Notes from Paradise
Charlotte Feng Ford ’83 Endows New SCMA Curator
A $2.5 million gift from prominent art collector and philanthropist Charlotte Feng Ford ’83 will endow a new curator of contemporary art position at the Smith College Museum of Art. “I hope that this gift will give people an opportunity to really be with the art of their times,” Ford said.    
Paying Tribute to Orlando Shooting Victims Pursuit of Perfection Can Be Bad for Your Health Jessica Marlor ’16 Tells Moving Story in Operetta
The news of the Orlando shootings hit the Smith and Northampton communities hard, particularly those who knew former Smith employee Kim (KJ) Morris, who worked in the Campus Center from 2004 to 2007. In the days following the attack, vigils were held on and off campus to mourn and honor Morris and other victims.
Perfectionism can have crippling side effects that take a significant toll on the human mind, says psychology professor Patricia DiBartolo ’89. Understanding the many dimensions of perfectionism and its resulting pathologies has been a key focus of her research for the past decade.
For Jessica Marlor ’16, music gives voice to the voiceless. Iskra—an operetta in two acts about 19th-century Polish immigrant coal miners and their families—is an example of her vision of the power of music. Here Marlor tells the story behind Iskra and how she ensured the authenticity of the story.
SSW Named One of Nation’s Best
College Choice, an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college, has ranked the Smith College School for Social Work master's in social work program number 6 in the nation.
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‘Heart of Smith’ Library Challenge
Your gift of any size by June 30 will help The Smith Fund secure an additional $115,000 from a generous group of alumnae in support of the "Heart of Smith" library renovation fundraising campaign. Please help the fund meet this challenge by making your donation today.
Demystifying Provence
In her new book, A Taste for Provence, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, the Sydenham Clark Parsons Professor Emerita of American Studies and History, takes readers on a tour of one of the world's most popular destinations, demystifying the region as what some have called a "new Eden." Here she talks about her own love of reading, her favorite food writers and what books are on her nightstand.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
BOSTON GLOBE ONLINE: Suzanne Corkin ’59, whose research with ‘H.M.’ expanded the understanding of memory, dies at 79
TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION, U.K.: Prof. Helen Horowitz on ‘Taste of Provence’
VOICE OF AMERICA RADIO NETWORK ONLINE: Prof. Steven Heydemann: U.S. policy in Syria shaped by experience elsewhere
NEW YORK TIMES: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: The business behind Warriors’ ticket prices
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