the New Careerist, shares her career tips for young alumnae, including how being proactive can make all the difference when it comes time to hand out promotions and why it's always smart to make your boss look good. Click here for more.
A Great Opportunity to Support Smith Wurtele Center for Work and Life
Smith College has renamed the Center for Work and Life the Wurtele Center for Work and Life, honoring Margaret Von Blon Wurtele '67 and her husband, Angus, whose $5 million gift to the center will provide vital support for its mission of helping students think purposefully about their definition of a rewarding life.
From China to Art to Women's Rights 2013 Alumnae Chorus Tour
Register to join the Smith College Alumnae Chorus tour of the Baltic States and Russia in summer 2013--a twelve-day, three-country, two-concert adventure! The registration deadline is October 1, 2012.  Click here for more information, including a full draft of the itinerary. Click here to register. 
Elizabeth Eveillard '79 Elected Chair A Conversation With Alumnae Entrepreneurs
On November 15, join President Carol T. Christ and alumnae business professionals at the Yale Club in New York City for a breakfast-time discussion about the current climate for women entrepreneurs. For information, please contact Invitations will go out in early October, but save the date now.
The Dark Side of Retail New in Insight
Learn why English professor Michael Thurston spends his summers walking along Cape Cod, following in the footsteps of naturalist Henry David Thoreau, who walked the same path 160 years ago. That story and more are in the latest edition of Insight, an online publication that chronicles Smith's intellectual life and culture of research.
Women in Public Service Novel Explores Immortality
Moira Crone '74's new novel, The Not Yet, paints a future where the very wealthy can afford immortality and control society's resources from their lavish walled city-states, but the poor live amidst extreme scarcity. Read about Crone's inspiration for creating such a vivid and disturbing world.
The Dark Side of Retail Calling It Quits
Alumnae are resourceful, but do Smith women ever give up? Sometimes the best decision may be to leave a job, sell the house, end a friendship, or drop a class. The Smith Alumnae Quarterly wants to hear about your decision to quit something that was important to you, and what you learned. Respond by October 1 to
The Dark Side of Retail Smith in the City: Boston
On December 1, experience the intellectual excitement of a Smith classroom once again with Smith in the City: Boston, a half day of classes taught by some of Smith's outstanding faculty. Details will follow, but mark your calendars now for this exciting day of learning. For information, please email
The Dark Side of Retail A Vision for Alumnae Engagement
Read a message from Smith President Carol T. Christ and Alumnae Association Board Chair Lynn Smith Fox '77 discussing a strategic plan developed by the Alumnae Association board and college trustees to deepen and enhance the engagement of alumnae in the college's global vision for women's education.
The Dark Side of Retail Long-Term Care Insurance
In addition to other insurance programs, the Alumnae Association of Smith College is pleased to announce the availability of long-term care insurance for Smith alumnae. For more information, the best policies for you, and free quotes click here.
The Dark Side of Retail Calling All High School Teachers
The Office of Admission is looking for alumnae who are high school teachers to spread the word about Smith. Click here to register with the Office of Admission so they can assist in helping your students imagine themselves at Smith.
Video Spotlight
Alumni from around the world gathered on campus for the American Studies Diploma Program's 50th anniversary.
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Elizabeth Tyra '14 and Cynthia Brown '13 experienced life in early 19th-century New England as Praxis interns at Old Sturbridge Village.
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Chemistry professor Kate Queeney delivered the 2012 Convocation address to cheering students, ready for the new academic year.
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