Notes from Paradise
Smith Scores Big on Sustainability
Reusable dining ware, a new vending machine for reusable grab-and-go dining containers, more solar panels and locally sourced food are just some of the ways that Smith is living up to its commitment to sustainability across campus. Students, faculty and staff have all been involved in these initiatives, says Dano Weisbord, Smith’s director of sustainability.
The Best and the Brightest: Success After Smith Thelma Golden ’87: ‘Superstar of the Art World’ Fostering a Culture of Research and Innovation
Read Kathryn Stuart ’08's profiles of alumnae at the top of their game in media, business, marketing and finance. Among the alumnae featured is Sara Haines ’00, co-host of The View and a correspondent for ABC News, who says, “The four years spent at Smith are only the beginning. What the school does for you the moment you leave is a real value investment.” Thelma Golden ’87, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, has long been envied for her ability to build a racially diverse audience, staff, and board. This recent New York Times profile of Golden spotlights her visionary leadership, including spearheading the museum’s first major expansion. Even as first-years, Smith students can be involved in research projects in all disciplines, from the sciences to the humanities and the arts. At Smith, student research is a way of exploring what it means to be a scholar. Students have myriad opportunities to assist faculty with research endeavors or initiate their own projects.
SSW Five College Circle of Scholars Informational Lunches
The Five College Circle of Scholars program is open to 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 application fee waiver, consideration for merit scholarships, preference in the geographical location of your field internship, and priority in decision notification and SSW grant-funded financial aid. Attend an informational lunch at UMass (10/4), Smith (10/5), or Mount Holyoke (10/10).  
Celebrity Lexicographer Kory Stamper ’96 to Speak at Smith Oct. 5
This year's McGrath lecture, “In Humility, Knowledge: One Smithie's Journey into Our Wild, Lascivious Language,” features Kory Stamper '96, author of Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries. Stamper is a lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, where she writes, edits and appears in the "Ask the Editor" video series. She will speak on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 4:30 p.m., at the Alumnae House Conference Hall, with a book signing and reception to follow.  
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
GULF TIMES: Prof. Daniel Gardner: What China can teach America about clean air
NEW YORK TIMES: Lisa Lyneé Daniels ’12: ‘I teach in Houston. I’m worried for my students.’
WASHINGTON POST: At D.C.’s portrait gallery, the side of Sylvia Plath ’55 you didn’t know
YAHOO NEWS: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: How do sports stadiums benefit cities?
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