Events

May 2018

Tuesday 1 May

Science Seminar Series—Senior Thesis Presentation: Hagerah Malik ’18

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:30pm-1:30pm

The Inaugural Year: Christine Desan Lecture—As Mainstream as the Mail: Re-Imagining Money, From Theory to (Postal) Practice

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

The Bitcoin boom attests to the deep public capacity to re-imagine money. Money runs through our lives in countless ways, a currency of value that denominates the work we perform and the property we own, the savings we put aside for those we love and the contributions we make towards the public sphere. If we can reconceive money, we can revise an elemental medium that relates people to each other, to those in authority, and to those across borders. The trick is not, however, inventing a crypto-currency, isolated from governance and immune from human interpretation. It is to understand and remake money as it exists at the core of political and economic life.

Music Tuesday Presents: Baroque Ensemble, Carsten Schmidt

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

30th Semi-Annual Science Poster Session

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Come celebrate science and mathematics at Sarah Lawrence College! Dozens of students will be showing off posters of their conference work from biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, and psychology. Bronxville High School students will also be presenting posters. Food will be provided. All are welcome.

SLAC Films: The Incredibles

Outdoor Spaces South Lawn

Not open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-10:00pm

SLAC Films

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Not open to the public

/ Tuesday

8:00pm-11:00pm

Wednesday 2 May

Leslie Jamison Creative Nonfiction Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Leslie Jamison is the author of The Recovering and The Empathy Exams, both New York Times bestsellers, as well as a novel, The Gin Closet. Her work has appeared in Harper's, The Atlantic, Oxford American, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The New York Times Magazine, where she is a contributing writer. She directs the graduate nonfiction program at Columbia University.

Thursday 3 May

Leslie Jamison Craft of Creative Nonfiction—Compassion and Confession

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Leslie Jamison will discuss her work as a writer who brings together personal, critical, and journalistic approaches, who writes her own life alongside the lives of others. She will discuss writing about a variety of subjects, including long distance runners, prison inmates, whale fanatics, and medical patients. What are the moral complexities of writing other peoples’ lives? She will discuss the obligations a writer might feel towards her subjects—the interplay between guilt and affection, between care and skepticism. What does it mean to confess the self—in all its quandaries and questions—inside a piece of reportage? How does a piece work differently when it includes reported material alongside deeply personal reflections—when we sense the reporter as a deeply emotional and subjective presence with a story of her own?

Summer Programs for Pre-College Students Online Information Session

Slonim Library

Open to the public

/ Thursday

3:30pm-4:30pm

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

The Writing Institute's Spring Student Reading & End-of-Year Celebration

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-8:30pm

The Writing Institute’s Spring Student Reading & End-of-Year Celebration honors the efforts of our teachers and writing students throughout the past year. Learn more about our writing community, hear stories from students, and ask teachers questions about your own work and this summer’s classes. Don’t miss this chance to be a part of the ongoing sense of accomplishment that our students enjoy and be inspired in your own writing endeavors.

Friday 4 May

Spring Open Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Friday

6:00pm-7:30pm

Saturday 5 May

Senior Recital—Larson Miller, voice

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:00pm-3:30pm

Theatre Outreach Presents: “Dear Natalie, the Moon is Round”

Center for the Urban River at Beczak Main Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:30pm-4:15pm

SLAC Etc. 80’s Zumba

Outdoor Spaces North Lawn

Not open to the public

/ Saturday

2:30pm-5:00pm

Senior Recital—KG

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Sunday 6 May

Senior Recital—Willem Vorster, piano

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Sunday

2:00pm-3:30pm

The Writing Institute presents Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellowship Celebration

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Sunday

2:00pm-5:00pm

Join us to celebrate the recipients of the Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellowship and get a sense of what it's like to be a part of The Writing Institute community!

Senior Recitals—Jessica Krainchich and Alexis Mendez, voice

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Sunday

5:00pm-6:30pm

Monday 7 May

DAPS Meeting

Bates Meeting Room

Not open to the public

/ Monday

12:30pm-1:30pm

The Diversity and Activism Programming Subcommittee of Student Life meets weekly to plan and implement diversity and social justice events on campus.

Samo Matiko Lecture—The State of Education in Tanzania

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Not open to the public

/ Monday

5:30pm-7:00pm

Join us to hear more about the current state of education in Tanzania. The talk will be given by Mr. Samo Matiko, a native Tanzanian who has been working at Mainsprings’ Joseph and Mary School since 2010. He will compare the traditional methods of teaching to those used within the Joseph and Mary School and exploring what needs to change for the country as it moves forward.

Jazz Instrumental Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Tuesday 8 May

Glass “I”s: A Brief Anatomy—Suzanne Buffam on the Craft of Poetry

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

All literary “I”s are made of glass. No matter how naturalistic they appear—how convincing they may be to the naked eye, that is—they are as synthetic as Colombo’s right eye. With brief digressions into ophthalmologic curiosities, this talk will be an illustrated anatomy of three varieties of literary “I”s.

Open Studios Opening Reception

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

3:00pm-5:00pm

Jazz Vocal Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Will The Real Slim-Shady Please Stand Up?, Nothing, or the 10 Most Hauntingly Beautiful Songs of 2017

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:30pm-9:00pm

TedX meets A Chorus Line meets That 70’s Show meets Saturday Night Live meets Dance Moms, Raja Feather Kelly and the students of the Sarah Lawrence College Performance Project explore pop-culture and current cultural phenomena and have built a performance that combines, deconstructs, and reimagines dance, stand-up comedy, and devised theatre.

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