Events

April 2020

Wednesday 1 Apr

Angela Palm on the Craft of Nonfiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Angela Palm is the author of Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here, recipient of the 2014 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize.

March 2020

Wednesday 11 Mar

Environmental Studies/Science Technology & Society Lecture Series: Heather Davis

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room C

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:00pm-6:30pm

Saturday 7 Mar

Dance Performances Spring 2020

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:30pm-9:00pm

Friday 6 Mar

Dance Performances Spring 2020

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:30pm-9:00pm

February 2020

Wednesday 19 Feb

Carmen Maria Machado Reading

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

January 2020

Thursday 30 Jan

David Ryan on the Craft of Fiction

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Author David Ryan has taught in Sarah Lawrence's writing program since 2013.

Thursday 16 Jan

The Writing Institute Spring Open House

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room C

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-8:30pm

Learn more about The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College!

Wednesday 15 Jan

Friends of Sarah Lawrence College Mini-Course: Bach, Beethoven, and The Beatles

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

1:00pm-3:00pm

An exclusive event for Friends of Sarah Lawrence College. Learn more about joining the Friends!

Friends of Sarah Lawrence College Three-Day Mini-Course: Relating in the Digital Age

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

10:00am-12:00pm

An exclusive event for Friends of Sarah Lawrence College. Learn more about joining the Friends!

December 2019

Wednesday 18 Dec

Music Concerts: Blues Groups Student Ensembles

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

8:00pm-10:00pm

Dance Project: Lacina Coulibaly

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:30pm-9:00pm

This performance is sponsored by the (Edith Cowles Poor International Family Fund.

Winter Commencement

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:30pm-6:30pm

Congratulations to our students graduating this December!

Tuesday 17 Dec

Music Concerts: Jazz Vocal Student Ensembles

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Dance Performance Project: Lacina Coulibaly

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:30pm-9:00pm

This performance is sponsored by the (Edith Cowles Poor International Family Fund.

Monday 16 Dec

Music Concerts: Jazz Instrumental Student Ensembles

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Sunday 15 Dec

Dance: Winter Performances Program B

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Sunday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Dance: Winter Performances Program A

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Sunday

2:00pm-3:30pm

Today: Saturday 14 Dec

Dance: Winter Performances Program B

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:30pm-9:00pm

The Writing Institute Presents: Student Reading & End-of-Year Celebration

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to extend this invitation for you to join us on Thursday, December 12, from 6:30–9 p.m., for our annual Student Reading and End of Year Celebration. 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!

We hope to see you for this special evening where we will visit with fellow writers, listen to readings, and show gratitude for all we share together. If you are interested in reading, and we hope you are, please bring one double spaced page with you. Everyone who has a page to read, will get to read.

Please RSVP and let us know what you would like to bring (hors d'oeuvres or dessert).

33rd Semi-Annual Science Poster Symposium

Barbara Walters Campus Center Rooms B and C

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Come celebrate science and mathematics at Sarah Lawrence College as students show off posters of their conference work from biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, and psychology.

Emily Raboteau on the Craft of Writing

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

What role can literary writers play in the fight against climate change? This craft talk will focus on how our work can make possible (or fail to make possible) ways of reimagining how we can evolve in a context of persistent natural disasters.

Patricio Ferrari on the Craft of Translation

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Argentinian-born Patricio Ferrari has translated poetry from French, Portuguese, English, and Hindi. A polyglot, his work as a poet, editor, and translator bridges a life between languages.

Music Tuesdays: Chamber Student Ensembles

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Music Concerts: Chamber Choir Concert

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Sunday

SLC Chamber Choir performs music from the Renaissance to modern era including Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. Christine Free, Director, with Jacob Rhodebeck, piano.

Men's Basketball vs Alfred

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Visual & Studio Arts Class Exhibitions: B&W Photography & Intermediate Photography

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Lower Level Lobby

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Music Concerts: Open Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Friday

Visual & Studio Arts Class Exhibitions: B&W Photography & Intermediate Photography

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Lower Level Lobby

Open to the public

/ Friday

Immigration and Incarceration: A Roundtable Discussion with Advocates and Activists

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Thursday

A panel of advocates and activists will examine the intersections of incarceration, the Prison Industrial Complex, and immigration in the United States.

ZZ Packer on the Craft of Fiction

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Thursday

ZZ Packer is the author of Drinking Coffee Elsewhere and has been published in The New YorkerHarper'sGRANTAThe New York Times MagazineThe Guardian, and most recently, 100 Years of The Best American Short Stories.

Visual & Studio Arts Class Exhibitions: B&W Photography & Intermediate Photography

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Lower Level Lobby

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Grad Lab

Performing Arts Center Film Viewing Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

A once-a-month series of graduate experiments in theater and new performance.

ZZ Packer Fiction Reading

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

ZZ Packer is the author of Drinking Coffee Elsewhere and has been published in The New YorkerHarper'sGRANTAThe New York Times MagazineThe Guardian, and most recently, 100 Years of The Best American Short Stories.

Music Concerts: Voice Department Recital

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Visual & Studio Arts Class Exhibitions: B&W Photography & Intermediate Photography

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Lower Level Lobby

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Skeletons in the Closet

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Amber is anxious about making the next move in her relationship with Leah, but when her rambunctious cousin Taylor suddenly arrives, a lot more tumbles out than she bargained for.

Visual & Studio Arts Class Exhibitions: Opening of B&W Photography & Intermediate Photography

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Lower Level Lobby

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Men's & Women's Swim Meet

Campbell Sports Center Pool A/B

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Sarah Lawrence College vs. United States Merchant Marine Academy and Purchase College

Music Tuesdays: Faculty Concert: Mary Phillips, mezzo-soprano and Martin Goldray, piano

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Visual & Studio Arts Lecture Series: Tishan Hsu

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Heimbold Gallery

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Tishan Hsu is an artist whose practice has attempted to convey an embodied technology. Hsu’s interest in technology has not been in the use of a particular apparatus but the perception of a technological affect. His work has included paintings, digital media projections and sculpture.

Men's Basketball vs Stevenson

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Top Girls

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

A history play about the lives women lead under the oppression of the patriarchy, incorporating Thatcherism and its antithesis: female artists. Whose side are you on and why?

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: What Happened at Catskill Creek

Off Campus Hudson River Museum

Open to the public

/ Saturday

A family goes camping alongside Catskill Creek to reconnect with nature and with each other. During the night they encounter the ghost of Thomas Cole, a striking photographer and a contemporary landscape painter.

Men's Basketball vs Northern Vermont University

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Top Girls

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

A history play about the lives women lead under the oppression of the patriarchy, incorporating Thatcherism and its antithesis: female artists. Whose side are you on and why?

The Writing Institute Presents: Published Student Readings

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Join The Writing Institute in celebrating their students whose books, essays, and stories have recently been published.

Women's History Colloquium: Natasha Lightfoot

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

So Far to Leeward: Eliza Moore’s Circuitous Paths to Freedom in the Caribbean

Natasha Lightfoot explores the late 1830s freedom petitions of Eliza Moore, an Antiguan-born domestic who strategically utilized the news of abolition’s 1834 passage in the British Caribbean to facilitate her self-emancipation from the Danish Caribbean. That slender archive, and particularly Moore’s representation of her experiences in a singular self-authored letter to her sister raises intriguing questions about enslaved black mobility coincident with but not within the transatlantic slave trade; and the particular forms of exploitation at work in women’s enslavement. In this letter, Moore explains “how [she] came to be so far to Leeward from [her] native home.”  Eliza Moore’s experiences in kinship with the enslaved domestic women in her life, and as a mother to three sons, at least one of which was conceived via sexual encounters with a more privileged man than herself, informed her life of simultaneous movement and containment. This complex web of relationships supported Moore’s savvy and her ability to secure her liberation.

Japanese Anime Today

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Join SLC Asia Summit and faculty member Jason Cody Douglass on a talk about Modern Japanese Anime.

Gregory Pardlo on the Craft of Writing

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Gregory Pardlo, author of the collection Digest, won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. In this lecture he discusses an open-genre approach to the craft of voice.

Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics Application Webinar

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Learn about the admissions process for the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College. Join us for a webinar where we will discuss our genetic counseling graduate program and there will be an opportunity to participate in a Q&A about the graduate application process. You will receive log-in instructions after registration.

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

Music Tuesdays: BaRock Band

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Baroque music on period instruments.

Science Seminar Series: Dr. Brandon Chew

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Dr. Brandon Chew is associate professor of neurosurgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dance: Open Performance

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Visual & Studio Art Class Exhibition: The Body, Inside Out (Drawing and Painting Studio)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Lower Level Lobby

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Genetics Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Friday

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

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

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

REGISTER FOR OPEN HOUSE

Visual & Studio Art Class Exhibition: The Body, Inside Out (Drawing and Painting Studio)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Lower Level Lobby

Open to the public

/ Friday

In Conversation: Kwame Anthony Appiah (E Pluribus Unum Event Series)

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Kwame Anthony Appiah pens the Ethicist column for The New York Times, and is the author of the prize-winning Cosmopolitanism, among many other works. In a conversation with President Cristle Collins Judd, he will discuss his new book, The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity.

Tochi Onyebuchi on the Craft of Speculative Fiction

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Tochi Onyebuchi is the author of the young adult novel Beasts Made of Night and its sequel, Crown of Thunder.

Visual & Studio Art Class Exhibition: The Body, Inside Out (Drawing and Painting Studio)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Lower Level Lobby

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Visual & Studio Art Class Exhibition: The Body, Inside Out (Drawing and Painting Studio)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Lower Level Lobby

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Carry Up My Bones

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

What is constructed about the way we experience cultures, relationships, reality? Through these things, we ask: what is it like to be a person and why is it so weird all the time?

Selected Works: Tishan Hsu Exhibition Opening Reception & Retirement Celebration

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Heimbold Gallery

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Tishan Hsu is an artist whose practice has attempted to convey an embodied technology. He taught sculpture at Sarah Lawrence from 1994 to 2018.

Selected Works: Tishan Hsu Exhbition

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Heimbold Gallery

Open to the public

This exhibition of work by Tishan Hsu will be on view in the Heimbold Gallery through December 8, 2019.

Women's History Colloquium: Rachel Seidman

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Monday

Speaking of Feminism: Reflecting on the Past, Present and Future of the U.S. Women’s Movement

From the Women's Marches to the MeToo movement, it is clear that feminist activism is still alive and well in the twenty-first century. But how does a new generation of activists understand the work of the movement today? How are their strategies and goals unfolding? What worries feminist leaders most, and what are their hopes for the future? In Speaking of Feminism, Rachel F. Seidman presents insights from twenty-five feminist activists from around the United States, ranging in age from twenty to fifty. Allowing their voices to take center stage through the use of in-depth oral history interviews, Seidman places their narratives in historical context and argues that they help explain how recent new forms of activism developed and flourished so quickly.

Living Artists at the Met: The Place of Contemporary Art Within the Encyclopedic Museum

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Monday

A lecture by Pari Stave, senior manager of the department of modern and contemporary art at the Metropolitan Museum.

Homecoming! Men's Basketball vs Pratt

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Homecoming! Women's Basketball vs Pratt

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Nonfiction Reading with Sarah Manguso

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of 300 Arguments (2017), a work of aphoristic autobiography. Her other nonfiction books include Ongoingness: The End of a Diary (2015), The Guardians (2012); and The Two Kinds of Decay (2008).

The Japan Foundation Film Series Presents: Where I Belong

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Thursday

The Japan Foundation, New York organizes an annual film series during which Japanese films are screened at educational and cultural institutions across the United States.

Sarah Manguso Craft Talk

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Thursday

What if all there is to write about is… nothing? This lecture will explore the paradoxical richness that may exist in writing so highly constrained that it’s effectively about almost nothing.

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Grad Lab

Performing Arts Center Film Viewing Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

A once-a-month series of graduate experiments in theater and new performance.

Robert Boyers on the Craft of Nonfiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

This lecture by author Robert Boyers will discuss the uses of memoir for argumentative purposes and consider what is gained when the personal and political are permitted to blend in essays that refuse to settle for the one at the expense of the other. Examples will be provided, and lively discussion with audience members should follow.

Screening & Conversation with Human Rights Activist Joyce Horman (E Pluribus Unum Event Series)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Human rights activist Joyce Horman presents, Missing.

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Paradise Lost and Found

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

An investigation of death, morality, claustrophobia, and hope that shows us moving on is possible and redemption is within reach.

Meg Day on the Craft of Poetry

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Meg Day is the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and The Publishing Triangle's 2015 Audre Lorde Award, and a finalist for the 2016 Kate Tufts Discovery Award from Claremont Graduate University, a 2015 Lambda Literary Award in Poetry, and Jacar Press' Julie Suk Award.

Visual & Studio Arts Lecture Series: Clifford Owens

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Clifford Owens teaches a performance arts class at Sarah Lawrence College.

Music Tuesdays: Tambuco Percussion Ensemble (Wentworth Residency)

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Four distinguished Mexican musicians will perform a wide range of innovative, virtuosic percussion music.

Science Seminar Series: Dr. Tony Phillips

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Dr. Tony Phillips is professor emeritus of Mathematics from SUNY Stony Brook.

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Glimpse

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

The Sarah Lawrence Theatre Program presents: Glimpse

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Glimpse

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

The Sarah Lawrence Theatre Program presents: Glimpse

Women's Basketball vs CCNY (Scrimmage)

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

MFA Writing 2019-2020: MFA Writing Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Attend the MFA Writing on-campus open house to learn more about the program, meet faculty and other members of the graduate writing community, sit in on a sample class, and take a campus tour.

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Glimpse

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

The Sarah Lawrence Theatre Program presents: Glimpse

Men's Basketball vs John Jay (Scrimmage)

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics Application Webinar

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Friday

Learn about the admissions process for the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College. Join us for a webinar where we will discuss our genetic counseling graduate program and there will be an opportunity to participate in a Q&A about the graduate application process. You will receive log-in instructions after registration.

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Glimpse

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

The Sarah Lawrence Theatre Program presents: Glimpse

Jac Jemc on the Craft of Speculative Fiction

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Author Jac Jemc presents a craft talk on horror, the uncanny, and writing outside of genre.

Women's Volleyball vs Mount Saint Vincent

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Music Tuesdays: Faculty Concert: Christine Free, mezzo-soprano (faculty) and Jacob Rhodebeck, piano

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

A Celebration of Gilberto Perez

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

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

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

Women's Basketball vs Queensborough Community College (Scrimmage)

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Women's Soccer vs Manhattanville

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Celebrate Sarah Lawrence!

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Friday

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

Family Weekend

Open to the public

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

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

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

Nelly Reifler on the Craft of Fiction

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

Genetics Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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

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

REGISTER FOR OPEN HOUSE

Adam Nemett on the Craft of Writing

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Friday

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

The Writing Institute Presents: Wrexham Road Reading Series

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room C

Open to the public

/ Thursday

RSVP to this Event

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

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

Women's Tennis vs York

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh on the Craft of Writing

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

Suzanne Hoover on the Craft of Fiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

Visual & Studio Arts Lecture Series: Bruce Pearson Artist Talk

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

Women's Soccer vs Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

Fall Open House for Prospective Undergraduate Students

Barbara Walters Campus Center Rooms A, B, C

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

Softball vs Monroe (Double Header)

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Sunday

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

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Saturday

MFA Writing Program Alumni Festival

Multiple Locations

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: I'm Very Into You

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

I'm Very Into You invokes late great feminist author Kathy Acker and Australian media theorist McKenzie (Ken) Wark in a stage adaptation of their 1995 e-mail correspondence following a steamy love affair. Their queer desire hovers in the air between San Francisco and Sydney at the dawn of the digital age.

Genetics Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Friday

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

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

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

REGISTER FOR OPEN HOUSE

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: I'm Very Into You

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

I'm Very Into You invokes late great feminist author Kathy Acker and Australian media theorist McKenzie (Ken) Wark in a stage adaptation of their 1995 e-mail correspondence following a steamy love affair.

The Japan Foundation Film Series Presents: Recall

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Thursday

The Japan Foundation, New York organizes an annual film series during which Japanese films are screened at educational and cultural institutions across the United States.

Women's Volleyball vs Old Westbury

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Poetry Reading with Donna Stonecipher

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Donna Stonecipher is the author of five books of poetry: The Reservoir (winner of the Contemporary Poetry Series competition, 2002); Souvenir de Constantinople (2007); The Cosmopolitan (winner of the National Poetry Series, 2008); Model City (2015); and Transaction Histories (2018, cited by The New York Times as one of the 10 best poetry books of 2018).

Screening and Discussion: Nadie/Nobody (Cuba, 2017)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Nadie/Nobody (Cuba, 2017) is a documentary on the Cuban poet Rafael Alcides. Screening will be followed by a Q&A with director/producer Miguel Coyula and actor/producer Lynn Cruz.

Sponsored by Latin American and Latino/a Studies (LALS), Film History, Filmmaking and Moving Image Arts, the Office of Global Education and the Sarah Lawrence College program in Cuba.

Women's Soccer vs Farmingdale State

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Women's Volleyball vs Purchase

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Monday

Women's Soccer vs Maritime

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Women's Soccer vs Old Westbury

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Visual & Studio Arts Lecture Series: Ann Toebbe

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Screening Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Artist Ann Toebbe has been the recipient of numerous grants including a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant in 2005 and 2015, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant in 2015, and a Chicago Dcase and IL Council for The Arts Grant in 2017.

Joan Silber on the Craft of Fiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Joan Silber is the author of eight books of fiction. Her last novel Improvement won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and she recently received the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. She teaches in the Sarah Lawrence MFA Program.

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

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Music Tuesdays: LAX with Glenn Alexander (faculty)

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Science Seminar Series: How Hormones and Neurotransmitters Influence Calcium Channel Expression

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

A discussion led by Dr. Jesica Raingo, professor of biology, Instituto Multidisciplinario de BiologÍa Celular, La Plata, Argentina.

Women's Soccer vs Mount Saint Mary

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Women's Tennis vs Mount Saint Mary

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Women's Volleyball vs Baruch

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

The Japan Foundation Film Series Presents: Tremble All You Want

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Thursday

The Japan Foundation, New York organizes an annual film series during which Japanese films are screened at educational and cultural institutions across the United States.

The Interplay of Dance & Philosophy in Mary Armentrout's Performance Works (Lecture)

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Join Mary Armentrout '85 in discussing the interweaving of dance, philosophy, and embodied thinking in her site specific performance installation works.

Mary Ruefle and Michael Burkard Poetry Reading

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Mary Ruefle is a poet, essayist, and erasure artist. Michael Burkard is the author of lucky coat anywhere, Envelope of Night: Selected and Uncollected Poems, 1966-1990, and Unsleeping.

Richard Morais '81 Book Signing and Q&A

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room C

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Award-winning author and Sarah Lawrence alumnus Richard Morais '81 will return to campus to share his third novel, The Man With No Borders.

Dance Performance by Mary Armentrout '85

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Mary Armentrout '85 is an experimental choreographer whose works employ a philosophical mode of questioning and listening.

Nicholas Muellner on the Craft of Writing

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Nicholas Muellner is an artist who operates at the intersection of photography and writing. Through books, exhibitions, and slide lectures, his projects investigate the limits of photography as a documentary pursuit and as an interface to literary, political, and personal narratives.

Ted Chiang on the Craft of Speculative Fiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Ted Chiang's fiction has won four Hugo, four Nebula, and four Locus awards, and has been featured in The Best American Short Stories.

The Writing Institute Fall Open House

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room C

Open to the public

/ Thursday

At the fall open house, Writing Institute teachers will be on hand to chat with guests individually and discuss their classes.

Durga Chew-Bose Craft Talk

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Durga Chew-Bose '09 is a Montreal-born writer and teh author of Too Much and Not the Mood.

Vijay Seshadri on the Craft of Writing

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

In this talk, writing faculty member Vijay Seshadri will elucidate sonic principles and ideas by means of both an analysis of texts and a brief historical summary of how we got to where we are now in our understanding of rhythm and melody in writing.

Swing State: Ann Toebbe Exhibition Opening Reception

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Heimbold Gallery

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

This reception opens an exhibition of work by Ann Toebbe that will be on view through October 13, 2019.

First Day of Classes

Multiple Locations

Open to the public

/ Monday

Classes begin for undergraduate and graduate students.

Returning Students Arrive on Campus

Multiple Locations

Open to the public

/ Monday

Welcome back, undergraduate students!

Opening Day! New Students Arrive on Campus

Multiple Locations

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Welcome, Class of 2023!

Midsummer Music: Piano Four-Hands

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Join us for an afternoon of music featuring Shubert and Stravinsky.

The Writing Institute's 6th Annual Publish & Promote Your Book Conference

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

If you’re ready to find an agent and present your book to the marketplace, join The Writing Institute and a community of educators, writers, agents, editors, and publishers at a one day conference designed to help you succeed in your publishing ventures.

Midsummer Music: Baroque Duos and Trios

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Join us for an afternoon of music by J. S. Bach, Louis Couperin, Hotteterre, and others.

Midsummer Music: Music by Haydn, Brahms, and More

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Join us for an afternoon of music featuring Haydn, Brahms, and more on piano, violin, and cello.

In Conversation: Dani Shapiro '83, MFA '89 and President Cristle Collins Judd

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

This special event, taking place during Reunion 2019, features New York Times bestselling author and Sarah Lawrence alumna Dani Shapiro (Inheritance) in conversation with President Cristle Collins Judd. The event is free and open to the public.

Reunion 2019

Multiple Locations

Open to the public

Join us on campus Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9, for a fantastic weekend that celebrates extraordinary education and lasting friendships.

Midsummer Music: Duets for Viola da Gamba

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Join us for an afternoon of music by Matthew Locke, Johann Schenck, and others.

Human Genetics Career Day

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

Visual & Studio Arts Exhibition and Open Studios

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Visual & Studio Arts Exhibition and Open Studios

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Friday

Visual & Studio Arts Exhibition and Open Studios

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Visual & Studio Arts Exhibition and Open Studios

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Visual & Studio Arts Exhibition and Open Studios

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Visual & Studio Arts Exhibition and Open Studios

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Monday

Visual & Studio Arts Exhibition and Open Studios

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Visual & Studio Arts Exhibition and Open Studios

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Visual & Studio Arts Exhibition and Open Studios

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Friday

91st Undergraduate Commencement

South Lawn

Open to the public

/ Friday

Our Commencement speaker is Maggie Haberman '96, White House Correspondent for The New York Times and political analyst for CNN.

Visual & Studio Arts Exhibition and Open Studios

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Graduate Commencement

South Lawn

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Our Graduate Commencement speakers are Diane Baker MS ’79, former director of the University of Michigan Genetic Counseling Graduate Program, and Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, who will jointly deliver the address as a dialogue.

MFA Writing Program Thesis Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Visual & Studio Arts Exhibition and Open Studios

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

MFA Writing Program Thesis Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Visual & Studio Arts Exhibition and Open Studios

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Human Genetics Poster Session

Outdoor Spaces South Lawn

Open to the public

/ Monday

Visual & Studio Arts Exhibition and Open Studios

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Monday

Visual & Studio Arts Exhibition and Open Studios

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Visual & Studio Arts Exhibition and Open Studios

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Visual & Studio Arts Exhibition and Open Studios

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Friday

Women's History Thesis Presentations

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Students graduating from the Women's History graduate program will present their masters theses. A reception will follow.

Visual & Studio Arts Exhibition and Open Studios

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Dancing-on-View: Sara Rudner

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Spring Performance Project: Sara Rudner, Ketchum Artist-in-Residence.

Visual & Studio Arts Exhibition and Open Studios

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Sarah Lawrence College Music Presents: Jazz Voice Recital

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Dancing-on-View: Sara Rudner

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Sara Rudner, Ketchum Artist-in-Residence.

The Writing Institute Presents: Fairy Tales—An Approach To Story Structure, Form, and Tradition

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

The fairy tale is one of our oldest and most atavistic storytelling traditions, and a form to which everyone is almost universally exposed. But they can often be dismissed and overlooked, when, actually, we can glean more than you might expect from giving them a second look.

Music Tuesday: Jazz Compositions

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Enjoy jazz compositions by student composers, John Isley, director, and faculty musicians.

Visual & Studio Arts Exhibition and Open Studios

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Sarah Lawrence College Music Presents: Jazz Instrumental Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Monday

Sarah Lawrence College Music Presents: Emma Citron, Voice (Senior Recital)

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Sarah Lawrence College Music Presents: Julian Barthold, Guitar (Senior Recital)

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Saturday

OMG We Ate A Guy! (Graduate Theatre Production)

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

A fully produced production of graduate-written play OMG We Ate a Guy! by Andrea Staats.

Sarah Lawrence College Music Presents: Sebastian Pizarro, Voice (Senior Recital)

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Saturday

OMG We Ate A Guy! (Graduate Theatre Production)

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Friday

A fully produced production of graduate-written play OMG We Ate a Guy! by Andrea Staats.

OMG We Ate A Guy! (Graduate Theatre Production)

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

A fully produced production of graduate-written play OMG We Ate a Guy! by Andrea Staats.

Music Concert: Faso Foli

Outdoor Spaces South Lawn

Open to the public

/ Thursday

T Kira Madden Craft Talk

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Sarah Lawrence College Music Presents: Choral Concert

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Pre-College Summer Programs Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

Dead Poets Slam

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Take a break from your day and revel in an hour of engaging literary entertainment as a mixture of faculty, undergraduates, and grad students present the work of dead poets in a theatrical context.

Science Seminar Series: Entanglement Entropy of Quantum Field Observables

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Featuring Sarah Lawrence College Pyshics faculty member Alejandro Satz.

"Charlie Says" Film Screening and Q&A

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Monday

A screening of Mary Harron’s newest film Charlie Says, featuring a screenplay by alumna and former faculty member Guinevere Turner ’90.

Sarah Lawrence College Music Presents: Voice Recital

Marshall Field Room 3

Open to the public

/ Monday

Henriad Performance

Outdoor Spaces The Remy Theatre

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Women's Naked Shakspeare presents Henriad.

The Writing Institute Presents: The Gurfein Writing Fellowship Celebration

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Join The Writing Institute and its community of writers for a celebration of The Gurfein Writing Fellowship at Sarah Lawrence College, where the 2019 Fellows will be announced.

Mayfair

Outdoor Spaces South Lawn

Open to the public

/ Sunday

A day of family fun hosted by and benefiting the Students for Students Scholarship Fund.

Sarah Lawrence College Music Presents: Walker May, Guitar (Senior Recital)

Outdoor Spaces South Lawn

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Sarah Lawrence College Music Presents: Open Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Friday

So This Is Opera? Different Stories, “One Town” (Music Concert)

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Friday

Directed by Wayne Sanders; starring Alisa Deen and Thomas Hernandez.

The Writing Institute Presents: Faculty Reading

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Join The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College's community of writers for a student reading and celebration of recently published works.

Melissa Febos Nonfiction Reading

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Melissa Febos MFA '08 is the author of the memoir Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press 2010), the essay collection Abandon Me (Bloomsbury 2017), and a forthcoming second essay collection, Girlhood (Bloomsbury 2020).

Excavating the History of Feminist Film Theory and Making the Case for Media Justice Politics

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Join Ariel Dougherty ’69, co-founder of Women Make Movies, for a screening of her 1973 film Sweet Bananas. The evening will also feature a discussion of women in film and media justice politics.

Gentrification and the Real Estate State: A Lecture by Samuel Stein '05 (Social Science Colloquium Series)

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Join Samuel Stein ’05 for a discussion about the state and future of our cities at a time of global concentration of capital into urban real estate. Stein will present some of the ideas that animate his new book, Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State.

Melissa Febos, Craft of Nonfiction: In Defense of Navel Gazing

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

How often have you heard another writer sneer at the concept of literary writing as cathartic or, God forbid, therapeutic? How often have you agreed? Too often we take for granted the false binary between the personal and the intellectual. A literary work's aesthetic or intellectual merit does not preclude catharsis, nor concerns of domestic, corporeal, or "confessional" nature. Why shouldn't a literary examination of the navel approach profound universalities, be intellectually astute, politically relevant, and aesthetically great? During this talk we will take a long hard look into our own navels, interrogate our own inherited biases and consider why "personal" writing might be exactly what we need right now.

Melissa Febos MFA '08 is the author of the memoir Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press 2010), the essay collection Abandon Me (Bloomsbury 2017), and a forthcoming second essay collection, Girlhood (Bloomsbury 2020). The inaugural winner of the Jean Córdova Nonfiction Award from LAMBDA Literary, her work has recently appeared in Tin House, Granta, The New York Times, Vogue, and The Believer. She is an Associate Professor and MFA Director at Monmouth University and lives in Brooklyn.

Music Tuesday: Rogério Boccato Quartet

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Rogério Boccato Quartet will play music from their newest album, No Old Rain.

Sarah Lawrence College Music Presents: Morgan Cunningham, Guitar (Senior Recital)

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Sarah Lawrence College Music Presents: Wall to Wall Chamber

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Nuclear Family (Student Director Workshop Production)

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

How does humanity manufacture its own destruction? Our piece examines how the normalization of violence introduced with the Cold War continues to dominate the classroom and the household. We ultimately beg the question: is the Cold War over, or have weapons of mass destruction merely become more obtainable?

Sarah Lawrence College Music Presents: Molly Amundson, Piano (Senior Recital)

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Nuclear Family (Student Director Workshop Production)

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

How does humanity manufacture its own destruction? Our piece examines how the normalization of violence introduced with the Cold War continues to dominate the classroom and the household. We ultimately beg the question: is the Cold War over, or have weapons of mass destruction merely become more obtainable?

Softball vs Old Westbury

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Graduate Visit Day: Children, Childhood & Education

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Join us for Graduate Visit Day: Children, Childhood, and Education to learn more about the MA program in Child Development, the MS Ed program in the Art of Teaching and the special resources that both programs enjoy on campus.

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Nuclear Family (Student Director Workshop Production)

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

How does humanity manufacture its own destruction? Our piece examines how the normalization of violence introduced with the Cold War continues to dominate the classroom and the household. We ultimately beg the question: is the Cold War over, or have weapons of mass destruction merely become more obtainable?

Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival

Open to the public

Since 2003, the Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival has presented emerging and established poets from across the country alongside current Sarah Lawrence undergraduate and graduate student readers. The weekend includes craft talks, panels, book signings, receptions, open mics, and more. All events are free and open to the public.

The Writing Institute Presents: Wrexham Road Reading Series

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

T. Fleischmann, Craft of Nonfiction: Forms of Joy

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

In the contemporary moment, transgender life is widely associated with structural oppression, rejection, and violence. Despite this, the work of trans artists and writers is often joyful and liberatory, more invested in pleasure than loss. Looking at some of that work, we’ll consider what unique forms joy takes in trans lives and trans art, and how those forms might lead us toward emergent thought, insight, and resistance in our own writing.

The Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Trio in Concert

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

The Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Trio is the second 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.

Men's Tennis vs Staten Island

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Pre-College Summer Programs Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

The Writing Institute Presents: Joe Papaleo Writers' Workshop Reunion & Meet and Greet

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Music Tuesday: The Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Trio

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

The Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Trio is the second 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.

Sarah Lawrence College Music Presents: Adler & Giacchino’s Composition Palooza (Junior Recital)

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Fourth Annual Dance Film Festival

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Featuring films from students, faculty, and alums:

  • Katy Greskovich
  • Amanda Hameline
  • Anxin Hu
  • Fanny Ketter
  • Ann Nelson
  • Lily Padilla
  • Sam Robbins
  • Andrea Sandahl
  • Hyung Seok
  • Richard Sylvarnes and David Neumann
  • Jace Weyant
  • Zhiwei Wu, Yinghan Li, and Zixuan Yang

The Writing Institute Presents: Talk & Reading with Mary Calvi

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Mary Calvi, news anchor and award-winning reporter for WCBS-TV, will discuss how she uncovered a love affair between George Washington and Heiress Mary Eliza Philipse while researching her book Dear George, Dear Mary.

The Politics of Womanhood: From the Progressive Era to Trump World (Women's History Colloquium)

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Leigh Ann Wheeler is a professor of History at Binghamton University (SUNY) who specializes in Modern U.S. women, sexuality, and social movements, especially those related to civil rights and civil liberties.

Men's Tennis vs Purchase

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Iran: a Threat? (2019 Adda Bozeman Lecture)

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Relying on his deep understanding of Iranian history and politics, Professor Abrahamian will do a "reality" test on Iran's strengths and weaknesses.

Ervand Abrahamian is a lecturer at Baruch College and recognized as a Distinguished Professor of History after more than 40 years of teaching experience.

Ross Gay Poetry Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Monday

Ross Gay MFA '98 is the author of three books: Against WhichBringing the Shovel Down, and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.

Ross Gay, Craft of Poetry

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Monday

Ross Gay MFA '98 is the author of three books: Against WhichBringing the Shovel Down; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude.

Men's Tennis vs Manhattanville College

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Pippin (Faculty Production)

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

A young prince is lost in a world of seductive illusions that prey on his imperfections, deepest fears, and darkest sides. Unraveling plots and shadowy players chase him through a spectacle of nightmares, while his end looms ahead in the greatest performance of his life.

Graduate Visit Day: Health, Science & Society

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Join us for Graduate Visit Day: Health, Science & Society to learn more about Sarah Lawrence College's MS program in Human Genetics, MS program in Dance/Movement Therapy, and MA program in Women's History.

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Pippin (Faculty Production)

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

A young prince is lost in a world of seductive illusions that prey on his imperfections, deepest fears, and darkest sides. Unraveling plots and shadowy players chase him through a spectacle of nightmares, while his end looms ahead in the greatest performance of his life.

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Pippin (Faculty Production)

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

A young prince is lost in a world of seductive illusions that prey on his imperfections, deepest fears, and darkest sides. Unraveling plots and shadowy players chase him through a spectacle of nightmares, while his end looms ahead in the greatest performance of his life.

"Dark Money" Film Screening (Social Science Colloquium Series)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

A screening of the film Dark Money followed by a discussion and Q&A with Kimberly Reed, director, and Jay Arthur Sterrenberg ’05, editor/writer.

Music Tuesday: Martin Goldray & Paul Kerekes

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Sarah Lawrence College music faculty members Martin Goldray and Paul Kerekes will perform "Rite of Spring for Four Hands" by Igor Stravinsky.

Visual Arts Lecture Series: Angelina Gualdoni

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Angelina Gualdoni is a painter living in New York City, working in the genre of still life and interiors. Through use of dyeing, pouring, staining, and historic textile patterning, she links various women’s creative practices from industrial to domestic, decorative to metaphysical.

Science Seminar Series: Ray Clarke Reading

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Sarah Lawrence biology faculty member emeritus Ray Clarke will read from his memoir, Wonderful Voyage.

sam sax Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Monday

Sarah Lawrence College Music Presents: La Zhen Han, Piano (Senior Recital)

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Men's Tennis vs St. Joseph's Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Sarah Lawrence College Music Presents: Elise Le Bihan, Violin (Senior Recital)

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Graduate Visit Day: The Arts

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Join us for Graduate Visit Day: The Arts to learn more about Sarah Lawrence College's MFA programs in Writing, Theatre, and Dance.

Pre-College Summer Programs Open House

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Learn more about Sarah Lawrence's summer pre-college programs for high school students.

Surviving and Thriving with Ethan Zohn

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

A talk by Ethan Zohn, former professional soccer player, winner of Survivor: Africa, and co-founder of Grassroots Soccer.

Friends of the College Presents: A Morning of Poetry with Vijay Seshadri

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Friday

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Sarah Lawrence faculty member Vijay Seshadri will read and discuss his poetry.

"13th:" Screening and Dialogue

Bates Meeting Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

A screening of the movie "13th", directed by Ava DuVernay, which takes "an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality."

The Child Development Institute Presents: 2019 Longfellow Lecture

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Every Day a Gift: Concert and Film Screening with Sungrai Sohn (Music Faculty)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Sungrai Sohn will perform favorite violin works and also screen "To Have and To Give," a film by David Esposito, his brother-in-law and his living-donor, which documents their journey through the organ-transplant experience in 2001.

Softball vs Lehman

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Barbara Walters Gallery Exhibition: Shahpour Pouvant

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

The Writing Institute Presents: Horror In and Out of Genre

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Good horror writing gets your heart beating and your mind racing. At its best it has a real, emotional effect. But how does it do that? And shouldn’t that be the goal of all fiction?https://www.sarahlawrence.edu/writing-institute/

Shahpour Pouyan—Barbara Walters Gallery Opening Reception

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Kicking off a solo exhibition of works by Shahpour Pouyan, on view in The Barbara Walters Gallery from April 2-28.

Music Tuesday: Cygnus Ensemble

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

With its pairs of plucked strings, bowed strings and woodwinds, Cygnus has a precedent in the Elizabethan "broken consort."

Men's Volleyball vs St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) & Mount Saint Vincent

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Softball vs St. Joseph's L.I.

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Friends of the College Present: Faculty Reading with Joan Silber '67 (Writing)

Off Campus 201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY 10708

Open to the public

/ Friday

A reading by writing faculty member Joan Silber '67, presented by the Friends of Sarah Lawrence College.

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Jet of Blood (Student Director Workshop Production)

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

Burn down the museums and praise the digital deity. This bastardization of Artaud’s seminal 1925 text is an examination of what it is to perform in the abyss of the worldwide drosscape.

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Jet of Blood (Student Director Workshop Production)

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Burn down the museums and praise the digital deity. This bastardization of Artaud’s seminal 1925 text is an examination of what it is to perform in the abyss of the worldwide drosscape.

The Writing Institute Presents: Student Reading

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Join The Writing Institute's community of writers for a student reading and celebration of published works.

Rewriting Supreme Court History from a Feminist Perspective (Women's History Colloquium)

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Bridget J. Crawford is a professor of Law at Pace University School of Law and a member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Pre-College Summer Programs Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Jet of Blood (Student Director Workshop Production)

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Burn down the museums and praise the digital deity. This bastardization of Artaud’s seminal 1925 text is an examination of what it is to perform in the abyss of the worldwide drosscape.

Moria Donegan, Craft of Nonfiction: How to Be Believed—Telling #MeToo Stories in a Sexist World

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Diversity is Not Just the Differences You Like: Religion and the Challenge of Pluralism

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

We live in an era of marginalization, polarization, and deep disagreement on fundamental matters. Is it possible to build pluralism in these times? Can colleges and universities play a role? How ought we engage with ideas we disagree with and people we dislike? These topics will be addressed in a panel discussion moderated by Nancy Cantor ’74, Chancellor of Rutgers University Newark, and featuring Eboo Patel, founder and president, Interfaith Youth Core, and John Inazu, Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law & Religion and Professor of Political Science, Washington University Law.

Sarah Lawrence College Dance Presents: Spring Open Performance

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Sarah Lawrence Theatre Presents: On the Mend (Student Playwright Workshop Production)

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Six women in a domestic violence support group navigate the effects of abuse and what it means for their futures. Though varied in their backgrounds, their experiences bind them together as a community and a family.

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

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.

Jim Shepard Fiction Reading

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Jim Shepard is the author of seven novels, including most recently The Book of Aron, and five story collections, including The World to Come and most recently Like You’d UnderstandAnyway, which was nominated for the National Book Award and won the Story Prize, and You Think That’s Bad.

The Choreography of Jewishness: Klezmer Music, Dance, and Gesture in Ashkenazic Culture

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

A presentation by Walter Zev Feldman, Senior Research Fellow affiliated with New York University, Abu Dhabi.

The Guerrilla Girls

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

The Guerrilla Girls are feminist activist artists. They wear gorilla masks in public and use facts, humor, and outrageous visuals to expose gender and ethnic bias as well as corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture.

Jim Shepard, Craft of Fiction: Fiction from Nonfiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

A consideration of some of the possibilities and problems involved in making history or science or other non-fictional areas of inquiry the basis of a fiction.

Sarah Lawrence Giving Day

Open to the public

/ Monday

On March 4th only, your gifts go even further with $25,000 unlocked for every 100 donors!

Men's Volleyball vs York (N.Y.) & Cooper Union

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

21st Annual Women's History Conference

Open to the public

The Struggle Continues: Intersectional Activism in the Age of Gender Based Violence and Authoritarian Oppression.

Friends of the College Present: The Music of What Happens

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Friday

Join the Friends of Sarah Lawrence College for a presentation by history and literature faculty member Fredric Smoler for a discussion of alternate history.

From Teonanácatl to Miami Vice: Latin America's Contributions to World Drug Cultures

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

A lecture by Paul Gootenberg, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Stony Brook University.

Pre-College Summer Programs Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

Men's Volleyball vs Pratt & Neumann University

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom (Women's History Colloquium)

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Keisha N. Blain is a professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh and an award-winning historian who writes on race, politics, and gender. 

The Edge of Alchemy: Animator Stacy Steers

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Animator Stacy Steers will present four short animated films from across 20 years of filmmaking.

Visual & Studio Arts Lecture Series: Ajay Kurian, Sculpture

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Admitted Students Day

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Monday

Admitted Students Day is designed to give admitted students and their families a real feel for what it’s like to attend Sarah Lawrence.

Danielle Trussoni, Craft of Speculative Fiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Danielle Trussoni is the author of The New York Times and International bestsellers Angelology and Angelopolis.

Mayapple & Sarah Lawrence Summer Workshop: Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Monday

Participate in an online information session to learn all about the Mayapple and Sarah Lawrence College summer workshop, The Art of Protest: Art and Scholarship as Political Resistance.

Women's Basketball vs. Pratt

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope by James Redford & Karen Pritzker (Art of Teaching Film Series)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

The Art of Teaching Graduate Program's Educational Film Series aims to show current films that broaden our understanding of schools, highlight current issues in education, and spark discussion and dialogue.

Faculty Research Presentation: Chet Biscardi, Music

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Music faculty member Chet Biscardi will perform his In Time’s Unfolding (2000) and discuss the creative process and the roles of influence, resonance, and anxiety in all of the arts.

Men's Basketball vs. Mount Saint Mary

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

N.K. Jemisin Speculative Fiction Reading

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

N.K. Jemisin is an author of speculative fiction short stories and novels, and the first author to win three Hugos in a row for her Broken Earth novels.

N.K. Jemisin, Craft of Speculative Fiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

N.K. Jemisin is an author of speculative fiction short stories and novels, and the first author to win three Hugos in a row for her Broken Earth novels.

Visual and Studio Arts Lecture Series: Jen Liu

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Music Tuesday: Nordic Voices

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Nordic Voices is an internationally acclaimed six-voice a cappella ensemble praised for their depth of programming and extraordinary vocal skills.

Harnessing the Power of the Gut-Brain Axis in Health and Disease (Science Seminar Series)

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Justine Kupferberg, of NYC-based biotechnology company Kallyope, and her team use single-cell sequencing, computational biology, circuit tracing, and neural imaging to deepen their understanding of the gut-brain axis in health and disease and develop transformative therapies for diseases with high unmet need.

Bridging Divides and Challenging Enforcement in Undocumented Youth Organizing (Social Science Colloquium Series)

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

In this talk, public policy faculty member Luisa Laura Heredia explores the high-risk direct action tactics that undocumented young people carried out between 2010 and 2014 to challenge the U.S. immigration enforcement regime.

Women's Basketball vs. Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

The Writing Institute Presents: Not for Nothing Book Party

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Celebrating the release of Not for Nothing: Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood, the first book by alumna and Writing Institute faculty member Kathy Curto '89, MFA '12.

Men's Basketball vs. Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Women's Basketball vs. Farmingdale State College

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Craft of Fiction: Native Speakers: Voice and "Authenticity" in Fiction

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

An examination of "voice" in fiction with Sarah Lawrence faculty member Rattawut Lapcharoensap.

Music Concert: Martin Goldray, Organ

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Social Science Colloquium Series: Refugees and Garment Work, a Lecture by Jennifer Gordon

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

The global factories that stitch clothing for big brands are classic sweatshops: they pay rock-bottom wages and workers labor long hours under dangerous conditions. Yet two years ago the European Union negotiated agreements to place tens of thousands of refugees from Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and other countries in garment factory jobs in Jordan and Ethiopia as a "humanitarian" response to the refugee crisis. Have garment sweatshops turned out to be better than refugee camps?

Graduate Studies Information Session (NYC)

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

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Join us for an information session in New York City to learn more about Sarah Lawrence College's master's programs and life as a graduate student at SLC.

Art of Teaching Graduate Program: Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Learn more about Sarah Lawrence's Art of Teaching graduate program in an online information session.

Pre-College Summer Programs Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

Men's Basketball vs Purchase

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Women's Basketball vs Purchase

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

Campbell Sports Center Pool A/B

Open to the public

/ Friday

The Writing Institute Presents: Open House & Meet the Teachers

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

At this open house, Writing Institute instructors will be available to discuss their classes and answer questions.

 

Art of Teaching Graduate Program: Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Learn more about Sarah Lawrence's Art of Teaching graduate program in an online information session.

Mayapple & Sarah Lawrence Summer Workshop: Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Participate in an online information session to learn all about the Mayapple and Sarah Lawrence College summer workshop, The Art of Protest: Art and Scholarship as Political Resistance.

Men's Basketball vs Maritime

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Women's Basketball vs. Vaughn

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Friends of Sarah Lawrence College Mini-Course: Music and Philosophy with Music Faculty Member Martin Goldray

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Friday

This mini-course is open to Friends of the College only; click to learn more about the event and how to join the Friends!

Friends of Sarah Lawrence College Mini-Course: Small Circle of Friends with Literature Faculty Member Ann Lauinger

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Friday

This mini-course is open to Friends of the College only; click to learn more about the event and how to join the Friends!

Friends of Sarah Lawrence College Mini-Course: Music and Philosophy with Music Faculty Member Martin Goldray

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Thursday

This mini-course is open to Friends of the College only; click to learn more about the event and how to join the Friends!

Friends of Sarah Lawrence College Mini-Course: Small Circle of Friends with Literature Faculty Member Ann Lauinger

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Thursday

This mini-course is open to Friends of the College only; click to learn more about the event and how to join the Friends!

Friends of Sarah Lawrence College Mini-Course: Music and Philosophy with Music Faculty Member Martin Goldray

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

This mini-course is open to Friends of the College only; click to learn more about the event and how to join the Friends!

Friends of Sarah Lawrence College Mini-Course: Small Circle of Friends with Literature Faculty Member Ann Lauinger

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

This mini-course is open to Friends of the College only; click to learn more about the event and how to join the Friends!

Women's Basketball vs Old Westbury

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Men's Basketball vs Old Westbury

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Women's Basketball vs Trinity

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Monday

Sarah Lawrence College Music Presents: Blues Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Sarah Lawrence College Dance Presents: Your Bones and I

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Choreographed by Kota Yamazaki.

Winter Commencement

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

Psychology Advanced Research Seminar Poster Session

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Sarah Lawrence College Music Presents: Jazz Instrumental Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Monday

Sarah Lawrence College Dance Presents: Winter Performances, Program B

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Sunday

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

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

/ Saturday

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

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

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

 

Pre-College Summer Programs Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

Voice Recital

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Monday

American Religious Mythmaking: A Symposium

Bates Meeting Room

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

Senior Recital: David Gobris

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Sunday

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

Men's Basketball vs. Lehman College

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Open Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Friday

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

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

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Barbara Walters Gallery Exhibition: Jenny Perlin

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Barbara Walters Gallery

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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.

Diane Seuss Poetry Reading

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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.

Women's Basketball vs Mount Saint Vincent

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Graduate Program Open House on Campus

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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.

Women's Basketball vs Merchant Marine

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Tony Tulathimutte Craft of Fiction: The First Draft

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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.

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

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Visual Arts Lecture Series: Jenny Perlin

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Screening Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

Campbell Sports Center Pool A/B

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Graduate Program Open House: MFA in Writing

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

Screening of Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

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.

Graduate Studies Info Session in NYC

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

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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:

Documentary Filmmaking & Preconceptions of Place: Lecture & Screening

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Screening Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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

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

Barbara Walters Gallery Opening Reception: Jenny Perlin

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Rover

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

Jane Manning Lecture (Women's History Colloquium)

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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.

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

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.

Genetic Counseling Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

Marjorie Senechal Lecture (Science Seminar Series)

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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.

Men's Basketball vs Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics Application Webinars

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Friday

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

Domenica Ruta—Craft of Nonfiction: The Worst Advice

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

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

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

“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

Memorial Celebration for Rose Anne Thom

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics Application Webinars

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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.

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

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.

New York State Legislative Candidate Forum

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

 

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

Campbell Sports Center Pool A/B

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Pride & Prejudice

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

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. 

Women’s Volleyball vs. CCNY

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Pride & Prejudice

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

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

 

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Pride & Prejudice

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

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

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

Women's Soccer vs. Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Genetic Counseling Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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.

Men's Soccer vs. Old Westbury

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Difference in Dialogue: Women Running for Office

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

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

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

Women’s Tennis vs Staten Island

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Smart People

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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.

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Smart People

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

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

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

 

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Presents: Smart People

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Study Abroad Meeting: Non Sarah Lawrence Study Abroad Programs

Swinford Swinford 102

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

J. Robert Lennon—Some Important Third People

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

Fall Open House for Prospective Undergraduate Students

Outdoor Spaces South Lawn

Open to the public

/ Monday

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.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Old Westbury and Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Women’s Tennis vs. Farmingdale State College

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Women’s Volleyball vs. Cooper Union

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

Genetic Counseling Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

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

Study Abroad Meetings 2018-2019: Advanced Studies in England

Swinford Swinford 200

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Women’s Volleyball vs. Mount Saint Vincent

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Study Abroad Meetings: Leeds program

Swinford Swinford 102

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Wesley Brown—Fiction and the Art of Not Knowing

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

Men's Soccer vs. Mount Saint Mary College

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Study Abroad Meetings 2018-2019: SLC in Southern Africa

Swinford Swinford 102

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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.

Study Abroad Meeting: Havana program

Swinford Swinford 102

Open to the public

/ Monday

Women’s Tennis vs. Pratt

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Sunday

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

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

Women’s Volleyball vs. Farmingdale State College

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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.

Men's Soccer vs. Purchase

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Jo Ann Beard–Craft of Nonfiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

Women's Soccer vs. Mount Saint Vincent

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Men's Soccer vs. Merchant Marine

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Graduate Programs Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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.

Women’s Volleyball vs. King’s (NY)

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

Women's Soccer vs. Manhattanville College

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Women’s Volleyball vs. York (NY)

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Women’s Tennis vs. Hunter

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Women’s Volleyball vs John Jay

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Women’s Tennis vs Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Thursday

The Writing Institute’s Fall Faculty Reading & Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

Vinson Cunningham–Thought, Emotion, and Politics in Prose

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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." 

Science Seminar Series: Making MRI More Affordable and Accessible

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Speaker: Merideth Frey, Sarah Lawrence Physics Faculty

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

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

Women’s Tennis vs. Albertus Magnus

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Women’s Volleyball vs. Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

Health Advocacy Graduate Program Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

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

Health Advocacy Graduate Program Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

Health Advocacy Graduate Program Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

Health Advocacy Graduate Program Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

Health Advocacy Graduate Program Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

Health Advocacy Graduate Program Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Monday

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.

Health Advocacy Graduate Program Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

Featuring music faculty member Martin Goldray, organ.

Westchester Summer Vocal Institute Presents: An Afternoon of Opera

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

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.

Summer Literary Seminar Series: Tea Obreht & Danez Smith

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

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.

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

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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.

Summer Literary Seminar Reading: Jess Walter & Natalie Diaz

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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

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

Summer Literary Seminar Reading: Sally Wen Mao & Hua Hsu

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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.

Summer Literary Seminar Reading: Sam Lipsyte & Jeffrey McDaniel

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Monday

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.

Summer Literary Series Reading: Adelle Waldman & Monica Youn

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Sunday

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.

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

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.

Health Advocacy Graduate Program Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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

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

Genetic Counseling Career Day

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

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

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.

Midsummer Music: Italian and French Baroque Masterpieces for Violin

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

Summer Programs for Pre-College Students Online Information Session

Slonim Classroom 2nd floor

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

Senior Recital—Alina Pontius, voice

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Blues Groups Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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

Jazz Vocal Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

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

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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.

Jazz Instrumental Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Monday

Senior Recitals—Jessica Krainchich and Alexis Mendez, voice

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Sunday

The Writing Institute presents Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellowship Celebration

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Sunday

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

Senior Recital—KG

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

Center for the Urban River at Beczak Main Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Senior Recital—Larson Miller, voice

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Spring Open Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Friday

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

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

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?

Leslie Jamison Creative Nonfiction Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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.

30th Semi-Annual Science Poster Session

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

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

Theatre Program Presents: When Words Aren’t Enough

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

Spring Dance Performance: Program B

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Sunday

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

Sungrai Sohn, director.

Spring Dance Performance: Program A

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Sunday

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

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).

Spring Dance Performance: Program B

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

Senior Recital—Isabel Lamont

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Theatre Program Presents: Elsewhere

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

Spring Dance Performance: Program A

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Friday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Juliana Huxtable Artist Talk

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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

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

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

Men’s Tennis vs. York

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Monday

Senior Recital—Libai Jordan

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Sunday

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

Off Campus Hudson River Museum

Open to the public

/ Sunday

15th Annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Sunday

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

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

Off Campus Hudson River Museum

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Senior Recital—Tiffany Meier, violin

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Saturday

15th Annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

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

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

15th Annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival

Heimbold Visual Arts Center

Open to the public

/ Friday

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

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

Symposium on Latin American Studies: Spencer Barnett Prize Awards

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Friday

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.

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

Science Center 101

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

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

Men’s Tennis vs. Mount Saint Mary

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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

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

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

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

Men’s Soccer

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Monday

Women’s Softball vs. Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Dance MFA Thesis Performance—five at seven

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

Graduate Programs Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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.

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

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Friday

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

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

Men’s Tennis vs. Merchant Marine

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Friday

Women’s Softball vs. College of New Rochelle

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Friday

Sarah Lawrence College Asia Summit

Heimbold Visual Arts Center

Open to the public

/ Friday

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.

Translation Lecture by Nora Favorov ’76

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

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.

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

Performing Arts Center PAC 3

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Panelists include:

Bhanu Kapil Poetry Reading

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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.

Men’s Volleyball vs. Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

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)?

Men’s Volleyball vs. Medgar Evers

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Theatre Program Presents: Salome

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

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

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

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.

Theatre Program Presents: Salome

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

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.

Theatre Program Presents: Salome

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

Men’s Volleyball vs. CCNY

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Standing Still—Victor LaValle on the Craft of Speculative Fiction

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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.

Men’s Volleyball vs. Mount Saint Vincent

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

George Cochrane ’95 Artist Lecture and Reception

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

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

A seminar given by mathematics faculty member Nick Rauh.

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

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Spring Open Dance Performance

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

A panel discussion featuring:

Men’s Tennis vs. Farmingdale State

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Theatre Program Presents: Big Love

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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.

Women’s Softball vs. Mount Saint Mary

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Theatre Program Presents: Big Love

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

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.

Theatre Program Presents: Big Love

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

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

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.

Theatre Program Presents: Big Love

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Talk with Photographer Glen McClure

Library Electronic Classroom 2 ML102

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

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.

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

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.

SSSF Live Auction

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Friday

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.

Red Umbrella Rights Film Screening and Q&A with Director Molly Merryman​

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Screening Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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.”

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

In conversation with Daphne Merkin and James Atlas.

Theatre Program Presents First Look Reading Series: The Toilet of Poetry

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

A new play by current student Lizhi Chen.

Music Tuesday Presents: Cygnus Ensemble

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

A seminar given by Sean Barrett, Co-Founder of Dock to Dish.

Theatre Program Presents: Rebecca and Shoot, Don’t Talk

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Rebecca—Created by Christopher Nourse w/ensemble

Men’s Volleyball vs. Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Graduate Programs Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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.

Theatre Program Presents: Rebecca and Shoot, Don’t Talk

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

Rebecca—Created by Christopher Nourse w/ensemble

Men’s Volleyball vs. John Jay

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

Theatre Program Presents: Rebecca and Shoot, Don’t Talk

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Rebecca—Created by Christopher Nourse w/ensemble

The Writing Institute’s Wrexham Road Reading Series

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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.

Ben Lerner Fiction Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Ben Lerner has received fellowships from the Fulbright, Guggenheim, and Mac Arthur Foundations, among many other honors.

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

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

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?

Scott Calvin Lecture—Women In Physics: Beyond Curie

Titsworth Living Room

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

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

Men’s Volleyball vs. Lehman and TBD

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Theatre Program Presents: She Kills Monsters

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

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

Theatre Program Presents: She Kills Monsters

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

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.

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

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Theatre Program Presents: She Kills Monsters

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

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

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.

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

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

A Tribute to Thomas Lux

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

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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.

Men’s Volleyball vs. Pratt and Dean

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

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

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

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

Men’s Basketball vs. Mount Saint Mary

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Theatre Program Presents: Elsewhere

Performing Arts Center Film Viewing Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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.

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

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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!).

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

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

A new play by current student Tristan Raak.

Men’s Basketball vs. Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Our Liberation Summit

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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.

Men’s Basketball vs. Farmingdale State

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Women’s Basketball vs. Farmingdale State

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Men’s Basketball vs. Old Westbury

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

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

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.

Graduate Programs Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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.

Women’s Basketball vs. Yeshiva

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Ami Omo Exhibit Opening Reception

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

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)

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

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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.

Music Tuesday Presents: The Ulysses Quartet Plays Schubert

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

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” Panel Discussion Featuring NBA Veteran Jason Collins

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

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.

The Writing Institute's Faculty Reading & Spring Open House

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

Men’s Basketball vs. Maritime

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Women’s Basketball vs. Purchase

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Women’s Basketball vs. Merchant Marine

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Monday

Gamelan Ensemble

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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!

Blues Student Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

Jazz Vocal Student Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

Kimbilio—In Conversation with Victor LaValle & Emily Raboteau

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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.

Jazz Instrumental Student Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

Winter Dance Performance: Program B

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Men’s Basketball vs. Pratt

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Winter Dance Performance: Program A

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Women’s Basketball vs. Pratt

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Winter Dance Performance: Program B

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Theatre Program Presents: A Bright Room Called Day

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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.

Winter Dance Performance: Program A

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Friday

Theatre Program Presents: A Bright Room Called Day

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

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

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

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

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

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Men’s Basketball vs. Mount Saint Vincent

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Women’s Basketball vs. Mount Saint Vincent

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

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.

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

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.

Wall to Wall Chamber Music Concert

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Sunday

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.

Theatre Program Presents: Rat Park

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

Graduate Programs Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

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

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

Theatre Program Presents: Rat Park

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

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

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

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

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.

Homecoming: Men’s Basketball vs. Merchant Marine

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Theatre Program Presents: Rat Park

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

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

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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.

J. Mae Barizo Craft Talk—Why Words Matter

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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.”

Women’s Basketball vs. Old Westbury

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

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.

sam sax Craft Talk—Written in the Blood

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Monday

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Fall Open Dance Performance

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Theatre Program Presents: You for Me for You

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

Women’s Basketball vs. Cooper Union

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Fall Open Dance Performance

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Friday

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

Campbell Sports Center Pool A/B

Open to the public

/ Friday

Theatre Program Presents: You for Me for You

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

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.

Theatre Program Presents: You for Me for You

Performing Arts Center Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

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

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.

Genetic Counseling Program Application Webinar

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Swimming vs. Mount Saint Mary

Campbell Sports Center Pool A/B

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Graduate Programs Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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.

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

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Monday

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."

Women’s Basketball vs. John Jay

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Theatre Program Presents: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

Men’s Basketball vs. Lehman

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Theatre Program Presents: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

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

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.

Theatre Program Presents: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

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.

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

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

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.

Swimming Sprint Carnival

Campbell Sports Center Pool A/B

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Women’s Volleyball Tri-Match

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Theatre Program Presents: Girl Inside the Mirror

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Friday

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?

Women’s Volleyball vs. CCNY

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

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

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.

Men’s Soccer vs. Yeshiva

Off Campus Tibbetts Brook Park - 355 Midland Avenue, Yonkers

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

You kill more flies with irony than with sledgehammers.

Genetic Counseling Graduate Program Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

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

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.

Theatre Program Presents: Harmless

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

Women’s Volleyball Tri-Match

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

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

Theatre Program Presents: Harmless

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

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

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.

Theatre Program Presents: Harmless

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

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

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

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.

Lincoln Michel Craft Talk—Technologies of the Unreal

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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.

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

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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.

Men’s Soccer vs. Mount Saint Vincent

Off Campus Tibbetts Brook Park - 355 Midland Avenue, Yonkers

Open to the public

/ Sunday

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

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

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

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.

Women’s Tennis vs. Pratt

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Friday

Women’s Volleyball vs. Purchase

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Genetic Counseling Graduate Program Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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.

Men’s Soccer vs. Farmingdale State

Off Campus Tibbetts Brook Park - 355 Midland Avenue, Yonkers

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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.

Graduate Health Advocacy Program Virtual Open House

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

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

Music Tuesday Presents: Shadowland

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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.

Theatre Program Presents: Horse Girls

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

Undergraduate Open House

South Lawn

Open to the public

/ Monday

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.

Theatre Program Presents: Horse Girls

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Sunday

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.

Men’s Soccer vs. St. Joseph’s L.I.

Off Campus Tibbetts Brook Park - 355 Midland Avenue, Yonkers

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Theatre Program Presents: Horse Girls

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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.

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

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

Open to the public

/ Friday

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.

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

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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.

Women’s Soccer vs. Maritime

Off Campus Tibbetts Brook Park - 355 Midland Avenue, Yonkers

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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.

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

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Women’s Soccer vs. Mount Saint Mary

Off Campus Tibbetts Brook Park - 355 Midland Avenue, Yonkers

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Women’s Softball Fall Tournament

Campbell Sports Center Mary LeVine Softball Field

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Men’s Soccer vs. Maritime

Off Campus Bronxville High School - 177 Pondfield Rd.

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Women’s Volleyball vs. Farmingdale State

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

Women’s Tennis vs. Mount Saint Mary

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Monday

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.

Women’s Tennis vs. York

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Women’s Volleyball Tri-Match

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

Graduate Programs Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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.

Women’s Volleyball vs. King’s

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

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

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

Open to the public

/ Friday

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.

Women’s Tennis vs. John Jay

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

“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.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Maritime

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

Genetic Counseling Graduate Program Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

Women’s Soccer vs. Old Westbury

Off Campus Purchase College - 735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

John R. Bohrer Lecture—The Revolution of Robert Kennedy

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

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

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

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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 Programs Information Session—New York City

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

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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:

Marie Howe Craft Talk—Radical Receptivity

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

Women’s Volleyball vs. Baruch

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

Provisional Landscapes Exhibit Opening Reception

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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.

Women’s Tennis vs. Albertus Magnus

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Sunday

Women’s Volleyball Tri-Match

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

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.

Women’s Volleyball vs. New Rochelle

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

Women’s Tennis vs. Lehman

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Friday

Writing Institute Faculty Reading & Fall Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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.

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

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

Open to the public

/ Friday

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.

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

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

Open to the public

/ Friday

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.

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

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.

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

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

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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.

4th Annual Publish and Promote Your Book Conference

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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.

Summer Seminar for Writers—Fiona Maazel & Kevin Young Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

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

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

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.

Summer Seminar for Writers—Alex Gilvarry & Jeffrey McDaniel Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

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

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

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.

Summer Seminar for Writers—Terrance Hayes & Tiphanie Yanique Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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).

Summer Seminar for Writers—Charles Baxter & Marie Howe Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

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.

Summer Seminar for Writers—David Hollander & Susan Wheeler Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

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

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—Melissa Febos & Roger Reeves Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Sunday

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.

Westchester Summer Vocal Institute Presents: An Afternoon of Opera

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Saturday

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

Genetic Counseling Career Day

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

The Writing Institute Presents: 650 | Where Writers Read

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Sunday

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.

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

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

Open to the public

/ Sunday

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.

Art of Teaching Graduate Program Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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:

Theatre Program Presents: Close Up and Personal

Performing Arts Center Film Viewing Room

Open to the public

/ Friday

Are you ready for your close-up?

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

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

  • 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

Night of the Blues

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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

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

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.

Jazz Vocal Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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.

Jazz Instrumental Concert

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Monday

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

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).

Spring Choral Concert

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Sunday