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Smith to host leadership event in Singapore this summer

Smith College is one of the world’s most prestigious colleges for women. Since its founding in 1875, Smith has produced women leaders whose work has changed the world for the better.

Please plan on joining Smith College President Carol T. Christ, distinguished faculty, and alumnae for an event celebrating the enduring—and far-reaching— power of [...]

Smithie on international music tour

Photo courtesy of www.myspace.com/ tuneyards.

Smith alumna Merrill Garbus ’01 is the woman behind the band tUnE-yArDs. Called “one of the big indie breakout acts of 2011“, tUnE-yArDs “went from cult to mainstream, appearing on late-night television, festival stages and countless album-of-the-year lists.”

Merrill, who is no stranger to travel, having lived in the [...]

Smith prepares for summer events in Europe, Asia

This summer, Smith will host events for alumnae in Europe and Asia.

Smith in Europe will bring together European alumnae, guest speakers, and Smith faculty for a weekend exploring Amsterdam.  The event, which will take place the first weekend in June, will serve as a reunion for European alumnae.

Meanwhile, President Carol T. Christ, faculty, [...]

Smithies in Shanghai

Smithies gather in Shanghai, November 2011.

Director of International Advancement Kim Albright ’72 is spending most of November traveling throughout Asia for Smith.  So far on this trip she has visited Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, and Shanghai.  She also plans to visit Hong Kong and Taipei before heading off to London and then back to [...]

Presentation of minors: Middle East & Global South Development Studies

On Friday, October 28 learn about the minor in Middle East Studies over a pizza lunch. A minor in the Middle East Studies offers courses that covers a geographical region stretching from north Africa to southwest and central Asia.  The presentation will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center, room 003.

The [...]

Alumna invites Smithies to join the Asian Women’s Leadership University Project

Smith alumna Barbara Hou ’03, founder and president of the Asian Women’s Leadership University (AWLU) Project, is inviting Smithies to help her establish Asia’s first women’s liberal arts university.

Project organizers are in the process of building a “world-class educational institution in Asia dedicated to empowering women and helping them become successful entrepreneurs and engaged [...]

Jeannie Cho Lee ’90 releases “Mastering Wine for the Asian Palate”

This summer Master of Wine Jeannie Cho Lee ’90 promoted the launch of her new book, Mastering Wine for the Asian Palate.

Jeannie, who was born in Seoul and is now based in Hong Kong, became a Master of Wine in 2008.  In doing so, she joined fewer than 300 others with the title and [...]

Smith’s SSW announces partnership with Asian universities

Smith College’s School for Social Work (SSW) is internationally recognized for its specialization in clinical social work. This summer, three Asian social work scholars are observing SSW classes in order to develop some best practices for their home universities.

Two of the visiting scholars—Sha Wei and Li “Joyce” Jie—are doctoral students at the University of [...]