Alumna Barbara Walters addressed the Sarah Lawrence class of 2001 giving advice, not just her own, but that of some of the luminaries she has interviewed over the course of nearly 40 years as one of the most acclaimed journalists in history, to inspire the graduates of her alma mater.
Dana Reitz, the first Viola Farber Artist in Residence at Sarah Lawrence College, performed "Some Chamber Pieces" on May 14 culminating her semester here. She demonstrated her use of a light palette while she danced - degrees of light, emanating from above her, from behind, at angles or from the sides; shadows appearing, disappearing; her figure, ethereal in translucent white, fading in and out, suddenly there, just as quickly ceded to the darkness.
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Dancer/choreographer Dana Reitz, the Viola Farber Artist in Residence at Sarah Lawrence College performed "Some Chamber Pieces," work she has developed here, on May 14 in the Bessie Schoenberg Dance Studio in the College's Performing Arts Center. (See "Dancing with Light").
The completion of the human genome sequencing launches a new era in genetic medicine. With the decoding of the letters that make up the recipe of human life an opportunity now exists for scientists to discover new cures for cancer, heart disease, drug addiction, neurological disorders and mental illness. In this brave new world of medicine, the human genetics counselor will play an increasingly important role as patients and doctors struggle with the impact of these exciting new breakthroughs. The Human Genetics Program at Sarah Lawrence College the oldest and largest training program for genetic counselors in the United States, is well positioned to take on this challenge.
Puppet Central, a one-week intensive workshop will be held for the first time at Sarah Lawrence College, nationally renowned for its undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts. Presented by the College's theatre program, the workshop will be held June 24-29. Dan Hurlin, award winning performer and visual designer and a faculty member in the College's theatre and dance programs, will lead the workshop.
The artist Robert Rauschenberg has established the Viola Farber Artists in Residence Program in Dance at Sarah Lawrence College in memory of the influential and much admired teacher and dance program director who inspired many during her career. A renowned dancer and choreographer, Farber taught at Sarah Lawrence from 1987 until her death in 1998. Beginning this semester the College is hosting a series of artists who will pursue their own work while interacting with students and the larger college community. Dana Reitz, an acclaimed dance artist who works with light and movement is the first Viola Farber Artist in Residence.
The great grandson of composer Richard Wagner, Dr. Gottfried Wagner, and a survivor of the Holocaust, Dr. Yehuda Nir, will hold a dialogue to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day at Sarah Lawrence College on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 5:30 p.m. in Titsworth Lecture Hall. The theme of their presentation will be "Richard Wagner's Presence in Israel," a topic of controversy in Israel and Jewish communities around the world. The program is free and open to the public. For more information please call (914) 395-2411.
A play about landmines developed in the Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Program has begun an international tour to raise awareness of the ongoing devastation and displacement caused by landmines around the world, and to raise money for victim assistance. A Gala performance of “Watch Your Step” will be held at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street in Manhattan, on March 19 at 8 p.m. All funds raised will be used to support the tour of the play.
Artwork by the Students of Kris Phillips' print-making class will exhibit their work in Bates Gallery from March 12-31. All are welcome. A Reception will be held on Wednesday, March 14 at from 5–7 p.m. Photographs of a few of the prints in the exhibit follow.
The annual Students for Student Scholarships Auction will be held at Sarah Lawrence College on Friday, February 16 at 8:30 p.m. in Reisinger Hall. The student organizers have gathered an eclectic assortment of items from friends and alumnae/i of the college that will be auctioned off to raise money for scholarships. The theme of the auction is the decade of the 70s and the hall will be filled with disco music and period decorations. The public is cordially invited to join the fun! For more information please call (914) 395-2411.
Sarah Lawrence College will hold its Sixth Annual International Film Festival on Monday, March 5 – Sunday, March 11. The theme of this year’s festival is environmentally sound films. According to Eduardo Lago, member of the Spanish faculty and director of the festival, "If there is one issue that should truly bring people of all cultures together, it is the survival of our planet and its varied inhabitants. The 19 films in the festival approach environmental issues in as many ways." These films explore environments as diverse as the Mongolian landscape, mining communities, land development in Africa and Chilean forests – even outer space.
Activists, academics and students will gather at Sarah Lawrence College to exchange their latest ideas and experiences regarding the activism of recent women immigrants during the College’s Third Annual Women’s History Month Conference. This interdisciplinary conference, entitled On the Front Lines: Women’s Activism in New Immigrant Communities, will take place on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3.
Numerous events mark Black History Month at Sarah Lawrence College. Faculty, staff and students have scheduled lectures, performances and exhibits to commemorate the influence of African Americans in the United States.
A concert of new and improvised music titled Fibonacci will be held at Sarah Lawrence College on February 8, at 9 p.m. in Reisinger Hall. The Concert carries the name of an early 13th Century mathematician in an effort to draw attention to the hidden patterns that can be found within spontaneously created music, and to develop new audiences for the new sounds.
Children in Yonkers will be born healthy, and will be nurtured and supported by their families and the community so that they maintain good health, are prepared to learn, and achieve their full developmental potential. This vision for Yonkers' families received a boost with the launching of the Yonkers Early Childhood Data Book 2000. The 190-page book chock-full of facts, charts, graphs and personal anecdotes provides background about Yonkers, and uses quantitative and qualitative data to examine the well-being of young children and their families.
Sarah Lawrence College is soliciting work for the second annual experimental film and video festival to be held April 12-14, 2001. Cash prizes will be awarded in three categories – small (5 minute maximum length), medium (up to 20 minutes) and large (over 20 minutes in length.)
The world premiere of A Mass for a New Millennium, composed by faculty member John Yannelli, will be presented in a concert by the Sarah Lawrence College Chorus, Chamber Choir and Orchestra in a Concert for the New Millennium at 4 p.m. on December 12 in Reisinger Concert Hall. The concert, which will feature the new mass sung in Latin and English, is free and open to the public. For information or directions, please call (914) 395-2411.
Two Sarah Lawrence students have put their creativity to work writing and producing a theatre piece on the issue of land mines, something they say has never been attempted before. "Watch Your Step" premiered in the Frances Ann Cannon Workshop Theatre at the College this past weekend. The production is a project of the Vietnam Veterans Foundation of America, co-founder of the 1997 Nobel Prize winning land mine campaign.
Calling the standards movement in education "a form of technological and intellectual fascism," Herbert Kohl, internationally renowned authority on education, will address the movement and how he believes it is harming children's ability to become creative and imaginative learners. In a lecture titled "Standards and Assessment vs. The Magic of Childhood," Kohl will speak to an audience at Sarah Lawrence College on Friday, December 3, at 4 p.m. in Reisinger Hall. The lecture, which is sponsored by The Sarah Lawrence College Child Development Institute, is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and may be made by calling (914) 395-2412.
Janet Malcolm, the author of The Crime of Sheila McGough, The Journalist and the Murderer and The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes will read on Wednesday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Reisinger Hall. As a reporter, Malcolm has written numerous articles and essays for The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books. She received much attention for the well-publicized suit against her by psychotherapist Jeffrey Masson over her profile of him in The New Yorker more than 10 years ago.
On Sunday, November 19th, Richard Hell came to do a spoken word performance at the coffeehaus at Sarah Lawrence. Richard's fame began back in the mid-to-late 1970's as one of the St. Mark's Poetry Project staples, along with the likes of Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Tom Verlaine and Jim Carroll. Richard and Tom Verlaine left to form their band The Neon Boys, soon to become Television. After his short stint with Television, Richard and some former New York Dolls members formed The Heartbreakers (Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan) before Richard formed his own band, Richard Hell and The Voidoids. This band (Voidoids) recorded the anthemic "Blank Generation," making Richard Hell's place in punk history indelible. Credited with everything from the look of punk, to part of the inception of the genre itself, Richard has a hard time escaping the imprint of his past.
Staughton Lynd, labor lawyer, historian and activist, will speak on Tuesday, November 14 at 3:30 p.m. in Titsworth Lecture Hall about the educational legacy of his mother, Helen Merrell Lynd who helped shape the unique educational philosophy and pedagogy of Sarah Lawrence College, teaching here from 1928 until 1964. Helen Lynd was among the most innovative sociologists of the twentieth century, co-authoring with her husband, Robert Lynd, the pioneering works Middletown and Middletown in Transition.
The Fall Fashion Show unfolded in an air of warmth and beauty transforming Reisinger Hall into a softly lit runway. White fabric screens displayed the names of the six designers in turn, as models brought into the light the original designs of the six Sarah Lawrence students participating in the show.
Sarah Lawrence College celebrated the unveiling of the Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre in their Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 3. The former Studio Theatre has just undergone extensive renovations funded by a $1 million contribution made by Suzanne Wright, a member of the Board of Trustees and her husband, General Electric Vice Chairman and NBC President and CEO, Bob Wright.
Sarah Lawrence College Orchestra will present a concert of pastoral music as its first concert of the year on Tuesday, November 14th at 8 p.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall. Conceived and conducted by Martin Goldray, the concert will feature works by Handel, Haydn, Rossini and Samuel Barber. The orchestra will be joined by the Sarah Lawrence College Chamber Choir and by soprano soloist and recent graduate Tyler Azleton.
Beloved music faculty member emeritus, Stanley Lock, died on October 8, at the age of 80. Lock taught music at the College from 1949 to 1991.
Chloe Allen, daughter of Paulette Allen, David Macdonald and Michael Allen of San Francisco, and a senior at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y., is the recipient of a scholarship from the Presser Foundation, awarded annually to an outstanding music student at Sarah Lawrence. The award was presented to Ms. Allen earlier this month.
Four of independent music's brightest talents, , , and , will share the stage as part of the Indiegrrl National Tour. began as a forum to discuss independent music from a female perspective and has grown into the nation's largest network of independent female artists, with its own independent record label.
The Jazz Poets Society Performs
Friday, September 22, 10 p.m. in Reisinger Hall
Cool horns, thick beats, jazz poetry. A group of artists who fuse spoken word with live music, the Jazz Poets Society has been called the "new voice of urban music culture." The JPS trademark is the unique flow of words over jazz flavored funk, organic hip-hop and lounge music.
Dorianne Laux, Campbell Corner Winners, Jessica Yu, Raymond Patterson, Eduardo Galeano, and Michael Cunningham to read at SLC this semester as part of the Fall Reading Series.
Sarah Lawrence College will expand its commitment to the teaching of East Asia with a grant from The Henry Luce Foundation. The Luce Fund for Asian Studies will support a commitment by the College to strengthen its Asian studies offerings as part of a broad strategy to expand the international dimension of the curriculum.
Seven first and second year students traveled to Nicaragua in May to participate in Sarah Lawrence's international service learning trip. For two weeks they lived in urban and rural communities and learned about the country's political and economic history and present situation. With the help of ProNica, a Quaker organization based in Managua they took part in social change and organic agricultural projects and women's cooperatives.
Sarah Lawrence College was named as the liberal arts College of the Year in the 2000 edition of The Best College for You, a co-publication of TIME magazine and The Princeton Review.
Harriet K. Cuffaro, Ed.D., a leader in the field of early childhood progressive education, will speak on educational standards in a democratic society at Sarah Lawerence College on Monday, July 10, 2000 at 11:30 a.m. The lecture, sponsored by the College's Child Development Institute, is free and open to the public. For more information and reservations please call (914) 395-2412.
Harold Aks, emeritus member of the Sarah Lawrence faculty, who taught music and directed the College's chorus and chamber choir from 1954-1992, died on June 30. 2000.