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Announcing the 2019 Sherrerd Teaching Prizes

The annual Kathleeen Compton Sherrerd ’54 and John F. Sherrerd Prizes for Distinguished Teaching were established in 2002 to recognize sustained and distinguished teaching by long-time faculty members, as well as encourage younger faculty members whose demonstrated enthusiasm and excellence influences students and colleagues. The three Smith faculty members chosen for this year’s Sherrerd Awards share what one nominator called a “contagious passion” for teaching and learning - read more about this year's prize winners.

2019 Commencement Weekend Marching Registration for Members of the Faculty & Emeriti

Commencement weekend is rapidly approaching. If you plan to participate in either event, please complete the online registration form. It’s important that we have the correct number of participants for planning purposes. If you need to order regalia, you may do so through the Smith College Bookstore (x4140). Please order as soon as possible; the deadline is April 19. The Ivy Day Awards Convocation: Saturday, May 18, 9:30 a.m. Faculty, in academic regalia, assemble at Wilson House at 9:15 a.m. and proceed to the reviewing stage for the Alumnae Parade. There is no academic procession. Refreshments will be available inside Gardiner House dining room before the parade. In the case of rain, you may go directly to the reviewing stage in the ITT. Commencement: Sunday, May 19, 10:00 a.m. Faculty, again in regalia, assemble in the King/Scales courtyard at 9:15 a.m. for the academic procession. In case of rain, assemble in Ainsworth 151, glass door entrance. We look forward to having you with us for both events to celebrate our students’ many accomplishments. ~ Joe McVeigh, College Marshal

Faculty News

Kristen Dorsey: Origami and Engineering - NSF CAREER Grant Award winner Assistant Professor of Engineering Kristen Dorsey is using the art of origami paper folding to advance the science of mechanical design...

Sociology professor Nancy Whittier talks about her ongoing research on social movements and social change, sexual violence and sexuality—all issues that have defined her scholarly studies for more than 30 years.


New Members of the Smith Teaching Community

The following individuals joined the Smith College community in 2018.