Photo: Smith College Diploma in American Studies 50 Year Reunion, Facebook.
Last weekend alumni from the Smith College Diploma in American Studies celebrated their 50 year reunion—their first on campus. Above, four alumni hold signs for the parade.
You can see more photos by visiting the Smith College Diploma in American Studies 50 Year [...]
Each year Smith College selects a book to be read by all entering students. This year, the college has chosen Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis by Alice Kaplan.
Dreaming in French tells the story of how a year in Paris changed the lives of three [...]
Here, students in GES 300 pose with their bags made from recycled materials– a gift from Glen Jampol President of CANAECO, the Costa Rican Eco-tourism Board, an NGO that supports sustainable and eco-friendly tourism as a path to financial development. Photo courtesy of facebook.com/SmithGESCostaRica.
The students participating in this summer’s Global Engagement Seminar in [...]
Since its founding 50 years ago, the American Studies Diploma program at Smith College has graduated more than 450 men and women from all over the world. This weekend, alumni of the program will return to join classmates at Smith’s reunion weekend.
AMS alumni are invited to attend the following events:
Friday, May 25
Paola Prins '86 will be among the first inducted into the Smith College Pioneers Athletic Hall of Fame this fall.
Smith recently announced the inaugural class of the Smith College Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame. The 12 individuals and one team that make up the class will be officially inducted in a gala to [...]
The 2012 Global Engagement Seminar in Jerusalem is underway, with the group arriving in Israel earlier this week.
The students will explore Jerusalem as a contested sacred and political space and will cover topics including the centrality of the city in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; archeology and the built landscape as a prism through which [...]
Brinda Somaya M.A. '73. Photo courtesy of snkindia.com.
This weekend Smith College will award 652 baccalaureate degrees and 80 advanced degrees. The college will also award honorary degrees to Commencement speaker Jane Lynch, Haitian novelist Edwidge Danticat, pioneering financier Muriel Siebert, atmospheric scientist Susan Solomon, and architect Brinda Somaya M.A. ’73.
Brinda received a [...]
David Newbury, the Gwendolen Carter professor of African studies at Smith College, recently gave a talk on the historical dynamics of kingship, legitimacy and violence in Central and East Africa, focusing on Alison Des Forges’s Defeat is the Only Bad News: Rwanda under Musinga, 1896-1931 and The Land beyond the Mists: Essays on Identity & [...]
In March, Diana Eck ’67 published her latest book, India: Sacred Geography. The book tells the story of “the pilgrim’s India” and is described as “an extraordinary spiritual journey through the living landscape of this fascinating country—its mountains, rivers, and seacoasts, its ancient and powerful temples and shrines. Seeking to fully understand the sacred places [...]
“It was my education at Smith College that inspired me to make a difference, especially for women’s rights.” ~Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02. Image courtesy of wonderwoman.in.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is an Emmy and Oscar award-winning Pakistani-Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker. In 2010 she won an Emmy for her documentary “Pakistan: Children of [...]