Notes from Paradise
Met Curator Rebecca Rabinow ’88 to Lead Menil Collection

Beginning in July, Rebecca Rabinow ’88 will take the helm as director of the Menil Collection in Houston. Rabinow, curator of Modern art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “stood out for her expertise and curatorial stature,” said Menil President Janet Hobby.

Professor Receives Prestigious NSF Career Award Nat’l Academy Journal Features Student-Faculty Paper Campus Preps for Neilson Renovation Project
Will Williams, assistant professor of physics, received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development award, which will fund his research into how and why atoms behave the way they do. A study of rare Bornean rock frog behavior, co-authored by Rebecca Taylor ’16 and Lisa Mangiamele, assistant professor of biological sciences, is featured as the cover story in the official journal of the National Academy of Sciences. As part of the college’s library renovation project, renovations to campus buildings will begin later this month and continue over the year to allow for the summer 2017 relocation of all occupants and activities in Neilson Library and Alumnae Gym.
2016 Reunion II Weekend
The classes of 1936, 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011 returned to campus last weekend to celebrate their Smith education, reminisce with classmates and learn about President Kathleen McCartney's plans for Smith. Enjoy a photo gallery of one of the weekend's most cherished events, the Alumnae Parade.  
Wanted: Your Feedback on Strategic Plan
President Kathleen McCartney has issued an open call to the Smith community for feedback on her strategic plan for Smith. The college’s Committee on Mission and Priorities (CMP) helped curate and synthesize 190 proposals into the five strategic themes presented in the plan. The CMP will review all feedback before finalizing the plan in the fall.
Campaign Surpasses $400 Million
Close to 36,000 people have contributed just over $400 million toward a $450 million campaign goal—the largest in Smith’s history. Women for the World: The Campaign for Smith will fuel a range of initiatives intended to keep Smith affordable, encourage innovation across the curriculum and create new educational opportunities for students.  
Smith People in the News
Fellowships, publications and elections to academic honor societies are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
NPR: Jiajing Wang ’14 discovers ancient Chinese brewery
New York Times: Art by Kath Kollwitz at Smith College Museum of Art
International Business Tribune: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist on Zika and the Rio Olympics
New York Times: Prof. Jay Garfield on diversity in philosophy
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