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ARCHIVED: 2011-2012

  • Poet Rickey Laurentiis '11 receives 2012 Ruth Lilly Fellowship

    Rickey Laurentiis '11 is one of five recipients of the . Among the largest awards offered to aspiring poets in the United States, the $15,000 scholarship prize is intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry. The winning manuscripts were chosen by the editors of Poetry magazine from more than 1,000 submissions.

    Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Governor Cuomo names Writing faculty member Marie Howe New York's State Poet

    reports that Governor Andrew Cuomo has named Writing faculty member Marie Howe the State Poet of New York. Howe is the 10th poet to hold the two-year title. Of her work, Stanley Kunitz, the first named State Poet of the State of New York, says, “Marie Howe’s poetry is luminous, intense, and eloquent, rooted in an abundant inner life. Her long, deep-breathing lines address the mysteries of flesh and spirit, in terms accessible only to a woman who is very much of our time and yet still in touch with the sacred.”

    Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • HuffingtonPost.com calls Patricia Dunn MFA '98's Rebels by Accident "the next best young adult novel"

    Writing Institute instructor and Director of Graduate Support Services Patricia Dunn MFA '98 was recently interviewed by Leora Tanenbaum for . Tanenbaum calls Dunn's new novel Rebels By Accident "The Next Best Young Adult Novel."

    Posted: Monday, August 27, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Staff, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing

  • Health Advocacy graduate program director Vicki Breitbart shares advice on patient advocates in The Wall Street Journal

    In a feature entitled, "Help Navigating Health-Care System," director Vicki Breitbart shares advice on picking the right patient advocate.

    Posted: Monday, August 27, 2012

    Faculty, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy
  • Sarah Lawrence College has best faculty according to The Princeton Review

    According to a survey of the Best 377 Colleges: 2013 Edition, published by The Princeton Review, the best professors are at Sarah Lawrence College.

    Posted: Monday, August 27, 2012

    Faculty, SLC
  • Sarah Lawrence College faculty ranked #1 by Princeton Review; College ranks in Top 20 in 12 categories

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    has ranked Sarah Lawrence College #1 in the country—among all ranked colleges and universities—for its outstanding faculty. Taking top honors in the "Professors Get High Marks" category, SLC took home top-20 honors in a total of 12 categories, including "Best Classroom Experience," "Best College Theatre," and "Class Discussions Encouraged." The honor was highlighted on the August 21 episode of NBC's show.

    Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012

    Faculty, SLC
  • Rumpus.net interviews Writing professor Cynthia Cruz

    interviews Writing professor Cynthia Cruz, who will publish The Glimmering Room, her second collection of poetry, in October.

    Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills discusses posthumous publication in Newsday

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    In an opinion piece for , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills applauds The New Yorker's publication of a recently discovered essay by F. Scott Fitzgerald—an essay the magazine had rejected in 1936.

    Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Sarah Lawrence leads green roof trend on college campuses

    In a post praising the benefits of green roofs, the blog cites Sarah Lawrence College as a leader of the green roof trend now being embraced by more colleges. SLC constructed its first green roof atop the LEED-certified Heimbold Visual Arts Center in 2004, and more recently greened the roof of Taylor Residence Hall.

    Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012

    SLC
  • Jon Grinspan '06 traces the history of politics in America in The New York Times

    In a opinion piece, Jon Grinspan '06 explores the history of politics in America, and draws comparisons to the political climate in the country in the 19th century and today.

    Posted: Monday, August 13, 2012

    Alums, History, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • Khanh Tran among 2012 OpenDNS SysAdmin Award winners

    Associate Director of Information Technology Khanh Tran was among the 2012 winners. Named "Higher Ed Hero," Khanh was cited for his excellent work overseeing the campus' "myriad and diverse" networks, which are accessed by more than 2,000 students and faculty members.

    Posted: Friday, August 10, 2012

    Staff
  • Yonkers Rising features SLC's summer science program for local high school students

    features a story on Sarah lawrence College's week-long summer science program, in which eight students from Yonkers high schools come to campus to work with Sarah Lawrence science professors and students. As part of the annual program, the results of the students' work are presented at a symposium at the end of the week.

    Posted: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science and Mathematics
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills applies 1948's Marshall Plan to today's world on philly.com

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    On philly.com, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills applies the policies and principles of 1948's Marshall Plan to today's world. Mills is the author of a book on the Plan, entitled, Winning the Peace: The Marshall Plan and America's Coming of Age as a Superpower.

    Posted: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature, Politics
  • NCAA Approves Sarah Lawrence College as Provisional Division III Member

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    The National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Management Council has approved Sarah Lawrence College's application to become a provisional member.

    Posted: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    SLC
  • Writing professor Dennis Nurkse pens new book of poems about Brooklyn

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    The reviews "A Night in Brooklyn," a new collection of poems by writing faculty member and former poet laureate of Brooklyn Dennis Nurkse.

    Posted: Monday, August 6, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Hillary Bernhardt '15 promotes clean energy as part of New Hampshire Climate Summer Team

    features a story on the New Hampshire Climate Summer Team, a group of five women, including Hillary Bernhardt '15, who have spent the summer bicycling to seven New Hampshire communities in an effort to promote clean energy.

    Posted: Monday, August 6, 2012

    Environmental Studies, History and the Social Sciences, Students
  • Lauren Chertudi MFA '13

    profiles Lauren Chertudi MFA '13, director of the JumpBrush dance festival, saying she "seems to possess that elusive crossover of creative and organizational skills."

    Posted: Monday, August 6, 2012

  • Bronxville-Eastchester Patch features rising stars Gary Ploski MFA '08 and Alison Berman '04 MFA '09

    The features a story on Gary Ploski MFA '08 and Alison Berman '04 MFA '09, who celebrated the Connecticut premiere of their film Rising Star on August 4.

    Posted: Monday, August 6, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Staff, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Writing professor William Melvin Kelley publishes memoir piece in Harper's Magazine

    The August issue of Harper's Magazine by Writing professor William Melvin Kelley, entitled, "Breeds of America: Coming of age and coming of race."

    Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Sociology professor Jacqueline Hart participates in conference on wellness

    recaps a one day conference held at the University of California Berkeley on the topic of wellness. Sociology professor Jacqueline Hart spoke at the conference, taking a critical look at corportate wellness programs.

    Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Sociology
  • Once by Alice Walker '65 among greatest books written by college students

    The blog compiled a list of "Seven Great Books Written by College Undergrads," which features Once by Alice Walker '65. The book, a collection of poems inspired by Walker's travels in East Africa, was written during her senior year, and published in 1968.

    Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Vogue profiles Katie Ford '77, former CEO of Ford Models, as she works to end human trafficking

    profiles Katie Ford '77, former CEO of Ford Models, as she embarks on a new mission: ending human trafficking and forced labor around the world.

    Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

    Alums, History and the Social Sciences
  • Sarah Lawrence College well represented in Emmy nominations

    Several members of the Sarah Lawrence community are among this year's . Alumna Julianna Margulies is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in The Good Wife. Merritt Wever '02 is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Nurse Jackie. And alumna and executive producer Jenni Konner's show Girls is nominated for several awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series. Breaking Bad, on which Peter Gould '82 serves as writer and director and David Porter '94 serves as a composer, is nominated for several awards. And in the category of Best Commercial, Procter and Gamble's "Best Job" is nominated; founder David Carmen '80's Anonymous Content was the production company for the ad.

    Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills explores the new face of poverty in Newsday

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    Literature professor Nicolaus Mills explores "the new face of homelessness" in America in a opinion piece

    Posted: Monday, July 23, 2012

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills discusses the Supreme Court in The Philadelphia Inquirer

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    In a opinion piece, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills draws similarities between former Supreme Court Justice Owen Roberts and present day Chief Justice John Roberts, and how key decisions they made impacted presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Barack Obama, respectively.

    Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2012

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Ellen Kaye '82 and Seth Goldman '82 launch Moscow 57

    The Village Voice reports on Moscow 57, a new hospitality and entertainment company launched by Ellen Kaye '82 and Seth Goldman '82.

    Posted: Monday, July 16, 2012

    Alums
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills examines the case of Applewhite v. Pennsylvania in The Christian Science Monitor

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    In , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills examines the pending appeals court case of Applewhite v. Pennsylvania, which deals with voter identification laws.

    Posted: Monday, July 16, 2012

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Writing professor Matthea Harvey presents Guggenheim-sponsored soundwalk on Staten Island

    features a soundwalk by Writing professor and poet Matthea Harvey, which is sponsored by the Guggenheim Museum. The audio walking tour, titled "Telettrofono," revolves around Antonio Meucci, a Staten island resident in the 1800s and an early developer of the telephone.

    Posted: Monday, July 16, 2012

    Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills commemorates the 70th anniversary of Casablanca on CNN.com

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    In a CNN opinion piece, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills commemorates the 70th anniversary of Casablanca and discusses its relevance to Americans today.

    Posted: Monday, July 16, 2012

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Writer Nancy Alvarez '70 named Woman of the Year by National Association of Professional Women

    reports that Nancy Alvarez '70, author of Little Nancy: The Journey Home, has been named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women.

    Posted: Monday, July 16, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Brian Morton '78, director of the Writing graduate program, laments the disappearance of brick and mortar bookstores in Newsday

    In , Brian Morton '78, the director of the , laments the disappearance of brick and mortar bookstores, saying the lack of a bookstore at a new Yonkers, New York, shopping mall is a sign of the times.

    Posted: Monday, July 16, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Early childhood development expert Patricia Ramsey, EdD to deliver annual Thomas H. Wright Lecture

    Leading expert in early childhood development Patricia Ramsey, EdD, will deliver a talk entitled, "Teaching and Learning in a Diverse and Inequitable World," at the 2012 .

    Posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2012

    CDI, SLC
  • Writing professor Melvin Bukiet discusses the pressures of grades on high school students in The Daily News

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    In an opinion piece in the New York , Writing faculty member Melvin Bukiet examines the "win-at-all-costs academic culture" and the pressures caused by grades and standardized tests in high school. At Sarah Lawrence, students receive written evaluations of their performance in each class, and SAT scores are optional for admission.

    Posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Robert Underhill and Sarah Mollman, SLC supporters, receive award for service to education

    reports that former trustee Robert Underhill and his wife, Sarah Mollman, have been selected as recipients for Concordia College's 2012 President's Award for Excellence in Educational Service to the Community. Underhill is the great-great-grandson of Sarah Lawrence, and the couple have been supporters of the College for many years.

    Posted: Monday, July 2, 2012

    SLC
  • Nedda Alammar MFA '11 examines homosexuality in the Middle East in a Huffington Post blog

    In a blog post on , Nedda Alammar MFA '11 examines homosexuality in the Middle East.

    Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012

    Alums, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Sally Gonzalez '72 named CIO of law firm SNR Denton

    Sally Gonzalez '72 has been named Chief Information Officer of law firm SNR Denton, as reported on .

    Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012

    Alums, History and the Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics
  • NPR interviews jazz drummer and music faculty member Matt Wilson

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    interviews music faculty member Matt Wilson about his history as a jazz drummer and the latest album from his band Arts and Crafts.

    Posted: Monday, June 25, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Music
  • Crain's Chicago Business discusses how the past of mayor Rahm Emanuel ’81 influences Chicago's future in dance

    talks to Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel '81 about the role ballet has played in his life, and how that background will influence Chicago's future in the world of dance.

    Posted: Monday, June 25, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences
  • Jeremy Warneke '07 placed in Veterans Hall of Fame

    reports that Jeremy Warneke '07, who spent 14 months in Iraq as a Military Police Specialist, has been named to the New York State Senate's Veterans Hall of Fame by Senator Jeff Klein.

    Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012

    Alums
  • Politics professor Samuel Abrams contributes opinion piece on Jewish voters to The Daily News

    Politics professor Samuel Abrams co-authored an opinion piece in the on the preferences of American Jewish voters.

    Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills examines dying with dignity in The Guardian

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    Literature professor Nicolaus Mills explores the issue of dying with dignity in a recent article in .

    Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Sarah Lawrence community mourns novelist Erica Kennedy '92

    Sarah Lawrence College mourns the loss of Erica Kennedy '92. remembers the novelist in a June 19th obituary. Eisa Ulen '90 pays tribute to her friend in a July 3rd piece.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Writing faculty members join actor Bill Murray on Poetry Walk to support Poets House

    features a story on the June 11 Poetry Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. Writing faculty members Marie Howe, Vijay Seshadri, and Thomas Lux joined actor Bill Murray and other supporters in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Poets House.

    Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Theatre professor Kevin Confoy, students, and alumni volunteer for Forestburgh Playhouse

    The reports that Theatre faculty member Kevin Confoy led a team of 10 interns, comprised of students and alumni of the College, in assisting the Forestburgh Playhouse's pre-season beautification efforts.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Students, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Tom Blum, Vice President of Administration, discusses tools to gauge college costs in U.S.News and World Report

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    In a article, Tom Blum, Vice President of Administration, discusses the Net Price Calculator and other tools that help families determine a college's true cost. He also appears in a on the Net Price Calculator. The Sarah Lawrence Net Price Calculator can be .

    Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012

    Administration, SLC
  • Julie Gerstenblatt interviews fellow Writing Institute student Annabel Monaghan about her new novel

    In a blog, Julie Gerstenblatt interviews fellow student Annabel Monaghan about her new young adult novel A Girl Named Digit. The two were students in the Institute's Novel Writing Workshop, led by Patricia Dunn and Jimin Han.

    Posted: Monday, June 11, 2012

    CCE
  • Writing professor Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV '10 collaborate on new DC Comics title, Talon

    reports that James Tynion IV '10 will write the new DC Comics title Talon in collaboration with Batman and Swamp Thing writer Scott Snyder, a member of the writing faculty who taught Tynion when he was a student at SLC.

    Posted: Monday, June 11, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • The New York Times reviews dance performance by CCE student Ian Spencer Bell

    reviews "Socket," a dance choreographed by student Ian Spencer Bell and performed by his company.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2012

    CCE, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Alice Greenwald '73, director of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, featured in New York Times article

    features an extensive article on the National September 11 Memorial Museum, and the sensitivities and difficulties involved in its creation. Alice Greenwald '73 is the director of the museum.

    Posted: Monday, June 4, 2012

    Alums, History, History and the Social Sciences
  • Alumnae awards represent high level of achievement and service

    Achievement and service awards were bestowed upon four Sarah Lawrence College alumnae at the College's annual reunion, May 31 to June 3, recognizing their outstanding accomplishments in academia and education, medicine, and the arts.

    Posted: Monday, June 4, 2012

    Alums
  • Politics professor Samuel Abrams serves as principal investigator on new Workmen's Circle National Poll

    Jewish cultural, educational, and activist organization has released the findings from a new national poll on the American Jewish community's political leanings and beliefs. Politics professor Samuel Abrams served as a principal investigator on the poll.

    Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills criticizes "imperial colleges" on HuffingtonPost.com

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    In a blog, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills criticizes the emerging practice of "academic empire building."

    Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills applauds the success of the film "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" on CNN.com

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    In a opinion piece, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills applauds the success of the current film "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" despite poor critical reviews. Mills says the movie's popularity "tells us that unlike the critics, today's audiences don't find the struggles of the old and middle-aged less worthy of their attention than those of the young."

    Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • MythBusters' Adam Savage's SLC commencement address among the year's best according to ABC News

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    The commencement address delivered by MythBusters host Adam Savage to the Sarah Lawrence College class of 2012 was chosen as one of the "18 Best Commencement Speeches of 2012" by and YouTube.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

    SLC
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills pays tribute to late writer Paul Fussell in The Guardian

    In , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills pays tribute to writer Paul Fussell, who passed away on May 23. Fussell was well known for his breakthrough 1975 study, The Great War and Modern Memory.

    Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2012

    Alums, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Literature, Politics
  • Rebecca Temerario '13 compares her educational experiences in the U.S. and the U.K.

    Rebecca Temerario '13 compares her educational experiences at Sarah Lawrence and Wadham College in .

    Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012

    Students
  • Rebecca Smith '76 honored by Academy of Arts and Letters

    reports that Rebecca Smith '76 is one of 10 artists who will receive a 2012 award in art from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. The awards are given annually "to artists, architects, composers, and writers to honor and encourage them in their creative work.

    Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Visual Arts
  • Phoebe Temkin '16 among finalists in Gaithersburg Book Festival

    reports that incoming student Phoebe Temkin '16 is a finalist in the third annual Gaithersburg Book Festival; this is the second year the Festival features a high school student short story contest.

    Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Students, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • The New York Times profiles Amanda Burden '76

    profiles Amanda Burden '76, who is in her 11th year as director of the New York City Planning Department—a tenure during which "she has overseen the wholesale rezoning of the city."

    Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012

  • The Australian profiles cellist Zoe Keating '93

    profiles cellist Zoe Keating '93 on the occasion of her first headlining tour in Australia, which begins in late May.

    Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2012

  • Julie Campbell '00 named "Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher"

    Julie Campbell '00, a teacher at Springhurst Elementary School in Dobbs Ferry, NY, was recently honored with the "Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher" award by the Westchester/Lower Hudson Valley Council.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Alums
  • The New York Times reviews new works by John Jasperse '85 and Rashaun Mitchell '00

    The New York Times reviews the most recent works of ("Fort Blossom revisited") and ("Nox"). Mitchell was also featured in a article previewing an upcoming performance at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

    Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Factio Magazine profiles designer Vera Wang '71

    profiles fashion designer Vera Wang '71.

    Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012

    Alums, Humanities
  • Discover magazine interviews Dr. W. Ian Lipkin '74, "the world's most celebrated virus hunter"

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    In an article entitled, "The World's Most Celebrated Virus Hunter," magazine interviews Dr. W. Ian Lipkin '74, director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.

    Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012

    Alums, Science and Mathematics
  • The Takeaway interviews Polly Bresnick MFA '12 about the Right to Write program

    Public Radio show interviews Polly Bresnick MFA '12, who has been the lead teacher and volunteer coordinator of the Right to Write program at the Valhalla Correctional Facility for two years. The program helps incarcerated mothers and grandmothers write books for their children and create accompanying audio recordings.

    Posted: Friday, May 11, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Students, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Health Advocacy Careers Roundtable to be held June 8

    The Health Advocacy graduate program at Sarah Lawrence College is hosting a roundtable discussion for individuals interested in exploring careers in health advocacy on Friday, June 8.

    Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2012

    Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy, History and the Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, SLC
  • Lily Fischer '04 and Nima Etemadi '04 to appear on Food Network's "Cupcake Champions"

    reports that Lily Fischer '04 and Nima Etemadi '04 will appear on the new Food Network series "Cupcake Champions" starting Sunday, May 13. Fischer previously won on the network's similar show, "Cupcake Wars."

    Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts
  • Chloe Honum '03, Elizabeth Morgan '13, and Rachel Coonce MFA '12 win honors in The Missouri Review's Audio Competition

    Chloe Honum '03, Elizabeth Morgan '13, and Rachel Coonce MFA '12 were among the winners of . Honum won first place in the Poetry category, Morgan won first place in the Prose category, and Coonce received an honorable mention in the Audio Documentary category.

    Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Students, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills criticizes colleges that require parental recommendations in the admission process on HuffingtonPost.com

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    On , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills criticizes colleges such as Smith and Mt. Holyoke, which require letters of recommendation from applicants' parents.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • New York Times calls John Jasperse '85 "possibly the most important American contemporary dance choreographer of his time"

    In an event listing for his "Fort Blossom revisited," section calls John Jasperse '85 "quite possibly the most important American contemporary dance choreographer of his generation."

    Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Caroline Lieber MS '80 and Gwen Darien '80 participate in Human Genome panel at Milken Institute Global Conference

    Caroline Lieber MS '80, director of the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, was a panelist at the 2012 Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles. Along with Gwen Darien '80, Lieber spoke on the topic, "The Human Genome: A User's Guide."

    Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

    Alums, Faculty, Graduate Studies in Human Genetics, Science and Mathematics
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills reflects on violence in the NFL in The Guardian

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    In The Guardian, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills reflects on two recent events in the NFL: the suspensions handed out to New Orleans Saints players who had a role in "Bountygate," and the apparent suicide of former NFL player Junior Seau. Though some current players have criticized the suspensions, Mills argues that the damage inflicted by overly violent behavior can, as in the case of Seau, lead to devastating consequences after retirement.

    Posted: Monday, May 7, 2012

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Alexa Schnee '13 publishes Shakespeare's Lady, is at work on two new novels

    The Daily Inter Lake profiles Alexa Schnee '13, author of the recently published novel Shakespeare's Lady. While studying creative writing, literature, and art history at Sarah Lawrence, Schnee is also at work on her next two novels, which, like Shakespeare's Lady, will be works of historical fiction.

    Posted: Monday, May 7, 2012

    Art History, Creative and Performing Arts, Humanities, Literature, Students, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • "Sailors and Dreamers" by faculty members Chester Biscardi and Shirley Kaplan reviewed in Journal of Singing

    Gregory Berg of reviews "Sailors & Dreamers," a collaboration of Music program director Chester Biscardi and Theatre faculty member Shirley Kaplan. The work was commissioned by The Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress.

    Posted: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Music, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Sarah Lawrence among 50 colleges to win Coca-Cola Keep America Beautiful Bin Grant Program

    Sarah Lawrence College will receive 800 "multi-recycler" bins from The Coca-Cola Company as part of their , which supports recycling in communities and on college and university campuses by providing bins to selected grant recipients for the collection of beverage container recyclables. SLC is one of 50 colleges across the United States to be awarded the grant.

    Posted: Monday, April 30, 2012

    SLC
  • President Karen Lawrence and Meghan Roguschka '12 discuss the value of an SLC education on CBS' Sunday Morning

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    In a CBS segment on college costs and the rise of student loan debt, President Karen Lawrence and Meghan Roguschka '12 discuss the value of a Sarah Lawrence education. Roguschka will attend Harvard next year on a full scholarship to study for a Ph.D. in anthropology.

    Posted: Monday, April 30, 2012

    President, SLC, Students
  • Adam Savage among most eagerly anticipated commencement speakers

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    The blog features a post entitled, "The 10 Commencement Speeches We're Most Excited for This Spring." Among the eagerly anticipated speakers is Adam Savage, who will address SLC's graduates on May 18.

    Posted: Friday, April 27, 2012

  • Ann Patchett '85 named to Time's list of "The 100 Most Influential People in the World"

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    Author Ann Patchett '85 has been named to list of "The 100 Most Influential People in the World." In her write-up, Elizabeth Gilbert describes Patchett as "a woman of wisdom, determination, generosity, and courage," and lauds her efforts to curtail the demise of independent bookstores.

    Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Joshua P. Rechnitz ‘91 pledges largest single gift in the history of New York City’s parks system

    reports that Joshua Rechnitz '91 has pledged $40 million for a new multi-use field house in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The pledge is the largest single gift in the history of the city's parks system.

    Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2012

    Alums
  • Baritone Peter Castaldi '83 to star in new Underworld Productions opera

    reports that baritone Peter Castaldi '83 is set to play the title role in the upcoming Underworld Productions opera Don Pasquale & His Trophy Wife.

    Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012

  • Dr. Dawn McGuire wins Campbell Corner Poetry Contest

    , a San Francisco neurologist who studies aphasia—a general term for language disorders—and uses poetry to explore what happens when language fails, is the most recent winner of Sarah Lawrence's .

    Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Science and Mathematics, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • SLC students join fight for Reproductive Health Act

    reports that Sarah Lawrence students will join their counterparts from colleges across New York State in a week of events aimed at spotlighting the Reproductive Health Act.

    Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    SLC, Students
  • Amanda Walgrove '12 blogs on HuffingtonPost.com about the importance of Tweeting for college presidents

    Amanda Walgrove '12, a student who works as research assistant with President Karen Lawrence, blogs on about the benefits Twitter can offer to college presidents. By using the social media tool, Walgrove says, presidents can "further personalize their institutions through online engagement and foster connection with a vast digital audience ... Twitter provides a viable platform on which to connect with students, colleagues, alumni, student-run publications and groups, college offices, and even prospective attendees." [To follow President Lawrence on Twitter:].

    Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    President, Students
  • Author Ann Patchett '85 weighs in on the lack of a Fiction Pulitzer Prize winner in The New York Times

    Author Ann Patchett '85 penned a opinion piece on the Pulitzer Prize Board's decision to not award a prize in fiction this year.

    Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • David Yaffe '95 receives 2012 Shattuck Prize for Criticism

    reports that David Yaffe '95 received the 2012 Roger Shattuck Prize for Criticism from the Center for Fiction in New York. The award is devoted to the support and encouragement of emerging critics and was established in honor of Roger Shattuck, the late distinguished scholar, writer, and literary critic.

    Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Humanities, Literature, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Ingrid Gregg '86 nominated by President Obama for key administration post

    reports that Ingrid Gregg '86 has been nominated by President Barack Obama for the position of Member, Board of Trustees of the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation. Dr. Gregg is President and Trustee of the Earhart Foundation.

    Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    Alums, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • Actress Holly Robinson Peete '86 talks about life as a caregiver

    Actress, singer, and author Holly Robinson Peete '86 talks to about life as a caregiver and what it's like to be part of the "sandwich generation:" the more than 24 million Americans who are sandwiched between two generations—caring for a child or children still at home and providing assistance or full-time care to an older parent.

    Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts
  • Alumna and Grammy-nominated singer Maiysha participates in cultural diplomacy program in Egypt

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    reports that Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Maiysha (Maiysha Simpson '97) recently participated in a cultural diplomacy program created by the non-profit organization ShareTheMic and sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, in which she traveled to Egypt to help some of Northern Africa's most talented vocalists take a brave and historic step: singing in public.

    Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Music
  • Joseph Lauinger named one of four best literature professors in the U.S. by Princeton Review

    avatarJoseph Lauinger was named one of the four best literature professors in the U.S. in The 300 Best Professors, a guidebook published by in partnership with RateMyProfessors.com.

    Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Sarah Lawrence College Center For Continuing Education and Writing Institute Open Houses April 24

    Summer admission is still open for the Sarah Lawrence College Center for Continuing Education (CCE) and The Writing Institute. Open houses for both programs will be held on Tuesday, April 24, at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., respectively.

    Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    CCE
  • Undergraduate Research Conference on Development Studies Presents Student Work from Bard, Columbia, Sarah Lawrence and Smith

    An academic conference specifically devoted to undergraduate research in Development Studies has been organized by Sarah Lawrence College students and will be held on campus on Friday, April 20.

    Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    History and the Social Sciences, Students
  • Spanish professor Maria Negroni to be keynote speaker at Berkeley conference

    Spanish professor Maria Negroni will be the keynote speaker at a University of California, Berkeley entitled, "Dimensions of the Text: Matter and Meaning in the Luso-Hispanic World."

    Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    Faculty, Humanities, Spanish
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills blogs about Truman, Obama, and Israel on HuffingtonPost.com

    On , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills blogs about the lessons President Obama can learn from history as he seeks a diplomatic solution to the Iran crisis while trying to remain a friend of Israel. As Mills points out in the blog, Obama "would do well to look at what another Democratic president, Harry Truman, did in 1948 while seeking reelection and dealing with the birth of Israel."

    Posted: Monday, April 9, 2012

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Brain Awareness Week at Sarah Lawrence College

    Sarah Lawrence College's student neuroscience club BrainWashed is hosting a variation of the Dana Foundation's Brain Awareness Week on campus April 9-13.

    Posted: Monday, April 9, 2012

  • Theatre professor Will Frears writes about James Ellroy and The Black Dahlia in Harper's

    In a Harper's Magazine entitled "The Long Goodbye," Theatre faculty member Will Frears examines the life and literary works of James Ellison, including The Black Dahlia and The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women.

    Posted: Monday, April 9, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Sarah Lawrence College remembers faculty emerita Elfie S. Raymond, 1931-2012

    Sarah Lawrence Philosophy faculty member emerita Elfie S. Raymond, who taught at the College from 1964 to 2006, died on March 19, 2012.

    Posted: Thursday, April 5, 2012

    Faculty, Humanities, Philosophy
  • Cynthia Lowen MFA '06 writes, produces Bully documentary

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    Filmmaker Cynthia Lowen MFA '06 wrote and produced the acclaimed documentary Bully, currently in theatres. profiles Lowen, a Massachusetts native.

    Posted: Thursday, April 5, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • White House Blog profiles Amanda Ota '12, former intern in the Office of Presidential Correspondence

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    The profiles Amanda Ota '12, who in the summer of 2011 worked as an intern in the Office of Presidential Correspondence. Of her time at the White House, Ota says, "At the end of my internship, I left with memories I'll keep forever, a greater sense of who I want to be as a public servant, and the skills to accomplish my goals for my future."

    Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    Humanities, Politics, Students
  • Ploughshares interviews Brian Morton, director of the Graduate Program in Fiction

    features an interview with Brian Morton, director of the Graduate Program in Fiction. In the interview, Morton talks about his writing process, his teaching strategies when working with young writers, and the conversion of his novel Starting Out in the Evening into a movie. Morton also recently contributed an essay entitled “The Madness of Art” to magazine.

    Posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Six Weeks to Yehi­dah author Melissa Stud­dard MFA '97 to appear on BlogTalkRadio

    Melissa Stud­dard MFA '97, the best-selling and award-winning author of the middle grade book Six Weeks to Yehi­dah, will be the guest author on BlogTalkRadio's April 26 edition of . Six Weeks to Yehi­dah received the for middle grade/chapter books in 2011.

    Posted: Monday, April 2, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • SLC poetry alumna, Gabrielle Calvocoressi

    SLC poetry alumna, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, visiting professor at the University of Texas,

    Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Literature faculty member Nick Mills Op Ed on CNN.com

    In an , literature faculty member Nick Mills explains that a federal inquiry into Trayvon Martin death could help defuse the situation and has historical precedent.

    Posted: Friday, March 30, 2012

  • Poetry faculty member Marie Howe interviewed in America Magazine

    Poetry faculty member Marie Howe is on “where their poems come from” and the intersection between poetry and faith

    Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Sexism in TV’s Mad Men? Women’s History alumna Jessica Butterbaugh weighs in on the debate at Forbes.com

    Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012

  • "The Turn to the Native," a symposium celebrating Literature professor Arnold Krupat

    A Symposium on Native American Studies in honor of retiring faculty member Arnold Krupat, a renowned authority on Native American literature, will be held in the Esther Raushenbush Library at Sarah Lawrence College on Friday, April 20.

    Posted: Friday, March 23, 2012

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Wall Street Journal reviews performances by Meredith Monk '64 and other "American Mavericks"

    reviews performances by Michael Tilson Thomas and his group of "American Mavericks," which includes comporser, singer, and performance artist Meredith Monk '64.

    Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts
  • Carole Artigiani M.A. '79 sits on Independent Task Force on U.S. Education and National Security

    Carole Artigiani M.A. '79 is a member of a -sponsored Indepdendent Task Force on U.S. Education Reform and National Security. The Task Force, comprised of 31 prominent education experts, national security authorities, and corporate leaders, recently released a report finding that the United States' failure to educate its students leaves them unprepared to compete and threatens the country's ability to thrive in a global economy and maintain its leadership role.

    Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012

    Alums, Graduate Studies in Art of Teaching, Graduate Studies in Child Development, Graduate Studies in Womens History
  • Rashaun Mitchell '00 receives fellowship to teach Merce Cunningham works

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    reports that former Merce Cunningham company dancer Rashaun Mitchell '00 has received a fellowship to teach some of the late choreographer’s works this spring and summer.

    Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Politics professor Samuel Abrams questions the "Big Sort"

    an article co-authored by Politics professor , is discussed in and as they examine the accuracy of claims by author Bill Bishop that Americans are increasingly sorting themselves out geographically by political affiliation.

    Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • Sleight of Fist

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    Secrets of stage combat, explained! Sterling Swann teaches actors how to make a fake fight look real—without stabbing anyone.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • The Demonstration

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    Poetry faculty member Suzanne Gardinier picks a different kind of fight in Beirut.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • The Long Journey Home

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    Going to war can change you. And when it's over, it can be hard to change back. Army psychiatrist Charles Hoge '80 explains the paradox of post-traumatic stress disorder and helps soldiers return to civilian life.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    Alums, History and the Social Sciences, Politics, Psychology
  • The Good Fight

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    Defend yourself and resolve conflicts with grace and style using these tips from six alumni experts.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    Alums
  • Blood Brothers

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    Robert Anasi '89 and his brother have always fought—with each other and the world. As they struggle with their aggressive impulses, they find that violence is the answer to a peaceful life.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    Alums
  • Angry Brains

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    People fight because of how they feel—whether angry, afraid, or threatened. Leah Olson and Elizabeth Johnson teach an interdisciplinary class on human feelings. Can understanding what’s happening in our brains help us control destructive emotions?

    Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    Biology, Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Psychology, Science and Mathematics
  • Spanish professor Eduardo Lago awarded Chair of Excellence by University of Madrid, Carlos III

    Dr. Eduardo Lago, Professor of Spanish and Spanish and Latin American Literature at Sarah Lawrence College, has been awarded a Chair of Excellence at the University of Madrid, Carlos III.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    Faculty, Humanities, Spanish
  • Portland Press Herald profiles Victoria Reed '96, curator of provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

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    profiles Victoria Reed '96, curator of provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Reed will be speaking to audiences at the Maine Jewish Film Festival about her work at the museum, where she has overseen the resolution of several cases of works of art that were looted or displaced during World War II and the years leading up to it.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    Alums, Art History, Humanities
  • Largest Free Poetry Festival in New York State at Sarah Lawrence College April 20-22

    Sarah Lawrence College's Ninth Annual Poetry Festival, the largest free poetry festival in New York State, will be held April 20-22.

    Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, SLC, Students, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • KJ Rothweiler '13 and his band Dancefloor Diplomacy seek to create new music genre

    features the video for "We Are Ready" by Dancefloor Diplomacy, a band co-founded by KJ Rothweiler '13 that features singer Curtis Pawley '13. The song is the band's first project as they seek to create a new genre of music called collage.

    Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Music, Students
  • Daniel Horowitz '13 questions KONY 2012 movement in USA Today

    In an opinion piece in , Daniel Horowitz '13 questions whether the KONY 2012 movement has done more harm than good. Daniel is currently writing for the publication as a Spring 2012 USA Today Collegiate Correspondent.

    Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012

    History and the Social Sciences, Politics, Students
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills covers race, Romney, and politics in Dissent

    In a blog post for magazine, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills covers race, politics, and Mitt Romney.

    Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature, Politics
  • Shrek the Musical creator David Lindsay-Abaire '92 profiled on Toronto.com

    profiles playwright David Lindsay-Abaire '92, creator of Shrek the Musical, which is opening a Toronto run later this month.

    Posted: Friday, March 16, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Poem by Writing professor Vijay Seshadri appears in The New Yorker

    "Rereading," a poem by , Director of the , appears in the March 19 issue of .

    Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel '81 profiled in The Atlantic

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    The April 2012 issue of offers an in-depth profile of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel '81.

    Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012

    Alums, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • Adam Savage of Mythbusters to deliver commencement keynote address on Friday, May 18

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    Adam Savage, co-host of the hit Discovery Channel show Mythbusters, will deliver the Commencement address to the Sarah Lawrence class of 2012.

    Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

    SLC
  • Former Writing faculty member Grace Paley to be portrayed in one woman show

    reports that Becoming Grace, a one woman show presented by Naomi Newman at San Francisco's Jewish Theatre, will depict the life of former Writing faculty member (1966-89) Grace Paley. The play is comprised solely of words from Paley's own stories, poems, essays, and interviews.

    Posted: Friday, March 9, 2012

    Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Time Out Chicago interviews actress and alumna Julianna Margulies

    avatar interviewed actress and alumna Julianna Margulies, star of the CBS drama The Good Wife. Margulies will be in Chicago for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s annual Women in the Arts fundraiser on March 12.

    Posted: Friday, March 9, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Alyssa Satin Capucilli '99 publishes 75th book for children

    profiles Alyssa Satin Capucilli '99, who later this month will publish Biscuit Plays Ball, her 75th book for children.

    Posted: Friday, March 9, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • President Karen Lawrence discusses college costs in New York Times letter to the editor

    avatarIn a letter to the editor of , President Karen Lawrence praises tools like the Net Price Calculator, which helps families assess the value and affordability of colleges, in response to a February 26 editorial entitled, "Comparison Shopping for College Tuition."

    Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

    President
  • The New York Times profiles Laurie Mittelmann '11 and her Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space

    profiles Laurie Mittelmann '11, co-founder of the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, which tells "the story of how activists in the East Village took over abandoned properties and over the years transformed them into permanent housing or community gardens."

    Posted: Monday, March 5, 2012

    Alums, History and the Social Sciences
  • President Karen Lawrence pens Huffington Post opinion piece on technology and education

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    In her latest blog post on , President Karen Lawrence discusses the film The Artist as a parable of the disruptive effects of technology facing arts and education today.

    Posted: Monday, March 5, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, President, Science and Mathematics
  • New Robert DeNiro movie based on memoir by Writing professor Nick Flynn

    Being Flynn, a new movie starring Robert DeNiro, is based on a memoir by Writing faculty member Nick Flynn, as reported by and numerous other media outlets.

    Posted: Monday, March 5, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Gabriela Martinez '12 awarded Critical Language Scholarship to study in Ufa, Russa this summer

    Gabriela Martinez '12 is a recipient of a 2012 , an award that will bring her to Ufa, Russia, this summer, where she will study Russian at the Bashkir State University and do volunteer work. A program of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the CLS Program offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages.

    Posted: Friday, March 2, 2012

    Humanities, Russian, Students
  • Jane Alexander '61 plays title role in Edward Albee's The Lady From Dubuque

    Actress Jane Alexander '61 is currently playing the title role in Edward Albee's The Lady From Dubuque, now running in New York City's off-Broadway Pershing Square Signature Center. The role is, as puts it, the latest in her "stellar career in theater, film, and television."

    Posted: Friday, March 2, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • 16 student athletes named to Hudson Valley Athletic Conferences' All-Academic Teams

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    The  (HVMAC) and the  (HVWAC) announced their 2011 Fall All-Academic Teams, with 16 Sarah Lawrence student athletes being named to the teams. The teams consist of student-athletes who have reached sophomore academic standing with a 3.5 or better cumulative grade point average at the conclusion of the fall semester.

    Posted: Friday, March 2, 2012

    Students
  • Novel by Ann Patchett '85 to be staged as an opera in Chicago

    announced its world premiere of Bel Canto, an opera based on the best-selling novel by Ann Patchett '85. The opera is set to premiere in the 2015-16 season.

    Posted: Friday, March 2, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Music, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Susan Guma, Dean of Graduate Studies, appointed to Yonkers Education Redesign Team by Mayor Mike Spano

    Dean of Graduate Studies Susan Guma has been appointed by Yonkers mayor Mike Spano to a new . The 15 members—representing government, education, business, labor, and parents—are tasked with recommending innovative reforms to the Yonkers Public School System. They will also explore opportunities for bringing a State University of New York campus to the city.

    Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

    Administration, Graduate Studies in Art of Teaching, Graduate Studies in Child Development
  • Yonkers High School student Juliany Taveras, attendee in the Fulbright Writing Program at SLC, featured in Westchester Magazine

    Yonkers High School student Juliany Taveras, who participated in the Fulbright Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence last summer, was featured in a article entitled, "High-Achieving Students from the Yonkers School District." The article also cites the positive influence of Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) on these and other students. Sarah Lawrence has partnered with YPIE since 2010; graduate writing students work with teens in several Yonkers high schools who are applying to college, offering guidance on the essay-writing process. The Summer 2011 issue of the newsletter contains a story on this partnership.

    Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, SLC, Students, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • The New York Times calls Pam Tanowitz MFA '98 "a choreographer not to be missed"

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    In a preview of what it calls "a ridiculously busy dance month," singles out Pam Tanowitz MFA '98, calling her a choreographer not to be missed. From March 8 through 10 the Kitchen will present her newest work, "Untitled (The Blue Ballet)." The article goes on to say, "Imaginative, structurally rigorous and thrumming with captivating phrases, rhythms and steps, Ms. Tanowitz's choreography is an event on its own."

    Posted: Monday, February 27, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills on CNN.com: "Downton Abbey delivers a history lesson suited for the present"

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    In an opinion piece on , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills looks at the success of the British television series Downton Abbey in America, and explains how the show delivers "a history lesson suited for the present."

    Posted: Monday, February 27, 2012

    History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Literature, Politics
  • Kristin Anderson '12 writes feature on character actors for VanityFair.com

    Kristin Anderson '12 recently penned a feature article titled "Character Counts," about well-known character actors, on .

    Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Students, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Rahm Emanuel '81 tops Chicago magazine's list of "The 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans"

    magazine selected mayor Rahm Emanuel '81 as number one on their list of "The 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans."

    Posted: Monday, February 20, 2012

    Alums, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • Robert Leleux '03 MA '13 pens New York Times essay on Alzheimer's

    Alumnus, author, and current Women's History graduate student Robert Leleux '03 MA '13 recently penned an essay in entitled, "Finding Joy in Alzheimer's." The essay reflects on his grandmother's decline into Alzheimer's, the same topic explored in his latest book, The Living End: A Memoir of Forgetting and Forgiving.

    Posted: Friday, February 17, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Graduate Studies in Womens History, Writing
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills finds political lessons in the story of rising NBA star Jeremy Lin

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    In , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills finds political lessons in the story of rising NBA star Jeremy Lin, stating that a Knicks team dominated by Lin and supporting players with a sense of camaraderie has turned out to be better than a Knicks team of high priced stars looking out for number one. "The NBA's star system," Mills says, "has its parallel in our winner-take-all economy that has made it possible for CEO pay to rise exponentially since the 1960s."

    Posted: Friday, February 17, 2012

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • "The Arts and Activism:" Women's History Month Conference to be held at Sarah Lawrence College

    Sarah Lawrence College will host an international group of more than 40 scholars to present the 14th Annual Women's History Month conference, titled "The Arts and Activism," on Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3, 2012.

    Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, SLC, Graduate Studies in Womens History
  • New memoir recounts alumna Deborah Feldman's personal journey

    Receiving widespread notice and acclaim, including The New York Times, ABC's The View and the BBC, alumna Deborah Feldman's recounts her personal journey from Hasidic sect to secular life—and the role Sarah Lawrence played in helping her find her voice.

    Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Yale Scholar to Present Talk on East European Context of the Holocaust

    "Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin," a talk by Yale professor Timothy Snyder, will be held on February 15 at 5:15 p.m. in the Donnelley Lecture Hall, Heimbold Visual Arts Center.

    Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012

    History, History and the Social Sciences
  • Writer Esmeralda Santiago MFA '92 leads colloquium on Puerto Rican diaspora

    As reported by the , writer Esmeralda Santiago MFA '92, author of Cuando era puertorriqueña (When I was Puerto Rican), recently led a colloquium at the University of Puerto Rico during which she discussed the Puerto Rican diaspora and encouraged students to become involved in the decision-making processes of the island.

    Posted: Monday, February 13, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Politics, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Zeph Colombatto '12 blogs his backstage experiences with fashion designer Michael Bastian on GQ.com

    In a blog post on , Zeph Colombatto '12 shares a behind-scenes-look at the work of fashion designer Michael Bastian and the preparation that goes into staging a fashion show.

    Posted: Monday, February 13, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Students, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • NPR Music reviews two new albums from Music professor Matt Wilson

    reviews two new albums from Music professor Matt Wilson: The Guest House, with occasional collectio Trio M, and An Attitude for Gratitude, with his quartet Arts & Crafts.

    Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Music
  • Disconnect, by Politics professor Samuel Abrams, written up in The Washington Post

    Books section features Disconnect, co-written by Politics professor Samuel Abrams. The Post calls the book, which examines the polarization of the American voter and elected officials, "a data-rich and superbly researched analysis that will help the engaged voter understand the complexity of polarization as the 2012 election campaign plays out."

    Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2012

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • Geography professor Joshua Muldavin discusses China in interview with KPFK Los Angeles

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    Geography professor Joshua Muldavin recently did a half-hour interview on China for Los Angeles radio station KPFK's segment. The interview resulted from Muldavin's earlier interview on unrest in south China for , as well as his .

    Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2012

    Faculty, Geography, History and the Social Sciences
  • Sarah Lawrence College Women’s Swimming Team Wins 2012 Swimming Invitational Championship

    thumbnailThe Sarah Lawrence Women’s Swimming team took first place at the Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference Swimming Championships.

    Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2012

    Staff, Students
  • Daniel Horowitz '13 selected for USA Today Collegiate Correspondent Program

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    Daniel Horowitz '13 has been selected for . The program is one of the nation's premier journalism opportunities for undergraduate students. As a Spring 2012 correspondent, Horowitz has the opportunity to see his work published in USA Today's print edition as well as in other outlets in the Gannett news media network.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Students, Writing
  • Dana Frasz '06 launches Food Shift, a food recovery program in the Bay Area

    profiles Dana Frasz '06 and her organization Food Shift, which collects unwanted quality food from stores, bakeries, and other establishments and delivers it to agencies that feed low-income people in the Oakland, California, area. While at Sarah Lawrence, Frasz started Empty Bellies, a similar food recovery program that helped feed close to 500 people every day.

    Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012

    Alums, History and the Social Sciences
  • Short film by Jessie Ennis '13 wins Special Jury Award for Comedic Storytelling at Sundance

    reports that The Arm, a short film by Jessie Enis '13, Brie Larson, and Sarah Ramos, has been awarded a Special Jury Award for Comedic Storytelling. Ennis was the youngest filmmaker with a festival entry this year. In addition, the film was selected as one of nine short films to stream on .

    Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Students, Visual Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Book by Writing professor Jo Ann Beard wins Youth Media Award

    Writing faculty member Jo Ann Beard is the recipient of a 2012 Youth Media Award. Her book In Zanesville was one of ten books that won the Alex Award, an honor bestowed on books that appeal to teen audiences, as reported by .

    Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Essay by Alison Berman '04 MFA '09 discusses "The Problem with Skinny Bashing"

    The applauds an by Alison Berman '04 MFA '09 in which responds to "skinny bashing" by suggesting that all healthy body types should be celebrated, as opposed to the current trend of promoting one at the expense of another.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Mathematics, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • The Descendants, based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings MFA '02, nominated for five Oscars

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    National media outlets including and report that The Descendants, a movie based on the novel of the same name written by Kaui Hart Hemmings MFA '02, has been nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The movie won the Best Motion Picture Golden Globe award earlier this month.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Visual Arts, Writing
  • New York Times' "Lens" blog features campus' Nueva Luz exhibit

    a blog in The New York Times, profiles En Foco, a non-profit organization that supports contemporary fine art and documentary photographers of diverse cultures. An exhibition featuring work published in the group's award winning Nueva Luz magazine is at the Barbara Walters Gallery on campus through March 7.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, SLC, Visual Arts
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills questions Republican hopefuls' attacks on food stamps in Dissent

    avatarIn , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills questions the tactics of Republican presidential hopefuls who have been attacking welfare programs such as food stamps. Mills recalls a similar and successful strategy taken by Ronald Regan, but cautions that, "targeting families using food stamps in the midst of America's worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, however, is a different story."

    Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Literature, Politics
  • Huffington Post highlights SLC among top ranked schools for accessible professors, as selected by The Princeton Review

    highlights the Top 11 Colleges with the Most Accessible Teachers, a list released earlier by The Princeton Review that includes Sarah Lawrence. SLC also earned top 20 rankings in categories such as Professors Get High Marks, Classroom Experience, and Best Theatre Programs.

    Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Mathematics, SLC
  • The New York Times reviews new steampunk opera by Kamala Sankaram '00

    reviews the new opera "Miranda" by Kamala Sankaram '00, calling it "strikingly original." Sankaram composed the production and performs in it, along with music faculty member Patrick Muchmore.

    Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Music, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Nueva Luz Photographs: 1985-2011 exhibit to be featured at Sarah Lawrence College

    Nueva Luz Photographs: 1985–2011, an exhibit featuring artists published in the past 27 years in En Foco's Nueva Luz photographic journal, will run from January 24 through March 7 in the Barbara Walters Gallery in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center at Sarah Lawrence College. An opening reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, January 24, from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

    Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, SLC
  • NPR interviews Rosamond Bernier '38 about her "charmed and charming life"

    contributor Susan Stamberg recently interviewed writer Rosamond Bernier '38, recounting stories from her memoir Some of My Lives, in which provides inside glimpses of her interactions with renowned artists throughout her lifetime.

    Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Writing professor Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV '10 collaborate on Batman comic book

    In an interview with , Writing professor Scott Snyder shares details about upcoming stories he has planned for the Batman comic book series. Snyder is currently writing the comic's back-up stories with up-and-coming writer James Tynion IV '10, one of his former Sarah Lawrence students.

    Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Film written by Sarah Koskoff '90 to be screened at Sundance

    Hello I Must Be Going, a film written by screenwriter Sarah Koskoff '90, will be showcased at the starting January 19.

    Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Visual Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • In Newsday, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills makes a case for a National Civil Rights Memorial Cemetery

    avatarIn a opinion piece, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills makes a case for the creation of a National Civil Rights Memorial Cemetery, saying that such a place would "be an important reminder to future generations of the breadth of the civil rights movement—how much it depended on ordinary Americans behaving in extraordinary ways."

    Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature, Politics
  • The Descendants, based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings MFA '02, wins Best Motion Picture Golden Globe

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    The Descendants, based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings MFA '02, won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama in a ceremony held on January 15.

    Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Visual Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Short film by Jessie Ennis '13 to premiere at Sundance Film Festival

    The Arm, a short film directed by Jessie Ennis '13 and Brie Larson and Sarah Ramos, will premiere at the on January 20. The filmmakers are one of the youngest teams ever to compete at Sundance.

    Posted: Friday, January 13, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Students, Visual Arts
  • Huffington Post highlights SLC as top ranked school for classroom discussion, as selected by The Princeton Review

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    highlights The 10 Colleges with the Best Discussions, a list released earlier by The Princeton Review and topped by Sarah Lawrence, which is known for its engaging roundtable discussions. SLC also earned top 20 rankings in categories such as Professors Get High Marks, Classroom Experience, and Best Theatre Programs.

    Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Mathematics, SLC
  • SLC campus stars in latest episode of CBS' Unforgettable

    The Sarah Lawrence campus is featured extensively in the . The episode, titled "Brotherhood," was filmed on campus for several days in December 2011, and as a result locations such as Bates, MacCracken, and the Campbell Sports Center have a starring role.

    Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2012

    Creative and Performing Arts, SLC
  • Kaila McIntyre-Bader '09, Luke Bace '10, and Colin Fahrner '10, aka Big Tree, see debut album listed among top 10 of 2011

    In its "Press Play" column, the lists the self-titled album from Big Tree among the top 10 albums of 2011. Big Tree is an indie band comprised of Kaila McIntyre-Bader '09, Luke Bace '10, and Colin Fahrner '10. Of McIntyre-Bader, the column says, "She met the other members of Big Tree in a jazz class at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, which explains the intelligent lyrics and jazzy quality of the 11 original songs she wrote for this promising debut."

    Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Music
  • Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg '72 serves as medical authority in 60 Minutes investigative report on stem cell fraud

    In a investigative report on stem cell fraud, Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg '72, Chief Scientific Officer of the Robertson Clinical and Translational Cell Therapy Program at Duke University, was featured as the primary medical authority throughout the segment. Her research discredited claims by a doctor who believes that stem cells can cure cerebral palsy. Dr. Kurtzberg appears at the 4:20 mark.

     

    Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012

    Alums, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy, Graduate Studies in Human Genetics, Science and Mathematics
  • New book by Health Advocacy graduate student Elizabeth Bailey MA '12 reviewed by The New York Times

    The Patient's Checklist by graduate student Elizabeth Bailey was included by in an article entitled "Two Choices for Best Bedside Read in the Hospital." Of Bailey, a music video producer who got involved in the patient advocacy field after a difficult hospital stay for her father, the Times says, "Bravo to her for turning that all too common misery to a constructive end."

    Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2012

    Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy, Science and Mathematics, Students
  • NY Times op-ed by Geography faculty member Joshua Muldavin: China's Shaky Economic Foundation

    thumbnailIn a , Geography faculty member Joshua Muldavin writes about a recent peasant uprising in Wukan, a small village in China's Guangdong province, and the implications such uprisings could have on the world's economies.

    Posted: Friday, December 30, 2011

    Faculty, Geography, History and the Social Sciences
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills relates 1946's The Best Years of Our Lives to today's returning veterans on CNN.com

    In a opinion piece, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills encourages Americans to watch the 1946 movie The Best Years of Our Lives this holiday season, relating the theme of the post-World War II film to today's service men and women. Mills says that the film's relevance today lies in the fact that it "emphasizes that for those who fight them, our wars continue long after they officially end."

    Posted: Friday, December 23, 2011

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Politics professor Sam Abrams quoted in CBS story on emerging political party "Americans Elect"

    Politics professor Sam Abrams is quoted in a report on Americans Elect, an emerging political party that was recently qualified by California to appear on its June primary ballot. Abrams says the party, which has so far qualified for ballots in 13 states, could be a game changer depending on who their presidential nominee is.

    Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • Former Theatre professor Ed Sherin receives Honorary Life Member Award from Directors Guild of America

    Former Theatre faculty member Ed Sherin has been announced as the recipient of the 2012 Honorary Life Member Award, in recognition of outstanding creative achievement, leadership in the industry, contribution to the Guild or to the profession of directing.

    Posted: Monday, December 19, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Freedom Riders events covered by lifestyle magazine Wag

    Lifestyle magazine featured a slideshow from Sarah Lawrence College's events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides of 1961.

    Posted: Monday, December 19, 2011

    SLC
  • Vera Wang '71 profiled by The Wall Street Journal

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    profiles the business ventures of Vera Wang '71. Regarded as one of the best wedding dress designers, her brand is expanding to ready-to-wear, teen clothing, and menswear. Wang enrolled at Sarah Lawrence as a pre-med student and recently received an alumnae/i citation for achievement.

    Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Mathematics
  • Work by Writing professor Matthea Harvey featured in Vanity Fair's "best books of 2011 you haven't read"

    includes Of Lamb, a collaboration between writing faculty member Matthea Harvey and artist Amy Jean Porter, on their list of "best books of 2011 you haven’t read."

    Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Geography professor Joshua Muldavin comments on conflict in China on BBC Newshour

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    In an interview on BBC Newshour, Geography faculty member Joshua Muldavin comments on the conflict this week between rural farmers and authorities arising from a land-grab in a rapidly growing industrial region of China.

    Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2011

    Faculty, Geography, History and the Social Sciences
  • Two songs by alumna Yoko Ono featured in Billboard's Best of 2011

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    "Move on Fast" and "Talking to the Universe," two songs by alumna Yoko Ono, are featured in list in the Dance/Club category. Both songs reached #1 on the Billboard chart during the past year.

    Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Music
  • Politics professor Sam Abrams discusses the rise of identity politics in The Jewish Daily Forward

    In , Politics faculty member Samuel Abrams weighs in on the rise of identity politics in an article on the proposed creation of a Jewish majority Senate district in South Brooklyn.

    Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2011

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • Art Exhibit by Rosalind Brenner to run at Sarah Lawrence College

    A solo show of work by artist Rosalind Brenner, "Possibilities/Energy Paintings," will run from January 3-May 20 in the Gallery of the Esther Raushenbush Library at Sarah Lawrence College. In this exhibit are figurative abstract paintings, collage, and poems as well as the artist's debut book of paintings and poems, All That's Left.

    Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, SLC
  • John Jasperse '85 and Writing professor Ann Hepperman receive USA Fellows Awards

    Two of the 50 recipients of grants awarded by USA Fellows are members of the Sarah Lawrence community: alumnus John Jasperse is the USA Brooks Hopkins Fellow and Writing faculty member Ann Hepperman is the USA Rockefeller Fellow. Grants of $50,000 each are awarded annually to 50 of America's finest performing, visual, media, and literary artists.

    Posted: Monday, December 12, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Batman: The Black Mirror by Writing professor Scott Snyder tops New York Times graphic books best sellers

    Batman: The Black Mirror, by Writing professor Scott Snyder, entered the graphic books best sellers list at #1. The Times earlier this year.

    Posted: Monday, December 12, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel '81 interviewed by CNN Money

    In an interview with , Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel '81 talks about the importance of an education, his friendship with the late Steve Jobs, and how Chicago can become more business-friendly in order to attract jobs.

    Posted: Monday, December 12, 2011

    Alums, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • The Boston Globe profiles Victoria Reed '96, curator of provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

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    profiles Victoria Reed '96, curator of provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. As the first and only endowed curator of provenance at an American museum, her job involves researching works with questionable histories.

     

    Posted: Monday, December 12, 2011

    Alums, Art History, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities
  • Movie agent Blair Kohan '89 named to The Hollywood Reporter's "Power 100" list of women in entertainment

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    Motion picture agent and partner at United Talent Agency Blair Kohan '89 was named to "Women in Entertainment 2011: Power 100" list.

    Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts
  • Bobby Elliott '11 reviews "The Bearden Project" on HuffingtonPost.com

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    In a follow up to an , Bobby Elliott '11 writes on about "The Bearden Project," The Studio Museum's long-anticipated homage to artist Romare Bearden.

    Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2011

    Alums, Art History, Creative and Performing Arts, Humanities, Visual Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • John Jasperse '85 and Writing professor Ann Hepperman receive USA Fellows awards as two of America's 50 finest artists

    Alumnus is the USA Brooks Hopkins Fellow and Writing faculty member is the USA Rockefeller Fellow, honors bestowed by USA Fellows, which annually awards 50 of America's finest artists with individual fellowhsip awards of $50,000 each. 

    Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Jane Fonda praises longtime Writing Institute student Neil Selinger at TedX conference

    While hosting a ReBirth session of a recent conference, actress and activist Jane Fonda mentioned longtime Writing Institute student Neil Selinger, who passed away from ALS earlier this year. In the course of her remarks, she recalled a article on Selinger and praised his spirit and courage as he faced his disease.

    Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011

    SLC
  • Huffington Post Education piece praises Child Development Institute's symposium on "Nordic Perspectives on Caring and Teaching in Early Childhood"

    In a Education piece, Susan Ochshorn, founder of ECE PolicyWorks, calls Finland "the mecca of education reformers across the globe" and shares her learnings from a recent symposium entitled Nordic Perspectives on Caring and Teaching in Early Childhood: Implications for Success in School. The symposium was convened by SLC's in collaboration with the American-Scandinavian Foundation, and brought together leading childhood experts from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland. It is believed to be the first symposium of this kind and magnitude on the topic in the United States.

    Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011

    CDI, SLC
  • The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings MFA '02 turned into motion picture starring George Clooney

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    The Descendants, a novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings MFA '02, has been turned into a motion picture by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The Wall Street Journal's Arts & Entertainment blog profiles Hemmings and the making of the film, which stars George Clooney.

    Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Art History professor Susan Kart and Freedom Riders exhibit featured in Journal News article

    Art history professor Susan Kart is featured in a article about the College's month-long events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides civil rights movement.

    Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    Art History, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Humanities, SLC, Visual Arts
  • Sara Wilford, director of the Art of Teaching graduate program, cited in New York Times article on building blocks

    In a article titled "With Blocks, Educators Go Back to Basics," Sara Wilford, director of the graduate program, weighs in on the refocusing of schools on building blocks "amid worries that academic pressure and technology are squeezing play out of young children’s lives."

    Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011

    Graduate Studies in Art of Teaching, Faculty
  • Writing Institute instructor Wendy Townsend's book among Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of 2011

    The Sundown Rule, by instructor Wendy Townsend, was named one of the Best Children's Books of 2011 by .

    Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011

    CCE, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills draws parallels between Depression-era protest and Occupy Wall Street

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    In (UK), Literature professor Nicolaus Mills draws parallels between the military's disruption of the Depression-era protests of the Bonus Army—World War I veterans seeking compensation they were due—and the early morning police break up of Zuccotti Park, home of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

    Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011

    Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Literature
  • Sarah Lawrence College featured in Unigo's "Intellectually Endowed" list

    Sarah Lawrence was included in Unigo's list, along with Hampshire, Kenyon, Brown, and other colleges where "Nietzsche is a hot topic in the dining hall." In the listing, Unigo quotes a student on the SLC experience: "Outside of class, you'll be hard-pressed to find a student who doesn't love talking about their studies, and groups of like-minded students seem to form naturally, thanks to mutual respect and admiration among peers."

    Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Mathematics, SLC
  • Former AOL senior vice president Charlie Fink '81 urges congress to let Bush-era tax cuts expire

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    Charlie Fink '81, formerly a senior vice president at AOL, appeared on CBS' to discuss his recent visit to Capitol Hill, during which he and other millionaires urged Congress to tax the nation's wealthiest citizens more and let the Bush-era tax cuts expire in an effort to foster a healthier economy. Currently an entrepreneur, activist, and philanthropist, Fink is also a member of the College's Marketing Advisory Board.

    Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011

  • SLC Students Surpass Peer Benchmarks in National Survey of Student Engagement

    In the major national research study of student engagement, Sarah Lawrence College undergraduates significantly outperformed students at both peer colleges and all participating institutions in key measures including papers written, ideas discussed outside of class, number of books read, and pursuit of independent study or a self-designed major.

    Posted: Friday, November 18, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Mathematics, SLC, Students
  • Best-selling novelist Ann Patchett '85 opens independent bookstore in Nashville

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    In an article on the decline of independent bookstores, hails best-selling novelist and Nashville native Ann Patchett '85 as a "savior" for that city's reading faithful after opening a new store, Parnassus Books, on November 16.

    Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Eileen Townsend '12 explores 1964 World's Fair through oral history project

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    The November 17 issue of the features the oral history project of Eileen Townsend '12, in which she is interviewing fans of the 1964 World's Fair in Queens. Townsend became interested in the fair and its history on a class trip to the Hall of Science in September.

    Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Mathematics, Students
  • Swimmers Rowan Schoales '15 and Sarah Lenson '15 earn HVWAC honors

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    The (HVWAC) reports that Rowan Schoales '15 has been named HVWAC Swimmer of the Week. Last week, Schoales won three events and set new conference best times in the 50 Free and 100 Free. In addition, Sarah Lenson '15 won HVWAC Rookie of the Week honors for her contributions in the distance events, winning the 1000 Free and placing second in the 500 Free.

    Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Mathematics, Students
  • Basketball co-captain Nick Streltzov '12 named HVMAC Player of the Week

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    The (HVMAC) reports that Co-Captain Nick Streltzov '12 was named HVMAC Basketball Player of the Week. Streltzov averaged a double-double for the week (19.0 ppg, 10 rpg) on 59 percent shooting from the floor.

    Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Mathematics, Students
  • Jewelry designer Meghan Farrell '06 named Creative Game Changer by Refinery 29

    Jewelry designer Meghan Farrell '06 makes ’s list of . Farrell’s collection, Ologies, debuted last year and was inspired by her psychology professor at Sarah Lawrence.

    Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Visual Arts
  • Men's Soccer coaches and athletes receive recognition from HVMAC

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    The (HVMAC) reports that Sarah Lawrence Men's Soccer coaches Arman Osooli and Hassan Turner were named Coaches of the Year. In addition, student-athletes Harper Hunt '13 and Phil Naess '14 were named to the 2011 All-Conference Team.

    Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011

    Staff, Students
  • Sean Jameson, Director of Information Technology discusses new campus technology

    In a Project Spotlight in , Sean Jameson, Director of Information Technology, discusses the installation of the campus wide Jenzabar EX system.

    Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011

    SLC, Staff
  • The Christmas Windows of 1937 Musical to Take Place at Sarah Lawrence College

    Performances of The Christmas Windows of 1937, a musical that explores the life of Dorothy Shaver, one of the country's first female CEOs, will take place Thursday through Saturday,  November 17, 18, and 19, in the Suzanne Werner Wright Theater on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College.

    Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, SLC, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Dean of Studies Allen Green adds Chief Diversity Officer title and responsibilities to his portfolio

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    President Karen Lawrence has named Allen Green as Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) of Sarah Lawrence College.

    Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011

    Administration, Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Mathematics, SLC
  • Writing professor Matthea Harvey interviewed by The Poetry Foundation

    As reported by , Writing professor Matthea Harvey was recently interviewed by Andy Kuhn in anticipation of her reading in the Katonah Poetry Series.

    Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Nancy Bennett '73 profiled by Rochester Business Journal

    profiles Nancy Bennett '73, director of the Center for Community Health at the University of Rochester Medical School. In this position, she serves a key role in the Rochester region's healthcare plans.

    Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011

    Alums, Humanities, Science and Mathematics
  • Cellist Zoe Keating '93 praises Sarah Lawrence College in The Concordian

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    In , Zoe Keating '93 credits her liberal arts education at Sarah Lawrence for shaping her life and music career: "It taught me how to be critical… How to think and write critically and get a larger perspective on things, which applies to everything. If you are confronted with a new experience, you have the tools to figure it out."

    Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Music
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills presents primer on Occupy Wall Street in The Guardian

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    In (UK), Literature professor Nicolaus Mills presents "Occupy Wall Street: A Primer," in which he compiles 12 news items with various perspectives on the Occupy Wall Street movement in an effort to help readers navigate the slew of media coverage on the subject from the past several weeks.

    Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011

    Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Literature, Politics
  • Bobby Elliott '11 celebrates artist Romare Bearden on HuffingtonPost.com

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    Writer Bobby Elliott '11 contributed a piece to on the various centennial celebrations of artist Romare Bearden being held in New York City.

    Posted: Monday, November 7, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Poetry group started by Alex Dimitrov MFA '09 featured in The New York Times

    profiles The Wilde Boys Salon, a poetry group started by Alex Dimitrov MFA '09. Writing faculty member Marie Howe, also mentioned in the article as a guest reader, says about the group: "I'm just very moved by how powerful the group is."

    Posted: Thursday, November 3, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • The Second Annual Symposium on Indigeneity to Take Place at Sarah Lawrence College

    A symposium on indigeneity, Local Voices, National Dialogues: Exploring Indigeneity in the United States, will take place in the Esther Raushenbush Library at Sarah Lawrence College on Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12.

    Posted: Thursday, November 3, 2011

    Anthropology, Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences, Students
  • Renowned art lecturer Rosamond Bernier '38 publishes new memoir

    reviews Some of My Lives, the new memoir by Rosamond Bernier '38, which provides inside glimpses of her interactions with renowned artists throughout her lifetime. Bernier was also interviewed recently by , during which she spoke of her time at SLC, saying: "I had wonderful teachers; I was closer to them than to any of the students."

    Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011

    Alums, Art History, Creative and Performing Arts, Visual Arts
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills likens Occupy Wall Street to 1960s Students for a Democratic Society movement on CNN.com

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    On , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills likens the tactics of Occupy Wall Street to those of the 1960s Students for a Democratic Society movement.

    Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011

    Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Literature
  • Rashaun Mitchell '00 receives Bessie Award for Sustained Achievement in Performance

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    reports that Rashaun Mitchell '00 was honored with a 2011 New York Dance and Performance Award (aka The Bessie Award) for Sustained Achievement in Performance for his significant contributions to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company over the years.

    The prestigious Bessie Award, given annually for innovative achievement in dance, is named after Bessie Schönberg, who directed the nation's first college dance department for nearly four decades (1938-1975) at Sarah Lawrence. The department went on to serve as a model for dance programs at other institutions.

    Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills takes a historical look at war memorials on HuffingtonPost.com

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    On , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills compares modern day memorials to those built in the late 1940s after World War II, noting that "the differences between now and then reflect a sea change in American taste and politics."

    Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

    Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Writing
  • Publisher's Weekly reviews memoir by alumna Deborah Feldman

    reviews alumna Deborah Feldman's memoir, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, a look into her upbringing in Brooklyn's Hasidic community.

    Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Writing professor Marie Howe discusses her poem "What the Living Do" on NPR

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    On , writing faculty member Marie Howe discusses her poem "What the Living Do," which she wrote in memory of her brother. The poem was recently included in The Penguin Anthology of 20th-Century American Poetry.

     

    Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides of 1961

    Commemorating the Freedom Rides of 1961, Sarah Lawrence College presents a series of events reflecting on freedom, democracy, and equality in America.

    Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Mathematics, SLC
  • Award-winning author Nancy Huston '75 profiled by France Today

    profiles writer Nancy Huston '75, best known for her novel Lignes de Faille (Fault Lines), for which she received France's Femina prize in 2006.
     

    Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Nancy Cantor '74, chancellor of Syracuse University, to receive honorary degree from the University of Michigan

    Alumna and former trustee Nancy Cantor '74 will receive an at the University of Michigan's Winter Commencement. Before becoming chancellor of Syracuse University, the position she currently holds, Cantor was a a faculty member, dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, and provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Michigan.

    Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Mathematics
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills talks about Occupy Wall Street and past political movements on CNN.com

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    Literature professor Nicolaus Mills talks about Occupy Wall Street in an opinion piece on , reminding readers that there is a long history of political movements in which people used the tactic of occupying public spaces to bring attention to their cause.

    Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Literature, Politics
  • President Karen Lawrence on SLC's "most expensive" ranking on Forbes.com

    President Karen Lawrence on SLC's "most expensive" ranking on : "While we continually work to keep the cost of SLC affordable, we're encouraged that our listing in Forbes.com's 'America's Most Expensive Colleges' rankings underscored the extraordinary value we provide—especially in terms of our 9:1 student-faculty ratio, proximity to NYC, total absence of large lectures, and regular one-on-one student-faculty meetings in every seminar. We're also pleased that the article acknowledged our very significant average financial aid award, now just under $30,000."

    Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, President, Science and Mathematics, SLC
  • Variety reports on first place win by Frederic Richter '10 in Slamdance Film Festival

    As reported by , Frederic Richter '10 won first place in the Features category of the Film Festival for his screenplay Appearances. Slamdance is an organization that fosters the development of unique and innovative filmmakers, and consists of the Film Festival, Screenplay and Teleplay Competition, and Slamdance Studios.

    Posted: Monday, October 10, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Visual Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Samantha Friedman '12 wins SLC's own Presser Music Scholar Award

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    Senior Samantha Friedman has been selected by the Music faculty at Sarah Lawrence College as the 2011-12 Presser Music Scholar.

    Posted: Thursday, October 6, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Music, Students
  • SLC listed among Forbes Magazine's "25 Colleges with the Best Professors"

    reports that Sarah Lawrence is listed in Forbes Magazine's ranking of the "25 Colleges With the Best Professors." The statistics were compiled for the magazine by Rate My Professor.

    Posted: Thursday, October 6, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Mathematics, SLC
  • Antonia Verdi '12 named HVWAC Tennis Player of the Week

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    On October 3, the (HVWAC) named Antonia Verdi '12 Tennis Player of the Week. Verdi went undefeated during the previous week in singles and captured the only singles win against Pratt, a strong conference opponent.

    Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011

    Students
  • From Art to Landscape: Unleashing Creativity in Garden Design

    thumbnailLandscape author and teacher W. Gary Smith will present a talk on the subject of his award-winning book From Art to Landscape: Unleashing Creativity in Garden Design on Thursday, October 20.

    Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2011

    Environmental Studies, Faculty, History and the Social Sciences
  • Round-Table Conversations on World-Changing Ideas: The Founding Fathers and Civil War

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    An inside view of the discussions in Eileen Cheng's "The Founders and the Origins of American Politics" class.

    Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011

    Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences, Students, Graduate Studies in Womens History
  • Compound Modifiers

    thumbnailChemistry faculty member Colin Abernethy discusses the work he and students have done with metal nitrides—and the possible creation of a new compound.

    Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011

    Chemistry, Faculty, Science and Mathematics
  • Meet Our Students: Lindsey Alico MS ’11, Gillian Blaber MS ’11, and Ny Hoang MS ’11

    thumbnailAn interview with Lindsey Alico MS '11, Gillian Blaber MS '11, and Ny Hoang MS '11, who founded GenetAssist, a nonprofit organization that helps communities without access to genetic counseling.

    Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011

    Graduate Studies in Human Genetics, Science and Mathematics, Students
  • Meet Our Faculty: Elke Zuern

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    An interview with politics faculty member Elke Zuern, author of the recently published The Politics of Necessity, which explores the persistent inequalities in post-apartheid South Africa.

    Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • Sarah Janosky '15 named HVWAC Cross Country Runner of the Week

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    The (HVWAC) reports that Sarah Janosky '15 was named HVWAC Cross Country Runner of the Week. Janosky led the Gryphons to a Top 10 finish out of 17 teams at the Hunter Invitational.

    Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011

    Students
  • Sarah Lawrence College named to Unigo's "Top 10 Hidden Gems" list

    Sarah Lawrence College was named one of Unigo's "Hidden Gems," alongside schools such as Amherst, Bates, and Grinnell. An excerpt from the Unigo write-up, which cites student opinions:

    "'The SLC experience is different from most other college experiences. Because all the academics are self-directed, people actually care about their work, and not because of getting good grades (because we don't have grades!) but because of their personal curiosity and internal motivation.' Students at SLC are constantly raving about the school's intimate classroom size and the relationship they have with professors. 'No matter who you are, you will find a group of friends here and the best classes ever. The best thing about SLC is that when you find the professors you really click with, they become your friends and mentors. They will be the people that you will forever thank.'"

    Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Mathematics, SLC
  • The Social Landscape: The Secret to Navigating a West African City

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    How do you navigate a place that lacks street signs or landmarks? Catherine McKinley '89 travels to Ghana and discovers a different way to read a city.

    Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011

    History and the Social Sciences, Humanities
  • The Rooftop Farm

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    A farm grows in Brooklyn—on top of the roof. Annie Novak '05 takes local food to a whole new level with her latest experiment in urban agriculture.

    Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011

    Alums, Environmental Studies, History and the Social Sciences
  • The Cowboy Geographer

    thumbnailGeography teacher Joshua Muldavin learns to read the land, from his family's New Mexico ranch to the villages of the Himalayas.

    Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011

    Faculty, Geography, History and the Social Sciences
  • Nine World Changing Maps

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    Discover nine maps that changed history—and science, design, religion, and politics—for good.

    Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011

    Biology, Creative and Performing Arts, History, History and the Social Sciences, Graduate Studies in Human Genetics, Humanities, Politics, Religion, Science and Mathematics, Visual Arts
  • Author to Speak on Eleanor Roosevelt on October 11 (the former First Lady's birthday) at Sarah Lawrence College

    Brigid O'Farrell, author of She Was One of Us: Eleanor Roosevelt and the American Worker, will discuss the legendary First Lady, particularly her contributions to society after the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, on Tuesday, October 11.

    Posted: Monday, September 26, 2011

    Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences, Graduate Studies in Womens History
  • Americans for UNFPA's 2011 International Honorees to Speak on Rebuilding the Lives of Women and Girls in the Wake of War and Natural Disaster

    Two women who are being recognized for extraordinary contributions to the lives of women and girls in the wake of war and natural disaster, Juliana Konteh from Sierra Leone and Savithri Wijesekera from Sri Lanka, will speak at Sarah Lawrence College on Wednesday, October 5.

    Posted: Monday, September 26, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Mathematics
  • On CNN.com, literature professor Nicolaus Mills remembers Ted Williams' final baseball game and John Updike's essay on the occasion

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    On , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills looks back on the storied baseball career of Ted Williams, including his memorable final at-bat, and the equally memorable New Yorker essay written on the subject by John Updike.

    Posted: Monday, September 26, 2011

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Tennis players Maddy Dessanti '14 and Kayla Pincus '15 take home conference honors for excellent play

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    (HVWAC) reports that Kayla Pincus '15 was named HVWAC Tennis Rookie of the Week with a victory in her first conference match. In addition, Maddy Dessanti '14, last week’s HVWAC Player of the Week, made the honor roll as she remained undefeated in singles play.

    Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2011

    Students
  • Gary Ploski MFA '08 wins best acting honors for short film Objects of Time

    The reports that Gary Ploski MFA '08 won best acting honors for his role in the short film Objects of Time. The film was part of the 48 Hour Film Project, in which filmmakers have exactly 48 hours to produce a movie from start to finish.

    Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Staff, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Food Systems Colloquium Presented by Sarah Lawrence College Students

    Members of the Sarah Lawrence community and experts on the state of local and global food systems from around the region will gather in a student-organized colloquium at the College on Saturday, September 24.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

    Alums, Economics, Environmental Studies, Faculty, Geography, History and the Social Sciences, Students
  • Nicoletta Barolini '83 interviewed by Bronxville Patch about "Flatlands" exhibit

    Nicoletta Barolini '83 talks to Lauren Busser '12 of the about her Flatlands exhibit, currently on display at Sarah Lawrence College.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Visual Arts
  • The Los Angeles Times calls writing professor Scott Snyder "one of the fastest-rising stars in comics"

    interviews writing professor Scott Snyder, calling him "one of the fastest-rising stars in comics." Snyder was recently selected to revamp "Batman" and "Swamp Thing," two of DC Comics' most revered titles.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Drawing, Faculty, Visual Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Alumna Julianna Margulies wins Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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    Alumna Julianna Margulies won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmy award for her role in CBS' The Good Wife, as reported by numerous media outlets, including .

    Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre, Visual Arts
  • John Simon, Writing Institute instructor, featured in The New York Post

    In his "On Broadway" column in , Michael Riedel praises renowned theatre critic John Simon, who is teaching a class at Sarah Lawrence's Writing Instititute this fall, saying: "As theatergoers who followed his work for 36 years in New York magazine know, he's a brilliant, witty writer."

    Posted: Monday, September 19, 2011

    CCE, Creative and Performing Arts, SLC, Special Programs, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills compares his experiences as a civil rights worker in 1966 Mississippi with The Help

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    In , Literature professor Nicolaus Mill looks back on his time as a civil rights worker in 1966 Indianola, Mississippi, comparing his experiences with those depicted in the novel and movie The Help.

    Posted: Friday, September 16, 2011

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills recalls the anthrax scare of 2001 in The Guardian

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    In , Literature professor Nicolaus Mills recalls the anthrax scare that followed September 11, 2001, reflecting on how "in a jittery nation, the letters took on a life of their own, smoothing the road to war with Iraq."

    Posted: Friday, September 16, 2011

  • Sarah Hreyo '12 crowned Miss Westchester

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    As reported by the , Sarah Hreyo '12 was recently crowned Miss Westchester in the Second Annual Miss Westchester and inaugural Miss Hudson Valley pageants.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2011

    Students
  • Microbe hunter Dr. W. Ian Lipkin ‘74 discusses the realities of infectious diseases in The New York Times

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    In an opinion piece in , Dr. W. Ian Lipkin '74, director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, discusses the realities of infectious diseases in the modern world.

    Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2011

    Alums, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science and Mathematics, STS
  • Politics professor Sam Abrams weighs in on special elections in an Agence France-Presse article

    In an article covering the September 13 special election in New York's 9th Congressional district, politics professor Sam Abrams weighs in on the topic, saying such elections "often turn into a chance for angry voters to let off steam over issues far beyond the local congressional district."

    Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2011

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • Alexandra Pezenik '14 "Spotted on the Street" by The New York Times

    Alexandra Pezenik '14 was the subject of the September 8th edition of "Spotted on the Street."

    Posted: Friday, September 9, 2011

    History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Literature, Philosophy, Sociology, Students
  • Work Composed by Music Director Chester Biscardi to be Performed at College on September 18

    thumbnailWith a new work commissioned by the Library of Congress, composer and Sarah Lawrence College music program director Chester Biscardi takes his place next to some of the most important composers in the world.

    Posted: Friday, September 9, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Music, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Sarah Lawrence College Remembers 9/11 with Poetry

    Reflections on 9/11 from Sarah Lawrence faculty members.

    Posted: Friday, September 9, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills recalls "the 9/11 photo that changed America"

    avatarIn , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills reflects on photographer Richard Drew's The Falling Man, which he calls "the 9/11 photo that changed America."

    Posted: Friday, September 9, 2011

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills compares Obama's reelection campaign to that of FDR in Dissent

    avatarIn , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills draws parallels between President Barack Obama's reelection campaign and that of Franklin Roosevelt in 1936, stating that "the defense that FDR made of his administration and its policies bears a striking resemblance to the one Obama will have to make to win reelection in 2012."

    Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature, Politics
  • Cellist Zoe Keating '93 profiled on NPR's All Things Considered

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    Cellist Zoe Keating '93 is featured on the September 6 edition of NPR's music discussion program .

    Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Music
  • Lauren Busser '12 talks about the fears and hopes of a college senior

    In , Lauren Busser '12 talks about the fears and hopes she's experiencing as a college senior about to embark on her future.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Humanities, Literature, Students, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Sabina Amidi '11 and Kayla Malahiazar '12 explore Beirut's LGBT community in new documentary

    In , Sabina Amidi '11 and Kayla Malahiazar '12 discuss the genesis of their documentary Out in Beirut, which explores the LGBT community of Lebanon's capital city.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Students, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Writing faculty member Scott Snyder revamps Batman and Swamp Thing for DC Comics

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    profiles writing faculty member Scott Snyder, who was charged with revamping two of DC Comics' key titles, Swamp Thing and Batman.

    Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Students talk to Bronxville Patch about their opening weekend experiences with Hurricane Irene

    In a video feature, students and staff share their hurricane-impacted stories from opening weekend with .

    Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

    SLC, Staff, Students
  • Dr. W. Ian Lipkin '74 lends healthy dose of reality to upcoming movie Contagion

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    Contagion, a new movie from Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh about the outbreak of a deadly virus, received a healthy dose of reality from Dr. W. Ian Lipkin '74, one of the world's foremost molecular neurobiologists and director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. As technical adviser to Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns, Dr. Lipkin shared his experiences in managing outbreaks, such as SARS in 2003, and coached the film's actors on the practices and process of scientific research. (Elliott Gould even plays a research scientist named Ian.) The filmmakers and Dr. Lipkin see Contagion as not only an opportunity to entertain, but to educate the public about the challenges posed by infectious diseases in the modern-day, global world. |

    Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

    Alums, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science and Mathematics, STS
  • Brian Morton '78, Director of the Graduate Writing Program in Fiction, pens New York Times op-ed on wrongly-cited quotations in pop culture

    In an op-ed in titled "Falser Words Were Never Spoken," Brian Morton '78, director of the graduate writing program in fiction, takes a look at the increasing instance of wrongly-cited quotations in pop culture—such as "pithy, cheery sayings" on mugs and bumper stickers attributed to Gandhi and Henry David Thoreau, which are really boiled down versions of their actual thoughts.

    Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Writing faculty member Cathy Park Hong talks to The Paris Review about new book

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    Writing faculty member Cathy Park Hong talks to about her upcoming book, Engine Empire.

    Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Brian Morton '78, director of the graduate writing program in fiction, offers advice to prospective students in Poets and Writers

    The September/October issue of magazine features a special section called "Advice from the Programs," in which directors, coordinators, and professors from various MFA programs offer advice to prospective students trying to decide which programs are right for them. Brian Morton '78, director of SLC's graduate writing program in fiction, was among those offering advice.

    Posted: Monday, August 22, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Psychology faculty member Jan Drucker explains brain-boosting activities for young children in Parents magazine

    In the September issue of magazine, psychology faculty member Jan Drucker discusses the beneficial and brain-boosting activity of playacting seen in young children, and advises parents on how to encourage this behavior.

    Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2011

    Graduate Studies in Child Development, Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Psychology
  • The Wag Magazine profiles Annie Novak '05, co-founder of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

    profiles Annie Novak '05, co-founder of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, a 6,000-square-foot organic vegetable farm in Brooklyn, N.Y. While at Sarah Lawrence, Novak learned the intricacies of fair trade while studying abroad in West Africa.

    Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2011

    Alums, History and the Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics
  • Literature professor Nicolaus Mills discusses the history lessons of Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris

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    In magazine, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills discusses the timeliness and importance of Woody Allen's latest movie, Midnight in Paris.

    Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2011

    Humanities, Literature
  • Cris Villonco '06 "star performer" in Noli Me Tangere the Musical

    reviews Noli Me Tangere The Musical, staged by the Tanghalang Pilipino at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, calling Cris Villonco '06 the "star performer."

    Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Music, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Ninalee Craig '50, subject of An American Girl in Italy, celebrates photo's 60th anniversary

    profiles Ninalee Craig '50, the subject of the iconic photo An American Girl in Italy, taken by Ruth Orkin. The photo is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

    Posted: Monday, August 15, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Photography, Visual Arts
  • Backstage profiles Katharine Houghton ’65, currently starring in “The Pretty Trap” and well known for her role as Joanna Drayton in the film “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”

    Katharine Houghton ’65, best known for her role as Joanna Drayton in the film “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” starring Sidney Poitier and her aunt, Katharine Hepburn. Houghton is currently starring in “The Pretty Trap,” playing at the Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row in New York City.

    Posted: Friday, August 12, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Bloomberg BusinessWeek amd Washington Post profile Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel ’81

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    and profile Mayor of Chicago and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel '81.

    Posted: Friday, August 12, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance, History and the Social Sciences, Politics
  • The Norwalk Citizen reports music faculty member Jonathan Yates has been named the new musical director/conductor at the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra

    music faculty member Jonathan Yates has been named the new musical director/conductor at the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra.

    Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Music
  • CartoonBrew reports Bleu, a short cartoon created by Mike Bentz ’14, won an award at the recent Animation Block Party 2011, the premier animation festival of the East Coast

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    reports , a short cartoon created by Mike Bentz ’14, won an award at the recent Animation Block Party 2011, the premier animation festival of the East Coast.

    Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Students, Visual Arts
  • In a WestFair Online profile, President Karen Lawrence discusses how SLC is preparing liberal arts students for careers that didn't exist 10 years

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    In a , President Karen Lawrence discusses the importance of a liberal arts education, stating “What CEOs are looking for are people who can think…. We’re preparing students for careers that didn’t exist 10 years ago.”
     

    Posted: Tuesday, August 9, 2011

    President, SLC
  • The Washington Post interviews writing faculty member Thomas Sayers Ellis about his new exhibit, “(Un)Lock It: The Percussive People in the Go-Go Pocket”

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    writing faculty member Thomas Sayers Ellis about his new exhibit, “(Un)Lock It: The Percussive People in the Go-Go Pocket,” a collection of images reflecting on the Go-go music genre.

    Posted: Thursday, August 4, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • SLC aces Princeton Review's 2012 rankings including #1 for "Class Discussions Encouraged" and top 20 for "Professors Get High Marks," "Professors Accessible," "Best Classroom Experience," and "Best Theatre Program"

    ! #1 for “Class Discussions Encouraged” and  top 20 for “Professors Get High Marks,” “Professors Accessible,” “Best Classroom Experience,” and “Best Theatre Program.”

    Posted: Thursday, August 4, 2011

    SLC
  • Writing faculty member Kevin Pilkington won the 2011 New York Book Festival Award in Poetry for his collection In the Eyes of a Dog

    Writing faculty member Kevin Pilkington won the for his collection In the Eyes of a Dog.

    Posted: Thursday, August 4, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Dance Magazine profiles Laurel Tentindo ’01, a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company

    Laurel Tentindo ’01, a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Trained in traditional ballet, she explored contemporary dance late in high school and immersed herself in it at Sarah Lawrence.

    Posted: Wednesday, August 3, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Sloane Tanen ’92 talks to The Santa Barbara Independent about working with director John Hughes when she was a teenager.

    Sloane Tanen ’92 about working with director John Hughes when she was a teenager. Hughes is the director of iconic teenage movies such as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

    Posted: Monday, August 1, 2011

    Alums
  • The New York Times reviews Conquistadora, the new book by Esmeralda Santiago MFA ’92, about the life of a plantation mistress

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    reviews Conquistadora, the new book by Esmeralda Santiago MFA ’92, about the life of a plantation mistress.

    Posted: Monday, August 1, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • In a Letter to the Editor in The Wall Street Journal, President Karen Lawrence dismisses the notion that tenure decisions are based solely on research and publication, rather than on classroom teaching

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    In a , President Karen Lawrence dismisses the notion that tenure decisions are based solely on research and publication, rather than on classroom teaching.

    Posted: Monday, August 1, 2011

    President
  • In The New York Times, Susan Bell MFA ’01 shares her experience of self-publishing her first book, When the Getting Was Good

    In , Susan Bell MFA ’01 shares her experience of self-publishing her first book, When the Getting Was Good.

    Posted: Monday, August 1, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • The Queens Ledger profiles activist Jen Waller ’09, who discovered her work interest while at Sarah Lawrence

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    profiles activist Jen Waller ’09, who discovered her work interest while at Sarah Lawrence.

    Posted: Monday, August 1, 2011

    Alums
  • Someone's There for You

    In the middle of a late night study session at 1 A.M., Zac Hewitt ’12 sent an urgent text message to Anna Press ’13, Parisa Zamanian ’13, and Erin Mayer ’13, asking them to meet him in the Sarah Lawrence College library immediately.

    Posted: Monday, August 1, 2011

    Students
  • Meet Our Newly Tenured Faculty: James Marshall, Computer Science

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    Meet our newly tenured faculty: James Marshall, Computer Science

    Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2011

    Computer Science, Faculty, Science and Mathematics
  • Writing faculty member Kevin Pilkington receives New York Book Festival Award

    Writing faculty member Kevin Pilkington has been awarded the 2011 New York Book Festival Award in Poetry for his collection In the Eyes of a Dog, as reported by the .

    Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • New book by Amanda Foreman '91 reviewed in The New Yorker

    The current issue of reviews A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War, the latest book by Amanda Foreman '91.

    Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Alessandro King '09 play wins 2011 Trustus Playwrights Festival, debuts at Trustus Theatre

    reports that Swing '39, winner of the 2011 Trustus Playwrights Festival and written by Alessandro King '09, will make its premiere at the Trustus Theatre in Columbia, South Carolina, on August 12. While at Sarah Lawrence, King was awarded the 2009 Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin Prize for Playwriting.

    Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills discusses debt ceiling debate in CNN opinion piece

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    In a opinion piece, Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills laments that while there is a shared fear among Democrats and Republicans about raising America's debt ceiling, "there is no consensus among the two parties on the future, no vibrant belief in the idea that we're all in this together."

    Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Literature, Politics
  • SLC parent Diane Lim Rogers writes about the long-term value of investing in a college education

    In , Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist at the Concord Coalition and parent of an incoming Sarah Lawrence student, writes about the long term value of a college education. She cites the benefits of a Sarah Lawrence education, through which "broader human qualities—such as the ability to notice keenly, reflect deeply, relate sympathetically, and therefore act and react intelligently—are well cultivated in the intensely interactive mentoring environment of a 9-to-1 student-teacher ratio."

    Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Parents
  • Genetics Without Borders

    In underdeveloped countries, genetic testing barely exists. Sarah Lawrence alumni Lindsey Alico MS ’11, Gillian Blaber MS ’11, and Ny Hoang MS ’11 want that to change.

    Posted: Monday, July 25, 2011

    Alums, Faculty, Graduate Studies in Human Genetics, Science and Mathematics
  • Philosophy faculty member Roy Brand, director of Yaffo 23 gallery, discusses cultural revitalization of Jerusalem in Jewish Exponent

    Philosophy faculty member Roy Brand, who has spent his sabbatical from SLC launching the Yaffo 23 gallery in downtown Jersualem, talks in about the revitalization of Jerusalem's cultural scene.

    Posted: Friday, July 22, 2011

    Faculty, Humanities, Philosophy
  • Jessica DePetro MS' 07 leads field as Staten Island's only genetic counselor specializing in cancer

    profiles Human Genetics graduate program alumna Jessica DePetro MS' 07, Staten Island's only genetic counselor specializing in cancer. She is one of a growing number of genetics counselors in a field that is continually evolving.

    Posted: Friday, July 22, 2011

    Alums, Graduate Studies in Human Genetics, Science and Mathematics
  • Yvonne Sangudi '10 talks about life as an NBC page in an E! News segment

    In an segment about the NBC Page Program, the highly competitive post-graduation program for those interested in pursuing careers in television broadcasting, Yvonne Sangudi '10 is interviewed about her experiences as a page.

    Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts
  • Dance program director Sara Rudner participating in San Diego's Malashock Dance Summer Intensive

    profiles dance program director Sara Rudner, who is currently teaching and creating a dance at the Malashock Dance Summer Intensive in San Diego. The profile recalls a performance of Rudner's from last year, which prompted The New York Times' chief dance critic Alistair Macauley to call her "the greatest dancer in the world."

    Posted: Monday, July 18, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance, Faculty
  • Alumna Julianna Margulies receives second straight Emmy nod for role in The Good Wife

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    Numerous media outlets, including the and , report that alumna Julianna Margulies has received a second straight Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Alicia Florrick in CBS's The Good Wife.

    Posted: Monday, July 18, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • New poetry collection by Writing faculty member Thomas Sayers Ellis reviewed by New York Journal of Books

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    The reviews Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems by Writing faculty member Thomas Sayers Ellis, stating, "The fine and noble tradition of protest poetry is in safe, strong hands with this latest collection."

    Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills likens battle over debt ceiling to a battle over the American dream on CNN.com

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    In a special opinion piece to , Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills likens the battle between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans over raising the debt ceiling to a battle over who speaks for the American dream.

    Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Literature, Public Policy
  • Vice Chair of the Board Mark Goodman '83 publishes new book titled Defending Corporations and Individuals in Government Investigations

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    Mark Goodman '83, Vice Chair of the SLC Board of Trustees and a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, co-edited the just-published 2011 edition of . Goodman also co-authored five chapters of the text, dubbed "an invaluable resource for every white collar lawyer."

    Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011

    Administration, Alums, History and the Social Sciences
  • Ohio Theatre to re-open as Ohio West under the direction of Theatre faculty member Robert Lyons

    reports that the Ohio Theatre will re-open this fall and be renamed Ohio West. Robert Lyons, director of the Ohio Theatre since 1987, is also the creative director of the theatre program at Sarah Lawrence.

    Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Lauren Busser '12 recalls freeing experience of dressing up as Harry Potter character in the Hartford Courant

    In an opinion piece in the , Lauren Busser '12 recalls her experience of dressing up as Bellatrix Lestrange at a screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow Part 1 last year. The piece was originally written for Busser's Nonfiction Essay class, and was edited for timeliness.

    Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Students, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Play by Theatre faculty member Lucy Thurber to be showcased alongside works by Sam Shepard, David Mamet

    reports that "The Insurgents," a play written by theatre faculty member Lucy Thurber, will be one of five productions showcased at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, starting July 8. Thurber's play will be staged alongside works by theater icons Sam Shepard and David Mamet.

    Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Theatre, Graduate Studies in Theatre
  • Newly Tenured Faculty: Jeffrey McDaniel

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    Meet newly tenured writing faculty member Jeffrey McDaniel

    Posted: Tuesday, July 5, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Author Dani Shapiro '83 remembers the late Esther Broner of the writing faculty

    In , bestselling author Dani Shapiro '83 reflects on the influence of the late Esther Broner, an important faculty mentor to her during her years at Sarah Lawrence.

    Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Kaia Zimmerman '14 to travel through New England exclusively by bicycle to raise awareness of fossil fuel consumption

    reports that Kaia Zimmerman '14 will be one of several college students traveling throughout New England this summer exclusively by bicycle for Climate Summer, an internship program that is part of the Better Future Project, a non-profit organization working to build a world free of fossil fuels.

    Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Economics, Environmental Studies, History and the Social Sciences, Painting, Students, Visual Arts
  • Rebecca Keith '07, Mira Ptacin '09, and Alex Dimitrov '09 featured in Daily News article on MFA graduates

    The interviews three Sarah Lawrence College MFA graduates, Rebecca Keith '07, Mira Ptacin '09, and Alex Dimitrov '09, who have each started reading series in their communities as they look to establish themselves while pursuing literary careers.

    Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Music faculty member Matt Wilson named Drummer of the Year by Jazz Journalists Association

    Music faculty member Matt Wilson was voted Drummer of the Year by the . The award was announced at the 15th annual JJA Jazz Awards in early June.

    Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Music
  • Work in Progress: Roland Dollinger, German faculty

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    Three heavyweight German intellectuals of the early 20th century—Carl Jung, Martin Heidegger, and Gottifried Benn—were avowed anti-Semites. Yet all three had affairs with Jewish women. Roland Dollinger (German) is examining these relationships in a forthcoming book on German-Jewish relations.

    Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011

    Faculty, German, Humanities, Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Work in Progress: Eileen Cheng, History faculty

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    Politics makes strange bedfellows—even when you're a historian, says Eileen Cheng (history).

    Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011

    Faculty, History, History and the Social Sciences
  • Work in Progress: Nicolaus Mills, Literature faculty

    Can there be war without sacrifice? Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills used his recent sabbatical to explore this not-so-simple question in his upcoming book, Season of Fear: 9/11 and the Road to Iraq.

    Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011

  • Work in Progress: Kristin Sands

    thumbnailReligion faculty member Kristin Sands is translating the Lata'if al-isharat (The Subtleties of Allusions) by Abu'l-Qasim al-Qushayri, an 11th-century scholar and Sufi teacher.

    Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011

    Faculty, Humanities, Religion
  • Work in Progress: Malcolm Turvey

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    On a recent sabbatical, Malcolm Turvey (film history) worked on "Film and Mind," a book-length project that examines the tradition of theorizing about the relation between film and mind.

    Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Film History, Filmmaking, Humanities, Visual Arts
  • Work in Progress: Mary LaChapelle

    What journey must a person take to become a hero? Mary LaChapelle (writing) spent her recent time-release grant pondering this question in order to develop a new fiction-writing course.

    Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing
  • Work in Progress: Leah Olson

    Why do animals get old and die? And how is diet implicated in the aging process? These are the questions Leah Olson (biology) will discuss in her forthcoming book, The Fire of Life: The Biology of Living and Dying.

    Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011

    Biology, Faculty, Science and Mathematics
  • Video Games and the Future of Fiction

    Noah Wardrip-Fruin understands, a professor of computer science at UC Santa Cruz, spoke on campus about the future of fiction as it relates to computer science.

    Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011

    Computer Science, Creative and Performing Arts, Science and Mathematics, SLC, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Writing faculty member Jo Ann Beard's new book In Zanesville earning rave reviews

    profiles writing faculty member Jo Ann Beard and reviews her new book In Zanesville, which also received a favorable review by Publishers Weekly. Raved the Weekly review: "Beard is a faultless chronicler of the young and hopeful; readers couldn’t ask for a better guide through the wilds of adolescence."

    Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills praises "political courage" of Senators McCain and Graham on CNN.com

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    In a opinion piece, Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills praises Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham for their decisions to support President Obama's sending of military aid to America's NATO allies in their air war against Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Their decisions, says Mills, are "acts of political courage in a time of intense partisanship."

    Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

    Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Literature, Politics
  • Art History faculty emeritus Philip Gould discusses imprisoned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei

    In , art critic Sarah Schmerler interviews Art History faculty emeritus Philip Gould about the intricacies of Eastern and Western art and incarcerated Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. In speaking of the plight of Weiwei, Gould sums up the situation by saying, "Artists, in general, are a threat to the status quo because they inevitably express the sentiments that infuse society. Artists are political whether they realize it or not."

    Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

    Art History, Asian Studies, Faculty, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Politics
  • SLC's summer programs featured in article on the benefits of going back to school when looking to meet people

    A story on , a network of sites catering to people between the ages of 45-65, extolls the benefits of going back to school for people looking to make new friends, specifically citing SLC's extensive .

    Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2011

    SLC
  • Health Advocacy faculty member Laura Weil MA '94 selected by NRC as patients' rights advocate on medical use of isotopes

    Health Advocacy faculty member Laura Weil MA '94 has been selected by the to be the patients’ rights advocate on the agency’s Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI). Weil, who was selected from among 10 nominees for the position, was chosen for both her extensive practical experience and academic background in patient advocacy.

    Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011

    Alums, Faculty, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy
  • Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills looks at commencement from a teacher's point of view in Huffington Post

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    Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills reflects on commencement from a teacher's perspective in a blog.

    Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Health Advocacy faculty member Laura Weil MA '94 quoted in Parade article on advocacy in today's health care system

    Health Advocacy faculty member Laura Weil MA '94 is quoted in a magazine article on the benefits of hiring a health advocate, explaining that "advocates can help you get the information you need to understand test results, find specialists, and choose the right treatment."

    Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011

    Alums, Faculty, Graduate Studies in Health Advocacy, Science and Mathematics
  • Ann Patchett '85 publishes new novel, reflects on SLC teachers who "changed [her] life"

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    In a review of her new book State of Wonder in (UK), Ann Patchett '85 says, "I had a couple of teachers in college who changed my life," referring to Allan Gurganus '72 and the late Grace Paley. She reflects on how each of them influenced her writing and development as an individual. Patchett also appeared on public radio's in advance of the book's release.

    Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills looks at the history of NYC's High Line on CNN.com

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    In a special opinion piece to entitled, "New York City reclaims its ruins," Literature faculty member Nicolaus Mills marks the opening of the second section of the High Line park by looking back at the history of the project and how the idea is spreading to other urban areas.

    Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011

    Faculty, Humanities, Literature
  • Dancers Jon Kinzel MFA '09 and Neil Greenberg '08 featured in revival of Beau Regard

    reviews the revival of renowned choreographer Susan Rethorst's Beau Regard (1989), featuring Jon Kinzel MFA '09 and Neil Greenberg '08. Beau Regard is part of Danspace Project's latest Platform series, entitled Susan Rethorst: Retro(intro)spective.

    Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Daniel Horowitz '13 presents documentary film on comic book culture

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    In , Daniel Horowitz '13 presents a write up and full-length video of Comic Relief, his short documentary that gives an insider's look at the eclectic culture and community surrounding comic books.

    Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Filmmaking, Students, Visual Arts, Writing
  • Jake Szczpek '07 featured in reimagining of Stravinsky's "Histoire du Soldat"

    profiles the current reimagining of Igor Stravinsky's 1918 music-theatre piece, "Histoire du Soldat," which features Jake Szczpek '07 dancing as the Soldier. 


    Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Dance, Graduate Studies in Dance
  • Poetry Northwest pays tribute to Pulitzer Prize-winner Carolyn Kizer '45

    In a profile of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer '45 by Julie Muhlstein of Washington's , Muhlstein’s mother Jeanne Tiefel reflects on her friendship with Kizer. In related news, the Spring/Summer issue of pays tribute to Kizer, the founding editor, with commentary honoring her place in American poetry.

     


    Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, Writing, Graduate Studies in Writing
  • The Child Development Institute at Sarah Lawrence College and Groundwork Hudson Valley to host "Pop-Up Adventure Playground"

    On Sunday, June 19, The Child Development Institute (CDI) at Sarah Lawrence College and Groundwork Hudson Valley will host a Father’s Day "Pop-Up Adventure Playground" for children (ages two and up) to create their own play adventures as they manipulate loose play parts, including cardboard boxes, wood, tires, fabric, etc., which will all be provided free of all charge at the site.

    Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011

    Graduate Studies in Art of Teaching, CDI, Graduate Studies in Child Development, ECC, Faculty, SLC
  • Battle of the Bands Debuts at SLC

    Seven musical acts competed for on-campus glory at the inaugural Battle of the Bands.

    Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011

    Creative and Performing Arts, Students
  • Three Sarah Lawrence College Alumnae Awarded Citations for Achievement

    Brooke D. Anderson '86, Joyce Zankel Lindorff '71, and Nell Minow '74 will be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in government and public service, music and education, and corporate governance, respectively, during Reunion Weekend at Sarah Lawrence College taking place June 4-5.

    Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011

    Alums, Creative and Performing Arts, History and the Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Mathematics