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ARCHIVED: 2006-2007

  • Alumnae/i Cited for their Accomplishments

    Three distinguished alumnae/i of Sarah Lawrence College will be awarded achievement citations during the College’s reunion taking place June 1 - 3. Over 500 alumnae/i, faculty and staff of the undergraduate college as well as graduate programs will be in attendance. Carole Artigiani, MA ‘79, and Beth Kalish-Weiss ’55 will receive citations for outstanding achievements and Barbara Kolsun ‘71 for extraordinary service to the College. Those receiving the citations were nominated by their classmates.

    Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2007

  • Fred Smoler, Literature Faculty: SLC in the News

    A on AmericanHeritage.com by alumnus and literature faculty member Fred Smoler is cited in an article questioning the disappearance of military history as an academic subject. More on this discussion can be accessed .


    Also on the American Heritage Web site, an with military historian Edward Luttwak by Professor Smoler on past and present war strategy.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2007

  • Nicolaus Mills, Literature Faculty: SLC in the News

    Nicolaus Mills, literature faculty, draws on his background in American studies and experience as a professor to discuss why the class of 2007 is a wary generation. His article can be found on Newsday.com.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2007

  • Katie Watson '07: SLC in the News

    Recent graduate Katie Watson '07 remembers her grandfather, who fought in World War II, this Memorial Day in an opinion piece published in .

    Posted: Friday, May 25, 2007

  • Alice M. Greenwald '73 Addresses College's 78th Commencement

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    Alice M. Greenwald ’73, director of the World Trade Center Memorial and Museum, spoke to the College’s 290 undergraduate and 120 graduate students receiving their diplomas at Commencement today. Under a large tent keeping out the spring rain, she exhorted the students to help frame the views of their generation. “Take what you’ve learned at Sarah Lawrence and allow it to polish the lens on the world you are about to engage….Dig as deep as you have to, and rise as high as you can. Keep your passion. Make mistakes and learn from them. Honor curiosity and follow it. And, in everything you do, recognize the individuals in the ‘other.’”

    Posted: Friday, May 18, 2007

  • Sara Rudner, Dance Faculty: SLC in the News

    A performance by Sara Rudner, director of the Sarah Lawrence College dance program, is . Alastair Macaulay concludes his admiring review: "As she danced, the sun was setting behind her, the sky glowing, and the day was indeed very good."

    Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2007

  • Mikal Shapiro, SLC in the News

    SLC student Mikal Shapiro is a member of the Kansas City art and music scene when she's at home. Read an interview she gave to the Kansas City Star.

    Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2007

  • Writing the Medical Experience Summer Program: SLC in the News

    Writing the Medical Experience, one of the College's summer programs, is mentioned in a about physicians who write.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2007

  • Mari Rosa '02: SLC in the News

    Mari Rosa '02 is "catching the attention of bossa nova and Latin jazz aficionados".

    Posted: Friday, May 11, 2007

  • Carly Simon '65: SLC in the News

    Singer-songwriter Carly Simon '65 talks about her career on CBS' Second Cup Café.

    Posted: Monday, May 7, 2007

  • Melvin Bukiet, Writing Faculty: SLC in the News

    Writing faculty member Melvin Jules Bukiet reviews The Unknown Terrorist: A Novel by Richard Flanagan in the Los Angeles Times.
    Read the full article on the LA Times Web site.

    Posted: Monday, May 7, 2007

  • Sara Rudner Performs At The Baryshnikov Arts Center

    Sara Rudner, director of the dance program at Sarah Lawrence College, presents “Dancing-on-View (Preview/Hindsight)” on Sunday, May 13, in the sixth floor studios of the Baryshnikov Arts Center on the west side of Manhattan. The cast of dancers and musicians includes faculty members Merceditas Manago-Alexander, William Catanzaro, Peggy Gould, and Jerome Morris, as well as alums, Megan Boyd MFA ’01, Erin Crawley-Woods ’01, Laurel Dugan ’01, Maria Earle MFA ’06, Elizabeth Filbrun ’05, Anneke Hansen ’02, Rachel Lehrer and Lori Yuill MFA ’05. The dancing will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will end as the sun sets and daylight fades.

    Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2007

  • Mayfair: A Storybook Adventure

    The 48th Annual Mayfair, a rain or shine event with food, crafts, rides, and entertainment for the Westchester community, will be held Saturday, May 5 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the Sarah Lawrence College campus. Admission is free, though ticket prices vary. Proceeds benefit the Student for Student Scholarship Fund (SSSF), the oldest student-initiated scholarship fund in the U.S. For more information, please call 914-395-2412 or visit .

    Posted: Monday, April 16, 2007

  • Reading And Reception Launches Lumina 2007

    Lumina, the literary magazine of the Graduate Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence College, will celebrate the launch of its 2007 issue with readings and a reception on April 20 in Heimbold Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Readers include contest judge Margot Livesey, as well as students, alumnae/i, and faculty: Nikky Finny, Barbara Helfgott Hyett, Joe Vainner, Jeff Boyle, Rachel Griffiths, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Todd Dillard, Jean Kahler, David Ciminello and Lucy Rosenthal. For more information, please visit .

    Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2007

  • Alice Greenwald Addresses 78th Commencement

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    Alice M. Greenwald, ’73, director of the World Trade Center Memorial and Museum, will address the graduating seniors and graduate students at Sarah Lawrence College’s 78th Commencement on May 18. The ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m. on the South Lawn.

    Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2007

  • Jean And Kenneth Wentworth Perform

    Jean and Kenneth Wentworth will perform a concert of music for piano, four-hand works on April 15. Their program entitled “Glancing Backward – The 20th Century and Beyond” can be heard at 4 p.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall. For more information, please call 914-395-2412.

    Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2007

  • Caroline Lieber '80, Human Genetics Faculty: SLC in the News

    Director of the Joan Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics Caroline Lieber discussed the role of the genetic counselor in family decision-making related to genetic testing for inherited diseases on .


    Lieber was also quoted in a on new agreements with Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital ensuring that patients can make educated decisions about genetic testing.

    Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2007

  • General Oleg Kalugin, Delivers Annual Bozeman Lecture

    The Bozeman lecture series, dedicated to bringing prominent figures in International Affairs, welcomes General Oleg Kalugin, a retired Major General in the Soviet KGB, to Sarah Lawrence College. His talk on April 17, entitled “Putin’s Russia and the Specter of the KGB,” will draw on a long career in intelligence to address the ongoing influence of the former security apparatus.

    Posted: Friday, April 6, 2007

  • "Beyond Beats & Rhymes" Screening

    Sarah Lawrence College presents a free community screening of Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes, a documentary by Byron Hurt. A panel discussion following the film brings the Director of Victim’s Assistance Services in Westchester, the Associate Director of the Bronx Sexual Assault Response Team, a former president of Rush Communications, and the president and founder of My People Clinical Services to speak with audience members. The event is to be held on April 9 in Reisinger Concert Hall at 6:30 p.m.

    Posted: Friday, April 6, 2007

  • Emerging Artists Showcase Exhibits Work By Jason Mortara

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    Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce “Encampment” and “Public Sculpture,” two new bodies of work by Jason Mortara. On view at the Heimbold Visual Art Center’s Barbara Walters Gallery, it is free and open to the public. For more information please call 914-395-2355 or e-mail .

    Posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2007

  • Science Journalists Andrew Revkin and Dava Sobel Speak

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    Andrew Revkin and Dava Sobel, both award-winning science journalists, will speak at Sarah Lawrence College this spring. On April 5, Andrew Revkin will present his lecture, “The Daily Planet: On the Front-Lines of Climate Change, From the North Pole to the While House” in Heimbold Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. An organic/local food reception precedes the talk at 6:30 p.m. in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center lobby. Dava Sobel follows on April 18 with a reading in the Esther Raushenbush Library at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call (914) 395-2412.

    Posted: Monday, March 26, 2007

  • Annual Weekend-Long Poetry Festival

    The largest free poetry festival in the East returns to Sarah Lawrence College on Friday, April 27. Organized entirely by students, the Fourth Annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival will feature more than fifty readers throughout the weekend, including Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Muldoon, Susan Howe, and Cornelius Eady. Attendees will take part in craft talks, receptions, book signings, and an open mic. The Festival closes Sunday, April 29 with a performance by the Irish poet Muldoon’s “three-car garage band,” Rackett. For more information, please call 914-395-2412.

    Posted: Monday, March 26, 2007

  • Vera Wang '72: SLC in the News

    A special featuring women in leadership and how they got there profiles Vera Wang ’72. She shares her experience breaking into the fashion world: Starting as a salesgirl at Yves Saint Laurent, becoming one of the youngest editors in the history of Vogue, to her current life as a designer.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007

  • Race and Poetry Symposium

    Two Sarah Lawrence College writing faculty members are hosting a day-long symposium on March 31 to celebrate the diverse voices of poets writing in the new century. The lineup of readings, panel discussions, and student discussion sessions, features eight guest poets including Roger Sedarat, Tracy K. Smith and Ravi Shankar, as well as faculty poets Cathy Park Hong, Thomas Sayers Ellis and Vijay Seshadri. All events will be held in the Heimbold Auditorium. For more information please call (914) 395-2412.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007

  • David Del Tredici Celebrates His Life and Work

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    Sarah Lawrence College hosts a 70th birthday celebration for award-winning composer David Del Tredici on April 4. The highlight of the commemoration is a concert featuring solo piano music including Del Tredici’s “Three Gymnopedies,” played by Marc Peloquin, and a song cycle, “Miz Inez Sez,” sung by Melissa Fogarty with Peloguin at the piano, at 8:00 p.m. The concert is preceded by a panel discussion with Del Tredici on the composer’s life and work, moderated by Chester Biscardi, SLC composer and Director of the Music Program, at 7:30 p.m.

    Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2007

  • Workshops For Seniors At The Yonkers Riverfront Library

    The Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Outreach Program is conducting two consecutive theatre/oral history workshops for seniors at the Yonkers Riverfront Library on Tuesday, March 27 and Tuesday, April 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to take both workshops but it is not a requirement. They will be held in a second floor conference room. For more information, please call 914-395-2626.

    Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007

  • President Michele Tolela Myers: SLC in the News

    An op-ed by President Michele Tolela Myers in The Washington Post raises questions about the reliability and influence of the U.S. News & World Report college rankings.

    Inside Higher Education reports on the controversy prompted by President Myers’ op-ed in an article entitled (Note: This article also links to President Myers' op-ed).

    Posted: Monday, March 12, 2007

  • Thyra Briggs, Dean of Enrollment: SLC in the News

    Thyra Briggs, Dean of Enrollment, discusses the merits of a gap year in an article found on The Journal News Web site.

    Posted: Monday, March 12, 2007

  • National Symposium Addresses Race In American Society Past and Present

    Sarah Lawrence College is hosting a national symposium and a lecture series addressing issues on race in the U.S. Leading national scholars will convene on April 13 for a full day of discussions on the New Deal and its role in creating two classes of citizenship. Lectures on April 3 and April 24 explore the complexities of race in American society. For more information please call (914) 395-2412.

    Posted: Friday, March 9, 2007

  • "Alternative" Spring Breaks

    Four groups of Sarah Lawrence College students are volunteering their spring breaks to gain first-hand experience addressing various social issues of concern to them while providing a community service.

    Posted: Friday, March 9, 2007

  • Cultural Aspects Of Learning, Longfellow Lecture

    Barbara Rogoff, a Professor of Psychology at the University of California and holder of the U.C. Presidential Chair, will present “Cultural Aspects of Learning: Observation, Collaboration, and Multimodal Conversation,” the annual Longfellow Lecture sponsored by Sarah Lawrence College’s Child Development Institute on March 28 at 5:00 p.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall. For more information, please call 914-395-2630.

    Posted: Friday, March 9, 2007

  • Painter Scott Sager at SLC

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    The Esther Raushenbush Library Exhibit Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College will host Scott Sager’s The Back Roads, a series of watercolor paintings capturing New England scenery with photorealism. The exhibit runs from Sunday, April 1, through Saturday, May 12, and is open to the public during regular library hours. For more information, please call 914-395-2472.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2007

  • Diana Jones '84: SLC in the News

    The music of Diana Jones ’84 has enchanted the Americana/folk scene with her most recent release, “My Remembrance of You,” making several critics' lists for Top Albums of 2006. More about Jones and her career can be accessed online at santacruzsentinal.com.

    Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2007

  • Tina Yun Lee MFA '98: SLC in the News

    In a recent interview, performer Tina Yun Lee MFA ’98 discusses audience reactions to her one-woman show “My Mom Across America,” based on her experience on an all-Korean bus tour through Canada. Additional information on Lee’s future projects and why she is accompanied by an accordion in her current show can be read on The Ithaca Journal Web site.

    Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2007

  • "Strategies Of Visibility: Arts Of Environmental Resistance" Colloquium Series

    A series of four lectures this spring at Sarah Lawrence College on the theme of "Strategies of Visibility: The Arts of Environmental Resistance" will explore the efforts of artists, activists, ethnographers and engineers to make visible environmental poisons, toxins, and issues that remain hidden or inaccessible to normal sensory perception. Speakers will include Mierle Ukeles, Phung Boi, Joseph Masco and Cornelia Hesse-Honegger. For more information, please call (914) 395-2412.

    Posted: Friday, February 23, 2007

  • Heather McDonnell, Financial-Aid Director: SLC in the News

    Financial-aid director Heather McDonnell talks about issues related to calculating need for self-employed parents applying for financial aid for their children. The full article can be found on .

    Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007

  • Clay McLeod Chapman '00: SLC in the News

    According to the Telluride Daily Planet, Clay McLeod Chapman ’00 embodies an intellectual cool. The author, teacher of short story writing/performance, and creator of “The Pumpkin Pie Show,” a self-described artistic hodgepodge of music, theatre, and literature, shares his inspirations in a profile focusing on his recent tour through Telluride, Colorado.

    Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2007

  • Symposium Explores Role of New Deal in Creating Two-Tiered Citizenship

    Convening leading scholars in a national symposium, “Rethinking New Deal Racial Politics: Citizenship, Public Policy & the American Welfare State,” Sarah Lawrence College professor of history Komozi Woodard and Brooklyn College professor of political science Jeanne Theoharis will present several views of history that place the New Deal at the center of a critical turning point for the destiny of "whites" and "non-whites," particularly African-Americans, in the United States. The symposium will take place April 13 on the Sarah Lawrence College campus.

    Posted: Friday, February 16, 2007

  • Nancy Kadel '83: SLC in the News

    Former dance and science student Dr. Nancy Kadel ’83 is starting a new institute for dance medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle—only the second clinic of its kind in the country, aimed to provide free or pay-what-you can care for dancers without insurance on the West Coast. For more information on Dr. Kadel’s work in dance and medicine, visit the online edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer with its on Dr. Kadel.

    Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2007

  • Fred Smoler '75, Literature Faculty: SLC in the News

    In his most recent submission to The New York Times, “All _______ on the Western Front (You Decide),” literature faculty member and alumnus Fred Smoler '75 addresses the revival of World War I drama “Journey’s End” on Broadway, with an analysis of audiences’ interpretations of the play in comparison to the playwright’s original intentions. The full article can be accessed online .

    Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2007

  • Exhibit By Leeza Doreian

    Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce “Tourists and Residents,” a solo exhibition of work by Leeza Doreian. On view at the Heimbold Visual Art Center’s Barbara Walters Gallery, it is free and open to the Public. For more information please call 914-395-2355 or e-mail .

    Posted: Friday, February 9, 2007

  • Going Green: Conference Calls for Environmental Action on Campuses

    Sixteen members of the Sarah Lawrence community attended the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities' fourth annual conference, Greening the Campus: Exploring Practices, Curriculum and Management in Higher Education, at Purchase College in November.

    Posted: Thursday, February 1, 2007

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  • Grant from Mellon Foundation to Endow Faculty Chairs

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Sarah Lawrence College a $3 million grant to support the building of the College’s endowment while simultaneously providing immediate budgetary relief. The grant was awarded on the basis of a 3:1 match; $9 million has been raised by the College.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2007

  • Verone Kennedy '00: SLC in the News

    Time magazine profiles Art of Teaching graduate Verone Kennedy for his work as principle of MS 584, a middle school in Crown Heights, New York. Two and a half years after participating in a training program for future principals called the NYC Leadership Academy, his strong emphasis on literacy, social development, and college preparation is making a difference in the lives of his students. More on Kennedy’s educational philosophy can be found on the Time .

    Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2007

  • Women's History Conference features Janis Karpinski, Commanding General At Abu Graib

    “Women at War: Soldiers, Sisters, Survivors” is the subject of Sarah Lawrence College’s Ninth Annual Women’s History Conference taking place March 2 and 3. The two-day conference leads off with keynote speaker Janis Karpinski, former commanding general at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and author of the book, One Woman’s Army: The Commanding General of Abu Ghraib Tells her Story. General Karpinski had a command of 3,400 soldiers who were in charge of the incarceration of Iraqi detainees and, after his capture, Saddam Hussein.

    Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2007

  • Abigail Goldman '04: SLC in the News

    Abigail Goldman '04, now a reporter with the Las Vegas Sun, was named Suburban Newspapers of America's Journalist of the Year for nondaily newspapers for her work with The News, eight weekly newspapers operated by the Greenspun Media Group. She also won a second-place award for her series on methamphetamine problems in the community.

    Posted: Monday, January 22, 2007

  • Exhibits And Lectures By Emerging Artists

    Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce HUSK, a solo exhibition of new work by Wes Heiss. On view at the Heimbold Visual Art Center’s Barbara Walters Gallery, it is free and open to the Public. For more information please call 914-395- 2355 or e-mail .

    Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2007

  • Students For Students Scholarship Fund Annual Auction

    Sarah Lawrence College presents what is believed to be the oldest student-run scholarship fund in the nation. Dating back to 1958, the annual auction is the SSSF’s largest and most successful fund-raiser. The auction, taking place on February 27 at 7 p.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall, is completely run by students to raise scholarship aid. Donations will be accepted through January 22. The public is welcome to bid at the live and online auctions. To donate an item please call 914-395-2575, e-mail or visit .

    Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2007

  • Sarah Elder '69: SLC in the News

    Alumna Sarah Elder '69 co-directed and co-produced "Drums of Winter: Uksuum Cauyai," a 1988 documentary about Alaska's Yup'ik Eskimos that has been added to the National Film Registry. The full article can be accessed at the University of Buffalo Reporter's .

    Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2007

  • President Myers Awarded France's Highest Honor

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    President Jacques Chirac of France has appointed Sarah Lawrence College President Michele Tolela Myers to the order of the Légion d'Honneur for outstanding achievement. To be so recognized is the highest honor an individual can receive from the French government. The Légion d'Honneur was created by Napoléon Bonaparte in 1802 and has honored citizens of France and other countries since 1804. The decoration has been bestowed upon military personnel and civilians including presidents, ambassadors, artists, authors and educators. The honor has been awarded to Dr. Myers for her services to education in the United States.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2007

  • Revolutionary Artists Lecture Series

    Artist-activists William Pope.L, Tyree Guyton, and Frithjof Bergmann will visit Sarah Lawrence College in February and April to speak about their work as part of a” Revolutionary Artists Lecture Series.” For more information, please call 914-395-2660 or e-mail .

    Posted: Monday, January 8, 2007

  • Rahm Emanuel '81: SLC in the News

    The Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest national newspaper, features an article on alumnus Rahm Emanuel '81 in its international news section headlined . "At 47, Rahm Emanuel has emerged as the Democratic Party's not-so-secret weapon, the man credited with turning around the party's electoral fortunes as the main architect of its victory in the Nov. 7 midterm elections...” writes Washington correspondent Alan Freeman.

    Posted: Friday, January 5, 2007

  • Joan Countryman '62: SLC in the News

    Joan Countryman '62, a member of the College’s Board of Trustees, has been appointed as interim head of school for the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, a new boarding school for poor girls in South Africa.

    Posted: Wednesday, January 3, 2007

  • Thomas Sayers Ellis Wins Ploughshares 2006 John C. Zacharis First Book Award

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    Thomas Sayers Ellis, a Sarah Lawrence College writing faculty member was presented with the sixteenth annual John C. Zacharis First Book Award for his 2005 collection of poems, The Maverick Room (Graywolf) by the esteemed literary journal, Ploughshares. The prize is awarded for the best debut work by a contributing poet or fiction writer.

    Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2006

  • Complexities Of Race In American Society, Lecture Series

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    Sarah Lawrence College will bring scholars and activists Kim Williams, Tommie Shelby, Daryl Ogden, Augustus Trowbridge, and Robin D.G. Kelley to campus throughout the winter and spring to present talks on “The Complexities of Race in American Society” as part of a lecture series sponsored by The Donald C. Samuel Fund for Economics and Politics. For more information, please call 914-395-2412.

    Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2006

  • SLC Graduates Celebrated At National Society Of Genetic Counselors Conference

    The 25th Annual Education Conference of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC), held this year from November 11 to 14 in Nashville, TN, presented six out of the seven NSGC awards to M.S. graduates of the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College. Approximately one-third of certified genetic counselors have passed through the program, the first of its kind in North America. For more information, please call 914-395-2371 or e-mail .

    Posted: Monday, December 18, 2006

  • Artist Meg Lindsay Exhibits Abstract Paintings

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    Painter and poet Meg Lindsay MFA ‘98 returns to the Esther Raushenbush Library exhibit gallery at Sarah Lawrence College to present her second show Language of Abstraction, an exhibition of paintings and prints that capture the layering of what looks real into the abstract. The exhibit runs from Monday, January 15 through Saturday, March 31, 2007 and is open to the public during regular library hours. There will be a reception on Saturday, January 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. (snow date January 14). For more information, please call 914-395-2470.

    Posted: Monday, December 18, 2006

  • Amy Hempel, Writing Faculty: SLC in the News

    The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel, who will teach writing at the College starting this spring, has been as one of the 10 Best Books of 2006.

    Posted: Friday, December 15, 2006

  • Music and Dance Performances

    The Sarah Lawrence College music and dance programs present winter concerts, including the premiere of a concerto by music faculty member John Yannelli, and highlighting student work in choreography, composition, jazz, voice, and orchestra. All concerts are free and open to the public.

    Posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2006

  • Gabrielle Calvocoressi '96: SLC in the News

    Gabrielle Calvocoressi '96 won the prize for poetry at the 2006 Connecticut Book Awards on December 3. In an interview in the Hartford Courant she talks about becoming a poet. You can read the interview on the Hartford Courant's .

    Posted: Monday, December 4, 2006

  • Alan Edward Guttmacher, M.D. Speaks at SLC

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    Dr. Alan Edward Guttmacher, deputy director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and  senior clinical advisor to the director of the Human Genome Project, will present a lecture on how we can use our families’ health histories to promote personal health and prevent disease. Presented by the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, the lecture “Family History: The Key that Opens the Genome Era” will take place on December 13 at 12:30 pm. in the Heimbold auditorium. For more information about the lecture, which is free and open to the public, please call 914-395-2371 or e-mail .

    Posted: Monday, December 4, 2006

  • An Exhibition of Textile Art by Sara Fasy

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    Sarah Lawrence College MFA candidate in nonfiction writing Sara Fasy presents her textile art at the Esther Raushenbush Library exhibit gallery at Sarah Lawrence College. “Quilt Stories” exhibits embroidered, patchwork, and mola quilts made in Mexico, her home for 28 years. The exhibit runs from November 27 through January 12 and is open to the public during regular library hours. For more information, please call 914-395-2470.

    Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2006

  • Saeko Ichinohe Dance Company Performs

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    The Saeko Ichinohe Dance Company, a performance group working towards cultural understanding, is coming to Sarah Lawrence College on December 1 to present a lecture and demonstration on dance based on the Japanese masterpiece “The Tale of Genji” by Murasaki Shikibu. The lecture-demonstration performance will take place at 7 p.m. in Titsworth Lecture Hall. For more information, please call 914-395-2412.

    Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2006

  • French Poet Marie Borel at SLC

    A reading by French Poet Marie Borel, celebrating the English translation of her acclaimed Wolftrot, translated by Sarah Riggs and Omar Berrada, will take place at Sarah Lawrence College on November 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Esther Raushenbush Library Pillow Room. For more information, please call 914-395-2412.

    Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2006

  • Dance Department Remembers Bessie Schonberg

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    On November 20, the Sarah Lawrence College dance program will celebrate the 100th birthday of beloved educator and seminal figure in American modern dance, Bessie Schonberg. Beginning with a panel discussion titled “Remembering Bessie Schonberg" at 3:45 p.m. in the Bessie Schonberg Theater, the afternoon will continue with an open mic, followed by a reception in the lobby of Heimbold Visual Arts Center at 5 p.m. and the screening of Bessie—A Portrait of Bessie Schonberg at 6:30 p.m. in the Donnelley Film Theater. For more information, please call 914-395-2433.

    Posted: Thursday, November 9, 2006

  • Exhibits And Lectures by Emerging Artists

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    Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce Present Company Excluded, a solo exhibition of new video work by Abbey Williams. On view at the Heimbold Visual Art Center’s Barbara Walters Gallery, it is free and open to the Public. For more information please call (914) 395-2355 or .

    Posted: Wednesday, November 8, 2006

  • Mark Strand Reads at Sarah Lawrence

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    Former United States Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mark Strand will read selections from his work on November 15th at Sarah Lawrence College. The reading will take place in the Performing Arts Center’s Reisinger Concert Hall at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call 914-395-2412.

    Posted: Friday, November 3, 2006

  • Pastel Impressionist Vail Barrett Exhibits Work

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    Bronxville artist Vail Barrett presents his pastel paintings at the Esther Raushenbush Library exhibit gallery at Sarah Lawrence College through November 26. The paintings are impressionist interpretations of the seascapes and landscapes of Martha’ Vineyard. The exhibit is open to the public during regular library hours. For more information, please call 914-395-2470.

    Posted: Friday, November 3, 2006

  • Sarah Lawrence College Names Tenth President

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    The Board of Trustees of Sarah Lawrence College has announced the appointment of Dr. Karen Lawrence as the College’s tenth president. She will succeed Dr. Michele Tolela Myers, who will retire after a successful nine-year presidency, on August 1, 2007.

    Posted: Friday, November 3, 2006

  • Ray Seidelman, Politics Faculty: SLC in the News

    Politics faculty member Ray Seidelman offers comments on negative political ads to the LA Times and the ABC Australia Radio News.  Read a .

    Posted: Thursday, November 2, 2006

  • Joshua Muldavin, Geography Faculty: SLC in the News

    The BBC interviewed Geography faculty member Joshua Muldavin on social inequality and unrest in China. The segment begins with comments from an elderly peasant woman, counterpoint by Governor Huang Huahua of Guangdong province, followed by a discussion with Prof. Muldavin in which he highlights long-simmering problems and argues that rural unrest is the most pressing challenge the Chinese state faces today.


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    Posted: Wednesday, November 1, 2006

  • Goldman and Sanford-Pillsbury Screen "Open Window"

    The new HBO feature film Open Window will be screened at Sarah Lawrence College on October 25. A reception at 6:15 p.m. will kick-off the screening at 7 p.m., followed by questions and answers with film writer/director Mia Goldman and producer Midge Sanford-Pillsbury. The event will take place in the Film Viewing Room of the Performing Arts Center. For more information, please call 914-395-2412.

    Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006

  • Economist Marcellus Andrews Speaks At Climate Change Colloquium

    Economist Marcellus Andrews will come to Sarah Lawrence College on November 2 as part of the “Colloquium on Climate Change,” a semester long examination of the interactions between society and global warming. A reception in the Heimbold lobby at 5 p.m. precedes his talk, titled “The Political Economy of Earth, Irritated,” to be held in Heimbold Auditorium at 6 p.m. For more information, please call 914-395-2412.

    Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006

  • Fawaz Gerges, History Faculty: SLC in the News

    History faculty member Fawaz Gerges writes in the International Herald Tribune (October 13) that Muslim activists, human-rights advocates, Islamists, liberals and ordinary citizens believe that the West, particularly the United States, is waging a modern crusade against Islam.

    Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2006

  • Exhibits And Lectures by Emerging Artists

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    Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce a solo exhibition entitled “Documentos” featuring pre-performance video and photography by José Ruiz 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 .

    Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006

  • Environmental Issues Colloquia

    Two faculty-organized colloquia are bringing speakers to campus this year to focus on issues affecting the environment and society. “The Colloquium on Climate Change” has been featuring experts on global warming this fall and continues with a lecture on November 2 by Marcellus Andrews on “The Political Economy of Earth, Irritated.” A year-long series entitled “Strategies of Visibility: Arts of Environmental Resistance” begins with a lecture on October 20 by Meg McLagan.

    Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2006

  • Rahm Emanuel '81: SLC in the News

    "Hillary Clinton may or may not become the party's presidential nominee. Howard Dean and Nancy Pelosi may or may not remain the GOP's favorite tetherballs. But Emanuel—now only 47 years old and in a safe district—is fast emerging as a new force in the Democratic Party." –Nina Easton, Fortune Washington bureau chief.

    Posted: Monday, September 18, 2006

  • Exhibits and Lectures by Emerging Artists

    Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of photographs by Yolanda del Amo 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 .

    Posted: Friday, September 8, 2006

  • Documentary Explores Values in the Classroom

    thumbnailMembers of the faculty of Sarah Lawrence College’s (CDI) are featured in a new documentary, Values Go to School, to be broadcast over public television stations in the coming months. The program is the third in the Learning Child Series produced by Jonathan Diamond Associates in association with the Child Development Institute. The first two programs are When a Child Pretends about understanding the value of pretend play for preschool children and From Pictures to Words about understanding the foundations of literacy learning.

    Posted: Friday, August 25, 2006

  • President Emerita Alice Stone Ilchman Dies

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    Sarah Lawrence College mourns the loss of Dr. Alice Stone Ilchman, an expert in international affairs who served as the eighth president of Sarah Lawrence College from 1981 to 1998. Alice died on Friday, August 11, 2006 from complications arising from pancreatic cancer. Throughout Dr. Ilchman’s long and varied career in academia, government and philanthropy she was respected and admired for her leadership, her commitment to her ideals, and her ability to “build bridges,” to bring together diverse constituencies to collaborate towards common goals. She was 71 years old.

    Posted: Monday, August 14, 2006

  • Alumnae Named Purpose Prize Fellows

    Two Sarah Lawrence College graduate program alumnae, Lois Steinberg, ’00, and Carole Artigiani, ’79, are among 55 Purpose Prize Fellows from around the country named by Civic Ventures “as leaders in the movement to invent new ways to solve society’s toughest challenges.”

    Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2006

  • Genetic Counseling Research by Graduate Student Recognized

    A 2006 graduate of Sarah Lawrence College’s graduate program in , Vicki Lyus, was awarded the “Beth Fine Student Abstract Award” by the National Society of Genetic Counselors and will present the research for her master’s thesis on November 12th at the organization’s annual education conference.

    Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2006

  • Jon Grinspan '06: SLC in the News

    Recent graduate Jon Grinspan '06 published a on the 61st anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima on AmericanHeritage.com.

    Posted: Monday, August 7, 2006

  • Fawaz Gerges, History Faculty: SLC in the News

    Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, in Newsday.

    Posted: Sunday, August 6, 2006

  • Fawaz Gerges, History Faculty: SLC in the News

    Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, published an article titled in The Washington Post.

    Posted: Monday, July 17, 2006

  • Public Health Genetics/Genomics Certificate Program

    The genetics revolution, the subsequent evolution of genomics and their implications for public health demand the education of a new breed of professionals. Sarah Lawrence College, a leader in innovative programs for health professionals, has launched a new graduate-level program in .

    Posted: Thursday, July 6, 2006

  • Kristin Sands, Islamic Studies Faculty: SLC in the News

    Islamic faculty member Kristin Sands writes on in the Christian Science Monitor.

    Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006

  • Elke Zuern, Politics Faculty: SLC in the News

    Politics faculty member Elke Zuern co-authored an in the Sunday Times, Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2006

  • Jon Grinspan '06: SLC in the News

    Recent graduate Jon Grinspan '06 published an article on AmericanHeritage.com about .

    Posted: Wednesday, June 7, 2006

  • Science Center Named for President Emerita Alice Stone Ilchman

    Sarah Lawrence College has named its science center for President Emerita Alice Stone Ilchman, who encouraged the growth of science during her years as president from 1981 to 1998 and was chiefly responsible for raising the funds to build the Center.

    Posted: Monday, June 5, 2006

  • New High School Programs

    In a move to share its distinctive blend of academic rigor, centrality of creativity in the curriculum, and superb teaching with area high school students, Sarah Lawrence College is offering a broad, new range of intensive for students entering 10th, 11th and 12th grades. The deadline for registration is June 16.

    Posted: Monday, June 5, 2006

  • Kate Welling Memorial Scholarship

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    Nineteen years ago Kate Welling was a curious, adventurous two-year-old, a tenacious problem solver who was enthusiastic about all activities presented to her in the classroom, said her first teacher at Sarah Lawrence College’s Early Childhood Center, Lorelle Phillips. Last Friday the ECC’s playground was named for Kate who tragically lost her life in 2005.

    Posted: Friday, June 2, 2006