Obstetrician Deborah Driscoll '77 is on the cutting edge of genetic research as head of a new $10 million March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania—among other accomplishments. In the latest Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Driscoll describes her path in a field she couldn't have predicted would be on the cusp of revolutionary advances when she launched her career.
A new mobile app is designed to make information about the start of the year at Smith more accessible to students and families. The Smith College app for the First Year Experience—which went live last week—can either be downloaded to a mobile smartphone or accessed via computer.
Which woman should be featured on the new $10 bill? United States Treasurer Rosie Rios consulted a "cabinet" of Smith students, faculty and administrators on that topic earlier this week as part of an official listening tour.
The Grécourt Gates have taken a few months off for restoration to their historic standards. We hear they have been spotted all over the globe before their return to campus in October, and we're seeking help in finding them via social media. Read on to find out how to join in the search.
Geri Mariano '89 has spent a lifetime overcoming obstacles she has faced as a result of being born with diastrophic dysplasia, a skeletal disorder that requires her to wear prosthetic legs. As a story in the summer Smith Alumnae Quarterly shows, Mariano has turned her disability into a mission to impart, via numerous speaking engagements, the message that underneath our physical differences, we're all the same.
Smith is playing a leading role in a national conversation on strategies for increasing diversity in STEM. President Kathleen McCartney and professor Patricia DiBartolo, faculty director of the sciences, are part of the first White House Council on Women and Girls' gathering on STEM education.
Some 240 acres of patchwork forest and field are the setting for Smith's Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station in Whately. Scientific inquiry flourishes there, and rich stories emerge about professors and students who spend time researching the beautiful ecosystems and four centuries of recorded history of the land. The latest issue of Insight offers a visually striking package of reporting on the vibrant research underway at MacLeish.