Notes from Paradise
Smith Names New Director of Botanic Garden
Plant scientist Tim Johnson has been chosen to lead the Smith College Botanic Garden. Johnson is currently head of preservation at Seed Savers Exchange, an international nonprofit that works to conserve, share and promote heirloom seeds and plants. He will start at Smith in June.
Recent Alumnae Set Their Dreams Into Motion Morgan Schwartz ’18 Earns Goldwater Scholarship 2017 Sherrerd Teaching Prize Winners Announced
Amber Scott ’07 is helping first-generation prospective college students prepare for the rigors of higher education through her Atlanta-based program, Leap Year. Find out more about Scott and how other recent alumnae are turning their dreams into reality in the latest Smith Alumnae Quarterly. Morgan Schwartz ’18 is one of just 240 college students in the United States to receive the Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s most prestigious undergraduate STEM scholarship. "I’m at the point in my scholarship where ... I’m starting to have my own ideas and my own vision of where I want my work to go,” Schwartz says. Congratulations to this year's recipients of the Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching: Ginetta Candelario ’90, professor of sociology and Latin American Latino/a studies (above); Mark Brandriss, senior lecturer in geosciences; and Laura A. Katz, Elsie Damon Simonds Professor of Biological Sciences.
Smith Wins Big at Five College Data Fest
Smith won three of the six awards distributed at the annual Five College Data Fest last weekend. DataFest is a nationally coordinated undergraduate competition in which teams of up to five students work over a weekend to extract insight from a rich and complex data set.
Laverne Cox Will Speak On Campus April 17
Laverne Cox, the Emmy Award–winning actress perhaps best known for her role in Orange Is the New Black, will speak at John M. Greene Hall on Monday, April 17, at 7 p.m. This talk was originally planned for March 8, but was rescheduled. People who had EventBrite tickets for the March 8 event have already been issued refunds and will need to purchase another ticket in order to attend this event.
Register for Reunion 2017 Today
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!
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
THE NEW YORKER: Book Review: ‘Word by Word’ by Kory Stamper ’96
TORONTO METRO: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: It rarely pays to play when sports teams call for cash
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: The allure of Wrigley Field
DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE: Smith College exhibit shows what ancient ruins reveal about garden medicine
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