A four-part campus lecture series beginning Monday, Oct. 20 will explore why women are still relatively scarce in science, technology, engineering and math fields—and the unique role that Smith can play in helping women build strong identities as scientists.
Olivier Blanchard, chief economist and director of research for the International Monetary Fund, will offer an insider’s view of the workings of the international organization on Friday, Oct. 17, at 4:15 p.m. in Weinstein Auditorium. Hosted by Smith’s Economics Department, Blanchard’s lecture will include a question-and-answer session.
Jill Ker Conway, a pioneer in education who became Smith's first woman president in 1975, celebrated her 80th birthday October 9. Among her many contributions was the creation of the Ada Comstock Scholars Program for non-traditional students. In Conway's honor, here are some memorable images from her tenure at Smith.
A regular sampling of recent accomplishments of Smith faculty, staff, students and alumnae in fields ranging from philosophy to human rights. Read about career honors, publications, grant awards and more.
Michael Howard, former vice president for finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will begin work in January as Smith's new vice president for finance and administration. Howard was appointed by President McCartney to succeed Ruth Constantine, who is retiring after serving in the post since 1991.
'A Warm Encounter': Sophomore Class and Ada Comstock Scholars Dean Says Success at Smith Goes Beyond Academics
In the second in a series of Gate interviews with new college administrators, Calvin McFadden, dean of the sophomore class and Ada Comstock Scholars, says Smith stands out for the support it provides to non-traditional students. His advice for thriving in college? Get involved in all aspects of life on campus.
In a talk on campus October 2, Orange Is the New Black author Piper Kerman '92 explored the differences and similarities between Smith and the federal prison where she served time in 1998 on drug charges—two "communities of women" that shaped her life. Since her memoir was published in 2011, Kerman has become an advocate for prison reform.