Notes from Paradise
Leadership Centers Inspire Action
The unique programming at the Lewis Global Studies Center is what motivated Khulood Fahim ’19 to co-found a new student organization to support refugees. The college’s leadership centers, ranging from sustainability and the environment to community engagement, are inspiring other students to take similar actions.
Women for the World: Celebrating Success Carol Christ Named UC Berkeley Chancellor Presidential Colloquium: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Actress, playwright and social commentator Anna Deavere Smith offered a special performance as part of a March 4 campuswide celebration of the more than 37,000 donors who contributed to the college's Women for the World campaign. Highlights of the day included open houses across campus, a reception and dinner. Former Smith College president Carol T. Christ has been named the first woman chancellor of the University of California Berkeley. Janet Napolitano, UC president, made the announcement on March 13. Christ, who retired from Smith in 2013, has a long history with Berkeley. She began her career there as an assistant professor in 1970. Preeminent scholar and cultural critic Henry Louis Gates, Jr., will speak on “Black America Since MLK” on Monday, March 27, at 4:30 p.m. The event, which is part of Smith's Presidential Colloquium series, will take place in Weinstein Auditorium and is open to the public at no charge.
Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Nominations
Any member of the Smith community—students, faculty, staff, alumnae, trustees—may nominate an individual for an honorary degree and/or to serve as Commencement speaker. Learn about the selection process and make your nominations for 2018.
Reunion 2017 Registration Is Now Open
Calling all classes ending in 2's and 7's—this is your year! Celebrate the power of Smith College in your life and attend Reunion 2017. Laugh, share, reconnect and remember. Go to the Office of Alumnae Relations site today for all the latest information and links to register. Don't miss the best Smith party of the year!
Friends of Smith College Award
Alumnae are encouraged to join any Friends group and support the array of opportunities that distinguish a Smith education. The class with the highest percentage of members in any group this fiscal year will receive the Friends Reunion Award, presented on Ivy Day. Boost your class standing and help keep Smith strong—join a Friends group today.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
THE REPUBLICAN: Photos: Smith College bulb show gives sneak peek of Spring
NEW YORK TIMES : President Emerita Carol T. Christ named chancellor at UC Berkeley
LOS ANGELES TIMES : Former Smith College president will be UC Berkeley’s first female chancellor
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