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May 10, 2006

James L. Shulman Elected to Smith Board of Trustees

NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—At its May meeting, the Smith College Board of Trustees elected James L. Shulman, executive director of a non-profit organization that digitally archives art images for educational use. Shulman’s five-year term begins July 1.

Shulman’s organization, ARTstor, is an initiative of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Started six years ago, ARTstor currently numbers more than 500 colleges, universities, schools and museums as subscribers.

Since joining the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 1994, Shulman has also served as the foundation’s financial and administrative officer and served on its research staff. From 1997 to 2002, he assisted in the management of the foundation’s endowment, working with the financial vice president to oversee a $4-billion investment portfolio.

Shulman also collaborated with William G. Bowen, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Derek Bok, president emeritus of Harvard University, to write “The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions,” and, with Bowen, “The Game of Life: College Sports and Educational Values.”

Shulman earned his bachelor’s degree and doctoral degree in Renaissance studies from Yale University. His dissertation won the John Addison Porter Prize and forms the basis of his book “The Pale Cast of Thought: Hesitation and Decision in the Renaissance Epic.”

Smith College is consistently ranked among the nation’s foremost liberal arts colleges. Enrolling 2,800 students from every state and 60 other countries, Smith is the largest undergraduate women’s college in the country.

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