Notes from Paradise
Seeing the World Through Contemporary Art
Emma Chubb, Smith’s first Charlotte Feng Ford ’83 Curator of Contemporary Art, relishes the ability contemporary art has to challenge traditional points of view. “Art dwells in the middle of this messy soup of things called life,” she says. Learn more about her views on the role of art and museums.  
Good Food, Good Conscience Are on the Menu Students Get Real-World Framework for GIS Technology Women of Color Conference: The Power of Your Voice
Chef Alice Delcourt ’99, co-owner of Erba Brusca, a popular farm-to-table restaurant in the Navigli district of Milan, Italy, is committed to food sustainability and socially responsible business practices. Ultimately, though, her restaurant's popularity is the result of “putting your love out there on a plate.” Students took on various real-world projects in a GIS course taught by geosciences professor Jack Loveless. One group created a web-based, interactive story map of some 90 trees on campus. For Loveless, seeing how engaged the students "were in doing this original work was really inspiring.” Aziza Jones, MSW ’07, is just one of more than 20 alumnae of color who will share their stories and expertise at the 2018 “Smith College Women of Color Conference: Persistence, Possibilities and the Power of Our Voices,” being held on campus April 13–15. Watch Jones explain why this is a must-attend event.
Smith People in the News
New honors, awards, scholarships and promotions are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News.      
Register Today: ‘Contemporary Women in Islam: Politics and Identity’
“Contemporary Women in Islam: Politics and Identity,” a conference being held at Smith College on Feb. 9–10, will focus on the contributions of Muslim women to modern Islamic thought, the accomplishments of Muslim women, and the challenges that lie ahead. Speakers include Muslim women from academia, the arts and journalism. Registration is open through Feb. 2.
Adding to the Debate Over ‘Transhumanism’
In a new interview with the American Philosophical Association, Susan B. Levin, the Roe/Straut Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy, discusses her latest scholarship on the debate over human enhancement—in particular, transhumanism—and reflects on some of the proudest moments of her career.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
WALL STREET JOURNAL: President Kathleen McCartney: The college endowment tax is a bad proposal
THE NEW YORK TIMES: J. Courtney Sullivan ’03: Spending time in the presence of faith
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: EU diplomat visits Cuba to strengthen ties
NEW YORK TIMES: Prof. Michael Gorra reviews ‘A State of Freedom’
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