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Jill S. Smith


Bowdoin College’s 15th annual Honors Day ceremony to recognize publicly the college-wide academic and extracurricular achievements of Bowdoin students and faculty was held May 11 in Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall.

Assistant Professor of German Jill S. Smith, recipient of the 2010 Sydney B. Karofsky Prize for Junior Faculty, gave a talk titled “Honor Among Thieves?” in which she used the construct of Bertolt Brecht’s Threepenny Opera, which she says, “demonstrates how quickly the façade of propriety can erode when human greed and anger take hold, and it thereby exposes the very notion of honorable behavior as a sham.”