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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

German Studies

Lyudmyla Kovalenko '09
Art and Artificiality: (Decadent?) Development of Protagonists in Works of E.T.A. Hoffmann and Thomas Mann
PowerPoint presentation deriving from thesis with Jocelyne Kolb, professor of German studies, and Joel Westerdale, assistant professor of German studies


Sarah Nichols '10
Reproductive Health in Kampala, Uganda: Services and Experiences
PowerPoint presentation deriving from internship work with Catharine Newbury, professor of government


Emma Bedford '09, Lynnea Domienik '09, Ellen Fitzgerald '09, Sarah Hunter HC, Katelyn Lucy '09, Erin Molloy '09, Allison Payne MHC, Alyssa Pluss '09, Emily Pratt '09, Anna Promey-Fallot '09J, Lori Satter GR Umass, Lisa Shulka '09, Christine Stine '09, Amber Tucker '09 and Claire Wilson '09
"It's All There in the Compost Pile": Reflections on an Activist Life
theatrical performance deriving from classwork with Kelly Anderson, lecturer in history


Anna Newman '09
The Devil is in the Details: Working on Metamorphoses
PowerPoint presentation deriving from Praxis internship with Thalia Pandiri, professor of classical languages and literatures and of comparative language and literature

Zehui Chen '10J
What Chinese Women Need to Navigate the Bamboo Ceiling
PowerPoint presentation deriving from work study research with Iris Marchaj, director of Smith Executive Education

Italian Language and Literature

Sasha Mann '09
Calvino, Pynchon, and Matrices of the Postmodern
paper presentation deriving from thesis with Anna Botta, professor of Italian language and literature and of comparative literature

Catherine Hatch '09
Coffee Culture
paper presentation deriving from special studies with Anna Botta, professor of Italian language and literature and of comparative literature

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