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ARCHIVED: 2009-2010

  • New Book by Economics Faculty Member Jamee Moudud Calls into Question Neoliberal Theory and Policies

    Jamee K. Moudud, a member of the economics faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, has published a new book titled, Strategic Competition, Dynamics and the Role of the State: A New Perspective (2010 Edward Elgar Press, New Directions in Modern Economics series).

    Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    Economics, Faculty, History and the Social Sciences
  • Quelling Career Anxiety

    A senior tackles his fear of graduation, learns how job seekers resemble breakfast cereal, and reports on “Getting Ready for Job Search 2010."

    Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2010

    Alums, Staff, Students
  • Student and Faculty Prizes

    A list of student and faculty prizes given by Sarah Lawrence College.

    Posted: Monday, June 21, 2010

    Faculty, SLC, Students
  • Alumni Awards Represent High Level of Achievement and Service

    Achievement and service awards were bestowed upon five Sarah Lawrence College alumnae/i, one posthumously, at its annual reunion on June 5, 2010, on the College’s Bronxville campus. The awards represent exceptional accomplishment on the part of the College’s graduates and this year’s winners are an unusually diverse group in terms of background and achievement.

    Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010

  • SLC Rowers to Compete in England’s Henley Women’s Regatta

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    Five rowers from the Sarah Lawrence College crew team are participating in the prestigious Henley Women’s Regatta in England June 18–20 for the first time in the history of the SLC rowing program.

    Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010

    Students
  • Office of Career Counseling wins first place award for Best Practices in Career Development at conference of Metro NY Career Planning Officer

    Required summary.

    Posted: Friday, June 4, 2010

    Staff
  • David Lindsay-Abaire ’92

    Pulitzer-winning author David Lindsay-Abaire ’92 discusses his life and his work with the as he prepares to be the honored playwright at this year's Great Plains Theatre Conference.

    Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010

  • Tessa Corthell ’07

    The Times-Picayune reports Tessa Corthell ’07 has been appointed the new director of the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, where she will direct rescue and adoption programs in an effort to reduce rates of euthanasia.

    Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010

    Alums, Environmental Studies, Science and Mathematics
  • Pam Tanowitz MFA '98 and Anne Lentz '98

    In , Alastair Macaulay offers a favorable review of The Wanderer Fantasy, choreographed by Pam Tanowitz MFA '98 and featuring Anne Lentz '98. Of the performance, Mr. Macaulay says, "The Wanderer Fantasy etches movement in the memory."

    Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Literature Faculty Member Nicolaus Mills

    Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills, who teaches American studies, writes about the cooperation between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats who have formed a coalition government in the United Kingdom on the ; Mills contrasts the political cooperation they are exhibiting through humor to what he says is “missing these days in American political life: a sense of proportion and gentleness.” Also, in an opinion piece in the , Mills writes about the liberal guilt he feels motivated Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut's Attorney General and Democratic contender for Senate, and Joseph J. Ellis, author and college professor, to lie about their military experience during the Vietnam era.

    Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • History faculty member Fawaz Gerges named inaugural director of The London School of Economics and Political Science's Middle East Centre

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    National media outlets, including , report on The London School of Economics and Political Science's launch of The Middle East Centre, a multidisciplinary research center focused on modern Middle Eastern cultures, societies, economics, and international relations. Fawaz Gerges, holder of SLC's Christian A. Johnson Chair in International Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies, will serve as the Centre's inaugural director, collaborating with Middle Eastern universities, scholars, civil society, and policy makers in speaking to a global audience about the region's strengths and challenges.

    Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

    Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences, Politics, Religion
  • Sarah Lawrence College

    Sarah Lawrence College's 82nd Spring Commencement, which featured a keynote address by actress and alumna Julianna Margulies, was covered by a number of local media outlets. WCBS-TV's reported on what it called a "star-packed event" in light of the fact that actress Anne Hathaway was in attendance to watch her brother Thomas, co-president of the senior class, address his fellow graduates. In addition to a story on , Commencement was featured in a Journal News article titled ; the newspaper also posted an from the day. And News 12 Westchester covered commencement with a feature titled .

    Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010

    Alums, SLC, Students
  • Award-Winning Actress Julianna Margulies Tells Graduates: “This Education is a Gift You Will Be Unwrapping for the Rest of Your Life”

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    Alumna and award-winning actress Julianna Margulies delivered the Commencement address to the Sarah Lawrence class of 2010 Friday, May 21, on the College’s southern Westchester County campus.

    Posted: Friday, May 21, 2010

    Alums, SLC
  • Model United Nations: Setting the Bar for Years to Come

    The Sarah Lawrence student delegation earned Honorable Mention at the National Model United Nations Conference for the second straight year.

    Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2010

    Humanities, Politics
  • The New York Times cites Julianna Margulies' The Good Wife as a new stomping ground for top theatre talent, including fellow alumna Tovah Feldshuh

    In an article titled "On TV, a New Refuge for Stage Actors," discusses how the CBS television series The Good Wife, starring alumna Julianna Margulies, has come to frequently feature "top-tier New York theater talent," including alumna Tovah Feldshuh, in its first season.

    Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Alumnus Allan Manings

    Publications nationwide, including , report on the death of alumnus Allan Manings, the co-creator of the television series One Day at a Time (1975-84) and one of the first male students to enroll at Sarah Lawrence as part of the GI Bill.
     

    Posted: Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    Alums
  • Zoe Alexander '13 designs and produces first-ever plantable high-fashion coat in Biomimicry Project

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    In an independent project for environmental studies faculty member "" class, first-year student Zoe Alexander designed and produced the first-ever plantable high-fashion coat in her Biomimicry Project. The project grew out of Alexander's desire to focus on how the aesthetic consumer industry of fashion may be made more sustainable. Learn more about the project at .

    Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010

    Environmental Studies, Science and Mathematics, Students
  • "You want to be nowhere else while she’s dancing:" NY Times gives rave review of dance faculty Sara Rudner's performance in Necessary Weather

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    Sara Rudner, the director of the dance program, received a glowing review for her recent Necessary Weather performance at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. "It is still easy to believe Ms. Rudner is the greatest dancer in the world. You want to be nowhere else while she’s dancing," writes reviewer Alastair Macaulay.

    Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance, Faculty
  • Dan Hurlin '79

    of Albany, NY, profiles theatre faculty member Dan Hurlin '79 and his play Disfarmer, which uses puppets to tell the story of American portrait photographer Mike Disfarmer.

    Posted: Friday, May 14, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Theatre
  • College’s "Yonkers Scholar" to pursue study of Muslim women, participate in Muslim-Jewish dialogues

    Sarah Lawrence College has announced that Scheherazad Al-Salamin will be the Class of 2014’s Yonkers Scholar. She will come to the College this fall after graduating from the Andalusia School, a private school on Walnut Street in Yonkers that combines academics and the study of Islam.

    Posted: Friday, May 14, 2010

    Humanities, Religion, Students
  • Jing Min Chia ’13 and Jake Schneider ’10

    Jing Min Chia ’13 and Jake Schneider ’10, along with other students, recently volunteered their time at the community garden at the Marsh Memorial Sanctuary in Mount Kisco, as reported by the .

    Posted: Monday, May 10, 2010

    Students
  • The New Yorker cites dance program director Sara Rudner as “a widely loved dancer” in reviewing her Necessary Weather collaboration

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    In , Sara Rudner, director of the dance program, is regarded as a “widely loved dancer” in a review of Necessary Weather, choreographed by Dana Reitz. Rudner and Reitz will perform Necessary Weather at the Baryshnikov Arts Center (NYC) from May 13-15.

    Posted: Monday, May 10, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance, Faculty
  • Scott Lehrer ’77 nominated for a Best Sound Design Tony Award for his work on
    A View from the Bridge

    reports that Scott Lehrer ’77 has been nominated for a Tony Award (Best Sound Design of a Play) for his work on A View from the Bridge.

    Posted: Monday, May 10, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • President Karen Lawrence publishes latest book

    President Karen Lawrence has just published Techniques for Living, a study of author Christine Brooke-Rose.

    Posted: Monday, May 10, 2010

    Administration
  • Women's History program director Priscilla Murolo '80 discusses the impact of the birth control pill 50 years after its approval by the FDA

    In an Agence France Presse article titled "50 years on, the pill still changes lives," picked up by media outlets worldwide including (UK), Priscilla Murolo '80, Director of the , discusses the impact the birth control pill has had on women since its approval by the US Food and Drug Administration.

    Posted: Thursday, May 6, 2010

    Alums, Faculty, History, Graduate Studies in Womens History
  • New York Times reporter William K. Rashbaum '83 covers the attempted car bombing in Times Square

    New York Times reporter William K. Rashbaum '83 has been covering the attempted car bombing in Times Square, New York City; a collection of his up-to-date articles is available on .

    Posted: Thursday, May 6, 2010

    Alums, Politics, Writing
  • Celebrating Oxford

    This year, Sarah Lawrence and Oxford celebrated the program’s 25th anniversary at a gathering at the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. In attendance were several Wadham officials, Sarah Lawrence alumnae/i who had studied in Oxford, and students set to travel there in September. They also toasted the 400th anniversary of Wadham’s founding.

    Posted: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

    Administration, Alums, SLC, Students
  • Undercovers, the latest series from writer-producer-director J.J. Abrams '88, picked up by NBC for fall season

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    Undercovers, a new drama series co-created, co-written, produced, and directed by J.J. Abrams ‘88, has been picked up by NBC for next season, as reported by and . The show is the first pick-up by the network for the coming year.

    Posted: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre, Visual Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses the epidemic of online belittling in a Wall Street Journal article titled, "Surviving the Age of Humiliation"

    In a article by Jeffrey Zaslow titled “Surviving the Age of Humiliation," Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills shares his thoughts on the epidemic of online belittling and how it has "helped create 'a culture of humiliation.'"

    Posted: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Author and Nasvhille resident Ann Patchett ’85 reflects on the Southeast's recent floods in a New York Times op-ed

    In an Op-Ed to , author and Nashville resident Ann Patchett ’85 reflects on her current and past experiences with flooding in the Southeast.
     

    Posted: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Sarah Lawrence College appoints new Vice President for Finance and Operations

    Sarah Lawrence College is proud to announce that Joseph Giovannelli has assumed the position of Vice President for Finance and Operations.

    Posted: Saturday, May 1, 2010

    Administration
  • Alec Soth '92

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    "Continental Picture Show," a video series in the online Opinion section of , photographer Alec Soth ’92 focuses on his travels around America. The first installment of the series, titled Ash Wednesday, New Orleans, examined cycles of sin and redemption in the aftermath of Mardi Gras. The second and current installment, Iowa Bird Story, follows Soth's quest to take a worthy photograph for a 114-year-old Iowan.

    Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Photography
  • Film on Campus

    Film events have been plentiful on campus this semester. Here's a recap of some of the major events that have taken place recently.

    Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, SLC, Students, Visual Arts
  • Students' community work, campus bike-share program win "Greenie" Awards

    Sarah Lawrence College’s bike share program, spearheaded by director of facilities Maureen Gallagher, and the work of students at the Buena Vista Community Gardens, led by Lisa Chodorkoff ’10, were among the 27 winners of the City of Yonkers Green Policy Task Force’s 2010 “Greenie” awards.

    Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010

    Environmental Studies, Science and Mathematics, SLC, Staff, Students
  • Alumna Tovah Feldshuh

    profiles alumna Tovah Feldshuh, who will reprise her role in Golda’s Balcony, the longest running one-woman show in Broadway history, in performances at the Old Globe in San Diego, CA from April 28-30.
     

    Posted: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre
  • The French Connection: President Sarkozy’s Higher Education Advisor Visits SLC

    Dr. Bernard Belloc, advisor on Higher Education and Research to President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, recently toured the Sarah Lawrence campus and was the guest of SLC President Karen Lawrence as she hosted a faculty and student reception in his honor.

    Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

    Administration, SLC
  • The SLC Connection: Four women with ties to SLC celebrate the fifth anniversary of their poetry press

    reports on the fifth anniversary of Toadlily Press, a small poetry publisher located in Chappaqua, New York. Toadlily was started by four women with SLC connections: Meredith Trede MFA '95, Jennifer Wallace MFA '98, Myrna Goodman, who took courses at the Writing Institute, and former SLC staff member Maxine Silverman.

    Posted: Monday, April 26, 2010

    Alums, CCE, Staff, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • On the road with Girlyman: Slate profiles the band founded by Nate Borofsky '97, Doris Muramatsu '96, and Ty Greenstein '96

    In an in-depth profile, goes on the road with Girlyman, the folk rock band founded by alums Nate Borofsky '97, Doris Muramatsu '96, and Ty Greenstein '96. Interviews with each band member are also available on .
     

    Posted: Monday, April 26, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Music
  • Variety profiles director Sanaa Hamri '96 in advance of her latest motion picture release

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    profiles Sanaa Hamri ’96, director of the upcoming feature film Just Wright, which it calls "the rare contemporary romantic comedy with an artistic sense of textures and shadows playing off thoughtful character development."
     
     

    Posted: Monday, April 26, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Visual Arts
  • Cornelia Read ’85

    reviews Invisible Boy, the latest novel by Cornelia Read ’85.
     

    Posted: Monday, April 26, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing
  • Film Exploring Connection between Nature and Learning Airing Across the Country in honor of Earth Day

    Public television stations across the nation are airing the film, , produced by Jonathan Diamond Associates in association with Sarah Lawrence College’s (CDI), in April and into May in honor of Earth Day. The program profiles the efforts of four schools and a community nature center in New York, New Jersey, and California to introduce children to the natural world and to encourage them—through play, classroom activities, exploration and their own creative work—to make a lasting connection to the environment.

    Posted: Friday, April 23, 2010

    Administration, CDI, Graduate Studies in Child Development, Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Psychology, SLC
  • "Colleges, students embrace 'green' spirit:" Warren Green and SLC featured prominently in Journal News article on sustainability

    The Earth Day issue of features an article titled "Colleges, students embrace 'green' spirit," which reports on the steps the College has taken, and continues to take, to promote and increase sustainability on campus. The sustainable house Warren Green and its residents are a prominent piece of the article.

    Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2010

    Administration, SLC, Students
  • Actress and this year's commencement speaker Julianna Margulies '89 profiled by W Magazine

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    Julianna Margulies '89, star of CBS's The Good Wife and the 2010 commencement speaker at SLC, is profiled in the May issue of .

    Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2010

    Alums, Theatre
  • SLC celebrates the 400th anniversary of Wadham College, Oxford...and the 25th anniversary of the Sarah Lawrence at Oxford year-long study abroad program

    Sir Neil Chalmers, the warden of Wadham College, Oxford University, spoke recently at a reception in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center celebrating the 400th anniversary of Wadham College's founding, and the 25th anniversary of the Sarah Lawrence at Oxford year-long study abroad program.

    Posted: Wednesday, April 21, 2010

    SLC, Students
  • Kara Walker-Tome '90

    writes about the Eighth Annual Showtel, an exhibition created and curated by Kara Walker-Tome '90 to showcase cutting-edge installation art by emerging artists. Showtel 8 is at Hotel Biba in West Palm Beach, FL.

    Posted: Wednesday, April 21, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Visual Arts
  • Sarah Lawrence College appoints new Vice President for Advancement

    Sarah Lawrence College is proud to announce that Charles Rasberry has assumed the position of Vice President for Advancement.

    Posted: Friday, April 16, 2010

    Administration, SLC
  • Meredith Monk ’64

    , an online archive of new media, interviews Isla Leaver-Yap, the curator of The Voice Is A Language, a film and performance program revolving around the work of Meredith Monk ’64.
     


    Posted: Thursday, April 15, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts
  • Sarah Lawrence Student Film Festival

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    The 4th Annual Sarah Lawrence Student Film Festival will be held for the first time at a commercial movie theatre, The Bronxville Cinemas, on April 22, 2010.

    Posted: Thursday, April 15, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Students, Visual Arts
  • Marcia Levy, Early Childhood Center Teacher

    In a article about parents and teachers working together, Marcia Levy, a teacher at the Early Childhood Center, recommends an open door policy where parents can talk to teachers and look at current projects.
     

    Posted: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    ECC, SLC
  • Huffington Post names SLC a "Top 10 Hipster College"

    recently named Sarah Lawrence a "Top 10 Hipster College," citing the school for having "long been a bastion for political activists."

    Posted: Monday, April 12, 2010

    SLC
  • Ann Patchett ’85 discusses the influence of former faculty member Allan Gurganus '72

    In an interview with , author Ann Patchett ’85 discusses the influence of former faculty member Allan Gurganus ’72 on her writing.
     

    Posted: Monday, April 12, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Artist-as-curator: Juliette Mapp ’93 participates in Danspace Project

    A article titled Choreographers Are Becoming Curators, Too explores Platforms 2010, a series of artist-as-curator programs conceived by Danspace Project executive director Judy Hussie-Taylor. The series is comprised of platforms conceived by four chosen choreographers, including Juliette Mapp ’93; her "particularly poignant" piece Back to New York City is discussed in detail.

    Posted: Monday, April 12, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Hip Hop Feminism

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    Carmen Ashhurst decided it was time to leave the music business when one of the acts she managed tried to communicate with her using a sawed-off shotgun.

    Posted: Friday, April 9, 2010

    History and the Social Sciences, SLC, Staff, Graduate Studies in Womens History
  • Michelle Wildgen MFA ’02

    In an interview with , author Michelle Wildgen MFA ’02 says pursuing an MFA at Sarah Lawrence connected her with “teachers and fellow writers who are still a great source of support and feedback.”

    Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2010

    Alums, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • William Schuman, Pulitzer Prize winner and former faculty member, profiled by The New York Times

    profiles the career of Pulitzer Prize winning composer and former Sarah Lawrence faculty member William Schuman, whose centennial is being celebrated this year.
     

    Posted: Tuesday, April 6, 2010

    Faculty, Music
  • Vanity Fair profiles Amanda Burden '76, calls her "arguably the most influential figure in New York City government, next to Mayor Bloomberg"

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    The May issue of profiles director of city planning Amanda Burden ’76, calling her "arguably the most influential figure in New York City government, next to Mayor Bloomberg.”

    Posted: Tuesday, April 6, 2010

    Alums, Environmental Studies
  • Sophie Auster ’10 talks albums, movies, modeling, and graduation with
    The Times of London and Nylon magazine

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    Sophie Auster ’10 talks to and magazine about the major events happening in her life: a new movie, a new album, a new modeling campaign... and her upcoming graduation from SLC.

    Posted: Tuesday, April 6, 2010

    Art History, Creative and Performing Arts, Humanities, Students, Visual Arts, Writing
  • You can't judge a book with no cover: MFA writing student Bindu Wiles makes a case for book covers in The New York Times

    Bindu Wiles, an MFA student in the graduate nonfiction writing program, comments on the value and importance of book covers and their absence from e-book readers in an article featured in and several other nationwide media outlets.

    Posted: Monday, April 5, 2010

    Students, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Trustee Mentors

    The transition from college life to a meaningful career can be tough. But thanks to a new pilot program at SLC, 20 graduating students now have a guide.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

  • "This Progress," These Teachers

    Three Sarah Lawrence teachers recently experienced the Guggenheim Museum—not as visitors, but as part of the art. Roy Brand (philosophy), Danny Kaiser (literature), and Fred Smoler (literature) participated in “This Progress,” an exhibit by British-German artist Tino Sehgal that ran for six weeks and was part of the Guggenheim’s 50th anniversary celebration.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

    Faculty
  • Annette Cravens ’45 displays art collection in Buffalo, New York

    profiles “Craven’s World: the Human Aesthetic,” the copious art collection of Annette Cravens ’45, which consist of over 1,100 handmade items in a display of historical artifacts.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

    Alums
  • Why I Dance: Rashuan Mitchell ’00 shares his story with Dance Magazine

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    In , Rashuan Mitchell ’00, who The New York Times' chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay called "the most riveting dancer in the Merce Cunningham Danc Company," shares his story in a piece titled Why I Dance.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Writing faculty member Scott Snyder launches American Vampire comic book with help from Stephen King

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    reviews American Vampire, a "very smart" new comic book series created by writing faculty member Scott Snyder. Snyder enlisted the help of writer Stephen King for an issue of the book, which EW applauds for adding "new twists on the vampire genre."

    Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Ann Patchett '85 to judge NPR's Three-Minute Fiction contest

    Ann Patchett '85 will be judging Round Four of NPR's Three-Minute Fiction short story contest. The winner of this round will get signed copies of Truth and Beauty: A Friendship and What now?, which was based on her commencement speech to the Class of 2006 at SLC.

    Posted: Monday, March 29, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Visual Arts faculty member Dawn Clements is a participating artist in the Whitney Biennial

    Visual Arts faculty member Dawn Clements is a participating artist in the 2010 , which runs through May 30.

    Posted: Friday, March 26, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Visual Arts
  • Gloria Norris '77

    The March issue of reflects on the making of Raging Bull, including the role played by Gloria Norris '77 in the writing and re-writing of the screenplay. Norris had earlier worked with another Sarah Lawrence alumnus, filmmaker Brian DePalma '77.

    Posted: Friday, March 26, 2010

  • Laura Weil, director of the Health Advocacy graduate program, advises readers in an article on healthcare

    On , Laura Weil, director of the Health Advocacy graduate program, advises patients to ask hospitals about a financial assistance program to help pay for medical bills.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

    Administration, Faculty, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy
  • "The Botanist Hacker:" Stephen Smith '03 combines biology and computer science with revolutionary results

    The March issue of profiles Stephen Smith '03, calling him the "Botanist Hacker" for the ways in which he combines his skills in biology and computer science—ways previously unimagined by scientists. Smith received the Ed Cogan Prize for science and mathematics upon graduating from SLC, and went on to earn his PhD at Yale.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

    Alums, Biology, Computer Science, Science and Mathematics
  • Largest Free Poetry Festival in New York Brings “Radical Truths” to Participants at Sarah Lawrence College

    The seventh Annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival, with a working theme of “Radical Truths,” will be held April 15 to 18 on the College’s campus in Yonkers, NY, near the village of Bronxville. Entirely student-run, it is the largest free poetry festival in the state. All readings and events are open to the public. For more information please call (914) 395 2412 or email .

    Posted: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

    SLC, Students, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Writing faculty member Tina Chang is Brooklyn's new poet laureate

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    profiles Tina Chang, a member of the writing faculty and Brooklyn's new poet laureate.

    Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing
  • Reports from the Field: Health Advocacy team blogs from Mossville, Louisiana, as they aid residents of this "toxic town"

    Faculty member Rebecca O. Johnson and eight students from the are blogging this week from Mossville, Louisiana, where they are helping Mossville Environmental Action Now (MEAN) assess the health care needs of a community made ill by toxins emitted by refineries and chemical processing plants. Follow the students' blog and Rebecca's blog for reports from the field.

    Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010

    Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy, Humanities, Science and Mathematics
  • Elizabeth Catherine Wright ’65, granddaughter of Frank Lloyd Wright, Publishes New Book

    On Maryland's , Elizabeth Catherine Wright ’65, granddaughter of Frank Lloyd Wright, shares her parents' Depression-era love letters in her new book, Dear Bob, Dear Betty: Love and Marriage During the Great Depression.

    Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2010

    Alums
  • Literature Faculty Member Danny Kaiser Serves as Guide in Show by Artist Tino Sehgal

    Literature faculty member Danny Kaiser was one of the “interpreters” in a show at the Guggenheim Museum by artist Tino Sehgal, and comments in about the viewers with whom he interacted.

    Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2010

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • SLC's gender-neutral housing covered by Los Angeles Times

    Sarah Lawrence is one of several colleges and universities including Cornell, Dartmouth, Stanford, Wesleyan, Haverford, and the University of Michigan that have made gender-neutral housing available to students. An story covers this trend in college housing.

    Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2010

    SLC, Students
  • Sarah Lawrence College Awarded Mellon Grant to Expand Environmental Studies and Foster "Green" Careers

    President Karen Lawrence today announced an innovative planning program to expand and strengthen environmental initiatives across the curriculum, including preparing students for a new generation of “green careers.” Assisted by a planning grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the selective College will sponsor a series of programs on campus and a long-term planning process designed to build cutting-edge, environmental offerings based on its historic strengths in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

    Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010

    Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Studies, Science and Mathematics, SLC
  • Merle Rosenblatt Goldman Chair in Asian Studies Announced at Sarah Lawrence College

    A new academic chair in Asian Studies, with a focus on modern Chinese history, has been established with a $1,500,000 gift from Marshall I. Goldman in honor of his wife, alumna and former trustee of the College Merle Rosenblatt Goldman ’53.

    Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010

    Alums, Asian Studies, Donors, Faculty, Humanities
  • Literature Faculty Member Nicolaus Mills

    On , literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses the possible repeal of a ban on mixed martial arts in New York state, despite the sport's violent nature.

    Posted: Tuesday, March 9, 2010

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Filmmaking faculty member Damani Baker ‘96 discusses his new documentary on Bill Withers

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    Filmmaking faculty member Damani Baker ’96 is co-director of Still Bill, a documentary about singer-songwriter Bill Withers ("Ain’t No Sunshine”, “Lean on Me”), which describes as “an unshowy, confident attempt to render the personality of a man who wrote so well and then walked away…” Baker recently discussed the documentary on NPR's "All Thing Considered." .

    Posted: Tuesday, March 9, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Filmmaking, Visual Arts
  • Health Advocacy graduate students to assist residents of toxic town

    Eight Sarah Lawrence College graduate students are assisting the residents of Mossville, LA, suffering illnesses—in highly disproportionate numbers to the general population—from the effects of air and ground water pollution.

    Posted: Tuesday, March 9, 2010

    Environmental Studies, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy, Science and Mathematics, Students
  • Jessica Kane MFA ’06

    of Glen Falls, New York, profiles Jessica Kane MFA ’06 and her CD Straining to Parallel Park in an Empty Field: A Series of Interruptions on the Way to Getting Somewhere, a collection of her personal thoughts.

    Posted: Monday, March 8, 2010

  • Jenna Esposito ’00

    reports that Jenna Esposito ’00 will be performing That’s Amore, paying tribute to the patrons of Patsy’s Italian Restaurant over the years, which included Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Dean Martin, in a one-night only performance on March 22 at Feinstein’s in New York.

    Posted: Friday, March 5, 2010

    Alums
  • Marleise Brosnan MA ’09

    In a article about new careers for older professionals, Marleise Brosnan MA ’09 discusses the role she played as a corporate human relations executive, advocating for an ill employee, which led her to pursue a master’s degree in SLC’s graduate Health Advocacy Program.

    Posted: Thursday, March 4, 2010

    Alums, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy, Humanities
  • Porochista Khakpour ’00

    In a cover story for , Porochista Khakpour ’00 sits down with award-winning novelist Danzy Senna "to dish for a few hours on our favorite topics: race, ethnicity, difficult fathers, and nonfiction versus fiction." Khakpour met Senna as a senior at Sarah Lawrence while taking Senna’s fiction workshop class.

    Posted: Thursday, March 4, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Kristen Dillman ’11

    In an op-ed in , Kristen Dillman ’11 shares her thoughts about a train ride she endured while sitting next to a “cell-phone offender.”

    Posted: Thursday, March 4, 2010

    Students
  • Amanda Ross ’88

    profiles the Center for Therapeutic Riding of the East End (CTREE), an organization founded by Amanda Ross ’88 to help children with special needs develop their physical, emotional, social, sensory, and cognitive skills through horseback riding.

    Posted: Tuesday, March 2, 2010

    Alums
  • Sara Wilford, director of the Art of Teaching graduate program

    In a article titled Creating Closeness, Sara Wilford, director of the Art of Teaching graduate program, details six ways parents can nurture their child’s relationship with books and words and build a solid foundation of literacy.

    Posted: Tuesday, March 2, 2010

    Graduate Studies in Art of Teaching, Faculty, Humanities
  • Sarah Hreyo ’12 among winners of AspiringDocs.org video contest

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    Sarah Hreyo ’12, who aspires to be a pediatrician, has been named one of the winners of the video contest as reported by the . Her winning video can be seen on the .

    Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2010

    Pre-med, Science and Mathematics, Students
  • Literature Faculty Member Nicolaus Mills

    In , literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses Tiger Woods’ treatment in the press and the challenges he faces.

    Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Alumna Elizabeth Eslami Discusses Debut Novel, Life as an Iranian-American Author with The Bend Bulletin

    The reviews Bone Worship, the debut novel of alumna Elizabeth Eslami.

    Posted: Monday, February 22, 2010

    Alums
  • Alumna Tovah Feldshuh

    The Broadway Beauty Pageant, the annual benefit event of New York's Ali Forney Center, which provides support and shelter to the LGBT community, will be hosted by alumna Tovah Feldshuh, as reported by .

    Posted: Monday, February 22, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • 12th Annual Women’s History Month Conference

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    The 12th annual Women's History Month Conference, bearing the theme The Message is in the Music: Hip Hop Feminism, Riot Grrrl, Latina Music, and More, will be held on March 5 and 6.

    Posted: Monday, February 22, 2010

    History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, SLC, Graduate Studies in Womens History
  • Molière’s Masterpiece Tartuffe to be Performed with a New Ending

    A new ending to Molière’s seventeenth century masterpiece, Tartuffe, will be presented at SLC March 4-6.

    Posted: Monday, February 22, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Students, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Brooke Ciardelli ’87

    reports Damascus, directed by Brooke Ciardelli ’87, will be showing from February 17 through March 7 at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT.

    Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010

    Alums
  • Nurse Jackie actress Merritt Wever ’02 profiled by Los Angeles Times

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    profiles actress Merritt Wever ’02, who plays one of the leads opposite Annette Bening in the stage production, The Female of the Species, “a farcical look at '60s feminist ideology and its present-day fall-out.”

    Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010

  • Meredith Monk '64

    The career of Meredith Monk, who became a prominent name in the arts after studying music and dance at Sarah Lawrence College in the ‘60s, has been documented in a film titled Inner Voice. It was reviewed by the .

    Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Music
  • Alumna Julianna Margulies, star of The Good Wife, to deliver commencement address

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    Award-winning actress and alumna Julianna Margulies will deliver the Commencement address to the Sarah Lawrence class of 2010 on Friday, May 21.

    Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Beverly Emmons ’65

    , a journal for live entertainment professionals, profiles the work of Beverly Emmons ’65 in lighting the remake of Dance, originally choreographed by Lucinda Childs ’62 in 1979.

    Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2010

    Alums
  • Acclaimed Filmmakers Ken Jacobs and Bruno Barreto Present Screenings and Talks

    Films and accompanying talks by highly acclaimed filmmakers Ken Jacobs and Bruno Barreto will be presented at Sarah Lawrence College the week of February 22.

    Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Film History, Visual Arts
  • Alumna Barbara Walters - News

    Alumna Barbara Walters talks to Caryn McBride of the about her career and the state of journalism today.

    Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010

    Alums
  • Barbara Kolsun ’71

    , a popular blog that covers important people in Manhattan, profiles the career of Barbara Kolsun ’71.

    Posted: Friday, February 12, 2010

    Alums
  • Psychology Faculty Member Jan Drucker

    In response to a cover story in about admission testing for kindergarten, Psychology faculty member Jan Drucker suggests that a diversified group of children, with different talents and interests, benefits all members of a classroom.

    Posted: Friday, February 12, 2010

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Psychology
  • College hosts Symposium on the Black Power Movement

    New studies that challenge the old narratives of Civil Rights and Black Power will be discussed in-depth at a week-long International Black Power Studies Symposium at Sarah Lawrence College from Monday, February 15 through Saturday, February 20.

    Posted: Friday, February 12, 2010

    Africana Studies, Faculty, History, Humanities, SLC
  • Around the Round Table with Barbara Walters: The Incomparable Interviewer Answers the Questions

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    “You’re very smart, smarter than almost anyone in this country, going to this school,” stated Barbara Walters, broadcasting legend and Sarah Lawrence alumna, when she returned to campus on January 29 to answer questions about her life and career.

    Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2010

    Alums
  • Dani Shapiro '83

    reviews Devotion, the new memoir by Dani Shapiro '83, in which she explores the meaning of faith and religion. Shapiro also appeared on the to discuss the book.

    Posted: Monday, February 8, 2010

    Alums
  • Maria Finn MFA ’95

    Maria Finn MFA ’95 talks to the about her new book Hold Me Tight & Tango Me Home, recounting how she turned to tango for comfort after her divorce.

    Posted: Monday, February 8, 2010

    Alums
  • Literature Faculty Member Nicolaus Mills

    In an opinion article in , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills provides evidence that J.D. Salinger might not have thought so harshly of his ability to teach college students, as he suggested in an interview with the editor of the New Yorker in 1951, had he known that the Sarah Lawrence students and professor who heard and observed him thought just the opposite.

    Posted: Monday, February 8, 2010

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Teach-In on Haiti

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    In the aftermath of the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, SLC faculty, staff and students have struggled for a way to make sense of the tragedy and respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis. 

    Posted: Monday, February 8, 2010

    Economics, Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Literature, Psychology
  • Translating Tartuffe

    In March, theatregoers at Sarah Lawrence’s Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre will see OBIE Award-winning playwright Amlin Gray’s recent translation and new ending to Moliere’s masterpiece, Tartuffe.

    Posted: Friday, February 5, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Writing Faculty Member Tina Chang

    reports that Writing faculty member Tina Chang has been named the poet laureate of Brooklyn.

    Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2010

  • Zoe Keating ’93

    Ansul Ashby of says that Once Cello x 16, the debut album of Zoe Keating ’93, is a “testament both to her technological abilities and her musical talent.”

    Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

    Alums
  • Jessica Flood ’00

    The performance of Jessica Flood ’00 in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is lauded by the , which remarks that Flood “creates a memorable presence.”

    Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Drew Snyder ’08

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    The profiles painter Drew Snyder ’08, founder of Andrews Gallery, where he is also the resident artist.

    Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts
  • Christina Thela ’10

    Christina Thela ’10 talks about her internship at the City Council President’s office in Yonkers, NY, with the local publication, .

    Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

    Students
  • Dance MFA Student Rebecca Moore

    In a Letter to the Editor to , current Dance MFA student Rebecca Moore shares insight on what she has learned under the tutelage of Sara Rudner, director of the dance program, as she congratulates her on her award of achievement from the magazine.

    Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance, Students
  • Alice Walker ‘69

    Alice Walker ‘69 recollects her friendship with the late Howard Zinn, which began at Spelman College where she was a student and he a professor in the early sixties, and how her transfer to Sarah Lawrence followed shortly after he left the Atlanta college, as reported by numerous outlets including the .

    Posted: Monday, February 1, 2010

    Alums
  • Holly Robinson Peete '86

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    profiles the career of actress, author, and philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete '86 a contestant in this season's Celebrity Apprentice set to air in March on NBC.

    Posted: Friday, January 29, 2010

    Alums
  • Karlin Mbah HAP ’07 and Betti Weimersheimer HAP ’00

    On WYNC's , Karlin Mbah HAP ’07 and Betti Weimersheimer HAP ’00, both of the FRIA (Friends and Relatives of the Institutionalized Aged), discuss national health care reform efforts.

    Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2010

    Alums
  • Camonghne Felix

    Camonghne Felix, who will enter Sarah Lawrence as a first-year student in the fall, read one of her poems as part of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day panel at the Brooklyn Museum, hosted by ’s Brian Lehrer and broadcasted on his show. (Reading begins at 42:02)

    Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2010

    Students
  • Cris Villonco ’06

    Cris Villonco ’06 talks to about her role as Bernadette in Repertory Phillipines’ recent production of Romeo & Bernadette.

    Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2010

    Alums
  • Jon Kinzel MFA ’09

    interviews Jon Kinzel MFA ’09 about his new work , Responsible Ballet and What We Need is a Bench to Put Books On.

    Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Julianna Margulies ’89

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    Julianna Margulies ’89 won "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series" for The Good Wife at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 23, 2010, as reported by news outlets nationwide, including . This is her seventh nomination and third win from the Screen Actors Guild.

    Posted: Monday, January 25, 2010

    Alums
  • Alumna Syreeta McFadden

    Alumna Syreeta McFadden comments in a article on a study by the Pew Foundation that finds an increasing number of women are marrying men who are less educated and earn less money than they do.

    Posted: Friday, January 22, 2010

    Alums
  • Alumnus Alex Carleton

    Alumnus Alex Carleton, founder of fashion label Rogues Gallery, talks to about his new role as L.L Bean’s Signature Creative Director.

    Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2010

    Alums
  • Janice Simpson ’72

    reports that Janice Simpson ’72 has been named Contributing Entertainment Editor of W Magazine.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

    Alums
  • Julianna Margulies ’89

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    Julianna Margulies ’89 won a Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Television Drama for "The Good Wife", as reported by news outlets nationwide, including the New York . When the importance of winning the award, Margulies responded, "oh, it's awfully nice, I mean any actor who says they don't want to get one is lying...but it shouldn't be your goal, the goal should be good work and fulfillment in what you do."

    Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

    Alums
  • Literature Discussion: Ilja Wachs on the 19th Century Novel

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    Acclaimed Sarah Lawrence College faculty member Ilja Wachs commences this new series of talks on literature with his discussion of the 19th Century novel.

    Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Nancy Bennett ’73

    reports that Nancy Bennett ’73 has been selected as one of 22 finalists for the 2010 Athena Award, which recognizes women for their professional excellence, community service, and for actively helping women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

    Alums
  • Beth Powning '71

    talks to Beth Powning '71 about her new historical novel, The Sea Captain’s Wife. In the interview, Powning discusses how she uses theatre exercises she learned at SLC to inhabit her characters' headspaces.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

    Alums
  • Lesley Gore ’68

    Lesley Gore ’68 talks to about the early stages of her career and the inspiration behind her songs.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

    Alums
  • Theatre Faculty Member Christine Farrell

    reports on Princes of Waco, featuring theater faculty member Christine Farrell. The play opened January 11 at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Life is a Cabaret

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    Three alumni—including choreographer Christopher Williams '99—return to campus to work on the student production of Cabaret.

    Posted: Monday, January 11, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Holly Robinson Peete '86

    reports that Holly Robinson Peete '86 will be one of the contestants on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, set to air in March.

    Posted: Wednesday, January 6, 2010

    Alums
  • Leslie Elias ’76 and Vanessa Roe ’77

    As reported by the , The Grumbling Gryphons, a theatrical troupe co-founded by Leslie Elias ’76 and Vanessa Roe ’77, celebrated its 30th anniversary with a special performance of “The Ghost Net: An Environmental Musical of the Sea.”

    Posted: Tuesday, January 5, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Sara Rudner, Director of the Dance Program

    Dancing-on-View (Preview/Hindsight), by Sara Rudner, director of the dance program, was named among the best dance events of the decade in the .

    Posted: Monday, January 4, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance, Faculty
  • Human Genetics Faculty Member Robert Marion

    As reported by the , Dr. Robert Marion, a member of the faculty of the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, was honored with the Zella Bronfman Butler Award award from the UJA-Federation of New York’s Task Force on People With Disabilities for his commitment to enriching the lives of children and adults with physical, developmental, and learning disabilities.

    Posted: Monday, January 4, 2010

    Faculty, Graduate Studies in Human Genetics, Science and Mathematics
  • X-Ray Specs

    You’re a scientist. You work with powders, crystals, and particles that are too tiny to be seen. How can you tell what they’re made of? If you’re at Sarah Lawrence, you could use the x-ray diffractometer the College acquired over the summer.

    Posted: Monday, January 4, 2010

    Science and Mathematics, SLC
  • 2009 in Review

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    Quite a year, 2009-marked by an economic recession, the start of a historic American presidency, and the deaths of beloved icons like Merce Cunningham, Michael Jackson, and Ted Kennedy, to name a few.

    Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2009

  • Two SLC Students Win Top Prize in Met-Sponsored Writing Contest

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    Sarah Lawrence students Elissa Hutson '11 and Bianca Galvez '11 shared the top prize in the recent fiction writing contest held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which asked college students to write a short story in response to Robert Frank's photographs of Americans in the 1950s, "Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans," a special exhibition that ran through January 3.

    Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • SLC Dean’s Book Named One of the Best by Times Literary Supplement

    The Times Literary Supplement has named a book co-authored by Dean of the College and art historian Jerrilynn D. Dodds a 2009 “best book of the year.”

    Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2009

    Administration, Art History, Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Religion
  • Laura Weil, Director of the Health Advocacy Graduate Program

    On , Laura Weil, director of the Health Advocacy graduate program, advises patients what kind of questions to ask a health advocacy professional before selecting one.

    Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2009

    Faculty, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy, Science and Mathematics
  • Theatre faculty member Dan Hurlin Awarded USA Fellowship

    Theatre Faculty member Dan Hurlin ’79 has been awarded a United States Artists’ Fellowship. He is one of 50 Fellows named by the national grant-making and advocacy organization and will receive a $50,000 unrestricted grant. The USA Fellows for 2009 hail from 18 states and range in age from 28 to 82. Chosen for the caliber and impact of their work, they include contemporary experimenters and traditional practitioners.

    Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Alumnae Julianna Margulies ’89 and Kyra Sedgwick

    Alumnae Julianna Margulies ’89 and Kyra Sedgwick are both nominated for a Golden Globe in the category Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Drama, as reported by the .

    Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2009

    Alums
  • While They Meet in Copenhagen… Sarah Lawrence College Announces Results of Living Sustainably

    As leaders deliberate at the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce the results of an analysis of its first energy efficient residence hall: a ninety-one percent savings in energy from the previous year and a sixty-eight percent cost savings.* The impressive reduction in energy use and carbon emissions is attributed to the energy efficient retrofitting of a residence hall and the sustainable practices used by the students.

    Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

    Environmental Studies, Science and Mathematics, SLC, Students
  • College Year in Athens with Cameron Afzal

    Religion faculty member Cameron Afzal narrates a slideshow recapping his time spent in Greece last summer as part of the College Year in Athens Summer session.

    Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

    History, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Politics, Religion, Sociology
  • Laura Weil, Director of the Health Advocacy Graduate Program

    In the , Laura Weil, director of the Health Advocacy graduate program, advises people to be aware of potential conflicts when hiring a health advocate.

    Posted: Monday, December 14, 2009

    Faculty, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy, Science and Mathematics
  • Literature Faculty Member Nicolaus Mills

    In a special commentary to , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses how Sarah Lawrence maintains its core mission despite the current economic hardships colleges and universities are experiencing nationwide.

    Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Mara Farrell ’77

    The December issue of lists Mara Farrell ’77 as one of the “People to Watch” for her work in preserving the Fishkill Supply Depot, a historic military site.

    Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2009

    Alums
  • Andrei Zolotov

    Americans’ serious attitude toward fire safety, experienced as an exchange student at Sarah Lawrence in 1990, was one of his first impressions of this country, writes Andrei Zolotov in an essay on the recent night club fire in Perm, in an online about Russia.

    Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2009

    Alums
  • Sarah Lawrence College

    notes in an article titled "Small tuition, big debt for public-college kids" that alumnae/i of Sarah Lawrence and other private colleges and universities graduate with lower student loan debt than graduates of public colleges and universities even though public institutions have much lower tuition costs.

    Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2009

    SLC
  • Sarah Singleton ’71

    Sarah Singleton ’71 will be appointed First Judicial District judge in Sante Fe, New Mexico, as reported by .

    Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2009

    Alums
  • Nate Borofsky '97, Doris Muramatsu '96, and Ty Greenstein '96

    (NC) profiles Girlyman, a folk rock band consisting of Nate Borofsky '97, Doris Muramatsu '96, and Ty Greenstein '96.

    Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2009

    Alums
  • SLC Faculty Members Lauded by Their Peers

    Members of the Sarah Lawrence College faculty Sara Rudner, John Dillon, William Shullenberger, Joshua Muldavin, and Melissa Frazier have been recognized by their peers recently with prestigious awards for their work.

    Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance, Faculty, Geography, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Literature, Russian, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • History Faculty Member Fawaz Gerges

    In a special commentary to , Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in International Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies, shares his opinion on President Obama’s decision to deploy more troops to Afghanistan.

    Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2009

    Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences
  • Brooke Anderson ’86

    reports that President Obama will appoint Brooke Anderson ’86 as the Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.

    Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2009

    Alums
  • Julianna Margulies ’89

    reports that Julianna Margulies ’89 will be honored for her achievements in theater, film, and television at the 25th Anniversary New York Stage and Film (SAF) winter gala on December 13.

    Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Sarah Lawrence College

    Charis Wilson, model, muse and, for a time, wife of photographer Edward Wilson, died recently at the age of 95. She won a scholarship to Sarah Lawrence College but, impoverished by the Depression, her father refused to send her. Instead she worked as a secretary and then at a dress shop operated by her mother. The story was reported in the and numerous newspapers around the country.

    Posted: Monday, November 30, 2009

    SLC
  • Radial Courses

    Sarah Lawrence student dancers will present Radial Courses, a 1976 masterpiece by Lucinda Childs, post-modern choreographer and Sarah Lawrence College graduate, December 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bessie Schonberg Dance Theatre. The piece is a product of Childs’ exploration of issues of time and space through movement and sound and the students had an opportunity to study the dance with Ms. Childs, who has been the Viola Farber Artist-in-Residence this fall.

    Posted: Monday, November 30, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance, Students
  • Laura Weil, Director of the Health Advocacy Graduate Program

    In a article, Laura Weil, director of the Health Advocacy graduate program, comments on the “concierge” care model that many doctors are following today.

    Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009

    Faculty, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy, Science and Mathematics
  • Yoko Ono

    Alumna Yoko Ono is quoted in the regarding her experience at Sarah Lawrence, "It was kind of an exciting school… they encouraged us to be creative."

    Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009

    Alums
  • Rachael Solomon ’09

    The interviews Rachael Solomon ’09 about her new position as Program Coordinator at the Hopper House Art Center, the house where famous artist Edward Hopper spent his childhood.

    Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009

    Alums
  • Sarah Lawrence College

    On MSNBC’s , Matthews jokingly asks if Sarah Lawrence College is the “key to the [Obama] administration” when the pros and cons of the types of institutions attended by his administrators were being discussed.

    Note: The Sarah Lawrence mention is at the 3:00 mark.

    Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009

    SLC
  • David Lindsay-Abaire ’92

    reviews the production of Rabbit Hole, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play written by David Lindsay-Abaire ’92, showing at Pace University's Woodward Hall Theatre in Briarcliff Manor, New York.

    Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Michelle Wildgen MFA ’02

    profiles Michelle Wildgen MFA ’02 and her new novel But Not for Long.

    Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009

    Alums
  • Imagining Reform

    In the midst of the contentious debate about health care reform, just about the last thing that comes to mind is poetry. But at an October panel discussion on health care, health advocacy faculty member Mark Schlesinger read a poem aloud then suggested that poetic, creative thinking could improve the entire health care system. “As part of the reform debate, we can use the tools of the poet” —like metaphor and analogy— “to help people learn how to think about health care beyond their own experience,” he said.

    Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy, Humanities, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • The Devil Is in the Details: Current Health Care Reform Proposals

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    We're hearing various terms and phrases in the health care debate. What do they mean? How legitimate are these concerns? Join us in Heimbold on October 26 for a panel discussion about Health Care Reform to learn about the proposals for changing our health care system.

    Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009

    Faculty, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy
  • Music Faculty Member Carsten Schmidt

    reports that Music faculty member Carsten Schmidt will perform Bach’s Clavieruebung on harpsichord as part of the Staunton Music Festival on November 21.

    Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Music
  • Room to Lounge

    Students in Hill House have more room to socialize since the opening of two new lounges in October. Previously, the pre-war apartment complex had no common areas for larger gatherings. But the two renovated apartments on the first floor now provide space to hang out, watch TV, have meetings, or study.

    Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2009

    Students
  • Stephanie Viola ’00

    Stephanie Viola ’00, co-owner of the Riot Group theater company along with fellow alumnae/i Adriano Shaplin ’00 and Andrew Friedman ’99, talks about the company, the people who inspire her, and advice she would give to teenage girls with the online magazine .

    Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Annual Science Lecture: Carl Safina

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    Dr. Safina will also discuss how scientific findings have ethical implications, how religion and science are converging toward common cause on environmental matters, and how moral responses can add momentum toward solutions that are becoming increasingly crucial.

    Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

    Biology, Environmental Studies, Science and Mathematics
  • Matthew Klauber ’03

    In the , Matthew Klauber ’03 writes about the political, economic, and social divide between North and South Korea.

    Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009

    Alums
  • Deborah Moldow ’70

    reports that Deborah Moldow ’70, a representative to the United Nations for the World Peace Prayer Society, is the recipient of the Spirit of the United Nations Award for her efforts to promote peace.

    Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009

    Alums
  • Sara Rudner, Director of the Dance Program

    Sara Rudner, director of the dance program, is quoted in magazine about the late Kermit Love, who was one of the theatre world’s most original costume designers.

    Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009

    Faculty
  • Eva Golinger ’94

    In a article that has been covered internationally, Eva Golinger ’94 writes about the U.S. Air Force document that discusses the installation of a military base in Colombia.

    Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009

    Alums
  • Psychology Faculty Member Jan Drucker

    In , psychology faculty member Jan Drucker shares her tips on how parents can spend more quality time with their children in order to strengthen the parent-child bond.

    Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Psychology
  • Walking the High Line

    New York City’s newest park is elevated 30 feet above the city streets, on the tracks of a defunct rail line. On October 14, photography faculty member Joel Sternfeld led a a small group of the College's closest supporters on a tour of the High Line park, starting at Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District. Sternfeld had photographed the High Line back when it was an abandoned structure overgrown with wild plants. He was one of a handful of people who had legal permission to explore the tracks, and his photos helped end the long battle between the preservationists and developers who fought over the fate of the High Line for two decades.

    Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009

  • Jane Alexander ’61

    reports that Jane Alexander ’61 will star in Thom Thomas’ A Moon to Dance By at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey from November 17–December 13. The play is directed by Alexander’s husband and SLC theatre faculty member Edwin Sherin.

    Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Yonkers High School Students Recognized for Writing on Global Matters at Sarah Lawrence College

    Twenty-three Yonkers high school students will have an opportunity to read from their original writing at an awards program at Sarah Lawrence College at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 16. The students are being recognized for their Fulbright Association-sponsored participation in a week-long writing workshop held at the College in July. The awards program takes place during International Education Week.

    Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, High School, Humanities, SLC, Writing
  • Rashaun Mitchell ’00

    Rashaun Mitchell ’00 talks to about the late Merce Cunningham, studying under the late Viola Farber during his time at Sarah Lawrence, and how dancing “saved him.”

    Posted: Monday, November 9, 2009

    Alums
  • Libby Emmons ’97

    reports that Libby Emmons ’97 is the recipient of The Clubbed Thumb’s $15,000 Biennial Commission for her play Zeropia.

    Posted: Monday, November 9, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Telling His Story: Student Helps WWII Veteran Tell His Tale

    Personal essays can resonate with readers when writers reveal the truth about their life journeys. Writers  benefit too as they unearth memories, distill them into words, and share their experiences with the world. World War II veteran Marty Schwager, now 88, had such an experience a decade ago when trying his hand at writing through a program co-sponsored by Sarah Lawrence College and the SOS program of the JCY-Westchester Community Partners (Jewish Council of Yonkers).

    Posted: Monday, November 9, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, SLC, Students, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Sara Rudner, Director of the Dance Program

    reports that Sara Rudner, director of the dance program at Sarah Lawrence, is a winner of the 52nd Dance Magazine Awards for her contributions to dance.

    Posted: Tuesday, November 3, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance, Faculty
  • Former Faculty Member Peter Drucker

    reports on the Drucker centennial, which marks Peter Drucker’s 100th Birthday. Drucker was a former Sarah Lawrence economics faculty member and world-renowned writer, management consultant, and "father of modern management.”

    Posted: Tuesday, November 3, 2009

    Economics, Faculty
  • Jane Alexander ’61

    The education and career of Jane Alexander ’61 are profiled in an article on .

    Posted: Monday, November 2, 2009

  • Jane Alexander ’61

    The education and career of Jane Alexander ’61 are profiled in an article on .

    Posted: Monday, November 2, 2009

    Alums
  • Jenna Esposito ’00

    reports the release of To Connie, Love Jenna, the tribute CD by Jenna Esposito ’00 to Connie Francis, one of best-selling female vocalists of the 20th Century.

    Posted: Monday, November 2, 2009

    Alums
  • Free Rides

    The College rolled out a bike-share program earlier this month, placing six lime-green bicycles in a designated rack in front of the library. Students, faculty, and staff can now borrow a bike to get around on campus, to pedal into town, or just to get some exercise.

    Posted: Friday, October 30, 2009

  • Katherine Pope ’94

    profiles the career of “rising TV star” Katherine Pope ’94—a career that has included an internship at ABC News when she was a senior at Sarah Lawrence.

    Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2009

    Alums
  • Writing Faculty Member Stephen O’Connor

    In , writing faculty member Stephen O’Connor hopes that a younger audience like “his students at Sarah Lawrence” will read Electric Literature, a new quarterly literary magazine that features his story Love in the second issue.

    Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Meredith Monk ’64

    profiles the career of Meredith Monk ’64, which includes a prestigious MacArthur “Genius” award, two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Grammy nomination, and other awards and distinguished accomplishments.

    Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2009

    Alums
  • David Adjmi ’95

    reports that David Adjmi ’95 is one of three recipients of the Steinberg Playwright Awards for the “most gifted up-and-coming American playwrights.”

    Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • From Farm to Fork

    As part of a larger effort to enrich environmental studies on campus, Sarah Lawrence College and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture are embarking on a partnership to promote sustainable food practices and production.

    Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2009

    Administration, Environmental Studies, Science and Mathematics, SLC, Students
  • Judy Wu: Dr. Mom Chung of the Fair-Haired Bastards: The Life of a Wartime Celebrity

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    Judy Wu, author of  Dr. Mom Chung of the Fair-Haired Bastards: The Life of a Wartime Celebrity will discuss Margaret Jessie Chung (1889-1959), the first American-born Chinese female physician, and a pioneer not only in her professional career but also in her personal life.

    Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    Graduate Studies in Womens History
  • Sarah Lawrence College's Distinctive Pedagogy has Served, and will Serve, Veterans Well

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    Sarah Lawrence College is participating in the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program, one component of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2007, making it financially possible for veterans, and their qualifying dependents, to attend private colleges and universities.

    Posted: Friday, October 23, 2009

    CCE, SLC
  • Robin Givens ’84

    Robin Givens ’84 served as the keynote speaker, giving a speech about domestic violence at the 17th annual Rebuilding Lives Luncheon hosted by STAND! Against Domestic Violence, as reported by the .

    Posted: Friday, October 23, 2009

    Alums
  • Alumna Sarah Danforth

    Alumna Sarah Danforth talks to the about her Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and shares some recipes from her new cookbook titled Amity Farmhouse Cookbook.

    Posted: Friday, October 23, 2009

    Alums
  • Writing Faculty Member Victoria Redel

    reports that writing faculty member Victoria Redel has been awarded with the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award by Scarsdale High School and the Scarsdale Alumni Association.

    Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Literature Faculty Member Nicolaus Mills

    reviews Getting Out: Historical Perspectives on Leaving Iraq, the latest book by literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills.

    Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2009

  • Rebecca Seatle ’10, Joanlie Shiah ’08, and Res Miranda

    reports Sarah Lawrence student Rebecca Seatle ’10 and alumnus Joanlie Shiah ’08 will be the opening act to a performance by Res Miranda, Sarah Lawrence's newly renamed gospel choir, at the Fall Concert Series at the Goshen Methodist Church.

    Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2009

    Alums, Students
  • Human Genetics Faculty Member Siobhan Dolan

    published a previous New York Times column by Jane Brody quoting Human Genetics faculty member Siobhan Dolan about the value of direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

    Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2009

    Faculty, Graduate Studies in Human Genetics, Science and Mathematics
  • “The Devil is in the Details”: A Panel and Discussion of Health Care Reform, October 26

    Health care reform and the details of proposals being put forth in Congress will be discussed by a panel of experts on October 26 at 6 p.m. at Sarah Lawrence College. Sponsored by the Health, Science and Society faculty group, it is the first in a series of programs on the topic of health care reform and the implications for health, science and society in the U.S. Free and open to the public, the presentation and discussion will take place in the Donnelley Lecture Hall, Heimbold Visual Arts Center, on the College’s campus.

    Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2009

    Biology, Chemistry, Politics, Public Policy, Science and Mathematics, SLC
  • Margaret Loesser Robinson ’02

    Margaret Loesser Robinson ’02 talks to about her role as Margot Wendice in Dial M For Murder, opening November 8 at the Fulton Theater in New York City.

    Posted: Friday, October 16, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Alexandra Unthank ’09

    profiles Alexandra Unthank ’09, one of three women working as apprentices on the restoration of Eva Cockcroft’s mural "Homage to Seurat: La Grande Jatte in Harlem."

    Posted: Friday, October 16, 2009

    Alums
  • Alumna Tovah Feldshuh

    reports that alumna Tovah Feldshuh will be honored with several prestigious awards in the next few months, including the Friend of the Arts Award from Town Hall, an award from the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center, an award from The American and International Societies for Yad Vashem, Inc., an honorary doctorate from Yeshiva University, and the first Theatre Arts Award from the America Israel Cultural Foundation.

    Posted: Friday, October 16, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Leslie Morgenstein ’89

    profiles Alloy Entertainment and its president, Leslie Morgenstein ’89, who got his start right out of Sarah Lawrence, going to work for the head of a publishing company that marketed to teenage girls.

    Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2009

    Alums
  • Writing Faculty Member Jeff McDaniel '90

    Writing faculty member Jeff McDaniel '90 talks with about his new book of poetry, The Endarkenment.

    Posted: Monday, October 12, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Joanna Kraus ’59

    Joanna Kraus ’59 writes in about her experience at her 50th reunion at Sarah Lawrence College.

    Posted: Monday, October 12, 2009

    Alums, SLC
  • Nell Minow ‘74

    The October 12 issue of features an article about CEO compensation, which highlights the work of Nell Minow ‘74, co-founder of the Corporate Library. The article’s author, David Owen, calls Minow "one of the country’s leading experts on the fiduciary obligations of executives and directors."

    Posted: Friday, October 9, 2009

    Alums
  • Writing Faculty Member Vijay Seshadri

    Writing faculty member Vijay Seshadri contributes a poem in the October 12 issue of .

    Posted: Friday, October 9, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Judith Benkendorf MS ‘80

    Judith Benkendorf MS ‘80, a graduate of the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, is profiled by the University of Cincinnati’s . After nearly three decades in the field of genetics, Benkendorf is currently the special assistant to the executive director of the American College of Medical Genetics.

    Posted: Friday, October 9, 2009

    Alums, Graduate Studies in Human Genetics, Science and Mathematics
  • Expert on Afghanistan to Present Bozeman Lecture

    "Understanding Afghanistan," the topic of Sarah Lawrence College’s Bozeman Lecture to be held Monday, October 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Titsworth Lecture Hall, will be presented by Dr. Charles Norchi, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Marine Law Institute at the University of Maine, a former member of the Sarah Lawrence history faculty, and co-editor of Afghanistan: Essential Field Guide to Humanitarian and Conflict Zones. The lecture is free and open to the public.

    Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009

    History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, SLC
  • The Tournées Film Festival at Sarah Lawrence College

    Sarah Lawrence College presents The Tournées Film Festival, a selection of contemporary French films, to be screened in 35mm format in the Donnelley Film Theatre, Heimbold Visual Arts Center, Thursdays, October 22 through November 19 at 7 p.m. The screenings are free and open to the public.

    Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, Film History, SLC, Visual Arts
  • Lucinda Childs ’62

    reports that Lucinda Childs ’62 will be performing Largo from October 6-11, her first appearance in New York City since 2002.

    Posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Graduate Studies in Dance, Design Studies
  • Former Writing Faculty Member Jean Valentine

    If a Person Visits Someone in a Dream, in Some Cultures the Dreamer Thanks Them, a poem by former writing faculty member Jean Valentine, appears on PBS’ Web site for .

    Posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Marty McConnell MFA ’01

    Marty McConnell MFA ’01 talks to Madison, Wisconsin’s about her appearances on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, her definition of courage, and which of her works she would choose to perform for a state dinner hosted by President Obama.

    Posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2009

    Alums
  • Sarah Lawrence Participates in Project on Depression in College Students; Significant Results Realized

    “Unrecognized and untreated depression is currently the most common serious public health problem in college students,” states the National College Depression Partnership (NCDP), a public health initiative in which Sarah Lawrence College is taking part. Utilizing a model developed by the NCDP for screening students both in primary care as well as counseling, connecting them with services, and tracking their progress, the College’s health services, under the direction of director Nance Roy, is finding both a significant number of cases that would have gone undetected, and success in ameliorating the students’ conditions.

    Posted: Tuesday, October 6, 2009

    SLC
  • Kaui Hart Hemming MFA ’02

    reports that The Descendants, the debut novel of Kaui Hart Hemming MFA ’02, will be made into a movie directed by Alexander Payne about the Hawaiian islands.

    Posted: Tuesday, October 6, 2009

    Alums
  • William Frears '96

    William Frears ’96 talks to about his new directorial play, Still Life. While at Sarah Lawrence, Frears took an acting class that gave him his first opportunity in theater directing, putting on Lee Blessing’s Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music.

    Posted: Tuesday, October 6, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • C. Bard Cole ‘91

    profiles C. Bard Cole ‘91 and reviews his new book , This Is Where My Life Went Wrong.

    Posted: Monday, October 5, 2009

    Alums
  • Sarah Lawrence College Crew Team to participate in the Hudson Quadricentennial Celebration

    As part of a yearlong Yonkers celebration of the Quadcentennial of Henry Hudson’s voyage up the Hudson River, Sarah Lawrence College’s men’s and women’s crew team will row two, 4-oared Whitehall gig boats, the type of boat used in a lavish 300th anniversary celebration regatta in Yonkers in 1909.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009

    SLC, Students
  • Sha Fagan, Director of Libraries/Academic Computing

    Sha Fagan, Director of Libraries/Academic Computing, talks about the effects of technology on the library profession in a article.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009

    Staff
  • Elizabeth Goddard ’72

    and report that Elizabeth Goddard ’72 has been appointed executive director of the Newport Art Museum

    Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009

    Alums
  • Marie Howe, Writing Faculty

    “Rest is here. Safety is here. Nourishment is here”: quotes writing faculty member Marie Howe on her thoughts about the Poets House in Battery Park City, where she plans to take her students.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Johanna Dickson ’06

    In an article in titled “The Hunt,” Johanna Dickson ’06 decides that a short commute to her job via train is the deciding factor in moving to an apartment on the Lower East Side.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009

    Alums
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma

    After 35 years, Bates Common Dining hall and The Pub have recently undergone a major overhaul.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009

  • Center for Continuing Education - News

    In an article, Deb Peterson highlights the small classes and supportive approach the Center for Continuing Education takes for adults returning to school at Sarah Lawrence College.

    Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2009

    CCE, SLC
  • Rowing Abroad

    Returning to campus after a year abroad in Israel, Chantal Gil ’10 had some uncommon advice for students going to other countries. “Try a sport. It’s a great way to make friends and experience another culture—much better than just studying or partying.”

    Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2009

    Students
  • Sarah Lawrence College

    In a op-ed series “Postcards from the Recession,” writer Kerry Madden mentions that her daughter is attending Sarah Lawrence College.

    Posted: Monday, September 21, 2009

    SLC
  • Julianna Margulies ’89

    talks to Julianna Margulies ’89, about her new show, The Good Wife, while on a break from shooting a scene on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College.

    Posted: Monday, September 21, 2009

    Alums
  • Kashmir: Survival in a Long War A Talk by Author Justine Hardy

    Author and journalist Justine Hardy will discuss her new book, a work of memoir as well as journalistic reporting, about a family in the war-torn region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan on Thursday, September 24 at 5:15 in Titsworth Lecture Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

    Posted: Monday, September 21, 2009

  • Music Faculty Daniel Wohl

    Music faculty member Daniel Wohl, talks to the about Grammy Award winning musician Joan Tower, who has been a great inspiration to his career.

    Posted: Monday, September 21, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Music
  • Future of Teaching: Meet Our Newly Tenured Faculty

    An up close and personal look at some of Sarah Lawrence College's newly tenured faculty members.

    Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2009

    Faculty
  • Matt Robinson ’00

    profiles The Invention of Lying, co-directed by Ricky Gervais and Matt Robinson ’00. The movie, which opens on Oct. 2, stars Jennifer Garner, Louis C.K., Tina Fey, and Rob Lowe. Robinson’s big break came, according to the Times, when he gave the first draft of the movie's script to veteran Hollywood producer Lynda Obst, the mother of his roommate at SLC.

    Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2009

    Alums
  • Nicolaus Mills, Literature Faculty

    In , literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills writes about how higher education is responding to the recession.

    Posted: Monday, September 14, 2009

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Writing Coordinator Carol Zoref

    On , Writing coordinator Carol Zoref comments on papers purchased on the Internet by college students.

    Posted: Monday, September 14, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Book Co-Edited by Faculty Member Nicolaus Mills on American Withdrawal from Iraq

    With changes in American troop movements underway in Iraq in preparation for large-scale reductions in forces expected following the January elections there, attention must be focused on how America leave Iraq, assuming the importance our invasion did in 2003. Nicolaus Mills, co-editor of Getting Out: Comparative Perspectives for Leaving Iraq, recently published by University of Pennsylvania Press, says that while there is much talk about just and unjust wars, governments rarely talk about “getting out” from an occupied country except with regard to protecting their troops.

    Posted: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Laura Weil, Director of the Health Advocacy Graduate Program

    In , Laura Weil, director of the Health Advocacy graduate program, talks about the role and objectives of the health advocacy professional.

    Posted: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Faculty, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy, Science and Mathematics
  • Orientation 2009 Keynote

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    Maiysha Simpson '97, a Grammy nominated recording artist and former model, graciously agreed to come back to SLC to offer insights to the Class of 2013 on making the most of their Sarah Lawrence experience now and in the future.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2009

    Alums
  • Sam Lipschultz '09

    Sam Lipschultz '09, who is active in the Real Food Challenge and worked for sustainable food practices while at Sarah Lawrence, was interviewed on The Brian Lehrer Show on , New York's public radio station.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2009

    Alums
  • Laura Weil, Director of the Health Advocacy Graduate Program

    Laura Weil, director of the Health Advocacy graduate program, comments in a article on health care for the uninsured.

    Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2009

    Faculty, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy, Science and Mathematics
  • J.J. Abrams '88

    J.J. Abrams ’88, the creator of popular TV shows such as Felicity and Lost, is profiled by as the magazine looks back at the people who have had a major role in shaping TV over the last 50 years.

    Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2009

    Alums
  • Allan Gurganus '72

    Former writing faculty Allan Gurganus ’72 will be inducted into the Twin County Hall of Fame for his work as a novelist, as reported by the .

    Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2009

    Alums
  • Joan Scott MS ’78

    reports that Joan Scott MS ’78 has been named the new Director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Genetics and Public Policy Center.

    Posted: Monday, September 7, 2009

    Alums, Graduate Studies in Human Genetics, Science and Mathematics
  • Human Genetics faculty member Siobhan Dolan

    Siobhan Dolan, faculty member in the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, commented on the questionable value of direct-to-consumer genetic tests in a personal health column by Jane Brody.

    Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2009

    Faculty, Graduate Studies in Human Genetics, Science and Mathematics
  • Nicolaus Mills, Literature Faculty

    Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills writes about the late Ted Kennedy in an article for .

    Posted: Friday, August 28, 2009

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Student in Genetics/Genomics Certificate Program Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

    A student in Sarah Lawrence College’s Public Health Genetics/Genomics certificate program, Selvi Sriranganathan, has been awarded a public policy fellowship cosponsored by the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and the National Human Genome Research Institute.

    Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2009

    Graduate Studies in Human Genetics, Students
  • Sarah Lawrence Dean Honored for Work on Art, Architecture of New York City Mosques

    Dean of the College Jerrilynn Dodds will be honored for her ground-breaking work, New York Masjid: The Mosques of New York City, by Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer at the second Iftar dinner taking place on September 2.

    Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2009

    Administration, Art History, Faculty, Humanities
  • Psychology Faculty Jan Drucker

    Whether a child learns to read at age 5 or 7 does not appear to make a difference in long term literacy skills, says Jan Drucker, psychology faculty member, in an article in .

    Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009

    Faculty, Humanities, Psychology
  • Annie Novak ’05

    On New York’s , Annie Novak ’05 talks about her development of an organic farm on the rooftop of a building in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn.

    Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009

    Alums
  • Music Faculty Member Carsten Schmidt

    of Staunton, VA profiles music faculty member Carsten Schmidt, founder of the Staunton Music Festival, which has grown from a few small concerts to an eight-day celebration.

    Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Music
  • New Film Explores Connection between Nature and Learning; Fosters Children's Appreciation for the Environment

    Beginning this fall public television stations across the nation will air a new film, “When Learning Comes Naturally,” produced by Jonathan Diamond Associates in association with Sarah Lawrence College’s Child Development Institute (CDI). The film is the fourth in a series that explores various ways that children learn and will be aired on public television stations.

    Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2009

    CDI, SLC
  • Mary Morris Lawrence ’36

    Media outlets nationwide, such as and the , remember Mary Morris Lawrence ’36. She will be remembered as helping shatter the journalistic ceiling for women by becoming the first female photographer for The Associated Press. quoted her as having said at one time that she "formed all her rebellious ideas" at Sarah Lawrence College.

    Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2009

    Alums
  • History Faculty Fawaz Gerges

    In a special commentary to , Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, discusses the relationship between the United States and Egypt.

    Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2009

    Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences
  • Gretchen Neff MS ’04

    Gretchen Neff MS ’04, a certified genetic counselor, is profiled by the as part of a medical and behavioral health panel making a presentation on dementia and Alzheimer's in Michigan, as part of a program titled “Facing Early Dementia and the Life-Altering Aspects of Alzheimer's Disease."

    Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2009

    Alums, Graduate Studies in Human Genetics, Science and Mathematics
  • Barbara Schecter, Director of the Graduate Program in Child Development

    In a Letter to the Editor of , Barbara Schecter, Director of the Graduate Program in Child Development, discusses how “exploration, discovery, and true learning” are important foundations of the school experience, and emphasizes the fact that the importance of play is not outgrown at age 5.

    Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2009

    Graduate Studies in Child Development, Faculty
  • Carly Thomas-Smith ’95

    Carly Thomas-Smith ’95 talks to about her role in the successful production “Jersey Boys” and the highs and lows of performing in Las Vegas.

    Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti, founder of the famous City Lights Books in San Francisco, is profiled by the . As a child, Ferlinghetti was adopted into the family of Sarah Lawrence College’s founder.

    Posted: Monday, August 24, 2009

    SLC
  • Lynn Fetterolf

    profiles Lynn Fetterolf, who at age 65 participated in a summer poetry immersion program at Sarah Lawrence, characterized as "a dream come true.”

    Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2009

    Alums
  • Jonathan Bourland MFA ’04

    On , Jonathan Bourland MFA ’04, a self-employed web developer who works on projects for Sarah Lawrence, discusses how the new commuter tax for workers in New York City will affect him.

    Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2009

    Alums
  • Erika Malone ’98

    Erika Malone ’98, the founder and director of The Eveoke Dance Theatre Two-Year Teacher-Training Program in San Diego, CA, talks about the philosophy of the program with .

    Posted: Monday, August 17, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Zack Zamchick ’12

    profiles The Kwikees and its founder/director Zack Zamchick ’12. The group seeks to promote the advancement of the arts in northern New Jersey by organizing and hosting events, including talent shows, open mics, and arts festivals, and by acting as a networking group for artists who live in or hail from the area.

    Posted: Monday, August 17, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, Students, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Sara Wilford, Director of the Art of Teaching Graduate Program

    In a article titled, “How to Find a Great School," Sara Wilford, director of the Art of Teaching graduate program, says the availability of a school principal for one-on-one discussions is a sign of a good administrator.

    Posted: Monday, August 17, 2009

    Graduate Studies in Art of Teaching, Faculty, Humanities
  • Carolyn Adams ’65

    profiles Carolyn Adams ’65, along with two other former dancers with the Paul Taylor Dance Company who were recently awarded the 2009 American Dance Festival Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching. The award pays tribute to teachers who have shaped and preserved dance across generations.

    Posted: Monday, August 17, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Laura Weil, Director of the Graduate Health Advocacy Program

    In an opinion piece in , based on a letter she wrote to Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Laura Weil, Director of the Graduate Health Advocacy Program, discusses current issues in healthcare reform and why there should be a shift in the entire approach to healthcare in the United States.

    Posted: Monday, August 17, 2009

    Faculty, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy, Science and Mathematics
  • Experimental Summer

    Yonkers High School students investigate proteins and program robotic dogs as part of the Summer Science program

    Posted: Friday, August 14, 2009

    Computer Science, Faculty, High School, Science and Mathematics, STS, Students
  • Elizabeth Trahan '51

    Elizabeth Trahan '51 talks with Suzanne Wilson of the about her upcoming trip to the Arctic and her experiences as a world traveler.

    Posted: Friday, August 7, 2009

    Alums
  • Sarah Lawrence College

    In an opinion piece in , Sarah Lawrence is mentioned along with Reed College as "refusing to cooperate with the ranking roulette."

    Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2009

    SLC
  • Nicolaus Mills, Literature Faculty

    In , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills compares the progress made for civil rights by the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer with the potential for improved race relations in 2009 resulting from the White House “Beer Summit.”

    Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2009

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Jennifer McClure ’85

    Jennifer McClure ’85, the executive director of the Society for New Communications Research, examines the use of social media and how it can be used to engage high dollar donors, according to a new .

    Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2009

    Alums
  • Chloë Honum ‘03

    The University of Arkansas reports that Chloë Honum ‘03, an MFA candidate at the university, where she directs the Writers in the Schools program, is one of five recipients of the 2009 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. Winners were selected on the basis of their manuscripts by the editors of .

    Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts
  • Alec Soth ’92

    , along with its global edition, The International Herald Tribune, profiles the photographic career of Alec Soth ’92 and his new exhibit “Black Line of Woods,” which opens next week at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA.

    Posted: Monday, August 3, 2009

    Alums
  • Christopher Williams ‘99

    “Pure Gold,” the title of a review of Christopher Williams’ ‘99 dance “Golden Legend”, by Joan Acocella in the August 13 issue of , describes the dancer/choreographer and his work in detail, concluding that, “He needs bigger auditoriums, a wider audience. He is a thrill.”

    Posted: Monday, August 3, 2009

    Alums
  • Michael Kimmel MA’80

    Michael Kimmel MA’80, psychologist and contributor to newspaper, writes about the “Peter Pan syndrome” among gay men.

    Posted: Saturday, August 1, 2009

    Alums, Humanities, Psychology
  • Sarah Lawrence College

    In his online column, Jay Mathews discusses SAT/ACT optional admission policies and cites the “daring example” of Sarah Lawrence College in refusing to consider standardized test scores at all.

    Posted: Friday, July 31, 2009

    SLC
  • Vidura Amranand ‘08

    notes a dance performance by local artist Vidura Amranand ‘08, “a graduate of the prestigious Sarah Lawrence College in New York.”

    Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Brendan Fowler ’01

    notes the “meteoric rise to fame” of Brendan Fowler ’01 since graduating from Sarah Lawrence. His spoken-word/avant-rock musical project BARR will be at the SculptureCenter in Queens on August 1.

    Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts
  • SLC's "Angel" Fund launched by generous gift of Bronxville couple

    College Board of Trustees Chair John Hill and his wife, long-time Sarah Lawrence supporter Marilynn Wood Hill, of Bronxville, took the lead to create a special fund, dubbed the ‘Angel’ Fund, to support students whose families face new financial hardship, jeopardizing their ability to continue their studies at the College. The $500,000 lead gift has generated another $250,000 from other donors to date. The goal is $1 million.

    Posted: Monday, July 27, 2009

    SLC
  • Harriet Korakas ’67

    profiles Harriet Korakas ’67, the first female OB-GYN in Santa Cruz County, CA, and relates how Korakas’ own illness influenced the way she treated her patients throughout her career.

    Posted: Monday, July 27, 2009

    Alums
  • Elizabeth Henderson ’07

    Elizabeth Henderson ’07, former editor-in-chief of The Phoenix at Sarah Lawrence, has been hired by as their new assistant general coordinator after volunteering with the paper since 2008. Henderson says about her new position: “My work as a volunteer was incredibly meaningful to me and showed me that there were publications out there that did exactly what I was looking for: combine political and social activism with journalism.”

    Posted: Friday, July 24, 2009

    Alums
  • Jesse Rifkin ’98

    The music of The Wailing Wall, the band led by Jesse Rifkin ’98, is the “perfect balance of modern inventiveness with the time-tested structure of folk music,” says Sarah Shay of .

    Posted: Friday, July 24, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Music
  • Lucinda Childs '62

    profiles Lucinda Childs '62 and the revival of her acclaimed 1979 work Dance. “She’s a total luminary,” says Wendy Taucher, artistic director for the Yard, the Island dance colony where the masterpiece is being performed.

    Posted: Friday, July 24, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Chantal Gil '10 Brings Home Medals from the Maccabiah Games

    Chantal Gil ’10, a member of the Sarah Lawrence crew team who joined the Israeli National Rowing team this year following her junior year abroad in Israel, won a Silver and Bronze Medal at the 18th Maccabiah Games, which took place in Israel from July-12-23. The Maccabiah Games are the third largest sporting event in the world with more than 8,000 Jewish athletes competing from over 60 countries.

    Posted: Friday, July 24, 2009

    Students
  • Bobbie Reyes ’12

    Bobbie Reyes ’12 opines on the Filipino diaspora and nationalism in a column for the .

    Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2009

    Students
  • Josie Merck ’69

    The life and work of artist and environmentalist Josie Merck ’69 is profiled by the .

    Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2009

    Alums
  • Human Genetics faculty member Siobhan Dolan

    Human Genetics faculty member Siobhan Dolan contributed to a discussion addressing the pros and cons of direct-to-consumer genetic testing, as reported in that has appeared widely in professional publications and Web sites, such as the Mayo Clinic, Bio Medicine, and Women’s Health Law Weekly.

    Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

    Faculty, Graduate Studies in Human Genetics, Science and Mathematics
  • Lucinda Childs ’62

    profiles acclaimed dancer and choreographer Lucinda Childs ’62, reporting that a dance class at Sarah Lawrence with the legendary Merce Cunningham inspired her to continue her dance training.

    Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Consuming Kids: Thomas H. Wright Lecture 2009

    Dr. Susan LinnDr. Susan Linn, psychologist, writer, award-winning producer, and puppeteer, is Associate Director of the Media Center of Judge Baker Children’s Center; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; and co-founder and director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. She has written extensively about the effects of media and commercial marketing on children. Her book, Consuming Kids, was praised in publications as diverse as The Wall Street Journal and Mother Jones. Combining her skills as a writer and performer with her role as a child therapist, Dr. Linn has written and appeared in a number of video programs designed to help children cope with issues ranging from mental illness to death and loss. She was recently awarded the American Psychological Association’s Presidential Citation for her work on behalf of children.

    Posted: Monday, July 20, 2009

    CDI, Graduate Studies in Child Development, Humanities, Psychology, SLC
  • Lisa Turpin-Gabourel ’86

    profiles Lisa Turpin-Gabourel ’86 and her work with “Drama on the Yard”, a four-week children's drama workshop presented each summer by the Dumas Drama Guild.

    Posted: Friday, July 17, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • President Karen Lawrence elected to Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) Board of Trustees

    Sarah Lawrence College President Karen Lawrence has been elected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) for 2009-2010. CICU’s mission is to develop consensus among its 100+ members and to advance higher education public policy at the state and federal level. The Commission serves as the formal organizational liaison with the New York State Board of Regents, the State Commissioner of Education, and the chancellors of the State University (SUNY) and City University (CUNY) for the state’s private colleges and universities.

    Posted: Friday, July 17, 2009

    Administration
  • Summer Science Research Program

    reports on the week-long high school outreach component of the College’s summer science research program. Nine students from Yonkers High School were invited to work alongside faculty and SLC students in molecular biology, physics, organic chemistry, computer science, and robotics laboratories, giving them an opportunity to do intensive, hands-on, college-level work.

    Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2009

    High School, Science and Mathematics, SLC, Students
  • Tovah Feldshuh

    profiles the career and personal interests of Sarah Lawrence alumna Tovah Feldshuh.

    Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Sarah Lawrence College

    An AP story published in looks at alternative meal options at colleges nationwide, including a new provision in the Sarah Lawrence meal plan that allows students to purchase groceries on campus.

    Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2009

    SLC
  • Bill Norris MFA ’98

    profiles Bill Norris MFA ’98, twice named "Best Mixologist" in Austin, Texas for his creativity in making drinks.

    Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2009

    Alums
  • Deirdre Brennan ’83

    Deirdre Brennan ’83, Emmy-nominated set decorator for television, film and theater, has been named one of the most 75 Most Influential (Irish) Women of 2009, as reported by the .

    Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Visual Arts
  • Giulia Melucci ’88

    On the San Francisco show, “,” Giulia Melucci ’88, author of I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, shows the audience how to make angel hair pasta with asparagus.

    Posted: Monday, July 13, 2009

    Alums
  • Literature Faculty Nicolaus Mills

    Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses the recent decision by the Supreme Court on the case Ricci v. DeStefano on

    Posted: Friday, July 10, 2009

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Yoko Ono

    reports that Yoko Ono has been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement by the Venice Biennale, for her contributions to the formulation of conceptual and performance art.

    Posted: Friday, July 10, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts
  • The Child Development Institute Presents "Consuming Kids: Reclaiming Childhood from Media Moguls and Corporate Marketers"

    Susan Linn, EdD, a psychologist, writer, award-winning producer, and puppeteer, will deliver the 2009 Thomas H. Wright lecture, presented by Sarah Lawrence College’s Child Development Institute, on Monday, July 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the Donnelley Theatre of the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. Linn is associate director of the Media Center, Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston, instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and co-founder and director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information please call (914) 395 2412.

    Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2009

    CDI, Graduate Studies in Child Development, Humanities, Psychology, SLC
  • Abbie Heffelfinger ’10

    Abbie Heffelfinger ’10 talks to the about her role as a supervisor with Tree Trust, a non-profit that has been able to hire at-risk and disabled youths who would otherwise not have jobs, thanks in part to federal stimulus funds.

    Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2009

    Students
  • Sha Fagan, Director of Libraries/Academic Computing - 2009-2010

    Sha Fagan, Director of Libraries/Academic Computing, says that “libraries are not good at advocating for themselves outside the immediate constituency” in a article.

    Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2009

    Staff
  • Writing Faculty Joshua Henkin

    In the blog , writing faculty member Joshua Henkin explains how book clubs can play an important role for authors promoting their own books.

    Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Jerrilynn Dodds, Incoming Dean of the College

    Jerrilynn Dodds, the new Dean of the College effective August 1, discusses Muslim culture in New York City on .

    Posted: Monday, July 6, 2009

    Administration
  • Nell Minow ’74

    profiles the life and dual career of Nell Minow ’74. Named one of the 20 most influential people in corporate governance, Minow serves as a “watchdog” of corporate companies as well as freelancing as a movie critic.

    Posted: Monday, July 6, 2009

    Alums
  • Oliver Hensel-Brown ’11

    Oliver Hensel-Brown ’11 was named winner of the Waste as Art exhibition at the in Australia for his cardboard sculpture titled “Boccioni passing Woy Woy.”

    Posted: Monday, July 6, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, Students
  • Alumnus Jeffrey Paul Bobrick

    reports Billboard Award winning music artist Jeffrey Paul Bobrick has composed a Michael Jackson tribute song titled "Michael," which he performed live on Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Radio Show on July 4. Watch and listen to his performance on .

    Posted: Monday, July 6, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Music
  • History Faculty Fawaz Gerges

    In a special commentary to , Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, writes about the gains made by the reformists in Iran despite the outcome of the election.

    Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2009

    Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences
  • Lois Steinberg '00

    profiles Lois Steinberg ’00, director of the Westchester Medicare Rights Center, an organization that educates seniors about healthcare. A successful professional with a Ph.D., she enrolled in the Health Advocacy program at the age of 70 after seeing the difficulties her own parents were having with their healthcare.

    Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2009

    Alums, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy, Science and Mathematics
  • Sarah Lawrence College Senior Chantal Gil named to Israeli National Rowing Team

    Chantal Gil '10, a member of the Sarah Lawrence crew team, was selected to join the Israeli National Rowing Team to compete at the 18th Maccabiah Games in Israel, July 12-23. The Maccabiah Games in Israel is the third largest sporting event in the world with over 8,000 Jewish athletes competing from over 60 countries.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009

    Students
  • Sarah Lawrence College

    In an opinion piece about the public school her daughter attended, education editor Beth Shuster says that though plagued by budget cuts and other negative factors, the school had much to celebrate on graduation day. She cites various students and their accomplishments, including one who will come to Sarah Lawrence in the fall.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009

    SLC, Students
  • Sarah Lawrence College

    Sarah Lawrence is mentioned among liberal arts colleges that are SAT Optional in this syndicated column. Actually, Sarah Lawrence does not consider SAT or ACT scores at all.

    Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009

    SLC
  • History Faculty Fawaz Gerges

    Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, talks about the current developments in Iran on .

    Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009

    Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences
  • Nina Freedlander Gibans ’54

    Nina Freedlander Gibans ’54 has been , a Cleveland Arts Prize special citation for distinguished service. Noting those who helped her develop the attributes that have made her so effective in what she does, she said: “I have inner strength. I don't know if I got it from my father or Sarah Lawrence.”

    Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts
  • Eelum Dixit ’09

    Eelum Dixit ’09 is quoted in the about his experience with the Shakespeare on the Sound summer program, which offers an apprenticeship program for young adults interested in the performing arts. Note: Eelum Dixit is listed as Elum Dixx in this article.

    Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Sarah Lawrence Magazine

    (CASE) has awarded Sarah Lawrence Magazine (Fall 2008 issue) the Grand Gold Award for design of periodicals.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2009

    SLC
  • Jennifer Smith ’09

    Jennifer Smith ’09 is featured in a article about the benefits of bartering in a difficult economy. Smith has used her bartering skills to exchange nanny services for housing and to swap cooking for yoga lessons.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2009

    Alums
  • Micheal Rengers, Vice President of Operations

    Micheal Rengers, Vice President of Operations, contributes to a piece in about summer programs taking place on campus.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2009

    Staff
  • Sarah Lawrence College

    profiles the University of Maastricht, a school with an open curriculum. Professor Louis Boon, the dean of the university college, is quoted as saying, “We get students who come here and say they are interested in psychology and then take a course in economics and find they prefer that. The college is not unlike America's Brown University or Sarah Lawrence College.” The story has also run in other European publications.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2009

    SLC
  • Jerrilynn Dodds, Incoming Dean of the College

    profiles incoming Dean of the College, Jerrilynn Dodds.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2009

    Administration
  • Pam Tanowitz MFA ‘98

    reviews the premiere of “Be in the Gray With Me,” choreographed by Pam Tanowitz MFA ‘98.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Laura Weil, Director of Graduate Health Advocacy Program

    In a letter to the editor of the , Laura Weil, Director of the Graduate Health Advocacy Program, responds to President Obama’s speech to doctors nationwide, which outlined a plan for healthcare reform.

    Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

    Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy, Science and Mathematics, Staff
  • David Adjmi ’95

    profiles David Adjmi ’95 in a review of his play “Stunning.”

    Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre
  • Sabina Amidi ’11

    Sabina Amidi ’11 has been covering the Iranian election for the Jerusalem Post. Below is an archive of her recent articles:






    Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

    Students
  • Alumni Courtney Hunt ’86

    Courtney Hunt ’86 talks to the about the success of her Oscar nominated film Frozen River as well as future projects and her path from law school to filmmaker.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    Alums
  • UpScale/DownScale: New Dorm Designs for Mead Way

    Last semester, students in Joe Forte's advanced architecture seminar took on the challenge of designing new residence halls on Mead Way. From high-modern white blocks to “a monumental neo-classical combination of a nomadic yurt and the Pantheon in Rome,” the students proposed creative solutions to the twin challenges of the hillside terrain and how to integrate with the Tudor buildings nearby.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    Creative and Performing Arts, Sculpture, Visual Arts
  • Rahm Emanuel ’81

    profiles Rahm Emanuel ’81 in a special report titled “Inside the Obama White House.”

    Posted: Monday, June 8, 2009

    Alums
  • History Faculty Fawaz Gerges

    In a Week in Review story on President Obama’s speech in Cairo last week, history faculty member Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, comments on the impact of the speech in the Middle East. In related news, writer Michael Hirsh quotes Gerges in a article that puts President Obama’s speech to the Muslim world in historical context.

    Posted: Monday, June 8, 2009

    Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences
  • Sarah Lawrence College Honors Five Distinguished Alumnae/i

    Five Sarah Lawrence College received citations for achievement and service at the . Those honored for achievement are Stuart G. Hopps, MFA ’69, heralded as one of Britain’s leading choreographers; Nancy Press ’69, co-founder of Child Aid, a nonprofit organization supporting disadvantaged children in Latin America; Jiway Tung ’89, who created a residential training program for at-risk youth in Indonesia; and Heather Winters ’84 film producer and writer, best known as executive producer of Morgan Spurlock’s highly acclaimed Super Size Me. Diana Chambers Leslie ’69 is cited for more than 15 years of active service to the College.

    Posted: Friday, June 5, 2009

    Alums
  • Literature Faculty Nicolaus Mills

    In , literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills raises the question of ethics in sports today, referencing It Happens Every Spring, “one of the funniest baseball movies of all time,” which is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary.

    Posted: Thursday, June 4, 2009

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Rahm Emanuel ’81

    Frank Bruni writes in Week in Review about commencement speeches around the country, including addresses given by Rahm Emanuel ’81.Sam Dillon also covers commencement addresses in a article.

    Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2009

    Alums
  • Careers for the Renaissance Soul

    Do you feel a pang of jealousy when someone says, "I've known exactly what I wanted to be since I was two years old"? Margaret Lobenstine can help.

    Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2009

    Students
  • History Faculty Fawaz Gerges

    History faculty member Fawaz Gerges, holder of The Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs, shares his insight on Iran’s upcoming presidential election as reported in .

    Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2009

    Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences
  • Rahm Emanuel '81: Commencement Keynote Address

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    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.

    Posted: Friday, May 29, 2009

    Alums, Parents, SLC, Students
  • Diana Jones ’84

    profiles the career of Diana Jones ’84 in a review of her new album “Better Times Will Come.”

    Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Music
  • Dr. T. Berry Brazelton “America’s Pediatrician” to Speak at Sarah Lawrence College on May 8

    Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, noted pediatrician, author and nationally recognized expert on young children and Dr. Joshua Sparrow, child, adolescent and general psychiatrist, author and child development expert, will speak at Sarah Lawrence College on Friday, May 8 at 9 a.m. During their presentation entitled “Touchpoints: A Developmental and Relational Model for Working With Children and Families,” Dr. Brazelton and Dr. Sparrow will discuss the issue of preparing children to be successful academically, in ways that respect and nurture the whole child.

    Posted: Friday, May 1, 2009

    CDI, Graduate Studies in Child Development
  • The Full Circle Lecture

    A Conversation with Alumnae Tina Howe and Jane Alexander

    Moderated by Ed Sherin, Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Faculty. Tina Howe '59 and Jane Alexander '61 discuss their work and collaboration, which began as students at Sarah Lawrence College. Jane Alexander recently appeared in Tina Howe's play Chasing Manet at Primary Stages in New York City.

    Posted: Monday, April 27, 2009

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • 2009 Science Lecture "How I Killed Pluto and Why it Had it Coming"

    "How I Killed Pluto and Why it Had it Coming"
    by Dr. Michael E. Brown

    Pluto, called a planet for seventy-five years, is now dead, banished to the lowly status of "dwarf planet.". While astronomers argued about Pluto for most of the past decade, the final death blow came with the discovery of Eris -- an even larger body in the outer solar system. I'll discuss the story of the search for and the discovery of Eris and try to give a perspective on why the question of planethood for Pluto and for Eris matters and why, in the end, astronomers made the right decision to demote Pluto.

    Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009

    Science and Mathematics
  • Beyond the Western Gaze

    Participants in "Gender and Power in the Muslim World" challenged the stereotypical portrayals of violent Muslim men and victimized women.

    Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2009

    History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Religion, Graduate Studies in Womens History
  • The Bozeman Lecture

    "China Rising or Falling? What Does This Mean for Us?"
    by Gordon G. Chang

    Gordon G. Chang is the author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World (Random House, 2006) and The Coming Collapse of China (Random House, 2001). He now blogs at Commentary magazine's site, . He lived and worked in China and Hong Kong for almost two decades, most recently in Shanghai, as Counsel to the American law firm Paul Weiss and earlier in Hong Kong as Partner in the international law firm Baker & McKenzie. His writings on China and North Korea have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the International Herald Tribune, Commentary, The Weekly Standard, Forbes, and Barron's.

    Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2009

    Asian Studies, History, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • The Longfellow Lecture

    Nature-Deficit Disorder: The Movement to Connect Our Children, Ourselves,
    and Future Generations to the Natural World
    by Richard Louv

    Richard Louv is an author and journalist focused on nature, family and community. His most recent book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, has stimulated an international conversation about the future relationship between children and nature. He serves as chairman of the Children & Nature Network, an organization helping to build the international movement to connect children with nature. He also serves as honorary co-chair of The National Forum on Children and Nature. He is the recipient of the 2008 Audubon Medal. Past recipients have included Rachel Carson, E.O. Wilson, Robert Redford, and Jimmy Carter.

    Posted: Friday, March 13, 2009

    Graduate Studies in Art of Teaching, CDI, Graduate Studies in Child Development, Donors, Psychology
  • SSSF Auction 2009

    The festive, disco-themed auction combined student performances, '70s-related trivia questions, and lively bidding, raising $6,000 for the Students for Student Scholarship Fund.  

    Posted: Friday, February 20, 2009

    SLC, Students
  • Go ahead, just try to make my health-care job obsolete

    Laura Weil, director of the graduate program in health advocacy, discusses the role of patient advocates in a broken health-care system.

    Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2009

    Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy, Humanities, Science and Mathematics
  • Up Close with Psychology Faculty Kim Ferguson

    Orphanages in Africa have gotten a bad rap, but are overcrowded conditions actually bad for children's health? Psychology faculty Kim Ferguson wanted to see for herself.

    Posted: Wednesday, February 4, 2009

    Graduate Studies in Child Development, Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Psychology
  • The Barbara Bray Ketchum Artist in Residence Concert

    Discussion and Performance featuring Choreographer Donna Uchizono and SLC Students

    SLC students present Badlands of Montana, a dance by choreographer Donna Uchizono, based on a work commissioned by Montana's Headwaters Dance Co.  

    Posted: Monday, December 15, 2008

    Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance, Students
  • Wounded Colossus: The Threat to America As We've Known It

    by Bob Herbert

    Bob Herbert's highly regarded column on politics, urban affairs, and social trends has been appearing in The New York Times for 15 years. Over the course of a distinguished career before joining the Times, Mr. Herbert worked as a reporter, editor, and columnist for the Newark Star-Ledger and The Daily News, served as a national correspondent for NBC, and reported regularly on The Today Show and NBC Nightly News as well as for other television and radio outlets.

    Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2008

    Donors, Economics, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • Students Get Political

    Many SLC students voted for the first time today, part of a record turnout of youth voters. But despite their enthusiasm, students often face obstacles to casting ballots.

    Posted: Tuesday, November 4, 2008

    Students
  • Black-Jewish Relations in America

    On October 28, 2008, Michael Alexander gave a presentation entitled "After Jolson Sang Swannee: What Jewish Minstrelsy Can Tell Us About Black-Jewish Relations". Michael Alexander teaches at UC Riverside and is author of Jazz Age Jews, winner of the Nation Jewish Book Award. He discusses how the relative absence of Jewish marginalization in America (in contrast to Europe) impacted the ways in which Jews related to African Americans, arguably the country's most marginalized group, during the early twentieth century.

    Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008

    Ethnic and Diasporic Studies, History, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Religion
  • Writing, Language, and the State

    Readings from Wizard of the Crow
    by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    Ngugi wa Thiong'o discusses his book Wizard of the Crow. Commencing in "our times" and set in the fictional "Free Republic of Aburiria," Wizard of the Crow dramatizes with corrosive humor and keenness of observation a battle for control of the souls of the Aburirian people. Fashioning the stories of the powerful and the ordinary into a dazzling mosaic, this magnificent novel reveals humanity in all its endlessly surprising complexity.

    Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2008

    Africana Studies, Literature
  • On the Set with Maiysha Simpson '97

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    Maiysha Simpson ’97 filmed the music video for her new progressive soul single "Wanna Be" at the Heimbold Visual Arts Center in July. It was an SLC family affair—the video was directed by film faculty member Damani Baker ’96 and staffed by several alumnae/i. The album, This Much is True: was released on August 26. Below, a "making-of" look at the video shoot in pictures.

    Posted: Friday, August 15, 2008

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Filmmaking, Music
  • Dream Jobs in the Real World

    Life after college doesn't have to involve cubicles or counter service. It could feature animation studios and rock ‘n roll, as recent field trips to alumni workplaces prove.

    Posted: Sunday, June 1, 2008