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Students talk about women’s health in India

On Thursday, March 1, Global Studies Center will present Smith in the World: Women’s Health in India.

Smith students Carina Ahuja ’12, Kiren Chauhan ’12, Margaret Harpin ’12, Karisa Klemm ’12 and Ruth Romero ’13 will share their experiences learning about women’s health issues and teaching reproductive health to Tibetan students in India.

The event […]

Supporting women’s education in developing countries

This Thursday, March 1, Smith’s Southeast Asian Alliance will present Supporting Women’s Education in Developing Countries: Why We Should Care and How to Do It. Smith trustees Mona Sinha ’88 and Hoon Eng Koo ’73 will present and a Q&A session will follow.

The event is free and open to the public. It will take […]

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02 wins Oscar

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02 (left) and Daniel Junge pose with their awards for best documentary short for "Saving Face" during the 84th Academy Awards. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

At the 84th Academy Awards ceremony last night, Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02 won an Oscar for her short subject documentary, Saving Face.

Saving Face won the […]

Arabic Film Festival at Smith

"Masquerades" is one of several films being shown at Smith's Arabic Film Festival.

A series of Arabic films will be shown at Smith College in Seelye 106. Films will begin on February 29 and continue through March 4. A complete schedule is below.

The festival begins on February 29 at 7:30 p.m. with […]

Alumnae invited to Smith in Europe reunion

Information about this year’s Smith in Europe reunion, Amsterdam: Crossing Borders and Pushing Boundaries, is now available. The reunion, which will take place May 31 through June 3, 2012, is being hosted by the Smith College Club of the Netherlands.

Alumnae will have a chance to reconnect with Smith and fellow alumnae in Europe while […]

Women in Africa lecture scheduled for Monday

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 […]

Lecture: Japan’s multilateral diplomacy after 3/11

A public lecture by Tomoaki Ishigaki, Counsellor at the Japanese Permanent Mission of the United Nations is scheduled for Monday, February 20 at 7 p.m. His talk, Japan’s Multilateral Diplomacy after 3/11: A View from the United Nations, will discuss the impact of the 3/11 “triple disaster” on domestic politics, relations with Asian neighbors, and […]

AMS student studies “sister college relationship” between Smith and China

Yuanyuan Liu AMS '12 (pictured here in Shanghai) is spending a year at Smith and completing her PhD at Beijing Foreign Studies University.

Yuanyuan “Sheena” Liu AMS ’12, from China, is a current student in the American Studies (AMS) program at Smith College. The highly competitive one-year program is open only to international […]

Anita Volz Wien ’62 starts Global Scholars Fund

New funds will provide merit-based awards for students studying and interning in non-English speaking countries.

Yesterday, news of the new Anita Volz Wien ’62 Global Scholars Fund was announced. The fund will provide merit-based awards of up to $15,000 for students who are U.S. citizens to study and intern in non-English speaking countries. […]

Global Studies Center student committee seeking applicants

Smith's Global Studies Center is located in Wright Hall.

Applications are being accepted for a new Global Studies Center Student Advisory Committee (G-SAC) which will advise and support the GSC Directors and staff on programming initiatives, student outreach and engagement, and awareness of global issues relevant to the mission of the Center.

Student […]