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China Eyes a Green Future
Though it is grappling with an air pollution crisis, China is resolute about doing its part to solve its air-quality problems and promote an international climate change agreement, says Daniel Gardner, Dwight D. Morrow Professor of History and an expert in Chinese culture and society.  
Rhythm Nations: A Celebration of Cultures The Syrian Conflict and the Next U.S. President The Spring 2016 Alumnae Quarterly is Online Now
The Sophian reports on Rhythm Nations: Students from 28 countries held their flags high as they walked across the stage of John M. Greene Hall, a beautiful start to an energetic and entertaining night hosted by the International Students Organization. In a piece for The Philadelphia Inquirer, journalist Trudy Rubin ’65, with the help of Smith's Ketcham Chair in Middle East Studies, Steven Heydemann, offers some key insights into what the next U.S. president should keep in mind about the situation in Syria. In the latest SAQ: Smith Medalist Joan White Harris ’52 discusses her passion for the arts; author Amy Ellis Nutt ’77 reflects on a transgender teen's journey; and entrepreneur Mahbina Waheed ’95 sets up free schools in Pakistan.                  
Register: Psychology of Political Activism
In its new MOOC on the "Psychology of Political Activism: Women Changing the World," Smith set out to create a course that was collaboratively built, globally inclusive and true to the distinctive nature of instruction at Smith. Courses start next week, and registration is open now.
Register: Redefining Success Conference
Redefine success in your life! The 2016 Smith College Women’s Leadership Conference: Redefining Success, April 1–2, will feature workshops and career-development opportunities guided by distinguished alumnae and faculty. Organized by the Office of Alumnae Relations. Registration is open to the entire Smith community.
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Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
The Guardian: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist on the relentless rise of GCU basketball
Washington Post: Ten things Prof. Kim Dionne learned via Twitter on International Women’s Day
African Spotlight: Prof. Eric Reeves on the failure of morality in South Sudan
Washington Post: Prof. Steven Heydemann on U.S. intervention in Syria
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