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The author of Orange is the New Black, Piper Kerman '92, talks to book critic Bethanne Patrick '85 about her advocacy work highlighting the conditions of incarcerated women, and how the Netflix series is making this topic a national conversation. This event was co-sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries and the Student Event Committee (SEC).

  • "The Life and Legacy of Otelia Cromwell," a new video about Smith's first African American graduate, is part of the college's 25th annual celebration in her honor. The video...

  • 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.”...

  • Panel Discussion Monday, September 8, 2014
    Four scholars who are experts in African American history and culture, politics, criminal justice and social protest offer help making...

  • Smith College's experienced tour guides give their best tips for making the most of your college tour. Tours are often an overview, and colleges can blur together. Dig deeper and experience...

  • This year’s Summer Science and Engineering Program at Smith had its largest group ever — 116 high school girls took courses with faculty in physics, computer science, biology,...

  • Under an innovative initiative called Achieving Excellence in Mathematics, Engineering and Sciences (AEMES), Smith reaches out to students who have expressed interest in those fields to increase...

  • Capen Garden is designed as a series of outdoor garden rooms. The largest is bisected by a rustic pergola supporting old varieties of climbing roses.

  • With another record year in admissions, 15 new Fulbright fellows and Smith’s first Rhodes Scholar in 17 years, it has been another great year at Smith. In this special video message,...

  • The campus in summer, with music by The 2006 Smiffenpoofs.

  • A little rain did not dampen the spirits of alumnae as they marched in the Alumnae Parade during 2014 All Reunion Weekend. Watch the highlights.

  • Commencement Weekend is Smith's final chance to honor its graduating seniors. The weekend culminates on Sunday when parents, friends and seniors gather to hear a distinguished speaker and...

  • Ivy Day festivities, including the Alumnae Parade and senior class procession, were held Saturday, May 17, 2014. The event included remarks by President Kathleen McCartney and the Ivy Day Awards...

  • Ruth J. Simmons delivered the 136th Commencement address on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Noting that “the collision of views and ideologies is in the DNA of the academic enterprise,”...

  • Since her first year at Smith, STRIDE scholar Karen Yu ’16 has worked at the Botanic Garden with Manager of Education and Outreach Madelaine Zadik. Yu’s final STRIDE project features...

  • Mellon Five College Postdoctoral Fellow in African Art and Architecture Amanda Gilvin’s African art history class comes to the Smith College Museum of Art to discuss their role in curating...

  • Packing up leftovers from Smith dining rooms to deliver to local homeless shelters was a no-brainer for Sibyl Brown ’14. “Recovering food from our dining rooms is such an easy way to...

  • To celebrate the progress of Smith’s $450 million Women for the World campaign and set the stage for its next phase under the leadership of President Kathleen McCartney, the college has...

  • The Smith College Historic Clothing Collection, located in the Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, has its roots in the theatre department. The collection, which includes clothing and...

  • Drew Guswa, professor of engineering and director of the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability
    Did you know that half of the water used in the United...

  • Click here to watch the full interviews. For their extraordinary professional achievements and outstanding service to their...

  • Ada Comstock Scholar Shara Concepcion ’14 is house coordinator of 150 Elm Street—an all Ada house. A New York City native, she appreciates the relaxing atmosphere of her large,...

  • Adam Hall, Professor
    Department of Biological Sciences
    Neuroscience & Biochemistry Programs

    As a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College in London, England...

  • Duckett House resident Julia Leitermann ’15 gives us a tour of her room. With its distinctive little nooks and tiny white lights, there are several perfect spots to have coffee, read or...

  • Smith places a high value on teaching, and each year demonstrates that commitment by honoring three outstanding faculty members with the Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching. This year...

  • Nicole Schermerhorn Laschever ’15’s room in Albright House reflects her double major in art and theater as well as her interest in “absolutely everything.”