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Q&A: Daniel Horowitz, Author of “Consuming Pleasures”

Daniel Horowitz’s latest book on the culture of consumption traces a shift among American intellectuals, away from a condemnation of all things popular culture toward a critical appreciation of its “rich inventiveness.”

  • Research & Inquiry
  • March 29, 2012
Dan Horowitz in the door to his office

Interim Director at the Helm at AASC

Mary Ann Hill joined Smith this month as the interim executive director of the Alumnae Association, following 11 years in the position of assistant vice president for public affairs at Wellesley College.

  • News of Note
  • March 28, 2012

Irish Poet Eavan Boland and High School Prize Winners to Read at Smith

Smith College will present a reading by award-winning Irish poet Eavan Boland at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall.

  • Events
  • March 15, 2012

Smith College to Serve as Chief Academic Planning Partner for New Women’s University in Asia

Smith College will serve as the primary U.S. academic planning partner for the establishment of an academically rigorous undergraduate liberal arts women’s university in Malaysia.

  • News of Note
  • March 15, 2012

Arriving From Asia, Belonging at Smith

An Interview with AMS students Yuanyuan Liu, of Yantai, China, and Kyoko Kitada, of Kyoto, Japan

  • Campus Life
  • March 9, 2012

France, Malta, America—a Tour of Educational Experiences

An Interview with AMS student Chloé Pulice, of the University of Paris

  • Campus Life
  • March 9, 2012

Once Again, Smith Donors Stepping Up

With less than a quarter of a year remaining in this year’s effort, the Smith College United Way campaign is again poised to set an example of strong giving in the community.

  • News of Note
  • March 8, 2012

Crew Team to Row for Western Mass Food Bank

Smith crew team members will defy the cold for a good cause on Friday, March 9, as they strengthen their skills on rowing machines outside throughout the day to raise money for a local charity.

  • Athletics
  • March 6, 2012

Smith Board Approves Faculty Promotions

At its March meeting, the Smith College Board of Trustees approved tenure and promotion recommendations for eighteen faculty members.

  • News of Note
  • March 6, 2012

One Year Later, Smith Remembers Fukushima

One year after a devastating off-shore earthquake and resultant tsunami struck the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant on the east coast of Japan, on March 11, 2011, scientists and researchers are still learning about the full impact of the largest nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986.

  • Events
  • March 1, 2012

“Paste Papers of the Pioneer Valley” on View at Smith Through May

“Paste Papers of the Pioneer Valley,” an exhibition on view at Smith College through the end of May, celebrates the variety of color, design and technique of a special type of decorated paper—paste paper—produced as artwork on its own and for use in collages and book bindings.

  • Smith Arts
  • February 29, 2012

Poet Patrick Donnelly to Read at Smith College

Smith College will present a book launch and poetry reading by Patrick Donnelly at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, in Stoddard Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Events
  • February 28, 2012

SSW Prof Gains New Perspective Through Disaster

On the heels of publishing his latest book, Psychosocial Capacity Building in Response to Disasters, Josh Miller experienced his own life-threatening crisis while riding a motorcycle in Thailand. 

  • Research & Inquiry
  • February 28, 2012

A Story of Two Smith “Society Girls” in the Wild West

Nearly a hundred years ago, when two Smith graduates—“society girls,” as they would be called then—arrived at their destination, the wild, mountainous landscape of a largely unsettled Colorado, the experience was far outside their realm of reference.

  • Events
  • February 27, 2012

Investment Guru Burton Malkiel: Timeless, and Timely, Lessons

Burton Malkiel, author of the highly regarded and widely read investment tome A Random Walk Down Wall Street, will share investment lessons with a gathering at Smith College.

  • Events
  • February 27, 2012
Nelson Malkiel portrait

Saving Lives in Italy for More than Seven Centuries

The Misericordia di Firenze, an association dedicated to the aid and transportation of the ill, is the oldest active confraternity of its kind in Italy and the world.

  • Campus Life
  • February 23, 2012

Rally Day 2012 Award Winners

Among its other celebrations and festivities, Rally Day provides an annual opportunity to honor Smith community members with several different awards.

  • Events
  • February 23, 2012

Actress, Comedian Jane Lynch Smith’s 2012 Commencement Speaker

 Jane Lynch, the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress of film, television and theater will be the speaker at Smith College’s 134th Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20.

  • Events
  • February 23, 2012
Jane Lynch in the crowd at Commencement

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