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Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute

The Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute supports collaborative research among Smith and Five College faculty, Smith students, and visiting scholars without regard to the traditional boundaries of departments, programs and academic divisions. Each year the institute supports long- and short-term projects that are proposed, planned and organized by members of the Smith College faculty.

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Kahn Student Fellows Open House

Wednesday, November 29, 5-6 p.m., Campus Center 103-104

Kahn Student Open House
 

Smith sophomores and juniors: learn about paid research positions in Kahn Institute yearlong projects, "Food" and "Refugees" in 2018-19.

Pizza and refreshments served. Read more...


Promoting Women Faculty Writing

Thursday-Friday, November 30-December 1

A short-term project supported by Meridians, the Kahn Institute and the Study of Women and Gender Project.

Thursday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Graham Auditorium, Hillyer Hall

"Women-Only Writing Spaces: Disrupting and Enhancing the Academy," a presentation by Elizabeth Sharp and Kristin Messuri, co-founders of the Women's Faculty Writing Program, Texas Tech University.

Friday, Dec. 1, 1 p.m., Mary Maples Dunn Room, Pierce Hall

Open Seminar: "Promoting Women Faculty Writing: The Case for Developing Institutionally Sanctioned Writing Communities"

All welcome.

Women Writing Spaces
 

Women-only faculty writing groups have the potential to increase research output, foster interdisciplinary collaboration, and promote productive and sustainable writing practices. Formalizing such groups in an institutional setting provides women faculty with protected writing time during which they prioritize research over the disproportionate service, mentoring, and other work that may slow or stall their promotion processes.

Lunch served. Read more...