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Fall 2013, Conference Center - Lower Level, Noon - 1:00 p.m.


Spring 2014 Preliminary Schedule is available HERE.


September 12

Reflections and Transitions
Marilyn R. Schuster, Provost & Dean of the Faculty, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities
Links: Transcript and Powerpoint

September 19

Research and Teaching From A Growth-Mindset Perspective
Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

*This event takes place in the Campus Center Carroll Room and is co-sponsored by the Wurtele Center for Work & Life, the Sherrerd Center for Teaching & Learning, the Smith College Campus School and Center for Early Childhood Education, and the Departments of Education & Child Study and Psychology. Dweck will discuss key findings from research on students' mindsets, new findings on growth-mindset interventions, new work on women's achievement, and the implications of the research for teaching college students.

September 26

Mountain Day! (no Liberal Arts Luncheon today)

October 3

Triumphs and Challenges in HIV/AIDS Public Health Policy: My 'study abroad' in Botswana
Christine White-Ziegler, Biological Sciences

October 10

Religion and Globalization
Karl Donfried, Emeritus, Religion

October 17

Specialization is for Insects: A hydrologist's evolution and the role of CEEDS
Andrew Guswa, Engineering & Director, Center for the Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability (CEEDS)

October 24

No Liberal Arts Luncheon today

October 31

Global Studies and Integrative Learning: report back from the American Association of Colleges and Universities' 2013 Annual Meeting
Gregory White, Government and Rebecca Hovey, Dean for International Study - Directors of the Lewis Global Studies Center

November 7

Uncovering Women's Work for Equality Across the 20th Century: new resources in the Sophia Smith Collection
Maida Goodwin, Sophia Smith Collection

November 14

Smith Outcomes: Voices from the Alumnae Survey
Cate Rowen, Institutional Research

November 21

Life That Survived a Frozen Earth: new evidence from 720 million year-old rocks of southern Africa
Sara Pruss, Geosciences

November 28

Thanksgiving Break (no presentation)

December 5

The Nexus of Community and Academic Work: The status of students' community engagement at Smith
Lucy Mule, Education & Child Study

Presentations sponsored by the Committee on Academic Priorities

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