Notes from Paradise
Presidential Colloquium Examines Gun Violence
Pam Bosley and Stasha Rhodes, leaders in the movement to prevent gun violence, will deliver a Presidential Colloquium on the topic at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, in the Campus Center Carroll Room. The event is free and open to the public.
Professor Begins Research Project as a Radcliffe Fellow Breanna Parker ’18 Wins Award for Carbon Pricing Kelsey Moore ’15 Studies How Life Evolved on Earth
Ileana Streinu, the Charles N. Clark Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at Smith, began her collaborative research project, “Structure in Motion,” this September after winning a prestigious fellowship from Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She will spend the academic year at Harvard. Breanna Parker ’18 recently won an award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education for a carbon-pricing strategy she helped develop during her senior year. "The opportunity I had at Smith to take complex issues and actually see them implemented within the institution was inspiring,” she says. Kelsey Moore ’15, a fourth-year graduate student at MIT, studies early life on Earth. Her focus is on ancient microbes from the Proterozoic, the period of Earth’s history that spans 2.5 billion to 542 million years ago, between the time when oxygen began to appear in the atmosphere up until the advent of complex life.  
Looking for a Good Book to Read? Check Out the List on WordSmith
For her latest work, journalist and author Nina Munk ’88 turned to her own family's history. How It Happened: Documenting the Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry is a new translation of a memoir by Munk's uncle, a leading member of Budapest's Jewish intelligentsia. Munk edited the volume and wrote a new introduction. Her book is among hundreds listed on WordSmith, a compendium of all the latest books by Smith alumnae.
Wanted: Nominations for Honorary Degree Recipients
President Kathleen McCartney, chair of the Committee for Honorary Degrees, invites nominations of individuals of distinction for honorary doctoral degrees. Learn more about the award, view a list of recipients, and nominate an outstanding individual.
Memorial Service for President Emerita Jill Ker Conway
A memorial service for former Smith College President Jill Ker Conway will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Helen Hills Hills Chapel. The community is invited. An acclaimed scholar and author who served from 1975 to 1985 as president of Smith, Conway died in June at her home in Boston. She was 83.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE: ‘Baby-Sitters Club’ author returns to Smith
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: New formula for financing sports stadiums
ALBANY TIMES-UNION: Prof. Bozena Welborne: With Muslim-American women on the ballot, we all win
THE NATION: The art and magic of Helen DeWitt ’80
DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE ONLINE: Smith panel: Women candidates reflect on first-time political experience
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