In helping to choose a book for this year’s Smith Reads program for students new to Smith, Tanimola Somolu ’20 said she was hoping to find “one that would be most relevant to the times.” After much discussion, Somolu—one of three students on the book selection committee—said the group chose a novel that met that goal: Cristina Henríquez’ The Book of Unknown Americans.
Drone research projects, prestigious mathematics awards and international art exhibitions are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.
The Smith School for Social Work held a first-of-its-kind conference last month on creating community for refugees and immigrants. The daylong gathering—supported by one of President Kathleen McCartney's Innovation Challenge grants—drew participants from health care, law enforcement, education, employment and other fields.
The Smith College School for Social Work is hosting its annual free public lecture series, offering lively talks in Weinstein Auditorium on cutting-edge issues in social work to students, alumnae, professionals and members of the public. The series begins Sunday, June 4, with a talk at 4:15 p.m. by songwriter and mental health advocate Meg Hutchinson.