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ARCHIVED: 2010-2011

  • Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills examines the relationships between American presidents and Israeli prime ministers in World Policy blog

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    In a blog, Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills takes a historical look at the "tension between American presidents and Israeli prime ministers," likening the current situation of President Obama to that of Harry Truman in the late 1940s.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

    Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Literature, Politics
  • Richard Morais '81 reviews Dean Jerrilynn Dodds' award-winning book in The Huffington Post

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    Richard Morais '81, author of The Hundred-Foot Journey and the forthcoming Buddhaland Brooklyn, penned a review in of The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture, which was co-authored by Dean of the College Jerrilynn Dodds. The book was named a Book of the Year by The Times Literary Supplement and won the 2010 Albert C. Outler Book Prize.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

    Administration, Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, History, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Religion, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • The New York Times profiles filmmaker J.J. Abrams '88

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    profiles the life and work of J.J .Abrams '88, who attended Sarah Lawrence instead of USC at the urging of his father, who "didn't want him to focus too soon on one trade alone." While studying many subjects at SLC, and prior to graduation, Abrams wrote and sold a screenplay that later became the 1990 comedy Taking Care of Business. His current projects include the feature film Super 8, which opens in theatres in early June, and the new fall TV shows Alcatraz and Person of Interest.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Visual Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Politics faculty member Sam Abrams cited in Economist article on Israel's role in American politics

    Politics faculty member Sam Abrams is cited in an article in entitled, "The Kosherest Nosh Ever," which explores the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the attachment of American Jews to Israel, and the political implications of both for Democrats and Republicans.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • Recent grads talk about the future and how SLC has prepared them for what's ahead

    In the , recent graduates Emily Krupin '11, Maggie Murphy '11, and Max Mallory '11 talk about their future plans and how their Sarah Lawrence education has prepared them. Krupin summed things up by describing the impact of her education: "I can deal with any situation as it comes up."

    Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Mathematics, Students
  • Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills praises author Christopher Hitchens in The Guardian

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    In (UK), Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills praises the Vanity Fair essays of Christopher Hitchens, which for the last year have chronicled the author's battle with cancer.

    Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Media outlets cover Commencement 2011 and keynote address by Arianna Huffington

    Sarah Lawrence held its on Friday, May 20, 2011. Media mogul Arianna Huffington delivered the keynote address, and received a standing ovation from parents and students. Local publications and covered Huffington's speech, as did blogs and .

    Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

    SLC
  • Vogue profiles author and historian Amanda Foreman '91

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    In its June issue, profiles historian and author Amanda Foreman '91 and reviews her highly anticipated second book, A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War, which is currently in pre-production as a BBC/HBO miniseries. Gabrielle Tana '85 produced The Duchess, a movie based on Foreman's first book Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, and is currently developing a four-year series for BBC Worldwide based on unused material from the book. In the article, Tana says of Foreman: "She makes her subjects vibrant and alive, and there's an enthusiasm and excitement in the ways she looks at things."

    Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, History, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • J.J. Abrams '88 produces two new shows for television's fall season

    previews the new television show Person of Interest from executive producer J.J. Abrams '88; the show is hailed as "CBS's highest-testing drama pilot in 15 years." Abrams is also executive producer of Alcatraz, picked up by FOX for the upcoming season and previewed by .

    Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Visual Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Students place second in worldwide "Rise Pakistan" competition

    Sarah Lawrence College first-year students Jackie Assar and Garin Kessler and two students from NYU are among ten teams selected from among worldwide finalists in the "RISE (Road to Innovative Social Entrepreneurship) Pakistan" competition, being held at the University of Chicago May 19-22. They will compete for a $10,000 Venture Challenge Grant to implement the winning project.

    Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011

    Science and Mathematics, Students
  • Arianna Huffington: Sarah Lawrence "one of the great colleges in America"

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    Two days before delivering the commencement address at SLC, media mogul Arianna Huffington penned a letter to the Class of 2011 about the challenges that face them after graduation. In the piece, Huffington calls Sarah Lawrence, "one of the great colleges in America."

    Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    SLC
  • Sarah Lawrence College Student Awarded Prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Argentina

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    Maggie Murphy '11 has received a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship for 2011-2012 and will spend the year in Argentina teaching English to young students.

    Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    Humanities, Modern Languages and Literatures, Students
  • Ani Adishian ’95 turns passion for gardening into career as landscape contractor

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    Ani Adishian '95 is featured in a article about local gardening enthusiasts who have turned their hobby into a successful career. Adishian, a landscape contractor and owner of Flora Landscapes Ltd., has maintained the College's grounds for the past decade.

    Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    Alums, Environmental Studies, History and the Social Sciences
  • Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills traces the issue of deficit reduction in The Guardian

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    In a commentary in (UK) entitled, "Mitch Daniels: the convenient amnesia of a deficit hawk," Literature professor Nicolaus Mills points out the changed stance of Indiana's Republican governor on deficit reduction, and how the change indicates that the issue "is not an ultimate priority for either party."

    Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Literature, Politics
  • SLC to pilot student voter registration initiative

    Beginning this fall, Sarah Lawrence College will implement provisions of proposed Senate legislation intended to increase the number of eligible students registered to vote.

    Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    Alums, Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Politics, SLC
  • Rahm Emanuel ’81 sworn in as Chicago's new mayor

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    Several national media outlets including profile former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel ’81 on the day of his swearing in as Chicago's 46th mayor.

    Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • Sarah Lawrence College student awarded Meredith Fonda Russell International Fieldwork Fellowship

    thumbnailSophomore Trevor Wallace has been awarded the Meredith Fonda Russell International Fieldwork Fellowship to continue work on a project titled "Hydroelectric Dams in Nepal through Documentary."

    Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Environmental Studies, Filmmaking, History and the Social Sciences, Students, Visual Arts
  • Film History faculty member Malcolm Turvey's new book reviewed by The Architect's Newspaper

    reviews The Filming of Modern Life: European Avant-Garde Film of the 1920's, the new book written by Film History faculty member Malcolm Turvey.

    Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011

    Faculty, Film History, Humanities
  • Russell Cohen '12 brings Brain Awareness Week to Sarah Lawrence

    During the week of April 20, Russell Cohen '12 brought Brain Awareness Week to Sarah Lawrence College.

    Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011

    Biology, Faculty, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy, Graduate Studies in Human Genetics, Science and Mathematics, Students
  • Literature faculty member Fredric Smoler '75 examines European reaction to the killing of Osama bin Laden in Dissent

    In an online sympsosium of writers on the killing of Osama bin Laden—on how it was carried out, its potential impact on government policies, and its meaning to and reception by the public— Literature faculty member Fredric Smoler '75 contributes a piece entitled, "The Particular Case of Osama bin Laden." In the piece, Smoler examines the critical reactions of some European nations to the killing.

    Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011

    Alums, Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Literature
  • Biology faculty member Leah Olson quoted in Hartford Courant article on healthy eating

    Biology faculty member Leah Olson is quoted in a article on healthy eating and the lack of vegetable and fruit consumption by American adults.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

    Biology, Faculty, Science and Mathematics
  • Spy Class, Decades Later, Becomes a Play

    Sheila Schwartz '80 first studied history's famous spies in the late 1970s, in a class taught by her don, Jefferson Adams. The class made such an impression that three decades later, she wrote a play about it: Spy Garbo, which debuted off-Broadway this spring.

    Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills examines Obama's stance on Libyan intervention in The Guardian

    avatarIn (UK), Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses the impact he believes Obama advisor Samantha Power's book A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide has had on the President's stance on Libyan intervention.

    Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011

    Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Literature
  • Katie Arnold-Ratliff MFA '08 publishes debut novel, declared "writer to watch" by Booklist

    (California) profiles author Katie Arnold-Ratliff MFA '08 and reviews her first novel Bright Before Us. The book has received much praise from reviewers, including Publishers Weekly and Booklist, which urged readers to "mark her as a writer to watch."

    Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Ansel Elkins '07 wins "Discovery"⁄Boston Review Poetry Contest

    Ansel Elkins '07 has been named a winner of the . Elkins will join other winners in a reading at the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center, and will be published in the May/June 2011 issue of Boston Review.

    Posted: Friday, May 6, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Commemorating the Freedom Riders of 1961: "Reflecting on Liberty, Democracy, and Freedom in America"

    "Liberté," a 22" high-bronze sculpture by Yonkers artist Vinnie Bagwell, which commemorates the Freedom Rides of 1961, will be on display at Sarah Lawrence College later this year.

    Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, History, History and the Social Sciences, Politics, Sculpture, Visual Arts
  • Photos by Jennifer Pinkowski ’98 featured in Forbes.com blog

    The work of writer and photographer Jennifer Pinkowski ’98 is featured in John Giuffo's "Small World, Big Mouth" blog on . Giuffo praises the juxtaposition evident in several of Pinkowski's photos, saying it's "a trick she learned while studying photography first at Sarah Lawrence, and then at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism."

    Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Photography, Visual Arts
  • Sarah Lawrence dominates Tony award nominations

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    The work of SLC graduates and Enrico Wey '04 and theatre faculty member Tom Lee has been recognized with nominations for several , which celebrate the best in American theatre. Lindsay-Abaire's Good People, on which faculty member Jill DuBoff is the sound designer, is nominated for Best Play, and Wey and Lee are currently lending their puppetry and performance skills to the Lincoln Center production of War Horse, which is nominated for five awards; in addition, the Handspring Puppet Company will receive a special Tony for their work on War Horse. The Tony awards ceremony will be held on June 12 in New York City.

    Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Sarah Lawrence College Professor Awarded Prestigious Research Fellowship

    Film History faculty member Malcolm Turvey has been named one of 26 fellows by The Stanford Humanities Center at Stanford University for the 2011-12 academic year to research and write his upcoming book Play Time: Jacques Tati and Comedic Modernism.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

    Faculty, Film History, Humanities
  • Incoming student Bayan Baker '15 recalls family's journey from Croatia to America

    applauds the acceptance of Bayan Baker '15 to Sarah Lawrence College, as well as her receipt of the Yonkers Town Scholarship, and shares her story of immigration from post-war Croatia to America as evidence that the American dream is alive and well in Yonkers, New York.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

    Pre-med, Science and Mathematics, Students
  • Attorney, author, and filmmaker Tonya Lewis Lee '88 raises awareness about infant mortality

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    The Journal News profiles attorney, children's book author, novelist and award-winning filmmaker Tonya Lewis Lee '88, national spokesperson for the "A Healthy Baby Begins with You" campaign, which raises awareness about infant mortality and advocates for healthier lifestyles for women.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences
  • Artist Gwendolyn Cardente '97 praises study abroad program in Florence

    In a profile by Sarasota's , artist and gallery owner Gwendolyn Cardente '97 cites spending her junior year in SLC's study abroad program in Florence as the reason she became an artist, saying, "It was the best experience I ever had."

    Posted: Friday, April 29, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Visual Arts
  • Three Sarah Lawrence College Alumni Awarded Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships

    avatarPlaywright David Adjmi '93, choreographer Pam Tanowitz MFA '98, and artist Janine Antoni '86 are among a select group of 180 scholars, artists, and scientists who were awarded the prestigious Guggenheim fellowship in 2011.

    Posted: Friday, April 29, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance, Faculty, Graduate Studies in Theatre, Visual Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Writing faculty member Mary Morris publishes crossword-themed essay in The Atlantic

    Writing faculty member Mary Morris published The Cross Word: A story and puzzle in 76 clues in the May issue of magazine. Maxwell Neely-Cohen '08 assisted with the crossword puzzle.

    Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Actress Jane Alexander '61 to receive Eleanor Roosevelt "Following in Her Footsteps" Award

    reports that actress will be presented with the Eleanor Roosevelt "Following in Her Footsteps" Award at a benefit on Sunday, May 15 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA. Alexander portrayed Roosevelt in two television movies, Eleanor and Franklin and Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years.

    Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Christian Science Monitor blog praises Sarah Lawrence and its no SAT-ACT policy

    On the Web site, Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist at the Con­cord Coalition, blogger at EconomistMom.com, and parent of an incoming Sarah Lawrence student, writes about the incompleteness of standardized tests and measures in college admissions and beyond.

    Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    Parents, SLC
  • Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses affirmative action in higher education in The Guardian

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    In a comment piece in (UK), Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses the current state of affirmative action and the need to rethink the program, particularly as it applies to higher education.

    Posted: Monday, April 25, 2011

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • New book by Anthropology faculty member Robert Desjarlais reviewed in The Chronicle of Higher Education

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    In its Chronicle Review section, features Anthropology faculty member Robert Desjarlais and his new book Counterplay: An Anthropologist at the Chessboard and looks at the background that led Desjarlais to research and write the book.

    Posted: Monday, April 25, 2011

    Anthropology, Faculty, History and the Social Sciences
  • Writing faculty member Jo Ann Beard pens debut novel

    Writing faculty member Jo Ann Beard is profiled by the on the eve of publishing her debut novel In Zanesville.

    Posted: Monday, April 25, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Matt Matros MFA '04 defends Internet poker

    In a op-ed, writer and professional poker player Matt Matros MFA '04 laments the Justice Department's virtual shutdown of online poker sites, and defends the medium—and the game—as important parts of American culture.

    Posted: Monday, April 25, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Elana Bell '99, MFA '08 receives Walt Whitman Award from Academy of American Poets

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    has announced that Elana Bell '99, MFA '08 has been selected by distinguished poet Fanny Howe as the recipient of the 2011 Walt Whitman Award for her collection of poems Eyes, Stones, which will be published next spring. The award is given to honor and publish a poet's first book of original poetry.

    Posted: Monday, April 25, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Jithendra Seneviratne '12 to appear in Shakespeare on the Sound production of Much Ado About Nothing

    reports that Shakespeare on the Sound has announced its final cast for the upcoming production of Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, which includes graduate student Jithendra Seneviratne '12 playing the role of one of Dogberry’s Men.

    Posted: Monday, April 25, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Students, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Alumni members of Big Tree tour in van that runs on vegetable oil; explain eco-friendly music to MTV

    Luke Bace '10, Colin Fahrner '10, and Kaila McIntyre-Bader '09, three members of the band Big Tree, explain the concept of eco-friendly music to MTV in a written by current student Lauren Grillo '11. The band has traveled more than 12,000 miles in a diesel van converted to run on vegetable oil as they share their music and raise awareness about alternative fuels and simple ways people can keep their lifestyles eco-friendly. Big Tree will be at Sarah Lawrence on Earth Day.

    Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Environmental Studies, Music, Students
  • Helen Whitney '65 debuts Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate on PBS

    Acclaimed writer, producer and director Helen Whitney '65 explores the concept and practice of forgiveness in a new PBS film called Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate. The film is running in two 90-minute specials during the month of April on PBS stations nationwide. ran a short video monologue from Whitney on the eve of the first segment’s premiere.

    Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Michelle Huber '12 recalls her time in Havana in New York Times article on study abroad programs in Cuba

    In "Cuba: A Door Ajar," the discusses the Obama administration's easing of restrictions on academic travel to Cuba. Sarah Lawrence's longstanding is mentioned as the largest in the United States, and student Michelle Huber '12 discusses her time in Havana with the program.

    Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

    SLC, Students
  • Michelle Fox MS '79 featured in Los Angeles Times article on the role of genetic counselors

    Michelle Fox MS '79, an alumna of the , is featured in a article on the role of genetic counselors in shepherding families through complicated medical issues.

    Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

    Alums, Graduate Studies in Human Genetics, Science and Mathematics
  • Nell Minow '74 discusses "passionate curiosity" in New York Times article on the habits of effective leaders

    In a article entitled, "Distilling the Wisdom of C.E.O.'s," adapted from his book The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons From CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed, author Adam Bryant examines the habits of highly effective leaders. Nell Minow '74, co-founder of the Corporate Library, discusses the importance of "passionate curiosity" as a character trait that can set leaders apart.

    Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

    Alums, History and the Social Sciences
  • Meghan Roguschka '12 awarded prestigious Udall Scholarship

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    Sarah Lawrence College junior Meghan Roguschka has been selected as a 2011 Morris K. and Stuart L. Udall Scholar in recognition of her commitment to the environment.

    Posted: Monday, April 18, 2011

    Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Photography, Politics, Students
  • Annual Mayfair carnival to be held on April 30; proceeds benefit student scholarships

    Sarah Lawrence College's annual Mayfair, for families and children ages 5-10, will take place on Saturday, April 30, rain or shine from 11 a.m. -3 p.m.

    Posted: Monday, April 18, 2011

    SLC, Students
  • President Karen Lawrence lends expertise to James Joyce panel

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    President Karen Lawrence participated in a panel discussion at Bowdoin College titled, "The Next Joyce Century: Still Fearing and Loving Ulysses." In her talk, "Something Old, Something New," President Lawrence reflected on how old Joyce manuscripts are "bringing new life" to current studies on his works. covered the event.

    Posted: Monday, April 18, 2011

  • Literature faculty member Joe Lauinger's new play Michael Archangel wins Fulton Theatre's Discovery Project

    The Fulton Theatre has selected Michael Archangel, a play written by literature faculty member Joe Lauinger, as the winner of its first Discovery Project, a contest to find and produce new full-length plays. The play, which is a modern take off of Anton Chekhov's Platonov, makes its stage debut on April 28 as reported by the .

    Posted: Monday, April 18, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Humanities, Literature, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • President Lawrence discusses what’s behind the price of a Sarah Lawrence education in Inside Higher Ed

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    In an essay titled, "Why We're No. 1," President Karen Lawrence discusses the customized, "handcrafted" nature of a Sarah Lawrence education, the impact that has on the cost of attending the College, and the transformative results it affords alumni well beyond graduation.

    Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011

    Administration, President, SLC
  • SLC wins major awards for new Admission materials

    Sarah Lawrence College was selected as a winner in the 26th Annual Educational Advertising Awards sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report.

    Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

    SLC
  • Enrico Wey '04 and Theatre faculty member Tom Lee bring puppetry skills to Lincoln Center Theatre production of War Horse

    A article titled, "A Harmony of the Head, Heart—and Haunch" features the work of Enrico Wey '04, one of the puppeteers in the Lincoln Center Theatre production of War Horse. Theatre faculty member Tom Lee is also in the cast of the production, and was interviewed for a feature on the production. also featured a segment on the making of War Horse.

    Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Politics faculty member Sam Abrams conducts survey of Jewish leaders in America on the recent events in Egypt

    Politics faculty member Sam Abrams, along with professor Steven M. Cohen of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner, have released the results of an online, opt-in survey of Jewish leaders conducted in March 2011. The survey demonstrates that American Jews are of two minds about recent developments in Egypt: On the one hand, they warmly greet the apparent turn to democracy and human rights. At the same time, they are unsure of the implications for Israel and the Jewish State’s long-standing peace treaty with Egypt. The survey results were reported by , as well as in a from BJPA.

    Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Politics, Religion
  • Westchester Magazine profiles President Lawrence

    profiles President Karen Lawrence, one of four female presidents leading an institution of higher education in Westchester County.

    Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

    Administration, President, SLC
  • Fifteen Sarah Lawrence College student athletes named to the inaugural Hudson Valley Athletic Conference All-Academic Team

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    The Hudson Valley Men's and Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference announced its inaugural All-Academic Team recognizing student athletes who have excelled both athletically and academically, and fifteen Sarah Lawrence students are on the roster.

    Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

    Students
  • Sarah Lawrence College student awarded prestigious Davis Projects for Peace Fellowship

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    Sarah Lawrence College junior Kioka Williams has been awarded the 2011 Davis Projects for Peace Fellowship for her “Peace-ing together a Community in Transition” project in her former neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, NY.

    Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Students, Visual Arts
  • Adventures in Filmmaking

    Trevor Wallace '13 talks about his recent trip to Antarctica and the ways he’s merging filmmaking, adventure, and environmental justice.

    Posted: Friday, April 8, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Environmental Studies, Filmmaking, History and the Social Sciences, Students, Visual Arts
  • Renowned Neuroscientist Dr. Bruce McEwen to speak at Sarah Lawrence as part of Brain Awareness Week

     Dr. Bruce McEwen, one of the original founders of Brain Awareness Week, will discuss the effects of stress on the brain, and Dr. Erin O’Connor of NYU will speak on the cognitive and socio-emotional development of children in separate talks at SLC.

    Posted: Friday, April 8, 2011

    Biology, Science and Mathematics, Staff, Students
  • WWI Exhibit “Winds and Words of War: Posters and Prints from the San Antonio Public Library” on display at Sarah Lawrence College

    An exhibit of 40 framed vintage posters from World War I, featuring famous images of patriotic themes and messages, is on display in the Esther Raushenbush Library at Sarah Lawrence College through Thursday, June 30.

    Posted: Friday, April 8, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, SLC, Visual Arts
  • Associate dean of financial aid and admission Heather McDonnell shares insights in AP article

    Heather McDonnell, Associate Dean of Financial Aid and Admission, was featured in an sharing insight on financial aid as it affects college admissions.


    Posted: Thursday, April 7, 2011

    Administration, SLC, Staff
  • Choreographer Juliette Mapp ’93 channels Gertrude Stein in The Making of Americans

    In , dancer and choreographer Juliette Mapp ’93 talks about The Making of Americans, a new dance that draws from Gertrude Stein’s novel of the same name.

    Posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Max Mallory '11 discusses the value of a liberal arts education in an AOL Finance/Wallet Pop article

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    In an article titled, "What Good is a Liberal Arts Degree in the Job Market," Max Mallory '11 answers that question by discussing his experiences at Sarah Lawrence and his plans for the future—which include using his studies in theatre and the social sciences and his legal internships to pursue a career in law.

    Posted: Monday, April 4, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Students, Theatre
  • Caroline Lieber MS '80, director of the Human Genetics graduate program, discusses at-home genetic tests in U.S. News and World Report

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    Caroline Lieber MS '80, director of the , weighs in on the rise of direct-to-consumer genetic tests and the risks they pose in a titled, "Do At-Home Genetic Tests Tell Too Much and Explain Too Little?"

    Posted: Friday, April 1, 2011

    Alums, Faculty, Graduate Studies in Human Genetics, Pre-med, Science and Mathematics
  • Costume Shop

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    Costume designer Carol Pelletier and her students construct the costumes for Two Gentlemen of Verona.

    Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011

  • SLC Registers as NCAA Exploratory Member

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    After 15 years of steady growth in sports participation, this spring Sarah Lawrence is applying to become a member of NCAA Division III.

    Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011

    SLC
  • Meet Our Faculty: Laura Weil MA ’94

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    An interview with Laura Weil MA ’94, who directs the graduate program in health advocacy at Sarah Lawrence, and has worked in the field for nearly 20 years.

    Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011

    Alums, Faculty, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy, Science and Mathematics
  • Trustee Myra R. Drucker '68 receives Institutional Investor magazine's "Investor Lifetime Achievement Award"

    Myra R. Drucker '68, Vice Chair of the Sarah Lawrence Board of Trustees,is the recipient of magazine's "Investor Lifetime Achievement Award." The magazine's annual U.S. Investment Management Awards recognize U.S. institutional investors with innovative strategies and fiduciary savvy. Drucker will receive the award on May 16.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011

    Administration, Alums, Economics, History and the Social Sciences
  • Religion faculty member Glenn Dynner featured in next episode of NBC's Who Do You Think You Are?

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    Religion faculty member Glenn Dynner will be featured in an episode of the NBC show , scheduled to air on Friday, April 1. The reality show follows celebrities as they trace their family roots with the help of subject matter experts. In his episode, Dynner helps actress Gwyneth Paltrow learn more about her paternal grandfather.

    Posted: Monday, March 28, 2011

    Faculty, Humanities, Religion
  • Mathematics faculty member Dan King named Governor of Mathematical Association of America's Metro NY Chapter

    Mathematics faculty member Dan King has been elected Governor of the 's Metro NY Chapter. Based in Washington D.C., the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is the nation's primary professional organization focused on mathematics at the undergraduate level, and whose core mission is the support of mathematics education, research, professional development and public policy. King has previously held positions with the MAA both locally as Secretary and Chair of the Metro NY Chapter and nationally as a member of the Committee on Mathematics Across the Disciplines. In addition, he currently sits on the Board of Editors for The College Mathematics Journal, the MAA publication catering to the interests of undergraduate mathematics students and their professors. King has been on the faculty at Sarah Lawrence College for 14 years, teaching a number of unorthodox mathematics courses (The Mathematics of Jorge Luis Borges, The Philosophical Basis of Mathematics and The Theory of Games and Strategy) alongside courses in the traditional undergraduate canon (Statistics, Calculus, Abstract Algebra, Topology).

    Posted: Monday, March 28, 2011

    Faculty, Mathematics, Science and Mathematics
  • Poetry faculty member Rachel Griffiths featured in O, The Oprah Magazine

    Poetry faculty member Rachel Griffiths is featured in the current issue of . In a piece called "Fashion Extremes: Celebrate Your Unique Style," Griffiths joins seven other rising poets in expressing their dynamic personal styles.

    Posted: Friday, March 25, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Photography faculty member Michael Vahrenwald

    The Journal News reports that the work of photography faculty member Michael Vahrenwald will be on display at presented by ArtsWestchester. Vahrenwald’s work displays pictures of bank buildings over the years, demonstrating how the architecture of these buildings has changed.

    Posted: Friday, March 18, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Photography, Visual Arts
  • Meet Our Students: Trevor Wallace '13

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    As a first-year student, Trevor Wallace ’13 travelled to Antarctica for two weeks during winter break with an organization called Students on Ice to make a documentary on environmental conservation for his "Experimental Film" class.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Students, Visual Arts
  • The Green Heart

    Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison, pioneers in the field of “eco-art,” visited campus in February to discuss their work in environmental advocacy through art.

    Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

    Environmental Studies, History and the Social Sciences, Visual Arts
  • Nonfiction Theatre Group Trains SLC Students

    Manhattan-based theatre group The Civilians came to campus to work with theatre students during a two-week residency in January.

    Posted: Monday, March 14, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Students, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Pre-med student Nadia Rahman '14 featured on NBC Nightly News

    Nadia Rahman '14, a pre-med student at SLC, is mentioned in an segment about her cousin, Sal Khan, founder of the online Khan Academy, which strives to "deliver a world-class education to anyone anywhere." The idea for the Academy came several years ago, when Khan was tutoring Rahman in algebra remotely via the Internet. (Video segment starts at 19:52).

    Posted: Monday, March 14, 2011

    Pre-med, Science and Mathematics, Students
  • Victory for the Defense

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    Michael Bachrach '96 defends the first Guantanamo detainee to be tried in civilian court. Here's how—and why—he took on this landmark terrorism case.

    Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011

    Alums, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • The Restoration

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    Georgette Gouveia '77, MFA '80 has already lost her beloved aunt to dementia. But when she brings her home after a failed hip surgery, she finds an unexpected way to reconnect.

    Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • The Food Fight

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    Tagan Engel '95 leaves a cushy job as a private chef and takes on the system—the food system, that is. Can one person make a difference in the eating habits of an entire town?

    Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011

    Alums, Environmental Studies, History and the Social Sciences
  • Derrida Among the Indians

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    Arnold Krupat (literature) takes Native American texts out of the anthropological dustbin and puts them onto the bookshelf, with a little help from French critical theory.

    Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Coming Clean

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    It's never easy to say, "Dad, I was a heroin-addicted dominatrix." When Melissa Febos MFA '05 finishes her heart-wrenching memoir, she finds the hardest part is sharing the truth with her father.

    Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Open Mic, Friendly Ears

    The Coffeehouse/Open Mic series has become a centerpiece of campus life and a valuable venue for student artists to perform new work with the attention and support of their peers.

    Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Students
  • The New York Times remembers Sam Chwat '74, speech therapist to the stars

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    remembers alumnus Sam Chwat '74, a rewnowned speech therapist and dialect tutor for film stars, who passed away on February 3.

    Chwat helped out with the Fall 2009 issue of Sarah Lawrence magazine, teaching readers "How to Fake an Accent" in a story titled "."

    Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

    Alums
  • Lucinda Childs ’62 reflects on the influence of Merce Cunningham in The Los Angeles Times

    In the , Lucinda Childs ’62 reflects on the influence of the late Merce Cunningham on her career as a choreographer and on “Dance,” her seminal 1979 work that was revived in 2009 and now tours throughout the U.S and Europe.

    Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Writing Institute student Neil Selinger publishes memoir

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    Frequent student Neil Selinger is featured in and The Journal News on the eve of a launch party for his memoir A Sloan Product. Selinger, diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in 2009, wrote in a recent essay: "As I slowly lost my speech, I gained my voice."

    Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2011

    CCE
  • Good People, the new Broadway play by David Lindsay-Abaire ’92, favorably reviewed by The New York Times

    features a favorable review of Good People, the new Broadway play by David Lindsay-Abaire ’92. An earlier Times article profiles the early life of playwright, who grew up in South Boston, where the play is set.

    Posted: Friday, March 4, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • David Grimm ’97

    reports that Tales from Red Vienna, written by award-winning playwright David Grimm ’97, will have a staged reading as part of the South Coast Repertory’s NewSCRipts series on March 14.

    Posted: Friday, March 4, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • The Weekly Standard reviews Disconnect: The Breakdown of Representation in American Politics, co-written by Politics faculty member Sam Abrams

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    In a blog post titled "The Elites Against the Moderates," Fred Barnes reviews Disconnect: The Breakdown of Representation in American Politics, written by Morris P. Fiorina with Politics faculty member Sam Abrams. Barnes states that readers of the book are "likely to come away with an altered view of parties and elections," as he did.

    Posted: Friday, March 4, 2011

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • Holly Robinson-Peete ’86, Alice Walker ’65, and Sanaa Hamri ’86 nominated for NAACP Image Awards; Peete to co-host ceremony

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    Holly Robinson Peete ’86 will co-host the , the nation's premier multi-cultural awards show celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts. Peete's children's book My Brother Charlie is nominated for an award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work–Children. In addition, Just Wright, a film directed by Sanaa Hamri ’86, is nominated for Outstanding Motion Picture, and Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, a book by Alice Walker ’65, is nominated for Outstanding Literary Work–Poetry

    Posted: Friday, March 4, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Humanities, Literature, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Politics faculty member Sam Abrams writes on informal social networks and voter turnout in The British Journal of Political Science

    The research of Politics faculty member Sam Abrams, along with co-authors Torben Iversen of Harvard and David Soskice of Duke and Nuffield College, Oxford, appears in the current issue of The British Journal of Political Science in an article entitled “Informal Social Networks and Rational Voting.” While their argument incorporates game theory and strategic complementarities, and is thus challenging to briefly summarize, the essential hypothesis is a simple one:  Individuals vote if their informal networks of family and friends attach importance to voting. Voting thus leads to social approval. And conversely, not voting leads to disapproval.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • News outlets cite Sarah Lawrence College as instrumental in the beginning of Women’s History Month

    With the start of Women’s History Month (March), a number of news outlets, including and , are chronicling the history of the month that recognizes women’s rights and contributions, and how it got its start at Sarah Lawrence College.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

    SLC, Graduate Studies in Womens History
  • Dance program director Sara Rudner graces cover of Dance Teacher magazine

    Sara Rudner, director of the dance program, appears on the cover of the March issue of , and discusses how she integrates dance as part of her students’ academic lives in an article titled “Teaching at the Perfect (Every) Age.”

    Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance, Faculty
  • Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills critiques speech by Defense Secretary in The Guardian

    In , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills critiques the recent address at West Point by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, comparing Gates’ words to those of John F. Kennedy in a 1962 address to cadets and contrasting the climate of the military then and now.


    Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses post-traumatic stress disorder on CNN.com

    In a special commentary on titled “What Salinger tells us about caring for veterans,” Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills highlights lessons that can be learned from J.D. Salinger and, in particular, his 1950 short story For EsmeWith Love and Squalor. Mills states that in the story, Salinger, himself a World War II veteran who struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder, “gives an account of PTSD that speaks directly to us today.”

    Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Anthropology faculty member Robert Desjarlais’ new book on chess praised by Foreword Reviews

    lauds Anthropology faculty member Robert Desjarlais’ new book Counterplay: An Anthropologist at the Chessboard, saying “the subject of chess boasts more books than any other game, but this one is special.”

    Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

    Anthropology, Faculty, History and the Social Sciences
  • Politics faculty member Elke Zuern discusses what Egypt can learn from South Africa in Insana Quotient interview

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    Politics faculty member Elke Zuern appeared on the radio show The Insana Quotient to discuss how the past experiences of South Africa can be instructive as protests and regime change affect North Africa and the Middle East. Zuern, author of the recently published Politics of Necessity: Community Organizing and Democracy in South Africa, argues that working toward greater socio-economic equality is crucial to achieving a successful and sustainable democracy. To listen to the interview, visit and select February 28 from the archive calendar.

    Posted: Tuesday, March 1, 2011

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • Head volleyball coach Matt Cribbin named to American Volleyball Coaches Association's "Thirty Under 30" list

    Head Volleyball coach Matt Cribbin is a recipient of the “Thirty Under 30 Award,” which honors up-and-coming coaching talent at all levels of volleyball, as reported by the .

    Posted: Friday, February 25, 2011

    Staff
  • Trustee John Hill and wife Marilynn Wood Hill named Senior Advisors to mentor South Carolina’s Liberty Fellow

    John Hill, Chair of the Sarah Lawrence College Board of Trustees, has been selected as one of 22 influential leaders to serve as Senior Advisors in South Carolina’s Liberty Fellowship. As reported by , Hill and his wife Marilynn Wood Hill will mentor and provide guidance to Laura Varn, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Media Relations at Santee Cooper.

    Posted: Friday, February 25, 2011

    Administration
  • President Lawrence blogs about the benefits of studying abroad in Cuba on huffingtonpost.com

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    In a blog post titled, “Cuba as a Learning Lab: Perspectives from Sarah Lawrence College’s 10-Year Study Abroad Program,” President Karen Lawrence discusses the easing of restrictions on American travel to Cuba and on people-to-people exchanges—a move from which, she states, both countries stand to benefit. Lawrence cites SLC’s , celebrating its 10th anniversary, as an example of the “rich, often transformative experience” that can come as a result of these eased restrictions.

    Posted: Friday, February 25, 2011

    President, SLC
  • Women’s History Conference Focuses on Body Politics

    Sarah Lawrence College's 13th Annual Women's History Conference will take place on campus on Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5.

    Posted: Friday, February 25, 2011

    SLC, Graduate Studies in Womens History
  • Jon Avnet ’71

    profiles Jon Avnet ’71, executive producer of the movie Black Swan, which received five Oscar nominations. Avnet transferred from the University of Pennsylvania to study Film History at Sarah Lawrence.

    Posted: Friday, February 25, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Film History, Filmmaking
  • Brianna Leone '11

    In a article about the rise in student enrollments in graduate school, Brianna Leone '11, who is simultaneously completing her senior year of undergraduate studies and beginning her first year of graduate studies at SLC, highlights how her master’s courses have helped her land two internships.

    Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2011

    Students, Graduate Studies in Womens History
  • Guest post from President Lawrence in Washington Post blog explores “the cost of getting higher education into shape”

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    President Karen Lawrence is featured as a guest writer in Daniel de Vise’s College Inc. blog on . President Lawrence’s post, titled “The Cost of Getting Higher Education into Shape,” comes as a response to a February 20th Washington Post Magazine by de Vise titled “Eight Ways to Get Higher Education into Shape.”


    Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2011

    Parents, SLC
  • President Karen Lawrence’s Who’s Afraid of James Joyce? favorably reviewed by The Times Literary Supplement

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    President Karen Lawrence’s recent book Who’s Afraid of James Joyce? was favorably reviewed by The Times Literary Supplement in early February. In her review, Sarah Davison cites the impressive “standard of scholarship on display” in the book, which takes its name from a seminar taught at SLC by President Lawrence. The full review is available on the , however a subscription is required.

    Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Humanities, Literature, President, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel ‘81 elected mayor of Chicago

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    Rahm Emanuel ‘81 was elected mayor of Chicago on February 22—a decisive victory in which he received 55% of the vote. Formerly White House Chief of Staff under President Barack Obama, Emanuel’s latest political endeavor marks a milestone as he becomes the city’s first Jewish mayor. Several media outlets covered the election, including , , and , including op-ed columnist .

    Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011

    Alums, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • Book Prize Awarded to Dean of the College

    Sarah Lawrence Dean of the College and scholar of art history, Jerrilynn Dodds, and co-authors Maria Menocal of Yale and Abigail Balbale of Brandeis, have been awarded the 2010 Albert C. Outler book prize for The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture as best publication in “ecumenical church history broadly conceived” by the American Society of Church History (ASCH).

    Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

    Administration, Humanities, Religion, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Rashaun Mitchell ’00 lauded by New York Times dance critic Alastair Macaulay

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    In a review of the Merce Cunningham piece "Crises," being performed in March at the University of Arizona, Tucson, dance critic Alastair Macaulay calls the performance of Rashaun Mitchell '00 "one of the greatest of our day."

    Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Richard Morais '81, author of The Hundred-Foot Journey, featured in Australia's Sun Herald

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    Richard Morais '81, author of the acclaimed book The Hundred-Foot Journey, shares a feature from Australia's Sun Herald on his . In the article, he recalls a class at Sarah Lawrence taught by Grace Paley, in which he disagreed with her statement that "the reason we write is to show why we are different from other people." Morais offered to Paley his reason for writing: "to try to find what I have in common with other people.

    Posted: Monday, February 21, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Dean Jerrilynn Dodds receives Albert C. Outler book prize from the American Society of Church History

    The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture, co-authored by Dean of the College Jerrilynn Dodds, has been awarded the Albert C. Outler book prize of the American Society of Church History for 2010. In making the selection, the chair of the award committee called the book "a fascinating and gorgeously illustrated study of inter-religious and intercultural relations among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in medieval Castile."

    Posted: Monday, February 21, 2011

    Administration, Creative and Performing Arts, Humanities, Religion, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • The Dick Butkus Society

    Student club The Dick Butkus Society unites football lovers on campus.

    Posted: Friday, February 18, 2011

  • Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills appears on CNN to discuss the parallels between Egypt's revolution and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement

    In a special commentary to titled "How nonviolent protest defeats injustice," Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills reflects on his participation in the Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march in 1965—a memory called to mind while watching demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square sitting down to reduce the violence around them.

    A CNN video embedded in the piece—"Echoes of U.S. unrest of 1960s"—features Mills and Reverend Bernice King, daughter of the late Martin Luther King, Jr., discussing the parallels many are drawing between the revolution in Egypt and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.

    Posted: Monday, February 14, 2011

    Faculty, History, Humanities, Literature, Politics
  • Sarah Lawrence College Swim Team wins End of Year Tournament

    The Sarah Lawrence College swim team capped off a successful season by winning the 2011 Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference Swimming Invitational.

    Posted: Monday, February 14, 2011

    Administration, SLC, Students
  • Mara Farrell ’77 wins Martha Washington Woman of History Award for work in the field of Hudson Valley history

    reports that community activist Mara Farrell ’77 is the recipient the Martha Washington Woman of History Award, which recognizes women who have distinguished themselves in the field of Hudson Valley history. Farrell is co-founder of Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot, a non-profit organization committed to the preservation of historic lands.

    Posted: Monday, February 14, 2011

    Alums, Environmental Studies, History, History and the Social Sciences
  • Buzz surrounds The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, the debut novel from Benjamin Hale '06

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    The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, the debut novel from current MFA Writing Program faculty member and 2006 alumnus Benjamin Hale, is garnering much buzz in the media, including a favorable write-up in the February 4 , a recent stint on and being named a selection by .

    Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Literature, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • How to Confound a Stereotype

    Acclaimed social psychologist and provost of Columbia University Claude Steele visited campus to share his research on stereotypes.

    Posted: Tuesday, February 8, 2011

    Psychology, SLC, Students
  • Arianna Huffington to deliver commencement address to Class of 2011

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    Internet publishing entrepreneur Arianna Huffington will deliver the Commencement address to the Sarah Lawrence College class of 2011 on Friday, May 20, at 10 a.m. on the College’s southernWestchester County campus.

    Posted: Monday, February 7, 2011

    SLC
  • Marin Independent Journal reviews debut album from alums' indie-pop band Big Tree

    The reviews the eponymous debut album by Big Tree, the indie band founded by Kaila McIntyre-Bader '09, Luke Bace '10, and Colin Fahrner '10.

    Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Music
  • Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison, leaders of the eco-art movement, to speak on campus February 14

    Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison, leaders of the eco-art movement, will discuss , including, “The Force Majeure,” in the auditorium of the Heimbold Visual Arts Center at Sarah Lawrence College on Monday, February 14 at 5 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.

    Posted: Wednesday, February 2, 2011

    Environmental Studies, History and the Social Sciences, SLC, Visual Arts
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills

    Literature professor Nicolaus Mills discusses the "sexual politics" of the new movie Blue Valentine on .

    Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011

  • Laura Weil, director, Health Advocacy Graduate Program, weighs in on Internet health care searches in The New York Times

    In the health section of , Laura Weil, director of the , comments on the top five health concerns searched for by Internet users.


    Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011

    Faculty, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy
  • Photographer Priscilla Rattazzi ’77 profiled by Palm Beach Daily News

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    In the , fashion and celebrity photographer Priscilla Rattazzi ’77 discusses her latest book Luna & Lola, which chronicles the relationship between her two dogs, and working with famed photographer Hiro as a young photographer just out of college.

    Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Photography, Visual Arts
  • Good Wife star and alumna Julianna Margulies wins second consecutive Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series

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    Alumna Julianna Margulies of CBS' The Good Wife won a second consecutive Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series, as reported by media outlets worldwide, including .

    Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills highlights SLC's practice of written evaluations as a method to counteract grade inflation

    In , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills highlights the Sarah Lawrence system of written evaluations and one-on-one meetings between faculty and students as methods to counter grade inflation.

    Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature, SLC
  • Yale Medicine profiles Dr. Clarion Johnson ‘72, global medical director at ExxonMobil

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    profiles Dr. Clarion Johnson ‘72, global medical director at ExxonMobil

    Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    Alums, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Pre-med, Science and Mathematics
  • Chinese Authority on Jews in China to Lecture at Sarah Lawrence College February 15

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    Jews have had a long history in China, with the earliest groups arriving via the Silk Road during the Tang Dynasty, around the 8th Century, says Dr. Pan Guang, Dean of the Center of Jewish Studies Shanghai, the most influential research institute in China studying Judaism and Israeli affairs. Dr. Pan will deliver a lecture—Jews in China: Legends, History and New Perspective—at Sarah Lawrence College on February 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Donnelley Theatre, Heimbold Visual Arts Center.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    Asian Studies, History, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Religion, SLC
  • Leading Film Scholar to Speak at Sarah Lawrence College February 3

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    “How Motion Pictures Became the Movies" is the topic of a lecture by leading film scholar David Bordwell on February 3 at 6 p.m. in the Donnelley Film Theatre, Heimbold Visual Arts Center.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Alumna Joelle Sander’s “Color as Refuge” Oil Paintings Exhibited at Sarah Lawrence

    Alumna Joelle Sander’s solo exhibit, “Color as Refuge,” continues through March 9 in the Esther Rauchenbush Library Gallery.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    Alums, CCE, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Painting, Visual Arts
  • Larisa Oleynik '04

    Various media outlets, including , are reporting that actress Larisa Oleynik '04 will join the cast of the CBS show Hawaii 5-0 later this season.

    Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre
  • Carly Weis '05

    profiles acupuncturist Carly Weis '05. Reflecting on her acceptance to Sarah Lawrence, she says the school "felt like a comfortable place to be but also a place I could explore…It ended up being the perfect school for me."

    Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011

    Alums, SLC
  • The New York Observer profiles Sarah Lawrence "senior" Peter J. Wade and his experience as a student in the Center for Continuing Education

    profiles Sarah Lawrence "senior" Peter J. Wade and his experience as a student in the .

    Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011

    CCE, Literature, SLC, Students, Writing
  • Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills reflects on President Obama's Tucson memorial speech in Dissent

    In a January 18 posting on , Literature Faculty Member Nicolaus Mills compares President Obama's speech in Tucscon, Arizona, to great historical speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A follow-up, , was published on January 20.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Sarah Lawrence Program in Cuba Marks Ten Year Anniversary; Professor Honored by University of Havana

    In December 2010, Sarah Lawrence College marked ten years of its study abroad program in Cuba, celebrating its status as one of the first U.S. college programs—and the longest continuous program—established at the University of Havana since the break in diplomatic ties between the two countries in the early 1960s. SLC history faculty member Matilde Zimmermann was also honored with the 280th Anniversary of the University of Havana Medal, awarded by the Rector of the University, in recognition of her outstanding scholarship and contributions to academic exchange.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011

    Administration, Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences, President, SLC
  • President Karen Lawrence pens Huffington Post blog entry titled, "The Cost of College: Weighing Expense With Value"

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    In a blog entry titled "The Cost of College: Weighing Expense With Value," President Karen Lawrence discusses the question that's often left unanswered in news stories about the cost of attending Sarah Lawrence: what value does that cost provide?

    Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011

    Administration, President, SLC
  • Zoe A. Fisher '13 featured in New York Times slideshow on Earth-friendly clothing

    Zoe A. Fisher '13 and the biodegradable couture coat she designed and produced in an environmental studies class are featured in a Trendspotting/Design slideshow on Earth-friendly clothing in .

    Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011

    Environmental Studies, History and the Social Sciences, Students
  • Dr. Nancy Bennett ’73, associate vice president of University of Rochester Medical Center, finalist for Athena Award

    reports that Dr. Nancy Bennett ’73, professor of medicine, director, Center for Community Health and associate vice president, University of Rochester Medical Center, is one of the finalists for the Athena Award, which recognizes the leadership roles of women in the local workplace and in the community.

    Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011

    Alums, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Pre-med
  • $5 Million Gift to Sarah Lawrence is Among the Largest in College’s History: Endowment, Writing Program and Admission Office to Benefit

    Sarah Lawrence College has announced a $5 million gift from Trustee Nancie Cooper MFA ’04, former financial services management consultant, and her husband Steve, co-founder and former chairman of Zolfo Cooper, an advisory and management firm, and former vice chairman of MGM.

    Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011

    Alums, SLC
  • Dr. Brad Popovich MS '78 appointed Chief Scientific Officer of Genome British Columbia

    Dr. Brad Popovich MS ’78 has been appointed Chief Scientific Officer of Genome British Columbia, as reported by . As Chief Scientific Officer, Popovich will work to promote the organization's ongoing scientific strategy, focusing on the science of genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics within the larger realm of biotechnology and life sciences in BC.

    Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011

    Alums, Graduate Studies in Human Genetics
  • Writing faculty member Scott Snyder

    Writing faculty member Scott Snyder, creator of the American Vampire comic book series, will be a guest speaker at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) in March, as reported by .

    Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Alice Hill '87

    reports that Alice Hill '87 has been named Managing Director of dice.com, a job search portal for technology professionals.

    Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011

    Alums
  • SLC's electronic music equipment influences first album from Andy Butler ’00

    profiles songwriter Andy Butler ’00 and his upcoming album Hercules and Love Affair. Access to Sarah Lawrence’s electronic music equipment while a student allowed Butler "to learn about physical properties of sound and how to manipulate the electronics, which is a major part of why Hercules and Love Affair sounds so developed."

    Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Music
  • President Lawrence and Vice President Tom Blum featured in CNBC video on the value of a Sarah Lawrence education

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    As part of its Price of Admission series, CNBC presents a video on the value of a Sarah Lawrence education.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011

    Administration, President, SLC
  • James Freedland ‘02 and Christina Harvey ‘02 appointed to senior staff positions by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    Two Sarah Lawrence alumni have been appointed to senior staff positions by New York State’s new Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, as reported by the . Christina Harvey ‘02 will serve as Director of Operations, and James Freedland ‘02 will serve as Deputy Director of Communications. Both Harvey and Freedland worked in Schneiderman’s State Senate office.

    Posted: Monday, January 3, 2011

    Alums, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • White House names Brooke Anderson ’86 Chief of Staff and Counselor for the National Security Staff

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    has announced that Brooke Anderson ’86 will serve as Chief of Staff and Counselor for the National Security Staff beginning on January 12. In the announcement, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon characterizes Anderson as "an extraordinarily talented, experienced, and well-respected member of [the Obama] Administration." Anderson is currently serving as Ambassador and Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

    Posted: Friday, December 17, 2010

    Alums, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • Fall Sports Victories

    Fall 2010 was a stellar season for SLC athletics. Jess Unger '13 files a report recapping the season.

    Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010

    Administration, Staff, Students
  • Twin Cities Daily Planet profiles award-winning photographer Alec Soth ’92

    The profiles world-renowned and award-winning photographer Alec Soth ’92.

    Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Photography
  • Swim team mentors local group of swimmers training for the Special Olympics

    features a story on the relationship between the Sarah Lawrence swim team and The Shark Swim Club, which trains more than two dozen swimmers in competitive swimming in preparation for the Special Olympics. The Shark Swim Club trains at the SLC pool, and receives mentoring from the College's swimmers.

    Posted: Thursday, December 9, 2010

    SLC, Students
  • Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses the 120-year history of Army-Navy football on CNN.com

    In a special commentary to , literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses the history of the annual Army-Navy college football game, which celebrate its 120th anniversary on December 11.

    Posted: Wednesday, December 8, 2010

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Books Never Die, a short film by Evan Humphris ’14, to be shown at 360/365 Film Festival

    Books Never Die, a short film by Evan Humphris ’14, will be shown at Rochester, New York's 360/365 Film Festival in April. The short film was awarded Best Film Documentary at the Rochester Teen Film Festival in August, as reported by the .

    Posted: Wednesday, December 8, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Students
  • Sarah Lawrence College Coaches Earn End of Year Accolades

    Sarah Lawrence College coaches Matt Cribbin (Women’s Volleyball), Michael Butler (Men’s Soccer), and Jay Barston (Women’s Tennis) were each named Coach of the Year in their respective sports by the Hudson Valley Athletic Conference (HVWAC).

    Posted: Tuesday, December 7, 2010

    SLC, Staff, Students
  • David Lindsay-Abaire '92 nominated for Film Independent Spirit Award for screen adaptation of his play Rabbit Hole

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    reports that Rabbit Hole, a film based on the play by David Lindsay-Abaire '92, has been nominated for four Film Independent Spirit Awards and is garnering serious Oscar buzz. Lindsay-Abaire is nominated for the Best Screenplay Indie Spirit Award. Rabbit Hole opens on December 17.

    Posted: Friday, December 3, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Rachel Grob, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, extols the virtues of play in natural settings on huffingtonpost.com

    In an article titled "Nature as a Play and Learning Ground" on , Rachel Grob, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and past director of the , extols the virtues of play in natural settings.

    Posted: Thursday, December 2, 2010

    Graduate Studies in Art of Teaching, CDI, Graduate Studies in Child Development, Environmental Studies, Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Staff
  • Jahla Seppanen ’14 shares her thoughts on taking academic risks and trying new things with The Santa Fe New Mexican

    First year Jahla Seppanen ’14 contributes to about taking academic risks in college and her resulting discovery of a love of law, despite having thought she would focus on dance and writing.

    Posted: Thursday, December 2, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, History and the Social Sciences, Politics, Students, Writing
  • Bill Plympton’s Bizarre Cartoons

    Animator Bill Plympton screened a number of his award-winning animated films for a packed crowd at Sarah Lawrence College.

    Posted: Wednesday, December 1, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Drawing, Filmmaking, Visual Arts
  • Rally to Restore Sanity: A Student’s Perspective

    Jess Unger ’13 reports on his trip to Washington, D.C. for Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity.

    Posted: Wednesday, December 1, 2010

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Politics, Students
  • The Selby features a photo spread on Annie Novak '05 and her work with Brooklyn's Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

    Annie Novak '05, co-founder and farmer of in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is featured in a photo spread in .

    Posted: Wednesday, December 1, 2010

    Alums, Environmental Studies, History and the Social Sciences
  • Suzanne Wright '98

    reports that trustee emeritus Suzanne Wright '98 is a recipient of the 2011 Women of Distinction Award from Palm Beach Atlantic University, which honors women who have made significant contributions to the community. Wright and her husband, Bob, are co-founders of Autism Speaks, North America’s largest autism science and advocacy organization.

    Posted: Wednesday, December 1, 2010

    Alums
  • Joan Micklin Silver ’56

    reports that acclaimed director Joan Micklin Silver ’56 will serve as the filmmaker-in-residence at the 6th annual Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival in April 2011. Silver is best known for directing the films Crossing Delancey with Amy Irving and Hester Street with Carol Kane.

    Posted: Wednesday, December 1, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking
  • New York Times education writer's blog The Choice notes the 15% rise in early decision applications to SLC along with other highly selective schools

    New York Times education writer Jacques Steinberg’s blog The Choice the 15% rise in early decision applications to Sarah Lawrence along with other highly selective schools.

    Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2010

    SLC
  • New York Times profiles Dr. W. Ian Lipkin '74 who has pioneered the use of genes in identifying viruses that cause infectious diseases

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    "There isn't anybody any better at this than Ian Lipkin," (SLC class of '74) said Dr. Anthony S. Fauci director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in an . Lipkin is credited with identifying over 400 viruses in the last decade by looking for their genes, something that had never been done before.

    Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2010

    Alums, Biology, Chemistry, Pre-med, Science and Mathematics
  • Understanding the Tea Party

    Two days after the election that put the Tea Party on the map, Kate Zernike, journalist and author of Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America, came to Sarah Lawrence to discuss this burgeoning political movement.

    Posted: Friday, November 19, 2010

    History and the Social Sciences, Politics, Students
  • Anneke Hansen ’02

    reviews “look at them long and long,” choreographed by Anneke Hansen ’02. Her work is described as “choreography that doesn’t shy from detail, but burrows deeply into spatial and rhythmic concepts.”

    Posted: Friday, November 19, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Huffington Post reveals The Truth About Sarah Lawrence

    In a article titled The Truth about Sarah Lawrence, President Karen Lawrence and Vice President Thomas Blum get to the heart of what differentiates a Sarah Lawrence education, speaking to the “intensive 1:1 instruction” that is the hallmark of the school’s pedagogy.

    Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010

    Administration, SLC, Staff
  • Juniors Meghan Roguschka and Amanda Ota report on their work establishing a community garden in India

    Juniors Meghan Roguschka and Amanda Ota report on their work establishing a community garden in India during a summer trip to the state of Madhya Pradesh.

    Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010

    History and the Social Sciences, Students
  • Indian Star Unites Art and Activism

    In October, internationally celebrated dancer and choreographer Mallika Sarabhai and the Darpana Performing Group, which she founded, spent the weekend at Sarah Lawrence.

    Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance, Parents, Students
  • A Journey Around the World—and Across the Street

    Richard Morais ’81 read from The Hundred Foot Journey, his recently published novel about an Indian chef’s adventures learning to cook French cuisine, at Sarah Lawrence on October 29.

    Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Lucy Baker MFA ’08

    reviews The Boozy Baker: 75 Recipes for Spirited Sweets, the first cookbook written by Lucy Baker MFA ’08. The blogger writes, “The Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing [Baker] earned at Sarah Lawrence College helps explain the pleasant storytelling nature of her cookbook.”

    Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Sarah Buccheri ’98

    reports that Sarah Buccheri ’98 has been awarded the Mary L. Nohl Fellowship, the most prestigious local award for individual artists, in the emerging artists category.

    Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking
  • Writing Faculty Member Scott Snyder

    provides an exclusive sneak peak of American Vampire, a new comic book series created by writing faculty member Scott Snyder, with contributions from bestselling author Stephen King.

    Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Nora Sarvetnick ’78

    reports that Nora Sarvetnick ’78 has been named director of the Nebraska Regenerative Medicine Project, which furthers studies in stem cell research.

    Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010

    Alums, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • The Washington Post profiles Adam Tenner ’90 in its "What it Takes: Conversations with Achievers" section

    profiles the work of AIDS educator Adam Tenner ’90 in its “What It Takes: Conversations with Achievers” section, which highlights success stories of professionals in the Washington area.

    Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010

    Alums
  • Sarah Lawrence Senior Chelsea Wright wins prestigious Presser Music Scholar Award

    Sarah Lawrence College senior Chelsea Wright has been selected by the Music faculty at Sarah Lawrence College as the 2010-11 Presser Music Scholar.

    Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010

    Music, Students
  • Blavatnik Family Foundation Grant for Innovation in Arts and Technology Awarded to Sarah Lawrence College

    Sarah Lawrence College has received a five year planning grant from The Blavatnik Family Foundation to initiate cross-disciplinary programs that integrate the arts and digital technology.

    Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010

    Computer Science, Creative and Performing Arts, Donors, Filmmaking, Music, Science and Mathematics, SLC, Theatre, Writing
  • Literature Faculty Member Nicolaus Mills

    In a piece titled "Higher Ed Bragging Rights," Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills points out that interviewing students for his class, a key component in the registration process at Sarah Lawrence, “can often tell me as much about the work they will do as their writing samples.”

    Posted: Monday, November 8, 2010

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • The New York Times lauds the services of Yonkers Public Schools' new college centers, which include writing clinics taught by SLC graduate students

    In an article titled, "With New Resources, Urban Students Are Encouraged to Apply to College," examines the six new college centers opened in Yonkers Public Schools since 2008. Funded by the nonprofit Yonkers Partners in Education, the centers provide students with on-site college advisers, scholarships for SAT prep classes, bus trips to colleges, and writing clinics taught by graduate students at Sarah Lawrence.

    Posted: Monday, November 8, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, SLC, Students, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Sarah Lawrence College and world mourn actress Jill Clayburgh ‘66

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    Sarah Lawrence College mourns the loss of actress and alumna Jill Clayburgh '66. Media outlets around the world remembered the Oscar and Emmy nominated star of stage and screen, including and . For a look back at Clayburgh's career and her time at Sarah Lawrence, from the Fall 2006 issue of Sarah Lawrence magazine.

    Posted: Saturday, November 6, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Thriving in a Failed Paradigm: Global and Local Food Systems

    Claire Pentecost discusses her 12-year inquiry into global and local food systems in a talk titled: Thriving in a Failed Paradigm on Monday, November 8 at 5 p.m. in the Alice Ilchman Science Center.

    Posted: Friday, November 5, 2010

    Environmental Studies, History and the Social Sciences
  • Booth Ferris donation advances science program

    The Booth Ferris Foundation has made a gift of $125,000 to support the teaching of science at Sarah Lawrence College.

    Posted: Wednesday, November 3, 2010

    Biology, Chemistry, Donors, Physics, Science and Mathematics, SLC
  • Alice Walker '65 dedicates new book of poems to Sarah Lawrence College

    Alice Walker '65 dedicated her new book of poems, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, to "Sarah Lawrence College & Mexico: place & land of my rebirth."

    Posted: Wednesday, November 3, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, SLC, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Students create cooking show in dorm room

    Don't try this at home: Students film in dorm room, prepare chicken with a coffee maker.

    Posted: Wednesday, November 3, 2010

    Students
  • Guatemalan Doctor Empowers Indigenous Women

    Dr. Marta Julia Ruiz, an indigenous Guatemalan physician who received a 2010 Award for the Health and Dignity of Women, presented by Americans for UNFPA (the United Nations Family Planning Agency), visited SLC in early October.

    Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2010

    SLC
  • The Ultimate Block Party

    Sarah Lawrence students and faculty participated in the Ultimate Block Party held in Central Park on October 3.

    Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2010

    CDI, Graduate Studies in Child Development, Faculty, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy, Staff, Students
  • Are the Liberal Arts Dying?

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Louis Menand visited SLC, speaking to a packed house about what makes the liberal arts worth pursuing.

    Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Mathematics, SLC
  • Don't try this at home: Students film cooking show in dorm room, prepare chicken with a coffee maker

    Don't try this at home: Students film in dorm room, prepare chicken with a coffee maker.

    Posted: Monday, November 1, 2010

    Students
  • Rachel Grob, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, explains why "Not Every Playing Field Should Be Level" on huffingtonpost.com

    In an article titled "Not Every Playing Field Should Be Level" on , Rachel Grob, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and past director of the , discusses how the Blue Rock School in West Nyack, NY, has departed from the norm of homogenous play spaces by actively using the rugged, wooded land that surrounds the school.

    Posted: Monday, November 1, 2010

    Administration, Alums, Graduate Studies in Child Development, Faculty, Staff
  • Jahla Seppanen ’14 discusses the broadening experiences of campus diversity and life near NYC in The Santa Fe New Mexican

    First year Jahla Seppanen ’14 contributes to about her choice to attend Sarah Lawrence, emphasizing the College's proximity to NYC, its diverse student body, and “its size, the classes it offers, and its intensity.”

    Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010

    SLC, Students
  • Pre-Med, Learning by Helping

    Sarah Lawrence students Nikhil Wadhwani and Hannah Steinberg have their hearts set on becoming physicians. Volunteering each Saturday at the St. Anthony’s Free Medical Clinic in the Bronx has helped strengthen their resolve.

    Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010

    Biology, Chemistry, Science and Mathematics, Students
  • Sarah Lawrence Graduates Receive $50,000 Whiting Writers' Award

    Sarah Lawrence alumni David Adjmi ’93 and L.B. Thompson ‘97 were each named one of the ten recipients of the 2010 Whiting Writers’ Awards given by the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation to writers of exceptional talent and promise in their early careers.

    Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Lisa Anderson ’72 named president of American University in Cairo

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    As reported in news outlets worldwide, Lisa Anderson ’72 has been named the new president of American University in Cairo. Anderson has served as the university’s provost since 2008 and will take office in December.

    Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    Alums
  • Anna Johnson ’91 founds Cadence Theatre Company in a quest to tell meaningful stories

    The Richmond Times Dispatch profiled the Cadence Theatre Company, founded by Anna Johnson ’91. Johnson, in sharing the goal of the company, says that, “sharing stories that inspire and educate and help people maybe learn more about themselves is a great thing."

    Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    Alums, Dance, Economics, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Gloria Lau ’76 named interim CEO at YWCA

    reports that Gloria Lau ’76 has been named interim CEO at YWCA USA, founded in 1858 as the first association in the United States. The YWCA is "dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all," to quote its mission statement.


     

    Posted: Friday, October 22, 2010

    Alums, SLC, Graduate Studies in Womens History
  • Temple Grandin: Thinking Like a Cow, and Succeeding

    Temple Grandin is widely regarded as the most famous person with autism today. On September 23, she spoke to an overflowing crowd at Sarah Lawrence, giving the annual Longfellow Lecture sponsored by the Child Development Institute.

    Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2010

    History and the Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, SLC
  • Clay McLeod Chapman ’00 and Hanna Cheek '01

    reviews The Pumpkin Pie Show: Amber Alert, a show written by Clay McLeod Chapman ’00 and starring Chapman and Hanna Cheek '01.  
     

     

    Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Pam Tanowitz MFA ’98, Anne Lentz ’98 and Rashaun Mitchell ’00 honored with New York Dance and Performance ("Bessie") Award

    Choreographer Pam Tanowitz MFA ’98 and dancers Anne Lentz ’98 and Rashaun Mitchell ’00 received a Bessie Award for their work in Be in the Gray With Me. Also known as the New York Dance and Performance Awards, the Bessies, named in honor of dancer and teacher Bessie Schonberg, acknowledge outstanding creative work by independent artists in the fields of dance and related performance in New York City.

    Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • John Doucet, PHG Certificate Program

    After completing the Public Health Genetics certification program over the past year at Sarah Lawrence, John Doucet is profiled by on the occasion of becoming the first certified public health geneticist in the state of Louisiana.
     

     

    Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

    Graduate Studies in Human Genetics, SLC
  • Sarah Lawrence Alumnus Richard Morais to Read from his Acclaimed Novel The Hundred-Foot Journey, October 29

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    Richard C. Morais, author of The Hundred-Foot Journey (Scribner 2010), will read from his acclaimed first novel on Friday, October 29 at 6 p.m. in the Donnelley Theatre in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center, Sarah Lawrence College. Morais is a 1981 graduate of the College.

    Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Julian de Wette ’75

    Times Live (Johannesburg) reviews the novel A Case of Knives by Julian de Wette ’75, calling it a “most extraordinary book” written by a “most extraordinary writer.”

    Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • The New York Times profiles the worldwide missions of Peter Taft '94 and his search-and-rescue dog Cassius

    profiles Peter Taft '94 and his search-and-rescue dog Cassius and the work they do, including search and rescues after the January earthquake in Haiti, in Sri Lanka following the 2004 tsunami, and in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. For his excellence as a live-find animal, the American Kennel Club just bestowed on Cassius its Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence.

    Posted: Friday, October 8, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Theatre
  • Literature Faculty Member Nicolaus Mills

    In , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills asks the question, "Where is today's FDR or Bevan?" in regard to the Democrats' quiet stance on the Obama administration's healthcare act.

    Posted: Thursday, October 7, 2010

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • J.J. Abrams '88 appears in White House TEACH Campaign to discuss his most influential teacher: “Before Joe Papaleo, I was a guy who wrote. But after Joe, I was a writer.”

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    Film and television mogul J.J. Abrams '88 appears in the White House's new TEACH campaign, a series of videos in which prominent Americans share stories about the teacher or teachers that inspired them most. Abrams credits Joseph Papaleo '49, Literature and Writing Faculty Emeritus (1960-1992), with transforming him from "a guy who writes" into "a writer."

    Posted: Thursday, October 7, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Filmmaking, Literature, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • A Coney Island Education

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    A history class explores the immigrant neighborhoods and decrepit amusement parks of New York's favorite peninsula.

    Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010

    Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences
  • Room to Write

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    It really is the final frontier: Carolyn Ferrell ’84 goes on the city-dweller's never-ending quest for more space.

    Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Community Centers: Skin Care

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    “Miles loves it—to be around other people who know what EB is and who don’t wonder why he has so many ‘boo boos.’”

    Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010

    Alums, Graduate Studies in Human Genetics
  • Community Centers: CPR

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    “I learned that it’s more important to see the connection between me, my work, and my community.”

    Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010

    Alums, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Community Centers: Poetic Exposure

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    “Poetry can be important in our daily lives as well. It can help us deal with all the mundane struggles.”

    Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Community Centers: Animal Collective

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    “We wanted to create a collective environment, one where we could work together toward a larger creative vision.”

    Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking
  • Community Centers: Saloon Salon

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    “We’ve gone from cutting-edge to venerable in a blink. It’s absurd.”

    Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010

    Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Community Centers: Social Media

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    “When asked about activism, saving the building is the first thing most students will mention.”

    Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010

    Alums, Graduate Studies in Art of Teaching
  • Community Centers: Church Ladies

    thumbnail”We often think of a church as a building, but it’s actually made of people.”

    Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010

  • Community Centers: Drama King

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    “Harlem, Bed-Stuy, Detroit, Watts, or Chicago’s South Side—we are basically the same people: a transurban people. What we have in common is the slave ship.”

    Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Students in the City

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    Whether you've got a craving for exotic doughnuts, violent musicals, or doing good, SLC students can show you where to go.

    Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010

    Students
  • Out of the Blue

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    As city planning commissioner, Amanda Burden ’76 designs the future of New York's neighborhoods. Now she's leading the charge to revitalize a long over-looked area: the city's waterfront.

    Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010

    Alums, Environmental Studies
  • The New New Yorker

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    Robert Leleux ’03 moves from Texas to New York, learns some new words, wrecks an art installation, and finds his calling.

    Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010

    Alums, Writing
  • Annie Novak ’05

    Annie Novak '05, co-founder of the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is featured in a magazine slideshow titled "What an Urban Farmer Looks Like."

    Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010

    Alums, Environmental Studies, History and the Social Sciences
  • Striking the Critical Balance between Global Urbanization and Sustainability: A Talk by Joel Towers, October 4

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    Joel Towers, Dean, Parsons The New School for Design, and a partner in the office of SR+T Architects, will present “Climate for Change,” the first in the distinguished speakers Environmental Studies/Science Technology and Society Colloquium series "The Arts in a Time of Environmental Crises: Interventions and Provocations."

    Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010

  • Acclaimed Indian Dancer/Choreographer Mallika Sarabhai Performs at SLC

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    The Sarah Lawrence College Dance Program presents Sampradayam, cutting edge choreography set to ancient, devotional songs from India. Choreographed and danced by the acclaimed Mallika Sarabhai with the Darpana Dance Troupe, Sampradayam is a salute to the "joie de vivre" of the Bhajans, a mainstay of devotional music in Hinduism.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance, Parents
  • Newly Tenured Faculty: Tristana Rorandelli, Italian

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    "What I love about teaching at Sarah Lawrence is the flexibility we have as teachers and the love of learning I see in my students. It often happens that the students become interested in a particular author whose works we are reading in class. I do not feel bound to the syllabus, and this allows me to branch out and explore that author’s work in greater depth, thus both nurturing and taking inspiration from the students’ interests."

    Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010

    Faculty, Humanities, Italian
  • Jason Shrier ’09

    In an interview with the , Jason Shrier ’09 discusses his many roles working at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, which organizes the annual New York Film Festival.

    Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Economics, Filmmaking
  • Jenna Esposito '00

    Jenna Esposito '00 was featured in the on September 19, as she prepares to record a local merchant's love song at Little Italy's San Gennaro festival—and record it for her next album.

    Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010

  • Guatemalan Leader and Recipient of Americans for UNFPA Award for the Health and Dignity of Women to Speak at Sarah Lawrence College, October 6

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    Dr. Marta Julia Ruiz, an indigenous Guatemalan physician who has generated a power shift in indigenous Guatemalan communities by facilitating the pursuit of education, economic opportunity and vital health information for girls, will speak at Sarah Lawrence College on Wednesday, October 6.

    Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010

  • Sarah Lawrence College announces $2 million Horncrest gift to support African American Scholarships

    Alumna Janet Rosenwald Becker and her husband Bernard Becker have donated close to $2 million to Sarah Lawrence College to create an endowed scholarship fund for African American students.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

    Alums, SLC
  • Approaching post-college life "with a gusto often lacking in other elite collegians," students discuss their SLC educations with the Bronxville Patch

    In the , students Amelia Woodside '11, Katherine Graham '11, Hans Kulla-Mader '12, Lauren Miller '11, and Elizabeth Koscianski '12 discuss the Sarah Lawrence pedagogy and how the “conference-style, heavily interpersonal education” they receive will uniquely prepare them for life and work after graduation. The students, reports writer Ahmed Mori, "feel so prepared by the school, they approach post-college life with a sort of gusto often lacking in other elite collegians."

    Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010

    Art History, Painting, Printmaking, SLC, Students, Graduate Studies in Womens History
  • Alumna Julianna Margulies praises SLC on Late Show with David Letterman

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    Alumna Julianna Margulies appeared on the September 8 episode of Late Show with David Letterman. In her segment, she spoke about her Sarah Lawrence education and her nervewracking return to campus as the 2010 Commencement speaker, remarking that the previous year’s speaker, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel ‘81, was a tough act to follow. View , her , and .

    Posted: Thursday, September 9, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Six Degrees of Sarah Lawrence at The Emmys

    Sarah Lawrence College was well-represented at this year's Emmy Awards.

    Posted: Thursday, September 9, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts
  • Philosophy faculty member Roy Brand named head of art-site in Jerusalem by Bezalel Academy

    Philosophy faculty member Roy Brand is spending the current year as Director and Chief Curator of Yaffo 23 in Jerusalem.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 8, 2010

  • Literature faculty member Maria Negroni appointed by Argentine government to represent country in literary exchange

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    Maria Negroni, Literature faculty member and award-winning Argentine author, has been chosen, along with four others, to represent Argentina in a project called —a literary exchange with five German-speaking authors.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 8, 2010

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Dr. Anne Camp ’78 and Rebecca Kline ‘06 profiled by The New Haven Independent for their work in diabetes prevention

    profiles Dr. Anne Camp ’78 and Rebecca Kline ‘06 and their work at the Fair Haven Community Health Center (FHCHC). Dr. Camp runs the center's groundbreaking diabetes prevention program, which uses exercise and education to tackle high rates of diabetes in the neighborhood, and Kline runs a garden that is key to program.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 8, 2010

    Alums, Science and Mathematics
  • J.J. Abrams ’88

    In its Fall TV Preview, The Journal News highlights J.J. Abrams ’88 as one of “Four To Watch” this upcoming season. Abrams is the creator of the new NBC show Undercovers.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 8, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Visual Arts
  • Literature Faculty Member Nicolaus Mills

    Literature Faculty Member Nicolaus Mills, a frequent blogger on , praises Fairway, a grocery store on Manhattan's Upper West Side, for its policy of having employees on hand specifically to improve a shopper's experience.

    Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010

  • NPR highlights Zoe Keating '93 in a feature on women musicians and their use of social media

    profiles the growing use of social media by female musicians, and highlights Zoe Keating ’93, calling her the “poster child for the independent woman artist.”
     

    Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Music
  • Health Advocacy Faculty Member Rebecca O. Johnson

    Rebecca O. Johnson, a faculty member in the Health Advocacy graduate program, shares a story called "Carried Away" in . She wrote the piece in 2005 during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and shares it in recognition of the five year anniversary of the disaster.

    Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010

    Faculty, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy
  • SLC: One of the Nation’s “Brainiest” Colleges...and Best Kept Secrets

    Sarah Lawrence features along with Reed, Wabash, University of Chicago, Whitman, Swarthmore, Bennington, Pitzer, Hampshire and Grinnell as the country’s “brainiest,” top 10 colleges, ranked by Unigo, a popular online college guide service.

    Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010

  • Sarah Lawrence Integrates Environmental Studies in Sciences and Social Sciences with the Arts; Pedagogy Promotes Interdisciplinary Work

    Sarah Lawrence College is developing an environmental studies program with an eye to turning out graduates prepared to contribute to the public conversation about a sustainable environmental future as writers, artists, advocates, and practitioners. Supported by a planning grant from the Mellon Foundation, the College is pursuing an agenda to build upon its interdisciplinary pedagogy to create a cadre of creative thinkers, analysts, and interpreters of the compelling environmental issues of the day.

    Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010

    Art History, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Digital Imagery, Drawing, Faculty, Filmmaking, History and the Social Sciences, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Science and Mathematics, Sculpture, SLC, Theatre, Visual Arts, Writing
  • Dean Jerrilynn Dodds, literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discuss planned New York mosque in separate op-eds on CNN.com, Christian Science Monitor

    Dean Jerrilynn Dodds, author of New York Masjid: the Mosques of New York Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture, penned an op-ed on about the proposed community center and mosque in lower Manhattan. Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills shared his thoughts on the same topic in an opinion piece for the .

    Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    Administration, Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Literature Faculty Member Nicolaus Mills

    In a article about the increased scrutiny of affirmative action programs at colleges and universities, literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills shares his opinion on the current state of the program and suggests ways to fulfill its original objective.

    Posted: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Julianna Margulies ’89 graces the cover of Redbook, says SLC "opened my eyes to a whole new world"

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    In the September issue of , Julianna Margulies ’89 says she never thought about an acting career until she took a theatre course at SLC, which "opened my eyes to a whole new world."

    Posted: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • High school guidance counselors rank Sarah Lawrence 28th among colleges that "offer the best undergraduate education" to students

    Sarah Lawrence College was ranked 28th in a from America's Best High Schools, as determined by U.S. News & World Report. The survey asked counselors to pick which national liberal arts colleges they feel offer the best undergraduate education to their students. In rating schools on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the top score, the counselors gave Sarah Lawrence a rating of 4.2.

    Posted: Thursday, August 19, 2010

    SLC
  • The New York Times highlights the work of Dr. Karen Adolph '86 in an article on scientists' use of eye-trackers in learning about how children look at the world

    In an article about the use of eye-tracking devices in researching how children look at the world and learn to interact with it, highlights the work of Dr. Karen Adolph '86, a developmental psychologist at New York University.

    Posted: Thursday, August 19, 2010

    Alums, History and the Social Sciences, Psychology
  • The New York Times showcases the photography of Tara Israel ’06

    In an and titled "The Other Hamptons, Born and Bred," The New York Times profiles the work of photographer and current student Tara Israel.

    Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Photography, Visual Arts
  • Poem by writing faculty member Matthea Harvey featured in The New Yorker

    Writing faculty member Matthea Harvey has a poem titled "The Straightforward Mermaid" featured in the August 16 issue of .

    Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Brenda Finucane MS ’85

    graduate program alumna Brenda Finucane MS ’85 is featured in an article in the , which focuses on her role as a genetic counselor specializing in fragile X syndrome—and the recent news of a possible breakthrough in treatment of the disorder.

    Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010

    Alums, Graduate Studies in Human Genetics, Science and Mathematics
  • Aryn Baker ’95 authors Time magazine cover story on Afghani women

    Aryn Baker ’95 authored a recent on Afghani women. A few years ago, Baker spoke to religion faculty member Kristen Sands’ “Introduction to Muslim Thought and Cultures” class. Professor Sands summarized the talk about Baker’s experiences as a foreign correspondent for Time:

    "Ms. Baker, one of only three American correspondents stationed full-time in Afghanistan, described the difficulties of reporting from locations where wearing a burka and a flak jacket are basic security measures.  Taking us beyond the dangers journalists face in Afghanistan and Northwestern Pakistan, however, Ms. Baker emphasized the way in which security for ordinary Afghanis and Pakistanis has become the issue trumping all other issues in these areas. The situation there has become one where power is determined by whomever has the most guns. Support for different political and religious groups necessarily flows towards whomever can provide the best security.

    "When asked by a student what she considers her role to be as a journalist in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ms. Baker spoke honestly about the challenges she faces. While she very much wants to act as a witness to the difficulties of the people who live in these areas, at the same time she must keep in mind the interests of her readers, without whom there would be no money for what amounts to very expensive reporting. She also spoke of an increasing shift in readership from print to Internet news and blogs. While lengthy analytical articles are still being published, the trend is towards ever shorter pieces, a format which does not lend itself easily to the explanation and analysis of complex issues and situations.

    "Finally, when asked how her Sarah Lawrence education had prepared her for journalism, Ms. Baker spoke of learning how to think independently, and how to ask one's own questions."

    Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010

    Alums, Faculty, Humanities, Religion
  • Interview with Sara Wilford, Director of the Art of Teaching Graduate Program

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    Alumna Gail Eisen, former producer for 60 Minutes, sits down with Sara Wilford, professor of psychology and Director of the Art of Teaching Graduate Program to talk about the importance of creative, unstructured play for children in pre-school and early grades.

    Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010

    Graduate Studies in Art of Teaching, CDI, Graduate Studies in Child Development, ECC, Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Psychology
  • Newly Tenured Faculty: Sarah Wilcox, Sociology

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    An interview with newly tenured sociology faculty member Sarah Wilcox.

    “I think students choose Sarah Lawrence because they want to have a say in the direction of their education. I enjoy nurturing that sense of ownership in my students.”

    Posted: Tuesday, August 3, 2010

    History and the Social Sciences, Sociology
  • Newly Tenured Faculty: Rachel Cohen, Writing

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    An interview with newly tenured writing (nonfiction) faculty member Rachel Cohen.

    “I think what I offer as a writing teacher is a serious commitment to the long tradition of nonfiction writing. I find a delight in the zany manifestations of the essay as it is coming out in the contemporary world, and at the same time, I am connected to earlier works from other times. I think that is a nice combination for students to experience.”

    Posted: Tuesday, August 3, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Writing
  • Ilona Bito ‘10, Rowan Magee ‘10, Cory Antiel ‘08, Larissa Sheldon ‘10, and Cristina Jasen ‘06

    Alastair Macaulay of reviews "," the work of the A. O. Movement Collective, a group comprised of Sarah Lawrence graduates Ilona Bito ‘10, Rowan Magee ‘10, Cory Antiel ‘08, Larissa Sheldon ‘10, and Cristina Jasen ‘06.
     

    Posted: Sunday, August 1, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • "Figures in a Western Landscape:" New York Times slideshow highlights the work of photographer Jesse Chehak ’02

    In an article and slideshow titled "Figures in a Western Landscape," profiles the work of photographer Jesse Chehak ’02, who studied under the direction of Visual Arts faculty member Joel Sternfeld.  

    Posted: Friday, July 30, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Photography, Visual Arts
  • Sandra Mayta ’14

    In the , incoming student Sandra Mayta ’14, a recipient of the American Cancer Society scholarship, discusses her goal of becoming a psychologist and the life experiences that have led her to this career path.

    Posted: Friday, July 30, 2010

    History and the Social Sciences, Psychology, Students
  • Wall Street Journal and New York Times review tribute to Merce Cunningham, featuring Lucinda Childs '62 and Jon Kinzel MFA '09

    and covered the July 26th performance of "We Give Ourselves Away at Every Moment: An EVENT for Merce," a tribute to legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham on the one year anniversary of his death. The performance featured the work of five choreographers, including Lucinda Childs '62 and Jon Kinzel MFA '09.

    Posted: Friday, July 30, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Chester Biscardi Goes to China

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    This spring, composer and music faculty member Chester Biscardi traveled to Shanghai and Beijing, where he was a featured composer at the week-long Beijing Modern Music Festival. In both cities, he presented lectures, taught workshops and master classes, and oversaw concerts of his work. But that was the easy part. He also ate cow stomach, inhaled vast quantities of smog, and experienced firsthand the noise, pomp, and bureaucracy of modern Chinese culture. Biscardi recorded his impressions in an honest and detailed journal.

    Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Music
  • Literature faculty member Nick Mills writes about Supreme Court nominee Elana Kagan and former Justice Thurgood Marshall in Dissent

    In , literature faculty member Nick Mills writes about Supreme Court nominee Elana Kagan, the Senate hearings held to approve her nomination, and the unusual attacks on former justice Thurgood Marshall that occurred during those hearings.

    Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Julie Abraham, professor of LGBT Studies, appears on PBS's History Detectives

    Julie Abraham, professor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender studies, appeared on Season 8, Episode 6 of the PBS show History Detectives. The episode investigates Diana: A Strange Autobiography, a groundbreaking book published in 1939 and believed to be one of the first works of gay literature. Abraham wrote the introduction to a 1995 reprint of the book, and served as one of the expert "detectives" on this case. A and of the full episode are available on the .

    Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

    Faculty, LGBT
  • Meet Our Newly Tenured Faculty: Dennis Nurkse, Writing

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    An interview with newly tenured Writing faculty member Dennis Nurkse.

    Posted: Monday, July 26, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Psychology faculty member Jan Drucker

    In a magazine article, Psychology faculty member Jan Drucker talks about the benefits of co-ed play dates for children in kindergarten and first grade.

    Posted: Friday, July 23, 2010

    Graduate Studies in Art of Teaching, CDI, Graduate Studies in Child Development, ECC, Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Psychology
  • "The Story Behind the Writer:" Jennifer Salt ’65, co-writer of screenplay for Eat, Pray, Love, profiled by The New York Times

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    profiles the past and present careers of actress turned writer Jennifer Salt ’65, selected by director Ryan Murphy to co-write the big screen adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, which stars Julia Roberts. Salt's friends and classmates Jill Clayburgh '66 and Brian DePalma '64 are also mentioned in the article.
     

    Posted: Friday, July 23, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Emma Duncan ’12

    In a profile, Emma Duncan ’12 credits her theatre classes at Sarah Lawrence with giving her better insight into her role in a revival of William Luce’s The Belle of Amherst. 

    Posted: Friday, July 23, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Students, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Joshua David MFA '92, co-founder of Friends of the High Line, receives Jane Jacobs Medal for work that "creates new ways of seeing and understanding New York City"

    reports that Joshua David MFA '92, co-founder of Friends of the High Line, is a recipient of this year's Jane Jacobs Medal. Awarded since 2007 by the Rockefeller Foundation, the medal recognizes individuals whose work “creates new ways of seeing and understanding New York City."

    Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

    Alums
  • Cara Phillips ’07

    photo editor Cara Phillips ’07, a former makeup artist, shares six secret tactics used by beauty-counter makeover artists to get customers to spend hundreds of dollars cosmetics and beauty products.
     

    Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

    Alums
  • "Easily the best novel ever set in the world of cooking:" The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard Morais '81 garnering buzz around the world

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    reports that The Hundred Foot Journey, a novel just published by Richard Morais '81, is "captivating foodies and chefs  around the world," including author and chef Anthony Bourdain, who calls the book "easily the best novel ever set in the world of cooking." Morais discusses his new book on the July 28th episode of Public Radio's .

    Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing
  • The New York Times profiles Cedar House, a home in Brooklyn where "artistically inclined" alums create music and art

    The New York Times features and and about Cedar House in Bushwick, Brooklyn, home to nine "artistically inclined 20-somethings” who "use the premises to create hipper-than-thou music and art." Among the residents are Ben Shapiro ’06, Danielle Rosa ’06, Julia Norton ’07, and former student Morgan Silver Greenberg.

    Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts
  • Meet Our Newly Tenured Faculty: Emily Katz Anhalt, Greek and Latin

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    An interview with newly tenured Greek and Latin faculty member Emily Katz Anhalt.

    Posted: Monday, July 19, 2010

    Faculty, Greek, Humanities, Latin
  • Meet Our Newly Tenured Faculty: Fred Strype, Filmmaking

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    An interview with newly tenured filmmaking faculty member Fred Strype.

    Posted: Monday, July 19, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Filmmaking, Visual Arts
  • Allison Whorton ’10 receives fellowship to prestigious Berkeley Repertory Theatre

    reports that Allison Whorton ’10 has received one of 15 fellowships to the prestigious Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Every year, young leaders from across America learn their craft alongside accomplished professionals at the Tony Award-winning nonprofit organization.

    Posted: Friday, July 16, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Staff Member Antoinette Klatzky

    Community Partnerships staff member Antoinette Klatzky has been asked by noted fashion designer Eileen Fisher to direct that company's first ever summer leadership institute to assist young women with self-confidence, as reported by .

    Posted: Friday, July 16, 2010

    Staff
  • One thing we love about her: Actress Larisa Oleynik '04 describes attending SLC as “best decision I’ve made”

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    In a profile of Larisa Oleynik '04, recounts how the 10 Things I Hate About You actress regards her decision to attend SLC "the best decision I've made."

    Posted: Monday, July 12, 2010

    Alums, SLC
  • Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills defends To Kill a Mockingbird in Newsday.

    Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills defends the popularity of To Kill a Mockingbird—read by legions of high school students—against those who think it a children's book. .

    Posted: Friday, July 9, 2010

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Health Advocacy Graduate Student Susan Kingsbury

    New Hampshire's profiles Health Advocacy graduate student Susan Kingsbury, discussing the many twists and turns in her life that were the impetus for enrolling in the program and pursuing a career as a health advocate.

    Posted: Wednesday, July 7, 2010

  • Exploring the relationship between mind and body: Dance Magazine profiles Erin Reck MFA '08

    "Your Body: Memory Builders," an article in the July issue of , features the work of Erin Reck MFA '08 and other dancers who are "on the forefront of understanding the interplay between learning, memory, and the relationship between mind and body." The article discusses how Reck's work with Sara Rudner, director of the dance program, "inspired her to try to bring the relationship between the brain and creative movement into her own work."

    Posted: Wednesday, July 7, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance, Faculty
  • Alumna Kyra Sedgwick

    profiles alumna Kyra Sedgwick, star of the TNT series The Closer, which starts its sixth season in July.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts
  • World Series of Poker winner and author Matt Matros MFA '04 profiled by Casino City Times

    profiles poker player and author Matt Matros MFA '04. A regular winner in the World Series of Poker, the graduate of SLC's master's program in writing is the author of non-fiction book The Making of a Poker Player, and is currently working on a novel.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Ryan Page '13 invited to perform at the American Dance Festival

    Ryan Page '13 has been invited to perform at the American Dance Festival in North Carolina in July. He will be the lead soloist in Rosie Herrera's critically acclaimed Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret. Says Ryan, "Rosie encouraged me to explore and refine performative intersections between different artistic mediums, such as dance, theater, and film. She created the time for each dancer to critically engage with his or her own artistic ability, which remained a permeating concept during my first year in the SLC dance program. Negotiating the future with tradition, the expressive with the formal, the literal with the abstract, and most importantly, the humility to discover equal opportunity in all things, have found a place in my evolution as a Sarah Lawrence dance student thus far."

    Posted: Monday, June 28, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance, Students
  • "A 'tell your grandchildren someday' event:" Members of the rowing team return from Henley Women's Regatta in England

    , a Massachusetts news service, reports on the trip to England's Henley Women's Regatta by Swampscott, MA resident Chantal Gil '10 and four other members of the Sarah Lawrence rowing team. 

    Posted: Monday, June 28, 2010

    Alums, Staff, Students
  • Poem by Writing faculty member Jeffrey McDaniel '90 featured on The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

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    Compulsively Allergic to the Truth, a poem by Writing faculty member Jeffrey McDaniel '90, was featured on the June 19th edition of the Public Radio show "The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor." The poem can be read or listened to at .

    Posted: Monday, June 21, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Literature faculty member Maria Negroni reads her work at the Cité Universitaire in Paris

    Considered one of the greatest voices of contemporary Argentine poetry, Literature faculty member Maria Negroni recently read from her work at the Cité Universitaire in Paris. Her work is open to the exploration of several artistic imaginary landscapes such as the Gothic, the Scandinavian sagas, the literature of travel, mythology, and also the tango.

    Posted: Monday, June 21, 2010

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • John Jasperse '85

    In his preview of the new John Jasperse '85 production, “Truth, Revised Histories, Wishful Thinking, and Flat Out Lies,” being performed at the Joyce Theatre on June 17 and 18, critic Jack Anderson refers to the choreographer as a “brainy one—yet often a witty one.”

    Posted: Wednesday, June 16, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance
  • Huffington Post names Sarah Lawrence one of the "top non-traditional colleges"

    In a photo feature called "The Top Non-Traditional Colleges," Sarah Lawrence is lauded as one of 13 colleges "where an actual education is paramount, and obtaining that education is often a rigorous and inventive process ... they're places where students call the shots."

    Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010

    SLC
  • "One of the most influential living photographers:" Cara Phillips '07 discusses the impact of faculty member Joel Sternfeld on her career as an artist

    In an interview with , Cara Phillips ’07 discusses the influence of faculty member Joel Sternfeld, whom she calls "one of the most influential living photographers," on her career as an artist and a photographer.

    Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010

    Creative and Performing Arts, Photography
  • Parent of 2010 graduate shares praise for commencement ceremony, quality of a Sarah Lawrence education

    Dr. Richard Metzger, parent of a member of the Class of 2010, shared his thoughts on Commencement and Sarah Lawrence College with President Karen Lawrence in a recent note.

    Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2010

    Parents, SLC
  • "A historical first:" President Karen Lawrence among 76 college presidents to meet with federal policymakers on issues of higher education

    Karen Lawrence was among 76 presidents of public and private universities in New York State who met with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer (D-New York) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on issues ranging from teacher training to making tuition more affordable. reports on the meeting, which it calls "a historical first."

    Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2010

    Administration, SLC
  • Black Enterprise reports that Sanaa Hamri '96 is the leader in box office receipts among black female directors

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    reports that Sanaa Hamri '96 is the leader in box office receipts among black female directors, having grossed $44 million worldwide for her 2008 movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.

    Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking
  • Literature Faculty Member Nicolaus Mills

    On , literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses pet-friendly campuses, a recruitment strategy he calls "symptomatic of a growing trend—the willingness of colleges to view their students as customers who need to be continually wooed."

    Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2010

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Fashion designer Gaby Basora ’94 named one of Crain's Top Entrepreneurs of 2010

    Gaby Basora ’94, fashion designer and founder of the highly touted label Tucker by Gaby Basora, has been named one of "Crain's 2010 Top Entrepreneurs," and is profiled on .

    Posted: Friday, June 4, 2010

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Humanities, Literature, Writing
  • Alumna Julianna Margulies tops CNN list of celebrities who spoke at college commencements this spring

    Alumna Julianna Margulies tops a list of 10 celebrities who spoke at college commencements this spring on a feature.

    Posted: Friday, June 4, 2010

    Alums, SLC
  • Sarah Lawrence College appoints new Dean of Student Affairs

    Sarah Lawrence College is proud to announce that Paige Crandall, Ed.D, has assumed the position of Dean of Student Affairs.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 1, 2010

    Administration