Applicants for the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship describe an arduous process, but find that the hard work pays off, making Smith’s success rate the highest in the nation. Of this year's 27 Fulbright finalists, 15 Smith students have been named Fulbright Fellows.
Letters, photographs, handmade books and other items from Smith's Virginia Woolf collections were recently packed into a specially made crate and flown off to be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The gallery's "Virginia Woolf Art, Life and Vision" exhibition runs through October.
The new dean of Smith's School for Social Work joined a panel of graduates in a July 14 presentation celebrating the school's 20-year commitment to fighting racism and exploring the work that Smith-trained social workers are doing to promote social justice through service to clients.
Visiting lecturer Caroline Aragon and students in her Art and Ecology class collaborated with an after-school group of sixth- to eighth-graders from the William R. Peck School in Holyoke. Their goal was to create art and inspire the public to visit the New England National Scenic Trail and local parks.
This summer, first–year students will read Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by social psychologist Claude Steele, as part of the college’s 15-year-old summer reading program. Steele will visit campus on August 30 to deliver a lecture at 7 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall.