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The MacLeish Field Station is the perfect studio for botanic sculptor Dan Ladd. Ladd, artist in residence at MacLeish, says that his work with trees and plants is “collaborative.” “I make an unusual art that uses living, growing plant material as an art medium,” he says. Stemming from a lifelong interest in botany and art, Ladd grafts branches of trees to create sculptural forms; fuses metal, glass and plastic inclusions into trees and other plant life; and molds roots to form shapes and written pieces. Here he talks about some of his works at MacLeish and his approach to art.

  • Smith's Smiffenpoofs, the oldest collegiate women's a cappella group in the country, held celebration concert with alumnae on Saturday, Nov. 5, in which they performed selections from...

  • Sam Intrator, Professor of Education and Child Study
    It’s widely accepted that higher education leads to better life outcomes, yet college remains an unfulfilled hope for...

  • Jane Hirshfield’s work has been called “passionate and radiant” by The New York Times. Her poetry is an extension of a life both lived and examined, and her carefully...

  • Kevin Quashie, Associate Professor of Afro-American Studies
    Kevin Quashie takes a closer look at the iconic image from the 1960s of American sprinters Tommie Smith and Juan...

  • Greg White, Professor of Government and Faculty Director of the Global Studies Center
    Among the concerns about human-caused climate change is the specter of tens of millions of...

  • Donna Divine, Morningstar Family Professor in the field of Jewish Studies and Professor of Government
    One man’s protest quickly became a movement that toppled governments...

  • Two new Smith students, Helen Queenan '14 and  Ada Comstock Scholar Kelly Rowland, discuss their first week at Smith. Fall 2010

  • Smith engineering seniors Lindsay Holle and Darcy Dwyer devoted two semesters and the professional equivalent of some 1,000 hours for the research, analysis and design of a feasible renewable...

  • For residents of Lamont House, the tradition of Mountain Day is amplified by an annual group trip to Quonquont Farm, a fruit farm in nearby Whately, where delicious red and golden apples are...

  • From May 31 to June 2, 2011, Smith and Mount Holyoke colleges hosted the inaugural Women's Education Worldwide (WEW) conference for faculty. Representatives of nearly 60 women's colleges...

  • “You, lucky you, are here to fly the aircraft, write the songs, dive the subs, find the cures, run the companies, lead this country, lead this world to a better, more prosperous future for...

  • “Smith has exposed us to everything it has to offer, and there are no words to express how much Smith has changed our lives. Only by making an impact on the world can we show Smith its...

  • “I came to Smith because I saw it as a place where I could reach my fullest potential. However, it has done way more than that. Smith has made me unstoppable!” Jewels Rhode, a...

  • Catheryn Yum '86 delivered the 25th Reunion Address at Smith College’s Ivy Day celebration on Saturday, May 14.

  • Highlights from "A Freshman Comes to Smith," which was completed in 1933 by the Alumnae Association as a recruiting film shown at Smith Clubs and to prospective students and their...

  • "A love affair" is how Ileana Streinu, Charles N. Clark Professor of Computer Science, describes her relationship with Ford Hall. It is not just the state-of-the-art facilities that...

  • On any given weekday, rookies and native speakers, professors and students alike gather for lunch at tables sponsored by a variety of Smith's foreign language departments and programs. If it...

  • Exploring the woods of the 200-acre MacLeish Field Station is becoming a lot easier thanks to new hiking trails designed and built by Smith students. This summer, student volunteers and a team...

  • Two restrooms in the Smith College Museum of Art blur the boundaries between form and function as well as personal and public space. The public restrooms, located on the lower level directly...

  • "Smith Women in Education: Charting a Changing Education Landscape" features Smith alumnae educators, as well as President Carol Christ, discussing some of the most pressing issues in...

  • No major organization can afford to be late to the game when it comes to fielding a first-class roster of women leaders. At Smith College, the goal of the Executive Education program is to build...

  • Rachel Maddow, a political commentator who rose to national prominence after launching her career on local radio, was the speaker at Smith College's 132nd commencement ceremony on Sunday,...

  • When Kathy Zieja, director of dining services, sought to add some authentic spices to international dining nights in response to student requests, she brought in the experts. Esther Hong '11...

  • "Smith College has traditionally emphasized the importance of dynamic, diverse and interactive teaching in imparting the principles of the sciences and liberal arts to its high-achieving...

  • The Noteables celebrate Mountain Day a capella style.