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Transformative Education: A Conversation with SSW Dean Marianne Yoshioka

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In the 100 years since the Smith College School for Social Work was founded to train women to treat combat veterans of World War I, much has changed about the program. Yet a guiding principle remains, says Marianne Yoshioka, dean of the school: the “commitment to the depth of education” needed to prepare students as front-line clinical social workers and researchers.

A Passion for Research: Lara Brown '22

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Members of the class of 2022 bring strong academic records, leadership skills and a diversity of experiences to Smith. In the second in our series of profiles of incoming students, Lara Brown '22—a first-year STRIDE scholar—describes how she discovered her love for biology.

'Take Me to Your Library!'

"Take Me to Your Library!" That’s the theme for Smith Libraries this fall, a message that spotlights a virtual universe of library tools and services, including new digital resources, librarians on call—and books.

Activist Sonya Renee Taylor is SSW Commencement Speaker

Author and activist Sonya Renee Taylor—founder of the radical self-love organization The Body Is Not an Apology—is this year's Smith College School for Social Work Commencement speaker. The SSW will award 138 degrees at Commencement on Friday, Aug. 17, at 4 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall.

People News

Arts fellowships, scientific research grants and the Triple Crown of open water swimming are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.

Education Advocate: Cecilia Mendez 'AC

Even before members of the class of 2022 check in, pick up their room keys and collect their signature ivy plants, they have already made a mark as scholars, activists and entrepreneurs who bring a diversity of experiences to Smith. In the first of a series of profiles of new students, Ada Comstock Scholar Cecilia Mendez shares the story of why she chose to attend Smith, and what she’s looking forward to most about her first semester.

'A Place for Community': Xuan Truong '21 on Smith Reads

This year’s Smith Reads choice is We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. The author will be on campus for a presentation Monday, Sept. 3, at 3:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall. Here, Xuan Truong ’21—one of two student members of the book selection committee—shares her thoughts on the process.