July is approaching fast, and picnic season has arrived. For Smith staff and faculty members, that means it's time for another mid-summer outdoor celebration also known as the All-Employee Picnic, on Tuesday, July 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Chapin Lawn and the Campus Center. In case you need motivation, read the Top 10 Reasons to Attend.
Counterculture, psychedelia, a new sound and a growing generation gap. Alongside the fast-changing culture of 1960s San Francisco appeared an artistic backdrop of posters that captured the disaffection of youth. The Museum of Art presents "Summer of Love," an exhibition of posters, with video and music from the era.
Designers of two Smith constructions recently received awards: Bruce Coldham, lead architect for the Bechtel Environmental Classroom, from the International Living Future Institute; and R. E. Dinneen Architects, designers of the Clark Science Center renovation, from the International Facility Management Association.
If you wander near King House this week, you might catch a few strains of Django Reinhardt, the immortal Gypsy jazz guitarist. Django in June, celebrating its 10th anniversary, hosts musicians from around the world June 17-23.
Since first visiting the Enriquillo Valley in southwestern Dominican Republic eight years ago and coming upon a series of fossilized rock mounds that yield clues about long-ago environmental conditions on Earth, Kelsey Winsor '07, now a doctoral candidate, continues to study the formations. Read more in Insight.
When Smith alumna Clara Taplin Rankin graduated in 1938, President William Neilson was on the verge of completing his 22-year tenure. This year, Rankin returned to campus for her 75-year reunion, on the eve of the retirement of another Smith president. View a video in which Rankin reminisces about her days at Smith.
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