Entrepreneur and author Diane Hessan—the former CEO of Boston’s Startup Institute—will address the rewards and benefits of risk-taking in a talk highlighting the dedication of Smith’s Jill Ker Conway Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. The event will take place in the Campus Center Carroll Room.
All members of the community are invited to attend the groundbreaking for the new Neilson Library at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, on Seelye Lawn. The event will feature remarks from architectural designer Maya Lin, President Kathleen McCartney, Board of Trustees Chair Deborah L. Duncan ’77 and Provost Katherine Rowe. A reception will follow.
Smith is providing $100,000 to the Smith College Investment Club to create and manage a new portfolio of fossil fuel-free investments. The new fund—which grew out of a recommendation from the Study Group on Climate Change—offers a unique opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in the growing field of impact investing.
A literary knighthood, scientific research grants and career promotions are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.
Climate change education, landscaping for a new Neilson Library and sustainability are among the initiatives that Tim Johnson is exploring as director of the Botanic Garden of Smith College. Johnson will host a meet-and-greet for college community members and Botanic Garden visitors on Saturday, Oct. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. at Lyman Plant House.
Victoria (Tori) Greco Hiranaka '19 says preparing Slovak dishes with her maternal grandmother helped prepare her for a summer Praxis internship with the website Cooking With Grandmothers. She shares her experiences in the latest Smith Alumnae Quarterly.