Notes from Paradise
Sizable Crowds Cheer on Alumnae Chorus in Cuba
Enthusiastic audiences greeted the Smith College Alumnae Chorus when they toured Cuba last month, performing in Havana and Matanzas. Music critic Enriquito Nuñez Rodríguez wrote in On Cuba that the chorus “sounded like a well-tuned, taut and subtle instrument."
Smith Study Abroad: Experiencing Today’s China Young Women Entrepreneurs on the Rise Alumna Filmmaker Profiles Pakistani Olympians
Christina Bai ’16's parents immigrated to the United States from China before she was born, and she wanted to use study away at Smith to experience the China of today. Her story is part of a series of student profiles illustrating the many ways study away experiences transform lives.
Innovation scholar Barbara Hou ’03 talks to Huffington Post about how young women, including those at Smith, are helping to fuel a rise in entrepreneurship among college students. Hou is founder and former director of the Asian Women's Leadership University Project, Inc.
In a series of short films, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02 documents the stories of the women who are representing Pakistan at the Olympics in Rio, including 21-year-old Minhal Sohail, who is the first Pakistani woman to qualify for the 10 Metre Air Rifle Category.  
SSW to Award 134 Degrees
The Smith College School for Social Work will award 121 master’s degrees and 13 doctorates on Friday, Aug. 19, at 4 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall. CarmenLeah Ascencio, who works with survivors of violence and queer and trans people of color, is this year’s commencement speaker.
SCMA Exhibition Documents AIDS Epidemic
A new exhibition of prints and books about the AIDS epidemic opened Friday, Aug. 12, at the Smith College Museum of Art. Eric Avery: AIDS WORK features works by Avery, a psychiatrist, artist and activist who was at the center of the AIDS crisis.
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
THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist — Why Boston declined the Olympics
NPR: What new college students are reading
WASHINGTON POST : Prof. Kim Yi Dionne and Sarah Agatoni ’17 — Illuminating life in Ethiopia
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