Notes from Paradise
Smithies Introduce Middle-School Girls to Engineering
This year’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering event, organized by the Smith College Society of Women Engineers, drew the largest group of participants since the program began more than a decade ago in celebration of National Engineers Week.
Kory Stomper ’96 Dishes on the World of Words Smith Names First Curator of Contemporary Art Profcast: The Evolution of Ballet in Cuba
Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper ’96 is very much part of the vanguard of word-nerd celebrities. Read The New York Times story on Stamper, who is featured in Merriam-Webster’s “Ask the Editor” videos and is the author of the new book Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries. Emma Imbrie Chubb has been named the inaugural Charlotte Feng Ford ’83 Curator of Contemporary Art at the Smith College Museum of Art. Her appointment is effective July 10. Chubb is a Ph.D. candidate and Presidential Fellow in the Department of Art History at Northwestern University. Lester Tomé, assistant professor of dance, wants to shine a light on how ballet has become a truly international dance form. Focusing on Cuba as a case study, he says ballet is no longer an art form for just European and North American bodies, and he cites experiences of Cuban dancers “that go beyond the official histories.”
Only Three Days Left to Support #InclusiveSmith
The Smith Fund’s newest campaign, #InclusiveSmith, supports the intellectual development of talented and ambitious women from all backgrounds. With a goal of 1,000 gifts, we still need your help. In addition to a $10 match for every gift to #InclusiveSmith, there are many class-specific matching donation offers too—check to see if your class has one. Make Smith stronger by donating today. #InclusiveSmith ends March 31.
Faculty Members Approved for Tenure and Promotion
At their meeting earlier this month, the Smith College Board of Trustees approved tenure and promotion recommendations for 13 faculty members. President Kathleen McCartney congratulated the faculty members on their “well deserved promotions.”
Wellness Series Engages Identities
A new program at the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness offers workshops, panels, and community dinners to help students celebrate their unique identities.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
NEW YORK TIMES: Mary Maples Dunn, advocate of women’s colleges, dies at 85
THE JAPAN TIMES: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: The budgetary challenges of hosting the Olympics
ARTDAILY.ORG: Smith College names first-ever contemporary art curator
DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE: Prof. Steven Heydemann: Keeping the Syrian conflict in mind
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