Notes from Paradise
Deanna Dixon ’88 Named New Dean of Admission
Deanna Dixon ’88, associate director of admission and coordinator of multicultural recruitment at Smith, has been named the new dean of admission. Audrey Smith, vice president for enrollment, says, “We are thrilled to have someone with Deanna’s deep commitment and collaborative leadership style step into this position.”
Mathematics Meets Art in This Unique Smith Class Caroline Clarke ’85 on the Cosby Verdict and #MeToo Professor Studies the Predictive Value of Big Data
Pau Atela, professor of mathematics and statistics, leads Art/Math Studio, a combination of two distinct but related areas of study: studio art and mathematics. Students actively engage in the design and fabrication of three-dimensional models that directly incorporate aspects of mathematics. In Black Enterprise, Caroline Clarke ’85 writes about the Bill Cosby verdict as a victory for the #MeToo movement. She also muses about watching The Cosby Show in 1984. "I remember it well because I had commandeered the television in the common room of my Smith College dorm to watch it." Associate Professor of Government Brent Durbin's current research considers the politics of big data in the 21st century. The topic is more relevant than ever given the recent revelations of Facebook algorithms and attempts to sway the result of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Winemaker Helen Keplinger ’94 Creates Smith College Rosé
Helen Keplinger ’94, proprietor of Keplinger Wines in Napa, California, has created the 2017 Smith College Rosé. She writes, “Smith has held a special place in my heart and continues to be a tremendous source of both strength and inspiration. This rosé was created to give back to an institution that does so much for women." Keplinger Wines is donating all the grapes, time, and materials, as well as all proceeds from bottles sold to The Smith Fund. Order while supplies last.
Smith Connection: An Inside Look at College Admissions
Are you an alumna with a young woman in your family who is just beginning the college search? Then register to attend Smith Connection: An Inside Look at College Admissions. Smith admission professionals will share strategies to help you successfully navigate the college admission process. Join us on campus Friday, June 22, for this event being offered exclusively to Smith alumnae. The cost is $50 per family and includes lunch.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
CONDE NAST TRAVEL: Learn to cook at the home of Julia Child ’34
YAHOO NEWS: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: The NFL draft as the ‘off-season Super Bowl’
BLOOMBERG: Thelma Golden ’87: Great art means nurturing new artists
EARTH: Prof. Jack Loveless: Modeling potential tsunamis in Japan
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