Sarah Lawrence College's 71st commencement took place on Friday, May 19, 2000 at 10 a.m. The Bachelor of Arts degree was awarded to 279 undergraduate students and 120 graduate students received the Master's Degree. Dr. W. Ian Lipkin, a 1974 graduate of the college, a physician and molecular neurobiologist addressed the graduating class.
This year marks Sarah Lawrence College's 71st commencement. A total of 279 Bachelor of Arts degrees were awarded to undergraduate students and 120 graduate students received their Master's Degrees. Sarah Lawrence welcomed back alumnus Dr. W. Ian Lipkin, internationally renowned neurobiologist and expert in pathogen discovery, as commencement speaker.
Sarah Lawrence College announced major gifts to the College to date in the current fiscal 1999-2000 year:
The 41st Annual Sarah Lawrence College Kids Fair will take place Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Westlands lawn of the college campus. The event is open to the public. For more information or directions, please call (914) 395-2411. Please note that this is a fair weather event.
What happens when a work of fiction is transformed into a film? What's lost? What's gained? Award winning writers Russell Banks ("The Sweet Hereafter"), Valerie Martin ("Mary Reilly"), Rick Moody ("The Ice Storm"), and producer E. Paige Simpson ("Leaving Los Vegas") will discuss those issues on Saturday, April 29 at 4 p.m. in Reisinger Hall on the Sarah Lawrence College Campus.
Sarah Lawrence College will recognize Holocaust Memorial Day this year with a program that focuses on the aftermath of the Nazi destruction. The program, titled "After the War," will take place Tuesday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Titsworth Lecture Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or directions, please call (914) 295-2411.
The Sarah Lawrence College Orchestra, in collaboration with the dance and drama departments, will perform a fully staged presentation of Stravinsky’s L’histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale, written in 1918) on Tuesday, April 25 at 8 p.m. in Reisinger Hall on the College campus. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or directions, please call (914) 395-2411.
"Dairy projects are usually inequitable, nutritionally questionable, and risky for health," states Robert Goodland, Ph.D., of the World Bank, who will take part in a dialogue with David Pimentel, Ph.D., a Professor of Ecology and Agricultural Sciences at Cornell University on the topic of "Environment, Food, and the Future" on Tuesday, April 25 at Sarah Lawrence College.
Robert Desjarlais, faculty member in anthropology at Sarah Lawrence College, has won a 2000 Guggenheim Fellowship, a prestigious award given by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to artists, scholars and scientists. This year’s 182 winners were selected from 2900 applicants.
MusicFirst!, Sarah Lawrence College’s annual spring music festival, takes place April 16 through May 9. All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information or directions, please call (914) 395-2411.
All events take place in the Film Viewing Room of the Performing Arts Center
Thursday March 30th
Filmmaker Vanessa Renwick, from Portland, Oregon, will be discussing experimental film and her own work.
Awards will be presented for winning films shown tonight
The president of Sarah Lawrence College and the vice rector of the University of Havana today took the first step to establishing one of first formal exchange programs between academic institutions in Cuba and the U.S.
The scramble is on to respond to the easy access to knowledge and financial opportunities that computers can provide. Earlier this year the U.S. Department of Education reported that distance education programs had almost doubled in the past three years. Every week another college, university or private individual seeks to establish online education whether for-profit like Michael Milken's online University, Unext, or Michael Saylor's new non-profit on-line University whose motto is “free education for everyone on earth, forever.”
Winners of this year’s Sarah Lawrence College Concerto Competition will step out in front of the orchestra on Sunday, March 5 at 4 p.m in a special concert featuring each of the five students in solo performances. The annual competition is sponsored by the College’s Music Program.
Vera Wang, fashion designer to the stars and America’s brides and Ruth Abram, founder and president of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum received alumnae/i citations for achievement at the College on March 2. The honor is given to those whose work embodies the values and ideals of the College’s distinctive brand of education; education that encourages creativity, risk-taking and the pursuit of passion in one’s work. William Rubin, faculty member from 1952 to 1967, a leading scholar of modernism, received the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters at the celebratory event.
All films are shown in the Film Viewing Room in the Charles DeCarlo Performing Arts Center.
For more information about the festival call the Office of College Events at (914) 395-2411.
Sponsored by the Student Senate, the Office of the Dean, The Foreign Languages Departments and the Esther Raushenbush Library.
The acclaimed Ensemble Galilei will perform a program of ancient and Celtic Music on Sunday, February 20 at 4 p.m. in Reisinger Hall on the Sarah Lawrence campus. Tickets are $10; $8 for senior citizens. Reservations are not required. For more information or directions, please call (914) 395-2411.
The Health Advocacy graduate master’s program of Sarah Lawrence College has been awarded a $50,000 grant by Pfizer, Inc. to do research in a special area of health literacy. The study, “Health Literacy And End Of Life Decisions: Consumer Understanding Of Advance Directives,” seeks to understand why so few adults have executed “advance directives,” such as living wills or health care proxies.
Vision Warrior, a powerful and dramatic lecture-presentation by actor Scot Anthony Robinson that strikes at the heart of substance abuse, will take place on Wednesday, February 2 at 7 p.m. in Reisinger Hall on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Events include performances by Dance Theater of Harlem and the Columbia Gospel Choir
Annlynn Miller, internationally acclaimed pianist of Viennese classics, will perform works by Schumann, Schnittke and Beethoven with Ulrich Schmid, cellist, on Sunday, January 23, 2000 at 4 p.m. in Reisinger Hall at Sarah Lawrence College.
Bari-Ellen Roberts, the lead plaintiff in the landmark racial discrimination lawsuit against Texaco, will share her research on the case on Tuesday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Titsworth Lecture Hall on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Noted ecologist William Rees delivered the inaugural lecture of the Barbara B. and Bertram J. Cohn Professorship of Environmental Studies at Sarah Lawrence College on Wednesday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m. in Titsworth Lecture Hall. Dr. Laura Westra, inaugural holder of the new professorship at Sarah Lawrence introduced Dr. Rees. His talk, titled "The Myth of Sustainability," addressed public policy implications of global environmental trends and the necessary ecological conditions for sustainable development.
Eleanor Smeal, president of The Feminist Majority Foundation, spoke at the College about the challenges and restrictions women face around the world in a lecture, titled "Beyond Boundaries: Feminists Worldwide Fighting the Backlash," on Monday, November 15. The event was co-sponsored by the Women's History Graduate Program and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Two of Erik Satie's most important and amusing works will be performed as a 133rd birthday tribute to the early 20th century French composer by the Sarah Lawrence College Orchestra. The mixed media event will take place on Sunday, November 14, 1999 with a lecture and slide show at 3 p.m. and concert and film beginning at 4 p.m. in Reisinger Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information please call (914) 395-2411.
The Sarah Lawrence College Writing Program will hold a celebration honoring the life and work of acclaimed author Grace Paley, who taught writing at Sarah Lawrence for many years, on Wednesday, November 10th at 8 p.m. in Reisinger Hall.
Parents Weekend schedule: Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6. Call 395-2575 for more information.
Who should care about how and why mice are used in scientific research? What are the practical, political and ethical issues behind the creation and use of laboratory mice? What lessons can we learn for future relationships between science and society from the use of mice in biomedical research? Karen Rader, Sarah Lawrence Faculty member and first holder of the Marilyn Simpson Chair in Science, Technology and Society, will explore these questions in a lecture titled "The Mouse's Tale: Standardized Animals in the Culture and Practice of Technoscience."
The New York New Music Ensemble, one of the world's premiere twentieth-century music groups, begins a performing and teaching residency at Sarah Lawrence College this year. Their first concert will be held October 24, 1999 at 4 p.m. in Reisinger Hall. Tickets are $10; $8 for senior citizens. Reservations are not required. For more information or directions, please call (914) 395-2411.
A recent graduate of Westchester Community College's Early Childhood Program, Maura Clancy of Katonah, NY, is the second recipient of a special scholarship awarded by Sarah Lawrence College to a promising graduate of the two-year institution. Ms. Clancy is pursuing a BA from the college's Bachelor of Arts Program for Adults. She will continue in Sarah Lawrence's Art of Teaching graduate program in elementary education.
No sooner have classes gotten underway than creativity begins to percolate on campus. Student organized poetry slams are expected to be de regueur this year and the inaugural slam (9/9/99 at 9) led off the year with a raucous start. More than 100 students crowded Titsworth Lecture Hall to cheer on Marty McConnell***, a first year grad student, to first place, Arisa White '01 to a close second, and Ilana Weissman '00 to third place.
The Art of the String Quartet, a Sarah Lawrence College music course will be open to the public to audit, free of charge. Beginning September 15 and continuing throughout the year when school is in session, the course takes place on Wednesdays from 12:30 - 1:30 in Reisinger Hall.
Avant-garde choreographer and performer Sara Rudner has been appointed to head the dance program at Sarah Lawrence College. Known as an inventive choreographer and eloquent dancer, Rudner follows in the footsteps of Viola Farber and Bessie Schoenberg to head the dance program at the liberal arts college that has educated acclaimed dancers Meredith Monk and John Jasperse among others.