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Remembering Jill Ker Conway

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Smith alumnae, faculty, staff and friends filled Helen Hills Hills Chapel on October 18 to celebrate the life of Jill Ker Conway, Smith’s seventh president. An acclaimed scholar and author who was the first woman to lead Smith, Conway died on June 1 at her home in Boston. She was 83.

D-L Stewart to Keynote Otelia Cromwell Day

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Scholar and activist D-L Stewart will deliver the keynote address at this year’s celebration of Otelia Cromwell Day at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in John M. Greene Hall. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Healing and Resistance Through Community.”

Classroom Exemplars: The 2018 Sherrerd Teaching Prize Winners

Meet the recipients of the Kathleen Compton Sherrerd ’54 and John F. Sherrerd Prizes for Distinguished Teaching: David Gorin, associate professor of chemistry; Suk Massey, lecturer in East Asian languages and literature; and Tina Wildhagen, associate professor of sociology and dean of the junior class. Smith community members are invited to celebrate the 2018 award recipients at a ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Carroll Room.

People News

National research awards, world rowing championships and new publications are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.

Leading the Way: Modeling Carbon Pricing

When Breanna Parker ’18 began working on a strategy to help Smith reduce its carbon footprint, she didn’t expect her research to become a national model. But that’s just what happened with a carbon-pricing tool that Parker helped create for the college during her senior year that is now part of a toolkit being distributed by the national Carbon Pricing in Higher Education Working Group.

Presidential Colloquium Examines America’s Gun Violence Epidemic

Pam Bosley and Stasha Rhodes—leading voices in the movement to prevent gun violence—will deliver a Presidential Colloquium on “America’s Gun Violence Epidemic” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, in the Campus Center Carroll Room at Smith College. The event is open to the public at no charge.

Freeman A. Hrabowski: 'Promoting Access and Diversity in STEM'

Freeman A. Hrabowski—president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a leader in science and math education—will deliver a Presidential Colloquium on “Promoting Access and Diversity in STEM Education” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in the Campus Center Carroll Room at Smith College. The event is open to the public at no charge.

'Smith Votes' Initiative Aims to Boost Student Voter Registration

In the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, during her first semester at Smith, Amelia Windorski ’20 says many of her friends wanted to vote, but didn’t know how to register or cast absentee ballots. This semester, Windorski is helping to launch Smith Votes, a new initiative aimed at increasing the number of students who are registered to vote, are informed about candidates and issues, and are actively voting.