Notes from Paradise
Support the New Neilson Library
Neilson Library is Smith's intellectual heart. It is where teaching, learning and community unite. As the college embarks on a major renovation of Neilson, led by Maya Lin, The Smith Fund is asking the entire Smith community to support the library's future by participating in the Heart of Smith fundraising campaign. Please give by June 30.
Leading Hispanic Health Board Welcomes Dr. Cynthia Telles ’74 Summer SAQ: First-Gen Alumnae; Texas’ poet laureate; Commencement About a First-Year Series Wraps Up With Reflections, Lessons Learned
Dr. Cynthia Telles ’74 has joined the board of directors of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, one of the nation's leading health advocacy organizations. Telles is currently the director of the Spanish-speaking Psychosocial Clinic of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital.
For alumnae who were first in their families to graduate from college, attending Smith opened a world of possibilities. Read their stories in the latest issue of the Smith Alumnae Quarterly. Also featured: Commencement and Reunion coverage, and an interview with Nina Lanza ’01, whose research focuses on the search for life on the Red Planet.
It’s the end of their first year at college! In the final episode of About a First-Year, Aditi, Adrianna and Gwen reflect on how they have changed since their first days at Smith in the fall. About a First-Year is a video series featuring the stories of three students from the class of 2019 as they navigate their first year of college life. Watch the complete series.  
New Trustees Appointed
The Smith College Board of Trustees will welcome six new members on July 1. They bring a range of experiences to Smith’s governing board, from business to law to architectural design. Also elected was Deborah Duncan ’77 as next chair of the board. She succeeds Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard ’69, who has led the board since 2012.
Protected: A Call for More Diverse Philosophical Traditions
The systematic lack of diversity in philosophy programs across America is "hard to justify morally, politically, epistemically or as good educational and research training practice," writes Jay Garfield, Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Smith, in a recent New York Times op-ed.  
Protected: A Seldom Seen Side of Sylvia Plath ’55
Karen Kukil, associate curator of special collections, talked to New England Public Radio about letters Sylvia Plath ’55 wrote to a childhood mentor—correspondence now housed at Smith.
Protected: Katy McClellan ’19 Competes at NCAA Championships
Last month, Katy McClellan ’19 took part in the javelin event at the 2016 NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships in Iowa. She was the first Smith student to qualify for the national championships since 2012.  
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
HUFFINGTON POST: Prof. Eric Reeves on Khartoum’s genocidal regime
NEW YORK TIMES: Pioneering researcher Suzanne Corkin ’59
BOSTON GLOBE: President Kathleen McCartney remembers UNH professor Murray Straus
KERA: Prof. Randy Frost on understanding hoarding
View more mentions of Smith in the news >


Removal instructions: Please click here to remove yourself from future mailings. Thank you.

%%Member_Addr%%, %%Member_City%%, %%Member_State%% %%Member_PostalCode%%