Ruth Haas, Achilles Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, is responsible for mentoring a significant proportion of the nation's emerging women mathematicians. Haas, who co-founded Smith's Center for Women in Mathematics, has been awarded a Humphreys Prize by the Association for Women in Mathematics. She says it's "lovely" to receive an award named for an alumna (Gweneth Humphreys '33).
The college's annual Julia Child Day celebration is meant to capture the indomitable spirit of the famous Smithie, chef, author and TV personality—as well as her love of French cuisine. This year's event on Thursday, Nov. 20, will feature special meals in the Campus Center Café and campus dining locations in honor of Julia Child '34. Find out which of her dishes will be on the menu and where on campus you can enjoy them.
A regular sampling of recent accomplishments of Smith faculty, staff, students and alumnae in fields ranging from vaccine science to marketing. Read about grants, conference presentations, career promotions and more.
On the surface, composer and assistant music professor Kate Soper’s new opera, Here Be Sirens, seeks to merely unlock the mystery of the siren myth. But Soper's work also explores enduring, complicated questions that go far beyond mythology. For those who haven't yet heard Soper's music, this story in the latest issue of Insight will be inspiration to seek out her work.
The International Food Festival hosted on campus November 3 by the Office for International Students and Scholars and the International Students Organization, got us thinking: What dishes bring the holidays to mind for you? We're issuing a call for answers to that question. Read on to find out how to submit your recipe.
Dragons are the theme of this year's Fall Chrysanthemum Show, which opens Saturday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. in Lyman Conservatory. That seems fitting, given the popular flowering plant's origins in China in the 15th century B.C.E. For more floral fun facts, see our own 2014 Mum Show Index.
"The Life and Legacy of Otelia Cromwell," a new video about Smith's first African American graduate, is part of the college's 25th annual celebration in her honor. Opening ceremonies for Otelia Cromwell Day are at 1 p.m. Nov. 6. in Sweeney Concert Hall. The day continues with workshops, discussions and cultural events about race and diversity.