Art exhibits, music competition awards and groundbreaking scientific research are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.
As the first in their families to finish college, first-generation alumnae know what it's like to push open the doors to wider opportunities. The Summer 2016 Smith Alumnae Quarterly explores their experiences—as well as offering profiles of Texas poet laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero AC '08 and Mars researcher Nina Lanza '01.
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.
The college's first MOOC features the work of a group of Smith students who began creating materials for the online course last year while enrolled in professor Lauren Duncan's Psychology of Political Activism seminar. Duncan says Smith's is the first known MOOC to rely heavily on student-created content.
The Smith College Board of Trustees welcomed six new members who will begin their governance duties July 1. The new members—four of whom are Smith alumnae—represent fields including business entrepreneurship, philanthropy, law and architecture.
Abbie Goldberg, director of clinical training at Clark University, kicks off this year's Smith School for Social Work Public Lecture Series with a talk on adoptive families headed by diverse couples, Monday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Weinstein Auditorium.