Shirley Tilghman, Princeton University’s 19th president and professor of molecular biology, addressed the graduates of Sarah Lawrence College on Friday, May 23rd at 10 a.m. Over 400 undergraduate and graduate program candidates received their degrees.
Sarah Lawrence College Theatre department and Health Advocacy Program presents a staged reading of the musical A New Brain, Wednesday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Frances Ann Cannon Workshop Theatre of the Performing Arts Center. The play, directed by Theatre graduate student SuzAnne Wilson, is the semi-autobiographical story of playwright and composer William Finn, the Tony award winning composer/lyrist of Falsettos. The story centers around a frustrated composer who discovers that he has a brain disorder and must choose between his health and his work.
Three students at Sarah Lawrence College are the recipients of prestigious academic awards. A Harry S. Truman Scholarship was awarded to Kristen Kuriga, a Sarah Lawrence junior. Kathryn Barush, a senior, has been awarded the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, and junior Erin Condit-Bergren has received the Morris K. Udall Scholarship for the 2003-2004 academic year.
Sarah Lawrence College will host a Puppetry Festival at the college on May 5th and 6th at 6 p.m. in the Workshop Theatre of the Performing Arts Center. The festival will feature performances by the college’s two puppetry classes, Puppet Central Workshop and Advanced Puppetry. Students in both classes study with one of puppetry’s most renowned artists and 2002 Guggenheim Fellow, Dan Hurlin.
The Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Program presents Springboard ‘03, April 21–26 at the Zipper Theatre, 336 West 37th Street in Manhattan (between 8th and 9th Avenues.) Sponsored by the College’s Theatre Program, Springboard is an exciting annual opportunity for students, faculty and alumnae/i to see new work and connect with old friends.
Every Thursday at 8 p.m. the A*Space Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College, a student-run art center, opens a new exhibit of students work. One of the most popular scenes at Sarah Lawrence, the success of A*Space is a product of both the enthusiasm of the students running the space and the support of the college community.
Nearly everyone is looking for information and insight into current affairs these days; the best place to turn may be one's alma mater.
Celebrating African American History Month, Youth Theatre Interactions, a Yonkers- based group of theatre companies for young people, ages 9–19, will perform four original one-act plays at the Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre at Sarah Lawrence College on Friday, February 28 at 7 p.m. Also performing is YTI’s African Dance and Drum Ensemble. The program is free and open to the public.
Sarah Lawrence College’s Students for Student Scholarship Fund (SSSF) presents its annual fund raising auction to be held Friday, February 21, 8 p.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall. Students, faculty, staff, alumnae/i and neighbors will compete with their checkbooks for donated items ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime at this year’s rock n’ roll themed event, “The SSSF’s Rockin’ Auction.” The SSSF is believed to be the oldest student-initiated scholarship fund in the U.S.
Some of the entertainment industry’s veterans—and rising stars—are joining forces on Monday, February 10 to help their alma mater, Sarah Lawrence College in New York, kick off a capital fund raising campaign dedicated to ensuring the future of “education in the singular.” Showcasing clips of their work and talking with mistress of ceremonies, Jane Alexander, about the difference the College has made in their lives, twenty writers, directors, producers and actors will do their best to convince fellow alumnae/i, from throughout southern California, that they should give generously to the College that focuses on the individual through small classes and close contact with faculty.
Sarah Lawrence College celebrates Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day with The Fifth Annual Women’s History Conference, “Sisters In Struggle: Honoring Women Veterans of the Modern Civil Rights Movement,” Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8, 2003. The conference is organized by the Women’s History Graduate Program.
College lifestyle can be conducive to detrimental sleep habits. Accepted as a cultural norm of college, students are frequently unaware that their aliments can be attributed to the harmful effects of poor sleeping. Health Services at Sarah Lawrence College will address this common problem on Monday, January 27 at 8:30 p.m with a fun filled approach to delivering the facts.
An exhibit by abstract artist Paul Greco of Yonkers, "Alternate Visions," will be shown at the Esther Raushenbush Library Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers from January 20 until February 28. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, January 26 from 2 to 4 p.m.. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
"Intelligence and the Contemporary World" and "Words and Music" are the themes of two mini-courses to be held over three days, January 15–17, at Sarah Lawrence College. The mini-courses are sponsored by the Friends of The Esther Raushenbush Library and are free to members. Membership, at a cost of $45 annually for a single individual and $60 for a couple, is available at the time of registration. For more information about becoming a Friend of the Library or the two mini-courses, please call 914 395-2472.
Activists, artists, and performers will stage a rally on Saturday November 23 to raise awareness of the degrading images of women in mainstream hip-hop music and popular culture. The rally, entitled, ‘Video Hoes, Chicken-Heads, and B*tches: Revolution Within the Revolution of Hip-Hop,’ will take place at Sarah Lawrence College from 2 to 7p.m and is open to the public.
The Film History faculty at Sarah Lawrence College will present a one-day symposium on French filmmaker Robert Bresson, to be held at the College on Friday December 13, beginning at 9:45 a.m. in the Film Viewing Room of the Performing Arts Center. The symposium will include a film presentation and papers presented by scholars of Bresson and French cinema.
An exhibit by Leslie Lew of Chappaqua, "The Way We Were," will be shown at the Esther Raushenbush Library Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers November 3-30. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, November 3 from 2 to 5 p.m.. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
The internationally acclaimed Cygnus Ensemble will perform at Sarah Lawrence College, on Wednesday, December 4 at 8 p.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall. The Cygnus Ensemble is one of New York City's most innovative and exciting new music chamber groups. They are in residence at the College throughout the 2002-2003 academic year.
The Social Science Faculty and the Office of the Dean of Sarah Lawrence College have organized a series of five panel discussions entitled The United States, Iraq and the World: Perspectives on the ‘War on Terrorism.’ The programs are free and open to the public.
The Sarah Lawrence College Orchestra, conducted by Martin Goldray, will perform Minimalist masterpieces for chamber orchestra and soloists in a concert titled "Less is (Sometimes) More" on Tuesday, November 19 in Reisinger Concert Hall at Sarah Lawrence College.
The Aviva Players, a group that performs chamber music and songs by women, will showcase pieces composed by women composers from Sarah Lawrence College in Reisinger Concert Hall at the College on Sunday, November 3 at 4 p.m. Celebrated artist Meredith Monk, an alumna of the College, will perform, as will soprano Eddye Pierce Young, a member of the faculty. A short question and answer panel discussion with the composers and the musicologist Dorothy Indenbaum will follow the concert. Admission is $10, and $8 for students with identification and senior citizens. For more information, please call (914) 395-2411.
Two Sarah Lawrence College faculty members, Drew Cressman and Karen Rader, have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Grants. Cressman's grant will be used to study a cellular protein crucial in the regulation of the human immune response. Rader's award will fund research exploring the historical relationship between academic and public understandings of science. Both awards will strengthen the study of science at the College.
Sarah Lawrence College is offering a range of liberal arts seminars and public events on topics of health and illness during the month of October. Titled "October College 2002," the month-long series, is dedicated to helping people develop new knowledge in order gain a broader understanding of issues that concern them.
The internationally acclaimed Cygnus Ensemble, one of New York City's most innovative and exciting new music chamber groups, will be in residence at Sarah Lawrence College throughout the 2002-2003 academic year.
"The Cygnus Ensemble continues in our long tradition of inviting resident ensembles and guest artists to bring unique and oftentimes cutting-edge perspectives to music and culture at the College," says Chester Biscardi, director of the Sarah Lawrence's music program.
This year, 21 students from Yonkers high schools have won scholarships to attend the Summer High School Writers' Workshop at Sarah Lawrence College, July 8-12, in an expanded scholarship program funded by the Greater New York Chapter of the Fulbright Association. For the second successive year, a competition was mounted by the Fulbright Association, a member organization of former Fulbright students, teachers and scholars, to encourage student writing on topics of international concern.
Tom Roderick will give the Thomas H. Wright Lecture titled "Keeping the Faith: Teaching and Social Responsibility in Challenging Times" as part of the 2002 Empowering Teachers Program at the Child Development Institute, Sarah Lawrence College. The lecture will take place on Monday, July 8 in Reisinger Concert Hall at 11:30 a.m., and is free and open to the public.
July 26 is the anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act. While the l2 year old law has done much to advance the position of disabled people in society, there is much to be done to shape the way we think about the rights of the individual in terms of justice and equality.
The four recipients of this year's Sarah Lawrence College Alumnae/i Citation for Achievement have all followed a path of public service, their contributions to society making a difference in countless lives. They will be honored at a luncheon during the College's 2002 reunion on Saturday, June 8.