The last weeks of school are a tumultuous time, work bleeds into sleep — sleep bleeds into daylight. The night becomes the platform upon which we work, producing intellectual landscapes — dreamscapes that eventually fall to earth, no longer a dream, but an exposition. As usual, this semester, my conference work came together, though gracefully, at the last moment. I spent the last three weeks in my room with my lap-top-thankfully I was not alone. Beside me were three friends, three more lap-tops, and dozens of books. Eventually, over the course of two weeks, between the four of us we produced over one hundred pages of material, meticulously well crafted, of course. My room became our war-room-this was truly conference work.
John J. Lipuma is a Vice President of Sales for an advertising technology company in Manhattan. John earned his MFA in Creative Writing Fiction from Sarah Lawrence as a part-time student over a three year period. He published his first book in July 2001, a short story collection entitled "Jubilee & Other Stories" published by the First Books Library. His most recent work, a non-fiction piece entitled "A Letter To Jackie" appears in FOR THE GATHERING, a Sarah Lawrence College commemorative tribute to the events of 9/11.
Internationally acclaimed broadcast journalist Barbara Walters announced today that she has donated $1million to Sarah Lawrence College to support a permanent public exhibition gallery in the soon-to-be constructed Monika A. and Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. Visual Arts Center.
Irving Goldman, an anthropologist whose preoccupation with understanding systems of thought from the viewpoints of the peoples who produced them yielded some of the field's most influential insights into religion and status, passed away after a period of declining health on Sunday, April 7th. He was 90.
Students, faculty and alumnae/i of Sarah Lawrence College will present a series of new play readings and projects in "Springboard 2002," an annual, weeklong theatre festival held in New York City. The performances will run from Monday April 15th through Sunday April 21st at Cap 21 Stage, 15 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor, Manhattan. All performances are free and open to the public.
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and best selling author, Anna Quindlen, will be the speaker for Sarah Lawrence College's 73rd Commencement on May 24 at 10 a.m. A highly regarded social critic, Quindlen will address the 281 candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree and 134 candidates for Master's degrees.
Sarah Lawrence College will break ground on May 23 for a new 60,000 square foot visual arts center, representing a new vision for the way the visual arts are taught. Designed by Susan Rodriguez of , the building will provide the national liberal arts college — renowned for the integration of the performing and creative arts into its academically rigorous curriculum — with a building that can meet the increasing and changing demands for studies in the visual arts and visual culture at Sarah Lawrence.
Dan Hurlin, a member of the Sarah Lawrence College theatre faculty, has won a prestigious 2002 Guggenheim fellowship to choreograph a dramatic puppet piece to premiere at the Dance Theatre Workshop in 2004.
The Sarah Lawrence College Orchestra's final concert will explore the influence of jazz on some of the most important twentieth century classical composers. The concert will take place on Tuesday, April 30 in Reisinger Concert Hall at 8 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
Sarah Lawrence College senior Teodora Ana Mihai has won a prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study Rrom (Gypsy) Identity in the 21st Century. Mihai's Fellowship will take her to Hungary, Germany, France, Spain, Argentina and India.
On April 27th, Sarah Lawrence College will host "," a cross-disciplinary event on the theme of police violence. For an entire day, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., artists and human rights activists will come together to address this issue of world-wide concern. In presentations and performances, through installations, poetry, graffiti, web-based art, posters, films and live music, they will express a wide range of views, reflecting multiple approaches and backgrounds.
Come celebrate the tradition of nurturing new artists at SLC during this week-long informal look at new plays, Performance pieces, reconstructions, musical and dance pieces
Founder and Executive Director of the Global Children's Organization, Judith Jenya, will speak on volunteering, planning and activism, on Thursday, April 4th at 5:30 p.m. in the Library Pillow Room. The talk is supported by the Sarah Lawrence College Global Studies faculty, and the Offices of Community Partnerships and Service Learning, and Student Affairs. The International Relations Committee of The League of Women Voters is co-sponsoring the talk which is free and open to the public.
This Spring's orchestral concert, "Graduating Seniors from the Sarah Lawrence College Orchestra Present Special Projects," will showcase accomplished student composers and performers. The concert will take place on Tuesday, March 12 at 8 p.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall and is free and open to the public.
Sarah Lawrence College has announced a new $75 million fundraising campaign: "The Sarah Lawrence Difference: Preserve it. Enrich it." A kick-off event will be held March 6 at the Manhattan home of College trustee Ann Tenenbaum and her husband Thomas Lee. A series of small events, taking place over the next few months, will extend the campaign launch to other locations around the country.
Please take a moment to read these helpful guidelines for Sarah Lawrence’s 73rd annual Commencement. If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to contact the Office of College Events at (914) 395-2412. We look forward to seeing you on May 24
Sarah Lawrence College faculty, students and alumnae of the graduate program in Health Advocacy recently returned from a study visit to Cuba where they learned about health care in a country where, they say, the health of the country's citizens is one of two domestic priorities.
Suzanne M. Murphy is Sarah Lawrence College’s new vice president for college resources. Murphy comes to the small liberal arts college for men and women from Marymount Manhattan College. As chief fundraiser for Marymount Manhattan since 1995, Murphy served there most recently as vice president of external affairs and enrollment services, having held various other positions since 1987. Murphy will lead Sarah Lawrence College in a new $75 million capital campaign to be completed by 2004.
An exhibition of Sarah Lawrence College alumna Dorothy Handelman's photographic work will trace thirty-one years of her development as a photographer. Fascinated by photography as a teenager, Handelman continued to work in the medium during her time at Sarah Lawrence and from graduation has worked as a professional photographer, capturing a variety of images and themes. The exhibition will run from February 2nd until March 3rd in the Esther Raushenbush Library. For more information and library hours please call (914) 395-2470.
Dr. Roger A. Hart, Professor in the Ph.D. Psychology Program of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, will speak on "Children on the Cultural Front Line: The Challenging Vision of Children As Active Citizens," on Friday, December 7 at 4 p.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall. Coming out of eight years of work with UNICEF and the Save the Children Alliance, Hart will address the importance of children's voices in community development in the United States and the developing world.
Sarah Lawrence College hosted a conference on race and identity October 12-13, 2001, which brought together prominent African American psychologists. The conference, Race and Identity: Perspectives on American Society, was designed to clarify what we know about race and to assess its impact on American culture as well as the psychological make-up of American citizens. The conference honored the work of Kenneth Clark whose research on the development of self-consciousness and racial identification in Negro children played a crucial role in the Supreme Court's landmark 1954 decision Brown v. Board of Education. Dr. Clark was awarded an honorary doctorate by the College.
Program for the Kenneth Clark conference.
Professor Kenneth Clark is one of America's towering figures in the social sciences. He rose to prominence in 1946 when, in the best Lewinian tradition of action-research, he founded the legendary Northside Child Development Center in Harlem. His work at the center led him to become the NAACP's psychological expert, a role that allowed him to argue convincingly that segregation was harmful to the self-image of people of African descent. His research was cited by the Supreme Court in justification of its landmark decision Brown v. Board of Education (1954) to desegregate American public schools.
Winners of the third Annual Campbell Corner Poetry and Essay Contest have been announced at Sarah Lawrence College. Campbell Corner is named after the late Joseph Campbell, mythologist and Sarah Lawrence faculty member, and celebrates the alliance of poetry and philosophy.
Sarah Lawrence College has been awarded an $800,000 grant from The Mellon Foundation to support new faculty appointments in the humanities and social sciences over the next five years.
Sarah Lawrence College hosted a conference on race and identity October 12-13, 2001, which brought together prominent African American psychologists. The conference, Race and Identity: Perspectives on American Society, was designed to clarify what we know about race and to assess its impact on American culture as well as the psychological make-up of American citizens.
Teachers from the New York Metropolitan area will participate in the College’s Child Development Institute's 13th Annual Empowering Teachers Summer Institute "Pathways to Literacy: Non-Standardized Approaches to the Enhancement and Assessment of Literacy across the Curriculum," July 9-13. The institute will focus on the 'art of teaching,' helping educators learn the skills they need to teach literacy while providing avenues for teaching with creativity.
Ten students from 5 Yonkers high schools have won scholarships to attend the Summer High School Writers' Workshop at Sarah Lawrence College, July 5-13. The competition was mounted by the Greater New York Chapter of the Fulbright Association, a membership organization of former Fulbright students, teachers and scholars, to encourage student writing on topics of international concern.
Sarah Lawrence College has selected the New York City based architectural firm of Polshek Partnership, best known for the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the recent design for the Clinton Library in Little Rock, AK, to design a new visual arts center.
Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers and The Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale have initiated a partnership to bring college courses to the elderly who live at the Home. The program has received initial funding from the United Hospital Fund.
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.
Billy Collins, a member of the College's graduate writing faculty, has been named the nation's next Poet Laureate. James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress announced the appointment for the one-year post, which begins in the fall.
During the 2001 Reunion, the College awarded Alumnae/i Achievement Citations to three graduates who reflect the range and diversity of Sarah Lawrence interests. They are Holly Solomon '55, director of the Holly Solomon Gallery in New York City; Rahm Emanuel '81, a finance director who served in the Clinton administration; and Debra Zane '83, an award-winning casting director.
The Porrath Foundation for Patient Advocacy, a recently established foundation based in Los Angeles, California, dedicated to helping cancer patients navigate the maze of cancer related medical and personal issues, has made its first scholarship awards to Sarah Lawrence College. An annual $10,000 fellowship will support students in the College's graduate program in Health Advocacy who pursue careers on behalf of cancer patients.