Notes from Paradise
Making Art Inclusive and Accessible
Writer, art activist and cultural curator Kimberly Drew ’12 is still early into her career, but she's already making a mark as a champion of black artists and museum accessibility. The former media manager at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, has left to pursue writing and to work on a book project called Black Futures.
‘Pianist Jiayan Sun Dazzles with Beethoven Cycle’ Smith Field Hockey Falls to Tufts in 2018 NCAA Tourney Researching the Poverty/Obesity Connection
Pianist Jiayan Sun, the 2017-19 Iva Dee Hiatt Visiting Artist in Piano and Lecturer in Music at Smith, performed a third Beethoven recital in Sweeney Concert Hall on Nov. 8. Sun is presenting the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven chronologically in a series of eight concerts, to conclude on April 18, 2019. For the first time ever, the Smith College field hockey team made it to the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Tournament but fell to the number four-ranked Tufts University team, the Jumbos, in the second round on Nov. 10 at Salisbury University in Maryland. The Pioneers finished the season with a 15-8 record. Lucine Petit Francis ’04, a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, studies health issues for children living in poverty, focusing on nutrition and obesity. "One of the biggest health issues that we see with children living in underserved areas in the urban community is the issue of childhood obesity," says Francis.
Limited Amount of Smith College Rose Still Available
Vintner Helen Keplinger ’94 is known for utilizing classic European methods and environmentally conscious business practices to produce high-quality California wines. In 2017, Keplinger, who is a Smith Medalist, created the Smith College Rose, with all proceeds going to The Smith Fund. This rose is a blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, and Syrah exhibiting layers of fresh flowers, red and blue fruit, lovely freshness, and vibrant minerality. Order today!
Looking for a Good Book to Read? Check Out WordSmith
Some of our most influential and iconic authors have been Smith alumnae. From A Wrinkle in Time writer Madeleine L’Engle ’41 to The Night Circus debut novelist Erin Morgenstern ’00, Smith women have made their mark in literature. So, if you’re looking for a great book to settle next to the fire with, look no farther than WordSmith, a listing of books by alumnae authors.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
NEW YORK TIMES: Book Review: Sylvia Plath’s last letters show her struggling to imagine life without Ted Hughes
THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: How financial pressures can lead to athletic scandals
MS. MAGAZINE BLOG: Prof. Carrie Baker: Pregnant workers deserve better
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