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Celebrating Collaboration

Smith College’s annual showcase of student research and performance highlights students’ intellectual achievements and their collaborative efforts with faculty in a variety of departmental, program and interdisciplinary projects. It is a celebration of liberal arts education.

The 2009 event featured the work of 257 students who participated in 153 presentations, with the guidance of 104 faculty members. Students participated in individual talks, panels, poster sessions, exhibits and performances, in the areas of science and technology, performing arts, and social, cultural and literary studies.

American Studies, American Studies Diploma Program, Art, Astronomy

Biological Sciences


Classical Languages & Literatures, Comparative Literature, Computer

Dance, Economics,
Education & Child Study


English Language &
Literature, Film Studies,
First Year Seminar, French Studies


German Studies,
Government, History, Internships, Italian
Language & Literature

Kahn Institute, Landscape Studies, Mathematics & Statistics, Music



Smithipedia, Sociology, Spanish Language &
Literature, Study of Women & Gender


Natanya Apfelbaum '09, Meleta Buckstaff '09, Lila Dodge '09, Cyndall Ellis '09, Katie Green '09, Mayra Hernandez '09, Leia Hickman '09, Elana Silverman '09 and Christa Whitney '09
A Presentation of Dance by the Smith College Senior Dance Majors and Minors
dance performance deriving from senior seminar with Susan Waltner, professor of dance

Lila Dodge '09
Site-Specific Dance: The Place It Takes
presentation and dance performance deriving from thesis with Susan Waltner, professor of dance, and Rodger Blum, professor of dance


Annie Rosen '09 and Kaden Fund '09
Adaptive Reuse and Sustainability in Northampton
paper presentation deriving from special studies with Tom Riddell, dean of the first-year class, associate dean of the college and professor of economics

Education and Child Study

Carmen Toledanao Garrido GR
Adult ESL Case Study: Discovering Voices in the Class
PowerPoint presentation deriving from thesis with Rosetta Cohen, professor of education and child study and interim director of the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute

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