Notes from Paradise
Maya Lin to Unveil Designs for the New Neilson
On Oct. 14, in Sage Hall, members of the Smith community will have their first opportunity to view designs of the new Neilson Library, as renowned designer Maya Lin unveils drawings of a redesigned library. The goal, said President Kathleen McCartney, was to create a library that is "innovative, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sustainable."
New Dean of Libraries Welcomes Innovation An Homage to Women Rock Pioneers Reconsidering the Use of Self-Proclaimed Pronouns
Academic libraries are evolving quickly, and Susan Fliss understands the need to keep pace. As Smith’s new dean of libraries, she wants to create an environment that encourages innovation and the exploration of new ideas that will benefit the entire community. Learn more about Fliss and how she views her role. Tanya Pearson AC ’16 was disheartened by the dearth of information about women in rock music, so as part of her archives concentration she created the first-of-its-kind Women of Rock Oral History Project. The project, part of the Sophia Smith Collection, earned Pearson a $25,000 Helen Gurley Brown Magic Grant.
"Divulging one’s gender through an announcement of pronouns at best contradicts the reality that our gender may be ambiguous, and at worst forces students to reveal a potentially vulnerable part of themselves," writes Elizabeth Reis '80, professor of gender studies at the City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College, in an essay for The New York Times.  
Join Our Movement: Give to Women for the World Today
With three months to go before the culmination of Smith’s Women for the World campaign, alumnae, parents and friends of the college have contributed a remarkable $430 million toward our $450 million goal. Now is the time to participate in this historic effort to prepare women for leadership by reimagining the liberal arts for the 21st century. Please make your gift today to ensure that we reach our goal by December 31.
‘NY Times’ Food Writer in Julia Child ’34’s Provence Kitchen

New York Times food writer Julia Moskin recounts her week living and cooking in La Pitchoune, the house in Provence that Julia Child ’34 and her husband, Paul, built in 1965 and lived in until 1992. Moskin writes, "When I hefted the rolling pin in my hand, I finally felt it: a thread of energy, a thrill of recognition. I knew I was standing in Julia Child’s kitchen."

Learn More: SSW Five College Circle of Scholars Program
The Five College Circle of Scholars program is open to current students and graduates of the five colleges interested in applying to the Smith College School for Social Work MSW program in clinical social work. Applicants qualify for unique benefits, including an application fee waiver and priority in SSW grant-funded financial aid. Attend an informational lunch at Smith (10/6), Mount Holyoke (10/12), or UMass (10/26).
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
INHABITAT: Smith leads among most impressive ‘living buildings’
BOSTON GLOBE: Smith president Kathleen McCartney is speaker at Wellesley inauguration
TOWN AND COUNTRY MAGAZINE: Smith among colleges with best housing
THE COURIER-JOURNAL: Spalding U. soars under leadership of Tori Murden McClure ’85
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