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March 26, 2008

Annual showcase features student presentations of research and scholarship.

NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—How does the coverage of the Iraq War in the New York Times compare with the newspaper’s coverage of the Vietnam War?

That is the question Laura de Bruijne, a graduate student at Smith College, will attempt to answer during her presentation of “All the News that Fits?” during the seventh annual “Celebrating Collaborations: Students and Faculty Working Together.” This year, the research collaborations will be showcased Saturday, April 12, in various locations on campus. For a complete schedule, go online.

Sociology Class

While de Bruijne tackles media war coverage, four Smith students and three other Five College students will discuss what they have learned from their collaboration with Ginetta Candelario, associate professor of sociology, in studying the impact that a proposed new transfer station might have on Holyoke. Meanwhile, in the Campus Center, senior Syeda Qadri will present her poster about differences between the degradation of human DNA and parasite DNA found at crime scenes.

As these presentations suggest, topics covered in “Celebrating Collaborations” span the breadth of the college curricula—the arts, history, social sciences, language studies, education, science and engineering—giving a one-day glimpse into the range of liberal arts scholarship that students engage in throughout the year.

Professor Williams

More than 250 Smith students will participate in some 160 presentations — poster sessions, multimedia discussions, demonstrations and performances. The projects in the event involve 116 faculty members.

The presentations, which are free and open to the public, represent senior theses, independent study and research. They will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a science poster session the Campus Center, second floor. Subsequent sessions will take place in various campus locations beginning at 10:45 a.m., 1:30 and 2:45 p.m.

For information about disability access or to request accommodations, call (413) 585-2407. To request a sign language interpreter specifically, call (413) 585-2071 (voice or TTY) or e-mail All requests must be made at least 10 days prior to the event.

Smith College educates women of promise for lives of distinction. By linking the power of the liberal arts to excellence in research and scholarship, Smith is developing leaders for society’s challenges. Smith is the largest undergraduate women’s college in the country, enrolling 2,600 students from nearly every state and 61 other countries.


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