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Applied Learning & Research

Ford Hall Lab

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.

Digging the Collections

The #DiggingTheCollections contest invited students to research a book, image, set of papers or another item of interest from Smith's remarkable Special Collections and post their findings on social media.

Overflowing Bathtubs and Leaky Boats

Physics professor Nathanael Fortune deftly explains forces of climate change to nonscientists.

People News November 2019

Data science awards, published essays and career promotions are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.

The Joy of Translation: Smith’s First Slam

Smith’s first Poetry Translation Slam, which will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Poetry Center, is described as having all the best characteristics of a classic poetry slam: it will be joyful, interactive—even a bit rowdy.

Viewing Failure as Part of Learning

From demonstrating handstands to sharing job rejection letters, Smith faculty members are finding creative ways to help students feel more confident about the challenges of learning.