Annual Showcase to Celebrate Scholarly
Among Smith College Students and Faculty
-- In the course of a single day, on Saturday, April 17,
the breadth of academic scholarship at Smith College will
be well represented and honored during an annual showcase
of works resulting from collaborations between students
and faculty members.
"Celebrating Collaborations: Students and Faculty
Working Together" will feature 107 different presentations
and performances by 130 Smith students during four concurrent
sessions in various campus venues. Presentations will be
given on a range of topics in three main categories: science
and technology; social, cultural and literary studies; and
the performing arts.
The event is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.
The presentations -- which represent senior theses, independent
study and research projects and creative works -- will consist
of individual talks, panels, poster sessions, exhibits and
performances. They will take place in several locations during
four hour-long sessions, beginning at 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m.,
1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
While some of the presentation titles, particularly those
in science and technology, reflect highly technical subject
matter, others are politically and culturally analytical.
The projects involved the collective collaboration of 72
Smith faculty members.
In science and technology, 62 presentations will range in
subject from "Acoustics of the Middle Ear Space" and "Does
the Victor Get the Spoils? The Role of Observational Learning
in Mate Choice" to "Muscle Adaptation After a Repeated
Bout of Downhill Running."
In the performing arts, students will offer performances
of works by Johannes Brahms and Ludwig van Beethoven, as
well as exhibitions, such as "A Social Housing Hub:
Rethinking Low-Income Housing" and "The History
of Illustration of Significant 20th-Century Fashion Designers."
And in the broad category of social, cultural and literary
studies, students will address topics such as "The Social
Construction of Immigration as an Environmental Issue," "Making
Room for Low-Income Citizens in Local Democracies" and "From
Drum Beats to Turntables: The Presence of Afro-Cultural Themes
in Hip-Hop Music."
For more information and a complete schedule of presentations,
Office of College
Northampton, Massachusetts 01063
T (413) 585-2190
F (413) 585-2174