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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 […]

Asian study abroad options to be presented

Are you considering studying abroad in China or Japan? Both the Associated College in China (ACC) and the Associated Kyoto Program (AKP) will host informational sessions later this month.

An info session about ACC will be at the Global Studies Center on Wednesday, October 24 at 4:30 p.m. Attendees will learn more about Smith’s Associated […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five College Hanami Festival to be held in two weeks

Hanami (literally "flower viewing") is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers, especially cherry blossoms.

On Saturday, April 14, Smith’s Japanese culture organization, Sazanami, will host the Five College Hanami Festival, celebrating the Japanese tradition of flower-viewing. The event is being co-sponsored by the Five College East Asian Program and […]

Moroccan film festival comes to Smith

Filmmaker Michelle Medina '05 will participate in next week's Moroccan film festival at Smith.

A two-day film festival—to be held next week at Smith College—will screen films by and about Moroccan women.

The festival kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 2 with a screening of the documentary film All I Wanna […]

Five College Japanese Speech Contest to be held this month

On Saturday, March 31, Smith College will host the Second Five College Japanese Speech Contest. The contest, which begins at 1 p.m., will be followed by a reception.

Japanese language students from Smith, Mount Holyoke, Amherst, Hampshire, and UMass Amherst will compete on four different levels: First Year, Second Year, Third Year, Fourth Year+. There […]

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 […]

Smith Remembers Fukushima

Fukushima police search an area near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Fukushima, Japan, April 12, 2011. (Credit: Rex Features via AP Images)

Smith College has scheduled a symposium to mark the one year anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis which struck Japan last year.

The Smith Remembers Fukushima symposium will […]