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4 p.m.

Faculty Conversations: Challenges to Liberal Arts Education, Ideas and Initiatives
A series sponsored by the Provost and Faculty Council

“What Have I Learned At and From Smith?”

Global engagement, experiential learning, interdisciplinarity, pedagogical and curricular innovation and more.

  • Greg White, Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of Government and Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard ’69 Faculty Director of the Global Studies Center (global engagement)
  • Jessica Nicoll, Director and Louise Ines Doyle 1934 Chief Curator of the Smith College Museum of Art, and Nancy Bradbury, Professor of English Language and Literature (integration of experiential learning in the liberal arts through concentrations)
  • Borjana Mikic, Rosemary Bradford Hewlett 1940 Professor of Engineering and Director of the Picker Engineering Program (design thinking)

Alumnae House Living Room; refreshments at 4 p.m., conversation 4:15–6 p.m.

7 p.m.

Mindsets: Helping Students Fulfill Their Potential

Lecture by Carol S. Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University, and author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.

Sweeney Auditorium, Sage Hall

3:30 p.m.

Fingerprints of Smith’s Past Presidents

Afternoon tea talk by College Archivist Nanci Young about the challenges and accomplishments of Smith’s past presidents, with selected historical documents. Hosted by the Friends of the Libraries.

Friends Reading Room, Neilson Library

4:30 p.m.

Portraits of Presidents: A Celebration of Smith Leaders

Gallery talk and exhibition presented by John Davis, Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art.

College Hall

7:30 p.m.

Education as Inspiration: How Smith Informs Four Writers’ Lives

Panel discussion moderated by “Book Maven” Bethanne Patrick ’85, presented by the Friends of the Library, featuring:

  • Cindy L. Copeland ’82 (Good Riddance)
  • Carole De Santi ’81 (The Unruly Passions of Eugénie R.)
  • J. Courtney Sullivan ’03 (Commencement; Maine)
  • Hanya Yanagihara ’95 (The People in the Trees)

Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall

8 p.m.

The Doll People

New musical by Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner, based on the children’s novel by Ann M. Martin 77 and Laura Godwin. Presented by the Smith College Theatre Department.

Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts; for complimentary Inauguration guest tickets, send email to boxoffice@smith.edu

8 p.m.–12 a.m.

The Students’ Inauguration Celebration

Campus Center

7:30 p.m.

Poetry Reading: Ellen Bryant Voigt

Leo Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall

10 a.m.

Color Fun Run

Benefit run to celebrate the inauguration of Smith’s 11th president. $2 donation or can of food to benefit Grow Food Northampton.

Begins and ends on Chapin Lawn in front of the Campus Center

4 p.m.

Faculty Conversations: Challenges to Liberal Arts Education, Ideas and Initiatives
A series sponsored by the Provost and Faculty Council

What we’ve learned about access and learning from AEMES, mentoring programs and student research in the sciences, and possible applications for the humanities, arts and social sciences.

  • Lauren Duncan, Professor of Psychology
  • Alice Hearst, Professor of Government
  • Laura Katz, Elsie Damon Simonds Professor of Biological Sciences
  • Katie Lipp, Program Director for Health Professions and Mentoring Programs
  • Kate Queeney, Professor of Chemistry

Alumnae House Living Room; refreshments at 4 p.m., conversation 4:15–6 p.m.

4 p.m.

Faculty Conversations: Challenges to Liberal Arts Education, Ideas and Initiatives
A series sponsored by the Provost and Faculty Council

Educational technologies: MOOCs, hybrids, blended courses and Smith’s place in this rapidly changing landscape.

  • Joe O’Rourke, Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Associate Provost and Dean for Academic Development, and members of the ad hoc Online Learning Study Group

Alumnae House Living Room; refreshments at 4 p.m., conversation 4:15–6 p.m.

4 p.m.

Faculty Conversations: Challenges to Liberal Arts Education, Ideas and Initiatives
A series sponsored by the Provost and Faculty Council

Conversation Between Amherst College President Biddy Martin and Smith President Kathleen McCartney

Alumnae House Living Room; refreshments at 4 p.m., conversation 4:15–6 p.m.