Events

October 2019

Saturday 12 Oct

MFA Writing Program Alumni Festival

Multiple Locations

Open to the public

/ Saturday

All Day

All alumni of the MFA Writing Program, current MFA Writing students, and their guests are invited to campus for a full day of craft talks, conversations, generative sessions, and readings.

Women's Tennis vs St. Joseph's (Brooklyn)

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-4:00pm

Sunday 13 Oct

Softball vs Monroe (Double Header)

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Sunday

12:00pm-6:00pm

Monday 14 Oct

Fall Open House for Prospective Undergraduate Students

Barbara Walters Campus Center Rooms A, B, C

Open to the public

/ Monday

8:00am-4:00pm

Experience what it’s like to be a student at one of the most distinctive liberal arts and sciences colleges in the country!

The Colombian Puzzle: Or, How the Coffee Republic Became a Cocaine Nightmare

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Monday

1:00pm-2:30pm

How did Colombia, a nation that was praised as a showcase of modernization and representative democracy in Latin America, became the cocaine laboratory of the world with dire implications for hemispheric security?

Women's Soccer vs Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesday 15 Oct

Science Seminar Series: Integrating Science and Culture in Coastal Wetland Restoration

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:45pm-1:45pm

This talk examines research that challenges the traditional understanding of how wetlands are maintained and provides insight on new directions in wetland conservation and restoration practice.

Visual & Studio Arts Lecture Series: Bruce Pearson Artist Talk

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-2:30pm

Bruce Pearson makes distinctive and hypnotic works that push the limits of painting. Constructed on Styrofoam panels, his paintings are fields of sensuous color and intricately creviced surfaces, with visceral impact and optical effects.

Music Tuesdays: Mi-Won Kim & Bari Mort, Piano

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of piano four-hands music with pianists Mi-Won Kim and Bari Mort.

Suzanne Hoover on the Craft of Fiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

In this talk, writing faculty member Suzanne Hoover will explore the way irony is inescapable in our experience, and so must inform the way we read the world.

Wednesday 16 Oct

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh on the Craft of Writing

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This craft talk will focus on one of the most critical techniques for every creative writer, despite genre: making the reader pay attention!

Thursday 17 Oct

Women's Tennis vs York

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-9:00pm

The Writing Institute Presents: Wrexham Road Reading Series

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room C

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-8:30pm

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The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College is excited to announce our upcoming Wrexham Road Reading Series evening on Thursday, October 17th, at 6:30 pm. Five acclaimed and fascinating writers will read from their work and advance the college’s year-long dialogue around the theme, "E Pluribus Unum."

We hope you will plan to attend, hear from these important writers, join our Q&A, and enjoy the company of our writing community. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to all. Free parking is available in the adjoining lot.

Friday 18 Oct

Reparations for Germany’s Colonial Genocide in Southwest Africa (Namibia)

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Friday

9:30am-11:00am

Advocate Vekuii Rukoro, Paramount Chief of the Ovaherero, and Namibia’s first Attorney-General & Gaob Eduard Afrikaner, member of the Nama Traditional Leaders Association leadership, in conversation with Sarah Lawrence College Politics faculty member Elke Zuern.

Wednesday 23 Oct

Cattle, Guns, and Time at the India-Bangladesh Border

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:15pm-7:00pm

Malini Sur, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, teaches anthropology at Western Sydney University. Her research and teaching addresses three lines of inquiry: agrarian borders, urban space and environment.

Adam Nemett on the Craft of Writing

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Author Adam Nemett will read and discuss themes from his novel We Can Save Us All and share some insights from the zigzagging but all too common "post-MFA" process, including his experiences in film/TV and as creative director for History Factory, a specialty marketing agency focused on heritage-based storytelling.

Genetics Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Interested in learning more about genetic counseling and/or applying to the
Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College?

Please RSVP for our open house! At this event you'll take a campus tour and meet current faculty, directors, alumni, and students. You'll learn more about graduate study at Sarah Lawrence, particularly of the genetic counseling training program, and have an opportunity to ask questions of faculty and students. A light dinner will be served.

Questions? Please contact Assistant Program Director Janelle Villiers at 914-395-2605 or jvilliers@sarahlawrence.edu.

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Thursday 24 Oct

Nelly Reifler on the Craft of Fiction

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Author Nelly Reifler has taught in Sarah Lawrence's writing program since 2002.

Sydney Chaffee '05: Social Justice Belongs in Our Schools (2019 Wright Lecture)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:15pm-6:45pm

Sydney Chaffee '05 is a 9th grade humanities teacher, department chair, and instructional coach at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Dorchester, MA. As 2017 National Teacher of the Year, she has spoken to audiences around the world about the limitless power of teachers and students to change the world.

Friday 25 Oct

Family Weekend

Open to the public

/ Friday

All Day

We look forward to welcoming parents and families to campus for Family Weekend 2019!

Celebrate Sarah Lawrence!

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Friday

3:00pm-5:00pm

Join students, faculty, and staff for the third annual Celebrate Sarah Lawrence, a showcase of student and faculty work.

Saturday 26 Oct

Women's Soccer vs Manhattanville

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Sunday 27 Oct

Women's Basketball vs Queensborough Community College (Scrimmage)

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

12:00pm-2:00pm

Monday 28 Oct

The Culture of Dissent in Restoration England: "The Wonders of the Lord," presented by Dr. George Southcombe

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Monday

5:30pm-7:00pm

Dr. George Southcombe, director of the Sarah Lawrence College programme at Wadham College, Oxford, will discuss his new book, which offers a fresh and challenging approach to the understanding of those people that the confessional state of Restoration England had no prospect of silencing.

A Celebration of Gilberto Perez

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Monday

5:30pm-7:30pm

Join us for a discussion of Gilberto Perez’s final book, The Eloquent Screen: A Rhetoric of Film. James Harvey, film critic, and former Sarah Lawrence College faculty members Dan Kleinman and Malcolm Turvey will be in conversation, moderated by current Sarah Lawrence film history faculty member Michael Cramer, about Perez’s time as professor of Film History at Sarah Lawrence, his book, and his contributions to cinema scholarship.

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