Notes from Paradise
Rachel Maddow to Speak on Campus
The 2016 presidential election will be the topic of political commentator Rachel Maddow's talk when she comes to campus next month as part of Smith's Presidential Colloquium series. The event will take place Monday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. in John M. Greene Hall. The Presidential Colloquium series is free and open to the public.
Let Alumnae Career Programs Rev Up Your 2017 Smith’s Kahn Institute Offers A World of Ideas The Feminist Legacy of the ‘Baby-sitters Club’
Start 2017 right by redefining your career or your life with the help of resources from the Office of Alumnae Relations. Attend webinars, connect to the Smith College Business Network and find out details about this year’s leadership conference. Smith faculty and staff may also register for some events. The Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute encourages risky exploration. Smith students, alongside faculty scientists and literary scholars, philosophers and artists, pursue ideas and research questions in a truly interdisciplinary way. Learn more about what makes the Kahn Institute so unique. In a piece for The New Yorker, writer Brooke Hauser explores the “kid-friendly feminism” of the Baby-sitters Club series by Ann Martin ’77. Says Martin, “I wouldn’t say that I had a feminist agenda, but I certainly had a feminist perspective [and] I wanted to portray a very diverse group of characters.”
SCMA’s ‘When in Rome’ Exhibition Now Online
The online version of “When in Rome: Prints and Photographs, 1550–1900” allows users to navigate the city and get a virtual tour of the live exhibition. “When in Rome" runs through Dec. 30, 2016, at the Museum of Art.
Smithies Design ‘Parklets’ for Northampton
Do you know what a “parklet” is? Students in Smith's landscape studies and engineering programs designed a number of them as part of the "City of Northampton’s Plan Health: Designing Healthy Communities" project. Find out more.
Smith People in the News
New honors, awards, books, plays and films are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News.      
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
'ON BEING': Alice Parker ’47: Singing is the most companionable of arts
NEW YORK TIMES: Alexa Zapruder ’91: There are no child sex slaves at my local pizza parlor
LIBRARY JOURNAL: Smith College library redesign engages Maya Lin, Shepley Bulfinch
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