Calvert ’07 won first place in the Student Poster Competition (Division
50 of the study of addictions) at a recent American Psychological
Association conference in San Francisco, for her presentation
of research on binge drinking and hazardous use among women.
The presentation was co-written with Janine
Elan McCollum ’08 and Siobhan
O’Riordan ’07, all of whom work in
the lab of Byron L. Zamboanga, assistant professor of psychology,
who accompanied the students to the conference in San Francisco.
Also, O’Riordan presented her research conducted in
collaboration with Zamboanga on alcohol expectances and drinking
games involvement. The students joined Zamboanga in presenting “Ping-pong,
Endurance, Card, and Other Types of Drinking Games: Are These
Games of the Same Feather?” a work co-authored by the
presenters and scheduled for publication in the Journal of
Alcohol and Drug Education this summer. For her first-place
prize, Calvert received a $100 prize and a one-year free
student association membership.
Lewis ’08 was recently elected secretary
for the Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans (MACR),
a coalition of clubs from 47 colleges, accepting the baton
from fellow Smith College Republican Natalie
who serves as current MACR secretary. Elizabeth
president of Smith College Republicans, serves as the MACR
executive board co-president this year. Due in part to its
active presence among state college Republican chapters,
the Smith College Republican Club last year was named Outstanding
Chapter of the Year by the MACR.
Alexander ’93 is the host of a new cooking show, “Healthy
Decadence with Devin Alexander” to be shown on the
Discovery Health Channel every Thursday at 10:30 p.m. EST.
On the show, Alexander will demonstrate how to make viewers’ favorite
foods in a healthier way at home. “I prefer spending
20 minutes in the kitchen over three hours in the gym any
day,” says Alexander in a promotional ad for the show.
She plans to reinvent favorites like chicken parmesan, hoisin-glazed
pork tenderloin and double chocolate brownies in a way that
reduces fat and calories without sacrificing flavor. Alexander,
who has fought her own battles against excessive weight,
has written numerous articles on healthy eating and is the
author of two cookbooks, Fast Food Fix and The Biggest Loser
Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller. She is the owner and
executive chef of Café Reneucutee Catering in Los
Angeles. After completing a bachelor’s degree in theater
at Smith, Alexander earned a Professional Chef Certification
from the Westlake Culinary Institute.