, Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, discusses the discovery of the lethal virus "Lujo" in a story picked up by sources nationwide including .
Alastair Macaulay praises the work of Rashaun Mitchell ’00, saying “There is no dancer in the world I would rather watch in solos than Rashaun Mitchell.” in his review of the Merce Cunningham company’s final Events at Dia: Beacon in
“Responsible Ballet,” performed by Jon Kinzel MFA ’09 as part of the La MaMa Moves! dance festival, is “rather intriguing,” writes Roslyn Sulcas in her review in
Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills talks about the acceptance of the National World War II Memorial in .
Amy Abrams, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, discusses the challenges of meeting the College’s goals for its incoming class during this time of economic uncertainty with
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel addressed the 327 undergraduates receiving the Bachelor of Arts degree and 129 graduate students receiving master’s degrees from eight programs at Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 22, 2009.
History faculty member Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, shares his input on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Guantanamo Bay on CNN’s .
profiles Alex Young and her up-and-coming music career.
gives a favorable review of “Golden Legend,” choreographed by Christopher Williams ’98.
profiles Michael Untermeyer ’73, a candidate for the position of Philadelphia District Attorney.
A Week in Review article about John Lennon and his love of New York City mentions that Yoko Ono is an alumna of the College: “As a student at Sarah Lawrence and an avant-garde artist in New York in the 1950s and ’60s, Ono was intimately familiar with the city.”
In an , History faculty member Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, gives his reasons for why President Obama should release the photos of U.S troops abusing detainees.
The profiles Laura Carpiniello MS ’07 and her career as a genetic counselor, a healthcare position in high demand. The article notes that at SLC is one of only two board-approved programs in the area.
Senior Liz Page Stitzel has been honored with the 2009 IHSA Senior Athletic Academic Achievement Award. This is the third time in four years that a student from Sarah Lawrence has won the award.
Visual Arts faculty member Ursula Schneider, whose abstract Hudson River paintings were part of a recent exhibit at the GAGA Arts Center in Garnerville, comments in a article about cultural organizations celebrating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage: “The Hudson gives us a natural beauty and a place to contemplate. You have to find the river in yourself."
David Lindsay Abaire ’93 has been nominated for two Tony Awards in the categories "Best Original Score" and "Best Book of a Musical" for his work on Shrek the Musical, as reported by the .
JJ Abrams ’88 talks about his experience as a Sarah Lawrence film student and about his upcoming film Star Trek with , the student newspaper of SUNY Geneseo. In related news, favorably reviews Star Trek.
Video of Sarah Lawrence College's 80th commencement ceremonies will be available via live stream on the College's at 10 a.m. EST, May 22, 2009. Re-broadcasts of the speeches from commencement will also be available at 5pm EST.
An article in London's profiles former faculty member Dr. Taj Hargey who, as a progressive Muslim cleric himself, has spoken out against Islamic extremism and criticizes the British government's policy of multiculturalism.
Eric Mabius ’93 stopped by to talk about being on the popular sitcom Ugly Betty.
discusses why Lesley Gore ’68, one of the most popular singers of her day, continues to be an important part of the music scene today.
JJ Abrams ’88, the director behind the highly anticipated movie Star Trek, is profiled by of the United Kingdom.
announces that theatre faculty members Christine Farrell and Cassandra Medley will be part of Marathon 2009, Ensemble Studio Theatre’s 31st annual festival of new one-act plays.
Sarah Lawrence College President Karen Lawrence and Board of Trustees Chair John A. Hill have announced that Jerrilynn D. Dodds will become the next Dean of the College, assuming responsibilities on August 1, 2009.
writes about the opening of the Alice Walker ’65 exhibit at Emory University.
In , literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses a plan that would make it plausible for students from all social classes to attend college.
History faculty member Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, is quoted in about President Obama’s role in relations between Israelis and Palestinians.
In celebration of Merce Cunningham’s 90th birthday, the work of one his dancers, Rashaun Mitchell ’00, is featured in the .
In , literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses the past Bush administration’s handling of the Nuremberg Precedent and how the new Obama administration should proceed going forward.
cites former Sarah Lawrence economics faculty member and world-renowned writer, management consultant, and "father of modern management" Peter Drucker in an article detailing the escalating costs of higher education.
Adam Goldberg ’92 talks to about his character Eric Delahoy in the new show The Unusuals.
reviews the May Mystery Issue of magazine, which was guest edited by JJ Abrams ’88 and includes hints and riddles to keep the readers enticed.
"Being a Grass-Roots Activist in and Era of Neoliberalism": Rosa Clemente to speak at Sarah Lawrence College
Rosa Alicia Clemente, a community organizer, radio journalist, Hip-Hop activist and the first ever Latino/Latina in United States history to run for Vice-President, will speak at Sarah Lawrence College on Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Titworth Lecture Hall.
Joan Vadeboncoeur ’54, entertainment critic of in Syracuse, credits her friendship with former theater faculty John Blackenchip as the reason she attended Sarah Lawrence. She says the “Sarah Lawrence years were mostly joyful as I continued learning theater, all phases of it.”
Writing faculty member Marie Howe talks with the about her new book, The Kingdom of Ordinary Time, a collection of poems.
Alumnae Jane Alexander and Tina Howe Return to Sarah Lawrence to Discuss their Latest Collaboration, Chasing Manet
Actress Jane Alexander and Playwright Tina Howe, friends and colleagues since they were housemates at Sarah Lawrence decades ago, return to the College on April 27 at 7:30 p.m. to talk about how they have come ‘full circle’ since Howe's first play, in which Alexander performed when they were students, to the current Off-Broadway production of Howe's latest play, Chasing Manet, in which Alexander stars. The informal discussion, moderated by Theatre faculty member Ed Sherin in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center, is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. Please call (914) 395 2412 or email .
Writing faculty member Dennis Nurkse, who has just been honored with the 2009 Academy Award in Literature award from , recently contributed a poem to the .
In the Home and Garden section of , Giulia Melucci ’88, author of I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, discusses her life and work.
reviews Lucinda Childs, a documentary about the noted postmodern choreographer, which covers her years at Sarah Lawrence and her subsequent career.
profiles Hoaxocaust, the new play directed by Jeremy Kronenberg ‘03.
Laura Weil, director of the Graduate Health Advocacy Program, talks to the about the role of patient advocates in medical care and the growing profession of health advocacy.
On , Caroline Lieber, director of the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, is quoted on the safekeeping of DNA information collected by companies offering "do-it-yourself" genetic testing.
Author and astronomer Dr. Michael E. Brown will present the Annual Science Lecture entitled “How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had it Coming” on Wednesday, April 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center at Sarah Lawrence College. Among his numerous scientific accomplishments, Dr. Brown is best known for his discovery of Eris, the largest object found in the solar system in 150 years and the reason for Pluto’s recent demotion. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact College Events at (914) 395-2412 or .
recently featured Chasing Manet, a new play written by Tina Howe '59 and starring Jane Alexander '61. The article by Patricia Cohen mentions the long friendship the two alumnae have shared since they were friends and theatre collaborators as students. The two were also interviewed in a recent installment of .
The , the largest free poetry festival in New York State, will be held Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26, in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center and Slonim House on the Sarah Lawrence College campus.
Julian Morris ’09 talks to about the academic and social life at Sarah Lawrence.
Sarah Lawrence alumna Tovah Feldshuh talks to about growing up in Westchester, her name change, and her title role in Broadway's Irena’s Vow.
In the , Heather McDonnell, director of financial aid, discusses the role home equity plays in the financial aid equation.
profiles Michael Burnham ’71 and his new company, My Next Phase, which creates psychological portraits for retirees to determine the next phase in their lives to replace career work.
What Comes Naturally: Miscegenation Law and the Making of Race in America, written by Peggy Pascoe ’80, has been awarded the 2009 Ellis W. Hawley Prize, given annually for the best book-length historical study of the political economy, politics, or institutions of the United States, as reported by . The book also received the 2009 Lawrence W. Levine Award, given annually for the best book in American cultural history.
Elizabeth Stitzel, Sarah Lawrence College student and captain of the SLC Equestrian Team, has been awarded the Zone 2 Region 1 Sportsmanship Award for the second consecutive year. The award has been presented annually since 1987 and Stitzel is the only two-time recipient in its history. SLC alum Julie Carino ’93 also won the award in 1993; the only other SLC student so honored.
Author Gordon G. Chang will present the Adda B. Bozeman Lecture in International Relations at Sarah Lawrence College on Tuesday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Titsworth lecture hall. The topic for the lecture is "China Rising or Falling?: What Does This Mean for Us?" This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact College Events at (914) 395-2412 or email .
and profile Debra Zane ’83. Both publications have jointly named Zane Casting Director of the Year.
The Friends of the Sarah Lawrence College Library and the Office of Alumnae/i Relations will host a screening and discussion based on the novel by Amanda Foreman ’91 on Friday, April 3 in the Donnelley Lecture Hall in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. The movie screening will begin at 4 p.m. and will be followed by an informal reception.
reports that End of Play, an off-Broadway production written by Brandt Reiter MFA ’05, will begin performances starting April 17.
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel '81 will address the Sarah Lawrence College graduating class of 2009 at Commencement ceremonies on May 22, announced Karen Lawrence, president of the College.
“It is our great fortune that such a prominent alumnus will be our 80th graduation speaker, the 40th since Sarah Lawrence became coeducational,” said Lawrence.
, a blog on , discusses a research report that examines how standardized tests and lengthy lessons have replaced play in kindergarten. Sarah Lawrence College is one of three institutions that participated in the study. The report has also been picked up by .
reports that Simeon Bankoff '91, executive director of the Historic Districts Council, will be answering selected readers' questions about community-based preservation efforts of New York City's neighborhoods.
In an interview with , Sara Rudner, Director of the Dance Program, discusses her views on dancing, what she has learned throughout her career, and what knowledge she hopes to pass on to her students.
On NPR’s , Adam Huttler ’98, founder of Fractured Atlas, talks about the role his company plays in developing arts organizations to function more like businesses.
Writing coordinator Carol Zoref offers tips to college students for improving their writing skills on .
Caroline Lieber, director of the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, talks to Rutgers University students about the profession of genetic counseling. Genetic counseling is being considered as a major in their School of Arts and Sciences, as reported by the .
In an op-ed in marking the 50th birthday of the Barbie doll, Porochista Khakpour ’00 shares her stories as an Iranian with Barbie dolls.
Rabbit Hole, the Pulitzer Prize winning play written by David Lindsay-Abaire '92, is reviewed by .
Bought and Sold: Faces of Modern Day Slavery, the work of Kay Chernush '66, will be on exhibit at the Bernstein Gallery at Princeton University through March 27, as reported by .
An article notes that Women's History Week, the precursor to Women's History Month, originated at Sarah Lawrence College.
Ferid Belhaj will present a special lecture at Sarah Lawrence College titled "The World Bank in a Time of Global Financial Crisis" on Wednesday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Heimbold Auditorium. Belhaj is the Special Representative of the World Bank to the United Nations.
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel ’81, whose great affinity for the arts is underscored by his choice to attend Sarah Lawrence College, is mentioned in an article in the about the Obama family's interest in the arts.
Chris Nugent '68, whose pro-bono work assisting Iraqi refugees was chronicled last year in the American Bar Association Journal, will present the 2009 SIU School of Law Hiram H. Lesar Lecture at .
magazine reports that Lesley Gore '68 will be performing at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck, New York on March 7.
History faculty member Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, is quoted in an international cover story in , written by Fareed Zakaria, about the need for distinction among militant Islamic groups. Zakaria also wrote an op-ed in the , which was picked up in part by a .
, a publication covering news in Africa, looks back at a journey in Dakar involving Art History faculty member Susan Kart and Nigerian artist Ugochukwu Smooth Nzewi. Kart’s fluency in the Wolof language played a key role in their travels.
reports on a conference co-sponsored by Sarah Lawrence College intended to provide educators with information on green initiatives they can bring back and share in the classrooms.
Sarah Lawrence College will host an international group of scholars to present this year's Women's History Month conference entitled Gender and Power in the Muslim World, on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7. The two-day event will feature panel discussions, workshops, performances and exhibits in the areas of religious scholarship and leadership, activism and politics, and the creative arts.
Sahra Motalebi '99 talks to about her upcoming album “Tender Mortal Means,” her Eastern heritage, and her own personal style.
reports the New York League of Conservation Voters has honored Sarah Lawrence College for a commitment to green initiatives and sustainability.
In , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills comments about the New York Post cartoon controversy.
As colleges and universities across the country grapple with the challenges of the economic crisis, members of the Sarah Lawrence College Board of Trustees have created a special fund for students whose families face sudden financial hardship that jeopardizes their ability to continue their studies at the College.
reports that poet Joshua Gage '02 has published his first book titled Breaths. He says a class at Sarah Lawrence College with then faculty member Joan Larkin "piqued his interest in poetry."
reports that John Dillon, Director of Theatre Program, and playwright Romulus Linney will discuss Linney's "A Lesson Before Dying" in March at Westchester Community College.
In , Laura Weil, Interim Director of the Graduate Health Advocacy Program, discusses the importance of patient advocacy in today’s healthcare system. U.S. News and World Report cites patient advocacy as a "cutting edge career" for 2009.
reports that David Adjmi ’93 has been awarded a Kesselring Fellowship, which recognizes the work of extraordinary playwrights.
In an article about broadening theatrical horizons through study abroad, Erica Newhouse ’03 talks to about her experience at the Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School in Paris during her junior year.
Science, Technology and Society faculty member Erik Parens reviews Yuval Levin's Imagining the Future: How Science Threatens Democracy for .
Donna Gigliotti ’76 is one of four producers of The Reader nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. The others are Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, and Redmond Morris. Gigliotti has produced two past Oscar-winning films, Shakespeare in Love and Traffic. The and the of the Los Angeles Times cover the story.
María Negroni, Faculty Member and Internationally-Acclaimed Author, Wins Literary Award for Galería Fántastica
Argentinian-born author and poet María Negroni has been awarded the Premio Internacional de Ensayo by one of the leading publishing houses in Latin America, Siglo XXI Editores. The award is co-sponsored by the Autonomous National University of México, the School of Sinaloa and the above-mentioned publishing house. The prize includes publication of her book Galería Fántastica and $20,000 which will be presented in a ceremony to be held February 26th at the 30th Annual International Book Fair in Mexico City.
Maiysha Simpson was interviewed on NPR's News & Notes. The Grammy-nominated artist has received much praise for her hit single "Wanna Be”, her work and debut album, This Much Is True. .
In , Miki Liszt ’66 credits her time at Sarah Lawrence along with having Bessie Schonberg as her advisor, for success throughout her career in advancing modern dance.
Matthea Harvey, Brooklyn-based poet and Sarah Lawrence College faculty member, has been awarded the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award by Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA in recognition of her latest collection of poetry entitled “Modern Life”.
The reports that writing faculty member Matthea Harvey has won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award from Claremont Graduate University, an honor for work done by a mid-career poet.
History faculty member Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, writes in an op-ed in the about the reality of Hamas' existence and the possibility of engaging the Palestinian organization.
Read poems written by Writing faculty member Cynthia Cruz in .
reports that Spanish faculty member Maria Negroni has received the international non-fiction prize for her work “Galeria fantastica” ("Fantastic Gallery").
In , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills talks about President Obama’s inaugural address.
profiles artist Anne Elliot '66, whose penchant for climbing mountains has transformed into a career of landscape sculpting and painting.
Alexandra Avakian ’83 talks to about her new book Windows of the Soul: My Journeys in the Muslim World, a memoir with photographs.
Music faculty member Eddye Pierce-Young is about her role in the annual youngArts week. Pierce-Young serves on the national panel that decides which students get accepted to the program.
The Oscar nomination of Courtney Hunt ’86, director of Frozen River, for best original screenplay is , nationally and internationally.
Emerging Artists Series at Sarah Lawrence College Continues with “The Wind Kept Me Up Last Night” by Matthew Cox
Sarah Lawrence College will showcase “The Wind Kept Me Up Last Night,” a solo exhibition by Matthew Cox in the Heimbold Visual Art Center’s Barbara Walters Gallery from January 22 through February 19th. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information please call (914) 395-2355 or e-mail .
Author and historian Jane Gerhard will speak at Sarah Lawrence College as part of the Women’s History Lecture Series on Monday, January 26 at 6 p.m. in the Esther Raushenbush Library. Gerhard will be discussing her most recent work Desiring Revolution: Second-wave Feminism and the Rewriting of American Sexual Thought, 1920 to 1982. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Tara James, associate director of the Women’s History Graduate Program at (914) 395-2405 or . Get online, or contact College Events at (914) 395-2412.
Sarah Lawrence College will exhibit works by Judith Oksner entitled “Town and Country,” a solo exhibition in the Esther Raushenbush Library Gallery through May 15. An artist’s reception will be held Sunday, March 22 from 2–4 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For more information please call (914) 395-2472.
Author and lecturer Jake Kosek will speak at Sarah Lawrence College on Monday, February 2nd at 6 p.m. in the Science Center, Room 103. Kosek will be discussing the rise of the honeybee as a tool and metaphor in the war on terror. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please email , or call (914) 395-2412.
talks to Miles Coon MFA '02, founder of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, who describes his time in the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence as "the happiest four years of my life."
Mia Kai Moody ’08 shares her thoughts on the election of Barack Obama as the 44th President in the .
In New York's , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills writes about the Pentagon's recent announcement that Purple Hearts will not be awarded to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
profiles Cheryl Shuman MS '79, noting how she has put into practice what she learned in the human genetics program at SLC throughout her career. Today, she is the program director for the masters program in genetic counseling at the University of Toronto.
The Raleigh, N.C. looks at the early makings of Girlyman, a folk rock band consisting of Nate Borofsky '97, Doris Muramatsu '96, and Ty Greenstein '96. talks with Ty Greenstein ’96 at the Ann Arbor Folk Festival where Girlyman is performing.
In , Fawaz Gerges, holder of the Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, talks about Hamas and the potential for it to become a more powerful political force in Gaza following the recent incursion by Israel.
History faculty member Fawaz Gerges, holder of the Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, is quoted in an article in Canada's about the conflict in Gaza.
Economics faculty Frank Roosevelt offers advice to President Obama in an article published in the and syndicated to numerous outlets nationally, including the Chicago Sun Times, saying that Obama should learn from what Roosevelt considers a mistake of his late grandfather, Franklin Delano Roosevelt—not spending enough during the Depression.
Andy Butler ’00 talks to about the origins of his brainchild Hercules and Love Affair, an up and coming music group with a new CD on the way.
Fawaz Gerges, holder of the Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, is quoted in the about the potential for violent conflict after the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.
profiles Nancy Huston '75, who had never studied French before she participated in the Sarah Lawrence College program in Paris. She was recently honored for her work in the field of literature, in which she writes in French and translates her work into English.
Heather McDonnell, director of financial aid, explains the terminology and eligibility for the various types of financial aid available in an audio interview on the .
reports that Divorce! The Musical, featuring music, lyrics, and book by 2008 Frederick Loewe Award winner Erin Kamler ’96, will make its premiere on February 5.
A photo feature lists Melissa Bent ’00 as one of the “seven women who make Manhattan style and society.” The photo shoot took place in front of Rivington Arms Gallery, co-owned by Bent and Mirabelle Marden ’00.
profiles The Housewives' Cantata, the funny, feminist, classical musical revue, featuring music by Mira J. Spektor ’50.
Paula Raimondo '98, Bucks County's Poet Laureate for 2008, credits much of her success to the individual mentoring she received from faculty at SLC, as discussed in an article on .
Sarah Lawrence College Receives Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Dance/USA; Lucinda Childs Will Bring Masterpiece to the College
Sarah Lawrence College has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in conjunction with Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, through the American Masterpieces: Dance–College Component (AMDCC). Sarah Lawrence College is one of 25 colleges across the country, one of two in New York, to receive a share of the $250,000 grant which will enable institutions of higher learning to reconstruct dances by notable choreographers. A national panel of artists, historians and college faculty recommended the 25 awards of $10,000 each.
In the , David Lindsay-Abaire ’92 discusses how his experiences at Sarah Lawrence helped him in writing lyrics for Shrek: The Musical, currently playing at the Broadway Theatre.
In , writing faculty Brian Morton ’78 talks about the night he met Rahm Emanuel ’81, and characterizes him as an individual who “wanted to hear what other people had to say and wanted to learn.”
In , Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker ’65 recalls her experience at Sarah Lawrence as she gives advice in an open letter to President-elect Barack Obama as he transitions into office.
Sarah Lawrence will be well-represented at February’s Grammy Awards ceremony. Maiysha Simpson ’97 is a nominee in the category of Best Urban/Alternative Performance for her song Wanna Be; Simpson filmed the video for this song on campus over the summer. Breakfast on the Morning Tram, the critically acclaimed album from Stacey Kent ’88, is nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album. And for the first time, Meredith Monk ’64 is a Grammy nominee in the category of Best Small Ensemble Performance for her work Impermanence.
Consuelo Mack '72, host of the acclaimed PBS television program "Consuelo Mack WealthTrack, discusses the current state of the economy with .
Adding to the various ways the Sarah Lawrence community is increasing its international focus, the College has become a partner school in the Davis United World College Scholars Program, enabling the College to enroll a larger number of international students needing financial aid. Supported by philanthropist Shelby Davis, the program provides need-based scholarships for graduates of the worldwide United World College schools who matriculate at partner colleges.
highlights SLC student Ilona Bito ’10, who choregraphed "I You," a combination of modern and Balinese traditional dance, for her final assignment at the School for International Training Study Abroad program (SIT).
On , Laura Weil, interim director of the Graduate Health Advocacy Program, discusses the unrealistic expectations of patients receiving counseling on medical finances from their physicians.
In , Caroline Lieber, director of the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, discusses the likelihood of a medical problem presented on the popular show House actually occurring.
Sarah Lawrence College will host a day of events to commemorate the 60th anniversary of International Human Rights Day on Wednesday, December 10. The day will include film screenings, moderated discussions, lectures and a student art exhibit designed to raise awareness of global human rights violations. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please call College Events at (914) 395-2412.
Literature faculty member Nick Mills writes in the (U.K.) that Barack Obama should allow “the history of Franklin Roosevelt's transition to power in 1932 to be his guide.”
Geography faculty member Joshua Muldavin is quoted in a article about the effects of the economic recession in China on migrant construction workers when jobs disappear and they must return to their rural homes with little land to farm.
Katherine Pope ’94 is featured in a story in the . She discusses her early career and her role as President of Universal Media Studios, the studio responsible for such popular shows as Heroes and The Office.
looks at the rising success of puppet theatre off-Broadway, citing a growing fan base. The article cites the coming of Disfarmer, a new production by faculty member Dan Hurlin, to St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, a theatre co-directed by Hurlin’s colleagues in the SLC theatre program, Tom Lee and Matt Acheson, who are themselves mounting a new production, Ko’olau, with funding from the Jim Henson foundation.
, directed by theatre faculty Ernest Abuba, makes its return to Off-Broadway’s Pan Asian Repertory Theatre.
Sarah Lawrence Dance Students to debut Badlands of Montana by Award-Winning Choreographer Donna Uchizono
Award-winning choreographer Donna Uchizono, the first Barbara Bray Ketchum artist-in-residence at Sarah Lawrence, has created a new dance with College dance students that they will perform Thursday, December 4 and Friday, December 5 at 8 p.m. in the Bessie Schönberg Dance Theater. Badlands of Montana is based on a work commissioned by Montana's Headwaters Dance Company, a project designed to capture the spirit, culture and the landscape of Montana. Performances are free and open to the public. For more information please call (914) 395-2433.
Members of Newsreel (NR), the radical filmmakers group that captured the energy and imagery of sixties' activism on film, will screen and discuss their works in a two-day seminar at Sarah Lawrence College in the Heimbold auditorium beginning Friday, November 14, at 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (914) 395-2412 or e-mail .
San Francisco-based actor and writer Dan Hoyle will present his third solo show Tings Dey Happen at Sarah Lawrence College on Saturday, November 22, at 8 p.m. in the Reisinger Auditorium. Tings Dey Happen tells the story of Hoyle's experiences in Nigeria studying that country's complicated—and dangerous—oil industry and its political fallout. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact College Events at (914) 395-2412 or e-mail .
Politics faculty member David Peritz is quoted in the , stating that the election of Barack Obama is a fundamental change in American politics and would not have been predicted even a year ago.
In honor of Veterans Day, Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills writes in the about remembering General George Marshall on the sixtieth anniversary of the Marshall Plan.
President Karen Lawrence is quoted about plans for a capital campaign in light of the economic uncertainty facing colleges in .
Illinois Representative Rahm Emanuel '81 will become White House Chief of Staff when President-elect Barack Obama takes office in January. The fourth most powerful Democrat in the House, Emanuel led the effort that turned the majority in the Democrats' favor in 2006. He is a former member of the Clinton Administration. Sarah Lawrence figures prominently in Emanuel's biography. Read some of the recent stories in: , , , , , and . And to learn more about Rahm Emanuel, see our page.
Author and artist Trevor Paglen will speak at Sarah Lawrence College as on Monday, November 17 at 6 pm in the Science Center, Room 103. Paglen will be discussing his book Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA's Rendition Flights, which documents the CIA’s use of modified commercial aircraft for extraordinary rendition.
The New York Times columnist Bob Herbert will speak at Sarah Lawrence College on Tuesday, November 18 at 1:30 pm in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center auditorium. Herbert will offer his thoughts on this historic election and its implications for the future of America. Twice weekly, his column comments on politics, urban affairs, and social trends.
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire ’92 is in final negotiations to write the upcoming Spider-Man 4, as reported by .
reporter Marc Santora talks to SLC president Karen Lawrence and students Rosie Young ’12, Kayleigh Salstrand ‘12, and Max Teicher ’11 about the cost of college at a time of economic downturn.
, the British news agency, profiles Warren Green, the College’s sustainable student residence, as part of a series on “eco-lives.” Students living in the former Warren House, recently retrofitted with solar panels, a water catchment system, and high efficiency appliances, adopted a set of eco-rules to live by.
In Laura Weil, interim director of the health advocacy graduate program, discusses the importance of patients improving their health literacy as health systems get more complex.
highlights the many different roles Sandra Arellano MA ’07 plays as a health advocate in the lives of breast cancer patients.
In , Caroline Lieber, director of the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, weighs the pros and cons of DNA testing and offers advice on how patients should analyze their results.
Current MFA student Christine Meyers reviews Montana Too, A book of Montana History in Story Poems for the .
Beth Webb Hart MFA ’98, along with noted author Michael Connelly, will serve as featured presenters at the 18th annual South Carolina Writers Workshop conference titled "The Method, the Market and the Muse," as described in .
Tea Leoni ‘88, featured on the November cover of Magazine, talks about her career and her upcoming new movie, Manure.
Politics faculty member Elke Zuern is quoted in the Canadian publication regarding a split in South Africa's African National Congress.
A solo exhibition by Karlos Carcamo will be on view at the Heimbold Visual Art Center's Barbara Walters Gallery from October 16 through November 13. An opening reception will be held October 16 from 5-6:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the Public. For more information please call 914-395- 2355 or e-mail . Gallery hours are: M – F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and S/S 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Geography faculty member Joshua Muldavin was interviewed by the BBC on China's debate on land reform in a time of global financial crisis. (mp3 download | 4.4MB)
Lisa Anderson '72, former dean of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, is profiled by about her new role as Provost of American University in Cairo (AUC).
The was on campus to cover the installation of a "green" roof—which uses live vegetation to absorb runoff and reduce heating costs—adding to the College's commitment to sustainable practices.
talks to Larisa Oleynik ’04, best known for her role as Alex Mack in the popular television series “The Secret World of Alex Mack,” about her former agent, Judy Savage.
In a letter to the editor of the , Laura Weil, interim director of the Graduate Health Advocacy Program, responds to Medicare’s decision to refuse payment to hospitals for preventable conditions and medical errors that occur with patients, as reported in an on September 30.
Alumnus Rahm Emanuel ’81, the fourth-ranking House Democrat, helped craft the $700 billion bailout, as well as secure its passage. The reviews his role.
Fawaz Gerges, holder of the Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, is quoted in regarding the fundamental difference between the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
Kenyan novelist, playwright, poet and critic Ngugi wa Thiong'o will discuss writing, language and the state, and read from his book, Wizard of the Crow, at Sarah Lawrence College on Tuesday, October 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the Reisinger auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Fawaz Gerges, holder of the Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, comments on the impact of America's role in the Iran-Iraq war and on Iranian attitudes toward the U.S. in an article in magazine.
The life and legacy of Paul Newman are remembered by literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills, who revisited the actor and philanthropist’s 1990 commencement address at Sarah Lawrence College on the occasion of both his wife Joanne Woodward’s and daughter Clea's graduations, in an article on . Newman and Woodward are shown in academic regalia at SLC’s 1990 commencement in the .
A Bronxville couple, John and Emily Corry, have given Sarah Lawrence College $100,000 to create a new scholarship fund. The gift will become part of the College's endowment, generating funds for institutional grants to students.
On , Laura Weil, interim director of the Health Advocacy Graduate Program, compares the old paternalistic model of health care to the current fragmented system.
In the , Lauren Gonzalez MFA ’06, discusses her love-hate relationship with her hair which inspired her to write Submerged: Tales from the Basin, an anthology about women’s relationship with their hair.
Camera Work: 2008, a collection of photographs by SLC alumnus Steven Schnur '74, are on exhibit in the Esther Raushenbush Library Gallery through December 15. A reception will be held October 26 from 2—4 p.m. The 45 images in the exhibit are published in two books of photography. Schnur is also an author of two dozen books for children and adults.
Two new administrators began the academic year at Sarah Lawrence College this fall and a new vice presidential position has been created. Robert Sweet is the new vice president for advancement and Amy Abrams the new dean of admission and financial aid. Thomas Blum, formerly executive assistant to the president, has been named to the new position of vice president for administration.
Sarah Lawrence College will be installing its second green roof, composed of live vegetation, as one more step in its efforts to "green" the College's campus on Saturday, October 4. Postponed because of rain from September 27, a national day of action calling for a new "green" economy, the College is partnering with SmartRoofs LLC, a for-profit subsidiary of the environmental justice organization, Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) that trains and employs "green-collar" workers. The program begins at 10 a.m.
Movie producer Laura Ziskin, parent of Julia Barry '05, is featured in a story in the . The two-time producer of the Academy Award presentations was the driving force behind "Stand Up to Cancer," a star-filled benefit broadcast which aired September 5 on ABC, CBS, and NBC.
reports that Villa Diodati will feature music and book by Mira Spektor ’50. Villa Diodati is the official selection of the 2008 New York Music Theatre Festival and will be performed at the 45th Street Theatre in New York City.
highlights Alison Anuzis ’09, and her contributions as the intern leader at Morven Museum & Garden over the summer.
Mia Moody ’08 contributes to about her experiences during her five-month semester abroad program in Cape Coast, Ghana. The “once-in-a-lifetime journey” for Moody allowed her to explore the region while learning to speak fluent “Fanti”, a traditional dialect in Ghana.
The College has been mentioned in several news and opinion pieces surrounding both the annual rankings released by and a new rankings effort by magazine. Among the stories was one in . Sarah Lawrence was for a second year listed in an "unranked" category in U.S. News, although a , based on a poll of high school guidance counselors, includes SLC in a separate ranking. See a related Sarah Lawrence on the admission Web site.
and the South Florida have reviewed faculty member and alumna Joan Silber’s The Size of the World. The novel explores what “binds people across time and space.”
The New York Times adds to the extensive media coverage of the film Frozen River in a and . Directed by first-time filmmaker, alumna Courtney Hunt ‘86, Frozen River won the prestigious Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Among the other reviews is one in the .
Tea Leoni '88 talks to Mamie Healey of about which books have made a difference in her life.
Marie Reynolds MFA ’02 went back to school to earn a master’s degree in theater after realizing that her 30-year career as a model was “long enough,” reports. She is one of many people in the work force who, given a lag in the economy, have decided to return to school to acquire new skills to become more valuable to their employers or are trying to enter into a new line of work.
Nicolaus Mills, literature faculty, draws on his experience as a college professor to discuss why the Millennial generation may not deserve its reputation as "The Dumbest Generation." His op-ed appeared in .
A $1 million gift to the College for faculty support through the endowment and to strengthen the College's science program resulted in a feature in the Sunday . The gift was made by SLC alumna and trustee Olivia Churchill (Vicki) Ford and Silas Ford of Bronxville. The paper also ran an about the gift in its August 14 edition.
Alum David Lindsay-Abaire’s 2007 Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Rabbit Hole, a play about “survival, moving on, and connecting anew after a tragedy”, was recently reviewed by online publication .
In a phone interview with , Lesley Gore ’68 talks about performing with the likes of The Rolling Stones, James Brown, and Smokey Robinson while attending Sarah Lawrence College.
The looks at the potential of Ohio State University, the nation’s largest university, to become a global leader in the Arts under the direction of alumna Karen Bell MFA ‘80, the university's first associate vice president for arts outreach. The position was created with the idea of establishing the state of Ohio as a “center for arts and culture.”
In , Ann Patchett ’85 credits Allan Gurganus ‘72, her former teacher at Sarah Lawrence, with suggesting that she “cut the high-flown rhetoric” and instead talk about her life for the commencement address she delivered at her alma mater in 2007. The speech titled “What now?” was subsequently published as a book and has received nationwide acclaim.
A popular and prolific composer, Norman Dello Joio, who wrote music for chorus, orchestra, ballet, solos, chamber groups, television, and opera, contributed to the foundation of a strong music program at Sarah Lawrence. An obituary in the reviews his long career.
On the music faculty from 1945–1951, Dello Joio staged his opera "The Triumph of Joan," about Joan of Arc, at Sarah Lawrence with a combination of student actors, dancers, and chorus. According to writer Gillian Gilman Culff '88, this collaborative effort would mark an extraordinary moment in the College's history, bringing together creative and performing arts as a course for credit in the dance, music, and theatre programs.
To learn more about Dello Joio's time at Sarah Lawrence, read a courtesy of the SLC Archives.
Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art staged Sarah Lawrence dance program director Sara Rudner's “Dancing-on-View: The ICA Variations” July 26-27, and dance critic, Karen Campbell, was clearly impressed.
Victoria Hofmo '81 discusses her Scandinavian background and the museum she founded—the Scandinavian East Coast Museum—with correspondent Jennifer Bleyer. Hofmo credits a research paper on Norwegians in Bay Ridge (Brooklyn), that she wrote while at Sarah Lawrence, for “awakening her interest” in her heritage.
In an opinion piece in , writing faculty member Melvin Jules Bukiet criticizes the performance of Richard Strauss' opera “Ariadne Auf Naxos” at a synagogue in Manhattan.
Music instructor Anita Brown is one of the arrangers for the jazz performances taking place at the Fifth Annual Nyack Jazz Week, as reported in .
The reports on actress Debra Winger’s new memoir Undiscovered. She credits courses taken at Sarah Lawrence as her “inspiration to write.” Winger hopes to write a novel about women’s lives in the very near future.
Graduate Writing Program faculty member Barbara Probst Solomon has been awarded the 25th Francisco Cerecedo Prize by the Association of European Journalists in Spain. She is the first North American to receive the prestigious award, as reported in the .
reports that Porochista Khakpour’s ’00 first novel, Sons and Other Flammable Objects, is in contention for the $115,000 Dylan Thomas Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious literary awards for writers.
The mentions the appointment of Marylou Berg ’92 as the new spokeswoman for Rockville, MD. She had served as acting director of communications since February.
profiles Meema Spadola ’92, whose documentary Our House: Kids of Lesbian and Gay Parents has been re-released on DVD. The documentary received many honors, including Best Documentary at both Newfest in New York and Outfest in Los Angeles.
The College’s newest green initiative: the renovation of Warren House, renamed Warren Green to reflect environmentally sustainable changes to the building, as well as anticipated student behaviors — leads off an Associated Press story on the greening of campus residence halls, and appears on Web site.
Honorary Trustee Strachan Donnelley Dies; Conservationist, Philosopher Contributed Much to the College
Strachan Donnelley, a conservationist and philosopher who founded and led the Center for Humans and Nature, as well as helping to sustain numerous educational, cultural and environmental organizations and institutions including Sarah Lawrence College, died on Saturday, July 12 in New York. He was 66 years old.
Olivia Churchill (Vicki) Ford and Silas Ford of Bronxville have donated $1 million to Sarah Lawrence College, primarily for faculty support through the endowment, but also to strengthen the College’s science program.
Haven Tyler ’89, joins Altitude Inc., an innovation firm in Somerville, MA, as Vice President of Program Development reports , a Somerville online journal.
At the American Dance Festival 75th Anniversary Season, Meredith Monk ’64, discusses how she “sang folk songs throughout high school” in order to attend Sarah Lawrence, as featured in the online publication .
of Canada profiles incoming freshman Emma Duncan ’12, who starred in a production of “The Belle of Amherst”, a one-woman show about the life of Emily Dickinson, for her senior thesis.
reviews Hercules and Love Affair, citing Andrew Butler ’00 as the “creative force” behind the band's eponymous debut album.
Sage Salzer ’96 talks to about her career as a plus-size model. Salzer hopes she can change people’s perception of beauty to include a variety of all sizes, not just the “runway size 0.”
The profiles Nancy Tyndall ’75, who has entertained Maine audiences with her puppet shows and teaching workshops for over 20 years.
Heather McDonnell, director of financial aid, is quoted in as she discusses why many New York schools have dropped their preferred lender lists after last year’s student loan controversy.
has named Karen Bell MFA ’80 as their first associate Vice President for Arts Outreach. Bell has served as dean of the University's College of the Arts since 2002.
Laura Weil, interim director of the , is quoted in the on a new trend whereby consumers contract with “professionals to help them navigate the complexities of modern medicine at a hefty price”. These services “increase the discrepancy between the health-care haves and the have-nots." Laura is also quoted in a on the Chicago Tribune web site on the same topic.
Center for Continuing Education faculty member Steve Lewis pens an opinion piece about the transformation of New Paltz, NY from a “frayed-at-the-edges town to a sudden popular weekend destination” in .
Brian J. O’Connor ’82 is honored as one of the funniest columnists in America at the annual conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists in New Orleans. He is the personal finance editor and columnist for .
Alumna and former Trustee Nancy Cantor, Chancellor and President of Syracuse University, is one of two recipients of the 2008 Carnegie Corporation Academic Leadership Award. The award annually celebrates "outstanding individuals whose uncompromising commitment to academic excellence and bold, visionary leadership are establishing new standards for U.S. higher education." See and news coverage in the and .
Pursuing a trend that bucks the prevailing practice of imposing structured learning environments on younger and younger children at the cost of free, imaginative play, Sarah Lawrence College’s Child Development Institute developed a new week-long program called “Play’s the Thing: Facilitating Play for Young Children,” which took place June 16 to 20.
Joseph Caputo ’07 is profiled in the for winning a $10,000 grant in the inaugural Harold G. Buchbinder Entrepreneurial Media Studies Competition.
Joann Smith, director of , gives advice on effectively balancing work and school schedules in an article appearing in .
Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, compares the views in two new books on Al-Qaeda, Leaderless Jihad by Marc Sageman and The Confrontation by Walid Phares, in .
International media outlets and Pakistan’s also mentioned Gerges’ review of Leaderless Jihad.
profiles artistic director Desi Shelton-Seck MFA ’04, whose creative productions have been lauded by performers; her many contributions to the Camden area have been praised by the community.
Student Sabina Amidi ’11, who is in Iran for a research project, writes about the abused children of Tehran in special reports to .
The reports that The National Council of Negro Women, North-Shore Staten Island Section, will celebrate its 40th anniversary and will honor three individuals from the arts, including Voice faculty member Wayne Sanders, who is also co-founder of Opera Ebony.
profiles Joan Gill Blank ’49, known by many as Key Biscayne’s “unofficial historian”, for her role in creating the Key Biscayne Heritage Trail.
Five alumnae of Sarah Lawrence College were awarded citations for achievement and service during the College's reunion, June 6–8. Tina Howe '59, a noted playwright, Ingrid Sischy '73, an acclaimed editor, and Barbara Taylor Bowman '50, a pioneer in early childhood education, were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments, while Anne Beane Rudman '67 and Molly Caldwell '93 were recognized for extraordinary service to the College. The honored alumnae were nominated by their classmates.
profiles the careers and lives of the three Emanuel brothers, Zeke, Ari, and Rahm Emanuel ’81, the Illinois Congressman.
features toy theater at the International Toy Theater Festival, including “Duncan, Part One, or the Boy with a Bird in his Heart” by Hunter Kaczorowski '07.
The dance listings section of lists “Dancing Divas” as a highlight of the La Mama Moves! Festival, stating “the real interest of [the] program is the must-see starry lineup of female choreographers” including Sara Rudner, director of the College’s dance program, and Pam Tanowitz ’98.
Current student Mikal Shapiro talks with the about her solo album “The Crow, the Lark & the Loon” and the friends that helped her along the way.
“Positions–The All Star Variation,” by Sara Rudner, director of the College’s Dance Program, was reviewed by during “Dancing Divas”, part of the La MaMa Moves! Festival.
In a op-ed, Human Genetics faculty member Laura Hercher praises a new federal law banning discrimination in employment and health care on the basis of genetic information, thus opening new doors to the promise of personalized medicine. However, Hercher cautions, work still needs to be done to put tools for the appropriate use of genetic information into place.
Lorayne Carbon, Director of the Early Childhood Center, is quoted in the about the relevance of homework in preschool, which has recently become the norm.