Events

May 2019

Tuesday 14 May

Visual and Studio Arts Exhibition and Open Studios—Barbara Walters Gallery Opening Reception

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

3:00pm-5:00pm

April 2019

Tuesday 2 Apr

Shahpour Pouvant—Barbara Walters Gallery Opening Reception

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

4:00pm-6:00pm

Music Tuesday: Faculty Concert

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

March 2019

Tuesday 12 Mar

Difference In Dialogue: Religious Pluralism

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Part of our Difference in Dialogue yearlong event series, this moderated panel discussion will be an exploratoin of the intersections of religious belief and democratic ideals.

Thursday 7 Mar

Art of Teaching Graduate Program 2018-2019 Film Series: Backpack Full of Cash by Sarah Mondale

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:00pm-7:00pm

The Educational Film Series aims to show current films that broaden our understandings of schools, highlight current issues in education, and spark discussion and dialogue. Documentary films by emerging and well-known filmmakers are screened, followed by small group discussion and Q&A with the filmmaker, Sarah Lawrence faculty, and other guests. The films are free and open to the public.

February 2019

Thursday 21 Feb

Keisha Blain Lecture (Women’s History Colloquium)

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday 9 Feb

Women's Basketball vs. Pratt

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Wednesday 6 Feb

Women's Basketball vs. Mount Saint Mary

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

8:00pm-10:00pm

Men's Basketball vs. Mount Saint Mary

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Tuesday 5 Feb

Visual and Studio Arts Lecture Series: Jen Liu

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:15pm

Sunday 3 Feb

Women's Basketball vs. Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

3:00pm-5:00pm

Men's Basketball vs. Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

1:00pm-3:00pm

January 2019

Thursday 31 Jan

Men's Basketball vs. Farmingdale State College

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

8:00pm-10:00pm

Women's Basketball vs. Farmingdale State College

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Tuesday 22 Jan

Pre-College Summer Programs Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

4:00pm-5:00pm

Learn more about Sarah Lawrence College's summer programs for pre-college students!

Saturday 19 Jan

Women's Basketball vs Purchase

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

3:00pm-5:00pm

Men's Basketball vs Purchase

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Friday 18 Jan

Men's & Women's Swim vs. Staten Island

Campbell Sports Center Pool A/B

Open to the public

/ Friday

3:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday 12 Jan

Men's Basketball vs Maritime

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

3:00pm-5:00pm

Saturday 5 Jan

Women's Basketball vs Old Westbury

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

3:00pm-5:00pm

Men's Basketball vs Old Westbury

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

December 2018

Monday 31 Dec

Women's Basketball vs Trinity

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Monday

12:00pm-2:00pm

Wednesday 19 Dec

Winter Commencement

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:30pm-6:30pm

Winter Commencement celebrates students completing their degree requirement in Fall 2018.

Monday 17 Dec

Sarah Lawrence College Music Presents: Jazz Instrumental Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Sunday 16 Dec

Sarah Lawrence College Dance Presents: Winter Performances, Program B

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Sunday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Featuring choreographic works by Julie Mondrick, Kate Shugar, Katie Labadie, Lu Shirley Dai, Marie Zvosec, Nadia Hannan, and Sarae Garcia.

Sarah Lawrence College Dance Presents: Winter Performances, Program A

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Sunday

2:00pm-3:30pm

Featuring choreographic works by Allie Zenwirth, Amanda Hameline, Hank Bamberger, Ingrid Dehler-Seter, Koko Tete-Rosenthal, and Shaelyn Casey.

Saturday 15 Dec

Sarah Lawrence College Dance Presents: Winter Performances, Program B

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Featuring choreographic works by Julie Mondrick, Kate Shugar, Katie Labadie, Lu Shirley Dai, Marie Zvosec, Nadia Hannan, and Sarae Garcia.

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: The Blacker ~ The Bärry

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-10:00pm

An irreverent exploration playfully examining the life-altering space between artists, activists, politicians, leaders, heroes and saints.

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: The Blacker ~ The Bärry

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

3:00pm-5:00pm

An irreverent exploration playfully examining the life-altering space between artists, activists, politicians, leaders, heroes and saints.

Friday 14 Dec

Sarah Lawrence College Dance Presents: Winter Performances, Program A

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Featuring choreographic works by Allie Zenwirth, Amanda Hameline, Hank Bamberger, Ingrid Dehler-Seter, Koko Tete-Rosenthal, and Shaelyn Casey.

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: The Blacker ~ The Bärry

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

An irreverent exploration playfully examining the life-altering space between artists, activists, politicians, leaders, heroes and saints.

 

Sarah Lawrence College Music Presents: African Classics

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

A performance ensemble focused on a wide range of musical styles that emerged in the second half of the 20th century in various regions of Africa.

Thursday 13 Dec

Gamelan Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: The Blacker ~ The Bärry

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

An irreverent exploration playfully examining the life-altering space between artists, activists, politicians, leaders, heroes and saints. Taking inspiration from MLK's Poor People's March and Barack Obama's presidency, we ask the musical question: is resurrection via art riskier than death via politics?

 

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

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-9:00pm

Join the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College and its community of writers for a student reading and end-of-year potluck celebration!

31st Semi-Annual Science Poster Session

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

The 30th semi-annual Science & Mathematics Poster Session, hosted by the Division of Science and Mathematics.

Graduate Studies Info Session in NYC

Off Campus The 23rd Street Center: 116 W. 23rd Street, 5th fl

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:30pm

Please join us for an Information Session to learn more about our graduate programs and life as a graduate student at Sarah Lawrence College. Meet the Director of Graduate Admissions at:

Nauman’s Skin: A Lecture by Jeremy Melius

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:15pm-7:00pm

On the occasion of a major new retrospective of his work, this lecture seeks to account for two of American artist Bruce Nauman’s earliest and most abiding preoccupations: the vulnerable surfaces of the human body, and the potential, by turns grim and exhilarating, for modern technologies to serve as "extensions of man."

Garth Risk Hallberg, Craft of Fiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Author Garth Risk Hallberg is a faculty member in the MFA Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence College.

 

Today: Wednesday 12 Dec

Pre-College Summer Programs Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

4:00pm-5:00pm

Learn more about Sarah Lawrence College's summer programs for pre-college students!

Monday 10 Dec

Voice Recital

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Monday

5:00pm-7:00pm

American Religious Mythmaking: A Symposium

Bates Meeting Room

Open to the public

/ Monday

12:30pm-5:00pm

A day-long series of events presented by the students of Religion 3064.

Sunday 9 Dec

Senior Recital: David Gobris

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Sunday

3:00pm-5:00pm

A show by senior David Gobris incorporating music, dance, imagery, poetry, and recorded electronics.

Women's Basketball vs CCNY

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

3:00pm-5:00pm

Men's Basketball vs. Lehman College

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Friday 7 Dec

Open Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Friday

6:00pm-8:00pm

A music program showcase highlighting student performers. Refreshments to follow.

Thursday 6 Dec

Men's Basketball vs St. Joseph's College Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Barbara Walters Gallery Exhibition: Jenny Perlin

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Thursday

10:00am-4:00pm

Jenny Perlin is an artist working in Brooklyn. Her practice in 16mm film, video and drawing works with and against the documentary tradition, incorporating innovative stylistic techniques to emphasize issues of truth, misunderstanding, and personal history.

Wednesday 5 Dec

Diane Seuss Poetry Reading

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:30pm

Diane Seuss's most recent collection, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, was released in 2018 by Graywolf Press.

The Legacies and Practices of Surrealism in Contemporary American Poetry: A Lecture by Dr. Cassandra Cleghorn

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

The focus of this session will be the making of readings and new work: we will analyze and appreciate select contemporary U.S. "surrealist" poems, and we will generate new writing of our own.

Tuesday 4 Dec

Women's Basketball vs Mount Saint Vincent

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Diane Seuss Craft of Poetry: Le Freak, C'est Chic: Freaking the Sonnet

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

How might formal improvisation serve as an act of both homage and individuation, as a touchstone that holds us up as we travel deeper and deeper into our freakish originality?

Music Tuesday: The Ying Quartet and Martin Goldray

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

The Ying Quartet is the first visiting ensemble of the Jean Wentworth Music Residency, established by the Wentworth family in memory of revered concert pianist and music faculty member emerita Jean Wentworth.

Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico (Book Discussion)

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Alyshia Galvez will discuss her new book, Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico.

Sunday 2 Dec

Wall to Wall Chamber Music and Chamber Choir (Student Ensembles)

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Sunday

4:00pm-6:00pm

Saturday 1 Dec

Graduate Program Open House on Campus

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-2:00pm

Join us for an Open House to learn about our graduate programs, characterized by Sarah Lawrence’s strong emphasis on individual scholarship and intensive collaborative work with faculty.

November 2018

Thursday 29 Nov

Women's Basketball vs Merchant Marine

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Tony Tulathimutte Craft of Fiction: The First Draft

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

In this colloquium, we'll talk about getting to the end of a first draft, the common misconceptions about the writing process that keep you from being productive, how to determine the best conditions for your writing, and getting unstuck on a project in process. Then we'll end with an exercise designed to prove writers' block doesn't exist.

"The Filmmaker and the Filmed: Treading Softly and Engendering Trust:" Lecture & Screening

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Screening Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

10:00am-11:30am

Documentary filmmaker Jan Krawitz will screen her films Styx, Mirror Mirror, and Big Enough (excerpts) and talk about her production process and the implicit contract between the filmmaker and her subjects.

Tuesday 27 Nov

Men's Basketball vs St. Joseph's L.I.

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Visual Arts Lecture Series: Jenny Perlin

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Screening Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:30pm

Jenny Perlin's practice in 16mm film, video, and drawing works with and against the documentary tradition, incorporating innovative stylistic techniques to emphasize issues of truth, misunderstanding, and personal history.

Music Tuesday: Curtis McMurtry ’13, Country/Folk

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Saturday 17 Nov

Men's & Women's Swim vs. St. Joseph's College Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Pool A/B

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:30pm-5:30pm

Graduate Program Open House: MFA in Writing

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-2:00pm

At this open house, you'll meet with members of the Graduate Writing community and take a campus tour as well.

Friday 16 Nov

Screening of Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

5:30pm-7:30pm

The Refugee Solidarity Group presents Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America, a documentary featuring Moises Serrano '18 and his experience growing up in North Carolina. The film screening will be followed by a Skype discussion with Moises.

Thursday 15 Nov

Graduate Studies Info Session in NYC

Off Campus The 23rd Street Center: 116 W. 23rd Street, 5th fl

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:30pm

Please join us for an Information Session to learn more about our graduate programs and life as a graduate student at Sarah Lawrence College. Meet the Director of Graduate Admissions at:

Wednesday 14 Nov

Documentary Filmmaking & Preconceptions of Place: Lecture & Screening

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Screening Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Jonathan Rattner, assistant professor of Cinema & Media Arts and Art at Vanderbilt University, will screen recent short films and talk about his artistic practice as a filmmaker.

Pre-College Summer Programs Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

4:00pm-5:00pm

Learn more about Sarah Lawrence College's summer programs for pre-college students!

Kate Knapp Johnson, Craft of Poetry: The Prose Poem

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

"What is poetry and if you know what poetry is what is prose." Gertrude Stein

Tuesday 13 Nov

Barbara Walters Gallery Opening Reception: Jenny Perlin

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:00pm-6:30pm

Jenny Perlin is an artist working in Brooklyn. Her practice in 16mm film, video and drawing works with and against the documentary tradition, incorporating innovative stylistic techniques to emphasize issues of truth, misunderstanding, and personal history. Her projects look closely at ways in which social machinations are reflected in the smallest fragments of daily life. In her films, Perlin often combines handwritten text and drawn images, embracing the technical quirks of analog technologies.

Catherine Lacey, Craft of Speculative Fiction: Everything is Metaphor

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

What can a writer learn from a cult deprogrammer, vaccinations, card castles, German Elecktro, mime techniques, dogs, the saxophone, and Mixed Martial Arts? More than one might think.

Music Tuesday: Faculty Concert

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Saturday 10 Nov

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Rover

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-9:00pm

The Sarah Lawrence College theatre program is pleased to present Rover, a faculty production.

Thursday 8 Nov

Jane Manning Lecture (Women's History Colloquium)

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Art of Teaching Graduate Program 2018-2019 Film Series: Paper Tigers by James Redford and Karen Pritzker

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:00pm-7:00pm

The Educational Film Series aims to show current films that broaden our understandings of schools, highlight current issues in education, and spark discussion and dialogue. Documentary films by emerging and well-known filmmakers are screened, followed by small group discussion and Q&A with the filmmaker, SLC faculty, or other guests. The films are free and open to the public.

Wednesday 7 Nov

Wyatt Mason, Craft of Nonfiction: On Description: What it Means to Write Things Down

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

How do you choose details of the lived world to include in your writing? What does a reader need to experience, on the page, in order to experience what the writer imagines? And how, anyway, do you actually put those things into a sequence of words that will draw attention not merely to the words themselves but to the hidden things they hope to evoke? These are among the harrowing questions a writer faces when the page is blank, and which we will consider together.

Tuesday 6 Nov

Genetic Counseling Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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 join us for an open house!

Julia Slavin, Craft of Speculative Fiction: Writing Outside the Known World

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Eco fabulism, magic realism, just a bit strange, just a bit off.  Ezra Pound said, "Make it new."  If character is destiny, then destiny is necessarily odd.  

Music Tuesday: Faculty Concert

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Marjorie Senechal Lecture (Science Seminar Series)

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:45pm-1:45pm

The Science Seminar Series presents current research in the natural sciences, mathematics, and related topics by guest speakers as well as Sarah Lawrence students and faculty. Talks are aimed at our undergraduate audience but all are welcome to attend.

Saturday 3 Nov

Men's Basketball vs Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:00pm-2:00pm

Friday 2 Nov

Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics Application Webinars

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Friday

5:00pm-6:00pm

Learn about the admissions process for the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics  at Sarah Lawrence College.

Thursday 1 Nov

Domenica Ruta—Craft of Nonfiction: The Worst Advice

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

In a spirit of honesty, vulnerability and humor, we will look at the supposed rules and advice we’ve received for writing and dispel the mythology of the precious artist of the singular path.

Visual & Studio Arts Lecture Series: Painting & Drawing: Julia Jacquette

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Large Critique Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

11:00am-1:00pm

Julia Jacquette is an American artist based in New York City and Amsterdam.

October 2018

Tuesday 30 Oct

Difference In Dialogue: Between Violence and Peace: Land Struggles and Internal Migrants in Colombia

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:30pm-7:00pm

From different disciplinary perspectives, this panel will explore the social tensions and political fractures that underpinned a 50-year conflict between the Colombian state and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia that have far from subsided despite a cease fire and peace agreement.

Mitchell Jackson, Craft of Fiction: Repetition as Philosophy, Voice, Structure

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

“Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose,” famously wrote Gertrude Stein. Stein is just one of the many writers who have employed repetition to myriad memorable effects in their  writing. But is repetition simply repeating a word or a phrase or a sentence or a structural element? In our session, we will examine repetition as both a philosophical and craft approach.

Music Tuesday: Bennett Lerner, Pianist

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Saturday 27 Oct

Memorial Celebration for Rose Anne Thom

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Saturday

3:00pm-5:00pm

Please join Sarah Lawrence College and its Dance Program as we celebrate Rose Anne Thom’s decades long dedication and devotion to her students and colleagues, and the depth and consistency of her influence on the community.

Women's Basketball vs Green Mountain College

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Wednesday 24 Oct

Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics Application Webinars

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

9:00pm-10:00pm

Learn about the admissions process for the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics  at Sarah Lawrence College.

Women's Soccer vs. St. Joseph's College Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

From Tongue to Tongue: Recent Works in Translation (Babel Lecture Series)

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:30pm-7:00pm

A reading with commentary by Suzanne Jill Levine, introducing new fiction by Cristina Rivera Garza and Guadalupe Nettel.

Men's Soccer vs. St. Joseph's College Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

4:45pm-6:45pm

Joshua Bennett—Four Horses: Pursuing the Animal in Black Poetics

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Dr. Joshua Bennett is an Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth College, and a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. He is the author of The Sobbing School (Penguin, 2016)—a National Poetry Series selection and finalist for an NAACP Image Award—as well as Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man, which is forthcoming from Harvard University Press. Penguin Books will publish his second collection of poems, OWED, in 2020.

Tuesday 23 Oct

Friends of the College: The State of the College and the Landscape of Higher Education, with President Cristle Collins Judd

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-8:30pm

President Cristle Collins Judd will discuss the value of the liberal arts, the role of arts and humanities in civil society, and the pressing issues facing higher education today.

Monday 22 Oct

New York State Legislative Candidate Forum

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:15pm-9:00pm

Be informed—hear the candidates discuss the issues. Audience questions welcome.

 

Saturday 20 Oct

Men's & Women's Swim vs. Queensborough Comm. College

Campbell Sports Center Pool A/B

Open to the public

/ Saturday

3:00pm-6:00pm

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Pride & Prejudice

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

3:00pm-5:00pm

The Sarah Lawrence College Theatre program is pleased to present Pride & Prejudice by Kate Hamill (from Jane Austen).

Graduate Programs Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-2:00pm

Join us for an Open House to learn about our graduate programs, characterized by Sarah Lawrence’s strong emphasis on individual scholarship and intensive collaborative work with faculty. 

Friday 19 Oct

Women’s Volleyball vs. CCNY

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Pride & Prejudice

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

The Sarah Lawrence College Theatre program is pleased to present Pride & Prejudice by Kate Hamill (from Jane Austen).

 

Thursday 18 Oct

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Pride & Prejudice

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

The Sarah Lawrence College Theatre program is pleased to present Pride & Prejudice by Kate Hamill (from Jane Austen).

 

Wrexham Road Reading Series

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-9:00pm

The Writing Institute's Wrexham Road Reading Series brings together writers from within and outside the Sarah Lawrence College community to share their work. 

Women's Soccer vs. Purchase

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Thursday

4:30pm-6:30pm

This match will be held at Fleming Field in Yonkers.

Vivian Gornick, Craft of Nonfiction: On Re-Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Memoirist and personal essayist Vivian Gornick will read from and discuss her current work-in-progress, a book on re-reading.

Wednesday 17 Oct

Women's Soccer vs. Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Genetic Counseling 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 join us for an open house!

Study Abroad Meetings: Summer in Berlin

Swinford Swinford 102

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:30pm-6:30pm

Michael Klein—One World Falls Into The Other: When Poetry Makes Prose

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Gary Snyder was once asked what the difference was between poetry and prose.  His answer:  "You can't force poetry".  Is his implication then, that prose is a more self-conscious form of sentence making?  I don't necessarily agree with Snyder's assessmentparticularly when it comes to resultswhich for me mean nothing less than creating writing that records the engagement with the beauty and terrible beauty of the worldevident in people, in animals, in inner living, in disease, in adversity, in redemption and when praise lifts up the object of desire.

Tuesday 16 Oct

Men's Soccer vs. Old Westbury

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Difference in Dialogue: Women Running for Office

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:30pm-8:00pm

Part of our yearlong Difference in Dialogue event series, this moderated panel discussion will feature women leaders exploring the importance of civic engagement locally and beyond.

Study Abroad Meeting: Summer in Florence

Swinford Swinford 102

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:30pm-6:30pm

From Political Revolutionaries to Cultural Missionaries: Dance and Dancers in Modern Germany, A Lecture by Jacalyn Carley

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:25pm

Jacalyn Carley, on-site director of Sarah Lawrence's Summer Arts in Berlin program, will talk about dance in Germany today.

 

Kenneth Something: Craft of Poetry

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

National Slam Champion, organizer, activist, educator, and author Kenneth Something will discuss poetry as a tool for social justice or the art of "artivism."

Music Tuesday: Classical Guitar

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Sunday 14 Oct

Women’s Tennis vs Staten Island

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Sunday

12:00pm-4:00pm

Saturday 13 Oct

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Smart People

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

3:00pm-4:45pm

Looking at our various neurological and biological responses to race, Smart People follows four people who struggle to make real, genuine connections with one another when confronted with their own biases and assumptions.

Friday 12 Oct

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Smart People

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:45pm

Looking at our various neurological and biological responses to race, Smart People follows four people who struggle to make real, genuine connections with one another when confronted with their own biases and assumptions.

Celebrate Sarah Lawrence

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Friday

4:00pm-6:00pm

Celebrate Sarah Lawrence will showcase student and faculty work in multiple areas both inside and outside the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. 

 

Thursday 11 Oct

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Smart People

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:45pm

Looking at our various neurological and biological responses to race, Smart People follows four people who struggle to make real, genuine connections with one another when confronted with their own biases and assumptions.

Study Abroad Meetings: Oxford program

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:30pm-7:00pm

Art of Teaching Graduate Program 2018-2019 Film Series: On the Way to School by Marie-Claire Javoy and Pascal Plisson

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:00pm-7:00pm

The Educational Film Series aims to show current films that broaden our understandings of schools, highlight current issues in education, and spark discussion and dialogue. Documentary films by emerging and well-known filmmakers are screened, followed by small group discussion and Q&A with the filmmaker, Sarah Lawrence faculty, and other guests. The films are free and open to the public.

Sarah McCarry—Grief lessons: Writing against despair

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

We'll talk about grief, monsters, climate catastrophe, and why making work matters in a world that feels futureless.

Wednesday 10 Oct

Women's Soccer vs. St. Joseph's (L.I.)

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Study Abroad Meeting: Non Sarah Lawrence Study Abroad Programs

Swinford Swinford 102

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:30pm-6:30pm

Tuesday 9 Oct

J. Robert Lennon—Some Important Third People

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Young fiction writers often rely on the first person to establish voice, express character, and give the reader a feeling of intimacy with the narrative. But the third person can do all these things, and more. This talk will be a primer on the use of the third person, with advice on using the third limited and changing point of view, and establishing the relationships between the character and narrator and the narrator and author. Examples from familiar literature will be provided.

Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics Application Webinars

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:00pm-2:00pm

Learn about the admissions process for the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics  at Sarah Lawrence College.

Monday 8 Oct

Fall Open House for Prospective Undergraduate Students

Outdoor Spaces South Lawn

Open to the public

/ Monday

8:00am-2:50pm

Experience what it’s like to be a student at one of the most distinctive liberal arts and sciences colleges in the country. Fall Open House gives prospective students and their families the opportunity to participate in faculty-taught model classes, tour campus and dorms, meet with current students and faculty, speak with Financial Aid and Admission staff, and learn all about Sarah Lawrence and selective college admission.

Sunday 7 Oct

Women’s Volleyball vs. Old Westbury and Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

11:00am-5:00pm

Saturday 6 Oct

Women’s Tennis vs. Farmingdale State College

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:00pm-4:00pm

Friday 5 Oct

Women’s Volleyball vs. Cooper Union

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday 4 Oct

Genetic Counseling Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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 join us for an open house!

Graduate Studies Info Session in NYC

Off Campus The 23rd Street Center: 116 W. 23rd Street, 5th fl

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:30pm

Please join us for an Information Session to learn more about our graduate programs and life as a graduate student at Sarah Lawrence College.

 

Voices From the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement with Mark Warren

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:30pm-7:00pm

Sociologist, author, and professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs, Mark R. Warren will discuss his new book, Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out!, and the need for a grassroots movement to transform public education.

Study Abroad Meetings: Paris program

Swinford Swinford 102

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:30pm-6:30pm

Study Abroad Meetings 2018-2019: Advanced Studies in England

Swinford Swinford 200

Open to the public

/ Thursday

12:30pm-1:30pm

Wednesday 3 Oct

Women’s Volleyball vs. Mount Saint Vincent

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Study Abroad Meetings: Leeds program

Swinford Swinford 102

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:30pm-6:30pm

Wesley Brown—Fiction and the Art of Not Knowing

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

The artist, Robert Rauschenberg, once said: “I usually work in a direction until I know how to do it; then I stop. For Rauschenberg, the artist is engaged in an ongoing struggle against what he or she knows how to do. Any creative person, whether they consider themselves an artist or not, is always attempting to discover something unknown. And once making a discovery, they try to create new problems to complicate or challenge what they’ve found out. In my talk on what I call—the art of know knowing—I will discuss how the unknown is revealed in the story, “Awaiting Orders” by Tobias Wolff.

Study Abroad Meetings: Shanghai program

Swinford Swinford 200

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

12:30pm-1:30pm

Tuesday 2 Oct

Men's Soccer vs. Mount Saint Mary College

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Study Abroad Meetings 2018-2019: SLC in Southern Africa

Swinford Swinford 102

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:30pm-6:30pm

Learn more about the Sarah Lawrence College/Pitzer study abroad program in Southern Africa at this meeting, and on our website at slc.edu/africa.

Suzanne Gardinier—Taste and power: writers and the state

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This talk will focus on questions of power surrounding what it means to be a writer in the United States, now & over the past 50-or-so years. How did the MFA program originate? What are the complex forces that form any reader's or writer's taste, & the complex forces that frame literary contests & publication & reputation? What are the complexities of a writer's connection to the state(s) in which s/he writes?all aimed at what Raymond Williams called "unlearning the inherent dominative mode."

Visual Arts Lecture Series: Conversation with Eve Aschheim and Richard Whitten

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Eve Aschheim is an abstract painter and draftsperson who seeks to create dynamic structures that exist between categories of thought. Her interests include implied motion, states in the midst of change, and a fictive reality that exists between multiple visual constructions. Along with her resistance to making a nameable image, she also attempts to make a memorable visual experience that cannot be corralled by memory. Aschheim’s recent work with photograms allow her to experiment with “drawing in the darkroom” using objects, elements drawn or painted on translucent mylar, and tools including prepared flashlights.

Music & Image: Composer Chester Biscardi and Filmmaker Zahra Partovi Explore the World of Morton Feldman

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

This Music Tuesday event features composer and Sarah Lawrence faculty member Chester Biscardi and Zahra Partovi, a young Iranian filmmaker, celebrating the life and work of Morton Feldman.

Sumaira Zamurrad Lecture (Science Seminar Series)

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:45pm-1:45pm

The Science Seminar Series presents current research in the natural sciences, mathematics, and related topics by guest speakers as well as Sarah Lawrence students and faculty. Talks are aimed at our undergraduate audience but all are welcome to attend.

Monday 1 Oct

Study Abroad Meeting: Havana program

Swinford Swinford 102

Open to the public

/ Monday

5:30pm-6:30pm

September 2018

Sunday 30 Sep

Women’s Tennis vs. Pratt

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Sunday

12:00pm-4:00pm

Saturday 29 Sep

Reading of the Play Booth & Ray, Written by Walker Trimble '97

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Booth & Ray concerns John Wilkes Booth and his journey towards Lincoln's assassination, paralleled with James Earl Ray and his journey towards the King assassination. 

Women's Tennis vs Purchase

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:00pm-4:00pm

Thursday 27 Sep

Women’s Volleyball vs. Farmingdale State College

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

LaShonda Barnett MA ’98 Lecture (Women’s History Colloquium)

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

During the Gilded Age, ideas of gender and gender relationships shifted drastically in both public and private spheres. LaShonda Barnett MA '98 discusses this and her novel-in-progress in this Women's History Colloqium.

Cliché and Ketman: Post-Truth and Delicate Translation

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:30pm-7:00pm

As internationalism fades and world leaders praise the "principle of sovereignty," the media that convey international communication consolidate the algorithms that give them their forms. Though violently conflicting ideologies in this environment should yield violently differing forms of expression, technology congeals the languages of actual enemies into virtual twins. This, as always, is very evident in the politics and practice of translation. Google Translate and its kin force language into set forms, and subtleties meant to convey authorial complicity get spiced and diced into many different packages. Underneath lies the fact that when all communication is publication, authors of all types frequently must protect themselves with the sheen of false complicity—"ketman" in Czesław Miłosz's famous Cold War essay.

Wednesday 26 Sep

Men's Soccer vs. Purchase

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:15pm-9:15pm

Jo Ann Beard–Craft of Nonfiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This craft talk will be about how to follow the ideas and images that emerge during the act of writing and then how to shape/guide/direct them into a meaningful essay. In other words, it’s a craft talk about a craft talk.

Study Abroad Meeting: Florence program

Swinford Swinford 200

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

12:30pm-1:30pm

Saturday 22 Sep

Women's Soccer vs. Mount Saint Vincent

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Men's Soccer vs. Merchant Marine

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field

Open to the public

/ Saturday

4:45pm-7:00pm

Graduate Programs Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-2:00pm

Join us for an Open House to learn about our graduate programs, characterized by Sarah Lawrence’s strong emphasis on individual scholarship and intensive collaborative work with faculty. Register Online

At a Sarah Lawrence Open House, you'll meet members of the Graduate community. If you are unable to attend these events, we can arrange a campus visit, and there is the possibility for you to sit in on a class or take a tour as well. Please call our office, 914.395.2371 or email grad@sarahlawrence.edu.

Friday 21 Sep

Women’s Volleyball vs. King’s (NY)

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday 20 Sep

Women's Soccer vs. Manhattanville College

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday 19 Sep

Women’s Volleyball vs. York (NY)

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday 15 Sep

Women’s Tennis vs. Hunter

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:30pm-4:30pm

Women’s Volleyball vs John Jay

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:00pm-2:00pm

Thursday 13 Sep

Women’s Tennis vs Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-10:00pm

The Writing Institute’s Fall Faculty Reading & Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-8:30pm

Join The Writing Institute for our fall open house where you can enjoy faculty readings and meet teachers and students. This is your chance to ask questions, become familiar with our teacher’s genres and writing styles, and strengthen your relationships with our amazing community of writers.

Study Abroad Meetings 2018-2019: SLC in Japan

Swinford Swinford 200

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:30pm-6:30pm

Learn more about the Sarah Lawrence College in Japan program in this meeting, and on our website at slc.edu/japan.

Wednesday 12 Sep

Vinson Cunningham–Thought, Emotion, and Politics in Prose

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

I sometimes think of the work of the writer (or, at least, the kind of writer I'd like to be) as stubbornly split. On the one hand, prose remains our best vehicle for the impartation of information and the development of arguments—in other words, it helps us to think and to relay our thoughts. But then there's the fact that the best novels, stories, essays, and even works of criticism tend, however explicitly, to arrive chock-full of emotion and attitude, stuff that lives in a place beyond fact and undiscoverable by logic alone. In this talk, I'd like to think a bit about how these two modes—the emotional and the critical-analytical—might be resolved, and how their resolution might change the way we think about the work we call "political." 

Tuesday 11 Sep

Science Seminar Series: Making MRI More Affordable and Accessible

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:45pm-1:45pm

Speaker: Merideth Frey, Sarah Lawrence Physics Faculty

Monday 10 Sep

Eve Aschheim’s Lines without Outlines—Barbara Walters Gallery Opening Reception

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Monday

5:00pm-6:30pm

Exhibition was originated by ’T’ Space, Rhinebeck, NY 

Saturday 8 Sep

Women’s Tennis vs. Albertus Magnus

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:00pm-4:00pm

Friday 7 Sep

Women’s Volleyball vs. Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

August 2018

Thursday 30 Aug

Health Advocacy Graduate Program Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-8:00pm

Join us for an online information session to learn more about Sarah Lawrence College’s low-residency master’s degree program in Health Advocacy.

Wednesday 22 Aug

Health Advocacy Graduate Program Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-8:00pm

Join us for an online information session to learn more about Sarah Lawrence College’s low-residency master’s degree program in Health Advocacy.

Wednesday 15 Aug

Health Advocacy Graduate Program Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-8:00pm

Join us for an online information session to learn more about Sarah Lawrence College’s low-residency master’s degree program in Health Advocacy.

July 2018

Wednesday 25 Jul

Health Advocacy Graduate Program Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-8:00pm

Join us for an online information session to learn more about Sarah Lawrence College’s low-residency master’s degree program in Health Advocacy.

Wednesday 18 Jul

Health Advocacy Graduate Program Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-8:00pm

Join us for an online information session to learn more about Sarah Lawrence College’s low-residency master’s degree program in Health Advocacy.

Wednesday 11 Jul

Health Advocacy Graduate Program Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-8:00pm

Join us for an online information session to learn more about Sarah Lawrence College’s low-residency master’s degree program in Health Advocacy.

Monday 9 Jul

2018 Thomas H. Wright Lecture: Small Actions for Big Justice—Albert Sykes

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Monday

4:30pm-6:30pm

Albert Sykes is the Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Education in America (IDEA). This native son of Mississippi has been an IDEA organizer and fellow for three years. Albert has a powerful personal story, one that is rooted in the struggles and search for quality education through community organizing and youth advocacy. In Mississippi, Albert has also helped lead the growth and development of a new statewide cadre of math literacy workers and young political organizers. He works on both the local and national level around critical issues such as education reform, zero-tolerance policies, and the school-to-prison pipeline. He advocates for policies such as Quality Education as a Constitutional Right and works in conjunction with many organizations, including the NAACP, where he serves on the Statewide Education Committee. Sykes previously served as the Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Young People’s Project. He has helped to organize the National Youth Congress’ 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer, the “Finding Our Folk Tour” in response to Hurricane Katrina, and the Take Back America Conference. Through his many experiences, this Mississippian has gained firsthand knowledge and understanding of Black Mississippi’s struggle for justice, equity, and full citizenship.

June 2018

Wednesday 27 Jun

Health Advocacy Graduate Program Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-8:00pm

Join us for an online information session to learn more about Sarah Lawrence College’s low-residency master’s degree program in Health Advocacy.

Midsummer Music: Organ Music by Bach

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

1:00pm-2:00pm

Featuring music faculty member Martin Goldray, organ.

Saturday 23 Jun

Westchester Summer Vocal Institute Presents: An Afternoon of Opera

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:30pm-5:00pm

Featuring young artists from the Westchester Summer Vocal Institute. Mary Pinto, pianist.

The Writing Institute’s 5th Annual Publish & Promote Your Book Conference

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

8:00am-5:30pm

If you’re ready to find an agent and present your book to the marketplace, join our community of writers, agents, editors, marketing, and public relations professionals at this unique one-day conference designed to get your book published! If you have a completed book, or are working on your draft, don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the publishing arena, build your network, and plan for the future of your writing.

Friday 22 Jun

Summer Literary Seminar Series: Tea Obreht & Danez Smith

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

5:00pm-6:00pm

Sarah Lawrence College invites the community to attend a series of free events as part of the College’s Summer Literary Series from Sunday, June 17 through Friday, June 22.

Thursday 21 Jun

Summer Literary Seminar Screening: Hello I Must Be Going by Sarah Koskoff

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Sarah Lawrence College invites the community to attend a series of free events as part of the College’s Summer Literary Series from Sunday, June 17 through Friday, June 22.

Wednesday 20 Jun

Summer Literary Seminar Reading: Jess Walter & Natalie Diaz

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Sarah Lawrence College invites the community to attend a series of free events as part of the College’s Summer Literary Series from Sunday, June 17 through Friday, June 22.

Health Advocacy Graduate Program Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-8:00pm

Join us for an online information session to learn more about Sarah Lawrence College’s low-residency master’s degree program in Health Advocacy.

Midsummer Music: Ulysses String Quartet, Wolf's Italian Serenade and Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 132

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

1:00pm-2:00pm

Featuring Ulysses String Quartet playing Wolf's Italian Serenade and Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 132.

Tuesday 19 Jun

Summer Literary Seminar Reading: Sally Wen Mao & Hua Hsu

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Sarah Lawrence College invites the community to attend a series of free events as part of the College’s Summer Literary Series from Sunday, June 17 through Friday, June 22.

Monday 18 Jun

Summer Literary Seminar Reading: Sam Lipsyte & Jeffrey McDaniel

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Sarah Lawrence College invites the community to attend a series of free events as part of the College’s Summer Literary Series from Sunday, June 17 through Friday, June 22.

Sunday 17 Jun

Summer Literary Series Reading: Adelle Waldman & Monica Youn

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Sunday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Sarah Lawrence College invites the community to attend a series of free events as part of the College’s Summer Literary Series from Sunday, June 17 through Friday, June 22.

Saturday 16 Jun

Mayapple & Sarah Lawrence Summer Workshop—The Art of Protest: Art and Scholarship as Political Resistance

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-3:00pm

Artists and scholars have long been at the forefront of protest movements in the United States and around the world. Whether by direct action or through their work, they have been instrumental in calling out injustice, fighting for the rights of marginalized groups, and drawing attention to problems both local and global in scale. In these fraught political times, the necessity of art that responds to injustice is never more urgent. Sarah Lawrence College and the Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities will jointly provide a forum for artists and scholars to reflect on their own practice of activist art, and more broadly, on the potential(s) for art as political resistance in America in 2018.

Wednesday 13 Jun

Health Advocacy Graduate Program Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-8:00pm

Join us for an online information session to learn more about Sarah Lawrence College’s low-residency master’s degree program in Health Advocacy.

Art of Teaching Graduate Program Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:00pm-7:00pm

The Art of Teaching Graduate Program is an integrated Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) program of study with three New York State certification tracks:

Midsummer Music: Music by Mozart, Saint Saens, and Others

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

1:00pm-2:00pm

Featuring music faculty member Sungrai Sohn, violin and Bari Mort, piano.

Monday 11 Jun

Genetic Counseling Career Day

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Monday

9:00am-4:00pm

Interested in exploring a career as a genetic counselor? Attend Sarah Lawrence College’s Genetic Counseling Career Day!

Saturday 9 Jun

The Inaugural Year—In Conversation: New York Times White House Correspondent Maggie Haberman ’96 and President Judd Discuss Democracy and Education

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-11:30am

A special event to wrap up our yearlong series of inaugural events exploring the theme "Democracy and Education," Maggie Haberman ’96, White House Correspondent for The New York Times, will discuss this theme in conversation with President Judd, followed by an audience Q&A.

Wednesday 6 Jun

Midsummer Music: Italian and French Baroque Masterpieces for Violin

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

1:00pm-2:00pm

Featuring Jessica Park, baroque violin and Gabriel Shuford, harpsichord.

May 2018

Monday 14 May

Summer Programs for Pre-College Students Online Information Session

Slonim Classroom 2nd floor

Open to the public

/ Monday

3:30pm-4:30pm

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

Thursday 10 May

Senior Recital—Alina Pontius, voice

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:30pm

Wednesday 9 May

Blues Groups Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

8:00pm-9:30pm

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

/ Wednesday

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.

Psychology Advanced Research Seminar Poster Session

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

1:00pm-2:00pm

Tuesday 8 May

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.

Open Studios Opening Reception

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

3:00pm-5:00pm

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.

Monday 7 May

Jazz Instrumental Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Sunday 6 May

Senior Recitals—Jessica Krainchich and Alexis Mendez, voice

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Sunday

5:00pm-6:30pm

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 Recital—Willem Vorster, piano

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Sunday

2:00pm-3:30pm

Saturday 5 May

Senior Recital—KG

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-8:30pm

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

Senior Recital—Larson Miller, voice

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:00pm-3:30pm

Friday 4 May

Spring Open Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Friday

6:00pm-7:30pm

Thursday 3 May

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.

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.

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?

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.

Tuesday 1 May

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.

Music Tuesday Presents: Baroque Ensemble, Carsten Schmidt

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

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.

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

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:30pm-1:30pm

April 2018

Monday 30 Apr

Theatre Program Presents: When Words Aren’t Enough

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:00pm-9:00pm

For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets are typically available one week prior to the production premiere.

Student Voice Recital

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Monday

5:00pm-6:30pm

Sunday 29 Apr

Spring Dance Performance: Program B

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Sunday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Original works by Dance Making students Lu Dai, Ingrid Dehler-Seter, Cat Eng, Sam Ulrich, and Marie Zvose.

Wall to Wall Chamber Concert

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Sunday

4:00pm-6:00pm

Sungrai Sohn, director.

Spring Dance Performance: Program A

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Sunday

2:00pm-3:30pm

Original works by Dance Making students Free Estrin Carrion, Sarae Garcia, Nadia Hannan, Rut Roos Samuelsson, and Kate Shugar.

Mayfair

Outdoor Spaces South Lawn

Open to the public

/ Sunday

11:00am-3:00pm

The annual SSSF (Student for Student Scholarship Fund) Mayfair is fun for the whole family. Mayfair will have a bounce house, obstacle course, carnival games, arts and crafts, face painting, food, and more! Rain or shine, this will be a wonderful day of fun and entertainment. Parking for the event is free and tickets are sold on the premises. Tickets cost $5 per person or $20 for family (whichever costs less).

Saturday 28 Apr

Spring Dance Performance: Program B

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Original works by Dance Making students Lu Dai, Ingrid Dehler-Seter, Cat Eng, Sam Ulrich, and Marie Zvose.

Senior Recitals—Astrid Lundberg & Zachary Baker

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Senior Recital—Isabel Lamont

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Saturday

5:00pm-6:30pm

Theatre Program Presents: Elsewhere

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:00pm-4:00pm

For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets are typically available one week prior to the production premiere.

Friday 27 Apr

Spring Dance Performance: Program A

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Original works by Dance Making students Free Estrin Carrion, Sarae Garcia, Nadia Hannan, Rut Roos Samuelsson, and Kate Shugar.

Theatre Program Presents: Elsewhere

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets are typically available one week prior to the production premiere.

Senior Recital—Rachel Lakhdhir

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Thursday 26 Apr

A Conversation with Jonah Raskin—Remembering the Columbia University Protests in the Spring of 1968

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-10:00pm

Screening of Newsreel’s Columbia Revolt (a collective documentary, mostly shot by Melvin Margolis, 49 minutess, 1969) followed by an exchange with Dr. Jonah Raskin.

Theatre Program Presents: Elsewhere

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets are typically available one week prior to the production premiere.

Graduate Studies Information Session—New York City

Off Campus The 23rd Street Center: 116 W 23rd St (5th floor)

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:30pm

Please join us for an Information Session to learn more about our graduate programs and life as a graduate student at Sarah Lawrence College.

Elliott Wolfson Lecture—Heidegger, Nazism, and the Jewish Other

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:30pm-7:00pm

Elliot R. Wolfson is the Marsha and Jay Glazer Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and Distinguished Professor of Religion at University of California, Santa Barbara. A fellow of the American Academy of Jewish Research and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is the author of several award-winning books including, Through A Speculum that Shines; Open Secret: Postmessianic Messianism and the Mystical Revision of Menaḥem Mendel Schneerson; and A Dream Interpreted Within a Dream: Oneiropoiesis and the Prism of Imagination. In his new book, The Duplicity of Philosophy’s Shadow: Heidegger, Nazism, and the Jewish Other, Wolfson intervenes in the current debate about Heidegger's relationship to Nazism and Jews from a unique perspective, as a scholar of Jewish mysticism and philosophy who has been profoundly influenced by Heidegger’s work.

Peggy Ahwesh—Visiting Artist Lecture

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:00pm-7:00pm

Peggy Ahwesh is one of the most important media artists working today. With a sensibility as much kino-eye as post-punk, Ahwesh’s work advances the legacy of the most adventurous elements of avant-garde cinema into contemporary geopolitics, multimedia experimentation, and discourses of gender & sexuality. Her films and videos present a diverse range of radical innovations across genres and modes of production, from film-essay to documentary, diary and home-movie, appropriation and animation. Ahwesh’s recent videos and media-installations explore surveillance aesthetics and notions of truth through “found animation,” offering poignant, trenchant examinations of the politics of montage in the age of electronic media.

Faso Foli Concert

Outdoor Spaces South Lawn

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:00pm-6:30pm

West African drumming ensemble performs music inspired by Cuban rhythm, festive dance rhythms, praise songs, and balafon melodic themes from Guinea; an authentic uplifting experience. Student ensemble with guest artists.

Wednesday 25 Apr

Juliana Huxtable Artist Talk

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:30pm-7:00pm

Writer, artist, performer, and DJ Juliana Huxtable will give an artist talk and participate in a short Q&A.

Tuesday 24 Apr

Dr. Christine C. Caruso, PhD, MPH Lecture—Meeting Students Where They Eat: Environmental Psychology Theory and Methods Applied to Examining School Lunch

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

3:30pm-5:00pm

Dr. Christine C. Caruso will provide an applied overview of Environmental Psychology research in the context of school food. This grows out of a broader project examining changes in lunch programs in six different districts across the US. For this talk, we will explore the use of multiple methods to investigate the ways in which the space of the cafeteria impacts students’ experience of their meal programs.

Music Tuesday Presents: Repast Baroque Ensemble—The Italians Abroad

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Amelia Roosevelt, baroque violin; Katie Rietman, baroque cello; Gabe Shuford, harpsichord.

Monday 23 Apr

Men’s Tennis vs. York

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Monday

6:00pm-9:00pm

Sunday 22 Apr

Senior Recital—Libai Jordan

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Sunday

3:00pm-4:30pm

Theatre Outreach Presents: “Dear Natalie, the Moon is Round” (Earth Day Performance)

Off Campus Hudson River Museum

Open to the public

/ Sunday

1:00pm-2:45pm

15th Annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Sunday

12:00pm-5:00pm

Join us for the largest, free poetry festival in New York! The 15th annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival will be held April 20-22, 2018, in Bronxville, New York. The festival showcases work by current undergraduate and graduate students alongside established poets from all over the country.

Women’s Softball vs. Mount Saint Vincent

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Sunday

12:00pm-4:00pm

Saturday 21 Apr

Theatre Outreach Presents: “Dear Natalie, the Moon is Round” (Earth Day Performance)

Off Campus Hudson River Museum

Open to the public

/ Saturday

3:00pm-4:45pm

Senior Recital—Tiffany Meier, violin

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Saturday

3:00pm-4:30pm

15th Annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:00pm-8:30pm

Join us for the largest, free poetry festival in New York! The 15th annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival will be held April 20-22, 2018, in Bronxville, New York. The festival showcases work by current undergraduate and graduate students alongside established poets from all over the country.

Women’s Softball vs. St. Joseph’s Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:00pm-4:00pm

The Inaugural Year: Dewey, Democracy, and Experience in Education: A Paradigmatic Shift (Art of Teaching Saturday Seminar Series)

Performing Arts Center PAC 3

Open to the public

/ Saturday

8:30am-12:30pm

The Art of Teaching Graduate Program presents a four-part seminar series: Dewey, Democracy, and Experience in Education: A Paradigmatic Shift.

Friday 20 Apr

15th Annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival

Heimbold Visual Arts Center

Open to the public

/ Friday

6:00pm-11:00pm

Join us for the largest, free poetry festival in New York! The 15th annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival will be held April 20-22, 2018, in Bronxville, New York. The festival showcases work by current undergraduate and graduate students alongside established poets from all over the country.

Academic Freedom in Venezuela Panel

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Friday

5:00pm-7:00pm

Come join us for an evening filled with seven incredible panelists talking with Sarah Lawrence and the surrounding communities about academic freedom in Venezuela. This panel is hosted by SLCforSAR, an advocacy group concerned with violations of academic freedom in Venezuela. There will be a bake sale prior to the start of the panel with funds donated to Aula Abierta, a Venezuelan human rights organization founded by David Gómez Gamboa, one of our panelists.

Women’s Softball vs. Baruch

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Friday

3:30pm-7:30pm

Symposium on Latin American Studies: Spencer Barnett Prize Awards

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Friday

2:30pm-4:30pm

The Spencer Barnett Memorial Prize for Excellence in Latin American and Latino/a Studies was established by the family of Spencer Barnett, a much beloved Sarah Lawrence student who died in September of his senior year, and was awarded a posthumous degree in May of 2009. Two awards, of $1,000 and $500 are given each year for the two best conference project in any discipline that concerns Latin American, the Caribbean, or Latino/a Studies. Over the last six years, nearly seventy students have been nominated; their outstanding work, across a range of disciplines, in both English and Spanish, are a demonstration of the diversity and caliber and vital interest of Latin American Studies at Sarah Lawrence College.

Thursday 19 Apr

J. Bob Alotta Lecture (Women’s History Colloquium)

Science Center 101

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

J. Bob Alotta is the Executive Director at the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, a global foundation based in NYC that provides critical resources to LGBTQI organizations and individuals around the world.

The Inaugural Year: Wendy K. Tam Cho Lecture—Fighting Gerrymandering with the Blue Waters Supercomputer

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:30pm-6:30pm

Important insights into redistricting can be gained through an interdisciplinary approach that combines research from many fields, including statistics, operations research, computer science, high performance computing, math, law, and political science. Our work integrates insights from all of these disciplines to create a novel approach for analyzing and reforming redistricting in a way that is tightly coupled with the framework that the Supreme Court has outlined over the past five decades.

Hybrid Forms: Criticism and Memoir—Margo Jefferson on the Craft of Creative Nonfiction

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

A talk on ways in which a writer can join the strategies and demands of critical prose to the intimate experiments of memoir.

Wednesday 18 Apr

Men’s Tennis vs. Mount Saint Mary

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesday 17 Apr

2018 Bozeman Lecture: Jerome Cohen—Has Xi Jinping Brought China the Inquisition with Chinese Characteristics?

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:30pm-7:00pm

Sensitive to charges that the rule of men takes precedence over the rule of law in China, President Xi Jinping has made legal reform, particularly a tough anti-corruption drive, a centerpiece of his plan to cement great power status for China abroad and shore up the Communist Party’s legitimacy at home. Wide-ranging investigations of graft have netted even some high-profile officials, but have generated concerns that legal reform is being used as a weapon against Xi’s political opponents and as a tool to enforce an increasingly narrow and strident orthodoxy. Bringing insights from his decades of legal experience in, and scholarship on, China, Professor Jerome Cohen will discuss law and legal reform Xi Jinping’s China.

Cinema Sarah Lawrence Information Session

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:30pm-6:45pm

An information session for students interested in Cinema Sarah Lawrence, which will take place for the spring 2019 semester.

Summer Pre-College Programs Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

3:30pm-4:30pm

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

The Inaugural Year: Disability Culture Movement: The Asylum Project with Petra Kuppers

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:25pm

Let’s explore our embodied selves and our political labor through movement, writing, meditation, and social sculpture. Delight our senses to create sanctuary in (disability) activist struggles. Find movements that push boundaries and translate into everyday life, create and share resources for art/life practices that can sustain ourselves and our communities. Through scores, we will reach for joy, ceremony, and edge, beyond the studio and into the street. Open exploration, experimental access: we find out together what works for those who assemble. If you have specific access requirements that need prior arrangements, please contact the Office of College Events at 914.395.2412 or collegeevents@sarahlawrence.edu.

Science Seminar Series—Senior Thesis Presentations

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:30pm-2:00pm

Monday 16 Apr

Men’s Soccer

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Monday

5:00pm-6:30pm

Sunday 15 Apr

Women’s Softball vs. Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Sunday

12:00pm-4:00pm

Saturday 14 Apr

Dance MFA Thesis Performance—five at seven

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-8:30pm

A night of MFA dance thesis works by Grant Jacoby, Nathalie Jonas, Tim Merkley, Jenna Moomaw, and Alaina Wilson.

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

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-2:45pm

Graduate Programs Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-2:00pm

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.

Friday 13 Apr

Bronxville Historical Conservancy Presents: The Brendan Gill Lecture with Michael Beschloss and Mo Rocca

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Friday

8:00pm-10:00pm

The Brendan Gill Lecture, an annual public event presented at no charge to the larger Bronxville community, is one of many programs the Conservancy offers to increase the awareness of the village’s history and appreciation of its culture. The event honors former Bronxville resident, Brendan Gill, who has been called “the greatest public citizen of our time in the realm of architecture, planning, and historic preservation.”

Dance MFA Thesis Performance—five at seven

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-8:30pm

A night of MFA dance thesis works by Grant Jacoby, Nathalie Jonas, Tim Merkley, Jenna Moomaw, and Alaina Wilson.

Senior Recital—Evan Berger

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Friday

6:30pm-8:00pm

Men’s Tennis vs. Merchant Marine

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Friday

5:00pm-8:00pm

Women’s Softball vs. College of New Rochelle

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Friday

3:30pm-7:30pm

Sarah Lawrence College Asia Summit

Heimbold Visual Arts Center

Open to the public

/ Friday

10:30am-8:30pm

Join our passionate and tight-knit community of global scholars at Asia Summit! The reception will be followed by a poster/arts fair displaying student work pertaining to Asia's history and current environment, and an opening keynote speech. On Friday, we will have a full day of panels and lectures, with topics ranging from the politics of HIV healthcare to border conflicts in Southeast Asia. Accompany us for two days filled with intellectual dialogues between the best minds of Asia Studies, engage and learn from other attendees, and enjoy an overall enriching experience.

Thursday 12 Apr

Translation Lecture by Nora Favorov ’76

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:30pm-7:30pm

A lecture given by professional Russian translator Nora Favorov ’76.

2018 Longfellow Lecture: Dr. Fraser Brown—Giving Children Hope: The Value of Therapeutic Play

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:30pm-7:00pm

This presentation summarises the findings from a small scale observational study of the impact of a therapeutic playwork project on a group of children in a Romanian paediatric hospital. The children were abandoned at birth, and subsequently spent most of their time tied in a cot, with little positive input into their lives.

Sarah Lawrence College Asia Summit

Heimbold Visual Arts Center

Open to the public

/ Thursday

4:00pm-8:45pm

Join our passionate and tight-knit community of global scholars at Asia Summit! The reception will be followed by a poster/arts fair displaying student work pertaining to Asia's history and current environment, and an opening keynote speech. On Friday, we will have a full day of panels and lectures, with topics ranging from the politics of HIV healthcare to border conflicts in Southeast Asia. Accompany us for two days filled with intellectual dialogues between the best minds of Asia Studies, engage and learn from other attendees, and enjoy an overall enriching experience.

Wednesday 11 Apr

When Should Prosecutors be Prosecuted?: A Conversation with Prosecutors, Lawyers, and the Wrongfully Convicted

Performing Arts Center PAC 3

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Panelists include:

Bhanu Kapil Poetry Reading

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Bhanu Kapil lives in Colorado where she teaches at Naropa University. She also teaches in Goddard College’s low-residency MFA. She is the author of a number of full-length works of poetry/prose, including The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers (Kelsey Street Press, 2001), Incubation: a space for monsters (Leon Works, 2006), humanimal [a project for future children] (Kelsey Street Press, 2009), Schizophrene (Nightboat, 2011), and Ban en Banlieue (Nightboat, 2015).

A Conversation with Tonya Lewis Lee ’88

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:10pm-7:00pm

A conversation with Tonya Lewis Lee ’88, producer of the Netflix original She’s Gotta Have It and head of Tonik Productions, surrounding being a black woman in the film industry, her voice in the revival of She’s Gotta Have It, and her recent film, MONSTER.

Tuesday 10 Apr

Men’s Volleyball vs. Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Theatre Program Presents First Look Reading Series: A Song on the Times

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

A new play by current student Jakob Walsh.

Janine Antoni ’86 Lecture—At Home in the Body (Visual Arts Lecture Series)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:30pm-7:00pm

Janine Antoni ’86 is a visual artist who was born in Freeport, Bahamas in 1964. She received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is known for her unusual processes. Her body is both her tool for making and the source from which her meaning arises. Antoni’s early work transformed materials like chocolate and soap, and used everyday activities like bathing, eating, and sleeping as sculptural processes. She carefully articulates her relationship to the world, giving rise to emotional states that are felt in and through the senses. In each piece, no matter the medium or image, a conveyed physicality speaks directly to the viewer’s body.

Notes from the Charnel Ground—Bhanu Kapil on the Craft of Poetry

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

How can poetic practice, research, and design be approached through a model of pilgrimage that begins at the charnel ground: the place where the bones, blood, and skin are shed but also freeze/burn (forever)?

Sunday 8 Apr

Men’s Volleyball vs. Medgar Evers

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

12:00pm-2:00pm

Saturday 7 Apr

Theatre Program Presents: Salome

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:00pm-4:00pm

In an all too familiar world where power and misogyny are intertwined, the women of this world, Salome and Herodias, navigate issues of female sexuality and agency in the face of a society that either objectifies or ignores them. This piece confronts the question of how we can rewrite and reclaim the culture around male-dominated power. A Student Director Workshop. Created by Oscar Wilde; director by Mekala Sridhar.

3rd Annual Dancefilm Festival

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:00pm-6:00pm

A series of dancefilms featuring the work of national and international filmmakers, along with Sarah Lawrence College students, alumni, and faculty.

Puppet Film Screening Followed by Panel Discussion

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:00pm-2:00pm

Screening of the film Puppet to be followed by a talk with theatre faculty member Dan Hurlin ’79, David Sol (filmmaker), and dance faculty member Kathy Westwater MFA ’01. Part of the Dancefilm Festival at Sarah Lawrence College.

Summer Programs Open House

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-12:00pm

Please join us for our Summer Programs Open House! Program directors and members of our administrative staff will be available to answer your questions about the programs we offer, followed by a tour of the campus. A light breakfast will be served. Slomin House is located on the Sarah Lawrence College campus at 915 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville, NY 10708.

Friday 6 Apr

Theatre Program Presents: Salome

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

In an all too familiar world where power and misogyny are intertwined, the women of this world, Salome and Herodias, navigate issues of female sexuality and agency in the face of a society that either objectifies or ignores them. This piece confronts the question of how we can rewrite and reclaim the culture around male-dominated power. A Student Director Workshop. Created by Oscar Wilde; director by Mekala Sridhar.

Thursday 5 Apr

Theatre Program Presents: Salome

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

In an all too familiar world where power and misogyny are intertwined, the women of this world, Salome and Herodias, navigate issues of female sexuality and agency in the face of a society that either objectifies or ignores them. This piece confronts the question of how we can rewrite and reclaim the culture around male-dominated power. A Student Director Workshop. Created by Oscar Wilde; director by Mekala Sridhar.

Victor LaValle Speculative Fiction Reading

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Victor LaValle is the author of seven works of fiction and one comic book. His latest novel, The Changeling, was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2017 by Time Magazine, USA Today, among others. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Key to Southeast Queens.

Women’s Softball vs. John Jay

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Thursday

3:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday 4 Apr

Men’s Volleyball vs. CCNY

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:30pm-9:00pm

Standing Still—Victor LaValle on the Craft of Speculative Fiction

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Writers are, generally, cerebral and somewhat introverted people. We spend so much of our lives inside our own heads it can be easy to forget we have bodies that move through the world, take up space, do things. But where do those bodies go when we write fiction? Our characters certainly talk about a lot of things and think about even more things, but beyond that what they hell do they ever actually do in our stories and novels? This craft class is about paying attention to the "present action" in a story. How to make greater use of "present action" when telling a story. This isn't about turning your work into an action movie. This is simply about making you more aware of what you aren't setting down on the page.

The Inaugural Year: Jose Antonio Vargas Lecture—The Power of Storytelling: Fighting Anti-Immigrant Hate and Shifting the Conversation on Immigration, Identity, and Citizenship

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:30pm-6:45pm

We are living through the most anti-immigrant era in modern US history, with the battle over DACA and the DREAM Act still being waged, while a record number of raids and deportations tear families apart. To change the politics of the moment and the policies attached to them, we must change the conversation on immigration and build bridges of empathy, understanding, and shared values. Join us for a conversation with Jose Antonio Vargas, founder and CEO of Define American, to discuss the current state of immigration politics and how we can use stories to fight anti-immigrant hate and shift the conversation on immigration, identity, and citizenship in a changing America.

Tuesday 3 Apr

Men’s Volleyball vs. Mount Saint Vincent

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

George Cochrane ’95 Artist Lecture and Reception

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:30pm-7:00pm

Following on a presentation to Italian faculty member Judith Serafini-Sauli’s class, “Dante’s Divine Comedy: The Making of a New Illuminated Manuscript” in December 2017, George Cochrane will present his original artwork and manuscript of Dante’s Inferno at the Esther Raushenbush Library.

Sarah Rose Nordgren Literary Craft Talk—Hybridity and Magical Thinking

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

In the introduction to his book, Paris Spleen,—which is credited as being the first collection of modern prose poems—Charles Baudelaire writes to the editor Arsène Houssaye, “I send you here a little work of which no one could say that it has neither head nor tail, because, on the contrary, everything in it is both head and tail, alternately and reciprocally.” In this talk, Sarah Rose Nordgen will explore some of the ways in which writers have used hybridity—the blending and mixing of genres and modes—to grapple with and reconcile ideas and facts that seem to be at odds, thus creating an artistic space to contain basic human problems such as morality, identity, and chance. We will look at various examples from William Shakespeare to Claudia Rankine and discuss the role of magical thinking as artistic mode.

The Inaugural Year: Nell Minow ’74 Lecture—Why Only Corporate Governance Can Save the World (Economics Lecture Series)

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

The Trump administration’s regulatory rollback has taken Americans through the Looking Glass and into the Upside Down. The question of what used to be called “corporate social responsibility” in the peace-and-love 60’s has been sharpened by the upheavals of the Enron era, the financial meltdown, and Occupy Wall Street. That means the shareholder movement that began with individuals holding dozens of shares of stock submitting granola-crunching shareholder proposals about Vietnam and South Africa have been replaced by pension funds and other institutional investors with millions of shares of stock and a tough, number-crunching demands about sustainable operations, climate change, political contributions, and cyber-security. Nell Minow ’74 will talk about her own fights with overpaid, under-performing CEOs, why divesting “bad” stocks never works, and how investors can sometimes be more effective in making society cleaner, smarter, and fairer than government can.

Science Seminar Series—Mathematics Faculty Member Nick Rauh

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:30pm-1:30pm

A seminar given by mathematics faculty member Nick Rauh.

March 2018

Saturday 31 Mar

Men’s Volleyball vs. St. Joseph’s (Brooklyn) and St. Joseph’s (L.I.)

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

11:00am-5:00pm

Thursday 29 Mar

Spring Open Dance Performance

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Reserve your seat(s) by signing up at the PAC Dance bulletin board or e-mailing Carmen Hartigan at chartigan@sarahlawrence.edu.

Graduate Studies Information Session—New York City

Off Campus The 23rd Street Center: 116 W 23rd St (5th floor)

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:30pm

Please join us for an Information Session to learn more about our graduate programs and life as a graduate student at Sarah Lawrence College.

The Inaugural Year: Education and Democracy/Education and Access Panel

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:15pm-6:45pm

A panel discussion featuring:

Wednesday 28 Mar

Men’s Tennis vs. Farmingdale State

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesday 27 Mar

Theatre Program Presents: Big Love

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Fifty sisters seek refuge in Italy after escaping marriage to their fifty cousins in Greece. Big Love explores and explodes ideas about love, gender politics, societal pressures, and the responsibilities we all hold as global citizens. A Guest Artist Production. Created by Chuck Mee; Guest Artist Director Colette Robert; Assistant Director Kelsi Parsons.

Chloe Wang Lecture—Finding a Home on the River: Embracing a Place-based Environmental Ethos (Intersections Colloquium)

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-7:30pm

A recent Haverford College graduate reflects on her work in Southwest Philadelphia, facilitating engagement with the local environment—of neighborhood residents with the river garden in their backyard, and of college students with people and places beyond the edges of their campus.

Saturday 24 Mar

Women’s Softball vs. Mount Saint Mary

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:00pm-4:00pm

Friday 9 Mar

Theatre Program Presents: Big Love

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Fifty sisters seek refuge in Italy after escaping marriage to their fifty cousins in Greece. Big Love explores and explodes ideas about love, gender politics, societal pressures, and the responsibilities we all hold as global citizens. A Guest Artist Production. Created by Chuck Mee; Guest Artist Director Colette Robert; Assistant Director Kelsi Parsons.

Thursday 8 Mar

Theatre Program Presents: Big Love

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Fifty sisters seek refuge in Italy after escaping marriage to their fifty cousins in Greece. Big Love explores and explodes ideas about love, gender politics, societal pressures, and the responsibilities we all hold as global citizens. A Guest Artist Production. Created by Chuck Mee; Guest Artist Director Colette Robert; Assistant Director Kelsi Parsons.

An Evening with Alexis Taines Coe MA ’09 (Women’s History Colloquium)

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Alexis Taines Coe MA ’09 wrote the narrative history book, Alice+Freda Forever, and is a consultant on the movie adaptation. Her second book, a biography on George Washington, will be published by Viking (Penguin/Random House) in 2019. Alexis is also a consultant for Lena Dunham's forthcoming HBO project, the in-house-historian at The Wing, where she delivers a monthly lecture on women's history, and co-hosted the Audible series, “Presidents Are People, Too!” She has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times' opinion section, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, The Paris Review, Elle, and many others. In 2017 and 2016, Alexis' work was included in The Best American Essays and The Best American Travel Essays, and in 2013, her essay on how marriage helps male professors get ahead was one of The Atlantic's Great Debates of the Year. She has appeared on and contributed to the History Channel, NPR, CNN, C-SPAN, and many others.

Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory Film Screening and Q&A with Dr. Connie Tomaino

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:00pm-7:30pm

A screening of Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory, which examines the effect of music on therapy for patients with memory disorders. After the screening, there will be a Q&A with Dr. Connie Tomaino, who was integral to the original music therapy program.

The Inaugural Year: Starving the Beast—Steve Mims (Art of Teaching Film Series)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:00pm-7:00pm

This documentary exposes the adverse effects of systematic defunding and business philosophy on public higher education. The film reveals an historic philosophical shift that reframes public higher education as a ‘value proposition’ to be borne by the student as a consumer, rather than an investment in citizens as a ‘public good.’ Financial winners and losers emerge in a struggle poised to profoundly change public higher education.

Wednesday 7 Mar

Theatre Program Presents: Big Love

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Fifty sisters seek refuge in Italy after escaping marriage to their fifty cousins in Greece. Big Love explores and explodes ideas about love, gender politics, societal pressures, and the responsibilities we all hold as global citizens. A Guest Artist Production. Created by Chuck Mee; Guest Artist Director Colette Robert; Assistant Director Kelsi Parsons.

Tuesday 6 Mar

Katrina Dodson Lecture—Channeling Clarice Lispector: Translation as a Faithful Performance (Babel Translation Series)

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:30pm-7:00pm

Katrina Dodson is the translator from the Portuguese of The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector (New Directions, 2015), winner of the 2016 PEN Translation Prize, the American Translators Association Lewis Galantière Prize, and a Northern California Book Award. She is currently adapting her Lispector translation journal into a book and translating the 1928 Brazilian modernist classic, Macunaíma, the Hero Without a Character, by Mário de Andrade (New Directions, 2019). Dodson recently edited a new translation of Ana Cristina Cesar’s poetry collection A teus pés by Brenda Hillman with Helen Hillman and Sebastião Macedo (Parlor Press, 2018). She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, with a dissertation on Elizabeth Bishop in Brazil and a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender & Sexuality. Dodson has taught Comparative Literature and Portuguese at UC Berkeley. She was also a mentor at the Mills College MFA in Translation Program and on the faculty of the Bard College Language & Thinking Program. She has spent over four years in Brazil, first as an English teacher in 2003 and later as a Fulbright scholar. Dodson was born in San Francisco to a Vietnamese mother and American father and now lives in New York.

The Inaugural Year: Visual Arts Lecture Series—Martha Rosler

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:30pm-7:00pm

Martha Rosler, multimedia artist and writer, will give a lecture about her work in conjunction with the Inaugural Year theme of Democracy and Education. Following the lecture, a group of students from various disciplines will interview Rosler about her life and work. Visual Arts students will then work with Rosler to design and publish a small edition of this interview along with curated images of her work.

Translation Series Workshop with Katrina Dodson

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

3:30pm-5:00pm

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.

Monday 5 Mar

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

February 2018

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.

Tuesday 27 Feb

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.

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.

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.

Saturday 24 Feb

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

Men’s Volleyball vs. Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

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.

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

Thursday 22 Feb

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

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.

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.

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.

Tuesday 20 Feb

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.

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?

Monday 19 Feb

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.

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.

Sunday 18 Feb

Men’s Volleyball vs. Lehman and TBD

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

11:00am-5:00pm

Saturday 17 Feb

Theatre Program Presents: She Kills Monsters

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:00pm-4:00pm

For the part of all of us that retreats to our imaginations and brings our deepest desires out from the shadows. A conversation about who gets to be the hero and how we internalize the demons we struggle with. Rooted in the aesthetic of D&D and ’90s video games, a performance of shadow puppetry and stage violence brings to life the fantasy of killing monsters. A Student Director Workshop. Created by Qui Nguyen; co-directed by Sean Devareco & Glenn Potter.

Theatre Outreach Presents Black History Month Performance: “A Celebration of our Youth—A Youth Arts Jamboree”

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

The Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Outreach Program, in honor of Black History Month, presents: “A Celebration of our Youth-A Youth Arts Jamboree” featuring The Theodore D. Young Community Center's (TDYCC) “Arts and Culture Unit” and their Teen Acting Workshop presenting, “The Non-Loser's Club” and “A Tribute to Langston Hughes” with special guest, soprano soloist, Ms. Olivia Hunter in Langston Hughes's classic poem “Let America be America Again” and the TDYCC Dance workshop presenting hip-hop and African dance. Directed by Paul Kwame Johnson ’74, MFA ’77; choreographed by Jessica Parris.

Women’s Basketball vs. Mount Saint Mary

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Friday 16 Feb

Theatre Program Presents: She Kills Monsters

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

For the part of all of us that retreats to our imaginations and brings our deepest desires out from the shadows. A conversation about who gets to be the hero and how we internalize the demons we struggle with. Rooted in the aesthetic of D&D and ’90s video games, a performance of shadow puppetry and stage violence brings to life the fantasy of killing monsters. A Student Director Workshop. Created by Qui Nguyen; co-directed by Sean Devareco & Glenn Potter.

Thursday 15 Feb

Women’s Basketball vs. St. Joseph’s L.I.

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Theatre Program Presents: She Kills Monsters

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

For the part of all of us that retreats to our imaginations and brings our deepest desires out from the shadows. A conversation about who gets to be the hero and how we internalize the demons we struggle with. Rooted in the aesthetic of D&D and ’90s video games, a performance of shadow puppetry and stage violence brings to life the fantasy of killing monsters. A Student Director Workshop. Created by Qui Nguyen; co-directed by Sean Devareco & Glenn Potter.

Graduate Studies Information Session—New York City

Off Campus The 23rd Street Center: 116 W 23rd St (5th floor)

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:30pm

Please join us for an Information Session to learn more about our graduate programs and life as a graduate student at Sarah Lawrence College.

Linda Gregerson Poetry Reading

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Linda Gregerson is the author of seven collections of poetry, including New and Selected Poems (2015); The Selvage (2012); The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep, which was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize and The Poets Prize; Magnetic North, which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award; and Waterborne, which won the 2003 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Gregerson’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Granta, The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, Best American Poetry, and many other journals and anthologies.

Linda Gregerson Craft of Poetry—The Second Person

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Surely the most interesting person in the poem is the second person. The first person has received the great preponderance of our attention: Who is the lyric speaker? Ought we even to speak of a lyric “I”? If we are wrong to speak of a lyric I, what dynamics have led us into this error? Etc. But the “you,” implicit or named, constructed as a cipher or lavishly characterized, has received much less attention. What does it mean to address a you directly in a poem? Where does that leave the rest of the poem’s readers? What sort of vocabulary ought we to use when thinking about a layered set of auditors, some of whom hold privileged status? What difference does it make if we imagine the second person to be actual? To be fictional? How much of the poem is about its ostensible subject and how much of it is about the power dynamic between the I and the you? In this craft talk, we'll explore these questions and others using the examples of specific lyric poems, some of them canonical and some of them quite recent, and we'll have time for discussion afterward.

Tuesday 13 Feb

Men’s Basketball vs. St. Joseph’s L.I.

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:30pm-9:30pm

A Tribute to Thomas Lux

Off Campus Elebash Recital Hall at CUNY, 365 5th Avenue

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Please join us in celebrating and honoring the life and work of the late Thomas Lux. Featuring readings and remembrances by: Amber Tamblyn, Vijay Seshadri, Patrick Rosal, Mary Karr, Marie Howe, Edward Hirsch, Terrance Hayes, and Billy Collins. The tribute will be introduced by Jeffrey McDaniel, and include a poem set to music by Joan as Police Woman.

Sunday 11 Feb

Men’s Volleyball vs. Pratt and Dean

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

11:00am-5:00pm

Saturday 10 Feb

Women’s Basketball vs. St. Joseph’s Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

The Inaugural Year: Dewey, Democracy, and Experience in Education: A Paradigmatic Shift (Art of Teaching Saturday Seminar Series)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Saturday

9:00am-1:00pm

The Art of Teaching Graduate Program presents a four-part seminar series: Dewey, Democracy, and Experience in Education: A Paradigmatic Shift.

Thursday 8 Feb

Men’s Basketball vs. Mount Saint Mary

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Theatre Program Presents: Elsewhere

Performing Arts Center Film Viewing Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

A woman creates an indestructible bunker for herself in the center of a black hole. It protects her from her own fears and insecurities. But now, she can’t even remember where who she is. Can the space itself use music, magic, and science to help save her from herself? A Chamber Musical Presentation. Created by KG; directed by Kenny Hahn.

The Inaugural Year: I'm Not Racist, am I?—Catherine Wigginton Greene (Art of Teaching Film Series)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:00pm-7:00pm

This documentary asks questions about how the next generation is going to confront racism. Twelve teenagers from New York City were brought together for one school year to talk about race and privilege in a series of workshops and in conversations with friends and family members. In documenting their experience, the filmmakers hope to inspire others to recognize and interrupt racism in their own lives.

Wednesday 7 Feb

Barbara Barker Lecture: Sports, Sexism, and Sexism in Sports

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:00pm-6:30pm

On National Girls & Women in Sports Day, Barbara Barker, a pathbreaking sportswriter who now writes a Newsday column on women in sports, will speak on sports, sexism, and sexism in sports. Barbara was one of the first women to cover male sports (and has the scars to prove it!).

Tuesday 6 Feb

Theatre Program Presents First Look Reading Series: Vive la Reine!

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

A new play by current student Tristan Raak.

Saturday 3 Feb

Men’s Basketball vs. Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

8:30pm-10:30pm

Our Liberation Summit

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

4:30pm-6:00pm

We invite faculty, staff, students, administrators, researchers, non-profit organizations, community leaders, vendors, and other professionals to participate in our 1st Annual Our Liberation Summit.

Thursday 1 Feb

Men’s Basketball vs. Farmingdale State

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

8:00pm-10:00pm

Women’s Basketball vs. Farmingdale State

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

January 2018

Tuesday 30 Jan

Men’s Basketball vs. Old Westbury

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Ada Limón Craft Talk—On Duende & the Ladder: Mystery and Hope in Poetry

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Lorca defined Duende as having four distinct elements: irrationality, earthiness, a close awareness of death, and the diabolical. In this craft lecture, we'll look at ways contemporary poetry can balance the elements of Duende while still conveying a sense of hope to the reader. By exploring poems that deftly balance both the dark and the light, we'll also be paying close attention to how the bones of poetry—line, syntax, and music—set the foundation for a new way of making sense of the world.

Summer Pre-College Programs Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

3:30pm-4:30pm

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

Melissa Febos Craft Talk—In Defense of Navel Gazing

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

In Defense of Navel Gazing: How it is possible and why it is necessary to tell your most intimate stories and remain an intellectual (and why they keep telling you otherwise)

The Inaugural Year: Martin Goldray Lecture—Dewey and the Experience of Classical Music

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

A lecture to be given by music faculty member Martin Goldray. John Dewey's book, Art as Experience (1934), shows how art fits into his pragmatist philosophy, but it's a rather bewildering, if sometimes inspiring, account of art without more background into his thinking than he provides. This lecture will address the relationship of art to pragmatism more generally, explore how performing and listening to classical music might be illuminated by this way of thinking, and show how his ideas about art have resonated in the art world since his death in 1952.

Saturday 27 Jan

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.

Thursday 25 Jan

Women’s Basketball vs. Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Ami Omo Exhibit Opening Reception

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:00pm-6:30pm

An opening reception for the Ami Omo exhibit, on display January 25 through March 4 in the Barbara Walters Gallery in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. The exhibit features work by visual and studio arts faculty member Lucas Blalock with Asha Schechter, Chris Wiley, Emile Rubino, Gabriela Salazar, Jonathan Ehrenberg, Laura Tiffin, Lior Modan, Ragen Moss, Sacha Ingber, Stuart Hawkins, and Whitney Hubbs. Organized by Lucas Blalock.

CAConrad Craft Talk—Ecopoetics: Resurrect Extinct Vibration

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Resurrect Extinct Vibration is a (Soma)tic poetry ritual using audio field recordings of recently extinct animals, momentarily returning the music of the disappeared back into the air, the body, the land. We will focus on an Ecopoetics beyond our degraded soil, air, and water, considering the idea of vibrational absence. We will also be expanding the notion of a book of poems to incorporate other elements such as cataloging, journaling, law suits, congressional pleas, grave markers, and other forms of writing to enhance the collection of poems.

Stag's Mirror Film Screening Followed by Discussion with Robin Starbuck (Director) and Una Chung

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Screening Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

12:30pm-1:30pm

A short, experimental film on the indigenous people of Chiapas, Mexico. The Stag's Mirror is a construct of interlaced imagery and text that establishes a break with progressive documentary prose and how it is represented. (IMDB)

Wednesday 24 Jan

Paul LaFarge Craft Talk—Forge Yourself: Some Instances of (Mis)appropriated Identity

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

To write “as” someone else can be a way to gather illegitimate prestige, or a way to refuse an unwanted stigma, or even a way to call into question the notion of identity itself. In this talk, Paul LaFarge will consider some writers who have assumed false identities, and consider their motives (insofar as they're knowable) and the consequences of their choices, for themselves, their work, and our ideas about literature generally.

Tuesday 23 Jan

Music Tuesday Presents: The Ulysses Quartet Plays Schubert

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

The Ulysses Quartet will play Schubert's String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D. 887.

Saturday 20 Jan

“Pride on the Court” Saunders High School vs. Somers High School

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

5:00pm-7:00pm

Game admission is a suggested five dollars ($5), while other donations will be taken at the door. Sarah Lawrence students may make a donation using their 1Card. All proceeds will be given to the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN). There will also be live music at the doubleheader from DJ and producer Zeke Thomas.

“Pride on the Court” Men’s Basketball vs. Purchase College

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

3:00pm-5:00pm

Game admission is a suggested five dollars ($5), while other donations will be taken at the door. Sarah Lawrence students may make a donation using their 1Card. All proceeds will be given to the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN). There will also be live music at the doubleheader from DJ and producer Zeke Thomas.

Friday 19 Jan

“Pride on the Court” Panel Discussion Featuring NBA Veteran Jason Collins

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

12:30pm-2:00pm

The Sarah Lawrence College men's basketball program has joined Yonkers' Saunders High School for a “Pride on the Court” doubleheader in partnership with Nike's BETRUE campaign, an initiative with the goal of ending discrimination in sports.

Thursday 18 Jan

The Writing Institute's Faculty Reading & Spring Open House

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-8:30pm

Join us to learn more about our upcoming spring classes, meet our instructors, enjoy the company of your writing community, and take time to reinvigorate your creative spirit. Our instructor readings begin at 7 p.m. Listen to their voices now and learn from them this spring!

The Barbara Walters Campus Center Groundbreaking & Reception

Andrews Lawn/Heimbold Visual Arts Center

Open to the public

/ Thursday

1:30pm-4:00pm

Groundbreaking Ceremony
1:30 p.m.
Andrews Lawn
Glen Washington Avenue

Saturday 13 Jan

Men’s Basketball vs. Maritime

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Wednesday 10 Jan

Men’s Basketball vs. St. Joseph’s Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

8:00pm-10:00pm

Women’s Basketball vs. Purchase

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Monday 8 Jan

Women’s Basketball vs. Merchant Marine

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:00pm-9:00pm

December 2017

Thursday 14 Dec

Gamelan Ensemble

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

A gamelan angklung is a bronze orchestra that includes four-toned metallophones, gongs, drums, and flutes. Rhythmic patterns played upon the instruments interlock and combine to form large structures of great complexity and beauty. Our gamelan angklung was specially handcrafted in Bali for the College and was named Chandra Buana, or “Moon Earth,” at its dedication on April 16, 2000 in Reisinger Concert Hall. Our student ensemble will be joined by guest dancers and musicians and will perform three compositions, each with unique social and cultural functions.

The Writing Institute's Annual Potluck & Holiday Reading Party

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-8:30pm

The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to extend an invitation to join us for our annual Potluck & Holiday Reading Party. As writers, we may be willing to pass up a chance to dance or sing; however, we rarely miss the opportunity to be with fellow students. Come join us as we celebrate our community!

Wednesday 13 Dec

Blues Student Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

8:00pm-10:00pm

Under the direction of faculty members Glenn Alexander and Bill Moring.

Dance Performance Project: The Trisha Brown Company with Diane Madden, Ketchum Artist-in-Residence

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Tuesday 12 Dec

Jazz Vocal Student Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Under the direction of faculty members Glenn Alexander and Bill Moring.

Dance Performance Project: The Trisha Brown Company with Diane Madden, Ketchum Artist-in-Residence

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Kimbilio—In Conversation with Victor LaValle & Emily Raboteau

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Join Sarah Lawrence College's MFA Writing Program and Kimbilio Fiction for an evening with authors Victor LaValle and Emily Raboteau. Khaliah Williams to moderate.

Monday 11 Dec

Jazz Instrumental Student Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Under the direction of faculty members Glenn Alexander and Bill Moring.

Sunday 10 Dec

Winter Dance Performance: Program B

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Sunday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Men’s Basketball vs. Pratt

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

3:00pm-5:00pm

Winter Dance Performance: Program A

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Sunday

2:00pm-3:30pm

Women’s Basketball vs. Pratt

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Saturday 9 Dec

Winter Dance Performance: Program B

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Theatre Program Presents: A Bright Room Called Day

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:00pm-4:00pm

German artists and intellectuals during the rise of the Third Reich. Created by Tony Kushner. Directed by Rebecca Rouse. A Student Director Workshop Production. For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets are typically available one week prior to the production premiere.

Friday 8 Dec

Winter Dance Performance: Program A

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Theatre Program Presents: A Bright Room Called Day

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

German artists and intellectuals during the rise of the Third Reich. Created by Tony Kushner. Directed by Rebecca Rouse. A Student Director Workshop Production. For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets are typically available one week prior to the production premiere.

African Classics Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

African Classics is a performance ensemble focused on a wide range of musical styles that emerged in the second half of the 20th century in various regions of Africa. During this time, many African countries experienced a revitalization in musical creativity largely due to sweeping changes in post-colonial social and political climates. The student ensemble will perform songs from prominent artists and groups from this era.

Graphic Artist George Cochrane ’95 Discusses Illustrated Edition of Dante’s Inferno

Titsworth Living Room

Open to the public

/ Friday

11:00am-1:00pm

George Cochrane ’95 returns to campus to discuss his illustrated edition of Dante’s Inferno.

Thursday 7 Dec

Hamm & Clov Stage Company Presents Labyrinth Dance Theater's Production of NOOR

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

8:00pm-10:00pm

NOOR interprets the harrowing story of a young female pacifist name Noor (daughter of an Indian Sufi poet and musician Inayat Khan and his American wife) who was the first Morse code operator from Great Britain to infiltrate Nazi-occupied France during WWII. Known by her code name Madeleine, she was ultimately betrayed and executed at Dachau and posthumously received the Croix de Guerre for her bravery. In 2012, Princess Anne unveiled a bust of her in London.

Poetry Reading with Nicole Cooley

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-10:00pm

Sarah Lawrence College's newest literary magazine, Love and Squalor, will host poet Nicole Cooley for a poetry reading. She is the director of the MFA program for writing at Queens College and is an accomplished poet. She will be reading selections from her latest poetry collection, Girl after Girl after Girl. We will also be hosting two other readers, both Sarah Lawrence students, one undergraduate student and one graduate student. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is funded by the Student Senate.

Theatre Program Presents: A Bright Room Called Day

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

German artists and intellectuals during the rise of the Third Reich. Created by Tony Kushner. Directed by Rebecca Rouse. A Student Director Workshop Production. For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets are typically available one week prior to the production premiere.

29th Semi-Annual Science Poster Session

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

The Division of Science and Mathematics invites you to the 29th semi-annual Sarah Lawrence College Science & Mathematics Poster Session and the Community Partnerships Poster Session Symposium. Come celebrate science and mathematics along with community work at Sarah Lawrence! Dozens and dozens of students will be showing off posters of their conference work from biology, chemistry, computer science, philosophy, physics, and psychology

The Inaugural Year: Denise Schaeffer ’90 Lecture—Rousseau on the Tacit Dimension of Democratic Education

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:30pm

This event is part of the Inaugural Year series, exploring the theme Democracy and Education. What does Democracy and Education mean to you? Share your thoughts—written or video—with us on social media using the hashtag #SLCDemocracyEducation.

Wednesday 6 Dec

David Means Craft Talk—A Life in Fiction: Building and Maintain a Useful, Flexible, Artist Credo

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

David Means will talk in personal terms about his life as a short story writer, his struggle to cross over from one genre to another, beginning as a poet, moving to the short story and then, after a long struggle, to the novel form; and about the importance of locating a personal set of rules, visions, regulations, and sources of inspiration in order to sustain yourself, to embrace the power of the imagination (in a world that, with determination, casts doubt on the power to imagine) as an artist over the long run, and to help locate a true writing style and voice.

Tuesday 5 Dec

Men’s Basketball vs. Mount Saint Vincent

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

8:00pm-10:00pm

Women’s Basketball vs. Mount Saint Vincent

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

The Inaugural Year: Susan Rosenberg Presentation—Trisha Brown's Choreography: Embodied Democracy

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:25pm

In conjunction with the Dance Program’s Fall 2017 Trisha Brown Performance Project, noted art historian Susan Rosenberg will give a presentation on the work of pioneering choreographer Trisha Brown (1936-2017). Trisha Brown forged her identity and artistic principles in the 1960s and 1970s, a period of radical socio-political and cultural reorientation. Providing an overview of Brown’s 50-year career, this talk addresses how Brown challenged conventions and hierarchies of traditional dance, focusing on her work’s alignment of formal innovation with contestation of establishment norms, as embodied in a newly democratic approach to the body; to theatrical space; to processes of dance-making, and to audience experiences.

Akhil Sharma Craft Talk—Sentence by Sentence

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

A discussion of how to walk through the construction of a story, focusing on maintaining reader engagement.

Science Seminar Series—Nick Rauh Lecture: Finding Simple Solutions

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:35pm-1:35pm

Suppose we manage to find a solution to an equation. Is it the “simplest” solution we could have found? For example, we might note that x = 374 is a solution to x^3 - 587x^2 + 80084x - 157828, but if we think even less hard about it, so is x = 2. Sometimes "small" is what we mean by “simple,” but sometimes we need of notion of “simple” with a little more oomph. (Are 1/7 or sqrt(2)-1 simpler than 1? They're smaller!) In this talk, we'll see some of analytic number theory's tools for finding “simple” solutions to Diophantine equations.

Monday 4 Dec

Chris Whipple Lecture—The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Monday

12:30pm-2:00pm

Award-winning journalist and producer Chris Whipple will give a behind-the-scenes look at the White House chiefs of staff, whose actions—and inactions—have defined the course of our country. Whipple will revise our understanding of presidential history and offer an essential portrait of the toughest job in Washington.

Sunday 3 Dec

Wall to Wall Chamber Music Concert

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Sunday

4:00pm-6:00pm

Wall to Wall Chamber and the Sarah Lawrence College Chamber Choir perform highlights from the student chamber ensembles. Instrumentalists include cello, harp, flute, violin, piano performing Bach, Beethoven, Massenet, Harrison. The select choir performs Scarlatti, Poulenc, Dickau, and Stopford. Sungrai Sohn, Chamber Music Director and Patrick Romano, Chamber Choir Director.

Saturday 2 Dec

Theatre Program Presents: Rat Park

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:00pm-4:00pm

Gay, queer, and trans youth navigate drugs, love, and life. Created by Thor Mandanis; directed by Samuel DeMattio. A Student Playwright Workshop Production. For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets are typically available one week prior to the production premiere.

Women’s Basketball vs. Vaughn

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Graduate Programs Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-2:00pm

Join us for an open house to learn about our graduate programs, characterized by Sarah Lawrence’s strong emphasis on individual scholarship and intensive collaborative work with faculty. You'll also meet members of the graduate community. If you are unable to attend this event, we'd be happy to arrange a campus visit and tour. Please call our office at 914.395.2371 or e-mail grad@sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

NYU Silver School of Social Work Information Session

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-11:30am

Did you know that the NYU Silver School of Social Work has a Master of Social Work program at Sarah Lawrence College? NYU offers an MSW degree and two dual degrees with Sarah Lawrence: an MSW/MA in Health Advocacy and an MSW/MA in Child Development. Join us to learn more about the full-time and part time program options, the admissions process, and opportunities for scholarship and financial aid.

The Inaugural Year: Dewey, Democracy, and Experience in Education: A Paradigmatic Shift (Art of Teaching Saturday Seminar Series)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Saturday

8:30am-1:00pm

The Art of Teaching Graduate Program presents a four-part seminar series: Dewey, Democracy, and Experience in Education: A Paradigmatic Shift.

Friday 1 Dec

Theatre Program Presents: Rat Park

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Gay, queer, and trans youth navigate drugs, love, and life. Created by Thor Mandanis; directed by Samuel DeMattio. A Student Playwright Workshop Production. For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets are typically available one week prior to the production premiere.

Winter Open Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Friday

6:00pm-7:00pm

A music program showcase highlighting student performers. Refreshments to follow.

John Webley ’12 Lecture—Playing Russian in Pearls: Franz Xaver Winterhalter's Portrait of Empress Maria Alexandrovna

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Friday

3:30pm-5:00pm

John Webley ’12 will present the Winterhalter portrait in the context of Russian society and the modernization efforts that she championed. Webley will also discuss the difficulties and the rewards of conducting research in St. Petersburg and at the Hermitage.

The Inaugural Year: Jeremi Suri Lecture—The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America's Highest Office

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Friday

12:30pm-2:00pm

Celebrated historian Jeremi Suri will discuss the rise and fall of the American presidency, from the limited role envisaged by the Founding Fathers to its current status as the most powerful job in the world. He will argue that the presidency is a victim of its own success—the vastness of the job makes it almost impossible to fulfill the expectations placed upon it. As managers of the world's largest economy and military, contemporary presidents must react to a truly globalized world in a twenty-four-hour news cycle. There is little room left for bold vision. This lecture is based on Professor Suri's recently released book, The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America's Highest Office, which is a masterful reassessment of presidential history and essential reading for anyone trying to understand America's fraught political climate.

November 2017

Thursday 30 Nov

Homecoming: Men’s Basketball vs. Merchant Marine

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

8:00pm-10:00pm

Theatre Program Presents: Rat Park

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Gay, queer, and trans youth navigate drugs, love, and life. Created by Thor Mandanis; directed by Samuel DeMattio. A Student Playwright Workshop Production. For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets are typically available one week prior to the production premiere.

Spencer Barnett Lecture—Animator Patrick Smith

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Patrick Smith is a New York-based animator and this year's Spencer Barnett Memorial Fund visiting artist. The Spencer Barnett Memorial Fund was established by the family and friends of Spencer Barnett ’09.

Homecoming: Women’s Basketball vs. Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

John McAuliff Lecture—Cuba-US Relations in the Era of Donald Trump

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:15pm-7:00pm

John McAuliff is Executive Director and Founder of the Fund for Reconciliation & Development and has been a lifelong activist in student, civil rights, and peace movements. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru. In 1985, he founded the Fund for Reconciliation and Development to achieve normal US diplomatic, educational, cultural, and economic relations with post-war Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. After that was achieved in the late 1990s, he changed the primary focus of the organization to obtaining similar normal US relations with Cuba, working especially in policy, travel, and educational and cultural exchange.

Wednesday 29 Nov

J. Mae Barizo Craft Talk—Why Words Matter

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

How do we as writers reckon with the violence and injustice inherent in our society? Exploring the artistic landscape of writers such as James Baldwin, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Claudia Rankine, and others, we will discuss a model of how one can balance strong ethical convictions with work that represents racial tensions, dislocation and cruelty. How do writers come to terms with the world we live in? Studying how writers translate violence and inequality in their work, we’ll address methods of erasure, decolonization, and the fragmentation of memory. Audre Lorde wrote: “Poetry is how we name the nameless. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change.”

Tuesday 28 Nov

Women’s Basketball vs. Old Westbury

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:30pm-9:30pm

The Inaugural Year: Claire Kedeshian Lecture—Repatriating Cultural Heritage to Egypt, Syria, and Iraq

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:30pm-7:00pm

Claire Kedeshian, Assistant US Attorney, will speak about cultural property smuggling cases (related to looting in recent conflicts) that she has handled as a federal prosecutor, repatriating antiquities to Egypt, Syria, and Iraq.

Music Tuesday Presents: Schoenberg Film & Discussion Hosted by William Anderson

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

String Trio, Los Angeles 1946 is a film about the influential 20th century composer and teacher Arnold Schoenberg. In August of 1946, Schoenberg's heart stopped beating. While recuperating, he composed a 19-minute trio for violin, viola, and cello—music in which he attempted to portray his close brush with death. It is a piece widely regarded today as a masterpiece of the 20th century repertoire. The film includes Schoenberg's children Nuria, Ronald, and Lawrence, relating memories of their father, and concludes with a complete performance of the String Trio, filmed at Schoenberg's Los Angeles home. Directed by David Starobin.

Monday 27 Nov

sam sax Craft Talk—Written in the Blood

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Monday

4:30pm-5:30pm

In this talk, sax will be examining poems of outrage, witness, and healing and trying to ascertain what it is about an occasional poem that makes it outlast its particular occasion? Why do some poems remain urgent and essential for generations while others do their work and then fade into obscurity? We’ll study poems that mine the archive of memory as well as the newspaper and newsfeed for material, poems with blood in them, poems that speak back to the immediacy of the world and also manage to stand the test of time.

Monday 20 Nov

Environmental Studies Lecture Series—Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Monday

6:00pm-7:30pm

Peter Godfrey-Smith is Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Sydney and author of Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness. His main research interests are in the philosophy of biology and the philosophy of mind. Godfrey-Smith is a philosopher and diver who has been studying octopuses and other cephalopods in the wild, mostly off the coast of his native Sydney, for years. He also works on pragmatism (especially John Dewey), general philosophy of science, metaphysics and epistemology.

Genetic Counseling Program Application Webinar

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Monday

3:00pm-4:00pm

Learn more about the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College and participate in a Q&A about the application process.

Sunday 19 Nov

Joy Ladin ’82 Lecture—Meet Me at the Intersection of Trans and Jewish Identity

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Sunday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Joy Ladin ’82 will explore the intersections and collisions of trans and Jewish identity through the lenses of both personal experience, including her experiences of becoming the first and still only openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution and speaking with Jewish institutions around the country struggling to understand trans identities, and her work on theorizing trans identities in relation to religious traditions, as she does in her forthcoming book, The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective.

Saturday 18 Nov

Fall Open Dance Performance

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Theatre Program Presents: You for Me for You

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

3:00pm-5:00pm

North Korean sisters defect, and must navigate the Land of the Free and their own personal beliefs. Created by Mia Chung; directed by Ernest Abuba. A Faculty Production. For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets are typically available one week prior to the production premiere.

Swimming vs. Old Westbury/St. Joseph’s Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Pool A/B

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:30pm-4:30pm

Women’s Basketball vs. Cooper Union

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Friday 17 Nov

Fall Open Dance Performance

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Swimming vs. Maritime/St. Joseph’s L.I.

Campbell Sports Center Pool A/B

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:30pm

Theatre Program Presents: You for Me for You

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

North Korean sisters defect, and must navigate the Land of the Free and their own personal beliefs. Created by Mia Chung; directed by Ernest Abuba. A Faculty Production. For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets are typically available one week prior to the production premiere.

Thursday 16 Nov

Theatre Program Presents: You for Me for You

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

North Korean sisters defect, and must navigate the Land of the Free and their own personal beliefs. Created by Mia Chung; directed by Ernest Abuba. A Faculty Production. For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets are typically available one week prior to the production premiere.

Stephen Ruszczyk Lecture—Navigating the Maze of Immigrant Illegality: Undocumented Youths Growing Up in Precarious Contexts (Women's History Colloquium)

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Based in life-course ethnography, Stephen Ruszczyk will follow the biographical narratives of four undocumented youths in New York City as they move from high school towards their mid-twenties. Their boundaries of inclusion and exclusion have been continually re-written as localities contest national restrictions on immigration. Of particular interest is how gendered legal structures and family roles create different illegalized opportunity structures for these four youths.

Graduate Programs Information Session—New York City

Off Campus The 23rd Street Center: 116 W. 23rd Street, 5th fl

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:30pm

Join us for an information session to learn more about our graduate programs and life as a graduate student at Sarah Lawrence College. Meet the Director of Graduate Admissions at:

The Inaugural Year: Clare Davies Lecture—The Modern and Contemporary Middle East at The Met: A Curator's Perspective

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:30pm

Clare Davies is the first curator of Middle Eastern Contemporary art at The Met, and will talk about the job of finding contemporary artists from the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey for the Metropolitan Museum collection, and will discuss some of The Met's most recent acquisitions. Sponsored by Art History.

Wednesday 15 Nov

Genetic Counseling Program Application Webinar

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

9:00pm-10:00pm

Learn more about the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College and participate in a Q&A about the application process.

Tuesday 14 Nov

The Inaugural Year: An Evening with Jeff Fager, Executive Producer of 60 Minutes

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:15pm-6:45pm

Jeff Fager, Executive Producer of the television news magazine 60 Minutes, will speak at Sarah Lawrence College following the release of his book, Fifty Years of 60 Minutes: The Inside Story of Television’s Most Influential News Broadcast, released this month. Fager’s talk, which will be open to questions from the audience, will likely include a discussion of “fake” news and first amendment issues.

Kathleen Hill Craft Talk—Making a Book from the Pieces

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This talk will address a writer's challenge of taking a number of stories or essays, loosely driven by the same theme, and creating from them a narrative that turns the parts into a whole, a collection into an evolving story, a book. Both fiction and non-fiction students may be interested.

Music Tuesday Presents: Amaranthus Ensemble with Bari Mort

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

The Amaranthus Ensemble will perform works by Mozart, Ginastera, and Schumann with pianist Bari Mort.

Kanishka Raja Exhibit Artist Lecture—PostWest 2a: Ornament and Translation

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:00pm-2:30pm

Kanishka Raja’s practice explores the intersection of representation, craft, technology, and the gaps that occur in the transmission of information. In composite fields that tap into oppositions of the technological versus the handmade, original versus reproduction, and neutral versus contested, Raja’s paintings and their woven, scanned, printed, embroidered, and reproduced counterparts interlock in complex visual fields that consider the translation and transposition of visual data and are charged with colliding realms of the foreign and the familiar.

Alejandro Satz Lecture—Black Hole Entropy and Quantum Entanglement (Science Seminar Series)

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:35pm-1:35pm

Black holes are regions where the warping of space and time, as described by Einstein's General Relativity, becomes so intense that light is unable to escape and the region is cut off from the rest of the universe. Many predictions of gravitational physics about black holes were spectacularly confirmed by LIGO's detection of gravitational waves from black hole mergers, which was awarded the 2017 Physics Nobel Prize. In this talk, Alejandro Satz will give a summary of our current understanding of black holes, focusing especially on Stephen Hawking's prediction that black holes have thermal properties which include an entropy proportional to their surface area. He will also explain why black hole entropy is a key clue for building a theory of quantum gravity, and describe some recent research in which we make progress by clarifying the connection between black hole entropy and quantum entanglement entropy.

Genetic Counseling Program Application Webinar

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:00pm-1:00pm

Learn more about the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College and participate in a Q&A about the application process.

Saturday 11 Nov

Swimming vs. Mount Saint Mary

Campbell Sports Center Pool A/B

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:30pm-4:30pm

Graduate Programs Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-2:00pm

Join us for an open house to learn about our graduate programs, characterized by Sarah Lawrence’s strong emphasis on individual scholarship and intensive collaborative work with faculty. You'll also meet members of the graduate community. If you are unable to attend this event, we'd be happy to arrange a campus visit and tour. Please call our office at 914.395.2371 or e-mail grad@sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

Thursday 9 Nov

3D Screening of The Flavor Genome and Q&A with Anicka Yi

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:15pm-6:45pm

Anicka Yi's film, The Flavor Genome (2016, single-channel 3D video, 22 min.), is a techno sensual journey into the unexplored threshold of adaptation, mutation, and hybridization of living organisms. Shot on 3D video, this film complicates technological obsolescence in contemporary visuality by deploying both 3D video and 3D animation systems. Set in the Amazon rainforest and renegade laboratories, the narrative is told through a commercial flavorist who is on the hunt for a mythical orchid which has miraculous properties in the jungles of the Amazon. Events go awry in the jungle as scientific procedures attempt to merge with unforeseen realities leading to unimaginable sensorial outcomes. Under the conceptual premise of the “flavor genome,” the video performs a mapping of perceptual worlds, taking reality as matrices of perceived unique essences which could enable the potential for bio diverse intelligence sharing.

Wednesday 8 Nov

Screening of Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold and Q&A with Director Griffin Dunne

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:00pm-7:00pm

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold is a documentary about Joan Didion; Made with Joan, using Joan's words.

April Mosolino Craft Talk—The Art of the Gig

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

As writers, we often work in solitude and yet in order to sustain this singular life, we must constantly interact with the world. How does one stay focused on their artistic projects while still putting bread on the table? This lecture concerns itself with striking a balance between working creatively and working to financially sustain the writer’s life.

Tuesday 7 Nov

Stephen Snyder Lecture—Being Yoko Ogawa: Translation and Authority (Babel Translation Lecture Series)

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:30pm-7:00pm

Yoko Ogawa is one of Japan’s most popular and critically acclaimed writers, and her work in English translation has appeared in The New Yorker and Harper’s. This success has resulted in invitations to the New Yorker Festival, the PEN World Voices Festival, and to numerous other literary prize ceremonies and university campuses—all of which Ogawa has declined. This talk examines the experiences of a translator asked to “speak for” a writer and the ways in which this act parallels and shapes the act of literary translation in the context of the commercial publishing industry. Who and what forces determine the nature of the “original”? What gives a translator “authority” to speak? How do commercial forces and aesthetic standards interact to shape—or deform—the “foreign” text? And what is the role of the translator in negotiating the conflict between foreignizing and domesticating practices in translation? This talk is based on ethnographic research in the Japanese and US publishing industries and examines the careers of Ogawa and Haruki Murakami in English translation.

Monday 6 Nov

Jamie Gallo Lecture—Telling and Selling the Story of American Sports

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Monday

6:30pm-8:00pm

In an era in which sports is as much about economics, race, and history as games, Jamie Gallo, the former head of marketing for the National Basketball Association will speak on "Telling and Selling the Story of American Sports."

Sunday 5 Nov

Women’s Basketball vs. John Jay

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Saturday 4 Nov

Theatre Program Presents: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:00pm-4:00pm

A time-bending, dark comedy set in a world between heaven and hell by 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Stephen Adly Guirgis; directed by Julius Powell. A Student Director Workshop Production. For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets are typically available one week prior to the production premiere.

Swimming vs. SUNY Cobleskill

Campbell Sports Center Pool A/B

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:30pm-4:30pm

Men’s Basketball vs. Lehman

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Friday 3 Nov

Theatre Program Presents: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

A time-bending, dark comedy set in a world between heaven and hell by 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Stephen Adly Guirgis; directed by Julius Powell. A Student Director Workshop Production. For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets are typically available one week prior to the production premiere.

Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE)—Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers

Off Campus Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave. Yonkers, NY

Open to the public

/ Friday

4:00pm-6:00pm

Children of all ages are invited to a Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE) where they'll interact with materials and create anything they want using recycled materials (cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, fabric, etc.) and lots of imagination! Volunteer playworkers will be on hand to assist children as needed, and parents are welcome. Brought to you by the Child Development Institute.

Thursday 2 Nov

Theatre Program Presents: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

A time-bending, dark comedy set in a world between heaven and hell by 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Stephen Adly Guirgis; directed by Julius Powell. A Student Director Workshop Production. For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets are typically available one week prior to the production premiere.

Sreshta Rit Premnath Lecture—The Chronotopography of Mountains: Mapping Time and Place in Himalayan Landscapes

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:30pm

Sreshta Rit Premnath, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Parsons/The New School, draws on trans-Himalayan landscapes in northwestern Nepal and Tibet that are only accessible by foot and proposes time as a unit for mapping distances in landscapes whose terrain is difficult to navigate. Premnath has had solo exhibitions at Ace Gallery, Los Angeles; Kansas Gallery, New York; Gallery SKE, Bangalore; The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago; Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin; Wave Hill, New York.

The Inaugural Year: Where to Invade Next—Michael Moore (Art of Teaching Film Series)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:00pm-7:00pm

Honored by festivals and critics groups alike, Where to Invade Next is an expansive, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which the Academy Award®-winning director, Michael Moore, confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places. The creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine has returned with an epic movie that’s unlike anything he has done before—an eye-opening call to arms to capture the American Dream and restore it in, of all places, America.

October 2017

Tuesday 31 Oct

Kanishka Raja Exhibit Opening Reception—PostWest 2a: Ornament and Translation

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:00pm-6:30pm

Kanishka Raja’s practice explores the intersection of representation, craft, technology, and the gaps that occur in the transmission of information. In composite fields that tap into oppositions of the technological versus the handmade, original versus reproduction, and neutral versus contested, Raja’s paintings and their woven, scanned, printed, embroidered, and reproduced counterparts interlock in complex visual fields that consider the translation and transposition of visual data and are charged with colliding realms of the foreign and the familiar.

Music Tuesday Presents: Bill Stafford, Founder of Missing Link Music

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Bill Stafford, founder of Missing Link Music, will discuss the world of music publishing, rights, and management in today’s market.

Science Seminar Series—Evolution of Suspensory Locomotion in the Apes: Evidence from Behavioral and Paleontological Data

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:35pm-1:35pm

The living apes practice one of the most unique locomotor behaviors of any mammal: suspension and brachiation. The set of skeletal modifications that allow this bizarre locomotor mode lay the foundation for the even less common bipedalism of humans. But how did these suspensory adaptations originate and are they as distinctive as we think? A survey of behavioral studies and the the fossil record suggests not. One fossil taxon in particular is key to addressing the origins of suspensory locomotion, as it may represent the earliest know ape: Proconsul. Results from a phylogenetic analysis of 816 morphological characters indicates that Proconsul is a hominoid, while phenetic analyses suggest a locomotor mode incorporating a range of behaviors more similar to the locomotor style of new world monkeys than to either the living apes or their sister taxon, the old world monkeys.

Saturday 28 Oct

Swimming Sprint Carnival

Campbell Sports Center Pool A/B

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:30pm-4:30pm

Women’s Volleyball Tri-Match

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

11:00am-5:00pm

Friday 27 Oct

Theatre Program Presents: Girl Inside the Mirror

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

The subconscious is a mysterious place: to submerge is to discover our lights and shadows, our true and complex selves. What could happen if a Latin-American girl, emerging from a complex society and a post-traumatic event, stands in front of a mirror, all by herself?

Thursday 26 Oct

Women’s Volleyball vs. CCNY

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Stephanie Campos Lecture—Small Village, Large Hell: Examining the Incarceration of Women in Lima, Peru through an Intersectional Framework (Women's History Colloquium)

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Using an intersectional framework, this presentation will explore how the Santa Monica prison in Lima, Peru reflects and reproduces hierarchies of race, class, gender, and citizenship. Life history interviews with incarcerated women demonstrates how structural inequalities influenced their entrance into the illicit drug market and subsequent imprisonment. In addition, prisoners competed for scarce resources and privileges. Those with access to advantageous and valued economic, racial, gender, and national positionalities benefited over prisoners. This work also argues that women’s labor is the linchpin between drug trafficking and prison and that the drug trade and the prison in Peru are two parts of a symbiotic whole. This research contributes to a critical questioning of the prison as an adequate response to economic and political insecurity and crisis, a situation not created by those most negatively affected by it. 

The Inaugural Year: An Inconvenient Sequel—Livestream Interview with Al Gore

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:00pm-8:00pm

A screening of Al Gore's film, An Inconvenient Sequel, immediately followed by a livestream interview with Al Gore. Sarah Lawrence College is one of over a hundred colleges and universities participating in the livestream.

D. Foy Craft Talk—Perception: Attention, Intuition, Digression, Style

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Art is an inside job. It starts with us, and with our minds. Perception is the requisite state for writing. What we perceive and how we perceive it dictates what we write and how. Our aim as writers is to reflect in our work how we see the world. Another way to say this is that as writers we aim for maximum inclusivity.

Wednesday 25 Oct

Men’s Soccer vs. Yeshiva

Off Campus Tibbetts Brook Park - 355 Midland Avenue, Yonkers

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:45pm-8:45pm

Laura Kipnis Craft Talk—The Ironic Polemic (Or the Polemical Ironist)

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

You kill more flies with irony than with sledgehammers.

Tuesday 24 Oct

Genetic Counseling Graduate Program Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:00pm-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?

Music Tuesday Presents: Faculty Concert

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Bloch Concertino for flute, clarinet, piano; Spohr: clarinet and tenor; Ibert: Deux Interludes for flute, violin, and piano; Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 5 “Spring”

Monday 23 Oct

Kevin Peraino Lecture—A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Monday

12:30pm-2:00pm

Author Kevin Peraino will discuss the presidency and foreign affairs as featured in his book, A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China—A gripping narrative of the Truman administration's response to the fall of nationalist China and the triumph of Mao Zedong's Communist forces in 1949—an extraordinary political revolution that continues to shape East Asian politics to this day.

Saturday 21 Oct

Theatre Program Presents: Harmless

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Conceived and directed by Dan Hurlin; created w/ ensemble. A Faculty Production. For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets are typically available one week prior to the production premiere.

Women’s Soccer vs. Farmingdale State

Off Campus Tibbetts Brook Park - 355 Midland Avenue, Yonkers

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Women’s Volleyball Tri-Match

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

11:00am-5:00pm

The Inaugural Year: Dewey, Democracy, and Experience in Education: A Paradigmatic Shift (Art of Teaching Saturday Seminar Series)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Saturday

9:00am-1:00pm

The Art of Teaching Graduate Program presents a four-part seminar series: Dewey, Democracy, and Experience in Education: A Paradigmatic Shift.

Friday 20 Oct

Theatre Program Presents: Harmless

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Conceived and directed by Dan Hurlin; created w/ ensemble. A Faculty Production. For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets are typically available one week prior to the production premiere.

Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE)—Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers

Off Campus Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave. Yonkers, NY

Open to the public

/ Friday

4:00pm-6:00pm

Children of all ages are invited to a Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE) where they'll interact with materials and create anything they want using recycled materials (cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, fabric, etc.) and lots of imagination! Volunteer playworkers will be on hand to assist children as needed, and parents are welcome. Brought to you by the Child Development Institute.

Thursday 19 Oct

Theatre Program Presents: Harmless

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger...right? Inspired by true events, this devised piece of physical theatre draws from the past and looks to the future, as it asks: what does our culture depend on? And at what cost?

The Inaugural Year: Artists in Yonkers: Passion, Vision, and Community Engagement

Center for the Urban River at Beczak Main Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-8:30pm

Panelists include:

Graduate Programs Information Session—New York City

Off Campus The 23rd Street Center: 116 W. 23rd Street, 5th fl

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:30pm

Join us for an information session to learn more about our graduate programs and life as a graduate student at Sarah Lawrence College. Meet the Director of Graduate Admissions at:

Jesse Horst Lecture—Slum Clearance, the Cuban Revolution of 1959, and Dilemmas from Post-Obama Havana

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:30pm-7:00pm

This talk challenges prevailing narratives of the Cuban Revolution by exploring the subterranean dynamics of policies towards shantytown communities in Havana—and it considers the significance of this challenge in light of the present day. As government officials sought to relocate sites of informal housing in the 1950s, shantytown leaders organized protests, pressuring officials to generate social welfare initiatives. Although they offered many benefits, these initiatives also silenced local activists. The policies of the 1959 Revolution and the silence that followed grew from precisely this compromise. As urban poverty has reemerged in 21st century Havana, we will reflect on the meaning of this history amid the volatile currents of US-Cuban relations following Barack Obama’s unprecedented opening.

Miller Oberman Craft Talk—Writing in the Ruins: The Poet as Translator

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

As a poet who is an extremely streaky writer, working on translations of the first poems written in Old English has often saved Miller Oberman from making nothing for long stretches of time. For him, translation is a conversation that moves back and forth through time and space, accruing meaning as it goes, and this talk is about how studying these poems has deeply influenced his own. He plans to talk about two fragmented Old English poems, "The Ruin," and "Wulf and Eadwacer," and will offer multiple translations of each.

Wednesday 18 Oct

Lincoln Michel Craft Talk—Technologies of the Unreal

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

From the chimeras of ancient mythology to the imagery of modern surrealists, literature has always been infused with the weird. This craft talk will look at the history of the uncanny and the weird in different genres of fiction, and explore the techniques and tricks that writers can use to make the strange feel real and the real seem bizarre.

Tuesday 17 Oct

David Wilson Lecture—No-Tax Hike Pledge: Panacea or Time Bomb?

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Journal News Tax Watch columnist David McKay Wilson will explore the Westchester County Executive's no-tax increase policy over the past seven years. He will explore its impact on county services and infrastructure. He will also look to the county's future, including proposed privatization of Westchester County Airport. Sponsored by The Journal News.

Sunday 15 Oct

Men’s Soccer vs. Mount Saint Vincent

Off Campus Tibbetts Brook Park - 355 Midland Avenue, Yonkers

Open to the public

/ Sunday

6:30pm-8:30pm

Saturday 14 Oct

Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE)—Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers

Off Campus Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave. Yonkers, NY

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Children of all ages are invited to a Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE) where they'll interact with materials and create anything they want using recycled materials (cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, fabric, etc.) and lots of imagination! Volunteer playworkers will be on hand to assist children as needed, and parents are welcome. Brought to you by the Child Development Institute.

Graduate Writing Program Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-2:00pm

Thank you for your interest in the Graduate Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence College! Please join us for an on-campus open house where you will meet with members of the graduate writing community.

Friday 13 Oct

Women’s Tennis vs. Pratt

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-10:30pm

Thursday 12 Oct

Women’s Volleyball vs. Purchase

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Genetic Counseling Graduate Program Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:00pm-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?

The Inaugural Year: Good Morning Mission Hill—Tom & Amy Valens (Art of Teaching Film Series)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:00pm-7:00pm

This documentary offers an intimate look at the inner workings of a successful urban school where teachers are given the freedom to create their own curriculums, and to contribute to the decisions of the school—a film that should inspire our thinking about what meaningful education entails.

Wednesday 11 Oct

Men’s Soccer vs. Farmingdale State

Off Campus Tibbetts Brook Park - 355 Midland Avenue, Yonkers

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Jessica Hendry Nelson Craft Talk—Essay Associated: The Modern Lyric

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

This craft talk will explore effective approaches to the lyric essay, from poetic language to juxtaposition and white space. We'll discuss some of the forms a lyric essay may take, including the braid, wherein a steady accretion of key imagery and associations build meaning. The lyric essay is an ancient form—Montaigne, Seneca, St. Augustine, and Sei Shonogan are early practitioners—with modern applications and implications. We'll discuss the context from which the lyric essay arises and subjects that lend themselves well to the form. By analyzing successful models and exploring the contours, elements, and language of the lyric essay, we'll come to a deeper understanding of its purposes and pleasures.

T Cooper Craft Talk—Go Ahead Switch the Style Up

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

In today's creative landscape, many writers have had to adapt, often quickly, to the constantly shifting ways in which audiences find and interact with their stories. Sure, it's nice to perfect one's craft in a single genre and to make a cozy living doing just that one thing—but a number of today's creative writers, in order to sustain healthy careers, have increasingly been moving into ever widening circles and genres of writing (including film and television, for instance). This talk will explore this brave new world of publishing/broadcast through one writer's career as a constantly-evolving, genre-bending storyteller.

Tuesday 10 Oct

Graduate Health Advocacy Program Virtual Open House

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

8:00pm-9:00pm

To learn about the master’s degree program in Health Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College, join us at our online Open House. This interactive session will provide information about the 18 month low-residency program, as well as the career opportunities our education might open to you.

Theatre Program Presents: First Look Student Play Readings—Walls

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Created by Jordan Foster; directed by Evan Ray ’20. For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets are typically available one week prior to the production premiere.

Kevin Bubriski Lecture—Photographs of Nepal: Images from an Artist's Yatra from Kathmandu to Mount Kailash

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-7:30pm

Kevin Bubriski has been photographing Nepal for 40 years. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is Associate Professor of Photography and Director of Documentary Studies at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont.

Women’s Tennis vs. St. Joseph’s (L.I.)

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:30pm-10:00pm

Music Tuesday Presents: Shadowland

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Jazz, blues-rock guitarist and music faculty member Glenn Alexander and Shadowland feature the New York Horns with vocalist Oria.

Madhusudan Katti Lecture—BiodiverCity: How Urban Environments Dynamically Filter and Reassemble Biodiversity from Regional Species Pools (Science Seminar Series)

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:30pm-1:30pm

Urban ecosystems are the most novel kind of ecosystems in terrestrial environments on Earth. Even as urbanization overcomes other natural habitats and displaces many species, cities also provide habitat for a surprising amount of native biodiversity, mixed in with non-native species. Urbanization therefore presents an opportunity to study how communities of species are assembled in novel environments.

Monday 9 Oct

Theatre Program Presents: Horse Girls

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Bad news rattles a horse club for young girls. A dark comedy about deception, lies, and obsession. Created by Jenny Rachel Weiner; directed by Allison Kelly. A Student Director Workshop Production. For ticket information, please call the Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Desk at 914.395.2430.

Women’s Soccer vs. John Jay

Off Campus Tibbetts Brook Park - 355 Midland Avenue, Yonkers

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Undergraduate Open House

South Lawn

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. This open house gives prospective students a chance to sit in on our famous roundtable seminars, talk directly with faculty, and get to know current students. The entire family can participate in faculty-taught model classes, tour campus and dorms, meet with current students and faculty, speak with Financial Aid and Admission staff, and learn all about Sarah Lawrence and selective college admission.

Sunday 8 Oct

Theatre Program Presents: Horse Girls

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Sunday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Bad news rattles a horse club for young girls. A dark comedy about deception, lies, and obsession. Created by Jenny Rachel Weiner; directed by Allison Kelly. A Student Director Workshop Production. For ticket information, please call the Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Desk at 914.395.2430.

Saturday 7 Oct

Men’s Soccer vs. St. Joseph’s L.I.

Off Campus Tibbetts Brook Park - 355 Midland Avenue, Yonkers

Open to the public

/ Saturday

8:30pm-10:30pm

Theatre Program Presents: Horse Girls

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Bad news rattles a horse club for young girls. A dark comedy about deception, lies, and obsession. Created by Jenny Rachel Weiner; directed by Allison Kelly. A Student Director Workshop Production. For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite. Tickets are typically available one week prior to the production premiere.

Friday 6 Oct

Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE)—Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers

Off Campus Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave. Yonkers, NY

Open to the public

/ Friday

4:00pm-6:00pm

Children of all ages are invited to a Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE) where they'll interact with materials and create anything they want using recycled materials (cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, fabric, etc.) and lots of imagination! Volunteer playworkers will be on hand to assist children as needed, and parents are welcome. Brought to you by the Child Development Institute.

Thursday 5 Oct

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich Craft Talk—Structure, Risk, and Meaning

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

What drives the writer of personal narrative is often an impulse to speak where there has been silence. Early drafts may be guided by intuition, a gravitational pull towards what lies unresolved. And yet sooner or later, the work requires structure. This talk will address the process of finding a structure that isn’t merely an organizing principle, but rather calls forth theme and stakes, and how considering structure can help the writer crack through to deeper, riskier layers of meaning.

Wednesday 4 Oct

Women’s Soccer vs. Maritime

Off Campus Tibbetts Brook Park - 355 Midland Avenue, Yonkers

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

The Inaugural Year: The Writing Institute's Wrexham Road Reading Series—Democracy and Education

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:30pm-8:30pm

Wrexham Road Reading Series is a Writing Institute event which brings together writers from within and outside Sarah Lawrence College to share their work. Its intent is to show the breadth and depth of the literary community we're fortunate to support and be supported by. As we celebrate the inauguration of our new College president, this reading will focus on democracy and education as a theme. Register now

Kim Kyung-Mook Lecture—Making the Invisible Visible: Queer Korean Cinema, National Others, and Making of Queer Space in Stateless Things

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:30pm-7:00pm

Kim Kyung-Mook (b.1985) is a filmmaker based in Seoul. His films—short, feature, and documentary—explore the uncertain lives of marginalized groups of people, such as homosexuals, transsexuals, sex workers, North Korean defectors, and others. Through his works, he attempts to reveal the ambiguity of boundaries lying between appearance/disappearance, visibility/invisibility, and presence/absence. This presentation will be a discussion of his 2011 film, Stateless Things, which is available for prior viewing in the library.

Tuesday 3 Oct

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

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-11:30pm

Sunday 1 Oct

Women’s Soccer vs. Mount Saint Mary

Off Campus Tibbetts Brook Park - 355 Midland Avenue, Yonkers

Open to the public

/ Sunday

6:30pm-8:30pm

Women’s Softball Fall Tournament

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Sunday

12:00pm-6:00pm

September 2017

Saturday 30 Sep

Men’s Soccer vs. Maritime

Off Campus Bronxville High School - 177 Pondfield Rd.

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:30pm-4:30pm

Thursday 28 Sep

Women’s Volleyball vs. Farmingdale State

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Wednesday 27 Sep

Women’s Tennis vs. Mount Saint Mary

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-10:00pm

Trans Europe Migration: Following the Refugees' Trail Photography Exhibit Opening with Guest Speaker Sana Mustafa, Syrian Refugee & Activist

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

3:30pm-5:00pm

In 2015, the number of migrants and refugees reaching Europe reached an unprecedented peak, with more than one million people arriving in Greece and Italy from Turkey and Libya. In October 2015, photographer Rocco Rorandelli was assigned by Vanity Fair to cover the crisis along the "Balkan Route," using aerial imaging. This unique point of view provides an interesting perspective on the issues, detaching the viewer from single individuals and showing the phenomenon as a universal human trait.

Adelle Waldman Craft Talk—Dealing with Rejection: A Writer's Guide

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

As an unpublished fiction writer in her twenties, it was easy for Adelle Waldman to imagine that well-known fiction writers had been anointed from their earliest youth and had never suffered through years of self-doubt, doubt from others (parents, friends) and, yes, rejection. Now knowing that's not the case, she still believes writers should talk about this more. In this craft talk, Waldman will talk candidly about having her first novel rejected by every publisher in town, an experience that seemed devastating at the time—but which later came to seem like a piece of good fortune because it paved the way for her to write a better novel. More importantly than her own story, though, is a truth she'd like to impress on everyone: how well one endures rejection is, she believes, one of the key distinguishing characteristics between successful writers and those who give up. We should put as much care into learning how to handle rejection constructively—avoiding both the extremes of rage at the one doing the rejecting on the one hand and despair/self-loathing on the other extreme—as we put into making the finest sentences possible.

Tuesday 26 Sep

The Inaugural Year: Emily Katz Anhalt Lecture—Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:30pm-8:30pm

In this lecture based on her new book, Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths, classics faculty member Emily Katz Anhalt reveals how three masterworks of classical Greek literature can teach us, as they taught the ancient Greeks, to recognize violent revenge as a marker of illogical thinking and poor leadership. Rage may be a natural reaction to insult, injury, or injustice, but Homer, Euripides, and Sophocles demonstrate the foolishness of celebrating those who indulge in violent rage. These time-honored texts emphasize the costs of our dangerous penchant for glorifying violent rage and those who would indulge in it. By promoting compassion, rational thought, and debate, Greek myths help to arm us against the tyrants we might serve and the tyrants we might become. Light refreshments will be served. Copies of Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths will be available for sale.

Theatre Program Presents: First Look Student Play Readings—how I got over, or... red Kool-Aid stains on bubblegum lips

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Created by Brenson Thomas.

Keetje Kuipers Craft Talk—Beyond the Precious Self: Publishing Your Failed Poem

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Teachers of the craft of poetry often instruct their students to take risks on the page, encouraging wildness of language, innovation in form, and even excavation of the dangerously personal. And, because these elements are praised in poetry, their pursuit often garners admiration. But what if our goal were not to be admired but reviled? Risking the sanctity of self and the potential revulsion of our readers might yield poems that, though fatally flawed, could catapult vital conversations forward, both within and without our insular community of writers.

Visual & Studio Arts Lecture Series—Victoria Bradbury

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:15pm

Victoria Bradbury is an artist-researcher weaving programming code, physical computing, body, and object. Her interactive installations have explored historic witch trials and guilt and innocence as reflected through code. She has led international art hacking events and workshops including The City is The City (is The City) at Baltan Labs (Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2015) and Thinking Digital Arts // Hack (Newcastle UK, 2014). She was a member of the British Council team for Hack the Space, Tate Modern (London, UK, 2014) and participated in the IMMERSION: Art and Technology workshops (Shanghai, China, 2012) and Digital Media Labs (Barrow, UK, 2014). Her work has been exhibited at Harvestworks, Hallwalls Gallery, Albright Knox, and The New Britain Museum of American Art. Bradbury completed a practice-based PhD with CRUMB at the University of Sunderland, UK, in 2015 and is Assistant Professor of New Media at UNC Asheville.

Music Tuesday Presents: Judith Bettina, Soprano & James Goldsworthy, Piano

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Program includes El niño mudo (Federico García Lorca) by Mompou, Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé by Ravel, and The Mystery of Deep Candor (on poems of Denise Levertov) by Rakowski.

Monday 25 Sep

Creative Computing and Exploratory Programming: An Interactive Lunchtime Lecture with Nick Montfort

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Monday

1:00pm-2:00pm

Nick Montfort's computer-generated books of poetry include #!, the collaboration 2×6, Autopia, and The Truelist, forthcoming from Counterpath in the new Using Electricity series he edits. Among his more than fifty digital projects are the collaborations The Deletionist, Sea and Spar Between, and Renderings. His digital artwork was shown this summer at Babycastles in New York and in Boston City Hall. He has five books out from the MIT Press; The Future will be released in the press's Essential Knowledge series later this year. He is professor of digital media at MIT and lives in New York and Boston. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops.

Saturday 23 Sep

Women’s Tennis vs. York

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:00pm-4:00pm

Women’s Volleyball Tri-Match

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

11:00am-5:00pm

Graduate Programs Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-2:00pm

Join us for an open house to learn about our graduate programs, characterized by Sarah Lawrence’s strong emphasis on individual scholarship and intensive collaborative work with faculty. You'll also meet members of the graduate community. If you are unable to attend this event, we'd be happy to arrange a campus visit and tour. Please call our office at 914.395.2371 or e-mail grad@sarahlawrence.edu for more information.

Friday 22 Sep

Women’s Volleyball vs. King’s

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE)—Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers

Off Campus Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave. Yonkers, NY

Open to the public

/ Friday

4:00pm-6:00pm

Children of all ages are invited to a Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE) where they'll interact with materials and create anything they want using recycled materials (cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, fabric, etc.) and lots of imagination! Volunteer playworkers will be on hand to assist children as needed, and parents are welcome. Brought to you by the Child Development Institute.

Thursday 21 Sep

Women’s Tennis vs. John Jay

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-10:00pm

Stephen O'Connor Craft Talk—Dream Logic: Kafka's “A Country Doctor”

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

“A Country Doctor,” the title story of one of the only two books Kafka published during his lifetime, has been dismissed by some critics as “a dream,” which is to say: as an unmitigated outpouring of the author’s unconscious. In fact, this fast paced and richly evocative story is a carefully calibrated construction that plays conventional plot elements against one another in order to deliver both protagonist and reader to a moment in which “meaning” emerges out of the complex interaction of suggestive, but ultimately imponderable images. Stephen O’Connor will do a close reading of the story, focusing on the relationship between its conventional elements and “dream logic.” He will also touch on the profound influence “A Country Doctor” has had on his own work.

Wednesday 20 Sep

Women’s Volleyball vs. Maritime

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Genetic Counseling Graduate Program Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:00pm-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?

Tuesday 19 Sep

Women’s Soccer vs. Old Westbury

Off Campus Purchase College - 735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Monday 18 Sep

John R. Bohrer Lecture—The Revolution of Robert Kennedy

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Monday

12:30pm-2:00pm

Join MSNBC producer and author Jack Bohrer as he discusses social change and protest from RFK to the present.

Saturday 16 Sep

Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE)—Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers

Off Campus Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave. Yonkers, NY

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Children of all ages are invited to a Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE) where they'll interact with materials and create anything they want using recycled materials (cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, fabric, etc.) and lots of imagination! Volunteer playworkers will be on hand to assist children as needed, and parents are welcome. Brought to you by the Child Development Institute.

Thursday 14 Sep

Graduate Programs Information Session—New York City

Off Campus The 23rd Street Center: 116 W. 23rd Street, 5th fl

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:30pm

Join us for an information session to learn more about our graduate programs and life as a graduate student at Sarah Lawrence College. Meet the Director of Graduate Admissions at:

Wednesday 13 Sep

Marie Howe Craft Talk—Radical Receptivity

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Or: I don't know, no, not, nothing, never,

Tuesday 12 Sep

Women’s Volleyball vs. Baruch

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Provisional Landscapes Exhibit Opening Reception

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:00pm-6:30pm

Opening of an exhibit featuring the work of Liz Ensz, Matthew F Fisher, Elliott Green, Patrick Jacobs, Letha Wilson, and Andrea Wolf, curated by Paul Latislaw, which runs from September 12 - October 22.

Visual & Studio Arts Lecture Series—Matthew F Fisher

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Painter Matthew F Fisher lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA. He has been the recipient of numerous residencies and awards including the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant (2016), Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York (2015, 2007) and the New York Foundation for the Arts (2010). Recent solo exhibitions include Taymore Grahne Gallery, New York, NY, and One River, Englewood, NJ (2017), Airlock Gallery, San Marco, CA (2016), and Sardine, Brooklyn, NY (2015). Recent group shows include The Dot Project, London, UK (2017), Work Release, Norfolk, VA (2017), Ampersand Gallery, Portland, OR (2017). The works in the exhibit, says the artist, are images of a moment, or maybe several, that have happened or will. Or maybe not. They're not magical, they're not superficial or surreal. Rather they are once in a life time, action frozen just at the right instant so that everything lines up with the edge of the canvas or other elements within the painting. They are paintings heavily indebted to history, he thinks that's more important than the idea of the future, but they are also free of history by being futuristic. Our location, right then and there is transformed into something special. Our cosmic placement, both in space, time, and on this earth, was the exact reason why we saw what we see.

Sunday 10 Sep

Women’s Tennis vs. Albertus Magnus

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Sunday

12:00pm-4:00pm

Saturday 9 Sep

Women’s Volleyball Tri-Match

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

11:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday 6 Sep

Kim Chinquee Craft Talk—Plot in Flash Fiction and Prose Poetry: Origins, and Turning Pieces on Their Heads

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Revisiting the origins of flash fiction and prose poetry: differences and similarities between genres. Discovering how craft elements play a part in impacting plot in flash fiction.

Friday 1 Sep

Women’s Volleyball vs. New Rochelle

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Women’s Tennis vs. Lehman

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Friday

5:00pm-10:00pm

August 2017

Thursday 24 Aug

Writing Institute Faculty Reading & Fall Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-8:30pm

Join The Writing Institute for our Fall Open House. Enjoy faculty readings. Meet teachers and students. This is your chance to ask questions, become familiar with our teacher's genres and writing styles, and strengthen your relationships with our amazing community of writers. We hope to see you.

Friday 11 Aug

Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE)—Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers

Off Campus Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave. Yonkers, NY

Open to the public

/ Friday

12:00pm-2:00pm

Children of all ages are invited to a Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE) where they'll interact with materials and create anything they want using recycled materials (cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, fabric, etc.) and lots of imagination! Volunteer playworkers will be on hand to assist children as needed, and parents are welcome. Brought to you by the Child Development Institute.

July 2017

Friday 28 Jul

Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE)—Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers

Off Campus Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave. Yonkers, NY

Open to the public

/ Friday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Children of all ages are invited to a Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE) where they'll interact with materials and create anything they want using recycled materials (cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, fabric, etc.) and lots of imagination! Volunteer playworkers will be on hand to assist children as needed, and parents are welcome. Brought to you by the Child Development Institute.

Monday 10 Jul

Thomas H. Wright Lecture: When All Else Fails, We Must Protect Childhood—Denisha Jones, PhD

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Monday

4:30pm-6:30pm

Denisha Jones, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC. She received her PhD from Indiana University and, as a former early childhood teacher and preschool director, has spent her career as an advocate for teachers and has been active in keeping corporations outside of public education. She is a founding board member for the Badass Teachers Association, Inc. She is also a board member of United Opt Out National and is a member of the Advisory Board of Defending the Early Years. Her research interests include the de-professionalization of teaching, improving assessment and evaluation of early childhood teachers, culturally relevant teaching, and youth civic engagement. She is the recipient of the 2015 Bammy Award for College Professor of the Year from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. She has drafted an appendix on special education litigation and has provided legal research to the Schoolhouse-to-Jailhouse team of the Advancement Project. She is currently a Juris Doctor Candidate at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law.

June 2017

Wednesday 28 Jun

Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE)—Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers

Off Campus Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave. Yonkers, NY

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Children of all ages are invited to a Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE) where they'll interact with materials and create anything they want using recycled materials (cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, fabric, etc.) and lots of imagination! Volunteer playworkers will be on hand to assist children as needed, and parents are welcome. Brought to you by the Child Development Institute.

Saturday 24 Jun

4th Annual Publish and Promote Your Book Conference

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

8:30am-5:30pm

If you’re ready to find an agent and present your book to the marketplace, come join our community of educators, writers, agents, editors, and publishers at a one day conference designed to help you succeed in your publishing ventures. Even if your book isn’t quite there yet, don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the publishing arena, build your network, and plan the future path for your writing.

Friday 23 Jun

Summer Seminar for Writers—Fiona Maazel & Kevin Young Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Founded in 1993 by Thomas Lux and Jane Cooper, the Summer Seminar is a chance for writers to experience the Sarah Lawrence pedagogy, to work with a faculty of acclaimed writers and passionate teachers, and to spend a week in a stimulating atmosphere, where writing—and thinking about writing—is at the core.

Summer Seminar for Writers—Thomas Lux Tribute

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

4:00pm-5:00pm

Sarah Lawrence College mourns the death of poet and long-time writing faculty member Tom Lux.

Summer Seminar for Writers—Monica Youn Craft Talk

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

1:30pm-2:30pm

Monica Youn is the author of three books, most recently Blackacre (Graywolf Press, 2016). Her second book, Ignatz (Four Way Books, 2010), was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The New York Times Magazine. A former lawyer, she now teaches poetry at Princeton University and Sarah Lawrence College.

Thursday 22 Jun

Summer Seminar for Writers—Alex Gilvarry & Jeffrey McDaniel Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Founded in 1993 by Thomas Lux and Jane Cooper, the Summer Seminar is a chance for writers to experience the Sarah Lawrence pedagogy, to work with a faculty of acclaimed writers and passionate teachers, and to spend a week in a stimulating atmosphere, where writing—and thinking about writing—is at the core.

Summer Seminar for Writers—Charles Baxter Craft Talk

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

4:00pm-5:00pm

Charles Baxter is the author, most recently, of There’s Something I Want You to Do, published by Pantheon in February 2015; the book was a finalist for the Story Prize in 2016. He is also the author of Gryphon: New and Selected Stories, published in 2011, The Soul Thief, published in 2008, by Pantheon, and of Saul and Patsy, published in 2003 by Pantheon. His third novel, The Feast of Love (Pantheon/Vintage), was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2000 and has been made into a film starring Morgan Freeman. He has published two other novels, First Light and Shadow Play, and four books of stories. He has also published essays on fiction collected in Burning Down the House (Graywolf) and Beyond Plot, and has edited or co-edited several books of essays, The Business of Memory, published by Graywolf, Bringing the Devil to His Knees (The University of Michigan Press), and A William Maxwell Portrait, published in 2004 by W. W. Norton. He has edited the stories of Sherwood Anderson, published by the Library of America in 2012. His book of poems, Imaginary Paintings, was published by Paris Review Editions. He also edited Best New American Voices 2001 (Harcourt) and was the judge for the Bakeless Prize in Fiction in 2004. He has received the Award of Merit in the Short Story and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Rea Award in the Short Story in 2012. He was born in Minneapolis in 1947, graduated from Macalester College with a BA degree in 1969, and the State University of New York at Buffalo with a PhD in 1974, and lived for many years in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He taught at Wayne State University, the University of Michigan, Stanford, and the University of Iowa. He now lives in Minneapolis and is currently the Edelstein-Keller Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, and Harper’s, among other journals and magazines. His fiction has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories seven times, eleven times in The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and translated into many languages.

Summer Seminar for Writers—Susan Wheeler Craft Talk

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

1:30pm-2:30pm

Susan Wheeler is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Meme from the University of Iowa Press, which was shortlisted for the National Book Award, and a novel, Record Palace, published by Graywolf Press. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Witter Bynner Prize for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she teaches at Princeton University.

Wednesday 21 Jun

Summer Seminar for Writers—Terrance Hayes & Tiphanie Yanique Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Founded in 1993 by Thomas Lux and Jane Cooper, the Summer Seminar is a chance for writers to experience the Sarah Lawrence pedagogy, to work with a faculty of acclaimed writers and passionate teachers, and to spend a week in a stimulating atmosphere, where writing—and thinking about writing—is at the core.

Summer Seminar for Writers—Jean Kilbourne Craft Talk

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

4:00pm-5:00pm

Jean Kilbourne is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising. In the late 1960s, she began her exploration of the connection between advertising and several public health issues, including violence against women, eating disorders, and addiction, and launched a movement to promote media literacy as a way to prevent these problems. A radical and original idea at the time, this approach is now mainstream and an integral part of most prevention programs. Her films, lectures, and television appearances have been seen by millions of people throughout the world. Kilbourne was named by The New York Times Magazine as one of the three most popular speakers on college campuses. She is the creator of the renowned Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women film series and the author of the award-winning book Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel and So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids (with Diane E. Levin).

Tuesday 20 Jun

Summer Seminar for Writers—Charles Baxter & Marie Howe Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Founded in 1993 by Thomas Lux and Jane Cooper, the Summer Seminar is a chance for writers to experience the Sarah Lawrence pedagogy, to work with a faculty of acclaimed writers and passionate teachers, and to spend a week in a stimulating atmosphere, where writing—and thinking about writing—is at the core.

Summer Seminar for Writers—Terrance Hayes Craft Talk

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

4:00pm-5:00pm

Terrance Hayes is the author of Lighthead (Penguin, 2010), which won the National Book Award for Poetry; Wind in a Box (Penguin, 2006); Hip Logic (Penguin, 2002), which won the 2001 National Poetry Series and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award; and Muscular Music (Tia Chucha Press, 1999), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He has received many honors and awards, including a Whiting Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, three Best American Poetry selections, as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2014, he was named a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He is professor of creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and lives in Pittsburgh with his family.

Summer Seminar for Writers—David Lindsay-Abaire Craft Talk

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-2:30pm

David Lindsay-Abaire is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, lyricist, and librettist. His most recent play, Good People, premiered on Broadway, and was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, The Horton Foote Prize, The Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, and two Tony nominations. TCG named Mr. Lindsay-Abaire as the most produced playwright in America for the 2012-13 season, and Good People as the most produced play. His previous play, Rabbit Hole, received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, five Tony nominations, and the Spirit of America Award. He also wrote the book and lyrics for Shrek the Musical, which was nominated for eight Tonys, four Oliviers, a Grammy, and earned Mr. Lindsay-Abaire the Ed Kleban Award as America's most promising musical theatre lyricist. Mr. Lindsay-Abaire's other plays include Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World, and A Devil Inside, among others. In addition to his work in theatre, Mr. Lindsay-Abaire's screen credits include his film adaptation of Rabbit Hole (starring Nicole Kidman—Oscar Nomination), Dreamworks' Rise of the Guardians, and MGM's upcoming Poltergeist reboot, among others.

Monday 19 Jun

Summer Seminar for Writers—David Hollander & Susan Wheeler Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Founded in 1993 by Thomas Lux and Jane Cooper, the Summer Seminar is a chance for writers to experience the Sarah Lawrence pedagogy, to work with a faculty of acclaimed writers and passionate teachers, and to spend a week in a stimulating atmosphere, where writing—and thinking about writing—is at the core.

Summer Seminar for Writers—Roger Reeves Craft Talk

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Monday

4:00pm-5:00pm

Roger Reeves received an MFA in creative writing and a PhD in English from the University of Texas, Austin. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Tin House, Best American Poetry, and Indiana Review, among other publications, and he was included in Best New Poets 2009. Reeves was awarded a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation in 2008; he is also the recipient of two Bread Loaf Scholarships and a Cave Canem Fellowship. In 2012, Reeves received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize for his poem “The Field Museum.” He is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and a 2014–2015 Hodder Fellow at the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University. King Me (Copper Canyon Press, 2013) is Reeves’s first book.

Summer Seminar for Writers—Anita & Kiran Desai Craft Talk

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Monday

1:30pm-2:30pm

Founded in 1993 by Thomas Lux and Jane Cooper, the Summer Seminar is a chance for writers to experience the Sarah Lawrence pedagogy, to work with a faculty of acclaimed writers and passionate teachers, and to spend a week in a stimulating atmosphere, where writing—and thinking about writing—is at the core.

Sunday 18 Jun

Summer Seminar for Writers—Melissa Febos & Roger Reeves Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Sunday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Founded in 1993 by Thomas Lux and Jane Cooper, the Summer Seminar is a chance for writers to experience the Sarah Lawrence pedagogy, to work with a faculty of acclaimed writers and passionate teachers, and to spend a week in a stimulating atmosphere, where writing—and thinking about writing—is at the core.

Saturday 17 Jun

Westchester Summer Vocal Institute Presents: An Afternoon of Opera

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:30pm-5:00pm

A performance featuring young artists from the Westchester Summer Vocal Institute.

Monday 12 Jun

Genetic Counseling Career Day

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Monday

9:00am-4:00pm

Interested in exploring a career as a genetic counselor? Attend Sarah Lawrence College’s Genetic Counseling Career Day!

Sunday 11 Jun

The Writing Institute Presents: 650 | Where Writers Read

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Sunday

2:00pm-5:00pm

The Writing Institute is pleased to host 650, a literary forum that showcases writers reading their own work aloud: 650-word essays performed in five minutes or less. 650 is Where Writers Read, and 650 celebrates the spoken word with live staged events in the New York City area featuring a dozen pre-selected writers.

Sunday 4 Jun

Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE)—Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers

Off Campus Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave. Yonkers, NY

Open to the public

/ Sunday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Children of all ages are invited to a Community Adventure Play Experience (CAPE) where they'll interact with materials and create anything they want using recycled materials (cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, fabric, etc.) and lots of imagination! Volunteer playworkers will be on hand to assist children as needed, and parents are welcome. Brought to you by the Child Development Institute.

May 2017

Wednesday 24 May

Art of Teaching Graduate Program Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:30pm-7:00pm

The Sarah Lawrence College Art of Teaching program is an integrated Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) program of study with three New York State certification tracks:

Friday 12 May

Theatre Program Presents: Close Up and Personal

Performing Arts Center Film Viewing Room

Open to the public

/ Friday

3:30pm-5:00pm

Are you ready for your close-up?

Thursday 11 May

Graduate Program in Women’s History Class of 2017 Thesis Presentations

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-10:00pm

  • Courtney Aucone
    “Game Changers and Scene Makers”: Black and Brown Women of the Underground
  • Sarah Ahmad
    What Happens After The Heart Breaks The Poem: Hybridity and Heartbreak in Women's Writing
  • Gwendolyn Fowler
    “Maybe it is Poor Welfare Women Who Will Really Liberate Women in This Country”: Tracing an Intellectual History of Mrs. Johnnie Tillmon
  • Jacqueline Muir
    The Deliberate Contradictions in the United States Human Rights System: A Case Analysis and History of 9/11 Immigration Policies
  • Gabriela Phend
    Gendered Topographies: Progressive Era Rhetoric in the Conservation and Preservation Efforts of the Hetch Hetchy Valley
  • Velvet Ross
    Queen Esther: The Life of Esther Gordy Edwards and Her Contributions to the Building of Motown Records
  • Sara Sanders
    Women Etched in Stone: The 1956 Women’s March and Women's Representation in South African Public History
  • Sarah Simon
    “I’m Gonna Ruin Your Childhood": Girl Power, Badasses, and the Social Impact of Young Adult Literature and Film From 1997-2007
  • Pauline Stanfiel
    American Motherhood: A Discursive and Quantitative Analysis of Abortion and Racialized Constructions of Family in Political Speech

Wednesday 10 May

Night of the Blues

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

8:00pm-10:00pm

Students from the Blues and Jazz departments will perform Blues standards through the decades under the direction of Glenn Alexander.

Dance Program Presents: Spring Performance Project Choreographed by Lacina Coulibaly—We are, then I am

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Burkina Faso artist Lacina Coulibaly showcases his semester long work with Sarah Lawrence dance students. Through the teaching of traditional West African movement principals and sensibilities, Lacina’s work focuses on introducing students to and developing tools to create intimate and sacred space within themselves and with others.

Lucy Hatem ’16 with Martin Goldray, Piano—Clarinet Conversations (Part 3)

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

1:00pm-2:00pm

The final part of a three concert-lecture series by Lucy Hatem '16 focusing on French clarinet music, transcriptions of music not originally written for clarinet, and 20th-century clarinet pieces. The concerts will find links between an eclectic range of pieces and highlight the distinctive aspects of playing and writing for clarinet; Martin Goldray will provide piano accompaniment. Composers to include Poulenc, Francaix, Gershwin, Clara Schumann, Bernstein, and Messiaen.

Tuesday 9 May

Jazz Vocal Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Under the direction of Glenn Alexander.

Dance Program Presents: Spring Performance Project Choreographed by Lacina Coulibaly—We are, then I am

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Burkina Faso artist Lacina Coulibaly showcases his semester long work with Sarah Lawrence dance students. Through the teaching of traditional West African movement principals and sensibilities, Lacina’s work focuses on introducing students to and developing tools to create intimate and sacred space within themselves and with others.

Theatre Program Presents: New Musical Theatre Lab

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-8:30pm

New music for a new music-theatre.

Visual Arts Open Studios and Gallery Exhibition

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-4:00pm

Visual Arts annual Open Studios is a glimpse into the thriving studio arts culture at Sarah Lawrence College. We invite you to view the work of 290 students in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center—a showcase of work in many disciplines including; drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and interactive art.

Science Seminar Series: Noriyo Onishi '17 Senior Thesis Presentation—PNP Pincer Ligand and Its Complexes

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:30pm-1:30pm

Pincer ligands are a class of tridentate ligands that have three electron-donor sites that can bond to a central metal atom or ion. They are widely employed in the design of transition metal-based catalysis. PNP (2,6-bis(di-tert-butylphosphinomethyl)pyridine) is a commonly used pincer ligand, which has two phosphorous and one nitrogen as donor atoms. PNP thus has the ability to bind to both soft and hard metal centers due to their characteristics of its three electron-donor sites (1 hard nitrogen donor atom and 2 soft phosphorous atoms). To-date, PNP-vanadium and PNP-zinc complexes have not been reported in literature. Herein, Onishi reports the first structurally characterized PNP complexes of these metals. The synthesis and structures of these complexes will be discussed in this presentation.

Monday 8 May

Jazz Instrumental Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Under the direction of Glenn Alexander.

María Paula Saffon Lecture—The Colombian Peace Agreement: A Lost Opportunity for Social Transformation?

Titsworth Living Room

Open to the public

/ Monday

12:30pm-1:30pm

María Paula Saffon is the Race and Ethnicity Fellow at Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts. She earned her PhD in political science at Columbia University. She is also a summa cum laude graduate of the school of law of Universidad de los Andes in Bogota. Her fields of specialization are comparative politics and political theory, with an emphasis on the political history of Latin America. Her research interests include the history of institutions, land politics, ethnic and peasant groups, contentious politics and social movements, democracy, constitutional and human rights law, and transitional justice. She has authored and co-authored numerous publications on these subjects, including the articles “Latin American Populism: An Admissible Trade-off between Procedural Democracy and Equality?” (with Juan González Bertomeu), forthcoming in Constellations, “Procedural Democracy: the Bulkwark of Equal Freedom” (with Nadia Urbinati), which appeared in Political Theory, and the book Distributive Justice in Transitions (co-edited with M. Bergsmo, P. Kalmanovitz and C. Rodriguez).

Sunday 7 May

Spring Choral Concert

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Sunday

5:00pm-7:00pm

The Sarah Lawrence College Chorus and Choir ensembles highlight student soloists singing works by Grever, Takemitsu, Sondheim, Strauss, Copland, and more. Patrick Romano, director.

Saturday 6 May

Thomas Lux Memorial

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

6:00pm-8:00pm

The College mourns the loss of longtime writing faculty member Tom Lux, who passed away in February. At this event, we will join together to remember him, his poetry, his teaching, his love of the Red Sox and Maraschino Cherries, and so much more.

Senior Recital: Habiba Warren Olsen

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Saturday

5:00pm-6:30pm

Theatre Program Presents: Acting Shakespeare

Outdoor Spaces Sampson Field

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:00pm-3:30pm

Scenes from Titus Andronicus.

Theatre Program Presents: Lunchbox Theatre

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

11:00am-1:00pm

Process-centered performances for and by young minds.

Friday 5 May

Theatre Program Presents: Song Night

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Popular standards, obscure gems, and brand new tunes.

Spring Open Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Friday

6:00pm-8:00pm

A showcase of Sarah Lawrence College music students, performing a variety of musical styles, instrumental and vocal.

Thursday 4 May

Theatre Program Presents: Song Night

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Popular standards, obscure gems, and brand new tunes.

28th Semi-Annual Science Poster Session

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Come celebrate science and mathematics, along with community work at Sarah Lawrence! Dozens of  students will show off posters of their conference work from biology, chemistry, computer science, philosophy, physics, and psychology. Food will be provided; all are welcome.

2017 Bozeman Lecture—Fredric Smoler: Brexit Dreams and Brexit Nightmares

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:30pm-6:45pm

While many people believed that the progressive integration of a steadily expanding EU's member states was inevitable and irreversible, on June 23, 2016, 51.9% of the British electorate voted to withdraw from the EU. Turnout was 72%, the highest in any British vote since the general election of 1992, and until the returns came in this result seemed unimaginable; in retrospect the vote has been interpreted as prefiguring both Donald Trump's victory in the following American presidential election and possible triumphs by various European populist parties in (among other places) the Netherlands, Bulgaria, France and Germany. The prospect and outcome of the Brexit referendum sparked great hopes and great fears of in British, other European and American observers, and this lecture will explore and assess some of those dreams and nightmares.

Wednesday 3 May

Senior Recital: Noriyo Onishi, Violin

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-10:00pm

Lohud Influencer Speaker Series: Vijay Seshadri—Poetry and the Moment: A Demonstration/Lecture

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Free for Sarah Lawrence community members with ID. Hosted by Journal News Engagement Editor Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy. Proceeds to benefit the Sarah Lawrence College MFA Fellowship Fund.

Theatre Program Presents: Contemporary Collaborative Performance

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Unique expressions from the tangle of contemporary life.

The Writing Institute Presents: Year-End Student Reading and Celebration

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:30pm-8:30pm

Our Spring Student Reading & End-of-Year Celebration honors the efforts of our teachers and our writing students throughout the past year. You will have the opportunity to visit with our amazing writing community, hear stories from our students, and ask questions of our teachers 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 all our students enjoy and be inspired in your own writing endeavors.

Another Kind of Girl Collective: Syrian Girls Narrate Their Worlds—Screening and Talk with Filmmaker Laura Doggett

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

12:30pm-1:30pm

Another Kind of Girl Collective is a media arts collective that equips girls in the midst of displacement with the creative and technical means to explore and articulate their inner worlds and daily lives through film and photography. Started in 2014 with Syrian teenage girls living as refugees in Jordan, the workshops in Jordan’s Za’atari Refugee Camp and the city of Irbid continue to train the girls to express their inner worlds and document their everyday lives—how it looks, feels and sounds from the ground, at the heart of their world. The films have shown at many international festivals including Sundance, Cannes, and SXSW. Join documentary filmmaker Laura Doggett as she screens a selection of the girls' short films and discusses her work leading the workshops in Jordan.

Tuesday 2 May

Ocean Vuong Craft Talk—Quiet as Creative Force: Dismantling the Language of Writer's Block and the Materiality of Composition

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

This lecture and workshop aims to examine the notion of “writer’s block” as a construct stemming from capitalistic anxieties with production—and how arbitrary expectations “to produce” can cause shame, guilt, and self-deficiencies that stunt and shun the creative mind. We will seek and investigate new and more forgiving modes of composition found in the rich and potent power of elongated listening and meditation on language. Ultimately, we will redefine for ourselves a more idiosyncratic definition of “work” that resists quantification and materiality, a bridge where creativity and daily living become mutually nourishing forces.

Music Tuesday Presents: Sarah Lawrence College Orchestra

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

John Yannelli, conductor.

Science Seminar Series: Avinoam Henig—Coding Without a Keyboard

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:30pm-1:30pm

A seminar with Avinoam Henig, Sarah Lawrence College thesis student.

April 2017

Sunday 30 Apr

Wall to Wall Chamber Music Concert

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Sunday

4:00pm-6:00pm

Performances by student ensembles from the Chamber Music Program, directed by Sungrai Sohn.

Mayfair

Outdoor Spaces South Lawn

Open to the public

/ Sunday

11:00am-3:00pm

The annual SSSF Mayfair will have a bounce house, obstacle course, carnival games, pony rides, arts and crafts, face painting, food, and more! Rain or shine, this will be a wonderful day of fun and entertainment. Parking for the event will be free and tickets will be sold on the premises. Tickets will cost $5 per person or $20 for family (whichever costs less).

Saturday 29 Apr

Dance Program Presents: Spring Performance

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:30pm-9:00pm

A performance of works by Master of Fine Arts in Dance students Grant Jacoby, Nathalie Jonas, Tim Merkley, Jenna Moomaw, and Alaina Wilson.

Dance Program Presents: Senior Showcase

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

4:00pm-5:30pm

A performance of works by senior dancemaking students Willa Bennet, Sarah Knight, Sarah Stanley, and Sam Zuk.

Senior Recital: Ayanna Harrison, Voice

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Saturday

3:00pm-6:00pm

Sarah Lawrence Interdisciplinary Aesthetics Symposium: Elision

Library Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

9:30am-2:30pm

The Oxford English Dictionary describes “elision” as “The action of dropping out or suppressing.” However, the Oxford Living Dictionaries articulate another definition: “The process of joining together or merging things, especially abstract ideas.” When things are suppressed, what is connected to shore up the gaps? Sarah Lawrence students will have an opportunity to share their work (conference or otherwise) in a multidisciplinary setting with an emphasis on dialogue. The theme of “elision” is meant to provide a broad enough basis upon which students can build their presentations.

Friday 28 Apr

Dance Program Presents: Spring Performance

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:30pm-9:00pm

A performance of works by Master of Fine Arts in Dance students Grant Jacoby, Nathalie Jonas, Tim Merkley, Jenna Moomaw, and Alaina Wilson.

Friends of the Library Presents: Screening of Dear Babe, Documentary by Rosanne Ehrlich '64

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

4:00pm-6:15pm

Mike Siegelbaum was a Jewish-American private who served in France and Germany, and was among the troops who liberated the Ohrdruf concentration camp. From December 1943, when he was drafted, to December 1945, when he was released, he wrote almost daily to his beloved wife “Babe”, and their infant daughter…

Thursday 27 Apr

Dance Program Presents: Senior Showcase

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:30pm-9:00pm

A performance of works by senior dancemaking students Willa Bennet, Sarah Knight, Sarah Stanley, and Sam Zuk.

Visiting Artist Reception & Lecture—Fernanda D’Agostino

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Screening Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:15pm-8:00pm

Graduate Programs Information Session—New York City

Off Campus The 23rd St. Center

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Information sessions are an opportunity for prospective students to speak one-on-one with our Director of Admissions about their program of interest, the application process, financial aid options, and more.

Faso Foli: West African Percussion

Outdoor Spaces South Lawn

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:00pm-6:00pm

West African drumming ensemble performs music inspired by Cuban rhythm, festive dance rhythms, praise songs, and balafon melodic themes from Guinea; an authentic uplifting experience. Student ensemble with guest artists. Andy Algire and Niko Higgins, directors.

Jennifer Taub Lecture—First Thank All the Lawyers

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Thursday

3:30pm-5:00pm

In Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part II, a supporter of populist rebellion leader Jack Cade sought to make him king. His plan to help Cade was to disrupt society by undermining the rule of law. This supporter, Dick the Butcher, memorably proclaimed, ''The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.” That assertion has been treated as a lawyer joke. However, it was, and has always also been a warning against tyranny. Especially now, during the current presidential administration, lawyers are striving to both fight against corruption and protect our basic civil rights.

Alex Dimitrov Craft Talk—Ritual, Magic, & the Coasts: The San Francisco Renaissance & New York School Poets

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Alex Dimitrov is the author of two collections of poems, Together and by Ourselves, forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in April of 2017, Begging for It (Four Way Books, 2013), and the online chapbook American Boys (Floating Wolf Quarterly, 2012). He is the recipient of the Stanley Kunitz Prize from the American Poetry Review and a Pushcart Prize. He has taught creative writing and literature at Bennington College, Columbia University, and Rutgers University-New Brunswick. He is the Senior Content Editor at the Academy of American Poets where he edits the popular online series Poem-a-Day and American Poets magazine. In 2009, Dimitrov founded Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon which he ran until 2013 in New York City, where he lives.

Wednesday 26 Apr

Vijay Seshadri Craft Talk—Fields of Energy: The Line and the Sentence

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

A talk about how energy is organized in prose and poetry by means of basic units—the line, the phrase, the period, and the sentence—and how these units expressively deployed create rhythm and life independent of sense and meaning, and how they conspire with sense and meaning to create literary experience.  

Tuesday 25 Apr

Symposium on Latin American Studies: Spencer Barnett Prize Awards

Library Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:30pm-7:00pm

The Spencer Barnett Memorial Prize for Excellence in Latin American and Latino/a Studies was established by the family of Spencer Barnett, a much beloved Sarah Lawrence student who died in September of his senior year, and was awarded a posthumous degree in May of 2009. Two awards, of $1,000 and $500 are given each year for the two best conference project in any discipline that concerns Latin American, the Caribbean, or Latino/a Studies. Over the last six years nearly seventy students have been nominated; their outstanding work, across a range of disciplines, in both English and Spanish, are a demonstration of the diversity and caliber and vital interest of Latin American Studies at Sarah Lawrence College.

Visual Arts Lecture Series: Meleko Mokgosi

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:00pm-2:30pm

Meleko Mokgosi (born in Francistown, Botswana and lives in New York) is an artist and assistant professor of practice at New York University. By working across history painting, cinematic tropes, psychoanalysis, and post-colonial theory, Mokgosi creates large-scale, project-based installations that interrogate narrative tropes and the fundamental models for the inscription and transmission of history alongside established eurocentric notions of representation in order to address questions of nationhood, anti-colonial sentiments, and the perception of historicized events. Mokgosi received a bachelor of fine arts from Williams College, Williamstown, MA in 2004; completed the affiliate independent study program at Slade School of Fine Art, University of London, UK in 2006; attended the Whitney Museum independent study program, New York in 2007; and received his master of fine arts from the interdisciplinary studio program at University of California, Los Angeles in 2011. His artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the Botswana National Gallery, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.

Monday 24 Apr

Men’s Tennis vs. Purchase

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Monday

6:00pm-8:30pm

Sunday 23 Apr

Senior Recital: Nate Philips, Jazz Piano

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Sunday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Senior Recital: La Zhen Han, Piano

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Sunday

4:00pm-5:30pm

14th Annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Sunday

12:00pm-5:00pm

Join us for the largest, free poetry festival in New York! The annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival will be held April 21 - 23, 2017, in Bronxville, New York. The festival showcases work by current undergraduate and graduate students alongside established poets from all over the country.

Saturday 22 Apr

14th Annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:00pm-8:30pm

Join us for the largest, free poetry festival in New York! The annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival will be held April 21 - 23, 2017, in Bronxville, New York. The festival showcases work by current undergraduate and graduate students alongside established poets from all over the country.

Men’s Tennis vs. Purchase

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:00pm-2:30pm

Friday 21 Apr

14th Annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Friday

6:00pm-11:00pm

Join us for the largest, free poetry festival in New York! The annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival will be held April 21 - 23, 2017, in Bronxville, New York. The festival showcases work by current undergraduate and graduate students alongside established poets from all over the country.

Thursday 20 Apr

The Writing Institute Presents: Published Author-Instructor Reading

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-8:30pm

Join The Writing Institute for an evening of readings that will bring us mystery, romance, a family saga, and treachery. We are proud to showcase three instructors! Register now

Health and Welfare Policy and Practice in Sub-Saharan Africa

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

11:30am-1:00pm

Wednesday 19 Apr

William Miles Lecture—Deploying Development to Counter Terrorism: Sahelian Encounters of the Post-Peace Corps Kind

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-9:00pm

William Miles, Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University, began his career trajectory as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger. He received his AB From Vassar College and his MALD and PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He is the recipient of many awards including a Fulbright Scholarship. He is the author of over 10 scholarly books including Political Islam in West Africa, My African Horse Problem, and most recently, Scars of Partition. Postvolonial Legacies in French and British Borderlands. He frequently consults for USAID, the State Department, and other organizations on questions of counterterrorism and development.

Matthew Thomas Craft Talk—Time Present and Time Past

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Matthew Thomas will examine how time operates in works of narrative art—how writers advance time, how they summon past events, and suggest future ones. He will explore techniques for managing time—how to cover large swathes of it, how to slow it down, and expand an individual moment. In the course of the talk, he will consult several excerpts from published works.

Tuesday 18 Apr

Visual Arts Seminar Series—Roads to Gjakova and Beyond: The Adventures of Dr. Alan Ross, 1992-2017

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:30pm-7:30pm

Dr. Alan Ross, MD, PhD, has traveled the world as an advocate for children's health. Dr. Ross will speak about his experiences with Doctors of the World USA, UNICEF, the Maker Movement, and KIDS2CODE, along with his engagement of local artists, technologists, and athletes in his efforts to mobilize health care initiatives in contested or distressed areas of the Balkans, Mexico, and Washington Heights.

Phil Klay Craft Talk—The Personal and Political Stakes of Storytelling After War

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

A talk about why Phil Klay was driven to write a book about the Iraq war, and how that cashed out not simply in terms of the choice of subject matter, but also in terms of what we might think of as more purely aesthetic choices—the choice of first-person perspectives, the structure of the different narrators, the decision to incorporate military jargon to the point of risking incomprehension, and so on.

Visual Arts Lecture Series: Hilary Harkness

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Screening Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Hilary Harkness, who exhibits with the Mary Boone Gallery in New York City, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California-Berkeley (where she studied biochemistry and art) and holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale University School of Art. A former professional violinist, she honed her unique artistic worldview while living in San Francisco, and now lives and works in Brooklyn. Her work has been exhibited worldwide, including the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain, and the Deste Foundation in Athens, Greece, and is in the collection of the Whitney Museum. Harkness has been featured in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Interview Magazine, and Esquire. She has taught painting and sculpture as Artist in Residence at Yale Summer School of Art and Music, and lectured widely at institutions such as Columbia University, Boston University, Yale University, Brandeis University, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. In 2013, Hilary co-curated Roy Lichtenstein: Nudes and Interiors at FLAG Art Foundation. Hilary also blogs for The Huffington Post.

Science Seminar Series: Gabby Riscia & Noriyo Onishi, Sarah Lawrence College Thesis Students

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:30pm-1:30pm

A seminar with Gabby Riscia & Noriyo Onishi, Sarah Lawrence College thesis students.

Saturday 15 Apr

Dance Program Presents: Spring MFA Performance

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:30pm-9:00pm

A performance of works by second-year Master of Fine Arts in Dance students Rourou Ye and Bryanna Vargas.

Friday 14 Apr

Dance Program Presents: Spring MFA Performance

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:30pm-9:00pm

A performance of works by second-year Master of Fine Arts in Dance students Rourou Ye and Bryanna Vargas.

Thursday 13 Apr

From the Foulard Affair to the Burkini Ban: State Control of Muslim Women's Bodies in France—Nadeen Thomas (Women's History Colloquium)

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Since 1989, the French government has enacted increasingly strict policies regarding Muslim women's dress. Initially, schools and other state institutions were the sites of these skirmishes. More recently, laws against the burka and the (failed) burkini ban have extended state control to leisure spaces and the general public arena under the guise of both women's liberation and fear of terrorism. In this lecture, Thomas will discuss the history of anti-veiling policies in France and the contradictions inherent in the state's colonial feminist stance with respect to Muslim women.

Softball vs. John Jay

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Thursday

4:00pm-7:30pm

Bookmarked Author Event

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

In Ig Publishing’s acclaimed new Bookmarked series of hybrid memoir/criticism, writers explore how a classic work of fiction helped shape their writing and life. In this talk, Bookmarked author David Ryan describes the process of writing about Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano.

Wednesday 12 Apr

Softball vs. Purchase

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

3:30pm-7:00pm

Dennis Nurkse Craft Talk—Lorca and the Folk Tradition

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Contemporary poetry can have deep roots. This craft talk will explore Lorca’s poetry and its folk, Moorish, and flamenco influences.

Tuesday 11 Apr

Music Tuesday Presents: Janacek String Quartet No. 2, Copland Sextet Performed by The Ulysses Quartet with Martin Goldray, Piano; Lucy Hatem, Clarinet

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

The Janacek String Quartet No. 2 and the Aaron Copland Sextet, for clarinet, piano, and string quartet will be performed by the Ulysses String Quartet with Martin Goldray, piano, and Lucy Hatem, clarinet. The string quartet received the Grand Prize and Gold Medal in the Senior String Division of the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

Visual Arts Lecture Series: Rachel Sussman

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Rachel Sussman is a Guggenheim, NYFA, and MacDowell Colony Fellow, and two-time TED speaker. Her critically acclaimed, decade-long project "The Oldest Living Things in the World" combines art, science, and philosophy into a traveling exhibition and New York Times bestselling book. In 2014, she began developing new installation work deepening her explorations of personal and cosmic time, the universe, nature, philosophy, and beauty. With the support of the LACMA Lab, and working with SpaceX, NASA, and CERN, and her new work can be found at MASS MoCA, the New Museum Los Gatos, and the Des Moines Art Center. Her exhibition record spans more than a decade in museums and galleries in the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Sunday 9 Apr

Theatre Program Presents: The Graduate Solo Festival—COVERUP by Kristina Auten

Performing Arts Center Film Viewing Room

Open to the public

/ Sunday

9:30pm-10:30pm

How do archaeology, makeup, and the South connect? Delving into personal history, COVERUP is an exploration of past and new narratives and how the two collide to create the present. What is our personal narrative and how do we begin the overwhelming quest to find our place in the world? Reserve tickets

Theatre Program Presents: The Graduate Solo Festival—A Held Posture by Hyung Seok Jeon

Performing Arts Center Film Viewing Room

Open to the public

/ Sunday

8:30pm-9:30pm

Do you have a memory that is hard to put an adjective on to? What do you do with it? Put it on your palm, turn it around, and look at it from different angles? Or hug it tight and jump into the deep water? Come experience this theatrical dissection of an image impulse. Reservations are required due to limited wireless headphone availability.

Fan Scheier Memorial Celebration

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Sunday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Join the Sarah Lawrence theatre department and members of the College community to celebrate the life of Fan Scheier and her work at Sarah Lawrence. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Dave McRee MFA '81 via e-mail.

Softball vs. Mount St. Vincent

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Sunday

11:00am-2:30pm

Saturday 8 Apr

Theatre Program Presents: The Graduate Solo Festival—Liebe Loretta by Leonie Bell

Performing Arts Center Film Viewing Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

9:30pm-10:30pm

Loretta dances a spicy pseudo-mambo, cooks up a vodka-based storm, and disappears into it. Lotta tries to learn English, clean the house, and locate what feels lost. Questionable memories, badly translated German desires, and 100 Lorettas blow by. No one can remember the year. Reserve tickets

Theatre Program Presents: The Graduate Solo Festival—A Stethoscope for the Brain: The Act of Unpacking a Word by Katelyn Kocher

Performing Arts Center Film Viewing Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

8:30pm-9:30pm

Close your eye and ask yourself: Who do you blame when it turns out you’re the monster? It’s time to air out our dirty laundry and explore the path that stigma can leave behind when you stop asking questions. Come and become the owner of some mysterious bits of time too. Reserve tickets

The Sarah Lawrence College Reelies Film Festival

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-9:30pm

The Sarah Lawrence College Reelies is a film festival, awards show, and dinner celebrating the filmmaking talent of our Sarah Lawrence students. Awards will be given out for accomplishments in Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Experimental, Acting, and many more! Black tie recommended.

2nd Annual Dancefilm Festival

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:30pm-10:00pm

Dancefilm Festival posterThe Sarah Lawrence College Dance Program presents the 2nd annual Dancefilm Festival.

Men’s Tennis vs. Sage

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:00pm-2:30pm

Summer Programs Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-11:30am

Pre-College programs at Sarah Lawrence College provide creative and academic immersion into subject areas that represent the strengths and talents of our faculty and undergraduate offerings, making the experience of study and creation at Sarah Lawrence accessible to pre-college students.

Friday 7 Apr

Theatre Program Presents: The Graduate Solo Festival—COVERUP by Kristina Auten

Performing Arts Center Film Viewing Room

Open to the public

/ Friday

9:30pm-10:30pm

How do archaeology, makeup, and the South connect? Delving into personal history, COVERUP is an exploration of past and new narratives and how the two collide to create the present. What is our personal narrative and how do we begin the overwhelming quest to find our place in the world? Reserve tickets

Theatre Program Presents: The Graduate Solo Festival—A Held Posture by Hyung Seok Jeon

Performing Arts Center Film Viewing Room

Open to the public

/ Friday

8:30pm-9:30pm

Do you have a memory that is hard to put an adjective on to? What do you do with it? Put it on your palm, turn it around, and look at it from different angles? Or hug it tight and jump into the deep water? Come experience this theatrical dissection of an image impulse. Reservations are required due to limited wireless headphone availability.

Theatre Program Presents: Endless Long Hot Summer

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-10:00pm

A devised and scripted performance that uses text, movement, and projection design to examine the violence of Summer 2016. While violence is not new, we felt the need to respond as Sarah Lawrence artists and activists. As students, we were compelled to learn more and process what happened in America. As a cast, we explore the communities under siege and the normalization of violence. Directed by Daniel Bunker and Myra M. McPhee. Reserve tickets

Standing Rock Teach-In—A Dialogue on Environmental Justice and Indigenous Rights

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Friday

2:30pm-4:30pm

Panelists include:

Thursday 6 Apr

Theatre Program Presents: The Graduate Solo Festival—Liebe Loretta by Leonie Bell

Performing Arts Center Film Viewing Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

9:30pm-10:30pm

Loretta dances a spicy pseudo-mambo, cooks up a vodka-based storm, and disappears into it. Lotta tries to learn English, clean the house, and locate what feels lost. Questionable memories, badly translated German desires, and 100 Lorettas blow by. No one can remember the year. Reserve tickets

Theatre Program Presents: The Graduate Solo Festival—A Stethoscope for the Brain: The Act of Unpacking a Word by Katelyn Kocher

Performing Arts Center Film Viewing Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

8:30pm-9:30pm

Close your eye and ask yourself: Who do you blame when it turns out you’re the monster? It’s time to air out our dirty laundry and explore the path that stigma can leave behind when you stop asking questions. Come and become the owner of some mysterious bits of time too. Reserve tickets

Theatre Program Presents: Endless Long Hot Summer

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-10:00pm

A devised and scripted performance that uses text, movement, and projection design to examine the violence of Summer 2016. While violence is not new, we felt the need to respond as Sarah Lawrence artists and activists. As students, we were compelled to learn more and process what happened in America. As a cast, we explore the communities under siege and the normalization of violence. Directed by Daniel Bunker and Myra M. McPhee. Reserve tickets

Men’s Volleyball vs. CCNY

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Prematurity Birth in the Afterlife of Slavery—Dana-Ain Davis (Women's History Colloquium)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

The history of reproductive politics has, in many cases, erased the important contributions of women of color. Often the term reproductive justice is without proper citation. In this talk, Davis will tell a story about the emergence of reproductive justice, focusing on the role that Black women have played in that struggle.

Art of Teaching Film Series: Tested—Curtis Chin

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:00pm-7:00pm

Tested, a documentary film by Curtis Chin, follows a diverse group of students hoping to ace a single admissions test. The film explores such important issues as equal access, stereotypes, affirmative action, and the model minority myth. Registration is required.

Carol Zoref Craft Talk—Work as Character in Fiction

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Work is as significant to the lives of our characters as it is to our own. At times, work itself becomes a character in fiction; the factory, the office, or the shop becomes a vivid and dramatic organizing principle through which a chapter or a story takes place. Conversely, work portrayed in broad, expositional brushstrokes can demean both the labor and the laborer. Work rendered this way can be a lodestone for stereotypes and cliches that suck the value out of a story. We’ll look at examples of work in fiction and a poem or two, consider the usefulness of research, and share a few tales about odd and not-so-odd jobs of our own. You will leave with an exercise to complete because that is what you are hankering for: more work.

Wednesday 5 Apr

Theatre Program Presents: The Storyteller

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-10:00pm

Displaced from a village ravaged by tropical storms, Jack Mandora searches for the purpose in his passion to create stories and struggles to find his place within his community. Inspired by Jamaican oral folklore, this new musical examines the need for stories in a chaotic world. Book and lyrics by Jermaine Rowe; music by Jermaine Rowe, Jerome Morris, and Nehemiah Luckett; directed by Chris Nourse. Reserve tickets

John and Penny Barr Reading Series Presents Aimee Nezhukamathil

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-8:00pm

Acclaimed poet, writer, and teacher Aimee Nezhukumatathil will be the next featured poet in the John and Penny Barr Poetry Reading Series presented by the Graduate Writing Program.

Emily Lim Rogers ’15—Queer Theory, Feminism, and the Politics of Diagnosis: An Archaeology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:30pm-7:00pm

Influenced by Michel Foucault and poststructuralism, queer and feminist theory helps us think through the social construction of knowledge, naming, and identities. Meanwhile, feminist and queer political projects have had a historically complicated relationship with “medicalization,” or the process by which phenomena become understood as problems to be known by medicine and treated by medical intervention. The medicalization of women’s bodies and the pathologization of homosexuality and transgender, for instance, raise the political stakes of what is, and is not, conferred in the status of a diagnosis.

Lucy Hatem ’16 with Martin Goldray, Piano—Clarinet Conversations (Part 2)

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

1:00pm-2:00pm

Part two of a three concert-lecture series by Lucy Hatem '16 focusing on French clarinet music, transcriptions of music not originally written for clarinet, and 20th-century clarinet pieces. The concerts will find links between an eclectic range of pieces and highlight the distinctive aspects of playing and writing for clarinet; Martin Goldray will provide piano accompaniment. Composers to include Poulenc, Francaix, Gershwin, Clara Schumann, Bernstein, and Messiaen.

Tuesday 4 Apr

Theatre Program Presents: The Storyteller

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-10:00pm

Displaced from a village ravaged by tropical storms, Jack Mandora searches for the purpose in his passion to create stories and struggles to find his place within his community. Inspired by Jamaican oral folklore, this new musical examines the need for stories in a chaotic world. Book and lyrics by Jermaine Rowe; music by Jermaine Rowe, Jerome Morris, and Nehemiah Luckett; directed by Chris Nourse. Reserve tickets

Jane Garnett and Gervase Rosser Lecture—Spectacular Miracles: Tales and Images of the Supernatural

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:30pm-6:30pm

Jane Garnett, Fellow and Tutor in Modern History, Wadham College, Oxford and Gervase Rosser, Fellow and Tutor in the History of Art, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, will explore the enduring Western belief in the supernatural power of images: that a statue or painting of the Madonna can fly through the air, speak, weep, or produce miraculous cures. Although contrary to widely held assumptions, the cults of particular paintings and statues held to be miraculous have persisted beyond the middle ages into the present. Drawing upon rich documentation from northwest Italy and elsewhere, they will show how these images “work” in a range of historical contexts. Engaging with the history, anthropology, and visual culture of images and religion, Garnett and Rosser will present a study of the continuing power of faith and art.

Joan Silber Craft Talk—Generosity in Fiction

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

What do we mean if we say an author isn't generous enough to the characters? What form would generosity take? Do we just mean free of cruelty and condescension, or can it be a literary value in itself? Joan Silber will discuss work by Chekhov, Toibin, Adichie, Edward P. Jones, and others.

Music Tuesday Presents: Bari Mort and Mi-Won Kim, Four Hand Piano

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Sonnet is a four-hand piano duo featuring pianists Bari Mort and Mi-Won Kim. They will be presenting an eclectic program including Mozart, Brahms, and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, along with intriguing and charming more recent works by composers Chester Biscardi and Jeremy Goldsmith. A wide variety of pieces, there will surely be something for everyone.

Visual Arts Lecture Series: Arthur Simms

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Best known for his found-object sculptures composed of everyday objects such as bicycle wheels, bottles, stones, chairs, rope, and wire, his work connects the disparate elements of the diasporic experience. Jamaican by birth, Simms resides in Brooklyn. His work has been presented at the Jamaica Pavilion at Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, as well as numerous museums including the Brooklyn Museum of Art., the Neuberger Museum, and the American Academy in Rome. Arthur is a 2007 recipient of the prestigious Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. He has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, as well as the Prix de Rome, among other important grants.

Science Seminar Series: Cathy Collins—Getting There is Only Half the Battle: The Fate of Seeds in a Fragmented World

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:30pm-1:30pm

Sarah Lawrence Giving Day—#all4sarahlawrence

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

All Day

Giving Day is April 4, 2017, a day when Sarah Lawrence College alumni, students, parents, friends, faculty, and staff come together #all4sarahlawrence. We depend on your generous, ongoing support to keep Sarah Lawrence relevant, rewarding, and ahead of the curve.

Sunday 2 Apr

Wrexham Road Reading Series: Inspiration in a Time of Political Resistance

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Sunday

2:00pm-4:00pm

Bethany Ball, DeMisty D. Bellinger, Elijah C. Nealy, and Ines Rodrigues discuss their new books and who inspires them to persist in this time of political resistance.

Men’s Tennis vs. Bard

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Sunday

1:00pm-3:30pm

Softball vs. Farmingdale State

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Sunday

12:00pm-3:30pm

Saturday 1 Apr

Theatre Program Presents: Traces

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:00pm-4:00pm

Created with The Ensemble; conceived and directed by Julia Free. Reserve tickets

Graduate Programs Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-2:00pm

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.

March 2017

Friday 31 Mar

Theatre Program Presents: Traces

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-10:00pm

Created with The Ensemble; conceived and directed by Julia Free. Reserve tickets

Thursday 30 Mar

Eric Nelsen River Talk—The Ghosts of Undercliff

Center for the Urban River at Beczak Main Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

There was a time when the Palisades riverfront bustled with diverse communities of rivermen and their families. Through images and narrative, historical interpreter Eric Nelsen sheds light on these forgotten people and places—and how, hidden in plain sight, the life of the river communities went on after the park’s creation.

Graduate Programs Information Session—New York City

Off Campus The 23rd St. Center

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Information sessions are an opportunity for prospective students to speak one-on-one with our Director of Admissions about their program of interest, the application process, financial aid options, and more.

The Gardener and the Carpenter: What Science Tells Us About Caring for Children—Alison Gopnik (2017 Longfellow Lecture)

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:00pm-7:00pm

In the past thirty years, the concept of parenting and the multibillion dollar industry surrounding it have transformed child care into obsessive, controlling, and goal-oriented labor intended to create a particular kind of child and therefore a particular kind of adult. It is not just based on bad science, it's bad for kids and parents, too. Through the study of human evolution and her own scientific research into how children learn, Alison Gopnik will show that children are designed to be messy and unpredictable, playful and imaginative, and to be very different both from their parents and from each other. The variability and flexibility of childhood lets them innovate, create, and survive in an unpredictable world. “Parenting" won't make children learn—but caring parents let children learn by creating a secure, loving environment.

Mitchell Jackson Craft Talk—Voice in Prose

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

One of the most effective ways in fiction to, as Susan Sontag says, “preserve the works of the mind against oblivion,” is to craft a distinctive voice. Voice is made up of qualities that include diction and structural choices, syntactical usage, and a mindfulness of the acoustics of the language. This lecture will include examples of eloquent voice, as well as expound on tools for creating one.

Wednesday 29 Mar

Benjamin Samuel Craft Talk—Working Writers

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Whether you're a freelance journalist, a debut novelist, or a critically acclaimed author, writing is a career like any other—you have to get paid to survive. While workshops may improve your craft and introduce you to how the publishing world works, what it means to be a working writer is often absent from the curriculum. Benjamin Samuel ‘07 and others will discuss the challenges, expectations, and rewards of writing for a living.

Men’s Tennis vs. St. Joseph’s L.I.

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:00pm-7:30pm

Teddy Wayne Craft Talk—The Writing of Kapitoil

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Teddy Wayne will discuss how and why he wrote Kapitoil, his debut novel, which was published in 2010. He is the author of the novels Loner, The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, and Kapitoil. He is the winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award and an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, as well as a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award, PEN/Bingham Prize, and Dayton Literary Peace Prize. A columnist for The New York Times, he is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and McSweeney’s, and has taught at Columbia University and Washington University in St. Louis. He lives in New York.

Tuesday 28 Mar

Dawn Clements—Women's rooms Exhibit Opening Reception

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:00pm-7:00pm

Dawn Clements was born in Woburn, Massachusetts. Her powerful use of Sumi ink and ballpoint pen on small to large-scale paper panels is her primary medium and scale. She often cuts and pastes paper together to edit and compose a completed drawing, adding paper as necessary to create the desired scale. Through her active process, which is almost performative, the paper becomes distressed with folds, wrinkles, and seams.

Music Tuesday Presents: David Leisner, Guitar; Michael Kelly, Baritone—Die Schöne Müllerin, F. Schubert

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

A performance of Franz Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin, arranged by David Leisner. "... an exhilarating display of artistic intelligence and control."—The New York Times

Sunday 26 Mar

Softball vs. Mount Saint Mary

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Sunday

12:00pm-3:30pm

Saturday 25 Mar

Softball vs. St. Joseph’s L.I.

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Saturday

11:00am-2:30pm

Thursday 23 Mar

Peter Cutul River Talk—The Battle of the Twin Forts

Center for the Urban River at Beczak Main Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

“Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan!” In this slide lecture, learn about the largely forgotten Revolutionary War battle for Forts Montgomery and Clinton. Hear the harrowing story of how Patriot defenders outnumbered 3 to 1 held off the British in a day-long fight for control of the lower Hudson River.

Softball vs. Old Westbury

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:30pm-6:00pm

Tuesday 21 Mar

Men’s Volleyball vs. Ramapo

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Thursday 16 Mar

Fred Baumgarten River Talk—Who’s Buried in Audubon’s Tomb? The Artist, The Musician, and American Identity

Center for the Urban River at Beczak Main Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Anthony Philip Heinrich is a little-known 19th-century American composer whose life is closely intertwined with that of John James Audubon, the famed artist and naturalist whose “Birds of America” defined American ornithology for a century. In fact, Heinrich is buried alongside Audubon in New York City. One was the "American Woodsman," the other the "Beethoven of America." Both led extremely colorful lives, and both drew inspiration from the wilderness and wild birds of the continent. Their work also has some parallels with the Hudson River School of artists. Learn about this unlikely and eccentric connection, with images provided by Audubon and music by Heinrich—including a world premiere!

Thursday 9 Mar

Johna Till Johnson River Talk—A Kayaker's View of the Hudson (Honoring Vladimir Brezina)

Center for the Urban River at Beczak Main Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

The Hudson River has been a source of beauty, inspiration, and sustenance—not to mention a major transportation route—since before its exploration by westerners in the 17th century. But even for those most familiar with this river/estuary, there are wonderful surprises to discover. This talk covers the Hudson from the point of view of one of its most dedicated followers, the late kayaker (and neuroscientist) Vladimir Brezina.

Brain Awareness Week: Synaptic Sparks Film Screening

Library Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Memory and emotion reside together in the amygdala. This intertwining of functions, observed in so many parts of the brain, makes cognitive processes complex, interconnected, and, at times, confused. And so imagination intermingles with recollection, hallucination breaks into reality, and when memory deteriorates, sense of identity may go with it. These films all deal with cognitive function, whether in more familiar psychiatric cases or more esoteric examples — in musical composition directly by brain impulse or the challenges of prediction in a complicated system, even from seemingly straightforward data.

Publishing Certificate Program Information Session

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Learn about the new Sarah Lawrence College certificate program in book publishing.

Wednesday 8 Mar

Charles Baxter Reading

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Charles Baxter is the author of five novels and six collections of stories. He lives in Minneapolis and teaches at the University of Minnesota.

Lucy Hatem ’16 with Martin Goldray, Piano—Clarinet Conversations (Part 1)

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

1:00pm-2:00pm

Part one of a three concert-lecture series by Lucy Hatem '16 focusing on French clarinet music, transcriptions of music not originally written for clarinet, and 20th-century clarinet pieces. The concerts will find links between an eclectic range of pieces and highlight the distinctive aspects of playing and writing for clarinet; Martin Goldray will provide piano accompaniment. Composers to include Poulenc, Francaix, Gershwin, Clara Schumann, Bernstein, and Messiaen.

Tuesday 7 Mar

Men’s Volleyball vs. Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Charles Baxter Craft Talk—The Madness of the Microphone: A Dialogue on Dialogue

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Charles Baxter will be discussing dialogue in an era of distracted attention, with particular examples in scenes of negotiation, conflict and seduction. He is the author of five novels and six collections of stories. He lives in Minneapolis and teaches at the University of Minnesota.

Brain Awareness Week: Kimberly Noble, MD, PhD Lecture—Socioeconomic Inequality and Children's Brain Development

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:30pm-1:30pm

Socioeconomic disadvantage in childhood is associated with deleterious effects on cognitive development and academic achievement, which in turn have long-lasting ramifications for numerous physical and mental health outcomes across the lifespan. Yet, our understanding of the experiential, physiological, and neural pathways through which socioeconomic disparities shape developmental processes is just beginning to emerge. This talk will discuss how distal socioeconomic factors operate through more proximate factors such as the home language environment and perceived and physiologic stress, and how these proximate factors shape the development of distinct neural and cognitive systems. Implications for interventional strategies will be discussed.

Monday 6 Mar

Milton Läufer Lecture—Digital Art/Digital Lit in Latin America

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Monday

5:30pm-7:00pm

Digital Art/Digital Lit in Latin America with Milton Läufer, MIT Trope Tank Writer-in-Residence. This event will be in English.

Sunday 5 Mar

The Writing Institute Presents: Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellowship Celebration

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Sunday

2:00pm-3:30pm

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!

Saturday 4 Mar

Theatre Program Presents: Spring Awakening

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-10:00pm

Music by Duncan Sheik; Book and lyrics by Steven Sater; Directed by Zi Alikhan

Dance Program Presents: Spring Open Performance

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Students will perform original choreography.

Men’s Volleyball Tri-Match

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

11:00am-4:00pm

The 19th Annual Women's History Conference: Black Women in White America, Revisited

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

8:00am-6:00pm

In 1972, Dr. Gerda Lerner published her pioneering study Black Women in White America. That same year, Dr. Lerner and Dr. Joan Kelly Gadol were fighting to prove that women had a history worth recording by co-founding the first women’s history graduate program in the country at Sarah Lawrence College. In the political arena, a Black woman, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, was waging a competitive campaign to become the first woman president of the United States and activists across the country were fighting an uphill (and ultimately unsuccessful) battle to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.

Friday 3 Mar

Theatre Program Presents: Spring Awakening

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-10:00pm

Music by Duncan Sheik; Book and lyrics by Steven Sater; Directed by Zi Alikhan

Dance Program Presents: Spring Open Performance

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Students will perform original choreography.

The 19th Annual Women's History Conference: Black Women in White America, Revisited

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

6:00pm-7:15pm

In 1972, Dr. Gerda Lerner published her pioneering study Black Women in White America. That same year, Dr. Lerner and Dr. Joan Kelly Gadol were fighting to prove that women had a history worth recording by co-founding the first women’s history graduate program in the country at Sarah Lawrence College. In the political arena, a Black woman, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, was waging a competitive campaign to become the first woman president of the United States and activists across the country were fighting an uphill (and ultimately unsuccessful) battle to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.

Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants) Film Screening and Q&A with Director Katell Quillévéré

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Friday

5:00pm-7:00pm

Filmmaker Katell Quillévéré adapts Maylis de Kerangal’s Booker Prize–longlisted novel, The Heart, for this elegant and affecting film which draws three seemingly unrelated stories together into a tale about the moment when tragedy meets hope. Film shown in French with English subtitles.

Students for Students Scholarship Fund Live Auction

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Friday

12:30pm-2:30pm

This annual auction is a fundraiser during which members of the College community and friends bid for donated items. All proceeds benefit the SSSF. For more information or to donate an item, contact Valerie Romanello.

Thursday 2 Mar

Theatre Program Presents: Spring Awakening

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-10:00pm

Music by Duncan Sheik; Book and lyrics by Steven Sater; Directed by Zi Alikhan

Maija Niemisto River Talk—The HudSONAR Research Project and Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

Center for the Urban River at Beczak Main Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

March RiverTalks are curated by Lee Reiser, an avid kayaker, board member of the YPRC, and Atlantic Division Director of Recreation and Promotion for the American Canoe Association. RiverTalks is sponsored by the Yonkers Paddling & Rowing Club and Sarah Lawrence College’s Center for the Urban River at Beczak. $5 Suggested Donation, refreshments will be served.

Sculpture Artist Vinnie Bagwell & Poet/Storyteller Ty Gray-EL Present—An Artist’s Talk: The Enslaved Africans Rain Garden Project

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

The talk is in conjunction with an exhibition of the Enslaved Africans’ Rain Garden Project in the Esther Raushenbush Library at Sarah Lawrence College, February - May 2017. An unveiling of the first full size sculpture, I’Satta, will take place at a date to be announced.

A. Van Jordan Reading

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:00pm

A. Van Jordan is the author of four collections: Rise, which won the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award (Tia Chucha Press, 2001); M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, (2005), which was listed as one the Best Books of 2005 by The London Times; Quantum Lyrics, (2007); and The Cineaste, (2013), W.W. Norton & Co. Jordan has been awarded a Whiting Writers Award (2004), an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award (2005), and a Pushcart Prize (2007). He is also the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2007), a United States Artists Fellowship (2009), and the Lannan Literary Award in Poetry (2015).

Sharon Heijin Lee Lecture—The Geopolitics of Beauty: Transnational Circulations of Plastic Surgery, Pop, and Pleasure

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:30pm-7:00pm

South Koreans undergo plastic surgery at the highest rates per capita globally. In addition, the medical tourism industry lures 150,000 medical tourists each year, a majority of whom travel from other parts of Asia to South Korea for cosmetic surgery. This talk examines how K-POP and K-Dramas are utilized by the cosmetic surgery industry as advertisements that circulate globally. Cosmetic surgery in South Korea is an embodiment of media that has implications for how we understand processes of imperial aesthetics and gendered racialization. By using social media platforms, South Korean cultural productions induce self-animation producing new materially embodied realities that illuminate how modernity looks in contemporary Asia. Arguing that race is not static, but gets resignified in regionally specific ways, this talk examines how racialized traits and plastic surgery procedures are deployed in the service of capitalist expansion even in the absence of white bodies.

Art of Teaching Film Series—El Barrio Tours: Gentrification USA—Andrew Padilla

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:00pm-7:00pm

El Barrio Tours, Andrew Padilla’s 28-minute documentary short, focuses on the changing demographics in an area once considered immune to gentrification due to the high number of public housing projects. The film, which won Best Documentary Short at the 2012 Puerto Rican International Film Festival and the 2013 Peoples’ Film Festival, documents some of the area’s most dramatic changes over the past decade. Registration is required

Wednesday 1 Mar

David Shields Craft Talk—I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel

MacCracken Meeting Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-8:30pm

RSVP required. E-mail Amparo Rios.

A. Van Jordan Craft Talk—What Are We Really Talking About?

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This talk will try to address concerns about how subtext works in our poems. Often poets will talk about the striking images and the arresting figurative language within poems, but we're not always as keen at understanding why that language or image is in the poem. When asked about subtext, it emerges as one of the most nebulous literary devices that we have at our service. How should one use it? We'll examine strategies both to identify subtext in and to build subtext within our poems. And, more importantly, we'll talk about why we so desire it.

February 2017

Tuesday 28 Feb

Music Tuesday—Rite of Spring

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Martin Goldray and Paul Kerekes will perform a version of the piano duet Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky.

Science Seminar Series: Sally Marik—APP: Double Agent? The Physiological Role for Amyloid Precursor Protein

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:30pm-1:30pm

A seminar with Sally Marik, Rockefeller University, Sarah Lawrence College.

Saturday 25 Feb

Theatre Program Presents: Cadence: A Final Roll Call

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:00pm-5:00pm

Written by L.W. Miller; Directed by Christine Farrell

Men’s Volleyball Tri-Match

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

11:00am-4:00pm

Friday 24 Feb

Theatre Program Presents: Cadence: A Final Roll Call

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-10:00pm

Written by L.W. Miller; Directed by Christine Farrell

Friends of the Library Presents: Coffee with the Professor—Elizabeth Johnston

Library Pillow / Great Room Room UL 201

Open to the public

/ Friday

9:30am-11:00am

Psychology faculty member Elizabeth Johnston will discuss her book, The Feeling Brain: The Biology and Psychology of Emotions, co-authored with biology faculty member Leah Olson. This event is open to the Friends of the Sarah Lawrence College Library, only. Membership can be purchased at the event, or online. Non-members can also purchase a pro-rated membership for admission to this event for $15. For questions, please contact Janet Alexander via e-mail or at 914.395.2432.

Thursday 23 Feb

Theatre Program Presents: Cadence: A Final Roll Call

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-10:00pm

Written by L.W. Miller; Directed by Christine Farrell

Wednesday 22 Feb

Men’s Volleyball vs. Bard

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Tuesday 21 Feb

Susan Bernofsky Translation Workshop and Discussion

Library Pillow / Great Room Room UL 201

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

4:00pm-7:00pm

Join us for a Translation Workshop with Susan Bernofsky, followed by a discussion. In the workshop, Susan Bernofsky will present an assortment of issues for discussion along with some real-life translation problems and on-the-spot exercises. No particular foreign-language skills or previous experience required. If you are interested in receiving the texts for the workshop, please e-mail Isabel de Sena.

Saturday 18 Feb

Lunchbox Theatre Presents: Our Voices—Black History Performance Program of Theatre and African Dance

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

The Theodore D. Young Community Center's Youth Theatre Program presents Our Voices, a collage of monologues on how youth think and feel about the world around them. Directed by Sarah Lawrence College alumnus Paul Kwame Johnson. Also featuring the TDYCC Dance Program choreographed and directed by Jessica Parris. Young dancers and actors range in age from 8 to 15 years old. Presented by the Sarah Lawrence College Theater Outreach Program in celebration of Black History Month.

Men’s Basketball vs. Mount Saint Mary

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Graduate Programs Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-12:00pm

Attend our Open House to learn more about our nine graduate and two dual degree programs. All are characterized by Sarah Lawrence’s strong emphasis on individual scholarship and intensive collaborative work with members of the Sarah Lawrence faculty.

Friday 17 Feb

Theatre Program Presents: I Will Be Gone

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-10:00pm

By Erin Courtney; Directed by Meghan Kelleher

Jonny Steinberg Lecture—Tahriib: A Somali Journey to the United States

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Friday

5:00pm-6:30pm

Asad Abdullahi fled his home in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1991 at the age of eight and spent his childhood and youth moving ceaselessly across the Horn of Africa and then through southern Africa before settling in the United States in 2013 as a refugee. The African leg of Asad's extraordinary life is told in Jonny Steinberg's A Man of Good Hope. In this talk, Steinberg takes up the American episode of Abdullahi's life.​

Thursday 16 Feb

Theatre Program Presents: I Will Be Gone

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-10:00pm

By Erin Courtney; Directed by Meghan Kelleher

Wednesday 15 Feb

Do You Hear What I Hear?—Documentary Screening and Q&A with Stephanie Mankins

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Do You Hear What I Hear? is documentary about Stephanie's sister Allison, who was deafened by meningitis at age 3, and her decision to get a cochlear implant 38 years later.

Tuesday 14 Feb

European Refugee Crisis Panel Discussion

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

European Refugee Crisis panel discussion with Cameron Afzal (associate dean of the College, religion faculty member, and director of Sarah Lawrence's summer program in Greece), Roland Dollinger (German faculty member and director of Sarah Lawrence's summer program in Berlin), Philipp Nielsen (history faculty member), Janet Reilly (politics faculty member and director of Sarah Lawrence's Refugee Initiatives), and David Tierney '17.

Visual Arts Lecture Series: Aki Sasamoto

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Aki Sasamoto works in sculpture, performance, dance, and whatever other medium needed to get her ideas across. In her installation/performance works, Aki moves and talks inside the careful arrangements of sculpturally altered objects, activating bizarre emotions behind daily life. Her works appear in gallery spaces, theater spaces, as well as in odd sites. Shown at SculptureCenter, the Kitchen, Chocolate Factory Theater, Whitney Biennial 2010 at Whitney Museum, Greater New York 2010 at MOMA-PS1, New York; Mori Museum, Yokohama Triennale 2008, Japan; Gwangju Biennial 2012, South Korea; Shanghai Biennale 2016, China; Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, India; and numerous other international and domestic venues, she has collaborated with visual artists, musicians, choreographers, mathematicians, and scholars. She teaches Sculpture at Rutgers University.

Science Seminar Series: Jorge Basilio—Manifold Convergence: Sewing Spaces

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:30pm-1:30pm

A seminar with Jorge Basilio, City University of New York, Sarah Lawrence College.

Saturday 11 Feb

Men’s Volleyball Tri-Match

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:00pm-5:00pm

Friday 10 Feb

Men’s Volleyball vs. Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Wednesday 8 Feb

Men’s Basketball vs. Merchant Marine

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesday 7 Feb

Reginald Dwayne Betts Craft Talk

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Reginald Dwayne Betts is the author of a memoir and two books of poetry. His memoir, A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison (Avery/Penguin, 2009), was awarded the 2010 NAACP Image Award for nonfiction. His books of poetry are Shahid Reads His Own Palm (Alice James, 2010) and Bastards of the Reagan Era (Four Way Books, 2015). Betts is a 2010 Soros Justice Fellow, 2011 Radcliffe Fellow, and 2012 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow. In 2012, Betts was appointed to the Coordinating Council of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention by President Obama.

Monday 6 Feb

Women’s Basketball vs. Cooper Union

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Rabi Thapa Lecture—Purity and Pollution in Contemporary Kathmandu: Reflections on Nepali Environmental Management

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Monday

5:30pm-7:30pm

Rabi Thapa is a writer and editor based in Kathmandu, where he runs the literary magazine La.Lit. He is the author of the short story collection, Nothing to Declare (Penguin India 2011), and a biography of Kathmandu's tourist quarter, Thamel, Dark Star of Kathmandu (Speaking Tiger 2016). He is currently working on a book on the environment.

Thursday 2 Feb

Men’s Basketball vs. Maritime

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Graduate Programs Information Session—New York City

Off Campus The 23rd St. Center

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Information sessions are an opportunity for prospective students to speak one-on-one with our Director of Admissions about their program of interest, the application process, financial aid options, and more.

Wednesday 1 Feb

Virginia Heffernan Craft Talk—But What Is The Internet?

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Virginia Heffernan, author of Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art, will present a guide to writing, talking, and thinking about the digital world.

January 2017

Tuesday 31 Jan

Men’s Basketball vs. St. Joseph’s Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Dave Hardy, Dave Hardy Exhibition Opening Reception

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:00pm-7:00pm

The Barbara Walters Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to present Dave Hardy, Dave Hardy, a solo exhibition by guest faculty member Dave Hardy. The exhibition will be open from January 31 - March 12 at the gallery’s location in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center.

Tim Kreider Craft Talk—Is This Not Funny Anymore, or Has It Only Begun?

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

In a lecture and slideshow, Tim Kreider will discuss his own experience as a political cartoonist and polemicist in a time of reactionary politics and war, and the history and uses of political art and satire. The slideshow will featue some of his own political cartoons as well as those of artists like Ralph Steadman, George Grosz, Honoré Daumier, and Francisco Goya.

Music Tuesday Presents: Jen Baker, Trombone; Roberta Michel, Flute

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Matthew Ellis Lecture—The Anatomy of Sovereignty: Rethinking the Egyptian Nation-State in the Western Borderland

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:45pm-2:00pm

Hosted by the Humanities Faculty Group.

Science Seminar Series

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:30pm-1:45pm

Friday 27 Jan

Resistance, Unity, and the Dangerous: A Post-Election Teach In

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

2:00pm-5:00pm

The results of the 2016 US Presidential elections have grave implications at the global, national, and local levels for a wide range of issues and people. As the beginning of an ongoing, campus-wide discussion regarding the impacts of the new administration’s policies, this Teach-In will focus on a wide range of topics by bringing together scholars and activists who will discuss labor and class, immigration and borders, economic policy, the environment, healthcare, foreign policy, the role of the mass media, unions, and the ongoing refugee crisis. We will also explore the challenges and scope for policy and political alternatives as a response to the potentially deep crisis we all confront.

Thursday 26 Jan

Writing Institute Open House and Faculty Reading

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-8:30pm

Before our spring classes begin, The Writing Institute is pleased to offer you an evening to gather together, meet some of our teachers, talk with students, and to learn more about our upcoming workshops. This is your opportunity to network and discover the commonalities you have with novelists, poets, and nonfiction writers in the Sarah Lawrence College neighborhood.

TC Tolbert Craft Talk—Tracing Erasures

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

In this reading and conversation, trans and genderqueer poet TC Tolbert will discuss queer and trans possibilities for working with received traditional forms and so-called finon-poeticfl texts. This may lead us to consider the relationship(s) between textual bodies and gendered bodies. And then we may need to talk about architecture and racism Πthe space between container and constraint. TC will also read from his first book, Gephyromania, and discuss the process of co-editing Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, the first anthology of transgender poetry. Questions are encouraged. All of them.

Saturday 21 Jan

Men’s Basketball vs. Farmingdale State

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Thursday 19 Jan

Men’s Basketball vs. Sage

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Saturday 14 Jan

Men’s Basketball vs. Mount Saint Vincent

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

4:00pm-6:00pm

Swimming vs. Staten Island

Campbell Sports Center Pool A/B

Open to the public

/ Saturday

11:00am-1:30pm

Saturday 7 Jan

Men’s Basketball vs. Purchase

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

December 2016

Thursday 15 Dec

Writing Institute Student Reading and End-of-Year Celebration

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-8:30pm

The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to extend this invitation for you to join us at our annual Potluck & Holiday Reading Party. As writers, we may be willing to pass up a chance to dance or sing; however, we rarely miss the opportunity to be with fellow students. Come join us as we celebrate our community!

Wednesday 14 Dec

Blues Student Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Under the direction of Glenn Alexander.

Dance Program Presents: MinEvent—Merce Cunningham Performance Project with Holley Farmer

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Barbara Bray Ketchum Artist-in-Residence Holley Farmer will be restaging excerpts from Merce Cunningham’s works with Performance Project students. Choreography by Merce Cunningham; arranged and staged by Holley Farmer.

Tuesday 13 Dec

Men’s Basketball vs. Saint Elizabeth

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Dance Program Presents: MinEvent—Merce Cunningham Performance Project with Holley Farmer

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Barbara Bray Ketchum Artist-in-Residence Holley Farmer will be restaging excerpts from Merce Cunningham’s works with Performance Project students. Choreography by Merce Cunningham; arranged and staged by Holley Farmer.

Visual Arts Fall Semester Group Exhibition Opening Reception

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Lower Level Lobby

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:00pm-7:00pm

Daniel José Older Craft Talk—Crisis Creates Us: Complicating the Narrative Arc

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

In a time of constant crisis, how do we imbue stories with urgency and a sense of nowness, of honesty about the times we live in? What makes a narrative come to life? We'll discuss structural elements of plot, context, and the political use of literature and the imagination.

Science Seminar Series

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:30pm-1:30pm

Weekly research seminars from speakers invited by the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Speakers include Sarah Lawrence College students and faculty as well as external researchers. Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and more!

Monday 12 Dec

Jazz Instrumental Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Under the direction of Glenn Alexander.

Sunday 11 Dec

Dance Program Presents: Winter Performance Program B

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Sunday

7:00pm-8:30pm

The fall semester’s Dance Making students’ showcase their choreographic work with Sarah Lawrence College student dancers.

Chorus and Chamber Choir Concert

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Sunday

5:00pm-7:00pm

Patrick Romano, conductor.

Dance Program Presents: Winter Performance Program A

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Sunday

2:00pm-3:30pm

The fall semester’s Dance Making students’ showcase their choreographic work with Sarah Lawrence College student dancers.

Saturday 10 Dec

Dance Program Presents: Winter Performance Program B

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:30pm-9:00pm

The fall semester’s Dance Making students’ showcase their choreographic work with Sarah Lawrence College student dancers.

Men’s Basketball vs. New Rochelle

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Theatre Program Presents: The Pretentious Young Ladies

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

5:00pm-6:30pm

Two half-witted valets, disguised as Parisian noblemen, dupe two snobby provincial girls into falling in love with them. An ensemble of eight performers pursues Molière’s farcical humor and commedia-esque characters through highly athletic, vocal, and musical absurdities. And some very (im)proper manners.

Swimming vs Merchant Marine & Purchase

Campbell Sports Center Pool A/B

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:30pm-3:30pm

Friday 9 Dec

Lumina Online Journal Launch

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Friday

8:00pm-10:00pm

Dance Program Presents: Winter Performance Program A

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:30pm-9:00pm

The fall semester’s Dance Making students’ showcase their choreographic work with Sarah Lawrence College student dancers.

African Classics Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Under the direction of Andrew Algire.

Theatre Program Presents: Pretentious Young Ladies

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Two half-witted valets, disguised as Parisian noblemen, dupe two snobby provincial girls into falling in love with them. An ensemble of eight performers pursues Molière’s farcical humor and commedia-esque characters through highly athletic, vocal, and musical absurdities. And some very (im)proper manners.

Thursday 8 Dec

Theatre Program Presents: The Pretentious Young Ladies

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-10:00pm

Two half-witted valets, disguised as Parisian noblemen, dupe two snobby provincial girls into falling in love with them. An ensemble of eight performers pursues Molière’s farcical humor and commedia-esque characters through highly athletic, vocal, and musical absurdities. And some very (im)proper manners.

Solkattu Student Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Under the direction of Niko Higgins.

27th Semi-Annual Science Poster Session

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

The Division of Science and Mathematics invites you to the 27th semi-annual Sarah Lawrence College Science & Mathematics Poster Session and the Community Partnerships Poster Session Symposium.

Wednesday 7 Dec

Women’s Basketball vs. Vaughn

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Shante Paradigm Smalls—In the Between Spaces: Marvel's Storm, Antiblackness, and Queer Disruptions

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Nelly Reifler Craft Talk—Realms of the Unreal

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

We will explore multitudinous realities, consider the nature of realism, examine ourselves as cultural artifacts, and begin to figure out what it all means for our writing. Please bring a pen and paper.

Tuesday 6 Dec

Documentary Screening and Panel on Carbon Pricing—Years of Living Dangerously

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Come see the brand new episode of Years of Living Dangerously, the Emmy-winning National Geographic series on climate change, followed by a panel of professors and environmental activists.

Music Tuesday—Sarah Lawrence College Orchestra with Carsten Schmidt

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Science Seminar Series

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:30pm-1:30pm

Weekly research seminars from speakers invited by the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Speakers include Sarah Lawrence College students and faculty as well as external researchers. Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and more!

Monday 5 Dec

Jazz Vocals Student Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Under the direction of Glenn Alexander.

Sunday 4 Dec

Wall to Wall Chamber Music Student Showcase

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Sunday

4:00pm-6:00pm

Directed by Sungrai Sohn

Women’s Basketball vs. Cooper Union

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Saturday 3 Dec

Graduate Programs Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-2:00pm

Join us for an open house to learn about our graduate programs, characterized by Sarah Lawrence’s strong emphasis on individual scholarship and intensive collaborative work with faculty.

Friday 2 Dec

Homecoming—Men’s Basketball vs. Pratt

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

8:00pm-10:00pm

Theatre Program Presents: The Internet is a Myth

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-10:00pm

Facebook posts, texts, Google searches, listicles, and YouTube videos. The so-called age of commentary. Everyone has something to say, especially your aunt. Thanks to the vast digital universe, we'll all get a word in. But will it be heard? We're all browsing, typing, scrolling through the night going deeper and deeper—but what are we really searching for???

Homecoming—Women’s Basketball vs. Pratt

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Winter Open Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Friday

6:00pm-7:30pm

Thursday 1 Dec

Theatre Program Presents: The Internet is a Myth

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-10:00pm

Facebook posts, texts, Google searches, listicles, and YouTube videos. The so-called age of commentary. Everyone has something to say, especially your aunt. Thanks to the vast digital universe, we'll all get a word in. But will it be heard? We're all browsing, typing, scrolling through the night going deeper and deeper—but what are we really searching for???

Dr. Joseph J. Fins, MD, MACP: Rights Come to Mind—Margaret Keller Distinguished Lecturer Series

Library Pillow / Great Room Room UL 201

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

The Health Advocacy Program at Sarah Lawrence College welcomes Joseph J. Fins, MD, MACP to campus. He will be speaking about his book, Rights Come to Mind. Dr. Fins is the E. WIlliam Davis Jr MD Professor of Medical Ethics and Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Stephen O’Connor: Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings—Gerda Lerner Lecture Series

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Stephen O’Connor will discuss his most recent book, and debut novel, in which he uses contemporary documents and narrative fiction to explore the fraught “relationship" between Thomas Jefferson and his slave, Sally Hemmings. This talk will appeal to students of history and fiction as O’Connor works at the intersection of both.

November 2016

Wednesday 30 Nov

Theatre Program Presents: The Internet is a Myth

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-10:00pm

Facebook posts, texts, Google searches, listicles, and YouTube videos. The so-called age of commentary. Everyone has something to say, especially your aunt. Thanks to the vast digital universe, we'll all get a word in. But will it be heard? We're all browsing, typing, scrolling through the night going deeper and deeper—but what are we really searching for???

Hua Hsu Craft Talk—The Identity of the Critic

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Some thoughts on the role that identity, marginality, and the first-person voice play in the practice of cultural criticism, masquerading as a talk about the suburbs and loss.

Adam Gopnik Lecture—Jerusalem vs. Athens. And Us.

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:30pm-7:00pm

Adam Gopnik is a staff writer for The New Yorker. This program grows out of a series of lectures Gopnik organized and hosted for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in coordination with the current exhibit, “Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven.”

Sophie Cabot Black Craft Talk—Political Poems: Poetry of the People?

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Here we are on the other side of an election that has divided many of us. What can poems do for us? Wake us up? What keeps a political poem fresh, or from hurtling toward the didactic. What even makes a poem political—rather than mere words reporting on events or defending some viewpoint. Are poets "the unacknowledged legislators of the world" as Shelley proclaimed or is this unique positioning of language the ultimate answer to seeing all sides of human nature. We will look at poems from Yehuda Amichai, Adrienne Rich, Yosef Komunyakaa, Caroline Forche, Claudia Rankine, and more.

Tuesday 29 Nov

CA Conrad Craft Talk—Poetry Torquing Darkness

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

CA Conrad has successfully used (Soma)tic Poetry Rituals to overcome depression after the murder of his boyfriend Earth (aka Mark Holmes). The rituals help us see the creative viability in everything around us by creating an “extreme present” where being anything but present is next to impossible. Conrad will also discuss how poetry and rituals help us end our alienation from our planet and from one another. Creative people are survivors and Conrad will examine the important role of artists for the future health and happiness of our species.

Music Tuesday—Zoë Keating, Cello

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Cellist and composer Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting, and compelling music. Zoë is known for both her use of technology—which she uses to sample her cello onstage—and for her DIY approach, releasing her music online without the help of a record label.

Tuesday 22 Nov

Men’s Basketball vs. Penn College

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Music Tuesday—Trios by Mozart and Fauré

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Featuring Martin Goldray, piano; Lucy Hatem, clarinet; Grace Ho, cello; and Nora Krohn, viola.

Science Seminar Series

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:30pm-1:30pm

Weekly research seminars from speakers invited by the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Speakers include Sarah Lawrence College students and faculty as well as external researchers. Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and more!

Saturday 19 Nov

Dance Program Presents: Fall Open Performance

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Performances by the Sarah Lawrence College student body. Open to all choreographers and dancers.

Theatre Program Presents: I Expect You to Die

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-10:00pm

The name is Bond, James Bond—smart, cool, in control. Only...what happens when an algorithm barges in? Theatre and visual arts students take Bond apart, compute a new Bond live, and perform that Bond on the fly.

Swimming vs. St. Joseph’s Brooklyn / Old Westbury

Campbell Sports Center Pool A/B

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:30pm-3:30pm

Friday 18 Nov

Theatre Program Presents: I Expect You to Die

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

9:00pm-11:00pm

The name is Bond, James Bond—smart, cool, in control. Only...what happens when an algorithm barges in? Theatre and visual arts students take Bond apart, compute a new Bond live, and perform that Bond on the fly.

Dance Program Presents: Fall Open Performance

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Performances by the Sarah Lawrence College student body. Open to all choreographers and dancers.

Theatre Program Presents: I Expect You to Die

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

The name is Bond, James Bond—smart, cool, in control. Only...what happens when an algorithm barges in? Theatre and visual arts students take Bond apart, compute a new Bond live, and perform that Bond on the fly.

Friends of the Library Presents "Coffee with the Professor"—David Peritz:The Power of Populism in Today’s Politics

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Friday

9:30am-11:00am

As we witness the unanticipated success of outsider candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, it seems clear that, for better or worse, populism has returned in American politics with a vengeance. Leading candidates are not just running against their party establishments as a rhetorical trope (a recurrent pattern in American politics).

Thursday 17 Nov

"Friends Reading Friends" Reading

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

8:00pm-10:00pm

Bring your original writing and a friend, acquaintance, or stranger with their own work. Then, swap! Reading each others' work aloud provides new perspectives and is an excellent introduction to reading and performance. The submission deadline to the Sarah Lawrence College Review is December 31. We accept poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. Send your work to slcreview@gm.slc.edu, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.