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HHMI: Smith is a model of STEM success
Smith is among the colleges and universities considered by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to be models for achieving “inclusive excellence” in science education. Smith’s STEM successes are highlighted on a new website created by the 11 institutions, all of which have received HHMI funding.
Smith Names Susan Fliss Dean of Libraries President McCartney: ‘We Must Do More’ Documenting History of Domestic Workers
Susan Fliss—an accomplished librarian with more than two decades of leadership at Mount Holyoke, Dartmouth and Harvard—has been named Smith's dean of libraries. "I'm honored to be joining Smith College and the libraries in support of women's education," Fliss said. Her appointment is effective September 1. In a message to the campus, President Kathleen McCartney reflected on recent acts of violence around the world and asked the Smith community to consider the role higher education can play in addressing violence, especially when it is associated with identity-based discrimination. “Social justice has been an important part of the fabric of Smith,” she wrote. “We must do more.”   Through Smith’s Steinem Initiative, which makes the college’s academic resources more accessible to social justice organizations, students have created a digital timeline for the Boston-based Matahari Women’s Workers’ Center, documenting the important role domestic workers played in key moments in U.S. history.  
New SCMA Exhibition Shows Landscapes, Real and Imagined
“The Lay of the Land,” a new exhibition at the Smith College Museum of Art, offers diverse perspectives on contemporary landscapes in natural, altered and re-imagined forms.
Visiting Pianist Places Second in Distinguished Competition
Henry Kramer, Iva Dee Hiatt Visiting Artist in Piano and Lecturer in Music at Smith, was one of just 76 pianists from around the world chosen to compete in the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium. He placed second in the prestigious competition.
Paige Christie ’15 Breaks World Record
Paige Christie '15 has set a world record as the youngest person to swim 120 miles of the Hudson River. Christie completed the 8 Bridges marathon, held from June 26 to July 3, with an average distance of 17 miles between eight Hudson River bridges. Christie is no stranger to the water. In 2014, she swam across the English Channel.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION ONLINE: Prof. Kate Queeney: Combatting sexual harassment doesn’t make one a vigilante
LOWELL SUN: 10 questions with Fulbright Scholar Jane Weinstock ’16
FINANCIAL TIMES: Mitsuru Claire Chino ’88 named to Global General Counsel 30
HUFFINGTON POST: Gwen Young ’91: The White House of the future is filled with women
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