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Message to Faculty from College Marshal:
Opening Convocation, September 5, 2018

Opening Convocation takes place on Wednesday, September 5, at 7:00 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall. I hope you will attend as we welcome new and returning members of the student body and the faculty at this traditionally exuberant ceremony. Faculty members, in academic robes, will assemble backstage in John M. Greene Hall between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. Please remember to wear your Charis Medal if you have one. If you need to rent regalia, contact the Smith College Bookstore (ext. 4140) before Friday, August 17. If you plan to participate, click here to complete and submit the reply form as soon as possible. Please respond by August 29 if you plan to attend. ~ Joe McVeigh, College Marshal


Faculty News

Shannon Audley, assistant professor of education and child study, published an essay, “Partners as Scaffolds: Teaching in the Zone of Proximal Development,” in a recent special issue of Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education.

Velma García-Gorena '79, professor of government explores [video] the history of the existing U.S. southern border wall. 


Laura Kalba, associate professor of art, has been awarded a $95,000 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for a research project, “Currencies: Symbolism and Signification in the Golden Age of Finance Capital.


Mehammed Mack, associate professor of French studies, recently published Sexagon: Muslims, France and the Sexualization of National Culture (Fordham University Press). 


Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences, has been awarded a $70,000 grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for “Testing Links Between Marine Anoxia and Mercury Environments During the Late Cambrian SPICE Event.”