Film and media studies students from around the world will gather at Smith for a two-day conference beginning Friday, April 24. Scholarly panels on topics ranging from documentaries to queer media will be open to the public as Smith hosts the third annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies Undergraduate Conference in the Campus Center and Seelye Hall.
Fostering Learning, Inspiring Achievement: Three Faculty Members Chosen for 2015 Sherrerd Teaching Awards
A classics scholar, an expert in the history of life on earth, and a champion of classroom innovation have been selected as recipients of the 2015 Sherrerd Prizes for Distinguished Teaching at Smith. Find out more about the faculty members who are being honored for inspiring students and fostering learning through exceptional teaching.
A $10 million gift from an anonymous donor from the Class of 1986—among the largest ever to a women's college—will be used to support endowed scholarships and "shape the lives of generations of Smith women to come," says President Kathleen McCartney.
For the first time, guests attending a Smith Commencement will be able to hear the ceremony in Spanish or Mandarin—two languages requested by this year's graduating class for the pilot program.
Kristin Hughes, a graduate of Smith’s master of science in exercise and sports studies program and an experienced administrator and coach, is the college's new director of athletics and recreation effective July 1.
The Working Group on Campus Discourse is hosting a talk by author, professor and activist Jennifer Finney Boylan on Thursday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall. Janet Maslin of The New York Times called Boylan's memoir, She’s Not There, “the Running with Scissors of sex-change stories.”
Acclaimed Designer Maya Lin and National Design Firm Shepley Bulfinch Chosen to Redesign Neilson Library
Maya Lin—whose balance between art and architecture is evident in her very first project, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and throughout her three-decade career—and the national design firm Shepley Bulfinch have been selected to partner on the re-imagining and redesign of Smith College’s Neilson Library.