Writing faculty member Marie Howe was interviewed on (All Things Considered) on May 15 to talk about the former U.S. poet laureate Stanley Kunitz, who died at the age of 100.
John Powers, Science Technology and Society faculty, was recently quoted in a story about Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit.
Sarah Lawrence College celebrated its student athletes at its annual awards banquet held in the Campbell Sports Center on May 8.
Fredric Smoler, member of the Literature faculty, is a contributing editor of American Heritage magazine, and has these recent articles featured in the publication:
Theatre faculty member Cassandra Medley’s play "Relativity," running through May 14 at Ensemble Studio Theater in Manhattan, was reviewed in The New York Times on May 5. Reviewer Neil Genzlinger wrote: "Ensemble Studio Theater's First Light Festival, featuring plays that explore issues raised by science and technology, is always guaranteed to send audiences out with plenty to think about. "Relativity," the main offering this year, is no exception, and the production offers dandy fringe benefits to go along with the heady science: two dazzling performances and two especially dazzling scenes.
Acclaimed author Ann Patchett is the speaker for Sarah Lawrence College’s 77th Commencement taking place on Westlands lawn on May 19 at 10 a.m. She will address the 296 graduating seniors, 137 graduate students receiving their master’s degrees, and their families.
Sarah Lawrence College faculty members have won significant awards and honors this spring. Judith Rodenbeck, art history faculty, has been named editor-in-chief of Art Journal, Cynthia Lin, visual arts faculty, a Guggenheim Fellow, Joshua Muldavin, geography, an Abe Fellow, and Fawaz Gerges, history faculty, has been named a Carnegie Scholar.
Sarah Lawrence College students have distinguished themselves this spring with several prestigious awards and honors in a variety of fields:
Robin Winters and the "Theater Of Objects" class is pleased to announce that on Thursday, May 4 at 6:00 p.m. in the Donnelley Film Theater of the Heimbold Visual Arts Center there will be a source presentation and talk by Todd Oldham entitled "Things I Love."
Senior Dana Frasz was recently honored by the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless for her work with Empty Bellies, an organization she developed to help combat hunger. An article on this recognition recently appeared in the Bangor Daily News.
Sarah Lawrence student Sarah Merchlewitz is a community columnist for her hometown paper, the Winona (Minn.) Daily News. The junior has written about her experience studying abroad during spring semester, about life on campus, and about how her college experiences have helped her gain insight. Her takes a look at water as a precious, and endangered, natural resource. An is also available at the paper's site.
A photographic exhibit of natural objects and artificial forms that are evocative of the Victorian era, Capturing the Moment: Photographs by Lee MacCormick Edwards, is on exhibit at the gallery of the Esther Raushenbush library at Sarah Lawrence College from May 1 through May 25.
Sarah Lawrence will welcome widely known disability rights lawyer, activist and Syracuse University professor Michael Schwartz on Wednesday, May 3. His address, “Disability, Advocacy, Education, and Going Beyond the Law", will take place from 4–5 p.m. in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center and is open to the public. A reception will follow from 5–6 p.m., also in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center.
Human Genetics graduate students Devki Saraiya and Mara Van Etten, along with Human Genetics faculty member Dr. Siobhan Dolan, appeared on WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show to discuss their trip to New Orleans to assist in identifying victims of Hurricane Katrina. An is available on WNYC's Web site.
Nicolaus Mills, member of the Literature faculty, shares his views on immigration in a Los Angeles Times op-ed entitled, .
Eduardo Lago, member of the Spanish faculty, has been receiving quite a bit of media attention for his first novel, Llámame Brooklyn (Call Me Brooklyn).
National Public Radio presents the Music From Copland House ensemble in “An NPR Evening with Copland House“ on Tuesday, April 11 at 8 p.m.. The concert will be taped before a live audience in Reisinger Concert Hall at Sarah Lawrence College. Co-produced by the European Broadcasting Union, the concert will be broadcast to over 50 countries as part of Euroradio’s Concerts from Composers’ Homes series. It will be the only broadcasting from America.
Thyra Briggs, Dean of Enrollment, was interviewed for an on college applications.
Dr. Sonia Nieto will deliver the Sarah Lawrence College Child Development Institute’s 2006 Longfellow Lecture “Teaching as Political Work: Courageous and Caring Teachers” on Friday, April 28 at 4:30 p.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. For reservations and additional information please call 914-395-2412.
Sarah Lawrence College's Third Annual Poetry Festival will be held on the College's campus April 21-23. The weekend-long festival features both daytime and evening readings by 16 of the finest poets writing today. Sarah Lawrence student poets will read during sessions shared with guest poets, showcasing innovative student work. The festival is free and open to the public. Following is the schedule and bios for the visiting poets. For additional information, please call 914-395-2412.
An opinion piece by Amanda Rivkin '06 arguing for the teaching of Russian and Eastern European studies appeared in the March 24, 2006 issue of the .
The impact on society of our growing scientific knowledge about genetics is the subject of a one-day conference, “Advocacy & Genetics: Arenas of Engagement,” to be held at Sarah Lawrence College on March 31. This second annual Health Advocacy Conference is sponsored by the graduate programs in and and the College’s Health, Science and Society faculty group, and will feature scientists and social scientists who are grappling with the consequences of advancements in the field of genetics.
National Public Radio celebrates American music with the acclaimed Music From Copland House ensemble in "An NPR Evening with Copland House" on Tuesday, April 11 at 8 p.m.. The concert will be taped before a live audience, and will take place at Reisinger Concert Hall at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville.
Sarah Lawrence College will host the Tournées festival of contemporary French cinema Tuesday and Thursday evenings from March 30 through April 13. Organized by Malcolm Turvey of the film history faculty, the films will be introduced by film and art historians.
Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce that the College’s graduate Program in Human Genetics, the first of its kind in the nation to educate genetic counselors, will be named for its longtime director (1972-1998), Joan H. Marks, considered to be the mother of the field.
The Friends of the Sarah Lawrence College Library will celebrate their 30th anniversary on April 7 at 8 p.m. with readings by alumna Joanne Woodward, writing faculty member Melvin Bukiet, and poet Thomas Lux, as well as tributes to Hyman Kleinman, the College’s “literary ambassador” who marks 20 years with the Friends, and Eleanor Edelman, founding president of the group. The evening’s events are free and open to the public. For additional information, please call 914-395-2412.
The Graduate Program in Women’s History at Sarah Lawrence College will host its Eighth Annual Women's History Conference on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 on the College’s campus. The conference, which this year is titled “Dangerous Desires: Queer Politics in the New Millennium,” is free and open to public. For additional information on the conference, please call 914-395-2411.
An anonymous donor has made a gift of $1,000,000 to Sarah Lawrence College to establish an endowed fund for two scholarships in the Art of Teaching Program in honor of, and to be named for, sociology professor and Associate Dean of Studies Regina Arnold.
The Students for Students Scholarship Fund (SSSF) at Sarah Lawrence College will host its annual auction on March 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall. Sarah Lawrence College's annual SSSF auction is believed to be the oldest student-run scholarship fund in the nation, dating back to 1958. The public is welcome to attend and participate. All proceeds will benefit the Students for Students Scholarship Fund. For additional information, please call 914-395-2411.
Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of drawings and paintings by Ginna Triplett in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center’s Barbara Walters Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information please call (914) 395 2355 or .
Sarah Lawrence College mourns the loss of Regina Arnold, associate dean of studies and longtime sociology faculty member, who died on Thursday, February 16.
Sarah Lawrence College presents its annual Concert Series this winter with a variety of performances and lectures. Each of the Winter Concert Series events is open to the public without a need for reservations and is held in Reisinger Concert Hall at the Charles DeCarlo Performing Arts Center. Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $10 for regular dmission, $8 for individuals 55 and over or students with current ID. For additional information, please call 914-395-2411.
Performance artist and writer Guillermo Gómez-Peña will exhibit his piece "The Mexorcist: Facing Down Demons and Raising Hell" at Sarah Lawrence College. Gómez-Peña’s performance, which is open to the public, will be held in the College’s Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 16. For additional information, please call 914-395-2411.
Fawaz Gerges, holder of the The Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, shares his knowledge of international affairs with the news media.
From Protests to Recent Elections, Islamists Hold Sway
ABC News Inernational
Yale Global Online
Christian Science Monitor
Council on Foreign Relations
Ryan Hinrichs, member of the Chemistry faculty, shares his opinion on the topic of climate change policy in a letter to the editor of The New York Times.
Letter to the Editor
The New York Times
Sarah Lawrence College faculty member Eduardo Lago has been presented with Spain’s oldest and most prestigious literary award, the Premio Nadal, by the Spanish publishing house Ediciones Destino in recognition of his first novel, Llámame Brooklyn, or "Call me Brooklyn". Lago is the recipient of the 62nd annual Premio Nadal, which is traditionally awarded during a celebration in Barcelona on the Day of Kings.
Sarah Lawrence College faculty member Joshua Muldavin will be the guest speaker at a public forum at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 13 in the Reisinger Concert Hall on the campus. The presentation, "From Rural Transformation to Global Integration: the Real Story About China's Rise to Superpower and its Environmental and Social Impacts Throughout the World," is free and open to the public.
A group of Sarah Lawrence students, faculty and administrators spent part of their Winter break volunteering in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Their experiences were in the Christian Science Monitor.
Sarah Lawrence College religion faculty member Glenn Dynner has drawn together a panel to explore issues of Black-Jewish Relations in America. Looking back at years of cooperation during the Civil Rights era, as well as various artistic affinities and collaborations, the panel will also discuss tensions between the two groups, specifically examining the highly publicized incident that occurred in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in recent years. One of the panelists, the Rev. Herbert Daughtry, was a central figure in that episode and will speak about his experience.
Sarah Lawrence’s annual Spring Reading Series will run from February through April as the College presents several prominent authors of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, as well as alumnae/i fiction writers who will share their work in events that are free and open to the public. Each of the readings, hosted by the College’s , will be held in the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Film Theatre in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center and will begin at 6:30 p.m. For additional information, please call 914-395-2411.
Congratulations to J.J. Abrams ’88 on his recent Golden Globe Award for Lost. The show, which Abrams co-created and co-executive produces, was named Best Television Series—Drama. This success comes on the heels of two recent Emmy Awards—in September Abrams was named Outstanding Director for a Drama Series and Lost was crowned Outstanding Drama Series at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards.
Events in January will include a focus on African-American history. An exhibit of photographs of women in continental Africa and Africans in the diaspora in the gallery of the Esther Raushenbush Library begins on January 15. On Wednesday, January 18, a staged documentary “Voices: Those Who Wore the Shoe,” based on slave narratives culled from 1934-1941 Federal Writer's Project interviews will be presented; a talk entitled Alterity: The African Griotte will be given by Dr. Fayemi, a practicing pathologist, in conjunction with the exhibit of his photographs on January 24 from 2–4 p.m. in the library's pillow room; and on Monday, January 30, a panel will explore Black-Jewish Relations in America.
, The Henry R. Luce Junior Professor for East Asian Cultural/Human Geography, shares his knowledge of international affairs with the news media.
United Press International
International Herald Tribune
New York Times
International Herald Tribune
* This recording furnished courtesy of BBC World Service. ©2005 BBC World Service, all rights reserved.
Students from Sarah Lawrence College will spend part of their winter break in New Orleans doing community organizing and clean-up work. Along with faculty member, Dean Hubbard, holder of the Joanne Woodward Chair in Public Policy, Daphne Dumas, Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs, another staff member and an alumna, the group will work with the organization to help implement a plan to pressure for the right of return and a residents' voice in rebuilding the city by forming a network of survivors in New Orleans and the Diaspora.
The Friends of the Library at Sarah Lawrence College will sponsor a series of mini courses during the month of January led by two of the College’s faculty members. The courses will meet in the Marshall Field Building on January 11, 12 and 13. Each series of courses is open to the public for the cost of a one-year membership to the Friends of the Library, $45 for an individual, $65 for a couple. For additional information, please call 914-395-2471.
The president of Sarah Lawrence College, Michele Tolela Myers, will retire from her position at the end of the academic year 2006-2007. She will have headed the small, coeducational, liberal arts college known nationally for its distinctive approach to teaching, for nine years.
Sarah Lawrence College celebrates the graduation of students who have recently completed the work for their degrees. December Commencement will be held at the President’s House from 6–8 p.m. on December 14th with a reception and informal ceremony.
The Music Program presents this semester's Interensemble Concert on Wednesday, November 30 in Reisinger Concert Hall at 8:00 p.m. The concert will highlight the music of Mauro Bagella, Bernardino Beggio, Michele Biasutti, Dinu Ghezzo, Robert Rowe, Serena Tamburini and John Yannelli. The concert is free and open to the public. For additional information, please call 914-395-2411.
Nineteen aspiring writers from Yonkers high schools—along with their teachers—will be recognized for their participation in a program that fosters writing about diversity, conflict resolution and global issues, at a November 17th ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Donnelley Lecture Hall at Sarah Lawrence College. The students won scholarships to a high school writers workshop at the College in July.
Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of sculpture and installation by John Drury entitled "Floodline" in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center’s Barbara Walters Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information please call (914) 395-2355 or .
A cast of 24 Sarah Lawrence students will perform in a staging of Promenade, produced by the College’s Theatre Program. The musical will run on December 8, 9, and 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre. Each performance is free and open to the public but seating is limited. For more information and reservations please call 914-395-2411.
, a new documentary to be aired over public television stations, will premiere at Sarah Lawrence College on Friday, November 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall. The program is free and open to the public, and will include a panel discussion with educators featured in the documentary, members of the College’s Child Development Institute’s faculty who served as experts and the producer. For more information, please call 914-395-2411.
Award-winning choreographer Neil Greenberg is developing a new composition this fall with the assistance of dance students at Sarah Lawrence College. Greenberg is the Viola Farber Artist-in-Residence at the liberal arts college known for its conservatory-level performing arts programs. His semester at Sarah Lawrence is co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts through the National College Choreography Initiative.
Sarah Lawrence’s annual Fall Reading Series will run from October through December as the College presents three prominent authors—Jonathan Lethem, Alicia Ostriker, and Mary Karr—and four alumnae/i poets sharing their work in events that are free and open to the public. Each of the four readings, hosted by the College’s Graduate Writing Program, will be held in the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Film Theatre in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center and will begin at 6:30 p.m. For additional information, please call 914-395-2411.
Celeste Zappala, a co-founder of Gold Star Families for Peace, will speak at Sarah Lawrence College on Thursday, November 10th at 6 p.m. in the College’s Esther Raushenbush Library as part of the Women’s History Lecture Series. Zappala’s lecture, “An Unanticipated Journey,” in which she will discuss the loss of her son, Sgt. Sherwood Baker, to the War in Iraq, is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 914-395-2411.
Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by P. Duke Riley in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center’s Barbara Walters Gallery. Riley will exhibit a series of drawings and sculpture from October 18-November 18. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, October 18th from 5 - 8 p.m. For more information, please call (914) 395-2355 or e-mail .
Sarah Lawrence's annual Adda Bozeman lecture will feature William Shawcross, an internationally renowned writer and broadcaster, in a talk entitled, "After Saddam: A View from Europe," on November 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Titsworth Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please cal 914-395-2411.
The 21st New York Dance and Performance Awards, also known as the Bessies after renowned composition teacher and former Sarah Lawrence dance program director Bessie Schönberg, were presented recently at the Joyce Theater. Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce that two alumnae/i and one Artist-in-Residence were honored at this year’s Awards.
Israeli author and journalist Meir Shalev will visit Sarah Lawrence to present a lecture on storytelling entitled "My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner." The lecture, on November 2nd at 8:00 p.m. in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center, is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 914-395-2411.
Aaron Mushengyezi, a Ford Foundation International Fellow from Uganda, will deliver a lecture at Sarah Lawrence College on Thursday, Sept. 29. The event is open to the public and will be held in Titsworth Lecture Hall at 5:30 p.m. For additional information, please call 914-395-2411.
An exhibit titled “Listening in Color” will display paintings by Joelle Sander in the Esther Raushenbush Library at Sarah Lawrence College from Oct. 1st through Nov. 28th.
A group of Sarah Lawrence students will participate in a protest in Washington, D.C. on September 24th to oppose the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.
Sarah Lawrence was well-represented at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards. Alumnus JJ Abrams '88 won the Outstanding Director for a Drama Series Emmy and his show Lost was crowned Outstanding Drama Series. Alumna Jane Alexander '61 took home the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie for her performance in HBO's Warm Springs. She was joined in that category by fellow alumna Joanne Woodward '90, who was nominated for her role in HBO's Empire Falls (in related news, Paul Newman, husband of Joanne Woodward and a past SLC parent, received an Emmy for his work in Empire Falls). Jill Clayburgh '66 was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her appearance on Nip/Tuck.
The Sarah Lawrence College Friends of the Library will feature a seven-week series of classes entitled “The Myth of Orpheus in Film and Drama” led by literature faculty member emeritus Hyman Kleinman. Beginning Monday, September 26 at 1:30 p.m. and continuing for seven weeks, Professor Kleinman will examine four films and two plays. The classes are free to members of the Friends of the Library. For more information about membership please call (914) 395 2472.
Sarah Lawrence College will host the Manhattan String Quartet performing “The Complete Quartets” by Dmitri Shostakovich. Composed between 1938 and 1974, the complete 15 string quartet cycle will be performed in four concerts in the College’s Reisinger Concert Hall on two consecutive evenings, Wednesday and Thursday, September 28th and 29th, at 5 and 8 p.m. For additional information please call 914-395-2411.
Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Barney Kulok in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center’s Barbara Walters Gallery. Kulok will exhibit a series of photographs and a video installation done in collaboration with artist Sebastion Bear-McClard. The exhibit and artist’s lecture are free and open to the public. For more information please call (914) 395-2355 or .
Sarah Lawrence College will host a panel discussion titled “What Next? Bush, Katrina, Iraq and America’s Political Future” on Tuesday, September 20th at 1:30 p.m. in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. The discussion will feature Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Frances Fitzgerald and Sarah Lawrence faculty members Fawaz Gerges and Nicolaus Mills.
Todd A. Wilson joined Sarah Lawrence College on Sept. 6th as director of communications. Wilson comes to Sarah Lawrence from Colorado Springs, Colo., and brings 25 years of experience in public relations and institutional marketing.
Dr. Tricia Rose, a scholar who explores the relationship between race and culture, will speak to the Sarah Lawrence College and neighboring communities on September 2nd in Reisinger Concert Hall at 8 p.m. Her talk, entitled Cultural Exchanges and Social Justice in the 21st Century, will focus on the links between sexism, new forms of racism and class exploitation. She will address the potential she sees for social justice in U.S. society.
Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce that two members of the Class of 2009, Deanna Schanz of the Bryn Mawr section of Yonkers and Marie Floro of Mile Square Road, have been designated “Yonkers Scholars.” Both are recent graduates of Yonkers High School, where they were students in the International Baccalaureate Programme and both participated in the Sarah Lawrence–Fulbright Association (New York Chapter) Youth Mentoring Initiative two summers ago.
The at Sarah Lawrence College opens its doors this year with a dozen new offerings for aspiring and accomplished writers. Continuing its tradition of offering non-credit courses in fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry for beginning writers and those seeking more advanced level courses, the Writing Institute is popular with area residents seeking to hone their skills and develop their imaginations.
Aldina Vazao Kennedy is no stranger to good storytelling. "My mother is a wonderful storyteller, as was her father. That’s how they entertained themselves at night in the pre-television era," she said.
Sarah Lawrence College and The Untermyer Performing Arts Council (UPAC) will present a performance of the Chinese Dance Company of New York on Saturday, August 6th at 7:30 pm in the College’s Reisinger Concert Hall. The performance is free of charge and open to the public. Seating is limited.
On July 18th, Sarah Lawrence College welcomed Natalie Gross as the newest member of its Student Affairs staff to serve as the College’s first Director of Diversity and Campus Engagement.
How does a writer learn to write? What makes a story a story, a poem a poem? Seventy high school students will find the answers to those questions in a program that gives them the opportunity to explore the creative process with skilled writers and artists and to experience the joys of writing in a supportive environment.
Creative workshops for adults are taking place at Sarah Lawrence College next week giving vacationing or retired adults an opportunity to work with many of the College’s acclaimed faculty in intensive, residential programs. From June 19 to 24 the bucolic campus is home to aspiring and published poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, playwrights and puppeteers learning or perfecting their art.
Sarah Lawrence College is offering two new programs – one in writing, one in dance – for high school students this summer. The deadline for registration is June 24. Both programs will be taught by members of the Sarah Lawrence faculty and include the College’s signature one-on-one student-teacher conferences.
When Sarah Lawrence College’s 50th reunion class convened last week they were reminded of the political turmoil that marked their four years at the College. The year the class of ’55 began their studies Sarah Lawrence, among other colleges and universities across the country, came under attack for employing “subversive” and “communist” faculty members, an attack that would last an entire decade and that would be met with a strong defense of academic freedom by the College’s president and board of trustees.