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Trees that Teach: Taz Mueller '18 Creates Digital Portal About Campus Trees

Capturing all of the ways that trees contribute to daily life at Smith is a challenge. Taz Mueller '18 has taken up the charge by creating a digital portal that will be online this fall with detailed historical, biological and other information about important campus trees.

Being in Time: Prof. Ruth Ozeki’s Novel Is 2016 Summer Reading Choice

The imagined voice of a teenage girl inspired A Tale for the Time Being, a 2013 novel by Prof. Ruth Ozeki '80 that is this year's summer reading choice at Smith. Ozeki will read from her novel Monday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall, followed by book discussions in student houses Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Group Dynamics: Alumna Brings 10 Smithies to NASA Center for Praxis Internships

Erika Rodriguez '06, a research scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center in California, was eager to bring more women to her workplace. So she turned to a trusted source of smart, motivated women in STEM: her alma mater. Rodriguez created internships for 10 Smithies this summer.

Bearing Witness: Exhibition at SCMA Documents the AIDS Epidemic

A new exhibition of prints and books about the AIDS epidemic opens Friday, Aug. 12, at the Smith College Museum of Art. Eric Avery: AIDS WORK features works by an artist, physician and gay activist who was at the center of the AIDS crisis, both personally and professionally.

College Welcomes 18 New Faculty Members

The college welcomes 18 new faculty members this year who will teach courses on subjects ranging from statistical and data sciences to the literature of war.

A Land of Music: Alumnae Chorus Tours Cuba

During a weeklong tour of Cuba, the Smith Alumnae Chorus found enthusiastic audiences, wonderful hospitality, dramatic thunderstorms—and lots of music.

School for Social Work to Award 134 Degrees at Aug. 19 Commencement

The Smith College School for Social Work will award 134 degrees at Commencement Friday, Aug. 19, at 4 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall. CarmenLeah Ascencio, a public health social worker, life coach and therapist who specializes in working with survivors of violence and abuse and queer and trans people of color, is this year’s Commencement speaker.

Brand-New View: Students Use New Microscope to Advance Cell Research

A cutting-edge microscope is allowing Smith students to see what scientists have been unable to see in previous decades: individual molecules. This summer, Amalia Driller-Colangelo '18 and two fellow participants in Smith’s Summer Research Fellowship program—Jessica Morgan ’17 and Sahar Aftab ’18—are using the new microscope to study the behavior of molecular motor proteins.