Notes from Paradise
Kate Soper Receives Vocal Music Award
The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced last week that composer/performer Kate Soper, assistant professor of music at Smith, received the Virgil Thomson Award, one of the country's most prestigious prizes for composers of vocal music.
Two Sports Equal Twice the Fun Supporting Women Entrepreneurs Educating Thinkers and Peacemakers
Field hockey head coach Jaime Ginsberg calls Julia Hamilton ’18 "a natural leader" on and off the field. Watch as Hamilton discusses her lifelong love of sports, especially field hockey, and how she felt welcomed at Smith from the first day she set foot on campus. "Smith women rule the world!" That was the simple reason Melissa Parker Draper '77 and husband Tim founded the Smith business plan competition that now bears their name. This year, more than 50 teams competed on April 18 for the $10,000 prize. In the face of terrorism and extremism, social entrepreneur Mahbina Waheed ’95 is doing something extraordinary for children in her home country of Pakistan: opening schools, making it possible for thousands of young people to attend school for free.
Free-Form Fiction
Smith English professor Andrea Stone talks with Northampton radio personality Bill Newman about the inspiration for her new book, American Spelling: Story in Verse, a work of fiction in free-form verse about a troubled mother who drops her child from a bridge.
Making a Home for Refugee Children
Since founding her nonprofit, Fugees Family, in 2004, Luma Mufleh ’97 has helped more than 800 refugee children from 28 countries acclimate to their new communities. She was recently honored as a CNN Hero.
Friends of Smith College Reunion Award
Alumnae are invited to join the Friends of Smith College and support critical college resources. Reunion classes are eligible for the Friends Reunion Award, which goes to the class with the highest percentage of Friends members. Currently, the class of 1966 is leading the way, with the class of 1956 in second place. Join today to boost your class standing!
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
New York Times: Invitation to a dialogue — Dean Deb Shaver on the college admissions frenzy
NPR: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist — Women athletes are always paid less
Prof. Randy Frost: Hoarding is no ordinary disorder
Inside Higher Ed: Prof. Floyd Cheung — Allies and microaggressions
Prof. Zimbalist: Can college athletics continue to spend like this?
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