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Smith College commencement speeches to be offered in Mandarin, Spanish translations

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — At least 130 friends and family members of the graduating Smith College class of 2015 will be the first to pilot the college’s new simultaneous translation service at commencement next month. The May 17 event will be translated into Spanish and Mandarin by live translators working from transcripts of the speeches and listening to the speakers deliver them, according to Sam Masinter, director of college relations at Smith. …

Smith College School for Social Work, Veterans Education Project offer panel addressing impact of war on returned troops

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A collaboration between the Smith College School for Social Work and the Veterans Education Project Thursday will take up one of the most pressing social issues of our time — the impact of war on troops once back on home soil. Three local authors who have recently published books on the subject will be part of a panel in Seelye Hall …

Dalai Lama’s visit to UMass, colleges confirmed for October

Sunday, April 5, 2015

HADLEY — The Dalai Lama will spend three days in the Pioneer Valley in October, giving talks at Smith College, Amherst College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, it was confirmed Sunday. Arthur Zajonc, president of the Mind & Life Institute in Hadley, invited his holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, to …

Smith College inaugurates McCartney as 11th leader

Saturday, October 19, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Smith College president Kathleen McCartney presented a four-point agenda for the years ahead in her inaugural speech to nearly 3,000 guests and well-wishers attending an elaborate series of events Saturday to celebrate her installation as the …

Photo Gallery: In its 27th year, Pulaski Parade still charms the crowds in Northampton

Monday, October 14, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — The 27th annual Pulaski Day Parade Monday was a special treat for Smith College student Jess Marlor. Born in Poland, Marlor has lived in the United States for most of her life, but her Polish heritage …

Summit explores money’s role in combating rural family violence

Friday, September 20, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Domestic violence and sexual abuse are rural problems as well as urban ones, yet most rural battered women are excluded from help available in metropolitan areas, advocates say. Experts in the field gathered Friday in Northampton to address the problem in a daylong summit held by …

Smith College to preserve 190 acres in Whately

Monday, July 29, 2013

WHATELY — Smith College on Tuesday will preserve nearly 200 acres of hilltop forest land at the Ada and Archibald Mac-Leish Field Station in West Whately. Smith College is signing a conservation restriction on 190 of the 240 acres of the college-owned property. It will be held by …

Former Smith College leader Jill Ker Conway honored for longtime support of humanities

Friday, July 19, 2013

After 10 years serving as Smith College’s first woman president beginning in 1975, and a lengthy stint as a visiting professor in the sciences at MIT, Jill Ker Conway decided she wanted to do something that would “reach …

UMass lecturer launches first Massive Open Online Course

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

AMHERST — Large classes aren’t unusual at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. But a new one launched this week sets a record. “Building a Basic Website,” taught by a leader of the school’s online journalism program, counts 1,000 …

Paul Alpers, husband of Smith College President Carol T. Christ, dies of cancer

Monday, May 20, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Paul J. Alpers, the husband of Smith College President Carol T. Christ and an unofficial ambassador for the school, died Sunday night after a battle with cancer. Alpers, 80, died the same day that the college …

Arianna Huffington at Smith calls for ‘third women’s revolution’

Sunday, May 19, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the news website that bears her name, challenged Smith College graduates Sunday to redefine the meaning of success and lead what she called “the third women’s revolution.” In her commencement …

Smith engineering students help solve run-off problem

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

When Smith College senior Monique Gagne can find the time to think past graduation, one image that comes to mind is a garden. Not the vegetable kind. As an engineer, she and a team this year sprouted plans …

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper shares stories of life in journalism during talk at Smith College

Monday, April 15, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Swimming with crocodiles in the Nile, interviewing the late Walter Cronkite and being sung to by Dr. Conrad Murray were among the many topics discussed during a lecture given Sunday night by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper …