Notes from Paradise
New Innovation Challenge Projects Announced
Sixteen projects, from cross-cultural coalition building to body-positive workshops, are being funded through a series of Innovation Challenge grants. Established last year by President Kathleen McCartney, the grants support research, teaching and learning programs built around inclusion, diversity and equity.
New VP for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity How I Got That Job: Payoff of a Liberal Arts Education Alumna Selected to Lead Five College Consortium
President Kathleen McCartney has appointed David T. Carreon Bradley, chair of the Committee on Inclusion & Equity and associate professor of physics at Vassar College, as Smith’s vice president for inclusion, diversity and equity. Carreon Bradley will begin work at Smith on January 18, 2018. In the first installment of "How I Got That Job," a new video series that features alumnae discussing how they landed their current positions, Sharon Vizcaino and Yvaine Liu, both class of 2017, share how a Smith education led them to securing jobs at Goldman Sachs right after graduation. Sarah Pfatteicher ’88 has been appointed executive director of the Five College Consortium. Currently associate dean for academic affairs and a research professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Pfatteicher will begin work at Five Colleges in April 2018.
Enjoy a Replay of 2017 Vespers
This year's vespers performance, which streamed live on Dec. 3, was led by Matilda Rose Cantwell, director of religious and spiritual life, with readings by members of the faculty, staff and senior class. The music portion of the program featured the Smith College Chorus, Glee Club, Chamber Singers, Handbell Choir and Orchestra.
Need a Career Boost? Watch a Webinar
Start the New Year off right with career-related webinars sponsored by the Office of Alumnae Relations. From setting goals to how to interview your future employer, each lunchtime session is free and open to the entire Smith community. Registration is required. Also, in 2018, watch for networking events coming to your town.
Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Nominations
Any member of the Smith community—students, faculty, staff, alumnae, trustees—may nominate an individual for an honorary degree and/or to serve as Commencement speaker. Learn about the selection process and make your nominations for 2018.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
TEEN VOGUE: Kimberly Drew ’12: Young women as the face of equality
BUSINESS WEST: Five Colleges Names Sarah Pfatteicher ’88 executive director
WASHINGTON POST: Schroeder Stribling MSW ’92: Creating support for DC’s homeless community
WASHINGTON POST: Prof. Kim Yi Dionne: Increasing AIDS awareness
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