Notes from Paradise
Leading Scholar on Race, Sexual Politics To Speak
Scholar and author Juana María Rodríguez will speak in a Presidential Colloquium, in conjunction with the Smith College Women of Color Conference, at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13. The event, being held in Weinstein Auditorium, is free and open to the public.
Helping Young Adults Begin Successful Careers Luma Mufleh ’97 is 2018 Winner of Top DVF Award Linking Academic Freedom to Inclusive Learning
Find out why Sabrina Antoine ’11 left a lucrative career in high finance to work with Year Up Boston, matching urban young adults with companies looking for entry-level talent. “When underserved young adults are provided the opportunity to gain skills…it ensures that [they] will begin successful careers and earn a living wage. Economic justice equals economic prosperity,” she says.  Luma Mufleh ’97, CEO and founding director of Fugees Family, Inc., a nonprofit that uses soccer, education and community engagement to empower refugee children in the United States, has been chosen as the 2018 DVF People's Voice Award recipient. The DVF Awards, founded by designer Diane von Furstenberg and The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, recognize extraordinary women. The Smith College Board of Trustees unanimously approved a policy statement affirming the college’s commitment to academic freedom and free expression, while connecting those issues more directly to the campus learning environment. The result of 18 months of work by a Faculty Council committee that included students, the statement is the first change to Smith’s academic freedom policy since 1992.
It’s Almost Here! Register Today for the Women of Color Conference
Don't miss out on this extraordinary event! Register today for the 2018 Smith College Women of Color Conference: Persistence, Possibilities & The Power of Our Voices, being held on campus April 13–15. Take advantage of workshops, presentations, discussions and networking opportunities. Keynote speakers include diplomatic entrepreneur Farah Pandith ’90; cultural innovator Verna Myers; author and scholar Juana Maria Rodriguez; and Smith School for Social Work Dean Marianne Yoshioka.
Rembrandt Prints on Display April 14 Only
Three extraordinary prints of Rembrandt’s Three Crosses, Christ Crucified Between the Two Thieves will be on display in the Cunningham Study Center at the Smith College Museum of Art, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. The prints were a gift to the museum from Mary Gordon Roberts ’60. The event is open to the public.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
THE NEW YORKER: Activist filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02 tackles patriarchy in Pakistan
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Review: ‘Happier?’ by Prof. Daniel Horowitz
NBC TODAY SHOW: Barbara Bush ’47: “Still old, and still in love”
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