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American Studies Diploma Program to celebrate 50th anniversary

Since its founding 50 years ago, over 400 men and women from all over the world have received the Diploma in American Studies (AMS) from Smith College.

This summer, more than three dozen of the program’s alumni will return to Smith to participate in the Smith College Reunion weekend. In addition to AMS programming, alumni […]

Smithies invited to receptions this summer in Asia

This June, Smith College President Carol T. Christ will visit mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Smith alumnae, students and their parents, and other friends of the college are invited to join the president at receptions in six cities.

The receptions will feature refreshments, mingling among guests, panel discussions, and the opportunity to hear […]

Arabic music night to be held on Thursday

The band Sokoun, from Montreal, will play at Smith on Thursday.

Students are invited to participate in an Arabic Music Festival on Thursday, April 26 in the Davis Ballroom.

The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is hosted by the Middle East Studies department and features the band Sokoun from Montreal. Guests will […]

Japan under the Democratic Party of Japan

Tonight at 7 p.m., Dr. William Brooks, adjunct professor of Japanese Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, will discuss current political developments under the Noda Cabinet as well as U.S.-Japan relations, including the ever-complicated Okinawa/Futenma issue.

Dr. Brooks earned a doctorate in Japanese history from Columbia University and is the author of […]

German spring celebration on Monday

Germany in the spring.

The Department of German Studies will hold their annual spring celebration, Maifrier, next Monday, April 30, in Hatfield Hall 107, from 4:30-6 p.m. Refreshments will be available and departmental awards will be announced.

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Insight Dubai conference report

Each spring, Dubai Women’s College hosts Insight Dubai, an interactive conference that brings together sixty young women from around the world and pairs them with Dubai Women’s College students for five days of learning, sharing and growing together. Smithies have been attending the conference each year.

This Thursday, April 19, the Global Studies Center at […]

French Guadeloupean alumna’s film up for African Academy Award

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 […]

Southeast Asian dessert workshop this weekend

The Southeast Asian Alliance is hosting its first Southeast Asian Dessert Workshop this Saturday, April 21, at Unity House.

From 1:30-4 p.m. (note the change from 6-8 p.m.) the group will be serving its best-selling leche flan and mango sticky rice, as well as halo-halo. Halo-halo is a popular Filipino dessert that is a mixture […]

Alumna’s Oscar-winning film to be shown on campus

On Friday, April 20, EKTA, the South Asian Student Association at Smith College, will host a screening of Saving Face, the Academy Award winning film by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02. The 50-minute documentary won the Best Documentary Short category at the Oscars this February.

Saving Face is billed as “a journey to heal, and a fight […]

Japanese art exhibit up through May 27

Dr. Fan Zhang, Freeman/McPherson Post-Doctoral Curatorial and Teaching Fellow and guest curator of "Pursuing Beauty: The Art of Edo Japan" shares a gallery talk with Museum Members.

The Smith College Museum of Art’s (SCMA) current exhibit Pursuing Beauty features works borrowed from the Yale University Art Gallery and showcases the artistic traditions and […]