John Jasperse ’85 honored at 2014 New York Dance and Performance Awards

Within Between, a performance piece by John Jasperse ’85, has been honored at the 2014 New York Dance and Performance Awards, as reported in The New York Times. These awards, commonly referred to as the "Bessies," are named for the legendary artist Bessie Schönberg, who directed the Sarah Lawrence College dance program for many years.Read more...

Zen Week at SLC celebrates Buddhist tradition

Zen Arts and Culture Week comes to Sarah Lawrence College October 22 through 28, 2014.Read more...

National conference to reexamine value and role of liberal arts in our increasingly unequal society

A group of leading scholars, policy-makers, and activists from around the country will convene for a major conference November 14 – 15 to discuss how liberal arts institutions should respond to in­creased inequality in the United States. Sarah Lawrence College, known as one of the country’s most progressive institutions of higher education, will host the interdisciplinary conference.Read more...

Faculty member Claudia Salazar wins prestigious Latin American literary prize

El Pais notes that Spanish faculty member Claudia Salazar is this year's winner of the “Premio de las Americas,” a prestigious literary prize awarded in Latin America, for her novel La sangre de la aurora.Read more...

Health Advocacy Program graduate Amy Lifson to lead in-home assisted-living program

Health Advocacy Program graduate Amy Lifson MA ‘12 has been named director of an in-home assisted-living program for those requiring care, according to North Jersey.Read more...

Kirkus Reviews selects writing faculty member Brian Morton’s Florence Gordon as a finalist in its first annual book competition

The New York Times reports that writing faculty member Brian Morton’s new book, Florence Gordon, has been selected as a finalist in literary journal Kirkus Reviews’ first annual book competition for fiction. The book was also reviewed on NPR's Fresh Air.Read more...


Starting From Scratch

Sarah Lawrence magazine
Fall 2013

Lost and FoundHas anyone truly started from scratch, other than our cave-dwelling ancestors, perhaps? Every creative endeavor, fledgling business, or personal transformation is built on what came before. But some take the pieces—received ideas, failed experiments, raw materials— and transform them into something unmistakably new. Here we present five remarkable examples of invention and reinvention from the SLC community.

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