Vice President of Administration Thomas Blum on the Use of Predictive Data Analytics at Sarah Lawrence College
Joshua Brody ’14 Debates Former President Bill Clinton on Welfare Reform, Education Spending, and More
Sarah Lawrence College conferred over 400 degrees in the 88th commencement exercises of the historic college in New York. One hundred twenty-two master’s degrees were bestowed on Thursday, May 19 and 282 Bachelor of Arts degrees on Friday, May 20.
Sarah Lawrence College student Nabila Wirakusumah ’17, studying in Copenhagen through DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia, has won the program’s Design Excellence Award this spring for her work in graphic design.
Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce that Joan H. Marks, pioneering educator in the field of human genetics, will address the graduating students at the College’s Graduate Programs Commencement, taking place Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. Approximately 114 students will receive their master’s degrees from nine programs: Human Genetics, Health Advocacy, Women’s History, Child Development, Art of Teaching, Writing, Theatre, Dance and Dance/Movement Therapy.
Politics Faculty Member Sam Abrams Comments on the Popularity of Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton in The Daily Mail
“Your acting will always be best served when you have more in your arsenal:" Julianna Margulies ‘89 on a Sarah Lawrence Education
Literature Faculty Member Nick Mills on Parallels between the Commencement Speeches of Presidents Obama and Johnson at Howard University
The Intercept Reporter Matthew Cole ’00 Discusses Investigation into Former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince on WNYC/NPR’s The Leonard Lopate Show
Anne Greb, Director of the Graduate Program in Human Genetics, on Increasing Demand for Genetic Counselors on NPR
Fifty high school students from the New York metropolitan area gathered at Sarah Lawrence College for a free day of poetry on Sunday, April 10. Participating schools included a mix of nine public and nine private schools as well as students from two literary organizations that work with youth: Urban Word and the Community Word Project.
Jeannette Ruth Wright Galambos Stone died of natural causes on March 31, 2016, at The Whitney Center in Hamden, Connecticut.
Jeannette was born on July 8, 1917 in Wheaton, Illinois, the fourth child and only daughter of Milton Henry Wright and Zoe Zelle Gearheart. Her family moved to Boston when she was three years old, where her father worked for the LaSalle Extension School of the University of Chicago. When her family returned to Illinois, her brothers and dog “Skipper” rode in a “tin lizzie”, and six-year-old Jeannette rode in a Pan Am touring car with her parents. This voyage of 900 miles took two weeks in those days. Jeannette spent the rest of her childhood in Lake Bluff, Illinois, two blocks from Lake Michigan, where she rode her bike, played in a large gang of neighbor kids, and learned to play music by ear on the family piano. At age 16, she entered Oberlin College in Ohio and graduated in 1939 with a dual degree in music and biology.
The New York Times Covers the Inaugural Sarah Awards Ceremony, Celebrating the Best in Audio Fiction
Psychology Faculty Member Adam Brown Discusses New PTSD Treatment Research on Academic Minute via Inside Higher Ed
Celebrated dancer John Jasperse ’85 has been selected to lead the College's renowned dance program in which he studied, beginning in fall 2016. Jasperse will take the reins from beloved teacher and acclaimed dancer Sara Rudner, who has held the post for 17 years.
Sarah Lawrence will offer seven summer programs including intensive workshops in film and musical theater and creative writing for high school students and adults.
A colloquium exploring the complex evolution and multifaceted nature of Islam will be held at Sarah Lawrence College on April 8. The colloquium brings together speakers whose work addresses the multiplicity of lived human experiences and practices of Muslims, past and present. The all-day event on the College’s campus in southern Westchester is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Art History Faculty Member Jerrilynn Dodds on Unfinished Works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on NPR
How to Soar Like Gabby Douglas: Personal Essay by Writing Faculty Member Rachel Eliza Griffiths on the Influence of Black Female Athletes
Noon Day Sun by Theatre Faculty Member Cassandra Medley to Premiere March 3 at Sarah Lawrence College
Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce a new opportunity for families of prospective students to lock-in tuition at current rates through the school's new membership in Private College 529 Plan, a pre-paid tuition program owned by more than 280 colleges and universities.
Holly Robinson Peete ’86: Philanthropist, Hollywood Actor, Singer, and Sarah Lawrence College Graduate
A Conversation on Black Intellectualism Between History Faculty Member Komozi Woodard and Aisha Becker-Burrowes ‘14
Reasons Why Students Must Interview Their Professors, According to Literature Faculty Member Nick Mills
Rebels by Accident, Young Adult Novel by Pat Dunn, Director of The Writing Institute, Receives Honorable Mention
“Magic Squares” Painting Series by Laurel Sparks on Display at Sarah Lawrence College from January 26
The Barbara Walters Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College presents "Magic Squares," a painting series by Laurel Sparks. The exhibit will be open from January 26 to March 13 at the gallery in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center, 915 Kimball Avenue. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, January 26 at 5:30 p.m. with a corresponding artist lecture on February 16 at 4 p.m. also in the Barbara Walters Gallery.
American Dance Institute Executive Director Adrienne Willis ’01 Discusses Institute’s Expansion and Move to NY with The New York Times
Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce the Michele Tolela Myers Graduate Fellowship in Writing. The $500,000 endowed fund, provided by a grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, will support one first-year and one second-year MFA Fellow annually.
A research study examining the mental health profiles and risk factors associated with the psychological functioning of human rights advocates working around the world reveals elevated levels of PTSD and depression. The paper, “Mental Health Functioning in the Human Rights Field: Findings from an International Internet-Based Survey,” published today in PLOS ONE suggests that the field of human rights would benefit from further empirical research in this area, as well as more education and training programs in the workplace in order to enhance the resilience of many human rights advocates.
Literature Faculty Member Nick Mills Discusses Speeches by Presidents Obama and Kennedy in Article for The Daily Beast
The New York Times Dubs Writing Faculty Member Garth Risk Hallberg "the Literary Wunderkind of 2015"
On November 7, more than 90 juniors and seniors participated in Your Liberal Arts Connections, a daylong conference on campus that gave students the opportunity to network with alumni professionals from a variety of industries.
Parker Hagmaier '19 Named Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Men's Divisions II-III Honorable Mention
Money Magazine Lists Sarah Lawrence as One of “Five Colleges That Give Students a Big Earnings Boost”
Heliana Higbie ’07 has been named the City of Yonkers’ new Director of Sustainability.
Three members of The Writing Institute's extended community will have books published in the coming months.
Complementing the spectacular photographs of Jordan Matter, on exhibit at the Hudson River Museum, are dance performances organized by Sarah Lawrence music faculty member and composer John Yannelli and his wife LeAnn Yannelli, an alumna of the College's MFA program in dance. Many of the performers involve area Sarah Lawrence dance alumni, and some are set to music by Yannelli and several of his recent students.
Culture, conversation, books, arts, and the desire for lifelong learning unite the Friends of the Sarah Lawrence College Library, a group of local residents seeking to expand membership in the 40-year-old organization.
Efforts to improve the conditions of the Hudson and Saw Mill rivers have received a boost this fall with the opening of the environmental sciences laboratory and field station at the Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak. Real-time river monitoring equipment and a lab outfitted for the study of urban ecosystems equip the center.
The PEN American Center has announced that poetry faculty member Tina Chang has been chosen as a judge for its 2016 PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry.
"Arabic Movie," a documentary that looks back at an old Friday afternoon ritual, when Israeli families of all backgrounds would gather to watch the week’s “Egyptian Movie” on Israel’s official TV station, will be screened as part of the Other Israel Film Festival, in the Donnelley Film Theatre, Heimbold Visual Arts Center on Monday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.
“Making Israel Home: Reflections on Israeli and Cultural and Social Diversity” will be presented by the Sarah Lawrence College Friends of the Library on Friday, November 13. Featuring Sarah Lawrence College history professor, Matthew Ellis, Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, the program will engage participants in a discussion about the historical roots of Israel’s cultural and social diversity—and what this perspective might contribute to possible solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
As a way of better understanding current issues as they relate to schools, curriculums and society, Sarah Lawrence College is offering a series of contemporary films and documentaries that are free and open to the public.
The film series, which starts in November and runs four Thursdays through April 2016, begins at 6 p.m. and takes place in the Esther Raushenbush Library. The series is sponsored by Sarah Lawrence College’s Art of Teaching Program and the Child Development Institute.
For those interested in better comprehending the myriad of issues related to End of Life care and communicating them accordingly, Sarah Lawrence College is offering a half-day workshop, entitled Narrating the End of Life: Narrative Practice, Historical Context and Critical Skills to Improve End of Life Care. The workshop will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Sarah Lawrence College. To register or to learn more about this and other programs, click here.
Sarah Lawrence College has announced the launch of “The Campaign for Sarah Lawrence | Ahead of the Curve.” With $101 million in donations to date, the prestigious liberal arts college, known for its pioneering approach to education, its rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and its vibrant, successful alumni, is embarking on the public phase of a $200 million comprehensive fundraising campaign.
Award winning actress and Sarah Lawrence alumna Tovah Feldshuh has donated a fund to the College to allow undergraduate and graduate students to attend performances of live professional theatre, including Broadway, off-Broadway, opera and ballet. The acclaimed actress, of Broadway, film, and television fame, singer, and playwright endowed the Tovah Feldshuh Broadway Ticket Fund in honor of her parents, Sidney and Lillian Feldshuh.
Sarah Lawrence College’s Dance/Movement Therapy Program has been approved by the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) becoming the seventh graduate education program in the country to offer a master’s degree in the field.
Mary Haviland, Esq, executive director of the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, will deliver the annual Margaret Keller lecture at the College at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in the Heimbold Donnelley Theater, 915 Kimball Avenue. The evening will begin with a reception at 5 p.m. and conclude with a Q&A.
Sarah Lawrence College program leads timely webinar on having Medicare pay for end of life discussions
In an effort to inform health care professionals and the public of the importance of having Medicare pay for discussions about end of life issues, Sarah Lawrence College’s End of Life Care program led a national seminar on the issue.
Dean of Graduate Studies Judith Babbitts announced that Mary Hebron has been named Director of the Art of Teaching Program.
Sarah Lawrence College Writing Center director Carol Zoref is the recipient of the AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) 2015 Prize for the Novel, an award given for “excellent new book-length works,” for her first novel, Barren Island.
Rebecca O. Johnson named Associate Program Director of Graduate and Professional Studies for the End of Life Care Program
Dean of Graduate Studies Judith Babbitts announced that Health Advocacy Program faculty member Rebecca O. Johnson has been named Associate Program Director of Graduate and Professional Studies for the End of Life Care program. The College’s new End of Life Care program aims to address the need for information, tools, and analysis for health care professionals, caregivers, and the general public to create new perspectives in medical care. The End of Life Care Program closely aligns with recommendations from the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Approaching Death.
Philanthropist Cate Muther ’69, founder and president of the Three Guineas Fund, and acclaimed photographer Susan Meiselas ’70 have teamed up to bring the voices of incarcerated artists to an exhibition of their work at the Brooklyn Museum, bringing presence to their absence.
Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce the launch of the John and Penny Barr Poetry Reading Series. Award-winning poet Joshua Mehigan, a graduate of the College’s MFA program in writing, will open the series on September 30 at 7 p.m. in the Donnelley Lecture Hall, Heimbold Visual Arts Center, 915 Kimball Avenue, Bronxville, New York. The reading is free and open to the public.
Recognizing the growing importance of diversity within the institution, as well as issues related to student health and wellness, Sarah Lawrence College has established a new senior administrative position. Filling the new post will be Allen Green, who for the past 16 years has served the College as dean of studies and student life. In his new role he will continue to serve as chief diversity officer, chair of a College diversity committee, and Title IX coordinator. He will also ensure compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and other equal opportunity laws.
Faculty Marek Fuchs, Linwood Lewis in The Wall Street Journal on the hard work of teaching middle schoolers
Community scientists in Westchester County have launched a new effort to understand contamination in the Saw Mill River, which runs from Chappaqua, emptying into the Hudson in downtown Yonkers. The Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB), the Yonkers Paddling & Rowing Club (YPRC), both located on the banks of the Hudson River in Yonkers, and Riverkeeper, New York’s clean water advocate based in Ossining, are leading the effort, with the support of many other organizations and individuals, including Groundwork Hudson Valley, which conducted water quality monitoring studies from 2008-2012.
Economics faculty member contributes to UN Research Institute project on financing for social development
Economics faculty member Jamee K. Moudud’s research note on the political economy of taxation, social, and labor policies in Argentina and Chile was recently chosen among other policy notes and think pieces as part of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development’s (UNRISD) “The Road to Addis and Beyond: Financing for Social Development” series.
Great writers sometimes make great teachers, and E.L. Doctorow, who died on July 21, was a treasured member of the writing faculty at Sarah Lawrence College from 1971 to 1983.
City of Yonkers and Sarah Lawrence College reach agreement to play school’s men’s and women’s soccer games in Yonkers
A revolution in creative audio content has been fueled with the launch of The Sarahs—the Sarah Lawrence International Audio Fiction Awards, a competition designed to raise aural storytelling to new heights of creativity and popularity.
Sarah Lawrence College will be a smoke-free campus as of August 1. Joining a growing number of colleges in New York State and around the country that are prohibiting smoking on campus, the new policy is intended to safeguard the health of students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
The foundation of the late art collector and Sarah Lawrence College alumna, Mary Griggs Burke, is donating $5 million to the College for endowed scholarships, President Karen R. Lawrence announced today.
Time Magazine includes 1986 address as one of 10 “timeless pieces of advice from Commencement addresses”
Sarah Lawrence College today conferred more than 500 degrees in the 87th commencement exercises of the historic college in Bronxville, New York. One hundred sixty-nine master’s degrees were bestowed on Thursday, May 21 and 334 Bachelor of Arts degrees on Friday, May 22.
Laura Green Zeilinger ‘95 appointed director of Washington, D.C. Department of Human Services: Washington Post
Variety names Sarah Lawrence’s filmmaking, screenwriting, and media arts program one of the world's best
Sibyl Kempson, theatre faculty, part of “new guard of women in experimental theatre:” The New Yorker
Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, will address the master’s degree candidates at the 2015 Graduate Commencement on Thursday, May 21 at 4 p.m. on the College’s South Lawn.
Politics faculty member Samuel Abrams featured in Washington Post opinion piece about role scandals play in presidential elections
Playwright, director, and producer Roxy MtJoy '12 named new artistic director of Little Lake Theater
Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Metropolitan Museum of Art recipients of historic collections of Japanese art from estate of renowned art collector Mary Griggs Burke '38
Alumna Barbara Walters' $15 million gift to Sarah Lawrence recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education
Polymath Agamemnon Otero ‘01 recognized in The Guardian for his efforts to bring renewable energy to London
Sarah Lawrence College announced today that prominent alumna Barbara Walters, noted broadcast journalist and author, together with her charitable trust have made a gift of $15 million to establish The Barbara Walters Campus Center on the historic College’s 44-acre campus just north of New York City in Westchester County.
Literature faculty members Nick Mills and Fred Smoler offer disparate takes on the film, American Sniper
Sarah Lawrence comedy group heads to nation's largest intercollegiate comedy improv tournament after regional win
Alice Walker ‘65 has been recognized by Social Work Degree Guide as one of the 30 most influential social workers alive today.
Geography faculty member Joshua Muldavin offers his thoughts on American involvement with forced evictions in China in Rolling Stone
Martha Stahl ‘97, president and chief executive of Planned Parenthood of Montana, discusses the rewards and challenges of her role with The Billings Gazette
Decades-long love story featuring Helen Bryan Garland ‘47 and her husband, writer Joe Garland, chronicled in The Boston Globe
Literature faculty member Nick Mills raises questions about assisted suicide for Alzheimer’s patients in an opinion piece for The Daily Beast
Three genetic counseling students at Sarah Lawrence College have been selected as recipients of the 2014 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Student Research Project award for their Capstone project which addresses the need for genetic counselors to improve their knowledge and skills in the area of LGBT cultural competency.
Two mini-courses, “The Anatomy of Catastrophes and Black Swan Events: Warnings Ignored or Misperceived” and “Music and Metaphysical Impulse,” will be offered Wednesday, January 14 through Friday, January 16.
Journalist Katie Couric responds to question from women’s history and film faculty member Kathryn Hearst
Sarah Lawrence College and Seoul Arts Institute students and faculty create technology assisted theatrical event
A collaboration between American puppet artist and Sarah Lawrence College faculty member Tom Lee, his students at Sarah Lawrence College, the students of the Seoul Arts Institute in Seoul, South Korea, and CultureHub at La MaMa present a special work-in-progress showing of The Return on Tuesday, December 9 at 8:30 p.m.
STEEL, written and directed by Jessica Adler ’14, is the recipient of the East Region Directors Guild of America Student Film Jury Award.
Ann Patchett '85 is this year's recipient of the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award given by the Tulsa Library Trust.
Dean Jerrilynn Dodds is leading a group of alumni, parents, and friends on a tour of Havana, Cuba.
A new study, being conducted by Adam D. Brown, PhD and Kim T. Ferguson, PhD, psychologists at Sarah Lawrence, aims to examine whether families that know more about the events that took place in each other’s lives during deployment will exhibit better psychological and behavioral wellbeing. Based on findings from studies of non-military families, that the researchers reviewed extensively, Brown and Ferguson say that although efforts are being made to address the psychological challenges facing military families there is a major gap in understanding how families talk to each other about the time that they were separated. Like other programs aimed at teaching skills to ease the transition to civilian life, Brown and Ferguson believe their data will inform the development of programs to help guide family conversations around this issue. It is their hope that the findings of this study will shed light on how certain ways of discussing deployment can ease the transition from combat to civilian life and strengthen the entire military family.
Life Sentences, a film with an unusual perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, will be screened as part of the 8th Annual Other Israel Film Festival on Sunday, November 9 at 4 p.m. in the Donnelley Film Theatre of the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. The film, directed by Nurit Kedar and Yaron Shani will be screened in Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles, followed by a Q&A session. This event is free and open to the public.
The Alwan Arab Music Ensemble, featuring a broad range of Arab, Middle Eastern, and Western music will perform on November 13 at 5 p.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.
Zen Arts and Culture Week comes to Sarah Lawrence College October 22 through 28, 2014.
Kirkus Reviews selects writing faculty member Brian Morton’s Florence Gordon as a finalist in its first annual book competition
Two students in Sarah Lawrence College’s Human Genetics Graduate Program have received an award from the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) for a project that will address the lack of ethnic and racial diversity in the field. Kara Anstett of Yonkers and Sharon Chen of Port Washington presented their project in a plenary session to the 3,000 attendees at the 2014 national conference of the NSGC in New Orleans in September.
Sarah Lawrence College has recently received two important grants – one to build on curricular work in the area of arts and technology and the other to set the stage for new scholarship about the civil rights movement.
Sarah Lawrence College has been recognized for overall performance in fundraising efforts by the CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education), the association of college and university advancement, alumni relations and communications and marketing professionals.
Tablet Magazine praises alumnus and writing faculty member Brian Morton’s new book, Florence Gordon (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), as being “deliciously sharp and deeply sympathetic.”