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April 13, 2006

Event to Showcase Scholarly Collaborations Among Smith College Students and Faculty

NORTHAMPTON—In the course of a single day, on Saturday, April 22, the breadth of academic scholarship at Smith College will be showcased and honored during a celebration of research between students and faculty members.

The fifth annual “Celebrating Collaborations: Students and Faculty Working Together” will feature presentations and performances by 170 Smith students during four concurrent sessions in various campus venues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a schedule, consult

The presentations, which are free and open to the public, will span several disciplines, including economics, psychology, art, music, sociology, history and literature. They represent senior theses, independent study and research projects completed with the assistance of more than 80 faculty members.

While some of the presentation titles, particularly those in science and technology, reflect highly technical subject matter, others have a political or cultural focus.

Examples include:

• “Children’s Views of the ’04 Presidential Election: Young Democrats’ Sensitivity to ‘Dump Bush’ Sentiment” by sophomores Courtney Fields and Rosamund Cogswell

• “What Your Physician Should Know About Statistics (But Perhaps Doesn’t)” by senior Suzanne Switzer

• “An Economic Analysis of Mafia-Run Loan Sharking” by senior Jill Abromowitz

• “Brazilian Hip Hop: Y’All Betta Recognize!” by senior Amanda Runnels

• “Documenting the Final Days of the Northampton State Hospital” by first-year students Anne Rosen and Kari Fund

• “The American Dream and the Welfare State” by senior Nashat Farhana Moin

• “Political Change Through Alternative Forms of Storytelling” by senior In Koo Kang

“These sessions are a mere sampling of the exciting student-faculty collaborations that unfold on our campus every day,” said Debora Cottrell, associate dean of the faculty who oversees coordination of the event. “This is a celebration of liberal arts education and all that is embodied by that.”

Smith College is consistently ranked among the nation’s foremost liberal arts colleges. Enrolling 2,800 students from every state and 60 other countries, Smith is the largest undergraduate women’s college in the country.

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