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Applied Learning & Research

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Smith’s wide array of innovative programs and centers, cross-disciplinary initiatives, and internship and service opportunities are designed to enrich the academic experience to help students further explore their passions in real-world pursuits.

News from the Grécourt Gate

The Grécourt Gate showcases the ideas, the people behind the ideas and the original contributions Smith is making to larger intellectual dialogues through the culture of research and the liberal arts at the college, where a vibrant community of scholars and students exhibit a love of discovery. Here are some recent features.

Botanical Inspiration: New Views of Sylvia Plath

A new exhibit at Lyman Plant House and Conservatory created by Professor Colin Hoag and his students, uses archival images and Plath's writing to shed new light on the celebrated alum's life and literary inspiration.

People News, September 2023

New publications, poetry readings and career promotions are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alums. Read about them in the latest People News column.


Sparking Interest in Science

Four summer research students in Assistant Professor Lesley-Ann Giddings lab offered science workshops in July for girls at a summer camp. Here's what they learned.

Using the Land and Language as Archives

Associate Professor Christen Mucher has received a Mellon Foundation fellowship to retrain in Earth science and Indigenous languages, with the goal of recovering “some of the histories and voices lost to colonialism."

The Global Dimensions of Africana Thought

An interview with Aaron Kamugisha the new Ruth J. Simmons Professor of Africana Studies.