Events

February 2020

Sunday 16 Feb

Kenneth Tam: The Glass Ceiling (Gallery Exhibition)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Heimbold Gallery

Open to the public

Kenneth Tam is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Queens, NY. His work often takes the form of video and sculpture and it's interested in reimagining the spaces and rituals that inform ideas about the male body and its performance. The work looks at ways in which hegemonic and normative forms of male subjectivity can be rearticulated to reveal spaces of intimacy vulnerability and even loss.

Tuesday 18 Feb

The Biological Implications of Altering Macromolecule Hydrophobicity (Science Seminar Series)

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:45pm-1:45pm

Dr. Casey Dougherty from Iona College leads a discussion on macromolecules as part of the Science Seminar Series.

Music Tuesday: Ulysses String Quartet

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Carmen Maria Machado on the Craft of Speculative Fiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

In this talk, we'll explore the craft of writing fiction that doesn't move—fiction contained in a single, discreet space as large as a house, and as small as a bed—and the implication it has for our understanding of gender, characterization, and plot. Stories discussed will include Angela Carter's "The Fall-River Axe Murders," Susan Glaspell's "A Jury of Her Peers," Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour," and Nancy Hale's "The Earliest Dreams."

Wednesday 19 Feb

Kenneth Tam: The Glass Ceiling (Visual & Studio Arts Lecture Series)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

4:00pm-6:00pm

Join us for Kenneth Tam's talk, part of the Visual & Studio Arts Lecture series.

Learn more about Kenneth Tam's The Glass Ceiling, on exhibit at the Heimbold Visual Arts Center Heimbold Gallery, January 21, 2020 to February 23, 2020.

Kenneth Tam: The Glass Ceiling (Visual & Studio Arts Lecture Series)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Screening Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

4:00pm-6:00pm

Carmen Maria Machado Speculative Fiction Reading

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Carmen Maria Machado's debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize. Her essays, fiction, and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Granta, Harper’s Bazaar, and elsewhere. She is the Writer in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Philadelphia with her wife.

Thursday 20 Feb

Translation Series: Sean Gaspar Bye

Bates Bates 203

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:30pm-7:00pm

The Translation Series returns with internationally recognized translator Sean Gaspar Bye talking about bringing The King of Warsaw by Szczepan Twardoch from Polish to English.

Pricing the Priceless in the Contemporary Art World: Screening of The Price of Everything & Panel Discussion

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:45pm-9:30pm

Emmy-nominated for Best Arts & Culture Documentary, The Price of Everything examines the role of art and artistic passion in today’s money-driven, consumer-based society—where everything can be bought and sold. Featuring collectors, dealers, auctioneers, and a rich range of artists, the film exposes deep contradictions as it holds a mirror up to contemporary values and times, coaxing out the dynamics at play in pricing the priceless. Following the screening, engage with a panel of art world insiders with Sarah Lawrence connections as they share their perspectives and experiences.

Saturday 22 Feb

Women's Basketball vs. Manhattanville

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:00pm-1:30pm

SLC Theatre Outreach presents A CELEBRATION OF OUR YOUTH ARTS JAMBOREE

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Men's Basketball vs. Manhattanville (Senior Day!)

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:00pm-4:00pm

Tuesday 25 Feb

Music Tuesday: Calvin Wiersma, Violin

PAC REI

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Wednesday 26 Feb

Confronting the Coronavirus and Global Epidemics: Epidemiologist and Virus Hunter Ian Lipkin ’74

Barbara Walters Campus Center Rooms A and B

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:30pm

As the world reacts to the proliferation of the novel coronavirus, the Sarah Lawrence Pre-Health Community Group and Pre-Health Program are thrilled to welcome back to campus alumnus and leading epidemiologist Dr. W. Ian Lipkin ’74 for an evening of conversation. Dr. Lipkin will focus on his current role helping China respond to the coronavirus, his experience identifying and combating viral outbreaks around the world, and how his Sarah Lawrence education helped connect his passions and forge a trailblazing career in the medical field.

Men's Volleyball vs. Mount Saint Vincent

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Thursday 27 Feb

Aracelis Girmay Poetry Reading

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Aracelis Girmay holds a BA from Connecticut College and an MFA from New York University. She is the author of Teeth, Kingdom Animalia, and The Black Maria.

Women’s Rights, Equity, and Representation in the Fine Arts (Women's History Colloquium)

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Released in 1972, Gerda Lerner edited Black Women in White America: A Documentary History, which chronicles 350 years of Black women's contributions to history, despite centuries of being enslaved and treated as property. It was one of the first books to detail the contributions of Black women in history. Revisiting this pioneering book, Tiffany LaTrice will discuss new methodologies to uncover, document, and write about Black women’s historical contributions and outline how she has leveraged her Women's History degree to champion stories, create programs and national movements around women's rights, equity, and representation in the fine art industry.

March 2020

Sunday 1 Mar

Music Concerts: Chamber Choir

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Sunday

5:00pm-6:30pm

Monday 2 Mar

What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man's Blues with Clifford Thompson (E Pluribus Unum Series)

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Essayist and creative nonfiction writer Clifford Thompson has taught writing at Sarah Lawrence College since 2016. His latest book, What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man's Blues, was released in November 2019, and forms the basis for this evening's discussion.

Tuesday 3 Mar

Big Data vs. Reading a Paper, Approaches to Discovering New Cancer Drugs (Science Seminar Series)

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:45pm-1:45pm

Our laboratory studies transcriptional regulation that governs the interaction between viral infection and the development of cancer. In doing so, we can identify protein regulators of genome organization and chromatin essential for cellular immortalization. This basic science forms the foundation for our translational approaches using small molecule inhibitors as potential interventions against virus-associated cancer. Basically, we study large data sets to connect changes in gene regulation with proteins that may ultimately be the target of novel therapeutic strategies. This sometimes works. More often than not, the approach usually fails. Sometimes, however, we ignore big data and discover new treatments by reading a single paper and connecting basic concepts. We’ll discuss examples of both approaches to discovering new cancer drugs.

Dead Poets Slam

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Sarah Peters (Visual and Studio Arts Lecture Series)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Photo of bronze sculpture entitled 'Charioteer' by Sarah PetersSarah Peters' sculptures draw from diverse iconographic influences: from Assyrian antiquities, Greco-Roman tragedy masks, Egyptian funerary figures, and Cypriotic portraits to early American folk art and early modernist figuration. Imagery of sex dolls, ventriloquist dummies, robots and aliens also come into play. Referencing antiquity and using the imagery of gods in a contemporary context enables her to explore themes ranging from power and authority to gender and psychology and allows her to question the politics of power and the authority of historical tradition.

Billy Lester: An Afternoon of Improvised Solo Piano

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

“Lester is a ‘musician’s musician’ and the kind of piano player that jazz fans love to discover: a quietly brilliant mind that has been building his own unique voice and sound for decades, just barely outside the jazz spotlight...Lester’s playing is gentle and probing, yet solid enough to carry strong melodic lines. It’s subtly transportive. Listening to it, you’ll find yourself getting swept away without even realizing you’re moving.” from Brian Zimmerman, JAZZIZ.

Wednesday 4 Mar

Sarah Lawrence Giving Day

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

12:01am-11:59pm

On March 4, join us in celebrating Sarah Lawrence Giving Day, our special 24-hour fundraising effort to support scholarships for talented students, resources for our esteemed faculty, and the College’s one-of-a-kind education.

Thursday 5 Mar

Dangerous “Passing”: Addie Hunton and Black Women’s Fight Against Disfranchisement in 1920s Virginia (Women's History Colloquium)

SLON Combo

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:30pm

In late October 1920, investigator Addie Hunton “hurr[ied] along” her report to NAACP chair Mary White Ovington. With only days to go before the November presidential election, there was no time to spare. The Nineteenth Amendment was now on the books, but registrars in Norfolk, Virginia were refusing Black women who tried to register to vote. These women feared white reprisals if they challenged the officials, yet they freely told their stories of rejection and humiliation to Hunton, an NAACP representative who had traveled in from New York and who spent less than 48 hours in town. Why did they share such dangerous stories with a total stranger? Liette Gidlow unwinds this mystery by delving deep into the archives to explore the many ways African American women in the Jim Crow South fought for voting rights after the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified. Her research finds that while a great many southern Black women were indeed disfranchised, a surprising number in fact succeeded in voting, and their successes, together with ceaseless agitation by those who remained disfranchised, transformed American politics for the next hundred years and ultimately helped elect Barack Obama, the nation’s first African American president.

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