Events

February 2020

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.

Friday 6 Mar

Sarah Lawrence Theatre Presents: Head Over Heels

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

​A fierce new musical comedy adaptation of Sir Philip Sidney's prose romance, The Arcadia, set to the music and lyrics of the iconic girl group, The Go-Go's.

Dance Performances Spring 2020

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:30pm-9:00pm

2020 Brendan Gill Lecture featuring Jill Lepore (E Pluribus Unum Event Series)

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Friday

8:00pm-10:00pm

Jill Lepore is a staff writer for The New Yorker, a Harvard University professor, and the author of the bestselling book These Truths: A History of the United States.

Saturday 7 Mar

Men's Volleyball Tri-Match vs. Purchase and Elizabeth Town College

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

11:00am-4:30pm

SLC Theatre presents: Head Over Heels Conceived and Written by Jeff Whitty; Adapted by James Magruder; Directed by Stephen Tyler Davis

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

3:00pm-5:00pm

​A fierce new musical comedy adaptation of Sir Philip Sidney's prose romance, The Arcadia, set to the music and lyrics of the iconic girl group, The Go-Go's.

Dance Performances Spring 2020

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Sunday 8 Mar

Westchester Chamber Soloists with SLC Choir

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Sunday

1:00pm-3:00pm

The Westchester Chamber Soloists, established in January 2020, is a newly-formed chamber orchestra focused on performing the concerto literature for all solo symphonic instruments and for piano, as well as other orchestral and selected vocal/choral works.
 
Tickets available through Eventbrite

Tuesday 10 Mar

Sarah Lawrence College Art of Teaching Film Series presents: No Small Matter

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:00pm-7:30pm

The Art of Teaching Program at Sarah Lawrence College invites you to join us for our 2020 Film Series featuring No Small Matter, a feature-length documentary film and national engagement campaign that brings public attention to this vital question by sharing powerful stories and stunning truths about the human capacity for early intelligence and the potential for quality early care and education to benefit America’s social and economic future.

After the documentary there will be a panel discussion on the importance of the early years! Light refreshments will be provided.

CANCELED: Screening and Discussion of Margarethe von Trotta’s Hannah Arendt

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-10:00pm

This evening's event has been canceled. It is likely to be rescheduled later in the semester, and we look forward to sharing details as they become available.

Tuesday 17 Mar

COVID-19 Update: All on-campus and athletics events, community programs, admission events, and external groups have been canceled for the spring semester. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus when we're able to do so safely.

Open to the public

In keeping with guidance from health department officials to minimize large group contact, all on-campus and athletic events, external groups, and community programs are canceled for the remainder of the spring semester.

Events for prospective and admitted students, such as campus tours, information sessions, and our Admitted Students Days, have also been canceled. Admitted students should keep an eye out for e-mails with information on ways to connect virtually with our community.

Please monitor the College's COVID-19 information site for the most up-to-date information during this rapidly evolving situation.

We look forward to welcoming our friends and neighbors back to campus when we are able to do so safely. In the meantime, as we practice social distancing, we hope that you’ll explore past college events through our various web and video archives.

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