Events

February 2018

Sunday 18 Feb

Men’s Volleyball vs. Lehman and TBD

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

11:00am-5:00pm

Monday 19 Feb

Summer Pre-College Programs Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Monday

1:00pm-2:00pm

Join us for an online information session to learn more about our summer program offerings for pre-college students.

Scott Calvin Lecture—Women In Physics: Beyond Curie

Titsworth Living Room

Open to the public

/ Monday

5:30pm-6:30pm

Former physics faculty member Scott Calvin will discuss his new book, Beyond Curie: Four Women in Physics and Their Remarkable Discoveries, 1903 to 1963.

Tuesday 20 Feb

Ben Lerner Craft of Fiction—Fiction as Curation

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

In this talk, we’ll consider how prose can absorb other media—poetry, visual art, etc.—as a method both of critique and characterization. How can we think of writing fiction as a curatorial art?

The Inaugural Year: Kyes Stevens MA ’99, MFA ’00 Lecture—Education in Prison (Lynd Colloquium)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:30pm-7:00pm

Kyes Stevens MA ’99, MFA ’00 is the founder and director of the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project at Auburn University, a program that serves 10 of the 15 major prisons in Alabama through pre-college and college classes. In 2016, through this program, the first Bachelor of Science degree for the Alabama prison system was launched. Stevens worked with colleagues across the country to build the foundation for the National Alliance for Higher Education in Prison and has also been involved in the development of a national organization to support artists who teach in corrections. In addition, with colleagues from around the country, Stevens met several times with members of the Obama administration at the White House to discuss the role of higher education in criminal justice reform. Stevens earned her MA in Women’s History and MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. She is a poet who was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Justice to teach poetry at the Talladega Federal Prison in 2001 and built APAEP from that experience. She has completed eight residencies at the Lillian E. Smith Center for Creative Arts in Clayton, GA and was a co-recipient of the first Lillian E. Smith Writer in Service award. She received the Auburn University Young Alumni Achievement Award in 2012 and an Auburn University Women of Distinction Award in 2010. She was the 2014 Alabama State Council on the Arts Literary Arts Fellowship recipient and, in 2016, was recognized as an Al.com Woman Who Shapes the State. She was also selected as a 2016 Southerner of the Year by Southern Living.

Wednesday 21 Feb

Ben Lerner Fiction Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Ben Lerner has received fellowships from the Fulbright, Guggenheim, and Mac Arthur Foundations, among many other honors.

Thursday 22 Feb

The Inaugural Year: Will Gibbons Lecture—Gamifying Classical Music and Classifying Game Music

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:15pm-6:30pm

Classical music is everywhere in video games. From early arcade classics, to obscure indie titles, to major franchises like BioShock and Civilization, soundtracks are full of classical work. World-renowned classical ensembles perform concerts of game music to sold-out audiences. But what do these combinations of art and entertainment reveal about the cultural value we place on these media? Can classical music ever be video-game music, and can game music ever be classical? By delving into the shifting and often contradictory cultural meanings that emerge when classical music meets video games, this talk explores instances where the lines between the “art” of classical music and the “entertainment” of video games is blurred.

The Writing Institute’s Wrexham Road Reading Series

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-8:30pm

Hosted by The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, the Wrexham Road Reading Series is proud to present Patty Yumi Cottrell, Michael J. Seidlinger, Heather Harpham, Ed Lin, and Daisy Khan.

Theatre Program Presents: Rebecca and Shoot, Don’t Talk

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Rebecca—Created by Christopher Nourse w/ensemble

Friday 23 Feb

Theatre Program Presents: Rebecca and Shoot, Don’t Talk

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Rebecca—Created by Christopher Nourse w/ensemble

Men’s Volleyball vs. John Jay

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday 24 Feb

Graduate Programs Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-2:00pm

Thank you for your interest in graduate study at Sarah Lawrence College! Please join us for an open house to learn more about our nine graduate programs and two dual degrees. All of our graduate programs are characterized by Sarah Lawrence’s strong emphasis on individual scholarship and intensive, collaborative work with members of the Sarah Lawrence faculty.

Men’s Volleyball vs. Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Theatre Program Presents: Rebecca and Shoot, Don’t Talk

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:00pm-4:00pm

Rebecca—Created by Christopher Nourse w/ensemble

Tuesday 27 Feb

Science Seminar Series—Dock to Dish: the future of sustainable seafood

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:30pm-1:30pm

A seminar given by Sean Barrett, Co-Founder of Dock to Dish.

Music Tuesday Presents: Cygnus Ensemble

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Music from Cygnus’ off-broadway show, “Sounding Beckett,” and other recent works by music faculty members composers Chester Biscardi & John Yannelli. Members of the Sarah Lawrence College Guitar Ensemble.

Theatre Program Presents First Look Reading Series: The Toilet of Poetry

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

A new play by current student Lizhi Chen.

Wednesday 28 Feb

Alice Truax Craft of Creative Nonfiction—Getting It Right: The Agony and Ecstasy of Revising, Editing, and Being Edited

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

In conversation with Daphne Merkin and James Atlas.

March 2018

Thursday 1 Mar

Red Umbrella Rights Film Screening and Q&A with Director Molly Merryman​

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Screening Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

4:00pm-5:50pm

Red Umbrella Rights is a film about sex worker rights that focuses on founders of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers and members of Bay Area Sex Worker Outreach Project (SWOP). This film uses the annual International Day to End Violence event to explore issues of sex workers’ rights, LGBTQ rights, and the targeting of sex workers in violent attacks. Featured in the documentary are significant LGBTQ and sex-positive activists including Carol Queen, Annie Sprinkle, and Carol Leigh (aka Scarlot Harlot), who famously coined the term “sex work.”

Friday 2 Mar

SSSF Live Auction

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Friday

12:30pm-2:30pm

The Students for Students Scholarships Fund (SSSF) Annual Live Auction is the longest running student-run auction in the country. All the proceeds will go directly to SSSF, which means more financial aid for students.

Saturday 3 Mar

The Inaugural Year: 20th Annual Women's History Conference: Democracy on the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the Global Challenge to Democratic Freedoms

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

8:30am-5:00pm

Events in the past decade seem to indicate that democracy in many parts of the world is in peril. In the United States, voter ID laws and extra legal tactics work to suppress voter turnout and political actors make decisions based on what might effect their re-election rather than what is best for their country. American distrust of government, and a growing sense of white resentment have widened divisions among an already fractured electorate, while racism and xenophobia seem to be growing. Moreover, Russian hackers appear to have weaponized racism in a way that affected the outcome of the US elections.

Monday 5 Mar

Brain Awareness Week: What we think, we become: A neuroscientist’s understanding: a lecture by Dr. Andre Fenton

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Monday

12:00pm-1:30pm

Memories are the imprints that experience leaves in the brain in defining knowledge, mental competence, and, in part, our individuality. In this lecture, Dr. Fenton will explain the biological basis of how experience alters brain function-breakthroughs that will eventually have a remarkable impact on our lives. 

Dr. Andre Fenton is a professor of Neural Science at New York University. He studies how brains store experiences as memories, and how the expression of knowledge activates information that is relevant without activating what is irrelevant. Dr. Fenton and colleagues identified PKMzeta as the first molecule that maintains the persistence of memories in the brain, a discovery recognized by Science Magazine as one of the 10 most important breakthroughs in all of science and technology published in 2006. André founded Bio-Signal Group Corp., which developed and commercialized an FDA-approved portable, wireless, and easy to use platform for obtaining medical quality EEGs for emergency medicine, sports, space exploration, and under served clinics in Africa.

Talk with Photographer Glen McClure

Library Electronic Classroom 2 ML102

Open to the public

/ Monday

5:30pm-6:30pm

Photographer and artist Glen McClure will give a talk about his current show featuring 14 portraits of shipyard workers. Exhibit runs from February 1-March 7.

Tuesday 6 Mar

Brain Awareness Week: Jessica Cloud ’18 Lecture—Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) at Sarah Lawrence College: An Introduction to Student-Accessible fMRI Techniques and Methodologies

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:30pm-1:30pm

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) is an essential methodology in the field of psychology and neurobiology, allowing researchers to visualize distinct neural correlates of behaviors and the ways in which neuronal networks interact during tasks. For undergraduates, however, this technology is often inaccessible, both in terms of understanding the techniques behind fMRI imaging and in utilizing fMRI images for research. Efforts of research groups across the country have helped to rectify this lack of access through online databases of fMRI images; access to these images allows for countless research opportunities in the areas of anxiety, epilepsy, vision loss, dementia/Alzheimer’s, adolescent/adult depression and anxiety, and others. Jessica Cloud ’18 will review ways in which undergraduates and other researchers without access to fMRI machinery can perform research using fMRI images and discuss ongoing cognition research at Sarah Lawrence College that utilizes these techniques.

Translation Series Workshop with Katrina Dodson

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

3:30pm-5:00pm

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