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Filmmaker and Philanthropist Abigail Disney to Visit Simmons College on April 9th

April 2, 2014

Simmons College is proud to host filmmaker, philanthropist and activist Abigail Disney as the College's 2014 Eileen Friars Leader-in-Residence. Ms. Disney will be the featured guest speaker in a public conversation taking place on Wednesday, April 9 at 11:30 a.m. in SOM 501. For more information about her visit to Simmons, please contact

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Join Us For A Panel Discussion and Screening of "Pray The Devil Back To Hell"

April 1, 2014

Join panelists Benjamin R. Cole, Dan Honig, Makeda Kamara and Benjamin J. Spatz for a special screening and panel discussion of Abigail Disney's Pray the Devil Back to Hell on April 7th at 6:30pm.

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Simmons College to Host "Healing the HeART" in Remembrance of Boston Marathon Tragedy

March 31, 2014

On April 15, 2014 at 6pm in the Linda K. Paresky Center, members of the New England Philharmonic, the Colleges of the Fenway Chorus and COF Jazz Band Combo, and various Simmons College performative groups will come together for a community celebration through the healing power of art and music in remembrance of the Boston Marathon Tragedy.

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Mary Ellen Iskenderian Presents "There's Nothing Micro about One Billion Women"

March 3, 2014

On Tuesday, March 25th at 5:00pm, Mary Ellen Iskenderian will present the Spring Warburg Lecture, There's Nothing Micro about One Billion Women.

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StreetSafe Boston and Mothers for Justice and Equality Speak to Simmons Students

October 18, 2013

On October 16th, Simmons World Challenge (SWC) Coordinator Ben Cole and SWC faculty Hugo Kamya and Kathy Wisser welcomed representatives from StreetSafe Boston and Mothers for Justice and Equality to discuss the realities of urban and gang violence in Boston.

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Simmons College Student Wins Top Undergraduate Prize at 15th Annual TECHCON Conference

October 15, 2013

Simmons College student Kris McDonough (B.S. Chemistry and Physics, '13) took first prize in the Undergraduate Research Competition at the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) 15th Annual TECHCON conference held in Austin, Texas.

McDonough presented his research, "Evaluation of the Photodimerization of 4 Vinyl Thymine Ammonium Chloride Polymers and Copolymers Induced by Ultraviolet Light," under the direction of Debora Martino, Rich Gurney & Nancy Lee. His impressive work garnered the Intel provided Lenovo Yoga top prize. Nina Chen (Chemistry, '15) also attended the conference.

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Applications for the 2014 Simmons World Challenge Are Now Available

September 23, 2013

Applications for the 2014 Simmons World Challenge are now available!

Simmons World Challenge (SWC) is a program exclusively for sophomores and is designed to empower students with the knowledge and skill set necessary to tackle social problems facing local, national and global communities. This is a student-led experience where you will work in teams, with support from faculty, community partners and special guests, to collaboratively design an actionable solution to a pressing social issue.

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Simmons Sends Three Teams to Clinton Global Initiative University Conference

April 30, 2013

Associate Professor Mindell Nitkin led three teams of Simmons students to the Clinton Global Initiative University Conference in St. Louis.

In order to attend the conference, attendees must make a Commitment to Action in either Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, or Public Health.

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Economics Department Hosts 13th Annual Student-Alumnae Networking Dinner

March 22, 2013

On March 21, 2013, the Economics Department welcomed 43 alumnae and 35 students to the 13th annual Economics Student-Alumnae Networking Dinner. Attendees came from diverse fields of expertise, including entrepreneurship, management consulting, investment finance, banking, law, nonprofit development and government administration.

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