Notes from Paradise
Students Test New Plan for Moving Sediment Out of Paradise Pond
A partial drawdown of Paradise Pond scheduled to start today, July 6, is part of a two-year experiment that aims to move sediment downstream without expensive dredging operations that could disrupt the pond and Mill River ecosystems.
Alumna Volunteers for Smith and Finds Love Magic Grants Fund Innovative Oral History Projects How Students Shaped Political Activism MOOC
Nancy Thompson Godfrey ’66, co-editor of Smith’s class of ’66 reunion book, was tasked with calling spouses of deceased classmates to organize memorial essays. Godfrey, a recent widow, made her first call to Lee Lundy. It was a call that changed both their lives. Read the whole story in the New York Times. This year’s Magic Grant recipients are working on oral history projects: Tanya Pearson AC ’16 (pictured) is studying women in rock, and Meridith Baier AC ’14 is collecting stories on trafficked women. Magic Grants, endowed by legendary magazine editor Helen Gurley Brown, provide funding for projects by Ada Comstock Scholar alumnae. Alicia Bowling '17 (pictured) was among the students to work with activists like Carmen Vazquez on creating content for Smith’s first MOOC, Psychology of Political Activism, which launched in March with nearly 6,000 registered participants. Vazquez donated materials to the Sophia Smith Collection.
SSW Summer Lecture Series
Abbie Goldberg, associate professor of psychology and director of clinical training at Clark University, kicked off the Public Lecture Series in Social Work with her talk on adoptive families. Lectures continue through Aug. 2 and are free and open to the public. Social work professionals may register to receive continuing education credit for a nominal fee.
What Brexit Means for Women
In a blog post for Ms. Magazine, Emma Watson ’17 explores what the UK's Brexit vote means for women. She writes, "The UK will no longer have access to that EU funding for political gender parity, and in the midst of shifting their policies in the Brexit fallout, it’s impossible to predict where progressive policies on women’s rights will fall."
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.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
INSIDE PHILANTHROPY: Contemporary art is growing exponentially, as new gift to Smith College Museum proves
BOSTON GLOBE ONLINE: Remembering Phyllis R. Silverman MSS ’54; studied grief and bereavement
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