A partial drawdown of Paradise Pond scheduled to start Wednesday, July 6, is part of a two-year experiment that aims to move sediment downstream without expensive dredging operations that can disrupt the pond and Mill River ecosystems.
Grant awards, prestigious internships and the creation of a national monument are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.
A focus on real-world impact has been a feature of recent classroom partnerships between Smith students and Matahari, a Boston-based women workers' rights organization.
Efforts to draw more women to the sciences at Smith have had an impact: The proportion of Smithies majoring in a STEM field has grown to more than 43 percent of the student body. Prof. Patricia DiBartolo, faculty director of the sciences, talks about the college's successes in STEM learning over 25 years of funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Leon Fleisher. Mitsuko Uchida. Vladimir Ashkenazy. Over the past 60 years, these great pianists have all won the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium. Last month, Henry Kramer—the Iva Dee Hiatt Visiting Artist in Piano at Smith—placed second in the international contest.
Susan Fliss—an accomplished librarian with more than two decades of leadership at Mount Holyoke, Dartmouth and Harvard—has been named dean of libraries for Smith. Her appointment is effective September 1.