This Saturday, March 2, the International Students Organization presents Rhythm Nations at 7 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall.
Rhythm Nations is an annual cultural event featuring dance, music, and demonstrations from performers from all over the world. The event is a celebration of the many different cultures represented by Smith’s more than 300 international [...]
This Thursday, join visiting scholar Alfred Babo and Emerita Professor of Government Catharine Newbury for a What’s Happening Around the World (WHAW) lunch in response to the recent coup in Mali.
The Crisis in Mali: Implications of the French Intervention will take place at noon on Thursday, February 14 in the Global Studies Center. Babo [...]
In 2013, Smith Travel is offering more than two dozen travel opportunities for alumnae and their families and friends. The first trip—Patagonian Frontiers—begins on January 4, 2013 and will allow participants to explore Argentina and Chile by land and sea.
Smith Travel is entering its thirty-sixth year of offering travel programs to the Smith community. [...]
Smith College has organized Women’s Leadership: Public Service and Global Health, an interactive workshop to be held October 17-20, 2012 in Paris. The workshop is co-sponsored by Smith College and the U.S. State Department as part of the Women in Public Service Project.
More than 170 applications for the workshop were received for 25 spots. [...]
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 & [...]
Smith College can count many filmmakers among its illustrious alumnae. Mariette Monpierre ’85 has been screening her award-winning film Le bonheur d’Elza around the world.
A French Guadeloupean filmmaker, Mariette was born in Guadeloupe but raised in Paris. Mariette says, “growing up in the belly of Paris, films fascinated me.” She followed that fascination [...]
In the coming weeks, Smith will screen a number of international films. The films, with subject matter ranging from a feature-length film about the Middle East to a short film and a student-made documentary, are free to view.
Today, Wednesday, April 11, The Syrian Bride will be shown in Seelye 106 at 7 p.m. The [...]
On Monday, February 20 Catharine Newbury, Gwendolen Carter Chair in African Studies, will present “Women in Africa: The Paradoxes of Politics and Political Reform.”
Of the lecture, Professor Newbury says, “in recent years women have gained increased representation in many African state parliaments. But how deep is this transformation: do these changes promote policies that [...]
The Winter 2011-12 issue of the Smith Alumnae Quarterly has come out in print and online and highlights Smithies around the world.
Architect Erinn McGurn ’94 is featured in the magazine’s cover story (see SAQ page 20 for the whole story) for her work building safe, sustainable schools in Zambia. Erinn and her husband started [...]