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Smith’s EKTA presents Holi

Holi is a spring festival which is often referred to as the festival of colors or the festival of love. Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival, which has become a popular festival celebrated throughout South Asia.

Smith’s South Asian student organization—EKTA—stayed true to tradition this weekend by providing colors for Smith students to play, […]

2014 Smith College academic prizes available

Each year at Smith, students in all classes (and—in some cases—alumnae) can compete for academic prizes by submitting application materials to the department responsible. Prize winners are announced at the Ivy Day Awards Convocation in May.

Here are some of the available prizes with international flair:

Alice Hubbard Derby Prize, awarded to a member of […]

South Asia student group presents Jhalak on April 5

Founded in 1987, student organization EKTA is celebrating its 25th anniversary this academic year. “Ekta” means “unity” in several languages spoken in South Asia and the organization aims to weave together its members’ languages, cultures, faiths, and identities in order to form a community among South Asians and those who are interested in the region […]

Members of SCMA enjoy exhibition preview: Collecting Art of Asia

"Movement" (detail of "energy source"), 2008, by Yong Soon Min.

On Thursday, January 31, members of the Smith College Museum of Art are invited to a members-only behind-the-scenes peek and preview of the multi-faceted, two-floor exhibition, “Collecting Art of Asia.”

Curator Linda Muehlig will guide guests through the preview of the exhibition, which […]

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 […]

EKTA presents Jhalak dinner, show, party

On Friday, April 6, EKTA (the South Asian Student Association of Smith) will present the Jhalak cultural show (including dinner and after party), featuring performances by South Asian student organizations, including Bollywood dance troupe SC Masti.

Ekta, which means “unity” or “harmony” in several South Asian languages, is a support network for all South Asian […]

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 […]

Indian vocalist, visiting professor to perform

Pandit Devashish Dey, one of North India’s most acclaimed classical vocalists and a current visiting professor of music at Smith will perform classical North Indian vocal music on campus this Saturday, February 11. He will be accompanied by Dibyarka Chatterjee on tabla.

The event, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Earle Recital Hall, Sage, is […]

South Asia Concentration presentation today

Today, October 24, there will be a presentation of the South Asia Concentration at 12:15 p.m. in the Dewey Common Room.

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

New South Asian students enjoy first week on campus

New Smith students from South Asia joined Mona Sinha '88 and Smith's International Advancement staff for tea during ISP.

More than 120 international students were on campus for the International Students’ Preorientation last week. In addition to a busy schedule of workshops and trips, Smith’s newest South Asian students visited the Alumnae House […]