Notes from Paradise
‘The Glorias’ Director Puts New Spin on Icon’s Life ‘The Glorias’ Director Puts New Spin on Icon’s Life
Julie Taymor, director of The Glorias, the new biopic about feminist icon Gloria Steinem ’56, talks about her vision for bringing Steinem's life to the screen. Taymor uses a rusty Greyhound bus as a narrative device, where the four actors playing Steinem at pivotal points in her life meet to muse about the past and future. 
Interterm 2020: A Napkin, Compass and Canvas 2020 Innovation Grant Recipients Announced Alumna Named COO of JPS Health Network
Interterm 2020: A Napkin, Compass and Canvas 2020 Innovation Grant Recipients Announced Alumna Named COO of JPS Health Network
Over interterm, students were offered a sequence of classes to learn design thinking and entrepreneurship skills. The aim of the sequence was “to give students the opportunity to look at complex problems and develop an entrepreneurial mindset,” said course instructor Monica Dean, director of the Conway Center.
The latest round of Innovation Challenge grants will fund 14 projects that support research, teaching and learning programs built around themes of equity and inclusion. Some of these include a Seven Sisters first-gen podcast, an Ada Awareness Day, and a program of support for Smith's undocumented community. The JPS Health Network recently named Karen Duncan ’77, a board-certified pediatrician with more than 20 years of medical and executive leadership experience, as its new chief operating officer. Duncan joined JPS in 2017 as executive vice president of community health services. She began her new position in January.
OAR Webinar: Working the Smith Network
In this Office of Alumnae Relations webinar, Niki Bhargava ’14, legal counsel at ITV America, shares how the Smith College alumnae network helped her gain insight into applying to graduate school and career planning. She also talks about some of the ways Smith alumnae can connect with one another for tips on job opportunities, mentoring and relocating.
You’re Invited to Power Up with Smithies in Business
Mika El-Baz ’85, executive vice president at RCA Records/Sony Records Entertainment, and Busy Burr ’83, president of Carrot Inc., are just two of the high-level executives and business leaders on tap to share their stories and advice during Power Up, April 23–24, in New York City. This incredible summit, exclusively for Smith alumnae, will bring together alumnae entrepreneurs, CEOs and strategists for an incredible day and a half of discussions, workshops, mentoring and networking opportunities. Space is limited, so register today.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
BLOOMBERG: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: The NFL is ready to score a huge payday
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: Yoo Eun Kim ’16: What’s in a name?
NPR : Mary Dickinson ’81: 2020 political campaigns are trying to avoid a 2016-style hack
SIERRA: Prof. James Lowenthal: Stargazing threatened by space junk
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