Notes from Paradise
Meet the 2019 Sherrerd Prize Recipients
This year’s Sherrerd Teaching Prize winners are Judith Keyler-Mayer, senior lecturer in German studies; Randi Garcia, assistant professor of psychology and statistical and data sciences; and Kiki Smith ’71, professor of theatre. They will be honored Monday, Oct. 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Carroll Room.    
Carolina Miranda ’93 Leads ‘LA Times’ Agreement Women Still Not Fully Represented in Top Finance Jobs China’s Steps to Be More Eco-Friendly Rival U.S. Efforts
Carolina Miranda ’93, a 2020 Smith College medalist, helped negotiate a historic labor agreement between The Los Angeles Times and its newsroom employees. Miranda, co-chair of the L.A. Times Guild, said the agreement, which includes pay raises and various employment protections, comes at a time when the work of journalists is under fire. "We're really proud of what we've achieved together," she said. Lisa Stone ’91 is a principal and financial advisor in the Senior Investment Advisor Group in Bernstein Private Wealth Management in New York. In a recent interview, she talks about how she unexpectedly found success in finance and how she advocates for women to be more financially literate in their personal lives and take greater leadership roles in the field. In an article in The New Republic, Smith professor Daniel Gardner says that, unlike Washington, Beijing has at least attempted a national plan to fight global warming. He writes, “However reprehensible the world may find Beijing’s politics these days ... the success of their ecocivilization campaign is in everyone’s interest.” Gardner is the Dwight W. Morrow Professor of History.
Smith Makes Headway on Reducing Fossil Fuel Investments
In a recent letter, President Kathleen McCartney and Chair of the Smith College Board of Trustees Deborah L. Duncan ’77 updated the Smith campus community on the significant steps that the college has taken to reduce the role of fossil fuel investments. These steps follow the recommendation of the Study Group on Climate Change.
Alumnae Webinar: Joy Through Writing
In this webinar, "Live the Life You Want: Develop Your Strength, Resilience and Joy Through Writing," writing coach Melanie Vetter ’80 will show you how to use writing and reflection to mine your stories for wisdom and what matters most to you. Gain insights and clarity into what may be keeping you stuck and what you really want. No writing experience required. This webinar, which takes place on Nov. 14 at noon Eastern time, is free but registration is required.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Prof. Jennifer Guglielmo: The history of Italians in America
DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE: Editorial: A boon for local farmers
ASSOCIATED PRESS: Smith moves to reduce fossil fuel allocation
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