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.
This year's All-Employee picnic Wednesday, May 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Chapin Lawn, will feature hoola-hooping, golf and delicious picnic food. Attendees can also bring household items to donate to Safe Passage, a local domestic violence shelter and counseling center.
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.
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.
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.
Seven retiring Smith faculty members were honored at a reception earlier this month for more than 176 combined years of service to the college.
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.