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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 […]

Presentation for students interested in Hamburg JYA

Developed in 1961, Smith’s Junior Year Abroad program in Hamburg has been introducing Smithies to Germany for half a century.

For more than 50 years, the Universitat Hamburg has hosted Smith students and faculty. Students can choose to study abroad in Hamburg for either a full academic year or just the spring semester (March through […]

International poets to visit Smith next week

The Poetry Center at Smith College is hosting six poetry readings this fall.

Next week, two internationally-known poets will be reading their work at Smith College.

On Monday, October 17, poet and translator Claudia Roquette-Pinto of Rio de Janeiro will perform at 7 p.m. in the Stoddard Hall Auditorium. Roquette-Pinto is the author […]

Smith professor in Ethiopia on Fulbright

Elliot Fratkin, professor of Anthropology, will be on sabbatical from Smith this year, as he teaches in Ethiopia on a Fulbright Scholarship.

Professor Elliot Fratkin was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to spend a year teaching at Hawassa University in Ethiopia. Fratkin, whose anthropology research focuses on “life and social change among nomadic pastoralists“, […]

European Ombudsman visits Smith

Diamandouros is the European Ombudsman. He is Emeritus Professor of comparative politics the University of Athens.

The latest of the Global Salon series features European Ombudsman Nikiforos Diamandouros for an afternoon tea and discussion on the European Union.

The discussion, The European Union at a Crossroads: Reflections on a Structural Asymmetry, begins at […]

Smith professor selected to deepen knowledge of China

Professor Sabina Knight was awarded a fellowship to further her study of China.

Sabina Knight, associate professor of Chinese and comparative literature at Smith College, was recently selected among 20 fellows in the Public Intellectuals Program (PIP) of the National Committee on United States-China Relations.

The program is “designed to nurture a new […]

Global Studies Center now open after hours

The GSC houses the International Study Office and the Office of International Students and Scholars.

Beginning today, October 4, the Global Studies Center in Wright Hall will be open “after hours” every Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. giving students extra opportunities to take advantage of the Center’s resources.

The Global […]

“Perspectives of Peace” lecture series begins

Diana Buttu will speak at Smith this month.

This month marks the beginning of a fall lecture series “Perspectives of Peace: Through the Eyes of Palestinian Women”. The lectures are sponsored by the Betty Hamady Sams ’57 and James F. Sams Fund, the Middle East Studies Program, and the Program for the Study […]

German Studies hosts coffee hour today

This afternoon the German Studies department at Smith is hosting its traditional coffee and cake social, Kaffestunde. Students and staff will gather at Hatfield Hall from 4:15-5:15 p.m. to practice their German and enjoy pastries and coffee.

The department also hosts Deutscher Tisch, a German-language lunch table, every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. in […]