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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.

Ahlenne Abreu ’22: Goldwater Scholar

Ahlenne Abreu ’22 was recently awarded a prestigious Goldwater scholarship for her work in biochemistry. Here, she reflects on her path to STEM fields and her hopes for the future.

Prof. Jamie Macbeth: The Potential of AI

Jamie Macbeth, assistant professor of computer science, is studying how artificial intelligence can be used to improve decision-making.

Rosie Poku ’22: Building a ‘House of Research’

Rosie Poku ’22, a Smith Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, views scholarly research as a chance to “fill in gaps” in the fields of comparative literature and Africana studies. Here, Poku shares her experience presenting a paper on Black literary movements at a recent national conference.

‘Activism in Practice’: Yanna Lambrinidou ’89

Yanna Lambrinidou ’89—this year’s Lakes Writer-in-Residence at Smith—believes that activism, teaching, and learning are related endeavors that one cannot, and should not, accomplish alone.

‘The Power to Change the Canon’

Naomi Miller, professor of English language and literature and of the study of women and gender, shares insights from her novel on early modern women authors.