Notes from Paradise
New Residences Named for Pioneering Alumnae
Five buildings that make up a new 80-bed student apartment complex at Smith will be named for graduates from diverse backgrounds to reflect the college’s history of pioneering alumnae. “The names of our houses are important signals of what we value,” said President Kathleen McCartney.      
Smith Professor Working on Zika Virus Test Alumna Honored for Curatorial Excellence Annual Spring Bulb Show Takes Gothic Twist
Professor Steven Williams has been studying the molecular biology of parasites for decades. Now he and his research team have turned their attention to the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Thelma Golden ’87, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, will receive the prestigious Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence, which honors curators whose work has left a "lasting impression on exhibition making." Illustrator Edward Gorey, best known for his macabre animated illustrations at the start of the PBS series Masterpiece Mystery!, is the surprising inspiration for Smith’s 2016 Spring Bulb Show, which runs through March 20.
The World Remembers Nancy Davis Reagan 1943
Former First Lady Nancy Davis Reagan ’43, who died on Sunday, majored in theatre at Smith and lived in Talbot House. She is seen here in a portrait from the Smith production of Make With the Maximum. Tributes from alumnae and media poured in from around the world.
Black Students and Alumnae Tea
Alumnae of color are invited to attend Lives of Leadership: Tea and Conversation with Black Students and Alumnae of Smith College, March 31, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on campus. Stay for the weekend and join fellow alumnae for this year's professional leadership conference "Redefining Success," April 1–2. RSVP to Jad Davis at before March 18.
Reunion 2016 Registration Now Open
Over two weekends in May, the campus will come to life with the sounds of nearly 2,000 alumnae laughing, sharing and reconnecting during Reunion 2016. Alumnae can register now to join classmates and friends on campus for one of the best parties of the year. Register today!
The Future of the Libraries
How have students, faculty and staff reimagined Neilson Library? How will visitors use the library? Learn about the planning process, the work done by students in class assignments and the efforts of the programming committee.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
Trudy Rubin ’65 and Prof. Steven Heydemann: Syria crisis won’t end in 2016
New York Times: Prof. Barron on clean power
Editorial: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02 is making the world better one true story at a time
Prof. Dionne on the BBC: Are Africans more tolerant?
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