Notes from Paradise
Smith Faculty Excel in Number of NSF Grants
Eight Smith faculty members, including associate professor Michael Barresi, have received National Science Foundation CAREER awards since the grants program was established in 1995. Find out which two Smith faculty members are this year's honorees.
Smith’s New Executive Chef Dishes on Dining Twenty-Six Seconds of Film that Shook the World Leading the New African American History Museum
Smith’s first executive chef, Dino Giordano, will be a key member of Dining Services as it expands efforts to provide more sustainable, healthy food. Giordano, who studied at the French Culinary Institute in New York City, talks about the future of Smith cuisine. Joyce Carol Oates calls Alexandra Zapruder ’91’s new book, Twenty-six Seconds, a "moving and enlightening" memoir. The book explores the questions surrounding the "Zapruder film," the famous home-movie footage of the Kennedy assassination made by Zapruder's grandfather, Abraham. In an interview on NPR's All Things Considered, Beverly Morgan-Welch '74, associate director for the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, discusses the museum's incredible popularity. Morgan-Welch will speak on campus in Weinstein Auditorium on Friday, Dec. 9, at 1:10 p.m.
Neilson Designer Maya Lin Receives Medal of Freedom
Acclaimed designer Maya Lin, who is currently redesigning Neilson Library, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. The president stated that this year's recipients “have helped push America forward, inspiring millions of people around the world along the way.”
Campus Steps Up For Innovation Challenge
Leadership-development training, a multiday performance and a social justice mediation institute are among 11 projects being funded this year through a new Innovation Challenge initiated by President Kathleen McCartney to support research, teaching and learning around issues of inclusion, diversity and equity. Successful proposals, all of which align with the college's new strategic plan, were selected by a group of students, staff and faculty.
‘Global Impressions’ Seeks Essays From Alumnae Overseas
The Smith College student-run journal Global Impressions is soliciting short essays from alumnae who live abroad for a special issue on the U.S. presidential election. How did people in your part of the world react to the outcome? What questions are they asking? Has the election changed perceptions of the United States? The deadline for submissions is Jan. 23, 2017.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: Labor peace helps bolster baseball’s bottom line
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Prof. Daniel Gardner: Climate change denial cedes leadership to China
APS OBSERVER: Pres. Kathleen McCartney: Women’s colleges and the STEM gender gap
DAWN: Sarah Belal ’01 wins Franco-Germany human rights prize
CHRISTIAN CENTURY: Prof. Carol Zaleski: I and thou and ze?
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