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Profile: Ayesha Khan ’16 of Pakistan

Ayesha Khan ’16 and engineering and English double major, comes from Karachi, Pakistan. When asked why she picked Smith, Ayesha explained that she was “very inspired by the atmosphere of feminism and empowerment.”

Upon arrival, she noticed Smith’s very diverse community, and throughout the past year, Ayesha has developed great friendships with her housemates. She […]

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 […]

Smithies gather for tea in Pakistan

A group of Smithies gathered this month for tea in Pakistan.

Earlier this month, a group of Smith College alumnae gathered for tea in Karachi, Pakistan.

Maya Ismail ’99 hosted the group of women at her home on February 18. The women socialized and heard updates about Smith’s newest international efforts and the […]

International alumna Sherry Rehman ’85 to receive Smith Medal

Sherry Rehman '85 will receive the Smith College Medal at Rally Day this February 21, 2013.

Among the five recently announced 2013 recipients of the prestigious Smith College Medal is international alumna Sherry Rehman ’85. Also recognized are Gail Paster ’66, Kay Holekamp ’73, Janet McKinley ’76, and Anne De Groot ’78. The […]

Notable and quotable: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02

“It was my education at Smith College that inspired me to make a difference, especially for women’s rights.” ~Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02. Image courtesy of wonderwoman.in.


Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is an Emmy and Oscar award-winning Pakistani-Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker. In 2010 she won an Emmy for her documentary “Pakistan: Children […]

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 […]

Smithies to attend UK premiere for Academy Award winning documentary

Members of the Smith College Club of Great Britain will be attending the UK premiere of Saving Face, the Academy Award winning documentary by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02. The film will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with Sharmeen and Dr. Mohammad Jawad, the doctor featured in the film.

Saving Face exposes how acid attacks affect […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02 nominated for Oscar

A documentary by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02 has been nominated for an Oscar.

Smith alumna Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02 was among the 2012 Oscar nominees announced yesterday.

Sharmeen, who graduated from Smith with degrees in government and economics, is nominated for an Oscar in the “Best Documentary, Short Subject” category for her film Saving Face, […]