Good Bones: Ciarán Brewster

Born in a small Irish town, Ciarán Brewster watched as five brothers immigrated to the U.S. When he was 16, his parents took him to New York; he was blown away. He came to the U.S. on a scholarship and discovered a passion for physical anthropology. His adventure-filled career, including being part of an expedition to Armenia where a 5,500-year old shoe (the oldest!) was discovered. Here at SMC, Ciarán is helping students fall in love with anthropology—and championing equity and inclusiveness. Read More

Lesa Terry

‘A Beautiful Day’ for a Violinist

Music Instructor Lesa Terry recreated her appearance on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” starring Tom Hanks. Read More

SMC Environmental Studies Staff

Climate Change: Be the Solution?

A marine biologist, a scientist-activist, a renewable energies professor, and a sustainability expert talk about how you can help save the planet. Read More

Daria Volynska

Art of Projection

SMC Theatre Arts student Daria Volynska, who is from Ukraine, had studied art her whole life. When a physical affliction hit, she was determined to not give her dreams up. Read More

Painting by Marc Trujillo

Bragging Rights

A book about loss and aging. A music professor lends her voice to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. A first show in Rome. A Corsair makes music as a Bruin. Read More

Michele Harrison

She Traveled & Learned: Michele Harrison

An administrative assistant reflects on the lessons learned when she taught English to schoolchildren over 7,000 miles away. Read More