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Smith’s East Asian Languages and Literatures department

The East Asian Languages and Literatures department at Smith College was established in 1988. Interest in East Asia had increased at Smith during the ’80s due to the region’s economic importance, appeal for the exotic, and the postwar climate.

Professor Thomas Rohlin and Smith students in Nishijin Weaving Center, Kyoto, Japan.

The department’s […]

WHAW: Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

On Monday, November 25, the Lewis Global Studies Center will host a WHAW (What’s Happening Around the World) in response to the recent typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines. The discussion will begin with remarks from President McCartney, and will include panelists Richard Chu and Josh Miller.

Richard Chu is an associate professor of history […]

Humanity in Action accepting applications from Smithies for summer fellowship

Humanity in Action is currently accepting applications from talented college students and recent graduates who are intellectually gifted, mature, independent and passionate about social justice and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors, seniors and 2012 and 2013 graduates are eligible to apply.

Humanity in Action Fellowships bring together international groups of college students and recent graduates […]

Stranger in strange land no more: Interview with an AMS Student

Gaia Cozzi AMS’14 is a student in the American Studies Diploma Program, a one year program offered to international students to study in the United States at Smith College. Hailing from the University of Florence in Italy, Gaia is a graduate student here to further her education and make the most of her time living […]

IS Day attracts Smith community’s attention

On Monday, the International Students’ Organization and the Office of International Students and Scholars hosted its 68th annual International Students’ (IS) Day. Many Smithies, faculty, and staff members of the Smith community attended.

Smith students made food from their home countries. More than 2,000 tickets were sold prior to the event and the line to […]

Profile: Ria Deshpande ’16 of India

Ria Deshpande ’16 came to Smith from Pune, India.

Ria Deshpande ’16, a prospective biology and computer science double major, always wanted to come to the United States to study. Ria is a first generation college student; before arriving at Smith, she knew she wanted to come to a small liberal arts college, […]

European alumnae invited to meet new Smith president in London

Smith President Kathleen McCartney and her husband, on their way to the inauguration ceremony, October 19, 2013.

Smith’s new president Kathleen McCartney was inaugurated on October 19 and is now embarking on visits to meet alumnae.

On Monday, November 18, President McCartney will be in London for a special welcome reception. An internationally […]