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.
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.
Charlotte Feng Ford—a prominent New York art collector and philanthropist, and a member of the board of directors at the New Museum and at The Kitchen—has made a $2.5 million gift to endow a curatorship of contemporary art at the Smith College Museum of Art.
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.