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International student gives Ivy Day speech

Shuyao Kong '13 addressed alumnae this weekend at Ivy Day.

Shuyao Kong ’13, an international student from China, delivered the student speech at Smith College’s Ivy Day celebration on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

Shuyao, who graduated cum laude this weekend, embodies Smith’s mission to educate women for the world. In addition to her […]

Smith to offer seminar about women’s health in India

Dr. Bennett (medical director of Nityanand Ashram) and Smith students Ryan Rasdall, Anna Valentine, and Karen Morfin.

In the fall of 2013, Smith College will offer a seminar in Women’s Health in India: Tibetan and Indian Women, and on April 2 and 3, Health Services will offer info sessions on the seminar.

The […]

Smith events in Mumbai and Delhi feature alumnae authors

In early March, Smith College will host evening events in Mumbai and Delhi featuring Yasmeen Chinoy Premji ’69, author of Days of Gold and Sepia, and Sudha Malkani Shah ’78, author of The King in Exile.

In addition to readings from both authors, there will also be a conversation regarding the authors’ works and an […]

Smith Travel prepares for new season of alumnae trips

In 2013, Smith Travel is offering more than two dozen travel opportunities for alumnae and their families and friends. The first trip—Patagonian Frontiers—begins on January 4, 2013 and will allow participants to explore Argentina and Chile by land and sea.

Smith Travel is entering its thirty-sixth year of offering travel programs to the Smith community. […]

Annual international food festival attracts hundreds

Learning about the world through the stomach: Monday's International Students' Day Food Festival was a huge success.

With a walk around the Campus Center Carroll Room, hundreds of Smith College students, faculty, and visitors took a gastronomical trip around the world this Monday afternoon.

Sponsored by the International Students Organization (ISO) and the […]

International Photo Contest showcases Smithies’ travels

See "La feria, Cordoba" by Zahraa Al-Janabi '13 and other student photos by visiting our Facebook album.

Smith’s annual International Photo Contest showcases photographs submitted by students who studied abroad during the past academic year or summer. This year, the contest drew a record number of submissions from Smithies who traveled to 25 […]

International Smithie to receive honorary degree

Brinda Somaya M.A. '73. Photo courtesy of snkindia.com.

This weekend Smith College will award 652 baccalaureate degrees and 80 advanced degrees. The college will also award honorary degrees to Commencement speaker Jane Lynch, Haitian novelist Edwidge Danticat, pioneering financier Muriel Siebert, atmospheric scientist Susan Solomon, and architect Brinda Somaya M.A. ’73.

Brinda received […]

Smith alumna publishes eighth book to rave reviews

In March, Diana Eck ’67 published her latest book, India: Sacred Geography. The book tells the story of “the pilgrim’s India” and is described as “an extraordinary spiritual journey through the living landscape of this fascinating country—its mountains, rivers, and seacoasts, its ancient and powerful temples and shrines. Seeking to fully understand the sacred places […]

Anthropology lecture: comedy in two contexts

Anthropologist and professor Susan Seizer will give a talk at Smith this week.

This Thursday, Susan Seizer will present Comedy in Two Contexts: Surprising Continuities between Special Drama in South India and Road Comedy in Southern Indiana, a lecture comparing comedic performances by Tamil Special Drama artists and American road comics.

Seizer, who […]

Presentation of the South Asia Concentration this week

On Wednesday, March 14 there will be a presentation of the South Asia Concentration.

The South Asia Concentration focuses on the interdisciplinary study of South Asia and its diaspora. It brings together the perspectives of various disciplines, from art history to philosophy, economics to religion, to create a sustained curricular focus on South Asian life […]