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Summer Construction Projects on Campus

‘Tis the season for summer construction, including repaving and infrastructure work along and near upper College Lane. Read on to find out more about work planned on campus for June and July.

Thrower Katy McClellan '19 Headed to National Track Championship in Iowa

Katy McClellan '19, a member of the college's track and field team, will compete this weekend in the javelin event at the 2016 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Iowa. McClellan is the first Smithie to qualify for the nationals since 2012.
How have students, faculty and staff reimagined Neilson Library? What have we learned about how visitors use the library? Information on the planning process, work done by students in class assignments, documents and reports are available at the Future of the Libraries site.

Prof. Williams Awarded Prestigious NSF CAREER Award for Research on Atomic Beryllium

Assistant Professor of Physics Will Williams is the recipient of a highly competitive National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for his research exploring the tiniest building blocks of the universe: atoms.

Campus Building Alterations to Begin This Month to Allow for Renovation of Neilson Library

As part of the Neilson Library renovation project, a series of alterations to campus buildings will begin later this month and unfold over the course of the next year to allow for the summer 2017 relocation of all occupants and activities in Neilson and Alumnae Gym.

People News

Coveted science scholarships, entrepreneurial awards and teaching honors are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.

Student and Faculty Member's Study of Rare Frog Behavior Is Cover of National Journal

In addition to the excitement of graduating from Smith, Rebecca Taylor '16 has learned that a study she wrote with a faculty member has been published in the official journal of the National Academy of Sciences. The study of rare Bornean rock frogs—which Taylor co-authored with Lisa Mangiamele, assistant professor of biological sciences—is the cover of the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 

Smith Appoints HarvardX Executive Director as Chief Information Officer

Smith College President Kathleen McCartney has announced that Samantha S. Earp, executive director of HarvardX, has been named as Smith’s Chief Information Officer effective September 1.

'Every Gift Matters': Women for the World Campaign Surpasses $400 Million

The college's Women for the World campaign to support scholarship aid and reimagining the liberal arts has surpassed the $400 million mark on the way to a $450 million goal. Colette Gandelot '91, one of 36,000 contributors, says supporting her alma mater is important because of what Smith has done for her.

Inspiring Hope: Smith Senior Wins Davis Prize for Project in Pakistan

Smith senior Ayesha Sadaf Khan's idea for a women's handicraft enterprise in Pakistan is one of 97 proposals by undergraduates selected for 2016 Davis Projects for Peace awards. Khan says her idea for Nafisa Ghar (Precious House), was inspired in part by seeing the films of Smith alumna and fellow Pakistani Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02.